Enlightenment and its definitions
The term enlightenment is rather newly introduced in the Western culture, and tries to translate the supreme state of bliss, and the exit from the great wheel of reincarnations of a soul. Enlightenment is defined by many, and there are no two definitions alike.
Used in a religious sense, enlightenment translates several Buddhist terms and concepts, most notably bodhi, and the Japanese satori. Related terms from Asian religions are kaivalya and moksha (liberation) in Hinduism, and ushta in Zoroastrianism.
If one asks this question to individual spirituals, you get many tenths of different answers that reflect actually that person’s perspective on life, and what he/she thinks through his spiritual lectures, and his perceptions from his meditation practice, if any. Some posts describing enlightenment are almost “poetic” in their descriptions, while others are purely intellectual.
Let me give you my point of view. As background I am scientist and less poet and I tend to try to find my ground when discussions in spirituality start to float around into the fluffy clouds of imagination and poetry. Poetry is great and I have a good number of poets I love, they unleash your pure imagination and help you color your perception about Creation. On the other hand, when talking about goals, references, paths to follow, and so on, I prefer some solid ground under my feet since I don’t like to lose my compass in no man’s land.
First let me give you a technical definition about enlightenment, so outside of my opinion or for that matter any other person’s opinion: Enlightenment is reached by the person whose soul vibration (awareness level) has reached the 7th chakra vibration. Be aware that body vibration is different than soul’s vibration, where the terms vibration and level of awareness are interchangeable.
In other words, if somebody reaches, whether by coming with such a soul vibration from past lives or reached it by his spiritual endeavors in this life, the same soul vibration (awareness) as Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Yogananda, etc. but also a handful in modern times, then he is enlightened. Sure that all these souls had body vibrations much lower that 7th chakra level so they could interact with other “normal” people around, who on average had both a soul vibration and a body vibration in the 3.5 vibration, using the chakras scale. After all we as mankind are as vibration a 3D world (D-dimension of vibration, same as using the 7 chakra scale). Remember the kundalini snake coiled 3 and a half times in the root chakra, as Hinduism and yoga mention?
How one reaches enlightenment, I mean the main paths, you can find shortly described in another post of mine here.
The feminine aspect and the masculine aspect
Now, we all have inside both masculine aspect and the feminine aspect. Aspect has nothing to do with whether we are a man or a woman, an aspect is the lens through which we look at life. The positive masculine aspect is a builder, follows up plan, has a compass in life, takes easily decisions, it’s a doer, a protector etc but has no access to higher energy. In other words, he can design the plan of a house, but doesn’t have access to the bricks to build the house.
We also have the positive feminine aspect, who’s caring, nurtures others both children and adults, doesn’t judge, helps everybody, has great access to intuition, visions, has full access to higher energy etc, but can’t follow a plan, has big problems in taking decisions, thinks from her heart where no duality is to be found. The feminine aspect provides the energy, the bricks, to the masculine aspect.
Putting the two together i.e. house blueprint and bricks, in time you get a house, a person, a planet, a galaxy, or a universe!
The same is in any human about aspects, ideally it should be a balance of 50/50% but I found this is very seldom, many are off like in 70% masculine and 30% feminine, or the other way around. Actually, for the last thousands of years the human civilization was masculine aspect biased, and even more so towards the negative one focused on domination and oppression, lust for power, and so on.
Enlightenment and personal bias
Concerning enlightenment, each answer will exhibit the commentator bias ultimately, whether masculine or feminine.
The ones more feminine aspect biased will talk about feelings, like that all are already enlightened, that there is nothing to do just watch, everything is bliss, just ignore the bad guys, etc. If you appeal to some logic to them asking why are we in this 3D low vibration world then if we are already enlightened, you won't get any sensible answer, at least not a logical one. Obviously, the feminine aspect just ignores reality if it doesn’t fit their mental concept or sensitivities of what enlightenment is. Even if you appeal to the sacred books describing the hardships through which Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, and other true enlightened ones went through, and that not everything is bliss and fluffy energies and people around, you won’t be able to open a reasonable discussion.
On the other hand, the ones with a stronger masculine aspect will insist on things like practicing procedures whether meditation or others as sure path to enlightenment. Their approach is a path of hardship, sacrifices, and applying ancient receipts as the definitive tool for success. Generally, they are focused on their own evolution, and don’t invest much in developing a relation with the rest of people, nature etc. I noticed that they have an issue with the access to their higher soul, and other higher entities.
My definition for enlightenment
Beside reaching as soul the 7th chakra level of awareness, an enlightened true soul has to fulfill, in balance, two main conditions and abilities:
- The masculine aspect - a really high understanding of this Creation: how it works, which are the basic laws of creation, which are the energy mechanisms in Creation, that we are a soul that hops from life to life to learn and increase his awareness, the relationship between soul and body, about kundalini, the soul evolution path, and so on.
- The feminine aspect - an excellent access to higher energy, living as an enlightened 7th chakra soul. He must exhibit a true high intuition, be able to connect to higher souls including disembodied ones, sending small souls (wandering souls) to Light, has cleaned his subconscious of most limiting beliefs, doing shaktipat himself, be able to help energetically other people, animals, nature, read other people souls awareness, etc.
If you read the ancient sacred books in the key of the masculine and feminine aspect, you will find that the enlightened souls manifested all the spiritual abilities that I mentioned above in modern terms. The feminine aspect abilities were called siddhis in ancient Sanskrit. There are also other kind of siddhis, but that doesn’t mean that if a person displays them he is necessarily enlightened without having also the masculine aspect abilities.
If one thinks at ancient enlightened souls and remembers what sacred texts related about them, you will find they all showed both sides of the two aspects, manifested an excellent command of higher energies, and also a deep understanding of the universe laws, its layers, and mechanisms.
Currently, when looking into the souls now on Earth and also into the energies of mankind, I count between 5.000 to 6.000 fully enlightened souls as per the definition above. Interesting fact is that years ago, around 2015, I counted like 7.000 enlightened souls, so we had a decrease of these kind of souls on the planet.
On the other hand, I counted in the same span of time a sizable increase of higher souls in the vibration range of 4D to 6D, so above the average 3D but less than enlightenment level. This mass of higher souls will eventually lead humanity from this 3D energies that we stay in for many thousands of years into the 4D awareness level!
But before this to happen the old energies have to be released, and this is what happens now on the planet by the covid pandemic, war in Ukraine, conflicts of all sorts in general; it's the time of awakening at humanity level, when everyone takes decisions, whether being aware or not aware.
By turning our attention inside us we have the chance to head towards a more enlightened existence each of us.
You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.
You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed there and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.