What Role Does Willpower Play in Awakening?
When you start meditating or going to Yoga, the repetitive message is that you are not your story, you are not your mind.
At some point you organically reach a moment of truly realizing this. Not just as an idea.
So, what happens when you realize you’re not your Identity but you have to live with it in this Spiritual Reality?
The path of Remembering… Universal time is not linear… but from the human perspective there is a “Before,” “During,” and “After.”
Even though temporarily we can dissolve into Consciousness.
Knowing that we do live with this Identity, it will never fully release itself from our Truth.
Because we are here with it, to receive lessons, to experience everything in the human body, with feelings and with conditionings.
Noticing that you are guided by your Inner Energy, guided by something more than your mind, you notice there comes a time where the mind has its role to play, but not always.
So, before this Awakening or Remembering, you are focused on choosing and understanding your choices. Making good, conscious decisions.
As soon as you realize what you are and directly experience it. Then beyond that when you start feeling your Inner Energy guiding and moving you…
You understand that your power of choosing is not the center of attention anymore. Because that was just a part of a phase.
Before Awakening, we try and make decisions and choices that are “better.”
Maybe we choose to meditate or choose to practice Yoga, and from that we receive Presence and Stillness.
It is true that we made a decision and used our willpower to meditate instead of watch Netflix or sleep in. But where did that decision come from?
What was the seed that lead to that choice? You can trace it back to your conditioning, your parents… beyond that, all the way back.
So, at the same time in this “before” phase, we are making decisions but what is the source of that?
It is Source itself unfolding overtime which gives us the ability to use our mind through our Ego/Identity to make decisions that guide us back toward truth or closer to Awakening and returning back to Source.
Making more conscious decisions can lead you to a deep state of consciousness where you connect to your Inner Energy and are actively guided by the Divinity within you.
That’s when willpower no longer has such a big role because you can surrender to your Inner Energy and be guided that way.
Understanding that Willpower was so powerful because it brought us to this point.
Choosing to have a plant-based diet or go into dancing, meditating, yoga and not into modelling or things that weren’t calling you.
It was willpower saying “this is my path.”
At the end of the day you notice, the source of all things is Source itself.
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