In the "OMG WTF! I’ve been living an illusion and it’s all shattering, my ego is in crisis and I everything I thought was true isn’t" kind of waking up.
Awareness has deepened, perception of reality has sharpened, and it's all so crystal clear it's almost unbearable at first.
This is all experienced through our human form.
Whatever trajectory that experience of our shift took, as we lived it in our body, is what we call the "authentic story" of our lives.
Maybe it was suffering, or heartbreak, perhaps it was an illness, a death or an unexpected loss. Or it was nothing of that nature; you weren't all the miserable but not all that happy either, and then things just started taking a different perspective.
(you can read the story of my shift in consciousness here)
Whatever the experience was for you, there is one constant that is universal: the vehicle for waking up is through the human form.
The purpose may be our shift in consciousness, coming back to the light, living mindfully, or whatever you may call it, but the conditions of our existence in our human form are intelligently calculated precisely for that to happen.
One can't be without the other. The way we connect with others is through our authentic, human experience.
It's our vehicle, a unique and powerful tool, our channel of expression.
Our human experience IS our authentic story; suppressing our humanity, hiding behind our spirituality (read more on spiritual bypassing), denying that story to ourselves first and foremost is, at its' core, a form of resistance and non-acceptance.
The very same concepts we're trying to eliminate by living in an awakened state of being in the first place.
We can use our stories to express how it is living awake, but one can't exist without the other; one isn't more important than the other.
We can learn to place our humanness and awakened consciousness side by side, walking in harmony and supporting each other during our brief time here.
Because both spiritual awakening and humanness are happening simultaneously and both must be honoured if we’re to embrace the totality of life force.
So here’s an invitation: surrender to the present moment and practice being alert enough to continuously observe, accept, resist, let got, then resist again, and then let go again and again.
Matter always falls apart, and there's chaos, destruction, and then it all comes back together again, and there's unity, harmony, flow.