Here is the quote I’m going to be discussing:
According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness.
The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy.
The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.
~ Deepak Chopra, Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles ~
First of all I will talk about my thoughts around “enlightenment”. How does one know if they are “enlightened”?
In my opinion, true enlightenment cannot happen, physically, while we inhabit a 3D body. It is physically impossible. Why would something that doesn’t seem to have to do with the physical body depend upon its physicality to be or not be so? My definition of enlightenment has to do with that. I believe that we are enlightened after we die. We become one with the universe and all things great and small. We re-learn everything we forgot when the veil dropped. We can literally have very close to all knowledge – and it would certainly feel to us as though we do have all knowledge – available in the universe. That, to me, is enlightenment.
In the NDE, once the experiencer has come back to their body, they can feel that knowledge they had gained while on the other side of the veil to be slipping away from them. They can only retain a small portion of what they knew. And they know it. They realize that what they once had – all that understanding – is gone.
How that relates to our physical being is a little bit harder to explain, but suffice it to say that I think that if we carried all the knowledge of our higher-self while incarnated in a 3D physical body, our body would die. The energy would be too much for it. There have been many writings on this. Therefore, that is the reason why I believe we cannot have true enlightenment while in a 3D physical body. And because of this, I don’t claim to be enlightened. Other people may make that claim, but perhaps their definition of enlightenment is different from mine.
The next part of the quote is the part that I love the most, and I think can be most useful to people, “The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy.”
While I cannot say that I’m not afraid of anything, I can say that I’m not afraid of much. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my Celestial Team is with me at all times and is working away at making sure that everything is just right and perfect for me. I am taken care of, as are all of you. And I learned this kind of trust through my studies, as well as through my life events. Even the experiences that seemed miserable to me at the time, when I think back on them, I can see how it was actually just exactly what I needed. So really, what is there to worry about?
In the same way you and I have our own Celestial Team, so does the world. The world is getting and will get exactly what it needs at precisely the right time. No need to fret. 😉