Initially I was reluctant to write a testimonial; there is no combination of any words whatsoever that could express anywhere near what Enlightenment means, not only when I realised it but even now two months later. I am still somewhat reluctant, so please, let me write an Inspiration instead.
Many years ago when I was just starting my meditation journey, an Adept took time talk to me. It was only for a few minutes but that five minutes changed my life.
In regards to the journey ahead he said: “There’s going to be a lot of rough patches and a lot of diamonds”. That has stayed with me to this day. That, and the Love he showed by choosing to take the time to sit with me and inspire me. Even in my Spiritual ignorance, I knew then, that he was coming from a place of Love. I did not KNOW that All Embracing Love in the way that I know it now, but I caught an essence of it, and was touched inexplicably by it in a way that has inspired me ever since. All along this journey I have felt or witnessed this Love from First Initiates, Second Initiates and Adepts alike, and this has drawn me further into an incredible Spiritual Journey.
Upon realising the Enlightened state for the first time, my first proper real thought was: Right, how can I get this LOVE down to the people, down to the practical level on which we operate our daily lives? The thinking part of me felt desperate to channel this Pure Love down somehow, for everyone to experience.
I still don’t have an answer to this, other than to be a channel of Love myself. It is this Love for everyone and everything which has led me to sit down and try and put some words down in the hope of inspiring others to reach this LOVE too. Please do, please continue on your journey to reach Enlightenment, I am sure it will be more worth it than you can possibly imagine. We are all small on the outside, with ups, downs, jobs, families, bad weather, bad luck, good times, laughs and tears, that’s life. But remember, on the inside we are all LOVE – massive Love – whatever stage of meditating you are currently at. BE that Love, be it, so that the inside can transcend the outside. Live that Love the best you can, even just for a moment, and you might inspire someone too. Everything starts with Love.