Towards Genuine Spiritual Awakening

There are many complex and highly abstract philosophies that talk about soul awakening and ultimate self-realization. This complexity can be a trap where the mind is kept occupied with all sorts of mental gymnastics, some of them quite brilliant indeed, but whereby we unwittingly avoid facing the real work.

Here is some concrete and practical advice for moving away from spiritual illusions, toward true and genuine spiritual awakening.

The real work is to take a hard look at the state of the house, rather than getting into lengthy discussions regarding blueprints, where the materials come from, environmental history, architectural relevance, and more of that talk. That avoids getting our hands dirty, and we donít build anything, either. Our lives remain the same, day after day.

The proper path is not that hard to find. The real work is part of our day-to-day routine where, among other things, we can observe our ability to truly love, to get into right relationships, and to use our power for the benefit of all. Our progress in this work is not measured in terms of how articulate we may be when discussing spirituality, but rather in terms of the quality of our service and the goodness we spread in our day-to-day existence. For this is where our level of consciousness is really tested, and where true spirituality comes to life.

Adapted from Free Your True Self 1, by Annie Marquier (Findhorn Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Annie Marquier. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from Free Your True Self 1, by Annie Marquier (Findhorn Press, 2005).


Heidi H.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thank you. This was very comforting and positive.

Luna Doula
Luna D5 years ago

Life has a funny way of showing us what we need to learn. That's the point. :)

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks Annie.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W7 years ago


Lorin S.
Lorin S7 years ago

LOVE this article. Thanks for a practical yet heartfelt approach to spiritual living. Much better than a lot of what I've encountered!

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

thanks for post

Hilda Perrett
Hilda Perrett8 years ago

thank you for an interesting article

Eric S.
Eric Straatsma8 years ago

A course in enlightenment, but using Holy Spirit.

The course leads one through a process that involves undoing first, then gradually awakening to the miracle...

Rezi D.
Past Member 8 years ago

The ONLY way to have true freedom & true spirituality is to be connected to the ONE, TRUE GOD, who is Spirit. There is only ONE WAY to be connected to the ONE, TRUE GOD. The ONE WAY is JESUS. There is only one way to have faith in JESUS: hear/read AND OBEY HIS gospel (Faith comes by hearing...the word of Christ). The TRUE freedom that comes from connecting to the ONE TRUE GOD thru THE ONE TRUE WAY is the freedom from sin & death.