Awakening IS Remembering!
The ego-mind loves to play hide-and-seek with the Truth, wrapping It in mystique and placing It far away. It details the rules of the game and provides endless steps in a 'process' that only a few even qualify to play.
Its methods adapt to cultural beliefs but always its end game is seek but do not find.
The concept of 'becoming' is something which involves time and space ... the home of illusions. It places God outside, where It seems to belong ... forever unattainable. The very suggestion that it is 'easy' to Wake Up ... to Be Enlightened, has been made to sound frivolous, having no respect for the sanctity of so great an achievement. If you even dare to make this suggestion to yourself, your audacity is immediately colored with another layer of illusion ... guilt, and the unworthiness that results casts this idea into the fire of self hatred. This is another deception of the ego-mind.
The image of a Master has been conjured to portray a Great Being [which It IS], walking on water and raising the dead. While these great achievements may very well have occurred they were still metaphors for much deeper revelations ... since no Awakened One uses phenomena to dazzle and place themselves above.
Always, the purpose of display is to Enlighten. Rising above the chaotic influence of emotion and Awakening the sleeper from the dream of death illustrates the possibility that exists for all.
Why would such a Great One go on to say,
"... you will do what I have done and greater things will you do ..." ?
Being-ness sets the example of what is possible when you Wake Up to All You Are ... no different than the One Who radiated this Truth to you.
An enormous so-called 'step' toward Awakening is to accept Its simplicity and once accepted to place this Now' attainable Truth 'above' all else in your Life. The simplicity is only this ... You Are and have always been Awake, Enlightened ... a Master of Truth, and have been sleeping to this Truth ... literally, sleeping.
Simply make it your number one Intention to Wake Up ... declare That You Are Awake every chance you get and the built in mechanism of 'what you focus upon expands' ... WILL Wake You Up.
No-Thing else is required but This.
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