There is a lot of confusion about what the Enlightenment Experience is. And it’s not surprising given that enlightenment does not happen to the person. It is instead freedom from the illusion of the person that most of humanity lives under.
Enlightenment is also not something that can be understood with the mind. So stop trying. Everything you have heard or read or feel you understand about enlightenment is not it. You can only understand enlightenment through the direct experience of enlightenment. And that can’t be contained in any thought. That’s exactly why the Enlightenment Experience Groups were formed. The Enlightenment Experience Groups are for the direct experience of enlightenment. And that’s the only way it can be understood.
If people really understood what these groups are offering, it would be impossible to accommodate the demand. Fortunately, this kind of thing can’t be understood without the experience so only those who are ready feel called to it. And that is another part of the absolute perfection of all life.
Enlightenment is the experience of freedom from the separate self. Instead of a limited separate person, with all its limitations and problems, there is just this experience of complete freedom, peace, love and bliss. There is the experience of total completeness and wholeness with no more questions or searching.
You may have heard that everyone is already enlightened. And this is true. But far less than 1% of the human population experiences this now. Most of us are still trapped in this conditioned belief in a limited, separate self, a body, a mind, a lifespan. We are completely free but we don’t know it. But those who are ready for this great freedom, this great awakening, can and do experience it. That’s what the Enlightenment Experience Groups are about.
It is important to have a teacher and as many others as possible who are awake in the groups. The fact that they no longer live under this illusion of separation gives others the permission to let go of their conditioned thinking and experience this great freedom for themselves –if they are ready and open to it.
At first they only experience this in the Group or private sessions. But over time the illusion of separation and limitation fall away and it becomes their new reality. As I often hear in the groups, “Who wouldn’t want to live like this all the time?” It’s like asking who wouldn’t want to trade suffering for happiness. Of course everyone does.
Over time, their lives becomes increasingly happier, more peaceful, more connected. There is a progressive cumulative effect. At some point, the sense of a personal self is gone completely and they are only this infinite freedom, peace, bliss and love. Then they become teachers themselves. There is no more need of the group or anything else at that point.
You may have heard the teaching “There is no doer.” or “Doing without at doer.” So here there is The Enlightenment Experience without an experiencer. It’s not something the mind can understand. Don’t even try. The understanding is only in the direct experience of it. Enlightened understanding is not an understanding of the mind. It is a felt experience, an experience of the entire being. When you experience this, then you know. There are no more questions. There is no more seeking. You realize you are and have always been absolutely complete. You are Home.