Authentic Self-Acceptance: Recognizing the Great Deception of Spiritual Enlightenment


Often, when we become more spiritually enlightened, we can easily convince ourselves that we know it all already.

We become very adept at using all of the spiritual terms and concepts we’ve learned, to talk our way through things on the surface and yet haven’t a clue how to actually integrate and embody that, let alone understand that we aren’t really seeing the depth of the picture – we’re merely spewing out the “right” words we think we should use.

Ironically, we can actually become closed off to widening our perspectives even more because we think we have all the answers, or we feel the need to pretend we do so that others will see us in a certain light.

It becomes much easier to deceive ourselves or play subconscious, self-sabotaging games than to accept that we may actually have more available to us to learn, which can help us to continue to heal and evolve.

This is a great reminder from Shakti Gawain (below) about authentically embracing who you are right now with vulnerable integrity.

I share it, as I see it as one of the themes in the collective pool to be conscious of so that we can widen and deepen our potentials, while also continuing to raise the bar on our vibrational frequency we are embodying.

From Shakti Gawain:

What I am right now

If we pretend to be more enlightened than we really are, we will miss an opportunity to heal ourselves. Admitting our limitations can make us feel vulnerable, yet it is very freeing.

We just have to be ourselves as we are now, accepting the mixture of enlightened awareness and human limitation that is in each of us. Through this self-acceptance, we find a deep peace and self-love.

* Today I accept myself as I am. *

About Tania Marie's Blog

Tania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Energy Guide, Sound Channeler, Visionary Artist, and Author. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania inspires people globally to embody their essence, access creative empowerment, expand into more conscious awareness, and to harness their magick and imagination to create alchemy for living in harmony.

Posted on July 24, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Thank you dear Tania. Let’s be vulnerable and free

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    “Embracing who you are right now with vulnerable integrity.” That’s a nice phrase and “deep peace.” Nice post Tania.

  3. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:

    This post from a year ago came to mind due to feeling into the collective landscape of frequencies out there, close and far. To add to this share, it’s not only that people easily convince themselves they look and sound the part of being more spiritually enlightened than they are embodying, but it’s so very easy to convince others the same. I find this to be a dangerous deception that can take years of undoing, just as much so as it took years to get to play the part. That’s why I advocate vulnerability and transparency, and knowing it’s okay to admit you don’t have all the answers and not to try to convince others or yourself that you do. There are a lot of shells of people walking around without the meat of their soul. The more we focus our attention on our own deepening into integration of the actual embodiment of what we come to learn, the more lasting and penetrating effect we’ll have on others, but also the more self integrity and true empowerment we’ll have for ourselves. A lot of “spiritual” people who call others who aren’t focused on a spiritual life, “sheep” just following the crowd, aren’t aware they’ve created their own version of this sheep mentality, feeding off of newbies and people thirsty for a way out. There is a lot of sheep mentality and sparkly looking and sounding actors on the stages out there in all realms. Be aware of what you are choosing to accept and touch in with your own spidey senses, intuition, gut feeling, and bodily sensations that are trying to get your attention so you can choose a more authentic path than the ones you might be following.

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