Level 7 (of 7) : Enlightenment
Finding yourself on the journey of the Consciousness Line means you have had at some point, a temporary experience of the enlightened self. You want more of that, it’s the reason you’re driven on the path of deep self development.
The Enlightenment stage is about the sustained effort required to make that temporary state of knowingness, a peaceful bliss, permanent.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs refers to the top of the tree as self-actualisation. The realising of personal potential, self-fulfilment and personal growth. Within the Enlightenment stage, the basis of self-actualisation is a step further. You have already started the path of personal growth and have achieved many aspects of your personal potential.
The enlightened self is no longer pre-occupied with itself, the ME of life. It has changed to the US, an experience of connection to group, or universal consciousness. Enlightenment is the stage at which contribution, free of the need of admiration or adoration, becomes paramount. The contribution is in many small ways rather than one big way. The contribution from enlightenment comes from having met your needs first, thus allowing a deeper set of values to emerge.
That ends the overview of Level 7: Enlightenment. Now what do you want to do? Do you want to move on and go deeper into Level 7..?
Below is a short extract from Heidi’s book in relation to your development at this stage.
Side note: In the book the ‘Levels’ are referred to as ‘Steps’, they both correspond to the same stage of the development of your intuitive abilities.
Chapter 13 Step 7: Unite the Inner Child and the Adult
‘My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child, but I’m afraid if I do, I’ll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.’
Hurrying along, opening doors, closing them, feeling a rising panic pounding through her heart, Sophie searched desperately in this never-ending corridor of doors. Eventually, she opened the right one and ventured into the dark room. She approached the trap door with trepidation and her world slowed down as she descended the creaking, musty stairs into the cellar below. She had a sense of foreboding and a fear pounding in her gut, and she could feel her body temperature rapidly changing. There in front of her, dressed in rags, stood the lost child.