Enlightenment -So You Think That You’ve Got It!

The Big Revelation MomentNancy Smeltzer, MFA

I once had a client who was bemoaning how long healing her issue had been taking. She had been with me for a few months, had taken a boatload of personal growth workshops, but was working on one of her core issues. Those are those key ones that everybody has in some form, and which are often the reason that we came to earth this time to finally heal. To make matters worse, this client, while she had frequent breakthroughs during the sessions that we did together, didn’t work very much between times, preferring to have me “do the work” for her, because it was easier when I helped. So, when was she going to be completely “enlightened” she was asking, and would not have to work anymore.

I’m really glad that she couldn’t see my face when she asked that question, since I do most of my work on the phone or on Skype. When I first began this work in 2004, I put in about 8-10 hours/day. As time went by, the daily time dropped, but I still spend a minimum of an hour/day connecting in with the Divine, and I know that I’m nowhere near what I would call enlightened.

What I’ve found is that a spiritual journey is a lot what I’m told climbing mountains is like. You get to one peak, and delight in the accomplishment. Then as you look forward you can see where you’ll be going downhill for awhile, and then there will be  a valley where traveling will be much easier. However, as you look even further ahead, there are a lot more peaks to climb (and in the process, learn a lot) before you finally get to your destination.

Life, however, doesn’t give you those panoramic views of where you’re going and how far it is until you reach the summit you’re on. There certainly are no signs along the way saying how much longer this particular road will take. My experience is that all we can do is trust in the Divine and surrender the illusion of control we think that we have over our lives. It can be pretty disheartening some times not “to know”, but in reality, much more freeing if we quit trying to ask why all of the time.

Going back to the client that I was speaking about back at the beginning of this posting, I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I tried as tactfully as possible to say that we all are works in progress, and that there was always going to be work to do. That was definitely not the answer she wanted to hear, as she was hoping that you could “buy” enlightenment much as you would a college degree by putting in the requisite, known number of hours. Soon after, she left as a client, presumably to work with someone else who could give her an answer more to her liking. Sometimes, not everyone is a good fit for working with an alternative healer, and I energetically wished her well and that she would find what she was looking for. As for myself, I still put in my connection time with the Divine each day, because for me, it just feels so right.

What have been some of your big ah-has? What did you go through to achieve that insight and how is it affected your life?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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