Enlightenment Is Beyond Positive or Negative Thinking

Enlightenment Is Beyond Positive or Negative Thinking

By Jafree Ozwald

What is enlightenment? In the vast pool of consciousness inside us and surrounding us, there are three types of thoughts we can choose from; the positive, negative and the neutral. When we realize what type of thinking we are currently dwelling in, the moment we become aware, we give ourselves the one and only chance we need to become free.

POSITIVE THOUGHTS – Positive thoughts open the heart and feel expansive and liberating for your body. They feel healing to your mind, and engage an instant appreciative vibration, producing sensations of gentleness, confidence, peace and/or warmth around the chest and heart.

NEGATIVE THOUGHTS – Negative thoughts have a clinging tight gripping sensation in the body. You’ll feel an actual holding of physical tension, the breath is shorter, the belly is hardened, and the lungs and diaphragm are more contracted and controlled. The mind grasps onto to the body in fear. The tighter it clutches onto these painful ideas, the more pain and less pleasure it experiences in life. Negative thinking manifests whenever we believe our life circumstances are not matching up with our souls highest destiny, and this threatens our feelings of peace, happiness and ease of survival.

NEUTRAL THOUGHTS – Neutral thoughts are created from equanimity of the mind. They don’t feel numbing to the body, yet there is also no positive or negative emotion attached. They are not boring and dry like mathematical thoughts, as they have the perfect balance of positive and negative thoughts within them. Pure neutrality is freedom and peace of mind. Dwelling here will make you feel lighter, spacious, and more liberated because the ego is less fiercely attached to its desires, beliefs and opinions.

It’s essential that we explore life outside our mind’s normal box of thinking if we are ever to evolve. One of the most interesting aspects I’ve found about the path to enlightenment, is that it can be found within both realms of positive and negative thinking.

Enlightenment is always more effortless than what we’ve been told.  It’s a natural by-product and effect from living in a state of perpetual equanimity and neutrality with the mind. Therefore, we must remove any spiritual ego mask unconsciously striving for enlightenment if we are ever to truly arrive.

The mask I’m referring to is the one that believes the super pure, holy, sacred beings are those who only have positive loving thoughts coursing through their brains all day long.  If positive thinking all day long was a necessity to become enlightened, it would be pretty hopeless for a majority of humanity to ever find real true inner freedom.

When it comes to enlightenment, positive thinking can help you arrive at freedom just as much as negative thinking. Both sides of the coin are needed for us to find the edge, where the mind is dropped and real freedom abides.  So you may decide to use the positive front door of your house, or sneak in through the basement window by pushing away all negative thoughts. Both strategies are necessary to discover the 3rd side, where we find real peace with ourselves and all life around us.

“Is truth so particular that there is only one gate to heaven? There are no gates. Heaven is inside you. You are not even the gatekeeper.” ~ Emmanuel

Both positive and negative doors to freedom eventually lead us into the same place of peace in the heart. They teach the mind to let go and guide us how to relax deeper into our true enlightened nature. When we surrender our ego to the burning hearth and fire of awareness, we simply dissolve into our deepest relaxation absorbed in our cozy healing nest. The blissful feeling of freedom naturally arises from sitting in the center of that eternally burning fire of awareness. We can then clearly see the negative and positive thoughts coming and going, and feel liberated knowing the fire of pure awareness continues to remain the same.

The unenlightened mind is merely an overly attached ego. It’s as if we identify ourselves to be large dark/white puffy clouds who spent too much time floating through the mountain peaks and valleys, and have forgotten that our real home is the vast endless eternal sky.  Our thoughts are these various cloud formations, and the consistency of the clouds, while the enlightened state (our real nature) is pure, empty like the infinite sky.

In pure awareness, we see that we already are this eternal sky that has no limits or real boundaries.  We understand that we are that sacred source which is perpetually free from all of our thoughts and beliefs. No matter how high or low the thoughts are, no matter what the mind thinks it needs to do to find happiness or freedom, we do not identify with these thoughts. The real question then becomes how are you perceiving yourself in ways that allow you to relax deeper into your pure consciousness, discovering the deepest truth of your personal infinite sky, and living from the center of this universe, which is always here now waiting for you.

Breaking the ancestral framework of our deeply indoctrinated belief systems naturally occurs from repeatedly taking this first step into real freedom. Detaching from all positive and negative thoughts. As long as we think our happiness, enlightenment, or having a successful life depends only on our mind we remain a slave to it. As long as we believe we must rigidly adhere only to positive thinking, or believe freedom will only manifest once we heal a negative pattern by digesting the right essential spiritual awakening information, it creates a tension inside us that constricts our consciousness. This subtle tension then imprisons our minds into a smaller framework of reality, unable to relax into the unbounded realms of Universal intelligence, and we return to identifying ourselves with the painful limitations of mind, body and ego once again.

If this conversation is intriguing for you and have deeper questions about the structure of reality, the destiny the Universe, and how your destiny manifests into the world, I have included an enlightening conversation in this video below with one of my friends about how we are always manifesting our ultimate destiny…

I invite you to do a personal test and see for yourself. Explore this sweet little experiment that will blow your mind this week…Try to only think positively about one particular thing for 1 full hour. Don’t allow the pendulum to swing to the negative.  If it does, start the timer over. Eventually, you’ll find the mind reaches its positive creative peak and starts desperately seeking for more positivity, or will give up and get pulled into a valley of frustration.

The mind is the ultimate con-artist at thinking it knows the secrets to making you happy. It will form very specific ideas that “you have succeeded or failed in life”, enticing your heart to believe that your innermost nature is also a total success or total failure.

“The mind is intangible. In fact it does not exist. The surest way to control it is to seek it. Then its activities cease.” ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

Another fun thing to notice here is how liberating it feels to realize that enlightenment has little to do with trying to think positive thoughts or staying free from negative thoughts.  We become instantly closer to the state of enlightened freedom from entertaining this one small shift in perception. Now, imagine holding this idea as your entire life’s perception all day long for the next 21 days!

Now we’re talking more about a truly profound shift, a real deepening into the liberated awareness that you are, who is already always free from all forms of suffering.  This more expansive perception of reality and liberating relationship with the mind, is the first major task to master on the enlightenment path.

My message to you is not to not try and think positive thoughts. Don’t get me wrong. Positive thoughts will naturally occur, and when they happen on their own they are much more amazing and spectacular than pre-fabricated ones.  The problem with trying to be positive in life is that there’s often an element of desperation and lack hidden behind it.

We are afraid of our darkness, scared of what lurks in the caverns of our mind, and thus feel we need to always be thinking on the positive track to avoid falling in. The pattern of avoidance is a fear based trip, and it always ends up creating more limitations within yourself. It is much more enlightening to face that which we cannot face, and be with that which we cannot be with.  This is another secret to real freedom.

 Our human goal is always to find total freedom and love.  Yet, how can we find this if we are not allowing ourselves to play in all the creative areas within our mind. Who is the master of the mind if there are certain places we dare not adventure into?

The dark is deep and humbling, the light is bright and empowering, they both have their ego freeing benefits. When we are more devoted to the liberation that naturally occurs by tuning into our pure consciousness, than the need to control and micro-manage our lives, we connect with the great bliss within that is not at all concerned with positive or negative thinking. The more connected, joyous, and peaceful we can feel, the easier it becomes to enter into a divine state of listening. In this space, enlightening messages of guidance and higher truth start appearing everywhere we are throughout our day.

When our mind is open, clear and receptive, we can hear the guidance from our soul more clearly and don’t have any urge to try to think positively or avoid thinking negatively. The soul is always speaking to us gently, confidently, and sweetly showing us the way. The only reason we are not hearing the life affirming guidance and clear messages from our higher Self  all day long, is because of one little thing…

We’ve over identified who we are with our ego/mind/personality/agenda. The attachment to ego (not ego itself) is what’s blocking the way. The moment we become over identified with this body, mind, or the “I” or “me” that is associated with it we become delusional and enslaved. The Universe has been trying for lifetimes to awaken us from our egos slumber, and it‘s succulent agenda and serious addiction to controlling our minds, our reality, and what we manifest in the future.

The Universe was simply waiting for this very moment and critical time (right now) when you have finally become tired of playing old games, and are truly ready for the real enlightenment experience realizing your true infinite nature.

“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, and beautiful.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

For me, I feel that the ego acts a lot like an old coat hanger antenna hooked to the back of some high tech T.V.  The only signal it can receive is old fashioned, outdated, and interferes with the crisp clear channel direct from the fiber optic light cable line underneath.  Whenever we adjust the coat wire, the sound and picture quality can become fuzzy, confusing, or suddenly exceptionally clear and we think ‘I did it, this is it!’

Then we create this pattern of re-adjusting our wire hanger, thinking it is the answer to a clear life, and never imagine for a moment that we can use the digital HD cable that has already been plugged in for years.  It’s truly a blessing when it happens to you that you simply stop wiggling your antenna and tune into your hard line of divine intelligence. The very second you drop the adjustment habit, trying to control the mind and its quality of thoughts, you start listening on a deeper level to the great wisdom that is here beneath it all.

The very moment we pull the plug on our thinking machine, the infinite soul that we naturally are becomes obvious, real and apparent everywhere we go.  We become present to the heart beating within us, the breath that brings us deeper sensations of peace, and realize the Universe and it’s infinite playground exists everywhere!

As this hard line connection gets stronger, the inner quietness becomes more potent, and we can actually hear this personal angelic guidance as if it was radioed down from an intercom! The truth is our inner guidance is always blasting us with the most enlightening information we’re most needing to know, its just are we listening? By practicing unplugging the thinking antenna and turning up the volume on listening dial, we slowly begin hearing it and our lives attune to a more enlightened way of being.

When the mind becomes perfectly silent everything inside instantly becomes crystal clear.  We realize that all of our confusion, problems and personal inadequacies were all being generated by this cheap old antenna.  We constantly see and hear a full line of Universal truths because we are free from our judgment filters.

Every person we encounter becomes a spirit guide, with a deep important message about our life path insight that directly speaks personally to us. It’s not that every single audible word coming out of everybody’s mouth is a huge personal message from the divine meant just for you, yet the more often we practice listening, the easier it is to feel what life choices to make and clearly know where our soul is most wanting to go.

“In the stillness lies the greatest power. When consciousness becomes perfectly still, the illusion is perfectly understood because it is consciousness that is creating the illusion.” ~Awaken The World Film

I recommend you practice this one simple technique as much as you can.  Listen to what is listening.  Place your attention upon what is paying attention.  Then, when you’re in conversation with another person, use this extra highly perceptive awareness to go beyond the surface meaning of their words.

Dive in between their word, beneath their egoic message, and tune into what their soul is trying to share with your soul. If God had a message for you today through this person, what would you most need to hear?

 This level of soul listening means you’re willing to hear a continuously positive message from the Universe. The Universal source in its perfection only delivers messages of love, healing, freedom, and how to reach enlightenment.

The messages we receive may send us sailing through the high and holy front door, or down through the dark back basement door.  Either passage way given, the Universe is always conspiring in our favor, in an eager attempt to fulfill the most deep and personal needs we have, yet may not know. You were born to enjoy this grand mysterious and profound matrix of life. You are here to discover Heaven on Earth, and this is done by having mastery over your mind. It may take 2 days or 2000 days before you can actually discover real mastery, which is why I created this practical daily fool-proof enlightenment course and super manifesting program below, which is 100% guaranteed to dramatically shift your life in the most enlightening ways in the next 90 days or less!

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