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HEAVEN #3497 Awakening, June 22, 2010
The dawn of your awakening is at hand. In one way, you do not expect enough. In another way, you expect too much.
It is like when a country has a revolution. So much is desired, and yet there is much that stays the same. It is not a revolution in consciousness that you are waiting for. It is a growth in consciousness.
Your consciousness has been growing all along. Growth of consciousness isn't usually phenomenally striking. It is natural. Seldom is it a lightning-flash. Do you have the idea that you are supposed to have a lightning-flash? Are you seeking drama, or are you seeking evolution?
Slow and steady usually wins the race.
No one has to notice spectacular happenings. You may notice changes in passing. You don't even have to notice changes. Changes are or are not. The point of your growth is not what you notice.
Nevertheless, when you catch a glimpse of your growth, you can hold your shoulders back. You are empowered whether you notice it or not, and yet it is good for you to nod to the rung of the ladder that you are on.
The purpose of your life on Earth is not to notice changes, you understand. Noticing changes is a by-product.
When you go to the beach to get a tan, you don't have to get a tan all at once. You don't want to get burned.
Your evolution does not have to be radical. Radical isn't better. It may be harder. And to what end would you desire radical change in yourself?
You may as well know that there is no finality to your growth while you are on Earth. There is more and more. There is no finis to the ladder you climb. There is more to Heaven than a last rung on a ladder.
Of course, the Truth is that you have already arrived in Heaven and never left. What We are talking about is recognition of where you are. The deed is accomplished, and now you will come to realize where you are and with Whom you are and Who you are. There is a difference in knowing you have a fortune and not knowing.
What if I did not know I was God?
And so you may think at this moment that I am giving you mixed messages. I say you are growing. I say you have more to grow to. I say the point of your growing is not the noticing of it, and yet I say it is good to notice where you are. You are in God's Grace and always have been. It is not about what you are or are not. It is about knowing Me.
So long as you underestimate yourself, you also underestimate Me.
Enlightenment is not your goal. Your goal is to know Me. It is not for you to say about yourself: "I am enlightened." It is not even for you to say about someone else: "He is enlightened." Enlightenment is not a coup. It is not a phenomenon. It does not make you spectacular. It is in the natural course of events.
Your life is about coming closer to Me, and that can only be in your awareness. And yet your are not here on Earth to do a self-study or self-research of some kind. And, yet, when you know Me, you will know your Self. And yet you awaken for Me because I desire you to awaken. At the same time as it not for you that you awaken, it is to your benefit. If you awaken for you, then you may also be waking ego, and it is time for your ego to go to sleep.