Today’s questions are all courtesy of Awesome Chandni.
Do enlightened people lose interest in material things?
“Most metaphysical practitioners, I mean spiritual people, whether they know LOA or not, seem to lose interest in material enjoyments, like ordinary movies, discos etc, etc. I myself have a hard time connecting with any movies other than stuff like Jesus or something similar. Why is it that seriously spiritual people lose interest in what ‘masses’ consider as ‘entertainment’? Does this have anything to do with spiritual advancement?”
I would not say that all those who are moving toward enlightenment lose interest in material things. But our interests to change, often drastically, as we raise our vibrations and figure out Who We Really Are. If we were interested in material things ONLY as a way to getting something that we truly want, then yes, the interest for those things will wane as we figure out how to achieve the feeling we were after in the first place. And then it can seem like we are shunning the material. But we aren’t. We’re simply figuring out what our REAL priorities were all along.
Our purpose here is not to transcend the physical and not enjoy material things. When we strip them of their false meaning (like wanting a new car so that we can feel approved of) then material things simply become things to be enjoyed (a shiny new car is simply something fun to drive). We may then not hunger after those material things they way we used to, and we may well have a lot fewer of them (we’ll buy only those which we will actually enjoy using, not those which we think will make us look good or whatever), but this isn’t the same as losing all interest in the material.
Our tastes in movies, music, books, magazines and conversational partners will also change a great deal as we shift our energy. We won’t be as willing to talk endlessly about subjects that don’t really interest us (and never really did). We won’t resonate with the same movies anymore (those that make us feel negative emotion will be out). And sure, it may seem like we watch less movies, but that’s only because our choices are becoming much more deliberate. Instead of simply watching everything, we filter out all the crap that we don’t really care about.
We are here to experience the physical, to enjoy it and revel in it and material things are a part of this physical world. And when we no longer assign false meaning to those material things, we gain the ability to truly enjoy them. And those that aren’t truly enjoyable to us will lose their appeal.
Do fasting and solitude lead to enlightenment?
“We hear that Jesus was regularly traveling to the desert and fasting and praying in solitude. Is it that fasting helps us raise our frequency? Also, does spending time alone help in raising our frequency? I have heard that spiritual people necessarily spend time in solitude. So is it necessary? I myself got ‘accidentally’ introduced to LOA, IMMEDIATELY after I fasted and prayed for help. Does regular fasting help us connect to the Source?”
Fasting and spending time in solitude is a great way to raise your vibration, yes. Spending time in solitude does two things:
1.) It shuts out “reality”. If you want change what you focus on, it can be really helpful to shut out the stuff you don’t want to give your attention to, until you become good enough at focusing to be able to choose your perspective no matter what is going on around you.
2.) It forces you to “hear” your inner voice. When you no longer have distractions from the way you feel, you kind of have no choice but to notice your emotions and thoughts. And then, when they become glaringly obvious, you can do something about them.
So, spending time in solitude can be an incredibly effective tool to raise your vibration, particularly if you are deliberately doing so by meditating and spending time in contemplation (instead of spending the whole time on the computer…)
Fasting can also support this process. It’s a way of isolating the body from distractions and substances that may or may not be ideal for it. It’s essentially a physical way of shutting out reality for a bit of time. This is why fasting and meditation and solitude often go together. I would not recommend a total fast, btw, but am a big fan of juice fasting. Fasting gives your body a break and allows it to heal itself. Not only do you purge all of the “trash” from your system, but emotional purges are quite common, too.
Basically, both fasting and spending time in solitude are a way to eliminate triggers of resistance from you reality for a bit, allowing your vibration to rise (our energy is naturally high, so whenever we stop holding it down, it will rise).
It is not necessary to do any of this in order to find enlightenment, but many find it very helpful.
Is it a bad idea to be healed by others?
“I have personally healed myself from a HUGE illness. Jesus healed lepers and the blind and we hear of many intuitive healers who heal people. However, I’ve heard one very enlightened master say that he never advises anyone to go for ‘being healed by others’, as it only addresses the symptom; and people who get ‘healed’ will later manifest negative things, like accidents or something else. Master Jesus ‘forgave’ the sinners and also advised them not to sin again – their belief healed them; but did it completely uproot the negativity within them? What is the difference between the ‘healing’ done by ‘general healers’ and a ‘master metaphysician’ like Jesus? Why did that enlightened master say he doesn’t advise ‘healing’?”
Congratulations on healing your illness. While I can’t speak for the enlightened master or who said this or tell you exactly how Jesus healed, I can give you my view:
When someone “heals” you of an illness, they are offering a high vibration which you then react to and allow yourself to become a match to. If this is all they do, there’s a very good chance that your illness will return. Why?
Think of it this way: Let’s say that you have a habit of scratching your arm in one spot. You’ve been doing it forever and you don’t even realize that you have this habit anymore. You scratch this spot so often that you’ve actually developed a bleeding wound there. It’s painful and ugly and you hate it.
Now, someone comes along and puts some ointment on it and it’s healed. Hurray! You feel better and you consider yourself healed. But, because you were never aware of this scratching habit of yours, you immediately begin to scratch again and the wound eventually returns.
Your beliefs are just habits of thought. If someone takes away the manifestation of those thoughts without teaching you to think differently, you will recreate the manifestation.
I would not advise against getting healed by others. It can often bring you much needed relief from pain and suffering. But, just like with traditional medicine, if you don’t take care of the underlying cause, the habit of thought, you haven’t affected permanent change. The best healers are also teachers. They help you understand how the healing took place and give you tools to use after the healing that will allow you to create new habits of thought and make the healing permanent.
Do the clothes we wear affect our vibration?
“I came across a very nice video of a beautiful lady explaining how the things we wear, the clothes, the accessories, etc., is all energy and they help or undermine our energy. It was on law of attraction dressing. I have noticed that after I started LOA, previous dressing styles of heavy skirts and heavy metals now feel like a ‘burden’ and instead I prefer loose flowing clothes. So is it a natural thing that when you change your vibration, even the dressing of the person changes? And how much does the energy of things we wear affect us? How can we use them to our best advantage?”
The clothes we wear can affect us, yes, but not because they intrinsically have a strong energy of their own. You have different reactions to different colors. While some colors are generally considered more soothing than others, this is actually a very individual thing. For some people, blue makes them feel calm, while for others red does the same trick. It comes down to how you feel about certain colors and materials. If you then wear the clothes that make you feel good, it can help to support you in your quest to raise your vibration.
It’s very possible and even probably that your clothing tastes and preferences will change as you move toward enlightenment. But not because some clothes are more spiritual than others. You will no longer be as willing to put up with discomfort for the sake of looking beautiful to others. High heels may become shoes for special occasions (without a lot of walking) instead of every day shoes. Clothes may become more natural and looser, because natural fabrics breathe more and feel better on the skin and looser clothing is a lot more comfortable than tight, constrictive clothing. As you figure out Who You Really Are, the clothes that matched your insecurities and were designed to hide them will no longer resonate with you.
It’s much less about the clothes themselves as how you feel about them. Wear the clothes that make you feel good. Choose your favorite colors. Don’t worry about what someone else says is the right shade or style. It’s all about how you feel, period. And only you can be the judge of what makes you feel good.
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