Pixszi - "What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us?" Physically, an enlightened person can look just like anyone else. In fact, they may be going to great lengths to hide themselves from others and look normal. Energetically, their auric field will extend to about 3 meters around them, whereas more conflicted people will not extend their energy so much. If you can see auric energy, you will see the gold halo affect over their head, which is the opening of the crown chakra. Some people also report being able to see a double blue aura around them.
You might also feel very different around them, especially if they are an enlightened master - someone who helps others awaken. Not every enlightened person who helps others by teaching, seeing clients, or just being themselves will do this, but an enlightened master will consciously project a strong energetic field to keep attracting the disciple. The first time I sat next to an enlightened master it felt like I was dying and being born at the same time - and I had just met him minutes before. I'm sure there are plenty of people in this forum that have had all kinds of experiences with enlightened individuals.
How does an enlightened person know they are enlightened? A committee comes around and gives you a enlightenment badge.
How do we
know when we are awake from sleeping? You will know. It can happen in any moment, where we consciously release all of our conflict and fully love/accept ourselves in the moment, knowing that everything is sacred. There will be a profound sense of knowing, because we are then accessing body awareness and soul consciousness that we had previously been blocking.
Enlightenment is a consistent state of no conflict, and one of the benefits of that state of consciousness is that you have conscious access to all of your lifetimes in any moment. We access the Records by shifting into the Oversoul position, but enlightenment is living
from the Oversoul position in each moment. So imagine being able to use all the wisdom, not intellectual knowledge, but body-soul wisdom from many lifetimes, and wisdom from the environment all around you, all to focus on the present moment.
And at some point, even defining ourselves as enlightened is a limitation and we want to move beyond even that. There are 21 levels of human consciousness that I'm aware of, with enlightenment only being the 7th.