GoingUnder - Great question! There could be a number of things going on.
Our best case scenario is if we have no conflict whatsoever, then life is already feeling effortless. There is no tension, stress, pressure to change anything as life already seems like a changing flow. We find ourselves in the right place at the right time, deeply connected to ourselves and others, working in a job/career that gives us more energy than it takes, in relationships that keep us feeling grateful, loving, and new, knowing everything as sacred, feeling a sense of wonder about life as we continue to unfold with more consciousness and curiosity.
Everyone is going to have their own experience of this, and their own timing. You may not be feeling anything right now - not a problem. I know some people that feel like life is just as it has always been - not many, but a few.
And I have a friend who wasn't sensitive to any of this until last year, then she had just about every major transition you can imagine - divorce, moving, new career, father died - all in less than a year. She is still shifting now in major ways, including letting go of friendships that don't work for her anymore. In her case, she was procrastinating on things for years (conflict) until everything came to a head last year. Now she's beginning to see her life more clearly.
I'm not expecting everyone to have the same experience of what is being described here, which is why I'm encouraging everyone to share. Someone out there can most likely relate to any particular story/perspective. When I was in college I started a support group for those who were interested in metaphysical/spiritual concepts. While I was sitting in the student center lobby of a well-known engineering school with flyers, someone asked me "What if I don't believe in any of this? Can I join to disprove it?" And I said "Then start your own club, because this is for those who have an experience already and want to understand it". It wasn't a problem with me, but he was ticked off.
So if you're not experiencing anything out of the ordinary - no big deal. Everything has it's timing and personal expression. And it's okay if you don't believe in any of this either - I don't have an agenda that people need to experience this. But if you ever start feeling what people are talking about on this thread, then at least you have an idea of what's happening and some possible recourse.
BTW, great picture of the water tube! I've never surfed, although I love water sports, but have heard about the sound the water makes when you're surfing through the tube.
AngelPsychic - It's not my understanding that we ever have to experience pain, struggling, hardships, etc. It's not like a lesson that we have to learn, as much as it more like a rogue virus in our collective consciousness, which to me feels very empowering to know that!
I asked a mystic one time what is the difference between an enlightened human and the normal human. He said "An enlightened individual is dedicated to the human experience, and people are dedicated to the struggle of the human experience." That stuck with me so deeply that I began to look where I was looking for struggle, creating struggle, wanting struggle to be confirmed.
This can be so effortless if we give up any need to be right or agenda that it has to be difficult. And if we have a vision, like ascension, then commiting to it is so essential right now. Thanks for sharing!
Last edited by ChrisL; 02-16-2011 at 10:15 PM.