Depending upon where you are in your spiritual development, you may or may not agree that it is a good idea to help others awaken to consciousness and various truths about life and the universe. I’m still in the early stages of awakening and don’t have a clear-cut answer to this question just yet. After sharing my thoughts on the arguments that are for and against helping others awaken, I am interested in hearing your opinion on this matter.
Before getting into the discussion, it’s worth pointing out that some people have an issue with the term awakening, partly because it can imply different things. Some people hear the word awakening and think of spirituality, sudden awareness of who we really are, connecting to a divine source or our higher self, dissolution of the ego, and becoming more aligned with love and our inner truth. For others, awakening means becoming part of the truth movement where we begin questioning the official, mainstream account of various events, such as 9/11, the moon landing, and the JFK assassination. Maybe there are other forms of awakening, but those two I mentioned seem to be the most popular.
Here in this post when I speak of awakening, I’m referring to both spiritual awakening and awakening to the conspiracy theories and lies we’ve been told in our history books, the news, the mainstream media, etc. I know not everyone who is spiritual is into conspiracy theories, and many conspiracy theorists do not consider themselves spiritual, but both types of awakening involve the act of searching for truth and realizing that old beliefs are no longer worth believing anymore.
Why it is unwise to help awaken others
Possibly the biggest issue with attempting to awaken others is that the ego is usually in overdrive when we feel driven to do this. Once we’ve caught a glimpse of the truth, the ego wants us to feel superior to others who don’t know or understand these things we now know. We are tempted to call ourselves awakened, as if we are suddenly the wisest, most brilliant being to walk the planet who has all the solutions and all the answers to life’s biggest questions. The truth is, there are probably very few people on this planet who are truly awakened. The majority of people are still sleeping and caught up in the illusion/dream, a smaller portion of us have started awakening, and maybe a teeny bit of people here right now are what some call enlightened or awakened. So basically, if we’re not truly awakened, are we in the proper position to act wise and all-knowing toward anyone?
Another issue with the ego is that it wants to create a sense of control. Instead of accepting the situation and each person as they are, no matter where they are on the spiritual path, the ego is in overdrive again when we think others are wrong and need to change. Instead of allowing each person to discover their true nature and deal with their problems in their own way, the ego often steps in and tries to adopt the role of a rescuer, as if people would be so lost without our help. What’s important to remember here is that we were once like those people whom we now judge as wrong, unawakened, lost, brainwashed, misinformed, misguided, etc. You began waking up when the timing was right, and back when you didn’t know quite as much as you know now, you were still worthy of love and respect. I think that’s important for us to remember when we start feeling frustrated and impatient with people’s current lack of awareness. I have days where I really struggle with this. Sometimes I feel both disturbed and impatient when I observe people who speak and act in ways that are not aligned with truth, and that’s when I really try to remind myself to be more compassionate and accept that their awakening will occur if and when it is meant to happen. If we can learn to surrender to what is, we will allow others to be as they are while we place the focus on our own awakening and development. If we want others to respect the path we’ve chosen, it’s only fair that we give others the freedom to be where they are.
Reasons we should help others awaken
Now that we’ve addressed a couple of the arguments against awakening others, I think it’s important to consider the perfectly valid reasons why some people try to spread awareness and raise the collective consciousness. Let’s get away from discussing the ego for a minute and try to face a few facts. I cannot find a reliable source that indicates the actual percentage of people who are awakening/awakened, but it is fair to say that we are in the minority right now. The number of people who are awakening is growing larger and larger each day, I imagine, as a result of easy access to an endless stream of information and ideas through the internet, but it doesn’t take an incredible amount of effort to see that many people are still caught in lies and illusions. We all are, to some degree, but I’m referring to the people who are very lost and completely unaware of how much they have been manipulated. While searching for an estimate of the number of people awakening right now, I read in a couple different sources that around 10% of North Americans are awakening. That number seems a little generous to me, but maybe that number is referring to those who’ve experienced some form of spiritual awakening rather than an awakening to the various forms of corruption and lies we’ve been told.
In an article titled The Ten Percent Factor, the author suggests that if 10% of the entire population awakens, we may be able to start a movement that will save humanity from the greedy globalists and their malevolent plans. He clearly believes that awakening others is an important task for us to accomplish as evidenced by the following statements:
“We need to begin a social epidemic designed to awaken the masses to the spiritual dangers that we face which will result in our eternal damnation. To this end, Malcom Gladwell states, “The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts.” According to Gladwell, economists call this the 80/20 Principle, which is the idea that in any situation roughly 80% of the work will be done by 20% of the participants. These exceptional people are capable of starting epidemics. Those of you who are reading my words, and are awake, you are in the 20%. It is time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.”
Though I understand the pitfalls and the ego’s pesky role in trying to awaken others, I agree with the author of that article. There are not nearly enough people who are aligned with love and truth right now or else we wouldn’t be facing half the problems we are right now or struggling in so many ways. Part of me thinks it is up to us awakening ones to spread as much truth as we can because there is so much deceit that has not been exposed yet. Then, to be honest, there’s another part of me that sometimes feels discouraged and disinterested in awakening others because people will not hear and accept the truth until they are ready. I can preach the truth to people day after day, but the message is not getting through until people are ready to hear it. If someone’s heart and mind are closed off, it will be a real challenge to reach them. But just because something is challenging, does that mean it is not worth trying?
One of the reasons I am not opposed to trying to awaken others is because some people have been very successful at helping me to awaken. Had they not spoken the truth and shared various ideas with me, it is likely that I would still be in a lot of ignorance right now. I didn’t accept every truth the first time I heard them, but after researching a random topic here and there, I slowly and gradually started accepting truths until I had two major awakenings. One small truth layered upon another over time eventually triggered something much greater within me. That slow process of awakening is possibly more realistic of how others can and will awaken, which is another one of the reasons why it is wise to refrain from getting discouraged when it appears that people are not listening to our messages. Maybe they are listening, but it is not yet time for them to accept it. For many people, it is not easy to notice all the methods of social conditioning and manipulation they have endured unless others repeatedly point it out to them. So perhaps if enough people keep speaking the same truth over and over, the message will eventually sink in for those who are listening.
The final verdict
After considering potential reasons to help awaken others versus reasons not to help awaken others, I am in favor of speaking the truth without any expectation of how people will receive that truth. I believe the truth should be expressed and shared with others often because many people are listening, and our words may be enough to reach those who are almost ready to awaken. I understand many people who have begun to awaken probably feel an urgency to share the truths they have learned because I felt that way, too, when I started researching a lot of the popular conspiracy theories, but it’s helpful to remember that an awakening does not usually occur overnight. People will accept truth only when they are ready, but this does not mean that we should lose faith or stop speaking our truth since some people are on the verge of awakening at this moment. Perhaps those are the ones we can most easily reach right now, and others will follow later when they are ready.
No matter what your version of the truth is right now, as long as it is intended to help people, to encourage them to question what they’ve been told their entire life, and to inspire positive changes for humanity and the planet, I believe your words are well worth hearing. There are simply not enough people questioning what is going on right now, and we definitely need more of those people if we would like to see the future of humanity head in a different direction. This is not meant to be a put-down, but many people are in such a state of ignorance about certain issues right now that they have become part of the problem without realizing it. They spend their money to support corporations and industries that they possibly would not support if they were aware of the corruption and hidden motives behind those corporations. Other people work in careers that help to support the status quo, and they may not care or realize it until they become aware of the role they are currently playing in helping to sustain problems.
Whether you want to take action or not is completely up to you, but I feel that once we begin awakening, part of our new role and responsibility is to help others see the possibility of a better way. Trying to help others awaken doesn’t have to be an ego motivation of trying to prove that we’re right and they’re wrong. Sharing our truth with others can be a selfless act in which we try to bring more hope into others’ lives and envision a brighter future for young people today. So, like I said earlier, don’t fret if people initially respond to your words with opposition and resistance. Our love, light, and truth can be received by those who are ready to receive it, and their expanded awareness might have a positive impact on the people they encounter, and that truth and awareness can possibly carry on to greater numbers of people through a ripple effect. So even if you are unable to notice it right now, expressing yourself and your truth openly with others may end up having a profound effect on others that you never anticipated happening.
You are free to your opinion on this matter, but I believe we all should keep spreading our truth and shining our beautiful light. It could be received by someone today or tomorrow and change their life forever or, at the very least, make their life a little easier or more fulfilling. Even if it’s only one person, isn’t it worth it? I’m not sure that I’ve changed anyone’s life yet as a result of my awakening, but I know that some people have heard my truths and have made changes in their lives after gaining this knowledge. That is motivation enough for me to keep speaking the truth.