Pondering what it means to awaken spiritually, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee examines the possibility of life beyond the illusions of ego that are fed by our distorted culture.
“A primary spiritual experience is to be awake in the moment, to experience life as it is. In this moment we experience life not through the patterns of the mind, or the illusions of the ego, but a simple, direct experience of life around us.” – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
In this episode, Llewellyn tells us his thoughts on:
- What a spiritual awakening can look and feels like
- Being here now for our individual self and the world
- Having an awareness for the distortions of our culture
- Perception versus what is present
- Culturally created illusions and conditioning
- The primal experience of life and creation
- The relationship between humanity and the world
- The archetypal Garden of Eden and divine presence
- When reality meets with our illusions
- How the ego manipulates our thoughts
- The non-existence of separateness in nature
“You are not a separate individual. You never were a separate individual. Everything else in life knows that it’s not separate. Every ant, every hummingbird, every spider, every cloud, even the angels, they know they’re not separate.” – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D. is a Sufi teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. He is the author of Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart, and the founder of The Golden Sufi Center. Check out his new podcast Working With Oneness.