There is so much confusion on Self Realization, so much over complication, by trying to dissect reality, trying to break down objects (which never works), trying to define, define and define, label, label, label, even with science trying to grasp consciousness, when ultimately if you ask me, not that I'm an expert, but self realization is a process of seeing through (shining the light of awareness) beliefs and beliefs are the focal point of our manifesting.
To say there are no beliefs when we are awakened, is ironically clearly just another belief! Beliefs will ALWAYS be an aspect of the human experience as they are merely thoughts with emotional energy and imagination is the key to manifestation. Just like the belief that we can "rid" ourselves of ego while experiencing as humans. Good luck with that one. On the other hand, seeing that the self which we envisioned ourselves to be by our beliefs, is ultimately just that....a belief made of thoughts energized in motion which.....IS the process of Self realization, in realizing the Self merely is all that is.
It's merely a process of altering our beliefs, which you only do through a process of....inclusion. If we consider that reality or what we perceive as physical reality, is merely a reflection of our own inner state (something I still am grappling to understand), then self realization is the process of realizing that our beliefs are manifesting as......physical reality. We are here for creation and you can only create/manifest consciously from a place of Being, which is from a vibration closest to that of our Loving nature, when we are truly aligned with that core vibration of who we truly are, which is why there is so much unconscious manifesting happening on this planet as many people's core beliefs are simply based in "lack". Abundance is already the case. Abundance is not in opposition to lack, just as dark is not in opposition to light. There never WAS lack....outside of the beliefs that we hold which claim so. Most people are so out of touch with their own inner state (beliefs) though that they have no idea THEY are the ones who are manifesting their reality whether they believe it or not.
Been really resonating with a LOT of the law of attraction stuff lately from Bashar and Abraham Hicks. It's ALL making sense to me now in my life. There is no true attraction. It's a misnomer. The Eckhart Tolle stuff is just a stepping stone to a greater conscious place of creation. Not just on a conceptual level, but on a truly experiential level is this stuff happening in my life. My life is reflecting to me through my relationships mainly, what I am experiencing on an internal level and which areas of my life needs more integration. Right now, it's still a process of embracing vulnerability, and a process of self love with the common theme that I chose to explore in this life pre-birth which is abandonment and rejection which I discovered intuitively and through past life regression. Ignoring that to bypass it in place of taking an Absolute point of view (which I once did) did nothing to prevent those same beliefs to still unconsciously (and eventually consciously) manifest in my life in many many forms, especially physical illness. True Self realization is not a process of exclusion or rejection, because everything in our experience wants to dearly to be heard, felt, and lovingly embraced, (since love is our nature), and is a process of inclusion. Unconditional love includes and does not reject. Darkness (the belief in lack) is an aspect of Light (Love/all There Is/abundance).
Awareness might be all, which one can notice when they stop defining their experience and learn to lovingly embrace and accept EVERYTHING, including the darkest of emotions, but there is a core vibration within each of us that is the basis for individual creation (each of us enters in this life with a particular vibrational signature that is completely unique to another person) and you can only raise your vibration through a process of.....inclusion once again. You don't "get rid" of beliefs that no longer serve you, you simply lovingly embrace them and allow them to express what they need to. Of course there's more to it also on an emotional/body level as well (bio-energetics).
The mis perception of the Law of Attraction by those who shun it (simply because they don't understand it) is that we are materialistically attracting things OUTSIDE of ourselves, which is a complete fallacy. There is nothing outside of us ultimately, since everything is an interconnected web of energy/awareness/consciousness and what we perceive to be outside of us, is merely a product of not seeing the mirror aspect of our experience when we believe ourselves to be separate cut off beings. Yet, of course the law of attraction individually only has so much power, compared to the collective consensus beliefs that we have agreed upon as well. Not to mention, people choose pre-birth to be born into certain societies (third world countries) for the exploration of just that.
Life can surely seem like "nothing is ultimately happening" and perhaps on some level, nothing is ultimately happening, yet ultimately that's a spiritual bypassing aspect of the ego ironically, because you are missing the true nature of the individual (yet not separate) aspect of creation (which everyone realizes at death of the body) which is happening on every level of Being. Most of us cannot even comprehend the Conscious Awareness taking place within our OWN bodies! Yet, we arrogantly think that just because we can't experience something from our human perspectives, means it does not exist, when that is a complete mis understanding of Universal Consciousness. Go do some research on particles themselves and you will come to see how particles themselves are self aware as science has seen, not to mention, the eco-system of living bacteria you have in your own gut (which is a universe in itself), the soil that feeds into a tree, the vast array of energy in outer space that takes the form of nebulae, planets, stars, galaxies, etc are all beaming with life. These things don't need your limited human perception to allow them to be. They are operating just fine as they are. Just because you can't see something with the human limited sensory, only means your human perspective is just that...... limited and intentionally so, for the purpose of this exploration. The human aspect of consciousness is merely one potential self aware avenue of exploration.
I love Bashar's take on manifesting. Everything is already THERE. You are not actually ATTRACTING anything apart from you. Nor are you repelling anything. We enter into this life, with individual unique core frequencies (associated with our unique soul groups which vibrate at various frequencies), meaning each of us has a unique frequency and when we enter into a human incarnation, we enter in WITH that vibrational frequency, which is automatically set to align with the vibrational resonance of everything else in experience which matches that core frequency of course. However, because of conditioning (which is also a very intended aspect of the experience which helps veil us from our nature in exploring the themes we choose to explore), that vibrational core frequency is lowered and as a result, we start "attracting" things that are only resonant with the frequency we are NOW putting out there which is often based in a belief in "lack" or "I am not good enough", but is not the frequency that matches with our core being/aka our signature vibration which is ALWAYS abundance. Abundance is already the "what is". It's simply a matter of attuning our frequency (by exploring through our beliefs) to match the frequency of what already is.
This is exactly what Abraham Hicks teaches in the terms of alignment. You can't resonate or match the vibrational frequency of those "things" that are trying their dearest to "get to us"(those things that match our CORE vibration) if we are holding core beliefs (which hold a different vibrational frequency) that are in opposition to those things that are trying to get to us (those things again, that match our original core frequency). When we feel those negative emotions strongly, it's a result of dissonance, which means there are aspects of our experience that still need to be integrated emotionally....aka.....beliefs we are holding on to that do not match our core vibration.
So, shifting vibration is a matter of really going within ourselves and lovingly embracing everything that is showing up and in the process questioning those beliefs and when you do that, you shift your vibration TO that core vibration of "Being" itself. Yet, that vibration is STILL going to be unique compared to another person and another and person and so on.
In dealing with my own experiences in relationships in particular, I've begun to see quite an awful lot of how manifestation/vibrational resonance works in this reality. Because there is no objective reality, everything operates based on vibrational resonance, since it's all aspects of the same One Energy.