Summary: An enlightened being is confident. Confident in their ability to be a match to whatever life throws at them, and therefore they don't fret, don't sit around, they do what it takes to achieve what they set out to achieve.
A confident person can do almost anything. Confidence is not a belief, confidence is a certainty, a KNOWING, and it is a very high consciousness level... it is the capacity to see what isn't there... because that is what it takes to KNOW that you are a match to anything, and if you fail, you'll learn from it... just another way to be a match to life.
We could call the process of becoming confident the Path to Enlightenment...
Enlightenment is a process, that could be called becoming an Expanding Human Being... And the path to confidence... the process to become an Expanding Human Being, is finally ready. And not surprisingly, this is the same path to a higher vibration, all the way from the puny vibration you have now, to the rarefied height of the 900's, and anything in between.
Back in 1988 when I first created the Playground: It is never too late to have a happy childhood, I'd just come out from participating in a 12-step program, similar to AA, but for people who suffered from the behavior of the alcoholic.
It turns out, that a troubled household with troubled parents creates the same symptoms as one with an alcoholic parent: a lack of safety. My parents weren't alcoholic, but their behavior was erratic. One day I was beaten up for a behavior, the next it was ignored... Nerve wrecking. There was nothing I could count on to be quasi permanent and reliable. It's a miracle that I didn't withdraw into schizophrenia.
This article explains how come that you can only interact with Maya, which is "not that" in Sanskrit, i.e. not reality, illusion, shadow play, the hologram, etc. It is much less mystical than the Vedanta imagines it: it is quite simple and it's explained in this article. Without the capacity that I speak about here, you are doomed to continue living in Maya for all your life. But in Maya, you are fighting with shadows, the shadows of reality, and fighting shadows you don't have any power. So this article shows you the key to power, the key to effectively living your life, accomplishing what you came to accomplish and ultimately to fulfillment and satisfaction. Is that exciting enough for you?
How does your mind avoids transformation? It seems quite simple, but it is hard to get, because the mind doesn't even allow you to see it once...
Only when you notice that you are not looking that you start looking. When someone else points it out, you clam up... and will NOT look...
So what do you actually do when I ask you to look? When I ask you to notice? When I want you to catch yourself?
Weird as it may sounds: you go, instantly, seamlessly, and unawares to the mind's main function: meaning.
This article: I started to write this article yesterday, before a class... I wanted to use the class to get some more "meat" into the issue... The class went different: it, instead, magically took me to the root of all misery, and to the evolutionary issues of humanity, and to the question: can evolution be caused? Triggered?
In a lot of ways this has been a question, I think, for a long time. People that were ahead of their time asked this question, in one way or another.
So far there haven't been any successful attempts at causing evolution. There are fairy tales of some incidents, but muscle test shows that they are just that: fairy tales.
One of them is the story of the Hundredth Monkey: the story tries to illustrate evolution, but it makes many mistakes in its setup, and shows a deep lack of understanding of how it all works, how evolution works.