Spiritual Enlightenment: Its Three Stages
The basic goal when people undertake spiritual practice is enlightenment. The culminating point marked in the practices is when one already attains the spiritual enlightenment therefore they feel the unity of soul, leaving behind all physical and mental engagements and everything else. It is possessing highly evolved souls, and to share the kind of enlightenment that these spiritual masters experience they propagate it through the world.
For practical purposes, attaining spiritual enlightenment comes into levels. The spiritual masters evolve from the first to the third levels.
The first one is the animality levels to which many individuals have a tendency to degrade themselves. In this stage, you experience and live the reality as any individuals would. You may continuously engage in ordinary activities like talking, gossiping, planning the future, analyzing everything about us, and so on and so forth. You are the normal, ordinary individual walking around just like everybody else.
You are experiencing just like everybody else is experiencing, although in this stage, you are already taking the cue to uplift the enlightenment of your soul towards a more meaningful existence. When spiritual enlightenment is considered, you are at a stage when you are taking just everything as presented but you are also undergoing an effort to detach worldly things from your existence.
In the second levels, you rise into humanity, to which now constitutes the very nature of the human individuals. In this stage, the individual experiences a connection to every individual around them and even to every object surrounding them. The experience makes them like losing their own individuality; however, the culmination is already taking its mark signaling that a merge is happening between their own with the Supreme soul.
As you feel you are no longer the individual that you are and instead one with everything around your environment, you are closing in with the Supreme Soul as everything comes from Him. This is a great experience that anyone can undergo because enlightening of the soul is starting to dawn with more promises to be a lot better later on with the succeeding stage.
In the third levels is the divinity, to which now spiritual masters convene back and unite with the very source where humans came from. In this stage, you don't feel connected with everything around you anymore. And this is not a sense of disconnection, instead you are already realizing that you are that everything. It means the spiritual enlightenment is taking its course up to give you the experience where oneness with God is already culminating.
So after experiencing the humanity, the divinity makes you feel you are everything. Meaning, you are no longer your own body, mind, senses, and your intellect faculty. And in this stage, you are directly undertaking the divine experience, the attainment of God, which is the highest level that spiritual masters undergo.
When an individual undergoes spiritual enlightenment, all luck is in them for it is that fruit that sets them free from the material wants, wishes, and desires. It does not only make you feel the complete bliss of being free but gives you the experience that rarely is being undertaken by everybody else.