Recently I switched from cable to satellite TV which came with a premium channel package for 3 months. This allowed me to watch a variety of HBO, Showtime and Cinemax programming. One of the programs that I stumbled upon was “Enlightened” produced and starring Laura Dern, who was the love interest in the first Jurassic Park movie, among other prominent roles she’s played over the years.
I’ve only seen 2 episodes –the very first one and a more recent one. The first episode aired in 2010, so I have a bit of catching up to do. But what I found in the first episode was appealing because of the portrayal of the protagonist played by Dern. She is a woman, scorned by her married boss and angry over it and thus proceeds to trash the corporate office in which she works. In other words, she goes little nuts and subsequently gets sent away to a Hawaiian rehabilitation resort to find her inner peace and enlightenment. Which she does find—at least until reality world hits her smack in the face. And then I imagine the story will continue where this woman attempts to find the fine balance between the bliss she felt while on the tropical isle, where she had loving support from new friends and counselors and the reality of the world with a judgmental mother and corporate world.
Many of us in the spiritual world can relate to this type of dilemma. We often go and find ourselves in a state of bliss, joy and love while being with other like-minded individuals, whether it’s on a special spiritual retreat or simply with the company of like-minded spiritual friends. Then we have to face friends, co-workers and often family members who aren’t so enlightened and they really can kill our bliss. So what are we to do? Continue to smile at those who think we simply look silly and inane smiling in such a manner or do we let ourselves be dragged to their level? Can we really find a balance between bliss and reality?
We’ll be exploring this concept in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, let us know how you cope between these two worlds.
Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Emissary, Illuminator & Transmitter
for The Divine Guidance Team of
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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Blake uses a variety of tools to balance her spiritual life with her corporate world life. She’ll be revealing a few of these over the next few weeks in her blog. Sign up today to make sure you receive these blogs in your email inbox!