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Most of the energy systems out there acknowledge seven points of importance. However, ONA acknowledges 12. We see this as a logical progression as our collective awareness has allowed our perceptions to broaden. We also see that, beyond the chakras multi-dimensional structures extend that have much more influence over our health, emotions, and thoughts than do those centers! Over two decades of research into these phenomenon have provided us with the content in this website.
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|Like all journeys, the road to wholeness begins with a single step. Well, twelve steps.|
Now, letís say that a state of wholeness is "over there", on the far shore. And, you, on this shore, want to be there. To get there, you need a bridge.
Is your life complete?
Or, putting it another way, do you have all you need? All you want? Are you happy?
These are the days in which people are heard to say, "My life is missing something." "Theres an emptiness in my life." More than ever before, people are looking for completion, for wholenessand they are, at last, living in a culture that enables them to voice this feeling. In order to achieve wholeness, one must first realize that one is not whole. That is happening and its a start.
But, heres the weird part: We are wholeright now. Each of us. All of us. Its not that wholeness is missing from our lives, after all. Its the realization of wholeness thats missing. If you can achieve that realization, you will find happinessfulfillmentjoybecause all of those things were, and are, part of your being, all along. The key is bringing that realization into the fullness of your being.
Wouldnt it be great if all we had to say to you was, "You are whole!" and the light suddenly dawned, and you replied, "Oh, right! Youre right! I am wholewhole at last!" Unfortunately, the words alone wont do the job. We can describe wholeness, and the feeling of wholeness, in hundreds of Web pages; but it wouldnt help. You must experience wholeness to understand it.
Thats what this Web site is for: It provides information and exercises you can do to help you find the wholeness you think is missing.
Now, a full and complete realization of your whole self is not possible for a living Human beingit would, in a sense, kill you (actually, cause you to transcend the Human experience entirely). But it is possible to allow yourself to expand your awareness of your own wholeness, and, in so doing, rise above many of the petty trials and tribulations we have come to associate with that feeling of emptiness inside. This expansion of awareness is what many people refer to as "spiritual awakening", "spiritual evolution", or the like. And those terms are not inaccurate; because, as ones awareness of ones wholeness becomes more vivid, one does indeed become more spiritually awareit really is the same thing.
Now, lets say that a state of wholeness is "over there", on the far shore. And, here you are, on this shore, the "vale of tears", and you want to be there. To get there, you need a bridgesomething that can help you realize you are there, already and after all. Thats the purpose of this Web site.
ONA is said to be an ancient word meaning "whole self". Wholeness, in this sense, goes far beyond the idea of not having anything missingit carries the concept of completion to the nth degree, of inclusion that omits nothingin other words, it is a name for all that is you.
If you explore this Web site, and do the exercises, and ponder the implications of the information presented, as time goes on you will find yourself experiencing wholeness, to a greater and greater extent; and, as these experiences become more and more frequent, you will find your awareness expanding at a dizzying yet joyful rate. Since ONA offers practical, testable methods for having these experiences, we have coined the term spiritualtechnology. ONA is not the only place you will find spiritual technologies described, though no one previous to us has (as far as we know) used the term. But one of the precepts of ONA is that there is no one path to enlightenment and Self-realization; that all teachings, religions, and technologies have their truth. ONA recognizes only one "lie", the idea that any one path is the only path, that any body of truth is all Truth. And even that isnt a lie to the person who believes it. What ONA asks is that you release yourself from this self-imposed limitation. There is a Universe (and more!) of experience that is waiting to take you to ever greater and greater heights. If wholeness is your goal, you will find it to your advantage to embrace, or at least acknowledge, all.
Wholeness, when realized, is empowering. Hilary Rodham Clinton has offered the sentiment, "It takes a village to raise a child." In Wholeness, you realize you are the village…raising yourself! You are completebut that doesnt mean you must reject other people or things. It means you understand that, in a profound way, those others are, in fact, you…and you, them.
Wholeness means understanding that God is you…and you are God.
If you find any of these ideas challenging or threatening, relax. No one insists you embrace them. ONA is not a discipline of dogma. You can follow the concept of Wholeness to whatever depth you like. But be prepared: In our experience, things we rejected as preposterous a year ago, we now accept as commonplacethe ONA exercises are that effective.
But, you have to do them. ONA suggests that, if spiritual enlightenment is the goal, perhaps one must master many disciplines before achieving it.
That is, admittedly, an intimidating prospect. Most people would love to reach Nirvana by taking a pill. Heck, most people would like to get their taxes done by taking a pill! But we know taxes dont work that way, and we shouldnt be surprised if it takes discipline and knowledge and practice to gain spiritual enlightenment. Gaining spiritual awareness requires work, but it is doable.
Think of this Web site as the bridge between the land of physical reality here and the Land of Mystical Spirituality therewhich, as youll discover after youve crossed the bridge, was really here after all.
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