The Keys to Enlightenment

From April 24, 2014

The Fundamental Nature of Reality and the Key to Enlightenment

This week was transformational for me. Buddha has graciously worked with me through what has been the most difficult issue of my life.  What that issue is for me doesn’t really matter; please substitute whatever your most difficult issue may be – whether it is self-esteem, life-threatening disease, loss of a loved one, financial fears, feelings of inadequacy, fear of being alone, desperation in romance, career failure, addiction, failure in important relationships, or whatever the biggest challenge of your life might be.

This week, my desire for a certain really important outcome in my life was thwarted (again), so it seems.  I felt deeply hurt.  For one night, I could not sleep (which is rare for me – I usually sleep peacefully).  Yet, in the early morning hours as I struggled with life, I clearly heard the affirmation, “All is well.”

I have heard that affirmation many times before: from other people, from the Ascended Masters or angels and whoever has helped me at different times.  This time, of course I found it difficult to feel and to believe, although I knew it to be true.

After a few hours and attempts at meditation and prayer, I picked up a book called Buddha, which my daughter had given me for Christmas.  Flipping through, I felt drawn to the definition of dhamma.  The glossary stated that dhamma’s original meaning was something along the lines of the fundamental nature of reality, although the meaning has become something like truth or teachings, like dharma.

At that point, I suddenly realized that “All is well” is the fundamental nature of reality.  That is the Divine State of Being:  All Is Well.  However, at that moment, I was not feeling it.

I then experienced Buddha telling me that the reason that I was suffering was, of course, because I was holding onto desire.  I acknowledged this, but said, “I don’t know how to let go of the desire.  Please help me.”

I then heard:  “Let go of the desire by knowing that all is well.”  I realized that choosing to believe and to trust that all is well is the same as choosing non-attachment, and that non-attachment leads to bliss, which of course, is the same as the state of “All is well.”

I laughed with delight.

This is the simple path to Enlightenment:  let go of the desire by knowing that all is well.  The full circle consists of letting go of desire by knowing that all is well, then choosing to remain in a state of non-attachment (grace), and then non-attachment leads to bliss, which is the same as being in that state in which all is well.

This “simple” path to Enlightenment often feels anything but easy.  But this is the secret – just do it, and then do it again, realizing that the true and fundamental nature of reality is “All is well.”

I had been experiencing the truth of that statement through the stresses of traveling to and through New York City.  When I’m there, I’m constantly looking for trees – feeling anything but at home, precisely because there is so little greenery there.  I also did not know how to navigate around NY very easily, being unfamiliar with it, so I found it very helpful to be mindful of “All is well.”  The really amazing truth is that, when we choose to acknowledge this fundamental basis of reality, life becomes a flow of love and joy.

I almost feel as though the name of the Divine is actually “All is well.”  It reminds me of my experience in African-American churches where the pastor will often say, “God is good,” and the congregation responds: “all the time.” Then the pastor says, “All the time,” and the congregation responds, “God is good.”

May you discover the blissful, peaceful, fruitful and freeing state of “All is well” all the time!

Love and Light,




About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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