In man’s stages of evolution, most who go into God-consciousness think they have arrived at enlightenment and stay there. It is as much of an addiction to be in expanded awareness as it is to be in contracted awareness. Both bring old age and death. Expanded awareness brings stagnation – as does all over-polarization into the feminine. Thus we find that we must transcend what most think of as enlightened mastery and enter the surrendered state of Oneness in order to stop the leakages that cause aging. Enlightenment, if it means expanded awareness, causes rather than prevents aging.
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Ah, Niels, this answers my question. I was wondering why many spiritual masters look really old despite I can see they feel bliss!