The truth is revealed overtime, bit-by-bit as we evolve and take our ego under control. Some parts of the beginning knowledge are guaranteed, but then we have to crash and come down from the enlightenment. We need the courage to admit that every experience wears off, even after a few years, that clarity can be lost again and that identification with the mind can come back that nothing is permanent and to reach higher peaks we need to pass through different valleys.
Failing is an essential part of the path. When we have spiritual success our ego grows side by side, when we fail, it is diminished and is ground down. Humans are too attached to the lies, (whatever it may be). We hold onto every single spiritual experience as real or stop practicing the path the second things don't go our way. We want to hold on to the illusions of these lies and to become enlightened at the same time. That is not possible. But there are hundreds of fake gurus and “spiritual teachers” that will tell you it is.
These pretend teachers offer you the processes to become happy, fulfilled, calm, find your soulmate, be positive, get the right job, make lots of money, balance the chakras, become healthy, open your third eye.. or whatever else you may be desiring.
This has NOTHING to do with awakening. This is only polishing the ego. They all lead you right back into the matrix. You may even be lucky enough to get a golden cage, but it is still a cage, and you remain imprisoned in slavery. This is the road that most people choose to follow. This road is well traveled by the herd but %99 of the herd died along the way to the finish.
So, not everyone succeeds along the path. Meditations, chakra awakenings, healing process and side-effects of energies WILL have some negative effects. Meditation will bring up to the surface buried emotions that some cannot deal with. The path will put you in situations where you need to question your very inner beliefs and experiences. As well as your personality. Your very being that no one knows exists but you. Who you believed you are WILL be challenged by the energies as well as the guardians (if you have any) you work with to extreme extent.
This path takes courage, discernment and self honesty to walk. Not many people have that. And the majority of the ones who do gets beaten by their ego, although that ego is something they cannot back up! We have been weakened, most people want to remain in the herd, as they find comfort in the company of other deluded and confused souls. It takes a certain individual and a certain discipline to break free of the herd. There is no place for the weak minds and personalities here. The path of the Gods' is not easy. It is a treacherous road that will shatter every part of your existence. It takes a certain type of person to walk that road; a person that is willing to give up everything to find his true Self. The key to real enlightenment isn't thinking up things, unconditional believing, meditating and praying - It's accepting the possibility that things are not what you expect, even in the stage of enlightenment, things will fall apart. You have to burn out in order to reach the next step. Experiencing & practicing the truth without assumptions and expectations will provide the knowledge of self and the knowledge of life. The pit-fall here is as bright as the Sun itself. Practicing the truth without expectation and assumptions is something that human nature is lacking as of now. Its in human nature to expect a reward from an external source.
Opening yourself to the astral without knowing how to protect yourself or what being you are dealing with is another failure of these unfortunate souls. Not everything is unicorns and flowers. As a result of this, people who fail along the path can go insane due to past trauma they didn't know even existed. Losing touch with reality and DEATH (physically as well as psychologically) are very real endings to your life journey. Never say, I know everything/I have all the answers.
Opening oneself to the wrong entity or some uncontrolled energy WILL mess your life up.. this is where people go insane due to the very nature of the path. You have to be a true warrior to be able to get through these struggles, you have to truly KNOW YOURSELF. You cannot climb the steps by meditating couple of hours a month and expect to have some results. Consistency is the key, you need at-least 1 year to walk as a baby. In this path you are a baby that needs to learn how to crawl, walk, run and talk. Take it slow, but be consistent. Obsession with the Gods society and other beings are another pitfall. The path, is NOT about the Gods' or their society. Its always been about self-evolution. Focusing on the beings/Gods/possible other races will only further confuse you and put you in a spiral of conspiracies that some fail miserably to get themselves out, thus getting lost along the way. While I understand the fascination with the Gods- there is a thin line between fascination and obsession.
While its very possible to interact with the Gods in the Astral or talk to them through meditation, humanity is not their only concern in this vast existence. Meditations are only the guide stones, ones ability to perform them with necessary discipline is something very few can achieve.
Obsessing ones self with Gods' not only will not benefit you in any way, but WILL even annoy them to some extent. Only because we are wasting our time on something that does not benefit self-evolution one bit. This is NOT a religion to replace Abrahamic, shed your worship mindset. To the new beginners/comers, my biggest advice is not to worry about Gods all together. Get advanced enough that you do not need them in your practices. Also, get advanced enough so you can see/meet/converse them yourself. Which takes years, if not decades of practice. Ignore the Gods, focus on self-evolution and betterment of yourself.
"Ascension" does not happen over the span of 1 life time. It takes AT LEAST 10 to up to 50 (or more) life times for a higher self to reach the level of "Ascension", thus immortality of the soul & first step in becoming a God. As long as you are expecting a "reward" after death, you will be hugely disappointed. Just because you know the Gods or meditate, doesnt guarantee anything. It all depends on your past lives as well as this life-time. Its better to start from somewhere than never. Make the most of it, stop focusing on things that doesnt help your self-evolution. Think of reincarnation as the number of books you read in your life. If you have only read 1 book about a specific subject, how can you have an opinion about the grand scheme of things? Reading and extensive study of at least couple books about 1 subject will bring you the mastery of only that subject but only with specific view points. It's always better to read as much as you can from different points of views. Gaining a deeper understanding by setting a strong foundation instead of rushed thinking of "I am better than humanity, so my next reincarnation will consist of somewhere else" thinking is quite poisonous and to be frank, will lead you right back on Earth on your next life. Mastery of life does not happen in only one life time if you are not a God or a Goddess.
There are examples of Gods and Goddesses reincarnating in to the human body. These individuals already speak couple languages when they are at the age of 8 and have already started meditating by the age of 3 and can easily manipulate the physical plane. However! They do not expose themselves and chose to live a secluded life with only 1 true friend or no one knowing their true identity. These are extremely rare individuals and do not have human souls. So, if you are not older than the Universe itself, quit day-dreaming about ascending in one life-time. Everything starts by taking action and responsibility. Never say I have nothing left to learn on this Earth, you would be surprised
Getting Accepted to Gods society Now, one does not simply gets accepted to Gods society.. We are talking about a society thats older than the Universe itself and you as an individual has nothing to very little to contribute to their cause. Compared to them you probably hold the same knowledge of a monkey. By studying science, spirituality, politics, by interacting with fellow-humans, by fighting for the truth, practicing meditation! and getting through hardships that one goes through each life-time contributes to individuals understanding of "life". This doesnt mean there are no humans that have ascended before, there indeed some examples of these happening even in the recent years, however these are the people (of course not all) who have somewhat affected the course of human history. Either by their actions or by their teachings. Ascension is extremely hard SOLELY by meditating. Although you can elevate your soul in order to reincarnate to other civilizations and races.. to be accepted in the society of Gods, one must do more than spending their entire life in a temple meditating.. Never forget!
Anyone with half-a-brain can meditate. There are other things one must go through to be complete.. to have some real worth... However, both spiritual and physical training/knowledge falls ALWAYS short without both complimenting each-other