What The Heck Does It Mean To Be Enlightened???

What The Heck Does It Mean To Be Enlightened???

My ‘enlightenment‘ came into question during a Facebook Private Message exchange a couple of days ago. It was an interesting case where I responded to a persons PM promoting her business (this person had done it before and I had ignored - but there had been NO other engagement since 2011) but this was right on a fiery Leo Full moon and I am fiery anyway!) with the following: ‘This is spam. Just like emailing without permission’ and when she responded with an apology but said she ‘thought I might like to help a fellow business woman out’ I responded ‘I don’t help out fellow business women who only engage with me when they want something.’. Was I a little sharp? Yes, probably. What can I say, it was a BIG Leo Full Moon on Tuesday and I am not perfect. I had forgotten about it by Wednesday morning but then this happened…..   Her MOTHER messaged me telling me to ‘check your attitude when it comes to what you propose that you are about and what you really are about’ and that they were ‘deeply connected to many in my ‘group‘.’ When I asked if that was a threat she also said ‘I am not threatening you with my connections just trying to awaken you. Who seems who professes to be so¬†enlightened’. There was more but I only set the scene because this set me to thinking what it really MEANS to be enlightened.   So, let’s start with the etymology from Dictionary.com. enlighten (v.) Look up enlighten at Dictionary.com late 14c., “to remove the dimness or blindness”...