It’s when you start on your conscious, awakened journey that they come flooding in. You had them before but not with quite this intensity or this range. And each one builds on the earlier, each a stepping stone to the next, fitting in another intricate piece of the jigsaw puzzle we set ourselves. They are what led to our awakening and they are our Questions.

It was only when we started questioning ourselves, our lives or the ways of the world that we started the grand journey of awakening. It was only then that we realized that there could be more and the veils of forgetfulness started lifting, sometimes by small inches, sometimes by leaps and bounds. It’s not been easy for us. For lifetime after lifetime after lifetime stretching into so many lifetimes that it boggles the mind, we forgot who we were and embraced the knowing that we were less than because everyone around us accepted it.

Nearly every single student that comes to the platform of Julius has come from some form of religious teaching background, some very deeply seated and embedded in religion as a child and their family thatreally participated in church and really supported theoretical religious teachings of limitation and what God is.

Every single one of us allowed someone else to dictate the truth of ourselves to us. Or we allowed it to take place without question. Why? Because if we did question it, we were punished. We believed that we did not have the right to question. ‘You leave that to God or to fate and, that’s just the way it is.’ Any child that has any component of individual thought questions those things and there’s always a problem when a child starts questions those things. Adults certainly question it. Generally, quite a lot but they’ve learnt to keep their mouth shut because of the punishment and the isolation.

And so, every form of religion leaves questions. Every form of religion leaves any state of consciousness human being questioning things. How is it this way and this way? Why is it this way? Why is it that way? How can God be an all-loving, omnipotent being but then we have to follow rules in order to be accepted? And generally the answer straight across the board is ‘Well, we just don’t question those things.’ That’s because nobody really has the answers, they themselves don’t know.

In a recent teaching, Julius explained to students why total self-empowerment explains absolutely every one of our questions. It is the only thing that explains every question that we have about God, every question. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on perspective, everybody, all the students and a lot of humans that finally come to an awakened state in their lives, usually when things have gotten bad, they finally start to look inward to their own self-empowerment. And they come and they hear a teacher and the teacher goes, “Yes, yes, you’re the empowered one.’ And they rise up and they feel really good and they are like ‘Yes, yes, this is going to be what sets us free.” But then they give it just a couple of minutes and they really start playing out, they start judging their own life at that point and the minute that that takes place, the altered ego state starts to carve up or starts to build up the wall of resistance to that theory. And so you’ve really got this argument going on within yourself. On one hand, the self-empowerment when you first hear it, feels really good because on a soul level you do understand that your own full self-empowerment would explain absolutely everything that’s ever gone on and will go on and all the variables of how everything exists. And so in that brief moment, you are inspired and in that brief moment, you are in allowing and so you let a percentage of the teaching come in. However,

“the altered ego state dominant percentage still starts to knock that off the pedestal. It serves you when you can consciously conjure it for yourself. But in your unconscious ongoing state, you usually revert back to the fact that you are somehow a victim and you are not fully empowered as Source and your life still has problems in it.”
~ Julius

Julius repeatedly tells us we are God expanded into physical. And everything that takes place is a form of thought demonstration, from the crazy, outlandish, illogical, imaginative thing that takes place to the very logical, predictable, governed and outlined and projected thing that takes place. It’s all about each individual soul being God itself and each individual soul having an individual perception of what that is and each individual soul is going to create and demonstrate that thought.

That is the true magnificence of our being and its truth resonates with us. So what are the specific factors within us, within the altered ego that prevent us from moving further into the knowing of this truth? Why does the inspiration and that resonating ring of truth dissipate? Again, it will be our questions and our courage to ask them that will bring clarity. That clarity will propel our journey in consciousness and lead to further questions. The answers will help us to come to ever expanding knowing as we work our way through the seals of consciousness towards total self-empowerment.

If it is our total self-empowerment that explains everything, perhaps it is time to remove what stands in its way and be what our soul has long desired. The journey to empowerment is the journey of the awakened soul. It is a fascinating journey of discovery – of the magnificence of our being, the infinity of all creation, mastery of this physical realm and discerning the never-ending, glorious jigsaw puzzle of all that God is.

Written by Ochune, a student of Julius Academy