The principal awakening in Self-Realization is the awakening to one’s true identity as infinite Pure Conscious Being — that Conscious Being in which all experience, indeed existence, arises. Putting aside all the discussion about what happens to the ego or personal self at the moment of Awakening, Self-Realization includes the profound recognition of our soul that it derives from and is inseparable from Pure Conscious Being, and that Pure Conscious Being is everywhere present in all souls.
There is much one can say about the experience of living from this perspective of the recognition of our true nature. Something for another post. But here I wish to make the point that Self-Realization can, or it seems often does, occur in its “basic” form. It may just be a simple shift of identity — from being trapped within or being shackled to the body-mind-ego-personal self — to the recognition of our true nature as Pure Conscious Being. And now we find our sense of self is infinite. And other than the freedom and spaciousness, and the resulting peace, serenity and joy we may feel there may not be much to say about it.
Of course Self-Realization has its awesomeness. But, we may not yet know the mystical light, The Eternal Light of Pure Conscious Being. That’s some more awesomeness.
The moment of Self-Realization does not necessarily reveal this light, or reveal it clearly, even though The Eternal Light of Pure Conscious Being is always there. Some further clarification of our Awakening may be needed. But when we awaken to it, it prepares us to discover the door to the Divine Heart of Being. And that’s even more awesomeness!