i like the definition that abraham hicks give of Enlightenment, it's simply about being up to speed with our desires. here's d process they give:
*** TRUE ALLOWING ***
"The potential for enjoyment is so much more than almost anyone is ready for, because you're not enjoying the contrast that causes you to define and decide. So every defining moment is setting you up for a more satisfying manifestation. Every defining moment. Every single defining moment. Every rascal, every moment of abuse, every moment of misunderstanding, every moment of sickness, every moment of anything unwanted has sharpened your ability to understand. Not only understand the difference between unwanted and wanted, but to allow yourself the experience of having it, you see. That's what true allowing is.
So, never again ask how much am I out of the vortex and how much am I in the vortex. Instead say: I'm out just enough to keep myself rocking and rolling. I'm out enough to keep myself sharp to the point that I really KNOW when I click back into place. That's the best utilization of this contrasting world in which you are involved, but it's also the best balance for a physically focused non-physical energy, you see.
What-is doesn't mean diddly squat! Except that it's the beginning of what's coming next. You live in a time/space reality because it's fun to perceive relationships, it's fun to understand distance, it's fun to understand space. In other words, don't you like being in this room but don't you like knowing that there's outside? Don't you like being on the ground but don't you like seeing your world from the air? Don't you like being on a continent but don't you like knowing the ocean is out there? Don't you like depth? Don't you love the way your eyes can look up close or can look off into the distance? Don't you love this time and space reality? Don't you love the rendezvous that time gives? Don't you love moving through time? Don't you love your awareness of time? Don't you understand, and don't you adore, the benefit of being able to focus? That's what all of this is." -- Abe