Enlightenment doesn’t usually happen all at once. There are distinct levels of enlightenment that everyone who finds a deep level of truth experiences. It is possible to become completely enlightened at once, though extremely rare, Buddha being the latest known example.
On an Enlightenment Intensive traditionally there are four questions that are used for contemplation; “Who am I?” “What am I?” “What is life?” and “What is another.” Even so, all enlightenment is knowledge of the self.
There is only one of you, so there is only one enlightenment experience on “who am I.” While who you are is one individual, what you are is the same as all those other individuals in the universe. And, there are several levels of “what” to experience.
An individual, a single self, can experience life and another, but the experience is self related, or self referenced. That means that while you can become more conscious of life and another, it is you that is conscious. You can’t experience other than you without yourself. And, each of those has several levels of awareness that can be experienced.
As you can see, there is a lot of work to do before complete enlightenment can happen. Each experience requires clearing the debris of the mind out of the path that leads to them. The mind will be fairly clear by the time all those paths are cleared from the mind.
And, there is still more to be done before the spiritual journey is completed. Enlightenment is a great start, and for that the Enlightenment Intensive is the best possibility, though it is not essential. You can start by watching the video and reading the article on the enlightenment technique. And, you can contact me if you would like to know more.