Spiritual transformation is a hero or heroin’s path. It can often challenge the body to play catch up, especially when spiritual energy shifts and comes to a crescendo, asking for human consciousness to expand. The physical sensation is usually described as feeling, “off balance”. You might feel like you are swinging between the hope of new change and a force of counter weight pulling you back, which is fear sparked in the face of change. This is common and happens to most of us.
The growth of a flower, in many ways, mirrors spiritual growth and transformation. The tiny seed’s energy, that quintessential invisible essence, forces the hull open. From the soil’s darkness, it grows rapidly upward into the light, eventually coming into full bloom. It sways with the wind and if it is deeply rooted and grounded it can even survive a few storms. Then, the essence lets go and the flower’s body returns to the Earth. The flower doesn’t have a choice in the matter. It grows because it is alive. Its purpose is to blossom, allowing its beauty to be revealed, cherished and adored.
As humans we evolve in a similar way. Our vibrant magnificent blossoms are consciousness awakening, expanding, and opening up. On the spiritual path we move into greater conscious understanding of the spiritual “Self”. (A capital S is used here, while a lower case s refers to our ego). Through an integrated connection between the soul, that part of us that is the essence of who we are (that knows the truth of our being) and the human self, consciousness grows. A fuller understanding that human life is an achievement (or actualization), through the soul’s fulfillment comes in time for most of us. For others, like Eckhart Tolle or Byron Katie, it may come in an instant.
Regardless if it is instantaneous or a process, when spiritual transformation happens, spiritual matters come into focus and we begin to realize the existence of our soul, tucked like petals, within the human experience. Often an experience of crisis. So, what is this force, pushing us, urging us to grow? How do we harness our soul’s spiritual energy bubbling up, begging to be acknowledged, into conscious awareness within the body, without falling apart?
5 Signs That Spiritual Transformation Is Eminent
- Fatigue and exhaustion, an overwhelming feeling of tiredness.
- Intense dreams that are frightening, provoking symptoms of fear, anxiety, or depression.
- Life is literally falling apart (loss of job, marriage, home, or finances).
- Increased empathic awareness, feeling other people’s feelings, feeling more sensitive.
- Sickness or strange symptoms that have not been remedied through modern medicine.
You know you are in a Spiritual Transformation when the body, including emotions, is in discomfort. This happens because although the mind’s logic will do somersaults to negate a spiritual experience, the body never lies.
During times of increased psychological/spiritual stress, where you feel like you are peeling back the layers of your human experience, there can be exhaustion. A lot of energy has to go into this integration. Because our brain acts like a filter, to reduce massive amounts of information down into the physical, sifting through impressions on the conscious mind, the power being used increases fatigue.
When a quickening of spiritual energy floods consciousness, the brain works hard using all its power to make sense of something that is incomprehensible. The senses overwhelm the mind resulting in confusion, frustration, and exhaustion. The shifting self is elusive and the adjustment, called integration or assimilation, can wreak havoc on a body if not supported.
During a spiritual life transition, without a spiritual practice, or a spiritual guide, advisor, coach, or consultant (often referred to in the past as a guru, shaman, or sage) the language of the soul can be buried or lost altogether. The solution is in putting the pieces together, or fusing the soul’s way of processing language with our mind, back into consciousness, so some sense can be made of what seems like nonsense.
Increase Daily Practice: Doing exercises daily that are fulfilling to the soul, like meditation, or time in nature, or journal writing, is a commitment to the process. One we are not usually motivated to do until there is a crisis. However, recognizing the soul’s journey is an important part in the transition, not only trying to rid oneself of the difficult symptoms, but listening to the greater message that is trying to get through. Often it is our physical situation that gets our attention! Causing us to finally listen to that which has probably been attempting to get through for quite some time.
Intention Setting: Ask yourself before going to bed at night, “How is my soul wanting to come forth into form?” Am I getting messages visually, kinesthetically, or auditorally? What symbols does it use to express its language? Are there any words? Set your intention or prime your mind to receive an answer. Make sure to keep a journal by your bed. If you wake up at an odd time during the night, write everything down about the experience for later reflection. You may even consider keeping a little notebook with you for an answer that may arise during the day.
Detoxifying Baths: Using the healing power of water, incorporate detoxifying elements into it that are pleasing to the senses. This is an ancient way of cleansing the body and relaxing the mind. It is a process about letting go, not trying to figure anything out. A relaxing bath eases tension and stress on the body. Use Epsom salts, baking soda (about half a small box) and then add what feels good: fresh flowers, dried flowers, or essential oils. Light a candle and close your eyes. Try to let rapid thoughts that come into consciousness flow down an imaginary stream that carries them away from your bath.
Increase Grounding Foods: Grounding and healing foods are another great way to clear out the old and support the body with foods that ground the body more firmly into the physical reality. Ancient grains like oats, barley, quinoa, amaranth, spelt, and rye are excellent grounding foods. Eating these cleansing grains instead of white flour can aid the physical transition immensely.
Environmental Feng Shui: Get rid of old clutter and emotional ties in the environment. Anything that serves as a symbol of times past needs to go. Just try it for a week. Clear out everything you currently have, photos, statues, and objects that represent something from the past that no longer serves you or feels good. Keep a journal about your reality for the next week with these objects removed. Work from inside of each room and notice the difference. Especially take notice of your bedroom and office areas. Anywhere you spend a great deal of time. Write down your observations of what happens.
Begin Diving Deeper
Learning how to connect with yourself on a spiritual level, you must open all the senses and listen to the self, which speaks through a myriad of ways. Be open to receiving the message of healing. Everyone is different and reliance on the spiritual self will reveal your own individual solution. This is a good way to transition through the discomfort, by holding your own counsel. Hearing your own healing coming through is empowering and leads to a quicker transition and ultimately, fewer symptoms. But, we are not islands unto our self and nor do we need to be. Often we need the help and guidance of someone who has already been through spiritual transformation to smooth out the path, give us clarity and a sense of direction.
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