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Out of the darkness

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Hope you're all well!

    Again I puzzled over where to post this - so move it if you prefer it to be elsewhere :)

    Here's an interesting blog at a Psychology site -

    The term ‘spiritual awakening’ is quite slippery, so let me clarify what I mean by it. I see it as a psychological shift - or transformation of being - which doesn’t necessarily have to be interpreted in religious or even spiritual terms. I actually prefer to term it simply ‘awakening’ (as a process) and ‘wakefulness’ (as a state), to emphasise that it can occur outside spiritual traditions. In fact, I have found that it occurs most frequently amongst people who have little or no knowledge of spiritual practices or traditions.

    In the light of these factors, I define spiritual awakening as a shift into a different, higher-functioning state in which a person’s vision of the world and relationship to it are transformed, along with their subjective experience and sense of identity. This shift brings a sense of well-being, clarity and connection. The person develops a more intense awareness of the phenomenal world, and a broad, global outlook, with an all-embracing sense of empathy with the whole human race, and a much reduced sense of for group identity.

    For the rest of this blog - click here -

    Breakdowns and ‘Shift-Ups’

    Enjoy your day!

    :)
     
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