Posts tagged spiritual emergency
What To Do & Not Do When Your Friend Has Had A Breakdown

Your friend or loved one has had a breakdown.  Maybe they’ve had a depression relapse, or a self harm relapse.  Perhaps an old traumatic memory has surfaced, and they’re going through a dark night of the soul.  Maybe they’re experiencing a spiritual emergency. You may feel the heavy weight of this news and are unsure of where your responsibility lies. You may feel helpless.  Here’s a list of things you can do, and not do, to move through this situation with compassion and effectively support the person you care about. 

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I Got Kicked Out of Vipassana: Psychotic Break or Spiritual Emergency

I entered Vipassana, a 10-day silent meditation course, with the hopes of gaining a renewed sense of clarity, grounding, and calm.  I left halfway through feeling traumatized, fragile, and in a state of paranoia, fear, and dissociation. I felt like I was in between dimensions and not wholly present in this one, the one where I am a woman living in the year 2019 on planet Earth.  I write this nearly two months after leaving the course, and I can tell you that I will never be the same. According to my naturopathic doctor, my nervous system has gone into stress overdrive and survival mode. One thing I have learned from the Vipassana technique is anicca — impermanence, accepting reality as it is.  And as it is, I am rebuilding.  

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5 Ways to Ground Yourself Before/During/After A Spiritual Awakening

Many of us are waking up.  We are seekers on the spiritual path, yearning to know more about our purpose, about why we are here on planet Earth, about who or what is God and what is Source consciousness.  Since I was a toddler, I have pondered these questions. I had just learned to use the toilet, but I wanted to know why I was born into my specific family. As an adult, I have been drawn to experiences that have taken me deeper along the path.  Whether you have just done a Bufo ceremony, finished intensive meditation or Kundalini yoga, or received a particularly enlightening message from your spirit guides, these are tips to ground yourself and bring you back into your physical body so that you can carry out your tasks on Earth.

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