Spirituality is inherently inclusive; it encompasses all belief systems, embracing all cultures and faiths. It is about realizing and experiencing our interconnectedness with life. What is Spiritual Guidance?
Are you questioning your spiritual beliefs?
Feeling isolated or alone in the world?
Are you experiencing confusion or disillusionment about life?
Are you oscillating between episodes of heightened awareness and ones of contraction, shrinking from the world around you?
Have you had an awakening experience and are wondering where to turn for information and support?
The Spiritual Path A spiritual journey is a very personal affair. We travel to depths within ourselves that have been hidden from our awareness. The paradox is that, while we must undertake this journey alone, it is essential that we have compassionate support along the way.
What is a Spiritual Emergency or "Dark Night of the Soul"?
People across the globe, from all walks of life, are 'waking up' to their true nature. Awakening episodes can occur through meditative or energetic practices and also spontaneously, in those without any spiritual inclinations. As a result, dramatic shifts usually occur in one's mental and emotional state.
If you are experiencing any or all of the following symptomsyou may be experiencing a spiritual emergency or crisis of spirit*:
Temporary psychosis (loss of contact with reality)
Feelings of existential terror, loneliness or desolation
Energy movement in the body, and/or general disorientation
Traditionally referred to as 'Dark Night of the Soul', a spiritual emergency can be a scary experience. It is, however, a normal and often necessary stage in one's spiritual evolution. It involves a shift in identity, from the ego to that of Awareness/Spirit. Disorientation is common and it is beneficial to have professional support during this time.
*These symptoms of a spiritual crisis can be occasionally confused with schizophrenia or a psychotic break. If there is any uncertainty regarding an accurate diagnosis, professional medical help should be sought immediately.
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