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Spiritual Emergence or Spiritual Emergency

Pracitcal Wisdom with Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten

"There’s a fine line between spiritual emergence and spiritual emergency. It’s important to know the difference." Oh, how that simple truth has danced through my journey! Let's unpack this together, shall we?


Imagine waking up one day to find the world has put on its best colors, just for you. This is what spiritual emergence can feel like. Suddenly, the universe doesn’t play hard to get anymore. You find yourself in a cosmic embrace, feeling one with everything, and it’s like the divine just whispered a secret joke in your ear. Pure bliss!


Enhanced Perceptual Sensitivities


It’s as if someone turned up the dial on life’s vibrancy. Colors pop like never before, music touches the soul a bit deeper, and even the grass seems to greet you personally. The world becomes a high-definition version of itself.


Past Life Recollections


Out of the blue, you have this unshakeable feeling that you were once a wandering poet or a fearless warrior. Are these glimpses from the past? They’re like breadcrumbs, leading you back to yourself across time.


Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)


For those who’ve peeked behind the curtain and come back, life is no longer just a to-do list. It’s a precious gift, wrapped in the mystery of existence, with death as the intriguing shadow that makes the light brighter.


Nature Connectedness


Nature stops being just a backdrop for selfies. Instead, it’s a living, breathing symphony where you’re both the audience and the instrument. It’s hard not to hug trees at this point (and that’s okay).


Spontaneous Energy Flows


Imagine feeling like you’ve got a cosmic energy drink coursing through you. This Kundalini awakening can be quite the ride – electrifying, invigorating, and a little overwhelming.


The Bumpy Road of Spiritual Emergency


Now, imagine if all this magic started spinning a bit too fast, like a merry-go-round you can’t get off. That’s when spiritual emergence tiptoes over to spiritual emergency. You might feel like you’re in a cosmic blender at times – emotions all over the place, questions bigger than the sky, and energies zapping you into exhaustion or exaltation. It’s intense, to say the least.


But here’s the secret: it’s also an invitation. An invitation to dive deeper, to understand more, and to truly embrace the vastness of your being.


Navigating the Cosmic Dance


Here are a few gentle reminders on how to keep your feet on the ground when your spirit’s soaring:


1. Grounding Techniques


Think of these as your spiritual seatbelt. Yoga, mindfulness, or just barefoot walks in the grass can help keep you tethered to this beautiful Earth. Imagine you can grow roots from your feet and sink them into the earth. Feel yourself anchored.


2. Seek Support


This journey was never meant to be a solo mission. Find your tribe – mentors, fellow seekers, or wise souls who’ve walked this path before. They can be your compass and comfort. I would never have made it to the point I’m at had I not had spiritual masters to guide me. Find yourself a teacher you trust. And, if you don’t know how to do that, drop me a little message and I’ll help you.


3. Express Creatively


Let your experiences flow through art, music, dance, or writing. It’s not just cathartic; it’s like translating the language of the soul into something beautifully human. What cannot be expressed in words will often express easily through art.


A Touch of Esoteric Insight


Think of spiritual emergence as the universe’s way of initiating you into a deeper understanding. It’s like the mystical alchemy of transforming lead into gold, where every stage of the process – the dark nights and the dazzling awakenings – is essential for your soul’s evolution. It’s about balance. Harnessing this powerful energy is like learning to surf cosmic waves. Exhilarating, yes, but also calling for respect and patience. When you ground this energy into your everyday life, it will change everything about your experience as a human being. It’s the basic of spiritual transformation.

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