The amazing journey of awakening can have a lot of pitfalls.
It can be a fun thing bringing these to light and have a laugh about them. And it’s good to know if you are falling before the hard landing hits!
1) Getting lost in Transcendence.
It’s so easy to get lost in transcendence, but the point of stillness is the creation, the forms
of your life! Without a connection to spirit/life/source the forms are empty, but without form
2) Thinking we will have special spiritual powers.
Who is that little bit of “me” that wants to be special, the one who is going to have extra special spiritual powers? That “me” can make a whole lot of trouble.
3) Thinking we’ve messed up because we experience intense feelings.
Intense feelings are not a sign that you have messed up your awakening. Awakening brings you into intense “aliveness,” not a static feeling of “happiness.”
4) Thinking something is wrong because it’s getting so weird and intense.
Awakening is a very intense ride. The teachers rarely speak about this…but they all know. Warning! Unsolicited advice is so easy to give, but it’s not going to benefit anyone. It’s good to remember we are all one, we are all equal so wait until they ask you directly.
Author: Kiran, Mystic Girl in the City
Editor: Renée Picard
Photo: Hartwig HKD at Flickr