Awakening: Unexpected Consequences

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What is unexpected about spiritual awakening is that it is the beginning, not the end, of a spiritual process. Few are prepared for the shifts in perspective, energy and orientation it offers. At the moment of awakening there is often a sweeping sense of freedom as all the identity falls away, yet a sense of radiant presence remains. But such a change in the view of who and what we are can leave a mind disoriented. Some say it is like becoming a baby Buddha — one must learn to navigate the world in a new way.

Concerns that often arise as a sense of identity returns are the feeling of having known great peace, clarity or joy which now seems to have faded away, the sense of flowing through synchronicities in one’s life has been lost, feeling a lack of drive and direction, and loss of interest in engagement with old habits…

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