In Part 1 of the Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences (SATE’s) Spectrum, you learned about the three main spiritual awakening and transformative experiences as well as the variations. In Part 1 you also learned about the body’s main systems impacted by SATE’s and how each of these systems respond, equilibrate, and continue to change.
In The Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences Spectrum, Part 2 you’ll learn
(1) What Hinders Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences Integration and progress.
(2) How to Integrate Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences.
(3) Methods to Gather Valuable Content.
(4) How to Progress and Even Accelerate the Effects of Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences.
(5) Why a Person Might Choose Consciously or Unconsciously to Slow their Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experience Integration and Process.
First, What Hinders Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences?
When people have a mild, moderate or acute spiritual awakening and transformative experience there are different circumstances and needs that are necessary to allow the person to integrate into their current world experience which are unique to the cultural beliefs and understandings of their community, and other surrounding people they might have access to who understand and can support the spiritual awakening and transformative experience. The requirements are different when there is an acute SATE than when there are one or more moderate to mild SATEs. First, here is a review of the acute SATE.
When a person has an acute or strong SATE, they can require attendance by a stable person or persons, and need a location where they feel safe. This is not a place where there is prodding or where they will be moved about. Meal preparation may even be helpful, while also not going to work, or dealing with family situations. Children, teens or adults who are in school may gain comfort from the routine but are likely to lack attention to the mundaneness of their ordinary expectations. Sometimes the person may be grounded in their everyday activities from before their experience and other times these requirements may be too challenging.
The person may recognize those around them are ill equipped to listen or understand their new perspective, and changes in their physical body reactions, emotions, and spirit unless there is training for these people. The significant changes can be alarming for the people around the person who has an acute SATE, including friends, and family resulting in wanting to intervene, or sometimes push the person away harshly because it is too challenging for their world view.
When the person does not have support, it often takes significantly longer to make sense of their experience, which can be years, even decades for some people, and even a lifetime for specific components of their experience.
Other possible issues that can arise as a result of an acute SATE are ostracism from the family, friends and/or community which is rejection without other support. Having no one to discuss or share their experience(s) the person shuts off some of the experience, ‘forgetting’. While some parts of the experience remain vivid, other parts may be fleeting as in remembering dreams. This ‘forgetting’, or a type of compartmentalizing is the way their consciousness deals with the level of disparity that does not fit into the belief system of the current time.
Perhaps even subtlier is the way we consider something is not important or we easily overlook it when it is significant. This way we dismiss experiences, awarenesses, intuition, knowings. This is a coping method that enables us to not notice areas of change that can be and are conflicting with our mode of being in the world that does not challenge us.
Other ways that hinder benefitting from an acute SATE.
Unresolved Trauma is another area where a person will be caught in their old behaviors although the person has experienced a significant intervention from their SATE. Having an NDE, Contactee or Kundalini Awakening or Shaktipat experience alone does not make the person advanced. What they do with their experience and how they integrate it does.
When there is unresolved trauma, the trauma will continue to influence the person about the related issues to the trauma just as before unless there are intentional actions around resolving this trauma. The person may have expanded insights, healing abilities, or higher-level awareness and they will also hold their unresolved trauma manifesting in their life in various ways. Sometimes an acute SATE can resolve trauma due to the perspective nature of the acute SATE and other times the trauma continues to disrupt their life unless they elect to heal it.
Use of Substances-Substances maybe used to manage the difficulty of having an acute SATE in different ways. Substances can be medicators for blocking the new awareness or abilities the person isn’t willing to use or access. Another purpose of substance use is blocking the memories of occurrences during the acute SATE that are distinctly disparate to our world.
Purpose and Exposure to Power-People who experience an acute SATE fairly often have a change in their sense of purpose. This sense of purpose can be a dynamic change from their previous career path and purpose. This new sense of purpose is a calling to pursue changing the world through a mission of healing of some sort. For most people this calling is altruistic and very intentional, however with this drive there is exposure to the use and misuse of power that can be derailing. This derailing may be related to unresolved trauma, naivete, or vulnerability.
The Systems in the Body Impacted by an Acute Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experience.
Recognizing there are significant changes in the electro-magnetic system, neurological system, emotional system, and energy system (including their chakras and auric field) is yet another component of the changes from an acute SATE. The result of these changes is a greater sensitivity from within all of these systems that changes responses to the environment, other people, places, creatures and situations. When there are significant changes in these systems the person is very empathic and thereby susceptible to the various influences, energy, and intentions. Traversing through different settings may be difficult, and even challenging. The need for thoughtful navigation methods while safeguarding against taking in others misguided thoughts, negative energy, and heaviness is imperative as well as negative energy of locations. Without awareness of thoughtful strengthening reinforcement after an acute SATE the person is often vulnerable.
What Hinders the Moderate and Mild Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experience?
First let’s clarify the impact of the moderate or mild SATE. Moderate or mild SATE’s can occur continuously throughout one’s life and thereby create a continuous, gentler (as compared with the acute SATE) shift in the person’s perspective. This is a slower integration from the radical and acute SATE outlined above. In the moderate or mild experience, the person may be slightly different from birth, so these are normal experiences they have. Sometimes these are generational ties and other family members who share these types of experiences or from generations before. Alternatively, some people think moderate and mild SATE’s are strong because they don’t know differently.
Deterrents to Integration of Mild and Moderate d Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences
All of the same circumstances listed above in the acute SATE’s are deterrents to integration of SATE’s. These include
- Sense of safety about their experience
- Forgetting parts that are not acceptable by the current cultural paradigm.
- Ostracism, minimizing, or being ignored by the family, friends and/or community.
- Substance use
- Changes in the electro-magnetic system, neurological system, emotional system, and energy system (including their chakras and auric field) throughout their lives. A result of these changes the person is more sensitive to their surroundings, some or all stimulus, other people, creatures, and situations.
However, the difference between the mild and moderate SATE as compared with the acute SATE is the person does not have such a dramatic intervention as the acute SATE. Without dramatic change, the person has somewhat of an easier time navigating through their life. Especially moderate SATE’s may experience spikes of awareness, changes in sensitivity, dream memory that may be discombobulating. Other influences include feeling drawn to certain areas of study, practices, and locations on the planet which may seem out of place to friends or family.
Understanding one or more mild or moderate SATE’s may not be easy right away but over years or decades a deeper understanding can occur. Noticing a plan and theme may appear as well. And throughout life mild and moderate spiritual awakening and transformative experiencer’s often feel different than others, may lack motivation around the achievement of money or power, and do not identify with the values of the world. They are creators in cooperation, non-violence, sharing, ethical values, inventing of new systems of exchange, movements of aid to other people, the Earth, and creatures, and see the world holistically, and engage in methods that attune to higher purpose and evolution without greed, disparagement, avarice and vices. And this does not mean they are not without challenges.
As noted, before, there are variations of the mild, moderate, and extreme SATE’s. Some people will have several mild/moderate or moderate-extreme SATE’s in their life. Others will experience an acute SATE and experience mild and moderate SATE’s frequently in their life. In these scenarios the person is constantly re-equilibrating all of the systems of the body impacting their consciousness.
(2. and 3.) How to Integrate Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences and Methods to Gather Valuable Content.
Eight Methods for Integration of the SATE Whether Mild, Moderate, or Extreme.
- Begin to Journal your experiences recording what you notice in your basic five senses, beyond the five senses, and recognizing different intuitive abilities. Keeping a record helps to notice changes as often these are progressive as time goes on. This also helps to accept different perceptive abilities. The benefits of keeping a journal reveal the evolution of changes and responses. Keeping a record is also beneficial to notice the purpose of different experiences and how they may contribute to other circumstances, abilities, relationships, lifepath and Purpose.
- Self-care involves a sleep routine where there are activities that cues your body it is time to sleep. Getting to sleep at the same time is another aspect of this self-care. Recording your dreams upon awakening is valuable as another component of getting good sleep as dreams are an access tool. Having a notebook and pen near where you sleep supports recording dreams. Moving as little as possible after the dream, and repeating the dream helps to keep the dream memory so you can record it. Since dreaming is an access point of other levels of consciousness there are significant changes in the dream world that are valuable contributors for gaining more from spiritual awakening and transformative experiences and how they influence us. And a SATE can even occur from a dream and in the dreamtime which otherwise may be. missed!
- Daily Exercise. Getting regular daily exercise is another method that reduces anxiety and depression that also contributes to circulation, breathing and movement. Walking is the easiest, choosing a time that is convenient on a schedule. Exercise assists with deeper sleep for accessing dreams. Walking helps to dissipate negative energy and stress while invigorating the body, mind, and spirit making processing SATE’s easier.
- Nature. Being in nature allows us to take in the sky, seeing different insects, mammals, reptiles, bird and human life forms, noticing movements of creatures and clouds, air, colors, sounds, and how we feel as we pass different areas. Often getting into nature is easiest to do while walking, setting a routine, making it easier to accomplish. Being in nature releases stress and because there are greater cycles at work, deep within Earth and the environment, we stay connected and are part of the rhythms, cadences and movements.
- Healthy Food. Especially acute SATE’s requires nutritional intake because the experience itself may deplete nutrients. After an acute SATE there may even be changes in desirable food intake and routines. Because acute SATE’s are rapid changes in the emotional and neurological systems there is a strong need to provide additional nutritional support. The energy system and electromagnetic system also benefit from grounding nutritional content with an emphasis on vegetables, avoiding processed foods, fast foods, and sugars.
- As noted above, Unresolved Trauma can deter integration of a SATE, thus healing trauma is invaluable. Healing trauma allows the SATE not to cloud unresolved issues that distort understanding and inhibit progress and integration. There are many ways to heal trauma including body work, group work, and individual work. Trauma and a SATE can occur at the same time therefore healing the traumatic part is beneficial for integrating the SATE.
- Daily Grounding. This is an active exercise where the person engages in a specific grounding practice to anchor their energy. This grounding practice allows better integration of the mild, moderate, or extreme SATE through connecting to the earth as a foundational practice for staying present, integrating their experience(s), and assists with re-equilibration.
- Sound and Music. All sound and music is not suitable to use as a component of integration of a SATE. There are specific sound and music frequencies, patterns, and tones that allow positive shifts in consciousness. These sound patterns are ancient and rhythmic making simultaneous changes in respiration, brain waves, and heart rate simply by listening creating new neuropathways.
- Developing and Holding Compassion and Gratitude. The qualities of compassion and gratitude relate to the physical heart and heart chakra area and the throat in communication and sending and receiving information, as well as the solar plexus and sense of personal power. Developing and practicing compassion and gratitude is for ourselves and others, whether human, creature, and all aspects of Nature and Earth. As we continue to hold these feelings, we expand our consciousness and integrate new levels of awareness.
- Personal Environment. Home is a place of safety, regeneration, sometime inspiration, and centeredness. Inspiration is created through color, odors, symbols, and movements and flow of space, water and reflections, negative space and welcoming space as well as sounds and music.
- Meditation. Having a regular time each day set aside to meditate is beneficial for the spiritual awakening and transformative experiencers. Specific sound and music accesses states that are relaxing, develop resilience, create integration simply by listening that transform consciousness. Specific sound and music patterns are easy to listen to and develop creativity, insight, intuition, and problem-solving with ease.
- Connecting with Others. (1.) Connecting with people who are open-minded to the experience(s) you’ve had can be with a special group of people online or in person. Take as much time as you need to show up in the group before you share. The opposite of connecting with others can be to isolate, which may have value for a time but is not long lasting. (2.) While we share a specific interest with certain people, we benefit from connecting with many different people to learn tolerance and view human connection with everyone. A way of connecting is ‘Good morning’, and/or What do you think of this /;’weather?’, steering clear of politics, religion, or other areas of separation. The goal is to connect. This expands our compassion and kindness.
- Engaging in Experiences that Bring Good Will and Happiness. This activity is similar or in addition to number 9 and 12 (above) but at a more committed level. When we stay involved with others that bring us joy, we hold that energy. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it is dog walking, or volunteering somewhere, cooking, singing or practicing music, traveling, joining a book club, gardening, creating sacred space; whatever brings you enjoyment.
(4.) How to Progress and Go Beyond, Accelerating the Effects of Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experiences
Besides the list above, 1-13 there are other activities you can engage in that will hasten your SATE progress; however, you cannot pick and choose from the above list, or ignore one area. All of the areas above share the same quality of contribution, value, and impact for evolution and gleaning the most from SATE’s.
Here are Additional Undertakings.
- Locate Sacred Areas you can access and walk around on them. Experience the energy and make a note of what you notice. Making a note of what you notice includes, breathing deeply into the experience, feel, notice, who is present, creatures, time of year, scents, dreams before during and after, and anything else that seems meaningful. Often sacred areas and ancient sites can be activation places that help to deepen your experience. Respect any restrictions as these are part of the experience. Make a note of what feeling you take away. Some areas are designated as sacred, and others may not have that designation but feel that way.
- Walk Labyrinths. Use the free international labyrinth locater (https://labyrinthlocator.com/). Find one that feels special to you. Some are not maintained in a sacred manner, so they feel different. There are many ways to walk a labyrinth as a sacred activation symbol. Labyrinths are sacred symbols on Earth you can get inside so the pattern and path help to activate consciousness as subtle fields of change. Use the labyrinth at least once a month. Keep a record of your experiences. Notice with all your abilities before, during and after the experience. Keep a record of the experiences, time of day, date, and what you notice, including dreams before, during and after.
- Special and Sacred Objects and Symbols in your Home. Use special and sacred objects and symbols in your home, and in your meditation location that speak to you. These objects may reference your ancestors, rocks or shells you find, gifts, or other symbols of meaning.
- Notice Negative Thoughts. Make a practice of noticing negative thoughts and energy and releasing them instantly. This is a valuable practice at all times because it brings you repeatedly into the present moment. Practice forgiveness of yourself as well which is part of releasing negative thoughts. Notice where you hold negative energy in your body. Notice if it is related to another experience. Notice if you repeat lessons, thoughts, at different times of the year or with certain people. This practice is work often best done with another person/therapist/teacher/practitioner who is skilled in this area as the work can threaten parts of the ego.
- Practice Being Fully Present as much as possible all the time and when you are around other people. Listening to them speaking and listening to the spaces between and how you feel. When we are present, we are able to notice synchronicities, and also our intuition. Noticing our intuition is the next level of awareness connected to being fully present but is not the end goal to have intuition.
- Connect with Others. Reach out to someone, whether via phone or a neighbor regularly. Don’t wait for them to reach out to you. Make a date to meet again. Listen, share, listen. This is our social connectedness and helps to limit isolation, ours and others, and teaches tolerance and compassion.
- Participate in Advanced Practices. Participate in other advanced practices alone and with others that give you tools for furthering your inner development and activate your awareness. These may include workshops, retreats, vision quests, travel, ceremonies, special meditation practices, learn to create sacred spaces in your home and outside space, work with the dreamtime, connect to sacred locations on Earth, practice sound and music that are codes of transformation, flip the script on challenges, hold sacred space for your community and geographic location, and more.
(5.) Why a Person Might Want to Slow their Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experience Integration and Process.
There are several reasons why a person would want to slow their spiritual awakening and transformation. In these five areas you may discover parts of yourself.
- There is fear of getting ahead of other people in their family, friends, community or of changing too much.
- The person is charismatic, believes they have completed their spiritual awakening and transformation, and have succumbed to one or more indiscretions with abuse of power or manipulation. However, they have awareness of these indiscretions at some level.
- There is a commitment to have specific spiritual awakening and transformative experiences in this lifetime at a specific pace relevant to the outer world and their sacred commitments and relationships with people and manifesting ideas that bring change. There is a knowing this lifetime has sequences and areas of timing that will occur no matter what.
- There is concern of once a certain level of spiritual transformation occurs, they will no longer be on the planet; they will die, which may or may not have fear of death woven within.
- There is a knowing sacred timing is involved in the spiritual awakening process, and further, they are already awakened but agreed to go through the process of being human to share and make their contribution with specific individuals, making contributions to organizations for change, in different areas and in community, and at certain times.
This is a review of the Spiritual Awakening and Transformative Experience, Part 2. You learned
(1.) What hinders spiritual awakening and transformative experiences (whether mild, moderate or acute), integration and gleaning content that enables the person to progress. In number 2. and 3. you learned 13 methods to integrate spiritual awakening and transformative experiences and methods to gather valuable content. Number 4. revealed how to progress and go beyond the 13 different areas of integration to accelerate the effects of spiritual awakening and transformative experiences. And in number 5. you learned why a person might want to slow their spiritual awakening and transformative experience integration and process.
If you missed The Spectrum Scale of Spiritual Awakening Experiences, Part 1 Where are You in the Spiritual Awakening Experiences Spectrum? which includes descriptions of mild, moderate, and severe spiritual awakening experiences, their definitions, and variations. There are also descriptions of the different systems of the body that receive the greatest impact, what these changes are, and how they continue to respond, read the blog, The Spectrum Scale of Spiritual Awakening Experiences, Part 1 Where are You in the Spiritual Awakening Experiences Spectrum?
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