Sasha Lessin, Ph. D.
your psyche will flood you.
psyche--the mysterious, inner you--engulfs you with images,
voices, sensations, emotions and intuitions
Spiritual Emergency is a relatively
new term for what many societies recognize as Shamanic
Initiation into heightened power and perception for the good
of the community. The initiate is--in our society, as in
less technological ones--psychically flooded.
THE COMMONEST PSYCHIC FLOODS:
You merge momentarily with another person, creatures, nature,
the universe. You transcend time
and space, feel ecstasy and choose true love, justice, beauty.
QUICKENING. Heat and energy rush up your spine, shake and
twist you, shake your chakras. Peace, sorrow, fear, rage, then
rapture run you. You may relive birth and prior lives. You
could, in a trance, sing ancient chants, perform sacred dances
or do yoga poses. You might meet an archetype.
(ALMOST). You (and, usually, a Being of Light) review your
life. You learn love and wisdom.
SEEING. You know how events fit together. Perhaps you intuit
what your eyes don't see. Or foresee scenes, view yourself
from afar or know what other people think.
TO CENTER TO RENEW. You drop your bland self-image, get
grandiose, then--with support--mature. But first you imagine
yourself responsible for a final war of good and evil. You may
waver between feeling male or female. You obsess on death,
sacrifice, martyrdom. You go on an inner quest, unite with a
divine archetype. You return to save the world.
CHANNELED WISDOM. You get guides, who teach you to teach
IMAGERY. Demons tear, kill, eat you. Then you link with
plants, animals or natural forces. Healed yourself, you return
to everyday life and use your link to heal others.
PATTERNS. You relive, remember, re-experience, or symbolize
womb-life and birth.
PICTURES. You see yourself and people you know in other bodies
in prior lives. The past lives explain your fears, body woes
and why certain people now attract, anger or repel you.
TO SUPPORT SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE
your psychic flooding with friends who let you express
intensify and expand your experience in a holotropic or other
spiritually-oriented growth group. Talk with a transpersonal
counselor. Explore ways to use your insights in everyday life.
Based on Grof, S. and C., Spiritual Emergency: When Personal
Transformation Becomes Crisis, New York: St. Martins, 1989.
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