The apostle Paul said in a letter to the church in Colossae that everything was made by Christ and for Him (Colossians 1:16). If this is true, then we can only be named and understood by the One who created us and for Him.
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Our spirit yearns for a connection with God, and we are born with a body, soul, and spirit. We are created in God's image, with abilities that mirror some of His characteristics, such as self-awareness, intelligence, creativity, moral responsibility, and a need for connection. Everyone has the capacity for love and good deeds, as well as a general desire to go our own way independent from God, or to sin and do evil. Every person has their own personality, temperament, and strengths. We are all reared in a specific environment, such as our family of origin or household, and as a result, each of us has a unique background that continues to impact us now.
God Takes the Initiative
God's initiative to reveal Himself to us is the beginning of the spiritual awakening path. What is true about God can be discerned in the physical world's beauty, symmetry, intricacy, and amazement. We are born with an understanding of God's majesty, creative power, and existence, while language gives us the words to express what we already know. Scripture also describes a morality that is innate and points to God. Despite our human repression of God's inherent knowledge, He stirs or awakens a spiritual need or want for knowledge of Him.
Our Response to God
Dissatisfaction and desperation characterize the next stage of spiritual awakening. We become unhappy with our ability to live life on our own terms and recognize our need for God. The drive for responding to His invitation to life, forgiveness, and meaning in Jesus Christ comes from our desperate need for peace and fellowship with Him. Once we've established a relationship with Christ, His explanations, interpretations, and understandings become indisputable to us. I actually know myself as I know and live with Christ.
Christian Counseling to Find Your True Self
Christian therapy can be a helpful tool in the process of self-discovery. A Christian counselor can assist in posing important questions, rephrasing findings, and providing alternative perspectives. The therapy room can provide a safe and supportive environment in which you can try out a new way of interacting, name and grieve your wounds, and work through your process.
What exactly is spiritual awakening?
Psychological research on spiritual and kundalini awakenings is still in its early stages, and it has tended to ignore events that occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Studies on the impact of mystical experiences, such as spiritual and kundalini awakenings, on well-being have identified the predominantly positive, healing effects of these experiences, as well as some of the more challenging aspects brought on both by their disruptive nature and by their typically biased clinical interpretations. Despite a greater number of research addressing the powerful physical aspect of kundalini awakenings compared to spiritual awakenings, the subtle phenomenological variations between spiritual and kundalini awakenings have rarely been studied. The interchangeable use of these terminology could make it difficult to comprehend these experiences and their effects, especially as stronger bodily feelings may imply more difficult outcomes. Some of the phenomenological and neurobiological bases of drug and non-drug induced ASCs, as well as the links between the spiritual features of ASCs and the symptoms of TLE and trait absorption, have been investigated by neuroscientific and psychological study. However, SSA/SKAs have yet to be mapped within the ASC framework, and the common predictors used to research ASCs (TLL and absorption) have not been tested as efficient predictors of SSA/SKAs.
This paper will explore the general properties of SSA/SKAs, their consequences on well-being, how they compare to other measurable ASCs, their links with TLL and absorption, and the potential phenomenological variations between them in order to fill certain gaps in the data. The authors hypothesize that Spontaneous Kundalini Awakenings (SKAs) are not only more physical than Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings (SSAs), but also more likely to produce negative experiences, based on the prevalence of anecdotal accounts of physical and energetic experiences preceding challenging kundalini experiences. After that, the phenomenological distribution of spontaneous Spiritual and Kundalini Awakenings will be mapped within the ASC framework by comparing their phenomenological distribution to that of non-drug and drug-induced ASCs. Following a similar approach to the investigation of induced ASCs, analysis will be undertaken to evaluate the hypothesis that TLL and trait absorption predict the severity of the SSA/SKA ASC. More research will be done to see how the SSA/SKA sample's population distribution compares to the distribution of previously reported “normal” TLL and absorption samples. The short- and long-term effects of these events on one's well-being will be investigated.
What are the five stages of spiritual awakening?
The hero's journey, an evolutionary process of growth and transformation woven into all great myths and stories, was outlined by renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell: “A genuinely heroic shift of awareness occurs when we stop worrying about ourselves and our own self-preservation.”
The primary pushing off point for any hero's quest is known as the call to adventure. The call to adventure is a break from regular life, a signal that comes from deep inside, grabs your attention, and drives you in a new direction. The spark that sets off a spiritual awakening is a call to adventure. Every life has a moment that, if grasped, will change it forever. The call to adventure is a reawakening experience, a shift in perspective that forces you to reconsider your perspective on life. A travel to a strange location, the loss of innocence, an illness, a challenge, the death of a close friend, a near-death experience, or the loss of a job are all examples of spiritual experiences. Regardless of the specifics, the experience alters your perspective and causes you to see the world through fresh eyes. You've been given the task of living an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.
At this critical juncture, Joseph Campbell advises that you must choose whether or not to accept the call to adventure. In truth, though, ignoring the call isn't an option because your soul is inviting you to change on a deeper level. If you ignore the call, the opportunity will recycle itself like a skip on a record, patiently waiting for you to embrace the call to a new existence, thanks to your unique karmic influences. Furthermore, there is no going back once a transforming and deeply waking incident has occurred. Your eyes have been opened, and no matter how much you try to reject it, you can't turn away from the image of a greater reality calling to you.
You enter a broader universe once you've answered the call to adventure. You take an active role in your spiritual development and advancement. As you begin to manage your life toward chances that enhance your knowledge, responsibility becomes the operative word. Everything feels the same and weirdly different at the same time, thanks to a tiny alteration in perspective.
What is a spiritual shift in the Bible?
A divine shift is a supernatural movement from one location to another; a small shift in position or direction; the supernatural act of putting one object in the place of another or shifting a person's or thing's location.
A supernatural progress and/or upgrade in your spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial, professional, character, and conduct status will result from a heavenly shift.
“You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward,” the LORD ordered to Moses, according to Deuteronomy 2:2. In other words, God had been watching them in the wilderness as they moved along or around the promise's border, and he was preparing to send them north to inherit the promise, which was Canaan.
“The Symbolism of the Four Cardinal Directions,” according to Angel Manuel Rodriguez's paper. “The north has been considered as a metaphor of the everlasting or permanent, probably because the northern stars were always visible in the sky. It is the location of God's celestial residence (Isaiah 14:13) and the point from whence His splendor descends with blessings or judgments (Job 37:22). (Ezeikiel. 1:4). He is the genuine North's King.”
During this miraculous shift, God instructed Moses to move northward in order to complete their 40-year journey (which should have lasted just 11 days) and achieve his purpose and plan for the children of Israel.
Despite their sins, disobedience, moaning, and complaining, God's mercy and love permitted them to inherit the promise; they were about to enter their prosperous home.
“Remember how the LORD your God brought you all the way through the wilderness these forty years, to humble and try you, to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would fulfill his instructions,” reads Deuteronomy 2:8.
Before telling them to turn north, God had been monitoring and testing them to see if they would be true to him.
Could it be that God is keeping an eye on us to see if we would obey his orders and to examine what is in our hearts before telling us to turn northward to inherit the promises he has for us?
God's divine shift will force us to turn northward and go into our prosperous place, where we will own lands, own houses, and live prosperous lives, but only if we obey and remain devoted to him.
It's time for a divine shift, but are you prepared or able to receive it?
Hagios Ministries Inc. in Gainesville is led by Pastor Denise McGinnis-Brown.
What are awakening symptoms?
Overwhelming feelings of gratitude on a regular basis. A proclivity to think and act on the spur of the moment rather than out of dread based on previous experiences. Unmistakable ability to savor each and every moment. An inability to be concerned.
How do you have a spiritual awakening?
Be aware of and deliberate about what you believe. Recognize the energy you're putting out into not simply your world, but the globe at large. Also, be truthful. Are your beliefs assisting you in your spiritual development? A spiritual awakening frequently necessitates the renunciation of long-held beliefs. But here's the thing about waking up: you have to realize you've been asleep first.
Does everyone have an awakening?
The most important aspect of spiritual awakening is that it does not occur in everyone. Only a select few people have the opportunity to experience spiritual awakening. You won't be able to bring about spiritual enlightenment on your own. That's because it's the product of your soulful development. This is referred to as the growth, expansion, and inner peace process. Within the soul of a person who is experiencing spiritual awakening, they will feel enormous delight and freedom.
How do you deal with a spiritual awakening?
10 ways to deal with the symptoms of spiritual awakening:
- Begin keeping a journal or a diary. Keep a record of your spiritual awakening symptoms in a diary.
What are the 12 steps of spiritual awakening?
Step 1: Sincerity and Acceptance Justice is the eighth step. Step 2: Hope, Step 9: Forgiveness, Step 3: Faith, and Step 10: Persistence Step 4: Have Courage Spirituality (Step 11) and Integrity (Step 5) Step 12: Provide Service Step 6: Determination Page 22: Step 7: Humility The Twelve Steps and Spirituality Alcoholics Anonymous, The Twelve Promises, p.