“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it. If you don’t understand this, you will try to figure out which of the many things the voice says is really you. People go through so many changes in the name of “trying to find myself.” They want to discover which of these voices, which of these aspects of their personality, is who they really are. The answer is simple: none of them.”
– Michael Singer
We find ourselves amidst a paradigm shift on Earth – a renewed understanding of reality and our collective-human-potentiality. However there currently exists many different levels of understanding to this global paradigm shift. Therefor Spiritual Crisis’s amongst us are fast becoming common traits as many are stepping outside the current limitations of our current global paradigm and experiencing – even embracing the new which awaits us all.
Currently we are oblivious to our true human potentiality in our current state of global-consciousness and it is undoubtedly my sincerest, innate belief that humanity is undergoing a psychospiritual transformation and even the unconscious amongst us are benefiting greatly.
A Spiritual Crisis or Emergency is a loss of one’s identity and this loss of identity usually precedes a revelation of sorts into either ones true nature or the essence of true reality (or both in some cases.) It is a process of reevaluating one’s life, true priorities and beliefs through the experience of a new awareness, understanding or mind-expansion related to our authentic selves.
Usually through this process, one undertakes drastic changes to their ‘meaning system’ – For example their unique purposes, values, goals, attitudes and beliefs, identity, and focus.
This expanded awareness (which is commonly attained in an instantaneous moment – such as an epiphany or similar) will often inevitably lead to some sort of a psychospiritual transformation in one’s life.Psychospiritual here being a composite word meaning a spiritual-mental transformation of attitudes and an upliftment or even upgrade.
Spiritual in this context being the – Relieving of all suffering, through a renewed understanding of the world. A spiritual crisis may cause significant disruption in psychological, social and occupational functioning also. Anything which challenges our personal paradigm of experience and daily lives could lead to such a spiritual crisis.
It often precedes a form of depression or series of depressions – nothing we seem to do around this time has any meaning, colour or gesture to it.
In summary a Spiritual Crisis or Emergency, is a reevaluation of one’s life on all levels of existence.
As rapid change takes place on earth it is easy and understandable to lose balance and centeredness in being – easily becoming distracted by much of the external advertising world, distractions and the many trends and fashions deliberately flashing past our attention spans, dictating the type of lives we live and the world we live in.
Suffering a loss of identity, or true self, can also have detrimental effects on our lives, however once we collectively overcome this identity crisis the world as we know it, will accelerate in a transformation to higher levels of conscious-awareness and understanding for all to benefit.
“After more than fifty years of intensive study these observations suggest that radical psychospiritual transformation of humanity is not only possible, but is already underway. The question is only whether it can be sufficiently fast and extensive to reverse the current self-destructive trend of modern humanity.” – Dr Stanislav Grof