A spiritual awakening is a complete shift in a person's perceptions, wherein dormant/repressed parts of the brain open up and old belief systems are shed. This can be accompanied by very difficult physical symptoms. It can also take years for a person's energy to settle and for them to reintegrate socially, as life becomes more fulfilling yet simpler and material attachments dissolve.
There is no framework for an awakening in Western culture. So, if you believe that you are going through a spiritual crisis or 'emergence' and would like someone to talk to, please get in touch. Alternatively, the Spiritual Crisis Network UK has volunteers who may be able to help.
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