It was a late afternoon in 2005. I sat at the office completing my presentation for a workshop I would offer the following week. I felt pleased and experienced the type of satisfaction that arrives when you know you have done a job well.
Several key concepts had fallen into place, deepening my own understanding of the information. I mused, “One actually does learn when preparing for a presentation!” The subject of the presentation was of a spiritual nature, part of the Peace & Healing Series I had been developing. My heart was full with the sense I was more frequently experiencing a universal state of gratitude and joy, and wondered what a different world this might be if we all consistently lived in this state. With thankfulness I saved my documents, shut down the computer, and prepared to leave the office.
It was my intent to drive home and head out for a walk in the woods. The weather was unusually warm and balmy, and I looked forward to feeling the sun on my skin. Somehow, however, while walking along the second floor hallway, trotting down the back hallway steps and then opening the building door to the parking lot, my level of consciousness changed forever. I would never experience the world in the same way.
Symptoms of Consciousness Shift
What I experienced that day remains in my mind as clearly as the day it happened. My reflexes and depth perception abruptly changed. My senses exploded to perceive a new world. I suddenly was in a profound meditative state. Yet, my eyes were open and my body was moving through space. The ego experienced these symptoms with fear. I was emotionally paralyzed.
Gradually over several weeks, I learned to adapt and to let go of the ego’s response of fear to the change. To this day the experience continues and expands. In A Course in Miracles, it is written about this state of being, “I am at home. Fear is the stranger here,” a contemplation that kept me sane during the transition. Although my sudden powerful shift was dramatic with profound physical and emotional manifestations, thankfully, not all of us experience such a sudden change. We evolve more gradually.
Yet, even when not profound, a mild but sudden shift can occur, leading us to experience fatigue, challenges in ability to concentrate and motivate and, for some, dizziness with mild nausea. These shifts can reoccur on one’s journey. The symptoms are usually manageable, although with responsibilities of career or those associated with raising young children, they can be challenging. Fortunately we are also rewarded with more profound moments of Love, Gratitude and Peace.
Over the past three years the universal rate of deepening of consciousness has appeared to speed up or quicken. This has increased the magnitude of challenging mental/emotional and physical responses, especially if there is ego resistance. Some of these can be severe. As a clinician, I have experienced profound blockages in individuals requiring clinical support. These blockages can lead to endocrine dysfunctions, neurological pain and other uncomfortable manifestations.
Maintaining Our Balance — 9 Habits
Here are 9 habits that we can practice that I have found helpful for maintaining energetic balance in the midst of this spiritual quickening:
- Practice Love and Gratitude. Consider on-the-hour contemplations said silently in the mind. Follow Rhonda Byrne’s recommendation in her book, The Power, to achieve a “tipping” point of love, at least 51 percent of the time.
- Practice daily meditation/prayer. Meditative movement — such as Qigong, Tai Chi, Yoga, The 5 Rites or other — can help us maintain physical, mental and emotional balance, as well.
- Allow yourself a more relaxed schedule and get more sleep during times of rapid shift. Let the ego’s fear dissipate in the knowledge that you are going through a beautiful but profound transition from Homo Sapiens to Homo Spiritus and that you will arrive at a new, comfortable level.
- Learn a self-assessment tool like Muscle Response Testing. These tools can help you understand what factors are causing uncomfortable symptoms.
- Honor the body by learning to breathe deeply; eat a balanced, low sugar, whole food diet and drink pure water.
- Gently exercise daily if you are able.
- Know and practice being your authentic self. Not being authentic results from reactive emotional patterns and can lead to illness.
- Identify your current level of consciousness relative to your potential level of consciousness. Knowing your journey decreases ego anxiety.
- Seek support from a practitioner experienced in both spiritual development and functional medicine if you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms or are feeling anxiety. Your condition can be accurately assessed, supported and corrected in a loving environment through natural therapies, supplements, therapeutic essential oils and consciousness consultation.