Since 2012 many people have been experiencing difficult health symptoms. Depression is one that appears to be common. For those who practice some form of spiritual exercise, the symptoms could be the result of energy called kundalini. However, this is true even for those who do not practice, or even think about spirituality. In her book, Journey Through Transformation; A guide to mystical awakening, kundalini, emotional clearing and spiritual emergence, Kaia Nightingale explains that, of the 110 participants in her survey who felt they had a spiritual experience, 43% of them were not engaged in any spiritual practice, and 15% had no belief at all in spirit prior to their experience. The causes that triggered the experience were varied from such things as meditation, stress, and illness. The type of experience also varied among the participants and included everything from revelations to UFO sightings, all of which are described in the book.
Any spiritual experience can be either joyful or frightening, especially when it is not understood. The energy within each person opens doors to parts of the psyche that have been hidden from consciousness, and when they are suddenly released, disturbing consequences follow. If there is some deep-seated emotional content such as fear, anger, grief, or anxiety, it may be raised to a conscious level resulting in stressful emotional turmoil. Even those who have an understanding of the way in which these openings occur can be unprepared for the actual experience. While the experience itself will generally be of short duration, trying to make sense of it may keep the mind engaged in fear and stress.
Some of the symptoms of a spiritual awakening described in this book include: sensitivity to crowds, colors, foods, and noises; pain, eyestrain, headaches; involuntary movements; skin sensations; heat in various places in the body or throughout the body; time distortions. Remedies are provided for internal clearing and grounding.
Unfortunately, as pointed out by Kaia Nightingale from her own experience, many gurus have no knowledge of how to deal with difficult spiritual awakenings. The medical profession is of little, if any, help since there is no physical cause for the symptoms and people are often referred to a therapist or psychologist.
This is an excellent book but it is not intended to replace the need for prudent care with the help of a physician. Symptoms always should be ruled out as having a physical cause before suspecting them to be spiritually related.
Many additional resources for information about the difficulties of a spiritual awakening are also provided in this book. It can be purchased online at amazon in print or electronic format.
A few online sites are included here for immediate reference:
Spiritual Emergence Service – http://spiritualemergence.net/
Spiritual Emergency Resource Center – http://www.spiritualcompetency.com/se/resources/senciis.html
Kundalini Awakening – http://www.spiritualcompetency.com/blackboard/lessons/types/kundalinitype.htm
Spiritual Competency Resource Center – http://www.spiritualcompetency.com/blackboard/lessons/lesson5.html