Personal Experience

Q: What are some of the transformations one experiences while moving toward Enlightenment?

A:  Along with other signposts which will be addressed separately, there is a certain component of awakening that is sometimes overlooked.This component has to do with the energy system of the body.  Awakening brings many different transformations to the person. You are waking up from the person you were, and you are at the same time being transformed into something new.  A profound re-structuring is occurring which impacts the person on many levels.

A type of re-wiring occurs in the mind on the mental level, and there is a re-wiring of how we feel and perceive on an emotional level. There is also a deep change which takes place in the way our material and subtle bodies flow, move, run and experience energy.

Before there can be new creation, and maintenance of a new state of awareness, there must be destruction. As one’s being is flooded with Grace, the old structures and limitations are swept away.  This is all a natural process.  It may take some time for the internal mechanisms –the mind, the body and the subtle body--to adapt to the new levels of energy the infusion of Grace has released.

Some people experience changes in their energy systems while growing towards enlightenment and some may continue after that milestone has been reached. For some people, this change is subtle; for others it’s very pronounced.  What’s happening is that the whole energy system of the body is being reconfigured.  It’s re-aligning itself, coming into a brand new state of harmony.

One may notice an increased stillness in the mind, enhanced mental clarity or an increased appreciation for the world through the senses.  Alternately, a person might experience some cloudiness or heaviness, or they may have days of bright, abundant energy followed by a slower cycle of change for a while.

Some people cruise through the process in a uniform, completely easy way. It depends on the individual. The important thing to remember is that all is well. All we need do is relax and let the spiritual unfolding happen.