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be great or miniscule, but they are always
there moving us along our journey of life.
As humans, there are times when our
changes are so great that we clearly
identify and acknowledge them. Physically
speaking, our major transitions are
the touchpoints of our development.
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Emotional people, like children, can
go from laughter to tears in a matter
of minutes, then bounce right back to
joy. Those who aren’t as ﬂuid in their
emotional bodies may not experience
such extremes, but their subtleties can feel
equally stirring to them.
Then there are our varying thoughts!
Like ﬂashes of lightening, sometimes
we seek them out to illuminate us with
their brightness. Other times we long
for quietude in the endless, thunderous
rumbling in our minds.
Although the soul is timeless and inﬁnite,
our human selves experience spiritual
changes that affect our lives just as
profoundly as the material ones, if not
more so. For most people, these shifts
may not be easy to identify, much less
understand. What can be confusing is that
our spiritual development can cause fear,
anxiety and feelings of isolation. Rather
than feeling bliss or oneness, as one might
expect, we can ﬁnd ourselves experiencing
apathy and frustration toward everything.
It can be heartening to learn that these
experiences, as we shift spiritually, are
Imagine starting your ﬁrst period, or
experiencing your ﬁrst “wet dream,”
without anyone telling you that this was
a normal part of adolescent development.
Knowing that we are experiencing
something that is common not only
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to connecting with others who have
experienced the same thing.
Like learning about our sexual
development from our adolescent friends,
sometimes we can be misinformed about
our spiritual development, which only
causes more anxiety. Similar to the boy
who wants to boast about his sexual
(usually fantasy) experiences to impress his
friends, spiritual teachers (who are often
seeking clients) will share how wonderful
their lives are, and how everything came
together when they learned mindfulness,
to manifest, to control their thoughts,
how to connect with their angel guides,
and so on. Rarely will the stories of
impotency, pain, awkwardness and
dissatisfaction come forth isolating those
who’ve had such experiences.
Today there are masses of people
experiencing major shifts into higher
states of consciousness as our collective
belief in our separation from our spiritual
Source dissolves. As a result, phrases such
as the “New Age” or “The Shift” have
merged into mainstream culture. We
have witnessed an explosion of resources
related to our spiritual evolution.
Books such as A New Earth and the
Conversations With God series have given
millions of people a new perspective. The
list of spiritually-focused movies, YouTube
videos and websites grows exponentially
as people seek to understand and
participate in our collective movement
to become enlightened, whatever the
individual’s spiritual path or practice
may be. Since most of the resources are
aimed to reach the awakening masses,
the information can feel elementary or
incomplete to the highly evolved soul.
Most spiritual seekers have come to the
conscious awareness that we actively
participate in the unfoldment of our lives.
They recognize that we aren’t just victims
of life’s whims and woes, with a certain
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