To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.

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. What Everything you want to know aboutWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting, Your Development Growing Child, Adolescent Development, and Aging Well can be answered in a multitude of books. 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 quite typical. 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 reduces our anxiety, it opens the door 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 July 2014 B Editi on