Guest writer for Wake Up World
As a psychologist, I have been studying what I call “awakening experiences” for a decade, and have recently published (with a co-author) a new study of 90 such experiences in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.
Awakening experiences are moments in which our awareness expands and intensifies. We transcend the worries that normally preoccupy us and feel a sense of elation or serenity. Our perceptions of the world around us become more vivid, and we feel a sense of connection to nature, other human beings or the whole universe in general. We feel a sense of love and compassion, and there is a strong sense that we have transcended a limited state, and that awareness has become more authentic than normal. At higher intensities of awakening experiences, we may even feel that we have lost our normal sense of identity and somehow become one with the whole world.
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By Mateo Sol
Guest writer for Wake Up World
In our society, we have a very two dimensional understanding of maturity. Most people define it as an accumulation of experiences that come through the process of aging. But this isn’t really true.
The truth is that maturity has very little to do with our external experiences, and everything to do with our inner processing of the world. Yes, you might have experienced a lot of challenges and hardships in life, but if you weren’t present and aware of what was happening and the way in which it could help you to learn and grow, all of your experiences simply turned into moments where you unconsciously and emotionally reacted, not maturing at all.
by Jon Rappoport February 16, 2019 Oh yes, there was such a day. Maybe you were 10 years old, and it was summer, and you were running across a field and the sky suddenly opened up and you saw a huge future, as yet undefined. But it was there, and it was yours. Unlimited possibility. Unlimited energy.…Read more
Cancer is a terrible, unwanted illness that affects far too many of the world’s population today. One of the scariest things about this deadly foe, however, is that doctors today attest to having little idea about what causes cancer cases.We’ve assumed that sunlight is the culprit, but also medications and sunscreens. We’ve accused certain jobs,…Read more
Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. C. A. Bartol As we enter into the ‘silly season’ I felt inspired to write about what I wish Christmas could mean for everyone. In a world where we have so much focus on material goods, (and never is this more obvious than at…Read more & video clip: “The Act Of Kindness Can Change Someones Life Forever – Inspirational Video-3:05 min.”
Waking Times: Is this how humans are supposed to live? Raised to think as employees, then herded into cubicles where we toil all day to make other people rich? Then we go home too exhausted to make much else of our lives and so are programmed by the tv to consume?
What is the greater vision you have for your life?
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