Common Pitfalls of Spiritual Awakening

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It’s fun for me to talk about all the pitfalls of this amazing journey, Awakening, and these are just a few of the many we could address!

Check out the video below, and I would love to hear your stories of falling into the pitfalls! We all do it, and we all want to laugh about it.

(Share your story in the comments section at the end of the video!)

XK


#1) Getting lost in Transcendence.
It’s so easy to get lost in transcendence, but the point of stillness is the forms of your life! Without a connection to spirit/life/source the forms are empty, but without form spirit is empty.

#2) Thinking you will have special spiritual powers.
Who is that little bit of “me” that wants to be special, who is going to have extra special spiritual powers? That me can make a whole lot of trouble.

#3) Thinking you’ve messed up because you experience intense feelings.
Intense feelings are not a sign that you have messed up your awakening. Awakening brings you into intense “aliveness”, not a static feeling of “happiness”.

#4) Thinking something is wrong because it’s getting so weird and intense.
Awakening is a very intense ride. The teachers rarely speak about this…but they all know it!

#5) Unsolicited Advice
Warning! Unsolicited advice is so easy to give, but it’s not going to benefit anyone. Wait until they ask you directly. (And feel free to ask them!)

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