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When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening
Whether it happens all at once or gradually over time, spiritual awakening is an experience that may be accompanied by great insight, ecstatic bliss, or a mystical infusion of light, love, and vision. But it can be an overwhelming experience, too, leaving those to whom it’s occurred searching for answers and understanding. Written by a transpersonal psychologist and non-du ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Non-Duality
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This book helped me understand a myriad of spiritual concepts that I just could never fully grasp before. Bonnie Greenwell's writing is impeccable and her delivery of such complex ideas is a rarity among the heaps of information on spiritual awakening that I've personally come across in books or online. This is one of those books that leaves an impression on you. Through Greenwell's writing I found not only an introduction to new ideas but also a true understanding of those new ideas. 'When Spir ...more
There is much to appreciate in this book. If you have experienced any type of energy and/or spiritual experience that changes the way you view the world, this is a great read. It draws from many traditions and individual experiences to provide a comprehensive overview of awakening. The author characterizes awakening as a shift in consciousness that results in a change in understanding who we are and satisfies the longing to understand the “big questions.” Some of the experiences may seem extreme ...more
I went through a very frightening awakening experience accompanied by a dark night of the soul a year ago. I wanted to find the answers to my questions and tried to find all the available information on awakening experience. I can describe this experience like this: the vail falls off and you start questioning your life on a very deep level. It is like you open your eyes wide and start seeing life for what it is. You start questioning what you are doing with your life. You might feel imprisoned ...more
“This process can be chaotic, intense, and rock the spirit and body to its core. There may be moments of ecstasy beyond what we ever imagined possible, visions that lift our soul, an elimination of everything we ever believed was true, and the unfolding of great challenges and blessings. For a few, this happens simply, as a calm and radiant seeing that penetrates the small self, dissolves the seeker, and accepts life as it is. This feels like seeing something obvious that had been strangely overlooked.”
“Emptiness can feel like a dark night of the soul, as described by Saint John of the Cross,18 because it is disorienting for the egoic self, which strives hard to keep us identified with our roles, emotions, and thoughts. But once we understand the nature of emptiness, we may fall in love with it, and then become it.”More quotes…