Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Why do people think that a spiritual experience or awakening must be like a white lightening event or a deep sense of Godness close to them? Some people don’t have that happening in their life, but they can still have a spiritual experience. Like What? Well, think of someone who is self-centered, who only thinks of themselves and acts in compulsive, self-destructive ways. Yuck, right! Then they follow some instructions that help them to grow up, such that they become people who try to be of use to others in a selfless manner. This to me is a spiritual experience. I can think of women who were all selfish, self-destructive, putting bad stuff into their bodies. Then they began to follow a much healthier way of life, and became fine wives, partners, and parents. That is a spiritual awakening. It is never simply and only private. Proof is when the experience becomes communal. Gotta go and be of service to someone.