St. Germaine: You are Ready to Go Through the Ascension Portal – Part 2/2

An Hour with an Angel, November 10, 2014, with St. Germaine – Part 2/2

In Part 1, Linda discusses the current status of the Tsunami of Love and the next “can do” phase of building Nova Earth. In Part 2, St. Germaine discusses our role in the sacred partnership we’re in with the Company of Heaven.

Steve Beckow:  Well, the ninth wave, the last wave, so to speak, the really big wave is called the rogue wave — and we have as our guest on the program today, the gentleman who is often viewed by some as the chief rogue, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Other see him as the man who served kings and prime ministers and discovered new worlds, St. Germaine.

So why don’t I let you just make your transition, Linda. And with that we welcome St. Germaine.

Saint Germaine: And greetings, greetings to all of you. Yes, I am St. Germaine. Now, I would not suggest to you that I am such a rogue!

SB: [laughs] I think you are! I love your adventures.

SG: I am an adventurer. I am an explorer. And I am an alchemist, a healer, a wanderer like each of you.

So not only do I invite you to join with me as I do with each one of you to explore this entire planet, and the process of ascension, of transformation, of transmutation, of direct alignment of the planet, of the people, of the kingdoms, into what you think of as Nova Earth — what an adventure we are having. And, beloved ones, what an adventure we are having together.

For years now, I and many of what you think of as my ascended colleagues have been speaking to you, not only through this channel or various channels, not only through various books, but through your heart and through your soul, to your very core. We have been speaking, we have been asking, we have been extending the invitation in many forms and formats to enter into our sacred partnership.

Yes, the partnership of love, the partnership of creation, the partnership of what this channel has called “can do.” Because what is creation other than the picking up of all of your energies, even if they are discordant. Discordant energies can be extremely powerful. They only need to be transmuted.

So, pick up your energies and join us in this creation, or, shall we say, this restoration of Nova Earth. Often I have said to thee, my beloved family and friends, I will not return to Earth. Many of you query why, and I suggest to you, I have lived the life of a rogue, I have lived the life of exploration, I have lived, I have experienced, I have learned, I have traveled through what you would think of as the good, the bad, the ugly and the sublime.

My reason, my rationale for not desiring or requesting of the Mother to return has been that I, my efficacy, my efficiency, my ability to assist all of you and Gaia is more profound from where I am at this point in time and space as you think of it. I do not want to come back and be bombarded by what many of you know to still consider recalcitrant [energies], reluctant, chaotic, mayhem, nasty war, guilt, shame, blame — these are shrinking whispers, but I have no desire to ever engage in physical form in that morass again. Ever!

Now, do I wish to engage and invite you along in the adventure of experiencing Nova Earth, Nova Being, Nova you, the fullness of the new you, the fullness of the new Linda, the new Steve, the new Graham? Absolutely.

We have sat, long ago, many different incarnations, but even if we just bring you back to the time of Atlantis, to the temple of my violet flame, and we think of how we sat and talked, and planned and dreamed, and worked and created a society of such beauty, of such kindness, of healing, of consideration, of wonder and awe, a society where we were in harmony above and below, where we were in harmony with our star brothers and sisters.

If I bring you back there, and each of you can feel this in your heart, that miraculous time, the golden time of Atlantis, where peace and creation reigned prior to the running amok of control and ego, and the growth of separation.

In that time, you and I, each of you who listens this night, for many of you traveled from afar, and some of you lived there, but each of us planned, in depth, in detail, the structure, the organization, and the spirit of what Gaia was and was to be.

And in that, the beauty and the wonder, the magnificence of who each of us would be, Atlantis was destroyed. And there is no minimizing the tragedy, the sadness of that loss. But the dream and the promises that we make one another, even as the island sank – we knew the time would come again when we would gather. When the time was right, we would gather and we would create, once again, the dream.

And the dream was not something ephemeral or wispy or pie in the sky. It was a promise made to each other, made by the Mother, made by the ascended ones way back then as well as our star family that we would return. We would not err in the same way, and that we would come together in heart consciousness, in unity and community and joy, and complete what we started so long ago.

And in that completion was not the end, but the beginning. It was the closing of a very dark period, can we say, of history, when the human belief systems and all the institutions, the structures that went along with it went awry.

Have there been points of light along the way? Of course there have been, in every civilization, whether you think of them as religious leaders, prophets, political leaders, or social leaders. There have always been these points of light.

Martin Luther King said “I have a dream.” What do you think his dream was about? It’s the same as the dream we’re discussing today. It’s a dream of equality and fairness and kindness in creating societies and a planet that is of love. It’s a return to original purpose and cause.

The invitation that Archangel Michael, Gabrielle, the Divine Mother, Sanat Kumara, Serapis Bey, all of us have been extending is to come and hold our hands.

You say, “But you are not in form.” Well, there are times when some of us even do morph in and out of form. And when we say hold our hands and hold our heart as we hold yours, it does not need to be physical.

Most of what you have held dear, most of what you have held as immutable truth has certainly not been physical, and not only that — and I say this in the kindest of ways — it has been incorrect! And that is why I did not want to come back. I did not want to come back into form to have to go through this whole process of correction yet again!

Now, what an introduction! I am so verbose.

Now we are at a point — not of preparation. You have asked the channel about events. You are right there. You have actually even moved to what you can think of as a new house, (1) new dimension, new reality, but you haven’t ventured outside yet!

You aren’t realizing that the ascended masters and their star brothers and sisters came and moved you during the dark of night; it is broad daylight outside; and it is time to venture out. Come and play, come and create with us.

So, where do you wish to begin, Steve?

SB: Well, I wish to begin right there, St. Germaine, in the sense that we’ve been speaking in kind of generalities about building Nova Earth and about being in partnership with you. But how can we descend into the particularities?

And let me just give you a word picture of how it often is for me. I say I’m going to begin, but then I’m immediately confronted with the fact that there are no resources to really begin anything ambitious or seemingly ambitious with.

And, again, any steps that I take to enlist partners, that’s also going to require resources. So, how do we begin our partnership, and what do we begin that partnership with when we’re in this time of not yet having the resources to do anything really ambitious?

And I mean this particularly. I don’t mean this in a general sense or a mystical sense or a spiritual… well, spiritual sense, yes, but I think you know what I mean. I mean in terms of concrete action.

StG: Yes, you are asking for the practical suggestions. I can be quite practical, but I can also say everything is spiritual.  And you know exactly what I am referring to.

SB: Yes. Not the best choice of words perhaps. Thank you.

StG: Oh, it is all right. There are many times when I have misspoken and those words have come back to haunt me. [laughter]  So we can share this private joke, can we not?

SB: Yes, indeed, we can.

StG: So, resources are limited. Now — and I will say this is spiritual — that also is born of a belief system. Now, I’m going to leave it there because you will say, “Well, where is your [St. Germaine World] Trust, St. Germaine? Where is this revaluation? Where is that revaluation?” But let us talk about the nuts and bolts of what can be done today.

SB: That would be very welcome.

StG: Because if you think about it, in the nuts and bolts, if you are to join a company… And, by the way, you are already part of one of the most important companies in the universe, the Company of Heaven. You are not excluded from the Company of Heaven. You just forgot you were because you came on Earth and you got caught in this riptide, which is different than the Mother’s tsunami — so, you believe that there is limitation still.

Now, part of breaking — and I have done this as human man, time and time again — this practical belief in limitation is creating small. Yes, your code word right now is sustainability, even in this period of inertia, because I cannot ignore that.

Start small with what you have. When you join a company, by and large they do not say “Let me make you a captain of industry” when you have no experience or no knowledge of that particular industry.

You may feel — and it is a feeling — that you are being placed in the stockroom or stocking shelves, and really what you want to be is the manager of a string of stores. But promotion — if you can think of it in these practical terms — can be so rapid, daily, as to make your head spin.

So every single day, what can you do to create? Now, you will not be surprised to know that I eavesdrop on most of your conversations. Yes, yours, Steve, (2)  our listeners’, Linda’s, Graham’s. I listen to your team meetings. I do not share confidences, but I am always interested, and wish to be included as part of your team in this work of creation, in this work of sustainability.

What you are showing us, what you are demonstrating, even more critically and importantly, what you are demonstrating to yourself is that you know how to do it, that you are not simply waiting on the rain of gold from heaven, but that you are proceeding because you are fully aware of your own capacity to create, even if it is in what you are judging, not us, but what you are judging as the tiniest of ways.

So, at the beginning of the day — and I only say that for practicality’s sake — or at the beginning of a week, or at the beginning of a month, are you individually looking and collectively looking, as a team, as a group, as a community of global citizenry, are you looking at what can be done right now? Not later, but right now?

Now, you have been journeying, (3) and yes, although I am not in form I most certainly have been attending all of your meetings, and I look forward to going to some more of them.

SB: We were joking that you were in the back seat, St. Germaine.

StG: I was in the back seat, dear heart.

SB: We do plan further jaunts, so you are most welcome to come along.

StG: And if it is good weather, I will ride on the hood! (4)

SB: Very good.

StG: So, when you have done these meetings, you have had the double-edged sword, but you have met brilliant people, with brilliant ideas.

SB: Yes.

StG: … with an absolute can-do attitude…

SB: Yes, indeed.

StG: … that their vision, their mission, their purpose is a reflection of love, is completely of love. And what they wish to anchor into form is that expression of the new.

Now, they are not — and I’m speaking in generalities to all of you, not merely to these smaller groups, but you are stellar examples, so I am using you — you are saying, “Okay, I do not have the expanse of abundance that I am desiring, but I am putting in place and planning and doing everything I can. And I am proceeding with two things — a shoestring budget, faith, trust, imagination, creativity, support.”

You are doing all of this. At the beginning of each day, think of things that you can do that actually, in your framework of your individual mission and purpose that is inextricably linked to the larger plan.

You cannot absent yourself from the Mother’s plan, and certainly you cannot absent yourself on 11/11, or any other day, for that matter, but I certainly look forward to 12/12. (5) So, what are you doing every day?

Now, the examples are, you channel, you do a radio show, you hold people’s spirits high, you encourage them, you support them, and you teach them about their spiritual currency that translates – not maybe, not sooner or later – into what you think of as financial wherewithal.

I was not always, in every position, a wealthy man. (6) Why do you think I focused so much on becoming an alchemist? Because I needed certain things to complete my mission. And then I also learned how, how delightful it was.

Each of you has a thread, some more than others, of this ability to be the optimist. But even if you didn’t, you are mighty, powerful creators. So, every day what did you create that is of the new in your community, in your home, in your life? What did you change? What old habit that drags you down did you get rid of? (7)

This is why core issues are so front and center right now. It is they which are up for elimination, to make room for the new partnership of creation.

But there are many things each of you can do. Did you set a goal of engaging with three people eye to eye, heart to heart, smile to smile today? Especially those who are bereft and tired and despondent and have no belief system whatsoever, other than they feel that they have been forgotten. Do you know what a smile or a touch, an encouragement means to them?

These are practical things. You are putting your plans in place, and you are demonstrating. Note that I say demonstrating, not proving. We don’t need the proof. You need the practice and the knowing that you are powerful enough to demonstrate and to bring into form what you want.

That is where you are. That is the event that is happening right now. So you are inertia, preparing for the biggest push you will ever have through that portal, collectively, (8) so that the planet doesn’t implode or explode. But you are also, in that, creating support systems, financial, political.

Many of you look at the political situation and say, “Well, it just got worse.” It gets worse so that people can see how despicable it is.

SB: You just said that we’re in that portal waiting for the big push. Can you explain what you mean by that? Because many of our listeners won’t know exactly what you are referring to. What are you referring to, St. Germaine?

StG: Archangel Michael has shared with you that you are at the doorway [of Ascension]. Many of you [go] back and forth, back and forth — you must be bored by now — at the doorway of Ascension. You, collectively, as an evolved spiritual group of masters have said, “We will not do this until the collective is ready.”

Are there some recalcitrants that will be picked up by the pillars? Yes. But you are ready. You are ready. And part of what we are suggesting to you, what we are guiding and sharing with you, is you are ready for that final birthing push of Nova Earth.

So what you are doing in your demonstrations is what you think of as little ways. But billions of people doing what you think of as little things create such a force that it changes the entire planet. You are ready as a collective to go through this Ascension portal, to create Nova Earth.

SB: Now, when you say “create Nova Earth,” you’re referring to an ascended Nova Earth, are you not?

StG: Gaia herself has no interest in anything but the ascended Earth.  So yes, that is correct.

SB: All right. One of the reasons that things haven’t gone as fast as they might have — and I’m saying this for the benefit of the listeners — is that, as St. Germaine has said, we’re working on Ascension from the point of view of having as many pass through the portal as possible, so this is taking longer than it might have otherwise.

Can we turn to the matter of timing and frequency, St. Germaine, please? I’m not sure that a lot of us, or all of us here understand that the events that we’re all looking forward to have not as much to do with timing, or very little to do with timing, perhaps, and more to do with frequency. And I don’t think we understand the mechanics of all of that.

Can you help us understand what it means to say that the events depend on frequency and how the Company of Heaven are working with frequency, please?

StG: Frequency is the explanation of how you can look at your spiritual, physical, mental, emotional … what level you are at in terms of the purity, the clarity, the love quotient, the grace quotient of your being. That is the very reason why the Mother has been giving you and continues to give you these gifts.

Now, how does that relate to time? And there is a difficulty in translation, but I will do my best having lived in this continuum that you think of as time. But also know — and I do not want to confuse the matter, but this is a complex subject and you are coming to understand the complexities.

We don’t want to keep you in the dark, so we will speak to you as equals. Sanat Kumara has shared with you that as a human collective you are also beginning to move in and out of what you think of as sequential time. That means you are jumping and shifting time and time-frames.

But the key to ascension is not timing; it is not 12:02 on the 3rd of March — and we understand the human fascination with time, because that is how you measure so much – but it is about the frequency. Is your frequency clear enough, high enough, that when you pass through what you can think of as an Ascension portal, as an energy field, your frequency matches? Or is it too inharmonious, disharmonious, that in fact it hurts you; it harms you; it electrifies you; it can’t be done?

Now, that is one of the reasons why we have encouraged you and begun to speak to you about being inter-dimensional beings, and encouraging you to bring in [your other selves?] and go exploring, even if it is through meditation or visualization.

You think that that isn’t real, and it is probably more tangible and more real, as you define it, than the current reality you live in. So we encourage you to get used to changing and exploring increases in frequency.

Now, you have been downloaded continually. If there were one explanation of the Mother’s Tsunami of Love, aside from the cleansing aspect, it was really the water. Think of it as hydroelectric power increasing your frequency, raising you up to a vibration and a frequency where you could transcend the field, and in that transcendence, you have to go somewhere.

You are going to the higher octave, the higher dimensions, the higher vibration, where the bulk of your consciousness is anchored within the heart and the heart knowing, the essence of love rather than what we have thought of as the ego-based experience of separation.

So it is like doing a fast or a cleanse where you are getting rid of the debris and you feel lighter and clearer and more harmonious and more creative after the sludge is cleared out — and I know; I have done many cleanses. That is what the rise in frequency is.

So the frequency not only is the individual… because I hear so many of you saying, “I am doing my meditation; I am doing my work; I am doing my prayer; I am sending energy; I am throwing the violet flame everywhere. Why have I not gotten through?” Well, usually you haven’t gotten through — and you usually have gotten through, by the way, as an aside — you haven’t gotten through because you are staying, raising the collective frequency.

If you leave, then the frequency of those left behind actually is at a lower vibration, not the higher vibration that you add to the collective jar.

So it has to be at a frequency, at a level where there is not this heaviness, this belief of separation, where you are continually — it doesn’t have to be a hundred percent, but pretty much continually — in the knowing and the living and the actions of love.

You say, “But this is so hard, St. Germaine. How in heaven or Earth are we going to do this?” And what I am saying to you, why I have asked to come before you and discuss this entire issue of Nova Earth and Nova Being is that most of you are doing it. Most of you are already there.

So I am asking, I’m pleading, remember the dream, remember the agreement, that we will bring this beautiful planet, and ourselves, in union, with the very clear presence of the masters and the many angelic realms, of every stripe and color, and all the star beings, back to this place of unity.

My brother and sisters, do you think I don’t know that this is what your heart most deeply yearns for? And in this life, in this part of the unfoldment of the plan, this is not done by removing yourself into a place of silence or retreat. It is not about going into the cave for your daily meditation and prayer.

It is about moving into society and community. It is about engaging with each other and doing the little creations, and in so doing knowing, “Oh! I can create! I did it yesterday, and I’m doing it today. It may not be the huge creation that I am aiming for, but I am part of billions of people creating this change. I am part of this global community.”

So, let us be practical. Let us talk about, for example, this subscription idea.

So perhaps it is a matter of someone saying, “I today will give a dime, I will give a dime to something that I support, because I believe tomorrow I will have that dime or dollar or ten dollar bill replenished. I believe I can create a dime or a dollar or ten dollars. I know I may be waiting on the big push, but I know today what I am capable of, and in knowing I am capable, I am doing it. I choose to do it.”

That is practical. That is real. That is tangible. That contributes to the growth of the whole.

SB: And I so agree with you, St. Germaine. I’d like to take everything that we’ve been talking about on the show and focus it on a concrete issue so that you can bring in the various strands that you’ve been talking about and show how lightworkers can actually be at work on something concrete.

The California drought. And I apologize to listeners in India and France and Australia that I’m talking about American events, but we’ve been down to California. We’ve actually seen that, and so I have to focus on something that I actually know and have seen. As an example of lightworkers having something to address, to work on, to do something about, the California drought is right there before us, and Kathleen is spearheading efforts to meditate, to address the California drought.

Can you talk to us about how this can be an example of lightworkers getting to work to build Nova Earth, please?

StG: It is a very powerful example, and it is a very practical example.

California needs rain. It needs moisture. It needs to have the water to sustain itself, the very Earth, the trees, the plants, so it is a practical thing.

Now, you do not need to apologize to your comrades all over the Earth because as you do for California you are doing for everywhere else that is drought-ridden. That is how it works: if you do it for one, you do it for all. So take that into account. You are focusing on the person receiving the healing on the bed. On the altar, as it were, is California, but it is for all drought-ridden places.

SB: That’s very good to know.

StG: The drought is lack and limitation.

California is a golden place. It is a city of light and it is one of the most creative places on the planet. If I were to incarnate this day, I think I would go and live in California.

Let me be practical now. You are learning and you are applying how you can, through your very thoughts. The belief in your thoughts creates energy, because thought and love are sheer energy. It is creation of a new belief system. You are a powerful creator, and you, in the embrace of the elements, Earth, wind, fire, water, you are embracing the elements in community, and you are talking to the element of water all over the planet.

And as human beings, in partnership with the elements, you are saying, “Will you come with me, and will you rain in perfect harmony and proportion in California?” You are learning to work with Gaia and the elements themselves. You are learning that you are part of a citizenry that is not isolated but that is breaking through these old barriers.

So every day you are talking to every molecule of water and saying, “Will you come with me and rain, and create a lush California yet again? And will you share this bounty all over Gaia in perfect balance and harmony?” When you do this, you are going to see proof positive of how powerful you are, not just in bringing forward a dollar here or a dollar there, but creating the beauty of harmony in partnership, not just with us, but with Gaia herself and with your community around the globe.

Now, that is doing what you are capable of.

SB: You’ve talked about sacred partnership with the Company of Heaven, and you’ve just talked about our meditation event. But is this not an illustration of that partnership? The galactics, for instance, are infusing plants with chlorophyll and moisture and keeping them alive even in the midst of this drought. Is that not an example of what the Company of Heaven is doing from its side? And then you’ve talked about what we might do from our side. Is that correct?

StG: Well, do not forget, you are part of the Company of Heaven. The division of this Company that you think of as the galactics and the inter-galactics have been holding the chlorophyll and a modicum of moisture to keep the plants alive while the human beings, in harmony with the elementals, learn this lesson: they are working to preserve and sustain Gaia.

Many of us, led by Archangel Raphael, who is the essence of the green emerald ray in itself, are also working with the trees, with the plants, with the waters, even with the fire, with the humans, to sustain Gaia through these droughts so that Gaia herself, the plants, the kingdoms, do not have to die.

So we are patiently holding the space, holding the life force, the frequency that can sustain life while this [correction of belief systems] is taking place. We are doing our job, and we are asking your cooperation in doing yours.

SB: So this is a very good example of the cooperation that you mean by sacred partnership, I’d imagine.

I have one last question and that’s that it was very startling for Kathleen and I to meet people in the West Coast Express gatherings so many of whom were polymaths, so many of whom could enter so many disciplines and feel comfortable and talk on so many subjects, and at the same time also to meet I think about five lightworkers who I would say have mastered universal love as far as human being in the body can master it. So, could you speak to that? Was that just a freak or an accident or are lightworkers…

StG: It is not a freak. It is you being given evidence that you are masters. Look in the mirror of who you are meeting and accept the wonder of who you are. I say this as the wonder man of Europe. (9)

SB: Yes, indeed.

StG: Accept the wonder of who you are.

SB: All right. Well, thank you very much for that. Again, another hour would not be enough time to enjoy all that you have to say, St. Germaine. Thank you for coming today.

StG: Oh, go with my delight and blessings. Farewell.

SB: Thank you. Farewell.

[end]Footnotes

(1) Is St. Germaine hinting that the Earth has moved to its new place in the galaxy?

(2) Eeek! I’d better smarten up!

(3) On the West Coast Express.

(4) Archangel Michael said he has staked out the roof.

(5) What have they planned for 12/12?

(6) In his incarnation as Sir Francis Bacon, St. Gerrmaine left his treasure box open for all the family and servants to share in – and ended up penniless.

(7) This whole discussion is incredibly … well, germane to what we’ve been discussing lately about lightwork.

(8) The first stage of Ascension.

(9) St. Germaine was known as the wonder man of Europe. Everyone in certain circles of society had a story of running into him. He walked through walls, manifested diamonds, was never seen to eat at a party, lived for perhaps a century without ageing, etc., etc.

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St. Germaine: You are Ready to Go Through the Ascension Portal – Part 1/2

An Hour with an Angel, November 10, 2014, with St. Germaine, Part 1/2

In Part 1, Linda discusses the current status of the Tsunami of Love and the next “can do” phase of building Nova Earth. In Part 2, St. Germaine discusses our role in the sacred partnership we’re in with the Company of Heaven.

Graham Dewyea: Hello, and welcome to An Hour with an Angel, with Linda Dillon, the channel for the Council of Love and author of The Great Awakening and The New You. Also joining us is Steve Beckow, author of Building Nova Earth: Towards a World that Works for Everyone.  Our guest today is St. Germaine.

So, with that, I’ll pass it on to you, Steve.

Steve Beckow: Thank you, Graham. And just before we turn to St. Germaine, Linda, how are the 11/11 energies affecting you, since we’re pre-recording on 11/11?

Linda Dillon: That’s right. And the 11/11 energies, as you know, were originally an opening of a huge portal 11/11 1992.

And one of the things I think that people don’t always understand is that when that portal opened, it wasn’t an open and shut case. Those energies have continued to grow and morph and expand.

And I don’t know about you guys, but I am feeling the 11/11 energies since the wee hours of the morning, and they are powerful! But what I’m sensing is almost like electrical spikes, like power spikes. And I know that our being, our bodies, as we’re holding more energies, higher frequencies, are becoming more electrical. So I think today, today is another one of those upgrades.

How are you both feeling?

SB: Well,  the thing that I’m noticing most, Linda, is just that I feel myself expanding in love. I kind of am becoming like a pudding that’s been stirred and stirred and stirred. I’m just thick with love. So, that’s my dominant impression. Graham?

GD: Thick with love! [laughter]

SB: Thick with love! Well, thick with love, too! (1)

GD: You’re bathing in it, hunh?

Hey, you know, that’s all right. That’s probably something that we can all hope and desire to take on. And I would echo that.

I’m still feeling the human emotions and just staying in that observer/witnessing role, so that when things do come up and I maybe feel a little off or discordant — I was feeling that yesterday — I just sit with it and be gentle and have patience with it. I source what’s coming up and then release it, so I can get back to that state of my divine self, which is love and joy.

And today I’m feeling that for sure. I feel centered and balanced. And, you know, maybe it has something to do with the 11/11 energies; maybe it’s just part of the ride generally, but it seems that I’m stepping into this more and more and more, and I’ll take it.

SB: Very good.

LD: It’s where we need to live. And there is a huge portion of choosing to live in the love rather than being distracted.

And I know those distractions can be very strong and appear very real, but when we change our hearts and our minds and our belief systems and say, no, that’s not real. I’m going to go back and I’m going to stay in the love, we feel our wholeness, our divinity. We feel happier.

Another theme I’m really noticing is the invitation – it’ll be interesting to see today if St. Germaine talks about it – but they’re really asking us to embrace, right down to our toes, as Nova beings creating nova Earth, this can-do attitude.

Now, as I was meditating, I was thinking, we’re going to have to adopt that Nike slogan, Just do it! It’s that “can do” feeling rather than “I can’t.” Or “We can’t.”

GD: What you’re speaking to Linda is such an empowering statement, and the invitation is there and the opportunity is there. We can choose that.

We can choose the quality of our day-to-day experience, honoring the humanness that comes up, those human attributes, feelings, thoughts, emotions, but overall I’m definitely practicing that. And so I know it works and I feel really encouraged by that. We can choose it.

LD: We can choose it and we invite everybody who tunes in, whether it’s to InLight Radio or the Golden Age of Gaia or the Council of Love or anywhere, to just… to choose that “can do” attitude and to translate that to being the love. So, like Steve, we can all be thick in the love.

SB: That’s right. I may also mention that there’s a series of articles going up on the Golden Age of Gaia right now on how to work as lightworkers on the building of Nova Earth in groups. So that’s there as well.

Linda, if I’m correct, we’ve passed through the Tsunami of Love. We’re maybe in the pause. Maybe we’re coming out — I don’t know. But we’re also in the 11/11 gateway. Can you just talk for a minute about the progression of spiritual events that’s happening? Tsunami of love, pause, gateway?

LD: We’re not through the entire Tsunami of Love.

SB: Okay.

LD: I think there’s still another huge wave coming.

SB: All right.

LD: We feel that we’re through it. Many of us feel that we’re through it because we’re in that delicious soup and that warm water, and we’re just floating on our backs or riding the surfboard.

But when I’m talking to the universal Mother Mary (or the Divine Mother), when I look — I get a lot of visuals — I see this massive wave still coming at us from offshore.

She [the Divine Mother] is not going to quit! And we are going to continue – I was going to say to get pummeled, but that’s the wrong word! – embraced and washed clean and refilled and restored until every single human being has got it.

And so, everybody, whether they know it or not, has been washed and embraced and changed by the Tsunami of Love. And you had that wonderful article on the blog about the measurement of how things are just spiking with this phenomenal gift o the love energy, (2) but to say we’re through it? I think we’ll be through it when we’re all collectively washed through, together, through the ascension portal.

(Continued in Part 2/2.)

Footnotes

(1) I’m love-thick for Kathleen. Graham is “funning” me.

(2) “Udo Pelkowski : Life-Force Energy Increasing Dramatically“, http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/11/06/udo-pelkowski-life-force-energy-increasing-dramatically/ as well as “Devapriya: Skyrocketing Life-Force Energy” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/11/14/devapriya-skyrocketing-life-force-energy/.

Steve Beckow: What to Do in a Spiritual Emergency

I repost this article from 2011 as well to assist lightworkers awakening into new and strange levels of consciousness.

It can happen, from time to time, that a person who has no background in what is occurring today can suddenly awaken. This may happen more often as the energies rise around the planet and especially, perhaps, after Nov. 11 and Dec. 12.

Their awakening can be quite spectacular. They may see their whole life flash before them, be spoken to by strange beings, be told that they have not much time to spare, etc.

Their awakening may also attract not so desirable beings and the people involved may be unaware of the need to protect themselves from them. If this happens to you or to someone near you, it can be quite frightening or overwhelming.

Below is a discussion of the Spiritual Emergency Network and below that is a 10-page book by Emma Bragdon with practical advice on how to assist someone in a spiritual emergency. Still below that are a few more suggestions.

Besides Bragdon, other scholars who’ve looked at spiritual emergencies include Stanislav Grof and Roberto Assagioli.

The phone number for the Spiritual Emergency Network in the United States is 415-648-2610.

A psychologist who handles spiritual emergencies in Canada (Vancouver) is Mahmud Nestman at 604.733.3343 PST or email: mahmudn@telus.net.

For others, enter “spiritual emergency” and the name of your city in Google.


Spiritual Emergency Network

SEN@CIIS

Contact SEN for Help
Information and Referral Service
415-648-2610

The SEN@CIIS Information and Referral Service offers support and resources for individuals experiencing difficulties with their spiritual growth. Trained graduate students in the School of Professional Psychology respond to each caller, providing assistance and educational information regarding spiritual emergence. The staff can also make referrals to licensed mental health professionals in the caller’s area.

The SEN@CIIS mental health professionals are members of the National Referral Network. They are respectful of spiritual experience, familiar with a number of spiritual traditions and indicate that they are qualified to work with at least one of the following areas of difficulty:

Loss or change of faith
Existential and/ or spiritual crisis
Experience of unitive consciousness or altered states
Psychic Openings
Possession
Near-Death Experience
Kundalini
Shamanic journey
Difficulties with a meditation practice

Drawing on transpersonal psychology and the knowledge from the spiritual traditions which have investigated the stages and characteristics of spiritual growth, the mental health profession in the United States is beginning to understand that some of the characteristic of spiritual development can be confused with symptoms of mental illness. When accurately understood these characteristics can be recognized as evidence of the normal, potentially life-enhancing aspect of human development.


What to do when spiritual experiences are upsetting—

by Emma Bragdon, Ph.D. Updated: November 13, 2005

http://www.emmabragdon.com/books/WhattodoinSEY.pdf

Quick Look: http://tinyurl.com/3bey5aj

Three sections below address the person in crisis, a friend, and a health professional working with the person in crisis.

See end of booklet for references, referrals, and educational resources.

What do you do if you are in a spiritual crisis, when spiritual experiences seem disturbing? How can you help a friend, family member, or a patient who is upset by events related to intense and disorienting spiritual experiences?

Here’s a checklist. The sequence is especially important to follow if you are in a crisis or you are a caretaker for someone in crisis.

These suggestions are not a substitute for professional help and I advise anyone in crisis to seek appropriate counsel.

Now–a message from the heart: People who are experiencing spiritual emergence phenomena are going through a process of growth which assists in opening the heart as well as their contact with spiritual dimensions. They need compassion for themselves and from others. Be respectful as you would with any person in the process of birth. Things can get messy, loud, tense, exquisitely sensitive, still, quiet, inspiring, dull, long, too short, and out of control. As with birth, everything seems to work out with the least pain and suffering when we allow ourselves to go with the flow –allowing the contraction and expansion inherent in nature–in an environment of peace and relative safety.

It is very difficult to pinpoint the length of time of a spiritual emergency or the outcome. Following the metaphor of birthing, it is safe to say that the more comfortable a person having the experience is, the easier it will be for that person to open up and go through the process. If the person feels rushed, or criticized or inappropriately medicated or isolated, the process may slow down. Unlike childbirth, a spiritual emergence process can last minutes, days or months. Similar to childbirth, something spectacular is being born–that potentially brings more wisdom, creativity, compassion, and joy into the world.

If you are in crisis and believe it is a spiritual emergency:

Talk to a physician, nurse practitioner or health professional. Tell your health care professional what you are experiencing and how you
are feeling. Be sure you are examined to see if you have a physical condition which might be aggravating your psychological state.

Thyroid conditions, hormone imbalances or fluctuations, substance addictions, problems metabolizing sugars and some allergies are a few physical conditions that can effect strong psychological symptoms. There are others!

You need to differentiate between symptoms of spiritual emergence and those of physical imbalances. Both need to be attended to in a responsible manner.

Find someone to talk to who is sympathetic and knowledgeable about the process of spiritual emergence.

Someone who has been through a similar experience is often an ideal person. This “ally” can be a coach, a friend, a family member, a pastoral counselor, a psychotherapist, a bodyworker, a nurse, or a physician. What you are looking for is a person who can listen with compassion; who can see the positive aspects of your process; who can give you a true sense of safety; who can identify if/when you might need more help; and can assist you in getting more help when you need it. An ally may need to function as your advocate in a crisis. Most importantly, this person is available for you.

Write your answers to the following questions by yourself and share them with your ally, or write them while you are together.

a)    Do I have feelings of wanting to hurt myself or die?

(If these feelings are insistent or overwhelming you need to be in contact with a psychologist, physician, or a crisis center as soon as possible.) If these feelings are not overwhelming, they may be indicative of a symbolic death…as if your innermost being is recognizing that you are shedding a skin in a natural process of growth.

b)    Am I often afraid, anxious or depressed? Am I having trouble getting adequate sleep or food? What healthy activity do I like to do which alleviates these problems? Am I so emotional that I may need medications for a while to help me get more calm and centered?

c)    Do I feel estranged from my regular support group (family, friends, co- workers, significant others)?

d) What is most important to me right now? How can I bring that into my life? Can I keep my attention on my goals?

e) What are my needs for companionship/reassurance? How can I satisfy those needs?

f)    Can I take care of my basic personal needs: shopping for food, shelter, money? Do I need a respite from my personal responsibilities? If so, wheredoIwanttogo? WhomdoIwanttobewith?DoIknow intuitively how much time I need? How can I set this up?

g) Do I need grounding? Am I spacey, out of touch with my normal routine, unable to relate to normal activities? Do I trust myself?

When you have answered these questions for yourself–share them with your ally. If you continue to feel comfortable together, agree on how to attend to your current needs.

Literally work out a program and decide to do it. You might want your ally to listen to you, walk with you, or do an errand.

If you tend to be spacey: conversing /being with a sympathetic friend is usually grounding. Repetitive, rhythmic physical exercise, like walking, is helpful; so is listening to harmonic, peaceful music. Eating food in a quiet atmosphere is grounding. Non-sexual massage can ease the stresses of change. Perhaps your program includes taking walks every day…or talking on the phone at an agreed upon time.

Calm your system

Be careful what you eat and drink. There are many soothing teas that are calming, as well as homeopathic remedies (Calms Forte) that provide a gentle tranquilizing effect.    These are readily available at a well stocked natural health food store. Stay away from stimulants of any kind—including caffeine and sugars.

Make sure you are getting adequate rest. Take care with where you put your attention.    In this vein, stay away from
emotionally laden movies, as well as flashing lights and loud music. Slow breathing with your belly, as if you had lungs beneath your navel in your guts, can be very stabilizing. Choosing to spend time only with people who are uplifting and comforting and grounding is a good choice. Sex can stimulate strong physical, emotional and/or spiritual reactions– it is not always grounding. Nonsexual holding and hugging may be a better path, for the time being.

If you are in an extreme state, where you and your ally feel overwhelmed by the process you are in, your ally should function as your advocate to the best of his/her ability. In these unusual circumstances, allow your ally to take you to a hospital and assist you in being admitted; or take you to a crisis center; or talk to your primary health care professional to relate your process and ask for advice. Any one of us can feel overwhelmed at some point in life. It is okay to get the help you need—even if that help appears to be medically oriented.

Note: Spiritual crisis itself is not an indicator that you are crazy. But, anyone in any kind of crisis can feel the need for special support.    Individuals can be greatly relieved to have some period of time in a hospital, with or without tranquilizing medications. The drugs and support services can provide a measure of safety and predictability, calming the system. It is not a defeat. It may be the most responsible and compassionate decision, to relieve someone of stresses that seem impossible in the moment.

Most likely, you and your support people will find a way to assist you in moving through the process you are in with some degree of comfort and without hospitalization. You deserve to feel cared for, as if held in a container of safety and understanding. You don’t have to feel isolated or alienated.

If your “ally” is a professional counselor, you will consult with him or her at a scheduled time. Be sure to ask for what you need. You may want more frequent sessions. You may want the counselor to call you and check to see how you are each day. It’s a good thing to know that at least one person knows what is going on with you and maintains frequent contact. Feeling isolated may be the difference between a positive experience of growth and a traumatic experience of loneliness.

Concerned about a family member or friend who may be going through an intense personal upheaval that has characteristics of spiritual emergency?

Look at the following indicators of intense spiritual experiences below and notice if the person you are concerned about has any of these:

Episodes of unusual experiences that involve changes in consciousness and in perceptual, emotional, cognitive, and psychosomatic functioning, in which there is a significant transpersonal emphasis in the process, such as dramatic death and (re)birth sequences, mythological and archetypal phenomena, past incarnation memories, out-of-body experiences, incidence of synchroniciaties or extrasensory perception, intense energetic phenomena (Kundalini Awakening), states of mystical union, identification with cosmic consciousness. (Grof & Grof, 1986)

It may be your friend has had visions, premonitions or psychic experiences of an unusual nature. Perhaps your friend is re-evaluating his/her religious affiliation in response to some deep personal experiences that he/she feels uncomfortable talking about. Perhaps your friend is very inspired and not sleeping or eating–being carried away by some unusual drive. These can all be indicators of spiritual emergence phenomena.

If the person who needs help has a trusted friend, then suggest they get together and work with the checklist in the beginning of this section. You might do what you can to help bring the two friends together. Ideally the
person in spiritual emergence process can see his/her condition as positive and maintain the spirit of cooperation with a trusted friend. Be sure that the person in crisis is checked out adequately by a health professional for any signs of organic imbalance.

If the person having the spiritual experiences is unable to trust anyone, and shows signs of paranoia, he or she may well need professional support immediately. If so, find a psychiatrist or suitable crisis counselor who is available to assist in a timely manner. You may need to drive the person in crisis to the site of the health care person/ care facility and directly into the hands of the appropriate healthcare worker.

If you feel the person you care about could hurt themselves or someone else, get them to a place where they can be responsibly cared for—like an emergency hospital.

If the person you are concerned about is working with a health care provider already, suggest he or she be contacted.

If necessary, contact that provider and express your concern directly to him/her. You might give the provider a copy of the e- book “A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems” or this booklet, or refer them to the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, website: http://www.virtualcs.com/. Not many health care providers have learned about spiritual emergency as it was only newly described in 1994 in the professional diagnostic manuals which serve mental health professionals. Be understanding where there is ignorance and help people to become more knowledgeable when it is necessary.

If you are a health care provider and you want to assist someone in the process of spiritual emergence

You may have no prior knowledge of spiritual emergence processes. Most health care providers have not been educated about this process in their academic programs or in clinical training.

If so, please realize that there are criteria for “spiritual problems” in the DSM-IV that may assist you in differential diagnosis. Spiritual problems, listed as a “z” code, are not indicative of pathology; however, phenomena associated with spiritual emergence may be combined with other symptoms indicative of pathology. This must be discerned.

If you are interested in learning more, there are resources for further education at the end of this booklet. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center, website: http://www.virtualcs.com/ is set up to offer continuing education for health professionals. For now, please read on:

Consider the following criteria to determine if the person you are caring for is experiencing phenomena associated with spiritual emergence. These criteria were first articulated by psychiatrist, Dr. Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof:

1. Episodes of unusual experiences that involve changes in consciousness and in perceptual, emotional, cognitive, and psychosomatic functioning, in which there is a significant transpersonal emphasis in the process, such as dramatic death and (re)birth sequences, mythological and archetypal phenomena, past incarnation memories, out-of-body experiences, incidence of synchroniciaties or extrasensory perception, intense energetic phenomena (Kundalini Awakening), states of mystical union, identification with cosmic consciousness.

2. The ability to see the condition as an inner psychological process and approach it in an internalized way; the capacity to form an adequate working relationship and maintain the spirit of cooperation. These criteria exclude people with severe paranoid states, persecutory delusions, and hallucinations; and those who consistently use the mechanism of projection, exteriorization and acting out. (Grof & Grof, 1986)

Physical pathology should definitely be ruled out prior to a diagnosis of spiritual problems because some of the symptoms of spiritual problems can be a result of physical imbalances including uremia, diabetes, toxic states, brain disorders or cardiac disease.

Check for symptoms of psychosis vis a vis indicators of spiritual emergency. Some of the criteria for the diagnosis of psychosis (DSM-III, 1980) are observable in episodes where intense spiritual experiences have led to a personal crisis, aka spiritual emergency:

1. A disorientation which makes a person less interested in work, social contacts and self-care.

2. A difficulty in communicating about one’s experience to others (in spiritual emergency this is the result of the noetic quality of the experience, not symptomatic of confused thinking).

3. Dissociation (in spiritual emergency this dissociation is a transitory part of the process of integrating one’s experience.)
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In attempting to differentiate a brief reactive psychosis from spiritual emergency you may consider the following:

If two out of the following four criteria are satisfied, a psychotic episode is likely to have a positive outcome, where the episode contributes to personal development as opposed to a more long lived erosion of well-being:

1. Good pre-episode functioning as evidenced by no previous history of psychotic episodes, maintenance of a social network of friends, intimate relationships with members of the opposite sex (or same sex, if homosexual), some success in vocation or school.

2. Acute onset of symptoms during a period of three months or less.

3. Stressful precipitants to the psychotic episode such as major life changes: a death in the family, divorce, loss of job (not related to onset of symptoms), financial problems, beginning a new academic program or job. Major life passages which result in identity crises, such as transition from adolescence to adulthood, should also be considered.

4. Positive exploratory attitude toward the experience as meaningful, revelatory, growthful. Research has found that a positive attitude toward the psychotic process facilitates integration of the experiences into the person’s post-psychotic life. (D. Lukoff, PhD., 1985)

Please be aware that psychiatric medications are not always the optimal choice for individuals in spiritual emergency. As a health care provider your task will be diagnosis and offering a treatment plan, perhaps a prognosis. Psychiatric drugs tend to inhibit the natural processes that are occurring in spiritual emergency as the self-structure attempts to integrate spiritual experiences.

Medications can either slow down, or in some cases, curtail the process. The patient needs to have access to his/her inner process and capacity for self-observation. Some psychiatric medications distort or abort access to these sensitive aspects of the psyche including the health-giving aspects of emotional catharsis.

Another significant reason for the minimal use of psychiatric drugs is to allow a person to be observed in his or her more natural state. This is essential for successful diagnosis initially and throughout the process. People in spiritual emergency are rarely a danger to themselves or others unless their process is encumbered by some other pathology.

After the above are attended to, please follow the suggestions for caring for a person experiencing spiritual emergence listed above in the sections for the experiencer or the family member.
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Emma Bragdon, PhD.

Author: A Sourcebook for Helping People in Spiritual Emergency, 1988 and the newer , revised edition of the same book: A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems, 1994.    Also, The Call of Spiritual Emergency: From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation, 1990 and two books on spiritual healing in Brazil.    Purchase online at: http://www.emmabragdon.com.

Personal Consultations:

If you would like to contact Dr. Bragdon for a consultation please call: 1-802-674-2919 in Vermont, or mailto:EBragdon@aol.com. You may read about her qualifications as a coach online at http://www.emmabragdon.com. (Go to the index, and press on “coaching”). Coaching sessions may be arranged and paid for online. Sessions are generally held on the telephone.

Referrals:

The Spiritual Emergence Network, SEN, began in 1980 to refer people seeking assistance in areas of spiritual emergence in various locations all over the world to those who might assist them integrate their process of spiritual emergence. SEN has been renamed the

Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health and is located at the California Institute for Integral Studies. They offer information, referrals, and support for individuals experiencing difficulty with their psycho-spiritual growth. As of November 13, 2005, their website reports “ It may take up to one week for emails and calls to be returned”. They offer phone consultations and referrals, PST, only at: (415) 575-6299. Email: mailto:cpsh@ciis.edu Their website http://www.cpsh.org /is an excellent resource. If you search “spiritual emergence network” on the web, you will find other resources in other countries.
Educational Resources:

The Spiritual Competency Resource Center, website: http://www.virtualcs.com/ offers a wealth of information and referrals
See resources and references for further reading in the back of Emma Bragdon’s books, “A Sourcebook for Helping People with Spiritual Problems” and “The Call of Spiritual Emergency: From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation” New copies are for sale by calling: (415) 575-6299. Email: mailto:cpsh@ciis.edu. E-Book copies are available on http://www.emmabragdon.com/

Audio-taped interviews with authors, teachers and health professionals addressing issues of spiritual crises are available through “New Dimensions Radio” in CA: 1-800-935-TAPE. http://www.newdimensions.org/

A series of thought-provoking interviews with pioneering health professionals is available through: “Thinking Allowed” Productions in Berkeley, CA: 1-800-999- 4415. http://www.thinking-allowed.com/ Especially recommended — the video titled “Spiritual Psychology” with Frances Vaughan, PhD. and “Visionary Experience or Psychosis” with John Weir Perry, M.D.

A broad selection of videos on topics related to transformative visions, alternate realities and creativity is available through “Mystic Fire Video”: 1-800-292-9001. Website: http://www.mysticfire.com/

References from the Text of this Booklet:
Grof, S and Grof, C, 1986. Spiritual Emergency: The Understanding and Treatment of Transpersonal Crises. ReVision 8 (2), 7-20.
Lukoff, D., 1985. Diagnosis of Mystical Experiences with Psychotic Features. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 17 (2), 155-181.
EmmaBragdon.com


SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis by Stanislav Grof, M.D. (Editor) and Christina Grof (Editor)

Here is some of what Stanislav Grof discusses in that book:

“Spiritual experience can feel like bliss, but it can also feel like hell. It can cause hallucinations, seizures, pain, panic attacks, mania, severe depression — all the symptoms of physical and mental illness.

“When people suffer this way, they may feel like they’re going crazy, and their doctors may agree. But the authors of this book think that in many cases, such a diagnosis is mistaken. They urge the adoption of a new category of clinical diagnosis, “spiritual emergency.”

“This book contains fourteen papers, many of them excellent, by doctors and other experts on the following types of spiritual crises:

1. The shamanic crisis.
2. Awakening of kundalini.
3. Episodes of unitive consciousness (“peak experiences”).
4. Psychological renewal through return to the center.
5. The crisis of psychic opening.
6. Past-life experiences.
7. Communications with spirit guides and “channeling.”
8. Near-death experiences.
9. Experiences of close encounters with UFOs.
10. Possession states.


EPISODES OF UNITIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

The Stormy Search for the Self by C. and S. Grof;

“…An individual having a peak experience feels a sense of overcoming the usual divisions and fragmentations of the body and mind and reaching a state of complete inner unity and wholeness; this usually feels very healing and beneficial. One also transcends the ordinary distinction between subject and object and experiences a state of ecstatic union with humanity, nature, the cosmos, and God. This is associated with strong feelings of joy, bliss, serenity, and peace.

“…The experience of numinosity has nothing to do with previous religious beliefs or programs; it is a direct and immediate awareness that we are dealing with something that has a divine nature and is radically different from our ordinary perception of the everyday world.

“…During mystical experiences, one can feel that one has access to ultimate knowledge and wisdom in matters of cosmic relevance.”


Roberto Assagioli in Spiritual Emergency, C. and S. Grof (ed.);

“…Such a state of exalted joy may last for varying periods, but it is bound to cease. The inflow of light and love is rhythmical, as is everything in the universe. After a while it diminishes or ceases, and the flood is followed by the ebb. The personality was infused and transformed, but this transformation is seldom either permanent or complete. More often a large portion of the personality elements involved revert to their earlier state.

“…Most spiritual experiences contain a combination in various proportions of permanent changes, temporary changes, the recognition of obstacles that need to be overcome, and the lived realization of what it is like to exist at this higher level of integration.”


http://www.nor.com.au/community/spiritualemergence/page2.html

Spiritual emergence has been defined as “the movement of an individual to a more expanded way of being that involves enhanced emotional and psychosomatic health, greater freedom of personal choices, and a sense of deeper connection with other people, nature, and the cosmos. An important part of this development is an increasing awareness of the spiritual dimension in one’s life and in the universal scheme of things.”  (Grof & Grof, 1990)

When spiritual emergence is very rapid and dramatic this natural process can become a crisis, and spiritual emergence becomes spiritual emergency. This has also been called transpersonal crisis, acute psychosis with a positive outcome, positive disintegration and an extreme state. There is no sharp division between emergence and emergency. However distinguishing criteria include:

a) an ‘emergency’ generally has more depth and intensity

b) an ‘emergence’ is more fluid and less overwhelming and traumatic

c) during an ‘emergency’ it is very difficult to function in
everyday life

A spiritual emergency could also be defined as a critical and experientially difficult stage of a profound psychological transformation that involves one’s entire being. This is a crisis point within the transformational process of spiritual emergence.

It may take the form of non-ordinary states of consciousness and may involve unusual thoughts, intense emotions, visions and other sensory changes, as well as various physical manifestations. These episodes can often revolve around spiritual themes.

The term spirituality should be reserved for situations that involve personal experiences of certain dimensions of reality that give one’s life, and existence in general, a numinous quality. C.G. Jung used the word numinous to describe an experience that feels sacred, holy, or out of the ordinary (Grof & Grof, 1991).

The terms spiritual emergence and spiritual emergency were coined by Dr Stanislav Grof (psychiatrist) and his wife Christina Grof who have worked for many years as therapists and researchers in the field of non-ordinary awareness and personal transformation. They have written many books about spiritual emergence containing much more information.