Put all this unpacking aside
I was listening to a you tube today on spiritual emergency and the first things first on what to do. The women interviewed all suggested grounding--feet on the floor, walking and grounding. Making sure the person is eating and sleeping. Letting them know that this is a normal process of awakening and that they are not going crazy. She suggested imaging a house as your foundation. From that house you can choose to open the windows and let energy in, or keep the windows closed if the energy is too strong. For instance in the case of spiritual emergency many people may present with agoraphobia or other phobias because they are so open that they can't contain all the energy coming into their field. They also said put all spiritual endeavors on the shelf now. That one feels hard because I feel pulled to try different classes and get different kinds of guidance but keeping things simple seems like common sense. See if your practice is a grounding one or an activating one. I think I am going to put kundalini exploration on the shelf as it is activating. Mindfulness and short meditations feel helpful. I don't need to understand what happened several weeks back. In fact, I was listening to Shinzen Young who said shaktipat is just the exchange of energy, and we are exchanging energy with people all day long.
I know this is complicated and intertwined with my benzo withdrawal. Feeling like all of my senses are burning and awake and it's painful. I went on a walk and felt better, now got myself riled up again. I feel impulsive and like I am a live wire. I feel like I want to run away, get in the car and just drive and drive and drive.....
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Someone who found themselves accidentally dependent and suffered an iatrogenic injury from medications that were prescribed. Sharing experience, strength and hope with others. This is written as a person on this winding path and NOT as a professional. Please contact a licensed professional for any medical/psychological care or advice. This is NOT a substitute for medical or psychological care. What is written here reflects my own personal experience ONLY.