How do I handle the symptoms of spiritual transformation?

As the planetary vibration accelerates, you become ever more conscious of your divine essence.

You may find that your desire for spiritual awareness becomes stronger each day. However, with the emergence of your spiritual transformation, you might feel a subtle fear surfacing —  a concern about what your spiritual growth may bring. This feeling is normal, because spiritual awakening is an expansion of your consciousness — you really are becoming more aware on many levels. And that may feel different from what you expected …

When you first imagined what evolving spiritual awareness might be like, you may have had somewhat naive expectations. Perhaps you had assumed that greater awareness would bring a sort of ever-pleasant equilibrium and happiness, and perhaps even some enlightenment.

However, the truth is that greater awareness often brings a broad range of feelings and thoughts to your attention:

– the pleasant, and the unpleasant …

– the exhilarating, and the boring …

– the clarifying, and the confusing …

– and of course, the wonders and mysteries of your own rapidly shifting self.

Being spiritually conscious means that you are more aware of your thoughts and feelings, and you sense the subtle energies within your body and aura — and within your environment.

Do you sometimes complain that as you become more aware, you feel oversensitive, overloaded, angry, sad, fearful, and confused? This is because spiritual transformation gives you a broader and deeper perception and sensitivity. Your newly enhanced awareness means that you are conscious of many thoughts, emotions, and cosmic realizations that were previously submerged at the subconscious level.

This is why your feelings may be heightened, and why you are perceiving more deeply into yourself, and sensing more about humanity than ever before.

There are stabilizing methods that help you handle your symptoms of spiritual transformation. You start by uniting your body and mind with your center, and building your grounding connection. These essential skills keep you safely integrated in your physical body. Think of it this way — every time your aura expands spiritually, you need to have a corresponding centering response that brings you deeply back to center.

That means that you practice bringing your attention to your core whenever you can.

What is your core? Well, you can imagine an apple core — the center core of the apple. Your spine is located where your core is located. However, your core is not physical, so don’t go looking for your core in an anatomy book.

You can imagine your core as a vertical column of energy, in the same place where your spine is. It also extends up above your head, and down below your feet. When you bring your attention to your core, it draws your focus from the overly sensitive outer aura inwards to the stability of your physical body. Breathe gently into your core, and notice how everything begins to feel quieter and more stable — now you’re becoming centered.

Grounding is the connection between your body and the earth, and it brings your body into balance with the planet.

To start grounding, tune into your breathing, or feel your heartbeat — this puts you in your body. Then, notice the planet beneath your feet — this method works even if you are in a high-rise building. Just allow a connection, or a resonance, between your feet and the earth — imagine it. Breathe. Now you are experiencing your grounding connection.

Your centering and grounding practice becomes even more effective when you learn to include conscious awareness of your breathing in your day to day life. 

Breath awareness, when it is gentle and unforced, helps you center, stabilize, and return to the comforting reality of your body. This is the recognition that you really are yourself, and that you are basically OK, and that you are truly here now. When you cultivate these essential practices, it helps you center yourself on those occasions when you are feeling too aware, too scattered, or too sensitive.

Integrating your body, mind, and soul, amidst the stepped-up energies of this spiritually accelerating world, also requires your willingness to listen to your authentic inner voice. This inner voice has also been called the small, still voice within. If you are picking up emotions and thoughts from your outer aura, which is typically getting its perceptions from the nervous energy of the world, then naturally you would tend to become more over-stimulated as your awareness expanded.

Your authentic inner voice is a centering influence. It helps you counter-balance overstimulated feelings and thoughts. Your true vibration helps you reference a deeply profound inner spiritual reality, no matter what is happening around you in the world. Your authentic inner voice helps you recognize the superficial nature of the nervous chattering voice.

Your soul vibration is your eternal, divine essence within you, and you could call it the real you.

The true voice of your soul never chatters, never insists, and has a deeper perspective. Because it is a quieter voice, you may, at first, be challenged to find your true soul voice. With practice, you will notice the obvious difference between the quiet inner wisdom of your authentic voice, compared to the nervous chattering voice.

An empowering discovery — recognize that you do have a choice about what you are referencing — what you are listening to. Take a moment to shift your attention within, so that you can become attentive to your quiet inner authentic voice. Let your mind and body gently connect with your inner truth.

This helps you realize that you can redirect your attention to your own pathway in life, moment by moment. With practice, you learn that this choice is always available. You recognize that what seemed to be an entrenched pattern of imbalance or tension was only a habit that you had never questioned.

What happens when you practice referencing your true internal voice each day? You gradually realize that the wisdom shared by spiritual teachers comes from that very same deep inner place of wisdom where you find your authentic voice.

And what will you discover when you practice realigning yourself with your deep centered core? You realize that you can receive equilibrium and healing — a gift from your vibrantly alive, inner true self — even in this rapidly transforming world.

Each day, you are experiencing and learning so much, in this amazing age of rapid spiritual transformation. And there are always fascinating challenges. But you will discover that even as your body, mind, and soul are spiritually awakening, you do have the means to experience equilibrium.

You now realize that the power to stay centered is available to you — with the loving assistance of your breath awareness, your authentic inner voice, and your living indwelling soul presence. Be grateful for your inner sacred space, and feel the vibration of your soul wisdom guiding and stabilizing you with its subtle teaching.

Let yourself breathe it in now, and feel the blessings of this moment.

Many Blessings,

Joel Bruce Wallach

Founder, Cosmic Living – spiritual instructiontele-classes and home-study mp3’s

35 Responses to How do I handle the symptoms of spiritual transformation?

  1. Charles says:

    Dear Joel,

    Thankyou very much for the article. I have been in AA for one year sober now. I have very much got my feelings back, for good or for worse and what the hell to do now. I just did the energy imagination thing as I was reading the article and a huge knot in my gut let go, so thank you.

    In between drink and or drug years before I would abstain and try to intensely practice spirituality.

    I found great relief in reiki, then a break, then vedantic spirituality, then back to drink, then aikido etc etc.

    A year or two into any spiritual practice, a certain point, intense fear, sadness and or anger would come up more and more and I would feel have to abandon it, until eventually doing a runner and cutting off contact with that group completely.

    I am now starting to do this dissapearing act with AA, but Im aware im doing it now and am communicating about it and going to meetings, and it feels like I can expose the fear that is the actual culprit for my behaviour. Do you have any advise?



  2. Natalie Webb says:

    There has always been light and darkness surrounding me.
    Mother was scared of it. It forced her away from me.
    We lived In A home full of awful spirits. My mom would hold prayer vigils. She had pastors pray over me. It would put me in a meditation state that I could not wake from at times. I felt like it was a minute and it was much longer. Embarrassingly so.
    I knew when my grandfather passed before everyone else. He visited me. I knew he was ok. But I was mad because he was my person.
    I was always Ill. I still am a lot.
    I’ve been approached about my gifts, but I’ve always been very angry about them. I’ve tried to accept them. I’ve never been able to center the or balance the power of it all.
    It often gives me anxiety, depression and makes me feel sick.
    I’ll sleep and dream of another plane. Another place I’m living. It warns me about things to come. Yet it seems like it has already happened to me. Then I carry those sad feelings around and others don’t understand because nothing has happened. Yet.
    I fight it still.
    I’m afraid of the darkness that also tries to talk to me. There’s so many types of entities or energies around me that I’m unsure of how to talk or channel the positive energy and the light.
    I even smell bad smells, when there’s nothing bad to smell.
    I want or need real guidance. A connection. A way to utilize this or channel it for whatever it’s meant for.
    It’s driving a wedge between me and people. I can’t get close or close for long. Before I need to be alone. For unknown amounts of time. With no real take away from it.
    Loss. Grief. Confusion. Deep heartbreak.

  3. Yari says:

    I have had very intense panic attacks, stomach aches, nausea have gone to the er many times and nothing is wrong with me. I seem to panic right away when I have these episodes. What can I do to slow down the symptoms?

  4. Gloria Ortiz says:

    All my life I felt a disconnect from my family. Right now I’m going through a spiritual transformation with the auralite 23 gemstone. I have dizzy spells, get these I sights out of no where! And the know I think of my teenage years, I realize how unhappy I felt with my family! Right now I’m realizing I truly look different from the rest and how they lI’d to me about my true soul identity! About 4 psychics have sensed that I cane to my family as a foster baby and the never told me the truth! My dad who raised raised me, tragically got killed. If he wold have been living, I would have known the truth about who I was, but because of his unexpected death, I lost my compass in life and the family he left behind, hid the truth from me abd I was a totally lost soul. This transformation will lead me to the truth of my being❤

    • Gloria,

      Yes, you can tune in to your inner soul light. You can feel your connection between your soul light and the human family. You can feel your connection with the center of the planet, and you can feel your connection with the cosmic center of the universe.

  5. Nabamita says:

    I have been going through a lot of health issues which couldn’t be explained by medical practitioners. In 2015 when I conceived with lots of pregnancy symptoms all I wanted to hear was spiritual talks. No amount of worldly talks pleased me. My symptoms left me debilitated, only God’s mention relaxed me. Since then I had been on a rollercoaster ride with a baby in one hand and vertigo, ibs, fatigue for the last six months out of blue in the day when I was worried with my health there was a kind of sensation of God holding my hand asking me to calm down and then gradually I was introduced to mindful meditation by one of God’s ardent disciple. My health issues have flared up but somehow I can feel stillness within me.. Do these health issues have anything to do with spiritual awakening?

  6. Kat says:

    Hi, I’ve just come across your article in light of a recent spiritual awakening… it’s been several months now that I’ve noticed shifts in my behaviors and inner thoughts, but over the past few weeks, it’s become more profound.

    It can feel overwhelming at times, but this article has been extremely helpful. Thank you so much for the information! I will be sure to integrate grounding, centering, and knowledge of boundaries and auras into my daily life and practices to guide myself through this period of vibrational intensity.

    Best wishes!

    • Kat,

      Congratulations on owning your power.

      It will also help if you detox the body via green supplements, such as tablets of wheatgrass, alfalfa, and spirulina. And make sure you’re getting enough protein and healthy fats (organic butter and coconut oil) daily.

  7. Carolina Quiroz says:

    Hello, I’ve recently had a spiritual awakening, Mid-July while I was on vacation at Mexico. At first I felt like I was losing my mind, like I was crazy, but then I started searching on how to handle it & i’m a bit better now, but I think I still need some additional help. It would mean a lot if you could help me

  8. Nina Sinanan Mungroo says:

    hi, I had a spiritual awakening in the middle of july 2017, my head feels like a pressure cooker, and i am trying to deal with it, having faith in God, knowing that he will get me through this. God directed me back to the temple, for prays and worship, my family supports me , but sometimes i feel that i will lose them

    • Nina,

      When you have a spiritual awakening, there can be a lot of energy in the body. Here is how you can release the excess energy.

      – Imagine that your head expands, so that you have more space in your head. This will start to release the pressure.
      – Imagine that your hands are made of light. Use your hands to gently move the excess energy in the head downwards.
      – Sweep the excess energy down the body, and out of your feet. This will help you feel more stable and grounded.
      – Do this process for a few minutes each day, and you will gradually feel more stable. You will be able to handle the increased spiritual energies safely.

  9. Lovelove says:

    Thank you for this article, it has been really helpful and assuring that me using my breath to keep myself centered and grounded is good thing to do. I had a heavy sudden awakening in May 2016 which was quite scary and then another big wave jan-march 2017, and it’s settled a lot but I still feel it, just not as intense.
    It was very scary this recent wave, to the point I felt like I was going crazy, lots of doubts of what’s really what’s not. I get this fairly constant pressure on the top of my head that fluctuates in intensity and sometimes it feels like energy vibrating around inside just under my skull. Sometimes I get pressure around my sinus cavities and third eye area. About 2mths ago I now started to see a white glow around people’s heads. I don’t know if this is ever going to end?

    • Lovelove,

      When the spiritual energy awakens, it can open up the chakras in the head. However, it’s important to move the excess energy down from the head, so that it doesn’t overstimulate the brain.

      You can find chi gong videos on youtube that will show you how to circulate energy in the body so it doesn’t get stuck in the head.

      • Lovelove says:

        Oh interesting, it came up to me last night that I need to get back into doing qigong again to help with this. Thank you

  10. I recently in the last few years realized my gifts – I feel they are getting stronger day by day. I know answers to questions, not even asking first, it’s kinda nerve wracking trying to bring everything together, and why now at 30, vs. as a child ? Why me – is this my purpose, cause I have felt outta place my whole life…

    • Cassie,

      It’s true that everyone is becoming more aware, but this comes with a requirement to practice being more centered, stable, and grounded in your body, in present time, each day.

      The soul is infinite divine consciousness, and that is why many soul-aware people might sometimes feel at odds with the planet. However, here you are, and you can make a difference each day, in small and subtle ways. Stay centered and grounded, be aware, and choose your thoughts and actions. Don’t overreact; just add to the good on the planet when you can.

  11. Namaste says:

    Hey. Thanks for the article. My awakening started in August. I suddenly realized so many things about my past and how I was all my life someone I was not really supposed to be.

    I made changes. I moved to another country (again) And finally started to study what I always wanted to study. I try to do the right things. Though the amount of changes is insane and I keep on being on this emotional rollercoaster.

    Sometimes I feel so alone and I want more, more, more. Other days I just want an end to it all, as there is no stability. I feel so confused.

    My twin flame and I also separated (again) though this time it feels like forever. This is OK in a way as I need to focus on myself and fill my own voids.

    I thought following my purpose would bring me more peace. Maybe I just need to get used to everything that has changed so quickly. I mean I bought a flat last year in Berlin, planning to stay there, got hit in an accident which made me go revalidate in my home country where I then decided to go study again. And this is just a top of the iceberg.

    • Namaste,

      Take it one day at a time. Move forward gently and gradually.

      Release blame of self, and of other people. Peace is a daily decision; it is even a moment by moment decision.

      As challenges appear, bring your energy back to center, and gently release your strong reactions. This lets you address each situation from a place of inner strength and balance.

  12. Light says:

    I transformed over past~6 yrs after a death of a parent and some more tough experience. Now I’m at a point of feeling a disconnect, seems like …I know all this. …only thing worthy seems is loving and healing …often I’m not interested in what’s fun for others. Same frnds seem childish now. I’m scared how change has changed me…I’m only 38. What will I do …venues so far available r not worth investing. I don’t want to loose connection with my husband. I don’t want to be called Looney. I’m feeling lost,alone, confused scared. And then at lot ytimes it’s simply bliss… Deep voice tells not to be afraid, the journey is lonely, and that is a fact…keep faith. But how to straddle both worlds?

    • Light,

      You’ve been through a lot, and you can learn to integrate your experiences.

      The key to integrating the worlds is to bring your soul into your body.

      Practice noticing your breath as it is happening. Feel the experience in your body.

      Learn to find your heartbeat. Feel it in your body. This connects your mind and soul with your heart. It connects your heart with the heart of your family.

      Bring the light of the soul into your heart and into your body. Feel your soul light shining within you as you breathe. You will gently discover that the worlds are all One.

  13. Samantha grifin says:

    Thank you, I have been going through this and it was scary and new. I have had several times when I get to deep and loose the reins, because I didn’t realize that it can be dangerous. I understand that I have to be grounded now, but how do if everything is happening all at once. Gifts, awakening, and I found my literal soul mate. We were told we are two of the same soul. We can feel each other and have both had the same spiritual experiences. I sometimes wonder if it is to much all at once.

    • Samantha,

      When everything seems to be happening “all at once,” imagine that time is slowing down. Imagine that you have the time and space to calmly tune into just one thing. Bring that one thing into balance.

      When you feel overly connected with someone else, so that you are experiencing things together, imagine that you have your own aura, and that your soul mate has their own aura. Even though you are soul mates, you each need to develop your own individual aura boundary.

  14. John says:

    You mention in the article:

    When you bring your attention to your core, it draws your focus from the overly sensitive outer aura inwards to the stability of your physical body.

    Can relate to this strongly, is there any further advise or instruction on being able to shift the awareness away from the sensitive feeling aspects of the aura to a more stable and ground sense of self? This has be my main challenge but am making progress finally 🙂

  15. You’re becoming more aware, and you’re sane as can be. Bring your awareness within to your inner light, and breathe gently and slowly. The healing divine presence is within you, within your twin flame, and within all.

  16. the queen says:

    I thought i was loosing my mind. And durning my tranformation. I met my twinflame. And everything started coming up. Anger that i thought was gone. When i look at him i see myself. Sometimes its not easy looking at ones self. But at least im not going crazy.

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