Am I crazy? This is the second most common question I am asked in my work. The first is do I have to be naked, to which I reply very quickly, I prefer it if you keep your clothes on 🙂
When people come to see me, it is often because they have been through the more traditional channels of seeking help and advice. They have spoken to their friends and family who think they are going crazy. They have been to see the DR, who may want to prescribe anti depressants. They don’t want to be medicated because they know drugs won’t fix what is going on for them. It isn’t normally a health issue. Often people come to me at the very beginning of their spiritual awakening, when they are going through what is coined the Dark Night of the Soul. A term from the 16th century, a poem written by St John of the Cross. This term is coming more into our vocabulary as more of us are going through a spiritual awakening at this time. A spiritual awakening occurs when external structures and realities crumble around us. Often this is triggered by the death of a loved one, the loss of a job and/or the breakdown of a relationship or marriage. It is like someone pulling the rug out from underneath you and you have nothing to cling onto. Except yourself. There is only yourself to turn to and initially this can scare the bejesus out of you. Questions come up such as
- How am I going to cope?
- How can I get through this difficult situation?
- What do I need to do?
- Who can I talk to?
- Am I going crazy?
As we have been spending a lot of time by ourselves recently or with less people, more people are beginning to wake up. What does this mean? We are becoming more in tune with our inner intuition, our psychic abilities that we all have as we have less external bumf distracting us. You may have had vivid dreams, you may have begun meditating and started to see/feel or hear things which you can’t explain. You may have begun noticing synchronicities, seeing the same numbers, hearing the same songs. You may be beginning to trust yourself more than external influences, or maybe you don’t even know who to trust anymore. All of the things that used to make sense don’t anymore.
I found myself having very similar conversations and giving the same advice to my clients so decided to create 9 tips on spiritual awakening which you can download for FREE here https://lindsaybanks.podia.com/9-tips-for-spiritual-awakening/buy
If you don’t feel you are going through a spiritual awakening right now and you have got this far then it is always good to have this awareness for if and when it does happen to you or someone close to you. Rather than labelling them as crazy you may be able to recognise it and either support them through it or let them know what ‘it’ is. The more we recognise it as a thing, the less likely we will need to medicate against something that is a natural occurrence within our human existence.