Spiritual Emergencies ~ When Desolation and Despair Give Rise to Spiritual Experiences *LINK*
When Desolation and Despair Give Rise to Spiritual Experiences
Spiritual experiences are overwhelmingly positive experiences. They are experiences of rapture, in which we perceive reality at a heightened intensity, feel a powerful sense of inner well-being, experience a sense of oneness with our surroundings and become aware of a force of benevolence and harmony which pervades the cosmos. It seems almost paradoxical, then, that the experiences are frequently induced by states of intense despair, depression, or mental turmoil. continued.......