Spiritual Experience : A transcendent relationship between a person and a Higher Being that sometimes goes beyond a specific religious affiliation .
transcendent relationship between a person and a Higher Being that sometimes goes beyond a specific religious affiliation .” Examples could be : Seeing ghost , spirits of deceased loved ones , mental telepathy , mediumship , recognizing past lives , Outof-Body and Near-Death Experiences , synchronistic events , etc .
Some characteristics of these spiritual experiences include :
A state of ecstasy , bliss , love and joy . A sense of ultimate freedom and belonging . A transcending of space and time . A loss of ego functioning . A sense of lacking control over the event .
Therapists can use these characteristics with clients to help determine their reality while they are in the throes of a spiritual experience to make them feel calmer while removing their fear of mental illness . 30 to 50 % of the populations in the United States and Great Britain are experiencing these now . This is a rise from the 30 to 40 % statistic of the populations in 1994 .
Raymond Moody Jr ., who authored the book Life After Life describing the term Near- Death-Experience says that the purpose of the paranormal or SEs comes from Pretergression . He says that the paranormal becomes a new sense of knowledge that comes from old knowledge that is held in the client ’ s memory .
One of my clients described a meditation she had , after Christmas , in which she “ saw ” The Three Kings and they bowed to her during her meditation . She stated it was a phenomenal feeling having The Three Kings appear during her meditative state . She was filled with so much energy that she felt “ they ” had come to tell her that she was worthy of esteem , and they were bowing to the divine inside of her .
Her family-of-origin issue had been one of depression because , for one reason , she had been born with the statement from her family that “ Wednesday ’ s child is full of woe .” The Three Kings image replacement that pretergressed from her memory of her Christian education increased her selfesteem and made her feel worthy . This process helps to explain Jung ’ s belief that archetype of an original model aids in lifting symptoms of mental illness . This process or breakthrough in therapy can also be described as one type of an SE .
Spiritual experiences can also be triggered with clients who lose their employment ,
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