It is not your personality – your lower self – that decides the timing of your awakening, but your soul.– Tanis Helliwell
What is spiritual transformation?
At this time in the world many people are experiencing dislocation and confusion about their roles in society, their family and even themselves. If this is happening to you it may appear that your former roles, values, and relationships are no longer valid. You may question the purpose of your life and everything that once had meaning for you. You seek the answer the questions: “Who am I?” and “What is the purpose of my life?”
This spiritual awakening may occur at any age, even if you are a teenager or a senior citizen. It may commence suddenly with the onset of a life-threatening illness, a divorce, losing your job, or it may be a gradual disenchantment with society’s values with someone who to the outer world has everything— a good job, marriage, and health. You may even be uninterested in spiritual topics and still encounter this process. Therefore, this experience may arise if you meditate and do spiritual practices or if you don’t.
In other words, a spiritual transformation occurs when for one reason or another you lose interest in the material world and seek deeper meaning in life. It is not your personality which decides the timing of your awakening but your soul.
If you are going through a spiritual transformation it might feel as if you are losing control of your life, and perhaps even questioning your identity. This feeling, however, is just your personality’s fear of losing control. In actuality it is an indication of strength and spiritual and emotional maturity when you undergo this spiritual crisis.
Are there examples of others going through a spiritual transformation?
You are transforming from a caterpillar existence to awaken to the world of the butterfly.
Although spiritual transformation is an individual process there are many predictable signs, symptoms and gifts that you may experience. Spiritual transformation is not new it has been going on for thousands of years.
Some, individuals, such as Jesus and Buddha, did it in public view and references to this process are found in many religions and cultures. St. John spoke of it as the dark night of the soul. The twenty-third psalm in the Bible speaks of this journey as going through the valley of the shadow of death. In ancient Greece, Egypt, India and other cultures there were schools of wisdom which helped individuals through this process. These individuals were taken into seclusion and taught what was referred to as the inner mysteries, which are the spiritual truths on which our world is founded.
Is it necessary to undergo a spiritual transformation?
You are in the process of birthing your true, authentic self. Would you give up this priceless gift?
You are not alone! The major thrust in human evolution in the next 2000 years is for people to awaken through their own spiritual transformation.
The purpose of spiritual transformation is for you to become a conscious Creator on this planet in alignment with universal consciousness. And your soul will give you what is needed to assist you to do this. Trust that you won’t be given more than you can handle…even if it’s not easy. You are set up to succeed in this transformation and not to fail. This means that if you are married, have children, have a nine to five job that you can do this and still succeed. This is likewise true even if you are divorced, do not get on with your children, and have just been fired from your job. And you will find many allies on the path. This may be people, books, courses. You will develop greater intuition, compassion and inner strength as you embrace your authentic self.
This process takes place in yourself, with your family, community, work and in any place you feel called. However, regardless of where you start the process, ultimately you need to transform yourself. Why? So that your fears, attachments and self-interest don’t sabotage your effectiveness in your personal life, your work, or in the world. The more you purify yourself the greater your positive impact on others by your very presence. Through your inner work your vibration increases and you draw to you greater opportunities to fulfill your life’s purpose.
What do you need to awaken?
When you trust and surrender to the greater good, your heart opens fully.
Your commitment to serve others and the Earth above serving yourself will be tested throughout the spiritual transformation process. It is still possible to lead an ordinary life with family and career, but now your major concern is no longer with money, status, and security, but rather with a desire to assist others in some way. Your commitment to make a difference to others and the world fills your life with joy and love.
To succeed in this process you need a deep level of trust in universal consciousness – whether you call it God or the Creator – to look after you. You also must trust yourself that you are up to the challenge. Through your trust a profound opening occurs in your heart. It is an almost magical experience. You find yourself in a brand new place, which you might have consciously or perhaps unconsciously yearned for. It’s a place of peace, of compassion and of acceptance for yourself, for others and for all life. And all that is required to arrive in this place is a deep surrender to trust that you will be safe. Why? Because you are loved and cherished by wayshowers ahead of you on the path. Also, that the Earth, Sun and universe are evolving and you are part of this continual state of evolving into consciousness.
You cannot help but evolve, and the only way that you ever hinder your evolution is to keep your heart closed. And what closes your heart? Fear! Fear that you won’t have enough; fear that you won’t be loved; fear that you won’t be smart enough. Fear that you will undergo a scarcity of something, that you won’t receive whatever the goodies are that others are getting. Fear combined with lack of trust in universal consciousness shuts down the flow of energy from the higher spiritual realms and impedes the entire process of spiritual transformation.
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Will you find allies and a community on the path of spiritual transformation?
You will magnetize spiritual allies to you and be drawn likewise to them.
Spiritual transformation occurs more quickly when you work with like-minded individuals who are going through the same process. This is the power of 1+1=3. As you go along the spiritual path, you draw allies to you. This may be one or two people at first but over time you may find yourself drawn to a spiritual community. The benefits of having spiritual allies or in being a member of a dedicated spiritual community are enormous. Each individual multiplies the effects that the community has on each other, and in the world. Naturally you may have issues to overcome and your spiritual allies and community members act as role models and tyrant teachers in how to overcome your issues. For example, some folks love God unconditionally, but don’t love themselves. Others love animals, but are not so sure about humans. Others might love their families but are not quite sure about men or women. Ultimately, you must learn to love all equally and through your spiritual allies and fellow community members you learn to do this.
Is the world going through a spiritual transformation?
The Earth is a living Being that is becoming a conscious planet at the same time as humans are becoming conscious creators.
The numbers of people undergoing this spiritual transformation are increasing daily. A global dark night of the soul has emerged. It is currently accelerating because of global health and environmental challenges that show us that our former ways of living in the world that involved separation from the web of being no longer work. Individuals no longer feel safe as systems they counted on are dissolving. As organizational structures collapse, individuals are thrown back on their own resources. They either rise or fall with this challenge. This chaotic time in our outer world coincides with the rise of a soul hunger in the western world as individuals realize that no amount of possessions, relationships, or status will fill this hunger.
One of the reasons that so many individuals are undergoing a spiritual transformation at this time is that the Earth is as well. Humans are only one of billions of species evolving on the Earth, and anything that affects the Earth affects each of us because you and I are cells in the body of the Earth. This birthing process will be accomplished during the next 2000 years, which is known as the Aquarian Age. The astrological symbol of the Aquarian Age is the enlightened human, the water bearer who pours the water of life on the Earth. This is the sign of the conscious human who is dedicated to world service, one who has gone through his or her spiritual transformation. During this next 2000 years, humans and the Earth will become conscious partners in working for the betterment of all life on this planet.
The Earth is surrounded etherically by what is called a ring-pass-not. This ring is like an energy shell which encases the Earth and separates it from all the other conscious planets in our solar system. This shell is now cracking and new energies are entering from more conscious planets in our solar system and from other solar systems, which are more highly evolved than ours. These energies have never existed on our planet before and are greatly accelerating the development of consciousness on this planet.
The ring-pass-not that separates the Earth from other conscious planets is cracking like the shell around an egg when the little chicken is ready to be birthed. These cracks put a strain on all of the Earth’s systems which can mean increased volcanic activity, earthquakes and climate changes. The Earth is moving to a higher vibration and all beings on its surface must do so as well.
As with the Earth, we humans have a shell that surrounds us until we undergo our spiritual transformation. This shell is composed of our physical, etheric, emotional and mental bodies that form our personality vessel. When our personality is mature—as with the chick in its shell—the vessel will crack. The cracking is what we associate with the dark night of the soul when we feel that we are no one, doing nothing, going no where. This cracking is necessary so that our soul can merge with our personality. Through this process we become what’s called a soul-infused personality. This means that our soul works through our personality to serve in the world. The major thrust in human evolution during the next two thousand years is for people to become soul-infused personalities through their own spiritual transformation.
Tanis Helliwell is the founder of the International Institute for Transformation whose mission is to help people live and work with meaning and purpose. She is the author of Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose, Decoding Your Destiny: Keys to Humanity’s Spiritual Transformation, Summer with the Leprechauns, Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, Embraced by Love, Hybrids, The High Beings of Hawaii: Encounters with Mystical Ancestors, and her new book Good Morning Henry: An In-depth Journey With the Body Intelligence. Her books are available at our Bookstore.
Spiritual Transformation courses are now available for self-study HERE