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She eventually found ways to rebuild her spiritual foundation and connect to the sacred in experiential ways. The exercise of faith and the acceptance of an order beyond one's control does not mean he or she concedes free will or relinquishes the desire to be in control. There, you would only be doing intense spiritual practices if, for example, you were a committed monk.

Energy is never static, it's just a question of whether we are consciously aware of what is happening. But suddenly something happens that is outside what you thought was possible. Common spontaneous spiritual events include altered states, psychic openings, possession, near-death experiences, Kundalini experiences, and shamanic journeys. He argues that in many instances, all of these contexts are interlinked in coping with a spiritual crisis. This can become debilitating.

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We alone are responsible for what we believe and whether we act in accordance with those beliefs. Professional and voluntary caregivers are becoming more aware of these spiritual needs and the obstacles that prevent some individuals from fulfilling them.

Spiritual crisis and the inner struggle that ensues is often experienced as an existential depression. But the chaplain, as a representative of faith and spirituality, must serve as aresource to the patient, family members, and staff. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. And as we cultivate this meditative practice, we also need to become literate in nonviolence, learning the lessons taught by Gandhi before it is too late. This is happening more frequently in the West because the West does not have the same kind of container that has been traditional in other countries.

For this reason, hospice clergy have been central to the work of the hospice team in caring for the dying. Processes of Adaptation to Change. This is a more realistic pragmatic and meaningful approach to life challenges. Graduate students handle the phone calls and make referrals to licensed mental health professionals in the caller's area.

Some people may become involved in philanthropic, political, or caregiving work that relates to the illness or manner of death experienced by their loved one. It might be said that the sufficiency or deficiency of a belief system is called into question. The breakdown that ensues with depression may actually portend a breakthrough. They may find themselves in a spiritual crisis and could benefit from the kind of support offered by the Spiritual Emergence Network. One might begin to see geometrical shapes, or hear particular sounds.

Much traditional religion, religion-without-spirituality, turns out to be ineffective in combating the forces of manipulation and control which lead us into mindless hatred and pointless wars. People will endure anything life throws at them as long as they believe it has meaning. Not only do you have these profound experiences, which can be both profound yet debilitating, but your social support system is not there for you. It's just that spiritual development is not well recognized or understood.