Sudden enlightenment can bring on a cascade of potentially disturbing phenomena. Your brain may not work the way it used to. For instance, you may temporarily lose your ability to read.
Help! My brain has stopped working.
Have any of you experienced an inability to read after your awakening? The first time it happened to me was in a restaurant.
I met my best friend at our favorite breakfast spot, and after we were seated and had caught up a bit with each other, I took a look at the menu. Hmmm. What was I going to do with this? I could see all the letters, but they meant absolutely nothing. It was as if I had never actually learned to read.
By that time I had experienced so many impossible things that I was just not going to be phased by this sudden onset of illiteracy. I laughed. It must have been my special laugh…the one I reserve only for the Universe, because my friend looked at me expectantly. What now?
“Hey, do you mind ordering for me? Anything is fine. I’ve forgotten how to read English.”
She’s been such a good sport through the whole thing. Really, I hope all of you have a friend as open and steadfast as I do. I ended up with a lovely mushroom omelet with toast and potatoes.
The next day my literacy skills returned, but this lapse happened a few times over the first year or so. My brain went through periods of just being wiped clean. It’s good to keep a sense of humor at such times and know that it is most likely temporary.
Have any of you had a similar brain wipe experience? If so, please do share it in the comments. I can only pass on what happened to me personally, but I’m sure there are many ways this process plays out for people.
The important thing is to let it pass through you, try to keep a sense of humor and don’t worry yourself trying to find a meaning in it.
If you think this is going to be inspiring or uplifting, think again. I kind of got you on the title, didn’t I? You would be forgiven for expecting a serious Kumbaya session, but that’s not what’s about to happen. One of the effects of awakening in the way I… READ >>
And yet we keep talking. Why bother? Hands up, who here is enlightened? You? Okay, good. This is for you, then. Pull up a chair and let’s talk. Have you noticed that no one really understands you? I mean, you are describing something that is so obvious and clear to… READ >>
You’re newly awakened and the people around you can really feel it. They have “spiritual experiences” in your presence. They perceive the light of Source pouring through you effortlessly, and it takes the expression that is needed most at the moment: strength, compassion, tenderness, clarity. Without even meaning to, you… READ >>
Would it be heaven or hell, or just freaking boring? With so many people striving toward enlightenment, what would happen if one morning we all woke up enlightened? It’s such a funny thing to contemplate. And to really contemplate it, you would have to have some kind of idea of… READ >>
Gorgeous. Yes. Lots of flux and totally batshit crazy. But, beautiful. My supposed personal lifetime Tarot is the Chariot. Who knows…some book I read ages ago. Fits though, on so many levels. The Tower has been my card du jour for like…how long, now? This year at least. Invigorating. Horrifying.… READ >>
About six months after the Big Bang, Triple Rainbow spiritual enlightenment I found myself in a Paris holiday flat looking into the mirror at someone whose face I did not recognize. Here’s another strange possible side effect of spiritual awakening: not recognizing your own face. No, I had not… READ >>