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Cindy McGinley on Guest Panel for Spiritually Transformative Experiences
May 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5
This kind of panel discussion gives several unique and individual people a chance to share what they have experienced and how it has affected their lives. It is a chance to talk on a personal level with each one and gain a broader understanding of these amazing and unquantifiable aspects of being human, here on EarthSchool. We are all here to learn and grow and we learn and grow best when we share our stories, when we listen and bear witness to each other’s stories, and open to our own deep inner stories. Join us – learn something new, become more.
Spiritually Transformative Experiences or STEs, are events that affect us in a very real and often spiritual ways. There are many types and many names for these experiences which are catalysts for spiritual transformation and awakening. STEs may be called transcendent, transpersonal, religious, mystical, paranormal, psychic, death-related, encounter types, even parapsychological or ecstatic experiences.
Such experiences can happen at any time, to anyone, under any circumstances. Some times these experiences are sought after through meditation, yoga, drugs, religious practices, dance, drumming, sensory deprivation or prayer. Other times such experiences can happen spontaneously without expectation and in such a way that they appear to be random chance or at best, synchronistic.
Some of these experiences are big and obvious, like a thunderstorm or even tornado. Others are small and subtle, more like a soft summer rain. Some are easy or at least positive, while some are harsh, painful, and/or traumatic. What is important about them is that we listen to them, we take note and we honor them, because it is often through these kinds of experiences we awaken to who we truly are, we remember our divinity.
The kind of experiences that we are talking about touch the individual in personal and significant ways that cannot be easily measured or dismissed. Rather, they seem to catalyze a process that eventually can lead to the realization of the person’s higher human potential. Through these awakenings lives, world views, and even identities can be transformed.To find out more about UNYI-IANDS go to www.unyi.org.