Glimpse

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A Glimpse is a sudden, often unexpected, and usually very brief Connection to a higher level of Consciousness than an individual is "normally" used to experiencing. A glimpse may be positive, as in the case of the Peak Experience, or it may be negative, as in the case of the Nadir Experience.

Notes

A glimpse is not necessarily a weak connection. It is possible to experience cosmic visions even in very brief glimpses.

Glimpses are neither ideal, necessary, nor normal parts of the awakening process. Rather, a glimpse occurs when a severe blockage is temporarily overcome. The experience of glimpses belies the presence of Awareness Reduction Mechanisms and other bodily pathologies.

Gradual awakening occurring throughout childhood and early adolescence is the healthy and expected method of connection. However, gradual awakening occurs only under a non-toxic and nurturing socialization process. Because our current socialization process is highly toxic, individual awakening is usually accomplished, especially in the early stages, via repeated glimpses, i.e. repeated brief connections.

Glimpses are common, and people who have them are often so moved/transformed that they often go on to further exploration. Thus is the case, for example of R.M. Bucke who, after recovering what, by his own accounts, was a highly toxic adolescence (and perhaps childhood as well), had a powerful glimpse. see his [Discussion Page on this SpiritWiki for the account.

Further Reading

Sosteric, Mike. (RSGAS). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Authentic Spirituality. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press. [1]

Sharp, Michael (BOOK1). Lightning Path Workbook One: Introduction to Authentic Spirituality. Lightning Path Press. [2]


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