Spirituality and Spiritual Development
'We are in need of a
spiritually informed psychology,
or conversely, for a
psychologically grounded spirituality.'
- A.H. Almaas
We cannot separate psychology from spirituality. 90 percent of the spiritual path is initially psychotherapy. Dealing with our biographical psychodynamics is critical for our spiritual growth so that when we encounter mystical states of consciousness. If we fail to process our unresolved personal unconscious aspects we are able to integrate them and they end up becoming a stumbling block on our inner journey.
Mystical or transpersonal experiences can be extremely helpful, they have incredible potential for our healing and they can also be very disturbing and unsettling if we do not have a healthy psychology to begin with and if we aren’t able to integrate them into our psyche. Having a support system and a guide to help us interpret and integrate these experiences become crucial in the healthy processing and integration of these altered states of consciousness.
At integrative coaching we work on multi-dimensional levels; as much as you are willing to open up and explore. For each person the speed and depth is different and we have to respect your unconscious so that you begin to unfold the deeper layers of your being and build a stronger relationship with your spirit in a respectful and loving way.
"Materialistic science does not have a place for any form of spirituality and considers it to be essentially incompatible with the scientific worldview. It perceives any form of spirituality as an indication of lack of education, superstition, gullibility, primitive magical thinking, or a serious psychopathalogical condition. Modern consciousness research shows that spirituality is a natural and legitimate dimension of the human psyche and of the universal order of things. However, it is important to emphasize that this statement refers to DIRECT AUTHENTIC spirituality based of PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and not to the ideology and dogmas of organized religions.
Consciousness is a Fundamental Primary Attribute of Existence
New observations show that consciousness is not an epiphenomenon of matter - a product of complex neurophysiological processes in the brain - but a FUNDAMENTAL PRIMARY attribute of existence, as it is described in the great spiritual philosophies of the East. As suggested by the Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung, the psyche is not enclosed in the human skull and brain, but permeates all of existence (as anima mundi). The individual human psyche is an integral part of this cosmic matrix and can under certain circumstances experientially identify with its various aspects." ~ Stanislav Grof
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