I read an article in the NY Times that retriggered an inquiry that I have had going on in my head for quite awhile. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... tcore-ipad
The details of the article aren't as important as the main idea which has been personally gnawing at me; that as we grow, dig deeper 'awaken' , etc. we somehow unlock or expose deeper psychic themes that may be emotionally and physically injurious. The article is written by a therapist who notices that her patients have a higher incident of accidents during her annual summer vacation in August, this year being particularly bad. In the spiritual world this seems to be a theme as well. Adyashanti getting sick for a year at a time as he awakened, for example. We hear about various physical maladies, aches and pains, accidents, etc.....and of course NDEs
In my own personal story, the upheaval of the last 3 years, which I affectionately call, 'that thing that happened to me' (and which feels more and more psychological in nature than spiritual) has a running theme of accidents and physical maladies. Weird tensions and pains in my body, periods of illness that don't have a predicatable course or causality, accidents (most notably falling 15 feet from a tree with a running chainsaw in my hand and not being seriously injured, other than the nagging feeling that something happened in the moment I hit the ground that was somehow a point of no return or transition)....and the list could go on.
Anyone else experience this? Do we attach more meaning to what is essentially and statistically a fairly normal progression of life that is not anomalous just coincidental?
"When the fear is gone, the mind becomes much quieter, much less full of things. Thoughts become like a gentle rain rather than a thunderstorm." John Sherman