By Judith E. Lipson, M.A., LPC
Transformation is defined as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.
In psychology, transformation often refers to the unconscious becoming conscious. Spiritual transformation is defined as a fundamental change in a person’s sacred or spiritual life.
In my practice I am fortunate to be able to facilitate my clients’ personal, behavioral and spiritual journeys, and am frequently the witness of impressive transformations. These transformations are often quite dramatic, though my clients may see the process as slow or unrecognizable. But as their facilitator, I am able to observe these changes from a larger perspective and as a result, I can see how the changing patterns are actually indicators of larger transformations.
What types of transformations do I witness?
- An increased calmness in the individual’s demeanor as evidenced by a more relaxed body, a slower speech pattern, and a less intense energy pattern. It’s as if they vibrate more slowly.
- An increased ability to respond rather than to react.
- A willingness (or necessity) to look at the members of their friend and professional groups to determine where each person should be positioned in the concentric circles of relationships:
- The closest group to you should be those few people who have already earned your trust!
- The next group are those who you enjoy being with, but who have not earned that valuable trust. Be cautious of what you share with these folks.
- The third group includes people with whom you can socialize comfortably, even if they don’t share all your deepest values and beliefs.
- You may have additional groups. Be willing to re-assess your current friends, co-workers and family members, and to potentially re-determine your relationships and their group-position. And remember that appropriate boundaries should be maintained with members of all of your groups.
- An increased willingness and ease to address and heal the deeper challenges of life.
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