Most of peoples impulses are right.
First aid for the newly awakened.
What does it mean to be awakened? Much like mundane waking and sleep cycles, you go from a more narrow sensitivity to a broader one. So when you awaken spiritually/psychically, it can be a bit disorienting having to deal with a new range of awareness that just wasn’t in your experience before. You won’t start seeing “dead people” like in “The Sixth Sense“. No reason to fear your life will become a horror movie, but everything you see and feel, and every event that happens, will take on a whole new depth and context. Above all, don’t freak out and read too much into it. The first thing a newly awakened person needs to do is ground themselves and practice reality checking.
There is more stronger emotion? Any emotion will have more meaning, and your subtle emotions won’t be so subtle anymore. So you might feel like you’re losing it just because of that. You aren’t. The emotions were always there. As a matter of fact, that’s a good place to start discussing reality checking. Reality checking is really quite easy and natural.
Crying without knowing why? That’s part of it. Just being moved beyond your normal emotional tolerance level, and if you are a person of faith, you will find you can feel events of faith. Like if someone is losing faith in the practices they have, or if a sacred place is alive or dead (and by dead I mean sterile), it can be quite disturbing to people of faith to go to a church they felt was holy and discover it doesn’t feel like it has any spirit at all.
Crying without real sadness, but more with the realization of how profound it is. It’s moving. You will find that not only are you powerfully moved by readily evident things, but you will feel changes and events at least a little bit before they happen.
All this new info can be very confusing, and it’s really easy to misinterpret it. Like feeling a sense of anger in the people around you, you can wind up thinking the world is out to get you. This is where reality checking comes in. What reality checking is, is simple. When you hear a noise don’t you turn to look? Do you not sometimes touch something to be sure it is what it seems to be? Especially, say, in the dark?
That’s reality checking. When it comes to awakening, you reality check by either taking actions based on what you sense, like experimenting, or by asking questions. It isn‘t as hard to figure it all out as it might seem.
Would you say divination tools are helpful? Not to start, but getting readings can be helpful until you get more centered. The readings can sort of map it all out for you to the degree the person helping you is skilled at divination.
What if you do the reading for yourself? If you do a reading for yourself when newly awakened, it’s just as subject to misinterpretation as your psychic/spiritual senses are.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.