All those thoughts. All that channeled knowledge. All those coincidences… And all that received guidance. Are you crazy or are you enlightened?
One of the main perks of the so called awakening is“the voice in the head”. Somewhere deep inside you, after being lost for so long, your mind begins to interact with you, in a divine way. As to what triggers this? I’d say: Willingness to change and achieve congruence. Voices are often a perk of those who practice spiritualism, shamanism, breatharianism, witchcraft and even religion. Being able to hear voices is considered a gift in many cultures and ancestral doctrines.
When you merge your spiritual journey with the extra-sensory experiences you go through, these traits that are often seen as symptoms, become assets of growth and self-awareness. One can feel as if angels or ascended masters were communicating important messages. In contrast, from a psychological perspective, it can be seen as talking with yourself… Nothing wrong with that.
So why is there so much taboo regarding the topic?
Sadly, we live in a system that keeps us blind and ignorant. However, if you were to speak to a psychologist, they would tell you this: Hearing voices is more common than you think. According to the HVN organisation, which was established as early as 1988 in the UK:
“Statistics vary, but it’s generally accepted that between 3 and 10% of the population hear voices that other people don’t. If you include one off experiences… this figure goes up to 75%… A number of famous and important people (past and present) have experience of hearing or seeing things that other people don’t. Without these people, the world would be a very different place. This list of famous people who have talked or written about hearing voices includes: Gandhi, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Freud, Anthony Hopkins, Philip K Dick, John Frusciante, Carlos Santana, Robert Schumann, John Forbes Nash, Zoe Wannamaker and Charles Dickens.” [visit page]
I believe the rates are higher now that many people are awakening to their “extra-senses”. Moreover, in some cases, these voices are constructive and can be used as a tool of personal development. According to the Intervoice online organisation:
“Hearing voices in itself is not a symptom of an illness, but is apparent in 2 – 4 % of the population, some research gives higher estimates and even more people (about 8%) have so called “peculiar personal convictions”, that are sometimes called “delusions”, and do so without being ill. Many people who hear voices find them helpful or benevolent.” [visit page]
Under the same token, the website Psychology Today, supports the above statement by saying:
“Despite their association with mental illness, auditory hallucinations don’t always torment those who hear them. In fact, only one out of every three so-called “voice hearers” requires psychiatric help. The other two don’t experience difficulties and may even consider their voices supportive or inspiring.” [visit page]
As with everything… All is a matter of perspective. You can choose what to make out of your awakening. The point is: You are not alone and more and more people begin to join the collective synergy.
“One reason is that understanding typical inner experience may be the key to understanding more unusual inner experiences. For example, psychologists have argued that hearing voices (“auditory verbal hallucinations”) might simply be a form of inner speech that has not been recognised as self-produced (although there are also important competing theories). Neuroscientists have found some evidence in favour of this theory. When they scanned the brains of people who reported hearing voices, they discovered that many of the same areas of the brain are active during both auditory hallucinations and inner speech. Broca’s area, for example, is often active in people when they’re hearing voices.” – The Guardian. [visit page]
So next time you are questioning your sanity, remember: The answer is up to you.