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Are there seemingly "physical changes" that happen during the process of Awakening?
Has awareness something to do with a state in which you are only a witness: peace, joy and silence? To enter this state I only have to close my eyes and I perceive a joy starting from my heart; it is a kind of love, but more like a peace full of love. The top of my head is expanded, and behind the head too. My head feels physically changed, although nothing can be seen from the outside, naturally. I can "see" feelings coming out at the height of the heart; after a while, if I observe them, they disappear. Sometimes I perceive a light which pervades me completely, which makes me SO happy. It is as if a lamp is turned on, but it's a light which I don't see with my physical eyes, I am seeing it with another sense organ which I never had before. I can’t explain it.
Now I have much more energy than before, and can even perceive a kind of vibration. I think I am taking energy from the air. All of this makes me feel "complete" in myself. I know it sounds weird, but it is what's really happening to me. I never read or heard of this kind of thing happening before, so it cannot be suggestion. Before all of this happened I asked God for liberation, although I didn't really know what it meant, and repeated the name of Jesus with all my heart and love, many many times. Now I don't need any more words to pray; I just go there.
How wonderful to hear of your transformative experiences! What you are experiencing is a very natural Awakening, and only the ego would attempt to look back on it and judge what seems to be occurring as "weird” things. It does SEEM as if there are physical changes during the process of shifting from horizontal (or ego) perception to vertical (or spirit-aligned) perception. All of the seeming physical changes are forms involving the body, and are within the realm of the imagination or perception. Nothing in form really changes since form is illusion, and a changing illusion means a changing nothing, and that means no physical change at all. Yet the expanded perceptions which seem to be in the top of or back of the head, at the height of the heart, and the ability to “watch” feelings come out from a point of detachment are all witnesses to the removal of the limits of belief. As the limits of belief about a body-based identity dissolve and are released, perceptual experiences reflect an ever-more expansive self concept. These self concepts are illusions as well, yet each one comes closer to the forgiven world or the Perspective of the Holy Spirit. Even this Perspective, the Dreamer of the dream, is an illusion, for in Reality there is nothing to forgive, but this is the last illusion which ends the dream entirely.
The Vision of Christ is the Light beyond all concepts, beliefs, and limits of the ego. Clearly you have had a glimpse of this Light in your awareness, witnessed by the words you expressed:
"Sometimes I perceive a light which pervades me completely, which makes me SO happy. It is as if a lamp would be turned on, but it's a light which I don't see with my physical eyes. It feels like I am seeing it with another sense organ which I never had before. I can’t explain it."
I rejoice with You as One in the Great Awakening!!! These expansive experiences herald the happy dream and the end of dreaming. All is calm ...all is bright. Thanks for sharing these experiences in awareness and expressing what you feel. Spiritual experiences are directly of Christ and God, transcending explanations and the need to explain. The ego wants to figure out what it can never Know. What is real cannot be described or explained ...only experienced. Words and images are symbols the Holy Spirit uses in Guiding the mind inward until the need for symbols has vanished with the Experience of Pure, Eternal Spirit. Such is a Silent Mind.
With overflowing Love,