**Sorry, I posted this in the wrong place earlier and it got deleted. I think this is the right place now. Please feel free to re-comment.
About a year ago, I started working with the Emotion Code with a friend. Before that I was a Reiki Master, but I didn't use more than occasionally. When we started using this new technique a year ago, though, something started really opening up in me. I started doing huge chunks of healing for myself and distance healing in secret for others and for my friends who were learning this with me. It started to change my life, and I started being able to add many other intuitive healing gifts and wake up to myself and my experiences in this life and in others.
Well, at the beginning of summer, some incidents with my church (no, I don't want this to be a religious post, it was just the catalyst that got this started) snapped me over from spiritual learning to a full blown spiritual awakening. I could no longer set foot in my church that is a huge part of our life. When I try to go to other ones, I end up getting sick and being forced to leave. I am learning at breakneck speed and learning stuff I never even knew there was to learn about. This spiritual awakening is not an easy job. I'm tired a lot body and soul and I've had to introvert more, and I miss the people at my church, and all that, but I'm grateful it's happening.
The problem now is that I've told my husband almost nothing about it. He is very kind and supportive, but he is also an extremely literal, grounded, five senses guy. For example, he thinks chiropractors are some sort of voodoo weirdo stuff. There is no way I can tell him that I can see and heal people's past lives and imbedded traumas, and that I can sense spirits and angels all the time and all that stuff that. I've completely shut him out of this part of my life, and it is getting to be a bigger and bigger part of my life all the time. It's not fair, but the only reason I do it is because I have NO IDEA how to explain this stuff to him. I want to tell him and let him in. I just don't know how to explain it all.
Yesterday he opened up and said it's hard for him that I'm not going to our church anymore. I understand completely. If the tables were turned, I'd really be suffering. I want so much to tell him about what I'm learning. I started looking up sites that might help him understand, but I couldn't find any that weren't new age-y, or sketchy, or mystical or too far out there. For him, he'd need someone to do a story on it for NPR, then he'd believe it, but before that, I just don't think he could understand.
I've been doing distance energy work on him to prepare him to hear some of what I've been through, and today I gave him a Reiki Attunement to open him up to that kind of energy, but I still don't know where to start with information.
Do any of you know any down to earth sources that talk about spiritual awakenings? How did you tell your own families when you woke up to your own abilities and started to see the world and universe for what it is? He is such a good man and he is truly trying to be supportive even though it is causing him pain. I know if I show him websites with pictures of swirling vorticies, or chakras or people beaming magic light or crystals or anything like that, it will just freak him out. The only source I've found so far that might have appeal past empaths and mystics was the book Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd about her awakening to the Divine Feminine. At the same time, it's a book about women for women, and I'm not sure he'd be able to empathize.
I don't know. I just feel like it's important to start coming out of the spiritual closet to him, but I just don't know how. Any of you who came out with spiritual awakenings or your empath gifts to loved ones who have the opposite kinds of gifts, how did you do it?
updated by @sarah: 07/18/17 12:54:01AM