The Nine Stages of Spiritual Transformation: Stage Three

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.

Wayne Dyer


My Current Read has been discussing the nine stages of spiritual transformation as presented by Penney Peirce in frequency: the Power of Personal Vibration. We will focus on the third stage today. Please refer to previous posts to read about the first two stages.

Peirce says in the third stage “the personal-collective subconscious mind empties”.  In this phase, repressed memories surface revealing negative and limiting beliefs.  You may experience “shame, grief, terror, hatred, [or] the dark  corners of your psyche”.  Polar beliefs are revealed:  good-bad, black-white, male-female, young-old, winner-loser, life-death.

You may feel like you are going crazy as this can be a rather disruptive point in life as relationships, jobs and things we cling to begin to unravel.  Chaos abounds.

In essence, you are clearing the low frequencies, while learning to raise your personal vibration.

As I look back, I can see how I’ve gone through this stage several times, clearing more each experience.  Early on there was the heaving, sobbing cry as I finally came face to face with the fear, anger and shame from having been sexually abused.  Fortunately for me, a friend, an older woman, was there for me, making it safe to feel whatever came up.

Several years later, I saw the Titanic, with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.  For some reason, this movie hit a deep pain within me.  Of course, I cried at the end of the movie, but the tears continued to flow for another three hours.  The second time I saw the movie resulted in the same experience.

I experienced deep cleansing tears.

Peirce explains that as “you reach the crescendo of this clearing phase… , life can become intense and chaotic and sometimes hopeless”.  Because the old ways are no longer working, you may feel stuck.

That is exactly how I felt until not so long ago.  After having worked hard and endlessly on my goal to enter medical school and after all the sacrifices I had endured while I worked full time and made good grade in all my science courses, I was stuck at the MCAT.

I knew I had to step away and give myself some time to figure out whether I really wanted to attend medical school.  I had been questioning this for the previous two years, but dismissed the thoughts as just fear.

A month later, I read The Maya End Times by Patricia Mercier.  The story of her spiritual adventure deeply resonated with me and soon I was booked for a spiritual retreat in Peru with Kathy Doore.

Returning from Peru, I began searching for my purpose; I was clear that medical school was not the direction for me.  However, nothing was coming together. I began to feel like a real loser as I went from one unfulfilled goal to the next.  As everything came to a head, I bemoaned to my family and close friends how  I hated my life, I hated where I lived, and how nothing was working for me no matter what I did.

I felt trapped and depressed.

But as you persist, you find you possess the courage needed to complete this phase and things begin to turn around.

Not two weeks later, my life began to move in a positive direction.  All at once, the things I had been learning (personally, spiritually, and educationally) began to reveal direction and purpose.  I was even led to my home.  How different I feel today.  I am clear that the change I want is abundantly available to me.

As always, we welcome your stories.

We will continue to explore Peirce’s remaining stages of spiritual transformation in future posts.

About Penney Peirce:

“Penney Peirce is an internationally respected clairvoyant empath and intuition development trainer known for her common sense approach to developing expanded human capacities, heightened perception, and spirituality.  She’s trained and counseled business and government leaders, scientists, psychologists, and those on the spiritual path since 1977.  She is the author of The Intuitive Way and The Present Moment. “

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