What steps are necessary to take after such a powerful revelation? How does one cope?
Have some breakfast :)
I don’t mean that to be rude or a smartass. I literally mean just sit down and take in the new perspective, maybe over a bagel or some tea. Dwell on the things for a minute before figuring out how to go about the rest of your day; in a sense, the rest of your life.
My process starts with an awareness of my body, how it is distributed in my bed. This is closely followed by my becoming aware of the level of physical (including sexual) arousal and the need to eat, the need to drink. Occasionally a sense of panic pervades with thoughts of where am I and what else I have arranged or committed to do…… I find I am able to accept all these feelings and sensations as just a process. mx:))
You become depressed. Then, over the course of due time, become a little less depressed. Given the current state of affairs humanity, as a result of conventional social ontology, is a very disparaging scene. I have managed to find some sort of value studying philosophy and pursuing creative arts. I hope you can find your own coping mechanism.
Do you mean literally as in body function or metaphorically in a philosophical spiritual sense? Because I never considered my dreams to be powerful revelations. I’d say we exist in multiple realities, it is why we are each different and the same, it is why we have strengths and weakness; a shark is King in his domain but it is dinner outside of it, and that is how our realities work.
My experience came without me actually acknowledging or knowing that i was on some sort of spiritual journey. i had all the right ingredients but i had no idea what kind of cake i was baking! That made for a very harsh impact on my physical health over the past year and i am still dealing with lots of problems, especially my digestive system because of the stress i put this body through… so that could be one possibility. i could go into a lot more details on the physical metamorphosis aspect if you’re interested.
i think that people confuse an awakening with just a higher level of awareness because when you are truly connected with the truth there is no wondering or questioning about what you are supposed to do next. The split second the spark ignites you will feel your purpose, you feel the truth. There is also this incredible sense of remembering and the light from that one spark connects all of the dots you have plotted along your path in this life time and you know you finally have an answers or at least tangible explanations of the things you have known for so long.
With that said, its just another plot on your path. The next step that is necessary is simply to hold the trust/truth/light and stay tuned in and everything will literally fall into place. There is a sort of responsibility or a devotion that i feel is easily overlooked in some cases because of whatever influence that is present for their individual life. i also have experienced a lot of rapid change, intense dreams with EXTREME amounts of reassurance and guidance (you really need to look at the symbolism and analysis of them, they aren’t always literal interpretation) , a lot of intensity from relationships (positive and harsh/extreme neediness) which led me really feel the need to detach and let go even farther than i had imagined.
Remember that each of us are to have our own experience and some will benefit more from a lack of preparedness and some will need to make all the preparations they can to make it smooth. Always remember that the Universe has a great sense of humor, everything that i see coming up on my path almost always manifests in the most random or ironic ways possible which just brings me laughter.