From another thread …
Few things dissipate spiritual perceptions faster than trying to have some control over them.
A spiritual perception is simply a falling away or softening of the ego/identity or selfish self. A spiritual practice is the means we develop to allow it them to freely unfold beyond the limitations of what we have habitually clung to, rejected or otherwise ignored.
The guide to the different kinds of spiritual experiences needs only to say to relate to them meditatively, no differently than you would with any other arising, existing and departing phenomena.
When we begin our practice. We are too hard on ourselves, our practice, others efforts etc. How do we loosen up, as so well described above? Some examples:
Any other examples?