Ego Death, also known as psychic death, was first coined by Carl Gustav Jung. It refers to when a person loses all sense of identity for a brief or prolonged period, peeling away layers to reveal a connection to a more universal sense of self. It is often held as the highest test of spiritual elevation and transformation, so much so that psychonauts seek to hack into this transcended state using psychedelics. Ego death is often seen during growth periods that are related to stages in personal psychic development. Often this state of uncertainty is an indication that a person is about to take step int their personal growth and awareness.
When a person awakens to their psychic abilities, it can be a bumpy, even painful experience. Although many of us are born with this awareness, few are fortunate enough to have a supportive structure that fosters the development of psychic abilities. Even with support, learning psychic tools, meditation, and participating in regular reading and healing circles is integral to developing and refining skills. Working with others in a facilitated group environment with trained teachers is both supportive and enjoyable. Enrolling in a clairvoyant training program not only strengthens your ability but your reputation.
Awakening is an intensely personal process that may include an increase in psychic awareness. Acscension is when a spirit is trancending to new heights of awareness and a sense that one is moving from everyday 3-dimensional reality to 4th and 5th-dimensional states of reality. This levelling up may actually be a levelling out or over as it is believed that these dimensions exist parallel and simultaneously. Regardless of what perspective you take, the awakening process may create deep transformation. This may be nurtured and developed through meditation and using psychic tools.