Y'now I kinda feel bad about it now, but I didn't know a thing about eastern philosophy, and such back then, and never understood things like Zuko's fever, or the guru's meaning. And thanks to book 3, and the comics people are always joking about how Zuko falls into an "angst coma" if he does the right thing. It's sad to see these important things reduced to mere jokes thanks to Bryke.:( Also lots of people saw Zuko's tea shop behavior as ooc, what do you think of that?
Oh, I so agree. It does bother me that people think that his fever was just something random that the writers of the show made up that could be interpreted to mean anything. But no. It was something very specific. It’s not an angst coma, lol. I also find it sad that people think tea shop Zuko was OOC. If anything, I thought that was the REAL Zuko coming back for the first time. The beautiful prince he was always meant to be. Who he really was, and who he would have been if he had not been abused. I always saw Zuko’s real personality as being like that, ever since Book 1. That was what The Storm was all about. How could it be OOC? I didn’t find his happiness weird or “creepy” at all. Or the slightest bit disingenuous. Some say he was just trying to convince himself that he was happy, but he wasn’t. I understand why people think that. What else are people going to think when he goes bad right afterwards? Of course his mood will look fake. But it wasn’t. Zuko was just opening his chakras like Aang was and experiencing the natural result.
Symptoms of Awakening
This website explains it well.
The process of a Spiritual Awakening is not always positive, it is the deconstruction of the old self stripping away the layers of the karmic shell to be reborn into the new evolved consciousness. It is the metamorphosis of the soul and the transcendence of the Ego. In many forms it is the concept of going through Ego Death.
Once the Kundalini has Awakened our subconscious or shadow self breaks through into our Reality. We are not only faced with our worst fears but we are faced with the crumpling sense that the truth of what we conceive of reality is shattered. The worst thing that can happen to a person is the realization that everything within our reality is an illusion, it can even be so strong as to drive a person mad.
However a Kundalini awakening or Spiritual Awakening is the crumpling away of truth into the awakening of mental clarity. It will not only feel like an identity crisis but the things you once loved will turn into what you no longer desire. You may lose your job, your house, your loved ones, perhaps even your family as the old you goes through a process of being reborn. What was once hidden from you will be revealed upon awakening…Once you are able to face your own internal darkness, you will once again find the infinite light within your soul. True clarity begins once the walls of your old reality start falling all around you and you begin to see the world with new senses.
•Dark Night of the soul – The Dark night of the Soul is a natural part of awakening, it is the shedding away of our old skin. It’s the ripping apart of the old soul to be reborn into the New evolved consciousness. There appears to be more chaos that enters into your life as the old you encounters the resistance of Letting go. A desire to hold onto the old you, building a resistance of Letting go which causes more and more entropy within your daily life. A Dark night of the soul creates an isolation with those around us, everything begins to rip apart within our reality, our friends, our family, and those we love most we feel we can’t connect anymore. We feel an inability to connect because the universe is asking us to look more inward and question ourselves,our reality and what is our purpose here. It is usually triggered by a dark event surrounding Loss such as death, a bad breakup, loss of a job, loss of a house, rape, illness, etc. A cataclysm that triggers the destruction of the Ego as our subconscious breaks through. It gives us a look behind our own face into our worst fears and insecurities. It is about facing our dark night of the soul to get to the infinite light of our being.
•Body Temperature Changes – Having a hot flash in the middle of winter may seem a bit strange for just about anyone who isn’t menopausal but that is exactly what it can feel like! It literally feels as if a rapid energy surge goes through you causing your body temperature to change abruptly from being very cold to extremely hot in the blink of an eye. This is usually due to the change in energy from the body, a strange feeling to encounter but it passes just as quickly as it came.
•Vivid dreams/Prophetic Dreams – Our consciousness is shifting between dimensional states which is impacting our subconscious dream state, the spirit world and the material reality are intertwining a lot more than we ever realized possible. Prophetic Dreams and Lucid Dreaming start becoming more common.
•Feeling Disconnected – Your consciousness is wanting you to look within for answers instead of always looking outside of yourself and your external reality. As your frequency shifts, your interests and relationships will change, you attract what you are after all. Your old friendships and relationships will fall away for more soulful aligned relationships.We are releasing our karmic bonds into our soul family. Sometimes we have to let go in order to grow and evolve.
Guru Pathik: The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation.
•Moments of Elation – Once Awakened you begin to feel more at peace with yourself and your reality. This creates moments of bliss and euphoria by realizing you are seeing over the illusions of separation by knowing that you are never alone.
•A new sense of Oneness – Once Awakened you embrace a deep spiritual connection you feel towards all beings on earth, an increase in compassion and empathy towards others. You start to see yourself in the eyes of others and feel from their own perspective.
•Looking Younger. – As you clear emotional issues, release limiting beliefs and heavy baggage from the past, you are actually lighter. Your frequency is oscillating higher than before and you begin to feel not only healthier but more lively than ever before. You love yourself, appreciate life more and have a general peace of mind about reality. You begin to resemble the perfect you that you really are, beautiful inside and out.
•Moving into the Heart center – This one technically fits into Emotions but it is a Mental Shift of consciousness. What happens is your perception shifts from a very dualistic sense of past and future thinking into an empathetic compassionate desire where you begin operating from your heart center. The heart center is ruled by the present moment or our feelings. This enables you to go through a process of teeter totting back and forth between the heart and the mind which can feel like you’re on the bipolar emotional trainwreck express. It isn’t easy but the process of this is to unify the heart and mind together as one.
•Ego Death – Not as rare as it used to be but the total death of the Ego can happen and be a very life changing moment within a person’s life. It is the point of seeing beyond the illusions of reality and the infinite connection that we all embrace. We cannot rid ourselves of the Ego but we can understand the origin of the Ego and how it transforms our Awakening.
•Zero Tolerance for Lower Energy – You are drained, you cannot stomach certain people anymore and being around them brings you down further. There is an innate desire to surround yourself around “like-minded” people and healthy relationships. You simply cannot tolerate lower vibrational environments, duality behavior or toxic unhealthy relationships any longer. Your body is longing to move away from 3d dualistic concepts completely, now you are in alignment with the higher energies of the New Paradigm.
•Feeling Lost/Confused/having an Identity Crisis – This is not only just a feeling of loneliness, it is a feeling of confusion about what is truth and what is real. It becomes not only hard to relate to others but there is a deep sadness when everyone around you no longer understands you. An isolation builds where you can no longer understand yourself, who you are, what is your path or reality itself. It is the essence of Dissociation, where you feel completely disconnected from reality and those around you. It also may even bring up the thought that your entire life is not real or that the entirety of existence is a fabrication. There becomes a deep fear that you cannot deal with material reality as everyone around you is still in illusion. A dark time that is positive in form, this is where the Ego starts losing it’s bearings over your consciousness
A Desire to find your Soulmate – Symbolically this is a desire to find your divine soul essence of yourself, our masculine to our feminine or vice versa, this has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with Kundalini. You desire to find Your Twin flame, your Divine Counterpart or whatever you want to call it because you attract what you are! When the Heart Center is open and healed we’re able to find the unconditional love within ourselves again. This will cause your will to attract that love outside of yourself, pure unconditional true love.
•Strong Nostalgia – You become very reflective of the past, not just memories of the past but all of your past lives. When the body releases and lets go of what no longer serves them, they open a door into understanding their hidden memories. People also feel like they miss home or have a desire to go “home” which in reality is the body’s way of telling you that you are missing your higher self or your higher mind.
•Wanting to Release the Old You – You suddenly have no desire to go shopping even though you used to be a shoe junkie, you can’t stand hanging out with your friends at the clubs anymore and you are flat out tired of being treated the same way your old self used to behave. You are so done with your old material patterns that you might as well put a fork in yourself. “Out with the old, in with the new” as they say, your old material patterns and habits don’t resonate anymore with your frequency and it’s starting to exhaust you. The constant feeling of being tired of old habits or old thinking patterns means you are moving away from 3rd dimensional thinking and playing the victim within your life. This means drama, duality, polarities, past/future thinking and the feeling of “really not wanting to be “here” anymore” are moving away from your life. In reality your old soul is dying, you are losing the grips of the old world and are ready to enter into new evolved consciousness of your spirit being born.
•Jitteriness – This is an overwhelming urge to do “something” and take action but not quite sure what it is, some call this their “mission”, others just feel that reality itself is changing from the inside out. That feeling as if something big is coming…The big galactic shift. The big change that is coming is you.
Jasmine is known in India as the “Queen of the night” and is associated with the Moon and the rituals of magic and healing. The essential oil is very uplifting, allowing one to access the deepest layers of the soul and its repressed emotional pain. Jasmine enhance intuitive powers and our connection to the Universe. Jasmine has a sweet, floral aroma, yet it is very powerful in stimulating all of the senses.
In India and throughout the Himalayas region, jasmine is a sacred flower associated with love, sensuality and spiritual awakening: garlands of jasmine flowers are offered to Hindu deities such as Kama, the god of love, and given to bridal couples to ensure their love lasts. Jasmine’s wonderful ability to calm the mind and bring balance to turbulent emotions has created a strong basis for the many spiritual uses of jasmine oil in South Asia.
When employed in meditation, a common spiritual use of jasmine oil is to balance the body’s chakras—collection points of energy throughout the body in Hindu and Buddhist practice. As an anointing oil, jasmine is used to faciltate the opening of the third eye chakra, as well as the sacral chakra. The third eye chakra, located in the forehead, is associated with the pineal gland—the symbolic seat of wisdom, imagination, creativity, and clairvoyance. As you might expect, the sacral chakra, located around the sacrum or tailbone, is associated with sensuality, being in touch with the physical body, and being comfortable in one’s own skin. Jasmine oil tends to be quite yang, meaning it encourages outwardly directed energy, helping the practitioner to put themselves forward and be more confident in who they are.