For many, their experience of limerence is the portal to a period of significant spiritual growth.

Many similarities exist between the symptoms of limerence and those of a  Kundalini awakening which is described as follows:

  • The intensity of the experience can consume our whole being
  • We can find it impossible to cope at an everyday level
  • Our inner world can take over and blur confusingly with the outer
  • We can have unusual physical pains and sensations and find it impossible to sleep
  • We can experience a roller-coaster of powerful emotions
  • There can be a sense of everything falling away, including our sense of self in an ego-death, albeit usually temporarily
  • There may be ego-inflation; for example, we may believe that we are the reincarnation of Jesus or Mary
  • Thinking can become confused as the rational mind desperately tries to make sense of what is going on, resulting in psychotic-type elements
  • Symbolism and mythological themes become very meaningful for us, for example, sacred union or marriage, the battle of good versus evil, etc
  • Meaningful coincidences, known as synchronicity, often become more frequent
  • We might see unusual things, such as past-life flashbacks in our mind’s eye or spirits
  • We can experience sudden and strong energies, either as our own life force energy is spontaneously released or with the powerful inrush of spiritual energies

Here is a link to an interesting discussion on the link between limerence and spiritual emergence at 


David qualified as a Medical Doctor (GMC number 2941565) in 1984 from St. Thomas’ hospital, London. He obtained his GP and family planning certification. In 1999 he left medicine to set up docleaf, a leading Crisis Management and Trauma Psychology Consultancy. He has experience as a hypnotherapist and holds a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London and is currently studying for an advance diploma in executive coaching.

David spends part of his time as an executive coach and running docleaf leadership which works with CEO’s and other C suite leaders in helping them develop and grow.

David has written extensively about limerence, sex and love addiction as well as trauma and PTSD. His interest in romantic relationships led him to set up, a support forum to help those impacted by this debilitating condition.

David is passionate about men’s work and his mission in life is to help people become more conscious by teaching and helping others and continuing his own self-development. He is actively involved in volunteering with the ManKind Project charity which helps men live their lives with more integrity, honesty and taking more personal responsibility.

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