These attachments can become very cloying, like some old skin that must be shed. At this transitional phase, this time of rebirth or awakening, big mistakes are commonly and often made by the awakening soul. There is a tendency in most to be impatient. Out of this impatience, many many souls make the mistake of hijacking the process of awakening with so-called "leaps of faith" and "change your-self" endeavours. The process did not begin that way, it just 'happened', but now the impatient soul wants it to happen as quickly as possible. And so, many try to force it by changing their external world -- changing their garb, changing how they speak, changing their habitat, and sometimes, changing their name.
What effect do these changes have on the awakening process? They confuse. But the poignant error here is the divergence of the soul away from the relatively unconscious process of awakening into the self-conscious attempt to change themselves.
"But the poignant error here is the divergence of the soul away from the relatively unconscious process of awakening into the self-conscious attempt to change themselves."
It is not that such changes are not on the drawing board of the angelic beings that are ministering to the awakening hu-man while the Father Spirit inside of soul gains leverage over hu's deep mind. It is, rather, that such changes are the result of hu's re-emergence into reality. The changes cannot be used to cause the awakening...they obviously did not cause it to begin, and they cannot be used to foster its completion.
In due time hu will adopt those changes appropriate to the new and real identity of self as an ascendant being on the planet of birth into the cosmos. Such changes may involve a change of garb (clothes, hairstyle, jewelry, face-paint), a change of diet, a change of occupation, a change of social circle, and maybe even a change of name. The biggest changes are those that have happened in hu's heart, the change from misery to joy, agitation to peace, fearfulness to friendliness, animalistic survival in the herd to the vision of immortality. These are the changes that the Father Himself achieve by gaining leverage over your thoughts. By speaking out the divine thoughts within and then following naturally through with the actions associated with such words, hu cocreates hu's own true life, the life of the semi-spirit soul inside hu-self.