You know that something has changed, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is. Maybe you feel more connected to the world around you, but at the same time, you feel a bit disconnected from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Perhaps you are having strange dreams and intense emotions. You might even be feeling a bit lost and confused. If this sounds like you, then it’s possible that you are experiencing a spiritual awakening.
A spiritual awakening is an intense experience that will change.your.life! You’ll go through periods of profound insight, personal growth and transformation beyond anything you’ve ever encountered.
Here we’ll uncover what you can expect during your spiritual awakening, what it means and how you can manage it.
Let’s get started!
What Is A Spiritual Awakening?
A spiritual awakening is an experience of awareness beyond the egoic mind. It is a shift in perception from identification with the solid, temporal, and fragmented self to connecting with the timeless, spaceless, whole self.
In other words, we can begin to feel our existence is more than just the physical world. As people begin to integrate with this new phase of life, many look for answers beyond what can be seen and measured.
It is an inner transformation that leads to an outer transformation in how we relate to our lives, others, and the world. The process of spiritual awakening can be gradual or sudden, gentle or dramatic. It can happen through crisis or through simply paying attention to the longings of our hearts.
This spiritual journey is unique for each individual, but there are some common themes. These include surrendering attachments to limiting beliefs and identities; opening to new perspectives; transcending polarisation and judgement; experiencing shifts in energy and consciousness, and connecting with something Greater than ourselves.
Spiritual awakenings often lead to profound changes in our lives, including changes in relationships, careers, and lifestyle choices. As we open to our true nature, we naturally align with our highest purpose and begin to live more authentically.
We become more present and attuned to the subtle guidance of our intuition. As such, we begin to expand our capacity for love, compassion, and creativity. This period of rebirth can help us to discover hidden talents and abilities while we feel a deeper sense of peace, joy, and fulfilment.
What Causes A Spiritual Awakening?
Spiritual awakenings can be triggered by many different things, including meditation, prayer, fasting, exposure to new ideas, or even just a sudden moment of clarity. Once you begin to lose touch with reality, it can be difficult to tell what’s real and what’s not.
You may find yourself questioning your beliefs and assumptions, and wondering if there is more to life than what you’ve been told. This can be a confusing and overwhelming time, but it’s also a chance to discover your true identity and purpose in life.
15 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms
This great spiritual revival will lead you to a new understanding of the world and yourself. It is a process of growth and transformation that can happen at any time in your life. There is no one way to experience a spiritual awakening, and it can manifest in many different ways. Here are some of the most common that you can expect to encounter…
1. You feel like you're going crazy!
All of a sudden, you’re seeing things in a new light and your old patterns are no longer working for you. It’s as if you’ve been living in a fog and suddenly the sun has come out. You might experience anxiety and confusion as you try to make sense of all the new information that’s coming in.
But don’t worry, you’re not actually going crazy. You’re just moving into a higher state of consciousness! Trust that you will be able to navigate this new terrain and that your spiritual awakening is here to help you evolve into your highest self.
2. You have intense and strange thoughts or visions
As your consciousness expands, you may start to have intense and strange thoughts or visions. This is because you are now able to access information that was previously hidden from you. These thoughts and visions can be confusing at first, but soon you will become attuned to them.
You might even begin to see colours and light that you have never seen before. It is as though you see the beauty in everything and are programmed to the highest frequency in the universe. The higher powers will begin to share pictures and visuals that awaken your subconscious mind further.
3. You feel a deep sense of connection to the universe or a higher power
One of the most common symptoms of a spiritual awakening is a deep sense of connection to the universe or a higher power. You may feel a profound sense of love, peace and joy. This feeling is often accompanied by a sense of Oneness with all that is.
The deeper you go into your spiritual awakening, the more that you’ll feel the love of the Universe and the oneness of all things. This remarkable symptom will help you to see that you are not separate from the world but a part of it.
4. You Have A Strong Urge To Change Your Life
During your spiritual awakening, you may feel a strong urge to change your life. This is because you are no longer content with living in the same old way. You may feel called to make changes in your diet, lifestyle, relationships or career. These shifts in your life can be scary, but they are also necessary for your growth and evolution.
You may feel drawn to philanthropy as you develop more empathy for those around you. As you pursue this path you’ll feel less materialistic and worldly with your desires. Suddenly you’ll begin to ask yourself important questions such as, “Am I living my life to the fullest?” “Am I doing what matters?” “ Am I being true to myself?” As you become more present and mindful you’ll start living each day with intention and purpose.
5. You Experience Profound Insights And Spiritual Revelations
As your consciousness expands, you may start to experience profound insights and spiritual revelations. These insights can be about yourself, your life, the universe or anything else. They may be shocking, confusing or deeply comforting. Either way, they will help you to see things in a new and different way.
As you engage with the universal forces these insights may simply arise spontaneously from your own process of inner reflection. Regardless of how they come about, these thoughts can be deeply meaningful and transformational. They can help you to see yourself, others, and the world around you in a new light. In addition, they can provide valuable guidance on your journey towards spiritual enlightenment. So pay attention to the insights that come to you during your spiritual awakening — they just might change your life.
6. Your Ego Begins To Crumble
As you experience your rebirth you will realise that your identity is not what you thought it was. You may feel lost, confused and scared during this time. It’s important to remember that this is a normal part of the spiritual awakening process.
As your consciousness expands, you will start to experience a dissolution of the ego. This is because your old sense of self is no longer valid. The ego is based on separation and fear, and as you awaken to your true nature, these concepts no longer make sense. This can be a painful process, but it is also necessary for your growth and evolution.
7. You May Feel Like You Are Losing Touch With Reality
If you feel like you are adrift and disconnected from the world this is a typical symptom of a spiritual awakening. You may feel like you are losing touch with reality, your body and your physical environment. Some people report feeling like they are floating or that they are not really here. These feelings are all normal during a spiritual awakening.
When you embark on a spiritual awakening, it can feel like you’re stepping outside of reality as you know it. The world may start to look different to you, and you may no longer feel like you fit in. This can be disorienting and even scary, but it’s also an opportunity to open yourself up to new possibilities.
8. You May Have A Strong Sense Of Intuition Or Gut Feeling
When your third eye opens and you are becoming more in touch with the spiritual realm you’ll find that your intuition sharpens. You may also start to see things that you never noticed before, such as synchronicities and symbols. Your dreams may become more vivid and you may even start to receive messages from your guides or Higher Self.
All of these experiences are normal during a spiritual awakening and there is nothing to be afraid of. Just go with the flow and enjoy the journey! Who knows, you may even discover some hidden gifts along the way.
9. You May Start Hearing Voices, Or Receiving Messages About The Future
A spiritual awakening can be a life-changing event. It can cause you to see things in a new light, start hearing voices, or even get insights about the future. While some people may find these experiences to be unnerving, they can also be incredibly empowering.
After all, what could be more exciting than receiving guidance from a higher power? Whether you’re just starting to explore your spirituality, or you’ve been on a spiritual journey for years, there’s no doubt that a spiritual awakening can be a powerful experience. Listen intently to the guidance you receive and take in the golden nuggets of wisdom that the universe has to offer.
10. You May Become More Sensitive To Other People's Energy
When you experience a spiritual awakening, it can be like a light switch has been turned on inside of you. All of a sudden, you become more aware of energy and the feelings of others. This heightened awareness can cause you to feel things more deeply. You might find yourself feeling emotions more intensely, both good and bad.
You might also start to pick up on the energy of others, feeling their joys and pains as if they were your own. This can be both a blessing and a curse, as it can make you feel incredibly connected to others but also overwhelmed by their emotions.
11. You May Feel A Stronger Connection To Nature And The Universe
A spiritual awakening is a powerful moment when you feel a deep connection to nature and the universe. It’s a time when you see things differently, feel more connected to the life force energy around you, and have a greater understanding of your place in the universe.
You’ll notice wildlife and flora and appreciate the remarkable beauty that the natural world has to offer. You may feel like you are part of something much larger than yourself. This can be a very powerful experience. It can also be very illuminating.
12. You May Experience Profound Changes In Your Beliefs And Values System
When you experience a spiritual awakening, it can often feel like your whole world is turned upside down. Every belief and value you hold dear is called into question, and you may find yourself questioning everything you thought you knew. This can be a confusing and overwhelming time, but it can also be incredibly liberating.
As you let go of your old beliefs and values, you open yourself up to new possibilities and ways of thinking. You may find that your spiritual awakening leads you to adopt new beliefs and values that are more in alignment with your true self. In many cases, these changes can be profoundly life-changing, and they can help you to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
13. You Question Everything
Following on from the previous point, as you embark on your spiritual awakening everything around you will come into question. There is no greater feeling than opening your eyes after a long sleep and finally seeing the world again.
When you question the world around you you will stumble upon answers you didn’t expect to receive. You can discover who you truly are and what you are meant to do in this life. We can find our purpose and connect with something larger than ourselves.
14. You May Find It Harder To Relate To People Who Don’t Share Your Spiritual Beliefs Or Experiences
When you have a spiritual awakening, you may find it harder to relate to people who don’t share your spiritual beliefs or experiences. As you tap into the frequency of enlightenment your perspective shifts in such a way that you see the world and everyone in it differently. You may become more aware of the interconnectedness of all things and the inherent goodness in all people.
You may also come to realise that we are not limited by the physical world and that there is much more to life than what meets the eye. As a result of these insights, we may find it difficult to relate to those who are still caught up in the mundane world and who have not yet experienced a spiritual awakening.
However, if you can open your heart and mind, you will see that there is so much more that binds us together than what divides us. You will come to realise that, regardless of our differences, we are all on a journey to uncovering our true nature and purpose.
15. Your Life Purpose Or Mission May Become Clearer To You
During this time, you may become aware of your true purpose or mission. This is a time of great transcendence and is also incredibly exciting. You may find yourself drawn to new spiritual practices or ideologies, and you may feel a need to make major changes in your life.
However, these changes will ultimately lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life. So, if you are lucky enough to experience a spiritual awakening, embrace the process and trust that it will lead you to your highest good.
What Should I Do If I'm Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer for what you should do if you’re experiencing a spiritual awakening. However, there are some general guidelines that can be helpful. First and foremost, it’s important to be gentle with yourself. This is a process of self-discovery, so allow yourself the time and space to explore. Great change and growth are on the horizon, so allow yourself to adjust.
It’s also important to pay attention to your intuition and listen to your inner voice. Trust that you will know what steps to take next. Follow your own path, even if it takes you in unexpected directions. The higher powers know what is best for you, surrender and let them assist you during your spiritual transformation.
It helps try grounding activities and exercises to help you maintain balance. Grounding yourself will help you feel more connected to your body and the world around you. There are many ways to ground yourself, such as:
- Eating healthy foods
- Drinking plenty of water
- Getting enough sleep
- Spending time in nature
- Doing yoga
- Reading spiritual books and blogs (like this one!)
As you move through your spiritual awakening, you may find yourself feeling disconnected from the world around you. You may feel like you’re floating outside of your body, separate from the ground beneath your feet. This can be a disorienting experience. However, there is something you can do to help you feel more connected to the physical world.
Try standing barefoot on the earth or sitting on the ground with your back against a tree. Take some deep breaths and feel the solidity of the earth beneath you. As you connect with the physical world around you, you’ll begin to feel more grounded and centred in your experience. This will help to anchor yourself in the present moment and ease some of the anxiety that comes with spiritual awakening.
Remember that you are not alone in this journey, don’t be afraid to reach out for support from others who are on a similar journey. There are many others who have walked (or are walking) this path before who can help and guide you as you. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them for help or connect with others here in The Lightworker community!
This is a beautiful and transformative time in your life. Embrace it with open arms and an open heart. Are you going through a spiritual awakening? Tell us your story in the comments below!