In this blog, I aim to help you to understand what it is and what some of the signs may be.
What is the meaning of ‘spiritual awakening’? When we undergo a spiritual awakening, we literally “wake up” to life. We begin to question our old beliefs, habits, and social conditioning, and see that there is much more to life than what we have been taught.
You might find yourself asking questions such as, “Why am I here?” “What is the purpose of my life?” and other critical questions about life and its purpose. Spiritual awakenings often bring up deep and highly significant questions within us that we have been putting off asking or have been too scared to touch. So, why do spiritual awakenings happen in the first place?
Spiritual awakenings happen as a natural product of your soul evolving, expanding, and maturing. Just as everything in life grows, so too does our connection with our souls.
The more you connect to your soul, the more you experience transformation. Quite often, the spiritual awakening process can feel painful and disturbing at first. The feeling that your life does not make sense anymore is the result of having all your former beliefs, desires, and paradigms challenged.
However, I can promise you that it is worth it. The more you work with your soul and this expansion and embody it the more you will find inner peace and happiness. What are the signs that this is happening to you?
You start to desire meaning and purpose.
You may deeply desire to find the meaning of your life. You will have no idea what your purpose is, but you want to find it desperately. There is a sense that something is “missing” inside of you. It is like you know there is a missing piece of the puzzle. For me, this came in strongly after the birth of my first child. At a time, when I “should” have felt deep happiness and joy, I was left questioning those feelings. This probably had something to do with the traumatic birth, but I will not bore you with that.
You begin asking deep questions.
You may have questions such as “Why am I here?” “What is the purpose of this? You may also begin thinking more philosophically. This was the case with me. I was not fulfilled by my work as a Lawyer and as I looked at my life generally, I was really beginning to soul search.
You realise that a lot of what you have been taught is not true for you.
You start to see how beliefs, feelings, and values are not actually your own, but other peoples or inherited from your culture and ancestors. Ah this is a good one. The beliefs and values you went along with suddenly do not seem right for you. That is because your soul knows that they are not your true beliefs.
You feel completely lost and alone.
Nothing in your life seems to make sense anymore. You feel as though you are wandering through a sort of void. You may feel completely alone and cut off from people. You may even struggle to relate to those you once felt close to. As you start to see deeper meaning in everything, and you realise that you are not on the same page as many of your friends and relatives. Do not let that put you off though there are more friends to be made and often your old ones just are not where you are yet. I have come to realise that as we grow, sometimes we “outgrow” certain people and situations and that is ok.
You are feeling more sensitive.
This is when everything impacts you more. You may feel the energy of others more strongly, the pain of your loved ones more intensely, and the difficulties in life deeper than ever before. At the same time, though, you feel a deeper connection with animals and nature. You start feeling more at home within the natural world. You crave peace. This is hard and beautiful at the same time, and, in time, you can learn how to protect and ground your energy.
Your intuition seems heightened.
You will begin to listen to the still, small voice within. In fact, that voice will become louder. You may start to (and you should) allow it to guide your decisions and you may receive messages from your unconscious mind. You may even encounter your Spirit Guides, Angels, or other spiritual helpers. Eventually, you will start to uncover your hidden spiritual gifts and talents because of this new connection to your inner depths. This is joyous. You just KNOW you are not alone.
You may feel there is more synchronicity.
As you start to become conscious of the many signs that life brings to you. You may even experience mystical experiences if you have not already. As you open to your soul’s authenticity, so you open to more things happening to you which are in alignment.
Now, this is not for the faint hearted, but it is worth it. If you are struggling, let me help you.