On the physical plane, Earth has begun its own spiritual awakening – the process of moving from a fear-based environment to a love-based environment. Although right now, everything can appear rather chaotic, that’s the process – and it gets worse before it gets better. I believe the worst is behind us. A spiritual awakening is happening all around us and within us right now!
ARE YOU ALLOWING IT? OR HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO REMAIN ASLEEP?
An ever-increasing number of people have chosen to awaken spiritually! This awakening of our connection to divine energy happens differently for everyone. For some people, it can be a slow and steady process, while for or others it is a spontaneous spiritual awakening.
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli
As I mentioned, real spiritual awakening is not all sunshine and rainbows. It can involve removing some very ugly, and painful trapped negative emotions and energies from our past. With your continued newfound awareness, allow for these old karmic energies to be released and replaced with the light. Resistance to moving forward causes depression or pain – a physical manifestation of the energetic resistance.
By going with the flow, we allow a beautiful spiritual awakening within us and ultimately add to the positive collective vibration of the Universe. This process allows us to live our best life and embrace the power of positivity available to us at all times through divine energy.
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” ~ John O’Donohue
Over the years, I have been experiencing a steady, very intense spiritual awakening. My life has completely transformed in every area! Life is truly AMAZING! I have connected with the essence of my true self. As I research and talk to others about their spiritual awakening, I find that we all share very similar characteristics and events.
However, some people are experiencing an awakening and don’t even know it. I decided to intentionally create this outline of the most common signs you may be experiencing a spiritual awakening so that you can more purposefully direct your energy to the growth and expansion of it.
Please do add to the conversation in the comments below if you have anything you want to contribute.
Spiritual Awakening Checklist:
1. YOU’RE CREATING NEW BELIEF SYSTEMS.
Do you hold the same beliefs today that you had 5 or 10 years ago?
Everyone who experiences a spiritual awakening releases old belief systems and ways of living. We begin to think outside the box and question our physical reality that we once thought was “normal”.
We feel more comfortable breaking social norms and embracing freedom. Because we all have free will, and as we begin to spiritually awaken, we realize that we may have not been exercising that right as freely as we could have in the past.
For some of us, we escaped a mental prison. But as we evolve in our spiritual journey we realize the mental prison was wide open the whole time.
When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free. ~ Kristi Bowman
2. YOU WANT MORE FREEDOM AND LESS “STUFF”
You’ve been finding peace in living more simply. Instead of buying more and filling every corner of your house with material possessions, you find yourself cleaning out old things and selling or donating them.
You have decided that less is more. This allows the heavy burden of “stuff” to be released from your physical life, but in doing so, it also creates an energetic release of old “stuff”. Afterward, the feeling of lightness is profound that we (consciously or subconsciously) do it more often until we find we own less and have less desire to buy more.
True love and happiness cannot be found in things or from having more. Everlasting happiness comes from within.
Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. ~ Osho
3. A SUDDEN DESIRE OR CHANGE IN A JOB OR CAREER.
You’re being called to fulfill your life purpose right now. Are you listening?
Most people experiencing spiritual awakening have experienced a change in job or career. If you haven’t, you probably have a deep burning desire to do so. Are you allowing fear to hold you back?
Let go of any resistance, step out in faith and just do it. You don’t have to know all the details right now. That’s the secret in life! We aren’t always supposed to know all the little details – the Universe and divine energy takes care of that for us.
If you’ve already done this, you probably are loving life right now! Your new transition was probably not easy, but well worth it. Keep going, you’ll continue to be called to step up and be more. The Universe LOVES healthy expansion!
4. YOU FIND YOURSELF DRAWN TO INSPIRATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
During your spiritual awakening, you are being guided towards your best self. Who we are and who we are going to be can be seen in our daily habits. As we are drawn to the light, we look to surround ourselves with inspiration, positivity, and personal development activities. This could be in a physical or spiritual form. For example, you may be drawn to reading self-help books, practicing yoga, meditation, praying, attending personal development seminars, running, walking, going to church, listening to podcasts, and more. Embrace these opportunities as they will help you to learn, to grow, and to see new perspectives.
“Live to learn to love.
Learn to love to live.
Love to live to learn
so that you may live the life that you yearn.”
~ Rico Dasheem
5. DEEP DESIRE TO CONNECT WITH NATURE MORE
We are drawn to nature because it is part of us. It allows us to step away from the material world we have built up and truly connect with divine energy, our higher power, God, Source, the Universe (insert your divine power of choice).
Nature also speaks and communicates to us if we listen closely. This is a relationship anyone can build and people who have a spiritual awakening do just that. We are only really beginning to understand our deep connection with nature.
6. YOU EXPERIENCE UNUSUAL SLEEP PATTERNS.
Some people who are experiencing a spiritual awakening have trouble falling asleep. What is going on inside keeps you awake. It’s a burning desire and some people know how to direct that energy while others aren’t sure and this is what is primarily keep you awake at night. Most report that they either have trouble falling asleep or they awaken at early hours, such as 2:00 and 4:00 AM.
If you’re experiencing unusual sleep patterns, it’s okay. Just don’t lay there and worry. There’s a lot of work going on within you. It’s a natural process. The best thing to do is go do whatever it is that is calling you to do – for some it is writing, and for others it is painting, working out, and more.
All in all, it’s best to just go back to sleep, but if you can’t go back to sleep, try playing music on your phone or stereo. I use an app on my phone that has meditations and binaural beats. It’s very healing and I fall right to sleep. Lavender, melatonin or even a quick glass of wine helps too (tips from my 82-year-old grandma).
7. YOU HAVE INCREASED SELF TALK AND/OR TALK WITH YOUR CREATOR.
Although we don’t all admit it, to some degree we all do a little “self-talk.” It helps us to make sense of what is going on. At times we can be our own therapist. It’s actually very healthy because only YOU truly know what YOU need. It’s an illusion that we think we need to ask someone outside of ourselves.
If you’re going through a spiritual awakening, you’ll find yourself doing even more self-talk. When you are alone, you may be chattering away with yourself for minutes at a time, maybe even more. It’s okay – you aren’t crazy!
A new level of communication is taking place within you.
You are allowing yourself access to your higher self – the part of you that truly knows all the answers to your own path. This is the extension of you that is connected to divine energy. The best thing to do is to continue to allow it. The conversations will increase, and they will become more fluid, more coherent and more insightful. If you find yourself getting philosophical, then write it down or record it and listen to it later. Free, highly insightful therapy at it’s best.
8. EXPERIENCING SYNCHRONICITY
Have you ever been able to take a step back from your life and look at it as if it were a movie? In doing so, you are often able to see how each special experience in life always leads to another. They are connected in a web of life. While these events called synchronicity have always been happening, more recently, your spiritual awakening has made you aware of the connectedness that is going on around you.
Synchronicity is the experience of meaningful, related events that are unlikely to be mere coincidence. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s.
These synchronizations have meaning; they are usually guiding us to are the best path, but sometimes they are just giving us a reminder that we are on the right path. “Hello wonderful being, you’re doing an AMAZING job!”
Synchronicity commonly reveals itself in number sequences around us, because numerology is deeply woven into creation. You may see number patterns like 11:11, 111, 333, 555, etc. They are each unique to our own path and circumstances. I personally have experienced this starting when I was 16 – the beginning of my spiritual awakening. Well-known, best selling author and spiritual teacher, Doreen Virtue also believes we are being guided by numbers.
When we truly understand the powerful meaning and importance of synchronicity in our life, we can use it to propel us forward and make better decisions. Synchronicity is always guiding us, it’s up to us to pay attention!
We are all connected! As we experience our own individual spiritual awakening, we realize we are not defined by our physical body. We are so much more and our energy extends outside of us. Every person, place, and thing is in our lives for a reason – we have drawn it to us in some way.
This connectedness creates a deep internal knowledge that we are a part of everything and everything is a part of us. We are a part of our local community as much as we are a part of the cosmos.