11 Signs You May Be Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

11 Signs You May Be Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

On the physical plane, Earth has begun it’s own spiritual awakening – the process of moving from a fear based 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 different 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

spiritual awakening 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 new found 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 intently create this outline of the most common signs  you may be experiencing a spiritual awakening, so that you can more purposely direct your energy to the growth and expansion of it.  Please do add to the conversation in the comments below if you have one you can add. 🙂


Spiritual Awakening Checklist:

spirituality1. 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. We all have free will and as we begin to spiritually awaken more and more we realize that we may have not been exercising that right as freely as we could.
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 ever 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”. Afterwards 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 a spiritual awakening have experienced a changed in job or career. If you haven’t, you probably have a deep burning desire to.  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 continued 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 the form of physical or spiritual. For example, you may be drawn to reading self help books, practicing yoga, meditation, praying, personal development seminars, running, walking, going to church, listening to audio books, etc.

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

spiritual-awakening5. 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 name 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. We are only really beginning to understand our deep connection with nature. Over the years, Bill Moyers has spoken with many of the world’s leading authors, philosophers and theologians about their spiritual connection to nature and all it entails.

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 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.

All in all, it’s best to just go back to sleep. If you can’t go back to sleep, try playing music. 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, heck, write it down or record it and listen to it later. Free, highly insightful therapy at it’s best.

8.  Experiencing Synchronicity

While these more than mere coincident events, called synchronicity, have been 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 towards are 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!

oneness9. A greater feeling of ONENESS

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. Ever person, place and thing is in our life for a reason – we have drawn it to us in some way.

This connectedness creates a deep knowing within that we are apart of everything and everything is apart of us. We are a part of our local community as much as we are apart of the cosmos.

Things that were once just mere coincidence become meaningful to us. We begin to truly understand the meaning and importance of synchronicity in our life. Synchronicity is guiding us, it’s up to us to pay attention!

10. A desire to eat healthier and take better care of our body.

Our body is the temple of our soul. If we want to become light we must eat light. Foods filled with light energy and high nutrition are raw foods grown from the Earth. The more of these foods you put in your body the healthier you will become.

It is only natural to be drawn to healthy eating. We are born healthy eaters, it’s the outside influence of the culture that we are born in that program us to eat unhealthy. Junk food yields a much higher profit for corporations.

Most people who are experiencing a true spiritual awakening are being drawn to healthier ways of eating. We all have our opinion on what’s best, but no one can disagree that raw, untouched, uncooked, fruits and vegetables from our Mother Earth is always the best choice.

Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn

11. Feelings of sadness or deep emotion.

Along this journey you are experiencing intermittent feelings of deep, inner sadness. Sometimes you may know exactly why and you can release and replace it with love, other times, you may have no idea.

This is something we all go through from time to time. While you many not always know the reason, rest assured it has a purpose.  You are releasing your past, harbored negative energy. As the emotions come up, let them go and allow divine light to fill every space it contained. EVERY SINGLE ONE! Don’t allow even a speck to remain, because you deserve the emotional freedom that’s on the other side.

Although this process can be difficult, embrace it, bid your permanent farewell and be grateful for the release. Afterward, your spirit will be lightened and you will be filled with even more love and positive, divine energy.


So there are my top 11 signs, what are yours? Thanks for reading. May your journey continue to lead you to a deeper love for everything around you, more peace in your heart, an open and receptive mind, and eagerness to continue being a student for what you think you know you truly have no idea.

The degree to which your Consciousness expands, is the degree to which you understand yourself and the Universe.
~  Gina Charles

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In the comments below add your own signs. I look forward to hearing and replying to YOU!

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road does not mean they are lost.
~ Dalai Lama

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  1. Rogée Leclercq

    June 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Yes yes yes…everything the same with mr, and i love it all

  2. Sandra

    June 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I too have experienced all of these although number 10 is still a struggle…:). I would also like to add I feel a sense of buoyancy as in flowing in water! Namaste and much love

  3. Shirley Martin

    June 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I would add that once very complex ideas or schools of thought have become clearer. With that is a deep desire to understand how the Universe works, leading me to study such things as physics and the para-sciences, subjects I never had any interest in when attending school. Higher Knowledge also seems to come intuitively, along with a deeper understanding of abstract thought. Another by-product for me is the occurrence of waking, cognizant visions, increased interaction with other dimensions and spirits. Many of the items listed above I started going through about 10 years ago, with an acceleration in the last six months to a higher state of being.

  4. Harold Strange

    June 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for explaining so simply what has been going on within me for the last 4 years. The journey has been so satisfying. I continue to strive for simplicity. The synchronicity is very profound and repetitive, I feel as if a messages are trying to come across 3:33 12:12 12:34 all the time.
    What you are doing is so special. Keep up the good work.

  5. Cindy

    July 1, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I too am going through all of this. The number sequence is the one that finally helped me realize what was happening. I don’t know if this is part of it but I can control most of my dreams and I can fly in them, I no longer have the dreadful dream of falling.

  6. Rupa

    July 1, 2014 at 3:08 am

    spiritual awakening is not always something make us happy…sometimes it drowns us in deep sadness, pain and gives hard time 🙁

  7. ivan Sanchez

    July 1, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I would like to add another sign..
    Every time i would talk to people i can sense the lie, the honesty, and i can even sense how they like my presence in that moment …sometimes i also feel weird bout how sometimes they being ignorant with all the respect, but theres has been times where i tried to tell some friends of mine my knoledge bout the aweakining or how our mind and the universe work together and bout the tirth eye and they would jst start laughing or making jokes bout it… But i never give up bout it because i understand they part of me and i feel that need of helping them awake and i know i help them some how even with my own personality cuz i know they see the knowlege i express in my words and my own being…^_^
    And im so proud bout it ^_____^

    • Observer

      October 29, 2014 at 3:33 am

      I experience the same as you do.. Awakening is similar to our 7the Chakra? I think so.. But I experience the migraine almost everyday even few times in a day.. Did that happen to you too?

  8. Bilal Aslam

    July 1, 2014 at 4:51 am

    It’s the first time I’ve read something about this thing and I thought I was the only one who experienced these kinda things, the mysterious things. I was to set out on a journey alone to travel you know hopefully getting around this mystery solving the puzzle that life has given me and I strongly believe that there is something special to life I can’t just live an ordinary life I have special purposes.

  9. Tracy

    July 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Interesting article, I can relate to much of it; however, I wish those who published on the web would be more careful about typos and wrong word usage and grammar. It takes away from the credibility of the article (at least it does for me). Please don’t rely on spell check alone.

    • Power of Positivity

      Power of Positivity

      July 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

      If you see a typo or grammatical error, please send us an email letting us know and we’ll edit. It’s just the two of us (Kristen & Chris) bringing you everything you see here, on Facebook, etc., so please understand that we may make a typo every once in a while. Thanks!

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  11. Anne

    July 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Now I understand what I had been through last month of June. I feel so devastated, depressed, broken and burn out. I read all of these and all of it applies to my behavior. I questioned myself why things are falling apart. My husband got troubled and I was with him all the time, my work gave me so much stressed and I feel so hopeless that people I trust with our work didn’t care at all, the business I opened did not go higher as I planned, the money I earned from it was used into something. I asked myself why things are falling apart. I asked God to help me and bless me. I talked to God and myself. I am overrated with everything. I am doing everything I can but why can’t I earn that much. I cant even buy something for myself as a reward. Right then, I prayed to God and asked him, Lord, why is this all happening to me? You gave me the charm to please people, you gave me talent to impress anyone, you let me learn how to bake well, and cook well. But why am I feeling this burden. I visit him and pray hard. I believed now that God didnt reject me for everything I want that failed to happen, Its redirection to something I am capable of. Now, I am still working but I less the worry and the people who cant be good when you feel bad. I am now baking and cooking and somehow earning little by little with the help of my husband (and now I am happy He’s all okay). And we are about to open new business that will be under my name. And I am busy but happy and stress free. In everyday, I thank God for never forgetting me. Let him be the center of your life and family. Never ask too much coz He knows what is good for you. Thank you for sharing this spiritual awakening, I had a chance to tell my story. God Bless.

  12. Danelle

    July 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Great article! I came across it by means of another and I want to encourage you to keep up the amazing work!
    Every one of these 11 signs spoke to me and I feel you described them beautifully. With the release of old energy were some pretty nasty physical symptoms, ranging from vomiting to my ears ringing so bad I thought I was going to lose it! But what emerged was a sense of peace and knowingness, extreme gratitude for my life purpose.
    Please continue on your path of spreading love and light to this world! A new day is on the horizon!

  13. Bryan Eichorn

    July 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    So THAT is what has been going on with me! It makes so much sense! I was almost starting to think I was going bonkers! Especially the self talk. It felt “normal” to me, but honestly I was beginning to wonder. A spiritual awakening, huh? I can look back now and see where it tried to start happening with me. Things got in the way for quite a long time. But now that I’ve cleared some things out of the way, I feel like it’s really progressing quite quickly. What an awesome place to be at in my life! Finally!

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  15. Surya

    July 30, 2014 at 8:27 am

    This was a wonderful article. Reading through all 11 signs all I could do was cry tears of joy, because everyone I have already came into contact with. I went through a lot in my past but I see that every one and every thing comes into your life for a reason and it’s up to you to deliberate how it could trun out. Positive or negative. Also at a young age I noticed that the numbers 15 always popped up randomly but as I stated to follow it and it constantly lead me into the right direction. Thank you for your words you are very inspiring.

  16. pramod

    July 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I want to spiritually explore my self. I want to change my job which does not give me satisfaction. But I’m not sure which profession, field i should choose. For that I want to explore my interests. I want to put my 100% best but that is only possible when i love my job.So i should do the job which I love.Can you give me any suggestions.Thank You!

    • Power of Positivity

      Power of Positivity

      July 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Always do what you love. Your intuitive feeling about what feels “right” will guide you.

  17. Jenn Gonsalves, Brave New Biz

    August 3, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Hi, Kristen – I loved your points in this article, as I’m going through a huge spiritual awakening myself! (I especially liked the numbers bit – I’ve been seeing 11:11 on clocks around me for WEEKS!) It’s good to know that what I’m experiencing is “normal” and your points really spoke to me…BUT I found the number of grammatical and spelling errors throughout the piece to be extremely distracting. Are you interested in working with a copy editor who is profoundly interested in your subject matter? (Hint: I’m talking about me!) 🙂 If so, please get in touch! And I may reach out to you directly via email as well!

    Thanks again for a great run-down here – I love being able to say that I’m in the midst of my own spiritual awakening. 🙂 Keep up the awesome work!! Namaste.

    • Power of Positivity

      Power of Positivity

      August 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Email sent!

      • bearose28

        October 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        What about feeling everything? And/or a strong connection(s) to people, animals….seeing or feeling as if youre communicating without words. Or reading people.

    • Chris Butler

      Chris Butler

      September 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Email us and we’ll talk!

  18. john r stephens.

    August 25, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Thanks,i just learn that i,m not going bonkers.. Especially that godly bonding time..The explanation has given me a boost of energy from within,before i subjected to spurts,fearing that i have lost my perception to reality and would lead me to depression.but actually its a transitional period,where we need to throw out the garbage and replenish (mind) the household..eye opener and i have a feeling of greater things coming..

  19. cameronka

    August 25, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Thank you for this lovely article! I had all the symptoms myself. I am working on my life purpose right now. My passion is art and Im trying to find a way to fullfill my life purpuse. I started to sell my paintings around the world and it gives me so much satisfaction. My relationship with my husband is changing and I feel like so many my other relationships are falling into pieces. God bless you all.

  20. rengasree

    August 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    i love to be alone often. i find it very difficult to cope up with friends who gossip. i get upset whenever i waste time.

  21. madhusmita

    September 1, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    The emotional symptoms started long back…around 2002..when i was very young..doing my started with a major awakening and rising …which i ddnt understand that time…and ignored. But life was different since then…I always felt a deep connection with The Creator…my prayers were always answered …instantly..
    The physical symptoms started this year june…with another major rising.And now I know what it is…thanks to internet. Yes, I feel myself a transformed personality…I feel more connected with people around…extremely empathetic sometimes..and the visions are so clear….i often feel I land in another dimension…just when quiet and close my eyes.

  22. charmaine

    September 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Now I know why I’m waking up between 2 and 4, I’m also feeling so much calmer then I have be en and enjoy going to Church more now then I did before. I am also reading more positive quotes ect. Thanks so much for this info.

  23. dani

    September 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I hav had ringing in my ears to drove me bonkers even went to the drs said my hearings fine I feel sad a lot lately I know its a step I want to be positive

  24. Cassandra Leigh Thompson

    October 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Love this article. It explains alot. I have a great belief in God also first and foremost. This awakening is really beautiful at times for me and scary also. The past two weeks I have been alot better. Before that I feel I was in hell. 51 years old trying to find myself and self worth was taking a toll on me. I gave up my job out if life circumstances. I now have given my control to the lord he is truly working in my life and I’m growing spiritually. So more peaceful now. Peace and love.

  25. philippe

    October 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

    welcome to eveybody!

    The world, the univers is yours, keep on going loving yourself and the world will change as you want t to be.
    love you all

  26. bharti

    October 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    yes…this things r happened…..also want to add….sometimes we..feel..some sequences of life were happened before..means..we feel..whatever happening had een happened..before…..nd signs of god..nature is..many times in form of i think just cant understand the meaning..og god’s sign….anyways…this shows we r special..nd best persons…

    • shweta soni

      November 15, 2014 at 4:50 am

      yes bharti even i experienced the same as the life is running in the form of sequesces..looks like a puzzle..and it happend to me in form of numbers many a times..thanks to God that he has given us the urge to understand all this.yes we are special and the among the best persons of this universe.

  27. Trisha

    October 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    What an enlightening article! It seems I add one or two of these things every couple of years. Most recently wanting to eat better and a desire to be in nature. The synchronicity started happening almost 10 years ago with words and then with numbers (I wrote about my experience here It took a while and drove me a little crazy before figuring out what was going on. That feeling of ONEness, or a true feeling of connectedness, thats what i really want! I have a feeling its right around the corner.

    Thanks so much for sharing, youre a really great writer! I enjoyed reading it, knowing other people are experiencing similar things!

  28. Hilary

    October 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I happened to find your “site” by accident, but know nothing is by accident, its all meant to be. I was drowning in fear until I gave it all up to the Universe. I gave up trying to control my circumstances and my circumstances no longer control me. What a relief.
    Thank you, I appreciate your involvement with humanity.

  29. Valter ulloa

    October 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hi, how are you doing? I`ve been in purification since 2 years and few months. I went through really difficult times. I have read your article, it help me but i don`t know for how long it will last my purification. How do you handle chaotic moments? How do you get out of pain? I`m loosing my university career 🙁 right now. I`m started to embrace it but how do i get out of that pain?



  30. VISHNU

    October 23, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I Can Stay alone by talking to my innersoul as long as i want .Its My best friend .Also i used to feel or see things That are about to happen ,neither good or bad probably around 3-4am .Is that all about Spiritual awakening ?

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  32. AJ

    November 15, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I usually avoid too much identification with labels because I have always resisted being labeled or put in a box. I consider myself a “seeker” because I desire authenticity and crave the truth. The process hasn’t been easy but hard isn’t to be avoided at all cost because you will be more fulfilled, energized and excited with life when you let go and go with the flow! Great article to which I can relate!

  33. Elizabeth Adrian

    January 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this Kristen. Thank you so much for not keeping this knowledge to yourself and deciding to share it with the world. After such a long time and quite a tough few months I finally understand what’s going on inside me. Without this article I would have not quite understood what’s been happening with me lately and wouldn’t have really been able to put a title to my thoughts. Thank you for giving me some insight and not making me feel like i’m the only person who feels like this. I now plan to read more about spirituality and continue on my journey of spiritual growth. Thank you.

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