“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” – Deepak Chopra
A spiritual awakening means something different to everyone, but most of us have a few signs in common when we do go through changes on this level. Awakening spiritually has a lot to do with shedding your old self and beliefs and coming into a fuller understanding of who you are on a deep cosmic level. It doesn’t mean you’ve changed, as the wise Chopra said above, but rather, you’ve shifted your perspective and no longer see the world and yourself through a limited lens. You see the big picture, and understand that you’re a small part of a grander plan and the whole plan at the same time. With all of these spiritual changes and new understandings come changes both mentally and physically, as well.
We’ll go over some of the symptoms you may experience as you go through a spiritual awakening.
Here are 6 physical signs of a spiritual awakening:
1. Your senses are magnified.
You’ll feel, hear, see, smell, and taste everything much more vividly. You might taste more flavors in the foods you eat, and actually be able to distinguish between them. Colors will seem more vibrant to you, and the world may seem “sharper.” You might hear more conversations going on with other people in public than you had before, simply because your hearing is amplified. Smells, both good and bad, are more apparent to you now. All of these changes occur because your vibration, or frequency, is rising rapidly, which comes with the ability to sense everything more intensely.
2. A desire for a healthier lifestyle.
As you continue to go down your spiritual path, you might have a desire to feel “lighter.” You’ll want to eliminate everything from your life that weighs you down, including poor diet and lifestyle habits. The foods we eat have a great impact on how we feel mentally and emotionally, and you will likely have an inclination to eat a much more clean diet. Your vibration is increasing, so naturally, you’ll want to give your body the foods it needs to keep your energy levels up. Even if you haven’t been much of a fan of exercise, you might find yourself engaging in more physical activities, as well.
3. Weird sleeping patterns.
With all of the energetic changes happening to you, you might find yourself having odd sleeping routines. Some nights, it could take you hours to go to sleep, and other nights, you might get into bed and fall asleep immediately. You may find yourself waking in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and have difficulty falling back asleep. If you’ve never suffered from insomnia before, you may find that it’s now becoming an issue. Simply put, you’ll have nights where you can’t wait to get into bed and go to sleep, and others where you don’t feel tired at all. It’s all a normal part of your spiritual awakening, so don’t worry too much. If you do have difficulty getting to sleep, try to have a relaxing bedtime routine and stay off electronics a couple hours before bed.
4. Tingling sensation in your head.
As your consciousness literally expands, this will cause inevitable changes in your brain. New information and knowledge is passing through your brain every day, and this may result in “funny” feelings in your brain. As long as you don’t have co-occurring migraines with the tingling sensations, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. The pressure in your head is simply trying to balance itself out due to the expansion of consciousness that you’re experiencing.
5. Your emotions are more turbulent.
You might ask “How is this a physical sensation?” Well, emotions have a very real physical response in our bodies. You might feel exuberant one day, leading to increased energy and more feel-good chemicals being released. However, you might feel moody and depressed the next day, which would result in low energy and more cortisol in your body. All of these chemical reactions in your body will also have an effect on your emotions, which creates a vicious cycle indeed. Don’t try to fight your emotions; just go with the flow and allow them to pass through you without judgement. Then, release them gently and make sure to take time for self-care and healing during this time.
6. Cravings for certain foods.
As you become more in touch with your mind, body, and spirit, you’ll start to know exactly what your body needs to function optimally. If you find yourself craving salty foods, this means you need to include more vegetables in your diet. If you crave something sweet, go for an apple or banana. You will start to learn the ins and outs of your body and will begin to listen to it for information about what it requires nutritionally. You might also have a sudden distaste for foods you used to love, such as pizza, ice cream, or anything “heavy.” Food intolerances might creep up on you as well, due to your DNA literally changing as you continue to evolve spiritually.