What is a spiritual awakening? Well chances are that if you are reading this article you probably are going through some extent of a spiritual awakening right now. How great is that!
However, to answer the question my description of a spiritual awakening is: To have a shift in consciousness. You will have an accumulation of realizations that may seem new to you but actually stem from a source of timeless wisdom. This is the source of all existence and you are finally remembering what you inherently already knew.
This awakening can be sudden and sharp or can be slow and steady. It differs for us all but there are some vital signs that may add clarity to your situation.
Keep on reading if you’re interested in finding out what these signs specifically are. This list will help you understand what you are going through, and may bring insight for what is to come.
1. You Question Everything
Although this list isn’t in an order of importance, I put this at top because it is the first awakening experience I had. I began to ponder deep questions in my mind. Such as, who really am I? Like, actually who am I… What is my soul? How was the universe formed? What is love?
These questions are important starting points for the rest of your spiritual journey.
We have grown up in a society that molds us to play certain roles. It is easier to fit us into boxes and give us labels. Female. Male. Rich. Poor. Smart. Dumb. Fat. Skinny. Then to explain the true nature of our existence.
You will question because you subconsciously know there’s more out there yet to be discovered. This shows that you are ready to take the first step into the unknown.
2. You Experience Synchronicities
The official definition of a synchronicity is: simultaneous events with no casual relationship yet appear meaningfully related.
Before I went on my first solo trip, I kept on thinking that I really wanted to do volunteer work but I was having a hard time finding a reputable nonprofit to volunteer for. That day I received an email in my inbox telling me about All Hands and Hearts. Soon after I was on my way to help rebuild homes in my heritage country of Puerto Rico.
Synchronicities, can happen in the form of repetitive numbers as well. For example, seeing Angel Numbers 555, 666, 777 etc. or Master Numbers, 11, 22, 33 etc.
3. You Sense There’s Something Bigger Than Yourself
You see yourself and you know you came from your parents and can trace back your linage if you wanted to. Helloo Ancestry.com!
However, for some reason you have a feeling that there’s something even bigger out there. I mean, after all how did your lineage come to be and for that matter how did human existence come to be?
You will want to find out the bigger reason for your existence and discover your true mission in life.
You will begin to seek out answers by finding teachers and gurus who you can learn from.
4. You Let Go What Doesn’t Serve You
You will come to understand your self-worth. The more you love and respect yourself, the more you let go of what doesn’t serve you.
Participating in low energy activities such as binge drinking and wild parting will only bring down your internal energy in the long run.
Spending time with people who are always negative and who don’t have your best interests at heart can be draining and time wasting.
You will begin to prioritize your time and will start focusing on activities and people that only add value to your life instead of taking value away.
5. You Experience Inner Peace
Inner peace is calmness that comes over you. You feel relaxed despite potential stressors in your life.
Once you start letting go of what doesn’t serve you and start bringing knowledge and positive energy into your life you will start to invoke inner peace.
I am not saying you will never feel anxious or stressed, but you will be confidant in knowing you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
When stressors do enter your life, you are quickly equipped to manage them. You will get better at bringing your body and mind back into harmony.
6. You Realize There Is No Right Or Wrong Religion
When you first hear this statement, it might be a shock to you. We have grown up with the notion that there are right answers and wrong answers. We are told that there can only be one true religion. Therefore, if you are a part of that one truth, then everyone not a part of it, is a false believer.
One day you will challenge that concept and come to the understanding that it is actually quite the opposite.
At the end of the day those who worship are all worshiping to the same source. The same god. The same universe. We might speak in different languages and have different rituals but at the end of the day we are all one.
7. You Have Increased Intuition Or Empathy
There have been more times than I can count where I have simply had a feeling about a situation or a circumstance and it has come true.
As you grow in spiritual awareness you become more entuned with the environment and the people around you. This happens because you will begin to put yourself in another person’s shoes, so to speak. In return increasing your empathy towards animals and humans.
As you continue to awaken your intuition and empathy will grow.
8. You Feel More Drawn To Nature
Nature becomes your serenity. City living will slowly become to stimulating for you. You will seek out a slower pace of life.
Hikes in the wilderness and camping out under the stars will enlighten your soul.
When you’re out in nature you will feel at one with the universe. Animals plants and earth’s landscapes will be breathtaking to you. Being surrounded by nature will give you a sense of wholeness and happiness.
9. You Realize All Life Is Sacred
The pulse of life surrounds you at all times but now when you look at these various life forms you see them in a new light. From trees, to animals and humans who pass by you on the street.
You sense the love that emanates from all beings. Yes, even the grumpy negative people you come across. This sacred love has always been there, you are just now noticing it.
This realization may even inspire you to change your carnivorous eating habits to a plant-based diet.
10. You Dream More Vividly
If you think you don’t dream every night your actually mistaken. I used to think that if I didn’t remember my dreams it’s because I just didn’t have any. However, that’s not the case.
Dreams happen in all stages of the sleep cycle but most often they are remembered if you wake up right after the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase.
If you’re having a spiritual awakening you will probably remember your dreams more often and your dreams will become extra vivid.
Being more entuned with your body and soul will have this effect on you as well.
I noticed that during the times I feel more connected to the higher, I am in return more connected to my inner self, which is then reflected in my dreams.
11. You Are Living In The Now
You will realize that the most beautiful moment is the one happening right now.
As I type this. I am living in the now. As you read this. You are living in the now. We are giving our undivided attention to the present and it is beautiful.
Every minute is meaningful and every moment is exactly how it is supposed to be.
Don’t harp on the past and don’t worry about the future. Just give gratitude to the present. This point in time is unique to you and you will learn to cherish that more often than not.
To Sum Everything Up
A spiritual awakening happens when you begin to realize that there is more to life than what meets the eye. There is a realization of absolute truth beyond all the standard concepts and beliefs of mankind.
The eleven signs mentioned above are examples of what can happen as you begin your path of spiritual awakening. At the end of the day these signs are not the end all be all. They are just mere examples of what I have personally experienced and what many others I know on the path have experienced as well.
A spiritual awakening is unique to every soul. However, the common truth is that, there is a fundamental oneness among us all.
Have you had any spiritual awakening experiences? If so, I would love to read your stories in the comments below.