What Is Spiritual Awakening?
Spiritual Awakening is, in essence, a shift in consciousness and initiation into expanded consciousness …
The awakening process itself is when the lower-self transcends fear, confusion, and the many lies and illusions of the physical in order to reconnect with higher consciousness and full awareness of the underlying love and peace present in every moment.
Spiritual awakening is in the simplest sense, a paradigm shift.
The word awakening a powerful metaphor to describe the shift… Because ultimately words are inadequate when it comes to explaining the profound and life-altering change that can happen in a moment when you wake up.
In many ways, waking up spiritually feels like waking up from a dream and suddenly realizing that your previous (dream) experience that seemed so real, and vivid… Was actually rooted in lies, distortion, and illusion. Upon awakening, it becomes crystal clear that there’s so much more, and the dream state you’re waking up from is the collective web of beliefs pathways and perceptions that make up reality.
Waking up from the “Maya” or illusion that is the physical world, to the underlying truth and deep knowing that there is so much more going on than you’ve previously believed about yourself, your life, and all reality.
Spiritual awakening is not the ‘be all end all' of spiritual development, it's simply the tipping point, an initiation into the process of fully awakening to view reality through an enlightened perspective. An awakened state is one where you are connected to your higher self, and to higher consciousness, present and aware.
The Awakening Process
Spiritual awakening is not something another person can do for you, and it's not simply remembering your psychic gifts and abilities. Spiritual awakening can only be felt and experienced by you through your own body, mind, and spirit. It is not a one-time event, just like waking up in physical life, awakening is something you do every day. Spiritual awakening is an ongoing and ever unfolding process…
Awakening is the walk along your divinely guided path towards fully remembering yourself as a conscious and ethical being. Spiritual awakening begins the process of turning away from layers of illusion present in the physical world, and choosing to become aware of who you really are, and what is really true.
Spiritual Awakening is not a challenging thing. Catalysts, sometimes incredibly painful, like a dark night of the soul can lead to a spiritual awakening. Being attached to the illusions of the cultural dream as they are being crushed can also cause all sorts of challenges related to the awakening process. But these aren't really symptoms of a spiritual awakening, more symptoms of struggling to let go of illusions and going with the flow. This is where some people can run into difficulty in the awakening process.
Awakening is a shift in consciousness
One person at a time, humanity is now undergoing the spiritual awakening process.
Individuals across the planet are waking up and letting go of the mind’s grip upon illusion to experience a profound change in consciousness and an expanded perspective.
The awakening process involves realizing from deep within and all around that the separation, limitation, beliefs and the models for success and happiness in the physical world are rooted in lies.
It's a highly personal process that can also be deeply challenging as the very foundations you've built for how to live and succeed in the world seem crumble away. Awakening reveals the many “matrix programs” of society have only been weighing you down and hiding you from your true light and infinite potential.
The Awakening… The Initiation
Spiritual awakening is sometimes referred to as a one-time event, and while this is true to an extent, and it is very much an initiation… More accurately, awakening is just the beginning of an entirely new journey.
It is the entrance into the Divine Spiral of Awakening where you continue to move forward on your path of growth and expansion one step at a time.
Each step progressing on the spiral path towards fully unlock from the illusions of the external beyond and progress on the awakening path into deeper levels of understanding and awakening to a higher extent of our Divine mission, life purpose, expanding our awareness and fully awakening our light.
Without awakening, one might stay on the path of the external… Pursuing the unfulfilling markers of success and happiness dictated by society like: money, material success, fame, power, or even “the good job”, or the deeply seeded happiness myth of: “buying a home, getting married, having kids, and living happily ever after”.
Through awakening, you come to see through the illusions of the physical and recognize that nothing external can ever bring you true fulfillment, success, and happiness.
Awakening itself is simply a shift in consciousness, and from this new perspective, everything else, in reality, begins to shift around you as well.
The reality of the situation is that spiritual awakening can be effortless, as you simply let go of layers of illusion, and move towards authenticity, integrity, unconditional love, and truth.
Spiritual awakening is a beautiful and powerful time as you take the first steps down a path of infinite possibility. With awakening comes with a choice. Do you choose to serve yourself, or to serve and love others recognizing your connection and the Divine in All?
Are You Experiencing This?
When it comes to awakening spiritually, as is the case with most spiritual experiences, it is almost impossible to fully describe what it means with words.
Because spiritual experiences are, according to their very nature not logical, or confined by the limitations of language.
Much of what transpires as you spiritually awaken cannot be seen, or accurately described, but rather can only be felt, lived through, witnessed and experienced.
So What Does It Mean to Have a Spiritual Awakening?
Some describe awakening as the moment you open your heart to the One True God and Original Creator of your Soul allowing in a new level of light so that you begin to see and experience a deeper understanding of what life really is.
Others would say it’s the moment that you drop your stories, past conditioning, and limiting beliefs allowing you to begin to experience firsthand the answer to the question, “Who am I?”
No matter what words are used, spiritual awakening is a moment of transcendence and, with awareness, this moment can stretch out, touching all areas of your life.
Awakening spiritually changes the way you move through the world, and allows an inner sense of peace and stillness to govern your actions and reactions.
Before you wake up, life appears to be a series of coincidences or a series of events that you have a hand in orchestrating. It feels like life is something you can exert your will upon in order to influence.
Before awakening, although you may have heard it before, it’s often difficult to understand that everything that happens in life unfolds perfectly as it should. Our tendency is to believe that bad things happened to us and good things happened because of us.
But when you begin to awakening, applying little presence to your life and your universal experience as a human being, you start to understand and, more importantly, feel a flow to life.
Your presence allows you to relax and recognize that you are always tapped into the Divine energy of the universe. Your coincidence stops feeling random and your intuition will become stronger.
Though different for all, a spiritual awakening takes only a moment.
Spiritual awakening is the moment when you are ready and willing to detach from your ego and the small you, who is scared and confused, is understood as not you.
Fortunately, these moments are powerful and transforming, and this shift in understanding can last just that one moment, a few hours, or days.
Unfortunately, for some, it’s a moment that you must learn to stabilize in order to live in this state of transcendence. There are of course many tools to help you progress on your spiritual path.
It’s not that it requires effort or work or practice. Spiritual awakening is open to anyone ready to let go of false beliefs – whether it takes years to get to that point or one impactful moment. What is required to stabilize this transcendence is repeatedly returning to presence; to quiet your mind, and tune into your heart center.
Spiritual awakening is a beautiful experience, but it can also feel like a roller coaster at times, as you bounce between depressed states, elated states, and stable states.
What Triggers The Awakening Process?
The simple truth is that if you’re experiencing the spiritual awakening process…
Your life path has always led you right here.
Yes, you have free will. And yes there are many opportunities for you to choose and create within your life experience. With every choice point or decision in life, a fork in the road is created, and new opportunities, options and decisions are revealed… And so while your choices lead to certain experiences and outcomes in life…
All of the possibilities you encounter ultimately lead you right towards whatever will most serve in alignment with your original soul contract, and your true reason and purpose for being alive in the physical.
The reality of your nature is that you’re far more than a physical being. You’re a multidimensional spiritual being, and yet prior to your present life you agreed to limit your awareness of this, to fully be immersed in duality, separation, and illusion…
And now if you’re going through an awakening… You agreed and set the stage so to speak for yourself to have the experience of waking up and remembering.
In other words, it's your soul that triggers your awakening process.
There are however many, many events, books, people, experiences, even movies that may have played a role in your pre-awakening process.
All of your life experiences have essentially been preparing you for the journey of peeling back the veil of illusion, rinsing the sleep away from your eyes, and reclaiming your power to co-create in the physical as a fully awakened divine being.
7 Signs You're Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening
The signs of a Spiritual Awakening are different for everyone. Awakening really can be a magnificent and magical time, though some are challenged by knowing the truth and not wanting to let go of the illusion.
Here are the most common signs you're moving in the direction of aligning with the Divine, with your Higher Self, and with Higher Consciousness.
7 Signs of Spiritual Awakening
Experiencing Unconditional Love as a state of being.
Clearly seeing, knowing, or feeling what is real… “Getting the bigger picture”.
A lack of interest in looking outside of yourself for completion.
Experiencing blissful moments of serenity, peace, and love.
Recognizing the beauty and magic of the Divine present within every moment and within everything.
Feeling and Experiencing your energy centers opening and activating.
Being aware of yourself as a spiritual being present in physical form, One with All That Is.
If you're experiencing these things… You're experiencing a spiritual awakening.
Fatigue, anxiety, and feeling disconnected are symptoms which can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the above signs are almost always connected to the awakening process and result from strengthening your connection with the Divine.
Just remember, this is only the beginning of a new voyage of discovery you will continue to walk in every moment. Seek the truth, seek love, and step into remembering who you really are, and what is really true.
Fully awakening is, of course, a journey…
And so to help shed some light on this process, here’s a look on the stages most people progress through on the path of spiritual awakening.
The 4 Stages of Spiritual Awakening
Stage One: The Wake-Up Call
The spiritual wake-up call comes in many forms. The most commonly understood is the experience of loss, crisis, or some other tragedy. Whether it’s death, financial hardship, an accident or injury, divorce, a natural disaster, or poor health, this wake-up call is always unexpected and immobilizing.
In the face of crisis, you may stop functioning normally and go into survival mode, often unable to think about anything but the crisis. You’re unable to absorb what is happening and feel deeply challenged. This type of wake-up call is often called “the dark night of the soul”.
The wake-up call can also be a prolonged period of frustration with life. It’s an ineffable sensation that something is missing… Something is off, something big.
The call can also be a moment of recognition or remembering. Things become clearer and begin to flow more easily and we gain a sense of purpose. This can come from a conversation, a book, a spiritual practice, or a surprise event.
However the spiritual wake-up call reaches you, it catapults you into a phase of learning, seeking, and discovery. When it happens you suddenly need to know, understand, and experience more of what you’ve begun tapping into. You want to read about, talk about it, and feel it more deeply. The more time passes the more urgent becomes your need to understand and integrate what is happening.
Stage Two: Creation
Eventually, through your questing for more information and more experiences, you reach a point when you realize that the full extent of what you’re seeking can’t be found in books or even through spiritual teachers.
You realize, that what you’re seeking, and yearning for is something that you can only find within.
If you’re recovering from a crisis or loss, you begin to feel that, just maybe, there was a gift there for you. You start to see the silver lining and understand your dark night of the soul was a sort of gift, seeking to pull you up into something higher.
That gift first manifests as the ability to see the beauty and grace of the universe as it unfolds in your life. Often, you have to look back on something to see how it helped us, but in the creation stage you are merging more and more with the flow and the ability to see the perfection in all things; your need to label things as right and wrong, good and bad decreases.
It’s now that you begin to experience more presence and synchronicity. It’s not that suffering ceases. You may still get mad when your kids leave a mess in the kitchen or you may feel impatient in the check-out line at the grocery store, but you’re also learning to stop identifying with these feelings, to shift back into the perspective of the observer, and to stay in your center, confident that all is unfolding as it should.
Stage Three: Connection
Returning again and again to presence, you begin to experience that who and what you thought you were, you aren’t. This is a time of both duality and unity. You can see that your thoughts and feelings come and go, your reactions come and go, but something essential is always present.
You can identify with your thoughts and feelings or you can step back and see that you are actually not what you’re thinking and feeling. You are timeless. You are always present, you don’t come and go. You are firmly grounded in your connection to your higher self, the realms of Spirit, and God.
Things stop becoming obstacles and start becoming simple events that come in to your field of awareness and then leave. Rather than becoming submerged in challenging emotions and experiences you’re able to simply observe these as appearances in your inner world or in the outside world around you.
It’s not a robotic state. Thinking and feeling continue on. You love, you laugh, you roll your eyes, but you know that you are more than all these things. You identify more with your higher self. In such a state, you become calmer, happier, and more centered.
Stage Four: Integrating Your Truth
In this stage, the experience of who you really are is more stabilized and constant. You identify less and less as people with problems to solve and more as spiritual beings experiencing problems – that aren’t really problems but just something that is happening.
This is a time of great joy because you are so connected with God, and the entire Universe. It is clear that you are one with everyone and everything, deeply connected and interwoven with all of life.
In this stage, the people in your life may begin to notice vibrancy and peace on your face. You are still the same person you were before, but you’re also someone entirely new because your understanding is so much greater.
You have finally have learned to reside in your heart instead of our head.
Though it’s difficult to describe spiritual awakening, people tend to know when it’s happening to them.
Do you feel like you’re going through a spiritual awakening?
Then you likely are…
You may have a dark night of the soul that precedes it, or it may happen in a flash.
But one thing is certain when you’re waking up spiritually, you sense it. You feel a little bit different and you aren’t sure whether to push forward or retreat.
Know that you are not strange, and you are not alone. You are where you are supposed to be, and as you continue to access the inner light and wisdom you’ve always had, and you’re simply now learning how to tap into… Life will begin to take on an even more magical feel.
Awakening spiritually is not an easy path, but it is filled with blessings, magic, and opportunities to live with greater love, joy, and fulfillment than ever before.
Spiritual awakening is aligning with the knowing of your highest purpose and bringing yourself into alignment with it here and now.
But of course, it happens one step at a time. And so be gentle with yourself, honor where you are, and stay positive about where you’re headed.
When you doubt, sit still, quiet your mind, open your heart and connect with your angels, they will help you to access the brilliant light and wisdom you carry within.
Be filled with the knowing (beyond knowledge or even logical comprehension) that everything is happening as it should.
Wherever you are on your awakening journey…
There's always a further and next step in expanding your consciousness, raising your vibration and embodying your highest Light.
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