9 Stages Of Spiritual Awakening
A Spiritual Awakening is a powerful initiation or wake up call where,
often suddenly and out of the blue, we
awaken to previously hidden or unknown aspects to our life, world and
indeed universe. Most of mankind slumbers in a kind of amnesia whereby
they believe the world is entirely physical and governed solely by
matter, without any kind of spiritual side at all.
awakening is when the mind opens and becomes aware through immediate
proof or belief that there is something "more" out there, beyond the
mundane. This kind of
awakening inevitably leads to a quest for learning - often a ravenous
need to read and learn all that can be of spiritual and metaphysical
subjects. This quest is nearly always pleasant and rewarding, with
many avenues for the student to travel down in order to find the
teachers or teachings that suit them best.
The topic of spiritual awakening is broad, so lets break it down into
the various stages one goes through on this journey of the soul. These
stages can also work as signs that you are going through an awakening.
1. Eyes Begin To Open
Before our awakening, most of us are
entirely in sync with
the world's popular media, and synced with the most prevalent level of
human consciousness. When unawakened, many tend to be followers,
without too much independent thought, believing in a trusting way all
they are told about our story on Earth. We
unconsciously uphold the consensus reality (versus the true reality)
believing authority even when we may suspect that authority is
dishonest or has vested interests in keeping us asleep.
The first step to true spiritual awakening is a spontaneous opening of
the mind, allowing the first light of truth dawn, shining into the dark
corners of our minds and revealing the secrets right under our noses.
This new light of consciousness causes us to look at the world anew.
The pure shock of awakening is the very first stage of a journey that
can radically change every part of our life thus far.
Everyone becomes ready to awaken at some
point, whether in this life or a future life. Spiritual awakenings are
becoming more common as our planet is flooded with the literal light of
higher vibrations, via the galactic gateway of our sun. We awaken at
different times and at
different speeds. We are all destined to awaken, it is just a question
2. We Search For New Answers, New Meaning
We become aware that
something is very new about who we are, buried beneath our old earth
persona. We find a startling spiritual self that already contains a lot
of wisdom that we were previously unaware of. We also instinctively
know that we need to start on this new
It is a very personal journey into the unknown. Most
likely all of our friends are still slumbering away, unawakened and
happy to remain in the world/paradigm they are used to. Although we
try, we find it difficult to confide in them
because they cannot relate to our new direction. We seem to straddle
two worlds now,
still understanding the old paradigm, but open to following our quest
towards an unknown horizon. We search tirelessly for answers and
meaning, alone. We spend time alone to assimilate what we are becoming.
cannot turn back nor ignore the urge forward; once awakened, we
cannot ever slumber again. New truths cannot be unlearned and our
higher self is trying to integrate into our earth self so that it can
walk the earth in a higher state.
Books and the internet become our new best friends as the old sources
of media seem false, shallow and missing the point. We discover
that the world is FULL of awakened individuals, literally millions of
them, who have written books, have websites, run spiritutally oriented
businesses, produce spiritual products, or hang out online to share
stories, wisdom and experience. We don't have to dig deep to
find vast networks of like-minded people all sharing this journey and
all awakened to the truth that we are spiritual beings living in a
3. A Drive To Better Ourself
Before long, the spiritually awakened person begins to develop an
interest in becoming better, evolving more quickly, and dropping any
harmful habits towards themself and others. We don't want to walk; we
want to RUN. We are heading towards the light, and start to
intensely work on lifting our own darker or shadow side, without
all have to do this at some point. We work at our own pace to let go of
negative thinking, judgment and harmful behaviour towards others. We
learn to be kind and
forgiving to ourself as well. We begin to embrace our nurturing and
loving side, and wish to become
love in all that we do. We never finish
this because there is always more ways we can improve ourself.
4. Our Career Path May Begin To Change
either begin to work in our present career or job in a more
spiritual way, or we may even decide to change career direction
entirely if it is our path to align to a specific spiritual calling. We
do this naturally after we have spent some time first getting used to
our awakening. During the initial stages of awakening, most of our
changes are on the inside, which is where we should focus early on. Try
not to skip this wonderful inward journey of deep change in
consciousness, as it sets us in good stead for our journey. We never
need to hurry our
awakening - "go with the flow" is good advise.
After the initial inner changes are cemented, we begin to focus more
outwardly and start to change our actual lifestyle to suit who we have
become. We may change
our eating habits, exercise habits, and also buying habits, for example
buying only organic products
including things like shampoos and all toiletries, makeup or
cleaning products. We suddenly snap out of the brainwashing that had
our shopping baskets awash with chemicals, and look further afield.
5. Growing Out Of Our Previous Life
Perhaps we used to worship money, status, power or even celebrities,
but all of that drops by the wayside as a useless waste of time. None
of the above can ever take us to the prize we are chasing, to fulfill a
more spiritual destiny, to help people, to evolve, to be harmless
(balance karma), and to help restore the natural balance of ourself and
The downside to spiritual awakening is that we start to leave people
behind in droves. We can find it difficult to relate to some friends
family members when such an awakening changes us completely at the
deepest of levels. Millions of people have gone through such
awakenings, and there is light at the end of this confusing tunnel. New
friends are made who will also speak the new language that you
yourself are learning.
6. Becoming More Sensitive
As you evolve spiritually, as your energy ascends in vibration and your
chakras evolve, you become much more sensitive to energy, especially
negative energies. You are becoming more psychic. In the harsh, lower
version of this
world, most people protect themselves using negative energy. Sending
negative energy out constantly to others and the world tends to halt
much incoming negative energy, so they feel a sense of being protected
by maintaining a closed or cynical mind, constantly being a naysayer,
or laughing at and belittling positive ideas, actions and people. An
unawakened person can be toxic to all they touch - they do this
probably to protect their soft inner side, their inner child, or to
take down others before they themself can be "harmed".
After an awakening, ALL of this drops away, exposing us to harm
from others. As we develop our harmless side, wishing to create
harmony, we are more open than ever to attack. However, as we become
more sensitive, open and loving in nature, we find new ways to protect
ourself, learn new tools of coping (refusing to use the old negative
coping mechanisms) and are able to lovingly deflect others. We then
from those who mean harm to us. We also are no longer willing to
suffer abuse in any way, from anyone. Our spiritual side makes us
stronger than those who are naysayers. Positivity and love trumps
7. Finding Our Higher Spiritual Purpose In Life
We are all created with a Higher Purpose, and we are all designed to
"wake up" at
some point. What is your Higher Purpose? Some people take longer
to find theirs, whilst others know immediately. A Higher Purpose
will definitely co-inside with your talents and where your heart lies.
We ENJOY whatever our purpose is, and we've
probably refined this purpose previously in past lives, so we'll be
naturally at ease with it and already possess refined skills.
8. We Develop Faith & A Connection To Our Guides, Angels Or
A Major part of a spiritual
awakening is an unshakable knowing that we
are being guided by benevolent forces (be it angels or God) and that we
are here to help others. Our faith will become resolute and
Many in the world who are lost live in a state of fear for
the future, constantly worrying or focusing on what "could" go wrong.
This may take awhile to master, but we can eventually come into
a knowing that we're protected, and that fear is a waste of valuable
energy. We learn to focus in the Now moment and stay there, having
faith that even if something bad happened, we are able to fix,
conquer or overcome it. We learn to drop whatever it is that is
burdening our mind, so that we can become even lighter.
still have issues but we no longer fear them, simply working to release
or heal those issues in an unruffled fashion. We seek new and higher
ways to deal with all issues or conflicts that come our way. We get
creative in finding new ways to do this, wholeheartedly believing that
we have the resources inside ourself to solve any problem. We
also take advantage of giving the issue over to the angels/God when we
need extra help or guidance.
9. Strong Self Love, Self Belief, No One Can Hold Us Down
are, at long last, at home in this universe. We belong here. We are
the angels have our back. The old illusion that we're flawed, not as
good, not as rich, not as "much" as others is blown out of the water.
As we love ourself, we are more enabled to be generous with that love
to others. We have knowledge which no one can take away. We are who
we're meant to be when deciding to be born on this world.
We can be an
example to others and remain above the drama that
still plagues those who are yet slumbering. Give yourself time to
discover all that you are, all that you can be. We can smile knowing
there are no wrong turns, only learning and lessons. We are always
forgiven by God. All of us are created in PERFECTION, and the
secret is out! All we have to do is to have fun, grow, learn and share
in this playground called Earth. We will always be spiritual, divine
beings. What could be more perfect than that?
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