How to know if you’re going through a spiritual awakening— hint, it's not seeing sunshine and rainbows.
A spiritual awakening is a process of change.
When we go through it, our old beliefs and societal conditioning start to fall away and we begin to see the world in a new light. Some people call this "waking up."
Now, being spiritually awakened is not all sunshine and rainbows.
In fact, for everyone (with the exception of Eckhart Tolle), it's downright painful.
There’s no doubt about it: undergoing a spiritual awakening can feel like everything you know to be true has been shattered into tiny little fragments that don't quite seem to fit back together again. But rest assured: there are ways to tell if you're going through an awakening (even if you don't have things all figured out just yet).
Here are signs that you might just be going through the process of waking up—and yes, this includes the "dark night of the soul" stuff too!
You're spending a lot more time alone.
You're spending a lot more time alone. The idea of spending a Saturday night at home, alone, is no longer terrifying for you. You've gotten used to doing things on your own and have learned that it's not the end of the world if your plans don't involve other people. This can be scary for those who haven't made this transition yet, but take heart! It's an important step in learning how to be with yourself and finding out who you really are.
You have a strong desire for change. (So trust your instincts—you’ll know when it’s time to mix things up.)
Whether it be in your personal life or your career. Change is inevitable, but it can be scary, so trust your instincts and know that when the time comes, you’ll know what needs to happen.
Remember that change is a natural part of life so embrace this fact as you move on from one chapter to another.
You have a strong desire to be in nature.
Nature is a source of inspiration and healing. It helps us feel grounded, connected, and at peace. When we’re in nature, we are more open to what our intuition tells us because there are no distractions. And if you go far enough , no cell reception or people talking around us (and thus no distractions from ourselves).
New opportunities are coming your way.
You may find yourself being offered opportunities to do things that you never thought possible before. This could be a great thing, and it could be terrifying. So, if something doesn’t feel right, ask yourself why before deciding whether or not to proceed. If something feels good, go for it!
You feel confused & uncertain (that’s a fun one) even though you feel like something incredible is coming.
This is a tough one. When you feel like things are falling apart, but you don't know why or what to do about it, it can be really hard to stay positive.
But don't worry! You aren’t alone—confusion is a normal part of the process. Many people who have experienced spiritual awakening have described feeling confused and uncertain even as they were aware of something incredible coming.
Remember that whatever stage you're in right now, there's always light somewhere at the end of the tunnel (even if you can't see it). So trust your instincts and be gentle with yourself as you navigate this amazing time in your life!
The world is changing, and we're all being called to change with it.
As the world slowly wakes up to the fact that things are changing, you might be feeling like everything around you is going through an awakening as well. You're not alone in your confusion and discomfort; many of us are feeling it, too
It's okay to feel confused and uncomfortable right now. In fact, it's part of the process!
I’ll tell you a secret: even though I've been living this way for years now (since my first spiritual awakening), I still get overwhelmed by my own emotions sometimes. A friend recently told me he felt like he was having an existential crisis on his birthday because so much has changed in his life since then—and he's only 27 years old!
The good news
All this confusion and uncertainty is just the universe’s way of helping you get unstuck. So, if you’re feeling stuck, then you know for sure that something good is on its way. The process may be uncomfortable and confusing at times… but it’s worth it. Trust us!