Monday, 27 February 2017

What Happens After a Spiritual Awakening




What Happens After a Spiritual Awakening?

I have read a lot of articles and seen multiple videos titled ‘Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening’. I personally feel that every spiritual awakening is different and that in general spirituality as a subject is still quite ambiguous. Perhaps because this is something you feel and not something that you prove with logic.

I wouldn’t call these ‘Symptoms of Spirituality’ as I do not see Spiritual Awakening as a disease, I see it as the cure, the only way to move forward and they way to live your life to the fullest.

So what really happens after a spiritual awakening? These attributes are all something that I have experienced personally and I have been experiencing them consistently for over a year now.

To make sense of this blog post and in my effort to keep it effective, interesting and hopefully punchy, I have classified the attributes of spiritual awakening into 4 categories- Physical/General, Emotional, Mental/Intellectual and Synchronicities. However, as you read along you will notice that the categories have blurry boundaries as many points fall into more than one categories.


Physical/General 

  • Strong urge to embrace a vegan & cruelty free lifestyle
  • Embracing health, fitness and wellness as a way of life
  • Caring more for the environment, feeling the pain of the planet
  • Deep compassion for other human beings and animals
  • Constant thirst for water
  • Strong urge to de-caffeinate
  • Strongly repelling alcohol
  • Sensitivity to smells
  • Sensitivity to sounds
  • Strong urge to de-clutter, tidy up and be minimal
  • Connecting with nature on a deeper level, wanting to get close to nature
  • Longing to connect with like-minded people.
  • Longing for a community or tribe where you belong
  • I personally felt a mild to moderate buzzing vibration sensation at the base of my spine. This comes and goes and lately I felt it had moved upwards from the base of my spine to my lower back.

Emotional

  • Old issues come up. This just means that you need to deal with these issues. Stop numbing the pain. Feel the pain and discomfort and disease. Let it run through you so that you can heal from these past issues and come out to the other side.
  • Flashes from the past and early child hood. Things and incidents you thought you forgot keep flashing in your head, quite randomly and at most unexpected of times.
  • Feelings you didn’t expect come to the surface. You will see yourself getting angry, sad, jealous, frustrated, ashamed, guilty… Again you need to allow these feelings to pass through you. Don’t try and numb them. Just let them come and go. And then try and move on.
  • Deep feelings of self-love, self-acceptance, self-worth, self-esteem and self-respect arise and stay as you act everyday towards becoming the best version of yourself.


  • Mental/Intellectual

  •  Strong desire for personal growth. My spiritual journey came about in the most unexpected way. I was looking for videos on YouTube on self-confidence. And then I got hooked on to personal development. And somewhere the lines between personal development and spirituality got blurry. I just started following my heart and I was and still am very curious about spirituality.
  • You are attracted to books and books are attracted to you. You know the popular quote, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!” sums up this point.
  • Vivid dreams, lucid dreams, OBEs & astral projection. I never used to be able to remember any of my dreams. Till recently. I feel that this is because your mind getting is stronger and more focused. I have had a couple of out of body experiences, which I never ever had before. Although these experiences lasted fleeting moments because I have been scared and freaked out and not relaxed enough to experience them.
  • Curiosity for crystals, Reiki, Qi Gong, Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and all the ancient wisdom
  • Strong desire to get to know yourself. I find myself asking this question every day, several times. ‘Who really am I?’

Synchronicities


  •  Number sequences like 11, 111, 1111 and specifically in my case 12:12, 13:13, 14:14 and so on. Now the topic of number sequences and specifically 11:11 needs a separate dedicated blog post. Its basically an indicator that you are on the right track and you need to be careful about your thoughts. Also you need to monitor your thoughts when you see these numbers. If the angels and the universe are communicating with you through numbers, you need to keep a close check on the thoughts you are thinking when you see these numbers. I also think that your mind becomes more focused and sharp and alert and that you start noticing these sequences more. They were always there but your focus and energy was scattered. Does that make sense?
  • You start seeing the Law of attraction in action in your past and present life. I could clearly see how the law of attraction was doing it's thing, only I wasn’t aware of how to work with it properly.
  • You will hear about one thing and then you will hear about that thing over and over again. I think it’s just your mind being more alert making you notice things you didn’t notice before. Here’s a very small example and I hope it will make sense. I heard about cul-de-sac in general for the first time about a year ago. And then I kept hearing about cul-de-sac everywhere for the next few weeks. In conversations, in articles, in videos etc. And then we moved house. And our house was on a cul-de-sac.
  • A big change in social relationships and getting removed from difficult situations. It almost feels like something bigger, stronger and powerful has taken control of the things and situation for you. In a good way obviously. You might even feel like your whole life is falling apart as far relationships & your social life are concerned. Some relationships will come to an end. Just accept them as lessons and try to move on. The idea is to keep your focus on the bigger picture.


Spiritual awakening is a very subtle shift. You still remain very much be human, you don’t get crazy super powers, you still feel bored anxious depressed frustrated jealous but you learn to deal with it slightly better. You will still be washing pots, doing the laundry and the usual chores but with a little more joy and awe. There will be good days and then there will be dark days, but you just learn to ride the waves a bit better. 

Please share your spiritual experiences with me as I would love to know how you feel about this subject.
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