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3 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening


Spiritual Awakening Symptoms

Now depending on how long you’ve been Googling “spiritual awakening,” you might be expecting me to talk about specific things. Like physical symptoms in the body as a result of your ascension. 

And you might be wondering if these symptoms are like badges of honor, or milestones that have to be met in order to “graduate” to higher levels of ascension. 

What I have to say about spiritual awakening symptoms is not like other content creators in this field. My overall style of spirituality is very grounded, and certainly not “one size fits all.” 

I don’t resonate with spirituality that is too high in the sky. I don’t want to forget my humanity while I’m exploring divinity. 

My goal today is to help you better understand what’s happening during a spiritual awakening and why. As opposed to trying to diagnose yourself with some other-wordly ailment. 

But I do think those other viewpoints are valid and I want to address them here so we end up with a well rounded episode. 

Physical symptoms like vertigo, trembling, tinnitus, headaches or migraines, fatigue, and paresthesia (which could be tingling, numbness, chilling, burning, or that “pins and needles” feeling). 

I’ve definitely experienced some of these things as direct results from really intense spiritual experiences, so it’s truly not uncommon. 

However, I’m very hesitant to talk more in detail about physical symptoms such as these because 1. I’m not a medical doctor, 2. I don’t want anyone discounting persistent physical symptoms, and 3. There are COUNTLESS reasons why these physical symptoms would manifest, not just a spiritual awakening experience. The physical reactions we have to Spirit, meditation, energy healing, etc. are going to become their own episode in the future. 

So instead we’re going to focus on more subtle, magical symptoms of spiritual awakening. 

In some capacity, your spiritual awakening is going to reveal what has been hidden and suppressed. And once those doors blow open, there’s no going back to the way things were.

Lies and secrets become unsustainable 

This is the biggest indicator of a spiritual awakening. Everything you’ve believed to be the truth before has suddenly been revealed as untrustworthy. 

Think of all those moments where you realized things weren’t what they seemed to be. There is so much mystery and delusion out there, some purposeful and some inadvertent. Questions far outnumber answers, which is quite unsettling when the questions are existential. 

In some capacity, your spiritual awakening is going to reveal what has been hidden and suppressed. And once those doors blow open, there’s no going back to the way things were.

When all the lies and secrets become unsustainable, everything comes crashing down. Which leads us into the next spiritual awakening sign.  

You’re rebuilding your entire life

This is what we talked about in detail in episode 126 about the stages of spiritual awakening. You’re likely to experience major life changes during your awakening. And I’m not just talking about redecorating. I’m talking about total upheaval. Not to scare you or anything, because it’s always for your highest good. 

Most of the time, you’re making the choice to rebuild your life. And the second you make that decision internally, the Universe often responds by pulling the rug out from under you. 

Even if it’s scary at first, rebuilding your life in the wake of a spiritual awakening is going to feel so easy and wonderful. It’s in much better alignment than your life before. Once all those secrets are revealed and the walls come crashing down, you’ll be relieved at the chance to rebuild and start fresh. 

Self Awareness and Reflection 

If you lack self awareness, you wouldn’t be listening to this podcast. Or any other podcast like mine. People who completely lack self awareness aren’t at a point in their journey where they find this sort of information. 

Because the Universe will never put something in your path that you’re not ready for, or that isn’t for your heist good. From the very first time you come across anything spiritual in nature, you’re ready for it. 

So those who don’t have any self awareness or self reflection skills aren’t quite ready for this level of awakening. But when they are, the Universe will guide them in a way that suits them. 

But self awareness and self reflection are the backbone of your spiritual awakening. Otherwise, you’re just living on autopilot. With self awareness comes the realization that you have a lot more control over your life than you realize (thanks Law of Attraction!) 

In some capacity, your spiritual awakening is going to reveal what has been hidden and suppressed. And once those doors blow open, there’s no going back to the way things were.

What Happens After Spiritual Awakening?

By default, your spiritual awakening is going to change the course of your entire life. Seriously. And it doesn’t have to be filled with doom and gloom. But unfortunately, at first, it probably will be. 

That’s because your life up until now has been built around certain beliefs, systems, dynamics, assumptions, etc. And you’ve attracted experiences and people into your life that resonate with the energy of those things (the energy of your life pre-awakening). 

But now that the energy has shifted, you’re no longer resonating with all those experiences and people. Inevitably, this is where we begin rebuilding our lives. We have to surround ourselves with things and people who resonate with us post-awakening. 

And this transition is often very sad, difficult, trigger, and full of pain. We’re going through the grieving process after an important phase of our lives just ended. So yeah, be prepared for some heavy emotions at some point along the journey. 

Once you’ve accepted the changes and worked through the grief, you’ll be on the other side of a much brighter future. All endings are followed by beginnings. All spiritual awakenings mark the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another. 

So what actually happens after a spiritual awakening? 

Well…in reality….the short answer is…..more awakenings. 

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That’s right. Having “a” spiritual awakening is a myth. If anything, we should be saying we started  spiritual awakening. Because it never ends.

We’re basically stepping into a new way of living, being, thinking, acting, and believing. And we’re learning so much along the way. Eventually, this cycle will end as well. Then we’ll enter a new cycle. And each time we are crossing between endings and beginnings, they’re a little less dramatic. 

Sequential awakenings/cycles are progressively more transformational on much deeper levels. You will probably still face plenty of massive external changes. But the transformations are focused on your inner world the further you travel down the spiritual path. 

Feeling Lost After Spiritual Awakening

I hope this episode is bringing you lots of comfort. I want you to think of your spiritual awakening as something beautiful you have the honor of experiencing. It’s meant to feel like coming home, returning to a familiar truth that you’ve always known. 

If you’re feeling lost after having started awakening, know that you’re not alone. It’s part of the process. I highly recommend revisiting the Awakening Stories series if you’re feeling lost. It was made specifically for mystics who feel that way. 

Thank you so much for reading. And as you go on your way today, know that I’m sending you an abundance of love, light, and inspiration. Blessed be!


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