Physical & Emotional Signs Your Having a Spiritual Awakening

We all experience spiritual awakenings at different stages in life and for some not at all. This can be quite a confusing and daunting time for some as you will begin to experience shifts in your personality, environment, relationships and overall mental and physical health. Are you experiencing a spiritual awakening? Let's get into it.

What is a Spiritual Awakening?

A spiritual awakening is the realisation that there is something more. It's when you start gaining a greater awareness that you're more than just your body, that you can shift and control your subconscious thoughts and that your past doesn't determine your future.

You will begin to have a greater sense of truth and reality, a stronger connection to nature and often naturally start to experiment with different modalities to help you unblock your energy centres.

This might include chasing knowledge through books or podcasts, practicing meditation, chakra work, breathwork or yoga. While this is all initially very exciting, it can be a truly challenging time in your life as you begin to face harsh realities, work through your past trauma and start to make drastic changes in your life.

Your first spiritual awakening usually marks the beginning of your spiritual journey and is the catalyst for letting go of the old and clearing space for the new. 

Physical Signs of a Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakenings are a deeply personal and subjective experience, and the physical signs can be different for each person. However, some common physical signs that people may experience during spiritual awakening include:

  1. Heightened sensitivity to sound, light, and other sensory input.
  2. Changes in sleep patterns, including feeling more alert at night and experiencing vivid dreams or nightmares.
  3. Increased physical energy or feelings of being electrified or buzzing.
  4. Changes in appetite, including feeling less hungry or having a greater desire for fresh, healthy foods.
  5. Changes in physical appearance, such as weight loss or a glowing complexion.
  6. Feeling a sense of warmth or energy in the body, especially in the chest or head.
  7. Changes in the way you perceive reality, such as feeling more present and aware in the moment, or experiencing a shift in consciousness.

Emotional Signs of a Spiritual Awakening

  1. Feeling Disconnected or Detached
  2. Questioning Everything
  3. Vivid or Lucid Dreams
  4. Re-evaluating relationships
  5. Accepting That Everyone is On Their Own Path
  6. Feeling More Connected to Nature
  7. Feeling More Empathetic
  8. Bored of Small Talk
  9. You Can Sense Manipulation
  10. Seeing Angel Numbers are Synchronicities

1. Feeling Disconnected or Detached

The beginning of your spiritual awakening can feel quite lonely. You may feel isolated, alienated, depressed and confused in these initial stages. At this point, something feels wrong, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.

You are starting to enter into a greater awareness and are ready to leave behind the state of complacent unawareness. This phase of your awakening can either be triggered spontaneously or by a life altering event.

2. Questioning Everything 

Everything you once knew seems wrong. For most of your life you felt like something was a little off, but you accepted what was taught to you by your family, friends and school.

You have started to question everything from politics, to work life, relationships, religion and more. You’re deep diving into questions that you’ve never asked yourself before. You might be researching spirituality, history, health, archaeology, science or more to try to find some answers.

You’re experimenting with new practices like meditation, yoga or simply taking some time to figure things out for yourself. 

3. Vivid or Lucid Dreams 

Your dreams have become more intense and vivid. You may also experience lucid dreaming where it feels as though you are conscious and awake in the dream-state. These dreams often have some connection to what is happening in your waking state. 

4. Re-evaluating Relationships 

Suddenly you are much more conscious about how certain relationships make you feel. You are going through a transformative experience and that means you’re going to feel a shift in your relationships.

Some people won’t understand or accept the changes you are making for yourself. You will find that you will lose some relationships and gain some new ones that are more aligned with your path. 

5. Accepting that Everyone is on their Own Path

At first you may get a little excited and try to share your new found knowledge with all of your loved ones. This is generally short-lived, as you realise that you can’t convince anyone to live their lives differently.

Winning arguments and proving your point to others no longer seems necessary. You’ve learnt to accept that everyone is on their own path which allows you to focus inward on yourself. 

6. Feeling more Connected to Nature 

You may not have ever been someone who appreciated the outdoors before, but suddenly you are drawn to it. You feel connected to the earth and want to spend more time in nature; breathing in fresh air, feeling the grass between your toes or looking up at the clouds.

Your spiritual awakening will lead to a deeper connection to mother earth, being in nature will feel refreshing and contribute to your health and wellbeing. 

7. Feeling More Empathetic

You have a deeper sense of compassion and empathy for people, nature and animals. Your priorities have begun to shift and you feel a calling toward helping people. 

8. Small Talk has become Boring

You’re not really into gossiping and small talk anymore. What was once a fun thing to do with friends, now feels shallow and vapid. You feel disconnected to people who only speak negatively, you’d rather express your goals, dreams and talk to people on a deeper level. 

9. Sensing Manipulation

You’re more receptive to people’s intentions and emotions. You can feel when someone is being insincere or trying to manipulate you. Your spiritual awakening has made you more aware, not only of yourself but those around you. 

10. Seeing Angel Numbers & Synchronicities

You’re seeing angel numbers… everywhere. This is a sign that you’re heading in the right direction on your spiritual journey. You might even experience incredible synchronicities like thinking about someone that you haven't in years and seeing them out of the blue days later. 

Final Thoughts

Although everyone's journey is different there are some common signs that may indicate that you're experiencing a spiritual awakening. If you are feeling alone, disconnected or detached from the world around you, know that this is temporary and part of the awakening process.

You may also experience heightened emotions and confusion as your subconscious mind begins to unravel past trauma. It is important to allow yourself time for self-growth during this period.

There will be multiple spiritual awakenings in your lifetime, so don’t worry if you feel like you haven’t reached an endpoint yet, this will be a continuous journey of self-discovery, healing and growth.

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