No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain. – Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Spiritual growth is an experience we all go through once we have experienced the spiritual awakening process. As we begin to awaken to the truth of […]
When we have a spiritual awakening, we literally “wake up” to life. We begin to question our old beliefs, habits and ideals, and see that there is much more to life than what we have been taught.
Spiritual awakenings can happen at any moment or period in life. They can be spontaneous, but they can also be triggered by major life changes, illnesses, tragedies and traumas. If you’ve experienced a spiritual awakening, you might crave to find the meaning of your life and whether there is a “higher state” of being.
Common signs of a spiritual awakening include:
- Feeling as though your life has changed forever
- Uncertainty and fear
- No longer liking what you once liked to do
- Extreme desire for solitude
- Feeling greater empathy for others
- Becoming more sensitive
- Going through bouts of anxiety and depression
- Asking questions such as “Why am I here?” and “What is my life purpose?”
- Thirst for truth and spiritual self-fulfillment
Spiritual awakenings often mark the beginning of our soulwork and spiritual paths. However, spiritual awakenings can be shocking, painful and extremely unsettling periods of our lives. Often people who experience spiritual awakenings feel as though their entire lives have been turned upside down and inside out. This shock is often referred to as the Dark Night of the Soul.
This category will help you understand what you are going through, and where to go from here.
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