But the spiritual awakening path is not linear. We do not move from point A to point B in a single straight line. Instead, we often move in spirals and concentric circles.
Contrary to its popular depiction, spiritual awakening isn’t like hiking up an ascending mountain – instead, it’s comparable to a journey taken through a series of rippling valleys.
These valleys contain benevolent guides and treasures, but also traps, monsters, and other perils.
We can go from feeling blissfully connected to devastated in the space of a few steps. But regardless of what you’re feeling, be assured that so long as you’re on this path, you are always learning. You are always growing. And you are moving ever-closer to the center of the mandala: your Eternal, Unchanging Self.
Spiritual Awakening Test
If you’ve read our previous spiritual awakening article, you’ll be familiar with the seven different stages of this path. The free spiritual awakening test below makes this knowledge experiential so that you can discover where you are at right now. Doing so will help you to gain your bearings, orient yourself, and know what to do next.
Be aware, however, that there are no “better” or “worse” stages. This isn’t a competition. Furthermore, it’s common to move backward and forward on the path.
Ultimately we’ve tried our best to define the indefinable. So be aware of the limitations of this test, while also seeing its value.
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