23 signs you are experiencing a spiritual awakening
Experiencing a spiritual awakening is one of the loneliest, but also one of the most beautiful experiences in life.
The unsettling and equally beautiful thing about spiritual awakenings is that they occur at the least expected times. There’s no way to schedule them. They whirl everything around like tornadoes. But the hidden gift buried deep within them is that they appear precisely when we need them most.
But what does “spiritual awakening” actually mean?
When we go through a spiritual awakening, we literally “wake up.” We begin to question our old beliefs, habits, and social conditioning and see that there is much more to life than we were taught.
What’s the meaning of my life? What happens after death? A spiritual awakening awakens the deepest and most meaningful questions within us that we have always put off.
There are many symptoms of spiritual awakening. In fact, these are not only emotional, but also psychological and even physical. Here are 23 of the most common signs that you are experiencing a spiritual awakening:
1. You feel lost and lonely
Nothing in your life seems to make sense anymore. You have the feeling of wandering through an endless wilderness. You have trouble establishing a relationship with those you once felt close to.
2. You see that many people are unhappy
You start engaging in activism or reading more about the human condition. It’s agonizing for you to realize how much pain there is in the world.
3. You see through society and its illusions
Materialism, success and profit mean nothing to you anymore. You feel like a cog in the machine of society.
4. You want to clean up your life
You’re tired of feeling stranded, depressed, and hopeless. Suddenly you feel the need to simplify and declutter your life. This could mean cutting ties with toxic people or rethinking your habits.
5. You feel more empathy and compassion
Your innate empathy is awakened and you may find it difficult to deal with the intensity of your feelings. This is a central point in your inner transformation.
6. You feel the need to be alone
If you used to be an extrovert, you are now experiencing the introverted side of your being. You spend a lot of time looking within and enjoying the stillness. At this point, you can lose touch with many old friends.
7. You feel like your life isn’t right
Everything you believed seems wrong. Your life doesn’t feel like your own. You don’t feel like yourself anymore. All of this no longer brings you any meaning or satisfaction.
8. You want to experience the meaning of life
You deeply yearn to find your purpose in life. You have no idea what your destination is, but you’re dying to find it.
9. You ask deep questions
Questions like “Why am I here?” “Why do people suffer?” arise in your head. You start to think more philosophically.
10. You realize that many things in your life that you have learned are based on lies
You begin to realize how many beliefs, feelings, and values are not your own, but inherited from others or from your culture.
11. Your intuition is stronger
You allow your intuition to guide your decisions and you can receive secret messages from your subconscious. At some point you will begin to discover your hidden spiritual gifts and talents by learning to trust your intuition.
12. You notice different signs in your life
You begin to become aware of the many signs that life brings to you. You can even have some mystical experiences.
13. You feel more curious
Even the smallest things bring you joy and happiness. Life is suddenly magical, amazing and beautiful in your eyes. And you want to know and learn more.
14. You start loving unconditionally
You lose interest in drama, conflict, and anything that perpetuates hatred. And you feel unconditional love for yourself and for others.
15. You realize that we are all one
Not only do you understand intellectually that we are all connected, but you also feel it deep in your bones. You realize that our thoughts and beliefs affect reality and that we are all fragments of a greater whole.
16. The conversations of those around you seem superficial
When you talk to people, you feel a strong sense of separation. You find that few people are comfortable talking about passion, emotions, meaning, and the soul.
17. You’re thinking about quitting your job
Even though you’ve worked for years to get your degree, to establish your career and you feel nothing but emptiness. Your job no longer gives you the sense of fulfillment you need. You’re desperate for more.
18. You crave authenticity and truth
Being true to yourself is the top priority. You hate pretending and putting on the old masks you used to wear. You want to be completely authentic. Fake makes you sick.
19. You become aware of your unhealthy habits
You are painfully aware of your mistakes and destructive habits. A strong urge arises within you to wipe the slate clean and start over and change your habits.
20. You have anxiety or depression
You may also experience deep bouts of depression or persistent anxiety. The shock of plunging into your awakening leaves you feeling unstable. Uncertainty and fear accompany you everywhere.
21. You become more sensitive and sensitive
Everything affects you more. You feel the energy of others more intensely, the pain of your loved ones more intensely, and the difficulties in life deeper than ever before. At the same time you feel a wonderfully increased connection with animals and nature.
22. You want to make the world a better place
You want to make the world a better place. You begin to see the big picture. This desire to make a real impact means actively helping others or finding a purpose in life.
23. You want to know who you are
You ask yourself endless questions about your identity and your life. As a result, you begin to read many self-help books and spiritual texts. This is a strong sign that you are currently experiencing a spiritual awakening.