Updated: Nov 4
Here is a truth about spiritual awakening - it is not always a pleasant experience. In fact, it can be quite challenging and uncomfortable at times. This is because it involves a deep and profound shift in consciousness, which can bring up all sorts of old emotions and patterns that need to be cleared. From my experience, and the experience of others that I have known, these are some of the common challenges people experience during a spiritual awakening.
There are often feelings of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety. This is because the old ways of thinking and seeing the world no longer work, and the new ways are not yet fully formed.
There is often emotional overwhelm. This can include feelings of sadness, anger, grief, and fear. As old wounds are healed and new perspectives are realized, it is normal to feel a range of strong emotions.
There can also be physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and digestive problems during a spiritual awakening. This is due to the body's detoxification process and the release of suppressed emotions.
It is not unusual to experience some form of social isolation due to the fact that it can be difficult to relate to others who are not on the same spiritual path. It is common for this to lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
So, why bother? Because, despite the challenges, a spiritual awakening is a deeply rewarding and transformative experience. It ultimately leads to great love, a greater sense of peace, joy, and connection to oneself and the world around.
Here are some basic guidelines that I have found to be extremely important during the Awakening process.
First, and most important, is to be patient and gentle with yourself. This is a process that takes time and effort. Don't expect to have everything figured out overnight.
Second, seek support from others who are on a similar path. There are many online and in-person guides and communities where you can connect with other people who are experiencing spiritual awakening.
And third, and most importantly, if you are experiencing a spiritual awakening, know that you are not alone. This is a common and natural process that requires patience and support. Be open to the challenges and embrace the changes. Remember, everything that is happening is for your highest good.