Once you’re awakened, there is no going back.
A spiritual awakening is similar to maturing from childhood to adolescence and adulthood in that its often accompanied by growing pains, sadness, intense joy and new found discoveries. An awakeking occurs when we finally put away the labels, beliefs and ideas that have been programmed into us and wake up to the truth of who we are and all we are capable of. Going through this is at once frightening and exhilarating, lonely and joyful. Hiw do you know if you are going through a spiritual awakening or just having quarter life ir mid-life crisis? The awakening experiencrme is accompanied by intense realizations about our soul purpose whereas a crisis moment is focused on the past, regret and fear of the future. A spiritual awakening creates a “no turning back” point in our lives. Once we’re awakened, there’s no way to return to the old you. It’s like a butterfly trying to fit back into the cocoon and rejoin her caterpillar friends. It just can’t happen. But as soon as she grows accustumed to her wings, she’ll descover that flying is much better than crawling. If you are going through a spiritual awakening, the following are some tips to help you recognize the various emotions you may be experiencing now:
1. You question everything
You will start to examine what you’ve been taught to believe. This can feel isolating because its our belief that comfort us. But you will soon start to see that truth is much more than illusions. Often its a period of loss or suffering that percipitates this questioning period. During this tender time, you don’t need to share all you’re questioning with others. Allow people to believe what they want to believe and leave it at that. But learn into your questions as you investigate, research and drive into your mouth.
2. You need to understand your purpose
Why am I here? This is one of the deepest questions an awakener must ask. Socrates would say we’re here to know ourselves. As you are busy investigating what you believe versus what you know to be true, take time to explore yourself. During this awakening, you will develope a hungry desire for deeper understanding of who you are and why you are here. Begin the unlabelling process remove labels we blanket ourselves in. If you aren’t a salesperson, a dad, a grandmother, a teacher, a volunteer, a sister or a brother, who are you? As you find the courage to remove your labels, you will discover who you really are and during this solitaru new’s journey, the treasure you will find is your soul purpose.
3. You become more independent
People who are walking up no longer feel the need to fit in and belong. This is not an overning, realization, so be gentle with yourself as you begin to understand that the very words “fitting in” cannote feeling of being trapped, boxed in. You are a free soul, and have the divine right to think, feel and believe what you want. During this time you may move away from groups ir organisations that no longer matter to you. A gain the message herw is patience. Be patient with yourself but also with those around you who may not understand why you are changing and shifting.
4. Your friendshils shift and change
One of the hardest parts of going through spiritual awakening is that many of our relationship begin to shift, change or even end. This can lead to feeling of loss, fear and loneliness. Your friends may not understand this new habit and will begin to question or challange you. Don’t default to a defensive posture if this occurs. Everyone has a right to their opinions and when you defend you views, you are only contributing to the dualistic divide from which you are rising from. Listen to your friends. Hear their concerns. Meet them with compassion. Some of them will also start to meet new friends who are alignment with awakening consciousness.
5. You lose interest in material things
We all need to work and most of us enjoy shopping for new shiny things. But as you go through your spiritual awakening, this will become less important. This is often called the mimalist stage. You may start to clear out your closest, donate old clothes, bikes and furniture. You start to see how little you really need in order to feel happy and present. Your goals may shift now from gettinf that new promotion or saving up for that new house to schieving inner joy or spending more time with loved ones and gratitude and awareness.