How do you know you are experiencing a spiritual awakening? Are you starting to ask yourself questions, such as, who am I? What is my purpose? Or are you simply wondering how you can completely change your whole life?
When I began on my spiritual journey it was when I was in a deep depression. I felt sick about where I was in my life. Other’s envied my marriage. I had the hardworking and kind husband living in a townhome that was only a few miles from the bay. We went on weekly dates and supported each other in our new careers. Yet I was depressed.
What is a spiritual journey?
A spiritual journey is a journey you would take to find out who you are, what your problems are in life, and how to come to peace with the world. The purpose of a spiritual journey is rare to find an answer; rather, it is a process of continually asking questions.The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. -Marianne WilliamsonClick To Tweet
Yes, I had that “Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love” thing going on. I wasn’t happy in my marriage, the town, the family, or with myself. I gained maybe over 30 pounds and worked 60-80 hours a week in my business for several months. When I wasn’t working I was sitting at home alone. I couldn’t bring myself to admit that I was unhappy with my life. I was too concerned with what other people would think of me.
My inner voice told me to find a therapist because I couldn’t live like this anymore. Speaking to a complete stranger about how I was feeling, believe it or not, was refreshing. She didn’t know my husband or I. So her opinions of us was completely unbiased. A lot of the time we need that unbiased opinion and a different perspective.
My therapist recommended I travel back home and take a break from the marriage for a while. Clear my mind and really figure out what I want and need. When I went back home I started to listen to my inner voice again. I felt compelled to meditate and to do yoga.
Every morning I would go on my mother’s sun porch and meditate. I started to do research on meditation and yoga. My mind completely stopped thinking about designing websites and now all I could focus on was finding answers to why I was so unhappy.
Looking back, I now understand that I had to make hard decisions in order to be happy. I got a divorce, I quit my 17-year freelance design business, I dated the wrong guy and got pregnant, and two years later I left my child’s father. There were so many wrong turns and so many endings.
My best advice I can give to anyone who is going through a spiritual awakening is to do it single if possible. You will need plenty of alone time to figure your shit out. Also, you won’t attract any loving energy as you are imbalanced.You learn who you are by unlearning who they taught you to be. -Nikki RoweClick To Tweet
What is a spiritual awakening?
A spiritual Awakening is allowing yourself to be open and inviting the living Spirit of God and the love of God to enter your heart. It is the Moment when God awakens your soul to a new awareness, a new perception of the world around you.
What are the signs you’re going through a spiritual awakening?
Similar to I, if you are experiencing depression and anxiety over a period of time. If you are questioning why you are on this earth and what your purpose is in this life. If you no longer like what you once liked to do and you want your life to change you might be experiencing a spiritual awakening. You might start to feel more sensitive and feel greater empathy for others. If you start to experience more synchronicities, such as continuously seeing similar numbers and animals around you look into it deeper.
I started to notice signs, numbers, and omens around me. Black crow birds and white butterflies. I would always question myself – why am I seeing these animals and why am I paying attention to them? Due to my curiosity, I would research the spiritual meaning to numbers like 1111 and black crows.
I started to attract people who were into occult science, metaphysics, astrology, and tarot. People whom I had this “known” spiritual connection with (I will discuss soulmates in the future as well). I felt that consulting with tarot readers, psychics, and astrologers were more fitting for me and what I was experiencing.
A left-brain therapist who is no clue about spirituality, occult, and metaphysics would only throw me in a mental institution because they can’t fathom anything other than religion and college studies. Best to not try to make something fit that could and would never fit. So I started to consult with psychics, tarot readers, and astrologers. I started to study astrology more as I once did when I was younger.
Everyone’s experience is unique. Please write in the comment below about your experience. 🙂