We are spiritual beings having a human experience, a concept that can be a little challenging at first to comprehend–especially since we’re lumped up in these meat costumes called bodies. Please understand that this does not have anything to do with what line of belief you come from, whether you are an atheist, religious, or spiritual person.
While we try to fill this hole with money, material things, lovers, careers, and addictions, we ultimately wind up feeling isolated and alone, not knowing what to do with our lives. Many of us have inherited a chronic but profound sense of unhappiness. No matter what we do or where we go, we always seem to carry a gaping void of emptiness and isolation within us. For others, this feeling creeps up later in life, while others take the quest to search for a more profound sense of happiness after having reached financial and material goals yet still feel unhappy and hallow. As well, after a distressing experience or spontaneous catalyst, it is usual for us to experience a sacred rebirth of “waking up” to life. This chaotic period is known as the spiritual awakening process.
WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING?
Put, it marks the beginning of your initiation on your spiritual path. This process looks different for each individual, yet there are some similarities in terms of processes and signs. Another essential aspect that spiritual awakenings include that this process is not linear. Instead, try to see it as if you’re feeling off layers. Which you will continue doing throughout your life, and the intensity will differ throughout your life until you cross other to your next journey. It is a process you can’t fake yourself through, and if you think you at any time have “found yourself,”–you will most likely with time, see that there is no such thing. There is a lot of spiritual bypass floating around, a topic we will discuss more. It is a process of becoming, but more so embodying.
Although a spiritual awakening gets glamorized, especially in today's social media, those who’ve gone through, it knows how painful it can be. Why? You will begin to see through the lies and illusion of the world. Just like any process of lost, this is a process that requires time. It’s a profound realization that leaves one craving for something more fulfilling and more vibrant.
The spiritual awakening is a phase of stripping down your ego. Our egos are designed to keep us “safe” when we begin this phase; the ego begins to die. It will do all that it can to keep you “safe.” Sometimes it will, but depending on your awareness and resilience, you can work through these layers with compassion and grace towards yourself. Please note that ATC suggests having a mentor or teacher to console while walking this path as it’s easy to get caught up in confusion and the web of lies swirling on the internet. Please feel free to contact us here if you need directions to a qualified mentor, coach, or/and healer.
The feeling that your life doesn’t make sense anymore is the byproduct of having all of your former beliefs, desires, and paradigms challenged and contradicted. It can start as an emotion, yet something challenging to intellectualize–the spiritual awakening requires one to go through the heart space. It is painful, but a necessary part of your expansion. It is a phase of confronting dogmas, social constructs, and patriarchal systems to come closer to your core and essence. When we undergo this process, we wake up to life. Here’s where we begin to fathom and experience our origin of divinity while detaching from our thoughts, feelings, and the meat suit we experience life from. In other words, in this process, we let go of who we think we are to become.
Why does spiritual awakening happen?
Please note that this is a multi-dimensional and layered question. Therefore, the answer here will be kept simple with the intention to serve the highest good of all concerned with ease and grace.
Spiritual awakening happens as a natural part of your souls’ evolution, which is expanding. Just as everything in life grows, so does our connection with our souls. The more you connect to your soul, the more you experience transformation. The more you embody your soul, the more you taste real and lasting joy, peace, fulfillment, love, and freedom.
PRACTICES TO ASSIST IN YOUR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
If you feel like you have had hints of awakening but want to open yourself fully to its potential, here are some recommended activities:
Spend time out in nature
Connect with your community
Spend time in your silence, yet don’t be afraid of reaching out for support - this is not a process you need to go through alone. However, it’s of the highest importance that you make sure who’s guiding you is doing if of the highest good of all.