Have you ever felt that you have gone mad because you have several questions in mind about your existence? You are experiencing confusion, so you ask yourself deep questions. Why am I here in the world? What is my purpose in life? Why do unfortunate things happen even to people who do good? Those are some of the concerns that keep on bugging you.
Conversely, after a few years, you begin to understand the deeper meaning of spirituality and truth beyond the material things in life. You stop judging people because of the love and compassion you feel for them. So for clarity, you tried to consult with an expert on spiritual healing, spiritual awakening, and enlightenment.
What are the signs that you are experiencing a spiritual awakening? Why does it happen?
Why awakening spiritually happens
Spiritual awakening is the product of an evolving and maturing soul. You connect more with your soul or your totality of who you are at a core level as you grow older. And the higher the connection is, the more your soul transforms.
The process to achieve full awakening can be difficult and painful. But at the last stage of the spiritual awakening process, your life will never be the same. It will be much more meaningful than before.
The Stages of Spiritual Awakening
Confusions happen at the first stage of spiritual awakening. It is when you will feel depressed, alienated, and lost. You want to know something, but you cannot pinpoint what is it exactly. There is an unknown void that keeps on haunting you, which may emerge at the same time you experience a life crisis. And then, you begin seeing the reality of life in a different perspective. You cannot help but notice every negativity in the world. From nothingness, you can now only perceive pain, doubts, lies, and suffering that society emanates.
After that is the realization that there should be an answer to everything. Your initial questions are coming back to you, and you think that there is a collective explanation to those – your purpose, destiny, and the true meaning of life.
As you dig deeper for that ultimate explanation and find more about your soul, you will find the beliefs that can lessen the feeling of your existential suffering. It is when your true self emerges, and everything enlightens. Once you reach this stage of hope and happiness, you will be able to see the true nature of reality. Also, you talk to an expert on spiritual healing to become guided appropriately.
That breakthrough can be somehow intriguing that you may feel disillusioned and lost again. You want to know if you have done enough. That should not be the end of it, you say to yourself. So, you crave for something less superficial as the spiritual breakthrough that you have realized may not be authentic as it seems. This sadness will encourage you to search for more until you find deep and serious philosophies in meditation, ritual, and mindfulness.
Ultimately, you reach this stage of synthesizing everything that you have learned. You process all of it by yourself and apply it to everyday life. This stage is called integration wherein you have innately and actively developed a sense of deep spiritual practice. This time, there are no more doubts, no more coming back to the previous stage.
Everything has meaning now – being in the right place at the right time. You feel joyous with an expanded judgment of the world as a whole. And, you are finally sure that this self-realization and enlightenment will last longer.
PS: You are not alone: “Today, for more and more people these voices are ringing hollow. Words like “high-tech” and “modern” lose their cachet as a multiplicity of crises converge upon our planet. If we are fortunate, we might, for a time, prevent these crises from invading our personal lives. Yet as the environment continues to deteriorate, as job security evaporates, as the international situation worsens, as new incurable diseases appear, as the pace of change accelerates, it seems impossible to rest at ease. The world grows more competitive, more dangerous, less hospitable to easy living, and security comes with greater and greater effort. And even when temporary security is won, a latent anxiety lurks within the fortress walls, a mute unease in the background of modern life. It pervades technological society, and only intensifies as the pace of technology quickens. We begin to grow hopeless as our solutions—new technologies, new laws, more education, trying harder—only seem to worsen our problems. For many activists, hopelessness gives way to despair as, despite their best efforts, catastrophe looms ever closer.” Charles Eisenstein