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What is Spiritual Awakening?

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life where things around you start to lose a sense of meaning, that what used to be your hobbies, work, and surroundings suddenly you have less interest.

If so, you may have gone through a spiritual awakening.

Many people are going through this process of spiritual awakening, but what does it really mean to awaken spiritually?

What is Spiritual Awakening
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Living a Spiritual Awakening Experience - Carlos Opinion

I got to find out about this topic after I had experienced it and not before.

Never in my life, I knew exactly about what a real spiritual experience was.

And to be told, I came from a family that has a Christian-Catholic background, who went to church on Sundays, but never ever heard about topics like, Dark Night of the Soul, Kundalini Awakening, Shakti Energy, Masculine and Femenine Energy, Synchronicities, Pineal Gland – Third Eye and Ego Death so on.

Yes, once in a while heard about Chakras, but rarely knew about what the real meaning of unblocking the chakras was.

During the lent of 2020, I was drawn to do a spiritual practice, and for around 40 days, for at least 1 hour a day, I was doing meditation and prayers.

Never ever I have thought that what I was doing, was eventually leading me to the drastic spiritual awakening experience.

15th of April 2020, that was a day for me that I experienced the kundalini energy running through my body.

I started to disconnect from reality, and the priest who I went to for help, took me back home and tried to set me to rest in bed, but as soon as I was laying down in bed, I just felt through my body and spine, a sense of pulling energy that kept me standing up from bed.

Suddenly, I was finding myself in an altered state of consciousness, as Dr. Stanislav Grof states, and living a spiritual emergency.

Years after this life-changing event, I can say that I am on my path of growth and transformation.

I took the decision to leave my job in Germany, to leave the country, and come back to Mexico as I felt that it was the right decision to do after my awakening experience.

I had to turn the focus into the “I”, into healing myself first, into taking care of my health, and start to grow back again, similar to a tree.

Certainly, that day of my Dark Night of the Soul, I ended down in a deep hell, but as said, in order to grow way high and strong, the roots have to be well grounded.

The Spiritual Awakening Process

What is spiritual awakening?

Spiritual awakening is a process where one become conscious that one is not the thought, but the one who observes the thought. 

A person experiences a shift in consciousness.

It is a state of consciousness where we no longer identify with our ego, and instead, we identify with our spiritual essence.

This process is not always easy, and it is often marked by significant changes in our physical, emotional, and mental states.

Spiritual awakeneing has also been named as kundalini awakening, where the dormant energy at the base of the spine rise up to above to what is named the crown of the head and activates the pineal gland (third eye).

Spiritual awakening stages

The spiritual awakening process is not a linear journey, and there are often different stages that we go through.

These stages range from the initial realization that we are spiritually awakened to the integration of this realization into our daily lives.

One of the most well-known stages is the dark night of the soul, where we face our deepest fears and doubts before we can fully awaken.

Going down and through hell is neccessary to set out the roots for the new tree that is about to grow back again.

Going Through a Spiritual Awakening

What does it mean to awaken?

When we awaken spiritually, we become more aware of our true nature and our connection to the universe.

This awakening can be triggered by a variety of experiences, including a near-death experience, a significant life event, or simply a desire to explore our spiritual path.

Once we awaken, we can begin to experience life in a new and more profound way.

Signs of spiritual awakening

Before a spiritual awakeneing, one can start being drawn to be more in contact with topics regarding spirituality and religion.

Each person might have different physical symptoms, but for some having less time sleeping can be one sign. 

You may also experience synchronicities right after the awakening, such as seeing numbers like 111, 222, 333, 11:11 etc,, or meaningful coincidences, as a sign that you are on the right path.

Dark night of the soul

The dark night of the soul is a significant stage in the spiritual awakening process.

 It is a period of intense inner turmoil where we are forced to confront our deepest fears and doubts about our spiritual path.

This stage is often marked by depression, anxiety, psychosis and a sense of despair, but it is also an opportunity for growth and transformation.

Spirituality and Enlightenment

What is spirituality?

Spirituality is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of beliefs and practices.

At its core, spirituality is about connecting with our spiritual essence and with something greater than ourselves.

Some people express this connection through organized religion, while others explore spirituality through meditation, yoga, or other practices.

It is important to note that relgion and spirituality are linked, but it should not be considered the same.

As in for the universe, everything is all connected, the one and the same, but as some religions have done, it has created separation among humanity.

Enlightening experiences

There are many different experiences that can lead to spiritual enlightenment, from meditation to psychedelic substances to near-death experiences.

Whatever the experience, the ultimate goal is to transcend the ego and connect with our spiritual essence.

This can be a life-changing experience that opens up new possibilities and perspectives.

Synchronicity

Synchronicity is the concept that events are not simply a result of cause and effect, but are connected by meaningful coincidences. 

These coincidences can be a sign that we are on the right path and are aligned with the universe.

Synchronicities can take many different forms, from numbers that keep showing up to chance encounters with people who have a significant impact on our lives.

Life-Changing Effects of Spiritual Awakening

Bliss, connectedness, and other positive effects

Going through a spiritual awakening can have a significant impact on our lives.

Some of the positive effects include a sense of peace and connectedness, a new perspective on life, and a deeper understanding of our true selves and our place in the universe.

We may also experience moments of profound bliss and joy.

How spiritual awakening affects everyone differently

Spiritual awakening is a highly personal and unique experience, and it can affect everyone differently.

 Some people may experience a sudden and dramatic shift in their perspective, while others may experience a more gradual awakening over time.

The important thing is to embrace your spiritual journey and trust that you are on the right path.

The importance of embracing your spiritual journey

Going through a spiritual awakening can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience, but it is also a profound opportunity for growth and transformation.

By embracing your spiritual journey, you can open up new possibilities and perspectives, and connect more deeply with your true self and with the universe.

So, if you are experiencing a spiritual awakening, embrace it fully and trust that you are on the right path.

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