The spiritual journey—and the subsequent “spiritual awakening” we pursue—always seems to take place in some exotic place or after a traumatic life event.You can connect with your spirituality and awaken to the lessons that are meant for you—over and over again throughout your life—from the comfort of your own home.
The way one person thinks or perceives things tell a lot about him. The way one looks at things, others may not. We all have different ways of looking at different aspects of life. However, we all may agree to one supreme reality, and that is our spirituality or our spiritual awakening. It is essential to understand that religion and spirituality are separate from each other because the latter lets you choose whichever religious paths you wish to undertake.
From time immemorial, people have understood the importance of spirituality in their lives and made constant efforts to awaken and strengthen their senses.
Spiritual awakening, then, is an awakening of a dimension of reality beyond the confines of the ego. The ego is our exclusive sense of self or “I.” This awakening occurs when, for whatever reason, the ego somehow let’s go so that a Higher Self or Spirit can arise within.
While a spiritual awakening is often considered a journey, it’s not necessarily a journey of physical travel or pilgrimage; it’s a process of going beyond your boundaries and taking the next evolutionary step.
Here are three stages of spiritual awakening, or there are different spiritual awakening levels:
1.The first stage helps you feel relaxed and calm in your surroundings. You live in the present without worrying about what may happen in future or what happened in the past.
2.In the second stage, you may connect with the environment around you. You feel in sync with your surroundings. You may find joy in the most trivial things in life, and you may feel you are one with nature.
3.The third and final stage of enlightenment makes you believe that you are not connected or in sync with things around you, rather you are one with them or in other words you are ‘everything’.
What Are the Benefits of Spiritual Awakening?
1.The feeling of oneness or being one with all.
2.A heightened state of self-awareness and consciousness.
3.Living a more meaningful life.
4.Feeling more peaceful and calm.
5.Feelings of purity.
6.More empathy and compassion for people.
7.Better spiritual connection.
8.No room for negative feelings.
9.Enhanced psychic abilities.
Spiritual Awakening Signs
1.Experiencing Unconditional Love as a state of being.
2.An experience of deep connection with All That Is.
3.A willingness to face and release attachments.
4.Releasing labels that previously defined you.
5.Deep experience of Inner Peace.
6.A Release of Fear Around Death.
7.Standing in your Truth.
9.Depth of Knowing.
10.Understanding the suffering of humanity.
11.Magic within every moment can be felt and experienced.
13.A Deeper understanding of what enlightenment really is.
14.Being aware of yourself as a spiritual being present in physical form.
15.Aware of Your Oneness with All That Is.
Here are six simple ways to set yourself up for a spiritual awakening…
1.Declutter – Decluttering your physical space is important, it’s also important to declutter your mind. Take time every day to sit in silence and solitude. Allow your thoughts to pass without judgment, and slowly watch your mind clear of mental clutter. Meditation allows you to relax into what is presently true, and what is always present for all of us is that there is only love, no fear—and offers you a greater connection to your intuition , which is another form of spiritual guidance.
2.Examine your beliefs – Be conscious of and intentional about what you believe. Understand the energy that you’re putting not only into your world but into the world at large. And be honest. Are your beliefs supporting your spiritual growth? Very often, a spiritual awakening requires letting go of beliefs we’ve held for our entire lives. But that’s the thing about awakening: You have to realize first that you have been sleeping.
3.Expand your mind – Explore new ideas and differing beliefs. An awakening occurs when you have learned something new. When you have, quite literally, “woken” your mind and your spirit from a slumber you perhaps didn’t even know you were in. When you expand your mind to allow in new ideas, beliefs, and possibilities, you increase the opportunity to wake up to a life experience you never knew was possible.
4.Go outside – There is energy and spirit and magic in the outdoors. So many of us spend our time cooped up inside, sitting behind computer screens, not truly connected to the world or to ourselves. Take time to reconnect with nature, even in the big cities, you can find trees to touch, gardens to admire, fresh air to breathe. Try not to distract yourself with your phone or even another person’s company. Give yourself the quiet, solitude and presence that comes with being outside. You may be surprised by what comes alive within you.
5.Take care of yourself – Eating healthy and staying active are great ways to stay connected to yourself and your higher power, whether that’s God, the Universe, or simply your own internal guidance system. When we allow our internal systems, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, to become clogged and bogged down by lethargy and unnatural substances, we block the opportunity for spiritual growth and eventual awakening.
6.Learn to let go – The reality is you can’t force a spiritual awakening. there’s no prescription for enlightenment. Do what you can, then let it go. If you’re attached to the idea of having a spiritual awakening and attached to your idea of what a spiritual awakening looks like, you’re far less likely to experience one. Know that you are on the perfect path for you.
Keep in mind that a spiritual awakening is not necessarily a one-time thing. The spiritual path is a lifelong journey of growth. Continue to follow the steps above and you will undoubtedly find yourself “waking up” to new awareness and deeper, dynamic consciousness over and over again.
The awakening process itself is when the lower-self transcends fear, confusion, and the many lies and illusions of the physical in order to reconnect with higher consciousness and full realization of the underlying love and peace present in every moment.
The awakening path is two fold and includes both deconstruction of the lower self that is rooted in maya or illusion… It also includes construction, and building up the spiritual centers of perception to see and know higher worlds.
Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.