A spiritual awakening may sound lovely at first…

However, it is actually challenging you to move forward and evolve with your life. You cannot move forward before having a few bad days and nights to keep you awake and thinking about life.

It often occurs when you have come to a crossroads in your life; you may have a toxic relationship you’re scared to end, a dead-end job that you hate, or just some unhealthy habits. A spiritual awakening will help you find your way through these challenges.

But, how do you know if this is currently happening to you?

1. You have no tolerance for gossip

You may find that you can no longer deal with people who constantly bring drama and gossip into their lives. You may not want to associate with this kind of talking about other people anymore and you may feel that you have surpassed that.

2. You have lost your focus

There may be times when you cannot focus on anything. No matter how hard you try, you are struggling to keep focused on anything and not just the important things.

3. You start to question your life decisions

Then, after those two things, you may start to question your whole life, the decisions you made about the people in your life – your friends, maybe family and partner. Are these people a good positive influence on your life?

If they’re not, you may need to seek healthier alternatives – cut out the negative friends and family, maybe eat healthier or start working out. You may question your job, asking yourself if it is the right job for you. You may question other things in your life.

4. You prefer spending time alone

You seek out to spend some time alone as it restores your soul and makes you feel whole again. You don’t much like the company of people at this time.

5. Your intuition is stronger than usual

You may feel like it’s paranoia; however, it’s actually intuition. Those feelings you may have about people are right and your intuition is telling you that you need to do something about those toxic people, habits, or jobs.

6.  Your life starts to become stormy

Life is no longer calm, you notice that everything is starting to crumble apart and things are very stormy. You’ve lost order in your life, it’s broken down.

7. You don’t feel like your normal self

Lastly, you may feel as though you’re not You, like you’re looking through someone else’s eyes. Of course, they’re not, they’re your eyes; however, you feel uncomfortable in your own skin at the moment. That’s okay – it won’t last forever.

Of course, none of these feelings will last forever. All that can be done is to trust your intuition and your dreams, and you will move out of this stormy uncertain time in your life.

Just remember to take your time, be patient, look at all your options before making bad decisions, and don’t forget that these things may not be able to be avoided but they won’t last forever either.

Share your experiences of your own spiritual awakening in the comments below!


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This Post Has 4 Comments


    These can be also signs of positive desintegration (to be read on Wikipedia).

  2. Irini

    What’ s the difference between spiritual awakening and existential anxiety?

  3. Melanie Beckler

    These are great! I do however feel there is missing some key elements to distinguish these as spiritual awakening from say existential anxiety or positive desintegration as other commenters have mentioned…

    What’s missing is feeling connected to Spirit! Feeling something greater than yourself aligning and feeling a call to love, peace and compassion.

    Anyway, thanks for the article.

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