Who am I? What is my purpose here on Earth? What is the meaning of life? What happens after we die?
These questions are often asked right before a spiritual awakening.
A spiritual awakening comes after a traumatic or life-changing experience, a near-death experience, or an existential crisis. It’s a profound shift in your perception, often to be followed by a sense of inner peace and connection to the universe. Some people might experience different spiritual awakenings, but here are some signs and symptoms you might be going through this transformative period:
You’re developing a heightened awareness.
As you are going through a spiritual awakening, you will start to become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This awareness of who you are and what your purpose is on Earth has become incredibly heightened and almost impossible to ignore. You simply just want to know more.
You are questioning beliefs.
As your awareness heightens and you start to question who you are and what your purpose is, you will also start to question what you believe in. You will start to wonder about the Universe, life, death, and spirituality, and you will question the beliefs you’ve been accustomed to. You believe there’s more to know and you want to develop a deeper understanding.
Your empathy is increasing and you’r going through deep emotional healing.
When you are going through a spiritual awakening, you will start to feel a bit more emotional and sensitive towards everything and everyone. You’re finally uprooting and facing your past traumas and unresolved emotions. Not only that, but you’re doing the work towards healing. You’re forgiving yourself and learning the true meaning of self-love.
You have a desire for solitude.
Spiritual awakenings can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. You might feel better when you spend time alone and have an opportunity to recharge and have a moment to reflect on life. Also, when you go through an existential crisis or a life-changing event, the aftermath can be deeply isolating, especially if people don’t understand and aren’t on the same page. You just feel better spending time in solitude.
You’re seeing a lot of synchronicities.
If you see angel numbers or other synchronicites (like thinking about someone and then the next day recieving a text from them), then this means your spirit guides are trying to contact you. There are many messages your spirit guides or guardian angels might have for you, but the biggest one is that you are where you are meant to be. You are meant to be on this spiritual path.
You’re becoming more intuitive.
One of the biggest signs that you’re on a spiritual journey is that your intuition becomes stronger. Maybe you have been having a lot of vivid dreams lately. Maybe you were thinking about someone and then you ran into them the next day. Maybe you heard your phone ring and knew who was calling even before picking it up. These psychic experiences are a good sign that you’re connected on your journey.
You’re developing a connection to nature.
To be spiritually connected to the Universe is to also feel a connection to Mother Nature. If you find peace at the beach or taking a walk through the woods and enjoy propagating plants, then there’s a good possibility that you’re on a spiritual journey.
Your relationships are changing.
You might feel as if you’ve been going through changes and losing people along the way. Although it’s sad to have to let go of some people, it’s ultimately for the best. There are some people in this life that aren’t supposed to be around forever. The people that aren’t meant for you will leave, and the ones that are will stay. They will be the ones who take the time to respect the journey you’re on, even if they don’t fully understand it.
You have a thirst for knowledge.
As you embark on this spiritual journey, you will deeply crave answers. You want to know more about what’s going on and you will develop a thirst for knowledge about spirituality, metaphysics, and ancient wisdom traditions.
You’re experiencing physical symptoms.
When going through a spiritual journey, you might find that meditation is an enjoyable and beneficial practice for you. When you do this, you might feel physical sensations. This is the energy moving throughout your body. You might feel tingling, fatigue, brain fog.
You are no longer afraid.
Spiritual journeys can be overwhelming, scary, and life-altering. However, they can also be beautiful and incredibly transformative. You are starting to lose the fear of dying and detaching from your physical body. You’re understanding and accepting that death, life, and rebirth are inevitable. It’s just what’s supposed to happen — and you are at peace with that.
You’re feeling grateful and mindful.
Going through a spiritual journey can help you develop a sense of gratitude for life. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, you will start to enjoy living in the present moment. You will start to appreciate the beauty of life.