What are the signs of spiritual awakening? How can you tell if you are in the midst of a genuine personal spiritual revolution, or if these are just signs of getting older?
Below I have listed ten signs of awakening. The true test is whether these things are happening spontaneously or not. You must be honest with yourself. If you are struggling to make any of these things happen, you are not yet undergoing a true awakening. The key is if these things are happening in your life effortlessly.
How do you make it effortless? I would suggest a program of meditation and developing self-awareness. Continue to work with these tools and take a look at all of your issues—your fears, apprehensions, resistance, lack of confidence, etc. Eliminating these frequency patterns from your body and being will bring about the spiritual awakening that you desire. If you have been doing that work consistently, you can tell if you are experiencing a spiritual awakening by the presence of five or more of the following ten signs.
Ten Signs of Spiritual Awakening
1. Your Values Seem To Be Changing
You are experiencing a shift from a self-centred, narcissistic point of view to a world view. This makes you recognize that you are one with everyone, regardless of circumstance. You can notice that you start liking things you have hated so much previously.
You find that you are no longer willing to go along to get along. Being asked to look the other way when any wrongdoing occurs is no longer acceptable to you. Whether this occurs at your workplace or any other organization. In the past, you never questioned a practice that you now perceive to be wrong.
You find that you are becoming kinder and more. For example, perhaps the video of the latest natural disaster never touched you before, but you now feel compelled to do something special. The customary donation to a relief fund won’t do—you are driven to take off work, get in a car and drive to that location to do whatever you can to help.
4. Loss of Pleasure
You no longer find pleasure in mindless activities. For example, maybe you realize that you are completely bored with watching so much television, or perhaps spending time with people you don’t really care about is no longer a fun activity. You decide to do something more productive with this time and you start to pursue a new hobby, career or self-improvement activity. In this case, you can start your “new life” achieving goals you have been postponing for a long period of time.
5. Don’t Worry
You find that you don’t worry so much anymore and start to develop a “c’est la vie” attitude towards life. This makes you feel like you can handle any obstacle that may come your way. You start to develop quiet confidence. Situations that used to rattle you are suddenly easier to handle. You don’t sweat the small stuff and start to feel very comfortable in your own skin. It means that you become more judicious and patient.
6. You Rethink Long-term Relationships
You may start to realize that you have surrounded yourself with people who really don’t wish you well. This may cause you to reflect on incidents over the years with certain “friends” that you have overlooked and now you are starting to wonder why. The result of this may be that you start attracting new people into your life who wish you well. You start to get restless. For example, you’re no longer satisfied with your current circumstance—you want a new place to live, a new partner or new social life. You start living a happy life by communicating only with those people who treat you better and appreciate your presence in their lives. It can be an opportunity to free from unpleasant and toxic people.
7. Developing a New Appreciation
You develop a new appreciation for those in your life who really matter. This appreciation allows you to realize how much your spouse or partner means to you and gain a new perspective about your parents and you adore your children more than ever. You start to develop more patience and even start to gain an appreciation for those in your life who you have found, in the past, to be irritating or annoying. Situations that were previously annoying or irritating don’t seem to get to you any longer. You no longer lose it in traffic or with a problem co-worker.
8. You Start Rethinking Your Career Choice
The tug of that profession that really “calls” to you is very strong now and won’t be denied. You start thinking of ways to shift out of your current circumstance so that you can pursue the dream that you have been denied. You start to gain new perspectives as to how you can make this dream come true. In this case, you understand that you’re not satisfied with colleagues, wages or even atmosphere. So you find the power to change your workplace and become happy doing the thing you like.
9. Finding New Energy
You have newfound energy to take on a self-improvement program like losing weight, stopping smoking or exercise. You might have struggled to do these things before, but now you find that the energy comes to you with no effort and you are very motivated to accomplish such a goal.
10. Your Tastes Start to Change
Foods that you used to love don’t taste the same, but you’re finding a whole new world of different foods that you like even more. The same thing can be true of your tastes in music, art, literature, architecture, cars, etc.
Not everyone will experience these shifts, but these are a few signposts that you can look for along the way. The point is you can observe a tangible change in your life as you pursue a spiritual path. Continue your spiritual path of meditation and clarifying your life purpose and everything will be in perfect order. I wish you well on your personal journey.