Throughout life, we try to reach a certain level of our existence, but very few of us are really successful.
Although there are many methods and techniques of meditation that help us know ourselves better, no one can teach us how to find the absolute truth.
Of course, over time there were many spiritual teachers who tried to help us understand better what the meaning of life is, why certain things happen and how to reach that state of contentment and reconciliation.
Nevertheless, each person is different and each experience is unique.
However, there are some spiritual awakening signs, which help us realize whether we’ve reached a higher level of our being.
Listed Below Are 6 Of The Most Important Spiritual Awakening Signs And Symptoms:
1. The Physical Level
We may experience:
- Profound fatigue, softness of the body, breathing arrhythmias, cardiac arrhythmias, lack of force in the arms, hands, and legs.
- Back pain that seems to come from within the body, burning sensations, a high temperature in some areas of the body, or on the whole.
- Pain and burning of the sacral bone.
- Pain in the backhead, shoulders, and spine.
- Back muscle pain, torticollis, blockage of the muscle fiber.
- Heat/burning sensations around the head and the feet, chest, and pelvic area.
- “Strange” headaches.
These spiritual awakening signs are fleeting and do not appear all at once, nor is it mandatory to experience all these sensations physically.
They are signs of deep inner transformation on the cellular and DNA level.
The right attitude towards these physical symptoms is observation and acceptance.
“Strange” sensations in the body, as if there were energy flow distortions within the body.
There may also be tingles, warm/cold feeling, “electricity” sensations, the extreme sensitivity of the sense of touch, the sensation of “inner space”.
It is possible to feel acutely any place within the body and extreme sensitivity to the environment. Inner states can quickly resonate with nearby people’s states.
The being opens in terms of energy. Some of you may see energetical phenomena, light fields, auras.
The extreme sensitivity of all the senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, or conversely, a decrease of the senses. Any touch becomes extremely sensitive.
Observation and quiet exploration of these phenomena is the right attitude.
3. Emotional Level
Emotions sometimes take extreme proportions and intensities, whatever they may be, from sadness to anger, from despair and discouragement to the most alive enthusiasm and explosive joy.
Inner emotional space acquires depth and volume and can sometimes manifest itself without being stopped and without apparent reasons.
Sadness can sometimes become a depressive state.
Before resorting to means of suppressing these states, remember that you KNOW what is going on. Enter these emotional states with courage, acceptance, becoming their observers, and embracing them.
The emotional level and the energetical level are working together with the physical one.
It is possible that physical, emotional, and energetical signs to appear all together. We don’t hold on to these states, we don’t judge them as being good or bad, we are just aware of them.
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4. Mental Level
We may experience compulsive and repetitive thinking.
Thought, reason, seem to behave like a broken computer, in a loop. Mental structures and series of structures may occur, seemingly repeating endlessly, accompanied by fear and worry of not “going crazy”.
Thoughts that emerge may seem familiar, but they are not ours. And so it is, for the transformation process leads to communication with others on levels that we have not experienced before.
They are collective levels of Consciousness containing collective patterns of thinking. However, we are aware of the nature of the patterns and these mental interferences.
Thoughts are energy forms modulated by a certain pattern and the more people modulate energy the same way, the stronger the pattern is.
Thought mechanisms are responsible for causing the states of fear.
The antidote to fear – always remember this – is love. We are not one with our thoughts, so we can approach them as we wish. So we receive them, we observe and integrate them and allow them to dissolve in that sacred space of our heart.
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5. Personal Life Level
Strong upheavals may occur in our private life, the feeling that everything is falling apart around us: job, relationships, family, friends. It seems that one world prepares to disappear in order to make way for a new one.
This is true. Our old life disappears because we ourselves dissolve and step into a new life.
This is not a metaphor but sometimes a really tough truth.
Many of us will change the job, family, friends, city, or country in which we live. In other words, we free ourselves from our old personality and life, stepping into a new dimension.
Sometimes we ourselves will feel the need to change all that, we will feel that we do not fit with those he knew so well, our job, with those we love, and eventually we will make the choice and somehow walk away.
Sometimes we find out that our job is “taken” from us, the family falls apart, and through strange cosmic magic, our whole reality reconfigures, apparently against our will, feeding our existential fear.
All these are part of the big Transformation. The outside follows the inner changes.
Knowing this, we will not fear, but welcome the changes observing them from the sacred and quiet place of our heart.
Many of our friends will not accept these changes, they will think that we are going crazy and need help, they will give us advice and go against our decisions, asking us to “come down to earth.”
But Inner Transformation is a personal matter, which we must cross alone, until we find those like us, going through the same transformation.
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6. Inner Feelings
Anguish, anxiety, and uncertainty during the day can be doubled by strange states during the night, as if our feet were in two worlds, here and there, now and ever; we perceive linear time, yet another time dimension.
Our dreams can become strange, agitated, and may contain archetypal elements. Also, the intensity of these dreams is greater than ever as we experience mixed feelings.
Somehow we know all this, but we do not understand it and our mind finds them absurd and incomprehensible.
Sequences of battles, chases that happen in strange worlds, characters that look familiar come and go in these dreams. Also, during our dreams, we may experience powerful sequences of death and rebirth.
They are healing and transformative.
There are just downloads of some content of Consciousness, passing through us. There are parts of us dying so that they become something else.
Sleep may become erratic, restless; also, we can wake up tired and with a sore body. Sometimes we will have trouble sleeping or wake up at strange hours in the morning before sunrise without being able to fall asleep.
We live all this knowing that it is the natural course of the process that we experience.
Gradually, the initial upheaval settles as we recognize the transformation process.
We gain confidence in ourselves, our dilated senses become our new perceptive means, we start looking for solutions within us, listen, thus discovering the answers to our questions within ourselves.
We discover that we simply KNOW. It is a new level of communication with ourselves.
Our dreams take on new dimensions and depths. We gain inner coherence and fluidity as we succeed more often to sit in a quiet inner space. The ability to observe and understand what happens increases.
Knowledge does not appear as a result of deductive, logical, or sequential processes, but comes suddenly, completely, totally from the inside.
Kabir Helminski, a Sufi teacher in the Mevlevi Order (a Sufi order that was founded by the followers of Jalaluddin Rumi), explained:
“Once the spiritual journey begins, we leave the circumference of the circle and begin to travel along the radius of divine wisdom to reach the Center.”
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