Going through a spiritual journey is one of the most confusing, lonely, alienating, but also supremely beautiful experiences in life. The unsettling and equally beautiful thing about spiritual awakenings is that they occur at the least expected times. Spiritual awakenings can happen at any moment or period in your life. They can be spontaneous, but significant life changes can also trigger them. There is no way you can plan for them. They lurch into your life and shake everything up like tornadoes. However, the hidden gift buried deep within them is that they occur at the precise time that you need them the most.
When we undergo a spiritual awakening, we literally “wake up” to life. We begin to question our old beliefs, habits, and social conditioning, and see that there is much more to life than what we had thought. Spiritual awakenings stir the most profound and most significant questions within us that we have been putting off asking or have been too scared to touch.
While the spiritual awakening process can feel painful and disturbing at first, it ultimately helps you to live a more meaningful life. The sensation that your life doesn’t make sense anymore is the product of having all of your former beliefs, desires, and paradigms challenged and often disproven. This is traumatic, but a necessary part of your expansion.
Just think about the analogy of getting dressed. In order to put on new clothes, you must take off the old ones.
My Experience With the Spiritual Awakening Process
My first experience of spiritual awakening and beginnings of my self-discovery journey when I was sick with Irritable Bowel syndrome. I was struggling to make it to my full-time job every shift, reacted to every food I ate, I had unfurling friendships and was working opposite shifts to my husband that we never saw each other. My whole life was falling apart around me. Beginning to doubt, question, and a sense that there was more to life than what initially declared, I felt lost and profoundly alone. I had no real friends to confide in – and my family didn’t understand. As a result, I felt so alienated and suffocated with the loneliness that I developed chronic anxiety. I felt lost and didn’t know what to do to make my life better. This taught me so much about my life purpose, steering me in the line of life coaching, even though it made me experience unimaginable pain.
Ultimately, I had no fucking idea what was happening to me, but I started re-evaluating all of my life and changing all aspects of my life.
I am now starting to feel a sense of a new awakening as I begin to dip my toes into the world of motherhood. I felt a sudden shift, my life is suddenly changing around me again. I have lost significant parts of my life already but can see so many new people and opportunities appearing. Change is never easy but is a natural product of the soul evolving, expanding and maturing. Just as everything in life grows, so too does our connection with our souls. The more we connect to our souls, the more we experience the transformation of joy, fulfilment, freedom and love.
Stop trying to hold onto things that no longer exist. Relationships change, people change, things change. You can wish with great fierceness that this wasn't true, but it is. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be. Be brave beautiful, you are an asset to so many peoples lives, those who let you go are silly, as nobody else is just like you. They will soon see life will never be the same without you. Spread your wings and fly.
Let Your Inner Beauty Shine