Monday, June 6, 2016

7 Popular Spiritual Awakening Questions

I get more than a few questions about spiritual awakening for obvious reasons, but there are a couple that come up repeatedly. Hopefully the following list will have one of your questions. If the question isn't in this list, however, I've probably answered it at some point somewhere on this blog.

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1. What Is a Spiritual Awakening?

A lot of people are curious about spiritual awakening since it's become such a popular topic. So, many people are searching to satisfy their curiosity. Others, of course, want to know if they are awakening, and I speak to that question more specifically next on this list.

You can read my definition of spiritual awakening on the link below:

What Is a Spiritual Awakening?

2. Am I Having a Spiritual Awakening?

More commonly, however, people want to know if they are having a spiritual awakening. Because there are so many definitions out there, there is a lot of confusion about whether someone is awakening or not. There's probably even greater confusion about how to handle a spiritual awakening and what that means in daily life. It's very easy for a lot of people to create new and elaborate spiritual egos to try and protect themselves from the pain and healing that awakening often brings up.

If you think you are having a spiritual awakening, please check out this blog post:

Am I Having a Spiritual Awakening?

3. How Long Does a Spiritual Awakening Take?

For those who know they've awakened, the next question is invariably about the duration of the awakening. This is a very normal question, but unfortunately, it is framed by an ego mind that is most likely trying to get out of pain. The way to deal with pain is to face it. The way to cause more suffering is to avoid it or to attempt to go as fast you can to get done with the difficulty. The more you can allow what is arising to move at its own divine pace, the more easily inner change tends to go.

For more on this question of time, you can read this blog post:

How Long Does a Spiritual Awakening Take?

4. Why do I Feel Physical Pain in my Spiritual Awakening?

Physical pain can be a manifestation of other pains. For instance, if you have been holding a lot of anger towards yourself or others in your heart, a spiritual awakening may pressurize that area to open and release that pain. People can have all kinds of issues with their hearts for which Western medicine may find no explanation (But it is always a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to be sure). When the issues releases and the heart opens, a rush of energy and emotions often come up, and then the heart and the physical body itself usually feel fine again if not expansive and loving.

Physical pains can crop up in any part of the body, and for more on how to release that kind of pain, I recommend this blog post:

How to Find and Release Physical Pain During a Spiritual Awakening


5 & 6. What Happened to the Bliss and how do I get it Back?

So I'm putting two questions together because they are linked . Not everyone feels bliss upon awakening, but many do. Many people also have some kind of loving, calm, or otherwise pleasurable experience upon initially awakening. It is very human to want to continue to feel good, so when that experience inevitably ends, people often think they have done something wrong or need to do something to get it back. It's okay, though. You haven't done anything wrong.

This blog post below can help you better appreciate why the experience ended as well as to understand this craving that makes you want to get it back.

Lost in Spiritual Bliss: Reclaiming Your Self From the Trap of Good Feelings

7. Why am I so Tired After Awakening?

Fatigue is another common spiritual awakening experience, although it doesn't happen to everyone. Once again, seeking sanctioned medical advice is important before deciding that this is a purely spiritual thing. With the body, there tend to be multiple things going on that lead to fatigue. So even if there isn't a medical ailment, poor diet and sleeping patterns are rampant in Western Society. When someone awakens, they may simply be realizing that they are exhausted because they are not treating their bodies well.

There are other reasons that people feel fatigue after a spiritual awakening, and you can read more here:

Chronic Fatigue and Spiritual Awakening

Happy to Answer Your Other Spiritual Awakening Questions

Obviously, there are many other spiritual awakening questions, and I have more than 600 blog posts here as well as dozens of videos on YouTube. If you need help searching this blog, please refer to this blog post:

How to Find Answers on this Spirituality Blog

If you still can't find your answer or would like to work with me in a one-on-one session, feel free to reach out through my contact form.

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