If you get stuck as you're going through all the content on this page, please refer to these posts. They'll help you to search this blog and the more than 600 spirituality blog posts that are here:
How to Read this Spirituality Blog
How to Find Answers on this Spirituality Blog
Before going further, please read the below post about spiritual awakening. It'll help you to understand how I approach the topic and how to find the right content on this spiritual blog for you.
Am I Having a Spiritual Awakening?
These posts are meant to help you navigate the initial part of the awakening transition.
Surviving the Awakening
If you have already processed this phase and life is settling back down, then let me point you to this collection of posts:
After the Awakening
Over-arching Phases After AwakeningIn my own experiences and in listening to the stories of those who have awakened, I've noticed these two over-arching phases as we transition into our embodied awakened selves.
The Shadow and Dispelling the Darkness
Embracing Your Light
Tools for Building a Supportive Foundation During Awakening
Dissolving Issues With Awareness
Identify, Accept, Embrace, and Let Go
How to De-energize Old Pain With Relaxation
Focusing on Reality (A really helpful post for dealing with powerful fears)
Healing Desires: The Differences Between Urges and the Need for Fulfillment
Permission, Invitation, and Forgiveness in Spiritual Relationships
Releasing Issues Intentionally
Seeking Clear Reflections and Finding Shadows
How to Build Your Sandcastle
Common Experiences and Questions
Burning up in the Fire of Divine Grace
7 Popular Spiritual Awakening Questions
5 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening
The Spiritual Backslide
Understanding Releases and Relief on Your Spiritual Journey
Energy Sickness and Feeling Drained Energetically
The Unwanted Awakening: Denying Your Self and Your Love
7 Common Spiritual Awakening Experiences
Spiritual Awakening Stages
The Process of Healing Pain From Your Energy Body (A must-read!)
Spiritual Awakening Crash and Burn
Chronic Fatigue and Spiritual Awakening
Can a Spiritual Awakening Go Wrong?
How Long Does a Spiritual Awakening Take?
Getting Stuck and Incomplete Spiritual Awakening Integrations
Kundalini Awakening and Kundalini Experiences
Loss of Focus During a Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening Clearing and Processing
Spiritual Awakening and Pain: The Torment of Internal Resistance
Lost in Spiritual Bliss: Reclaiming Your Self From the Trap of Good Feelings
Signs of a Maturing Soul
Feeling Alienated After Awakening
Spiritual Depression and Unconscious Ego Resistance After Awakening
The Bliss State Comes and Then It Goes
Has God Turned His Back on You?
Spiritual Sticking Points and Why People Like Being Stuck
Why Spiritual Awakening Can Make People Solitary
Getting off the Spiritual Plateau
Awakening After the Death of a Loved One
Feeling Lost or Confused?
While some of these are some older posts about feeling lost and confused after awakening, they are still relevant on a lot of levels.
- Spiritual Wandering and the Lost Years
- Shifting Perspectives: Walking Through a Weird Wonderland
- Post-Awakening Challenges: The Lost Gray World of Apathy
- Feeling Awakened and Lost: Finally Seeing the World's Many Lies
- The Dark Night of the Soul
Matters of the Awakened MindThese spiritual awakening blog posts talk about some of the opportunities, experiences, and challenges that go on in the mind after awakening.
The Fear of Losing Your Mind
Between Disbelief and Belief
A Spiritual Belief System Vacuum and Filling the Void
Bringing Attention to the Spiritual Ego
Refining and Trusting Your Intuition
Facing Your Ego's Death
Matters of the Awakened HeartThere are a lot of kinds of healing and ways our hearts continue to open after a spiritual awakening. It's not like we wake up and our hearts are instantly completely open and mature. There seem to be a maturing process and multiple heart expansions that arise for people.
After a Spiritual Awakening Unleashes All Your Emotions
Opening to New Layers of Love
The Heart Awakening: Falling in Love With Everybody
Permission to be a Hot Mess on the Spiritual Path
The Maturation of the Awakened Heart
Becoming Heart Strong
The Fire, Strength, and Resilience of Awakened Love
Deepening Shared Love Connections
Matters of the Awakened BodyThe body has to understand every spiritual shift in its own way. When we know things on the gut level, we find an immense amount of inner peace with ourselves and the world. We also find that we naturally know how to interact with the world.
Dietary Shifts and Food Needs in the Spiritual Awakening Process
How to Find and Release Physical Pain During a Spiritual Awakening
Discovering the Unconscious Stories of Your Body
Physical Rigors of Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening Body Changes and Rebirth
Phantom Physical Pains and Spiritual Awakening
Clearing Out the Physical Sludge on the Spiritual Path
Yoga and A Self-Guided Practice to Open Your Energy and Clear Issues
Grounding and Integrating Your Spiritual Awakening
Integrating Your Spiritual Awakening Through a Spiritual Sexual Practice
Hidden, Subtle Levels of Physical Fear and Agitation
5 Types of Spiritual Awakening Sleep Problems and Insomnia
The Animal Within: Retraining the Primal Instinctual Body
Accepting Your Body's Mortality and Frailty
Matters of the Awakened Energy BodyThe energy body's way of growing and changing is unique and powerful. It influences all the other levels and requires its own kind of attention and care.
Spiritual Awakening and Enhanced Energy Sensitivities
Rebuilding Boundaries After the Awakening
Psychic Emergence and Spiritual Awakening
Refined Healing Techniques for Refining Your Energy
When People Fall in Love With Your Energy
Spiritual Awakening Dreams, Dream-like Experiences, and Subconscious Processing
Dreams and Processing Your Issues Through Your Subconscious
Nothing Belongs to You
We Are All One: The Law of Interconnection
Working on Core Issues
Core issues define how we think about ourselves and about life in general. They get instilled in us at a very young age, and they have mental, emotional, physical, and energetic levels. Healing them is profound work, and it is profoundly important work. The more you let go of your core issues, the more at peace you can be with all of life.
As you mature on the spiritual path, it becomes easier and easier to rest as your awareness. Here are some spiritual awakening blog posts about this reality.
Uncovering Core Issues
The Fear of the Unknown
Love and the Search for Validation
Facing the Abyss of Self-Hatred
Resting in Your Awakened Awareness
Melting Into Silence
Releasing Issues Intentionally
Expanding Into New Levels of Consciousness
How to Rebuild Your Life After Awakening
The Many Endings and New Beginnings of AwakeningEmbodying awakening is a time of great shifting, but throughout life, you will continue to shift and grow. Everyone will experience this differently, but predominantly, this initial spiritual awakening phase is a phase. It's the time of the caterpillar transforming into the butterfly. It should be embraced fully in the moments that it is with us, and then let go with the understanding that we are not working to get to a goal, that each moment is already a goal in and of itself.
If you have further questions, you can contact me directly through the contact form. I work with people in private, one-on-one sessions via Skype unless you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The butterfly picture on this page is a gift from Becky Stiller. You can see more of her work on her Flickr account.