The caterpillar becomes the butterfly just as we go from sleeping to spiritually awake beings.
Life inside the awakening is a whole other beast. Many people focus on the singular point of awakening, that amazing "Ah-ha!" moment. However, while that is a critical piece of the awakening process, so is the transition from unconsciousness to consciousness. The awakening ushers in a time of transition that is unsettled, unstable, and unique. It is a time of embracing new and amazing parts of you and then trying to crawl right back into bed. It is a time of expansion and contraction as you grow and then shrink back to the core issues that are still unresolved and holding you back.

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 Awakening

In 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 Phase

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.

Matters of the Awakened Mind

These 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

Unconfirmed Intuitions

Facing Your Ego's Death

Matters of the Awakened Heart

There 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 Body

The 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 Body

The 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

Energy-caused Involuntary Muscle Spasms or Kriyas

Spiritual Awakening Dreams, Dream-like Experiences, and Subconscious Processing

Sometimes, all the energy activity during the daytime doesn't stop when you close your eyes at night. Here are some thoughts about how awakening can continue during your sleep.

Dreams and Processing Your Issues Through Your Subconscious

Spiritual Truths

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.

Uncovering Core Issues

The Fear of the Unknown

Love and the Search for Validation

Facing the Abyss of Self-Hatred

Shattering Core Issues With Spiritual Awareness

Resting in Your Awakened Awareness

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.

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 Awakening

Embodying 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.

The butterfly picture on this page is a gift from Becky Stiller. You can see more of her work on her Flickr account.