Many clients are recently displaying symptoms of awakening. Since most of my clients had their first spiritual awakening ahead of my own (or at least my first conscious one!), I found this interesting to witness. I realised that many think you only awaken once and that is it. This isn’t true. You awaken over and over again, each time revealing new parts of you to be healed and loved.
What is an awakening?
An awakening is the collapsing of worn out mind constructs such as beliefs, conditioning, programming and defences, that leads to a realisation of your own divinity. This can happen to anyone at any age at any stage in their life, but it is not uncommon to coincide with major life changes. Each time your consciousness expands into a new dimension, you awaken.
What happens when you awaken?
For some an awakening could even go unnoticed but for most it is a difficult transition between worlds. As one reality fades away, it leaves space for light to be shone on the aspects of ourselves that we have hidden for whatever reason – usually shame, guilt or fear. Once a light is shone, these aspects can no longer be denied and must be accepted as part of our whole.
Dependant on your journey and karmic lessons it could be smooth sailing, but for virtually all it will be the start of an unravelling process that leaves you feeling uncomfortable. It can instigate anxiety as your mind tries to cling to the old whilst not yet comprehending the new. If the walls that you built up to disguise your divinity are particularly well constructed then there may well be some situations in your life made manifest to help you choose a different belief system around them. As the old is pushed out of your aura through the healing process, it can attract more of the same into your life – I consider this a chance to respond in the new way, but you may be tempted to react in the old way. It’s part of the healing process.
Our bodies have to process the old and the accompanying grief from saying farewell to old parts of us.This can lead to physical symptoms. These are usually flu like but can take on any form. Often it is our body asking us to rest or change something in order that it can process more. Other times it needs the space to catch up with the soul evolution taking place.
How do I know I have awakened?
You will know that you have awakened because you will change dramatically. You won’t be able to connect to your old way of being. You may find that your life changes too – old friends don’t align anymore, you may leave your job to search for something more meaningful, you may move to be somewhere that feels better suited to the new version of you.
When you first awaken you will be in awe of the new spiritual life that you have found and you may want everyone to experience it for themselves. It’s important to remember that it is personal choice to go down this path. You may want to start dressing like you are spiritual, talking in a more spiritual way and you may be drawn to spiritual activities such as local groups or workshops, using tarot cards, collecting crystals etc.
You then evolve through different stages of awakening and this unfolds naturally at the correct rate for you. You do not have to do anything to speed this up as the timeline is already set by your soul. Although many people choose to have healing such as reiki to support them, it is not necessary for the awakening to progress.
Things to watch out for as you awaken
You may find that you are more sensitive once you have awakened because the collapsing of defences leaves you more open to receiving information both externally and internally. Some people may no longer feel like a match for you. This isn’t because they are lower vibration or as some people may say – toxic – rather, in my experience, it is because of one of three things:
- They’ve served their purpose of supporting you to this stage in your life
- They’re triggering you to connect with an aspect of you that you don’t want to connect with
- The way you’re energy interacts is not conducive to a loving relationship at this time
With the exception of abusive relationships, of course. I would always support anyone who was chooses to leave one of those.
The deeper the awakening the more likely you are to experience intuitive guidance that is not always correct. Whilst there is a lot of confused and fearful energy around, this is the type of guidance you will beckon. You may find it better to let things settle before taking action.
What’s good about it?
The process of awakening is a beautiful gift that allows you to blossom into your most authentic self, living life to the fullest on your terms with a deep connection to all. During Dark Night of the Soul, you may wish to go back to the old you, but in truth you’d never want to do that. Knowing and loving yourself on a deep level with such compassion is something that only you can give to you. Life will never be the same, but it will take on a richness like never before. It will become a ride that ultimately takes you to freedom from the shackles that bind you.
Awakenings are personal to each individual, each time it follows its own rules and dances its own dance. It is an honour and a privilege to walk with my clients through each stage of awakening. Thank you for choosing me to do this.