If you’re experiencing a spiritual awakening, you may wonder if it’s dangerous.
In my opinion, no, spiritual awakening is not dangerous, but it can definitely be challenging.
It can be scary to feel like you’re losing touch with reality or to have intense emotions and visions that you can’t explain.
But if you’re open to the process and have support, I believe you can safely navigate a spiritual awakening and experience immense growth and transformation.
Still, there are more qualified people to answer this question than I am.
So, I reached out to some experts and asked them: Is spiritual awakening dangerous?
Here’s what they had to say.
1. Alex Getts, Founder of Intuitive Souls and Tarot Card Reader
No, a spiritual awakening is not, in and of itself, dangerous.
However, it can be uncomfortable.
A spiritual awakening is ultimately a newfound perception, a deeper realization of what is.
You elevate your consciousness to see things more as they truly are, including yourself.
This can be uncomfortable because long-established thought structures, assumptions, or beliefs that you’ve carried may crumble.
You may have to confront unsettling realizations about your choices, family members, or the world around you.
The final stage of a spiritual awakening is reaching the point where you can integrate your newfound perspective into your reality and accept it fully.
This is not inherently dangerous; unless you felt so overwhelmed by your discovery that you decided to do something destructive (something I have never personally witnessed in 20 years of guided spiritual awakening), there is no risk of harm to yourself or others.
I would say the only case where danger is a concern is if the person undergoing the awakening is naturally a psychopathic or malicious, and the awakening empowers them to act on their destructive desires.
Alex Getts, Founder of Intuitive Souls and Tarot Card Reader
2. Michele Lefler, Owner of Living Moon Meditation and Shamanic Energy Coach
Spiritual awakening is not dangerous but can feel dangerous to the ego.
Awakening spiritually simply means that you have a shift in consciousness – in the way you think.
That isn’t dangerous, but it can cause pain to change the way you think, to feel like everything before that point was right yet wrong at the same time.
Humans are creatures of habit, and we don’t like change.
A spiritual awakening is the ultimate change, and when everything that we thought defined us changes, our entire outlook does a complete 180-degree shift.
It hurts, it’s painful, we don’t like it, and we want to resist.
The resistance causes pain, but it isn’t dangerous.
Michele Lefler, Owner of Living Moon Meditation and Shamanic Energy Coach
3. Winter Clark, Founder of The SoulCall Method
A spiritual awakening can range from mildly disruptive just enough to get your attention to a full-blown sickness and loss of consciousness.
Is it dangerous?
That idea that it’s harmful comes from the misunderstanding of its purpose.
If you’re a person who is seeking to understand the interconnectedness of energy in this world and beyond or maybe your life purpose and meaning in this existence, then it’s an initiation process where your current reality is altered and possibly stripped away to show you the necessary information for you to reach your next level.
However, many people don’t necessarily have the curiosity or the impulse to explore more than their ordinary life and experience a spiritual awakening designed to give them the choice of returning to their previous awareness or seeking additional resources around what they’ve been shown.
There is no danger in spiritual awakening, but it IS important to have a spiritually proficient mentor you can trust to guide you through what can be a potentially confusing process.
Winter Clark, Founder of The SoulCall Method
Overall, spiritual awakening is not dangerous.
It can be uncomfortable, but it is ultimately a good thing that leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.
If you are undergoing a spiritual awakening, make sure you have a strong support system to help you through it.
You’ve got this!