Going through a spiritual awakening is often a deeply transformative experience. It is a time when old patterns and conditioned ways of being fall away, and a new way of interacting with yourself and the world becomes more apparent.
But what’s life like after a spiritual awakening and once the experience has passed? Understanding what happens after spiritual awakening can help us make the most of our journey toward spiritual growth.
What Happens After a Spiritual Awakening?
Although spiritual experiences can differ from person to person, some common themes exist in what happens when you spiritually awaken,
Some of the most common effects of life after spiritual enlightenment:
1. You will feel more empathic
After experiencing a spiritual awakening, you will likely feel a greater resonance with others and a higher sense of empathy. This is because the heart chakra opens up after a spiritual awakening, leading to an awareness of the connectedness between yourself and others.
You will realize that we are all one, which will resonate with you deeply, leading you to value others as you value yourself.
2. Your intuition will be stronger
Your intuition is the voice inside you or the gut feeling you sometimes get when you know something is right or true. This part of your consciousness becomes stronger after a spiritual awakening.
After experiencing a spiritual awakening, some people experience a strong feeling that they must leave their job, move to a new city, or start a new relationship without really knowing why. It’s like an inner voice telling you to make these drastic life changes.
If you listen closely, you will gradually start to understand, integrate, and follow these messages. Always listen and follow your intuition because it is your inner guidance.
3. You’ll see that nothing is “real.”
After a spiritual awakening, you may realize that there is no “real” reality. Everything we think to be true or real is just an illusion. It is like a dream that we are having while we are awake.
You may feel disorientated or overwhelmed by this realization. The good news is that eventually, you will come to understand that even though reality is an illusion, this doesn’t mean that YOU are an illusion. YOU are still there; the world is still there; it’s just that the way you perceived yourself and the world was inaccurate, and sometimes things aren’t always as they seem.
4. You will forgive those who have hurt you
If you have experienced a spiritual awakening, you will likely be more aware of the pain that others are experiencing. Due to this increased awareness, you will be more likely to let go of old grudges and resentments.
As you see that others are hurting on some level, you will be more likely to forgive them. Forgiveness and letting go of grievances are important parts of spiritual growth and will play a key part in your spiritual journey.
You are much better off forgiving those who have hurt you and letting go of old grudges because holding onto resentment is a poison that will keep you from being happy.
5. You will be more open to synchronicities and signs
After a spiritual awakening, you will become more sensitive to synchronicities and signs. Synchronicities are instances where you see some sign or pattern, such as seeing 11:11 on your clock or the number 22 in many places.
These are not just coincidences. They are spiritual signs being sent to you to help guide you on your way.
These repeated patterns will get stronger and more intense after your spiritual awakening, so pay attention to them and follow the guidance that they provide.
6. You’ll feel connected with nature and the universe
Many people feel a deep connection with nature and the universe after their spiritual awakening. You may wish to spend more time outdoors by walking in the woods, camping, or sitting outside and watching the stars. You may also feel a strong connection to animals and, as a result, may want to become vegetarian or vegan.
This is because you have a deep understanding that everything in the natural world is alive and conscious.
You will also begin to feel a deeper connection with the universe and see that we are all one, and therefore, you will want to detach from things of this world, such as money or material possessions.
Embrace your new self, your new life, your new awareness, and the universe.
How to Move Forward After a Spiritual Awakening
- Adjusting to the New Reality: Post-awakening, it’s normal to feel disoriented due to perspective shifts. It’s essential to allow yourself time to adjust. This could include taking time off from daily commitments, meditating, spending time in nature, or practicing relaxation techniques. Be patient and remember there’s no rush.
- Finding Your Spiritual Community: Connecting with others who have experienced a spiritual awakening can provide understanding, advice, and companionship. Try attending meditation or yoga classes, retreats, or join online forums and groups dedicated to discussing spiritual awakening experiences.
- Exploring Spiritual Practices: Feeling lost post-awakening is part of the journey. Explore various spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, journaling, or spending time in nature to find your path and connect with your inner wisdom. The choice of practices is vast, and it’s up to you to decide what resonates with you.
- Honoring Your Unique Process: Each person’s spiritual journey is unique. Avoid comparison and honor your process. Even if others appear to have it all figured out, your experience is equally valid. Trust in your journey, nurture yourself, and focus on your truth.
After going through a spiritual awakening, you must learn how to integrate this new awareness into your everyday life. It may be difficult to fully understand and embrace this new awareness because it’s so different from your usual way of thinking.
Take time to explore the changes in your life and embrace the change. Be open to trying new things because you never know what may surprise you. And lastly, always be open to receiving signs and guidance from the universe and your spirit guides.