Going on a spiritual journey can be exciting, but it can also be an overwhelming experience.
Many unexpected things can happen on a spiritual journey, and it can be a completely different experience from person to person.
So, what happens on a spiritual journey?
What is a spiritual journey?
A spiritual journey is an inward search that a person goes on to explore different aspects of life and self.
People embark on spiritual journeys for various reasons, including personal growth, seeking inner peace, and learning more about themselves.
A spiritual journey can be either personal spiritual discovery or a search for answers to some of life’s biggest questions.
It often ends with realizing that the seeker has come to know themselves better and that they are not alone in this life.
A spiritual journey can also sometimes end in a spiritual awakening / spiritual enlightenment, which is when the seeker knows that they are one with all of life and that everything in existence is interconnected.
What happens on a spiritual journey?
There are 5 different stages that you will go through when on a spiritual journey.
Remember, these stages can be different for everyone sometimes; you won’t experience all of them.
Stage 1 – Soul searching
The first stage of a spiritual journey is soul searching.
The soul-searching stage is one of the most difficult because it’s when you decide whether to embark on this journey.
Are you going to stay in your current life, or do you want to make a change and start a spiritual journey?
The decision to go on a spiritual journey should not be made lightly, and it can take time to decide if you are ready to take this step.
The soul searching stage is when you begin your inward search and exploration and ask questions like:
- “Who am I?”
- “What am I here on Earth to do?”
- “What is the purpose of Life?”
You will begin looking for answers, and you will start seeing things in a different light over time.
You might find yourself changing the way you think and act, and this is when many people realize that they have embarked on a spiritual journey.
Stage 2 – Awakening
The second stage of a spiritual journey is awakening.
You will experience an awakening when you begin to see the world differently, and many things that were once confusing will now make sense to you.
This stage is when you become more self-aware and start to see things through a spiritual lens.
It’s like waking up from a dream and seeing the world around you more clearly.
You are now able to break down your life experiences into different levels of understanding and interpretation.
At this point, you may find yourself drifting away from friends, hobbies, and other interests that don’t fit into your new spiritual beliefs.
If this happens, don’t worry because you will find new like-minded people and interests on your new journey.
Stage 3 – Facing your fears
The third stage of a spiritual journey is facing your fears.
This is the stage when you begin to see your life for what it is, and that can sometimes be a frightening experience.
You start seeing the good and the bad, the dark and the light.
It is when you start to face your fears that you will begin to overcome them.
You will find that you can let go of things that were holding you back, and you can move on with your life.
At this stage, many people will decide to work on their inner demons and release the things that no longer serve them.
You need to be strong and have faith in yourself because you will go through a lot at this stage, but it will all be worth it when you reach the next stage.
Stage 4 – Rebirth
The fourth stage of a spiritual journey is rebirth, and this is when you will start to become who you were destined to be.
You will find that you are more confident, positive, and ready to take on the world.
This is when you start living your life with a newfound purpose and direction.
During the rebirth stage, you will also find yourself surrounded by like-minded people on the same path as you.
At this stage, you are learning to let go of the past and move forward, knowing that everything happens for a reason.
You will find yourself happy and content with life, and you will be able to see the beauty all around you.
Stage 5 – Applying your wisdom
The final stage of a spiritual journey is applying the wisdom you have gained to your everyday life.
You will find that you are living in the present moment, and your mind is clear.
You will be able to do what you want when you want because you are in control of your life.
This is when you start to understand that everything in life happens for a reason, and things never stay the same forever.
You will find that you can see the bigger picture, and you know that each experience is helping you become who you were always meant to be.
You are living your life to the fullest, and you can enjoy all that life has to offer in the final stage of your spiritual journey.
How to start your spiritual journey
Starting your spiritual journey may seem overwhelming at first, but you will soon find that it is rewarding and life-changing.
1. Go at your own pace
You don’t need to push yourself too hard and go at an uncomfortable pace.
Going at your own pace will allow you to really soak in the information and experience your journey without any distractions.
Starting your spiritual journey is not a race, and everyone will experience it in their own way, so don’t compare your journey to others.
2. Figure out the purpose of your journey
Having a clear understanding of why you are starting your spiritual journey will make it easier for you to stay focused.
Take some time to think about why you want to start your journey and what it is that you hope to get out of it.
Ask yourself questions like:
- What is it that I’m looking to get out of this?
- How will my life be better after starting a spiritual journey?
- What can I do to make my life better?
- Having a clear purpose will add meaning and direction to your journey.
3. Pay attention to your intuition
Your intuition is always trying to guide you in the right direction.
If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
If you feel like something is too much for you, take a step back.
Your intuition will always be trying to guide you in the right direction, so make sure you listen to it.
4. Go deep into yourself
Going deep into yourself and exploring your inner world will allow you to overcome any resistance that is blocking your life force energy.
Take some time out in your day to meditate, practice yoga, or do something that will allow you to go deep into yourself.
‘Deep diving’ will allow you to get in touch with yourself and become aware of anything that may be holding you back.
5. Stay clear of ‘greedy gurus’
A greedy guru is someone who will try to take advantage of you or charge you an exorbitant fee for taking on your spiritual journey.
There are people out there who will take advantage of your vulnerability.
It is essential to do your research and find someone you can trust before you start your journey.
A good spiritual teacher will not take advantage of you, and they will be more concerned with helping you than making money from you.
Having a guru teacher isn’t necessary on your spiritual journey, as it’s all about your experience and how you learn, but it can be helpful if you can find someone you can trust.
Just be sure that if you choose to have a guru teacher that it’s someone who isn’t charging you crazy amounts of money.
6. Keep note of what you have learned on your journey
It’s important to pay attention to the changes that are happening on your spiritual journey, so make sure you take note of them.
A great way to do this is by keeping a journal and writing in it every day.
Writing down what you have learned on your journey will allow you to go back and review it whenever you want.
If you can identify the changes that are happening in your life, it may help you recognize patterns, and you could start seeing the bigger picture.
7. Integrate what you have learned
Integrating what you have learned on your spiritual journey is all about making changes in your day-to-day life.
It’s important to take your newfound knowledge and make a conscious effort to put it into practice in your day-to-day life.
This is the only way you will be able to develop new habits, which can help you move forward in your life.
Starting on a spiritual journey is exciting and new, and you will be learning a lot from it.
Having a clear understanding of what you hope to get out of it and what your spiritual journey means to you will help keep you on the right path.
Be aware of your intuition and how it is trying to guide you along your path.
Going deep into yourself and practicing self-reflection will allow you to see any resistance holding you back.
Stick to people who have good intentions on your spiritual journey, and don’t be afraid of speaking up if you feel like you’re being taken advantage of.
Pay close attention to the changes in your life; they will give you insight into where you need to go next.
Integrate what you have learned into your day-to-day life to make changes that will move your life forward.
Remember, spirituality is a life-long journey, so make sure you enjoy it.