19 Signs You Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening and What To Do About It
Rachelle Barron Knight, Contributor
There is something wonderful happening on this planet right now. Many of the old ways are coming into question, systems are collapsing, relationships are dissolving, more and more questions are being asked and people are beginning to feel increasingly wary and restless. The consciousness of humanity is growing and people are beginning to take notice. Do you recognize yourself in that? If you do, then you are being called now to wake up.
Just like everything else, consciousness evolves and we humans are no exception to that. We astrologers have known about it for a long, long time. Many believe that as of December 21, 2012, we are in the new age, the Age of Aquarius. This is a time of great change and radical evolution. This is a time of consciousness growth and greater spiritual awareness. Some will go with the flow of these changes, eager to evolve while others may find themselves lost, confused and alone. If you are in the latter group, then this article is for you.
The following are signs that you are beginning to feel the call of evolution and you are starting to wake up. These are in no particular order. If you experience a great many of these, then you are surely being called to drop all of the things in your life which no longer serve your greater purpose and to take up a new path, a path of self-discovery and universal understanding.
1. You feel a sort of emptiness about the way society is telling you to live.
You get a growing sense that all of the things which you were told would bring you happiness are actually bringing you misery. You realize that the things which are advertised to you are for empty and meaningless things. The new car, the pumpkin spice lattes, the new smart phone, the latest Netflix binge worthy series, they all seem rather empty and useless to you. You seek more sustenance for your life.
2. You have a gnawing feeling inside you that something is changing.
You may not be able to explain it, but something inside yourself tells you that you have changed. You are no longer the same person you have always been and you are beginning to see that you lived behind a veil. You are beginning to see that who you really are has yet to come to the surface. But that is all changing now.
3. You have a growing need for more transparent media.
If you have never really been one to keep up on things, you might find yourself suddenly interested in learning more now. Or you may have already been interested in current events, but your interest now has expanded to include information from sources you may have previously dismissed, such as conspiracy theories and alternate media sources. You are giving secondary sources of information a fair chance now.
Before you may not have cared too much about what the media was telling you, but now you are looking at it with a raised eyebrow. You no longer mindlessly take what it tells you and subconsciously make it your opinion. You seek transparency from your media and news sources. You are willing to research and listen to more than one source before you draw your own conclusions.
4. You are gaining a healthy skepticism about the systems.
You are questioning the validity of many of our old systems. You find yourself questioning the government, the financial system, the education system, the media and entertainment industry, the professional sports industry, the healthcare system, and the religious systems. You are beginning to realize that they are no longer serving the needs of the many, only the needs of the privileged few.
5. You have a growing interest in things of an occult nature.
You feel a need to know more about things which might have frightened you before, but now seem to be a plausible and beneficial source of knowledge. Perhaps you are drawn to the earth religions of old such as Wicca or Druidism. Perhaps you feel a need to study astrology, numerology, palmistry and the like. Or perhaps you are beginning to look further into the hidden mysteries of the universe.
6. You have a greater concern about your health and the food you eat.
You are listening to your body more. You realize that what you do for your body makes a real difference to your mental health, not just your physical health. You feel a desire to give your body more nutritious food and a desire to exercise it more simply because it likes to move.
7. You feel a calling toward nature.
You find urban environments to be rather loud and intrusive. You find you feel a slight repulsion by tall buildings, concrete and traffic. You might have a strong desire to take a walk in the woods, go camping or just spend more time in nature instead of being in the urban area.
8. You feel a growing need to be more environmentally aware and active.
You begin to notice how many people are neglecting even the simplest things they can do to help the environment, such as using a trash receptacle. You have a greater awareness of your carbon footprint and want to take action toward being more environmentally responsible for yourself.
9. Your old friends seem different to you.
Your friends no longer seem that interesting to you. They seem to be too caught up in the dramas of their lives, unable to focus on more important things. You find it all to be rather petty and ostentatious. You seek higher quality friends and more meaningful relationships.
10. You begin to notice more synchronicity in your life.
You see signs around you, waking you up to a message you may not yet understand. Such as noticing whenever it says 11:11 on the clock or people making remarks like “perfect timing” or “what a coincidence” to you. You begin to notice that things are not just happening by chance, but by some unknown design.
11. You seek authenticity and no longer want to participate in superficial things.
You begin to notice more and more when people are not being completely honest with you and you feel a need to get away from them. You have a growing desire to be authentic yourself and you seek others who are willing to be authentic with you. You no longer desire to be part of a superficial life.
12. You feel a deep sadness at the state of the world and want to make it a better place.
You begin to realize that the world is really suffering, not just around you but all over the world. Your heart opens to their pain and you feel compassion for them. You feel a desire to do more for others and to help ease their suffering. You take on a service to others attitude rather than a service to self attitude.
13. You have a deep yearning to understand the meaning in your life and a desire for spiritual connection.
You know that you came here for a reason and that there must be some purpose to you being here. You may feel a need to visit a spiritual advisor or counselor. You may find yourself suddenly interested in spiritual things you never considered before. You may decide to follow a new spiritual path.
14. Your intuitive abilities have increased.
You may notice that your intuition is increasing, that you suddenly know things without a reasonable explanation. You might get little feelings, nudging you to take action and if you follow it, you are happily surprised to discover the answer to something you didn’t even know you’ve been asking.
15. Your creativity is itching to be released.
You feel a desire to be more creative, to get your hands busy. You may wish to do more arts and crafts. You may feel a need to create something that tells a story. You may feel a desire to learn a new artistic skill.
16. Your sleep patterns have changed.
You find that you no longer sleep the same amount of hours or the times your body wishes to sleep have changed. You may find a growing need to take a nap during the day to help you recharge.
17. You are losing the desire to worry about things you cannot control.
You feel the need to pick your battles more carefully. You realize that you cannot fix it all and are more willing to let go of the things which upset you. You realize that they are not worth you feeling bad over because you cannot control them, you can only control yourself.
18. You have an increased willingness to compromise and find peaceful solutions.
You no longer feel the need to defend or argue over petty things. You look now for harmony and you often find yourself being the peacekeeper, reminding people who learning to work together is the only way to live peacefully on this planet.
19. You begin to feel a deeper connection to all life.
You feel a greater awareness for all the life around you. You think about the animals, the plants and of course, other people more often. You take their needs into consideration before taking action which might affect them. You feel the connection to life and the universe and you understand that even though you are but a tiny piece of it, what you do as an individual holds considerable significance for the greater whole.
What To Do About Your Awakening
First of all, relax. You may not realize this, but your thoughts are extremely powerful. The more you worry and fret over things, the more things you will create in your life to worry about. Whenever the anxiety of it gets to you, remind yourself that all of your personal experiences are really only happening in your mind. Yes, they may seem to be external, but really it is your perception of them which make them real to you. It is your emotional response which determines your experience of it. Your emotions play a very important role in how your life plays out and the sooner you learn to use them to guide you, the better your life will be.
Learn to meditate. Meditation is extremely beneficial in many different ways. Not only does it aid in stress reduction, but it also brings clarity and peace of mind. It can do wonders for your anxiety as it teaches you how to get your mind off of the things which make you feel bad. The more you do this, the more you will understand that you have all of the answers you will ever need right inside of you. If you are new to this, try some guided meditations to get you started. There are many different types from which to choose, just find one that seems interesting to you and try it.
Seek the counsel of other like-minded individuals. With the internet, we have instant, global communication available to us, so there is no excuse not to connect with others. Do some searches for websites, forums and chat rooms for people who have the same interests as you do. Or if you are feeling so inclined, start a group where you live and invite others to come and talk about the things you are interested in. You can start a spiritual book club or join someone else’s. Connect with others who are also waking up and seek the wisdom of those already awakened.
Watch thoughtful and inspirational documentaries. There are a great deal of documentaries available to assist you in your spiritual growth and awareness. Here are some recommendations.
Drop or decrease all the negative influences in your life. These will only prove to slow you down if not prevent you from seeking your inner truth. This could mean something as simple as cutting out television or social media, or it could mean something as drastic as no longer hanging out with people who drain you and make you feel bad about yourself.
Spend more time in nature. Instead of going home after a long day of work, take some time to stop by the park and take a stroll. Or take a weekend camping trip, away from all electronics and other distractions. Take time to sit quietly and observe the beauty of nature. Meditating in nature is one of the best ways to get in tune with your own natural rhythm.
Seek knowledge and understanding. Do some research, read more books and talk to others who know the topics you are exploring. Stop wasting your free time on frivolous and empty things. This is time you could spend learning and growing as an individual instead of wasting time doing something which doesn’t fulfill you. Remember, time is your most precious commodity, use it wisely.
Other Things You Can Do To Help Your Awakening
- Stop negativity, practice positivity.
- Spend less time on social media.
- Pick up trash in public spaces.
- Take hot baths with epsom salts.
- Go to the park and walk barefoot upon the earth.
- Carry helpful crystals with you. Some suggestions: onyx, amethyst, clear or rose quartz and citrine.
- Put away your cell phone and pick up a book.
- Stop or cut back on television, even the news. Don’t worry, people will alert you to anything important.
- Cut back on your sugar intake, seek natural sweeteners instead. Avoid artificial sweeteners!
- Take a walk around your neighborhood and wave to your neighbors as you pass.
- Notice your consumption habits and donate or get rid of any excess stuff you may have lying around.
- Volunteer for a worthy cause.
- Start a garden and learn to grow and cook your own food.
- Walk or take your bike instead of your car whenever the opportunity arises.
- Spend more time with your children and pets.
- Practice more arts and crafts.
- Accept that you are here with a higher purpose and that you are on the path to your greater good.
No matter how these earth changes may be affecting you personally, the fact that you are reading an article about waking up is a very good sign. For it means that we are well on our way to making a new and improved world, because you are already waking up. This is important because we are going to be seeing more and more changes in the years ahead and the world is going to need people who are awake and aware of what is happening around them.
Although it may be rough on some of us, awakening to the truth of our existence is vital. We are on the precipice of great, global change and the more awake we are, the easier the transition will be on us. Be well and know that you are embarking on the most important journey of your life.
The new earth awaits us.
About the Author
Rachelle Barron Knight is a writer, astrologer, numerologist and an intuitive tarot reader. You may read more or contact her for a tarot reading on her blog: http://www.laughing-gypsy.
This article (19 Signs You Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening and What To Do About It) was originally created and published by Laughing Gypsy and is re-printed here with permission.