Many people talk about spiritual awakening. It is a profound, life-changing aspect that alters how you see yourself, experience life, and look at things and situations.
A shift in perception helps you see how all things are interrelated and stem from the same Source. Some people call it God. Some prefer to call it the Universe.
Regardless of the words we choose to use when we experience a spiritual awakening, our life won’t be the same as it was before. Many areas of your life will improve, while you might also encounter some challenges.
When you experience a spiritual awakening, the way you perceive yourself and your place in the world alters dramatically.
You might realize that you are connected with all people and experience unity with higher consciousness. You might become more intuitive and notice synchronicities. You start to see beyond the duality of “good and bad” and think about life more in terms of experience. You realize that you are the creator of your reality and that only you are responsible for your happiness.
On the downside, you might notice that “Spiritual Ego” shows up along with a desire to believe that you are better or more special than others because of your experiences.
You might also realize that your previous surroundings, friends, and job are no longer a good match for you, so you might need to let go of the old to embrace the new.
Many things can cause a shift in perception, leading to spiritual awakening. It can be a loss of a loved one, a crisis, or another, most often, a painful situation in your life.
When you start to ask questions, such as: “Who am I?”, “What is consciousness?”, “Why was I born?”, “What is the meaning of life?” you will start to receive answers.
The Universe will start to give answers to questions you previously didn’t realize you wanted to ask. Many people don’t ask, which is why they don’t receive answers. We can receive only when we open ourselves to it.
Read on to learn more in-depth about what will happen after a spiritual awakening.
11 Things That Happen After Spiritual Awakening
Keep in mind that spiritual awakening is a lifelong process.
Even if you experience profound, life-altering events, or altered states of consciousness, it will still be a life-long process to master your Ego, so you can permanently alter your way of being and live in accordance and harmony with the greater Universe.
1. Spiritual Ego Shows Up
Known as the first trap on your spiritual path, your Ego might appear under disguise. If you have experienced altered states of consciousness, you might start to believe you are enlightened, more special, and better than others.
It is your Ego holding you back on your spiritual evolution. It is a sweet lie your Ego tells you to keep you bound to itself and not let you truly awaken.
2. You Realize That You Create Your Reality
When you experience your spiritual awakening, you become aware that nobody but yourself is responsible for your happiness.
Everything you experience, the good and bad experiences, are a match to your vibrational frequency. If something shows up in your reality, it matches your subconscious beliefs, thoughts, fears, or overall inner state.
The law of cause and effect and the law of attraction govern the Universe. In some belief systems, it is called karma. The more you evolve spiritually, the faster it works.
For this reason, it is crucial to be aware of your thoughts, beliefs, and subconscious patterns. Daily journaling will help you get to know yourself better and make your spiritual awakening smoother.
3. Your Intuition Becomes Sharper
You might notice many synchronicities around you and feel like you are guided by an invisible, loving hand of the Universe. You might ask questions and notice the answer suddenly appear in your life from the place you least expect.
You might feel the urge to talk to someone, go someplace, or pick up a particular book. It can lead to new answers and information you need to continue your spiritual path.
The more you listen to your intuition, the louder it will get.
4. You Realize That Nobody Is Better Or Worse
You might realize that all people come from the same Source and all are different expressions of God. There is no right way to live one’s life, as all people live a life according to their inner truth.
People can’t live better or worse than what they are currently a match to. We all move toward a common goal – realizing our divine nature.
Still, some people subconsciously are not ready for it and desire to experience suffering until they have enough experience. For this reason, it’s important not to rush others and accept them just as they are.
It is often said that true love is unconditional. With time and practice, your ability to love will increase and transcend the limiting beliefs you previously held about love.
Every time you get triggered when interacting with other people and each time you notice negative emotions arising, use it as a pathway for self-exploration and ask yourself: “How is this situation giving me an opportunity to learn to love more?”
5. You See Beyond Duality
You might realize that the physical reality, including your physical body, is only an expression of greater consciousness. There is invisible energy that gives shape to the physical dimension of reality.
When you attach your mind to what you are currently experiencing, to your likes and dislikes, you might experience a lot of suffering. When you learn to be open to life, to love it in all its expressions, and don’t resist the teachings of life, you learn to see beyond the world of duality.
You will always have personal preferences, and that doesn’t mean you are not spiritual. But your ability to detach yourself from them and to accept with joy when things don’t go your way will tremendously help you on your spiritual path.
6. You Recognize Everything Happens for a Reason
You might become aware that certain laws govern the visible Universe. A book, Kybalion, written by the Three Initiates, shares these Laws as they were taught by Hermes Trismegistus and passed down for many generations.
These laws influence how the Universe works.
- The Principle of Mentalism
- The Principle of Correspondence
- The Principle of Vibration
- The Principle of Polarity
- The Principle of Rhythm
- The Principle of Causality
- The Principle of Gender
These are the seven main laws that apply to all levels of existence and govern the Universe. Some belief systems include more Laws, such as The Principle of Free Will.
As you learn more about these laws and how they apply to your life, your life experience will change.
7. Your Values Change
As you experience spiritual awakening, your values will change dramatically.
Things that previously meant a lot to you might seem completely meaningless now. Things that didn’t bother you might start concerning you.
Spiritual awakening changes your perception of life and alters your values.
8. Your Idea of Yourself Changes
When you experience spiritual awakening, your idea of yourself and the world shifts. You are no longer limited by who you previously believed yourself to be.
Your limiting beliefs shift and transform one by one, and you realize that your Ego has often bound you to your limitations. You, just like all people, are an expression of God.
Spiritual awakening leads you toward seeing yourself as a part of an intricate web of life and aspiring for the higher good above personal interests.
9. You Look For Your Community
It can be challenging to undergo spiritual awakening when surrounded by people limited by social programming.
However, the more you evolve, the more like-minded people you will attract to your life. Consciously or unconsciously, you will attract people who are undergoing similar experiences.
The saying: “Your vibe attracts your tribe,” is very truthful.
10. You Look For Knowledge and Wisdom
When experiencing spiritual awakening, you will likely desire to evolve and look for information to help you do that.
You are likely to search for spiritual literature that can tell you about the spiritual journeys of others. Books and lectures can be very helpful to you during this time.
You will encounter a lot of contradictory information and might get confused by it. For this reason, learn to listen to your gut feeling and what resonates with you.
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the plentitude of information; you don’t have to read all books. When you read the ones that resonate with you, you will receive all the knowledge and wisdom that your soul needs at this moment.
11. You Understand Others Better
As a result of your spiritual awakening, you are likely to become more empathetic and understand why people are the way they are. You might become less judgmental and more compassionate.
If this doesn’t happen, look for how your Spiritual Ego might still be holding you back and chained to your limited perspective.
Journal about your triggers when you interact with others and explore what limiting beliefs you hold make it hard for you to open your awareness to other perspectives.
A spiritual awakening is a profound experience that can divide your life into before and after. Your awareness of life alters dramatically.
When you experience spiritual awakening, there are some traps to look out for. Starting to think that you are better than others because of what you are experiencing and trying to convince others about your beliefs or change others is among them.
The more you learn to stay open and not fall into any dogma, the more smoothly your life transition will go.