Going through challenging times lately?
You could potentially be experiencing a spiritual awakening…how exciting and delicious!
An awakening of this sort typically occurs with some kind of painful-catalyst type of event. Examples would be: a birth, a death, a breakup, an accident or illness, loss of a job, other major changes, etc…
The World As You Knew It Has Shifted…
Okay, I have to be honest with you…it often feels like the complete opposite of fun. It’s one of those life changing, Earth shattering opportunities where the ground beneath your feet feels unstable and recovery onto solid ground may take some time. You might even feel like reprieve will never come.
I have been walking this path for a year now, and its been uncomfortable as hell. Some days I wish I could just crawl back under the warm, cozy covers, forget everything that’s happened, and go back to the way I was…asleep. At the same time, I intuitively know its all for my benefit, and for those that I have the privilege of connecting with. It’s ok to be afraid..and yes, you still have to unwrap the gifts (experiences) you have been given in order to be able to enjoy life more fully.
Are You Going Through A Dark Night of The Soul?
The following are 5 signs that you may be experiencing a spiritual awakening:
1) A yearning to escape, to go within and find new meaning, new purpose and a spiritual connection.
2) Loss of interest in activities or things that used to bring you comfort but no longer have the same effect.
3) Waves of extreme emotionally pain and discomfort.
4) Changes in one’s prayer, meditation and spiritual practice.
5) The right-brain (intuitive) turns up its volume and the left-brain (logical) dims out and/or fogs up.
I’ve provided five signs here, but there are many others. You can find more information on this topic on the internet or at your local library.
One Day At A Time, This Too Shall Pass…
If you find yourself encountering any of these symptoms, I encourage you to hold on my friend! You are in for some profound personal shifts! Let the experience cleanse and purify your being. When you need help, involve a good friend to assist you along, hire a life coach, journal and remind yourself that you are safe in the present moment. Breathe deeply. Remember that this too shall pass. Take it one day at a time…one moment at a time if necessary.
The strength to survive and thrive is within you now. I know that if you have the willingness to face the fears and the discomfort, absolute peace, love and truth will be revealed.