Want a Spiritual Awakening?

A spiritual awakening can be like a sudden flash of brilliance. It can wash over you quietly in a gentle wave. It can come during a difficult moment of utter surrender, or it can just occur to you one day as you’re taking a drive.

I really love to check in with a few of the masters when I’m discussing spiritual awakening with people because there really is no one way to describe it.

Deepak Chopra says that awakening happens when we are no longer existing in a dream world where everything is filtered through the ego. So, What Causes a Spiritual Awakening? Well, Chopra says that instead of the mind being completely consumed with thoughts of the past and the future, you become almost simultaneously aware of your individual self, and the connection between you and everything else.

The Dalai Lama speaks to spiritual awakening happening when our afflictive emotions—jealousy, hatred, fear—can be put to an end. He says, “When you realize that these emotions are only temporary, that they always pass on like clouds in the sky, you also realize that they can ultimately be abandoned,” and you “do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

Now, this doesn’t mean that once you become spiritually awakened, you never make another mistake again! We are only human. But it does mean that you learn something—something meaningful—something you can’t unlearn. Something that really changes you for the better, and makes you feel more aligned with your true purpose. And that is certainly aligned with what causes a spiritual awakening.

That special something that you finally learn—And when I say ‘learn,’ I don’t mean you learn about it like when you’re in school and you read about something in a book, and now you know something you never knew before. Knowing something, and really learning it is NOT the same thing, unfortunately right? If only all the things we ‘know’ automatically changed us for the better! We’d never make the same mistake twice! But if you’re like most of the people in the world, you’ve had to learn a thing or two “multiple times,” right?

That makes me think of how they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I think by that definition, the whole world can seem pretty insane!

It’s pretty interesting how Deepak Chopra says that what causes spiritual awakening is when we no longer exist in a dream world where everything is filtered through our ego. It’s as though we are all creating our own mad, mad worlds. And what is spiritual awakening for you will depend on what kind of world your ego has created. Whatever IT is exactly, that we each must awaken from—seems to vary greatly, depending on the individual. What you’ve been through, what kind of coping mechanisms you’ve had to develop to survive difficulties, what your relationships have been like from the time of your birth….all these things and more play a part in the spiritual healing process that leads to a spiritual awakening. So, like I said—What causes a spiritual awakening is not a one-size-fits-all journey! It is YOUR journey, and if you want to experience a spiritual awakening—if that is your desire, then there are some fundamental and beautifully simple things you can do to help put you on that path, and I’m going to talk to you about them in just a minute.

But first, I want to point out that you may ALREADY be on your journey toward having your own spiritual awakening! And a person typically doesn’t just have one spiritual awakening like, “KA-BOOM, everything all at once.” Spiritual awakenings are always important, but sometimes they are big and loud like a trumpeting epiphany, and other times they are gentle like a soft whisper that touches your heart. There are some telltale signs that you are attracting a spiritual awakening into your life, and I have the Number One sign that You’re Headed for a Spiritual Awakening to share with you now, but there are actually 5 Major Signs to look out for. To learn about all 5, don’t miss out on watching the full episode!

Number One is: Observing Your Own Patterns

So circling back to the whole “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results” thing—it turns out that is something we all do in one way or another. Sometimes it shows up in the work environments we choose, sometimes it shows up in the relationships we choose, sometimes it shows up in the behaviors we choose—whatever patterns we have, the reality is that we all have them, and some of them are holding us back, or keeping us small, or protecting us from threats that no longer exist…They say that when you are in the fog you can’t see the fog, which to me is a very accurate analogy, because when we look over our choices in hindsight—it can seem so obvious that we were setting ourselves up for whatever followed, but when we are right in the thick of it all, it’s somehow so much more difficult to recognize! Even if we’ve been in this situation before! It’s baffling, really. And intelligence has nothing to do with it! Like we were talking about earlier, you can know a lot of things, and that doesn’t automatically mean you know how to apply them to your life!

So, with that in mind— I want you to really emphasize that the number one Top Sign that you are attracting a spiritual awakening into your life, isn’t “Putting A Stop to Your Own Patterns.” It’s OBSERVING your own patterns. Having a heightened awareness, recognizing them at the moment, and making note of them. Seeing yourself do the things you don’t want to do anymore, and witnessing it from an observational point of view. This awareness truly is what causes a spiritual awakening to start to bloom.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to watch the full episode to learn ALL 5 signs of a spiritual awakening, as well as some simple exercises for speeding up the process! I had so much fun talking to you about what causes a spiritual awakening, and even though there may not be any one answer to explain what is a spiritual awakening, I hope you feel excited to take the journey for yourself. You are closer than you think, so always remind yourself along the way that Love is Spirit and Spirit is Love.

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