Are there spiritual awakening symptoms? Does awakening resonate with you? Do you wonder about mystical or spiritual things? Or, have you had some type of spiritual experience?
Some people believe that spiritual awakening is one of the main purposes of life. And many people have a desire to become more aware and more whole.
“Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in a man’s life, and it is the sole purpose of being.”
― Kahlil Gibran
Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Defined
Awakening spiritually changes perception. It is the ability to see and move beyond ordinary states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping. It is sometimes an immediate “Eureka” experience. However, it is more often small incremental steps involving altering, expanding and achieving higher states of consciousness.
What are the symptoms of awakening? They are different for everyone. In general, they are an awakening of the virtues of the spirit. These are gratitude, love, appreciation, serenity, joyfulness, happiness, thankfulness, blissfulness, and mindfulness. With these come the unintended consequences of the growth of conscience.
Many people desire the experience defined above, but don’t know to find it. So, it is often a choice between two different paths, Spirituality in Western Traditions and Eastern Traditions. There are two major paths that one may travel if seeking a spiritual awakening. Learn to choose the correct path and not be afraid to change it. Next, we’ll look at these two paths.
Spirituality in Western Traditions
First, the concept of spirituality in the Abrahamic religions (The Western organized religions of Semitic origin, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) differs greatly from the awakening experience we just described. Following doctrine and the afterlife are their main concerns. Doctrines are laws, rules, and guidelines telling us what we should value and believe. Consequently, these systems do not concern themselves with exploring or developing awareness or consciousness.
Spiritual Awakening in Eastern Traditions
Secondly, the focus of Eastern Traditions is the development of consciousness and connection. These traditions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Animistic Indigenous Traditions. This contrasts with the concerns of the Abrahamic Traditions. Many Eastern traditions are the storehouses of ancient knowledge we call “spiritual technologies.” It is primarily these traditions that have diligently guarded the processes for expanding awareness and opening the doors of higher states of consciousness.
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. They do not require belief in religious doctrine. So, everyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration. Spiritual awakening symptoms come from using these tools.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method.
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Then we also use comparative analysis. This is a step-by-step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. Above all, these tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is mostly an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is often the heart of your spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, such as Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness. Practical tools to guide your path, a spiritual journal, and automatic writing.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
Sadly, there are many people who do not want to become awake. They don’t want to know what lies beyond the five senses. If you seek to manifest spiritual awakening symptoms, then start practicing.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia