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Spiritual Awakening Symptoms ― A Choice of Paths

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.

Spiritual Awakening Symptoms ― A Choice of 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

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.

In Conclusion

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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References

Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia

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