People often ask me to explain what a spiritual awakening feels like. Because I’ve been asked this question a lot, I’ve come to discover that most people assume a spiritual awakening is this paranormal experience where one sees God or the spirit world or gains these supernatural abilities. I wish! For me, the spiritual awakening experience was quite subtle. It felt more like a shift in consciousness.
One day, I saw the world as I’d always seen it and the next day, my perception was enhanced and I was able to see things that I hadn’t before such as the motives of others, the facade of others and the collective pain of the world. It was like seeing with a new set of eyes.
Spiritual Awakening is a Call to Action
The greatest perception that I gained was that of my own emotional condition. What I was able to deny a day before, I could no longer deny. I became hyperaware of my inner domain—my desires, my will, my motives, my intentions, my addictions, my attachments, my fears, etc. As a result of this awareness, I felt an internal call to action to change myself in order to be more loving.
It’s All about Love
For years I studied everything that I could on all things spiritual and emotional including experimenting with a wide variety of spiritual practices and techniques from various religions, new age movements, psychological practices and beyond in order to not only gain a better understanding of what I’d experienced, but to also learn what it was all about. As I began to apply various practices to my life, I discovered that what bound each of the practices that seemed to work was their rooting in love.
The spiritual journey is all about love.
A spiritual awakening is the threshold one passes through on the journey to become a conscious and loving being.
Simply put, a spiritual awakening is an invitation to become loving. It’s a calling—one that everyone receives an invitation to.