7 Weird Spiritual Awakening Experiences Everyone Has

Special 11/11 post at 11:11 PM! Discussing the ebbs and flows of the spiritual awakening, and some tips on overcoming these moments.

As much as talking about my spiritual stories excites me, there have been some odd and unnerving spiritual awakening experiences along the way, which took some patience and perspective to overcome. These make me nostalgic and grateful to see how far I’ve come though, so no grudges! 🙂

Sharing a few of such moments, and hopefully in a better light, so that you feel motivated to keep going.

#1 – The duality will seem more obvious and unsettling than ever.

This may mean a few things, all which can be really scary to feel, such as,

  • you no longer like your job;
  • you no longer enjoy the things you used to (drastic change of habits, possibly making you an introvert if you weren’t one already);
  • you no longer enjoy being around certain people;
  • you may start resenting material pleasures;
  • you might look down on people that aren’t living as consciously (which takes me to the next point);
Girl, Feelings, Solitude, Unrest, Detail, Dark night of the soul, spiritual awakening experiences, sadness

My takeaway: I experienced ALL of these, and almost all at once. It was scary and I felt isolated. But gradually, I started enjoying my own company. So much, that I stopped going to parties or hanging out around people that I didn’t really vibe with. In other words – you will be able to transmute this into your strength, once you realize that YOU are still with yourself, and that’s really all that matters!

#2 – You will not be consistent as a person, especially not spiritually.

If you’re like me, you might actually jump between one form of healing to another and feel short-lived joy. Here’s what I was like in the first two years.

  • Balanced chakras a few times and felt like a saint, until I clearly wasn’t;
  • Learned Reiki and completely quit after 3-4 days of practice;
  • Practiced hypnotherapy for a few sessions and felt healed (that bubble did pop quite a number of times);
  • Meditated sporadically and kept getting agitated at home and office;
  • Journaled for several pages right before getting into an ugly argument with my parents!
Checklist, Check, Think About, Plan

My takeaway: It’s okay to be inconsistent or to keep exploring. Spirituality cannot and should not be FORCED. Treat this as your “no-strings-attached” period with spirituality where you’re not completely committed for some time. Eventually, you will automatically incline towards some practices more than others. Until then, keep going!

#3 – You may experience arrogance, that you’re better than the people who are not spiritual.

On the contrary, you may feel arrogant in front of other spiritual people too, and cut them off when they’re sharing something.

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You might roll your eyes and think, you already know that, why are they wasting time repeating things to you!

My takeaway: Life has its own ways of humbling and grounding us. To save embarrassment, I’d encourage you to focus on holding more compassion in your heart, so that you are able to accept people as they are. Work on keeping your heart open and reflecting on the way the ego-mind makes you think you know it all. And also on holding space for repeated advice – usually it’s the things we are so confident about are the ones that require most attention and sorting through.

#4 – You may feel overdosed.

Constantly seeing 11:11 on the clock, animal totems, or noting down synchronicities was overwhelming!

When I had first started reading spiritual books and trying all sorts of spiritual practices, I would swing like a pendulum.

Upset, Overwhelmed, Stress, Tired, Overdose, spiritual awakening experiences

A few days or weeks, I’d devote myself to all things spiritual. And then, I’d ‘compensate’ because I was feeling overwhelmed by my spiritual awakening experiences.

My takeaway: Though you will gradually establish a natural and less awkward rhythm in life, if you’re feeling this way, and want to do something about it, here are some suggestions. Try to balance yourself a little in both aspects of your life, by practicing grounding and balancing your chakras. It also helps to meditate on crystals that balance our energy.

#5 – You may actually lose a lot of relationships, or they may become somewhat irrelevant.

This is natural. You’re experiencing a growth spurt and the only thing that’s constant right now, is the growth itself!

As with all things, you will find new relationships where people vibe at your frequency and understand the experiences you’re having.

Men, Women, Apparel, Couple, People, Happiness, Tribe, Love

It’s also important to understand what role the old relations played in your life, and what lessons the new ones are bringing to the table. As you understand how each relationship helps you to heal, you will no longer be as attached to the relationships or be so affected by the flux in dynamic.

My takeaway: It may be this way for quite some time, don’t let it get to you. Place your anchor within yourself, and your faith in the universe.

#6 – You may not behave spiritually at ALL!

I can’t even count how many times I’ve exploded in rage when cars on the streets cut my lane or honked incessantly at me the second the signal turned green. Even worse, I’ve overreacted at home, and at work, for situations that now obviously seem petty. For a long time, it hardly seemed like spirituality was changing my behaviour.

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At times, it feels like being Spiritual is a curse more than a blessing because now we REALISE how many mistakes we make and we are desperate to really correct ourselves.

But being so deeply rooted in our past habits and patterns, it can take a really long time before we start acting like the way we think we should be acting, now that we’re conscious. Our spiritual awakening experiences can seem counterintuitive in the beginning.

My takeaway: As the saying often goes around, give time, time. Let yourself gently come out of years of behaviors and patterns. I assure you that in due course of time, you will be able to match your mind and actions.

#7 – You may start preaching about your spiritual awakening experiences.

Because we think we know better (#3), we start preaching and nitpicking at people. We want them to behave in certain ways and we might scoff at them for not being conscious about the things that we have. We might think we’re being helpful, but it can seem more like mothering or teacher-ing, to those at the receiving end.

Lecture, Conference, Mission, Planning

My takeaway: Eventually, you’ll learn how to experience your truth without trying to impose opinions or recommendations on other people unless asked for. This in fact has been my latest lesson, several years into the journey. Stop giving unsolicited advice. I still fumble with this one, but I’m getting there!

Concluding Thoughts

So you see, the journey is quite a ride. But the thing that always makes it promising is the benefits. You will start feeling balance in many forms, and it’ll all fall into place much faster than things do for people that aren’t consciously living out their lives.

So, hang in there. Not only does it get better, YOU get better too! 🙂

Oh, and you might want to explore this post next, the 10 Stages of a Spiritual Awakening.

Happy Waking Up, Dear One 🙂


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10 thoughts on “7 Weird Spiritual Awakening Experiences Everyone Has”

  1. Is it usual to suddenly feel like you’ve woken up in hell? Where it literally feels like the world is on its way out and most of the people in it are either crazy, zombies or walking wounded narcissists? I know there’s so much love and beauty but it feels like the environment in which to display and experience it is so toxic anc mixed up.

    1. Hello lovely! Yes – I sooo hear what you mean. And my sense of it so far has been that the divide that gets highlighted is like the ego-mind trying to challenge us and say “look, how can there be oneness in this much suffering and evilness?” — It is a feat to be able to look beyond these dual lenses and find the oneness underneath all the pain. Only then is the love and beauty sustainable for us.

  2. wow! thank you this information really helped me a lot, i knew something different was going on with me, and i wanted to know more, now I’m awake and ready to go on this beautiful journey.

  3. I was super arrogant, i would go to temple for meditation and show off how much i knew. Then one day i just felt compassion and remembered the start of my journey and how lost I was and the arrogance dissipated. Well the realization that i dont know everything under the sun also helped.

  4. The point about duality really resonated with me. Also that we shouldn’t be hard on ourselves whilst we are experimenting to find what works best for us. Compassion for myself and others is a work in progress for me.

  5. #2 really resonated. Just as the butterfly struggles to emerge from its transformation so do we as we go from unenlightened to enlightened. I struggle with people who ask for your insight and then try and negate what you tell them. Anyone else experience this?

    1. Yes! Defeats the purpose of giving advice! But what helps me, is to not take it personally when they are unable to comprehend a lesson – perhaps they will learn through a different source at a different time. We can only do our best 🙂

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