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9 Awesome Spiritual Awakening Symptoms

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Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment. ~John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

What Does a Spiritual Awakening Mean?


For those of you who aren’t aware of what a spiritual awakening is, it is the process whereby an individual becomes aware of their spiritual nature, as well as the spiritual nature of the entire physical reality.

A person going through a spiritual awakening is coming to the realization that people are so much more than merely their name, occupation, relationship status or belongings; they are eternal spirits connected to each other, to the earth, as well as to the entire Cosmos.

We are all connected; to each other biologically. To the earth chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” ~Neil deGrasse Tyson

When we experience a spiritual awakening, we literally “wake up” to reality. We begin to question everything including our old beliefs, habits, and ideals, and realize that there is much more to life and to ourselves than what we have been taught up until now.

A spiritual awakening is usually accompanied by a number of amazing symptoms, which I am going to be documenting bellow. Due to the uniqueness of each individual and the subjectivity of each perspective, not everyone going through a spiritual awakening is going to experience the exact same symptoms.

The list bellow is composed based on the symptoms that I have been experiencing throughout my spiritual awakening.


Spiritual Awakening Symptoms


1 – Reduced Stress and Overthinking


Universe Skull Mindful MindWhen an individual realizes that they are so much more than their physical form, their perspective shifts. As we subdue our ego and the Spirit within becomes in charge we tend to become less emotionally involved with everything that happens; we start taking things less seriously.

Problems and awkward situations that are taking place can be seen more objectively, or as I like to call it “from a third person’s perspective”, and thus become easier to be solved and surpassed.

Everything existing in this physical reality can be finally seen for what it really is; impermanent and insignificant, thus why bother stressing over it?


2 – Feeling That Who You Used to be Was a Different Person


One day you will wake up and you will look back one year and realize that even though who you used to be, feels familiar, it also feels extremely distant and separate.

As I am reminiscing, I realize that I used to feel like a confused, lost kid; a kid who was not just unaware of its confusion, but as far away from the road towards clarity and direction as possible.

Although, just a year later I can’t believe the amount of change that I have been subjected to. I am still feeling confused, but confused about different situations… Situations about which I want to be confused.

External stimuli don’t matter as much as before. People who I used to hang out with seem to naturally distance themselves, and I am keeping my distance as well. Situations that used to bring me joy seem to become increasingly empty and meaningless. I seem to greatly value the time that I spend by myself, and occasionally even feeling that I require it.

However, none of this seems to really matter as long as I keep walking on the path towards knowing myself.

Finally, a course is set and the path is more apparent than ever.


3 – Increased open-mindedness


Since our younger age, we have been taught to live our life in certain ways; we have been utterly conditioned by literally everyone and everything around us.

As the Spirit within awakens, we become increasingly able to recognize that almost everything that we have been taught about living life is in fact, false and outdated. It almost feels like we are being forced to carry a very heavy burden; a load of dead weight.

However, no matter how scary and inconvenient this realization is, in order to maintain our sanity and our power to keep moving forward, we have no choice but to drop this dead weight and expose ourselves to this new state of being.

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. ~C. Joybell C.

Mind is like a ParachuteOnce we start questioning everything that we have ever known, our mind inevitably opens up to a brand new way of being, and it stays open forever. As a result, and in an attempt to expand our horizons, even more, we find ourselves easier stepping outside of our comfort zones, craving for new adventures, enjoying meeting new people, seeing new places, and understanding different cultures.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


4 – Experiencing Intense Clarity, Serenity, and Bliss


Clarity, serenity, and bliss are inherent qualities of our Authentic, Spiritual Self. They are not qualities that can be cultivated, but rather qualities that come to the surface when our true spiritual nature becomes more obvious and layers of conditioning start peeling off.

The more we become aware of the spiritual nature of reality and the more connected we become to our Authentic Self, the more clarity, serenity, and bliss we are going to be experiencing.


5 – Spontaneous Bursts of Creativity


As consciousness ascends to higher dimensions and mind becomes more subtle, obsolete thought patterns start to lessen or even vanish. We grow more able to think out of the box and to see the bigger picture of everything.

Occasionally, we might experience unintended bursts of creativity which might help us make enormous leaps towards solving problems that we are currently facing, finding answers to previously complex and unanswered questions, and/or finally understanding who we truly are, why are we here, and maybe even what our life’s purpose is.


6 – Emotional Stability


Feeling like being on an emotional roller coaster, experiencing intense mood swings, sudden waves of emotions, emotional confusion, hopelessness, loneliness, and disconnection are some of the signs that you are spiritually awakening, according to most people, websites, and books.

While this may actually be the case, those emotions are just like waves on the surface of an extremely deep ocean. There might be a storm above the ocean, manifesting huge waves, but the deeper you dive into it, the more serene, silent, and stable it seems.

As the Spirit within awakes and we dive deeper into our true essence, we realize that no matter what kind of emotion causes turbulence on the surface, this deep ocean-like peace is always going to be there with us.


7 – Experiencing Oneness


Experiencing Oneness is most probably one of the most amazing and unique manifestations of a spiritual awakening.

However, while I will be taking about oneness, I will not be taking about the realization of the infinite connection between everything and the Universe Itself. Rather, I will be talking about the realization of the oneness of opposites, or as the alchemists and hermeticists call it in The Kybalion – the Principle of Polarity.

Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled. ~The Principle of Polarity, The Kybalion

Dualism Mindful MindVictory exists inside every defeat. Sadness is the foundation of happiness. Anxiety gives birth to serenity. Courage is derived from fear. Failure is part of success. As the problem rises, so is the solution.

Everything that we perceive as negative is its unmanifested positive. Negative couldn’t exist without positive, as well as positive couldn’t exist without negative.

The silence from which each note emerges is more important than the note itself. It’s the empty space between the notes that literally allows the music to be music. If there’s no void, there’s only continuous sound. ~Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Realizing this, the awakened man searches for the positive inside every negative, and thus he is constantly in control. He always remains centered, even in the midst of chaos; he is not swayed, despite being surrounded by opulence; he is in touch with his root.


8 – Moving Through Life With More Ease


During a spiritual awakening, we are coming to the understanding that what we experience in life is a direct utilization of our belief system, thoughts, and mental states. Whatever we hold in our mind tends to unfold in our life.

This realization renders us able to stand guard on the door of our mind and become aware of already adopted bad habits while dropping whatever we believe to be holding us back from being the best version of ourselves.

Subsequently, we begin manifesting our desires faster and much more effortlessly; everything seems to be falling into place. Problems seem to be solving by themselves.

Life feels more like a game.


9 – Craving For Our True Purpose


While being in a state of ignorance of our Spiritual nature, we tend to keep seeking ways to gratify our senses. We believe that this is the sole way towards real and lasting happiness, thus we are constantly setting materialistic goals. We “have” to attain stuff; we “have” to meet more people; we “have” to fall in love; we “have” to have money.

As Gaius Baltar insightfully states in one of my favorite series, Battlestar Galactica:

There is never enough, you know. Never enough money, fame, company. The more you want, the more you need, the more you want. There is always a hunger for more money, greater fame, different people. The point that we are missing is that there is a certain futility in centering one’s entire life around trying to satisfy appetites that can truly never be sated. ~Gaius Baltar – Battlestar Galactica

Being awake now, we can finally feel that none of those superficial desires is going to make us truly happy and serene. The only way to achieve happiness is to look beyond our physical form and the physical form of things.

Everyone was born on this earth to fulfill a purpose and while every person has a different purpose to fulfill, we all have to fulfill the exact same purpose, which is to live life on our own terms and become our most Authentic Self.

WARNING! Being fully in tune with who you causes a serious, life-enhancing condition called “happiness”! There is simply no happier feeling in the world than looking around at everything and everyone that’s in your life and saying, “Yes, this is Me.” ~Manifestation Miracle


Have you experienced a spiritual awakening? Are you experiencing one right now? Leave a comment bellow and describe the most awesome spiritual awakening symptom, which has dramatically improved your state of being.


Please share this article with people who seem to be going through a spiritual awakening, and help Mindful Mind grow and evolve, as it does the same for you.





  1. Win Bill
    March 12, 2017

    Personally I can definitely feel some of the things that you listed here. For me I didn’t notice myself being more open minded. Things that bothered me a lot in the past simply didn’t bother me anymore. I can usually go through a whole day without a single complaint. I also noticed that time is slowing down for me. It feels like there’s this tranquility and everybody around me is moving in slow motion.. of course I only noticed that sometimes it doesn’t happen all the time. I also feel like the current me is definitely a different person compared to the old me because I feel like the old me keeps dying and the new me is constantly being reborn. So what do you think?

    1. Xaric
      March 13, 2017

      Hey Bill,

      Thank you for comment. I have heard a lot of people talking about experiences of slow passing time, but I definitely haven’t experienced it yet.

      Spiritual awakening is an extremely subjective experience. It is only logical that the symptoms will vary among different people.

      Thank you for your time reading this. I really hope that you make some sense of your awakening process!

      Much peace to you.


  2. Farhan
    March 15, 2017

    This is a great write up on spiritual awakening. I can relate to most of what you’re saying here, especially the part about being very open minded, and not being too emotionally bothered by things.

    If more people have this sort of spiritual awakening, or anything that’s somewhat similar to this, I think the world would be much more peaceful. I would love to know more about your journey to spiritual awakening!

    Good read!

    1. Xaric
      March 15, 2017

      Unfortunately, most of the time and especially in the beginning, a spiritual awakening is accompanied by a number of negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, feeling lost and disconnected from the world, etc.

      As a result many people fall into deep depression and resort to drugs to alleviate the symptoms. An awakening won’t always be of benefit for people who don’t know how to embrace it…

      I always love talking to people, especially those who are on similar paths as me, so if you want to ask any questions or just chat about the Universe, e-mail me at


  3. af881
    March 17, 2017

    Thanks for this article…I think I am going to something similar because I recognize many of the symptoms. I am also making a lot of changes in my life and ready this post made sense to a lot of these changes.

    My intention was not to have a spiritual awakening, but more just cleaning up the useless things I do and focus on those activities that make me live the best life I am meant to live.

    1. Xaric
      March 17, 2017

      Most of the time an individual goes through a spiritual awakening unwillingly and unconsciously.

      Other times an individual experiences something that they call “dark knight of the soul”, which means going through a traumatic, life-altering situation that changes your entire perception towards life and reality.

      Dropping material stuff, habits, beliefs, activities, and/or people who don’t serve you anymore, while focusing on what you believe is going to propel you towards being the best version of yourself, is a sign of spiritual awakening for sure.


    March 18, 2017

    Your article about spiritual awakening had awaken my spirit to the fact that I am currently experiencing it at the moment. I am in constant search for the meaning of life, my life’s purpose and there are times that I just want to be alone by myself and constantly reflect on the things that is currently happening in my life that I wanted to change. I have this constant longing for change and do what si always wanted to do and that is to help children with special need and to make this world a better place to live.
    Thank you Xaric for an enlightening and meaningful post! 🙂

    1. Xaric
      March 19, 2017

      I am glad that I helped you understand at least a small part of this complex process.

      Keep questioning until you find answers to your deepest questions and take any action possible towards becoming your true self.


  5. Jodie
    March 20, 2017

    Beautiful topic. I can imagine it would not be such a great topic for people who don’t understand the spiritual world, but for me, I am a spiritual person. I found your topics very interesting. My eyesite isn’t as it used to be and found the reading hard as it is blury, but did the best I could and enjoyed reading your page and website.

    1. Xaric
      March 20, 2017

      Well, spiritual awakening is a beautiful process, for those who embrace it… 🙂

      And remember, when the fleshy eyes are rendered blind to all illusion, the harmony within is attained, and the soul becomes able to finally see.


  6. Aimee
    March 21, 2017

    Hi Xaric,

    Reading this post about your experiences with spiritual awakening had me in a trance. I have been on a mental illness recovery journey that involves balancing my mind, body, and, spirit. I hadn’t been able to quite define where the spiritual part fit in until now. I could feel it, but never put it into words. You have done this for me. Thank you for sharing this, and I look forward to following your future posts.


    P.S. “Emotions are just like waves on the surface of an extremely deep ocean. There might be a storm above the ocean, manifesting huge waves, but the deeper you dive into it, the more serene, silent, and stable it seems.”

    This was my favourite quote on your entire post and it came from you. Your writing is inspirational!

    1. Xaric
      March 22, 2017

      Hello Aimee,

      Your words are an inspiration for me as well.

      Keep researching about how to make sense and uncover the spirit within.

      The spirit knows the way to heal the body and mind faster and easier.

      All you have to do is bring it to the surface 🙂


  7. Juan
    March 22, 2017

    I love what you’ve captured here. For the past year, I’ve been on an incredible journey of self development and spiritual awakening. After a very difficult life event, something woke me up.
    I realized that I was just going with the flow in life, not directing it but just acting in it. I was anxious and stressed all the time.
    I started reading more, focusing on exercising, finding mentors, meditating, and reflecting on what are the things that truly fulfilled me.
    Like you said, I sometimes can’t recognize the person I was a year ago. I understand that person, I can see his mental prison, but that person isn’t me anymore.
    Thank you for this great post!!!

    1. Xaric
      March 22, 2017

      Hey Juan,

      Many people support that experiencing a very bad and difficult situation in life is one of the causes of a spiritual awakening.

      There exists a term for it: “Dark Night of the Soul”.

      You can read more about it by clicking the link bellow and make some more sense out of your spiritual awakening.

      Thank you for letting us know about your spiritual awakening experience.


  8. rosie
    March 23, 2017

    I found your post extremely interesting. I definitely am more open minded than I ever was before. I was brought up very religious and narrow minded, but since separating myself from this it has taken around 20 years to get to a point where I am not affected by things and really do not judge people for their actions. I did not realize I had changed until a work colleague recently told me she could felt like she could tell me anything because I am so open minded. I agree that you sort of have an amnesia effect where you forget how you were before.
    I will be interested to read more of your site and will return to see what else you post.
    Thank you

    1. Xaric
      March 24, 2017

      Hey Roselle,

      Open-mindedness is an amazing and extremely useful trait in this ever-changing world..

      People who are slightly more aware than others, as well as not so much self-involved, tend to notice it when someone undergoes some major internal changes..

      Thank you for commenting Roselle, and keep your mind expanded…


  9. Sharon
    March 25, 2017

    Hi Xaric,

    Reading your post makes me think of my dad. Now in his early 80s, he has changed a lot.
    He used to be impatient and hot tempered, now very calm – Emotional Stability.
    Calculative, now open minded.
    He is being so positive even though facing health challenges.
    Told me once that life unhappiness and challenges will pass. So need not think too much of it (Overthinking). Just carry on and be happy.
    Spiritual Awakening you think?
    He has been meditating a lot in these past few years. Does it play a part in attaining Spiritual Awakening?


    1. Xaric
      March 25, 2017

      Hey Sharon,

      Meditation could definitely induce a spiritual awakening. In fact, I think that this is how I awoke in the first place.

      Moreover, as people get older and understand that they come closer to their end, they witness the futility of being a part of this rat race called life, so they surrender and start seeing life with another set of eyes.

      I hope that you made some more sense now out of the entire process. 🙂


  10. Carole
    March 26, 2017

    Hi there,
    I can definitely relate to many of the symptoms you’re describing in this post about spiritual awakening, especially the duality of everything, such positive vs negative, etc.

    I used to be very anxious and stressed out, but I’ve finally seen the other side of the coin: serenity.
    Fear had also prevented me from undertaking certain things in my life. Finally, I had the courage to face my fears and take a leap of faith to pursue some of my dreams.

    What was key for me was meditation. It took time to quiet my mind but I’m finally able to find silence in my head.

    Great post, Xaric!

    1. Xaric
      March 27, 2017

      Hey Carole,

      Meditation helps me a lot as well. In fact, I believe that I wouldn’t have been able to handle the entire process without it.

      Meditation is what keeps me sane, when the world seems insane.


  11. Toni
    March 28, 2017

    Hi Xaric! I can feel you with this. I have read books about spiritual awakening. I have felt the oneness in the state of meditation. Still like to learn more about this and find my path to inner peace. I find your post very motivational and encouraging. I’m going to check your other posts as well.

    1. Xaric
      March 29, 2017

      Hey Toni,

      Even though I don’t know you, I can kind of feel it that you are in the right track, so keep going.

      Thank you for commenting.


  12. Jagi
    March 30, 2017

    Very wise post. At one time or another, I have experienced what you have written. I feel that spiritual awakening happens when a person can no longer feel attached to earthy materials. Although many would say found awakening when they were undergoing some hard stress in life. You have pretty well pinpointed some great clarity. Great post.

    1. Xaric
      March 31, 2017

      Greetings Jagi,

      There are many causes which drive a person to undergo a spiritual awakening.

      Many people who have much more belongings than they need, usually realize that the answer to happiness is not located in the physical reality, so they wake up.

      Others, go through a dark night of the soul and wake up.

      Personally, my spirit woke up by accident, some time after deciding to start meditating.

      Yeap! People can wake up by choice as well.. 🙂

      Thank you for your comment Jagi.


  13. Penelope
    March 31, 2017

    Love the post. I think most of this is true for people who experience spiritual awakening gradually. for some, though, it can be more like a crisis – suddenly so much information, all at once, not knowing how to reconcile your new beliefs with your lifestyle or “old life”, even physical illnesses or manifestations of the new energy. It all boils down to acceptance of whatever our path is, and holding on tight for the ride!

    1. Xaric
      March 31, 2017

      Penelope, you couldn’t be more accurate.

      For a minority of people spiritual awakening can be a liberating experience throughout the whole ride.

      However, for others it will be a painful, stressful, and confusing experience. Many of those who go through a spiritual experience think that they suffer from depression and become addicted to drugs, or other activities which help them escape reality.

      Acceptance of the now plays a very important role in how the whole process is going to proceed and eventually come to an end.

      Truth be told, without practicing acceptance, I am not sure if I would had made it through.



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