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Do you wonder if you are in the throes of awakening, whether or not this seems a long process, or quick?
Once awakening takes place and the mind has gotten used to this new way, there is a knowing within that a shift has occurred, and from then on, deepening and further understanding will grow.
However until such conviction arises, there is usually a period of wondering about your experience and questioning it.
So I thought it might be helpful to list a few signs and indications of spiritual awakening. This list comes from my own awakening experiences about 3 years ago, and from speaking to people in person or online. It seems many are at various stages and so I hope you find this list helpful. It is no particular order.
1. A sense of separateness from yourself. Greater awareness of yourself, or awareness of yourself in a new way, may lead you to feeling different about who you are and what you have been in the past.
2. Emptiness or void – this may be felt greatly at the start of awakening, later becoming more a calm space from which life is experienced. If you are experiencing this void in an uncomfortable way, with an absence of emotion and thought, and an inability to get going with anything, then more inner work is required.
3. Able to feel your feelings – this is usually learnt through an outpouring of emotion at the beginning of awakening (whatever period of time this may be). With humility and authenticity, such facing of one’s emotional self leads to being able to feel emotions with less embarrassment, and be released quicker. This gives you much freedom and fulfillment, because you can now take risks to show your emotions more – including showing love, as well as allowing fears to be released.
As healing occurs, emotions can still be experienced more intensely sometimes, but now there is also an awareness of the whole experience of them, and at the same time, they don’t have the sting. In other words, things are less personal, emotions are simply emotions, and not a statement about you.


4. More peace, joy, love and simply being ‘okay.’ Thus now, when people ask ‘How are you?’ and you say ‘I’m fine’, this time, you mean it.
5. Your goals may change – you may no longer feel motivated by worldly success, fame and ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’ as before. Now, you may feel a greater wish to be of service in some way, according to your abilities and likes.
6. Thoughts become more functional, and there is more space between them, ie they become as if slower, your mind is less fraught and caught up in constant judgments and planning.
7. Possible changes to outer life – work, relationships, location. As your old identity f
ades away, you may be drawn to making changes to your life that provide you with more fulfilment, satisfaction and joy. You may feel more committed and more able to take the risks to make changes that are a reflection of what fulfils you, rather than feeling obliged to fit in with others’ expectations. This is not a selfish way, but the opposite, because when we are happy within ourselves we are able to be there for others in a more loving and giving way also.
8. Mystical or inexplicable experiences occur more frequently. You become more aware of synchronicities, you may feel things occur sometimes by way of a message to you, or you may receive direct communications from other-world entities or intelligence. Eventual direct experience (ie felt in the body) of Source/Divine Consciousness may take away any last doubts of the nature of Reality / Truth.
9. Sense of your own power to create with thought, words, and actions. You may begin to want to contribute to others. And whether in unseen ways or more public ways you know it matters not, because you know that we are all equal. You know that there is no one more special than you, and equally you are not more special than another, for we are all equal, regardless of outer appearances, jobs, accolades or any other different aspect.
10. Less preoccupation with the ‘me’, ‘myself’, ‘my.’ Your own story and drama, as well as that of others, no longer sucks you in. There is a distance. If you do find yourself experiencing the drama, it soon loses its attraction. The ‘me’ is seen for the unreal aspect it is, and awareness of this ‘me’ becomes more prominent. In this process the ‘me’ falls away – ie becomes functional, rather than a preoccupation. Seemingly paradoxically, you are at the same time able to live more passionately and free in your expression in the moment. But it is not really a paradox because without attachment to the ‘me’ we are freed up to just be, as it is less about HOW we are being what we are being (intellect), and more about just BEING – whatever shape or form this may take in any given moment. It’s no longer as personal as it once was.
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11. A knowing sense of connectedness / Oneness – you have an abiding knowing from within of the intrinsic inter-relatedness of everything, both living and non-living. You have a sense that now your life is a living manifestation of this Truth, and that you are It – as are all people. We are all (the) One.

Comments, as always, welcome.

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  • awakening… for me is not a point in time but a process that has been ongoing for quite some time. it took a while to understand what’s all this about at a conceptual/intellectual level. There’s bit and pieces of information that came linking the gaps in my understanding. In the end i simplified a lot discarding things that were harder to grasp and were experience only on occasion through grace [although all is grace] and stick to what became effortless- living as awareness/in awareness that all manifested world is God’s expression in forms that are either conscious/aware [at least have the potential for it] or are manifestations of God’s consciousness, i.e. objects.
    from your list above I only experience a sense of deep peace [with flashes of joy]; in addition there’s a feeling of dizziness that stays with me while walking in awareness [not during meditation though]. It is more like feeling ‘stoned’ in a cocoon of awareness [this is how i got to your blog, Reena- searching for similar experiences]. i don’t have any urges to do anything other than staying aware. The emptiness i feel is a result of letting go of the person/my identity; that makes room/an empty space where things happen/appear, life plays in here. oh yes- on the contrary- i don’t feel being separate and there’s very few things that i bother to pay attention to- thoughts, past, future, judging others [i am now able to look at others as bearers of awareness and feel sorry for those who are trapped in their bodies, minds or addictions].
    that is for now- work in progress

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    • d, your words resonate very much. Especially:

      “i don’t have any urges to do anything other than staying aware. The emptiness i feel is a result of letting go of the person/my identity; that makes room/an empty space where things happen/appear, life plays in here. oh yes- on the contrary- i don’t feel being separate and there’s very few things that i bother to pay attention to- thoughts, past, future, judging others [i am now able to look at others as bearers of awareness and feel sorry for those who are trapped in their bodies, minds or addictions].on’t have any urges to do anything other than staying aware. The emptiness i feel is a result of letting go of the person/my identity; that makes room/an empty space where things happen/appear, life plays in here. oh yes- on the contrary- i don’t feel being separate and there’s very few things that i bother to pay attention to- thoughts, past, future, judging others [i am now able to look at others as bearers of awareness and feel sorry for those who are trapped in their bodies, minds or addictions].”

      In a similar way I too feel the urge to stay aware – and the challenge is when daily life demands the whole of one’s attention, but I tend to just go with the flow of whatever life brings, however hectic. Everything passes, and comes back to the zero-space, or Silence. And as such, with the allowing of what happens rather than the manipulation of it, Silence naturally appears. Or seems to appear, as in fact it has always been there so it cannot appear. More accurately, Silence is seen for the first time. It is seen without and also within. Then Awareness becomes a more continuous state.
      The excitement on the spiritual journey imho is focussing on the spiritual practice of heightening Awareness of the now-moment, especially during busy moments. Meditation is something that helps towards this endeavour, and it is also very calming – as the ‘no-self space’ is very welcome I find, once you settle into the meditation.
      Anyway, your comment is much appreciated!
      Namaste,
      Reena

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  • Hi , i had an experience last year, this is it:
    i was sleeping, but for some reason i woke up (i’m a terrible sleeper!)
    i looked at the clock it was 2am (ish) i snuggled up to my husband and closed my eyes, immediately i was up in the stars and very much aware i wasn’t dreaming, i had a knowing that this is where we go when we die, we go back to the universe, the feeling i had here was amazing, the love i felt was intense and complete bliss (heaven), i was a part of everything, i am everything, the sky, the stars, the sun, the moon, the wind, the rain, the flowers, the air that we breathe, i thought to myself “i am happy, if this is what it’s like to die then i’m not afraid, i’m happy to leave my family behind,right now” and i’m a woman who loves my children more than anything, my biggest fear is dying and leaving them without a mother.
    Yet for 2 weeks after this experience i tried to get back there, but couldn’t, the sadness i felt was almost like a depressive episode, i wanted to experience euphoria again, i will never forget this experience as i know that ultimately one day i will go there again, to cleanse my soul.
    Please reply if anyone can add to my experience.

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  • Thanks so much for that.

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  • I am very pleased with the signs you have offered. They all relate to my experiences. I now experience not just through feelings or sensations, but more on an audible and visual level. To see wonderful streams of sparkly light appear and hear Spirit talk to me in among a noisy crowd like a busy shopping mall is something everyone should, and I know would love to experience. A person can truly experience heaven on earth, but only once they have be AWAKEN. Thank you Reena for spreading your Love and Light to all, your information is a powerful guide for those who are seeking fulfillment in this world. 🙂

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  • Great post, and very informative. The only problem I see with your argument is that most, if not all, of these sensations can be seen or experienced as something other than ‘awakening.’ A sense of calm and the ability to think more clearly certainly isn’t a tell-tale sign of true spiritual awakening, maybe you just moved to a less stressful job; I guess what it boils down to is personal belief in your own spirituality.

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    • Spiritual Awareness, thank you for your comment. First of all apologies for the influx of spurious characters in the post, it is a result of a new server….Anyway, in the end, only you can know who and what you are. Peace

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  • This is beautifully expressed. And to number 8….yes! These synchroniciies are always happening and now you’re able to really see it.
    Simon, in his comment, mentions support. Yes! It’s key to have a supportive friend or friends along the way who are also doing their work. When we start awakening and bearing witness to the ego/self, it can feel scary and unfamiliar.
    Great post!
    http://www.comedykarma.blogspot.com

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    • Thanks Sarah, for your comment. Btw your site is great – love the comedy side, and what you say about it being a spiritual practice…right on! L&L

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  • Simon Dennis
    Dec 03, 2010 11:45 am

    Thank you for sharing these experiences – its really important for others to be able to use these as sign posts and support on the ‘journey’.

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  • Jenny Devon
    Oct 30, 2010 5:46 pm

    Hi Reena
    Great post – I’ve just started reading though your offerings and I am really enjoying it. You are offering a wonderful gift here.
    A little while ago I found myself awaking and looking for some guidance and I’d like to share (for Paulie and others) what I personally found to be the most amazing guidance on my journey. Its a book called The Ascension Papers which you can read for free at http://www.zingdad.com. The writer is a guy who has himself awoken to what seems like a paranormal gift – and ability to speak to his higher self and his spirit guide. But you won’t believe the beautiful wisdom that they offer him. It has helped me to release all kinds of fears that were blocking my path. So I wanted to just share this with you. Maybe it’ll be useful to others like it was to me?
    Namaste,
    Jenny

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    • Namaste Jenny, thanks for your comment and also the link. I have downloaded the Ascension Papers and am looking forward to perusing it. All the best on your journey, Reena

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      • Jenny Devon
        Nov 03, 2010 11:40 pm

        Oh that is wonderful, Reena!
        I hope you enjoy it as much as I did – I’m sure a lot more of what he is saying will be familar to you than it was at first to me. But even the info that was new to me really resonated with me.
        Namaste,
        Jen

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