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10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening

Note from Anna: this is a guest article from Shar Smith, a psychic medium from Australia. In this article she shares her interesting story of spiritual awakening, along with 10 common signs you are going through an awakening of your own!

Over to Shar…

What is a Spiritual Awakening?

Spiritual awakenings have become almost fashionable. Everyone seems to be having one, from Jim Carrey to Russell Brand. But what really is a spiritual awakening, and how will you know if you’re having one?

A spiritual awakening is when you start to question your existence – you can think of it like the Matrix movie; you know the part where Keanu Reeves’ character Neo takes the red pill instead of the blue, and begins to understand the truth of his reality.

Not everyone will go through one, or needs to go through during this life, and this is because you will only have a spiritual awakening if it is going to help you to achieve your life purpose in some way. It’s not about how advanced you are as a soul, but is more to do with helping you learn whatever it is you are meant to learn in this life. For example, if you are here to learn about material wealth and success in business, then a spiritual awakening may be the last thing you need; but if you’re here to learn about being a healer, it may be more likely that on the soul level, you opt for a spiritual awakening to help you get there.

How Spiritual Awakenings Begin…

So how does a spiritual awakening start? Well, quite often it’s a significant traumatic event that can kick things off…things that can be really tough, like a loved one passing away, a relationship breakdown, or even bankruptcy. Events like these may have the effect of forcing you to look introspectively at your life, and this process can bring you to the realisation that there is much more to life than you initially thought.

My Own Spiritual Awakening Story Began This Way

I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life after I finished school, so I tried lots of different things in an effort to find my place in the world. I was a truck driver in the Army Reserves, a police officer and then a flight attendant, all by the time I was 25.

I was searching for something, but wasn’t sure what that something was. What I did discover was that those jobs were not it. So what did I do? I did what a lot of folks do and chased the almighty dollar, thinking that material wealth would satisfy my desire for a meaningful and happy existence. I started on a journey to become a professional investor, and devoted all of my time to starting and running multiple businesses, day trading on the stock market, residential property investment, and anything else I could think of to make more money. All of this focus resulted in financial success to a pretty respectable level…Great result right? Well, not quite.

Instead of the money satisfying me, it was never enough. Never enough to make me feel happy, or fulfilled, and strangely enough the busier I was and the more money I made, the more tired, dissatisfied and unfulfilled I felt. I actually felt worse, and could not work out why! I became fatigued, stressed out, depressed and sick, both physically and psychologically. This went on for nearly four years, until finally my world fell apart.

With some help from the Global Financial Crisis my share portfolio essentially went up in smoke, and my other investments also took a tumble. It got to a stage where I wasn’t well enough to work in my business anymore, and had to simply walk away. I say simply, but there was nothing simple about it as it was the last remaining remnant of the success I once had been (or so I thought anyway). I had hit rock bottom – and this was my ‘dark night of the soul’. The world as I knew it was caving in, and while it was so tough to live with at the time, it really was the best thing that has ever happened to me. While it’s a pretty grim sounding story, that sequence of events was the catalyst for the very early stages of my spiritual awakening.

I didn’t know anything about awakenings at the time, rather I was just trying to ‘find myself’, and my life purpose because it really seemed that I’d failed up to that point. I started pondering “what is the point to all of this?” Learning about spirituality was about as far removed from the money-focused approach I’d taken to get me to the very dark place I’d landed, but it was precisely because it was so far removed that it made sense for me to investigate it further.

As you can imagine I had a lot of work to do, so I launched into a five year chapter of my life during which I read an excessive number of Sylvia Browne books, cried many times while watching Oprah, listened to many Tony Robbins CD’s (yes this was a while ago!), and way too many hours in meditation. Once I started I just couldn’t get enough of it!

The funny thing is, I came from a family of women who were psychically gifted to varying degrees, and as a young girl I had chosen to block out those gifts. Once I opened myself up to embracing this part of my life, those gifts started to return and strengthen. I started getting swamped with precognitive dreams – dreams that come true in real life – I would shock family members with diagnoses of illnesses and predictions of natural disasters. Then my clairs started kicking in. I got strong visuals when I closed my eyes, could hear weird voices that weren’t actually there, and just knew things about people. It was unsettling and exciting at the same time.

The part that lots of people don’t tell you about with spiritual awakenings is the scary self-development work. The past will come back to be healed and there is no avoiding this part of the process. From inner child work to shadow work I battled with life traumas, my ego and my demons. Now many years later, I work professionally as a psychic medium. My level of awakening is constantly evolving, and is always challenging me. I know I will never get to an end point with it, and it is now just a part of my life, but I’ve never felt so happy and really do feel on track for the first time in my life. Once you jump on that awakening train, there is no turning back so strap in and enjoy the ride!

You may be thinking, “Well how do I know if I’m going through a spiritual awakening?”

If you are reading this blog post and are interested in the topic, it’s probably a pretty good sign that it may be happening, as researching spiritual awakening is a significant part of the early stages.

Here are ten other signs to look out for:

1.    You have heightened senses – you may start being bothered by loud noises, perfumes, or bright lights. Maybe you don’t want people to hug you anymore. As psychic senses develop, so do your five physical senses.

2.    Your psychic senses start to improve – this can happen even if you’re not actively working at psychic development. You may keep feeling pressure or ringing in your ear, and this can be a sign of your clairaudience (psychic hearing) kicking in. An increase in the strength of your clairvoyance (psychic seeing) may become apparent through seeing a haze or other objects (which are not there) out of the corner of your eye. Maybe you feel like you are picking up on other people’s emotions more and are able to read people better. This can be a sign that your clairsentience (psychic feeling) is improving.

3.    Dreams become vivid, weird and more frequent – your dreams may feature huge numbers of symbols, giving you the fun challenge of trying to interpret their meaning. You may have precognitive dreams, predicting future events. You may start to have lucid dreams (dreams where you realise that you are dreaming while you’re in the dream.)

4.    Déjà vu moments and synchronicities increase – you keep getting that feeling that you’ve been through that event or had that conversation before. Things that you need keep falling into your lap. For example, you’ll think, “I really need to do a meditation course”, and then one minute later you meet someone who runs meditation courses…I love those moments!

5.    The relationships between you and those closest to you starts to change – you may feel like your loved ones don’t understand you anymore, and this is because you are changing.

Some people may even drop away if they are not going to be a good match for the new and improved version of you. This can be one of the hardest parts of an awakening, and trust me it will pass. Although you can lose the odd person, once you get through the initial challenging phases, you will usually have stronger relationships with those around you.

6.    You become overly emotional – becoming more sensitive to your surroundings also means you will become more sensitive emotionally. This may cause you to start dealing with past emotional issues, and you might have to change the type of people you associate with. It’s quite common for people awakening to not want to follow the news or social media anymore.

7.    Weird sensations on your body – you may start noticing that you get tingles on your leg, or warm spots on your arm. This is particularly noticeable in the area of your chakras as they are being activated more through your awakening. Perhaps you get a pressure or headache right on the top of your head. This can relate to the opening of your crown chakra. You may also get tingles on your third eye area as this chakra opens.

8.    Children and animals seem to like you more – perhaps you’re starting to feel like a Disney Princess as birds want to land on your shoulder, or what is usually an angry unapproachable cat jumps up onto your lap for a cuddle. This is because you are raising your vibration and animals and children can sense it.  As I’m personally a HUGE animal lover, this one was (and still is) a real treat for me.

9.    Seeing repeating numbers or symbols – maybe you see 11.11 every time you look at a clock or 111 on car number plates? Do you keep seeing an animal that you never noticed before? Maybe every time you go for a walk, you cross paths with an owl. The universe is sending you this to help you to wake up and take notice!

10. You feel alone – you may feel like you don’t have anyone you can talk to about what is going on, or that you just feel disconnected from everyone around you. You may go to a party that you would have loved in the past, but now you just feel like an outsider. A major part of a spiritual awakening is that you are on a solitary journey. Although there is a lot of help around now for people who are struggling, ultimately it is something that only you can get though in your own way. Going through this helps to lead you to feelings of oneness, where instead of going to that party and feeling different, you will go there and understand that we are all one. We all come from the same place and we’re all in this together.

Who knows why it is that so many people seem to be going through their own spiritual awakening in recent times?

Many believe this is a special time on the Earth, as many of us are seeing what is like to become awakened while also having an earthly/physical experience. It is thought that if enough of us go through this process at this time, we may be able to raise the vibration of the planet as a whole; allowing for a peaceful and fair way of living. This would obviously be amazing, but regardless of the reason for it happening, a spiritual awakening is a journey which is happening for a reason, so embrace it!


Shar “The Maverick Medium” is a psychic-medium who is passionate about all things spiritual, and is a graduate of Anna Sayce’s Akashic Record Reading Program. She loves to connect with people all over the world offering readings on Skype, and providing information on her blog and YouTube channel, with topics ranging from ghosts to finding your life purpose. Click here to find out more about Shar.

Are you going through a spiritual awakening? Please share your experience below.

 

30 Comments

  1. Thank You! I can attest to all of the above, with the addition, people look at me strangely. People I’ve known a long time blame me for things that have nothing to do with me. (This is a hard one because it causes me to isolate myself from people.) And I get ” you have a “glow”, about you from some friends.
    I’m aware I need help navigating, but my trust teeters on a precipice. I feel so fragile most of the time, and alone.
    Cheryl

  2. Great article. Really helpful to understand what’s happening and embrace my spiritual path. ?

  3. Thanks for this article, it was a direct hit for me! I see number combinations constantly and love seeing them. The most frequent I see is 555. During mediation I asked my higher self to use the combination 1212 as a sign for me. Later that day my wife looked at the clock and said ‘Look, it’s 12:12. Does that mean anything to you?’ Great stuff man!

  4. This article could have been written about me. Especially the lonely and dropping old friends and habits. In Tarot it would be the Judgement card.

    I have always been a Clairvoyant and Medium since I can remember but the ringing in the ears and constant barrage of earthbound spirits coming in off the street that seem to be attracted to me is new. This is a struggle as I don’t know how to cross them over or stop them coming into my space. I don’t attract the same social group and spend a great deal of time alone, meditating and Chakra balancing and sitting for spirit working on my medium skills. I keep meeting like minded people that the universe puts in my path and I now work with the universe and gave up my 24 years of being a social worker to become a self employed Spiritual Life Coach and Psychic Medium. Not much money as yet but I feel great and know where I belong now.

  5. One experiential factor that stands out, literally and figuratively, are repeating numbers. The experience has become so frequent as to defy chance occurrence.
    It is uncanny at times.

    Photos – very nice, as always. Sephira the cat from the last round of images said farewell with a nap! NZ seems everyone’s place of world refuge at the moment.
    Dorset in the U.K. seems a nice place too.

  6. Thank you for this write up. It sure helps me to understand that am going through a spiritual awakening in my life right now. I see things and I get to heal a lot of people and pass messages but am still waiting to get to understand me more. Thank you

  7. I was going through a spiritual awakening. I knew I was claircognizant and also found out I had clairvoyance by studying the clairs. I was interested in angels and their messages, which I found on Google. I also was seeing repeating numbers. I was also seeing rabbits in my yard. I was visited in my dream by Uriel. He had a yellow aura and a blue cord around his waist. He told me to let the problem go into the universe to be solved. This is after I asked what I needed to do with the problem before I went to sleep. I also have lucid dreams. Thanks for the article it helped me.

  8. Great and uplifting post! Shar’s story is a mirror image of my own life. With the Tony Robbins, Oprah, to James Van Praagh and Sylvia Browne, called the research chapter of my life, being just the “tip of the iceberg.” Not to mention the 10 signs, it is quite remarkable and I am embracing this, as I have had so many clair moments and events since I was 3 years old. But, #9 really jumped out at me as I only encountered one owl previously back in the states. Recently, I moved to Bishopriggs and there is an owl that circles and camps at my new home, mostly at night. It flies between the narrow space between my house and my next-door-neighbour’s house and 3 days ago, it came out during the morning and literally hovered in front of my bedroom bay window. I would appreciate any advice from Anna or Shar, or both.

  9. Oh my goodness. Reading and hearing about others who seem to be as I, I’m really getting more comfortable with this becoming more and more a part of my life and accepting it. Before I felt ashame, misunderstood and feeling I was loosing my mind. As I smiled yesterday with my daughter feeling more comfortable to tell her I hadn’t slept well as the spirits were on a roll that night! Clock was ticking like the Big Ben, not that i could distinguish individual voices it was sound of so many murmurs in my head, the smoke detector white light- of which it is a $6.00 one with only a red light was going on and off just mention a few things. I want so much to continue to grow in my abilities and understanding as I fought to ignore and hide them since I was at a young age. As the years go by and they intensify, it was making physically ill. At 60 years old I left my job of 36 years, gave my home to my son and moved to my birth place and home of my ancestors, leaving my children and grandchildren behind. Having distant family as I was born in an older generation, I found myself in a place and time to do much needed soul searching. It was hard both mentally and physically as if I was a junkie on withdrawals. I have since found and able to see my orb guardian and love to take videos and pictures of her along with having paranormals come in to help to get to know the unseen who live with me.

  10. Thank you for the article. I can relate to many of the signs. I’ve felt them during the course of my life. Over the years I have received dream messages from dead loved ones. My brother died a month ago and I have been searching for an answer. I have opened myself up even more to the spiritual and noticing some strange things. One night my bedroom light turned on while my husband and I were asleep. The other day I had a dream and I knew it meant something important, but I didn’t know what. There were a ton of metaphors. Later that day, my husband’s grandmother died and I couldn’t help noticing a lot of parallels between the dream and her death. I think it was a warning. It’s nice to know other people experience similar things.

  11. Thank you for your article – it is so helpful to find that there are other people who are living with this heightened sense of everything. I have been going through this awakening for say 10 years, trying to make sense of what was happening with feeling spirits in the room and precognition in dreams of events to happen or happening. unfortunately these are associated with horror and death – Yazidi and Nice truck attack were particularly harrowing nights for me – dream wise. Oneness with everything is very comforting – especially native animals and children being comfortable near you. Anna’s blogs are very beneficial. I am now working on getting this spirituality more balanced so I accept the bad dreams and senses I get from other people and not take them on board too personally. Thank you

  12. thank you for your article.reading it gave me the courage to write to you.i have been psychic all of my life .i have true dreams which come true in a week.i am a good reader and i have shocked a lot of people with my predictions and i enjoy doing it all. but for the last year my dreams have stopped (none at all ) and my readings have dried up (none at all) and i dont feel very psychic anymore.i dont know whats going on with me.have i lost my special gifts .i have no idea any advice on this would be appreciated.thankyou

  13. I was just sitting here before I read all of this, and I was talking to God and
    asking what do I do next…what does he want ? I happen to look at my clock
    it said 333 lol Earlier today I was behind a car that had 777 on the license
    plate. I am also in a self-isolating mode pretty much. My lifestyle has totally
    changed. I’m also psychic/medium and I gave readings at a Festival one time..i
    had a good time, but I didn’t like sitting there like a clown side show waiting for
    people to come up to me lol So, THAT wasn’t my thing. And of course I have went thru all of these signs.
    True, my family and some friends don’t understand me, and I went thru these signs.
    I am still the same, yet I am changed.
    People are afraid of what they don’t understand. There is Nothing to be afraid of !
    I don’t see how they can be so ignorant ?? It causes unnecessary suffering. I don’t
    know…I wish things were a lot easier ! Anyways, Thank u for writing this article 🙂
    Blessings & Namaste ~

  14. Response to Cheryl on June 3, 2017 at 3:28 am

    The feelings of isolation is one of the hardest parts in my opinion, and plays out in many ways. Just know that it is happening for a reason. I found that absorbing yourself in books/videos about spiritual awakenings can really help. Good luck. Shar

  15. Response to Wayne mearns on June 3, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Thanks Wayne. I think it helps to know that the unusual things we go through in an awakening are perfectly normal. All the best. Shar

  16. Response to Whit McQueen on June 3, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks Whit. As a numerologist I find the repeating numbers to be fascinating. It’s like the Universe is trying to talk to us in code. For example you may be seeing repeating fives because you’re going through a lot of change. There’s so many layers to it. All the best. Shar

  17. Response to Psychic Sybella on June 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    To me an awakening feels like the Fool’s journey through the tarot’s major arcana so I can totally relate to the Judgement card reference. It sounds like you have some amazing gifts. I had to put a lot of work into building a relationship with my spirit guides so they would help me with the people in spirit coming through. It’s exciting and exhausting at the same time. Good luck! Shar

  18. Response to David on June 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I agree David, I’m still fascinated by repeating numbers even after seeing them for nearly a decade. It’s like the Universe is shouting out “pay attention!” Good luck! Shar

  19. Thanks BJM. Sometimes I think it just helps to understand what is happening, then it is a lot easier to deal with. All the best. Shar

  20. Thank you Nikia. Sounds like you tick all the boxes for an awakening! You seem to have a gift with angels, you would be great at angel readings. Good luck! Shar

  21. Thanks Leslie. I’ve noticed that some people see the same animal when they are awakening, others get the repeating numbers, and some people get both, so not everyone seems to be able to relate to the reoccurring animals. Again I think it’s just the Universe finding a way to communicate with you. With animals appearing in your life, I find it interesting to google the animal with the words spirit or totem, and you will get heaps of great information about it. For example, if you are seeing owls that can mean you have a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. Hope that helps. Shar

  22. Thanks for reading Elizabeth. It sounds like you’ve been on a very interesting journey. I found the more I embraced my awakening, the stronger my gifts got. It’s almost like you have to give in and realise that you’re a different person, and then things seem to go a lot more smoothly. It’s really interesting how everyone’s awakening is so different. All the best. Shar

  23. Thanks Lorraine. I have noticed that for some people that have a lot of precognitive dreams, it can mean that they have a strong psychic ability that they are not using in their waking life. Once they start to use it during the day, doing psychic development courses or even doing psychic readings or intuitive healings for people, then the dreams seem to slow down or stop. It’s like the spirit world saying – don’t forget that you’ve got this gift you’re meant to be using. Good luck! Shar

  24. Hello Anna, Thank you for this blog. I am experiencing being along and a sound that accompany me daily. I have communications and messages with spirit. Vivid dreams etc.. I want to tell the World about my experiences, but I will lose a lot of people who are close to me. Therefore, I stay to myself. Feels good I am not along and these are signs that I am becoming intuitive.

  25. Thank you Mae. I found what helped me to stop the scary precognitive dreams, was to work on my psychic development as much as possible during the day. As I’m sure you’ve realised, there doesn’t seem to be anything you can do with the predictions you get, unless it relates to someone you know. I believe precognitive dreams are the Universe reminding you that you are psychic, not for you to try and do anything about it. So if you show the Universe/Spirit that you’re working on it during the day, then they have no reason to give you the dreams any more. Hope that helps. Shar

  26. Thanks for reading Barbara. I think most psychics have been through what you are going through. There could be a number of reasons why this is happening. Most likely I think that it could be that the Spirit world is wanting you to do some more work on yourself, before you can help others with your gifts. I would look at seeing what needs to be healed through inner child work, shadow work, working with the ego etc. I think once you’ve done some more work, your gifts will just reappear. Good luck. Shar

  27. Thank you Shyann. It is so true that there is nothing to be afraid of. I think that perhaps people are scared of the change that it brings, but as I’m sure you have found, things are much better once you start to get to the other side. All the best. Shar

  28. I am new to this sort of communication but I have got so much from reading other people’s stories that I do not feel so nearly alone and isolated now.
    I have been seeing spirit so long it is second nature to me but I did not know much about energy and chakra and aura etc. I recently saw a Shaman and she said my crown chakra was too big and letting out a beacon hence the spirits in my room and attached to me. I can only hear them and see them clearly when I just wake up and then as I come round they disappear and then I just sense them. I tend to use Tarot to connect with my guide and then my Clair skills kick in. My main problem is it does not matter how I protect myself and I do daily and sometimes three times a day. This bloody spirit will not stop shoving me awake when I fall asleep. I do not know how to do rescue work and half the mediums I have contacted are unable to also and either they are not as good as they think or do not know what they are doing. I am at a loss and becoming depressed which could be the spirits energy I am taking on or just frustration on my part. My guide has not to my knowledge helped either and believe me I have asked. Any advice or contacts would be very much appreciated thanks, Sybella.
    P.s. I have done all the obvious things like ask him what he wants, crystals, sage, frankincense and the bubble of light with white light and gold.

  29. Dear Anna, Shar and Everyone, After I posted my comment, I meditated for a long time. Then, today, I received an e-mail notification, but the same one three times: This is how all of these e-mails appeared in my inbox:

    message from anna [at] annasayce.com subject: “[Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening” Sent: Mon Jun 05 2017
    [Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening
    14:14
    message from anna [at] annasayce.com subject: “[Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening” Sent: Mon Jun 05 2017
    [Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening
    14:14

    message from anna [at] annasayce.com subject: “[Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening” Sent: Mon Jun 05 2017
    [Anna Sayce] New Comment On: 10 Signs You’re Going Through a Spiritual Awakening
    14:14

    So anything that happens in 3’s, I tend to mind. Then I looked up the time (1414) and this is what I found:
    Angel Number 1414 is a message from the angels that … Courageously step forward in the direction of your true life purpose and trust.
    I feel that the more we allow and open up to Spirit, the more we are cognizant of the messages that are around us and for us.


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