Last night I slept in my nephew’s room, and it was quite an eye-opening experience. In fact, I feel safe in saying the life lesson I learned has brought me closer to understanding what is a spiritual awakening. Here’s what happened.
My nephew is an animal lover, so I shared the room with his pet hamster and a chihuahua named Bubba. The hamster was making a lot of noise. Apparently it thought that since my nephew was MIA, it was a good time to try and make an escape.
Hamster was making so much racket in its escape attempt that Bubba decided to take advantage of the situation and get closer to the hamster cage than he’s normally allowed.
So there was the rodent trying desperately to gain its liberty, while just out of sight, death loomed in the form of a six pound killer. If only the hamster realized that what it wanted most in life would surely bring about its demise.
See any parallels in your own life?
So, What Is a Spiritual Awakening?
A spiritual awakening is sometimes referred to as enlightenment or waking up. It’s something that happens when you get insight into an issue that resonates deep within you as the truth, and it now becomes your reality instead of just a thought passing through your mind.
This happens throughout our lives. There’s the day you realize that an unhealthy relationship is just a waste of your time, and there’s so many more productive things you could be doing instead. There’s the day that the bad habit just doesn’t seem to compel you any longer, and you walk away from it without any anxiety or hesitation.
I’m not saying that you didn’t already understand that these things didn’t serve you, but it takes that lightbulb moment to turn it into a realization. Once you realize it, then it becomes your truth.
Spiritual Awakening Process
A lot of people are heading towards a new type of consciousness which is evolving into a compassionate and loving way of being. This new way of life includes the Law of Attraction, manifesting, and reframing life’s ups and downs among many other things. People are getting on board because they can feel the truth that resonates within them when they hear or read about it.
How many times have you heard an idea over and over but it just didn’t sink in? The day that it penetrates, you can’t understand how you didn’t get it before. It happens all the time for all sorts of things.
Everyone is different, and a thought or explanation that might enlighten someone does not always have the same effect on the next person. They don’t have that same light bulb moment. It may not be worded right, or they just might not understand or feel it yet. It could be their ego is blocking the way.
Often, I’ve explained something to someone with really good reasons to back it up, and the response was ambivalence or flat out rejection. Yet days, months, or even years later they came to the same understanding from something they heard from someone else or read somewhere else. The way I said it was not the way they could understand it or accept it. That used to drive me nuts, but now I get it. It’s all in your own time.