The 10 top symptoms of your spiritual awakening

Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back ~
John O’Donohue

Are you going crazy or simply stepping into a spiritual awakening?

We are living in a time where it is becoming increasingly normal for people to embrace their spiritual sides. Even people that would not use the label of spirituality are open to concepts such as finding their life’s purpose and trusting of their own intuition.

What are the top 10 signs of a spiritual awakening and how can you cope with them better?

This video is a must see for anyone trying to understand what is really going on in someone’s brain when their spiritual vibration begins to increase.


In addition to the video here are 10 signs of ascension symptoms. This list has been gathered through my own, and clients physical experiences as well as chatting with others travelling “the awakening” journey.

Check for yourself and see which of these you recognise or are currently experiencing:

1. Emotional rollercoaster  

You may find yourself touched and on the verge of tears more often than usual. Crying at the drop of a hat over the news or a display of sentiment that you would not have cried over before is common. You may also find yourself to be more aggressive or angry with people. Remember it’s happening for a reason. Stay present to the feelings, feel them fully and they will pass.

2. Stronger connection to nature

Previously your attitude to nature may have been “take it or leave it”. Now, you have a deep appreciation for all of the nature, the colours and the shapes. You start to welcome the seasons whereas you used to dread winter. You may also start to like animals you never liked before.

3. Changes in energy levels

One day you are bouncing off the walls, another day you can’t even get out of bed! You’ve got to roll with this one as much as you can. Sleep, rest or chill on the down days and flow with the energy on the high days. Try and eat healthily and don’t fight it, it will stabilise.

4. A feeling that something has changed within you

You simply feel different, you may not look any different but you know something has changed internally. Your old ways are falling by the wayside and the real you is starting to emerge.

5.Sudden awareness of recurring patterns or relationships

You may have been living out the same old patterns for decades but suddenly you become aware of it. You may realise that you always destroy what you create, always pick unavailable partners or always attract dependent people – the list is endless. This is great, becoming aware is the first step in healing it and transforming it.

6. Food intolerances, allergies and cravings

As you are becoming more sensitive to energy, your body may start to react to foods you have always eaten and/or you may start to crave something different. The intolerances and allergies may not be permanent so remove them from your diet for a few months and try again later. Trust your body to communicate what it requires and give it what it wants to eat.

7. A desire to “find yourself”, change your social group, behaviour and your career.

Are you longing for more meaning in your life? At this point, you may be questioning who you really are and start and feel your current lifestyle no longer fits you. This is because you are stripping away layers of programming to reconnect with the deeper spiritual you.

8. An increase in occurrences of coincidence

Better known as synchronicity, favourable people and beneficial circumstance start to appear with exactly what you need. Answers to questions are revealed to you through signs and messages. Synchronicity is a sign you are on the right track and that you are aware of these miracles happening around you.

9. Quicker manifestations

Spiritual awakening raises your vibration; this involves a release of blockages which allows abundance to flow to you. Being in alignment with a higher vibration results in quicker and more beneficial manifestations to be received by you. Be more conscious of your thoughts, so you create by choice, not by default.

10.Aches, pains and flu like symptoms

Are you experiencing odd physical symptoms? More headaches, neck pains, flu-like symptoms (vibration flu), digestive issues, muscle spasms, cramps or a feeling of pressure or pulling on the top of your head. You are not alone. Spiritual emergence or ascension is subtle by nature, and as subtle energy shifts which raise your vibration with huge physical impacts.

Many people develop an acute sensitivity to shopping malls or crowded environments such as restaurants, clubs, festivals, and so on.

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Featured image: Alice Popkorn

So now it’s your say.

Is Spiritual Awakening a very personal journey that differs from person to person. How has it been for you? What are the symptoms you have noticed? Do let us know.

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Additional resources

The Difference Between Mental Illness and Enlightenment
Spiritual Awakening Timeline: Managing Your Shifts

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  1. Wow…I can relate to almost all of the symptoms of spiritual awakening. I have recently dealt with what I would refer to as dark night of the soul. I have never been in such a dark place in my life with such hopelessness. Fortunately, that has ended.
    I started taking an oil painting class two years ago and now I find how I am so fascinated with trees and branches. I would also like to hug and talk to a tree in privacy. Not too many people would understand.
    My energy level has been quite low and I feel like taking a nap shortly after I have gotten up. That is not like me. I cant say I have had the opposite problem of too much energy. I would like a little though.
    I just recently went through a divorce after 27 years of marriage. So yes I can say something has changed within
    me. Defying Gravity was my theme song during that period… just listen to those lyrics….so me!!!
    I’m noticing those recurring patterns in the men I seem to attract….yes I get it. I am still evolving
    I do love sugar, but I know that is changing and I am in the mood to be healthier much of the time.
    I am 54 years old and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. So yes, my career is evolving as is my social circle.
    I need to pay closer attention to synchronicities . When I pay attention they happen more often. I am working on the manifestations big time with brain wave entrainment etc.
    I also find solitude and quiet to be much more inviting. Crowds and noise in stores and restaurants can be pretty intolerable.
    Aches and pains do abound. Some days are worse than others. This is a tough transition, but I’m sure it will be worth it. JED

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