Spiritual awakening is a blossoming process.
It’s comforting when you know that you’re not the only one experiencing ascension symptoms. It’s even more comforting to realize that these are a normal (albeit uncomfortable) part of the process of spiritual awakening.
When I embarked on a conscious spiritual growth journey years ago by taking spiritual awareness, energy healing and aura reading classes, I was forewarned about the growth periods I would experience along the way. As we increase our energy vibration and open to our true divine selves, our bodies undergo changes as well. We may be able to shift energy easily on a spiritual level, but our denser physical bodies take time to catch up. This is where the discomfort arises.
I can’t count how many times I would enter a spiritual growth period, full on with ascension symptoms, and hear myself saying, “I feel like I’ve been hit by a mack truck,” or “I’m so tired and depressed, what’s wrong with me?” If I wasn’t aware of what was really going on, I might have spent countless hours at the doctor’s office looking for answers. Fortunately, I had the spiritual tools to center within myself and see that I was undergoing yet another shift in consciousness and not having a physical or mental breakdown.
More and more individuals are opening to their spiritual reality, whether they are taking part in spiritual growth practices or just waking up on their own. But not everyone understands the changes the mind and body go through (not to mention the lifestyle changes). Here is a description of common ascension symptoms during spiritual awakening.
Feeling tired and needing more rest. As the mind lets go of old roles and stories, and the body adjusts to a higher energy frequency, you might feel very tired and need to take more naps or sleep longer at night. Much like an infant needs lots of sleep as he or she goes through rapid growth spurts, so do adults during spiritual growth periods.
Fear and anxiety. When I first embarked on a spiritual growth journey, my mind and body didn’t like the fast changes that occurred. These parts of me felt out of control so fear and anxiety resulted. As I discovered that this process was natural and led to more joy, freedom and ease, I relaxed and the fear and anxiety diminished.
Aches and pains. As we increase our energy to a lighter, higher vibration, it lights up heavier energy (such as invalidation, foreign energy, limiting beliefs) in our space that doesn’t resonate with this newer energy set. Anything that’s not a match has to go and as it leaves, we feel it in our joints, limbs, back, neck and anywhere else we’ve been holding energy and information that isn’t our highest truth.
Memory loss and forgetting. I don’t know exactly why this happens, perhaps it’s because we don’t need our analytical intellect as much once we begin to rely on our higher knowing, but another common ascension symptom is to forget names, dates and data. I have to continually remind myself that I don’t have early onset Alzheimer’s, but that this is a normal part of the spiritual awakening process.
Change in work and lifestyle. As we awaken to who we really are, what we once felt passionate about changes. We may have taken a certain job because of unconscious conditioning and now that we are free of that, we lose interest and want something different. And even as we touch into our passion in one area, we shift our consciousness and what we desire changes with it. There may be an in-between time of no passion or interest, but this shifts too.
Change of relationships and friendships. Friends grow apart as their interests change. If you are on a spiritual growth journey and your friends are not, your shared values and ways of seeing the world will change dramatically and there won’t be anything to hold the relationship together. As well, as we heal old wounds and release karmic ties, our spiritual contracts change with individuals. We may not feel attached to our family of origin anymore, and that’s okay. New friends and relationships that are a better energy match come into our life.
Sadness and depression. It’s natural to feel sadness, grief, loss, anger and other symptoms of depression as you let go of what no longer fits. Even if you are not aware of what you are letting go of, deep within shifts are taking place. Being with the emotions and sensations as they arise supports them to release so you can then touch into your lighter essence of joy and love.
I hope this information helps you to feel more comfortable (and sane) as you go through your spiritual awakening process. As you move out of resistance and into the flow of life, growth periods become easier and easier. Enjoy the journey of transformation!
A week of rest, relaxation, solitude, journaling, meditation, yoga, organic food, peace, dancing, love, candid talks, reading, massages, and reflection led me to slow down enough to feel and listen to my inner being/higher self.
Two months after this video was made, I left my job at MTV, an engagement, a condo, and changed everything that was familiar for a chance to live my bliss.
It has been quite a journey so far, but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.
Follow your bliss. Life is now.
Many thanks to CJ and the rest of the family at Present Moment, Troncones Mexico. I will always be grateful for each and everyone of you. My stay there changed me forever. It was the perfect place for me to pause and finally hear the voice that had been drowned out all of those years… mine. I love you all. Sending all of you so much love and gratitude. I look forward to visiting soon.
I love you.
Rosangel “Angels Angel” Perez