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The 7 Stages of Spiritual Awakening – Which One Did You Experience?

The 7 Stages of Spiritual Awakening - Which one did you experience?

Spiritual seekers who are on the path to re-enlightenment tend to fall into one of the following seven stages of spiritual awakening.

A person can go through these levels in almost any order. That’s because we all awaken in our own way, at our own pace.

For instance, some people need multiple catalysts in order to fully own their spiritual power so they may continue to cycle back to the first level. Others may skip several stages and end up living the life their soul intended without having gone through the same trials.

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At whichever stage you find yourself, trust that you are exactly where you need to be at this time. Also know that if you repeat a certain stage, you are helping to solidify the lesson.

7 Stages of Spiritual Awakening

1. The Catalyst

A life-change, paradigm-shifting event jolts you awake. Alternatively, a series of gentler, minor awakenings occur until you are fully awake and aware.

Example Events:

  • Near-death experience
  • Life-threatening illness
  • Depression, break-down
  • Spirit visitation
  • Meeting one’s soulmate

Typical Emotions:

  • Disbelief, shock, and awe: Having a hard time believing it happened
  • Fear: Not understanding what’s happening

Read The Twin Flame Relationship: The Ultimate Spiritual Growth Catalyst

Awakening is a shift in consciousness

2. A Shift in Perception

You begin to see things differently and that alters how you perceive your life.

Example Events:

  • Job dissatisfaction
  • Relationship issues / Longing for Soulmate
  • Desire to move / Needing a change of scenery
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Questioning the status quo

Typical Emotions:

  • Discomfort: Your life no longer feels like it ‘fits’ you.
  • Confusion: You’re unclear about what is happening, and you don’t know how to deal with it.

3. Journey of Discovery

Your field of awareness expands, and new information streams in.

Example Events:

  • Synchronicities
  • Premonitions and hunches come true
  • Prophetic dreams and visions
  • Seeing and hearing things that others don’t

Typical Emotions:

  • Thrills and Chills: Feeling titillated, but also a bit frightened, each time you connect with the spirit realm
  • Isolation: Not feeling comfortable sharing your experiences with friends and family, and not knowing where to turn for help or guidance

4. Seeking to Understand

You begin to see the magic in the mundane.

Example Events:

  • Thirst for spiritual knowledge
  • Voracious reading
  • Seeking like-minded individuals with whom to share your experiences
  • Going to psychics/intuitives for readings
  • Attending classes and workshops
  • Traveling to sacred places (i.e. Sedona, Manchu Picchu, Stonehenge)
  • Seeking your true purpose

Typical Emotions:

  • Excitement, joy, exhilaration: Craving more experiences, and wanting to share your experiences
  • Impatience:  Feeling like you can’t learn fast enough

Read: 12 Signs You’re Experiencing Spiritual Death (and rebirth)

5. Developing Your Spiritual Gifts

You begin to consciously seek a deeper connection with the Source.

Example Events:

  • Meditating
  • Doing Qigong, yoga, or other of mindful activities
  • Creating: painting, writing, singing, etc.
  • Studying healing modalities (i.e. Reiki)
  • Honing your intuition (i.e. conducting your own angel card readings)
  • Strengthening your relationship with your spiritual guides
  • Wanting to heal the world

Typical Emotions:

  • Joy: Feeling the reconnection with your higher self and Source
  • Eagerness: Wanting to share your gifts with others

6. Owning Your Spiritual Gifts

You start to trust your connection with Source.

Example Events:

  • Answering your own questions and healing yourself
  • Teaching, mentoring, guiding and healing others
  • Pruning and purging outmoded beliefs
  • Eliminating stress (i.e. change of job or relationship)
  • Living with integrity and speaking your truth
  • Being your own role model and forging your own, unique path

Typical Emotions:

  • Happiness: Being able to help yourself and others
  • Confidence: Knowing you are on the right path

7. Reintegrating with Your Soul

You begin to manifest a life that is in true alignment with your highest self.

Example Events:

  • Loss of previous fears, interests and desires
  • Letting go of the need to control, worry, and plan; living more fully in the Now
  • Creating, playing and laughing with childlike abandon
  • Thinking about life outside of 3-D Earth

Typical Emotions:

  • Peacefulness: Finding inner stillness
  • Detachment: You are no longer as wrapped up in the drama of ego

Read: What is Spiritual Transformation? 9 Signs You’re Evolving


The 7 Stages of Spiritual Awakening – Which one did you experience
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The 7 Stages of Spiritual Awakening - Which one did you experience?
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Kim Hutchinson

Kim Hutchinson is an intuitive spiritual healer and teacher who offers Multidimensional Healing and Guidance worldwide. She is a certified Angel Therapy Practitioner and Chios Master, with training in Reiki, Crystal Healing, Angel Readings, and Crystal Reading. For more information, please visit clayhuthealing.caView Author posts

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