Spiritual seekers who are on the path to re-enlightenment tend to fall into one of the following seven categories. 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. 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.
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.
Meeting one’s soulmate
Disbelief, shock and awe: Having a hard time believing it happened
Fear: Not understanding what’s happening
2. A Shift in Perception
You begin to see things differently and that alters how you perceive your life.
Relationship issues / Longing for Soulmate
Desire to move / Needing a change of scenery
Loss of interest in hobbies
Questioning the status quo
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.
Premonitions and hunches come true
Prophetic dreams and visions
Seeing and hearing things that others don’t
Thrills and Chills: Feeling titillated, but also a bit frightened, each time you connection 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 magic in the mundane.
Thirst for spiritual knowledge
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
Excitement, joy, exhilaration: Craving more experiences, and wanting to share your experiences
Impatience: Feeling like you can’t learn fast enough
5. Developing Your Spiritual Gifts
You begin to consciously seek a deeper connection with Source.
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
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.
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
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.
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.ca