Intense Emotions due to Spiritual Awakening

The term spiritual awakening might be new to you so let me tell you a bit about it and how it effects our emotions.  A spiritual awakening is a very personal experience and is different for each individual.  The transition is well known for the intense emotional and physical symptoms that it brings with it.  As turbulent as the journey is, it is in fact the process of shift to higher consciousness and expanded awareness.  Basically, when we go through a spiritual awakening we are arriving at a point in time when we finally recognise our 'true self' and our life purpose. 


The is known to be a turbulent time because it creates intense shifts through our whole being.  The awakening process itself is when we shed much of our old self, along with our negative beliefs, fears, emotions and behaviour patterns, in order to re-connect with our higher consciousness, our intuitive gifts and our 'soul' purpose.  When this happens it can feel very emotionally uncomfortable and there will be many who will decide they are not ready for this shift and will feel the need to push against it, in order to stay in their comfort zone.   If you do decide to embrace it or feel you are being swept along by it regardless, it is worth remembering to to be kind to yourself, allow the process to unfold, do not try to work against it, but work with it as best as you can.  

 Why do we have a Spiritual Awakening

Intuitive gifts and psychic abilities are inherent in all of us and are an important part of our human blueprint.   They are a connection to spirit and a tool to help us receive guidance and support from our higher self while in human form.  As children, we use it, accept it, and trust it, without even knowing what it is, so we are naturally a lot closer to spirit and our higher self at that age.  As we get older and become influenced by society, life lessons, experiences and perceptions, we are ‘grown out’ of this innate and natural ability to the point where we forget we ever had it in the first place.  In adult life, we tend to overlook our souls own natural abilities. 

Spiritual Awakening Triggers

Spiritual awakening occurs for many reasons.  Much of the time it happens because it's 'your time to awaken', but it can also occur due to other reasons such as prolonged stress, anxiety, midlife crisis, or overwhelm etc.  A spiritual awakening can also be triggered by any emotional or physical trauma we experience, such as illness or disease, surgery, shocking news, major accidents, a threat to our own life or that of family members.  If we experience any sort of paranormal occurrence, or something happens that we simply cannot comprehend or explain away, we can go on to have a spiritual awakening. 

It is important for us to remember we are spiritual souls in human form and we are here to learn and grow, in order to raise our vibrations and ascend to the next level of consciousness.   Awakening is the first step on your guided path towards fully remembering yourself as a spiritual being and understanding your life purpose.  Spiritual awakening helps us shed our old self in order to make way for our 'true' self, helping us to see who we really are, and what is really true.


 Signs & Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

There is nothing sequential about a spiritual awakening, nor is there a time limit.  This means that you may find yourself moving back and forth between any stage at any given time, which can make the journey feel that much longer.  Just know that everything is unfolding for you as it should.  Below are small selection of examples of common Spiritual Awakening signs and symptoms.  Please be aware that everyone's journey is unique, as are the symptoms.  I offer spiritual awakening guidance and chat sessions so that your own experience can be discussed in more detail. 

What you might be thinking 

You have a feeling that something has changed inside you.

You are ready to look at life events, good and bad, in more detail. 

Awareness of negative behaviour patterns and habits. 

Wanting to shed the old life and embrace the new.  

Seeking out new friends and relationships (your soul group) or others who are

vibrating at the same level as you. 


Emotional signs  

Heightened sensitivity.

Viewing yourself as different.

Feelings of being lost, unhappy, loss of purpose in life.

Tearful, crying at the drop of a hat. 

Intense up and down emotions, feeling like you are on an emotional roller coaster.

Deep sense of inner sadness or loss that feels like it’s not really your own.

Unexplained thoughts of impending doom.

Anxiety (Spiritual anxiety) 

Panic attacks, feelings of fear, worry, paranoia.  

Feeling out of control, nervous, or unsettled.

Constant mind chatter and internal noise.

Overthinking or over analysing irrelevant or simple situations.

A general sense things are “not okay”.

Hurt experience

Feeling hurt by another’s words, actions, non-actions.

Finding yourself re-telling events and experiences of being hurt.

Wanting to acknowledge or validated that you were hurt, abused or victimised.

Needing to be alone or disappear:

Feeling like no one resonates with you or your beliefs, feelings.

Avoidance of group gatherings or crowds.

Long periods of alone time watching box sets or films.

Feeling drained of energy, easier to be alone verses around others.


Separated and disconnected: 

You don’t react the same to gossip or drama the way you use to. 

You prefer to remain a bystander or observer around conflicts or situations .

Feeling like you are losing all your friends and family.

Speaking your truth, which causes problems with others.

Understanding you have no obligations to 'spend time' with, or be friends with

people or even family members.

The beginning of awakening is known as The Dark Night of the Soul.  Things can get pretty intense and overwhelming during this time, and we can feel the worst we have ever felt.  We have feelings of general confusion, isolation, meaninglessness, alienation and symptoms that are similar to that of depression.  We feel empty inside, disconnected from family and friends, as if nothing makes sense any more, and there seems to be no purpose to anything.


 Psychic Awakening

Not to be confused with a Spiritual Awakening, but often part of the process, is a psychic awakening.  This has more to do with the activation of the pineal gland, which is a tiny gland located at the centre of the brain.   Often known as the third eye, the pineal gland once activated, opens a gateway that connects us to other spiritual dimensions outside of our own.  

Given that many people find psychic topics and paranormal experiences uncomfortable, the sudden onset of psychic awareness and the connection to other dimensions requires a new way of thinking and some self healing in order to integrate them into your life.  Even more so if, as part of your spiritual awakening, your hidden gifts are very strong, because the experience can be very overwhelming and some focus is needed in order to manage them effectively so that you are more comfortable with them.

Our psychic abilities are gifted to us at birth, as tools to help us expand our life experience and raise our conscious awareness by connecting us to our higher self and to the spirit realms.  It's good to keep this in mind and learn to embrace this transition, as by doing so, you can go on to experience profound healing and wonderful changes within yourself and see the world around you in a fresh and enlightened way.

Spiritual / Psychic Awakening

An increase and awareness of coincidences and life synchronicities. 

Being 'tuned in' and enhanced intuitive, psychic abilities. 

Experiencing spiritual or unexplained occurrences. 

Experiencing psychic, mediumship gifts - feeling, knowing, seeing or hearing spirit.

Wanting to meditate, connect with your higher self or connect with spirit. 

A desire to know more and expand your knowledge and wisdom. 

Feeling you are not alone, and feeling more connected to nature, planet, animals and the universe. 

Wanting to experience beauty and natural wonders. 

Letting go of fear, worry or judgement of yourself or others. 

No longer interested in any forms of conflict, anger or negativity. 

Feelings of euphoria and happiness.

Experiencing pre-cognitive messages that are then coming into reality​.

Feeling dream-state experiences in wake-time situations.

Paranormal or psychic experiences like shadows, shapeshifters, shadow figures, orbs, energy. 

Feelings of being pressed to your bed or not able to move or breathe while waking or falling asleep.

Catching sparkles, flashes, or light or colour in your peripheral vision.


Physical Signs 

Ringing in the ears.  

Headache, head pressure. 


Changes in diet and wanting to look after your body. 

Insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns.

Sleep paralysis, astral projection, lucid dreaming.

Fluctuating energy levels, tiredness and fatigue. 

Picking up physical or emotional energy from others. 

Feeling drained, extreme fatigue.

Body aches, painful joints, pressure and swelling.

Body or eyes losing balance or focus.

Experiencing tiny waves of nausea or dizziness.

Heightened awareness of your senses, sight, hearing, taste, smell.

Just like learning to use your legs to walk, so can you learn to use your third eye to connect and reach beyond the 3D world that you know.  You are seeing everything in your life from a new perspective and this often includes the abilities of clairaudience (clear hearing) clairvoyance (clear vision) clairsentience (clear sensing-feeling) or other psychic gifts. The third eye is one of our energy centers (chakras) and is activated during a spiritual awakening along with the other energy centers in the body.   Because of this, the two awakenings are often mistaken for each other. 

Being intuitively or psychically gifted does not make us more awakened or more spiritual then another.  We are all gifted, but at different levels depending on where we are on our journey.   Whats important is your relationship with your gifts and your acceptance of them.  Even if you have not started on your spiritual awakening journey, your psychic journey may still be unfolding.   The onset of a spiritual awakening will basically accelerate these gifts at a much faster rate then if they were to unfold on their own. 

Please Note: Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. 

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Disclaimer -  As a non-medical practitioner, I do not diagnose, treat or cure any mental/physical illness or disease or replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care professional. The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is an exploration of the mind-body-soul, within the field of the techniques in which I'm qualified and the spiritual experience and opinions I hold.