Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can"t stand the suffering anymore.
~ Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual awakenings are individual to each person; what prompts their awakening, the school of thought they choose to learn, and how they incorporate it into their lives run the gambit. However, the process of spiritual awakening contains several hallmarks shared by all participants.
Surrendering our will and desire for our life to turn out a certain way
Finding faith that we will find our way despite being absolutely clueless as to how to proceed
Finding a teacher who can clarify the process as we walk it and dispel our internal strife and self-talk that we are falling apart and ruining our lives
Becoming aware of our motivations, expectations, and wounds
Beginning the process of taking 100% responsibility for our lives. Yes, even when we can"t control the world, we are still in control of our behavior, emotions, actions, decisions, and thoughts.
Empaths and the Spiritual Path
The timing of my spiritual awakening coincided with learning I was an empath so the two will forever be linked for me. Being an empath is a huge part of my spirituality and my spiritual path.
I was working to take responsibility for my life and heal self-destructive patterns. Examining all the wounding I had from being highly sensitive, psychic, and a healer in a family and a world that didn"t understand, appreciate, or accommodate those traits.
Like many empaths, I went through the stage of feeling victimized by my sensitivity. How could I learn to control my emotions when they seemed to control me? It was a process that took time and it helped me to have a teacher and healer who walked the path with me.
Spiritual awakenings are individual to each person; what prompts their awakening, the school of thought they choose to learn, and how they incorporate it intoQuoted From: https://thevitalspirit.net/2021/06/21/anatomy-of-a-spiritual-awakening/