What does it mean to be spiritually awakened?
Most of us can’t quite put it into words, but we know it when we see it. Someone who is spiritually awakened has a positive aura about them. They are rich in love and happiness and feel emotionally fulfilled with their lives. They’ve learned to rise above their sorrow and suffering in the past to become a better person, with a much more hopeful outlook of the future. They’re idealistic, altruistic, and content with their lives.
But what makes a person spiritually awakened? It’s not their wealth, power, influence, or popularity. It’s not a matter of success or accomplishment, but rather, one of powerful, positive transformation. It’s about learning to see the ways the Universe is always working in your favor and connecting with yourself, the world, and those around you at a deeper, more spiritual level.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that even though spirituality is not usually part of psychology discussions, we still feel that it’s a very important part of our human existence. Spirituality isn’t tied to a particular religion. It’s more about finding a sense of peace and purpose in your life than it is a set of organized beliefs and practices. With that said, here are 10 unmistakable signs you have achieved spiritual enlightenment:
1. You’re in touch with your feelings
When you are spiritually awakened, you become more connected to yourself and more in touch with your innermost thoughts and emotions. You have a strong, stable sense of identity because you’ve cultivated a loving relationship with yourself. Your alone time is very important to you, and you always make sure to do things that make you happy. You understand yourself better than anyone else can, and you take the time to clear your head every day with some meditation or relaxation.
2. You’re filled with gratitude
You’re an optimistic person. You believe in the power of gratitude and always make a conscious choice to focus on the bright side to every situation. You appreciate all the good things that come your way and you never take anything for granted. You understand how precious life is and how much you have to be thankful for, so you don’t allow yourself to be caught up in self-pity, jealousy, or negativity.
3. You’re hopeful for the future
Some people are terrified of the future, but not you. You don’t let your fear of uncertainty about what’s to come keep you from moving forward in life because you’re hopeful for the future. You look ahead with excitement at all the possibilities and where they might take you. You make sure to plan, prepare, and adapt to every situation you’re put in, always making lemonade out of all the lemons that might fall into your lap.
4. You stay true to yourself
You know who you are and what you want, so you don’t let anyone else tell you what to think or how to feel about something. You’re not easily swayed by the opinion of others because you know that you are your own person. You don’t need any kind of validation or approval from other people to feel good about yourself. You make your own choices and you walk your own path in life. You’re okay with being different if it means getting to live your life as honestly, openly, and authentically as possible.
5. You’re not afraid to be vulnerable
Someone who is spiritually enlightened isn’t afraid to be vulnerable. They’re emotionally open and don’t let the possibility of pain or rejection keep them from feeling happiness and love. They don’t put walls around their hearts and push people away. They’re honest and upfront about how they feel, and they handle their emotions well. They’re not afraid to cry, get upset, or open up to others.
6. You’re open-minded
Being spiritually awakened means opening your mind and your heart to all the possibilities life has to offer. It means that you are able to look at things from a number of different angles and consider everyone else’s point of view without judgment, even if it disagrees with your own. This is because you’ve learned to let go of any preconceived notions, judgments, or prejudice you may have had in the past, which allows you to see things more clearly and more positively.
7. You’re kind-hearted
Enlightened people are overflowing with kindness and generosity. They are soft-hearted and compassionate, willing to help those in need and mature enough to put their ego aside. They are also exceptionally sweet and thoughtful towards their loved ones, wanting to take care of them in any way they can. They don’t ask for anything in return because what matters most to them in making a positive difference in other people’s lives, not being praised or rewarded.
8. You’re down-to-earth
Proud and arrogant aren’t words others would use to describe you. In fact, many would say you’re one of the most modest and down-to-earth people they’ve ever met. You don’t let whatever success or praise you attain get to your head, because you understand the value of humility. You treat everyone fairly and you understand that you still have a long way to go before you become the best version of yourself there is to be.
9. You’re respectful of others
An enlightened person always treats others with respect, no matter their differences or history together. They don’t look down on those who have less than them, or harbor hostility towards the people who have wronged them. They are not rude or hateful towards those around them because they see the inherent worth and dignity in every human being. There is love, light, love, beauty, and peace residing within each one of us, and in sharing these things with one another, we achieve harmony with the people and the world around us.
10. You take care of yourself
Finally, you treat your body like the temple it is and you do your best to stay healthy – physically, mentally, and spiritually. You eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. You express yourself, find hobbies that make you happy and spend time with the ones you love. You meditate, practice your spiritual beliefs, and reflect on your life. You do all these things and more because you know you need to take care of yourself to live your best life.
Do you see yourself in any of these signs? Which signs of spiritual awakening have you experienced for yourself? If you haven’t achieved them all, then that’s okay. Spiritual enlightenment is a rare and beautiful gift. It’s something we should all strive towards, because it touches every aspect of our lives in a wonderful way. It awakens our consciousness and opens our mind’s eye to our place in the Universe. Hopefully, with more time, patience, and dedication, you can begin to change yourself for the better and open up a door to endless possibilities.