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I get it. You’re going through a spiritual awakening and want to get it ‘right’. As a spiritual awakening coach I’ve worked with awakeners all over the world. These are the top 5 mistakes I see people make.
Spiritual awakening mistake #1: Wanting to ‘get it right’
There’s no right way to have a spiritual awakening.
I’ve coached and interviewed dozens of awakeners and I can tell you, no spiritual awakening is the same.
Yes, there are similarities, and there are things you can do to help your progress, but it is your journey.
You have to approach it in the way which is right for you.
We’re at a very early stage in the global enlightenment project and there’s a lot of testing taking place.
That means that, very deliberately, different types of people are being given different types of experience.
So, necessarily, your awakening will not be the same as someone else’s.
Just as we are all unique, so are our spiritual awakenings.
Our teams are observing how we manage our awakenings so they can use this information to help other people, further down the line.
Every one of us in this early wave of awakeners has volunteered to be a ‘guinea pig’, to one degree or another.
It’s actually beneficial to our teams if we don’t do it ‘perfectly’.
That way they learn more.
So relax and enjoy the ride, you literally can’t get it wrong.
Spiritual awakening mistake #2: Worrying you’re going too slowly
Some spiritual awakenings go very quickly, others can take years.
The longest awakening I’ve come across has been going for forty years and still hasn’t finished.
There is no set time-frame for an awakening.
They can also stop and restart, to allow space in your life for other important things.
The speed of your awakening should be the pace you feel comfortable with.
The last thing our teams want is for them to invest a whole heap of time and effort into our journeys, only for us to burn out before the end.
Ultimately, you should see yourself as the controller of your journey.
It’s up to you if you want to mission through it or take your time.
You may want to accelerate some parts and, other times, take a break.
Whatever you choose to do, it’s fine.
(Read this blog post to find out more about how long spiritual awakening takes.)
Spiritual awakening mistake #3: Not meditating
However fast or slow you choose to go in your spiritual awakening, there’s no getting round the fact that, at some point, you’re going to need to meditate.
Without meditation you literally cannot complete the awakening journey.
That’s because awakening is a process of establishing ‘mind over matter’.
You’re subduing the physical parts of yourself (the body/subconscious and the Ego/unconscious), strengthening the conscious mind (soul), and creating space to receive your higher self, or superconscious.
Meditation is the only way to do this.
It’s like a gym workout for your mind.
I have literally never met someone who made it to the later stages of awakening without some form of meditation practice.
But I’ve met plenty of people who didn’t progress because they avoided building this discipline into their lives.
The good news is, there’s many ways to meditate.
I call some of these ‘meditation by stealth’.
Anything which engages the right side of the brain and puts you in a focused state counts as meditation.
- Walking in nature
- Listening to music
- Running trail
As long as you’re doing them in a solitary and focused way, count as meditation.
My recommendation is to use these types of activities to supplement a formal, daily meditation practice.
Watch the video below for a super-easy 5 minute meditation anyone can do.
Spiritual awakening mistake #4: Forgetting about the body
When we’re going through a spiritual awakening, it’s easy to get caught up in ‘mind and spirit’ (soul and higher self) and forget about ‘body’.
We ease back on exercise and forget to focus on nutrition, especially in the early stages of awakening.
But all three parts of our system need to work together in harmony.
If they don’t, then we’re making our awakening harder for ourselves.
The body has specific nutritional needs, and not meeting these makes it more difficult for us to connect to our higher self.
That’s because our energy has to be directed towards keeping our body in balance.
If we reduce the workload on our body, then our energy can be used in more productive ways.
(Read this blog post for foods to avoid during spiritual awakening.)
Similarly, the body needs both gentle exercise and rest during awakening.
Once you’ve established a healthy ‘spiritual’ diet, then the cues you receive from your body will be useful and correct.
(If your diet is out of alignment, then the signals from your body can be misleading.)
Listen to it and give it what it needs, and your awakening will be 10x easier.
Spiritual awakening mistake #5: Taking it too seriously
We’re meant to enjoy life!
Yes, even when we’re going through a profound, life-changing, transformative event like spiritual awakening.
Taking spiritual awakening too seriously can create unnecessary pressure and inhibit our ability to experience joy.
However, when we approach it with lightness, we open ourselves up to the wonderment of the process.
This means we can explore and experiment without fear of failure or judgment.
If you’re awakening, you’re in this for the long haul, so finding ways to enjoy the journey is essential.
This doesn’t mean we don’t invest in the process.
It means we approach it with the curiosity of a child and give ourselves permission to ‘play’ with the abilities we’re developing.
Our teams want nothing less for us than perfect happiness and peace.
So let’s give them that.
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- Losing friends during spiritual awakening
- Radical self-acceptance during awakening
- Hearing voices during awakening
- Can you stop a spiritual awakening?
- What is the Dark Night of the Soul?
I’m a spiritual awakening coach and channel for the Council of Light and Source (Athena)
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