The ego is our exclusive feeling of “I” or “self”. Most of the time this is a collection of archetypes, programs, or behavioral patterns. By the Taoists, this collection is called the “Acquired Conditioning” – a series of everyday conditions that we have been collecting since we were born.
When you are experiencing a spiritual awakening, it means the “original nature” or “self” is returning. This return of mind is what makes us human. Do you think you are going through a spiritual awakening? We have listed a few signs for you.
Emotionally, you will be touched by everything that is happening around you. You can emphasize and recognize yourself in someone else’s pain, joy, or situation.
You start thinking outside of the box and doubting our physical reality, which was once so normal for you. We all have free will, and you are starting to embrace this freedom. When you grow during your spiritual journey, you will realize this “mental prison” was unlocked the whole time.
You strive for spirituality, it does not matter what shape or form this may have for you. Your consciousness is increasing and you remember we have always been connected with everything and everyone surrounding us. Philosopher Alan Watts calls this a “Mystical experience”.
You surround yourself with inspiration, positivity, and self-development activities. You might be drawn towards reading self-help books, yoga, meditation, sports, listening to podcasts, etc. These things help you grow and provide new perspectives.
When you are awakening, material things become less important. You start throwing stuff away and realize that you do not need much to be happy. Also, you change your goals: spending more time with your loved ones is now more important than getting that promotion.
Instead of eating fast food, you will now choose a salad with fresh vegetables. You want to take better care of your body and feed it in the purest way, with, for instance, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
During your spiritual awakening, you start noticing how beautiful nature truly is. You can feel constantly drawn to go outside and enjoy your surroundings. You can also feel a deep passion for protecting the Earth and the environment. And, when you listen carefully, nature will communicate with you as it is a part of all of us.
Spiritual awakening takes up lots of energy. So you might feel like you want to spend more time alone: To meditate or write and process everything. Allow yourself this time.