Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening

In the last blog we explored what a spiritual awakening was and how to define it.  In this blog we will explore what kind of symptoms you may be experiencing during a spiritual awakening. FINE PRINT – I am not a licensed physician so as always, use your own judgement and always see a doctor if you are concerned.

First let’s explore some of the physical symptoms that may occur. You may begin to experience things such as:

  • Food intolerances
  • Changes in sleep patterns (insomnia or needing to sleep more)
  • Vivid dreams
  • Dizziness – this is a result of not being grounded
  • Weight change ( excessive loss or gaining of weight)
  • Eating habits and preferences – you may no longer enjoy things you always have liked
  • Fluctuations in energy ( being super energised and then low in energy)
  • Sex drive (decreasing or increasing)
  • Decreased immune function – this will eventually lead to an increased “super” immune system
  • Low grade infections or ailments that won’t go away
  • Physical aches and pains “growing pains”
  • Digestive issues
  • Flu – like symptoms
  • Faster hair and nail growth
  • Heart palpitations
  • Brain fogginess
  • Hot flushes
  • Skin eruptions ( such as acne, eczema or dermatitis)
  • Looking younger or more youthful  
  • Activity on the top of the head near the crown chakra and third eye (buzzing, pressure etc)
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Twitches or muscle jerks and spasms
  • Heat in the back of the neck
  • Chronic illness
  • Sensation between the shoulder blades – as though wings are unfolding

Now let’s explore some other symptoms that are more lifestyle and spiritual in energy. You may begin to feel things or experience things such as:

  • Feeling more drawn to nature
  • Aversion to negative people or behaviours
  • A strong desire for a unified community
  • Feeling all life is sacred (including bugs eg. you may save them instead of spraying them)
  • Living more in the moment
  • Sudden waves of intense emotions
  • Becoming more introverted
  • A strong sense of something “impending” but nothing happening
  • Memories resurfacing – including past lives
  • Higher rates of electrical and mechanical malfunctions
  • Old wounds resurfacing (emotional) this is linked to shadow work
  • A strong desire for closure of the past and to face your shadow

These symptoms are by no means the only ones that may occur though they are some of the most common. Remembering that spiritual awakenings happen more than once as we go through life stages and spiritual journeys, understanding where these symptoms are linked to this journey can better help you to acknowledge and work through them while managing them correctly.

I hope this list has helped to give you some clarity into things that you may be experiencing yourself, before I finish this I just want to make one quick announcement, I have officially launched my sister site – The Wild Witch in the Forest, this site is where I will be sharing my writing, photography and the occasional witchy subjects. You can follow this link to check it out!

Much love,


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