Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or
three times a night. Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and
on during the day. There is something called the Triad Sleep Pattern
that occurs for many: you sleep for about 2-3 hours, wake up, go back to
sleep for another couple of hours, wake again, and go back to sleep
again. For others, the sleep requirements have changed. You can get by
on less sleep. Lately I have been experiencing huge waves of energy running
into my body from the crown. It feels good, but it keeps me awake for a long
time, then subsides.

Advice: Get used to it. Make peace with it and don't worry about getting
enough sleep (which often causes more insomnia). You will be able to make it
through the day if you hold thoughts of getting just what you need. You can
also request your Higher Power to give you a break now and then and give you
a good, deep night's sleep. If you can't go back to sleep right away, use
the waking moments to meditate, read poetry, write in your journal or look
at the moon. Your body will
adjust to the new pattern.

2. Activity at the crown of the head: Tingling, itching, prickly, crawling
sensations along the scalp and/or down the spine. A sense of energy
vibrating on top of the head, as if energy is erupting from the head in a
shower. Also the sensation of energy pouring in through the crown, described
as "sprinkles". This may also be experienced as pressure on the crown, as if
someone is pushing his/her finger into the center of your head. As I
mentioned in #1, I have been experiencing huge downloads of energy through
the crown. In the past, I have felt more generalized
pressure, as if my head is in a gentle vise. One man related that his hair
stood on end and his body was covered with goosebumps.

Advice: This is nothing to be alarmed about. What you are experiencing is an
opening of the crown chakra. The sensations mean that you are opening up to
receive divine energy.

3. Sudden waves of emotion. Crying at the drop of a hat. Feeling suddenly
angry or sad with little provocation. Or inexplicably depressed. Then very
happy. Emotional roller coaster. There is often a pressure or sense of
emotions congested in the heart chakra (the middle of the chest). This is
not to be confused with the heart, which is located to the left of the heart

Advice: Accept your feelings as they come up and let them go. Go directly to
your heart chakra and feel the emotion. Expand it outward to your all your
fields and breathe deeply from the belly all the way up to your upper chest.
Just feel the feeling and let it evaporate on its own. Don't direct the
emotions at anyone. You are cleaning out your past. If you want some help
with this, say out loud that you intend to release all these old issues and
ask your Higher Power to help you. You
can also ask Grace Elohim to help you release with ease and gentleness. Be
grateful that your body is releasing these emotions and not holding onto
them inside where they can do harm. One source suggests that depression is
linked to letting go of relationships to people, work, etc. that no longer
match us and our
frequencies. When we feel guilty about letting go of these relationships,
depression helps us medicate that pain.

4. Old "stuff" seems to be coming up, as described above, and the people
with whom you need to work it out (or their clones) appear in your life.
Completion issues. Or perhaps you need to work through issues of self-worth,
abundance, creativity, addictions, etc. The resources or people you need to
help you move through these issues start to appear.

Advice: Same as #3. Additionally, don't get too involved in analyzing these
issues. Examining them too much will simply cycle you back through them over
and over again at deeper and deeper levels. Get professional help if you
need to and walk through it. Do not try to avoid them or disassociate
yourself from them. Embrace whatever comes up and thank it for helping you
move ahead. Thank your Higher Power for giving you the opportunity to
release these issues. Remember, you don't
want these issues to stay stuck in your body.

5. Changes in weight. The weight gain in the US population is phenomenal.
Other people may be losing weight. We often gain weight because many fears
we have suppressed are now coming up to the surface to be healed. We react
by building up a defense. We also attempt to ground ourselves or provide
bulk against increasing frequencies in our bodies.

Advice: Don't freak out, but just accept it as a symptom of where you are
right now. You will release/gain the weight when all your fears have been
integrated. Release your anxiety about this. Then you might find it easier
to lose/gain the weight eventually. Exercise. Before eating, try this: Sit
at the table with an attractive place setting. Light a candle. Enjoy how the
food looks. Place your dominant hand over your heart and bless the food.
Tell your body that you are going to use the food to richly nourish it, but
that you are not going to use the food to fulfill your emotional hungers.
Then pass your hand from left to right over the food and bless it. You may
notice that the food feels warm to your hand even if the food is cold-- I
like to think that the food is good for me when it feels warm and nourishing
to my hand. I have also noticed that when I practice blessing the food, I
don't eat as much. It is important not to let yourself off the hook when you
forget to bless the food before you eat. If I've forgotten and I've nearly
finished eating, I bless the food anyway. That way I don't slip out of the
habit. Another thing you can do is to stay present while eating -- don't
watch TV or read. Heartily enjoy what blessings are before you.

6. Changes in eating habits: Strange cravings and odd food choices. Some
find they are not as hungry as they used to be. Or hungrier.

Advice: Don't deny what your body tells you it needs. If you are not sure,
you might try muscle-testing before you chose a food to see if it's what
your body wants. Also try blessing the food as described in #5.

7. Food intolerances, allergies you never had before: As you grow more
spiritual, you are more sensitive to everything around you. Your body will
tell you what it can no longer tolerate, as if it, too, is sloughing off
what doesn't serve it anymore. You might be cleansing yourself of toxins.
Some people find they often have a white residue in their mouth, much like
that of runners at the end of a race.

Advice: An acupuncturist told me that this film can be removed by sloshing 2
tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes (don't
swallow, whatever you do), then spitting it out into the toilet -- not the
sink, for you just removed toxins from your body and don't want them in the
sink. Brush your teeth and do the same. Then clean your brush. (Sorry this
is yukky, but it works.)

8. Amplification of the senses. Increased sensitivity.

8a. Sight: Blurry vision, shimmering objects, seeing glittery particles,
auras around people, plants, animals, and objects. Some report seeing
formerly opaque objects as transparent. When you close your eyes, you no
longer see darkness, but a redness. You may also see geometric shapes or
brilliant colors and pictures when eyes are closed. Colors appear more vivid
-- the sky might look teal or the grass an amazing green. Often I see grids
running across the ground. As you become more sensitive, you may see shapes
or outlines in the air, especially when the room is almost dark. When your
eyes are open or closed, you may see white shapes in your peripheral vision
(these are your guides).

Advice: Your vision is changing in many ways -- you are experiencing new
ways of seeing. Be patient. Whatever you do, do not be afraid. Hazy vision
may be relieved by yawning.

8b. Hearing: Increased or decreased hearing. I once thought I would have to
pull off the road because of the painfully amplified sound of my tires on
the freeway. Other symptoms are hearing white noise in the head, beeps,
tones, music or electronic patterns. Some hear water rushing, bees buzzing,
whooshing, roaring or ringing. Others have what is called audio dyslexia--
you can't always make out what people are saying, as if you can no longer
translate your own language. Some hear strange voices in their dreams, as if
someone is hovering near them. You can either ask the presence(s) to leave
or ask Archangel Michael to take care of the situation. Again, there is
nothing to fear.

Advice: Surrender to it. Let it come through. Listen. Your ears are
adjusting to new frequencies.

8c. Enhanced senses of smell, touch, and/or taste. I notice I can now smell
and taste chemical additives in some foods in a rather unpleasant manner.
Other food may taste absolutely wonderful. For some people, these
enhancements are both delightful and distracting. You might even smell the
fragrance of flowers now and then. Many of the mystics did. Enjoy it.

9. Skin eruptions: Rashes, bumps, acne, hives, and shingles. Anger produces
outbreaks around the mouth and chin. I had a dermatitis on my extremities
for several months that accompanied healing an episode from my past. When I
had worked through most of the issue, the condition was released.

Advice: You may be sloughing off toxins and bringing emotions to the surface
When there is an issue to be released and you are trying to repress it,
your skin will express the issue for you until you process the emotions.
Work through your "stuff".

10. Episodes of intense energy which make you want to leap out of bed and
into action. Followed by periods of lethargy and fatigue. The fatigue
usually follows great shifts. This is a time of integration, so give into it

Advice: Roll with the nature of the energy. Don't fight it. Be gentle with
yourself. Take naps if you are tired. Write your novel if you are too
energized to sleep. Take advantage of the type of energy.

11. Changes in prayer or meditation. Not feeling the same sensations as
before. Not having the same experience of being in contact with Spirit.
Difficulty in focusing.

Advice: You may be in more instant and constant communion with Spirit now
and the sensation may therefore be altered. You will adapt to this new
feeling. You are actually thinking acting in partnership with Spirit most of
the time now. You may find your meditation periods shorter.

12. Power surges: All of a sudden you are heated from head to toe. It is a
momentary sensation, but uncomfortable. In contrast, some people have felt
inexplicably cold. I have experienced both. More recently I experience waves
or currents of energy rolling through me. Sometimes the energy seems so
intense when it first comes into my body that I feel a little nauseated. But
if I think of the energy as divine and let go of fear, I feel wonderful and
enjoy the sensation. If you are an energy worker, you may have noticed that
the heat running through your hands has increased tremendously. This is good

Advice: If you are uncomfortable, ask your Higher Power, that if it be for
your best and highest good, to turn down/up the temperature a bit.

13. A range of physical manifestations: Headaches, backaches, neck pains,
flu-like symptoms (this is called vibrational flu), digestive problems,
muscular spasms or cramps, racing heartbeat, chest pains, changes in sexual
desire, numbness or pain in the limbs, and involuntary vocalizations or
bodily movements. Some of us have even had old conditions from childhood
reappear briefly for healing.

Advice: Remember what I said about seeking medical help if you need it! If
you have determined that this is not a medical condition, relax in the
realization that it is only temporary.

14. Looking younger. Yippee! As you clear emotional issues and release
limiting beliefs and heavy baggage from the past, you are actually lighter.
Your frequency is higher. You love yourself and life more. You begin to
resemble the perfect you that you really are.

15. Vivid dreams. Sometimes the dreams are so real that you wake up confused
You may even have lucid dreams in which you are in control. Many dreams may
be mystical or carry messages for you. And in some dreams, you just know
that you are not "dreaming" -- that what is happening is somehow real.

Advice: You will remember what is important for you to remember. Don't force
anything. Above all, stay out of fear.

16. Events that completely alter your life: death, divorce, change in job
status, loss of home, illness, and/or other catastrophes; sometimes several
at once! Forces that cause you to slow down, simplify, change, re-examine
who you are and what your life means to you. Forces that you cannot ignore.
Forces that cause you release your attachments. Forces that awaken your
sense of love and compassion for all.

17. A desire to break free from restrictive patterns, life-draining jobs
consumptive lifestyles, and toxic people or situations. You feel a
compelling need to "find yourself" and your life purpose -- now! You want to
be creative and free to be who you really are. You might find yourself drawn
to the arts and nature. You want to unclutter yourself from things and
people that no longer serve you.

Advice: Do it!

18. Emotional and mental confusion: A feeling that you need to get your life
straightened out--it feels like a mess. But at the same time you feel
chaotic and unable to focus. See #45.

Advice: Put your ear to your heart and your own discernment will follow.

19. Introspection, solitude and loss of interest in more extraverted
activities: This stage has come as a surprise to many extraverts who
formerly saw themselves as outgoing and involved. They say, "I don't know
why, but I don't like to go out as much as before."

20. Creativity bursts: Receiving images, ideas, music, and other creative
inspirations at an often overwhelming rate.

Advice: At least record these inspirations, for Spirit is speaking to you
about how you might fulfill your purpose and contribute to the healing of
the planet.

21. A perception that time is accelerating. It seems that way because you
have had so many changes introduced into your life at an unprecedented rate.
The number of changes seems to be growing.

Advice: Breaking your day up into appointments and time segments increases
the sense of acceleration .You can slow time down by relaxing into the
present moment and paying attention to what's at hand, not anticipating what
s ahead. Slow down and tell yourself that you have plenty of time. Ask your
Higher Power to help you. Keep your focus on the present. Try to flow from
one activity to the next. Stay tuned to your inner guidance... You can also
warp time by asking for it. Next time you feel rushed, say, "Time warp,
please. I need some more time to -----." Then relax.

22. A sense of impendingness. There is a feeling that something is about to
happen. This can create anxiety.

Advice: There is nothing to worry about. Things are definitely happening,
but anxiety only creates more problems for you. All your thoughts --
positive or negative-- are prayers. There is nothing to fear.

23. Impatience. You know better, but sometimes you can't help it. You want
to get on with what seems to be coming your way. Uncertainty is not

Advice: Learn to live with the uncertainty, knowing that nothing comes to
you until you are ready. Impatience is really a lack of trust, especially
trust in your Higher Power. When you focus on the present, you will
experience miracles -- yes, even in traffic.

24. A deep yearning for meaning, purpose, spiritual connection, and
revelation. Perhaps an interest in the spiritual for the first time in your
life. "Constant craving", as k.d. lang says. The material world cannot
fulfill this longing.

Advice: Follow your heart and the way will open up for you.

25. A feeling that you are somehow different. A disquieting sense that
everything in your life feels new and altered, that you have left your old
self behind. You have. You are much greater than you can possibly imagine.
There is more to come.

26. "Teachers" appear everywhere with perfect timing to help you on your
spiritual journey: people, books, movies, events, Mother Nature, etc.
Teachers may appear to be negative or positive when you are trapped in
polarity thinking, but, from a transcendent perspective, they are always
perfect. Just what you need to learn from and move on. By the way, we never
get more than we are ready to master. Each challenge presents us with an
opportunity to show our mastery in passing through it.

27. You find a spiritual track that makes sense to you and "speaks to you"
at the most profound levels. Suddenly you are gaining a perspective that you
would never have considered before. You hunger to know more. You read, share
with others, ask questions, and go inside to discover more about who you are
and why you are here.

28. You are moving through learning and personal issues at a rapid pace. You
sense that you are "getting it" quite readily.

Advice: Keep remembering that things will come to you when they are ready to
be healed. Not sooner. Deal with whatever comes up with courage and you will
move through the issues rapidly.

29. Invisible presences. Here is the woo-woo stuff. Some people report
feeling surrounded by beings at night or having the sensation of being
touched or talked to. Often they will wake with a start. Some also feel
their body or bed vibrate. The vibrations are caused by energetic changes
after emotional clearing has taken place.

Advice: This is a sensitive topic, but you may feel better blessing your bed
and space around it before you sleep. I rest assured that I am surrounded
only by the most magnificent spiritual entities and am always safe in God's
care. Sometimes, however, the fear gets to me, and I call in Archangel
Michael and/or Archangel Uriel. I don't beat myself up for being afraid
sometimes. I forgive myself for not always sovereign at 3:00 a.m.

30. Portents, visions, "illusions", numbers, and symbols: Seeing things that
have spiritual importance for you. Noticing how numbers appear
synchronistically in your awareness. Everything has a message if you take
the time to look. I enjoy the experience of "getting the messages." What

31. Increased integrity: You realize that it is time for you to seek and
speak your truth. It suddenly seems important for you to become more
authentic, more yourself. You may have to say "no" to people whom you have
tried to please in the past. You may find it intolerable to stay in a
marriage or job or place that doesn't support who you are. You may also find
there is nowhere to hide, no secrets to keep anymore. Honesty becomes
important in all your relationships.

Advice: Listen to your heart. If your guidance tells you not to do something
speak up and take action. Say "no". Likewise, you must also say "yes" to
that which compels you. You must risk displeasing others without guilt in
order to attain spiritual sovereignty.

32. Harmony with seasons and cycles: You are becoming more tuned to the
seasons, the phases of the moon and natural cycles. More awareness of your
place in the natural world. A stronger connection to the earth.

33. Electrical and mechanical malfunctions: When you are around, light bulbs
flicker, the computer locks up, or the radio goes haywire.

Advice: Call on your angels, guides, or Grace Elohim to fix it or put up a
field of protection of light around the machine. Surround your car with blue
light. Laugh.

34. Increased synchronicity and many small miracles. Look for more of these.

Advice: Synchronistic events tell you if you are heading in the right
direction or making the correct choices. Honor these clues and you cannot go
astray. Spirit uses synchronicity to communicate to you. That's when you
begin to experience daily miracles. See #30.

35. Increased intuitive abilities and altered states of consciousness:
Thinking of someone and immediately hearing from them. More synchronicities.
Having sudden insights about patterns or events from the past. Clairvoyance,
out-of-body experiences, and other psychic phenomena. Intensified
sensitivity and knowing. Awareness of one's essence and that of others.
Channeling angelic and Christ-consciousnes s energies.

36. Communication with Spirit. Contact with angels, spirit guides, and other
divine entities. Channeling. More and more people seem to be given this
opportunity. Feeling inspiration and downloading information that takes form
as writing, painting, ideas, communications, dance, etc.

37. A sense of Oneness with all. A direct experience of this Wholeness.
Transcendent awareness. Being flooded with compassion and love for all life.
Compassionate detachment or unconditional love for all is what lifts us up
to higher levels of consciousness and joy.

38. Moments of joy and bliss. A deep abiding sense of peace and knowing that
you are never alone.

39. Integration: You become emotionally, psychologically, physically, and
spiritually stronger and clearer. You feel as if you are in alignment with
your Higher Self.

40. Living your purpose: You know you are finally doing what you came to
earth for. New skills and gifts are emerging, especially healing ones. Your
life/work experiences are now converging and starting to make sense. You are
finally going to use them all.

Advice: Listen to your heart. Your passion leads you to where you must go.
Go within and ask your Higher Power, "What is it you would have me do?"
Watch for synchronicities. Listen.

41. Feeling closer to animals and plants. To some people, animals now seem
to be more "human" in their behavior. Wild animals are less afraid. Plants
respond to your love and attention more than ever. Some may even have
messages for you.

42. Seeing beings of other dimensions. The veil between dimensions is
thinner, so it is not surprising. Just stay in your sovereignty. You are
more powerful than you can ever imagine, so do not entertain fear. Ask your
guides for help if you slip into fear.

43. Seeing a person's true form or seeing loved ones with a different face
-- past life or parallel life.

44. Physically manifesting thoughts and desires more quickly and efficiently

Advice: Monitor your thoughts. All thoughts are prayers. Be careful what you
ask for.

45. Left -brain fogginess. Your psychic abilities, your intuitive knowing,
your feeling and compassion, your ability to experience your body, your
visioning, your expressiveness all emanate from the right brain. In order
for this side of the brain to develop more fully, the left brain must shut
down a little bit. Normally the left-hemisphere' s capacity for order,
organization, structure, linear sequencing, analysis, evaluation, precision,
focus, problem-solving, and mathematics
dominate our often less-valued right brain.

What results are memory lapses, placing words in the wrong sequence,
inability or no desire to read for very long, inability to focus; forgetting
what you are just about to say; impatience with linear forms of
communication (audio or written formats); a feeling of spaciness, being
scattered; losing interest in research or complex information; feeling
bombarded with words and talk and information; and a reluctance to write.
Sometimes you feel dull and have no interest in analysis, lively
intellectual discussion, or investigation.

On the other hand, you might find yourself drawn to the sensate: videos,
magazines with photos, beautiful artwork, movies, music, sculpting, painting
being with people, dancing, gardening, walking, and other kinesthetic forms
of expression. You may search for spiritual content, even science fiction.

Advice: You may discover that if you allow your heart and your right brain
to lead you, the left will then be activated appropriately to support you.
And someday we will be well-balanced, using both hemispheres with mastery.

46. Dizziness. This occurs when you are ungrounded. Perhaps you have just
cleared a big emotional issue and your body is adjusting to your "lighter"

Advice: Ground yourself by eating protein. Sometimes "comfort food" feels
right. Don't make any food right or wrong for you. Use your guidance to know
what you need at any given moment. Take your shoes off and put your feet in
the grass for a couple of minutes.

47. Falling, having accidents, breaking bones. Your body is not grounded or
perhaps your life is out of balance. Or your body may be telling you to slow
down, examine certain aspects of your life, or heal certain issues. There is
always a message. When I recently broke my ankle, I understand that my ankle
was taking on what I myself refused to deal with. And that was all of the

Advice: Stay grounded by taking your shoes off and putting your feet in the
grass; even better, lie down on the grass without a blanket under you. Feel
the earth beneath you. Get out in nature. Slow down and pay attention. Be
mindful about what you are doing. Feel your feelings when they come up. Stay
in the present. Surround yourself with blue light when you are feeling shaky

49. Heart palpitations. A racing heart usually accompanies a heart opening.
It only lasts for a few moments and means that the heart is re-balancing
itself after an emotional release. I had one episode that terrified me: I
woke up in the middle of the night, my heart pounding. I thought it was
going to come right out of my chest. It only happened once and was, I
understand, a huge heart-chakra opening. But I did check it out. There is
nothing wrong with my heart.

Advice: Remember what I said about getting medical attention when needed.
Consult your doctor about any conditions you are not comfortable with.

50. Faster hair and nail growth. More protein is being used in the body. Too
bad we can't tell the body where to grow the hair and where not to grow it.
(Or can we? Hmmm.)

51. A desire to find your soulmate or twin flame. More than ever before, the
idea that we can have a relationship that matches who we are seems more

Advice: The truth is, we have to be the kind of person we want to attract.
We have to love ourselves and where we are right now before we can attract a
more "perfect" mate. The work begins at home. Here is how I think it works:
Hold the desire for this person in your heart, but without attachment.
Expect that someday you will meet someone who is more suited to you, but let
go of any expectations as to who this will be and how it will happen. Focus
instead on cleaning up your own life and being the kind of person you want
to be. Be happy now. Enjoy your life. Then you may see.....

52. Memories surface. Body memories, suppressed memories, images of past
lives and/or parallel lives. We are healing and integrating all our "selves"
so expect to have some of these experiences.

Advice. Keep in mind that it is best to recall what only what comes to mind,
leave the rest alone, don't analyze everything to death (because you will be
stuck in the tape loop of infinite issues to process), and feel your
feelings as they come up. Ask for help from your guides.

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