What is the first thing you think of when you hear the words spiritual awakening?
Since a very young age, I remember feeling like there was so much more to life than what we see on our physical world. I have clear memories of being a teenager away at summer camp, gazing up at the stars and getting completely lost in them, feeling this incredible pull and attraction to the cosmos that I could not explain or understand at the time.
Born into a military family, I spent most of my childhood moving from one town to the next. I never felt a sense of home, a sense of belonging and stability. Initially I believed that was due to frequent moving, but as I got older and found a physical place of stability – I realized that this sense of longing for a home had nothing to do with an actual physical space here on Earth.
It was then that the concept of being a Starseed entered my life. The Universe has this funny way of placing things into your life to raise your awareness. Initially it started with learning this concept through books and articles, then meeting people who could relate and understand those same feelings of non-belonging. The more research I did, the more I identified with being a Starseed.
I never used to consider myself a spiritual person, partly because I didn’t separate spirituality from religion. However, what I learned as I shifted my own perspective, is that spirituality has nothing to do with religion. A true spiritual awakening takes place when one is able to completely transform and shift their mental framework. It is the ability to raise consciousness to a higher vibration and deep mental awareness.
Spiritual awakening usually happens during a significant life changing event, but can also happen naturally and gradually over time. Essentially we are all spiritual beings having a human expereince, once we open our minds and our hearts, we are then called ‘Home’.
This process looks and feels different for everyone, it may not be the most comfortable or comforting process as you are going through it. You may expereince hyper-sensitivity and heightened awareness, deja-vu, lucid dreaming, synchronicities, feelings of extremes – both happy and painful, un-explainable physical symptoms. You will notice changes in your relationships, you may find that you can no longer relate to certain people, which can initially lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation.
If you identify with this, then know that you are not alone! We are all Starseeds who incarnated on this planet for a specific purpose. This process of spiritual awakening is cyclical and ongoing for as long as you are in this lifetime. Enjoy the ride!