Most people associate a spiritual breakthrough with religion. If you google it, you’ll find a lot of posts about finding God and being saved. But that’s not what I want to write about.
When I talk about a spiritual breakthrough, I’m talking about something else…
I’m talking about a profound shift in one’s consciousness and understanding of oneself and the world around them.
A spiritual breakthrough is a process of awakening that allows you to discover a deeper sense of purpose.
You might even say that it’s an experience that transcends the physical realm.
For many people, their spiritual breakthrough is part of their personal journey – their spiritual journey in fact.
And the purpose of that journey?
Self-discovery. Self-awareness. Insight.
To break free of limiting beliefs and patterns. To expand your consciousness and connect with your true self.
If you’re interested in getting started on your spiritual journey, there’s actually an amazing online masterclass that you can take with shaman Rudá Iandê, but we’ll get to that later…
First, let’s take a look at the 12 signs of a spiritual breakthrough:
1) Increased self-awareness
One of the most common signs of a spiritual breakthrough is when you have an increased awareness of who you are.
It’s like suddenly, you see the world around you with new eyes – you have a deeper understanding of your thoughts and feelings and where they come from.
What’s more, you’re very much aware of the impact your actions have on the people around you as well as the Earth.
You can identify patterns in your behavior or thoughts (such as negative beliefs) that could be holding you back so that you can make the necessary changes.
All in all, through self-awareness, you can start to cultivate a more conscious approach to life in which you align your thoughts and feelings with your values and goals.
Sounds good right?
2) Heightened sense of intuition
I believe that we all have a sense of intuition to some degree.
The thing is that a lot of people tend to ignore their intuition, preferring to rely on “hard evidence” – what they can see and what they know to be true.
What happens to many people when they have a spiritual breakthrough is that their sense of intuition becomes so strong, that they can no longer ignore it.
So what about this sense of intuition?
Well, it’s that gut feeling that tells you whether or not you can trust someone… It’s an inner knowing that guides you through life to make the right decisions as you face various challenges.
Trust me, it’s worth listening to what your intuition is telling you.
3) Release of negative patterns
Negative patterns are the worst! And like all bad things, they can be extremely hard to get rid of.
You get so used to them with time that it feels like they’re part of you – from certain behaviors (like smoking) to limiting beliefs (I’m no good at anything; I’ll never succeed…) to any other behaviors and thought processes that serve no good purpose and can only be harmful and destructive to you and to others.
But there is good news!
Once you have a spiritual breakthrough, you’re finally able to let go of those negative patterns.
It’s like you’re finally free of all those negative thoughts and behaviors that have been holding you back. You no longer need them.
You can finally breathe…
4) Greater sense of empathy and compassion
Maybe you were already pretty empathetic and compassionate before, maybe you weren’t.
But once you have a breakthrough, you’ll realize how we’re all connected – humans, animals, plants… all living organisms.
And you’ll no longer be able to see someone suffer without it affecting you and wanting to do something about it.
For example, if you see someone hungry and cold on the street, you’ll buy them a warm meal and even go home to look for some old clothes and blankets to bring back to them. And if that means that you’ll be late for work or something, so be it. The way you see it, this is a person who needs help and you can provide it, there’s nothing more important than that.
And if you see a dog hurt by the side of the road, you’ll stop. You’ll put it in your car and take it to the vet. Then you’ll take it home and nurse back to health and make sure you find it a good home.
In short: You’ll find yourself more open to the experiences of others, more willing to listen and understand, and more inclined to act with kindness and compassion.
5) Sense of purpose
A lot of people go on spiritual journeys because they’re looking for the meaning of life or at the very least, a sense of purpose.
They want to know what they were put on this Earth to do… I guess most of us feel this way, though we don’t necessarily do anything about it.
Without a purpose, we just wander the Earth, going from one thing to another, trying to make sense of it all and find fulfillment. We often end up feeling unsatisfied and empty inside.
That’s why it’s so great to have a spiritual breakthrough! It means that you’ll finally have clarity – you’ll know what your purpose in life is and you can finally start working towards it.
6) Expanded consciousness
So what exactly does that mean?
It means that you have an awareness that goes beyond your immediate surroundings.
You see, an expanded consciousness allows you to see the “bigger picture” and to recognize the interconnectedness of all things. You. The ant walking on the ground next to you. The tree providing shade for you and the ant…
In fact, many people who have experienced a spiritual breakthrough describe having a feeling of oneness with all living things. They understand how they’re just a tiny little speck in an infinite universe.
But that doesn’t scare them.
On the contrary, it gives them a feeling of inner peace. Speaking of which…
7) Feeling of inner peace
Even if you’ve spent your whole life worrying and being anxious, once you have a spiritual breakthrough, all that will stop.
No more worries. Hakuna matata.
All of a sudden, you’ll experience inner peace and calm, even in the face of a difficult situation.
Sounds like something worth working toward. Wouldn’t you agree?
8) Increased creativity
Here’s the thing, when you have a spiritual breakthrough, it’s like you’ve been set free from the prison that is your own mind.
And the result?
Quite often, it is an increase in creativity.
You’ll find yourself inspired to – paint, write, sculpt, write music… Your imagination will run wild and you’ll be inspired to express yourself in new ways.
9) Feeling of gratitude
Since a spiritual breakthrough lets you see things from a new perspective, chances are that you’ll have a greater appreciation for life.
You’ll realize how lucky you are to have the people you love in your life and you’ll recognize that each day is a blessing.
And do you know what?
I think we should all take the time to practice gratitude because it leads to a more optimistic attitude in life and greater levels of happiness.
10) Improved relationships
The self-awareness, empathy, and compassion, expanded consciousness… All these things that happen when someone has a spiritual breakthrough mean that you are a more understanding, patient, and tolerant person.
Your increased self-awareness has helped you work on any behaviors that might have been an obstacle to having more meaningful relationships.
Your increased sense of empathy and compassion means that you’ve become more attuned to the feelings of others.
Overall, you’re more mindful of how people feel and how you communicate with them, and that means that your relationships with your family and friends, as well as your co-workers and even complete strangers, have transformed for the better.
11) Heightened energy
So, why the energy?
Because, in a way, it’s like you were asleep all this time and after experiencing a breakthrough, you’re finally awake. You feel energized and more alive than ever.
You see things more clearly and you’ve found your purpose. As a result, you feel motivated and you’re ready to get things done!
It’s like suddenly, you’ve found that same excitement and enthusiasm for life that you had as a child.
That sounds pretty amazing to me, I’d sure like to feel like that again…
12) Greater clarity
Finally, now that you understand yourself better and you know what your purpose in life is, you have a greater sense of clarity.
You know what you want and you know how to get it.
What’s more, you’re more focused than you’ve ever been. Your mind doesn’t wander any more, it’s still, it’s calm…
How to experience a spiritual breakthrough
So, you’ve decided that you’d like to go on a spiritual journey in the hope of having a breakthrough.
But where do you even start with such a big undertaking?
Yoga? Meditation? Reading up on spiritual breakthroughs?
Sure, you could do that. But I think you’re gonna need some guidance to really understand the meaning of a spiritual journey and what that really implies.
That’s why I think Rudá Iandê’s masterclass Free Your Mind could be just the thing you’re looking for.
Rudá’s goal is to help people experience a spiritual breakthrough so that they can finally get rid of their limiting beliefs and realize their full potential as human beings. According to Rudá, not only do we inherit our names from our parents, but also their “beliefs and expectations”.
In his video, he also explains how so many of us fall into the trap of “toxic spirituality”.
You see, Rudá got interested in spirituality when he was about 15 years old and he studied everything he could get access to related to spirituality.
Now, you’d think that’s how he had his spiritual breakthrough, but it wasn’t.
Instead of a breakthrough, he found himself in his 20s, full of knowledge on spirituality and yet completely lost. He was totally disconnected from his body, his emotions, and his personal power.
It was only when he found shamanism some years later that he was able to have a breakthrough, and now his goal is to help others do the same.
By practicing the techniques taught in his masterclass, you’ll experience a spiritual breakthrough characterized by a greater sense of self-awareness, heightened intuition, release of negative patterns, increased empathy and compassion, and a sense of interconnectedness with the world.
And don’t worry, unlike some other self-professed gurus out there, Rudá doesn’t tell you what to do.
Instead, as he put it, “A true shaman will open the door for you and let you explore, challenging you, inspiring you to find your own answers, to think and discover by yourself. And most importantly, a true shaman won’t try to shape you to fit into any sort of expectations.
A shaman will teach you how to respect and cultivate your own nature so it can bloom, bring into the world the wisdom – the beauty the medicine that resides in your soul which comes from your DNA and belongs only to you.”
So if you’re sick of being told what to think and how to be spiritual, you definitely need to listen to what he has to say.
In his class, you’ll learn different techniques that will help you tap into your intuition and your inner wisdom more easily.
Breathwork and other practices taught in the class will help you release emotional blockages and negative thought patterns, paving the way for greater inner peace and fulfillment.
Overall, I think that Free Your Mind can be a powerful tool for anyone that’s looking to experience a spiritual breakthrough.