14 signs you’re on the brink of a significant life transformation

A spiritual awakening is the impetus for a significant life transformation. You begin to see everything in a new light and understand deep truths that have eluded you before.

That’s because you become aware of your authentic self during a spiritual awakening and connect with a higher consciousness. This causes a significant shift in your perspective and the trajectory of your personal growth.

This process can help you feel a stronger connection to the world around you, much like opening a door to a musty room that’s been sealed up for far too long. 

Many people say spiritual enlightenment has brought them peace and happiness, and greatly enriched their lives. It has just as profound an effect on how we live our mundane lives as it does on our inner spiritual world.

Increased sensitivity to your environment is one clue that you’re undergoing a spiritual awakening.   

1) Increased sensitivity

Increased sensitivity during spiritual awakening is pretty much what it sounds like.  It can make your senses more keen, and promote a deeper understanding of the emotions, both internal and external, swirling around you. 

While hypersensitivity to positive energies like love and friendship is nothing short of a delight, there’s still the other side of the coin to be dealt with.  

Your emotional radar is set to high, so any sort of negative behavior will hit you particularly hard. Hanging around low-vibe, hermy people could prove hard to take.

Time in the great outdoors is just what you need. A little nature break can help you ground and balance those chaotic vibes. 

2) Heightened senses

During a spiritual awakening, your senses are heightened so you’re probably more aware of the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Colors may seem more vibrant, sounds richer and more nuanced, and you may be particularly sensitive to scent.

Your heightened senses help you feel a deeper connection to the natural world. During a spiritual life transformation, there is no bad time to go outside in nature. 

You may find your intuition becoming stronger during this time, allowing you to trust your instincts, maybe for the first time ever, and make thoughtful decisions about your life that resonate with your true self.

Embrace these heightened sensory experiences! It’s like seeing “The Wizard of Oz” switch from black and white to color for the first time. The energy is electric! 

3) Powerful energy shifts 

During a spiritual awakening, you may find yourself experiencing very intense energy shifts. These shifts can pack a punch and create significant physical changes in your body. 

You might feel energy pulsing through your body or even experience a sensation of heaviness. Intense energy shifts during a spiritual awakening can even cause physical discomfort.

These energy shifts can also wreak havoc with your sleep patterns, disrupting how long and how well you sleep. 

4) Odd sleeping patterns  

During a spiritual awakening, changes in your sleep patterns are pretty much a given. Insomnia is quite common, as is having trouble falling asleep. You may repeatedly wake up during the night or experience super vivid dreams that seem eerily real.

These sleep disruptions are caused by the energetic shifts within your body during this time of spiritual evolution. Your body is working to adjust to new vibrations and your roller coaster emotions, which can definitely mess with your proficiency to get some shut-eye.

5) Roller coaster emotions

It’s par for the course to experience emotional ups and downs during a spiritual awakening. Your emotions may be all over the place – happy, sad, and everything in between. These emotional growing pains are as intense as they are unpredictable.

This is a normal part of the spiritual awakening process. Your former beliefs and behaviors are being challenged, and that can drudge up all sorts of emotions.

Accepting these emotional ups and downs as part of the process and allowing yourself to immerse yourself in your emotions helps you navigate your journey through this phase of spiritual awakening.

6) Heavy one minute, light the next 

During a spiritual awakening, you may experience a sensation of bodily heaviness or lightness. These symptoms are usually accompanied by other fun side effects like fatigue and brain fog.

Once again, even though some symptoms of spiritual awakening are borderline disturbing at times, it’s all just part of your transformative process that’s gifting you with spiritual growth. 

Yep. Even the pounding headaches. 

7) Intense headaches

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Intense headaches are another typical manifestation of spiritual awakening. Sometimes, they are so severe that your headaches make you nauseous or dizzy.

The fluctuations in body temperature and hot flashes that are also common during spiritual awakening also contribute to the occurrence of intense headaches as well.

Your appetite is affected by your spiritual life transformation as well. 

8) Changes in appetite

Energy shifts in your body, as it adjusts to its new reality, can cause changes in your appetite and your palate. Some people may feel the desire to eat healthy, while others crave stick-to-the-ribs comfort foods.

Digestive disturbances are also common as the body adjusts to these energetic changes. 

Physical changes, including exhaustion, all reflect the transformation occurring on a spiritual level and are part of your awakening. 

9) Oh-so-tired

Fatigue is a typical physical symptom that often manifests during spiritual awakening. 

Your body needs extra rest to restore itself as it goes through this life transformation. It’s not unusual to feel physically drained during this time.

So, if your sleep patterns are a mess and you’re more tired than usual, you could be experiencing a spiritual awakening.

Listen to your body. It knows what you need. Allow yourself to rest and rejuvenate as necessary. This fatigue is just a temporary temporary part of the process as you continue on your spiritual journey.

You are more empathic while you’re on this journey. Allow that empathy to extend to yourself.  

10) More empathy

Are you all up in your feels? You could be undergoing a spiritual awakening if you experience increased empathy towards other people. 

You may feel more connected to those people around you, and you quite literally feel their pain and their struggles impact you deeply.

A heightened sense of empathy promotes the understanding of others on a deeper level. It prods you to offer kindness or support to others when needed. 

You may also feel a greater sense of compassion towards all living creatures.

When you’re undergoing a spiritual awakening, you begin to recognize that every living thing has worth and value, and that all are deserving of love and understanding. 

This change in your perspective can inspire you to perform act with kindness and selflessness because you want to make a positive impact wherever you can.

11) Shifting values

There is often a seismic shift in values and beliefs during significant life transformation, so the way you perceive the world may change. 

You may question your current beliefs and ideas and find them lacking. Because of this, you could be drawn to a new spiritual path or lifestyle.

People experiencing a spiritual awakening prioritize values like love, kindness, and compassion over materialistic goals. This shift can provide a deeper understanding of yourself and spark a desire to live your life aligned with your true values.

Welcome these changes with an open heart and mind while you adjust to your new values system. Your heightened intuition will show you the way.

12) Increased Intuition 

During a spiritual awakening, your intuition becomes laser-sharp. You might begin to have strong gut feelings about the people or choices you should make in your life. 

Trusting your instincts can guide you to make the best decisions and navigate the inevitable challenges of life with more ease. 

Thanks to your heightened intuition, you can connect with others on a deeper level, as you become more in sync with their emotions and thoughts. 

Your increased empathy and intuition allow you to extend support and compassion to those around you. You’re building stronger interpersonal relationships based on high-vibration emotions such as compassion and love as you search for meaning in your life. 

13) The search for meaning 

While experiencing a spiritual awakening, you may have a deep desire to find meaning in your life. This may result from questioning the meaning of your existence and an irresistible urge to align with your true purpose.

You’re searching for a sense of fulfillment and want to impact the world in a meaningful way. So you’re examining your values and beliefs more deeply, discovering what matters to you most.

This stage of your life transformation is exciting yet challenging as it involves a great deal of self-reflection, and releasing old patterns that no longer serve you. 

14) Releasing old patterns

During a spiritual awakening, letting go of outmoded patterns and beliefs is a vital component of your spiritual transformation and growth. 

By releasing these old patterns, you make room for new perspectives and possibilities to emerge.

Through this process of spiritual awakening, you can find inner peace, align with your higher self, and enjoy the fruits of a more authentic and purposeful life.

Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden lives in a New England forest paradise with her cats, kid, and trusty laptop. She has been writing since age 8 and is such a pack rat she can back that up with physical evidence. Music is her solace and words are her drug, so her house is strewn with records and books. Watch your step.

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