What Is Spiritual Awakening And What Can It Do For You?
There are 24 hours in a day and on average, about 15 to 16 hours of it are spent with us being physically awake. Every person sleeps for about 6-8 hours, others, for less. And because the number of hours we spend being awake very obviously outnumbers the hours we spend asleep, we are more prone to letting anxiety stressors in.
The more time we spend letting these stressors control us, the more we open ourselves to tendencies to worry and be worn down physically, mentally and emotionally.
Are We Really “Aware”?
But what if we tell you that it’s possible you are aware of your surroundings, but are not really aware? We know. This sounds like a bit of a foolish declaration. However, we cannot deny the fact that this is true for most, if not all of us.
Our bodies can create the illusion that it’s fully conscious. Eyes open, senses engaged. Yet we do not feel like we are present, nor do we feel like we are in the moment. We may be busy doing work, and are busy socializing, keeping ourselves occupied. Still, a part of us tells us that we aren’t as awake as we think ourselves to be. Something is in snoozeville and it’s keeping us from achieving our full potential.
The “What” Of Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening is NOT Enlightenment. Many confuse the two and we don’t want you to make the same mistake. Spiritual awakening is being able to truly see yourself and the world with eyes that are conscious and aware. Furthermore, it is to see with purpose and positivity. It isn’t intellectual, which leans more towards Enlightenment.
It is being consciously and constantly aware that your consciousness, your mind and emotions, your body and its surroundings. It is bringing yourself to the acceptance of the fact that these can be united and should not be treated as separate entities, and that you wield the power to control them as one.
Also, Spiritual Awakening is being consciously and constantly aware that your consciousness, your mind and emotions, your body and its surroundings. It is bringing yourself to the acceptance of the fact that these can be united and should not be treated as separate entities, and that you wield the power to control them as one.
Likewise, it is an inner awareness that transcends and translates into a higher conscious of the self and of the world around you.
Why, Then, Should We Strive For Spiritual Awakening?
The concept might be new to us. We might believe that this is of no use to us and therefore does not give us any benefit whatsoever. Some might even be incredulous about the idea of it because of the word “spiritual”. No, this isn’t something religious, just to assure you now.
Here is a powerful practice that can be achieved through meditation, acceptance, letting go, and taking care of yourself. You’ve already learned in our past articles about these concepts but the last one. Taking care of ourselves? Really? Isn’t spiritual awakening a spiritual journey. Yes, it is. And when your internal physical systems are taken care of, it helps strengthen you and provide you with the energy to get in touch with your consciousness and your spiritual prowess.
To add, it doesn’t happen at once, at a single time. Spiritual Awakening occurs after a period of time of being able to practice the four concepts mentioned earlier. It’s a journey and you have to travel far enough to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. And even then, the journey will continue on.
Let your mind be wrapped around the truth that we live not only in a physical realm, and that much of the battles we face can we tackled first through the spiritual dimension.