There are a lot of fantastical signs that you’re having a spiritual awakening. It can seem like a supernatural and uplifting experience that reveals the truth of the universe in a dramatic shift of consciousness.
But not all signs are as straightforward as inner peace or communicating with spiritual beings. Some spiritual awakenings are subtle and build up gradually over time. When this occurs, you’re more likely to miss the signs and not heed your spiritual call.
Here are three weird signs of a spiritual awakening you should be on the lookout for.
1. You’re Experiencing Odd Sensations
A spiritual awakening opens you up to the multiverse, meaning you become aware of the layered reality all around you. Everyone has at least a little psychic ability, but the clairs aren’t always self-evident.
Confusion of the Clairs
Seeing unusual things, clairvoyance, or hearing unusual things, clairaudience, can be rather disorienting to some and mistaken for migraines or mental illness. Always check with your doctor if you’re having visual or auditory experiences that are outside the norm, but if you’re given the all-clear, consider the possibility that it may be your intuition at work.
However, the remaining clairs are often missed entirely. Few have heard of clairgustance, the insight of taste, and clairsalience, the insight of smell. Not surprisingly, there aren’t many spiritual tools that use these clairs either, though cooks and perfumers likely have these abilities without realizing the spiritual qualities of it.
Clairsentience is surprisingly common but primarily situational, so you may have infrequent opportunities to use it. This is where you’re able to sense the energy around you. If you go into a haunted house, you’re likely to be overwhelmed by your intuition telling you to get out. Those with stronger clairsentience are better able to predict physical danger coming their way or identify the nuances of environmental spiritual activity.
Clairtangency is similar as it’s an insight of touch. However, you would need to physically touch an object or person to activate it. Many professional psychics have this because they can make readings from objects people give them or by touching their hands for palmistry. The exchanging of tarot cards can also affect divination outcomes too.
How to Be Aware of the Clairs
Depending on your lifestyle and particular spiritual gifts, your psychic abilities might not manifest as you would expect. You may have also pushed away these gifts at a younger age, so they may not be developed enough to recognize beyond a subtle impression in your life.
However, all psychic abilities can grow in strength over time, especially if you work on them after your spiritual awakening. If you suspect that you’re experiencing unusual sensations which can’t be attributed to health concerns, try experimenting with potential clairs using your intuition.
2. Life Routines are in Turmoil
Your subconscious and unconscious mind can alter your normal routines because of spiritual influences. When this happens, you might be frustrated by your lack of control over habits you previously had no issue with.
For example, a spirit guide may be trying to communicate with you, but you’re ignoring them. They might become frustrated and try to change your routine so you’ll notice their attempts to reach out.
This usually comes in the form of sleep because of dreams, but depression, anxiety, mania, or euphoria are also likely. Your spirit guide will often use spiritual energy to influence your emotions and this can manifest into unexpected habits.
You should take these attempts to communicate seriously. When someone has a spiritual awakening, they often activate psychic abilities and can inadvertently attract a lot of negative energy and spirits. This could put them in danger. Spirit guides can and will use any method they can to reach out to you, even if it seems a bit drastic.
That means not all habit changes are because of a good spirit trying to reach out to you. An evil spirit may be trying to possess you because you’re spiritually open and not aware of it.
A New Perspective
However, it might not be your spirit guides or negative spirits at all. Your spiritual awakening, despite being gradual and subtle, could have resulted in a change of perspective which is causing you to sabotage your current life in search of your true purpose.
If you’re acting out of character, try meditating or journaling to introspect and better understand what’s really going on in your mind. Be gentle in your approach, because we all lie to ourselves when we’re uncomfortable, but thorough.
Apply your intuition and brainstorm why you do the things you do if your introspection comes up blank. If that answer sounds right, then investigate how those actions provide greater meaning. A spiritual awakening is a re-alignment or affirmation of purpose, so if you’re going through one, then you’ll feel a powerful and divine energy at work in your life.
3. Being a Witness to Irony
If you pay attention to celebrities or public figures who seem to have had a spiritual awakening, then you’ll notice something curious: they always seem to be the people you would least expect to become enlightened, such as Kanye West.
But this is true with normal people in our lives who we’re a little ashamed or frustrated to know, yet they undergo this renewal of spirit which seems in contrast to who they were previously.
The Fool Begins a Journey
Within the deck of the tarot, we have the Major Arcana and many readers often look at the progression of those cards as a hero story starting with “The Fool.” This concept is symbolic and inherent within Western culture.
There’s usually a trickster figure in mythology that illuminates truth and ushers in a journey, such as Jacob in Christianity or Loki in Norse paganism. These tricksters are fools and an object of ridicule, though serve a necessary function in revealing and even aiding others in embarking on a new path.
Spirituality on the Margins
We live in a culture that’s in love with pop science and materialism. Many shame those who become spiritually enlightened. That’s where the fool comes in to point out the hypocrisy and immoral nature of a situation.
But these fools, who were once objects of ridicule, are dangerous because they speak truth to power. They’re aware of why the system is broken, and their spiritual journey is about them coming to terms with this observation.
And when they illuminate others because of their journey, they can potentially flip the upside-down world right side up again, either through the testament of how they live their lives or what they share with others, like art.
Accepting the Role of a Fool
A lot of people who are witnesses to irony may not like their spiritual awakening. It’s usually a call to endanger yourself for the sake of your divine calling. You will be forced to humble yourself by admitting you were wrong and drastically change your life to re-align with the truth. Some will try but ultimately fail.
But as in the Major Arcana, The Fool’s journey is painful and dramatic, yet ends in a brighter world. It’s a journey that’s worth taking and a spiritual awakening worth accepting.
There are many signs of a spiritual awakening that you may experience, but the three I mentioned above, the presence of clairs, a change in perspective, and the fool’s journey, are easily mistaken because of their subtle nature.
This subtle spiritual calling could be because you’ve repressed your spirituality in some way or it has been suppressed by your environment. It could also be due to a lack of introspection or that you’re on the journey of the fool.
Regardless of the reasons for subtle signs, you should be on the lookout for them if you haven’t experienced the more traditional and obvious supernatural ones you’ve likely already heard about. Have patience, and you too will be able to recognize and grow from your spiritual awakening.