The term "spiritual awakening" is something most of us have encountered in some place or another. Sometimes it is a story of conversion, returning to one's religious roots or experiencing transcendence in meditation.
But what does a spiritual awakening really feel like? Outside of an organized religious context, we rarely ask people about their revelatory experiences -- let alone discuss our own.
HuffPost Religion placed a call out through the anonymous social app, Whisper, to ask users if they had experienced a spiritual awakening and how it changed their life. The responses were diverse and inspiring.
Here are just some of the responses we received:
Check out more on Whisper here.