Spiritual awakening can happen when one has climbed up the mountain of self-growth and has reached what Maslow calls "self-actualization," Carl Jung calls "individuation," and other psychologists call "a fully functioning human being" or "a complete self." This is an internal sense of transformation that happens, making the experience a personal and unique one to the individual. The purpose of this article is to focus on some of the symptoms that people experiencing this state of transformation report having. For further understanding of the relationship between biology and spirituality, there are a few links at the end of this article you can go to.
Listed below are signs of spiritual awakening reported by those who have experienced it. It is important to note that these symptoms will eventually fade away after one adjusts to this phase of transformation.
- More flows of energy interspersed with a few days of pure fatigue and the need to recuperate.
If you feel like someone who has been through spiritual transformation or is going through one, surround yourself with peaceful, aware, positive, healthy, and supportive people and circumstances. It is extremely important to take good care of yourself, be gentle with yourself, and pay attention to removing yourself from toxic situations and relationships. If there are physical or emotional issues that need an expert's advice, don't shy away from getting help from them.
Sources for further research:
 Marc Kaufman, "Meditation Gives Brain a Charge, Study Finds." The Washington Post, 3 Jan 2005. Link.
 "Is This Your Brain on God?" NPR. Link.
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD
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