To be enlightened is to spiritually awaken, many who have gone through this process share similar paths and proceed through similar stages.
As with most subjects on spirituality, spiritual enlightenment can be complex and there is never a concise description.
The best way to describe it would be when one has reached a new level of freedom, truth, understanding of life, and to know oneself.
When people go through spiritual enlightenment, they experience big change within themselves, though we all have our own unique type of experiences. However, there are some signs that we all have in common.
The perception of how we see things are distorted, one example would be the illusion of how society perceives things, consumerism, etc. Some call it the trap of being in the matrix.
To attain spiritual enlightenment is to see through all the illusion and to be aware of one’s spirituality and soul.
Listed below are signs of enlightenment, which are some of the most common experiences many of us go through.
Going Back To Your Childhood And Your Relationship With Your Parents
People who go through big spiritual transformation tend to revisit their childhood memories. Many of us have childhood traumas, and our soul wants to heal those memories.
These memories are foundations of who we are and sometimes how we perceive the world, so we have to go back and reexamine the foundations and fix any cracks that are present.
More than anything we have to build stronger and healthier relationships with our families, especially as our parents have played a major role in what we have come to be today.
By healing old wounds we showcase immense strength and maturity, which is one of the major steps to one’s personal awakening, this in turn leads to spiritual enlightenment.
Signs Of Enlightenment: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Bubble
While going through life and growing up, we tend to create a life we are comfortable in. Some like to call it the comfort bubble.
It is very unhealthy to be in this comfort bubble, it cripples our experience of the world we inhabit.
There has to come a time when we have to be bold and venture out of our nest and go into the unknown, we have to ground ourselves and obtain a place in this world.
The moment we take the steps and explore the world and we remove ourselves from being confined within this comfort bubble, we begin to grow in a way that was not possible before.
This is one of those steps we have to take to experience growth on the path of enlightenment.
Removing Dysfunctional Relationships
We often hear about people, that despite knowing the truth, stay in relationships that are clearly not working, and they try to justify their decisions.
This is clear deception, and as mentioned above feeding yourself the illusion and your soul knows better.
this negates self-growth and many other dysfunctional habits you have in your life.
It’s important to have a positive influence in your life, we tend to absorb all interactions we have with people around us.
One of the major steps towards spiritual enlightenment is to distinguish relationships that are unhealthy. You can do this by using your acquired spiritual knowledge.
Removing these unhealthy relationships helps you immensely towards your spiritual awakening.
Being Aware Of Your Health
For some spiritually conscious people, health seems to be the last thing on their minds. Because most spiritual topics tend to revolve around mental health.
Thus we forget and don’t understand the blessing of good health.
This topic becomes important when our health has become a major problem in our life, and we understand how important is to be healthy when it’s too late.
For those who understand the major role health plays in their life, they tend to take action to maintain it by exercising, eating a healthy vegan diet—they are the minority.
One of the paths to enlightenment is to realize that health plays an important role.
Have Room To Learn
There are few people in this world who always have the willingness to learn something new from their experience in life.
These people have the desire to understand the complexities of life and the world. They are dynamic and adaptable and are open to learning new things, it fills them with pleasure doing it.
Learning is part of evolution, which complies with the nature of our life. Those who show bravery to learn and a burning passion to create their own reality are much closer to acquiring spiritual enlightenment.
Many of us are subject to our own self -sabotage and we tend to practice these self-defeatist beliefs that only stop our own growth.
One of the major signs of enlightenment is to be aware that our emotions and thoughts are very powerful.
The one who is engulfed in a negative state of mind, won’t be able to experience joy and happiness no matter how beautiful they try to make their life.
Those who are true to themselves and only seek opportunities for joy in every experience can truly be open to spiritual enlightenment.
Knowing The Significance Of Life
If you were to ask most people about the work they do, most would likely complain about how much they hate it.
If you don’t like the work you do, then why not do something you love instead?
But, most people work in very stressful environments that deprives them of any joy or creativity.
Their only reason to keep doing what they do is to get their next paycheck.
Usually when one chooses money in a career. This can lead to material wealth, but it may deprive them of joy.
Instead, we should allow ourselves to understand that whatever we choose as long as we are happy doing it. If it brings you immense pleasure, then the money will come.
When you understand what’s really important to you and your spiritual growth. And you are always seeking joyous experiences wherever life takes you, then you have built enough understanding to move towards spiritual enlightenment.
These are the most common signs of enlightenment.