Spiritual awakening – a topic I absolutely love creating resources for. In this video I talk about the Hermit/Retreat phase of spiritual awakening, the Judgement phase, how the two phases relate to each other, and when it’s time to move beyond these to more mature phases of the spiritual awakening process.
Some time ago, a friend reached out to me for a listening ear. He spoke of how misunderstood he felt as his worldview changed – he was undergoing a spiritual awakening. He began to voraciously read new literature, he found new friends who were exploring the same spiritual and political ideas he was, and much to the chagrin of his family, he felt increasingly alienated from his devoutly religious upbringing. I noticed how strikingly different he looked from the last time I saw him – it was as though his body morphed into a new one, mimicking his inner journey as his mind mutated to accommodate new philosophies and conceptions of reality.
(I should point out that this is quite typical of a spiritual awakening. Inner energetic shifts often result in striking physical/outward changes. New thought forms alter the frequency we broadcast, and because we are, as humans, bio-energetic beings, these new thought forms give new commands to our biological/physical systems. If you are going through an awakening process at the moment, you may find want to check out this page for some support).
Naturally, the first thing I did was ask him for his birth data. I cast his natal chart with his current transits, and there it was: transiting Pluto in Capricorn was closing in on an exact conjunction with his Ascendant, and was opposing his Cancer Mercury. And as if the action of transiting Pluto wasn’t enough, transiting Uranus was also closing in on an exact conjunction with his Aries I.C, and squaring his Moon. Big stuff.
It is with a deep, heartfelt desire to really be of assistance to people going through the spiritual awakening process that I introduce my latest offering: the spiritual awakening mentorship session. Creating genuinely useful resources for folks navigating the spiritual awakening process absolutely lights me up – because I had to navigate my spiritual awakening all on my own. I never really had anyone who I could turn to to explain what was going on.
Stages of Spiritual Awakening
Earlier stages of spiritual awakening tend to coincide with what I call the “stance of opposition”, i.e., the desire to define oneself in opposition to prevailing norms and beliefs. At this stage, individuals undergoing a spiritual awakening tend to more actively eschew and reject beliefs or practices that are perceived as being opposite to their newly expanded vista of awareness.
Later stages of spiritual awakening can be somewhat different. The more one progresses into an expanded awareness, the less one is inclined to define oneself in opposition to prevailing norms, beliefs and practices. The spiritually awakened individual will no doubt make choices which are in truth radically different from these prevailing norms; however, what tends to happen is that these selections are made less from a place of judgement, and less from a place of needing to actively define the self in opposition to prevailing culture.
With so many sources out there, one of the main concerns awakening people have is how they can know whether to trust the veracity of channeled information. How can you be sure if a source or medium is conveying the truth about what has happened in our collective history or what is happening now?
The first thing I’d like to talk about in response to this is the fact that we are attracted to sources of information that we are energetically in resonance with. We attract, or intuit certain kinds and levels of information based on what is in our energetic field. We also attract and intuit certain kinds of information based on the quality of the frequencies that we have come in with on a soul level, and which we have access to in the present because other aspects of our being are familiar with these types of energies and frequencies. So if you are interacting with certain material or information, there is something within you which recognizes it.
Hey: I’m Awake, isn’t fundamentally about energetic frequency patterns, DNA upgrades and activation, or dimensions and densities. It isn’t fundamentally about the planetary grid, intelligence fields, photons, gamma-rays, solar flares, the galactic core, timelines, or the human relationship with our extra-dimensional family. Since the flowering of consciousness is felt at the level of the individual, since the awakening of perception is actually a very “quotidian” sort of thing, and since it all has to do with the actual lives we live every day, this guide is more about how to navigate your individual awakening process with dignity, grace, and impeccable clarity.
Discover in Hey, I’m Awake:
How to gracefully deal with people around you who may not be “on board” with your spiritual awakening.
How to work with your physical body to more effectively manage the energies and information you are integrating.
What relationship changes and disruptions mean, and how to navigate them with a little know-how and savvy.
Let’s face it. Spiritual awakening can be extremely perplexing. (I have a term for it: “Neptunian confusion”). You don’t know what’s really happening to you. You think you know, but there’s always more going on. I’ve wanted to talk about the idea of “going beyond normal” for a long time – specifically how the lightworker becomes confused because he or she doesn’t really understand the implications of stepping into a new vibrational dispensation. The lightworker realizes conceptually that she’s a little different from a lot of other people, but coping with the corollaries of this difference is another kettle of fish…
The fundamental issue is this: the lightworker’s conscious mind doesn’t really comprehend the extent to which his or her energy has altered, so he or she keeps looking toward the familiar, and is perplexed when familiar ways of doing things no longer yield the same results, or fail to work in the way they used to.
I, like many of you reading this, have been an “undercover lightworker” for most my life. I had always been attracted to metaphysical things. By the time I was 11 I took up studying astrology (like, seriously). And, during the course of my teens and approaching my twenties, I read copious amounts of literature on past lives, other planets, the soul’s journey. My thirst for this kind of stuff was insatiable. My grandparents were Anglicans, and, as a child, I would accompany my grandmother to church when I’d spend time with her during my summer holidays. My mother, though a lover of Anglican hymns, wasn’t generally too fussed about church or religion. She was more interested in how pretty the stained glass in churches looked. I suppose she had her own private spirituality that had more to do with enjoying her garden. My stepdad was an odd mix of venturing to explore more eastern meditative practices while at the same time uncomfortable with anything too “woo- woo.”
This topic is really very dear to my heart. I came to Tarot through my own spiritual awakening – I had myself received the deep healing and expansion of perspective that the Tarot helped provide. This brings up something I feel is critical for a truly effective and meaningful Tarot praxis: practitioners of Tarot greatly enrich their own relationship with their healing tool when they experience it first-hand, as “seekers”.
Tarot helped me to understand my own spiritual awakening. My work with the Tarot is an upshot of my own healing process. My work is about helping people to understand, with Tarot, the very confusing and challenging periods of spiritual awakening and initiation into lightwork.
The archetypes of the Tarot speak to universal experiences of spiritual awakening; experiences that are common amongst the collective of lightworkers. From my experience, what lightworkers and those undergoing a spiritual awakening really need for healing is context.
What follows is a short guide. With just a few of the archetypes which spoke most to me in the moment, and which speak to my clients time and time again, I explore how they can help us in coming to terms with the process of individual awakening and spiritual expansion.