This site is mostly concerned with gradual awakening, rather than sudden overnight total transformations, experienced by the likes of Eckhart Tolle or Katie Byron.

It would probably be impossible to list all of the symptoms of a spiritual awakening, but below are some of the main ones I have experienced since my initial awakening.

The difference between having these symptoms before and after an awakening, is that when you’re awakening you know that these changes are associated with the internal shift you’re going through. You can see that the ‘negative’ states of mind and physical problems are being brought to the surface so that they can be healed and dissolved permanently. It is quite an amazing thing to watch an issue totally dissolve before your eyes.



  • Pulsations that move through the body
  • Vibrations
  • Tingling sensations, particularly up the spine and neck
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle twitches or spasms
  • Feeling very light or very heavy
  • Feeling the need to be very still and withdrawn
  • Pains and aches
  • Knots that gradually move up the body, particularly in the chest, back and shoulder areas
  • Swelling headaches
  • Changing sleep patterns
  • Numb mouth
  • Raw, painful feelings in heart and chest area
  • Feeling as though your body is empty
  • Feeling more affinity with other people, animals and plants
  • Feelings of bliss or depression
  • Randomly crying
  • Feeling more grounded in your body
  • Feeling ungrounded and spaced out
  • Feeling like your body is being flooded with energy or broken open



  • Knowing that something has changed inside you
  • Lots of realisations
  • Saying goodbye to yourself and your old life
  • Old issues come to the surface, so there are periods of unconsciousness as you seem to fall back into anxiety/anger etc.
  • Increase in anxiety as you release your attachments
  • When issues are released, there is a decrease in thinking and an increase in feelings of wakefulness. You think less about yourself and less from the ego, i.e. less fear, anxiety, anger, or whatever the issue was before it was released.
  • Caring less about what other people think about you
  • Feeling as though things make sense to you; like you’ve never seen so clearly
  • Difficulty concentrating or increase in your ability to concentrate
  • Surge in creativity
  • Desire to do good in the world
  • Loss of interest in old habits, activities or relationships that aren’t helpful for you
  • Vivid dreams or fewer dreams
  • Reactive patterns of stress or anger completely disappearing
  • Having the sense that something is coming; feeling pregnant with yourself
  • Seeing more coincidences and the ways that the universe is guiding you on your path
  • Stronger intuitions and the sense that some things just aren’t right for you right now
  • Noticing more about your environment, be it through sight, hearing, taste, touch or smell
  • Being more able to recognise when someone is speaking authentically or from their ego
  • Being very content to be on your own
  • A sense of time speeding up or slowing down
  • Feeling like everyone is your friend, but sometimes feeling alone because no one is on your wave length