It's likely you already realize that life is eternal and that this lifetime is one among many. Before we reincarnate, our soul usually makes a number of decisions about what this lifetime will hold, and agrees them with the beings who support us. Here are eight things you likely agreed to before you were born, and some reasons why you might have agreed to them.
To Be Here
You agreed to embark on a new lifetime of learning and experience before you were born. You wouldn't be on Earth if you hadn't agreed to incarnate here. There are other third density planets in the universe, but you chose to incarnate on Earth. Your soul was aware of what a human life would entail and accepted challenge. Therefore, one thing's for sure, you agreed to be a human again (or for the first time), before you were even born.
To Both The Positive And The Negative
Anxiety can begin to surface during spiritual awakening. This anxiety is partly due to the information we uncover changing our perceptions, partly the disintegration of the self, and because the subconscious mind is bringing up anything and everything we have neglected to heal.
Some people have a beautiful and peaceful awakening, and that's wonderful. In my experience however, I have found that the majority go through some sort of dark or anxious transition process. This phase in our spiritual awakening can last for weeks, months or even several years; depending on the strength of our deep-rooted 3D beliefs, dependency on 3D reality and the amount of subconscious healing (inner work) required.
If you are going through the anxiety phase of spiritual awakening, I want you to know that you are not alone, that it is a necessary transition and that you will emerge from it, stronger than ever before.
What Causes Anxiety During Spiritual Awakening?
The art of transcending is key to a peaceful mind. To 'transcend', means to 'go beyond' or 'go further than'. We might consider going beyond or further than our usual thought processes, our deep-rooted perceptions and beliefs. In a moment, I'll give you examples of things, situations, concepts and aspects of life, that we might want to transcend, bringing you a surprising amount of inner peace in a relatively short time.
We react in certain ways in various situations, ways typical to us as individuals. Our usual emotions arise when someone is being disagreeable, we might adopt typical behaviors when facing a challenge, perhaps we make assumptions based on our deep-rooted belief systems, and perceive others around us in the same old ways we always have. All these have energetic consequences for us, so perhaps we can perceive things a little differently?
Do you feel like there is less and less time in the day? That time is speeding up and you're unable to perform as many tasks within 24 hours? Well, you're not alone.
Many feel like there are now only approximately 16 hours in a day. Here I explain both the logical and spiritual reasons why this may be.
Can We Put It Down To Aging?
One explanation for this is that as we age, we remember less information. As children grown up, they are like little sponges, soaking up huge amounts information that we as adults don't even think about. Take physics as an example; 'What happens when I drop a ball?' well, it goes down, it bounces or doesn't bounce depending on what it's made from. As we grow older, we already know more and more of the causes and the resulting effects that occur in our reality, not just physics, but social, economical, lifestyle, health aspects and more. Therefore, there is less information to absorb. This results in time seemingly speeding up, because when we look back, we subconsciously we perceive less new information, sensing a shorter passage of time.
You may have had it easy, experiencing a gradual and beautiful spiritual awakening. Many however, experience a sudden awakening with accelerated stages of progression. Causes of spiritual awakening include; a sudden event (often traumatic), an accumulation of stressful circumstances, discovering new information that blows the mind wide open, or experiencing a paranormal event resulting in profound realizations about the true nature of reality.
When we have a spiritual awakening, we discover a myriad of truths such as the metaphysical nature of reality and the true nature of our infinite, immortal selves. Stages of awakening are phases through which we progress, and the order of the stages can vary.
Stages of Spiritual Awakening
The Shock Stage
During spiritual awakening our ego begins to break down. The ego is our all-encompassing sense of self, our self esteem, self image, how we perceive ourselves and our relationship with the world, it is our human self in this lifetime. If we experience a revelation, for example, that our reality is energetic and information-based rather physical, this can affect our concept of who and what we are. The ego therefore suffers.
Events such as, seeing an apparition, having an out of body experience or receiving spirit contact via a medium; can change everything - does this mean none of us ever truly die? These kinds of sweeping changes within the psyche impact our concept of self, causing the ego to feel very unsafe indeed. It's like knocking the legs out from under a table. The ego construct is built upon a series of beliefs and perceptions. Many of these are taken away, leaving us wondering, who or what am I?
Extrasensory perception or ESP refers to our natural god-given senses, outside of our normal five human senses. These senses are developing among many of us as we evolve and ascend. We may not realize we possess extrasensory perception, so the following 17 signs will help you to know for sure.
1. Intuitively Knowing What's Going To Happen
This may happen more than you think. You 'just know' what an outcome will be, or you have a 'gut feeling' about the near future. You are reading the timeline ahead. We are 'one' with creation and being totally immersed in its energy, we read the information it contains, past, present or future. This is often felt as a sense of knowing (or claircognizance) or as mental images (clairvoyance) about what is coming up, both are forms of extrasensory perception.
2. Intuitively Knowing The Right Or Best Thing To Do
Many people experience loneliness during spiritual awakening.
Spiritual awakening causes us to feel lonely because we suddenly find that our perceptions are out of alignment with others. We can't seem to relate to our friends and family anymore. Priorities suddenly change, for example, we may want to quit watching fear-mongering news or meaningless entertainment on television, leaving a void when we try to relate to people we would usually talk to about these things.
We start to suspect that our system is controlled from the shadows, but many people are not willing to hear such information and it can be frustrating. We might not be able to relate to our workmates anymore if we start to view our job role as somewhat meaningless or unethical; it may still be very important to our colleagues.
If we are unable to relate to others, we can find ourselves stuck for something to say, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Logical, left brained, decisions are great indeed, especially when used together with intuition. There are certain times in life however, when using intuition on its own is the best option. Intuition is that feeling we get, that sense of knowing about the best action to take or the optimal way to go. We sense it via a gut feeling, or a knowing led by the heart. Using intuition is all about making those decisions that just feel right, they feel good, filling you with enthusiasm.
Times when you should rely on your intuition:
1. If You Are Mostly Making Logical Decisions And Things Are Not Turning Out For The Best
Logical, left brained decisions are of the human self, of the thinking mind. This is deeply rooted in our three-dimensional reality, of the ego. Intuition however, is of the soul. When we use our intuition we are getting in touch with our soul, understanding the needs of our true self, using our divine compass.
If you notice you are making primarily logical decisions in life, weighing up the pros and cons, and taking action based on equations you make for yourself; stop and try using your intuition. What feels good? What feels right? Here we are deciding less, and feeling more.
2. If You're Looking For A Purpose In Life
When we start to meditate for the first time, we can experience certain side effects. These effects are ultimately all positive in nature even though they can seem a little strange or overwhelming at first. As the weeks go on, side effects can magnify a little bit before they begin to pass. I always recommend daily meditation for at least 20 minutes or as much as you are able. One hour's meditation per day is optimal, if you can make time for it during your busy schedule.
Side Effects Of Meditation
This is a common side effect of meditation. Many who begin to meditate for the first time experience mild to moderate headaches. These headaches may come on during meditation and last for hours afterwards.
When we meditate, our pineal gland gets a workout that it is not used to. The pineal gland is a gland situated in the centre of the brain, and consists of rods, cones and water just like a real eye. Hence the pineal gland is also known as the third eye. When we close our eyes and sink into darkness, the pineal gland activates. It activates while we are sleeping too, but during meditation we are still conscious. Meditation is like conscious sleep.
So by sitting still in silence and darkness, our pineal gland activates in a way that many are not accustomed to. Just like using your biceps for lifting weights, when you first begin to exercise, your muscles can ache afterwards. The same is true for the pineal gland activating, unblocking and being used for it's true purpose (communicating with creation) for the first time.
Feelings Of Turmoil
Your life path is the journey that you have chosen for yourself in this lifetime in order to meet certain learning and experience aims. It's said that these choices are made by the soul.
We might want to know if we are on our life path in order to make sure we are learning and experiencing the things we are supposed to in this lifetime. It's worth remembering that we can deviate from our life path, we have free will and can make our own decisions. Sometimes however, our spirit guides or higher self help to keep us on our life path by giving us a nudge in the right direction.
Ways To Know You Are On Your Life Path
1. You are always on our life path
No matter what happens in life, it's all good learning and experience for the soul. All is in perfect, divine order. You can't not be on your life path, it is your life after all. The point is that your soul has certain parameters, certain things that it wants you to figure out in this lifetime. So no matter what happens during your life, whatever variations occur, it's still the path we have taken. So instead of wondering whether or not we are on our life path, the question really is, am I on the most optimal path? One that provides the most catalyst for my development.