How Anxiety Can Arise During Spiritual Awakening And Why.
Anxiety during spiritual awakening can be quite extreme and many people have it, although some people don't. Many have a calm and gentle spiritual awakening, just reading and learning, coming to new conclusions, having revelations. But others, they have profound revelations quite suddenly, things that cause reality to shift. I know this happened to me.
Reality Shifts Causing Anxiety
If you have an acute sudden spiritual awakening, you may experience severe anxiety and even panic attacks. Awakening can make us feel unsafe because our reality has suddenly changed, for example, we might realize the nature of the system we're under, is actually this way for a reason to keep our spiritual nature suppressed. We might realize concepts about the nature of reality; that everything is energy, that there is no 'solid', that reality is completely different to how we thought it was. We might therefore have realizations about the self as an infinite energetic immortal being.
A sudden event might occur, like a relationship breakdown, the loss of a loved one, or we see a spirit. A session with a spiritual medium may have brought our loved ones through, and this removed for us the fear of death because our loved ones are communicating with us from the other side. Now, if spirit exists, then we too are immortal.
We might also realize that extraterrestrials exist, having watched many UFO videos; and that when we reincarnate, we can incarnate as another species. In addition, the realization that happiness is found within us, within the present moment, can trigger spiritual awakening. Constantly striving to accumulate wealth and objects, or the need for more and more success is not where happiness lies. You may have also come into contact with an energy healer who has healed you greatly. There are many triggers for spiritual awakening but that's for another discussion.
Realizing the true nature of reality due to one of these triggers, can actually for many people, feel like the world is falling down. This is because it's a confident shock; we have been brought up thinking that reality is a certain way, we've been comfortable in that fact, and then when we suddenly realize that the nature of reality is completely different, it can be an incredible confidence shock. It's a threat to the self. It makes us feel unsafe and out of control. We previously had control over our existence but now we don't, and we need to reinvent ourselves.
The need to feel safe again is overwhelming and all of this can cause terrible anxiety; we're outside of our comfort zone. In addition, others may start to reject us because our thoughts and beliefs are becoming out of alignment with those who are fully immersed in the 3D system. This can make us feel very isolated. They may even look at us and think we're going mad, when really we want someone to talk to. We may also wish to be alone due to others' reactions towards us, and the impacting information we're learning, therefore a certain level of paranoia can arise.
Everything Feels Upside-Down
Many begin worrying about spirits; if spirit exists then there may be dark entities and demons too. A lot of negativity is purged from our mind/body/spirit complex during this time, like a sudden onset of healing where much negative energy is released. This energy can manifest as demonic-like entities or thought-forms that we give energy to, and believe they're really there and out to get us. Oftentimes however, it's negativity being released from the self due to a subconscious 'dump' of negative energy.
We can become very fearful because we can't take the sheer volume of realizations right away, they shatter our reality very quickly. If we realize that we could be thriving in a different kind of system, one which allows us to thrive, for example, suppressing hemp. Hemp could change our reality as approximately 25,000 products, including fuels and medicines, can be made from hemp. Why is this suppressed? Who's controlling our system and why? The reason I say this is because; our spiritual abilities are suppressed through our system's development being suppressed.
Anxiety can arise if we have hallucinations, because of the fear and paranoia that can go with them. We might start seeing things that may not all be imagination; we may actually be seeing 'beings' because during spiritual awakening our Pineal Gland receives an energetic upgrade. We awaken to much very quickly, and this can happen visually. Inter-dimensional beings are often seen, as well as people's auras, sensing energies, experiencing clairvoyance, sensing other people's thoughts; and all this can be quite unsettling.
'Downloads' are often received, which is an interesting word, but because we have awakened, our higher self sees it as an opportunity to place information into our mind to help us along the way. This process can be quite accelerated, a great flow of information and realizations coming into the mind; and when it's coming quickly, cause great anxiety can arise. It's like information overload.
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Subconscious traumas and past circumstances often come up for cleansing during spiritual awakening; we start to realize we can heal ourselves and that the negative emotions we experience day to day can be worked upon. The spiritual path is a lot about that; working on ourselves. Therefore, a great deal emerges from the subconscious, causing anxiety. Energies are moving and clearing within us. All is mind, all is thought, and our consciousness is shifting; so negative energy starts clearing.
Anxiety can arise when we experience physical symptoms, as well if we're experiencing the dark night of the soul, a very dark time for purging. During our awakening, we can experience physical shaking and jerking; this can be due to anxiety itself or the energy moving. Some people feel very hot; this is part of Kundalini, the energetic upgrade, the energy moving due to consciousness ascending. We can even start muttering to ourselves, and this causes fear because it's strange and outside of our comfort zone.
Waking up in the night is common, because trauma is still coming out, the subconscious mind is overactive and it jolts us out of sleep. However, we are cleansing out old energies ready to invite the new vibration. The anxious phase of spiritual awakening does pass.
We've had an entire shift in consciousness, our ego is blown to bits, we don't know who we are anymore because our reality has changed as well as our sense of self. What and who we are has changed, all the old vibrations and beliefs are shifting out, and our ego (the sense of self, who we are, and everything about us) disintegrates. We have to rebuild again, and over time we do rebuild. These realizations and spiritual experiences start to become normal to us, and we experience synchronicities more and more.
Synchronicity is another cause of spiritual awakening and this too starts to become normal. We become in tune with our reality again, have self-acceptance and get used to the new self. Most people emerge a new spiritual being, infinite in potentials, anxiety reducing, feeling calm and peaceful.
Meditation definitely helps with spiritual awakening, to calm and reset the mind. Let spiritual awakening run its course, try to find someone to speak to, at least about how you're feeling. If they are not keen on the concepts you're coming out with, the spiritual concepts, at least talk to someone about how you feel. Take a break, look after yourself, it will run its course and you'll start to feel better.
Go easy on the searching and seeking for all the brand-new information, because as I said, information overload can make spiritual awakening worse. Pace yourself and if something is causing you great anxiety, focus on something else for a while and give yourself a break. Let the energy cleanse and clear and if necessary visit an energy healer who can help you with that.
So I hope you found this useful on spiritual awakening and anxiety. Leave me and others a comment below, on what levels of anxiety you've experienced during your awakening or if you're still experiencing it. I've also created an inner work for ascension course to help with emotions coming up and how to heal them.