14 Unique Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening

Have you experienced any symptoms of a spiritual awakening? Chances are, if you are reading this article, the answer is “yes!”

A spiritual awakening is an ongoing process whereby a person becomes aware of their connection to the infinite, and becomes mindful of their spiritual nature. 

As spirits, we are eternal in nature.  However, when we are born into these bodies, many of us “forget” our spiritual nature.  We are often raised believing that we are disconnected from one another, and that this life is our only existence. 

When someone experiences a spiritual awakening, they become aware of their spiritual nature, and begin to understand that they are indeed connected, and eternal, beings.   As a result, they will often experience some specific symptoms of a spiritual awakening.

Please note that not all people who experience a spiritual awakening will experience each of the following signs and symptoms, but they probably will experience at least a handful of them.  We each experience our spiritual awakenings differently as we each have different sensitivities.

Symptoms of a Spiritual Awakening:

1. An increased interest in metaphysical subjects and the paranormal~

Often people who are experiencing a spiritual awakening will become very interested in metaphysical subjects and phenomenon like crystals, tarot cards, reiki, psychics and mediums.  This interest can help the individual understand his or her spiritual awakening, as traditional subjects and education typically fail to address questions of a spiritual nature.

2. Religious interest~  

For some people, traditional religion provides a greater draw than metaphysics.  Again, as one becomes more spiritually awake, he or she often seeks to understand this  new-found awareness, and religion may provide the answers to the questions the individual has.

3. Unusual sensations in your crown~  

The crown of your head is where your crown chakra resides, and your crown chakra is what connects you to source energy.  When your crown is buzzing or experiencing other sensations, it is an indication that you are well-connected and in a receptive state to the energy of the universe.

4. Ringing in the ears~ 

Some people who are experiencing spiritual awakenings experience a ringing in the ears which often happens when we are in the process of ascension.  Just as a dog can hear higher pitched sounds,  a ringing in the ears indicates that you too are becoming more sensitive to higher frequencies.

5. Vertigo~

The process of ascension is one of transformation and change.  As our energy ascends, sometimes you may feel off balance.  Deep breathing and meditation can help ground you if you are experiencing vertigo.

6. Increased chills or shivers not due to illness~

Chills and shivers are a sign that you are very connected to source energy, as such you are “buzzing” with energy. 

7. Taking things less seriously~

When an individual understands that they are infinite and eternal beings, they are able to take a grander perspective.  Suddenly, the problems and issues that are happening in the present moment can be seen for what they really are: temporary, and largely insignificant.

8. Increased empathy and compassion~

In a spiritual awakening, we become aware of our connection with all people.  As a result, those who are experiencing a spiritual awakening are more likely to interact with others through love and acceptance.

9. Receiving the 11:11 call with regularity~

1111 is often regarded as the spiritually significant numerical sequence.  Those who are experiencing a spiritual awakening often see 11:11 on digital clock, in phone numbers, on license plates, receipts, and other places.

10. Regular instances of synchronicity~

Synchronicities, or meaningful coincidences, become common place.  To learn more about synchronicity, read “Are You Experiencing Synchronicity?

11. Accepting death~

If you become aware of your eternal nature, death starts to feel less scary and more acceptable.  In a spiritual awakening, one may come to comfortably understand that death is simply a transitional state, rather than an absolute “end.”

12. An interest in activities that foster a mind-body-spirit connection~

For example, yoga, meditation, or the martial arts.

13. Receiving messages, and understanding what they are~  

When we become connected to our spiritual nature, we become aware of messages sent to communicate with us or inspire us.  For example, at a critical moment you might see exactly the words you need to see written on a street sign or billboard.  You might also see a cloud formation that is significant or meaningful to you, like a heart or an angel.

14. Experiencing “oneness” ~

This rare symptom must be felt to be understood, but it is a moment of total clarity, whereby an individual feels wholly connected to everything in the universe.  Deep meditation can help facilitate this knowing feeling.

Have you experienced any of these unique symptoms of a spiritual awakening?  Comment below and share your story!

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  • Daydra Facey
    Posted November 24, 2015 12:47 pm 0Likes

    I have been experiencing all of these. It’s been a beautiful journey with a few bumps but I know in due time all will be well 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this post.

    Love and Light xx

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 24, 2015 3:43 pm 0Likes

    That’s great Daydra! The energy’s been a little bizarre the last couple of days I’ve noticed! Hang in there 🙂 -Andrea <3

  • Alex Lee
    Posted November 24, 2015 11:22 pm 0Likes

    #9 FOR SURE, 100%, been happening in my life the past 5 years. It truly is an amazing journey. Also #13 started happening recently. I have more of a gratitude lifestyle so I tend be more aware of my surroundings. Thankful for everything that’s happened in my life–good and bad.

  • Ash
    Posted November 24, 2015 11:25 pm 0Likes

    I have been experiencing literally all of these symptoms. I feel so blessed to be spiritually awakening.

  • Ash
    Posted November 24, 2015 11:33 pm 0Likes

    I literally have been experiencing all of these and I am so grateful because it’s all for something good. 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 25, 2015 10:15 am 0Likes

    Hi Alex! Yes, that’s a good one. I think it’s pretty neat that more and more people are experiencing it! Thanks for commenting <3 -Andrea

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 25, 2015 10:16 am 0Likes

    Wow! That’s awesome to hear. Thanks for sharing Ashly 🙂 -Andrea

  • Daydra Facey
    Posted November 26, 2015 2:08 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Andrea 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 27, 2015 3:45 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Daydra!

  • Faye
    Posted December 1, 2015 2:41 am 0Likes

    I’m just wondering if I could get back my spiritual guide. I feel so lost in the universe and can’t receive love freely.

  • lanna tipton
    Posted December 1, 2015 11:16 am 0Likes

    I am native American. I experience many things. All day. Tons of chills that come and go ringing and oh my goodness at the synchronicities’ also all day. I love i enjoy it i love seeing signs from nature.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 1, 2015 11:19 am 0Likes

    Thanks for sharing Ianna! I am glad this article resonated with you 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 1, 2015 11:21 am 0Likes

    Hi Faye! Here is an article I wrote awhile back that you might enjoy: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2015/02/21/into-the-light-find-your-way-out-of-darkness/

    All the best,


  • RAj
    Posted December 1, 2015 12:56 pm 0Likes

    all of the syptoms I have experienced ..plus strange phenomenons of nature still experimenting ..belive it or not history from darwinisam expanding planet and all the religeons

    +scince conferm that we are all energy …I have faced lots of problems with the energy that people send trough past and present wars…sexuality is a problem especially when people who have been longer awake become scared and ilogicaly cynical ..such scared people and there energy is to be ignored. honest people who understand that sex is about protection understanding and give and take are to be admaried..lots of people do not simply understand that every human on the planet is conected ..trough esp ..that a lot of idiotic scared people cannot explain. point of interest old testament ..moses and burning bush that does not burn..science to the recue right on the cue inca .islam.cristianity..prodictions and anouncements…science now can photograph auras of plants that do fit biblical texts…wird is that moust of the plants photographed have same colour -auras- as the colour of the planet..do your reasearch open your eyes plenty of crazu stupid people on the planet who are out of balance ..energy can be sent mentaly to test physical movement in another person..be cautious..and may the universe bless you.

    Rajko Ray Rodic

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 1, 2015 3:18 pm 0Likes

    Hi Raj 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic. You have a very unique perspective. Best wishes to you <3

  • Carly Musgrove
    Posted December 1, 2015 5:36 pm 0Likes

    My spiritual awakening happened on 22/2 @ 22:22pm as every day since then I see the number 22 everywhere. I now do Angel card readings and have healing crystals. I’ve recently started seeing people’s auras and energy. I’m still very new to it all but I’m loving the new me and my spiritual journey it’s change my life forever xx

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 1, 2015 7:04 pm 0Likes

    That’s really interesting Carly. What do the Angels say about repeating 2s? -Andrea <3

  • Tessa
    Posted December 1, 2015 10:45 pm 0Likes

    I have experienced many of these, including #14. It has been a wild ride for sure.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 2, 2015 8:23 am 0Likes

    Hi Tessa-thanks for commenting! I’m glad you enjoyed this article <3 -Andrea

  • Karen kerr
    Posted December 3, 2015 5:56 pm 0Likes

    I get 13 of these simptoms the number 3 is the most noticeable it started like my head was going to crack open and I get tingling on the back left side of my head and feels like my hair is standing on end like goosebumps 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 3, 2015 6:01 pm 0Likes

    Hi Karen! Yes, that’s an interesting symptom, huh? I had similar goosebump like sensations 🙂 Thanks for sharing! -Andrea 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted December 3, 2015 7:05 pm 0Likes

    11 of 14 for me. I am at 1 year since my awakening. What an amazing journey it’s been. 🙂 So much love. Thank you for sharing the list. It’s nice to read after a while as a nice reminder of the experience.


  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 4, 2015 9:52 am 0Likes

    Thank you for sharing Doug. Glad you liked this list 🙂 -Andrea

  • CJ
    Posted December 5, 2015 11:54 am 0Likes

    Yes, most definitely started about a few years ago. But I have also been more empathetic to others from the beginning. The other things started happening around 3-5 years ago. However, my religion is not the traditional route most follow today, even though I was baptized as an infant.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 6, 2015 4:27 pm 0Likes

    Hi CJ!

    Yes, like you, I’ve heard from a number of people that they started their awakenings a little before or around the year 2012…this date is believed to represent a “tipping point” of the energetic conversion from predominantly negative to positive.

    Thanks for sharing your story!


  • Karen Hamrat
    Posted January 20, 2016 6:57 am 0Likes

    Hi Andrea – it’s never occurred to me to ask anyone about this and I have never been able to understand the experience. It happened a long time ago (nearly 30 yrs now!) when I first went off to uni. While in bed asleep one night I became aware of the sensation of floating up above my bed. I couldn’t tell if I was dreaming or awake as the sensation felt so real. I then felt as though I was being pushed at one end of my body so that I began to spin and this frightened me. I distinctly remember trying to grab hold of something to stop the spinning and felt the sensation of my knuckles scraping against the wall. Again, I couldn’t tell whether I really did feel the wall or whether I dreamt I did….it happened a 2nd time on a separate occasion and that was the last time I had that experience. Can you shed any light on this? Have you heard of people having similar experiences? Thanks Andrea. I appreciate any insights you might have.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 20, 2016 10:55 am 0Likes

    Hi Karen! Sounds like you had an astral projection while conscious/semi-conscious! How cool! Google “astral projection” or “OBE” and see what you can find. Andrea

  • Karen
    Posted January 20, 2016 5:38 pm 0Likes

    Wow, I had no idea. Time for research, rolling up my sleeves. Thanks for your reply Andrea 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 21, 2016 2:41 pm 0Likes

    Glad I could help Karen! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2016 8:21 pm 0Likes

    I have been experiencing a lot of these in the last two years or so. I even went to a yoga workshop two weeks ago and have attended a few classes. Last summer I bought an amethyst crystal. A year or two ago I became interested in learning what the chakras were. I see 1111 on my digital clock at least two or three times a week, Not to mention 222, 333, 444, 555, and an occasional 1212. I have also experienced ringing in the ears and had a sudden case of vertigo early last summer (I have never had that before).

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 14, 2016 8:52 pm 0Likes

    Hi Anonymous. You’re definitely on a spiritual journey. Enjoy the ride and see where it takes you! All the best <3

  • Maureen
    Posted February 15, 2016 12:37 am 0Likes

    2 weeks ago, I woke up with light headedness, after 30+ year, I called in sick and have been off my serving job for 2 weeks. Vertigo. Just read this article, and can relate to all of it. Pretty much all that was considered to be signs of spiritual awakening were there. Many were from before the vertigo. This made me feel so much better, and I was able to understand why I was feeling this way. Thank you!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 15, 2016 8:58 am 0Likes

    Hi Maureen! Yes, the vertigo can take you on a real ride. I found that doing some grounding techniques was really helpful (deep breathing, meditating, laying down). Black tourmaline might be a useful stone for you as well, if you’re into gemstones and crystals. All the best <3

  • Michelle
    Posted November 27, 2016 12:56 am 0Likes

    Wow, this is amazing. I have been in a dark place the past few years and have recently started the ringing and tingly body symptoms and feeling really off to the left side. I’ve had everything looked at by MD and. O thing is wrong. I feel such a pull in the spiritual world and can’t wait to understand more.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 27, 2016 12:37 pm 0Likes

    Glad you liked the article Michelle:) Thanks for commenting!

  • Wes Herman
    Posted December 28, 2016 9:39 pm 0Likes

    What a beautiful confirmation you have provided for all of us who are experiencing these beautiful transformations. After 50 + years of a very useful and calming practice of Transcendental Meditation during a very exciting and rewardingly stressful career a a firefighter, my practice now regularly brings these beautiful gifts you list above. So completely innocent and inspiring, So warm and full of connection and compassion and the purest form of love i’ve ever known. May your path forward be strewn with all the blessings the universe could possibly provide. Thanks for the clarity and guidance. Namaste, Wes

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 29, 2016 9:23 am 0Likes

    Thank you for your kind words. Happy New Years and blessings to you as well <3

  • Lori
    Posted February 15, 2017 11:46 am 0Likes

    Universe, I am listening…speak to me. Im ready for my journey into the light.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 15, 2017 12:24 pm 0Likes

    Enjoy the ride Lori <3

  • Tofy
    Posted February 16, 2017 6:18 am 0Likes

    I’m experiencing every one you mentioned

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 16, 2017 7:47 am 0Likes

    Fantastic Tofy! <3

  • Surya
    Posted February 21, 2017 10:55 am 0Likes

    Thank you author you’e so great that you are helping people through such small efforts.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 21, 2017 12:02 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Surya <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 23, 2017 7:03 am 0Likes

    Thanks so much. Ive seen you before quite by “accident” on another page, at different time and place. Thanks for your insight! You sound highy developed spiritually. Great sign I got!


  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 23, 2017 8:48 am 0Likes

    Thanks Anonymous! Funny enough, I just randomly ran across this article you’ve commented on today (I actually wrote it a few years ago) right before checking my comments and responding. Nice synchronicity there. Have a lovely weekend <3

  • Christa
    Posted April 11, 2018 8:07 am 0Likes

    Just started my journey, it’s been a crazy ride. Also, my electronics went haywire… That part was really bizarre, and the headaches sometimes… but it’s all so worth it. I’ve never been more interested in something in my entire life. You finally realize your purpose, and everything starts to fall into place 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 11, 2018 10:43 am 0Likes

    Enjoy the ride Christa <3

  • jeff
    Posted July 21, 2018 6:47 pm 0Likes

    It’s taken the last 3 years to experience real life good & bad to believe in God and Angels. I’ve seen, touched, smelled, heard, sensed, dreamed all things that cannot be seen with the human eyes but with the third eye. I talk with angels now and they give direction and answers. I’ve been experiencing these symptoms for over a year now and I’m ready to be fully awakened. I’ve never felt more complete my entire life. I love telling others my story and I love teaching the lessons to be learned from them. God and Arch Angels are Number 1 in my life!!!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 22, 2018 9:53 am 0Likes

    Thank you for sharing your experiences Jeff <3

  • Anoymous
    Posted February 6, 2019 5:30 pm 0Likes

    Hi Andrea when you are spritualy awakening do you go through a lot of illness in a mater of few months? I do have some of the symptoms as from list. But recently I have had so many colds, chest infection and now eye infection

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 7, 2019 6:03 am 0Likes

    You can…it’s due to the phenomenon I explain in this video here: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2017/09/04/what-causes-pain-big-spiritual-myth/

  • Rhys
    Posted February 29, 2020 1:42 pm 0Likes

    All of these relate to me in the last 5 years. Especially 11:11 this is more recent, but very regular. Also when I see 11:11 I get chills from my feet all the way to the back of my head. What does it mean?

  • Angelique
    Posted April 15, 2020 9:03 pm 0Likes

    I have experienced all of these, but the one that stands out the most is the vertigo. I just experienced it for 3rd or 4th time today, with them sporadically occurring within this past year. It’s a little concerning, especially when driving, but I have learned to breathe through them.

  • Lotus
    Posted August 11, 2020 7:56 pm 0Likes

    I have been experiencing nearly all of these symptoms, a few of them very strongly at present. I’m holding a piece of Tiger’s Eye right now, and I only just pieced it all together (and realized just how long this has been going on) while reading this article. I greatly appreciate the information. Thank you.

    Posted December 31, 2020 3:34 am 0Likes

    It’s truly a blessing to be connected with the Spirit of God and to know your true purpose in life, our true purpose is with God the Almighty our Father of life and our true Savior The Lord Jesus Christ. To know your spiritual awakening is only through our Faith in the Lord Jesus you will be able to see through him when you believe, Your spiritual awakening should never be used or feel in vain if so, it’s not of God and it’s worthless, The Lord has shown me Amazing things miraculously and to be on a journey with him is breathtaking.

  • Miranda
    Posted March 5, 2021 8:52 am 0Likes

    I have experienced most of these all of my life. I used to dream things while they were happening as a child. I used to wake up and tell everyone about it only to find it really did happen. I am 48 now and still experience things, I am a medium I have practiced reiki along with some other stuff. I put my dreams down to astral travel when I was younger due to them occurring at the same time. This also started when a crow came into my bedroom as a child, don’t ask how it got in as it was impossible for it to do so. It sat at the foot of my bed and was just watching me when I woke up. I would love to hear of others experiences and how they reacted to them. Thank you sending love and light.

  • Pritash Shah
    Posted May 9, 2021 1:30 am 0Likes

    How many days the vertigo can last ?

  • Gabriel Mendoza jr
    Posted September 1, 2021 11:56 am 0Likes

    Hollo, I have felt and seen all of them my life has changed completely I have a new set of goals now, live in peace and find my higher self mine happened 8 months ago and its been a journey never been more happier stay in the light my friends

  • Des
    Posted December 20, 2021 7:31 pm 0Likes

    My experience has been very rough. Sometimes I question my own sanity.

  • Vici Kiehm
    Posted November 13, 2022 5:50 pm 0Likes

    All the symptoms.
    The dizziness feels more like an out of body experience and very off balance without dizzy spells. Not ear infection.
    Also I have seen rainbow aura on sun spot reflection on a car windscreen and could actually see the energy moving in and out of that auroa. Can see molecules move in different objects, the denser material it is slighter movement, wood like doors looks like it is breathing.

  • Subash
    Posted May 4, 2023 8:22 pm 0Likes

    I have been in the process of spiritual awakening since 2021 and suffered a lot of physical suffering. Today is 2023/05/05. Last night I had a whirlwind and everything looked strange and I fainted several times. I was scared. But it was minutes. The way was cleared in 15. Now there is a feeling of heaviness in the head and a feeling of heaviness in the nose.

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