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Signs and Symptoms of the Spiritual Awakening and Expanded Consciousness

Congrats! You are beginning to go through one of the best phases in your life, the journey of spiritual awakening! Why you? Because its time you get to know YOU at a SOUL level and know that you are a piece of God’s light and connected to everything. It’s time for you to remember where you came from and where you will return once you are finished with this life. 

How do you know you are going through the awakening? You’ll know you are going through something just ‘know’ or sense intuitively that something is happening to your body and you start feeling differently or even having unusual feelings. Your body doesn’t respond as it did previously to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual patterns, it’s totally different this time. Many things are changing quickly and you sense you’re transforming.

Understand that everything is energy and you are beginning to vibrate at a higher energy level. You are becoming ‘lighter’ and with this new vibration, you will have physical, spiritual, mental and emotional symptoms. Below are a few or many of these symptoms you may experience.


Has the top of your head been really itchy, tingly, prickly, and/or crawling sensations along the scalp and/or down the neck and sometimes even into the spine? No, you don’t have bugs in your hair or severe dandruff, it’s because your crown chakra is beginning to open. Your crown chakra is your connection to source/divine energy (God) and when it opens up, you will have the physical response of itchy, tingly scalp and sometimes even headaches. I’ve found the moisturizing creams help very little for the itchiness and simply put, your best bet is just to scratch it. Know that this is a very common symptom and it will pass in time.


Since you are going through a spiritual awakening you don’t require as much sleep as you used to. You are tapped into source/divine every now. Don’t worry as this is simply a phase and it will pass in time. You will also notice that you will wake perfectly at 3 or 3:30 am, right on time. Simply put, go with the flow of things and don’t get upset thinking you need the sleep to function for work the next day. You will still have the energy needed to get things done, even without your normal 8 hours. Also, know you may experience hot flashes and cold sweats in the middle of the night or even during the day. This is part of your body adjusting to new energy and it won’t last forever.


You will begin to notice your dream states, even though you may not get good sleep at night, will be very active and somewhat different. I tell people to look up the meanings behind those dreams because they usually mean something. Just because it doesn’t make sense to you, don’t just chalk it up to lack of sleep. Usually, they will be associated with your reality and what subject you need to address in your life. Personally, my favorite website for looking up dreams is


Has your hearing been bothering you? This is one of the more common signs of the awakening process.  Since your vibration is rising, you are able to audibly ‘hear’ the spirit around you. No worries, they’ve been there the whole time, you’re just able to hear them now and it’s all good.

Understand that everything is vibration, therefore everything has a frequency. Pitch is the audible form of frequency, hence ringing in the ear. The lower pitch is usually spirit guides and higher pitches are usually angels. The higher the pitch is the higher the frequency of spirit. I tell people to acknowledge them and say something like ‘I hear you. Thanks’. That will stop the ringing quickly if you are unable to ‘listen’ to what they have to say. Besides, it helps build some trust between you and your spirit guides and angels.


You will notice different changes when it comes to your body in general. Body aches and pains throughout your entire body or in particular areas that come and go; soreness or stiffness in joints, muscles, and bones for no apparent reason that is not due to injury, physical exercise or fatigue, particularly in the back, along the spine, neck, shoulder and head region. There may be general tension throughout the body and the aches and pains may be accompanied by other strange sensations. I’ve noticed it eases considerably with regular chiropractic adjustments.

General changes in vision and perception. You may catch glimpses of sparkles or flashes of light or dark shadows in your peripheral vision. Just because it’s grey, dark and gritty doesn’t mean it’s automatically evil, sometimes it’s something simple like a spirit guide of yours. You may have dry, itchy eyes or blurry vision from time to time, or see haze or static-like energy in the air. It’s all okay as you are beginning to see energy and spirit. You may begin to see auras or light around people, animals or objects. This is all due to your third eye chakra opening.

You may experience spontaneous heart palpitations or flutters from time to time that are not related to physical exercise or exertion or medical conditions. You may notice energy and strange sensations in and around the heart and chest area even heaviness in the chest. You can bear down and cough and it will kick your heart back into a regular rhythm and symptoms will subside. This is all due to the heart chakra opening.

You may have pressure and pain in or around the head and face area, including skull, eyes, ears, sinuses, teeth, and gums, often times shifting from one side to another. Frequent headaches; strange sensations in around the head or eyes such as pinpricks, electrical shocks, warming energy, tingles or spasm that come and go quickly for no reason. This is because the crown chakra is beginning to open.

Many people notice sudden itching all over or in various areas of the body for no reason or bouts of acne or hives, flushed face, skin rashes or other unusual skin changes that occur out of the blue. You may even notice changes in hair texture and even slight changes in color or highlights; may experience sudden thinning of hair or hair loss. You may hair and nails may start growing at a faster rate than usual despite other issues. It’s all okay. Remember your vibration is rising quickly and it takes the body a bit longer to react to these changes.

Some people have a feeling unusual vibrations or a vibrating sensation within the body or in certain areas of the body; pulsating or vibrating waves or rushes of energy throughout the body; tingling sensations, ‘pins and needles’, static electricity, jolts or zaps of energy, twitches and muscle spasms; bouts of itching or limbs ‘falling asleep’, particularly the arms, hands, legs or feet, out of the blue. These energies and sporadic symptoms will be experienced in the various chakra centers depending on blocks/issues or when energetically being cleared or activated. Just go with the flow.  I’ve found movement, such as taking a walk helps with these symptoms.


Now that you’re ‘plugged in’ you will notice periods of sudden nervousness or anxiety that comes and goes spontaneously for no apparent reason; feeling drained of energy, often around particular people or in certain places; unexplainable worry, panic attacks or feeling overwhelmed; a feeling that you are going crazy or losing your mind; nervous breakdowns; soul transformations or transforming events occurring all at once; sudden and unexpected changes and feeling that you are spiraling out of control.

This is all normal and a phase. It’s part of the chakra system opening and closing (especially the heart and solar plexus). You will notice an increase in “self-talk” or inner chatter. You’ll find yourself talking to yourself more often. It’s a perfect way to get through emotional swings. Simply put, go with the flow because it’s a releasing mechanism to some pent up feelings you’ve harbored for a while.  Accept your feelings as they come up. Understand that you will have these emotions because you need to get to the root cause of the emotion and deal with it once and for all. It served a huge, positive purpose in your life and it changes you to be the wonderful person you are now.


You may begin to notice cell phones, watches, TV’s, computers, electronic devices, lights, and street lights will randomly turn off or not work correctly as they should. Understand it is usually your energy that is causing this fluctuation to happen. Why? Think of your aura, when you are going through the awakening process and your emotional state goes from low to high, your aura sends huge shockwaves outwards. This shock wave will directly affect electricity. I’ve noticed this happens more to females than males. In my opinion, it’s in link with hormones fluxes as well, especially before ovulation and menstruation.


Now that you are beginning to go through the awakening process, your vibration is also getting raised. Your body will not be able to tolerate lower vibrational foods anymore. You may notice about 20 minutes after eating, your tummy/digestion becomes very upset. Simply put, your body won’t be able to process foods with preservatives, additives, some lactose, and even some pork products….this makes going out to eat really interesting!  With this fun new step, you will begin having some food cravings such as veggies and salads. It’s because your body is telling you what you need, so pay attention to it. The more natural and organic the food the less it will bother your digestion.  It’s a natural detox you are going through and may even have flu-like symptoms, and/or you may notice weight gain (especially the ‘budda belly’). By adding weight, it is a buffering mechanism against the new energy you are experiencing. These weight changes may occur even if there are no changes in your diet or activity level.

Along with with this you may notice changes in eating habits or appetite; periods where there is lack of appetite for days at a time, or over-eating and sudden bouts of extreme hunger or thirst out of the blue. It’s all ok as when you are through this phase the pounds will melt back off and you’ll be able to get back to your normal weight.


Personally, this is one of the best symptoms to have because it’s fun! As you become more in tune with who you are at a soul level, you will begin to notice and animals will not be afraid like they used to be and will even begin interacting with you. This is because you are now vibrating at their energy level and seem harmless to them. You will also notice how small children not only stare at you but may even come up to you in a curious manner. Why? Kids under the age of 5 are very intuitive and fresh from the other side. Therefore they can see your aura and ‘feel’ as if you are safe for them to visit with. Just smile back and appreciate the connection to those special kids and your new-found connection to nature as well.


Going through this process, you may feel the need to hibernate, seclude or needing to be in your own space, away from people. The reason is simple, so you can get to know yourself better. It’s normal to have a feeling of detachment from family, friends, coworkers or even the world in general. You may experience a sudden loss of hobbies or interests.  Also, you may notice that the TV, radio, and computers simply overwhelm you and you can’t stand to listen to all the chatter. No worries, as this too is a normal phase and as time goes on you can be able to pick things slowly back up. When you hit this phase it’s the perfect time to learn how to meditate too!


This is one of the tougher phases to get through. You will begin to notice negative people, places and things will begin to feel like ‘nails on a chalkboard’ to you. Your best bet is to distance yourself from the negativity and drama, but it becomes very difficult when relationships and family are concerned. Just know no matter what you choose to do with the situation at hand, you must do it for the best interest of you. This isn’t easy and one of the most difficult phases to go through, but once to figure it out then balance can be restored.


You may experience more clumsiness or bumping into walls or objects more often, lack of coordination control at times and dropping things more often. You may notice a sense of disorientation or being detached from reality, living ‘in your head’ or feeling spacey or distracted easily. Also, you may notice moments of audio dyslexia where someone is speaking, but it is as if you can’t process the information or understand what they are saying. I’ve even noticed periods where words seem to lose their meaning or don’t make sense in the same way they used to, jumbled thoughts or trouble comprehending things…all in one day.

What’s even better? You may experience moments of memory loss that may occur on and off or for short periods of time, forgetting the names for common objects at times, forgetting simple words during conversations or forgetting what you are about to say or do moments after thinking it, forgetting why you’ve walked into a room, experiencing periods of brain fog or brain freezes, being tongue-tied often and even jumbled or scattered thinking. This is all normal and your thoughts will get clarified in time.


In the awakening you may feel as if time seems distorted; unusual shifts in relation to the experience of time, events and memories. You may have the feeling or perception that time is speeding up, moving faster or an accelerated perception of time, and other moments feeling that time is slowing down or at a standstill. Some people have a feeling that you can’t accomplish all that you want or that ‘time is running out’ or experiencing a sense of urgency, such as a sense that ‘something is about to happen’ or that something is coming that you must prepare for. You will also notice frequent deja vu and other similar experiences.


When you go through the spiritual awakening, you will become more intuitive. You will notice an increase in psychic awareness and sensitivity such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and other extra-sensory abilities. When your vibration increases, so will your intuition as they go hand in hand.


Many people will notice an increase in synchronicity and coincidences. Understand you are now connected and you will begin to see this clearly due to synchronicity. You may notice you are thinking of something that is bothering you and the solution appears out of nowhere. This is the easiest way for your guides to help you along your path. There is no such thing as coincidence; it’s always a sign from spirit. Also, you will begin to see numbers such as 1111, 222, 333, etc. Numbers have meanings behind them just as dreams do, so look them up. I wrote about what the meanings are in another blog.


You will experience an increased feeling of Divine and Unconditional Love; moments of gratitude and deep appreciation for life; increased peace, clarity, understanding, and compassion; profound revelations and insights; a sense of Oneness and interconnectedness; feeling more connected with nature, other people, animals, the universe, Spirit/Source, God, the All, etc. This is the absolute best symptom you can get! You may even experience encounters with angelic and cosmic beings and the awareness of the presence of non-physical entities or energies.

You may experience an overwhelming desire to leave the planet and a deep longing to return’ home’, even if you don’t know where ‘home’ is or can’t explain this feeling. This is not a “suicidal” feeling or necessarily a feeling based on escapism or pain, however. You feel compelled to re-connect with Source/Spirit and you begin to seek a deeper meaning and purpose to your life. This is a normal phase and will pass given time.

From here on out you will NEVER get ‘disconnected’. Understand you may feel as if you are, especially when issues get tough in your life. This is because reality sometimes takes the forefront rather than your spiritual growth at that time. But know you will grow spiritually from the reality you are going through.

Please Note: Not all these symptoms can be assumed to be attributed to the awakening or ascension process only. Please follow your own inner guidance, use discernment when necessary and consult a health care professional as needed.