Stages & Symptoms of Enlightenement


The term spiritual awakening or enlightenment is more than just waking up. This is a time where you will understand your energy and what it is all about. Your enlightenement is when you progress through your life and you no longer let your ego take control of you.

What is Enlightenement?

Enlightenment is something that has been around for years. There are different cultures and religions that believe in the spiritual enlightenement or the awakening. This is sometimes called nirvana or even bliss. This happens when you know what is happening in the world around you.

Your enlightenment can be hard at first and you might not understand who you are or why you even exist. Once you embrace it though, you will see that you can be excited and you can get the information that you need to know yourself more.

The spirit man in you can take control of your consciousness and you will see that you can connect with the world around you and finally let go of things that don’t serve you.

Stages of the Enlightenment

Here are some stages of going through your enlightenment:

Feeling Empty

In the first stage, you might feel empty and alone. You might feel that you are going through something traumatic. Maybe you went through something hard like a near death experience or a disease. This might have stimulated your enlightenment.

This void and emptiness can last for months or even years, but you will reach where you want to be.

Hanging On

In stage 2, you will have hope that good things will come if you keep pushing forward. You will get your reward when you keep pushing and you allow yourself to move forward. Even if you don’t have all of the answers yet, keep going.

Finding Answers

In stage 3, it is a time to find answers. You will want to know everything there is about your spiritual man. You will want to know about your soul and what your purpose is.

This is something that comes differently for everyone, and you will see that your enlightenment might be different than someone else’s.

Being in Denial

In this stage you will deny what you are going through. You will feel overwhelmed, and your ego will try and take over your life. This will wear you out mentally and physically, but you will make it through.

Divine Signs

In stage 5, you will see that you are no longer going through coincidences but that things are happening for a reason. You will feel emotional, but you will need to save your energy. Your attitude will change, and you will change your hobbies when you begin to change. New things will become important.

Who Are You?

You will see in this stage that you are finding yourself. You are committing to who you are and you will do things to heal yourself. You can do things such as reiki, yoga, use crystals, sage, or essential oils to help bring healing to your mind and body.

Breaking Out

In this stage, you will have peace and you will see that the change was meant to happen. You will be comfortable and you will know what you like and what you don’t like.

Having a Purpose

In the last stage, you will see that you have a purpose. You will have life skills that can help you to figure out who you are. You will see yourself different and you will have peace.

Symptoms of Your Enlightenment

Here are some symptoms that you are going through your enlightenment:

  • Controlling impulses: You learn to control yourself and to get rid of false energies and ideas.
  • You are active and able to do things.
  • You have a lower sex drive. You are no longer seeking body pleasures but spiritual pleasures.
  • Your dreams are vivid and they become clear.
  • You have stronger intuition.
  • Unconditional love takes over your life. You love people with everything in you.
  • Inquisitive: You start asking more questions because you want to have answers.
  • Changing the world: You go out to change the world and make a difference.
  • Shallow thoughts: You stop thinking shallow and you stop being around people that are shallow.
  • Unhappiness upsets you: You don’t want to be around people that are unhappy.
  • Reading people: You find that you can read people better with your intuition.
  • Living a lie: You feel that you have been living a lie and you know when someone is being fake.
  • Being alone: You enjoy your alone time and you let this become a big part in your life.
  • Loneliness: You no longer feel lonely or feel like you need to be around people.
  • Motivation: You are motivated to do something good in your life.
  • Restless: You wake up and find that you have a hard time sleeping. You only sleep a couple hours a night before you wake up.
  • Strong emotions: You experience strong emotions and you might feel angry or upset but you don’t push your emotions on other people.

Signs of the Enlightenement

As you go through your enlightenment things will begin to change. Everyone reaches this at different points in their life and the growth and potential will change depending on who you are.

Pay attention to your intuition and trust yourself. You will get messages from your spiritual guides that can help you to change and help you to become who you want to be. Allow your energies to fill you without being afraid.


During this time, you might become one with nature. You will find peace in going outside and being in the dirt, hugging a tree or just breathing in the air. You will feel grounded and happy when you are outside.

Go outside as much as you can and take time to look at the stars, sit by the moon or just get some time in the sun.

Letting Go

Let go of the past and let yourself have freedom. Don’t be angry at yourself for things that have happened before but learn to move forward. Be kind and loving to others.

Stress or Anxiety

One of the biggest signs of going through an enlightenment means that you might be stressed or go through depression or anxiety. You might feel like doing nothing, but this happens so that you can find your purpose.

Allow yourself to have trust even when things seem hard and lowly.

Be Different

Be different. Don’t try to be like other people or let the world around you own you or choose who you are. Listen to what you believe in and remember that your reality isn’t always what you see around you.

Being Creative

Try and be creative and find things to do to let yourself have fun and make things. Trust that your creativity can be different and that your energies can be stronger when you create.

Benefiting Yourself

The things that you go through will benefit you in your life. No matter what is going on around you, embrace it and know that you can set goals to be strong and to be a better person.


Figure out what you want in your life and go for it. Your enlightenment can do just this.  It can help you to experience new things and to be on your right path. The best thing is to be kind and loving to others and set a good example on what it means to be a good person. This can help you to reach your enlightenment even faster.

Shadow Self

Take time to deal with your shadow self and to go through ego death. This can be hard and trying but it will help you to have more freedom and clarity on who you are.

Connect with Others

Find people that you can connect with that can help you to reach your goals. Other people move differently than you and that is okay, do what you need to do to move on.


The world is a dualistic world but that is okay. Be the light in the world and bring in lighter than darkness.


You will see that your relationships will change and that you will meet people and be addicted to people that are different than who you are used to.

Different Paths

Everyone is on a different path and you don’t have to be on the same path as everyone else around you.

Strong Senses

You will see that your senses are stronger and that you have more energy than normal.

Physical Senses

Your physical senses will be stronger, and you will possibly have brain fog or even tiredness.


You will become giving and want to give more than you get.


There will be different things that happen to you that aren’t coincidences but are set up by the universe.


You will think about your beliefs and see that they have changed.


Your dreams and desires become clearer.

Spiritual Life

Your spiritual self becomes important to you, and you want to set different priorities.

Change of Habits

You will see that your habits are changing, and you want to do more things to help others.

Look at the World Differently

You will look at the world differently and find out new things.

Why Go Through Your Enlightenment?

There are different reasons that you might go through your enlightenment such as:

• Accident.
• Trauma.
• Loss.
• Facing life circumstances.
• Paranormal Happenings.
• Dreams.
• Traveling.
• Reading.
• State of mind changes.

Preparing for Your Enlightenment

Here are some ways to prepare for your enlightenment:

  • Declutter your thoughts.
  • Increase your intuition.
  • Support your growth.
  • Connect with nature.
  • Change your beliefs.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Surrender.

Final Thoughts

Your spiritual enlightenment will be something that changes you. You will experience things that might seem hard at first, but you will see that things will get better. Keep living your life and moving forward and trust the process.


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