“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
~ Ramana Maharshi
“Within you lies opportunity to grow in spirit. Keep your feet on the Earth, but lift your face towards the heavens. Surrender to the Light with a tranquil mind, and a heart full of the love of God.”
~ White Eagle
If you felt 2017 was a tumultuous one for you, I have some great news about 2018. Many of my clients have gone through some recent shifts that are all in alignment with spiritual awakening. If you’ve had a bumpy 2017 then you too might be on that path.
2018 is designed to be a year of transformation, as it adds up to the Master Number of 11. Now, even if you don’t believe in Numerology, which is the study of the mystical significance of numbers, you can look at 2018’s Master Number of 11 as an archetype of transformation.
Master numbers are repeating numbers that have special significance. In Numerology the 3 Master Numbers are 11, 22 and 33. They are significant because they have double the power of the repeating digit, 1, 2, or 3, plus the power of the digits added together, 2,4, or 6. So extra power equals extra significance.
So numbers are symbolic messages that are easily translated to our subconscious. Often I will experience a rash of repeating numbers like in one day seeing 11:11 and 1:11 on the clock, seeing it on the license plate in from of me, and seeing it on the door of a shop I was entering. In fact, just as I’m writing this I looked up and my clock read 1:11!
Repetition is how the Universe grabs our attention and lets us know to look for something: a synchronicity, a lesson, a message, or an answer to a question.
The shifts I have been witnessing have led me to understand that 2018 is ripe with the potential for spiritual awakening to all who seek it. If you’d like to know if you’ve begun your journey down this path, here are some of the most common signs that deep transformation is happening in your life.
Your Belief Systems Have Evolved
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli
Do you still believe the same things you did 5 or 10 years ago? Or even 18 months ago? As we travel our path our experiences bring us the necessary lessons needed to upgrade our belief systems. While these experiences are essential to our growth they are often not fun.
Belief systems evolve not through rainbows and unicorns but instead through tough times and struggles. Imagine the headache that poor chick must have by the time it has pecked its way out of that shell. However, its two choices are peck away, even though it’s hard and painful, or die. But what a reward it is to emerge into a beautiful new world when the shell finally gives way and the chick is free.
You Live Simply
“Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ~ Osho
As you evolve spiritually you are naturally detached from “stuff”. You are more focused on your inward treasures instead of accumulating status symbols. That’s not to say you don’t have nice things, it’s just to point out they no longer define your success or worth.
You are able to enjoy the beauty that surrounds you without any need to strive for more and more.
Your Life Is In Flux
“Just keep going like crazy and look back when it’s over. Otherwise you just get confused.” ~ Cliff Burton
Things you used to be sure about are in transition. Careers that fulfilled you might not feel as important now. Friends you were close to might feel distant.
This period of transition is difficult because you are in the middle: dismantling of the old has begun and rebuilding of the new is not finished. The middle is an uncomfortable place, but when you are in an uncomfortable place, keep going!
You Are Drawn To Nature
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein
Have you been feeling a yearning to be out in nature? To sit by the ocean or hike in the woods? When you are surrounded by nature, does everything seem more vibrant and alive? Do you notice all the subtle shades of green or blue or yellow surrounding you? If so, it’s because you are tapping into your connection to the pulse of energy that flows through the earth. You feel more and more in sync with nature’s vibration of life, abundance, and harmony.
You Are More Empathetic Towards Others
“Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
As you begin to open your heart you become vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed by the pain and suffering of others. This is a normal place to start, but with practice you will learn that taking on their pain is not necessary in order for you to feel empathy for their plight.
As you mature spiritually you will understand how to be fully engaged with another without trampling your own boundaries. However, if you’ve had some emotionally draining times because of your increased sensitivity to others know that it’s part of your spiritual maturation process, signaling you are up leveling your intuition and connection to the Divine.
You Are Mindful of Your Body
“Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn
Cravings used to rule your diet but now fresh is sovereign. You no longer feel the need to consume empty, sugar-laden foods to boost your mood. Instead you want fresh, whole, organic foods that vibrate at a high level.
You are connected to the nourishment they bring you and you feel deep appreciation for the life sustaining gift they gladly give to you.
You Feel All Your Feelings
“I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
Before your awakening you shied away from “bad” feelings. Now you no longer retreat when these come up. You embrace all that you experience, loving the experience rather than judging the feelings attached to it.
When you are in this place of loving what is in your life you know you are awakening your divine nature. Spiritual maturity allows you to trust that all experiences are working toward your highest good, regardless of the emotional package they arrive in.
As you greet 2018 know it brings with it the possibility of spiritual awakening for you. The energy is aligned and ready, all you need to do is step through the portal and open yourself up to the divine transformation available to you.
As always, love is waiting just over the threshold, ready to embrace and envelop you, acting as your constant companion along this journey.
If you need a more earthly companion to help you navigate this process, please give me a call. I would be honored to be part of your spiritual awakening team.
Top Photo Credit: Newborn Monarch by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren