Signs You’re Having a Spiritual Awakening

Stephanie Lyn Life Coaching
3 min readDec 13, 2022

When I was about 30 and engaged, about 6 months before getting married, I found myself not being in a good place. I was getting married, going through a job transition, and I wasn’t happy with what I was doing. Some family stuff was going on, and it turned into this perfect storm. There were just one too many things happening all at once for me.

It caused this breakdown essentially where I was very depressed, and I didn’t understand what was going on. I began asking all these questions and learning about things I had never really thought about before. I was in so much pain, searching for answers to figure out what was causing these feelings inside of me. Something was off, and deep down, I knew there wasn’t anything wrong with me. So I became very inquisitive. I started learning about being an empath and that I was a highly sensitive person.

This was when I learned I was going through a spiritual awakening. One of the biggest signs of a spiritual awakening is becoming very inquisitive and asking yourself very deep questions.

A lot of the time, we look at a spiritual awakening as a nervous or emotional breakdown. Spiritual awakenings tend to happen in the stage of your life when you’re going through something difficult or a depression. There is no specific time you’ll go through a spiritual awakening; it can happen at any point and can be triggered by something that happens in your life. It doesn’t need to be catastrophic, but it is something that jolts this awakening in you.

How Spiritual Awakenings Happen

Some common triggers for a spiritual awakening include:

  • Divorce
  • A difficult relationship
  • Not being satisfied in your career
  • Therapy
  • Depression
  • Near-death experience
  • Illness

It is something that happens, slowly or suddenly, that causes us to ask really deep questions about ourselves and those around us.

Someone going through a bad breakup can wonder, “why am I this way,” then they start learning about codependency and narcissism, and eventually start learning about their own emotional wounds. They start really going into…