Something is shifting, morphing, and evolving in your life...
changes might be subtle or shocking, sudden or progressive...
but whatever the case, something is transforming below the
You are like the
caterpillar dissolving in its cocoon.
Perhaps life is
heading in a surprising direction.
New doors may be
opening to you, out of the blue.
Synchronicities may increase.
And what haunted you
before is beginning to fade away.
You just aren't the same
person you used to be - and this can feel disorienting yet
If you can relate to these feelings and intuitions,
you might be going through a spiritual transformation.
Spiritual transformation is what happens when we evolve on the level
of the Soul.
Like a lotus flower
(which is symbolic of inner alchemy), we emerge from the muddy
the ego into a more divinely
expanded version of ourselves.
can happen slowly throughout time or in an unexpected, fast, or
To help illustrate spiritual transformation in a more nuanced way,
here are a few common experiences of spiritual transformation that
Letting go of an old
toxic pattern or behavior
No longer feeling limited by a certain trauma
Becoming more authentic and soul-centered
Desiring to open up rather than shut down (and hide)
Of course, there are
endless possibilities when it comes to spiritual transformation.
Transformation vs. Spiritual Awakening -
What's the Difference?
While spiritual awakening and spiritual transformation
sound similar and are certainly connected, these two experiences are
Let me explain why, just
to clear up any confusion:
awakening is an umbrella term that refers to the
spiritual path as a whole.
transformation, on the other hand, is what happens
within the spiritual journey.
Another way of
distinguishing these two terms is by seeing spiritual awakening
as a force of change that happens at the very beginning of the
transformation is what happens near the end of the spiritual
Keep in mind, though, that the spiritual journey is cyclical -
so we may undergo a transformation and then begin a new era of
awakening which will eventually lead to another transformation.
The cycle is an
9 Signs You're Experiencing a Spiritual Transformation
brings us to the
where we realize
that in our being,
we are enough.
In essence, spiritual transformation is about returning
closer and closer to the Centre of our being.
It is a culmination point
where all of our effort, all of our inner work, all of our spiritual
journeying begins to 'pay off.'
However, the rewards we
receive are not always what we expect - they are what we need rather
than what we want. (Of course, it's entirely possible to get what we
both want and need.)
As a cyclical process, spiritual transformation is bound to happen
to all of us walking the spiritual path not just once, but many
times over - each time helping us to embody deeper layers of our
Here are some key signs of spiritual transformation.
How many can you identify
in your own life...?
1. Old ways of
You begin noticing thought patterns, habits, beliefs, and other
limiting ways of being crumble - they don't have the same hold
on you as they once did.
This dissolution or
death and rebirth can cause you to feel many different feelings.
Some people feel relief and gratitude, while others feel nervous
Whatever the case,
just know that it's part of the natural flux of spiritual
2. New doorways
You might be presented with new and unexpected opportunities for
growth. In particular, synchronicities (or meaningful
coincidences) will increase, and you'll feel like you're living
'in the flow.'
Whatever you do seems
to yield important results and there's no longer what feels like
an 'invisible barrier' preventing you from progressing.
3. Letting go and
You feel more comfortable letting Life take over the driving
seat for a while, trusting in its wisdom.
Letting go, letting
be, and surrendering to Spirit becomes more second-nature to
you. In the past, you would have struggled and resisted a lot,
but now, you feel more at peace with 'handing over the reins.'
As you undergo the process of spiritual transformation, the
attachment to your ego becomes more transparent.
You cease being stuck
in limited and rigid ways of being. There's a freshness and
lightness within your mind and heart that makes it easier to be
fluid and adaptable.
Because your ego
lessens, you react less to other people and events that would
usually rile you up.
5. Some people in
your life leave
This doesn't always happen, but it's common to witness people
moving on and leaving your life during spiritual transformation.
Some say this is
because you're no longer "vibrationally matched" to them - or in
more down-to-earth terms, you've each learned your lessons from
the other and it's time to get gone.
You might feel a
sense of relief or alternatively a sense of grief for the
departure of those once close to you.
Whatever the case,
let yourself feel these emotions and know that it's a necessary
part of the cycle of life.
insights into the nature of reality
It's common to receive an influx of deep understanding about
your life and the universe during spiritual transformation.
These epiphanies are
often referred to as 'cosmic downloads' - it's as if your head
opens and you're absorbing all there is to know about the Great
What was once hidden
or obscured now becomes clear, and the puzzle pieces of your
life begin to fit together.
Energetic purging and detoxification
Perhaps one of the less enjoyable aspects of spiritual
transformation is what I call energetic purging and
This purification is
usually manifested in our bodies and can sometimes become quite
Another name for this
experience is undergoing a kundalini awakening where the
primal life force energy rises within us, and with it, clears
out old 'energetic blockages.'
inner security and trust in Life
Most of us live our lives in a state of near-constant anxiety.
Even if we're not
consciously aware of this fear, it's always lurking at a deeper
subconscious level. During spiritual transformation, some (and
in very rare cases, all) of this looming anxiety dissolves.
What we're left with
is more trust in the unfathomable wisdom of Life or the Divine.
We understand that everything is working for us, not against us.
This enhanced trust
leads to feelings of greater inner security as we come to see
that nothing can truly touch our Essence.
Deepening love and compassion
Finally, we come to one of the most (if not the most) beautiful
aspects of spiritual transformation: love.
Our connection with
our heart increases and sometimes expands to feelings of
compassion for all beings. The hatred and resentment we once
felt towards certain people bursts and is replaced with
understanding, love, and oftentimes grief for their pain.
We experience what is
known as christ consciousness (or Oneness) where we
embrace and simultaneously mourn all beings.
Of course, it's
common to experience varying degrees of this heartfulness
ranging from more a heart-centered understanding to complete
unconditional cosmic love.
What's most important
is not how much we experience, but how deeply it impacts us and
transforms our old patterns.
In the end, spiritual transformation is not really
something we can control:
it is a gift from
It's an organic
result of turning inwards, healing our wounds, and seeking
It's also not
something that lasts forever.
We may experience a long
or short period of transformation, but that will eventually fade
away and be replaced with something new.
Such is the nature of