Basic & Most Common Spiritual Awakening Signs and Symbols

Updated on June 25, 2018
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Kitty has been following an alternative spiritual path for seventeen years. She encourages others to follow their souls' calling.

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Wake Up To Who You Are.

Every person on this planet thinks at least once in their lives, "who am I?" "Why am I here?" And many of us ponder where we came from, perhaps where we're going after death. Many of us ignore our spirituality for years, sometimes even for lifetimes. But there is sometimes that one bright moment. That moment when we realize everything that we've already known.

That moment is what many refer to as a spiritual awakening. Thousands of people are experiencing it already in the year of 2013, while others have already gone through their awakening in the year of 2012. Perhaps you are feeling something amazing stirring inside of you. Perhaps you are waking up to who you really are, and you may be realizing where you're going. If you're a bit unsure, I hope to provide some basic information on signs and symbols that one could experience while going through a spiritual awakening.

You have a purpose.

Have you gone through life feeling as though you had a purpose, you just didn't know what? Maybe you've had a longing or aching to do something great, to do something that would help humanity and really make a difference in the world. If you've always had these feelings inside of you, you're bound to have a spiritual awakening...if not now, then in the future. Many people live on this earth and totally forget that they had a purpose to begin with. They muddle about their lives, remaining slaves to the system...wasting their "time" and precious energies and gifts on meaningless jobs and pointless daily duties. Don't let this be you. Now is the time to realize your potential.

If you are reading this article, you probably are already spiritually awakening. You probably already know that you have a purpose and you want to know what that purpose is. I cannot tell you that. That is something you'll have to remember on your own, but you can always ask your guides for their assistance in pulling up those deep-seated memories. So how do you know your going through a spiritual awakening? What are some of the most common spiritually awakening signs?


Spiritual Awakening Signs

While everyone's spiritual experiences and therefore spiritual awakenings are different as we all are unique individuals, many of them have similar patterns and feelings. Here are some of the most common spiritual awakening signs:

1. A Knowing That Something Has Changed Inside of You.

This feeling and inner-knowing is very hard to explain, but if you are experiencing it...then you will know it. There would be no question in your mind or heart that something has changed within you...or that somethings you knew all along have been validated. It wouldn't matter if the entire world told you that you're crazy, you would still know this to be truth deep down inside. That's the first and most personal sign that you are spiritually awakening.

2. No More Coincidences, Only Recurring Patterns.

You will start to notice recurring patterns in your life. Things will no longer seem like coincidence, but will prove to be happening for a certain reason. You might hear someone say the same phrase or thing, and then hear a complete stranger say it again. You might see the same symbol or number over and over again within a period of hours or even days. This is a basic spiritual principle known as synchronicity. I have experienced this many times. It means that you are aware of a bigger picture, and that you are paying attention to the messages that the universe and/or your spirit guides are sending to you. This is also a very common sign of spiritual awakening.

3. Purging.

All of a sudden, you'll have a huge urge to purge your life of all that is unhealthy or holding you in a lower vibrational frequency. This could mean a change in the things that you eat and drink, i.e. you stop drinking caffeine or alcohol or have cravings for very particular healthy foods. Your body itself could be trying to purge itself of toxins by vomiting or diarrhea. You may also get an urge to clean your house of all clutter, getting rid of unnecessary material things and keeping only those things of which you need. Purging your group of friends and even your job could be a part of your spiritual awakening. Maybe you wake up one morning and realize that your friends are not healthy for your well-being, or that perhaps your job is meaningless and not serving the purpose for which you are here. This is all a part of spiritually awakening and another common spiritual awakening sign. Emotions could also be escaping your body at an alarming rate - you may go from laughing hysterically to crying uncontrollably. Let it all is your spirit awakening within you.

4. Inner Peace and Joy.

The anxiety, depression, or lonely feelings will all start to melt away. Another common spiritual awakening sign is a sense of full inner peace and joy, unlike that you've ever felt before. It's like your soul has taken a deep cleansing breath and is in a state of relaxation and complete warmth. You no longer feel worry for the future, and you know that there is no "time" that is real except for the here and now. Now is the time to serve your purpose, now is the time to wake up. You will find joy from the knowledge that your soul is remembering that you once knew.

5. Seeing the beauty in the world.

You will start to notice things that you might have never noticed before. You'll stop to look at a flock of birds flying by. You might have an aching to watch the sunset or the moon rise in the night sky. An unshakeable connection with nature and with humanity will start to develop in you. You might be inclined to fight for human or animal rights. You might also feel an inclination to create something beautiful, such as a piece of art or even a child. Your sight will change'll see the beauty in the world that has always been just never noticed until now.


Part of the theory of synchronicity, and the experience of perceiving recurring patterns includes that of noticing particular symbols. Sometimes these symbols have meaning to you and your life, other times these symbols might be religious or ancient in nature. Here are some of the basic symbols you may experience as a spiritual awakening sign of synchronicity:

  • Stars, sun, moon
  • Rainbows
  • The Cross
  • Pyramids and triangles
  • Celtic knots or the triquetra
  • Spirals and circles
  • Egyptian symbols, i.e. ankh
  • Symbols of an unidentifiable nature
  • Animal Images

Teal Scott, The Spiritual Catalyst:

What do I do now?

If you've nodded your head to every sign given in this article, then you already know that you are going through a spiritual awakening. You don't need anyone to tell you or prove it to you. You know that now you have to do something to change the patterns you once held onto in your life. So you might be asking the question, what do I do now? I think you already know. Make the changes necessary to bring yourself to a higher consciousness. To bring yourself closer to the light and closer to your higher self. Get in touch with your angels and/or spirit guides to seek guidance on the first step, if you are still unsure. Meditate on what you know to be true in your heart.

Live, let others live, and love. And above all, be free. Truly free.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

    © 2013 Kitty Fields


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      F Matt Cernick 

      5 months ago

      Thank you for the info on spiritual awakenings. I've experienced pretty much everything you've outlined, and was called crazy and was even incarcerated at a mental health facility because those around me could not understand what I was experiencing. My new energy and positive attitude led others to believe I was "on something." I must admit I questioned my own sanity more than once, and even thought I was on some 'Truman Show' type reality prank show. It has been extremely intense and I have felt lost. My analytical and rational sides have been trying to find 'real-world' answers for what I've experienced, but I can conclude only that I need to redefine 'real-world' to include the spiritual world, because it is very real to me now. Reading your info made me feel like I'm not alone, and definitely not crazy. Thank you so much!


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      Dark Mysteries 

      21 months ago from Brighton

      I can't count the amount of times I have asked myself "what is my purpose in life" We are thrown into the world from nothing, and we still don't understand why we are here. Was it pure chance, or something else?

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      Anita Hasch 

      2 years ago from Port Elizabeth

      Very interesting hub. Thank you. Blessings

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      Rock Artist 

      2 years ago

      Great information, this is happening to me, and it was interesting to hear someone else's take on this phenomenon.

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      Kitty Fields 

      2 years ago from Summerland

      Kathleen - Very true! It is a joyful experience. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 

      3 years ago

      This is a great hub! I have gone through several spiritual awakenings in my life and I have experienced all 5 signs listed here. The inner joy that comes from these awakenings cannot be adequately described in words. Thank you for sharing these thoughts here. Blessings!

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      Kitty Fields 

      3 years ago from Summerland

      fpherj48 - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading and for the support!

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      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I have learned much by reading your fascinating hub. Soaking in more and more knowledge of our world and ourselves is an integral part of my every day existence. I thank you. Peace, Paula

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      3 years ago from Beautiful South

      Kitty, this is a wonderful article. I wish I could have read it when I was a teenager. Teen-age years are certainly difficult enough without being different or, like me a Starseed. I experienced my awakening in the late 1970s and have been trying to work toward the coming new world. I hope many people read this, and it gives them the insight to understand what is going on with their minds, religious beliefs (or lack of), and even their bodies that are changing to meet the needs of our coming crystal world.


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      Nicholas Kan Wai Kin 

      3 years ago from Malaysia

      A few months ago I suddenly believed in all those mythological things. I have a feeling similar to "intelligence unlocked". I cannot describe it nicely but everything you written above, 90% of them really happened to me. THANKS for this useful post.

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      Elysia Valdivia 

      3 years ago from Loveland, Colorado

      Brilliant! Thanks!

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      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      What a lovely hub. Everyone would need a spiritual awakening every now and then.

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      4 years ago

      Well, Kitty, I am IMPRESSED. I think you've just made me finally realize what makes me different.

      A change came all of a sudden two years ago. I used to be normal; the idea of mermaids, the fae, magick, and other supernatural beings or happenings were impossible or childish. But one evening, something inside of me clicked and I all of a sudden felt drawn to mythological creatures. At first, I thought I was going insane, but at the same time I felt as though believing in such things was so natural. That it was all real.

      As for recurrences, I have felt a deep connection to the number 27. I see it everywhere; I see it commonly on the back of my fortunes from fortune cookies. I'll look at the time, and it'll be 5:27. I'll happen to look at my phone battery percentage right when it hits 27%. 27 likes, 27 comments; it doesn't matter where I see it, but it follows me.

      For purging… this is the only thing I haven't really experienced. I have, however, lost almost complete interest in material objects.

      However, I do not feel at peace. I feel like I have an important purpose in life that I am meant to fulfill, but not knowing what that purpose is makes me uneasy. I've always wanted to become a famous writer so that I could use my stories as a medium to get my messages and views across. All I want is for people to understand me, but I'm so different. I can EXTREMELY relate to what you said about the majority of people, that they fall to the general "system" of things and never look for something more when it comes to the world. How can people who have adopted the dull and hollow lives, the people who have never felt purpose as I have, ever understand or accept me? That is my greatest unrest. It is the reason why I constantly feel alone in the world.

      You mentioned animals and a connection to the earth and to nature. That also fits certain aspects of my life. I feel like the earth, like nature is its own being, its own power. That there is no God or other Gods and Goddesses, but the peaceful energy of Earth and nature that can be tapped into. I've never liked religion because I felt like some religions were only created to gain control over the population (Christianity spread rapidly through ancient Rome. It was during one Emperor's rule, and religion was used to "unify" the Roman empire. They ran pagans out and banished pagan practices and beliefs, believing that it was the Emperor's mission from God to do so). Anyway, I also have a connection to animals. It's strange to see how they act around me sometimes. I believe that animals can sort of "sense" a person and their intent. Some animals/pets would come up to me and immediately afterwards feel very calm.

      I was looking up mermaid sightings this morning when I came across your hub on mermaids. I've always felt connected to mermaids; I felt what you would describe as a "calling" from the sea. Of course, those parts of me are buried deep, in places I can no longer find. It drifted away as well when I lost myself. In fact, I have a close friend who claims that she had a past life in Lemuria. I was wondering about people who are spiritually awakened; are their purposes sometimes intertwined with the mythological/supernatural?

      If you actually pained your eyes to read all of this, I could really use your help. You seem to have a lot of articles that express what I believe in or you'll say some things that describe EXACTLY how I feel, and it would mean a lot if you could help me out! My email is; feel free to email me whenever. Thank you!

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      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for putting this up. I really needed to hear all of this! I've been having all of these symptoms and I just couldn't put all the pieces together. Now I get it.

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Lipnancy - Very true, my friend. :)

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      Nancy Yager 

      6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      We all have a path in this lifetime. Very few of us have taken the time to discover it.

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Riviera Rose - So happy you enjoyed it. Come visit again soon. Blessings.

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      lifegamer - What a lovely way to put it! Thanks for reading and sharing your take on this enlightening and exciting time. Blessings, friend!

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      Riviera Rose 

      6 years ago from South of France

      Loved this hub - very thought-provoking and one I'll be reading again. Voted up and beautiful.

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      6 years ago from Hawley, Pa., USA

      Timely & true, indeed, kitty! Verrry cool, this time we came to experience...'Amazing' is the grandest word I found to describe it.

      These 'wake-up calls' are sooo on a roll...A new era emerging...Like being in a huge birthing room where every one's eyes get that 'First Daddy Glare' cute! :)

      It will be Amazing, no doubt, to See where this leads humanity in it's near future.

      Good Journey! :)

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Fossillady - I am with you on the fact, feathers almost always pop up when I am asking my spirit guide for a sign! My friend on Youtube actually finds them to be very connected to her spiritually...yes, they have to do with transformation of the soul but also can represent a "message from heaven" or "message from spirits". Your soul is getting ready to fly! Many blessings. :)

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      6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you for introducing me to Teal Scott! I love her! I certainly have been experiencing signs towards spiritual awakening, too many to go into. I would like to tell you at least one that has my curiosity. I picked up quite a few black feathers this summer from the beach. Something about them drew me near. When I looked it up on the internet I found several articles that said they symbolize deep transformation at the soul level. Have been opening my heart to that ever since. It seems that so much information is out there right now about awakening! Have a great week ahead my friend!

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      Vinaya - They are in and out for me as of late. But very intense, I can tell you that. Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal


      I have experienced some of the spiritual signs you have listed here. One of the interesting things I have noticed is we have no control over these signs. They come and simply pass away. I experienced spiritual awakening when I was a teenager. I did not know much, and because of unhealthy life style these sins waned. Now I live relatively spiritualist life, but these signs would not come to me.

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      botipton - I agree, the journey is why we are here. :) Blessings, friend.

      Eddy - You're too sweet. Thanks so much!

      Seafarer Mama - Glad you enjoyed it. Teal is amazing!

      onegreenparachute - I feel the same way, I am constantly going through spiritual transformations, just recently I've gone through a MAJOR awakening...the honeymoon phase of it is wearing off but I know that there will be so much more beauty to come! Namaste.

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      6 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      This is a lovely Hub! I have been on my journey to awakening for many years and the joy of discovery just doesn't stop. The signs may slow or even pause for a while but they are never-ending. There is always another level to reach! Thank you Kitty! Voted up.

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      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      Great and timely hub, Kitty. Enjoyed reading it and watching the video made by Teal ~ the crowning jewel. :0)

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      6 years ago from Wales

      So very interesting indeed and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. I vote up,across and share all around.


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      Bo Tipton 

      6 years ago from Cecilia, KY

      Elders have been saying that it is time for a change to the Spiritual and an awakening of the people. I feel it, see it in others and know it is happening. This journey we are on is so much fun and full of wonder.

      Great hub that calls attention to what is going on around us. I enjoyed it.

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      Kitty Fields 

      6 years ago from Summerland

      phoenix - You wouldn't believe HOW MANY people are going through this right now...particularly in the past few weeks, including myself! I talk to a lot of people on Youtube who are all going through this, and it is something special and magnificent and I can't wait to see what the future holds for all of us! Many Blessings, friend.

      sparkster - Amazing feeling, isn't it? I'll have to check out your hubs, but I have no doubt you are ascending as well. I have just started to awaken to where I am from and why I am here, and I can't tell you how joyful I am. Many blessings to you, friend!

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      Marc Hubs 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for this beautiful and enlightening hub. I recognize many of the points you have raised in my own life. If you have read my hubs you may know that I have been experiencing some kind of spiritual awakening or ascension ever since 2008. I found this article to be very useful.

      Everything you mentioned seems to be happening, over the last few years my depression has faded away, I have become more inclined to work towards my ambitions and goals and it's also amazing the way you described how people may be able to notice and appreciate the beautiful things in nature such as the grace of birds flying. These are all things which I have started to notice.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've had these feelings for a long time now and they have intensified in the last two weeks. A feeling of something special coming my way and I have to be ready for it. I've spent all of the past week de-cluttering my home and my head. I've started eating better and exercising more and have completely disassociated myself from my job. All this has brought me inner calm and I'm wondering why I was so stressed in the first place.

      If this is a spiritual awakening, I can't recommend it enough. Thanks for posting this.


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