For many people, reaching a state of true spirituality is one of life’s major goals, but did you realise that in order to reach true spiritual ascension, there are different stages you must go through?
In this article, we are going to be looking at what spiritual ascension is and how we can achieve it as well as exploring the 5 different types of spiritual ascension that will bring you to a place of real enlightenment.
What Is Spiritual Ascension?
You may have heard spiritual ascension being referred to as enlightenment or awakening but no matter what name it goes by, it is the same thing – an expansion of your consciousness. Many believe that ascension allows us to understand that everything is connected to the whole.
However, it is important to remember that spiritual ascension doesn’t just happen overnight, this is a process that requires time and development with each layer forming with new energies and new frequencies.
Thes energies and frequencies allow your own energy to become lighter and as your consciousness expands, your beliefs and thoughts will become clearer and develop new meanings.
You will gain the ability to understand your feelings more profoundly and the feelings of other people will easier for you to understand.
How Do I Know That I Am Experiencing Spiritual Ascension?
Whilst spirituality is a separate thing to the physical, there are some physical signs that spiritual ascension is taking place, or at least has begun to take place. These symptoms and signs can feel scary if you are unaware of what is going on but understanding them can make your enlightenment more manageable.
The main reason that we experience ascension ‘symptoms’ is that we can often be resistant to the change and hold on to things that are holding us back.
As our energy shifts and clears, this can result in what are commonly referred to as ascension symptoms. Let’s take a look at what you might experience during this time.
- As your hearing alters to hear higher frequencies, you may notice a ringing in your ears.
- If your energy is moving and clearing this may result in feeling tired.
- As the third eye and crown chakras begin to open, this may cause headaches.
- As the energy clears in your body, this can cause fluctuations in your body temperature.
- When the heart chakra opens and clears, you are likely to notice heart palpitations.
- You may find that you are more sensitive to nature as you begin to understand how everything is connected.
- You may become more of an introvert with a desire to search inwards to answer lives big questions.
- Some people feel as though they are disconnected from the physical world.
The 5 Types Of Spiritual Ascension
Your experience of spiritual ascension will be different from the next person’s experience, it is very much a personal journey. However, for the most part, there are five ‘parts’ to spiritual ascension that you can expect to go through.
The Mind Awakens
In the case that you experience a sudden realisation or an epiphany, this can be considered an awakening of the mind.
Each person may experience this in a different way and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical experience but maybe a greater understanding or perspective which translates into your better understanding of life.
The awakening of the mind may come as a flash of knowledge or something may just seem to click and fall into place, giving you a clearer picture of the more important things in life.
Once we have experienced an awakening like this, the information we have obtained will remain with us and guide us through life.
A New Personality Awakens
As you experience more and more awakenings of the mind this can cause a noticeable shift in your personality. You may feel the urge to move away from old habits, especially those which do not serve you. This is considered to be one of the least important forms of ascension but it is still essential overall.
If you can look back over your life and see changes in the person you are now compared to who you once were, it is likely that your personality has awakened. This may be things you have changed that have improved your life or aspects of who you are developing.
Many people ignore certain aspects of their personality but when they pay attention to them, they are able to develop them.
The Spiritual Energy Awakens
One of the key aspects of spiritual ascension is the awakening of your life force energy – this may be referred to as prana, qi or kundalini in different spiritual practices. As this energy awakens, you will notice physical effects.
There are ways in which you can awaken your spiritual energy such as through doing yoga or tai chi but in many cases, the energy may awaken of its own accord which is often called Kundalini awakening.
Depending on the individual, this awakening of energy can feel anything from mild to very extreme and may include a rush of energy, tingling sensations, feelings of electricity, a change in sex drive, heightened awareness and many other things.
However, in some cases, there can be negative effects associated with this including mood swings, appetite changes and insomnia.
The Soul Awakens
Depending on the person, a soul awakening may be a drawn-out process or something very sudden and short. A short awakening might give us a glimpse into our soul as a whole and the eternal nature of it.
However, for a more lengthy awakening, one might connect with their soul on a deeper level. Some people find that, in this case, they have a constant connection with the spirit guides and develop an understanding of their purpose.
For many people, this awakening takes them away from the world leaving them feeling disconnected but in a positive way, you may also feel a greater sense of love, forgiveness and compassion to others.
A Total Awakening
It is very rare for one to achieve a total awakening or become enlightened. In this case, there is a total disassociation with the self and the individual will fully recognise their connection with the whole.
It usually takes many years of discipline and soul searching to achieve this but in a few cases, it can happen without warning.
Many would compare enlightenment to being all and nothing and the person will be able to experience true awareness, love, truth and understanding.
As souls, there will come a time in any of our lives where our soul is able to reach spiritual ascension, more commonly referred to as enlightenment or awakening. But this is a process that takes time and can often bring on some negative physical feelings.
To achieve a total awakening, one must go through several, smaller awakenings of the soul, personality, mind and energy. Only once all of these have been achieved, can a person become truly enlightened.