On Spiritual Awakenings and my first one

soul, awakening, kundalini, past life, past lives, hypnotherapy, wake up, spirit, connection, help, how toSpiritual Awakenings are different for everyone, but they usually have a few things in common…

They stop us in our tracks and make us wonder if or realise that there is more to life than what appears in our physical reality.

They often can’t be explained by using our logical mind.

Often involve the meeting of a spiritual being or entity, such as a guide, angel or a strong connection to your inner guidance, higher self or soul.

They can occur when you least expect it, like when you are feeling really low and desperate, or when you are feeling amazingly happy and loving.

Once you have a spiritual awakening then you usually start to have more. I have experienced quite a few and these days they are becoming more regular. However the first experience, that I can remember, of a spiritual awakening was when I had a hypnotherapy session and I went ‘back’ to a life in which I wasn’t myself. This was something I had fervently not believed in so it was hard to reconcile as the experience was going on, but the detail was so clear that I started to let go somewhat and allow whatever was going on to occur.

I knew my name – which was Amanda (and not Sharon) and I was in the woods and had just been literally dumped here by my boyfriend. I could look down and see my body which was not my body. And I had all of her memories which were not containing any details from my current life, yet I was remembering them as if they were mine. I could feel how she was feeling in that experience which really stopped me in my tracks. But while this was all strange it wasn’t the part that I would term the spiritual awakening – it was what happened afterwards that was.

It was the ‘why’. After trolling through these new memories I moved even deeper and a white light flowed down and into the top of my head. I felt as though I was now laying down (even I knew was still sitting up in a chair). Information started to flow into me too fast and comprehensive to even attempt to say anything out loud. It just poured into me.

Information about why I had just experienced the life of Amanda and how reconnecting with the experiences of her life were going to help me in this life. I was then shown other lives and downloaded their experiences into my consciousness, as if they were my own experiences. I now held memories as if I had lived many lives within my one life, and along with these memories I was imparted with the knowledge of why they were now my memories and how that would help me.

Prior to this experience I hadn’t even believed in anything more than what was on offer to me in the physical reality – what I could see and touch, and I certainly hadn’t believed in past lives or reincarnation, or even that I had a soul! Like many people who had been brought up in a religious household I had rejected it all in my teens, even boasting of being an atheist.

But after this first major spiritual experience or awakening my eyes had been opened. I was changed forever, and as much as I tried I couldn’t go back. I couldn’t deny how much this experience had helped me – and it didn’t even seem to matter what I ‘believed’. It had helped me in a major way.

It wasn’t until then that I realised that through rejecting organised religion I had also rejected discovering my own spirituality. My Soul.

What have you experienced that you can now reflect on – something that changed or shaped your life?

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Eric Tonningsen
    November 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Discovering your soul. Hear, hear! I have had numerous physical and spiritual experiences that have changed/shaped my life. At this moment, there are too many and too little time to sift through them and share just one. But they’re there, Sharon. 🙂

    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

      I’m sure they are 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and sharing your comments Eric! I felt so excited even writing this little post – I guess it is a little post with a BIG topic 🙂 Have a wonderful day. With love, Sharon

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

    What a wonderful account–and such a positive message to share with others! While I haven’t had any similar experiences in this life, it’s highly encouraging to hear stories of others’ experiences and things like this let me know I’m on the right track. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us!


    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment and support. Yeah I feel more and more how important it is to speak up about these sorts of things 🙂 With love, Sharon

  • Reply
    Mark Lanesbury
    November 4, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Hi Sharon, before my ‘event’ I had had lots of little things happening around me, so I suppose they were a lead up to this happening. Like you, it turned everything around. I no longer just played with it on the edges, I now totally moved into what this meant to me.
    I was helping a young lady with bi-polar (which I didn’t realize at the time), and she was having an episode that had been escalating all day and she was becoming quite agitated. And as she was going through this I could feel this struggle within her, like she couldn’t help herself feeling this way and an overpowering sadness coming from her. My heart went totally out to her as I could really feel her emotions (I’m an empath that I use as part of my healing), …..and suddenly everything changed, the me in the room where I was sitting totally disappeared but I could see, feel, touch and ‘know’ everything, and I mean everything that there was to ‘know’. I did not have to ask, I knew. Time was totally irrelevant, I just was. I could totally sense everything around me, instantly. There was no need to put anything ‘out there’ because I already had it within me. The human tendency to ‘what if I or how would I or can I’ was also irrelevant because it was not needed, I already knew. It was the most all encompassing and totality of everything that is.
    There was only one thing that I found strange, and to this day I haven’t really found an explanation for it, and that was the fact that everything was an olive green. I think my eyes (where I was at), was using a different vibrational frequency so viewed everything differently. Who knows 🙂
    So the outcome of this was when I ‘came back’ into the room I think a few minutes had passed, I felt very disjointed because of what I had felt and was now back in a different frequency again. The lady was getting up and said she had to go, which I just nodded my head, I couldn’t speak or function properly. For the next 2 weeks I was so ‘high’ I just wasn’t functioning at all. People were starting to wonder what was wrong but I couldn’t have been happier, it was such a beautiful feeling. But to function properly down here I needed to come back down so I went to a Reiki master and asked her to re-ground me as it was becoming awkward to do a lot of things. After our session I was a bit more grounded but the sensation I just slowly became accustomed to. I now think that was my ‘opening’ to the journey I’m now on. The ‘knowing’ that comes through to guide and heal others (and myself 🙂 ), become part of my blog, and eventually a book.
    There have been many other ‘events’ now as I am able to absorb them much easier, but that first one really ‘opened’ me up and began a journey that is an incredible understanding of what is really underneath and integrated into all of our lives.
    Thank you for allowing me to express this Sharon, it is a healing within itself. Namaste

    • Reply
      November 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Wow Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to share this here. What an incredible experience and a real eye opener to how we can actually feel and live. We are so much more expansive and incredible, and I think I am only aware of a teeny tiny aspect. I bet that experience changed your life so much – it’s like you get shown something that you can’t come back from – you can’t just slink back into your old life after it’s occurred 🙂

      Yeh I wasn’t the same either since this event and have shaped my life around it. It’s really amazing to hear someone else’s event and I think it’s something that people often hold back speaking up about. But most likely, more and more people are having experiences like these and don’t really know what to do.

      I appreciate you sharing your experience so much Mark 🙂 Have a glorious day!! With love, Sharon

      • Reply
        Mark Lanesbury
        November 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm

        Thank you Sharon. Just one thing I forgot to mention, and I don’t know how :), but the most incredible feeling of love surrounding it all was so all encompassing, but I knew I was only being allowed to ‘touch’ it very gently, because I ‘knew’ , being in a human form my mind would not handle the totality of what it truly was. But that bit, within itself was the most beautiful thing I had experienced till that time. So encompassing, and the forerunner of a few more instances that has increased my ‘knowing’ so that I could share with others the journey we all take on this beautiful world. If your interested, see ‘The Death’ up on my menu bar at my blog. Don’t panic, it was a very beautiful journey that I was also shown 🙂 Namaste

  • Reply
    November 5, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Mine was being guided to a maha-bhagavat guru and gaining insights into the Vedas on how to truly grow spiritually. That as I am an eternal spirit soul, how can I connect with Super Soul within the three stages of spiritual realisation.

    • Reply
      November 5, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Wow being guided to maha-bhagavat guru and the insights you gained sound incredible intriguing. I bet that was an awesome and life changing experience for you. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience with us here.

      It’s the most amazing thing to realise you are an eternal soul -I think that was the point where my life started to be fun 🙂

      With love, Sharon

      • Reply
        November 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Yes, that’s exactly it; the realisation that we are eternal spirit souls; have lived, living and will continue to live in future lives wherever that will be and hopefully again given the chance of a human form. 🙂 I’ll give you this link so you too can gain some of the insights I was granted : http://www.vedabase.com/net You will find a myriad of wisdomatic texts, whichever one grabs your heart. You can still gain immense benefit, regardless. Many blessings to you 🙂

  • Reply
    Val Boyko
    November 5, 2014 at 3:07 am

    In a room full of people during my first yoga teacher training, I opened my eyes and looked around. I felt this surge of love and knowing. We are all one and full of love.
    I’m a very down to earth person too Sharon, so this was a shock!
    Everything in my life since than has been a letting go – of material things, striving to achieve, the stories surrounding people’s lives, ego. However, the biggest letting go has been fear. I am not afraid.
    I connect with this inner knowing and presence every day. Sometimes in yoga and mediation, and sometimes being in nature. Often its in the moment I wake up before the thoughts enter.

    I’ve also let go of trying to figure it out … and this allows me to live in this body and in this world fully.

    • Reply
      November 6, 2014 at 8:03 am

      That’s amazing Val! Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us. How incredible, to be so expansive and offering up a beautiful yoga class. I’m not surprised about how open and connected you felt. That knowing that we are all on and we are love is everything isn’t it 🙂

      Letting go is key – that’s huge too that you included letting go of ‘striving to achieve’ not people people realise that too. Thanks for these reminders too – I feel that was a huge message to me 🙂 reminding me to let go of fear 🙂

      Wishing you a wonderful, loved filled day Val! With love, Sharon

      • Reply
        Val Boyko
        November 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

        Thank you for all you do
        With love
        Val x

  • Reply
    November 5, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Amazing Sharon, thanks for sharing! This has made me reflect on a few BIG events in my life and my mind. Reflecting on how they have been small gradual awakenings in one form or another. I feel like I still have a way to go though on my journey… but that perhaps all these other experiences are starting to prepare me, bit by bit, for something bigger that is on my path ahead.. Keep up the inspiration xo

    • Reply
      November 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Hi Liv – great to see you on here. And I just saw your blog – it is spectacular!!! Yes, we all have some ways to go but even the awareness of awakening to something greater means we are also well on our way 🙂

      I’m sure there are many BIG experiences to come for us and many others!! Love Sharon

  • Reply
    November 6, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Sometimes I feel like I ‘disappear’ a little. The word ‘disappear’ is the nearest match to the experience that I can think of, but it’s also like an ‘integration’ with my surroundings. One time it was very vivid. I was standing outside of work, and I was trying to count every single sound I could hear around me, air conditioners, cars, birds, breezes, people….and then it felt like I disappeared a little, or faded into my surroundings, and I kind of felt this unity with my surroundings. I didn’t just feel bliss, I felt everything.

    There are other times when I feel like I have just completely fallen in love with the world. It happens at the most mundane times too. It’s weird.

    • Reply
      November 6, 2014 at 7:57 am

      That sounds awesome! Thank you for coming on here and sharing your experience. I think it really helps others who have had experiences too – but might be too scared to talk about them 🙂

      That sounds so fascinating about your ‘disappearing’ experiences, I wonder if your vibration or frequency changes. Very interesting 🙂 And I know what you mean about falling in love with the world! I experience that more and more these days also, where I feel like I can barely move because of the love I am feeling. I feel that way towards people too 🙂 Just an outpouring of love.

      Don’t worry, your ‘weird’ is perfectly at home here 🙂
      Have a glorious day HappyApathy 🙂 With love, Sharon

  • Reply
    On Spiritual Awakenings and my first one | PegasusAnn ~ Psychic Grandmama
    November 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

    […] On Spiritual Awakenings and my first one. […]

  • Reply
    Ro Ferrelli
    November 24, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I love how you describe the spiritual awakening experinece… I had one two and several other very spiritual experiences “that are hard to explain with the logical mind”. Thanks for the inspiration to write about my awakening. love and light, Ro

    • Reply
      November 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

      That’s great Ro! I’d love to hear about one of your experiences! And yes, they are often so hard to reconcile with the logical mind. I have just experienced another that lasted for so much longer, that I have been able to study what is actually doing on and gain more insight into how to facilitate awakenings, and teach how to make the last. It’s about integrating those awakening experiences into our ‘everyday’ life that is the key 🙂 Have a miraculous day Ro!!! It’s lovely having you here 🙂 With love, Sharon

  • Reply
    September 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Mine started simply by noticing a string of synchronicities that occurred in a short amount of time. I was amazed and kind of freaked out by it, and I somehow sensed that things were going to change from that moment forward. And oh yes, things have definitely changed! A couple months later, I had a beautiful experience in which my soul felt detached from my physical body, and I felt like I was everywhere and connected to everything, even my coffee table 😛 I felt a massive amount of love toward everyone and was easily brought to tears.

Leave a Reply