How to Survive a Spiritual Awakening
You may find yourself asking, "Am I waking up or going crazy?". You look at your family, friends, and co-workers going about their lives as if nothing has changed. While you are realizing the world is not what it seems. You are waking up to the fact that you are not just a physical body but a spiritual being having a human experience. You are no longer operating on auto-pilot.
The 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, "And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally". Once the veil has been lifted and the door has opened, you can not go back to being a mindless drone. Your narrative of the world and yourself has changed. Your model of reality has collapsed. This period can be scary because you no longer have a template on how to live. You are trying to explain it to those close to you but if they are stuck on auto-pilot they will call you crazy. This waking up period is often when you lose friends and family because they just don't get "it". They are still stuck in a dream and you have become lucid.
So, how do you survive a spiritual awakening? The simple answer is, you create a new system to operate from. The new system needs to be logical and rational so you do not fall into what I call "the light worker's trap". Light workers often times lose touch with reality at this time and fall prey to substance abuse, cults, toxic people, and propaganda. They operate solely from their emotions and intuition leaving themselves vulnerable. Even though one should always pay attention to their emotions and intuition it is not advisable to ignore reality and logic. You still need to function in this physical plane even though you are becoming more enlightened.
Structure and community are essential during a spiritual awakening. While your sense of self and the universe are deepening you still need to tend to mundane earthly matters. You still need money for food and shelter. You still need exercise and rest. Even though your crown chakra is wide open, you can not forget about your root chakra to stay grounded. It is important to maintain a schedule of sleeping, waking, eating, exercising, working, meditating, and connecting with like minded individuals. As your old circle of friends fall away it is important to seek out others that resonate with your new life as an awakened being. Alienation is a part of the process of self-discovery but will bring about loneliness if you linger there too long. The best way to find like minded people is to raise your vibration so it resonates with the qualities you desire in a friend. It is like the old saying, like attracts like or water seeks its own level.
The most important thing to remember is that the destructive part of waking up is temporary. The dark night of the soul does not last forever. Even though you may feel alone, countless people are also waking up to a new reality. You really did come down for this and the world will be a better place because of your enlightenment. So, continue to let your light shine in a world that so desperately needs it.