I believe we’ve come to the time where we need to open our eyes for what’s going on around us. To see the world as it is, along with the things we usually remain blind for.

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I believe there is more than just the mundane life we know with its daily worries.
People are sometimes too superficial and can’t see the bigger picture. Overburdened with stuff, we tend to lose track of time, forget what is important and end up living for today – without a clear direction, vision for the future and specific desires.

Every now and then we have these moments of clarity, of understanding of the self, of happiness for no reason, appreciation and inspiration.

It usually doesn’t last long because we think it’s just luck and don’t know how to increase our energy level so that we can experience them more often.
We have these inexplicable coincidences and are surprised by the way we feel at that moment, but easily forget that feeling.

All these are signs from the universe. It’s the way it tells us that there is more to life than what we think, that there is a deeper level of consciousness we can achieve that will make us happy, contented, productive and help us find a purpose.

Here I’ve summarized 70 signs of awakening and spiritual growth. You may have experienced some of them, or most of all. That means you’re on the right way. Just keep noticing them.

If not, you can use the following as tips and ideas on how to awaken and begin to really see things as they are.

They are in no particular order. One can provoke another.

Here they are:

  1. You often feel connected with other people.
  2. You begin to question things.
  3. You change your views and opinion of life.
  4. Breaking free from your current lifestyle because you realize it’s taking you nowhere. So you make drastic changes – quit job, move to another place, end a relationship, etc.
  5. You feel grateful for what you have and thank for it every day.
  6. A feeling that you’ve changed somehow.
  7. Your energy level increases.
  8. Pure acceptance. You accept things, people and events in your life as they are.
  9. Constant appreciation. You don’t judge yourself or other people anymore.
  10. You enjoy the moment.
  11. You become more sensitive. You smell, see and feel new things every now and then.
  12. A change in sleeping patterns.
  13. You may suddenly feel joy and bliss.
  14. You are often happy for no particular reason.
  15. A profound feeling of love for everything and everyone.
  16. More often you will let things happen and make the best of them, instead of trying to change everything.
  17. You let go of expectations.
  18.  Frequent bursts of creativity. You may wake up in the middle of the night with the strong desire to write, or paint, or something else that will help you express the things in your head through art.
  19. Some things may start to seem distant, out of place or unusual to you.
  20. You have a clear direction.
  21. Increased peace and clarity.
  22. You let go of anger.
  23. You don’t hide your emotions. Instead, you want to share them with others.
  24. You’re motivated and excited even by thinking of all the changes you see around you.
  25. When you need to know something, the answer is given to you in the form of a random person, event or another sign. You just need to keep your eyes open and accept the lesson or answer.
  26. You easily make compromises, give, help and forgive.
  27. You have the desire to speak the truth.
  28.  You learn things faster.
  29. You acquire new skills.
  30. Eliminating all your activities and tasks that aren’t meaningful or don’t help you in any way and concentrating on what matters.
  31. You pay more attention to the little things around you that you’ve barely noticed before.
  32. You want to find your purpose and do only things that matter.
  33. You are always looking for answers and want to ‘find’ yourself.
  34. A sense of Oneness. You realize that nothing in this world is separate and one thing always leads to another.
  35. You’re ready to give and expect nothing in return.
  36. Understanding people. You can listen to them quietly and patiently and try to make them feel better.
  37. You are not afraid anymore. Each day you understand more and more that fears are not real, they are often just in your head. Once you let go, you are free.
  38. Many ‘coincidences’ occur in your life but now you know it’s not luck. It’s what the universe gives you in return to your purposeful questions, awakened mind and desire to grow spiritually.
  39. You may feel distant from some of your friends because of the different energy levels you have.
  40. You feel the urge to do great things.
  41. You realize you just know things you didn’t know before.
  42. You follow your intuition.
  43. Empathy. You care for other people’s feelings and recognize their emotions.
  44. You want to meet like-minded people, share your ideas with them and increase your energy together.
  45. Your  perception of time alters. You know you don’t have all the time in the world and want to make it count. So you become more active and do more things.
  46. You learn to say ‘no’.
  47. Drawing a lesson from everything.
  48. You see the world from a different point of view.
  49. You accept yourself for who you are.
  50. Little daily worries, weaknesses and the things that concern the average person don’t attract your attention anymore as you can now see the bigger picture of everything.
  51. You ask yourself deep questions.
  52. You spend much time contemplating on love, life, purpose, meaning of things, importance of events, priorities, time, happiness, good, bad, etc.
  53. You embrace positivity.
  54. Experiencing sudden moments of inspiration.
  55. You don’t feel the need to be better than others. Instead, you want to help them find their way in life.
  56. You know how to live in the present.
  57. You feel powerful and are absolutely sure that everything is possible.
  58. You practice mindfulness and live consciously.
  59. Letting go of guilt, disappointment and regret.
  60. You can see the beauty of everything.
  61. Your dreams and visions are more vivid.
  62. You feel inner guidance and amazing things happen when you follow it.
  63. You connect with nature
  64. Material stuff doesn’t play any role in your life anymore.
  65. You don’t feel the need to be right, to persuade someone into doing something, to argue or to prove someone wrong. Communication is on another level for you now.
  66. You break old habits and routines.
  67. Analyzing your dreams and occurrences in life.
  68. Synchronicity. You may start to encounter people many times or have other coincidences. They all mean you’re on the right way.
  69. You let go of excuses and trying to impress people.
  70. You want to help others awaken too.

So how many of these characteristics do you find familiar?

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  1. The universe doesn’t get a flying s**t about me. There is the Creator behind the machinery and I call Him God.
    The list is impressive and very thoughtful. It almost feels like you were in my skin!
    Just a few points don’t apply to me, like ‘letting go of anger’, because I rarely was angry at all. Also, my senses and dreams are still subdued. I have never had vivid images in my head.
    Almost all the rest describes me to the letter. Wonderful!

    1. Let’s say that God and the Universe here are different names for the same power – we’re talking about the same thing, I’m sure.
      It’s great that you find all of these familiar. You know what it means – you’re on the right path, have a purpose, follow it and are just doing everything you need to do. Keep up the good work, my friend 🙂

      1. For me, this force is Goddess and God because I believe in the duality of all things but frequently refer to this as the Universe. I find everything on the list through Witchcraft. I deal everyday with the misconception that what I do is ‘evil’. What I don’t find on the list is the concept of limitations so why do some people insist on putting it there? As I always say, Spirituality is the destination, religion is a vehicle to get there. We just all drive different cars. Thank you for your insights.
        Have a Magickal Day

        1. Thank you too for reading it and commenting. After all, everyone sees anything from his own experience, way of thinking, emotions and beliefs. And everyone is free to interpret this list however he likes. The point is that we must be more open to things that develop our spirituality and help us grow.

  2. Excellent list, and very pertinent. I have been through some of these and some, I have yet to experience. What I like best about your list is that the common thread that runs through all these items is that we awaken spiritually when we realize that we are all,one. When we isolate ourselves from the Cosmos and each other, we strangle our spirits. Thank you for posting!

  3. Very thorough list! I can relate to many of them, if not all.
    I particularly find the last one quite interesting, because together with #65 (no need to persuade others or prove someone wrong) makes life already quite exciting! People won’t be awaken if they are not ready for it, no matter how much we try. So, we end up accepting where they are without judgment, nudging them once in a while, but without the need to convince them at all.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lidiya-
    Great post. I re-blogged to share with my readers.
    I really like the message…..there is peace in simplicity.
    Thank you…..your future as a thought leader is bright!
    Stephan

  5. Reblogged this on Alwin's Blog and commented:
    “We each have the power to live a life that we love but it doesn’t happen by the simple fickle finger of fate. It is brought into fruition by the way you choose to engage in life. We all have the potential to be masters in whatever it is that makes our hearts sing.
    We are the creators of our world and therefore, we are the creators of our so called luck.”

  6. I liked your post, especially the part about true acceptance, I often like to write about what a delicate dance that can be if only because it can seem so against our nature to surrender to what is and yet it’s the only way to relax into sacredness. Fun post!

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