Can You Stop A Spiritual Awakening?

Not all spiritual awakenings are full of bliss and glory. Sometimes our awakening experience can end up being scary and dreadful.

If you’re going through a particularly unpleasant spiritual awakening you may be wondering if you can stop a spiritual awakening.

The short answer is no. Most of the time if a spiritual awakening has begun the best way out of the experience is to surrender to it.

That being said there are many things in your control during this experience that can help mitigate the unpleasant effects of spiritual awakening.

Key Takeaways

  • Once a spiritual awakening has begun it likely can’t be stopped.
  • The best course of action if you’re having a difficult awakening is to surrender fully to the experience and allow it to show you what it wants to show you.
  • The negative effects of awakening are only temporary and with the right course of action you can transform your experience into a positive one.

Understanding Spiritual Awakening

To answer this question, let’s first understand what a spiritual awakening is and how it unfolds.

Spiritual awakening is a process of transformation in which an individual experiences a profound shift in their consciousness. There are all types of awakening and not all of them are pleasant in the beginning.

During a spiritual awakening, you’ll likely experience a range of emotions, from fear and confusion to joy and bliss. This intense swinging of emotions can feel like too much to handle. This can lead you to trying to stop it all together.

Common Unpleasant Symptoms

Many people have negative experiences at some part of their awakening journey. Here are some of the signs and symptoms some people experience that makes them want to stop the process:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you are going through a difficult spiritual awakening. It’s important to remember that this is a natural process and that it can be a positive and transformative experience.

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Can You Stop a Spiritual Awakening?

If you are experiencing a difficult spiritual awakening, you may be wondering if it’s possible to stop it.

The answer is no. Once a spiritual awakening has started there’s no stopping it. The only way out of the experience is through it.

This can be a terrifying response to hear. I don’t say that to scare you, but to show you the path forward. You must face the experience head on, and sometimes that can even feel like charging head on into death itself.

While it may be tempting to resist your awakening, it’s crucial to know that this experience is entirely natural. You might be just moments away from utter peace and bliss.

Your Resistance Creates Your Suffering

Let’s say you really want out of your awakening. How do we get out if we can’t stop it from happening?


The way out of your suffering is by utterly surrendering to the experience. Your awakening is happening for a reason. Trust the universe and allow it happen.

Your resistance to it mentally, physically, and spiritually is the very thing that can make your awakening unpleasant. Some people don’t realize how much they resist life until they are forced to surrender to a challenging spiritual awakening.

Why You’re Resisting Your Awakening

There may be several reasons why you might want to stop a spiritual awakening.

Perhaps you’re afraid of the changes that are happening, or you feel like you are losing control.

The changes that can come from awakening can truly be drastic. Though you will be different after your awakening it’s almost always for the better. Your life will change for the better.

There can also be a lot of fear involved in the raising of consciousness itself. Having your consciousness blasted up 20x can be unlike anything you’ve known.

Sometimes this can even feel like you’re going to die. Or rather your ego might die (ego death). But I promise you will live to see another day if you simply surrender.



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Support and Guidance

If you are experiencing a spiritual awakening, you don’t have to go it alone. Here are some ways you can find the spiritual support you need:

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Finding a Spiritual Mentor

If you’re struggling to cope with the changes that come with a spiritual awakening, it may be helpful to seek the guidance of a spiritual mentor.

You can find a spiritual guide using the MyGuru spiritual mentor directory on our website.

A good guide can carry you through a particularly difficult awakening experience. Don’t be afraid to reach out to these potential guides!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to reverse a spiritual awakening?

Once a spiritual awakening has occurred, it cannot be reversed. It is possible to manage the effects of the awakening and find ways to integrate it into your life.

What techniques can help manage overwhelming spiritual experiences?

There are several techniques that can help manage overwhelming spiritual experiences. You can try meditation, grounding exercises, working out, taking time in nature, and seeking support from a trusted spiritual advisor.

What are the signs that a spiritual awakening is coming to an end?

This can vary from person to person because awakening is different for everyone. Some common signs include a sense of peace and acceptance, decreased anxiety, and a increased love for yourself and others.

Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a meditation teacher, spiritual seeker, and founder of I’m glad you’re here! I founded Nurture Your Spirit because of my love of meditation, spirituality, and spiritual awakening.

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