A spiritual awakening is a person realising that they are a spiritual being as well as a human being.
Helping human beings awaken as spiritual beings.
Every human being is also a spiritual being whether they acknowledge this or not. A spiritual awakening is a person realising that they are a spiritual being as well as a human being. The events in life look very different when we learn to evaluate them from the perspective of our spiritual self and not just our human self. What seems a tragedy to our human self can be a liberation to our spiritual self.
At some point in a person life their inner spiritual nature may start to assert itself. Much depends on how the person responds to this increasing inner pressure to acknowledge their spiritual nature. If they resist the pressure, it can grow and grow and become unnecessarily painful and also cause much unnecessary disruption in their life (usually through various personal crises). If they flow with the pressure, it could be pleasant and even very enjoyable; yet, depending on how well they handle change, it might still bring a certain amount of disruption in the person’s daily life. Yet, however they get there, the end result of a spiritual awakening is a far more fulfilling and enjoyable life than the person would have otherwise.
Our goal it to help people navigate through the changes in their life. These changes may well be the sign of a spiritual awakening – even if the person does not recognise this. A spiritual awakening can cause a person to question their value and their roles in life. At first this can be confusing and disorienting; at least until the person has managed to begin to integrate the experience into their daily life. The person may feel that they are being “diminshed” in some way (such as getting older and becoming isolated) but this can be a golden opportunity to expand in other ways and discover and express the deeper and wiser parts of themselves.
A spiritual awakening can take many forms and our goal is to help people realise that there may be something deeper going on in their life; and the very problems and challenges they are facing (and may be trying to avoid) is offering them a chance to lead a deeper and richer life than they ever thought possible.
A spiritual awakening is anything which opens a person to their greater potential and causes them to acknowledge and share the best within themselves. A spiritual awakening can be quiet and undramatic; or it can be an extreme, life-threatening event which causes the person to re-evaluate their life and its purpose. It can take the form of a mild, but increasing desire to help others, and to contribute to society as a whole, or as a dramatically powerful “religious” experience of some kind. It can arise simply as a person wanting to tell their story (so others can gain from their experiences, or not make the same mistakes); or wanting to hear the stories of others as a way of acknowledging that we are all part of something larger.
About Spiritual Awakening
Every challenge we overcome in life is part of our spiritual growth.
Amidst the turmoil of these times, many people globally are undergoing an awakening to new ways of looking at life and to new ways of looking at the world. Perhaps you find yourself turning to a deeper and wiser part of yourself in order to help you through the challenges of these times. Perhaps you are facing health issues, or issues of not knowing what sources of news and information you can trust, and so on. Perhaps you are discovering that the food that you have been eating most of your life is not good for your health.
At these times is important to take a step back and begin to listen more to the deeper and wiser parts of yourself; rather than automatically looking to some external “authority” to tell you what to do. In these times external guides and influences are useful to the extent that they help you connect with the deeper and wiser parts of yourself – then you will naturally know what to do.
The goal of this website is to help you awaken to the goodness within yourself and to awaken to how that part of you wants you to live your life. What are the highest values and the deepest truths that you can believe in? How can you express these in your daily life? What habits of thoughts and feelings, what limiting beliefs, are getting in the way of you living up to your potential? We will offer a range of psychological and spiritual tools and methods from different approaches to help you discover what is useful for you.
Whatever your religious or spiritual background we hope you will find something useful on here. Some of the material will be from a specific religion and some of the material will be entirely secular. For example, to begin with we are offering a positive thinking course, Thought Bricks, that happens to be based on biblical teaching. Yet, this does not imply at all that website is only for Christians. We will be offering wider and broader sources of material which assists in Spiritual Awakening as times goes on.
– Willliam Fergus Martin