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Understanding the Spiritual Journey: The Stages of Spiritual Awakening and Kundalini Rising

Updated: Jul 1, 2023

In this age of constant hustle and bustle, more and more individuals are seeking a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. I devised this short guide about stages of both spiritual awakening and kundalini awakening and rising stages from my own experience and from other spirituals that I watch and mentored.

This guide will give you an idea about the spiritual path and take you through the profound and often challenging stages of spiritual awakening and its relationship with kundalini awakening, allowing you to navigate the path toward self-discovery and enlightenment.

Understanding higher consciousness and spiritual awakening

Higher consciousness refers to an expanded state of awareness, where individuals experience a profound connection to their inner selves and the universe. It is a state of being that goes beyond the limitations of the physical world and taps into a deeper understanding of life's mysteries.

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Spiritual journey and spiritual awakening (image pexel)

Spiritual awakening, on the other hand, is the process by which individuals become aware of their spiritual nature and begin to question the deeper meaning of life. It is a journey of self-discovery and self-transformation that often starts with a sense of dissatisfaction with the materialistic world and a longing for something more.

The stages of spiritual awakening and ascension

Spiritual awakening and spiritual growth is not a linear journey, but rather a series of stages that individuals go through as they progress on their path. While the experiences may vary from person to person, there are some common stages that most individuals go through.

  • The first stage is the Initial awakening, where individuals start to question their beliefs and the meaning of life. They may feel a sense of restlessness and dissatisfaction with their current circumstances, and a longing for something more meaningful. This stage is about the individual trying to figure out if there is truly something beyond his 5 senses, as sacred text and spiritual books say, or not.

  • The second stage is the Seeking stage, where individuals actively search for answers and guidance. They may explore different spiritual traditions, read books, attend workshops, or seek the guidance of spiritual teachers.

  • The third stage is the Crisis stage, which is often the most challenging and intense phase of the awakening journey. During this stage, individuals may experience a breakdown of their old belief systems and identities, leading to feelings of confusion, disorientation, and emotional turmoil. They feel “on the edge” so to say, and don’t know if they should return to their old beliefs and abandon this crazy spiritual pursuit and just stay safely in their old cocoon, or risk jumping into the unknown without a safe net.

  • The fourth stage is the Integration stage, where individuals took the decision to further seek the connection with their soul and God, and start to integrate their new beliefs and experiences into their daily lives. They begin to work on releasing their old limiting beliefs and make changes in their lifestyle, relationships, and habits to align with their spiritual values.

  • The fifth stage is the Transformation stage, where individuals experience a profound shift in their consciousness and perception of reality. They may have mystical experiences, deep insights, and a sense of merging with the reality around them. To some of the seekers, some spiritual gifts or abilities may activate (sanskr. Siddhis)

  • The sixth stage is the Transcendence stage, where individuals experience their consciousness extending much beyond the known reality. They develop cosmic insights and a sense of oneness with the universe. This stage is typical for someone that reached Enlightenment as soul (7th chakra vibration), and Wisdom as body (released 99% of his limiting beliefs).

Signs and symptoms of spiritual awakening

Spiritual awakening is often accompanied by various signs and symptoms that indicate the process of transformation taking place. These signs and symptoms can manifest at the physical, emotional, energy, mental, and spiritual levels.

  • At the physical level, individuals may experience changes in their sleep patterns, energy levels, and physical sensations. They may also have spontaneous healing experiences or heightened sensitivity to their surroundings.

  • At the emotional level, individuals may experience intense emotions such as joy, love, and compassion, as well as feelings of sadness, anger, and fear. They may also have a heightened sense of empathy and a deepening connection to others. By working on releasing their limiting beliefs, individuals start to feel often more joy than sadness and fear.

  • At the energy level, individuals may start to experience energy movements inside their bodies, like kundalini awakening and rising. They feel their body energies flow easier, they feel connecting easier with energies around them.

  • At the mental level, individuals may experience a shift in their perception of reality and an expansion of their consciousness. They may have increased clarity, intuition, and creativity, as well as a deeper understanding of universal truths.

  • At the spiritual level, individuals may have mystical experiences such as visions, synchronicities, or encounters with higher beings. They may also feel a deep sense of connection to the divine and a longing for spiritual growth and self-realization.

Kundalini awakening and rising: What is it and how does it relate to higher consciousness?

Kundalini is a Sanskrit word that refers to the dormant spiritual energy that lies within every individual. In ancient traditions, it is considered a mysterious force and often depicted as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine, and its awakening is said to lead to higher states of consciousness and spiritual enlightenment.

Contrary to what ancient Hinduism and yoga think, I found that kundalini energy is Mother Earth’s energy projected into our bodies. As bodies, we were designed to be a conduit between cosmic energies above and telluric energies beneath our feet, so Earth’s energy (kundalini energy) can move freely throughout our bodies. Unfortunately, due to our subconscious beliefs, the kundalini energy path is clogged and this energy can’t rise.

Kundalini awakening and rising is the result of a spiritual awakening by which this dormant energy is awakened and starts to move up the spine through the chakras along the way. It is an intense and transformative experience, where individuals may go through various physical, emotional, and spiritual changes.

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Spiritual awakening and kundalini rising

Kundalini rising is closely related to higher consciousness, as it is a result of a successful spiritual awakening and self-realization. As the Kundalini energy rises, it assists individuals to access higher states of consciousness and tap into their innate spiritual potential.

The stages of Kundalini awakening and rising

Remember that kundalini awakening and rising is a result of a spiritual awakening process and is designed, once started, to progress naturally and organically and doesn’t imply direct human intervention.

Kundalini rising is a gradual process that unfolds in stages and is organically linked to a successful spiritual awakening. While the experiences may vary from person to person, there are some common stages that most individuals go through.

The first stage is the kundalini awakening stage, where individuals due to their endeavors of spiritual awakening become aware of the presence of Kundalini energy within them. They may experience a surge of energy, spontaneous movements, or sensations of heat or vibration.

The second stage is the kundalini ascending initial stage, where the Kundalini energy starts to move up the spine if the individual cleared up prior its path by releasing the blockages (limiting beliefs). Individuals may experience intense physical, emotional, and spiritual purging as the energy ascends and “hits” unsolved issues along the way.

The third stage is the full kundalini ascension stage, where the Kundalini energy reaches the crown chakra, fueling the shift in consciousness started by the spiritual ascension. Individuals may have mystical experiences, deep insights, and a sense of oneness with the universe.

The fourth stage is the integration stage, where individuals start to integrate their new experiences and insights into their daily lives. They may make changes in their lifestyle, relationships, and habits to align with their spiritual growth.

Dealing with challenges during spiritual awakening and Kundalini rising

The journey of spiritual awakening and Kundalini rising can be challenging and overwhelming at times. Individuals may face various challenges along the way, such as physical discomfort, emotional turmoil, and spiritual crises.

It is important to remember that these challenges are a natural part of the spiritual transformation process and can be seen as opportunities for growth and healing. Here are some strategies to help navigate through the challenges:

  1. Follow the right order of spiritual growth! Practice first the spiritual awakening, and only afterward experience kundalini awakening and rising! Trying to start the other way around, as many individuals actually do, by triggering a kundalini awakening and skipping working on the spiritual awakening, is a fundamental error that can lead to kundalini awakening failures, and many times to mental and even physical issues. I get in my healing practice many spirituals who tried this and resulted with an unbalanced chakra system, energy bodies broken, soul possession, health issues, etc.

  2. Self-care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being by adopting a healthy lifestyle, practicing self-love, and seeking support when needed.

  3. Connection with your Higher-self: Cultivate mindfulness and present moment awareness to stay grounded and centered amidst the ups and downs of the awakening journey.

  4. Spiritual practices: Engage in spiritual practices that resonate with you, such as meditation, yoga, breathwork, or energy healing. These practices can help calm the mind, balance the energy, and support the awakening process.

  5. Seek support: Reach out to a spiritual teacher, mentor, or support group who can provide guidance, validation, and a safe space to share your experiences.

Practices to support spiritual awakening and kundalini rising

There are various practices that can support and enhance the process of spiritual awakening and Kundalini rising. These practices can help individuals stay grounded, balanced, and connected to their inner selves. Here are some practices to consider:

1. Meditation: Regular meditation practice can help calm the mind, cultivate inner peace, and deepen your connection to higher states of consciousness.

2. Limiting Beliefs Healing: This practice is crucial and without it there is no true spiritual awakening,

3. Follow a good spiritual school: Practicing a good spiritual school can help balance the energy, connect your soul awareness to your body energies, open the energy channels, and prepare the body for the rising of Kundalini energy.

4. Breathwork: Conscious breathing techniques, such as pranayama, can help activate and balance the energy centers, and facilitate the flow of Kundalini energy.

5. Energy healing: Seek out energy healing modalities, such as Reiki, acupuncture, etc, to support the clearing and balancing of the energy centers.

6. Journaling: Keep a journal to document your experiences, insights, and reflections. This can help you gain clarity, process emotions, and track your progress on the awakening journey.

7. Grounding. Practice grounding procedures so not to lose connection with Earth’s energies. The large majority of spirituals to whom I do spiritual readings of their soul and body energies have their root chakra open in the range of just 1-5%; there is no chance of a real organic spiritual progress at such a low percentage.


Embarking on the journey of spiritual awakening and Kundalini rising is a profound and transformative experience. It is a journey of self-discovery, self-transformation, and self-realization that can lead to higher states of consciousness and a deeper connection to the divine.

By understanding the stages of spiritual awakening and Kundalini rising, recognizing the signs and symptoms, and adopting supportive practices, you can navigate through the challenges and embrace the profound inner growth that comes with the journey.

Remember, the awakening journey is unique to each individual, and there is no right or wrong way to experience it. At the same time, remember there are risks involved if you stray away too much from the correct process and stages mentioned above.

Trust the process, seek help from a competent spiritual mentor, spiritual advisor, or the like, and allow yourself to be also guided by your inner wisdom. Get ready to unlock higher consciousness and embrace a life filled with purpose, clarity, and profound inner growth.


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30 jun 2023

Amazing as always! Thank you for writing this article and sharing your wisdom. Love

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