Spiritual Awakening Signs & Symptoms|The Awakening Process

Spiritual Awakening refers to a shift in consciousness and perception of reality. It is an understanding and recognition of “oneness” with all existence.

Upon having viewed Your Youniverse video Spiritual Awakening Signs & Symptoms: The Awakening Process, I learnt ten physical and non-physical signs and symptoms I am experiencing at the moment, as mentioned in the video:

  1. Desire to be of service to others and to create more of a community-based environment dedicated to humanitarianism and harmony.
  2. Feeling more comfortable being one’s authentic self and having a strong desire to live one’s truth as his or her spiritual essence.
  3. Having an awareness of reality that goes beyond the physical senses.
  4. One’s physical body is no longer tolerant of things it once was as they imagine new spiritual realisations.
  5. One’s physical senses are picking up on new things, and they indicate a heightened perception.
  6. We are experiencing short-term memory loss, loss of identity, feelings of inner turmoil and/or feelings of being outside of our bodies.
  7. We experience sudden changes of disappearances of habits, social circles, daily activities, career or even the overall path we thought we might have been on.
  8. One is experiencing anxiety, panic or depression.
  9. One is experiencing vivid or lucid dreaming often and/or increased intuition.
  10. We open up to the realisation that we’re the creators of our life and begin to take more responsibility for our thoughts, decisions and actions, which make up our overall dominant vibrations.

Connor, Jessica. “Spiritual Awakening Signs & Symptoms (Are You Experiencing Any of These Things?) | Awakening Process.” Your Youniverse Channel, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llAhk_KIXfQ. Accessed Sunday January 2021.

A Merseyside Mystery Thriller: Premise

This psychological thriller takes readers into the suicide of one very troubled local. Just when the suicide victim’s friends and neighbours get close to finding out the truth, they inadvertently uncover hidden secrets that are about to turn their lives upside down. Set in the heart of Merseyside, England, this Desperate Housewives-style Liverpool-based novel series centers around themes of suicide, descent into madness, and – of course – false rumours. Plenty of them.

Natasha Williams is a handicapped bookstore worker who dreams of setting up a special needs community within the same North West English metropolitan county her friends reside in. When Tracy Preston – one of Natasha’s neighbours – dies by apparent suicide, a devastated Natasha takes it upon herself to find out why Tracy killed herself. But disrespectful online trolls on Facebook have been targeting Tracy for the dark and unfathomable secrets she had been harbouring and had taken with her. Soon, the disturbing truth behind Tracy’s suicide is revealed, and this is connected to the hateful comments left on Tracy’s posthumous Facebook page, leading to further messed up goings-on in Natasha’s Liverpudian hometown – starting with Tracy’s gravestone being subjected to vengeful vandalism by an unknown party. What comes next is the mental breakdown and disappearance of Tracy’s equally troubled ex-boyfriend, Michael Adams.

How to Set Intentions and Create Lasting Change

An intention is a guiding principle for how one wants to show up in their everyday life. It is rooted in how one wants to live their life moment by moment, day by day, year by year.

Intentions make people reflect on what matters most to them. Such as where they expect to live; who they expect to be surrounded by.

Intentions help to guide one’s actions, thoughts and responses as they move throughout their day.

My own goals and intentions that matter to me the most in my personal life:

  • Leaving home and moving out of this current environment I wish to not be in anymore.
  • Settling down properly in my own accommodation within the most suitable environment set up for my needs.
  • Being provided with access to special needs facilities I will be able to benefit from and make use of.
  • Surrounding myself with positive-minded and non-toxic people.
  • Having empathetic people enter my life and offer me support.
  • Attending cognitive behavioural therapy intervention programmes.
  • Being in a special needs therapeutic education programme.
  • Having a small circle of friends and fellow special needs peers.

The one thing most important to me in life is my mental health and wellbeing. The one thing that matters to me the most is having my mental health needs met. This is what I am aiming towards and hope to achieve in the New Year.

Wishing everyone the best in 2021!

Banishing Depression

I engage in my weekly meditation session every Sunday whenever I can. Set in beautiful and safe surroundings, this seventeen-minute duration therapeutic binaural audio enables me to banish my severe depression even if only temporarily.

Usually I continue to remain lying in bed after having awoken. Then I envision myself being transported to an alternate universe far away from where I am at the moment. 

When I open my eyes I envisage myself in a pitch black cave located somewhere in the Lake District. The scent of wet rock and the essence of petrichor arouses my sense of smell. I hear the sound of dripping water: it sounds as though it is coming from the cave roof; although I can’t confirm as I am unable to see anything. The voice of the gentleman and his appealing English accent comfort me on this bizarre journey. I am carrying a heavy object that feels like a large Sainsbury’s or Tesco shopping bag. I feel like dropping it somewhere; I have been wanting to put it down for a long time. As the semi-dim light appears before me, the details of my surroundings become more visible. A few steps away from me is a pool of water spread out like black and shining sill. When I move towards it and look down into it, I see a pattern of stars. I look up to see a hole in the cave roof; the star seems to pour down into it like a glittering waterfall of white silence.

The white beam of light coalesces into a human-like figure. Power, strength, and an absolute sense of protectiveness radiates from this God sent individual. My guardian has taken on the features and form of a special person; someone from a special needs organisation. I picture him/her as an attractive and kind-hearted soul. His/her light strikes me almost like a summer moonlight. He/she scoops up a handful of fresh clean water with his/her hands, offering it to me. In their palms, the liquid appears silvery-like; similar to metal. I tentatively taste it. It tastes unlike ordinary filtered mineral water; something about it leaves me feeling refreshed. I suddenly feel thirsty and drink more. I take one or two steps back and look at the heavy yet useless bag I’ve dropped. I am tempted to permanently let go of the heavy bundle containing my many countless burdens. My guardian encourages me to hand these burdens over to him one by one: anxiety; depression; frustration; bitterness; anger; sadness. As soon as they land in his/her hands, they crumble to pieces and vanish from the surface of the earth. I have been wanting to dispose of them for a long time.

Now that I am free from my burdens, my guardian scoops another cup of water. Since the bundles have dissolved in the water, I wonder if the taste of the water will be affected. But there is no taint of negative memory in the pureness; none of them held any power over me at all in the first place.

I get a proper look at my guardian and we smile at each other. I notice the rim of a full moon appearing over the edge of a rock far above me. It slowly floats into the centre, glowing like a white candle. It pours itself down upon me and upon the pool that fills the cave with radiance.

I realise that my guardian is far too bright to look upon. The shadows are pushed away as light flashes in my eyes.

Not too far away, the illuminations show me something I have not seen before: stairs cut into the rock leading into the outer world. My guardian reaches to take my hand; I accept it in return. I feel some sense of strength flood through my fingertips, up my arm and through my entire body. I feel it sink down to nest in my blood and bones, shining into my soul.

No longer feeling burdened, I find the strength to come to my feet and make my way towards the steps. When I look above, I see the moonlight lancing down. My guardian smiles at me and encourages me to descend the steps, which I do. My guardian follows close behind me. With each step, I feel a sense of relief which I am walking into.

I come out into a place of soft and fragrant breezes. I hear the sound of wind in tall trees. A dark landscape washed by the moon stretches before me. The air smells of cut grass which takes my mind back to my much missed childhood garden. It feels warm against my face.

Even though I have never seen (or been to) this place before, it seems familiar. It is completely safe here; a place of blissful sanctuary.

Perhaps the fresh mineral water – or simply the giving up of my many burdens – has made me start feeling tired. I decide to lie down in a midst of soft grass, listening to the play of the wind over the sleeping land.

I figure out that my guardian – whoever he or she is – is a benign presence, but also one who will protect me completely (especially from the negative and toxic people in my life). The force that emanates from them is both powerful and comforting.

There is light coming towards me. Nothing in this world (or in my mind) is able to stand in the face of that shining. It appears as if they have crossed twin swords above me, which are visibly clear; their purpose is to keep out everything except the good and positive.

Today, I bathe in the sense of freedom. Of light. Or possibilities, wonder, and bliss.By the time night time comes, I find myself falling asleep with a clear mind. I decide to come back to this refuge time and time again in order to rid myself of my bitterness and depression. Even though I am unhappy with my life and with life in general, I am grateful to my guardian.

My Covid-19 Journal

From now on my future blogs will only focus on raising awareness on Mental Health issues and sharing strategies for improving one’s psychological well-being.

Starting with how Covid-19 has affected my mental health.

The people I miss the most are my siblings (especially my youngest sister and her life partner).

The coronavirus pandemic has not had any positive impacts on my mental health; only negative ones. Being in lockdown means being trapped inside this toxic environment with one or two energy vampires for even longer periods of time, and my plans to leave this country and make a fresh start away from the negative energy have been delayed.

However, Covid-19 has also taught me a lot about value. With millions of people in every single country to have died from this terrifying virus, I have learnt to never take everyday life for granted.