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Spiritual Awakening – How To Map Your Progress Through The 5 Stages Of Self Awareness

Written by: Trina Joy Lucas, Executive Contributor

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Executive Contributor Trina Joy Lucas

Awareness is one of the most potent tools you possess, capable of transforming challenges into profound growth!

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Bring clarity to your spiritual awakening journey by understanding your progress through the 5 stages of self awareness. Discover how your personal experiences interface with the signs and symptoms relevant in each stage.

Self awareness is an essential part of the spiritual awakening process. It enables you to embody a deep knowing of the truth that you are more than your mind; in fact, you are also a soul and spirit. As Eckhart Tolle so wisely says, "You are not your mind."

Blossoming self awareness turned what began in my childhood as glimpses of spirit with flashes of coloured lights I named ‘fairies’, into a flourishing and rewarding career running a busy psychic spiritual healing practice.

1. Initial spiritual awareness: A glimpse beyond the veil

The key point of this emergent stage is when you recognise the spiritual realm but remain somewhat uninterested or detached, often due to societal norms or personal fears.

Have you ever felt a fleeting connection to something beyond, only to dismiss it?

These glimpses are a suggestion that there is ‘something more’ that lies beyond what we currently consider the bounds of reality.

While my early encounters with the spiritual realm were through dancing shadows of light and whispered tales of spirits from my nana, yours may have been very different.

Examples of experiences in this stage may include

  • Intense and lingering experiences of déjà vu.

  • Vivid dreams that hint at past lives or messages from the ‘other side’.

  • Synchronicities – meaningful coincidences – that capture your attention.

  • Signs from nature such as from animals or birds; a feather perhaps; or specific natural elements like rainbows, clouds, or even a sudden change in weather.

  • A gentle, loving presence around you during moments of uncertainty or distress.

These moments, whether subtle or profound, are all part of this first stage of self awareness hinting that there is ‘more’ – a vastness to your existence.

2. Human self awareness: The body mind spirit connection

At this stage of your spiritual awakening journey, you become acutely aware of your physical limitations and the vulnerabilities of your body. You might grapple with health ailments, chronic conditions, or simply the psychological and emotional wear and tear of daily life.

There's a dawning realisation that your body, while resilient, is not invincible. This understanding often brings with it a yearning for a deeper, more fulfilling existence beyond just the physical realm.

For me, throughout my younger years, my health was a constant challenge. Yet, it was during these trying times that I began to perceive the intricate dance between mind, body, and spirit. These challenges were not just physical hurdles; they were invitations to explore a more holistic approach to my well-being.

Defining features of this stage include

  • You truly start to grasp the interconnectedness of your physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

  • You start seeking support and strategies that embrace the transformative power of healing.

As the Dalai Lama insightfully remarked, "Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way."

Awakening to the necessity to bridge the body and spirit gap in your own human existence is an essential part of the spiritual awakening journey.

3. Intuitive self awareness: Embracing your extra sensory gifts

As your spiritual awakening progresses you will find yourself stepping into a new stage of awareness where you begin to discover abilities that sit outside the conventional norm.

For me, an incident in my teenage years solidified the reality of my psychic abilities. A voice urged me to lock my car door, and moments later, a man tried to break in. Such moments began to shape my understanding that my unique awareness was not just a quirk but a gift.

Central to this stage is

  • Those once-dismissed nudges from beyond the veil in Stage 1 are now undeniable.

  • Societal norms and personal fears hold no sway in the face of the power of your intuitive awareness blossoming, unveiling your extra-sensory talents.

  • The realms beyond the ‘known’ reality assert themselves, transcending constraints.

Remember science too embraces the unknown. Nobel laureate Richard Feynman mused, "I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong."

Your intuitive self awareness acknowledges the universe's hidden expanses and emerging conscious connections, channelled through heightened perception.

4. Soul self awareness: A deeper connection to authentic self

During this stage, you start to ground your spiritual revelations into your everyday life. Your soul is your unique and eternal being; the holder of your accumulated wisdom from every former incarnation and experience you have had. Your soul guides you to infuse the ordinary and mundane parts of your human existence with a deeper clarity of purpose and meaning.

In my spiritual awakening journey, after various psychic experiences during my early adult years, I felt a pull towards studying the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was a yearning to understand my essential nature and how I fit into an ever-expanding reality, one that seemed to stretch far beyond my previous understanding.

During my exploration of this ancient practice, a spirit guide emerged, connecting me to a profound inner healing power. This wasn't a chance encounter but a reflection of my evolving awareness and receptivity to the spiritual realm. Through this deeper awareness of energy and the light of spirit, I transformed challenges into opportunities for healing and growth.

Evident in this stage is

  • A deepening of soul connection that reveals to you an authentic self expression that transcends the limits of the human ego.

  • You really embrace in an embodied way you are a soul choosing to have a human life for the purpose of growth.

  • Your soul has gifts honed in previous lifetimes that begin to manifest themselves transcending what you would be capable of mastering in this single lifetime.

Whether you're an artist pouring emotion into a canvas, a caregiver providing comfort and understanding, or a professional navigating the complexities of the corporate world, the opportunity to connect deeply with your soul and walk its multiple lifetimes of gifts in your life is ever-present.

5. Spiritual self awareness: Humanity joining together to raise the consciousness of the planet

Just as alchemists of times gone by sought to turn base metals into gold, this stage is where personal experiences and insights are transformed into an ability to facilitate divine change. It's about refining the raw, often challenging moments of your life into profound lessons and insights.

The hallmark of this fifth stage of self awareness

  • When you embody your soul, your spiritual essence flows through you, touching the world in every thought, feeling, and action you undertake.

  • This very act contributes to raising the consciousness of the entire planet.

Transitioning from a student of Chinese medicine to a practitioner of Spiritual Healing, I realised that the spiritual connections that facilitated my own healing could be harnessed to heal others. As my awareness deepened, I was introduced to my spirit team, a collective of healing spirits of light. They transformed my personal struggles into stepping stones of growth and empowerment, unveiling a profound framework of understanding. This framework illuminated the intricate relationships between the earth, human

beings, and the Spirit, revealing a dance of energy and intention that binds us all.

Conclusion: The transformative power of awareness

Spiritual awakening certainly has its ups and downs. Life’s myriad challenges, from health struggles to personal dilemmas, often push you to your limits. Yet, it's precisely at these moments that you’re gifted an opportunity to deepen your awareness.

With each revelation of self awareness, you uncover more about your essence and your place in the world you inhabit. As you cultivate this awareness, you begin to see the world not just for what it is but for what it could be – its potential – recognising your role in shaping your personal reality and the reality of humanity as a whole.

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Reach out to me and let me know you’ve read my article. I’d love to hear from you.

With love and respect for your unique path through life.

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Trina Joy Lucas Brainz Magazine

Trina Joy Lucas, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Trina Joy Lucas is a Psychic Spiritual Healer and international expert on the spiritual roots of health with over 26 years and 27000 hours of clinical experience. Trina grew up isolated with a myriad of health issues that defied conventional treatments. A Bachelor of Health Science with Honours in Traditional Chinese Medicine coupled with Trina awakening psychic talents to communicate with a team of Healing Spirits resulted in a deep understanding of the broader spiritual underpinnings of the human body and psyche. Trina is a grounded and practical teacher, writer and speaker who empowers people to (1) understand and heal their symptoms while gaining insight into their purpose and meaning and (2) develop their personal soul-based gifts and abilities. It is Trina’s mission to use her expertise to educate the world on the science of spiritual healing, bringing a holistic approach to medicine to focus on exceptional outcomes for clients. Trina runs courses, a membership-based group, The Spiritual Healing Sanctuary, and offers one-to-one spiritual healing and mentor sessions. Trina’s message is simple: “Your spirit is a powerful agent of change. Be the gift to self and others the world needs – body, mind and soul.”



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