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Can Spirituality Be Taught?

Spirituality in today’s world is becoming more common through the use of technology. The more people that are aware of it, the more people become aware of the bountiful benefits that spirituality brings them. It is often debated if spirituality is something that is able to be taught or is it something that is naturally occurring within the mind. So, can spirituality actually be taught?

Spirituality can be taught in various ways. The sole purpose of spirituality is to align yourself within, allowing the realization that you are your greatest teacher. The more we come into understand of ourselves, the easier it is to find that spiritual intuition that guides us naturally.

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Why Does Spiritual Awakening Happen?

More and more people are having spiritual awakenings every day. For some it may come as a complete surprise. For others, it may that they have led a spiritual path their entire lives in hope of one day achieving spiritual awakening. Why exactly does a spiritual awakening happen?

Spiritual awakening happens when you have released the illusion of the self within the mind. From a child it is taught to us that there is separation between the “I” in the mind and reality itself. A spiritual awakening dispels this illusion within the mind and shows us the way.

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How To Detach From Material Things. Five Ways to Detach, For Good!

Every year Apple comes out with a new iPhone and people suddenly believe that their iPhone from last year is now worthless. Learning how to detach from material things not only saves you money but it leads you into a more fulfilling lifestyle.

When we focus only on acquiring material goods we are left feeling unfulfilled. There is always a bigger boat, a better phone, a better laptop. The game of filling the void of the soul is never-ending if you only attempt to fill it with material goods.

To learn how to detach yourself from material things will set you free and let you live a life where you are not endlessly searching for the next best thing to occupy your mind for the next five minutes. Detachment from material goods is a state of mind that takes time to learn but the payoff will not only fill your pocket but fill the void that has been trying to be filled for a lifetime.

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How Long Does Spiritual Awakening Last?

You may be wondering just how long a spiritual awakening lasts. Everyone will experience their own spiritual awakening in their own different way. It’s important to remember this and avoid comparing our experience with others.

Some may have full, spontaneous enlightenment while others (including myself) incur a gradual progression towards a full awakening. It is fairly rare to have a full spiritual awakening at first so don’t get too down on yourself if you are not a part of the rare select few that do.

A real, true spiritual awakening lasts for a lifetime. If you have woken up truly to the beauty of the universe then there is no going back. There may be some in-between phases where you feel as if you are being pulled back into your old self but eventually your journey will guide you in the direction of a full awakening. Spiritual awakening does not have any goal or end, the only real ending is when we let go of our lives and meet our final days on this earth. It may actually take years from the first awakening to get the hang of living in a new perspective.

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5 Ways To Surrender To The Universe For Good

The amount of control we actually have on our lives is minuscule. Think for a moment, did have any say on if you were going to be born? Did you control the time you woke up this morning or what time you will go to sleep tonight? Learning to let go and surrender to the universe is imperative on our ability to tackle our lives in a way never thought possible.

When we live in a state of flow, we have no arguments within life. There isn’t anything that will surprise us as we have already given up our control to the universe. This doesn’t mean that we just do nothing but rather accept that the control over our lives is fairly limited if it is even there at all. Letting go of our control over life is accepting the reality of truth. When we accept the fact that we don’t nearly have any control over our lives in turn we are released from the thought that we actually do have control. When we surrender, we are given freedom.

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What Does Meditation Feel Like?

Understanding what happens during meditation is key to understand why we feel certain ways before, during and after our meditation. Not every meditation session will be equal, some more difficult than others. A successful meditation can feel many different ways.

Depending on what is going on inside the mind in the present moment we might feel amazing and if there is inner turmoil going on we might have to face it and feel things that we have been avoiding.

Meditation isn’t always going to feel great but that’s the entire point of meditation. The only requirement for a successful meditation session is that you sit down and meditate. It takes courage to look within and see what is going on for yourself without any distraction. The best meditation sessions will leave us feeling focused and refreshed and others might leave us feeling entirely lost and maybe even feel worse than before. It’s important to understand that meditation is there to help us along the way and find inner clarity even though that inner clarity might come with some negative feelings along the way. A successful meditation session might look and feel different depending on what type of day you are having.

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Why Is Meditation Not Working For Me?

The benefits of meditation are quite immense. I often suggest meditation for almost any trouble that occurs within your life because it is such a powerful, under-utilized tool in today’s world.

Too often people give up far too quickly because they don’t fully understand how to meditate and what to do when it isn’t working for them.

The major reason why meditation isn’t working many people face is that they just don’t meditate often enough. Meditation is similar to working out at the gym. The first gym session you might be fairly sore and it feels like you did more damage than good. After your first few sessions you start getting less and less sore and able to lift more weight. Meditation is roughly the same idea, the more you meditate the more of the benefits that you will experience from it.

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Dealing With Devastating Loss of Motivation After Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakening is a beautiful thing but when we initially wake up we are faced with many challenges we haven’t encountered before in our dream state.

It’s not uncommon for one to lose their motivation to live the life they led before and while this is understandable there are still daily tasks that must be done for us to live in the waking world.

The best thing we can do to combat these issues is to first understand exactly why we lose our motivation. Once we have a good understanding of why there is lack of motivation after our spiritual awakening then we can deal with the issue at hand. While it may seem like it’s a good idea to completely quit your job and abandon all your friends, these impulse decisions will come back to haunt you. It’s best that we further explore the why and the how so you can come up with a plan that suits your experience best.

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The Four Stages of a Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakening only happens entirely to a select few lucky individuals around the world. Unless you’re like them and have a full, spontaneous spiritual awakening then you will go through stages throughout your journey.

Everyone will have their own path where the universe will guide you along the way. Knowing what to expect can be beneficial to us to know exactly what stage we are in our spiritual awakening.

Don’t try to rush through every stage, they are there for a reason. Waking up from a dream that lasted your entire life isn’t easy, so try to just relax and enjoy the ride.

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Dealing with Isolation and Loneliness During a Spiritual Awakening

On paper a spiritual awakening seems as if it’s just shy of a magical experience and while sometimes it can seem that way a true spiritual awakening can be downright destructive.

The main issue spirituality seekers face is finding not only good information but the right information regarding their spiritual awakening. There are so many people out there that are only after your wallet rather than truly giving you down to earth advice.

A true spiritual awakening can lead us into deep isolation where we feel lonely and not have anyone we can turn to discuss our issues with.

Do not fear as there are many ways to deal with these problems, we will discuss why it happens and the steps we can take to deal with it.

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