Awakening Or Going Crazy? Why You Feel Crazy During An Awakening.

Awakening Or Going Crazy? Why You Feel Crazy During An Awakening.

Awakening Or Going Crazy? Why You Feel Crazy During An Awakening. 1920 1080 Christina Lopes

You may feel confused right now about whether you’re experiencing a spiritual awakening or going crazy. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back. In this post, I’ll help you understand why we feel like we’re going insane during an awakening and I’ll also share 5 key tips to get you back on track today.

So, you feel like you’re going crazy, hum? And to top it all off, you don’t have anyone around you who understands what’s happening. Hell, you don’t even understand what’s happening most of the time these days!

And boy do I know how you feel.

I’ve been there and I know it isn’t easy to feel like you’re losing your marbles. But the good news is, what you’re feeling right now is temporary and it’s all a part of a deeper awakening process.

So really, feeling like you’re going crazy is great news! Because it means your life is changing for the better, even if you can’t feel that right now.

Many people don’t know this but feeling like you’re going crazy is one of the most common symptoms of a spiritual awakening. The intensity of an awakening can be very jarring to our bodies and minds but in the end, all is occurring for your highest good.

And I shot this video to help you go through these feelings of insanity with peace and centeredness.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this video:

1. Why we feel insane sometimes during an awakening.
2. 5 practical tips you can use to better navigate this phase of your awakening.

Here’s the audio version of this video:


Do you feel like you’re going crazy sometimes during your awakening?

Let me know in the comments below.

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With deep love and gratitude;

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I’m a life coach, healer, spiritual teacher, and former clinician. My life’s work is to help you open your incredible heart, heal your past, and live with joy and purpose. Aside from my weekly video content, I also work 1-on-1 with people who need private individual guidance. If this is you, the fastest way to get help is to book a single session with me.


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  • Dear Christina,

    A heartfelt thanks for this latest ‘ascension/awaking’ video!

    Your kind, articulate and caring presence always leaves me feeling ‘validated’ and ‘uplifted!’

    I too ‘left behind’ my ego identity regarding being an ICU nurse (25yrs full-time) almost 10 years ago when my wife could see clearer than me that it was no longer serving my ‘highest’ good!

    The last 10 years have been ‘transformative,’ as I now know after watching your myriad of videos that you truly understand!

    Christina, you have a brave and courageous heart/soul of a lioness!

    You are affecting, role-modeling and making a profound difference in all of our lives!


    Maureen (from Kansas)


    My wife got promoted a year ago and we re-located from the SF Bay area and just ‘being’ here in calm, kind, slow motion Kansas have been a major and blessed ‘transformation!’ Go Portugal!

  • Christina
    You are a total star!
    I’ve been going ‘insane’ for over a year now!
    But…. then I find you on YouTube and you say.

    “No, no, no, Gail you’re just going through a Spirtual Awakening!
    PHEW!!!🤪 I was beginning to worry.
    So, after binge watching your videos for the past few weeks, this one comes up.
    Brilliant. I need answers to this quite desperately.
    Number 1. Having let go of my old ego and having got to a quiet place in my mind and soul, how do I stop ‘loved ones’ diagnosing me and asking “whens the old Gail coming back?”
    Number 2. I’ve walked away from a great business I built to start coaching others. But, I’m constantly asked “what kind of coach are you?” And I cant answer. I physically don’t have the words to tell them. To help them understand my type of coaching. For some clients I’m seen as a life coach, for some a business coach and others and executive coach… but people seem to want to pigeonhole me? How can I prevent that as my soul seems to not want it, and I certainly dont want the Ego to remanifesr itself?

    You’ve been a guiding light for me the past few weeks and I truly cannot thankyou enough.

    God bless
    Love Gail x

    • Dear Christina,

      I can’t tell you how comforting it was to watch this video… I am experiencing everything you described. I am in that state of pure panic right now as my ego is disintegrating, I am most definitely in no mans land at present! Between identities….it’s terrifying. One life has come to an end, the other has not begun. I am for the first time also recognising the help that is trying to come through. I find myself having conversations in my head, ego stuff when one voice stands out and makes it’s self heard. It will literally come out of my mouth. Pearls of wisdom. Encouragement and advice, urging me forward and advising me to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Assuring me that I’ll be ok…that this pain and uncertainty is necessary for me to break through to the other side.
      I’m not in the habit of talking to myself, so yes sometimes I wonder if I haven’t gone a little crazy and off the rails. Despite this, I feel compelled to follow and trust the advice.
      Is this how source and guiding spirits manifest?? Am I safe to trust my intuition?? Because things feel so out of control that I sometimes wonder if I haven’t made a HUGE mistake and I find myself yearning for the comfort and safety of what was familiar…

    • Leslie Cason – Team Lopes April 3, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      So glad you found it helpful!

  • Thank you for incredibly timely 5 Tips video. I reached my spiritual awakening ‘Tipping Point’ this Monday the 1st of April: I woke up and asked my guide for help and in my email was your link to my support from you. I know as a behavioral scientist exactly what i am being called to do and have actually started on that path of delivering practical support to disadvantaged children and families via the transformation of the UK’s education system: I am sure there is a much bigger picture being painted for me.

    As a scientist (I did spend some time in my career as a physicist) I long since stopped believing in coincidences I am dealing (don’t think i am coping with) the fact that three yeas ago my wife over thirty years walked into my study and informed me that no longer needed me or lived me: at the same time I got that devastating news: during a musical production: a very beautiful friend of mine n walked up to me during a performance and whispered ‘I love you’ and then she walked down stage and sang (quite beautifully):

    Ella Fitzgerald’s Can’t help lovin that man of mine: the lyrics were incredibly important: especially: something an Angel had planned. For she had (we had) lost her sister to a medical mis diagnosis: her sister had a beautiful daughter only thirteen weeks old.

    Weeks later i can’t remember how many I realised that I had fallin (bang) in love with her: plucked up the courage to tell her: she simply looked shocked for a milli second and then said ‘It will be fine Bob, people love you, people love me.

    That love is taking some time to become manifest: but I can’t help believe that we are going through a parallel spiritual transformation and the she has always ‘know more than me.’

    I actually woke up knowing that I would tell her that what I think our future is. Then (thank God) I received your email. So there are two transformations happening to me: my spiritual transformation and my personal transformation of a man realizing he is in love in a way he could never even had imagined. Incidental my ex wife has known about this love from day one: because told her.We also agreed to part as good friends and we are:

    Reality: At exactly the time my marriage broke down: somebody was released to tell me they loved me – coincidence!

    In reinventing myself as a scientists the one thing that has driven me is intellectual humility and humbleness.

    I know your intervention was my guides intervention – for that I am incredibly grateful and send my love and thanks. is a parallel transformation driven by love unusual or is it something my disintegrating ego is just having a problem coping, or rather not coping with.

    Many thanks, I have of course also passed on my thanks to my Angel guide and thankful that he is always available to deliver practical help. That means I have to search to find the evidence to support the fact that i am going to tell my girl friend that I think we have work to do in Spain: Me as a scientist and educator and her ( Natalie) as an Educator with an emphasis on Pastoral care,

    If the story of my journey to date can be of help to others please feel free to use it.

    Much love,Bob

  • I’m using a completion process to heal my childhood wounds.
    The specific one I’m using is narcissistic abuse recovery program by Melanie Tonia Evans. I found this to be a tremendous tool.
    This being said I’m learning to talk to myself as if I were an 8 year old child. Of course this does not necessarily work what’s adults so I have to temper that and see the right girl child and speak to them on a level between an 8 year old and a 15 year old.
    To soothe my self I really work hard to let myself know that I love myself. I talked to my ego the same as I do my inner child.
    My mantras are I accept this feeling emotion or thought pattern and I love it. I think this feeling for showing me what it means to show me, and I bless it with love and compassion. I love myself and this feeling.
    Even though I know deep in my heart that this feeling stems from something I am imagining I still love it and blessing and except.
    I love myself. I love me. I accept myself. I accept me.
    I think all of the levels of my consciousness, and I love you.
    I love myself.

    Thank you Christina, I Love You Beautiful Soul.
    Thank you for all you’ve done for me, are doing for me, and will do for me.
    Love and Light, Blessed Beb

  • Hi Christina Thanks for your e-mail. You have 2 videos that are spot on for me and I’ll be looking at the others. I’ve been working thru Ascension for 7 difficult years and I’m not sure if the Awakening and Ascension are one and the same; they have elements in common but not totally. For me, Ascension involves leaving 3d consciousness and moving into 4d and hopefully on to 5d before ‘last orders are called’. Many things that formed my 3d reality are disappearing and I’m waiting for 4d to materialize; this sounds like being in the temporary limbo that you refer to except I’ve been in it for 7 years!
    I like your approach to the Awakening … it’s down to Earth. As an Earth healer, I’ve covered a lot of material and workshops for Mind, Body and Spirit issues but none any better than yours. I came across this video 2 weeks ago and from the moment I saw you a bell started ringing so I tuned in and glad that I did.
    Many thanks for the tips about dealing with negative energies; mine come past me every day on a conveyor belt; today I was practicing the tips while shopping at the supermarket.
    Love and blessings. James Miller UK

  • #askchristina Thank you for spiritual clarity & supportive videos. Please advise how to find a spiritual healer within the UK. What questions need to be asked to understand & define a healthy connection with spiritual healer.

  • #askchristina
    Hi and thank you for the knowledge you share. I don’t know were to adress this question. But it’s a topic you can not share around, or people think you are crazy. A while ago I noticed a scar around my neck, that has not been there before. It starts at my throat and goes around about half of my neck. Have you heard something about this, connected to spiritual awakening.

  • Thank you, your video is extremely helpful, mainly knowing that I am not alone in the awakening process. You really explained what is happening with me. I didn’t know what to think about what I’m going through, now it makes sense. I have been on a spiritual path for sometime now and somehow because of the ego as you explained, I think that many times I was on the verge of an awakening, but the ego shut it down(as I allowed, scared of opinion). I do have a question, now I said that, are multiple awakenings possible?

  • I’ve been binge watching your videos on spiritual awakening because this July I started my transformation. In the course of 24 hours I had a miscarriage and my marriage of only 4 months ended. I left everything behind, which included a high ranking and paying job in education to move to my ex’s country. Upon coming I took a teaching position with much lower pay. One thing I knew about myself that I was a phenomenal teacher. Ha! That is completely out the window. A once confident teacher stood in front of teenagers scared and unable to put two thoughts together. Everything I knew about myself is gone and I’m in in this no man’s land. I don’t know who I am. I’m frightened but I’m calling on my guides to help. Watching your videos let’s me know I’m not crazy. I’m not stupid and that I will be stronger because of this.

  • Hey Christina,
    I have been confused for the past 3 years now… I have been very healthy otherwise but I believe what led me to awaken was my issues of loneliness and believing the people I cared for never cared about me. I went through a phase of drinking for fun and just having time pass by. I now am diagnosed with gastro reflux disease which led me to have Barrett’s esophagus. I went through symptoms such as bloating, body aches, and electrical zaps in certain parts of my body. I sought an energy healer who said many of my chakras were blocked and did a cleansing for me yet, I still feel off-balanced. I feel like I am losing balance and am so confused about what is going on but still have hopes that I will make it through. Other than my stomach issues, many doctors have said my symptoms cannot be found which is very shocking to me. I’ve been seeing so many synchronicities on my clock, reading a book, deja vu, and weird dreams of other people. I used to sleep so well but now I barely get any sleep. I have been doing meditation, yoga, and praying to keep me grounded but little has helped me find myself. I had to quit my job because of my health issues to work on my well-being. There are times when I think to myself… am I going to make it out alive? I know I am stronger and will overcome this someday but I have so much on my plate that I feel this awakening is happening at the wrong time or possibly this timing is my journey to learn through my struggles which is difficult. Trying to balance babysitting, petsitting, a master’s degree, and helping my parents have been very difficult. I feel no one can understand me or people might think I am crazy. I feel like I am in another world of my own and want to be secluded though I know it is healthy to be around others to keep me sane. I really just need someone to understand me… thank you!

    • Amanda – Team Christina April 7, 2022 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Santia! We are so thankful that you’re a part of our community and we hope that you’re enjoying the videos!

  • Thank you for this. Felt like I was going crazy (for the hundredth time). This really helped

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