3 Crucial Lessons I Learned (The Hard Way) During My Spiritual Awakening

3 Crucial Lessons I Learned (The Hard Way) During My Spiritual Awakening

3 Crucial Lessons I Learned (The Hard Way) During My Spiritual Awakening 1920 1080 Christina Lopes

Note: this video is a continuation of a topic I started in my previous video. So make sure to watch the 1st one here, before heading into this post. 

If you had asked me before 2013 to rate how hard a spiritual awakening could be, I would have probably said this with a smile on my face:

“Piece of cake! Sign me up!”

But by April of 2014 (one year into my awakening), I was starting to question my own sanity.

I was feeling such intense inner conflict that I couldn’t tell up from down or left from right anymore.

Was I depressed?

Was it just severe childhood trauma that was healing?

Could I actually be mentally ill?

Was I physically sick?

I remember in those days, the only thing that kept me relatively stable was my daily meditation routine and the constant knowing that I was loved by the energy that creates worlds (some call it God).

And there was a part of me, deep in my heart, that knew everything was going to be just fine.

Better than fine.

But in the darkest moments of a spiritual awakening, it’s sometimes hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You just feel like you may sit in your own sh*t for the rest of your life.

If that’s how you’re feeling right now, know that I’m sending you a big hug and so much love. I’ve been there and can feel your pain and struggles.

And today, I’m going to share 3 crucial lessons I learned during my spiritual awakening so that yours goes more smoothly.

Because here’s the honest truth:

I made some mistakes and got stuck many times during my awakening.

If I had known back then what I’m about to share with you in this video, I believe my awakening would have been a lot easier. But that’s ok.

On the positive side, I’ve made good use of my struggles by putting them into bite-size lessons that will now help you in your own awakening process.

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  • Thank you so much from a fellow 7! Great videos.

    That was an eye-opener. I’ve never thought of a 7 as a rebel, but that explains so much in my life (I’m questioning everything and always look for the logic in the issue). Odd but I’ve read that 7 is a servant number. (No way – I’m not a slave – but I don’t mind serving the common good and fight for Justice and fairness for all and everything).

    I do know myself – as much as it’s possible to know the ever evolving self (warts and all – love Jung’s Archetype) but have had a hard time understanding, that other peoples opinion is just a reflection of themselves.

    I’m really good at letting go, especially of others, that are not beneficiary (both for me and for themselves ) anymore but doubt my decisions when people cling to me and try to lower my energy level again to get me back in sync with them. Even my kids – whom I love more then life – have a hard time understanding who I can set them so free without demands on their time (31 and 34 now) – they have their own lives to live and plenty others to cling to them. I’ve given them as much as I could in their upbringing. now it’s their turn to find their way in life (They know I’m here and how to contact me if they need me).

    My biggest issue right now is probably to ask for help – working on it.

    Your open heart-test was extremely enlightening – hard to answer without seeing the problems in the process

    Looking forward to your newsletters.

    <3 .

  • This video is what I needed to hear this morning. I am glad my guides lead me to your page! Do you have any advise on how I can find a spruital guide and where to find one?

    • So glad the video helped! Do you mean a spiritual guide as in a guru or mentor or do you mean a Spirit guide from the other side?

  • I know it’s no accident that you just came into my life, you very clearly have the capacity and answers to a lot of the difficulties I’m experiencing right now and Spirit has arranged it, as it always does! Can I ask, the 3rd point, dealing with darkness, I am stuck in a loop of negative behaviours that are hurting me, I can see them, they are no longer hidden from me, but I still can’t deal with them. And because I’m at this awkward stage, I get some slight relief as I avert one disaster, yet know that it’s not cleared and another follows right after. I know it’s trying to teach me something but I just can’t get objective or distant enough to be able to see it. Things are getting worse not better as it is draining me on every level and each time it circles back round I have less energy and less personal resources to deal with it, so it’s turned into a very vicious self harming cycle. I know I’m blocking something but I don’t know what. My guides are clearly trying their best and the universe too considering how many goes I have to get it right!? But I’m just not sure what to do and it’s wearing me down to a point I swore I would never go down to again. Do you have any advice please? 🙏

    • Once the negative habits come to light, then it’s time to heal the WHY for doing them. There’s always a why. Once that is healed, the negative behaviors drop quickly. <3


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