Nowadays, all you can hear is: how amazing spiritual awakening is, and how you should strive to awaken spiritually to experience lasting happiness. But what most people don’t speak about is the dark side of awakening, all the fear, anxiety and uncertainty that comes up in this difficult phase of your spiritual journey.

So how come that anxiety doesn’t go away, it even increases during spiritual awakening? To answer this question, we first have to look at what anxiety really means. Being anxious is equal to being tense, and this tension appears both in your body and mind.

Your stomach tightens and forms a knot, muscle spasms appear in various parts of the body, and your mind becomes stressed, unable to think clearly from all the mental fog. Anxiety is different from fear, which is very useful for survival, as it triggers your fight or flight mechanism, and the fear subsides after the threat is gone.

But anxiety is a chronic, excessive and irrational fear that never goes away. Oftentimes you can’t even tell what makes you anxious, it’s just a constant lingering feeling in the back of your mind that overshadows your whole day, and doesn’t let you enjoy life. As such, anxiety can turn into depression, which can then turn into suicide.

In general, anxiety comes from the belief that you won’t be able to cope with life, that you’re not fit enough to survive. When it’s only about one or two specific situations, your anxiety remains localized and triggers phobias. But in a generalized anxiety disorder, you fear life as it is, indiscriminately.

But all your small anxieties are nothing compared to the overwhelming existential anxiety you may experience during a spiritual awakening. In fact, you only distracted yourself from this feeling with your insignificant phobias and anxieties so far. You created small problems for yourself so that you don’t have to face the big one.

Here’s the true problem you don’t want to look at: you want to survive but you know that you will die. This insurmountable gap creates this dizzyness, this frustration, this tension. It’s like being on a constant roller-coaster ride knowing that somewhere along the way the tracks will suddenly end and you’re gonna fall into a bottomless abyss.

This gap has always been there, but before your awakening, you could successfully dodge it by different tactics, one of which was building your self-esteem. A strong ego gave you a foundation, a secure basis on which you could build up all your values, goals and beliefs. But now the very foundation of your life is crumbling, and it takes down everything else with itself.

Insecurity, uncertainty and anxiety are your three companions in the initial phase of your awakening. But the truth is that your ego was never really strong, because it was always just a mental construction shielding you from the knowledge of death. The ego is a lie, and it knows it. When your True Self is beginning to awaken, it has to fight for its life.

Just like a lie can only exist before it’s exposed to the truth, the ego can only live in the shadows before the light of your consciousness shines on it. So, when it feels its demise, it tells you to stop, and shouts into your ears that some danger is coming, it wants to dissuade you from your spiritual path.

Yes, that fear is not groundless, but only from your ego’s perspective. If you completely expose the ego, if you can look at it as a witness, if you stop believing its lies, you will be finally free from fear. Not only from the fear of death, but from every other little anxiety, as well. In reality, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

During spiritual awakening, the ego is dissolving, literally falling apart. But it doesn’t let go of its life so easily, it always puts up a good fight. It clenches its fists and grasps onto its parts as it’s trying to pull itself back together. The grip in your stomach, the stress in your mind, the tension in your body come exactly from this kind of pressure.

The ego is a mask, it’s a fake, it’s an actor. When this mask is slowly falling down, it pushes itself into your face even harder. But as your consciousness is expanding, it pushes on the mask from the inside, slowly tearing it apart at the same time. The stress between these two opposing forces is what causes the tension you label as existential anxiety.

So, how do you cope with anxiety during spiritual awakening? Just let your awakening run its natural course, let the lie be exposed, let the mask fall off. Stop believing your own thoughts, and question them relentlessly. Take a deep breath, relax your muscles, and focus on the present moment. Don’t resist your feelings, surrender yourself to the experience completely, and your ego will also give up the fight and surrender.

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Questions and Comments (Strictly ON Topic!)

  1. Mateo

    May 4, 2022 (13:12) Reply

    Hello, My name is Mateo. Ive been searching the web and researched for over a year for many kind of answers, but still cant seem to find anything. On January last year, i had a family member pass away, which took a big tole on me. Not in any type of severe way, i just felt lost and was in shock as it happened so fast. I was grieving for months and was feeling low, but i let time take its course. It was until 3 months after, i started feeling very weird. An unexplainable feeling over powerlessness and emptiness out of no where. it happened on a specific night but i let is pass. a week after that at night, I had a panic attack, which caught me off guard. Panic attacks werent anything new to me as ive had them in my childhood and it was very occasional. The same morning i woke up with another panic attack, and thats when i thought something was weird. from that day on, i started getting very bad anxiety, it started happening in public, which then led me to be agorophobic for a while. it led to a bigger build up of anxiety, fear, and exestential anxiety, which i had everyday. i started questioning everything and i felt like i dropped into a big pit. I have gotten tremendously better since a year ago, as i can handle a lot more public situations now, although im still struggling. I have looked up things regarding generalized anxiety disorder and thought to my self this is the issue. i made an appoitment with a mental health counselor and they even said it was generalized anxiety disorder. But then when i look online, i see many thing about awakening, and a term known as dark night of the soul and im really confused on what this could be. I havent taken a single pill nor have i coped with anything else that would change the way i feel. im at the point where i may decide to take pills. but many of these websites say dont take any pills as its a natural process haha. so i wanted to here your opinion on this and how would i go about distinguishing an acutal mental disorder vs a spiritual awakening, as litterally everything is similar between the two, thanks for your time!

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