My Spiritual Awakening: The Blog Post I Never thought I’d Write

awakeThis is one of the most important things I’ll ever share with you. It makes me feel vulnerable and I’ll admit, nervous to do this. But the feeling that I must share is stronger than my fear of being laughed at or ridiculed. So here it goes…

Are you awake? Two months ago I wasn’t ‘awake’. But then to my shock (it was pretty dramatic) one day I ‘woke up’ and I had a full blown Kundalini, or Spiritual, Awakening.

I’ve hinted at the onset of a intense life change over a few blogs and Facebook  posts now – but I was waiting for the right time to share my Awakening with you, I’m not sure if this is the right time or if there will ever be a right time, so I’ll just have to trust that this time is now. First, if you are like me, who up until a few weeks ago, didn’t know what the heck a Spiritual Awakening was, here is an explanation, please feel free to add more details in comments as I’m sure many of you will know more than me:

What is a Spiritual or Kundalini Awakening?

I think it can be different for every person but one interpretation (that is also mine) is that it is  when an individual recognises their ‘soul’ self – that they exist beyond their physical form as an immortal soul.  Many awakened individuals ‘know’ that they lived many lives before and will continue to live many more lives, either in the physical form or as a spirit being transcending to higher realms or dimensions, depending on what lessons still need to be learnt (FYI a fascinating post to come soon on the scientific verification of reincarnation!). A spiritual awakening is not a religious phenomenon – spirituality isn’t confined to a specific religion.

What happens in a Spiritual Awakening?

There are some interesting descriptions of a Kundalini Awakening involving a feeling of previously coiled energy shooting up and down the spine, shaking, laughing, crying, sensations of heat or cold, plus the onset of physical experiences that transcend the usual five senses that we humans have – including clear-seeing and developed intuitive abilities. For some the onset may be gradual, for others it may be rapid and dramatic, for me it was intense, rapid and very dramatic.

What Happened to me: My Hands Forced it upon me!

I couldn’t make this story up if I tried: can you believe that my awakening started at a crystal workshop for kids?! I took Hana to one for her birthday celebration, it was our  precious time together as we both find crystals soooo pretty and we wanted to know more about their healing properties.

After being asked to sense the energy fields of a crystal by raising our hands over them, I felt a sudden pain in the centre of both of my palms. Right in the palm chakra – although I didn’t know this as I had no idea really, what a chakra was OR that there was one in my hands. Once I’d felt the energy radiating into the palms of my hands – the pain wouldn’t stop. In fact the sensation in my hands got more and more intense over the next 36 hours so much so that coming into contact with high-vibrancy things like coffee and turmeric caused so much pain I had to put them down. When it got super intense I had a feeling that something was ‘pouring out’ of my hands that I couldn’t control. I felt an urge to discharge it somehow, to relieve the pain, but I seriously did not have a clue how or why the hell this was happening to me. Can you imagine how confused  and shocked I was? Nevertheless I was curious to find out more.

Up until that point in time I believed in the existence of course of ‘energy’ but not I did not believe that intelligent energetic life forms could exist separate to our bodies. I had made myself at peace with the concept of my consciousness being annihilated at the point of my death. I was not spiritual nor a seeker of spirituality. (But, might I sneak in, I was highly principled and I was quite content with my beliefs). However the pain and nagging sensation in my hands was so strong I simply COULD NOT ignore it. I found myself having to violently flap my hands around when the charge built up to cope with the pain! I looked like a total weirdo. It even continued into my dreams at night and the feeling of ‘charge’ would build up so much it would wake me up. I had no choice to look into ways to control these sensations and so became (OK, I’ll admit, reluctantly) aware that a ‘bigger’ picture may well exist beyond my physical body. I had been wrong. Wrong. Wrong again! I began to look for someone to teach me.

The Kundalini Awakening

A few days later, after finding an Energy Tutor and starting some exercises in ‘energy’ or ‘energy work,’I felt a powerful urge to meditate. By the way, traditionally, Nurse Naomi DOES NOT meditate: she runs, she swims or cycles. Or writes. She DOES NOT meditate. This has now changed – but the urge that day to do this meditation was so strong that I rushed home after school drop off to do it. For an hour I meditated but I had intense seizure-like shaking that with hindsight, I can now see fully actualised the awakening. Every time I thought the shaking had petered out and would stop, another wave would overtake me. I was a bit annoyed by it as I felt it was stopping me from going really deep into meditation.

During the meditation and intense shaking I was aware that there was a being with me – I sensed that they were concerned that I would be concerned by the shaking. I felt this presence in my mind but also as a burning sensation on my right hand, radiating up my arm. During that meditation I truly let go of my prior belief system, so there is more than this…! I had been so sure there wasn’t… I asked ‘the universe’ to show me what I needed to know. You guys all know that I’ve been letting go of the ‘old me’ over the past two years as I’ve been forced to re-evaluate everything I thought I knew. Well this was the last step – I don’t really feel there is much of the old me left… At the end of the meditation I felt terribly sad and I found myself in floods of tears.  It had taken so much suffering for me to get to this point! For all that darkness to have been what I had needed to ‘wake up’, why? I found myself asking this being that was with me, why does it have to be so hard? There was no response but a feeling of pained empathy.

After that meditation I was extremely cold for a few hours even though it was a hot summer’s day and the air con was off, I sat wrapped in a blanket. I felt smashed and drained, like I’d been hit by a truck, my whole understanding – of everything – had been turned upside down. But then something amazing happened!

Within a 24 hour period a tremendous sense of peace rained down on me.  I’ve told you that peace was beginning to find me in Can you ever be at Peace while your Child Suffers? – but after this day, the peace that found me was more powerful than anything I could have previously imagined or dreamed of!

Earth Image

Why are we here? What did we come here to accomplish? I love these questions and have started finding out the answers! How about you? Do you know why you are here?

So what does this have to do with it?

This Spiritual Awakening has transformed not only my belief system but has also transformed  my entire understanding of what I am and what I doing here.

I don’t believe it was a coincidence that the work of Dr Brian Weiss was introduced to me that very week. This is a U.S based, prestigious psychiatrist who was forced to confront his prior agnostic belief system when he found that under hypnosis his patient went back into past lives with incredible details and access to information (about him) they simply couldn’t have known. This led to his own ‘awakening’ and since then he has written many books on Past Life Regression Hypnosis and I URGE you to read his work – it has blown my mind in ways I thought it would never go. LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING! I simply cannot ignore what thousands and thousands of people have told Dr Weiss under hypnosis and I have embraced their stories and his insight to the spiritual dimension as truth – for me, their truths resonate deep within.

What I love about this Spirituality is that it knows no boundaries – there is no ‘right way’ or ‘wrong way’ to achieve spiritual purity – there is no reason it cannot embrace all religious perspectives for it perceives that the end result of all our soul journeys is supposed to be simply LOVE. No doctrine, no dogma, no complicated theory…just love.

Reiki/ Hands on Energy Healer

My hands led me to my awakening, without the intense pain I felt with the activated hand chakras I wouldn’t be sitting here writing the blog post I wouldn’t have ever imagined writing Not. In. My. Wildest. Dreams. It was kind of a no-brainer that I felt I needed to train to become a reiki energy healer, which I have started…

So there will be another blog post on that soon. Becoming a Reiki Healer, and I hope, Reiki Master one day, isn’t an end though, it’s another part of my journey as I continue to Unlearn all that I’ve Learnt. I’m so honoured that you are sharing this with me. Thank you! Thank you for reading and for sharing – if you feel compelled. And please get in touch and share your own experiences and thoughts – whether you feel you are ‘awake’ or not it doesn’t matter! I want to hear from you all xx




  25 comments for “My Spiritual Awakening: The Blog Post I Never thought I’d Write

  1. Wendy M. Langdon
    March 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Naomi…..thank you for sharing this…..I am in awe of all that you have accomplished, and experienced, in your physical journey, so far. You are a blessed teacher, and healer. I am touched. I send love,and wishes to you and your family.I pray for your continued strength, and ongoing discovery, and the hope that I can continue to learn from you.

    • Naomi R Cook
      March 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      This means SO much to me, it brought me to tears in front of the coffee counter. Thank you xx

  2. Marie Morrin
    March 31, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    When I heard about Dr Weiss’s Many Lives, Many Masters Naomi, I thought I’d love to read that, but forgot about it. I was in Waterstones bookshop one day (a few years ago) and remembered it. I asked one of the staff if he had heard of it. He paused thoughtfully and then said ‘Oh – that just came in today. I’ll get it for you.’ I thought of that saying ‘when you are ready the teacher will come.’ Can I recommend you check out Jeff Foster on youtube? Also a great book by Phillip Jacob called Being. It explains Advaita – the philosophy of non-duality. As Jeff Foster says – we are all individual waves but we are also the ocean.

    • Naomi R Cook
      March 31, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Marie, I will check them out! I can’t get enough of these things, I’ve got two by Dolories Cannon and Michael Newton’s too! Keep the ideas coming for me, it’s literal food for the soul 🙂

  3. sarah
    March 31, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I knew there was more to being drawn to you!!! Eckhart Tolle ‘The Power Of Now’ . You MUST read his account of his awakening… his was fast and very dramatic… changed my life entirely… xxxx love xxx

    • Naomi R Cook
      March 31, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Really!! Great, that is now on my list to read! I was so shocked by how rapid mine was – I went from a diehard atheist to being ‘spiritual’ in a matter of days. I still can’t believe it sometimes. Would love to hear YOUR story :-))

  4. April 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Naomi, What you experienced was not the awakening of the Kundalini but the awakening of Spirituality in this birth, continuing from where you had left in your last birth.
    It was a strong experience and had to be a strong one so that the message comes across clearly to you and forces you to take notice and act too. It had to be an intense experience to remove all possible doubts. It is a message from the Soul or Atman or Being residing within you that He is your guide to Enlightenment and to trust it TOTALLY. You are an awakened soul.

    I did write a brief blog post on the Kundalini Awakening but it was more as a cautioning post because it is a very highly misunderstood topic.

    You can read it here

    My comment on your post is the wish of the Divine residing within me.

    • Naomi R Cook
      April 3, 2016 at 2:35 am

      Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!!

      I’d absolutely describe my experience as kundalini due to the sudden, unexpected opening of crown, foot and Hand chakras with the continuous sensation of uncontrollable passage of energy. It was not sought after… I found this website quite helpful:

      But I suppose at the end of the day, what’s in a definition? Words are a human invention for communication, afterall. Peace and namaste xx

      • April 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm

        Naomi, Your Kundalini was awakened in your previous birth itself. What you experienced in this life is a Spiritual awakening for this life, continuing your Spiritual progress in this life from where you had left in your last birth on Earth. There is no doubt that you didn`t seek it.
        Thanks for referring the website. It was useful in understanding the views on the subject. It is clear now that I have to come out with a book on this subject to clear the uncertainties on the subject and to reveal that ONE truth that has never been revealed and which would help tie up all the loose ends and help many understand and cope with the tumults of the Kundalini Awakening. Thank you.

      • Naomi R Cook
        April 5, 2016 at 11:38 pm

        What a wonderful idea! A book would be a fantastic way to put across you that you know on this topic, I’ll be your first reader so let me know when and where I can find it!

      • April 6, 2016 at 6:33 am

        Tnx! Naomi. Will let you know as soon as the book (actually booklet) is ready. I like to write short and precise, leaving enough space for self-exploration.Will make sure that you are the first reader which would be an honour to me in the true sense.

  5. Mary Birtill
    April 3, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I am glad you have had this awakening Naomi. I have just been through the re-burial of my brother which has coincided with Easter and the wonderful message that brings. My faith in God has been renewed and I know what peace you will find as you follow your own new path.
    Mary xxx

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. timelesswheel
    May 9, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences ☺ When I first came across Dr. Weiss’s work, I was completely mind blown. The concepy of reincarnation wasn’t new to me but to read the past life memories and how it can help if needed was beyond anything I imagined… I have been muddling over learning Reiki and I think this post kind of solidified it 😊

    • Naomi R Cook
      May 10, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment…Yes it’s amazing how simply ‘recalling’ a past life memory can transform health and wellbeing. I LOVE Reiki, and can’t wait to continue with level II and the Masters, keep in touch and let me know how you go with yours!

      • timelesswheel
        May 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

        Thank you! 🙂 After I commented on your post, I signed up for a 2 day training course for level 1 Reiki 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes 😀

      • Naomi R Cook
        May 10, 2016 at 11:25 pm

        YES please do!! I can’t wait to hear!

  7. September 24, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Very cool blog. Check out my blog / novel. I can relate to you.

  8. October 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    As with most things involving spirituality, the phenomenon of spiritual enlightenment or awakening doesn’t have a clear and concise definition.It is described as a highly complex and rich phenomenon that involves reaching a certain degree of understanding of life, oneself, and our reason to be — among various other things.

  9. November 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Please check this site also, if you are interested in spiritually and Rudraksha. Its my favorite website which includes topics like Spiritual Awareness, Meditation, spiritual blogs

  10. Ricki Lee Schuster
    March 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Hello Naomi

    Well it looks like this blog was posted a couple of years ago now, and since I am all about perfect timing, I will write a short note also. I certainly understand ‘perfect timing’ or as I like to say…..”right timing”. There are many who desire to experience and go through an awakening, no matter how it takes place. Yet, when it is not time yet, the door will not open. But when the “Moment of Right Timing” takes place, it is virtually impossible to close the door.

    My awakening began about 20 years ago now. Yet, I Am still awakening. I look at a personal awakening as a beginning. Yes I agree with you, this awakening process is about Self. There is so much more to come your way yet. There is so much more that you cannot see yet. I feel and sense another awakening moment in your future. Not in the same way, but just as significant when it takes place.

    I view awakening in this way. Sometimes life is a slow and evolving process. Sometimes life is a a single moment event. Sometimes life is about just BEing when very little is changing and not quite as exciting as it was in other moments.

    We are all on our own individual awakening timing pattern/process. Sometimes it is about waiting for event moments for other’s to take place so an alignment of individual energies is possible. Like waves on an ocean aligning and all flowing in the same direction.

    Patience, when the moment is right, it will be. So what is next? No one knows, not even those in the unseen realms. That is why this is so fantastic. Anticipate the Unanticipated. Expect the Unexpected. What lies ahead for all is beyond imagination, even beyond that which has yet been imagined.

    Sincerely Rick

  11. July 3, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hi Naomi, thank you for sharing your touching story! it is courageous and intimate to share. My deepest experience was with tantra yoga course and later Zazen meditation retreats.

  12. August 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

    This is amazing blog and knowledgeable too.

  13. August 24, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Amazing Blog, Very interesting stuff..

  14. October 26, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Interesting blog. Good experience shared which is really helpful and reliable. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Very much appreciated.

  15. October 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I love this line, “Awakening comes because at some point in time, you fully let go.” When we let go of our stories and all the resistance we have to how life is, we naturally drop into ourselves. The more deeply we release, the more profoundly connected we may become to ourselves and to all of consciousness.

    As you awaken spiritually you may find that your interests and desires may change profoundly. Rather than aimless entertainment, you may choose to seek out more soul-nourishing past times, with interests more aligned with who you are becoming.

    To grow spiritually is to learn to love unconditionally. When we are truly able to unconditionally love others without judgement we give ourselves wonderful opportunities to grow spiritually and naturally awaken.

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