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Enlightenment Challenges

The journey back into Oneness is definitely not for the faint of heart. Regaining your spiritual power and awareness seems like it should be an exhilarating and fun experience, yet many spiritual seekers are, at times, overwhelmed by difficulties they face. After the initial thrill of reconnecting with your higher self and guides wears off, the process begins to feel like a job.

The path back to enlightenment causes us to think and live outside the proverbial box that once defined our reality. Spiritual awakening and the subsequent expansion of consciousness forces effectively dissolves the walls (old beliefs) that obstruct the light (the truth). Through this process, the spiritual seeker begins to question everything s/he has been taught. This questioning phase is healthy and beneficial, even if it feels unsettling.

Spiritual Awakening Can Feel Overwhelming

Humans are social beings. We want to feel valued, appreciated, loved and understood. That makes the questioning phase of enlightenment particularly challenging. As we challenge the status quo, we risk losing our place in society (i.e. not being able to function in one’s present career). Our relationships often suffer too, due to our intrinsic changes which alter the way we relate to others. Many feel rudderless, like a ship adrift without direction.

At this point, you may be feeling vulnerable. Perhaps you are seeking guidance from human or spiritual sources. You may find solace in readings, healings and prayer. Maybe you’re a critical thinker who is determined to understand this process for yourself. You scour the internet for information only to find that the glut of spiritual information is highly contradictory. No matter where you turn for help, it’s hard to know what to believe. Angst settles in.

The Remedy

Archangel Michael once told me, “Either everything is real or nothing is.” That quote has come back to me repeated over the years and has helped me to deal with contradictory information from different spiritual sources. Basically, it means that everyone is right, or everyone is wrong. Reality is all-inclusive. Stop being limited by your beliefs. Don’t compare them with someone else’s truth. Your path is perfect for you. Dare to be unique! Even if you are the only person in the world to believe in something, then your belief makes it true.

Only Love is real, and everything is made of Love. Love is the energy of creation. You and I made of Love, and everything we create is made of Love too. If something doesn’t feel loving, that’s the illusion. Truth, outside of Love, is illusory and relative to the believer. Therefore everything we accept as true is relative, subjective and fleeting. As consciousness continues to expand, our perception of reality will shift until we are experiencing a whole new world of ‘truths’. Stay as detached as you can from your beliefs, and those of others. Accept that you do not have the answers. Be fluid and flexible like water, and allow your awareness to shift and expand.


  • Kim Hutchinson

    Kim is a highly empathic Multidimensional Healer who journeys with souls to higher realms to help them reconnect with their perfection. Kim and husband Steve Clayton created in 2008 to provide holistic care for people, pets, and places worldwide. Additionally, Kim's writing has been featured in several publications including Newsweek Magazine's Spiritual Living Special Edition.

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