A spiritual awakening can be triggered by anything, from the completely mundane to the completely life-altering.
According to spiritual author Shannon Kaiser, a few common causes include life-changing events (i.e. losing your job, moving away from home, a car accident, etc.) and people who open a spiritual “door” for you (like a twin flame or soul mate).
“Spiritual awakenings can be spontaneous,” she says, “but for most, they are triggered by major life changes, or traumas such as life-threatening illnesses, car accidents, divorces, war, pandemics, quarter-life or midlife crises, mental health crisis such as clinical depression or anxiety, or even a near-death experience.”
As professional intuitive and the author of Angel Intuition, Tanya Carroll Richardson explains, ultimately, anything that encourages (or forces) you to “look at your life from a more spiritual perspective” can set you on a path towards awakening.