A spiritual awakening can generally be defined as a newfound awareness of a spiritual reality. Noone can fully define a spiritual awakening for another. Of course, each person has a different outlook on life and defines things differently. It can happen at any moment or period in your life.
Enlightenment is cutting through your own self your thoughts, beliefs, and ego to get to your true self. This true self is where you will feel the most at peace.
From my own experience, I can not identify when or how. I just felt down, disappointed and angry. I felt I am seeing things with no filters. I felt that I don’t belong and I want to have deeper self connection. I felt I am lost, with no purpose or direction. At that point, I realized I needed to listen to my. My journey was not easy but at the same time I came to know my true self. I started to love myself and looking after myself.
You can not compare your healing journey with others as everyone is unique. The pace is not controlled by us. Focus on the healing and evolving.
As a sign, you start to talk less, prefer your own company and drawn to nature. You start paying attention at your intuition. But when you surrender to God/Devine and turn off the voice of Ego it is the ultimate peace. I know NOW, that whatever is happening, positive or negative, is for the highest good.
Good luck in your journey
Love you all 🙌💜🙌