3 Myths of Awakening

I had an experience of suddenly being immersed in the immense love of Source/God/Universe.  At that time, I assumed that many people where having this same experience of awakening consciousness. I thought we were having a mass transformation, and we are—just not the way that I thought.

I also assumed that my new love, fearlessness, and knowingness, would last and be my new norm. I thought that I would always feel connected to all of life in this new and magical way.  I have learned that experiences are like doors that we walk through.

Even when I wondered how in the world, I would navigate life in this expanded state of grace, I never imagined all the personal growth that would follow. I have learned a lot about the nature of this rise in Consciousness we are all experiencing since then.

You can read about my awakening experience in my book, “Awakening Consciousness—Finding a Larger Version of Self.”


There are 3 main myths we have about awakening:


Myth 1-Awakening like enlightenment, comes in a flash or after many years of meditation.

One insight about awakening is that many people who wonder about awakening are already “awake,” you just need to remember it. Awakening isn’t a verifiable experience. It happens in increments. You might find you are awake in the spiritual sense and not even be aware of it. It is about knowing your eternal nature and sometimes that knowing just sneaks up on you.


Myth 2- When awakened you are suddenly perfected to an all-knowing state of perfection.

The fact that you’re awake doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It doesn’t mean that you’ve come to the end of your karmic habits or lower impulses. It can be experienced as enlightenment, but you still have all those annoying personal habits. You are still the same person in many aspects that you were before, and “After Enlightenment Comes the Laundry,” as author Jack Kornfield put it.


Myth 3-Awakening must be sought after and is something always out of reach in the future.

Many people may be in a process of looking for awakening, like it is out-there somewhere. The problem is that we’re busy trying to decide if the experience they are having is awake or not. In that case they are focused on having an experience and not with the awareness of it in the present moment. Be awake to the purity of the now moment.

After awakening, there is always an awareness that is aware of every experience. No matter what experience you’re having, no matter how unawake it might feel to you, you are still awake. You don’t need the euphoria to make it real.


There are many levels to awakening. It is like pealing an onion of our old beliefs and personality off that doesn’t serve us anymore. Awakening is both an amazing and messy journey. It is a roller-coaster ride of thrills, chills, and victories.

Are you ready for more? It’s happening anyway.

Remember you’ve got this and you are divinely guided, protected, and loved.

If you would like extra support don’t hesitate to contact me.


  1. Vasi Huntalas on January 21, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I really resonated with these myths and appreciated you calling them out. That helps me to as you said, “Be awake to the purity of the now moment”. There are always more experiences & more doors for me to walk through. I want to stay fresh, curious, and wide awake on my journey. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your experiences and wisdom!

    • Lindsay Godfree on January 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Vasi for your comment! It means so much to know that these messages are being received and are helpful. The more we learn, the more there is to understand in a larger way isn’t there?


Lindsay Godfree is a successful author and teacher who was struck by a supernatural experience of transformation and awakening. Her mission is to inspire others with her story and guide them on a journey of authenticity and consciousness.
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