While we all have the experience of ringing in our ears from time to time, I’ve had an experience recently that has caused me to ask more about this. Specifically during meditation, times when I’ve set aside time to quiet and still my mind, time to meditate, listen, become aware, this ringing in my ears has become more and more noticeable.
What does ringing in your ears really indicate? Could it be a sign of further spiritual awakening?
As I move through my own journey, I find there are levels or layers to spiritual awakening. I like to think I’m “awake” because I feel I am moving consciously through life. I’ve experienced the “light of presence and awareness.” I make conscious choices about how I want to move forward in life, how I want to respond, how I want to BE in the world. I’ve experienced blissful states of love and frightening states of pure beingness – states of no thought that tuned me into the sensation of pure awareness and observation.
I’ve read, I’ve learned, I’ve grown. And yet, there is so much more. Vipassana retreats where you stay in total silence, not speaking for 10 days. 5 hour long meditations, and deep energetic states where you see light radiated in everything. Experiences of ayahuasca. All things I’ve not yet experienced, may experience or may never. Layers of awakening? Yes, there are many.
So, while I feel I’ve moved into a place of love and experiencing my highest self, I’m not always there. It’s something I value and will grow into. All of this to say that I’m poised for my next personal level of spiritual awakening.
What about you? What do you feel your level of awakening is at the moment? Are you unconsciously tuning out to beingness through busy-ness? Or are you more and more present in your life? Are you at the stage where physically manifesting things like income, cars or trips have your attention? Or have you moved into life visioning? Or are you into pure states of consciousness?
As I meditated and noticed this ringing in my ears something intuitively told me it was related to a spiritual aspect of my life, though I couldn’t explain it. True, it could be a physical issue. But I had no headaches, no other health concerns.
In the stillness, I would sit and observe this sound. Both ears, intense, high-pitched ringing. Sometimes it was shockingly loud. There was simply no way to ignore it.
Yet during my day to day activities, in the fullness of life, the wondrous sounds of children, the dreadful sounds of traffic and everything in between, most times I could not hear it. And it would be forgotten. But as time as gone on, I’ve even begun to notice it during the day. It begins as a piercing sound in one ear or the other. And it’s incredibly high-pitched. What was I hearing? Vibration? Energy? A call towards something?
Could spiritual awakening really be tied to something as simple as ringing in the ears? What kind of sign was this?
Spurred by sheer intuition, I reached out to Stefani Miller, an intuitive meditator who connects with spirit guides. Stefani receives imagery, answers to questions and profound guidance for herself or anyone who asks a specific question. View Stefani’s offering here.
This beautiful soul entered into a meditative state with an intention to shed light on my question. What is the meaning of this intense ringing in my ears (if any)? I had no idea what would be revealed, but as with each question I’ve asked Stefani to meditate on, the answers had me on the edge of my seat.
Here is what she shared with me. Yes, this is my personal answer to the question, and I’m happy to reveal it here.
“Hi Bridgett, Here is what I got when I meditated for you:
First I saw a fluffy white little bunny rabbit hopping around in a beautiful field of white daisy wildflowers. Sunny, blue skies.
I heard the song clip “may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home, and may you stay forever young.”
Then I saw storm clouds gathering in the distance. The storm approached, dark stormy skies move nearer bringing with it a sense of sadness, dread, not wanting to leave the sunny days. But it’s necessary to weather the storm in order to get to the other side. The storm is what creates growth and positive change. So the bunny shelters underneath some large leaves, safe and dry, huddles down, resting, waiting.
The sound of the storm is like a white noise. It’s constant, never-ceasing, loud but unobtrusive, the sound of constant falling rain.
This is the ringing in your ears – the sound of the white noise of the storm you must pass through.
After the storm ends, blue skies and sunshine re-emerge and the world glitters and sparkles and is brighter, healthier. Thirst is quenched. Springtime is here, new beginnings, new life, new hope.
I was given the message that the ringing is literally round like a ring, circular shape. (I never thought about the word ringing being descriptive of a literal ring!)
It’s the audible sound of changes happening – storms creating positive change, so much happening at once that it creates an actual audible noise when you’re still and quiet you can hear it.
It’s like the rings in water when a single drop disturbs the clear surface and large rings grow and move outward filling the entire surface. You’ve begun this process of change and the rings are constantly moving, creating large scale change, and the sound of this is ringing.
The bunny will make it through to the other side of the storm and everything will be more beautiful as a result – bunny will be stronger, more confident. The field will have more flowers unfurling and blooming, the field will come alive.”
Spiritual awakening ahead? Dark night of the soul? This fills me with mixed feelings of almost dread that I have to go through this.
And I don’t know what it will entail. But I also have a feeling of anticipation that I will be better after passing through this storm.
Our physical senses are often giving us signs if we are aware and quiet to hear them. Intuition is a physical sensation. I’ve learned to feel it in my body- answers to questions, next steps. Ringing in my ears felt like a signal that something else is happening. And my intuition on that one was right.
Have you ever felt a physical sensation that meant something for you? An intuition? A premonition? A sign?
I’d love to hear about it if you’re open to sharing in the comments below. Or use the contact form here to reach out to me personally.
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