Spiritual Awakening Advice: Walking

Walking is helpful when you’re in the spiritual awakening process.

When I lived in Norway and was going through my awakening process I used to walk for hours and hours and in the summertime I also used to walk barefoot in the woods.

I walked when I felt awful and I walked when I felt blissful, but I walked and walked.

And then I walked some more.

Sometimes I had to really force myself to go out, either because I felt completely overtaken by darkness, or I felt as if I wanted to crawl under the blanket and hide from the rest of the world and never be among other people again.

It took great effort at times to go out and there were times when I hurried to the woods where I knew I could be somewhat alone, and I did this because I had learned from experience how helpful it was.

That’s why I’m sharing this with you now. 

Nature is amazing and such a good friend!

It’s important to be connected to the earth, to get grounding, especially when you’re on the spiritual path.

You need to literally feel the earth under your feet to get the most of it so in the summertime there was a lot of feet-scrubbing going on at nights when I came in from having walked over mud, rocks and grass for hours. 

I know without a shadow of a doubt that my walking in the woods helped tremendously in my awakening process, so if you feel really yucky, dark, depressed or anxious, then do what I did;

Go out for a really long walk.

Like a three hour long walk or something (I did that all the time), and if you can, walk barefoot.

I promise you it will help you in your spiritual awakening process.

Force yourself if you have to, and go somewhere where you can be alone as much as possible.

While you walk, talk with yourself, Life (or that which you call “God”), communicate, cry, be angry, vent, rant.

Hug a tree. Feel love and peace dwell up from within. Look at the sky and marvel.

Whatever mood you may be in; just go.

Be free, and don’t hide under the blanket, but go out the door and slink into the woods as fast as you can and allow yourself to fully absorb the love and serenity you find there.

Nature is such a great and compassionate teacher and friend, and whatever is burdening your heart and Spirit, it will be healed and restored once you get out there and connect with it.

I know it can be difficult.

There were times I dreaded to even go to the grocery store but I had to go and hoped and prayed to god that no one spoke to me and that I could go back home again quickly.

I know how it is to be overtaken by darkness and be in indescribable agony and spiritual suffering.

But I didn’t let that win.

I trusted my path, I trusted Life to bring me through even if there were times when I felt completely abandoned.  

The point I’m trying to make here is that even if there’s massive resistance, do it anyway.

Go out in nature and be free there and I promise you that you will progress in your spiritual awakening process much quicker than if you’d succumb to crawling under the blanket in an attempt to avoid the darkness.

Let the Light within you win.

Go out for a long walk in nature and simply be with it, in stillness, in peace, and let it envelope you in its love and serenity and when you come back home again you will feel very different, in a good way. 

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Feel and allow the stillness that is already present.

barefoot walking
These are actually my feet! LOL! This picture came to mind now that I wrote this post (see it here). It’s from when I lived in Norway and was on one of my long walks. As you can see, walking helps on creativity as well! 🙂


Did you know, that when walking on the earth barefoot, free electrons from the earth transfer into our body via the soles of our feet?

They are some of the most potent antioxidants known to man.

The electrons cause beneficial changes in heart rate, decreases inflammation, reduces pain, promotes healthy sleep, and thins our blood, and much more!

Imagine this, not with your mind, but with your senses; nature, absolute stillness, you walking barefoot, listening to the winds blowing in the trees…

Walking barefoot also helps with present moment awareness as it makes you very aware of every step you take.

The second your mind starts to wander either to past of future you will become aware of it because you’ll lose attention of the Now moment!

I hope you’re inspired to go out for a walk, or just walk barefoot in the backyard/garden a little bit every day – it’s so good for us!

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  1. Starr

    Oh my goodness… I didn’t even know this was you, again!
    I have been such an avid walker lately in the midst of the dark night of the soul, but have been struggling with even wanting to do it the last few days…so, I googled, “walking and spiritual awakening,” and this article popped up and I cried as I read it; it truly resonated with me, because I thought I was the only one that walked for hours (and to get a good work out in). Then realized at the very end, that it was YOU, again… I was brought back here, again, by you… Your blog is really helping me as I try to get out of the dark funk, which ebbs and flows all the time.

    By the way, is that common and normal for the dark night to ebb and flow for days and years?

    Would me landing on your blog again randomly count as a synchronicity?

    with deep bows,


  2. Starr

    p.s. I finally feel good about doing a 6 mile walk right after work, in a woodsy area.


  3. LOL Starr! Yes, it’s me again! And it seems synchronistic, yes. 😊

    Yes, walking is soooo good for you, on so many levels and in so many ways, and it also helps embodying and integrating all the inner work you’ve done and are processing.

    So keep walking through it, even on those days when you don’t even want to go outside the door.

    Just sneak quickly into the woods (wear a hoodie so no one sees it’s you LOL!) and let Mother Nature do its beautiful healing on you and restore you and take you back to your center.

    To answer your question if it’s common for the dark night to ebb and flow I would need to know more about where you’re at etc. as each person’s process is individual when it comes to their level of growth, awareness and life experiences and so on.

    But yes, typically there’s a balancing-thing happening, or ‘harmonizing’, and a rewiring going on where you reach different “stages”, so yes, it can bring you back and forth quite a bit and it can at times be very intense.

    In the different phases you’re meant to do the inner work and letting the fire of Truth purge and burn up all that separates you from it, and then eventually the dark night ebbs out completely and you’ve been cleared from whatever it was you had to work through and release.

    Here are some of my (very) old articles that can be helpful to you (some of them might be for members only, I don’t remember which ones are open to the public and not):






  4. Val

    Great article Maria thank you 😊 and I agree walking is a life saver! It’s something I do almost everyday since my awakening, about to go for a long walk now actually! 😅
    Only thing is that I really enjoy listening to podcasts while I walk, but I know it’s better to not listen to anything whilst walking for the most part, so currently working on reducing that and just enjoying the nature.
    Val 🙂

  5. Glad to hear it resonated with you Val! 😊

    Yes, sometimes you want to listen to podcasts and audiobooks (or music), and sometimes you want to just walk in silence, so then you do that.

    No rules. 😊 Just awareness of what feels most aligned in the moment.

    Now in the summertime I usually walk barefoot in nature on my morning walks with my four-legged friend, it feels so good to feel the earth beneath my feet and it’s a great way to start the day I think! 🌎🐕

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