Being a spiritual warrior is a path that one is born to follow and to walk with pride.
There are many spiritual paths out there that can be given to a person – healer, empath, spiritual warrior, etc.
Some people are called to walk more spiritual paths at once, especially if they are very old souls who already achieved a complex view of the universal laws.
In this article, I am going to talk about how to tell that you are meant to be a spiritual warrior, and what this means for you.
Being a spiritual warrior is a special, yet difficult path to walk on, that is meant to challenge you and to make you deal with lots of ups and downs.
What Does It Mean To Be A Spiritual Warrior?
Being a spiritual warrior means that you are called to fight against ignorance and darkness, by raising your spiritual awareness and level of consciousness as much as possible.
The path of a spiritual warrior also includes a lot of spiritual healing done, as well for yourself and others.
Basically, you will be called to heal yourself and others indirectly through your actions, so that you and the people in your life reach the highest level of spiritual awareness possible.
Raising your spiritual awareness and your level of consciousness happen when you are involved in processes of healing or when life puts you in all sorts of difficult situations, in which you are called to find the solution or the way out.
Being a spiritual warrior often requires being a stand or a rock for yourself and others, standing for what is right, and protecting the spiritual truths.
If you recognize yourself in this description and you think you could be a spiritual warrior, have a look at the following 15 signs and qualities of a spiritual warrior:
15 Signs and Qualities Of A Spiritual Warrior
#1. You have a feisty side
If you were born to be a spiritual warrior, you most definitely have a feisty side that sometimes shows up.
This does not mean that you are an aggressive person, or that you manifest this feisty side all the time, but it is most likely to come out when you need to defend yourself, someone you love or a cause you believe in.
Because of this side of yours, you can come across as a “strong person”, “strong personality”, or even “impulsive” in some situations.
This latent side of someone’s personality can also be expressed through leadership qualities and an affinity for power and leadership positions.
Sometimes it could make you feel drawn to people who have a feisty personality or who are natural-born leaders.
Either way, this is the first sign that you were born a spiritual warrior.
#2. You are drawn to the spiritual side of life
If you were born a spiritual warrior, you were probably fascinated with the spiritual and metaphysical side of life since you were very young.
You may have not had the courage to tell anyone, but you felt at an early age a curiosity to explore what is beyond the material side of life, and all that the human eye cannot perceive.
This is because your warrior spirit is meant to manifest in the spiritual side of life, therefore you need to understand this side of life as well as possible.
You may be drawn to healing arts, metaphysics, religion, astrology, and anything related to spirituality in one way or another.
You feel the calling to explore this side of life as much as possible, and doing it will bring you great fulfillment.
#3. Your Divine Mission is to cleanse heavy family karma
Another sign that you are a spiritual warrior is that you start noticing you have a mission to cleanse and pay off the karma of your family.
You could realize this by noticing the difficult experiences that life throws at you, and by feeling that there is a greater force preventing you from fulfilling your purpose and Divine Mission.
This force is the family karma that adds up to your karma and which ends up being like a heavy bag of rocks you have to carry everywhere you go – it makes you move forward slowly.
You will feel the urge to do all sorts of spiritual activities that help you cleanse it, like family constellations, and all the prayers and rituals that are meant to ease your family karma.
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#4. You’re meant to break generational curses
One important sign of a spiritual warrior is that a part of their Divine Mission is breaking generational curses.
This is related to the family karma I was mentioned before but is deeper and heavier than that.
Generational curses are curses that have been in the family line for a long time, affecting the lives of everyone born in it.
If in a family line there is a generational curse, is affecting all the direct descendants of the cursed person.
Sometimes, the curse could be more specific, as to affect only the firstborn or only the males, etc.
The main idea is that if you are under such a generational curse but you are spiritually aware of it, your mission could be to break it so that future generations don't fall under its effect as well.
How do you know that there is a generational curse in your family? Easy.
If there has been severe bad luck affecting multiple members of the family, descendants of one person, there probably is one.
If you are born in a family that is under the effect of a generational curse but your vibration is higher than your family’s, your Divine Mission could be to break the curse.
#5. You are the black sheep in your family
Because you came here to pay off heavy family karma and perhaps even to break generational curses, you are quite different from the rest of your family.
This means that there are very high chances that you are a higher vibrational soul than the rest of your family.
When one person has a higher vibration than their family, they usually end up being misunderstood by it.
They may not share the same common values and core principles as their family, as they may have a deeper understanding of life in general.
They may see the bigger picture where their family fails to do so, or they could have lost interest in trivial things, which means that they and their family have little left in common.
Not to mention a spiritual warrior is unlikely to follow the conventional path in life and will create their own, unique path.
Their family may not understand or support this, which will create even more sources of conflict.
Thus, the spiritual warrior of any family is oftentimes the black sheep or the misfit in their family, being judged and misunderstood by them.
#6. You experience your spiritual awakening
An important criterion that a spiritual warrior must meet is experiencing their spiritual awakening.
A spiritual warrior must be spiritually awakened to fulfill their mission of defending the truth and protecting others.
They must be able to understand the deeper meaning of everything that happens and to see that which cannot be seen by the physical eye.
Experiencing their spiritual awakening will make them more connected to the Divine and the deeper truths in life so that in any situation in which they need to act like the spiritual warrior, they know what is the truth that they need to defend.
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#7. You are given many spiritual tests
Being a “spiritual warrior” may sound like a fascinating or like a “cool” thing, but in fact, the life of one is never easy.
If you are a spiritual warrior you know that your life could be a series of challenges and spiritual tests that never seem to end.
You may find yourself oftentimes wondering if you’re ever getting a break or if things could ever start going smoothly for you.
The reason why this happens is that spiritual tests help you pay the heavy karma and break the generational curses – that is, if you pass them, of course.
Another reason you are given so many spiritual tests is that you can grow spiritually and develop more compassion and empathy through these tests.
These tests are going to be very hard on you, pushing all your buttons, activating all your triggers, and oftentimes breaking your heart and your spirit.
You will have to rebuild yourself after some of these spiritual tests, but the good news is that you will emerge as a wiser and stronger version of yourself.
Developing more compassion and empathy through these tests is crucial for a spiritual warrior.
Pain will make you more empathetic towards other people’s struggles and will open your heart towards helping and supporting those who need your help and protection.
#8. You have a high level of awareness
If you are a spiritual warrior, you were probably born with a high level of spiritual awareness, which is raised even more through spiritual tests and challenges.
Spiritual warriors usually manifest high awareness since they are small children, and they have an intelligence quotient above average as well as wisdom and wit that leave adults amazed.
If you were born a spiritual warrior, your parents probably noticed your cleverness and sharp mind since you were very young, and so did other people around you.
Even as a child, you had a level of comprehension above the average, and could see and perceive things that others could not.
#9. You are naturally courageous
Many people are courageous, but the courage of a spiritual warrior is amazing for those around them.
It’s not like spiritual warriors don’t feel fear, because they do, but they manage to defeat it very fast.
Spiritual warriors are very much connected to the Divine, thus, they know deep in their hearts that they are guarded and taken care of.
Even if at any point they are meant to suffer some mental or physical prejudice, they don’t fear that, but rather accept it as part of their journey.
Their attitude in front of danger is either to laugh at it or to dismiss it, which often leaves people in awe.
A spiritual warrior knows deep in their heart that they are bigger and stronger than anything that could come their way and that there is a solution to any problem.
#10. You feel the urge to protect the vulnerable
You know you are a spiritual warrior if one of your main concerns has always been to protect those who are weak and vulnerable.
Maybe you always felt the need to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for themselves, to give to those in need, to feed the stray animals, etc.
Whatever it is, as a spiritual warrior you felt a calling to protect and support, and you did your best to fulfill that calling, even when this meant standing up against dangerous people or circumstances.
People often admire you for your courage and come to you when they need help and protection.
#11. You are disciplined
As a spiritual warrior, you find it easier than other people to be disciplined.
As you are an old soul, you have the bigger picture in mind and know what is it that you are meant to achieve.
For a higher purpose, you are willing to give up on small or unimportant life pleasures.
As a disciplined person, you usually achieve whatever you set your mind to achieve.
#12. You are relentless
A major sign of spiritual warriors is that they are relentless when it comes to achieving their purposes and fighting the adversities of life.
They are so determined, that nothing can scare them or make them give up on what they desire.
Many people look up to you and wish they had your determination, courage, and relentlessness, especially when it comes to moving forward in life, protecting spiritual truths, or protecting others.
#13. You have a loving, gentle side
In contrast to your feisty side mentioned in the beginning, as a spiritual warrior, you also have a side that is quite the opposite – sweet, loving, and gentle.
This is the side you show to those who manage to make you feel safe enough to show your vulnerable side, or to those whom you love dearly.
This side of you is very important as well, as it’s a big part of who you really are.
You show your feisty side to people who wrong you or others, and you show your loving side to those who need protection or love.
#14. You are humble
A spiritual warrior knows that being humble is a very admirable trait that very few people possess.
They also know that being humble is a rare quality that will help them get ahead in life.
The opposite attitude of being humble is having a big ego, which can draw a lot of trouble and challenges to a person.
When you have a big ego, you give off the vibe that you think you’re above other people.
When you are humble, you can show understanding and appreciation to everyone, regardless of their spiritual level or social status.
Being humble is one key trait that a true spiritual warrior possesses to help them evolve spiritually and pass the terrifying tests they are faced with.
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#15. You are connected to the truth
As a spiritual warrior, you are connected to the truth in any situation, whether it’s about a spiritual truth or not.
Your intuition is very accurate, you instinctively know how things are going to unfold.
When you hear information of any sort, you intuitively know if it’s true or not, because you are strongly connected to the Divine, and this makes you attuned to the truth in all situations.
This is why spiritual warriors are oftentimes real “BS detectors”, and other people find it impossible to lie to them.
How Do You Become A Spiritual Warrior?
I don’t personally think anyone has to worry about becoming a spiritual warrior because spiritual warriors are born with this path ahead of them.
Even if the spiritual awakening happens later in life, and your journey as a spiritual warrior starts later, you are still born a spiritual warrior, and everything happens according to the Divine Providence.
If you are reading this article right now and resonate with the information or you feel the desire to become a spiritual warrior, it means you already are one but haven’t discovered it yet.
Don’t worry, your spiritual journey will start at the right time!
If you identify as a spiritual warrior, I would love to know your opinion about this article in the comment section below!
Alexandra, the head author at Subconscious Servant is a Psychologist, Reiki Therapist, and writer. She loves writing about any topic from Applied Psychology, Metaphysical and Spiritual healing, hoping that people on a spiritual, self-discovery journey will find guidance and light through her articles. If you want to read more about Alexandra, visit her full author bio here.
Sunday 21st of August 2022
Well written. Good article. Thanks.
Erin Renee Atchison
Friday 15th of July 2022
I believe I am a spiritual warrior