I started meditating back in May of this year. I have been experiencing a lot of mini lucid dreams. I have become extra sensitive to loud noises as of late. I was in a restaurant a week ago, and I could not stand the sound of an electronic hand dryer. I also jump when my cat sneezes or meows. Sometimes I hear meowing when the cat is not even around. For the past week, I have been feeling some tingling sensations in my feet and right hand. These are the same sort of sensations I sometimes feel during meditation. They are appearing in waking life. I do not know what this mean. The short answer would most likely be that my senses are growing, but I am not sure of how to use these newly acquired traits. I have no clue as to where this rabbit hole will lead. I do not know where to turn at this point. Are there any good books on the subject matter?
My spiritual development came as a result of being continuously ill at the beginning of the year due to stress at my job. My father also recently passed away back in July of this year. I am also in the process of moving due my childhood home being put up for short sale. Before my father went to the hospital, I stopped eating for three weeks. I slept for well over eight hours a night. Do spiritual awakenings usually happen around the age of thirty, or I am just seeing things that are not there? I definitely feel some sort of energy flowing through me that I have never felt before in all my life. My regular dreams are clearer than they have ever been. Sometimes I do not remember the dreams themselves, but I remember the feelings I had in the dream. I thought I just had a few experiences out of the blue, but this spiritual awakening is clearly here to stay.