The term spiritual awakening is often interchanged with the word enlightenment. Both indicate the rediscovery of ones ability to see clearly. The willingness to simply be at ease within the physical experience of your life is the key to spiritual transformation.
Conversely, those deeply trapped within the mechanisms of the ego are considered unconscious or asleep. Rather than labeling someone as evil or wicked, remember that they have yet to awaken. Bring compassion rather than judgment to your experiences.
Every being on the planet is on a journey of discovery. The only difference between us is the level of consciousness from which one experiences life. No matter how lost someone may seem, enlightenment will come.
Today, my intention is to remember that the light of consciousness transforms all that is observed. Peace begins with me.