We are in a time on Earth where people are spiritually waking up more and more and suddenly realizing that their reality is a lot larger than they had originally thought. I do not speak of religious awakenings but rather more a faculty and awareness awakening.
The human body was originally designed to interact with many different energies and consciousnesses and being put through an awakening is normally where these extra senses are suddenly and often unexpectedly, switched on. This process can be traumatic and often is.
We are normally shown the possibilities of this new world fairly early on, before pressure is placed upon us, to seek help with further growth and understanding the bigger picture and normally, what use these new skills are supposed to be used for.
At the end of the day, there will have been some kind of arrangement prior to incarnation, that these new skills are meant to be put to use and serve humanity in some way.
We live in exciting times of change and growing awareness of how the world needs to be treated and the changes that need to happen, in order to maintain sustainability at so many levels.