It does not take a big effort to grow in spiritual awareness. For the most part it only takes being completely in-tune and aware of what is going on around you at any given moment in time. Finding a spiritual connection and awareness doesn’t mean you have to travel the ends of the earth. Moreover, there is no need to obsess over certain things that we may never understand. Spiritual awareness is not something that you can gain trough force; quite contrary, it comes when you learn to let go and be open to all power, energy, and communication the universe is already making available to you.
Do you inherently know why sugar tastes sweet? Or why the sky is blue? The personal reality in which you live is a reflection of your beliefs. The life experience you are getting is the expression of the ideas you chose to accept as they are true for you. The spiritual awareness is about transcending the shadows and darkness of your own personal reality. How to transcend? The answer is very simple, by accepting the light.
Spiritual awareness begins and ends within through increasing spiritual awareness to such a level that you will be able to recognize the spiritual Truths within your own spirit; a process which takes much time and patience. What you must understand is that the entire universe is just a reflection of you and some aspects related to your spirit. The rest is void. You can open your mind to many truths without spending tens of hours thinking and dwelling for them. The biggest effort that you must do for developing spiritual awareness is to remove the barriers which limited you in seeing the Truths in their original form. Once you have successfully done this, you will realize how many possibilities lie before you, possibilities which you have never seen before. Just try to open your eyes, and see the world through your perspective as it truly is.