The Seeker can be described as a stage of development in a spiritual process. It arises when we shift from being focused on our personal life to a focus on development beyond ourselves, to our higher nature.
This can develop gradually, such as goals shifting to a spiritual orientation or inner development. Or it may come on suddenly, with the impact of a profound experience. The profound may arise through an unexpected opening or out of trauma.
The Seekers dominance can vary over time. Some people grow weary of seeking but not finding or of ever looking, for example. Or the demands of a young family or work may overshadow it.
But there is also another type of Seeker. This is an innate type, what can be called a Jungian Archetype. Such a person is born with it and doesn’t outgrow it, even when the spiritual seeker dies with awakening.
They remain seekers of deeper knowledge or greater skill and perfection throughout life.
We can see this as one reason some people settle comfortably into awakening and just live what is unfolding and others continue to explore the horizons, pushing the boundaries.
The second is not because the spiritual seeker hasn’t died but because their laws of nature continue to express, now through this new means of knowing.