Yes, it can certainly feel that way at times.
The awakening process comes with many challenges. It’s a process of abandoning old and familiar identifications. It’s a process of trusting our own immediate noticing. It’s a process of unhealed material in us coming to the surface to join in with the awakening.
And none of that is necessarily easy or pleasant. It can be uncomfortable, scary, overwhelming, disorienting, and brings us face-to-face with what we may not have wanted to face in ourselves.