Brainstorm Spiritual Community Ideas with Me!

Western Culture seems to be defined by this statement now-a-days:The individual must work and consume.The emphasis is on three things here: individuality, working, and consumption.You’ll notice that community, family, cooperation, environment, health, and many other things are not in that sentence. And I totally realize that many of you do not focus your entire lives on hyper-individuality/selfishness, working, and consuming as many things, substances, and experiences as possible… [Read Entire Story]

Exploring the Purpose of Life

I found this old video and felt like re-sharing it here today.As a tangent but important addition to the points I make in this video, let's talk about being alive, and let's admit one thing:You are a miracle.We all are.I want you to pause and consider how many events had to happen just to bring your biological parents together to create you. If any one of those events hadn't happened, you wouldn't exist. And then let's consider how many events had to happen for their parents and their parents and their parents and their hunter-gather ancestors and their homo erectus ancestors and their primate … [Read Entire Story]

Choosing Spiritual Freedom

Some time ago, I wrote a post about choosing the conscious spiritual path. The conscious spiritual path is the path we take to begin to get to know ourselves. That's a good enough motive as it is, but the reality is that we typically have that choice corrupted by a number of ego desires and motives. And freedom is often not even a part of the conversationSo we start on the conscious path, and we engage with all kinds of spiritual tools and beliefs as we unintentionally or intentionally seek a variety of ego desires. The person may want to know themselves better, but they also want the soulmate. They want to attract more money. They want… [Read Entire Story]

Ego Dissolving and Death

Realizing spiritual freedom is a subtractive game. We subtract attachments to realize the freedom that we already are.Too often, people get stuck in an additive game. They add beliefs, practices, clothing, soulmates, gurus/teachers, and more to make them “feel” spiritual. But this does not work. This is how a spiritual ego gets created. It covers up ego attachments and enables a whole variety of desires and fears. This continues a person’s suffering.Dissolving the ego is like wanting to find more space in your home. If you want to do that, you don’t buy new… [Read Entire Story]

Living In The In-Between – Lockdown Edition

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Spiritual Turning Points Video

There are moments that arise when it is really hard to go back to an old way of living and behaving. Unlike some initial spiritual experiences where we want to move forward, passing a spiritual turning makes going back to unconscious living almost physically uncomfortable.That said, people are extraordinarily attached to familiar patterns, and it is always possible to return to unconscious thinking.In this video I talk about spiritual turning points, and it is my sincere hope that you pass through some of them because doing so can energize you and deepen your commitment to spiritual freedom.Spiritual Turning Points [Read Entire Story]

Post Breakup: Forgiveness of Self and Others

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How to Relate to Your Spiritual Teacher

There are many types of spiritual teachers, and there are different levels of spiritual realization. The levels are created by ego attachments. The more realized someone is, the more they see these ego-created different levels. Even though we are all one after all, our ego attachments restrict us to different levels of spiritual realization, and this applies to spiritual teachers like everyone else.It’s like being in your home, but you believe you can’t leave your bedroom. A person who is more realized knows they can leave the bedroom, but they don’t realize that they’re trapped on the first floor. Ultimately, we’re not trapped in the house at all, and we can go anywhere. But… [Read Entire Story]

Connecting in Spiritual Partnership

I'm interested in creating all kinds of spiritual partnerships with people. Some of the common types I'm interested in developing include volunteers, collaborators on workshops and webinars, practitioners to refer students to, publishers, and more.However, the basis of spiritual partnership is connection, so let's start there.Do you feel connected to me and my work?Before answering too quickly and clicking the link below to connect, be sure to have read and watched more than a few of my posts and videos. Some people get initially very excited about me after reading one post or watching one video, but their … [Read Entire Story]

Do Relationships Block Spirituality?

I occasionally have conversations with people who are concerned that being serious about the spiritual path will get in the way of relationships or that they have to get rid of their relationships.In this video, I offer some thoughts on this topic as well as the perception that the spiritual path is a solitary one.After watching the video, please check out the links below [Read Entire Story]

Learning to Address Blocks Correctly

This blog post shares a recent video about addressing blockages.One of the key concepts in this video is that we chose our blockages. While we make these choices unconsciously, it is important to appreciate that different issues and blockages to which we're attached are chosen and reinforced by us.Why do we do this?Well, imagine if you got shouted at every time you spoke up as a kid. Pretty soon, you have a serious blockage in your throat. Why is … [Read Entire Story]

When Things Get A LOT Easier After Awakening

Releasing attachments can be quite a grind, but there's a point when it's like you end up on the other side of the mountain. Now, it feels like there's this extra push of support, like gravity is now on your side.This leads into a new time of spiritual transformation where illusions and attachments dissolve a bit quicker, and the experience can be/feel a LOT easier.For more on this topic, please watch the following video.When Awakening Gets A LOT Easier Video [Read Entire Story]

Confusion About Spiritual Help and Spiritual Neediness

Everyone needs a little help from time to time, but even with such a simple request, there can be confusion. Part of that confusion is between neediness and legitimately needing support.Spiritual neediness is needing someone else to do things for you and giving up your personal ability to do things you need to do. This is the path of the spiritual child.The spiritual adult realizes that they need assistance for something, and they get the support that allows them to grow or heal. The child continually needs help while the spiritual adult does not.It's like teaching someone to fish versus giving… [Read Entire Story]

Enduring the Ego Grind

When we really start to let go of the ego, old thought and emotional patterns may start to scream and feel rather painful. This makes the experience of surrender a grind–at least initially.If we move through these moments when the ego wants to go back to a familiar pattern, then we find the peace that is often talked about by spiritual teachers like myself. If not or if we only go part way, we can get stuck in unnecessary discomfort.Hopefully, this video can inspire you [Read Entire Story]

Valentine’s Day and True Love

Valentine's Day is a kind of monument to temporary romantic love experiences. In this video, I offer thoughts to encourage people to surrender the temporary and go towards true love–the space that accepts all of life unconditionally. This is the space that we can never lose or be let down by.As usual, after the video, there are some more links to help you go deeper into the topic of true love.Enjoy!Valentine's Day and True Love Video [Read Entire Story]

The Path of Success to Spirituality

There are several paths to spirituality. Suffering is the most common in my experience. Suffering  drives people to find a solution, and for many people, that solution becomes spirituality. A few people are called to spirituality. It has nothing to do with suffering or success; something inside has this longing for God. Thirdly, there's worldly success.Now, it's hard these days to succeed by external standards. It seems like there are more and more standards everyday around success, although it will vary by person how many goals they're trying to achieve. But once in awhile, a person hits … [Read Entire Story]

New Spiritual Freedom Video

I have written blog posts for more than nine years, and so occasionally, they need refreshing.I recently updated my spiritual freedom blog post and added a video to it. It was a pretty big overhaul, not because it was bad before. But I feel like I can offer a more complete explanation of spiritual freedom from the understanding that I now have. I’m still growing and evolving at the same time I am also dissolving deeper attachments. It’s something to remember particularly if your ego tries to elevate spiritual teachers like me. I’m still human, and ultimately, I’m just a nobody.You can click [Read Entire Story]

5 Spiritual Posts from 2019 Worth Another Read

I have written a lot. But unfortunately, the Internet swallows up content super fast, and so a lot of really good stuff gets lost and goes unseen.So in the interest of keeping some of the really good stuff that I worked hard on last year alive, here are 5 spiritual blog posts from 2019 that are worth another read (or your very first one if you missed them or found me after I wrote them).On another note, feel free to sign up for my newsletter on this link:Sign up for my Free Spirituality NewsletterAlso, I do one-on-one video sessions [Read Entire Story]

Afraid to Meet Your Self

More than a few people I've met are afraid of themselves. They're afraid of what they will find inside, and that fear keeps many people from even looking.But the true Self–the consciousness within and which is a droplet in the ocean of oneness–is nothing to fear. It is also kind of nothing–it is not a thing.As for the ego and the person's past, they will find whatever they are attached to. They will find enjoyable things and unenjoyable things, so I can't say that it will be easy. I can only encourage you to find your courage to go within. The freedom on the other side of dissolving … [Read Entire Story]

Suffering Is Grace

Suffering is grace.If you are reading this post today, the likelihood is that suffering brought you to my blog today. Suffering most likely brought you to the spiritual path.If someone is immersed in a comfortable happy life, they generally don't go digging through search engine results and social media to find spiritual articles. They're happy. Their ego has decided to keep things as they are. Does it occasionally happen that someone comes to a stage of happiness and success that brings them to the spiritual path? Yes.But more often, it's suffering that forced someone to search. Furthermore, it'll be suffering that causes someone to continue… [Read Entire Story]

Getting Spiritual Help in 2020

Happy New Year to all who celebrate it!With the start of 2020, I know that many of you want to get help to go deeper on, start, or re-start your spiritual journey. I’m happy to be part of that help if you’d like it.In this work, I help people realize spiritual freedom. As some of you know, spiritual freedom is about dissolving the ego to realize the truth of what and who we really are. Ultimately, that is oneness, but intellectually knowing that we are all one is not the same as realizing that we are all one.So spiritual teachers like me help people learn the discipline of dissolving the ego and go beyond … [Read Entire Story]

Observing Society’s Ego to Understand Your Own

It is so easy to want to look at society and blame it for its faults or agree with its values. We tend to do both. But as people on the path to spiritual freedom, we can do something more wise. We can use society as a mirror to reflect our ego issues back to us. In so doing, we can go further on the path to realizing freedom from our ego and the suffering it causes.Observing Society to Understand Your Ego [Read Entire Story]

What Are You Doing With Your Time?

Time.It goes so fast.We have so little of it. And we don't know how much time we get.Yet, people are often lost in the illusion that they have all the time in the world, and they put off a lot of important things. One of those important things is the path to spiritual freedom.Until we are free, we are very good at wasting time. We waste it on things that do not truly serve us, nourish us, or enliven us. We follow other people who are just as lost as us and do … [Read Entire Story]

Awakening Is Only the Beginning

When someone has a big spiritual moment, there's a tendency to think that this is the final and total spiritual experience or realization. This is particularly true if the experience was enjoyable because if something feels good, why wouldn't you want that all the time?Well, there are lots of things that feel good that should only be temporary. Otherwise, you can end up in addiction. But more to the point, the… [Read Entire Story]