Donating to Support My Annual Winter Break

Once again, another year is fast coming to a close, and it's about time for my winter break. Each year, I take at least a week and a half off to rest, re-charge, and rejuvenate. And each year, I reach out to all of you to ask for support.As any of you who work for yourselves knows, being self-employed means that you don't have any paid time off. So instead, I reach out to all of you to … [Read Entire Story]

When People Fall in Love With Your Energy

Clearing out lots of issues can have some surprising effects. For some people, they find talents they didn't know they had. Other people find themselves leaving their homes or homelands for new places. Others find love in the simplest of things like staring at the flowers of a blooming tree and getting lost in the intricacies of those petals.However, along with your deep inner changes, other people's perspectives will change about you. There is something in particular about clearing out issues and making more inner space that… [Read Entire Story]

Fundraising: Donate to Help Cover my Costs

I want to send a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who have donated to me this year. Because of you, I have been able to dedicate my full time to working as a spiritual teacher for most of the year.Woohoo!All of your donations for meditation recordings, sessions, ebooks, weekend intensives, webinars, and goodwill donations have added up. You’ve given me the gift to be able… [Read Entire Story]

2015 Fundraising Update

I want to start this post by thanking all of you who have donated to me so far for my 2015 fundraiser. At the time of writing this post, 31 people have donated a total of a little over $2,100 to help me cover this year’s financial shortfall. Thank you so much! It really warms my heart to have such amazing supporters.For those who don’t know, I’m working on raising $6,500 to cover a financial deficit that I’ll have this year. With the current donations being where they are, I still need about $4,400 more in donations.This money… [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: Natural Spiritual Growth and the Calming of Awakening

The intensities of the initial spiritual awakening can be many and destabilizing, and that's to be expected when people have been living lives so cut off from their truth, kindness, and love. The rush of your own divine energy in the space created by awakening takes many off guard, shaking up their whole world. Most just want to get this whole thing over with. Very few embrace it, but to those who do, a great gift … [Read Entire Story]

A Spiritual Awakening Morsel: The Awakened Turning Point

The awakened turning point is a sacred moment when someone moves from being in resistance to their inner growth to embracing it. It often comes as someone finally has enough perspective on who they were to see the depth of unhappiness or out-right misery that they’d been living in. This is vital because most … [Read Entire Story]

Spiritual Awakening and Enhanced Energy Sensitivities

Spiritual awakening takes you where you want to go…where your true self REALLY want to go.This is often very different than where your ego thinks you should be going. Unfortunately, some people are pointed in such unhealthy and harmful directions that they have to do a complete 180 degree turn, and this really is the end of their old lives. To someone so deeply unconscious and now awakened, this feels like a horrendous trial, but it… [Read Entire Story]

How to Start Your Spiritual Journey

Today, I am offering a spirituality blog post for all of you just starting out or starting over on your spiritual journeys. And let's not under-estimate the importance of starting over, shall we? Because many people will have been spiritual or religious people their whole lives, and then one day, you realize you don't know a thing, not one important thing. Suddenly, all the spiritual practices and ideas and robes and spiritual names come crashing down, and you feel like you're naked in a field with nothing to hold onto. This spirituality post is also for you.When most people start their spiritual journeys, they are oriented externally. What I mean is that they have learned from society that their "answers" … [Read Entire Story]

Spiritual Depression and Unconscious Ego Resistance After Awakening

Once again, I return to the post bliss state story of awakening. I get to talk about this part a lot because far fewer people go searching for answers when they're in spiritual bliss compared to when they drop into what I'll call today, "spiritual depression."And the story is the same as most of the … [Read Entire Story]

Has God Turned His Back on You?

One of the powerful and powerfully uncomfortable feelings that some people have during an awakening is the feeling that God has turned his back on them (Please understand that "his" is a conceit to English language–I don't believe in any gender for God). It typically comes after the bliss stage of awakening. People tend to crash land into their issues, and … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: Feeling Spiritually Lost and Finding Your Way

Many people feel spiritually lost at different times of their lives. In the context of a spiritual awakening, we often feel this way because a lot of our ego and the reference points we used to have dissolve. In this way, we stop having a clear direction about where to go.A lot of what the ego does is to tell us what to do to stay "safe." It is often quite wrong, and as we become more conscious and focused on the present moment, it is quite normal to feel lost. This is part of the sacred adjustment time where you realize that … [Read Entire Story]

The Peace of Natural Spiritual Growth

It's my genuine belief that if people allow themselves to just be, then we would all naturally grow spiritually. It would simply be how we engage with ourselves and with life. We'd grow in the same way that our bodies grow. They naturally come into their appropriate shape, albeit some people have genetic diseases … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar Recording: The 3rd Annual All About Energy Talk

Every year, I like to hold a webinar to talk about the wide-ranging experiences people have with energy and the different sensations people often feel. This year marked the third time I’ve done so, if you can believe.To be sure, the number of ways we can experience energy is infinite. But for many who awaken, they often have no idea why they are sensing what they are sensing nor how to interpret it. For many people who have always been sensitive, they haven’t gotten… [Read Entire Story]

The Spiritual Bypass: The Illusion of Avoiding Your Difficulties

Here's a fun phrase: spiritual bypass. It's gotten popular as some people have realized that's what other people are doing on the spiritual path. As always, it's easier to point out what others are doing wrong rather than to look at oneself, but there is a lot of truth about this.Oh right. What's a spiritual bypass?A spiritual… [Read Entire Story]

Giving Up Something You Don’t Want to Give Up

One of the watershed moments of the spiritual path–a moment when somebody starts to understand what this path and this life are all about–is when they have to give up something they don't want to give up.I can't tell you when it'll come. It can come early on your spiritual journey or late. It depends on you and your particular ego-self. Some of us with particularly sneaky egos actually want the spiritual path… [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: The 3rd Annual All About Energy Talk

Every year, I like to hold a webinar to talk about the wide-ranging experiences people have with energy and the different sensations people often feel. This year will mark the third time I've done so, if you can believe.To be sure, the number of ways we can experience energy is infinite. But for many who awaken, they often have no idea why they are sensing what they are sensing nor how to interpret… [Read Entire Story]

After a Spiritual Awakening Unleashes All Your Emotions

After a spiritual awakening opens up your heart, every emotion you can imagine becomes available to you–every single one. In an open heart, we embrace every emotion that we can humanly experience. We remove our limitations on what we can feel, so we can feel the fullness of love, compassion, terror, hatred, sadness, and more. This is what it means to be truly open-hearted.Do you understand what it means to be unlimited now? I hope you … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar Recording: Spiritual Awakening Stages and Cycles

I wrote a blog post about different spiritual awakening stages and cycles, but I soon decided to follow it up by holding a webinar on this topic. If you haven’t read the blog post already, you can do so on the link below:Spiritual Awakening StagesOne of the things I like to emphasize is that awakening is not linear. So the idea that you go from spiritual awakening stage 1 to spiritual awakening stage 2 to spiritual awakening stage 3 is generally speaking incorrect, although there are some shifts from which you generally do not go backwards. In speaking about spiritual awakening stages, we should not be … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: Highly Sensitive People and Living a Spiritual Life

Once a year, I like to turn my attention to the topic of highly sensitive people. As a highly sensitive person, I understand a lot of the unsettling emotions and energies that are going on around me pretty much all the time, but because of the spiritual path, I've learned how to be at peace with… [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: Spiritual Awakening Stages and Cycles

I recently wrote a blog post about different spiritual awakening stages and cycles, but I wanted to take time in a webinar to answer some of your questions on this topic. If you haven't read the blog post, you can do so on the link below:Spiritual Awakening StagesOne of the things I like to emphasize is that awakening is not linear. So the idea that you go from spiritual awakening stage 1 to spiritual awakening stage 2 to spiritual awakening stage 3 is generally speaking incorrect, although there are some shifts from which you generally do not go backwards. In speaking about spiritual awakening stages, we should not be harboring the idea that we'll get to … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar Recording: Spiritual Tips for Facing Fear

Fear is a fundamental human emotion. It’s been built into our survival system to excite our bodies to fight or flee danger. But for most of us, it has gone haywire. We become easily afraid of a host of insignificant things, and when a significant event does come up, our fear generally causes us to react poorly, which often leads to greater problems.As such, the spiritual path must embrace and face fear to help us find liberation. But spiritual freedom isn’t about never feeling fear. Rather it is about being able to be at peace with it so that it comes and goes. With it’s passing, we work on maintaining mindfulness and consciously choosing our actions rather… [Read Entire Story]

A Brief Vanishing of Fear and the Power of Presence

From time to time, I have the lovely opportunity to witness someone's fear completely vanish. Poof! Like a wispy cloud, the fear evaporates, leaving nothing but the truth, love, and occasionally some giggles.Because what else can you do but laugh when you see how vacuous, vaporous, and insubstantial fear really is? Truly, fear is nothing. It does not exist. While we can momentarily put aside the biochemical aspect of fear when an old survival instinct is triggered (such… [Read Entire Story]

Spiritual Awakening Stages

Anyone who has been reading this spiritual awakening blog for some time knows that I avoid overly linear, goal-oriented language. Too many people are way too stuck in their egos, and they want to turn spirituality into a race to the finish line replete with awards and high-fives. But there is no finish line. There's just this moment, and that's more than enough to find our happiness and love. It's the only place to find it too, and fortunately, it's always where we are.But our egos have learned how to piece together life events and time into linear mental stories. Think of a lot of what you think as a kind… [Read Entire Story]

5 Types of Spiritual Awakening Sleep Problems and Insomnia

Spiritual awakening shifts around a lot of stuff in our inner worlds, and having all the inner furniture moving can certainly cause a lot of ruckus in other rooms in our inner home. One notable room is how we sleep. Because sleep is one of the fundamental elements of being a human being, not getting enough or not getting the right kind of sleep directly impacts how you … [Read Entire Story]