Are You Fully Invested on the Spiritual Path?

Lately, I've been thinking about the idea of what it means to be invested in something.These days, it seems that people are less and less invested in much of anything that they truly care about. For example, in our dating culture, the swiping of profile pictures is a new low in the lack of social investment. How anybody thinks that they&# [Read Entire Story]

Staying as Awareness Class

Staying as awareness is a simple and essential spiritual tool in the practice of dis-identifying with our ego. It can be used in any moment because awareness is always here now.However, there is a great deal of confusion about this tool.As such, I am offering an entire class around this topic to help people better understand what staying awareness is, how we are going beyond experiences, how this practice helps us to surrender the ego, and more.You can read additional details about the class below. As usual, I announce openings through my newsletter. If you are not signed up, you can sign up for my free newsletter here:Sign up to Hear About Upcoming ClassesStaying as Awareness Class Description [Read Entire Story]

1,000 Spiritual Blog Posts!

Ta-da! This blog now has 1,000 blog posts.To go along with it, here’s a picture of 2010 Jim Tolles–the year I started blogging regularly. Way to take the initiative past-Jim! haha.Down below are a couple of the thousand blog posts that I’ve written since then.I hope they help you on the path of realizing spiritual freedom!The Difference Between True Teaching and Data Transfers (2012)5 Misunderstandings About Spiritual Freedom … [Read Entire Story]

Better Spiritual Dating and Relationships Class

It can be a beautiful thing to find someone or someones to walk with you on your spiritual journey. Yet while there are lots of people talking about spiritual dating and relationships, I've yet to hear many people talk about spiritual dating and relationships in the context of spiritual freedom.Understanding relationships through realizing spiritual freedom is powerful and empowering. For… [Read Entire Story]

One of the Crazier Things on the Spiritual Path

In my time as a spiritual teacher and as someone paying attention to people on the spiritual path for a lot of years, I’ve seen some really crazy things. I mean really CRAZY things. But one of the crazier things is simply this:People deny their own spiritual experiences.Now, I’m not talking about some of the bat-shit crazy delusions people have … [Read Entire Story]

How to Do Inner Work Class

Doing inner work is a central part of the process of dissolving ego attachments. If we don't know what we're attached to, we won't give up those attachments. It's simple like that.In saying that, the emphasis of inner work on the path to spiritual freedom is about letting go of things. Conversely, many people who do self improvement/self help/personal development/etc. are often trying to add things to their lives. They want to add an ability to be better at their career, be better at romance, be better at sex and intimacy, be better as a parent, and so forth. This is fine, but a it is not the path to spiritual freedom. A lot of… [Read Entire Story]

Avengers Endgame and the Failure to Grieve

Death.It is a fundamental part of our existence. This is one of my many human truths that we must realize and surrender to. In surrender, it is very natural to grieve.However, acceptance of death and grief are not things that I've found many people to be good at. In… [Read Entire Story]

Online Spirituality Classes

As part of better serving people, I offer several different kinds of online classes to help people understand the path to spiritual freedom. You can read more about the spiritual classes below in the links below.If you want to be a part of any of them, be sure to sign up for my free newsletter. Announcements for classes and available spots go through the newsletter first, and they tend to go quickly. Be sure to add my email… [Read Entire Story]

Impermanence and Sandcastles

Way back in 2011, I wrote a blog post called “How to Build Your Sandcastle.” It’s about how spiritual awakening shows us that our egos are nothing but temporary structures.During some of the more active phases of ego dissolution, it feels like water is washing out the foundation right from underneath us. The solid structure we thought was ourselves is shown to be nothing at all.After all this years, I still love this metaphor, so I recently added some more thoughts to this post about how this sandcastle metaphor is… [Read Entire Story]

Journey From Abuse – 2021 Edition

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Intro to Spiritual Awakening Class

The overwhelming interest in my intro to spiritual freedom class has led me to create another class: intro to spiritual awakening.In this class, I'll answer some common questions such as:What is a spiritual awakening?Why do people want one?What do you do after an awakening?And obviously, there's much more than that. What follows below is a longer explanation about the class, suggested donation amount, format, etc. If you already know you want to be a part of this class and you aren't already signed up for my newsletter, you can sign up here. That's where openings for the class will be announced.Sign up for Jim's Free NewsletterAs reminder, all my major announcements go through … [Read Entire Story]

It’s a Major Nothing Event!

Too many spiritual people are busy trying to create massive, orgasmic spiritual experiences out of lingerie and bad ideas. And even if something momentarily happens, the person is inevitably confused by the temporariness of the experience. It comes. Then it goes, and they’re forever trying to get it back.But the spiritual people who have been quietly letting go of attachments often go further on this path. It’s an ironic, but… [Read Entire Story]

3 Critical Steps in Human Spiritual Evolution

Spiritual freedom is our reality. We can do any and everything that is humanly possible. Any and every experience that a human being can have can be had.These are profound statements that few people ever fully realize, but when that level of realization arises, we turn our eyes back to the temporary world in a whole new way. We see ourselves and life in a whole new way. And for some of us, we find an… [Read Entire Story]

The “Wha Wha Meltdown” Post

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Say Yes to Help!

A topic of discussion in recent weeks in my work has been around allowing yourself to be supported.This sounds like something we all should do, but in many instances, people avoid being supported. It scares them. Certain types of egos don’t feel safe, worthy, or that they have earned the support, so when someone [Read Entire Story]

10 Ways To Tell If You’re Being Gaslighted & How To Recover From It

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More On Dancing Out of Control: Rerun of 2007 Britney Post

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Being Free of Suffering Is Not Happiness

On the path to spiritual freedom, you’ll notice that spiritual freedom teachers talk in a lot of “negatives.” We talk in what things are NOT or what we don’t have.So I may talk about letting go of attachments to your mother. You no longer have them. They are NOT part of your experience anymore. Because those attachments are gone, you no longer suffer when and if you relate to her.But that doesn’t make your experience with your mother happy.Happiness is just one of many experiences, and if it arises naturally, then it arises. Then it will pass. All experiences come and go. On the path to spiritual freedom, we surrender our attachments to what experiences may come. We do … [Read Entire Story]

Respect Me or GTFO

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Boundaries & Standards In Relationships

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Choosing, Allowing, or Seeking Happiness

Our relationship to happiness is an interesting one. Being happy is one of many people's biggest goals, and yet people often struggle with being happy. It's one of the goals many spiritual seekers have and why they come to the spiritual path.In general, I've found that there are at least three different types of relationships to happiness. They are choosing happiness, allowing happiness, and seeking happiness.Let's explore what that means.Seeking Happiness: The Search for Fulfillment [Read Entire Story]

Intro to Spiritual Freedom Class

Almost no one is ready to properly understand spiritual freedom. Again and again, I've had people come to me unprepared, and this class (subsequent classes) is meant to help prepare you for something that makes no sense to the dominant Western belief system.In short, we live in a time where the dominant Western Society message is that everyone can have everything all the time. It is obviously a lie, but it is so pervasive that most people subconsciously believe it. … [Read Entire Story]

Your Beliefs Are Not Real

It is a strange time that we live in. Thanks to the Internet, we can disseminate all kinds of information across all kinds of borders to people of all walks of life–so long as they can access the Internet. This is wonderful!However, we can also create any and all kinds of beliefs and find countless other people to reinforce any crazy thing that we want to have reinforced. These echo chambers reflect back our beliefs over and over again to help us … [Read Entire Story]

The Humbling Process in Becoming a True Teacher

Anyone who realizes anything on this spiritual path typically goes through a humbling process.It's humbling to see that we aren't who we thought we were.It's humbling to see that many of our assumptions about life aren't true.It's humbling to see how much suffering we've caused ourselves and others.It's humbling to know that most if not all of that suffering was unnecessary.There is so much to be humbled about, and as I said, most anyone who is sincerely on this path will be humbled. But for those who truly are called to teach, more humbling is required. It's required because you'… [Read Entire Story]