Awakened and Totally Ungrounded

Let's start with some vocabulary before getting into the topic.Spiritual awakening. On this blog, I use this term to discuss an internally driven shift that dissolves the ego and attachments revealing truth and reality.Ungrounded. Unable to understand how an idea applies in the human world of separation.Separation. Sometimes called duality, this is what we focus on and how we experience life through our senses. We experience ourselves as separate beings.Oneness. Sometimes called non-duality, we are… [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]

What Is Spirituality?

What is spirituality?Like many other words, the word “spirituality” is vague. It doesn’t point to much of anything. The word “apple” is much more direct. In using the word “apple,” most people who know the word have an immediate idea of a physical object. But spirituality?It really means nothing.Ultimately, all words mean nothing. They’re just symbols for something else, but language is helpful. If … [Read Entire Story]

Share Your Spiritual Awakening Story

I’ve listened to many stories about spiritual awakening, and I’ve learned a lot about the many doorways that people take to enter this phase of ego destruction and spiritual rebirth.However, there’s always more to learn. I know nothing at all compared to the vastness of life–knowing nothing is one of many spiritual realizations that we have. This realization keeps us humble and curious.So in my curiosity, [Read Entire Story]

5 Misunderstandings About Spiritual Awakening

For anyone new to my work, I have a narrow definition of spiritual awakening compared to the many and varied definitions floating around online. I define a spiritual awakening as an internal activation of a person's energy, and this awakened energy–which is continually on, 24-7-365–leads to a spiritual transformation that intelligently arises on its own.What Is a Spiritual Awakening?So please use my definition to help you understand this and many… [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]

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]

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]

Healing from Illusions and Attachments

People commonly only think about healing in regards to abuse and trauma, but there are much deeper wounds than those. Below are three more important levels of healing.There is healing wounds from upsetting experiences like a bad divorce, losing a job, and so forth.There is healing wounds from common issues like needing to be attractive, fearing loneliness, desiring success, feeling worthless, and more.And there is healing… [Read Entire Story]

The Cage

From time to time, I switch up what I post on this blog, and for today, I felt like sharing a little fictional poetry.If you're looking for my usual deep-dive style blog posts, you can check the link below or one of the many spiritual awakening posts in the awakening [Read Entire Story]

3 Refreshed Spiritual Awakening Blog Posts

I’ve been writing this blog for more than 9 years, so occasionally, I go back to some older posts to refresh them, syncing them up with my current way of discussing the spiritual path.Here are 3 posts that have had a refresh. Enjoy!What Is a Spiritual Awakening?Assigning Your Pain to Another5 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening [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]

Webinar: Spiritual Awakening and New Sensitivities

As people awaken or generally shift on their spiritual paths, they often have new sensitivities to life. In truth, this is part of the un-numbing and re-sensitization process. People have been so numb and out of touch with themselves that they can barely feel. If this is your general state of living, then that lack of sensitivity becomes "normal…. [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 Sound Bites: Alive and Natural Relationships

For the next couple of months, I’ll be scaling back the length of my posts into these short spiritual sound bites. I’m focusing most of my writing energy on writing a second book, so for the time being, I hope you enjoy the plethora of spiritual awakening posts that are already on this site as well as these quick spiritual thoughts.Alive … [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]

How to De-energize Old Pain With Relaxation

I will start by simply saying that using relaxation to release issues is not a new idea. I'm not the only one who talks about it, and I've already talked about it in a number of different ways in past posts like these two:Dissolving Issues With AwarenessHow to Find and Release Physical Pain During a Spiritual AwakeningFurthermore, I want to be clear that having awakened spiritually is not a prerequisite to using your awareness to dissolve issues. Any one of you can do this.When we look at an issue or old pain with awareness, we are taking our energy away from it. We relax to make space for something to… [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]

The Unwanted Awakening: Denying Your Self and Your Love

Spiritual awakening is always a surprise. As many of you already know, I speak of awakening as the spontaneous shift from unconsciousness to consciousness. But the light of awareness doesn't mean that we are free from all unconsciousness. Instead, that light allows us to see unconsciousness. It allows us to have a perspective and discern the difference between unconsciousness and consciousness that may have been totally invisible before.What Is … [Read Entire Story]

Finding Alignment With Life

One of our newest and most popular spiritual terms is "alignment." People are trying to find alignment with life, with relationships, with jobs, and other things. It sounds like a pretty difficult thing to do if you listen to some of the ways people are talking about it. But alignment isn't a difficult thing. Finding alignment with any moment is a process that isn't a process. It's a letting go of ideas and beliefs about how some thing should be … [Read Entire Story]

The Uncomfortable Truth About Being Open-Hearted

The uncomfortable truth about being open-hearted means that you accept all of your emotions.When you read that on this spiritual awakening website, you're probably not that impressed. You may think, "Well, yeah. The heart is open. It lets everything come and go. Sure. What's the big deal?"Let me say this again.The uncomfortable truth about being open-hearted means that you accept ALL of your emotions.All of them. No emotion is left out. Cranky, crabby, scared, tired, bored, … [Read Entire Story]