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Being Human: Are you Pro or Amateur?

Are you still operating from your mind’s default mode? Your mind isn’t the enemy. It’s just a tool you haven’t learned to use. Being human isn’t a hobby, it’s a vocation.

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Reader Q&A: I Need To Break My Internet Addiction

Whether it’s news or cat videos, you may find you just can’t stop. Are you addicted to the internet?  Let’s step into our reader’s experience…

Reader Q&A: I’m Having Trouble Turning My Passions into a Business

“I’m really interested in doing things. On the other hand, when it comes to translate an activity in a business idea. I’m stuck.”

The Covid Pandemic is an Opportunity for Massive Personal and Spiritual Growth

I’m in lockdown. Coronavirus has completely unwoven the fabric of my life. So why am I so damn excited? Grinning from ear to ear. Of…

Confusing Spiritual Awakening with Self Improvement

Have you ever wondered if getting rid of all your mental programming would result in the ability to see reality directly, and unfiltered? Would it…

Managing Emotional Intensity in a Crisis

The unfolding covid-19 crisis, racial tensions and financial uncertainty is flooding us with personal and ambient emotional intensity. You can go where those rushing emotions…

The Truth About Parenting, Childhood Wounds & Growing Up

Whether you’re a parent or not, this is important for everyone. A lot of the issues that come up in parenting are really not even…

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Sudden spiritual enlightenment

How to cope with sudden spiritual awakening. Because it’s not all rainbows and samadhi pie.

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Physical Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening: What Happens to the Body After Enlightenment?

Who knew spiritual enlightenment would be so physical? The body can also go through massive changes and when that happens, you can experience some really…

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Checking in or checking out?

How to jump back in the petri dish of humankind. Like many people who wake up, I went through many phases of working within this…

Mermaid on beach.

A day in a life

What’s life like after spiritual enlightenment? I woke up in my house in the woods and by the sea, before dawn. I am conscious whilst…

Mandala lights.

Fear In Transition

Blast! Awakening is amazing and powerful and all that. And maybe for some people everything falls into place perfectly when they awaken. Everything is okay…

Reflection of woman in water.

Enlightenment, Desire, Sex & Time

Sudden enlightenment has taught me a lot about how the desire-mind governs our sexual desire through the perception of time. If I could draw, I…

Empty gondola in the sky.

Shifting The Location of Consciousness

Where do you experience the seat of your consciousness? If you are undergoing changes brought on by a sudden spiritual awakening, this may shift to…

Neon words.

Reading And Enlightenment

Sudden enlightenment can bring on a cascade of potentially disturbing phenomena.  Your brain may not work the way it used to.  For instance, you may…

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Spiritual Enlightenment and Sound

Who knew that sudden spiritual awakening would have its own soundtrack? If you’re one of the growing number of people who experience sudden spiritual enlightenment,…

Woman dancing in the street.

Bliss vs Ecstasy (and when to put the knife down)

Every awakening emerges in its own peculiar way.  Some of you will slip in and out of Bliss, some will pretty much be engulfed in…

Flamingo reflection in water.

Sex After Enlightenment: Reversal Of Energy

Does this sound really cool? Well, I won’t lie. It is. And it’s also very disturbing if you don’t know what is going on. It…

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What to do When People Start to Worship You

You’re newly awakened and the people around you can really feel it. They have “spiritual experiences” in your presence. They perceive the light of Source…

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Bittersweet: Living at the Intersection of Joy and Pain

Those who have described living in the spiritually awakened state as suffused with indescribable love, beauty and joy only told you half the story.

Still Asleep?

Spiritual Seekers Series: Deep Dream Diving with Beautiful Sleepwalkers.

After the illusion of self reader Q&A. Woman walking on the beach with reflection.

Reader Q&A: How to Live and Love After Losing Your Sense of Self

In this Reader Q&A we look at the struggle to find joy and engagement in daily life without a sense of self, without purpose or…

If the world isn’t real, why should I stay?

Reader Q&A. If you’ve got a ticket to Nirvana, why should you stick around ’till the curtain closes? A reader observes that people are unreal,…

Spirituality is making me poor

Getting to the root of a spiritual crisis

Spirituality can fuq you up. Spiritual pursuit, meditation and practices can illuminate a few corridors, while leaving you blind to everything else. Sometimes spirituality is…

Get a Grip: Life, Sex and Relationships After Kundalini Awakening

After a Kundalini activation you might find people reacting to you in the most unusual ways. If you find your energy has become a bit…

Buddha statue with golden hair.

Will enlightenment make you happy?

Enlightenment does not happen to improve life. To an unenlightened person who is inclined toward happiness, life can be glorious. To people who tend toward…

Doorways in a temple.

Recommendations: One More Bump Should Do The Trick

Full awakening is life altering. Seeing through the illusion of self is life altering. If you are looking for more practices, books, retreats and methods…

Buddhist art.

Fist Full of Dollars

One tends to chase after experiences such as bliss and oneness with what we will, for convenience, call God. But these experiences come and go,…

Two foxes fighting.

Inner Dialogue vs Outer Diaologue

Normal is not the same as sane. What makes you different from the crazy homeless lady, dressed in rags, talking nonsense day after day? She’s…

Woman drinking coffee.

Demystification of Enlightenment

When a secular person goes through an intense enlightenment process, it is natural to look around and try to find others who have gone through…

Ultra Sensory Chronicles

Psycho or Psychic? Is there any way to have a sane, sensible convo about being Ultra Sensory? Some of us are born this way and sometimes spiritual awakening kicks everything into high gear. Always interesting, but not always a good time.

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Guided Meditation Draw in Wealth and Upgrade DNA for Health and Youth

Money MEDITATION + Physical Regeneration

A hypnotic, layered meditation audio spell for drawing wealth, health, and rejuvenation.  Well, those are the top notes to keep your mind busy while we…

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When Past Lives & Parallel Lives Break Through Your Reality

How can your past life or parallel universe self affect you?  We look at two ways your past and parallel reality lives can connect with…

Reader Q&A: Sex After Kundalini Awakening

Will having sex after Kundalini awakening cause further activation? While I’m interested in having sex with my husband, I’m terrified that it will get things…

Ultra Sensory: How My Body Perceives and Reacts to Lightning

I can’t really describe what it feels like to have your energy sphere collapse. I tried to bring it up again, fortify my boundary, but…

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Ultra Sensory Q&A: “I’m suddenly seeing light and patterns I never saw before”

A reader writes: “Lately I have been seeing things that I didn’t see before. Vibrating/moving/cascading light in surfaces and atmosphere. It all started about a…

Siddhis: Psychic Telepathic Communication Through Touch

Life after sudden spiritual awakening: So, you’re already dealing with sudden spiritual awakening…that’s weird enough, right? But some of you will also gain psychic abilities…

Remote Viewing and Mental Blind Spots

Remote Viewing is a skill you can learn. Some people have an innate talent for it, but even if they do, they still need to…

Incoming! How to Live with Extrasensory Perception: How I Handle Ultra Sensory Downloads From Clients

Being psychic can take a physical toll. Here’s some advice about managing psychic downloads. When you’re Ultra Sensory, you have to learn to be smart…

Sigil Magic

Ultra Sensory Woo Experiment #1: Sigil Magic

I’ve imbued these glyphs with special sauce. If you’re game I’d like you to meditate on them, with them, or however you prefer. Print them…

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Peerless Series

Are you at the mercy of your thoughts, emotions and programming?

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I’ll give you the tools, perspectives and techniques to stop being a passenger and get in the driver’s seat.

Weekly audio lessons cover a range of topics, from mood management, attitude adjustment, getting the upper hand with thought loops, meditations to remove deep programming, busting out of cherished ruts and more.

If you haven’t taken the Peerless Series, I recommend you do because you’ll have a solid foundation for this course, but it’s not required.

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