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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’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…

The Bodhisattva’s Guide to Dealing With Trump Supporters

I’ve been friends with Doug since I was 18, and he knows I am totally apolitical. I’ve never discussed politics, never cared to and absolutely…

Sudden spiritual enlightenment — are you kidding?

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

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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…

Dream Yoga: Remaining Conscious During Sleep

The effects of doing dream yoga after spiritual awakening can be fruitful…and strange. My late husband lived in a Tibetan Bonpo monastery for months at…

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…

The New Powerful You: Mastering Your Upgrade

“You call this an upgrade?” Yeah, I feel you. Sometimes it can feel like a handicap. Like you’ve been debilitated in some way. But think…

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…

Relationships After Enlightenment

I was alone in the woods on a summer night, when suddenly, I woke up. Instantly, spectacularly, and completely out of the blue. On the…

Still Asleep?

Spiritual Seekers Series: Deep Dream Diving with Beautiful Sleepwalkers. 

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What’s The Endgame?

Today we talk about the swag bag of enlightenment. And what happens when your bag is empty. Why does it seem that your spiritual quest…

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Would you rather be spiritual or awake? Becoming spiritual is something separate from waking up. Becoming spiritual definitely has methods, teachings, progress. It has its…

Reality Check: People In Real Life

Why is the reality of dealing with individual people in real life so different than how we feel about people in general? That impersonal love…

Sage Advice

When to seek spiritual advice. I love Nissargadatta, but I wouldn’t take any advice from Nissargadatta about anything other than high level, real deal enlightenment.…

Morning Rituals

Are you serious about transforming your life? I was asked if I have a morning ritual or if I set an intention for the day.…

Dreaming You Are Asleep

Finally, morning came. And why not? Who needs the night to stretch on and one when there isn’t a moment of sleep in it? My…

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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Amara Strand Courses

Peerless Series

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

The Peerless Series covers getting centered, grounded and cultivating personal agency. Take a 15 week journey with me…I’ll give you practical guidance and effective techniques to master your mind & emotions, one lesson at a time.

This is the fundamental beginners series that underpins all intermediate and advanced series.

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Mastery Series

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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