Beautiful Sleepwalkers

Beautiful Sleepwalkers Series

What’s the Point of Lucid Dreaming?

e seeking or avoiding boredom in dreams. But it’s really telling, that combo. Pleasure seeking and avoiding boredom. What does that mean to you?

Why Am I Still Not Enlightened?

What do you need to do, accomplish, attain or let go of before you can become enlightened? I am fascinated by the belief systems that…

The Door That Death Opens

A reader asks a poignant question about life, love and death after losing his father. Life and death are bound together. You can easily grasp…

The Dream Within the Dream

Is there any point to telling dreamers that they are dreaming? I get the call around 2am and rush to put some clothes on, trying…

Avoiding People and Social Interactions

All at once, I saw people all-through-time, I saw them as glowing balls of light, I saw them riddled with parasitic attachments, I saw them…

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…

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.…

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…

Getting Back to Zero

How to connect with spirituality directly. Something I’ve noticed over the years of communicating with spiritual people is how crowded their minds become with the…

The Difference Between Enlightenment and Having Spiritual Experiences

So far I’ve spoken pretty much exclusively about having, surviving and integrating radical spiritual experiences and not so much about enlightenment. Let’s talk a little…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Coping with the strange effects of spiritual awakening or Kundalini blowout

Here’s a reader Q&A about coping with sudden changes in energy, perception and so called “psychic” abilities following a Kundalini event. We discuss fatigue, 360°…

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…

Happy Pizza & the Meaning of Everything

Lifting the veil and coming back empty handed. There used to be an infamous pizza joint in Phnom Penh called Happy Pizza. Who knows how the…

Am I Wasting My Potential?

Let’s explore this potent question of living up to, or wasting, one’s potential. Once we get that out of the way, we can actually get…

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…

Dead or Alive?

From which point are you asking questions? Are your questions living or dead? Questions that come from the mind are dead questions. It doesn’t mean…

Surrender vs Resignation

Deprogramming is not about improving one’s life. It’s about being oneself, within one’s life. It’s being the author of one’s life, within the parameters of…

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…

Figuring Out Who is Enlightened and Who is Not and How to Become Enlightened

It’s totally normal for you to try to accredit the awakened status of various people who claim to be awakened. From my perspective, this is…

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,…

Seeking Enlightenment in Lieu of Getting Yourself in Hand

Are you using spirituality and the search for enlightenment as an excuse not to fix your mental, emotional, relational and financial problems? The experience of…

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…