Beautiful Sleepwalkers

Beautiful Sleepwalkers Series

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Reader Q&A: No Longer Able to Function In Life

A total life collapse after spiritual awakening. Let’s explore energetic overwhelm, spiritual awakening vs spiritual experiences, destructive Kundalini, how to re-establish energetic boundaries and mental…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Iguanas on the beach.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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What’s the Point of Lucid Dreaming?

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

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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.…

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Why Should You Believe Me?

Spiritual teachers say a lot of conflicting things. How do we know what is true? This is such an important question. Leaving the issue of…

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Spiritual Enlightenment: A Cure For Mental Illness?

Many people who are spiritual seekers have mental health issues. Some are aware of this, have been diagnosed and are either in or out of…

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Peerless Series

Fundamentals Are you at the mercy of your thoughts, emotions and programming? The Peerless Series is a beginners course that covers the basics of cultivating…

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Private Consults

Private Consultation There are times when getting insight, strategy and support from someone you trust makes all the difference between going around in circles or…

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Mastery Series

Mastery Series Are you serious about mastering your mind?  I’ll give you the tools, perspectives and techniques to stop being a passenger and get in…