Beautiful Sleepwalkers

Beautiful Sleepwalkers Series

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

Dreaming You Are Asleep

Reframing one’s understanding of experience.In my early twenties, I used to suffer from occasional insomnia. Normally I slept very well, but once in a while… READ >>

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 those who suffer a… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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

Charlatans, damn charlatans. How does one become enlightened? It’s totally normal for you to try to accredit the awakened status of various people who claim… READ >>

What’s the Point of Lucid Dreaming?

I have been exclusively lucid dreaming for a decade, and I almost never seek to control or change my dreams, even if they are boring… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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°… READ >>

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… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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… READ >>

Recommendations: One More Bump Should Do The Trick

People often contact me asking for recommendations on spiritual books, workshops or practices after having a significant spiritual experience. Full awakening is life altering. Seeing… READ >>

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… READ >>

Avoiding People and Social Interactions

Do you feel so little common ground with people and society that you’d rather just withdraw and not bother? You are still not awake, but… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

Fist Full of Dollars

I don’t do spiritual practices in order to have specific experiences. I find that the process has its own momentum and I don’t need to… READ >>

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