Amara Strand Blog

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Dropping Into The Void

Investigating the nature of reality. Reality, or the manifested world, pops in and out of existence. It’s kind of like a sine wave — above…

Woman sitting on a chair in water.

The Emperor Who Forgot

Yang energy moving outward conquering organizing pushing through using one’s own resources Bring all outgoing forces to the Heart and let them rest there

Light streaming through the water.

Understanding Intuition

A sober take on Inner Guidance. Intuition, inner guidance, inner knowing — how do we understand, develop and use this ability?  How do you experience…

Young girl holding a sword.

Audio Spell: Cutting Etheric Cords

A sumptuous waterfall of sound, intricately woven into an Audio Spell to remove emotional attachments and cut energetic cords. Breathe and relax into emotional freedom,…

Temple under streaming light in a cave.

Meeting Your Destiny

Some of us do the deepest work in our dreams. Who are these characters in our dreams, and what are they telling us?  Sometimes we…

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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…

Dog wearing glasses looking at a laptop.

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…

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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…

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…

past life intrusion

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: 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.”

Feeling Something Isn’t Quite Right | Post Awakening Limbo

Limbo Lounge: installment 2. Let’s introduce the feeling that things are not quite right. Are you supposed to do something else?

Are You Living in a Spiritually Induced Limbo?

First in a series of video explorations of post awakening limbo experiences.

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…

should I become a spiritual hermit?

To Hermit or Not to Hermit

Feeling the urge to retreat from the human fray into a spiritual hermitage? Being a hermit is not a reaction to anything. If you have…

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,…

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…

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…

How can I cope with the pain of life

How To Cope With The Pain of Life

The world is going to break your heart. To pieces. Or maybe it will feel more like having your heart slowly wrung out, like a…

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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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…

does childhood trauma damage your soul

Spirituality, Meditation, Psychology and the Effects of Child Abuse

Does being abused as a child damage your soul? Is it possible that the current received wisdom of psychology is incorrect? I don’t think of…

motivation and forgiveness

Forgive yourself…in advance

Moving from insight to consistent action isn’t easy. Want to change your life, work on a project, create something? You’re going to need more than…

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…

It's not too late to learn life skills your parents didn't teach you

Learn life skills your parents didn’t or couldn’t teach you

Ready to deprogram destructive patterns you learned growing up? Great, but that’s only half of it. It’s your choice, and also your responsibility. That’s a…

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…

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…

Mastering the mind

Deprogramming Childhood Survival Programs

Dealing with “duality” persona programs. One is created in early childhood and the second is created when you are older, maybe even a young adult,…

cultivating growth mindset

How did we get so stuck?

Keeping the growth mindset throughout your life. The societal demand to answer the question “who are you” leads to self-image fixation. If you switch from…

Mental chatter and deprogramming

Mental Chatter is the Mind’s Default Mode

There are parts of your brain that register and process various types of experience, and another that narrates it. In default mode, they activate almost…

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Negative Self Talk: The Inner Dialogue

Is your inner talk show host a bully, critic, heckler, naysayer, worrier, doom monger, hysteric? What’s playing in that pretty head of yours? One of…

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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The Power of No

It’s the perfect time of year to practice saying no. Not an apologetic no, the one where you have to qualify and explain and justify…

Top of Buddha's head.

The Neurological Effects of Being Ultra Sensory

Learning how to live Ultra Sensory takes some effort and finesse. The need for awareness and mastery with things like boundaries, recognizing what does not…

Dark view of tunnel.

How to manage being overwhelmed by thought loops

What to do when you go from one thought loop to another? How to deal with the sheer number of these programs? Getting an accurate…

Bush with the word breathe.

Learn to navigate your mind intentionally

How to interrupt thought loops and take control over your own mind. Still want to stay in Default Mode or are you ready for an…

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Developing Agency: becoming someone you can trust

You need to develop personal accountability if you are ever going to trust yourself. One of the ways we give up authorship and sovereignty is…

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…

Meditating gnome master

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°…

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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…

Person looking through a hole.

Observation: your greatest ally

Should. The word seems innocuous enough, but when you find yourself using it in the context of your spiritual work, it’s a cue to stop…

Are people in your life figments of your imagination?

Do you experience a surreal feeling that you are dreaming the people in your life…that they are reflections of yourself? This is not a mental…

Asian statue.

Kundalini Blowout

A reader shares a particularly harrowing fallout from her Kundalini awakening. “I totally lost my touch with reality (saw entities, visited another dimensions, went to…

Hedge maze.

Falling Out of Life

All of Limbo Land has higher gravity than we are used to. But this particular level, Abandoned by God, has some other peculiar forces in…

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…

Vintage compass.

The omni-directionality of now

The ripple effect: what you do now affects the past, not just the future. We are going to dip our toes into the weirdness of…

Buddhist painting.

Which Limbo?

Spiritual Limbo may seem like one thing, but whenever you express yourself in these questions, I see so many aspects all bundled together. This may…

Buddhist art.

Prime Directive

Until you are in persistent alignment with your authentic being, any entity or control program can use the word “I” when speaking on your channel…

Living a Thousand Lives

You choose to be here now, which is evident, since you ARE here now. So be here, fully and with joy, and simply add to…

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…

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,…

Room filled with furniture.

Everything Must Go!

Yes, I hear you. You’ve got stuff you need to think about. Work issues, practical issues, it’s not all just emotional stuff rattling around in…

Reflection in eyeglasses.

Feeling Guilty About Things Other People Do

So, there are several different components to this bit of programming that you’ll want to investigate further and become aware of. This is a pattern…

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Bombardment Tactics

What happens when the Programs fight back? Imagine you are playing tennis with the Programs. You’ve got a nice volley going—they hit the ball to…

Hand under water.

Continuing in the Face of Discouragement

I gather, guard and transmit my power, my essence, my signature. It’s really quite effortless and natural at this point, but can you even imagine…

Woman combing hair.

Under The Hood: Perfection

Do you have the Perfectionism Program constantly running in the background of your Operating System? Do you keep adjusting your behavior to satisfy its demands?…

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…

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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…

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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…

Cat yawning.

Don’t Let The Kriyas Get You Down

If you are undergoing sudden spiritual enlightenment, don’t be alarmed if you start making sounds, chanting, singing and doing odd postures.  It’s called krias, baby!…

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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Vision and Prophecy

They may be new to you, or your prior abilities may have been nitro-enhanced by your Third Eye upgrade. Whatever the case, you may be…

Kitten sleeping.

Relaxing into the Paradox

All of your so called waking hours, the mental apparatus is arranging and rearranging the furniture, so to speak, to create your unique experience of…

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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…

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…

Pink clouds.

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.

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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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After Spiritual Awakening I Don’t Recognize Myself in the Mirror

About six months after the Big Bang, Triple Rainbow spiritual enlightenment I found myself in a Paris holiday flat looking into the mirror at someone…

Man walking on the subway.

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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Choosing Your Perspective

This is part of a conversation I’ve been having with a reader. He’s been going through a lot, and his symptoms are ones many of…

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Post Awakening: What am I Doing Here?

The persona, or what is popularly called the Ego, is limiting, to be sure. But damned if it doesn’t have its uses! After spiritual enlightenment,…

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The Path of Integration: Why Are People Reacting Strangely to Me

After spiritual awakening, you may notice that people treat you differently. And not just people close to you, but people you’ve only just met or…

A bridge in the mist.

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…

Full moon in clouds.

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…

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Format Your Hard Drive: Brain Hemispheres Go Offline

Spiritual awakening can bring on a major reformatting of your brain, a bit like wiping a hard drive. It’s not uncommon to hear people speak…

Fish swimming.

The Source of Love

From the moment I awoke, and every minute after, I’ve sensed this incredible love pervading everything, from the discarded chewing gum on the sidewalk to…

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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…

Welcome to My Afterlife

I feel like I’m dead. Like I’ve died and now I am a ghost, haunting my former life. My house is my own mausoleum, complete…

Abstract lights.

Enlightened Ultra Sight Or Blindness?

If ever I imagined the awakened state, it surely never included such funky bodily experiences. Or if there were funky experiences, they would have more…

Hand under water.

Losing Your Trajectory

A sudden and profound spiritual awakening can knock you clean out of the life you knew. Whether you have really shifted permanently into an awakened…

People at a concert.

Me, and My Imaginary Friends

For the first couple of years, all the people in my life, the ones close to me and the ones I met casually at the…

Lighthouse glowing.

Feel the Heat of My Wushu

After spiritual awakening, people may be affected by your energy field in unexpected ways. You become a conduit of some kind of primordial energy flow.…

Lovers under an umbrella.

Unconditional Love

What is it? How do I get some? I had a vision the other day. It was so powerful that it kind of knocked me…

A bird.

They May Not {they do not} Understand You

Hands up, who here is enlightened? You? Okay, good. This is for you, then. Pull up a chair and let’s talk. Have you noticed that…

Woman meditating on the beach.

What Would the World be Like if Everyone Was Enlightened?

With so many people striving toward enlightenment, what would happen if one morning we all woke up enlightened? It’s such a funny thing to contemplate.…

Lightning in clouds.

Confessions of a Geosensitive

Siddhis From Hell. One of the many bizarre changes I went through after spiritual awakening was becoming exquisitely, excruciatingly sensitive to seismic activity. A pressure…

what to do when you lose your motivation

How to Deal with Losing Your Motivation

Welcome to the elite group of moody, anti-social, unmotivated enlightened people! Congrats! Some people experience a profound loss of motivation, and lose the desire and ability…

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Sayonara, Samsara. I’m Going Home

After awakening, you may feel you don’t belong here. People are fumbling around, sleepwalking. Avarice and manipulation are hardwired into our institutions. Perhaps you only get…

Woman in hotel room looking out the window.

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…

Dock going out into the water.

Before Enlightenment, The Invitation

There were things happened along the way, though for me this never felt like a gradual process. I was asleep one moment and awake another.…

Water drop.

I Am the Teaching

An illustration of the inseparability of process and manifestation. Prior to awakening, I had the most vivid and extraordinary dream. In this dream, I realized…

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…

Sign on road that reads: blow your horn.

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…

Boys playing in water.

Lighten Up: Emotions

One thing that happened when I awoke is that my heart emptied out. That sounds terrible, doesn’t it? As if my heart became hollow. That…

Man walking with neon happy face.

Karma Accelerator

What happens to karma after spiritual enlightenment? After enlightenment, my karma unwound with breathtaking speed. I also noticed that I catalyzed the karma of those…

Neon sign that reads: hurt me.

Bad Behavior: When People Try to Harm You

Losing your persona may mean losing your status as a person. It can be like having your citizenship revoked, only for the whole human race.…

Woman smoking in the bath.

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…

Hummingbird in the air.

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…

Woman looking out at the ocean.

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…

Bat ray swimming.

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…

Crocus flowers.

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…

Dew on a spider web.

Inquisitive vs Acquisitive: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

The mind is not your enemy, unless its actions and mechanisms remain unexamined. Becoming intimately familiar with the levels, processes and different modes of functioning…

Incense burning outside.

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…

Neon sign that reads: this is the sign you've been looking for.

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…

Bird flying over the ocean.

Fledgling Fascination with the No Self

Post Enlightenment Survival Guide Get over your {no} self! Let’s face it, apprehending that you are not a Self and that the Self you always…

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How to Engage in Life Again

After spiritual awakening, you may spend some time in the Hermit’s Cave. If it’s been a long time, you may be asking…how can I have…

Guardian Angels: Saving Lives, Sometimes

An ancient man, sun darkened from laboring in the rice paddies, wrinkled and wearing an old fashioned sarong, crossed the road to see if I…

Man folding his hands over his face.

How to Avoid Negative Thoughts and Emotions

“After doing all this spiritual work, why am I still not able to stay positive? Sometimes I feel love, forgiveness, compassion toward people (and toward…

Roll of paper tickets.

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…

Crystal balls hanging.

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…

Man standing outdoors.

Lessons From Day Trading: Dealing With Thought Loops

What can day trading teach you about mastering your mind? People assume my ability to master thoughts and emotions is a byproduct of spiritual enlightenment.

Fern branches.

Reclaim Your Mind and Emotions From Thought Loops

Compulsive thought loops are so pervasive that we believe they are a normal part of being human. While they are common, they are definitely not…

Reflection of tree in water.

It’s Just a Phase

How not to end up in a spiritual niche or dead end after spiritual awakening. Whatever your perspective of the moment, it’s just a phase,…

Ocean waves.

Thought Loops: Self Regulation Starts With Your Thoughts

Self regulation is not the same as self control, will power or discipline. Thought loops prevent you from exercising your own agency in life, and…

Boredom and distraction on the spiritual path

Most people have no idea how their minds actually work. If you aren’t using your mind intentionally, something else will use it for you. When…

Sign that reads: please don't try to sleep here.

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…

Spider in a web.

Deprogramming is Possible

Are you ready to update your mental default programming? I think what’s hard is not knowing where to apply ourselves…spending our energy in places where…

Light reflected in tunnel.

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…

View of buildings through window.

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.…

View of hills from a train.

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?

Flower.

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.…

Light in the night sky.

Chariot

I’m pretty much in a constant state of amazement, astonishment. Everything is real/not real. Just throughout the day, I’m fuqing astonished at…I don’t know….my curtains,…

Person under an umbrella in the rain.

Can Enlightened People Act Immorally?

Enlightenment has naught to do with morality or ethical concerns. Nothing. Moreover, unless you are already an extremely grounded and wise person, enlightenment can make…

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…

Sunflowers.

What’s Your Ratio? Spiritual Consumption vs Practice

Are you serious about spiritual evolution, personal growth, deprogramming the mind, mastering your thoughts, emotions and focus? This bad habit may be holding you back.

Hot air balloons in the sky.

Working With Your Flaws Like a Pro

Tips on how to deal with your faults, failings and negative behaviors. How to handle the things you really don’t like about yourself. Developing relentless…

Disco balls.

Drama Addict

Why do I keep getting drawn into other people’s drama and conflict when I’m working on inner peace and tranquility? Are you a drama addict?…

Woman in hotel room looking out the window.

Compassion: What is it?

We’re continuing on the theme of greeting yourself with open, friendly curiosity. This time, we approach it from the perspective of compassion. Compassion means something…

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What’s You and Not You

Today let’s investigate what’s you, and what’s not you. What’s yours and what’s not yours. These are topics we work on at length in the…

Reflection of a bird and cloud in a mirror.

Center of Awareness

Are you on or off your throne? Your consciousness has a location and it matters where it is. Where are you? In any given moment,…

Person looking through a hole.

Pointless: When Life Loses All Meaning

Sudden spiritual awakening can be followed by a profound lack of motivation and the feeling that life is meaningless. How do we navigate this? When…

Buddhist mandala painting.

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…

Mural of person's head with art.

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…