Sudden Enlightenment Survival Guide

Surviving Sudden Spiritual Enlightenment

Strategies for how to live after spiritual awakening. Navigating the pitfalls and peculiar challenges of the post-enlightenment transition. What’s sex like after awakening? How does spiritual enlightenment alter relationships, family, career and financial prospects?  What do you do if you find yourself in a spiritual Limbo? How to deal with a sudden and profound lack of any sense of self, motivation or context.

Practical advice for newly enlightened people who want to know how to engage in life again and not end up a spiritual hermit or guru.

Enlightenment Series

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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,… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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. READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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,… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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… READ >>

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.… READ >>

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… READ >>

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,… READ >>

Chariot

Gorgeous. Yes. Lots of flux and totally batshit crazy. But, beautiful. My supposed personal lifetime Tarot is the Chariot. Who knows…some book I read ages… READ >>

Can Enlightened People Act Immorally?

Is it possible for an enlightened person to do bad things?  There’s a scandal unfolding around a spiritual teacher. People who once revered him are… READ >>

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… READ >>

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