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?  A lot is made of the changes we go through during enlightenment, and even sometimes when we… 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

I know what you mean about needing to withdraw from being the center of all that energy and attention for a while. And I know… READ >>

Enlightenment, Desire, Sex & Time

Ever wonder what post enlightenment sex is like?  Concepts like Brahmacharya now make perfect sense, but not as a struggle against sex or desire. Sudden… 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)

How’s that Bliss working out for you? Every awakening emerges in its own peculiar way.  Some of you will slip in and out of Bliss,… READ >>

Sex After Enlightenment: Reversal Of Energy

I don’t know about you, but my wood chopping and water carrying days were pretty much completed a couple incarnations ago. This site will stick to… 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. “Jane… 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

Reader Q&A 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… 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

If you think this is going to be inspiring or uplifting, think again. I kind of got you on the title, didn’t I? You would… READ >>

The New Powerful You: Mastering Your Upgrade

Mastering your focus is critical. Slackers will either crash and burn or be stranded.   “You call this an upgrade?” Yeah, I feel you. Sometimes… READ >>

Enlightened Ultra Sight Or Blindness?

Not another Matrix moment! What happens when your vision switches to seeing the very essence or code of manifested phenomena? If ever I imagined the… READ >>

Losing Your Trajectory

A sudden and profound spiritual awakening can knock you clean out of the life you knew. Many people who contact me after an abrupt spiritual… READ >>

Me, and My Imaginary Friends

After spiritual awakening, the people in your life can suddenly seem like a cast of fictional characters.   This post is inspired by a reader… READ >>

Feel the Heat of My Wushu

Now that you’ve awakened, do you find that people are having spiritual experiences in your presence? After spiritual awakening, people may be affected by your… READ >>

They May Not {they do not} Understand You

And yet we keep talking. Why bother? Hands up, who here is enlightened? You? Okay, good. This is for you, then. Pull up a chair… READ >>

What Would the World be Like if Everyone Was Enlightened?

Would it be heaven or hell, or just freaking boring? With so many people striving toward enlightenment, what would happen if one morning we all… READ >>

Sayonara, Samsara. I’m Going Home

Going, going, gone. Counting the seconds to the end of rebirth. “Hell is other people.”    -Sartre Suffering, pain and an appalling level of brutality… READ >>

Before Enlightenment, The Invitation

People have asked me what led me to seek enlightenment and if there were any indications along the way that I was heading to that… 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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