Category: Enlightenment

Strategies for how to live after spiritual awakening. Navigating the pitfalls and peculiar challenges of the post-enlightenment transition.

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 utterly unfamiliar level of consciousness. Some phases turn out not to be phases so much as trajectories that last either a very long time or for the rest of your life.

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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 sleeping and dreaming, so coming out of the dream state and into this waking state is quite a trip. I have no idea who I am or where I am for a while and I come into this waking part the exact same way I come into the dream state.

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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 from an expanded perspective, but it's still scary as hell. Especially since we don't have a lot of practical guidance or encouragement. Where's the users manual for this?

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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 would present you two images: your brain, and your brain on enlightenment. The first thing I noticed was that all discursive thought disappeared. When this happened, so did time.

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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 temporarily lose your ability to read. Have any of you experienced an inability to read after your awakening?  The first time it happened to me was in a restaurant.

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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, you may be surprised by all the sound effects that arise from your newly expanded awareness.

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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 Bliss all the time.  I was fortunate to own my own business and work from home, so being blissed out was not so much of a problem, though I'm sure it was a little weird for my family.

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