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 course, you couldn't tell because I'm all masked up. The pandemic chaos is creating the most powerful energetic ground to make deep, fundamental changes in our lives. To move the immovable. To change the immutable. In a sense, to establish a new incarnation in the same body. 

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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 take you, or you can practice mastery.

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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 the signature of a recluse, then that is what you are. There are no Pros and Cons or should I be or it would be easier or why don’t I just…

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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, that suffering is inherent in life, and all he wants to do is get to that state we call Nirvana. How do we approach this duality of Real/Unreal and Existence/Nirvana? Let's look.

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The Truth About Parenting (and about 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 about our kids, but about ourselves -- how we process our own childhood experience, our unconscious beliefs about our childhoods. 

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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 really moving again in some way. Relationship is on the line right now with me holding back on sex.

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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 it wouldn't budge. It clung tight to my body like I was a plastic wrapped papaya. Then something even weirder happened. I started feeling and sensing these "burrs" sticking to my body. They were around 10-12 inches long and shaped like lozenges.

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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 nothing we were talking about as we walked along the beach could have possibly precipitated the sudden Trump Is The Man monologue that seemingly came to life out of nowhere. I think we were actually discussing ice cream. 

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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 wet rag, until the last possible drop is squeezed out. Whether it's the shattering impact of sudden trauma or a long, grinding away, like being slowly but surely overtaken by a glacier -- heartbreak happens.

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