Beautiful Sleepwalkers

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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 more

I Am the Teaching

An illustration of the inseparability of process and manifestation. Well, if I didn’t lose you already with that mouthful of a heading, let me share… Read more

Spiritual Awakening and Depression

Many people talk about experiencing a deep and oppressive depression, either just prior to or after spiritual awakening. Are enlightenment and depression connected? I’ve read… Read more

Q&A

You guys ask the greatest questions.
Check out the Reader Dialogues.

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Awakening Q&A: Who Wants To Know?

Questions and answers about the changes that occur after sudden enlightenment. Q: You wrote that having one’s consciousness up above your head is normal and is happening for a reason. Would you be able to elaborate a little? is it simply part of the process of realising that one is… Read more

Q&A: The Door That Death Opens

“Is there a word halfway between hello and goodbye? Because that’s the word my soul is trying to say.” ~ Jarod Kintz   A reader recently lost a loved one, and sent me the following question: Q:  I think a lot about my dad, the sadness that comes with time… Read more

The Martial Art of Managing Bipolar Disorder

Q: “To effectively manage their condition, they need to vigilantly watch their thoughts, examine their thoughts, and challenge the reality of their thoughts and the emotions that follow. It’s imperative..It’s absolutely a martial art” : this deeply resonates with me but how do I establish this vigilance/form a container for living… Read more

Reality Check: People IRL

Why is the reality of dealing with individual people in real life so different than how we feel about people in general? That love is real, and is amazing. But when you are dealing with a person, specifically, you are dealing mostly with the friction of your persona on their… Read more

Survival Guide

“I’ve seen through the illusion of self. Now what?”
Exactly. How do you live after spiritual enlightenment?
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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. In a conversation I was having with a reader on the role the mind plays in what and when we eat, he recounted a story… Read more

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 awoke to her true nature, she awoke into pristine clarity, and henceforth she lived happily ever after.”  Or so the brochure goes. And when you… Read more

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 it can feel like a handicap. Like you’ve been debilitated in some way. But think of it this way: if you went from riding a bicycle… Read more

Sex & Kundalini

What is sex like for spiritually enlightened people?
Different.

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Enlightenment: Sex, Desire & 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 more

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!… Read more

Does Eating Food Affect the Process of Kundalini or Spiritual Awakening?

Here’s a question from a reader about the effect of eating, or not eating, on the flow of Kundalini and the spiritual process. Q: Diet… Read more

Siddhis

What kind of powers do you gain after spiritual enlightenment?
You call these…powers? It’s mostly just a freaky out of control pain in the /ass/. At least, until you get it under control. 

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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 awakened state, it surely never included such funky bodily experiences.  Or if there were funky experiences, they would have more of a celestial quality and… Read more

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 a time, where he assisted in cataloging and translating their extensive library. He often photocopied teachings he thought I would find interesting, and among these… Read more

What’s That 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. The Hum This is the constant sound at the… Read more