Spiritual Enlightenment: A Cure For Mental Illness?

Many people who are spiritual seekers have mental health issues. Some are aware of this, have been diagnosed and are either in or out of active treatment. Many more, however, do not know that they have mental health issues. They might be aware that they have an addictive personality, or that they suffer from anxiety,…

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Spiritual Limbo: is it time to exit your cave?

Do you feel stuck in limbo? In our recent dialogues we’ve been exploring Limbo Land. I have a feeling we are going to spend a lot of focus on this topic. Perhaps I should dedicate a new series: Limbo Lounge. We start off with the question Why am I here? In Limbo—not asleep, not fully…

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Surviving Child Abuse

Does being abused as a child damage your soul? Is it possible that the current received wisdom of psychology is incorrect? I was adopted as a baby and raised by two very abusive parents. They were abusive in every way, except I was not sexually abused, nor was I neglected. I actually lived a life…

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People Alive Today Who Are Spiritually Enlightened

How many spiritually enlightened people are there? Have you ever wondered this? Many years ago, when I was first enlightened, I wondered it, too. An answer popped into my awareness: 3400. That was over ten years ago. Obviously, most people who are enlightened are completely unknown to the public. Not everyone who is awakened is…

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Feeling Alienated From Your Culture and Traditions

When you live in a homogeneous religious culture, sudden spiritual experiences can leave you out of step with all that you know. A young man in his late teens wrote me from Egypt. He has recently had some very powerful spiritual experiences that have expanded his consciousness, and also left him feeling confused. He suddenly…

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Q&A: How to Deal with Losing Your Motivation

Some people experience a profound loss of motivation, and lose the desire and ability to set goals and accomplish them during or after spiritual awakening. The word at the heart of motivation is motive, which means a reason for doing something, causing or being the reason for something that happens. To have motivation (motive in action)…

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Enlightenment, Fluoride and the Pineal Gland

Is fluoride in your water and toothpaste preventing you from spiritual awakening? No fewer than four people have posed this question to me in the past ten days, so let’s talk about how fluoride might affect spiritual enlightenment. The theory, in short, is thus: The pineal gland enables a person to become spiritually awakened and…

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Why You Should Believe Me

Spiritual teachers say a lot of conflicting things. How do we know what is true? This is such an important question. Leaving the issue of spirituality aside, how do you determine that anything is true? What is the difference between knowledge, belief and faith? These things get mixed up in our minds sometimes, and never…

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Bipolar Disorder and Malfunctioning Antennae

An Ultra Sensory perspective on bipolar disorder. A lot of people come to this site who are diagnosed bipolar, and while I never intended to address mental illness, and specifically bipolar disorder, quite this much, it’s clear from all your questions that there is a need. I am not bipolar, nor is anyone in my…

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Q&A Persistent Déjà Vu and Is This Normal?

The usual hatchling questions: Am I going insane? Is this normal? Am I the only one? WTF? READER Q&A A reader shared an experience he had around 7 months ago, which brought on changes in the way he sees things. He’s 19, and I believe he had this experience while he was at the Electric…

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When Life Loses All Meaning: Coping with a Pointless Life

Often, sudden spiritual awakening can be followed by a profound lack of motivation and the feeling that life is meaningless. How do we navigate this? I’ve been having an interesting exchange with a reader of MA who has expressed something I’ve heard many times from different people who have experienced sudden enlightenment. When the belief in…

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Mind Control: Digestive Biome

News Flash: Microorganisms living in your gut get you to eat certain things at certain times via mind control. HOLY BASIL! Did I really just say that? If you are still with me, if you weren’t instantly incinerated by the weirdness of that statement, congratulations…and let’s get on with it. When you eat, you feed…

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Depression After Spiritual Enlightenment

Realizing the emptiness of all things is a normal part of spiritual awakening. For some people that leads to serious depression and the feeling that life is pointless. If you feel stuck in this painful nihilistic perspective, you are not alone. I received a very poignant message from a reader who went to see a psychiatrist…

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Living Without Food and Fear

As you approach the threshold of a Breatharian or inedic lifestyle, you may encounter a wall of primal fear. After my initial spiritual awakening I found I could only eat one midday meal each day. This was a departure, not only from my normal eating habits, but from all I knew about nutrition and how…

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The Martial Art of Managing Bipolar Disorder

Taking responsibility for managing bipolar episodes and symptoms: how much of my mental health is under my own control? 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…

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Why Breatharians Continue Eating Food

Do you ever wonder why someone who no longer needs to eat doesn’t just stop eating entirely? If you are really a breatharian, inedic — someone who no longer needs to eat food to live — why do you continue eating the occasional (or daily) fruit, chocolate, bag of crisps or Daddy Donkey? I have…

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Spring Brew: Lavender Leaves

Not eating? It’s still wonderful to enjoy something hot and fragrant in the morning or mid afternoon. Here’s a simple tissane that is light, fragrant and soothing. My garden is coming to life and I’ve been making fresh herb teas. If you’ve become very sensitive to food, you might have a hard time with store-bought…

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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 people you have casual contact with, such as at the grocery store or post office.  What’s going on? Are people suddenly really attracted to you, drawn to you, fascinated by…

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Bipolar Disorder and Spiritual Awakening

Are people who suffer from bipolar disorder really just spiritually awakened? Is enlightenment being diagnosed as a mental illness? People are coming to a fascinating conclusion: bipolar mania is actually spiritual enlightenment or awakening. How do I know this?  I suppose if you fish around the internet you’ll find this theory threaded around the various…

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Living without food: let’s talk mastication

For those of you who are living without food, eating only socially, or ingesting only liquids: let’s talk about those lovely chompers. You may think that being a breatharian will mean you have excellent dental health (just think of all the cake and ice cream you will NOT eat over the course of your lifetime), but it could be quite the opposite.

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What Should I Eat When Transitioning to Living Without Food?

Eating when you’re going through a spiritual transition READER Q&A Q: hey dude  id like to talk to you about being inedic. im not inedic yet, but am on the way, i feel as though ive ate enough and maybe too much in this incarnate already and through my spiritual awakening im finding the urge…

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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 many accounts of spiritual awakening over the past decade, and noticed a common thread of severe depression, even to the point of being suicidal. Quite a few people have asked…

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After Spiritual Awakening Everyone is Mentally Ill

Before spiritual awakening, there were Spiritually Enlightened People (I didn’t know any personally, but believed in their existence nonetheless), Sane People, and Mentally Ill People. After awakening, everyone appears to be mentally ill. What makes you different from the crazy homeless lady, dressed in rags, talking nonsense day after day? She’s having an animated dialogue…

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Breatharian Lifestyle, Eating Disorders and Having a Social Life

If you’re a breatharian, and I hate that term, so let’s say you’re an inediate, how do you manage to have a social life?  How will people react to your abstinence from food?  These are questions you will eventually have to deal with if you are going to live without eating. Let’s face it, most…

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Is Breatharianism (Inedia) Contagious?

If you are inedic, you may notice a strange thing: people who spend time with you suddenly don’t feel hungry anymore.  Even if they didn’t set out to follow your lead, you may have inadvertently transferred this energy to them.  So, is inedia contagious? So far I’ve had two people who are close to me…

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Hot Drinks For Breatharians In Winter

I’ve recently decided to let myself become fully inedic, and live a lifestyle that is free from eating.  I live in a cold winter climate, though, and have been wanting something hot to sip on. Since the inedic lifestyle is not about denying yourself that which you really want, but more about relaxing into full…

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System Slowdown: The Breatharian Metabolism

The reluctant inedic is going all in. As you know from my previous post on spontaneous inedia as a side effect of sudden spiritual enlightenment, I’ve been eating once a day for some years now, after being told that if I did not eat occasionally, my intestines would cease to function.  So it was a…

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Spontaneous Inedia And Spiritual Awakening

Sudden enlightenment can bring on a host of Siddhis you may have heard nothing about. I suddenly became an inedic, which some people refer to as Breatharian, or living on light or prana. Some people work very hard to achieve this state, but if, like me, you haven’t, then it can be quite unsettling, not…

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Awakening Q&A: How Do I Get Stuff Done?

Questions and answers about sudden enlightenment and daily functioning. How do you get stuff done? READER Q&A Q: I’m finding it so hard to get my brain working at times. I had to sit down and write a hundred word statement for something the other day and I really couldn’t get it together. there are…

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Awakening Q&A: Who Wants To Know?

Changes in the locus or placement of consciousness after spiritual awakening READER Q&A 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 more than one’s…

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Siddhis Psychic Transfer Through Touch

For those of you who have experienced sudden enlightenment, psychic powers or abilities may appear without any forewarning. Psychic abilities come in many forms, each requiring their own adjustments.  Being able to read a person’s mind after touching them can seem like more of a curse than a gift. After my sudden enlightenment, many unusual…