Category: Beautiful Sleepwalkers

While most of this site is addressed to the newly awakened, this section is for those that are still sleeping. My best advice: don’t take it too seriously!

Boredom and distraction on the spiritual path

Most people have no idea how their minds actually work. If you aren’t using your mind intentionally, something else will use it for you. When you gain insight, receive valuable instruction, or learn techniques to help you deprogram, the very Program you are trying to dismantle will throw up some rather predictable obstacles. Remember, the Program …

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Thought Loops: Self Regulation Starts With Your Thoughts

Self regulation is not the same as self control, will power or discipline. Many of you have expressed an interest in exploring the topic of thought loops and gaining agency in your own life. I’m going to be writing some posts covering some basic concepts, and you can build on them from your own experience …

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Reclaim Your Mind and Emotions From Thought Loops

Compulsive thought loops are so pervasive that we believe they are a normal part of being human. While they are common, they are definitely not normal. The great news is that you can do something about it. That is such a simple statement, yet so potent. It’s vanishingly rare to know anyone who is not completely …

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Lessons From Day Trading: Dealing With Thought Loops

What can day trading teach you about mastering your mind? People assume my ability to master thoughts and emotions is a byproduct of spiritual enlightenment. While waking up certainly had a profound impact on my thoughts and emotions — essentially, shutting them off — my ability to see through mental and emotional programming was firmly …

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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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How to Avoid Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Banishing negativity from your energy field: how to conquer negative emotions for good! “After doing all this spiritual work, why am I still not able to stay positive? Sometimes I feel love, forgiveness, compassion toward people (and toward myself), but at other times I feel jealousy, resentment, anger, bitterness.” Is this you? Are you still …

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Getting Back to Zero

How to connect with spirituality directly. Something I’ve noticed over the years of communicating with spiritual people is how crowded their minds become with the symbols, language and cosmologies of whatever spiritual path they are following, or perhaps a jumble from a hodgepodge of different paths. Many people become quite knowledgeable, and some even become …

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Dreaming You Are Asleep

Reframing one’s understanding of experience. In my early twenties, I used to suffer from occasional insomnia. Normally I slept very well, but once in a while I would find myself unable to sleep at all.  Like most people who are unable to sleep, I went through stages of effort (as if that could ever put …

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Inquisitive vs Acquisitive: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

The mind is not your enemy, unless its actions and mechanisms remain unexamined. Becoming intimately familiar with the levels, processes and different modes of functioning can make your mind an ally, not a foe who must be subdued or overcome. Today we are investigating two different modes the mind uses to interact with the world: …

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Why Am I Still Not Enlightened?

What do you need to do, accomplish, attain or let go of before you can become enlightened? I am fascinated by the belief systems that people hold about enlightenment and spiritual self realization. It informs the path they take in their careers as spiritual seekers. What do you believe is the reason you are not …

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