Category: Q&A

Q&A: Am I Wasting My Potential?

This is the fourth in a series of answers to one reader’s question. The question posed several wonderful topics, and to address them in depth, I have separated out my answers. You can find a link to the other posts at the end of this one. Q: Did you go through a people-hating period? Not literally …

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Q&A: What’s The Endgame?

Today we talk about the swag bag of enlightenment. And what happens when your bag is empty. This is the third in a series of answers to one reader’s question. The question posed several wonderful topics, and to address them in depth, I have separated out my answers. You can find a link to the …

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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? Q: It’s funny, when I think about others, I feel what might be called an impersonal love, it’s beautiful. But when I actually come into contact with them, I don’t feel this. I …

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Avoiding People and Social Interactions

Do you feel so little common ground with people and society that you’d rather just withdraw and not bother? A reader sent me the following set of questions, which I’m taking apart topic by topic to answer separately in different posts. Today we are talking about dealing with people and society. Q: Did you go …

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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. A reader who says she is not awakened, but in the process of awakening shares the following dilemma. I’m sure many of you will recognize your own experiences in her words, …

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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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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? 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 Daisy Carnival. …

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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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