Category: Survival Guide

Feel the Heat of My Wushu

Now that you’ve awakened, do you find that people are having spiritual experiences in your presence? After spiritual awakening, people may be affected by your energy field in unexpected ways. You become a conduit of some kind of primordial energy flow. You’re not intentionally doing anything,  but you know this energy is pouring through you. …

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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 your whole life to suddenly …

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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 not deal with the everyday …

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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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Format Your Hard Drive: Brain Hemispheres Go Offline

Spiritual awakening can bring on a major reformatting of your brain, a bit like wiping a hard drive. It’s not uncommon to hear people speak of enlightenment in computer terms, such as getting downloads and wiping a hard drive. These sound like benign computer admin tasks, but when it’s your brain that’s getting wiped, it …

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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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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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Post Awakening: What I am Doing Here?

The persona, or what is popularly called the Ego, is limiting, to be sure. But damned if it doesn’t have its uses! After spiritual enlightenment, how do you live without one?  You look in the mirror, and you don’t even recognize the person looking back at you.  You are so grounded in the moment that …

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Demystification of Enlightenment

A reader recently submitted the following: “I see this as a trend toward the general de-mystification of enlightenment, along the lines of what has been happening with meditation over the last forty years. It is only as people understand the secular, mundane components of awakening that the majority can become empowered to integrate higher levels …

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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 have those mind blowing, yet …

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