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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.… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Q&A

You guys ask the greatest questions.
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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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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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… Read more

spiritual awakening and insanity

Spiritual Enlightenment and Mental Illness

So many of the effects of sudden spiritual enlightenment are similar to those of the mentally ill.  What if you are just insane? Read more

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,… Read more