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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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Q&A

You guys ask the greatest questions.
Check out the Reader Dialogues.

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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… Read more

Does Eating Food Affect the Process of Kundalini or Spiritual Awakening?

Here’s a question from a reader about the effect of eating, or not eating, on the flow of Kundalini and the spiritual process. Q: Diet seems a big big part of my awakening. For the past 5 years I’ve practiced a mostly raw vegan, fruit based diet… now mostly just… Read more

What Should I Eat When Transitioning to Living Without Food?

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 to stop eating all together, i… Read more

Awakening Q&A: Who Wants To Know?

Questions and answers about the changes that occur after sudden enlightenment. 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… 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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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? This is a really important issue.  If you are having a psychotic break, then you need help.  If you are going through sudden spiritual enlightenment, you should… Read more

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

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