Monday, October 5, 2015

Spiritual Sound Bites: Alive and Natural Relationships

For the next couple of months, I'll be scaling back the length of my posts into these short spiritual sound bites. I'm focusing most of my writing energy on writing a second book, so for the time being, I hope you enjoy the plethora of spiritual awakening posts that are already on this site as well as these quick spiritual thoughts.

Alive and Natural Relationships

As you open up to your own inner life and vitality, you will notice from time to time that some relationships are particularly hard to define, but also are powerful, flowing, and deeply connective. They are, in fact, alive. An alive relationship is a natural relationship; the two terms are synonymous (although I am still figuring out my terminology on this). The relationship grows and moves in its own way with just a little commitment from both parties.

Because most people aren't used to this aliveness, people can be quick to put it into an old ego idea and call it romantic, friendship, this or that, or discount it entirely because it is so new and feels so different. But the more you open up and step out of old behavioral patterning, the more you're going to engage with people who don't fit any of your descriptions.

So go slowly.

Explore the aliveness with the other person/people and let go of judgment. You'll spend quite a bit of time in uncertainty and are likely to have your fear of the unknown exposed. But if you and the other person are sincere, the relationship will show you what it is and grow and evolve in ways that you might never have experienced before.

More Spiritual Relationship Blog Posts

Developing Conscious Relationships

Soulmates and Other Myths that Bind Our Love

Deepening Shared Love Connections

Monday, September 28, 2015

Spiritual Awakening and Enhanced Energy Sensitivities

Spiritual awakening takes you where you want to go...where your true self REALLY want to go.

This is often very different than where your ego thinks you should be going. Unfortunately, some people are pointed in such unhealthy and harmful directions that they have to do a complete 180 degree turn, and this really is the end of their old lives. To someone so deeply unconscious and now awakened, this feels like a horrendous trial, but it is truthfully where this person most wants to go. Because it's where the person's soul wants to go.

For many of you, part of what you want to do in this world involves being highly energetically sensitive and using those tools to varying degrees. I want to introduce (or reintroduce) the idea that energy sensitivity is no different than having a left hand. If you didn't have a left hand, you wouldn't use it. If you do have it, then you use it. The way people often approach energy sensitivity is to say, "OH MY GOD! I HAVE A LEFT HAND!" And then they try to deny it or ignore it or--goodness gracious--try to cut it off because it isn't what society currently considers normal (And social ideas around normality change constantly, so you shouldn't lose much sleep over them anyway).

Spiritual awakening simply brings into your awareness that you have this left hand or--in this case--these energy sensitivities. The ways you tried to numb or suppress them often disappear upon awakening, and so many of you become even more sensitive to yourself and to life than before. Some people who didn't think they were sensitive or who truly weren't suddenly can feel whole new worlds of sensations.

This can be overwhelming, but it is a great gift. And today's post is about helping you own, honor, and hone the gift of energetic sensitivity.

The Energy Drain of Every Day Life

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Webinar: How to Embody Your Spiritual Awakening

I want to be very clear from the beginning that I'm using the "embody" terminology because it is commonly used. The statement, however, is very much a misunderstanding. You cannot embody what you already are. The droplet of water in the ocean cannot become more water.

What I am going to talk about in this  webinar is how we let go of the ways that we ignore this truth or avoid it. In this way, we let go of the ways that we have learned to disown ourselves and the awakened space. Humanity has kind of become disembodied through ignorance and illusion. Taking the water metaphor again, we are ice sculptures floating on the ocean who have forgotten that we are part of the ocean. We are already and always embodying water, but in letting go of the hardness and rigidity of our ideas, fears, and pains, we melt back into a greater flow within ourselves and around ourselves.

This is why you often here me using terms like "dissolving" issues with awareness or "melting" into oneness. From this space, we can then get to interesting conversations about taking conscious action, which is what many people mean about embodied awakening. Once again, I have to emphasize that a spiritual awakening doesn't keep you free from pain. That is part of life, but the self-imposed suffering--most of it unconsciously done--can be released as we allow ourselves to simply be.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Emptying Out Your Ego

After awakening, it typically becomes a going-out-of-business sale for the unconscious ego. Everything must go. Sure, some people get a bliss high for awhile, but that never lasts. No human experience does.

This leads us right into the going-out-of-business sale, although it's not even a sale. It's more like you take all your ideas, desires, fears, hopes, issues, expectations, and pile them in your yard while setting them on fire. I know it may seem strange to add "hopes" in here, but a lot of unconscious ego hopes are based on other issues. When we feel bad, we hope to one day feel good. Instead of hoping, we turn towards what feels bad to address the real issue. We don't run away to wishful thinking that in this case we might label as hope.

As such, this kind of emptying out inside can be quite jarring and unexpected. It makes it seem like you are giving up things that you have to have, including seemingly good things. But as I've mentioned all over this blog, you have to trust your inner divinity and the process that is now moving. The more you do, the more this emptying out becomes rejuvenating and spacious.

But of course, many of you aren't oriented this way, so today's spiritual awakening blog post will focus on the feelings of being lost and losing desire as you sit and watch your old personality ignite in a ball of awakened fire.

The Loss of Desire After a Spiritual Awakening

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Webinar: How to Get Clear Intuitions

Intuition is our ability to know what is true for us. The better we are at hearing our intuitions, the more clearly we know what we want and want to do. It can extend out further into knowing how some things in life will unfold and how others are feeling, but it is far more important to focus on one's self and getting clear on how to listen to your intuition rather than figuring out anything about the future or for another.

With that said, most people are really unclear with their intuitions. Some people who are strongly intuitive have their intuitions corrupted by fear and social conditioning that distort the energy they are interpreting. I want to emphasize that intuition is an interpretation even when it seems so plain and obvious. I generally say that intuition is comprise of several interpretative steps, including:
  • Energy being interpreted into thought
  • Thought being interpreted into language
  • Language being interpreted into specific words and phrases in the mind
  • Words and phrases being interpreted into vocal expressions (i.e. speaking)

A lot can go wrong along the way, so our work on the spiritual path is to let go of our fears, pains, social conditioning, family conditioning, and anything else that can muddied up and distort the energy that is coming through at any of these steps.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

How to Start Your Spiritual Journey

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Today, I am offering a spirituality blog post for all of you just starting out or starting over on your spiritual journeys. And let's not under-estimate the importance of starting over, shall we? Because many people will have been spiritual or religious people their whole lives, and then one day, you realize you don't know a thing, not one important thing. Suddenly, all the spiritual practices and ideas and robes and spiritual names come crashing down, and you feel like you're naked in a field with nothing to hold onto. This spirituality post is also for you.

When most people start their spiritual journeys, they are oriented externally. What I mean is that they have learned from society that their "answers" are out there. Others aren't looking for something so conceptual. They're looking for experiences. So they attempt to find some external stimulus to enjoy as an "awakened," "enlightened," or simply good feeling state. Those that get a taste of a really good feeling spiritual experience are often addicted to it, and they soon compare everything to the original or the latest and greatest experience they've had while trying to replicate the experience.

In this way, many spiritual beginners are quickly lost even when some feel like they've found a new home. The home you are seeking and the connection you are craving is inside you. It's always inside you and is you.

As such, the first and most important advice I can offer to beginners is to go within.

Turning Inwards for Your Truth

Monday, September 7, 2015

Spiritual Depression and Unconscious Ego Resistance After Awakening

Once again, I return to the post bliss state story of awakening. I get to talk about this part a lot because far fewer people go searching for answers when they're in spiritual bliss compared to when they drop into what I'll call today, "spiritual depression."

And the story is the same as most of the other blog posts I've published on this site. It's the ego that is depressed. It's ideas, toys, relationships, and so on are being taken from it, and it doesn't like it. I also like to emphasize that we're talking about the unconscious ego, here. It's my opinion that we always have an ego. It's just a lens to parse through tons of physical, emotional, mental, and psychic information to figure what is important and what isn't to surviving in this world. But when we don't know we're doing this, that's unconsciousness. Unconsciousness is in the dark and is self-ignorant. You don't realize that you can view life in different ways that are often dramatically different from how you now see life.

Which is part of why people can drop into a spiritual depression. The bigger the gap between the Truth of life and how you and your unconscious ego want it to go, the more depressed you can become. Additionally, deep inner shifts can take a lot of energy, and that low energy can be misinterpreted as a kind of depressed state too. So this spiritual depression post-spiritual awakening can have a couple different elements, and hopefully, this blog post can help you see it for what it really is and let go more deeply into the powerful and profound spiritual unfolding arising in you.

After the Bliss, the Ego Tries to Hold on

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