Wednesday, January 27, 2016
But obviously, we can do better. We can offer other people more mindful responses even if they aren't offering the same. If we don't, then we will simply continue the cycles of pain and suffering that are gripping this world.
Cycles of Pain and Suffering
On this note, let's talk about some mindful steps to deal with angry people and potentially shift relationships towards healthier interactions.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
But pain and death are here. And no "home" can be so safe that it is devoid of these things.
As people mature on the spiritual path, we learn to let go of this kind of seeking. We seek refuge in spirituality by letting go of "home" and residing in the changeless space that embraces all this change. This is what I mean when I say that we come home to the infinite within us. We cannot deny change in our human forms. Rather, we can embrace the infinite love, presence, and serenity that we are all part of, and through that depth, we accept all the pain, death, hate, love, joy, ecstasy, and everything else that comes up in human life. We accept all of it as part of our home.
Wanting to go Home
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
In regards to donations, I have received over $4400 since I started fundraising in November. Little did I know that my fundraising campaign would essentially become a disaster relief fund. I really appreciate the financial support many of you have offered to me as I look for a new place to live. It really is helping to ease the transition.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Most importantly, I am unhurt, and a good friend is letting me stay in his guest house. But a lot of my possessions have been smoke-damaged or contaminated by whatever may have been burned during the fire. So I'll need to replace them after finding a new home.
Please expect a delay in my communications and responses to your emails. If you want to help out, please donate. My fundraising drive is officially a disaster relief fund now.
Monday, November 23, 2015
For those who don't know, I'm working on raising $6,500 to cover a financial deficit that I'll have this year. With the current donations being where they are, I still need about $4,400 more in donations.
This money is going to cover my cost of living. That's rent, food, healthcare insurance, and so on. By donating to me, this financial support also gives me the flexibility to continue to work with my suggested donation rate that I use. This rate structure allows students to donate whatever works for them rather than imposing a set fee that all students have to meet. Because I often receive small donations for sessions, this can create a shortfall for me. As I've developed my practice, students who are in a financial position to donate the full amount for a session have filled in the gaps more and more to balance everything out.
I'm just not quite there yet.
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Thanks once again to all of your for your support. I couldn't offer this work without you!
In love and kindness,
Sunday, November 22, 2015
I'll also discuss how the spiritual path changes our views of holidays. Upon awakening, many of you realize that everything is made up. This most certainly includes holidays. How and if you engage with holidays is now a very different thing, especially if you're still surfing in the bliss stage where all of life and each moment is a gift.
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For some additional thoughts about spiritual awakening and the holidays, check out this blog post:
Spiritual Awakening and the Holidays
Format:30 to 40 minute talk. Then a 30 to 20 minute question and answer session.
Date:Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time:6 PM Pacific Time
Be sure to figure out the time difference if applicable. This time is 2 AM GMT on Thursday, December 3 and 1 PM AET on Thursday, December 3.
Attendees:25 (that's the limit of the service I'm using)
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Monday, November 16, 2015
The reverse is true to. People can be overly "positive" and try to construct stories about how great their lives are. But upon investigation some people discover that their lives have not been very happy. Some people--in the midst of their seemingly content ego story--suddenly realize that they are utterly devastated because they have not been following their hearts. At which point, the person has to either ignore and repress their truth or start to give up their ego story.
It is hard for people earlier on their paths to hear that their ego stories are really not that interesting. Most of the time, these personal belief systems greatly limit or painfully constrict us through this self-definition. People say that these past events and stories "make" them who they are, but more often than not, those stories limit them from being so much more.
So any time you feel yourself getting caught up in telling someone your life story, pause and take a breath. Come back to the present moment and see who you really are right now without any story.
More Blog Posts to Help You Illuminate Ego Stories
The Humbling of the Ego
Emptying Out Your Ego
You Will Always Have An Ego