Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Webinar: Becoming a Modern Day Spiritual Teacher or Healer


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Many of you will discover that you have a calling to become a spiritual teacher or healer as you grow on your spiritual journey. Others of you have always felt this pull within. And some of you will be quite surprised when people start putting you in places to teach or heal. Any way that you end up on the path of the spiritual teacher and healer is sacred, but it still involves work.

In this webinar, I want to spend time talking about the dedication, self-care, and business of becoming a spiritual teacher and/or healer in our modern society. For those of you who have been dabbling or hard at work in this area already, this is a great webinar to help you solidify and expand your work in this beautiful vocation. For yet others just thinking about it, I can offer some tips to get started, and for still others, I can help you to understand an important difference between helping yourself and helping others--which often gets muddled for people who don't fully address their own issues first before making themselves available to help.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

7 Common Spiritual Awakening Experiences

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There are many spiritual websites discussing all kinds of spiritual awakening signs and symptoms, and I know that it can be quite confusing. In my spiritual awakening blog post "5 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening," I offer my definition of some of the most basic aspects of an awakening. These are what I call primary spiritual awakening signs. From these signs, all kinds of byproduct experiences arise. What do I mean by byproduct experiences? I simply mean that an experience results because of the existence of the other signs of awakening. Without those signs, fatigue may simply be a sign that you aren't sleep well and not that any kind of spiritual shift is going on. You see what I mean?

After a spiritual awakening, people often have a number of spiritual awakening experiences as they start to transition from living a daily life based on illusion and fear to one of truth, clarity, and love. Today, I'll discuss seven experiences that I've heard and discussed the most in hopes that you can simply relax more deeply in your spiritual awakening and engage with whatever is being revealed, healed, and shifted within you.

Spiritual Awakening Experience 1: Bliss

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hidden, Subtle Levels of Physical Fear and Agitation

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You probably don't realize it, but right now, subtle levels of fear and agitation are probably moving through you. They're so invisible and so seemingly natural that you may think you are relaxed. But you are not. You are habituated to this level of fear and agitation, and it only tends to become apparent when we truly stop, sit, and be.

Our environments, families, and culture have dictated what level of agitation to live at. Since human beings are very impressionable, people learn to maintain a similar level of agitation in their behavior patterns. Consequently, these deeper levels have probably gone unnoticed your whole life.

For instance, it's easy to notice if you have a very anxious neighbor if they are operating in more fear and anxiety than you. You may think to yourself, "This dude just needs to chill out." But if you asked your neighbor how he was doing, he'd probably say that he was fine. Clearly, you can see that this is not the truth, but that level of agitation is so normal to your neighbor that he has no perspective.

Developing perspective on yourself is one of the big steps on the spiritual path. Being able to drop into a space of awareness and witness your thoughts is the central tool in doing so. At earlier stages, other people can be very helpful in offering reflections about you, but the more subtle you go, the more you need to rely on your own awareness to sense the truth and where agitation and fear still reside. If you are sincere, you will begin to release more levels of fear and agitation from the body and your energy and move into a more settled state of peaceful awareness.

Far From Your First Issue

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

5 Popular Spiritual Awakening Videos

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For those of you who are new to my spiritual teaching or didn't already know, I have a YouTube channel with a bunch of spiritual awakening and other spirituality-related videos. The channel is under my name: Jim Tolles.

Since my channel has been up for awhile, I felt like sharing the videos over there that have become most popular. Most of them should really surprise you if you have been a long-time reader. Many of you probably read the spiritual blog posts I have on these same topics. But if you enjoy listening more than reading (or just feel like switching it up), then you'll appreciate these spiritual awakening videos.

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Spiritual Awakening Signs Video

Monday, February 23, 2015

How to Find and Release Physical Pain During a Spiritual Awakening

For my awakening friends, you probably have found some surprising pains stuck in your body as you've gone through your spiritual shifts and realizations. It can be quite a shock to discover how much pain you've been living in, and of course, physical pain is one of the hardest things with which to come to peace. Everything in our anatomy says that we should fix physical pain more so than most any mental or emotional pain that we may feel. But this fixing attitude is fraught with problems, and it rarely takes the time to truly understand why a physical pain has manifested in our bodies. As such, deeper rooted issues are never fully understood, and we tend to find situations and remedies that offer relief, but not release. By the way, the difference between relief and release can be found on this link:

Understanding Releases and Relief on Your Spiritual Journey

Simply put, relief is when the pain is numbed, masked, or sent back into remission. Release is when part or all of an issue leaves your body and energy. Clearly, the better of the two is obvious, but most people don't know what releasing an issue is like. We live in a world where people have become masters of self-delusion, numbing, and denial. As such, most people don't know how to release a mental issue, much less a body issue. Which brings us to the topic of today, and one which I hope to leave you a little more emboldened to find the roots of all your pains and to realize deeper peace in your heart, mind, spirit, AND body.

Tracking the Many Trails of Pain

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Webinar: Energy and Life Shifts After Healing an Issue

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I spend a great deal of time on this spiritual website helping people get to the point where they can engage with an issue to heal it. But guess what? Once something shifts, you're not really done. You're now in a new space, and the deeper fear of the unknown that abides in many people can turn this amazing opportunity to grow into a threat. Additionally, the rawness and vulnerability that people often feel can be unsettling, and it is an important practice to know how to sit in this space of greater openness and clarity to allow it to unfold for you.

Conversely, many of you are early on in your self-healing, and as such, healing one issue can naturally lead to a shift that opens a gate to a host of other issues. Some people may conclude that they have done something wrong, when in fact they've done something very right. This is a common juncture for those carrying intense pain and trauma to self-sabotage their healing and turn back.

The energy and the subsequent life shifts that arise after healing an issue are new territory for most people, but it's also not without additional support. That additional support is your expanding awareness and willingness to go into difficult feelings. From that dedication, you can get into a healthy cycle of self-growth--expanding and contracting as you move through different issues--and naturally growing into the life that resonates most deeply for you.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Enlightened Exercise: Discovering Your Body's Natural Shape

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Enlightened exercise is not about a certain state of awareness or fitness goal. It's about aligning to your body's needs and how to achieve your optimum health. That last phrase may sound a little cliche and like a goal. But your body does know what optimum health is, and it can't be described by a nutritionist, doctor, personal trainer, or whomever. Only your body truly knows what that feels like, and while we certainly take advantage of what all the aforementioned people may have to offer us, the more we relax into our body awareness, the more easily we can find out what exercises and general health strategies work best for us.

Enlightened exercise is also not about doing yoga or anything that currently carries the "spiritual" label in today's culture. To be sure, yoga is an awesome system for alignment of heart, body, mind, and spirit. It's also much more than the physical regimes that have become popularized in the West. But it is not the only system to be used, and it cannot supplant your own awareness around what kinds of exercise you need.

Because the more you can sense what you need, the more you will heal, grow, or stabilize in whatever way you currently need to. This will lead you inevitably towards a level of health and a body shape that best suits you in your journey this lifetime.

Your Body's Natural Shape

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