After you've checked out the current 2016 popular spiritual blog post list (and other lists), hopefully you'll take some time to peruse the many other spiritual awakening blog posts on the site. There are now more than 650 spiritual blog posts!
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10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2016
This blog post managed to sneak its way into the top 10 for 2016, edging out a blog post called, "How to Make a Spiritual Awakening Happen." I try to keep the signs of a spiritual awakening very simple. The most important one is the way that the energy abides and moves on its own. This aspect is how I distinguish between the many spiritual openings and glimpses people have, but which don't last compared to a spiritual awakening which takes over people's lives.
People are always thinking in terms of time, and so I try to help people understand that time is kind of irrelevant to a spiritual awakening. This is also an ego question. The ego wants to know how long before it can go back to business as usual, but that business is ending. It's really important to not worry so much about how long your inner changes will last as to what kind of space you need to embrace these changes.
This little post is getting pretty old. I think I wrote it in 2011, but it is still just as popular and useful. In essence, it's about the importance of letting go and realizing that you are not your ego. You are much, much more!
This topic goes hand-in-hand with the chronic fatigue spiritual blog post. Energy is one big reason people can feel wired up all day and all night. If you can't calm down enough, your sleep gets disrupted. When people are working through issues for the first time, they can have their fear of the unknown triggered, which causes further inner upset. Helping yourself sleep better requires you to accept the inner changes you're going through. The more you resist, the more disturbed your inner space will be. That makes it hard for a lot of people to get any kind of decent sleep.
I've recently updated this blog post a little, so hopefully, it's even more useful to you in understanding how to hold space for others. A lot of holding space boils down to being okay with your own discomfort so that you can be okay with another who may be upset. Holding space is also a practice in open-hearted listening.
This is perpetually popular as are most of the above blog posts, so I hope you take some time to dig around this website for some of the other posts that aren't as popular.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2015
Here's a run down of the most popular posts on my spiritual awakening website.
This is one of my oldest blog posts and another long-time favorite. As our original ego sloughs off, we go through a phase of not knowing who we are. This is actually a great freedom. Click on the link above to read more about this transitional point.
There are long lists of "signs" and "symptoms" of spiritual awakening out there. But most of those are what I call secondary signs. If you are having sleep problems, that may not have anything to do with awakening if the primary signs aren't there. Click above to find out what I consider to be the 5 primary signs of a spiritual awakening.
This is one of my oldest blog posts, although I have updated it from time to time. It's a funny thing that I've written a bunch on that topic because it's such a simple and under-stated thing. Spiritual awakening is the seeing and realizing of what Is. Often, we have all kinds of pent-up energy burst forth that can feel quite euphoric initially and offer some people blissful feelings. But as we rest more deeply in our inner space, a natural human maturing arises. For thoughts on spiritual maturation, you might check out this blog post that didn't make the list: Signs of a Maturing Soul.
In this newer blog post, I wrote about some spiritual truths and offered some practical thoughts about what they mean to everyday living. Obviously at the number 4 slot on this list, it got more than a little popular.
This post is popular every year, and I update the year in the title every year. Spiritual awakening is a timeless event, and so this post is meant to help people looking for future predictions understand the power of the present moment, which is with us in any year and every moment.
This long-time favorite helps people understand how to lovingly support others.
This is just a super popular post. So I'm hoping that you continue to enjoy these annual lists for this year and many years to come!
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2014
Let's start off with some honorary mentions. At number 12 is a newbie: Energy Sickness and Feeling Drained Energetically. This was written in 2014, and it grabbed lots of people's attentions. Perhaps it'll crack the top 10 in 2015. At number 11, Chronic Fatigue and Spiritual Awakening couldn't quite catch "The Dark Night," but obviously, this is a really common issue people can have when going through spiritual shifts.
This is a popular phrase that people use a lot when things aren't going their way in a fairly significant manner. In this spiritual awakening blog post, I help people understand what is really going on here and how to let go of ego preferences that are misconstruing the change happening in your life or which are creating extremely challenging and/or unhealthy situations.
This is a regular on the top ten list. I still highly recommend it to help people have a better sense of how healing and spiritual growth work in everyday terms.
Here's another long-timer, but then again, most of the top 10 are long-timers. Opening a closed heart is so important. It's how we can feel ourselves, enjoy love, and figure out things that don't feel good to us. When our hearts are closed, we feel nothing and can subsequently get caught up in a lot of unhealthy situations because we can't feel how bad they are for us.
People want to know what's going on with them, so this post helps people understand what awakening is really about. These signs are what I call primary signs, the fatigue and other things are secondary signs. If you aren't melting into love and clarity, then being really tired could easily be something not related to awakening.
Holding space is a beautiful gift to offer ourselves and others. This post continues to help thousands of people each year appreciate and cultivate this important practice.
Moving up from number 8 to number five makes this blog one of the big movers and shakers on the list from earlier in the year. But, of course, it's not that surprising given the context of this Website. In 2012, it held down the number 2 spot.
To be clear, ego death is the death of the unconscious ego. We'll always have an ego, but the conscious ego is simply a clear lens to help us filter through billions of stimuli and external and internal data we encounter so that we can make sense of living our lives.
Ah! When do I get off this bus? I get this question a lot. It's no wonder why this is the third most popular topic on my blog.
This post gets its title updated yearly. Next year it'll start with 2016 and 2015 will be removed. Ultimately, there is no grand new meaning to each year (the new year is an arbitrary date after all). But we can choose any year and any moment to be the one to embrace our spirituality more deeply.
What can I say? This is a popular blog. It beat out the runner up more than twice over, so thanks to everyone for enjoying it!
I encourage you to read on to past years to see other blogs that didn't make the list this year.
I encourage you to read on to past years to see other blogs that didn't make the list this year.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2013
This post has been hugely popular in the past, and while it didn't make the list last year, it's back in the saddle again. In this post, I help people to understand the difference between the natural arising of an urge (like wanting to eat) and the need for a specific kind of fulfillment (like I need to eat a hamburger to feel good).
This is another oldie, but goodie that seems to come around and pick up in popularity every so often. It is pretty much what it says it is. There's also a video at the bottom of the post about the topic that you can check out.
This was originally "Spiritual Awakening 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and So On." But clearly, those first two years are long gone. Nonetheless, the point remains the same: awakening is here and now.
Dropping down from number 2 is "What Is a Spiritual Awakening?" Personally, I'm glad that people are trying to understand my definition as well as creating their own. When you start to look at your definitions, then you start to understand your world and how you create meaning in it.
I love this line, "Awakening comes because at some point in time, you fully let go." When we let go of our stories and all the resistance we have to how life is, we naturally drop into ourselves. The more deeply we release, the more profoundly connected we may become to ourselves and to all of consciousness.
Indefinitely. You chose it. But the initial shift will come to a resting rhythm. You will find that life still shifts and changes, and you will change with it. But the initial part does come to a completion. Click on the above link to find out more about that.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2012
Read on to see what posts used to be popular, and maybe you'll bring them back around for 2014.
I hope you enjoy these posts, and I look forward to serving you all in 2014 with more interesting spirituality topics. Much love to everyone!
The photo comes from my friend and reader, Becky Stiller. You can check out her beautiful work on her flickr link.