Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Webinar: Spiritual Awakening and Letting Go of Your Old Life

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Between a Rock and an Awakened Place
Many people have a great deal of fear and anxiety around letting go of their old lives. It is the way most humans are conditioned socially and instinctually--to see the unknown as a threat. Letting go of the familiar ways of living takes us straight and unequivocally into the unknown. But then again, we have already been there. It is only through our illusions and delusions do we think that we can keep everything the same and that we know how anything will go in life. And holding on brings about no small amount of stress and upset, so once again, spiritual awakening is taking us away from grief and strife, not towards it.

But since most of you don't believe me, let's have a webinar. Let's talk about what gets let go. Let's talk about how to let go. Let's talk about how we don't set new expectations that life will be better from all of this either. I know. It's not sounding like too exciting of a prospect, but I warn you to be cautious of anyone on the spiritual path promising that life will be easier and more enjoyable on the spiritual path. It tends to be easier on the inside, but the external world may still be challenging or even more so. If this is not your cup of tea, I recommend not fiddling around with any of this spiritual stuff any longer.

With that said, here's a form to sign up for this free webinar.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

A Pebble in the Pond

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Sometimes in life, your life starts to completely change itself over without you realizing it. It's a little pebble that got dropped into your pond, and a small ripple ran out from it. In most circumstances, that ripple runs out of energy and dissipates. The pond remains the same. But every now and then and with a little bit of grace, a pebble drops in. A ripple runs out, and it meets another ripple. The two grow together. Another ripple joins in and then another. Pretty soon a large swell is growing in this otherwise serene setting, and you are suddenly going somewhere, perhaps quite unexpectedly.

This is the power of our intentions and little actions.

I happened to be thinking about this in my own life, and while I am quite certain that my perspective will change as I continue to change and grow through the years, I happened to notice a pebble in the pond about 9 years ago that I hadn't really paid much attention to. I felt like sharing this little story as well as to talk more about the importance of patience, selfless service, and the gradual growth most people experience on the spiritual path.

The Pebble, the Wave, and the Changing of the Pond

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Many Levels of Ego

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You did it! You let go of something that had plagued you for years. You feel like you've come a long way, and you feel like so much ego crap that has kept you tied up in unhealthy patterns is gone. But no sooner than this release comes does a new perspective and deeper perception arise that thrusts the next level of ego crap right in your face. To the unskillful, this is demoralizing, and there is a sense that you have failed somehow. But quite the contrary, if you can see new levels of ego, this is because you have successfully let go of some old blockages that kept you blind and bound to this old way of thinking and interacting with life.

Yet, I can tell that many of you need a little extra encouragement on this point. Early on the spiritual path, many of you will have heard how you can just drop everything. The ego can be completely let go, and these are all true things. HOWEVER...it tends to be much more prevalent that we human beings drop things in pieces and in levels. The whole 24-story building doesn't get blown up overnight. We tend to throw some sofas and an armoire out the window first just to see if we can do it before we get anywhere near taking out a wall much less one of the 24 floors.

So in this vein of thinking, I'm writing to you today to talk about the many levels of ego we come to face in ourselves; the continued need for patience, humility and dedication; and the fact that we are growing every time we run into a new level we had not seen before.

The Ego Dies and Then Arises Again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Webinar: Money on the Spiritual Path

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It's time for my annual money and spirituality webinar. It's a common concern, so I like to loop back to it once a year to help people sort through their issues on this.

For some reason, people have come to view money as evil or bad. But it is just a tool. On the spiritual path, some spiritual practitioners can have this strange aversion towards it or doing anything with money. This can get them into a lot of unnecessary poverty and hardship. They forget that we are all interconnected, and that money is simply one way that energy flows in this large interconnected web. It only becomes a probably when we start hoarding it or reacting to it in some way. These reactions simply provide a mirror to our egos.

Additionally, people have a lot of survival fears hooked into money. Many people become so defensive about their work purely because of this money-survival fear issue. This tends to lead towards a lot of delusions such as a person has to stay in a job because it's the only way that they think can make money. This and much more can extremely limit a person's life as well as leave him or her locked in misery.

But we don't want that, do we? The spiritual path is about spiritual freedom, so please sign up for this free webinar to gain more freedom from money.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

10 Fun Spiritual Things To Do

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I know that this spiritual awakening blog can be pretty serious a lot of the time, but the spiritual path isn't always fraught with constant emotional purging, hours of meditation, and a whole host of difficult and challenging things. Rather, this is usually at the forefront because it's on top of all of your abilities to enjoy life. Your joy and bliss are just bursting to get out of you, but a huge layer of self-judgment, anger, lack of self-worth, old trauma, and whatever else depending on your particular cocktail of pain and issues (and we all have them) are burying that love inside.

And love is easy. It's easy because it's already here. While the high state moments come and go, the depth of our acceptance, peace, and serenity is always here. That is the fullness of love, which embraces all emotions. As such, the more pain you let go of, the more access you will find to that love, which makes finding fun spiritual thing to do not quite so hard to do.

However, I recognize that as you go through this spiritual healing and spiritual rebirth process that you may feel like nothing is fun for awhile. You can't do the old things like partying, drinking, casual sex, and other indulgences. A lot of entertainment is overwhelming, inane, or no longer interesting. All these things no longer feel good and are out of integrity with you. But you may not yet have new stuff to do and aren't abiding in that deep presence where it doesn't matter at all what you do. So, here is my top 10 list of fun spiritual things to do to help you transition into healthier fun.

10 Fun Spiritual Activities

Monday, November 3, 2014

Healing Sexual Abuse

I am sure that you are horrified by the statistic in the picture I've shared from the World Health Organization. While the topic at hand is sexual abuse (and this statistic includes other forms of physical violence), I think we all know that that number is under-reported. In my work as a spiritual teacher and healer, I have had a lot of experiences in helping students heal from sexual violence, and I'm fairly sure that none of them had reported the abuse. As such, we can probably only guess at the true extent of this problem, but it is undoubtedly a huge problem.

Some of the known statistics are sobering and depressing as it is. According to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN), "1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime." (Click here for more statistics).

And it is not limited to women. 10% of all sexual assault victims in the U.S. are men. Additional statistics for the U.S. from RAINN include:

"About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime."

For men who are seeking help tailored to them, the following website has been recommended to me by a reader:

Male Survivor (www.malesurvivor.org)

So if the U.S. population is 316 million people and we'll split it roughly in half for men and women, then approximately 4.65 million men and 25.83 million women have been sexually abused just in the U.S.

I'm not here to depress you. I'm here to offer a snapshot on just one major issue in the world and offer an opportunity to understand how it can be healed. Keep in mind that healing sexual abuse is no picnic, but it is so necessary. It influences so many factors of our society, and we don't even realize it. As such, it is of the utmost importance that if you or someone else is a victim of sexual abuse that help be sought out. In those interests, let me offer some help through this spirituality blog today.

Recovering From Sexual Assault

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