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It's like the journal I started in 2005, but with less furious scribbles, watermarks from my tears and various snacks....But now I’ve included more field guides, articles, book excerpts, and loads of juicy stuff.

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What is Spiritual Awakening?

What is Spiritual Awakening? | The Ultimate Guide

Awakening. It’s a big term, one that encompasses a lot of spiritual arenas, and it’s mired in false definitions and proclamations. So I feel compelled to shine some light and clarity on what is spiritual…

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Meghan Roekle on Realizing Oneness & What Happens After a Spiritual Awakening

I want to introduce you to Meghan Roekle. I met Meg a number of years ago and had the immense privilege of witnessing her unfolding realization and awakening process. She, unlike myself, has been in…

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Calm and Refocus Technique Kiran Trace

Calm and Refocus with This 5-Minute Technique

Kiran describes this as a tool for energetic “tune-up.” This tool provides energetic support to your own integrity, regardless of the field you are in and regardless of the collective energy. We can use it…

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What we don’t understand about sexuality and misconduct

In this talk, Kiran speaks about the conversation nobody is having around sex. Recorded at the 2018 Science and Non-Duality conference in San Jose, CA.

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Conscious Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Awakening versus Super Special People

So I’ve been getting these little notes lately, about a spiritual teacher who is accused of creating a cult-like environment for their students. People who are clearly on the path of conscious spiritual awakening are…

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Self-Realization Butterfly Cocoon

What is Self-Realization? And How to Navigate One

If you’re looking to learn what self-realization is, I find it likely that you are somewhere along the path of developing self-awareness. Maybe you’re wondering whether you’ve had, or having one right now. And although…

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Freedom is Possible

I spent some time recently with some very lovely, aware folks. These are friends that have a huge capacity for stillness. And we got into some really nice, deep topics of conversation. One of the…

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Uncover Your Life’s Purpose

A question often comes up at Satsang. It goes like this: I don’t feel like doing anything anymore. I can’t find any motivation. I’m just going through the motions of my work, but I don’t…

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Can you see the future?

Question: Can you see the future? I feel intensely curious about it. I think there is something about wanting to know that is just an integral part of the human being… wanting to know what’s…

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A traveler’s guide though original nature

This is Part Two of the conversation we featured last week. As with Part One, this conversation will seem very abstract when viewed from a “me-based” personality. Now, I don’t want to isolate anyone. I…

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What you need to know in the aftermath of a real awakening.

It’s so fascinating to notice how different life is after a genuine recognition of our True Nature. All of us spend a majority of our early lives lived through the interpretations of our mind. Our…

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Aversion, Delusion and Enlightenment

How do the enlightened masters suppress all desire, aversion, and delusion, when these are part of all humans? This is a great question. A lot of people get confused with this. Suppression, for the most…

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There is a reason to stop holding your breath

So there is a delicious rhythm called ease, which some might even recognize as happiness, or joy. It feels very soft and spacious, yet somehow grounded. It’s the opposite rhythm of how most of us…

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The perfection of the morning

There is a quiet space in the morning that I love. My home sits on a low mountain ridge, and there are all kinds of birds that make their homes in the trees that surround…

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If it’s all glory and bliss, why do I feel like crap?

A couple of weeks ago on the blog I talked about distortion, and how dangerous it can be. In that post, there was another obvious point that I want to focus on today. In that…

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