The Shadow Side of Awakening: False Prophets, Nasty Gurus & Bliss Babes

In the seven years since an overnight spiritual awakening catapulted me into a surreal peace with a months-long afterglow—followed by years of increasing hyper-synchronicity, mini-miracles and rare but intense episodes of suffering—I have learned two true things: Nothing is static, especially enlightenment.  And awakening to true nature does not mean liberation from the personality (and […]

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Awakening and the Radiance Factor

You know those halos on the heads of saints in medieval Christian art, the solar disc in Egyptian hieroglyphs or the flaming nimbus in Asian holy art? Well, I call it the radiance factor. And everyone has it. The thing is your radiance factor might be shining at only 40 watts instead of say the […]

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Wired for Magic: Awakening Beyond “Just This”

You keep hearing that the whole point of awakening is the end of suffering because the self that suffers is seen as a character in the dream, not the real you. I’ve said it myself in early post-awakening articles and even today, it’s being said repeatedly by non dual teachers. Just this morning I read […]

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How to Wake Up to Your Divine Agency

If there ever was an historical era where getting past the passive no-self phase of awakening mattered, this is it. Environmental peril, US presidential insanity and all-purpose darkness is on the rise. You see, it’s not enough to just play the equanimity card in the game of enlightenment. Sure, it’s true at one level that […]

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