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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What to Do About Apparent Evil?


I’ve given up being Zen about Donald Trump. The truth matters. A refrain has been stuck on repeat in my head for the first week of the new US Presidency: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” These words were spoken by president John F. Kennedy (and […]

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The Master Key to Awakened Magic


I heard from a friend recently, an author and a teacher who had an awakening two decades ago who told me that the flow of magic had abruptly dried up in her life. By this, she meant the gifts of self-remembrance ( synchronicity, ease, intuitive knowing and mini-miracles) had come to a halt just as if […]

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The Liberating Magic of Lucid Living


I’m going to let you in on my dirty little secret. Well, maybe it’s more like a nervous confession —I live my daily life increasingly convinced I am dreaming it all up and that everyone in this dream serves me in some mysterious and magical way. No, I don’t mean servitude but rather service—all of […]

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