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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Why I Prefer the Company of Awakened Women over The Non-Duality Manscape

That radically feminist quote by the Dalai Lama is starting to make sense. “The world will be saved by the western woman,” his Holiness said at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit.  When I first heard about these controversial words five years ago, I was steeped in the vastness, percolating awe and stillness in a months-long post awakening bliss […]

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