Avoiding with Acceptance

Accepting what is without understanding ‘why’ things are as they are is avoidance, this form of acceptance is a trap that keeps one powerless. Being present with what is with the intent to understand it, is transformative and powerful, and allows for new feelings, and their associated experiences, to manifest. This form of presence accepts how things are, to notice the patterns; the ability to discern patterns is known as consciousness or awareness. Once a […]
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“Spiritual Bypassing” Book Quote

“Spiritual bypassing, a term first coined by psychologist John Welwood in 1984, is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs. It is much more common than we might think and, in fact, is so pervasive as to go largely unnoticed, except in its more obvious extremes. Part of the reason for this is that we tend not to have very much tolerance, either […]
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Spiritual Bypassing at its Finest

“Very often people say to me, ‘Mooji, I am so unhappy but you don’t seem to care or even want to know what is going on.’ And actually, it is true. I don’t want to know what you think is going on. And, I don’t believe you. Nothing is going on. You are happy by nature but think you are unhappy. Your unhappiness is totally made up. You are just too lazy to look inside […]
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The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; the Tension Orgasm

After watching the movie “Sex: The Secret Gate To Eden” on Gnostic and Kabbalistic sacred sexuality (below), which happens to be right up our proverbial alley, we felt that it didn’t go quite far enough, but it did spark our own insights and connect some dots with our own ‘gnosis”, you can check out our thoughts below the video.   OUR THOUGHTS ON THE VIDEO In ancient biblical Hebrew, the word used for sex is da’at, […]
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Spiritual Bypassing

Having an enlightened ego, what Robert Augustus Masters calls “spiritual bypassing“, is the tendency of the ego to hide behind spirituality and enlightened actions and language to protect itself from being seen or eradicated.  In what ways has your ego played the enlightenment game of spiritual bypassing?  Do you avoid your pain to act enlightened and spiritual?  Why do you think you do this? “What spiritual bypassing (the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our […]
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