Do you Receive an Oscar for Awakening?

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>>It is understatement in the extreme to say that spiritual opening is not necessarily a benign, nice, neat, or comfortable process. Initially we may flirt with spiritual opening, doing some meditation practices, reading spiritual or metaphysical literature, trying out different teachers and teachings, perhaps hoping that our spiritual experiences will make us happier or more successful, but when we go, or are compelled to go, beyond spiritual dilettantism and cultism, reaching the point where we […] Read more »

To Transcend Yourself Be Yourself

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“Many equate spiritual awakening and liberation with somehow moving beyond selfhood, but my deepest intuition about this is that the more deeply we ARE our uniquely individuated self, the closer we are to fully awakening to who and what we truly are. In short, to transcend yourself be yourself.” ~Robert Augustus Masters Read more »

The Hive is…a Community

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From what we have been able to see from within, there are two different awakenings happening, the first is a managed awakening, and it is for those who still feel the need to be saved from tyranny.  Unfortunately, whenever you need somebody to save you, you become dependent on them, and the savior eventually is revealed to be twice the villain as the first villain; out of the frying pan and into the fire, or so […] Read more »

Romance drugs us; love awakens us.

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Just about anyone can get romantic, but far fewer can truly love and sustain love. Romance asks little more of us than popping a pill, but love — especially love in genuinely intimate relationship — asks for plenty, requiring not just our hearts but also our wakefulness, our integrity and discernment, and our on-tap capacity to both open and protect ourselves. Cutting through our romantic illusions does not, however, mean an end to relational magic; […] Read more »

Resistance is Futile

When it comes to avoiding the reality of what is, as the Borg from Star Trek would say, “resistance” really “is futile”. Resisting a pattern and reality is just the other side of the same coin of impulsively acting upon a pattern, they are two halves of the same whole; a sliding dualistic scale of good vs evil, us vs them, security vs freedom, moral vs immoral, and victim vs villain. You can’t just positive […] Read more »

Entangled vs. Individuated Awakening

Friends, the notion that in enlightenment there is a hierarchy, and that you lose yourself into a giant blob of consciousness the more aware you become, is an ego trap created by those who severely lack awareness! How can a more aware being lose their personality in unity consciousness? If you are more aware, wouldn’t you be more unique, not more the same as everyone else? A hierarchy implies dominance, submission, and a pecking order, […] Read more »

Enlightenment is Destructive

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“Make no mistake about it — enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” ~ADYASHANTI Read more »

Judging Judgment

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"If you would like to quit judging others to experience a harmonious life, then you must first stop judging it. Yes, you must clear your judgment of judgment in order to witness all of your other judgments, to finally leave the trap of judgment. Anything else is just an ego workaround (self-deception) that pretends to have stopped judging." ~Nathan Martin & Aline Van Meer Read more »

Insights from Dreams on 9/18/13

These are the lessons and insights I received from my dreams on 9/18/2013, about the dualistic dimension in which we live. I find that paying attention to the patterns in my dreams helps me to better understand life. This particular lesson was very interesting to me, so I felt that I would share it with you. Read more »

Duality’s Big Lie

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“Both the masculine and feminine each have two energetic poles, a positive and negative, and these have been severed internally from each other by pride and shame at the fall in the Garden of Eden. This internal split of the masculine makes him a hero when he gives his “doing” from his genital pole and a villain when he receives her “being” in his heart pole, while the internal split of the feminine makes her […] Read more »

Misconceptions About Surrender

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There is a misconception within many westernized Tantric communities on the meaning of the word “surrender” and how it applies to men and women. It is thrown around and used as a divine form of submission, especially as a proof of how much a woman trusts her man; to surrender to his divinely masculine love and heart. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a duality consciousness attempt to understand a unity consciousness concept, it just […] Read more »