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7 Signs of a Mature Spiritual Teacher & 28 Signs of Awakening by Fiona & J Stewart

7 Ways to tell if a Spiritual Teacher is Trustworthy by Fiona Robertson 18 Indicators of Spiritual Awakening by J. Stewart Dixon J. Stewart Dixon / Editor’s note:  I had the pleasure of co-teaching a Blue Collar Enlightenment course with Fiona Robertson late in 2015.  I’ve read her great book The Art of Finding Yourself (endorsed it for her publishers ...

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What is Spirituality? by Will Pye

What is Spirituality? by Will Pye J. Stewart Dixon / Editor’s note:  I had the great opportunity to teach a few online webinar courses with Will Pye earlier this year.  I’ve read his book, I’ve taught with him. I’ve laughed and listened with him.  One of these days I’m gunna have to share a pint with him 🙂 Here’s a ...

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Out of Body Experiences: Are OBEs Real or Lucid Dreams? by Rebecca Turner

Out of Body Experiences: Are OBEs Real or Lucid Dreams? by Rebecca Turner Out of body experiences (OBEs or OOBEs) involve the vivid sensation of moving outside your physical body and sometimes traveling far beyond it.  OBEs are most likely to occur when you are asleep, meditating or practicing wake-induced lucid dream exercises. Indeed, many dream explorers agree that out-of-body ...

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Spiritual Awakening Disappointment

Trading in your separation, unhappiness, longing and seeking for disappointment is a good idea in my opinion. There’s just no way that spiritual awakening / enlightenment is going to live up to the social, historical, mythical and mental expectations that have taken hold in you. Instead, embrace complete disappointment and see what happens… HD 1080p / Running Time: 11:47

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There’s no such thing as enlightenment

This is probably the best thing I could say to any spiritual seeker to get them to stop fantasizing about something bigger or better over there and in the future. When all your nondual advaita zen buddhist day dreams finally come true you will indeed realize that it’s all been a sham. Enlightenment? Nope. En-human-ment …yes. This does not discount ...

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Neuroscience is catching up to Spirituality by J. Stewart Dixon / Theory

Last fall I took a Mindfulness and the Brain course at the University of Virginia’s Mindfulness Center. It was a revelation; not in terms of the mind’s potential, or it’s power to change or its’ more esoteric capabilities. Nope. I learned those lessons from some twenty-five years of spiritual seeking and now teaching in the schoolhalls of new-age metaphysics, yoga, ...

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