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Spiritual Awakening Video Exercise – Be Only the Body

Spiritual Awakening Video Exercise & Guidance The Shut-Off Valve Exercise The Shut-Off Valve Exercise. Time Needed:  @ 21 Minutes  The Shut-Off Valve Exercise  gives you a direct experience of awakened awareness by shutting off all your tendencies to be everywhere except in your body.  This exercise will help you to be completely present, clear and awake in and only as the ...

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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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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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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness by Matthew MacKinnon MD

I want you to imagine that your significant other just broke up with you. You are sitting on your couch at home, ruminating about all of the “mistakes” that you made leading up to the break up. Considering that one of the biggest predictors of depression and anxiety is a pattern of self-blame and rumination , you will likely not ...

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Stop Pretending by Catherine Ingram / Guidance

One day a six-year-old friend said to me, “Pretend you are surrounded by a thousand hungry tigers. What would you do?” I visualized the situation as he had suggested and, coming up with no viable plan of action, said, “Wow, I don’t know. What would you do?” And he replied, “I’d stop pretending.” In many ways, our usual pretending to ...

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Living Free by Mike Jenkins / Inspiration

More and more these days I get a sense of both being here and not being here. It is one of those divine paradoxes that makes no sense to the reasoning mind but which is understood through living it. Language can paint a picture but it is limited because it assumes that you understand the words I use in much ...

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How will this change me—will I be happier? by Peter Fenner / Theory

A question that frequently, and naturally, arises in any type of transformational work is, “How will this change me?” “Will I be more effective?” “Will I suffer less?” People would like to hear that their lives will be richer, more harmonious, and that they will be better able to deal with challenging situations. It’s tempting for people to infer that ...

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Spiritual Awakening Video Exercise – Finding Ego & Mind in the World

Spiritual Awakening Video Exercise & Guidance Finding Ego Mind in the world Exercise Finding Ego Mind in the World Exercise. Time Needed:  @ 18 Minutes     Finding Ego Mind in the World  Exercise lays  the ground work for finding, seeing and dismantling ego and mind relative to the world, race, religion, society, nationality and politics.   Finding and seeing ego allows ...

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Every evening comes the moon by Brian Theriault / Guidance

Editor’s Note / J. Stewart Dixon:  Every once in a while an article comes along, such as the one below,  with a special blend of poignancy depth and accuracy.  An article similar to this resulted in my own awakening.  May Brian’s article inspire, assist and transform you.  And yes- this is a LONG article- mini book length. Light a candle, ...

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