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Spiritual Stories are like assholes- everyone’s got one.

Spiritual stories are like assholes- everyone’s got one.   This is an interview that my friend Tom Goddard did with me a week or so ago.  I’m not dissing Tom, or myself or anybody’s spiritual story.  (I am dissing Fox news- because, well, they suck dog terds) Your story is real, true, and important.  It’s your adventure.  But like everything ...

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The path to enlightenment and spiritual awakening is organized anarchy

The path to spiritual awakening or blue collar enlightenment is organized anarchy. The other day my ten year old son (Jeremy) and I were having a lazy, bored, January Sunday.  You know, one of those days when the outside vista is a swirl of a grey, overcast, semi-drizzle, non-motivational poo dangle?  So, we decided to bake some cookies.  I’m talking ...

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How to achieve a spiritual awakening breakthrough

How to achieve a spiritual awakening breakthrough: Resetting your spiritual path with or without drugs.   Last summer I went on a six mile kayak fishing trip with a younger friend /buddy. He offered me some mushrooms to “reset” while on the trip. I passed, but I heartily invited him to do so. He took a mild safe, amount and ...

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How to achieve enlightenment or spiritual awakening

How to achieve enlightenment or spiritual awakening: The Spiritual art of breaking bad. There’s a scene, you know it well, in the original 1999 film The Matrix.  Morpheus offers Neo the choice between two pills- the blue one and the red one: “You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever ...

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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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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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