Blue Collar Blog

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 Enlightenment Stages

Modern Spiritual Awakening Stages- 8 mile posts on your bumpy journey to blue collar enlightenment   I had this conversation with student a few weeks ago:   Awesome.  So what things have you done in pursuit of awakening ? Typical stuff I guess- lots of online you tube videos, and some kindle  books. Oh- and I went to a weekend ...

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Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Volume 2

Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Volume 2- The raw unhyped truth about spiritual awakening enlightenment, how to attain it & what to expect. You listen to your head too much You listen to your heart too much So last night I was sitting in my hot tub, drinking a glass of cabernet sauvignon and smoking a Tatuaje Havana cigar and I had ...

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Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Volume 1

Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Volume 1

Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Volume 1- The raw unhyped truth about spiritual awakening enlightenment, how to attain it & what to expect. What are some of the unhyped  symptoms of spiritual awakening or enlightenment? I wanted to use this post (and hopefully others like it in other volumes) to describe some of raw unfiltered unhyped symptoms of spiritual awakening.  “Symptoms” is ...

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Depression and Awakening by J. Stewart Dixon

I talk a lot about existential depression… It’s a very important element, if not the most important element in the spiritual awakening / enlightenment process.  Existential depression and spiritual awakening are two sides of the same coin. Existential depression is the invitational doorway into spiritual awakening.  Existential depression is the natural healing expression of transcending egoic mind-based pain, suffering, and separation. ...

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Depression- Spiritual Awakening or Antidepressants ?

Depression- Spiritual Awakening or Antidepressants? About 12% of everyone you know is on antidepressants.  Our collective addiction, over-prescription, misdiagnosis and acquiescence to big pharmaceutical has resulted in a CVS on every street corner in America and no real long-term cure for depression.  I’m dedicating a large part of my teaching to offering a radical natural cure to depression. Running Time: ...

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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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