spiritual freedom

5 Misunderstandings About Spiritual Freedom – Spiritual Article

Spiritual freedom is often badly misunderstood, so I wanted to talk about some common misconceptions about it in today’s blog post.A bonus misconception that I’ll add is that many people think that one singular spiritual moment will immediately dissolve all their ego forever, but that’s not typically how it is. Thus, spiritual awakening has been misunderstood as one of those singular moments, but it is only a starting point on the path to spiritual freedom.  It’s best to look go of…

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How to Face Fear – Spiritual Article

Fear is powerful, and in times of crisis, it can feel debilitating.But fear is also natural. On the path to spiritual freedom, we learn how to surrender to natural mechanisms as we dissolve the ego self which unconsciously and needlessly triggers these old responses.If there are people in your life feeling a lot of fear, I encourage you to share this video with them. How to Face Fear Video Donate to Support this WorkSign up for my Free Spiritual NewsletterWhat…

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Lost in a Savior Complex – Spiritual Article

Time to Put Heroes and Saviors to Rest There are a lot of people in different types of professions who can develop a savior complex. What is a savior complex? It’s the idea that one person can save another, a group, or a whole world. It’s a commonly accepted belief, and this idea is reinforced in all sorts of ways, starting with Christianity.For whatever reason, the Christian establishment that built up over the centuries created a story where Jesus is…

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Enduring the Ego Grind – Spiritual Article

When we really start to let go of the ego, old thought and emotional patterns may start to scream and feel rather painful. This makes the experience of surrender a grind–at least initially.If we move through these moments when the ego wants to go back to a familiar pattern, then we find the peace that is often talked about by spiritual teachers like myself. If not or if we only go part way, we can get stuck in unnecessary discomfort.Hopefully,…

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New Spiritual Freedom Video – Spiritual Article

I have written blog posts for more than nine years, and so occasionally, they need refreshing.I recently updated my spiritual freedom blog post and added a video to it. It was a pretty big overhaul, not because it was bad before. But I feel like I can offer a more complete explanation of spiritual freedom from the understanding that I now have. I’m still growing and evolving at the same time I am also dissolving deeper attachments. It’s something to…

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Afraid to Meet Your Self – Spiritual Article

More than a few people I’ve met are afraid of themselves. They’re afraid of what they will find inside, and that fear keeps many people from even looking.But the true Self–the consciousness within and which is a droplet in the ocean of oneness–is nothing to fear. It is also kind of nothing–it is not a thing.As for the ego and the person’s past, they will find whatever they are attached to. They will find enjoyable things and unenjoyable things, so…

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Suffering Is Grace – Spiritual Article

Suffering is grace.If you are reading this post today, the likelihood is that suffering brought you to my blog today. Suffering most likely brought you to the spiritual path.If someone is immersed in a comfortable happy life, they generally don’t go digging through search engine results and social media to find spiritual articles. They’re happy. Their ego has decided to keep things as they are. Does it occasionally happen that someone comes to a stage of happiness and success that…

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Observing Society’s Ego to Understand Your Own – Spiritual Article

It is so easy to want to look at society and blame it for its faults or agree with its values. We tend to do both. But as people on the path to spiritual freedom, we can do something more wise. We can use society as a mirror to reflect our ego issues back to us. In so doing, we can go further on the path to realizing freedom from our ego and the suffering it causes. Observing Society to…

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What Are You Doing With Your Time? – Spiritual Article

Time.It goes so fast.We have so little of it. And we don’t know how much time we get.Yet, people are often lost in the illusion that they have all the time in the world, and they put off a lot of important things. One of those important things is the path to spiritual freedom.Until we are free, we are very good at wasting time. We waste it on things that do not truly serve us, nourish us, or enliven us.…

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Awakening Is Only the Beginning – Spiritual Article

When someone has a big spiritual moment, there’s a tendency to think that this is the final and total spiritual experience or realization. This is particularly true if the experience was enjoyable because if something feels good, why wouldn’t you want that all the time?Well, there are lots of things that feel good that should only be temporary. Otherwise, you can end up in addiction. But more to the point, the initial experiences we have are just a taste of…

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Why the Spiritual Path Is Critical in Turbulent Times – Spiritual Article

Changing, turbulent times bring a great deal of fear and anxiety for people, and that’s one of the main reasons spirituality is so important.The path to spiritual freedom is about dealing with our ego triggers that cause the fear and anxiety. As we mature on the spiritual path, we realize that the external world will always be changing. There’s no way to make it consistently “safe.” Usually, those attempts lead to control or trying to hide from everyone and everything.…

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Are You Adding or Subtracting Ego? – Spiritual Article

Time to cut out ego at the spiritual workshop. When people start on the spiritual path, they commonly are trying to become “more” of something. They want to be more spiritual, more healed, more whole, more happy, or more of something else. But the path to spiritual freedom isn’t about getting more. It’s about subtracting the ego to find the vastness within us.This point is missed on many people, and more than a few people get lost and create a…

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The Power of Realizing Awareness – Spiritual Article

There are moments when people realize that they are awareness.These moments are powerful.When it happens for the very first time, it can be shocking. It can be beautiful. It can be scary, but the fear usually comes after the experience when the person re-identifies with the ego. At that point, the ego is saying, “What was that? Am I not who I thought I was?”No. You aren’t. You are so much more.Other moments come as well as a person dissolves…

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How to Deal with an Existential Crisis – Spiritual Article

Existential crisis.I hear this term get thrown around a lot.According to dictionary.com, an existential crisis is “a psychological episode in which a person questions the meaning of their life and of existence itself.”I would define it this way:”An existential crisis is a realization or series of realizations where the ego self discovers that it is full of sh*t and that its ideas about how life should be and how the person should be are actually wrong.”People don’t like this experience,…

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Why I Play the Spiritual Long Game – Spiritual Article

The long game is essentially planning for the future.It is the opposite of immediate gratification.Sometimes when I talk about “be here now” and how “spiritual freedom is already here,” I get the sense that some people hear this from a standpoint of immediate gratification. They’re like:”Great! If everything is already here now, then I don’t have to do anything.”Actually…Being here now makes us appreciative of how life works and how human beings work. One of those realities is that we…

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Why Choosing the Spiritual Path Is Urgent – Spiritual Article

The video I’ve created and shared below is about helping people understand why the spiritual path should not be put off. When the spiritual path is simply about making more routines or learning new beliefs, I can see why spirituality wouldn’t seem urgent. Since the path is often presented in this way, it seems like just another time suck. But the true spiritual path is the path to freedom. That path is about letting go of ego attachments that blind…

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7 Posts from 2018 Worth Checking Out Again – Spiritual Article

I write a bunch of spiritual awakening posts every year, but few ever get noticed once if even that. So I felt like pulling together a short compilation of posts from 2018 that would be worth reading again or for the first time if you missed them or you are new to me. On another note, you can stay in touch with me by subscribing to my free newsletter. Click the link below to join up for as long as…

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