The Truth about Spiritual Truths

My life completely turned around when I stopped repeating words that I learned before integrating the teaching.  For example, when I learned some new spiritual “truth” I would start sharing it and telling myself how much farther down the path I’d gotten.  I see this all time (especially on Social Media) where people who I know are suffering, judging, hurting, and hating are sharing spiritual stuff as if they are gurus.  I’ve done it myself.

Part of the reason for doing this is because of one of the most prevalent spiritual teachings: Your Words Become Your Reality.  For the pre-enlightened that translates as, “If I say it often enough, it will become true.”

Unfortunately, this is only a partial truth.  … Read the rest

“Are you ready to live in a world without fear or judgment?”

“Are you ready to live in a world without fear or judgment?”

This is the lead sentence in a current ad for a very well known and popular “Spiritual Teacher”. The problem with this come-on (and the subsequent “let me show you how”), is that it’s misleading, unrealistic, and just downright silly in a pie-in-the-sky kind of way. If you REALLY want to be a TRULY “spiritual” person, meaning ‘awake’, ‘enlightened’, etc., then you must understand that we are human beings and we are designed to survive. We are designed to have fear and judgement. It is what keeps us alive.
Have we taken it to a ridiculous level? Yes.
Do we misunderstand it? Yes.
Should we completely banish it
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#SpiritualBS : “If it doesn’t come easy, it wasn’t meant to be.”

#SpiritualBS : “If it doesn’t come easy, it wasn’t meant to be.”
This is a very common teaching among many spiritual teachers. It is simply (generally speaking) wrong.
The EASE that spiritual MASTERS speak of is ease of heart, ease of mind and ease of soul. Buddha sat for EIGHT YEARS under the bodhi tree before finding enlightenment. Do you really think that was easy? Christ was HUNG FROM A CROSS as his reward for trying to bring love into the world. Was THAT easy? It took Michael Jordan SEVEN YEARS to win a championship ring. Ya think that was easy? It took women in the U.S. almost EIGHTY YEARS of fighting just to earn the right to vote. Yeah…
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Spiritual Manifesting: FAIL

Image resultIs the Law of Attraction/Manifesting not working for you?  Would you like to know why?

The answer is actually quite simple, but may seem incredibly complicated at the same time.  Y’know… like most of our spiritual lessons:  Simple when you get it, but crazy complex when you don’t.

When you begin to awaken, you become aware of an entirely new paradigm and perspective of the Truth in the world. But until you become a fully awakened Master, you are most likely still struggling with the balance between the spiritual and physical worlds.  They still seem very separate, even though you know there is no separation.

So you use the Law of Attraction (LOA) to manifest that new job, car, partner, … Read the rest

Superficial Spirituality

I’m always amazed at the depths we humans go to for the purpose of being superficial.

I realize that the complexity of that sentence will turn 90+% off and they will not read further. That is a shame, because those people will miss out on a very profound observation which will then lead to an even profounder learning.

So the observation that triggered this is rant actually one I’ve posted about on Facebook several times in the last few years: objectification in the name of spirituality, and conversely the avoidance of profound spiritual moments for the sake of superficiality.

Specifically all those memes of pretty, skinny white women in yoga poses or out in a field with some cool new-agey … Read the rest

Failing like a winner

failI know… I’ve been quiet lately.  I’ve been going internal and working on new things, mostly myself.  And for the most part, I’ve been failing miserably.

Last week, in the marvelous way the Universe works, I was looking for a birthday present for my teenage nephew and came across a book called No Summit Out of Sight, a true story about a 13 year old kid who climbed the 8 highest peaks in the world.  I bought a copy for myself as well.

I’m 51 years old, and aside from a truly fantastic relationship with my Bohemian Soulmate, I have absolutely nothing to show for my life. I eek out a living working a job that takes a … Read the rest