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The Universe is organizing a collective shift of consciousness that’s being delivered in the form of a global pandemic.  The shift means different things to different people. But one thing for sure is that all of us take part in it.  This collective shift brings many blessings, though many of them may not look like blessings. For example, the mandatory self quarantine and social distancing is in fact an externally enforced opportunity to go within…

When people tell me about their experience of going through intense periods of inner transformation, it typically includes side effects like these: Overwhelm, depression, frustration, spaciness, lack of drive, lack of focus, chronic exhaustion, mood swings, trouble sleeping. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing some of these symptoms. But not all of these reasons are spiritual or mystical. In fact, there’s a very basic reason for these side effects that applies to…

The modern empowerment culture tells you to love your body. But nobody explains why, beyond the functional purpose of raising our society’s perennially low self-esteem. On the other hand, many traditional spiritual teachings carry the implicit connotation that the body is a burden, that whatever you experience through the body is unenlightened and ephemeral. The truth goes much beyond either. The truth is that your body is your portal of connection between consciousness and matter.…

For the light of your consciousness to illuminate the world, For you to become the healing presence you came to this planet to be, first you have to BE HERE. That sounds plain and simple. But for many energetically sensitive beings walking the path of liberation and authenticity, we are never fully “here”. Because we feel so much and the world can be so damn painful and overwhelming. So we keep one foot out of…

Have you ever taken an online personality test? Or believed that you have some inconvenient idiosyncrasies because of a childhood trauma? We live in a world that worships analysis. We like to analyze, evaluate, classify and probe into our own psyche, behaviors, emotions and habits, in the name of “self improvement”. And we like to do this to others even more. This kind of activities, though helpful to certain extent, can quickly become a total…

Many claim they want more freedom. But few are actually able to handle real freedom. The truth is whatever constraints and limitations we have in life also provide security, predictability and comfort. Most people would rather have that…than freedom. Though it may seem otherwise, what’s really stopping you from having more freedom is not external constraints. But rather, internal alignment. [vsw id=”SMYRWJzL3BI” source=”youtube” width=”300″ height=”169″ autoplay=”no”] * * * Like this post? Sign up to never…

Lots of my readers ask me when they will find “the one”. Recently I got this message from a lovely person: “I want to meet a love partner, but it just doesn’t seem to come my way yet. Mind you I am not desperate. But I have a lot of capacity for love. I don’t know where to direct it except to my family. I’d love to have a baby, but that’s apparently not coming my…

“Ego” is the scapegoat word that some people blame every undesirable human quality on. It’s a concept that, more often than not, masks the lack of clarity in awareness, rather than helping to create constructive internal change. In this video, I talk about what ego is — the part of your consciousness that is programmed to preserve the most recent version of an isolated individual identity. I also talk about how most “self improvement” schemes center…

Is “working on yourself” working for you? A reader who’s going through a tough period in her personal transformation asked for help. She felt “as if everything I’ve ever worked for internally and spiritually has been efforts for nothing at all”. Sound familiar? Then watch the video. In this video, I talk about–obviously–whether “working on yourself” is a useful pursuit. Hint: the answer is yes and no, because I’m excellent at dodging questions. I also talk about: why…

A bootcamp is an intense training experience. It breaks you down so it can build you back up. It’s supposed to challenge your grit, faith, sense of identity, capacity for growth. That’s why I call the spiritual shift I’ve experienced in the past few years a “bootcamp”. But the unique thing about a spiritual bootcamp is no one designed the curriculum for you. You are both the trainer and the trainee, while the curriculum writes…

Most of us hate emptiness. Whenever I felt that inexplicable void inside, I used to grab the nearest distraction in sight—work, food, sex, shopping, news…—and try to get myself out of that black hole as fast as possible. That tactic works…for most people. But you aren’t most people. Yes, you, who are reading these lines right now, are on a path of self mastery towards your highest potential. It may not feel like it, but…

The past month has been a difficult time for many, as the configuration of planetary energy stirred up conflict and turmoil, both internal and external. If you’ve lost/separated from loved ones during this time, see your project/business stalled, or find yourself drowning in self doubt and sorrow for no reason, my heart goes out to you. I myself have experienced the disintegration of an intimate relationship, despite our genuine love and mutual efforts to be…

Your yoga teacher, shrink and shaman all told you that you should practice meditation. You saw Ellen Degeneres endorse TM—that’s Transcendental Meditation for those who’ve lived under a rock for the past fifty years—on TV and thought perhaps it was time to invest $1000 in your spiritual growth. So you decide you will start meditating…soon…but definitely not this weekend. You’re supposed to go to three July 4th BBQs this weekend. Well, if you haven’t got…

In this video I talk about what I call “transformational fatigue”, the burnout feeling you get sometimes when you’re going through a re-wiring of the energetic make-up of of your being. Any change, including change in your consciousness, can be exhausting. The intangible transformation can take up more energy and mental space than you’ve ever realized. Don’t judge yourself for being “negative” or unproductive. Respect your own metamorphic process. And give it space to happen. Watch…

This video is my intuitive visioning of what 2015 means for all who check any of the following – A. are energetically sensitive B. are going through a major transformation C. felt like shit sometimes in 2014 D. still feel like shit E. feel “emptied out” F. feel life has been a standstill If you’re not any of these, you can still watch. I won’t judge 😎 Happy New Year to all!    * *…

(Art by Julia Watkins) Life has thrown suffering your way and propelled you on a truth-seeking path. There’s no turning back. If you’re anything like me, you’ve meditated, gone to workshops, read books, listened to the masters. You’ve healed your past-life traumas and embraced your shadows. You’ve been feeling incrementally better, and theoretically wiser. Because you’re almost a spiritual Wikipedia by now. You know every spiritual concept and healing modality and positive affirmation out there.…