Awakened and Being at a Loss for Words

Spiritual awakening and other major spiritual shifts can leave us at a total loss for words.And why would we have words for these shifts?Our words and vocabulary are built around what we know, and so if we are taken into a brand new experience and/or set of experiences, then we very rarely know how to describe what is going on. It's to be expected.What comes next is a time of finding those words and learning how to understand what has arisen. The more powerful the spiritual experience, the more time it may take to settle down and understand. Additionally, if someone awakens, a lot of energy moves and creates a lot of … [Read Entire Story]

Online Talk: How to Avoid Creating a Spiritual Ego

Many people are focused on other people’s egos and what others are doing wrong. But it’s always easier to find the error in another than in ourselves. This is precisely why doing inner work is so important. Turning our attention inwards gives us clarity about who we are and who we are trying to be. This clarity is one of many key tools to help us avoid creating a spiritual ego.A spiritual ego is nothing… [Read Entire Story]

Updated Posts About Healing, Spiritual Ego, and the Spiritual Path

At the time of this post, I've been blogging for almost 8 straight years. That's a lot of spiritual blog posts. Some have stood the test of time, and some have become dated in terms of how I share my thoughts about spirituality. As such, I've been taking time to re-work some of these older posts … [Read Entire Story]

Recording: Building the Right Spiritual Network

I often talk about the importance of spiritual community, although I want you to consider my rungs of the ladder metaphor in understanding this. When you’re on the first rung of the ladder, that’s important. But later on you, you don’t use the first rung of the ladder when you’re on the sixth. While the spiritual path isn’t that linear, I encourage you to appreciate how we develop. Some things are important at one time, and later on, they’re not important at all. Spiritual community is often one of those things.Initially, having the right spiritual network to guide and support someone can be… [Read Entire Story]

Online Talk: Making Big Life Changes After Awakening

The topic of how to make big life changes after a spiritual awakening is a common one. For some people, it’s because they are confronted by changes that they’ve avoided. For others, the shift puts them into a new stage of life and that requires adjustment in the external world. For still others, this inner shift can cause a lot of fear… [Read Entire Story]

The Fear of the Unknown

The fear of the unknown.Buckle up. Clear your schedule. This is a big one.The fear of the unknown is a core issue that most people have. While we don't all share the same types of fears, most people seem to find something scary about unknown experiences. For many people, unknown body sensations and experiences can trigger the fear of the unknown. Other people find the uncertainty of the future scary. Some people find creating new relationships to … [Read Entire Story]

Being at Peace With Pain

Being at peace with pain is possibly one of the highest orders of spiritual maturity. In a world that is so full of pain and suffering, the concept of being at peace with pain is probably a foreign one to many of you. Firstly, I need to remind everyone of how I am defining these terms. Pain is a communication tool of the heart-body-mind. It's telling you that something is wrong. If you step on a tack, the physical pain is telling you … [Read Entire Story]

Accepting Your Body’s Mortality and Frailty

One of the most powerful ways we can ever learn to surrender is to surrender to our body's frailty and ultimate demise.This is no small thing. While it's fairly common knowledge that fear of death is a huge issue for most of humanity, that conceptual understanding changes little. There are so many beliefs, emotions, and biological triggers that are intertwined with the fear of death that the issue is submerged into the subconscious and is difficult to root out. At the… [Read Entire Story]

How to be Spiritually Conscious With Unconscious People

One of the truths of human life that people become immediately confronted with is that no matter how much you change yourself, others are unlikely to do so. Most people prefer the familiarity of their unconsciousness, and of course, the horrible truth about unconsciousness is that people don't know that they don't know. That ignorance fuels many ideas for others about themselves such as, "this is just how life is," "my life is fine," and many, many other beliefs. These blind beliefs are often clung to religiously by those are still unconscious, and many of them will want nothing to do with seeing life or themselves in any different light.And yet, you will be interacting with unconscious people… [Read Entire Story]

When Your Spiritual Awakening No Longer Matters

The subject of this spiritual blog post may seem surprising, but it's a reality for some people. For those who really dissolve away into spaciousness and love, spiritual awakening no longer matters. It simply becomes a past moment that was a gateway to other moments. Kinda like birth.Being born into our human existence was a really big moment for all of us, but it is not… [Read Entire Story]

All About Spiritual Awakening Live Streaming

Hi everyone. I’m switching to a new way of doing webinars called “live streaming.” It seems to be a means of connecting that is growing in increasing popularity, so I felt like giving it a shot. The live stream will be on a link on YouTube, so there won’t be the need for any kind of downloading. It’ll basically all proceed much like my usual webinars, and there will be a space to type in questions.The live streams will always be on this link on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/JimTolles/liveI do need feedback, so if you sign up, please let me… [Read Entire Story]

Coming Home to the Infinite Within You

Life is change for the human being. It's always growing, declining, dying, and being born. It is an inevitable aspect of life for us. Yet many people attempt to use spirituality to avoid this undeniable human truth. They hope to find some form of safe comfort in the external world, and thus, many spiritual seekers are essentially refugees from this truth. This happens for innumerable reasons, but mainly, it happens because people fear pain and death.But pain and death are here. And no "home" can be … [Read Entire Story]

Why Spiritual Awakening Can Be so Uncomfortable

I've talked about a lot of the discomforts and pains that can come up on this blog many times before. As I've often said, you can feel discomfort in any part of your body or energy field. All of you is embraced by a spiritual awakening. Where you are in resistance to that embrace and to your own divine energy is where you will experience pain.One point that I haven't… [Read Entire Story]

The Error of Defending Your Beliefs

The intent of this spirituality blog post is to point to the nature of most beliefs. Generally speaking, beliefs arise out of the past or concerns for the future rather than the necessity of the present moment. In so many ways, human beings are wrapping themselves up in a fur coat of beliefs to try to keep out the chill of reality. In so doing, they distort their sense of what life is and what is around them. Make no mistake, having ideas and seeing the truth of the matter makes us strong advocates and powerful people, but that power does not come from our … [Read Entire Story]

12 Great Spiritual Awakening Posts You Probably Missed

As I sit here writing this post in April 2015, I've now been writing this blog for five years (although I say that I really started it in earnest in August 2010). That's a long time, and I've written a lot of stuff. Many of you had no idea that I or this blog even existed, and that means there's probably a whole bunch of great spiritual awakening posts you've missed.Plus, some of my creatively titled posts don't catch peoples' eyes because you may not immediately know what they're about. Additionally, search engines tend to be even more literal-minded. So a blog post titled … [Read Entire Story]

After Healing Abuse: The Collapse of the Victim Mentality

Healing abuse is powerful medicine. It's necessary medicine for a world with so much pain and suffering. Consider the below statistic:"On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States—more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year."– The National Domestic Violence Hotlinehttp://www.thehotline.org/resources/statistics/Obviously, we know … [Read Entire Story]

Webinar: Releasing Judgment

My students have been talking about issues with self-judgment a lot lately, so I felt like creating this webinar around the topic of judgment in general. It's very easy for people to get lost in a sea of judgments about themselves and other people. But what is really going on here? What is the unconscious… [Read Entire Story]

Volunteering

This spiritual work that I do only grows so much as we all want it to. It’s truly a co-creation between you–my students, readers, and well-wishing supporters–and me. I can say that I’m happy doing my part as a spiritual teacher, but I need your help to allow this work to continue to grow.Some of you have already joined my social media team to help share my blogs and videos around the Internet, and this is helping to build up visibility for … [Read Entire Story]

Frequently Asked Questions About Regular Email Exchanges

I offer email exchanges as a service, and the basics are straightforward. For those who prefer to write and be responded to, I offer an exchange of reading 4 emails from you and sending 4 email replies.This can be a way of having a spiritual teacher as a kind of pen pal. Some people get a lot of it, and in a way, it can be like journaling only you can get feedback for it. Many people may want to do this first to get more comfortable working with me before stepping into a one-on-one session (which is my preferred avenue of teaching with students).For those where English is … [Read Entire Story]