Practical Oneness

Recently, I heard another talk by Constance Kellough. In this talk, she spoke of Oneness, a term exemplified by the heartfelt name of her company, Namaste Publishing. She spoke of how karma was not retribution …

Surrender and Engage

One of the more curious challenges of the post awakening process can be the shifts in the apparent rules of the game. Habits of mind and action may no longer seem appropriate. But what then …

Enlighten Up!

Liberated Self’s blog mentions a new documentary film opening this summer in select cities in the US, Enlighten Up! “Filmmaker Kate Churchill is determined to prove that yoga can transform anyone.  Nick Rosen is skeptical …

Why Tell a Story?

Recently ran into a great article on Why Tell a Story, by Gina Lake. “Every experience we have ever had is in the past. It’s gone, and will never be here again. All we have …

Awake Dating

While I would certainly not call myself a dating expert, I thought it would be useful to consider how it changes with dating consciously and awakening. A lot of what we call “chemistry” is emotional …

The Instructions

There’s a saying that floats around spiritual circles. The instructions are on the outside of the box. The box is the ego, the mental construct we have formed. Our separate reality. We need people or …

More Sex and Spirituality

Recently, Tom Stine raised the question of Sex and Spirituality. Is celibacy necessary or is sex a natural part of spirituality? This drew out many comments. There was a surprising degree of commonality given the …

Trusting Life

It’s astonishing what arises when we begin to simply trust life to be OK. While you may not think you “mistrust” life in any real way, our culture encourages us to fight and struggle with …

Ayurveda and Depression

An interesting article on the origins of depression in low digestive fire and unprocessed emotions. “From the ayurvedic perspective, emotional imbalance is caused by lack of coordination of an individual’s senses, emotions and thoughts.” “The …