E17 – Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey, Part 3

This is part 6 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”. It covers the second talk in the series, called “Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey”. This particular segment continues to describe the various ways that love shows up in our lives to guide us through the awakening process. It also addresses the themes of learning to trust yourself and why it’s so essential to honor your own journey. It is my hope that it will help you shift the internal dialogue that you have with yourself about who you are, and offers you some alternative ways of seeing, treating, and experiencing yourself with greater tenderness. To learn more about this podcast, about nondual wisdom, or about me, please visit https://awakeningintolife.com/.

E16 – Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey, Part 2

This is part 5 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”. It covers the second talk in the series, called “Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey”. This particular segment continues offering suggestions for loving yourself in a healthy and appropriate manner, while also beginning to enter into a description of how love works to move us through the awakening process. It is my hope that it will help you shift the internal dialogue that you have with yourself about who you are, and offers you some alternative ways of seeing, treating, and experiencing yourself with greater tenderness. To learn more about this podcast, about nondual wisdom, or about me, please visit https://awakeningintolife.com/.

E15 – Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey, Part 1

This is part 4 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”. It covers the second talk in the series, called “Loving Yourself, Trusting Yourself, and Honoring Your Own Journey”. This particular segment addresses the question ‘does your life really look like the life of someone who loves themselves?’ and begins to outline why most of us aren’t acting in loving, kind, or compassionate ways with ourselves. It is my hope that it will help you shift the internal dialogue that you have with yourself about who you are, and offers you some alternative ways of seeing, treating, and experiencing yourself with greater tenderness. To learn more about this podcast, about nondual wisdom, or about me, please visit https://awakeningintolife.com/.

E14 – Tilting in the Direction of Awakening, Part 3

This is part 3 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”.  The first 3 episodes focus on the topic of “Tilting in the Direction of Awakening” which serves as an introduction to the series.  It talks about what an authentic spiritual awakening really is and why it’s so difficult to talk about (and to understand).  It is my hope that it will help you orient yourself to the true nature of the awakening journey and prepare you to receive what the rest of the series has to offer.

E13 – Tilting in the Direction of Awakening, Part 2

This is part 2 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”. The first 3 episodes focus on the topic of “Tilting in the Direction of Awakening” which serves as an introduction to the series. It talks about what an authentic spiritual awakening really is and why it’s so difficult to talk about (and to understand). It is my hope that it will help you orient yourself to the true nature of the awakening journey and prepare you to receive what the rest of the series has to offer.

E12 – Tilting in the Direction of Awakening, Part 1

This is part 1 in a multi-part series that covers a 3-month workshop I did in 2019, called “a Campaign of Consciousness”. The first 3 episodes focus on the topic of “Tilting in the Direction of Awakening” which serves as an introduction to the series. It talks about what an authentic spiritual awakening really is and why it’s so difficult to talk about (and to understand). This particular episode had some problematic sections though, due to an open mic during the originally recorded Zoom session, so you may notice a couple of changes to the recording along the way. Despite this, it is my hope that it will help you orient yourself to the true nature of the awakening journey and prepare you to receive what the rest of the series has to offer.

E11 – My Story of Awakening, Part 6

This is part 6 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening.  Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center.  Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later.  In this final part, I give the second half of my update on my awakening journey over the past five years – and discuss how things have shifted.  It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together. 

E10 – My Story of Awakening, Part 5

This is part 5 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening.  Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center.  Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later.  In this fifth part, I give the first half of my update on my awakening journey over the past five years – and discuss how things have shifted.  It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together. 

E9 – My Story of Awakening, Part 4

This is part 4 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening. Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center. Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later. In this fourth part, I talk about coming back into the world again and I also answer questions from those in attendance. It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together.

E8 – My Story of Awakening, Part 3

This is part 3 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening.  Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center.  Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later.  In this third part, I talk about the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that I had to overcome – and I also talk about the three months that I spent living on the streets of Seattle as a homeless, wandering ascetic.  It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together. 

E7 – My Story of Awakening, Part 2

This is part 2 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening.  Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center.  Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later.  In this second part, I describe several of the initial opening experiences and insights that occurred during the early stages of my own awakening.  It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together. 

E6 – My Story of Awakening, Part 1

This is part 1 in a 6-part series that takes a close and intimate look at my own experiential journey of awakening.  Parts 1-4 are taken from a talk I gave, in 2016, as part of a long-term series I was hosting at a local Zen center.  Parts 5-6 are an update on my adventures from where I am now, five years later.  In this first part, I talk about some of the events and experiences that led up to my initial awakening – ending with that moment in which everything fell away and all that remained was awareness of awareness.  It is my hope that this in-depth look at my own awakening process can be of comfort to those who are having difficulties on their own journey – so you can see that you are not alone and that we are all in this together. 

E5 – The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment, Part 4

This is part 4 of the very first public talk that I ever gave.  The topic was “The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment.  It was held in 2015 at a New Age/New Thought community and continues where the last talk ended.  This particular episode follows up on some of the things that I would likely say differently six years later.  I provide clarification on purpose, using the continuum of conscious awareness model, the ego as a curious paradox that gets a ‘bad wrap’, what the word ‘god’ is really pointing toward, taking responsibility even amidst the perfection inherent in the way of things, the role of trauma in the body and how it keeps us in our minds, and some deeper reflections on the ‘traps’ portion of this particular talk.     

E4 – The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment, Part 3

This is part 3 of the very first public talk that I ever gave.  The topic was “The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment.  It was held in 2015 at a New Age/New Thought community and continues where the second part ended.  In this section of the talk, I address questions and engage in conversation with those in attendance.  I touch briefly on my own journey, talk about important aspects of welcoming the whole human experience, and also offer a meditation, grounded in the heart, that I refer to as ‘the heart breath’, all of which can help bring about an experiential awakening out of the dream and into life. 

E3 – The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment, Part 2

This is part 2 of the very first public talk that I ever gave.  The topic was “The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment.  It was held in 2015 at a New Age/New Thought community and continues where the first part ended.  It covers additional spiritual practices, such as facing and letting go of our pain, paying attention to synchronicity, and being wary of our traps, all of which can help bring about an experiential awakening out of the dream and into life. 

E2 – The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment, Part 1

This is part 1 of the very first public talk that I ever gave.  The topic was “The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Obtaining Spiritual Enlightenment”.  It was held in 2015 at a New Age/New Thought community and covers a continuum of conscious awareness, along with the first two spiritual practices that can help bring about an experiential awakening out of the dream of duality and into the full embodiment of a realized life. 

E1 – A Basic Introduction to the Pathless Path

Using the metaphor of the mountain, we could look at an authentic spiritual awakening as having three distinct stages that each need a different approach. The journey looks one way while going up the mountain, another way from the top of the mountain, and yet another way when we are coming back down the mountain again and into our lives.