Posts Tagged consciousness

What’s Keeping Spiritual People Broke?

Let’s tackle a problem most people really don’t want to talk about: what’s keeping most spiritual people broke. There are lots of spiritual teachers out there who will tell you not to focus on the problem as you would only be creating more of the problem and asking the Universe to manifest proofs that would justify it as a fact. I just don’t agree with that. The problem won’t magically to away by ignoring it, although in some cases you can work around it so that you never have to deal with it. If you want a problem to go away, you have to explore the problem to really understand where it’s coming from. Then, this awareness gives you power to resolve that issue and finally break free.

Not everybody agrees that most spiritual people are broke, but I’ve been working in this community for long enough to know that this is true. The most obvious explanation would be that spiritual people don’t value money or have dysfunctional beliefs about money, but this applies to everybody, not just spiritual people. I see plenty of non-spiritual people who hate dealing with money, who have a job they hate yet they have plenty of money. I also see plenty of highly conscious and skilled spiritual people who value money, who are highly committed to breaking through with their groundbreaking projects and who are totally broke. What’s going on here, really?

Furthermore, many of my clients don’t even have a credit card. Reaching higher levels …Read More

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Understanding the Mind Part 2

In the first part of this article, I exposed some flaws in the way spiritual leaders are teaching about the mind. Now, let’s explore Dr. Thurman Fleet’s famous stick-figure diagram of the mind (on the right). First, I will explain his diagram, then I will propose an alternative diagram, and from that new perspective, we’ll then look at how Thurman’s diagram is limiting our understanding of the mind and what are the implications of it.

What he says is very simple: we are a spiritual being, we are gifted with an intellect and we have a physical body. We have a subconscious mind that runs on auto-pilot and that cannot filter information, and we have a conscious mind that can filter information and make decisions. We also have a body, but it is the least important aspect although we do need to take actions. The actions won’t do much if they’re coming from the wrong state of mind, and the actions will flow effortlessly when coming from the proper state of mind. Many self-development and spiritual teachers use this model all the time to explain how the mind works in very simple terms.

Now, let me propose an alternative model. I first drafted this new diagram at Rion Freeberg’s Self-Awakening Immersion Party in Thailand last October. One of the reasons I am writing this is to clarify how what I’m learning based on the previous model fits with the rest of what I’m teaching, because confusion causes inaction and …Read More

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Understanding the Mind Part 1

There are lots of people teaching how to use your mind in more effective ways, and there are lots of various philosophies on the topic. Also, there are various flaws and misconceptions in what is currently being taught by the top spiritual leaders. Truly changing your life happens through the mind, and it requires a proper understanding of how this mind works. In the first part of this article, I am going to expose the most common flaws in what is currently being taught and the consequences of these flawed principles. Then, in the second part, I will put Dr. Thurman Fleet’s famous stick figure diagram of the mind designed around 1938 and really put it to the test. I will expose its flaws and limitations and propose a more complete diagram of the mind that will open you to new possibilities.

Because I am making challenging far-stretching claims here, I will ask you to be really skeptic and to put what I say to the test. Learn to think on your own. What brought you to consciously or subconscious buy into any of these flawed concepts is a lack of skepticism and a lack of critical thinking. In order to be a true skeptic, it is especially important to put your own thoughts and beliefs into question, which is where most skeptics get stuck. I don’t want to you get out of these flawed concepts just to buy into other flawed concepts, nor do I pretend to …Read More

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Max Simon’s What’s Working Now Live Review

I flied from Bangkok all the way to San Diego at the beginning of this month for Max Simon’s event What’s Working Now Live. There’s a lot to say about this, and after my 33-hour flight back from the event, I had to take some time off to put my thoughts back together and digest all the new information. This event is unlike anything else I’ve seen. I learned as much from how it was done than from what was actually shared.

The first thing that totally blew my mind is that the room was filled with over 200 people who are very spiritually conscious and who understand, value and respect the feminine energy. These people are very rare and he managed to get them all together in the same room, which was a very powerful experience in and of itself. Just realizing we’re not “alone against society” and connecting with other like-minded people is a huge catalyst to show we are in the right direction and to propel us forward. I wrote an article a while ago saying that out of all the coaches and healers I know in Canada and United States, I could count those who have their femininity stronger than their masculinity on one hand. After this event, I’ll have to get a few more hands to count! I really met some fabulous people. Also, most people I know who are in alignment with what I do are really struggling with money. It’s refreshing and inspiring …Read More

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3 Secrets to Adapt to Travel Jet Lag FAST

I just went to a live event in San Diego hosted by my coach Max Simon and flied all the way from Bangkok. That’s a nice 14h jet lag! 15h jet lag on the way back because time just changed. Interestingly enough, after these 30 hours of travel and 14h jet lag, I wasn’t feeling jet lag at all and was one of the most woken up person of the whole event. There is a LOT I could say about that event, and that will be in another article after I rest with it for a while. For now, I wanted to share my secrets to adapt to jet lag quickly without being dizzy and phased out. These tips are especially useful for inter-continental flights and when you have to take several planes for 20 or 30 hours.

The first tip is about purchasing your plane ticket. Use Kayak.com to search and compare flights through all companies. View airline quality reviews on flightscore.com. It’s well worth paying an extra 5-10% to get a better airline or to have a flight that does not transfer into the United States (if you’re not flying to or from the USA). After a few flights, you’ll realize why many Europeans are now taking longer flights when going to South America to avoid passing through the USA.

Then, you have to know what to bring with you in the plane. Bring some quality headphones with good sound insulation. If you’re doing Self-Awakening meditations, it’s worth …Read More

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