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Waking up Is Hard to Do: 5 Steps to Higher Consciousness

Waking up Is Hard to Do: 5 Steps to Higher Consciousness


“Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you’ll see the world
If I’m not mistaken…”
―Neil Gaiman

How can we truly know if we are awake? Only by first recognizing that we are dreaming can we begin to know what it means to start waking up.

I am going to use an analogy that will run through this blog, which I hope will help illustrate how waking up happens. The analogy will be having your eyes closed or open (partially or fully), and I will explain the 5 progressions.

Of course, I am referring to the spiritual “waking up,” not merely the physical act we perform each day. To wake up spiritually is to raise your consciousness so that you become increasingly aware of the true nature of reality.

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How to Edit and Write: Right vs. Left Brain

How to Edit and Write: Right vs. Left Brain



“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
-Benjamin Franklin

Writing is something I have–like most people–been doing since grade school. Only recently, however, I’ve begun to take it very seriously. I can’t believe how long this has taken me, but the other day I discovered a trick which will help anyone who ever writes.

Unless you are illiterate–which you mustn’t be if you’re reading this–then this blog will apply to you. Let me begin with some basic physiology about the brain, and how it operates during writing, and then I will give an analogy to better illustrate the point.

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Tossing Pennies: Making Change Count

Tossing Pennies: Making Change Count


“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
-Wayne W. Dyer

I literally have tossed hundreds–if not thousands–of pennies onto the street, because I never felt like they were worth keeping.

At least that’s what I did until recently. The other day I was having a conversation with a coworker, and she excitedly showed me a penny she found lying on the ground.

We’ve had many spiritual conversations, so I knew she was familiar with terms like “abundance” and the “law of attraction,” so I wanted to learn more. It seemed strange at the time that she was so enthusiastic to have found a penny, so I asked her about it.

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Self-Education: Finding Your Own Path to Happiness

“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy—not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
-Joseph Campbell

Many people believe that what they are taught in school will suffice for the rest of their lives. They think that education happens in the classroom, and once they are out; there is no need for educating themselves.

Because they only learn what they are required to, they never discover the passion that comes from studying a subject that makes them deeply happy. But when one makes the switch from required learning toward self educating, they will begin to discover what ignites their inner purpose.

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Putting the Process into Practice

Today I found out some exciting news! Yesterday I was nervous and worried… Tommorow–well–who knows?
As I mentioned in my last blog, Trust the Process: Gratitude for 100 Blogs, I am in the middle of a job transition. Right now I’m employed at a seasonal job that will be winding down in a month. I actually enjoy this job quite a bit, but it doesn’t pay nearly enough and it’s not year-round.
Knowing I need to find another job soon, I’ve been slowly applying for employment at other places for about a month now. This weekend, I was supposed to attend a 20-hour training session for another job I had been considering taking.

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Trust the Process: Gratitude for 100 Blogs

Wow…this is my 100th blog! That is about 75,000 words, and somewhere around 250 hours spent writing and editing. I never would have thought when I started that I would be here. There is much to be thankful for, but also more to hope for.

Although I would like to have a bigger platform to be speaking to right now, I am beginning to trust the process of life. It is difficult when life isn’t on the same schedule you would like it to be, but somehow it always seems to end up better than I could have planned.

That is why I am grateful to be here, writing my 100th blog today. It is an interesting paradox: The more you are thankful for what is, the more that will come into your life.

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