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Taking Back Our Power

Elva Thompson – The human aura or electromagnetic field can extend from three feet to twelve feet from our bodies on all sides.

Identifing the Projection of Unconscious Tendencies

Video – An excerpt from Carl Jung’s Man and His Symbols on the shadow aspect of the psyche, our projection of unconscious tendencies, and the power that the shadow holds over the Self.

Transcend the Ego and the Illusion of the Self

Video – Author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices can be used to transcend one’s ego.

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to

Meditating on the Purpose of Life

Chris Renzo, Contributor Waking Times Purpose is a moment to moment experience. The word purpose is synonymous with motive, cause, reason, and intention. Our life’s purpose has everything to do with how we choose to live. Yet like life, our purpose is ever changing. When we seek to understand our purpose we seek to understand our

How Do I Know If It’s My Soul or My Ego Talking?

Rhiame, Contributor Waking Times In personocratia, we talk about making the transfer of power from ego to soul in order to create the shift of consciousness that we hope for. But how do I know if it is my soul or my ego talking? Since it is a recurrent question, I thought it was time

Everything I See is Me

Adam Lanka, Contributor Waking Times I AM . . . life. In life, every single instant and interaction exists for the growth of the self and the universe into the highest harmony of All That Is.  Toaists like to refer to this as the Tai Chi, or the Supreme Ultimate, which can also be described

The Ego is Sneaky: 5 Ways to Know When It’s In Charge

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times If you are reading this article, it’s probable that you have read dozens, if not hundreds of books and articles on spirituality. You may have studied numerous traditions, and sought the help of a master from any number of traditions. Or, maybe you’ve stuck with just one, diligently. The

Selfish Self Consciousness vs. Consciousness of the Self

Julian Rose, Guest Writer Waking Times  Throughout the past three to four decades, putting ourselves in the foreground and just about everything else in the background has become ‘the new normal’ for millions of well-off Westerners and followers of Western fashions. This has had three outstanding affects: firstly, it has contributed to a huge increase

Are You Creating You or Being You?

Trinity Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times When we embark on the spiritual journey we have two main choices: We can either: 1. create who we want to be Or 2. be who we truly are There are many ways to the top of the metaphorical mountain. There are also many ways to ensure that we keep walking

How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes

Steve Pavlina, Guest Writer Waking Times  How do you discover your real purpose in life? I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist. Perhaps you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you

The Grand Illusion of Self: You’re Not The Person You Think You Are

Johanne Markus, Prevent Disease Waking Times As you rise every morning, one aspect of your self reassembles: the first-person observer of reality, inhabiting a human body. As you move on throughout your day, so does your sense of having a past, a personality and motivations. Your self is complete, as both witness of the world

What Is Happiness, Anyways?

Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times What is happiness? What is success? The way you define these words can actually determine how successful you are in achieving your dreams. Often, people create an image of a specific set of external circumstances in their minds and think that by organizing their lives in such a way

The Power Within

Chris Renzo, Contributing Writer Waking Times As self-reflective beings we are gifted with tremendous creative power. Our self-reflections become known and felt on the inside through experience. And by honing in on these inner thoughts and feelings we enhance our ability to effectively live with purpose. We are always creating, but to the degree to

Thoughts On Detaching From Ego And Walking In Peace

Dr. Ben Kim, Prevent Disease Waking Times As I approach the last few years of my fourth decade on planet earth, I find myself feeling grateful for some of the conclusions that I’ve been able to draw from various life experiences. One in particular that I try to hold close to my heart, especially in

The Paradox of Free Will

Peter Russell, Spirit of Now Waking Times One of my earliest ventures into philosophy, back in high school, concerned the question of “free will versus determinism.” If the world unfolds according to fixed laws, then everything that happens is determined by events that have gone before. Since our brains are part of this world, their

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