The answer to that question is a resounding Yes… and No! In my work as a teacher, I am always attempting to explain the indescribable, ethereal and always awesome realms of spiritual revelation and awakening. I want to demystify these holy realms by describing them in terms that are satisfying to our rationally trained intellects.
Once during a two-month-long meditation retreat, I was sitting and deeply embracing an impossible combination of opposites. I was focused, concentrated and alert on one hand, and at the very same time, relaxed, at ease, … Read More
One way to describe spiritual awakening is as the recognition that “this is it.” The experience that you are having right now is already awake and there is no other experience to get. The challenge … Read More
My work is aimed at the liberation of the human spirit. That means liberating the energy and intelligence that animates your heart, mind, body and soul so that it can manifest its full potential in … Read More
Today I’m writing about a topic that is a challenge for many meditators. It’s the question of what do we do about sleep in meditation. Any of us who meditate have experienced meditations where we … Read More
I went into my recent retreat in Sri Lanka with incredibly high expectations for myself and for the group of ten people that would be joining me on this adventure. It felt like everything was … Read More
After spending 7 full days, morning until night on a silent retreat I was disappointed that I hadn’t had any major breakthrough experiences. Sure, I’d had some insights and revelations and some wonderfully peaceful meditations, … Read More
In this video Jeff Carreira shares some final thoughts before the start of the week long Attitude of Gratitude program with Silvia Rodrigues and the 90-minute online seminar with Jeff Carreira and Silvia Rodrigues called … Read More
In this audio Silvia Rodrigues speaks with Jeff Carreira about how our inner attitudes create our external life and shares about her upcoming 7-Day online program ‘An Attitude of Gratitude’. “The greatest discovery of any … Read More
The way I see it, spiritual awakening means having experienced the mysterious truth of who we are deeply enough to lose confidence in our common conception of self, and I see enlightenment as the measure … Read More
When we talk about the spiritual path we use the words awakening and enlightenment as metaphors to explain profound shifts in our experience. In this essay I’ll give you one way to understand the difference. … Read More
In this teaching I speak about the inescapable reality that we can never let go more deeply than we are prepared to let go in life. If we truly want to experience the miracle of awakening we have to be available to have our life change. If we are unwilling to allow our life to change there is no way that we will be able to truly let go in meditation.
In this post I want to share an audio clip that was taken from a lecture I gave in a philosophy program I used to offer called The Breakthrough Intensive. In the Breakthrough Intensive we … Read More
Non-Duality is a state of consciousness that is revered in many Eastern and Western esoteric traditions. It is the direct recognition that beneath the surface of the apparent reality of a universe made up of … Read More
“Nothing is more practical than a good theory.” — Ludwig Boltzman, physicist and pioneer of thermodynamics. When we look at ancient cultures it’s easy for us to recognize the mythical nature of the stories they … Read More