The journey to enlightenment is a journey to simplicity, sobriety, a profound ordinariness, and a place of rest. There are countless awakenings on this journey, and there are certain stages to waking up.
By changing the basis for your fundamental thinking and behavior, you recast the past. You change the frame of reference for all of your past experience, and you have an entirely new and expanded palette of possibility to draw from for future experiences.
Your relationship to enlightenment impacts your ability to recognize it within yourself. Do you approach enlightenment, the void, the Absolute, the clear Light of Reality with fear or joyful longing?
Becoming enlightened is a process of fully accepting and integrating the clear Light of Reality as your own form. Advanced meditation and mindfulness practices enable you to become Light.
New from Mu – From Here to Nowhere: A Spiritual Journey into the Unknown teaches you how to break the rules and challenge what you think you know at every stage of awakening. It catalyzes a quantum leap that liberates you from the constraints of your mind, your past, your perception, spiritual paths, and any preconceived notions you may have about yourself and the nature of enlightenment.
Songs for the Advanced Path is a collection of lyrical verses about the direct path of awakening — now released as a second edition with 25% more poetry! Packed with spiritual insights and reminders to follow the guidance of your own inner wisdom, this book will inspire and motivate you on your personal journey to liberation.
On the spiritual journey, doubt can either cripple us or it can free us. When doubt it is expressed as a negative emotion, it causes us to stall out in practice by creating fearful responses and blocking change. Or it can be a powerful tool for awakening when it’s used as an invitation to challenge what you think you know.
A spiritual lineage that is alive with the energy of enlightenment is one that continues to transmit the power, purity, and possibility of awakening in the present time. Discover what it means to be an active participant in an enlightened lineage.
New spiritual breakthroughs need to be integrated into your being to become permanent shifts in consciousness. One of the ways that awakening deepens and becomes more embodied is through spiritual tests. This is the way to gain insight into the depth of your realizations and to further your journey into expanded and bright fields of awareness.
Our choices shape our future. Enlightenment is a choice that is made, in every moment of every day. If you want your realization to be different from what it currently is, you have to make different choices. Here’s how.
Sara Weston, author of How to Be Happy NOW, interviews Mu about the new book: Transcending the Advanced Path. They discuss awakening beyond the mind’s ideas and beliefs; karma; breaking the prism of perception; why enlightenment is a choice; and more!
The third and final book in the series on the direct path of awakening has just been released! A book of advanced teachings for those on the doorstep of spiritual liberation and beyond, it is an intimate and direct exploration of the shift from realization to integrating and embodying enlightenment deeply and completely.
The practice of non-violence is usually understood as doing no harm physically. But from a spiritual perspective, non-violence includes refraining from both physical and energetic harm. In Buddhism and Hinduism, the practice is called ahimsa, which Mahatma Gandhi defined as non-violence in thought, word, and deed.
Attention, perception, and states of awareness are all partialities. Learn the difference between these common spiritual terms, and how to access a direct experience of Reality before attention or perception create any limited views of consciousness.
On the advanced spiritual path, intuition is your powerful inner guide. Intuition tells you what next step to take even (and especially) if you can’t see the path in front of you. It is very common not to have a clear view of the way forward. On the advanced path, it’s your intention to wake up that is clear, not necessarily the path itself.
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To be fully awake, to experience Reality without any modifications, all identities, ideas, and filters must be washed away. This includes the enlightened identity. The process can be disorienting, but it is the ultimate liberation.
The common pathways to enlightenment offer a set of unique tools with the same ultimate goal: full awakening. Yet any technique, strategy, practice or experience will have its limitations. Take a closer look at the various spiritual yogas, including: service, devotion, inquiry, energy practices, and mysticism, to understand their benefits, as well as their potential pitfalls, so that you can travel with eyes wide open on your own path.
During the awakening process, which has many stages, it may be surprising to find in yourself and others that some of the worst tendencies become dominant. And because developmental work and shadow work are not necessarily required to wake up, awakened ones may not have matured in all areas.
There is no universal roadmap on the advanced path. However, intuition is the compass that helps you find your way. Intuition is available through seeing, feeling and knowing. When in doubt, trust your gut.