SALT LAKE CITY, UT—I often receive emails from readers asking for advice (and I encourage this). Many of them though are based on an attachment to their “mortal” life. One of the coolest things about living as a Soul is that practically all of your “problems” immediately evaporate.
More below the break (huh?).
An Alternative to Self-Help
Before I woke up, I was in a constant “fix myself” mode. I was always trying to make myself better, smarter, more perfect. Judging by the number of self-help books out there, I wasn’t the only one.
90% of my problems though, damn near all of them, were mortal-based problems. When you stop believing that you’re a mortal human being and truly feel yourself to be someone who jumps from life to life to life to (eventually) Oneness, then all those silly my-life-sucks-based issues become negligible and irrelevant.
In other words, when you live as a Soul, you transcend your problems and they automatically fall away.
The Crux of the Issue Is This:
You can spend your life trying to fix yourself: your weight, your insecurities, your greeds, your desires, your noisy mind, your phobias, your fears, your angers, your regrets, your addictions, your wrinkles, your finances, your envies, your jealousies, your health, your aches and pains, your attachments…
You can say, “Pffft. That’s not me,” and TRANSCEND all that crap by living as a Soul.
The Problem with Demons (and Self-Help)
Jed McKenna probably said it best when he wrote that your demons aren’t trying to WIN a war against you, they’re just running a holding action. They aren’t trying to BEAT you, they are just trying to keep you stuck in this place, right here in this mud you call your life.
Now, if you play their game (as I used to) you’ve got to spend a lot of time and energy marshaling your forces, assaulting their fortifications, pounding on them, struggling in hand-to-hand combat with them and finally breaking through EACH AND EVERY ONE of their strongholds.
Not just once. In order to WIN the war against your demons (ie: find happiness according to the self-help gurus), you’ve got to beat ALL your demons. The path of self-help means you’ve got to beat your Jealousy demons, your Regret demons, your Fear demons, your Weight demons…
A Much, Much Simpler Way…
But there is another way, a much simpler way. You TRANSCEND your demons. You say, “F*** you guys. I quit this war. I’m turning around and walking away. There’s a better way of living than this and I’m taking it.”
McKenna’s path to enlightenment (and transcending your demons) is to take a good hard look at yourself and find the truth about who is experiencing all these experiences through deep introspection and self-interrogation until “you” disappear completely into enlightenment.
My path to enlightenment (Mystical Oneness) is to take it a step at a time (Mortal to Soul to Radiance to Oneness).
The nice thing about my method is that the very first step—from Mortal to Soul—will kill 90% of your demons.
Regardless of which method you choose—mine, McKenna’s or some other non-dual approach—all non-dual methods TRANSCEND your problems/demons. You don’t fight your problems—you don’t try to overcome them—you simply shift your identity, your plane of existence so to speak, and your “demons” stop becoming a problem. You transcend them.
The funny thing is, as soon as you make that shift—from mortal to Soul—most of those demons lose their energy, dry up and disappear overnight. Effortlessly.
Why It Works
Why does transcending work?
Since you’ve “walked away” from your demons (transcended them), your demons have no one left to fight against. Frustrated, they’ll maybe call you names and shoot you the bird as they walk off the battlefield (your dark nights), but that’s it. After that, you’re done with them for good.
Shifting from Mortal to Soul is a much easier, faster and effective approach than the long, drawn out self-help route.
The simple truth is: In order to find lasting inner peace, you don’t have to fix your mortal self… you just need to transcend it.
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