Metaphysics Category Archive

The Purpose of Life

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Here’s my attempt to write a short post, which for me means staying under 2,000 words. Channeling my inner Seth Godin, here we go… What is the purpose of life? The purpose of life is to increase your alignment with truth, love, and power. You are here to: Discover and accept ever deeper truths. Learn […]

Pre-order Personal Development for Smart People

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

In case you haven’t noticed the links I splattered all over StevePavlina.com during the weekend, my new book Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com (with a discount off the cover price). The official release date is October 15, 2008, so we […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Erin and I had a wonderful time at the Las Vegas I Can Do It! conference this past weekend. Although the conference was only 20 minutes from our home, we stayed at the Venetian Hotel. This is the 4th ICDI conference I’ve attended. In 2004 I went as a regular attendee. In 2006 and 2007, […]

10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

While consciously pursuing your spiritual development is commendable, joining an established religion such as Christianity, Islam, or Hinduism is one of the worst ways to go about it. In this article I’ll share 10 reasons why you must eventually abandon the baggage of organized religion if you wish to pursue conscious living in earnest. Since […]

Lightworking

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I’ve written a lot about the mindset behind becoming a lightworker (or darkworker), but what do lightworkers actually do? What does the business of lightworking look like? First, it’s important to understand that the ultimate goal of a lightworker is basically the expansion and elevation of consciousness. Darkworkers have essentially the same primary aim, but […]

Are Darkworkers Evil?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

As a follow-up to the previous article Rise of the Lightworker, let me clarify about darkworkers being construed as bad or evil. There are two perspectives to consider.  First, from a spiritual perspective, darkworking and lightworking are both paths to greater awareness, greater motivation, and greater power. Darkworkers and lightworkers are similar in many ways, their […]

The War on Ego

Monday, March 31st, 2008

The War on Ego seems to be gaining popularity in some spiritual circles. Within this context the ego is basically your identification with your physical life and all its trappings, including your name, your personal history, your career, your relationships, and your current life situation. The ego is how most people choose to identify themselves. The […]

Proof

Friday, October 19th, 2007

A forum member recently shared the Carl Sagan quote, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”  Sagan is credited with popularizing that slight rephrasing of an older quote by Marcello Truzzi:  “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” These quotes assume an objective universe, which is a rather biased way of looking at reality — and not particularly accurate.  […]

Reality and Perception

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Our shared physical reality is the most common state of reality we experience, but it certainly isn’t the only one.  Our nighttime dreams are another state, as are astral experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. I regard these different levels of reality as being at different frequencies or energy levels.  It’s like tuning into different TV channels.  Physical […]

Subjective Reality Simplified

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

This is perhaps the simplest way I can explain the perspective of subjective reality at present — and why I’m such a strong advocate of it. First… some definitions: Objective Reality (OR) is the perspective that you’re the character in the dream world, and the dream world is solid, real, and objective.  An OR person wouldn’t normally […]