Light in my Shadow

My Dreams

I had a bunch of weird dreams while I was down at rock bottom. This is the only time in my life I’d wake up and write them down before I forgot them. They’re full of symbolism about what was happening to me, as well as what was to come, so I thought I’d preserve them here…

The Fire Song – My Dream

In my dream I lived in a village with cobblestone streets. I could feel a strong communal, happy vibe and there was lots of sunlight. I went for a job, to work for a spiritual teacher I respected. I met with her secretary, and I was full of optimism. Then she asked about my past. […]

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The Mystic Man – My Dream

An otherworldly wise old man was in my dream, who taught me about discipline and perfection. He conveyed this through guitar, and I listened to a section he played, in which the steel strings were perfect. The tempo, the pitch, the notes were all precisely balanced. He said, “It’s different – can you hear it?”

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Manage Empathy and Compassion

Until you learn to manage empathy and compassion, it can hurt like hell because you feel more. This is hard because the world we live in is rife with suffering. But once you learn how to manage it, it becomes an enormous gift. It’s no accident there are increasing numbers of highly sensitive people and

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Connect with Gratitude

When you connect with gratitude, you tap into one of the biggest highs you can experience, because being in a state of gratitude is as high-frequency as it gets. It’s pure love. As a person who was a gigantic, dysfunctional addict, this is what I looked for everywhere. It’s free and it’s all around you

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Overcome Addiction

This post is bloody long, because my addictions were whoppers. Learning how to overcome addiction was one of the most difficult challenges in my entire existence. It was the headlining theme for more than two decades of my life. My own addiction story is woven into this post, but the point of it all, is

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