This spiritual blog post offers a list of my most popular blog posts. Mostly, these top 10 posts over the years have had to do with whatever Google has found to be most important, and therefore, it’s what most people have found of the many blog posts I have (which is more than 900).
I’ve recently added in my recommended blog posts as another top 10 list within the most recent years.
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10 Most Popular Spirituality Blog Posts of 2019
Well, the year isn’t over year at the time of this update (October 2019), but down below are the current leaders. Before that, I’ve got my own list of recommended blog posts that I’ve written in 2019.
Jim’s 2019 Recommended Posts
Most Popular Posts of 2019 (so far)
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blog Posts of 2018
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2017
It’s a beautiful thing to give people a non-judgmental space to just be themselves. A lot of people realize that, and as such, this is one of my readers’ long-time spiritual blog post favorites.
It is with great caution and care that anyone should intentionally try to awaken. Most people who want a spiritual awakening do not fully understand the repercussions of it. Awakening changes a person deeply if not entirely, and that will radically alter a person’s life.
This blog post aims to make spiritual truths practical for everyday living. However, the more you dissolve into the present moment, the more clearly you see the natural practicality of all spiritual truths.
The transformation that arises after awakening can draw up all kinds of pain even when the body is completely healthy. However, it is always a good idea to check in with a trained doctor to ensure your body is healthy before jumping to the conclusion that a physical pain is arising because of a spiritual transformation.
There are lots of reasons people feel drained energetically. This blog post goes into some of the reasons why.
This blog post has cracked the top 10 for the first time ever. It’s not surprising why it would get popular. People are very attached to relationships, and interestingly enough, this attachment can drive people to the spiritual path. If the person can learn to let go of the relationship, they and their partner have the possibility for deeper transformation. But the original form of the relationship typically needs to be released for anything new to be born.
This post gets updated with the upcoming/latest year each year because its message is timeless. The awakened space is within. It’s always within regardless of the year. So go within to find the truth, to find love, and to find spiritual freedom.
There continues to be lots of curiosity about spiritual awakening as well as lots of people who wonder if they are going through one. Hence, this spiritual awakening blog post continues to be one of my most popular posts.
This is a perennially popular blog post. People like having energy to do stuff, and when they don’t have energy, that sends people seeking answers.
The 10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs has finally been unseated from its perch atop the list of most popular blog posts. It seems that having sleep problems and needing to solve them has become far more important to readers (and of course to Google’s algorithm).
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2016
This blog post managed to sneak its way into the top 10 for 2016, edging out a blog post called, “How to Make a Spiritual Awakening Happen.” I try to keep the signs of a spiritual awakening very simple. The most important one is the way that the energy abides and moves on its own. This aspect is how I distinguish between the many spiritual openings and glimpses people have, but which don’t last compared to a spiritual awakening which takes over people’s lives.
People are always thinking in terms of time, and so I try to help people understand that time is kind of irrelevant to a spiritual awakening. This is also an ego question. The ego wants to know how long before it can go back to business as usual, but that business is ending. It’s really important to not worry so much about how long your inner changes will last as to what kind of space you need to embrace these changes.
I try to make spiritual truths as practical as I can in this spiritual blog post. Too often, “spiritual truth” gets presented in arcane and esoteric ways, and that’s just straight up confusing for people. It is difficult for people to live by a spiritual truth if they do not understand it. Hopefully, this spiritual blog post makes things easier.
This little post is getting pretty old. I think I wrote it in 2011, but it is still just as popular and useful. In essence, it’s about the importance of letting go and realizing that you are not your ego. You are much, much more!
As always, my predictions for spiritual awakening remain the same. The main point is that the awakened state is always with us. We may have vastly different experiences that we call spiritual from year to year, but the awakened space is always here. That divine presence within us gets called a lot of things like presence, consciousness, the true Self, love, and other things. But what’s most important to remember is that it is always here and now.
This topic goes hand-in-hand with the chronic fatigue spiritual blog post. Energy is one big reason people can feel wired up all day and all night. If you can’t calm down enough, your sleep gets disrupted. When people are working through issues for the first time, they can have their fear of the unknown triggered, which causes further inner upset. Helping yourself sleep better requires you to accept the inner changes you’re going through. The more you resist, the more disturbed your inner space will be. That makes it hard for a lot of people to get any kind of decent sleep.
There are lots of reasons people get tired after awakening, including what I mentioned above. Lots of inner changes and healing are can be part of the reason. Everyone’s bodies respond differently to stress too. I recommend meditation and other calming spiritual tools to help people take better care of themselves and to put less demands on themselves in what can be an already demanding time of life.
The title says it all for this blog post. But in a time when there are so many definitions of spiritual awakening, it’s a good one to take a peak at so you understand how I’m talking about spiritual awakening on this website.
I’ve recently updated this blog post a little, so hopefully, it’s even more useful to you in understanding how to hold space for others. A lot of holding space boils down to being okay with your own discomfort so that you can be okay with another who may be upset. Holding space is also a practice in open-hearted listening.
This is perpetually popular as are most of the above blog posts, so I hope you take some time to dig around this website for some of the other posts that aren’t as popular.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2015
Here’s a run down of the most popular posts on my spiritual awakening website.
As always, this is a popular topic, and I expect that it’ll continue to be in 2016, 2017, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I hope this post helps you understand how to look at “time” on your spiritual journey.
This is a newer blog post that got popular on the StumbleUpon website. There are all kinds of ways deep inner work and energy can disrupt our sleep patterns. Of course, not all sleep disruption has to do with inner work, so I always like to advise people to check in with doctors. It’s good to get as much information from multiple sources as possible as well as listening to your own body and your intuition about what is going on.
This is one of my oldest blog posts and another long-time favorite. As our original ego sloughs off, we go through a phase of not knowing who we are. This is actually a great freedom. Click on the link above to read more about this transitional point.
There are long lists of “signs” and “symptoms” of spiritual awakening out there. But most of those are what I call secondary signs. If you are having sleep problems, that may not have anything to do with awakening if the primary signs aren’t there. Click above to find out what I consider to be the 5 primary signs of a spiritual awakening.
Fatigue, tiredness, and even exhaustion often arise after awakening. Here are some of my thoughts about why this is and how to engage with it.
This is one of my oldest blog posts, although I have updated it from time to time. It’s a funny thing that I’ve written a bunch on that topic because it’s such a simple and under-stated thing. Spiritual awakening is the seeing and realizing of what Is. Often, we have all kinds of pent-up energy burst forth that can feel quite euphoric initially and offer some people blissful feelings. But as we rest more deeply in our inner space, a natural human maturing arises. For thoughts on spiritual maturation, you might check out this blog post that didn’t make the list: Signs of a Maturing Soul.
In this newer blog post, I wrote about some spiritual truths and offered some practical thoughts about what they mean to everyday living. Obviously at the number 4 slot on this list, it got more than a little popular.
This post is popular every year, and I update the year in the title every year. Spiritual awakening is a timeless event, and so this post is meant to help people looking for future predictions understand the power of the present moment, which is with us in any year and every moment.
This long-time favorite helps people understand how to lovingly support others.
This is just a super popular post. So I’m hoping that you continue to enjoy these annual lists for this year and many years to come!
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2014
Let’s start off with some honorary mentions. At number 12 is a newbie: Energy Sickness and Feeling Drained Energetically. This was written in 2014, and it grabbed lots of people’s attentions. Perhaps it’ll crack the top 10 in 2015. At number 11, Chronic Fatigue and Spiritual Awakening couldn’t quite catch “The Dark Night,” but obviously, this is a really common issue people can have when going through spiritual shifts.
This is a popular phrase that people use a lot when things aren’t going their way in a fairly significant manner. In this spiritual awakening blog post, I help people understand what is really going on here and how to let go of ego preferences that are misconstruing the change happening in your life or which are creating extremely challenging and/or unhealthy situations.
This is a regular on the top ten list. I still highly recommend it to help people have a better sense of how healing and spiritual growth work in everyday terms.
Here’s another long-timer, but then again, most of the top 10 are long-timers. Opening a closed heart is so important. It’s how we can feel ourselves, enjoy love, and figure out things that don’t feel good to us. When our hearts are closed, we feel nothing and can subsequently get caught up in a lot of unhealthy situations because we can’t feel how bad they are for us.
People want to know what’s going on with them, so this post helps people understand what awakening is really about. These signs are what I call primary signs, the fatigue and other things are secondary signs. If you aren’t melting into love and clarity, then being really tired could easily be something not related to awakening.
Holding space is a beautiful gift to offer ourselves and others. This post continues to help thousands of people each year appreciate and cultivate this important practice.
Moving up from number 8 to number five makes this blog one of the big movers and shakers on the list from earlier in the year. But, of course, it’s not that surprising given the context of this Website. In 2012, it held down the number 2 spot.
To be clear, ego death is the death of the unconscious ego. We’ll always have an ego, but the conscious ego is simply a clear lens to help us filter through billions of stimuli and external and internal data we encounter so that we can make sense of living our lives.
Ah! When do I get off this bus? I get this question a lot. It’s no wonder why this is the third most popular topic on my blog.
This post gets its title updated yearly. Next year it’ll start with 2016 and 2015 will be removed. Ultimately, there is no grand new meaning to each year (the new year is an arbitrary date after all). But we can choose any year and any moment to be the one to embrace our spirituality more deeply.
What can I say? This is a popular blog. It beat out the runner up more than twice over, so thanks to everyone for enjoying it!
I encourage you to read on to past years to see other blogs that didn’t make the list this year.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2013
This post has dropped a few places since last year. It is actually a compilation of spiritual sexuality posts. I tend to disappoint people because they still think of sexuality solely in terms of relationship with another. While sex with another is stupendous fun, it is even more so when you truly know your own sexual energy and space. This blog helps people get started in that space of inner knowing.
This post has been hugely popular in the past, and while it didn’t make the list last year, it’s back in the saddle again. In this post, I help people to understand the difference between the natural arising of an urge (like wanting to eat) and the need for a specific kind of fulfillment (like I need to eat a hamburger to feel good).
I’m really glad that you’ve made this a popular post. I put a lot of time, energy, and focus in it to do my best to distill what it can feel like to release pain from our energy bodies. Since this isn’t exactly common knowledge, I’m glad to see it growing in popularity to help many of you better understand the subtle levels of your own nature.
This is another oldie, but goodie that seems to come around and pick up in popularity every so often. It is pretty much what it says it is. There’s also a video at the bottom of the post about the topic that you can check out.
This was originally “Spiritual Awakening 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and So On.” But clearly, those first two years are long gone. Nonetheless, the point remains the same: awakening is here and now.
Dropping down from number 2 is “What Is a Spiritual Awakening?” Personally, I’m glad that people are trying to understand my definition as well as creating their own. When you start to look at your definitions, then you start to understand your world and how you create meaning in it.
I love this line, “Awakening comes because at some point in time, you fully let go.” When we let go of our stories and all the resistance we have to how life is, we naturally drop into ourselves. The more deeply we release, the more profoundly connected we may become to ourselves and to all of consciousness.
Jumping way up from number 10 in 2012 is this post. I’m really happy that this spirituality blog post has been so popular. I think learning how to hold space for each other is an essential tool for all relationships because we learn how to respect others and look and listen with non-judgment and love.
Moving up from number 3 is “Facing Your Ego’s Death.” For many of you shifting in awakening, you will be watching aspects of your old ego self dissolve. At times, it can feel like you are dying, but this is why it is important to dis-identify with the ego self. The more you can see that an old way of acting and seeing the world is dying, the more at peace you will be during the process.
Holding strong at number 1 once again for 2013 is the question, “How much longer do I have to stay on this bus?!”
Indefinitely. You chose it. But the initial shift will come to a resting rhythm. You will find that life still shifts and changes, and you will change with it. But the initial part does come to a completion. Click on the above link to find out more about that.
10 Most Popular Spirituality Blogs of 2012
Read on to see what posts used to be popular, and maybe you’ll bring them back around for 2014.
Well, you already know what I have to say about this one. For the posts already mentioned above, I’ve left the link, but without additional commentary.
This post was written for those who want to know if the inner shifting ever will end. During the initial shift to embody your light, you may never feel stable or safe. Everything is being churned up and cleared out so that you can be a clear vessel for your own light. But as with all transitions, this too will pass.
I’m careful about talking about “signs” of a spiritual awakening, so whenever I do, I try to distill it down to the essential signs, which typically are deep senses of love and service to yourself and others.
Ah, soulmates. This is one of the ideas of perfect love, although lately the term “twin flames” is trying to replace it. Relationships are beautiful. However, true beauty in love comes with complete and total self-love. From that space, having a soulmate isn’t quite so important. Click on the above link to see what else I talk about with that one.
I think this one got popular partially because of StumbleUpon traffic and partially because people just want to know that its possible for their minds to finally quiet down. So, yes. It is possible, and you don’t have to wait around for an awakening if you want this. You simply start to go within and pay attention to your thoughts instead of getting lost in their stories or fighting them.
Egad! Are we all still here? Did we survive the Apocalypse? When you read this spiritual post, you’ll see that how I view these “events” is very different than the commonly accepted ideas.
I hope you enjoy these posts, and I look forward to serving you all in 2014 with more interesting spirituality topics. Much love to everyone!