Spiritual breakthroughs are possible all the time.


Reality is here all the time.

A spiritual breakthrough is simply a moment where we see a bit more of reality, and this typically leads to a time of processing. Processing means that we have to learn to understand this reality and how then to think about it, feel about it, and engage with it. Depending on how much resistance we have to seeing reality, processing can take a little or a lot of time.

Consider if you truly realize that all of life is one. This level of revelation is powerful, but it also confronts you with how deeply attached you are to being separate, protecting your separateness, protecting the separateness of others (like a parent protects their children), and so forth. Furthermore, your mind is probably in no way ready to process the reality of oneness because all of your language, beliefs, and perceptions throughout your entire life have been developed to think of everything as separate, not One.

So a person has to process, and processing is critical and tricky. Because human beings prefer to return to their default ways of thinking–in this case, thinking from the standpoint of separateness.

There are many, many kinds of spiritual breakthroughs, so I wanted to offer this class to help many of you move through and/or prepare for properly processing breakthroughs.

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Spiritual Breakthroughs Class Description

There are many types of spiritual breakthroughs. The little ones are like a crack in the wall where light comes in to illuminate something your life. The bigger ones feel like a wall falls down inside of us. The biggest ones feel like the ground fell out from underneath our feet.

 In these moments, we have the opportunity to accept what we discover or not.

It’s always important to recognize that we have a choice. Sometimes, reality seems undeniable, but human beings are exceptionally good at denial. Where there is a desire to deny, there is invariably ego resistance and a bunch of beliefs trying to protect themselves.

Always remember that the truth needs no protection. It can handle intense scrutiny–which you should do. It requires no beliefs. Like gravity, truth does not care if you believe in it or not.

Enduring the Upheaval

Even when we intellectually agree with a breakthrough and what has been discovered or remembered (some of this path really feels like remembering), that doesn’t mean all of us is in agreement with what has been discovered. So we often find a lot of resistance internally, and the internal upheaval is no joke.

Additionally, we may find that we need to change our external life situations. If a man realizes his wife truly is an emotionally abusive narcissist in his spiritual breakthrough, then he will almost certainly want to leave. This leads to a time of external upheaval.

Typically, these types of upheaval internal and external lead us out of suffering, but in the midst of them, it can feel like the opposite. This varies from person to person and breakthrough to breakthrough, but it can be shocking for many to feel much worse for awhile on the path to releasing suffering. This is another area with which I hope to help you.

For more help on this topic, you can check out these posts:

Spiritual Self-care and Rest After Processing

Imbalances Caused by Spiritual Growth

Feeling Worse When You Are Healing an Issue

Who Should Come to this Online Spirituality Class

You don’t have to have had a spiritual breakthrough to come to this class, but if you want to work with me one-on-one in the future, this is a good class to begin to understand where you may have to go in doing this work.

You should come to this class:

  • If you are in the midst of a spiritual breakthrough,
  • If you are trying to process recent spiritual breakthroughs,
  • If you want to be better prepared to handle a spiritual breakthrough, and/or
  • If you are interested in the path to spiritual freedom

Specifics of the Spiritual Breakthroughs Class

Here are the specifics of how the class works.

  • Have two classes–one at 9 AM Pacific Time and another at 5:30 PM Pacific Time 
  • Have a class of around 10 people
  • Meet online via Google Meet (this online video service is free)
  • Meet for 1 hour and 1/2
  • Most of the class will be a lecture style
  • There will be around 1/2 hr for people’s questions

The suggested donation is 50 USD for those who can afford it. For everyone else, it is whatever fits your budget. Please don’t donate until after we spoken together and you’ve gone through the enrollment process. Signing up for my newsletter is NOT the enrollment process. That comes later.

In love and kindness,

Jim Tolles


I'm a spiritual teacher who helps people find freedom from suffering.

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