This class is especially for anyone where life is going well. It’s even better if right now your life is awesome!

So why do any of this inner work stuff?

Because this is precisely the best time to go into deeper stuff. 

Too often, people turn to this path when they’re distressed. It turns teachers like me into spiritual firefighters. Sure, we help put out the fire, but we can’t get to the electrical wiring that caused the fire in the first place.

If we are serious about the spiritual path to freedom, we shouldn’t wait for a problem to arise to go within. If we do, we aren’t going to work deeply. You’ll largely be just trying to stabilize yourself. Core issues much less our fundamental illusion of separateness are virtually inaccessible when a person is unhappy or upset and focused solely on trying to get stable ground back under their feet. And deep attachments are definitely not accessible when someone is extremely upset or traumatized.

It’s when we’re calm and relaxed, that we can see more into the depths and subtleties within ourselves.

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Going Deeper When Life Is Good Class Description

Before talking about some common levels of issues and attachments, let me reiterate why we do inner work.

We are all totally and completely free to repeat the same unconscious patterns unknowingly for our entire lives.

Spiritual freedom does not stop us from anything. Sometimes, people are told that if they meditate, pray, do yoga, chant, or something else that their attachments will all just vanish.


This idea is a form of total spiritual ignorance to the reality of humanity. Human beings love their patterns. Left to our own devices, we endlessly repeat mental patterns, emotional patterns, and physical patterns unless we are forced by life to change. That’s why if we want to realize spiritual freedom and have some semblance of choice over our lives, we have to learn to understand ourselves and unlearn our patterns.

Different Levels of Issues

The following is yet another way to understand the complexity that resides within you. Here are some common levels of attachments that many people have:

  1. Trauma
  2. Upsetting experiences
  3. General attachments
  4. Larger socially-approved of attachments (many of which are so normalized that they’re invisible) and core issues
  5. Primal attachments (the drives to survive and procreate)
  6. The fundamental illusion of being separate

Can you guess where most of people’s inner work is?

If you’re thinking numbers 1 and 2, you’re right.

People don’t often get into working through more general attachments like an attachment to personal fashion choices, your favorite beverages, and the thousands of little attachments people have. Fewer people really engage with the depths of larger attachments like creating a sense of identity around work, which is greatly approved of by our larger society. And our attachments around basic pleasures? haha. Forget it. I won’t mention the last.

Additionally, when people resolve the upsetting and/or traumatizing issues, they often lose interest in the spiritual path. When the house fire is put out, why go looking for the faulty electrical wiring?

But when life is good and there is no problem, this is the time to look more deeply at your basic attachments and issues. This is when the waters of the lake are calm enough to see further than the choppy waves on the surface, and we can move through more powerful releases and realizations.

For more thoughts on this topic, you can check out these resources:

When Life Is Great, Go Deeper (video)

Choosing Spiritual Freedom

How to Go Spiritually Deeper

Why You Want to Come

As always, you want to come to my classes because you’re on the path to realizing spiritual freedom. 

How to Find Spiritual Freedom

In addition, you want to come to:

  • Go deeper spiritually
  • To deal with more powerful attachments.
  • To learn how to deal with more challenging and systemic issues
  • To remember again why spiritual work is necessary on a path to nowhere (Now Here)

Specifics of Going Deeper When Life Is Good Class

Here are the specifics of how the class works. 

  • Have two classes–one at 10:30 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.

If you have questions about this class, I’m happy to answer them. 

Once again, if you’re interested and aren’t on my free newsletter, you can sign up below. I’ll send out an announcement when I’m enrolling people in the Going Deeper When Life Is Good class.

In love and kindness,

Jim Tolles


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

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