When Your Spirit Leaps with Bonnie Greenwell

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If you are at the beginning of your awakening, pick up “When Spirit Leaps” by Bonnie Greenwell.

Bonnie Greenwell’s book is road map for navigating and processing your awakening. It is core curriculum for anyone wishing to expand and embrace their spirituality. Bonnie tells the audience that awakenings are not a one-size-fits-all. A person’s awakening is individual to them. It is colored by their upbringing, their culture, their family, the places they live and people around them. The opening, also individual by circumstance and life experience. Awakening is eclectic, there are many doors in which to enter awakening.

Bonnie describes spiritual awakening in her book as “Clearly remembering who you are: one with all existence.”

She talks about how there is a universal consciousness within you that awakens itself.  In the western world, we taught (mostly through Abrahamic religions) that we need a mediator to access our wisdom and consciousness. Spiritual awakening sheds that idea and brings us to “the realization of our true nature, by true nature” Bonnie says in her book.

Bonnie goes list out different types of awakenings by saying “Even people who would never identify as spiritual sometimes find themselves awakening through activities that I’ve come to call “portals” to awakening.”

  • A near death experience (NDE)
  • Deep meditative practice
  • A traumatic event or injury
  • Yoga or qigong exercises
  • Suffering, despair, or greif
  • Encountering a guru or awakened teacher
  • Childbirth
  • An exercise found on the internet
  • Experimentation with psychedelics
  • Devotional practice and prayer
  • A visitation, vision, or mystical dream
  • Breathing practices
  • A sudden aha! moment
  • A shamanic journey or treatment

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​This week on the show I sit down to talk to transpersonal psychotherapist and non-dual teacher Bonnie Greenwell. Bonnie is a successful author whose work focuses on spiritual awakening, Kundalini, and the inward journey. Bonnie walks us through her spiritual history and we discuss the many types of spiritual awakenings. She defines for the audience Kundalini and non-duality and how they are two sides of the same coin. We conclude with Bonnie sharing wisdom and advice for anyone who is on the path of awakening. Bonnie's book "When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Spiritual Awakening Process" is core curriculum for anyone on the spiritual path.
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