Teachings & Pointers On Conscious Living

I have nothing to sell you. Nothing here that is “new”. I invite you to set aside your spiritual concepts and second-hand knowledge, that you may abide wholeheartedly in the fullness of your own true Self.  – Shambo ~ Mark

Shambo's Writings On Spiritual Awakening, Conscious Living, Self-Discovery & Recovery From Addiction.

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Self Discovery

The Truth About AI

Their AI models could never replicate our authenticity. Our creativity. Our hearts. Our passions. Our wisdom. Our real life experiences.

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Advanced Teachings

Fear, The Author of Division

Fear is the author of division, confusion, discord and disharmony for all of mankind. Be watchful and discerning of those who would intentionally seek to sow fear unfounded into you.

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Advanced Teachings

Knowing THIS Love Is Able

Authentic spiritual awakening is not creating some blissful bubble of indifference to exist in, apart and untouched from the despair and suffering of humanity. Although in the beginning it can certainly feel that this is so.

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Advanced Teachings

Abandoning The Polarity Traps

You will reach a point in your awakening when you will be instinctively moved and made acutely aware that to progress any further, you must begin abandoning and laying down these deeply ingrained “polarity traps” of light vs. dark, good vs. bad, wrong vs. right, etc..

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Conscious Relationships

Our Own Heart’s Garden of Love

We had experienced so much lovelessness and loss in this world that we at some point, either knowingly or unknowingly, vowed to ourselves that we would spend the rest of our lives creating spaces like gardens of love in our OWN hearts. 

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Self Discovery

Home Is In The Pure Heart ~ Message In a Bottle

There is nothing more painful, chaotic and disturbing than for an awakened one to disavow their knowing of truth. To discard the rare gift of clarity of seeing in exchange for short-lived approval in culture is always a sharp thorn to the soul.

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Self Discovery

Bring Spirit… Mind & Body Will Follow

It’s easy to remain committed to our spiritual practice when we are in pain or contrarily when we feel deeply inspired. We meditate, pray and take good care of ourselves intuitively during these periods.

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Conscious Relationships

On Desire & Its Antidote of Gratitude

Let us speak on desire. Desire is neither good nor bad. Let us not think in these terms of moral polarity much longer. For a thing is either helpful, life enhancing to one’s true nature of peace and harmony or it is not.

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Conscious Relationships

The Gift of The Holy Mirror

In those sacred moments do you not realize that you are peering directly upon a most holy mirror? In this true seeing, reflected in the other, divinity has so gracefully asserted, “look here dear one, now see in this seeming other, what miraculous mysterious thing is deep within you too”. For just as you can not see your own face save its reflection, bow now before the rare holy mirror seen only as you peer into the other.

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Self Discovery

Our Evolving Prayer Life

Do not underestimate the power of prayer. For sincere, effectual prayer is the hallmark of every miracle, every saint and being of light that has ever walked the earth.

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Self Discovery

Abiding In Sanctuary Upon First Awakening

Over the years sanctuary has been very helpful upon first awakening. Let us devote as best we can, as much or as little time as necessary. For the element of time is needed until it is not and it is best utilized to ensure that our 24 hours ahead is embodied with strength, purpose, care, love, and divine inspiration.

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Self Discovery

Lessons From Loss – Behold My Father & Mother Within Me

For it is in a flash, perhaps milliseconds, yet truly it is outside of time, that years of our life’s experiences flash before us. Gracefully revealing what some of us already knew. There was always higher purpose at work. Always. Always. Yet now grace has said… here – see, Know.

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Dragonfly Mark D. Hulett
Self Discovery

Being of Sober Mind & Body

In my own experience, to be truly sober or sober minded means to be free from the influence of the unhealthy. This could be substances, people, inner thought streams, destructive addictive behaviors, or any influence that carries us away from our natural state of beautiful being.

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Self Discovery

FAQ on Nondual Teachings and Terms

I have compiled answers to a handful of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) I often get about my writings and talks in which I by nature interchangeably use language that is common to the traditions of Nonduality, Vedanta, Christianity and Zen Buddhism. 

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Self Discovery

ACIM (A Course In Miracles) – A Profound Impact

One such teaching and series of writings which did have a rather profound effect on me at the age of 21 was ACIM (A Course In Miracles). It was Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles” that first prompted me to explore the Course itself more intimately.

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Self Discovery

Awakening The Sleeping Giants

Our world as many of us once knew it, began to change drastically in 2020. We witnessed what many of us can only now, fully acknowledge as the beginnings of an advanced eroding cycle of community, connection and in many aspects even hope itself.

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Advanced Teachings

Maps To Awakening | The Map Isn’t IT

If we are devoted to our awakening in its purity more than we are attached to the comfortable experience of “cerebral spiritual knowing” about spirituality these pointers will gently be laid to rest naturally.

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Conscious Relationships

Castles In The Sand | Discourse On Relationship

(Part One of a Multi-Piece Writing on Delusion, Illusion, & Dysfunction In Modern Romantic Relationship) I would pick wildflowers for my mother as a young teen during the summers I spent with her in Alabama. She had left my sister and I with my dad to raise when I was just 5 years old.

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Advanced Teachings

Christ’s Two Greatest Commandments

I grew up in the Christian church like lots of folks. I actually came very close to becoming an ordained minister in my 20s. My heart was for Christ and will always will be but my own observations and experience with the inauthenticity of much of institutionalized Christianity pushed me in other directions.

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Advanced Teachings

Selling Water By The River

While gurus and teachers can all be essential catalysts for one’s awakening to higher levels of consciousness the serious aspirant should exercise due diligence to ensure the teaching and teacher actually bear the fruits of awakened mind and heart.

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Dragonfly Mark D. Hulett
Self Discovery

Source Is Within

In my early twenties when I first got clean and sober my sponsor and original spiritual mentor George S. would tell me often, “they’re not your source”.

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Self Discovery

Waiting To Be Discovered

I remember spending most of my young adult life waiting for others to acknowledge my gifts, depth, and authenticity. I longed for someone to discover me.

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