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SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

Aug 3, 2022

"The ego is nothing but the inner consciousness, the inner soul that is conditioned and structured by our experience. So as it becomes conditioned and patterned, by our experience, it loses touch with its true authenticity." 

Episode Summary: On today’s episode of SoulTalk, we are joined by the co-founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, The Ridhwan School and a speaker of the recent Surrender Summit, the ever-wise A. H. Almaas. 

In this episode, A.H. Almaas speaks to us on the importance of exploring beyond the immediate reality. He breaks down the stages of spiritual awakening to help us navigate the most important part of spiritual awakening, the first stage: addressing our Ego. He explains the key importance in being truthful to yourself as you embark on a spiritual journey and how to use external events and circumstances as opportunities for self-evolution.


(3:34) - How A.H. Almaas began his spiritual work
(6:31) - How A.H. Almaas experienced "Ego Death" on his spiritual path.
(8:38) - What is enlightenment?
(13:00) - The hindrances you encounter on the path of spiritual awakening.
(15:40) - Who are we? What are we?
(18:45) - How to get from your sense of separate self to knowing who you are.
(22:05) - Is spiritual awakening a destiny or a choice?
(22:44) - The stages of Spiritual Awakening
(30:58) - Addressing your attachment to enlightenment
(38:38) - How do we navigate the ego?
(42:35) - What is incarnation and reincarnation?
(49:21) - A.H. Almaas's spiritual perspective of the global events of the recent years

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • A step-by-step approach on how to embark on a successful spiritual journey.
  • The stages of spiritual awakening.
  • How to navigate the ego.
  • How to navigate the hinderances of awakening.
  • Why it is important to stay true to yourself.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What led to the path of spirituality?
  • What is enlightenment?
  • How does someone get to that point awakening?
  • Is there a stage where one loses interest in spirituality?
  • How do you confront your attachment to your enlightenment?

"... first of all, ego is natural. That's the first stage of development. Every human being grows up as an ego...the first stage of awakening is to awaken [to the knowledge] that you are ego. You are not yet your true self."

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