From the desk of Mike Cheney
September 26, 2023

Dear Friend,

Thirty-three years ago, in a dusty classroom, when I was just 13 years old, I was taught how to meditate...

Little did I know it would lead to a quest for true spiritual awakening and you and I communicating with one another on this page. Like you I had a strong desire to completely awaken.

I studied under several Buddhist monks, meditated for many years and have read countless spirituality books but the final breakthrough to true awakening came from a very unexpected source...

Something has brought you and I together in this moment and enabled our paths to cross - you want to know where you are on the spiritual journey and how to progress...

Like I did, I'm sure you have a deep yearning for answers, a thirst for the truth and a strong desire for lasting happiness.

On my spiritual journey it was all of these (and more!) which drew me towards awakening.

Like most people I spent much of my adult life chasing money, attainment and so-called success - can you relate to this?

It doesn't really work though does it? You don't feel happy do you?

They've been telling us from an early age that financial success and attainment of "things" would lead to happiness.

They said if you worked hard enough you could create your own own dream life.

But the truth is...

"You End Up Living a Life of Fear, Uncertainty and Stress..."

You go from one goal to the next hoping it will be the one to give you lasting happiness but nothing ever works (even if you get everything you thought you wanted!).

Your life becomes a frenzy of activity, striving, planning and worrying.

So you try to improve things - perhaps you create a vision board, set goals or make future plans but it's all just a trap.

You end up spending your entire life planning for the future that never comes;

"I'll be happy later once I've achieved ABC and attained XYZ..."

Your entire life gets wasted trying to line up dominoes in exactly the right way.

You hope the dominoes might eventually fall down in the correct way in the future to create a moment of fleeting happiness for you.

But this is no way to live and;

Don't be fooled into thinking you only feel this way because you haven't attained or achieved enough...

"Money Isn't the Answer Either - I Had Seven Figures in the Bank But Still Couldn't Find Lasting Happiness or Peace..."

It's true.

I've only worked in one job and it didn't make me happy so I quit.

I set up my own business and, in conventional terms, "succeeded" at it for twenty years.

But millions of dollars later, after buying all the toys, houses, vacations and trappings there was still an emptiness inside.

I tried filling it with sporting endeavour so started cycling of all things...

In the space of a few years I went from beginner all the way to competing at the Amateur World Championships but it still wasn't enough.

The existential hole was still there.

The latest shiny thing could never fill the void or give me the deep peace I so desperately longed for...

"Is There Something Wrong with You - Why Can't You Just be Happy?"

At least when you're struggling for money and status you can delude yourself that the sense of lack is why you feel unhappy.

But when you've got it all and realize it's *still* not enough then it finally hits home...

No *thing* will ever be enough.

Life is not meant to be a struggle like this.

It's time for a change.

This is exactly what happened to me  - I'd reached the end of the road with life and felt full of desperation with nowhere to turn.

Then something simple yet powerful struck me;

"Is Fear Holding You Back?"

I was happily married with two kids, a successful business and lots of spare time but something was still missing.

I felt a deep yearning within me. I knew I was missing a big piece of the jigsaw of life that had escaped me thus far.

My story had followed the mainstream path that they told us should make us happy - but it didn't work.

It was time to change.

Perhaps you've been experiencing the same feelings?

You feel like nothing can fill the void you feel inside.

You're fighting with yourself, your inner voice, other people and the world and it's stressing you out.

You've seen the way most people in a battle with life and you know there must be another way. If you could just rise above it all, everything would be okay.

Well luckily there IS a better way...

"When I Truly Awakened All Suffering Faded Away - Here's What Happened..."

I began studying under a Buddhist monk and meditating more earnestly.

During one particular meditation I envisioned the body dying and experienced a "crown opening" where the top of my head experienced an opening to the above.

An infinite field of blackness, stars and intelligence surged inwards and downwards then upwards and outwards...

It was clear right away I was not the mind, the body or the identity.

I took a vow to truly awaken and teach others.

I walked to a lone tree near my house, sat down underneath it and offered a prayer to every God, deity and the Universe to awaken and teach others the truth.

A short time later I had a mind-blowing "everything is one" experience during an innocent trip to the swimming pool with my daughter.

Everything took on the same appearance, everything comprised of the same indivisible quality, everything was energy and of the same intrinsic value.

Every perceivable object now presented itself with a loving, knowing glow and warm friendliness.

All suffering faded away and a warm, loving and ever-present peace and “okayness” has replaced it.

The illusion had been seen through.

Many people embark on this journey towards awakening but get lost along the way.

This is your invitation - I can help guide you to awakening, a new life and a new you...

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"I've Guided Countless Students Like You Directly to Awakening - There is a Small Fee and Here's Why..."

There's a famous Zen phrase;

"Before enlightenment - carry water, chop wood. After enlightenment - carry water, chop wood."

I've been teaching and coaching people for over 20 years - whether it be private clients, entrepreneurs, students or seekers.

It's in my blood - both my parents were teachers and...

If there's one thing I've learned in the 20 years I've been coaching and teaching people it's this;

- You have a greater chance of success if you're invested in the process

I've given plenty of guidance for free (and still do so) but by putting a price tag on working with me it ensures only those who really want this step forward.

Plenty of people talk a good game when it comes to wanting spiritual awakening but then they self-sabotage with endless excuses;

  • "Now's not the right time..."
  • "My situation isn't perfect for this..."
  • "I just need to sort out a few things and then I'll tackle it..."
  • "I'm worried I might lose my identity or my job..."
  • "I'm scared about how my loved ones might react..."

"Either you want truth or you don't..."

There are no half-measures.

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#2. You are much more likely to succeed with my guidance

#3. You are supporting my family and my practice so the teaching remains sustainable and available for others

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