Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can
Michael Singer, The untethered soul
Let’s face it, life can be challenging…
For some of us, it can often feel like a hostile, lawless place where negative emotions such as anxiety, anger or shame frequently get the better of us.
However, according to Michael singer, this negative perception of life can be drastically transfomed through consciouss effort. In his course “Living from a place of surrender” he promises to liberate you from the negative and set you up towards a path of pure joy and inner-well being.
Do you want to know if he delivers on this promise?
Keep reading, because in this post I’ll be giving you an in-depth revief of the latest Michael Singer course.
So let’s dive in!
Living From A Place Of Surrender - The Untethered Soul in Action
After a lot of research about confidence and happiness, I stumbled upon the online course “Living from a place of surrender” created by Michael Singer.
The course description stated that in this course I would learn about my true relationship to the world unfolding around me and to the thoughts and emotions arising within me.
But most importantly, I would be able to come into touch with the real “me”—the indwelling consciousness that is witnessing it all.
This sounded like a very big promise, but I had heard great things about Micheal Singer. Michael Singer had a really interesting interview with Oprah (which you can watch on youtube here) and I already read his book “the surrender expirement” which showed how beautiful life can be if you let it.
So I decided to give the online course a go. You can find my review below!
If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, you can watch my youtube video on Michael Singer’s course here:
Who is Michael Singer?
Michael A. Singer (a.k.a Mickey Singer) has been a spiritual teacher for more than four decades and has written two books: the #1 New York Times bestseller “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” and the New York Times bestseller “The Surrender Experiment”.
Mickey Singer has been featured on a lot of different television and radion shows, including Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Oprah even said that Michael’s books are one of te few that are always on her nightstand.
He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and the founding CEO of a billion-dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution.
While working on his doctorate in economics in 1971, Michael A Singer said he experienced a deep inner awakening and went into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded the yoga and meditation center known as Temple of the Universe (tou.org), where people have come together to practice and study ever since.
In addition to his work as a spiritual teacher, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, health care, and environmental protection.
Michael Singer Quotes
Here’s my top 5 Michael Singer quote’s that can make you look at things differently.
Michael explains why we as humanss suffer
About the course
Everyone says they want to be happy and confident. But how devoted are they really to reaching this goal? According to Michael Singer, we are influenced by many things throughout our life, but there is only one thing that determines whether we are truly happy or not: Do you want to be happy?
Michael Singer believes that from the moment you make the decision to truly devote yourself to your own happiness, the noise will start to fade. However, most people don’t even try as they believe that happiness is outside of their control. They believe that happiness is heavily dependent on the people in their lives and the life events they go through. According to Michael, it doesn’t have to be like this.
In the Four Noble Truths, the 1st truth is that life can consist of suffering, pain, and misery. If you are human, chances are you have noticed this 😉
The 2nd truth is that this suffering is caused by selfish craving and personal desire. From the moment we are born, we unconsciously develop a set of deep-rooted preferences that get in our way. We have beliefs and standards about the way everything has to be at all times.
The 3rd truth is that this selfish craving can be overcome. Unlike what most people think, it is actually fully within our control!
The 4th and last truth is that the way to overcome this misery is by following a path of gradual self-improvement. This involves letting go of our expectations and resistance to reality. This is exactly what the online course created by Michael Singer is all about.
We unintentionally cause ourself suffering by trying to achieve internal happiness through external stuff. The result is a conflict with reality instead of a deep connection with the gift that is life. Our own happiness is fully within our control, however, it takes a conscious effort to look beyond ‘getting what we want’.
The video e-course created by Michael Singer called “living from a place of surrender” consists of 8 sessions (over 9 hours of instructions) that have the sole objective of helping you liberate yourself from the negative, and deepen your relationship with the world that is unfolding around you. This course promises to give you a clear understanding of the processes of your thoughts and emotions and puts you in touch with you, the true consciousness that is “in the driver’s seat” and witnesses all.
Free 3-part video series
Micheal Singer also offers a free 3-part video series in which you’ll learn #1 why you (and almost all people) suffer, #2 The beauty of your mind, and #3 Learning to let go.
Eventually, you will see that the real cause of the problem is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problems
Michael Singer, The untethered Soul
The Structure of Michael Singer’s Course
This is an 8-week online course. Therefore, the lessons are divided into 8 sessions.
Session 1 – Who Am I?
In this session, Michael explains who you actually are. The one who is experiencing everything both from the external world and from within your own body.
Session 2 – The Outside World
In this session, you will learn about the reality of the moment that is unfolding in front of you, one that has taken 13.8 billion years to arrive. If you look at it objectively… it is really just us, sitting on a big rock that is spinning on its axles in the middle of nowhere. You will learn the impersonal nature of the present moment and explore how engaging with the moment allows you to step into the flow of the universe.
Session 3 – The Mind, Part One
This session investigates the “alternate universe” we create inside the mind, which is built out of stored impressions from past experiences. These stored impressions create the internal expectations about how you think life has to be in order to be okay. This leads to the voice in your head saying, “I can’t do that because I won’t be good enough” or “No I can’t talk to them, they won’t like me”. This alternate reality obstructs your experience of reality itself and ultimately causes suffering throughout your life.
Session 4 – The Mind, Part Two
In this session you’ll revisit the voice inside your head, exploring the source of this voice and how it leads to suffering. You will look at surrender in the context of working with the mind, and ways we can focus on the unfolding moment in order to get out the of “personal mind” and back into reality.
Session 5 – The Heart
Here, you will learn to handle your feelings in whatever shape or size they appear, and explore how to release stuck emotional energy patterns, that were created by the stored impressions.
Session 6 – Your Predicament and the Spiritual Path
In this session, you’ll go even deeper into why we as humans suffer and learn about the methods of how to get out of this predicament. .
Session 7 – Learning to Let Go
In this session, you’ll learn all about how to let go of all the negativity caused by the stored impressions. Michael will also show you some meditation techniques as well as a lot of mental exercises to completely surrender.
Session 8 – Living a Life of Surrender
In this final session, Michael discusses the dramatic reorientation of our lives as we practice the path of surrender. In this session you’ll learn how beautiful life can be if you’re liberated from all the negativity. He explains that there is no limit to your happiness.
Michael also presents ten practical audio sessions for applying the insights in his bestselling book within the context of business and the office environment. Topics:
- Finding fulfillment at work
- Navigating difficult discussions
- Learning to listen
- Creativity in the workplace
- Conscious communication
- Dealing with disappointment
- Solving problems at work
- Finding your inspiration
- Working with others
- Stress and burnout
“Spiritual Activism: The Path of Accepting and Serving Reality”—Many of us at this time feel called to engage in social activism. Yet where do we begin? In this 43-minute audio teaching, Michael discusses the intersection of spirituality and activism, the power of acceptance, seeing things clearly, and more.
My Results After Completing The Course Living From A Place Of Surrender
I have to say, this course has really changed my life. At first, I had a bit of a hard time accepting everything that is taught as my whole belief system was built on achieving happiness from the outside. “When I finally finish university I will have a lot more confidence and I will be happy” or “When I finally get my car and new house I will be a lot more independent and happy”.
Of course, these external factors bring joy and happiness, but those are often short-lived. These positive external events are usually a gateway to new problems, which again, are accompanied by negative feelings and emotions. For this reason, it is impossible to achieve internal happiness with external things.
Michael Singer course has helped me realize this and provided a roadmap on how to actually let go of this false belief system and achieve happiness and confidence from within.
The simple yet powerful meditation technique Michaeal has thought me has helped me to gain control of my awareness. This simple meditation technique, which I call the Michael Singer meditation, is just a simple exercise where you focus on your breath in cycles of 20. Simple but effective.
The most important and mind-blowing thing I have learned, but unconsciously have always known, is that I am not the mind or body, but actually the consciousness that is witnessing the mind and body. Just as I, the consciousness, witnesses everything on the outside such as people, cars and buildings, I am actually witnessing the thoughts and emotions that arise within my body.
Michael also explains that we experience so many negative thoughts and emotions because of our constant need to have everything aligned with our internal expectations. For example, because I didn’t want to feel the feeling of rejection from within, I went out of my way to control things on the outside to not feel this way. As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities by simply not talking to people. Just realizing this destructive pattern is already enough to change
Although I am not all the way there yet as the process takes time, the difference is already astonishing. For example, I no longer struggle with the anxiety that had a big impact on my life for all this time. I learned to “relax and release” on a daily basis whenever I felt these negative thoughts and emotions might come up
This also significantly boosted my self-esteem and level of confidence. So much so, that I have no problem talking to strangers or speaking in public anymore. I no longer dread going to social gatherings as I can now see it as an opportunity to grow even more. The course contains so many life lessons which I could have used earlier in life, that I wished I had found it sooner
I even started listening to the sessions on repeat every day on my way to work. It really is a tranquil way to start the day and it remembers yourself to be aware of everything you are experiencing both inside and outside throughout the day
The course covers literally everything from your mind, body and the people in your life to planetary science. All you need is some time to listen and relax
Overall, I recommend this program to everyone who is struggling with negative feelings and emotions such as anxiety, anger, inadequacy, shame, or jealousy. You will find out that the most effective personal growth technique is to use life to remove your inner blockages that are causing these negative feelings and emotions, instead of compensating for them
I would also recommend this program to people who aren’t necessarily struggling but want to feel more happiness in their life, experience spontaneous joy and obtain clarity and calmness in their minds
Micahel Singer course review:
What I Liked
- It definitely delivers on its promises
- Unique information that I haven’t seen anywhere else
- Very interesting
- Easy to follow
What I Didn’t Like
- The presentation in the sessions could be a bit better to make it even more interesting
The program is one of the key sources that helped me see the world from a different perspective. It simply is one of the most important things that have helped me get rid of my anxiety and other negative emotions and increase happiness and confidence.
The original price of the course is $397, but you can get it for $297, or 3 monthly payments of $99 here. It’s not cheap, but as they say, you can’t put a price on happiness. It was absolutely worth the price to me!
In every session, Michael manages to get through to you in a very unique and informative way. The only thing I can think of that could be better, is the use of visuals or other attributes for example. This would make the sessions a bit more exciting.
The course is quite time-intensive as there are 8 sessions that have a combined play time of over 9 hours. However, because it’s such an eye-opening experience and easy to follow, it really isn’t a problem. It’s better than watching Netflix!
The course “living from a place of surrender” definitely works! In my opinion, the course is the easiest, most complete and unique program available to increase happiness and confidence. If this is your goal, make sure to check it out!
Whether or not you decide to go with this Michael Singer course, I respect you for trying to improve your life, and I hope you will find what you are looking for! If you want to stay up to date on all things confidence, be sure to keep an eye on the blog!