Jeff Carreira

In by Sophie Peirce

Jeff Carreira
Mystic / Philosopher / Author / Teacher
Jeff Carreira
e: jeff@jeffcarreira.com

About Jeff

If you’re reading this bio, I assume you’re thinking about working with me and want to find out more about what that would mean for you. If you are thinking about working with me, the most important thing for you to know is who I am, what I do and why I do it.

To put it simply, I support people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.

Life has conditioned all of us to be fearful and self-protective. Some of us eventually feel suffocated by the mental and emotional habits that keep us from living a passionate and spontaneously free life. We long to be liberated from the invisible ties that seem to bind us. We know more is possible and we start searching for a life that matches our true potential.

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I was quite young when my own spiritual search began. At the age of about seven, I began spending time locked in my father’s car in our driveway trying to stop my mind from thinking. Somehow, I knew that if I could do that, I would discover something wonderful.

But like so many of us, I forgot about my early spiritual aspirations and got swept up in the cultural script of career and relationship. I studied physics, worked as an engineer and got married. Eventually my work as an engineer felt empty, so I earned a graduate degree in education and became a schoolteacher and later a school administrator. By most standards I was pretty successful, and yet I felt empty and existentially unfulfilled.

My life took a dramatic turn when I left everything and everyone behind and joined a radical spiritual community. For the next twenty years, I devoted myself entirely to spiritual pursuits. I spent many hours every day meditating, chanting, reading and studying, all in a single pointed pursuit of the ever-elusive goal of enlightenment.

During those years in community, I was blessed with many spiritual breakthrough experiences. I was ripped open by dramatic bursts of kundalini energy shooting up from the base of my spine through the top of my head. I spent days in states of conscious awareness that remained steady through all stages of waking and sleeping. I felt a mystical expansion that didn’t stop until my body was the size of the entire cosmos. And in the middle of it, I remembered that I had been able to freely will myself into this sense of cosmic consciousness as a young child.

In the summer of 2001, during a two-month long retreat, I entered into a shared state of enlightened mind with other participants. This dramatic opening inspired me to create spiritual education programs that guided thousands of individuals through their own journey of spiritual evolution. Four years later, in 2005, and once again while on retreat, I heard a call to expand my teaching work. I started traveling and teaching meditation and spiritual philosophy more extensively throughout the world.

In 2012, I left the community I had been living in, and for the next three years co-created and co-facilitated a transformational practice group called The Evolutionary Collective with Patricia Albere. After that, I partnered with Craig Hamilton to create and lead a yearlong meditation and awakening program called Opening to the Infinite that we ran for three consecutive years.

Currently, I lead retreats throughout the world and run a teacher training program to develop the teaching capacities of others. I am the founder and lead teacher of The Mystery School for a New Paradigm – a virtual practice and study community that provides guidance and inspiration to a global group of awakening individuals.

Writing has always been a focus of my work. I have written 11 books including The Art of Conscious Contentment, No Place But Home, Paradigm Shifting, The Soul of a New Self, and a novel called Transdimensional Crossing. I regularly write new essays that are published on my blog.

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Discover Jeff's Work

Live Virtual Retreat

4 Days

May 28th - 31st, 2020

No Place But Home: A 4-Day Silent Virtual Meditation Retreat, May 2020

Take a journey that will open your mind to expanded visions of reality and connect your heart to a deeper source of love and compassion.

with Jeff Carreira

Live Course

14 months

Sept. 26th, 2020 to Dec 10th, 2021

The Artist of Possibility Training: A 14-month Intensive for Paradigm Shifters & Awakened Creatives

If you want to devote yourself to expressing new paradigm possibilities in the world, this training was created for you.

with Jeff Carreira

Live Course

12 Weeks

March 21st to June 13th, 2020

Awakening to a New Paradigm: A 12-Week Intensive that Opens Your Mind and Senses to a New Reality

This program will inspire you to act as what I call an Artist of Possibility – someone with a free spirit and unusual access to divine realities, who can see possibilities that do not yet exist and help bring them into being.

with Jeff Carreira

Course

60 Days

The Miracle of Meditation 60 Day

This is a 60 day program of daily powerful spiritual guidance and meditation, designed to take you to a new awareness. You will receive instruction and guidance in the art and science of meditation from a master practitioner and teacher.

with Jeff Carreira

Course

9 Sessions

The Art of Conscious Contentment: An Initiation in The Practice of No Problem

This 9-part program is the definitive introduction to a powerful and transformative form of meditation called The Practice of No Problem.

with Jeff Carreira

Book

No Place But Home: Reflections on Meditation and the Spiritual Life

In this book, you will explore the miracle of meditation, which is simply the recognition that you can always be perfectly content even when your mind is not.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

TransDimensional Crossing: A Novel by Jeff Carreira

Jack was in the middle of an ordinary life when time slipped for a moment and he found himself somewhere in his past. The time slip only lasted a few seconds, but he couldn’t let it go.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

Paradigm Shifting: Guiding Evolution From The Inside Out

Reading this book will unlock your mind from the unquestioned assumptions that cement us in an unchanging reality. Paradigm Shifting is a powerful guidebook for anyone who is ready to liberate their imagination from the constraints of our current philosophical paradigm.

by Jeff Carreira

Audiobook

6 hours and 14 minutes.

Narrated by Jill Ouellette

The Soul of A New Self: Embracing the Future of Being Human (Audiobook)

The Soul of a New Self is an exploration of our sense of self, how it creates the reality we live in, and how we can change reality by changing our experience of who we are.

By Jeff Carreira

Book

The Soul of A New Self: Embracing the Future of Being Human

The Soul of a New Self is an exploration of our sense of self, how it creates the reality we live in, and how we can change reality by changing our experience of who we are.

by Jeff Carreira

Audiobook

6 hours

Radical Inclusivity: Expanding Our Minds Beyond Dualistic Thinking (Audiobook with commentary)

Radical Inclusivity’ is a short book, just over 100 pages, but it is filled with subtle and complex perspectives. That is why I made an audio version in which I go through the book with you adding insight and commentary all along the way. This page is all about the audio book with commentary.

By Jeff Carreira

Book

Radical Inclusivity: Expanding Our Minds Beyond Dualistic Thinking

Radical Inclusivity arises out of the direct recognition that everything is always included as part of some larger whole.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

Embrace All That You Are: Meditation as a Path to Wholeness

This book explores the most profound realization that meditation offers – the discovery of who we really are - and explores how the practice of meditation can take us beyond all limited experiences of self into the consciousness that animates the whole universe.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

The Miracle of Meditation: A Gradual Opening into Unbroken Trust

These journal excerpts were written during a two-month long meditation retreat. The instructions given for meditation were simply to sit still, be relaxed and let everything be as it is.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

The Practice of No Problem: A deceptively simple approach to meditation that is so simple that you literally can’t do it wrong

The Practice of Having No Problem introduces a deceptively simple approach to meditation because it utilizes instructions so simple that you literally can’t do them wrong.

by Jeff Carreira

Book

Philosophy Is Not a Luxury: Four Reasons to Start Thinking About How You Think

This book is about the profound utility of philosophy. It is rooted in the conviction that philosophy is not a luxury—it is a necessity that none of us can afford to ignore.

by Jeff Carreira

Essay

Life Without Truth: A Wormhole Inquiry

What I call wormhole inquiries are a sort of philosophical hack that free us from strict adherence to our current belief system and propel us into the open-ended possibility field of the unknown. I see this as an alternative way to understand what philosophy can do for us.

by Jeff Carreira

Essay

How to Practice Having No Problem: Instructions of Meditation

The Practice of No Problem is a meditation technique based on everything I have learned about how we can replace the habit of having a problem with the habit of having no problem. Imagine a riverbed that water runs through.

by Jeff Carreira