Understand enlightenment and learn to cultivate it in everyday life.

Our new and innovative curriculum offers healers, therapists, yoga, and meditation practitioners insight and methods to cultivate the state of spiritual enlightenment in their daily lives.

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Study spiritual enlightenment, be inspired by the Upanishads, apply yourself daily with practice, and discover the difference of living in the enlightened state for yourself.



Receive a monthly private session with Russill Paul that is recorded for you and provided to you for lifetime learning. 

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Discuss your spiritual goals and challenges in person with Russill Paul and receive personal guidance on your best next step going forward. After your private session is over, you receive a recording of it to guide you. PLUS, from the moment you book the session, you receive complimentary access to a wide selection of introductory lessons and webinars in our Yogic Mystery School.


A student speaks about The Secret Life

Although we all know a lot about prayer and meditation, the purpose of the Secret Life is to lovingly challenge us to rediscover our relationship with the divine with renewed authenticity. The Secret Life delivers!

Upgraded Original Curriculum

Below are the five modules of the original Secret Life program that have been developed with new content and additional modules to cultivate direct mystical experience. This is done for the many students who are retaking this program. You learn about new modules in the next section.

Module 1: Going Beyond Meditation

Discover deeper qualities in consciousness that go beyond the methods and techniques of common meditation practices

Module 2: Intimacy with the Divine

Learn to tap into the directness of spiritual experience through sacred declarations that immediately foster a sense of intimacy with the Divine.

Module 3: The Eternal in Daily Life

Learn how to use your sacred declarations while you are engaged in everyday activities to deepen your sense of intimacy with the Divine.

Module 4: 48 Hrs to Enlightenment

Dedicate a single weekend to cultivate an intense spiritual practice of intimacy with Divine Presence while doing life as usual.

Module 5: Ultimate Reality Quest

In this final module, we connect our English phrases to classic sacred utterances in the Upanishads so we can relate what we our doing to the highest experiences known in our recorded spiritual history.

"I've had moments throughout my day when everything seems like spirit and spirituality … just from uttering the declarations in this program … very powerful and awesome. Even before I get out of bed. I feel the energy of blessing on my skin in the shower… it all feels full of the Presence of a blessing! A feeling of warmth and comfort, a sense of belonging and that all is right in the universe. But there is a deeper, underlying stream of energy also happening. I love how the most seemingly simple and subtle practices are really the most profound. Thank-you!"

Stephani Doherty
Yoga Teacher and Banker

"One of the major breakthroughs has been a shift in consciousness that has allowed me to move towards wholeness and to recognize the parts of myself that are broken and that need to be healed."

University Adminstrator

"I’m living a much more centered life. The first “thing” that comes to mind when waking during the night or in the morning is connecting with Other. The last “thing” when dropping off to sleep is the same. The connection has become constant."

National Parks Supervisor


We are thrilled to be developing and adding brand new curriculum for the Secret Life to appeal to Yoga practitioners and teachers, as well as anyone interested in the classic scriptures of enlightenment. We focus essentially on The Upanishads, the first official scripture on the planet that attests to the reality of spiritual awakening in human consciousness.


The key to truly understanding the inner life in relationship to humanity's great spiritual awakening found in the Upanishads lies in exploring the relationship between these three key terms. We have an entirely new bonus module dedicated to this process.


This new bonus module offers many hours of audio recordings from a complete weekend retreat on The Essence of Yoga. This retreat was to explore three primary yogic scriptures:  Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras to tap the essence of Yoga.


This new module offers insight into how we can cultivate everyday enlightenment by using the Secret Life methods while being informed by the lofty spiritual teaching of the Upanishads, the Himalayas of the Soul.

Another student shares the value of

The Secret Life in our challenging times of the pandemic.

You can do this!

"Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate this and find [divinity] there." — Meister Eckhart (translated by Matthew Fox)

It takes ingenuity to recognize that Divine Presence is always there around us and inside us, especially in these challenging times. More importantly, it is essential to learn how to be in a continual relationship with this presence. None of us can afford to take our spirituality for granted, especially in these times.
When you begin the Secret Life, you start by learning how to use declarations and affirmations to create intimacy, not through the imagination, but through direct awareness. Learning to live out of one's deepest self, the atman, while engaged in the grittiness of life, economics, relationships, and responsibilities, is challenging. However, when done with integrity, it is soul-fulfilling.   
Our 21-st century spiritual prototype, I believe, is neither one of world negation nor the way of hedonistic indulgence. For the last 2500 years, spirituality has placed the solitary and celibate life on a pedestal, teaching that one must separate from the world, family, and society to become spiritual. The new vision of spirituality is to discover humanity within our divinity and vice versa. And then, to use our talents in the service of the highest consciousness.
The Secret Life is not a challenging program. It's as easy as pie, we might say. Yet, it lays the ground for deep and sophisticated methods of advanced mystical experience. This program will challenge you to recover your beginner mind, even if you are an advanced spiritual practitioner. It will help you take stock of how you go about seeking intimacy with the divine. The Secret Life will reveal to you how much your ego actually "Edges God Out." The late Wayne Dyer created this acronym for the ego. The Secret Life teaches you a new acronym, to "Allow God's Engagement" with you, so you can "age" gracefully, secure in the awareness that you are never alone.  
Although packed with inspirational content that will inspire deep thinking and practice, it is designed with immense flexibility. The method offered is contemporary while rooted in the tradition of classical mysticism inspired by St. John of the Cross, Kabir, St. Theresa of Avila, Tukaram, Rumi, Hafiz, and Gibran. Yet, it is practice. Our spiritual practice must be entrenched in pragmatism, so that we "walk the spiritual path with practical feet," as the late Angeles Arien would put it. Equally important is that our spirituality needs to retain an aura of the magical and mystical. Our program offers the sum totality of all this...