Are meditation or spiritual development "retreats" creating a privileged class of "spiritual" people, those with the means to afford such "luxuries"?
Eckhart Tolle says that if we feel like dying, we might allow our self to die, by surrendering that "ego" of our mind to reality as it is. Such surrender is found in all the world's religions and mystical traditions, including Christianity.
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
In many spiritual traditions there is a common practice of receiving a new name. What is this, and what does it have to do with mysticism?
The unitive mystical experience can be compared to falling into a black hole. When compared this way, it doesn't sound like a nice experience. Likewise, for many mystics throughout history, their divine experiences weren't always a merry venture, sometimes encountering hellish realms along the way (see, for example, St. Teresa of Ávila, or St. John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul).
Eckhart Tolle is a very wise man, among many. Let his words sink in deep.