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  1. @SirVladimir if language is part of what allows us to construct reality, writing is a way to engage with it You are a writer, right? Who are your major influences? One more piece from Olafur Eliasson:
  2. Olafur Eliassson
  3. Post artists in this thread who have qualities associated with Spiral Dynamics tier 2
  4. In the effort to build my business, these books have been crucial for me: A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger (about inquiry, how to ask better questions, it's helping me design better products/services) Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design (will help you design better products/services and understand the process of infinite creation at the same time) Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (detailed descriptions of squalid living/working conditions, lit a fire under my ass to escape wage slavery) Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne (exactly what it says on the tin, provides a framework to help you craft a unique and powerful value proposition so you can provide massive value to others) The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling (If you struggle with procrastination and following through on finishing projects, this book is for you. Works for both individuals and collectives/companies)
  5. @Happy Jay On top of the things mentioned so far, I've heard that sauna use has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus. Pretty sure I heard Dr. Rhonda Patrick talking about it at some point, but I don't remember the exact video. I also recommend getting your genetics tested through a company like 23&me and then running your raw genetic data through Dr. Rhonda's genetic report tool. Doing that revealed that I have an expression of the HSPA1L gene that makes me more susceptible to hearing loss due to loud noise exposure. Knowing about this and other genes is a great tool to have under your belt.
  6. This is what a stage turquoise relationship can look like.
  7. Frank Yang and his guru girlfriend are stage turquoise. He recently woke up, and uses his film making skills point to the nature of infinity in interesting and beautiful ways!
  8. @modmyth you reminded me of another great resource, Radiorunner's Curriculum for the 'Solo Artist' - The one-stop-shop for structuring your self-taught art journey. It contains some of the resources you mentioned above. I've attached the curriculum as an image to this post, and in case it compresses to become unreadable, here's the link to it on imgur as well: https://imgur.com/gallery/RXJ2nmH
  9. @CoruptKirin I have a couple great resource for you! This is The Draftsmen Podcast made by 2 experienced art educators, and much of their 2nd season has been dedicated to the topic of how to reproduce art education for yourself! In their art education episodes, they cover what you need to reproduce in case you aren't going to art school or what to do to get the most out of it in case you are going. They did an episode for each of the big important benefits of art school including Knowledge, Structure, Mentorship, Community, and Workspace & Equipment. The Draftsmen are Marshall Vandruff and Stan Prokopenko, and while they're primarily focused on picture-making types of art like illustration, animation, portraiture, etc, the principles they discuss apply to other forms of art too. Even though I'm not a picture-maker, their content is so good that it transformed how I pursue my life purpose of helping people raise their consciousness by experiencing my large scale 3-dimensional works of public art installations and sculpture. There's another powerful resource to mention as well. Marshall Vandruff has a lecture on his website called "How To Design Your Art Career With A Whiteboard". It's a spiral dynamics stage yellow approach to plot a course for your creative career, one that balances making money with staying true to yourself creatively. The first 18min of the lecture are free and the rest only costs $4, which is a steal for the value. Here's the first 18 minutes of it: And the rest of it can be bought for $4 here: https://marshallart.com/SHOP/all-products/all-videos/how-to-design-your-career-with-a-whiteboard/ I hope you find these resources as helpful as I did!
  10. Here's the Wikipedia page for the religious group Amy Coney Barrett is a member of, check it out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_Praise What aspects of People of Praise are cult-like? What further questions should we ask?
  11. @Michael Paul I didn't read your thread last night as I was too distressed, but I read it just now and it gave some perspective. I followed the link you gave to lovebliss.eu/kundalini and what I read there makes me think the energy was absorbed at a blockage at the 3rd knot at the base of the skull. While the energy was very intense, I didn't feel orgasmic bliss, more like a trance-like disorientation similar to a fainting feeling but with a metaphysical flavor to it. My heart has really begun to open this year, so the kundalini seems to have had little trouble passing up through the heart towards the brain. When this happened, I was holding on for dear life. You asked if I feel kundalini awakening symptoms in the head now and the answer is no. At worst, there is a slight dull pressure left over at the base of my skull/highest vertebra and a slight ringing in my ears (maybe just tinitus, but the ringing became very intense during the 2 waves of my experience last night.) I'll take my foot off the gas completely for a while to integrate the experience and find stability again. Thanks so much for reaching out, I'll send you a DM if something serious happens regarding all this. @khalifa Hey man, thanks for your kind words and describing your experience. You're right, I'm going to do my best to not worry. No matter what happens, it helps to know that "This too shall pass." Just like you suggested, I decided to spend time over the next few days grounding myself by connecting to the people and things that I love and that make me feel like who I am. Good luck on your path, you got this! @cetus56 Thanks, this is sage advice. Sometimes, any amount of a thing is too much and that may be where I am for now. But I'm going to be more gentle with the work going forward, and I'm looking forward to shorter daily meditations as the first thing that I pick up when I feel I'm ready again. Hopefully that will be soon. @Red-White-Light As it turns out, Kundalini works just like the jukebox in Happy Days. All it needs is a good hard slap to get going! Thanks again everyone, this was quite the challenging experience and I'm so grateful for everyone's assistance.
  12. @cetus56 Hey there, I tagged you because you're the mod who saw my spongebob thread yesterday about the dangers of spiritual work. I had a very frightening experience tonight, may have awakened my kundalini and then i realized I am not ready for this at all. I am asking for any pointers or guidance that you or anyone here may have on how to put a lid on it. Here are the things that I am doing to put a lid on it: Grounding myself in my sense of physicality and materiality Connecting to the things that make me who I am as an individual Here are the list of things that I was doing that got me into this situation (these are the things that I will stop doing effectively immediately): Micro dosing (10ug of 1P-LSD) once every 3 days for almost a month now. Self-inquiry, specifically pointing the finger at the self Meditation, attempting to observe the observation Kriya yoga breathing during meditation, only for the last couple days Noticing the dream-like nature of my direct experience Questioning and poking at the nature of reality in general Sometimes in the morning I do bio-energetic wake up routine which involves slapping the surfaces of the body to wake up the nervous system for the day. This includes one point referred to as the jade pillow which involves simultaneously slapping the forehead and the back of the head when it's "done right" I can feel energy shoot down my spine from where I slapped the back of my head. In hindsight it feels like I was really dumb messing with stuff I was not ready for. Just like Leo said in his last video, I have to ask myself if I really want to give up the self and the honest answer is no, I am not ready to do that. My concern is that I triggered something that I don't have the skills or desire to follow through on. Again I am stopping all the activities that contributed to this happening in the hopes that my energy will calm down and be able to regulate itself properly again. I am not convinced that I have a full kundalini awakening though I can't be sure as this has never happened to me before. Can anyone offer advice? Thank you so much.
  13. While sitting today, some of Leo's last video was bouncing around in my head and I remembered this episode of Spongebob. It's a surprising how well this seems to fit with what Leo was talking about! It's all fun and games... Until someone loses an I
  14. So I had a big Ah-ha! moment last month and realized I want to become a life coach! This post is to ask for your input about life coaching education. I'd be grateful for anyone who is or was a life coach to give their input and share their experience with their training. Of all the places I could do my coach training, my preference is Integral Coaching Canada https://www.integralcoachingcanada.com/ Their curriculum is based on the work of Ken Wilber and he endorses their program as well. For contrast, I'm including iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) https://www.ipeccoaching.com/ They seems like one of the more well known coach training organizations. If you have opinions about the two coach training institutes or any other organizations, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance everyone!
  15. @Alex Paul Chek recently released a 7-part series about the Chakras, I learned quite a bit from it! In these videos, he also lists some books on this topic and some of these books are required reading for his students. The Book of Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. Van der Kolk