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  1. @Austin Actualizing The guided meditations from Dawson Church have shown me how to love myself more fully. https://www.eftuniverse.com/meditations3 To summarize the idea behind it in a few words. First I charge my heart in energy, then send it to a place/someone/a memory that I love and then finally bringing it back to the part of myself that needs it. I found this sequence really helpful because by adding the intermediary step of loving someone else before sending it back to myself would allow me to receive my love unconditionally. I hope you find the way to your heart soon
  2. Existing thread in the relationship subforum that you might have overlooked.
  3. @d0ornokey Beautiful question @Serotoninluv 's advice is what I am striving for in such interaction. When I don't know what to say, not say, I ask myself: "What would love do now?" listen to the answer and flow with it. It feels great and leaves no wondering of should I have done that, said that etc. I did the best I could. @tsuki Thank you for that insight!
  4. Dear @gahzito thank you for these resources and pointers. I don't have as much of an understanding of the field of relationships as you do but it is true that the abovementioned books left me hungry for more.
  5. How to eat move and be healthy by Paul Chek is what made it for me. Comprehensive, practical with questionnaires to help you determine your priorities and clear action steps and recommendations. Then you apply it for a few weeks, retake the questionnaires and keep iterating until you are happy with your health. Tip you might come in wanting to fix your diet or exercise routine only to realize you first need to improve self-care and rest. This book helped me identify a yeast overgrowth in my gut which was critically hampering my progress and completely outside of my attention. https://www.amazon.com/How-Eat-Move-Be-Healthy/dp/1583870067/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=ow+to+eat+move+and+be+healthy&qid=1578030296&sr=8-2-spell @Sri McDonald Trump Maharaj Thank you for the book recommendation it seems to be following the same thread as Weston A Price's research: https://www.amazon.com/Nutrition-Physical-Degeneration-Weston-Price/dp/0916764206/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=weston+a+price&qid=1578030805&sr=8-1
  6. I am enrolled in the CHEK academy training program so far the teaching is to my complete satisfaction. A great teacher just like leo, curious, nondogmatic and iconoclastic. I would encourage anyone who would like to dig deeper into health/healing/nutrition and overall development to check him out. His podcast living 4d is a great place to get a better sense of the depth of the guy.
  7. Travel without money Dress up as someone from the opposite sex and go to a place with people you know After earning some cash you needed, give it away Get into some public speaking/debate club and start defending outrageous topics Take the train/bus/hitchhike far away from home and walk back non-stop
  8. This speech has had a profound effect on me! Thanks for reminding me of it ! Here is a beautifully crafted musical interpretation of the introduction speech.
  9. @capriciousduck You can check out focus at will, it offers many playlists that are engaging just a part of the brain but has nothing close to speech or lyrics. It worked very well for me and offered different playlists that I could change depending on my mood. https://www.focusatwill.com/
  10. An album about Archaic revival, culture and history: https://open.spotify.com/album/7DpYdMnYjs5SezRW7QdPeu An album about clockwork elves: https://open.spotify.com/album/721wDuw7wWAbKAasb09tB5?si=AQOZq5jFS7CR0478CgJl3w Both are absolut gems
  11. Thank you all for your insights! @mikelyons @Aeris Solo retreat it will be! Thank you for the encouraging words
  12. @oMarcos The curious part was that they only mentioned the Kriya yoga and breathwork in the refusal email as the reason why I wasn't eligible.
  13. Dear Forum, I have been on the path for a few years now, meditating, going to retreats, doing psychedelics and experimenting in a broad way with the tool and techniques to expand awareness. Favoring the ones that worked and abandoning the low yield stuff. I happen to have some free time in the months to come and thought about serving a Vipassana course. I attended two such retreats as a student. My intention was to give back and take some time off society. I filled the questionnaire about my health and other spiritual practices honestly. Mentioning about my occasional psychedelic use in a PD context and the other practices I have explored in parallel with Vipassana meditation / strong determination sitting. I told them about holotropic breathwork and Kriya yoga. To my great surprise, my application got rejected because of having practiced other techniques since my last course. This situation is confusing because I thought that when people increase their awareness they would come to the realization of the validity/utility of different practices for different goals. Do you guys see any legitimate concerns in a person like me cooking and cleaning a meditation center or is this stage blue conformism entrenched in the Vipassana structure? From your POV are there some obvious things that I don't understand about the working of such a system? Thank you for your time
  14. An introductory speech regarding the purpose of the civil disobedience movement of Extinction Rebellion. I highly recommend this speech to people who struggle with listening/hearing someone's message based on the speaker's appearance. The parrot is probably her spirit animal but she is definitely not parroting. Her speech is well constructed and can serve as a really good summary of stage green's preoccupation and worldview. IMO this seems like a healthy expression of green trying her best to enact change in policy and convey her message.