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  1. Primal Is Still Going So, as my loving friend and Primal graduate pointed out to me: The lid is off, Pandora's Box is open now! It is normal to be super sensitive afterwards. Which explains the ups and downs. I am supposed to keep doing the meditations they taught me, and keep processing what comes up. And more shit will come up. It's an ongoing process that's started now. Darn. I thought I did the workshop and now everything is amazing forever
  2. I remember the wind dream better now. It was like a stream of water was seeking its path through the body, stopping at every joint, asking permission, and I said yes and let it infuse me. And every time I took a breath and let it relax me. Feeling accepting and sad. It keeps coming back to me how personal it felt. This wind had entire conversations with me, in which he wordlessly answered many questions of mine. While writing this, my core muscles are spasming, creating shocking bending motions in the spine, similar to the "kundalini shakes" I've witnessed in people who are experienced with Tantric sex. The ego wants to believe that something magical is happening to me. But that's just stories. Results Orientedness I'm slipping: giving myself points for having a schedule, even though I'm not even trying to follow it giving myself points for closing all the distracting tabs every once in a while and looking at work. But still spending most of the time in distraction. Spending most of my free evening in distraction (porn is making a comeback! no pun intended), and then squeezing in a few minutes of what I was actually supposed to do, at the end of it, when it's bedtime. A part of me (internalized mother and similar resonance in my ex girlfriend) are saying I shouldn't be so hard on myself here. But I know: it will be the ultimate freedom to be able to work on a task no matter how I feel. That I would keep promises to myself even when sad. Or when wanting a sandwich. Or attention. A better relationship with myself. Very empowering. That is what I'm going for.
  3. @Zigzag Idiot @tsuki thank you guys so much, it really means a lot to me. The wind is very stormy and very warm. All night it was blowing right into my room, and it felt very personal. I had a very weird dream, like the wind was washing through me, flushing the tension through all parts of my body, infusing it with sadness. Unclear whether that was well-intentioned, but I decided to surrender to it anyway. I'm very busy with this sudden sadness I feel. It's impossible to have conversations with me. It's like the universe is fucking with me: I decided to dig into my fear of abandonment, and now this same week 2 girls I'm dating are out of the blue messaging me that they don't want to see me anymore! It hurts. Something is different though: I'm letting it hurt. I'm admitting that I feel sad about it, and I do ask for an explanation. But I remain open, I don't blame her, I don't lash out and I don't reject parts of her. I'm just letting the sadness fill me up and consume me. For awhile. My thoughts are racing. Toxic masculinity, I'm lashing out, I'm mean, I'm lazy, I'm damaged I know it will pass, though.
  4. Easy challenge: give 10 high fives Next challenge: tell 6 people a good story with some emotion in it. Pick the emotion and practice expressing it. See if your message comes across Harder challenge: go for the kiss at least 3 times in a night before you go home I was at an RSD seminar recently and they recommended strict and measurable goal-setting like this. Disclaimer: I haven't applied it myself yet
  5. Is it possible that the perfectionistic, critical, non-accepting energy that lives in you, and drives you forward in your self-development, is the same energy that is reflected by your partner when she criticizes you? She feels that you don't accept yourself, and she's mirroring that back to you. She can only feel safe and be accepting of you if you are. So if this feels true to you, I'd say focus on self-love and self acceptance practices for a while, even though that will feel very unnatural to you, and see what it does to your relationship.
  6. Triggers around Abandonment, Approval, Rejection and Control Issues As blissful as I felt last week is as shitty and tense I feel now. I even have trouble making sentences, that's how much my mind is twitching. I can't enjoy food or coffee. I can't seem to focus on work even a little bit, even though I keep closing my tabs and going back to it. I feel angry and sad, and am reminded a bit of when I was a bit depressed. This scares me. I thought I had made great progress. And now I feel more neurotic than ever. I feel dirty and worthless. I'm not wearing clean clothes and don't want to. I didn't brush my teeth or shower, because I didn't feel like it. I woke up on time, but slept in anyway because I didn't feel like being awake. Last weekend I did a workshop that pointed me towards some trauma I clearly have not processed. It didn't come up during Primal. I'm pissed that there is so much more. I thought I was fixed completely and forever! It seems foolish now, but if everything is light and bliss and works perfectly in your favor for two weeks straight, that can be pretty convincing. For the past days I've been tracking down issues I think I have, approval seeking, fear of abandonment, being controlling in some situations. I have asked many people for examples. And now, I feel like shit. I hope it was good for something. Am I supposed to be journaling now? Or working out? Expressing my feelings in some way? Unfortunately, I'm also under stress to complete a task. What was even the reason to go digging so deep, when I haven't even processed my notes from Primal yet? There is an irrational fear that I've just set myself back 2 years and I will now be depressed and without self esteem again. Probably this is just a temporary state caused by bringing so many painful memories to the surface all at once. Also, a friend who also did Primal earlier, reached out to me and said it was normal to be very sensitive some time after, and asked how I was doing and suggested to have contact and offered her support. I am grateful to that. I don't feel like I know who I am right now.
  7. Not sure if it's because of the asking people for feedback, but I got some more examples of where I was being controlling, and I feel like absolute shit today and I'm failing to enjoy even simple things. Also had really weird tense dreams about fighting with my parents. I'm assuming it's part of the process. Not sure what to do next here
  8. I heard in most countries you can meditate basically for free now
  9. @Wekz Indeed a great article! It gave me some insights, I recognized many things and intend to re-read it.
  10. @Wekz Mind sharing the link?
  11. I agree that lyrics about bad behaviour won't make you behave badly, just like video games won't make you shoot people. However, the question was about it affecting the subconscious mind. And yes, it definitely does. And it helps to be aware of it, and use it to your advantage. Angry metal helps me process past emotions. and it helps me do things I don't like. I always wash the dishes with angry music, it helps me push through. It also helps to access past memories, of situations that have emotional baggage attached to them. You will remember better, and be in a state to work through it. The flipside is that if you make a habit of listening to music with an angry vibe, you will start having that angry energy in most of your life situations, and it can affect how you handle things. Getting in touch with negative emotion can be healing as well as help you accomplish things. But too much of it and you will just be a very angry person.
  12. @Wekz I know, it's crazy. I have the stress patterns of my dad, and the underlying dysfunctional beliefs, even though they don't match my own experience. I recently did Primal Deconditioning with Puja Lepp, which helped me massively in bringing a lot of that shit to the surface and processing it properly. But I'm not done. Like your dad, I tend to be triggered when people don't want to come along with me, or want to change plans with me, or even when they are failing to understand something I am explaining. I can feel that as abandonment and overreact. I'm just now becoming conscious of that.
  13. I don't really have many of those. This whole thing started because someone suggested I could be. Edit: no, I do. The questioning has brought up some examples. When taking initiative, or the first step in something that was mutually agreed upon, I can get quite demanding that others follow right this second, or I feel deep abandonment When someone is asking me to explain, and then I can't make them understand, in my mind they are refusing to stop being stupid and this can send me into a rage. It feels like they abandoned me as a friend because they are not going along with my thoughts. Like they promised to understand me and now they broke that promise. When I was in an open relationship, I used strict rules to control her behaviour in situations where the chance for her to emotionally abandon me seemed pretty high. I was fearful of her betraying me/being emotionally disloyal/unfaithful, and I tried to control that by making strict rules and using that as a measure to cling to. And I demonized her for not sticking to them. No acknowledgement: In conversation with for example an attractive girl, anywhere I feel judged/evaluated, I don't acknowledge what people say. I don't respond to it or really process it. Because I'm too scared to see signs that they're not invested, not following me. And it feels like everything I say is useless, because they will discover that I am a loser anyway and ruthlessly mistreat me for it.
  14. @d0ornokey Which thing? I'm using the situations where I get triggered to map out my patterns, collecting feedback from people and figuring out where the pain is coming from, what started it. I can use that information to do emotional work on it, like catharsis, as well as recognizing the patterns more easily so I can make a conscious choice to act differently. In my view that is doing the work. What else could it be? What idea am I dancing around? I'm genuinely curious.
  15. @Shin My point is that I feel like the warrior energy is not represented in your otherwise comprehensive list. The fighting for freedom. If this evolved man is determined to not go against anyone else's agenda, people can't count on him to protect them. or even change anything for the better. He will be floating like a leaf in the wind, turning the other cheek, not accepting a promotion at work because someone else wanted it, not getting his business off the ground because the competition doesn't want him to, and avoiding conflict because he doesn't want to see it. He won't knock out a robber when he sees a grandmother's purse being stolen. He will not prevent a rape when it is occurring right in front of him, because that goes against the agenda of the rapist. He is unable to be hard when necessary. He can't tell his children they can't have a toy, because that goes against their agenda. There is no masculine compassion. And the feminine can't feel safe around him. I don't agree that the examples I gave rarely apply. But even if that were true, what would the evolved man do in those cases? Likewise, you could say that in modern societies it is very rare to have to die for your mission. But you still mention it at the top of your list