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  1. 👩🏻‍🌾 👉 The World of the Ego by Dr. Jim Rosen ©2020 Dr. Jim Rosen 👈🏻 We call it our “identity.” We call it our “personality.” We try to make it into something we consider special, and then we cling to what we have made. As if we can really make ourselves. We fashion these egos of ours, but we do not make the Self. You don’t make your Self and I don’t make mine. Think of the ego as your little self in a little body on a little planet in the middle of a huge ocean of universe. The ego is indeed the little self. It gets its feelings hurt easily. It feels threatened, and then it gets scared and angry and wants to retaliate. It gets in little power struggles. It thinks it needs approval and recognition from other little egos. It’s unsure and insecure, but it tries to act like it knows what it’s doing. And then it wants to blame everyone else for its mistakes. You do not have to rely on that little ego. By its nature, it is unreliable. Do not accept the idea that your ego is you. Do not believe that that is all you are. We are just passing through these bodies, learning and growing from our experiences here on this earth, on our way to our Higher Self. You know what you are really capable of. You know there is a real person inside of you who can love so deeply that the people you love are a part of you. You know that you can see right past their errors and shortcomings, and peer into their hearts. You know the joy this brings to you and to them. You know all this from the moments of really experiencing it. And because you can touch it and experience it for even a moment, you have the proof of who and what you really are.
  2. I agree with@Bogdan . Maybe you won't have to though if a Moderator already knew of this somewhat and then they see this thread here, perhaps they'll start keeping a closer eye on this person's activity.
  3. Another genre of 80's music. Great dancing! Reminds me of how loose half a bottle of Wild Turkey used to make me back in the day. Prince was as talented as much as Jeff Lynne is a harmonic genius.
  4. Same = Same = Same Yogananda - Ra material - Acim Yogananda said the second coming of Christ would be the widespread development/ arrival of Christ Consciousness in humanity. Christ Consciousness The projected consciousness of God immanent in all creation. In Christian scripture, the "only begotten son," the only pure reflection in creation of God the Father; in Hindu scripture, Kutastha Chaitanya or Tat, the universal consciousness, or cosmic intelligence, of Spirit everywhere present in creation. (The terms "Christ Consciousness" and "Christ Intelligence" are synonymous, as also "Cosmic Christ" and "Infinite Christ.") It is the universal consciousness, oneness with God, manifested by Jesus, Krishna, and other avatars. Great saints and yogis know it as the state of samadhi meditation wherein their consciousness has become identified with the divine intelligence in every particle of creation; they feel the entire universe as their own body. -- Read more: http://yogananda.com.au/g/g_christ_consciousness.html#top The Holy Idea which acts as a catalyzer for the transformation of this ego is Holy Love/ Divine Love. This can lead to the Virtue (energy) of Action. According to Ichazo, Divine Love is as he describes “The awareness that though the laws which govern reality are objective, they are not cold, because these cosmic laws inevitably lead to the creation of organic life, and Life itself, like all natural phenomena, fulfills a cosmic purpose. As soon as the mind’s word mechanism is destroyed, love, the natural condition of the mind, appears. Love begins the moment man contemplates the Creation and says, ‘Thank you, God.’ All men feel this somewhat, no animal can feel this at all. Man alone can know that all comes from God.” This odd quote, just above from Ichazo about the when mind's word mechanism being destroyed begins the chapter on Holy Love in my favorite book on the Enneagram. AH Almaas's Facets of Unity. Divine Love is at point nine on the Enneagram. Love is the virtue. Sloth is the passion at point nine. The mind's word mechanism being destroyed sounds like being in a state of inner quiet.
  5. I'm fond of the country music around the early 1980's. Don't really care for a lot of contemporary country music..
  6. You're welcome,,, 🙂 Yeah, I think you could phrase it like that. In a way it's considering what might be beneficial for others with no concern about ones own self image or going down the rabbit hole of worry about what or how others may see oneself.
  7. I've struggled with this myself in different ways. Over time I've come to recognize the significance of what in the Fourth Way is referred to as internal and external consider. I think these concepts can be pondered and worked with and one does not necessarily need to take on understanding the whole of the Fourth Way approach. In these two short videos explanations of inner and external considering at first, one may easily have the experience of ,,, duh,,, no shit. At least, I have had that reaction to these concepts. Over time though, I've come to appreciate the depth and practicality of these notions or phenomena,,,, Added below- When these notions are delivered through a Castaneda perceptual filter; "What distinguishes normal people is that we share a metaphorical dagger; the concerns of our self - reflection. With this dagger, we cut ourselves and bleed; and the job of our chains of self - reflection is to give us the feeling that we are bleeding together, that we are sharing something wonderful; our humanity. But if we were to examine it, we would discover that we are bleeding alone; that we are not sharing anything; that all we are doing is toying with our manageable, unreal, man-made reflection. Sorcerers are no longer in the world of daily affairs, because they are no longer prey to their self - reflection.” Hope what I've shared is beneficial. It's very difficult for some of us to abandon unnecessary self criticism. Good luck!
  8. I'm reminded of the work and writngs of Joseph Chilton Pearce. Do you think there might be a connection? Close to a century ago, Rudolph Steiner said the greatest discovery of 20th century science would be that the heart is not a pump but vastly more, and that the great challenge of the coming ages of humanity would be, in effect, to allow the heart to teach us to think in a new way. Now, that sounds extremely occult, but we find it's directly, biologically the case. I can't in a brief time share with you the full implications of neurocardiology except to say three things. First, about sixty to sixty-five percent of all the cells in the heart are neural cells which are precisely the same as in the brain, functioning in precisely the same way, monitoring and maintaining control of the entire mind/brain/body physical process as well as direct unmediated connections between the heart and the emotional, cognitive structures of the brain. Secondly, the heart is the major endocrine glandular structure of the body, which Roget found to be producing the hormones that profoundly affect the operations of body, brain, and mind. Thirdly, the heart produces two and a half watts of electrical energy at each pulsation, creating an electromagnetic field identical to the electromagnetic field around the earth. The electromagnetic field of the heart surrounds the body from a distance of twelve to twenty-five feet outward and encompasses power waves such as radio and light waves which comprise the principle source of information upon which the body and brain build our neural conception and perception of the world itself. This verifies all sorts of research from people such as Karl Pribram [+, ++] over a thirty year period, and opens up the greatest mystery we'll ever face. Roger Penrose, for instance, in England, has just recently come out with a new mathematics to prove that where dendrites meet at the synapse -- of which you've got trillions in your body and brain -- is an electromagnetic aura. And, we find that the electromagnetic field of the heart produces, holographically, the same field as the one produced by the earth and solar system. Now, physicists are beginning to look at the electro-magnetic auras as, simply, the organization of energy in the universe. All these are operating holographically -- that is, at the smallest, unbelievably tiny level between the dendrites at the synapse, the body, the earth, and on outward. All are operating holographically and selectively. The above was a bit taken out of the middle of this interview - https://ratical.org/many_worlds/JCP98.html
  9. Through a realized understanding that comes with a purified emotional center they are no longer prone to reactive behavior. Yes, they can be responsive and actually intervene physically in an ongoing situation in being defensive of their vulnerable loved one, but from an outsider watching this, their actions would probably appear unordinary or strange. About the monks calmly setting themselves on fire calmly setting on the street. I can only guess but it seems like they have become completely overidentified with a certain issue ,,,,🤷‍♂️ I can't say,,,, don't know.
  10. @modmyth I don't think I ever bought one of their albums. It's just that a lot of their songs were always being played on the radio. Like Duran Duran,,, I don't miss being that age either but sometimes in brief intervals, there are powerful waves of nostalgia that wash over me.
  11. They had a bunch of good songs back in the day,,, I was about 16-17 at the time having a short lived romance with the High school Principals daughter. I think she caught me snorting dope and decided to let me go.
  12. “Unless we know the basic mechanics behind the workings of the ego, we won’t recognize it, and it will trick us into identifying with it again and again. The act of recognizing the ego is one of the ways awakening happens. Arising consciousness makes this recognition possible.” — Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth I just got this quote from Eckhart Tolle off of an Enneagram website. It really contradicts what ACIM says, of which Tolle is an advanced student I would say. My point being that it's a beneficial attribute in being able to sit with contradictory statements and being ok with it. Maybe even making statements where you contradict yourself as an exercise in non identifying. Lately it has struck me again that Eckhart Tolle experience of nearly loosing his marbles and having his spiritual breakthrough happened around the time of his Saturn return 29 1/2 years. Which is the same for everyone. A lot of people experience a major shift in their life around that time.
  13. In my understanding if one is into some parts of green or Green worldview then to a degree one has transcended and included, to a degree all the lower levels. More especially after crossing into second tier. Just thought I would through it out in case it may interest you. Maybe maybe not. Your descpition of yourself brought to mind the enneatype 7; the epicure Sevens are mental types who are forward thinkers and forward movers. They usually bring an optimistic and positive attitude to all of their activities. They are interested in many different subjects. They don't want to be limited to doing one thing and they prefer to keep their options and possibilities open. Although they can be excellent communicators, they are less concerned with image and other people's approval than other types. It's most important to have fun (or get to do one's own thing), whether that's found in travel and adventure or more intellectual pursuits. They are enthusiastic consumers of new ideas, new technology, and pleasurable experiences. However, too much of a good thing can be a problem for them. Because their attention shifts so quickly, it's challenging for them to go into things in depth and to stay the course in work and relationships. Slowing down, being in the moment, and learning to tolerate their own and other people's suffering – all can bring needed balance. Strengths: Adventurous, fun loving, quick thinking Problems: Self-absorbed, dispersed, uncommitted Speaking style: Personal storytelling, which can be either very entertaining or simply self-absorbed. They also focus on the positive, and tend to ignore or quickly "reframe" the negative. Lower emotional habit: Gluttony, which is not just about food but rather a kind of intoxication or over consumption of ideas, fun experiences or substances Higher emotion: Sobriety, which means both limiting consumption and calming the mind in order to be present in the moment Archetypal challenge: To make idealism practical, integrating optimism and positive thinking with the shadow side or problems Psychological defenses: Sevens use the defense mechanism of rationalization to avoid suffering and to maintain a self image of being "OK." (Rationalization is a style of explaining or justifying in order to keep away pain or refusing to take responsibility.) Somatic patterns: For Sevens, energy and attention tend to go "up and out" rather than "down and in." In contrast to the Fives, energy moves to the periphery of the body and away from the core. Sevens tend to stay over-stimulated with ideas, substances, or adventures depending on their body type. They are known as big talkers. They are often quite loose and flexible physically. Instead of muscular tension, their challenge is "being in" their bodies and becoming grounded. from - https://theenneagramatwork.com/type-7-epicure
  14. There is no such thing as evil. Only different forms of ignorance. Replies my enneatype 6 (Devils advocate) personality.
  15. It's a good question to ponder. The mystic Gurdjieff reminded everyone what Jesus Christ taught in turning the other cheek. He also said that if he turned his cheek and was hit a second time, to paraphrase. He'd nail the shit out of them. Sometimes though, in turning the other cheek, the perpetrator of violence will see themselves in a way that they will learn a lesson they will never forget. They will feel ashamed of their violent act and experience true remorse. Or not. Humans are pretty unpredictable.