Skin-encapsulatedego

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  1. @nexusoflife thanks kindly for your detailed response. How would you differentiate if a neurosis is caused by unmet needs (e.g. unmet social, sexual, belonging etc.) or an introjected shadow? Edit: I believe I am correct in saying that an unmet need and a shadow are the same. The unmet need, social, for example, would imply repressed content of a certain stage (whichever level belongingness and social connection belong to). Though, no amount of shadow work will satiate this social need. The solution is to achieve the social connection needed. I believe this is how human needs exist as part of Wilber's developmental model. Feel free to comment if you think it to be otherwise.
  2. I must ask, what exactly do you keep from a psychedelic trip? Yes, you experience the most profound of awakenings while the substance is within your system. Though, afterwards, all you have is a memory of the ultra-high state of consciousness. Any insights you gained are essentially no longer yours, as you do not currently possess the level of consciousness required to truly understand them. So, please extensively describe what you believe you keep from a psychedelic trip. *I hope for this to be the main point of discussion. A more accurate conceptual framework of the world? How helpful is the memory of a psychedelic trip to you at baseline consciousness? Yes, Truth is Truth, irrespective for however short of a duration it is reached. When it comes down to it should full devotion not be paid to manual practices to increase permanency (not ultimate permanency, of course) of consciousness? Psychedelics thereby being almost a distraction to the real work? I refer here to using psychedelics to contemplate the nature of reality, not for psychotherapeutic purposes or other.
  3. @nexusoflife without doubt, the most amazing trip report I've ever read. Would you care to share your shadow work method? Are you using Wilber's 1-2-3 method? And what results have you noticed since commencing shadow work?
  4. @James123 @Leo Gura @Thought Art @Nahm thank you all for the input. @Space incredibly profound. I resonate a lot with your second point. Your first point is astounding. To have it affect your baseline state is very fortunate. At core, energetic patterns will dictate all...
  5. Can you elaborate further on how to develop a healthy relationship with your sex drive? I remember in a post before you said something like in your late teens - early twenties, you could nut around 8 - 10 times a day without consequences. Not saying you regularly did it that much but I would consider this behaviour compulsive masterbation. From my own experience, excessive masterbation has lead me to some erectile dysfunction issues. How would you recommend developing a healthier relationship to your sex drive without it becoming a neurotic NoFap fixation?
  6. Yes. This resonates. So it is memory of Truth (or how true what is revealed was) that can act as leverage for the ego to change itself.
  7. Thank you. I was a bit too clickbaity in my titling of this post. I don't mean to argue against psychedelics. Can you discuss the nature of what you keep from psychedelics at your baseline state? Is it merely an updated conceptual framework? I feel as if my awakenings on psychedelics have certainly changed me but I am unsure of how, as the states of consciousness where these awakenings were so radically different to my baseline state, that it's hard to truly say I relate to my awakenings at all.
  8. Thanks. And have you been successful at maintaining your introversion while being socially authentic and not awkward (when the time does come to interact with others)? I too find deep beauty and fulfillment in being alone and contemplating reality. But when I then go to interact and be social with new people, there's always an awkward warming up period. I eventually do become social and it's great. However, then, when I'm in my own company, I need to acclimate to my introversion again, meaning I don't have access to my fruitful deep contemplating right away. It's a pain, as I'd like to keep my deep contemplating intact but socialisation is required in my current line of work. Is it possible to be immediately proficient in both?
  9. @Leo Gura could you speak a bit on maintaining an intimate relationship while being so introverted? How do you maintain your own space given so much of life is shared when in a relationship, and the likely far higher social needs of the other person?
  10. @Mafortu yes, it seems you have the experience and then integrate it as a memory into your conceptual framework. Resulting in a more complete conceptual framework, yes. I agree that this conceptual framework is one component of consciousness. Of course, we are now getting into the question of what is consciousness, which I find appropriate. I believe there is a more fundamental, existential awareness component to consciousness. This is what I believe Sadhguru is referring to when he comments that the spirituality is a process of increasing the amount of energy within your system, eventually culminating in the realisation that you are not merely the physical body etc. This component of consciousness is what I do not observe psychedelics increasing.
  11. @Leo Gura aside from an overestimation of Green's malignancy, what other ways do you see Ken Wilber's theorising as being limited?
  12. Hahaha, damn, I turned into being that guy. That acts as a nice swift kick up the behind. Back to working on it. Thanks!
  13. Huh. Being interested in Truth and higher consciousness pursuits, how does one craft an effective online dating profile which authentically portrays themselves? Bearing in mind that most girls are likely attracted to strong survival skills over Truth pursuits. All in the context of seeking shorter-term relationships and fun.
  14. @Leo GuraGura True! Cool, thanks. I am seriously looking forward to going out again. Covid be over plz. Good luck with your search Mr Gura!
  15. @Leo Gura If you could've recruited potential girlfriends in person this year, what would've your approach been? How did you anticipate to find the calibre of girl you refer to? Cold-approach on the streets would likely result in the girls, on average, not being open-minded enough. I'm guessing visiting spiritual communities or yoga studios, or something of the like, but do let us in on your would-be strategy.
  16. I most certainly am going to pursue it. I can’t think of anything better I’d like to be doing. I’ve combed through some of the resources you’ve suggested. Really excellent stuff. I’m personally navigating some of my own trauma with a psychotherapist right now, and the Peter Levine recommendation is top notch.
  17. User @Jude_ recently made a post to the forum, which included details of his occupation / life purpose as an integrative counsellor. I recommend reading his original post. It seems there are numerous individuals on the forum whose goal is to have a life purpose as a spiritual counsellor / psychotherapist. Be it a non-dual therapist, integrative counsellor, psychedelic-assisted therapist etc., there seems to be quite some commonalities. I'm making this new post to compile some information on these life purposes. User @Jude_ answered some of my questions, which I will post below.
  18. Awesome. Thank you!
  19. @Jude_ As a counsellor, do you reckon it is possible to predominantly work with individuals on the spiritual path? For example, to market yourself as a spiritual counsellor/coach. Activities performed with clients might be traditional talk therapy to work on “Cleaning Up” and leading the client to contemplate their existential assumptions to deconstruct the self as part of “Waking Up”?
  20. Same to you my friend!
  21. @Jude_ What a goldmine you’ve shared here 🤤 Invaluable perspectives of numerous items, too. I want to understand it all! I really look forward to getting further along the process of starting to practice as a therapist. It feels fitting and authentic alongside my spiritual path.
  22. In my own words; impact statement refers to the effect you wish your life purpose to have on the world. Zone of genius refers to your specific, personal nice strength - also suitably described as what you are uniquely good at, felt while in “flow”. They’re terms described by Leo in his LP course, which I would highly recommend.
  23. @Jude_ Thanks again for your input. It seems you really enjoy the combination of therapy styles. Do you think this occupation has lent you opportunities to further develop spiritually? What would you regard as ideal character strengths and personality types for the occupation? What courses have you studied? What courses might you recommend if one wishes to become an integrated counsellor?
  24. @Jude_ Thanks. I've started the new thread for follow-up, to make it its own thing.