Megan Alecia

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  1. Spiral Dynamics Wikipedia Article (Basics for newcomers)
    Spiral Dynamics Wikipedia Article (Basics for newcomers)
    wait what? when was this released ?? wow
    edit: it's a nice intro. 
    would be excited to see this more thoroughly built out 
    ooo a study i found in the footnotes : https://www.academia.edu/6336134/A_Phenomenological_Study_of_Individuals_at_Spiral_Dynamics_Integral_SDi_Theory_Second_Tier_Levels_of_Development

  2. Feeling awkward and strange after a date
    Feeling awkward and strange after a date
    That's a valuable lesson.

  3. I tryed shamanic breathing. Wow!
    I tryed shamanic breathing. Wow!
    Yesterday evening I tried shamanic breathing. Thank you Leo for the video and Muhammad Jawad for drawing my attention! Very powerful technique! In just 30 minutes the results are overwhelming.
    After appr. 10 min. my body has become convulsive and my mind dizzy. I even thought to stop it and try again,  when my doughter is not at home. But then I have become clear in the head and the convulsiveness has gone. The breathing was so easy, like it was the most natural breathing in the world, my mouth wasn´t even dry. I felt a little tension in the lower part of my chest. But it was not a unpleasant, like I´ve got to get rid of it as soon as possible. It was like the tension has always been there and now I am just aware of it and it´s ok. I had to restrain myself from jumping up and dancing  Maybe it´s because of shamanic music with drums?
    The last 5 minutes of 30 min. were exactly like the first 5 min. - pretty boring and uncomfortable with a dry mouth.
    After the exercise was over I was sitting there with my eyes closed and looking at the changing beautiful patterns of the most vivid colors on the black screen of my closed eyes. The exposions of colors. At the end the small but intensive violet sun was shining behind the black mountains. 
    And I am still high and light in the head and in the chest, like I am in love or like I am young and want to go to disco and dance the whole night. In the chest where I felt tension during breathing I feel a pleasant prickling now. 
    But it was very very cold.  The air was becaming icy with every breath. I had a vision, that I am a shaman at the North Pole dancing in ice and snow. Next time I´ll take 2 or even 3 duvets. 
    Maybe I will improvise next time - to breath through chest or through belly?

  4. Life coaches for women ?
    Life coaches for women ?
    That is true. I know a few that work on different aspects of femininity: sexuality, motherhood, healing childhood trauma, rebalancing yin and yan... Depends on what your request is. I'd gladly provide a suggestion but not sure it's allowed. 

  5. Francis Lucille; errors of neo advaita,trap of "no self",Truth for sale etc.
    Francis Lucille; errors of neo advaita,trap of "no self",Truth for sale etc.
    Truth at it's best here.
    Particularly this: "Paradoxically, a form of ignorance similar to nihilism , is often found in contemporary Advaita teachings (neo-advaita).It is only normal for an ignorant who believes to be realized to tell his students that they are already realized, for he knows no better. This instant form of enlightenment is trendy in our culture of instant gratification.The teacher has ended his/her quest too early, based on a purely intellectual understanding that “form is emptiness and emptiness is form”(i.e., no self). Since he had no revelation of Transcendence (key word here), his teachings lack the poetry, the love, the supreme intelligence and the sense of awe that we find in Rumi, Buddha, Jesus, Ramana Maharshi, Jean Klein, Krishna Menon and other truly enlightened beings."

    Anyway.here's the full article:
    Truth is beyond the mind just as the mirror is beyond the reflected images that appear in it. The reality of the images is the mirror, but the reality of the mirror is not an image. The mirror exists independently from any of the reflected images. In other words, this Presence is both immanent in the perceptions and transcendent in their absence. The belief that it is only immanent is ignorance, the experience that it transcends the mind is enlightenment, and the actual continuous experience of both its transcendence and its immanence is self-realization.
    The denial of the transcendence of Atman was a major heresy of Buddhism. Also known as nihilism or as the Anatman doctrine, it was a subject of controversy between buddhists and advaitins in Shankara’s days. However this denial is not found in the original teachings of the Buddha or in those of the Chan and Zen masters. Atman is what they refer to as “our Buddha nature”, “our true nature”, “our original face”. This heresy is still fairly common in contemporary Buddhism. It originates from a misunderstanding of the saying “Form is emptiness and emptiness is form”. To understand this saying correctly, let us take the metaphor of a white page with a red apple painted on it. The red apple is the form, the remaining white portion of the page is the emptiness. But we can look at it differently, the white portion of the page being the form, the red portion being the emptiness (= absence of white). It follows that “Form is emptiness and emptiness is form”. The transcendence, the Atman, The Brahman, “our Buddha nature”, “our true nature”, “our original face”, is the piece of paper, the support of the red and of its absence.

    The saying “Form is emptiness and emptiness is form” is used as a warning about a state of mind reached by practitioners during meditation in which an absence of thoughts, an emptiness is experienced. The disciple is simply reminded that this absence of form is still a form, and that enlightenment has not been experienced at that stage, because the transcendence, our Buddha nature has not been revealed yet.
    Paradoxically, a form of ignorance similar to nihilism is often found in contemporary Advaita teachings. These paths in both cases lead to a “second class” type of enlightenment which is no enlightenment at all. The teacher has ended his/her quest too early, based on a purely intellectual understanding that “form is emptiness and emptiness is form”. Since he had no revelation of Transcendence, his teachings lack the poetry, the love, the supreme intelligence and the sense of awe that we find in Rumi, Buddha, Jesus, Ramana Maharshi, Jean Klein, Krishna Menon and other truly enlightened beings. Because he is not awakened to his own Presence, his presence doesn’t awake the Presence in the student. The final truth there, seems to be “there is nothing to do, your current condition is already that of a realized being”. It is only normal for an ignorant who believes to be realized to tell his students that they are already realized, for he knows no better. This instant form of enlightenment is trendy in our culture of instant gratification. However it doesn’t correspond to the sudden enlightenment the Chan masters spoke of.

    To them “sudden” didn’t mean “right away”.The only problem with this “enlightenment on sale” is that it falls short from bringing about the peace and the happiness we seek. In some cases it may create in the student a form of resignation, the belief that there is nothing to find. Most disciples will remain stuck with their pseudo enlightenment; others, disenchanted with the whole “truth business”, will revert for a while to their previous life style; the most eager ones will continue the search and find a true teacher whose silence, words, demeanor and actions will take them to the apperception of their true nature and who will guide them on the path until they are established in unshakable peace.
    This leads me to a final remark. That which matters is not what is said about the Truth, but where that which is said comes from. If it comes from ignorance, no matter how advaitically correct it seems to be, it will never have the incendiary power of a single line of a Rumi poem. And that which is said is marginal compared to the silent transmission that takes place in the guru’s presence, the highest form of teaching according to Buddha (remember the episode of the flower and of the Buddha’s smile), Ramana Maharshi, Atmananda, Jean Klein, etc… And yet this silent teaching is carefully ignored by many contemporary teachers, both buddhists and advaitins, because they cannot speak of an experience which is not theirs, even so they claim to teach the same non dual realization as these illustrious teachers. Ultimately, the truth has to be heard “from the lips of the guru” according to Atmananda’s formula, for it’s apperception to occur. Mere conversations over the internet won’t get the job done. They can at best convey a “sample” of the causeless joy of our true nature, which will resonate in the heart of those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear” the Truth that cannot be uttered.
    Love,
    Francis

     

  6. I'm thinking about becoming a girl
    I'm thinking about becoming a girl
    @onacloudynight <3  Give it a shot.  You'd get a clear idea on if you can pass, if it feels right, how your feminine side acts.
    I agree with that - we are living differently than most people.
    Oooh, you could try a bra that is shaped and a corset to make your hips look wider.  If I were in your shoes, I would totally embrace this and see if it makes you feel happy.
    @Preety_India It's a term one of the teachers I follow coined.  You basically keep a mental log of different paranormal energies, as well as personal and environmental.  Over time this creates a database that a person can refer back to in order to understand spiritual phenomena a little easier.  A mind map, basically.
    Every key that I have is either a part or a whole chain of events that lead to a personal insight, awakening or paranormal event.  I have ones in my environment as well.
    You can learn about how to find/make them in Mary Mueller Shutan's book Shamanic workbook vol. 1

  7. It will shred you into pieces.
    It will shred you into pieces.
    Beautifully written <3

  8. How to See Beauty
    How to See Beauty
    @PepperBlossoms
    An excerpt from Journeys Beyond Earth:
    "You are not human – mortem is an appearing thought. You are not on Earth – space is an appearing thought. By dissolving psychological boundaries, you realize you are free to go in all directions. The third dimension is a construct – a mental construct keeping you locked from reaching the Center of the Earth. The notion of space is a belief. You are free to venture anywhere. You are not constrained to a country. You are not constrained to a place. These are useful survival notions. They assault you constantly – constantly – unless you wake up. This is not just Earth. This is the center of all reality. As it happens, all things become infinitely close and infinitely far away. The key to Shangri-La."
    Beauty is realizing you are what you have sought. There is no one more developed than you on this forum, more pure, more enlightened than you. This place you call Earth, this is a mystical experience. The very kernel of this presence is spirituality. You are having a spiritual experience right now. And that's a beauty.

  9. How to See Beauty
    How to See Beauty
    @PepperBlossoms
    no one knows lol but this might serve: 
    If then you do not make yourself equal to God, you cannot apprehend God; for like is known by like.
    Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grown to a like expanse with that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise above all time and become eternal; then you will apprehend God. Think that for you too nothing is impossible; deem that you too are immortal, and that you are able to grasp all things in your thought, to know every craft and science; find your home in the haunts of every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths; bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold, dryness and fluidity; think that you are everywhere at once, on land, at sea, in heaven; think that you are not yet begotten, that you are in the womb, that you are young, that you are old, that you have died, that you are in the world beyond the grave; grasp in your thought all of this at once, all times and places, all substances and qualities and magnitudes together; then you can apprehend God.

    But if you shut up your soul in your body, and abase yourself, and say “I know nothing, I can do nothing; I am afraid of earth and sea, I cannot mount to heaven; I know not what I was, nor what I shall be,” then what have you to do with God? ~ Hermes Trismegistus

  10. How To Read Actively ?.
    How To Read Actively ?.
    Eventually, as @Hello from Russia said, you will develop your own system that works for you. Until then, you're going to want to do a lot of annotating (underlining, circling catchy phrases, etc.). If you're reading a book that you think is really important, I recommend you take it slow. Ask yourself after each paragraph or chapter: What was the essence of this? Jot that down in the margin if it helps. 

    Reading is just one side of the coin of comprehension. Writing is the flip side. Spend a chunk of time writing about what you've read. At the end of books that I found tons of value in, I typically write down the 3-5 core ideas of the book. Sometimes I will just open up a MS Word document and go to town. The point is that you will get the most out of your books by relentlessly contemplating the ideas, whether it's in the shower, on your drive to the grocery store, or before bed. Happy reading!

  11. Breath
    Breath
    In some ways, I can't put them into two different categories. I think my psychedelic experiences have influence my breathwork sessions. Last week after my second session, the facilitator said I was going places and asking questioning as if I had been doing breathwork for years. Most likely due to my psychedelic experience.
    Ime, I would say that psychedelics are more mind expanding and zoom out. I've gotten a lot of personal insights from psychedelics. And they can go into transpersonal / transhuman realms. Here, anything I write is a contextualization at a human level. Psychedelics are more expansive than anything I can write here. Psychedelics have led to an understanding of nonduality, infinity, god-consciousness, love, systemic thinking, holism, and empathic abilities. Yet at a human level, I return to a mind and body with clogged pipes. Psychedelics aren't the best personal plumber imo.
    Breathwork seems much more down to earth. It feels like "I" am present. Yet not the thinking-dominant me. The feeling, experience-of-now me. Breathwork is also far less intense. There is no body load and there are no anxiety issues. And it can be done every day for continuous healing, insights and restructuring of the mind. It can also be a great release of repressed emotions. During one session last week, I started screaming as loud as a possibly could. The body with rhymically breathing on it's own and I was taking in huge deep breaths so to scream louder on the out breath. My hands were tightly clenched and arms pumping with each breath. During the comedown, there was a wave of tears and relief. It felt like so much had been released. If this happened on psychedelics, it probably would have been a traumatic experience that kept me up all night. Yet with breathwork, it was an enormous release and relief. I had a peaceful night of sleep that night. 

  12. One with no conflict, a year of savings, would he be able to pull off survival?
    One with no conflict, a year of savings, would he be able to pull off survival?
    At your age, it's easy to think in extremes. My advice to my kids at that age is to go a more moderate path.
    That said, if you're serious about it, you wouldn't be the first:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden
    Thoreau spent 2 years living in the woods, by the labor of his own hands.

  13. Why is easier to fear then to love
    Why is easier to fear then to love
    4 billion years of fear were required to engineer your body and mind so that it can survive long enough to learn the word "love".

  14. Going to Prison To Meditate 24/7
    Going to Prison To Meditate 24/7
    @Knowledge It’s better to start a business, get passive income, then rent a small apartment and stay there the whole time. Plus, prison is not very quiet. 
     
    Btw it’s impossible to meditate 24/7. Usually you’ll meditate for about 1-2 hrs. The rest of the time you just have to waste it.  

  15. Is casual sex harmful for women?
    Is casual sex harmful for women?
    Yes, whenever I tried one night stands or fwb - the men treated me poorly.
    Rarely ever had one night stands, but the few I did was enough to tell me that male psychology works differently.
    I won't sleep with someone unless I like them, and even then, this is no guarantee of respect.
    Men are dogs, remember this.

  16. Temporary journal
    Temporary journal

  17. A Moving Identity: Settling into Self-Expression
    A Moving Identity: Settling into Self-Expression
    Self-Love

    Self Love Grid, Teal Swan
    You’ll be always worthy of love.
    Whether you succeed or seemingly fail.
    Not only from your own Love but as well from the Love of others.
    You cannot be unloveable.
    Whatever you do, it doesn't define you.
    Isn't this realization carrying tremendous healing power?
     

  18. How to Grow on Youtube?
    How to Grow on Youtube?
    Hey there 
    As I'm building my coaching business, I've set the goal for myself to record and upload 1 video every single day on Youtube. I know this goal will teach me so much about work ethic, public speaking, etc. That being said, I'd like to be working smarter, not harder. I know over time I will refine my craft and momentum will build as I get really good, but I'd still like to support the growth in whatever ways I can.
    My question is: What are the best resources: (courses, teachers) for being successful on Youtube? What are the best mindsets, practices, and tips?
    In case anyone is curious, here's my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAb7y14c1QrzJ0akXOSl8uA/featured Totally open to any feedback as well.
    In gratitude, my friends. As always, I deeply appreciate the wisdom you all provide. 🙏 
    Have a wonderful day!

  19. ARS AMORATA: Cultivating Self Love + Positive Self Image
    ARS AMORATA: Cultivating Self Love + Positive Self Image
    REORIENTATION: And now this journal needs a palette cleanser. ...
    If you are reading this, I wish for you a reorientation in the spirit of the highest love, illumination, and clarity. May all things be seen, known, and felt in the spirit of directness (ideally in minimal conflict, but may you be facing conflict directly and fearlessly). May you know the motives of others and of yourself with absolute clarity, and be increasingly aware of direct cause and effect. May you know and realize your dreams and goals as well, etc (or alternatively, may you experience profound, positive meaning in a spontaneous way). Have the best possible relationship with your negative emotions as well as your positive ones.
    I wish for you the best of all possible worlds, truly.


     



    I was at UNIqlo a couple days ago and they had these Aggretsuko shirts; I was pretty excited but I didn't buy one as I try to limit impulse purchases. It would be the first time I've bought a woman's tee in a long time. Usually, I always get men's shirts because inexplicably they fit better and are usually better made as well.
     

  20. Life Purpose Advice: Give Me Ideas Pls :(
    Life Purpose Advice: Give Me Ideas Pls :(
    Become so good they can't ignore you.

  21. Age difference in a relationships
    Age difference in a relationships
    @Gili Trawangan Not judgy, just looking out for the safety and emotional wellbeing of a young woman.  When I was 19 I slept with a guy in his 40's.  It was fun.  But we were all upfront and there was no dishonesty from the beginning.  That's where the concern is.
    That is SO perfect.  "YoYo".  You could market that!!!  That's an unknown slogan that needs to be out there, it sums it all up so succinctly.

  22. Questions about Leo's mindfulness video
    Questions about Leo's mindfulness video
    Only use 3 labels: see, hear, feel.
    Everything will fall under those labels.
    Smell and taste will just fall under feel.
    Do not invent anything new. This is not an exercise in creativity or thinking. The point is that it forces your mind to focus and be mindful.

  23. Complete Existential Despair After Psybicilin Trip: I'm in Hell
    Complete Existential Despair After Psybicilin Trip: I'm in Hell
    Hey, welcome
    That was your big mistake. Your dose was 5x too high.
    Yes, yes, of course. I told you reality is just imagination.
    Of course it's all true, the only problem is that you jumped in too deep too fast and your ego isn't properly integrating it.
    There is nothing bad about reality being imaginary. This is the best possible news. You just have to learn to appreciate it and accept it.
    You CAN handle it. There's no other choice.
    You're not in hell, you're in heaven. Stop giving these experience negative meanings.
    Since you are God and you are imagining reality, whatever you imagine will become real for you. If you imagine things are bad, that's how life will feel. If you start seeing the goodness in everything and everyone, then life will become amazing.
    Your ego is just over-reacting. Stop buying it's negative stories.
    If life is meaningless, when why are you giving it just negative meaning?
    Stop struggling and just surrender to the simplistically and beauty of the present moment and of reality being imaginary.
    Just take it easy, distract yourself with something fun, go enjoy nature or a TV show. After a few weeks these trips will leave your mind and you will calm down.
    All that happened here is you had a bad trip. Forget about it, walk it off, and in a month you will hardly remember it even happened.
    This is what happens when you disrespect the power of psychedelics. Your dose was 5x too high. That's all.

  24. Exciting jobs
    Exciting jobs
    Go to a restaurant  they give you some of the most unique and useful skills and experiences anywhere!
    As a hostess/server, you really learn how to be humble, because no matter how shitty the customer, they are always right. That is a pretty important thing to be able to handle. I've had all kinds of experiences lol from a guy throwing a pager at someone because of the wait to someone accusing me of sitting all the "black people" before him. The world is filled with crazy people and we need to be able to deal with them in order to really make it far. 
    Also, the restaurant gig is great for making awesome connections. I worked in one of the top restaurants in my city and it was centrally located down town, so we got A LOT of regulars that were business owners for the big companies and Law Firms in the area. Because of my serving job, I met a great man that stole me away to become a receptionist for a pretty great Law Firm in the area
    I truly do think that servers have the crappiest job out there because of the bad guests, but if you can survive that, you can survive anything! The good guest will always recognize your work and it will pay off if you just work hard and push through

  25. How to get a job?
    How to get a job?
    @EternalForest It's actually not that hard to get a good job.
    But it requires that you offer value to the employer rather than being a leech.
    What job do you want? What skills do you have? Are you showcasing your skills well with a portfolio?
    These days training yourself and building skills is easier than ever. You must train yourself and then show evidence to your employer of your skills and your willingness to learn further on the job.
    Building a great portfolio is a MUST as far as I'm concerned. With a great portfolio you will eliminate all your competition.
    People being more experienced than you is not a significant factor because those people also demand a higher salary. Employers are always looking for people with low experience because they need people to do grunt work and those who will work for lower salaries.
    You are not competing with people with 5-10 years of experience. You are competing with people who have 1-2 years of experience, which you can provide for yourself. "Experience" does not have to mean that you were a salaried employee during that time. Experience could mean: you working on a project in your mother's basement.