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  1. Hello

    My name is Elias, and I can honestly say that Erik’s coaching was a great boost for my growth. I approached him in December and worked some months with him. My main goals were coming nearer to my vision, more authenticity and overcoming limitations in different areas of life.

    Working with Erik felt enjoyable and safe. In the coaching sessions I became aware of blockades, limitations, new perspectives, and new possibilities in regard to how to approach things. With Erik’s support, I discovered and actualized a part of my potential that before was more difficult to access or hidden.

    When I compare myself with Elias from December, I can say I’m more centered, more aware of myself, I’m clearer with what I want out of life, I trust myself more, I’m more disciplined, I’m much more aware that I literally can do what I want because I’m good enough NOW, I’m executing more, my social relationships bettered, and I’m in general more confident that before in social circumstances and life in general. My work in all these areas of course is not finished, but after the coaching I’m nearer and more in alignment to my goals than before the coaching! I also have a wider tool kit of techniques, an updated mindset and ways of approaching things that I still use after the coaching.

    I’m happy that I took the coaching and would do it again! :)

    PS: if you’re interested: my final talk with him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQjD-N8qeoI

  2. Hello

    I want to do a vipassana retreat in my vacations but i didnt found a 10 day goenka retreat in europe (for my timeframe)  but i found the dhammacari vipassana-meditation centre in germany. this retreat goes 15 days (only for beginners)  and is harder than the goeanka.

    my question. the technique here is not the body scanning, but the Mahasi noting. -> Has someone experience with this and would you recommend it?

    -also a question is. it is my first time and is 15 days mabey too much for the first time? i meditate daily 30 min

  3. On 24.8.2021 at 2:33 AM, FlyingLotus said:

    @eliasvelez You may want to check out Healthy Gamer's coaching program.  Their channel and Dr.K is awesome.   He's a Stage Yellow-Turquoise addiction therapist from Harvard.  He has a coaching program that's very affordable.  40$ USD for 50 mins.  They also have group coaching for $24 per 90 mins.

    You can get a sense of what his approach is like ahead of time by watching his channel.  Healthy Gamer gg.  It's tough finding a good coach or therapist.  A lot of them will charge 3 figures an hour and don't even know what they're doing.  If I'm paying someone that much money they better know what they're doing or be giving me a back massage !  

    thanks :), defenetly gonna check them out!


    On 27.8.2021 at 8:22 AM, FlyingLotus said:

    I’d say go for 3.82 couches, or 2 couches, a gaming chair and an ottoman.  Just don’t get wicker, unless you want your life to get worse xD.

    Now when I see this thread all I can think of is shopping for a life couch ?️.

    @eliasvelez Did you decide on a coach yet, or a couch?

    :D, no, i first want to know more or less what it is, what i want to take out of coaching. 

  4. hello

    1 today I was contemplating about my 5g shrroms trip from last year and I had an experience where while I was looking at my room (around the peak) suddenly I was for like 2 seconds the room, only the room. There was only the thing I was looking at, the experience. And it also felt like I was the room forever at that moment. 

     I tought it was mabey a ego death but now im thinking that it could be an experience of oneness. The fear grow in this trip after this experience of being my room. 

    -> How would you lable the experience?

    2  also an experience whitch I had and I also can't it really lable :

    I became really happy and euphoric and couldnt understand how I could have had fear at the beginning of the trip, I knew that there was no reason for fear. I felt extremely thankful for my family and for my life. This joy became more and more intense and it felt like my selfdeceptions where falling quickly one after another and I became more and more joyful and happy and thankful. I felt if I understood everything and it seemed so obvious and I knew it wouldnt last forever but I also felt so silly that I wouldnt be like that forever. The universe seemed like an organic machine and dimensions seemed like they are side by side. It was joy beyond what I had ever felt. (this was like 1-2 hours after I took shrooms and lastet like 1-2 hours)


    Im not really shure how to lable thiese experiences ( 1 and 2) because im only reading alongside about nonduality, ego-death, etc because my main focus at the moment is finding life purpose and psychology. Im not very familliar with the definition for these two mystical experiences and would appriecheate if someone understand these or who knows what the definiton of these are or could explain them. I want to understand these experience better.

  5. 1 hour ago, flowboy said:

    I went to the retreat by pujalepp.com and had very good results. A close friend of mine had very good results with livingtruthnow.com . Both of these are websites of the specific therapists. I can highly recommend doing it in that setting, because you get a powerful shift in only 7 days.

    But perhaps there's other forms that I haven't explored.

    okay thanks!

  6. okay, thanks for the advices and inputs :) 

    Btw, I didnt took the 5 g  light and knew that if it would get bad, it would get really bad but I wantet to have a reference experience of a big dose of psychedelics no matter what. For the 5g trip I prepared me like in the 2 weeks before and oriented me on mckenna who said you should rather take too much than too little (I know, you should take these advices with a grain of salt). I had much fear before taking the 5g but because I had made up my mind to do it no mather what, I did it. And yes in retrospective it wasnt the wisest decision. (but I also had some really beautiful experiences and great insights). And yes, it will take some time before I will take again such a dose

    I decided that I gonna trip but also look how I feel on wednesday and make the absolut decision then. Again, thanks for all inputs!

  7. Hello

    I had last september and october 4 Trips, 1st. 2.3 g shrooms, 2nd. 100ug LSD, 3d. 0.8 g shrooms and  4th. 5 g Shroms. The last trip was very intense for me and like 60% of the time really existential frightening.  

    In 2 days I want to take 100 ug of LSD with the intention to contemplate about what I want to do of my life aka life purpose and also by the way diminish this fear of psychedelics. The thing is, I feel fear with the thought of taking psychedelics again, a lot of this fear comes from the experience wirth the 5 g shrooms. 


    My question now is, can you give me an advice for reducing this anxiety?

    And do you think that one should only take Psychedelica when one is really comfortable for it, or is it okay to have some awe/anxiety?



  8. it is not even 1/10 that dangerous in comparison to the far right. You are taking a orange/blue perspective on this topic. I had people of colour friends who always joked about "riding black" here in swizerland. Nobody knows the origin of this word but you dont need to be a genious to see what connections you could make with this word. There are bigger dangers to our society than changing a potentially offensive word to a new harmless word. 

    you should think about why you are triggered so hard by pettiness. It is nowhere realistic in the near future, that there is a danger of an arise of  a dictatorship or a hard cencorship from stage green progressives 

  9. On 24.4.2021 at 4:55 PM, Javfly33 said:

    working with a specific book

    Wich book if I may ask?

    I think it is a great idea! But I am afraid that it is to niche and wouldnt sell well. But who knows, meaby there are more people interestet in it that topic it first seems. And it also seems that in the future there will be more and more people open to that and interestet in psychedelics. You should mabey begin it parallel to your daily stuff and look where it is leading and then decide. 

  10. mhm, you cant put all democraties in one cup.... and in most cases the differences are much bigger than you suggestet it. a lot of things that you have listet simply arent true in a lot of democracies, shure we are in some things hypocritical but not in that extent that you are suggesting. 

    I can promise you that you will feel if you are in a democracy or in a totaliaran regime, no democracy is perfect and a lot democracies have real and serious problems but dont take it for grantet and dont equate it with a regime.... 

  11. On 3.5.2021 at 1:52 AM, Megan Alecia said:

    Kanye seems to be turquoise (more so now than in this video, but this I think qualifies as well.)

    that is someone criticising stage orange from a stage green perspective, not turquoise :D

    (Only because someone says the world is one, that does not mean that he is taking a turquoise perspective! That the world is one family, is a tipical green point of view)

    btw, kanye is nowhere near turquoise

  12. 8 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

    generally have disdain for anything Red then I would infer it as more of a blue shadow rather than a red trait. 


    It could also be that these attitudes could be a red shadow, a red part of themselfes that they disdain. That could mean that they havent fully integrated red but they are identifying with blue and their gravity point is blue but they also have some red parts in themselfs that are unhealthy and that they hate.


  13. 12 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

    Hatred of anything traditional, hatred of any tradition. Looking down on them. Having a condescending attitude toward ancient culture, excessive need to act like you're with the new generation, trying too hard to fit in, to the point of absurd, disrespectful to parents on purpose (as a sign of rebellion )

    Hating anything that is outdated without reason, just because it is old or ancient, the need to constantly dissociate from anything ancestral. 

    Lack of respect for moral values and foundations. 

    Lack of respect for religious sites and institutions and ancestral burial grounds. 

    Lack of respect for democracy and governing structure. 

    Defacing such structures. Defacing and destroying old monuments. 


    Acting in a sociopathic manner and purposely breaking the rules of a place with regard to discipline or behavior in order to come off as a rebel (fake rebel )

    Mocking orderliness or mocking discipline 

    Constantly espousing giving up moral values and being extremely critical of moral beliefs and codes. 

    Having a strong bias against sexual traditions and beliefs and deliberately acting hyper sexual and stressing on extreme sexual freedom and support of weird sexual behaviors with no restriction or inhibition of sexual conduct, no concept of right or wrong when it comes to sexual conduct, no concept of consent and no willingness to understand sexual rules and inhibitions placed by society, simply going against the grain to act hip and chic. To come across as new agey sexually free bullshit. 

    Using sexual freedom as a justification of sexual misconduct so there would be no moral culpability.  

    Hate of moral standards and constantly opposing and negating moral standards, even making it look outdated, unnecessary or a laughing stock. 

    Trying to make immoral behavior look cool and trendy and moral behavior as something uncool and holding it with contempt. 

    No work ethic. 

    Excessively dogmatic in their opposition of anything that represents Blue. 

    Using cultural freedom to justify hedonistic acts. 

    Asking for all rules to be relaxed.  A penalty free state.  

    Mocking the police and law enforcement as a joke and no respect for their work. 

    Acting teenagey and showing lack of maturity and making immaturity sound cool or new trendish. 

    Acting sociopathic. Deliberate disrespect. 

    Making fun of old people, elders. 

    Laughing while talking about someone's religion or religious practice or symbols and structures and later apologizing to avoid being cancelled by public. 

    Shameless behavior with no class or dignity. 

    Having disdain for dignity. Mocking dignity 

    Wearing religious symbols as fashion without understanding their deeper meaning and using these symbols in appropriate places and on inappropriate occasions. 

    Grave digging, grave robbing. Defacing ancient ancestral  graves. 

    Mocking ancestral places and graves. 

    Disdain for ancient history. 

    Acting disgusted around tribal people, mocking them, also acting like they are aliens, not respecting them or their culture. 

    Excessive need to show off technology and wealth and having a condescending attitude towards those who cannot operate it or aren't able to get on with new technology. 

    Disrespect of grandparents. Making it look like they are a chore to deal with. 

    Trying to act ultra modern and zero appreciation for older forms of clothing or styles. 

    Gangsta signs and gangsta language as something beautiful or cool. 

    Show off of excessive wealth. Needless spending. Vulgar show off. No respect for equality or poor people. Zero humility. 


    Making humility look ridiculous and acting cheap 



    great, a lot of them make sense to me. But what is in some of your examples the difference between stage red behaviour and a blue shadow? 

    For examlpe, 

    12 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

    Making humility look ridiculous and acting cheap 


    or this example

    12 minutes ago, Preety_India said:

    Show off of excessive wealth. Needless spending. Vulgar show off. No respect for equality or poor people. Zero humility. 


    , seem to me, like this could go as red, rather than as a blue shadow

  14. @SamC 

    56 minutes ago, SamC said:

    Which group of people ( on the spiral or egodevelopment level) do you think have the biggest stage blue shadow ? ( or what person)


    I think this is indipendent of wicht stage you are, after blue of course. But at the moment for me it seems like a lot of stage green people are missing positive aspects of blue that are relateive important (including me in some areas) 


    56 minutes ago, SamC said:

    Is being blue ( on some level ) a sign that you have a shadow of something else? If that's the case what's that shadow? 

    I dont think so, blue is like any other a nessecary step of consiousness, of course only if you want to go beyond blue. You can be in blue and have the previous stages integrated healthy, thats not a contratiction. It is not a sign for a shadow of the previous stages. (This conclusion is the consequence of my interpretation of shadow in spyral dynamics)

    56 minutes ago, SamC said:

    Also what is the difference of being blue and having a blue shadow?

    You are Blue when you are mostly stuck and limited in blue. You are blue when you are incapable of going further than your limitations that are in blue (thats the same on any other stage). A blue shadow has someone whose gravity point is beyond blue and also his identification but he hasnt integrated yet everything in blue and misses some important aspects of blue like for example discipline ( think meaby of a lazy hippie that smokes everyday pot and chills everyday. I know, its of course a stereotype) 


    That are of course my interpretations, if someone has a different view, please let us know