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by Alicia
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suicidal spouse
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Suicidal spouse

I have also been where you are and I really feel for you. It's not easy. SmileyJen has already said you're only responsible for you, and that is tremendously important to absorb, if you haven't done so. People like your husband tend to make others feel responsible for their wellbeing. This is becaus...
by Alicia
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Mortality

Thank you Smileyjen and Runstrails, I really appreciate your understanding. My relative died this morning and yes, like you say SmileyJen, despite knowing it what we know, it is an incredibly painful experience. Much of it for me is the fact she was young and was finally happy and settled in her lif...
by Alicia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Mortality

Thanks for the link Runstrails, it sounds just the thing for me at the moment so I will have a listen tomorrow. There is some likelihood that tomorrow or Thursday will be when she passes, so it should be a reassuring listen. Yes, that is my understanding as well, that the essence is what is within u...
by Alicia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mortality
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Mortality

A young relative of mine (early 30s) is dying of cancer. In the last couple of weeks she has gone from talking quite normally to me in the grounds of her hospice while she was sitting in her wheelchair, to becoming completely bedridden and in a state of horrendous delirium consisting of aggression, ...
by Alicia
Tue May 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A serious greeting from swedish Finland.
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: A serious greeting from swedish Finland.

Hi and welcome to the forum!
by Alicia
Tue May 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: if i cant think myself free
Replies: 31
Views: 3387

Re: if i cant think myself free

Freedom is accepting what is in the moment, whatever is happening, even if it's terrible depression or rage or whatever. It's feeling into it and allowing it to be there. It's also accepting your thoughts, whatever they are. (Obviously, emotions and thoughts are simply that, and different from actio...
by Alicia
Mon May 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CANNOT cope with this fear
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Re: CANNOT cope with this fear

Fantastic Sami, really good work :D
by Alicia
Mon May 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we die? how do you understand it?
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: do we die? how do you understand it?

I've had many ideas/theories about death/afterlife throughout my life thus far, but I've now come to the profound realisation that I don't know. I BELIEVE that our energy print, or consciousness, is what survives in some form. The experiences I've had in the past and those a friend of mine has had t...
by Alicia
Mon May 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Have you changed your diet ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Have you changed your diet ?

Onceler, that's really great. Do you mind if I ask if your diet consists of legumes, wholegrains, nuts seeds etc? I'm just curious how peoples diets have worked for them. I have such severe problems with food and I struggle to find a suitable diet. Yes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lots of vegetab...
by Alicia
Mon May 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 81300

Re: Awakening

Great posts Alicia. I agree with Andy that your input is very valued. In traditional Vedanta the witness even has a name: Sakshi. Ultimately, when we want to live from the perspective of the true self, then the only way to do it is to be the witness. Alicia wrote: What I've realised is nothing like...
by Alicia
Mon May 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Introverts & Extraverts
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Introverts & Extraverts

Another introvert here. I've been very introverted and drawn to understanding the 'truth' from a very young age as a consequence of being so interested in my inner world. So I would definitely say introverts are more likely to find themselves on a conscious path, although plenty of extroverts can an...
by Alicia
Sat May 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 81300

Re: Awakening

Wanted to add I'm sorry for what you're going through regarding your stepson. A relative of mine is only young and she's terminally ill with less than 6 months to live so I understand what it's like to experience intense grief. It's very tough.
by Alicia
Sat May 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 81300

Re: Awakening

Thanks Andy I really appreciate that. Tara Brach is great, I've listened to quite a few of her meditations on insight timer. I love Ram Dass's work but haven't read that particular book. Yes I see great value in using the term witnessing and it's helpful to my own experience. It reinforces the sense...
by Alicia
Sat May 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 81300

Re: Awakening

You're very welcome, many thanks for reading Kiki and sharing your experience too. Yes absolutely, it's a moment when you just suddenly get it. All those years I read all the spiritual books I could get my hands on and thought 'wow' from a mental perspective, but I wasn't living it. I was very much ...
by Alicia
Sat May 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 81300

Re: Awakening

This is my experience of becoming more awakened to the present moment, which I thought I would share. I studied the experiences of Eckhart Tolle and other spiritual teachers for many years and meditated on them, but they largely remained just ideas and concepts to me until about six months ago when ...