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by Sighclone
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Laws governing the evolution of consciousness
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Laws governing the evolution of consciousness

Welcome Ckunert - If you are referring to laws regarding the evolution of an individual consciousness, ET spoke about this briefly in about the third Webinar with Oprah in 2009. He said he felt that the ego was just too powerful to be overcome much before the age of 30 or so. If you are speaking abo...
by Sighclone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa

Hey Smiiley!

Actually she touches on a number of topics other do not. But when she talks about the more common experiences and concepts, her writing is somewhat different and beautifully crafted. Mainly she talks about "what happens next" -- still a pretty new genre.

Andy
by Sighclone
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Kharr -

I know I speak for all the regular members and moderators when I say we are always happy to have helped anyone!

You might enjoy exploring Scott Kiloby's center and projects: https://kilobycenter.com/

Scott is a friend and early member here.

Andy
by Sighclone
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa

The Youtubes are fine - so is her second interview on batgap.com. But I could not presuppose to speak for her, sorry.

Andy
by Sighclone
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Great comments, WW. CF: What I don't understand is, when I am observing the ego, my thoughts and pain body, am I wholly present or only partially? Who is observing? That is an important question. If "I can observe my ego," who is doing that. Jean Klein discusses the Witness stage in awakening, and y...
by Sighclone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Passive agressive partner
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Passive agressive partner

Relationships are a challenge, regardless of spirituality. I like Amoda Maa's new book "Embodied Awakening" - she talks about relationships.

But even conventional counseling might help - I'd encourage both of you to see a professional.

Andy
by Sighclone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Cardinalflash - Of course, everything in kiki's fine post is wonderful. He and I had very similar experiences with TM, by the way. I particularly like his suggestion that "the ego doesn't know it isn't real." Two thoughts: 1) buy and read Amoda Maa's latest book "Embodied Enlightement." This will gi...
by Sighclone
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Embodied Awakening by Amoda Maa

This book just bumped Eckhart Tolle's two books off the top shelf. It is, in my current opinion, the best contemporary book on both Awakening and "What Happens Next." She is a wonderful writer, with a difficult early life that lends credibility. While I do hear shades of Adya, Eckhart, Jac O'Keeffe,...
by Sighclone
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Indifference is a great energy killer to internal concerns. Typical of WW, this is short and settled in at the end of a paragraph, but is very powerful and true - thanks WW!!! Regardless of their source or upside-down and backwards origin, like Placebo's, they are just thoughts...indifference means...
by Sighclone
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops

Placebo - Welcome, thanks for the kind words. Resisting thoughts is futile. You know that. So stop doing it. They are going to come up and thrash around until they don't. Experiment with several meditation practices - a good place to start is "Wherever you go there you are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn...a cla...
by Sighclone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Wild Wild Country

I remember Adyashanti describing something like this in the awakening process where one just asks "What am I doing?" It's a great question. My question was "what's going on here??" It really wasn't about "me." While I was intrigued by "Zen Enlightenment" when I first ran across it in the early writ...
by Sighclone
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Wild Wild Country

When I was an active Christian, I used to ask the question: "If you were in a knife fight with Satan and he suddenly disappeared and left his knife behind, could you toss it in your knife drawer and use it when needed?" Imagine if Hitler's set of pointers had no author, but were just carved on a cav...
by Sighclone
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: It's Simpler Than You Think
Replies: 81
Views: 22765

Re: It's Simpler Than You Think

And the most primary thought is the "I" thought...the first step away from awakening.

Andy
by Sighclone
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Wild Wild Country

I visited Antelope during Osho's "reign." Went to the "Zorba the Buddha" restaurant. And watched this 6-part series. A very good friend practiced law with Phillip Toelkes, the lawyer who narrates most of it. My visit was perfunctory - I was with my uncle. The Rahjneeshees were all about themselves, ...
by Sighclone
Wed May 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 61
Views: 3248

Re: Apathy

I think that psychotherapy can actually be quite harmful to people who are seeking a deeper truth (and who cannot benefit from psychotherapy), because the lack of improvement over time, despite the therapy, can reinforce the feeling that they are beyond help/hope, cause mounting frustration, eventu...