Search found 5648 matches

by Sighclone
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Precognition

Jac O'Keeffe spoke in October at the SAND conference about psychic abilities. She had them and they confused her before her awakening. I've had many synchronous experiences. I think that latent powers increase with Presence...they are a form of siddhi. Dean Radin has a book out on this: http://www.d...
by Sighclone
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbiased observer
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Unbiased observer

I know John from several SAND conferences - splendid fellow, candid and modest...powerful book.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: how do I remain present while being with my memories?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: how do I remain present while being with my memories?

Welcome Fiona - You will enjoy a relatively new book by John Prendergast titled "In Touch." JP is a counseling psychologist and spiritual teacher. He touches on this and other useful perspectives. If you are worrying about "not being Present enough" to write your book, and worrying about your experi...
by Sighclone
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbiased observer
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Unbiased observer

Welcome Unbiased observer - May I requote Jean Klein, from "In Touch" by John Prendergast: "Do not fornicate with the witness." Klein makes the point that becoming attached to an identity as a separate witness is a trap common to long-time meditators who can sit in observation of their thoughts. Pre...
by Sighclone
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Facing the Pain
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Facing the Pain

Cheese -

Try Byron Katie's "the work" - it is a cognitive stress-release technique: http://thework.com/en.

Your statement would be something like "Not being able to see my boyfriend when I want is wrong."

Andy
by Sighclone
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

I'm sure there is a spectrum, Dcs. Perhaps for you, the capacity to see through ego has arrived earlier!

Andy
by Sighclone
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help with sometimes getting stuck in ocd-like thought loops
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

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

Thanks, Sputnik, great advice! There are a number of nonduality groups in Seattle (I'm in Spokane.)

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Facing the Pain
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Facing the Pain

Welcome Jill - Tensions and stresses arise. Take a moment and let them be...be Present with them rather than trying to run away or deny them. You don't have to "feed" them, just be aware. My experience is that they enter a kind of crucible of Pure Awareness then, and begin to lose their capacity to ...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Great link to Spira comments, spot on - thanks, turiya!

Andy
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

I keep thinking, did she even go to a supermarket? Or did she just appear in my own mind? That is scary. Please tell me this isn't true. I feel like I'm going mad.
Way beyond my skill set and so forth. You will need professional help. I wish you well.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

Of course you are unique in your body-mind-personality...in your style, preferences and skills......in the relative world (maya.) Even after awakening, even before awakening, even during awakening. At your age, according to Eckhart, you are still ruled by your ego. He was very clear on this in one o...
by Sighclone
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Struggle with husbands change over the years
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Struggle with husbands change over the years

Eckhart says there are three ways to deal with challenges like this: accept the situation, change the situation or leave the situation. Accepting may be hard, changing may be hard, leaving may be hard. But not accepting, not changing and not leaving is a recipe for suffering. You will have to pick o...
by Sighclone
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Processing Trauma
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Processing Trauma

Redmoon -

What do you mean by "processing thought?"

Andy
by Sighclone
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Processing Trauma
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Processing Trauma

Welcome Redmoon! There are conditions of ego and personality (conventionally known as the 'self' ) that benefit greatly from the many therapeutic modalities that have been developed and practiced in the last 110 years. Many nondual spiritual teachers recognize this and a number of them will send dis...
by Sighclone
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me, please?
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Can anyone help me, please?

As a coda to kiki's and WW's fine comments, I would remind you that Ramana Maharshi taught that the ego depends on the "I thought." That thought is the precursor to all other thoughts "about yourself." Absent the "I thought," there is no ego, really. However, a microsecond after the "I thought" arri...