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by blink2337
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ego Identification & 12 Step Effectiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Re: Ego Identification & 12 Step Effectiveness

AA has a very low success rate. When you look at it, AA is the work up to recidivism. For addictions, I recommend Rational Recovery. It is consistent with awakening. It is simply a decision to abstain, if that's what you want. Of course that scares the hell out of most addicts because the thought p...
by blink2337
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Is There Any Truth To It?
Replies: 27
Views: 11385

Re: Is There Any Truth To It?

LOA does invoke the ego, playing into its desires. You can manifest from ego by projecting thought frequencies that will attract you the new car, house, etc. to fill you up. This way always results in a temporary high then suffering because, as you are initially identifying with form and coming from...
by blink2337
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ego Identification & 12 Step Effectiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Ego Identification & 12 Step Effectiveness

Why is it that alcoholics, drug, & food addicts go off the handle if they have one sip, one hit, etc.? How much of it has to do with the actual physical addiction, and how much of it has to do with the identification of being an alcoholic, drug, or food addict that will likely go out with the first ...
by blink2337
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 266
Views: 126115

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

This isn't a movie, but it's a song--sorry for straying from the topic:)

Lily Allen's The Fear is a song about awakening. If I am not my things and this concept of who I should be, then who am I?
by blink2337
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inquiry is a way of avoiding the pain?
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: Inquiry is a way of avoiding the pain?

My experience is that when I accept the pain, by simply saying, "I am accepting this pain right now," the pain is short-lived, or not as intense. This is because you are surpassing the "pain about the pain", a.k.a the layers of conceptual feelings about how bad the pain is going to feel e.g. "Oh the...
by blink2337
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?

Welcome blink... Please get a copy of both "The Sacred Mirror" and "Listening From the Heart of Silence," both edited by John Prendergast. He is a counseling psychotherapist, as are most of the contributors to those compilations of essays. Yes, the authors tend to center around Marin County...but t...
by blink2337
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?

I think it is possible to do both...play the "form game" and use awareness to connect with clients. Many clients aren't interested in awakening, they just want to get another perspective or alleviate emotional pain. Who are we to say they need to do anything in particular? Awareness and presence wi...
by blink2337
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy, awakened, new :)
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Happy, awakened, new :)

Hi there! I feel like I am at home, finally:) I have recovered from an eating disorder 6 months ago using the 12 steps. In the process, a girlfriend introduced me to E.T.s a New Earth. At the same time I started really "gettin in" to Tolle, I started noticing that the steps were spiritually limiting...
by blink2337
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Any psychologists/therapists that practice awareness?

I am planning to get my masters in counseling and want to avoid traditional therapeutic methods of changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts and traditional psychology as a whole e.g. labeling a client as bipolar, depressed, adhd, etc. I think these out-dated methods will hinder a client's rec...