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by davidm
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Criterion for effective practice
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Criterion for effective practice

according to Eckhart Tolle it is "the degree of peace you feel within". There are lots of traps as with any spiritual teaching. People bring fear, anger, and agenda to what they read. When I was 17 and I found Eckhart Tolle, I was filled with those three things. That led to thought suppression and a...
by davidm
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Don't know if you all remember me
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Don't know if you all remember me

I came on here over a year ago while I was unknowingly psychotic. Right now the temporary placeholder diagnosis is psychotic depression, but my doctor acknowledges that it's mostly Depersonalization Disorder blended with intense anxiety. I formerly self-diagnosed myself as a schizophrenic in my inno...
by davidm
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle
Replies: 78
Views: 12148

Re: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle

Hi all. Thanks Andy for the references. Last week everything came into perspective. For months I had suspected being posessed by a ghost. Then when objects started falling and footsteps became common, I was considering it as an option. Then I believe ten days ago, an entity separate from the ghost s...
by davidm
Sun May 25, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle
Replies: 78
Views: 12148

Re: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle

I can feel your pain David. I hope I can find the insight to write some words to help you. But if they do not, know that I am here to listen whenever you want to talk. I have had some similar personal experience but not to the same extent as you are having. I used self-inquiry to return my mind bac...
by davidm
Sun May 25, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When you were "normal"
Replies: 1
Views: 206

When you were "normal"

I want to know more about the interesting people on this forum. Especially if you're willing to share your "before" story. And if someone on here started their search before age 20, I'd be super excited to hear from you. If not, then I still am interested!

David
by davidm
Sat May 24, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2943

Re: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth

Sometimes the sufferer will feel like their going crazy or losing their mind. It can be extremely terrifying states of mind. I actually experienced these states 5 years ago and have now recovered fully. Don't despair. You can be fully treated with proper knowledge and exposure to the nervous trigge...
by davidm
Sat May 24, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2943

Re: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth

Observing the mind to overcome anxiety didn't work for me. The reason being is the Amygdala (sub cortical part of the brain) actually hijacks the prefrontal cortex during a fear response... a purely physical response overrides our thinking mind, causing a freeze/fight/flee response. My behaviour wa...
by davidm
Sat May 24, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth
Replies: 41
Views: 2943

Re: Seeking Advice From Those That Have Found Truth

Observing the mind to overcome anxiety didn't work for me. The reason being is the Amygdala (sub cortical part of the brain) actually hijacks the prefrontal cortex during a fear response... a purely physical response overrides our thinking mind, causing a freeze/fight/flee response. My behaviour wa...
by davidm
Fri May 23, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle
Replies: 78
Views: 12148

Re: I feel ripped-off, and I'm mad at Eckhar Tolle

In 2000, I was getting trained in Reiki, an energy healing technique. My teacher told me I'd notice "some changes" in my life as this universal energy ("Chi") that underlies it settled in. Okay. WELL... what she didn't tell me was that within a few months I would be flat on my back in the most inte...
by davidm
Fri May 23, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 21050

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Hey davidm, good to hear from you. What I've noticed in myself and other people that have done the looking is that the effects are very subtle, but if you stand back and look at the totality of events since it was initiated, one sees a pattern of change and positive action . I have found that I am ...
by davidm
Fri May 23, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 21050

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

About the Adya quote on psychology, I really agree. Im dealing with dissociation and complex trauma, and I realized that I was doing a lot of damage by denouncing the past. the Looking seems nice but im not far along enough to give judgement on it. I just recommend you all check out Complex PTSD: Fr...
by davidm
Mon May 05, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 262
Views: 46019

Re: Age

17 right here! Nervous and excited about living the rest of my life fully alive!!!
by davidm
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Lucid dreaming
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Lucid dreaming

I accidentally experienced lucid dreaming a year ago when I was 16. The four corners of my beds, normally wooden spheres, became little wise monkeys that were rotating in circles. I remember very well that I couldn't move my arms or legs for the life of me, and thinking I was fully conscious, I cons...
by davidm
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Reading ET as a 17 year old .. feeling isolated
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Reading ET as a 17 year old .. feeling isolated

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I'll do it.. only for Sofia Vergara though..