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by xkatex
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone help me on the way?
Replies: 50
Views: 2935

Re: Can someone help me on the way?

Google 'spiritual emptiness' and read the first few articles which come up. Your mind is deeply afraid of the void, and so is projecting a deadness on to it which you experience as lack of feeling in your body. http://www.gangaji.org/index.php?modules=invitation&op=article_detail&read_id=47 This ali...
by xkatex
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Spiritual literature?
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Spiritual literature?

I've read some of Paulo Coehlo, and I like him, as he integrates spiritual truth into fiction, and it's really beautiful the way in which we can relate to the characters. Eckhart mentioned Ian McEwan's 'On Chesil Beach' and how the thoughts of the lovers prevented them from being together. I read Mc...
by xkatex
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 3045

Re: The gift of presence

As no one's commented yet, I thought I'd mention a few experiences. Being with a partner who is unconscious spiritually speaking can certainly be a challenge. My boyfriend associates my spirituality with 'airy fairy' stuff, and has a deep dislike for most religions, which is fair enough as he can se...
by xkatex
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Have you experienced this feeling too?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Have you experienced this feeling too?

I can definitely relate to what you've experienced regarding the 'feeling' of thoughts; I often literally feel their impermanence, and their fading into the nothingness from which they came. It's a relief to realise they aren't me! :)
by xkatex
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anyone knowledgeable on repressed emotions?
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Anyone knowledgeable on repressed emotions?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVhgr-uL5xs I don't know if this would shed more light. Gangaji has a more feminine approach; she mentions 'spiritual fascism' in using spiritual practices to avoid uncomfortable feelings, or lack of feeling, whatever. So just allowing, stopping, not manipulating aware...
by xkatex
Thu May 26, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: entering the inner body
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: entering the inner body

It's such a wonderful area of your life to allow to be, I'm so happy that you've both worked through that :) Wow, your husband felt the shift! Out of interest, was it because you told him about Eckhart Tolle, etc, or did things just change without you talking about the spiritual stuff and it was jus...
by xkatex
Tue May 24, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nerves?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Nerves?

Thank you so much for your words of advice :) I won't try to manipulate my attention in any way tomorrow, Adyashanti style :p so I'll be able to notice my thoughts and discern that they aren't true :) And sighclone, you're right, and ninety seconds is nothing off the exam time if it's going to impro...
by xkatex
Tue May 24, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nerves?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Nerves?

Thank you for your response. I see what you're saying, but it's not even thoughts anymore; I don't get thoughts such as 'you're going to fail' or 'what will the question be' it's just a horrible feeling in my stomach and sweaty palms and shaking. It almost seems purely physical now, but I suppose th...
by xkatex
Tue May 24, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: I know it can't be lost but I feel I lost it
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Re: I know it can't be lost but I feel I lost it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNw_erB ... ideo_title

You were speaking about mindfulness - this may help :) Just kind of allowing the pain? You may be surprised at how quickly it goes after that?
by xkatex
Tue May 24, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: entering the inner body
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: entering the inner body

Some of the feelings you are experiencing could be coming from the painbody, but they need to be experienced nonetheless and allowed to be; probably, the reason the egoic feelings around sex originated in the first place was because you repressed your natural sexual feelings, so they need to be embr...
by xkatex
Tue May 24, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nerves?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Nerves?

I had an English exam on Monday, and although I tried to be present I'm pretty sure that my nervousness got the better of me and I didn't perform as well as I could have. Do you have any tips on how to cope with the feeling when I'm actually in an exam? When I put my attention on the inner body, alt...
by xkatex
Sun May 22, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Young adult,
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: Young adult,

Jeez, a girl would be lucky to be with a guy who's even considering those things! So i'm sorry to hear you don't feel open enough to offer a sense of connection yet. I saw you mentioned you use the inner body as a portal in one of your posts, stick with that, particularly when listening, kissing, an...
by xkatex
Sun May 22, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Young adult,
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: Young adult,

Hmm, as a girl I can't say I've ever cared about brand names and things in a guy, I don't think my girlfriends do either if that helps! Just wear what you feel comfortable in :) I'm in England though, I don't know what it's like in the USA, if there's more of an emphasis on brand names, but if your ...
by xkatex
Sun May 22, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Young adult,
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: Young adult,

Pete, Of course the attraction is natural! I don't see anything wrong with enjoying your time with girls, as long as you are clear with them if you don't want a further relationship with them afterwards; else that would be your ego manipulating a girl for sex or whatever if she thought it was going ...
by xkatex
Sun May 22, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: entering the inner body
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: entering the inner body

Sounds like you might have some repressed sexuality stuff going on, things like that get trapped in your body, perhaps from when we were taught subliminally that sex is bad or parts of our body are dirty etc. You're right, what a joy it is to be sensual! Inner body awareness definitely increases enj...