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by xkatex
Sat May 21, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Did anyone else experience this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Did anyone else experience this?

I experienced a similar thing for a while - it still happens occasionally but the other posters are right, it's the ego trying to worm its way into your spiritual practice. For me, feelings like that serve as a reminder to be present and transmute those feelings. Remember when connected to your true...
by xkatex
Sat May 21, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: The gift of presence
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

The gift of presence

My boyfriend is not interested in the teachings of Eckhart whatsoever. He refers to it jokingly as 'spiritual crap', and we both laugh about it, as I can see how kooky the ideas sound! Most of my friends also laugh about it, but my spiritual idiosyncracies are one of the things they love me for :) I...
by xkatex
Fri May 20, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: entering the inner body
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: entering the inner body

One of the main things I struggled with when I started using the inner body as a portal was my approach to it; it wasn't until about a year after I had read the book that I realised I was concentrating, focusing my mind attention on a particular part of the body and this was in fact suffocating repr...
by xkatex
Wed May 18, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other teachers?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Other teachers?

It's funny how the mind comes in, when we're having a beautiful sense of presence through the inner body and it goes 'is this real enlightenment? Is this the proper thing? Don't teachers say we shouldn't manipulate attention? What about emptiness? Am I spiritually bypassing?' Presence is presence, i...
by xkatex
Wed May 18, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would a conscious person want to do anything?
Replies: 39
Views: 5055

Re: Would a conscious person want to do anything?

It sounds to me like you're in a spiritual trap and I'm very sorry to hear that you feel that way about life. But I think you've misunderstood what Tolle is saying. If you read 'A New Earth' he offers clarification about awakened 'doing' and how that might manifest in the world. I think it's in 'The...
by xkatex
Wed May 18, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other teachers?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Other teachers?

That was an interesting article, thank you! you would be surprised how many doors God's temple has That was particularly interesting... I just worry that I'm falling into the 'spiritual addiction' that Adya talks about, becoming a bliss junkie and going into the body to avoid feelings of emptiness, ...
by xkatex
Wed May 18, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: decisions, opportunities, career, & life direction guidance?
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: decisions, opportunities, career, & life direction guida

I'm at a similar time in my life too; there's a lot of focus on future as I'm slap bang in the middle of exam period in school. I'm not sure what university I want to go to, or even what I want to do afterwards, but trying to get there through thought isn't going to work, even though it's being enco...
by xkatex
Tue May 17, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other teachers?
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Other teachers?

Why do other spiritual teachers, such as Adyashanti and Gangaji, not mention things like the inner body? I can't help thinking that this is a manipulation of my attention and not 'true meditation'. Is the inner body something we have to let go of eventually? Or is it compatible with the other teachi...
by xkatex
Sat May 14, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: A person is obese in order to set himself apart?
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: A person is obese in order to set himself apart?

So this reply is about two years late; I hope that whoever wrote the post will find this! The writings of Geneen Roth link food and spirituality, how when you eat too much or too little, you are reflecting the belief that you will never get enough, or that you do not deserve to eat. She advocates li...
by xkatex
Thu May 12, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Exams, deadlines, time etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Exams, deadlines, time etc.

Thank you for your post :) You're right, I guess it's just a matter of not getting sucked in. My thoughts seem to get more confused when I'm not present, so if I want clarity of mind I go into the body. I've been doing really well in my mock exams, just trying to be present and that seems to work; I...
by xkatex
Mon May 09, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-Time Is No Accident
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Pre-Time Is No Accident

Beautiful :)

Perhaps if you hadn't been present, the situation would not have been resolved so neatly!
by xkatex
Mon May 09, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Exams, deadlines, time etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Exams, deadlines, time etc.

When I become present (using the inner body) during my studies, I feel as though I am doing things more slowly. This may be because there are not so many thoughts in my head which give the impression that time is moving quickly when I am working at the same speed; or I may be doing things physically...
by xkatex
Fri May 06, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 269
Views: 83694

Re: Age

seventeen :)
by xkatex
Thu May 05, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is my last post on this forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: This is my last post on this forum

am tired of sleepwalking braindead without a sense of direction while everyone else around me has lifes, goals and are realizing their ambition. I think you're missing something here, or have fallen into a trap. If you feel your body and those feelings of fear, if you feel the radiant source of lif...
by xkatex
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: A moral dilemma

To be fair, by the sounds of it Eckhart is wealthy - I saw an interview that said he's made like £3 million! I'm sure he wouldn't mind if you told him :L However, pirate downloads might be contributing to the high fees for his talks, perhaps if Sounds True or whatever company (he doesn't control the...