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by rachMiel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

Yes, there is only One Consciousness, but it is only perceived in the way WE perceive it because of our brain, while a plant or a quark perceives it in ways we cannot even imagine. We can even go as far as to say there are groups of consciousness (think of your body systems like your digestive syst...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

Yes! The further down you drill into the nature of a thing, the more that nature unravels. On the gross level an eye is an organ that sees. Drill down and you have something that sends signals to the brain. Further down you have a retina that converts photon collisions into these signals. Further: c...
by rachMiel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

Something like: primordial essence. The nature / primordial essence of an eye is to see, an ear to hear, a mouth to speak, breathe, eat, and so on. Things get a little less clear when you climb the hierarchy: The nature of a body, the nature of a brain, of a mind, of a human being. The more X coinci...
by rachMiel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

I just realized that a person's "natural state" (as spoken of in many traditions) = that state in which their body-mind/thoughts/actions coincide with their "nature."

It sometimes takes me a while to catch on ... ;-)
by rachMiel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

Sounds like both of you were open to NDEs/OBEs when you encountering them. It's so interesting, what people are and are not open to "by nature." I've always believed in ghosts. But not in consciousness continuing past death of the physical body. It doesn't even make sense to believe A and not B, sin...
by rachMiel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Adding content
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Adding content

Eckhart says that adding concepts, knowledge and information is not necessary to be fully present. It is until it isn't. Sure, there are some (few) who are introduced by a teacher to presence, something clicks, and boom: They are present. And then there are some (even fewer) who don't need a teache...
by rachMiel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

WW and E2B, you're clearly both smart and good critical thinkers. And you both have the self insight to be able to see if you were being drawn to falsehood rather than truth. When you first encountered NDEs and OBEs did you doubt their veracity? Or did they just always feel right/true to you? Have e...
by rachMiel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: NDEs

Many thanks. :-) It's funny the only guy I ever heard of in the field is Bruce Greyson, and you didn't even mention him!
by rachMiel
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

NDEs

Hi everyone. :-) I'm a newbie to the world of NDEs. I always thought it was all pretty much hokum ... but now I wonder if this was just a knee-jerk materialist reaction. I'm interested in reading a bit about NDEs, particularly about cases that are reliably documented, by reliable scientists, in reli...
by rachMiel
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feeling dissociated, help wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Feeling dissociated, help wanted

We're all in the middle phase.

There might be no going back ... but in going forward you can charge or saunter. I'd recommend sauntering. :-)
by rachMiel
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feeling dissociated, help wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Feeling dissociated, help wanted

mathieuv wrote:I agree that I should stabilize my psychological state and perhaps wait with presence work . But the message from ET seems irreversible so I can't neglect it.
Then fold it gently in to your default (pre-Tolle) view. Which is easier said than done, right? :-)
by rachMiel
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feeling dissociated, help wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Feeling dissociated, help wanted

What is it that I am experiencing? ?? It sounds to me like you're experiencing the unraveling of the ego-self. This is pretty much the main goal of Tolle's presence work. So it means you're doing something right. :-) The snag in your case I think is that the instability of your current psychologica...
by rachMiel
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The tiniest moments of awareness
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: The tiniest moments of awareness

Lianna, howdy. :-) I just wanted to pass along something I heard from a Buddhist teacher: For some, buncha "meditation quickies" spaced out during the day is more effective than 1-2 longer sitting sessions. For these quickies, sometimes a single breath is enough: Breathe in with awareness, breathe o...
by rachMiel
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Freight Train
Replies: 52
Views: 6796

Re: Freight Train

Where can I apply for permanent residency?
by rachMiel
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 2981

Re: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in No

Judging from your "after" video, you seem to be doing great, kaching. Keep digging/aware-ing!