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by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: repressing my thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 2062

Re: repressing my thoughts

I feel like I'm repressing all of my thoughts by trying to stay present. I would need you to be more specific about how you are staying "present" and what all you are doing in that regard. To the best of your ability, please describe exactly how you are repressing all of your thoughts by trying to ...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 22
Views: 2193

Re: What is Truth?

I can only speak for and about my self.......... I thought I would start a new thread to clear up my understanding. I want to get back down to the basics. So please bear with me. We talk about the Truth a lot. But there are so many "ideas" and "things" around it that I want to clarify what it is and...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Relapse from being Present
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Relapse from being Present

I don't give lecturers if I can help it so here's my own experience in this issue.......... I wanted to hear from others ,if there are any techniques to QUICKLY go back to the true self. And avoid this battle that I had to fight for 2 days. I wish I had had a zen master to beat me with a stick but a...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we responsible for our lives?
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Are we responsible for our lives?

I have been wondering... Are we victims or responsible for our lives? Or is it all our egos fault? I am not sure who or what "we" is :lol:, but, speaking for myself here = yes, I am responsible for my life (adventure) to the best of my abilities. I sure wouldn't blame anything on a scapegoat like t...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do we have an ego?
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Why do we have an ego?

Life is an adventure and I needed several egos to go on my adventure. :)
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Once we are aware, what happens next?
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Once we are aware, what happens next?

Modern501 wrote:I was wondering.... After I am aware of the thoughts I am thinking and know that I am the awareness what happens next? What should I do next?
I'd just do whatever I want - as a free and fearless me. :)
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there no free will?
Replies: 62
Views: 5532

Re: Is there no free will?

a) Is there really no free will? In my experience - yes and no. b) If there is no free will, is it possible to "listen" in and to "corporate" to the will of the Universal? Or is that even an act of the Universal if it does and doesn't happen? It's an act of the Universal - which is YOU. c) The worl...
by jimmyrich
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: the Devil made me do it!
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

the Devil made me do it!

What bothers me the most about ET’s teachings, as presented in Practicing the PON, re: the Pain Body is his concept of the Pain Body as some intelligent, separate and menacing entity/creature that seems to be in possession of the “host” and can operate like a completely separate and powerful “other”...
by jimmyrich
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 5276

Re: Consciousness

At therapy and sharing meetings, I learned to speak for and about my self and my own reality so........... Isn't consciousness just an ordinary state in which you are aware of the reality around you? Surely it is something most people experience even if they do not 'know' it? For me, Consciousness i...
by jimmyrich
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who starrted it?
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Who starrted it?

Having studied a lot of psychology and worked on my own dysfunctional family issues, I am currently convinced that most of my misery and dysfunction was started by my dysfunctional parents who were the victims of dysfunctional parents who were the victims of dysfunctional parents and on and on in a ...
by jimmyrich
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Perfect Beings in an imperfect universe
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: Perfect Beings in an imperfect universe

Here is a link to an amazing discussion on THE NOW by Emmanuel - a channeled guide.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz_VBLLjoeE

Enjoy, :)
by jimmyrich
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Perfect Beings in an imperfect universe
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: Perfect Beings in an imperfect universe

Just a little more on the Adventure concept of life. I got out my old copy of Emmanuel's Book II and re-read things I had studied to the max many years ago and, sure enough, my current "realizations" are right there in Emmanuel's book (and tapes) http://emmanuelandfriends.org/index.php confirming my...
by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: What is the purpose of awakening?
Replies: 39
Views: 11325

Re: What is the purpose of awakening?

Our only "limitation" as humans, is that we have deliberately forgotten our Perfect Spiritual nature in order to have an imperfect, temporary, form adventure. "I" sometimes wonder why this is the case. Why did humanity "forget" our true selves? Obviously, it may not be intentional. I did it "intent...
by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Can bad parenting and early childhood trauma be a blessi

Based on recent realizations and concepts, I'd now change much of what I wrote here. Hi: I have done a lot of emotional/psychological work on my "issues", my past and dysfunctional parenting by very unconscious parents. I have cursed and condemned my inadequate parents and the inadequate parents of ...
by jimmyrich
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: What is the purpose of awakening?
Replies: 39
Views: 11325

Re: What is the purpose of awakening?

This is my current understanding of our earthly life as Perfect spiritual beings. If we are all mere actors the Awareness directs, what is the purpose of awakening? Maybe the purpose to awaken is different for each one but I'd say I wanted to awaken because I was not really enjoying my worldly adven...