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GF Demon Feeding #5 She asked her Higher Self again, and this time, what arose was her daughter. Normally, to demon feed someone else, you start with how you feel about the person. I asked her to ask her Higher Self to clarify, and she got "feelings". The immediate feeling that arose was guilt. ...
Hosh
about 3 hours ago 1 1
I've started wondering if having such clear and strong visions - like the ones from my last sit - is not also in a way misleading. Because these are somehow still thoughts that come to me, but contrary to others that I let fly over me because they distract me, these ones I hold on to because the ...
nichteric
Éric added a diary.
about 4 hours ago 1
A fairly easy sit today as it felt like the 'work' had been done in the night and this was just allowing it to settle. I haven't slept much all year but in the past week this has dropped to 2-3 hours per night. Lots of other stuff going on at the same time but I sensed that there must be a reaso ...
Bluemoon
about 5 hours ago 1 2
The Buddhist emphasis is not on good versus evil, but delusion versus wisdom.
jwen
jwen added a diary.
about 10 hours ago 1 2
• Heart of my heart I found myself looking forward to the sit immediately beforehand, and feeling a sense of relief and pleasure when I started in on it. The ease, and happiness, that had been slightly less evident during the day came back quite quickly. Once again I found myself smiling with ha ...
jameswarlock
about 12 hours ago
A late sit with a couple of friends. Stuff, stuff, stuff, and more stuff in my head. And then suddenly darkness. Not emptiness, but the dark surface of a quiet lake at night. And I was a drop water in that lake. An agitated drop in that quiet lake. And little by little a very quiet drop in thi ...
nichteric
about 13 hours ago 2 1
Sitting almost seems superfluous there is just so much energy coursing through me at the moment off the cushion. Megalomaniac thoughts still arising and I do my best to let them be. The sit caused energy to intensify, feelings of an ecstatic bright white light racing all throughout. Heart openin ...
HamiTipene
about 14 hours ago
The out breaths become sighs; I am utterly and completely lost in the bliss; so full of joy that at times I must speak the words of the contemplation. No where to go, no place to be but here.
raphael
about 16 hours ago 1
20min of breath meditation followed by 20min of metta.
parkp
about 16 hours ago
Breath has stayed slow and light all day since this morning's sit and feeling very calm - too calm for a weekday, I'll have to find some balance or I'll get no real work done... This evening's meditation focused on a sick horse chestnut tree. Stopped off at the tree on my way home expecting to ...
Bluemoon
about 18 hours ago 3 3
Daily practice. Moon in Virgo 5-deg-45. Preliminary stretching, token hatha yoga Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Durga bija mantra 1 x 108 Shia mantra 1 x 108 Dantian breathing ~ 20 mins MO ~ 10 mins Late night. Late start. (Completely slept throug ...
Hosh
about 18 hours ago 1
Have not practiced yesterday, and I did not achieved jhana, I was even unable to deal with access concentration. I need to practice everyday, but some personal problems makes thing difficult. I also have to accept that I cannot be perfect everyday.
parkp
about 20 hours ago 1
Guided Meditation - Elisabeth Blakey - Fragrant Heart - "Breathing Calmness Meditation" - 9:52 min Today's the first big day of two for the test! Just trying to get started on the right foot! Meditation moved a little quickly for me, as I didn't really think I had an adequate opportunity to fo ...
umyum
1 day ago 2
GF Demon Feeding #4 Surprisingly, by the time we got to the evening session, much of the emotional charge has left. I asked her what she wanted to demon feed, and she didn't know. I had her ask her Higher Self and see what arises. I then said, whatever comes up, if you reaction is "Oh no, a ...
Hosh
1 day ago 2
Week 20 Noting love Torture rack self-battle holiday balcony mind-on-the-breakfast downstairs endurance contest
getyourmindblue
1 day ago 2 3
Continued to be calm, spacious and tranquil with a large sense of equanimity but today also noticed a kernel of fear/insecurity hiding behind it. Think this may come to the fore in future sits when it is ready.
Bluemoon
1 day ago 3
I think I need a teacher but I live in an underdeveloped country, I wouldn't find one here. Does anyone know a good source to read or a guide that could help me attain access concentration (upacāra samādhi)? Any help appreciated.
equanimityName
1 day ago 1 7
After a few weeks, the clarity of the vipassana has certainly started to ebb. I thought it wouldn't happen to me but my daily practices have weakened, many habits have returned and the "I" hums about its business. The observer remains, and somehow while things seem to become more automatic there ...
anyone
1 day ago 1
I didn't sit yesterday because I didn't know what I should be doing in the sit. Kundalini? Chakra work? Vipassana? Focus on OBEs? Spin, spin, spin. My scalp gets tight, that's when I know I'm caught in the trance of spinning in useless thought. What to do? What to do? Then I realized...yah, tha ...
jwen
1 day ago 3 2
• Heart of my heart Again a strikingly effort free sit. My mind was a little chatty through the first half - it's remarkable how much thinking you can do on a single in-breath - but this dropped away the further I went in. I found it useful to occasionally pause the verse and just turn my attent ...
jameswarlock
1 day ago 1
5 minutes - Focused at throat chakra, felt piercing pain at the centre of the chakra which went after I brought strong concentration to it (it felt like clearing out but not sure if it was.) 10 minutes - Meditated on emptiness of self, got a very clear image of the non existent object as an ima ...
Paul
1 day ago
It’s hard for me to grasp, or express, how much my understanding of the practice, or the principles associated with it, changed over the days at the retreat. What’s most telling is when I think of the early days – less than a week ago now – and I remember some of the questions I was asking back ...
jameswarlock
James added a diary.
1 day ago 7 4
Such an onrushing of love coming through, flowing so freely to a degree that I did not think was possible. Gratitude for the effortlessness that has begun to characterise my life. Still working through the meaning of the awakening. The mind is so pure and clear, to think it will abide like this ...
HamiTipene
1 day ago 4 1
Most of today has felt like meditation. Stopped off on way home from festival for a walk in a wood - needed space and quiet. Felt tranquil and at ease. Followed by a 20 minute sit then and later in park at home. Same feel - grounded, at one with surroundings, breathing slow, light and effortless.
Bluemoon
1 day ago 1
Daily practice. Moon in Leo 23-deg-55. Kali bija mantra 1 x 108 Tara bija mantra 1 x 108 Maha Lakshmi mantra 1 x 108 Durga bija mantra 1 x 108 Shiva mantra 1 x 108 Dantian breathing 1 x 108 MO ~ 30 mins Late night. Early morning. Late start. The surviving hamster made it home, but she wasn't ...
Hosh
1 day ago 2
The time sitting is gradually increasing naturally. Without being attached, today's sit was enjoyable. Breath was more natural. I switched between lowering and raising my gaze as my attention became either too much or too little. I am spending time on meditating on my thoughts. It's intere ...
mattyashy
1 day ago 4 1
Week 20 Offering love Mind all over the place, maybe due to new surroundings, sounds etc
getyourmindblue
2 days ago
Guided Meditation - Lisa Erikson - "Own Your Power: Working with the Third Chakra" - 15:43 min I am feeling grounded and secure after this meditation. I enjoyed this meditation, but am finding the energy work slightly strange. I appreciated creating a "filter" boundary emanating from my third ...
umyum
2 days ago 1 15
Got my insight today care of BBC sports news. I read briefly that Mclaren F1 asked Lewis Hamilton to move over and let his team mate overtake him. He refused. The Mclaren guy said Hamilton can get quite emotional. He also said that he respected Hamilton's action and would sit down calmly as adul ...
Paul
2 days ago 1 1