Meditation and "Drugs" It's a not-so-dirty little secret that most of today's leading meditation teachers were interested in drugs. By "drugs," of course, I don't mean alcohol or Oxycontin, but rather that subset of chemicals which our society has deemed unfit for human consumption, including cannabis, psilocybin, MDMA, and others. Many of today's leading Buddhist teachers, for example, credit their first taste of altered mind states not to samadhi but to LSD or mushrooms, and almost every spiritual teacher I know (and I know a bunch) smoked pot. So what's the connection? 1. The first and simplest answer is that both drugs and meditation are pleasurable -- and a specific kind of pleasure, namely pleasures of the mind. I remember, when I had just started meditating, it was like I had received the answer key to a hundred spiritual questions. And, of course, meditation offers these benefits without the side effects of chemicals, and with longer duration. The type of pleasure is similar as well. 2. 3.
The Secret Check - Print It Now Print the check, then fill in the date, your name, and the amount you wish to receive in the currency of your choice. Keep your Magic Check in a prominent position where you will see it daily. Any time you see your Magic Check, feel as though you've received the money, and be grateful that now you can have or do what you want! 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. -Voltaire …because asking the right questions is the answer. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Colin Kinner For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer... February 23, 2012 In "Happiness" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 25 Questions that Provoke Thought If the question makes you think, it’s worth asking. January 4, 2010 In "Hacks"
Sun Yoga Practices for Spiritual Development When we hear the word "yoga," we imagine a yogi twisting his body into a pretzel or performing special breathing exercises. This is hatha yoga or physical yoga. "Yoga" means union. The goal of every type of yoga is union with God, the Solar Presence. Hatha yoga tries to reach this union through the body, karma yoga through service, kriya yoga through light and colors. Jnana yoga attempts to unite us to god through study, reflection and intellectual activity. Sun yoga is still practiced as a daily ritual called Surya Namaskar by Hindus and Jains although its significance and correct procedure has been lost. The second person was the maverick archeologist, Gene Savoy, who discovered several lost cities of South America, read the records of the ancient solar science and rediscovered its principles and techniques. The third person is sun yogi Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) who in 1992 began to teach simple, safe and enjoyable techniques of sun yoga such as sun gazing* and sun-charged water.
Out of Body Experiences Out of body experiences (OBEs or OOBEs) involve the vivid sensation of moving outside your physical body and sometimes traveling far beyond it. OBEs are most likely to occur when you are asleep, meditating or practicing wake-induced lucid dream exercises. Indeed, many dream explorers agree that out-of-body phenomena are extensions of the lucid dream experience. Around 1 in 10 people have experienced an OBE at some time in their lives - and some people have them frequently. The Link Between OBEs and Lucid Dreams Our scientific understanding of the OBE strongly suggests that it is a type of lucid dream. An OBE/WILD begins when you're lying down, ideally having recently woken from a sleep. This can give you the unusual sensation of being "stuck" in your physical body in bed, with the need to free yourself. At this stage, with the conscious mind active while dreaming, we call it lucid dreaming. For step-by-step instructions, see my WILD tutorial. Near Death Experiences Astral Projection
Gut Feelings Have you ever had a "gut feeling" about something that's later turned out to be true? Have you ever felt "open-hearted"? Ever encountered a situation that's made you "hot under the collar"? Knowledge of the Chakras is most comprehensively found in the ancient Eastern science of yoga. So what has this got to do with "gut feelings"? The third centre in our subtle system is called "nabhi" or "Manipur" chakra. Often that “Gut Feeling” is us being sensitive to the state of the Nabhi chakra. Ever bought something that was a really good bargain? Similarly, have you ever thought about doing something but deep down in your belly somewhere it didn't feel like the right thing to do? The Anahatha deals with the heart, lungs and immune system. On the other side of the coin heartfelt feelings (such as the love and joy that we might experience when we meet a loved one or feel inspired by a positive happening) are the product of a healthy Anahath centre. What happened? Back to Issue 18
100 Benefits of Meditation Did you know that people who meditate for a short time each day are much happier than people who don't? Meditators are much healthier with greatly extended life spans, too. As a matter of fact, their health is so much better that a number of insurance companies have reduced premiums for people who meditate. Did you know that experienced meditators have developed many latent abilities that they never knew they had, abilities that exist within every person? And they have gotten much closer to answering life's mysterious questions? They are much smarter, too. Were you aware that meditators produce immensely more pleasurable brain chemicals, the same chemicals that flow through your system on the days when you feel very good, and these pleasurable brain chemicals are produced constantly? Did you know that they also sleep much better? Also, meditators have far superior mental and emotional health. 1- It lowers oxygen consumption. 2- It decreases respiratory rate. 4- Increases exercise tolerance.
Level 3 of Consciousness by Richard Brodie Meme Central Books Level 3 Resources Richard Brodie Virus of the Mind What’s New? Site Map Level 3 of Consciousness You are reading about something that most people don’t even know exists. 1. Sometimes like attracts like and sometimes opposite attracts opposite. When like attracts like, it can end there, like an oxygen molecule made up of two oxygen atoms, or it can continue to attract like, like a Carbon atom. 2. Sometimes a self-replicating thing makes a copy of itself with a mistake in it. The only way for new things to get created is by a complex series of mistakes that turn out to be better after all. 3. 4. 5. 6. Self-replication is the most powerful force in the universe. Sometimes a self-replicating memeplex makes a mistake in copying itself. The only way for a new idea to gain acceptance is by a series of copying mistakes that turn out to be better after all. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. The battle can be influenced in three ways. 12. 13. Life is largely composed of conversations. 14.
Numerology by Michael McClain (comments/questions/visit)Back to Numerolgoy Index On this page, I have calculated the Life Path number for each of the US Presidents. The purpose of this study is to determine how the nine Life Path numbers each score in producing quality individuals to serve as our leader. Then, how do these leaders lead based on this important factor associated with their birth? The Life Path numbers will be discussed individually identifying the Presidents having that number. In the analysis, the Presidents have been ranked. Just below is a listing of the Presidents in the order that they served, the historians' leadership ranking number, their birth date, and the resulting Life Path number. I've discussed the presidency of at least one or 2 Presidents from each Life Path group, in most cases focusing on the highest ranking example of each Life Path group.I also added our most recent past President, George W. The Life Path 1 The Life Path 2 In 1983, Reagan sent U.S. The Life Path 3