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  • sitting bull 20:30 on 2018-10-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Globales Echtzeit Bewusstseins-erweiterungs-projekt #1: Einführung 

    [for the english course click here]

    Allein die Tatsache, dass Du diesen Artikel liest, zeigt, dass Du glaubst, dass eine Bewusstseinsveränderung ein notwendiger oder unausweichlicher Teil unserer Evolution ist.

    Um diese Bewustseinsveränderung zu stärken bilden wir hiermit eine Gemeinschaft, die Jeden, der an der geistigen Welt interessiert ist, von den kleinsten spirituellen Anfängerschritten  bis hin zu einer ernsten Yogi-Stufe leitet, wo dann äußere Fragen durch innere Antworten ersetzt werden.

    Die Zeitspanne wird genauso lange dauern, wie die Dauer von tibetischen Exerzizien, die 3 Jahre, 3 Monate, 3 Wochen und 3 Tage andauern,
    also über 1200 Tage lang, und synchronistisch gab es im letzen Monat  über 1200 Leser (aus 117 Ländern), die eine genügend große Gemeinschaft sein sollten, damit wir uns gegenseitig stärken, indem wir wissen, dass es noch Andere gibt, die mit uns den gleichen Pfad gehen.

    Das Programm wird definitiv für Jeden machbar sein, denn Du musst nichts weiter tun, als das, was ich selbst gemacht habe;
    und ich bin keineswegs speziell oder gesegnet, denn ich komme von einem Hintergrund eines sehr ungesunden und geistig ignoranten Lebens.
    Wenn also ich – der spirituelle Neanderthaler – es schaffe mich derzeit zu transformieren, gibt es keinen Grund für Andere dieses Programm nicht auch zu schaffen.
    Zudem werde ich über die gesamte Dauer dieses Projekts täglich auf der höchsten Stufe, wohin ich Euch führen werde, mit-meditieren, was die teilnehmende Gemeinschaft subtil unterstützen sollte.

    Meine ein halbes Jahrhundert andauernde spirituelle Suche werde ich hier komprimieren, indem ich die Zeiten des Stillstands und meiner Rückschritte hier einfach weg lasse, so dass Du lernen kannst, meine Fehler zu vermeiden, während Du  mit mir auf meinen Wellen des Erfolgs reiten kannst.

    Zunächst einmal würde ich mich gerne vorstellen:
    Als Kind war ich oft über die unsensible und hektische Art meiner Umwelt deprimiert und war doppelt so oft krank, wie alle anderen Mitschüler.
    Kindheits-fieber hinterließen bei mir den Eindruck, dass meine Persönlichkeit neu zusammengewürfelt wurden, so dass ich mich dann neu strukturieren konnte.

    Als Jugendlicher weinte ich oft über die Einsamkeit der Gesellschaft, in der Jeder sich selbst der Nächste ist (und nur für Freunde oder Familie die eigene Suppe kocht), und dass die deutsche Abgrenzungsmentalität eine harmonische Weltgemeinschaft verhindert, indem Nicht-konforme “ver-urteilt” (also von ihrem Urzustand zerteilt) werden.

    Mit 18 hat mich mein Religionslehrer zu einer von einem christlichen Mönch geleiteten Zen-Meditations-Woche inspiriert, und einige Jahre lang habe ich zwischen spirituellem und Boheme-Leben hin und her gewechselt, wobei mir letzteres viel mehr Spaß machte.

    Um spirituell Fortgeschrittene hier mit einzubinden, würde ich für das Erste vorschlagen, dass Jeder seine eigene Praxis weiterführt und wer auch immer an diesem Kurs teilnehmen will, kann einfach den “like” Knopf drücken, damit Andere sehen, wer hier noch aktiv teil nimmt.

    Während Du also Deiner eigenen Praxis folgst, fange ich mit Anleitungen meiner eigenen Übung an, denn man braucht eine konkrete Praxis als Model dafür, wie man in die geistige Arbeit hinein wachsen kann.

    Gerne kannst Du in den Kommentaren den Weg, den Du als den effektivsten empfindest, teilen, um Anderen Informationen mit zu geben.

    Für spirituelle Anfänger ist meine Empfehlung also:
    Schreibe auf ,an welchem Tag Du dieses Langzeit-Projekt angefangen hast,
    und dann (so oft, wie Du in dieser Woche willst): schaue auf eine (Stopp)uhr, und

    1. Meditiere indem Du einfach Deinen Atem nur solange Du Geduld hast beobachtest, und schreibe danach auf, wie lange Du das gemacht hast.
    2. Kontempliere, indem Du eine Weile darüber nachdenkst, was an der rein materialistischen Weltanschauung fehlt, dann mache eine
    3. leichte körperliche Übung:
      Gehe zu der Seite: https://thilo.bandcamp.com/album/sodarshan-chakra-kriya

      • und spiele die Rhythmen ab (dazu muss man die Stücke nicht kaufen, sondern kann das auch direkt dort online machen),
      • halte den Atem an, und
      • pumpe den Bauch synchron zu den Trommelschlägen

      bis der nächste Atemklang ertönt.
      Führe das so lange fort, bis Deine Bauchmuskeln erschöpft sind, und schreibe Dir dann auf bei welchem Stück Du aufgehört hast.
      Weil das am Anfang sehr schnell ist, und die Stücke sich verlangsamen; fange am nächsten Tag mit dem Stück an, an dem Du aufgehört hast, bis Du das Tempo gefunden hast, an dem Du mit dem Bauch-pumpen nach kommst.

    4. Letztendlich forsche, indem Du diesen Blog liest und im Internet nach Deinen Fragen und Schlagworten wie diesen suchst:
      https://duckduckgo.com/?q=materialismus+spiritualität

    All das wird Dich auf die kommenden Aufgaben vorbereiten,
    einerseits Deine materiellen Sichtweisen mit Deinen geistigen abzugleichen,
    und Dir einen Sinn dafür vermitteln, was der Sinn und Zweck geistiger Arbeit ist.
    Schritt 1&3 arbeiten auf der körperlichen, und Punkt 2 & 4 auf der intellektuellen Ebene.
    Du kannst also in diesem Schritt alleine in 7 Tagen erreichen, wofür ich 7 Jahre gebraucht habe.

    Der nächste Schritt kommt in einer Woche, also wäre es empfehlenswert für Teilnehmer diesen Blog zu abonnieren (WordPress spamt nicht).

    Willkommen!

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  • sitting bull 0:01 on 2018-10-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Global realtime shift of consciousness project #1 : introduction 

    [For the German article, click here]

    You wouldn’t  have read beyond this header if you wouldn’t somehow believe that a shift of consciousness is a necessary or inevitable part of our evolution.

    To facilitate this shift we are forming a community right now, through a course, which will guide anyone who is spiritually inclined in realtime from the very first spiritual baby-steps up to a serious yogi-level which will guide you to your inner answers and therewith render further questions obsolete.

    The timespan of this course will be as long as a Tibetan Retreat time of
    3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days, meaning over 1200 days long.
    Synchronistically there were over 1200 readers (from 117 countries) last month, which should be a big enough community to strengthen each other by knowing that there are others out there who do follow the same path.

    This is definitely doable, because you only will have to do what I did myself,
    and I am by no means special or blissed, because energetically I come from a background of an extreme unhealthy life and spiritual ignorance.
    So if I – the Neanderthal – am able to transform right now, there is no reason for anyone else not to feel up to the task at hand.

    I will compress my half-of-a-century long  spiritual search omitting times of procrastination, so that you learn to avoid my failures whilst riding with me on my successes. Additionally I will join you by practicing what I preach daily throughout the following course on the highest level, to support the community in a subtle way.

    Let me start by introducing myself to you:
    In childhood I often was depressed about the insensitive and frantic behaviour of my surrounding and also twice as often sick in school as anyone else.
    Whenever I got a childhood-fever my impression was that my personality was literally “puzzled” in order to “re-form” itself.

    As a teenager I did cry a lot about the loneliness of the German society and the mentality of everyone only to care about themselves, their own family or friends and literally “cutting everyone out” of a harmonious world-comunity and judging non-conformists by rigid rules.

    With 18 my religion-teacher did introduce me to my first zen-meditation-week led by a Christian monk, and for a few years I slipped into, and out of spiritual practices which did alternate with a bohemian lifestyle I much more enjoyed at the time.

    To include advanced meditators as well as spiritual beginners, people who already practice can simply follow their own path, and if you intend to participate, press the “like”-button, to show others that you are joining this community.

    Whilst you can follow your own discipline, I will set instructions for the exercise I currently practice, because we do need one concrete practice as a model how to grow into the work.
    If you want, let others know which path is the one, you do consider to be most effective, and why you do follow it, to share informations with others.

    For spiritual beginners, my recommendation is:
    Write down the day you do start this longterm project,
    then (as many times as you feel like within this upcoming week),
    look at your any stopwatch, and

    1. Meditate by simply observing your breath only for as long as you are patient, then write down how long you were patient for;
    2. Contemplate: Think for a while about what is lacking when only focussing on the material existence;
    3. Then do a short, light physical Exercise:
      – Go to this site: https://thilo.bandcamp.com/album/sodarshan-chakra-kriya

      • play the track (no need to buy anything, just use them online),
      • hold your breath
      • – and pump the belly to those beats

      until the next breathing sound occurs.
      Continue this until your belly-muscles are weak and write down which track you stopped.
      Because the beats are very fast and are slowing down, each day start with the track where you left of, until you find the track which is comfortable for you.

    4. Finally, research by reading through this blog and searching the web, for your own questions and themes like: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=materialism%2C+spirituality

    All of this will on one side practically prepare you for the tasks at hand,
    on the other side connect your material views to your spiritual ones,
    and also give you a sense why you are engaging in a spiritual practice.
    Step 1 & 3 work on a physical level and step 2 &4 intellectually.
    This way you will accomplish in this step only in 7 days what did take me 7 years.

    The next step comes in a week, so in order to get all lessons, the best would be to subscribe to this blog (wordpress doesn’t spam).

    Welcome!

     
    • JV Avadhanulu 6:54 on 2018-10-21 Permalink | Reply

      Your writing is gift to the beginners on spiritual path. Your sharing is gift to me.

      Liked by 1 person

      • sitting bull 13:17 on 2018-10-21 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, JV,
        and your blessing and moral support is gold to me

        • especially since you are an advanced yoga teacher far beyond my level of experience !

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  • sitting bull 15:44 on 2014-12-03 Permalink | Reply
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    Sodarshan Chakra Kriya 

    My words are in italic – the rest is from Yogi Bhajan. Since this is a lot of text I do mark the significant information bold so that you afterwards have a good overview of the necessary steps to undertake:

    Meditation for focus and mental purification

    Here is a meditation that makes use of prana to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind. Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya. This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity. It will give you a new start. It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest. It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature. When a person is in a very bad state, techniques imposed form the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated from within.

    The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind. This kriya invokes the Kundalini to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.

    POSITION: Sit with a straight spine (either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground) Eyes are focused at the tip of the
    nose, or closed if you prefer.

    MUDRA AND BREATH:
    a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
    Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.
    b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril. Exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Continue, inhaling left nostril, exhaling right.

    TO END: Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.
    TIME: Suggested length for this kriya is 31 or 62 minutes a day. The ideal is to start at 31 minutes, but you can begin with 11 minutes, then build up to 31, then 40, and eventually 62.

    * There is no time, no place, no space, and no condition attached to this meditation.
    Each garbage pit has its own time to clear. If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want. You have to decide how much time you have to dean up your garbage pit.

    COMMENTS: If you can do this meditation for 62 minutes to start with, then build up to the point where you can do it 2 1/2 hours a day (1/10 of the day), it will give you the following: ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi,” which are the nine precious virtues and 18 occult powers. In these 27 total virtues of the world lies the entire universe.

    When practiced for 2 1/2 hours every day, it will make you a perfect superhuman. It purifies the subconscious and takes care of the human life. It will make you extremely intuitive. It brings together all 27 facets of life and makes a human saintly, successful, and qualified. This meditation also gives one pranic power. This kriya never fails. It can give one inner happiness, and bring one to a state of ecstasy in life.

    (as taught by Yogi Bhajan on December 1990)
    This basic instruction is what I worked with on my own for 24 years and I still follow it.
    Whilst this should be sufficient, f
    or your benefit to get the most complete version in one place,
    I will always add new findings below here.
    Feel free to post links which lead to more valuable information.

    More comments from Yogi Bhajan fount at 3HO.org:
    “This is one of the greatest meditations you can practice. It has considerable transformational powers. The personal identity is rebuilt, giving the individual a new perspective on the Self. It retrains the mind. According to the tantra shastras, it can purify your past karma and the subconscious impulses that may block you from fulfilling you. It balances all the 27 facets of life and mental projection, and gives you the pranic power of health and healing. It establishes inner happiness and a state of flow and ecstasy in life. It opens your inner universe to relate, co-create, and complete the external universe.

    This meditation balances the Teacher aspect of the mind. It acts on all the other aspects like a mirror to reveal their true nature and adds corrections. You act as a human being not just a human doing. If the Teacher aspect is too strong, you risk a spiritual ego, which becomes too attached to the ability to detach and to be “above” normal struggles. When the Teacher aspect is too weak, you can misuse your spiritual and teaching position for personal advantage. When balanced, the Teacher aspect is impersonally personal. It starts with absolute awareness and a neutral assessment from that awareness.

    The Teacher uses intuition to know directly what is real and what is a diversion. You respond from the Neutral Mind beyond the positives and negatives. You are clear about the purpose and the laws of each action. A complete Teacher is not an instructor. The Teacher is the expression of Infinity for the benefit of all. You master non-attachment so that you are simultaneously in all your activities and not of them.Treat the practice with reverence and increase your depth, dimensions, caliber, and happiness.”

    More Yogi Bhajan Quotes from Sahej.com/Sodarshan.html

    Yogi Bhajan said in Gurdwara on Sunday, December 22nd, 2002:
    “Now, most powerful and beautiful is Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. I thought that I have taught for so many years, now people are ready for it. We didn’t start teaching it the first day. For me (I do not know about anyone else) it took 30 years to be able to control my left and right nostrils without holding them with my fingers. And I still do that sometimes when I feel very weak – I use my hand and fingers. Somebody can say, “Switching nostrils is not needed since the air coming through the right nostril and the left nostril meets.” We shall not take any responsibility for such wrong practices! What the hell is one creating? Disturbing the pituitary, the master command gland? These kinds of jokes will end by themselves, but it will be dangerous for those who practice it wrong. There is nothing in the teachings which are not clearly stated and which have not worked accurately”

    And another Yogi Bhajan Quote from Sahej.com:

    The Teachings are the Teachings, and have no one’s personality in them. I never edit them; you should not edit them. It is a Golden Chain. My own prayer is that you can perfect what it is, and go with it. It is a funny thing. It is a three thousand year old proven path – it’s not going to stop. Why do you want to add or subtract something – to satisfy your ego or convince students? It is very deceitful on the part of a teacher to teach teachings to please people. So honestly give people what we have. Teach like me. Teach exactly as it is. If you are not going to teach Kundalini Yoga purely, then don’t teach it at all. With Kundalini Yoga you are dealing with the life force of the atom. Don’t play with the pranic energy”

    This is how the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) keeps track of the counting.
    Inhale (blocking the right nostril with the right thumb, other fingers held straight up in the air). And then I hold, and then I count ’16’ – – how? One. two. three — counts with the pinkie finger, moving it slightly three times. Four. Five, six — moves the ring finger three times. Seven, eight, nine — moves the middle or Saturn finger three times. Ten. eleven, twelve: — moves the index finger three times Thirteen, fourteen, fifteen — moves the thumb slightly for three beats. Sixteen — brings the index finger over to block off the left nostril, as he releases the right thumb from the right nostril. Then Exhale through right nostril.
    You are open to try what works for you.

    — above were unaltered teachings of Yogi Bhajan

    A nice comment from Ravi Singh:
    A young disciple asked Buddha: How long will it take me to burn through all of my karma. Buddha said, Can you imagine a block of marble 1 mile square? Now imagine that once a year a dove flies over the top of the marble trailing a silk scarf. How long do you think it would take to wear that block of marble down to nothing? Thats what each of us is up against with regard to the load of karmic debt we carry.

    So Darshan Chakra Kriya is like 100 workmen with electric sanders working day and night on that
    metaphorical marble. So Darshan Chakra Kriya is the most important and powerful meditation in Kundalini Yoga. This meditation will very quickly and effectively help you clarify and resolve the core issues in your life and very directly begin to transform your life in ways in ways you may not even be able to imagine!


    Here are additional informations I gathered verbally from the 3HO comunity (so I strongly assume that the following is also from Yogi Bhajan):
    • 40 days of daily meditation and all skin-cells have changed, (which has to do with the aura)
    • 90 days and all blood-cells have changed (blood is related to emotions)
    • 120 days the bone-cells have changed and you have changed permanent
    by stamping each cell with your spiritual intention.
    • 1000 days of meditation changes a monkey to a saint.

    From the Hindu Tradition (one of the sources for Sikhism) I gathered:
    The Jalandhar Bandha is a yoga position in which the neck is to be bent a little for achieving this bandh. But it should not be bent much. It is to be pressed onto the depression just as a spring is pressed with a little force.
    It has been described in Hathapradeepika in the third chapter:
    “The chin is to be pressed on the chest (heart) after contracting the throat. This bandh eliminates old age and death. The contracted veins in the throat ensure that the liquid from the skies is received here. Hence, the bandh has been appropriately known as Jalandhar Bandh, which means that it destroys any pain in the throat.
    … Who practices this bandh for six months will, no doubt, achieve siddha status.”

    I also want to emphasize that I read that this exercise should be done with eyes focussing on the tip of the nose. This will definitely be the hardest part of the entire exercise.
    I realized that it is futile to force it, but instead constructive to relax into a forceful non-resistant state of mind which allows the eyes to drift within. I did set myself from time to time a second short timer repeating itself which reminded me often to focus on the nose again.
    It has literally to do with a state of relaxed focus.

    My personal tips out of experience for you (and believe me I did resist those revelations long) are:

    • Meditating before sunrise is literally 10 times easier than in the day: If you can do 11 minutes in daytime you could be able to do 62 minutes in the morning.
    • For men it is useful not to loose sperm to often – in chinese medicine it is the seat of the willpower, called Jing – and the longer it was able to build up the easier is the focussing on the eye. This comes because there runs a major meridian, called Dumai, up the spine which connects the preheavenly Qi (our constitution stored in the Kidneys and in the center in between, called the Ming Men) to the brain – in fact this is the essence of Kundalini Yoga to bring that Kundalini-Snakelike-energy up like a Cobra – hence pictures in chinese Restaurants of a bull at the bottom running through the mud, walking up a path and on top a perl ( the pituitary gland of the third eye).

    My personal recommendation for you to do this exercise
    1. Build it up over a 2-3 week period increasing 1 “Wahe Guru” each time & do it properly ( sit straight and focus on the tip of the nose ) from the start.
    (It took me 2 weeks to be able to hold the breath over more than one cycle – then suddenly I had a break through and was able to meditate for as long as I could).

    You may try at this point to increase it as fast as possible, but in the likely case that it overwhelms you as it did me for 20 years. So to save you this painful time (of crisis and diseases), instead of dropping it alltogether, go for the 1000 day plan which will transform your life forever gently but much faster.
    and do following meditations DAILY.

    2. Go for 40 days  just 3 minutes ( Jesus also went for 40 days into the desert)
    3. extend the 40 days to 90 days of daily meditation
    (If you fail: Simply start again. Meanwhile you can slowly build up to 10 minutes if you wish
    This took me an entire year because I failed a few times after around 55 days)
    4. Stay with the daily practice f and extend 3 min. to 120 days (once you have done 90 days it is easy to add the last 30 days).
    Now you earned your 3 Minute-level, so you can go on to the next step:
    5. Another 120 days of 11 minutes of Sodarchan Chakra Kriya ( meanwhile build up to 21 minutes in your own time )
    Yet again – if you fail: No worries; just start again with this 11-minute-step.
    6. 120 days of 22 Minutes (meanwhile build up to half an hour). On failing: repeat this step.
    7. 120 days of 31 minutes ( intermediate- meanwhile build up to an hour).
    If you don’t succeed at first … try again (and again and again … took me 3 years alltogether)
    8. 120 days of 62 minutes (the length was measured in heartbeats not minutes)
    9. Now you can slowly build up to 1/10th of the day.
    10. 120 days of a tenth of the day. (which is 144 minutes),
    11. 120 days of 2 ½ hours  (If you fail a day then, Yogi Bhajan said not to worry.)!

    Addendum: meanwhile I did complete this program and had a crisis because I was not as enlightened as I was hoping for.
    After having loosened up my practice and having looked for other spiritual ways for a year I think the only way is to continue, because I can not judge this kriya before I have done 1000 days of 2.5 hours of it. 
    Since this is scary, I give myself a little break first.
    You can watch my realtime progress on the right side of this page.

     

     
  • sitting bull 17:08 on 2018-09-15 Permalink | Reply
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    The comfort to know that any tragedy may even lead to your higher purpose 

    When talking about health-issues, someone recently did recommend to me the book “You can heal your life” by Louise Hay, which I want to pass onto you.
    Additionally I want to share a tragic story about a little boy who did cause an accident which then made him go blind. Whilst this is any parent’s nightmare, what I just read on Wikipedia, made me re-evaluate my narrow-minded pity which only was focussed on enabling all of us to “enjoy life to the fullest” by replacing it with a higher purpose:

    Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, a small town about twenty miles east of Paris, on 4 January 1809. He and his three elder siblings – Monique Catherine (b. 1793), Louis-Simon (b. 1795), and Marie Céline (b. 1797) – lived with their parents, Simon-René and Monique, on three hectares of land and vineyards in the countryside. Simon-René maintained a successful enterprise as a leatherer and maker of horse tack.

    As soon as he could walk, Braille spent time playing in his father’s workshop. At the age of three, the child was playing with some of the tools, trying to make holes in a piece of leather with an awl. Squinting closely at the surface, he pressed down hard to drive the point in, and the awl glanced across the tough leather and struck him in one of his eyes. A local physician bound and patched the affected eye and even arranged for Braille to be met the next day in Paris by a surgeon, but no treatment could save the damaged organ. In agony, the young boy suffered for weeks as the wound became severely infected; an infection which then spread to his other eye, likely due to sympathetic ophthalmia.

    Louis Braille survived the torment of the infection but by the age of five he was completely blind in both eyes. Due to his young age, Braille did not realize at first that he had lost his sight, and often asked why it was always dark. His parents made many efforts – quite uncommon for the era – to raise their youngest child in a normal fashion, and he prospered in their care.

    He learned to navigate the village and country paths with canes his father hewed for him, and he grew up seemingly at peace with his disability. Braille’s bright and creative mind impressed the local teachers and priests, and he was accommodated with higher education. He excelled in his education and received scholarship to France’s Royal Institute for Blind Youth.

    While still a student there, he began developing a system of tactile code that could allow blind people to read and write quickly and efficiently. Inspired by the military cryptography of Charles Barbier, Braille constructed a new method built specifically for the needs of the blind. He presented his work to his peers for the first time in 1824.

    In adulthood, Braille served as a professor at the Institute and had an avocation as a musician, but he largely spent the remainder of his life refining and extending his system. It went unused by most educators for many years after his death, but posterity has recognized braille as a revolutionary invention, and it has been adapted for use in languages worldwide.

    So the sarcasm is that exactly the action which was initially tragic for him – piercing lether with an awl – is what was needed for him not only to focus on creating blind-signs, but it is also the elevation from piercing material which is the way to make signs palpable. And without that he would have just been any 43 year old man who by now is long forgotten, but now he is remembered over centuries.
    Additionally this made me realise:
    Whilst we define reality on our physical senses of seeing, hearing, smelling/tasting and touching, who is to say that we don’t also that the (in my eyes wrongly named) “extrasensory” perceptions or  psychic abilities such as intuitiontelepathypsychometryclairaudience, and clairvoyanceprecognition and retrocognition, are not something which everyone should have? (In ancient text there certainly are references as to times in which most humans were capable of those.)

    So are not most of us disabled and just don’t (want to) know it?

    So maybe instead of worrying, complaining or being frustrated about a loss of part of the tiny physical realm we rather should focus on reclaiming our long lost spiritual abilities by elevating our presence by any means necessary (as described in my still ongoing series about keys to understanding the universe).

    In todays brainwash of advertisements we are guided through excitement towards buying certain products by insinuating that life would be “all about being able to have (most youthful) fun right now”. So now you ask you why this is damaging? Because the ever lasting excitement misses out on necessary guide-rails which protect us from deep suffering.

    A huge part of life are the principles of Saturn which you could see as the checkout in a supermarket: At one point you have to pay for what you did put (mentally) in your basked (throughout your entire life). Looking at history: at no point in history was society focussed merely on having fun (except in decadent times amongst a tiny elite, such as Roman emperors), so because we are tricked by psychology  into buying into the pleasure centers or our brains, we overlook the largest aspects of our lifes.

    Think of it: It is logical that materialistic pleasures (of our materialistic senses) can only cover 0.4% of it, when the vast majority of the universe is not matter to be experienced with those senses:

    Since I do focus on my higher purpose, what I did so far interpret as health-inconveniences of ageing is slowly being replaced by me acknowledging physical issues as balustrades of my inner voice which protect me from straying away to far into the meaningless distractions of excitement. After all the outsourcing of our mind distracts from connecting to the source of ourselves and the universe – something which sorcerers . I won’t say that I am all content about my life at all, but in wise moments I remind me that:

    • My body did put on weight, because I wanted to protect myself from unsuitable sexual enocunters, which could have led me into longterm troubles,
    • my health-issues made me stop running around in order to learn stillness,
    • and what I often perceive as weaknesses are often sensitivities showing me what is right for me.

    So whenever inner turmoil comes up, I remind myself of to compare myself to others who seemingly are better of than me, but to slowly walk backwards out of the maze I did entangle myself in for decades, and whenever the question “why me?” comes up, my answer is: “because … me“.

     

     

     
    • JV Avadhanulu 7:34 on 2018-09-21 Permalink | Reply

      I loved reading this post. Thank you very much.
      I want to add:The entire marketing machinery is focused on sensory pleasures and succeeded in making the average man becoming oblivious to other aspects such as happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, joy, ecstasy, inner peace, compassion…..
      Yoga integrates and aligns the 5 “koshas” (sheaths) of being viz. Annamaya (physical), Manomaya (mind), Pranamaya( energy), Jnanamaya (wisdom) and Ananadmaya (Joy).

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  • sitting bull 0:27 on 2018-09-12 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , global, , , Projekt, ,   

    Nehme Teil am Start eines globalen Meditationsprojekts von 114 Ländern teil! 

    Dieser blog hat Leser von folgenden 114 Ländern (die hier in der Reihenfolge der meisten Leser aufgelisted sind) :

    United States, Germany, India, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Austria, Chile, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR China, Colombia, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Romania, European Union, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Norway, Kenya, Malaysia, Lithuania, Belgium, Morocco, Turkey, Nepal, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Serbia, Denmark, Finland, Mauritius, Indonesia, Pakistan, Slovenia, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Uruguay, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Egypt, Ecuador, Albania, Peru, Latvia, Iceland, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Armenia, Montenegro, Ethiopia, Curaçao, Panama, South Korea, Oman, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bahamas, Angola, Kazakhstan, Suriname, Cambodia, Macedonia, Georgia, Slovakia, Laos, Iran, Brunei, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Belarus, Guatemala, Myanmar (Burma), Fiji, Réunion, Malta, Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Guyana, Tanzania, U.S. Virgin Islands, and readers of 7 more countries are joining this list every quarter.

    Wie haben somit die Chance jetzt ein globales  Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Meditationsprojekt zu starten, um unsere Praktik auf eine höhere Stufe anzuheben, indem wir uns über einen gleichen Zeitrahmen hinweg sprituell verbinden.

    Dies ist Deine Chance Deine Evolution 7-fach zu verschnellern!

    Und nur damit Du weisst, dass dies kein willkürlicher Plan ist, kann ich versichern, dass ich jeden Schritt den ich selbst in den letzten 2 1/2 Jahrzehnten gemacht habe nachstellen werde, und dabei einfach all meine Pausen aufgrund von Mangel an Unterstützung, oder Versagen aufgrund von ignoranten Fehlern weg lasse.

    Was Deinen Weg verschnellern, und Dich befähigen wird dabei zu bleiben, werde ich bei jedem Schritt erklären, indem ich erzähle welche versteckte Fallen vermieden werden können.
    Also so lange Du hohe Aspirationen hast, die den weltlichen Prioritäten überwiegen wirst Du definitiv fähig sein diesen Kurs durch zu halten.

    Die Struktur dieses Projekts wird sein:
    1.) Aufbau der Anfänger Stufe bis hin zur richtigen Praktik
    2.) Ein kurzzeitigen Exzess praktizieren, um die eigene geistige sprichwörtliche Ein-sicht los zu treten, und
    3.) die Praktik in Selbst-zertifizierten Graden zu konsolidieren, bis Du dieses Kriya selbst meisterst.

    Der Vorteil für Dich daran teil zu nehmen wird sein:

    • keinerlei Verpflichtungen – weder Kosten noch Daten werden erfasst oder verlangt.
    • Wir werden ein spirituelles Feld Gleichgesinnter kreieren, was uns gemeinsam auf eine subtilen höhere Stufe erheben wird.
    • Du wirst Unterstützung in Echt-zeit von anderen Meditierern und mir selbst bekommen, und ich werde gleichzeitig mindestens genauso viel meditieren, wie ich hier predige, um Teil des Prozesses zu sein.

    Falls Du diesen Blogeintrag (selbst lange Zeit) nachdem er geschrieben wurde findest:
    Mache Dir keine Sorgen, denn all diese Schritte sind ein guter zeitloser Kurs in Dein Inneres, und teilweise können einige verkürzt werden, so dass später Beitretende das leicht einholen können.


    Der erste Schritt ist diesen deutschen Blogeintrag hier zu lesen und so viel als möglich von den englischen Artikeln, um die Übung langsam auf zu bauen.
    Ich habe zwei Wochen gebraucht, bis ich Sodarshan Chakra Kriya richtig ausüben konnte, aber ich füge hier einen Monat mehr an, um die Übung bis zum vollen Maximum auf zu bauen.

    Was ich machte war nur die eine Seite mit Yogi Bhajan’s Einleitungen zu machen, die mich sofort begeisterten, also baute ich die Übung wie verlangt auf 2.5 Stunden sehr schnell auf, was letztendlich eine lebensverändernde Erfahrung für mich war, die all die vielen anderen spirituellen Techniken und Richtungen, die ich später lernte in den Schatten stellte, weil die Erfahrung so segensreich wie keine Andere war.

    Falls Du Dir Sorgen machst nicht für solch ein Marathon bereit zu sein, will ich anmerken, dass ich das spontan mit 24 Jahren angegangen habe während ich noch rauchte und viel Alkohol trank – also wenn ich das machen konnte, dann kannst Du das auf jeden Fall!
    Alles, was Du tun must, ist diese Übung (also dieses Kriya) zu machen, und die Feinarbeit wird später automatisch kommen.
    Mache Dir keine Sorgen über andere Perfektionen, denn durch die Übung wirst Du selbst wissen, was zu tun ist.

    Falls Du also heute noch anfängst hast Du 40 Tage bis zum nächsten Schritt am 21. Oktober, in dem wir 40 Tage lang 2.5 Stunden den Geist öffnen werden.
    Leute, die schon SCK praktizieren, können ihre Meditation in den nächsten 40 Tagen einfach jetzt langsam auf 2.5 Stunden aufbauen.

    Wenn Dir das zu schnell oder viel ist, dann überspringe diesen Schritt und fange mit dem Kursanfang hier an langsam in die Spiritualität rein zu wachsen.

    Im Gegensatz zur ursprünglichen Bedeutung des Knopfes würde ich Euch bitten den “like” button nicht anzuklicken, wenn ihr diesen Artikel mögt, sondern, wenn Ihr vor habt, an diesen 40 Tagen teil zu nehmen, so dass Andere sehen können wer an dieser Unternehmung teil nimmt, bzw. Teil genommen hat. Danke.

    Keine Bange – Ich habe das genau so ohne viel Meditationserfahrung vorher gemacht, also wirst Du das auch schaffen! Du kannst nicht versagen, denn es geht nicht um Erfolg, sondern, um Dein Bestes zu versuchen! (Also wenn 10 Minute das Beste war, was Du am Ende geschafft hast, dann war es Dein Bestes und damit genug)

    Um mit der unerträglichen Ungeduld zurecht zu kommen schlage ich vor es einfach “aus zu sitzen”, also wenn immer es hart wird weiter zu machen, denn die Grantigkeit und Ungedult kommt in einer handvoll an Wellen, die aber auch wieder vergehen werden, wonach es wieder für eine Weile leichter wird.

    Falls Du noch andere Probleme hast oder es nicht schaffst, dann schreibe Alles in die Kommentarsektion unten, und ich helfe Dir sie zu lösen.

    Zusammen können wir es schaffen uns gegenseitig geistig zu verstärken!

    Erster Schritt: Aufbau und Einstimmung auf das Thema ->

     
    • sitting bull 7:23 on 2018-09-12 Permalink | Reply

      Gestern hätte ich fast selbst nicht mitgemacht, weil ich einen Nabelbruch entdeckt habe und derzeit gar nicht den Bauch pumpen wollte, aber 4 Minuten mit sehr leichtem Bauchpumpen (denn es geht ja nur um das Bewusstsein für den Bauch, nicht um Sport) waren sehr gut durch zu ziehen.

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      • sitting bull 7:25 on 2018-09-12 Permalink | Reply

        Und heute hat sich diese Rechnung über 40 Tage täglich 4 Minuten mehr zu machen voll ausgezahlt, denn anstatt gar nicht zu meditieren ist der Kompromiss heute 8 Minuten meditiert zu haben, besser als gar nicht. Das Datum ist übrigens manchmal einen Tag verschoben, weil der Server in den USA ist.

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        • sitting bull 21:22 on 2018-09-14 Permalink | Reply

          Wir haben übrigens noch mehr Teilnehmer über die englisch-sprachige Seite dieses Projekts. Und nur für die Chronik: Heute habe ich ganz nach Plan 12 Minuten gemacht und zusätzlich eine halbe Stunde “life-nerve-stretch”, weil mir Jemand sagte, dass das gut gegen ein Nabel-hernia sein könnte. Also mache ich es bis zu meiner Operation und wenn es bis dahin nicht besser geworden ist, lasse ich mich operieren.

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          • sitting bull 20:49 on 2018-09-15 Permalink | Reply

            Heute habe ich 16 minuten SCK und 31 Minuten “life-nerve stretch” gemacht, aber ich muss zugeben, dass ich dermaßen erschöpft war, dass das das Einige war, was ich gemacht hatte.

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            • sitting bull 13:51 on 2018-09-18 Permalink | Reply

              Vorgestern habe ich
              (immer zusammen mit 31 Minuten “life-nerve stretch”)
              20 Minuten meditiert,
              gestern 24 Minuten,
              und heute 28 Minuten

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              • sitting bull 22:49 on 2018-09-19 Permalink | Reply

                Heute also dann 31 Minuten “life-nerve stretch (LNS für mein Nabel-Hernia) und dazu
                32 Minuten Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK)
                langsam kommt die Lebensenergie wieder, um aufzuräumen etc.

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                • sitting bull 7:40 on 2018-09-20 Permalink | Reply

                  Heute 31 Min LNS & 36 Min SCK
                  habe es geschafft um 5 Uhr Morgens aufzustehen.

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                  • sitting bull 21:32 on 2018-09-21 Permalink | Reply

                    Hatte heute gar keine Energie, aber weil mir die selbstgewählte Pflicht den ganzen Tag über im Nacken sitzt, dennoch 40 Minuten SCK und 31 Minuten LNS gemacht.

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                    • sitting bull 7:28 on 2018-09-22 Permalink | Reply

                      44 Minuten SCK & 31 Minuten LNS heute.
                      Ich muss zugeben, dass ich Angst davor habe auf ganze 2.5 Stunden aufzubauen, aber die einzige Lösung scheint mir es einfach trotzdem zu tun.

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                      • sitting bull 0:08 on 2018-09-24 Permalink

                        48 Min SCK & 31 Min LNS heute.

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                      • sitting bull 7:45 on 2018-09-25 Permalink

                        gestern 52 Min SCK & 31 Min LNS

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                      • sitting bull 7:59 on 2018-09-27 Permalink

                        Vorgestern bin ich gegen Sonnenaufgang aufgestanden, so dass ich den mystischen Moment vorher zu meditieren verpasst hatte, und am Abend hatte ich es zu lange herausgezögert, um SCK zu machen.

                        Und gestern war auch so viel los, dass ich den ganzen Tag von morgens bis Abends beschäftigt war, so dass ich den zweiten Tag nicht meditieren konnte.

                        DIe gelernte Lektion daraus für mich ist, immer vor Sonnenaufgang anzufangen zu meditieren, bevor die Ablenkungen des Tages in mein Leben kommen.

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                      • sitting bull 8:21 on 2018-09-29 Permalink

                        Folgende Tage (3x mit live nerve stretch und ab dem 4. nicht mehr, weil ich mich entschlossen habe am Ende dieser 40 Tage eine Nabel-hernia-Operation zu kriegen)

                        • 54 Minuten SCK
                        • 56 Minuten SCK
                        • 1 Stunde SCK
                        • 64 Minuten SCK

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                      • sitting bull 21:50 on 2018-09-30 Permalink

                        Heute 68 Minuten, und anstatt live-nerve stretch habe ich angefangen täglich meine Wohnung aufzuräumen, um mich für das kommende Langzeit SCK-projekt vorzubereiten.

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                      • sitting bull 6:31 on 2018-10-02 Permalink

                        Gestern 1Std 12 Minuten SCK.
                        Ab jetzt:

                        • Erst meditieren,

                        *dann eine halbe bis Stunde am Fenster stehend kontemplieren,
                        *dann nur einige Minuten aufräumen um meinen Gesit wieder zu fokussieren, und als Pendant zur Seelenreinigung meine Umgebung zu reinigen.

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                      • sitting bull 10:17 on 2018-10-02 Permalink

                        Heute habe ich die Halbzeit geschafft und 1 Stunde und 16 Minuten SCK gemacht.
                        Alles lief perfekt: Bin etwas vor Sonnenaufgang aufgestanden, habe sofort meditiert, danach kontempliert, dann etwas aufgeräumt und mein Essen auf eine ruhige Art vorbereitet und dann gegessen.

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  • sitting bull 21:14 on 2018-09-10 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: global meditation, group-meditation, , , , ,   

    Join 114 countries in a global realtime Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Shift of consciousness! 

    This blog has readers from following 114 countries (listed here in order of most visitors) :

    United States, Germany, India, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Austria, Chile, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR China, Colombia, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Romania, European Union, New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, Norway, Kenya, Malaysia, Lithuania, Belgium, Morocco, Turkey, Nepal, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Serbia, Denmark, Finland, Mauritius, Indonesia, Pakistan, Slovenia, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Uruguay, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Egypt, Ecuador, Albania, Peru, Latvia, Iceland, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Armenia, Montenegro, Ethiopia, Curaçao, Panama, South Korea, Oman, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bahamas, Angola, Kazakhstan, Suriname, Cambodia, Macedonia, Georgia, Slovakia, Laos, Iran, Brunei, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Belarus, Guatemala, Myanmar (Burma), Fiji, Réunion, Malta, Jordan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Guyana, Tanzania, U.S. Virgin Islands, and readers of 7 more countries are joining this list every quarter.

    So we have an opportunity to start a global Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Meditation to accelerate our practice by connecting spiritually knowing that many of us do connect to the same path in the same timespan.

    This is your chance to accelerate your evolution by 7 times (of what it took me)!
    And so that you know that this is no arbitrary plan, but based on solid experience:
    I will recreate each step I took within the last 2 1/2 decades, and simply omit the phases in which I took breaks due to lack of support, or failed due to errors of ignorance.

    What will speed up your path and enable you to stick with it is that I will explain in each step why I took it and what the hidden downfalls are which are to be avoided.
    So as long as you have strong aspirations which outweigh your worldly priorities,
    you will definitely be able to follow this course.

    The structure of this project will be
    1.) to build up any beginner to a proper practice,
    2.) then to engage into a short-term excess in order to kickstart your literal in-sight in what can be accomplished by Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
    3.) and thereafter to consolidate your practice by collecting self-certified grades until you master this Kriya.

    The advantage for you joining now will be:

    • no strings whatsoever attached – no costs and no data collection whatsoever.
    • we will create a spiritual field of like-minded meditators which – even when doing it  in our private homes will elevate us on a subtle level
    • you will have real-time support from fellow meditators and myself who will practice at least as much as I do recommend in each step.

    If you find this post (even long) after a phase is completed – don’t worry, because some steps allow for shortcuts to catch up for you and this project will serve well as a course at any time later to guide you through an inner journey to yourself.


    So the first step is to slowly build up Sodarshan Chakra Kriya as instructed when following this link., especially step 0.
    It took me 2 weeks to be able to do Sodarshan Chakra Kriya properly, but I allow for a month longer for you to build it up to the full maximum.

    This is what I did: I only read the one page of Yogi Bhajan’s instructions of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and was hooked instantly on its premises, so I did build it up to 2 1/2 hours very fast which turned out to be a life-changing bliss, which did outweigh many other spiritual disciplines I did learn along the way. In case you are worried not to be ready I want to tell you that I did this with 24 years of age whilst still boozing and smoking – so if I was able to do it, you also can! All you have to do is to do the Kriya – don’t worry about any other life-changing requirements, because the fine-tuning will come later.

    So if you get started today or tomorrow, you then have 40 days until the next step which will call for 40 days of mind-blowing 2.5 hours which will start on Sunday, the 21 of October. People who already do SCK may simply build it up to 2.5 hours within 40 days.

    If that is to fast for you, skip this step and move on to the slow beginning of this course here

    In opposition of the original usage of the like-button I would ask you this time not to “like” this article because you like it but only as a sign that you are willing to participate in this step, so that others can see who else is, or was joining this task. Thank you.

    Don’t be scared of it – I did it without much meditation-experience beforehand, so you can do it too! You can’t fail because it’s about trying your best, not about succeeding(so if 10 minutes were your best this is your best)

    To deal with the unbearable impatience simply “sit this out” literally, by keeping going – the grumpiness and impatience comes in a handful of waves, but also will wane again and sitting will become easier again for a while.
    If you encounter other problems or fail, please post your issues below and I will tell you how I managed them.

    Together we will amplify each other !

    First step: the growth into spirituality ->

     
    • David Nolan Cook 23:48 on 2018-09-10 Permalink | Reply

      Love this idea – thank you!

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      • sitting bull 0:08 on 2018-09-11 Permalink | Reply

        You are the first, David! – on the edge of tomorrow 😉
        Tell some yoga-friends of yours to join – and them to tell their friends, and friends of friends 😀

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      • sitting bull 20:59 on 2018-09-13 Permalink | Reply

        Right after your comment, btw, two mails came in:
        the first reaction came from S.S. Shiva Singh Khalsa, who did add for the benefit for all of you:
        [ edit: I add his link here: https://morningsadhana.org/support-member/shiva-singh-khalsa/ ]

        1. If you included that they must Tune in with Adi Mantra, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo before practicing any Kundalini Yoga to link with the Golden Chain, I missed it. Some think it is only in class settings so may not Tune in on their own.
        [ my edit: find the adi mantra here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=adi+mantra&t=opera&ia=videos ]

        2. It is ideal to cover ones head when practicing So Darshan Chakra Kriya to balance the powerful energy. MY wife and I always cover our heads when practicing our meditations, even with just a cloth (not necessarily a formal turban as we typically wear around town or teaching.)

        3. You commented: “The same applies to my attitude towards Yogi Bhajan whom I openly do criticise partially, but that is intended to show to seekers that his brilliant teachings do not have lead to an unconditional Guru-worship.” I don’t know if you knew him as I did for 30 years, and he never once called on us to relate to him as a “Guru”. He was adamant that we should not be “blind followers” and that to “be open to, respect and learn from all righteous teachings and teachers” It can be confusing to newer individuals or others who you are sincerely offering this teaching or others of the transformational 3HO Lifestyle that Yogi Ji so self-sacrificially shared with the world. It suggests, to me, that they should be wary? I know you have your views about Yogi Ji and 3HO, I am not inquiring further, since it came up on our site I’m commenting.

        –––

        And Ravi and Ana did reply: Congratulations on this project. It is very inspiring that you are doing this. Please keep us posted on your progress!
        https://www.raviana.com/content/so-darshan-chakra-kriya-number-one-meditation-kundalini-yoga
        [ So to everyone -go over to their site and let them know how things go! ]

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    • sitting bull 8:25 on 2018-09-11 Permalink | Reply

      I myself nearly skipped this step, because I did find out a few days ago that I have a navel-hernia and Sodarshan Chakra Kriya requires to pump the belly. But this morning I woke up and thought about our global connection and that I should lead by example, and it also gave me power that David already joined, so I calculated that I only need to do 4 minutes more every day to reach the goal and can pump my belly ever so slightly – only to focus my mind on it, so I did 4 minutes today and feel much better than not having done it, because I feel connected to this project and all people who do it now or at a later stage.

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      • sitting bull 7:21 on 2018-09-12 Permalink | Reply

        This turned out for me to be a bliss, because instead of not doing SCK at all whilst waiting for my hernia-operation I am staying on track by having done 8 minutes today.

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        • sitting bull 21:01 on 2018-09-13 Permalink | Reply

          And today, according to plan I did 12 minutes and (due to having had a night out) was glad that I only have to do no more at the time. However, I also did half an hour of “life-nerve-stretch”, because someone told me that it would be beneficial against navel-hernia. So I will do it until I get my operation and should it have improved significantly by then will not undergo it.

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          • sitting bull 20:49 on 2018-09-15 Permalink | Reply

            Today I did 16 minutes and 31 minutes of “life-nerve-stretch” (but I am still so exhausted that this was literally anything I could do today.

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            • sitting bull 8:07 on 2018-09-16 Permalink | Reply

              Did 20 minutes today fist thing in the morning,
              and as a response to my invitation for this project,
              I got following mail from Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa :

              “I seem to remember Yogi Ji saying about you,
              ‘He is a sage. He was born wise!’
              at my house in West Hampstead.
              Looks like you discovered the way to connect with your destiny.”

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              • sitting bull 13:51 on 2018-09-18 Permalink | Reply

                Yesterday I meditated for 24 Minutes,
                and today for 28 minutes
                (always together with 31 minutes of “life-nerve stretch”)

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                • sitting bull 21:26 on 2018-09-19 Permalink | Reply

                  And today: 31min of life-nerve stretch (LNS) (for my hernia) plus 32 minutes of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK)

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                  • sitting bull 7:39 on 2018-09-20 Permalink | Reply

                    Today: 31 min LNS & 36 min SCK.
                    Slowly my energy comes back and I also did manage to get up at 5am.

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                    • sitting bull 21:34 on 2018-09-21 Permalink | Reply

                      Due to a stressful time I have very little energy these days, but because my self-chosen duty sits on my shoulders the entire day through I still managed to do 31 minutes of LNS and 40 minutes of SCK.

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                      • sitting bull 7:27 on 2018-09-22 Permalink

                        44min SCK & 31min LNS
                        Have to admit that I am scared to build up to 2.5 hours due to fear of failure, but the only solution for me seems to simply do it nevertheless.

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                      • sitting bull 0:07 on 2018-09-24 Permalink

                        48 min SCK & 31 min LNS

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                      • sitting bull 7:46 on 2018-09-25 Permalink

                        yesterday 52 min SCK & 31 min LNS

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                      • sitting bull 1:16 on 2018-09-26 Permalink

                        Got up around sunrise today, lost the momentum to meditate and procrastinated until it was to late in the evening to do it.

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                      • sitting bull 7:56 on 2018-09-27 Permalink

                        Second day not meditating, because too many things were happening for me.

                        Lesson learned from those two missed days:
                        Get up before sunrise so that the meditation is done before distractions start to invate the own life.

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                      • sitting bull 8:19 on 2018-09-29 Permalink

                        next days
                        (with emotional turmoils):

                        (31 min Life nerve stretch +)

                        • 54 min SCK
                        • 56 min SCK
                        • 1h SCK

                        (from now on stopped LNS, because I decided to get a navel-hernia operation at the end of those 40 days)

                        • 64 min SCK

                        (did it in the morning again – much better, because the rest of the day is free for other activities & no meditation-duty on my shoulders for the entire day)

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                      • sitting bull 21:49 on 2018-09-30 Permalink

                        Today 68 minutes and started to do daily house-cleaning instead of life-nerve stretch in order to prepare my place for the upcoming big longterm meditation project.

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                      • sitting bull 6:29 on 2018-10-02 Permalink

                        yesterday : 1h & 12 minutes SCK
                        new:

                        • First meditating,
                        • then contemplating for half an hour to an hour at the window,
                        • then doing a few minutes housecleaning in order to focus my mind, train patience and clean my space as I just clenased my soul.

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                      • sitting bull 10:15 on 2018-10-02 Permalink

                        Today I did 1hour and 16 minutes of SCK (half time).
                        Everything worked perfect – got up a little before sunrise, meditated straight away, contemplated, cleaned a few minutes, prepared food with tranquility & ate it.
                        Afterwards I usually need to have a rest and sleep again, because at night I only get 5 hours and meditating tiredly is unpleasant.

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  • sitting bull 3:18 on 2018-09-09 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: divine, heaven, posture, , religions   

    Keys to understanding the universe #4: the right posture 

    As explained in the second last article of this series, directions do influence us, and even the most materialistic inclined people know since body-building that specific exercises do train specific muscle groups.

    The same applies to the mind which is known since thousands of years through the many yoga-postures which in its beginning stage of becoming known in the west still are merely seen as a female version of physical wellness, but the spiritual principles behind them are rarely understood.

    However, in all spiritual directions, including the mainstream religions, specific postures were and are embedded in rituals, which then create a process the human has to undergo in order to transform. In a christian mess humble kneeling, attentive standing and sitting is regulated to emphasise on the attitude one should have during certain parts, the folding of hands balances out the left and right brain hemispheres, the islamic kneeling and bowing down which also is a yoga-kriya, levels the heart with the brain to prepare it for devotion, Ashtanga Yoga focusses on the transformation between several postures, and many more aspects can be found everywhere.

    But in order to keep it simple let us focus on the most basic postures which serve as a root of them all and start with the upright position. Why do we always speak from heavenly forces from above? Christians believe in heaven, but we all know that there is no “angel-harp-bliss” somewhere up there. So we have to look at what does happen to us when we are “drawn down” or “uplifted”. Gravity pulls us not actually down, but to the largest body of matter, in our case to earth, so over millennia we agreed on calling earths gravity pull down. But on a cosmic scale we merely are pulled to our nearest matter, hence the downward movement is associated with materialism, whilst the upward movement relates to a transformation out of it. Look at humans on earth – technically they don’t stand up, but out into the universe:

    And now let us see the universe as a bunch of neurones and synapses: The synapses are the knot-like structures, like our planet earth, and the neurones are the connections in between them. In intelligent people the connections between the synapses are improved as the term “lateral thinking” does indicate. When I was in a rehabilitation centre for stroke-recoverers I realised that the less mentally flexible people were, the more damage they had after their stroke. This is why in tests, pupils who had music and math lessons did better in math than those who did have twice the amount of math lessons.

    So what do you actually do when you “rise to the heavens” in an upright meditation posture? You do connect on a macrocosmic scale the synapse earth to the cosmos and create a neurone into space, so on a microscopic level you access that space in between matter, of which there is 96% in the universe and way over 99% in matter. So exterior you are telepathically connecting to other planets and interior to unknown parts of yourself when sitting upright in order to dedicate yourself to the divine (what the next article will be all about).

    Ancient Chinese had a sense for this energy which they called Qi, and Indians an even more non-materialistic one, which is called Prana, which Tibetans also call “Wind-energy”. To distinguish the different aspects of Prana, 4 elements are used (which do correlate to western elements and to a certain extend correlate to the Chinese elements).

    Earth is as mentioned above descending in nature, hence the downward arrow symbol and the line through indicates that it is a final stadium.
    Fire is ascending in nature and transforms matter into Prana, there is no line through, because it is a process transforming earth to air.
    Air is the ultimate upwards energy, hence it has a line through.
    Water, finally, does transform air back into matter (earth), just as rain does, hence no line through.

    In the selected minute of this video is a concise summary of how to influence the elements basic  with postures:

    To sum up the 7-fold Veru Chana Posture meditations: There are different Wind-energies inside a person:

    • The wind which excretes waste enters inside the central nerve channel, eliminating  negative emotions: (click on the symbols to learn more about the elements)
      • When broadening ones shoulders and sitting upright the
        [I assume earth] wind enters and gets rid of anger and ignorance.
        The reason for that is probably best illustrated by displaying the opposite posture: hunched forward and uptight shoulders:
      • When your neck is slightly bend downwards at an angle,and the tip of your tongue touches the palate,then fire-related wind enters and dissipates desire.
        Two postures also call for a slightly downward bend neck: The yoga posture Jalandahara Bandha and  Omphaloskepsis , which is actually a western method of looking at your navel, but by doing that one also has to bend ones neck.
        Think about the humble bowing which surrenders own desire to the divine:

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      • When you lower your eye a bit, so you almost see the tip of your nose, the space-related wind enters and gets rid of egocentric pride.
        Imagine the opposite of pride when being ashamed:
      • When you sit crossed-legged and remain in single-pointed concentration, then water-related wind enters and helps to get rid of jealousy.
        Jealousy is the frustration not to stand in wide macho stance and to fulfil ones ambitions, like climbing the career-ladder (often at the expense of others).
        Hence the crosslegged contained legs contain ones egotistical desires.

        Whilst cross-legged sitting surely was born out of  being practical, this now explains why in the East where the is an emphasis of subduing the ego, spiritual practices emphasise in the Lotus seat, whilst in the West where the I first is supposedly be built up (as Rudolf Steiner said), people resort to the more comfortable chairs.
        Inventions like chairs are also a manifestation of a more intellectual and materialistically approach versus the intuitive one of the east. This is why I think that the North-west of the globe reflects the intellect, whilst the south-east the intuition. In this aquarian age both now become intermingled.
        By the way: If you can not sit crossed-legged for as long as you would like to, do it as I do and sit on a bed, so that you can put the legs down when it becomes unbearable, without having to stop your practice.

    You now can implement this knowledge into your own daily practice.

    <previous article: #3 proper breathing techniques

     
  • sitting bull 18:35 on 2018-08-20 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: authenticity, Iyengar, , superficiality,   

    The difference between fasionable wellnes yoga and authentic personality work 

    Prashant Iyengar (son of the founder of Iyengar yoga):
    The 18 Maha Kriyas of Yogasana    Chapter 6     (2013)

    In modern pseudo-yog feelings of beatitude, solace and sense of well-being have become essential features. Bliss, beatitude, tranquility, transcendence are all on the surface mind or peripheral mind. It is only the temporal mind which gets a sense of wellbeing or a “top of the world” feeling. This mind generated by neurons of the brain is but a tip of the iceberg.


    Essential Yog works on, if I may say so, ‘mineral mind’, which is ad the ocean-depth of our minds. When the water of a lake is crystal-clear, our gaze reaches down to its basin, its floor-depth, we hardly notice the water. Similarly this mind is just the surface – the tip; there are yet greater depths of mind (why not see the bottom of the ice-berg, why always the tip?), which in this context I refer to our ‘mineral mind’ or ‘mineral consciousness’.

    We pay a premium today for mineral water, because it is extracted from mountains and deep valleys and is rich in the nutrients of this earth. Similarly the submerged mind, the mind at bottom of the embodiment/citta also comes as a premium; it is not sighted easily but has to be mined from deep within.


    Modern Yog is but a neat consumer package. “Feel fine” is the goal of the pseudo yog, but wheter one feels fine or not is not important as to ‘become and be fine’. The essential bliss in the mind is not a naked mind perception or sensation; like in scientific evaluations, the naked-eye perceptions are hardly consideration worthy or much less than those analyses of findings conducted with strong probes and/or scopes. Similarly here, the pseudo yog’s naked faculty feelings are worthy of neglect.[…]


    In the material plane of life one hardly gets the chance to exercice and explore the more sensitive, philosophical and/or meditative states of mind. They remain neclected. But in yogic pursuits the mind gets a deep philosophical exploration and develops trance potentials too.


     

     
    • JV Avadhanulu 1:27 on 2018-08-21 Permalink | Reply

      I like the concept of ‘mineral mind’. Thank you.

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      • sitting bull 15:51 on 2018-08-23 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you – I just want to point out that this article was not written by me, but an excerpt from the book mentioned at the beginning.

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  • sitting bull 5:42 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acceptence, desperation, Karma, life, patience, perseverance, reward, serenity,   

    If your Karma seems to be a never ending pain 

    We all heard of Karma and have an intuitive understanding of it – usually mixed up with our cultural heritage, so for Westerners it is likely to associate it with the Christian definition of sin and guilt, and since the abyss into it is so vast,
    the wild-card for it in Christianity is the original sin which implies that we all are overloaded by it and need the grace of an authoritative god-figure to relieve us from it.

    Sisyphus

    Yet in my understanding Karma seems to be merely the accumulation of millions of decisions, resolutions and conceptions which did in time shape our personality – neither good, nor bad, just the result of ones own mindset which developed over lifetimes.

    Let’s take an example of 2 kids under extreme pressure:
    One may withdraw into its own world and become more and more sensitive, fragile but also intuitive, and the other one may turn rebellious and subscribe to the philosophy of strength.

    If this goes on for decades, the entire body-type may be shaped – the first one turning feeble or fat and the second one may become strong but also choleric.
    And this in turn will lead them into total different life-situations where the first one sees the world as hostile and finds a secret happiness in the realms of fantasy and spirituality whilst the second one may become a hardcore materialist and very successful in “breaking a few eggs” to accomplish own goals.

    Many situations will be encountered,
    which then will lead to total different new resolutions, experiences and conclusions.

    A change in character usually happens long after one tried to resolve a situation – usually it is when someone “had enough” and takes consequences.
    This is the stage in which one doesn’t bother anymore getting into details and discussing things, but simply acts in a certain way.

    Think of arguments you had with some (kind of) people; and at one stage you decided not getting involved into useless nitty-gritty stuff anymore, but just do your own thing.

    This is when your personality-type mixes with the conclusions which were drawn from experiences. (And I want to point out that it is merely the conclusions, not the experiences themselves which shape ones character – two people may experience the exact same thing and react in very different ways to them).

    And once things got intermingled the way back is usually hard to trace any longer. Whilst psychology does try to reconstruct root-issues through analysis, the causes may lie much deeper than the usual assumed ones in childhood if one believes in reincarnation for example. After each rebirth there is a kind of reset in which previous experiences are forgotten, but the conclusions and physical results being a certain elemental or body type, are carried forward

    Someone did experience something a long long time ago which did shape the character and even physiology, and lifes later may react to certain circumstances in unexplainable ways – hence the simple place-holder-terminology for it is Karma.

    So now most of us take Karma in a fatalistic way of a mysterious force overshadowing us.
    But the good news is that there is a “solution” of literally “re-solving” this huge entanglement between the world and the individual: It’s the “dis-solving” of that which we decided to construct as our persona – our concerns for our relationship to the world – or in other words our ego.

    This is a very difficult task, because there is no intellectual guideline and in order to “get a grip” on ones worldly entanglements one has to let this go and look from a meta-perspective. And this is what meditation allows us to do: To simply step out of the hamster-wheel of having to react and therewith add more stuff onto the pile of Karma, and simply to be.

    So instead of boiling the water with emotions one does cool it down until the bottom freezes which then lets parts of ice raise to the top. In time the entire water will be turned into “coolness” and calmness.

    The only problem with it is that no one knows the amount of water which is to be cooled down – is it a decade worth of troubles or thousands of years of previous lives? And neither do we know the severity of our misconceptions, so to answer how long this will take is like asking “how long is a piece of string” ?

    And this is where we all at one point or another fall into desperation for having worked for so long on our issues and sacrificed so much, and yet, here we are still having to endure the same pain again and again and again.

    It simply is frustrating not to see any progress, so here are a few visualisations in order not to give up:

    1. Nature grows slowly – if a fast change is forced it usually is a tree being logged

    Whenever pharmaceutical products work fast, they usually don’t build something in the body, but destroy something like the excessive Yang energy in young people when forcing  them to calm down with Ritalin for example.

    2.) Some progress can be seen and keeps being hidden for a long while

    • yet there is progress.

If you for example only focus on the change of a minute, you will not see anything happening for 59 seconds, yet things do shift constantly. Cover the seconds on the right with your hand to simulate to be blinded to smaller changes – you need patience to wait for the next minute when not seeing the seconds move.

2.) If your life seems to go back and forth it may be part of a larger picture

Let’s stay at the example time and think that you would be one of the 24 analog clocks below, but can not understand the irregularities of your life alone.
You may not see it yet, but in the larger context it later may make perfect sense:

3.) Your timeline is not necessarily straight but possible a spiral

You evolve from the bottom and every so often you encounter the same point P again and again, but always on a higher level.


Or if the spiral is lying your evolution seems to go up and down

  • yet you are slowly increasing your level of consciousness:

Subconsciously you know it – even it the personality-work seems never to stop – all you need is to carry on to do your soul-cleansing, because the most stupid thing would be to turn around, when you walked the largest part of the way through the desert already.

I once walked with a group through the desert and we came to an oasis, but the pond below the waterfall was full of people, so we had to walk up the hill to the next one.
This also was full of people so we walked further up to the third one which also was occupied. Knowing that there were Panthers which were quiet in the day, we kept walking to the fourth one, but when this also was not free we carried on until the fifth one and there we had he most beautiful view over the desert and I later found out that I coincidentally did visit the place where David supposedly shot down Goliath.

This taught me that sometimes when times are tough, it simply might mean that I should not settle at this low level but literally rise above my difficulties, because I might finally be rewarded with the most beautiful view on life.

 
  • sitting bull 3:48 on 2018-08-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anger, conspiracy, dilemma, dogma, family problems, frustration, hate, killing, madness, pathology, psychology, resentment, revenge, , spiritual awakening, the matrix,   

    The curses of spiritual awakening 

    People advertise for their believes, because allies strengthen abstract concepts.
    So religious people, Vegans, health-and sports gurus, or spiritual newcomers are on their “missions” to push their agenda onto others and persist despite lacks of success – simply in order to be “good” – usually by praising how beautiful their new-found ways would be.

    Yet the reality usually is very different: Hardly anyone has a constant happy and fulfilled lifestyle and even the greatest motivators or masters can contract any kind of disease or die at any time and often the most celebrated and admired people have huge issues – all of which is usually dismissed with the Jokers of unexplainable “Karma” or “Fate”.

    So why are especially people who work so hard to better themselves and the world often the ones who are laughed at most for not succeeding in what they preach or long for?

    The answer lies in the shift of consciousness:
    In music, 2 notes which are close together are called a second and usually sound rough,
    the further away a note moves from the base note, the better it sounds – a fifth (which is called “Quint”) for example is 5 notes higher and can provide a quintessence, and when the same note is reached again, things harmonise on a higher octave:

    The same aplies to rythms, or colors for example: unvafoable colors can clash
    and often oppistes one match better (which is a reason for different kinds of people having a relationship).

    So when someone awakens spiritually the person evolves out of the tribal mentality as Carolyn Myss explains it very well, there will be a huge friction – not only because of frictions in (color- or sound-)vibrations, but also,
    because the surrounding one grew into does everything possible to keep one at bay in order to ensure everyones continued participation in it and therewith strengthening the tribe.

    Especially family problems are a classic issue which make spiritual seekers look like eccentric black sheep,
    who compensate for their inability to conform with “outlandish” hopes and projections onto forces which literally are “out of this (material) world”.

    The realm of super-heroes satisfies that huge need (especially of not acknowledged teenagers)  and pacifies most materialists by giving them a way to let off some steam through comix or movies.

    Yet there also are real miracles (the ones which usually are dismissed and simply accepted as unexplainable), which justify a life-long search for a higher purpose of genuine seekers who are not content of merely playing along for the sake of fitting in(to a much to tight jacket).

    It usually just takes only one glimpse of what is dismissed as “Alices wonderland”, such as a moment of understanding or a dream,
    to never wanting to buy into the illusion of Maya and play along with the brainwash pushed on us by greedy people in forms of advertised material needs.

    And if you are one of the people who “got it”, now you have the problem:
    By starting to question a few fundamental maximes you triggered an avalanche from without and within at the same time:
    The outer world will react to your “in-sights” with tremendous aversion for their world is literally rocked and your inner world also is shaken,
    because you start to see what kind of a fool you were for having slept for ages.

    This then will lead to a disaster of you becoming more and more sensitive, whilst your immediate surrounding will treat you with contempt, aggression and schadenfreude.
    It is shocking to see how most people will actually “kick a man when he is down” and not the least feel guilty about being responsible to have blood on their hands.
    The simple reason for them killing anything they don’t understand (as it is propagated in many alien-invasion and xenophobic mainstream movies) is their fear of the unknown fear of change and also their repression of own guilt.

    But as if that is not enough, the double bind now is that the spiritual seeker starts to understand wrongs in a total new way which, then will bring up a tremendous amount of anger and frustration whilst not even being able to express them to the perpetrators. Usually, attemps to work them out together constructively will only make things worse by aggravating others or making them look down on one for being weak.

    An example of such an insight can be the Freudian analysis of the ego:

    Let’s say that your parents did educate you about their moral values,
    so you try to live up to those in order to be a “good” person.
    This is called the superego.
    Your ego is your self (which you are working on in spirituality),
    and the Id are your lower needs and wishes (your inherited limbic desires).

    First the task seems in line with spiritual work (or one chooses the spirituality which matches the parental moral values) …

    … but once you wake up, some aspects arise which just don’t fit into the clear black & white straight forward goal anymore.
    What if in your meditation it comes up that your parents did not merely convey a clear moral goal to you, but also did condition you to adhere to their personal ID?

    One case could be the dogma to cherish the parents sentimentality and therewith not being able to live your own life (which could be a classic for Hellinger’s family therapy).

    A worse case would be any kind of violation (and I am not only talking about those dramatic sexual traumas, but also about much more often seen constant nagging dogmas such as political or religious believes which are enforced through guilt).

    Often when such insights come up they are “explained” to the brain as definite events (which may or not even have happened that way),
    or worse, are swallowed in a self-destructive or self-degrading obedience.
    This sarcastically does make the person with the connection to higher realities look like a neurotic conspiracy theorist

    • something which will turn the seeing accuser into an easy target to be ridiculed.

    In case you had such revelations here my strategic 2 cents for you:
    Since your intuition could be right, but your intellectual translation into the reason behind it wrong, I would suggest you to treat your insights with extreme caution and not accuse others, until you tested your theories a few times and they did prove to be right.
    Because if you only once were wrong, most listeners will loose faith in your judgement and if things go down bad, you might even end up having to apologise to someone whom you know is energetically the cause of your pain – just not in the way you portrayed it.

    Even more difficult is it in cases of family problems,
    because one has the same genes as the suppressors, so a conflict is nearly pre-programmed:
    2 similar characters repel each other, just as the same poles of a magnet do.

    So how can you get through the waking up from a fairy tale dream into a dormant nightmare?

    The first aid is to look at everything as a reflection of yourself and seeing yourself as the creator of your own world.
    This will re-impower you to have the ultimate tool for changing even the most adverse circumstances.

    So your parents could be seen not as your parents, but as your former self – whether it is in your genes or your previous lifes (however your belief-system works).
    In case you were entangled in a victim-consciousness (which is quite normal, because we are conditioned to have experienced parents as the ones holding the power), this will move you into an empowered position.

    However, since each coin holds two sides, there also is unfortunately a lesser pleasant side to this view because with great power comes great responsibility.
    So the next step is then is to acknowledge that if you are the creator, then you also have to be the creator of this mess you are in, so the best you can do is to relax into it and not fight it, because else you are fighting yourself.

    But this doesn’t mean to play the often propagated “love and peace” number and roll over like an obedient dog.
    In order to solve the dilemma of the dogma to revere your ancestors and to protect yourself from constant attacks, it is sometimes not bad to cut family ties for a while (either externally, or internally by doing a ritual).

    One ritual for example would be to visualise an umbilical chord between you and someone else and then cutting it with a sword in one hand and burning it with a torch in the other. This then will at least protect your tender soul for a while like a fence does protect a little plant until it grew stronger.

    Especially for sensitive spiritual people to cut ties seems totally contrary to their agenda to implement that “we all are one” into their lives, but it is a necessary step on the way to clearly distinguish the self from the non-self as the Indian term Viveka describes it.
    After all – each cell knows its place in the body, and it would be a disaster if your body could not clearly distinguish one from another.

    This is why people who are too good-hearted to confine themselves often are overweight and can not loose it, because they benevolently take on issues which are not necessary theirs. The lesson is clearly that the time has come to take care for oneself as much as was done for others.

    But after that insight the strategy is clear:
    Simply (any maybe literally) “sit this one out”, by meditating, contemplating and relaxing into it until the waves of those unpleasant vibration slowly calmed down again.
    First of all this will protect yourself and the surrounding from damage, and it also it will ensure a balanced way to slowly withdraw backwards, without loosing the compassion for the people we encounter,
    (whom we subconsciously know to have the exact same dilemmas as us).

    Us simply brushing them of could wipe them into the gutter of marginalisation, and it is no holistic solution to simply hop onto the bright side of life at the expense of others. After all, that is what they did and our task is to literally “rise above the occasion”.

    I once saw my life as a string with many knots in irregular intervals and I realised that each of those knots is unnecessary anger which mostly arouse from narrow-mindedness.

    So each time we observe one of those energetic knots and don’t put oil onto those flames our mind has the chance to expand so that those entanglements eventually dissolve themselves for being irrelevant.

    When we realise that the people who hurt us were very likely our former selves,
    most issues are a result of our own Karma of likely thousands of years,
    so don’t be surprised if it takes decades to solve them

    • after all this is fast in comparison of the time it took you to pile the issues on,

    and you are transforming hurtful misconceptions and therewith bettering the world.

    What we often perceive as a curse or as obstacles,
    may our souls way of spoon-feeding us the tasks to be resolved.

     
    • Amy 3:44 on 2018-08-05 Permalink | Reply

      Why is meditation touted as such a great thing for mental health when it has the potential to make you feel absolutely awful?

      Great article by the way.

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      • sitting bull 0:07 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you Amy,
        on my end communication is difficult right now, because I don’t get any notifications from wordpress and did not see yours for a while,
        and also, as I was typing a response to you and in the middle my computer crashed, so I had to start again. #mercuryRetrograde

        Your doubts regarding meditations are totally normal on the path of change, especially in our materialistic non-spiritual surrounding,
        and many people do resort to have contacts with people who condone ones needed comfort zone, just as regular drinkers do seek the company of other bar-visitors to get their absolution.

        On the other hand we also are drawn to get reaffirmations from fellow seekers, believers and practicioners, and then end up being a bit torn apart between our higher goals and lower needs.

        So I would recommend to you to observe really honestly if it is the meditation itself which does bring up the stuff, or whether your stuff is there lingering anyway and is merely brought to awareness by the meditation. I think it usually is a mix of both, because only the stuff which was there can be brought up.

        I myself do sometimes take a little break from meditating (except if I just did set up myself to do 40,90 or 120 days and thereafter restart fresh. Right now I am having one of those, and the interesting part is that I then see what did change and can observe further changes which still roll through me – but I don’t take breaks for too long, because Rudolf Steiner ones said that rhythm substitutes power just when riding a bike it is easier to keep going than stopping and starting again.

        In a way the answer to your question is very simple, because you somehow know that your soul longs for clarity and therewith a cleansing. It just sometimes can be overwhelming when you sweep your house and too much dust is brought up.
        I guess those are the times to “vent” a bit by bringing a bit of fresh air into your life by enjoying a bit of distraction like movies or doing things with your loved ones etc.

        What always brings me back to meditationis that if I don’t do it for a while I also observe that I get less cool, calm and collected.
        Meditation is a strange coin with two sides – on one hand it makes one serene, because one compresses issues into the morning-meditation-box,
        and on the other hand it does at the same time bring those issues up so one becomes more aware of them.

        But overall I myself don’t want to trade my clarity for the mainstram oblivion any longer, because I also see that this kind of dullness is what makes people controllable by them not seeing how they are dominated by other people – be it relatives or the tons of advertisors who fool our archetypal triggers into consumerism.

        Long story short: As long as you are honest to yourself your practice will regulate itself, because the insights you get from it will guide you.

        I hope this helps you to see and then follow your path.

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    • Amy 2:42 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

      So then why continue? I want to feel better NOW, not the hope of feeling better years from now which may not happen?

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      • sitting bull 5:49 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

        Yes Amy, since I totally can relate to this unbearable feeling, instead of a long answer, I wrote an article for you and anyone who also feels like you here:
        https://sodarshanchakrakriya.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/if-your-karma-seems-to-be-a-never-ending-pain/

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      • sitting bull 12:02 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        Actually, I just thought about your capital NOW, because a yoga teacher from India told me that he was inspired by Eckart Tolle’s “The power of now” book.
        Your comment is a brilliant example how we do carry our answers within our questions, because if there were an evolved master s/he probably would tell you to just observe this NOW you want to feel better in so that you get most out of it just as you get most out of a meal if you eat consciously.

        I think it is our ability to put aside personal dislikes in order to fully become aware of the NOW.
        #fakeItUntilYouMakeIt

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  • sitting bull 2:50 on 2018-07-31 Permalink | Reply
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    Keys to understanding the universe #3: hidden breathing techniques 

    First of all thanks to JV Avadhanulu for introducing me to Vivekanda and his wisdoms,
    and to David Cook for providing half of the content of this article.
    In the previous article the horizontal and lateral movements in our body were explained.
    and this article is based on those theories.

    Knowledge of spiritual principles is often used (by false Gurus) to impress spiritual beginners, but of no real use if it is not clear how to apply them.
    Since there is enough written on Zen, Qi Gong, Tai Qi, martial arts, dietary approaches and health advices, this article focusses on hidden and deeper principles which, when applied in combination and with perseverance, can facilitate an ultrafast growth towards an expanded mind.
    So here are instructions on how to implement those 2 principles in exercises,
    and the following instructions will then reveal another third secret:


    3a.) Practical application of the principle of up and down movements

    How how to descend and ascend the energy (as described in ancient texts) is brilliantly explained by Christopher Wallis in this following video:

    Note that in ancient Tantric and Kundalini texts the Kundalini is compared to a snake not due to it correlating to the spine, but to a coil (the sleeping position of a snake), which uncoils when the breathing exercise is done.

    The tremendous value of the Kundalini energy – not only for spiritual, but also physical wellbeing – can be seen even in the west today in the snake symbols which in old days suggested a holistic health.
    It’s ironic that this is the symbol  of the pharmacy – the branch of medicine which is least concerned with holistic health and which causes as much harm as benefits by patenting extracted chemicals and thereby ignoring the properties of the entire plant for the sake of greed.

    The Kundalini-snake-like pharmacy symbol much longer was known already as the Caduceus staff of Hermes Trismegistos as mentioned in the first article.


    3b.) The application of the principle of the middle path or neutrality
    the balance between extremes.

    In the Ginans, which are devotional hymns or poems recited by Shia Ismaili Muslims.
    One is mentioned on this site here, and another one sates:

    NAR NAKALA(N)K KEREE VAAT KOIK JAANNE RE
    When the breath arises from (in the state of enlightenment) 
    the region of the navel inside the body, perform rythmic 
    inhaling and exhaling of air which leads to spiritual joy and salvation.
     
    Friends through activation of the nerve (or force) channels inglaa,
    pinglaa and sukhmanaa focus your concentration and awareness; 
    this will kill all the desires of the (lower) mind.
     
    Consider the nerve curvature ('va(n)k naadd') as the true centre
    (between the two eye brows). Focus the vision of your two eyes
    (the moon and the sun) upon it regularly.
     
    If you maintain your awareness in this manner, then your ordinary 
    consciousness will burst into supra-consciousness (divinity). 
    When this happens you will feel the awareness of divinity in every 
    hair of your body and nobody can forget this.
    

    The last promise of supra-consciousness alone should be reason enough for any open minded person to pursue this path until succeeding in order to leave the pain of materialistic misconceptions behind.

    Just as in the Kabbalah, here we clearly also have the
    3 pilars: iglaa, pinglaa & sukhmanaa (the central one),
    and the dualistic sun & moon (yin& yang) aspect which are to be balanced.
    How this is exactly accomplished is written below:

    The left-right-center relationship

    There are several ways to practice yoga to accomplish that. One is an exercise called “the joyous mind”,
    and here is a great article explaining this 3-pillar relation to the body from a Hindu perspective:

    * The left pillar relating to the Ida Nadi (moon channel)
    * The middle pillar relating to the Shushumna Nadi (center channel)
    * And the right pillar relating to the Pingala Nadi (sun channel)

    This is the middle pillar which in islam is also called the sukhmanaa
    and in this article western medicine article is referred to the vagus nerve
    (but western medicine usually misses out the energetic and spiritual aspects)
    David Cook also added:

    In the introduction of the book “Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali” by BKS Ivengar, he talks about asanas (positions), actions and effects, “To advanced students, a teacher teaches a whole asana in relationship to what is happening in a single action. At this subtlest level, when we are able to observe … and adjust the flow of energy in ida, pingala, susumna (the three principal nadis, or energy channels) the macrocosmic order of nature is perceived in even the smallest aspects”.
    In the very extensive glossary at the back, nadis are described as “channels through which energy flows in the subtle body”, and goes on to list 17 other named channels besides these three we are speaking of. Susumna is also listed as the “Nadi which controls the central nervous system”.

    And whilst I was researching the different methods and going to other yoga-seminars for comparison, I found out a hidden and nowhere mentioned secret principle:


    3c.) The breath ratio of 1:4:2

    Kriya Yoga works with this breathing ratio, and Tantra which is much older than Yoga (and btw not primarily focussed on sex only); also stated in the Sharada Tilaka Tanta the 1:4:2 ratio:

    Inhale through the left nosril (concentrating on the left side of the spine) for 16 counts. Hold the breath for 64 counts guiding energy into the central channel of the spine (shushumna). Exhale through the right nostril for 32 counts.
    It states that this can be done with or without a mantra recited mentally.

    ( 16:64:32 does boil down to a ratio of 1:4:2 when reduced to its smallest denominator).

    Whilst Christopher Wallis did not mention this ratio in his video-speech above, he mentioned that the most important part is the one where the in-breath and outbreath meet – the holding of the breath, which is given the longest time in the 1:4:2 ratio.

    Many thanks go out to JV Adhanulu, who passed on this instruction from the Indian Yogi Vivekanda to me over a decade ago and therewith introduced me to Indian originals:

    Slowly fill the lungs with breath through the Ida, the left nostril, and at the same time concentrate the mind on the nerve current. You are, as it were, sending the nerve current down the spinal column, and striking violently on the last plexus, the basic lotus which is triangular in form, the seat of the Kundalini. Then hold the current there for some time. Imagine that you are slowly drawing that nerve current with the breath through the other side, the Pingala, then slowly throw it out through the right nostril. This you will find a little difficult to practise. The easiest way is to stop the right nostril with the thumb, and then slowly draw in the breath through the left; then close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger, and imagine that you are sending that current down, and striking the base of the Sushumna; then take the thumb off, and let the breath out through the right nostril. Next inhale slowly through that nostril, keeping the other closed by the forefinger, then close both, as before. […] Here it is well to begin with four seconds, and slowly increase. Draw in four seconds, hold in sixteen seconds, then throw out in eight seconds.
    This makes one Pranayama

    Vivekanda’s 4:16:8 breath ratio also boils both down to a 1:4:2 ratio.

    Why 1:4:2 ? It sounds counter-intuitive to breath out longer than to breath in, but here are some of the reasons:

    As mentioned in the last article: in the Kabblah the Sun is numerological seen as a one (the initial yang impulse) – “the word which was in the beginning”,
    and the moon as the receptive yin which reflects the suns light, hence a two,
    so the air is taken in one beat and breathed out in two beats.
    (Remember the Emerald Tablets: “The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.” So the breath in is an act of creation (sun), the wind carries it in its belly with 1 beat, the earth digests it there with 4 beats, and the reflective moon is its mother (hence 2 beats breath out).

    We also know that it usually takes much longer to digest the fast action which happened firsthand – hence a longer outbreath.

    The reason for the 4 beats of holding the energy in the neutral middle pillar has many reasons, one being that
    4 is also the path the path of the solar energy to our planet earth which takes the 4 steps: 1. Sun -> 2. Mercury ->  3. Venus-> 4. Earth/Moon.
    So the entire macrocosm is internalised into the own microcosm. (This is btw half of  the order how the energy moves throughout the day, so your setting yourself up for the day when doing this as an exercise)

    There is also a psychological fact by drawing down the divine impulse through our breath, and before in a contemplated way releasing it, holding it for double the time of a moon-reflection which :

    • 1 beat in-breath: something worldly happened (breath in)
    • holding the breath contemplation upon the worldly in-breath (2 beats)
      • then an echo of this reflective 2 beats, making it 4 beats holding the breath,
      • which then creates a reflection on the reflector:
        (who am I – the one who reflects ?) This is very important when the divine starts to merge with the self in self-realisation.
      • and the “echo” also has a meta effect and transforms the breather in the breathed one, or the “doer” into an effortless “be-er”.
    • 2 beats out-breath:
      I see both sides of that coin of contemplation, moving someone beyond dualism.

    Japanese people might have an inherent sense for this echo, because foreigners who learn their language often are recognised for not upholding the pause after the short yang exclamation-like Japanese sentences.

    In rhetoric there is also a dynamic of 1. thesis 2.synthesis and 3.antithesis, so the trinity of this breathing pattern affirms its validity on a subconscious level.

    This, by the way is the mathematics of the pyramid: 3 sides over a plane with 4 corners or sides, giving rise to the assumption that one of its functions is to harness and transform sun power -> hence the name “Pyra-mid” (fire in the middle). Medi-tation in combination with a prana-exercise to direct the fire to the central channel, does just that and therewith is an internal recreation of the pyramids – another indication that the mysteries of the universe can be solved from within.

    Image result for pyramid


    To sum it up (look at the Emerald Tablets from the last article):

    The breathing pattern goes through a path similar to the first astrological symbol of Aries (if that was overlaid over a body):

    1. beat: Breath enters through the left nostril … (the sun is its father)
    2. … (4 beats :the breath goes down to the belly see below) …
    3.               … the breath finally exits through the right nostril (2 beats mother moon).

    Image result for aries
    … 2. the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.” …
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    So the biggest transformative work happens when holding the breath for 4 beats (preferably in the belly), because it digests anything that happened and also reflects on our reaction to our digestion: hence it dissolves the aspect of literal “re-actions” and therewith Karma. Hence chanting also should be done out of the belly to be more effective.

    You may implement those breathing techniques in your spiritual practice to refine it.

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    • David Nolan Cook 17:27 on 2018-07-31 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Thilo, very well done!

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      • sitting bull 0:19 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

        thanks – I didn’t get a mail of your comment – maybe they changed something in worldpress.
        I have to check the website more regularly from now on.

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      • sitting bull 11:54 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        Ah and I totally forgot to thank you, David,
        because without your input
        this entire series and especially this article would not have even been written!

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    • jvavadhanulu 23:54 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

      What an original interpretation that is very convincingly put forward. Mind blowing!
      BTW, I don’t think that Yoga is later to Tantra. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga ” The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda”

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      • sitting bull 11:51 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        Ah ,thank you (also for your big compliment), JV.

        I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn, because I did create this blog not to teach others but to collect in realtime what I just found, so many ideas may need to ripen still.

        Some of my articles like the last one for example, display research from 2 decades, whilst this one is my fairly new conclusion, so I am grateful for you educating me.

        In a way it seems that there were parallel developments on earth which coincided like the mysticism of all religions which come to similar conclusions and which then overcome religious boundaries. The islamic as well as the christian exercises I mentioned in the blog seem also have lots in common with those techniques mentioned above.

        The fact that there were so many connections across remote cultures (like Shamanism) for example raise the question whether people in ancient times were able to either communicate telepathically or simply pic up stuff from the zeitgeist which could be called the Akasha.

        I am still puzzled and in awe of how such a wealth of elaborate knowledge of different kinds could have been accumulated in India when the rest of the world was still in darkness.

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      • sitting bull 11:57 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        And as I just did thank David, my grattitude also goes out to you, because it was you who kept me on the path of doing Yoga at times when western medicine damaged my back by wrongly operating it and when I just was about to give up on the hope of the Kundalini rising along the back it was you who told me that this is a total different energy which does bypass any of those material physical aspects.
        Plus you actually connected me to the gold of pranayama yoga, so a big thanks goes out to you.

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