Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Lebens #1 : Reflektion, Kontemplation, Meditation

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Während das Leben für uns ein Mysterium ist, ist es hauptsächlich das Resultat vieler Faktoren – die meisten in tief unterbewussten Entscheidungen begründet, die wir vor langer Zeit gefällt haben – so tief, dass wir uns inzwischen einem Weltbild des “Schicksals” oder einer Hoffnung auf göttlichen “Gnade” einer externen Autorität verschrieben haben.

Man kann diese Änderungen der Persönlichkeit beobachten, wie man
* zuerst bewusst die Konsequenz zieht sein Verhalten zu ändern (was hunderte male hin und zurück gehen kann, bis es sich manifestiert), und
* dann, wenn die Entscheidung final ist, man etwas einfach unterbewusst tut, ohne überhaupt noch darüber zu sprechen.

Das kann eine Erleichterung von großen Lasten darstellen, aber wenn es in Bitterkeit geschieht, dann kann es Menschen zu körperlichen oder psychischen Pathologien treiben. Das ist, wie sich Charaktere bilden.

Charakterliche Veränderungen sind schwer bewusst zu erreichen, doch gibt es Möglichkeiten die Situation in die wir uns selbst hineinmanövriert haben zu entwirren;
und die unübersehbaren Ähnlichkeiten östlicher und westlicher Lehren zeigt, dass es Grundprinzipien gibt, die Jemanden aus der Misere seiner Ignoranz herausführen können.

Wenn man einen Eisberg anschaut, sieht man die Beziehung zwischen dem sichtbaren Bewusstsein oberhalb des Wassers …

… und den wesentlich größeren unsichtbaren Teil des Unterbewusstseins unter Wasser.
Also ist es klar, dass die Hauptaufgabe im Reich des Unterbewusstseins stattfinden.
(Schamanistische Reisen z.Bsp. führen einen meist zunächst durch einen Tauchgang in die Höhle des eigenen Selbst.)

Da alle Wege nach Rom führen, gibt es nicht nur den einen Pfad zur “einzigen Wahrheit”, sondern so viele Wahrheiten, wie es Menschen auf diesem Planeten gibt.

1.) Das Prinzip der Reflektion, Kontemplation und Meditation

Aktion ist das Yang Prinzip der Sonne:
Einfach zu scheinen und sprichwörtlich zu strahlen.
Reflektion hingegen ist das Yin Prinzip des Mondes: darüber zu reflektieren was geschehen ist. Das ist das Mittel der Therapie, und ein guter Therapeut ermögliche dem Patienten zu reflektieren,
um den Intellekt tiefer in das Reich der Kontemplation zu führen.

Ein Eremit wurde mal gefragt, warum er in Einsamkeit lebe,
aber anstatt zu antworten nahm er einen Stein, warf in in einen Brunnen, und fragte den Fragenden was er sehe.
Der Wanderer antwortete: “Ich sehe Wellen auf dem Wasser”;
und als sich die Wellen beruhigt hatten, fragte er den Wanderer nochmals, so dass der antwortete: “Ich sehe ein Spiegelbild meiner Selbst”.
Da antwortete der Eremit ihm: “So bald die Wellen des Geistes sich beruhigt haben, kannst Du Dich selbst sehen.
(Eine der wichtigsten altgriechischen Leitsätze ist: “Erkenne Dich selbst.”)

Während Reflektion eine passive Art ist,
ist Kontemplation eine gewählte Aktivität, um willentlich an einem Bestimmten Thema eine längere Weile dran zu bleiben.
Beide Wege funktionieren als Vermittler zwischen Bewusstsein und Unterbewusstsein, und beide Wege sind ineinander verschlungen,
weil man seine Gedanken nicht erzwingen, sondern eher anziehen kann, um dann darüber zu reflektieren.

Eine Behinderung einer guten Übersicht is der Tunnelblick, weshalb man um alle Sichten wahrnehmen zu können am Besten in der Mitte einer Kreuzung, und nicht in einer Gasse stehen sollte.

Medietas” heisst “in der Mitte” in Latein. Daher bedeutete das Wort “Medizin” ursprünglich die Rückführung auf die Gesundheit, wenn man in seinem Zentrum ist, und “Meditation” das Zentrieren des Selbst, um so viele Perspektiven wie möglich, und damit die Welt “wie sie ist” wahrzunehmen.

Das erklärt auch das Symbol des Kreuzes, was keinesfalls nur im Christentum verwendet wurde, sondern z.Bsp. auch bei Rosenkreuzern. Während das körperliche Zentrum der Bauch ist, wird es in anderen Richtungen als das Herz gesehen, was im alten Ägypten als “zweites Gehirn” angesehen wurde.

Gregg Braden setzt einen starken Wert auf die Herz-Hirn-Verbindung; und der Verlust davon ist die Wurzel der meisten internen und externen Leiden in dieser Welt.
Mitgefühl (wie es von den meisten Religionen propagiert wurde, bevor viele davon verkrusteten) ist eine gute Methode dies zurück zu erlangen,
und Buddhisten wie Thích_Nhất_Hạnh oder der Dalai Lama haben dies zu ihrer Priorität gemacht.

Für rationale Menschen ist Meditation oft das am wenigsten greifbare Konzept, so dass es ihnen für lange Zeit wie eine Zeitverschwendung vorkommt, weshalb es Anfängern meist als Entspannungsübung oder zur Selbststärkung propagiert wird, um mehr effizient zu erscheinen.
Während beides wahr ist, ist Meditation wesentlich mehr, denn es ist wie ein Sanktuarium, in dem interne Turbulenzen beruhigt werden, solange man nicht vom täglichen Leben aufgewühlt wird.

Der leichteste Weg zu Meditieren ist sich eine Minute hin zu setzen und den Atem zu beobachten, denn man kann sowohl bewusst, als auch unbewusst atmen, weshalb der Atem als Vermittler zwischen beiden Welten funktioniert.
Währenddessen kann man auch seine Gedanken einfach auslaufen lassen, indem man kein Öl mehr in die Flammen gießt, so dass Gedanken, die in Meditation aufkommen nicht weiter gefüttert werden, wie z.Bsp. der Gedanke an das spätere Einkaufen nicht durch eine ganze Einkaufsliste erweitert, sondern hinten an gestellt wird, so dass man sich wieder ganz dem jetzigen Moment widmen kann.

Bezüglich der Länge: Wenn Du Deine Meditationzeit (natürlich nur durchschnittlich) um nur 1 Sekunde mehr täglich vergrößerst, addiert es sich auf 7-8 Minuten im ersten Monat, 5-6 Minuten pro Woche im zweiten Monat, und während die Zeit zunimmt, wirst Du in eine regelmäßigere Vermittlungspraxis automatisch hineinwachsen, um zu viel nicht aufholen zu müssen, bis Du letzendlich alle zwei Monate eine Minute mehr täglich meditieren kannst.
Um solch komplizierten Berechnungen zu vermeiden, kann man im ersten Monat einfach so lange und oft man will meditieren,
im zweiten Monat versuchen, es wöchentlich zu tun,
und ab dem dritten Monat versuchen 2 Minuten täglich zu meditieren,
und ab dann alle folgende zwei Monate die Länge um 1 Minute erhöhen, bzw um 6 Minuten jedes Jahr zu verlängern.

Die leichteste Zeit, um zu meditieren, ist vor der Morgendämmerung – am zweit besten nach der Abend-dämmerung, und am Ungünstigsten in der Gesellschaft von Leuten zu meditieren die nicht meditieren.
Täglich ein bisschen zu meditieren ist wertvoller, als nur ab und zu viel zu machen, weil Dein Charakter dadurch durchweg abgestimmt wird.

Meditation, Kontemplation und Reflektion waren und werden intuitiv in natürlichen Kulturen praktiziert, wurden aber durch den Leistungsdruck unserer ersten Welt, ständig Gewinne zu maximieren (die dann gewöhnlich bloß als Entschädigungen für unser verlorenes ganzheitliches Glück dienen) marginalisiert.

< Einführungs Kapitel #0

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just a quick note for my subscribers

I have to apologise that I did promise multiple times to deliver my spiritual biography and did not deliver.

That was because it turned out to be much more complex to untangle the interwoven reasons for us to act and make decisions or conclusions.

Over the last 2 years I actually made several drafts and a few attempts to start but found out that each timeline is only capable of displaying a fraction of reality.

The urgency why I wanted to start to write down my life as soon as possible wass because the more I did meditate the more I literally saw it slipping through my fingers, because individual events at one point become so irrelevant, that they slowly descend so far, that first details, and later entire issues become forgotten.

I guess this is why really wise people don’t talk about their past much anymore – not to withhold information, but simply because by subduing their egotistical identification to “their own” life-story, they became oblivious to holding on to it.

Therefore I have to postpone my decision of what is relevant until the completion of this SCK-project in approximately 3 years.

Then I will write down all changes the meditation-yoga did cause for me and maybe find a concise way to have analysed better how a longterm dedication to meditation-yoga can untangle the twists of our mind which do lead to the common hypothesis that Karma would be unfathomable.

So far, all I can say is that the difference between therapy and meditation is, that therapy provides understanding and absolution which helps to resolve emotional attachments,
and in meditation, issues don’t get solved one by one, like pixels of a picture, but by stepping back, in order to see the entire picture, in which individual pixels at best lost their relevance.

The longer you meditate, the more you also see even entire pictures as pixels of an even larger picture

#karma, #meditation, #therapy, #yoga

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya: Meditation für Fokus und geistige Reinigung

Zitat von Yogi Bhajan:

“Hier ist eine Meditation, die mit Hilfe von Prana geistigen Müll aufräumt, und Klarheit schafft. Von allen 20 Arten Yoga, einschliesslich Kundalini Yoga, ist das das höchste Kriya. Dies ist eine sehr wirksame Meditation, um Reichtum zu erlangen. Sie wird Dir einen Neustart verschaffen. Es ist das einfachste Kriya, aber gleichzeitig eines der schwersten. Diese Übung schneidet durch alle Barrieren der psychotischen oder neurotischen Natur. Wenn sich eine Person in einem sehr schlechten Zustand befindet, werden extern angewandte Methoden nicht funktionieren. Der Druck muss von innen stimuliert werden.

Die Tragödie des Lebens ist, wenn das Unterbewusstsein Abfälle in das Bewusstsein entlädt. Dieses Kriya erweckt die Kundalini um Dir die notwendige Vitalität und Intuition zu geben, um die negativen Nebenwirkungen des Unterbewusstseins zu bekämpfen.

POSITION: Sitze mit einem geraden Rücken ( entweder mit gekreuzten Beinen oder in einem Stuhl mit den Füßen flach auf dem Boden ) Augen sind auf die Nasenspitze fokussiert, oder geschlossen, falls Dir das lieber ist.

MUDRA UND ATEM:
a) Blockiere den rechten Nasenflügel mit dem rechten Daumen. Atme langsam und tief durch den linken Nasenflügel ein und halte den Atem.
Chante im Geiste 16 mal ‘Wahe Guru”, und pumpe dazu den Nabel 3 mal mit jeder Repetition ( einmal bei “Waa”, einmal bei “Heh” und einmal bei “Guru”; insgesamt 48 Bauch-Anspannungen.
b) Löse den Finger vom rechten Nasenflügel und benutze den rechten Zeige- oder kleinen Finger, um das linke Nasenloch zu schließen. Atme langsam und tief durch das rechte Nasenloch aus. Setze die Übung genauso fort links einzuatmen und rechts auszuatmen.

BEENDEN: Inhaliere und halte die Luft für 5-10 Sekunden an. Ausatmen. Dann strecke und schüttle den Körper ungefähr eine Minute lang, um die Energie zu zirkulieren.

ZEIT: Empfohlene Länge für dieses Kriya (Übung) ist 31 oder 62 Minuten täglich.
Ideal ist es mit 31 Minuten anzufangen, aber Du kannst auch mit 11 Minuten anfangen un dann auf 31 Minuten aufbauen, dann 40, und letztendlich 62 Minuten.

  • Es gibt keine Zeit, keinen Platz, keinen Raum und keine Bedingung die mit dieser Meditation verknüpft sind.
    Jeder Müllhaufen benötigt seine eigene Zeit um gereinigt zu werden. Wenn Du Deinen eigenen Müll angehst, musst Du selbst schätzen; und ihn dann so schnell als Du kannst oder langsam, wie Du willst verarbeiten. Du musst entscheiden wie viel Zeit Du hast, um Deine eigene Müllhalde zu verarbeiten.

KOMMENTARE:
Wenn Du diese Meditation 62 Minuten lange machen kannsst, dann baue sie bis zu dem Punkt auf, an dem Du sie für 2 ½ Stunden täglich (1/10tel des Tages) machen kannst. Das gibt Dir dann ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi”, also die 9 edlen Tugenden und die 18 okkulten Kräfte. In diesen 27 gesamten Tugenden liegt das gesamte Universum.

Wenn für 2 1/2 Stunden täglich praktiziert, macht Dich diese Yoga-Übung zu einem perfekten Übermenschen. Sie reinigt Dein Unterbewusstsein und versorgt das menschliche Leben. Sie macht Dich extrem intuitiv. Sie führt alle 27 Facetten des Lebens zusammen und macht einen Menschen heilig, erfolgreich und qualifiziert. Diese Meditation erzeugt dazu auch pranische Kraft ( über den Atem). Dieses Kriya versagt niemals. Es gibt einem inneres Glück und bringt einen in einen Zustand der Ekstase im Leben.”

Hier gibt es noch weitere Informationen dazu

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Meditation games to counteract boredom

To bridge the gap I first offer a short explanation what Meditation is, and then give you some ideas for games which make it more fun to grow into it:

Ok, so we have the two kinds of people: The ones who propagate meditation and the ones who hate it.

The problem is that all Meditators convey is “do it”, which does not explain at all why we should sit around and ‘wait’ for the end.
To a real down to earth person meditation must justified seem like a total stupid waste of time without any hard graspable effects.

First of all, Meditation is not a mere waiting in the sense of sitting out the moment in order to ‘kill’ time.
(If it would be possible to kill time, we wouldn’t get bored, would we?)

Meditation is the process of putting a temporal fence around your monkey-mind or a round pen around your internal wild horse to calm it down.
Many try to force their horse to sit still within that fence, but that makes meditation a killer.
My first meditation teacher was such a guy and I ended dropping it altogether.

Then a much more wise and gentle vietnamese Buddhist monk told me:
“Simply let your mind run out, until it is exhausted and calms down itself”.

But how can you let your fire-horse-mind calm down?

By not putting oil into the flames of your constant flood of new ideas.
For example, if you are sitting in meditation and think: “I have to go shopping afterwards”, then pit that thought into your own virtual patient waiting room and simply say: I deal with it later – “next please!”.

I can give you an example how this doesn’t work, and then you know what not to do:
If you want to quiet your mind and I tell you “don’t think of a pink elephant!”, what does come into your mind? Of course a pink elephant. So don’t fight against specific issues, but let everything fade out naturally.

This, btw, is also the best way to deal with malevolent trolls: Don’t fight against them but as they say: “Don’t feed the trolls!”, (especially not the worst ones, which are the ones within your own mind.)

There is a huge resistance in you not wanting to face the moment and that tricks you into solving worldly important issues, such as “if I have to go shopping later, what will my shopping list be?”. This is how you put oil into the flame

A nice way is to remember your self-worth:
That you are just having a few “Me-only”-minutes and shouldn’t spoil them with your shopping list.
Remember: What is more important, the divine you or the shopping?
The shopping should serve you, and not you the shopping list.

Most people don’t treat themselves with the dignity they deserve, but do it for their lover. So simply remember: Would you treat someone you deeply love and only see for 15 minutes before flying of for the rest of the day with non-attention? And would you like to be treated this way? So give to your divine self what it deserves!

As a rule of thumb for the length: Consider when you first learned and practiced meditation. From that day on add a virtual second to each next day, meaning after a year you should be able to meditate 6 minutes, after two years 12 minutes and after a decade it could be possible for you to meditate for an entire hour (but you don’t have to – rather do 15 minutes than none).
(Of course you will have breaks in between, but this is a guidline, which time-length to get back to, once you stopped it for a while.)

It is btw more effective to do every day 10 minutes than once a week 70 minutes, because your mind does not have to rest as your body does but needs daily vitamins of your medi.

But then there still is the dreadful time-length 😮

This is a bummer, because there is only so much patience, before your inner monkey gains consciousness again and starts rebelling.

Ways to train your animal-mind to become patient, is to feed it intermittently with little rewards by honouring its limits.
One reward is to know how much you did accomplish yet, so you can set yourself two timers: one for your fiery monkey, and one for your goal.

Let’s say you have 5 minutes patience but want to train yourself up to 20 minutes, so what you do is to set yourself a timer for 20 minutes and one for 5 minutes. And then start them both simultaneously at the begin of your mediation.

After 5 minutes the first alarm goes of and you may end your meditation then. And if you had a good day and were surprised about time flying by, then, sit a little bit longer, and as soon as you get impatient, quit and look at your second 20 minute timer to remember how many minutes you did manage to meditate altogether.

If you found it easy 3 times in a row to do 5 minutes, then increase that timer to 6 minutes and see how things go from there. You get the picture.

If you ask about what kind of meditation is best for you,
simply choose the one you feel drawn to
(whether it is because it is fun or because you respect it most).
Over the years your approach will change automatically.

The most important step in the beginning is only to put a foot into the door of spirituality.

Another question is:
Am I allowed to look at the timer to see how much suffering I still have ahead of myself?

My recommendation is: Put that timer out of sight (like turning it around), because if it is in front of your eyes, as soon as you open them, you inevitably will have seen the remaining time, which you probably did not intent to.

Then when you really want to know the time, first estimate how many minutes you did sit already, or how many you estimate to be left.
This might take a while in itself but is a great exercise for your temporal intuition. Always estimate the time before looking at the clock, because this way you create your reality, else you get the feeling of leaving it up to fate.

Initially you want to check often how much time passed,
but there comes a time when you want to see it only as late as possible,
because you learned, that if you looked to early, you only got frustrated about having so much time left to meditate.

Another aspect is denial of this moment:

It is amazing how many ways we come up with to suddenly make our minds busy – from calculating things, over worrying up to excited plans of the future. But ultimately you will realise that all those issues are prosponable and actually best to be solved straight after meditation, because you did prepare your mind to focus.

So enjoy the time afterwards and simply hang around – it is usually the best time in which you get the most ideas and insights. And don’t let any non-meditator force you straight into immediate action, because you deserve your contemplation-time – just consider it to be a (most pleasant) part (and reward) of meditation.

#length, #meditation, #time

OMG (Om, I, God) – the better half

The god-experiment part 2

In part 1 I told you about the horizontal intellectual axis between
Atheist / Agnostic <——————– vs —————–> orthodox Believer

To explore the vertical intuitive Axis (which I will explain at the end),
I seriously dedicated myself to the nebulous ‘divine’ (for 4 months now and ongoing)
as described by an Iranian mystic of the 13th century;
to explore the subject in the most global and versatile way possible:

  1. Putting god to a critical test from an Agnostic point of assuming nothing,
  2. following Gnosticism, which originated in Hellenistic Judaism
  3. inspired by an Islamic account of 9 months divine experience
  4. I used wisdoms I found in the Sikh ‘bible’ Siri Guru Granth Sahib,
  5. which is based on a combination of Hindu yoga techniques, such as prana yoga or Jalandhala Bhanda,
    implements a Bhakti tradition of worshipping the divine,
  6. and comes close to the Christian Jesus prayer,
  7. with a the Buddhist state of mind of non-attachment and exploring the absolute.

I did this by the means of a yoga-prayer-meditation, called Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.
Let’s first continue from part 1-3 on our journey through religions.

4. the Eastern intuitive path

The reason why ever more Westerners loose their faith in traditional religions and turn towards Eastern wisdoms, is that the Abrahamic religions lost their touch to spirituality and therewith merely offer the comfort of holding on to a straw of hope of being saved out of the misery of their suffering due to ignorance.

In India there was never a need for such a power struggle, between one or many gods, because from the beginning,
their broad range of believes, wisdoms and philosophies, allowed for thousands of deities, which do serve as manifestations of individual worship-needs or character trades, whilst above it all an unfathomable abstract higher intelligence called the OM was recognised .
Since Westerners couldn’t grasp that versatility, the British did put all directions, which did tolerate and embrace each other, into the box of one religion they called Hinduism.

Meanwhile in China:
Around the 4th century BC Daoism emerged, which taught Yin & Yang, and with a rich wealth in non-religious understandings of the universe, such as the Tao Te Ching, the fortune telling principles of the universe I Ching (which goes back to 1000 BC), and the medical Texts Neijing and Nanjing which are the foundations of traditional Chinese Medicine.

So Chinese culture proves that religion is not a necessity for our spiritual evolution.

5. Mysticism vs faith

Whilst in mainstream religions, the dogma of faith is usually a prerequisite of any bliss thereafter, the destruction of our intuitive faith, as described beforehand lead to secularisation, and its value being totally turned around:
Before the Age of Reason, which ironically is called ‘Age of Enlightenment’; intuitive ‘knowledge’ did take predominance over objective rationality. Since then objectivity is taken as a guaranty for truth.

Whilst this seems to be a progress, it came at a loss of the contact with our subconsciousness with detrimental effects:

The marginalisation of faith into the realm a subjectivism, which is overwritten by objective science led to a twist of the terminologies “faith” and “knowledge“.
Everything that we think to know by the means of science requires a believe in machines like micro- and telescopes, which we have to rely on for our knowledge of the micro- and macrocosm.

You may have just skipped over that sentence, but hold on and think for a second: What do you really KNOW and what do you BELIEVE? You might be surprised.
Nearly all scientific experiments (the ones which rely on machines), do require our belief in the accuracy of the correct display by those gadgets. So we believe in what our gadgets tell us, but don’t know our gut-feelings anymore.

The conspiracy theory about a flat-earth is a perfect example of the subconscious fight of scientific knowledge vs own intuition.
People lost contact with their own sense of reality , but also don’t trust the scientific dogmas anymore. So their egos rather create conspiracies, then admitting to themselves that they are simply lost and have to find new ways to reconnect to their self as well as to conduct science.

Another example of the loss in intuition is our chronological interpretation of time, which first was propagated on the clocks of church-towers. Whilst the division of time is practical, useful and today essential;
time, before clocks existed, did hot have today’s quantitative connotation, but was seen for its quality as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ time and allowed to for the spiritual virtue of being ‘in the here and now’.
(Astrology, for example, is the science about the quality of time).

You can make an experiment and listen to contemplative music whilst looking at the time display – and then hide the display and continue listening. You then can sense time differently.
Here is a suitable song I once composed, which you can use for it:
(best listen with headphones or base-speakers)
Whilst it plays, keep moving your mouse over the video, then let go of your mouse and as the timeline disappears keep listening how the music affects you in a non-linear fashion. You can repeat this a few times over the duration of this song.

The Chinese Buddhist Huangbo Xiang from the 8th century did sum the difference between intellectual and intuitive understanding of ‘the divine’, which he did call ‘the absolute’ up brilliantly:

The substance of the absolute is inwardly, like wood or stone, in that it is motionless,
and outwardly like the void, in that, it is without bounds or obstructions.

It is neither subjective, nor objective, has no specific location, is formless and can not vanish.

Those who hasten towards it, dare not enter, fearing to hurdle down through the void, with nothing to cling to, or to stay their fall,
so they look to the brink in retreat.

This refers to all those who seek such a goal through cognition.

Thus – those who seek the goal through cognition are the many, [like hair on a cow]
while those, who obtain intuitive knowledge of the way are the few. [like horns on a bull]


And finally now I get to let you know how the non-intellectual mystical approach towards god did so far manifest for me:

In the entire 2.5 hours I sat, on average I usually only managed to fully focus for one tiny minute on this unfathomable abstract of god, which Sikhs call “Waheguru”.

First I clinged on focussing on the word “Waheguru”, and after 3 months, when my impatient refusal to focus on this (nearly annoying, because ungraspable) subject slowly dissipated, I started to be immersed in temporary fields of focus,
and after 4 months I sometimes descended into a state of trance which goes down the rabbit hole in different layers:

  1. Visual:
    Random archetypal images sometimes pop up (something spiritual beginners know from taking hallucinogenic drugs, or non-drug takers know from when not having slept up to the point of being severely over-tired).
    But the difference is that those are the same effects without dissolving my self, meaning that I am not prone to fate, carrying me wherever my subconscious just floats.
  2. Kinaesthetic:
    Deeper is the level in which I sense my electromagnetic energy-field expanding. You can imagine this field like your aura getting bigger. This has some mystical quality beyond intellectual morality. A neutrality which can be described in a dark way like Dracula or the Lord of the Ring at night in a castle surrounded by dragons, or in a light way as the majestetic serenity of huge angels (who often in the bible had to greet people with ‘fear not!’).
  3. Auditory:
    Thinking “Waheguru” for me is usually like hearing it in my brain. Only once within 25 years, I literally heared it out of my belly, meaning that my consciousness was literally centered.
  4. My eyes start to focus automatically towards the tip of the nose, which made me realise that the mention in the description of the Kriya were not meant as an instruction but as a description of the effect it has.
  5. The grainy picture you see when you simply close your eyes also gave a sense of an energy field surrounding me, like being in the midst of the vast universe of stars – at times the part in front of my eyes became brighter, either grey, white or blueish.
  6. Then a state of bliss and majestic serenity, occurs –
    yet again it can be compared to the relaxing aspect of smoking weed, but without that stupefying and numbing part.
    After experiencing it, I understood why highly spiritual evolved people don’t want to destroy that by engaging with others, whether to impress, nor to argue with them.
  7. Once I gave up an issue, to be solved by ‘the divine’. And due to letting this go, and allowing for literal “in-spiration”, this universal energy-field started to flow into instead of out from me and I realised that the expanding of my own aura in the previous points still was attached to an egocentric perspective of the world.
    I then learned why ‘the ego’ is shunned as a hinderance on the spiritual path.
  8. Other effects I felt was for example that my face somehow is much older than my body (and I am talking lifetimes here, not years).
  9. Longterm effects are:
    that over the years it took me to build up this exercise, I seem to have matured by one year within one month, so it corrected many discrepancies in me, which you can see in many people who are partly great and partly like a child.
  10. Overall there comes a deeper intuitive understanding of people which leads in a preventive course-correction before they even realise that I was on the way to annoy them.

Considering that those were fruits of just having been able to focus for one minute – imagine what can be possible to the ones who manage to focus throughout an entire session!

The similarity between the drug and the mystical experiences made me aware that (illegal as well as legal) drugs are only needed by the rigid minds who cling to their books and rules.
Think about it: The word “ad-diction” translates from Latin to “cling onto words”.
In German addiction means “Sucht“, which translated back into English as “seeking”.
So addictives actually often are people with a high spiritual potential who simply seek for something, their soul longs for, but society did not offer them yet.

I got a glimpse that as soon as someone manages to totally open up oneself for all the Qi, Prana, or energy literally miracles may happen.


However – the difficulty to accomplish that, is that we first have to ridden ourselves from any kind of egotistical self-definition, something I did work on for 25 years and just reach the brink of sensing that there is something beyond.

And the dilemma is that once we do open ourselves up for the universe,
all previously hidden worldly entanglements float in first.
So don’t expect results for quite a while – it could be decades to work through it;

But then again – at the same time, it only takes a minute of pure focus to really dive into a glimpse of an entire world which can be expected afterwards. The hearing ‘Waheguru’ from my belly was an experience within the very first month after just having accomplished to do the Kriya properly.

Even though I never had this experience anymore, this glimpse of clarity did show me that I am on the right path, and kept me going for more the remaining time of my life.

So my conclusion is that you can’t actively force to find god,
you can only allow the divine to flow right through you.

Is obvious to us that a group works best, if some small part does not take on a life of its own – whether it is a member of a community or some cells in your body. So the first step to empty oneself for the overall energy flowing in, out and through.
But that does by no means that you shan’t have the ambitions to be special, because every organ is unique and even must be it.
To bring this contradiction (of allowing to merge with the absolute versus living out your own life) together,
think of each organ needing the blood which flows through the entire body, whilst at the same time has to fulfil its own, and only its very own function – not the one of anyone else.

As promised, I close this article by telling you the difference between the intellectual horizontal,
and the intuitive vertical axis: If you take the A from ‘Agonisticism’, and the ‘v’ from ‘Believer’ as Arrows, to turn the axis like a dial clockwise, you end up with a new axis, …


Agnostic <———————- vs ———————-> orthodox Believer

… a second axis, which is not believers against non-believers anymore, but “experiencers” vs people who in latin are ‘at the word‘ (of their bibles) {as mentioned above = “ad-dicts”}.

G
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KNOW
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AGNOSTIC <—————————-||————————-> GOD (Believe)
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OMG (Om, I, God)

The god-experiment

From birth on we are conditioned into belief systems and believe to knowthe ultimate truth“, assuming that all generations beforehand were fools. Yet the fact is that believes did change throughout history, so much even, that they did turn around not only by 180°, but that even multiple times.

Most humans do get their own beliefs strengthened when being affirmed by others.
In one way this is good, because fine-tuning ones own beliefs protects us from becoming deranged;
on the other hand, however, this often leads to believers wanting to strengthen their community by proselytising others, which in the end leads to an ever growing emotional resistance from either members of another faith or atheists.

This article deals with the horizontal Axis of
Atheists < ————————- vs ———————> Believers in a personified God

and therewith is a crossover post of two other series:
1.) It is part 5 of the series: Keys to understanding the universe and connects straight to part 2: up, down, left and right,
2.) And it is a continuation on the series about Religion.

Instead of joining the countless, endless and useless ping-pong games of throwing back and forth individual opinions;
I decided to approach this subject in a scientific way,
starting from an agnostic point of not knowing whether god exists, and not accepting the circular reasoning of referring to a single religious book, in order not to favour any direction.

In this article you will find an intellectual exploration of the evolution of monotheism,
and in order to look at the issues from all angles,
and in the next article I will deal with the intuitive part of the divne,
and will observe the vertical axis between material vs spiritual consciousness .

It took me an entire year to find an objective approach for this subjective matter.

1.) the oneness in the womb.

a.) The internal (esoteric) view correlating to the nervous system

The history of religion shows that the first indices of religion were burial sites, which are an homage to “mother earth” and the internal self.

There was Eru, the one are the first words of Tolkien’s the Silmarillion – the book which introduces the entire mythology of the Lord of the Rings.
In the womb, initially everything is one,
because there is no separation from the external world and the self.
Bible: Genesis 1:2: “the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters“.

“Man was created from clay”

A shared view amongst Greek, Sumerian, Egyption, Hindu, Norse, Native American, African mythologies and contemporary superhero stories, such as Wonder Woman.

b.) The external (exoteric) view

Correlating to amniotic fluid is the scientific theory of the Soviet biologist Alexander Oparin from 1924 who proposed the theory of the primordial chemical carbon- based solution, which was triggered by an external energy source to form life.

So human kind’s very first experience which shaped our deep instinct, is that there is a oneness which is larger than our body-self-perception.

2.) The Sun

After birth the senses, such as the eyes and ears evolve.

Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”
John 1:3 “In the beginning was the Word”

Two Bible-quotes shared by all 3 abrahamic religions: Jews, Christians, and Muslims

The first impression usually is the strongest, so it is no surprise that when the first external influence enters our life it replaces our previous but undefined sense of self with an appreciation for the first reference point in our lifes.
You only can define a size if you have at least two reference points, so whilst life in the womb was totally holistic, now came the time when we started to be able to perceive ourselves.

Brahma: “let me have a self”

Hinduism

The most predominant external energy source to the earth obviously is the sun. This is how the atheistic as well as the religious views come together:

Ancient enlightened Indians, called Rishis, did since a long time perceive the influence of the sun. When western people still were savages, they already knew that the sun was the source of the light of the moon, and the Sanskrit language already had time units which range from durations as small as the duration of light rays up to the vastness of the age of our universe.

From there the teachings spread on one hand to Egypt in the form of the Sungod Ra

Ra – Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (2494 to 2345 BCE) 

… to the Iranian Zoreaster (also known as Zarathustra) – the founder of Zoroastrianism, a monotheistic religion from the 6th century BCE.

Fare-e-Kiani is a symbol which represent a guardian angel called Fravashi

… which obviously has some links to Egyptian symbology

Around 2000 BC (long before the Christian cross existed), sun crosses emerged in Europe, during the Neolithic to Bronze Age periods.

In the foremost sun-cross you can see how this evolved into the astrological sun symbol ☉

Astrology btw is not the superficial future-telling pseudoscience it is made out to be in woman’s magazines, but the reflection of the elaborate ancient greek descriptions of the human personality by the means of deities, such as Mars for warlike energies or Venus for love.

astrological symbol of the sun ^

This 3 minute video shows that there was such a vast knowledge about astronomy,
that many are convinced that higher evolved civilisations were in contact with ours.

Regardless of whether those were aliens or humans: the existence of so much ancient knowledge does marginalise the version of a unique creator god to a mere option only.

So how did humankind jump from a profound understanding of the universe to a version of “the one and only” god?

3. The western personification of god

The main reason why atheists cringe at the word “god” is because of the attached dogma of one being a ‘sinner’ who only is saved by salvation of a higher authority one has to belief in and be subservient to.
This dogma, however is by no means as ancient as we are made to believe.

My personal view is that planet earth, like our body,
has a conscious and subconscious part,
the former correlating to the north-west and the latter to the south-east.
So whilst the East did approach this subject by subscribing to intuitive experiences of wise people;
in the West, intellectual dogmata became predominant:

This is maybe why spirituality intuitively was understood in the South-East, whilst in the North-West it had to undergo a myriad of god concepts and misunderstandings.

The decline of Western strength and intuition

In the past, westerners also intuitive knew what was right and wrong.
They feared not to act upon their values, and their faith of the afterlife, which was as strong as knowledge made them not fear of death.

Old western religions initially had a very good intuition for gender roles, the place of when to use female yin and male yang, and a clear sense for justice.

Our natural intuition was forcefully replaced by the means of religious wars with the dogma of one personified higher force, designed to cultivate an obedience towards authoritative institutions in order to guarantee devotees.

Up to this day witchcraft, magic and paganism are shunned by Christianity and Islam, and western spirituality is marginalised into the corner of occultism – a word, which to mainstreamers equals ‘darkness’, whilst the true meaning of the word means ‘hidden’ (as you can see in the medical term ‘occult blood‘.


The western spiritual traditions and secret orders:

Since occultism nowadays is marginalised into secrecy,
here is a 1-paragraph-summary of this incredible vast subject:

Most Western paths stem from the tradition of the believe in the sun as mentioned above, which was re-cultivated by the pharao Akhenaten – as the name implies “the prayer to the sun (Athon).

From here many mystery schools, such as the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, emerged,
and out of them mixtures, such as the Ordo Templis Orientis arouse,
which bright spirits, such as Rudolf Steiner, but also dubious ones, such as the black magician Alestair Crowley, or the founder of Scientology Ron Hubbard were members of.
Helena Blavatski together with Steiner created a synthesis of Eastern and Western knowledge, the Theosophic society.

My personal experiences:
The most spiritual orders are A.M.O.R.C and the Servants of the light,
And people who don’t like orders may read Steiner, who held very unique speeches about spirituality.

Freemasonry with its men-only-policy is antiquated,
and it’s old boys network ethically dubious for distorting fair chances for non members by giving theirs significant advantages.
Crowley (who was very spiritual advanced and versatile) and Hubbard, both unfortunately descended into egotism – Scientology’s book ‘Dianetics‘ is nothing more than a fashionable conglomeration of OTO-knowledge.

The question now is why and how the occult holistic understanding of a monotheism, directed at the sun was turned towards a personified god.

The following 25 minute video excerpt explains how mankind’s planetary wisdom was perverted into a humanised version of a creator god:

Due to our contemporary subscription to merely worldly values, people nowadays are afraid to loose material values, such as their possessions or their body – both values which are limited to this life only.

The fear of death did evolve into society which at first seems to protect the weak,
but in the longterm is full of pathological norms which allow for devious but spineless lawyers, politicians, and business people to dominate strong and authentic warriors.

True male powers, such as a courage to stand up for ones’ opinion today are replaced with cowardice hiding behind political correctness, female virtues such as poise, dignity or serenity are channeled into a destructive feminism, which is more concerned in copying and accusing men, than to shine as a true woman, and our access to god(s) is degraded into empty rituals performed by self-declared authorities.

To finish part 1, I leave you with a fascinating rarely known Western version of human evolution:

part 2 can be found here>

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a disclaimer in regards to my upcoming subjectivity

I find it quite difficult to write an autobiography which on one hand is meant to reconstruct the evolutions of the mind and on the other hand tries to be as chronologically as possible, because our conclusions do come in threats of themes which we later reconstruct to make sense to us.

So in order to give each article a meaning I want to come up with a hindsight conclusion, despite the fact that at the time I did not have those which caused me to repeat those lessons multiple times but please bear in mind that those are usually not the last conclusions or insights I had.

Because I want to reconstruct the internal process of ones psychological evolution I did not post them yet but decided to first post more of the impressions I got whilst I was growing up.

As you know a child does not instantly analyse, but just take in experiences which later they form conclusions which much later turn into higher insights.

So for the sake of walking with you through this internal process you will first read personal stuff about my life which to a large extend might be insignificant for you who is on a different path, and at times nervewrecking repetitive for you,
but that is to show how slow the mere path of following ones Karma works and how the mind has to slowly walk through ones life backwards by the means of self-reflection, contemplation and meditation to “detangle” the tremendous emotional entanglements which did pile on tons of misconceptions on us.

Therefore, whenever you read something you disagree with – please understand that those are mere steps on a path, which at later stages bears deep inner changes and a broader understanding of many sides.

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