jesus, depicted here in “the wedding feast”, is transcended, chilling at a wedding party. scholars have interpreted this painting’s message to be that all the material things (parties) are transient, while the true nature of God/Christ/spirituality is eternal.▲1 | reblog
Anonymous asked: Do you think partying and drinking makes the soul unhappy?
This is not a simple question to answer, because everyone’s soul is going to be ready for, and intend for different things in various incarnations. Generally speaking, the soul, which is an aspect of the Universal Consciousness/Creator, seeks only novel experience. The manifestation of a world of polarities; where desire for intoxication is chosen over spiritual bliss, is part of these potentials that have been set up in this current matrix.
That being said, in terms of spirituality, partying and drinking will never, in and of itself, lead you to true enlightenment. I would also put forth the notion that for 99.99%, if they people really became connected to their True Self (their uniqueness, heart’s desires, morals, beliefs, and resonating activities), they would not choose to distract themselves with becoming unconscious (i.e. drinking and acting under the influence), but rather a push towards consciousness, and working with awareness to manifest things that better themselves and those around them.
I suppose the idea of partying is tainted in our modern world, because it goes along with so many connotations. The associates we have with partying today definitely relate to ‘releasing’ stress. The paradigm that we exist in is very limiting, constricting, and stifling. People are not taught methods of relaxation, and or of obtaining spiritual insight. The accepted social norm to ‘letting off steam’ is use of drugs (alcohol). People also seem to seek sexual fulfillment through brief encounters while on their ‘night out’. These things are not ‘good’ or ‘bad’; they are experiences. But, in terms of evolution of consciousness, and the soul, I would say the will leave individual stagnant, or distracted from their true potential.
Interacting, communicating, or generally vibing (haha) with one another is good! It seems that this very organic need for communion has degenerated somewhat, into an union with losing consciousness (drinking, etc) rather than union with divine, together- through different means.
I may be getting off topic here… I hope some of my ideas are resonating. Again, there is no better or worse- saying that a house party with people snorting lines, is lesser than a Satsang, is spiritual egotism. It is all experience, it is all within the realm of polarity. I do believe that there are many ways to develop one’s soul, or to fulfill one’s ‘destiny’ (as in, the soul’s purpose for incarnation). I can’t say that purposefully diminishing one’s self through drug and alcohol use is beneficial, but at the same, in the complexity of the universe many incarnations may not be ready for the extend of enlightenment this go around. In this realm there must be some dark; those represent the potential for darkness, to reveal the light.
As you may move forward, transforming your behaviors, realigning your activities, and choices of what you consume (both physical, mentally, etc), respect others. You are them, they are you, we are all one. Those who are unconscious reveal to you what it means to be conscious
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aliestor crowley, infamous master occultist, openly used drugs such as cocaine and marijuana during black magic rituals. his influence is long lasting and strong permeating into modern society. authors and musicians, such as timothy leary expressed their admiration of his legacy. crowley’s well known phrase ‘do what thou wilt’ (shown above on a sweatshirt that jay-z is wearing) became a sort of popular idiom: “do your thing”, “do you”, etc.▲10 | reblog
the top picture is of jim morrison, collapsed at a concert. it’s reported that he at an ounce of hash and a dozen pills. jim believed that he was possessed by a spirit of a dead shaman, and also described satan coming into him back on venice beach when he originally wrote his best songs.
was it demonic spirits that lead jim morrison to spread a lifestyle of drinking and drug use as a sexy thing?▲2 | reblog
Anonymous asked: Are drugs a speed-up pathway to experience great meditation? ... Will a person who never smoked weed for example, have a slower time getting "In tune" with themselves, or drugs have nothing to do with it?
Drugs alone will not direct people to know their True Self because when under the influence, they will be getting ‘in tune’ with the substance, not exclusively themselves. I’m not saying at all that realizations or visions while intoxicated have no value, or purpose in regard to spiritual growth- I’m saying that at a certain point to know one’s truest Self, consciousness must not be influenced by anything external!
Various types of psychedelics, including marijuana can be sort of short-cut to the mystical experience, but not necessarily the meditative (still/one-pointed mind). Also keep in mind the things that occur while on drugs, do not necessarily integrate into your life as easily (when compared to the gradual spiritual practices), they can be overwhelming, and too much, too soon. For example, someone could go out of body while on LSD or DMT, but then have no skills or basis to be able to do it naturally. Furthermore, the premature trip could result in a negative experience, because their unconscious has not been purified. This could actually hinder growth, because it may impede their motivation to go further.
Although it is true that certain substances have been used by Shamans and Yogis for a very long time, the popularity in our culture, as well as the association of substances as a necessity for spirituality, or mind-expansion is no accident.
It is a fact that a group called the Theosophy Society set an agenda to introduce Eastern Spirituality to the Western world. Madame Blavatsky, the founder of this organization, is suspected to be a Luciferian. The influence of this organization was strong, and after the turn of the 20th century we began to see a rise in New Age activities.
The pinnacle of this trend seen in the 1960s. Various musicians (such as Jim Morrison) and authors/activists (such as Timothy Leary) introduced psychedelics to mainstream America. They encouraged young men and women to “turn on, tune in, and drop out”. There was a rise in use of drugs at this time. Many people thought that to expand this mind they must use LSD, because this is the only method they had been exposed to. Simultaneously, it is true that the spiritual movements were beginning. The Summer of Love came to a cataclysmic crash ending (with the death of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc). But still movement had introduced psychedelics, as well as associated it with spirituality.
So now adays marijuana and other drugs are much more popular, and definitely resonate with more ‘out there’ people, who may in fact be inclined to be connected spiritually. What the New Age has done is confused psychedelics, Yoga, meditation, the occult (dark and light), and other esoteric things in to a mish-mosh. This creates a very fractured tapestry, that is hard to follow. Most people who would be interested in spirituality end up entangled in very loose practices, that combine all different things, including drugs.
Now you may see that this can be dangerous! Combining drugs with spiritual practices, occultism, promiscuous sexuality can be detrimental. There are still paths that can be followed, where a clear framework is still set in place. But for the most part, Americans who lean towards spirituality are being mislead.
There are many different pathways to find one’s True Self. But, if you jumble various methods together all you get a mess! In the past, people who wanted to achieve enlightenment used what spiritual tools were available to their own culture. Now things are much different, and you have to choose a path. Drugs can open your mind, or rather alter your mind, but they would teach you the skills as to obtain this state with your own, internal power.
In this way, I would describe drugs as a temporary short-cut. Being that, their use can only allow you to obtain a mystical state for as long as their effects are lasting. Once ‘sober’ you are back to square one. Responsible use, in a introspective, serious way can lead to great insight, but it also comes with risks. After a certain point to obtain true Enlightenment, which is a pure, transcendent state of consciousness, there are no external things need; the power lies within you.▲7 | reblog
to anon who’s asking about the crystals. i’ve seen the question(s), and i have ideas about how to reply… just havent had the time to type it out yet.. it might be a while.
in the meantime… just chill… it’s not a huge deal- you can always reprogram crystals. just have good intentions with what you;re doing… if you’re not sure at all, just wait.
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pictured above is a book titled “dark secrets of the new age”, which i have not read. many of these books are extreme and written by intense christians who claim that all spiritual paths besides that of christ are false, and that their is a diabolical conspiracy to destroy christianity.
secondly, there is a picture of oprah who has been known to promote new age ideas heavily; such as the popular book ‘the secret’.
finally there is a picture of the rolling stones in wardrobe resembling that of black magic. the beatles are pictured displaying satanist hand signs. there is a lot you can read involving the beatles- john and george had spoken out about related topics before their deaths. in more modern times there is more explicit (watered-down) occultism. we see artists like ke$ha, whose debauchery and stupidity would be appalling a few decades ago, but not is acceptable material for young americans to consume. i think it is important for those seeking truth, inner peace, and understanding to navigate these issues, and know what is going on.
popular culture has been promoting occultism for many decades now. we see it coming into full bloom in our time. it is hard to differentiate bewteen the truth, light and love and the charlatans, and pawns of dark agendas.
this subject is very complex, and we will see what we uncover as things continue to evolve. i have been observing and thinking about this whole, intricate and vast trend for a few months now. it can be confusing, and troublesome. there is extremism on all sides of the metaphorical fence. discerning what the real truth is cannot be done easily. it seems spiritualism is being broken, fragmented, and the New Age is not something to believe blindly and lonely in! the nonchalant attitude of engaging in spiritual practices, and listening to music (which is a powerful means of indoctrination and hypnotism) that you are not sure what the intention is behind the creation of such media, is actually dangerous.
again, we will uncover this further, together, and with caution. let me know if any of you have any ideas on this topic, i would be glad to hear your observations and thoughts/opinion.▲6 | reblog
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about shows dedicated to debunking psychics? Does mainstream media & society purposely pick on the frauds as a means to discredit genuine spiritual ability? Do you feel real psychics wouldn't even seek public recognition or money?
Most things on national television, in regard to spirituality, will be somewhat bogus. I think you should keep in mind that there are many charlatans out there. Most psychics in America, do not have extraordinary powers- they’re often even amateurs, at best of astrology and Tarot reading.
The televisions shows are just trying to make entertainment out of the topic. Personally, I wouldn’t look at the writers and producers of the shows as having an agenda of any sort. I do think that society, in general, is very much manipulated to be polarized. You have the “New Age Freaks”, the “Science Geeks” and the “Regular Peeps” (haha). These shows are just portraying society- there really are a lot of frauds out there.
I do think that someone genuine spiritual ability wouldn’t be acceptable about mainstream television for various reasons. I do think think that there are certain agendas in place, by major corporations to have society believe that all spiritualism goes under the ‘New Age’, and therefore is associated with bogus, unrealistic, things- while ‘Science’ is an acceptable (religion-belief-system) truth.
So, I agree with you what you’re pointing out. I would summarize by saying that there is an agenda by major corporations (who own the television outlets) to marginalize all regions, and have this ‘New Age’ crap as the collective, mainstream association with spirituality. Being that, any sort of spirituality, mysticism, and so forth is subconsciously related to the bogus psychics they saw on T.V. (for example).
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go within, find the light, a source of infinite wisdom that is within your heart.▲20 | reblog
Anonymous asked: getting in touch with other spirits not in your physical reality?
It’s entirely possible in my opinion. I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. But to be clear I won’t give any suggestions on how to go about it. Generally speaking I would encourage people to focus on their own self-healing, integration, and evolution. I believe that seeking too much external influence is a bit of a distraction from what is more vital.
Although in the New Age community there is a lot of emphasis on Channeling and so forth, I believe that your Truth (that is unique to you) is within you, and is so important to discover. Rather than putting your attention and energy into seeking external entities, seek to understand your own! This internal search, healing, evolution is in turn an activation for the collective to thrive off of the holistic, completed consciousness you may achieve. In other words- once you have come to understand your own Truth, you can radiate that outwards!
Getting in touch with other spirits is not necessarily reliable, and again, may be a distraction from where the real, unique, inner Truth resides.▲2 | reblog
In ‘The Red Book’, published posthumously, Carl Jung depicts and describes his meetings with a spiritaul guide he called Philemon. He credits many of his advanced discoveries and theories, in regards to psychology, to his conversations with this internal source of wisdom. From this experience C.G. Jung developed a method of discovery, and inspiration, through internal dialogue that he called Active Imagination.▲6 | reblog
Anonymous asked: I go through periods of time when I close my eyes and I see people. I have taken this as a sign that I am going through a period of hightned awareness. What I question is if the people are actual spirits or if they are "dream people" in other words images from my subconscious
I very much encourage you to look at Carl Jung’s work in general. Specifically you may look at his practice of Active Imagination. Many people have written about this topic in modern language (easier to understand than Jung, himself). I recommend Arnold Mindell’s book ‘The Shamans Body’.
More than likely, these images, beings, figures, they represent aspects of your own Unconscious (deeper than just the Subconscious mind). Still, because they are not known to you consciously, there is much to learn from these ‘people’. The conversations you have with these beings are very helpful to making what is unconscious, conscious. Meaning that you can learn from this layer of your psyche- this very deep layer.
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The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.
[please click on this link to read more about HeartMath’s work] http://heartmath.co.uk/the-hearts-intuitive-intelligence-2/▲27 | reblog
Anonymous asked: Is there an alternative way to sense someone's energy besides auras? To know which people to stay away from. Would that be Intuition? Is there something a little deeper than intuition but not as complex as being able to see auras?
I would agree with you that the intuitive aspect of our psyche can definitely sense whether or not a person is okay to engage with. I would say that, more specifically, you could get in tune with the Intuitive Heart. That being how you feel, on a subtle level. Either way the mind’s intuition, the gut intuition, and the Heart’s intuition are similar (that being the heart as an energetic center, not just the physical heart).
In order to receive or truly hear the intuitive messages your mind, your intellect has to calm down a little. Constant thoughts of the mind won’t allow for the quiet voice of the intuition to sneak in! Meditation allows one to be more aware of thoughts, and subtle thoughts, emotions and intuitions. I recommend working with your awareness in seated meditation, as well as walking meditation and other mindfulness practices.
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