• 29Mar

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  • 29Mar

    By Lapis LinksCureZone Blog
    Note: Original article edited for formatting and clarity

    AWAKENING I:

    Please read all of the following;

    If you wish to perform this exercise, you need to understand what you will be doing. It is important to follow the instructions as this is somewhat advanced:

    The Third Eye is directly related to the 6th chakra — the psychic chakra, located on the middle of the forehead above the brows. It is closely associated with the “pineal” gland. The pineal gland is dormant in most people, as is the true Third Eye.

    French Philosopher Rene Descartes believed the pineal gland to be “the seat of the soul” where mind and body met.

    In the average person, the pineal gland is atrophied, [calcified] and dormant. The following exercise will change that.

    Please read this thoroughly, as much of the exercises I write of are very advanced and can cause problems if one does not do them correctly.

    The pineal gland is like a pea in size; like a shriveled raisin in most people where it remains dormant.

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    Opening the pineal gland/3rd eye:

    This is done with a specific tone and chant. You only need to do this exercise for 3 days, afterwards, it is permanent.

    The mantra to be used is “Thoh,” pronounced “TOE.”

    It must be within the correct vibration.

    Not deep, not high pitched, inbetween, like alto range.

    You will feel it when you hit the correct tone. So play around and don’t second guess yourself. When you think you’ve got it, you probably do.

    1. Sit with your back straight.

    2. Breathe in through your nose and hold your breath as long as is comfortable.
    Open your jaws so there is a small space between your top and bottom teeth.
    Place the tip of your tongue between the space of your slightly parted teeth.

    3. Put a very light pressure onto the tongue with your teeth.
    This is like the same process of saying the “TH” part of the English word “the.”
    Once your tongue is in position, release your breath slowly through your mouth, saying T-H-H-O-H-H in one long exhale.

    Say the word one time per exhale. Your tongue will be vibrating between your teeth.
    You should feel the air moving past your tongue and teeth.

    If this technique is done properly, you will feel a pressure or sensation in your jaw and cheeks. The tone will also vibrate in your third eye.

    It may take a few seconds to adjust this, don’t worry, just keep going.
    4. Do the above 5 times in a row.

    5. It is very important the above exercise be done for 3 consecutive days, 24 hours apart. Then it is a done deal.

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

    1. One of the first experiences is a headache or pressure in the center of the forehead. This sensation may also feel like it is originating from within, usually an inch or more beneath the surface of the forehead. This is a positive indication the pineal gland is awakening and beginning to function in a healthy manner.

    *Some people can experience a migrane lasting several hours, so to be safe it is recommended that you try this in the evening when you do not have work to do. The severity of the side effects will depend on how atrophied/calcified your pineal gland is to begin with.

    2. After the occurence of headache or pressure in the forehead, you may wake up one morning with a throbbing or tingling sensation in your forehead; it may feel like a goosebump.

    The feeling may be very intense, like something is there. The sensation of pulsing or throbbing will continue throughout the day, and you may “hear” sounds coming from within your head, such as light popping or crackling sensations.

    These are the final phisiological events you may experience after opening up your third eye.
    It indicates your pineal gland is awakened, functioning and alive.
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    PSYCHIC EFFECTS:
    You may experience any or all of these to varying degrees:

     

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    • Faster, easier learning and retention
    • Marked increase in intuition
    • Increased creativity
    • Psychic gifts develop and become markedly stronger, along with more developed ability to see or sense human auras
    • Clairvoyance (psychic vision) opens up
    • Clairaudience (psychic hearing) opens up
    • Clairsentience (psychic feeling/touching) opens up

    This is a very powerful exercise, and as with all powerful practices, your body may go through discomfort in order to adapt.

    CLN Editor’s Note: I have taken considerable steps over the past few years to awaken and decalcify my pineal gland, and as such, I experienced no side effects other than an intense but not-uncomfortable feeling of pressure in my forehead and third eye that was just shy of a headache. So not everyone will experience side effects. 
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    AWAKENING II

    In order for this to work properly, you must have already performed the Awakening I exercise.
    I included this above for those who are new.

    It is very important to wait for 10-14 days following Awakening I, before you go onto Awakening II, otherwise the exercises won’t be effective. Your body needs time to adapt and get the energy flow going.
    This exercise is completely euphoric and intensley pleasurable. Unlike Awakening I, this should be done once a week, and given the blissful effects that are lasting when done correctly, most people will enjoy doing so.
    Breath in deeply and hold your breath for a count of five.

    Repeat this three times.

    This helps you to be relaxed and focused.

    Now focus all of your attention upon your third eye.

    You should begin to feel a sensation similar to the effects of the Awakening I exercise — a slight pressure or awareness of the spot of your third eye.

    Now, take a deep breath as you did for the Awakening I exercise.

    Hold it for as long as comfortable  — do not push this —  and release your breath, vibrating the word “MAY.” This is pronounced like the English language word for the month of May.

    It should all come out at one time- M-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ay, gradually and slowly.
    It is ok to adjust your pitch. The tone should be alto.

    Breath in again, and repeat this five times.

    You need to hit a certain pitch. You will know when you do, for you will feel this in your head. Do the best you can.

    Now, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:

    When vibrating the word “MAY,” feel the energy going into your head,
    first into your third eye area, then into the middle of your brain, and then to the top of your head where your crown chakra is located.

    REMEMBER: Concentrate on your forehead (third eye area), then the middle of your brain and finally the top of your head.

    This is done for the duration of each chant.
    1. Breath in.
    2. Begin to exhale, vibrating “MAY.”
    3. Concentrate on your third eye.
    4. Concentrate on the middle of your brain.
    5. Concentrate on the top of your head and finish exhaling the vibration.
    Repeat four more times.

    The effects of this exercise are extremely pleasurable.

    A feeling of lightnesss can occur immediately following the exercise.

    Some people may feel energy or tingling inside their heads, or completely covering their heads; a slight presure in the crown area and intense euphoria is also common.

    The blissful state can occur hours and even days later.

    This will eventually become permanent and will greatly assist in void meditation, clairvoyance, and the development of other psychic and paranormal senses.

    Story via +Conscious Life News CLN Editor’s Note: I tried the Awakening I exercise last night, honestly not expecting much. But wow does this work. About three minutes after completing the exercise, my forehead began to tingle, and suddenly I felt a rapid sense of expansion in the middle of my brain (where the pineal gland is located), along with an uplifted and expanded state of consciousness bordering on a mild and pleasant pyschedelic experience. I will be doing this exercise daily from now on until it’s time for Activation II, and encourage you to try them for yourself. 


    Read more at http://expandedconsciousness.com/2013/11/19/open-your-third-eye-and-awaken-your-pineal-gland-with-these-simple-exercises-this-really-works/#uYW5lZW1H387JEbl.99

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  • 29Mar

  • 29Mar

    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/12/the-dalai-lama-has-a-message-for-you-13-quotes-to-steer-your-life-by/

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  • 29Mar

    http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/02/the-worlds-greatest-geniuses-are-vegetarians/

    1. Sir Isaac Newton, “the father of physics.”

    2. Leonardo Da Vinci, physicist and artist who made important discoveries in hydraulics, optics, and mechanics.  He was so fervent about vegetarianism, he would buy caged chickens and set them free.

    3. Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the greatest mathematicians of the past 1,000 years.

    4. Nikola Tesla, helped devise the AC (alternating current) electrical system used to power modern civilization.  He lived on custom-ordered, meat-free meals at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  Regarding the benefits of vegetarianism he wrote:

    On general principles the raising of cattle as a means of providing food is objectionable. It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarian habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton, cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.

    5. Thomas Edison, considered one of  the greatest inventors in history.  He wrote:

    “[Vegetarianism has a] powerful influence upon the mind and its action, as well as upon the health and vigor of the body. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”

    6. Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the 20th century, widely regarded as one of the most ingenious men of all time. On vegetarianism, he said:

    “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

    “Our task must be to [widen] our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

    And the day he became a vegetarian, he wrote in his diary:

    “So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.”

    7. Edward Witten, viewed by many as Einstein’s successor, best known as the world’s foremost string theorist and mathematician.

    8. Brian Greene, Witten’s foremost protégé (he was on The Colbert Report last week).  He refuted Einstein’s theory that space can stretch but not tear, and by age nine, could multiply thirty-digit numbers in his head.  In an interview on science, morality, and vegetarianism for The Supreme Master Ching Hai News, Greene stated:

    Q: Why do you think so many of the greatest geniuses have been vegetarian?

    G: From my limited experience, vegetarians typically are people who are willing to challenge the usual, accepted order of things. Moreover, they’re often people willing to sacrifice their own pleasures in pursuit of what they believe is right. These same qualities are often what’s needed to make great breakthroughs in the arts and sciences.

    Q: Why do you think other scientists are still not vegetarian?

    G: I would ask, more generally, why the vast majority of people are not vegetarian. I think the answer is that most people don’t question the practice of eating meat since they always have. Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason—force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change—there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings don’t translate into changes of behavior.

    Q: What inspired you to become a vegetarian?

    G: Quite literally, it was a dish—spare ribs—that my mother cooked when I was nine years old. The ribs made the connection between the meat and the animal from which it came direct; I was horrified and declared I’d never eat meat again. And I never have. Going vegan happened later. I visited an animal rescue farm in upstate New York and learned much about the dairy industry which was so disturbing that I could not continue to support it. Within days I gave up all dairy.


    9. Alan Calverd, UK physicist who recently made headlines with the following statement about global warming and the vegetarian lifestyle:

    “Adopting a vegetarian diet would do more for the environment than burning less oil and gas.”

    Bonus:

    Brian Greene on the Colbert Report, mentioning his veganism.

  • 29Mar
    March 29, 2015


    One time I had a moment with Maharaj-ji when I was sitting across the courtyard from him – he was talking to a group of people and I was watching everybody fawn all over him asking questions, and I thought, “What a bunch of crap.” You know, “What am I doing here? I don’t care if I never see this guy again.” And I felt immediately guilty about the thought.

    Then Maharaj-ji turned and looked over at me and then grabbed an old man, this old fellow, and he whispered to him and sent him flying, the guy came running across to me, bent down and touched my feet, and said, “Maharaji said, Ram Dass and I understand each other perfectly.’”

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