Basically, I was introduced to tarot in a non-spiritual format in order for me to recognize and bring out my thoughts and emotions. I’m in therapy doing what’s called parts work, and using tarot has become an immensely beneficial tool for working with the internal parts of myself.
For some reason, I can’t bring myself to disclose this to my fiancée out of some weird embarrassment. It might be because I’m typically agnostic to a stubborn degree. I also feel shame for some reason because I’m a 30 year old man, and I don’t really fit the typical demographic of tarot users
I don’t really know if I’m asking for anything here, just needed to get it off my chest.
Source 1 >[Friedell] Kerr on 6th anniv. of Klay 37 pt qtr. "I would say that night 6 years ago against Sacramento was the most incredible experience that I've ever felt in an arena watching a player play ... It was hard to believe that it was happening. It felt like a religious experience, really."
Source 2 >[Andrews] Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson's 37-point quarter that happened six years ago today: "It felt like a religious experience. Like a spiritual awakening."
Reminder if there's anyone who hasn't seen it, Klay went 13-13 from the field (9-9 on 3PT) and 2-2 from the FT line in the quarter and ended with 52 PTS, 11 3PT, 5 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK in a 126-101 win over the Kings.
I’ve made some connections on Instagram, but it seems like they are always priming me for a sale, trying to get me in their masterclass, or to join their water machine team. It’s disappointing after feeling like you made a real connection. I totally get they need to make their money. But I wish there wasn’t so much of the fake-niceness leading to a sale and more genuine connections. Just curious if others experience this too. 🥺
Mindfulness is an enormous part of this awakening. It was the catalyst. It gave me the clarity of the present so I could hear the universe in a profound ways rather than me just talking to it and begging it for blessings.
Two weeks after my awakening, I was in deep contemplation when I realized I was speaking to and listening to a voice that wasn’t mine or a part of my conscious mind. It knew things I didn’t. This is what I believe some people refer to as insight and intuition.
The voice still speaks to me in my contemplative states and tells me the nature of the universe. It tells me that “God” aka the “Universe” is inside us, that impermanence is part of material reality. That eternity is an illusion created by the human mind. That karma, reincarnation and Nirvana are real. It told me that pain and suffering are tools to make us stronger and that nearly all suffering (99.98%) is self created.
Perhaps even the Hindu atman is real (I can’t get direct answers on this). It tells me that the universe strives for balance. It tells me of the human political, religious and economic systems that I personally call the “schemata” swallows those who suffer from greed and denies them entanglement with the Universe. Humans gatekeep divinity using the schemata. It tells me the swirling energy on my forehead is a third eye (how can anything but psychosis describe this?).
When I am validated I feel the sensation of both my amygdala rise up and outside my body very profoundly and pleasurably. The bigger the epiphany, the stronger and more pleasurable the rapturous physical sensations are. Ever get heroin pleasure chills? This is magnitudes stronger. So much pleasure you can barely stand. This is beyond the scope of any drug, psychedelic or otherwise that I have ever taken. And I have taken quite a few different ones.
From my contemplation, I have come to the conclusion that reality is more mystical than even the most religious among us come to believe.
Maybe it is all just in my head. Maybe everything is and reality is just an illusion. What if I’m just a man who has gone demented from solitary confinement and reality is me talking to myself? Maybe. Until we know for sure, I will keep a healthy relationship with science and the scientific method. But holy fuck.
The external world is a reflection of your inner self. The more you dont take care of yourself, you eat junk food and dont care of your vessel, the more your external world gonna be a physical hell, but if you take care of you in the right way and raise your consciousness, your whole Life gonna change. Everything in the physical is just an illusion for the soul and its real for your ego. The universe is within you, its not external.
I consider myself spiritual, more than anything I guess I just take a little bit from here, there and everywhere, if it resonates with me. Before I became vegan, I was very much focused on spirituality. It wasn’t until I became vegan that I had a massive awakening, in the sense that I realised I had been contradicting myself.
I had been holding things such as empathy, compassion, kindness and respect, as highly valuable traits to posses in life; As well as the notion; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I wanted to be enlightened in the sense I was focused on just being a good, moral and ethical, person. Yet, I was so self-centred and so self-serving thanks to societal conditioning, that I hadn’t even looked outside of my own species. I was only extending these traits and focusing on being a good person towards other human beings. Those who looked like me and who I could see some of myself in and therefore, had no problem treating them as I wished to be treated.
When I became vegan I realised how backwards that was. How can I preach these things yet pay for other sentient beings to have their lives taken...for me? That just doesn’t sit right with me, how could it? That is not kind, that is not compassionate, that is not moral, it’s definitely not ethical and it’s certainly not respectable and is completely devoid of any empathy. I really had to check myself and I have to admit, I was so mad at my parents for never really bringing this to my attention (I was 16). I’m 24 now and I’m not mad at my parents, I’m mad at them AND the rest of the world for not choosing to do better when they have the option to. Isn’t that the mark of a good person? Having the free will to do wrong and even get away with it, but still choosing to do good and be kind and be compassionate?
I understand why people are so defensive and even will attack you or make entire social media pages just to slander the vegan movement, create false studies to spread misinformation, and try to isolate you and turn you into a joke just because you no longer want to follow the status quo. That happens with anything whenever someone goes against the grain, just think back to school cliques.
Calling someone’s actions into question, is questioning their beliefs, which is questioning their moral compass, their character and who they are. And we are all defensive and protective of ourselves and most of us like to think we are and want to be perceived as, good people. So if you tel... keep reading on reddit ➡
What we call aliens may in fact be some kind of spiritual or metaphysical phenomena, like an inter dimensional being of some kind.
Many people believe that the “Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch” is another kind of spiritual/metaphysical entity.
I know Keillor ended up being a skeezy person, but since around New Year's I've been missing Prairie Home Companion. I've been wondering if there's anything out there that has the same tone or themes.
Also, I know APHC became Live From Here, but I'm not counting that because to me it's just a music show (that's now cancelled anyway), which is fine but not what I'm looking for.
So I've been lurking here and watching semen retention videos for a while now, and the one thing I've noticed is that some people keep talking about spirituality in relation to semen retention.
Why? Is it not just you allowing your body to balance and revitalize itself by retaining?
If you ask me, the "spirituality" of retention is just your biology doing what it was supposed to do, right?
I've felt the increased energy and the "magnetism", but isn't that just hormones and pheromones at work?
Maybe its just my scepticism and atheism in play, but I just don't understand how so many people are buying into this vague "spiritual" aspect of semen retention.
I can't been the only person here who doesn't understand why people see SR in this way..
I was raised pretty religious. But since I was a kid, none of what I read or learned made any sense to me... I was treated different... none of those rules seemed to apply to me... or make sense to people who are neuro-atypical. "god makes some people slow, as a lesson of empathy to others"... that line infuriated me... or how i heard from this one speaker "In my country, we chained people like that to the floors of the temple and prayed for them"... all types of gods seem to be ableist douchebags. He kills most aspies young. I'm not a part of your magic tricks.. leave me alone.
Repent? If anything god (if it exists) should beg US for forgiveness for how he and his world treated millions of aspies.
anyone else feel like that?
*update: 98% upvoted? I think we just stumbled upon a little-known fact about aspies...
If you invest your late teens, early 20s in a man or trying to find a man vs getting an education and building skills, chances are very high that your investment will not pay off. Yes, there are "dumb degrees" (I don't think any degree is really dumb, I think the education system is predatory, another topic) but investing in a romantic relationship when you are in this age group generally yields terrible investment results. Most of these relationships end, usually badly, or they drag on for years and eat up the woman's mid-late 20s as well. Even worse, most marriages in this age group result in divorce or severe dysfunction. Men can recover from a divorce when they are young, even if they had kids, because they are not expected to sacrifice themselves or their lives for their kids. Society tells them they are doing a good job if they don't begrudgingly pay a paltry child support payment, if they see their kids on weekends and if they are a fair weather dad. Meanwhile, women are stigmatized and shamed, sort of like a scarlet letter thing, they are expected to accept the consequences of their 'poor choices'. People may not say this openly, but that is what they believe, when you look at the expectations society has for men and women, when you see how easily a man can just move on like nothing happened.
Much worse still, is getting knocked up with a LVM man's child. This is THE pipeline to poverty, not just financial, but also physical, social, mental, spiritual and generational poverty. Getting pregnant with a LVM man's child is such a terrible choice on a biological level, that it spills over into every other facet of a woman's life. It spills over into the lives of her children, when they are adults, when their own daughters have children with LVM, and the cycle repeats.
Physical poverty-- you will be working longer and harder, the human body is fragile and after years of self-neglect (even self-neglect out of sacrifice and necessity), this catches up to you. You'll have more health problems, but will have less access to health care, because you'll also likely to be financially and socially impoverished. Less access to stable housing, stable employment, etc. If you learned to think LVM are a prize by family, chances are high that your entire family is impoverished as well and therefore you have little to no support system. Mentally and spiritually impoverished-- a result of years of traumas, being treated poorly by not just men but society at large.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I feel crazy asking this. Anyone ever feel energy with them like someone is thinking of you, and almost with you in the room. Like you feel cold, and the spirit is with you. Not like a ghost, like a living lover or someone you like is spiritually with you? And almost a little sexual? Am I losing my mind, or is it possible? Is this safe, should I be scared? Any advice is welcome. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Just sharing my thoughts.
I am spiritual/husband is not. I understand we are all on a different path..and yet it bothers me that my husband is obsessed with making fun of people who are trump supporters, have gun stickers on their cars, giant pick up trucks/stickers etc, and will photograph the vehicles (not people) it’s nearly everyday and it seems like an addiction and honestly it is annoying. I attempted to try to introduce the concept of not matching an energy that you apparently don’t like so as not to proliferate that energy and also just wasting your own energy on other people. I didn’t say it in a way that was condescending or demeaning. He got real mad and yelled at me and told me to get off my high horse. So I guess it’s too bad that’s how he sees it. But I just have to sit back and listen to him make fun of people everyday so as not to be on a high horse?
$600 for everyone, after roughly eight months of nothing. The amount of pork in this bill is actually unbelievable, and I don't say that lightly. This is a "let's just throw in everything we've ever wanted" bill, which is common, however, given the bill's initial design of providing relief to regular citizens and small business owners during a pandemic, it seems especially egregious.
Note: Quote taken from NBC News
I've let go of trying to feel connected to source all the time. Instead im rolling with the downs. Dropping the resistance to the pain letting myself express it and letting it flow and pass.
This has helped me avoid suffering. I still have my down Days but I know it's just part of the human experience.
When I am up again. I have something to compare it to. I enjoy and embrace it, knowing everything is temporary and the wave of life will come again shifting my mood.
Maybe one day the downs will be so minor I don't label them as downs anymore. But for now I'll just let it be and be glad Im not there all the time.
Does anyone else have a roller coast ride of emotions? Do you learn to enjoy it? Or just strap your self in and go with it ?
I am interested, this will be a walk down memory lane
Sorry forgot, "Love Never Fails!"