Remember a dream you had whilst you were sleeping.
[Remember the dream as good as you can with all details around it.]
Now reflect upon this dream.
If you appeared in this dream, then look as yourself as the observer of everything.
You call yourself I, and the visually observing organ is called the eye – the same sound.
So the I is the eye of your dream – a channel from you into the dreamworld.
Everything which happens around you in your dream is part of you.
Conversations for example are dialogs within yourself.
Now go one step further and imagine that you would be in a dream right now.
Everything you experience turns out to be merely your mental projections.
The buildings around you, the people, nature, these sounds, and even yourself.
Try not to understand intellectually;
Perceive a current which may seem fixed in its place,
still you know that it is moving all the time.
This limited view may be useful to initially deal with the material world, but it does not bring us closer to reality.
Our entire ambience including ourselves can be seen as a materialization or condensed mental projection.
A projection of whom ?
If you are the dreamer, you must be the projector in your wake state too.
But who are you, if this is not reality?You are a gate to another world
You are a channel to the spirit behind everything,
just like a gate to another world.
and its reflection is your face !
Following are some paths I can recommend you from own experience:
Japanese and Vietnamese Buddhism, including its Indian Version Vipassana,
are save paths I can recommend.
Here I did sum buddhist speech for you,
which describes what can happen on the highest level.
Traditional Chinesische Medicine (TCM)
A.M.O.R.C is an order I did join for a few years. One gets small weekly booklets, and it should not be confused with Freemasonry, bcause i does focus on spirituality – meaning it does no have its worldy aspects and is open to all genders. It is a harmless, life-long path with a focus on christian mysticism and the kabbalah and it won’t hinder your worldy career.
Occultism is nothing sinister – it simply means “the teaching of the hidden”.
One such course I looked into was the “Servants of the light“, which is similar structured to A.M.O.R.C, but it is compressed into 4 years.
To learn a bunch of instruments and to listen and compose had me experience trance-like states, which I also did research extensively into sound-healing.
Excerpts of my self-composed music are sprinkled all over this website – including the song on this very page.
I would recommend every person regardless of their age to learn an instrument, because first you learn to listen to your instrument and later it will change your entire approach to music and enhance the connection of your brain synapses.
- The fashionable Hatha-yoga is mostly gymnastics,
- but meditation-yoga can elevate one limitless into spirituality.
- Instead of doing a 3HO-teachers-training for $3500, you can get as many exercises in Rainer Gammenthaler’s “Kundalini-Yoga-Parampara” for only 35€.
- For the more spiritually inclined, Tantra is one of the oldest such methods, which overlaps with original Kundalini Yoga
– techniques such as Butha Shuddi or Tattwa Shuddhi of which a book is writen by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
(not to be mistaken with Yogi Bhajan’s version of ‘Kundalini’ Yoga)
- The original yoga methods are compiled under a pseudonym Patanjali, as in this book here and there also are other methods, such as Kriya Yoga.
- The only problem being that Kriya Yoga does require a dedication to their lineage, which does have a more severe effect than you may imagine, because it literally unroots you and puts you onto a different track
– good to reset your ancestral path, but problematic when you find yourself being caught between two stools, loosing your swadharma (life-path) and ending up being neither being fish nor foul anymore.
- To avoid that dilemma, one can self-study either from kriyayogainfo.net, or from books from Satyananda as described here.
- You also can follow Vivekananda’s Raja-Yoga teachings to get a good summary of Patanjili’s yoga-techniques.
Three words of caution about Yoga:
* Atheists should keep in mind hat Yoga (in opposition to Buddhism) does require a belief in god.
* Whilst Yoga-meditation does seem like the most sophisticated method to evolve – when it does not work it makes the student believe that it was his fault.
* Like all spiritual paths, when being scrutinized – the yoga path also does end up revealing doubious teachers and hypocrites including even the root of yoga: Krishna himself, (when you listen to the Mahabaratha), who was a real sleaze-bag and manipulator.
One should no subscribe to the erroneous belief that yoga alone will make one enlightened, because therefore one also has to meditate, contemplate, or face oneself authentically.
Photo by Josh Josh Hild