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  1. Psychic Attack

    Remember this: A2) A strong enough force can always smash them If that is true then all of the following is not the way to go. C) Building a more robust energy body is the way to go since it C1) Raises your overall energetic strength, making it harder to attack you and C2) Increases your ability to perceive, recognize and address attacks head on and C3) Reflects the attackers efforts back on to them if they don't cease and desist In my experience one doesn't build a robust energy body. That is more dualistic, think of it more as the more you clear away the more light that shines through. The only way to perceive, recognize such connections is again by clearing away your obstructions. As you do so one is also able to notice more. Reflecting attacks is more like fighting them and getting caught up in the issue. Fighting is never the way. More it is about being and letting it flow through. The more you are able to the less any such attack can or will bother you. On a side note I do a lot of work with what you would call higher spiritual powers and have never run into some other being pretending or anything related to spiritual identity theft. I guess it depends on how and what you are doing.
  2. Yes it is possible to feel energy through a video, a book, a forum post or an object. It is possible to feel energy in countless ways. All the best to you.
  3. Hello all - my quest for the source

    Welcome and I enjoyed that book as well.
  4. What energies are there?

    There is only one. All others are more levels/layers of refinement or else it would be dualistic.
  5. I found this interesting from Dzogchen, The Self Perfected State. Two things that jump out at me. One is that it is possible to receive transmissions or work with divine beings. Two, that what we see with for example 3rd eye sight is a translation of the local mind due to karmic vision. If it is pure there is no seeing.
  6. Noumenon & Phenomena

    I see it kind of like this. If you are truly present you let go and go with the flow right? It is our obstructions (will/temptation) that keeps us caught up in our issues and far from realizing the Father or true clarity. A pretty common concept across all traditions isn't it?
  7. It is really hard to learn real knife fighting skills from videos. Many systems hide their true teachings. Also, in thing to keep in mind is some styles are stick where others are blade focused. Dan Inosanto’s system Has really picked up more and more of balintawak which is a very close in system. It is also stick focused. I think it may be a system you will like with your background. If you are looking for a more blade based system look at a sld multi system that uses a 3 ranges. looking at the videos you can clearly see the differences in styles.
  8. Learning to surrender

    I have found that surrendering or as I use the term letting go is very much a key part of the process. Amazing what one can realize if they can surrender and trust. Welcome and good luck on your journey.
  9. You could say that energy and light and consciousness are all one and the same
  10. A Path of the Light

    Seems very heart based. All the best.
  11. A Path of the Light

    What does non dual light in your heart mean to you?
  12. The Relationship between Effort and Power

    The more you clear/obstructions. The more things flow through effortlessly.
  13. Thank you, I felt I was missing something but couldn’t put my finger on it.
  14. It’s kinda like just because you feel energy it doesn’t mean everyone does. You have to be open to it. If someone comes in not believing, totally against the idea, practices, etc. chances are they won’t experience anything and will just disparage the practice because they feel nothing from it. Were against the idea to begin with. I have seen this a few times myself.
  15. what exactly is "God"?

    The light isn’t the full answer as Jesus mentions here. 50. Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where have you come from?' say to them, 'We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?' say, 'We are its children, and we are the chosen of the living Father.' If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest.'" To get an understanding of what the light is, here is an amazing description from a truly great master Abhinavagupta. From the Triadic Heart of Siva The Heart of Siva The Heart, says Abhinavagupta, is the very Self of Siva, of Bhairava, and of the Devi, the Goddess who is inseparable from Siva. Indeed, the Heart is the site of their union (yamala), of their embrace (samghatta). This abode is pure consciousness (caitanya) as well as unlimited bliss (ananda). As consciousness the Heart is the unbounded, infinite light (prakasa) as well as the freedom (svatantrya) and spontaneity (vimarsa) of that light to appear in a multitude and variety of forms. The Heart, says Abhinavagupta, is the sacred fire-pit of Bhairava.1 The Heart is the Ultimate (anuttara) which is both utterly transcendent to (visvottirna) and yet totally immanent in (visvamaya) all created things. It is the ultimate essence (sara). Thus, the Heart embodies the paradoxical nature of Siva and is therefore a place of astonishment (camatkara), sheer wonder (vismaya), and ineffable mystery. The Heart is the fullness and unboundedness of Siva (purnatva), the plenum of being that overflows continuously into manifestation. At the same time, it is also an inconceivable emptiness (sunyatisunya).2 The Heart is the unbounded and universal Self (purnahanta). The Heart of Siva is not a static or inert absolute, however. In fact, the non-dual Kashmir Shaiva tradition considers it to be in a state of perpetual movement, a state of vibration (spanda)3 in which it is continuously contracting and expanding (samkoca-vikasa), opening and closing (unmesa-nimesa), trembling (ullasita), quivering (sphurita), throbbing, waving, and sparkling (ucchalata). The intensity and speed of this move ment is such that paradoxically it is simultaneously a perfect dynamic stillness.4 The tradition states that the Heart is the enormous ocean (ambunidhi), the ocean of light, the ocean of consciousness. The waters of consciousness that in man are broken by countless polarizing and divisive waves (urmi) may be easily brought to a state of dynamic stillness by the process of immersion or absorption (samdvesa) in the Heart. .