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  1. and then i awoke, as from a dream

  2. Cannabis and Qi

    Here's my take on it. Most things are not bad nor good unless they're of absolute immorality, i think cannabis is one of them, like sex, alcohol, food, whatever. Moreover it depends on where you are in life and why you are using it. I've had experiences with cannabis in the past where there was a lot of bad energy in my life and it seemed to amplify it even more and get me caught in a bad rut, i.e. laziness, self indulgence, negativity, and anger. Now that I'm with someone and headed in a better direction spiritually and with life on the whole, I use it not only more sparingly but I feel the vibes are better. In day to day life it seems to unlock creativity and emotions that are hidden, positive ones if I am meditating properly, and in my relationship / in the bedroom it helps to be more calm and gentle and sensual, and to approach my partner without expectation or agitation no matter what the circumstance is. Since I've grown more accustomed to this it comes out of habit now too and I don't need to smoke regularly. Therefore, I think it's in how / why you use it. Just my two cents
  3. Yin and yang, balance and cultivation

    Actually I see too much yang as being less kinetic and more static. Yin to me feels more freeing and light, yang is more solid and dense. My goal is a healthy balance of both and somehow I feel it's linked to cultivation. I feel rather out of balance at present and am examining why. Overindulgence sexually definitely harmed me A chain is only as strong as its weakest link Another yin / yang metaphor, for me at least - A strong fortress is only as good as the treasures within
  4. I've done some research but I've started to understand how this energy works. It has came to me mostly thru qigong, sexual kung fu and sexual yoga practices, the latter of which I've done with my current partner. I also should mention that I practice retention and cultivation and I have my own observations thru this, namely, when you don't emit semen often all of the energies seem reflected back into your body and everything gets more intense. I ejaculate once in awhile, i'm still young and my partner sometimes enjoys it, but when I'm older I plan to limit it even more; I've discussed this with her and she understands how we will ultimately move toward Karezza. Basically i believe that puberty / time naturally make a male more Yang and a woman more Yin, but because balance is quintessential in all things it's important to keep in touch with the other side. For some reason when I think of yang I think "upper" and yin I think "lower." Losing jing often seems to make the body more yang, and vice versa seems to help balance and dissipate. That's another thing, yin seems to disperse and yang to gather. Yin would be going for a walk or run, yang would be lifting weights. My experience has also been that one extreme causes a tendency toward the other in myself, I seem to have an internal sense when I am out of balance for my own health which is really what this is all about. Shooting in the dark a bit here, but any thoughts? Thanks
  5. How to Feed Your Demons

    I've found it's best to befriend your demons. If you try to destroy them they multiply and return in greater magnitude because the energy you put out to keep them away only gives them strength. Everyone has them. I think the key is integration
  6. I think the following go a long ways: Eat to sustain energy and to support health and energy levels for activity. Be in touch with your own body, everyone is different so pay attention to how you respond to different foods (more yin vs. yang foods). I tend to need a lighter diet for my body type (I find a lot of excess earth foods too 'heavy') and don't touch meat or dairy the vast majority of the time. Does that mean it is necessary to say you are a 'vegan' or a 'vegetarian' or a 'flexivegan' or 'flexivegetarian' or any other title that is out there? No. Does it mean to forsake alcohol or any even slightly more extravagant food? No. As with so many things moderation goes a long ways. I'm convinced exercise as well is crucial not only for your health and strength of your body but also to avoid depression and other mental disorders, which many people are on pills on but could be cured with exercise. 'Eat half, walk double, laugh triple'
  7. Karma in relationships

    The initial post sounds a lot like the age-old "why do bad things happen to good people?" question. Here's my take on it. I've had periods in life where it seemed like everyone was getting what I wasn't or what I thought would make me happy. As an example when I was younger I saw young people having sex all the time and I felt like I was missing out, I was a very late starter with women and didn't even start gettting into any of that until around 21-22. At 22 I lost my virginity in casual sex, with a girl who ended up being a friend with benefits for a couple months. It was far less detrimental or damaging than it could have been because we were clear on what we wanted and did our best to harbor kindness, sensitivity and sensuality with each other. I then went on to have a couple more casual encounters which were not bad but slightly less wholesome. I think whether you think you have "karma" from something is irrelevant, the fact is it's there. In these cases I not only received karma, it made it clear to me that what I thought I was missing out on, the physical intimacy, alone is an illusion of happiness. You may see others seeming like they have it all but you rarely see the other side, the anger and unhappiness and loss when you lose that thing you are attached to. You don't get something for nothing. I say that a lot because it is so true. I'm luckily to be in a relationship now that has a very spiritual side as well as physical and the karma between us I hope is going to help us both have higher rebirths in coming lifetimes. The difference between humans and animals is the capacity to be more enlightened. So if you have an enlightened relationship it will serve more to that end, and if not, likewise. Humility between partners goes a long, long way. Unlike sex, money, or material possessions, that effort to foster positivity energy is something that, unlike these other things, is eternal.
  8. Cannabis and Qi

    I've decided to be a lot more moderate about it, not only does smoking too often reduce your natural balance of cannabinoids in the brain but you aren't as sensitive to it and the insight gets duller the more you smoke. In my experience at least. I cannot smoke every day or I get nothing done. I also had a really bad experience on pot that made me think about being more careful, it was very trippy, not sure it was just pot, maybe very potent or laced weed, but it magnified a lot of bad energy in my life at the present point in life, I felt a lot of bad karma and bad relationships with people swirling around in my brain. This was about a year ago when I was still knee-deep in other bad life choices, like watching porn and disregarding kindness and friendliness to other people
  9. Cannabis and Qi

    Does anyone else feel that cannabis (marijuana) used in the correct way (emphasis on correct ) it allows you to channel and connect more with your Chi / Qi life force? Smokeable cannabis is from the female part of the herb and I think in men it rejuvanates Qi which women and children generally have more of, according to what I have read.
  10. 22 year old, figuring things out..and hello! :)

    One thing I noticed after fasting (I stopped at 95 lbs at 5'6", don't worry I put on weight healthily again ) was that your mind becomes a lot purer as well as your intentions. When you're not eating a lot obviously your libido disappears or at least reduces. You also get calmer. There's a saying that in order to get to heaven one has to be like a child, I think I am starting to understand what that means. For me, the goal is to gain a new respect for both women and sexuality, valuing it more than I did. I'm just glad that I haven't yet given that sacred part of me to another person yet, it would have been the nail in the coffin.
  11. 22 year old, figuring things out..and hello! :)

    Another note on physical demons. As a guy who has struggled with looking young and the pain that has caused with regard to lack of sexual attention from women, my plan is to change the outside of my body to resemble a hardened man over time yet use Secret Smile meditation technique to conceal my relative innocence and virginity, a secret inside. In this way, I can lay down at night and rest my head in peace, even though I may not recognize who I am on the outside the boy is still in there. I will be celibate for possibly 10 years but will at the end of it have a more slight physique once again and more mild lifestyle practice, around the same time I desire relationship with a woman. It's about the journey and the plan is to grow. There is much more in this boy
  12. 22 year old, figuring things out..and hello! :)

    Thank you to all. Someone wise once told me that everyone has to go over "fool's hill" and I have come to believe this. I believe in the effects of karmic resonance and I noticed that while struggling with porn I drew negative and wicked people to me, was infinitely petty and felt plagued by demons. I had let my body and health go as well and respected neither from a spiritual standpoint. When I woke up and quit finally, I felt I had no choice but to atone and stopped buying things, fasted until basically emaciated (I believe fasting burns karma) and started prayer and meditation. Now I try to make health and moderation my goal. I struggle still with the physical demons but I believe that is also karma. I also have quit herb until I feel more yang resonance and material stability since cannabis is very yin and can easily cause imbalance.
  13. Hello all!! As is evident from the above post i am 22 and in the process of putting my life together after basically a past 8 years of relative ignorance. First and foremost, as should be evident from the above title I am a user of that magical herb cannabis, for meditation / relaxation purposes as well as to assist me in treating depression. I do not believe that or any drug is the answer however, more accurately they provide a means to ask the right questions - IMO. Like a lot of young men I struggled with masturbation, lust, and porn usage, in some ways inevitable during the raging hormonal hell of adolescence but it was with time that I gained wisdom enough to realize how these things were damaging me and I am proud to say as of today I am a year clean of both. I've done a lot of reading on the concepts of the three treasures, Jing, Qi and Shen and have come to grasp an intuitive working knowledge of what they mean and how the manifest in your spiritual consciousness. I am however still a virgin and have yet to harm a woman with my lust. A wise man once advised me to make virginity "my spiritual fortress", to lose it with or to my wife. I am not sure what path I will take but am definitely aware that the common trend of promiscuity and self-indulgence is incredibly detrimental. For me it will take a special girl, and definitely not just a lover but also a cultivation partner and companion who understands yin and yang energy dynamic and how to heal with the relationship rather than the opposite. I want to get into yoga or some physical practice because like some young men I have suffered and still do from both anorexic tendencies and body dysmorphia. It's my belief, perhaps far fetched that these physical demons are karma for physical objectification of female goddesses that I did in my own mind. As a raging Taurus my challenge shall be in overcoming the base bestial instincts for higher purpose and enlightenment. Anyways, hello!! Glad to be here
  14. What ways do you transmute sexual energy?

    Thanks. As someone else said, I think the truth is that if you let yourself even get to the arousal state, not to mention "helping it out", you're already kind of screwed. Not completely, but i think any guy can tell you the cycle is easier to avoid in the first place than to stop once you're already in it. And if you go through with it, it's just another expense on your whole system, because the seed / essence that was lost has to be replenished. I think the damaging effects are more subtle than that though, you lose that mental agility and "fire" that seems common in young men but dwindles (usually) with time. That's absolutely not what has to happen though, and usually it's due to waste of jing.
  15. What ways do you transmute sexual energy?

    Is that a good thing? I really do believe the celibacy helps channel chi, which women naturally have more of. Reason being, you're containing an energy that is manifested inward rather than expended outward. Instead of your dick being the thing doing the acting it's your mind and your spirit lol, if that makes sense