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    What helps me is to be aware of my natal chart. Not sure if you are into this. But it would be interesting to find out what your Venus is. This is in relation to romantic relationships. If I may share my 2 cents - I feel it's important to have clear boundaries, even and especially when being in a relationship, because if not, it will build resentment. At the same time, there's this need/importance of opening up..not in a way that the other person is an "other" but to connect to the reality that we are all really part of one source, if that resonates with you. I don't think it helps to think that she's not the one just because of the hesitation. I think it's part of any relationship, when getting close to have those feelings. What helps is to have an honest conversation about feelings with one's partner. That's my thoughts. I'm far from being an expert but I can relate to hesitating to open up (even if I tend to think out loud).
  2. Exactly my point. Not a native English speaker (in a sense that it's hard for me to express my emotions in English, better in my native language). But what I meant to say was I don't believe in the power of the people and just asking people to vote, because at the end of the day, it's not really what happens. There is no democracy in the first place for us to lose it. We never had it, in the authentic sense of people voting for themselves and not being bought for their vote. What I want to focus on is my circle of influence, what I can do in my own way. It's important to hold government accountable but at the same time, ask myself what I can be accountable for. Many people step up to fill the gaps of the government, during this crisis. It gives me a tinge of hope.
  3. My friend said she doesn't believe in the power of the vote anymore. If you think about it, the reason why he is there in his seat is because of so-called democracy.
  4. Haiku Chain

    leave it as it is our life is ephemeral all we have is now
  5. This is not preventive, but connected to helping in this time of crisis, Urgent call for 1 Million Meditators to liberate and reclaim our world on April 4, 2020 at precisely 10:45PM EST when a celestial stargate opens. Please see link for more details: https://mailchi.mp/dfb4970313b3/global-unity-and-peace-meditation-3-more-days-1301429?fbclid=IwAR2OFKqtCtgM_LXseeO9apeK9RbmOwN1x-5HTu5wq5-w7Ui-BM0QWcqyZLU Thank you! -- ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ *** PLEASE READ if you are taking part in the MASS MEDITATION today *** ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ This is an important message from Micheila Sheldan for everyone participating in the mass meditations. If you are participating in a mass meditation today, keep this in mind. Any time you are focusing energy at a problem, you are expanding it. Although the organisers of these mass meditations are coming from the heart, I notice some of them instructing mass groups to focus on eliminating the disease and changing the timeline. An intention stated in this way is equal to resistance and control, and has its core in fear. Right now, we are in a hyper state of resistance and control on the planet, which is rooted in fear. . Who are we to take away any soulโ€™s experience without truly knowing why they came to experience it? What if this time was planned by us long before coming, and is meaningful to humanity and the earth? And what if the โ€˜virusโ€™ already has an exit point that we are tampering with in the same way our government has tampered with us? Some things to considerโ€ฆ The Guides have been crystal clear on this topic for years. If you choose to participate today, focus on peace. Choose a target well outside the range of the current global situation and timeline. Picture yourself in the middle of nature surrounded by others who are happy and at peace. See a world where everyone lives free and healthy. Imagine free energy technologies and equal abundance for all. Or meditate just for yourself, until the frequency of fear melts into a state of neutrality and relaxation. Really feel into this relaxation and freedom. It isnโ€™t selfish, it is necessary. When we reach a state of consciousness that vibrates beyond the problem, and can be right where we are without resistance, we are so powerful. We are aiming to reach outside of current timeline to draw new energy that brings understanding, expedited healing and more options. The solution never lies within the problem. --- Thank you!
  6. Curious about your name, @Heartbreak. I hope it's not something permanent. And if your heart did break, I hope it breaks open in a way that allows your sorrows to be washed away and for you to discover that inner spaciousness that leads to peace As for the video and about sex and masturbation, and wealth..what is your intention of sharing this? I'm a researcher myself, and it doesn't seem to be a sound video to cite especially if you seriously want to know the answers. What I sense is a feeling of wanting to be right ("I told ya so!"), if I may ask or suggest: only read this part and the next ones if you are open to my suggestions: ---- It would be helpful to ask yourself where this is coming from. Speaking from my own personal experience, I have discovered that this feeling of wanting to prove something is right comes from something in me that I'm still trying to make sense of, to come to terms with. I believe, to each his own. peace and light, ec p.s. thanks for the laughs!!! it's amusing reading everyone get so worked up on this. Sometimes, we don't just take ourselves seriously, but other people as well..I just find it amusing I was so uptight before and felt masturbation was bad myself until I discovered that things are more complex than they seem. I think what's important is we get to express our sexuality in a healthy, balanced way. Personally, I feel It's best to explore these things with a partner but can understand how it will be difficult if one is alone. Hence, masturbating. I think it would be good to discuss this with a teacher. If too much masturbating is not good, then how can one manage their sexual urges? For me, what's important is to look for practices that can help. I'll try to look for the article I read but just to say, I remember reading somewhere that successful people, usually experience orgasm more frequently. It's our creative life force, our sexuality!
  7. What happens to suicides?

    There is no escape. Only an even more liminal space of seeming meaninglessness after death. Many souls would love to incarnate, but they don't have the privilege yet to come through again in this plane. Do not waste this opportunity. There is light at the end of the tunnel. WIth permission from your Higher Soul, I am sharing the Light that is within our access. Everyone's access. You may not possess anything of this world, but your gift is yourself. Your life. Always remember, out of nothing, we can choose to create anything and everything is possible. Once we reach zero point, the only way to go is not to press game over. But, to realise that as long as you're in the game, your soul still has something to learn from this plane.
  8. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Astral_butterfly, may I ask how long you do Monk Holding Pearl daily? I want to restart my FP practice. I've stopped doing it consistently for months and your post encourages me. My schedule is quite tight in the morning due to commute to work. I'm thinking what the minimum time can be? I'm thinking of maximum of 10 minutes. Thank you!
  9. I just recently started the basic Sheng Zhen meditations (Gathering the Qi and Awakening the Soul). I'm curious if there is anyone who has practiced this system for a longer length of time. Any tips on this practice? I'm on my first week of doing Awakening the Soul. I've noticed significant shifts in me, a feeling of peace. I hope to practice Healing Gong 1 by September.
  10. Probiotic Appreciation Study Group

    I love kombucha too! I mix mine with pineapple, passionfruit and ginger and it gives that extra sweetness and zing. I just started a brew which involved using lemongrass tea. Lemongrass ha a potent taste, so we'll see. I have some hibiscus (roselle) tea and I'm wondering if I can use this as my tea brew with sugar and add the SCOBY directly or one needs to stick to black and green tea. I'm glad I discovered this thread! :)Thank you for this!
  11. Hey from the inbetween

    Hi @Reverence! Welcome to daobums! Cool interests. I am also drawn to dragons! In spontanous form one time, I saw a dragon in my mind's eye and when I closed, my friend told me it seemed like I was doing a dragon form he knew of (which I didn't even know). Metatron, I hope to connect with in the future (when I am ready for the energy) since I work with the Akashic records and in our lineage, the highest level is Metatron's and not everyone will be able to access it. As for the dead, also curious about your experiences and what I can learn from it. Someone has told me I am a channel and I've met someone who wanted to train me, before S/he left this earth with his/er job of accompanying the dead to transition smoothly. I've had some weird encounters of death (near death experience when I was 19, tasting/experiencing the reality of death when I was 27 which led me to accept my weirdness, having dreams of deceased people both close to me and not so close, like the deceased father of a friend who I never met. I haven't fully made sense of these things. Anyway, enough about me. I'm looking forward to your posts and reading your personal practice journal if ever!
  12. Seeking to understand.

    Welcome to daobums Sakura! Curious about your name too. I love sakura flowers but when I googled it just now I saw an anime drawing with pink hair. Cute. May I ask, what's your exposure with Taoism and Qigong? I don't feel I'm that deeply immersed in it but I've done some Sheng Zhen and Flying Phoenix qigong, also a bit of Taichi in the past (that's where I started). I've also done golden flower meditation and currently looking for a teacher to mentor me in this path. My suggestion is to check out the personal journals. I've discovered a treasure trove of insights and experiences from people from documentation/sharing of their practices. Some people have also reached out to me who were generous to share their insights from my own reflections in my personal journal. At the same time, you might bump into some tricky discussions, funny posts and sometimes sharing of music and art. At least that's from my experience. Looking forward to reading more of your posts and maybe your personal practice journal (hopefully when I've adjust to my work schedule!) Enjoy!
  13. A Path of the Light

    Thanks for the response @Daemon. I'm wondering if by talking about Light, shadows come up. I don't know but I actually find comfort and ease in accepting I have my shadows. It makes the experience of Light more real, and unpolarised. I any case, I might likely be talking about something else. Or maybe we all are. I discovered in the process of working with a friend, that at the end of the day, words fail us many times. I feel it's only in our hearts, that we can truly see the truth of the other.
  14. A Path of the Light

    I haven't but thanks for the idea I might just check that out.
  15. A Path of the Light

    Hello @Daemon! I just saw this now because of moment's post and browsed through the first 2 pages but couldn't find the definition or more details about your path of light. Sorry it's hard for me to read through the whole thread. Could you care to expound what you mean by a path to light? And welcome to daobums! I'm also new here. What I've noticed is, there's value in using the personal practice journal in sharing your practices and thoughts. It's a great way to reflect and also possibly find people who might be drawn to your vibe or have a similar flow. Just my 2 cents. love and peace!