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  1. Still eagerly awaiting pics. (Of the mattress set up. Not your wife.) XP
  2. Thanks for sharing this, wonderful info. (And hey, maybe you have lived in a male body in a previous lifetime ) Yet I noticed you never mentioned what mattress helps you have the best sleep? Yeah interesting you mention army sleeping since I recently read a book by Bear Gryllis where he says, he was so tired once that he fell asleep while walking. (...and dreamt he fell off a cliff !!!) I've had a look but can't seem to find a high quality coconut mattress. I've find hybrid mattress of coconut / latex / spring, etc., but that's it. I'll keep looking.
  3. Doesn't that cause neck blockages? Your neck is twisted to the side while the rest of your body is basically face-down? I've googled the answer to this but as always, the first bunch of results I get are stupid Western medical sites which offer me numbers rather than first-hand experience. Having said that I just read about sleeping face down benefits. This wonderful and gorgeous chiropractor writes an interesting article about it. (She also writes how women make better leaders because of the way their brains are wired compared to men, and that women need twice as much sex as men. Good news for women and women's lib, bad news for daobums who overvalue semen retention XD)
  4. As long as you don't do it too often if you don't mind me sayin'. A loved one I know has been doing this, every night for most of his/her life, and they look so weak and their brain is slow and fuddled, I feel sorry for them. I read a good article which I can't find now that long-term marijuana use drains the Lung Qi and then eventually the Yin Qi chronically. Apparently if you reach a point where you feel like you are "swimming underwater", you have gone too far with your blazin'. The danger of weed is that it lets you down easy. You don't actually realise how much damage is done until you stop, and the drug is out of your system for awhile, and you can think clear again. Why not try a hot cup of organic decaf coffee for your drug of choice. Besides, nature, food, a good loving relationship, these are much, much better drugs, than weed, coke, or E, could ever be (and i've tried 'em all...)
  5. Hi Rodeforever, Awesome post you made on page 2. But with the above I am not sure it does mean this. Maybe they did understand their own realisation, but its just that others were not open and willing enough to understand... Its like, how do you tell a self-absorbed person they are self-absorbed?? In chi-kung terms it is called a (huge) mental blockage. It is only when you remove the blockage, that you realise it is was there in the way. And there is a LOT in the way for most of us... Cheers GL
  6. Lucid Dreaming- Dream affirmations and meditations

    Thanks Jeff, I PM'd you about this since I don't want to hijack this thread. But in the interest of helping others I realised it may be better to post your answer publicly, feel free. Cheers GL
  7. Lucid Dreaming

    Hi Apech, Do you practice lucid dreaming? How was it helped you in your life? Do you still get a good night's sleep? Cheers Gl
  8. Lucid Dreaming- Dream affirmations and meditations

    Hi Immortal4life, Sorry to hijack your thread but I couldn't PM you, I have had sleep problems. Your post about how to phrase an affirmation opened my eyes that maybe my sleep affirmations are not phrased correctly. If it suits I would like to humbly ask you how to best phrase what I want to do. What I want to do is have my unconscious tell me how to have the best nights sleep. Best mattress, best internal health, best nighttime ritual. So far I am just saying "I will have the best nights sleep, every night and my unconscious will tell me how". Thanks mate and thanks for this post. Please also let us know your lucid dreaming goes.
  9. Shaking, Jerking & Spontaneous Movements

    Sorry to necro and I'm sure you've found your answers to this but in the interest of posterity I will add, why not trying standing and allowing the sensations occur, in a form of spontaneous nei gong or chi flow? This is what I am taught with our chi kung - that it is the chi flow that brings the benefit to your body.
  10. Did he also teach you how to paint the face and wax his car??
  11. So many wonderful replies. Thanks to each of you. I can't remember who suggested it (I think a couple of you), but whoever suggested going to bed at 9pm, it worked for me last night, thanks so much. Finger crossed. I actually slept from 9pm to7.30pm. Maybe I need more sleep at the moment than most others. And i'm ok with that (too much drugs and overindulgence in solo sexual practices when younger). Rideforever, you're preaching to the choir with your enlightening post, but I have to subtly disagree with you with the above statement. I think caring IS innate, its just that we have chosen to let things like greed and lust override it. When I read the above about war famine childhood cruetly I instantly thought - greed. Taking it even deeper, I think it comes from us currently not being happy or peaceful as a human race. There have been civilisations that existed where the majority of people were in peace, and they flourished, and many advancements occured. We need this now more than ever, but ...
  12. Like, why do politicians get away with so much, when there are so many of us who can do something now (and we are educated)? How is it that we still can't explain how some aspects of nature work, (maybe because we don't include chi?) Such as how do birds follow the leader so quickly to stay in perfect formation? Finally, why is it that I still haven't had a nice sleep, despite different beds? I wake up feeling like my back is shredded. I am tired all the time and in spite of being the most aware and capable person I have ever been, am slowly losing the will to go on.
  13. I just realised, it isn't the air quality!!! I don't think the air is never really that big a deal, unless there is mold in the house (which you would be able to test for). Since I realised this, I don't have the painful bowel movements or so much mucus!! (But, still my sleep is not the best). I downloaded an app called Sleep Cycle, which tracks your sleep patterns and quality sleep. Looks like I am getting sufficient amount of short wave sleep (deep sleep), which is both good and bad. I will upload my most recent sleeps here shortly, perhaps someone famililar with sleep will notice something I can't, and it will also keep me accountable to having a good sleep every night. Cheers GL
  14. The Hero Falters My lease ran out and I had to move house again. I have begun experiencing some not-nice symptoms. Its been really frustrating after I made so much progress I thought. So, I just want to canvas some more views,l after I have collected the common "symptoms" I experience and see if it resonates with anyone. I'm going for a sleep study soon but thats another month away *sigh* 1.Eye dryness. When I use computer or phone, in most other places, its fine. When I use it in my room, I immediately feel dryness of eyes / sore kidneys. And then I look in the mirror and my eyes are blood shot. 2. Painfull runny baby diarrhea, sometimes twice a day. Strong odor and color. 3. Once outside the house, a tonne of mucus to clear. I realise some of these symptoms I might have mentioned before, besides the eye dryness. But I'm just hoping that the colleciton of them might trigger something with those who know TCM, or other building-related conditions. Your help is much appreciated both for me and future readers. Cheers GL
  15. ☆☆☆

    There are enlightened individuals such as Buddha and his followers , Jesus and his disciples, who demonstrate that a life lived in peace is also a life lived in prosperity, respectful to the others and the environment. (I mean Buddha himself spawned Shaolin Kung Fu and Chi Kung, and Jesus performed regular healing miracles...human potential is amazing). I feel a big problem nowadays is that we all emphasise prosperity at the expense of peace. Maybe we have it backwards?? Wars can come and go, but it is the war within a human being that can rage for a whole lifetime and be unresolved, that causes the most damage. When human being is unhappy within, he will be willing to exploit and cheat another human. Conversely, if we all sought what Buddha and Jesus found, even just a fraction, imagine what our combined efforts could create at healing and improving the planet. One can dream.