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Yoga

“If you’re serious about your personal development, I cannot recommend yoga enough. Learn it and start practicing ASAP.

But I don’t mean the Western-style yoga you see at your gym. I mean real Indian style yoga:

-Kundalini yoga
-Kriya yoga
-Tantra yoga
-Raja yoga
-Pranayama
-Some Hatha yoga

There are many good systems and teachers available online these days.

Yoga practice is very important because it adds a physical and energetic dimension to your meditation and spiritual practice. This is vital because Western-style self-help (and even Neo-Advaita and Zen) is too intellectual. You tend to learn a lot of ideas, but gain little inner growth. And any lessons you happen to learn are not really translated to the level of your body or your vital energy.

Yoga will help you in many ways:

-It will free up energetic blockages in your body which are hard to fix any other way
-It will release pent up emotions
-It will vastly improve the quality of your breathing
-It will improve your posture and flexibility
-It will heal all kinds of chronic diseases like: chronic fatigue, cold hands and feet, allergies, migraines, ADD, high blood pressure, back pain, joint pain, thyroid imbalances, immune system problems, heart disease, PMS, depression, anxiety, insomnia, mental fog, etc.
-It will build discipline and willpower, reduce laziness
-It will increase your physical vitality
-It will reduce your sleep quota
-It will reduce stress and muscle tension
-It can double as physical exercise without needing a fancy gym. It’s like having a portable gym.
-It will gradually cleanse your Chakras and move Kundalini energy up your spine for spiritual awakening
-It will improve your meditation, concentration, and self-inquiry
-It will greatly reduce monkey mind and paralysis by analysis

Whichever yoga school you go with, make sure your yoga’s primary focus is spiritual development, NOT physical exercise. All physical postures should be a means of spiritual development, not a form of flexibility training. In proper yoga, postures are designed to iron out the energy blockages in your body FOR THE PURPOSE of deepening your ability to meditate.

I’ll be talking about specific types of yoga more in the future, as I experiment with various systems. For now, start doing your own research. The payoff will be immense.

Learning yoga is also a MUST if you’re going to be doing any serious meditation or solo retreats. Sitting for such long periods of time while neglecting your body is a wasted opportunity. Yoga will super-charge your retreats and get you more breakthroughs faster.

If you’re pursuing enlightenment and you feel stuck with meditation/self-inquiry, incorporate yoga into your daily practice ASAP. You need to bring your entire body along for this ride, not just your head. Enlightenment is not just a head thing. And if your body is in bad shape, from decades of bad food, chemicals, stress, bad posture, muscle tension, and disease, enlightenment may be practically impossible for you until you clear this up.

I will be adding a lot of yoga-related books to my book list in the future.”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=44

Silver Birch: Anguish

“Q: Does Anguish come from within or without?

IT can be both. What you must appreciate is that earthly life provides a polarity which is not available in our world. In our world people of the same stage of evolution are in the same spiritual sphere or plane.

In your world you are mixing all the time with people of varying stages of evolution. You get opportunities for all the opposites to be encountered. Thus you can have light and dark, heat and cold. All this is the purpose of earthly life. It provides the means by which the soul comes into its own.” – The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers

Silver Birch: Psychic Gifts Wrongly Used

THE Great Spirit created you, not as puppets or marionettes. You were given a measure of free will, a choice. But it’s restricted and limited. You cannot behave contrary to the natural laws.

If you have psychic gifts you can abuse them. That is your responsibility. You cannot have knowledge without the responsibility to which that knowledge is put.

Silver Birch: Insecticides

“Q: Is it wrong to spray insecticides to try to prevent malaria, sleeping sickness, etc?

OF course you must have respect for all life, but this is a question of motive and degree. If you have conditions where, due to certain circumstances, there are the kind of insects that cause disease, then your motive for using sprays is a good one. Respect for life must be tempered with the necessity of ensuring there are conditions in which it can flourish. Similarly if you have houses infested with bugs, it is easier to spray and get rid of them if your motive is to improve the health of those who dwell there.” – The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers