Have a smartphone? Now you can trip on light #psychedelic #consciousness

I  heard about stroboscopic light and its ability to induce psychedelic like states before but never had a chance to try it. It had to be done in person with an expensive machine. Well, hail the age of technological disruption, clever folks at Lumenate brought this technology to the masses and now anyone with a smartphone can trip on light (as long as they are not epileptic or sensitive to stroboscopic light – always read medical warnings and do research beforehand!). I took out a paid subscription but there is free trial also. I have just spent a week meditating on light every night and I must say it is pretty good. There were insights, realisations and tears 🙂  Again, read the medical warning carefully, be safe and let me know if you tried or try it – how did you find it? I am just glad to be back in the presence of light after a long covid winter and what seemed like a tough emptiness practice.

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When you realise you are stuck… surrender into the hopelessness #RamDass

When you realise you are stuck… you be stuck. You really be stuck. In the moment of stuckness is the key to the next liberation. It is the denial… trying to get unstuck that is feeding the stuckness. If you sit with it and you say – isn’t it a far out melodrama… you start to get space. Realise the total hopelessness of your predicament. You can’t get yourself out of being stuck anyway. And it is in that surrender into the hopelessness, herein lies the hope. You gotta let the horror show be to let the changes to occur.

— Ram Dass

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Thank You Plant Medicine Day – join our online sharing circle this Sunday!

To celebrate Thank You Plant Medicine Day this week, me and a couple of friends are hosting an online sharing circle this Sunday 21/2 at 2pm GMT for fellow folks who want to chat about and share their experiences with the plant medicines. Email lola.askarova@gmail.com for details if interested.

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 42: I Am Emptiness.

Blessing Of Lord Buddha by Chalermchai Kositpipat

You are emptiness.

I am emptiness. 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 41: Emptiness Is A Way.

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Emptiness is a way. 

[It is also a lens].

 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 40: Trust The Dharma.

Ram Dass by Gabriel Alcala

Trust the dharma. 

— Ram Dass 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 39: I Truly Am It All Already.

I love who I am and what I have attracted to myself up until now. I do not need another thing or even one tiny change in order to be happy or complete.  I know in my heart that I am not going to get it all, but that I truly am it all already. The universe is endless, I am the universe, and therefore I am without boundaries. 

— Wayne Dyer

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 38: We Aren’t Lonely.

We aren’t lonely –

not because there are others there,

but because there is no one at all, including us.

— Ram Dass

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 37: I Am Pure Spirit.

Ajanta Caves, Bodhisattva Padmapani

“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood. This is the universal mind, God, of which I am a part and which responds to me as I ask of it. This universal mind knows the answer to all of my problems. And even now, the answers are speeding their way to me. I needn’t struggle for them, I needn’t worry or strive for them, when the time comes, the answers will be there. I am confident, I am serene, I am sure. No matter what obstacle or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it, for it is nothing but illusion. There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance to the mind of God. Which is in me, around me and serves me now.” 

— Wayne Dyer

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 36: Watch The Source Of The Mantra.

Watch the source of the mantra.

— Ramana Maharshi

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