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I Am Striving For Spiritual Enlightenment

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    Greetings to all, my purpose here is to share

    my knowledge to you, my bothers and sisters. Please know, I'm here to help you prosper spiritually and mentally. I would also like to announce, I am looking to take in students to teach occultism to, along with helping them develop their own spiritual path. If you’re...
    OdonataFaerie OdonataFaerie 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I'm almost there! I've been thinking

    so much deeper the last year or so and have developed in my morals so much, for a while I have been in that painful negative phase but I am coming out of it slowly but surely. I mean, all of that depression is coming with me, but I have a sense within me that I need it. I feel...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I know I am here for a purpose,

    and only half way there to finding it. My spiritual development continues.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Lessons In Enlightenment

    Every experience is necessary. When you experience something in your life, whether you view it as good or bad, it is something that was meant to happen. Each experience yields a lesson, something to help you grow and follow your path. Embrace them, the good and bad. It may be...
    SamsTaxiDerby12 SamsTaxiDerby12 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Bad

    There is a kitty litter box in close proximity of my sacred spot.
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Pleiadian Message: "We Are Who You Are Becoming"

    Needed to share this: "❤ In times such as these, we feel you each may need a reminder of just how wondrously Divine you are, of how brilliantly you shine, and how flawlessly you are executing the plan within which you chose to incarnate. Just a brief reminder, in truth, for...
    girvingtree girvingtree 18-21, F Mar 31, 2013

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    I need to be able to receive positive energy

    from a source greater than humankind. I need to be spiritually awakened and guided to a state of being that is one with the earth.
    Girlfromplanetearth Girlfromplanetearth 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Stages To Enlightenment

    Actually there are no stages to Self realization or enlightenment (whatever you call it), the realization is spontaneous its just the preparation so to speak. Enlightenment is like getting back the lost memory of your name. It rises as a strong affirmative thought from within...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    A Social Experiment

    Apologies for the mellow dramatic introduction, it does get better. Throughout the course of my young life I've been betrayed by those who were closest to me, such as friends, x-boyfriends, and family members. This past year has been tumultuous on my spirit and has without a...
    wanderlust wanderlust 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Striving To Evolve

    I am constantly reading new books and meeting new people who fascinate me and talk about their spiritual experiences. I always enjoy a good conversation that is non religious  that has to do with the universe or its many related subjects. By hearing and learning others...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11, 2010

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    "Be selfish with your soul

    and generous with your heart. Your soul may need lifetimes to heal, but your heart only needs to love again." AGN
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M Aug 1

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    Depersonalization Or Enlightenmnet

    Im kinda in a mess right now. Have beeing seeking enlightenment for just under a year now. Really raised my consciouseness, but when it comes down to the crunch i fear. After an attempt to realise enlightenment through drugs in June, I believe I was left depersonalized for 3 or...
    Mattchew Mattchew 22-25, M 13 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    haleyhazy haleyhazy 18-21, F May 27

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    In The Ocean Of Life.. I Was Drowning

    I was born at the shore of this huge ocean called life. when I was a kid - I thought getting my feet drenched by the waves would be fun. Wave after wave life kept sucking me in.. Till my teen years were over, I was completely drowned inside the ocean.. I kept thinking about the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    My Beliefs

    INTRO: Good morning! I originally created My Beliefs following a visit to my home from a religious couple who were "selling" their church to the community (recruiting followers). I had this infamous idea to write down my beliefs and hand them to the religious minions that would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Message Of Good Faith

    A test of time has presented to all that exist. What part does life play it role with you. I woke up this morning and said to my heart who am I? What is my purpose? Creation has a bigger and greater plan for all. At one time or another we stood together in the presence of love...
    angel3755 angel3755 26-30, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Are You An Old Soul?

    Are you Pisces (possibly Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Aquarius)?? I truly believe the theory that sentient beings reincarnate through the sun signs of the zodiac. After each life cycle, it is said that one's soul/eternal energy/divine self experiences the next zodiac sun sign...
    TylerDurdenEsq TylerDurdenEsq 31-35 6 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Path Presupposes Distance

    Path presupposes distance; If He be near, no path needest thou at all. Verily it maketh me smile To hear of a fish in water athirst! — Kabir
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Searching

    i am in search of some good books about inner peace, meditation, and spirituality. i have come to a crossroads in my life where i am realizing how poisonous this world has become. social media and over exposure to violence has stained our lives. i need to know if getting away...
    madelynnn madelynnn 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    A Question For Self Cultivation

    I have always proposed that the best way to achieve enlightenment is to learn all we can and see what truly feels right in our own hearts. In reality you are your own teacher once you discover this you realize most everything shows us an answer. Dont fault people for their...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body,

    you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of these, then who am I After negating all the above as not this not that the awareness which alone remains is who you are 3 What is the nature...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Here is all i learned in life,

    important to ME one way or another. (Short summary) -healing frequencies. -solfeggio tones. -the piramids true function & power -Wardenclyffe tower (Nikola Tesla) - Free energy is REAL but kept supressed. -alternative healing trough human energy alteration or transfer - crystal...
    AidanCullen AidanCullen 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    You hear about God in churches

    and temples; you can read about him in books but can experience God only through self realization attained by practicing definite scientific techniques. In India, religion is based upon such scientific methods. Realization is what India specialized in, those who want to know God...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M May 28

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    Transmission From Archangel Michael, April 2013

    Beloved masters, I greet you this glorious day and send to you, through this transmission, great waves of loving energy and words of encouragement to assist you through these wondrous times of transformation. Many of you are thinking, “They do not seem so wondrous to me. What...
    girvingtree girvingtree 18-21, F Apr 1, 2013

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    I can't get motivated!

    I know what needs to be done and how to do it but I can't seem to get the motivation. Obesity and knowing how great it feels to be buff and how unhealthy this obesity is should be motivation enough! Not having a date in 4 years and change, should be motivation enough! Going...
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I have a dear friend

    who was my first love years ago, that I reconnected to recently. She is happily married, has a son, and lives in Florida. We are pen pals. There are issues we are exploring from a self observatory standpoint that could not have been accomplished without the others mirror. My...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M Dec 20, 2013

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    Finding Eternity

    Modern culture and social norms in the Western world tend to be very materialistic. Experience and matters pertaining to the spirit tend to be overlooked, disregarded, even ignored.  I imagine this might help lead to and produce trends and schools of thought akin to agnosticism...
    anonymx anonymx 46-50 Oct 19, 2013

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    The Tea Story

    Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom turned any away. One day an important man, a man used to command...
    RogerThompson RogerThompson 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    The habit of continuous missing of ultimate

    truth which is closer than you are to yourself needs to be broken. Unless this habit is transcended, God, Truth, or whatever we may call it, remains just as a belief, a theory not an experience. And unless divine is your experience, the belief is futile. It is not going to help...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Age Of Aquarius

    Some hippie stuff I copied and pasted for ya's: THE CHARACTER OF THE AQUARIAN AGE • Intellect is not enough. We need a new relationship to intuition, emotion, and instinct. • Information is not enough. Neither is knowledge. We need wisdom. • Learning is not enough. We...
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    So sad to hear about Robin Williams.

    He will be truly missed! He will live on through the laughter of the legacy he's left us!
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M Aug 11

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    Ending Suffering In Yourself:

    Suffering, even great physical pain and emotional loss, dissolves when you stop looking at it and for it. It disappears when you stop agreeing with it or fighting it. It becomes nothing when you cease to extract identity from it. In the higher realms, there is no suffering, there...
    xXxShad xXxShad 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    To Heaven And Hell: Intro

    I have recently returned from a meditative retreat using the practice of Vipassana (pronounced vipashina). This technique and course was led by founder Goenka and two assistant teachers who were actually present during the course. It is completely free, living off of donations...
    Ayleena Ayleena 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Help please!! Is there anyone in this

    experience group that knows what it take to be enlightened and could help me out with a few things? I'm in a really rough situation and I am tryin my best to stay grounded and accept it as in not to resist it but of course I would like it to be over, I am trying my best to make...
    rachelleh rachelleh 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I Want to Trust God

    In March I started having major panic attacks and then started being really depressed. At first I thought it was just PPD from having my second child and after I was put on Lexapro and I started getting worse, I sought help at my church. I meet with a lady once a week and been...
    RotRosha RotRosha 26-30, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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    I am searching for the birds

    and the bees of life !! Does anyone know or believe in reincarnation or past lives
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Today be at peace. Imagine you are sitting next

    to a mountain stream. The wind is softly caressing you. moving the trees slightly around you. You can see a beautiful valley with a crystal clear blue lake there that the stream meanders to. Take a deep breath. You can almost taste the cleanness of the air. a scent of pine...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    One Doesnt Strive For What One Naturally Is

    the heart has neurons, it thinks, and it thinks for good reason. thats a scientific fact. while it is only proven that it has long and short term memory so far, there isnt an ascended master who hasnt remarked on the heart being the door to ones divine self basicly saying let...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    The Three Basic Ways To Enlightenment

    Enlightenment: The attainment of spiritual knowledge or insight, esp. (in Buddhism) that which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth; the erasure of the egoic mind and a gained sense of Oneness with the universe. These are some of the basics to becoming enlightened and are...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    This quote by the philosopher Schopenhauer

    captures me very well: He who has attained to the denial of the will-to-live, however poor, joyless, and full of privation his condition may appear when looked at externally, is yet filled with inward joy, and the true peace of heaven. It is not the restless strain of life, but...
    panthamor panthamor 22-25, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Reconnecting...cleaning....wishing... Working....

    I need to reconnect with my inner-self again to be in peace with her to let the negativity from my past out I used to meditate I believed so many things were possible through meditation, I practiced it my eyes were wide open, I believed! but then I turned my back to God, to...
    Arashi23 Arashi23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    "So you're made of detritus [from exploded

    stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?" ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M Mar 15

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    Related Experiences

    This experience group caught my attention and I repeatedly come back to it, staring blankly because I don't know how to define what I'm needing. I can't be sure I even know what...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I like being described as a machine. Perfect as a machine. With fair clear skin like a pearl, fresh hair. Tho I'm not tall, I'm well proportioned. I weigh 7 stones, and I'm 5"3. I...
    michiko michiko 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Damn, the things I could type on here if only I could describe my thoughts. I feel like the only thing holding me back from changing the world is this lack of communication that...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 6 mins ago

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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
    nagaprincess nagaprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Whenever a bathroom renovation is prepared, we at Affect Renovations can help you selected just the right tiles. An ideal bathroom tile would need to be bevelled, non-skid and non...
    Terence94 Terence94 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Yeah, i believe that in order to be truly religious you have to be spiritual, but you don't have to be religious to be spiritual. I did chose a spiritual path because i find it...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    The Ebola Virus and the Spirit of Fear "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Spiritual awakening involves releasing negative and overcoming limiting beliefs. Being at peace deep within. The higher your positive vibration becomes, the more peace you have...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30