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I Am Striving For Spiritual Enlightenment

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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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 12 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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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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    Purify The Soul

    Before getting close to Allah, we need to purify our souls, because Allah is pure and loves that which is pure. As Allah says in the Qur'an "He has succeeded who purifies it (soul), and he has failed who instills it (with corruption)" [Surah Ash-Shams - 91; ayat: 9-10] And...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    I Am Here Because This Is Where I Am Suppose To Be

    I believe everything happens for a reason, there is a reason I joined EP and there is a reason I have joined this group today. I have a void in myself that I have not been able to fill with anything, I have just lived with this void, day to day, month to month, year to year, I...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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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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    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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    Stuck

    I know the first step toward becoming a better person is to first admit your faults and not blame them on others. I was for a fact blaming all my faults on my guy back in 2011, I would complain about him to my friend at school, rarely do I recall saying any of our problems were...
    notinKSanymore notinKSanymore 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    God Is Different to Everyone

    I remember way back in the late 80s when i was 7 years old.  I was at my grandmother's house in the country, and it was Easter time.  We were all looking at a story about the Crucifiction of Jesus.  I asked a question that seemed only natural for me to ask. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2009

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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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    Remember The Movie "Miss Congeniality"...

    ... with Sandra Bullock? You know the one where she goes undercover to solve a crime,and is in the Miss America Pageant? At the beginning when she hears the other contestants say " I want world peace.", she laughs and snorts and  thinks it's silly. But at the end she asks for...
    energygal1964 energygal1964 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    Rare Moments.... By: Meena Om On Oct 13, 2013god & I

    THOSE rare and few moments In unguarded state of mind One blissfully slips into              Deep deep within to the deepest core   Those some moments When the eyelids Just glide and get closed Effortlessly…   Without any awareness Of life...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 8

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    Showing The Way A Little

    Today let us discuss "The Problem of Evil". Before we discuss the main premises of the argument I want to highlight that this argument is probabilistic. What this means is that "The Problem of Evil" is an argument that weighs up all the evil and gratuitous suffering in the world...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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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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    Family Members And Friends Are Not Agreeing With Me Doing This

    When I think about the time line, it was some 4 years ago this started. I keep thinking it's 2 years, but we've lived where we are now for 2 years and we got our dogs 3 years ago...as they are both 3 years old this Spring (March and April of 2013)...so, that means this must have...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F Jan 26, 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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    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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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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 7 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Enlightenment For Everyone

    Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within." These words ring out over the eons and to this day they are still true. From Jesus, to Mohammad, to Buddha himself, the main point of any religion on Earth is to reach the seemingly ever out of reach Nirvana. And everyone has the...
    druidmarch druidmarch 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 30, 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...
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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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    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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    And My Spouse Is Not

    There are few things left that bring me back down to lower vibrational states such as emotional pain but, concern for the dynamics of my relationship and the eternal energy of my spouse are definitely two of them: Since embarking on my quest for spiritual enlightenment (six...
    TylerDurdenEsq TylerDurdenEsq 31-35 5 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    I don't think I will ever find someone who can keep up with me. I am constantly doing work, constantly failing, but making those failures into successes. I am constantly striving...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Well...not exactly "striving". But I'm focusing my attention and energy on what I want. It's part of my "redecorating" process, in that I want to vibrate at a higher frequency...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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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...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Namaste! I try to be spiritual. I've been traveling on this road of enlightenment. It's been a good journey so far, and my perspective has dramatically changed from before. I...
    ForgiveForgetLetitGo ForgiveForgetLetitGo 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I was no raised in a church, but I got saved after reading the bible in my early 20's....I went to church a lot over the next 4-5 years, but got very disenchanted with what I saw...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I forged new ground today, making it a point to indulge in meaningless Facebook drama for upwards of a quarter hour...many faces did I gaze up, stopping at those most fair and...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 1

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    Making an effort to be a better 'person', is a fraud. WHat?! Yep that’s what I said. Striving to ‘be’ a ‘good person’ will ultimately fail. Why ? Because it is linked to...
    TanyaWhite TanyaWhite 41-45, F Apr 2

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    I wanna talk about what I've found in my spiritual journey :) 1. I believe that Earth serves as a sort of school for us. We come here to learn important lessons. For example...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    The Real Battle As I wrote about in the previous entitled article Demon Possession and the Real Battle, I discovered that the spiritual battle did not involve yelling and screaming...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Ok time for the rest of the stuff I've come to learn on my spiritual journey! Please read my first post on this if you haven't already. Otherwise a lot of this one won't make sense...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Ever since I was a small child, I have had both positive and negative encounters with the spirit realm. Some of the encounters were through dreams and nightmares, others through...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Okay so recently since becoming a teenager and finding so many religions in the world i have realised i am really spiritual. I don't particularly follow any religion in particular...
    cutiepatootie96 cutiepatootie96 16-17, F Mar 22

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