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by Vivien
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Requesting Vivian as a guide :-)
Replies: 66
Views: 1922

Re: Requesting Vivian as a guide :-)

Hi Ben, In direct experience there is no extra property to this 'me' phenomenon lol, other than sensation. I've taken it as that, because as the sensation varies in intensity, my mood seem to slowly shift worse or better. I can see that the sensation is one thing and the thought are another. There i...
by Vivien
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to cut through the BS
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Ready to cut through the BS

Hi Dylan, LOL, yes! I am aware. :) But thank you for pointing this out. And I will continue point out intellectualization :) Like this one (but you did a nice looking in general): I could use direct experience of vision to check my height, by standing next to a measuring stick. Then my eyes could gi...
by Vivien
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Feel like I'm close but need a push
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Feel like I'm close but need a push

Hi Dave, The idea of the imaginary spoon being 'real' is no different than the idea one's that imaginary superpowers are 'real.' Yes, nice discovery :) In your everyday world, how do you judge whether something is real? What's your criteria? Just list it. Rather than give me an explanation, try to k...
by Vivien
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Seeing that frees
Replies: 132
Views: 7894

Re: Seeing that frees

Hi Echoz, All right, let’s start it. We are going to start to investigate thoughts. Seeing thoughts clearly is essential part of the inquiry. It is very important that you never think or ponder on the questions. Rather you actually have to look what you can see in your immediate experience without a...
by Vivien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to cut through the BS
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Ready to cut through the BS

Hi Dylan, I don't know where that "I" is. I can't find it. Maybe it is just a collection of thoughts and things that can't be defined exactly, sort of a cloud or a pile of stuff. Maybe it's like asking "where is America?" You can find it on a map. But you can't experience "America" directly except t...
by Vivien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: wondering coyote
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: wondering coyote

Hi Coyote, reviewed the instructions on video again.... and see that I forgot to highlight your questions before I hit quote (or at least I think that is what I failed to do) and so it highlighted my response rather than your questions.... I hope I have it understood now for next exchange between us...
by Vivien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Feel like I'm close but need a push
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Feel like I'm close but need a push

Hi Dave, It's only the act of concentrating on the imagination that allows it to exist at all. OK, let’s look into this. You are saying that the concentration on the imagination allows the spoon to exist. So basically what you are saying that when there is an imagination of a spoon, then the spoon e...
by Vivien
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Seeing that frees
Replies: 132
Views: 7894

Re: Seeing that frees

Hi Echoz, Had a "mystical experience" like a decade ago that certainly had some traits of mania, but nothing since. That doesn’t count :) Since seeing through the self is not a state, not a different state that you are normally having. Many seekers believe that seeing through the separate individual...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Requesting Vivian as a guide :-)
Replies: 66
Views: 1922

Re: Requesting Vivian as a guide :-)

Hi Ben, B: its a sensation on the crown of my head, that wraps almost from ear to ear, it can feel quite fuzzy and heavy, those are the times when the most negative thoughts are present. I don't know if this is what you wanted, but this is what I've identified as the sense of 'me' V: Where is this l...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: wondering coyote
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: wondering coyote

Hi, I would like to ask you to learn to use the quotation function, so our conversation will be easier to read later for both of us. So here is the link to a video again how to quote: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=660 Sometimes I will ask lots of questions, which are pointers for you to where to look, so I wo...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: wondering coyote
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: wondering coyote

Hi, Welcome to Liberation Unleashed. My name is Vivien and I'd be happy to assist you in your inquiry. This is YOUR inquiry. I will not be giving you new ideas and beliefs; only assisting you in examining and questioning the ones that you already have. We can have a conversation and see where it tak...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Seeing that frees
Replies: 132
Views: 7894

Re: Seeing that frees

Hi Echoz, Mental suffering or maybe a "Dark night" so to speak. The self is ALREADY not there, and it has never been. So why would the seeing of this change anything? Dark night of the soul is a popular spiritual term, but I think it’s quite overrated. It’s not about seeing no-self, but about psycho...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to cut through the BS
Replies: 53
Views: 1397

Re: Ready to cut through the BS

All right Dylan, just be thorough :)

Have a nice day,
Vivien
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Feel like I'm close but need a push
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Feel like I'm close but need a push

Hi Dave, Indeed. Contemplation is just thinking about thinking. And what the thought is about is not experientially real. I can grasp that, but it still feels new and unusual. All right, then let’s try this out. This investigation should be very practical :) close your eyes, and feel the imaginary s...
by Vivien
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Seeing that frees
Replies: 132
Views: 7894

Re: Seeing that frees

Hi Echoz, Examining thoughts might be useful, seems to be a hangup. I tend to take thoughts as being true and accurate all the time. All right. We are going to deeply look into thoughts, but before doing so, let’s look into the fear/resistance. It’s important because fear can be a hindrance of going...

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