The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 5.

So far in the completion process, we have reflected and written down what is in our totality of images as well as the ideal images we want to embody and radiate. For many, there will be more differences than similarities. Ultimately, we want to take the parts that make us feel weak and powerless and change them in order to change our limiting beliefs and cognition. We want to be congruent across all four images.

Now that we’ve written what we currently have and what we want, we have to go to the next part. This section of the process deals directly with the emotions, thoughts, and senses that come to us when we think of each statement. Let us work with the example, in my inner image, I cognize that I am shy and quiet. In my outer image, I cognize that I am extroverted and talkative. When I engage in the behavior of socializing, the friction between these two images will occur in. I feel that I’m not being ‘myself’ (inner image) and my outer image will constantly interrupt me and say how I am not being myself, that I should just stick to listening and not interrupt those who are talking. In truth, it’s not even required that you have a statement about yourself. The whole point of this exercise is to find out which parts of you aren’t integrated (and believe me when I say there is a lot of parts that need to be handled.) If you notice that there is a congruence that you don’t like (outer image is “I am a nobody” and others’ image is “I am a nobody”) then you are more than obligated to your higher self to change it immediately. So how do we fix these in-completions? This is the part where you ‘face yourself’.

First, reflect on the image you want to have, that makes you feel powerful, free and ever-expansive. Then, refer to the image that you have. When you experience the image you currently have, there will be phrases, emotions, and memories that come rushing through your system that may contradict what you want. This ‘gap’ is what you’re going to be bridging. Understand that all these emotions and feelings stem from events in your life that shape the way you see yourself and others.

For each statement you wrote for your current images, write down everything that pops up in your mind. It’s important that you write as vividly and detailed as you possibly can. This can be in the form of sense experiences, things certain people said to you (or you told yourself), events of things that happened, even illogical things (you might think of a toy, a TV show, game, or something completely random.) The mind is powerful, but it isn’t rational or logical in the way we think of it. Whatever comes up, extract it from the mind and put it in writing so you can see the baselessness of it.

Chances are there will be some traumatic events, events that you want to suppress and never recall again. It doesn’t take a counselor to remind you that anything repressed doesn’t stay down forever and will become a huge drive in the guilt and fear one experiences in their life. Write it as consciously and as detailed as possible.

*Please leave a comment or message me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or insights thus far. We still have another few parts to go over!*




The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 4.

We went over the first part of the completion process, which is to write EVERYTHING that we feel in our respective inner image, outer image, others’ image, and life image, and to be honest with ourselves. When you write down your thoughts and feelings on paper, you begin to see with a little more clarity the ideas you have about yourself instead of trying to juggle these images in your mind. When you really observe these beliefs you carry about yourself, chances are the majority of beliefs are complete opposites.

For instance, your outer image may say something like, “I am relaxed, calm, and insightful.” However, your inner image may say something along the lines of “I am nervous and confused.” These images are completely contradictory, not integrated. This reflects many of the actions you take. Your outer image may decide to be more social and you want to change, but your inner image says to you that you cant change, you’re an introvert! (This is what you would call the id to the ego.) This gap is the root cause of ALL your self-doubt.

Differences between your outer image and others’ image lead to what ultimately becomes self-hatred. For example, someone might say that they are very outgoing, talkative and sociable. They engage with others and are highly interactive. Others’ image can vary. There will be people who will perceive the same thing, there will also be people that don’t really care. Of course, there will be others that perceive you’re annoying or insecure. They want you to be a different way. It’s important that you understand that this explicitly doesn’t create an in-completion. If someone says something to you that is the opposite of the way you perceive yourself and that makes you feel weak and powerless, that becomes an in-completion. You’ll always feel that you are never enough for yourself or anyone else.

When talking about others’ image, it can be what others think about your or what others want you to be (My friends think I’m introverted and quiet, which fits my outer image because I usually keep to myself. My mom wants me to find a job like everyone else, but I don’t want to make money that way.) Life image concerns your beliefs and ideas about how others should be. The contradictions from these two images lead everyone to self-denial. A personal example of this would be in my others’ image, others say that I should speak up more and state an opinion to get my voice heard. In my life image, I feel others spout their opinions nonsensically without getting anything done, talk is cheap without action. When contrasts are this different and I feel powerless about it, this gives rise to self-denial. When we hear others say something about us about how we should be and it doesn’t fit our image, the in-completion occurs when we feel hopeless about it.

The next question that gets asked is, “From where do these differences arise?”

Before I reveal that, on a separate sheet of paper, write down what you want to be and hold in your inner, outer, others’, and life image. Whatever it is you want to be about you, whatever it is you want to project to others, whatever it is you want others to cognize about you, and whatever it is you want to cognize about life, just write it down. Don’t be afraid of what you want.

The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 3.

The individual Atman can be divided into 4 parts.

The Inner Image – the way that you think, feel, believe, perceive about yourself. This includes personal descriptions (I am tall, smart, attractive, ugly, weak, depressed, shy, extroverted, a doctor, easily distracted, weird, a loner, popular…) ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you cognize about yourself.

The Outer Image – the way you project yourself to others, any image of yourself you assume yourself as towards family, friends, strangers, animals, and so on. (I am relaxed, down to earth, shy, introverted, happy, intelligence, more rational than ___,just a child…) ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you project yourself to be to others.

The Others’ Image – the way others perceive you. These are the judgements, ideas, expectations, and opinions that others have about you, whether or not you are aware of them. (He/She is silly, fun, cute, annoying, quiet, stupid, a loser, cool, fun to be around, strange, creepy, should be doing _____,…) ANYTHING and EVERYTHING others feel about you.

The Life Image – the way you cognize and believe about life. Your general idea and feelings towards life and meaning of existence. (Life is great, okay, so-so, terrible, life, unfair, who cares, nothing, meaningless…) ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you feel towards life.

(The reason I put anything and everything in caps is because there are images and beliefs you have that you feel don’t have an influence on other aspects in your life. However, like your body systems, every part of you is connected.)

What others call ego is a conflict between images, which create in-completions. There is no other force acting in the individual besides you, the Atman. In-completions occur as a result of feeling weak, angry, confused, irritated, any negative association that makes you feel POWERLESS in ANY situation. Unfortunately, there are a lot of conflicts that stem from events in your life which you identify yourself as. This false association leads to the creation of these in-completions. Even with intellectual understanding and time between events, emotion and fear will always hold a tighter grip until it’s been faced and melted down in your system. It is this phase of seeking that traps and deludes all seekers. The toughest part of the spiritual journey is going through these in-completions in the self, making oneself complete, reaching the state of origin (enlightenment).


The Completion Process, Part 1

You will need:

a note book, a pencil, time for yourself, and a space where you can’t be bothered.

For each image, write down everything that you belief and identify with, each image being on a separate page.

No matter how silly or insecure you may feel, just write it down. Never try to sugar coat anything you say.

Do this with authenticity and honesty.

Whatever you write down should be written the way you would say it to yourself: raw.

Whatever you write is for your eyes only.


The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 2.

So if there’s no ego, then what is the self?

In Sanskrit, there is an idea of the self, called the atman. It undergoes experiences to realize the atman’s true self in order to reach moksha, which is liberation. Throughout the atman’s journey, it experiences so many events and phenomena, given labels such as birth, milestone, dilemma, tragedy, crisis, miracle, and so on. Seen simply as happenings, the atman retains the experience and the associated emotions and feelings become engrams in the bio-memory of the body. The stronger the emotion, the more prominent it shows in the individual’s thoughts, behaviors, and actions.

Unfortunately, humans are more inclined to relate and link together negative experiences. Humans have an innate desire to perceive patterns so they can make a meaning and relate with it. This process is so deep-rooted that it becomes the default process of cognizing experiences for many. As a result, the self-created ‘ego’ becomes more and more powerful. The ego becomes real.

There is more than one way to look at an individual, in relation with themselves, others, and mind. However, there is also an optimal way to look at an individual. Are you aware of the default settings you carry?

“Mind is trained from a very young age to think that life moves from one worry to the other or from one pain to another, never from one joy to another. If you feel there is something wrong with what you are seeing, then you should look back in at yourself because what you see outside is only a reflection of what is inside you.” – H.H. Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swami

The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 1.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the ego, as many people falsely associated with the self. In context to Sigmund Freud’s idea of psychoanalysis, ego is the self, constantly in dilemma with the id and superego. A grossly simplified explanation is the self is in constant dilemma with the devil and angel, both of which are construed within the individual. For many, this idea is easy to understand and relate with because it puts into perspective what a problem is and where it comes from.

The belief and association to the ego is problematic. Among the mass, the word ‘ego’ has  negative connotations, being selfish and full of desire. Guilt is a common feeling that comes as a result of associating the self as the ego. Outside of many people’s awareness, this idea of ‘ego’ creates a story-like interpretation of the individual that creates a form of feeling of accomplishment in life. This is detrimental to the individual self because it creates a general sense of justifying poor dispositions and outcomes and as a result, it allows complacency.

There is nothing wrong with having desires and wanting ‘more.’ As an existential being, you’re entitled to the universe and what it has to offer. However, there’s something wrong with greed and over-consumption.

There is nothing wrong with feeling afraid, fearful, or embarrassed. In some point of your life, an event has occurred in which these engrams have been placed in your bio-memory. However, there is something wrong with realizing it and not taking action to remove the engrams from your system.

You are NOT your experiences.

Your experiences are NOT related in any way, you’ve just created a time-line association.

You are NOT required to act upon a thought or idea.

You are NOT required to run your life.

You are NOT the ego.





Haritaki: The Most Potent, Powerful Detox You’ve Never Heard Of

Straight to the facts.

There are so many different kinds of health products, supplements, and regiments for getting into shape, maintaining stamina and health, hair growth, improving eye sight, building muscle, and so much more. In fact, it would likely take a long time to learn about all the existing methods that exist all over the world, twice as long to test each method and product to see which has a LONG-TERM and NOTICEABLE effect for each individual.

You probably hear through television ads, word of mouth, Internet, magazines, articles, or any kind of media about what the celebrities use, what has been in development in science, and what trainers use to keep themselves and their clients in good health. In this day and age of information and technology, humans have access to exponentially vast amounts of information, even more than the average human can handle so it’s easy to find what it is you’re looking for. However, it’s not always easy to discern what works and doesn’t, and it’s important to know what to look for. The case remains the same with health products.

Many supplements and regiments, like multivitamins, health foods and drinks, certain weight loss programs and dieting fads, have gained a lot of publicity and fame due to the constant advertising. It’s common to hear many success stories and testimonials on behalf of their advantages. It’s great that it’s working for some people, but there are many downsides that aren’t favorable when exposed.

Let’s talk about multivitamins for a moment.

There are hundreds of brands in many department stores and pharmacies. They are easily accessible and are inexpensive. Many are even doctor recommended. On the other hand, multivitamins don’t exactly ‘replenish’ a vitamin deficiency. In fact, according to experts, they might not do anything at all!

On top of that, you’re taking in synthetic chemicals used in the processing of the supplement. Doesn’t seem like the best use of money if you take all these ‘filler pills’ with no major benefits or long term effects.

Next, exercise regiments/programs.

In comparison to supplements, effects from workouts are felt through dopamine release in the brain and physical results are visible. Exercise and movement is important to keep a healthy body, and along with a healthy diet it does wonders for the body. In addition with taking a lot of time to lose weight, most people simply don’t have the focus to keep up with a specific program. They will do it for a short period of time, feel like they’ve earned a reward which deters them from abstaining from junk foods and drinks, and over time they will stop being consistent with their progress and results. Later, they will end up blaming the program being ineffective, look for something else, and lose money in the long run. Again, this isn’t about everyone, but the vast majority end up following this cycle and giving up.

Diet fads also share some commonalities with exercise regiments as they are usually done together. From liquid diets, ketogenic diets, alkaline diets, raw foods diets, and so on, there are many to choose from and it takes time to see results. Diets certainly play a big role in one’s health. Just like workout programs, those who go on a diet, go primarily not to be ‘healthy’ per se, but to lose weight. Some diet plans may work in the short term, some may even extend to several months if done with perseverance. Unfortunately, these methods are not enough for long lasting health. Some diets are just flat out DANGEROUS. The understanding that diets are simply for weight loss is very superficial. It misses the point of restoring and maintaining the body in as pristine condition as possible.

What people don’t realize is that health is more than just physical exercise and eating well to maintain working bodily functions. Health also includes the psychological aspect, being clear-minded and balancing stress, and breathing, the purity of oxygen and air being put into the body.  I am not denying that there are some very good options that can increase the longevity and overall health of people. There are many successful things that have been created and implemented that have given people breakthroughs in their health. What I am saying is that in the pursuit of good health, quality isn’t always first. When people hear they need to drink more water, they may reach over for bottled water or tap water, unaware of the quality of the water and the added chemicals, the source of where it came from, and the legitimacy of the company. When people are told to eat more fruits or vegetables, they will go to the supermarket and buy conventional foods, which have wax coverings and pesticides. Even something as common as exercise can be problematic. When working out, people don’t always know the right techniques or proper methods of pulling and lifting, and end up getting hurt. According to the CDC, in 2014, there were over 39.5 MILLION people sent to the hospital due to injury and poisoning related causes.

Let’s say you do everything correct: eating organic, drinking clean water, exercising properly with a coach, going to the gym, taking time to meditate and learn new things. This is optimal for the general public (although consistency if executed will vary) but something is still missing. Day in and day out, your body is constantly working on removing toxins and keeping your system clean. External pollution in the air and water also aren’t very good for the body. There are still many diseases and ailments that can strike. The conventional foods and drinks that aren’t removed of impurities and chemicals get consumed and get in the body. Many people like to disregard that these additives have any significant effect on the body, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Additives and chemicals when introduced into the body don’t simply go in and out of the digestive system. Chemicals get spread all over the body when introduced to the circulatory system (i.e. entering the blood stream.) Whether you’re aware of it or not, it’s likely that there is a host of chemicals laying comfortably in the grooves of your brain, walls of your heart and intestines, and in your kidney and lungs. Take a close look on the food package’s ‘ingredients’ section and figure out why each ingredient is required. It takes a long time to clean out some of those toxins without reintroducing more and more chemicals. It’s these chemicals that contribute to psychological issues like irritability, brain fog, lethargy, and tiredness and exacerbate conditions like asthma, diabetes, and cancer. Other problems that occur due to toxicity in the body include acne, eczema, and hair loss.

I am implying a DIRECT connection between the body and mind. The quality of what goes into your body will certainly affect your body in some way. It’s absurd to think that additives and chemicals being put into the food, water, and air we consume won’t have an effect on our physical bodies and mental capabilities. The human body is a complicated and intricate system that relies on every other part to perform smoothly. Additives and chemicals in the brain play a huge role in disorder related to the nervous system as well as impurities in the guts and intestines lead to disorders with the digestive system. What affects one system, has a tremendous effect on the other system. This is where detoxing comes in.

Detoxification is the process of removing impurities from the body. There are various teas, herbs, supplements, techniques, and procedures that are implemented and advertised, usually placed in diet plans. There are some with really wonderful results, some really fatal, and the rest in between. Chances are you have heard of options such as cranberry and pomegranate juice detox, Yogi tea, fasting, and sweating. But have you heard of the solution, Haritaki?

Haritaki is a fruit that is utilized in Ayurvedic medicine. It is found in India and can be taken orally or through the skin. It can be taken in its whole form or as a powder. It can also be found in soap, mouthwash, toothpaste, oil and hair products. It is commonly known to be good for dropping high-blood pressure, easing constipation, lessening cholesterol, reduce cavities, improving metabolic function, and SO MUCH MORE. By Ayurvedic healers, Haritaki is known as the ‘king of medicines.’ They believe that it exists to eliminate disease, remove impurities from the body, and improve and promote tissue and cell regeneration. According to the Hindu incarnation, His Holiness Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda, the consumption of pure Haritaki powder increases oxygen levels by 300%! It’s also noticed by consumers that after the first night, there is a noticeable, improved mental clarity the next morning. Blood gets purified, fat gets removed, and mental cognition improves drastically as the body rids itself of debilitating heavy metals and other chemicals in the body. The list goes on:

  • Improvement of skin conditions
  • Improvement of vision
  • Improvement of memory
  • Overall disease prevention
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Improved liver function
  • and the list goes on…..

It’s important to note that taking the right dose and consuming pure Haritaki (preferably in powder form, without capsule) without additives, along with pure water, affects the degree of these benefits. In combination with healthy life style changes, proper exercise, healthy foods, meditation, and engagement in life, Haritaki will be the greatest addition in your life you’ve never heard of.

*I am not a certified health practitioner. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. *This article is for informational purposes.

What Is Panchakriya and Why You Need to Start Now

Pancha means ‘5’ and kriya means ‘process’, so Panchakriya means ‘5 processes.’ But processes for what?

According to Vedic tradition, there are 3 main biological energies contained in the mind-body system, called ‘doshas‘. These 3 doshas are called ‘vata‘ (air/ether), ‘pitta‘ (fire), and ‘kapha‘ (earth/water). Our body is made of these 3 doshas, which themselves constitute the 5 elements. When any one of these 3 doshas are in an imbalance, this creates dis-ease in the body. Left neglected or exacerbated, this gives rise to greater issues within the body.

In order to flush out toxins, diseases, and negative energies in our body and sustain a healthy body, doing panchakriya is essential. Whether it be extra air trapped in the body, too much heat in the stomach, a chemical or hormonal imbalance in the blood or body fluids, or additives and chemicals in the sulci of the brain, these 5 techniques do wonders for your body and well-being. Your body is better able to absorb and utilize the energies  that are present. The 5 different processes are done at different times of the day.

So what are the 5 steps to Panchakriya?

Neem juice/tea – Every morning, drinking a cup of neem tea or neem juice invigorates the body and breaks down the build up of toxins that get introduced to the body from food, water, and air. Not only that, but it also reduces dandruff, assists in the treatment of diabetes, improves gastric system, and so much more. It’s best to use fresh neem leaves and brew your own tea. Otherwise, finding organic neem juice or powder and mixing it with pure water works well, too.

Enema (rectum cleanse) – Cleaning the colon removes the crap (pun intended) that builds up. This heals and cleans up the digestive system. The brain-gut connection also improves, providing lots of clarity and removing dense brain fog. For some people, it even helps in relieving allergies, fatigue, even weight problems. It’s important to use pure water, free of any additives or chemicals. It’s also best to use warm water, not too hot or too cold.

Eye Cleansing – Would you be surprised if I told you that your eyes collect dust and contaminant particles as well as heat up? The best way to cool down and remove those particles is to use an eye cup and wash the eyes. Using pure water, pour it into the cup. Then place your eye securely over the opening. Holding the cup over your eye and looking up, keep your eye open and rotate your eye in a clockwise and counter clockwise direction. When switching eyes, change the water and repeat.

Nose cleansing – Due to diet and environment issues, people develop allergies and congestion problems. Sinus issues arise because of this. Whether it be inflammation or a build up of phlegm and mucus, using a neti pot to rinse flush out toxins can do much more than just provide a moment of relief. Using a pure, warm water saline solution, put the hose end into one nostril and tilt your head until water flows into the opposite nostril, keeping your head over a large bowl or sink. When the pot runs out, refill and switch nostrils. Pink salt is preferred.

Haritaki – Right before bed, a spoonful of haritaki powder pushes out all of the toxins that have accumulated throughout the day. In addition, it has benefits for virtually every system in the body, including the central nervous system, digestive system, circulatory system, and endocrine system.*Conventionally, the fifth part of the panchakriya is to use a sutra neti (cord) but this technique is best done under the supervision of an experienced teacher.*

‘Your body’s sickness, it has nothing to do with your mind. I tell you, work on your ‘Body.’ You just need to keep your stomach clean and light. Nothing else! You just need to carry your body gracefully. Nothing else!’ – H.H. Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

**You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem. Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.