The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 7.

By this point, you should feel as if a large load has been lifted off your shoulders. Perhaps the reliving portion hasn’t completely set in, but that is okay. Keep trying and persist until the emotions from that event leave your system.

The final step in the completion process may be a challenge for most people. For the final step, you must confront the people or person that’s involved in your in-completions.

For many people, this step will be neglected which isn’t terrible, but it is this step that will truly liberate you and the other party.

When you talk to the other person, you ask them to simply listen to what you have to say. Talk about each relevant event and what you went through. When you do this, don’t attack, hurl abuse, or harm them in any way. You tell them the situation in the space that you experienced it and as objective as possible. Use phrases like “I felt like….”, “When *this* happened, I did *this*”, and so on. At the end of your talk, firmly declare to yourself and the other that you’ll never allow this emotion or experience to interfere with your life again. Chances are the other person will respond in 4 ways:

  1. The other person will have been also affected by the experience and will also want to say something about it. Usually, they will also feel very relieved at the end.
  2. The other person will feel offended and try to attack or insult you. Don’t entertain the other part when this happens; just thank them for listening and give them space.
  3. The other person will be confused as to why you’re even talking about this. You can tell them the truth. Keep it personal.
  4. The other person won’t care.

Regardless of the reaction, this exercise gives both parties some form of relief. This is ultimately to give you a deeper sense of closure and really get rid of the engrams that remain in your bio-memory. Do this with emotion, you have to feel the emotions rise when you confront the other party. In the event that the other party is deceased, you can use a picture of them.

This completion process is not created by me. I learned it from my master, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, and am simply spreading the technique for all to use. My master himself also is not the creator of this technique. It can be found in the Agamas, one of the Hindu scriptures.

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The Conspiracy of the Ego: Part 6.

So far in the Completion Process, we have went over the following:

  1. What are the inner, outer, others’ and life images we have
  2. What are the inner, outer, others’ and life images we want to have
  3. The emotions that are in the gap of the images we have and the images we want
  4. The associated experiences and senses that get triggered

We have written all of these down in detail and given the amount of integrity and authenticity you’ve put, even more memories and feelings should have surfaced. Chances are you have figured out there are a lot of contradicting feelings and ideas you have internally. The way you want to be is nowhere near where you are currently. It’s your decision to allow these emotions and experiences to hold you back from expressing the self you want to project. So now that at least most of the major incidences have been exposed, what do we do next?

Simply, you will relive each incident. Reliving is relieving.

In mediation, you will go back to each incident. Go back to that point in time, relating to the best of your ability the age, the mindset, the beliefs, the clothes, the senses, EVERYTHING that happened in that moment.

I have to make this clear: remembering is NOT reliving! Don’t listen to your mind when it tries to rationalize the feelings or experience!

The difference between remembering and reliving is time. When you remember, you don’t relate anymore to that part of your past because time has passed and your dimensions have changed. When you relive, you assimilate those dimensions of your past and go through what it is you went through. This is the most difficult part of the process because we may have forgotten a lot of the details. The idea is to assimilate as much as you can and consciously go through the experience again and again until the emotions associated with that memory pass through your system.

There will be times when emotions easily slip out of you. There will also be moments when traumatic events are relived in the body. You will go through the emotional turmoil and that is the point. Consciously be aware of this, but allow the emotions to come out. Don’t hold back. Just observe yourself, your mind, and whatever it is you are going through. Observe the same way you would observe a familiar stranger going through hard times, without judgement or input. Simply allow it to happen in you.

A few other things:

You will have to relive the experiences more than once, at least 5 times. The emotions need to be broken down to the point they no longer have any control over your will.

Be comfortable and well-rested when you do this.

Your mind will try to take you away from the process by justifying the experiences. It will tell you that it’s not your fault, you were young, it was a long time ago, you learned from your mistakes, etc…DO NOT HEED YOUR MIND. GO THROUGH WITH THE PROCESS. If those experiences really didn’t matter anymore, they wouldn’t be affecting the choices you make and the experience you undergo now. There is no relationship between the experiences of ‘You’ in the past and the experiences of ‘You’ now.

If you do this exercise intensely, consciously, and authentically, you should feel lighter mentally and physically. You should feel as if loads of weight have been removed from your system. Many people also undergo physical changes. In my experience, my lower-body increased in flexibility. The thoughts that you have have an effect on your physical body, they create blockages and can remove them as well.

There is still one more part…

Share your experiences in the comments!

 

 

 

 

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 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’ hasĀ  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.

 

 

 

 

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 energiesĀ  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.