I have come to realize recently that I no longer tolerate abnormal lighting conditions. Several months ago I replaced all the bright bulbs in my room with the dimmest ones I could find. Then I went from using electric lights to just opening the blinds the majority of the time. The only time I use electric lighting in my room is after dark, and I use colored lights like red or green because everything else irritates me. Similarly, I feel indoor lighting should match the weather outside (such as dim lights if it's cloudy) and if it isn't, I feel very agitated. I am turning in to quite the light-grump, apparently.
Change in taste after starting a path
Posted 06 December 2014 - 08:20 PM
Do you feel the 'buzz' in the electricity?
The lighting matching the weather makes sense. I prefer it that way, too. Those of us that are drawn to Nature in this special way get it, hun. That's actually pretty normal. Just relax into it. If you prefer your environment that way - then enjoy it that way.
Posted 06 December 2014 - 09:51 PM
Lights/electricity are very distracting to me sometimes... lighting for me distracts me from building strength and focus...anyone else feel that way?
As far as a change in taste goes, it's very hard to say because my life has been moving at a fast pace lately with some turbulence.. but I can say even before this all started, I had a decrease in appetite with no drop in energy. Usually if I don't eat I feel hungry and tired, but after I started focusing more attention on my path, I just wasn't eating as much and had as much energy. It was interesting...
Edited by Hecolyte, 06 December 2014 - 10:17 PM.
Posted 07 December 2014 - 03:28 AM
Hecolyte I am the same way lights and electricity make it very hard for me to build energy. I have recently been going through changes in my senses I find that I am more sensitive to different types of energy around me other peoples energy and natural earth energy. Which has made my Craft more effective in certain ways. I do like a dim blue light I find it very relaxing and opens up my mind. As far as taste I have been craving sweets like crazy and I ways a person who hardly ever ate sweets.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:52 AM
I think the one thing that has changed for me is I prefer the quiet, when I was younger, before I started practising more often, I could listen to music while doing things (reading, computer etc). Now I can't handle it, the noise invades my mind too much. I had an energy worker tell me it was because my mind is busy which is why I can never truly quiet it. That and lamb always smells decomposing to me when it cooks so I can't stomach it.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:06 AM
I can eat lamb all day though - probably my second favorite meat after goat.
Ever get stinky broccoli though? Now that stuff smells gnarly!
Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:10 PM
Travsha you brought up smells and that made me realize that I used to love Maple syrup and candy now I can't stand the smell of Maple. It is funny how we change in such ways.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:11 PM
Funny! When I practice dieta in the Amazon (restricted diet/fast), it really changes your sense of smell.... Certain things about other people will smell incredibly strong and gnarly - especially semen and menstrual fluid.... You can actually smell them on people who come in from town sometimes, and it is surprising intense during the length of the diet. (fades after you end the diet and add salt ect back into your diet). I remember one guy apparently couldnt take the "no sex" requirement of dieta, and went into town to "get supplies".... While getting supplies, they also masturbated, and everyone could smell it when he got back - it was pretty funny and strange that so many people could smell what he had done!
Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:05 PM
I crave Cayenne pepper, it's so bizarre. I must have it. It's been over a year now with no signs of stopping.
Fasting is demanded of me before a large working... kinda sucks b/c the spontaneity of magic goes out the window.
I've come to know that when my appetite vanishes for 16+ hours, 'work' is on the way.
I feel better when I eat 3-5 small meals throughout the day (ignoring traditional meals and meal time entirely.)
Raw food makes me giddy.... Such a rush. So freaking weird, like I'm drunk.
ALL 'NEW' to me.
**RR, been feeling the buzz of electricity since I can recall... I can hear it humm and sing, change pitch and intensity... 24/7.
99.9% I feel the phone or doorbell before it actually rings.
**Wex, that bright lighting has always bothered me, too. I sooo get that weather matching the lighting thing !!!
**Travsha - ugh that heightened sense of smell can be really gross sometimes. Glad I wasn't there for that. So Nasty... haha
Edited by Nikki, 13 December 2014 - 05:15 PM.
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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:06 PM
I have stopped eating meat. I have never been a big meat eater but as my path progressed I started to get freaked out by meat. Now I am a happy vegetarian. I have tried eating a piece of fish but it tasted horrible and the smell of meat being cooked nauseates me. I do get occasional cravings for sushi but I am not able to go through with purchasing it.
Posted 14 December 2014 - 03:46 PM
Since you mentioned veggies, I have been craving some that I used to hate like beets,squash and egg plant.
Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:40 PM
Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:56 AM
I never thought of this before but shortly after heavily doing Magic I became a vegitarian.
Posted 20 July 2018 - 01:55 PM
Hm...I know there's a difference between experiencing a change in how you crave or perceive certain tastes and in making a dietary choice. I don't recall ever having an inexplicable shift in taste after starting down any one of the paths I've trod down, though in certain instances I did feel the want/need to adjust my eating habits. When I was new to Buddhism for example I thought that going vegan was the most mindful and compassionate way to live, though over time I became less rigid and critical about it. Later when I was dipping into more overtly nature centric ideologies, I again thought it best to veer away from meat consumption, but it didn't seem to do anything to enhance my experience, so it didn't stick. Now I stick with a ketogenic eating lifestyle, and the sustained energy it provides me compared to any eating habit beforehand has benefited my magic-working ways massively.