Physical Discipline and Balance
Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:09 PM
Broke, poachin' ass bitches in these streets,
So many people wanna see me fall,
Invite me to the table but don't want me to eat at all.... ---- Z'Ro the Crooked
Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:00 PM
But at the same time this keeps my longing for the spiritual world, otherworld, non physical world.. Etc etc. I often refer to my body as a flesh prison. It sounds harsh but that's really how I feel. It's hard for me to care about mundane issues because my head is so in the clouds because of this. I find solace in slipping between realms. So in a way I use it to my advantage.
On the other hand I've only really scratched the surface of the magical world. I feel like my lack of energy and discipline is keeping me from going further. I am currently working on getting myself in better physical shape. So maybe I'll come with a good update to this topic in a few months.
Posted 20 February 2015 - 05:13 PM
Thats not to say that health problems necessarily damper ones progress, but I do think those things need to be taken care of in the best way you can. I also have thyroid issues, which gives me difficulty focusing/irritability/bloating/tiredness when left unchecked. Those symptoms make it difficult to do work I feel satisfied with (magic and mundane equally). But when I eat living foods and get exersize, stretch my body (this is important) and am mindful of where my symptoms are, I can function and have plenty of energy. It varies person to person, but I do think that physical is tied in, but I believe all things are connected, so there is that.
Monsno, I liked your point about practioners leaving their bodies and therefore the physical body for them is less important. It made me think. What do you think about the ease of learning to do so, however? What I mean to ask is would someone who is in good physical shape (not talking svelte or jacked here, just well fed nutritionally and at least somewhat active) have an easier time getting into those states than someone who maybe doesnt (or isnt able to) care for their bodies in the same way? Im not talking potential, as I think that unhealthy people can practice too, but that it might take a little more effort at first. The reason I think so is because even in dreamwork, If I have eaten too much or too heavy of food before I go to bed, my dreams are hazy and harder to work with. If I have not been getting enough exersize or sunshine, then my dreams are full of dust and clutter type themes, I understand now it is a signal to care for myself. When I do take care I lucid dream like crazy, and usually not even on purpose. Recall is also greatly impoved when my body feels "clean". Of course this is my own experience and a simplified example, but i wondered what everyone thought about mind/body balance and the learning aspect of it.
Posted 29 May 2015 - 04:53 AM
"But sometimes the intent is to harm." - Me