I’m working with many consciousness tools, some that I have spent a long time studying, others that I did not connect with much and others are on my mind to study one day.
Here are some of the tools I tried, made part of my life or plan on trying.
The fact that I experimented or learned the tools below does not mean I recommend them to anyone, I am just sharing some of my past experience here.
“There is no effort wasted on this path” (working on yourself) - Greg
As I wrote on my post on morning pages I see journaling as a powerful knowledge tool about myself self therapy. Writing whatever comes to mind first thing in the morning is a view into your subconscious and a precious memory of how you felt in the past. It always gave me great learnings about myself.
daily practice in our discord community
vipassana 10 day silent retreat in 2010
8 days in silence over XMas and NYE in 2021 at Pachamama in Costa Rica
The “Red Road” of the Lakotas and Mayas (what is it?)
Learned to enjoy the Inipi or Temezcal (Mexican name) sweat lodge
Two vision quests in South Dakota at Bear Butte with Lakotas
One 4 day no food no water (dry fast) vision quest in Maya jungle near Bacalar, Mexico with Miguel
Years of work on myself with two therapists in the bay area after my divorce.
group therapy work
worked for the first time by myself on my “shadows”
disliked it but I reckon it was useful in some ways
some aspects of it really bothered me (a bit cultish) this is why I generally do not recommend it spontaneously but never tell people who decided to do it not to.
Tried many times to like it and “stick to it” but always gave up after a while, it did not “stick”
I have on my mind to resume one day…
It doesn’t have much to do with the Yoga as we understand it in the modern world, it feels much more mystical to me and makes me very curious
Did about a year every week at the Kundalini Yoga Center of San Francisco which is apparently now closed (seems to be online only) as I write this, I loved it and it helped me through tough times even though the teachers all white attire triggered me at the time… it would not today.
The community suffered immensely when their leader who took first to the west the “secret teachings”, Yogi Bhajan, was found leaving generations of followers sexually, emotionally and physically abused.
I have never participated in any “cultish events” there, only did the practice and I liked it, I often do some kundalini poses still, mostly Sat Kriya
I did almost daily Sat Kriya when I started the one year absolutely no sex dieta in the jungle and it helped me a lot
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