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1  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Is there racists in the astral? on: Yesterday at 17:37:13
I guess the only thing I can add in here is my own belief as none of us really know.

I have been working with a belief which I wish to explore over time, it is that the consciousness is me, but I am not the consciousness. So in a way I am you and you are me, but at the same time we are still ourselves.

So in that respect, I believe that there can be individual prejudices in the astral. Because while we are all part of the consciousness, we are not the same. Which leads me to believe that the beings we see in the astral could also be separate parts of the consciousness, just as we are.
Thanks for chiming in. And I agree that we are consciousness but consciousness isn't necessarily us.
2  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Seeing movement in the form of small marbles?? on: May 20, 2017, 15:21:14
I got bumped on my back when I was a kid two times in a row at night by an orb while laying down. Scared the crap out of me and I went crying to my mom and dad. I was about 10 years old.
3  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Harry Styles - Sign of the Times on: May 20, 2017, 15:14:20
Yeah everyone has their own songs they think are spiritual. Personally I think certain types of electronic dance music and trance is very spiritual. It's so captivating, certain types of melodies, cords, and words elicit certain types of emotions and memories.  

Here is a similar post I did a while back.

Astral projectors what songs remind you of the astral and why?
www.astralpulse.com/forums/welcome_to_astral_chat/astral_projectors_what_songs_remind_you_of_the_astral_and_why-t46066.0.html
4  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Lucid Dreaming meet up in VR on: May 20, 2017, 14:55:15
The second link is broken.  sad
5  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Automatic thoughts on: May 20, 2017, 14:53:41
Everyone here saying to go seek professional help. I disagree. A psychiatrist, psychologist or any other type of a doctor will not understand what is going on and most likely diagnose you with schizophrenia. This is NOT a mental condition and it is NOT only in your head.
Medical professionals may not be able to fully understand it, but medications still work for these types of things. Other than that I'm glad you found something that worked for you.
6  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Do you find that people cant accept that your a astral projector on: May 20, 2017, 14:35:50
Only one person in my whole family thinks astral projection is all in your head. Everyone else thinks it's probably real but they aren't interested in it really though either.
7  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Human intelligence (IQ) ... from the mind (soul), from the brain (genes)? on: May 11, 2017, 02:45:48
I believe human intelligence is a characteristic of the mind, it stays with the soul, and its development is one of the important goals in each incarnation.

From what I've read we are born with an IQ that doesn't suffer major fluctuations over one's life, under normal health circumstances.

On the other hand I've watched a couple of documentaries, that presented cases when individuals that suffered major traumas acquired new and exceptional gifts in disciplines as mathematics, painting, music, for which they didn't show even some interest before.

Is the brain only a limiting factor of our soul's intelligence, or more?

Yes I believe it can be. That is likely in part why we must reincarnate to evolve our souls. Though from what I understand from many sources is that your intelligence in the afterlife is much higher than what it is here on earth. But there is almost always room for improvement.

Yes I agree with everything you said here.

I've noticed behavioural characteristics in some individuals that are similar to those of certain relatives from previous generations, not only parents, but aunts and uncles, grandparents, or further.

Does the genetical inheritance play a role in the intelligence of an individual? Which and how?
I think you mean genetic inheritance here. This is something I learned about in college quite a bit. I've taken psychology classes and from what I've learned there is both a strong genetic and environmental factors that influence intelligence. So, yes genetics play a huge role. But also environmental influences are a much bigger contributor to intelligence than what a lot of people realize. This comes down to the old nature versus nurture debate. Most people these days though have come to the realization that both nature and nurture play a role here. Their just debating the degree to which nature versus nurture matter. Nobody is saying genetics is the only player here, or environment and nurture is everything.

Here are some of the things you can do to increase your children's intelligence to help them beat the odds. I'll give you some advice from my recent child development and child psychology class.

Talk to them a lot. Read to them a lot. Open ended play is very critical for children. Children learn language before they start talking. So that is why it's vital to talk to children that can't talk yet. There are many connections in their brain that needs to get wired up, and the paths that are stimulated the most while young and growing up lead to real boosts in their intelligence. Also giving proper praise for a job well done is important. So instead of saying "wow your so smart." Instead say "wow you must have worked really hard to do that." The first saying makes them think their abilities are set in stone. But if you praise effort and hard work then they realize that they can shape their learning and success by using effort and hard work. Also it's very important to limit children's screen time especially when their young, including TV, phones, and computers. Constant use of the devices for a developing brain is very harmful. Giving them a wide variety of challenging activities as they grow is important. I know I didn't have to type all that I just wish more people knew about it. Wink

And I agree with Lumanza on his take with this.
Hope that helps.
8  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The answer to life on: May 08, 2017, 00:28:54
Looks like nobody else has replied yet. OK I add that to this thread for ya if you still want some input. I agree with a lot of what your saying, but then I read the part where you say "fear creates love." That isn't exactly true. Fear just like pain acts as guideline to help nudge us back to love and harmony. It would be like when your on the road and there is a sign saying your going in the wrong direction. That sign would be fear or pain. But it's up to us to get back on track. So it's only by identifying our mistakes through pain and fear that we can learn and identify the cause and thus adjust to create love and harmony. Unfortunately not everyone learns to identify the cause of their suffering and pain because they are misguided by bad ideologies, like ISIS. If we did turn fear into love with a high enough turn over rate then there would be no war in the world. But I do agree love will eventually win out in the end no matter what because when light shines ,darkness has no power over it. So really it's just a matter of the universe evolving enough. Those are my further thoughts on what your saying. Hope that helps.
9  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The answer to life on: May 04, 2017, 19:15:49
Yeah I believe in bearable hells.
Depends on how deep one goes into the bad lands. Some are bearable while the really hard to get to places that are red pill to the very few that ever make it there and come back to tell about it. Here read it yourself. http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/welcome_to_out_of_body_experiences/whats_the_worst_suffering_you_have_seen_in_the_astral-t39218.0.html;msg321058#msg321058

Mind you in a PM Szaxx told me he was guided by spirit guides into this place, one of them being spirit with wings, call it an angel if you will. He said that he couldn't get there himself and that he was only able to get there with the help of his spirit guides.

Howard Storm also for instance during an NDE in the astral was duped into following some evil beings deep into a dark place where they tormented him. Eventually an ascended master had to get him out of that wicked place. He said that the pain there is many times worse than anything that could be experienced here on earth. So you have the choice you can take the red pill or the blue pill. You can take the red pill and research yourself or take the blue pill and disregard what I said. The choice is yours. There is no right or wrong answer. Sometimes I wish I never knew the stuff that I know, while other times I am glad that I know it so that I am never duped and conned into following a being of darkness into such an evil place like Howard Storm did.
10  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: The answer to life on: May 04, 2017, 18:26:06
I've always wanted the answer to life. I think I found it, it's very simple. I didn't find it till like a year or two ago. Basically the universe is all about thoughts. We all came from nothing. Nothingness is a state of being. Nothingness being a state of being, meant it created feelings for us to experience. One feeling lead to another till eventually the feeling of love took over everything. Basically our souls create feelings and the strongest feeling wins out, that is love. That's why hell can't exist. Because to feel pain, is to feel feelings. The feeling of love always beats out the feeling of fear. That's why we only have bearable pain. Everything in the universe happens because of love. Love is naturally stronger than any force in the universe. That's why it's impossible to cease to exist.

So time comes into play. After you die, love will take over and put you where you should be. These soul defining experiences will happen. So with due time, everybody gets to heaven. Each soul craves different experiences. Basically love has the universe set to evolve. The universe starts out simple because that's what our souls crave. Our souls crave for the universe to evolve. The universe with time gets newer fears to overcome. Fear creates love. To fear you have to have feelings, the feeling of love wins every time. So our universe will overcome fears to push the universe forwards. The love that exists was created by fears of infinite proportions.

What you guys think?
My only input here is that hell does exist. But not the christian or Muslim hell. It's more like a Buddhist hell than a Christian hell. And it doesn't last forever from what I understand. Mind you it's extremely hard to get there through astral projection. Szaxx (a moderator here) as been there a few times but most astral projectors have never experienced any hellish place. Some astral projectors including Szaxx don't call it hell, they call it the "bad lands." I know about this because I use to think I was going to hell. So I researched it a lot. From what Szaxx says the beings that are there are of their own kind. Meaning humans don't have anything in common with such beings and wouldn't fit in there or go to such places easily at all.

If you really want to learn more about it. Read the book "My Descent into Death by Howard Storm." But I wouldn't worry about it. I use to worry about it all the time and I can tell you that I've mostly lost my fear of hell or the bad lands though learning about astral projection and the things Szaxx told me about the bad lands.

Other than that I generally agree with your findings like love will always win in the end.

Oh and as far as thoughts you should read Frank Kepple's article where you can experience being a sound, or a day of the week. It's a very abstract place to be, a place where thoughts manifest quickly.

The Frank Kepple Resource
www.astralpulse.com/frankkepple.html
11  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 03, 2017, 03:16:02
Yeah it's simple and straight forward. Kind of like "be the best version of yourself."  smiley
12  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 02, 2017, 19:57:07
One word, "Death". Look up the way they prepare for death and it's suffering. They call it "Transitioning" for a reason and they don't see that as a bad thing either. It's part of their everlasting evolution!
Are you talking about death or dying meditation?
13  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 01, 2017, 23:18:50
The bad things in life make you stronger! They are a necessity in the growing and evolving process.
I can generally agree with that. All I am saying is that suffering is only needed enough to get us back to no minimal or no suffering. If you look at the Buddhas Noble Eightfold Path there is nothing in there that says that bad things or suffering is good and a part of the path. I'll tell you what if you can show me where the Buddha or a master of meditation actually accepts suffering or bad things as an end goal unto itself then I will gladly reconsider by doing more researching. No hard feelings man.
14  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 01, 2017, 21:54:44
Truthfully I believe our incarnations have nothing to do with Karma. It's all based on experiencing and what we learn from those experiences.

 I believe that ones that suffer the most are the "oldest souls" to be found. If you had a choice in your first incarnation, what would your life be like? Riches, fame, looks etc. Now go to your last incarnation, maybe it would be being poor in a 3rd world country, handicapped, diseased, etc. In the end though, those are all experiences and that's what grows consciousness itself.

 Plasma, it sounds like you want to live in some kind of "protective" bubble. But God/your higher self/guides allowed you to do those careless things because that's the way we learn. If there was no dark, we wouldn't know what light is. But we learn more from the darkness then we do the light. We normally take advantage of the light.

 While on the road I have come across many people that had major loss in their lives. One show I did in Nebraska, I had a friend that had lost his home to a devastating Tornado. The first few years was all stress and sadness for them.
 I talked to him 10 years later and their whole attitude had changed. The guy now said that if it wasn't for the Tornado destroying their lives, their lives wouldn't have improved like it was today. The man had a beautiful new home, new job and even a new wife. But now, he was at peace. From the chaos, came order. As it always does. That devastating Tornado forced the change that he was always fighting. But in the end, he looks at it in a whole different light.
I feel like I've already paid my dues and learned my lessons in suffering. I've already been in the shadow of death when I lost my health years ago and your right it created  peace and understanding in me. But it doesn't have to be that way. I very well could have taken the path of much less suffering and reached the same goal.

If being a poor baby in Africa is suppose to be at the end of the life cycle of a spirit then being a rat with 150 diseases in New York City is enlightenment. Something just doesn't add up there. And yet there does seem to be this eerie connection between suffering and enlightenment. Suffering is only a symptom of the lack something else (usually right knowledge, or attachment to things that cause suffering.) I don't believe that suffering is an end unto it self. Suffering is a path to nowhere. And it's only use is to get us back on course with no suffering. It's like a sign in the road to guide us. It's not our destination.

In fact I use to play victim in order to gain sympathy from God and Jesus. Because I thought that suffering was an end unto itself. I read about all the martyrs for Christianity and how they will get all these crowns and rewards in heaven, and so I couldn't help but to think suffering was an end unto itself. But I was wrong and I am still paying the consequences of this false mindset to this day (long story). It's our monkey mind/brain that creates the desire to suffer and it likely stems from feelings and thoughts of shame or inadequacy. This is not a high spiritual noble goal in and of itself. I am sure a highly advanced society has no need for abject suffering. Perhaps a little suffering would be required for optimal functioning, but not abject suffering.

The only connection between suffering and enlightenment is that suffering should create a bigger desire for enlightenment or help. The end path of suffering leads to the "bad lands," which is where Szaxx went to a few times. A place where almost nobody wants to be.

The only thing I can think of that would cause people to incarnate into the worst reincarnations would be unresolved feelings of guilt and other distorted beliefs.

The number one over arching theme seems that be that we need to learn from our mistakes. But and this can be accomplished with or without suffering depending on how much wisdom understanding and resources we have.

Thoughts?

That reminds me of my own experiences. Every time there is something negative happening in my life, I now know to ask "Why did it happen and what is it that I need to change". Because I know there is a very good reason. And every single time, shortly after asking, I receive the answers in a form of a thought if you will. And when I dive deeper into the issues, I realize it's  because I'm procrastinating to do something important, I am afraid of certain changes and I don't take certain chances, etc. The moment I make that change, the negative situation disappears and things improve even more than they were prior.
This is why I think intent can't be everything. I've learned that staying in your comfort zone is one of the worst things one can do. It's only by pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and going into uncharted territory that we can truly grow. Please correct me if I am wrong Xanth but when I think of intent being everything I think of people that stay in their comfort zone and never truly growing because they don't want to pop their comfort zone bubble, so they stay out of sync with reality. And some of them get by a long time like this just fine while others suffer because of staying in their comfort zone. And of those some change learn and grow to learn that intention isn't everything while others don't learn that intention is everything. Thoughts?
15  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 01, 2017, 18:14:31
Any situation that we think we didn't extract enough knowledge, will repeat again either in this life or another.
So we have to keep reincarnating until we get an IQ of over 200 and we like star wars and computer programming or something like that? Hahaha  Just joking.

So it seems like there are a couple of themes here.
1. We keep reincarnating until we gain all the knowledge we need (whatever that truly means or is, as knowedge is infinite.)

2. We keep reincarnating until we gain a wide variety of experience.(Experience is infinite.)

3. We keep reincarnating until we gain reach enlighenment, nirvana.

4. We keep reincarnating until we get rid of bad karma.

5. We keep reincarnating until our intentions are pruly to not reincarnate. Lol (Per Xanth)

6. We keep reincarnating until we have learned all the lessons. (Whatever that truly means because if knowledge is infinite then lessons are infinite.)

Maybe the truth is a mixture/ balance of all of them. Maybe we can never truly stop incarnating. Perhaps it becomes more about balance than a black  and white situation. But remember I want to reincarnate, just to have a good reincarnation. Even still the above theories should help point the way for me.

Other than that I think it would be a very useful exercise to for me to write down what I think a good reincarnation would look like and why. And how I can best get there considering where I'm currently at.

Thanks everyone for chiming in.
16  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: May 01, 2017, 13:27:18
In a sense, all that truly exists of anything is "Intent".  It's all that goes with you when you die.
I guess the question then becomes will there be higher level beings that oversee who reincarnates into where and if they are looking at more than just intent for your past life. They just might be looking for the actual effects of our actions. Certainly that is where we can learn the most.

Besides that we all know that here on this physical plane just having a good intent is not enough. Eg when I was a kid I believed that God would protect me no matter what, but that lead me to do careless things sometimes and I eventually ended up getting injured at one point because of that. My intent was wrong even though it was good, and I paid the price. And I've had other similar experiences. But who knows how it works with reincarnation.
17  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 30, 2017, 21:30:03
OK thanks Kzaal for the clarification.
18  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 30, 2017, 14:13:08
Your mind has to understand all the subtleties between the good and the bad.
Can you explain this more. Thanks for chiming in Kzaal.
19  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 27, 2017, 01:21:45
Anyway, at the moment, I believe that without purposefully educating ourselves, in the sense of "brain gymnastics" that develop our reasoning and understanding capabilities, we can't approach our full development potential as souls, no matter how much we succeed in indiscriminately loving around Smiley

I think that we should be compassionate, and love discriminately our fellow man, but do it both keeping under control our emotions, and apply a continually improved reasoning onto each situation.
Yo, this makes the most sense to me. BTW I'm not black. LOL But yeah this makes a lot of sense, I remember Szaxx saying that he uses wit to help with retrievals. And I would much rather be a witty, funny, smart angel than a clueless basic minded angel in a trillion years from now. LOL The question becomes how to best reach that place. I think college could help with that.

Also just because someone becomes enlightened doesn't mean that they automatically gain critical thinking, logic, and reason or a scientific mind set needed to merge science and spirituality. One can become a Zen devil by negating the reasoning, personal development, self discipline. Just Google "Becoming A Zen Devil."

So I see both sides of this coin. I just wonder sometimes if going to college for all these years are worth it. I guess I really just need to make up my mind what values I want to embody. It's hard though because there seems to be no hard set rules for this. But I got a general idea of the values I want. Just the depression really got me off track.
20  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 26, 2017, 14:45:55
What makes one incarnation better than the next?  I believe that you are here to learn and experience from every incarnation.
But certainly we should avoid abject suffering if we can, shouldn't we? Or even just suffering that causes us to not grow.

you're not going to find any concrete information on what is good for reincarnation because it's all subjective. Whatever you think is right for your good reincarnation is right.
This is kind of what I was thinking. The reasons why and how we reincarnate should be decentralized just like how most things are decentralized in real life anyway. And if there is centralization it's only temporary as we move more and more to decentralization. So if you think that you should reincarnate for a certain reason that you would find others that believe the same and reincarnate with them.

What you do, you do for yourself.  To better yourself.
What you do is what allows you to continue living in this physical reality... which, in turn, allows you to continue bettering yourself and get closer to becoming Love.

Do what makes YOU happy.
You don't want to know what I've been thinking about to be happy. LOL And I don't mean psychedelics. But I get what you mean, sometimes I just wonder if all this stressful hard College work is worth it. At the same time I want to get a good reincarnation so I feel like I should finish College. I've just got mixed thoughts on this whole thing.
21  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 25, 2017, 12:35:15
Plasma,
I will just say this: I had (have) depression issues. They can discourage you, they did me at times. Depression can bring me to a "full stop"...I do my best not to revisit those old dark days.

Find your center, find your passion...and then move from there as best you can make it work. I know it is not easy, each day is a new/same old challenge.

Today's values?

There is always better
Thanks for the reply but I already know that. I am mainly looking for what values and accomplishments help us get a good reincarnation. Sorry if I mixed up my question with another topic, but it was related to in part why I am contemplating this.  smiley
22  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 25, 2017, 02:46:28
I'm wondering if it's worth it to compete against smart people to get into a University program to make 60,000 a year. That is how I see it right now at this point. So I'm questioning my value systems. I'm questioning the competitive nature of College and University. Part of it is that I just don't have the drive and ambition I use to have ever since I got a bout  of severe depression. Even though the depression is now gone, I am still just less ambitious.
23  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / What are the most important values to live by to have a good reincarnation? on: April 25, 2017, 02:39:12
After you's told me that having kids wasn't required to have a good reincarnation I am rethinking my whole value system. I am in college right now and now I am questioning whether it's worth it to go for all that schooling right at this point. I am wondering if I should settle for something less ambitious.

So let me ask you what values do you think are the most important to live by here in the physical for a good reincarnation? Thanks.
24  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What if I never have children, will I have a worser reincarnation next time? on: April 09, 2017, 00:46:36
"Humility" is an important lesson, in my opinion.
I think I've learned a lot of humility having dealt a serious health condition some years.  wink
25  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: What if I never have children, will I have a worser reincarnation next time? on: April 09, 2017, 00:44:07
I think there are many ways everything works, depednding on what you believe in.
I've read that if you beleive in something, you tend to go there. Like christains for example might go to 'heaven' for a while. Just might be a place they worship and hang out till they know that the universe is bigger than what they think through self recognition or through 'helpers' i believed what they were called.

We are all gods, I've experianced the realization of being one and did some weird things for a short amount of time. Think of beavis and some things he said he went through or did, that sort of thing.
So I personally think that if you tend to have a preconcieved idea of what will happen to you, its more likely to happen. Just like a dream, you think and the thinking manifests to an extent.

(all just possible opinions. nothing is static imo)
You could be here, lets say, from a past life that thinks you have to evolve and grow spiritually and as a person. You learn this and that and go to higher planes or whatever. Maybe you can add the idea of sometimes you just want a break and want to experiance something that doesnt involve 'work' so much. Like working on yourself. If there are breaks, then who knows how long they last, I say as long as you want considering a soul isnt on some time limit. So you can maybe start believing you will go into a game world in the next life and then progress by leveling up. Or by going through all the animals to take a peice of something with you that youre soul doesnt forget. Literally, it can be whatever you want. People say 'anything is possible' and apparently there are multiuniverse's and such. So who's to rule anything out if its all possible?
I've stopped beleiving in set ideas 100% all the way through. If a lot of people think it, its easier to believe and maybe perceive. Like chakras.
there are many ideas about reincarnation.

Random tangent, but I wouldnt worry about it, because fear is not going to do much for you. Either fix it by having a kid or letting go of it somehow or find some other laws that's more comforting or try and ask for answers from youre higher power, self,  dreams, w.e.
Either way, whatever the actual rules and laws governing reincarnation, I'd assume you can ONLY progress so its all gooooood. Might go through some needed challenges for the next life to prepare you for the next life. Or just repeat this one till you have kids  evil
I'd like to think that time heals all wounds, I'm just afraid of getting some crappy reincarnation, I want greatness in some form or another. I've learned so much and my wisdom and vision for how things work that that I would hate to have it die with me without being able to pass that on.

The odd thing is is that I've got reason to believe the having my own children is my life purpose. We'll see.
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