On Sentient Energy

On Divine Practice

Now it is time to answer the fundamental question: what is Enlightenment or transcendence or the spiritual path?  Some consider it connecting with your inner self. Others consider it as being fully aware and present with your soul, which makes up the very core of your being. Regardless of what you consider it or what you call it, all of these are one and the same. Over the millennia, people have come and pointed the way and left us with practices to help us find transcendence. Buddha taught his followers meditation in order to find enlightenment over time. This has been perfected as a physical practice which is supposed to, if done right, allow the mind to flow.  Some have taught meditation is where you calm the mind to the point where there is no thought, there is only being, being in existence, being in this moment, but Buddha did not find the eightfold path.  Simply by thinking of nothing during Buddhist meditations we know that he sought for specific answers and thought about specific questions on human existence and human suffering. Today we know, due to the science of psychology, that when you ask a question your mind goes to work to find an answer, and it truly restructures itself in order to give that answer if you ask the question often enough. It took Buddha years and years of meditation to find the answers he was seeking.

 

Now to the science of psychology. We know more about how the brain works. Motivational speakers use these techniques to help you find new ways to make money, be a better reader, be a better mathematician, or whatever it is you wish to be better in doing. Most of these just take really good old information and add a different spin to make it seem new, but they really don’t offer anything fundamentally new.  I’ve spent most of my years studying psychology, studying motivational speakers, studying religions that have existed throughout history, studying how all of these things are accomplished, and I have found a practice that is fundamentally new in its concept and in its structure.  This practice goes far beyond enlightenment. Not only can it help you achieve enlightenment or transcendence, it can also help you figure out the path of any decision, of any situation that is best for you.  The true understanding of such decisions or actions, in my opinion, describes true enlightenment, true transcendence. To be able to accomplish this, not just in spirituality and your spiritual path, but in every part of life and within the human experience and existence, your subconscious mind, and your spirit or soul.  These two things are two fundamental parts of human existence, but their responses to the conscious mind is limited; you must ask the right question or questions and you must ask those questions in the right way.  This is why true understanding and enlightenment and transcendence is so hard to find and to experience. 

 

This practice that I have developed has two parts.  Part one allows you to go through a series of questions and answers in order to gain true insight and understanding of your primary question or issue.  Part two is a series of questions designed to help put you on the path of transcendence.  Each question in part two is to be used in sequence with this primary formula. These questions are designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of most of the common elements of human existence, emotions and experience. I find it best to keep all of these that I have done together in one or more notebooks.  I also find it very useful to go back and read them from time to time.  This will allow you to learn your behavior patterns and mental patterns.

 

When you combine this new practice with the practice of meditation, you should use your meditation time to reflect on each part of the primary practice that I have developed for you, then go back and make any changes you think are necessary to questions 22 through 27. Then you will find that you will get more use and more value out of this practice by combining it with your meditation session.  The reason why this is valuable is because when you do meditation, it allows you to calm the body and calm the mind. When you are calm, your mind can flow much easier, allowing for deeper truth. In my opinion, this is much more important than simply just doing the practice.

 

Anyone can sit there and just start pounding out answers to questions, but this does not allow you to truly think about the question and answer. Most people only barely think about any situation, problem, behavior, or thing. When they think about it, they think about it in the first level.  Most people think about it in the immediate moment, asking themselves what is related to this, without ever taking into consideration that they may not even fully understand their own emotions or problem.  This practice allows you to dig down as deep as you would like to go, and I find the more you dig, the more true your understanding and more healing you can get from things that you are emotionally bothered by now, and things that have happened in the past, as well as helping you better understand similar situations in the future.  This practice allows for a tremendous amount of personal growth, but as with any given practice this takes work.  It is easy and it is difficult.  By following this series of questions I have designed for you in the second part, you will find, by time you finish, that you are well on your way to being able to put this into practice for everything, at which point I challenge you to use the primary formula for all of the quotes and statements that I have given you in Holy. Only transcendent truth can be achieved at the point in which you have aligned your inner self and your external self. Also, when you finish, you will find your own truth, you will find yourself, and you will find your own version of transcendence, for no two people can have the exact same transcendent experience.

 

 

Put your primary question, concern, or issue in line one. Write it in the form of a question. Questions 1 through 27 make up the primary formula for this practice. The secondary formula, the list of questions I have developed for you, will lead you on your way to transcendence. I have separated the questions into categories. I find that it is best to do them in order. You will get more growth and understanding by following them in their proper sequence. Another reason why it is important to do them in the proper sequence is because it is important that you do the things that build you up emotionally and mentally before you begin to tackle very difficult emotional things. Oftentimes these are things relating to a person's childhood and the passing of loved ones. You need to be a stronger person to take on the things you have not yet been able to face. It is important to follow them in their sequence in order to build yourself up to be strong enough to handle these things. Growth does not come without change, and growth cannot come without work, and sometimes growth cannot occur without looking into the past and dealing with what you have buried. You may want to keep each book in a separate notebook for easy reference. If you suffer from any mental illness, or think that you might, you should consult your health care professional before attempting any part of the primary or secondary parts of this practice.

 

Primary formula of the practice: state your primary issue or problem in the form of a question, and write down your answers in step number one  below.

  1. ?

  2. Ask "How?" to answers for number one.

  3. Ask "Why?" to answers for number one.

  4. Ask "How?" to answers for number two.

  5. Ask "Why?" to answers for number three.

  6. Ask how has this brought pain, heartache, problems, and sadness to answers for numbers one through five.

  7. Ask why has this brought pain, heartache, problems, and sadness to answers for one through five.

  8. Ask how has this brought happiness, joy, pleasure, and peace to answers for numbers one through five.

  9. Ask why has this brought happiness, joy, pleasure, and peace to answers for numbers one through five.

  10. Ask "What could I have done or do differently to avoid this, if I wanted to avoid this?" to answers for numbers one through five.

  11. Ask "What could I have done or do to make this better?" to answers for numbers one through five.

  12. Ask "What can I do now to make this better or to prevent this in the future?" to the answers for numbers one through five.

  13. Ask "If I put this plan into action, what are the good things that can happen from this plan?" to the answer for number twelve.

  14. Ask "What has this affected?" to the answers for one through thirteen.

  15. Ask "If I put this plan into action, what are the bad things that can happen from this plan?" to the answer for number fourteen.

  16. Ask"If I put this plan into action, how can this cause pain, problems, heartache and sadness?" to the answer for number fourteen.

  17. Ask "If I put this plan into action, why will this cause pain, problems, heartache and sadness?" to the answer for number fourteen.

  18. Ask "If I put this plan into action, how can this bring happiness, joy, pleasure, and peace?" to the answer for number fourteen.

  19. Ask "If I put this plan into action, why will this bring happiness, joy, pleasure, and peace?" to the answer for number fourteen.

  20. You should take the time to sit down and think about and read over all of your answers to numbers thirteen through nineteen.  As you do, you should think about how much pain, problems, heartache and sadness you have already experienced in these areas of your life, and how much more pain, problems, heartache and sadness you will experience if you do not make the effort to make this part of your life better. But as you do so, you should also take the time to get yourself to go through the past and potential future pain, problems, heartache and sadness emotionally.  You should get yourself to really feel it, past, present, and future, as if it already is.

  21. You should think about how much happiness, joy, pleasure and peace that you potentially can have if you make the effort to make this area of your life better, and how much more happiness, joy, pleasure and peace you will actually experience if you indeed do make the effort to make this part of your life better. But as you do so, you should also take the time to get yourself to go through the present and potential future happiness, joy, pleasure and peace emotionally.  You should get yourself to really feel it, present, and future, as if it already is.

  22. Decide what plan or plans of action or actions would be best to take to the answers for numbers thirteen through nineteen.

  23. Ask "What could this affect?" to the answers for numbers twelve through nineteen and twenty-two.

  24. After you are done with twenty-three, you should make any changes you feel are necessary to the answer for number twenty-two.

  25. Ask "What can I do to put this plan or plans into action now?" to the answer for number twenty-two.

  26. Ask "What can I do today to ensure that I keep doing this plan or plans?" so that your actions continue day after day, month after month, as long as needed.

  27. Ask "What could this affect?" to the answers of numbers twenty-five and twenty-six.

 

 

Secondary Formula of the practice

BOOK 1 POSITIVE LIFE

What does happiness mean to me?

What does joy mean to me?

What does feelings mean to me?

What does emotion mean to me?

What does life mean to me?

What does stress mean to me?

What are my dreams?

What can I do to make a career out of my dreams?

What are the things in my life that I like?

What are the things I like about myself?

What are the things that I am emotional about that I like?

What bad financial habits do I have that I like?

What good financial habits do I have that I like?

What are my good secret thoughts?

What are my good behaviors?

What does being humane mean to me?

What do I want to accomplish in one year?

What do I want to accomplish in four years?

What do I want to accomplish in seven years?

What do I want to accomplish in ten years?

 

 

BOOK 2 LOVE LIFE

What does relationship mean to me?

What does sex mean to me?

What does sexuality mean to me?

What does love mean to me?

What does pleasure mean to me?

What are my good sexual habits?

What are my good sexual thoughts?

What are my bad sexual habits?

What are my bad sexual thoughts?

What kind of behavior do I not like in other people?

What kind of behavior do I not like in other people that I also do?

What kind of behavior do I like in other people?

What kind of behavior do I like in other people that I also do?

What kind of personality traits do I not like in other people?

What kind of personality traits do I not like in other people that I also have?

What kind of personality traits do I like in other people?

What kind of personality traits do I like in other people that I also have?

What are my good behavior patterns when I am in a relationship?

What are my good behavior patterns when I am not in a relationship?

What are my negative behavior patterns when I am in a relationship?

What are my negative behavior patterns when I am not in a relationship?

What does trust mean to me?

What does respect mean to me?

What does honor mean to me?

What does dignity mean to me?

 

BOOK 3 SPIRITUAL LIFE

What does good mean to me?

What does bad mean to me?

What does peace mean to me?

What is religion to me?

What is being religious to me?

What is the divine deity in which I believe?

What does holy mean to me?

What does evil mean to me?

What does enlightenment mean to me?

Am I on a spiritual journey?

What is the meaning of life to me?

Who am I?

What am I?

Do I believe in a soul?

What are my spiritual practices?

What in my current religion do I disagree with?

What in my current religion do I agree with?

What are the things in religions that are not my own that I disagree with?

What are the things in religions that are not my own that I agree with? 

How does my religion perpetuate the problem of the us and them mentality?

How does my religion prevent the us and them mentality?

 

BOOK 4 SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT LIFE

Do I vote?

What is a dictatorship form of government?

What about my society do I disagree with?

What about my society do I agree with?

What does my government do that I disagree with?

What does my government do that I agree with?

How does my government restrict rights that I disagree with?

How does my government restrict rights that I agree with?

Does my government restrict rights with contradictory language within the laws?

What justifications does my government use for war that I disagree with?

What justifications does my government use for war that I agree with?

Does my government lie to its people? 

Does my government suppress its people?

 

BOOK 5 NEGATIVE LIFE

What does heartache mean to me?

What do problems mean to me?

What are my biggest problems?

What does pain mean to me?

What does sadness mean to me?

What does death mean to me?

What are the things I don’t like about myself?

What are the things in my life that I don’t like?

What are the things that I am emotional about that I don’t like?

What bad financial habits do I have that I don’t like?

What good financial habits do I have that I don’t like?

What are my bad secret thoughts?  

What is my bad behavior?

 

Before you do this next exercise, you should make a list of all the people you were in a relationship with or once loved in your lifetime.  Then answer the next question with each person on your list.

 

What have I done or could do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that my relationship with __________ is over?

 

Numbers ten and twelve of the primary formula do not apply to the following:

 

What have I done or could I do to accept and come to terms with the fact that I will eventually die?

 

Before you do this next exercise, you should make a list of all the pets that have died in your lifetime. Then answer the next question with each pet on your list.

 

What have I done or could I do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that ______ has died?

 

Before you do this next exercise, you should make a list of all the pets that are currently in your life. Then answer the next question with each pet on your list.

 

What have I done or could I do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that ______ will eventually die?

 

Before you do this next exercise, you should make a list of all the friends and family that have died in your lifetime. Then answer the next question with each person on your list.

 

What have I done or could I do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that ______ has died?

 

Before you do this next exercise, you should make a list of all the friends and family that are currently in your life. Then answer the next question with each person on your list.

 

What have I done or could I do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that ______ will eventually die?

 

What have I done or could I do to accept the fact and come to terms with the fact that I will eventually die? Jji

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