Ego, the Subconscious, and Higher Consciousness

Hawaiian Tiki Totem Pole

Hawaiian Tiki Totem Pole

In Huna (Hawaiian Shamanism), there are three aspects to awareness:

  1. Ku – The Heart Aspect – similar to the Western concept of the subconscious.
  2. Lono – The Mind Aspect – similar to the Western concept of the conscious or ego.
  3. Kane – The Spirit Aspect – similar to the Western concept of the higher consciousness.

In Huna, it is said that the Ku or subconscious has access to both the Lono or conscious, and to the Kane or the higher consciousness.  It is said that the Kane and the Lono have no access to each other.  Thus, in Huna tradition, it is only through the ego exploring the subconscious that the higher consciousness may even be touched.

Working on my ego is not about trying to gain anything; rather it is about trying to create a life I really love living. So many people try to kill the ego or push the ego away, when in actuality it is the ego that allows me to be in physical reality and enjoy my life on Earth. Being happy, clear, and aligned in the physical reality and the ego can only help raise the vibrations of my subconscious, and therefore also my higher consciousness. As a physical, but not-only-physical being, why not allow my ego to be in partnership with my subconscious and higher consciousness, and help raise the vibration of everything to which the ego has access, but the higher consciousness does not?

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What Kind of Facebook Friend Are You?

add as friend on facebookThe word “friend” has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. The term has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you to people in your friend list on social networking sites? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship? Can social media use friendship to take society to the next level, and how does that relate to how you relate to friends?

Part Three of this series inquires about how we treat our friends on social networking sites. Most people treat each other like acquaintances, fake friends, or something of the like, but not like intimate friends. What if people treated their social networking friends like real friends? Read more »

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Are You a True Friend?

The word friend has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. Friend has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship?

Part Two of this series inquires about what constitutes a true friend. What about your social networking friends? Are you a true friend to them? Are they acting like true friends toward you? Read more »

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Are You a Fake Friend?

The word “friend” has many meanings, and we have many types of friends. The term has taken on new meaning the in the era of social media. So, what kind of friend are you? What kind of friends are your friends? What does your method of relating to friends say about your depth of friendship?

Part One of this series asks about a variety of friends that aren’t really friends. What about your social networking friends? Are you a fake friend to them? Are they acting like fake friends toward you? Read more »

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Letter to Turned-on Women

originally published on the web site of the Turned on Woman Movement

Nicole Daedone, founder of the Turned On Woman Movement

Nicole Daedone, founder of the Turned On Woman Movement

Dear Turned-on Women,

I am one of those few lucky men who has had the privilege to meet, to know, to love, and in a few cases to fall madly in love with turned-on women.

As with many men, I suppose, my first romantic relationships with women I’d describe today as turned-off women. It is not that they lacked the ability for love or to connect sexually, because they could do both, but that they never seemed to surrender fully to their own sex, their own pleasure, their own desire. It was like they were engaged in sex because it was part of the expected script, rather than because it was the play they wanted to write. Read more »

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Women & Men / Anger & Fear

The battle of the sexes is as old as the sexes themselves.  But what lies at the heart of it?  One of my guides along my path as a man and as a healer, once told me something that might shed some light on the subject.  This is what he defines as the two biggest problems in the world.

“The first is that, on average, the level of individual self-love of the people inhabiting the planet is terribly low. This is not the self-love of the identity loving itself. That is what is meant by megalomaniac, self-aggrandizement etc. This is the inability of the identity, that which you think you are, to receive the love of that which you really are.  The second problem is the inability of women to give their sexual energy to men, primarily due to their anger, coupled with the even worse inability of men to receive the sexual energy of women, primarily due to their fear.” – Greg Ehmka

angry woman and fearful man

The Toxic Pattern: An angry woman and frightened man.

What does this really mean, and what might be learned from it?  Why anger and why fear?  Why the dichotomy between the sexes?

Personally, I would change Greg’s words of “sexual energy” to “sexual and/or love energies.”  It seems to me, at least from my journey though life and relationships, that these two often come intertwined when it comes to sexual relationships.  Sometimes sexual energy might be the sticking point, and other times love energy might be the sticking point.  Sometimes the fear and/or anger does not get in the way of sexual energy exchange, but does interfere very much with opening through trust to love. Read more »

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The Paleolithic Diet

Yep. I’ve lost a ton of weight over the last few years. Okay, maybe not a whole ton. Maybe it was only 50 lbs. In 2007, I weighed in at 180, and decided something had to be done. In 2011, I weigh in at 133 – the same weight I was when I was 17-20 years old.

The three biggest components to losing that weight were:

  1. Emotional – without dealing with this one, you might never lose the weight – In beginning to deal with it, it seemed almost effortless to drop pounds.
  2. Mental – rewriting the programming in your computer (brain) for the correct eating signals from the stomach to the brain. See “The Naturally Slender Eating Strategy” – another note I posted.
  3. Diet/Lifestyle change – See this post.

The Paleo Diet by Dr. Loren Cordain

Several years ago, I read The Paleo Diet by Dr. Loren Cordain. This book really changed how I think about my diet, and changed many of my food choices. As a result of reading this, I eliminated certain foods completely:

Peanut Butter and Peanuts or Cashews – replaced completely with Raw Almond Butter (Trader Joe’s has a great deal on it). Peanuts and cashews actually are NOT nuts, and much less healthy than real nuts. Also, RAW nuts are WAY healthier than roasted.

Heavily processed foods. I still eat a few from time to time, but my shopping cart is not filled with them anymore. Examples: Lunchables (I used to love these, and eat them for lunch at work all the time), packaged meats like bologna or sliced smoked turkey from Buddig, packaged frozen dinners (I make an exception for a couple Trader Joe’s products, but I used to eat a lot of frozen foods), bread (I might eat a piece when I go out, but I never buy it for at home), potatoes (again, sometimes when out, but never at home – and out, I’ll try to get a side-salad instead if it is an option). Read more »

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Six Basic Keys to Mind-blowing Tantric Sex

Every journey begins with a single step.  The journey of the soul can sometimes be a difficult one, and sometimes be an easy one.  Of the different ways our souls may choose to make those journeys, taking the road that leads through our sexuality can be one of the most troublesome, as well as one of the most rewarding.

eye contact

A key to great sex: Eye Contact!

Tantric sexuality shows us ways that we might take that reward and double it, then double it again, then spin it around and amplify it, and then send it out so that it comes back to us amplified yet again.  Imagine that you could do that.  For most people, it will be a difficult thing to imagine.  And yet, great numbers of people are drawn to Tantra every year; many of them seeking only pleasure; many of them seeking enlightenment.

The vast majority of those seekers receive both the spiritual blessings and the better sex.  They go hand in hand.  If you’re expecting or wanting the one without the other, you may be surprised to find them intertwined.

Readers may find the techniques described here to be similar to or the same as things already learned in yoga, meditation, intense exercise, etc.  The basics of tantric sexuality are really fundamentals of many forms of energy work or spiritual practices utilized in various traditions to move and/or transform the life force energy. Read more »

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The Naturally Slender Eating Strategy

Naturally Slender Eating

Naturally Slender Eating

I have a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). One of the concepts in NLP is the idea of “strategies.” A strategy is a series of actions performed in a specific order to achieve a specific result. People have strategies for everything, but mostly don’t think about them or know what they are. They just do them automatically as they go about their days.

Some strategies are simple and all about physical actions, like your morning routine for getting showered and dressed, which is probably usually the same things in roughly the same order.  Other strategies involve a lot of thinking.

We have strategies for just about everything in our lives, from our morning routine to our way of dealing with problematic people at the office. We tend to run these little scripts without thinking about them. Some of our strategies work well, and some do not. If you have an area of life where something is not working, it might do you well to consider your strategy, and how you might change it.

That brings us to eating strategies. First, let’s take some time to consider some really horrible eating strategies. If you are an obese person, or know an obese person well, see if you can pick out the strategy they use for eating from the below list:

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Hypnotic Induction for Use with a Light/Sound Device

Notes

hypnoticThis induction is to be used with a Light/Sound Device. My personal device is the David Paradise XL, which I find to be a useful and powerful tool. It has multiple settings, including a manual control setting. I highly recommend purchasing a device with a manual control for use in hypnosis. All hypnotic sessions differ, as do the responses of the subject. Thus, it helps to be able to manually control the brain stimulation technology as you induce the trance.

Within the induction below are notes in [brackets]. Anything appearing in brackets is not to be read aloud. These are notes on what settings to change on the machine as you go. Readers will note that I use the Schumann Resonance frequency of 7.83 Hz as the final state in this technique, but any wave pattern between 4 and 8 Hz (theta brainwaves) should work well. Read more »

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