Today’s courageous guest post may inspire those of you who have moved into spiritual addiction. Or moved out of it, then come on back.
Sure, you may be familiar with my recommendation: 20 Minutes of Daily Technique Time, Tops.
But what really constitutes a technique? How can you protect yourself from falling into spiritual addiction?
“Technique Time” means any use of your time, during waking hours, that unnecessarily positions your consciousness away from human vibrational frequencies.
Whether objective experience or subjective exploration about life as it is right on the surface — that can be a great place of safety.
Everyone has away moments, where you float away into daydreams, recycling old pain, or just not present to here-and-now reality. After a few seconds, a moment of choice arrives. What do you do then? If you persist, that’s “Technique Time.”
Instead you can always position yourself in objective reality by moving, talking, splashing water on your face. Just don’t text and drive. 😉
Of course, that last one has nothing to do with Technique Time. I just want you to live.
It’s a shame I cannot personally introduce you to our guest poster MADELINE. Because if you met her, I suspect you would be charmed. She is gutsy, sensuous, okay also sexy, book smart and people smart. Her empath skills are working so well for her now. In totally human ways, she is such a delight.
The following will introduce you. Presenting this cautionary tale, I have added only headings, links, and the occasional edit.
Spiritual addiction, not clearly labeled here at Earth School
Twice now I have scheduled an appointment with Rose because I was feeling awful. Depressed, unfocused, ungrounded. Each time, I didnt know what was wrong with me.
The first time Rose informed me that I was spiritually addicted and helped me to heal this. I was advised to only do 20 minutes of spiritual techniques, etc. per day, in order to avoid another occurrence.
I faithfully kept to 20 minutes of any type of practice, like meditation, reading auras etc.
Except once again I started feeling down and depressed.
Again I scheduled an appointment with Rose and once again she found that I had fallen into spiritual addiction.
I was truly puzzled by this and so I started to think about the things I had been doing during times other than my official 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.
Technique Time? Hello!
One by one, these are the questions I asked Rose:
Would watching hours of Near Death Videos, with people talking about their heavenly experiences, count towards 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops?
Her answer was a resounding “Yes.”
Would listening to Buddha at the Gas Pump interviews of people discussing Enlightenment and all kinds of methods and experiences to get to Enlightenment, might that count towards 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops?
Again a resounding “Yes.” Of course.
Would imagining my life in the future in an ideal way count towards 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops?
Once again, “Yes!”
Would reading books about Near-Death Experiences and books about Enlightenment count?
By now I didnt really need to ask, of course.
By Jove, she’s got it! I think she’s got it!
Finally a lightbulb went off.
Anything that positions your consciousness away from the here and now, living in your human life, counts as your 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.
I was indulging in hours a day reading, imaging, watching videos. And that didnt even take in to account any practice of aura reading or meditation. No wonder I had become spiritually addicted.
Doing these things felt great at the time and took me to wonderful places that I wanted more of (hence the addiction).
Afterwards, when living in my regular human life, what happened? Compared to the wonders of the NDEer or the experiences of the Enlightened etc., life felt very dull and depressing.
I was completely unaware that these seemingly innocent practices were taking over and overshadowing my every day human life.
Once again, healing put me back on track, back to the 10% of those living in the happy middle ground.
Only now I have a greater understanding of what constitutes a spiritual practice. Also, I appreciate the importance of staying in your human life most of the time. So much beauty, wonder, and newness is there to enjoy if I only am willing to “Shallow up.”