Preemptive Cultivation: Trace It Back!
Karma is an impersonal force. People really do not have
good karma or bad karma.
Karma is simple preemptive cultivation: you are now -
what happened hours ago, your immediate reaction to it,
and timely your response to it.
Those who don’t learn to mold and shape their destiny
are thrown around like dust in the wind, going whichever
way the wind blows, literally. This happens when your
habits, behaviors, thoughts, and actions become so
ingrained that they are no longer voluntary. Habits,
behaviors, even thoughts over time become obsessions and
If you are tired, think about what you did a few hours
ago. You did something that made you tired now: you ate
a large carbohydrate meal, or you drank 3 cups of coffee
and now your coming down from the caffeine, or may be
you didn’t get enough sleep last night. Begin to pay
attention to the before time - trace it back,
just a few hours and dispassionately take notes.
Write it down, it really helps.
Take a good look at these things – dispassionately. Do
not berate yourself or feel guilty, observe yourself and
your habits with dispassion. If you do not have
dispassion, cultivate it; make dispassion your best
If you feel good now, trace it back. What were you doing
a few hours ago? What were you thinking? You may want to
cultivate that again so that this good feeling comes
If you are wondering - what does this have to do with
psychic abilities? Well, it has everything to do with
them! When you have a psychic impression or experience
- trace it back. Cultivate what you did previously;
figure it out. This whole site - my "Guide" is just
that - I am tracing it back and discovering which
practices worked for me and which practices held me back
psychically. Not only is this a psychic practice, but
it is a spiritual one, and it also works like a charm in
the real world for everything.
Action flows from your understanding and knowledge -
there is no instruction booklet or recipe that has a
step by step plan - you have to figure this stuff out on
your own by doing your own spiritual footwork and
cutting your own spiritual teeth. If you are
incapable of figuring this stuff out and you are still
looking for the step 1, step 2, step 3 - that means you
are tamasic (dull minded) and you need to cultivate
sattva first - keep reading!
Contemplation: Live a Life That is Inwards, Not Outwards
Outwards is toward the senses. Everyone freaks out and
starts worrying so you join them. Something happens
unexpectedly and you get upset. Every time someone walks
by, you look up from your work – these are all outward
flowing senses and outwards flowing energies.
To gain psychic abilities and deeper spirituality, you
need to have your senses and energies flowing back
inwards. You become a closed circuit and you build up
your psychic energies and chi. When they are stored up
to a certain point, you will have experiences and
healing - it is as simple as that! But to do this you
have to stop wasting your energies on every shiny thing
that catches your eye. You must stop being a slave to
your senses. You must develop dispassion, equanimity,
self discipline, etc.
You need to meditate, contemplate, and use the intellect
to discriminate your helpful thoughts and behaviors from
your unhelpful ones so that you can cultivate the
helpful ones and flick off the unhelpful ones. If you
cannot do this, you will misinterpret all of your
psychic visions, thoughts, behaviors, psychic
impressions, psychic abilities, etc.
Think of it this way – it is like putting clean water
through dirty pipes. The clean water is the psychic
impression; the dirty pipes are your habitual thoughts,
opinions, bad habits, compulsions. Do you want to drink
that water? Hell no! Why not?
If you do not clean that stuff up now – even if you have
grand experience you will not be able to understand it
nor assimilate what you have learned into any helpful
information that you can use in the future. You will
simply be another person in the vast spiritual world who
has had a crazy experience and went nowhere with it.
The spiritual world is not lacking in experience, quite
the contrary, it is full of people having every type of
experience that can be had! It is nothing new and it is
nothing special. (So put away your "specialness" hat
and get to work cleaning up your mind!) Most people are
experience whores – they can’t wait for the next
experience! But there are not too many who have an
inkling of what these experiences really mean, why they
have them, how to have repeat experiences, or what they
can do with the experiences they have had.
Sacrifice your Likes & Dislikes: Dispassion is your best
The reason dispassion is your best friend is because it
will neutralize your likes and dislikes, setting you
free from your habits, behaviors, thoughts, obsessions,
and compulsions. The more you feed your habits,
behaviors, thoughts, obsessions, and compulsions - the
hungrier they become; their mantra is “More, better,
different!” - Constantly modifying every single thing
that happens as it happens.
This is the opposite of dispassion and this will lead
you down the worldly path. There is nothing wrong with
the worldly path and many are happily on it, but it
leads away from spirituality, higher abilities, and
Divine Union. Remember, what you feed – grows! So be
careful what you feed!
The path or the way is not leading you toward your likes
and dislikes; the way is leading you to sacrifice your
likes and dislikes in order to find what you are
searching for. As long as you are being held hostage by
your likes and dislikes of “things”, or "the way things
should be", your mind will not be free or at peace and
can’t have these experiences - you will be severely
limited (a limited adjunct.)
Your likes and dislikes limit everything! Learn to let
go of them and enjoy what is happening to you right now,
without wanting to modify it, fix it, help it, demand
more of it, or run away from it.
Persistence is Number One
Change happens in inches, not miles. And it happens to
those who persist, not those who give up easily.
The intellect is the highest function of the subtle body
and subtle energy. You dispassionately observe, you take
notes, you learn, slowly, inch by inch, you alter your
behavior to be more “in tune” with your goals. This is
Regardless of how much you want or need to change (right
now today!), change happens in inches, not miles.
Do not be hard on yourself, but do not give up. Do not
ever give up! Never! Ever! Ever! Make this your unending
goal. But do not expect it all to happen overnight. The
people that do seem to have it happen overnight – did
all the footwork when you were not looking. Everyone has
to work to get to that point, period; end of story.
There are no short cuts. If you are here, now, and feel
you do not deserve to be, then it is by divine grace
that you are, so feel grateful, but even grace is
earned. Everything in this world is earned in one way or
another; there is no way to beat the system in the
psychic and spiritual world, even if it looks that way
to some novices.