A year or so ago I made the commitment to work pretty much solely on Inner Heat Yoga (Tummo) as a passive induction protocol for achieving lucidity. It has been slow going as I started rebuilding my temple from the ground up…hopefully with a much stronger foundation. During this time I have had many tastes of the chocolate…
Last night everything seemed to finally slip into place…it was like an entire Boston cream pie.
Just wondering if anybody else has taken this route.
I had already been working toward lucidity through classic lucid dreaming protocols like MILD, WILD and SSILD. I experienced some good results but began to realize that if I wanted more than just occasional flight time…if I wanted to really experience lucidity at an intrinsic level…I needed to start from the bottom up rather than from the top down.
Hey Barry…consider running through an abbreviated (1 repetition) version of Tenzin’s five motif Tsa Lung Trulkhor right into Tummo. I find that it opens up those chakras nicely…kind of makes them more resilient and ready for the drops and the heat.
Unfortunately, I have not had teachers for long in any discipline. My T’ai Chi Teacher had to stop teaching after I only was with her for a year. She asked me to take over the classes…that was in the mid 70’s. My Aikido Sensei left after I had been training with him for only 5 years. I led that dojo as Sensei for another 10 before I was injured.
I have found that teaching can be the absolute best way to continue learning as long as one holds to what in Aikido we called Shoshin…beginner’s mind.
I have developed my own LD/DY protocols over the last two years but I study everything I can get my hands on now and Andrew has been a very strong influence.
When faced with a lack of either a strong/teacher student relationship or an abundance of natural talent, one must compensate through intense and diligent practice. That…I have done.
I think that you know you are on the right path when you feel yourself…becoming more complete. You just know.
And…I think it is important to maintain a peripheral awareness, even as you concentrate intensely on the path in front of you. Doors will always be opening…and closing…around you.
I have always kept a bit of randomness in my practice. Neil Theise refers to this as the “quenched disorder” in a system. If one direction becomes a dead end…or if that feeling begins to fade…then that randomness allows for fluid movement in another direction.
I often do feel a need to talk to someone about my practice…and at those times there always seems to be someone there to talk to…just as you are here right now, my friend.