The physical-spiritual connection and delusions

It is so important that one develops a strong spiritual connection to the challenging physical reality one exists in right now on this Earth! Spiritual strength comes from this connection with this resistant substance that challenges us and brings out more of what we are capable spiritually. We need to be focused on the hard reality that this physical substance provides. Spiritually what we put our energy into becomes real to some degree. The problem is that if what we put our energy into spiritually does not align well with the physical reality we are all spiritually connected to, then it takes a lot of extra energy into it to support it! The more delusional a belief, the more energy is wasted supporting that belief and the less one is able to maintain a strong grip on the hard reality we are part of. People who are quite delusional in what they believe spiritually can be quite confident in their beliefs especially if they are part of a group or organization that helps support that delusional belief.

In times of crisis is when beliefs(spiritual theories) get really challenged as to how well they actually work. Those who train their body hard doing exercises that improve the physical-spiritual connection require spiritual theories that really enhance their connection to reality in order to do them and do them safely! Doing spiritual crisis style training helps one to get a stronger spiritual connection to reality so that one will be drawn to spiritual theories that really work well in our reality. Actions and results count a lot in this challenging reality we are part of. Those who actually do the hard work required to become strong and aware spiritually can become really confident spiritually as a result of how well their training works and how well they know they can perform in a crisis situation. People who are delusional can project a lot of confidence and be quite arrogant, but are very reliable when really challenged and the bubble they created to protect their delusion is threatened.
This world is heading toward a crisis, since we are not facing reality well enough in a technological age that demand so much more out of us spiritually than any previous period in our history on this Earth! We need to advance a lot more spiritually so that we develop the spiritual maturity(grip on reality)required to effectively deal with the serious problems that exist in this world. When scientific advancement gets ahead of our spiritual maturity to handle it, we must advance further spiritually or we will be in deep trouble. We really need to develop more rational, reality based spiritual theories that help us to better cope with the intense challenges that now exist on this Earth. We really need to become a lot less delusional spiritually.

Just “being” is not enough spiritually!

We live in a world that has so many serious problems, we do not need people completely lacking in empathy for the plight of others..  We need people who see the importance of contributing to improving the conditions of the world, not people just content to just exist here.  One can not truly have empathy for others with problems  in this world and not feel compelled to contribute in what ever way one can to improve the conditions that exist in this world.  We can not help everyone, but we should do our part to improve the conditions in this world so that less people are being adversely affected by them.   Those who are satisfied with just “being” and being in a disconnected blissful state, and that are not into doing anything to contribute to making this world a better place, are the ones that devalue the importance of the physical reality we  exist in along with those that are really struggling to deal with the serious problems that exist here.

Emotions power the spiritual, and really spiritually developed people can handle the toughest and most challenging emotions that this world and its problems create.  People who tune out this reality, so that they can just “be”, are the ones that need to have or create a strong spiritual bubble to protect them from the challenging reality that exists outside themselves in a world that to most so obviously has so many serious problems that really need to be addressed!  The more capable one becomes spiritually the more aware one becomes to the problems of this world and those adversely affected by them.  Those who are the best trained spiritually have the least need to have or create a protected bubble to any degree shielding them from reality and those that are so strongly affected by this reality.  A blissful cut-off state tends to strengthen  delusional tendencies and weakens ones ability to handle or relate to the intense pain that comes with the serious problems that  exists in this world, and therefore to see no spiritual need to act in some way to improve the really unhealthy conditions that exist here.  The more one can handle pain, the more of the truth one can handle spiritually.  Solving serious problems requires an ability to tune into the truth spiritually really really  hard.

People who are fighting spiritually to maintain a protective “bubble” to some degree will find the need to cut off any conversation with others that threaten that bubble.  People who are really capable spiritually can handle strong emotions  of all kinds really well and do not cut off conversations with others because they can not handle these intense emotions and the problems often associated with them.  People that have these protective “bubbles” will tend to be controlling and authoritarian in order not to deal with that which challenges their escapist(cut-off) state of being they desire to stay in.  Those who defend the value of those who have protective bubbles will only do so if they have one themselves.  Otherwise they would see how unhealthy it is spiritually for themselves and the others they impact in this world.

Those spiritual people that tend to break the bubbles that make people less effective at improving the conditions that exist in this world will really collide strongly with those who are protective of these bubbles.  But we can not advance further spiritually in this world if we keep feeling a need to protect those spiritually who have these protective bubbles inside themselves which prevent them from seeing more of reality and the need to grow further spiritually in order to handle it better.

The need for balance in ones spiritual training

One can do a really high energy aerobic exercise with the focus on breathing more than required so that an intense meditative/spiritual state becomes part of the exercise. An aerobic exercise with an upper body emphasis works best, in which one breaths extra rapidly, and does neck/head movements that massage the neck enabling the brain to get extra blood flow so that one can push harder than one normally can do. My barbarian dumbbell swing exercise in which I swing the 20 lb dumbbell with two hands from between my legs to over and behind my head does a good job at that. I do bend my arms a little using my arms a lot to lift the dumbbell. I find one can put oneself into an extremely intense and difficult spiritual/physical doing this. I breath in and out 6 to 8 times with each swing and do this for 8 minutes very intensely.I move my head down when lifting the dumbbell (over head) and move my head down when bringing the dumbbell down, massaging my neck and bringing more blood to the brain! I also open and close my mouth intensely while breathing without closing on the teeth which helps to release tension in that area of the head and the head in general.I use to do it longer with less intensity, but as I got more fit, the intensity went up and the duration went down. Quieting the mind during a good portion of this exercise will help one to better increase its intensity while being careful to read your body so you do not do anything to hurt/injure yourself. The more intense you exercise the more careful one needs to be!! One can search for the right exercise for you that fits the same requirements as the dumbbell swing exercise does for me. Studies are showing that really intense cardiovascular exercise of more intensity and shorter duration can be very effective provided one is fit enough to do them. So one has to start with less intensity, more duration and a lighter dumbbell, and gradually increase the the intensity as you get more fit, while shortening the duration and finding the best dumbbell weight for your needs. This high energy exercise will build up your individual spiritual energy strength. In my astrology system the individually focused connections to the top of the birth chart get stronger when you do this type of exercise.
One needs a balance between a really high energy meditative exercise like the one mentioned above along with a slow meditative exercise that slows down ones energy so as to develop more sensitivity and awareness of the universal spiritual energy that exists beyond ones individual self. I developed the meditative walk for that reason. One walks with the legs spread a little farther apart than normal with short steps while breathing in with one step and out with the next. You look upward to a degree while massaging your neck by raising your shoulders higher than one would do in a normal walk. As mentioned in above paragraph the massaging of the neck by ones shoulders brings more blood flow to the head helping one to push oneself harder than one could normally do. One can increase the intensity of this exercise by shortening ones steps even more and by breathing in and out with each step, but this is a really advanced technique when done well and one must work up to it. It can takes years to get really good at this. When doing this exercise one should try to quiet the mind a good portion of the time, since one can focus harder and reach a stronger spiritual state when doing this. One can also focus on the side to side motion and how carefully one moves ones feet when doing this exercise. In my astrology system the universally(beyond ones individual self) connections to the bottom of the birth chart are strengthened by this exercise.
The physical/spiritual health gotten from doing both exercises is needed in order to create the degree of spiritual/physical oneness that is required in order to gain a stronger connection to reality/God so one will be better able to contribute positively spiritually and physically to this physical world one now exists in. One does best to have this balance between handling high and low energy states. Being overly hyper active or overly complacent or quiet/subdued and sensitive will limits ones effectiveness and ability to be in control of oneself spiritually. Being out of control or ineffective spiritually can lead to a lot of serious problems in ones life. This world has a lot of problems rooted in the spiritual that are the result of people being out of control or ineffective spiritually. Being effective spiritually involves handling ones emotions and desires well, so that one can better control and direct ones actions and communications toward positive results in this world.
In order to handle really intense and challenging exercise one has to have spiritual beliefs that enable one to handle the very difficult(can feel quite torturous) spiritual/physical states these exercises create. One needs to develop the ability to put all of ones spiritual focus into the present and not have escapist type spiritual beliefs sabotaging this effort. I have blogs on spiritual beliefs I designed to help one deal with the challenging type spiritual exercises and the spiritual state and the heavy dose of reality they connect one with. The truth often is painful, and ones ability to be able to handle more of the challenging/painful side of life helps one to better connect with more of what is true spiritually, and also to those who are dealing with the serious problems of the world that only can be properly dealt with by have a closer connect to reality and the often painful truths that come with it!! Having a good diet with nutritional supplements also helps one to handle a really challenging spiritual/physical training program!

Meditation is important to keeping positive emotionally

Meditation requires one focus on on ones breathing, and feelings. One tries to slow down the body so that it will move to a more stable spiritual state more comfortable and grounded in reality. One becomes more connected and one with the physical world one exists in. One needs to calm all the crazy energy that one absorbs from the world around you and become more one with that which is solid and reliable in this reality we exist in. This reality is challenging and will overpower us at times. We can not allow that to happen. We need to fight to remain calm and strong. Connecting more with the hard/solid part of our reality helps us do that. But to do this we need to slow down and connect with this solid stillness. It is not easy to do this
I focus on my breathing and do certain body movements that relieve the tension that prevents one from relaxing and connecting more strongly with the solid reality that provides us with spiritual strength. It takes a lot of work to meditate, just like it does for a physical exercise program. I combine meditation with the physical exercises I do, and get in a very low energy state as a result afterwards that really connects me with reality in a really solid way. Strong people develop the ability to perform in the low energy states that others can not handle! It is all in conditioning oneself to handle a lot and to be able to handle low energy states really well.
Emotional strength is developed when one can handle the challenging emotions that one must face and get use to when one is in a lower energy state than one is comfortable with. One trains oneself through meditative techniques to get use to lower energy states and the challenging emotions and the reality that comes with them. I confront challenging emotions while meditating and overcome their power over me, so I can use them to my benefit!!
1/25/16: Now doing my intense meditative walk in a way I tire out sooner and move from doing one breathing in and out with each step to one breathing in with 2 steps and out with 2 steps when the first one fatigues me. I move my shoulders up and down in a way to massage my neck so as to get more blood flow to the brain when I do both of these. I raise my head a little to make massaging my neck with my shoulders easier to do.
I have other more detailed blog posts I have done in the past that can be reached by clicking on meditation  under this blog post.  Here is a link to my very valuable meditative walking blog post:   https://astrogoodwin.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/meditative-walking-developing-a-stronger-spiritual-connection-with-the-physical/

Religious Freedom and my right to make a living in the area of my expertise

My focus is very much in the spiritual area in everything I do.  I am “differently abled” in a way that make me able to be very creative in the spiritual area.  My astrology system, along with my dumbbell swing(similar to Barbarian swings), my meditative walking,  and other meditative exercises/techniques I have developed and use are all spiritual in their focus.  To me I see no difference between the word “spiritual” and the word “religious”.   They both focus in the same area!   Often people who use astrology or psychic ability have to claim it to be for entertainment purposes only in order to protect themselves legally.  It is true that often entertainment can have quite a positive spiritual impact.  But, the type of spiritual advice I give (with the aid of my astrology system at times)can be very serious and effective at times provided the person is open to my spiritual approach which is very much focused on helping individuals improve on their spiritual  ideas/programming so as to be best able to handle the intense challenges/problems they face and this world faces.  All my spiritual/religious beliefs/ideas I have accepted or have developed are of the type designed to maximizes an individual’s ability to better handle reality at its most intense.  I believe the spiritual/religious beliefs that work the best in helping us perform in our current very challenging reality we exist in will be the ones closest to the truth.

My spiritual focus is very much oriented toward improving the spiritual/physical conditions that exist in this world, so I have a very strong focus on  causes that work toward that goal.  So that is why I am part of the “Starfish Foundation” and put a lot of my spiritual and other energy into it.  People of other religions who are open to further improving on their spiritual beliefs will get along well with me.  Those who feel no need to always be working on trying to improve spiritually through improving on their practices/training and beliefs will be incompatible with me.  I need to work with people who sincerely are always looking for ways to improve on how they function and how effective they can contribute in the area they are capable in.  My focus on spiritual development is important since spiritual change must first start in the individual before positive change can be made spiritually collectively in this world.  The spiritual “status quo” is the enemy of positive spiritual change and to being able to improve on our way of handling the serious problems in the world that are rooted in the spiritual and very much impacted by the spiritual/emotional maturity/development of the individual people that compose our collective society.

I feel I represent someone who really tests how much the belief in Religious Freedom is really valued in the United States of America, and in other countries that claim a similar belief.  I have the right to make a living in the area I am good at even though I am so unique compared to most other people when it comes to my capabilities.  We need to start working harder in this country in using more of the human resources we have available.  Uniquely/”differently abled” individuals should be prized not discouraged or put in positions where they have no constructive ways to develop and contribute to this world.  We live in a society that often likes to overly “blame the victim” for its own inadequacies.  Often the people in leadership blame those that are not that capable of helping themselves rather than showing true leadership and working to change the conditions that they are able to, that are holding people back from living in a more responsible an.d productive way.  We can transform this world into a better place to exist in spiritually, and we can make a lot better use of our human resources.  We need to change the spiritual state of this world, so that we have a spiritual environment here that create a higher percentage of spiritually/emotionally healthy individuals and less spiritually/emotionally unhealthy criminal types.

Here is a link to the “Starfish Foundation” of which I am a member that is just getting started in its quest to make a positive difference in this world:

https://www.facebook.com/shiningstarrenterprise/timeline

Spiritual development of human beings, not that of non-humans(animals)

My spiritual focus is very much into improving this world spiritually. This has to be done by improving on the spiritual beliefs and techniques of the human inhabitants on this planet. Some people connect better with animals than human beings. We need to learn to do better at connecting with our fellow human beings. Animals just reflect the spiritual energy they are exposed to. Human beings are capable of so much more spiritually. But often human beings behave not much different than animals. People often project human characteristics onto animals. Animals are a lot tougher than humans realize in handling what ever life sends their way. Humans often project onto the world what they would like to believe to be true. A lot of human beings are not that solidly connected to reality, so as to be really sensitive to other human beings. They often prefer to relate to pets over human beings since pets easily respond to what spiritual energy they project onto them. Some people like to believe all life forms are on the same level spiritually. But, the truth is that some life forms(like human beings) are capable of achieving amazing things spiritually. But, the human race will not advance a lot further spiritually, if it denigrates any effort by anyone trying to perform on a higher(more competent) level spiritually than others. Some people are just better than others in certain areas due to their hard work and potential. We need more people to work hard at improving in the spiritual area on this planet. Being on the same spiritual level of animals(non-humans)is not going to do much to improve the really messed up spiritual conditions on this planet.

In order to do the really intense spiritual-physical training I developed and do, one must have guiding spiritual beliefs(theories)that enable one to handle a the very heavy dose of reality it spiritually connects one with.  Human being are able to push themselves extremely hard spiritually and gain a lot of understanding of how the spiritual works on a very complex level.  We can do amazing things to transform the world we exist in in a positive way provided we advance a lot further in our understanding of the spiritually.  Our pets will gain from our advances through the type of spiritual energy we feed them!

We need more spiritual expertise on this planet, and need the media to be more of a factor in helping this happen!!!

I am in #Houston trying to get my very unique and valuable spiritual beliefs and techniques to the public. I have always been unfairly discriminated against for being “differently or uniquely abled” in this world. The media tends to be locked into a certain mind-set that screens out people like me and deems me as not worthy of accessing the real freedom of speech that only being on the public airways can provide. The media is controlled by certain interests(often interested in maintaining the “status quo” that help finance them). The religious/spiritual status quo is also hard to go up against with authoritarian religions that think they are connected perfectly with perfect divine/spiritual sources also are interested in not allowing an innovative/creative spiritual type person like me get in a position to “rock the boat”.

 

I have spiritual beliefs that are geared to help those with the most challenging of spiritual/psychological/emotional problems and to help deal with the serious problems in this world that are so emotional/spiritually charged! The spiritual is powered by the emotions and a person with true spiritual expertise is able to handle the whole spectrum of emotions in a positive way. People sometimes glorify certain emotions and give them and overly positive spin, while demonizing others. But, all emotions exist for a purpose and can be of great value when directed in a constructive positive way.

 

My beliefs are designed to help people handle the roughest physical/spiritual states a person can face in this very challenging physical reality we exist in. They are not beliefs that devalue the importance of this physical reality we exist in and the challenges it poses to us spiritually. A spirit can not be strong or function really well without being in a challenging environment. Tough spiritual training techniques(like the ones I have developed and train myself with)help one to become able to handle extremely tough physical/spiritual states, so that one will be able to better perform spiritually in the field(real life). Good training is suppose to prepare one to have the professional skills to be able to better contribute in ones field of expertise to others who can benefit from it, and to making the world a better place by so doing.

 

Science does not have all the answers, and often intrudes to much in areas that are spiritual in nature and not that easily dealt with with their scientific methods/techniques. The field of psychology is dominated by the spiritual, and the field of medicine is greatly affected by the spiritual. We need really badly to advance further in the spiritual area, so that we can keep science from dominating areas that should be the territory of those who have really advanced spiritual training. We need to advanced spiritually to the point that we all become “spiritually independent” and able to search for the best spiritual beliefs and techniques and not be controlled by authoritarian spiritual ideology dominated by “bigger than life” historical/mythological figures/individuals from the past. Being divided by differing spiritual ideologies/mythologies, has harmed our spiritual advancement on this planet, science does not have all these differing ideologies to deal with and is able to be a united field searching for the truth about our physical universe. The spiritual need to advance so it can take a similar approach as science while using effective spiritual methods to discover what works the best to effectively improve the spiritual conditions that exist on this planet and solve the serious problems that exist here to quite a degree that have their roots in the spiritual. So many problems could be better address in this world if people developed further spiritually so that their emotions and desires could better be harnessed to bring positive constructive results rather than tending to sabotage our attempted to improve the state this world is in.

The diet I use to help me handle my intense physical/spiritual exercise!

Diet seems to be a really controversial subject. Some people are into raw foods. Some believe in the cave man diet. Some think we all should become vegans. Some avoid all genetically engineered foods. Some are into organic food. It can be expensive to be on certain diets that are so particular. But, we all are different and have different biological vulnerabilities.

I have to be frugal and I do not fear scientific innovation when it comes to food and nutrition, provided it was done with reasonably good intent(an intuitive value judgement) and has some history(not extremely new). I do tend to use vitamin supplements, but do not use the expensive more natural ones. My calorie restricted lacto vegetarian low fat diet works well for my me and my hard training, but would probably be too harsh for others.

I eat 6 small meals a day about 3 hours apart.  My diet includes vegetables(mostly cooked greens), fruit, whey protein, one tablespoon refrigerated canola or soy oil(meals 1&5 only-not used in cooking-do not fry food), salt(need some to feel okay), oatmeal/brown rice, and a lot of vitamin and mineral supplements.  I take Vitamin C(250-500 mg) with 3 of my meals.  I take a multi-vitamin mineral tablet and B-complex tablet twice a day with meals 1 and 5.    I make sure I get plently of calcium/magnesium/zinc in either my multi-vitamin-mineral tablet or in other added tablets.  I am lately on a very high protein diet – about 140 grams of protein a day.  I can replace rice or oatmeal with fruit.

I have very little belly fat. I have to make an effort to eat less than my body would desire. But, enough that my body does not get adversely affected. It is a fine line. I try to get good and hungry at least once a day by eating a little less in my small meals(6 daily-every 3 hrs)until I build up a good appetite. Once I get hungry I eat a little more at my next meal. I have to read my body and figure out if it has gotten enough calories to keep it strong. I do not eat any junk food or add any spices(extra flavoring) to my food. I do enjoy my food, as a result of having a good enough appetite.

3/16/14

I did a lot of reading on this subject of eating before and after exercise the last 2 days. I did learn a lot. But, I found no need to change the unique approach that I feel works so very well for me. I just figured out why it may be working well for me. I do believe that we all have to figure out what approach works well for us. I do not seem to have any bad days when I exercise, they all are very rough and very similar. I do keep trying to push harder every time.

I do eat a lot of whey protein in my 6 small meals(3 hours apart) with one being shortly after exercising. When I work out in the morning without breakfast, I will not have a lot of glycogen stored in my body, since(I read) the body uses up a lot while one sleeps. This will affect how long I last when doing my intense exercises. I do feel I last long enough to have a lot of positive impact. Often when you subject your body to more challenging conditions(heat and altitude for example) you gain results from doing this. I believe one can train ones body to burn fat more efficiently(thus needing less glycogen in your fuel mix)and also train the body to store more glycogen. One will then find that when you train under more ideal conditions(with more available glycogen-like after carbo-loading), one will be able to last so much longer.

I have read about different people doing quite well doing different things. It can takes a while for the body to adjust to a quite different program. Science often does not take this enough into account as well as other variables. In the past body builders use to believe in training on an empty stomach. Arnold Schwarzenegger did quite well doing this. I read about a person doing quite well exercise-wise on a very low carb diet. We all are different(genetically) and have different goals. So we have to do our own research and figure out what approach works best for us.

Update 8/13/14:  I now have been eating a 7th meals at 2:00 AM on mornings(4:30 AM Monday-Wednesday-Friday)  I do my really intense 2 handed overhead non-stop (modified)dumbbell swing exercise.  This acts a little like carbo loading and allows me to last longer.  I am now able to last 15 minutes non-stop swings, doing first fifty 40 lb swings followed immediately by as many 20 lb swings as i can safely do.   I forgot to mention that I use Lite salt(contains sodium and potassium) a lot to provide the electrolytes I need to exercise really hard and to help hydrate myself adequately especially when it is hot.

Updated 3/31/15:  I have cut my the amount of protein in my diet down quite a bit to around 90 grams a day.  Updated:  May 2015 lowered protein to about 75 grams a day mostly from whey protein.

I do have to focus a lot on my diet in order to stay lean and fit. My body can easily gain weight due to all the stress in my life. I have had periods in which I have had quite a bit more body fat. The main thing is to focus on eating healthier and eating the amount of food that makes you function at your best. Different diets and body types work better for different people. Everyone is different! Addictive type foods can readily sabotage a diet. I do not eat any junk food, but have not done so for a very long time. Just like exercise, diet requires a lot of effort over a long period of time to get good at it. The body has to adjust to any changes one makes in regard to diet and exercise. So one usually does best to make incremental changes and allow the body time to adjust. If you try to do too much too fast, your body and spirit can become overwhelmed and cause you to have a setback. Also, if you do have a setback and lose control of ones diet, one should not give up, but just go right back on your diet with what ever adjustments you can figure out will help make it work better in the future. One should not allow one bad day destroy your diet. Nothing works perfectly. One will have some setbacks, but one just has to try to maintain a constant effort over time.

7/7/15:  I have been on an austere calorie restricted diet(some people use this type diet to increase their longevity) which along with very intense meditative and cardio exercises is helping me develop an ascetic body type that works really well for spiritual strength and awareness.  I now weight 124 at 5’10”.

8/11/15:  I eat 6-7 meals(usually a meal every 3 hours) a day. I eat really small portions at the beginning of the day and try to build up as much hunger as I can. I then use meditative walking to help me better handle this hunger. I find battling hunger a really effective and challenging spiritual exercise. I do tend to push the edge a lot physically and spiritually and have been doing this for a very long time, so am quite good at doing it safely. I do eat a little more the last 2 meals of the day(6PM&9PM)so that I will have some energy for my 4 AM exercise routine. At 2 AM a couple of hours before I do my dumbbell swing routine(3 days a week) I eat an extra meal/snack of salted oatmeal to give me the extra energy this exercise requires.

8/15/15:   I had to increase my daily calories in my diet and eat a 7th meal of salted oatmeal every night. My body made it clear to me that I could no longer feed off of my remaining body fat, which is very little! Maintaining my current body type will be as hard as it was to get there. Being a spiritual pioneer, it takes me a little while to figure out how to mask adjustments when a transition is required. Have to figure things out on my own since have no really good sources/references to use to guide me. But, after a few days of experimentation I seem to have made the required adjustments to my diet. I do do things to the extreme, but we live in an age where we need to be able to handle really extreme situations. We do live in the “Atomic Age” where we have to have experts who are able to handle situations in which the :margin of error” is extremely small and the consequences of mistakes can be extreme!  I now weigh about 120 lbs at 5’10” tall.

8/27/15:  I adjusted my diet after running into some physical problems related to pushing myself too hard.  So, decided to go back on my really high protein diet with 20 grams of added whey protein to 6 of my meals.

9/11/15 in Houston:  I am now eating every 3 hours around the clock, exercising at 2AM and then having a protein drink at 3AM, I eat salted oatmeal at Midnight. I am on a very high protein diet!  30 grams whey protein with 6 of my 8 meals(or snacks).  So close to 200 grams protein a day.  But, my very lean ascetic-spiritual body type is doing well on this.

1/19/16:  I have cut my protein down to a more normal level(around 100 gm). Back in September 2015, I was taking in about 250 gm a day which was more than I thought I was taking since the whey protein I was taking changed the size of scoop and portion without me knowing. I then cut back to around 180 gm and around 150 gms. My body seems have been able to handle really high protein levels, but the body can get use to a lot when you are really pay a lot of attention to your diet and nutrition and meditate really intensely so you read your body really well so as to make quick adjustments to your diet if required. Developing a new astrology system is not an easy task and a high protein diet seemed to help me handle the spiritual/physical stress involved in the rapid changes in spiritual programming often involved in this process.

6/8/16:  I now have put on more weight and have stopped restricting calories, but am still on my strict diet.  I now have gain weight both muscle and fat, and am doing even better with my daily meditative walking exercises and dumbbell swing(barbarian swing) exercise. I found the calorie restricted diet I was on helped me to leave my really restricted situation living with my sister in San Antonio area, and transition to living in Houston where I could better get my ideas out to the public.  This transition was extremely difficult for me to do spiritually and the extreme diet I was on before and after it opened the doors required to make the transition happen and be successful!

6/19/16:  I have recently eliminated whey protein from my diet, so I am now a vegan with oatmeal the staple to my diet.  I get enough protein due to the amount of calories I consume as a result of all the spiritual training exercises I do.  I continue to supplement my diet with vitamin/mineral tablets.

astrogoodwin

Diet seems to be a really controversial subject. Some people are into raw foods. Some believe in the cave man diet. Some think we all should become vegans. Some avoid all genetically engineered foods. Some are into organic food. It can be expensive to be on certain diets that are so particular. But, we all are different and have different biological vulnerabilities.

I have to be frugal and I do not fear scientific innovation when it comes to food and nutrition, provided it was done with reasonably good intent(an intuitive value judgement) and has some history(not extremely new). I do tend to use vitamin supplements, but do not use the expensive more natural ones. My calorie restricted lacto vegetarian low fat diet works well for my me and my hard training, but would probably be too harsh for others.

I eat 6 small meals a day about 3 hours apart…

View original post 1,419 more words

Spirits that connect with us and give us guidance

My belief in the vital/indispensable connection of the physical and the spiritual, and the importance of having the parts of the brain that deals with the spiritual very well trained through physical-spiritual exercises affects what I believe, and in turn help me to value these extremely rough&challenging exercises enough to put myself through them.

We attract kindred spirits(who are between lives)our way that will attach themselves to us, until they find a new body that fills their need in their next life. A spirit requires the part of the brain that deals with the spiritual to enable it to function(operating on the proper level that it needs to function at). When incarnated in the type of body with the proper brain for its spiritual requirements, the spirit is able to do a lot on its own in the physical world it is part of and has responsibilities toward. But, when the body loses its ability to support the spirit’s needs(through its spiritual brain function), it must abandon the body(let it die) and find another way to gain the connection with the physical machinery(brain function)to keep operating spiritually. Since a new body to meet its needs will not be immediately available, the spirit will temporarily find a kindred spirit to attach to that will share the needed brain function with them required to maintain their continued existence. In return this spirit can give one guidance, but will not be able to take over the body that one has obtained ownership/command of through growing up with it and developing it.

There exists spirits that are kept in existence by being fed by the power of beliefs of groups of like believers. These spirits will be connected to a number of spirits with brains with advanced enough spiritual function to support them. God is the necessary universal spirit that keeps our physical reality functioning well and is automatically supported by the spiritual parts of the brains of all biological bodies that have such function. My beliefs have been developed as a result of deep well reasoned spiritual thinking helped with the spiritual strength and awareness that my intense physical-spiritual training has provided me with.

Nobody has a perfect spiritual connection with God, and will connect with God and other spirits on the level they are capable of based on their spiritual development.  So the guidance one gets will only be as good as what our spiritual development enables.  Our intuition will never be perfect, but can be improved with proper training and then help us to connect with better spiritual guidance from what ever spiritual source we are able to make a connection with.

Advancing spiritually is just not as simple as just eliminating meat.

I have not eaten meat for a very long time. Did eat some fish quite a while ago. I am pretty sure if I ate some lean meat for protein today that I would not suddenly lose all the spiritual strength and awareness I have developed through all the really hard physical-spiritual training I do.  In my experience, I do not find non-meat eaters overall that much more spiritual than meat eaters. Often people exaggerate the spiritual and physical benefits of certain diets over other ones. I do not automatically assume someone is not very spiritually advanced just because they eat meat, or assume some one is spiritually advanced just because they do not eat meat. I just do not find a lot of people on this planet that advanced spiritually.

 

I believe a really healthy diet with added vitamin-mineral supplements works well along with really intense meditative/spiritual and cardio(heart) exercises is very important to ones physical-spiritual well being. An ascetic calorie restricted diet with very small frequent meals can help one to get the really lean body type that makes one really strong and aware spiritually. We need more people that are willing to work hard to improve on their spiritual beliefs, and diet, so that they are able to do the really tough spiritual-physical training required in order to develop a great deal of spiritual expertise. It just is not as simple as just eliminating meat.

 

We need people in the various occupations that are required to make this planet function well for all. Not everyone needs to have the spiritual as their main focus or occupation. People can utilize the expertise of well trained(conditioned)spiritual professionals to help one keep on the right track spiritually while one focuses in an occupational field that ones innate capabilities are well suited to.

I was on a very austere calorie restricted diet when I posted this blog.  I made a lot  of spiritual progress on this extreme diet. but have gone off it to quite a degree since then and gained weight.  My current diet is still very strict, but with more calories and I feel works extremely well for what I am doing now spiritually.

  • Thomas Goodwin "astrogoodwin"