spirituality

Physics of Spirit

    Life is not to be taken too seriously. You are born into a space that is crowded with philosophies and systems that attempt to subject you to particular treatment. While it’s healthy to understand these predetermined conventions exist, which ones you choose to abide by and which ones you choose to isolate require a balance of intuition and instinct; you can’t remove the laws of our world, but you don’t have to live in compliance with them.

   Often, a good way of determining which laws are better made obsolete and which laws cohere with your nature is to separate yourself from all conventions for a period of time. Let life happen to you. You will likely become seemingly alone for a period of time as you separate yourself from the conventions you are familiar with, but a beautiful event will occur: life will start aligning without any planning. 

   The desires you once had, you forget, then they start to manifest. The dreams you’ve had unfold into the physical, and you begin your dance with spirit. 

   The moment you realize life is happening without your direct intervention, thoughts will attempt to intervene. Simply let them pass through like a free flowing interstate; don’t let a traffic jam form. As the cars continue to pass, they will soon become quiet, then your next desire will manifest.

   When you don’t know what to do - don’t. do. shit. Forcing yourself to move on to a new activity will only create a traffic jam.

   If you’re thinking “that’s great, but I want to do stuff with my life; I can’t afford to ‘let life happen to me,’” then you are on the same train of thought most of us have been on for a large portion of our lives. If you desire to be successful, hold immense trust in the abilities of the greater divine. There is no direct path to our dreams, which is why our brain isn’t responsible for the outcome of our situation - our heart is. Trusting that we will be fed when we are hungry, without mapping the entire journey out, is crucial to our success, or more importantly: happiness. 

   Our dreams are not math equations to be solved by plugging in numbers. They are the most complex mathematics a mathematician has ever laid her eyes on. Shit so complicated it’s a black hole of understanding - the only way to reach it is to follow the pull of gravity. 

   When you let go of trying to control your life, magic starts happening. Things begin to occur that fill your heart with joy. Desires you may have always held will become frivolous, or they will create a clear path for you to continue your hike.

  When you stop placing destinations, you start reaching them.

 

Much love & namaste,

Ryan <3

Maze

   What often brings us close to happiness is a path compiled of habits, relationships, and thoughts that do not serve our greater well being. Say you’re in a maze, and the goal at the finale of the maze is happiness, certain paths will take you close to the goal, separated only by a thin wall, yet will never allow you to reach happiness. The wall cannot be broken. If you try to break the wall, you will become stuck in the routines and thoughts that have brought you up to the wall; repetition of habits from your unaware self will not let you become happy. 

   Perhaps taking acid or some other psychedelic has brought you close to happiness before, so much so you became complete happiness for a period of time, yet after the acid wore off, you only saw happiness, you weren’t happiness. The acid granted you a bird’s-eye view of the maze, but like anything that goes up, you had to return to the maze, confined within its walls. Taking acid another time, you may take an even higher bird’s-eye view of the maze, yet again you will return. Repeatedly taking acid will not allow you the power to break through the wall between you and happiness.

    The only way to arrive at happiness is to embark on a new path. 

    Begin peeling back layers of habits, removing all excess. Remove the habits that bring temporary joy: lusftul sex, eating processed foods, tobacco, eating sugar, staying up late, waking up late - whatever habits you do not own control of. Regain the ability to live without these habits. Each layer you peel off your shell is a step closer to happiness. Eventually, you will find yourself facing the path that leads directly to happiness, and you will know it. The only thing you will need to be happy here is your breath. 

   Facing the path to happiness, you are able to see all other paths in the maze. You will see that they do not lead to an outing of the maze. All the while, you will be tempted, as the path to happiness is the one with no desires.

   Once you embark on the path to happiness, there will be confusion because it too shares practices with your previous paths. You will eat, but not indulge. You can have sex, but not to fulfill your sexual craving. You can smoke weed, but not to get high. You can have sugar, but not to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our brains complicate these truths turning them into riddles, which we will get caught in, satisfying our desires instead of remaining true. However, we must forgive ourselves and continue to head straight, now better understanding of our own ego. There is not a reason to knowingly head back towards a wall; happiness is the way out of the maze. 

   I’m only at the beginning of the path to happiness as well, still falling down, still abiding by my desires, and still taking wrong turns. Yet, when I am in awareness of the bird’s-eye view, I continue heading straight. 

 

Much love & Sat Nam, Namaste

 

Ryan <3

   

Dragon Ball 2: Dimensions

   The last blog post I linked Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods to the ancient theories of balance - yin and yang. As a kid, I never caught on. However re-watching the series again now I see that there are immense ties between the writing in Dragon Ball Z (DBZ) and Buddhism, Taoism, and other ancient and modern spiritual wisdom. Balance, being an essential part of the foundation of a spiritual life, I covered in the first post. Now, we’ll take a more in depth look at the knowledge embedded in this show, starting with dimensions!

Who woulda eva thunk it.

   Lord Beerus, from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, mentions he is the God of destruction for his respective dimension - the third dimension. Along with this, he reveals there are 12 dimensions, each with its own respective universe. Dimensions, being separated from each other based off of their different frequency ranges, are a large scaled chakra system, with their being 12 main earthly chakras. 

   The 13th chakra people speak of is the base chakra of our higher self, the part of our being existing in a higher dimension, which is why we cannot connect with our 13th chakras vibrating in our current third dimensional form. When we are existing in the 4th dimension, however, we are able to feel our 13th chakras, as we are vibrating on a frequency that is high enough to resonate with it. While many souls don’t transcend into their higher selves until they pass away from their earthly form, through practices such as meditation, yoga, breath work, art, and universal empathy (extending empathy to all lifeforms through people’s daily practices, such as eating), people are able to have experiences in the 4th dimension, existing through their higher selves. 

   In the same way we generally only exist within our twelve earthly chakras remaining unaware of our higher leveled chakras, we can currently only mathematically prove the existence of twelve dimensions, having only explored the 3rd dimension, the one we exist on. Much like our personal chakra systems, there is a 13th dimension. However, there is such a large gap in frequencies between the third dimension and the thirteenth dimension that humans are unable to prove its existence via any mathematical means, thus far. Not until our tools of comprehending the universe incorporate 4th dimensional knowledge will we be able to verify the existence of the 13th dimension. 

   To connect this back into Dragon Ball Z, our dimension has a system of “checks and balances,” with Lord Beerus being the means of destruction for the third dimension so that new creation can ensue. As he reveals however, his teacher, Whis, is the God of Destruction for the 4th dimension/4th universe. In the the third dimension, Whis ages over the course of thousands of years, as time is interacts with matter of the 4th dimension much differently than ours. Whis is also amazingly powerful, he hardly exerts any energy when battling with third dimensional beings as he possesses inner-power that allows him to thrive at a level high beyond that of third-dimensional lifeforms. Also, revealing that Whis is a 4th dimension being brings light to the fact that beings of higher frequency universes can travel to lower frequency universes, whereas there is much more resistance to move up into a higher dimension or universe.

  
Wow
, that’s hefty. Watch the entertainment you consume with an intent to see light, wisdom, and truth and that is what you will see.

Much love explorers. Keep searching, keep creating, and keep watching Dragon Ball Z!

 

Namaste,
Ryan 

Forgetting Mars

   It's been a while since I've wrote. I go through waves of time where I write my ideas or talk with others about my ideas. Both of them are necessary for me, as when I do either of them solely I notice an unbalance begin to occur in my life. 

   Being that I’ve been speaking more than writing recently, I’ve strengthened my relationship with Kim (my girlfriend), Andre, and other close friends, as well as built new relationships upon verbally sharing ideas. Not only do others hear my thoughts, I get the chance to learn from what others know, an exchange that doesn’t typically occur with writing. I have focused in on expressing myself concisely, so that others receive honesty when interacting with me, and when others receive honesty, they exert honesty. In the few weeks I’ve been spending in my hometown recently, I’ve had little in the way of small talk with people, which I find incredible because I’ve never been close with many of these people. In the few minutes we do see each other, we are [usually] able to look each other in the eye, talking heart to heart, and thinking back on all the small talk I have made in the past, is almost unbelievable.

   However, not writing as much has rendered me mentally anxious at times, even though I recognize this is a condition I have subconsciously created for myself. Writing relocates ideas from my mind and moves them into the physical plane, whether it be onto paper or onto a computer screen. Without that process, ideas begin to cycle around my head, moving in and out of my conscious focus. Much like an update on a phone, I can dismiss it, but if I don’t update it, the notification to do so will continuously pop up. Whether it be once an hour, once a day, or once a week, IT. JUST. WONT. GO. AWAY. 

   Writing is my mental update. As much as I may will for my brain to internalize that new idea I learned on Monday about chakras, it will decide to fade in and out of my focus until I sit down, write it, and expand upon it. 

   Relocation from oneself to the physical plane takes many forms other than writing, in fact, that simple process is what defines art. You may find your solace in taking photos, editing photos, cooking, making music, playing video games, working out, creating drinks, talking, or you may find it inside of ALL of those things, just as I do. Remember, however, that while they may all deserve a place in your life for different reasons, they are all manifestations of one phenomena: art.

 

   WOOOOO! That felt good to write. Releasing pockets of internal creative energy is ssooooo necessary, however, I’m going to refrain from writing more on that (for now) so I can share this poem I wrote with you.

 

Forgetting Mars:


Progressing in awe as I move towards the stars.

I’ve gotten close to Mars, but decided to simply: not.

History rests there that I do not want to touch. 

An artist once said, “I can’t see what I can’t relate to,”

So it appears that history is where we’re headin.

But heads turnin and shreddin the reflection

Past down from an upward direction.

Dropping tools of maceration

That cause only lacerations to Earth’s lively skin.

Looking up to Mars for inspiration within, 

Reading bright signs the unblind defend.

They read “please, do not do this again.”

 

Meanwhile, the media will play dumbfound.

Uprooting the ground while they make enough sound

To hold the blind down.

With an open look around we’ll realize:

This is home, now!

But when we act in opposition to our mother’s good-will,

Breaking all the house rules and making mother ill,

We’re forcing her decision to move us out

So she can heal.


Thank you for taking time to read about me write about my thoughts. By reading this, you are lending me your own energy, and I appreciate that from you infinitely. 

Thank you, from the bottom of my growing, glowing, green heart <3

Namaste, 
Ryan

Circumstances

“Constant personal and spiritual progression generates happiness.”

 

   I experience happiness in waves - I experience going up the wave, the peak, the come down, and the bottom. Recently, I have been at the bottom of the wave, which has been a surprise to me as I now have my desired external circumstances of traveling freely: currently in Rome, Italy. Not remaining spiritually, mentally, and physically (health) grounded, my adjustment of scenery has been similar to changing the screensaver on my laptop: nice, but not very impactful. 

   Despite my initial confusion, I am re-realizing that a circumstantial change doesn’t equate to being more happy. Continuous inertia is cause for happiness; when we become internally stagnant, we allow holes to form in the solid ground where we drop direction, creativity, and love for all that surrounds us. I have recently allowed this to happen to myself, as I have reached my desired external circumstances of living a nomadic lifestyle without demanding obligations from others (day job), so I started to think that inner prosperity would be served to me on a plate next to olive oil tossed fettuccini and mushrooms (thank you Italy!). However, when I obtained this perspective, I became frequently distraught; I began to eat more, I didn’t fully appreciate my surroundings, and I became less adamant about writing, exercise, breathing purposefully, and meditating - practices that are grounding. Disengaged from my grounding practices, I become focused on circumstances as opposed to internal progression, which results in enjoying my surroundings less. 

   In the third-dimensional world, we will always be on the inside looking out, therefore our immediate surroundings are a reflection of what’s inside of us. Therefore, it’s vital to maintain order within our temporary dwelling places: our bodies; our temples. The more we maintain a lively and orderly temple, the more enjoyable the view is out the windows. This is the lesson I haven’t been integrating recently, as I have had circumstantial focus instead of internal focus, even though my current favorable circumstances are a result of my personal progress. 

   When ego becomes involved, we stop progressing and start expecting to progress; while circumstances can create space for happiness, they will not fill that space on our behalf.

Share your light gold soul.

Much love, 
Ryan

Limits

“If I start writing now, I fear I won’t stop - fear is only a limitation that exists when I allow it to.”


   The idea of limits has occupied my mental and spiritual space recently. Particularly how we (humans) believe in their existence; humans are likely the only lifeforms that allow fear into our experience. For example, a mountain goat will faithfully prance up to the edge of a 2,000 foot cliff, knowing that he is not suddenly going to fall over the edge. Therefore, he stands on the edge, embracing the profound dynamic of height. Then there’s seven year old me, entangling my limbs around a lone tree on top of Stone Mountain, crying as if life were being sucked from my soul, even though I was hundreds of feet away from all edges of the gently curved mountain. I had already envisioned myself tumbling over the edge before I had seen it, doubting my ability to stand, whether it be next to a tree or next to a cliff. The reason I wasn’t on the edge like the mountain goat embodying the beauty of the breeze, view, and headspace the moment had to offer is because I was giving fear more power than love.

   If permitted, fear will influence all endeavors of life, so we must dedicate every thought, breath, and word to belittling it. Love what is in front of you fearlessly, for it has manifested into this specific moment for you. Breath in fearlessly, for the breath we are inhaling is providing us the vitality needed to exist in our third dimensional space. Breath out fearlessly, for the breath we are exhaling is toxins leaving our body and pouring into the cells of another being of light as life. Speak fearlessly, reflecting your inner being through your words with whomever you interact with, whether it be your mother or someone you’ve never met. With powerful intention, “hello” is enough to convey your essence to another being. 

   To overcome limits, we must first be aware we have attached them to our heart/mind, or our “citta,” which is a Sanskrit word that means the essence of heart and mind in unison, forming the underlying essence of our soul. Once we are aware of our limitations, we can take proper disciplines to extinguish their influence over our actions. Embarking on purposeful detachment is a powerful way to rid ourselves of boundaries. A current adventure that embodies this I am embarking on is called “banana island,” which is another way of saying a banana fast. On banana island, I’m only eating bananas, coconut water (and the meat from young thaicoconuts which I often receive my water from), and spinach. But mostly bananas. While there is much to talk about in regards to banana island, it is a tool that is allowing me to separate myself from craving food like a drug. Even though I eat a healthy organic whole foods plant based diet, I still lust the thought, scent, and taste of food, so much so that I will think about it when I’m eating, not eating, and when I’m not even hungry; I’m addicted to food. Eating strictly bananas, coconut water (as well as coconut meat), and banana-spinach coconut water smoothies focuses my energy on being fulfilled by the support these three foods offer me. I’m noticing the limits I have around food start to diminish as I’m waking up around 7:00 A.M. with boundless energy throughout my day to run, do yoga, meditate, create, lift weights, and do things that are new to me such as spending time reading and pushing my body with breathing techniques and sensory input going from a sauna into cold water. Discipline is needed to move past our limits, however, discipline doesn’t have to be solely associated with patriarchal systems such as public schools, governments, and jobs that use negative discipline to overstep our sovereignties; true discipline is necessary in becoming the people we need to be.

   Today, know that we are limitless and take actions that defy fears. Create, share love, and do little harm in every step we take. Namaste.


Much love, 

Ryan Tempfer