I realized how much I enjoy writing. After leaving both school and taking a forced break due to my eye problems, I discovered something about myself I never knew. I discovered or perhaps rediscovered that I truly enjoy writing. I also enjoy research and gathering knowledge in addition to sharing said knowledge with others. Although I do not have the desire to have a writing career, it is something which will be a large part of my future.
In reviewing my blog and other writings for both school and personal, I found something there. I found out how powerful the written word can truly be. My blog has probably discouraged many people from either continuing classes at the institute or from starting them in the first place. No small accomplishment in and of itself. I know that I am hated and despised (well not completely hated or despised) by many New Age followers and those who still practice and work with the techniques that come from places like the institute. They have posted quite vitriolic and ignorant things here and on my Youtube videos. I have to say that I have learned much from their behavior and their responses, I have also developed a good strong thick skin as well.
I now wonder which direction this blog will take. Its not ready to come down, that will only occur on the day the institute closes its doors permanently. New ideas are coming and new insights are also coming. Also I now find I am in a new informational gathering stage, so I suspect that many of my future posts and YouTube videos will have a different and more professional tact.
Credibility is important, especially when you present an idea to the world. Can it be backed up by facts or will you be laughed at and ridiculed for presenting ideas which carry no substance? Are you thinking or are you feeling and going off of feelings? Always remember this
Feelings are based on perceptions and perceptions can often be (or most of the time) be wrong.
What I perceived originally at the institute was not real. The experiences I had were not evidence of spirit, but of an altered state of consciousness, albeit an unnatural one. I did learn from them eventually but it took time and truly framing the experiences for what they were and not what I thought they were.
Always question what you are perceiving, if you do not you may fall prey to those who are not very scrupulous.