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A Deeper Practice of Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest techniques that has been recorded or taught. It’s one of the most practiced forms of exercise, health, and spirituality. While at essence, there is great potential for benefit and deeper Consciousness through yoga, 99% of the yoga is coming from an old paradigm perspective. It is yoga based on limitation. No matter how many times a day, no matter how many hours one works with these systems or these techniques, one is still held to the perspective of limitation.

Well, maybe I should back-up a bit. In no way do I mean to imply that practicing hatha yoga is harmful. As it is understood and practiced by most of the world in the twenty-first century, yoga is light or rigorous physical exercise which develops muscles, flexibility, breathing, and awareness. It is good all-around physical exercise.

I should also make a distinction here. Historically, *yoga* is an all-encompassing activity. Is has only been in the last century with it’s commercial rebirth and propagation that its primary connotation has become postures and physical exercise. At heart *yoga* is any spiritual practice, meant to bridge the gap between human and divine. And “bridge” is key. Most often burning bridges is not best practice. In this case, when the bridge is crossed, after it has fulfilled its purpose and is no longer needed, the bridge may well burn.

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Sensual, Spiritual Sex II

This is the second installment in the New Paradigm series on sex and sensuality. Quinn’s book “Full Spectrum Health” is really THE resource for total health information. 

Control centers on the things that are most vital, most at the core. Things like food, sex, health, shelter, national safety, the safety of your family, etc. So whoever it is, your parents, the church, the government, they create the guilt and judgment about sex. It makes people controllable. Bam! You are already guilty because you think about sex. You need forgiveness. Same with food. You make people want food and other substances. You make them want certain foods by getting them accustomed, addicted, or dependent. You control the source of food, promote the idea that your product will bring fulfillment and happiness, then once the need is there, charge money for it, tax it. It is no coincidence that tobacco and alcohol are two of the most addicting substances on earth and most taxed.

Another example: if you make people buy and own land just to live, then apply taxes and thousands of statutes and codes which limit self-reliance and require perpetual payment – that’s hilarious. People actually agree to pay for land. How can you really own a piece of land? Nobody owns it in the first place. There’s no human being on Earth that can actually own land. There might be some papers that say it’s true. There might be some law or idea that governs that, but there’s no real legitimate truth to it. And if at any point or any time Nature wants to call it back, all of that ownership will be just completely destroyed. In one breeze, in one wave, in one rumble, it’s all destroyed.

So this control is taking place. Most of the desire for sex is coming from: the lack of it, for one. But the lack is coming from a deeper core: wanting to be loved, wanting to be sensual, but never having a loving and sensual life. For many people, the only time they ever get close to that is through sex. Once you mature enough to have sex, you have this experience and you’re like “Oh, that felt good, man that was real sensual. . .Whoa! That’s soft! That’s warm. That’s wet.” Whether you actually come to the word sensual, you’re having a semi-sensual experience. Some people are having a more sensual experience than others, and some people are just jacking off inside of you.

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Brian Anthony Ruude

On a warm day in November a tall, self-assured gentleman wearing a wide-brimmed cowboy hat showed up at the Garden of Eden. He met the residents, toured the place, talked to Quinn and told us he would be back in a week. Exactly seven days later he was back. Enter Brian Ruude. He moved into the house as our live-in handyman and no repair or construction prospect since has phased him. With steady attention he listens to Inok describe a wall she would like disappeared in order to open up a hallway in the house. He asks a few questions, listens to the answers, nods, and replies: “give me three days.”  Brian is handy, but he is also a Prayer Warrior, a Mentor, and Life Coach. This is his experience at the Garden so far:

To bear the best fruit, plant the best seed. I move according to the good, directed to health and sustainability, living in the light and away from systems that thrive and survive in the shadows. This is how I walk unaffected through the senselessness of a world where the innocent and defenseless are sacrificed for the sake of the wealthy, seeing through the media-propagated lie that the solution is to buy, that the system works, that nature is without soul, and that if you aren’t afraid, you aren’t paying attention. My words are watched, my actions are followed – that’s a hacked account and traced positioning, but also the power of unity and the attraction of righteousness. . .

Before arriving at the Garden, I was doing mass concrete construction in several different states and working on writing a self-help book as well as building my Life Coaching business. I was making pretty good money, but there was something deeper missing in life. I knew there was a greater purpose I had to fulfill. I decided to move back to Dallas, because that was where the Spirit was calling me. I said a prayer about finding a place where I could be myself and help others around me in Mind, Heart, Soul, Spirit and Truth. Somewhere I could put to work my well rounded set of skills, but to also tune up my mastery of life. Not thinking that place existed outside of my mind, I started looking for apartments and found a very detailed craigslist post seeking a handyman in exchange for room and board at the Garden of Eden. After receiving a reply email, I visited the website, called to set up an interview and I was immediately filled with the energy of the Holy Spirit saying, this is to be your next destination…  

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