Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby mark0987 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:56 am

93,

I have done Resh everyday for around eight months, I feel it is perhaps my most favorite spiritual exercise. Taking two-three minutes to myself four times a day and forgetting about mundane life and focusing on something greater than myself. I get nothing but a peaceful and happy feeling from it.

If you are in a public place I would either wait until you can get somewhere quiet, or do it mentally....it's better than not doing it at all. If I do nothing else on a day or even weeks for a time, I always make sure Resh is completed, because it takes only 12 minutes and I do get something out of it..

I would also read Jim's article in Black pearl (I can't remember which one, it could have actually been in the continuum I'm thinking of) and I'm fairly sure That David Shoemacher (I apologise if that is spelled incorrectly) has both a book with a great chapter on Resh and a podcast episode which goes through it. I feel that if you take their pointers into account you might get more out of Resh.

But it's your life and your practice, if you feel it's not right for you, do something else. Afterall there is no law beyond do what ye will.


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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby RulesOfAir » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:09 am

I'll give it another go. It's just hard for me to get excited about it. However, the visualizations that have come up have been interesting on their own. Maybe I was just focusing too hard on making sure that I get it done rather than just easing in to it. When I miss a workout, or when I go over my dietary budget, I don't sweat it, and just write it off and do it the next day. I guess I need to approach it in that way. Just don't worry about it so much.

I have started doing LBRP daily now, and actually doing it twice usually (morning invoking, nightly banish).

Heh. I just noticed something. When I do resh on a daily basis, my internal clock of sorts seems more in balance. I get really tired at night, I get to sleep earlier, and I generally feel more rested. On days I skip practice altogether, I seem to stay up later just wasting time. I haven't journaled this properly, so I don't have the best data to go off from but thinking about the past week seems to reinforce that.
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Uni_Verse » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:35 am

RulesOfAir wrote:Heh. I just noticed something. When I do resh on a daily basis, my internal clock of sorts seems more in balance. I get really tired at night, I get to sleep earlier, and I generally feel more rested. On days I skip practice altogether, I seem to stay up later just wasting time. I haven't journaled this properly, so I don't have the best data to go off from but thinking about the past week seems to reinforce that.


I have had similar experiences, and the balance it brings to the internal clock is one of the reasons I suggest it so highly.
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Laura Marx » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:54 am

I just started doing Resh two days ago (on a full moon no less!), it really is a different kick to the day. It changes the whole functioning from one of dreaming to one of action, from one of theory to one of praxis, at least for me who has done no magic before. It's very beautiful. The first time I did it I noticed a really sharp and sudden change in consciousness but I haven't noticed that since - perhaps I have sustained it to normalcy! Regardless. I'm very very glad I started doing it.

What are you supposed to meditate upon, though? When it says, compose thyself to meditation on the sun. That's really vague and I don't really understand it and I haven't been able to find anything out about it. I feel that I'm missing out on that part of the show.
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Takamba » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 am

Have you ever thought on the whole three dimensionality of space? The sun is over there, I am over here, the moon is somewhere near. Floating in space. Am I above this? Below this? Floating meaninglessly or am I falling into the sun? What if the whole time thing where at a different pace? What would it look like in super-fast-motion? As I know the sun no longer revolves around the earth, and it is the spin of the axis of the earth that gives the sensation of the sun having a position relative to me, what is the true position of the sun at this given time of day?
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Laura Marx » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:54 am

Those were really really powerful thoughts thankyou so much Tkamba! Very effective!!!
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Takamba » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:12 am

You're welcome. And if you get yourself a free download like Stellarium, you can locate the planets in relation to your exact position and incorporate those bodies into your meditations as well (or other meditations and planetary works). To place in your mind's eye the true location of, say, Mercury when doing a work of Mercury is very powerful for the work.
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby ForceFire » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Would anyone say that performing Resh in your temple is useless?
(Not in view of sun)
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:15 pm

ForceFire wrote:Would anyone say that performing Resh in your temple is useless?
(Not in view of sun)

Not at all. I'm sure 93% of the times I've done it in my life has been indoors.
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby Gnosomai Emauton » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:35 pm

Nope. Do you perform the Kephra adoration in view of the sun. ;-)
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Re: Will & Resh : Seeds of the Work?

Postby ForceFire » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:53 am

Great.

I have often debated this within myself.
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