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Aparigraha and Suppressed Memories

ColdTurkey20082010-07-04 19:08:18 +0000 #1
When I practice "non hoarding", even with thoughts (even people/relationships) and as many things as I can think of... memories come back to me... The author of "Yoga of the Heart" in this book has the 10 ethics of yoga and she says the outcome of practicing aparigraha or non-hoarding is that you will have the knowledge of your 3 lives. This one, the one just past, and the one to come. The reason is because you no longer have material possessions in the way. Then these memories of your life come to you.

Maybe not suppressed, but memories of childhood. Memories that have nothing to do with what I'm doing...they randomly enter my vision, usually at night before bed or in the morning.

The more I practice this, the more crazy it makes me feel. But it's also liberating. I remember things that my "old trusty memory" can't help me remember! lol ! And the weird thing is that the more I do it, the stranger the memories are. They are so tucked away and I wasn't even thinking about them. Things that have nothing to do with what I was doing. It's like a child asking you 50 different questions in 1 hour, and each has nothing to do with each other! It's also pretty cool. What a paradox! Sometimes I get a "key word" and all these memories related to this come back at once...and if I focus on one thing, it seems they are now available to me, as though I can now access files that I didn't have a "password" for!!

Anyone else have any experiences, stories, or explanations for me? Is there anything I need to be doing that will help "recover" more memories or details?


JustinTime2010-07-04 19:10:56 +0000 #2
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Anyone else have any experiences, stories, or explanations for me? Is there anything I need to be doing that will help "recover" more memories or details?

Do you mean by 'recover' you would like to repossess in order to dispossess, as part of your aparigraha practise?
ColdTurkey20082010-07-04 19:45:48 +0000 #3
What I meant was just how do I get more details from memories, "find" more memories in general and stuff like that. From anyone who has practiced this. Is there something that you have learned ... like to not even "hoard" the memories that are coming though your mind? I noticed that, but have to let them flow! Any tips or stories? Anything you know that's not mentioned here that you could share with us/me?

Anything that anyone has learned, or just to say that you have experienced this too, because I feel quite alone in this experience Lol

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