Tongues prayer on RSD forums
|August 19, 2012||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
Independent discovery of the tongues prayer effect on RSD forums (now deleted):
Like he is so fully in character that one time he pulled a girl to her place and she was like “do you want to drink something?”. And he was like “No alcohol. Just milk if you have some”. Because that’s what a greek man would probably say lol
So one time we were pretending to be greeks at the bar and we started talking in greek even though we don’t know a single word.
The girls totally believed us.
Crazy thing is that you can express emotions better when you are speaking a tongue you don’t know.
Which turned into a great exercise to start the night. It gets you in touch with your emotional way of communication after a long day of logical work.
Also you see what congruence is. Like how genuinely expressing the emotions we feel is what gives meaning to the word we say.
Not the other way around.
Exercise: You choose a country and you express whatever you feel, like a man from that country would speak.
A lot of the time the words sound like some mix of indian and marsian but it’s fucking crazy how congruent and expressive I am.
It’s basically Jeffy’s game of “five” with less constraints.
Later I found out that this is a religious practice called Glossolalia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossolalia#Non-Christian_practice
In christianity it is believed that when you express yourself in tongues, it’s actually the holy spirit talking through you. The holy spirit being another name for those times when you accomplish stuff you rationally don’t think yourself capable of, aka being in state, aka presence. It is a common practice in shamanism and paganism as well.
It is also used in guided vipassana meditations if you’re into that. At the beginning and the end of each group meditation S.N. Goenka sends you some good vibes by talking gibberish. It was disturbing at first but you learn to appreciate it and you really get the good vibes beyond what’s being said. Currently I find it better to meditate with the gibberish than without. It also makes a better timer than your phone.
An example here: http://themiddleway.net/?p=38