Signs of the brain healing

Discussion in 'Abstinence, Retention, and Sexual Transmutation' started by Redemptionisrequired, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

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    Hey brothers and sisters,

    I hope you're all keeping well.

    I wanted to share something that I have noticed in the last few days. My memory seems to be getting a lot better, not only with newly obtained information. I've noticed in the last few days that I get flashbacks of people/things I did as far back as high school and grade school(I'm 29).

    Of course on a "porn" side of things, I'm also flashing back to old content that I had watched a long time ago. I'm assuming my brain is just peeling off the layers of filth and my temptation demon is trying to grab my attention. It won't work, I kill each fantasy instantly(This is super important to a successful streak, I'll write a more detailed post about this in the future)

    For reference, what I have been doing as part of my journey. I've been on 35 days of semen retention, no edging. 107 days no porn and no youtube(MO relapse on day 72 and edged about 10 different times in that first streak). 30 days where I only allow myself to watch 2 hours of TV once in a week(something low impact, no action movies etc), I feel as though this has helped my dopamine receptors a lot. Also, 30 days of multiple meditation sessions throughout the day(10 mins as I wake up, 15 mins after breakfast, 20 mins after lunch and sometimes a bonus 10 minute session in the evening or at night). 7 days increased vitamin D intake from 1000 IU to 2000 IU, I read a study that an increase in Vitamin D also increased T levels. Participants took 3333 IU daily, for 12 months and their T levels increased from 10.4 nmol/L to 13.4 nmol/L (28.8% increase), the percent of increase was also associated to both free T and Total T. After a month, I will increase my dose to 3000 IU.

    Keep up the fight! We will get through this.
     
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  2. don0529

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    Yes that's it... your words are spoken from experience, I can see...
    Preserving ones semen is such a powerful practice that it cant help but to shape ones entire life for the better-- automatically. It balances the system and energies in such a way that our higher intelligence encourages us to harmonize the other aspect's of our life as well-- exercising, walking in nature and being in the sun. not indulging in inauspicious or destructive thoughts, enjoying a empty mind and just being conscious of our own consciousness (meditation), not hanging with people who talk nonsense, or going to places that aren't uplifting, or eating or putting things in our bodies that cause a drop in our life force and vibration, etc.

    The memories and flashbacks of healthy past sensations is also a good sign. It can happen with all of our senses. I would smell certain smells that I smelled as a child, and the colors of nature (sky, greenery, etc) would appear brighter, and I would also again feel those sensations of vitality and freshness of life that I forgot having when I was a child.

    But even after experiencing this stage people have relapsed (including my previous self) because we get complacent. The mind returns with its subtle manipulative tactics and says, "look... you got it all under control now. You have arrived. You can indulge a little bit now in the world of lust. You will be fine. Just do it for a second and then come out." Then the next thing you know I am back into that heavy murky dark world again. And ironically it seems harder to get out each time. The gravitational pull gets stronger. One needs to always stay vigilant. Not worried or fearful, but just a healthy respect for the seeming power of the dark side and a continuous gratitude for being in the light. Complacency can be a subtle trap that can lead to a relapse for many people... I always need to remember this...
     
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  3. Redemptionisrequired

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    You shared gold with this post brother. Just being in our own consciousness is extremely important, I read this in Marcus Aurelius's Meditations: "Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and moutains; and thou art won't to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul, particularly when he has within him such thoughts that by looking into them he is immediately in perfect tranquility; and I affirm that tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. Constantly then give to thyself this retreat, and renew thyself; and let thy principles be brief and fundamental, which, as soon as thou shalt recur to them, will be sufficient to cleanse the soul completely , and to send thee back free from all discontent with the things to which thou returnest." Book Four.
    That is interesting that you have also remember the smells! I can only hope with more study and practice, I will reach higher levels of awareness. I will say that, I am more delighted with the natural sounds of nature when I go for my walks. I've only, within the last 2 weeks , completely removed headphones when I walk and I am so grateful for it.

    Yes, we must strive to constantly cultivate our awareness, work on our health cultivation, through consistent study and practice. I will also make a post about this in more detail, at certain point in time. The temptation demon will attempt to bring us back down, and it is our duty to out level and out maneuver it consistently .

    You speak with a lot of wisdom brother, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.
     
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  4. Morneau

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    Congratulations on your results!! :)

    I've read about Vit D and I totally agree, I went overboard about three months ago and am around 50000 IU myself. At this stage Vitamin K is also necessary, but I feel so much alive its insane.
    50000 seems like a lot, but if you read about the subject, you know the IU scale has been designed to push towards lower numbers. Do what feel best of course.
     
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    50,000 IU? That is pretty damn excessive. There was a case in which a 54-year-old man got kidney damage from taking too much vitamin D, and he was only taking up to 12,000 IU a day.

    "On more detailed questioning, the patient mentioned that he was seeing a naturopathic specialist who had prescribed high doses of vitamin D, advising him to take 8 drops of a specific brand daily. He did not have a history of a fragility fracture or documented vitamin D deficiency. The recommended brand contained 500 IU per drop. Unknowingly, the patient obtained another vitamin D preparation that contained 1000 IU per drop. The patient was not counselled about toxicity risks and, over a period of 2.5 years, he took 8–12 drops of vitamin D daily, for a total daily dose of 8000–12 000 IU."

    Link: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/191/14/E390
     
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    Yes when we retreat within ourselves then every impurity will start surface and burn up. That is why it is seemingly so difficult for awhile to be silent because the mind revolts heavily against being empty and silent. It wants to preserve itself. The mind (or causal body) is where all of our karma is stored. Not giving attention to thoughts and desires and projections will automatically kick start the process of dissolving these things that cause us anxiety and steal our energy... But one should be chill about it and not let the mind make us be so overzealous and frantic about dissolving everything in 1 go. The accumulation of these impurities have taken more time than most can believe and so it will take a little while, but fortunately not as long as it took to accumulate them...
     
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    Thank you brother! Isn't a level of 10 000 IU and above associated with toxicity? I will look into vitamin K as well, thank you for sharing your insight with me.

    I am looking into adjusting all my vitamin levels progressively(those that need), I'm going to go for another blood test in 3 months to see, mostly I try to get things through healthy nutrition.


    Yeah, and I I've also read that it can bring about kidney stones..for the time being I will follow the study that I had read concerning the increase in T levels, 3-4K IU. Thank you for sharing the study with us brother!
     
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    Thank you once more for sharing your wisdom, brother! I am still working at taming general "overthinking".
     

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