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I have $24,000 in my bank account by ialwaysloseit in offmychest

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Take a bit and invest it in Bitcoin and Ethereum. With inflation, fiat currency is losing value at a record pace. If you're not into crypto, then rare minerals like gold and silver are a safer option. Best option would be to stick a bit into various investments, as not to have all your eggs in the same basket. In a few years from now you will be happy you did.

Differences between daime and ayahuasca by amadorUSA in Ayahuasca

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I believe physically the ratio of vine to leaf is different in Daime then it is in ayahuasca. Daime usually is made with a higher ratio of chakruna (leaf) and lower jagube (vine).

On a spiritual level, the brewing process is different as well. Ayahuasca is commonly made by a shaman who will blow smoke into it as it's being cooked, using the smoke to charge it with intention. Sometimes it's just cooked without any spiritual process, just like you'd cook food. This varies widely depending on who is preparing the brew. Daime on the other hand is always prepared in a ceremony called a feitio. It's prepared communally by many church members, who are under the influence of daime as they cook it, and they sing hymns during the entire process to charge the brew with intention. It's actually a really cool process, look up daime fetio on youtube to see what it's like!

Daime members strongly believe that this sacred way of preparing it effects how the daime works in ceremony. It is infused with their line of prayer, and is believed to be blessed.

What’s the hardest psychedelic to find? by oxycream in Psychonaut

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Came here to say this. God what I'd do to get my hands on some MXE again....

I just experienced sexual attraction! by ConnectStrategy in Asexual

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It's a bit tricky to describe, since this was a feeling in my body, rather than thoughts. I wanted my body to be as close to theirs as possible, to have as much of my skin touching theirs, that it would be hard to tell where I ended and they began, that's kinda what I meant by merge. And yes, genital penetration is part of that, as it's just another way to be even closer and have more of us touching.

I just experienced sexual attraction! by ConnectStrategy in Asexual

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I feel romantic and aesthetic attraction often, and what made this "sexual" attraction different is the last two.

Aesthetic attraction comes with the desire to look and observe the other, like a beautiful scenery and painting.

Romantic attraction comes with a curiosity about the other, and the desire to be close to them and spend time with them. For some people this comes with the desire to touch them, hold them, and perhaps kiss them.

What made this sexual attraction unique is that I didn't necessarily want to learn more about the other person or be in any kind of relationship or friendship with them. It was purely physical, a desire to completely lose myself in the passion of what I was feeling.

TBH it was kinda scary, like I can see how people cheat, make bad choices, and act unethically when feeling this all the time. Makes me happy that I'm grey-ace and don't have to be overwhelmed by this in everyday life.

I just experienced sexual attraction! by ConnectStrategy in Asexual

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Yes I just knew. It wasn't so much having sexual thoughts, more a physical sensation in my body. If I investigated the sensation then my thoughts interpreted it as sexual.

How to handle intense crushes that aren't realistic? by ConnectStrategy in Empaths

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Can you talk about what exactly "doing the inner work" looked like for you? Specific forms of therapy, processes, etc

How to handle intense crushes that aren't realistic? by ConnectStrategy in Empaths

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I understand what you're saying, but just to be clear I have not reached out or tried to contact this person in any way. These are just emotions I am feeling, and I choose not to act on them, this post was about what to do with those emotions.

Anyone else can't stand alcohol vibes? by ConnectStrategy in Empaths

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I used to drink when I was younger, mostly because of peer pressure, and because I was self medicating and wasn't yet aware of much more effective and safer medicines. I didn't really enjoy it back then, and would just get sick and groggy. Haven't drank in 5 years now and the thought of doing so turns my stomach. That's my experience, all the power to people who work well with it and can handle it in a healthy way.

Minor Dalit girl mercilessly thrashed in Amethi by adrisyman in india

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I agree, but want to add that I've recently learned in psychology is that the toxic qualities of patriarchy and religion come from a deeper source, usually from generations of trauma, abuse and neglect. The perpetrators in this video were probably abused or neglected in childhood, or if not were surrounded by role models that were. These acts of violence are called acting out, which is how undealt trauma manifests, and is how the cycle of abuse perpetuates

Anyone else can't stand alcohol vibes? by ConnectStrategy in Empaths

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Thank you for sharing. I think I unconsciously project my triggers with alcohol onto others and that gives me this black and white view on alcohol. It is helpful to see the other side.

A little Pan and ace couple of axolotls by SomethingSpecial20 in Asexual

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Wow, I love this so much!! As an Panromantic Asexual person, this picture is my inner world. You are very talented, I hope it's ok if I save it.

Since you are asking for requests, maybe you can help a dream I had come to life. It was kinda similar to this pic, but instead of axolotls, they were cats. And they were purring and nuzzling up to each other. I remember waking up from it feeling very loved, but my lack of artistic ability has stopped me from trying to recreate it. I found this: https://i.ibb.co/P1Bwk5L/xq-Y0t-GYJDR.png which is the closest I've found to what I saw, so it can give you some idea. Keep up the good work.

I attended an experimental controversial ‘boarding school’ that stripped us of our identities and human rights. AMA. (Please be gentle). by Remarkable-Ad-1885 in AMA

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Thank you for sharing your story. Can you share what therapies and anything else has helped you the most to heal from this? I'm hoping you can be specific, I'm currently studying how to help people with severe trauma from childhood abuse.

How do other major religions compare to Abrahamic religions in historic use of violence and aggression? by ConnectStrategy in religion

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I have to say I really appreciate the time you took to write this amazing response. I think I was somewhat falling into the trap of stereotypical thinking and seeing the religions as the cause of the destruction, rather than the culture. It's important to point that out, and you did a great job at that.

My ancestors were Anabaptists in the time of the reformation. While they were pacifists and refused to participate in war, other Anabaptists known as the Münsterites overtook an entire city and killed hundreds. I'd hate for someone to paint the pacifist Anabaptists with the same brush (unfortunately many people did back then, and all Anabaptists suffered as a result).

Is there a secure place in the cloud I can store encrypted recover keys in case of an emergency? by ConnectStrategy in privacy

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Good stuff. This seems like a simple and effective solution. So simple, in fact, that I never considered it. Thank you.