Since I've been off the Pavlina forums for some time, I see lots of threads grasping at what has happened in the past three months. It is easily explained by Chaotic Nodes, energy disruptions: they are being transmitted by both Earth and the sun. This is a cosmic event that was expected and talked about extensively, but many were too busy posting "LOL!" on Facebook to have had the continuity to get through them relatively unscathed. Now many are scrambling for spiritual answers and this makes them vulnerable to the many predator Energy Vampires and Elmer Gantry's of this world. Discernment is a good tool to have.
Since the ascension cycle began, we have been instructed to deal with our own impacted energies. And we are to do this with dedication ("Half Measures Availed Us Nothing"), relentlessness and no fear.
No matter how far you've gone in the wrong direction, turn back.
This particular Ascension cycle we're experiencing does not demand you morph into a conventional Christian, nor does it require Zen practices: in workingwithin your own mind and soul, you'll see what it is you want from this lifetime. Zen might be bad for some people. Yoga could be the wrong avenue for you. One thing is for sure: masturbating will NOT cause you to go blind, trying on clothes (even if they're your wifes') doesn't mean you're THAT fabric, and going on the same ride at the fair several times won't make you any less enlightened.
It's a matter of personal choice. We each are given a seat in this Ascension, and what we do with it is neither right nor wrong. It WILL dictate where we come out, so the best advice is to keep an eye on where you'll end up. And take the best bus suited for you...which might be walking. It might be hang gliding. It might be sitting in a Lotus position.
Each of us sees the universe from a unique perspective, and each one of those views is valid...from that position. There IS One view that is the base structure for All, and as long as you respect that, eternity is open for whatever you choose to do, so long as you play by the established GuideLines.
At present, we're experiencing a lull in the Chaotic Node we just went through. Lots of people got very shaken by it, and in fact many deaths can be attributed to it. Buckle up: before we arrive at 12/12/12, there are several more Chaotic Nodes to endure. Make good choices, ask good questions, and share openly: part of what Chaotic Nodes do is to shatter falsehoods and impacted energies, providing the opportunity to change our views for those more calibrated to Truth.