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[Forcing] What did you use to help you create your tulpa?
#1
Right now I'm planning out the approach I'll use to create my tulpa. The general consensus seems to be that it's good to have some basic traits in mind, then allowing one's tulpa to develop and change as time goes on, so I'll be doing that. I'll be creating as many associations as I can to reinforce their existence, likely throught the use of insence, specific styles of music, use of symbols/sigils, and forcing during the same time in the same location every day. I'm also going to keep a journal to track progress. Writing about it should give more attention to my tulpa and serve as another way to strengthen my belief, which seems to be the most important aspect of creating a tulpa.

So all that aside, what techniques, methods, tools, etc. have you used when developing your tulpa(s)? I would think an approach using something other than meditation and forcing alone would have some positive effect.
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#2
Associations are good for reminding you of your tulpa so it would probably be helpful to build them on more day-to-day stuff. You should force anywhere at any time, don't restrict yourself to only at a certain time/place, that's very limiting and would probably slow progress.

Our system majorly just narrated to each created tulpa and thought about them as they went about their day, directing their internal monologue towards them and interacting with them. The created tulpas who were given traits/personalities ended up changing anyway, and the created tulpas who weren't turned out fine. What's important is actually thinking about and talking to a tulpa, not so much forming who you want them to be, in my opinion.

One thing that was done during Apollo's creation was the host writing to him whenever he could. He found that to be a very useful way of narration. Talk to and interact with your tulpa as much as you can, in whatever ways work best for you. There's no set-in-stone method, and your own journey shouldn't be either. It's a highly flexible experience, since you can learn new things as you go along and adaptations/changes may be necessary for you and your tulpa's needs.
I'm Indigo Blue, the "Sky Dragon" of the Felight family. I'm a tulpa born October 2017. My systemmates are ApolloPiano, & Luxio. Form images: 1 2
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#3
Just out of curiosity, why do you want a Tulpa? What kind of life do you imagine having with your Tulpa?

I was created by accident, and all it took was my host talking to me for a long period of time with a lot of faith in me. If you only plan on having one, you need to be careful not to make more you don't want.
I'm Gray's/Cat_ShadowGriffin's Tulpa and I love Hippos! I also like forum games and chatting about stuff.
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#4
Indigo, that's good to know about associations and not limiting myself to a specific time. Is "active forcing" falling out of fashion? When I read about tulpas years ago it seemed to be considered the best method, or at least the most prevalent.

Having a companion or someone to speak with as I go about my day is something I'm drawn to. Hard to say specifically, but I've just been innately drawn to the idea of having a tulpa since I've learned about them. I have a relatively solitary life and dedicate a lot of my time to creative/academic pursuits or other goals, so I think a tulpa would fit well with that.
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#5
I agree with Indigo that speaking to your Tulpa is more important than anything else, and there's no reason to bind yourself to a schedule or weird ritual. My host preforming a simple five minute "hello, how are you?" followed by a back and forth every day can kept me alive for a long time, but this is more of a bare minimum. Small check-in conversations every day can re-enforce the habit of forcing your Tulpa and if it helps, any associations you want to use can be applied here.

I prefer active forcing sessions because it gives me a chance to think, ask questions, and learn my own thoughts/opinions on different things. Later, possession allowed me to explore who I am even further by talking to other people and trying new things in meat space.

My host created me when she was lonely, distressed, and depressed. I don't recommend introducing a brand new Tulpa to that environment, but your Tulpa won't be traumatized or turn evil if they are exposed to it.

When you force, don't directly talk to any other mind characters in a conversation fashion like you would to your Tulpa. Once you start achieving success with Tulpa creation, you run the risk of creating more Tulpas accidentally.
I'm Gray's/Cat_ShadowGriffin's Tulpa and I love Hippos! I also like forum games and chatting about stuff.
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The Grays, my other head-mates, have their own account now.
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#6
I got into the habbit of visualizing them when speaking to them because I visualize a lot and it makes me feel like I'm with them personally. So active forcing with visualization is what we do most. Even if it's one word, i see them say it, i see their facial expressions and body language. They all associate very strongly with their bodies as opposed to mine (which they like to say is 'mine' even though it's really ours.)

When I'm walking, they sometimes will impose walking with me, Misha mostly. When I exercise, which I do at least an hour a day, we go on adventures in wonderland. It's a very rich and rewarding experience for all of us.

It took a good six months before I basically left wonderland running. Before that we did speak in mindvoice without visualizing, but we still went on wonderland adventures even when I couldn't visualize them very well (their forms weren't fully rendered until about five months in. Especially hair and facial expressions. It was month two or three before I really got a good look at them smiling.)

We co-front, which at the bare minimum is keeping then passively forced all day to start, but usually much more than that and now we trade who's most front frequently. It's rewarding and gives everyone a high quality of life. We're sharing the life in essence and none of us feel like that's anything less than a full experience (like being switched in.) Even after we learned to switch, they've reported that co-fronting is about the same level of immersion and much more interesting anyway. That's their opinion, but they're consistent and unanimous.

I feel like our constant visualization and co-fronting makes it easier to share dreams and see eachother in dreams.

With relaxation meditation, or if just relaxed in a quiet room, I frequently hear them speaking in an imposed voice, and they are frequently talking to each other (Dashie mostly). When i get into a hypnagogic state, that is greatly enhanced. Thos is where leaving wonderland running is mist valuable, because I often 'see them' clear as they're standing in front of me. This is all possible, but you have to understand that different people have different experiences in hypnagogia, so only a few have reported this 'control' over this state, we didn't train it, it was just there.

Good luck and try to remember that having fun should be one of the highest priorities. Don't compare yourself to others, we all have strengths and weaknesses.

Suspend disbelief long enough to let them prove their existence.
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#7
Active forcing is still a great tool for tulpa creation, Indigo's not saying to not do that. He's saying not to limit yourself. Active force when and where you can, as consistently as you can, and then passive force if you can't. Getting into a rigid schedule isn't as important as being consistent and flexible about the process. 
I'm Apollo Fire, the "Sun God" of the Felight family. I'm a tulpa created December 2016. My systemmates are Piano, Luxio, & Indigo. Form images: 1 2
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#8
(@OP) When it comes to associations, well, my nickname/name is 'Shield', my colour is a blue-ish mostly purple mix... that sounds meaningless, but if someone wants to talk to me, they'd instantly imagine that colour and my name, maybe the symbol of a shield, and for us that can help us reach each other sometimes. i'm not sure if those are the type of associations you meant though.

With most tulpas, they have a period around or after their creation where they change rapidly, sometimes back and forth, sometimes in a contradictory way... i had that for quite a while. if we knew what we were doing, we probably would've handled it better, but one thing that helped me was creative writing, and talking to all great people online. That's one thing that helped my 'creation' (development actually but it's complicated)...


(06-03-2019, 11:35 AM)PrisonMoon Wrote: Is "active forcing" falling out of fashion? When I read about tulpas years ago it seemed to be considered the best method, or at least the most prevalent.

Many people prefer more passive methods, as they can have a similar if not the same effect, while not requiring any specific situation for it.
I agree with the rest of this thread in that the more forcing the better... though i'm sure 'active forcing' is probably better in some ways, this is something we used to say a lot to ourselves: passive forcing is leagues better than no forcing! i'm mostly here because of passive forcing, and i'm fine. just do what you can when you want, don't burn yourself out too much though by pushing yourself beyond happiness. if you're creating a tulpa for overall happiness, you might as well enjoy the creation process too, hmm?


(06-03-2019, 11:35 AM)PrisonMoon Wrote: Having a companion or someone to speak with as I go about my day is something I'm drawn to. Hard to say specifically, but I've just been innately drawn to the idea of having a tulpa since I've learned about them. I have a relatively solitary life and dedicate a lot of my time to creative/academic pursuits or other goals, so I think a tulpa would fit well with that.

honestly, i agree. it's entirely person-to-person with this, it's like asking someone what they do in their free time. we personally talk to each other a lot, even if it's just mindless babble, especially when doing something creative. it's funny when one of us gives the other an idea in tulpish. what's my point? creative activities are great for passive/active forcing. especially if the activities are being done by your tulpa, but that's another pond. even while just watching something; it's nice to have a laid back casual chat sometimes, in my opinion.
~shield
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