In order to master humanity’s curriculum, L.O.V.E., one must come to Know who they are deep within first. This is the “first and great commandment.” One must come to Know and accept them self so they can respect (love) them self. THEN, after and to the degree that one loves one’s self, one is capable of feeling love for another/ others. Loving and feeling for, about, and with others is empathy. It is possible to have cognitive empathy, or awareness of what another’s words and actions seem to indicate they are feeling along with a remembrance of feeling that particular feeling one’s self, but cognitive empathy is not emotional empathy. Emotional empathy is established concurrently with enmity, or one’s conscience. IF a child (for instance, David) is grilled in “perfection” to outside standards (for instance, his exacting mother and church), while being dishonored and directed away from his own inner feelings, then they acquire attributes of personality dis-order. This leaves the inner core under-developed while fixating the attention and life goals onto the physical and mental realm.
In order to assist one to be properly and completely “mothered” again, one must be an Artist as well as a Scientist with a “Master’s Degree” in Emotional Understanding and Integrity. This training is scripturally referred to as a “Christ” or having “the eyes of Christ.” This is the course curriculum for mortal females, becoming emotionally mature by mastering the True Ten Commandments as taught through the Sermon on the Mount. Arriving at her own emotional/ spiritual Mountain peak, reaching maturity and virtuous purity, she then is capable of seeing (understanding) others’ needs as they complete their emotional/ spiritual journey.
An artist uses his skill to omit unnecessary details while magnifying others in order to bring the viewer’s attention to his intended theme.
A scientist finds the cohesive order amongst chaos.
So, too, has my life been directed so that I have first felt curious and then compelled to find the balance and harmony underlying the apparent tumult of humanity’s present situation.
Never have I felt the tremendous drive to successfully complete this incessant inner force as I have while loving and assisting David into his emotional healing and concurrent growth. Yet, my service for and in behalf of him was also with realization that what I learned could influence and assist the whole of humanity as I learned and figured out how to apply the underlying principles. Additionally, I knew that my own development would be assisted, my own capacity to experience JOY and union would be increased, through my vigilant focused service.
My discoveries have led me to ever increasing realization that, truly, “It’s all good!” I have been led to the top of the Mountain and, gazing with 360 degree vision, the panorama in its entirety is in balance. Although possible to magnify my focus and see many current pockets of despair and chaos, I have come to understand that those situations are merely the temporary transitional states moving into greater order.
I have a young friend who is amazing with a Rubik’s Cube! Watching him and others bring a three-dimensional puzzle to completion utilizing genius-level skill is mesmerizing for me. Blade utilizes his abilities to take a certain degree of order, even something that might be ALMOST THERE, and with moves that initially appear to take some of the squares farther away from their final resting position, his wise hand deftly moves each needed piece into its appointed position, allowing, finally, for complete harmony for all.
Although I love order and simplicity, I have currently chosen to enter into a temporary state of physical transition myself. To move from one home into another creates a tension of sorts, a temporary out-of-balance situation in order to progress into an even greater balance and a higher state of organization. By now, I have moved so often in my life that I am aware of and allowing of this transitional disharmony.
So, too, is the current situation on Mother Earth a transformation from one state into another. This is the transition I have been speaking of: “hell” through “purgatory” into “heaven on earth.” The current “wars and rumors of wars” (“purgatory”) are really just a manifestation, gross as they may be, of the upheaval required for this current shifting phase. Each of us “individuals” are required to leave our state of comfort and move into a certain degree of unrest and upheaval as we determine our next step, attempting to step on as few toes as possible while acknowledging that it will be probable we displace some, as this shift occurs.
Paradoxically, the factor that has been prolonging the shift from “hell” (a state of commotion and lack of peace) to “heaven on earth” are those who ascribe to themselves the label of “good” or “god-fearing” people. “Christians,” those who believe they belong to the body of Christ are some of the worst offenders to establishing this peace on earth. Here’s why.
Again (and again and again…), the words ascribed to Jesus in Matthew 5-7 (and 3Nephi 12-14, see the link to the right) are profound. So are they profoundly misunderstood. Starting with Matthew 5:38, “And again, ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, doing unto another what he hath done unto you. 39 But I say unto you, That ye shall not resist this evil that another doeth unto you, because I have commanded you to do unto another what ye would want him to do unto you; and ye would not want to lose an eye, if yours was taken; or a tooth, if one was lost by the hand of another; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also that he might see thy love for him and stop that which he doeth unto thee.”
Thus, we have the “turn the other cheek” principle, misunderstood as it has been. Yes, it is “evil” to fight as it brings a lack both of peace and long-term good for all, as well as continuing and exacerbating the original dilemma. Yes, it is also “evil” to even fight back when provoked. Remember, the word “evil” properly defined, means action (including thoughts) which lead the perpetrator to bad feeling.
[True Commandment #5) Do not fight back in ANY situation. (Matt. 5: 40: And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, do not fight for that which he desireth of thee, but let him have thy cloak also.)] Again, I implore each of you to imbed these True Ten Commandments (see the link to the right) to memory and into your character.
I continue now from the “evil” of fighting, even “fighting back.” Quote unquote “Christians” operate as a whole as “passive-aggressive” by nature because they misguidedly displace their focus and energy. While being promoters of peace, they simultaneously indulge in competitive sports, pageants, debates, political rallies, mentally pitting individuals against individuals, groups against groups. As such, they turn their blind eye on the orphans and widows, those in jail or struggling. In their minds, their tithing donations relieve them from the requirements to be humane and consider every other individual as their “brother” or “sister” or even as another “self.” “Christians” believe they are largely “peace-loving” individuals who think they are “turning the other cheek” when in reality they are “turning a blind eye” to situations to which they could be applying their voices and energy and making a difference in this world. Self-justifyingly, many placate themselves that: “Oh, our Leaders know where our (tithing) money should go, who to vote for, where to apply our time and energy. They make our decisions for us, think for us, live through us. After ‘They’ apply ‘Their’ minds, the thinking’s done! It’s more comfortable to spend our time ‘eating and drinking and making merry’ for, after all, ‘tomorrow we die.'” (This is a conflation of two biblical sayings, Ecclesiastes 8:15, ‘Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry’, and Isaiah 22:13, ‘Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.’)
Without really READING or understanding or internalizing the actual message of Christ, “Christians”… and many of those who believe they are “good and honorable people of the world”… are actually fighting the message of Christ through their in-action, re-actions, and misdirected-action. Instead of “peace-loving,” they are really “pacified” and “lulled into a false sense of security,” spiritual blindness, and stagnation.
However, I was there. And knew it not. I have been, to some degree at least, “lukewarm” for much of my life. I have (incorrectly) “turned the other cheek” when in reality I have been silencing my voice, my passion, my Self. Unawares and ignorant, I lived my life as many others still do, within a “comfort zone” taught by “the philosophies of men mingled with scripture.” (LDS Temple Endowment.) What I believed then was “peace” was merely “resignation.”
What we commonly dignify as “resignation,” is really an unwholesome mixture of kindness and gentleness, patience, fear, misunderstanding, apathy, cowardice and sloth. Yet, “Christians” have no business being resigned as they have been. The trick is determining when entrance into a disharmonious state is advancing one spiritually while advancing the cause of freedom for all or adding to the current confusion and disorder. Well did Jesus speak: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” (Matthew 10:34-36.) Again, entering into a transitional state as we have here on Earth, requires change, letting go of the hands that we have held, the leaders that we have looked up to, the relationships that we have entered into (either by birth or life experience) that no longer work, and leaving a state of blind passivity, to move ourselves forward into an, eventual, peaceful state for all. Wisdom determines the correct ladder to climb to ensure that one’s departure from apathy and resignation (“passive-aggression”) promotes lasting peace for all… or not.
It is when we determine that our spiritual progress is the only thing that matters, as David finally and bravely has set out to seek, that we look with honest eyes at our character to assess our unique course correction. To do this, we can not rely upon those passive-aggressive others who cling to us with feel-good words because they need us for their own worldly validation, but we must utilize the eyes of a Christ or one who has transcended the Mount ahead of us (a “prophet”) and has clear and far-reaching eternal vision. But in order to determine who it is that wields these “eyes of Christ” in order to help us to see more clearly our current situation, we must “try” them and see if their vision truly assists our eternal vision. This David has done with me. He has spent the past five years experimenting, seeking to come to Know him Self which first brought him to “The Sealed Portion,” then to me. Applying many life “tests,” he has finally and conclusively determined that only my eyes assist his eyes to see more clearly how to proceed upon his spiritual journey.
By being willing to relinquish temporary stagnation and move into the unfamiliar but necessary territory of spiritual development, we each, like David, must leave a peaceful mind in order to create a more peaceful emotional state (heart) which then leads to an even greater sense of peace of mind. This path requires a degree of trust in Powers Unseen that whisper from within. And, like David has discovered, in order for him to more clearly hear this soft and still inner voice, my eyes were required to help him prune tangled and unproductive neural branches while nurturing other weak ones to health and grafting in still others. This is how a mind is changed. This is re-pent-ance in action. Or rather, this is changing and re-arranging the neurons and dendrites and neural pathways in his mind so that he sees (understands spiritual truths) and thinks differently.
virtue = wholeness/ holiness = lack of being adulterated by impurity from implanted outside “shoulds” = True/ connected to True Self
From the book: Human Reality: Who We Are and Why We Exist! ®:
“We must confront the things in our current world that do not bring us a sense of balance (those things that cause us stress), and eliminate them. We will never achieve this ideal perfect state, unless we learn to listen to the gentle persuasions of our internal emotional core.”
If you don’t open your mind’s intrinsic ability to gain knowledge, you’ll be taken captive by the closed-mindedness of what you learned extrinsically, outside yourself, according to the experiences you are having (Lucifer, the “natural man,” the “flesh”). And then you’ll be led by human nature to a situation where you will never have any personal peace (again, “hell” is the absence of peace and happiness) and will be continually searching for something that is impossible to find. And, Oh, the places you’ll go, if you are not sure who you are and where you want to go!
Happiness is elusive when one is trying to find it in the things of this world more than within them self. No scripture, no prophet, no book, no religion, no God, no commandment – nothing outside of one’s self can “guide” them to the peace and harmony that is our “subconscious routine” of emotional stability. True prophets (which includes Advanced and Empowered Females) can only help one to understand the premise, purpose, and function of this “GUIDE.” Everything else is up to us.
We come into this world alone and leave by ourselves. Even one twin is born before the other. And unless we learn to know and love ourselves, which includes all of our “history,” unconditionally… without buried “shame” or “regret” or unwillingness to really look at and share the experience with the wisdom learned from it, becoming “transparent” or “naked”…
we can never learn to love others and make any intimate relationship work.
Yet, likewise, once one has completely ascended their own spiritual Mountain, they will accurately feel and know the correct relationship of any and every “other.”
May we each continue our individual climb as we assist each other to do likewise, leaving our “lukewarm” passivity and its counterfeit peace to become the Truly Advanced Beings that we came into existence to become.
(Yes, this, too, will be continued…)
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.