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greybeard 03-18-2010 06:17 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Yes Truth and Integrity
What you say is so.
The act of forgiving is for our benefit, any reaction might lead to reconcilliation but that is not to the point.
One of the steps of AA is when wrong promptly admit it.
Another.
When it is possible to make amends without hurting the other do so.
There is so much wisdom in "The Big Book"of AA much obviously came from the teaching of Jesus.

If we blame and dont forgive it is literally a poison, some claim that negative emotions are like a cancer in the body and can cause ll kinds of physical and mental --- dis-ease.


Still here we are my friends, though I have joined AV2 as well as the mists .
Love
Chris

aroundthetable 03-18-2010 08:17 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by truth and integrity (Post 259178)
aroundthetable,

Thank you my friend. :wub2:
Please take whatever you like. We are here to share our deepest nature and to grow together.

Love,
t&i

Of course, i credited it to you :trumpet:

truth and integrity 03-18-2010 11:22 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Chris,
I have joined the Mists too. :thumb_yello: Or, I would rather say, using burgundia’s words, the Misfits. :biggrin2:
You are right. There is such freedom when we can see and admit our mistakes. Well, I always say that only dead people don’t make mistakes. Unfortunately, we were programmed that something must be inherently wrong with us when we make mistakes. As a result, we want to protect our sense of self by denying any action that causes pain to others.

Regarding negative emotions. I think that it is another aspect of living in this 3 –D polarized reality that results from deep programming. There are no positive or negative emotions or feelings. They are just feelings. In fact, the so called negative emotions teach us about our blockages and when released and understood lead us to the pure and unconditional love. But our society teaches us to do everything to suppress it, therefore,
keep us stuck in perpetual pain.

:mfr_omg:I will deeply miss this forum. :sad:

Love,
t&i :wub2:


aroundthetable 03-19-2010 03:30 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Spiritual life is not some haphazard willy nilly process, there are proven techniques passed down over thousands of years that enable the individual living entity to comprehend God and improve ones life in general. It also requires effort, to move beyond theory and rhetoric, learning anything in life requires some effort so of course the ultimate learning process also requires effort.

So all genuine spiritual practices, prayer, meditation, chanting, cleanliness, study, offering and thanking for our food etc etc, help, encourage and enable the living entity to train the mind and intelligence to be positive, nurturing, forgiving and staying on the happy and optomistic side of life. If these prctices were taught more and actually practiced then the world would be a very different place. World regardless, we as individuals can take action in our own lives.

Theory is useless if not practiced.

greybeard 03-19-2010 03:49 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aroundthetable (Post 259549)
Spiritual life is not some haphazard willy nilly process, there are proven techniques passed down over thousands of years that enable the individual living entity to comprehend God and improve ones life in general. It also requires effort, to move beyond theory and rhetoric, learning anything in life requires some effort so of course the ultimate learning process also requires effort.

So all genuine spiritual practices, prayer, meditation, chanting, cleanliness, study, offering and thanking for our food etc etc, help, encourage and enable the living entity to train the mind and intelligence to be positive, nurturing, forgiving and staying on the happy and optomistic side of life. If these prctices were taught more and actually practiced then the world would be a very different place. World regardless, we as individuals can take action in our own lives.

Theory is useless if not practiced.


Thanks aroundthetable
All these practices you mention are very powerful.
every time you use a mantra or specific chant you are tapping into and adding to that energy. Some of these mantras etc have been chanted for thousands of years, by thousand if not millions of devotees, the build up of energy is phenomenal.
I am the change, I want to see. It doesnt get any more personal or powerful than that
Things they are a changing, buckle you seatbelts.
Love Chris

aroundthetable 03-20-2010 11:34 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
see you over yonder chris :trumpet:

orthodoxymoron 03-21-2010 03:35 AM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
I reverence and respect the God I see in all of creation...especially the Divinity Within Humanity aka the Holy Spirit. However...I have utter distain for those who use God's Name in Vain. I see Wannabe Gods and Goddesses...Human and Non-Human...ruling this Solar System from the shadows. The horror.

The 'Law of Confusion' is a descriptive and appropriate term...but I tend to eschew obfuscation...and to espouse elucidation. A Christocentric eschatological theological approach to scriptural studies which utilizes the concept of comprehensive concentration...which assumes the red-letter teachings of Jesus as being fundamental...with the remaining portions of the biblical canon as being merely contextual...cross-referencing utilizing a Strong's Concordance...and applying the accepted norms of grammatical-historical hermeneutics...is supremely beneficial regarding definitively and devotionally ascertaining the Christ Conscious Aspects of the First Source and Center of All Things...to fully experience Jesus as Lord in modernity...being careful to exegete...rather than eisegetically twisting and corrupting the sacred texts to conform to canon law (there is no substantial body of evidence which substantiates transubstantiation)...so as not to become a reprehensible and reprobate hermeneutic whore...a cursed Judas Iscariot in dire need of prostrate penetance, confession, repentance, and reconciliation...and in grave danger of burning for all eternity as a sinner in the hands of an angry God. World Without End. Amen.
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aroundthetable 03-21-2010 12:24 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Hey Ortho :original:

Give me a week with a dictionary and ill get right back to you :wink2:

On second thoughts ill spend the week focussing on God and trying to be a good person. :thumb_yello:

Nice to see you here again my friend :wub2:

greybeard 03-21-2010 12:31 PM

Re: Why making God unfashionable never works..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aroundthetable (Post 260022)
Hey Ortho :original:

Give me a week with a dictionary and ill get right back to you :wink2:

On second thoughts ill spend the week focussing on God and trying to be a good person. :thumb_yello:

Nice to see you here again my friend :wub2:

I second all that.
However I get the gist of it Ortho and of course you are right.

The teachings and teachers have always been there, unfortunately they have been hijacked and misused. Jesus certainly was not for churches.
No enlightened being has ever wanted followers of self but followers of the teaching.
Devotion due only to God.

Love Chris


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