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On Spiritual Materialism….

Well written, worthy of sharing, and oh so accurate. Moral exhibitionism abounds in the spiritual community.

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On Spiritual Materialism….

These are not my words, however they ring true for me 😍

I don’t care how spiritual you are. How long you can melt in the sweat lodge. How many peyote journeys that have blown your mind, or how well you can hold crow pose. Honestly. I don’t. I don’t care what planets fall in what houses on your birth chart, how many crystals you have or how vegan your diet is.

I want to know how human you are. Can you sit at the feet of the dying despite the discomfort? Can you be with your grief, or mine, without trying to advise, fix or maintain it? I want to know that you can show up at the table no matter how shiny, chakra- aligned or complete you are- or not. Can you hold loving space for your beloved in the depths of your own healing…

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Huna Principle #4

No, I didn’t miss #3. That’s actually “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes” and I did it out of order. 🙂

Principle #4 is hugely important from a psychological and spiritual perspective. It’s “Now Is the Moment of Power”.

Like most of the seven principles, it’s deceptively simple, yet profound. From a spiritual perspective, anything you try to will into existence, manifest, pray for, etc… MUST be visualized in the now. The past is gone, you can’t manifest anything there. The future doesn’t exist as anything other than an abstract hypothetical or series of possibilities. Right now is the only thing you have power over, and the only moment that truly exists. “Some day, I’d like to be rich…” Well, if the universe ever gets to “some day” maybe it’ll happen, lol. Even if in your mind something will take time to make happen, visualize it’s seeds being planted NOW.

You can have the greatest ability to manipulate spiritual energy in the world but it all means nothing if you miss the target of the here and now.

From a psychological perspective… Humans spend far too much time dwelling on the past and wishing for the future. Yes, past events can be extremely painful. I’ve been through some really bad ones myself. The hard truth is they only have as much impact on our present as we choose to give them. The happiest day of my life was when I *finally* truly grasped this and Let It Go. 🙂

The future… Misdirected energy also since it doesn’t exist. Don’t focus on wanting to be rich or happy some day. Focus on the step you can take today to make your dream come true.

By the way… My hang up always was the idea that we should learn from the past. If you don’t, you repeat your mistakes. There’s a big difference between learning from the past and being controlled or outright consumed by it though. Learn from it, make reasonable amends if you can (and are the party in the wrong), then let it go while remembering the lesson.

Don’t Judge?

This concept came up yet again in Liz’s reply to my last post.  I think it’s one I have to voice an opinion on now.  The thing is, judging situations and people is an important part of life.  It’s doubly so for empaths if we’re to avoid being exploited and manipulated.  Let’s start with the obvious.  Is it wrong to judge:

  1. Pedophiles
  2. Murderers
  3. Rapists

I doubt anybody remotely rational would say it’s wrong.  I’ve met a few crazies that would excuse that kind of behavior though.  I think where some well-meaning people in the middle get tripped up is that they can’t or don’t want to understand that you can judge a behavior and person as wrong while still having some understanding of the circumstances that led a person to do something bad.  You can have sympathy for a drunk driver having  just been dumped, but that doesn’t excuse their killing 3 other people while driving drunk.

 

All of this sort of leads back to my post on boundaries.  We have to be able to make judgments about right and wrong, people and situations to be able to establish reasonable boundaries.  In my opinion, the key lies in the proper translation of that Bible verse: “Judge not unrighteous judgments, lest ye be judged”.  To me, that means you do NOT go for blood over an argument caused by somebody having a bad day.  The reaction has to rationally fit the situation, factoring in if it’s a repeating issue.

Another part of that is letting go of hate and anger.  OK, your significant other cheated on you and left (as another example).  It’s fair to say they’re a bad person.  It’s also fair to say you don’t want to see them again.  Beyond that, let it go.  Hanging onto hate only poisons your own soul, blocks your growth as a person and allows no room for better things to take the place of what you lost.  All of that is the start of proper, wise judgment.

 

Part of the reason I rally against the “no judgment” crowd is that it’s so often used as another way to manipulate people into saying they should have no standards, no discernment and no common sense.  These folks are sometimes doing things they know are morally or legally wrong and don’t want to be called on it, OR just use “don’t judge” as a way to shut down debate, and guilt or bully people into their point of view.  Ironically, the last type is VERY prone to judging people they disagree with.

 

So there you have it.  It’s perfectly fine to judge, just do so with wisdom and compassion.

Facing Fears

I think it’s past due time I got back to writing here.  Anybody also following my other blog will know I’ve had some serious self-doubt eating at me recently.  I didn’t discuss the spiritual end of things in the other blog though.  Mundanes tend to get weirded out by this stuff. 🙂

On the spiritual end though, there’s self doubts over lousy past lives.  No details here, I’m a bit too private.  My biggest concern is that the information I give here will be misused to hurt others though.  I had a friend that I did alot to help spiritually.  I went out on a huge karmic limb for her, and I taught her the energy techniques I’ve posted here.  She turned around and used them to attack anybody who offended her in the slightest and badly hurt another former friend of hers.  That despite constantly preaching to her that spiritual abilities should only be used for knowledge and defense.

I felt guilty about it for a long time.  Still do, to a degree.  Mr Miyagi was wrong though; there is such a thing as a bad student.  All a spiritual teacher can do is try to impart wisdom with offered knowledge.  They can’t force the person they’re mentoring to follow a moral path.  I did cut her off once it became clear she was misusing her knowledge and had no intention of changing.  That’s all I could morally do.

As for the past lives…  Well…  That can all be summed up as “you can’t even keep your own lives together, how are you going to offer anything to anyone else?” Exaggeration, but self-doubt is evil in what it will tell you.

 

I’ve decided to keep going forward here though.  First *I* need this blog, as a reminder to myself of all these things.  When we get overwhelmed with life and drama we forget simple things like grounding away negative energy instead of wallowing in it as a victim.  It’s a tool for me to fight the self doubt and negative energy.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, at this point I think it’s more important to help fellow empaths and try to put the knowledge out there for the right people than it it is to worry if a bad person might misuse it.  Their karma will fall on them.

In the meantime, the number of empaths and other spiritually gifted people out there seem to be growing, while the establishment tries harder and harder to label us all as crazed or confused.  I think I have a moral obligation to try to help where I can.  While I may not be the most eloquent teacher, I do have an ability to cut through the crap and veiled language common in spiritual teaching.

 

A Few Tricks

It’s been about a week since I posted anything here.  Mainly because I’ve been feeling a bit lost for lack of a better term.  It feels like a dark night of the soul is trying to take hold but ain’t quite making it.  I’ve been too tempted to write complaining posts that wouldn’t be productive.

Keeping in mind that I need to write SOMETHING here though…  Here’s a few theoretical how-tos.  Note the theoretical also.  I’ve never gotten either to really work.

 

First is the easier one: Telekinesis.  I’ve had only the barest hint of success here, making a towel on a rack move just slightly, etc…  The trick here is not to move the object.  The idea is the sense the object’s energy or aura and to move that.  The object HAS to stay with it’s aura.  It’s kind of like the old judo maxim of where the head goes the body has to follow.  This is also why Yoda said the size of an object being moved didn’t matter (except as a mental block).  The trickiest part for some will be the sensing of an inanimate object’s energy

 

The second is the holy grail of spiritual gifts for some; Teleportation.  NO luck here, not even the slightest.  The supposed trick is to mentally move part of YOUR energy somewhere else and anchor it there, then let go of the remainder of your energy’s anchor where you’re at.  Theoretically you and your energy poof to the location where you put the other part of your energy.

Again, sounds possible in theory since it’s similar in idea to how quantum entanglement works.  If it is at all, I’d say it takes a solid ability to sense spiritual energy on that quantum level.

 

Anyway, not saying it’ll work for anybody, BUT there yah go.  🙂

False Compassion + An Update

Back among the living after a draining day yesterday with my step-father’s funeral.  He was ultimately a positive anchor for the family (mainly my mom) so I’m not looking forward to where things MAY go from here with him gone.  I get back to my blog and email after a day and a half, and I had 114 email notifications to go through.  Fun times. LOL.  Three hours later I’m done.

One post in particular that I read inspired today’s post here.  It was about how Walls Don’t Work.  Political commentary, but there’s a larger issue here, especially for empaths.

Walls & boundaries DO work.  Not perfectly.  NOTHING created by humans ever will work perfectly.  If there are no boundaries of any sort, people will walk all over you, so YES it’s OK to say NO.

BTW, the book “Boundaries” by Dr Henry Cloud is GREAT reading on how to set reasonable boundaries.

So how does false compassion tie into both personal boundaries and physical walls?  First we have to define it.  False compassion is an idea or action that FEELS good but does nothing to fix a problem or only makes it worse.  The easiest example is the stereotypical “Give a drunk a drink”.  They may feel better short term, but you’ve only prolonged their suffering.

Let’s go with another example here in my home town.  It’s a good one because it also illustrates how false compassion can negatively impact others as well.  We have a huge homeless population problem here.  Part of that problem is that they go through neighborhoods on trash pickup nights, ransack cans and dump trash all over the place.  There have been some ugly fights about the issue on a certain community based website network that I wont give publicity to also.  The false compassion crowd says people have no right to complain because home owners have more.  They virtue signal about how they give money to these homeless people also and how wonderful they are for doing it.

Point out that you’re doing nothing to change the situation for the homeless, that you’d be better off giving that money to shelters that help them get off the street, and you’re attacked as a selfish nazi.

The point here is that false compassion is a form of manipulation and emotional blackmail.  It guilts people wrongly into doing things, and often with the only benefit being it keeps the guilter from doing anything meaningful about the situation themself.

Let’s look at the border wall example.  First let me say I believe we need immigration reform along with the wall.  I’ve seen first hand that there ARE jobs Americans won’t do (A major sign of a dying civilization BTW), and good people deserve a shot at the American Dream also.

BUT…  If you boil the Wall issue down to a personal level, what you have is your neighbor saying that you have a bigger house and more things than they do.  Because of that, your neighbor’s family is ENTITLED to come in and take what they want, make use of the house any way they see fit, etc…  If you say anything about it, even objecting to ONE member of the family being a felon, then you’re a racist, nationalist, nazi, etc…

If you doubt that’s the mentality, remember the news footage of the caravan members throwing rocks and trying to rush the border to get past the Border Patrol there.

Again, I’m not heartless.  I believe we should help who we can, individually and as a country.  There’s a BIG difference between your neighbor asking for help dealing with a problem and demanding you fix it for them.

So yes, a wall is only a proper boundary.  It’s designed to help us control who comes into our country, just like a front door is designed to let you control who comes into your house.  Neither are a perfect defense.  Again, no such thing.  That front door can be kicked in, BUT it’s a strong start, isn’t it?

The VAST majority of people from Central and South America are honest, very hard working people.  They deserve a chance to come here temporarily to work or to try to become citizens.  We also have a right and a moral obligation to the public to make a real effort to keep the drugs, gang members and human traffickers OUT however.

And again, the lesson spills back over to surviving as an empath also.  You have a right to establish boundaries, not be used by people, and maintain control of YOUR life.  There are people you want to let into your life, and some you want to exclude.  That’s fine, and don’t let anybody guilt trip and manipulate you into believing otherwise.  Often, it’s just an excuse to become an emotional drain on you.

An Important Update

I squeezed in another page today, as so many people seem to be struggling with letting go of drama, or having self-doubt hold them back.  I needed to remind myself about the exercise described in this post also.

So what does this exercise do and who does it benefit?  It’s for people who feel really beat down by an issue.  If you’re the type who watches these Navy SEAL-esque “Just Do It” videos that so many gurus seem to be putting out, and only get annoyed by them and feel you can’t do it, this might be for you.  The trouble with those rah-rah videos and blog posts is that they don’t take into account that you have to see the possibility of success for them to be motivated.

If you’ve been so beat down for years by a problem that you can’t see that possibility…  That defeat is actually ingrained in your system, this can help.  The only other option I’ve seen work is when a person hits rock bottom and gets sick and tired of being sick and tired.  Really though, who wants to go THAT route?

The principle behind the exercise is that issues so big have a dual nature.  There’s the energy or emotional component and the mental processes (memories and thought patterns) as well.  The mental processes are what most self improvement and psychology focus on.  What they miss is that the spiritual and emotional energy can and do act as an anchor to keep those memories and beliefs stuck in your head.

Cut out the energetic component and the thought patterns lose their reinforcement.  THEN, you actually CAN just do it.

Here’s the exercise:

Advanced Clearing Exercise

Triple Goose Egg…

Just a little bit of grumbling here…

Three days with zero views.  That despite the fact I added 11 pages to the blog,split between 2 directory tabs that count as pages.

I guess people aren’t that interested after all…  I’m going to give it a few more days before I decide about shutting this down.

Finally Something Useful

As promised in my last post, I’ve added some general information about spiritual energy to the blog, and a few psychic self defense basics also.

The articles are on pages in the main menu above, and each ‘article’ is meant to be read in order.  As always, this is simply what’s worked for me, and my personal opinion.  If something different has worked for you, great.

Exhausted

I know it looks like I’ve been neglecting this blog in favor of the writing one, BUT I am doing a great deal of work behind the scenes.  I have a half dozen pages in first draft stage and after a little editing, they should be ready to go.  🙂

I’m honestly amazed I’ve gotten as much done as I have.  The last few days have been fairly busy.  More than all the stuff I’ve had to take care of, the family crap surrounding my step-father’s death is working my last good nerve.

My mom is showing early signs of backsliding into her old bitchy persona that caused me to shut the family out for 20 years.  Too many snarky remarks for my liking.

My uncle…  Well, he’s got the world’s most inappropriate sense of humor, and he drinks a bit too much also, which only makes it worse.  When my mom called him to let him know that my stepfather was on his death bed, my uncle offered to drive up and bring his gun.

My brother…  He’s absorbed my mom’s negativity over the years and trash talks everybody behind their back, telling distorted accounts of events, making character assassinations, etc…  His BS is a large contributor to the conflict that kept me away for years. Did I mention he’s a total drunk also?

Anyway, after he and my mom spent years poisoning my step-father’s family against me, I was reluctant to come up and say goodbye.  He died about an hour before we arrived also.  Soooo, my brother decides he’s going to play the self-righteous jackass (doesn’t it suck never knowing what redheads really think? LOL) and he’s not talking to me now because I didn’t want to visit.  Never mind he didn’t come to visit my mom at all on Thursday after the death.  He just went to work as if it was business as normal.  Hypocrite.

Nothing but conflict and drama… God I can’t wait to move away from all of them later this year.  It’s taking way too much effort to keep my spiritual and physical energy up.