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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.

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.

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.

Grounding Spirituality in Reality

I’ve been fascinated by spirituality and religion for decades.  My empathic ability surfaced early as a kid.  So, I’ve cautiously read and watched for most of my life.  Even as a kid, I seemed to instinctively know this is a subject rife with pitfalls and figurative land mines.  I’ve seen people become unhinged with wild beliefs of all varieties.

Aside from actual spiritual shielding techniques, the best defense against this kind of thing is fact checking and staying grounded in reality.  If you think you’re a great magician, but you can’t do anything to visibly affect the physical world, maybe you need to question if you’re really working any magic.

Past lives are the easiest example, and an area I see people commonly go off the rails with.  It’s easy to do because past lives are just memories; relatively harmless, right?  Not so much IF they reinforce negative beliefs or are so far off base that they become the start of outright delusional beliefs.

Let me give an example of the ‘reinforcing negative beliefs’ aspect:

A Wiccan friend of mine believes she was burned at the stake for witchcraft sometime around the 13th or 14th century in France.  She was so wrapped up in her identity as a persecuted group that she could not be convinced otherwise.  So, what is the problem with her belief?  First, I was there and saw that she was actually framed in a conspiracy against the village’s ruling noble and his murder.

AFTER I saw this insight, I also did some research.  It turns out at that time in France, beheading was how witches were executed.  What was burning at the stake used for at that point in France?  Treason.

This doesn’t change that witches were persecuted.  The wrong interpretation DOES matter though.  She may have seen the past lifetime as a warning to be careful of who she associates with in this lifetime (as one explanation).  Instead, she applied current life biases to it and only took from it that she’s always been a victim.  That kind of thinking robs one of their personal power.

I’ll toss out another example of my own.  It falls more into the realm of possible delusional thinking.  I saw a past life where I left my village in ancient Greece after a bad breakup, and eventually became leader of an elite military unit serving the temple of Athena.  Yes, I was a man in this supposed lifetime.  Later, I returned to that village to defend it from an attack by a very large group of organized bandits.

There are a couple of problems here; First is that I’ve never heard of or read anything indicating that temples had standing military units separate from the armies of the various Greek city states.  Secondly is that the whole battle played out a little too much like the movie 300.  I had seen the movie at that point also, so it has be be considered as a likely subconscious influence.  We won though, so there was THAT difference.

Still, there were too many holes and potential problems with this supposed account for me to take it seriously.  At the very least, I wasn’t recalling or interpreting things clearly.  At the worst, it was some kind of subconscious creation intended to boost a damaged ego.

Willingness to look at spiritual experiences and events with a skeptical but still open mind can prevent major issues.

 

So how, in my opinion, do you handle things like my possible life in Lemuria where there are little if any historical accounts?  Don’t take it as gospel, keep an open mind and look for synchronicity.  The Aquaman movie events being one example there.  Another being that since the time I was little, I would spout the phrase “Energy Flows Where Attention Goes” and understood it’s meaning.  This is an almost universal saying among spiritual groups around the world.  HOWEVER, this EXACT wording is pretty much unique to Hawaiian Huna and is one of it’s seven tenets.  Why does that matter?  Hawaiians believe they are descendants of Lemuria (Mu) and were led to the Islands by their shark goddess.  Again, NOT conclusive scientific proof, but enough to indicate there’s something there.  At the very least, God or the Universe is trying to tell me there’s an important message in that memory.

 

I hope this gets the blog off on the right foot and establishes that I’m going to take rational looks at things here.  There’s no heaven’s gate or Jonestown cult here, and there never will be.  Yes, some spiritual things have to be taken on faith.  For some folks, no amount of proof would be enough for things like Empathic ability, ghosts or telekinesis.  That doesn’t mean we can’t try to have a rational, open minded discussion here.

A First Update

I’m going to have to ask readers to bear with me.  Spirituality as a general topic has a VAST array of sub-topics.  Hence, trying to figure out an easy way to organize this blog is proving problematic.  I’d like to do the same as my writing blog and have things broken down into unique directory pages with specific categories.  It appears I’m going to need a very big menu however, LOL.

For now, things will be posted as blog posts on the home page.  Once I figure out an organization system, I’ll create a menu and start posting things on new pages to make them easier to find.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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I figured I’d keep this easy getting started.  I have a hellacious schedule as of late, yet at the same time feel compelled to start writing on the subject here.

The main reason is after all these years I’m still struggling to find myself spiritually.  A subject I’ll delve into further when I have more time.  I’m hoping in the meantime that I can also help other people in a similar boat make sense of their journeys.

Being an empath or being sensitive to spiritual energies, experiencing past lives, etc… are all things that are difficult to figure out and come to terms with.  Society in general would just as soon label you eccentric at best, crazy at worst.  There are manipulative, destructive people who will exploit your curiosity and talents, and to be blunt, there’s just a TON of straight out crap out there also.  My goal here is to be a refuge from allof that for myself and others.

I’ll never claim to have all the answers.  I also believe that some answers don’t work for everybody.  So, if you’re looking for a Guru with all the answers, I’m not them.  I’d also caution you that I believe there’s NO such thing.  Everybody’s path, obstacles and life lessons are different, at least to a degree.  Ergo, I encourage readers to consider possibilities and think for themselves.

That said, readers will find I *do* have some strong opinions on a few things.  I believe drugs and spirituality do NOT mix for example.  Again, a topic for another time.  Unlike my writing blog, this one will most likely be closed for comments.  I will have a contact page open though.

So stay tuned…  I’ll have alot more to say and share as I get this blog organized.