Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Devil a necessary antagonist? how can we find PEACE in what we find so scary?

Recently, I've been revisiting and teaching the idea of us just living and enjoying life as it comes to us. I have always found the human condition very exciting and fascinating. The things we love and the things that we hate as well as the things that make us terrified.

One subject that scares a lot of people is the subject of the Devil and there is constant debate over whether this mythical creature exists or not... It is a constant topic about what is Good and what is Evil. Recently, I told a friend that I do not believe in true evil and also that I do not see that the devil is real....I do however know that this force is very much necessary for our  own soul growth as human beings and as souls. After re-pondering this subject again..I considered the idea of our souls and how God/Universe works. How everything is created in the fashion to create growth and push us beyond our limitations. Evil as some say is is the opposite of  "LIVE" and when you think of it this way evil is what kills life... so what is EVIL?? It truly is the aspects of our consciousness that creates an opposition to Goodness... Now how could we understand Goodness if we did not understand it's opposite and how could we experience joy if we did not understand depression and to take it one more step.. how could we understand compassion if we did not understand hate...

These things are all apart of life and all part of how we find balance within our lives. Carl Jung taught about the shadow and when we explore the shadow & come into peace with the shadow; we then can create a world of inner harmony within ourselves and all around us.

So what is the devil?  Very simply he is the antagonist that makes us look deep within ourselves that makes us ponder and contemplate what is correct or incorrect for us...

I recently made a comment on a friend of mines blog post in attempt to be funny and after I said it I realized how profound of a statement it was... It went like this: "Satan was over at my house a few weeks ago for tea... he got a bit pissed at me as I used my judgments of him to make me look at myself and become more self-aware." You see when we lose the fear of this central figure and look at him for what he is... an antagonist and when we realize the fear we have of him; gives this archetypal energy power over us.... then we truly begin to empower ourselves.

He is the mirror of everything we do not want to look at in ourselves.

As I ponder this I run across a video by Bill Donahue who I have grown to enjoy when I want to dive deeper into a subject. His teachings guides me in a deeper direction  with my own studies.

So you might ask well Jeremy what is the evil that is going on in the world? Well to put it simply this is the act of very hurt and un-awake people. The truth is this.. if a person realized that as they hurt another they are really in turn hurting themselves then they would not do what they are doing.

In addition, if we were to really think about this on a super-consciousness level  then we would realize there truly is no evil but there is an element to create a friction in the world to allow us to refine ourselves as souls. Remember, the pearl is formed through friction and the world is changed at times through massive tragedy... with that being said... also remember when it comes to the idea of the soul then we have to recognize that no one actually dies... that the soul lives on... so with this in mind we are a huge organism of flowing energy and consciousness. So we we experience we grow an this organism. Much like the human body/mind and soul as it experiences it grows. Some experiences are uncomfortable and some are very terrifying... We can either judge these experiences or we can look at them and come at  peace with them. Understand the truth in them and realize that the truth truly does set us free...

These subjects can can be handled with compassion, understanding & and as we explore them within our own consciousness and become more self-aware.. It is important for us to understand compassion with ourselves and others. What people are afraid of and fear is not a joke and it's not a laughing matter. We can however, as we take a deeper look at the mirror back to us.. we can find a humor in what is mirrored back to us.

The idea of of Good and Evil the Devil and God are really very well described when we talk about natural law and especially when it comes to the law of polarity when we state that everything has it's opposite.

Then I would truly say to you... "If we cannot face what pisses us off and find peace with it then we truly will never find peace....

Here is a great presentation by Bill Donahue check it out for a more detailed discussion about what i describe in this post.

Have a great one Jeremy! Love you all!


Sunday, February 01, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Manifesting with God 01252015 By: Jeremy McDonald

Presentation at the Temple of Love and Healing on January 25, 2015; titled: Manfesting with God

The Temple's website is: http://templeofloveandhealing.us/



4 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn - By: Purpose Fairy

4 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn


"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
Growing up we learn many basics of life including: We can’t always have our way (never liked that one), we need to share (actually found that fun), and Thanksgiving comes before Christmas/Chanukah (I wish someone would tell the people in charge of advertising that having Christmas trees up before we eat turkey is not okay!).

When we’re young we learn a lot without even realizing it, without even trying. We witness how the people closest to us think, behave, and react. Some of the lessons we learn are very beneficial to us, and others, not so much. The latter are the ones to be aware of. These are the ones that need to be rewired, so they can be unlearned.

It takes time for lessons to become ingrained in the brain, and unlearning them can be quite the challenge. What we have learned over the years has been drilled into us, and cemented in with repetition. This process secures the hard wiring that creates our behaviors and beliefs.
Below are four beliefs we inadvertently learn that get my vote to top the ‘Unlearn This’ list:

1. If I__________, what will people think?

Who cares?! I’m sorry, but if we’re not hurting anyone, we all deserve to live a life that makes us happy. Our time here on earth is a gift and we shouldn’t feel any responsibility to live it according to what other people think.

That being said, we must understand that our actions do affect others. We all make choices and must live with the consequences of those choices, which may mean being criticized by others or losing certain relationships. What’s important is that we live in integrity.

2. I don’t want to let anyone down, so I basically never say no. (You know who you are!)

This is yet another way that we allow other people to take priority over what may be best for us. Some of us are on people-pleasing autopilot, which makes it easy to crash and burn without notice. Exhaustion, resentment toward others and passive-aggressive behavior are only three examples of resulting debris. To prevent this from happening, don’t live your life to please others! Learn how to have boundary lines. If you don’t want to spend time with someone, don’t. You don’t always have to be available. And put the cell phone down!

Here’s a concept: Please yourself first! P.S. It’s also OK to let others please you!

3. I feel I have to be prepared for anything so I sometimes worry about what might happen.

There’s a great saying: “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.” This is so true! The irony is that by worrying about what might happen, we’re not only missing the good in our life, but we are draining ourselves of the energy and strength we’d need if something did happen. What will be will be. We do our best to be safe and healthy, and that is the extent of our control. So stop. Rewire. Put a new chip in. Whatever it takes to blow out the old programming!

4. I’ve heard that the past equals the future

No. Not true. Well, ok, we know when we leave ice cream out, it melts. It melted before so we know it will melt again. But as it relates to personal success, no. If that were the case, then Churchill, Edison, Lincoln, Einstein, Ford, and Macy would have given up. When we have setbacks or ‘failures,’ or experiences of not being good at something, it doesn’t mean we can’t do better the next time; it likely means we need to change how we think. Instead of focusing on what didn’t happen, have a positive mindset! If you’ve struggled with losing weight, stopping smoking, making more money, or living the life of your dreams, try again! Don’t make excuses to avoid pushing your limits!
No matter how old you are, it is never too late to unlearn your lessons!

What is it that you need to unlearn? I’d be curious to hear your thoughts/comments about what behavior or habits you have trouble changing. It would be great to share and help others who have the same challenges! Start a dialog by commenting bellow :)

Nancy LangThis article was written by Nancy Lang. Nancy is a published author, professional actress, Certified Life Coach and M.D. (Maven of Dating!). It was her role as a divorced woman that inspired her to write the book, You Want Me to What?!—The Dating Adventures and Life Lessons of a Newly Divorced Woman (available on Amazon). To read more of Nancy’s adventures, and her poignant and humorous view of life’s lessons, visit her weekly blog at www.nancytellsall.com

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