This thread will raise a lot of arguments, but please remain civil in every post.
The irresistible lure of power...and yet what would you do if you found that you WERE power all along? What would you do if you found out everything
you did or said had the power to change your life, or someone else's? Would you use it for the people...or for yourself?
Power, to me, is any form of energy, no matter how loosely you use the word. Hence, this thread concerns karma/energy...which, for the intent and
purpose of this thread, are the same thing. You send out sonar, it comes back to you, creating a picture...or changing the balance of your day-to-day
life. Blah blah, onward...
Millions of you believe that our fates and flaws, both as individuals and as a species, have been placed in the hands of two invisible beings fighting
each other over our immortal souls. Sounds unreal, yes? I thought so too. So I dug deeper, and contemplated even more deeply...and I have come up with
something. Something fantastical (to me, anyway).
I'm going to run this idea by you, because I believe that all of you should have a chance to look at this. It may change how you view the world. Or it
may give you the biggest laugh you ever had. Either way, I achieved something positive. And...Go!
I believe that our human definition
of "god", for that is all the Christian god is (they really have no idea what they're talking about, but
that's just me), is a representation of Love. Love is our word for the vibration of the energy of the cosmos from which everything comes. All emotion
and energy comes from this.
I also believe that our human understanding
of Satan is a transparent effort to avoid responsibility for our stupidity. Satan is not destroying
the world; we are. Satan is not killing men; we are. Satan is not starving the children, poisoning the lakes and rivers, raping and violating women,
or lying to Russians, Italians, the French, Indians, and Americans during political races. We are.
95% of our most immediate problems in this world were brought upon us by ourselves.
Here is a quote from me and by me...one of the most lustrous and awesome pearls of wisdom I have pulled from the recesses of my mind:
They say the great trick Satan ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist. I say the greatest trick we ever pulled was
convincing ourselves that all of our flaws are personified by, and originate from, a mythical being outside of our bodies, thereby removing all
responsibility for our own stupidity.
Personally, I think it's one of the truest things I have ever said...and I've said quite a lot of very true things.
Here's where we get into the playing pieces of our spiritual chess game. Paul taught us the "fruits of the spirit":
And since we must take into consideration Divine Duality (which has its examples all throughout nature...more than I can count) each of these "fruits"
has a counterpart, respectively:
Of these two lists of emotions and expressions, every single one is found occurring naturally within the human race. Not a single one of these
emotions is unnatural...they simply come from having an inappropriate growing environment, which sometimes needs to be suited to the individual.
Generally, a person was missing some aspect of one of the fruits, or maybe decided that one of the "anti-fruits" was pretty fun, or filled some hole
inside. Either way, something was missing, so they went off the path.
It's bound to happen. Screw-ups occur in life, but we have a hard time accepting that. There need not be blame. There is no entity involved in this,
except for the accumulation of negative or positive energy, which will react with every person in a different way.
In fact, it would be unnatural
not to find at least one of those negative emotions in a human. Why? Because we are an imperfect species...we
have not yet reached the peak of biological and spiritual perfection. We continue to experience desires of the flesh...and perfection is the lack of
desire. You may quote me on that.
There is a reason Paul, apostle of Jesus, (supposedly) taught us of these fruits. Let's begin with the name "Jesus". It was originally Yeshua (Yod,
Shin, Vav, Ayin) which basically states that YHVH, his purported father, was Salvation. Not the way to
salvation...but salvation in and of
What strikes me as interesting about this, is that everyone says, "You must know the name of Jesus to get to heaven". We've all heard the whole bit
about Jesus being the son of God, and the Holy Spirit embodied...
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in
the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
So, Jesus was arguably a man, by their standards. And yet we continue to be told he was the son of God. Not only that, but he held the keys to heaven,
and only his name would grant you entry. I never understood this, but now I have an idea. If Jesus' name pointed to YHVH, and YHVH is made of
light/energy/love, as the Bible hints -
"Hold it! Hold it! .....energy? Seriously?"
Why, yes. You wanted proof? Here: God is Energy
And how's this for more proof?
God...who alone is immortal and who lives
in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen
or can see.
*ahem* As I was saying...
Could it be that the apostles are saying we must look to love for salvation?
It is the most logical conclusion I have come to with the contents of the Bible and the ancient Hebrew language. And until I have further evidence and
material to add, this is what I will stick with. So, Jesus points to love for salvation. A very striking conclusion. This explains Paul's
fruits...because every one of the fruits he mentions is a symptom of love.
And on the contrary side, every one of those negative emotions results from a lack of one of the positive emotions. "For every action, there is an
equal and opposite..."
Which basically states that everything we give credit for to God and Satan, is actually energy. A purely metaphysical science. There are no entities,
except for the energy itself. It is conscious....and it has created everything, because everything, at its deepest level, is made of energy. Negative
energy, energy that drains you or has an unpleasant effect on your mind, will always exist. The same with positive energy. They ebb and flow, like the
currents in a river...
But unlike those currents, we can actually control these energies, to a point. If we put out lots of positive, we will get lots of positive back.
Possibly, it just turns out we're so used to focusing on positive, all we notice is positive. Either way, it works. But with negative energy...oh yes,
it comes back. It comes back indeed. Karma, as I said.
Usually, it's a constant back and forth between the two, tit for tat, eye for an eye. Small actions result in immediate reaction. But when you go out
of your way to do something, that's when you begin building up on it. And it always comes back at some point. Don't expect to know when it does, and
don't look for it. That's called gluttony
. "Oh boy, oh boy, good karma! I want it, I want a lot of it!" No. Bad human. Good karma is your
reward, but you must do it for yourself, not others. Getting bad karma from being kind to another person for the sake of kindness...defeats the
system, right? So you get good karma.
Or energy. Karma is energy, because karma is created by action, and action is energy. Everything we put out is energy, and everything we take in is
energy. Our mental processes and emotions are energy. This is why those who have ESP can sense it...because they can sense energy better than other.
Everything is energy. And all of these emotions, this energy, it happens all of the time. These energies constantly come from what we do, and other
people do. The energy is natural, our responses to it are natural....the only thing truly unnatural and evil is an utter lack of emotion. If someone
has no emotion at all, they will never understand right and wrong. And that
is unnatural/evil. Why? Because they will never understand why pain
is bad, or why killing is wrong.
Only unnatural things are evil. And just because you don't understand it, does not make it unnatural. Don't expect humans to know anything about
unnatural. We've only been around 6,000 years, right?
The truly interesting part of this is...Satan. Used to be Lucifer, right? The "Light Bringer". Why would they call him that? Unless we can learn from
negative as well as positive. We hurt someone, we learn what pain does. We steal, we learn that we upset others. When we lie, we learn it does not
bring candies and gifts. Light casts shadow, and shadow defines light. Negative cannot exist without positive. Divine Duality, male and female, dark
and light, back and forth.
It's a two way road, and a two sides coin. And yet...it's still one coin. Not two parts. Two halves of a whole. And either half, without the other, is
incomplete. That is why we are incomplete, because we have not yet achieved the balance.
So let's bring the Church in for a moment. Why do they hand us a big steaming plate of cow dung when explaining their actions? They don't understand
it. Really, they don't. They can argue, but it doesn't matter, I know the truth. You can't argue science to a zealot, it doesn't work. However, they
don't need the right answer to do good. They can have all the kindly, fairytale stories they wanna dish until they're blue in the face, but as long as
they are pulling our posteriors from that glorious fire of EXTINCTION (in a very real sense) then they are golden.
They don't have a clue what it's really all about. All they know is that we're in danger. I'll give them that. Danger of falling prey to our own
gluttony, and tearing each other apart until everyone is dead. So they come up with a fairytale (who, I don't know) and sell it to us. Salvation!
Who's going to say no? Everyone's afraid of death. But in the end, they were trying to save us, and we kept trying to drink and fornicate and make
money and blow ourselves up. Because for all of our intelligence, we are one of the
dumbest, most irrational species on the planet. There's no
arguing with that, none at all. Many times, I'm ashamed to be human. It's that bad...and you can lie to yourself all you want, but it's true.
The one problem with ALL of this, is that it forces mankind to take responsibility for both fate and flaw. Man must both accept death, and control his
"demons". But man has forever done one of two things: resisted control, or resisted nature.
Man must find the balance, for it is then he will learn the true nature of the cosmos. And with it, will come the power of gods. What better power is
there, than the power to resist negativity? You will never need another thing in your life (or afterlife, wink wink).
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