It has been awhile since I have logged on. Forgive me for my absence from the temple I went and took some personal time by myself and in nature. I've been in a lot of mediation, in service to others and reaching out to the Force. I've really been doing alot of personal workouts at the gym because in the past I haven't been plus, there is a sauna there and it's very relaxing after a good workout to go in there and unwind and mediate and be one with the force. Oddly, enough I had another person in there tell me that I had a very strong aura coming from me. I smiled at him and and said thank you. However, I've also been finding myself wandering into the forests near my home and finding myself mediating. I try to stretch out with my feelings to all things within my surroundings. The Rocks, the trees, the sound of the river crushing against the waves, the birds in the air, the gentle breeze. Another thing I have been doing is helping the salvation army this year with thanksgiving packages. It was really rewarding for myself to see that the human heart still cares even in these economic trying times. I tried to offer help at a local retirement home but they wouldn't let me because I wasn't associated with an organization that they were willing to except....lol the receptinist looked at me really weird when I said I was a jedi, "You...mean from like starwars???" (laughs) it was fun though. I understood not everyone takes our views seriously. Other than that working and enjoying life thought I would drop all my fellow Jedi and let those of you that know me know that I am still around
PS their are dangers to doing this.
I was really skeptical of this (and stuff like it in general) ,but when I tried it holy crap I felt like I was on drugs, not sure if that's a good or bad thing, Very interesting.
What are the dangers?
A majority of these people are, what i like to call hackers. They are people who havent really studied binaural beats but they think that just because they bring what their systems can identify as the proper brain wave, its actually right. I wouldn't buy any Bi-Beats from anyone who isnt a scientist or at least someone who has thoroughly studied the subject.
The danger is that, since people don't know the brain wave, they can actually be using the wrong one and hence can cause headaches. I have yet to hear of any brains bleeding out but i still have trouble trusting any of these. My best advice (unfortunately) is to proceed with caution.
I cant find the link right now, but i bought this Lucid Dreaming Self Hypnosis with some Brain Sync tunes and it works like magic, it was expensive though....
While this is a very interesting topic, I find myself wondering if there is any certain assumption you have about Jediism (or just TOTJO) behind it?
Assumptions... I have some, though I do try to temper them with an open mind, so that I can let them go once more information is available to take their place.
I'm guessing what you're really asking is whether I assume you're just obsessed fans trying to float X-Wings (Lego models maybe?) with your mind.
Clearly you all chose the Jedi from Star Wars as your inspiration, which I suppose in part is why this post seemed relevant to this forum, but both the fictional Jedi and the doctrine on this site shows clear links to Eastern philosophy, and some references that link into out ancient Western cultures and beliefs; though perhaps that is because both are paths in the same direction.
My assumption here is that you are like most people, trying to make sense of the world around you, trying to find a path that you can follow, and unlike many, forging your own when needed.
I've been having fun lately going through the Chinese (Mandarin) language, associating them as pictograms to concepts of Taoism and the Force. I usually do not like pictogram's so much and prefer to see symbols more as relevant geometric constructs, which speak to some order in a relationship of values. For something like energy healing I'd love them to represent energetic tools in that way, designed to focus energy in a particular fashion to engineer an energetic response. If that was the case then not needing them anymore could indicate less not using of them, but more using them so dynamically that they no longer rest in any one form long enough - instead changing dynamically as they work.
I guess it might be more politically correct to say that the symbol becomes more a part of me rather than saying I no longer use it. The way it works in reiki is generally you draw the symbol on your hand and it starts the flow of the energy. Once you reach a point where you recognize how to start the flow without drawing the symbol, you just stop drawing the symbol.
I am sending out contact requests to all active clergy members and students.
If you didn't get one, we must be contacts already.
If you think you should have gotten one, and you did not, please add me or let me know.
This is to ease the sending of future mass messages through PM for the entirety of the clergy.
Wow... Balboa Park looks gorgeous.
Jealous of me? haha... I'm jealous of anyone living in places that don't have constant rain and gloomy cloud cover. ;)
Balboa Park really is the cultural center of San Diego. My favorite memories are there. The two times I took my husband home with me I took him to Balboa. I remember in the summer time, wandering around the Park simply for the architecture and gardening. There were people who played music, palm readers, magicians...there was an outdoor amphitheatre where you could wander in and watch people put on a Shakespeare play with minimum props and no backdrops so it was half of your imagination. A replica of the Old Globe Theater was there where they would put on shows (you had to pay for those usually). All of the museums were housed in building of splendid architecture covered in columns and statues holding up the roof. They had cultural houses where each little house you could walk in was like walking into a home in that country. Toys, food, language, all run by volunteers.
I think my favorite was in the summer, every Sunday, they had a HUGE outdoor amphitheatre where you can come in to sit and listen to an organist play a four-tiered pipe organ. *sigh* I got to tour the building once and I remember seeing hundreds of pipes that ranged from as small as my little finger, to two stories tall. They deck the whole building out in lights and a tree for Christmas and have choirs and orchestras there.
Although the year-round motorcycle weather was nice, it gets very monotonous very quickly haha. I'm looking forward to experiencing winter again this year :D
Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don't tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all God's children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give. – Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
When I was a child I use to play a game where I would hold a mirror above my head and try and walk all around the house and garden, only looking at the mirror. Some hilarious results, but it was as though viewing a totally different world, your steps were uneasy, balance hard to maintain and stairs a nightmare. The familiar was suddenly new. Nothing had changed yet everything was different.
This mirror view gave a new perspective on the world and when you finally blinked and looked down, saw your path, how much easier it was, you were lighter, freer.
I spend most of my life looking in that mirror, be it the future with the images i build into it, or the past which weights my step. When all I need to do is look here and now, to be a part fully of each step I take.
Try it... But a child again if just for a moment. :laugh:
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