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21 Jan 2014 14:50 - 20 Feb 2014 15:59 #134183 by Wescli Wardest
I receive emails from my Mom daily where she shares her devotionals with me. I may begin posting a few of them here for everyone else to see. Where these are designed for the Christian reader many have good messages.

This one in particular I get the sense that it can be used to stress humility. And maybe we just aren’t as completely awesome as we’d like everyone else to think. Long story short, we can see the importance of not putting ourselves above the Force or others.


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21 Jan 2014 15:40 #134192 by tzb
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That was great, thank you. I'm far from a Christian reader, but with a few substitutions the message made a great deal of sense to me. To put others first to achieve something greater... to prioritise the wider Force over our own small desires. "For it is in giving that we receive".

Your mum writes really well :) please thank her from me if you mention sharing them!

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22 Jan 2014 07:10 #134318 by MJ Hannigan
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Just wondering why anyone must making themselves smaller to make someone biggers. Seems a little foolish to me.

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22 Jan 2014 12:18 #134323 by Zenchi
Perhaps it's their way of emptying their cup, so to speak...

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22 Jan 2014 12:40 #134326 by Jestor

MJ Hannigan wrote: Just wondering why anyone must making themselves smaller to make someone biggers. Seems a little foolish to me.


Because some people concentrate more on themselves than on others....

And others concentrate on others more than themselves....

OK Christian Jedi, what is a verse that tells you to 'take care of yourself'?

It is a balancing act, a fact some seem to miss...

Some of us are just to the side of perfect balance, some of us are in danger of totally falling off balance....

It is a good reminder to stay humble...

Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....


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22 Jan 2014 12:42 #134327 by Mareeka
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I can appreciate the content of Mom's writing.

Mom goes straight a sharp point of ego: who wants to decrease? fear of loss of power . . fear of loss of prestige?

The ego (the self-centered world view) shrieks in terror . . . if i loosen my attachments to these aspects of self . . what will become of me . . i will be nothing!!!!! LOL . . I am laughing at the ego . . here. . .

The humility to loosen the false self
The paradox of give to receive (or die to live)
The empty teacup . . totally open

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22 Jan 2014 14:02 #134330 by MJ Hannigan
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Stay humble? What does that mean?

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22 Jan 2014 14:48 #134333 by Jestor

MJ Hannigan wrote: Stay humble? What does that mean?


Oh yea, sorry....

I didnt say WHO I was talking about....;)




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29 Jan 2014 15:53 #135488 by Wescli Wardest
Life in the Force, renewed life, changing life, that is what Jediism offers us. But sometimes what is offered we think we do not want, clinging to the old safety blanket we have carried for so long that we do not realize just how uncomfortable it is. As joyous and fulfilling as the life promised can be it can be hard to let go and move into the new unseen space of life in Jediism, but that's what is asked of us… to let go and be renewed today and every day. May we embrace all anew today and each day.

Blessings y'all


Adaptation of a blessing from Kathryn

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30 Jan 2014 12:01 #135667 by Mareeka
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Reminds me of the following from the The Dalai Lama

"I am always cheerful! I think, the result of my own practice and training. In my lifetime, I have lost my country and have been reduced to being totally dependent on the goodwill of others . . . Of course these are trajic incidents, and I feel sad when I think about them. However, I don't feel overwhelmed by sadness. Old familiar faces disappear, and new faces appear, but I still maintain my happiness and peace of mind"

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