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29 Nov 2021 13:06 - 29 Nov 2021 17:02 #364400 by Carlos.Martinez3
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7. Jedi understand their limitations. We recognize, and take responsibility, for our failures and develop a level of modesty about them. We respect the right for others to disagree and understand that they themselves are not perfect.

This Monday Meditation we talked about :

Reflection and too much being too much.
We have limits. We do. We are human. Understanding these limits can help anyone on a self-reflective path. We can stack too much in our own paths and watch things topple. This holiday season and this week, take some time to think on Jedi Teaching 7.
Can too much reflection harm as well?
Something to think about Jedi as we go through this week together. May the Force be with y'all
Pastor Carlos

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06 Dec 2021 13:17 #364525 by Carlos.Martinez3
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14. Jedi are guardians of peace. We believe in helping all those that are in need, in whatever form, to the best of our ability. We recognize that sometimes providing help requires courage in the face of adversity but understand that conflict is resolved through peace, understanding and harmony.


Harmony and Understanding

These are a few things that can bring or share peace.
We have this "glow" about us, every single one of us. The "wanna-help" light seems to always be on for some and thats ok.
Jedi teaching 14 reminds us it aint gunna be easy and it will take some time. There are some who understand things quickly, I do not. Thats ok too. The understanding part of things takes some application and time.

We are keepers of what we got. Share what ya got. There are so many levels of peace and understanding, I will meet you in the seek. Promise.
Pastor Carlos

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20 Dec 2021 13:50 #364805 by Carlos.Martinez3
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11. Jedi are mindful of their thoughts. We recognise the beauty in others and we provide help to those who come seeking it. Through our benevolent actions we strengthen not only ourselves but also our communities. Jedi act without prejudice.

I have noticed the push for mindfulness in the world and in my own community. Its on billboards and commercials and even on the radio and music and books.

In our thoughts are where things often live. This week I want to remind Jedi to be mindful of our thoughts. What we put in this week will come out next week and what we often read is how we can think. Seeing the beauty in others is so much more than just tolerance. By this action we can find strength.
If you do not know, Every Monday we meet in the Discord in the Pastors room for a hour to chat on such things. This morning was a good chat. Thank you all to those who show up a often as they do. Please feel free to post here with your ideas or comments or encouragements on such things.
Think about mindfulness and share it this week. May the Force be with y'all this week.
Pastor Carlos

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27 Dec 2021 13:09 #364919 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good morning all you 500 plus Bright beams of hope!
Today and this week I want to remind Jedi everywhere to have a creed and code and to be ready when its checked, you may reach your limits this season.
Having Codes and Creeds is a human thing. We got em in every color and idea you can fathom. Some have rhythms and rythemes and some are as simple as a easy statment.
Ours are here
www.templeofthejediorder.org/doctrine-of-the-order

Qui Gon Jin says our focus determines our reality. This is a very human thing to say not a Jedi thing. I have a Hawaiian study course I take. I keep it in my heart for me. It is a part of me as much as my hair and tatoos. One in paticular is one of seven called MAKIA - Energy flows where attention goes.

The days of making things up have been traded for seeking of the originals.

See this week if your Jedi Creed and Codes are already in your path. Do some reflection and find a few parallels when it comes to creeds and codes and you will find how human Jedi really are. ?

Pastor Carlos
Happy holidays Jedi

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27 Dec 2021 18:02 #364928 by Kobos
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I gotta ask this real quick. If we choose to be Jedi before we choose to try and be "good" people will we not miss both targets?

Just food for thought!
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Kobos

What has to come ? Will my heart grow numb ?
How will I save the world ? By using my mind like a gun
Seems a better weapon, 'cause everybody got heat
I know I carry mine, since the last time I got beat
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10 Jan 2022 13:07 #365354 by Carlos.Martinez3
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When used correctly, the Jedi Tenets allow us to better ourselves and overcome any obstacle. They help us improve the world around us and fulfil our purpose in life as a Jedi.

www.templeofthejediorder.org/doctrine-of-the-order

Focus Knowledge and Wisdom are a path any Jedi anywhere can travel or set a path on. These three words and ideas can create.
I have the joy and privilege to host a hour chat session in our Discord space every Monday. If your around join in. We chat about every day doctrine and application. This Monday was a good one.
I want to encourage others to join on Mondays and start the week with ideas and doctrine to think about during the week.
May the Force be with ya'll
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07 Feb 2022 13:17 #366072 by Carlos.Martinez3
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This comes from one of our Maxims, a general truth or idea we share here.

Meditation: To exercise the mind.

"Through regular meditation a Jedi examines their motivations, and are certain that they are not allowing emotion, ignorance, or passion to intrude upon them. Meditation can be used by a Jedi to improve their mindfulness, focus, or patience."

One of the things I like is how we share. Good morning! Jedi everywhere.
This morning, in Discord, we were chatting about mediation and how it produces Focus, Patience, and Mindfulness.
If we are seeking those types of skills, then meditation is the place to find it. There are always different practices and no ONE way is ever "the way" with this very idea. Meditation produces so many results for each person, it can be a benefit to everyone in a very personal way. How and when we meditate can change the results we get. There is a secret benefit to rising early to meditate so many know by different names. The same can be said for night-time meditations. The potential is always there. Where we find what we seek can be up to us. For some, meditation is automatic, and I say that those who are there are gifted. There are some it doesn't come so easily to, for those, keep meditation often. Keep trying to find that which you seek. It can often happen in the thick of the try, the seek. Get deep in it. Go for it. Do it. You will not regret it.
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14 Feb 2022 13:12 #366242 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Morality: To know the danger of belief.

A Jedi knows how contradicting beliefs of what is right and wrong can lead to devastating crimes and conflicts. A Jedi takes a step away from the subjectivity of opinion in favor of the peace of objectivity. A Jedi does not force their values upon others.


Belief is powerful. Zeal is a word used to describe much and a very focused idea of faith. Everyone has it. Everyone gets it. Everyone has the potential to fall in love.
There is a heed that can be taken today on this American holiday of love.
Be aware of the dangers and the potentials of belief. It can be the most wonderful and the most dangerous thing, like LOVE. Same power and same ability to be blinded by both in the same way.
Where does your belief take you and make? What and where is our focus? What does it make? I want to encourage every Jedi to check ourselves often. Its ok. Make peace as a focus some days and see if you can not trade it for something else like peace rather than conflict or objection. Love in belief can exist and it can be like miracle grow for some. The ability to give the space can help things grow in paths and in life. What it yields is the million dollar question! What will you apply it to????
Happy day of remembering your love(s)
Fall in love again today,
Pastor Carlos

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21 Feb 2022 13:22 #366419 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Courage: To have the will.

To be a Jedi sometimes means choosing the more difficult path, the personally expensive one. A Jedi knows they must make the right choice, take the right side and that the weak they have sworn to defend often stand alone. A Jedi puts aside fear, regret, and uncertainty yet knows the difference between courage and sheer stupidity.

We have morning Meditation discussions on Doctrine in the Pastor room on Monday. Today was a good one and we chatted about things about courage. Finding out what it is for us is healthy and asking is even better. As we grow and learn things become of less a value than some and some become more valuable than others.
I am old so courage does not hold the value it once did when I was in war or in gang fights. It changed on me! Thats one of the ideas of growing. It can change as we seek it too.
Sharing courage and encouraging others to reflect is one of the ways to grow it. Self reflection is not for the faint or the meek and what you find WILL need some courage. Keep on. You are never alone in this place. Continue to share it and talk about it and keep it.
Some things just look like sheer stupidity. We know- May the Force be with y'all Pastor Carlos

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02 Mar 2022 13:26 #366608 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Faith
[7:00 AM]
To trust in the ways of the FORCE
[7:01 AM]
How do we trust in something we can not explain? or see...or touch or hear only share ..??
[7:01 AM]
How do you trust something that isnt the same every time ??
[7:02 AM]
This week - think of this Maxim
[7:02 AM]
"Although the ways of the Force may seem strange at times, a Jedi always knows their place and their role within it." (edited)
[7:03 AM]
Dare we to trust our role in something we cant even coin? or describe? (edited)
[7:04 AM]
How do we as Jedi have faith in the Force ?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
i ve no idea how to explain this

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
And thats the guts of it
[7:06 AM]
this is a place we can be
[7:06 AM]
This is what Maxims can do
[7:07 AM]
they can take us to places where we ask ourselfs....how do i say it
[7:07 AM]
Maxims let you think about truths and how *WE YOU I *explain and *DO *them

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
Faith it self i find is a strange thing !

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
as do i
[7:09 AM]
no one is the same
[7:09 AM]
no one
[7:09 AM]
I have asked

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
specially in religions

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
what is the "STRANGE" in the FORCE ?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
in one way say, have faith in our self is a sign of strength and confidence, have faith in a religions or political party can be blind and not very wise

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
Faith can make you blind???
[7:11 AM]
do tell...

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
When we talk about the Force i call it Nature as well, it does it thing, following it s laws that we all have no say about. But this subject really depend on how people see what the Force is exactly

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
so many feelings? hu?
[7:12 AM]
how do you make the distinction between faith and feelings?

@Pastor Carlos
Faith can make you blind???

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
having faith in a religions a god, that faith is the only thing that make that god real.

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
excuse the swearing but if i feel like shit does that make everyone shit? even Gods and religions?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
feeling are a different thing than faith
[7:15 AM]
but what is faith exactly !?

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
There is a movie we just watched Sweeny Todd - in it he has a song that the world is shit and everyhtin in it is shit blah blah blah ... does that make it so if all he knows is this life? does it make it so?

River — 02/28/2022
It makes it so for him

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
That is one question we may define for our own paths - What is OUR faith
[7:16 AM]
OUR faith
[7:16 AM]
How do we know our role in the Force ? our own Paths?

River — 02/28/2022
Intuition, imo

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
It is to us as HUMANS

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
hehe the Faith thing is a difficult thing to understand for me

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
me too
[7:18 AM]
hope
[7:18 AM]
Hope

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
well i ve had faith in my business for exemple

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
its a strange concept to me but I am understanding it better every time I use it
[7:18 AM]
even if I use hope ill - fully

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
since the beginning i ve had faith in my wife her talent and in our school/ daycare , some how i knew it will work even if it didnt look like that at the time

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
even if I hope fro things I know CANT happen
[7:19 AM]
fath in our own paths that we will find that which we seek
[7:20 AM]
how do we find our path in our own path or as the Maxim says "Although the ways of the Force may seem strange at times, a Jedi always knows their place and their role within it."
[7:21 AM]
We can find our place or places in the Force and in our own path
[7:21 AM]
we can
[7:21 AM]
What is the way of the Force ?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
does the Force has a way ?

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
Does it?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
like Does the Force has a purpose ?

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
In my own findings I have found that what I seek has ways ...lots of them

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
it seems that only humans have the need to find a purpose for life

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
so its a HUMAN thing?
[7:23 AM]
the big H

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
the way i see it , i looks that way. The Sparrow does not wonder about his path, why he lives and the meaning of thing. the Sparrow does his thing

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
We can find us in the mix any day
[7:25 AM]
specially along side the birds lol

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
Humans have the phycological complication to deal with, so maintaining our self with in a path of humanity seems to be a difficult thing
[7:26 AM]
our emotions are that complicated

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
Jedi and the Cinema is all about ....the HUMAN species ...cath that? every one has their species but its a chief focus on one of the old MOTIFS of life WHAT OF HUMANITY?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
We do wayyyyy too much thinking

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
lol I need to think more myself lol
[7:27 AM]
but the idea of this Maxim today is FAITH in the Force

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
Having faith in the Force might be to help our self living in the moment
[7:29 AM]
to actually stop thinking that much about the future

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
this one Maxim helps me stay "here in the now" rigth now ......

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
so that is what it is lol

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
lol
[7:31 AM]
what is my spot right now...
[7:31 AM]
what is my rolle in it?
[7:31 AM]
What is my role in it?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
i dont actually have those questions in me

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
This is a question I hope EVERYONE asks themselfs
[7:31 AM]
whats your role in the Force ?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
hehe
[7:32 AM]
i guess i faith so i dont think about it

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
whats the role of morality in your path ?
[7:32 AM]
whats the value of faith in your path ?
[7:32 AM]
what is the value of fear...

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
now those questions are more precise (edited)

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
some things ar what we think "automatic"

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
what about empathy

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
is that "automatic" too?
[7:34 AM]
can it be or can we program or train our own ideas to display these things too ?

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
it doesnt seems to be, or is it but we get corrupted

Owl (any pronoun) — 02/28/2022
Faith in the ways of the force sounds to me a lot like in Taoism where action without acting is a thing to do

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
many animals have those emotions did they learn or are they automatic

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
The Force is LIKE many things-- we use the word "like" to relate to things but it is NEVER those things

Owl (any pronoun) — 02/28/2022
Similar yet different as all things are

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
nods at OWL
[7:37 AM]
so our Maxim states and reminds us that eventhough it may seem like ....strange...or not normal...or routine...or even predictable... try the Force and try to fit on somthing that cant be told to fit...see where that leaves us? not hanging but WAITING lol
[7:37 AM]
waiting on the Force and can you really force ...the Force ? nooooo its on its own time ....
[7:41 AM]
So this week - this Monday think on these things if you like
[7:41 AM]
Though the ways of the FORCE seem strange at times
[7:42 AM]
keep going
[7:43 AM]
keep seeking
[7:43 AM]
YOU and only YOU know what is fro you in your path
[7:44 AM]
keep sharing and keep trying

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Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
Thank you Carlos

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
any tiem
[7:46 AM]
time
[7:46 AM]
thank you fro joining and sharing

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
sorry i ve a headache since lunch time

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
thats the idea is the monday morning chat
[7:46 AM]
no worreis DRINK WATER !
[7:46 AM]
loljoking

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
yeah i ve been

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
good goood
[7:48 AM]
Faith - its ok to have it
[7:48 AM]
in what- thats up to you really

@Pastor Carlos
in what- thats up to you really

Vincent Causse — 02/28/2022
yes it is a personal thing isnt it

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
most of "this path of the Jedi " is very personal
[7:52 AM]
May the Force be with everyone today and may we seek it and find it....in any place ...ya!
[7:52 AM]
May we be able to see it when we come in contact with it
[7:53 AM]
May our faith in it bind us

River — 02/28/2022
Thanks Carlos, have a good Monday

Dwagoonie — 02/28/2022
Be well

Pastor Carlos — 02/28/2022
yall too
[7:56 AM]
thank you D and River and Owl and Vincent and those who 465 pluss who subscribe here!
[7:56 AM]
May you find Many blessings this week fro taking time to think on things and plan and to stop and be ready
[7:56 AM]
May the Force be with you all
[7:58 AM]
Today is monday and its time fro my monday to go so i must as well !!!! THANK YOU ALL Many blessings y'alls way!! many today!

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jpadkins — 02/28/2022
Thank you



What is said on Mondays - this past Monday actually.

One of our Maxims is this
Faith: To trust in the ways of the Force.

Although the ways of the Force may seem strange at times, a Jedi always knows their place and their role within it.
What do you think?

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