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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #371738 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Justice
The second Maxim states this

"Justice: To always seek the path of ‘right’.

A Jedi is unencumbered by bias or personal interest. Justice is a double-edged sword, one that protects the weak, yet also passes judgements according to a set of values. A Jedi tolerates that which is not Jedi and does not pass judgement on that which causes no harm for it is just."


As Jedi, do we focus on justice? Does the idea of being the one who determines what others "deserve" or do not seem to be the common goal of some. To be the JUDGE or the scale of "worthiness"? Is that what the FOCUS of the Jedi is? Revenge? So, I give you this - this week- Do Jedi strive for revenge or a brand of justice? Do we strive to be the judge? Where are the set of values the Jedi hold?

What are your set of values? What brand of justice do the Jedi have? What type do you have? What does it bring? What type of justice does the Force bring? Is there anything else to justice you can add or subtract from it? How does one pass justice AS WELL AS our own brand of acceptance and tolerance? Do we as Jedi know what we will stand for and what we will not?
Are we the Jedi or are we the judges? Is there a difference?

Jedi or Judge
It's always up to you

"Justice: To always seek the path of ‘right’.

A Jedi is unencumbered by bias or personal interest. Justice is a double-edged sword, one that protects the weak, yet also passes judgements according to a set of values. A Jedi tolerates that which is not Jedi and does not pass judgement on that which causes no harm for it is just."

Something to think about this week friends and Jedi
Pastor Carlos


Edit added from Discord channel

Good morning Temple Discord and welcome to Monday morning meditations.
[6:00 AM]
It is my hope that this week you and everyone willing- Take sometime this week to think about some things
[6:01 AM]
In particular is the second Maxim
[6:01 AM]
Justice
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does a Jedi seek justice?
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and if so what type of justice does a Jedi strive for?
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where does a Jedi get their CODES from?
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What does the path of RIGHT look like for Jedi ?
[6:03 AM]
One of the hardest ideas to establish as a Jedi off screen is our own brand of justice and emotions.
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Is justice attached to our emotions?
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Where does the drive or the goal of justice start and stop and is there something more than just justice to seek out?
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I would like to share a bit if you don't mind this morning.
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Those who reflect see what they focus on.
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if your own brand of justice needs attention -
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give it your attention.
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adjust and apply any doctrine or philosophy or any idea you like at any time
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log down the results.

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:06 AM
JOURNALS
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this is what journals can do
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Seek thee out your own codes and morals and ideas and apply them as you like
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* I hope there are others who speak to y'all like this in your life.
[6:08 AM]
We have our own Jedi doctrine handy
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we are also reminded a Jedi tolerates that which is not Jedi
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thats pretty much everything else in the world
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this world is not geared toward being your enemy - this world we live in is the ordinary world
[6:12 AM]
Cars dont fly yet
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We dont Force fly either
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so for those whos feet are on the ground and stay there- there is justice to think about
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Do Jedi strive to be judge more than Jedi ?
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Do we ?
[6:13 AM]
I know there are some days I got it...whatever "it" is and the whole world is wrong, and I am correct …

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:14 AM
yield to me!!!! and my brand of right and the WAY!!!
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off screen things dont work like this
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the reality of life and the ordinary world is we can be like water or like light
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we can be like trees who sway or even stay
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What do you wield as Justice? As Jedi justice? What is justice look like from a Jedi off screen? is there more or something more we can do besides judge on another?
[6:18 AM]
Shakespeare states in Romeo and Juliet
[6:18 AM]
“Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O anything, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness, serious vanity,
Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”

[6:19 AM]
What do we do with all the CARE we have as Jedi ? Does it turn to honor or vindictive?
[6:20 AM]
Can we give justice and AND mercy and be fair? Where does the discretion come from in Justice ?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:21 AM
There is so much energy when justice is needed
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every time
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and it can be difficult to make decisions and even trust your own choices
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hold to your Maxims
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hold your own codes
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pick them
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keep them
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display them
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pick a brand of Justice you can represent
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make it yours
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grow it
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this is the idea of the second maxim is no harm
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which is the most difficult idea on earth and the most oldest
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harm none
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Can Jedi deal justice and no harm ?
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it is my hope that we as Jedi begin to HONE our own paths
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and their own minds
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as we think- we will most likely do
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Think on these things if you like.
[6:27 AM]
I am here till 7 am - may the Force be with y'all this week Pastor Carlos

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Justice that doesnt harm
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Jedi
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what a concept

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1 year 1 month ago #371870 by Carlos.Martinez3
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today is a reminder of who we come in contact with or have a connection or relationship with
[6:31 AM]
we ban build those relationships
[6:32 AM]
we can strengthen the bond
[6:32 AM]
Cultivating relationships is a good thing
[6:33 AM]
Cultivation of one another is good to

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:33 AM
Please elaborate the differences between "Business" relationships and " Personal" for a Jedi Sir?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:34 AM
Do we have the ability to do this?
[6:34 AM]
ahhh
[6:34 AM]
we have circles
[6:34 AM]
[6:34 AM]
every amount of energy goes out

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:34 AM
Like a Venn Diagram?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:35 AM
those closest are in the most direct and potent in our paths and those direclty influenced by our wakes and actions
[6:35 AM]
very much like a Venn Circle over lapper
[6:35 AM]
lol
[6:36 AM]
but the idea is there are some that are close and some that are not- individuals and ideas
[6:36 AM]
some are too distant and some are direclty THERE

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:36 AM
Understood, please explain more, how ever about the ripple effect?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:36 AM
lol
[6:36 AM]
our energy goes out
[6:37 AM]
what type of energy we flow is up to us
[6:37 AM]
we can let go worry and concern as well as relief and redemption and renew
[6:38 AM]
it is up to us to "guage" where others are in our own circels

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:38 AM
Almost like the Butterfly effect? Master?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:38 AM
Carlos and nods

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:38 AM
O.K

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:38 AM
Do you believe that things are connected?

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:38 AM
Yes

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:38 AM
Are we ENTAGENLED in one anothers wake?
[6:38 AM]
nods

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:39 AM
Everything in Nature, like in Taoism irvBuddhis

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:39 AM
we can even Force those connections or make them - they can happen organically- strategically or at its own time

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:39 AM
Buddhism..i believe

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:40 AM
What does a Buddhist friend look like?
[6:40 AM]
Here the big money question....
[6:40 AM]
WHat does a Jedi friend look like ...
[6:40 AM]
How do they act and how do they treat their own
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?
[6:41 AM]
Maxim are for reminders of our own choices at times
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Remind yourself as often as you need it-
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be a friend
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WE-
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\are on people teams
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as are they on ours
[6:42 AM]
we are connected
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We ARE
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there are MANY WAY to explain this but the most best awesome wonderful way to connect to one another is friendship
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by our own choice
[6:43 AM]
it is this choice I say to check on - on those you choose to be entangled with
[6:43 AM]
check your circles
[6:43 AM]
or your circles of color and see who or what could use some attention
[6:44 AM]
It is important
[6:44 AM]
Each Hero or main character has a guild or AID
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Each guild or team can be present or not so present
[6:45 AM]
It is my hope we reflect on our friends and circles
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Start new ones end old dead ones or support those existing
[6:45 AM]
adjust as YOU need
[6:46 AM]
I hope this can help a weeee bit this week

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:46 AM


(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:46 AM
relationships and their values are where its at!
[6:47 AM]
Thats all we really do here is share and adjust our relationships
[6:47 AM]
Take your LIBERTY
[6:48 AM]
the greatest thing we can do for one another is remind each other of our Liberty's and use them and cultivate them
[6:49 AM]
You have the liberty to adjust and build or tare down your friends. We as humans have every right to "poop the sheets" or " make the bed" every day
[6:51 AM]
It is my hope that we grow AND live the Jedi life
[6:51 AM]
its a good one

Apprentice Antares — Today at 6:52 AM
Thank you for the great message this morning

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:52 AM
!!!
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anytime
[6:53 AM]
Mondays mainly
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lol

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:53 AM
Master, Please explain about receving negative energy such as " Vibes" from others i.e. actions, maybe their energies, etc.? And how to bypass them or redirect like in Hapkido please Sir!

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:53 AM
lol
[6:53 AM]
Hapkido take practice and form
[6:54 AM]
so does dealing with others
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It is possible to re direct things
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but you have to practice
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actual and that focus of "perfect practice"
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there are a number of ways to re direct others and even re direct bad energy
[6:55 AM]
as a Jedi - we have reminders of our own choices
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To be CHIVALROUS is a thing of the past yet...YET it changes the outcome every time
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to have a set of quality's handy .. is a idea of Knihghood here
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to satnd on them and trust them
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you will never get away from negative energies
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they exist as well and as equally as positive energies
[6:58 AM]
WHAT WE DO WITH THEM....

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:58 AM
A while back,I remember Master you said something about choosing to act or not act!

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:58 AM
there is the million dollar question
[6:58 AM]
We can hang out with people
[6:58 AM]
in that time we can notice how people act and react
[6:58 AM]
in our reflection is where we find defintion of our actions and purpose
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Do you know any other consequences or ideas that can be besides just arguing all the time ?
[6:59 AM]
Have you witnessed some one act like you would like to react
[7:00 AM]
Have you found that which you seek ?
[7:00 AM]
Have you found a different way to do things? THIS is that liberty
[7:00 AM]
It is up to us HOW we want to react or act
[7:01 AM]
This is why I say be carful who you tuck your toes round and be carful which myth you use- some myths are for profit and some are for edification like some friends and acquaintances

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 7:02 AM
In Kung Fu, and re emphasing the outcomes of tge Butterfly Effect, one must be VERY Sure to Accept the responsiblities of Action v.s. non Action..pleaese explain if yoy agree!

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 7:03 AM
Most of the time I do not frequent people "LIKE " me - not anymore
[7:03 AM]
life hapens with or without our consent
[7:03 AM]
the world often had this DUALITY about it
[7:04 AM]
its common and very noticeable if your looking
[7:04 AM]
by a yes or a no life can be forged
[7:05 AM]
with or without our consent
[7:05 AM]
it is best often to be in with the flow
[7:05 AM]
rather than out of the flow
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that FLOW can ebb and flow we are all at the mercy of as HUMANS
[7:06 AM]
take your liberty to flow
[7:06 AM]
Act or dont act
[7:06 AM]
its all up to you

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 7:07 AM
What are the consequences however Pastor?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 7:07 AM
I totally agree with you that there is a gift of life when you are MORE in cultivation mode than lost in the sauce
[7:07 AM]
life
[7:07 AM]
you find out
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you recieve the experiance of action or inaction
[7:08 AM]
consequences are outcomes and what can be the outcome of reflection?
[7:08 AM]
we can get lost in reflection
[7:08 AM]
we can
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we can even get mad at what we find
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but do remember it our own self we look at and see
[7:09 AM]
These are OUR own people and our own family's and our own paths
[7:10 AM]
We turn to our own NOT strangers most time- even strangers in our paths know us
[7:11 AM]
the OUTCOME of our decisions can be consequential or cultivation

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 7:12 AM
I remember something I Saw about Yoda in saying there was a disruption in the FORCE, am i on course?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 7:13 AM
I also had to change the wording of consequences because at least for me, that word consequences has a negative idea with it. The word outcome doesnt have that for me
[7:13 AM]
Cinema Jedi believe like this
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that there is ONE Force and they are the keepers and they alone....
[7:14 AM]
its the topple effect when things get too big they topple in on themselfs
[7:15 AM]
The Force connects us and binds us, is there a disturbance in that? WHo disturbs the Force?
[7:15 AM]
What really disturbs the flow ?
[7:15 AM]
me
[7:15 AM]
I get in the way
[7:15 AM]
thats all

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1 year 1 month ago #371984 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good morning Temple of the Jedi Order. May the Force be with you where ever you may be. I spent the first ten minutes in the wrong room in the Discord so here is the transcript in whole. Please forgive me for the morning flux lol


Here we go

Good Morning Jedi everywhere

Welcome to another edition of Monday Morning Meditations. I am your host, Pastor Carlos. Lets get started.

Today's subject is...

Defense: To defend the way of Jediism.

A Jedi is sworn by oath to defend their faith and all it encompasses.

Defense of our Oaths and each other

Each of us is Jedi

Each of us has made the choice to become one and UNITE under the banner or the Mantel Jedi

We can read in our Doctrine where it says ...

"The Jedi religion is an inspiration and a way of life for many people throughout the world who take on the mantle of Jedi. Jedi apply the principles, ideals, philosophies and teachings of Jediism in a practical manner within their lives. Real Jedi do not worship George Lucas or Star Wars or anything of the sort. Jediism is not based in fiction, but we accept myth as a sometimes more practical means of conveying philosophies applicable to real life. "

Does anyone know what the "MANTEL" means or how it is used here?

To wear a mantel is to PUT ON or TAKE ON or DON willingly the choices or the duties or responsibilities.

To do a duty or job is to take on ones Mantel. For a Jedi, we choose to unite together.

We STRIVE for common ideas.

This is one of the SYMBOLS we use here and as Jedi

The Jedi Robe

What is Jedi ism ? Why does it need to be defended?? Why are we as Jedi kin urged and reminded to keep a watch on our Robes and each other?

One of the things we share as Jedi is the understanding for AID

Our compassion and Zeal for giving a flying Wallenda about the other people in the world and around us UNITES us.

It really does

Jedi ism is the ability to OBSERVE the Force
Jedi ism is based on the OBSERVANCE of the Force

One of our common Focus is the Force

as Jedi we strive for things together and one of them is understanding

In our seek for wisdom and knowledge- we find ourselves next to others

We are fellow PILGRIMS on a path or seek and reflection (edited)

So, to be a Jedi takes much

Being a Jedi isnt easy

it takes time and dedication and a whole lot of reflection.

There is a mix of seek and new and old that can be all at the same time. The POTENTIAL is human and therefore we are ALL on the same level as far as development is concerned.

We wear the mantel of Jedi

The ROBE is the symbol we all use

it doesn't have to be color specific or even a certain shape really
but pretty much the idea is you can tell where the Jedi are by what they look like. Its a Cinematic thing like symbolic colors and tones.

but there is much to this Jedi thing or this unification of strangers.

To better understand something is to take more time with it.

We are Jedi - Understand what is is to be a Jedi
[6:20 AM]
What truly is the great responsibility we have to the world? NONE really - we choose to have a selfless paths and work on our own ego? Where is the duty to others there? There is NONE

OUR DUTYS are those we choose

Which duty's have you chosen for your own path as Jedi?

WHich do we share?

Why?

What does your Jedi ism ENCOMPASS ?

This is the question and the idea for this week if you like, what all is under your mantel and why Jedi?

Why Jedi and what is it?

Defend the way of the Jedi.

What's the way?

Take some time to RETURN to your origins.

Jedi are Jedi for certain reasons, we unite under certain ideas, WHICH ONES?

Sorry for being in the wrong room this morning - it happens lol

Our Maxim has a DEFENCE reminder.

Defend the path you are on by knowing what it is.

Choose or put on the MANTEL of a Jedi

IT LOOKS GOOD ON YA!
May the Force be with y'all this week.
Pastor Carlos
PS for fun I would love to see your Robes some time this week if you got some. I like Jedi, Be well.

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OK you are making me want to get a robe already. It is my gift to me for my final ordainment

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1 year 1 month ago #371994 by Wraith
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Carlos.Martinez3 wrote: today is a reminder of who we come in contact with or have a connection or relationship with
[6:31 AM]
we ban build those relationships
[6:32 AM]
we can strengthen the bond
[6:32 AM]
Cultivating relationships is a good thing
[6:33 AM]
Cultivation of one another is good to

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:33 AM
Please elaborate the differences between "Business" relationships and " Personal" for a Jedi Sir?

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:34 AM
Do we have the ability to do this?
[6:34 AM]
ahhh
[6:34 AM]
we have circles
[6:34 AM]
[6:34 AM]
every amount of energy goes out


like this is a good conversation but why did you go in and retroactively add ranks? are they really that important at totjo? it comes across as being insecure in yourself, considering we can see your rank as you are the poster.
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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #371995 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Sorry for that, when we copy the conversation from Discord to the forum it does that. I can edit that out from now on, to easy. That was not the intention nor was it the focus- sorry it seemed that way. That is not my cup of tea.

I will keep an eye out for things like that. You think after so long I would have noticed that. Thank you and thank you for joining in. I look forward to hearing more from you.

You are the first person to say something, thanks.

Edit after posting: Here, we have rank. We use it to grant access and track progress on site. It is also representative of the responsibility some keep. Rank is not something we give to much attention to but we do hold is as a earned merit. Thats all. Honestly, outside of the realm of programming, access, rank is as valuable as the honor its given. We believe we are inherently equal. Rank is a human construct. Hubris is key to what we as people do around here. The selfless is a path that anyone can take at any time and deny it too. All in all, here, rank can be a tool or a thorn. It IS up to you. May the Force be with you friend and thank you again for the fresh perspective.

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1 year 1 month ago #371997 by River
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The ranks are actually now a part of each username on the Discord. Thjs is what a direct copy and paste of the Discord looks like.
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1 year 4 weeks ago - 1 year 3 weeks ago #372080 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Happy Monday and beginning of the week for those who start it today.
May the Force be with y'all this week.


I am running a tad behind but: better late than never.
[6:02 AM]
Good morning, Jedi everywhere.

It is my privilege and joy to meet with you every Monday in the mornings.

Today I would like to remind every Jedi out there that we have reminders.

Do we as Jedi know the difference between stupidity and courage?

There is one story in particular that has, as a main character, a man named Don Quixote

It is written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

When given to our own dignity- it can become somewhat confusing and hard to balance.
One of the main follies in this tale is his interpretation of things.

One of the common follies of a Knight is the fear we have.

We always have a choice in life.

Sometimes those choices which can be our own, are made for us or we release the possession of authority and go with the flow.

Regardless of Avenue we take, as Jedi we can strive for a few common ideas.

One of those avenues is the road to courage and stupidity.

What is wise and what is not wise?

Who has the ability to share that with each other?

There are 3 things can get in our own way.

There are 3 things that can take our courage, ready????

Fear

Regret

and Uncertainty

These three things are always present.

Fear Regret and Uncertainty



" 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. "

This is a key moment in every Jedi and HUMANS life.

There may come times we can make decisions for our path and our life's.

It is my hope that through review-study-chit chat- and good old fashion care and meditation, we share with one another enough to be properly AID to one another.

It is scary out there.
Life can get confusing, and we can lose our way by just going to the corner store at times.

The 5TH Maxim is COURAGE

Identify them and recognize what is present.

So many times, I get lost because of my own feelings.

Feelings are a good way to follow the Don Q path of perpetual confusion and disorder.

Who has the RIGHT decisions and oaths for US? Where does that info and flow come from?

I would hope that we all know and remember.



All orders come from the RIDER.



The horse goes where you ride it
or its led

or where its drawn

remind yourself that we all need courage and that we all HAVE it

some of us need to build it

take a few rounds with it

Ride the HORSE of courage, get on it

See where IT takes you.
If it helps- think of courage as a HORSE or a steed or a thing you ride on. Courage can be found if we seek it out

or

it will be out of reach

Really, it is up to us.

So today I give you this.

Attachment horse.jpg not found





Find the courage you need.

Make it - seek it - share it - give it - Keep it

Courage can be as a horse we ride or use.

but it ain't a easy gig

We as Jedi strive for things.

One of them is courage.

Not just any brand of not afraid but the ability to do the things we know in us are right.

Chase any ghosts or windmills lately? Does it feel that way? Find the strength to continue and preserver and keep it

Keep going but dont just fight to fight or dont just ride to ride...

The Jedi and the Knight is a symbol we use here often.

Be strong and courageous - as a Jedi - you have made the choice to stand out already -

Striving for goals that are uncommon can be taxing.
Choosing to be a Jedi can bring extra reflections we may be ready for, ready or not-

make your choice to get on

Make your choice to ride the horse of courage.

if you fall off,

get back on.

Learn to ride- the way YOU ride.

There is and can be a very real joy in the fact you are a Jedi and you are the main character of your own path.

There can be peace knowing YOU hold the reins.



Or not.

Be courageous Jedi - you are already on top of the HORSE - half the fear is identification and knowing we need courage for whatever ails us.
For me, uncertainty keeps me from being strong or ridding the "Horse" and living.

Mount up!

Get on the horse.

Keep courage.

One of the BEST ideas someone gave me was the horse and courage.

We must respect and learn from it or it will get us and may hurt us.

It can teach us, and it can even help and AID us (edited)

Courage can even lift us up and create the idea of being above a few things rather than below them or subject to them the same.

It's just all depends on OUR PRACTICE time OUR OWN

You can't lie with a horse - you either know it or you dont and they will know.

Courage is the same way- IT WILL KNOW

and it will keep you harm you or free you or a mix of all the above lol

It is my hope that as we chat and have more time together- we give each other courage.

However we do it,

May courage find you and whatever horse you rode in on.

This is my hope for every Jedi here.

Find the courage or make it but RIDE it- STRIVE for it.

You are not alone in that path.

look around- We all are on something going somewhere.

May the Force be with y'all this week

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.

HAVE THE WILL

Strive for it.

Take your LIBERTY.


any questions friends and Jedi ?

Pastor Carlos

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
pastor@templeofthejediorder.org
Build, not tear down.
Nosce te ipsum / Cerca trova
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Today is about the "F" word.

..." cuz I gotta have Faith (faith faith). I gotta have faith (faith faith) . Cus I gotta have faith faith faith. I gotta have faith faith faith ..."
George Michael Capitol CMG Publishing



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.

Good morning, Temple of the Jedi Order and Jedi everywhere.

I hope your weekend was well and your week begins the same.

Today - our Maxim or truth is Faith.

Adding the Force to things can change the outcome.

RETURNING to it is kinna the goal.

But what does that mean?

What does having faith mean as a Jedi?

There is a balance we have and there is a balance that can exist.

In our paths, WE can choose the directions or principals we seek.

Choosing the Force isn't easy

The Force connects everything.
it binds it

Thats not easy lol

but that's what we believe and strive to live like this.

What has our faith?

Where does our allegiance lie or better yet where are our attentions and intentions fall???

When things need our attention of we have a need, do we have that which we need, or do we have a place to return to?

Do we know where to go in times of need?

Is our own faith even built for that?

Can you trust the Force?

DO you?

We can have a few common ideas and a few similar focuses (edited)

one of these is our faith in the Force.

If you sit down and write things down, they help. If you have mentors and people in your group ask them questions. Your cave .... each of us has mental caves we must go through or confront. The Hero's Journey can be complicated. SO to can the path which each of us take to reflect and live be as complex and vivid as life itself.
There is always the fear that " This stuff don't work." (edited)

I think every Jedi has this at some time on their path.

So, I want to encourage every Jedi present and NOT present to make your choices and KEEP them. Strive for them

Keep your focus.

have faith in the process.

It is true discovery that still dwells in each human.

Seek- and you Will find.

have faith in the Force.

Continue to keep seeking that which we need.

Self-reflection works.

I cannot tell you how many times reflecting has led me to places I didn't know I could go or people I never thought I would meet.

That part is real.

Reflection helps and is soooo healthy.

Each of us is human first then everything else

it's the human parts we can focus on

It is knowing and understanding we can have.

In every Maxim Teaching and bit of Doctrine we have - we have a idea that is often CHIEF or center focus
The common idea that bonds us and connects us it our own ideas of OTHERS - How we view the world.

our selfless paths collide in the name and sake of Jedi ism

lol

There is a hope that as we continue to strive- we all merge and dwell together in the same few ideas.

The selfless is one of those.

Pick a selfless path.

keep it

part of our faith is the hope we rid ourselves of our own ego and add others as a focus - this is our faith- to AID one another in our journeys.

One of the common shares or strives we share is the selfless

Think about that today and this week Jedi.

Our faith is that of a selfless journey at times.

Character begets itself often

No truer is that of reflection.

True Reflection is contagious.

So today and this week- what I am really saying is to have faith and be a Jedi and know that it isn't easy. Asking individuals to reflect is brash.

as Jedi we have a UNIQUE faith

It is the faith of the human potential and reflection and selflessness.

There is a theme to this Jedi thing.

What is yours and how does it really help you?

Where does your faith SET YOU?

How does it set you up?

is it a ...TRAP!?

Life doesn't trap us, but it does feel like that some time - enough to ALWAYS remind us in every Star Wars film....

our faith is for the traps.

Your own faith can keep you and steer you or lead you and guide you.

it can be the thing you need or the things that keeps you longer.

it all depends on our PERSPECTIVE.

in your faith- where does your focus lay?

What is your faith?

Take the time you need to reflect and find out.

Do you actually believe in something that BINDS everyone?

Do we actually believe in others and ourselves?

Do we get stuck in common pitfalls and traps?

Use your faith. Return to your own DOCTRINE and Philosophy. Study it and know it - practice it so it's more frequent. Frequency always finds favor.

Frequency is perfect practice.

Practice being faithful and fervent.

We can have faith in many things, but there are some we can have that can be healthy and strengthen us.

Believing and having faith in the Force is one of those things.

Believe in yourself and in the Force.
I do

There is a peace in this you can only know.

by being in it

There are some types of peace that exist that you can only know if you know they exist.

Someone has to show or teach you or we have to see it

or share

peace can be shared - think about that- we can have faith and we can have peace - we can know these things and share them.

THIS is our Faith.

May the Force be with y'all this week on your paths

I am here on Mondays for questions comments and concerns as well as party invitations -Bar mitzvah invites karaoke dates ...baby showers or just to chat

May the Force be with every single on of y'all where you will be this week.

May we remember to have faith.

It's ok to have faith in something even if its humans and each other. May the Force be with y'all this week on your paths.


May the Force be with every single one of y'all where you will be this week.

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
pastor@templeofthejediorder.org
Build, not tear down.
Nosce te ipsum / Cerca trova
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HEYA and Happy Monday Jedi everywhere.

Good day and beginning of the week if you celebrate or observe Monday as that
[6:00 AM]
Hey Jedi everywhere

Today is a good one because we are gunna chat about you and your ego or ME and my ego.

yup

We are gunna have a chit chat on the ego

We as Jedi are reminded that we have one.

Noooooooo

Yes

When the EGO comes to light, I would like to start off by reminding every Jedi we are human first.

First

Understanding who WE are as humans has helped me out as a Jedi so much, I encourage others to do the same.

Find out how your own brain works.

Find out where you got your feelings and your ideas from, reflect.

Better still is the reflection on our EGOs

What do we think about ourself ?????

As Jedi we strive to seek out meaning and understanding with the world and each other.

Some of us strive to remember the DOCTORINE and live it

Have you read the Doctrine in whole? It is amazing

No where else will you find such a piece of focus as our own Jedi doctrine. Thats because it belongs to every human out there - not JUST JEDI

Think about that for a bit

We have something that belongs to everyone

Todays reminder is on HUMILITY.

The EGO of a Jedi can be a very terrible thing, a powerful one and never wrong but a great FORCE to reckoned with.

but the ego of any human can

We have this common focus here

A Jedi does not boast of their accomplishments


How do we do these things as Jedi - how do we gain principal and focus and NOT get excited or full of ZEAL or even PROUD?

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How do you calm the burst of energy, pride and focus that comes from the sound of a Lightsaber or a Cloak? How can we curb or even ebb the flow of the ego and things that are supposed to be there?

What we do as humans is amazing. Human development is the butterfly's boots.

The Human potential is amazing and alive and kicking today as much as it has since the first few people were around.

What do we do with our Zeal?

The ZEAL for wisdom and knowledge and understanding.

*I will tell you this today and share, when I understand something - truly- I do a little dance or get excited and laugh a bit. Some revelations sit me down while others just light a fire in me that cant be easily quenched.

It happens.

How can we not get a bit excited when we create new things or learn new ideas or even let some light in????

There is so much HONOR and time and effort that goes into all we do as Jedi here and off line

How do you keep the EGO in check?

How does a Jedi do it?

I'll say it here where everyone can hear and read it forever -Jedi hit on all 6's The Jedi are the bees Knees - Jedi are SMART -The focus of what we do is to remove our own selves from a few more things and figure out how not to harm one another while encouraging each other to do the same.

We as Jedi find our SELFLESS PATH

(Master) Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:21 AM
We dont tell you where to find or even seek it out orOOOOORRRR that "THOU SHALT NOT THINK ABOUT THINE self "

That's not what we do here.

We say and we use the term Wary.

Can we be wary of the things we do?

I know its a old word

But its a goody

Its the eels hips

It happens in the process of the ebb and flow of things

Finding our Selfless paths are like side quests that we don't intentionally start but get to as soon as we realize what IT is

But to be on a selfless journey, to have a focus like that attracts our own ego not to mention others.

The very idea of a "selfless" path takes some time to understand. You can get there but also understand that there is the need to let go as well.

How do you focus on something that tells you to not focus on it????

Doesn't that just bring attention to it??? So do you see the dilemma that can come from a Jedi and their very own ego?

I want to encourage Jedi every to be a PART of the Force and LET IT BIND

I can bind things all day as a HUMAN and make connections or some type of relationship with a mere WHIM

This is one way humans work

Its natural

We as humans attach time and efforts to smells, think about that.

So how do we get feel or a focus bead on this whole thing of being Jedi and NOT being some type of Narcissist or some boastful or haughty thing?

Hubris

Learn everything you can about Hubris

Start there.

HUBRIS

EXCESS

Who knows what is excess for you and your own path?


What happens when confidence creates a over ambitious or a dangerous combination of over confidence and pride?


Jedi?

There are EPICS with this very subject on focus and it's importance.

We have a pretty good example

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A lasting one too.

Be forewarned.

A Jedi Does not boast about their accomplishments ...

...find a different way...

.....if the way you are on does not work.....

Take what's for you and grow.

Humility: To accept the ego for what it is.

A Jedi does not boast of their accomplishments and knows that their accomplishment is its own reward.

Everyone's Hubris is different.

Find out your own and define it.

Remember that doing things has their own rewards.

Character begets character. Principal begats principal.

There IS a peace about the seek.

JUST knowing that we are "IN IT" some days is enough for me.

It DOES makes me smile to know that you are in "IT " too along with.

It does me good to know you are Jedi.

It really does every week.

Knowing we are yoked under a banner like Jedi can have its ZEAL.

Trust me- it does


Jedi are amazing and have the most potential to also become too full of themselves.

Know it happens.

Remember Zeal does not take sides - it's presence brings strength too.

One more time.

Humility: To accept the ego for what it is.

A Jedi does not boast of their accomplishments and knows that their accomplishment is its own reward.

Understand who we are Jedi- we are Human first

This means we can very much "fly too high or too low"

Find your balance Jedi

Cultivate it

I leave you today with this from a MOVIE

Mace Windu : The boy has exceptional skills.

Obi-Wan : But he still has much to learn, Master. His abilities have made him... well arrogant.

Yoda : Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.

We master things well enough and as humans we can be a bit- to much. You can have a balance.

We can all

Thank you for the time and space today - May the Force be with y'all!

I am available for what ails ya!

Any questions?

Pastor Carlos

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
pastor@templeofthejediorder.org
Build, not tear down.
Nosce te ipsum / Cerca trova
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