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9 months 3 weeks ago #373201 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good morning! Jedi everywhere (edited)

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.

Good morning Jedi and Temple of the Jedi Order

What a busy week that has passed and what a week we will have this week

I will not lie, last week was full

I am talking full, full like every day something

life will find a way to get your attention

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.


A Jedi does not force their values upon others (edited)

What does that mean to you?

There are so many times ZEAL can get us fluffed up

Zeal is a strong and potent flow we have.

There is a great energy or pursuit involved when we discover and find things out on our own. There is a level of validation that's so very nice when it is found its almost peaceful.

Discovery is awesome.

Development, human development is so sweet.

We as humans, if we are giving attention can track it via journal or log.

Something happens when we learn as humans - we get excited or enthusiastic or even just flat out happy

To be called Zealous is a much larger thing than just being called a fan. Zeal has more than just one emotion attached to it

To be a zealot can be a dangerous thing.

Blind anything can be manipulated.

ZEAL CAN BE MANIPULATED easily

So ... what does that have to do with anything?

Our Zeal is a driving force.

There is no two ways about it.

Novice Bru-He WiEph —
Morning all, may the Force be with us all today

If some one ignited their own "fire" inside their MIND BODY and SPIRIT - humans are three parts-

Zeal is most likely what's running the show

Where your heart mind and spirit are, that is where your really at and that's where your focus lies. (edited)

Our morality is our set of rules (edited)

What we truly act like

What's inside inside

We are given a reminder as Jedi

Contradicting beliefs can get ya in trouble.

crimes and conflict

There was a meeting of great preachers teachers and priest pastors the whole nine yards...

The Dalai Lama spoke up and said it is a privilege to join you all as we are all on the same path.

There was a priest who spoke up and said something to the tune of we are not the same and left.

Our interpretation and intent can be seen by our actions and choices sometime.

by our words most time (edited)


most people will not agree on the definition or the use of morality (edited)

why is that do you think?

What keeps everyone so separated so much?

Anakin had the same problem in the beginning of his Jedi training

Can morals grow? Can morals be shared and changed? (edited)

Subjectivity can get ya.

Thinking you are the only one, will get you.

How do humans force their values on one another?


How does a Jedi force their beliefs on others ... (edited)

because it happens every day

This week, just a reminder that subjectivity can become too ...SOLO


I know when I learn something new, It feels like I am on fire.

like Katniss Everdeen in a fake fire dress.

My own Zeal says..."Why doesn't everyone else know this?"


Look at this new thing I got (edited)

Anakin states a few time about others ... should be made to..

" People dont always agree.... then they should be made to .."

Is that the Jedi way?

??

Should others be MADE to do things even if they are what we think is right? (edited)

Where did the Jedi get THAT ?

Guest Logan_Laser Castle — Today at 6:23 AM
Free Choice?

It's human

ahhhhh!!!

free choice

Free will

*Enters "free will" into the scene

The human potential is amazing (edited)

In it, If it is in the realm of human possibility, it can be done.

Every area of scope in life could very much rise to the occasion and become something new or we could ravage everything to oblivion (edited)

That is a huge scale of potential some days


So, this week I would like to remind those Jedi who choose to ...

Know which contradictions are common.

Take a step ...back


One of the most powerful things I have found in my own path is the abilities and secrets of stepping back.

Letting go of the responsibility I think I have and adding others in a way that isnt Zealous

How do I care, without lord-ing or force-ing others?

How do I have morals and standards and not a Jedi Jerk...

There are Jedi jerks out there friends and I have to admit- I can be that at times as well.

If we are human, then there are human obstacles as well.

Morality and our own morality can be a very vast or as precise as we like.

As in life, our level of involvement can be up to us every day.

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 dangerous because it can so easily be... shaded or mis-shared or even just flat out lied to.

Check what you hold dear and close.

Check your own morals and see if they line up to what you choose.

Check your own Doctrine and Philosophy

Do you preach it?

Are we the only ones who have some form of good news?

Is there only one group of humans who have one basic truth, nope.

Our interpretations can yield intention.

Be wary of your intentions Jedi

Thats .. the bread and butter

Did you wake up today to just let some one know they are wrong?

It does happen even to this guy

I get haughty or even Zealous

Oh, Jedi- my Zeal gets full

I can very easily get full of myself quick.

...and stay there

We can be a part of the Force

not a part of OUR Force

Our Force stinks

lol

When we Force our beliefs on others, it isnt the Force we know that binds everything - its us.

Just so you know

So whos in charge today ?

Who's in charge of the Ebb and the Flow of the Force ?

NOT IT!

not me friend and Jedi

and I try to remind myself of this as well

A Jedi does not force their values on others ...

intentions can reveal much to a Jedi- If you like, ask, why do I do that? (edited)

Today is our own morals and our own Sides we pick. Are we full of potential energy and wavering faithfulness.

Does it build up inside and bleed out?

Thats most likely zeal.

We get it in the beginning in volumes we can't understand.

The more time we take with "us," the more we can create something new.


Be careful


Where your heart - treasures- or mind is

That's your focus

That may not be other people's focus, certainly not at this time, in their path as well.

Ever think that the things we find out are so wonderful and valid that everyone must know?

I have to tell every one

I will scream it from the mountain to

that's zeal

it needs time

develop it

grow it

there are dangers to it and to belief (edited)

There ARE dangers to believing and believing blindly

When we first begin life- there can be an elementary level or a beginner level of ideas out there

Paying attention to our own morality and how we use it can be one of those "cheats" in life to keep growing and developing

Blindly , anything can lead to danger and discord

Especially our own Zeal and Morality

Take some time to line up

Take some time to read over your own doctrine

Ours remind us we can get to big fro our own bubbles

we can crush others by thinking we are helping

we can shine a light far too bright no one will ever see anything

There can be so much, and things can taste so good- you lose the flavor

You can speak too loud and no one will hear you

You can act all alone and no one will care

What then ?

When all our efforts seem to be null and void ....

Return

check yourself

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 favour of the peace of objectivity. A Jedi does not force their values upon others.



It is my hope that this time can help develop your Jedi in ways you can let go

What we think " Jedi " is can get in the way, it does me often, so I want to encourage others who are on the same path, return to your doctrine. Return to your philosophy. Let others do the same, grant them the liberty which you have been given. See if that does not change the Ebb and Flow of things (edited)

May the Force be with y'all

Pastor Carlos

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9 months 2 weeks ago #373366 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Conflict: To know when to fight.

A Jedi knows the conflicting nature of the Force but they also know its peace and serenity. A Jedi never blindly enters conflict and always does so for the greater good.

Good morning, Jedi everywhere.

May the Force be with you from wherever you hail today.

Today's little Monday reminder is this one. Conflict

Life is full of conflict.

Conflict can be a part of things and a part of understanding.

But to know when ...WHEN

WHEN do we act or defend or fight?

Which fight do we fight?

What causes do we defend?

The word BLINDLY comes up again.

Blind anything can be dangerous.

but blind conflict can make a mess.

anything we fight or fill full of ZEAL can be potentially dangerous, but blindly, anything is dangerous.


Driving a car isnt as dangerous as the potential as doing it without seeing.

So to can be said with life.
[6:02 AM]
Anything blindly can be easily manipulated or swayed.

So as warriors and Knights and Jedi - what DO WE FIGHT? (edited)

There is a focus called the greater good

I would liek to remind Jedi of the greater good

What qualified as the greater good? (edited)

Each of us can define the greater good.

The answer may have a "sway" in it but for the most part, that which is best for others is the general consensus. (edited)

One of the things that we ALL understand is the selfless path.

When we become concerned with the need of others than ones own is considered NOT SELFISH

but that a think line as well


We can become to haughty or too fixated.

So, the reminder is that in all this, in everything we do, we are people.

There are 8 billion BILLION others on our planet today.

There will be conflict.

That is human nature and if you have a bunch of humans around you will have human problems every time.

Conflict is human.

Do you honestly think all these people will sync?

Truth is we all do eventually "sync" and at several times in our own paths.

But in this process- conflict also happens

If you ask a Jedi what the Force is, you will never get a cookie cutter answer..

You will not get the same answer ever. They will all mirror or reflect many and even may have parts similar to that of someone else description...but it is what we are describing inside on the outside.

When we describe the Force, it will differ from other descriptions and uses and availability.

Even our descriptions of the same thing differ.

So why the conflict?

Conflict comes with understanding as well, call it the school of hard knocks but you WILL find or figure out a few things when conflict arises as well.

Life is conflicting and, in the Force, - all can dwell with it. (edited)

All do

The Force binds every living thing

But it rarely ask for credit, cited, quoted or even given a a by line in our reflection's.

The conflict can come when we want credit

In life there is peace and serenity

we can have a active balance of harmony Jedi

We can have a active balance of anything (edited)

This week I do hope it is the ability to understand conflict is a part of things (edited)

Life can seem conflicting.

But I do hope we have a selfless path or at minimum a idea of what the greater good can be.

We can get stuck on things.

I know I can (edited)

So the ideas today Jedi is to un - lodge yourself.

Conflict can get ya stuck.

Remember Jedi- it can be up to us to make decisions on what to adjust and which relationship need our time and efforts today.

Reflect

Talk to yourself and answer the questions you have for you, inside.

Where's the conflict and why is that?

Conflict can take your attention in a matter of seconds, micro seconds and make you froget everything...

EVERYTHING

The presence of conflict takes getting used to as well

What in our paths cause conflict?

Give ideas like this time

See what you find.

Know when to fight

Know when conflict is heathy and when its not

There are some battles. fights, conflicts that arise and...

some...

are worth the tiem and effort

some will not be

It is my hope that as we grow and share together like this, we continue to keep the focus of Jedi (edited)

There IS a greater good and a selfless path we all find ourself on with each other.

Some days it matters not where the credit or who started things goes.

Some days it matters not who said it or who gets credit.

It is nice to be cited properly

It is good to cite properly

Blind anything is easily manipulated

Blind conflict is one of those things


know what you stand for and defend and fight for
There will be conflict (edited)

opposition happens.

No one is picking on you

Life has a way of reminding us of conflict (edited)

That's all

As Jedi, we can understand that conflict is natural.

Conflict: To know when to fight.

A Jedi knows the conflicting nature of the Force, but they also know its peace and serenity. A Jedi never blindly enters conflict and always does so for the greater good.

May the Force be with y'all this week in everything y'all do?

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
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9 months 1 week ago - 9 months 1 week ago #373507 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good day and good start of the week Jedi everywhere.

May the Force be with y'all no matter the place you are today or later!

May there be an extra blessing in the seeking of the Force for you.

Today's meditation is the Maxim of Intervention.

Intervention

"To know when *not* to act"

I will share this with this circle of friends... There came a time in my own Jedi path when I realized, the selfless is a way to help others stand on their own two feet.

There is a secret to removing us from the equation.


There is an Eastern idea that has been around for dynasties. (edited)

Dynasties


This is where the Sinology comes from

The act of non-action or inaction

Sinologist Jean François Billeter describes Wu-Wei as a "state of perfect knowledge of the reality of the situation...", perfect.

How do Jedi do this? Is there a balance- a healthy balance that can be had?


Philosopher Alan Watts believed that Wu Wei can best be described as "not-forcing." Watts also understood Wu Wei as “the art of getting out of one’s own way” and offered the following illustration: “The river is not pushed from behind, nor is it pulled from ahead. It falls with gravity.”

Now, I was not, I repeat, I was not brought up to think this way. (edited)

Later in life, I did, find this idea.

The application of getting out of one's way was foreign to me.

The application of ridding the situation of me was exactly the opposite of how I had been taught and Wu-Wei was the furthest from how the streets and my own circles raised me.

I still take time today to understand when things are needed and when things are not in need of me.

Every day is different.

The present matters and what and how we act at this present moment is what lives in the minds and the hearts of each of us when we part.

I will share this.

There are times others do not need a Pastor present.

There are times others do not need words. (edited)

Some days being present is a gift.

The more time you spend in the present, the less you may be worried about "what if" and the more time you can notice the ebb and the flow of things.

Most times I think the sky is falling on me or there is some sinister plot out to get me

One of the reliefs, or the combats to this is "Wu Wei" or

"The art of letting go".

It is said in many circles, "the tighter we hold to things, the less we have".

Who holds the requirements for each Jedi? (edited)

Who or what "LORDS" over Jedi?

No one

The word and idea "Lords" is a good one for Jedi to keep in their minds.

Who gives us our charge?

We know.... that these things can have a great impact on anyone.

It is part of the human potential we all share equally. (edited)

and if it binds, I am inclined to say it is a part of the Force.

What binds us is part of the Force

It is the Force


When we figure it out for ourselves - we validate it. No one will ever take that away from us.

Where you seek it is more likely where you will find it

The old phrase still stands today.

"Seek and you will find."

* More likely it may not be the thing you directly seek but you will find something if you look.

I promise you, if when you make the effort- something will meet you wherever you cultivate and take the time for it.

Every time

So, when we are reminded that we know when to and when not to get involved ....

This comes from wisdom. The school of hard knocks or just messing things up

trying and failing

learning

practicing

Your gunna muddle thing in the beginning

that's ok too

That's part of the experience of life.

When does anyone master anything the first try? Human beings?

Thats definitely not the way we work as humans.

The art or effort of removing oneself can take practice and even a mentor or two.

We are reminded that when we take a victory or the credit for things in life - we may take it from others.

Humans have a keenness to one and only one path of thought. It takes practice to break this single-minded practice. It takes much more effort to rid yourself of your own path.

Can we as Jedi, let others win without us? We can let them lose without us on a dime. We can take credit almost immediately but lay blame just as fast.

Can the world win without us, yes.

It does

everyday

We hold nothing new or special as Jedi.

but we do remind one another and mainly ourselves that these are the things we hope and strive for.

It is my hope, we as Jedi know our place in our own paths.

"I am a Jedi - I have all the answers to everything" or "I'm a jedi minister, my word is law..." that is not how we do things here.

"Join me and I will complete your training" (edited)

Can you believe I have been told this very statement at least 3 times in my Jedi life.

People really say that.

Made me wanna scream "Super- villain"

Just point

JokingJedi

Member Tx_druid — Today at 6:37 AM
Sounds like sith talk


lol

but see, in jest- we have the tools to recognize (edited)

*I am an old fighter and I do have meaty hands so please forgive the typos and misspellings initially, these are always LIVE

Intervention: To know when not to act.

"A Jedi knows how inaction can have as great an impact as action and how some of the greatest lessons are self-taught. To be a victor is also taking that victory from those you protect. A Jedi intervenes only when a Jedi's intervention is required."


It is the bind of the Force that we can recognize and even the ebb and flow of things.

Realize Jedi - there is no great conspiracy- no one's after you. No Force is trying to keep you. No one lords over a Jedi. Is that true? What Lords over you? (edited)

Who tells a Jedi when to intervene and when not to? That's up to you

So it is my hope that this Monday, we are remined of a few things.

With or without the Jedi, this world will go on.

I choose to be Jedi.

I remind myself often of my commitments and choices.

It takes actual application to find actual understanding.


...to see what's actually going on.

We are the ones who "wield" the Saber. We are where our own honor lies.

Who requires anything from you Jedi ...something to think about this week?

Question comments concerns ...? Party invitations?

I will be here on Discord all day as is the custom. Feel free to hit me up today or any day here.

May the Force be with y'all
Pastor Carlos

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8 months 3 weeks ago #373707 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Today we will chat on the subject of time management.

As Pastor of the Jedi, I have the privilege of working hand in hand with Jedi. One of the themes I see frequently is " I just don't have the time for it." It being anything to do with Jedi or another NEW thing.

Today let us take some time for...

Time

Time management is a very key element to a Jedi.

Good morning, everyone, wherever you may be. 

Today's subject for meditation can be as easy or as pesky as time.

Time management

No one can manage time itself as time is a human construct,

but, what we CAN manage is the events and the relationship we have with time.

We only get 24 hours

1140 minutes 

86,400 seconds

A day

How we use time can depend on our own skills learned, self-analysis, planning, evaluation, and self-control.

So, why does it seem like we always have need of more blanket or more spoons than we are currently holding?

I give you 6 ideas that can help anyone and any Jedi

Now - a - days, you will find many people selling this or that and if you look hard enough on the internet, you will find every self-help idea and website and even a few how to manage my time better "lectures and classes."

Time management aid, in my own opinion, should be free to one another.

So, here's about a thousand dollars' worth of advice... for freeeeeeeee

What is your actual plan?

What and how does your day actually go?

Most of us can just write our schedules down somewhere.

What are your actual habits and practices??? What does your present time schedule look like?


One key to helping manage time better is identifying the reality of our time. Where does it actually go? 


How do we actually use it?

When we begin- identify what is present and what type of schedule you actually have.

Just identify.

I have to be here - I have to make this- I must do this and that ... just a list no feelings or emotions just identification.

Now that you can do this, find where your time is idle.

Where are the moments you find yourself IDLE ?

Where are the moments your mental engine or time goes idle?

Idle

not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing. 2. not filled with activity: idle hours. 3. not in use or operation: idle machinery. 4. habitually doing nothing or avoiding work; lazy. 5. of no real worth, importance, or purpose: idle talk.

This idea is to find where your time is slipping away from you... find the holes in your bucket.

Find the idle time and then give yourself 18 minutes a day to do something "chosen" at any chosen time of your choosing. Get up earlier or take a few more moments at night before you go to bed. If you can not do that, chunk it in the day or around it, wherever it can fit, but make the attempt to have the time to do something intentional for 18 minutes a day. Give that time to something. 

Trade

18 minutes a day for a year will make you more proficient at anything you choose to pay attention to for that amount of time. 

Even if its 18 minutes of nothing.

Wake earlier or trade chaos for calm.



Rest is best.

Let me tell you Jedi,

rest is what most of the time we need, not sleep.

The quality of sleep matters Jedi,

it does.

We know.

" Rest involves your whole being, not just your body. With complete and regular rest, you will restore your health, enhance your performance and achieve an amazing sense of wellness."

The best way to establish rest is to ....

START A ROUTINE

Modern psychology states it is essential for structure and habits to be reviewed and made for better understanding.

It is good to make schedules.

We can make too many or not enough some days.

So, a balance to what we do, can always be had.

Even time management.

The quality of our sleep can be the direct result of the quality of our day.

It really can be that close.

I know it is for this Jedi.

We as humans function better when we are rested.

As you review and reflect on your day, map where you rest as well ....

Some of us don't take a break, ever.

I know I had to un lean a few things and being tired was as some badge of merit we think we need.

"Look at these bag or this evidence of how much I care."

If we work hard, we play hard.

We also need to rest hard.

Now, this next one is called "phone a friend"

Outsourcing can be a AID or a crutch depending on how it is used.

What can be done by someone else??

There is a certain "pride" that comes with this

Its the type of pride that comes before the proverbial "fall "

The big letdown is when we think we can not do it all.

We can not do it all.

No one person will ever DO IT ALL friends and Jedi.

That idea is for the birds. 

As we live and as we learn and grow, we can find that we do take a few things on that other people can do or that can be done without our DIRECT contact.

" Things happen without our consent often."

To think the world revolves around little old us, is silly.

It is very egotistical.

Yet, this is how we are at moments with our own time.

Let a few things go, from your list ...

Give them to other people or just ... rearrange them in order of importance and significance.

You and only you will know where things are significant or not.

Give things different value.

Triage your time.

This is where we get our next recommendation ...

Two birds

Place things that can be done- together

Put things of identical ideas or efforts together.

Kill two birds with one stone,

or stone two birds with the same rock

Sync


Think but make a few things sync for time's sake.

This takes some practice and actual trying in real life.

So, here is the road where I tell you this one,you must fail a few times for sure. You may even be late a few times till you find your stride.

You will have to find out what DOES NOT work in this time frame to understand what will.

Mix and match.

but find a combination that can AID your time management.

Lastly - let go of everything else.

It is most likely not as important as you though if its not at the front of the line of things you need to do.

Let those things fade.

Cut out or leave what is not important at the moment for another time.

Reschedule that particular idea or ideas but stay focused on the task at hand.

1- Map out your time- reflect on time management and your own time- your actual schedule and time 

2 -Identify the idle - find where time slips away needlessly 

3 -Rest is best - find or create rest - know the difference 

4-Outsource - You are never alone 

5- Two birds- only one stone ... Do things together if you can or group time for better use.

6 -Keep what you need - know what you need and what you can carry- let everything else go.

What say you Jedi?
Please Please Please If you ever think you need one, take a time management class or view a time management lecture. Ask those who you think have this specific type of skill how they got it. This is how it works. There is never a definitive answer for anything we do here. The Temple of the Jedi Order will never state " Thou shalt do this or else..." Thats not the gig. The idea is to create a type of flow that asks and aids each of us to edify and help develop what it is to be a Jedi and human in the ordinary world. 

May the Force be with y'all Pastor Carlos

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8 months 2 weeks ago #373769 by Carlos.Martinez3
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What do we RETURN to? As Jedi? This Monday I offer this meditation of Spirituality. What is spirituality as a Jedi? What does it look like? How can it help?

It is said "Spirituality is a personal experience that creates a system of personal beliefs when searching for the meaning of life. "

Here we go Jedi.

Thank y'all for showing up and for reading and taking time for this today.

May the Force be with you?

Good morning, Jedi everywhere.

Today is Monday and I hope this week is ready and waiting for you?

Today we get to chat about spirituality.

As Jedi and as a Jedi Minister- I find myself in a odd place


Each individual thinks spirituality is different for them.

There are a few different types, and it is my hope that as we share this time, they can help you realize how and why we do what it is we do as Jedi and as HUMANS

For those who may not know, there is a Mystical Spirituality out there (edited)

This is often the belief that everything can be joined or unified under something greater.

In humanity, we also have a Authoritive type spirituality.

This one comes from our choice beliefs in religion and organizations.

An Intellectual spirituality is the type of spirituality that has to deal with what you know or what is considered knowledge.

Then we have a Service spirituality which can be a spiritual path of serving your fellow human


Then we can have a social spirituality.

Being a part of these groups and more than one, can be a way to experience this.

Now, I am no mental doctor nor am I a psychiatrist.

I am human and a Pastor of the Temple of the Jedi Order

I chat and talk and share with other Jedi.

One of our returns can be our own spirituality.

But what is it or how do we practice and identify it?

Where do we find it?

As a Pastor of the Jedi - you all ---Y'ALL have so many different ways about y'all

Some of you all are very MYSTIC.

Some of you are very Authoritive in your spirituality.

Most Jedi are very intellectual when it comes to their own spirituality.

Many people and Jedi serve one another.

Many are very social in their spiritualism.

It's the experience for some to be a part.

I would hope that today we have a bit more understanding of our own path.

I would hope that we can understand our own self.

Take the time this week to figure out if you do not know already how... or what type of spirituality you practice or what is the mix of it?


When it comes to your own spirituality are you Mystical - Authoritarian - Intellectual -Service -Social-? What is your mix?

Where do you find your system of personal beliefs and your meaning of life?

Here are a few ways to "stir the pot" or turn on the "seek" light and begin understanding and experiencing things for yourself.

Find it - knowledge.

Reflect

Find out.

Validate

Seek thee out what you are looking for.

Know what you're looking for.

Study

read

In our seek or in our study, we can find out many things.

In the complexity of choice, we can find too much.

So, if you know more or less a general idea of what you seek, it can help.

Pick a path or a few but not all of them.

Make devotion your choice.

Choose your beginnings or pick a point to begin.

Meditate

Think

DO IT

The idea is calmness when meditation is used.


Pick a path of service if you like.

Expect nothing in return. Thats where things turn different. 
Thats usually the secret

Not finally but please understand that in the end - this takes energy and understanding.

Returning to our own spirituality takes much effort. Take breaks and let a few things go when you do. 

It helps to be able to identify a few things in our own paths, OUR OWN TYPE OF SPIRITUALITY is key to knowing how we function (edited)

There is never a definitive answer and please know that if you ever need a mental health professional, seek one out. I have taken therapy and I am better for it.

Our own spirituality can aid us in our own finding of our own wellbeing.

It can connect you to yourself - the present moment and to that which is sacred to us.

IF- that's your goal or one of your own focus's ... then I encourage you to take some time for your own spirituality as you would anything else

It is worth it.


Know that like any hero, we can be complex and a mix of many ideas present. What are they Jedi?

Where does your spirituality come from? Do you know? Well now, you can.

I hope you spend much more time with yourself this week.

Only you know your limits and what you are and how you are.

It is my hope that we remind each other of our own choices and our own focus's.

You as a human, are a few parts, work on them all and give them the time they could use.

May the Force be with you all, wherever you may be today.
Pastor Carlos 

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
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8 months 1 week ago #373836 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good morning Temple of the Jedi Order and good day to you Jedi everywhere.

I would like to teach the world the purpose for a metaphor.

A metaphor is said to "persuade far better than literal language."

A metaphor is a way to describe something that is NOT literal.

Metaphor ready....

"Let the past die, kill it if you have to" -Kylo Ren

These statements are meant to bring feeling and emotions to light.

In cinema, it is color, intention, and mood that set tones for scenes.

A metaphor is we are like Luke.
We are like Kylo.
We are like Vader.
We are never these characters


Just a comparison

but what are we comparing?

The fact that Luke and Kylo and Vader and Obie are human, are one of the things we can obviously see we all share.

We compare the human potential to life.

As humans, we all go through human development.

We all feel the same things in one way shape or form.

Here is what I mean.

Luke felt lost.

Luke, he had no direction.

It was not until his ENTIRE timeline caught up with him that he had time to realize what was going on, even when he was in charge of the Temple he created.

We get confused at times - just like a typical human.

Metaphors can communicate feelings.

Some mornings I just don't know.

I am human (edited)

How we feel can be described.

Most times we use a metaphor (edited)


Metaphors can convey complex ideas in a few words.

I have cold feet (edited)

I don't have cold feet

I am scared to the point of non-action

Metaphors can help us or... keep us in an odd or confused state (edited)

a sustained or extended metaphor can span over several sentences or phrases.

Example: He said, "I hit like a brick house. Each hit was like a bag of bricks tossed in my direction. The wake of chaos was like rubble in a storm". 


I don't have bricks or a storm present, It is "LIKE " but it is not

Implied metaphors are more subtle.

I am like a cupcake so you would say I am cute and fluffy (edited)

It's implied

Dead metaphors are those that are TOO familiar -almost cliche.
red tape
tie up loose ends

There are mixed metaphors as well.

I am going to click and paste this one ...

" A “mixed” metaphor combines elements of multiple metaphors into a single unit, often with awkward or hilarious results"

Catachresis is the formal term for mixed metaphors, and some writers use them intentionally to create confusion, impart a sense of the absurd, or express a powerful or inexpressible emotion."


"to take arms against a sea of troubles"

Metaphors can create communication that wasn't there originally or open doors to understanding.

Metaphors show off your genius. Or at least, Aristotle says so (and who are we to argue?) in his Poetics: “But the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilar.”

set your mood

If we as Jedi and humans can understand anything... I do hope it's a metaphor and its purpose.

There are MANY in-between ideas that LINK and us to the original world.

This week, watch how you use metaphor.

There are different ways to do it.

and there are different results in using them (edited)

Too many, well are too many.

Too much is too much; of anything (edited)

We as Jedi can have a balance.

too many and you lose the focus

Too many metaphors and you can honestly forget what you're talking about

Don't get lost and don't get confused

Use your tools to your benefit

We as Jedi can understand metaphors better through practice.

There are online classes you can take and even literature lessons in this very thing.

I recommend you always start at the beginning so that's usually level one.

To understand a metaphor better- frequent them.

study them

use them (edited)

but do know you can OVER use them too

There are good ones and dead ones

There are even multiple mixes of them

We are never Luke but Luke "like"

In this, we have the potential Luke had (edited)

not the same choices but the potential

Using metaphors helps aid in understanding

it's never literal

ever

Luke is a symbol or a picture we can use.

but don't get lost in his beard because you can most certainly can. I know Jedi who get lost in things like canon and colors.

That's rarely the point.

The points or meaning of a metaphor is understanding.

Can you understand a concept better if we use things similarly represented?

Because if you can't, Star Wars is going to be a tough one to get through...

You could very well get lost at the canon and colors ...

It is my hope that this Monday we see the canon and the colors and begin a bigger understanding or the purpose of metaphors (edited)

I will be open today, all day, as is the Monday morning custom. 

Metaphor: Open for business

Pastor Carlos 

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7 months 4 weeks ago #373943 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Spiritual soreness                                                           

Compassion Fatigue

Good time Zone Jedi everywhere

Happy and safe Monday everyone

Let us begin.



"Help yourself so, in turn, you can help others."

Good day Jedi everywhere (edited)

Today's subject is "The burn inside."

... or the soreness of giving a hoot.

Compassion Fatigue is real.

As Pastor, I want to encourage every member and Jedi to take the time to do a study on this very thing.

As Jedi, it is my hope we come to understanding together some days.


One of those understandings is that what we do- is caring.

We CARE about things.

As Jedi we care

We care about us, ourselves, we care about others and those around us. We even state often that we are a part, or the goal is to become a part of the whole.

In study and in identification we can notice that we care.

With caring comes time and effort.

Spending time caring for others or AID- ing one another is not easy, nor is it a walk in the park. (edited)

It will happen

It will happen that you as a Jedi and as a HUMAN being will begin to care about things.

Our Zeal is amazing.

The human "Zeal" will run like a well-oiled machine if you let it.

Once you have a humans attention, it's hard to shake it.

As humans we can attach ourselves to things

One of the more common sayings in our Jedi circles is this ..."Be wary of attachments"

Our zeal and drive can be what leads us some days

Jedi, be wary of where your fires and zeal and passions take you.

In the spirit of care and share we can run out of juice or gas or our zeal gets spent

Some days we are so spiritually sore or just too full of care to care anymore.

I often meditate on the silly commercial back in the day that said " If I share with you.... I'll have to share with everyone..." when only those two people are present. 

Sometimes we are full of care, or our zeal is strong and resolve is unmatched.

Some days we try to go out of our own home or stat our day without ANY gas whatsoever in our mind hearts and spirit tanks.


So, what to do when your GIVE is busted, or you burn out from caring so much????

Because it happens.

What do you do?

What do you do when your sore from caring inside?

If I may, watch the signs.

Reflect on your Physical symptoms of caring too much.

There will be evidence your caring too much

Usually things - other things will be left undone.

Physically, can it be? (edited)

Review the TOLL it is taking on your being

Psychologicaly...

What's the price for caring and is it becoming mentally expensive?

Some, I will use the word some...

Some moments do take more than others and some people do take more energy than others

This is the truth - Please be aware

Some ideas and some people take much more effort or understanding or zeal than we sometimes have

Physical: unusual sleeping patterns, weakness or tiredness, lack of energy, frequently falling ill, and changing eating habits.

Psychological and emotional: feeling sad, empty, lonely, numb, agitated, despair, stuck, or a loss of control.

Behavioral: withdrawal, lack of connection/avoiding connection, rejecting others, or feeling rejected.


There will always - ALWAYS be evidence of too much.

Even if we don't agree - there will be evidence.

So, in the seek and in the search of things, we can find that as we care, it can also be a burden.

It can get to be much.

Be aware.

Jedi are wary of attachments, both material and personal. The obsession over possessions and people creates the fear of losing those possessions and relationships which can cause us to be trapped in a state of depression and loss.

This can include caring.

ESPECIALLY CARING

What we do is give a piece of ourselves or time or effort and attach one another to one another.

Over some time, it can become a burden.

Caring can turn to hate.

Love turns to hate just as quickly as when it is "fallen into" -you can very easily fall out if you are not careful.

This very thing, (when you start paying attention to things in your own path) that can happen. It happens to me. (edited)

"So, Pastor, how do you combat it?"

I am glad you asked.

Knowing your limits helps

Be aware you care.

know the limits on your own zeal and care.

How far will you go to offer AID, Jedi? To the point of exhaustion or when there is nothing left? What use are we if we are exhausted and 
The idea is we can become sore or even... the dreaded SALTY.

We as Jedi can become sore and salty.

Anyone can.

Even in the Star Wars movies Yoda says" Yes, a flaw more and more common among Jedi, too sure of themselves they are."


There can be a moment of "ABSOLUTE" we think we reach.


One of the ways I personally combat the sore or the weight of caring is I know and practice as there are no absolutes, and I am nowhere near it.

Our AID, as Jedi can be given without us.

Knowing our limits, our actual limits help.

I can not be scrolling all day. Nope. Nor can I write letters ALL day. I cannot listen or write emails or letters every waking moment of my life.

For some reason as humans, this is what our zeal does.

It can highlight our focuses.

That's where the "sore" can be found.

Now, I can hit a punching bag all day.

What I cannot do is make cake, food, sell birds, change tires, fix things, read, teach kids to read, love them - guide them and give a hoot all in the same 24 hour span...it seems impossible

yet, every day, we do it

Every day we find ways to manage.

So, my encouragement to you Jedi is this, Find other ways.

Find other ways.

Trade them for new ideas and fresh ones.

Change what you do and how you do it.

Care in more ways.

Show you care in more ways.

We get burned out from repetition.

The act of "doing" or caring can be just as consuming as the act of aiding.

Know this.

plan for it by giving you a day or two where you just... don't

Take a day of rest.

Our cycles of life and nature incorporate days of rest and remembrance.

Do the same.

pick a day you don't care as much or that you can focus on something else.

Pick something to focus on

Be aware of what you are actually doing.

It can be a start.

Watch where your zeal goes and what it makes -YOU.

Where did it come from? And why is it so strong? What's the difference? (edited)

We have such powerful ideas and some burn bright and are not so easily controlled or tamed.

One fire we all share is the care.

or the selfless path

We as Jedi seek the selfless path of things.

When we care and care and care and care... it takes its toll

When we are concerned for one another, it does take our time with it

There can and there is a "tax" to that.

We can get sore from caring.


Please be aware that we as Jedi do much for one another.

You care.

No one asked you to

but we do

There IS a price for that.

On the inside, it can seem like its hurt or something's wrong...

Compassion Fatigue is real.

We can identify it in our own paths.

Are you becoming salty? On the inside?

Sore from caring?

Watch how you are.

Notice

Evaluate

Review

Notice what and how caring is affecting you.

Notice what it does Physically- Psychologically and Behavior wise. Adjust "that" and you won't go wrong.

Notice, it does take its toll.

Notice, you are sore from use.

When we give- we need to remember to replenish.

Or we will give away bad bread or sour milk or the dreaded ... " NOT NOW"

It can happen and it will.

Be aware of the impact's things have on us.

Tis our right and liberty as HUMANS

Some days the evidence says, you're sore! Find out why.

I am available here on Discord as always on Mondays for what you need or wish.

It is my hope these aid in your path.

We care.

There is no two ways about it.

Jedi care.

In that, there are limits.

Knowing your limits as Humans and as Jedi can help with understanding.

I am available today here or on site.

May the Force be with y'all this week.
Pastor Carlos 

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7 months 3 weeks ago #374012 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Top of the morning some say!

There is a old OLD poem I want to share with y'all this morning.

It is called the Psychomachia. If you like and have time, read or re-read it.

Patience is the virtue that fights anger.

There are qualities or ideas to patience we all are familiar with.

Three, to be the teacher today.

There are three qualities to patience we understand.

Patience brings or reveals or gives opportunity to calm (edited)

Perserverance is a byproduct of patience.

Understanding comes with patience.

Now, I am no great teacher, nor am I certified at anything, if anything I am certified to do nothing.

But I will share with you these 3 ideas in patience if you like.

There are more but today ---you get three.

The Calm.

Most of us understand the need for patience.

There is not a huge contrast to not understanding these things.

Its not rocket science ya know.

Patience brings character (edited)

It can reveal it.

Thats why we strive for it.

I can't lie, I am not NOT a patient person.

It "erks" me every time we do something in the Temple, and we start 10 -20 minutes late.

I try my hardest to be as diligent as I have been trained.

15 minutes early or your late is what I have been trained to think and do.

I make a effort to be punctual.

I know life is full.

I get sidetracked almost daily.

The idea is that there CAN be a calm to the time we spend waiting.

What's " winds" the worry clock for me is when I begin to stress over things.

I loose the peace.

So here ya go...

FOCUS

Focus is the art of pruning the irrelevant and pouring the best of your mind into what you are doing.

When we must wait - focus

Why?

Take some time to find out what is present (edited)

When you do that, identify what is, well, what. 

KNOWLEDGE- Knowledge can be acquired by focusing on the task at hand.

Pick a spot to focus on

and... even better, look for what is needed. (edited)

When you decide to ....

FIND THE WISDOM - Wisdom is the sound application of accrued knowledge and experience through patient, good judgment.

Not everything out there is edifying.

Focus

Knowledge

Wisdom

Three easy ways to learn and practice patience as a Jedi.

Today I am in the waiting place.

No joke

I have a significant " Friday " coming up actually.

Our family MUST wait till Friday to move on.

This is the truth in our life.

We will find out or come to days when we must wait.

As Jedi, I want to encourage YOU and others to take some time to use these three ways to harbor and allow patience to fester where it needed.

As I reflect, I was not taught patience on a scale I would like today...

so the seek is on.

If we give time where it is due.... yea yea I know what your saying , wait longer or just wait and worry about other things...

Thats not the idea I want to pass, the Ideas I would love to pass is this...

You have the ability to and the understanding, use it.

The ever-ready scene of what Obi Wan and Qui Gon Jinn did when they were given the time to wait on the world to let them battle the Sith comes to mind (edited)

One sat- one was ready, both lost

Reflection is amazing.


I recommend it as often as you can.


THE WAITING PLACE 

by Dr. Seuss (Excerpt) 

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night

or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

Everyone is just waiting.


What do you do when you wait?

Waiting and... waiting and waiting and.... will create either doubt or harm and separation if left unaccompanied and ignored.

or

it can be created.

Tended

even Kept

This Monday- I hope there is a time you have to wait.

Yea!

I hope you are in your life path, and you are being taught to be patient.

I hope that you are at your wits end and have zero patience left.

Why would you say that Pastor Carlos you ask?

You can't learn it if you don't go through.

There is no cheat.

and that's the crummy and the most real of all.

If patience is there- you will see it (edited)

if it doesn't exist- there will be the void of it.

We know.

this is why we seek it out or rather, IT seeks itself out.

So be in the circle of IT.

Seek patience.

Keep it

share it

grow it

Pay attention to where your focus is

Identify where it goes and why ....

Ask

WHHHHHYYYYYYY?????

Pay attention to your focus.

and ... to what you call knowledge.

What do you call KNOWLEDGE?

Where did you get it from, your knowledge?

Who said it was knowledge?

Is it?

How about what you call wisdom?

Is it?

These three easy and actual Jedi Tenets can help in the waiting place.

Our three tenets are there for use.

I hate waiting.

but our minds can do as we train them to do.

As much as we can learn, there is a point we can UN learn things, this is a key concept to unlearning things.

Patience.

Using the tenets can be as much a part of your practice as you like.

Anything can be as much a part of your path as you like.

It is my hope that as we live, as we toil together and as we try together, we learn from one another.

I hatch eggs- chickens- 21 days, ducks geese 28- 30 days for some.

I have found ways for the in-between time so to speak.

but it's all the same time actually.

It is the worry and fear that takes our attention away from our chosen paths.

To be quite honest, it's the seek or the charge of the "learner" or the burn inside that can be toned or formed into something else besides worry.

This is development at its finest.

To combat worry and fear we have - patience.

Do you know anyone who is the level of patience you know you can have? (edited)

Do you know anyone who is the idea of NOT HAVING PATIENCE?

I give you this...

I have grown to be calm and less " on fire" all the time (edited)

Zeal gets ya hot and bothered and anxious and allows things to happen.

Curbing zeal is like trying to keep light in a jar,

but through reflection- it can be done.

Reflection can FOCUS.


Reflection can help know what's what and what's valuable and what's worth keeping.

So, to end this hour of power lol

We as Jedi, have these three ways to create patience and understanding.

Patience is a virtue.

It helps friends.

It really does.

If you want to help the world out and your own circles of family and friends, be more PAITENT.

Be the one who keeps it

Be the one who shares it

There is a light or glow of aid to patience,

but it does take some practice.

We as Jedi, can practice what we strive for.

Our Tenets can AID in many things.

One chief way and AID is the creation or the result in patience.

PLEASE

Please know that each of our ideas belong to the HUMAN race.

These are HUMAN ideas.

They belong to us.

We as Jedi, can strive to understand who we are and WHAT we are. We as Jedi, live in the ordinary world. Take some time to reflect what part of the journey you're on. We are never ON-SCREEN Jedi. Remember that.

Any questions?
Pastor Carlos

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6 months 3 weeks ago #374257 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good Time Zone Jedi everywhere. This is taken from the live hour on Discord in the Pastors room area. This is the first session at the ranch so without further ado, here we go.
Good time zone Jedi everywhere.

Today we will take time to chit chat and discuss a few things - The Cautionary Tale is one of them.

Here we go

Guest Athena Undomiel — Today at 5:55 AM
James Tiberius Kirk says, " We have to change, otherwise we keep fighting the same fights."

I was just thinking that very thing, the wife beats me to the punch line.

Good day Jedi - wherever you may be.

There is a idea out there in which we tell each other a story and tales and even myth for a few reasons. (edited)

One of these reasons is the ever famous   - WARNING.
Hey, be careful. (edited)

This is the call we send to one another every day.

Ever notice?

When we share, we warn one another of pitfalls, trials - temptations - rewards - dangers (edited)

There is one danger in particular I would like to share.

Today, this morning

Jedi are aware of the future impacts of action and inaction and of the influence of the past, but live in and focus on the Now. We let ourselves flow like water through the events around us. We embrace the ever changing and fluid world, adapting and changing as it does.

The world changes.

The one thing we can rely on is things will change.

The world is changing. The Temple is changing. Jedi are changing.

This idea reminds me of the phrase and joke, "Get on the ball or be left behind. "

The world changes.

People change.

Things grow.

The ideas we share is very easy when you think about it.

We want to grow.

We strive to develop.

If we do not change, we will not be in the NOW.

Change is now- change is present - change happens often.

So, the big question today and this week Jedi is- What "hill" do you fight for?

What do you sacrifice for?

What does your efforts or un efforts bring in your path?

What's the result of being Jedi?

Is Jedi the way to go for you today?

Is it worth your time still?

I will tell you today, there are some ideas and "hills" we think we defend and fight that are old and in the past.

They need an update.

Some of our causes are old.

Some of our defenses are old.

There is a motto in the United States Army they use regularly.

To tell the truth, it's on the drill sergeants' patch, the Army basic training instructors.

The US Army motto is " This we'll defend."

Now, as always, please do take the time to research and find out for your own self what is what.

The motto is " This we'll defend. "

The idea is simple really, this is my hill.

MINE 
and...

I shall defend it.

Call me steward.

As Jedi, we have a Creed and some Maxims and Teachings.

The 3rd reminds us to be present.

In a world that NEVER is the same

It is always changing.
SO as such, it would be wise to understand change.

What is change?

We embrace our EVER changing and fluid world.

What has your defense?

What do you guard as "THIS"

in the idea " This we'll defend"

Who can the "we", be?

How will you defend and who are you defending from?

Life is full.

Life has a way of doing as IT does.

In its time, life happens.

Life does not ask us for our schedule or time or even efforts.

It is my hope that during these moments we spend together, we can start asking the bigger questions.

It is my hope that we get past the more elementary ideas like, am I Jedi and move toward what type of Jedi we want to be and aid in the development of the stages of life. (edited)

In the seek and search or the study and finding out, that's where life is.

In the relationships we have built and adjust, is where life dwells. (edited)

Each relationship takes time and effort.

What we are attached to and how, matters (edited)

It's the " HOW" that gets the brain and soul going in the heart.

What are we sacrificing? (edited)

And for what? (edited)

Is our sacrifice or our idea of sacrifice old?

Has it changed at least ONCE?

Are we still hacking away blindly at whatever comes our way?

Blind anything is dangerous.

[ Insert any picture of Anikin Skywalker in Sith mode mentally.]

This is an idea of love.

Think about it.

THIS he [Vader]  will defend.

Love is a powerful Force in this world.

Let yourself flow -

Find a new way to fight.

Find a new fight.

Let some old fight just be old and die.

I used to think I had to know it all (edited)

Now, not so much

I used to think I could be ready for everything and anything.

We cant.
I can not

I am subject to everything you are.

and as such, as are you.

but let me tell you Jedi, here's the kicker-


The human potential dwells in every one of us equally

We can change as does the world.

We can grow and develop into a number of things (edited)

WARNING Be careful what and where you fight for

Pay attention to where your efforts go (edited)
Think
Take time to think.

Jedi are aware of the future impacts of action and inaction and of the influence of the past but live in and focus on the Now. We let ourselves flow like water through the events around us. We embrace the ever changing and fluid world, adapting and changing as it does.

Are you changing and even better ...
are you developing into anything Jedi?

Have you developed into something old and unmovable? (edited)

Solid and faithful but still stuck? Not fluid?

Change your deliverance, change your moves.

Change your tactics.

Try something else.

Humans grow.

It is a natural path.

Find a flow like water.

Find a new flow or a new way.

Pour water on the ground and see where it goes. Be like that today - tomorrow, do it again and be like that - fresh every day.

Fresh is best.

Jedi teaching number three

Fresh is best!

The warning, stagnation.

Any questions?

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
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6 months 1 week ago #374391 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good morning and May the Force be with y'all wherever y'all may be today.

Today is Monday.

Another week to be ready or to be side set by.

Depends on your own perspective.

I would like to remind every Jedi about our 3 Tenets.

In the dictionary, tenets are a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.

We share TENETS.

These 3 work in a very cool way.

Now, when we identify as Jedi, we can identify as a very different Jedi than that of anyone else.

Each of us can develop our own being.

This is an idea we share as well - human development.

To "light the fuse" of development - use the Tenets

No one will ever be able to tell you where you need attention or where you need to take more time with.

Focus
Knowledge
Wisdom

If you ask me, these 3 ideas can be like paper folding, as basics to our path. 

These TENETS are a great return for Jedi and for any one really.

A return is simply when in need, you actually return and remind yourself where you are and believe and ...why...

When in doubt, return to your OWN doctrine and philosophy.

One of ours is the 3 Tenets.

You can "paper fold" many ideas with these 3.

It's a progression really.

First things first, why, why are we together or meet?

What is your focus as a Jedi and human? As a person?

These are questions I hope we keep and ask our own self.

Where is your focus?

Take the time to find out.

Where does your attention go?

Who or WHAT has it?

This is a very rewarding reflection, but you can get sidetracked.

Focus, go figure, is easily swayed without practice.

Our focus can be on anything.

ANYTHING

It can be automatic.

Did you know we can change our focus?

We can change our focus (s)

We can.

But we kind of need to know what we are looking for.

Our focus is the art of pruning the irrelevant and pouring the best of your mind into what you are doing.

Where does your attention go? Every morning? Every day?

What are YOU as a Jedi trying to do?


When you begin or when you continue to "prune" you, and review some of the internal questions, what you will find is knowledge.

Just the facts

Here is a ditty, what do you do when you realize there are things that need pruning or more time with?

What's what?

We choose which is wisdom and which is not.

This process belongs to humans.

It just so happens; I am a human.

It just so happens, you are human first.

If you like, think of these 3 ideas as braids.

Each one is separated but similar in effect to one another.

You need them all to get where you need to go.

To be quite honest, we all develop in relatively same manner, regardless of geography, availability, gender or social status.

It is this bond we share as Jedi.


Our TENETS can be inspiring or can keep us in a rut.

To get out of ruts, I recommend our tenets.

To become the flow again or plug in, try this.

Get back to the basics.

The funny thing is that the longer I do this, the longer I mentor and Pastor, I find different ways but similar results.

One of the things the Hero's Journey does for me is remind me of my own humanity.

War makes me sad.

Hate makes me sad.

I get it in as equal volumes as you.

I get the same stuff you do.

In my circles of people, we call it the GUTS.

So, I say today- this Monday Jedi to you ...

"What's the guts?"

How is life?

Better yet how is your life?

Do you feel there is a pull or some need or something needs attention in your own path and life?

We don't do things the same as the world does, we are Jedi.

but there is an idea that we can prune, us.

We can organize ourselves.

As Jedi, here is what we are reminded.

"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."


Got things in the way?

Would you like to know, well, what's what?

Would you like to make sense of you own path?

Use these 3.

Put them in your mental bag or mental utility belt.

How ever you must but get these inside your path, the sooner the better

Focus

Knowledge

Wisdom

They exist and we seek them.

3 ways to adjust and figure out - what's up.

So, This Monday I say       what's up Jedi? WHATS THE GUTS?

It is my hope that things like this will be as helpful to you as it IS to me

I use these almost daily.

Any questions comments concerns invitations, cake, parties?

May the Force be with y'all today and this week?
Pastor Carlos 

Pastor of Temple of the Jedi Order
pastor@templeofthejediorder.org
Build, not tear down.
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