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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #352532 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I would NEVER bite a zombie.

Every heart is different. Every Force is different.
Fear is a very real thing - what we fear - May not be. To us - it’s real. To others it may not.

As a Modern day Jedi - we have the ability to choose our vices and our devices to rid us of our vices. (Hope that came out right)

There is a old saying - there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

There are so many ways to do the same thing like there are so many ways to describe the Force. If there are 7.5 BILLION people in the world - bet you me there are 7.5 billion ways to describe the Force. Inherently all are correct. Soooo which do we choose? Who’s advice and who’s qualified to give at that rate?


All we do here is share. I love it. What may work for one may work for a few and so on. Just try. A Temple like this ISNT here to tell others exactly what to do as much as we are saying to try. Try along with us. We have so many different types of Jed in this place, I look forward to the day we can ALL add a huge list of answers NEVER in opposition, but along with.
For every question I wish we had an answer from EVERY version of Jedi present.

Fear is real.

Frequency can often HELP with things we fear.


Some fears are real some are only inside. Which is which? Which can be ignored which can be learned and respected ?
It’s a big idea - the idea we can reflect and think about our selfs and our feelings isn’t just a Jedi but in every one of us. It’s a human thing. HOW we deal with it ... that’s to each of us to choose. I always identified with the Hero’s in the stories and sagas.
Call it a free education.

Feel free to contact me directly here or anywhere else. This place is full of good things to try. We got good people here and great things happening.
May the Force be with you as you continue to seek it.
Pastor Carlos
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #352533 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Each film had someone confronting difficult fears and personal paths. The hidden or the dark parts we don’t talk about. Things we all have to face eventually. It’s a common theme in any Hero’s Journey.
We all share that
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3 years 6 months ago #352555 by Kohadre
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Carlos.Martinez3 wrote: I would NEVER bite a zombie.

Pastor Carlos

Getting way off topic here, I know; however.

You're technically already a zombie at that point, so you might as well...
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3 years 6 months ago #352628 by Loudzoo
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These are excellent responses. The only thing I would add is that we should trust our feelings - but not in a superficial way. If you find yourself over-reacting to something, try not to blame yourself, its a valid sign and your consiousness is trying to communicate something. Deep breathing or mantra chanting are valid interventions to quell the symptoms of anger - but they, alone, are unlikely to address the cause.

If you find your anger is easily triggered and persistent, it often means that there is something underlying, unaddressed, that you have not yet made peace with. This underlying root cause is not the superficial event that triggered your anger. It is much more likely to be something lurking in your past that, like a ghost, is haunting and interfering with your present.

Its easier said than done, but forgiving the people at the root cause of your anger (its almost always people, rather than 'things') is the only real way to move forwards. Often that means forgiving ourselves. If we are honest with ourselves, we often find we are angry with ourselves - and then we get angry about how easily angered we are . . .

Forgiveness is the way to break the cycle!
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I'm replying to this a bit later than everyone else-- but I have struggled with anger too--rage even-- and mostly conquered it. Mostly. I'm pretty good at keeping it under wraps these days and redirecting it into something more productive.

A way to think about anger is that it's all feeling, not thinking. When you're angry, you're completely consumed by it and you're not thinking about much else. Anger is ultimately not terribly useful unless it can draw your attention to a problem that you need to resolve somehow. So when you start to feel anger, a relatively easy habit to get into is to simply acknowledge that you're angry. That starts you thinking and not feeling. I'm not suggesting that you simply ignore your emotions, merely to acknowledge them for what they are.

Recognizing that you're angry is huge, because the next step is asking yourself why you're angry. Is your anger reasonable? Be brutally honest with yourself. If it is, then you can take control of that and make appropriate steps-- but you must be in control, not your anger. If you deal with what's making you angry from a place of reason, you can make much better and more productive decisions and actions that will resolve the reason(s) why you're angry in the first place. I say a place of reason deliberately-- you should probably act calmly, you don't have to feel calm right away, because you probably won't. And that's okay. What matters is what you do with your anger, not that you have it.

And if you're able to recognize that your anger is not reasonable, you have to force yourself to think of a reasonable response to what made you angry. This takes some practice, but by acknowledging that you're angry and why in the first place you've created some headspace to think and not give yourself to just feeling the anger. And in deciding that your anger in that particular situation isn't reasonable, you can still make better decisions about how to address it than you would if you just gave yourself over to being angry-- and there will be much less mess to clean up. Try to talk about how you feel in the moment from that place of reason. Unchecked anger, as you probably already know, can be very destructive to relationships, sometimes to things around you, but most of all to yourself.

By recognizing that you're angry, you can give yourself the space to decide who to react, rather than to just react.

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