Jedi Are in Touch With the Force

by Rosalyn J

“Jedi are in touch with the Force. We are open to spiritual awareness and keep our minds in tune with the beauty of the world. We are forever learning and open our minds to experiences and knowledge of ourselves and others.”

The frankest reply to how have I been in touch with the force is that I haven't been. I have mistaken the tasks related to the work and the Temple as being those selfsame tasks that are required of a Jedi, and if I am to be honest with myself that is why I'm here, empty. Is what I am doing for the Temple really service? Service is about service heartedness, sincere heartedness. It is about a change in mindset. It is about coming to a service act with the person we are assisting in mind. It is about making relationships genuine. I cannot do this if I do not first tend to myself and my own care and connection to the Force.

Practically, I need to set time aside to cultivate a connection with the Force. I won't qualify it right now, but at least some time each day. I think about when I have been most connected to the Force, and all I can think about was when I first joined the Temple and how often I would recite the Creed several times a day, first without a pendant and then with the pendant when I finally got up the funds to buy one. That is a practice I will adopt again starting today.

One thing I have realized in reading this teaching is how one cannot be in tune with the beauty of the world if one is not in touch with the Force. The opposite may in fact happen as it has happened with me. My “world” became ugly in my eyes, from my perspective. The world itself had not changed, but I found myself unable to handle it and becoming more pessimistic, less accepting, less understanding of the world. Less able to provide service because I lacked the faith that my service was needed or could have any impact. For those wondering, it is possible to be apathetic and still be engaged. It simply means I don't serve effectively.

It is also true that if I am not in tune with the with the beauty of the world I cannot learn effectively from others. It's a wonder how we can shield our heart from a cold and ugly world as we perceive it and so shut out our minds to other perspectives and cut ourselves off from other genuine necessary connections and opportunities for learning. Our connection to other beings of the Force strengthens our own level of “in touch” so long as we remember that they are more than the skin they come in, or the personality quirks that irritate us. They are the universe coming to us as whoever or whatever they are. “Luminous beings are we," says Yoda, “not this crude matter.”

May the Force be with you all.

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  1. Twigga

"It is about making relationships genuine. I cannot do this if I do not first tend to myself and my own care and connection to the Force."
- Thank you Rosalyn.

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  1. FTPC

Put it on youtube
no Joke is sounds
like your master

Nice Job

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  1. jpadkins

Thank you Rosslynnn for that amazing reminder. I have been challenged lately with creating connections with other people and the Force itself. I have been closed off and judgemental, even to those who have been trying to help. This solidifies...

Thank you Rosslynnn for that amazing reminder. I have been challenged lately with creating connections with other people and the Force itself. I have been closed off and judgemental, even to those who have been trying to help. This solidifies the message the Universe is trying to give me.

May you always feel the presence of the Force.

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  1. vladucard

I can appreciate this. Sometimes we get so deep into something that we forget exactly what brought us there. It doesn't help when there is chaos around you that you are unable to control. If a breather is needed, one must take it. Go on,...

I can appreciate this. Sometimes we get so deep into something that we forget exactly what brought us there. It doesn't help when there is chaos around you that you are unable to control. If a breather is needed, one must take it. Go on, strengthen yourself. The Force is guiding!

Thank you for these words, they made me think about my own disconnection from the Force at times.

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  1. MerlinSolisStewart

Thanks for the message. Sometimes everything seems really dark and dreary, literally and metaphorically. And one feels absolutely severed from the Force, especially during wintertime when most of life's activities shift indoors and the...

Thanks for the message. Sometimes everything seems really dark and dreary, literally and metaphorically. And one feels absolutely severed from the Force, especially during wintertime when most of life's activities shift indoors and the countryside looks less encouraging. And if the current outlook isn't that promising
However it's all there. All the tools we need. Just need to become aware of the beauty in everything, the colorful flowers that spring from the dirty mud, just a little later. But it takes patience.

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  1. jhannuzs

Thank you Rosalyn, congruence is always like a beautiful song in our hearts

and the more ways to return to the harmony axis, the better

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  1. TopHat

We as Jedi must remain vigilant in our progress to better ourselves. If you are like me having your own paradigm is very important it is what allows you to understand/comprehend what the world means through your eyes. I suggest having what I call...

We as Jedi must remain vigilant in our progress to better ourselves. If you are like me having your own paradigm is very important it is what allows you to understand/comprehend what the world means through your eyes. I suggest having what I call a paradigm shift. This is where you take a moment to step back and realize that there is multiple ways of seeing the situations you face. This is something you must focus on at a conscious level then you will subconsciously develop this. This becomes what is known as character. Which is your most inner self, the core of who you are. I hope this helps from someone who experienced this.

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  1. KalSterner

Thank you for the remarkable insight into prerequisites for being a positive influence to others and youself. One must understand their perspective in order to percieve more clearly

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