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Dear Mushtaq -- thank you for your invitation to join the dialogue. I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to reply to your invitation. I've been busy setting up my ^<a href="http://www.bherringtonlaw.com"^>law firm. I will digest what has been written thus far and add my two cents. I'm quite impressed with what I've read thus far. Take care.
One of the most amazing and powerful thing about joining AWAKEN PEOPLE SOCIETY is that it does not interfer with your beliefs about God. Its not a part on any religion yet, it could be a part of all religions. It does not violate the rights of others, it teaches to live in harmony with nature and allows a plan of the universe to unfold through you by applying the Seven Laws of Nature. These are nature's laws to successful living. These Laws of Nature run and control this universe and our Creator has given us the right and privilege of using these very same laws just for having lived this life as a human being. Life is a gift from God, and what you make of your life is gift back to god. This philosophy of spirituality practicality, encourages you to perform the duties you owe to God, your country, your neighbor, your family, or yourself. You feel inspired to do what you were created to do. I guarantee it! My email is email@example.com. Tell a friend
Thank you very much for your welcoming note - I only joined the Ode web community yesterday, having been a print-subscriber for ten years now. Your search to fine-tune the different flows from within and around us intrigues me. I believe that everything and all is linked and that my inner explorations can resound with the 'outer' world. When we learn to allow and embrace the less obvious or not-so-convenient aspects within ourselves, we will have no need to distance ourselves from what surrounds us. And as we learn to unfold our talents and to express messages stemming from our inner source, they may serve to improve the balance and enrich the diversity of our society. I will gladly join SOAP. Warm regards, Marion (aka joncoyo)
Self Worth What's that?
"Not only were we taught to be victims of people, places, and things, we were taught to be victims of ourselves, of our humanity".
We were taught to take our ego-strength, our self-definition from external manifestations of our being.
Our bodies are not who we are - they are a part of our being in this life-time - but they are not who we Truly are.
Looks deteriorate, talent dissipates, intelligence erodes. If we define ourselves by these external manifestations, then we will be victimized by the power we give them. We will hate ourself for being human and aging.
Looks, talent, intelligence - external manifestations of our being are gifts to be celebrated. They are temporary gifts. They are not our total being. They do not define us or dictate if we have worth.
We were taught to do it backwards.To take our self-defination and self-worth from temporary illusions outside of, or external to our beings.
It does not work. It is dysfunctional.
As was stated earlier, Co-dependence could more accurately be called outer or external dependence. outside influences (people, places, and things; money, property, and prestige) or external manifestations (looks, talent, intelligence) can not address the core issue - they can not fulfill us Spiritually.
They can give us ego-strength but they can not give us self-worth.
True self-worth does not come fromtemporary conditions. True self-worth comes from accessing the eternal Truth within, from remembering the state of Grace that is our True condition.
No one outside of you can define for you what your Truth is.
Nothing outside of you can bring you True fulfillment. You can only be fully filled by accessing the transcendent Truth that already exists within.
This Age of Healing and Joy is a time for each individual to access the Truth within. It is not a time for gurus or cults or channeled entities, or anyone else, to tell you who you are.
Outside agencies, other people, channeled entities, this book - can only remind you of what you already know on some level.
Accessing your own Truth is remembering.
It is following your own path.
It is finding your bliss.
Co-dependence does not work. It is dysfunctional. It is backwards.
IN-dependence is the answer.
Looking outside of ourselves for self-definition or self-worth means that we have to judge people in order to feel good about ourselves. There is no other way to do it when you look outside.
WE were taught to have ego-strength through judgement - better than, pretier than, smarter than, richer than, stronger than, etc., etc.
In a Co-dependence society everyone has to have someone to look down on in order to feel positive about him/herself. This is the root of all bigotry, racism, sexism, and prejudice in the world.
True self-worth does not come from looking down on anyone or anything. True self-worth comes from awakening to our connection to everyone and everything.
The Truth is that we are like snowflacks:Each individual is unique and different and special and we are all made from the same thing. We are all cut from the same cloth. we atre all part of the Eternal ONENESS that is the great spirit.
When We start looking within and celebrating the Truth of who we Truly are, then we can celebrate our uniqueness to varying degrees, as are subcultures within those civilizations.
They just have different flavors of dysfunction, or imbalance. As an example: In much of Asia the individual is discounted for the good of the whole whether they be family or corporation or country.
The individual takes his or her self-definitation from the larger system. This is just as out of balance and dysfunctional as the Western Civilization manifestation of gloyifying the individual to thedetriment of the whole.
It is just as different variety of dysfution.
"The goal of this dance of Recovery is integration and balance. That means celebrating being a tree while also gloying in being a part of the forest. Recovery is a process of becomming conscious of our individual wholeness and our ONENESS with all."
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