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Tao Sacred Mantra
How to Create the Jin Dan
Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha
Tao Sheng Yi
Tian Yi Zhen Shui
Jin Jin Yu Ye
Yan Ru Dan Tian
Shen Qi Jing He Yi
Tian Di Ren He Yi
Jin Dan Lian Chang
Bai Bing Xiao Chu
Yu Fang Bai Bing
Fan Lao Huan Tong
Chang Shou Yong Sheng

©Heaven’s Library, 2006-2012
 
 
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A.J. & Dan
Healing your life and psychological well-being can be as simple as doing a few practical actions that increase your self-esteem. However, you have to expend some energy in order to do so, and yes it can take a little money and a little effort, but everything requires both money and effort. That is a fact that we should have grown used to by now. 

Healing your life can be as simple as getting a haircut, buying some new clothes, taking some nice photos of yourself, and then going out into public to allow others the opportunity to give you the healing compliments that will further solidify your progress. Sure it takes a little effort and confidence to bring yourself out into the public eye, especially if you have been down in low energy, but it will pay off when others acknowledge your efforts. This is part of the process of closing the gap between you and money - wealthy people generally take care of themselves. Your physical appearance is important because this subtly communicates to everyone your deep innermost feelings about yourself. To look rich is to feel rich and to feel rich is to be rich. 

Now many of you may not care about being rich, and you may associate negative emotions towards wealthy people. Don't judge others - it robs you of your self-worth. Ironically I have found that poor people and middle class people are just as likely to judge the wealthy as wealthy people are to judge the less wealthy! Let me offer an interesting and slightly bizarre exchange of events that happened when I was in Asheville, North Carolina recently. I was there spending some time downtown with my cousin who recently moved there. We made our round through a few bars, talked to several people, played some music with a homeless group of troubadours, and spoke Mandarin to a Chinese restaurant owner. It was a good night. I was wearing a nice blazer, jeans, tennis shoes, and a collared shirt. I was just wearing my normal day-to-day clothes for when I am out and about - it wasn't anything extravagant - but I was dressed a little nicer than most people around. As we walked outside the bar there was this homeless man standing outside with this huge 4 feet tall pearl white Teddy Bear. He was going on with a story about how it was his daughter's Teddy bear and she just passed away, and he was going to give it away to one of the women inside the bar. He continued talking about the bear and how his daughter loved it dearly and how much it means to him. Now keep in mind the bear looked brand new and he more than likely did not carry that thing with him everyday for 6 years, it was still white and clean. So he went on telling the people that was sitting out front of the bar how he was going to give it to them and they should take good care of it. Whenever he looked over at me I asked him "What should they feed it?" 

This is when the man and woman sitting there at the table flipped out. The black bearded 6 foot tall man stood up and starting screaming at me saying something along the lines of "DON'T DISRESPECT HIM!" I calmly looked at him and quietly said "Don't worry, I have this under control." Now in the commotion of the chaos that was quickly evolving the homeless man began to cry. When I saw that he was upset I went over to him and placed my hand on his back and starting talking to him sincerely to calm him down. I apologized and told him I didn't mean to upset him. Then the couple that was screaming at me came over beside us and starting trying to calm him down also. Once he had calmed down the lady began talking to me telling me how I should never judge people that it was not my place to judge people. I found this rather ironic because I had no judgment at all - I was just trying to joke with the man. When in fact she was the one that was judging me because of the way that I was dressed. Not to mention the man did not become upset until her husband started screaming and escalated the situation. After things calmed down I asked the man if he wanted a beer. He said yes so I gave him $10. The couple failed to see the man was just playing a psychological game with us to get someone to buy him a beer. Instead they bought into his pity game and attacked me when I made a joke about the bear. Yet in the end everyone got what they wanted. The homeless man sold the bear and got a couple beers, the couple felt they defended someone in need, and I got an interesting experience to go down in my book of strange situations that I have gotten myself into. So the point of this story is to demonstrate that it isn't necessarily always the wealthy people that judge the poor, the poor can judge the rich, and even the middle class can judge the poor & the wealthy. In reality I am just a normal guy with a normal income, but I choose to dress nice because that is how I feel the best. Dressing nice I get judged probably more often than the poorest of the poor because I stand out more. Interesting huh? 

Now moving on with what this has to do with healing your life.

Not all healing has to be mystical mumbo-jumbo, and for the most part, the most powerful healings are the practical things that you can do to better yourself. But almost all healing comes from within, so you have to focus on healing yourself with taking action. There may be people who remind you of your potential, but ultimately you are your own shaman, you are your own guru, you are your own guardian angel. You must identify with your spirit and acknowledge your divine power within, and sometimes before you can identify internally you must do some external actions that further solidify the power internally. This is why taking care of yourself is so important. It is difficult to feel good about yourself if deep down you know you are not healthy, but the reverse trick is to affirm in your mind that you are healthy and you are making progress to make the changes in your life. For example: at one point in my life I got up to 210 pounds. That is very big for me, considering just a few years ago I weighed 145 pounds. I was a small thing, so when I was writing my first book, "The Book of Powers" I had some negative emotions towards being overweight. These negative emotions were not doing me any justice, but I was trying to convince myself that I needed to lose weight. I have since then lost weight and edited out the anger I was experiencing towards myself in the book, and have replaced that section with an attitude that is more loving and positive. But the point is if you have negative emotions about yourself it makes it that much more difficult to manifest the changes that you want. Instead, replace the self-hating thoughts with powerful thoughts that evoke healthy responses. If you feel that you are slipping and beginning to lose control of your physical health, instead of saying "Man I am overweight and getting fat." Replace that affirmation with "I am growing healthier each and every day." Saying the latter affirms it into your subconscious that you are making a conscious effort to change. Saying the first one further solidifies that you are just a worthless slob and you are not going anywhere in life, and that just digs you deeper and deeper into the despair of depression.

Finally, in closing remember that people judge the perceived wealthy just as often if not more often than people who judge the poor. Judgement does not serve anyone justice. Take care of yourself, get the haircut, buy some nicer clothes, take some pretty photos, and get out and go do something that makes you feel good. 

Have fun. (AJ)
 
 
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Being alive automatically means you have some level of restriction. I can't hop in the air and fly off into the sunset, I can't walk on water, and other physical and mental boundaries. But I am tired of it man! All of it! I reject the idea I am restricted at all! Of course I don't mean I will just up and fly away. That would be silly. I don't know how to fly... Yet. haha. Just kidding. But I am tired of the perceived boundaries I imagine before myself. It is funny, because even still I think I am limited by what I can do, and my whole purpose of this blog is to help liberate people. It's all part of the human potential movement, but I even still feel limition to a certain degree. 


 
 
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It was exactly a year ago that my friend Justin Ratowsky invited me to donate to his charity water campaign. I felt it was important to give because it is such a small privilege I have taken for granted. Not having access to clean or even cold water is hard for me to imagine, much less entire communities that are deprived of basic resources. But the reality is there are people elsewhere in the world where clean water is a blessing. I am inspired to help change that.

 
 
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Nearly every decision you make involves a sacrifice. I was looking through my Facebook news feed earlier this morning and it made me question why I didn't have the life of one of my friends. I had a couple public speaking classes with this man, and he is a very soft, funny, and nice guy. He is much more straight edge than me. I am not saying I am a thug, and I'm not insinuating this guy is a pushover either.


 
 
Warning** This post is potentially offensive, but I honestly do not mean any offense by it. I am simply calling it as I see it. You may agree or disagree, but this is what I see. All I ask is that you read the article in its entirety before judging its contents. :) Thanks (AJ)

What is the purpose of life? This is a question that has fueled the imaginations of man since our creation. Man needs a purpose, man needs a meaning. All things have a proper place and balance, don't they? So what is our purpose here on Earth? Why do we experience pain, suffering and injustice? Why were we chosen to be humans as opposed to being river rats? Why are there separations between class, race and culture?

To answer these questions with honesty requires detachment. You see, being involved and participating within "The Circle" construes the truth by the filter of our own opinions. Our perception plays tricks on us. This is because we are conditioned to view the world by our narrow cultural upbringing's perception of the world. Our limited perceptions can only describe in detail the things that it "knows" and usually it omits everything that contradicts it. This explains why there are so many fundamentalists who argue against science. They place belief in a book, whether it be the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah. To them the books have all of the answers. They have gotten along fine so far, so there is no reason to contradict it, right? 

It is by the innocent ignorance of of not understanding the outside world that they shutdown logic and argue against scientific facts, but this is okay. People can open up and come out of the cave as soon as they see fit. You can choose to stay in the dark, or you can choose to see outside. Everyone has the choice and we make this choice minute by minute.

In order to truthfully answer these questions and come out of the cave we must temporarily disengage from the circle. We must step through the gap into the world of heightened understanding, clarity, and truth. The deeper one is within the circle (cave), the harder it is to see outside, mainly because you are not allowed the freedom to question in your own mind, you may think even doing so is a sin. You definitely do not want to offend the feelings of God, do you? Of course not. But it's okay. It's the quest for truth that eventually leads you to the arms of the loving and all forgiving God. So let go of the hateful perceptions of God, especially if you sense it is holding you back from the truth. True spirituality is openness and liberty. True spirituality is freedom. The false spirituality is restriction, because it is something else that is trying to control you. More than likely the controlling version of spirituality does not allow room for spirituality at all. It's a trap. It's the muck that keeps you stuck in the cave.

You are in the cave with no windows, so there is no possible way to see outside. The only way to see is by shaking your feet loose of the mucky floor and stepping forward to find the cave's entrance, and then be brave enough to leave the safety of your little cavern. 

When you are a child your understanding of the world is based on your parent's understanding. You inherit the culture, habits, language, and mentality of your parents, relatives, and surrounding culture. The cave is a symbol for the security of the womb. When you are born you leave the womb of your mother. You then by birth become an individual. However, many adults are still metaphorically in the womb of their mothers, because they have never ventured off to discover themselves so they are still dependent. Maybe quite literally - financially, emotionally, and housing wise etc.

As we mature and evolve spiritually we will begin to drop the limiting beliefs of our families. You may disagree with your culture's views, and often times this is a risky thing to do. So many people are afraid to contradict the opinions of their peers because there are serious risks involved. These risks aren't only limited to ridicule, being disowned, being rejected, but not too long ago our life may have even depended on it. As we move further away from the tribal ego (womb) we become more and more free. At first your head may barely poke through the gap. Then you may catch just a glimpse of the outside world. It may be refreshing or (depending on your personal level of courage) it may be quite terrifying. Because you may not know how to explain all of the things that you begin to see outside. They will be totally foreign and they may be scary. 

But relax, time is on our side, with the forward flow of time comes the expansion of consciousness, enhanced by the advancement of communication technology. Technology has greatly benefited the consciousness of humanity. The lightning fast communication of the internet allows any one person in the world to see how life is outside of our own circle. The invention of television, radio, computers, and smart phones has allowed people of all generations to experience multifaceted aspects of other cultures; it has brought the voices and religions of the world onto a platform to teach, learn, and grow our understanding of each other together. It also serves as a gauging mechanism to help us discover if what we believe is logically relevant to the outside world around us, or if it is just an opinion that needs to be released in order to move on and better explain the world.

Currently we are still in the very beginning of this massive consciousness explosion. The internet is still an infant in the scope of human history. Humanity as a whole is still an infant. Recorded history has only been around since the invention of written language, and everything behind that is well... Prehistory. We as a species probably existed, but we were focused on survival and possessed little technology to aid our efforts. Technology is the aiding tool of expansion. It is like momentum. The more technology a people possesses, the more the people will learn, the more people are set free, and not to mention the faster it all comes together.

So what is the purpose of life? As I mentioned, before we can answer this, we must temporarily resign from the circle. The Circle, (also known as the minister of beliefs,) this is the position of the "God" of your mind. The Circle is your current paradigm. Our own perception dictates what is up, down, left, right, holy, righteous, blasphemous and wrong. Our religious, cultural, and moral beliefs and values, must be temporarily disengaged to perceive the universal truth that is the totality of the world. Surely we cannot know it all right now can we? Of course not. So we must admit there is always something more to learned here and now. It would be a little foolish to assume that we know it all. It may be more comfortable to stay where we are, however, comfort does not help us gather wisdom. Consider this: is it or is it not true that almost every culture in the world believes that they are living the right way; that only they know the one true God; that only they have the right religions, holy men, and the best best culture? Most of them do. But why? It may have to do with the fact that they have been taught this from a very early age and charismatic leaders have reinforced this belief. Their parents have told them so, their friends told them so, the rest of their family told them, and everyone else within their "circle" has affirmed it into their social reality. So they believe it must be so. 

Here is an example that most of us can probably relate to: all people in order to be "saved" must submit themselves to God and repent from their sins. But typically speaking who is the judge of whether one has properly submitted themselves? The governing religious body. They require public christenings, baptisms, and formal forgiveness at the alter. Yes, the person may truly feel forgiven and it may really help them, but does this mean that that is the only way? Of course not. It could be done in private and would probably be more effective to boot! All of the authority is not needed. As a matter of a fact it is actually limiting and counter productive, however,  the religious governing body has a vested interest in your compliance. Just like how the governmental controlling systems of the corporate world and even state and national governments like to control people in every possible way that they can.

The religious, spiritual, and cultural leaders who are typically male egos require power and control over others in order to feel special. They feed off of this. The people trustingly "give" them the power to dictate acceptable behavior, especially if it is backed up by a written scripture and has been accepted into tradition. They also unknowingly give them the power of punishment.

Regardless of the religion, people feel security in written word. Especially written word that was supposedly inspired by "God." However, under this assumption it is considered blasphemous to openly question the authority and even the credibility of the authors. I will offer an example that hopefully will not be so delicate to the general Christian population. Joseph Smith was supposedly a new version of one of those divinely inspired authors. He claimed that God told him in a vision that he was to translate the golden plates that he discovered into a book. The book is now known today simply as the "Book of Mormon." But Mormons do not have the liberty or even the authority to question, "where the hell did the plates go?" Let me see some proof. Every child raised within this circle is required to accept the teachings on faith, and if he or she questions it, they are labeled as deviant and are required to repent for their sins. Now, depending on the Circle they may even be willing to physically punish the curious child into obedience. It is very sad, really it is. Because in truth, questioning is not a true sin. Questioning is the best thing a child could do in order to learn. It is only a sin in relation to the Mormon religious control structure that does not particularly enjoy contradiction. Sins are basically statements/questions that are directed towards the insecurity of the collective ego (Circle, Cave, etc). Meaning, "sins" are typically ideas that contradict the authority or the laws presented by a religious governing body, regardless that there are basically zero facts to back up the Book of Mormon's authenticity. So the only information one has available while within the Circle of the Mormon faith is their false truth and disinformation. 

One popular argument that I had in defense of my old Circle was that there are literally 14 million people within this culture. This has to act as evidence that "God must have really told this to Joesph, right? The 14 million Mormon people are definitely not evil people, and they are really nice and maintain healthy relationships. So it must be true? Right?" It is this philosophy that makes the religions of the world able to continue to survive, because people "assume" well, 2 billion people can't be wrong. I say of course they are wrong! We are all equally wrong and yet at the same time we are all equally right. Humans create religion, therefore all religion can not be 100% true. There can be parts that are correct, but it is not the 100% whole truth. It can't be by its very nature, which is that it is a creation of humanity. Humans have limited resources, so how can you take anything that is based on human resources as the whole truth? You can't. Well you can, but it doesn't make it true.

Most people never have the luxury to question the authority of their governing body. It is the danger of blind faith that creates cult followings like the ones that have lead to mass suicide and abductions. Why do they exist in the first place? Many times they start off on target. But somewhere down the line it becomes corrupted. Maybe because the male leader is selfish and ashamed to admit that he is sexually empowered by his position, and well to be honest, he loves the women that flock to him just to be graced by his presence. Sex and religion are intimately connected. Scientists agree rape is not about sex, it is about power and control. Religion is the same thing but masked for your supposed benefit. It is totally perverted. It is the heroine of power that fuels the male ego into creating an exalted position and perception of himself. It is this that perpetuates the madness! Not to mention people believe them and teach their children that the Saint is a Holy man who should be respected.

Many large organized religions are not too far behind this extreme depiction of cult-like behavior. It is true that all organized religions are cults or they were at one point in time. The word "cult" is derived from the word "culture." But the tipping point lies in what is considered "socially acceptable." Most extreme cults prefer seclusion. That is why they flee to far away lands such as Jonestown. Jonestown was the location of the mass suicide grave in Guyana. Or, cults will flee out west to Utah like the Mormon's did back in the 1800's, and probably even more familiar, to America where the cult of Protestantism began to thrive. It wasn't long ago that Protestants were considered a cult by the authority of the Catholic Church. The term protestant is derived from the word protest. They protested in disagreement of the Catholic Church, and eventually they had to go on the run, to a land where they could be free. A land where they could practice their beliefs without the interference of a governing spiritual body and they could live life the way they thought they were supposed to. So they were not bad people. They were just like you and I. They were in search for spiritual freedom. From there, decades went on and smaller cults formed from within Protestantism. Consider this: the first protestants came to North America sometime in the 1500's. Now 500 and some odd years later, there are literally hundreds of denominations within Christianity. Christians would not hardly call them cults, because Christianity is too close to home to declare it a nasty word like cult. So they chose to call them denominations. But no one can agree what is up, what is down down, what is right right, and what is wrong. That is why there are hundreds of versions of Christianity today, because no one can agree on how a Christian is actually supposed to act. The religion is a by product of control: do this, eat that. But Jesus simply taught, "Be good to people." Religion can always be simplified. But in the process of trying to create their own path, they make it complicated. They are all interpretations based on the varying understandings and experiences of people from different locations and cultures. People are different, however, I believe above and beyond this, men want control, so they break away to start their own families. Men like to rule things. It's in our genetic programming.

The truth is, we are still a very primitive species, we are still a tribal minded society. It is no coincidence that one of the leading countries in technological advancement did not offer government sanctions and equal rights for women until the 1960's, or that African American people were literally enslaved as a worker species for hundreds of years. It was the African American's conversion to Christianity that began to give way and give the "black man" rights. They were assimilated into the circle of the white man's culture, and once they were within the circle there became heated animosity and divergence of opinions. The conflict continued to grow in intensity until a civil war was destined to break loose. Once the men and women of Africa assimilated and accepted the beliefs of the white man's religion, there were suddenly Christians enslaving other Christians. Regardless of color, white Christian people were enslaving black Christian people and to them, something clicked. Aha! They probably thought "this is unacceptable in the eyes of God!" So the war served as a release of tension and a grounds for renewal. It was a cataclysm that began to solve and make right the injustices of holding a people in bondage. It was a glorious win for the freedom of the black man and for humanity at the sacrifice of human life.

However, not long prior to the war when the black man was still considered a "tribal heathen", the white man thought at the time it was acceptable "in the eyes of God" to control the blacks, to use them, rape them, beat them, and to dispose of them ever how they wished. This was because their religious document was full of slavery. Slavery was okay in God's eyes (God back then was the male ego.) The black man was considered a lesser species much like the Native Americans and other "pagans". But in reality, it was the arrogance of the white man's own ego that was playing the role of God. The white Christians believed that they were the children of God. This belief was so strong and inspiring to the benefit of the white man, that the idea of "manifest destiny" was used as a social empowering tool to conquer the entire scope of the land mass, from coast to coast.


But again, this is okay, this is a good thing relative for us as a species and society today, it benefits us with bountiful resources and it unites the people of America together. So I am not saying anything should have changed. It is what it is. However, It is a nasty mark on the history of humanity, and yet it was a spiritual lesson that we had to overcome. Lesson learned. Equal rights for all people from now on out, okay?

I do not intend to single out Christianity and its derivatives alone.  The reason I use Christianity so much as an example is because this is the belief system that I came from, so it is the one that I am most familiar with. So what is my purpose in this? What am I doing? First off, I am helping assist the world in disempowering their own ego, their minister of control and separation. Word by word I am assisting the expansion of consciousness by speaking the truth that others are afraid to face. Just consider, it is nothing personal against Christianity. It is not only a Christian thing, it is a human thing. It is a male domination sort of thing. It is the control trip of the human mind. But using Christianity is also an effective way to communicate the destructive side of the human ego (elitism) to a mass audience. You see elitism is very dark, and it runs rampant in the religious institutions of the world. The religious organizations are some of the darkest places in the world because they radiate falseness and superiority, and all under the guise of truth. Not all but many religious followers support the idea that they are holy and special and everyone else is weak, sinful, and dark. When in reality it is the complete opposite. When you are at what you think is your holiest moment you are actually at your darkest, because you are thinking that you are better and more holy than others. That is the true fallen angle of the Bible.

Now, I am not saying that church's are evil, and neither are the people, but the Church is the primary source of control and power over society, regardless of race, religion, or nation. Religions rule the world secondary to the government, because governments use religion to manipulate the people in order to push their buttons and strike their emotions. This is why in my opinion, the honorable Mr. Barack Obama would not flat out say "Hey guys, yes I am actually a Muslim." This is because he knew that it would have been social suicide to his campaign. America was hardly ready for an African American president, let alone also a Muslim one. I do not care what religion he is affiliated with, but I am thankful for the acceptance of diversity it has encouraged.

Now let's change gears a little bit and focus on the destructive side of religious ego again. Let me tell you a quick heart-touching sad story about my grandmother. She is a sweet generous Christian woman who always has a warm meal cooked and loves to have people over for dinner. She is very traditional and quite hard on herself. She is moderately wealthy and is prized on her faithful Christian values. She loves being a Christian and she finds real meaning there. She attends church faithfully.: every weekend, every Wednesday, and nearly all of her spare time is spent at church, reading the Bible, or spending time amongst her congregation. One day recently she attended a church that she was unfamiliar with. She sat down among several women she did not know, hoping to get to know them and make some new friends. As soon as she sat down, one of the woman spoke up and said in a very fake, praise be with us type voice, "I feel as if an evil spirit just sat down with us. Let us pray in order to banish it from us." The women began to pray in Jesus's name that God would expel the evil spirit from the group. For obvious reasons, this was interpreted by my grandmother as a direct social attack directed to her, and it definitely made her feel very bad. It was a snooty and very rude, but it was disguised as a "holy" better than thou statement directed right at my grandmother. This is what I mean about the dark side of humanity. Judgment and the feelings of superiority. Superiority only serves one person, and that is the person who finds pleasure in feeling superior. No one else. 

This is the reason people are fleeing from churches in wild droves. It is not that they do not believe in God, a higher power, or are losing their moral values as some would like us to believe. It is because the younger generations are no longer able to be controlled by the manipulative ideology of the congregation. The religions are losing power and control over the young people because young people are becoming smarter and more aware, not to mention more self-aware. Self-empowerment and self-awareness is detrimental to religious control groups. They don't want powerful people. They want weak people. So the best way to defend yourself is to decide that you are powerful and capable of coming to God on your own without anyone's permission. That's a liberating thought. 

Now here is the key factor: every religion that has a paid organized hierarchy, pays for a building, and requires membership to exist will almost always have an ulterior motive to what is truly in the best interest of the world. They are prone to lose focus on what is really helping by the pressure of supporting their expensive operations. The innocent but slightly naive congregation members are often subtly extorted in order to generate the higher revenues to support the church and its activities. Members of the congregation are then subjugated to the financial demands of running the business, which is exactly what it is, regardless of their tax exemption ID. The more money required for operations, then the more opportunities for corruption. It is the same concept at a smaller scale when the protestants fled from in the Catholic regime in the 17th century. Wash rinse repeat. It's the cycle of the human ego all over again.


I want to make clear that this is not to say that the churches are not doing good things in the world, or that they are all evil people. They are not and they are doing some very good things, but more often than not the good deeds are colored in favor of the benefit of the beliefs of the circle. For example: the campaigns against homosexuality. This is a good thing in their eyes, because they already believe "homosexuality is an abomination" and therefore they are doomed to hell. They believe homosexual people need God's intervention and healing. Because in their opinion gays are broken expressions of people and somehow lesser than them because "God said so." They often totally disregard any ounce of compassion and understanding and jump straight to judging and condemning. But remember - their perspective of "God" is the manifestation of the male ego, written into law by various Jews throughout history and compiled by the Catholic Church into a manuscript that suited their agenda.


It is the coloring of good deeds that leads to extremest religious groups such as the infamous "God hates fags" Westboro Baptist Church. They are so blinded by the ignorance of their culture's that they think the 80 of them are the only "holy" people on the entire planet, and every other person alive except them is destined to hell. It is sad that something like this is still possible and even promoted in what we call "modern society," yet as I said, we are infants in our understanding. The media loves controversy, and Westboro probably gets paid thousands of dollars to do interviews and etc. How else could they afford to fly an entire family at a moments notice across the country? Westboro Baptist Church is the perfect example of living within the circle. They manipulate the truth and spoon-feed lies to their members and prohibit them from having a complete and rational thought. They encourage fear, doom, hate, and ignorance. Their poor children are taught to hate people that they know absolutely nothing about; they protest and disrupt when people are at their weakest moments (such as the death of a military service member), they perpetuate anger, hatred, and the animosity which is felt all over the globe. It's enough to make everyone very upset just thinking about it, but that is the nature of living within the circle. To do so is limiting yourself with the idea of the social reality that was taught to you. I do not believe in a social reality. I don't think it matters if you ask for forgiveness from the Pope, Jesus, or even Buddah for that matter. All that matters is you seek forgiveness for any injustices you may have inflicted on others and yourself. Ultimately, if you want forgiveness you have to forgive yourself. You are the one that has to carry your sins like a cross. So let it go. Let it go.


Okay. Now that you have an understanding of what it means to live within the circle, we can finally answer "What is the Purpose of life?"


To be direct, the purpose of life is to escape whatever circle you are currently living in. To liberate yourself from all oppression and to dissolve the barriers placed before you. It is our responsibility because our children's future depends on our decisions - we are all responsible for how the world becomes. We are to be conscious and come together to dissolve the cultural, religious, and philosophical barriers between us. We are to make an effort to climb to higher plateaus of consciousness and understanding. We are to become visionaries that see reality for what it truly is. We are to make adjustments in order to correct the wrongs of our ancestors. Our purpose is to liberate the world from ignorance and to teach others that they have the ability to see. To lead them out of the cave, and help them become brave. To face the world, to stand up against the religious control structures, and to look everyone in the eye and say: "I love you, but you no longer have control over me, because I am free."

Thank you. (AJ)

 
 
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by Cindy Moonrose

Blame 

A passionate, heated sense of Anger, indignation, self-righteousness, wrongdoing by another.
Caution! Focusing on the wrongdoing of another person immobilizes our ability to think clearly and to take truly beneficial action.

Remedy: I breath, calming myself. I look at the facts of the situation without the emotional coloring. Then I look at my feelings about the situation. I have realizations. I ask myself questions like :

''What were my expectations?''
''What exactly about this ticked me off?''
''What do I want?''

I generate options of how I can respond.

Decisions ? Attraction and Repulsion
Sometimes in decision making, our intellect fails us. Acting on Attraction or Repulsion provides the answer. 

Constructive Doubt
Unsettled, disturbed, sense that something is amiss.
Remedy: Give yourself space to understand the doubt. Journal, talk out loud, discuss it with another person.

Caution: Chose a person who can listen without trying to ''fix'' you or without prescribing solutions that have worked for them. This way you can find answers suitable to you. 

Doubt as a sign of evolution
Deeply disturbed. Possibilities contrary to my world view have disturbingly arisen. 
Remedy: I notice my thoughts and feelings. I imagine what it would be like to embrace and live out of this new view. 

Note: You may have fear about no longer believing in your old world view. You may feel lighter and excited as you contemplate the emerging new world view. The attitude of experimentation may be beneficial. 

''What if I am wrong?'' - Destructive self-doubt
A feeling of fainting, of dropping out, or being beside yourself.
This is probably an attack from ''negative'' forces in your psyche.
Breathe and reaffirm your intentions, reexamining them if needed. 
What am I afraid will happen? What might I lose?
Reassure yourself. 

''What if I am wrong?'' Emerging constructive realization.
Relax, breathe, loosen your hold on the ideas you are holding. Intend to follow the most appropriate course of action. Honestly examine your doubt.

Perplexity mystery inspiration.
We tend to respond Perplexity or confusion by feeling distressed, get uptight, maybe worried and afraid.
If we see perplexity as the evidence of Mystery's presence, we can feel ourselves relax into ''unknowing.'' 
Frequently, this relaxation opens us to inspiration, bringing us encouragement and the guidance we need.

Blinded by idealism
You are having difficulty with a situation because you are unable to gather the facts needed to make an effective solution. Your thoughts may run something like this: '' But I am ________.'' ''But I thought that______________.'' ''This can't be happening because _______________''
Remedy: Clearly understand what ideals you are applying and Clearly look at the facts of the situation. Come to see what is in your power to do, and what isn't . 

''I can't believe this is happening to me!''
Breathe, feel your feelings, watch your thoughts go all over the place. Remember you are not your thoughts. Your thoughts and feelings are likely to simply be reactions you have to wade through to get to helpful thinking and motivation. 


Betrayal of trust
''But I trusted you!''
Get quiet. Ask yourself what exactly did I trust this person to do or not to do. You cannot trust that you will never experience hurt feelings or other unpleasantness while relating to another person. Remember we are all human. We all blunder. No one has the same thought and emotional life as you.

The events in a dream are real until you wake up
A shift in consciousness is happening. Allow the change to rework your reality. You will have different ideas come to you along with the old habitual one. Take your time to chose carefully. This is the opportunity to build a better Reality for yourself.
 
 
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How to do the Soul Maintenance Techniques by Cindy Moonrose

1. Calling your spirit back in:

use birth name and move arms intuitively pulling your spirit back in with your hands. It is good to do this out loud and with big body movements if you have the privacy to do so.

Note your thought and feelings after calling yourself back in.


The next options serve to untangle energy we have taken on.

2. Give back to a person, organization, task, God, who or whatever is bugging you.

Examples:


I give my children back their anger. I give my mother back her sickness. I give society back it's definition of success. I give my sister back her blame.


End with "And I keep what is mine." This is your statement of taking responsibility for your part in interactions and your karma.


3. Take back. Good to use when you feel ripped off, stolen from, or you realize you gave too much away.

Example: I take back my love, I take back my heart, I take back my innocence.


4. Some form of Self-forgiveness, Compassion, and Understanding. Knowing that you had reasons for doing what you did.


More on spiritual maintenance tools

06.15.08

Pain of disconnect within self manifests as ''being hurt by others by their lack of understanding, projections, etc.''


''You just don't understand me.''

Recently during a class held to assist an intentional community, great tension arose because two members were misunderstanding each other.I see more than type of understanding.




1. Self understanding. There is no one who can understand ourselves more thoroughly than ourselves. Calling back in our spirit is maintenance we may need to perform several times a day in order to be present with ourselves.

2. Understanding communication between two or more people. We feel understood when our emotion or need is recognized by others. Again being present within ourselves helps this.

3. Carrying emotions or needs of another person. We make choices that reflect the energy (emotions or needs) of another person or we make choices that reflect our own energy. 

4. Different choices yield different life experiences. The Give-Back process changes our experience, so that we are expending energy for our own benefit, which creates a higher harmony. 

5. Daily practice of Calling back in our spirit and Give-back, helps us to become more sensitive to ourselves. We may become aware of missing specific qualities. Incidents in our lives that reflect upon as someone having taken our (blank), ripped off, stolen our (blank) might have a greater energetic reality than we would believe. These things may be gnawing senses, subtle thoughts that are easily briefly dismissed, but keep returning to haunt us. Things that we feel silly about taking seriously or speaking to someone else about. For instance, as an adult reflecting on how I felt sitting in the my fathers lap or my paternal grandparents laps. I recall that it felt both good and bad at the same time. Now I have come to understand that these members of my family were taking my love instead of nurturing me or even just sharing love. I did a Take back as I got in touch with the specific feeling sense of this experience in my life. 

6.  Self -forgiveness is a fourth specific tool.

Doubt over a way we have been handling an aspect of our lives can be the beginning of a shift into a different way of experiencing our lives. Calling our spirit back is the first thing to do. Then to see which of the other tools, Give-back, Take-back, or Self-forgiveness will be appropriate to use.


There may be pain and a tendency to harshly judge our past as we become aware of a different way of being. Understanding that we had very good reasons for what ever choices we made in the past, given the circumstances of the past is necessary to keep our spirits present. Choosing to see the past as a book we can close the cover on as we see ourselves as play directors makes our energies available to be present in our lives today. Saying something like '' I release all the actors and actresses from acting out this specific energy or pattern of events'' completes closing that chapter in our lives, and freeing us from that aspect to be present here Now.

And? like rings in an onion or in a tree, we heal ourselves in layer. For example, we work on our family of origin issues at one level. Then a few years later, we are working on the same issues.. from a slightly different angle. It seems to go on and on?. 

And there is the laws of attraction.. focus on what you want.. and do your underground foundation work of clearing the subconscious broadcast to the Universe that is yielding you stuff you don't like so much.. Ahhh, clearing past karma!



 
 
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Going through our daily lives we collect all sorts of garbage and negativity. This negative energy attaches itself to our etheric body and energy fields. If you are unfamiliar with the etheric fields or don't believe in them, or don't understand them that's okay. This article still holds truth without all of the technical esoteric explanations. For now simply imagine your body is an electromagnet memory bank that absorbs words, ideas, opinions, and influence from others and our surroundings. The words and things others say to us effects us whether we consciously realize it or not. For example: an argument with your significant other or a casual remark can make your confidence/energy drop by conflicting your Ego's opinion of itself. This puts you in a defensive position and when people are defensive and insecure they do things to compensate. This makes the mind think it is vulnerable, weak, and therefore somehow closer to death. Suddenly an argument turns into something that is life threatening; which explains why some people overreact, because to them you are threatening them with the possibility of death. If the problem isn't resolved immediately, say before you go to sleep, your subconscious mind allows this negative energy work its way deeper into your etheric until it is literally accepted as a part of you.

This is why it is very important to release negativity early on, and not allow ourselves to say things that infringe upon others. It is important to express self-control, but of course we all know that and usually don't intentionally say hurtful things. Sometimes this is just a part of being human. If apologizing does not cure your discontent feeling and talking does not fix your problem, there is always the option of releasing the negativity out of your aura into the Universe. I will explain an effective way of doing this now.

Find a place to sit quietly where you won't be disturbed and sit down with your legs crossed. You don't have to make any specific position of the hands, just sit there with them on your lap, with your palms facing up. Close your eyes and begin breathing at a comfortable rate focusing on the air entering and exiting through your nostrils. Imagine as you breath in you are attracting all things that are good, loving, and peaceful, and as you exhale gently release all problems, fears, tension, and frustration. Imagine a nice calming purple energy falling upon you from above. This purple healing mist is breathed in through your nose and distributed throughout your body healing everything it comes in contact with. It is effortless and natural. You force nothing, you just relax. Continue breathing slower and slower with each breath you are healing your body and balancing your energy. As you balance yourself your aura has no room for negativity because it has no place to attach. If your etheric is jagged and broken, negative energy can attach itself, but if you are calm and balanced your aura is smooth and balanced so you are invincible to negativity. Do this exercise for about 24 minutes sitting completely still. The reason I say 24 minutes is because its one for each hour of the day. I think that is reasonable. Your Ego may try to fight you with thoughts of doing the dishes or checking Facebook, but if you persevere you will come to feeling refreshed and centered, and the negativity will be gone from your energy field.

Doing an exercise such as this is a discipline. It probably won't be comfortable to begin with, but then again you aren't comfortable feeling in the first place, thats why you are doing the exercise. The lesson here is to love yourself enough to take action to release negativity before it has the chance to work its way deeper. As I said in my book the "Book of Powers" love is nothing more than concentration. If you concentrate on yourself then you love yourself, if you concentrate on a loved one, you give them your attention and focus, therefore you love them. So remember love yourself enough to release all negativity as early as you pick it up. Its like a stinky shoe, if you don't clean it or throw it out, it will stink up the whole house.

Sincere Blessings,

A.J. Chirstoph

 
 
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Are you an etheric vampire?
   I am sure most of you have been lead to believe vampires are just silly kids stories or sometimes erotic fables in movies, fairy tales, or children's books. Especially since the major hype over the recent expansion of erotic teen vampire fables, but what if I were to tell you they very much are real? You probably have met several throughout your life. Or what if I told you a rather large percentage of people alive are infested with this horrible disease? Or perhaps you may even be one yourself but are completely unaware of it? 

   Maybe you feel there is something wrong, but just can't place precisely what it is. You just seem slightly "off" and consistently have a growing craving, a thirst that can never seem to be quenched. You might argue, "Alex, don't be silly. I know I'm not a vampire because I have no problem being outside in sunlight, and besides I can't stand the taste of blood." What if I were to tell you that you were what some refer to as a day-walker, and that the the hunger you constantly crave isn't necessarily blood, but it's the substance blood offers to all living things, life. 

   The unfortunate reality is vampires do truly exist and many actually thrive throughout this world. They thrive in every community, every congregation, every country, city, and there may even be one in every family... Now before you run to the grocery store and begin pillaging the fresh produce section scavaging for garlic, I must inform you it will have little real benefit against the real vampires. You see, over the years somehow the truth about vampires has became inflated and exaggerated, probably just for the excitement of ghost stories, or perhaps it's because we have lost our connection to our etheric life-source, or perhaps we have became dull and our keenness of perception has been lost or misplaced. Or I suppose it could be a combination of them all?


   Real vampires are people just like you and I, but they are infected with a malicious mental disease that causes them to be in a state of constant discontent. Their Ego personality is damaged from years of neglect and abuse that it takes on a very sinister disposition towards others in order to etherically feel "alive." The etheric Life-Force of others is the only thing that keeps the vampire alive. Every second spent near a vampire drains and sucks on your etheric energy, making you feel agitated, weak, tired, and increasingly uncomfortable. Your presence temporarily gives the vampire a boost of energy so they are able to live if not only for one more day, but when you leave they begin to decay back to their original energy level, back to their natural state where they came from. They can't sustain the higher energy because its borrowed, its not theirs. The only way to sustain it is to create it yourself, but a vampire lacks the energy and understanding to do so.


   The reason you desperately want to escape their grasp is because they are so insecure they are metaphysically trapped in a program of perpetual insecurity, its a disease of the mind that makes them infringe on you. They are like a sinking ship, they bring you down with them. In the physical world the reason it bugs you is because they have no interest in giving you attention because their mind is too busy trying to feed off you in order to please itself. By constantly focusing on themselves and constantly calling on you to do things for them, and constantly leaning on you as if you are their life raft this saps the energy right out of you and makes you want to desperately escape. 


   Often etheric vampires are the monsters they have became because over the years their heart has grown cold and shriveled due to a lack of love, support, and compassion. Really almost always it is because of a lack of meaningful connection in the world. So when a straggler accidentally stumbles into their lair they pounce on them and etherically zap them until you are either dead and no use to them or you manage to slip away. When we are supported by our friends and family it is much easier to maintain higher "spirits", because we literally have their etheric support. Others are lifting us up into a higher more desirable dimension. We are not left alone and tossed in the cellar left to rot and die like some unfortunate people are, and astonishingly to everyone's surprise one night they hear a rapping tapping at the cellar door, suddenly grandma who has miraculously came back to life, busted through the cellar door, launched across the living room, knocked over a house plant, and plopped down on the sofa demanding your love and attention because she refuses to die and much less go away. Even if you stab her in the heart, shove a quarter-pound of garlic cloves down her throat and pray she begone she's here to stay.


   You see etheric vampires aren't some evil sick twisted soulless monsters we have been lead to believe, that's much to romantic and considerably easier to deal with than reality. Vampires are just extremely lonely and confused people that are tossed aside, neglected, and unloved. They lack the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively control their etheric energy that is necessary in order to thrive. Etheric vampires are typically people who lacked true connection and love as a child. They were not necessarily physically abused or hurt, but perhaps their parents were just too busy slaving away trying to provide them with physical things and a place to live, or maybe their parents lacked the intelligence or understanding required to make any meaningful connection, perhaps their parents were dead, and of course its always possible they just didn't care. This is why vampirism is a contagious disease that is passed on for generations, its not only in your blood, but also in your genetic memory.


   Now before you become too indignant, please let me offer the solution, no, it is not to kill the vampire or banish it to it Hell, it is to love it and concentrate on it to heal it, and to teach it how to heal itself by loving itself. This isn't the easiest option because it requires your time, effort, your sincerity  your concentration. It requires your love. Love is nothing more than concentration. When you love someone you think about them, you concentrate on them, you empower them with your mind. Your focus, your Will Power is the most powerful tool available to you, it is the heart of your true power. You can be a healer that heals sicknesses, diseases, anger, depression, and much more, but you have to care to begin with. You have to love yourself.
   

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