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Spirituality / Re: Decording?
« on: January 15, 2012, 04:45:25 AM »

Jo, all my mother wants is for me to be friendly and do what she wants. The problem is, what she wants is for me to belittle myself, my needs, my feelings, my joy in life, in order to make my abusers happy. She is persistent about this, and won't let it go, no matter what I do or say. Reasoning, raw confessions, heartfelt pleas, and outright tantrums of frustration are all met with the same cold rejection. In fact, the abusers' feelings are always more important to her than mine are. I can't tell you how horrible this feels, what an awful reminder it is of the emotional neglect I lived with my entire life. After 15 years of trying to change this, I see it will always be this way. I know why she does it - I'm sorry for her, but that doesn't mean I sacrifice myself because she won't face her own situation and wants to drag me down with her.

Decording, yes :)

I'm wondering if decording will really work in this situation?

And if transforming the relationship is unlikely, you could always try to transform yourself. In other words, those unpleasant reactions you experience around your mother could possibly be neutralized. After all, your mother doesn't control the way you feel, you do. This could be a wonderful opportunity to neutralize those feelings and learn tolerance for her exasperating behaviors. I'm not saying it would be easy or that you haven't tried, and in all seriousness, the only reason I make the suggestion is because we choose our parents pre-incarnationally. For better or for worse, there's a reason why we're bound to them for a lifetime.


Book & Movie Reviews / The Tree of Life
« on: January 15, 2012, 03:55:34 AM »
The best way to appreciate this ground-breaking film is to flow with the imagery and drop all expectations of a conventional narrative. It is cinematic poetry that's richly layered with the euphoria of human experience.

The premiere of "The Tree of Life" at Cannes hauntingly echoes the premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring." There was a near riot during the first performance of Stravinsky's work and at Cannes this year there were boos and hisses punctuated by intermittent cries of "Genius!" It's interesting how much fear is generated by anything that is deemed "different."

I scanned the Redbox reviews and was not surprised by the level of ignorance that abounds. Most people would rather worship the sterile conformity that feeds our consumeristic nation than step outside the feeding frenzy and savor a new and startling flavor. I wonder how art will continue to survive in a world where its occupants are so tragically losing their ability to truly see and hear. In an artistic sense it is like Puritanism come full circle, where an act of staggering originality incites a witch hunt.

Either way, "The Tree of Life" is "The Rite of Spring" of cinema.


The Seven Modes / Re: Oh my agression mode...
« on: January 15, 2012, 03:45:36 AM »
Aggression often gets a bad rap in the community, but like any of the overleaves it all depends on how we choose to use the energy. Stay in the positive poles and you'll be fine.


The Roles (or Soul Types) / Re: Understanding casting
« on: January 15, 2012, 03:28:39 AM »
And what book do you have in your hand right now?  ;)

You should post that home video at age 5. That's a fun story.


Of course, I've obviously made the teachings available to people on the MT site, but I've rarely had much success in evangelizing the teachings -- especially to those who would have no reason or inclination to be drawn to the material. As John implied earlier, the teachings will attract those who were meant to find it, but I disagree with students in the community who feel that the MT should be evangelized to the masses, almost like a religion. That would surely be counter-productive.

I'm also against evangelizing Michael channels. The Michael teachings were never intended to be about channels and their clamoring to build client bases. We don't need more gurus. The core material is largely available now, so it's about time we start thinking for ourselves.


Past Lives & Reincarnation / Re: Finding out about past lives
« on: January 15, 2012, 02:47:31 AM »
I think it's a given that we have all had lives where our shadowy selves won out and considerable karma was created.    Just think of the learning curves necessary for each set of overleaves we choose. There are considerable opportunities to fall flat on our face and I think we do more often then we'd care to admit. But our essence is apparently remarkably resilient and we get back on our feet, brush ourselves off, and jump back into the game.


Past Lives & Reincarnation / Re: Two Past Life Regressions (Dave)
« on: October 13, 2011, 06:10:17 AM »
I was working with past life regressionists.  They helped guide me through the process and I relayed the imagery I was seeing. Of course, mileage may vary with sessions like these.


General Discussion / Re: What is your diet?
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:16:37 AM »
I'm mostly vegetarian but I don't derive the health benefits due to my addiction to cheese and ice cream. I am my own worst enemy, I'm afraid. But I do whole heartedly believe the scientific studies that show a diet heavily based on vegetables and fruits is the ultimate cure for heart disease and many forms of cancer. The American diet is making most of us sick.


Book & Movie Reviews / Re: Planet of the Apes
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:35:19 PM »
Which version is this?

Introductions / Re: Introductions
« on: August 16, 2011, 03:54:10 AM »
Thanks Chiara,
Do forums naturally attract Kings or something?  Something about the short, tidy posts marching neatly in rows? 


Haha…I love that image.  ;)

Introductions / Re: Introductions
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:41:41 AM »
I love the pretty barbed wire! And since our newcomers are only required to crawl one time beneath the barracks where the spiders and the vermin live, I think you could say our forum is surprisingly progressive. ;-)

Dave -- not a king with an iron fist, but would an iron plate in the head do?

Suggestions/Help / Re: See all posts from a particular member
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:00:33 AM »
I was mostly banning spam bots. They came in fast and furious till I stepped up some security measures. It's much better now.


Introductions / Re: Introductions
« on: August 15, 2011, 04:45:45 AM »
Another King! Soon we will be ruling this board with an iron fist!! ;D

Isn't that what we do already? This is North Korea, remember? ;-)


King / Re: Famous Kings (that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere)
« on: August 12, 2011, 12:58:23 AM »
Beyonce Knowles (Artisan!!!)
Dorris Lessing (Hmm…)
Jennifer Aniston (channeled as a Sage/King, I believe)
Joan Cusack (I would guess Sage)
John Cusack (Artisan or Scholar)
Matthew Perry (Sage)
Ryan Reynolds
Kirstin Dunst (Artisan)
David Letterman (Sage but with perhaps a king secondary)
Zoey Deschanel (Artisan)

Of course, I'm guessing, too.

Channeling / Channeling: Fact or Fiction
« on: August 10, 2011, 10:34:07 PM »
While reading a piece on writing the other day, it was suggested that readers expect emotional involvement from fiction and facts from non-fiction. Fiction is expected to grab us where non-fiction convinces us: with one we suspend belief, with the other we expect logic and evidence. As I absorbed this I was struck by the realization that channeling (not necessarily in the Michael community) seems to dance in both of those worlds.

Case in point, some followers dig in their heels and put up a strong defense if you suggest that a particular piece of channeling lacks proof. Too often emotions are stirred and keeping an open mind -- another way of suspending belief, as we do with fiction -- is considered more important than facts and evidence. Personally, I think an open mind and validating with evidence is equally important. But I'm a strong proponent of rational spirituality.

Either way, I think most would agree that channeling should remain in the category of non-fiction, but what about channeling that is accepted on faith or channeling that makes wild (or fictional) claims? How do we test its veracity if the act of testing results in accusations that we lack an open mind? How do we prevent a valuable tool like channeling from becoming just another work of literature? And yes, I remember what Michael once said about spiritual teachers and literature. ;-) 


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