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The Importance of Spiritual Preparedness

Rene’ Descartes, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

I am human.

If you “sense” that big changes are coming, you’re right. And consider this: You can physically prepare until you think you are nearly invincible, but you can lose it all in an instant. Social, political, or natural forces could disrupt or wipe out your preparations. Even the most powerful governments can’t withstand the forces of nature or acts of God. We aren’t saying to ignore physical preparedness by any means. But everything can be taken from you, or destroyed, EXCEPT your consciousness, what you have made of yourself within, and what might be called your soul. So THAT should be our first priority when it comes to preparedness.

Consider this: We will all die someday anyway, disasters or not, and again, spiritual (not religious) preparations will be all that matters then. Furthermore, we’re also not just talking about preparing yourself for some kind of possible “doomsday scenario” – we have our day to day lives to deal with right now. What kind of world do you want to live in now, in the future, or an “afterlife”? If you want to live in a kind, caring, loving, creative world, then you must have made yourself into that kind of person in order to belong in it.

We aren’t talking about religion; we’re talking about true spirituality.

Things like – what kind of person you are – what you think you are – what you are aware of – what your personal “reality” is. True preparedness should cover all possibilities and improve our life even if nothing ever happens. Realizing the “real” you is not just a body, personality, or accumulation of memories and programming, is the first step. Becoming a true spiritual being (who just happens to be inhabiting a physical body right now), is the next step.

Just follow the Golden Rule of unselfishly loving others, and become an unselfishly loving, fearless, harmless person – that is the purchase price of your ticket to a better world. It’s a “win/win” situation, regardless of what happens in the future, or when your “time is up”. If that all sounds like what you want in life, “The Golden Rule” can help you reach that goal, regardless of your faith, or religious philosophy or lack thereof. It’s a non-denominational guide of simple techniques for using “Pure love” to improve your life, and the world.

Imagine a world where you and everyone else, “does as you would have done unto you”. Wow. But you can’t change others directly. You can only change yourself, and then “affect” others. So it starts with you. And you can only change yourself. But just by doing that, you’ll find that your whole life will change around you. You can have and be, a truly “good neighbour”, a good friend, and have great relationships with everyone who wants to join you in your quest.

You have heard people say, “You must love yourself first, before you can love others”. Well, we have observed many selfish jerks doing that, who do nothing to help anyone but themselves, and they’re still miserable themselves. But if you love others first, you become a good person. If you help others, how can you not feel good about yourself also? IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LOVE YOURSELF ALSO when you love others first.

Isn’t anything that “brings out” the best in us, like compassion and kindness, good? Whether it’s a philosophy, religion, a method, a mother or father, or whatever? If it works for you, and makes you a better person (rather than a self-righteous egotistical and selfish person), we think that’s great. As for you, you still have a change to pass the grade, before your body dies (and it will) if you focus on the real issues, because the time is really short. Stop your selfishness and narcissism and truly become kind, loving, caring, compassionate, helpful, selfless and harmless toward all the people around you, but above all, love the creator of all, (or whatever the name or concept you use for him) with all your humility and appreciation from the bottom of your heart and soul, now that you know this.

Forget all the useless rituals and traditions, they have been worn out and has long since lost their capability to enlighten and uplift mankind. So just be kind and loving, and be genuine towards everybody. You see, if you haven’t made the grade, when you leave the body you are now using, you will have a real and very unpleasant problem to deal with, when you do leave your body in the near future. Humanity will, very soon, experience the “day of reckoning”, and it’s going to be great.

Now, at the present time, we are all being helped individually with insight, wisdom and knowledge from the Universal Consciousness and the knowledge are being distributed according to the quality and the level of the Consciousness of the individual. This is also how some of this information came about.

The teachings the perfect ones gives give us, is always about the future, and what we will have to do now to reach perfection and Enlightenment in the future.

About our individual Consciousness, those who have a lot now, to them more will be given, and to those who has little now, to them, what little they have, will be taken away.

New knowledge and enlightenment will never come to vicious people with petty vices—thieves, bandits, alcoholics, selfish people, greedy and power hungry people, people seeking fame and position—and those who aren’t willing to change themselves for the better. They will all soon be leaving this planet for a long time to come. The insight and the information you have with whatever Universal Conscious awareness you have, will play the most important role to help you make the right decisions and preparations in the coming earth changes that are expected to slowly begin now, until 2025. And after that, when it all calms down, a time of perfect unity and cooperation will begin on Earth.

It is also important to distinguish the Logos (Universal Consciousness) from the soul named Jesus. Any person in the world has the potential of becoming a Logos (Fully Conscious) but it was the soul known as Jesus who actually incarnated as a Logos and therefore became a Christ on Earth. And all of mankind has the very same potential.

Plan your life in this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.

About the Author

Rene’ Descartes is a frustrated desert veggie farmer in South Africa who ponders and wonders much about truth. Having sailed around the world on a small yacht over a 4 year period, Rene’ is now interested in healing the terminally ill and in being of assistance to the all the souls entering earth right now. Email Rene’ at

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  • Lynne Thomas

    Read David Icke – “Perception Deception” – and you can see how difficult it is becoming to be spiritual these days – no excuses but we are controlled by forces beyond our perception.

    Still nothing is gained without a struggle.

    Just to say lumping in alcoholics with criminals is wrong – alcohol is addictive and sometimes not a choice – all the other are a choice in life.

    I’ve always wondered why alcohol is “allowed” by governments (like religion it has become the true opium of the people) – but it’s everything to do with mind control.

  • danny13

    Here is some more.
    Free Will is a tool we use to “create our own reality” within the preordained framework of the Cosmic Unified Field through conscious direction of the contours and cumulative. core frequency-vibration (Base Pulse Rhythm) of our personal manifestation template.

    (See: Divine Intention)

    That which is eternal remains eternal, and that which is finite eventually self-destructs (Fall), returning to its Source as undifferentiated units of consciousness; the God-Source Conscious Unified Field allows for the expression of both perspectives through application of the Gift of Free Will, and each expression will haveits corresponding experiential consequence.

    All beings and things were originally manifest from the Common Eternal God-Source Conscious Unified Field, through the eternal dynamics of Sacred Science, and all were equally imbued with the birth right of Ascension and the gift of Free Will choice.

    (Ireland workshop, October 2009)

    The Free Will Choice is allowed even if that choice leads to the Choice of OPPOSITE EXPRESSION (Anti-christiac Expression) to the Original Divine Intention and Divine Will of God-source.

    God-Source Divine Original Intention includes the characteristicsof Perpetual Motion and Eternal Life expression, as well as the characteristicof Free Will Choice, (through which the Original Divine Intention could potentially be destroyed through Free Will Choice of Opposite Expression or Fall System).

    (The Forbidden Testaments of Revelation. Page 17)

    The only reason the concept of Fall Systems(FiniteLife)wereallowed was so Free Will Choice will have free rein.

    The only thing that tempers Free Will Choiceis not God pointing a finger and zapping you with a lightning bolt; you zap yourself with a lightning bolt, because you will get consequence energetically to what energetic things you put out and it’s as simple as that.

    It just takes the whole understanding of how the Universe works so you can make better choices. It has to do with bio-energetic fields.

    In Fall Systems(FiniteLifeand de-evolution), the personal power of Free Will Choice and control of the personal Encryption within our manifestationtemplate is progressively subjugated to the greater-quantum power of the Encryption within the manifestationtemplateof the environmental collective.

    That is what is happening to most people, and the life forms on this planet.

    In Ascension Systems(Love based & Eternal Life re-evolution), Free Will is the tool we use to “create our own personal evolutionary destiny” within the preordained framework of the Cosmic Unified Field.

    The question over “which path is right or which path is wrong” simply comes down to “choosing the energetic Truth that most suits you” and your Encryption within your manifestationtemplate —the energetic consequence and experiential “out-picture” of that chosen truth will be yours, whatever you decide.

    The reality of “who and what you are” is the energetic truth in frequency-vibration held within your Encryption Lattice in your manifestationtemplate.

    Thus the contradictory perspectives (of Ascension Systems and Fall Systems) are both Absolutely True in relation to the realities of energetic consequence each respectively createsand embodies, as they coexistaspart of the “IS-ness” within the Unified Big Picture reality of Cosmic Eternity.

    So, they are both part of the Cosmic Truth, part of the “IS-ness” of reality.

    Both perspectives are “true in relation to their own energetic objective” and “false in relation to the objectives of the other”’.

    So, what is our truth of Ascension would be considered false by those who are choosing Fall Path, and viceversa.

    (Ireland workshop, October 2009)

    In terms of Natural Spiritual Law the dynamics of Conservation of Original Divine Intention expresses as the LAW OF RECIPROCITY, (also known as “You will reap what you sow” or “What goes around comes around”, which is the dynamic of CONSEQUENCE TO CHOSEN ACTION as the temperance to Free Will Choice.

    (The Forbidden Testaments of Revelation. Page 17)

    “Many times we feelpowerless here on this planet. All of us are made to feel small. People are raised with belief systems that teach that you are small, insignificant and cannot make a difference and that the individual does not mean anything.When we start to see what we are a part of, we start to realize we can makea huge difference. If it where not for the people who paid attention to the work ofthe Guardian Alliance,we would not have anyone here on this planetto anchor the frequencies needed for the Christos Mission.” (Andorra, 2003)

  • danny13

    Here are the Twelve Attitudes & Responsibilities of Mastery: from the keylontic science point of view.

    (A & Rs)

    Part of the process of Spiritual Integration of our Higher Selves (Identities) or Expansion of our Consciousness involves “re-programming” the way we think.

    Our thoughts create our reality and the life experience we have on the inside and the outside of us.

    The following Attitudes and Responsibilities, when embodied and “lived” will help to changeour thought patterns.

    Thoughts that we simply take for granted because they are part of the programming we currently carry.

    Changing the thought patterns is actually changing the programming in the personal shields.

    The Attitudes and Responsibilities of Mastery are crucial to understanding what kind of choices lead to what kind of outcomes, and provide guidelinesregarding choices that lead towards Oneness and the freedom from limitation and separation associated with true mastery.

    The Twelve Attitudes of Mastery

    1 LOVE Recognition of the TRUTH of the ALL-ONE-ness 2 GRACE Allowing the ALL-ONE-ness to Be what IT IS regardless of whether it suits you. Living Perpetual Forgiveness. 3 GRATITUDE Appreciating the ALL-ONE-ness; knowing your Alive-ness. 4 REVERENT – RESPECT Acknowledging and givingto theALL-ONE-ness. 5 RESPONSIBILITY Co-Creating with, Serving and being able to Respond to the ALL-ONE-ness. 6 TRUST Knowing the Power and Love of the ALL-ONE-ness. 7 ACCOUNTABILITY Being in a state of TRUTH with the ALL-ONE-ness. 8 IMPECCABILITY Upholding and Protecting the ALL-ONE-ness. 9 MINDFULNESS Loving, Nurturing, and Being Attentive to the ALL-ONE-ness. 10 FEARLESSNESS Recognizing the Eternal Infinite Nature and Unconditional Love of the ALL-ONE-ness. What is fear but an utter denial of the Living God-Source and God-Power within you? What is Fearlessness but utterly BEING the Living God-Source and God-Power within you? (Ma’a and Mashara of Eieyani Ecka Council) 11 ENGAGED DETACHMENT Permitting the ALL-ONE-ness to BE without assigning Critique, Condemnation or Value Judgment; understanding the IS-ness of and Validating the ALL-ONE-ness. 12 JOY Choosing to BE the embodied ALL-ONE-ness.

    The Twelve Responsibilities of Mastery

    1 SELF-ACTUALIZATION Freedom from the “Victim-Victimizer Blame-Game”and willingnessto be accountable for all perceivable manifestations as direct projections of intended learning from the personal Consciousness/DNA Template.

    2 SELF-SOVEREIGNTY Freedom from the need for approval from, or the need to rebel against any form of “external authority” through understanding that you, as a manifestation of the God Spirit (God Source), have the ability to createpersonal freedom without violating the spiritual rights of others and without allowing others to violate your spiritual rights of being.

    3 SELF-CONTAINMENT Taking personal responsibility for, and realizing thatatalltimesyou are accountable for, DIRECTING PERSONAL ENERGIES.

    There is no one or no thing that “upsets you” and thus justifies or validatesANYpersonal spiritual misuseof reaction,idea,intention or action; YOU “upset yourself” by allowing the emotional body to follow misperceptions of the mental body that tell you your power lies outside of yourself.

    At any moment you can CHOOSE what words, associations and ideas you will use as the filters through which you interpret an event. “UPSET”, “MAD”, HURT” or any other category of labeling (conscious or subconscious) are all MENTAL BODY FILTERS that direct emotional and physical body function.

    The self contained individual recognizes that at all times the freedom of interpretation exists, and thus a “negative” experience and its associated disharmonicenergiesof “upset” feelingscan only existasa personal interpretation of events.

    Accepting any less responsibility for the direction of personal energies will place you directly into the Victim-Victimizer “Blame Game”, which can only take place among people who are placing their personal power and responsibility for manifestation onto externalized sources.

    Only you have the power to “upset yourself”; regardless of what others say or do, you are fully entitled to your own interpretation. No one and no thing has the power to upset you unless you give this power away.

    Self containment comes when one recognizes that the direction of personal energies–physical, emotional and mental (ideas, beliefs, labels, interpretations), conscious and subconscious, is an attainable levelof personal mastery and exists as an implied responsibility that comes with the gift of free will choice.

    The more responsible you become, the greater freedom and personal empowerment you will know.

    4 SELF DISCIPLINE Accepting responsibility for directing personal energies toward, rather than in opposition to, the outcomes you desire to experience.

    The physical, mental and emotional bodies have long been directed by the subconscious forces of the hidden “shadow”, creating within us urges, reactions, thoughts, impulses, perceptions and feelings that often work counter to the life creations we desire to manifest.

    Part of spiritual mastery entails teaching ourselves to be consciously diligentin observing ourown minds,emotionsand physical body-talk, so that we may employ conscious redirection of subconscious shadow energies that run on “auto-pilot”. If we learn to “catch ourselves” when “negative” thought patterns or emotions run through us, we can use that moment of recognition to reclaim this errant energy and consciously use the power of affirmative attitude, remedial word choice and direct energy-re-direction to direct opposing energies of the self into fulfillment of desired constructive, spiritually mature creations.

    It takes self disciplineto become the”Lion Tamer” of the often roaring subconscious mind, but we do have the intrinsic power to help our subconscious shadow to evolve through loving but firm redirection, into a “cuddly lap cat” that will gladly join us in our constructive co-creations. Self-discipline emerges when we consistently remind ourselves to employ the “Spiritually Correct” thought, action or attitude, even if we don’t “feel likeit” when the shadow sneaks up from “down under”.

    The shadow parts of self surface so that we may seem, these parts of self come to the conscious mind for healing, through which the conscious mind itself learns greater attributes of mastery.

    5 SELF LOVE (See: Love) It is our own responsibility to love and nurture ourselves through the limitlessgift of DivineSpirit thatmovesthroughusatevery moment; genuine love must come from within, and can only be though genuine spiritual connection to the eternal God-self and its inherent connection to all creation.

    If we seek love “on the outside” in order to fulfill a personal loneliness or lack within, we enter relationshipsas “energy vampires”; we are seeking a substitute for our personal God-Force connection through tapping into the God-Force embodied within other people or beings. Thisis not “LOVE”, it is “NEED”, which implies the “LACK” of something essential, which in turn implies a limited personal connection to God-Source Universal Consciousness. Such lack cannot be filled by external “love”, it can only be filled by recognizing the God within you,and thus recognizing that you are a living embodiment of absolute love.

    Once this is recognized you you will HAVE the greatest love of all–God Love, and from this Position of Divine Power, you can go into the world seeking those too whom you can give this love, rather than seeking those from whom you can “get” love. When love is approached through Self Love, the motivation is to give joyfully, knowing that anything you might need can be made manifest through the Love of the active God Force that you carry inside yourself. Self Love is a responsibility of spiritual maturity.

    6 SPIRITUAL INTEGRITY It is our absolute responsibility to chose to act with spiritual integrity at al times; there is no excuse to knowingly violate the spiritual rights of others, regardless of how poorly they may react to you.

    Spiritual Integrity requires that we begin to LOOK AT what we are REALLY doing in the way we live our lives. Do our eating habits violate the plant, animal or Earth kingdoms? Do our choices of words and actions show respect for other people and other life forms? Do we “play the survival of the fittest” lack-game to give ourselves an excuse for unethical behaviors in money matters, such as showing our silent rebellion against the government by trying to “cheat” on taxes, or by “showing up” a fellow employee at work to prove you are more worthy and thus more entitled to favor? Do you “tell people what they want to hear” in order to gain their approval and support, even if it is not fully true and does not reflect your personal needs or feelings? Do you try to “get others to do your share” as faraswork or responsibilities? Do you use erroneous excuses such as race, gender, creed, academic or economic status to justify disrespectful, exploitativeor unkind treatment of others?

    Spiritual Integrity requires that we take a good hard, FREQUENT look at how we conduct our lives, face the areas of activity in which we are performing in less than spiritually congruent ways, and employ active commitment and discipline to bring these areas of our lives into Spiritual Integrity. One does not “get through the gates of Heaven” (or anywhere else desirable) through using excuse for not employing GENUINE, not feigned, Spiritual Integrity. Cultivating spiritual integrity is a major responsibility on the path of spiritual mastery, and the way the universe works, you “can’t leave home without it”… meaning that there is a biological reality of spiritual integrity that manifests chemically within the DNA as a result of that stateand focus of your consciousness; if you do not possess a sufficient amount of consciousness bearing spiritualintegrity,neither will your DNA Template, and though you might be able to “pull the wool over the eyes of others”, your own biology will be your task master …for passage through star gates requires a sufficient amount of chemically encoded spiritual integrity of consciousness.

    7 APPRECIATION Our present society continually teaches us to “wantmore”, “need more”, “be more”, “do more” etc…. we are constantly influenced to perceive what is lacking in order to motivate us to buy more, work more, pay more taxes and be “good little consumer sheep”. Very rarely do we stop to think about all that we DO have … beginning with the gift of Lifeand mentalfree will choice. Through this disoriented perceptual filter we can cultivate a full-blown mutation of mental consciousness, in which we begin to believe that “we are entitled”, that “someone OWES us” (GOD, the Universe, our parents, spouse, children, employer, government, etc….). Once we fall into the “You OWE me” mind trap, we set ourselves up for continuing self-created frustration, as we place unrealistic and untrue expectations upon life, others and ourselves, and can then get mighty angry or hurt when we find the universe doesn’t conform to our imagined “pictures”. No one OWES us anything … if we feel we are “owed”, then we are entertaining LACK CONSCIOUSNESS … a void within the self is being recognized. If we give to another in order to RECEIVE for ourselves (such as do banks, and often parents or “lovers”…), and the other does not “pay back” what we expected to receive, we may feel cheated, “taken advantage of”, or “owed”.

    Perhaps instead such situations emerge in our lives as lessons to teach us that giving should be done for the GIVING ALONE, and not for the expected return. If we give what we desire to give, for the joy of giving, we do not feel owed … if we live for the joy of living, without forcing our demands or expectations upon life, we will not feel that “life has short changed us” …. It mattersnot what your neighbor possesses, and in comparing ourselves to each other to see how we “measure up”, continually distracts us from seeing and utilizing the blessings that are our own. If we can work to cultivatethe ability to APPRECIATE even the smallest of gifts,blessingsand gestures, we will begin to createa lifethatis at least “half full,insteadof halfempty”. In terms of universal physics, what you focus your attention upon expands, and what you resist persists, and what you do not give the energy of appreciation toward will eventually de-manifest itselfright out of your experience. When you approach the world through the chosen filter of genuineGIVING, you are “being anelectrical transmitter”, sending energy out to the word around you. When you release electricalenergyin thisway,you personally become “more magnetic”, as the sending out of energy creates magnetic vortices within the Diodic Grid of your Kathara anatomy.

    The “magnetized” Diodic points then draw in more universal energy supply, at a higher frequency and quality than the expressed energy, to re-filltheenergyvoid created by the”giving”. When you approach the word with the attitude of “getting”, this natural physics process becomes inverted; the more you try to “pull” energy from the outside world, the more your energy becomes “stuck” in the Diodic Grid as miasms.

    The miasms progressively reduce the quantity and lower the frequency of the natural energies you can internallydraw from the universal supply. Giving,even in itssimplest form of giving appreciation, keeps the natural energy flow moving. So whatever you giveout will return to you amplified (thisworksin reverse as well, however; give goodness, you get more goodness in return. Give out bad attitude, ego arrogance and “garbage”, and more of this will return flow your way.)

    Appreciate what you have, LOVE IT, find perspectives through which the joy of it can be known, and know that in the act of genuine appreciation itself you will set loose the powers of manifesting more of what you desire and less of the illusion of lack. The “Universe Owes Me” mind trip is one of the most powerful self-sabotage games in the world …trade it in for consistent appreciation and your world will progressively expand to hold the reality of the things you most desire.

    If you feel put upon by the world, and resentful for having your desires unmet, YOU OWE YOURSELF SOMETHING! … A greater understanding of the nature of creation and better use of your personal power within the life creation game.SAYTHANK YOU to the GOD FORCE more often …to help yourself rememberwhat things you have to appreciate, and many more of the kind will be sent along your way.

    8 PATIENCE The God Force has its own schedule! We can either acknowledge this intrinsic reality of manifestation and choose to work co-creatively with the God-spirit within, trusting that together you and the universe will createtheperfect “Divine Right Timing”(and ifthatisn’t “Right NOW”, there IS a very good reason for this), or you can let the ego self try to force its will upon the intrinsic nature of time.

    If Time does not cooperate with your expectations, you can “let that be OK, and trust in Divine Right Timing” or you can progressively frustrate yourself with attachment to the artificial time of clocks, and choose to believe that you cannot have what you desirejust because it does not appear when you demand.

    If we learn to relax,and realize that most things we desirewe can indeed achieve in Divine Right Order and Time, we can learn to work co-creatively with theconsciousness of time, and find that it will progressively better conform to our wishes when we ASK nicely,rather than DEMAND, and when we trust the universal God spirit to do its part in our co-creation. Patience is a virtue that reflects our comprehension of the nature of Universal Order.

    9 KINDNESS Like Respect, Kindness is a birthright, but one that is quite often overlooked and misunderstood. When we approach the world through genuine kindheartedness, sending love and respect to all of creation in honor of the God Force that lives within all things, we are again, transmitting electrical energy of a higher frequency, that will follow the mechanics of universal physics to bring more of like kind back to us through universal back flow.

    Kindness is a gift we must first give to ourselves in order to have it to give to others. Kindness implies being conscientious and caring toward the needs, feelingsand desires of both the self and others, and to express in action, attitude and intention this concern.

    Giveto yourself random acts of kindness, then pass along the gift to all who cross your way. Try being kind to the mean and grouch neighbor, and you may help them rediscover the ability to smile. Treat all things with kindness and you are demonstrating that you acknowledge their intrinsic value as manifestations of the God Force, and you will find quite often the God Force lovingly returns the favor.

    10 CONSERVATION Conservation is a form of respect and appreciation for the God Force energy in all of its expression, from conserving and protecting our natural resources, to being attentive to the needs of our bodies, to using the energies of our words and actions with gentle conservation by which we freely use what is needed, but not more.

    The God Force continually recycles its energies for the rebirth of new expression; all is given freely, but no thing is valueless or wasted. Conservation demonstrates that we have respect and appreciation for the gift of creative energy that God has to us provided, and as we learn to use this energy, in all its forms, with respect and clear intention, we will progressively finetune our ability to create what we desire, while assisting all other kingdoms to simultaneously do the same. There is truth in the old saying “Waste Not, Want Not” … if everything we perceive in our hologram of life is understood to be the manifestation of personal God Force energy that it IS, we might all employ a bit more respect, appreciation and conservation toward the use and applications of the energies of the Divine.

    11 COOPERATION/DIPLOMACY Existence is and will alwaysbea co-creativeendeavor.We must be willing to allow other beings the fulfillment of their needs and desires if we hope to have our fulfillment known.

    Creating “Win-Win” situations is the natural way of being; creating with the intention of GIVING genuinely. We might not always agree with the intended creations of others, and we all have a right to our points of view. Diplomacy can bea bridgebetween forcesof opposition, through which effective actions or decisions can be reached to mutually support each perspective.

    We CAN learn to agreeto disagreerespectfully, so the SpiritualArtof Co-operative Co-creation can progressively evolve to higher levels of expression.

    12 SENSE Learning to identify and appropriately apply both “Common Sense” and the “Uncommon Sense” of spiritual knowing will allow us to establish the greatest balance of energy expression within all aspects of our lives.

    A&Rs are ideal codesofbehaviorto keep us centered. Theykeep savior,martyr, victim/victimizer programs from driving the bus. They keep the ego in check, and help us figure out what istruly Divine Guidance and what is not. The first step in receiving Divine Guidance isto accept yourself, just the way you are. The tricky part is allowing yourself to recognize who you truly are Mac, 16 Sep 05

  • Great article. I have been directed to the golden rule and it is just that: Golden. With many other consiousness teachers and schools of thought around and some i have been apart of but since distanced my self from I have to say they make it all too complicated! let the golden rule lead the way and I aspire to be the best version of me through it and the great and miraculous examples from The Logos that walked this earth

  • A very thoughtful and interesting article! With all the fuss and fear around 2012 people neglect what is in store for 2013 and how we must be strong and loving to each other in order to move forward in our lives. Thanks!

  • David

    You must read the book, Ceasar’s Messiah by Joseph Atwill to increase your understanding even further. Peace.

  • Great article but in the interests of people’s spiritual health, I wish you hadn’t written the following paragraph:

    “You have heard people say, “You must love yourself first, before you can love others”. Well, we have observed many selfish jerks doing that, who do nothing to help anyone but themselves, and they’re still miserable themselves. But if you love others first, you become a good person. If you help others, how can you not feel good about yourself also? IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LOVE YOURSELF ALSO when you love others first.”

    As I say, I did enjoy your article but the above I know to be quite one sided. Yes it is true that you end up loving yourself through service, but you cannot equate self-love with ‘egoism’, which is, really, self-hate, self-running-away-from-self, self doing everything they can to improve the world or the other or their ‘lot’ in life in order to make life worth living for themselves, make themselves capable of living with themselves.

    Forgive me explaining further, but imagine I had read this when I had decided, back last summer, to give of myself entirely and unselfishly. I gave all my spare money to homeless people and more, to the point of running out of food. I offered to help many in the most strenuous ways, and had renounced my ego, but very quickly my offers to help began backfiring: some people were edgy or even frightened by my assistance. Other times I ended up being exploited by people who ended up, so it happens, having far more of everything than I did but knowingly taking money off me, taking advantage of my kindness. It was only through these and other excruciating lessons that I realized I had first to love myself, because otherwise I was using service as a means to make myself feel better about myself.

    Now I do love myself and the world is exploding into life and being, and I am full of love. Now you can see my objection to the above. I think it’d be a far better article if that paragraph were removed, personally. Sorry – just being honest.

    • Rene’ Descartes

      Thank you for your comment. The sentence you are commenting on is a statement of facts, of how it is in this world at least now and then, rather than the brotherly love we hope for. Many selfish egotists love themselves and absolutely no one else. That is my experience. Then again I may be wrong. Please understand the sad fact that there are wilfully selfish people in this world who do Karmic blunders loving themselves and not others. I like it as little as you do, and wished it wasn’t so. On a lighter note, prepare for some real excitement in the future. I truly wish you a loving Christmas and a happy new year.
      I am Rene’

      • steve

        In the context of spirituality love your self first and foremost, in the context of ego love is only then selfish

    • * a good person, realizing their true self…accolades!

    • The Light

      “You must love yourself first, before you can love others”
      ” Better to say you must first love yourself unselfishly~
      For one cannot sincerily give away what he or she does not have~ True self love is the extreme opposite of self servant~ And what you are doing is combining the two~ In the case that we are not always surrounded by loved ones feeding us love and may feel down or lonely and this is where this true self love comes in~ The natural reaction without the love is to be angered by not getting it and then seek revenge on people so to speak because it becomes like a selfish tantrum~ However, when you truly love yourself even when others never give it to you, you still give it to them regardless without payment or seeking of it~ When you satisfy others to get self satisfaction you are not doing so to please God but yourself which is self servant~ When you truly love yourself nonselfishly you then have enough love to give to others without the need for self satisfaction~ And second point is that in order to make one’self feel better other than what I mentioned up there is simple dont do things that make you feel bad about yourself~ This does not mean necessarily to do things that make yourself feel better it means dont do things that cause self guilt and thus there is no internal hatred for self which is highly destructive to those you may come across after the feeling of that hatred is set in~ Things you have done or do slip and do unintentially or intentially can be forgiven if asked of God~ And then inturn to ask God for strength to forgive yourself so you are not walking around with the ball and chains of guilt~
      “I gave all my spare money to homeless people and more, to the point of running out of food. I offered to help many in the most strenuous ways, and had renounced my ego, but very quickly my offers to help began backfiring: some people were edgy or even frightened by my assistance.” This is self serving statement~ When you truly love yourself the sacrifice is not the worry~ What you leave yourself of nothing is not the worry~ Because the true love for yourself kicks in and that is what makes you happy, not the being without materials or the fact that you dont recieve a thank you~ You couldnt give them spare money if you didnt have it yoursaelf~ You couldnt help in most strenous ways if you couldnt help yourself~ You couldnt assist if you didnt have it to assist~ There is an order and it is the natural order of God first comes true love of self not self servant then comes true empathy~ Cant be backwards~” TheLight

      • Rene’ Descartes

        This is the real scoop; first love God with your entire mind, all your heart and all your soul. Love your neighbour and be your brother’s keeper. He said, “As ye do it unto the least of these my children, my creation, ye do it unto me.” This is the law of the universe and nature. “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so onto them.”
        It is simple in words, yet so deep in meaning, so far reaching in its application in every phase of human experience. The golden rule is to love unselfishly, to focus on and give pure love. Pure love encompasses all the spiritual virtues involved with simply being a good person. For example, caring, kindness, compassion, tolerance, sharing, giving, harmlessness, respecting the free will of others (if harmless) etc. are all results of loving unselfishly. Pure love isn’t unconditional love – you can be unselfishly loving and still put your foot down. In other words, one who applies the golden rule in life is reasonably kind, reasonably giving, but not unconditionally kind, unconditionally giving etc.
        This teaching gives examples of the benefits of living by the golden rule, and how to apply it more in your life, in many different circumstances. For instance, the techniques and methods in this script can help you have more caring interactions with everyone everyday, from cashiers or bus boys to your spouse. But you can take it even further if you want to. In our opinion, working on applying the golden rule with others of a like mind can provide you the greatest opportunity for personal, spiritual development.
        We strongly believe that if even a few people committed their lives to developing the virtues of being a good person, and then secretly recruited friends and family, with time it would spread from one person to the next, and eventually create a new and better society. This is a striking allegorical fantasy to clearly illustrate a fundamental difference between a world of people who are looking out for themselves first, and a world of people who make caring for others their first priority. That’s what the golden rule is all about. In a nutshell, this exemplifies living by the golden rule, or not living by it. But it’s more than that. It truly represents the real difference that living by the golden rule could make in our world.
        It shows us how unselfishly loving others is not only pure love, but pure, real spirituality. And even if you cannot change the world so profoundly, it still represents what kind of a spiritual world we can eventually live in if we live by this rule, thereby making ourselves deserving citizens of the universe. One of the beauties of the golden rule is its total universality. It goes beyond being just non-denominational and Omni-denominational. As you will note, the issue of religious persuasion or faith is irrelevant.

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