Thursday, March 31, 2011
A Popular New Spiritual Practice
A Popular New Spiritual Practice
Well maybe it isn't all that new, but it seems they are writing books about it now, and I'm afraid we know some folks who are what you might call zealots, about it.
Now I must admit most of my life I followed the dictates of this "Spiritual Practice" believing in it, believing that it worked. But then 30 years later, I find it doesn't work at all.
Now some people have filed this Practice under the heading of ," The Secret", or "the Law of Attraction"... And just as folks did with the Bible, are only taking parts that suit their agenda. At least that is what I want to believe, I started reading "The Secret" and found so much ego based BS, that I couldn't read the whole thing, but would like to believe that at some point they looked at the whole picture, and not just the La La Land parts that made the book an easy sell for folks who wanted a quick fix at making all the stuff they wanted to accumulate, come to them.
So I'm going to tell you the main tenet of this new Religion, this new practice that claims to help folks evolve spiritually, and I'll put it in the words I used to use when I'd try to sell it to folks.
First Tenet: "If there is something that makes you feel bad, uncomfortable, or in any way threatens your Peace.... simply don't think about it. Our "crap" thrives upon attention and it will go away from lack of attention. Simply focus on something else, something that feels better." Thinking about it ,"just makes it bigger".
OK, I did this most of my life, and preached it's benefits all the way along, though never finding that elusive Peace, I felt plenty justified in telling folks this was how to get it.... just don't focus on the "Negative".
Well 30 years later I figured out the total fallacy of this approach.
Here is the truth of the matter.
Things "bother" us, feel painful to face, because we have placed a judgment upon them of them being "Negative". We are livin in a world of our judgments, chasing those we have assigned a positive value to, and hiding from, turning away from and ignoring those that don't feel good.
Well here is the News folks. They do not go away from lack of attention. The fact of the matter is, the energy of our denial of them simply allows them to grow huge back there in the dark corners where we have sent them. The food of these hidden judgments (demons), is our denial of them.
Taryn was just reading to me something Sonia Choquette said that I wanted to share. She said (In True Balance, an excellent book about balancing Chakras, actually the best I've seen on the subject),"It's not our feelings themselves that cause us difficulty in life, but the repression or judgment of our feelings." She say's that," Often when unpleasant feelings arise, people shut them down because they have been taught that unpleasant feelings are bad. In truth, feelings themselves are neither bad nor good, but serve only to bring focus to something that requires attention."
Now we know a person who has emotionally and psychologically abused one of their family members for basically the lifetime of the one family member. Finally the abused family member quit the congregation of the families chosen church which we could call the Church of the Almighty Denial, and after a time they began to see how following the church's doctrines had injured their Spirit. So the abused person spoke honestly. "I'm tired of being abused for my whole life, and won't take it any more. "
Well the family who was still attending church at the Church of Almighty Denial, no matter how many times and how clearly the abused spoke out, they just couldn't seem to hear it. They all felt very sorry for this poor person who only needed to forgive to move on and become Spiritual Folks like them. Of course they aren't going to say what needs to be forgiven, because then they'd have to look at it, it would feel uncomfortable...and would not fit in with their Spiritual Practices number one tenet of ..... Denial.
The abuser never admitted anything and fabricated lies to discredit the abused person. So the poor abused family member was ostracized, treated like they are the one with some kind of problem, some kind of spiritual deficit. And every attempt is made to bring them guilt for ever opening a door the family wants to keep closed so they can keep pretending to be comfortable in their collective stupor. This has created much guilt and sadness for the poor abused person because even though they don't want to attend the Church of Denial with their family, they would still like to keep a connection with some of the non-abusive family members, who the abuser has spared no price at turning them against the abused person.
Well here is the news.... Abuse is not acceptable, even if it is denied by your church doctrine..
And here's some more news.... Hiding from painful Truth's, does not make them go away.... They just grow and grow back there in the corner....and will attack you some day. They will seem to come out of nowhere, and they will slap your ass down.
So if you are one of the Congregation of the Church of the Almighty Denial, take my word for it...It won't Save you. Try the Church of Truth on for size....it might be painful for a time until you learn to forgive your judgments.... but there will be no demons hiding and growing in dark corners. The Church of Truth opens the doors and windows of Spirit and let's the light of love shine in. The Church of the Almighty Denial, closes the doors and windows keeping the Light out and focuses on paintings on the walls that have no real Reality.
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