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Describing Reality

Describing Reality

One of the most important Revolutions that we have to bring about it is people learning to use their minds more productively and efficiently.

It is essential that we say what we **want** (will) to be, not try to describe what we assume to be a pre-existing reality. This is not wishful thinking, as those who have disempowered us have taught us to believe. It is issuing Directives to reality.

When we say: Bernie has already won, when we say: Bernie is President of the United States we issue that directive and erase the artificial lines between future and present.

This does not mean that we do not have to act in the present. We most certainly do. Exerting ourselves for what we want is how we prove to ourselves that we consider the investment worthwhile.

But switching from understanding the term: ‘describe reality’ from reporting on what appears to be a given to issuing directives is essential too. Successful people call this “visualizing”. It works.

 

ENOUGH!

ENOUGH!

Today I began to understand what a monumental accomplishment the creation of ENOUGH is.

It is presumed that everyone is capable of feeling ENOUGH is inborn and it is taken for granted.But that it not true. Not everyone is blessed with the ability to feel when enough is enough.

A person who is not a compulsive eater cannot understand one who is. A person who isn’t endlessly greedy cannot understand one who is. Those of us who had a belly full of corruption decades ago could not understand those who let it go for so long.

The pinnacle of Creation of the Endless One is the creation of the concept: Enough and creating borders. Think about it: God coming up with the idea of Limits.

We have to renew this Creation every day and bless those who do not know when enough is enough, in whatever way, with that capacity.

There cannot be Peace in a Soul or a Body until it can say: Enough for one day – and feel joy with that. This is the secret of: And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Those whose Souls and Minds and Bodies understand: ENOUGH! live Day One of Genesis every day and are Sovereigns in the Kingdom of David.

 

The Sin of Thinking that The Creation is Good and Evil

The Sin of Thinking that The Creation is Good and Evil

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is appealing and good for food; the tree of life also in the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. – Genesis 2:9

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying: ‘Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’ – Genesis 2 : 16-17

Now it fell upon a day, that the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. – Job 2:6

The numerical value of the names Chava (Eve) and I’yov (Job) are one and the same. Chava is Job. The Book of Job was written to make us understand the narrative of Chava more deeply. The passages above need to be taken together in order to understand the error (in Hebrew the word חטא, translated as sin, simply means missing the mark) of applying the categories good and evil to The Creation.

The word for trees in Hebrew is Etzim. The word for counsel is Etzah and the word for counsellors is Yo’Etzim. The “trees” in the Garden are the counsellors in the Mind. They are the various ideas that arise in our mind that we either entertain or not.

We see that God plants the tree of the knowledge of good and evil among the other trees in the Garden of Eden. All of the trees (suggestions the mind may present) are appealing. All of them present themselves for consideration. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is not special among the trees. It’s just one of them, just as HaSatan is one among the Sons of God, not especially distinguished or special among them, just one among them. However, if we assign to him a place of prominence; he begins to rattle off his ideas in the mind. If we assign prominence to other, more pleasant and wiser, counsellors in the mind, they too will begin to present before us many suggestions that we may entertain and envision and, perhaps, actualize.

If an idea arises in the mind that seems untenable or impractical, we simply dismiss it and think about it no longer. It’s just not a great idea and there is no reason to spend time and energy entertaining a not very good idea that we can see from Jump Street isn’t going to produce fruit that will be worth the energy and time of actualization.  We dismiss the idea before it consumes our mind and suggests drafting the Body to action for actualization. That is the way we should regard the notion that the entire Creation is either good or evil or that everything in the Creation contains both good and evil.  It’s really not a very good idea and the fruit of such an idea is liable to be unhealthy and unpleasant. We should dismiss the idea as soon as it arises as a hint of suggestion and not allow it to begin its narrative that will consume our mind and emotions.

The eating of the fruit of the suggestion that the entire Creation should be viewed as a dichotomy of good and evil, because we are now convinced that that is simply what it is and there is no other way of viewing the Creation, leads to the pathological thoughts that quickly consume the mind and the heart that we see in the rest of the chapter of the book of Job. His mind quickly starts racing with self-destructive ideas and the he must be tested and the like. Who needs such machinations of the mind? Why should we allow our emotions to be racked by such considerations? Why should we act on the idea that the entire Creation is a perpetual battlefield? This way of thinking is not built into reality until we issue the directive to the Creation to make it so.  This awful way of thinking take root  if and only if we allow ourselves to view the entire Creation as a mixture of good and evil that battle one another for supremacy.

Better to taste of the other, pleasant, trees of counsel that the mind will begin to suggest to us as soon as we relegate the idea of good and evil to its right and correct place – just one idea that might arise in the mind and should be quickly and summarily exist because it’s not a great or pleasant idea.

If we allow the concept of good vs. evil or good and evil to take more room in our minds than other ideas we will surely find ourselves in a reality marked by the presence of good and bad that are in conflict and we will be perpetually conflicted – fighting a war between good and evil that need not be fought at all.

The true Face of the Cry of the Welfare Israeli Kidnapped Children

The true Face of the Cry of the Welfare Israeli Kidnapped Children

The most dangerous place in the world to live according to Jewish Morals is the State of Israel.

The most dangerous place in the world to live according to Jewish Morals is the State of Israel.

Oh, you can do the ceremonial stuff that comes instead of living morally very easily. If you are one of those dissociated Jews who think that Judaism is about ceremonies, you can delude yourself into thinking you’re living a Jewish life in the State of Israel.
You can give all the charity you want in the State of Israel. The State couldn’t care less if you impoverish yourself. But God help you if you act to eliminate poverty and misery.

Just try to live according to the Moral Principles of the Torah in the State of Israel.
A moral Jew brings the Inquisition on himself or herself in the State of Israel. I mean that literally, not figuratively.

Every aspect of our lives in the State of Israel seems planned and designed to undermine our moral structure: the perpetual wars we are forced to participate in from the age of 18, being under threat of legal reprisals unless we turn a blind eye to Child Trafficking, being under threat of legal reprisals unless we turn a blind eye to financial corruption, the difficulty of making a decent living here without cheating, being encouraged to ignore the suffering and mistreatment of others…all of it seems designed to destroy the Jewish People morally.

The State of Israel seems like the last, and most heartbreaking, test of our moral mettle. The miracle is: Some of us are passing that test.

Life Is Not An Abstract Concept

Life Is Not An Abstract Concept

Once again, I read someone, with all good intentions, talking about “life” as an abstract concept.

There is no abstract concept “life”. Life is the living. We’ve been taught to speak and think of some things as being material and some things being abstract or spiritual. We’ve been taught that what really matters is spiritual. How weird is that? Nothing is more disempowering. In order to get to our highest levels, we have to think of everything as actual. Life is actual. Love is the loving. Being is the being. There is nothing abstract about them. They are not just concepts.

The antidote to unhealthy materialism is Holy Materialism. God most dearly wants to be embodied, to be really real and actual. That is the ultimate accomplishment and the purpose of all creation. Love lives us.

 

Please FORGIVE

Please FORGIVE

Israeli TV, Channel 10 has been airing an amazing 4-part expose on the corruption in the Israeli State Attorney’s Office. The program is the result a year of work by Orna Ben Dor and the Channel 10 team. The first part is being translated into English.

Seeing the workings of corruption and pathology of the Israeli State Attorney’s Office and hearing the analyses of how it works reminded me of the Inquisition.

The treatment of the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli government and army is often likened to the behavior of the Nazis.

That which we cannot forgive, we are doomed to re-enact. If we do not forgive the harm done to us, the only alternative is to try to purge ourselves of the hatred of those that harmed us by becoming them.

Once we realize this, we understand how essential it is to forgive. Forgiveness is what releases us from the otherwise inevitable hell of becoming those who harmed us.

We become both that which we love intensely and that which we hate intensely. Let us have the wisdom to love intensely.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

DoreenDotan@gmail.com

 

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