Some of it is true, some of it was new-agey b.s. So I am culling it... And in some of them I am going to add my two cents worth... for example the pursuit of happiness... I have learned something about that from Ayn Rand that surprised me.
Just one more thing: my students in my coaching program struggle with the concept of principle.
A principle is a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.
A principle is not something that you just pull out of your, ahem, mind. We all want to be "independent thinkers" but the path to independent thinking is through learning the principles others discovered... precisely, verbatim. So, for our purposes: a principle is quoted from someone a lot smarter than us.
A quote. not rephrased, not your take on it, but a quote. Not every quote is a principle, but every principle is a quote.
These so called truths are not principles. They are the author's opinions. Don't honor them as principles... And if you find that your life is based on personal opinions... try to find principles to replace them with. Really. Every single one of them. You'll thank me for it, guaranteed.
You'll notice that I am a lot more interested in giving you the principle of principle guidedness... than those brutal truths the guy made up... Sorry guy!
The most important thing you want to get from these numbers: he does not have the capacity and the humility to tell truth from falsehood. He is not connected to the Source of higher truth, because of his arrogance, so what you get is his personal opinion... or worse: his "considered" opinion...
(Bashar,Ramtha,Ashtar Command,Sananda,Neale Donald Walsh,Wayne Dyer,Amma, Sylvia Browne, Sathya Sai Baba, Osho)
OK, I was browsing for other people's reviews, and found this. It's pretty good... I will add my vibrational review to it, probably in a different color for you to see what I say and what "she" said... She is the author of this post... Lady Miss Neptune, from NYC, I think.
10 Questionable Gurus and Impostor Entities
Posted on by Lady Miss Neptune
There is a stench in the spiritual community becoming more and more apparent as time passes. This stench is coming from the famous and influential names in the community. Those who in recent years have created much fuss over nothing. Those whose teachings are false, deceptive, empty, mundane, regurgitated, and only serve to maintain the status quo, all the while deluding followers into believing they are worshipping a most high-caliber being or following an ultimate form of teaching.
A most important virtue to cultivate is discernment, as we embark on our journeys and pursue our spiritual goals. Discernment is key when it comes to raising our consciousness and making any kind of progress on the spiritual path. Without discernment, finding the presence of falsehood in a teaching of a guru and therefore attaching ourselves to a false guru we encounter can set us back for lifetimes. Continue reading "Vibrational reviews: how other people do it"
I got a really great question yesterday from a student.
He asks: Is it possible to be with what you can't accept, killing, rape, and such? And how do you do it without jeopardizing your personal values, your personal integrity, and at the same time still be able to be happy and not be mired in the dark energies of hatred?
This is a really great question. After all isn't the world REALLY divided to right and wrong? Good or bad? And wouldn't it put you on the side of bad and wrong if you accepted what you don't agree with, what you don't like, what you abhor?
The answer to the question, as almost always, is hidden in the question.
Depression, Hate, Anger... All Signs That The Dark Forces Have Gained A Foothold In You
I read a book a few years ago by Kabbalah teacher, Yehuda Berg.
The book was on depression, and it promised to show you the restart button, so you can restart yourself without the impediments that had caused your depression.
I was very interested. I was just coming out of a 60-year long depression, but I felt I could fall back again. That was the case for 60 years: I would climb out only to fall back again. I could never say "I am well" without adding in my head... "for now."
With very careful and narrow-tolerance methods I kept myself in working condition for 30 years, but pretty much that is all I could do: work. No vacation, no holidays, no relaxation: every time I slept more than seven hours, I started to fall, so I had to follow-up with sleep deprivation: sleep deprivation increases your Serotonin. Depression is a serotonin/dopamine issue, I am not sure exactly how, but it seems that way.
So I was really excited that someone managed to crack this depression thing... except.
The book had one thing to say: the cause of depression is a low level of desire. I could attest to that, thank you very much. But it said nothing about how to increase your desire. The writer himself never recovered from his long-term depression either, despite his "knowledge" about it.
Fast forward a few years to this week, and something exciting is happening in this area: depression, desire, and how to beat the Dark Forces in you.
It all began with fear. Fear was named, by my readers, the number one cause they were not in action for what they wanted in life.
But although fear is natural, fear is useful, most of our fears cover up something.
In the past 27 years I've coached thousands and thousands of people. Some I coached once, many I coached for years.
I found only one common denominator in people, and that was pretense.
Layers upon layers of pretense.
Imagine an onion. Each layer is a pretense. Each layer pretends in a different direction.
On the top you will find the personality of the person: it is all pretense.
It covers up the next layer: fearing that one is a fake
the layer underneath is pretending that one is smart, can grasp everything fast
the layer underneath is a fear that one is stupid, slow, or dupe-able
And the layers go like this, on and on.
What is the purpose or goal of these layers? Survival.
Some time ago, I have no idea how long ago, human being was told a lie: that they are to be afraid: they are less than sufficient and less than enough to deal with life, to take care of themselves; that someone, larger than themselves is superior, and they are at that being's mercy.
Sounds like religion to me.
In addition to that they told human beings that the world is a world of scarcity and they need to fight with everything and everyone to eke out a living. That the one with the most toys wins... and each age had its own toys, land, slaves, calves, weapons, whatever.
The truth is that human being is a Creator and immensely powerful.
But the powers that be had to cover that up: no one can rule Creators, Creators can't be ruled.
The powers needed to dim human being's consciousness by introducing, layer by layer, lies, that finally have diminished human being into a fearful, powerless, conniving, nasty little beast that doesn't know what they can do.
You may have heard the story about how they train elephants: when they are little, they tie their legs with a rope and they tie the rope to a stake in the ground. The rope is strong, the stake is strong. The little elephant can't pull it out and run away.
Once the little elephant "learns" that the rope and the stake is stronger than him, they replace the stake with a little stake and the rope with a thread, and finally just a ring of rope on the elephant's leg will signify to the elephant that it is a captive and it can't run away.
Layers and layers of that indoctrination was needed to reduce a species of proud Creators into the useless, powerless sheep they are today.
Inciters were burned at the stake, nailed to the cross, imprisoned and more.
When examples of the inner power show, by accident, like the mother who can lift a car that her child got trapped under are treated and explained by her extraordinary feelings: watch a person who accomplishes something extraordinary for sheep: they start to doubt the moment they did it.
This new world is based on man being weak and helpless.
But can you really extinguish the light within? The power to create with your thought, within?
No. And therein comes the problem.
The inner tension, the inner gap between the real you and the fake you can drive you crazy, can drive you to depression, or to feel miserable.
And although humanity was "gifted" with tools of pleasure 1 to replace freedom and love and power and satisfaction, the light could not be extinguished, and it is still there, wreaking havoc, inciting mayhem, banging on the walls of the self-imposed prison.
How do you break out of a prison like that?
The first step is seeing, clearly, and specifically the many walls of your prison. Get a bird's-eye view of it, and plan for the breakout.
Each person has a slightly different configuration of prison walls, one size doesn't fit all.
It's an inside job. You can have a guide, but you need to do the work.
When you look at the enlightened people of the past, you will find that they spent a lot of their time looking inward, before they pulverized the last wall and broke to freedom.