You know I find little hidden nuggets on the interweb. Sometimes stuff that’s not so popular. This one found me… it’s pretty cool, listen to the lyrics.
First watch the video above. I actually saw this after I decided to blog about this particular subject. It’s been on my mind to talk about this. Also view my video about this subject of being spiritually online from my pov.
Okay. So the question here is HOW to get spiritually online. You can have a computer, a broswer, and tons of programs but you may never get online without a modem with internet connection. Your internet connection is a manifestation in the physical realm of your supernatural “inner-net” connection. [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=man+online&iid=259770″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/259770/global-market/global-market.jpg?size=500&imageId=259770″ width=”234″ height=”331″ /]As much as I abhor organized religion, it can get you connection. It just seems that some of the larger companies (ie religions) charge more, have tight contracts, and have hidden fees. But either way…the internet (or your spirituality) is free. You don’t need to OWN a connection you just need a modem that can receive signals. Are you spiritually receptive? If you are then you can find that one server (or religious idea) that can “serve” you the purpose of getting connected.
If you notice, getting online in our physical world is getting faster and faster. So is the same with the spiritual world. Right now everyone wants to access the 4G network (or 4th generation) …which so far is the fastest. This way you get information faster through whatever device you use. So is the same with spirituality. If you are still functioning on old servers that use dial up you may be spiritually online just not receiving “spiritual awareness” in the fastest way possible. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=man+online&iid=186616″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/186616/man-using-laptop/man-using-laptop.jpg?size=500&imageId=186616″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]
At this point in time, it is imperative for people to continue to upgrade themselves spiritually and to receive and give spiritual information as quickly as possible.
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Do you know who you are really? Are you your online profile? Or is your online profile just representative of who you are? How people see you in this world is no more the true nature of who you are any more than your online profile is. Our “username”, our likes, the things we want to share, our social network connections are just representations of our lives. But there’s way more. You are the mind behind the profile. You are the mind OUTSIDE the computer not IN it.
In my video I spoke about programs. Your programs are the ideas in your mind that you have access to. They are the beliefs and gifts that you have. Some people use maybe one program but have many many programs on their “hard drive” . But if you don’t know you have them…you can’t use them.
When you are spiritually online, not only can you automatically upgrade all your programs but you download new programs to use in your daily life. Much like that matrix scene.
Ahh I love the matrix fight scenes… if only for that. But the ideas are good too.
Take time to know YOUR PROGRAMS and make sure that there are no programs that have been downloaded into your hard drive that you didn’t put there. It is up the operator (you) to remove any programs that you have that you don’t want. ONLY you can do that.
Free your mind.
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I have some friends and family who are quick to pull a biblical scripture from the old or new testament and state that this is their claim to “success”. My own mother even claimed that I should give a “firstfruit” offering to get myself out of my financial difficulties.
Which provoked yet once again…my thoughts on the very antiquated mis-interpreted propaganda the western church has developed to get people to equate their financial state with their spiritual state.
First, for all my Christian peers who don’t study anything other than what your pastor deems “acceptable” answer me this question…
IF it is lawful in the old testament to give 10% of your income to
your pastor the “Lord” then why is it that TORAH observant Jews today neither pay tithes or firstfruits to their synagogue?
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WHAT YOU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?!!!
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YEP…it’s true. JEWS know the old testament WAY better than Christians because that’s their primary source of spiritual knowledge. While most Christians pick only the old testament passages that are desirable.
The Bible (old testament) is a set of laws for the nation of ANCIENT Israel much like a constitution is used for America. The tithes was like their tax system and they used actual food not money. It was put into a store house for the Levitical preists and for those who were poor (welfare) at the end of the year the community ate what was left (tax returns).
Once you see that the Bible is collection of fables, poems, history, and mandates for a religious government (theocracy) for ONE NATION on this planet. You can begin to see things in their context.
WAKE up people. Your Church is robbing YOU if you feel OBLIGATEd to give 10% of your income or feel the wrath of GOD.( especially AFTER the govt takes that or more based off this system)
The universal truth is you reap what you sow…if you give you will receive. Karma–what you put out comes back to you. Nature is witness of that and that’s a universal law that all religions speak about.
So if you are blessed, thank the God of Creation but trust me…that God could care less if it’s 10% or 1%.
(btw. speaking of 10%…get 10% off the purchase of my novel Heaven Sent: the Ring of Death this month only with coupon code “READMORE2010” …go to the “my books” link)
Often time I listen to the small comments people make online when it regards to spiritual things, so I thought I’d write about it. Because of my personal history I will refer to the Black culture as reference.
I think African Americans more-so mix their emotional state and their spiritual state as synonymous. I hear things such as, “Can you encourage my spirit.” or maybe “my spirit doesn’t FEEL right”. (the emotions need encouraging, not the spirit)
Church is usually rated as “good” if a person can “shout”.
For those unfamiliar with the shouting ritual in African-American churches, it is a time either before or after the sermon in which the congregation dances and literally screams and cries UP to God.
(i have some slight discrepancy of envisioning God outside myself in the sky….but i digress)
I will attach a video of black christians in worship.
I will also show some non-christian blacks worshipping in a similar fashion
They practically look the same…and seem somewhat effective to the worshippers in question despite religious difference.
While there is nothing wrong with ritual worship (most deeply rooted in African tradition). The problem is if one thinks that the ONLY WAY to have a spiritual experience is if there is an emotional one. Which is not necessarily the case.
I do believe
, yes, spiritual flow can be increased or decreased by the emotional state (think of allowing more wind to fan a flame for example) . However, spirituality in it’s pure form is independent of emotion. Just because one isn’t in a good mood doesn’t mean their spiritual state is low. In truth, the spiritual state can heighten the emotional experience which in turn affects the physical-tangible experience (ie. affinity, sex, even rage to the point where its euphoric if you will) It’s my belief this is how adrenaline comes into play.
But there are far more benefits to being in direct spiritual flow than getting an emotional “high” (self awareness is one of them). The goal here then is to allow optimal spiritual flow without letting the emotions control that flow (good or bad). It may be okay for emotions to assist the prowess of spirituality , but at no time is it beneficial if the emotions (or even physical experience) have full control of the spiritual experience.
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By relying solely on emotions and physical stimuli, one becomes prone to deception and addictions.
We are beings with emotions, we can’t help that, but more-so we are spiritual beings if we can allow our minds to focus on that state of being predominantly and be in constant flow with the God-Source.