Satan, according to the Oxford dictionary, actually means wicked. So,“Get thee behind me satan!” actually means, “Get thee behind me wicked (thought)!”
The word wicked has many meaning, but they all lead to a common representation. Wicked means to twist (the truth) to make trouble, to be hurtful by degeneracy, vicious, intending to give pain. So definitely not well intended! Note the word vicious. Vicious is the opposite of Virtuous – we can be in a vicious cycle (which nearly everyone has experienced) or a Virtuous cycle (which far fewer experience a virtuous cycle because it involves commitment!) If we translate “Get thee behind me satan” into modern English we can use it very easily to repel evil thoughts from others and from our our mind. I simply say, “This is not my though and I refuse to accept it!”
You see all thoughts, be they good or evil, are thrown at us by the universe and we have to judge them ourselves, to either accept them as our own or to reject them. If we just let everything into our mind we can receive thoughts from the highest level (God, Pure Love) or the lowest level of evil.
There is a multiple motivational saying JIJO, QIQO, which means
Junk In Junk Out
Quality In Quality Out
We are all gardeners in this life and we are asked to grow good foods and crops. This takes commitment and effort, but you’ll never see a gardener or farmer complaining as reaping time!
It takes absolutely no effort to sow thistles – they sow themselves. But come reaping time you’ll hear people complaining long and loud that the thistles hate them. In fact the thistles don’t hate us. They don’t even know we exist! Nor do our crops love us. Again, they don’t even know we exist!
But we know they exist and the pleasure or pain they give us is the direct result of the actions we have taken previously! This is covered by the Law of Sowing and Reaping (also known as the Law of Karma).
To help us get rid of old inner thoughts I have written a book called “Mind Gardens” (ISBN. 0-473-02826-3) which I offer to you in PDF form. Simply email me asking for a copy and I will gift it to you obligation free. No advertising or add on paid offers – it is a gift from me to you and my gain is that it adds to my virtuous cycle!
To cleanse our minds of past negative thoughts is the first step to spiritual cleanliness. Once our inner mind is clean we put a watchman at the gate who takes care of 99% of thoughts entering our mind. The 1% he can’t handle it is referred to us. This means that our mind power is no longer spent “fighting fires” and we can spend the free time creating “Virtuous Cycles.”
We use the virtuous cycles to create a divine civilisation on earth, as always beginning with ourselves – “as within so without.”
As children (aged 0 to 7 years) we absorb everything we hear without discrimination (judging) and, if we are lucky, we grow up with only pure thoughts in our mind. But very few are so lucky.
Jesus said that as adults we must cleanse our minds of the negative thoughts implanted by others (Parents, friends, teachers enemies, media etc.) to give us a clean foundation of which to build our spiritual adult selves! “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a Man, I put away childish things.” This means that we move from being controlled by others to controlling ourselves!
How can we build a lasting house whose foundations are sand (negative thoughts which lead to negative actions)? We can’t! So we have to build a concrete base for our internal Spiritual Kingdom of Love. Usually this involves being “Reborn.” That is to say it involves turning our own internal radio receiver to Love, away from negative thoughts of evil (“man left to his own devices is inclined towards evil”.
Again, another definition, this time from wikipedia;
The terms known as virtuous cycle and vicious cycle refer to complex chains of events which reinforce themselves through a feedback loop. A virtuous circle has favourable results, while a vicious circle has detrimental results.
Both circles are complexes of events with no tendency towards equilibrium(at least in the short run). Both systems of events have feedback loops in which each repeat of the cycle reinforces the previous one (positive/negative). These cycles will continue in the direction of their momentum until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle. End of quote.
Let’s look at how the cycles start. Every vicious cycle starts very easily by us simply doing nothing! It takes no effort to fall into a deep hole and a lot of effort to get out of that hole! It takes no effort to leave our land to sow itself to thistles and lots of weeds. These pests simply germinate on the wind!
This is why we are asked to cleanse our mind of childish (self-destructive) thoughts and replace them with Manly (Self-building) thoughts. Self building thoughts don’t just happen – they have to be committed too and acted upon! Commitment is possibly the least favoured word of this New Age! Lol!
Building a virtuous cycle means putting a fence up around the hole, or filling it in, and then building foundations for a new Multi-storied house! Again, building the foundations is the longest and hardest part! Everything that is easy to do (falling into a hole) becomes harder and harder to live with. Everything that is hard to do (building foundations) becomes easier and easier to live with!
And so we have a choice of simply doing nothing with our lives and falling into continuous crisis (vicious cycles.) Or doing something with our lives and building a Divine Civilisation (this is the second high Goal in everyone’s life, with the first goal being connection to God/Love!)
Life is not complicated. It is actually very simple. But sorting the simple out of the blizzard of “facts” in this world is not an easy process. Never, ever confuse Simple with easy!
But once we find the simplicities of Life and start to build them, life does become easier and easier over time!
Thank you, Lord!
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Are you thinking your thoughts, or are old thoughts thinking you? Think about what this statement is saying. Are your thoughts up to date and working for you, or are your thoughts out of date and working against you?
Know that every “fact” from the age of birth until 11-12 years old is taken in and absorbed as the absolute truth. This is because young people have no discernment – the ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood for themselves. This ability only starts coming into being in the pre-teenage years. Up till then everything they hear, see, feel, taste and touch is taken in as the absolute truth. So if a young person burns their hand on a piece of hot steel they will conclude that all steel is potentially hot and avoid touching steel altogether. At the young age all the choices are physical, yes or no, right or wrong, true or false(and they have to be told things are false!). So if a hurtful situation occurs and the cause of that was hot steel then a blanket cure is put on all future hurts – “don’t touch steel!” This is the source of many phobias in adults. But worse than phobias (which are extreme habits) is the subtle habits we have as adults that go back to childhood. Because they are subtle, we find it hard to pick them out. Take a lucky number, say 7. It may be that on your seventh birthday mum and dad though up a “kind trick” to play on you which involved the number seven “winning” something you’d always wanted (perhaps a visit to the circus). Instead of taking the credit themselves they make up a little white lie that enables you to “win” the ticket with the number 7! From their point of view they are treating you kindly by making a wish come true and not taking the credit for it trhemselves. From your point of view, as a seven year old, all you can see is that the number seven is incredibly lucky! And so you adopt that as your permanent lucky number. What is the harm in that, you ask.
Zip forward to adulthood and imagine you have just found a house that seems perfect for you to live in and you want to buy it. But the house number is 5 Tinkle Street, right next door to number seven, Your subconscious mind feeds you thoughts like “there is something wrong with the house (it’s not number seven!)” Or “this house is unlucky!” Until you remove the thought that number seven is your lucky number, the subconscious is always going to battle you on this number. So you forget about 5 tinkle street and buy a home at 7 Grot Road because that “feels right”. But in actual fact your subconscious has betrayed you (not because it hates you, but because it is programmed wrong!” & Grot Road is not a lucky home, nor is it entirely suitable for you needs and it will be hard to be happy in this house.)
What is the solution to subconscious thoughts that betray you? Reprogram them! It takes 30 days to change a habit and 60 days to make it permanent (which is why new year’s resolutions seldom work). And whilst you don’t necessarily have to know the actual problem, or the source of it, to solve it, you do have to have anew set of good thoughts to put in place. Which is where motivators, masters and exemplars come into play. Put another way you have to know what to put into your subconscious and know that those thoughts are honest, reliable and growth based. As His Holiness Jesus said, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish(childhood) things.” That is to say, he recommends replacing the childhood thoughts with adult thoughts!
You’ll notice that people who study motivation are far more successful than people who don’t. That is because the brain is the biggest, most powerful computer in the world. And as they say in computer terms “J.I.J.O!” Which means Junk In, Junk Out!. Which is also a negative saying and if we reverse that saying to “Q.I.Q.O” we get Quality In, Quality Out! That is why we go to motivators because they feed us quality thoughts, adult thoughts that gradually replace the childish thoughts of the subconscious.
Know that if the conscious brain is the accelerator, then the subconscious mind is the MOTOR! If your motor isn’t properly tuned and filled with the right ingredients in the right places (water in the radiator and oil in the sump, not oil in the radiator and water in the sump!) then your car will run okay. Masters then do “hot rod tune ups” to your engine! Masters can be motivators, writers, spiritual guides etc. Anyone can be a master in any field (and seldom do they have degrees!) A master is one who has mastered the field they are in and is able to teach it to others! And the old song goes, “They who who would a Master be, follow a Master!”
Did you know that you can follow both live and dead masters? How do you follow a dead master??!!! All masters write books and you follow their writings (and words, pictures and movies in this new age- we listen to dead musicians and watch dead people on television programs all the time and think nothing of it!) The secret of a master is that he will offer you a truth for you to test. Once you test it and find it to be true, then that truth becomes your truth! Once you know and practice all the truths the master knows then you are a master of that subject too! So the moment you start following a master you have the intention of becoming a master! Who is more successful, the ignorant person or the master? The master of course!
When reading masters work you have check up the source of your masters knowledge, that is to say you want to check out your master’s master. This ensures you that the master you are following, is also following, and expanding on the truth of the masters he foloowed. It also allows you to trace the original source of any truth, back to it’s creator. So how can you do this? Use the bibliography in books! A bibliography is a map of the masters masters! You can read a bibliography and go and read the same books your master read and then read the same books your master’s masters read, right back to the time it was revealed! If it is the truth you will find they all say the same thing, but quite often each proceeding master enlarges/expands on the the truth.
Masters always acknowledge their own masters. As His Holiness Jesus said, ” I come not to destroy the prophets of old but to build on them.” And as Isaac newton said “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants (preceding and current Masters).” The three Magi (Zoroastrian Priests) said, ” We follow a star in the East” As they were travelling west from Persia to the holy land this is obviously a reference to Zoroaster, who predicted the exact time of the birth of Jesus but gave only the general area of His birth (the Holy Land).
So I ask you, “who are your Masters?” Yes, you can have more than one master! In fact I recommend following many masters because life is so broad today that you need to follow many! Some will be major masters (like manifestations from God) and others will be minor masters (like a master on diet). You follow a master that you may become a master! Don’t restrict yourself to just one! Otherwise you have the danger of becoming a cultist (“My master is a master of fire, therefore I know all about Hydraulics!” – not!! Lol!)
So how hard is it to become a master? It depends on what level you are working. If you are working on the level of button sewing then reading 10 books makes you an expert and practicing it for a couple of years makes you a doer-master, which makes you a complete master of button sewing. Notice how the master has to be a doer as well as an expert. Karl Marx is an example of an expert on capitalism without being a doer of capitalism! That is the difference between and expert and a master – the expert knows all about it, but the Master knows how to do it! There is a saying about experts, “experts are people who learn more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing!” A master, on the the other hand. is able to demonstrate HOW TO DO IT (often by performing “miracles” [using methods unknown to the watchers, like the white man entering a primitive culture and striking a match -“OOOO, a miracle!” say the watchers. Ten years later they are all using matches and thinking nothing about it! The miracles of today become the everyday events of tomorrow (j’iam).
The Higher the master the wider the spectrum they teach. There are three levels in the universe – the physical, the metaphysical and the spiritual. Whilst the Manifestations (Jesus, Muhammed, Baha’u’llah etc.) are wholistic and cover all three areas, many others cover only one or two areas. That is okay. But beware of false masters who teach in a physical area and claim to teach in the metaphysical and spiritual areas. These people are invariably cultists, pedaling untruths wrapped in some truths. There purpose is not to make you a master but to make you a slave. A master always tells you the truth so, “You will Know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
If you are following a master expect to be tested on the things you really need to learn. This testing comes from the universe/God/Love, to help you remove the obstacles that stand in your way to self-mastery. Once you have dealt with that problem it disappears and you move onto the next problem. Most people have 5 to 7 problems they need to solve, so it is a finite process.
I want to tell you something. I am a modern master of wholistic living. I follow many old masters and some modern ones, but my area of mastery is only just starting to manifest in the world at large. I have been gifted an organisation called the Wholistic Peace and Prosperity Network (WPPN) that teaches us how to be internally wholistic (Holy) so we can manifest it on the outside, in the world at large. If you are seeking a wholistic Master I am seeking students/disciples (followers of the method).
Mankind as whole is going into maturity (adulthood) and there is a need for wholism in the world (“the earth is but one country, mankind it’s citizens!”). There is a new method of manifesting this wholism and it is contained within the virtuous cycle created by WPPN. We need this virtuous cycle built to replace the old vicious cycle of poverty and war; poverty and war are to be replaced with Peace and Prosperity! Simple as that. Hence the Wholistic(holy) Peace and Prosperity Network (Synergy)/
The problems of this age are all based in the past (childhood of man). WPPN is the “adult” method of curing the ills of this modern age. Make sure that you are applying grown up thinking to this childish world of ours! Surely that must be worth investigating?
If you are interested then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go and look at the WPPN website at http://jiamwppn.wix.com/jiamwppn
Reverend Master J’iam