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  2. Leela Corman

    1619

    I just started reading it. It's going to take a while and I'm going to have chills the entire time. I'm so glad it exists. May we find our way to a just future. Here's a no-paywall link someone shared on Twitter. http://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
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  4. Luciana Flora

    4th IM completed in negative pole?

    @michael_kI really liked your participation in this post because you are helping me to understand the other side of the story... Because I've always been so criticized for everything that I really imagined the person would have a wonderful life. IoI I found a text that talks about critical parents... I'll put the link here if anyone wanted to see... and talks about two types of messages, let's say... one is: "You have to be perfect" and the other is "everything you do is wrong". And even though it's unintentionally the message I've received is that everything I do is wrong. I always had the feeling that most likely was that I failed at everything I tried ... And even when I started getting good grades in school I didn't think I was smart... Because I seemed to have to study three times as many other people to get the same results... and as I said my parents were surprised when they saw that I really had not failed any school year.... Then I felt like a geek who wasn't smart...with bad social skills and who couldn't get any friends.... I doubted that one day I would get a job because I doubted that I would pass job interviews...because I didn't have sociability and communication that are highly valued these days...so even going relatively well at school I was not confident about my future. Fortunately these negative prophecies proved to be wrong... I intend to talk to Michael about these things... from what I've observed most of them here it seems that it was your case that you have to be perfect.... Sometimes it's hard for me to find people who relate to some of the things I've experienced. Especially when it comes to isolation and total lack of self-confidence (which fortunately is better). So I'm very happy to have money to pay for my sessions because some things hardly other people would ask... because they seem to be exclusive to me. IoI Here's the page I found about critical parents: https://screenwritingumagazine.com/2017/10/10/overly-critical-parents-probably-overly-active-inner-critic/
  5. Evelin

    4th IM completed in negative pole?

    Sorry you had to struggle with that, Leela and Juni. I often heard a variation of this: "You can do anything you set your mind to" (so why aren't you doing what we think you should be doing).
  6. michael_k

    4th IM completed in negative pole?

    @Luciana Flora, @Leela Corman and @Juni there have been a lot of different experiences discussed in the last few posts and somehow I can relate to all of them somewhat, whether they are about being considered the 'success' that was pressured to achieve or the 'struggler' who was looked down upon and never thought of as achieving anything. I think this is because although I was academically strong most of the time, I have had trouble with social and emotional issues concerning fitting in at school and in life as well as having to attend therapy for a depressive breakdown when I felt lost and couldn't cope. There are times where I have honestly felt smart and stupid at the same time, and clung on to whatever academic attainment I could muster at the time and defined my identity on it, because without that, I felt that I'd have nothing left. I'd just be the weird, nerdy kid that doesn't fit in, and it hurt when I graduated from University and had difficulty even finding a basic job due to lack of transport. Oddly enough, that experience broke down a lot of false beliefs I had about myself and what everyone else told me I should be, and I got into my own self-discovery path, which includes TLE and learning and taking part in things I actually feel passionate about. There have been a lot of steps along the way, but I feel like I'm closer to the light at the end of the tunnel than I was back then, or would have been if I didn't 'screw-up' so to speak. I think I needed to experience the other side. One thing that may have coloured my experience in this regard is the fact that I'm an only child. Parental opinions of only children can sometimes swing every which way. You'll be the golden child, the scapegoat, and the forgotten one all at the same time or in alternating turns in a way that's sort of hard to explain if you haven't known what it's like. It can be difficult also when you have two parents with completely different judgements about the world, and both of them like to shove it down your throat. You can never win in such a scenario, you can only ever pivot, or side with the more sane parent.
  7. From a session dated 20 April 2018 Does the universe run like clockwork or is it governed? FROM MICHAEL: Both. There are forces of momentum at work that we as a Causal Entity still have no concept or conclusion about that origin of energy, but it has mappable and predictable cycles or “clockwork” patterns. However, this is also “governed” by those who participate in and contribute to these forces. If not for that participation and contribution, the cycles would have ended by “now.”
  8. My guess would be that it is a decision made by our collective consciousness, which includes every Human Essence. On a more practical level, the final decision will ALWAYS rest with the incarnate human hosts. Candidates for hosting the IS can opt out at any time, which is why the IS always has many viable Candidates at any given time. Every time the IS has manifested for our Design, a single human being first had to say Yes.
  9. Mike Cleverly

    "Who" decides if IS manifests or not?

    Well I don't think anyone incarnate has that information, but I would be willing to bet its not a decision handed down from on high, I would think that the essences of everyone, incarnated or not, are involved in the decision. I suspect the "decision" is based on the weight of the need for a course correction - when the negative consequences of *not* having a manifestation become clear, when the damage accumulates and snowballs in our future and parallels to reach some kind of critical mass, I expect that weight has its own gravity that attracts the IS manifestation.
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  11. So I was just wondering... How is the decision made? Whose (or "whose") decision is it? Are there conscious bodies that *make* it, or is it more like a cause and effect thing, that certain types of energy just create this event somehow, the vacuum of destructive energy (or something) simply pulls in energies from a higher plane for balance, a manifestation (and then it would be a conscious choice of "who goes") ???
  12. Luciana Flora

    4th IM completed in negative pole?

    I keep wondering if my sister ever felt pressured... I really don't know... My family doesn't usually talk a lot about feelings.... Then I only know what I felt... and with me everything was a surprise... I didn't repeat any school year was a surprise... I got a job was a surprise... There was a concern from my parents that I was "not growing up" so when I was 15 years old there was a time when due to a nostalgia I started listening to some children's songs again and my parents thought it was a sign of immaturity... I just stopped listening or hiding because of it.... But after the comments here I imagine that feeling pressured to be successful shouldn't always be pleasant at all... in my case my success was a surprise... even for me.... IoI
  13. Becca the Student

    Coconut oil

    Hmm, I haven't heard anything about saturated fats being good for you, and a quick google search doesn't provide any sources for me. The links above reference studies with either very few participants or studies that compare between oils--which doesn't help clarify what consuming coconut oil itself actually does to the body, only what coconut oil does in comparison to consuming other oils. Studies that reference the milk or the fruit aren't helpful; coconut milk and the coconut fruit are different in their chemical properties than coconut oil. It IS true that medium-change fatty acids can be beneficial! But I can't find anything that says saturated fats are safe. Could you provide a study or medical/scientific journal that says that? I'm intrigued. I don't mean to be a party pooper. Obviously, it's your body and your choice: eat and consume whatever you want. But just to share from my own admittedly-second-hand and absolutely not expert knowledge: I have family and friends who are doctors, some heads of their department, and none of them believe saturated fats are good for you; fats in general are fine, some fats you definitely want to keep in your diet... but saturated fats solidify at room temperature, and the general rule they've taught me is that if it can solidify at room temp, it can solidify in your arteries, so better to avoid or limit intake.
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