Here is a subject that may be considered way out there to many, but I feel can be one of the most important unknowns for people to get a better grasp of.
Sacrifice is the act of willingly giving up something in order to effect a change for the positive. Some people would picture an alter high up, possibly on a pyramid where human life is extinguished for the greater good of a village, city or civilization,
this has happened in the distant past for many different reasons like for promise of good crops or good weather or lack of natural disasters and the such,
the effects of sacrifice are varied greatly depending on the situation and conditions. Power from a sacrifice varies greatly depending on a lot of factors.
I would like to start with the perfect example of a sacrifice that has affected the greatest good on the planet that I am sure most would agree with, and that is the death of Jesus Christ on the cross,
this is a man that voluntarily gave his life so that everyone could be forgiven their sins. Jesus could have made a confession to not being the son of God and his life may have been spared, he could have denied what he had done to save his own life, but he chose to stick to his guns and help everyone else at his expense.
What made this such a powerful event is that this man was perfect, he was without sin what so ever, in his whole existence he never succumbs to the evil of any sort, he actually had everything to live for but exchanged it all for us to have a chance to be one with his father.
This example would be hard to beat in any circumstance, there is a power in purity, which is why virgins were a prime example of sacrifice subjects, but that is not enough, the subject has to be freely willing to do this or else it would just be considered murder,
also, the reason for the sacrifice would have to be good, it couldn't be for a personal gain or to greatly change the cosmic balance, ideally it would have to be mostly a selfless act, so if the subject was sick and about to die anyway, the power of the act would be diminished.
To suffer or to relinquish a right or liberty does not always have to result in death to affect a good thing to happen especially if it is selfless, Gandhi is a good example of this type of act where a voluntary act of starvation would help free a nation, he was not coerced in doing this, it was completely of his own God-given free will.
I myself have made sacrifices for a good result that would help many people including myself, I was careful not to make it something that would upset a cosmic balance, but it was a ritual that was not exactly fun, and at times was painful, it drew upon the power of the people of our great nation that freely gave their lives in order for us to enjoy the liberties that we have today,
I cannot go into detail as to what it is specifically, and I will explain later why, but it did not directly profit anyone, only their well being.
This now brings me to prayer, prayer is also a great force that has many levels of effectiveness depending on the subject and circumstances. Prayer is somewhat like a sacrifice in the way that it is used,
the most effective types of prayer would have to be totally selfless acts, meaning that praying for someone you know would not be as effective as praying for someone you do not know or even greater if you pray for someone you dislike,
like most people, we pray for our loved ones, and when I say that it is not as effective as praying for someone you dislike, I do not mean to deter anyone from praying for anyone they wish, as all prayer helps,
also prayer is most effective if no one knows that you are praying, also that is not to say that telling someone that you will pray for them is bad, especially if that act would bring comfort to them, but telling other people that you have prayed for so and so will diminish the act as it has just become less selfless,
this is also not to say that praying together in church is bad, but sometimes intention is confused by people thinking that if people see me praying, they will think I am a good person, this would be leaning towards being a selfish act that may end up hurting more than helping.
The most important aspect of prayer is the true intention. Jesus has stated that it is best to go into your closets to pray, let no one know what you do as your heavenly father will always know your deeds and intent.
Also if you intend to include some sort of sacrifice on your behalf such as fasting, take care of yourself and not allow others to recognize what you are doing or have done. These acts should be kept as anonymous and secret as possible,
the exception to this is what Gandhi did, where the action was needed to be known by as many as possible to be most effective. Also letting someone know of the benefits that you gain from fasting is not bad either as it may help them in the future.
Just as acts of compassion like donations to charities, it is not always as easy to stay anonymous in these cases, especially if you are donating large amounts of money, The extremely rich such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have vowed to donate at least 50% of their money in their lives or upon their death,
this is a great thing just for the fact that it is a huge amount of money, a majority of people that make donations to whatever, do it also for tax purposes, which I personally would feel that it detracts from the intent of goodness, this is not to say that giving money to any deserving charity is bad, even if you are getting a financial credit for doing so, but there is much to be said about staying anonymous when making donations, especially if you wish to keep this action totally selfless,
as for helping your soul, the 8 richest people in the world have as much money as worlds poorest 50% of people, so when they give away 50% of their 10's of billions of dollars, it isn't a horrific sacrifice as you might imagine,
but none the less it is a good thing that they do, but for us normal people, giving up 50% of our wealth would leave us ruined, so it is a much more powerful deed for us when we make an anonymous donation.
By staying anonymous, it ensures our selflessness and also keeps these charities from selling our names to other charities or even hounding us again and again for even more money,
that is one thing that bothers me and that is when someone makes a donation in my name, I end up being hounded for money from charities I have never heard of,
by making an anonymous donation by money order or certified check, you will ensure some privacy and what's more valuable, by not declaring it on your taxes, it becomes a selfless act which has a more karmic value,
this may be a greater problem if you wish to donate more than $5000 as these amounts tend to be tracked by the government but there are also ways to get around this also, I am sure there are a lot of people that would like to have this problem.
Returning to sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice that can be made is giving your life to save another, a firefighter that enters a burning building to save others is a noble profession and is usually one that is destined for a person that may have an excess of karmic baggage from their previous lives,
people are normally drawn to professions that they are adept at doing or from ones that their soul will advance from, professions that require unusual amounts of sacrifice or ones that help people are not necessarily ones that should be searched for especially if you don't have a calling for it.
There is truly an innate power in any sort of sacrifice that is not readily seen, I am a firm believer in the Michael Teachings, but I have also noticed that this group of entities either are not aware of these benefits or decide not to touch on this subject at all for it's worth,
it seems our human bodies are just expendable tools which are mostly a means to an end, I believe there is much more than this, I believe it is a great privilege to have our bodies, we may feel and have to go through much pain at times to advance in our quest for enlightenment not exactly by our choice,
but that should not deter from the fact that is we decide to forfeit some of our civil liberties and or put ourselves in uncomfortable or painful situations for the good of others known and or unknown to us by exercising our God-given rights of free will,
those actions of selfless sacrifice should carry some significant weight when combined with the strength of will, some power from the upper planes can be tapped to help the cause of unconditional love to be displayed in the name of God.
There is also the sacrifice of your material beliefs and Desires, the sacrifice of your material things also known as charity is a benefit to you and your soul and to God, getting rid of all of that junk will free you and your soul,
charity of your time is of great value especially if you have karmic debt that needs to be resolved.
There is also the sacrifice of your desires, this is a purely spiritual thing that will give you some spiritual power to advance in your incarnation, stopping eating meat, eating only 2 meals a day and fasting are some basic sacrifices that are made by many,
also, there is the sacrifice of sensual wants and replacing them with spiritual endeavors, such as cutting out television and games to an extent and all of the addictive pleasures that are from false personality such as smoking, drinking, and overeating, celibacy is another sacrifice that brings power to enlightenment.
I personally believe that when I want to fast for any amount of time, I do not just limit my fast to just food, I also include some of my quickly disappearing desires, just for an exercise in the elimination of material desires, I discontinued my subscription to Netflix, in order to decrease my audio/visual desirous options,
I now have been limiting myself to things that are more spiritually enlightening, I have been watching some old episodes of Kung Fu the series as it does give some
tidbits from the wisdom of Lao Tze, but even this is withheld during my fast, mostly I write about enlightenment and read about spiritual subjects to pass my time,
meditation is usually the climax to this activity, hoping to gain a little more knowledge about myself and all there is.
What is and Isn't to be taught here
All that will be taught here will mostly be common sense observations to how life should be lived to it's fullest potential, I may use quotes from certain scriptures and statements from wise intelligent people,
but I will not be approaching any occult beliefs or use any hermetic teachings to confound your minds, it is true that I will approach some hard to grasp beliefs that do need to be pondered as they do affect our lives to some extent,
deities and all-encompassing concepts will be hit upon as they are such a part of the world's beliefs that it would be very difficult to avoid.
There are many sites about positive thinking, and the new age phenomena have crept into today's thoughts and actions so much as it would also be hard to not mention certain aspects of all of these.
I will not teach all that I believe, but I may lead you to explore what may be interesting to you.
Even though hard to grasp subjects will be approached and unbelievable unproven concepts will be presented,
they are mostly for you to ponder, these sites should be valuable to believers and non-believers in anything considered supernatural. Logical opinions about life in general, observations from different points of view and personal opinions will be presented for you to decide it's ultimate worth.
Generally, Mankind is in a sad state, and all of us need to get on the same page of reality in order for there to be peace in the world. I will be presenting my personal belief system and explain how it may work,
all of you reading this have free will, and all of you can believe what you wish, I just hope that your beliefs include letting others have their beliefs also.
My beliefs are basically a bit of all the worlds beliefs, condensed and distilled to a streamlined system that has no great requirements of anyone that are other than mostly common sense, minus the fear and dogma that inflames the emotions of believers in many other religions.
Explanations of how we need to change in order to get along with others on the planet, procedures to allow you to further your exploration of your own mind and body, including explanations of why you feel the way you do and how to remedy certain problems you may have,
it is true that some of these explanations will involve faith in certain beliefs, but the spiritual aspects can be replaced with psychological doctrines that have been developed in the past to make explanations to some more reasonable.
I am a lover of nature and all that is natural on this planet, I recycle, I compost, I grow some of my own food and I feel that I am part of all that is on our planet,
I don't litter and I treat others as I would like to be treated, I feel that I have a moral obligation to all of humanity and for that matter to all of the earth to respect natures balance,
this does not have anything to do with religion or non-religion, It is just a right way of being as far as I perceive it, there are others that are total users of life, there is no regard for nature or our planet,
is it because these sorts of things aren't taught in our schools or is it that our parents that have dropped the ball? when did the awareness become lost?
Having a preoccupation with building a big bankroll, without any concern of whose toes get stepped on or by what means it is attained, seems to be the status quo for some,
taking responsibility for one's actions has been put on the back burner for some, this sort of attitude towards life will keep humanity from evolving to something that our galaxy would be proud of.
Life Is Good
There will be a great deal of you that have come to this site that is well off, life has been good to you organically or of your hard work and efforts, but you have come here because you feel something is lacking in your life,
the success and money just don't seem to be enough, you may be a "young soul" that has been pre-programmed to succeed, and the "material life" agrees with you,
you are well at home with money and or power and building an empire is the thing you are best at.
If you have gone through this site far enough to realize that Cause and Effect or Karma will be a debt that sooner or later will come due,
most likely near the end of your incarnations, but it is not too late to get a jump on those later lives by providing a service to those in need, charitable contributions to worthy causes will help your cosmic spreadsheet towards your future lifetimes.
Coming back to giving, as many of you may be young souls, you may have climbed over a few people to get to the top on a few occasions in your previous lifetimes, this will be the opportune time to start giving back, to start paying for what you may have done previously,
it's one thing to pay for a college education, but it's another to make someone comfortable who will never need to work, you will be robbing them of a character-building experience that will mold them into a better person.
I in no way was a poor person that scraped by day to day just getting by, I was fairly average, but when it came to making much money, it really didn't matter so much to me,
yes, I thought it would be nice to have nice things, but that was just a fantasy to me, I never had any great hardships that some people have, I had the usual normal hardships that everyone will face sooner or later like deaths in the family or events that may set you back at times,
yet I still had some Karma from some previous lives that I had to deal with, being an old soul, this is a normal state of affairs.
I very much appreciated when my Father made me pay rent and pushed my limit to see how self-sufficient I could be, and I actually believe this is a good exercise to give to all children as they grow up.
So life is good for you and you want to make the most of it, just remember how you got where you are.
Yes, it may be true that life is good for you, but should it matter how life is for the rest of humanity? You may see some heart-wrenching thing on TV or the internet and say, oh, that's horrible,
but you, like most people distance yourself from such things, if you are one to be attracted to other peoples distress or misfortune, this should be a habit to lose, your false personality is base and is driven more by primal instincts which we as a civilization has not been necessary for us for thousands of years,
we need a mellow civilization in order to progress, the bloodthirsty attitudes should not go past a friendly team rivalry, competition as a whole tends to perpetuate these sorts of feelings,
it is not at all reasonable to expect humanity to change their competitive ways, but to compete for peaceful things would be a step in the right direction.
How good do you really think that life is? Are all of the things that you have acquired over the years fulfilling all of your needs? you may be a collector of stuff as a hobby, I myself collected coins when I was young,
it seemed logical to me as it could always be spent if needed, but it never filled any voids in my life, and I guess that could be said of all "things" I now put a premium on knowledge especially if it leads to wisdom,
would you believe that you would have a feeling of satisfaction for doing something totally selfless? If you have never done any charity work or community help for nothing more than a thank you, I suggest that you give it a try at least once to see how it feels,
just a temporary shift towards your spiritual side foregoing some of your material aspirations for a while is a positive "life is good" type of move that everyone needs to develop, then you can re-assess how good that couch potato or clubbing life really is.
Do I have a Soul?
This is a quest that we will have to make on our own, to prove that you have a soul is a purely subjective project that has several ways of being accomplished,
on other pages of some of my sites I have revealed how I personally have come in contact with my soul and was aware of its presence for months at a time, this was mostly due to what I had read and what I have learned over many years,
my path was best suited to me as I have always had a spiritual view of life, but was more of an observer than a participant and my route to self-realization was a rather lengthy trip with many detours,
I will attempt to make this much quicker for all of you especially if you are new to this, eventually, there will be a page with links to literature and information that can help the processes,
45 years of seeking, covering many topics are not necessary, but if you wish to reach any state of self-realization a certain train of thought will be needed to allow your mind to become used to a new or different reality.