Fördomar är det många som har kring en massa saker, det kan vara "småsaker" om det nu går att kalla fördomar små eller stora, och de kan vara större när fördomarna gäller en hel nation eller ett folkslag. De här fördomarna verkar läcka ut lite då och då och jag anser att vi borde ställa de personer till svars som väljer att hålla fast vid fördomar som inte gynnar någon utom deras egna vilja att hålla fast vid en för dem bekväm bild. En bild som inte ber dem att undersöka fenomenet lite närmre, att lära känna det, vara lite frågvis och nyfiken. Fördomar verkar vara något bekvämt, något vi anänder oss av när vi inte vill veta mer om något och då kan det verka enklare att skapa vår egen bild vilket betyder att vi inte behöver utmanas att möta våra rädslor för det för oss okända och inte heller behöver vi kliva utanför vår bekvämlighetszon. Fördomsspridarna hjälper vi inte genom att vara tysta. Tvärtom, de behöver få veta att den sanning de väljer att ha om något kanske inte riktigt stämmer överens med hur det faktiskt är. Att göra sin röst hörd är mer än viktigt och det kan även hjälpa de som sitter fast i sina bestämda åsikter att frigöra sig.
Today at the checkout a woman was standing a little bit closer than I'm used to and when I was done with my items she placed my basket with the rest, still chatting with her accompaniment. I placed my hand on her shoulder and said thanks and she looked up almost a little bit surprised me thanking her. This reminded me how we can be inspired by other people. She felt so at ease with herself being that close to me and I would assume with other people as well. She looked as if she was from somewhere in the middle east if I was to guess and in my experience people from the middle east seems to have a very strong tradition of brotherhood and community life, they feel very warm hearted to me. Sometimes we swedes are described as a bit cold and shut off, keeping people at a distance and I would agree to some point. The will is there though (I hope dearly) and so when I experience these things I'm forever reminded how we can be inspired by other people to change in the simplest of ways, and how they can enrich our lives. So I would like to thank this woman that I met briefly this morning at the checkout. You made my day
Reading articles it's so easy to see whether the writer has an agenda or are trying to smear or paint someone in a negative light. For those that cannot see that but are tantalised by the story one need to be patient since they too will eventually know what is already known for those that choose to see. Historically what has happened with very strong characters - strong in the sense that they will not hold back what they know innately to be true but has shared it for everyone else to see? Some has been burnt, some tortured, one was put on the cross, and for what? Telling the truth to a humanity that was not willing to listen at that time. In time people realised that what they brought was heavenly and divine and there to help humanity out of the age old suffering. So when Serge Benhayon right now in this day and age are doing the exact same thing are we going to listen or are we going to do it all over again? Well it seems that some will go the old familiar road but I for sure will not. David Leser just shows that he is one that chose to rubbish someone that he obviously can see are doing good and he even enjoyed the healing session he said himself but not the part about reincarnation. This is how it seems to be. We are willing to see what we want to see but not something that challenges us too much. I have no problem to see that what Serge presents is truth along with hundreds if not thousands more all over the world. Matts, Sweden
(Written as a response to an article David Leser wrote about Serge Benhayon in Sydney Morning Herald)
See more: https://wordsonsergebenhayon.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/letter-to-the-smh-biased-account-in-the-da-vinci-mode-article/
This is a response I wrote after reading an article on a blog called "Words on Serge Benhayon" The article is called "The pain in doing good"
This is a very powerful and empowering article because it confirms what many of us can feel but maybe haven't been able to put words into. Like the author of this article I attended quite a few masses when I was younger but I could never really feel any form of love happening there. I know that what I felt inside was very precious and for me that was my connection with God but back then I didn't call it God so when I heard people speak about God and I couldn't feel any love in their words I started to question God and for quite a while I created an issue with the word God. The insidious thing is that when I started to question the word God I also started to question and leave my innate connection that I had with God. Now I'm claiming back back what I know God to be and as much as I can I love speaking about God because it's something that has never left me. I left it because I bought into others version of God even though there are only one true version. God is something that forever lives within us and is deeply connected with how we are and carry ourselves. The phrase that "We are all God's children" are for me very true and God does never leave us. We might leave this connection out of reaction when God is spoken about without love and I would say fair enough, but then we should all claim back what we know love to be and by that we will also claim back what God truly is. This will also put pressure on those speaking about God but are not really connected to what God truly means. Talking about God is one thing - living with God is what counts.
One of the most beautiful things I know is when a woman is in real contentment with her self. It’s like there is nothing else that needs to be added. It’s all complete. The other day I went to the supermarket and the woman behind the counter smiled at me and felt just like that. At ease with herself, and I realised how at ease with my self that made me feel, and also how that’s how it should be. Unfortunately that is not always what I see in society, which is a shame. I feel women should be allowed to enjoy themselves abundantly without having the pressure from the outside world to be anything other than who they are. Why? Because it feels great to meet a woman that can allow herself that grace and beauty and also it makes everyone else at ease as well, so everyone wins out. So why then is this not everyday life? Who prospers on women thinking they have to be something else than their natural self? Do they not feel worthy enough to claim that fact? I’m thinking that if women just accepted the fact that they are enough as it is there would be no room for any outside influence. Rather they would influence the world to change to be part of what they bring. I feel we need this and it would heal the world profoundly on so many levels.
Den senaste tiden har jag funderat på det här med ord. Vissa ord verkar det finnas ett motstånd för, både när det gäller att använda det själva men även när de används av andra, och jag vill kika på varför. Det finns många ord vi kan undersöka men denna gång är det ordet Gud.
Utifrån en privat synvinkel är Gud ett ord jag under lång tid inte har velat använda - även när andra har använt det har jag fått en obekväm känsla eller som man ibland brukar säga en dålig smak i munnen. Orsaken när detta händer kan ju vara att ordet verkligen representerar något obehagligt vilket gör reaktionen ganska naturlig eller så är det att den givna betydelsen av ordet inte stämmer överens med dess sanna betydelse. Och i fall med ord som stämmer överens med den senare beskrivningen så sker det något inom oss. Vi börjar känna en aversion mot ord som inte ges den mening de förtjänar och kanske väljer vi att helt enkelt inte använda ordet längre. Men om ordet beskriver något vi egentligen inte kan ta bort ur våra liv så har vi ett problem OM vi ges en felaktig beskrivning, och accepterar den.
Om ordet beskriver något vi alla har inom oss och som aldrig kommer att försvinna så innebär en frånstötning av ordet även en frånstötning av den aspekten inom oss själva. När det kommer till ordet Gud har många av oss slutat använda ordet då den förklaring vi fått av vad Gud betyder inte riktigt stämmer överens med vår känsla av vad faktiskt Gud är.
När jag växte upp hade jag en relativt konstant känsla inom mig som var väldigt behaglig. Det var som om jag var omhändertagen. En värmande omfamnande känsla. Jag förknippade aldrig denna känsla med någonting speciellt utan det var så det var. När jag under min uppväxt fick höra ordet Gud har jag inget minne av att jag reagerade eller tyckte illa om det men över tid växte det ett obehag när någon använde ordet och jag kunde även känna ilska och nästan lite förnärmad.
Jag tänker att ibland kan det vara lätt att tänka att ord är ord och that’s it. Vissa ord verkar lättare att acceptera då det inte finns någon större oenighet vad ordet representerar. En sten är en sten till exempel och relativt svår att misstolka. När det kommer till ord som kärlek, känsla till exempel, ord som till synes inte har en given betydelse så blir det svårare och det verkar som vi ger dessa ord större tolkningsutrymme. Men ord har ju även en betydelse och om ett ord används utan dess rätta betydelse så kommer man att lämnas med känslan av att något saknas. Det är som att äta något gott men man blir bestulen på den goda smaken. Eller så ersätts den ursprungliga smaken med en annan som inte alls smakar gott. På så sätt kommer man i framtiden undvika att äta just den maten. Det här kan vara orsaken till att vi undviker vissa ord eller känner olust att använda dem. Men vem har auktoritet att bestämma vad ett ord betyder? Och hur kan den sanna och ursprungliga betydelsen gå förlorad? Eller har den det?
Some would say anxiety is a disease but I would say it’s not, it is a condition which means it is reversible. I am a living testimony of that. I was terrified of eating with others, even with close friends. I could get panic attacks but no one noticed because I was the master at showing a proper controlled face to the world, yet my inside was like a hurricane. I developed lots of skills to make sure no one noticed. I went to the toilet, I went to get some water, and some times I just left to let the steam out of the system.
This went on for many years and it was very very exhausting and it wore me down. Or it wore something down, something that’s been part of my behaviour for a long time; the need to control things, the need to appear perfect, the need to show an exterior that said everything was fine when that was not always the case.
I think I was quite remote from people before this happened. Up on a pedestal out of reach from people, and I liked it that way. I was never questioned for being this way yet some surely could feel it. During this period I also got very severe acne that had to be treated medically. This was another thing that felt to me devastating since I relied a lot on my looks, but now I couldn’t do that anymore and I was left feeling quite miserable, yet I always kept a well managed appearance that everything was fine.
Eventually I couldn’t keep this facade up any longer so I basically said when I felt this way what was going on and the funny this was that nothing big happened part from me feeling very relieved. Some were a bit surprised that the most social guy on earth could feel this way, but part from that no big deal really yet for me it was like the heaven’s had opened up.
These feeling of strong anxiety and panic still came but now I had found a way to deal with it, and what I’ve discovered over the years is that anxiety is not something real yet it can feel very real if we give it power. It wants us to think that it’s mighty and strong and we are less but it if we give it a closer look it’s naught and it vanishes, yet up until that point it has all the strength in the word just because we give it that strength. It’s like a hologram, it’s just a mirage, stop giving it power and it will cease to be.
This might sound easy and it actually is but let me explain a bit more about why anxiety can come into our system.
We are made to shine, we are made to be who we truly are and that is something we cannot eradicate or take away it’s just the way it is. Holding ourselves back, holding what we have within us back will however create a huge block in our bodies that will eventually burst in one way or another. Anxiety is just us holding ourselves back, not speaking up, not wanting to be seen, us hiding from the world. It’s a tension that we create in our bodies. Now some might feel too afraid to be who they truly are and that might be fair to say but then we have to ask ourselves why that is; are we not encouraged to be who we truly are from young, are we made to think we have to be something, do something? We all know the answer to that don’t we so then we have to educate ourselves back knowing that it’s safe again. It feels like I could go on talking about this forever, and I will keep this conversation going, this is just the beginning.
With lots of love for now,
Felt to share just in case someone has missed it how facebook has introduced the new emotions. Before it was just the like button but now there are different emotions you can choose such as ‘love’ ‘sad’ ‘angry’. Every time I get the notification and it says that someone has reacted to my link or photo I’m actually triggered to react just because of the word ‘react’. To react means you go into reaction to something and it’s not actually a good thing. Reaction is something we do in defence and it triggers us to go into conflict mode. Is this deliberate by facebook? I don’t know, only facebook can answer that but I felt to raise our awareness about this because all the conflicts we seen in the world is because we react, we get emotional, we defend. So what can we do part from reacting? We can start feeling! Or more correctly we can start to rekindle our ability to feel because we all felt everything as children. Feeling makes us more reflective in life whereas reacting is just a lash out to something or someone we’ve reacted to and it’s done in the same energy to what we’ve reacted to, hence why there’s often conflict when we react. A dilemma can only we solved when approached with a different energy, something Einstein also realised - that you cannot solve a problem unless you introduce a different quality of energy to the problem. Anyways, small things like these might seem small and trivial but for me they’re not. We create the world we live in and for me looking at these microcosmic things feel important because in the end they affect the quality of the whole we live in.
I was just amazed how beautifull women are when they are just left to be themselves. I think that so many times women get looked at in a way that makes them feel they have to perform in one way or another. When you just meet them without any strings being cast out they just shine and sparkle and it's a joy to see and feel. Isn't it amazing what can happen just going to the grocery store : )
I'm asking myself what is the deal with Donald Trump? And what is the deal with everyone suddenly rallying against him? Suddenly he's become the most talked about person in social media, and mostly in negative terms. It's like the masses has woken up to what is about to happen and they feel the need to speak up. But when I watch Mr Trump I don't see someone really going for presidency, I see someone that is quite fed up with everything and gets off doing what he does just because he can. But that shouldn't be the reason for becoming the president should it? To be honest I'm just waiting for him to just stop and say, "ok folks, I've done my piece, I just wanted to see how far you could actually go with a big load of money in this country. What I've said is obviously something the people feel as well and if so we need to straighten ourselves up both politically but also morally. You should have thrown me out of here long time ago just like I did with many of those that didn't agree with me." If he would do that things would make sense and it would be a healthy lesson to learn from. If not, well, then we'll see what happens. To me Mr Trump feels to obviously in your face wrong so I'm just waiting for him to step aside for someone else to take his place. The danger in that is that the one stepping in might not be so in your face wrong but offering solutions that seems better but perhaps not true. This is just me thinking away based on what I've felt, let's see how this unfolds, over and out.