How Not to Be An Activist

Christ, Gandhi and Martin Luther King all demonstrated non-violent activism. They lived lives giving themselves human rights, as well as others, and then living those human rights. Others have tried to take these human rights away, but no one can take away our living of our human rights. We can only throw them away ourselves.

We have to remember that no matter what we fix out in the world – the external world – external to what is within our hearts and minds – that if we do not change ourselves, as well – what is within ourselves – healing that which needs healing, facing the challenges of changing our own self – we will create the exact same problematic world that we live in today. With no change within ourselves, there will be no real change in humanity’s creation of the world.  That which is within is reflected externally.

We can war with each other placing ourselves on either side of the battle, with all efforts still being “to go to war”. We simply tell ourselves that we’re righteous and the other side is in the wrong. This is how war is created. Both sides consider themselves righteous. Both sides consider the other side to be ignorant.  When violence is chosen by both sides – violence of deeds and words – there is no difference in the violence either side inflicts upon the other side whether it’s a violence of deeds or a violence of words. If we ignore the need for the inner change within our own self, we are part of the problem, regardless of which side we’re on and regardless of what changes we seek in the external world.

This may not be the popular view of our world. The popular view is addiction to violence and conflict – where conflict and war are acceptable.

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“As souls, we have the freewill choice to choose any and all life options – to stop, turnaround, run away, hide, freeze, get lost, shrink, and say ‘no’, or at any time, we can choose to get back up whenever we fall flat on our face, and renew our feelings and determination to never give up on our seeking Oneness with God.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“He who is determined enough to succeed, will never fail.” Og Mandino.

Why are there so many white supremacists…?

My question to you is, why are there so many white supremacists here in the USA, who profess to be “good” Christians, who continue to hate Jews and accuse us of conspiracy and part of a Synagogue of Satan? Like my parents before me, I am concerned for my children and grandchildren.  Wandering Jew

I can offer you two answers.

First, Hatred of others does not start in a book, nor a religion, nor a form of government, philosophy, organization, scientific discipline, mathematical equation, or any structure that humans have built and use.  Hatred starts inside the hearts and minds of each separate individual who chooses for himself and herself.

Within a person who chooses hatred with any of it’s various manifesting forms, within themselves, the individual then chooses that structure outside of the heart, using that structure or belief system or etc., etc., to support, justify or rationalize acting on their hatred.

Each human belief system and societal structure can be a tool for building humanity and our relationships or a tool for destroying humanity and our relationships.  These organized systems are usurped for any person’s purposes and agenda which they hold within their own hearts and minds.

Look inside the basic precepts of all the structures and systems that I’ve mentioned in this blog post and you’ll find true wisdom and opportunity to unite people.  But, not all people seek to practice the wisdom or take the opportunities to unite when they take hold of the precepts.  As I’ve said, they take hold of a particular belief system in order to support and justify their own feelings, beliefs and actions.

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The second reason is really the real reason.  It is this:  If we look as deep as possible within the souls, hearts and minds of any individual, we would see such suffering and pain, that could cause any manner of insane acting out, in order to find something that would relieve their own tremendous suffering which can exist within them for millennia after millennia.  Were we willing to look at their (or our own) suffering and pain, it would bring a greater understanding to all of us, and give us good reason to disarm our own weapons aimed at them.

Imagine two people on opposite sides of every issue saying this same thing directed at the other, “I hate the suffering and pain that your viewpoint causes and adds to mine and others’ lives.”  In effect, this is what is happening.

Healing both sides is a slow process, but it is a process that we are involved in through our prayers, our meditations, our mercy, our forgiveness and more.  Because no law can ever stop our prayers, meditations, mercy, forgiveness, patience, loving kindness, compassion, brotherhood, unity and more happening within our hearts, the process of healing will never be stopped.  God in all His forms that we believe in is committed to this, and will see it through to the completion for all life.

The harvest is ready.  Who will become a worker?

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“No one speaking judgement and condemnation, separation and attack speaks for God. No one speaking punishment and retribution, speaks for God. The one speaking love, forgiveness, kindness, brotherhood, acceptance, patience, tolerance and mercy – this one speaks for God.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2009-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“Stereotypes are not real people, and they only exist in our own minds. Every person is a soul who is a cosmos, who is a full universe unto themselves.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2009-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We can only teach love, and all that love entails, by loving and making our love real, active and involved in our life.
We can only teach forgiveness, and all that forgiveness entails, by forgiving and making our forgiveness real, active and involved in our life.
We can only teach mercy, and all that mercy entails, by giving mercy and making this mercy real, active and involved in our life.
We can only teach…” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2009-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

Suicide

Sadness and grief permeate all facets of suicide. The human experiences of those who commit suicide and the human experiences of those who are left behind contain all manners of sorrow and pain before, during and after it is done. From the spiritual side of life, there is another consideration – an  opportunity to grow as a soul is lost.

Many humans will discuss the subject of suicide and condemn the act. Many say it’s not a problem at all.  Many say that it is an unforgivable sin. Many say that the person goes to hell for committing suicide. Many people say many things about what others do.

But, God does not take instruction from mankind. Like so many other things, our experience on the other side is very much based on our beliefs on this side. The standards we set for others are the standards we must be judged by – to some degree.  The point being that God determines what God’s perspective and stance on something is.

In the process of soul growth – the expansion and evolution of the consciousness of an individual spirit inhabiting or not inhabiting a body – we are afforded many opportunities to learn of our relationships to God, to each other and to ourselves. Suicide, like many other things of this type in life, (murder, drug addiction, etc) prevents or stops particular opportunities for the soul to face certain necessary challenges.  But in the eternity of Infinite time, something else is the case.

First, suicide, like so many other experiences, is a personal choice. How we treat others is a choice. How we treat God is a choice. How we treat ourselves is a choice.

When suicide is chosen and acted out, very little of their personal pain, challenges and lessons change for the soul. Their challenges don’t go away. Their suffering doesn’t go away. However, their connection to others on Earth who may have been helpful does go away for a while. Their opportunity to continue learning of the issues at hand does go away for a while.

Still, learning as a whole, does not go away. Starting over at some point in the future and facing the same challenges, doesn’t go away. While we will one day be required to clean up our exact same messes with regards to the people who had been in our physical life, the fact that “God loves a soul who is willing to start over” (Edgar Cayce) means that we are not abandoned in our soul growth after an act of suicide. It will just take longer.  It also means we don’t get to escape from learning a “particular lesson”.

As souls, we have much to learn. As human beings, we have much to learn in the extreme. One of those things to learn is that while many want it to be, suicide isn’t the escape people think it is. There is no escape from the soul work we have to do or the issues, circumstances, and challenges that we must eventually and one day will face.

As human beings we have many experiences that can lead us to think that suicide is the only door open to us. So many of us, if not all of us, must face this perspective that we have potentially within us. One thing to remember, (when the time comes for each of us to answer this question for ourselves,) is that we are not designed to go through life alone. We are designed to need one another.  The need for one another can be said to have been built into our “spiritual DNA” – the very energy/essence of our existence.  It is truth that we are all in this boat together. We are teammates. We can make it through these experiences by connecting to our teammates, relying on others to help us, and one day in turn, maybe us helping some other teammate.

Another thing to remember, is that Christ can truly be thought of as one of our best friends. (We will always have this one best friend.)  When we face the challenges that we will face, we can reach out to our best friends – the friend who is most able to understand and have room for us in their heart.  We can also reach out to any teammates who are “in the boat rowing along side of us (any human whom we find to reach out to.)

While we may argue this point, it really is true – God designed us to need one another. Problems arise when we try to ignore this need.  Problems can be healed and resolved when we understand and act on this need.

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“We aren’t meant to go it alone.  God designed us to need one another.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1996 – 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

Window Dressing for Mannequins

What is “living from spirit”?  What is “living from spirituality”?  What is “Spirit”?

I’m going to answer this way.  We have all chosen certain lifestyles.  For the quote Spiritually-minded person unquote, a certain lifestyle is chosen.

Unfortunately, people start thinking that the lifestyle is what is Spirit in our lives.

Too many times, I’ve seen any number of us decorate our homes with the “right spiritually-minded” things.  We go to the right “spiritually-minded” restaurants.  We attend the right “Spiritually-minded” events.  We have the right “spiritually-minded” clothing.  We eat the right “spiritually-minded” foods.  We vote “spiritually-minded” for the right candidates.  We practice the right “spiritually-minded” exercise.  Yet, it’s all window dressing, because it is external from our heart and consciousness.  We’re going by what we think in our head or lifestyle that we consider “spiritually-based”.  As one person said, “It’s vanity.”

Window dressers are decorating a manikin and manikins aren’t real people.

Being human, even when we wear the right clothing, and attend or teach the right classes, we can still blame others for our own issues and problems in our lives.  We blame others in our relationship problems.  We project our shortcomings and dislikes onto others.  We can hold resentments, judgements, bitterness and all likes of other issues.

How many people do you know that blame Republicans for the problems in this nation – or blame Democrats – or blame men – or blame women – or blame this group or that group or this person or that, etc. etc. etc.

Sad.

I know some car mechanics who know who they are more than some window dressing “spiritually-minded” people who do the right spiritually-minded things, and say the right spiritually minded words.  Some of these who know themselves – even a car mechanic – lead quiet lives of service to others with no window dressing at all – wearing dirty overalls, with grease under their fingernails and worn out t-shirts.  No one of any level of awareness knows that a Bodhisattva (your word, not mine) lives near by and the B. couldn’t care less about the label.

No amount of decorating with the right wall decorations or playing the right music or going to the right circle dances or eating the right foods or attending the right psychic faire, or anything outside ourselves will of itself be any answer to what we really seek.

We seek our self.  But more often than not, we reject this as the answer to our problems.  And the reason we reject this answer is because we reject our self.  We think so little of our-self that we believe we couldn’t possibly be the answer to what we seek.  We think “our self is so unworthy of being sought”.  So, we add more window dressing and eat the right foods and say the right words, and attend the right events, and continue to think so little of ourselves.

And when we finally come to realize that we think so little of our own self, we blame others for this – our parents, our spouse, our children, the Republicans, the Democrats, the president, men, women, etc. etc. etc. (take your pick.) for our own attitudes about our self.

Sad.

The journey within is just that.  It is a journey to find out the truth about our self, and why we think so little of our self that we start to decorate our life to distract us from how little we think of our self.  We can then start thinking the decoration is what “Spirit” is all about.

The answer is and will always be to seek our own self.  To know oneself.  Why do I feel this way about that person or group?  How does condemning others, blaming others or criticizing others serve me?  Why do I blame that political group or this religious group?  Am I willing to be more honest with myself in my answers?

We are a cosmos unto ourselves – a true cosmos.  The journey will one day start, and we will reach the deepest parts of our self in this journey.  But, the journey won’t progress when we choose instead to window dress the manikins – the external – and ignore the internal.

So, the answer to the questions at the beginning?  Every human on this planet, (every life form on this planet) in truth of fact, is on a very real spiritual path.  Even the ones we blame for all the external window dressings that we don’t like.  The cosmos that we seek isn’t “out there”.   When we finally get it, we’ll realize “out there” is just window dressing manikins.

What may strike so many as a horrible statement is that the real issue here isn’t what happens with the Earth or our physical life, (it will one day pass away in a destruction like how it was born) the real issue to focus on is what happens within us – in our hearts and minds.

Where do we window dress compassion?  Not on the walls.  Where do we apply forgiveness and understanding, patience and mercy?  Not starting in a set of exercises or the food we eat or the people we vote for.  Rather, in our day to day activities, from the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we go back to sleep, relating to our self and the others in our lives and to the aspects of our lives that we come face to face with every day – like road rage, and clerks at the grocery store, or politicians in the news.

Our spiritual practice does not have the Earth and it’s inhabitants as what we need to change first and foremost.  Our own heart, mind and soul is what we change, first and foremost.  This is the greatest of purposes of a spiritual practice – to change from resentment, dishonesty with ourselves, bitterness and more to practicing patience, understanding, and tolerance.   From condemning another to recognizing that when we condemn one person, we are condemning our self.  From shaming another person, or assigning guilt, to realizing that when we shame one person, or assign guilt, we are shaming all of life and assigning guilt to all life – including our self.

When we change that which is within our hearts towards others, we are, in truth of fact, changing the world we live in – because we just changed one of the world’s inhabitants – an inhabitant that helps to create the world, helped to create it before and will again.  And that doesn’t necessarily need yoga pants to do.

Of course, if the dressing of manikins is your meditation practice, let it lead you within, to find out why you are who you are, and God bless you for it.  Remember, even taking out the garbage that goes to the landfill can serve as a spiritual practice, especially if we bless the garbage as something useful for those life forms here in 10,000-50,000 years.

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“All life forms in the Earth are Spirit in matter, exploring and learning about life and Spirit – even the Earth, itself.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

Coming to Our Senses?

I was thinking about your comment that 9/11 is a lessening of what would have occurred if it weren’t for prayers. However, millions of people died because of 9/11 – in Iraq, in Libya, in Syria. Our rights have been severely restricted and people have been tortured and had their lives taken away from them by imprisonment. It appears to me that there was no abatement in suffering and that 9/11 and its aftermath will create more before this madness ends.

Is an economic collapse necessary to bring people to their senses? Is it necessary to defund and dismantle the war machine? Will the US finally look inward when things come crashing down?  Lisa H

You are right.  Millions of people died because of the 9/11 attack. You’re also right that there is no abatement in the existence and presence of suffering. But, all I say now is recorded in the Akashic Records available for all to investigate. That future of which we were able to heal so much, the future which included the prayers and meditations of millions of people bringing forth change, the future which these millions were able to raise the vibrations of this whole planet through spiritual effort – is a future which had been helped to be avoided where billions of people would have died instead. There would have been suffering for all humanity for a whole generation and longer still.

The planet itself was slated to undergo cataclysmic destruction from energy and consciousness patterns destined to manifest.  Through the great effort of so many, who brought forth the love, mercy, compassion, cooperation and all manners of other help, so much has been healed.  But, so much has not yet been healed, also.

What we see today is still great suffering.  Yet, there is a great difference, because of what has been healed and therefore avoided because of the healing. Are there still serious problems? Absolutely.  “Is an economic collapse necessary to bring people to their senses?” An economic collapse would NOT bring people to their senses.

Are you asking what would bring people to their senses? My answer is not the answer you might look for. You’re asking for an external event to trigger people looking inwardly. External events don’t bring about civilizations to look inward. Internal events bring about individuals looking inwardly. Internal events only happen when individuals of their own freewill choose to be open in their hearts and minds to have internal events happen.  So, what would bring people to their senses?

Patience. A quality which so many deem so insignificant and unworthy that it is ignored and dismissed without so much as a second thought. Patience is a quality which people feel is so unimportant that few seek to develop this quality, (and many choose not to at all.)  Yet, in patience we will know our very souls – because of walking our path to go within to seek our own souls. And in knowing our souls, we will recognized our innate inner spiritual nature, knowing then that we are eternal spiritual beings with Infinity within us and at our fingertips, not fleshly beings that have to fight each other for every scrap of physical food.

This Earth is not our spiritual home.  We come from the awareness of our spirit nature, and in time, we will return to the awareness of our spirit nature.  Christ said to all of us, “I go to prepare a place for you.”  This is the place in consciousness where we are once again aware of the truth and existence of being spirit.  We are spirit beings, born in the spirit image of God.  Because Jesus Christ has completed the spiritualization of the Earth, this transformation of consciousness – from believing we are flesh beings to being aware that we are spirit beings – is guaranteed, but not in a single lifetime.  Neither God, nor Christ, nor so many other souls helping will give up on any soul.  God has willed that no soul shall perish – forever destined to believe they are a fleshly, separated being.  And so, the path is slow, so that no soul is left behind – not a single soul.

Hence, patience with one another and patience with ourselves is to be learned.  And with God, learning patience is possible.

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“God’s Patience is as Infinite as God.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2004-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“God does not accept “No” for an answer when He calls us. He does accept “Not Yet”, but He does not accept “No”. He will wait with Infinite Love and Infinite Patience until we’re ready to have “I’m ready, now, to say ‘Yes'” come from inside our heart. ” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2004-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“God does not approach us with judgement or criticism in His heart, but rather Patience, Understanding, Kindness and Love.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2004-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

 

A Young Soul Still Learning

Look into a person’s past lives and it reveals a great deal about how they came to be who they appear to be, today. For example, current president, Donald Trump is a “young” soul (not an insult) who has had several recent past lives where his mentors have told him, “Yes, you can.” (Sound familiar? This and “You can do it!” is what we tell our children all the time.) Donald Trump trusted his mentors, and came to believe that “He can do whatever he believes.” So, he takes himself in that direction.

However, on the surface of this particular life, trying to do just that – to enact the belief that “You can do it” – appears to be hubris to so many. It appears to be effort by others.

He is a young soul, learning as he goes, but young souls are the majority or us on this planet – no matter what people think. He has future lives where he will continue to learn just how to fulfill, “You can do it.” In these future lives, he will continue to strive to get things done. Every human being is on a spiritual path of learning in this school called Earth.

For him, like so many of us, it is more a lesson in patience, when we can see the potential someone has, or that something is, in fact, achievable. But, then we think it can be done overnight or in one lifetime – impatience. We judge many people for not living up to a standard in our own minds thinking they should be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Instead, it would be better, if we held in our minds that the standard that we can see is meant to be achieved in many (sometimes many, many) lifetimes of learning and striving.

As an example, the soul we know as Mozart was in his 4th of 7 lifetimes focused directly on music when he composed the music we are familiar with. His 1st through 3rd lives were not at the same level of mastering music with which he came into his 4th life. His 5th lifetime is a lifetime of teaching music. His 6th and 7th deal with healing effects of music, as well as reaching into the vibrations and music of the spheres – what I’d call, for lack of a better term, what we think of as angelic music – in that realm.

If you don’t like what I’ve shared here – which I got from the Akashic records, it’s all in the Akashic records for anyone and everyone. You’re welcome to look for yourselves.

Epilogue: The Pharaohs in Egypt over the 9000+ years (actual history) that Pharaohs ruled Egypt – of the over 3000 Pharaohs – about 20-25% were younger than 12-14 years old. The scenario of “young” souls ruling the country happens quite often. God gives everyone a chance to learn and grow from the circumstances of our lives.

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“One thing that blocks us from learning our spiritual lesson when we find ourselves stuck, is feeling sorry for ourselves (which we all do from time to time.) Feeling sorry for ourselves has never been the lesson we’re meant to learn.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, by Jodie Senkyrik)

“The peace which we seek in this world, will it come if we don’t forgive?” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, by Jodie Senkyrik)

Previous Article: Love and Hate

The previous article was heavy.  It wasn’t very uplifting, inspirational, supportive or light.  Hatred is like that, isn’t it.

God’s gift to us isn’t hatred.  God’s gift to us, is that which we are made of – that which is our very essence – that which our spirit existence is based on – Love.  Love is our essence.  Love is our substance.  Love is the material of which we are made of.  God made us in His/Her own image and that image is Love.  We are made out of the spirit substance that is known and recognized to be Love.  For this reason, and from this substance, we live and exist.

We naturally gravitate to love, are attracted to love and long for love.  To all of us beings, love is the round peg finding a round hole – a square peg finding a square hole.

In contrast, we must struggle with all our might to avoid love, to disconnect from love and to push love away (and we do that.)  We must work hard to deny love, because our very own essence is what we are denying.

Many will say, “rubbish” to all this, in an effort to run away from love, in an effort to push away love, in an effort to say “no” to love – which in turn, is running away from ourselves, pushing our self away and saying no to our self.  We do this, because we’re so used to thinking this way – to say no to love.

Being True to Ourselves

We need not do anything to be true to Love.  We need not reach outward to find it, but rather settle into it.   We need not carry out any thought or activity in order to be the essence of love, because it is the substance of which our spirit is made of.  Even if we have shown very little of this essence of which we are, we were created at the beginning of existence as love, and we will exist as love – as our self and the true essence of our self – for all eternity.  Nothing will change this truth – no thought, no action, no behavior.  This is true for every living being.

The challenge is for us to choose how, and when we express the “true-ness” of our love existence.  At any moment, we can choose in that moment to express our true self, or on the other hand, express any of the other imagined necessary reactions to the experiences we consider not worthy of love or not worthy of a form of love.

God is the Consciousness of Love – the Infinite Consciousness of Infinite Love.  All the different levels of consciousness which we perceive in the Earth, from the “lowest” form of life to the highest form, are part of this Infiniteness and what is being referred to here.  Therefore, every action, thought, and behavior impacts God and therefore ripples out to Infinity and our self.

If we are unwilling to make these choice to express the truth of the substance of our essence – love – to be our self – our true self, how can we expect others around us or those we are aware of through the media or in positions of prominence to make these choices. If we choose to demonstrate expressions of “non-self/non-love”, how can we expect others to demonstrate the self that is love in return to us. If we are not willing to change our own expressing of that which is not love, how can we expect those who are learning from observing us – our personal example (of which their are many) to learn to change their ways of expressing.

From the essence of the substance of God that we call our individual self with our freewill, we choose how we express life in this world.  No one can force us to hate.  We can only agree to it.  Likewise no one can force anyone to love.  We can only decide to be willing and then carry love out.

Regardless of how much we argue that we were forced to act a certain harmful way, we still know that we were not forced to feel the feelings that led to that harmful act.  We were not forced to think the thoughts that fed the feelings.  We were not forced to perceive the other as worthy of harmful acts.

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What this means is the phrase, “Be yourself” has a bigger meaning.  For us to be ourselves, we need only to be willing to love and to be loved – in other words, to BE LOVE – to exist as our self – Love.

It’s not easy, but with desire, hope, practice, patience, forgiveness, mercy, compassion and effort one day at a time, we can let ourselves be ourselves, more and more.