Its is not difficult to see how that which is good is seen as something bad and vice versa, as we look at the culture and the new relative morality of man.The series about Lucifer on Netflix is one of many examples were that which is bad gets blurred and changes into something pragmatic and relative. As someone gets aware of ones thoughts and how the self and its carnality is central for the modern man. That which is culturally manifested has a real effect on ones own morality.
The lack of respect of evil is probably the factor that predestined most of the sufferings that exists or have existed. The biggest deception for people in regards to their own psyches is that they believe that they ground their morals upon something they’ve selves created. Yes people in general have some degree of understanding in regards to nurture and learning. But as someone listens to a pop-song or watch a film or series they are exposed to visual or semantic information that they must process, but this processing is mostly hidden away from our conscious and ac curing within the subconscious. So that means there will be effects later on in our decision making that have emerged out of the mass consummations of culture. And forged together within the subconscious and through a synergy effect make changes in our morals and actions.
To summon up in essence my message. I will mention the holy grail and what it represents. You are the cup and what you fill it with is of great importance. Keep the water pure therein for drop by drop of polluted water it will be undrinkable. And if there is poison therein and that is what you pass around the others holy grail´s will soon also be of no good. Respect all that you fill your cup with and make sure that it will be pure and good. So that your sharing will benefit all that you come in contact with and bring sustenance to the ones in need.
It is not so unusual that we as humans try too seek out knowledge so that we will be better in transforming something about ourselves into that which is more preferable , it may for example be in the area of health. The strange thing about knowledge is for example that a physician may be informed and in a position to educate patients in the area of loosing weight. And teaching patients in making lifestyle changes as to address the health issues. But actually be over weight him self. Psychologist have also in many cases themselves had problems within their own psyches and although they know different ideas and therapy methods it cant really put a stop to their own psychological issues. Why is it so hard for people to practice what they know? It is not enough for many to know how to act most of the times. Its like there is some kind of barrier between the mind and the reality. We can name a few of these barriers of course like laziness, doubt or fear of change, But mostly i think it boils down to the subjects understanding and self image. Whether it is subjectively felt as something static and unchangeable.Or seen as something in progress or a process of becoming. So if a change is to take place towards goals that are good, there must be a subjective understood definition of freewill. If there is no freewill like a lot of new atheist believe, you are a product of data accumulated in such a way that you act out according to stimuli and the past without being able to say no to that which is coming forth. Freewill is necessary if a change in a certain direction of a good and beneficial nature is to take place. The subjectively deterministic classification of something about ones psyche,that so to say locks in the trait into a state with a non changing quality. If a proper change is to take place there most be something that ones psyche can develop towards. Something higher than that which actually ever is possible. For then the furthest development towards the good and righteous can be of its fullest worth in relation to the subject that is being transformed.
Here in the material realm there are apparent limits, so if one relates to those they will so too say lock in the psyches progress and possibility within that worldview of materialism. So man is in need of a model that is both conceivable but also of the highest es sens namely God. Jesus with his teachings, miracles and sacrifice, With his victory over temptation, sin and death. Is to only man in history that have forged together divinity with biology and therefore stands alone as our highest model for our transformation, because there exists no limits in a man that also is God. That is why the belief in Jesus Christ has transformed people all over the world into something good and incredible in relation to their past lives. Born again serving God our father almighty.
When a question is being formulated it is important to understand the value aspect of the question instead of only going after the answer/answers. The value correlate strongly with the incitement to really respect the question. If the value is subjective or more inter subjective, the truth aspect may not be as important as we can conclude from all the biases of mankind. And of course there are levels of truth that so to say surround the question.
In the debate between atheists and theists there is one thing that often is neglected by the atheists, and that is the value aspect of certain questions. The questions concerning evil are often used by the atheists to disprove an all loving and good God, by pointing towards all existing evils. (Theodice problem). How come is the relevance of the question not in correspondence with their own worldview? What answers do atheists have to the questions concerning evil? If we are driven by means of evolution, then how come are humans so evil? Can evil towards others or the constant self harm that people go thru in regards to their own health, like in addiction or anorexia as to name a few. Really be fully understood thru the existing materialistic methods?
How can the over night changes when neighbors goes all out in their attempt to annihilate one and another ,which occurs during certain historical events, be fully understood? Or serial killers that differs so from the standard explanatory sociological or psychological models? Some humans have such immense evil that all scientific models comes up short. The question of evil is not respected at all. For it dwells within most humans but in different levels of degree.
We can not only tuck the question into the subconscious and be fully satisfied with the answer. For what is really the subconscious? As you try to understand the subconscious you will find yourself staring into a big question mark!
In “The Red book” by Carl Gustav Ljung he in a dialog went thru all the evil that he as a man had to accept. When one search and try to understand evil the only logical conclusion is that it exist forces of good and bad that effect men as mentioned in the bible to come up with an explanatory view.For as we value the question and we are in need of an answer then we must find it in faith.
And if someone accuse God of being evil then they do not value the question referring to Gods qualities. A evil God would have made slaves or robots instead of giving them freewill. For love is based upon freewill. And if a father gives his son the moral framework to do what is good but the son choose to do evil how can the father be evil?
Take what Jesus said when he took the sins of man onto himself. Here we can find truth that no one hardly can deny. For as one gets aware of that they actually have done something wrong and that there is no possible way to make it undone in this world. No matter how much good the person do the past can never be undone. So there must exist a possibility for a way out of guilt and regret. So if the belief in Jesus sacrifice and what it stands for can make someone leave the past and be born again and start a new life, it has truth in the reconciliation and the transformation of the person.
And there exist many reel empiric changed lives towards the good, all over the world thru Jesus Christ and Our God.
I am married and a father to three kids and have a dog. But my road started in the northern part of Sweden where i was born. My parents where evangelicals preaching the word of God. We moved to a suburb to Stockholm after I turned 4 years old.
So from living in a safe setting in the middle of the nature where fishing, hunting and hiking where a essential part of everyday life. We moved to a place where the socioeconomic standard where low. Children with alcoholic parents,missing fathers and neglecting mothers.
My first contact with evil was when two- three people where murdered by knife and the apartment set on fire. They where the neighbors of my friend. I saw homes where children lived in total absence of moral guidance or comfort.
And contrary to the previous I also was subjected to morality of a better kind as I also went to a church where Jesus teachings lead the works of the congregation in for example building a hospital in Congo for women that have been raped. And members in the church that were fostering children from broken homes. As to name a few of the works of the congregation.
As I tried to make a understanding of my existence, building an identity and creating a worldview that was coherent. I got lost in a subjective and relative morality. I tried but failed over and over to keep a faith in the bible. And i could not follow the moral teachings of Jesus. But i kept coming back and leaving over and over again. Each time with a deeper understanding of the need of God then the son and know the holy spirit.
In the year of 2000 I went as a soldier to Kosovo and there I came in contact with war crimes and people filled with hate and vengeance towards the ethnic group of the enemy. Here i really understood the value that lie within forgiveness as a mean to progress and letting go of hurt and transgressions.
As I grew older I got interested in philosophy, psychology and theology. I read works of several philosophers but I found Doctor Carl Gustav Ljung especially captivating because of his search for the pleroma (wholeness) of the psyche by trying to understand the subconscious.
Hermeneutics played an important roll also because i grasped the need and importance of understanding history when a more truthful understanding of something or someone is to be made.
Corpus hermeticum was also a book that stood out from the others and i found that the dialog between Asclepious and Hermes about what force is the greatest the one that stuck with me. It was about that which is lesser in visibility correlates with higher potency. “That which moves the mover that move the stone”.
“Thus spoke Zharatustra” from Friederich Nietsche was also interesting and had a total opposite effect on me though it made God alive and more important in my life. Because of the depraving affects that secular subjective relativistic morals have had upon men and societies thru the history of mankind. As man sets himself in the place of God. And the absurdity in the annihilation of absolutes due to nihilism. Which is the biggest bringer of meaninglessness to a persons life that i ever found. But paradoxically also the start of a true necessary search for meaning to for the person.
“Everlasting man” from G.K Chesterton also had a big impact on me. As I read I understood the value and reality of Jesus as a model for man to transform towards.We can see the empiric effects Jesus have had in changing criminals and drug addicts into law abiding sober citizens as to name a few of the plenty. I found an immense amount of value and wisdom that were to be found in the bible and the effect it has had on so many societies, thinkers and searchers.
I started to write a lot and asking questions that lead me to a point were I had to get my reflections out somehow. And here I am now.
When you understand the power that lies within questions that are properly formulated then you have a powerful tool to set change forth in your life. So people are more out to get answers then to properly understand questions that are of the greatest importance and necessity for their personal development. There exist hierarchies of questions that of course are contextual related or of immediate importance. But questions related to the existential are often the bringers of necessary transformation.
The first question has to do with truth and in what way it is of importance?
Truth must be properly subjectively prioritized and understood as necessary and highly valued, for it is a complex question that many philosophers have talked about. And Jesus often came with critic towards untruth in men in regards to what they do or think. So transformation can be done if truth will be regarded as something of great importance and as something supporting the right decisions. An idea or a thought must be able to be subjected to truth and if it correlates with that which is good and lasting the most truth is to be found.
What has value and is neglected in my life?
The search for value is often miss guided just look at the amount of time of our most valuable asset time that people waste on things that have low or no meaning. So time has value but we “sell it out to buyers that will not give us value in return”. The waste of time must be taken seriously . And value can be understood sadly for most as their time is running out or when something traumatic happens. Grab a pen or a friend and discuss where value can be found? And let the questions emerge correlated to just value. You can of course find answers fast, but without formulating new questions there will be limits to your understanding. The questions that emerge from you subjectively might have certain limitations correlated to your age, knowledge and abilities.So often there is a great need to search actively in literature and different media to get more ” Lego bricks to create something out of”. Mostly the hierarchy of values change as time goes by as the effects of life experience often are immensely intertwined with “necessity’s” that mostly are so to say culturally forced upon man. To actively strive in life to feel meaning and act accordingly meaningful and to understand the value of meaning in your life will be a true incitement for transformation.
Who am i?
The next question will also be followed by more questions related to who you are. Like what rolls you play? And why you play these? Are you static or in constant progress or reformation? Who do you serve thru the roll playing, is it your ego? The ego is directing and casting rolls for man to play just so he can be experienced in a certain way. And this can damage the self awareness and understanding of who he is. Can a true understanding of who you are be done without looking back? Sometimes we get lost and must find a point of reference in our past so that we can start all over. A example can be when i was young i loved being in the forest and i had a christian upbringing. As i grew older i became more and more the one defining right from wrong according to where i lived and according to the ways of my friends and media of course. So i got lost and had to find my way back at a certain point in life so that i could build a more authentic self that was more good and lasting. Here came the deconstruction part in effect and the gradual rebirth of a new self image that was more truthful. And without the teachings of Jesus as the model for my rebirth i would be lost still for i had to find a constant and a true incitement for my change. Something that has lasted more than 2000 years and still to this day saving people from guilt , meaninglessness, hopelessness and giving comfort, strength and change that can be really perceived and noticed by the people surrounding the individual that has undergone the transformation .
I hope your questions will lead you towards that which is good truthful and meaningful!
When someone is being measured up to new standards that basically brings him to a urgent state of necessary deconstruction and rebirth, it sometimes happens because of neglect of the proper focus on the necessary questions that sets forth development. How will this deconstruction take place? What sets it in motion? Probably some kind of event or realization that strongly contradicts the current state. Movement forward can only be made if that which is now can’t measure up to the new requirements that have emerged. If there exist a need for a realization of the neglected necessity’s that must be acknowledged. Only then can the more truthful be born. So time is of importance and of great value and so is evolution and change that brings the lesser and inadequate to some new and higher states. When man wakes up to this understanding that nature moves and so should the psyche. Only then can he come out of that which seemed as a rigid state of subjectively defined attributes and qualities.
So if change seems far away just realize that you are only locked into the current state if no new requirements are given unto you. Of course can these be involuntary or subjectively made. The psyche will if it has not been given the proper stimuli and development opportunities ,give a lot of signals so that you can take on the necessary work that must be made. Insomnia is one sign, depression and addiction some of the others. When that which is haven’t been given the necessary work which develops it into a higher and more developed constitution it will deconstruct itself. And as the subject is near the end he/her will a lot of times wake up to the necessity of rebirth. And progress sets forth thru the questions that have not been given the proper time to reflect upon. Questions creates paths and roads to travel and are immensely important as bringer of movement and evolution. The problem with most people that are locked into lesser states of them self are their total neglect of asking relevant questions surrounding their existence and their way of life.
So the next time i will write about these questions here.
When we act, feel or think in ways that doesn’t contribute to changes that are necessary for us to go thru, it is of great importance to commit to the work that brings understanding and change forth. Man is a product of inheritance and actions that shape the brain and therefore the psyche. Too change means that one must go against the preexisting default modes. What that mean is basically that it makes the subject feel and experience things in another way that can subjectively be felt as unnatural. If the person have been accustomed to a lower grade of meaning or value and must seek to increase these it will probably feel unfamiliar in the beginning. So trusting in the feelings that emerge is probably not always the way to go. Feelings are subjected to stimuli but not necessarily always to values of meaning.
We all heard the saying, “fake it till you make it”. And it ruffly explains a change in someone that is felt immensely different compared to the persons preexisting default modes. So by strictly adhering to the requirements in a goal orientated way the subject will in due time reconstruct the default mode into the wanted mode. If we think of the beneficial the costly will subside. We can orient ourselves in decision making by three factors feelings, intuition and reason. And the factor of time is important because where is the focus? In the past in the now or in whats to come? Probably all of these three need to be incorporated into the understanding of the requirements, incitements and the motivation surrounding the change. So the past is required when understanding is to be made but the present can be a reset and a start of change.
If no mindfulness, awareness or reflections are made as part of the change no change of greater value will be able to occur. For it is basically in going against the past in the present that will have the greatest effects in the future. Writing is a great way to get a picture of the psyche. Too get the mind out there in front of you so that you can reflect upon it. In writing the subconscious plays a great part in whats to be written i believe. Also art is important, for why create anything without meaning? Even as it first appears to lack just that but if a great understanding is searched for some will surely be made. Change is possible but if no real critic is being made of the lesser nothing can be moved towards the greater.
So understanding of values is of great importance if change should be aspired to be made. But also that it is truthful and correlates with meaning or necessity.