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Grey skies are gonna clear up- 30th September 1994
THERE are some individuals who need to exorcise away the suppressive impressions which have been attached to them, as it were, by another. This is most usually prominent in parent to child relationships. Particularly as the child has formed its glowing realizations within the World, it may be the case that it has been somewhat captive from the expression and savor of natural joy, held between the ethereal membrane and that of his own subsequent misapprehension.
This membrane is not sinister in makeover, but in many respects is protective to the developing personality. It is usually incorporated from a variety of substances which directly affect the astral sheath of that individual for the remainder of his life, emotionally and morally, with bodily repercussions also. It becomes not as an immediate memory to reference in specific detail, but is rather underlying those impressions evoked - i.e. the sensations themselves which accompanied the actuality past.
Further to this we are impressed at an early age with the memory sensations of others who feature strongly in our lives, which may or may not be all to the good, depending upon the true character of the individuals and their strength of response, their clarity in the World, their sternness of aspect or their corruptness of aspect, and so forth.
In the case of this question we are specific to a cowardliness - one which was primary to another individual firstly, having been passed on to the sufferer today. It is not so unusual - particularly in families - and it can be the grandparents of the child having such a fearful aspect directed to their own parents. To a point it doesn't matter greatly whose ghost is the signature bearer, however cowardice is a twofold dilemma because it becomes defeatist at the very attempt of overcoming itself. (Bravado though, may be equally difficult to manage, having thought itself accomplished before time.)
You see this is neither an imaginary 'black cloud' nor is it as dreadful in itself as the substance indicates. The suffering thereunder is dreadful - as in dreaded - and ongoing for the man whose very appendage is so manufactured.
The religious life as adopted by a man is there for him to grow strong by. It is ineffectual and without good purpose if this does not happen to be so in the case of a doctrinal conflict which cannot be reconciled.
The saints strengthened by their involvements, however many martyrdoms would be ordinarily ill-suited to most folk today in their current capacity. This is not to say that the saints did not suffer, for surely they did, but they suffered and endured and were incorruptible before the attempt; whereas a lesser man may retrieve the terrible realities only and overburden his soul with sorrow.
The strict vigour of such a stern religious life as is often inherited, is one where the generations before have particularly been tried and tested. It can be that the 'better' the man is, the harder too he has tried, the greater his perceptions and impressions of himself having failed are; and remember that it is the impression which shall nourish and fill the immediate astral makeover of the little child who is himself empty of characterization.
So the truth of the actuality is not necessarily coherent with the stronger of the impressions, and it becomes difficult, almost irrelevant, for us to reason with the exact natures of the men involved. But it can be said that all exaggerations of upset are present to some degree, woven around men, and it is commonplace at this point of time, given that our development is ongoing.
Were one to be raised in a Buddhist temple the influences there may be outwardly kept to a dispassionate and cordial minimum; however, symptomatically there still becomes the 'dark stranger' hauntings, sadly natural to our living. They would not, of course, have to wear the impressions of great violence or depravity, insult or reckless carelessness for life, but the simpler notes of envy and pride, of that cowardice as aforementioned and ruthlessness too - these and the whole gambit would not be restricted to the ordinary folk.
What has been overlooked here is that our palette of colors so given, is also made up of the soul-strengths as outwardly made active around us. So there are many important attributes a growing child and developing man may indeed 'soak up' and take to himself for himself. Overall we cannot therefore seek to deter ourselves from influence, and for most the endorsement has been long ago made, and so then the question becomes: how do we manage with what we have in this living conundrum.
If a man suffers a form of disquiet in himself which indicates that the emotion he is experiencing is not as he would choose it, then we may take it for granted that it is an experience from the caul, which is as he inwardly knows, not related to him or his current situation but has been stimulated into being by he having inherited it. There is a truth about all inherited properties, that they cannot be given back. If the soul has been deceased, in that case also, there can be no passing back to the original man what has been bestowed upon the subtle body, having been then reflective to the emanations.
The first upset within the man is the parody he believes of himself as himself. If he can first learn that the reactions which arise and are confusing to him, because he truly feels they are not his, that this conflict may be quietened in the knowledge that he is right to decide this: that it is not his way or his will to derive such experience.
We are free to assume our lordship in this way and one key to deflating these dominating characteristics is to literally put them in their place, for they are but echoes of a long passed reminiscence, and if they arise and are unuseful to the individual we may remedy the characteristic purposefully with its proper antidote and rework and revise our astral fabric accordingly.
In doing this the centers of vitality may be redirected, and even though we are to carry keys of behavior as long as the astral sheath is intact, we shall not stir them into activity if we have redirected the influence into related, but developed aspect.
"Cowardice is the poor man's piety" they used to say, and in this instance this poor man got lumbered with the counterfeit to faith. Its antidote is humor. A good humor, well placed - not the cynical variety - the rejoicing and happy humor which can draw to this man the tiny swords he needs to withstand his gloom. The short, sharp, quickened thought will usurp the black cloud of cowardice; and if he will hold this picture, send its darts into the mass until it is imbedded with them, shining, the handles just protruding, our black cloud is studded with every happy flash that has come in to defy it. The region will be overwhelmed with gaiety and the appendage will be a useful recollection for mirth. As said before, this man does not require more upset, for to conjure the invocation of associated sadness, only confirms the cowardliness and feeds it vitality.
This is specific to this particular problem. One must understand that an entirely different approach may be addressed in other circumstances, particularly with other inherited impressions. However, for this man who is saturated with an eerie and persistent sorrow, may he come to his love and his joy unleashed from the corruptions of a guilt undue, fear indescribable, apprehension uncalled, misgivings inherited, and piety misrepresented.
The Church is there to support the souls of men and not to stifle them. Christ's Love will pour where may, and by the strength of all those men to who receive Him willingly and gladly, there shall be no more sorrow ever after.
Posted by Bruce at Friday, July 09, 2010
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