Tagged: St. Paul
We will be attracted to that which we reject. This is an interesting spiritual law that we could see it working all the time.
Attraction does not mean necessarily to become that which we reject, but to spend time, to become focus, centered in what we manifest rejection to. That issue, that item has the potential to get us out from our comfort zone. In extreme cases, when there is hate, that rejected item will enter someone’s being even to the point when that person could become that which he wholeheartedly rejects.
St. Paul persecuted Christians until he had “an experience,” which is when yin transforms into yang; that is when day changes into night; that is duality… when his hate changed into “love” for Christianity. Paul’s writings and understanding have become the basis of Christianity as a religion. We could say that it was “God who selected him,” but then you wonder if that same God will allow someone to persecute those who follow Him. Besides the point of belief and myth related with a particular religion, the point is that those who get to the extreme of the night, will experience day light. It is part of the experience of the world of duality.
The priest rejecting sex by talking “bad” about it, by labeling it as “dirty,” by frowning upon hearing the word “sex,” by getting into heated discussions about how “sinful,” it is… that priest has a pretty good chance to end up into what he rejects… It has happened.
When something bother us, when something takes us away from our “easy going” attitude, that something is being rejected, and because of that; that thing has power over us. It has the power to make us upset. The mind chooses, divides and selects that which is “good,” and that which is “bad” according to another idea: Call it “morality,” “tradition,” “idiosyncrasy,” “belief.” It is all the same thing.
A rejection creates an opinionated individual. Someone who is not open to listen, but rather someone who is already judgmental, closed minded. That which he rejects has an enormous power over him. It controls his life.
When the preacher says:” You have to defend the word of God. There are things that we have to be all for and other things that we have to be against….”
Being against means to reject. The idea that something is “good” and something else “bad” goes against the experiential understanding that everything is necessary as it is and as it happens. Thus, to believe in something to be “good” or “bad” is to deny the living truth of life itself.
All experiences of life. If there is the experience of our own eternity, as religions like to preach, what could be “bad” for an eternal being? 🙂
We could agree. We could disagree; but in those instances there is no rejection. Rejection is when the whole being is involved “against” something.
Our level of rejection will dictate our degree of involvement in some cause.
Note how the mind directs our feelings into something which is believed to be “good.” Note how our mind does not allow for our whole being to select its own path according to circumstances and timing. More importance is given to that which has been written long time ago by someone, something revered from time immemorial, that which conforms to traditional beliefs.
Any revolution is a form of rejection and when the mind believes that force must be used to make a change, then that force is brutal, merciless, without sentiment because the mind is directing the action and our feelings are left aside. That perceived change will not last.
So… how change is going to happen if there is no force behind it?
Day becomes night without help. Change will happen at the right time. The issue is that we are not looking into the common good and perceiving the wisdom of its own timing, but rather all we see is our own agenda.