6639Re: A Shake-up, Caffeine, and Some Birds
- Feb 27, 2013Sweet of you to say. The ideas must have just been in the air, but also what I've been thinking about as far as recovering from any CULTish situations.
> Thank you Non,Â Â None could say it better.Â Sometimes when I see some one else has managed to find the words to say what I've been thinking, it's just terrific, it's stupendous, it's comforting and exciting at the same time.
> --- On Tue, 2/26/13, noneckchains eckchains@... wrote:
> From: noneckchains eckchains@...
> Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: A Shake-up, Caffeine, and Some Birds
> To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:37 AM
> And this also shows how with any religious belief in an imaginary "mahanta", Saint, Guru, fantastical Leader, cartoon action Hero, Medium, channeled Entity, Cult Leader, online mate-to-be, Psychic.... it becomes a two edged sword. Life is life and there is no such thing as Perfection in all things. Openness to what is going on in your life and finding beauty is often balanced out naturally by also normal human mistakes and even painful events or awareness of the suffering of others.
> So, what does the Grandiose true believer do, they end up needlessly blaming themselves when things seem to go wrong. Life is hard sometimes. Adding self-hate to the equation through eckankar beliefs, really just makes things worse, superstitious, and even paranoid, with a host of psycho/emotional difficulties.
> Sometimes it's just easier and much more compassionate to be a human just doing your best, imho.
> Non ;)
> --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "prometheus_973" wrote:
> > It seems Klemp is grabbing
> at straws to find some speck
> of "wisdom" to impart upon
> his flock of brain-washed
> and gullible wannabe followers.
> In this March 2013 issue of
> The Mystic World of Eckankar
> Klemp's front page article
> spins three average stories
> in order to create a "spiritual"
> message from the ECK.
> I find it interesting, still, that
> Klemp continues to use "but"
> when years ago he quoted Kant
> and told H.I.s to avoid using
> this word, especially, with one
> another. He said its use rescinded
> what was previously said and
> was a nail in the coffin of invention.
> The three stories come from
> a Nigerian (of course), a Canadian,
> and a U.S. woman. And, all three,
> supposedly, show the workings
> of the Holy Spirit in everyday
> life. "BUT they often go unnoticed."
> Okay, Jacob, the Nigerian, had done
> some work for a corrupt government
> agency (In Nigeria? Amazing!) "BUT
> pay for his work was slow in coming."
> "The unimaginable happened a
> few days later." Curious, but how
> would this be "unimaginable" when
> Eckists are supposed to be working
> with their imaginations? Anywho,
> there was a massive shake up and
> the corrupt officials were removed.
> "Time had passed, BUT still Jacob
> awaits his payment." He confesses
> and admits to the sin of "smugness"
> and in "being a channel for the
> changes that took place." Odd that
> the positive EK obeys the negative
> power of ego? "Where was the humility?
> Yet Jacob will be made right when
> that lesson sinks in."
> Thus, Klemp is saying that EKists
> don't have to be Positive channels
> for the EK to work. What about the
> Mahanta? Anyway, it's stupid story!
> Next comes the Canadian who's
> on her vacation in a foreign country.
> BTW- Three years earlier "Mary"
> asked the Mahanta to help her
> stop drinking coffee. She "sensed"
> that it might be harmful to her
> Once again, the "Principle of
> the Threes" is being showcased.
> Apparently Klemp is promoting
> the impression that he (the Mahanta)
> will get around to Eckists' requests
> all in good time (times three?),
> so keep the faith and don't lose
> hope... Amen!
> So, anyway, Mary who's wanted
> to stop drinking coffee due to
> what she considers as the harmful
> effects of caffeine gets a "nudge"
> while at a store to buy an Energy
> Drink because it listed that it contained
> a bunch of vitamins.
> Are most Eckists this oblivious and/
> or dimwitted? BTW-That was a rhetorical
> question. Plus, she followed a "nudge"
> to buy it! Aren't Eckists supposed to
> be following their "nudges" seeing as
> how the Mahanta is guiding them and
> the "ECK" is lighting the way?
> Guess what happens after "Mary"
> has "three" cups of coffee and then
> follows her nudge to have an energy
> drink ultra high in caffeine?
> "Mary went to the pool. There, she
> began to feel queazy, BUT the feeling
> would surely pass." Yes, heart palpitations
> and a freak out! Not to worry, though,
> a doctor was nearby and quickly diagnosed
> her problem and had her drink lots
> of water and lie down.
> It was Klemp, the Mahanta, helping
> Mary via a negative frightful experience
> to give up her addiction to coffee/caffeine.
> Apparently, Mary never learned to
> look for caffeine on an ingredients
> label nor learned to do all things in
> moderation. It's not that caffeine is
> harmful and should be given up, it's
> the dosage. Once again, Klemp misses
> the mark in, yet, another silly analysis
> promoting his propaganda.
> Yes, "The hand of the Master was
> apparent here, even three years
> after her request for help in over-
> coming this dependency on caffeine."
> The last story stupid story involves
> birds and how they, and all animals,
> will communicate with Eckists because
> they recognize that EKists are their
> angels. Just kidding. That last part
> was mine, however, I'm sure this
> belief isn't far from their imaginations
> and their egomaniac delusions.
> The mother bird flew up to the
> feeder, but its feeding tray was
> empty so she used her beak to
> pry up the lid, hopped in and when
> the lid came down she was trapped.
> the mother bird chattered to her
> "chicks" (fledglings) for help. They
> saw "Carol" through a window and
> went to her for help and flew at the
> window to gain her attention. Carol
> saw that the mother bird was trapped
> so she went outside and freed her.
> "The lesson borne by all three
> stories is that divine love and
> INTELLIGENCE--the ECK--is
> always at work among us. Look
> for Its dealings."
> It's too bad that Mary didn't use
> some "intelligence" and see that
> an "Energy Drink" contained about
> the equivalency of 10 cups of
> coffee or have the common sense
> to know that it would be bad for
> her. However, she did follow her
> "nudge" and that didn't require
> common sense nor intelligence.
> It only required blind faith. Thus,
> Klemp's message should be is
> that nudges that lead to negative
> events, in the long run, can have
> positive results. Or, be careful
> what you wish for. Either way,
> it will always be a win/win for
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