Sunday, 12 October 2014

Monstaville Book II. Chapter 31


"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
(Holy Bible, Matthew 5:43-48).

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?" - (Matthew 5:38-47, alternative version).

Help your enemies to grow by giving them a chance of receiving Light and Grace. I have read (probably in the Ramala teachings) that the sentiment reportedly uttered on the cross - ‘Father forgive them, for they know not what they do’ - refers to the elements as a storm broke out during the Nazarene’s ordeal. We understand his words to mean that his persecutors were like animals, or worse. They were savage young souls who knew only to abuse their freedom of will and their power as individual entities. They knew only how to destroy truth and beauty, not to create.

“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” (1 John 3:13).

"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (John 17:14).

The Dawn of the Golden Age. A Spiritual Design for Living by Paco Rabanne (Element Books, Dorset, U.K., 1999).

p.11. Modern man dreads being conspicuous, and so copies others, but at the same time is suspicious of them, which is another paradox!

p.93-94. What such people can do is send us negative vibrations and wish so desperately for things to go wrong for us, that they manage to disturb us without our knowledge, interfering with our concentration and undermining our self-confidence.
                The more honest will show their dislike openly, attacking our work or our family. Others go about it in an underhand manner, disguising their hatred with deceitful smiles, secretly mulling over their dark plans. Without developing a persecution mania every time things don’t work our as planned, we can be alerted by encountering repeated and inexplicable pitfalls, an abnormal feeling of exhaustion, negative thoughts which come to us suddenly, unexpected bouts of laziness, unusual rages, resentments or feelings of discouragement. When these feelings are particularly strong, there is one unmistakable sign that these vibrations are occurring - we no longer feel like praying any more, we forget to do it, or we cannot do it.

p.95. One of my favourite protection techniques is the use of a mirror. The Taoists endow it with the virtue of revealing the nature of harmful influences and reflecting them. They often place a small mirror above their door for this purpose. Similarly, the shamans of Asia have fragments of mirrors sewn onto their clothes, meant to protect them from the darts of mischievous spirits.

p.96. Another technique involved containing the person who may have bad intentions towards you. It may be someone who is secretly scheming, or someone who is treating you unfairly, someone who is envious of you, a colleague who is plotting your downfall, a boss who exploits you, or a woman driven by jealousy. Visualise your persecutors as if they were inside a cube covered with mirrors. Wherever they turn they will find themselves confronted with their own bad thoughts and actions. Not only will their negative vibrations be neutralised at source, but you will be giving them the opportunity to become conscious of their evil-doing. ‘How can one take revenge on one’s enemies?’ someone asked Diogenes. ‘By making an honest man out of him,’ he replied without hesitation.
                But, there again, you must remember not to spoil this technique by combining it with your own animosity. ‘A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger,’ we read in Proverbs 15:1. ‘Treat well whoever seeks to quarrel with you, and to whoever does you harm, give him love in return,’ says a Babylonian proverb. We should, therefore, surround that cage of mirrors with absolute love, asking God to help the person inside. Don’t be afraid that he or she might use that help to hurt you. The celestial powers will never lend their support to evil intentions.

p.97. If the initiate is humble and sincere, he will realise that the best protection, as far as people are concerned, is the positive thought he radiates towards them. That positive field is our strongest shield, for it stops our enemies from harming us. It may at first seem strange, but it is in wishing them the very best that we are safeguarded. And you will find that the person in question will forget you, or even better, become conscious of the destructive effects of their behaviour and will approach you for reconciliation. For you, the rewards will be doubled; you will have put a stop to their hostility and your positive thoughts will have been returned to you as positive energy. For no one escapes, either for good or evil, the law of the ‘boomerang’ effect.

p.98. It is so much easier to pray for someone who has harmed us than consciously wish them well.

p.98. Clearly, the bestowing of both punishments and rewards is God’s prerogative.

p.129-130. We should not waste our energy cursing their bad intentions. We can prepare for confrontation by taking advantage of the law of non-resistance which is recommended by the sacred texts. There again, these are often misunderstood. Christ’s terrible demand in Matthew 5:38-39, has always been considered controversial: ‘You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.’ The Gospel tries, in this case, to make us understand that if we don’t react to aggression with aggression, our adversary will be put off balance, for that is not what he is expecting. Biblical tradition speaks of the same principle, and when it says, ‘Bless your enemy and you deprive him of his arrows,’ it is not inciting vengeful hypocrisy. It simply means that if we don’t confront vibrational violence with open animosity, our opponent loses balance. This in no way means that we should not stand up for our rights. In fact, it is the equivalent of putting into practice top quality mental judo.

So many times I have disarmed people’s aggression by refusing to allow my ego to take control. There is a basic natural law that when a strong wave comes to the shore, it will explode violently if it hits a rock, but will die calmly on a beach...
                I remember my mother often repeated this Spanish proverb: ‘Two people cannot quarrel when one of them does not want to...’ A proverb echoed by this Zen saying: ‘What noise can one hand make?’ Every time we are confronted by conflict, whether at home or at work, before getting on our high horse, we should try to admit that we may well have played a role, even if indirectly, in creating that situation.
                The Buddha insists that we should ‘Vanquish rage with love, evil with good. Conquer the miser with generosity, the liar with truth.’

p.131. We have a lot to gain by practising benevolent neutrality.

[Yet, as in Easy Rider, if you ignore the enemy and do your own thing, you remain vulnerable. So, you must send positive energy or something, to be safe. And, if you don’t have to see your enemies again, don’t. Forget them].

Have we ourselves never made anyone suffer by our own obstinacy? Then, let us forgive.

To plot revenge takes days, months, years...Imagine how light you will, feel and how much stronger, if you give up wasting your vital energy on rancour.

Other people need kindness rather than aggression, just as we do? Should we wait until they are all loveable, attractive and perfect before we start loving them? The task of the initiate is to guide the ignorant towards brotherhood.

p.132. Some people’s suffering is so great that they will do anything, including committing acts of violence to draw attention to themselves. Many young people in gangs, or fired up about rock concerts or sports events. “Those people, often themselves victims of neglect, who take up fanatical totalitarian activities, are also a good example of this thirst for recognition. They find in those movements a means of identifying with something, a refuge from a world where the general ‘non-sense’ makes them feel lost. These movements provide an opportunity for them to do something and escape the disdain of society.
                To banish contempt for others should be one of the first tasks of the initiate.

p.134. [Hospitality. Hostis = enemy. Hospes = host (Latin). Civilisation takes a decisive step forward when an enemy or a stranger becomes a guest]. In ancient times the arrival of a traveller was taken as the sign of a blessing from heaven, a good omen from the gods...We can become more receptive and available to others...’Welcoming’...primarily means observing and, above all, listening.

p.136-137. And if we love them, we need not be afraid of them, if we do not fear them, they will feel it and rejoice, contrary to what their provocative attitude might imply. Therefore, they will do us no harm. True generosity is about being completely devoid of fear before others. Love is an antidote to fear.

(You really need to visualise a mirror directed back towards Pigsy).

Ten things you shouldn’t have to put up with in the workplace
(From a poster in a retail staff kitchen).

Physical assault
Unwelcome teasing
Harmful gossip
Property damage

Retrospective inserts.

Indeed, I experimented with mirrors. I used several small mirrors facing against the wall with the intention of reflecting the neighbours’ hatred back to them. I took them down when it appeared that it was not working! I used to visualise a large mirror returning any negative energy directed towards me from any of the neighbours. And, I also imagined myself donning countless mirrors and affirmed that any negativity intended for me would rebound, that any harm and disturbance wished upon me would never even leave the bearer, but simply increase their own pain which they were trying to shift on to me. I practised these techniques off and on only when I was under intense victimisation from hateful, selfish people. The ultimate intention was that they experience their own suffering to a point where they were conscious of it and might do something about it rather than relive themselves at my expense. The only statement I have ever sought to make is: ‘You don’t do evil things to me and I will leave you alone; you don’t attack me and I won’t try to show you the error of your ways and persuade you to leave me in peace.’ The technique has since been replaced with sending positive energy, white light and pink love to my enemies. However, the harassment from my nasty neighbours has been so constant that I have finally snapped. Rather than suffer stress or feel anger, rather than worry or use mirrors or anything, I have taken immediate, stern revenge in an attempt to deter them from targeting me.

ATo love our enemy is impossible. The moment we understand our enemy, we feel compassion towards him/her, and he/she is no longer our enemy.@ - Thich Nhat Hanh.

Excerpt from Stepping Into the New Reality by Karen Bishop, October 2008 (

Love is our greatest protection. Over the years I have heard of different psychic remedies providing so-called ‘protection’ from dark forces or the like. But the higher we evolve, the more we realise that keeping our own vibration high is the best protection ever. Intentionally doing anything is not a way of being in the higher realms. Sending light to others, smudging to remove denser energies, or even surrounding ourselves with light eventually becomes very moot. There is too much extending here and too much of our old ego selves making things happen. In the beginning stages we may have felt more comfortable performing these rituals, but eventually we will find that we no longer need them.
                Staying in a state of love as much as possible when we visit the denser energies or old reality is all we need do to stay centred, peaceful, and grounded. But at times, this can be a very tall order indeed. After all, we are only human and still evolving. This is why we can only stay in these denser energies for limited amounts of time and then we must retreat to our sacred spaces. It may sound harsh, self-serving and a bit strange, but it is a good and solid remedy to keep us afloat and feeling good so that we can assist others in our own special ways. As always, a simple fact of how energy works is that higher vibrating energies cannot stay in the same space as lower vibrating energies.
                Just like a simple flower in nature, when we know who we are, are very comfortable being just that, can stand firm and steady within our true selves, not taking things personally, and simply being comfortable with our true, authentic, and divine selves, we can then be much less affected by any lower vibrating energies which may surround us.
                Add to this, being in a state of love as much as possible and feeling this love for our brothers and sisters while seeing who they truly are...their true, authentic, and divine selves, can greatly ease our time spent in the lower dimensional realities.
                When we find that we are suddenly in the company of an energy which does not feel good to us, it can help if we stop to identify what our overlap or like energies are other words, why we connected in the first place. Staying in that arena or subject matter as much as possible while ignoring any others, along with focusing on the divine gifts and talents of that individual will greatly assist in keeping our lights shining and our vibrations high when we are not in our sacred spaces.
                We are most certainly morphing into the angels of the earth, one by one. As our angel wings continue to sprout (that never ending stiffness and pain in our upper back and neck...), we become more like the angels who have loved and watched over us each and every day. So then, eventually we will be the angels of the earth, as we drop down into the lower dimensions to assist and serve, while spending the remainder of our time in our Heaven on Earth.
                By simply being who we truly are...our pure and authentic selves...we can thus keep our light shining brightly while we make our own special contributions through our sacred gifts and talents.
                Do you know who you really and truly are? Do you know what your very special contribution is? Do you know why you are here on this Earth at this particular point in time?

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one hundred days of sorrow.” - Chinese proverb.

“‘Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto his stature?’ The Kingdom of God is not won by anxiety. Self-assertion, desires to better clothe and feed the self, are ‘strange devices.’ Evil is not overthrown by resistance but by submission; it is not the passive quiet of the coward, not the sullen stolidity of the slave, but the selfless service of the Christ, which disarms the enemy. When the left cheek is voluntarily submitted for a blow like that which stings the right, when the cloak is given to him who snatches the coat, when not only is the demand for the first mile granted, but the second also, and that from sheer goodwill toward the oppressor, evil becomes ashamed, it cannot understand such carelessness. ‘The Empire is won by non-concern.’” (Comment on Chapter 57 of C. Spurgeon Medhurst’s translation of The Tao-The-King. Sayings of Lao Tzu, IL., U.S., 1905, p.126).

Question: Dear Kryon, is it ever appropriate for a Human to resort to violence?

Answer: Yes, when you’re attacked with life-threatening force, it’s appropriate to respond with violence if necessary. In addition, it’s acceptable to meet violence with violence when protecting your children or family.

There are times when you must meet force with force, for this is the only thing that force understands. Let me give you an example: If you’re awakened in the middle of the night and you find an assailant standing over your child’s bed, about to destroy the life of your child, I guarantee that you’ll use force to stop it. This is instinct, and it doesn’t mean that you’re violating spiritual guidelines. The term ‘turn the other cheek’ refers to a situation where you’ll give ultimate patience within an exchange where anger might have otherwise been a Human reaction. It has never meant ‘stand and be harmed.’

St. Germain says that Jeshua’s advice, ‘Turn the other cheek,’ meant ‘look another way,’ not ‘Here’s my other side, slap that too.’ “For, the one got slapped because of how they saw. One who looks a different way does not get slapped. They don’t attract that. Their awareness is acute in the moment.” How we see creates our reality, he adds. (Channelled through Ashamarae McNamara,’ Healing the Delusion of Separation,’ 13 December 2012,

“I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.” - Etty Hillesum (An Interrupted Life;

Vicki Vale (Kim Bassinger): Some people say that you're as dangerous as the Joker.
Batman (Michael Keaton): He's psychotic.
Vicki: There are some people who say the same thing about you.
Batman: What people?
Vicki: Well let's face it, you're not exactly...’normal’ are you?
Batman: It's not exactly a ‘normal’ world, is it?
- Batman (directed by Tim Burton, 1989).

Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford): For some reason, I just keep on upsetting people.
Dr. Webster (Bernard Hepton): You do not upset people. You only think you do.
Frank: I upset them, make them angry.
Dr. Webster: [Getting to his feet] You do not make them angry. I’ve just told you that!
Frank: I antagonise people.
Dr. Webster: [Shouting] You do not antagonise people!! Good God, how many more times? I know what I’m talking about.
Frank: I always antagonise.
Dr. Webster: [Points at Frank] Shut up!!
Frank [Points at himself]: But…
Dr. Webster: [Makes a loud, curt sound]
Frank: But…
Dr. Webster: [Makes another loud, curt sound and raises his arm as though wanting to strike Frank and then lowers it slowly, patting his head]
Dr. Webster: You do not antagonise people. You only think you do. Now, repeat this after me: ‘I do not antagonise people.’ Go! [Points at Frank again]
Frank: I do not antagonise people.
Dr. Webster: Good. [Sits down at his desk again quickly, picking up his notepad, with his back to Frank]
Frank: But I do. [The psychiatrist slams the notepad back down on the desk in despair] I told ya, people don’t like me.
Dr. Webster: People DO like you!
- Some Mothers Do Ave Em (Season 1, Episode 6,  'The Psychiatrist,' written by Raymond Allen, 1973).


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