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16 May 2022 12:08 #368085 by Carlos.Martinez3
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11. Jedi are mindful of their thoughts. We recognize the beauty in others and we provide help to those who come seeking it. Through our benevolent actions we strengthen not only ourselves but also our communities. Jedi act without prejudice.



Jedi are mindful of their thoughts.

We recognize the beauty in others and we provide help to those who come seeking it.

Through our benevolent actions we strengthen not only ourselves but also our communities.

Jedi act without prejudice.

I broke this teaching up like this so we can see what it is trying to say. It is pretty easy when you think about it.

A idea like this can create a SELFLESS path any one can follow.

This life is full of paths and ways to go and there is ONE path we share more than others. It is that of the selfless path.

It spans Orders and cultures and even ideas. This one is ours. It is not "ONLY" our teaching. This idea belongs to all humans willing.
This week , if you like, think on these things.

What does your selfless path look like?
Where does it begin and end?

Pastor Carlos

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23 May 2022 12:16 #368246 by Carlos.Martinez3
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MAXIMS

We have 21. Many other faiths and sects and organizations have them. They are everywhere. Pastor Carlos here to remind you this Monday that our Maxims are for us to remind us of our path. Maxims are short Truths to the point. There are collections of them and IF you study mankind, you will find THIS is one of the things we do share. We do share truth. We may act like we do not but we do. This is the path I would like to encourage this week. Which are your Maxims? check 'em out and see if you actually like them or choose them. You don't have to have just "ONLY" a set, you can choose which and where and how. Maxims, think about them this week lol pun intended
Maxims help cultivate things. Want something new or a new crop of ideas and ways, start cultivation on you own Maxims in your path and see if you don't start growing or cultivating new things. Happy seeking friends and Jedi and may the FORCE be with y'all
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30 May 2022 12:20 #368382 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Harmony

This week -I want to touch on the idea of Harmony. Our last Maxim has a focus. It leaves you with this...


Seek out harmony

One of the KEY things we share in our paths as Jedi is the idea of creating and dwelling in harmony. Its the hardest thing for me as ME to keep and pass. Harmony can be shared by those who have it and by those who cultivate it. Its a shared thing at times. We can not tell one another HOW to create it for some one else. We must do that on our own. Further more, we can find out what what type of harmony we wanna pass too. No way! Yea way. There are different types of harmony as their are different colors for shirts and pants.

Harmony: To be connected to the Force.

A Jedi seeks to live in harmony with the Force, for that is the reason to be a Jedi. To better understand its ways, to better know one's place within it.

This week think about is if you like... what type of harmony is possible and where do I find it....

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06 Jun 2022 11:49 #368557 by Carlos.Martinez3
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"Jedi Believe:
In the Force, and in the inherent worth of all life within it.
In the sanctity of the human person. We oppose the use of torture and cruel or unusual punishment, including the death penalty.
In a society governed by laws grounded in reason and compassion, not in fear or prejudice.
In a society that does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or circumstances of birth such as gender, ethnicity and national origin.
In the ethic of reciprocity, and how moral concepts are not absolute but vary by culture, religion and over time.
In the positive influence of spiritual growth and awareness on society.
In the importance of freedom of conscience and self-determination within religious, political and other structures.
In the separation of religion and government and the freedoms of speech, association and expression."


This is what we believe, and if you notice- with the exception of the reference to the FORCE - the rest belongs to humanity.
We as Jedi believe in, humanity???
We are human. We do fall under all the terms and services to being a human every day.


Good morning! Jedi everywhere,

Today I would like to chat about the "What We Believe" section. With the exception of the reference to the FORCE; our "What We Believe" statement; is all about being a human. We are Jedi as choice but, we are humans first. There is nothing we do here in the Temple that is an exclusive thing, it's actually more to the opposite.

ANYONE can do what we do. ANYONE can seek a path of humanity, mercy, and selflessness.
It doesn't have to be A JEDI path; however, we do frequent that here. "What we believe" is what (most) humans believe.

We believe we are all connected, we believe we are all one in one way form or another,
isn't that an odd way to think?

Of all the creatures and people(s) in the Star Wars Sagas - humans are the idea.

It is my hope that as we travel this path and as we learn, we find our own humanity our own teachers and people who can help us. Like the MYTH, there is always others just waiting to help us - more so it is true in real life there is always someone watching your path.

Some of us believe things we know to be true and some we know to be UN-TRUE.

This week, I encourage you to find what you think is true in your path and see if you believe it or not. Something happens when you reflect like this. Let me know what you find.

What do you believe in really??

Do you walk around with the Sweeny Todd mentality of everything is sh*t and the world in it is sh*t.... do we look down often?

Our focus does determine our reality.

There is an old saying, "Where you put your eyes; your heart goes too."

Energy goes where attention goes so, this week challenge what you believe not only our own doctrine but your own.

Do you actually believe what you say you do?

It's a hard question to ask any Jedi and it's the toughest to ask ourselves that very question as well. Be WARY of our attachments, even the ones we say we believe in.

May the FORCE be with y'all
Pastor Carlos

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13 Jun 2022 12:24 #368671 by Carlos.Martinez3
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To have a place to go ...
Where do you go....???

A Return is an idea or a person place or thing that we can use when we forget our focus. There are times in our path when we are tried or tested or something just happens. Things happen for no reason as well, not just because your name is Carlos or Bill or Someone. If our focus determines our reality; then so true would be where we look is where our mind's eye is. Today I give you the idea of our Returns.
What do you return to, when you need a recharge or a reminder of your path?
I want to remind every Jedi everywhere- this is what Doctrine and Philosophy are for, it's in the definition actually if you look 'em up. So, when you find yourself in need- return. Choose a return to fall back on or just fall in love again. They are out there.

Seek and you WILL find
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20 Jun 2022 11:19 - 20 Jun 2022 12:03 #368809 by Carlos.Martinez3
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This morning evening day time night time -I would like to encourage every Jedi to think about this if you like ...Peace - Understanding and Harmony

Good morning Vincent

Good morning Amaya

May the Force be with y'all today

14. Jedi are guardians of peace. We believe in helping all those that are in need, in whatever form, to the best of our ability. We recognise that sometimes providing help requires courage in the face of adversity but understand that conflict is resolved through peace, understanding and harmony.

Teaching number 14 states we are guardians of peace

We keep peace 3 ways but not only these three

Peace can come from many places. We can find it in a walk or a book or a movie or a idea or even in one another

Peace is a difficult thing to keep now a days

Its funny but every Jedi I have ever met want or has a similar idea of finding peace

We all want it

We all wanna be better at it

Peace can come from understanding



What is understanding ?

What happens during this time of reflection when you focus on understanding or harmony or peace ?

I want to encourage every Jedi around that when ya need it PEACE can be around and where you left it

Peace comes in many forms

I think Jedi easily forget this in the search for it

I know I do often

What do you do to find peace ? What do you do to give it? Do we really have it?

Understanding can come from study and frequency

The more we frequent things the more we become accustom to the results

the more we can know

Understanding and harmony are the two containers you can make peace with or the spray that can help or the focus to cultivate new life

Harmony and Understanding are the cats meow when it comes to peace

I know without direction I can be in a phase of time and life that is... questionable

Without focus, you can fall for just about anything

So be carful Jedi

Know what you believe and find it out. Try it and see if it creates the harmony and the results you want

Do you have the understanding you want?

Does your faith and what you practice create harmony in your life ?

Does it create understanding ? Thats really the big idea today and this week -

When you need it can you find understanding and harmony in your path and life?

Can you find the peace you need- better yet- can you find the peace you and MAYBE others... need

This is my hope fro every Jedi here and everywhere- that we find peace and keep it. Further more, it is my hope we pass it too

Keeping the ideas of harmony and understanding can allow PEACE to bloom

I promise

Something to think about this week friends and Jedi everywhere -y'all 310 brilliant souls of understanding and power. Thank yall for subscribing and continuing to seek - serve and search for the Force

May the Force be with y'all this week

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