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12 Jul 2022 01:24 #369290 by Carlos.Martinez3
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One of the JOY's of a place like this is the joy to be able to log on and catch up as soon as you like. You never really miss anything like that. Feel free to scroll though these as well, there's about 5 years worth of posts here, enjoy and May the Force be with you.

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18 Jul 2022 12:17 #369382 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Good day and Time Zone Jedi everywhere
May the Force be with y'all

Jedi teaching 3

3. Jedi are aware of the future impacts of action and inaction and of the influence of the past, but live in and focus on the Now. We let ourselves flow like water through the events around us. We embrace the ever changing and fluid world, adapting and changing as it does.

Our doctrine for the Temple is taken from humanity (edited)

tuvaetasi — Today at 5:58 AM
Interesting.
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Ill admit it

Pastor Carlos — Today at 5:58 AM
Very
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lol

tuvaetasi — Today at 5:58 AM
sometimes I let life slip on by while, flowing like water

Pastor Carlos — Today at 5:58 AM
we got 2 minutes so I shall wait till then lol
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water is like that

tuvaetasi — Today at 5:58 AM
ok
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ok

Pastor Carlos — Today at 5:59 AM
you can slip and with just a tiny bit of water, you can move masses
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ohh your gunna get me started lol never a bad thing
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water is weird
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Water is the most oddest form we have I think (edited)
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It can represent all states LIQUID VAPOR and Solid
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it is in everything everywhere and everything finds ways to gain some from of life from it

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:01 AM
our bodyhalf water

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:01 AM
Nothing can stop it yet we can contain and attempt to control it

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:02 AM
mm im listening

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:02 AM
yea - Im not a science person but I dont understand that - I get it- but water is everywhere
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EVERYWHERE
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it rains
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the lack of water has consequences

Tx_druid — Today at 6:02 AM
Good morning

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:03 AM
hey hey!
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We are chatting about Jedi teaching number 3

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:03 AM
I heard this life is a rude awakening.. (moments later everything turns into water except self)

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:03 AM
I have heard lifes a garden, dig it !

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@Pastor Carlos
We are chatting about Jedi teaching number 3

Tx_druid — Today at 6:03 AM
yes, I backtracked the convo

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:03 AM
joking there friend

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ChaotishRabe — Today at 6:04 AM
Morning all!

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:04 AM
one thing we can be certain of is WATER
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good morning !!
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and how fleeting NOW is
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Now is a very easy concept to say but a much more heavier idea to grasp
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NOW
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the Now
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there are many people who share ideas of the NOW and ideas about "The Now"
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Why focus on the NOW ?
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Why water?

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:06 AM
breathing is important!

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:06 AM
true ...why ?

@Pastor Carlos
Why focus on the NOW ?

ChaotishRabe — Today at 6:06 AM
The now is the only thing we can materially affect. We can influence the future with the focus on the now.

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:06 AM
do we forget?

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:06 AM
yes

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:06 AM
nods at Chatoish
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The NOW

We are encouraged and reminded about the NOW.

"The Now" is a different way of thinking as well
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There are hundreds of "NOW" ideas available but the reminder for Jedi is that we can have a mix of it

River — Today at 6:28 AM
It's a tricky balance sometimes: being in the now and also remembering the rent is due next week and acting accordingly

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:28 AM
mix meaning a schedule?

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:28 AM
We can live in the Now rigth ...now lol

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:28 AM
nods
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for things like that, we remind others of water and the flow
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"We let ourselves flow like water through the events around us"
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We are the water at times too
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THAT can change things for some

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:30 AM
Water can turn hot or become ice as well. us becoming water, there may be ice burgs right in front of us
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in the way

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:30 AM
we can be like that too
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we can be hard when we need to or fluid or a spirit , mind body and spirit
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The teaching reminds us WE flow through things and life as well
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We embrace and flow through it
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What does that mean ?
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To embrace something and flow through it too ?

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:33 AM
acceptance is part of it

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:33 AM
nods- for many it is

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:35 AM
To accept while understanding knowing the self engaging or ignoring results thought before consequeces is the result

Tx_druid — Today at 6:35 AM
water changes its course around anything in its stream, yet can move or wear a path through if it focuses or take the time to do so. water accepts that there are both things that can be avoided, and things that can be dealt with

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:35 AM
To be a Jedi is to be Human, not some mythical creature with make believe rules - we all have a beginning and its the Humanity of things
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"We know"... these teaching should start with the phrase ---- "we know " - lol
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but the idea - one of them is that we find our humanity
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we remember we are all human and under that banner we can share with one another

tuvaetasi — Today at 6:38 AM
share

Pastor Carlos — Today at 6:38 AM
"we know that "....the future impacts of action and inaction and of the influence of the past, but live in and focus on the Now.
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its a small reminder
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thats all the teachings in our Doctrine are for, just simple reminders of what WE choose
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we are humans and try to live in this world of reality
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we have pains and wins and we lose and we fall and we go up and down
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ANY Doctrine can help you
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having a place to go for reminders is healthy
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our Doctrine comes from our Humanity
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Teaching number three reminds us to ...be like water...
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What a HUMAN idea

May the Force be with you
Pastor Carlos

I leave you with this bad joke


There were these ants one day looking fro a good home
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they found green grass and rolling hills and decided to make the mound there
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Little did they know it was golf course to which the first ball landed into the newly made ant mound.
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The golfer hacked away spreading all the workers everywhere in a frenzy...
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Two ants looked back to the mound after being launched from it and said" Hey if we wanna survive, we better get on the ball..."

Time Flows and Ebbs- Live in the NOW as often as you can.

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01 Aug 2022 10:57 - 01 Aug 2022 11:44 #369681 by Carlos.Martinez3
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Prowess: To seek excellence in all endeavors expected of a Jedi.

A Jedi strives to acquire greater skill and expertise in what they do at all times so that it may be used in the service of the greater good, and not for personal profit. This requires discipline, patience and perfect practice.


Prowess

skill or expertise in a particular activity or field:

bravery in battle:

The very FIRST Maxim is Prowess

Jedi have a specific set or type of skills.

Humans can master anything they try.

If we, as humans, do it long enough - anything- a certain number of times... it can become a habit or a routine. The very first piece of truth we hold and share with one another is a reminder that each of us as Jedi have a particular set of ideas and ways of doing things. Some of us have different backgrounds and we are at different levels in our paths as well. It is during this seek or this ebb and flow of life that, well, its where the rubber meets the road.

A maxim (MAKS-im) is a compact expression of a general truth or rule of conduct.



Now this Maxim states this "...in what they do at all times.."

This is a friendly reminder that you can do what you do, and you can do it how YOU do it. You as a human can master anything. If it is in the realm of human possibility, it can be done.

Perfect practice is the hardest thing to find a balance on. The idea is the mastery in the seek.

We as Jedi STRIVE, we try. In the try is where you will find me, and it is my hope that in the try is where I find you this morning. Our try's are different because that which we have mastered is different too and at different levels. Something to think about this week Jedi and friends.


"If no one tells you this week I will- I care about every one of y'all like O'Hana- like family. I love you for who you are today AND tomorrow."

Pastor Carlos

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08 Aug 2022 10:48 #369787 by Carlos.Martinez3
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What is your CAUSE?

Why are you here?

16. Jedi make a commitment to their cause and to humanity. Our ideals, philosophies, and practices define the belief of Jediism and we take action on this path for self-improvement and to help others. We are both the witnesses and protectors of the Jedi way by the practice of our convictions.

What is your cause, the whole reason why you are here? Every think about that? Why am I here and who am I?

How do you commit to humanity?


What are you practicing? Take some time this week to find out your own CAUSE and how you affect those around you. You will be amazed to see what you find when you take the time to reflect.
Know what your cause is as well. Not knowing is like not having a bearing or a direction to go in some days. Give yourself direction and cause.


This week , if you like, think about these things.


Your cause and affect...

May the Force be with you this week.
Pastor Carlos

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