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Personal Sovereignty
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The word "sovereign" means to be in supreme authority over someone or something, and to be extremely effective and powerful. Therefore, it is usually applied to gods, royalty and governments. We speak of kings and queens as sovereigns (even when they are figureheads), and of the sovereign rights of nations and States.

Personal sovereignty, then, would imply the intrinsic authority and power of an individual to determine his or her own direction and destiny. If that sounds suspiciously like free will, it's because personal sovereignty and free will are the same thing.


The way to increase your personal sovereignty is to increase your use of free will. The way to do that is to decide for yourself what actions to take and reactions to have in any situation, and to decide for yourself how to interpret your actions and reactions whether they are freely chosen or not.

For instance, if you work for someone and are ordered to do an unpleasant task, it can feel like you have lost some of your free will. But in addition to remembering that you can always quit, you can also decide for yourself that you are not working for the boss; you are providing a compensated service, and you can decide to do the task because you choose to, not because you are ordered to. The point is, you can always choose your actions and reactions.

Beware, though. Personal sovereignty has a high price. It's called personal responsibility. As you increase your use of free will, you also increase your responsibility for your own actions and reactions. Increase it enough and you won't be able to blame your parents, your enemies, your friends, your lovers or spouse, society, fate, Satan or God for anything having to do with your experience.

If a lot of people were to greatly increase their personal responsibility our society would undergo tremendous change. Co-dependent and manipulative relationships would all but disappear; untold numbers of trial lawyers would have to find new professions; politicians would be held accountable for their decisions; insurance companies would have to change a lot of policies; people of different faiths would be more tolerant of each other, humanity would act more from love than fear... Now what kind of world would that be?


http://www.huna.org/html/perssov.html



Taking Personal Responsibility

The conclusions of the “new” biology provide a radical departure from our conventional beliefs of how life works. In contrast to the notion that we are biochemical automatons driven by genes, the new insights reveal that it is the mind that controls genes, which in turn shape our biology and behaviour. The self-conscious mind, associated with our individual identity and the manifestation of thoughts, is guided by our own personal desires and intentions.

While we generally perceive that our self-conscious mind is “controlling” the show, neuroscience has established the fact that 95% of our behaviour is under the control of the more powerful subconscious mind. As most of our personal and cultural problems arise from the fact that behaviours derived from the subconscious mind are essentially invisible to us, we rarely observe our automated behaviour.

We have all been shackled with emotional chains wrought by dysfunctional behaviours programmed by the stories of the past. However, the next time you are talking to “yourself” with the hope of changing sabotaging subconscious programs, it is important to realise the following information. Using reason to communicate with your subconscious in an effort to change its behaviour would essentially have the same influence as trying to change a program on a cassette tape by talking to the tape player. In neither case is there an entity in the mechanism that will respond to your dialogue.

Subconscious programs are not fixed, unchangeable behaviours. We have the ability to rewrite our limiting beliefs and in the process take control of our lives. However, to change subconscious programs requires the activation of a process other than just engaging in a running dialogue with the subconscious mind. There are a large variety of effective processes to reprogram limiting beliefs, which include clinical hypnotherapy, Buddhist mindfulness and a number of newly developed and very powerful modalities collectively referred to as energy psychology.

http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/...f-the-mind


Knowing thy SELF and healing thy self is as old as the hills.

Jhikpghf

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Jessica6
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That's the problem some people have with anarchism, isn't it...

It can only really work so long as people are willing to take more responsibility for themselves and their families....

It's also why I do recommend 'magic' rituals for people complaining of negative energy or bad things happening to them - they are tricks to reach that part of the mind that the rational part has trouble communicating with.

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. - Mark Twain
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The "Blame Game" seems like it is as old as the hills too.

God notices Adam and Eve hiding themselves because of their nakedness, and asks rhetorically, 'Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?" Adam responds with the "Original blame". "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." This first blame wasn't an ordinary blame, it was a double-inclusive blame (worth more points). Adam blamed Eve for giving him the fruit, as if he was drugged and force-fed with a pureed fruit smoothie. He also cleverly reminded God that it was actually God who gave him the woman in the first place. Thus, he argues, the initial blame and ultimate responsibility lies with God. God then turns to Eve and asks for her explanation of the events. Eve doesn't claim any responsibility. Instead, she exclaims, "The serpent duped me, and I ate it." God didn't buy these excuses or accept the blame.

Adam and Eve lost their jobs and were forced to seek alternative career paths outside of Eden. Adam is cursed to labor and the woman is cursed to submit to her husband and to bear children in pain (until the advent of epidurals). Thus, we can blame Adam every morning on our way out the door to the office and women in labor can blame Eve.

It is interesting to conjecture that prior to eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, there had been no recorded blames occurring in the Garden of Eden. Is it thus too speculative to suggest that it was actually the Knowledge of Evil rather than Good that was specifically responsible for the introduction of the original blame? Not surprisingly, these first blames were accompanied by the first responsibility shifts and first attempts to relieve ourselves of accountability.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-...inal-blame

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Jessica6  Wrote: (02-01-2013 10:23 PM)
That's the problem some people have with anarchism, isn't it...

It can only really work so long as people are willing to take more responsibility for themselves and their families....

It's also why I do recommend 'magic' rituals for people complaining of negative energy or bad things happening to them - they are tricks to reach that part of the mind that the rational part has trouble communicating with.

Jhikpghf


It's not so easy to look in the mirror. People don't want to govern themselves in a true state of anarchy. That is too much responsibility. It's much easier to be governed and then blame that governance for all the woes.

But in truth, those that try to be "sovereign" are systematically "removed". Either by erasing, ridiculing, or force.

It's kind of a catch-22. But really, like it says in the OP. We are responsible for how we not only act, but REact.

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Sovereign under my Creator, works well for me. Many want the label, but few can face the responsibility that goes along with it.

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Coolchick  Wrote: (02-01-2013 10:38 PM)
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Timetorun  Wrote: (02-01-2013 10:37 PM)
Sovereign under my Creator, works well for me. Many want the label, but few can face the responsibility that goes along with it.

Popcorn

I hear you. God's Laws vs man's laws. BIG difference. Jhikpghf

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But here's the thing. It's not to sit here and do nothing. Personal sovereignty implies that we have something to control and tend to. Sovereignty in itself does.

Socrates said," I suggest, gentlemen, that the difficulty is not so much to escape death; the real difficulty is to escape from doing wrong."

"If what Socrates said is true, then "surely the life of us mortals must be turned upside down and apparently we are everywhere doing the opposite of what we should" Where being great becomes being good, courage becomes the willingness to suffer injustice rather than commit it, and the purpose of of life is not to conquer Syracuse, avenge one's friends, build an empire, or leave monuments behind, but to conquer tyrannical impulses and harm no one. . .

http://philosophy.csusb.edu/~tmoody/Sove...irtue.html

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my brother says 'here's the thing..'
all the time lol

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The thing is.. and this is really a hard trick to pull off.. that when you acknowledge yourself as creator of your own reality, if only because the fact of being you thrusts you into a situation, suddenly everything makes more sense and you can start blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong. Odd road, but it puts the weight of knowing, doing, and facing to things in the 'I' that perceives or, done well, in the Being that coexists with the universe, which allows all the barriers to go down and the answers to come through. A lot of our suffering is caused by our bad habits and can be broken down a bit.
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Lakeofmarch  Wrote: (02-01-2013 10:58 PM)
The thing is.. and this is really a hard trick to pull off.. that when you acknowledge yourself as creator of your own reality, if only because the fact of being you thrusts you into a situation, suddenly everything makes more sense and you can start blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong. Odd road, but it puts the weight of knowing, doing, and facing to things in the 'I' that perceives or, done well, in the Being that coexists with the universe, which allows all the barriers to go down and the answers to come through. A lot of our suffering is caused by our bad habits and can be broken down a bit.


Yes. And my reality is built on my perception of it. And it requires examination and understanding of it. You are right. Answers come.

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Lakeofmarch  Wrote: (02-01-2013 10:58 PM)
The thing is.. and this is really a hard trick to pull off.. that when you acknowledge yourself as creator of your own reality, if only because the fact of being you thrusts you into a situation, suddenly everything makes more sense and you can start blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong. Odd road, but it puts the weight of knowing, doing, and facing to things in the 'I' that perceives or, done well, in the Being that coexists with the universe, which allows all the barriers to go down and the answers to come through. A lot of our suffering is caused by our bad habits and can be broken down a bit.

Great responsibility. Everyone wants to be God, when the suddenly are, it is terrifying. (I don't mean God as in an almighty creator Jesus God)

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Thank you for the opportunity to share this song and the humble feeling it gives me. Good thoughts and good blessings from above to you FC.



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Ahhhh, another good thread from you todayHeartflowers

I will have to read through them both more thoroughly when i get off of work latter:)

The natural law always prevails, one way or another.

If you are fighting the tide, expect a rougher ride.
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