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Author Topic: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets  (Read 2196 times)

Maps

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Re: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 08:08:01 pm »
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I guess what it boils down to is that a lot of this religious stuff is faith. Plain and simple. And maybe the more you do physical, concrete things related to that faith, the more grounded it feels.

 
Some people are really good at separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to that inner dialogue, and know how to use it. I... just don't. :I

It is all faith, but it's still gotta be constructive and usable in some way. And it's gonna be different for everybody. Yay!

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Re: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 08:37:40 pm »
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Some people are really good at separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to that inner dialogue, and know how to use it.


Typically, if it's chatter, it's me.

If it's a few short words or even one word and it's very quiet and can only be heard when I'm still and silent, then it's "not me." It doesn't happen that often. And usually there is a different tone or flavor or color to it from my own voice.

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Re: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2012, 06:08:46 am »
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I don't know what I'm asking for exactly. Maybe some way to verify that I'm not pulling things out of thin air, or that I'm not following the lead of sockpuppets.


This forum post (Evaluating your Gnosis) has a checklist of questions to ask yourself in figuring out whether it's sockpuppets or divine. I like me a good checklist, and I think this one is great - as is the following conversation.
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Re: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 02:52:35 am »
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I'm going to go in a slightly different direction.

You may never be able to verify that your internal chatter is (or isn't) deity driven; I have yet to learn of a sure-fire tested and proven (with repeatable results) method to do so.  However, you can learn to categorize the different messages within the communication and act (or not act) accordingly.

Here's something I wrote in another space that might be helpful:
Anything indicating someone/something is out to get me
Anything indicating I am a super special singled out person with amazing gifts


I cannot stress those two enough. I recently almost lost a friend to a guy(lets call him charles) she was dating because god told him he had special warrior angel powers, fought demons and sent them back to hell, had all these special powers which conveniently were taken away so he couldn't prove them, could predict the future but only after it happened, he would save the world from satans enslavement because he is actually jesus, my friends exbf was a demon sent from satan to kill charles and my friend, charles must kill her ex before he kills them, and charles could see "timelines" in which he told my friend she would kill herself in order to become a warrior angel and save the world with him. They also needed to find the 11 other warrior angels to kill themselves so they could transform. And my friend wholeheartedly believed this because in her words "the goddess told [her] it was true." You must keep outrageous things under control or you could risk the possibility of hurting yourself or others. I couldn't imagine what would have happened if I let it go and didn't say anything to her and her parents. She could have ended up killing herself at the beliefs of this crazy guy who convinced her to be excited about dying.

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Re: Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 03:22:14 am »
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I cannot stress those two enough. I recently almost lost a friend to a guy(lets call him charles) she was dating because god told him he had special warrior angel powers, fought demons and sent them back to hell, had all these special powers which conveniently were taken away so he couldn't prove them, could predict the future but only after it happened, he would save the world from satans enslavement because he is actually jesus, my friends exbf was a demon sent from satan to kill charles and my friend, charles must kill her ex before he kills them, and charles could see "timelines" in which he told my friend she would kill herself in order to become a warrior angel and save the world with him. They also needed to find the 11 other warrior angels to kill themselves so they could transform. And my friend wholeheartedly believed this because in her words "the goddess told [her] it was true." You must keep outrageous things under control or you could risk the possibility of hurting yourself or others. I couldn't imagine what would have happened if I let it go and didn't say anything to her and her parents. She could have ended up killing herself at the beliefs of this crazy guy who convinced her to be excited about dying.

 
:eek:  That sounds like the beginning of a bad fantasy novel or B-movie.  I hope she's alright now.  (and as far away from him as possible.)

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Communicating with the Gods and Not the Inner Sockpuppets
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2012, 04:02:56 pm »
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:eek:  That sounds like the beginning of a bad fantasy novel or B-movie.  I hope she's alright now.  (and as far away from him as possible.)

Oh yes. After I said something to her and her parents, it snapped her out of it and she began questioning him, he didn't like it very much so he broke up with her and gave her some story about the timeline he was was broken, they weren't supposed to find out they were soul mates, and he cannot be in love with her but only love her as Jesus loves the world because yaknow, he was the reincarnated Jesus and all.

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