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finding the god within and without

Are you someone that relies on another to tell you who you are?  Does your mind sometimes tell you that you are less than you are?  Less able, less capable, less beautiful, less powerful? Or are you someone that knows who you are?

God is a hot topic these days especially when times are really bad or really good.  People feel that either God is punishing them for their sins or that they are really blessed for what He’s done.  My viewpoint on this is that ‘We all have the seeds of greatness inside, the ‘god-seed’ and our very reality is built upon agreement.  We are essentially spiritual beings carrying around a body to inhabit as the spirit is invisible.  When life is present in anything or anyone, then the spirit is there-the god-within.

Some people act and do things that are noble in making the world a better place; a place where one’s ideas can be expressed as in the arts, science, and technology.  There is that bit of knowledge that is needed that carries a responsibility to forward and move it to the front; then to control that without harming the other.  The very freedoms of our society are built on intellectuals, and the artists- those that can imagine and bring forth a better world.

The mind of man can be changed that we know.  Yet, can the mind of man be such as to have complete admiration, beauty and the ability to or not to communicate to others regardless of where that might be in space and time?  A resounding yes is my answer!  The ideal man is about the god within displayed without.  It scares some people to think that there is that capacity or ability to be that.  But it is true because it is essentially who we are, spiritual beings.  God, in Its Imagination, has and will continue to form man according to its image.  We cannot help but be conformed as our awareness increases.

The I AM A SPIRIT book lays out the messages that are true for anyone.  For we are all one, yet very individual and unique.   The god within each of us communicates that and is agreed upon by those who know who they are.  The god within you is the same god within me-the only difference being is that we all have our different talents and skills to offer the world.  God within is a mighty statement-one that The Best of Me from a-z! Virtues and Traits for Kids espouse as the world only recognizes who we are by our example.   The children of today should be concerned with who they potentially are and live up to that ideal-an ideal that is built on imagination, sovereignty, independence, self-determinism, self-reliance, and freedom.  The abler we all can be, the fewer burdens put upon the rest of the world.

Some Solutions to finding the god within and without:

  • Study other religious beliefs to help foster peace as only then will there’ll be communication, understanding, and appreciation of the similarities and commonalities we all have.
  • Help further those causes that help each of us to be more cognizant of the god-within and who help us develop those abilities and talents so that we all can be more ethical and responsible beings.

Let us remember it was William Shakespeare who wrote, “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

So that being said- Be yourself, keep learning and growing and may you never be the same!

 

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What Are They Thinking?

Another great post.

Joke Reeder's Educational Articles

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If you are raising a child with a moral code only, you are not raising an ethical being; you are raising an obedient child.

Don’t be shocked when, as a teenager, he rebels to all those orders, yet is not able to come up with survival solutions to his problems.  Following orders has not trained him in reason or judgment, and that’s what ethics is: rightness adjusted by judgment and reason.

School systems no longer teach logic or reason.  Students must choose between a right and a wrong answer, and these are learned by heart.  The students never get to flex their muscles about relative rights. They are not trusted to think, required to evaluate data or draw conclusions based on what they have observed.  The right-and-wrong system in our schools is a system of anger where the student is too scared to form a…

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The Student is Not the Problem

Part of the problem does lie in seeing the student as the problem. If we could see all students as possibilities and opportunities and take responsibility for them as our own and help them thrive, instead of drugging and labeling them, we’d see different results. Agree.

Joke Reeder's Educational Articles

Screen Shot 2019-06-25 at 8.49.34 PMThere used to be good teachers and bad teachers, and you could tell them apart by looking at their students.  

When Jamie Escalante taught mathematics in South Central LA, every student passed, every year.  Many passed the advanced placement calculus test as well. He delivered.

Other teachers in the same school, teaching the same students embraced the obstacles the environment presented, and they failed utterly.

See “Stand and Deliver” and watch a good teacher in action.  He brooked no excuses.  They did a good job of capturing his passion.

That was then….

These days we are led to believe that there are good students and bad students and you can tell them apart by their grades, disabilities, and disorders. 

Unhampered, then, by any uncomfortable feelings of culpability, a teacher can now do a bad job, not do the job at all, because the parents, themselves…

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Superheroes on Super Bowl Sunday

You see them on TV and dressed up at parties…but just what is a superhero?  To me, a superhero is one that takes 1) life by the horns (is in command of life in a positive way) and 2) elevates his or her friends or groups of friends to even greater heights of goodness, honesty, truthfulness, and ethics besides vastly improving their abilities.

In taking life by the horns, it would actually be a person so endowed with life itself- a god or a goddess she would be.  There have been many superheroes throughout the ages, men like Einstein, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Aristotle, and even Plato to top the list.  Can you think of some great superheroes that were female?  I bet we both can!  How about Madame Curie, Joan of Arc, or even Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks or even Harriet Tubman?  Certainly, and there is a vast majority of them.  We just never hear about them due to all the negativity that is put forth from the news, tabloids, etc.

And for 2 above-Like what abilities you might ask could this superhero improve?  Like being able to communicate better or perhaps getting along with others better. Perhaps giving the needed help in not solving the person’s problems, but putting the person in the position of helping to solve those problems themselves.  There are so many ways to help others without holding them down and keeping them at that particular station in life.

In all truthfulness, superheroes are not born, they are actually made.  Wouldn’t it be great if we as a culture could raise up a generation of superheroes?  It simply starts as a decision…a decision to be a superhero, growing in knowledge about what that entails and practicing those things, a willingness to help yourself and others and going out and doing it!

Can we raise up a generation of superheroes?

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“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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How To keep your favorite books in the library

With libraries ‘weeding’ books every 3-4 years based on their use in and out of the library, it came to mind that the best of the best of the minds of men are going to be in our libraries in the future.  Or will they? And who makes that determination?  If they are our public libraries, then is it just a select few that screen them or ‘weed them out based on their usage?  It is all based on numbers actually.  So the more the books that are checked out, the longer those books stay on the shelves.  It’s as simple as that.

It makes a good game though to have ‘Friends of the Library’ sell older ‘weeded’ books only for others to buy them and sell them at record highs because they are now in demand from scarcity.  Makes a good game, like I said.

I have my own personal library…and treasure certain authors.  Of course, when I don’t have them, then I can go online and get them when I need or want them.  So really, what’s the big deal?

Bottom line: If you have a favorite author or book in the public library, you might want to check the book out or pass that preference on to others so they can check it out, too, and often.  Keep your favorite books alive in the library!

 

Featured Image courtesy of Mary Rensberry and Lou, Librarian, at the Oscoda County Library, Mio, Michigan

 

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Our God-given​ Human Rights

It’s never too late to express the desire within me that I wish everyone to know and act upon their God-given rights,their Human Rights.

Dec. 10th marked the 70th year that the founder, Eleanor Roosevelt, along with representatives from regions all over the world, formally adopted a document which was outlined by the United Nations.  These representatives laid out thirty fundamental rights that every human being on earth inherits simply because of who they are-Human.  This document became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

First, some definitions:

We are Human meaning a member of the Homo Sapiens species; man, woman, child or person.

We have Rights meaning things to which You and I are responsible for and responsible for upholding- freedoms that are guaranteed and should not be taken for granted, simply because we are Human.

We have thirty Human Rights.  Do you know them?

How can we ensure that our Human Rights are being upheld if we do not know our rights?  Who or what entities or Organizations can help with this endeavor?  I can state it simply-those persons/people or those groups that recognize that we have these guaranteed Human Rights and which help to ensure that Human Rights are known and protected, not abused.

1. Those people and organizations that help uplift Humanity without enslavement or entrapment.  That would mean dignifying the personhood.  (Dignified defined as being worthy, honored or esteemed.)  If we are all made of star-dust and are creations full of potential, then isn’t it everyone’s duty and responsibility to ensure that we KNOW that and even more so, act upon that?

2. Those people and organizations that allow for participation and sharing in life itself and to which encourages an exchange for the benefits granted to them.  Most people are more than willing to pay it back or pay it forward once living from their conscience.  Do you know of such groups and organizations that encourage participation and sharing?  What do you give in return?  How do you help?

3. Those people and organizations that have and use their voice-a voice that speaks loudly for those that have & have not; a passion instilled within them to level the playing field so that all humans know, have and appreciate their God-given Human Rights.

Yes, it may sadly come down to doing actual harm to those that would want to suppress these rights but- – -That is how important Education is– so that the tipping point of using destruction can be averted if at all possible.

Are there effective and enlightened humans and groups of humans working either by themselves or together in unison to achieve the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Are there effective materials and tools one can find and use to help enlighten others?

Yes, there are.

Study to show yourselves approved.

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