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the other day while posting-sharing I noticed that it maybe futile to question any particular value directly, and instead to simply look at the mechanics of values conflicting within my own mind and playing out in my relationships with others

have you ever felt yourself or seen another
defend being right in order to be happy
on what bases does this occur

the purpose is to maintain-defend a system of values
previously subscribed to
in order to make me..........

makes sense eh?

well here I made an attempt
to lay out the frame work of such a system using a new app

this could also be referred to as comfort zone
when there is a disturbance to ones comfort zone
what happens next?
attack defend make rules in an attempt to control future disturbances

enjoy
even as I post this - I am aware of so many value thoughts arising into my awareness
http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=KRE93ui

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its like this
let Holy Spirit - Teacher With In

use what I see-think - values etc
for me
in order to undo
a thought system of separation - maintained through judgement

or the ego would use the same against me
though I may not recognize it so
in order to maintain separation, and the need-use of judgement
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Are you aware that the Word dog spelt backwards is ... GOD?
My dog is a great teacher...
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In * Joy * In * Love
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Complete abstraction is the natural condition of the mind. But part of it is now unnatural. It does not look on everything as one. It sees instead but fragments of the whole, for only thus could it invent the partial world you see. The purpose of all seeing is to show you what you wish to see. All hearing but brings to your mind the sounds it wants to hear.

Thus were specifics made. And now it is specifics we must use in practicing. We give them to the Holy Spirit that He may employ them for a purpose which is different from the one we gave to them. Yet He can use but what we made to teach us from a different point of view, so we can see a different use in everything.

One brother is all brothers. Every mind contains all minds, for every mind is one. Such is the truth. Yet do these thoughts make clear the meaning of creation? Do these words bring perfect clarity with them to you? What can they seem to be but empty sounds, pretty, perhaps; correct in sentiment, yet fundamentally not understood nor understandable. The mind that taught itself to think specifically can no longer grasp abstraction in the sense that it is all-encompassing. We need to see a little that we learn a lot.

It seems to be the body that we feel limits our freedom, makes us suffer and at last puts out our life. Yet bodies are but symbols of a concrete form of fear. Fear without symbols calls for no response, for symbols can stand for the meanings. Love needs no symbols, being true. But fear attaches to specifics, being false.
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a few thoughts about
conflicts values, resistance, depress the vitality of life

So yesterday I was talking with a friend and together we were looking at conflicting values as we were having our discussion she thought to invite me to continue our discussion on paltalk at Awakening Together, the conversation allowed for several discoveries

When your goal is to avoid conflict
The last thing you would want to do is look at it
Unless there is a good enough reason purpose for doing so

and another thing that is experienced over and over
resistance was mentioned

this morning it is clear that resistance and conflicting values are related
by trying to ignore-escape the latter - that would be the very active activity referred to as resistance

resistance can then turn into depression
as resisting the vitality for life is experience instead

I would love to continue to share on this in an open discussion
like a hangout, if there is interest in doing so

so funny thing I do value privacy among a bushel of values I am aware of
at any given time, so posting so openly does ping on that value occasionally

it shows up like
why are you doing this? you really don't need to share this.
supporting privacy protection

I also value healing and participating in the plan

while values themselves seem to be the same,
the importance I give them as more or less in this circumstance

doesn't mean that I am truly free of the conflict within my mind

its like natural to come to this realization, in order to recognize the need for help-healing, and the desire to accept it
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want hear a funny lets see if I can express it as I received it
when you look upon the white background and see the text I posted

I was given this, you might think you see space a gap where something is not, yet there is no gap or empty space,

something does exist there

its like I may not be aware 1st hand of the ripples-the extension,
yet I realize there are effects even if I don't see them or am not presently aware of them

its like ok well thats cool, I don't really know what that means to me, but somehow it also seems to make perfect sense, even if I don't really understand the meaning yet and don't know how to express it,
I feel rest assured there will come a time when not knowing will be totally replaced by Knowing

INSPIRATION 
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Maureen Lynch

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Why are you so hateful? Why are you trying to come between my relationship with your subtle posts be it in here or publicly?
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ok so I may edit and clarify this post throughout the day
so to continue on looking at my arising conflicting values I experience
and how I may react to them now or see my past reactions to them

I became aware of several values this morning - to begin with tidy the house up -well willing to do a few things along those lines
trash, dishes, make breakfast, vac, take trash to the curb - laundry was yesterday

as I was vaccuming the back porch, its like without the word chore entering into my awareness
I saw past judgements I had made on housework
categorized as not fun

but I cannot just keep ignoring it,
something does have to be done
so I go about doing it
out of neccesity
always somewhat feeling of sacrifice

there are other seeming things
I would rather be doing
something along the lines of fun

ok, I earn the right to have fun
when I get this out of the way

hmm now I dont really feel like it
I feel tired instead perhaps exhausted
just need to lie down and relax abit instead
fun will have to wait
this is more important now
if I dont lie down, I may fall down
there are other thoughts that come into my awareness
to give support to that decision

So what this is....
is a experience of conflicting values
this simple example is loaded with them

what I find interesting at this moment
is if I hate conflict, I will try to find ways to escape
using whatever means
that seem to offer me the quickest way out

I may decide to not tidy the house
ignore it - put it off till later
and reasons comes in to awareness to support this decision

I may distract myself and do something else
something that appears to be more fun

I could find. a reason to just leave the house
thinking this is a quick escape

I can make myself feel good-better
shopping, walking, visiting to name a few other activities
its things I need to do, anyhow
now is as a good time as ever

take a shower, after all I am entitled to that
I can easily distract myself in various sorts of ways
the cosigner in my mind agrees with me

Oh I just cant stand it
I need a break
why doesnt someone else help me with this

I feel assaulted in the minefield
and just want to escape
I feel like crap, stressed out
I have no patience
lets see how can I make myself feel happier, better
that wont take much effort
because I dont really have any energy left to give

maybe your minefield of conflicting values looks alot different than this
take a look
maybe take a few moments and really look while jotting down a few notes
it just may transform your day
and result in changes you couldn't have imagined before
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just a quick note
I am not actively interested in trying to change any of the values I may mention in my posts
I am simply looking at them as I am inspired to do so with the Teacher Within
its not really the individual values that is the focus
its the conflict of values within my mind

I have tried to manage conflict
avoid it
complain about it
blame it on another, circumstances, situations

When you're goal is to avoid Conflict
The last thing you would want to do is look at it
Unless there is a good enough reason
a purpose for doing so



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Maureen Lynch

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Law of Gentleness 
Because cell-level healing occurs primarily in the domain of a single individual, our best health resource is asking our body directly.  Any form of muscle testing is the easiest way.  On a scale of 1-10, ask:  How beneficial is this intervention, for this body, at this time?  This way we avoid errors and healing crises.
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I always seem to come
face to face with rules
that govern and maintain
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so in a world experiencing

conflicting values

would be quite intolerable experience day after day
as issues would arise assaulting
ones peace of mind - sense of well-being

out of necessity - gives birth to
ways of dealing with ones own value thought system

a sense of satisfaction - seal of approval
contentment - fixation - to re-enforce what is believed as MOST important
competition - develop a holier than thou attitude -a feeling of knowing better is re-enforced

this leads on to feelings of superiority
and a fear of losing
protect at all costs becomes a underlying mantra theme

it begins with a thought that is followed by a pre-programed feeling
that has already been pre-approved at another time
given value as it seems to offer something desirable

I realize this may be a somewhat vague expression here
if I talk about the values directly
most likely defense for them will arise rather quickly

so its useful to look at the mechanics
see the program that is playing

and ask or invite the Inner Teacher
to show you how this might be relevant
to the healing plan at hand

the values themselves
are based upon what already seems reasonable
and there most likely is an individual story to give it support
foundation-need for relevancy of particular values
( a supporting itself framework )

I am not here to judge or take away
yet I am here to aid help set free

judging attacking hiding from me
isn't going to heal your mind
which might relatively be somewhat of
a newer value

and may lag behind a bit as it gathers strength
for what it offers
to clearly understand that
it can and does outweigh all the rest
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values can be likened to keys on on a piano-keyboard
as a small child may have one with 8 colored keys
and learn to play a note at a time
can grow into a set of values likened to a full piano keyboard
with even multiple keyboards like on an organ

imagine sitting
in the middle of multiple keyboards
representing unique patterns or set of values
to include but not limited to

work
play
home
church
social groups
family of origin
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Faithfulness

The extent of the teacher of God's faithfulness is the measure of his advancement in the curriculum. Does he still select some aspects of his life to bring to his learning, while keeping others apart? If so, his advancement is limited, and his trust not yet firmly established. Faithfulness is the teacher of God's trust in the Word of God to set all things right; not some, but all. Generally, his faithfulness begins by resting on just some problems, remaining carefully limited for a time. To give up all problems to one Answer is to reverse the thinking of the world entirely. And that alone is faithfulness. Nothing but that really deserves the name. Yet each degree, however small, is worth achieving. Readiness, as the text notes, is not mastery.

True faithfulness, however, does not deviate. Being consistent, it is wholly honest. Being unswerving, it is full of trust. Being based on fearlessness, it is gentle. Being certain, it is joyous. And being confident, it is tolerant. Faithfulness, then, combines in itself the other attributes of God's teachers. It implies acceptance of the Word of God and His definition of His Son. It is to Them that faithfulness in the true sense is always directed. Toward Them it looks, seeking until it finds. Defenselessness attends it naturally, and joy is its condition. And having found, it rests in quiet certainty on That alone to Which all faithfulness is due.
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I recommend  +Rogier Van Vliessingen's blogpost:
What has been given you? The knowledge that you are a mind, in Mind and purely mind, sinless forever, wholly unafraid, because you were created out of love. Nor have you left your Source, remaining as you were created. This w...
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Rather than have the courage to respond to me, you blocked your posts from me after you've been hateful in doing all you've done, you're a coward, a seriously sick, miserably twisted tormented entity, maureen lynch greene. Regardless of what harm you've tried to my relationship, remember well that God does see and truly know all
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A blogpost I wrote quite som time ago...How I got on the ACIM path - and iconpainting...
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You sre so kind +Iris Aries❤️
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