We shape our identity and our role in the world, both from within and by way of our interaction with the world.  The world becomes a field that we act within in order to shape that which is within us.  So that as we bring that which is within ourselves forward into the world, we are both creating ourselves and the world itself.

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  1. Sermon Notes
    World View

    1. Our relation with other people helps us to define ourselves.
    1A. While some internal meansures are important for self-identification, there is much we can learn by examining how the world responds to us, & how we respond to the world.
    1A1. How do we formulate the choices we make & involve ourselves in the world?
    1B. We often hear ‘new age’ gurus telling us that what we see in others that we don’t like, is a measure of what we don’t like in ourselves. But this can be more readily dismissed. I don’t like serial killers, but don’t find that tendency in myself, as a part of my psychic makeup.
    1B1. …projection; finding oneself in another.

    2. There are many that would care nothing for any sense of self-awareness & unconsciously project themselves in the world; really viewing it as an oyster to be conquered or mastered, with no regard for any relationship with the world.
    2A. But that they develop any compassion has a direct correspondence to how well they know themselves; compassion being a vice of kings.
    2A1. This in the extreme, becomes pity; gained by condescenion.

    3. As we grow and test the world for its responses, an inner awareness grows; thatt when followed to its natural end, shows/creates one’s destiny.
    3A. It naturally follws that the amalgam of the collected ghoughts of a society would reveal its collective destiny.
    3A1. This further places responsibility on the individual to organize & develop his or her thoughts in order to raise the evolutionary bar.
    3A1a. This s the spiritual work of the Ruach in order to prepare for the Augoeides.

    4. Through interaction w/others, we not only find our own individual development, but a body politic develops from the amalgam of all our thoughts.
    4A. The collective consciousness of the human race.
    4A1. There is also the collective unconscious that Jung refers to, and that sometimes, is also called the Akashic Records.
    4B. The world is an amalgam of all our thoughts & is therefore, exactiy as it should be.
    4B1. So therefore, if one has a complaint about the world, the problem is really w/the individual’s relationshiop w/the world.
    4B2. Our utopian dreams can construct false ideals that distubr us. We must strive to an existential understanding of why things are the way they are.
    4B2a. e.g. Peace is a false ideal, as teh world is built * maintained by violence. (cf. Heidegger’s Intro to Metaphysics.)

    5. There are actually only two types of peope in the word; re: this theme. There are those asleep to their thoughts & motivations, & those who are awake.
    5A. For the sleepers (90%) the unconsciousness of their thoughts poroduces the seeming incoherent chaos of the world.
    5A1. Also, their angers, loves & desires mix into the collective thoughts of our race.
    5A1a. Picture the parallel of the anger, resentment & jealousy, as well as those things that you covet, having a parallel in the society, as a whole.
    5B. For those who are awake & aware of the dynamic nature of the relationship of the world with the many individuals, there is the conscious control of ones own life & destiny…the grabbing of lilfe with both hands.
    5B1. Such peole understand their relationship w/the blind machine that is the collective consciousness of the world.
    5B1a. So instead of being blindly moved by the machine, they are able to use the machine to accomplish their own ends.


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