Originally Posted By: Revlgking
Talking about overcoming evil with good: What kind of good do we need to practice to overcome what is now being called cyber bullying?

Getting a grip on ego to overcome the labels, superstitions and delusions created by ego, that allow one to rage against the universe, prolonging the idea of being victims to ones own creation would be a great start.
Originally Posted By: Revlgking


IMO, in GØD, all things--even the apparently chaotic and evil--work together, ultimately, for Good (Paul).
IMO, most people do not believe in and act on a "god" based on the reality of the universe--physical, mental and spiritual--all that is.

They offer lip service to an idol which they create in their minds. And this is the problem. Most people find it really difficult to trust such an idolatrous concept of god so they go about living lives of despair, dominated by fear, uncertainty and doubt. This of course is the kind of idol which is an easy target for atheists to knock down. Without having to become an atheist, I gave up this god of the psyche, this egoic-kind of god, decades ago.

The whole drama you are rallying yourself around is just that, lip service you manage to give to reality and your opinion of God.

Let's look at some of these principles you posted earlier to gain a greater perspective of belief in victims and your drama concerning Cyber Bullying.
THE ELEVEN PRINCIPLES OF METAPSYCHIATRY

1. Thou shalt have no other interests before the good of God, which is spiritual blessedness.

One would have to find God in even the most distasteful of personal experiences, to understand how something good could possibly come of what the ego is identifying with.

Sometimes there aint no gain without a little bit of pain created from the loss of ignorance.


2. Take no thought for what should be or what should not be; seek ye first to know the good of God, which already is.

This would be tantamount to being able to move past the personal beliefs and opinions to take what one feels, blow it out of proportion and then make up dramatic stories to justify ones beliefs in being victimized by the outside. God can only be experienced from the inside out. Recognizing ones ego in the drama takes humility, and the ability to recognize that everything one experiences is of ones own creation.
Once one becomes one with God, one can create goodness in the experience of diversity rather than the psychodrama of fear and underlying beliefs in demons. The outside always reflects what one holds as truth inside.
You see what you are. In this case Rev. You choose to make real what you believe is real.
Ego knows only to improve God rather than to unite and work with God.


3. There is no interaction anywhere, there is only Omniaction everywhere.

Interesting statement is it not? There is NO interaction anywhere, only Omniaction.

Omniaction would necessarily mean that nothing happens that is not of Omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence.


4. Yes is good, but no is also good.

Obviously ones opinion doesn't have any force against its opposite if differing opinions have equal value. Somewhere in Time and Space Someone thinks Cyber Bullying is an example of free speech and expression. The voice of God. And it was good..

5. God helps those who let Him.

Can't be helped by God if God aint present.


6. If you know what, you know how.

Some people know what, but that what aint the what that knows how..


7. Nothing comes into experience uninvited.

That would include cyber bullying... There are no victims..


8. Problems are lessons designed for our edification.

In reality then, lessons are not problems, but gifts for our growth in consciousness.


9. Reality cannot be experienced or imagined; it can, however, be realized.

This is particularly revealing. Opinion is an illusion of ego, therefor it is not a clear perception of reality. The intellect cannot realize Truth it can only rationalize from emotional attachment to experience and how experience directly affects the emotional stability the ego tries to create and manage.


10. The understanding of what really is, abolishes all that seems to be.

Knowing God abolishes all ideas of what God is and isn't.


11. Do not show your pearls to unreceptive minds, for they will demean them.

Those who do not know God react to the outside as it bullies them. Then in delusion they turn God into something evil.
Originally Posted By: Revlgking

IMO, most people do not believe in and act on a "god" based on the reality of the universe--physical, mental and spiritual--all that is.

No they don't, they pay more respect to all that isn't God because it is foremost in their experiences of reality.
Right Rev? wink
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