Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Way of Looking at Water


When it comes to mental illnesses, what is the Water Bottle Theory? It's a matter of perspective.Allow me to share an analogy. Schizophrenia, in the traditional sense, is odd affects of conceptual awareness and perception. From Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, here is what we know:

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. It most commonly manifests itself as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the patient's reported experiences.

So what is the Water Bottle Theory? Using human beings to represent a water bottle, many of us exist with either our caps on or off (or in between). This means in a manner of speaking, we things as either half full of air or half water. Those with the caps on represent the “normal” population the sees the water. Those with Schizophrenia have their caps off, sees the air, while those in the middle with PTSD to ADD or severe depression to bi-polar disorders can negatively be considered as having a “screw loose” sees both. In a fish-bowl like existence, these 3 perspectives co-exist at the same time in an environment we call Earth.

The main difference is when a person’s cap comes off they become more aware of their connection to the substance in and around them, which we call air, but I will call, “the Soul.” Connected to each other universally, the ones with their caps on are unaware of this faint live energy and so may discredit those who are, by labeling them mentally ill. Alzheimer’s Dementia is another form of ‘awakening’ to the surrounding substance. While it is difficult to watch and put into words, this 'awareness' can take a devastating toll on the person. He or she may become confused as their whole outer awareness of reality has somehow been transformed, right before their eyes. This simple distinction is illustrated in the popular sci-fi film called, The Matrix. In Ultimate Reality, they feel a universal sense of connection with everything and everyone and may claim to be “God”—the stuff of life. This is an accurate statement because they have remembered Who and What They Are.

The “Cap on/Cap off”: Water Bottle Theory seeks to shed light on this experience in a more favorable manner than traditionally accepted. Joseph Campbell, author of Myths to Live By sums it up best by saying:

“The mystic, endowed with native talents...and following …the instruction of a master, enters the water and finds he can swim; whereas the schizophrenic, unprepared, unguided, and ungifted, has fallen or has intentionally plunged and is drowning.”

Thanks for helping those who are drowning. For more information, email: ijoseph33@yahoo.com or call: 954.245.7752

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Best Definition of SIN

It's a great idea in sport. Too many fouls and your out of the game for a short period. The same happens in real life, but we are not aware of it. Sin (in a non-traditional sense) essentially means forgetfulness, or more specifically, to forget yourself, to forget who you truly are, a pure, peaceful and loving spiritual being who occupies and animates a physical form.

It is this forgetfulness that makes us commit what we call sinful action. If you are insulted by another person, and you become angry in response, the sin is the anger which you create not the insult. You are asleep to the truth that you just hurt yourself, and that you are the creator of your anger not the other person. And now you have a recording in your consciousness that contains an image of the other surrounded by the energy of anger. You put it there, not them. Next time you see them, up comes the anger again, and in that moment you are at your least effective, paralysed by self created anger, you are effectively out of the game until you cool down.

Interesting, isn't it? Never get angry, at anything, or anyone, anytime. It's a sin!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Iggy's Theory Behind Mental Illnesses

What is the "Cap on or Cap off ": Water Bottle Theory? Using a water bottle to represent human beings, many of us exist with either our caps on or off. In theory, those with their caps on represent the “normal” population. Those with Schizophrenia have their caps off, while those in the middle, from severe depression to bi-polar disorders, are just considered as having a “screw loose”. No offense! Submerged in a fish-bowl like existence, the two description of either person co-exist in an environment we call Earth.
The main difference is when a person’s cap comes off, they become aware of their connection to the "water" in and around them. The ones with their caps on are unaware of this subtle watery-like energy and so they discredit those who are, by labeling them mentally ill.

While it is difficult to endure or put into words, this realization can take a devastating toll on the physical body and mind. The person being aware of such distinction may become confused as their whole outer awareness of reality has somehow been transformed, right before their eyes. In fact, an altered state of awareness or a spiritual transformation has taken place. The “Cap on/Cap off”: Water Bottle Theory seeks to shed light on this experience in a more favorable manner than traditionally accepted. Joseph Campbell, author of Myths to Live By sums it up best by saying:

“The mystic, endowed with native talents...and following …the instruction of a master, enters the water and finds he can swim; whereas the schizophrenic, unprepared, unguided, and ungifted, has fallen or has intentionally plunged and is drowning.”

Help those who are drowning by throwing a life vest of 'believablity.' Begin by reading a book called, Spiritual Emergency. For more information, email: ijoseph33@yahoo.com or call: 954.245.7752

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Life in the poor lane!

So you may be asking yourself, “Why can’t I do what I really want to do with my life and still make a decent living?” Right?! Here’s how the answer from the Lord may go.

Lord: The people who make a living doing what they love are the people who insist on doing so. They don’t give up. They never give in. They dare Life not to let them do what they love. But there’s another element that must be brought up, because this is the missing element in most people’s understanding when it comes to their life’s work.

“What is that,” you might be asking? There’s a difference between being and doing, and most people have placed their priorities on the latter. Example: If you choose peace and joy and love, you won’t get much of that through what you’re doing. If you choose happiness and contentment, you’ll find little of that on the path of doingness. If you choose reunion with God, supreme knowing, deep understanding, endless compassion total awareness, absolute fulfillment, you won’t get much of that, from what you are doing. WHO ARE YOU BEING IS MOST IMPORTANT HERE.

Put it this way… if you think your life is about doingness, you don’t know what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living—and when your life is over, neither will you. The soul, your soul, only cares about what you are being while you’re doing whatever you do. It is a state of beingness the soul is after, not a state of doingness.

Right now, in this moment, your soul has again created an opportunity for you to be, do, and have what it takes to Know Who You Really Are and Who I Am. Your soul has brought you to the words you are reading right now—as it has brought you to words of wisdom and truth before. What will you do, now? What will you choose to be? Your soul waits, and watches with interest and delight, as it has many times before. To sum this all up, I am not concerned about your worldly success, only you are!

If this sounds a bit harsh, take it up with the Father! He produced a series of impactful books for this day and age just for you. However, you have to be willing to grow. Have you ever heard of the statement, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? You may be “grown up” physically, but spiritually there’s room for more. The big question now is, are you willing to? If so, go to your local library and check it out (or purchase it). Warning cuz it’s intimidating to most. It’s called, Conversations with God, by bestselling author, Neale Donald Walsch. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399142789/dealoz_us_book_google_cpc_name-20/ref=nosim

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black?

Why did You make me someone the world wants to hold back ?
Black is the color of dirty clothes ; the color of grimy hands and feet.
Black is the color of darkness ; the color of tire-beaten streets.
Why did you give me thick lips, a broad nose and kinky hair ?
Why did You make me someone who receives the hatred stare ?
Black is the color of a bruised eye when somebody gets hurt.
Black is the color of darkness. Black is the color of dirt.
How come my bone structure’s so thick ; my hips and cheeks are high ?
How come my eyes are brown and not the color of the daylight sky ?
Why do people think I’m useless ? How come I feel so used ?
Why do some people see my skin and think I should be abused ?
Lord, I just don’t understand ; What is it about my skin ?
Why do some people want to hate me and not know the person within ?
Black is what people are "listed", when others want to keep them away.
Black is the color of shadows cast. Black is the end of the day.
Lord, You know, my own people mistreat me ;
and I know this just isn't right. They don’t like my hair or the way I look.
They say I’m too dark or too light.
Lord, Don’t You think it’s time for You to make a change ?
Why don’t You re-do creation and make everyone the same ?

(God answered :)

Why did I make you black ? Why did I make you black ?
Get off your knees and look around. Tell Me, what do you see ?
I didn't make you in the image of darkness. I made you in the Likeness of ME !
I made you the color of coal from which beautiful diamonds are formed.
I made you the color of oil, the black-gold that keeps people warm.
I made you from the rich, dark earth that can grow the food you need.
Your color’s the same as the panther’s, known for beauty and speed.
Your color’s the same as the Black stallion, a majestic animal is he.
I didn't make you in the Image of darkness, I made you in the Likeness of ME !
All the colors of a Heavenly Rainbow can be found throughout every nation ;
And when all those colors were blended well,
YOU BECAME MY GREATEST CREATION.

Your hair is the texture of lamb’s wool, such a humble, little creature is he.
I am the Shepherd who watches them. I am the One who will watch over thee.
You are the color of midnight-sky, I put the stars’ glitter in your eyes.
There’s a smile hidden behind your pain that’s the reason your cheeks are high.
You are the color of dark clouds formed when I send My strongest weather.
I made your lips full so when you kiss the one you love they will remember.
Your stature is strong ; your bone structure, thick to withstand the burdens of time.
The reflection you see in the mirror...
The Image looking back at you is MINE !


by RuNett Nia Ebo


Inspired by the book of Genesis 1:26-27
And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our Likeness...So God created man in His own image...male and
female created He them.

Monday, April 2, 2012

THE LORD’S FACEBOOK CONVERSATION: Why I refuse to return

April 2, 2012

Believer says: Hi Lord it’s me, one of your believers.

Listen, we are getting older and things are getting bad here.

Gas prices are too high, no jobs, food, and heating costs too high. I know some have taken you out of our schools, government and even Christmas, but Lord I'm asking you to come back and re-bless America.

We really need you!

There are more of us who want you than those who don't!

Thank You Lord,

I Love you.

Here’s what the Lord’s response to the believer might be like:

Lord: Hi Believer, Lord here!

Just so you know, I LOVE YOU TOO!

But here’s my concern and the issue I’m having. To tell the truth, I am afraid. I am afraid to return on account of what happened on my last visit. I’m sure you heard by now. But if you don’t know, just believe that it wasn’t pleasant. I was beaten, ridiculed and strung up by my hands and feet with nails on a wooden cross and I’m still hurting; I’m not hurting on the outside, I’m hurt on the inside. Even though I rose again on the third day, people on Earth are just too damn cruel; especially to each other. Have you notice how you treat those who are disabled, both mentally and/or physically? Let me not forget the Haitians.

I asked our Father (who art in heaven) to forgive them but now I see that it was pointless. I see the state of the Earth right now and it makes me sad. The Trayon/Martin killing makes me mad! It was pointless 2000 years ago when I said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do". And even though ignorance is bliss, and time has passed, I didn’t deserve how I was treated.

However, I hear ya on the gas prices, food issues and heating cost, but understand one thing, that’s all your doing. Recognize that, “Whatever you're not changing, you're choosing. When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change...you will change.” The issue of taking my teachings out of schools, government and even Christmas is also your doing. When I say “your” I don’t mean you personally, I mean the lot of you, collectively together.

Re-bless America my ass! She’s sexy but too damn greedy and power hungry. I may have been able to walk on water but I can’t match her powers. She don’t care about the people, she’s all about them dollars, like a striper on a pole in one of those strip clubs. I am touched that you would call out to me personally, but I am afraid my hands are tied with this one and I can’t help you. Keep praying! Sorry if this isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but it’s the only advice I can give, at the moment.

Here’s another thing. You say, “We are getting older and things are getting bad here.” But as you get older, the only reason why things are bad is because you haven’t gotten wiser. Again, I don’t mean you personally; I mean the lot of you, collectively together. An eye for an eye is still your motto. (Btw…that song “Motto” by Drake rocks though. I’m jamming to it right now! Lol!)

Speaking of all of you, collectively together, I like religious people and admire their beliefs because I was once where they are today, so I can’t criticize anyone for where they are at in their religious upbringing. No disrespect to anyone’s belief or religious practice but Religion itself, in my opinion, is just like high school; many people attend, some graduate, a few fail or drop out but not too many go on from there. Try being more spiritual! Stop being so closed minded to new possibilities.

If you care to and are still reading this (with an open-minded, of course!) read more on Iggy’s blog. Oh and btw, I look completely different than how you may remember, but just know that I am more surprised than you may think; especially whenever I look at myself in the mirror. His link: http://igomene-joseph.blogspot.com/2012/03/religion-like-high-school-spirituality.html

Believer: The 1st paragraph is all I read and I stopped right there, Lord. How can you be afraid if you rose from the dead? I’m afraid. I’m afraid to keep reading what else u said..cuz i mite get mad. Ijs...

Believer: Anyway, what do you mean about forgiving them? I don’t get it! I don’t get why you would say it was pointless. I’m not reading anymore. SORRY BUT THAT’S JUS ME.

Lord: Believer, here's what you should know and also take this into consideration. If you're too mad to do that, I understand. Still, it may inspire you in more ways than one. It may inspire others too, those whose skin color is opposite of mine. It's a poem by poet, Runett Nia Ebo and it's called...

Lord, Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black? http//nursepat.com/black.html

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why are you here?

Your Pledge to Learn!

I am here to learn. No one can make me, but it is my right. I am responsible for my own spirituality. I am in control. Since learning so greatly affects my future, I choose to make it a priority in my life. I am a life long learner. Nothing can stand in my way. No one has the right to hinder my spiritual pursuit, and I must respect the same right for others. There are no excuses for not learning when I need assistance, my teacher will appear. Problems I encounter along the way are just challenges to overcome. I will never say I can’t because I can! I will always remember that I am here for one reason, I am here to learn.