How Do We Stay Positive?

Author: Richard Harvey
Book: Your Essential Self: The Inner Journey to Authenticity & Spiritual Enlightenment

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Richard Harveys video BLOG, How do we stay positive? These spontaneous, short pieces are in response to questions, remarks, and responses on spiritual matters that Richard has recently received or read, interactions in the Sacred Attention Therapy Study Group, or simple inspiration with a feeling for the moment's revelation. In each case Richard's spontaneous "answer" is a revelation of soul and spirit designed to teach and clarify. We hope you enjoy this video BLOG and will take the time to…more

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Heather Wahlquist Note to self: Don’t shoot the reflections.
In trying to question the positive or negativeness of whatever, “They are non-questions.”, RH says. Yet, cautions us to NOT bring a ‘naive positivity’ to the things that are not all right, either, because, “what’s not all right, is not all right.”

Just like a wave, “All the things that are going on *APPARENTLY* in the world of appearances...” are just a series of eons, its parts or where it crashes on a beach, neither positive-or-negative.
Make the distinction.

*QUESTION*
Right now, I’m dealing with a duplicating appearance of sinister attacks of not all right eonic proportions, so I ask:
Revenge vs Justice -What’s the difference? I get the its not light, it’s just darkness, but, are the actions of ‘righting the wrongs’ with an additional ‘just deserves’ spiritually healthy? To not follow thru on justice or revenge, spiritually worse?

*The Nightmares*
After months of scrutinizing their origins, its screamingly apparent they’re coming from inaction -a decision I made to lessen the negative impact. To accept the “is” of it. But, its having the opposite effect.
Forgive me, but, I’m not ready to talk about how I must forgive. Later, yes. But, later. The attacks are still coming.

:) a big ol’ hug to you, dear sir (and, to you, too, reader.)
H
Psst: Comma placement is ruining my life (grin). Maybe, someone would kindly tell me if the sentence I wrote just above, “(and, to you, too, reader)” was properly commaed? Is that a word? :)


Richard Harvey Heather wrote: "Note to self: Don’t shoot the reflections.
In trying to question the positive or negativeness of whatever, “They are non-questions.”, RH says. Yet, cautions us to NOT bring a ‘naive positivity’ to..."


Thank you for your detailed response here Heather. Justice and revenge appear out of the backdrop of separateness and division. These themselves appear out of the perspective of self-identification. Since the spiritual endeavor is to penetrate this realm of arising forms and challenge separation and ultimately reside in unity, any notions of justice and revenge, much like anger, hate, and resentment are redundant from the spiritual perspective. We can however only be where we are; there is no pretence that can serve us spiritually and psychologically. Therefore when we harbor thoughts of vengeance we need to find somewhere to examine these thoughts, impulses, and desires and bring them back home to the appearance of the separative self. “Inaction,” as you point out, is harmful, but this doesn’t mean it is helpful to act on impulses that are delusional or driven by hatred. We find a wise counselor to hear our complaints and in time understand where they are coming from in us to further our liberation. A big hug to you Heather...


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