Your Journey, Not Theirs — Fun with Philosophy SaaniaSparkle

Your Journey, Not Theirs

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“Comparison is the thief of joy”- Teddy Roosevelt

I have discovered that there is an infinite number of things and people upon which we can potentially compare ourselves to. And with how flooded we are by social media nowadays, it’s easier than ever to habitually find someone who seems to be living a “better” life than us, which only serves to make us feel miserable about ourselves. You have probably, at some point, felt the animosity boil in your blood, and your fists clenching by the envy surging up your brain. But the truth is, we have all been there! Unfortunately, once we drive down the road of jealousy, there is never an end.

Jealousy definitely plays a deadly role of stealing the joy from our lives, since we are continually tapering off our self-confidence in thinking that someone is better than us. But some times, we compare ourselves against inaccurate information. All of us show a part of ourselves to the outside world, with the other half remaining hidden forever, at least to the the common world. I mean, how many times have people asked us how we’re doing, when we’re having the day of our defeats and yet we bite our tongues and say, “everything is going great!”, when really, deep down we feel like a failure, or just about ready to lose our minds. The people we compare ourselves to are almost always enduring some struggles that we aren’t aware of. And so we typically compare the worst we know of ourselves to the best we presume about others. As Steve Furtick explains, “The reason why we struggle with insecurities is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”

Comparing is also a losing battle. It puts us in a bubble of overwhelming emotions that make us feel burdened. We dwell upon our weaknesses and are so blindsided by them, that we forget about our strengths, powers, and achievements. We forget the fact that we are also unique in our own ways. And by falling into this ever-alluring trap, we seriously start to use others as a benchmark for our own worth. But no matter how hard we try to beat ourselves up, we can never become someone else, and we can never become perfect. Because the truth is, in this game of life, we never really reach a point where we have the ability to be better than others in every single way. We are humans, not flawless creatures.

We live our lives to pursue our dreams. Sometimes, however, some people will have better ways of doing things than we do. It’s easy to feel irked by that, but it’s also possible to take it under the best possible light to lift ourselves up, rather than flying off the handle over the fact that we think that they are better than us. Whenever my parents compare me to other people my age, I feel exasperated. I feel like they think that this person is better than me. But that isn’t true. As humans, we can become just so stubborn at times, that we fail to accept our weaknesses in front of others. Ruminating about how someone else is better looking, has more friends, or is more successful than us, is rather ineffective than to figure out or wonder why this is so and what we’re doing wrong. In fact, part of what makes life so amazing is learning from the talents of others to become better versions of ourselves. Besides, we don’t lose anything in trying to learn from others, only a whole lot of ego!

So, since comparison is the death of joy, let us try to keep in mind that nobody is perfect. All of us have great strengths and all of us are working along our weaknesses. And trust me, the freedom found in comparing less is entirely worth the effort!

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

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The Principles of Truth are Seven — The Kybalion.

“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open.” — The Kybalion of Hermes Trismegistus

Also I discuss the Emerald Tablets of Thoth below.

These principles have eternal truth that outshines much in philosophers teachings and religious theologians faith and reason. Simple truths are the most powerful and the basic elements of earth, water, fire, and air symbolize very powerful truths, respectively, home, life, creation and thought. Tarot is based in these basic symbolism’s truth.
Also the “The Emerald Tablets of Thoth” are very important. “Magical”
Once you read The EMERALD Tablets Things will change in your life. There is a an energy that is probably a quantum entanglement of some sort that after you have read it all, it causes you start to recognize truth from falsehoods in everything you come across. It’s more than just a philosophical comprehension of these principles. It’s spirituality is divine from before Western Religions that were twisted by humans for control of people, and holy is a great word for it.


Thoth


Hermes was the third incarnation of the God Theuti/Thoth to the Egyptians, and in his first incarnation before that he was Thoth the Atlantean. In the Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, the Halls of Amenti are described as a space between worlds where time collides and past, present, and future potentials coexist. It is a crystallized codex of consciousness, which is simultaneously a hall of records and a plane of reality. Egyptian religion is based in these Atlantean God’s that were much older than Egypt. Sometime around 63 BC Plato describes the destruction of Atlantis to have been thousands of years prior in the antediluvian world. There is a sunken monolithic “Pyramid structures” city off the western shores of Cuba estimated to be 50,000 years old, that many are hypothesizing to be Atlantis. This 10 min clip speaks of these unexplained underwater cities, (a similar monolithic city structure has been found off the coast of Japan estimated to be 5000 years old). There are a few others worldwide that are discussed in this great little clip, so take a moment to watch.

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean
Tablet one, The History of Thoth, @ crystalinks
next page to get you started.

Manly P Hall – Quote

“We are not only each others brothers and sisters…We are essentially and primarily, One Being. Our Brothers and Sisters are ourself in another body…the stranger is ourself in another body….our enemy is ourself in another body. And by gradually coming to this realization we overcome the divisional factors of illusion within ourselves.”
Manly P. Hall

VIa: https://mynzahosiris.wordpress.com

The Purpose of the Mysteries

Via: https://didanawisgi.tumblr.com/post/156240608783/the-purpose-of-the-mysteries

“We shall understand little of the purpose of Masonry unless we know that of the older systems out of which it issued. That purpose was to promote and expedite the spiritual evolution of those who desired the regeneration of their nature and were prepared to submit to the necessary discipline. Thus the work of the Ancient Mysteries was something vastly more serious and momentous than merely passing candidates through a series of formal rites as we do to-day. Their great buildings, which still survive, were assuredly not erected at such immense labour and skill merely to provide convenient meeting-places, like our modern Lodge premises, at which to administer a formal rite at the end of a day devoted to business and secular pursuits . The mass of Initiation literature and hieroglyphs available to us reveals how drastic and searching was the work to which candidates were subjected under the expert guidance of Masters who had previously undergone the same discipline and become competent to advance their juniors. (cont. page 2)

Evolve Consciousness – Kris Nelson

The Philosopher’s Stone

Via: http://evolveconsciousness.org

EPISODE DESCRIPTION

This is the Stone of the Wise, the Philo-Sophia Stone, the Stone of the True Care of Wisdom, the Wisdom of Right-Action. It is all about doing Right, living in Truth and Morality. That is the True Self. Unity Consciousness in Unity with Truth and Morality to get to Unity Foundation Living in the Aggregate Co-Creation

Kris Nelson makes awesome infographics.
As you can see he is the artist who did the philosophers stone graphic I like so much. This podcast is the 13th and final in a series at his site evolveconsciousness.org about the Alchemical concept of the
The Philosopher’s Stone
His podcasts are deep but rather monotone and logical without any emotion in his voice. I like some of his work so much, I think I will make a page dedicated to my favorites of his works. I’ve been slacking on adding credit to the couple infographics I use. I plan to get written permission but I believe he’s okay with having his graphics used. Most artists who do infographics do it for wanting the truth out there in the best form for teaching the general public. Making complex symbolism easy to understand.

Always think forward — vj.sadhak

“सोच सदा आगे की रख” सोच सदा आगे की रख,पीछे का तो सब बीत गया,ग़र हुआ नहीं ऐसा इस बार,समझो फिर से कोई जीत गया। धीमी ही तूने चाल रखी,आगे निकल तेरा मीत गया,वो खुशी के गाता गीत गया,तिरा इक सपना फिर अतीत भया। हाथों में तिरे कुछ न लगा,वह फिर से दुःखातीत भया। अब […]

Always think forward — vj.sadhak

Translated:

Always keep thinking ahead,
everything behind us has been passed,
if you will not do best this time,
you must think that someone has won again.

Your every move was too slow,
that’s why your fellow has overtaken you.
He sang the songs of happiness,
& your happiness became dream again.

You get nothing in your hands,
and he felt the happiness again.

Now its time to be hopefulness,
you still have the the chance to get.
Always keep thinking ahead,
everything behind us has been passed.

Top 10 Mahashivaratri Quotes in Hindi Status with images — AmodSinghaniya

Mahashivratri Quotes in Hindi Status को इस Mahashivratri के महोत्सव अपने दोस्तों, रिश्तेदारों को भेजें। शिव की शक्ति से, शिव की भक्ति से, खुशियों की बहार मिले, महादेव की कृपा से, आप सब दोस्तों को जिंदगी में प्यार मिले, महाशिवरात्रि के पावन अफसर पर शुभ कामनाएं। Shiv ki Shakti se, Shiv ki bhakti se, khushiyon […]

Top 10 Mahashivaratri Quotes in Hindi Status with images — AmodSinghaniya

Translation,
Mahashivratri Quotes in Hindi Status to this Mahashivratri Festival to your friends, relatives. May Shiva’s devotion, Shiva’s devotion, happiness rejoice, Mahadev’s grace, May all your friends be loved in life, good wishes to the auspicious officer of Mahashivratri. Shiv ki Shakti se, Shiv ki bhakti se, khushiyo

Happy Day Of The Sun/Son

Sunday Coffee is the best. A great legal drug caffeine. When you can mix both stimulants and relaxation, its a great weekly Holiday for most folk.

I grew up in a very religious family. I could (and maybe will ) write a book about how my fanatically religious father created a very turbulent childhood by being a sort of wandering Gypsy – Occultist (Mormon) -Christian mix.
It was this mix that caused me to become a sort of / Semi-Pagan / Christian / agnostic worship student (scientist over worship) Alchemist.
Put simply:
The weekdays were the seven stars.
Sunday. Sunday/sun Monday/Moon – through to – Saturday/Saturn.
Jesus and the Sun were associated as God in the beginning. The word Amen came from Amen Ra. The entomology of these words in the original middle eastern languages and manuscripts were different than the translated Bible books. If it wasn’t for Constantine, the worship of Jesus would probably be fully Jewish, and that was the plan. The Jews denied Jesus but the original worship of Jesus was highly Jewish before the Creeds were established so that they could join religion and Roman leaders and other politicos in a way that would make both Roman Christian and Pagans happy with Christianity oriented variations of Pagan Icon worship – holidays and rituals.
Here are some links to authors who can say it much better than I can.


The Phenomenon Of Religion: A Thematic Approach

Most Christmas customs are, in fact, based on old pagan festivals, the Roman Saturnalia and the Scandinavian and Teutonic Yule. Christians adopted these during the earliest period of Church history. The Church, however, has given this recognition and incorporates it into the Church year without too many misgivings. Only the more radical fundamentalist elements in some churches protest from time to time about this mixing of ‘pagan’ elements into the religion.”


JESUS was also combined with popular Egyptian religious holidays and figures as well.

How Egypt was Christian before the birth of Christ

The documented history of Egypt dates back to the age of codification (about 3200 BC) and over more than 5300 years of its written history. Although the country was subjected to military occupation dozens of times over this long period, Egypt changed its religious doctrine only twice. The first was in the first Century with Christianity, and the second with Islam in the seventh century. In fact, Egypt has succeeded in injecting both Islam and Christianity with many of its ancient beliefs. In the end, the essence of the ancient Egyptian doctrine was centered on faith in the resurrection after death, reckoning, paradise and hell, all of which are essential components to all the Abrahamic religions.

Perhaps we need to explain how Egypt created its own version of Islam in a separate article. But for Christianity, the Egyptian touches are very influential in the religion that has spread worldwide. They bear the authentic Egyptian features that the country’s people have embraced since ancient times until it appeared it was Christian before the birth of Christ thousands of years ago.

Christianity, which appeared in the first century, was considered another version of Judaism. In the vast pagan ocean, which extends to the Roman Empire , the early Christians were seen only as a group of Jewish sects who failed to establish their kingdom at the hands of their leader (the Savior), who rebelled against the Roman state, so he was punished like one. Christianity crystallized in the form of an independent religion and doctrine separate from Judaism only after passing through Egypt, which gave it three of the most important components.

The Cross:

The early Christians did not use the cross as a symbol. Until the fourth century AD, Christians in the ancient world used the fish symbol “Ichthys in Greek” or ΙΧΘΥΣ, the oldest known Christian symbol.

As for the symbol of the cross used by Christians throughout the world, it is the development of an ancient Egyptian symbol, “Ankh”, which carries the meaning of eternity, or life after death.

In the Coptic Museum in Cairo there are many archaeological evidence on the evolution of the use of this symbol and its adoption by Egyptian Christians as a decorative element at the beginning and then as a symbolic value associated with the eternity of Christ and defying death.

In the Coptic Museum in Cairo there are some tombstones that have a fascinating development of the use of the symbol of Ankh, which was traditionally placed as a sail for the Ra boat in the other life to cross the sea of darkness. After Christianity, the first Christians in Egypt also placed on their graves the Ra’s sailboat, but with a slight change in the form of the ankh symbol to become closer to the shape of the cross.

The evolution of the symbol of the cross from the pharaonic symbol Ankh is closer to archaeological studies than the common hypothesis that the symbol of the cross refers to the instrument of torture used to crucify Christ. The ancient Roman cross that Christ was supposed to have been crucified on was T-shaped, which was different from the shape of the known cross.

Trinity:

The oldest creed that Egypt had known for thousands of years was based on the Holy Trinity, the Father God Osiris, the Mother Goddess Isis, and the Son Horus, whom Isis bore without defiling herself. (Sounds familiar?)

In fact, all the early Christians preserved their original faith while introducing some new details. Soon the Isis temples spread in Egypt were transformed into churches. The statues of Isis carrying her child Horus metamorphosed to the Virgin Mary holding the Christ which later spread with Christianity to all parts of the world.

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My Fathers faith is a whole other story for another post, but Mormonism is a very complicated religion. Christians like to call it Pagan but that’s the pot calling the kettle black. It’s polytheism, with the Abrahamic icons combined with Angles of a new sort. For being the newest Abrahamic and only truly American (created in America) religion, it has a huge worldwide following.
The polygamy of the early days, (some small break off pockets of them still exist) created an exponential growth that still has an influence, mental and otherwise.
Mainstream Christians point the polytheist finger but trinity worship could be called polytheist if they believe father, son, holy spirit, to be separate individuals.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateReligion/
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateReligion/comments/2cj53p/judaism_is_calling_christians_polytheists_the_pot/
Gee wiz this post got much bigger than I planned.