from dogmatic beliefs to… mundane, spontaneous prophecy
Joy is the natural result of all learning- whether learning resulting from words or learning resulting from a focusing that does not involve words or any other symbolic signaling. Last, if we look back on a past instance of joy, we experience gratitude. So, the primary pattern of experience is that from attention arises curiosity, joy, and gratitude.
However, this infantile or heavenly pattern is not the only pattern. Because of language, we can experience life indirectly, that is, through a filter of words called beliefs or presumptions or dogma. Belief is the cause of confusion (AKA misunderstanding, error or sin) and the resulting experience of hell.
So we may make a belief of what should be (which requires language) as distinct from what simply is (which does not require language). We may even belief that our lingustic rendering of what should is more important than some or all of what simply is, and if so, we may then eventually encounter exepriences and perceptions of realities that are not what they should be and/or are what they should not be- at least according to our linguistic beliefs.
We may label these things as “shames.” We may claim that those shames are confusing us- though the misunderstanding or error may be ours before the incident that alerts us otwhat may have been our pre-existing confusion..
Whenever there is a shame, there may be complaints, whining and/or grieving over the possibility that reality may not have met one’s expectations of how reality should be. Looking back on a past that allegedly was not how it should have been, we may identify of a particular person or people as a possible target to blame for how it is that life could be other than as life allegedly should be. Looking forward, we may worry about how to fix life to make it how it should be allegedly. We may even remember elements of what it was like before there awas any blame- when we lived in the heavenly realm of life just as it is- and wonder how we can earn our way back ot heaven- if that is even possible.
So, the secondary pattern of experience is that from inattention (or pre-occupaton with beliefs) arises not curiosity but worry, not joy but grief, and not gratitude but blame. Isn’t that such a shame, though?
After the secondary stage of blame, could there be another stage or realm of experience? Could it be that as we bless (rather than resent), we have access to the realm of the earthly prophet?
In regard to the present, the prophet has attention without so much of either joy or grief- perhaps some of each- but also peace as well as the possibility of insightful observation, sponatneous prudence, and even telepathy. In regard to the past, the prophet may have attention focus without so much of either gratitude or blame for any particular possible development- again, perhaps some of each- but also a recognition of general patterns through analysis, producing learning about not only how life may have been, but how it may be.
Finally, in regard to the future, the prophet may have attention focus as intuition or other prescience. The prophet may be clear about certain possible futures that others may not even recognize as possible (yet). The prophet may have a specific forecasting model and data to track a particular possible development- but that is not essential. Rather than experiencing the future with so much of either curiosity or worry- which again might still occasionally be present in varying degrees- the prophet experiences the future with clarity, opportunity, and commitment.
speaking of things before they happen (or before others perceive them to be happening)
Consider that all language could be prophetic- in that all linguistic expressions contribute to a certain result, a certain experience, a certain perception. Attention to the results of one’s commuincations may reveal how has been influential or prophetic.
What prophecy is:
observations about how life is operating
effective instructions (with the quality of “effectiveness” determined by the speaker relative to the fulfillling of a specific premeditated intent or relative to the speaker’s own satisfaction with some perceived outcome, such that any perceived outcome might be claimed as the result of one’s past instructing of attention).
What prophecy is not:
Teachings about anyone who may have been deemed a prophet in regard to whether or not they were a prophet, whether or not they deserve(d) to be worshipped or honored as a prophet, or any other point of argument, such as about how life is or seems to be. Arguing about the past is not forward-speaking.
Studying the lives of any possible prophet- or any story, legend, or myth of prophecy or not- may be valuable for certain people at certain stages of development.
By the way, generally on the same subject, the multi-month US economic bounce that I forecast in the first days of March 2009 is completing. (here is the forecast: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/redpill_info/message/592 ). Confidence ratings for the US stock market are currently higher than they were at the all-time high in prices. That was the specific signal that I have specified for many months.
That signal indicates to me that the rebound is now “mature,” such that in the immediate future, market prices in the US will suddenly and dramatically recede as if caught in the undertow of a deflationary liquidity crunch (or, in simple terms, a recognition by the general public- eventually- that not just some but most debt contracts in the US will default unless significantly discounted. The wheels of many businesses will grind to a halt, though only temporarily in many cases.
Debt contracts include things like mortgages, rental agreements, employment contracts, insurance policies and, ultimately, not only corporate bonds but government bonds. A massive revaluation in underway that is likely to eclipse the historical significance of the transition lasting from the 1929 stock market crashes centered in London and New York, through the subsequent revaluation of many currencies worldwide climaxing (arguably) in the overnight 41% devaluation of the US Dollar on January 31, 1934. Note however that this was after an immense increase in the purchasing power of an individual US Dollar debt contract in the preceding several years.
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- How do you judge online prophecy? (signposts02.wordpress.com)
- Eye-Opening New Book Unveils the Big Picture of Biblical Prophecy (prweb.com)
- The Purpose(s) of Prophecy (shinecycle.wordpress.com)
- The Mayan Prophecy Conflict (dennishernz.wordpress.com)
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- When Prophecy Fails (pbmo.wordpress.com)
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- Elijah List Prophecy (pamsheppard.wordpress.com)
- UNFULFILLED PROPHECY AT Skip’s Lighthouse (ioan17.wordpress.com)
- (“If these are not the biblical ‘last days’ then nothing said here is of any particular consequence. “) Politics, Prophecy and the Santorum Factor (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Daily Disciples Devotional (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- Prophets and Prophecy in Jewish and Early Christian Literature (rbecs.wordpress.com)
- We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice (mormonsoprano.com)