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Re: Christian Jedi, Forum, and training hall - thoughts?
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Thanks for the update, it's been awhile since I checked them out.

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Re: Christian Jedi, Forum, and training hall - thoughts?
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Temple of the Jedi Order have different rites I believe it's called that do pretty much the same thing for specialization.

I think it's important that a Jedi continues to grow and expand on their knowledge. It's probably no coincidence that the Christian portion was easiest to setup in terms of Force energy studies. If someone wants to consider working on other religion studies that should not be a problem as growth is encouraged, IMHO.

Before the TOTJO/TOTJF split, the picture below was one of the logos we used, and there were a lot of discussions about different religions and Jediism working together.

Thank you for the feedback. Looking forward to more.






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Christian Jedi, Forum, and training hall - thoughts?
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I'm thinking about creating a Christian Jedi forum, training hall, and perhaps even a group tag to add to your profile, and/or rank badge.

Interested in what people think about this. I find the positive energy helps me deal with neutralizing the global fear that's being spread and how to spiritually/physically prosper during these times as some are doing.

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Re: Releasing 2020
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Is it possible to do a virtual gathering? Perhaps in Second Life, I believe they still have some Jedi Temples there, even though I haven't logged into it in years. Or perhaps even a zoom meeting/ceremony.

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The most powerful longevity hack has nothing to do with diet and exercise. (Article)
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TO 'GROW YOUNG', ONE ACTION MATTERS MORE THAN OTHERS

"Whereas diet and exercise are important, the social connection and the soft drivers of health — how you live your life, mentally, and socially — are even more important," science journalist Marta Zaraska tells Inverse.

Zaraska recently synthesized the bulk of research on soft health drivers in her book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100.

These drivers can reduce mortality from 45 percent up to 65 percent. Unlike most wellness fads, they're pleasurable — no cutting back on something you love — and a lot easier than sticking to the latest diet or popping supplements.

"These soft drivers are fun," Zaraska says. "They make life better and nicer — not just for you but for people around you as well."

LONGEVITY HACKS is a regular series from Inverse on the science-backed strategies to live better, healthier, and longer without medicine. Get more in our Hacks index.

HOW THIS AFFECTS LONGEVITY — For years, Zaraska was swept up in the search for so-called "fountain of youth" products. She was obsessive about feeding her child nutritious food and would often jump on the latest wellness trend.

While researching for a new story, Zaraska stumbled across a trove of data suggesting these shortcuts were less able to promote longevity than she — and likely many others — realized. She learned it was probably more worthwhile to help out a neighbor than put collagen into her coffee.

"I really learned that I wasn't putting all my energy where it should be going and spending too much time and too much effort and money on things like chia seeds and goji berries and all the 'miracle foods' of the day," Zaraska recalls. "I should have been putting more effort into simple things like friendships, spending time with my husband, trying to be kinder, more optimistic, and more organized."

What you eat and how you move your body still matter for living long: Diet and exercise can lower our mortality risk by about 35 percent. But at the same time, social connections — with romantic partners, friends, community members, and neighbors — can lower the mortality risk by about 45 percent to 65 percent.

Soft health drivers have positive effects on emotions, which in turn, have cascading positive effects on physiology. The underlying mechanisms appear to be connected with tamping down stress and inflammation, increasing feel-good chemicals like oxytocin and serotonin, and supporting brain health.

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https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/soft ... s-influence-longevity/amp

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Re: Virtual Thanksgiving with other Jedi :)
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Great! Thank you!

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Stress - How to Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible (Article)
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STRESS
How to Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible
by Christine Porath and Mike Porath

We’re surrounded by negativity everywhere we turn. The news we read, social media we peruse, and conversations we have and overhear. We absorb stress from our family, friends, and coworkers. And, it’s taking a toll.

The Mighty, a community platform (founded by Mike) that provides health information and brings people together around specific health issues, has surveyed more than 70,000 readers and community members since March around their awareness, perceptions, and experience with the coronavirus crisis. In September, respondents reported their top three emotions were frustration, worry, and anger. The number of respondents choosing anger as one of their top emotions has more than doubled since March — rising from 20% then to 45% in September.

Negativity can have toxic effects. In fact, Christine’s research has shown over and over that we falter when exposed to negativity or rudeness. Witnessing rudeness interferes with our working memory and decreases our performance. Mere exposure to rude words reduces our ability to process and recall information. We tend to shut down, stop communicating, and cease being helpful to others. Dysfunctional and aggressive thoughts (and sometimes actions) skyrocket.

Fortunately, Christine’s research also shows that there is a productive way to counter those effects. It’s called thriving — the psychological state in which people experience a sense of both vitality and learning. Thriving individuals are growing, developing, and energized rather than feeling stagnated or depleted.

In studies conducted across a range of industries, Christine has found that people who experience a state of thriving are healthier, more resilient, and more able to focus on their work. When people feel even an inkling of thriving, it tends to buffer them from distractions, stress, and negativity. In a study of six organizations across six different industries, employees characterized as highly thriving demonstrated 1.2 times less burnout compared with their peers. They were also 52% more confident in themselves and their ability to take control of a situation. They were far less likely to have negativity drag them into distraction or self-doubt.

So how do you increase your thriving especially when it feels like you’re drowning in negativity? Our research points to some tactics.

Avoid negativity. Pay attention to what you’re ingesting: what information you chose to read, the media you consume, the music you listen to, the people you choose to spend time with, and the people you look up to. Negativity seeps into our pores through these sources. So make simple choices away from negativity and toward positivity.

Watch out for what you say out loud. Negative language is particularly insidious and potent. Be mindful of what you’re thinking and saying. Yes, those around you influence you and your mood, but we have more control over our thoughts and feelings than anyone else. And what we say out loud also carries significant weight. According to Trevor Moawad, a mental conditioning coach who works primarily with elite athletes, it’s ten times more damaging to our sense of thriving if we verbalize a thought than if we just think it.

So, think twice about how you’re framing and speaking about a situation. Instead of saying, “This is the worst I’ve ever seen,” or “It’s catastrophic,” (or “devastating” or “terrible”), tweak your language to be more neutral. You might say, “This situation is challenging,” which recognizes the opportunity for growth or learning. You can — and should — acknowledge the truth, while minimizing its power to drag you down.

Adopt a neutral mindset. Negative thoughts and worries take us off track. We’re more likely to struggle on basic tasks. Long term, repetitive negative thinking is associated with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. It also hurts others because they are then exposed to our negativity. Of course, it’s all too easy to dwell on toxic people or situations. We might play the blame game, ruminate, or overanalyze the situation. It’s far better to adopt a proactive mindset, focusing on what we can control and what we should do next.

Moawad suggests using neutral thinking — a nonjudgmental, nonreactive way of assessing problems and analyzing crises. This includes staying in the moment, reacting to each moment as it unfolds, and keeping your focus on how you can influence your next action. Don’t get sucked into analyzing past failures or hijacked by future fears or thoughts. Take one play at a time.

Practice gratitude consistently. There is lots to be said about the benefits of gratitude. Gratitude reduces our stress, makes us happier, and helps us reach our goals. Routinely feeling grateful increases the social support we receive, which further reduces stress and its negative effects. It’s especially powerful when practiced alongside neutral thinking. Seattle Seahawk quarterback and Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson has talked about how he has used this combination to navigate the death of his father, a gut-wrenching Super Bowl loss, the impact of Covid on his life and profession, and other challenges. Wilson says that with an “attitude of gratitude” you can be thankful for a challenge, and get through it.

His advice spurred our family to think about some of the positives that the pandemic brought. For example, like many families, we started a weekly Zoom meeting, uniting family members spread across the globe that hadn’t been in regular touch previously.

Take care by managing your energy. You can also increase your resilience in the face of negativity and encourage thriving by exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep — all things we know we’re supposed to do but we often fail to when we’re bombarded with negativity. When we exercise, our muscles pump “hope molecules” into our bodily systems that are good for our mental and physical health. You can amplify these effects by exercising outside, with others, or to music.

Healthy eating also helps you stave off negativity. How well do you respond to frustration when you’re hungry? We lack the self-control required to respond patiently. Sleep is also important. A lack of it impairs self-regulation and self-control, which can produce more negativity. Research has linked poor sleep to frustration, impatience, hostility, anxiety, low levels of joviality, lower levels of trust, workplace deviance, and unethical behavior. Sleep deprivation also hurts the relationship between leaders and their followers, and diminishes how much help people provide to others.

Seek out positive relationships — inside and outside of work. Christine’s research found that de-energizing relationships — in which one person possesses an enduring, recurring set of negative judgments, feelings, and intentions toward another person — have four to seven times greater impact on an employee’s sense of thriving than energizing, positive relationships. To offset these effects, surround yourself and spend more time with energizers — the people in your life who make you smile and laugh, and lift your spirits.

You may not be able to stop the flow of negativity in your life, especially right now, but you can resist its toxic effects by making smart choices about who and what you surround yourself with, the mindset you adapt, and the information you consume. Not only will you be better off because of these choices — those around you will too.

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Re: Jedi Meditations
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When we are having problems in life, either with situations or other people it's usually because we have not unlearned what we have learned. There's a voice in the back of our mind saying that a situation or person is impossible to deal with in a joyful way.

The lesson is that we must unlearn and become someone new. Until we are able to do that history will continue to repeat itself and end up getting worse each time until the only way to succeed and master the situation is to change ourselves.

It's easy to blame someone or something else for our problems. It's another thing to take full responsibility for where we find ourselves and begin to change our world by first changing the self. Others are doing it everyday.

There many are stories of people who have gone from homeless, terminally ill, completely broke, or facing prison time to completely turning their life around.

I have a cousin who was a drug addict living on the streets. To make a long story short. He found help and is now, as far as I know happily married to the person that helped him beat his addiction. It just so happens her parents had left her a great deal of money also, I've been told.

Where did he start? By unlearning what he had learned and stopped focusing on his problems.

Same with people who had been diagnosed with stage four cancer. They unlearned what they had learned and managed to beat it by tapping into the power that was greater then anything the world could throw at them. They unlearned what they had been told by the experts.

I could go on but by now you should be getting the picture. Believe something is impossible and your right. Believe anything is possible and your right. The universe always follows our lead.

Now go on out there and levitate your X-Wing out of that swamp and change what's going on in your life from negative to positive. Remember, nothing is impossible once you have unlearned what you have learned. Tap into the universe, right here, right now.

Force is with you, Jedi.


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https://www.thedailymeditation.com/jedi-meditation

3 Ways To Learning Jedi Meditation Like Yoda
1. Reach out and feel the force
As Yoda says, “My ally is the force. . .”

But what is the force?

The “Universal Life Force” is also called “Ki”.

Ki is vital to a lot of different spiritualities and religions and is used in alternative medicine.

The life force is the primordial energy of life.

Energy creates life, makes it grow. Without energy, there is nothing.

Yoda teaches Luke to feel the force. And all aspiring Jedi must do the same thing.

So if you want to be a Jedi, you need to feel the force.

How?

Take 5 minutes to try this Qi technique. It’s the actual spiritual method that most Jedi meditation techniques are based on.
https://www.thedailymeditation.com/chi ... ation-exercises-beginners

2. Use Jedi Meditation To “Unlearn what you have learned”
“You must unlearn what you have learned.”

This quote is one of the essential parts of Yoda’s meditation techniques.

But why would you want to unlearn what you have learned? Because knowledge is a paradox.

Humanbeings are limited by the things they think they know.

When Luke visits Yoda on Degobah, Luke tells him that he cannot lift the X-Wing out of the swamp. It is “impossible”. Why is it impossible for Luke to do this? Because, as a human with no knowledge of the force, it seems obvious that such a feat should be impossible to Luke. But Yoda knows that Luke could potentially lift the X-Wing out of the swamp. So why doesn’t he?

In Luke’s mind he is living in a world where it is simply impossible to lift huge objects using the mind. So Luke determines that he cannot do it. And it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Yoda then lifts the X-Wing out himself to prove to Luke that such things are possible. But even when he sees this miracle, he cannot believe it.

“That is why you fail,” says Yoda.

Luke fails because he knows that it is impossible to lift a massive ship out of a swamp using your mind (the force). And because he “knows” it is impossible, it is impossible for him in that moment.

To “know” is to limit the possibilities of your world. Stop knowing. Unlearn what you have learned.

3. Connect with your Luminous Being
Yoda explains to Luke that we are not this “crude measure” but that we are “luminous beings.”

What is a “luminous being”?

Luminous means “lit-up”. So naturally, Yoda is saying we are made of light.

We are not physical entities. We are pure energy.

Here’s a mind opener: Your light is your consciousness.

Yoda is telling Luke that our physical form does not confine us but that we are an infinity of energy channeled through the miracle of consciousness.

But how do you become that energy?

Or rather, how do you realize that you already are that energy?

This side of the force is actually based on Taoism, an Eastern religion that teaches that life is made of Qi and that health and well being are based on how we manage that life force within us.

Take a look at my guide to Taoist Practices Bruce Lee Used. You will be amazed how much of Start Wars comes from Taoism. Many of the Jedi meditation techniques are based on Taoism.
https://www.thedailymeditation.com/taoist-meditation

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Re: Apocalypse Prepping anyone?
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Word is, more riots, looting, and a disruption of delivery services are being planned after the elections no matter who wins. So if possible have extra food stored up. Enough to get you and your family through at least two weeks of closed stores, probably a month or more to be safe.

Look up best bulk foods for survival if you don't know what to buy. Canned foods, peanut butters, rice, beans, and other dried goods will also work. Keep it simple. You don't want pleasure junk foods that are loaded with processed sugars or substances that will compromise your immune system.

If you exercise a lot remember pushing yourself to the edge also wipes out the immune system to a degree until your body recovers so go light to medium on workouts.

Hopefully this will be short or not happen at all.

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