[Part 2/2 : Ecclesiastical Christianity vs Jesus of Nazareth] “Gnostic: 1. Relating to knowledge, esp., esoteric mystical knowledge. 2. Concerning the Gnostics. A Christian heretic of the 1st-3rd century claiming mystical knowledge.” I am a heretic because I refute claims of orthodox doctrine from probably any church in existence today. And I’m not alone - Jesus was a heretic too.
[Part 1/2 : Ecclesiastical Christianity vs Jesus of Nazareth] There really was a meeting a long time ago about 325 AD. A bunch of men got together to “decide” what was Jesus’ true nature? How should we take him? So then they made some rules. I am not making this up. This is Christendom. So in 2007, I wonder where is the true Jesus in any of it? Where is Jesus in so-called “Christianity?” I sweated over this on Easter.
Finally, the last installment of a 7 part series. Wrapping up and continuing to practice how to more effectively communicate with impeccable language. Inspired by The Four Agreements as it meets Codependent recovery principles I hope that this can bring it together. If not, let me know. I want to see how this Series thing goes. Feedback, particularly here is appreciated!
Blame, shame, and manipulation is the blanket form of expression characterized by the expressions we’ve already looked at. Although everything we’re looking at in this series can be called not authentic, breaking them down into identifiable parts seems to make it manageable so that in looking at specifically why it’s harmful and how, we can find the remedy and apply it. [This is part 6 of 7 in the series “Words can Harm. Words can Heal.”]
Part 5 of a 7 part Samsaras Series, “Gossip” is explored as another unhealthy and harmful way in which many of us communicate - even perhaps unnoticingly - on a daily basis. At it’s most heinous form, gossip can lead to rumors and at the end of those rumors are people. So while gossip is no living entity we practice it as if it is, harming people we may not even be aware of, as it goes on. Let’s explore Gossip.
Part 4 of a 7 part Samsaras Series on the power of Words, “Sarcasm” delves into the roots of sarcastic language and why it is so harmful. This dishonest expression has its roots, not in humor, but in the greek ’sarkazein’ and literally means “to cut a piece of flesh.” Wonder no more why you feel hurt when someone has just been sarcastic with you. No, it wasn’t meant to be funny.
Part 3 of a 7 part Samsaras Series on the power of Words. This article will address name-calling and labels and how to more effectively engage in conversations before it degrades into name calling and labels.
Part 2 of a 7 part Samsaras Series on the power of Words. If words can harm then words can heal. This article will address the different fundamentals of communication and a refresher on The Four Agreements. Verbal abuse is not the same as miscommunication and will also touch on Codependency in relationships.
Part 1 of a 7 part Samsaras Series on the power of Words. If words can harm then words can heal. Discussion of different variations of verbal communication and how harmful words can hurt and how to begin to use healing words as part of our everyday communication. Examples and alternatives to the unhealthy communication many of us have become accustomed to. I hope this is successful and that you enjoy it!