Next exercise from Inelia Benz.... :wizard:

I am presently working on the next MP3 for us and it’s about how religions and dogmas have been used as a tool of dis-empowerment. Which is actually the opposite of what most of them were invented for.

This week I would like us to simply Observe religions and dogmas for about 20 minutes per day. Particularly those which have had a direct effect on our own lives or which we have adopted as being true for everyone, or the only truth.

The act of Observation is when we simply look at a topic, object or person, but do not have any “interaction” with it as it were. We observe and experience the observation of the topic, object or person but don’t judge it, thoughts about it are thanked and released, we step out of the way, and simply allow the universe to observe the item through our eyes.

It’s easy to fall into the victim/aggressor cycle, or judgment, when we look at or have opinions about one or more religions or dogmas. If we fall into these, we can use the Fear Processing Exercise method to get past it. It is also not about “accepting” or “forgiving” or “understanding”. It is simply Observing.

Here are the definitions of religion and dogma from Google dictionary:

re·li·gion: noun: the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. A particular system of faith and worship. A pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.

synonyms: faith, belief, worship, creed; sect, church, cult, denomination

dog·ma: a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. synonyms: teaching, belief, tenet, principle, precept, maxim, article of faith, canon; creed, credo, set of beliefs, doctrine, ideology