One night in the spring of 2008 a young man named Thomas, who was a college student in Chicago, had just returned home after having spent an evening with his friend Dan.  Thomas and Dan had visited the pastor of a church in the Chicago area who Thomas had met on the airplane when he was going back to Los Angeles for his spring break a few weeks earlier.  When the pastor introduced himself to Thomas on the airplane he told him that he could call him Pastor Ron.  Thomas had a few minutes of free time available before going to bed so he decided to go online with his computer and try to contact a psychic in India named Kala who Thomas had an online video chat session with when he was in Los Angeles on his spring break.  After a couple of minutes Thomas found Kala's website.  He entered his contact information and he entered some information about what he wanted to talk to her about onto the website page.  Soon there was a beeping sound from a call that was coming into the video chat program on Thomas' computer from Kala.  When he answered the call he could see Kala on the right side of his screen and he could see himself on the left.  A very friendly voice said, "Hello, Thomas, it is good to see you again."  (Thomas and Kala are people who are real for the purposes of this story but who are not in real life).

"Thomas", said Kala, "I can see from the information that you entered onto the website page that you wanted to talk to me about something that was discussed tonight when you and your friend Dan visited Pastor Ron.  I remember you telling me about Pastor Ron during the online video chat session that we had a few weeks ago and I would be glad to add any insights that I might have about what you, Dan and Pastor Ron were talking about tonight."

"Kala", said Thomas,  "tonight Dan and I went out to Pastor Ron's church and we spent about a half hour talking to him about some spiritual things that Dan and I have been discussing recently.  By the way, Kala, Dan told me that he did an online video chat session with you last week and that he really appreciated the insights that you gave to him about things of a spiritual nature.  I think that because of the fact that Dan is spiritually and psychologically vulnerable (and has had some of his spiritual energy stolen from him by people who have taken advantage of him) it is harder for Dan to understand things of a spiritual nature than it is for most other people."  

Thomas thought for a moment and then continued, "Pastor Ron discussed three different types of spiritual topics with us earlier tonight but there is one subject in particular that I found very interesting and that I would like to get your insights on.  Pastor Ron explained how most of us have been in situations where we were going through a hard time and then we were very disappointed when the people around us (who we hoped would encourage us during our time of trouble) actually seemed to be happy about our misfortune (thereby making our pain even worse).  When a family is going through a hard time (such as a death in the family or a financial set back) and a new family member comes along, there is a danger that some of the more aggressive and unkind members of the community that the family is involved in will start to put increased amounts of pressure on the family in an effort to hurt the family at a time when they are down and vulnerable.  Some families can handle this type of pressure and humiliation better than others, but it is not easy for anyone to feel negative spiritual energy coming into them from members of their community when they feel that those people should be trying to help them in their time of difficulty.  When a family is pressured in this sort of a way and a new member is born into the family, there is a danger that the family will transfer the negative spiritual energy that is coming into them from the members of their community that are pressuring the family to the new family member.  It is Pastor Ron's belief that there are quite a few spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people whose birth might have occurred at a time that was not convenient for their family.  Because of this fact (and because the family decided to put the blame on the new member of the family) the new family member developed a reputation in their community as being a person who liked to hurt other people because it was believed that their birth hurt their family.  If their birth caused more problems for their father than for their mother, they might get a reputation for (or be spiritually branded as) a person who likes to hurt other men.  If their birth caused more problems for their mother than for their father, they might get a reputation for (or be spiritually branded as) a person who likes to hurt women.  Pastor Ron told Dan that if this was the situation that Dan was born into, then this reputation (or spiritual branding) that was given to him by the community that he was a part of would have followed him as he went through school and would have also followed him later on when he started his working life.  Pastor Ron then gave Dan an example to explain in somewhat simple terms what might be going on between Dan and other people spiritually if Dan developed a reputation early in life as someone who likes to hurt other people.  At this point Pastor Ron said to him, "Dan, try to picture in your mind that when you are talking to another person, you are sending them spiritual energy.  You have some conscious control over this spiritual energy (which we will call personal spiritual energy).  Let's say that you also send the person who you are talking to a more subconscious type of spiritual energy.  This spiritual energy is being relayed by your community through you to the person who you are talking to.  This spiritual energy (which we will call group spiritual energy) is comprised of the combined spiritual energy of the people who you knew when you were growing up (or your community).  If your community came to a consensus that you like to hurt other people, it would be hard for you to be effective at sending positive spiritual energy to other people because while you were sending positive spiritual energy to the other person consciously, that other person would also be picking up subconscious vibrations from you that were made up of the negative group spiritual energy that was being relayed by your community through you to that other person.  This negative group spiritual energy would communicate to the other person that you are someone who likes to hurt other people"

 

 

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After hearing this Kala said, "Thomas, Pastor Ron's idea about how a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person might be sending conflicting signals to the people he meets (positive signals from himself and negative signals relayed by his community through him) is very interesting, but I would like to add something to Pastor Ron's example.  In Pastor Ron's example the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person sends negative spiritual energy that is relayed by his community through him to the people who he meets.  This negative spiritual energy tells them that he likes to hurt other people.  He has been spiritually branded by his community as being a person who likes to hurt other people because his birth took place at a time that was not convenient for his family and because the family put the blame onto the new family member."  

"Thomas, what I think we should look at is what happens when a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person who has been given a negative spiritual branding starts to form relationships with other people.  When the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person meets another person and that other person sees that the vulnerable person has been spiritually branded as someone who likes to hurt other people, it will be natural for that other person to think that they will be able to form a relationship with him (or her) if they are also someone who likes to hurt other people.  But when the relationship comes to an end, the person who developed the relationship with the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person will come to the conclusion that he not only likes to hurt other people but also that he likes to confuse other people.  They will come to this conclusion because they are confused about why their relationship with him did not work out.  It will not occur to them that the problem might be with the vulnerable person's spiritual branding (that maybe he is not really someone who likes to hurt other people).  This person who just ended their relationship with the vulnerable person will now add something new to the vulnerable person's spiritual branding.  They will add to his spiritual branding that he also likes to confuse other people.  Now when he meets a new person his community will relay through him to that new person that he likes to hurt other people and that he also likes to confuse other people.  At this point it will be natural for another new person who meets him (someone who likes to both hurt other people and confuse other people) to think that they will be able to form a relationship with him.  When that relationship eventually comes to an end that new person will also add something new to the spiritual branding of the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person.  At this point, when the vulnerable person meets a new person he will still be sending them positive personal spiritual energy but he will now be sending them two different types of negative group spiritual energy that are being relayed by his community through him to the people who he meets.  The first type of negative group spiritual energy that he will be sending gives the new person who he meets the group's spiritual consensus that he likes to hurt other people.  The second type of negative group spiritual energy gives to the new person who he meets the group spiritual consensus of all of the people who he has had relationships with since he started out his life spiritually branded as a person who likes to hurt other people."

 

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"To sum it up", said Kala, "I think that spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people such as Dan should try to communicate to their subconscious minds that they are aware that they may be unintentionally sending out two types of negative spiritual messages that are being relayed by their community through them to the people who they meet.  The first type of negative spiritual message gives the other person the impression that they like to hurt other people.  The second type of negative spiritual message gives the other person the group consensus of all of the people who the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person has had a relationship with since they started their life spiritually branded as a person who likes to hurt other people.  I think that Dan should try to communicate to his subconscious mind that he will try to be as positive as possible with the people who he deals with on a conscious level and perhaps he should also, with insight into the situation, ask his subconscious mind to try to override some of the negative spiritual vibrations that are being relayed by his community through him to the people who he meets and try to turn some of those negative spiritual vibrations into positive spiritual vibrations." 

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