One evening in the spring of 2008 a young man named Thomas, who was a college student in Chicago, was sitting in the office of the pastor of a church in the Chicago area who Thomas had met on the airplane when he went back to Los Angeles for his spring break a few weeks earlier.  When the pastor from Chicago introduced himself to Thomas on the airplane he told Thomas that he could call him Pastor Ron.  (Thomas and Pastor Ron are people who are real for the purposes of this story but who are not real in real life).

Thomas had enjoyed the conversation that he had with Pastor Ron on the airplane during their flight to Los Angeles (Pastor Ron had gone to Los Angeles to attend the yearly annual meeting of his church).  Thomas had also talked with Pastor Ron a second time two weeks earlier.  On that occasion Thomas and his friend Dan had paid a visit to Pastor Ron at his church to talk to him about questions they had about things of a spiritual nature.  Thomas and Dan had enjoyed very much their conversation with Pastor Ron.  Dan had planned to come with Thomas to visit Pastor Ron tonight but something came up at the last minute that forced him to stay home.

"Thomas", said Pastor Ron, "on the phone you said that you had some other questions about spiritual things that you and Dan have been discussing recently.  If you would like to start out by telling me some of the things that you guys have been talking about recently, I'd be glad to give you any insights that I might have when you are done."

"That sounds good", said Thomas.  "Pastor Ron, "when Dan and I were here last time you told us about 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).  You explained that 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 a part of 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.  You said that 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.  The other family members are able to keep their equilibrium because they do not have to absorb the negative spiritual energy that was previously coming into them.  Pastor Ron, you told Dan and I that it was your belief that there are quite a few spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people (people who have had their spiritual energy stolen from them by other people in the past) 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.  You said that if this happened to a person this reputation (or spiritual branding) that was given to them by the community that they were a part of would have followed them as they went through school and also later on when they started their working life.  You gave Dan and I an example to explain what might be going on between a person who has been spiritually branded as a person who likes to hurt other people and the people who they meet.  You asked us to picture in our minds that when we are talking to another person, we send them spiritual energy.  We have some conscious control over this spiritual energy (which we call personal spiritual energy).  You asked us to also picture in our minds that we send the person who we are talking to a more subconscious type of spiritual energy.  This spiritual energy is being relayed by our community through us to the person who we are talking to.  This spiritual energy (which we call group spiritual energy) is comprised of the combined spiritual energy of the people who we knew when we were growing up (or our community).  You said that if our community came to a consensus that we liked to hurt other people, it would be hard for us to be effective at sending positive spiritual energy to other people because while we were sending positive spiritual energy to the other person consciously, that other person would also be picking up subconscious vibrations from us that were made up of the negative group spiritual energy that was being relayed through us by our community to that other person.   This negative group spiritual energy would communicate to the other person that we were the types of people who like to hurt other people."

 

 

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"Pastor Ron", continued Thomas, "after Dan and I visited you two weeks ago I did a short online video chat session with Kala (the online psychic in India who I have told you about).  I explained to Kala your ideas about how you think that some people who are spiritually and psychologically vulnerable might have been born at a time that was not convenient for their family.  After I explained your ideas to Kala, she told me she thinks that your ideas 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 she thought that there was something that could be added to your example.  In your example, Pastor Ron, 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 the other person that the vulnerable person has been spiritually branded by his community as being a person who likes to hurt other people.  Kala thought that it might be interesting to look at 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 if they are 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 the vulnerable person 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 has 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."

 

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Thomas thought for a moment and then said, "Pastor Ron, in Kala's example, when someone ends a relationship with a vulnerable person that was based on the vulnerable person's spiritual branding as someone who likes to hurt other people, it will usually not occur to them that the vulnerable person's spiritual branding was not accurate.  But I was thinking after talking to Kala that it might be possible that some of the people who get involved with the vulnerable person might be suspicious that the vulnerable person's original spiritual branding was incorrect.  Some of these people might go out into the Collective Subconscious and try to spiritually contact the family members who set the stage originally for the spiritual branding that was given to the vulnerable person."

 

 

"They may try to verify with those people through the Collective Subconscious that the vulnerable person's original spiritual branding was correct.  If the various family members who set up the vulnerable person's original incorrect spiritual branding were to start broadcasting a more accurate version of the vulnerable person's spiritual branding to the people who might from time to time (through the Collective Subconscious) question the vulnerable person's original spiritual branding, it would probably improve the vulnerable person's relationships with other people."

 

 

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Pastor Ron thought for a moment and then said, "Thomas, I like very much the way that you and Kala have expanded my example about the problems that a person might develop in life if they have been spiritually branded as being a person who likes to hurt other people.  You said that Kala thought a woman might start a relationship with a vulnerable man because she liked to hurt other people and because the vulnerable man had been spiritually branded as being someone who liked to hurt other people.  I agree with Kala that if this were to happen the person who started the relationship with the vulnerable man would probably be confused when the relationship came to an end and they might add to the spiritual branding of the vulnerable man that he also liked to confuse other people.  I also liked your idea that people might from time to time contact the spiritual entity that is made up of the family members who created the original spiritual branding of the vulnerable person to verify that the vulnerable person's original spiritual branding was correct."

"Thomas", continued Pastor Ron, "I agree with your idea that it would be nice for the vulnerable person if the various family members who set up the vulnerable person's original incorrect spiritual branding started to broadcast a more accurate version of the original spiritual branding to people who might from time to time (through the Collective Subconscious) try to verify the accuracy of the vulnerable person's original spiritual branding.  But it is possible that the spiritual entity that makes up the various family members might not want to broadcast a more accurate version of the original spiritual branding.  In fact, there is a danger that the spiritual entity that is made up of the various family members might not only refuse to start broadcasting a more accurate version of the spiritual branding of the vulnerable person, but they might start broadcasting an even more inaccurate version of the spiritual branding when they realize how much control they have over the vulnerable person's relationships.  If the spiritual entity that is made up of the vulnerable person's family members decide that they do not want to correct the original spiritual branding, then the vulnerable person will need to develop insight into the fact that he is constantly sending mixed signals to the people who he meets.  The vulnerable person will need to realize that while he is sending positive personal spiritual energy to the people who he meets telling them that he does not like to hurt other people, his community is communicating through him to the people who he meets that he does like to hurt other people."

 

 

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"Thomas", continued Pastor Ron, "I would like to add something to your example about the vulnerable person's family members forming a spiritual entity that communicates to the world the inaccurate spiritual branding that they have given to the vulnerable member of their family.  I think we need to be aware that the vulnerable person himself might be a part (but only a small part) of the spiritual entity that broadcasts to the world an incorrect spiritual branding for him.  If the vulnerable person is only a small part of the spiritual entity he would not have sufficient power in the spiritual entity to stop the other members from broadcasting an incorrect spiritual branding for him.  If eventually the spiritual entity that is made up of the various family members started broadcasting an even more inaccurate spiritual branding for the vulnerable person, then it might be helpful  if the vulnerable person could develop some insight into what was happening.  The vulnerable person could maybe start to try to communicate to other people subconsciously that the spiritual vibrations that they are picking up (the spiritual vibrations that are being relayed by his community through him) that tells them he likes to hurt other people is not correct.  He should also perhaps try to communicate to the people who he meets that even though he is a part of the spiritual entity that is made up of his family members, he is only a small part of that spiritual entity and he has not been able to get enough support from the other members of the spiritual entity when he has requested that they start broadcasting a more accurate version of the his spiritual branding."

 

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"Pastor Ron", said Thomas, "if it's ok with you I'd like to go a bit off topic for a minute of two.  When I was in Los Angeles on my spring break a few weeks ago I went out to dinner with my friend Jeffrey, who as you know is spiritually and psychologically vulnerable.  A friend of mine named Amber is a waitress at the restaurant where we had dinner.  Amber had told me about how last summer she got involved with a guy who was spiritually and psychologically vulnerable so I asked Amber to come over to our table and tell Jeffrey about that relationship."

"Well, at first", Amber told us, "I was reluctant to get too close to him.  I was pretty sure that it would not develop into a serious relationship so I felt kind of guilty getting involved with him.  But still I sensed that he was reaching out to me and that he wanted to get to know me.  After a while I realized that even though the exchanges of spiritual energy between us were not strong enough for me to be able to get seriously involved with him, it seemed to him like our relationship was serious.  When I met him, I could sense that he wanted to get involved with me but I didn't really understand why.  Now I understand why he was interested in me.  His relationship with me was the best relationship that he had ever had even though some of the people who knew both of us at the time thought that I was just using him.  What a lot of people had trouble understanding at that time was that there was a logical basis for us to have a relationship.  Just like he had been exchanging spiritual energy with girls who were similar to me (girls with normal spiritual structures) in the past, I had been exchanging spiritual energy with other spiritually and psychologically vulnerable guys in the past.  He was exchanging with me spiritual energy that he had exchanged with other girls in the past and I was exchanging with him spiritual energy that I had exchanged in the past with other spiritually and psychologically vulnerable guys."

Thomas thought for a moment and then said, "When Amber left our table to help some of the other customers Jeffrey commented to me that he could feel some very positive energy being exchanged between Amber and myself, and he asked me why I had never gotten involved romantically with Amber.  I explained to Jeffrey that most people as they are growing up develop two types of emotions.  They develop deep emotions for the people who they are really close to emotionally, and they also develop a "practical" set of emotions that they use when they are in situations where they are dealing with people in their school while they are growing up or where they are dealing with people in business types of situations when they start their working lives.  For example, a girl who is running for homecoming queen or for a class office while in high school might develop "practical" relationships where she merges the practical part of her soul with her fellow students for the purpose of getting their votes in the school election.  I explained to Jeffrey that what I think is happening between Amber and myself is that I am exchanging my practical types of emotions with Amber and she is exchanging her practical types of emotions with me.  So even though the exchanges of spiritual energy between us are positive, those exchanges of spiritual energy are not a good basis for developing a serious relationship."

"Thomas", said Pastor Ron, "what you have just described about your friend Amber's involvement with a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable guy explains pretty well I think why people who are spiritually and psychologically vulnerable might have trouble understanding what is happening to them when they get emotionally involved with another person.  I think that if the vulnerable person could realize that they might have been exchanging their spiritual energy with only the practical side of the other person's soul, it might be easier for them to learn how to "let go" when the person who they were involved with tells them to back off." 

 

 

 

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"Thomas", said Pastor Ron, "to sum things up, I think that it could be useful for vulnerable people who have been given an incorrect spiritual branding to try to communicate subconsciously to the people who they meet that they are aware that the other person might be picking up conflicting spiritual vibrations from them.  The vulnerable person should maybe try to communicate subconsciously to the people who he meets that he might have been given an incorrect spiritual branding that says that he likes to hurt other people.  He should also perhaps try to communicate to the other person that over a period of time his spiritual branding has slowly changed to where other people now pick up spiritual vibrations from him that tells the other person that he likes to both hurt and confuse other people.  I also think that the vulnerable person should try to communicate subconsciously to other people that he has tried unsuccessfully to get the people who gave him his original incorrect spiritually branding to correct his spiritual branding.  And finally I think that he should try to communicate subconsciously to the people who he meets that the people who gave him his original incorrect spiritual branding have not only refused to correct his spiritual branding but that they have also created a myth that says that the vulnerable person was given every break imaginable in life when in actuality he was intentionally programmed to fail." 

 

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"Pastor Ron", said Thomas, "I really appreciate the insights that you have given me.  Thank you very much for letting me come out here tonight."

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