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     The Immutable 

        Universal Laws

           


 


 


 

 


 
  Universal Laws
 
  There are 12 Universal Laws, and 21 sub-laws, that describe ways in which cause and effect are related. The Universal Laws can also be viewed as guidelines for behaviors that will enhance our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. Dr. Jones works with his clients to help them understand and apply these laws to their lives.
   
  The Universal Laws are all inter-related and are founded on the understanding that everything in the universe is energy, including us, and that energy moves in a circular fashion. At the microscopic level, we are a whirling mass of electrons and energy atoms spinning rapidly. In fact, everything in the world is comprised of energy and we are intimately connected with this sea of energy, this sea of whirling electrons.
   
  Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions are all forms of energy. What we think, feel, say, and do in each moment comes back to us to create our realities. Energy moves in a circle, so what goes around comes around. The combined thoughts, feelings, words and actions of everyone on the planet creates our collective consciousness, it creates the world we see before us.
   
  The exciting news is, because our thoughts, feelings, words and actions create the world around us, we have the power to create a world of peace, harmony and abundance. In order to do this, it is essential that we learn to control our thoughts and emotions. Understanding the Universals Laws help us to do this.
   
1. The Law of Divine Oneness:
  The Law of Divine Oneness helps us to understand that we live in a world where everything is connected to everything else. Everything we do, say, think and believe affects others and the universe around us.
   
2. The Law of Vibration:
  This Universal Law states that everything in the Universe moves, vibrates, and travels in circular patterns. The same principles of vibration in the physical world apply to our thoughts, feelings, desires, and wills in the etheric world. Each sound, thing, and even thought has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself.
   
3. The Law of Action:
  The Law of Action must be applied in order for us to manifest things on earth. Therefore, we must engage in actions that support our thoughts, dreams, emotions and words.
   
4. The Law of Correspondence:
  This Universal Law states that the principles or laws of physics that explain the physical world – energy, Light, vibration, and motion – have their corresponding principles in the etheric or universe. “As above, so below.”
   
5. The Law of Cause and Effect:
  This Universal Law states that nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws. Every action has a reaction or consequence and we “reap what we have sown.”
   
6. The Law of Compensation:
  This Universal Law is the Law of Cause and Effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships, and blessings.
   
7. The Law of Attraction:
  This Universal Law demonstrates how we create the things, events, and people that come into our lives. Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn, attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.
   
8. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy:
  This Universal Law states that all persons have within them the power to change the conditions in their lives. Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones; thus, each of us can change the energies in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles in such a way as to effect change.
   
9. The Law of Relativity:
  This Universal Law states that each person will receive a series of problems (Tests of Initiation) for the purpose of strengthening the Light within. We must consider each of these tests to be a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. This law also teaches us to compare our problems to others’ problems and put everything into its proper perspective. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, there is always someone who is in a worse position. It is all relative.
   
10. The Law of Polarity:
  This Universal Law states that everything is on a continuum and has an opposite. We can suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by concentrating on the opposite pole. It is the law of mental vibrations.
   
11. The Law of Rhythm:
  This Universal Law states that everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting too excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.
   
12. The Law of Gender:
  This Universal Law states that everything has its masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) principles, and that these are the basis for all creation. The spiritual Initiate must balance the masculine and feminine energies within herself or himself to become a Master and a true co-creator with God.
   
  Sub-laws
   
  In addition to the 12 Universal Laws, Drs. Milanovich and McCune (1998) state there are 21 sub-laws of the Universe that are governed by the Higher Self. Using Milanovich and McCune’s stellar work, Dr. Bailey works with her clients to understand and apply these laws to their lives by first differentiating between the voice of the ego and that of the Higher Self, and then by practicing techniques designed to align one’s self with her or his Higher Self.
   
  The 21 sub-laws are actually human characteristics that relate to the Universal Laws. These characteristics are: Aspiration to A Higher Power, Charity, Compassion, Courage, Dedication, Faith, Forgiveness, Generosity, Grace, Honesty, Hope, Joy, Kindness, Leadership, Noninterference, Patience, Praise, Responsibility, Self-Love, Thankfulness, and Unconditional Love.

         
 


 

 

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By   Paul E Jones [GraceWatcher]     GraceWatcher Outreach      ©   Copyright  1995       Revisions  ©   Copyright  2003

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Contents:

Page One   (of three Pages)

*   The Pillars of Stability

*   The Seven Principles of Hermes

       **  Polarity 

       **  Correspondence

       **  Gender

       **  Rhythm

       **  Vibration

       **  Cause and Effect

       **  Mentalism

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Page Two    (of three Pages)

*   The Three Universal Laws of Creation

**   The Law of Allowing

**   The Law of Thought

**   The Law of Intentional Creation

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Page Three   (of three Pages)

*   What is a Context, Why Are They Important and  
       How do I Create One?

*   Symbolic Versus Literal

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The Pillars of Stability

You've probably heard the saying, "Change is the only thing that stays the same."   Well, perhaps that's not completely correct.   There are certain physical laws that seem the same today as they were thousands of years ago.   One example of this is the law of gravity.   

If laws, such as the law of gravity, do change, they change so slowly that, for our lives here on Earth at the present time, we can, for all practical purposes, consider them constant and without change.   Understanding the law of gravity and understanding how to apply it your life gives you two things:  a powerful tool to use in making your life easier,  and a warning regarding the consequences of ignoring/violating the law.  

The Seven Principles of Hermes and The Three Universal Laws also fall into the category of the immutable and the unchangable.   They, too,  are powerful tools you can use to make your life easier,  and like the law of gravity, they have serious consequences for those who ignore them.   

The following discussion is for those who use knowledge to create wisdom.

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The Seven Principles of Hermes --

Wisdom of the ancient philosopher, Hermes Trismegistus.

Understanding these seven laws offers you opportunities to see, hear, and to experience aspects of reality that would otherwise remain in the unnoticed shadows of your life.   

1)  Mentalism -- "Everything is mental;  the Universe is
     a mental creation of the All."

2)  Correspondence -- "As above so below;  
      as below so above;  as within so without;
      as without so within."

3)  Vibration -- "Nothing rests; everything moves; 
      everything vibrates."

4)  Polarity -- "Everything is dual; everything has poles;
      everything has its pair of opposites;  opposites are 
      identical in nature, but different in degree;  extremes
      meet; all truths are but half truths."

5)  Rhythm -- "Everything flows out and in; 
      everything has  its tides;  all things rise and fall;  
      the pendulum-swing manifests in everything;  
      the measure of the swing to the right is the measure
       of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."

6)  Cause and Effect -- "Every Cause has its Effect;   
       every Effect has its Cause;  everything happens
        according to the law;  chance is but the name for
        a law not recognized;  there are many planes of
        causation, but nothing escapes the law."

7)  Gender --  "Gender is in everything;  everything has its
      Masculine and Feminine Principles;  Gender manifests 
      on all planes."

The above principles are quoted from a book describing the ancient wisdom taught by Hermes Trismegistus.    The modern-day book is titled,  "The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy."    To access the complete text of this book on the web, see  The Suggested Readings page on this web site.

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Let's look for a moment at the fourth principle, polarity, to see some examples of what it might tell us.   

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4)   Polarity --  "Everything is dual; everything has poles;       everything has its pair of opposites;  opposites are  identical in nature, but different in degree;  extremes  meet; all truths are but half truths."

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How many opposites can we think off?  Here's a partial list: 

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acid/alkaline

alive/dead

altruistic/egocentric

allow/control

attraction/repulsion

awake/asleep

before/after

big/little

birth/death

black/white

bright/dull

capture/release

cause/effect

condemn/forgive

confident/unsure

desire/satisfaction

early/late

equal/unequal

easy/difficult

energy/mater

  (spirit/matter)

excited/depressed

fancy/plain

fear/trust

   (fear/love)

feel good/feel bad

friendly/hostile

fat/skinny

freedom/slavery

front/back

full/empty

gay/straight

good/bad

  (God/Devil)

hairy/hairless

happy/unhappy

hard/soft

heads/tails

high/low

honor/dishonor

hot/cold

   (warm/cool)

important/unimportant

in/out

   (inside/outside)

in front/behind

joyous/sad

left/right 

   (port/starboard)

light/dark

light/heavy

long/short

loose/compact

love/hate

  (love/fear)

  (like/dislike)

masculine/feminine

mild/severe

move/be still

near/far

night/day

on/off

open/closed

over/under

   (overweight/un...

   (over eat/un...

pass/fail

past/future

physical/non-physical

push/pull

pure/corrupt

real/unreal

relaxed/tense

reliable/unreliable

respect/disrespect

rich/poor

right/wrong

safety/danger

self/everything else

sharp/dull

smart/stupid

smooth/rough

start/finish

straight/crooked

summer/winter

time/space

true/false

truth/a different truth

valuable/useless

up/down

wealth/poverty

wet/dry

wide/narrow

winner/looser

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colors

shapes

directions

perceptions

planes of being

solid/liquid/gas/energy

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Is there anything in life that has only one side?   Can you know know left without right; hard without soft; or beauty without ugliness?

Think of all those things that, at first glance,  seem to us to be so different.   Are they actually different, or do they,  like wet and dry, meet and blend somewhere in the middle?   Where does night end end and day begin?   Is there a dividing line hiding somewhere between high and low?   When hot meets cold, how does one become the other?   Are these things really different or  are they merely opposites poles of the same thing? 

Are all truths actually only partial truths?  Is anything ever complete, or is there always more to every story?  What about all those things you are so sure about?  Are you certain that you know the whole truth?

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Multiple Points of View:   

Let's look at the concept of perspective (one's point of view) for a moment and see if truth could have poles -- to see if there could be more than one version of something that already appears to be the complete truth.   For example, from how many points of view can can you see something as simple as a dot of light?  You look at the dot and say, "One!  I see it plainly right here in front of me.   It's a dot of light and only a dot of light."   

Well is it?   There are usually several different mental points of view (beliefs about something) that give the same thing (or event) several different meanings, and there are countless  different physical perspectives (different places from which to look at a physical object)  Lets take a physical ride and see what differences one's viewing position can have upon the perception of something that seems to be a simple dot of light.   

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A Not-So-Simple Train Ride:   

Imagine yourself riding in the caboose (the last car) of a train with two friends.  You are lying on the floor looking up when you notice a dot of light above you.   You point to the dot and say to your friend who is sitting with his (her) back against the side of the train car,  "What's that?"  He looks to where you are pointing and says it's a vertical line with a dot moving up and down from one end to the other.   

At first you think he's crazy because you see only a dot, but he sounds so sure of himself that you roll over to him,  sit up beside him,  and look at the dot from his perspective.   Sure enough, you see the line and the dot just as he just described it to you.  

Now let's add a second line and dot to our imaginary journey.  Pretend that you and your friend are now sitting at the side of the railcar looking at two vertical lines, each line with a dot in it that is moving up and down along the line from one end to the other.  

Your curiosity inspires you to move back to the place on the floor where you were lying when you saw the first dot of light.   You look again at the two lines.   The one you first noticed, looks like the dot you saw before, but the other one looks like a horizontal line with a dot in it.   The dot appears to be moving along the line, first toward one side of the rail car and then toward the other in a rhythmic pattern.   You wonder, how a vertical line could became a horizontal line?  You move back the the side of the car and look again.   From there, you see the image as two vertical lines and the two dots.  

Meanwhile, your other friend, has been standing looking out  back of the train watching the scenery.   You call to him, and as he turns, you  point to the two lines you ask,  "What do you see?"  He says, "I see a circle  with a dot moving around the circle.   Beneath the circle there's a  straight, virtical line with a dot moving up and down along the line.

"How can that be?" you say.  "We see only two vertical lines."  After a moment, you both get up and go the the back of the car and from there you see exactly what you friend described.   

At this point, you hear the sound of the engineer's whistle and feel the train slowing down.   All three of you look out the window wondering what caused the change of speed.    The circle, the line and the two moving dots are temporarily out of mind, as you focus on what's outside the train.    

Although you don't see anything out there worth blowing a whistle for, you  soon begin to notice that, as the railcar moves, what you see inside the car stays pretty much the same, but the view outside is a dynamic, ever-changing picture.   You also notice that the rate at which the exterior scene changes is directly proportional to the speed of the train.   Try as you may to grab and hold onto a pleasing scene, it's unreachable, intangible, un-grabable, and almost unreal as it fades into the distance only to be replaced by still another scene.   The scene outside appears to you as an ever flowing cycle which  seems to have neither a beginning nor an end.   At least, there's no beginning or end anywhere in  sight.   The scenery you've past is gone and no longer visible.  You wonder if it's still there.  That which lies ahead is equally as un-seeable.  

The saying of a famous philosopher pops into your mind.   You don't remember her name, but you do remember her words:   "When I finally got there, I realized there was no there there."   You know that she was talking about a state of being and not something physical, but just for a moment, you wonder if what lies ahead of you will be there when you get there.   And since it, too, is continually moving and changing, you know that when you do get there it will be different from what it is right now.  

At the moment, the only outside-the-train-scene that is visible to you  is the scene that's right-here right-now, and that too, is continually changing.   

As the train rolls along the tracks, you look out and see a field in which a boy, sitting on a haystack, is waving at the train.   You wave back and then wonder what the circle, the line, and two moving dots might look like from the perspective of someone watching the train go by.  To the boy, the outside-scene is not moving past him.  It's more static, like the scene you are seeing inside the train.  From the boy's perspective,  the train, the dot, the line and the circle would all appear to be  moving.

To an observer watching the train go by, the vertical line is not a line at all.  It's as if the dot were riding a wave.  Those who know mathematics would say it's making a perfect sine curve as it moves along above the tracks.   And the circle is not a circle either.  It appears to be a spiral, like the coils of a stretched  spring.  One could even take the analogy further by viewing the two dots from off the Earth, but we won't go there, because I'm sure you've already gotten the message.  

After you've gotten off the train and are walking away, you notice that your perspective of the scene around you  is still changing.  The change is occurring much more slowly, but nonetheless, it's still changing.    Then it occurs to you that it's always been like that, it's that way now, and in all likelihood, it will always continue to be that way.   You realize that everything in the entire physical world can be seen from dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of different points of view.   

And what about one's mental perspective?  Could that too, have multiple points of view?   Perhaps the Law of Correspondence could assist us in looking onto our minds, both personally and collectively.   

There are multitudes of colors, shapes, and directions.   Perhaps in our mental universe, too, there are multiple perceptions and  countless planes of being, for it has been said:

"In my fathers house, there are many mansions" (Jesus)

"Everything is mental;  the Universe is  a mental creation of the All."  (Hermes)

If these quotations  are true, then each perception, each plane, each mansion may very well have its own unique interpretation and application of The Seven Principles of Hermes.   

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Applying the Law:  

From this broader view of life, the inevitable question arises:   Who can say with anything but ignorance or arrogance,  "I'm right.   You're wrong.   My way is the one and only way."   

The next time someone tells you the he/she know better than you what's right for you, or that he/she know what God wants  you to do, you can smile and say, "No thank you.  I walk my own path.  I walk in the light of the truth which bows to no authority other than itself."

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2)   Correspondence --  "As above so below;  as below so above;  as within so without;  as without so within."

This law tells us that things which appear to be very different have attributes that are actually quite similar.   It also tells us that by studying one thing we can learn about something else.  That,  for example, is exactly what statistical samples are all about.   By examining a small portion of a population, a  determination can be made as to what those same attributes are for the entire population.

How many times have you heard these lines?  ---   "By their fruits, you shall know them."  ---  "As you sew, so shall you reap."   ---  "Birds of a feather flock together."  ---  "He lied about this, so he's probably lying about that."

APPLYING THE LAW:  Here's a way you can intentionally use the Law of Correspondence to understand other people.   Carefully watch those people with whom you are planning to create a relationship.   Regardless of the nature of the relationship, be it business, friend, or lover:  Whatever you see them doing elsewhere, whatever you see them doing to someone else, sooner or later, given the means, the motive, the opportunity, and sufficient incentive, they'll be doing the same thing to you.

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7)   Gender --  "Gender is in everything;  everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles;  Gender manifests  on all planes."

As you are about to see, The Seven Principles of Hermes are infinitely intertwined.  Gender is one place where that interaction is obvious.    The constant  masculine/feminine interplay, which we take so much for granted, can easily be seen as both polarity and gender.   

What is gender?   The most obvious answer is sexual attraction.   Sex is gender in action, but is there more to gender than the hunger for sexual union?

Perhaps we could look at gender as the inevitable attraction that everything has to everything else.   In that light, gravity could be viewed as an aspect of gender.   And what about love?   Love is  far more than sexual attraction.   And then, there's the desire to feel good that pulls at us in every waking moment? 

What about our constant striving for balance --  the pull to center that we feel whenever we are near either end of one of the polarities  such as hot/cold, or tense/relaxed?

Gender can be thought of as  the draw of union, the urge to merge, the striving for balance.   In that sense, electricity and magnetism are gender in motion -- motion seeking a point of union -- a point of stillness.   

Masculine is drawn toward feminine.   Feminine is drawn toward masculine.   Heat is compelled to move toward cold.   When wet and dry meet, there is an inevitable struggle to balance -- the wet moves toward dry and the dry moves toward wet.   It's another universal  law in motion.   And all things function according to these laws. 

Perhaps gender is the core of all creation.   Gender certainly is a central player in the act of creation, for when opposite poles meet, a creation occurs which transforms both poles and produces something that neither could ever become by itself.

APPLYING THE LAW:   How can you apply this principle to your life?  First, by remembering that gender is present within you and is present in everything you come in contact with.   Second by conducting a self examination to determine where when and how the compulsion called gender controls your life.    Third, by remembering that everyone you meet has a motivation, an incentive, something within them that is pushing or pulling them into action.   You may not know what that motivation is, but you can be certain that it's there.   By seeking and finding their motivation, you can short-circuit those whose intentions are malevolent, and you can move into harmony with others and co-create genuine win-win interactions.

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5)  Rhythm -- "Everything flows out and in;  everything has  its tides;  all things rise and fall;  the pendulum-swing manifests in everything;  the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates."

Night bows out, and day takes over only to relinquish its position to night again.   The rhythmic change goes on in seemingly never-ending cycles?   Winter and summer follow the same pattern as does everything else in physical reality.   As the song says,  "For everything there is a season; a time to laugh; a time to cry; a time to be born; a time to die.   There is a time for every purpose under heaven."

Yesterday's tomorrow has cycled into today, and, oh so quickly, will  move on to become today's yesterday, only to move again, day by day, slowly but surely becoming an indistinguishable nothing among countless used-to-be's, all of which become totally forgotten, even those days temporarily referenced by a single line in a dusty history book somewhere.    Ashes to ashes.   Dust to dust.   Like it or not, this is the nature of physical reality.   This is the nature of life on Earth.   

A master teacher said something similar to this: Gather up your treasures in heaven where rust cannot rot, where thieves cannot steal, and where con men cannot manipulate.    What does this say about all those things here on earth that we think are so very very important?   

Whatever is of great importance in your life, be it agony or ecstasy, joy or sadness, remember: "This too will pass."  And after its passing, then what?  The answer is simple - another cycle begins.  If we've learned/remembered nothing,  the same cycle repeats itself.   The external trappings may be different, but the cycle will be the same.

 

A Visual Imagry:  

Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and relax.  Take several deep breaths and become imagine yourself sitting in the middle of a very unusual pathway.   This pathway is unique because, in addition to the normal front/back left/right directions, it also has a pathway going up over your head into the sky and another going down into the Earth below your feet.

Imagine the front/back direction as a sliding time scale between the future in front of you and the past behind you.   Imagine the left/right direction as a sliding gender scale between feminine on your left and masculine on your right.   Imagine the up/down direction as a sliding dimension scale between the physical world below and the non physical reality above.  

You are now sitting in a very special position.  You are consciously and intentionally sitting at the intersection where past and future meet, at the intersection where where masculine and feminine meet, and at the intersection where spirit and matter meet,  (Although you are usually not aware of it, you are at this triple intersection, all day long, every day, no matter where you are, what you are doing, or what you are thinking about.)   

How many other poles can you think of where you are at a point somewhere in the middle?    For example, where are you on the scale of  hot & cold,  or on the scale of desire & satisfaction?   Please also be aware that where you are right now on these scales is not a fixed position.  There is  constant rhythmic movement, first in one direction and then in the other

 

APPLYING THE LAW:  To apply any of these laws, 

Think of yourself as a ship with 

         a captain ( a goal/purpose)   

        a rudder  (a guidance system)  

        a sail or engine  (a means of getting there)   

Where do you want to go?

What is my purpose for my present cycle here on Earth?   Since there seems to be no single, irrefutable answer to that question, I shall take my power and position as a fellow divine being and simply declare what my purpose shall be:  

   1)   To experience joy and ecstasy to the maximum degree;  

  2)   To answer freedom's call to be, do, have, and experience
         anything I choose; 

  3)   To step into the next grander vision of who I choose to be;

  4)   To be positive or neutral if my affect upon my fellow earth
         dwellers (be they plant, animal, or human) and upon Sacred
         Mother Earth, Herself.  

  5)   To be a role model for others;  to pause and assist those
         requesting assistance; to school the unschooled; and to give
         vision to those who are just learning how to see beyond
         surface appearances.

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1)  Mentalism -- "Everything is mental;  the Universe is
     a mental creation of the All."

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One might get the impression that these seven principles are separate pieces of a grander whole.    They are and at the same time they are not.

All things are interconnected and interpenetrate each other on many levels.  Think of your two hands.    They are separate, and, at the same time, intimately tied to and dependent upon each other.    Imagine them declaring war on each other.  Sounds a bit ridiculous, doesn't it.  

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Examine, for a moment, the relationship between guilt and innocence.   

Perceived problem:  My life is miserable.

Question:   Am I responsible of making my life
                        miserable?

Answer:    The typical answer is,  I'm innocent, of course.

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Let's look at this another way.

Perceived problem:  My life is miserable.

Question:   Are you responsible for making my life
                        miserable?

Answer:    I would never intentionally do this to myself; therefore I didn't cause this, so it must be your fault   You have caused me to be miserable.    I'm the helpless victim.

Those who look outside themselves for solutions to problem have this attitude:   My intention is to force you to change you so that I can feel good.   In the mean time, I want everyone else to either help me change you,  feel sorry for me while I force my changes on you, or both of the above.

Since you are the evil one that the devil sent to torment me, I'm simple going to destroy you in any way I can.   Not only will that solve my problems, it will also be doing God's work for which I'll be rewarded in heaven. 

 

 

 

 

 revenge  

Catholics Jews Guit     

surpassed by Palistinians  

reversed guilt  --  you're  guilty

you're guilty  raised guilt to an art form and it doesn't even look like guilt is involves at all.  

Victim / responsible  define  

 

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