Dogma occurs when we perceptually or in actuality assign a story or Judgement to something; such as, an idea, a structure, an institution, people, countries, anything or anyone, including ourselves; and that story or judgement becomes an accepted belief in the collective conscious or a segment of humanity.
More often than not, the stories or judgements are meant to protect us from a real or imagined threat. For example, we are in a relationship with our first boyfriend and he steps out with another girl and we form an opinion that boys are not to be trusted. Once we decide (pay attention and draw to) on the belief and then Universe provides support and reinforcement of it. Our friend is cheated on, our father cheats on our mother, we see television shows with this theme. Then we get others to reinforce the belief and not only does it become an obstacle to having a healthy relationship with men who do not cheat, but we project that belief onto every male who comes into our field. When we project our belief on someone long they will either leave due to our insulting projection onto them or they will acquiesce to our prolonged request (prayer) and cheat. A person with a little more awareness may simply observe the behavior and remain detached without judgement.
We create Dogma in our religions, governments, schools, in our opinions of other races, everywhere. Sometimes Dogma is created as a means to control large groups of people as in religion and sometimes it develops unconsciously over time. Either way, it is a container and as such, it is limited by the belief. Dogma can be negative or positive. You may place yourself above or below others in the game, in this reality. When we categorize anything as better or worse than and project that belief onto anyone or anything we box ourselves and others and create a barrier between what is and our inner being. I am better than; have more money, have more education are now the point and not our 'feelings' our connection to our inner knowing, our inner self. No matter how you look at it you are in a box and you can't get out of it without removing your belief. When you are in your self created box anyone or anything that does not fit into your box is dangerous to your world.
So lets' say someone or a group of someones wants to control an area of the world and they need to engage the public in order to do this. They could start a campaign to discredit the people of the region as a zealot or terrorist and point out differing beliefs and create fear. They could also use a righteous scenario such as religion or mistreatment of women and children to engage the public. Now I am not saying that any cause is not legitimate, I am pointing out the ease in manipulating large groups by making an occupation or war look legitimate. When we act from fear of anything rather than our own individual inner compass we lose ourselves. We literally lose our self. If we are not operating from our inner voice we can only operate from judgement. Judgement is born of fear.
Religion another largely Dogmatic institution may be a form of inspiration and solace and connection to people attending church and it can be also be form of control. When we remove the inner doctrine, our own connection to our godself, from our decision making process or when we introduce Guilt, Shame, Blame, Judgement or Fear as guiding principals. At this point our tool Religion, becomes exalted and our connection to the divine becomes our once removed cousin.
So how do we keep ourselves safe and not box ourselves or others in? We have to learn to trust our feelings and know when we are having authentic feeling (see what is a feeling). When we operate from our authentic self, from our 'feelings', we are able to trust in ourselves in ever changing circumstances. We do not have to manufacture 'rules' to keep us 'safe'. Our inner self always knows the fullness or what is going on. Our inner self sees beyond our and every elses conscious and subconscious mind and will always lead us to the best possible outcome while considering each persons free will. It may not always appear that way but it is always the best possible outcome.
It is difficult not to assign defining characteristics or to create stories of when it pertains to our lives and the events in them. A characteristic or story does not create separation if it absent of Judgement, Blame, Shame or Guilt and if it does not create a state of fear. So instead of these, we can remember that we are always at choice and then remember to choose. A story can entertain, create awareness, convey experience and inform us on how to avoid pitfalls and as long and we run everything through the heart we can be clear in our choices. We have to train ourselves to take it in and see how we feel. If it creates separation, it is not for us. If it creates inner connection, expansion and most of all well being it is a benefit to our own evolving story.
A little structure and containers to achieve our goals are great and we need tools to achieve our goals. However, the tool should not be exhaulted and the container is only a tool to achieve our goal. By all means build your house with proven materials but don't limit your world to the mundane. Make space for things outside your self but bring them in to discover your own personal truth and follow what is right for you.
Additionally, don't release one Dogma and exchange it for another. I have watched many people work hard on themselves to free themselves from the prison of Dogma only to create another prison made of their own beliefs. Okay; Peace, Love and Understanding. Some people believe that this is how we should act. Problem is we all have our personal idea of what that means. We are creating a 'new' reality and we do need a little structure or at least an entry point. People need to be free. Sooo, if we are to do this in balance, we all have to all get on the Soul Train together. Meaning we all have to follow our inner feeling and and not operate from Judgment, Shame, Blame, Guilt or Fear. Also, lets' be real, we all make mistakes. It is okay not to be perfect, to admit mistakes and to move forward. Let's be forgiving to ourselves and others. Okay, so I have the Peace, Love and Understanding bug too and it is okay if you don't and I won't force it on you if you feel something different. Also, I won't act like it takes precedence over feelings. I won't give my God given power away to my judgement about how things should be. If I think it without the feeling it is judgement.
So how does this jive with being a creator god. Well the fifth dimension which is the heart chakra always considers the whole so if you don't feel it you won't be able to do it. Creation is about Intention, Focus and Will and while everyone does not have to agree with you about what you are creating, in the fifth dimension we do no harm and we benefit others as well as ourselves. So resonance and harmony prevail. Yes you can fulfill your individual desires and while many people may not think driving an SUV benefits the whole, in reality, it does not hurt anyone, even the earth. So the belief of those who do not understand creation and the earths abilities can not override your desire of what you want to create. Your desire is in harmony.
When we release the prison of Dogma we release the ideas that have power over us. The diet did not create weight loss, we did that through our focus, intention and will. The church, the healer, the structure has no power other than what we assign to it. They are simply containers to assist in achieving a goal and to help us focus our attention. You have the power don't exalt the tool.
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