A healthy ego is so valuable to a spiritual pioneer like me

My self preservation requires I become better at what I am really good at which is in the area of spiritual development! My ego is heavily invested in this! To be good in this area one has to be really good at dealing with and embracing change! Nothing wrong with believing strongly in ones self! The word ego is often defined based on what one believes! The definition has to evolve as one evolves. There are different definitions of this word that are accepted! I am not into just being tuned into the spiritual beliefs/theories that are so readily available on this planet Earth that one can so easily just accept them without challenging them provided ones ego is removed! To develop better spiritual ideas to this world one must have an ego strong enough to enable one to go up against the spiritual status quo and its psychic dominance in this world!

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How we envision God affects our spiritual effectiveness on this Earth

I feel as one become more tuned in spiritually how you picture God will change. We need to feel more empowered spiritually in this world in order to become more responsible here for the spiritual state this world is in! The vision of an all powerful autocratic God just does not help us advance enough further spiritually which we badly need to do in order to positively transform a world that badly need to be! We have to see us as the front line spirits that have an awful lot of impact on the world we exist in and then develop ourselves to perform our role better! We have to see our physical universe as being very vital to us spiritually in order to put enough of our spiritual energy into improving the part of this universe we now exist in! Every united component of our reality has a spirit and so the physical universe as a whole must have one. I believe we as advanced individual spirits must nurture both the physical world we live in and the spirit that maintains it in order to make things work well spiritually here. But, we can only properly nurture that which we really appreciate the value of and that we understand really well!

Being individual front line spirits we are able to use the unique abilities we can develop spiritually to make quite a difference in the universe we are part of! Being incarnated in a physical body in a challenging physical world enables us to develop really great guiding spiritual theories and training techniques that can greatly increase our spiritual capabilities to impact the universe we are part of. When we make ourselves a lot less important in this world by making God play too strong a role we really weaken our spiritual effectiveness. When God is envisioned as so powerful that only God is considered eternal, this really weakens us! But, when we see us as eternal advanced individual spirits that play an extremely important role in how our universe and its spirit(God) functions, we really empower ourselves and enable us to value the need to make the effort to develop further so that we can play this vital role. We have made such advances in recent centuries in the areas of science and technology in this world and need to now do the same in the spiritual area. We can not do this if we do not see how much we are capable of spiritually and belittle the power we have in this universe! We can do really amazing things spiritually in this challenging physical world when we function as advanced individual spirits with the collective oneness that can come from getting a lot more out of ourselves spiritually as separate advanced individual spirits.

 

Have close to 90 videos on a various subjects from a spiritually innovative perspective that need to get more public exposure.

I have had an extreme spiritual focus most of my life, since I am not very capable in any other area.  My survival on this planet has demanded that I focus with everything I got at continuously improving spiritually!  Necessity if often the mother of invention!  Living life on the edge can sharpen ones spiritual senses and motivate one to do what it takes to improve ones spiritual theories and meditative exercise techniques as well as nutrition so that one will develop the fined tuned  intuition required to keep one progressing and avoiding serious trouble and resultant setbacks.  I was born differently able with visual memory and finer nerve limitations that made me able to be really capable in a very unique way that enabled me to not only develop new spiritual theories and training techniques, but a new astrology system.  My spiritual approach is all about improving how we are able to perform spiritual as front line spirits in a physical world that badly needs us to better contribute to improving on the conditions that exist there.  I strongly feel we live in a world that is quite backward spiritually considering the serious challenges that exist in our modern highly technological age.  I understand that most people are pretty well set in their ways spiritually and uncomfortable venturing into anything that will challenge what they were taught to believe and often had programmed into them early in life.  But, I can only reach those that are really searching for better, more reasonable spiritual answers and willing to experiment with and evaluate that which is different from anything they are familiar with.  I have many spiritually focus blog posts here on wordpress that you can explore and here is the link to the YouTube videos My very spiritual  business partner Michelle Ronquillo and I have created:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJFHd_Tr4SWnAHvmDf41rw

The physical-spiritual connection and delusions

It is so important that one develops a strong spiritual connection to the challenging physical reality one exists in right now on this Earth! Spiritual strength comes from this connection with this resistant substance that challenges us and brings out more of what we are capable spiritually. We need to be focused on the hard reality that this physical substance provides. Spiritually what we put our energy into becomes real to some degree. The problem is that if what we put our energy into spiritually does not align well with the physical reality we are all spiritually connected to, then it takes a lot of extra energy into it to support it! The more delusional a belief, the more energy is wasted supporting that belief and the less one is able to maintain a strong grip on the hard reality we are part of. People who are quite delusional in what they believe spiritually can be quite confident in their beliefs especially if they are part of a group or organization that helps support that delusional belief.

In times of crisis is when beliefs(spiritual theories) get really challenged as to how well they actually work. Those who train their body hard doing exercises that improve the physical-spiritual connection require spiritual theories that really enhance their connection to reality in order to do them and do them safely! Doing spiritual crisis style training helps one to get a stronger spiritual connection to reality so that one will be drawn to spiritual theories that really work well in our reality. Actions and results count a lot in this challenging reality we are part of. Those who actually do the hard work required to become strong and aware spiritually can become really confident spiritually as a result of how well their training works and how well they know they can perform in a crisis situation. People who are delusional can project a lot of confidence and be quite arrogant, but are very reliable when really challenged and the bubble they created to protect their delusion is threatened.
This world is heading toward a crisis, since we are not facing reality well enough in a technological age that demand so much more out of us spiritually than any previous period in our history on this Earth! We need to advance a lot more spiritually so that we develop the spiritual maturity(grip on reality)required to effectively deal with the serious problems that exist in this world. When scientific advancement gets ahead of our spiritual maturity to handle it, we must advance further spiritually or we will be in deep trouble. We really need to develop more rational, reality based spiritual theories that help us to better cope with the intense challenges that now exist on this Earth. We really need to become a lot less delusional spiritually.

Life can bring out the most in you and those one attracts to you!

Even really positive relationships can be quite challenging since one has to invest an awful lot of oneself into them to get the most out of them for both parties involved. . It is the challenging side of life that helps us grow the most spiritually. Challenging relationships that do not work out that well can teach us a lot and help us really appreciate the positive ones we are able to develop later. It is good to have expectations that do not preclude the positive. Unrealistic expectations either too positive or too negative do not serve us well. Having a balanced spiritual view of reality is so important. Our spiritual programming can always be improved on so that we will attract better people into our lives.

It is important to work hard to prepare oneself for the challenges that come with life. Pitfalls do exist that one can be aware of so as to avoid them. Often hard lessons are part of life, we need to learn from them and become deeper spiritually as a result. The people who become the strongest spiritually will have the hardest lessons and learn an awful lot from them. It is positive to be able to handle really big challenges, since this world has so many of them that need to be positively addressed. One can connect with people who have really serious spiritual problems and actually help them to spiritually grow and heal from them. But, one can only help those that are open to being helped. Also one has to be open to being helped oneself spiritually in order to be able to help someone else do so. People with really deep psychological/spiritual problems can be extremely hard to heal. But, that is the challenge that this world we live in presents us with. If we are going to heal the serious underlying spiritual problems that exist in this world we also are going to have to be good at helping people dealing with serious spiritual problems heal, including ourselves. Life is rough and requires a continuous effort to heal from its challenges and become healthier physically and spiritually as a result.

More spiritual maturity/seriousness is needed in today’s very challenging world.

Life is very serious especial these days and it is so important that people mobilize more of their spiritual energy in areas that are serious in nature. Game playing of all kinds predominate in a world that has a lot of spiritual energy that is used for frivolous pursuits. One can train oneself to transform more of ones energy to be serious in nature, so that one can make really positive things not only happen in your life, but in this world that has so many serious problems. One can enjoy being serious because one should get pleasure out of seriously contributing what one has to offer to making this world a better place to exist in. Having too many people making excuses for not utilizing a very serious amount of their energy to overcoming the challenges in their life and the world around them, will not help this world to handle the serious problems that come with this highly technological age we live in. Seriousness comes with maturity, a quality that is badly needed in today’s world.

People who have an arrogant spiritual attitude will tend to get violent when their arrogant energy is challenged! The addictive/repressed type energy that makes people arrogant can be utilized in a positive serious way to enable them to develop a lot further spiritually and to become healthier in body and mind as a result. One develops a lot further spiritually when one develops an attitude that one can always seriously improve spiritually. When one becomes really advance spiritually, due to really intense spiritual-physical training and improved spiritual theories, one does not have to hold on to a self righteous attitude within oneself. One will automatically connect with what is important/serious and healthy spiritually when the energy around you triggers it. Ones intuition when it is working well will tune one into the important/serious spiritual understanding and energy required to ensure that positive spiritual energy is upheld even when challenged. People and circumstance will often be intimidating in a world that has so many serious problems that are rooted in the spiritual.

This link will connect one to a lot of the very serious meditative/spiritual training techniques I developed and use:

https://astrogoodwin.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/meditative-walking-developing-a-stronger-spiritual-connection-with-the-physical/

Addictive delusionary beliefs are like feel good drugs that have harmful side affects

Why is the Earth so messed up spiritually?  When delusionary(fantasy type) beliefs that do not interface well with the physical reality we exist in dominate over rational practical spiritual theories(theories can be questioned and improved on), then the spiritual climate that exists on the Earth will feel the detrimental affects.  In the advanced technological age we now exist in, it is so important that we improve on the spiritual theories we rely on, and cut down on the degree in which we are delusional in our spiritual understandings!  The serious problems that exist in this world require people that have the emotional maturity to handle them!  Some people are not going to let go of their spiritual delusions that come with a lot of the traditional religious/spiritual ideologies that dominate this planet at this time.  I feel they are willing to harm the quality of life they have with these ineffective delusionary beliefs and even die earlier than they should bringing these beliefs with them into their next life.  Effective guiding spiritual theories can enable one to handle reality so much better and to have a strong enough grip on reality to do what it takes to live a healthier lifestyle and to become better at contributing to improving the spiritual state this world is in.

We live in a world were so many people overindulge themselves in so many way and dull their spiritual senses as a result.  When we owns too many possessions or focuses too much on our physical desires we pay a price spiritually.   We have so many things in this world that can take our focus away from the spiritual and harm our ability to get the most out of ourselves.  Spiritual delusions actually are an indulgence that handicaps our spiritual effectiveness, but do tend to have a pleasant drug like affect to them!  The challenging resistant physical reality we exist in with its cycles is not escapable, because it has all the components needed to get the most out of us spiritually!  You will not escape this challenging physical reality by dying,  the cycle of life and death is unending.  As we face continuous challenges in the cycles we go through within this life, so will we face continuous challenges in the cycles we face in future lives. Those who are really strong and aware spiritually are able to see this physical reality in a very positive light and embrace the challenging aspects of it.  We can not transform our planet into a really great place to exist on, without have quite a different spiritual approach than what now predominates here right now.

We need to be guided by spiritual theories that interface really well with the physical reality we exist in right now, so that we will become good at handling the challenges/problems that exist here.  Pain and hardship come with taking on big challenges in life.  The people who achieve the most are those who overcome the most and that do not give up when faced with adversity and discomfort.    We can not transform this world spiritually into a better place to exist on, if we can not tuned into spiritually/emotionally the painful problems that exist here and be thus motivated to do what it takes to find remedies for these problems.   We do not get any spiritual results in this life or any future life if we do not do the required work to earn them!  The spiritual is a uniting force within us that works best when we use all our capabilities.  Working hard will not be very effective if one does not use ones mind really well to figure out(research) what is likely to bring about the best results.

The importance of being grounded in this “insane” world

So many spiritual beliefs(theories)that dominate on this planet tend to tune people out quite a bit spiritually from the very challenging physical reality all that are reading this are a vital part of.  We are incarnated in a physical reality that can really test how well our spiritual beliefs/theories really work.  So many spiritual beliefs/theories tend to sort of slander this physical reality or discredit its value and prefer fantasy type beliefs that envision a better type reality that is easier to handle as an afterlife/existence.  People often have spiritual beliefs or theories that distract or remove their focus away from the important challenges that this world offers us as a means to help us grow further spiritually and give us a serious purpose to help us get the most out of what positive value we can develop and contribute to making this world a better place to exist in.

Delusional spiritual beliefs  can be intoxicating like an addictive drug that puts one into a “feel good” state that has not been earned by doing the hard work in order to make one really healthy spiritually and physically and capable of contributing something of real value to a world full of so many serious problems that are not being properly addressed.  Permissiveness, over indulgence, and the desire for  instant gratification tends to weaken people spiritually and make them less responsible and disciplined and unable to carry a reasonable amount of the burden of transforming this world into a place we can really  be proud to be part of.  So many people desire to escape from this world spiritually rather than directly face their responsibilities to do their part to address the really messed up conditions that exist here that are rooted in the spiritual.

We can not adequately address the serious problems that exist on this planet if we can not handle the emotions and pain connected with them.  The truth is often quite painful, but the pain is worth the price of gaining the spiritual strength that enables one to handle more of the truth and thus enable one to be able to be a lot more constructive at finding and implementing solutions to serious problems existing here on this Earth.  The stronger and more aware one is spiritually the more one can handle the painful/challenging side of life.  Pain can really test how grounded one is spiritually.  The spiritual is powered by emotions, and the people who are the most effective are the ones who can not only handle really intense and difficult emotions, but channel these emotions to make really positive things happen in this world.  When one can really feel the emotions related to a extremely difficult situation or serious problem, one can do a lot spiritually to transform the situation.  Meditating on difficult emotions enables one to not only transform these emotions in a positive way, but impact the source of these emotions in a positive way.  Prayer/meditation can be used to help people in trouble provided one has a good spiritual connection with them and what their challenges are.  But, one can only help people who desire that help and are open to improving on the inadequate spiritual beliefs/theories that contributed to their problems.

One can train oneself to become able to handle really intense spiritual-spiritual states.  Challenging spiritual/emotional states always have an impact on oneself physically due to the stress involved.  Intense physical exercise when combined with intense meditative breathing techniques can condition oneself spiritually and physically to be able to handle extremely difficult(torturous)spiritual states.  People who exercise hard often refer to their exercise sessions as torture.  I have blog posts on the dumbbell swing exercise I do for 6 nonstop minutes that I developed in order to help me handle the most intense and difficult emotional/spiritual states possible without adversely affecting my health!  When one becomes really strong and grounded spiritually it becomes a lot easier to resist harmful temptations and to do what is healthy in ones life when it comes to diet and exercise.  One can develop the ability/intuition to find the diet and nutritional supplements that help you to handle pushing yourself extremely hard physically and spiritually.   One can develop the spiritual theories and mindset that can help one to handle extreme spiritual and physical states and still be able to sense intuitively what one can safely get away with.  One has to be able to become very vigilant(aware) and careful when one is pushing the edge an awful lot spiritually and physically.

Also required in order to handle this challenging physical world we are such a vital part of is the ability to function spiritually in a very low energy state.  In a low energy state the spirit becomes a lot more sensitive and aware spiritually.  In order to have a great deal of spiritual control over oneself, one needs to be able to adjust ones energy to the requirements of the situation you find yourself in.  Also when you push yourself very hard doing things that require a lot of energy one needs to be able to rest and recover which is best done spiritually in a love energy state.  Healing from an illness often requires that one not eat much and lower ones blood sugar quite a bit. In times of crisis one often needs to go from high energy state to low energy state quickly based on the situation.  Sometimes it is best to sort of disappear from the scene and let others take over while you recover and evaluate what you need to do next while in a very aware/sensitive low energy spiritual state .  I use slow intense meditative walking with short quick steps, shoulder movement and rapid breathing to enhance my ability to function in a low energy state spiritually.  I find meditative walking help my stationary type meditation work so much better.  I have blog posts on this site dealing with all forms of meditation.  Here is a link to one of them:   https://astrogoodwin.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/meditative-walking-developing-a-stronger-spiritual-connection-with-the-physical/

I have developed spiritual theories and techniques through a really intense spiritual focus over a lifetime especially over the last 30 years.  I am almost 65 years old, so it has taken me a lot of time to get where I am at now.  My spiritual theories and techniques have helped me develop an astrology system that has a great deal of spiritual understanding represented in its formulation!

Just “being” is not enough spiritually!

We live in a world that has so many serious problems, we do not need people completely lacking in empathy for the plight of others..  We need people who see the importance of contributing to improving the conditions of the world, not people just content to just exist here.  One can not truly have empathy for others with problems  in this world and not feel compelled to contribute in what ever way one can to improve the conditions that exist in this world.  We can not help everyone, but we should do our part to improve the conditions in this world so that less people are being adversely affected by them.   Those who are satisfied with just “being” and being in a disconnected blissful state, and that are not into doing anything to contribute to making this world a better place, are the ones that devalue the importance of the physical reality we  exist in along with those that are really struggling to deal with the serious problems that exist here.

Emotions power the spiritual, and really spiritually developed people can handle the toughest and most challenging emotions that this world and its problems create.  People who tune out this reality, so that they can just “be”, are the ones that need to have or create a strong spiritual bubble to protect them from the challenging reality that exists outside themselves in a world that to most so obviously has so many serious problems that really need to be addressed!  The more capable one becomes spiritually the more aware one becomes to the problems of this world and those adversely affected by them.  Those who are the best trained spiritually have the least need to have or create a protected bubble to any degree shielding them from reality and those that are so strongly affected by this reality.  A blissful cut-off state tends to strengthen  delusional tendencies and weakens ones ability to handle or relate to the intense pain that comes with the serious problems that  exists in this world, and therefore to see no spiritual need to act in some way to improve the really unhealthy conditions that exist here.  The more one can handle pain, the more of the truth one can handle spiritually.  Solving serious problems requires an ability to tune into the truth spiritually really really  hard.

People who are fighting spiritually to maintain a protective “bubble” to some degree will find the need to cut off any conversation with others that threaten that bubble.  People who are really capable spiritually can handle strong emotions  of all kinds really well and do not cut off conversations with others because they can not handle these intense emotions and the problems often associated with them.  People that have these protective “bubbles” will tend to be controlling and authoritarian in order not to deal with that which challenges their escapist(cut-off) state of being they desire to stay in.  Those who defend the value of those who have protective bubbles will only do so if they have one themselves.  Otherwise they would see how unhealthy it is spiritually for themselves and the others they impact in this world.

Those spiritual people that tend to break the bubbles that make people less effective at improving the conditions that exist in this world will really collide strongly with those who are protective of these bubbles.  But we can not advance further spiritually in this world if we keep feeling a need to protect those spiritually who have these protective bubbles inside themselves which prevent them from seeing more of reality and the need to grow further spiritually in order to handle it better.

Autocratic beliefs prefered over understanding spiritual complexity

The reason our society is so messed up spiritually is that we do not have a high level of understanding of the spiritual here.  It is so much easier to just believe things from autocratic spiritual/religious sources without questioning, than to have to do the intense thinking about which spiritual theories would work the best at focusing our attention and efforts on the serious problems(hunger/malnutrition, violence, abuse, ignorance,  etc.) that exist in this world.  I strongly believe that the spiritual theories that enable us to handle the most intense and often painful challenges of life in a positive way are the ones that will be closest to the truth.  Having extremely challenging and effective spiritual-physical training techniques is needed to build up ones ability to handle life’s challenges at their most intense.  One can not push oneself extremely hard if one is lock into spiritual  beliefs that focus ones attention away from the indispensable value of physical reality we now exist in to our spirit’s well being.  Life is cyclic and we tend to be victims of habit.  In order to improve ourselves and the world around us we must stop repeating the same cycles over and over again, but make the necessary tough spiritual changes that ensure we have better cycles in the future and by so doing also contribute to enhancing the cycles that happen on a bigger scale in the reality us!

Delusions are very prevalent in this world.  We all are deluded to some degree in that no one is going to have a complete grip on what is true.  When one does not understand the spiritual very well, one can easily mistake spiritual phenomena for physical phenomena which can contribute to mental problems and harmful delusions.  Being weak spiritually due to ineffective spiritual theories/beliefs along with the misinterpretation of reality that come with them, can lead to irrational behavior often triggered by spiritual phenomena one is unable to understand or appropriately deal with.  Not all spiritual energy or influences are positive, just like not all people one connects with are a positive influence on you spiritually.  Often people who are psychic(extra sensitive in some way spiritually)will hear voices or have visions.  These voices or visions can get people into trouble if they are not positive in nature and they do not clearly understand their spiritual(non-material)nature!  Most people when they have dreams in their sleep do not mistake these dreams for things they experience in their waking reality.  Dreams are very spiritual in nature.  For people who do not clearly recognize the difference between the dream/spiritual consciousness and waking physical consciousness, reality can be misread with harmful consequences resulting in their lives.

People with mental illness are extremes, but we all are deluded to some degree in how well we read the reality we exist in and separate clearly that which is spiritual in nature from that which is physical.  Often people with strong delusions have an arrogant disregard for the value of the physical side of reality they live in right now, and the need to listen to others that have a more reliable grip on what is happening in it.  Being too locked inside oneself and not getting enough outside feedback is a good way to become delusional about the reality one exists in.  One can not take the physical reality we exist in lightly or those that can help one to get a better grip on it.  Having an overly permissive view of reality can lead to one to not being critical enough as to what is real and what is not as to what is really happening in ones life and what is happening in the very important bigger world around you.

A really clear separation does not always occur between the spiritual and the physical, since spiritual phenomena can be visual at times and appear to be physical.  Those who are well tuned in spiritually as a result of their training and the spiritual theories they accept will sense the difference.  Those are out of balance spiritually will tend to believe things  about the physical world around them without enough serious proof of their validity.  People often get a distorted view of reality that overly demonizes certain sections of our society and is too ready to think the worst of them.  Conspiracy theories are always being created by unreliable sources and then get a life of themselves on the spiritual level.  Beliefs do tend to manifest themselves on the spiritual level and often can be intoxicating to those who are susceptible to them due to their lack of proper spiritual attunement/balance.

All kinds of strange beliefs exist that can distract one from this challenging physical reality we exist in here as spirits.  All beliefs that discredit our responsibility for the state our physical world is in, and that it is up to us to work hard to improve the condition it is in, will tend to disconnect us from reality and thus are harmful.  A belief in aliens that come in UFO’s and have impacted our world positively in the past or will so in the future is one of these distracting beliefs that harm our ability to value and get the most out of ourselves so we can fix the serious problems that exist in this world.  People can readily misinterpret visual spiritual phenomena in a way to support what they really desire to believe..  Human being have done amazing things in the past and can do really amazing things in the future with out the aid of aliens coming on UFO’s from places beyond this Earth.   Most spirits may have had past lives on places other than this Earth, but once they are biologically part of this Earth through birth here, they are no longer alien!

This challenging physical reality we now exist in is where we prove how good our spiritual beliefs and techniques really are.  We prove our spiritual capabilities by how well we are able to contribute what we have of value to making this challenging physical world we exist in a better(more healthy)place to exist in.  How well we perform in this life will directly transfer to how well we are able to perform in the challenging lives we have in the future.

  • Thomas Goodwin "astrogoodwin"