Who knows who you are

Who knows who you are

Might be God

Or just your self-indulgence

 

Who has the eyes

To show you a mirror

With your broken wrinkles

 

Who brings you the message of hope

To prosper not just to survive

During your lost times

 

Who changes your vanity

Your self-pity, your worry

Your obsolete obnoxious old mindset

 

Who knows who your are

Might be God

Or just your self-indulgence

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Each person must vividly realize his need to change

It’s a fact of history that to truly live the religious life is very, very difficult. Each person finds himself in the fallen realm with the blood of Satan flowing through his veins. Everyone has to be conscious of that, continually aware that Satan’s influence touches everything we do and that we apt to do everything centering around our baser self. Just shrugging and admitting, “Maybe that is so,” is not good enough. We have to clearly understand how this is the reality surrounding us. How we can change this bad blood into good is the problem facing us.

Let us see in further detail what the characteristics are of a man with fallen blood lineage. The one characteristic most easily discerned is that of ignoring the whole and trying to elevate oneself instead. This is not difficult to do because it was this very self-centeredness that motivated the fall. Thus we find that this is the most noticeable characteristic of a fallen man.

How deeply rooted is this self-centered nature? It is very deep because all the world surrounding us is composed that way and compels us in this direction. We can easily imagine how difficult it was under these circumstances to establish religion, through which mankind could continue advancing toward heaven. The satanic lineage has extended throughout history and there is nothing around us that is not connected to Satan. This is not a concept but the reality, and is the reason why many religious leaders appeared on earth to teach people and try to lead them away from this bad realm.

Putting aside the world for a moment, let’s think about the self. Has anyone been successful at any time in history in overcoming himself, even just one small individual? We know there was no one like that except Jesus. God has never seen one individual reach perfection, although through 6,000 years He has invested all His energy into restoring one man into the original position of Adam. Just restoring one person has taken all this time, and at the same time he has been the only one thinking about saving the bigger things, or even just improving the world. So far most individuals have been struggling just to get themselves out of the fallen realm and haven’t really had concern for what happens to others.

God realized that it would be impossibly difficult for each individual in a population, no matter how small, to overcome the fall in his own way. God thought that instead He would establish one model, and through becoming completely one with that model everyone could overcome himself and go beyond the realm of the fall.

When can we say that we are totally rid of satanic blood and call ourselves good? Which level do we have to reach before we can say that? We can say we are rid of the fallen blood when without exception we never think about ourselves and we live for the whole of mankind. We have to have a clear concept of what this is. It’s very much like the situation of a man who would travel in space; he has to get beyond the earth’s gravity just to get started. As long as he is still influenced by gravity, he will always come down again, no matter how high he goes. Once we get beyond the pull of fallen nature, there will be no force pulling us one way or the other and we can travel in the direction we know is right, eventually to be pulled by the gravity of goodness.

Why are we religious? We want to know how the man in the position of evil can come to the position of goodness. Many people have taught different ways to make a life of goodness and to completely change, but in essence they are all rather simple-to change from self-centeredness to always thinking first about God and others. That’s the essential teaching of many religions, and even though we may not yet be in that selfless position, we can be called truly religious when we at least know the direction in which to go.

It is human desire to meet the one man who will save us and give us new birth. This one man is the Messiah. Because he is completely different from all others, we can be absolutely sure that every hour and 365 days a year he does not live for himself but for the sake of God, the whole world and all things. If he is confident to live that way then we may say that he qualifies as the Messiah. How can you distinguish Jesus from anyone else and say with confidence that he is the Messiah who came to save the world? By knowing this standard, we are sure from what he taught and from what he did in his life that he was the Messiah.

Jesus sometimes taught in a seemingly contradictory way. At one time he said, “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” What kind of statement is that? It’s not just 90 degrees different from all others, but 180 degrees different. We have come to understand that in order to change our satanic blood we must change completely, not just a little. In order to do that there is no other way except for our fallen selves to die; then our original selves will live. Changing 179 degrees is not good enough because in moving at that angle we will eventually arrive back at the same place we started from. If we go away 180 degrees from the starting point, however, there is no way to go but in the opposite direction.

Sometimes temptations and trials are difficult, but what is the best way to overcome them? Immediately to say, “I have to forget about myself.” That is a very effective way to go directly to God. It may be easy to say, but how impossible it is to do! When Jesus was crucified, even the people who opposed him knew it was totally wrong, but still he prayed that they would be forgiven since they didn’t understand. How is it possible to feel that way? What do you suppose Jesus was thinking when he was crucified? Did he feel sorry for himself because he was dying? Certainly not. Even as the blood was dripping out of his body, he thought about how the blood he shed represented all mankind who would have to shed their satanic blood. Many people before and since Jesus have shed blood, but how different those deaths were in this crucial point. Jesus shed his blood for the sake of mankind, as the representative of mankind.

If one man is this good, is there any compatible place for him to live on earth? Can he find even a small area to live in? Certainly there was not such a place for Jesus; even religious people at the time were thinking about how they would prosper one day and have great influence on the world. They were centered on their own religion and never thought about the entire world, so there was no place that was adequate for someone like Jesus.

 

I Proclaim That I Know
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 1, 1978

Often

Often, our life is not aligned with God,

Often, our heart just misleads us,

Often, our mind is scattered, in pieces,

Often, we are torn and tear others into pieces.

 

Often, we want to live in a better way,

Often, we are careless how others feel,

Often, we simply turn away,

Often, we are proud for our deeds.

 

Often, our mind goes to the east,

And often, our body stays in the west,

Often, we loose harmony,

and often, our days are in disunity.

 

Often, we cannot see the Light,

Often, we claim to be right,

Often, we fail to admit,

Often, our actions are fake.

 

Always, there is a way,

Always, He, who is still waiting,

Always, Salvation and Truth,

Always, Pray, Redeem and Change,

 

So God’s Blessings can be upon on you

and through you on others!

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Friday Affirmation ​

Say this to yourself as a repetition: “I love myself for no reason. I am who I can be. I can achieve anything what I set my mind to do so.”

 

Let yourself hear your own voice saying these.

 

Say as you mean it, even if it is a challenge to accept it.

 

This is not a textbook, this is life experience.

 

You can re-create yourself for the better each day!

Joshua Dragon

epitaph

haven’t I given
everything to you
haven’t I changed
completely for you

haven’t I dreamt of
a better future with you
haven’t I fought for
a brighter tomorrow

haven’t I believed
in the unity of us
haven’t I acted
upon each promises

haven’t I felt
your touch as eternity
haven’t I been
reborn by it

those times
are gone now
need to evolve
this is goodbye

 

Joshua Dragon

On kindness and perseverance

Brothers, if one of you misbehaves, the more spiritual of you who set him right should do so in a spirit of gentleness, not forgetting that you may be tempted yourselves. You should carry each other’s troubles and fulfill the law of Christ. It is the people who are not important who often make the mistake of thinking that they are. Let each of you examine his own conduct; if you find anything to boast about, it will at least be something of your own, not just something better than your neighbor has. Everyone h as his own burden to carry. People under instruction should always contribute something to the support of the man who is instructing them. Don’t delude yourself into thinking God can be cheated: where a man sows, there he reaps: if he sows in the field of self-indulgence he will get a harvest of corruption out of it; if he sows in the field of the Spirit he will get from it a harvest of eternal life. We must never get tired of doing good because if we don’t give up the struggle we shall get our harvest at the proper time. While we have the chance, we must do good to all, and especially to our brothers in the faith.

Galatians 6:1-10

You are destined for greatness!

Welcome to 2017, in the year of your growing!

All the wonders are waiting for you this year, every day!

Still don’t know how to be constantly happy, maintain lasting joy, not to see the changes as signs of loss and not to feel being beaten by every single challenges in your life?
Good news is here for you: from now on, in each and every day you can be happier and more content than before!
 
Here are a few ideas how so:

Trust yourself
Your inner voice is a God-given gift, nurture it consciously!
 
Be conscious and self-aware
You might feel down and being challenged, but that’s OK, feelings are normal. Just don’t let them to take over your life and cloud your sight!
 
Have compassion
Towards your environment, closer and farther, known and unfamiliar people, and even to yourself. None of us is a robot, our soul is more important than any external achievement!

Live for the sake of others
Especially when you don’t get any feedbacks, or just negativity. Do you think God has ever had any better? Still, He hasn’t given up on you…
 
Love your life
Instead of focusing the flaws, with a selective attitude, pick the absolute values and keep them in mind, so, you will always have a safe haven throughout your day. It is always good to start with the harmony in the Nature…
 
And please, never forget, You are not alone.
Despite all the circumstances and internal feelings and bleeding, personal desires and commitments, works and excuses, don’t let yourself being isolated, the lack of unity is the death of the human soul. Be a living person rather than a living dead – connect, reach out with prayers, meditations or at least on-line.

Stay connected!
 
Blessings!
 

Joshua Dragon

Don’t say

Don’t say you cannot see the light of your love
Don’t say

Don’t say you cannot feel the love of your life
Don’t say

Don’t say you cannot climb a mountain because it’s high
Don’t say

Don’t say you cannot grow in your heart
Don’t say

 

Don’t say you have lost all your power
Don’t say

Don’t say you have always been cornered
Don’t say

Don’t say you have nobody else
Don’t say

Don’t say you have only anguish
Don’t say

 

Don’t say you are still hesitating
Don’t say

Don’t say you are just waiting
Don’t say

Don’t say you are not worthy
Don’t say

Don’t say you are not ready
Don’t say

 

You are meant to be the child of God.

 

 

-Joshua Dragon-

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