Junious Ricardo Stanton
Assurance: confidence of mind or manner: freedom from self-doubt or uncertainty
Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.
During these disquieting times it is important to monitor our personal thoughts and emotions. Why? Because the fact of the matter is, our thoughts and emotions directly determine our long term psychological state and our physical health. I’m not talking about fleeting images, ideas, thoughts and feelings; I’m talking about strongly held constantly streamed ideation, feelings, attitudes and beliefs.
We must be in control of our thinking and emotions because if we don’t, we become susceptible to control and manipulation by others. For example fear is a powerful weapon the ruling class and the powers that be have used for thousands of years to cower and manipulate people. They fiendishly use fear and intimidation to get their way. What they want is total control over us. They use fear, the fear of punishment, ostracism, violence and the unknown to keep us in a constant state of anxiety, unease and trepidation.
The modern mass media which is owned by the 1% deliberately uses gloom and doom, blood and guts and catastrophe to subliminally condition us to fearful, full of fear and to look to them for our view of “reality”, solutions, relief and redress. We don’t need them. The antidote for fear is assurance and confidence. Confidence is defined as: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.
In perilous times we need confidence which is a sustained attitude slightly different from bravery. Bravery is not the absence of fear; bravery is being afraid but doing what has to be done anyway. Confidence means we are assured we can navigate the world based upon our inner strength, abilities, and assurance, that we have what it takes to be successful and that we can/will get the strength and assistance we need when we need it.
I was curious so I looked it up and the words do not be afraid or variations of it are written three hundred and sixty five times in the Bible. I am not a Bible thumper and for me the Bible is not a book about religion, dogma or doctrine. It is a book that was written mostly by men whose focus was mysticism and psychology. It is thousands of years old, was written over several centuries yet it contains stories, myths, parables, admonitions and lessons that are applicable to today. It is about mysticism meaning having a relationship with the CREATOR. It is about psychology: proper thoughts, feelings, dreams and spiritual entities. It is about mental, emotional and behavioral being.
As the media constantly bombards us with negative news about crime, politics, the Coronavirus and its rapid spread, we need to remember and heed the admonition, “Do not be afraid.” We must have confidence, self assurance that there are powers active in the world working on our behalf. Our ancestors, THE CREATOR and good vibrations/energy/spirits exist that we can call upon for help, whether you call them angels, ancestors or spirits.
Do not be afraid, let not your heart be troubled, be not dismayed, do not be faint hearted or terrified, don’t despair, fear no evil, do not be overawed, do not be dismayed are found numerous times throughout the Bible. Whether you are a religious person or not, these admonitions are extremely practical and should be the basis of your confidence because there is intelligence and power in the universe that is greater than all our problems, troubles and circumstances. This is the same intelligence/power that created you, that has known you from before your birth that is on your side in all things and wants only the best for you.
Do not allow the media to reduce you to a feint hearted, groveling caricature of who and what you were incarnated to be. Yeshua bar Joseph said, “… Behold, the kingdom of god is within you.” Luke 17:21 He called his idea of god Our Father. His message of divinity, being and empowerment is the least discussed statement of everything he said; mainly because the powers that be don’t want us to know just how potent and awesome we really are.
We have the divine in us and we should rest assured we can get through and transcend this and anything else that comes our way. The intelligence of the Divine Mind that created you lives inside you. Our bodies know instinctively how to deal with microorganisms, bacteria and viruses. All we have to do is get out of its way and not sabotage the process.
This “pandemic” will pass. Don’t allow yourself to become a victim of fear mongering and propaganda. Get your rest, eat a more nutritious diet, flush your system regularly, wash your hands often, and monitor your thoughts and feelings. Take control over the one thing you have the most control over, yourself. I urge and exhort you to assert yourself during these trying times and remember the ancient admonition, fear not!