Friday, March 22, 2013

A tree and its fruits

The "Bible" and other religious books teach us to apply spiritual principles in our lives. When we meet people that don't apply spiritual principles in their lives or unto others that is a warning sign to look out for.

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit, you will recognize them.

Do people pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus by their fruits, you will recognize them.

Matthew 7:15-20

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’

Then I will tell them plainly ‘I never knew you.

Away from me, you evildoers!’   Matthew 6:21-23

Monday, May 7, 2012

Welcome back!

Part five:

You don’t have to take my word regarding the deceptive personality types roaming around in the world. I do hope you will do the research and forearm yourself. I've experienced deceptive personality types for myself and I've learned to take the necessary precautions to ensure to the best of my ability that it doesn't happen again.    Light bulb!

In part five I'll be providing you with real-life stories and websites that you can utilize to forearm yourself and to protect your teens if you choose to forearm them.

There're people out there that think the world is getting better; people that choose to maintain a positive outlook on life and give all people the benefit of the doubt.

Personally, I think people are growing more spiritually and have high hopes of the world-changing for the better and are doing everything they can to promote change, Howbeit let’s also be realistic. While doing everything we can to bring about change and to grow spiritually individually, not everyone shares those same hopes; not everyone is on the same spiritual path at the same time.

They're human beings in this world that have motives and intentions on hurting others simply because someone hurt them, and because being able to devour, control and possess the innocent or inexperienced, is a form of power and control.

Please – don’t be misguided by every philosophy of oneness, togetherness, consciousness and the like; don’t allow those concepts to cloud your judgment nor your children's.   Be realistic – we live in a world that teaches lessons and everyone isn't coming your way to bless you. Pass the test of lessons that come your way by being empowered with knowledge!!

So let’s move on to profiles.

I’ll provide websites so you can read for yourself!

Ever meet someone incapable of giving, love? Do you even believe that such a person exists? Do you think that it isn't possible for such a person to con you into welcoming them into your space? Light bulb!  Hope you will do the research!

The Sociopath

The Narcissistic

Are these personality types ever sorry for what they do? Click on the link and see for yourself!

The Psychopath

Only happens in the moves, right?  I’m afraid not folks. And that’s very scary.

These are just a few of the personality types that you could be welcoming into your space; unaware that you have encountered a wolf in sheep's clothing and finding your self right at the door of hell.

Please read an excerpt from my book. You can find it on the sites below!

What Type of Character Are You Hanging Out With?

No -- the content of the blog isn't the essence of the book. The blog content was meant to arouse your curiosity!

I will continue to add a post on this blog so please come back!

Thank you for reading my blog!!

Glad you made it back! Always a pleasure to hear from you!

Part four:

Talk about a school of hard knocks. I tell you -- life will teach you a thing or two!

So did you feast on the food for thought in the last chapter?

I left off talking about you writing your own script to be played back to "you" by the character you allowed in your space – remember?

It became as apparent as a glass window to me that the wolf in sheep’s clothing that had entered my space had definitely gotten my number and played my open book back to me; in a most inconspicuous manner. The question is: why hadn't I seen the inconspicuous; shouldn't it have been obvious to me?

There was no light bulbs that went off; no warning signs talert me. The wolf appeared to be a sheep and conducted his self like one; until I had fallen into its trap. My emotions had been stroked to the point of being oblivious to the entrapment. When the sheep's clothing started peeling off, it was then that I became aware that a stranger was now lurking in my space

So why didn't I recognize the signs; why didn't the alight bulb go off?

Come in closer, here's the scoop!

I was in my second year of college. As far as life was concerned, it was difficult to tell which end was up. I met a few gents in passing and had a few episodes of puppy love, howbeit never had I met a master of intrigue and disguise. Let me tell you – there is no way that a light bulbnot even a 100 watt light bulb, could have outshone this character’s charm and intrigue; the inexperienced sheep had met a very experienced wolf.

I sometimes sit back and say to myself, "why couldn't my parents have informed me in advance that real live monsters like wolves in sheep’s clothing existed in the world." Was I supposed to believe the horror shows that I'd seen on television? I had no idea that making the acquaintance of a monster or horror creature would actually be a likelihood along life’s path; why wasn't I prepared beforehand with a profile or a description of a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

If my parents could have informed me of a few red flags to be aware of, maybe I would have recognized such a character coming my way, and I would have ran in the other direction. No, I don’t blame my parents for the hell that I went through; I’m just making a point; point being, that being forewarned could have saved my hide from being drug through the mudActually, knowing what I know today, it may not have helped even if my parents had informed me; I’m telling you, it’s not easy recognizing a wolf in sheep’s clothing or any monster out there that hides behind a disguise; trust me - they know the difference between a sheep and themselves; and they know all the tricks of the trade to draw you in and the right time to leap.

A master of disguise and intrigue shines like a brilliant light;  they attract the gullible; the curious; the inexperienced; the open books and those that like to be given back the scripts that they write. Masters of intrigue and disguise are brilliant beings; their motive and intentions are nothing more than to prey upon the innocent.

Innocence is a quality that stands out. There was a time when I wore my heart on my sleeve, and predators could see me coming.

All predators don’t necessarily fall in the general category of wolves in sheep’s clothing; some predators are less experienced than others at being a con artist and can be very transparent to someone with intelligence or street smarts; there're, however, personality types out there that can blow your mind and crush the innocent beliefs and assumptions held regarding people.

Even though meeting a wolf in sheep’s clothing is an eye-opener; I wouldn't wish the experience of meeting one on anyone; the trauma changes your entire life. The reality is that wolves in sheep's clothing live in the world right beside you. They live on Facebook; chat cites, or right next door.

The after-effects of meeting a sheep in wolves clothing leave you with emotions of skepticism; you become a watchful person - for the rest of your life; you don’t take chances; it leaves you doubtful of trusting anyone without first doing your research and really finding out about the character that you are considering welcoming into your space.

Taking the time to learn the signs -- the red flags that alert you to a wolf in sheep’s clothing personality type could save your life. Being informed isn't one hundred percent seal proof; however, you will be surprised at what your brain will alert you to once you have armed it with ammunition to defend yourself. 

The mind is a computer of high intelligence, and once you arm it with knowledge it will give back to you what you gave it; it will be your defense mechanism.

Before going to the next chapter, I’d just like to say that monsters and wolves in sheep’s clothing aren't gender-specific; they come in all genders; however, more females get sucked in by male wolves in sheep clothing simply because of the nature of females; females are nurturing, swayed by emotions, trusting, willing, and open books; come on lady’s you know how we can be.

Despite the nature of females, times have changed. There's no reason females have to be left in the dark, stifled by emotions, or play that nurturing traditional role. Light bulb!

We have all the resources we need right at our fingertips to inform us about anything, we need to know; if we just use the tools.

Remaining trapped in ignorance and roles of tradition are a thing of the past; do the research and teach your children how to protect themselves from monsters, predators, and wolves in sheep’s clothing; arm them with the ammunition before they venture out into the world – doing it their way.

A part of life is children growing up and finding their own path; however, before they start the venture of doing it their way, forewarn them/empower them; arm yourself with ammunition and knowledge of the types of personalities that could be living right next door to you or lurking around in your space right now.

Poop really does stink, and they're really are monsters and sheep in wolves clothing lurking around seeking someone innocent to devour; so watch out and be on the alert; you will detect the red flags if you have done the research, and when you see the red flag find the closest exit.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ah, there you are. I thought I'd lost you.

Part three!

In part two, I stated that the wolf in sheep's clothing reveals to your itching ears what it knows your itching ears are eager to hear. How does that realization come about? Read on!

Getting to know a person entails revealing information about yourself to a perfect stranger. What does that revelation generally sound like? 

It sort of sounds like this:
I think I dislike that; I want this, I need, I believe... and on and on until you have completely opened the book entitled, “This is who I Am.”

What do you think the learner of all that knowledge is going to do with all that FYI?

Here’s my conclusion on the matter.

Knowledge is power! As a mental notebook is stored in the archives of the mind of the character that you allowed in your space, regarding all those intriguing idiosyncrasies; the two of you embark upon the adventure of setting out to oblige one another’s desires? Isn't that what people do? 

Now here’s the kicker:
After each of you endows the other with a compilation of details regarding your personalities, your personal space becomes a lot more familiar. You settle into a comfort zone, assuming that you're getting to know one another.

I ask you: Just because you've been charmed to feel comfortable by the details provide you by the character that exists in your space, does that mean that you're now familiar with character lurking in your space, or does it mean that character lurking in your space knows you and now has your number?

Think about it: if you're constantly receiving what you request from someone, aren't you going to eventually come to appreciate and think highly of the giver? Isn't the character by your side obliging you by giving back to you -- your own open book by playing the part you assigned it to play? After all, you created the script. Light bulb!

You hear what “your" itching ears wanted to hear.

Does this drama sound too farfetched?

You’re probably saying come on, everybody’s not like that; everybody isn't out to get you or has ill-gotten motives and intentions.

Well, my fellow hearers - you've heard the saying "the entire world is a stage and every soul plays a part," haven’t you? 

Think not that everyone is playing the same part; think not that everyone’s motives and intentions are the same, or you shall be the fool of the “wolf in sheep's clothing” delight Light bulb!

I’m going to stop here and let you feast on what you've heard thus far.

The venture will continue! I hope you will come back to hear and consider the continuation of 

What Type of Character Are You Hanging Out With?"

Stay tuned in for part four!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Part Two  Welcome back!

I used to be one of those naive characters -- a sheep that took people that entered my space at face value; never for a moment doubting that there might be an ulterior motive involved, other than – the person liked what they saw and had a sincere interest in getting to know me. Turns out, I was observed by others as being a glass house that attracted onlookers who thought it fun to throw stones at the fragile beams that supported my house of innocence.

God knows - my house got hit many times; until it came tumbling down, then my eyes were opened.     Light bulb! 

Just to set the record straight, my experience as a glasshouse isn't meant to incriminate every character that enters a person’s space; there're genuine personalities out there whose intentions are sincere. My point is: to walk around in the world, thinking that everyone that desires to enter your space possess the character of a genuine nature leaves you open for a rude awakening.

Many personality types lurking around in the world; personalities that await the opportunity to
 reveal to your itching ears what your itching ears are eager to hear.

Let me take a moment to share my experience of allowing a character to enter my space, which I assumed had a sheep-like nature, howbeit turned out to be a sheep in wolves clothing, and what the effect of that revelation had on me; k
eep in mind while I out there doing my thing; nowhere in my memory banks did I recall my parents warning me about potential wolves in sheep's clothing; there is a vague memory about a shining knight on a white horse coming to rescue me someday and living happily ever after. Talk about a fairy tale; that victory has not shown up in reality yet.     Light Bulb!

When the reality hit me that I had been baited by a wolf in sheep’s clothing and the moments we shared together weren't genuine, I was traumatized. Nothing in life had prepared my psyche for what I encountered.

The fantasy world that I grew up believing in, thinking that the nature of people was that of a sheep; had now become a shattered illusion.

It took many years before I was able to put the trauma behind me; it left me wondering about the types of characters still out there roaming the world.

The experience of encountering a wolf in sheep’s clothing opened my eyes to the real reality of life; it taught me to be watchful and not to think that every character encountered should be innocently allowed in my space.

The traumatic after-effects left me with a myriad of questions. 
Could I ever trust anyone again?
Are all people in the world treacherous?

I had met a monster, and I was now trapped inside a disillusioned psyche, wondering - where do I go from here?

What about you. Have you experienced having your psyche disillusioned?

How did I recover?

I’ll share more with you soon! Stay tuned in for part three!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What Type of Character Are You Hanging Hanging Out With?

The content of the blog is an overview of the book.

Have you experienced thinking that you knew someone so well and then one day to your utter amazement - boom, transformation? 

You found yourself asking the person - "who are you?"

When the person you're in a relationship with turns out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing, it can change your life forever. I know because it changed mine.

Let's get started!

Words such as sheep, wolf, and wolves are used as metaphors.

Sheep - represents a person that is genuine, naive, trusting, and revealing.

Wolf - represents a person with a watchful nature; someone knowledgeable of the nature of sheep; a master of intrigue and disguise; a predator that waits for the perfect opportunity to prey on its victims, and someone that violates your most sacred trust.

Part one!

From Throughout our teen years, we're endowed with the riches of parent’s do's and don'ts of life. By the time we're ready to venture out and explore the world, we've imagined and created our own venturesome philosophy - I'm going to do it my way!

Now, let me ask you a question:

Would you agree that someone sharing their life experience could shed light on a path - that you've yet to venture down  - and provide you with a perspective you hadn't considered?

Ever heard the saying, "Two heads are better than one?"

Granted, you can still live your life doing it your way howbeit do you lose anything by having a willingness to stand still and hear someone else's point of view?

You neither have to concur with what you hear or adapt it as your own; however, you might walk away with - knowledge you hadn't considered.
Light bulb!

Do I have your attention? I hope so. Prepare to awaken!  Let’s begin with a discussion question.

While out there doing it your way, have you experienced thinking you knew someone so well, howbeit to your amazement, they turned out to be a nightmare from hell?

How did their transformation cause you to feel? How did it affect you?

Think about it, then join me for part two!