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APPLIED SPIRITUALITY QUIZ

We all have a grace Peace Presence within us. Things that exist are seen and unseen. We see the physical presence with our Rational mind. We sense our spiritual unseen Presence with Conscious awareness. When we are down rationally, we are out of the Peace Presence and our thoughts create our feelings. When we are Consciously up and in the Peace Presence, the feeling determines our thoughts.

THEME: Applied Spirituality

Change the solution by looking at the same thing in a different way by wondering what difference does being in and out of the Presence make?

1. God’s grace is always within us and we are always in God’s grace True or False

2. All people have an inner Peace but some have more than others. True or False

3. Most Christians know how to get into the Presence of God. True or False

4. Rationally it is difficult to get into God’s Presence. True or False

5. Some major ways people get into God’s Presence is through church going, prayer, praise, communion and retreats. True or False

6. Some people are more spiritual than others. True or False

7. Spirituality is to know how to get into God’s grace. True or False

8. It takes time to change a heart. True or False

9. We cannot get in to God’s grace. We must wait for God to move. True or False

God Measures Around The Heart, Never Around The Head.

1. God’s grace is always in us and we are always in God’s grace. False

God’s grace is always in us, but we are not always in Gods grace. Spirituality is being in the grace of God through conscious wonder.

2. All people have an inner Peace but some have more than others. False

Inner Peace is the same in all. The difference is how much time is chosen to be in.

3. Most Christians know how to get into the Presence of God. False

The “What to do” is mostly taught in the Church. The “How to do it” rarely is taught. It is difficult to find any material on how to do it.

4. Rationally it is difficult to get into God’s Presence. False

It is not difficult. It is impossible. Only our conscious wonder gets us in. Once in, we rationally see things differently in God’s Peace than when out and feeling upset, stressed or frustrated

5. Some major ways people get into God’s Presence is through church going, prayer, praise, communion and retreats. False

We can do all of these things and get nothing out of them if we are out of the Presence. Only a consciously opened heart can get us into the Presence.

6. Some people are more spiritual than others. False

They may think they are, but people are the same spiritually when in the grace which is unconditional and inclusive.

7. Spirituality is to know how to get into God’s grace. False

Spirituality is being in God’s grace not just thinking about it.

8. It takes time to change a heart. False

A change from the head to the heart will happen the instant we become conscious of the Presence within

9. We cannot get in to God’s grace. We must wait for God to move. False

God has already moved. It is up to us to consciously move into His grace.

THEME: Applied Three Dimensional Spirituality It is better to know the meaning of the solution than all of the answers.

1. Every problem has a correct answer. True or False

2.There are many solutions for many problems. True or False

3. If you cannot change the event there is nothing that can be done. True or False

4. If you cannot change the event or how you think about the event, there is nothingthat can be done. True or False

5. You must disclose your entire background in order to find the solution to your problem. True or False

6. Some things happen you must accept because you can never feel good about them True or False

7. Some things happen you must accept because you can never think positively about them. True or False

8. Some things happen that would make it impossible to feel in the Peace. True or False

9. There are only certain times we can feel at Peace. True or False

The Heart Knows What The Mind Cannot Understand

1. Every problem has an answer. False

If you have the wrong solution every problem has the wrong answer.

2. There are many solutions for many problems. False

There are only three solutions to all problems. Change the event or thought about the problem or change the feeling in the problem.

3. If you cannot change the event there is nothing that can be done. False

You can change how you think about the event.

4. If you cannot change the event or how you think about it, there is nothing that can be done False

You can change how you feel by being in the Peace Presence.

5. You must disclose your entire background in order to find the answer to problems. False

Problems are caused by wrong solutions. Change the solution to change the answer.

6. Some things happen you must accept because you can never feel good about them. False

If you accept them you will always be a victim to them.

7. Some things happen you must accept because can never think positively about them. False

If you accept the unthinkable you will never find closure.

8. Some things happen that would make it impossible to feel in the Peace. False

It would be possible to be consciously in Peace no matter what happens.

9. There are only certain times we can feel at Peace. False

We can consciously feel the Peace Presence at any time, in any place and under any conditions.

APPLIED SPIRITUALITY

Who or where are you?

If God Had Wanted Me To Be Otherwise, He Would Have Created Me Otherwise.

1. Who we are is the most important thing we need to know. True or False

2. Most Christians know who they are. True or False

3. We are meant to be human beings on a spiritual journey True or False

4. People feel unhappy because they do not do well True or False

5. Climactic events of the past cause emotional scars True or False

6. Material things are more important then Spiritual things. True or False

7. What happens to people in their first five Years determines who they are. True or False

8. We cannot control how we feel True or False

PERSONALITY INVENTORY

How would you grade yourself when you are out and when you are in the Presence?

1.___I am patient,

2.___not frustrated,

3.___stressed,

4.___worried,

5.___I am kind,

6.___loving,

7.___forgiving,

8.___not judgmental,

9.___not unloving,

10.___I do not carry hurts, grudges,

11.___am not rude, boastful,

12.___overly sensitive to criticism,

13.___unhappy,

14.___not easily provoked to anger,

15.___selfishness, or insecurity,

16.___I have faith, hope and love,

17.___I always persevere,

18.___protective of others in need.

ARE YOU A HUMAN BEING OR A HUMAN DOING?

A human being on a spiritual journey

depends on

the journey for their spirituality.

A spiritual being on a human journey

depends on

their spirituality for their journey.

1. Who we are is the most important thing we need to know. False

Where we are is the most important thing we need to know. We have two selves. One when we are in the grace and one when out.

2. Most Christians know who they are. False

Not if they do not know they are two persons one they create when out and one God creates when they are in.

3. We are meant to be human beings on a spiritual journey. False

We are meant to be spiritual beings on a human journey. As human beings we depend on the journey for our spirituality. As spiritual beings we depend on our spirituality for our journey.

4. People are unhappy because they do not do well. False

They are unhappy only when they depend on the journey for their spirituality.

5. Climactic events of the past cause emotional scars. False

Thoughts of climatic events cause emotional scars. Discovering the difference being in not out when thinking of past events brings healing and wisdom.

6. Material things are more important than spiritual things. False

A life without Love, Hope, Joy or Faith is no life at all.

7. What happens to people in their first five years determines who they are. False

This is a basic premise of Freud that still today has influenced psychiatry. How we see what happens to us at any present moment determines who we are.

8. We cannot control how we feel. False

This is the abuse excuse of the dependent and codependent. How we feel is created by our thought about the event

APPLIED SPIRITUALITY

Relationships

1. Love is either a way of feeling or acting. True or False

2. In a relationship it is most important for the other person to understand you. True or False

3. We need to learn to communicate when both are upset to resolve arguments. True or False

4. Compatibility is the best test to see if both can get along with each other. True or False

5. People who do many activities together will grow in intimacy. True or False

6. To keep a relationship together, you must work on your commitment. True or False

7. Dissatisfaction with people, jobs, and with self prevents cohesion. True or False

8. Conflicts are the major cause of breakups in relationships. True or False

If You Want To Be Heard Lower Your Voice

THE FIVE C’S OF A RELATIONSHIP

  COMMUNICATION                       COMMUNICATION

COMPATIBILITY                   COMPATIBILITY

COMMITMENT             COMMITMENT

COMMUNION        COMMUNION

COHESION    COHESION

1. Love is either a way of feeling or acting. False

If you think so, but love is actually a way of thinking.

2. In a relationship it is most important to have the other person understand you. False

Being understanding comes first. It is difficult to love someone who is not willing to be understanding.

3. We need to learn to communicate when both are upset to resolve arguments. False

When we need it, it won’t work. We do not communicate to get into the Peace. We get into the Peace to communicate. Focus on the mood not the problem.

4. Compatibility is the best test to see if both can get along with each other. False

You do not have to be compatible to feel compatible. Compatibility depends on how people think, not on what they do. You get into the Peace to be compatible rather than trying to be compatible to get into the Peace.

5. People who do many activities together will grow in intimacy. False

Intimacy comes from internal, not external thinking. You do things together because you appreciate the person, rather than appreciating the person because you do things together.

6. To keep a relationship together, you must continually work on your commitment. False Commitment is a fruit of a good relationship, not a work. You get the Peace to create the commitment rather than getting the commitment so you create the Peace.

7. Dissatisfaction with people, jobs, and self prevents cohesion. False

Dissatisfaction is a mental illness. To have a cohesive relationship people need to stop trying to fix and start appreciating each other.

8. Conflicts are the major cause of breakups in relationships. False

Low moods are the major cause of conflicts and relationship break ups.

Knowledge Speaks, Wisdom Listens

APPLIED SPIRITUALITY FOR ADDICTIONS

I hit the CTRL key but I'm still not in control

1. Some people have a lot of anger in them and it is important to get it out. True or False

2. Anger control comes by learning to manage it. True or False

3. Being unforgiven causes guilt. True or False

4. Some people need to nurture the little child in them. True or False

5. Addictive people should work primarily to be free of their addiction. True or False

6. The reason some people drink is because being alone makes them feel lonely. True or False

7. Some people have a black hole inside them that consumes their life. True or False

8. Failures create insecurity. True or False

You Can Tell How Big A Person Is By What It Takes to Make Them Angry.

1. Some people have a lot of anger in them and it is important to get it out. False

There is no anger in anyone, just angry thoughts.

2. Anger control comes by learning to manage it. False

Anger control comes by knowing the cause of the pain comes from the way we think.

3. Being unforgiven causes guilt. False

Being unforgiven can create guilty thoughts.

4. Some people need to nurture the little child in them. False

All people have thoughts of childhood, some happy and some painful.

5. Addictive people should work primarily to be free of their addiction. False

Addiction is a symptom not a cause of irrational thinking.

6. The reason some people drink is because being alone makes them feel lonely. False

Being alone does not cause the feeling of loneliness. It is the way they are thinking.

7. Some people have a black hole inside them that consumes their life. False

There are no such things as black holes. There is only dysfunctional thinking.

8. Failures create insecurity. False

Failure can create thoughts of insecurity.

Forgiveness Makes A Victor Out Of A Victim

1. People need to get counseling to find answers to their problems. True or False

2. Good answers always solve problems. True or False

3. We discover new things when we look at different things in the same way. True or False

4. All people are damaged one way or another. True or False

5. Some people will feel the same pain every time they think of what happened. True or False

6. The mood we are in has nothing to do with a problem we are in. True or False

7. There is no closure for those who have suffered a deep pain. True or False

8. There are times so severe it would be impossible to be in God’s grace. True or False

The Same Thinkiing It Took To Get Us Into The Mess Is Not The Same Thinking That Is Going To Get Us Out. Albert Einstein

1. People need to get counseling to find answers to their problems. False

The reason people need counseling is because they have the wrong solution.

2. Good answers always solve problems. False

Not if you have poor solutions

3. We discover new things when we look at different things in the same way. False

We learn different things this way. We discover new things when we look at the same things in a different way.

4. All people are damaged one way or another. False

There are no damaged people, only those who think they are.

5. Some people will feel the same pain every time they think of what happened. False

What they think is not always what they do.

6. The mood we are in has nothing to do with a problem we are in. False

Focusing on the problem rather than on the mood is the number one cause of problems.

7. There is no closure for those who have suffered a deep pain. False

Realizing they do not have to feel pain every time they think of what happened frees them from being a victim.

8. There are times so severe it would be impossible to be in God’s grace. False

It is possible to get into God’s grace any time, any place and under any circumstances.

Session Five

The Church

A Church Is A Group Of People Who Individually Can Do Something, But As A Group Decide That Nothing Can Be Done.

1. Changing a poor intention changes poor behavior. True or False

2. Raising percentage in giving raises commitment. True or False

3. Solving church conflicts brings peace. True or False

4. A growing Church raises commitment level. True or False

5. Get people to reach out to make then feel love. True or False

6. The uniqueness of Christianity is that Jesus the Son of God. True or False

7. The theology of most churches is filled with God’s grace. True or False

8. Legalism in unconditional, inclusive, and is for salvation. True or False

9. The Bible is the Word of God. True or False

Are You Thinking Of Rearranging Your Prejudices?

We Don't Change The Message, The Message Changes Us.

1. Changing a poor intention changes poor behavior. False

Changing poor behavior to match good intentions makes changes.

2. Raising percentage in giving raises commitmen. False

Deepen the commitment level. People give out of their commitment.

3. Solving church conflicts brings peace. False

Get in the Peace first because there will always be conflicts in the church.

4. A growing church raises their commitment level. False

Raising the commitment level raises the atmosphere which attracts new people.

5. Get people to reach out to make them feel love. False

Getting people to reach out to be loved burns them out. Get in the Love first then we become loving.

6. The uniqueness of Christianity is that Jesus the Son of God. False

Grace is the uniqueness. C. S. Lewis

7. The theology of most churches is filled with God’s grace. False

The theology of most churches uses bait and switch by trying to combine grace with legalism. One drop of legalism pollutes pure grace.

8. Legalism is unconditional, inclusive, and is for salvation. False

Legalism is conditional, exclusive, is the cause for spiritual death and is the opposite of grace.

9. The Bible is the Word of God. False

The Bible does not claim to be the Word of God; instead it says Jesus is the Word of God. John 1 His authority tells us the Law of Love is what all the Law and Prophets hang on. No matter what the Law says we are to do the loving thing.

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