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Jedi are individuals who apply the principles and teachings of Jediism in their own lives. Jedi contact the living Force within for guidance. Members of the Jedi sanctuary call eachother "Jedi" to honor the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. What is Jediism? A religion based on the philosophy of the Star Wars saga. Message of the Force is not to answer questions about God, but to inspire questions about the nature of God. ***Jedi Knights are a modern day version of the Shaolin Monk, the Samurai Warrior and the European Knight mixed together.*** **All information obtained verbatum from The Temple of the Jedi Order**
The Oklahoma Temple of the Jedi(The Jedi Praxeum) Doctrine of Jediism Jediism is a modern religion which was born as a result of the Star Wars mythology. George Lucas, when he created the Star Wars saga, used various aspects of many ancient religions' universal truths as well as a combination of different martial arts and the code of chivalry in order to create the Jedi and the philosophies behind the Force. The Jedi path has become an inspiration and a way of life for many people throughout the world who take on the mantle of Jedi. Even though Jediism is a new faith, it is just as real as the ancient faiths and philosophies that it came from. Jedi apply the principles, ideals, philosophies, and teachings of Jediism in a practical manner within their own lives. Jedi seek the Living Force for guidance. Jedi follow what is considered to be the "Light Side" of the Force, and adhere to the ideals and philosophies of the Jedi Path above all else. Jedi show compassion, and do what they are able to improve the world around them. Jedi promote equality in rights and freedoms within civilization, in the hopes of protecting peace and justice. Jedi seek to help those around them that need it, and to defend the defenseless. Jedi stand up against true evils which threaten humanity's freedom. Jedi Ideals: Jedi respect the sanctity of human life. All human beings are created equal, and we must recognize and respect this fact. We show compassion for all human beings, because they are human. However, we as Jedi must also recognize the importance of Justice. Jedi work towards a culture that is free of discrimination on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, degree of ability, or age. As the previous section states,
all human beings are created equal. Jedi support equal rights and freedoms for all humanity. Jedi support democracy in within religious, political and other structures. For there to be civility in structured societies, the people must have an equal voice. As it applies to the Jedi, this is still true for the most part. However, Jedi also follow Tradition, and respect among the Jedi for each other should still stand. While every Jedi has a voice, and that voice should be heard, it is not acceptable to place a newcomer to the Path on the same equal ground as a Master who has walked the Path of the Jedi for many years. To declare an Initiate in any Order as equal to the most experienced Masters is an insult to both those Masters and the Order, and breeds a lack of respect that is often times very difficult to correct. A good example to use is the difference between a toddler and an adult. The toddler, barely learning to stand, walk, and talk on their own, is in no way equal to the adult, who has had many years of experience. The toddler needs help learning, and we should do what we can to help, but they are in no way equal to the adult, and should not be treated as though they have the same experience. The same can be said of Jedi... the Initiate is indeed a person, aspiring to become a Jedi. They do have a voice and deserve to be heard... however, they need help learning, and we should help in that arena rather than holding them on equal ground with Knights and Masters who have worked to earn their place within the Order. Jedi support the separation of Church and State, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of expression. Separation of church and state prevents people from more or less becoming enslaved to any one dogmatic group of beliefs. History will teach us that a church controlled by the state becomes all-important, and many people who have been true to themselves rather than following the state-controlled church have been branded as heretics and criminals. Many foul things have been done in the name of religion throughout the ages, and forcing people to "convert or die" is among the most horrific. Freedom of speech, likewise, is essential. For a person to be denied the ability to speak what he or she truly believes is another form of enslavement. Without the forum of free speech, new ideas would not be heard, knowledge would not be shared, and humanity would still be in the dark ages. We must be free to express ourselves, associate with whom we wish, and say what is on our mind without fear of repercussion from those who would seek to control every aspect of our lives. Freedom of association and expression, like freedom of speech, is likewise essential in order to promote equality and true freedom. Jedi emphasize the importance of education. We believe that one's education is never "complete". To quote line two of the Jedi Code, "There is no Ignorance; There is Knowledge". The path of learning is never-ending for a Jedi. Jedi must ever seek to increase their Knowledge, and develop Wisdom from their experiences. However, this must apply to more than just Religions and Ethics. Jedi should seek to learn the truth no matter where that truth lies. The truth is what it is. The truth is not always pretty... sometimes it can be ugly and shocking, but the truth is ultimately still the truth and must not be disregarded simply because it isn't pretty or what we want it to be.
The Force: The Force is described as "an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together." The Force, in part, is the energy associated with life, and life is associated with the Force. Most Jedi adhere to the ideology that the Force has a Will of it's own, and it guides those who would listen to it's subtle whispers. The Force is primarily made up of the "light side" and the "dark side". These are concerned with the moral compass of the Force in its various manifestations of Balance. The light side of the Force is the facet of the Force aligned with good, benevolence, compassion, and healing. The dark side of the Force is aligned with fear, hatred, aggression, and malevolence; this side of the Force can seem more powerful, though it is just more tempting to those that can touch upon the power as it doesn't impose any restrictions on its use, often granting almost inhuman strength to those who would give in to hatred and anger. These "sides" of the Force are tied directly to the eternal Balance of the Universe... "Without Darkness, there can be no Light". By the same token, the "side" of the Force one chooses to follow depends on that individual's true intent within their heart. The Force has also been described as having four additional aspects: The Cosmic Force, the Living Force, the Personal Force, and the Unifying Force. These aspects are defined by prominent Jedi philosophies. The Cosmic Force essentially embraces space and time in its entirety... It is quite basically what "binds the Galaxy together", and keeps the cosmos in Balance. It is what drives the Cosmos, and what keeps it in Order. The Living Force deals with living things... the Energy created by and connected to all Life itself. "Life creates it, makes it grow... Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter". It is a scientific fact that Energy changes form, but never truely ceases to exist. It is in that science that we are able to understand that the Living Force is the "pool of energy" that embodies all living things. It is theorized that when a living thing dies, it's life force joins the Living Force... likewise, when new life is born, it draws energy from the Living Force. The Personal Force deals with one's own life essence. Here is where I will make one agreement with Christianity... it is the Soul. This Personal Force is in turn connected to the Living Force, but while you are alive it maintains it's own unique identity. It is the energy within you which makes up your identity. It is also the energy one draws upon in daily life. The Unifying Force is what connects all other aspects of the Force, and keeps them Balance. It's energy exists on the molecular level throughout all matter, "unifying" everything in the Universe. Through it, we are connected to not just all living things, but all things. "Feel the Force... between you, me... the rock, the tree, even the ship". On the subatomic level, all matter is energy... and all energy is connected through the Unifying Force. The Force contains many similarities to other existing philosophical and religious principles. Many have related it to the concepts of Qi (also "chi" or "ki"; China, Japan, and Korea), Prana (India), Mana (Polynesia) and other similar traditions focused around the idea of spiritual energies that exist throughout the universe. From Taoism, we take the primary focus for the idea of Yin and Yang... the two diametrically opposed Forces of the universe. Everything from good and evil (as metaphysical concepts) to hot and cold temperatures are considered as being part of this, and it is from here we see the most
A Jedi acts when calm and at peace. but this not a straight translation. The "fictional" Jedi approach to emotions may be seen as one of the key reasons for their fall during the movies. Becoming a Jedi 1.. and the ability to form alliances give the Jedi a distinct advantage. In contrast. and seek out a Jedi .. The Jedi Code compares such feelings and provides insight into the ethical application of the Jedi path. the Jedi merely learn to maintain control and Balance. In the more internal arts (such as Tai Chi. Pa-Kua and Qigong). Other. Learn the basic Jedi Ideals. etc. Abstaining from passion and love. This involves the control of negative emotions such as aggression. as the emotional "Dark Side" is denoted as a Force of evil by the Jedi. In contrast. To refrain from rash action and clear one's self of these emotions before acting is of the "Light Side". many Jedi often fell under the sway of them when finally exposed. They attempt to achieve this by denying the "Dark Side"—essentially "keeping balance" by denying balance. In this real universe. Some individuals show an apptitude for healing. as well as the Jedi Code. the maintenance and use of Qi is an essential element of training. Some manifestations of special abilities are reported to have been attained by high-level kung-fu masters. Seeking the Path. Make the commitment to become a Jedi. The "Dark Side" is not made up of specific "parts" or "abilities" of the Force: the Dark and Light "sides" of the Force both exist within the life form which uses it. This echoes the concept of Yin Yang in Eastern philosophy. respect. and hatred. Such Qi is sometimes referred to as Empty Force. a follower of the "Dark Side" is primarily only interested in his or herself. For example. but one's self". Hsing-Yi. made from their emotions.prominent comparison to the light and dark sides of the Force. The repression of the emotions merely caused the fall of a Jedi to be even more violent and complete. and the constant struggle for Balance within the Universe. A Jedi strives to maintain control over their emotions instead of allowing negative emotions to control their actions. to strike down or kill another living creature out of anger or fear is of the "Dark Side". anger. and the Knights of the Old Republic games. telepathy. books. but its effect can be felt with time and training. more rare examples of special abilities attributed to the Force are often catagorized as "paranormal activity". There are also some parallels between The Living Force and the use of Qi in Chinese martial arts. A follower of the "Light Side" strives to live in harmony with those around him or her. The Jedi refer to two "sides" of the Force. Unfamiliar with such emotions. "To become a Jedi. a "Dark Side" and a "Light Side". Traditional Jedi are taught to keep the Force "in balance".. teleknesis. positive emotions such as compassion and courage nurture the "Light Side" of the Force. meaning that it is not seen. and acknowledge the fact that you wish to become a Jedi. all sentient beings feel Emotions. Use of the "Dark Side" of the Force is forbidden within the Jedi Order.. they failed to see how they can come to dominate the personality and eventually became the personality through the imbalance wrought by overcompensation. Mutual trust. as they view "Dark Side" as "corruption". it is not the Force one must learn to control.. since they can easily bring on acceptance of the "Dark Side"..
the main tenets. Jedi seek to remain in harmony with the Force. they learn to let go of outdated superstitions. I vow to uphold the Jedi ideals and teachings. and I hereby profess my allegiance to the will of the Force. choose the Jedi path. to better embrace new knowledge and understanding as they grow in Jediism. and to henceforth devote myself to the path of Jediism." The Jedi Code The Jedi Code is a code of conduct which establishes rules and modes of behavior for all Jedi. and meaning of the Jedi Code remain the same. without reservation. along with knowledge and wisdom which will aid you in developing your own life's path as a Jedi. a process which never has an end. and add their knowledge and wisdom to your own. with all of the duties and responsibilities thereby appertaining. 6. but remember not to be boastful in your experience or talents as you journey along your Jedi path. Profess to be a Jedi. (state your real first name). and flows through us. as these teachings give spiritual guidance and enlightenment. Fellowship is conductive to the learning process of becoming a Jedi. and remember your commitment to the Force. 3. The Jedi Oath "I hereby profess before the Jedi that I. Jedi do not cling blindly to the beliefs they held before becoming a Jedi. 5. Jedi act in a righteous manner defining the principles of a true Jedi. thought or deed. One of the key portions of the Code is a five-line mantra: . Do not hold to preconceived notions. Accept the teachings of Jediism as presented by your Master. I shall do that which is right and befitting of a Jedi. Jedi do not seek to make this power conform to their wishes. 2. Although there are variations in style throughout the various groups which claim Jediism. learning to control themselves in a manner befitting the will of the Force. Embrace your path as a Jedi. Rather. Believe in the Force and it's power. Jedi seek to further develop their relationship with the Force. Keep your focus on learning the path of Jediism. context. surrounds us. The teachings of the Jedi Masters give direction and focus to the Apprentice. for your focus does indeed determine your reality. Jedi do not serve the "Dark Side" in any way. as it resides within all of us. 4. Be willing to learn from other Jedi. Jedi are devoted to the Force as well as the Jedi Order.Master to become Apprenticed to. Rather. The knowledge and support of other Jedi increases your own knowledge and awareness of the Force.
There is no Passion.There is no Emotion. The Jedi is the Crystal of the Force. Death. Through serenity I gain knowledge. There is Courage. The Force is the Blade of the Heart. . You are one. yet Peace. there is the Force. Through knowledge I gain understanding. Knowledge over Ignorance Serenity over Passion. the Blade. There is no Foolishness. There is no Chaos. Supplements to the Jedi Code: There is no Fear. Jedi serve others rather than serving themselves. ~Master Kyp Passion is a crutch. Jedi respect all life. The Heart is the Crystal of the Jedi. Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training. there is Knowledge. Through understanding I gain wisdom. the Jedi. peace is the truth. The Crystal Code: The Crystal is the Heart of the Blade. There is no Ignorance. Harmony over Chaos. Jedi are guardians of civilization and justice. there is Peace. Jedi use their knowledge and talents to defend and protect. there is Serenity. ~Jedi Froste Emotion. for the greater good. There is no Death. there is Harmony. There is Wisdom. yet the Force. Through peace I gain serenity. in any form. The Will of the Force will guide me. All are intertwined The Crystal.
* Even if no peaceful solution can be found to a conflict. A Jedi may use the past as an example. They do not stand idly by and watch civilization destroy itself. as a healthy balance in a Jedi's life must be maintained. a Jedi Master should only take as many Apprentices as he or she can properly train. Under no circumstances should a Jedi Master take more than three apprentices. * Jedi are allowed to marry. Jedi must not needlessly harm an unarmed opponent. a potential Apprentice's mind has not fully matured to the point of being able to truly comprehend Jediism and the differences between real and fictional Jedi. * A Jedi may act out of justice. However. exception may be made if the potential Apprentice has shown rare maturity for their age. * A Jedi serves the Force for knowledge and defense. * A Jedi must do what they can to protect the weak and defenseless from evil. as well as life in all other forms. * A Jedi Master may take more than one Apprentice. however. * Self-discipline * Knowledge * Wisdom * The Force When used correctly. Jedi are not forced to be married or in a relationship. these allow us to better ourselves and overcome any obstacle. date. * While the Code does not mention a minimum age for Apprentices. * Jedi must cooperate with each other in times of crisis. helping to improve the world around us. * Jedi respect each other. * A Jedi does not cling to the past. . never for aggression or personal gain. Exceptions to the rule. * The Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt is the symbol of the members of the Jedi Order. Since different people mature at different ages. * Jedi must put the needs of the community above the desires of individuals. as well as the fact that a person cannot legally make their own decisions until they are at least 18 years of age in most cases. and have families if they so desire. Marriage and other relationships are not forbidden within the Jedi Order. Supplemental Tenets: * The Jedi promote the protection of civilization. but a Jedi must keep their immediate focus on the moment at hand. however. the general consensus is that an Apprentice be at least 18 years of age. The reasoning for this is because in most cases. but it is perfectly acceptable if so desired. and may be prepared for what the future may hold. should never be under 16 years of age.The strength of the Jedi Code and organization rests on four core tenets. nor do they worry excessively about the future. but must never act out of vengeance.
Although it may seem contradictory to the goals of conquering overconfidence.Following the Code: Self-discipline: Self-discipline is one of the key concepts of Jedi behavior. a Jedi should also be prepared for it. may begin to believe that they can accomplish literally anything. and that a Jedi Master was only a Jedi Master because he had disregarded his own sense of self-importance and embraced the will of the Force. and Jedi Apprentices are taught this from day one. The Jedi who believes that he is more important than others only demonstrates that his opinion is to be ignored. Winning becomes worse than losing. Every conflict." Many Jedi students." Conquer Arrogance "The acceptance of others is not a guarantee. Conquer Stubbornness "Do not see a conflict as a choice between winning and losing." Jedi should always be ready to accept defeat if the cost of winning is greater in the end than the . One of the first lessons an Apprentice should learn is: "To become a Jedi. When you concentrate solely on winning. Overconfidence can ultimately be one's undoing should it not be guarded against. Like everyone else. There is no try. He has planned only for success. it is not the Force one must learn to control. Conquer Defeatism "Try not! Do. a Jedi must first plan for success. Jedi are taught that they are only Jedi because some has taken the trouble to teach them. Every Jedi. and usually only use minimal effort—enough to say that they had "tried". but one's self. And it is always better to end a conflict peacefully rather than to win or lose. Conquer Overconfidence "Overconfident thinking is flawed because the Jedi does not take all possibilities into account. although they are Jedi. a Jedi is accepted or not based on his behavior. because he has concluded that there can be no failure. It is better to lose than to win badly. He may understand the task at hand." Jedi are required to learn that. Jedi who always plan for failure expect to lose. in every task. while learning the ways of Jediism. or do not." Jedi students must also learn that defeatism can be just a dangerous as overconfidence. then for failure. that does not make them inherently "better" than everyone else. can have many outcomes. you spoil your victory. While a Jedi should not set about a task expecting failure. and the ramifications of his success. should prepare for the possibility of failure. and he may have even planned for unanticipated factors—but he has failed to understand his own capabilities. the support of his fellows. whether physical or mental. not because they are superior to others.
In very extreme circumstances. And so Jedi are taught that speed does not necessarily lead to success. If the Force wants me to have more. Conquer Materialism "I wear my robes so that I am warm. and to themselves last." Jedi are also outright forbidden from taking a political appointment or to accept gifts in return for a swayed opinion. It is not necessary to always strike the first blow. I carry my lightsaber as a symbol of my Jedi path. Thus. a Jedi is permitted to kill in self-defense.cost of losing. Jedi Masters teach their students that even though killing someone in self defense is not murder. To walk the path of Jediism and the path of another religion invites conflict and confusion." Jedi are expected to remove many needless external distractions from his or her life. or to reach a goal before anyone else does. Conquer Recklessness "Learn to recognize when speed is not important. and must answer to justice." Jedi are encouraged to exercise moderation in keeping more than essential . move at your own pace at all other times. However. For a Jedi to divide his attention between the will of the Force and the will of others is to invite disaster. and aggression. a Jedi must have explored every other option before resorting to using lethal force.. to their family and the world around them second. Race when being first is important.. Conquer External Loyalties "A Jedi is a Jedi. Jedi Apprentices are taught that it is possible for a Jedi to strike without aggression. They perceive a goal and rush towards it. even in a physical conflict. without any consideration for unseen dangers or other options. To conquer aggression." Inexperienced Jedi occasionally confuse the meanings of attack. If a Jedi walks two paths. it is sometimes vital to strike the last blow. Jedi are taught that it is always best to end things peacefully than to win or lose. They are taught that their loyalty and commitment is to be to the Jedi Order first and foremost.. it finds a way of letting me know. never for attack. hatred or anger. or to arrive after everyone else. so long as they act without recklessness. to provide the first solution. The greater good must be accounted for in any given conflict. I keep food so that I am not hungry. Conquer Aggression "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense. That is the reason for the saying "You either are. eventually that Jedi must ultimately choose between the two. Jedi who commit murder have fallen to the Dark Side. or are not a Jedi. first and foremost. within reason.. and a few possessions so that I am not impoverished. but only if there is no other option. shelter so that I am not homeless. to give the final answer. In fact. it is not the optimal course of action regardless of the circumstances." Many Jedi who are lacking in self-restraint are always ready to throw caution to the wind and jump headfirst into a conflict unprepared. defense. especially in the case of conflicting religion. and only.
and only if they are willing to suffer the consequences. especially in haste. Jedi are permitted to stretch the truth only if the situation absolutely requires it of them. The best way to be always certain of this is to deliver much." Jedi are taught that if they make a promise. All else is transitory. Honor Your Promises "Deliver more than you promise. even when you promise nothing. it is not possible for the Master of the Council to be everywhere at once. Responsibility: Practice Honesty "Let there be truth between your heart and the Force." Although the Council of Masters is the ultimate authority of the Jedi Praxeum. An honest Jedi is always truthful with themselves. The Council of Masters. while the ultimate authority of the Jedi Praxeum. Jedi are expected to follow the same laws they expect others to. Honor the Law One of the most important roles of the Jedi is to help promote peace and and stand up for justice in the world around them. and a Jedi must keep clear and focused. and so no Jedi is above the law. and the Council. and second. however this is to be done as sparingly as possible and is not to become habitual. a Jedi should never make a promise he or she is not absolutely certain they can keep. Therefore. A Jedi's word is their bond.belongings. Thus. Honor the Jedi Council "Now must I keep the word I made when only a Jedi Knight I was—a promotion this is not.. Jedi are occasionally permitted to break some laws.. because an obsession with possessions grows instead of diminishing over time. The Council must ultimately accept responsibility for and answer for the Jedi's words and actions. but only when it is absolutely required. When in doubt. their Master. and so the Jedi must be careful not to put the Council in a difficult position. a Jedi should seek the counsel of their Master. they should always be prepared to keep it." Honesty is one of the first responsibilities that Jedi Apprentices are taught. are also responsible for guiding the Jedi and setting an example of what the Jedi should aspire to. that Jedi speaks for and is a representative of the Jedi Council while conducting their assigned mission or assignment. to be asked to serve on the Council of Masters is not a promotion. and a few extra niceties. or else be prepared to make amends. The desire for personal wealth clouds the mind. . as to do so would be to show terrible disrespect for the Council. first because they can distract a Jedi from their path. Jedi are encouraged to consult with their Master before making a promise. if the Council requests a Jedi to accept a mission or assignment. but a responsibility which must be taken seriously. and is sacred. Honor comes before all else. There are two reasons for this.
Public Service Although the Jedi exist primarily to serve the will of the Force and the Jedi Order.. Jedi are taught that they should assist by word or action as required by the situation. However. even if the Jedi feels that they could do a superior job. A Jedi who does not care about the death of another. and that they should be prepared to use that connection only for good. Provide Support At times. even in defense. if the act is justified—if it saves others' lives. and that they should therefore seek full knowledge of a situation before acting on impulse. for any reason. and the greater good must always be considered. if confronted with a life-ordeath struggle.. it may be necessary for a Jedi to stand aside and let other people defend the weak. The fact that the Force is real. Render Aid Jedi are expected to help those in need of aid whenever possible. This principle does not mean a Jedi has to abandon other goals in every circumstance. however. then and only then is it justified. or if the Jedi is acting out of self-defense. as ending a life has consequences. If any Jedi does have to resort to killing in defense. Jedi should remember that they are guided by Force. and are expected to be able to prioritize quickly. saving many lives is even more so. offering advice when requested to. or in the defense of another person's life. However. and to think of the suffering caused by their deaths. This act is not encouraged. and arguing only when reason fails. they are also expected to think of those they had killed. Defend The Weak Jedi are likewise expected to defend the weak from those who oppress them. Jedi also serve the world around them because that is their duty. Even a Jedi cannot be expected to be in more than one place at a time. a Jedi is permitted to kill only in self-defense. . is on the path to the Dark Side. Jedi are expected never to commit murder. only strengthens their resolve to use their connection to it for the greater good. but merely that a Jedi must do their best to make sure that they help those who are most in need of assistance at the time. Jedi are also warned to always consider the potential consequences of their actions. ranging from small-scale suffering at the hands of an individual to large-scale oppression of people's rights and freedoms. Jedi are taught to remember that all may not be as it seems." As it has been previously mentioned. and that the Jedi are its most prolific and devoted servants. Jedi are taught that while saving one life was important. warning when necessary.Honor Life "A Jedi's first concern is to preserve life.
gem. as this is not fiction. this does not make them a Sith. This practice came as a result of the "online" nature of many Jedi groups. the Ceremonial Lightsaber hilt is often misunderstood by non-Jedi. Crystals and gemstones have been revered throughout history. transforming into a new being. In an ideal situation. as well as contributing their own properties to the Jedi who carries them. gem. so long as they design the hilt themselves. as most people do not use their real name as their username on web forums. not an exact replica of a movie Lightsaber. the act of taking on a "Jedi" name can be considered symbolic of the new path they have begin. The Ceremonial Hilt should be unique to the Jedi who built. as well as a reminder of a Jedi's vows and commitment to the Order. a Jedi Knight can contact a Ceremonial Hiltsmith to construct one for them. as a person is often naturally drawn to the stone or stones which suit them. but for their metaphysical properties as well. In most cases. One myth to disregard is that a Jedi should choose their crystal or gem based on what color their blade would be.. the overall design of the Hilt. it should look realistic. not only for their natural beauty. planning. Inspiration can be taken from various fictional hilts. and choosing their own crystals to be contained within the Hilt. Some Jedi take on a "Jedi" name when they begin their path of enlightenment. in this case...... it is not only unique to that individual Jedi. and are meant for them.... By designing. or knowledge of the crystal and/or gem's metaphysical properties. A Jedi by any other name.. First. or multiple stones contained within the hilt's inner chamber.The Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt An important part of Jedi Tradition and Ceremony.. In light of this fact. The end result of a Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt is a tool as well as an icon of one's Jedi path. Another difference between a replica Hilt and a Ceremonial Hilt is the crystal. Either method is effective. For example.. The crystal. within their Ceremonial Hilt. but the Hilt should be designed by the individual Jedi Knight. The color of the crystal or gem does not dictate what color the Hilt's blade would be if the technology were developed at this time. reflecting the individual Jedi Knight. or carries it. Using a "Jedi" name is not a requirement. A "Jedi" name is simply . owns. and "blade color" is only a matter of personal preference. However. based either on personal preference. a Jedi can choose a ruby or garnet for their Ceremonial Hilt. or multiple stones within the Ceremonial Hilt should also be chosen by the individual Jedi Knight. the individual Jedi Knight should build their own Ceremonial Hilt. Ruby and garnet are both suitable stones for a Jedi. gemstones and crystals enhance a Jedi's personal connection to the Force. a Ceremonial Hilt is reserved for Jedi who have attained the rank of Knight. but deeply connected to them as well. Used properly. There are many things to consider concerning Ceremonial Hilts. as the technology to make a real Lightsaber blade hasn't been fully developed yet.. but it is understood that not every Jedi will possess either the technical skills or tools to construct their own Hilt. A Ceremonial Hilt can also be used as a focal point for Meditation..
and leather boots. The material should be rugged and durable. but also as a place on which to clip a Ceremonial Lightsaber Hilt. depending on preference. and their Ordination as a Minister of Jediism. Jedi garb sometimes includes an undershirt or undertunic. dark color combinations. wear. they should own at least one set of Jedi garb for at least ceremonial purposes. flowing robes. but not necessarily uncomfortable. the right side of the tunic is tucked under on the left part of the torso. an undertunic. with function.something by which we refer to each other within the Jedi Community. it is generally required that if the Jedi possesses a set of garb. if they choose to be a member of the Jedi Clergy. and with everyday wear in mind even if they are only worn occasionally. some Jedi wear Ceremonial Robes closely imitating those seen in the fiction. The Ceremonial Robes are usually made in shades of brown or sometimes black. Currently. typically sewn to the obi. These go over the shoulders. which double-wraps around the waist and is in turn held in place be the belt. hanging beneath and sewn at the waist. These are usually worn with a utility belt for various purposes. though color combinations are dependent on the individual Jedi's preference as long as they are not overly flashy. money. though the tabbards are generally longer than the overtunic in the front. a cloak or outer robe with a hood. which generally contrasts in color with the overtunic. The tabbards are commonly constructed with two symmetric pieces of cloth that start at the small of the back. including an overtunic. and sometimes a set of tabbards. These clothing items should be constructed as real clothing rather than "costume" quality. and freedom of movement in mind. long. The Force User Guide Part 1 Meditations and Basic Skills . When Jedi gather for an official Jediism function. which is a piece of cloth about the same width as the tabbards. Boots. there are no regulations for the "official" ownership and use of ceremonial garb. and other items can be carried. each of which generally vary in earth tones or rich. As a rule. microtools. where personal items such as identification. Ceremonial Robes Traditionally. and some elect to wear their Jedi garb purely for ceremonial purposes. but it is generally understood that if a Jedi has the resources.. Ceremonial robes were simple and comfortable. Jedi garb also traditionally includes a leather utility belt with pouches since pockets are generally made inaccessible by the overtunic. it falls under their legal name rather than their "Jedi" name. loose-fitting pants and an outer cloak or robe typically accompany the tunics. The overtunic and tabbards can be shorter than knee-length or as long as ankle-length. tabbards. which stop around the knees. it has no bearing on a person's legal name. Some Jedi even wear their ceremonial garb for fun on occasion. The tabbards are held in place by the obi.. datapads/pda's. The frequency with which a Jedi wears his ceremonial garb is for the most part up to the individual Jedi. that it be worn for the function. Some Jedi wear their Jedi garb on a near daily basis. and belt often associated with the image of Jediism.
These emotions will block you from the Force. but it is recommended to pick one that is bothering you or keeping you from the Jedi peace. be aware of the grip your mind as. Emotional Meditation This meditation is for finding. Imagine the emotion as a red mist that will flow through you to the ground or bed. If you are in a rush and are walking you can still meditate. and directing the emotion out until you are calm. feeling the strongest part of the emotion and let the emotion out. Let go and drift along with the Force. You might try visualizing a blank. visualizing. This is normal. This is very important because you will have to trust the Force enough to let go and let the Force carry you along its current. Let it flow through and around you. Feel the emotion and imagine it as light and movable. Think of a breeze flowing through you. should remember nothing except the Force. You should notice a change in how you feel. Open yourself to the Force as much as you can. Do not let your mind wander. This meditation will help you feel the Force more and will let you see the more subtle connects of life. This is normal. You should feel calmer. but not calm. Another version of this is the let the emotion keep rising through your body until it gets to your head. breathing. after a few times. Let it continue out of your body. Then take a deep breath. Let the emotion fill you up until you think are going to be taken over it. As you feel the Force flowing through you. confronting and getting rid of negative emotions. This should be done if you are unable to stop for a minute you can still do a quick emotional meditation if you need some calm. have that emotion flow out of you. Once both your mind and body are still. This is the natural and healthy flow of emotional energy and it will get rid of the negativity. the first step is calm yourself. Do not stop there. As you breathe out. Don’t think and just feel the Force. but not the point of the meditation. Your mind will cling to yourself. Repeat the steps of feeling. black chalk board. resisting the current of the Force. It can be any emotion. You will want to sit or lay for this. bring up an emotion. Do not think about what you are doing or going. Feel that emotion to the fullest. You can this meditation to help you solve problems or come up with ideas. At first you will be very conscious that you are drifting and will notice things through the Force. You will need perfect peace of the mind and body in order to do this meditation. Let go of the emotion so that it can flow with the breeze and out of your body . You will need to first calm yourself and blank your mind. This meditation will require you to be able to do the basic Force skills. You should.Flowing with the Force Like all meditations. Get comfortable with the feeling and flow of the Force.
You can use stop another Force user from knowing your surface thoughts while you get a shield up. Turn on some the television. If a Jedi lets their mind wonder. the lights. falling asleep won't help. With these skills you should be able to do abilities like empathy. This is known as the basic skills. Visualizing is the ability to picture a mental imagine in your mind. We are so busy being entertained by the multi media that we have almost completely lost of concentration and therefore have lost our connection to nature and the Force. Visualizing The focusing exercise talked about above involves visualizing. If one is always thinking and feeling. If you find yourself beginning to think about things just tell yourself that you are and try again. You may close your eyes or you can leave them open. You could focus on the drums for starters. recognize. Your strength and physical skill will improve along with Force control. See how long you can keep your mind blank.and mind. It is . one needs to get their mind in shape. but beware of lying down. but this is harder than it sounds. themselves and the Force. the colors and the many other distractions society had created. or the connection that life and the Force has. In order to have this mind a Jedi must be able to focus and silences their mind. Get into a comfortable position. As you get better at this you can add some distractions in. Try listening to music and pick on instrument to focus on. many people have trouble focusing due to the noise. This could be the start of your meditation. So learning to focus is the key to the Jedi mind. By opening and understanding the Force your life will improve. You can perceive the living Force. or the connection that life and the Force has. It will quiet your mind and shape your mind to be able to feel the Force. Blanking your thoughts may stop you from dreaming or from having nightmares. gather ground and control the Force. In the world of today. They are always aware of everything. The mind of a Jedi is very organized and centered. A Jedi can make huge decision extremely fast. All Jedi should be able to feel. Your relationships. they will not be aware of what is around them and may miss a warning or a feeling from the Force. There are many steps to achieve this. They can think ahead quickly. This will allow you also to understand the flow of the Force. one can’t hear the whispers of the Force. Keep thinking about that image and do not allow any other thoughts enter. health and career will improve. Basic Skills A Jedi is taught to feel and trust the Force. Image a blank piece of paper or a blank wall. everyone. You do not have to use the blank wall. Think of the blank wall while in a loud crowed room. You can perceive the living Force. The Mind Before a Jedi student can learn about the Force and how to use it. This exercise can be useful in many ways. telepathy and even telekinesis. I strongly suggest that you add one at a time. which can be a hard skill for some beginners. Focusing Find a quiet room with no distractions.
Feeling the Force There are many ways of feeling the Force. they have closed their mind. but that is not the point. Relax your mind and body. Let the music help you by calming your mind and body. You can also try using your other senses. telepathy. Now. If you are one of those who can't sit still or be quiet try taking a breath. All Force users learn to feel it a different way. Jedi find that with these emotions. Most people have felt the Force as a kid. and love can help you feel the Force. What does the metal feel like? The seats feel like? Does your car have that new car smell? Using as many senses as possible will greatly improve the lucidity of your visualizations. but due to society. These emotions will cause uncontrolled reactions with the Force. In order to reopen yourself up to the Force you will have to take down these barriers. gathering. Repeat the song and breathing until you are calm. but have the volume on quietly. Although this is true. you are feeling the Force. tingly. stare at air. one that is calming. calm mind that is not focused on anything. This leaves them open and willing to the Force. Here is one technique that has worked for many other people. Look at all the sides. The technique will be used in feeling. Think of a song. Visualization can be done using all senses. grounding the Force. but an everyday skill that is related to Force skills. fear. so it is highly suggested that one makes sure they have mastered the skill. If you feel any of these descriptions. Do not strain yourself and just space out a bit. scanning. Now pay attention to what you feel. possibly like your blood is rushing. or turn it on. Just sit there and enjoy the moment of peace. When a new Force user is angry. When you stare out a window in class thinking about that car you have always wanted. Do try to feel the Force or do anything. Some people have found that strong emotions like anger. Now go inside the car to the driver's seat. in that you must use the Force in some way. these emotions come from the dark side. Do you feel something around or in you feeling warm. Stop thinking and feeling. setting up mental barriers to keep the Force out. and even telekinesis. holding it for three seconds and then blow all the air out and then breathe in slowly. This skill is greatly used by many Jedi. Is the seat made of out leather? What are all the cool new features? Turn around and look at the back seat. but it isn’t? You may feel an energy field that seems very close to you. Play it through your head. objects around . it is hard to feel and control the Force. Try looking at the space between you and your hand.not a Force skill. The constants seem to be that for beginners. good feeling. Maybe it is tiny or maybe it's really long. You won't see anything. that is visualizing. Picture the whole car. It can be a real car or a made up one. Let the music help you let go of anything thoughts or stresses. you have just done visualizing. Can you see it? If you can. they need a blank. For an example try thinking of a car that you have always dream of owning. Now mentally walk around the car.
Red means emotional upset and dangerous.them or even in another room. An aura will give you information about the person or energy. The second one is the natural. One should never gather more energy than one’s body and mind can handle. Open yourself to the Force and connect the feeling of the Force to the mist. It is better than one opens oneself to the Force. growing. For starters it is suggested that you practice on gathering energy from inside of you and then moving on to outside of you. Some people will find that at random times they will feel a strong. Religious people say what you are feeling is the power of God. This means you are naturally starting to open yourself to the Force. object or place. Some people have the ability to see the Force around a person. Generally green means calm. The aura of people can tell you the person’s mood. opening. People will feel the Force without noticing it. They see an energy field that is called an aura. make it green or blue. We are able to feel and call this energy to us. but harder way. Blue is calm or tranquil. Calm and open yourself up to the . rather than bringing the Force to them. This is a good sign. Recognizing the Force Another skill there is essential to learning the basics is recognizing the feeling of the Force. which can do damage. happy and so on. Because the Force is all around us there is no limit to how far we can gather from. The first way is one you have already learned. One should also never try to force the Force to do anything that the energy should not do naturally because it leads to the dark side. This happens because you are not aware of the Force and should teach yourself to recognize its feeling. tends to fall and break. sometimes overwhelming surge of the Force. Envision this mist coming to you. generally hinting the breaking point of someone. There are two ways of feeling the Force. It is suggested that a Jedi learns not to gather the Force too much. With peace you will find it is easier to control the Force. This will lead to overloads. by your own will. One exercise you can practice is making a Force ball. but that is impractical. If you have trouble imagining the mist. or in extreme cases kill people. Imagine energy around you and in you. It is the active and conscious calling and gather of the Force to and around you. This happens because you lack control and will pass as you keep training. You may want to imagine it was a mist. Some people feel it when they have a gut or strong feeling. Gather the Force from around and inside of you. In your first few months of training you will find that you often feel the Force for a few seconds without trying. yourself up. This shows that you are learning how to quiet your mind and letting go of those barriers. So you can feel and gather the Force from all over the world. Black is the most dangerous. Gathering the Force As you probably know the Force is all around us. It is the passive.
This is perfectly normal. Some Force users have described their Force balls to feel like heat. or not feel so much.Force. Remember to never panic when being overloaded. Although there are many ways of getting rid of energy here are two methods. sometimes the baby will fall. tiredness (if the overload lasts for a long time). Sometimes the baby can stand. You should be able to feel this. It means you need to keep practicing to fine tune your control. If you find yourself or a friend feeling overloaded you need to go to a quiet. Some feel it more than others. Controlling the Force For the first few months your control over the Force will have it ups and downs. Imagine the mist again and gather the Force to your body. Keep the Force in your hand tight and compact. One is the golden roots method. Hold out your hands and hold them like you are holding a medium ball. It is like walking. towards the ground. This is ok and will improve with practice. breaking things unnaturally. peaceful place and focus sending energy to the ground. Like any type of exercise you can get tired and need to take a break and get some water. Then picture the extra energy going from your body into the roots and to the ground. but fear will only make the situation worse and will make it harder to get rid of the energy. We call this overloading. or extremely energetic. Some end up feeling too much or will accidentally gather too much. Eventually the baby will be able to stand all the time. When gathering the Force. Practice psi is mental exercise. Grounding the Force There will be times you will not want to feel the Force. Feel the Force flowing through and around you. focus the energy to inside your hands. You don’t have to get rid of all your energy. The second method is imaging the excess energy in you and moving it through your body. Image standing still and image golden roots of energy coming form you into the earth. but it will take time. This does not mean you have lost your skill. Everyone has their own level of awareness to the Force. The signs for overloading usually are marked by unexplained headaches. It may not feel as solid as it could. You can just get ground some of the way. take a few hours . and sometimes like a magnet. pulling your hands together. This will boost your confidence and will mentally make the skill you are having trouble. seem easier. This is good controlling practice because sometimes a little of the Force can go a long way. Grounding will teach you how to recognize the feeling of the Force and how to control it. It can sound hard. New Force users are no different. Some days you will have near prefect control and some days you can’t even feel the Force. If you find yourself getting tired or sleepy. If you do not get rid of the excess your mind will automatically block you from feeling the Force in order to protect you. or cold. Should you find yourself struggling with one skill take a break and then practice on another skill that you are better at. Some days your grip over the Force is going to be better than other days.
Headaches are the first and most common signs you need a break. energy and commitment. but it won’t be easy. There are no true short cuts when it comes to learning to use the Force. but it increases your control. the Force will always be there. a Jedi student must learn their basic skills. Unexplained weakness in abilities is a major sign that you need to take a month off from practice. Practice is much need. If a Jedi listen to the Force. Even after months and months of not practicing much I still got bad headaches.break. but it is well worth it. you can cause long term damage. Being impatience brings greed which is part of the dark side. but in order to do. how the Force affects living things. though you really have to push the limits. Even if a student finds a way to skip several steps.com/jedikaren/ The Force User Guide Part 2 The Living Force Review So far you have learned the basic skills of the Force. You can really hurt your mind and I know this because I did. This will be out grown. they can learn quite a bit. No baby can learn to run until it has learned to crawl. but even more importantly. It will take time. Like exercise you can hurt yourself. it is not a good thing. a new student will not be able to everything at once. _________________ Bringing Light into Darkness Visit my site:http://www. This damage cane be healed. Remember. Patience Going with the idea of the baby learning to walk. and possibly hurt your abilities for a long time. You also learned about the dangers of what too much of the Force can to do the mind. It is not unusual for a beginner to have a brief period of power hungry. you learned how to gather it around you and cast it away by sending the Force to the ground. Learn how to use this meditation to open yourself up to the Force and recognize the feeling of the energy that is all around you. Once you've learned to identify the force. Headaches will come constantly and will increase with intensity. No Force user can learn telekinesis without learning how to feel the Force. but there is always a point. you learned the reasons why your control may not be constant and what to do what that. These skills include calming yourself with meditation and learning about the Force. . Now comes a new aspect to the Force. Feeling drained all the time is another sign. May the Force be with you and your journey. Force users that are impatient for more access and ability to use the Force. but such behavior should be carefully watched in case it is not out grown. Some of these steps may seem pointless. To end part one. It is up to the Jedi to be aware of the feeling and the flow. patience is required for using the Force. This means that they are power hungry. Gathering the Force into a ball in your hand does not seem like a big deal. If you keep practicing beyond what your mind can handle. Some signs of long term damage are your connection to the Force will weaken or at time disappear.freewebs.
even non living things. A Jedi can sense everything. water. Even when a Jedi is in the dead of space. The Force flows everywhere and through everything. they almost physically feel and see the object. the third option will be discussed.Living Force The Force and life are forever connected and bound to each other. is in a cube shape. the surface is somewhat smooth. Jedi can see how all life is connected. or a combination of both. Jedi must be able to understand the complex web of thoughts and emotions. weather. Jedi can also sense thoughts and emotions from animals and people. They end up picturing what the cube looks like. As the hand grabs onto that object. They can see how the animals are affected by the plants. Distance does not matter. while the cosmic Force comes from everything that is not living. The living Force is different from the cosmic Force because its source comes from only living things. They can see how the Force affects societies and how these societies function. around them. only the skill of the Jedi. In this guide. the stronger the Force is going to feel. Not only is the cosmic Force is always around us. so is the living Force. The more life in one place. or the smallest life forms. their life Force grows weak too and can be felt as such. there is still the living Force. Without the Force there could be no life and vise versa. the nerves in the fingers and palm send a message to the brain. It's important for a Jedi to be able to connect to living things because they serve the people. A Jedi can sense the living Force in a person and is a quick way to tell the health of that person. or signs. The person will register the block is solid. single cell organisms. A good example of this is someone sticking their hand into a bag full of blocks without looking. and the sun. A Jedi’s power will mostly come from the living Force. and pick up warning. feel it. and bodies of water. There is a very special connection between the Force and living things called the living Force. Through the living Force. Sensing With the Force. Sensing Objects Being able to sense objects is one of the most useful and important skills a Jedi could learn. but a bit rough and the cube is small. sandy desert. In order to do that. human. else such as rocks. There is an argument about when a Jedi senses an object do they see it. The living Force is generated by any animal. people and animals and their location. . When a person grows weak. made out of wood. A Jedi can sense inanimate objects and their location. because the Jedi is alive. The strength of the Force is directly related to the amount of life living in that place. When a Jedi senses an object. There are three types of sensing. from the Force. rather than the cosmic Force. At the same time an image in formed in the person’s mind. There will always be the living Force where there is life. and even events that might happen in the future. A Jedi can sense how people interact with their surroundings. thriving forest teaming with life will have more available living Force than a dry. A thick. a Jedi can feel everything from air molecules to distant planets to people.
Feel their moods and thoughts. The first thing you will need to do is gather the Force. Certain animals. It will feel as though you are holding. A Jedi can also do this with the Force. Everything that is alive and is not a plant has some sort of Force scent or signature. Think where the object is and then expand your awareness of the Force to that object. like dolphins. So. If a Jedi walks into a dangerous situation and is open and listening to the Force. this danger is caused by a disturbance in the Force. using the Force as the nerves in the mental fingers and palm. but someone you know well. Sensing a Presence Most animals rely on scent and can detect another animal a long distance off. they can pick up a feeling of danger. These warnings can also be on a bigger scale for a large group of people or a country. Now pick a person or animal that you do not know the exact location of. For practice. Instead of reaching out with a hand. one that does not have too many parts to it and that you are familiar with. this is no different. You can stretch out and feel a block. Sense the general direction of where they are. Force warning can be very difficult to understand and can be misleading. it is suggested that you take a simple object. Usually. that person has felt and seen the cube without even looking with their eyes. This is useful when needing to find another Jedi or a hiding pet. so to protect the people around them. and feeling the inside of the object all at once. This is ok and will improve with practice. but about someone else. they can tell where the person is. giving the dolphin a picture of the area around them. Searching for a presence with the Force is very much like ultrasound. what the Force has to say and their surroundings. What you are doing is creating a link. . it is extremely important for a Jedi to always be aware of the Force. Wrap your Force awareness around and inside the object. You may notice what your sense will not be very distinct or that you can not feel the entire object at once. Feel the person and their Force signature. use ultrasound to locate things. the Jedi will reach out with their mind.based on what they feel. This is will grow in length and clarity with time and practice. This is because animals have brains and a soul of some sort. Picture them in your head and think about the feeling you get when you're around them. which can be translated into an imbalance in the Force. There is no limit of what you can feel with the Force. This feeling is a feeling of the present. The scent or signature is the feeling you get when you are around a person or another living thing. Sense how far they are from you. The clicking waves will hit something and bounce back to the dolphin. faintly seeing. So in a sense. A beginner Jedi is most likely going to have a short range of vague awareness of their surroundings. Jedi also have a similar ability. Gather the Force around and inside of you. With the Force. Send the Force to that person. Force Warnings This can be confused with suggestions of the future. Close your eyes and open yourself up to the Force. They send out clicks of sound that go out into ocean. Sometimes the warning is not for or about you. When a Jedi feels this energy signature and links with their mind to the person or animal.
Too much satisfaction can boost up your self esteem to the point that you become arrogant and . and strong. positive emotions are not always the best for the Jedi’s mind and abilities. Too much of these emotions can bring actions that lead to the dark side. Although happiness. A Jedi should be well aware of all the negative emotions or emotions that can cause a negative impact. The mother is thrown off (not physically) and can not figure out what is wrong with the father. The mother gets angry at the father for unnecessary yelling. The older kid storms in and demands that everyone quiets down. A father comes home from work in a bad mood. A Jedi should be able to recognize their own personal emotions so to have a clear mind and a strong connection to the Force. but where the danger is having to big. towns. who breaks out into tears. more often it is the negative emotions that can grip people. Being able to distinguish each emotions and reasons for this emotion. a Jedi must be able to recognize different emotions of people or animals Jedi are dealing with.Empathy To help people. too important of one. but it should be done in moderation. but a Jedi needs to be careful. Pure joy. involving many factors and even other emotions. and how to deal with each emotion for own peace and for the peace around them. You can get a lot of personal satisfaction out of helping someone. it will affect other people. There is the fear when you realized you have forgotten about a test. There are all levels of fear. Emotions have a strange property of being able to spread like a contagious disease. Remember. The whole family is now yelling and screaming at each other. It is generally a sign they can not do anymore for you and have given up. The youngest kid has left some toys out and the father trips over them. Having an ego is good and healthy. These emotions cause the Force to become unbalanced. this all started because one person was angry. Fear paralyzes people. and joy are emotions a Jedi wishes to spread and experience. These emotions are highly distracting and often times addicting. There is the fear of death and the fear of god or some powerful presence you look up to. Anger is often a way to cover up fear. A Jedi will find it hard to calm and focus their mind if they experience these emotions too much. the causes. important thing. hyper activity. You are helping other people. Many emotions are complex. can help a Jedi understand a situation better. This does not mean a Jedi can't laugh and play around. Being a Jedi is a good. and nations. Fear is another very important emotion to understand because of the effects it can have on people. He stomps in. If people do not share your fear. they are most likely going to distance themselves from you. guilt. peace. While fear does not spread like the same way that anger does. excitement. Fear will block you from your connection to the Force. He yells at the kid. If a Jedi is unstable they will be unable to help fight and protect others Emotions Anger has a strange way of spreading like a disease. slams the door close and announces angrily that he is home. a feeling of weakness or of being threatened.
Telepathy is useful to a Jedi in negotiating or for silently planning out an attack during a fight. you should meditate for a few minutes. Thoughts like “I’m really hungry. Now take note of the feelings you receive or suddenly feel.blind. The mind can be thought of as an onion because of its layers. Because we are different in what we can do. If the feelings do not make any sense in that they do not seem to be yours at the moment. telepathy will not mean that you can read anyone’s mind like an open book. These are easy to pick up because they are generally simple. This is known as empathy overload. They feel everyone’s emotions at once or just feel one emotion too strongly. our ego is subject to grow and therefore once again give us the wrong impressions of who were are and how much we matter. Visualize his or her name or if you can. use the grounding technique to send out any unwanted emotions. and tastes good. stay calm and try to get out and alone. not to think about it.” or “wow. into meanings that represent words. This way you can pick on any hidden emotions or the emotions of a crowd. Clear your mind of feelings and thoughts. To get rid of the emotions. Try to get some rest afterwards. Open and reach out with the Force. those emotions belong to the other person. Pick the person you wish to know the feelings of. Meditate and ground the emotions away. shiny. emotional crowds. a Jedi must be able to pick up these feelings through the Force. If you find yourself getting overloaded. The surface layer consists of the thoughts that are the most on one’s mind. visualize his/her face. Telepathy is the thoughts translated by your mind. red. a Jedi should learn the basics of telepathy. Feeling Emotions Now that a Jedi is aware of what emotions can do. As Force users we can feel this and use the Force to accomplish seemingly miracles. A Jedi who has too much pride will distance them from the Force. . Having emotions will make it hard to tell the difference between yours and someone else’s. For most Jedi. one must understand how the mind works to a degree. Some Force users are naturally and specially aware to other living being emotions and can end up feeling too many.. without any meaningful sub thoughts to filter. To understand telepathy. Telepathy Along with empathy. If you are having trouble. One is the fact that it is round. This word has a concept that means food and may be near us. The best way to keep this from happening is to avoid large. The other is the word “apple”. The first layer is called by some as the surface layer. Also beware of what the Force can do to the ego of any Force User..he’s cute!” are considered surface thoughts. when you see an apple there are two ways of thinking about it. When this thought is sent through the Force the receiver should pick up the suggestion of a red apple. For example. or should you have to be around them. The Force is powerful and always there. extend your awareness and sense the person or animal.
To receive you will need to relax. This can be done on or offline with skill being the limiting factor. clear. When you have reached the back of the brain you have now found our most basic and primitive thoughts. telepathy. Some people may be able to pick up the thought or feeling being sent. and open your mind up. This is very important to Jedi because it is the bond that they share between one another. This does not mean you will know every little detail about them. This link is useful during anything that needs coordination. If online. You will find them in babies having mostly primary thoughts because babies have not developed enough to form complex thoughts. Envision the color red and possibly. and sensing. I will use the game of colors.The other layers do not have a name as far as I know because they are highly confusing and unique to everyone. but you will get a much better idea of what they are like. being sent to the receiver. Through this bond two or more Jedi can telepathically and empathically communicate. The people must receive them and understand what is being sent. For more advanced players you can try to sense the brain activity and sense the thought being received. Be attentive to any color that may suddenly pop into your head. Never base your actions towards a person based on what you pick up from a scan. for that is the unconscious part of you listening to the Force. These basic thoughts are instinctual and are closely related to strong primal feelings. Picture this representation of red and feeling that comes from the color. anything you associate with the color red. This is a natural defense that the human mind has set up. The deeper you go into the mind. As two Jedi grow together in friendship. the more complex the thoughts get. If this is the case. Image this person to be only a small distance away from you. Each thought will have more sub thoughts to go along with it and more emotions surrounding that thought. You will want to aim the thought to their head. Gather the Force around you and reach out with your Force sense to the other person. all at once. Look at the people you are sending the color to. go back and . They consist of a shape or an idea being sent to one or more people. Scanning The best way to describe scanning is like assertively doing empathy. Scanning a person means you are looking at their character and their personality. the more heavily shielded the thoughts will be. Always go with your gut feeling. Sending and Receiving Telepathy is done by sending and receiving thoughts. If you are having trouble scanning. it might be because one of those three skills is not strong enough. For an example. It will take time and a lot of practice. Open yourself up to the Force. the link grows. To send you need to pick a color. This is not easily done. Linking Linking is when two minds use the Force to connect to each other. Attach this thought of red with your gathered Force and send this thought of red to that person. let’s say you picked red. Keep sending the thought until the person has told you they got it. Also the deeper you go. look at their screen name. If you receive nothing you may want to run through the colors in your head and look for the one that feels right.
practice them. depending on my mood. You can heal headaches.” It is well known that with the Force you can see into in the future. maybe a bit energetic or excitable. Foreseeing “Through the Force. They are generally very striking and cause a strong emotional reaction. None of these forms should be trust. It was just a strong feeling. you're usual fairly calm.. Feelings come in a suggestion that comes quickly. often called precognitions. the future. though once upset or anger you tend to go pretty far. but heal at a distance. If for some reason I do not get anything I will ask if you have a shield. but not truly popular. As for myself. but sort of feel the need to bond. Many people felt.you are a tolerable guy. though a bit wary of people. the buildings on fire. though not too much like doing damage angry. You could call this indirect healing. These feelings are the most trustworthy. dreamed. and saw in their mind the planes crashing. visions. cold and a lot of other illnesses. keeping you out. I reach out and touch the person I am scanning. note that it is not uncommon to have the same emotions as the other person. Forms Dreams.somewhat friendly. I do not tell them to relax because then I know what they are feeling beforehand. You are liked by others. old friends long gone. at least on the outside. How do you know it was not just a dream? Visions tend to come to people rarely and never last long. It is often seen as a curse. An example of this would be 9-11. I look for first impressions because they are usually the strongest. Here is an example of what to look for when scanning: “Hmm. It could also be that the person you are scanning has set up mental shields. I relax and get rid of any emotions and thoughts. you put a distance around others. but there are people that tend to see the future in three different ways. Usually these feelings are things like knowing what a person will do it right before they do it. You scan a person’s mind and body for damage or pain. But one must be careful about these things.. Other places.” Scanning can be used for healing when talking to someone on the phone or on the internet. I always tell the person to sit back and be themselves. I do this because I do not want to confuse myself with what are my feelings and thoughts and what are the feeling and thoughts of the other person. It was not dreamed. There is no one way to see into the future. .. Also. things you will see. the past. Dreaming is the least certain of the three.. or the people dying. This is a dangerous and unreliable ability that only a few people have. nor in a vision. I will either look at their name on the screen or close my eyes. Jedi should learn to trust this sudden knowledge when in a fight. for people see the appalling roads of the future. and feelings are all part of precognition. You can then tell them what is wrong. Indirect healing is when you're not standing in front of a person.
So you decide for the calm. The person could laugh. A Jedi needs to think about the more likely paths that the future could take and decide if this is going to be a good idea. screaming and begging. Effects The future has countless paths and is always in motion. Long term is anything foreseen that will happen. You are faced with how to tell him. You wait until lunch to tell him. question. Dreaming and visions are the two most common forms long term takes. the Jedi needs to prepare themselves . listen with rapt attention. Some talented Jedi have the ability to see/feel/dream or just know the future by nature. no big deal voice in the hopes of not scaring the living daylight of out of him. wondering what on earth is your problem. slow tone? Or maybe you should say it in a non serious. but just not yet. Let’s say you were in math class with the teacher talking about something boring and confusing and you are not really listening. This type of precognition usually is serious and dire. When your friend calms you down. Those who can see the future must make the decision whether to tell people about the future or not. It can really scare people. A Jedi should think about how this person might react. You have decided to tell your friend. but this is just an example. Should a Jedi get the idea that the person they are telling might take this the wrong way. Usually feelings of the future come under short term. or suggest to you to see a doctor. so let’s go back to the math class. He could react in one of those ways or several of them. and generally going nuts at your friend. If you are wrong you will never live it down. in less than twenty four hours. The two categories are long and short term. to the science class room. is looking at you weirdly. but what you wish to happen. or does happen in more than a day. It is advised that you do not tell people about death. A Jedi should also be careful about sharing your experiences. Short term is anything that is foreseen. Be careful who you tell about your dreams and visions. but daydreaming about something. the whole school will be making fun of you for weeks. get angry. It can change with the slightest action. repeating a million times that everything will be ok. in any method.The reason why a Jedi should be wary of foreseeing the future is because sometimes it is not the future you see. ignore. Should you tell him in a quick and serious tone? Should you tell him in a calm. So you need to think about what you are doing and what it can do if you tell or not tell. Your first reaction would probably be to run out of the class room. True. Suddenly you have this vision of your best friend is going to attempt to cross a road and get hit by a speeding truck. No Jedi can see everything. along with the rest of school. You friend. There is another way to classify the different types of foreseeing the future. Ok. leave. down the stairs. You can think you foresaw something. the chances of this happening in real life are low indeed. The truth is that the best of the Force users only can see a few paths out of millions. but in reality it's what you want to happen. serious tone to tell him of his fate. and of course what you say may do nothing at all. You may have the power to change the future in a huge way just by a few words.
like anger often makes the Force user much clumsier and without fine control. but you can guess a few like as showed you. yet to be mentioned in detail and that is the dark side. Morals are the teachings of right and wrong. When a Force user uses their abilities to harm or threaten another being. There is no safe. the guilt. and eventually forgets all about it. He listens to you with total belief and avoids crossing the road to live a happy and long life. The dark side is simply the negative emotions within someone. It is also our duty to use know when. There are literally a thousand ways your friend could cross or not cross that road. It is a common mistake for people to think and view the dark side as a living. the depression. There are many aspects of the living Force and what a Jedi can do with it. So it is highly advised that Jedi do not go to the sith sites and start stirring up feelings. not fear and distrust. right answer. to kill. by the star war movies have been taught to hate and fight the sith. The Force tends to magnify the dark emotions and actions. to take control or them. Ethnics are the rules of conduct. Conduct All Jedi should be well aware of morals and ethnics when using the Force. For another example let's pick an outcome that is a bit better. A day later he crosses that road and dies. why. You simply can not predict all of them. The anger. the pain and how each one of these emotions is used is all part of the dark side. The dark side. these very important concepts to understand when it comes to using Force. thinking creature.for it. but that is really not the Jedi way. A more notable threat would be the Force users that naturally and sometimes unconscious drain energy . People grow weary of anyone with any unusual skill that could cause harm. the Force users causes the person to fear them. We can do this with the help of the Force. For the Jedi. A Jedi is suppose to bring peace and order into the world. the fear. but you need to consider this carefully. Should Jedi start using their abilities in a way that the public disagrees with. or corner and bully. A Jedi never goes looking for a fight. and how to use the Force correctly. it can start a bad reputation. I am not saying you should not tell him. There is one very important facet of the Force. even to fight the dark side. Some of the wrong reasons are using the Force to harm someone. giving the person more physical and mental strength. As you can see the Living Force is very important to a Jedi’s life. We. nor anyone can decide for you. Another possibility is he gets angry. To tell or not to tell is only a question you can answer. As Jedi is it our duty to protect the innocent and helpless around us. Having a bad reputation makes the Jedi’s job much more difficult when trying to protect or help people. breathing. It is said that one should know one’s enemies and the opposite of the Jedi are the Sith. leaves you to sit somewhere else. When a Jedi uses the Force for the wrong reasons they are letting the dark side command their actions. Neither I.
Well as the title states. a Jedi should treat everyone with respect and in many cases. Always be aware not everyone wants your help or wants you to read their thoughts and emotions. Always know what you are feelings and why you feel this way. Look at this more as a method of realization and a philosophy then a religion in the western sense. Do not make the mistake thinking no one will notice. The Eightfold Path is as follows. a Jedi should be aware of it and should get away from the room that is happening in. With that said I'd like to explain what the path is and how it applies to Jediism. First please understand that in Buddhism. First off learn about the Force and what you can do with it. "Right Understanding" "Right Mindedness" "Right Speech" . May the Force be with you. Learn how to use it and how it works. there is no central god so you can continue your own private worship. This way.from other Force Users. some do it to purposely weaken someone. There are a few things a Jedi can do to keep from going to the dark side and harming others. In this post I'm going to show you how adopting the eight fold path can greatly improve your walk in Jediism. go back to the golden rule: treats others the way you wish to be treated. you will be mentally stable and in shape to help others. If a Jedi wishes for respect. A simple glazed look or eyes closed will bring attention to a Jedi. Either way. Some people may not be trained. respect will be given back. By being calm. Nothing presented here will conflict with your religious views and you will find upon contemplation that there are many similarities within most of the major religious teachings. but they will notice the Force if used on them. The Noble Eightfold Path and it's application to Jediism. I'd like to introduce you all (or in some cases re introduce) to what we call in Buddhism the "Eightfold Path" This is the 8 steps of practical realization in Buddhism that lead to Enlightenment. Some of them do this to gain more energy. you can control your abilities. Learn your emotions. So when in doubt to use your powers. Hello all.
their all yours. feel. We are all to one degree or another affected by these pre judgments. but once you put forth words. RIGHT UNDERSTANDING. Students of Buddhism are taught to reflect on the power of their words and what effect those words will have on another human being. good or bad. Your thoughts you can guard and keep to yourself. taste. before they speak. These preconceptions of the world around us directly influence our reaction to life events. Right Mindedness Right mindedness refers to right thinking. The first step to eliminating preconception is to be aware that you have a preconception in the first place. This is ones personal attitude. and think. all of it is clouded with our own experience and former judgments weather we’re aware of it or not. Right mindedness asks us to be aware of our thoughts and be mindful of what they are and from where they come. . Everything we look at. Developing right understanding is learning and cultivating the ability to view all things just as they are. let's take a closer look. Right Speech This one needs little explanation. without our emotional bias or any preconceived notions. along with any consequences they incur. it’s the ability to view things as they really are. What is right understanding? Simply put. just as they appear to the naked eye."Right Action" "Right Livelihood" "Right Effort" "Right Attentiveness" "Right Concentration" Now that we know the eight steps.
all given different talents. You see with even the most honest effort. Right Livelihood Buddhism teaches us to be aware of our nature and work with it. Beware of the entanglement of laziness and pride as this will ultimately slow or stop your progress in it’s tracks. and ultimately harm ourselves is also right action. so does what we do. On the other hand. We are all predisposed to do certain things in life. To refrain from any action that may harm another. When embarking on a spiritual path we must be diligent in following and doing the practices that will lead us to a further spiritual awakening and ultimately lead to our enlightenment. Right Effort As I’ve stated in many posts. you will not achieve your goals without an aptitude for critical thinking. If you do not learn the ability to .Right Action Just as what we say has power. and practice by it’s nature requires effort. practice is the core of any religious path. Right effort should always be encouraged and nourished in ourselves and in others Right Attentiveness Right attentiveness requires some explanation. Good or “right” action has a good effect and will bring good to all involved. It’s really simple. provided it not harm others. bad or “wrong” action will have the opposite effect. Even the most diligent practice. Keep in mind that what may be appropriate for one person may not for another. you will find peace in what you do. Knowing what your best at requires self awareness and commitment to reflection. Students of Buddhism our taught to reflect on their actions and the possible effect they may have on others. If you follow what your best at ad love.
in this sense. _________________ "As a person acts. Your capacity for self-awareness should be cultivated with earnest. It Is the river in which the water of Jediism flows. to the ultimate reality and he truth within us all. By applying the eight fold path to our walk in Jediism we not only learn to internalize the teachings. these things are of great value regardless of the spiritual path you follow. but without application they mean nothing. the meditator. become one. every time. As with any valid spiritual path. So as you can see. “Concentration. Right attentiveness helps us to free ourselves from negative desires and attachments and the self destructive impulses they can create in our lives. In regards to Jediism within this path lies adherence and application of all of the teachings. Then how can you be free from it. and the object of meditation. so he becomes in life. Right Concentration For this I give you the words of Nicola Dixon. but also uphold the tenants of the path for all Jedi. it’s in it’s application that it’s value is realized.look within yourself and see the confusion within." . the act of meditation. is the clam but intense focus that students apply in spiritual Practice so they may penetrate through illusion to pure awareness. Once you learn to see these snares and pitfalls you should then work towards distance yourself from them until their sway is removed from your life.” When applied correctly. We can learn all of the holy words from all of the worlds holy texts. Through right concentration we learn to deepen our focus over time with in turn allows us to come closer. you. Self awareness gives us the ability to discern the negative influences in our lives and in ourselves that will pull us from our path.
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