Transfigurational Attitudes on the Individual Level
By: Michael Wayne Lewis
1. Forgiveness: I and the God I believe in will cease to feel angry towards myself and others. I will give up the desire to punish and damn myself and others on the part of my God and myself. I will not interact with myself and others from an ‘eye for an eye’ perspective. I will interact with myself and others from a ‘love myself and others as I love myself and loved ones’ perspective.
2. Compassion: I and the God I believe in will have deep sympathy for myself and my fellow life forms with a desire to help myself and others regardless of how I or they treat myself and my loved ones. Sympathetic understanding can best be cultivated through belief in identity interpenetration i.e. ‘anyoneness’ and eternal before and after life.
3. Mercy: I and the God I believe in will refrain from harming, damning, and punishing anyone who offends us or commits misdeeds against my God and myself. We will be kind towards our ‘enemies’—though we have no real enemies—no us and them—only us. We are all members of the same global family.
4. Love: I and the God I believe in will have devoted affection and benevolence for each person, all of humanity, for all life forms and species of life on all planets. This love is based on unconditional acceptance of oneself (50) and others (54) [Dr. Albert Ellis]1, unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, [developed by myself] and unconditional positive regard (62) [Carl R. Rogers]2 of every life form on every planet.
5. Faith: I will trust and rely on the forgiveness, compassion, mercy and love of my personal God, myself, and my fellow humans. And in universal transfiguration in the form of eternal before and after life [this can also include the other immortality experiences: 1) eternal return/transfinity where ones life has does and will occur an infinite number of times the same way; 2) reincarnation/transmigration where anyone is anyone or each of us is each of us; and each of us is everyone at once; 3) meditation/transcendence where one is a breath, a mantra, neither this nor that; and 4) omniscience where all these perspectives are complimentary and interdependent truth orientations , and where everyone will experience everything there is to experience from their own unique perspective ]. No ultimate existential harm of myself and my loved ones will occur.
6. Golden Rule: I will treat others as I would prefer that they treat me [not as they treat me] unto personal nonviolent sacrifice in order to teach and manifest personal nonviolence now on our planet.
7. It is better to transform for a nonviolent cause than a violent one.
8. It is better to transform at the hands of another than to cause another to transform, as based on the forms of immortality.
9. It is better to endure suffering than to cause it.
10. I will love all others as I love my self and my loved ones.
1. Ellis, Dr. Albert. How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable. Atascadero,California: Impact Publishers, Inc. 1984.
2. Rogers, Carl R. On Becoming a Person. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1961.