Re: Crimson Circle?
Date: March 03, 2010 04:08AM
One thing I find distressing about the claims against the CC is that one's involvement is strictly personal choice. Involvement with the personal interest courses offered, etc. is, as I mentioned, a personal choice. I've dropped in their website and webcasts frequently over the years; most of the channelling is provided at no cost, though members have the option of donating - if they wish to do so - to help with costs associated with providing the free materials. I don't see anyone twisting anyone's arm to donate, or to read these free channels, especially when it comes to travelling abroad to attend personal study workshops with them. A lot of the material that is covered in these trips abroad is available on CD (for the too poor to travel, who have a personal interest in a given subject - again, a choice). People have historically interpreted things in many ways. Each interpretation is subjective, and (yes, to state the obvious again) each has a *choice* on whether the material is suitable for them. As a side, I have noticed that a common theme presented in many of the channellings is that the one being channelled has vehemently stated not to look to them for your personal answers or solutions, to ask yourself for the answers, and not to place their 'reality' over your own. In fact, I have found a tremendous amount of focus being placed on taking personal responsibility for the way one's life is, the choices one makes, and listening to one's inner truth as a guiding force in one's life. Pretty harmless stuff.
Supposedly, "The Catcher in the Rye" was inspiration for a man to shoot John Lennon. Who is responsible? The man who took a book and then decided to shoot John Lennon, or J.D. Salinger.....or the main character Holden Caulfield??
Alcoholics need help for their personal choices, not the fact that the substance exists. Most people make the choice to use it responsibly.
I am sorry that some people's partners are choosing things that do not sit well with their partners who are left behind. But the responsibility lies on the one making the choice, not an organization that provides free material as the vast majority of their offering. Is a partner who cheats on their spouse not responsible for making a choice? Are shopaholics free of blame for making a choice to spend more money than they have, because merchants and paper money that are rightfully to blame?? It thoroughly irritates me to no end to see people making bad choices because they choose to go off the deep end with something, and end up blaming the thing they chose to engage in. I have watched this group for over 5 years, and not once have I emptied my bank account, gone off the deep end, or engaged in outrageous indulgent behaviour. From what I have known, these are honest and decent people, and they have provided free and optional materials. That is all.