Ever Heard the Whole “Sodom” Story?

Raised and educated in Catholic churches and schools, my memory recollects the focus of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as the cities God annihilated because of sexual perversions.

Yet, since reading the Bible myself, I discovered the whole “Sodom” story in Ezekiel 16: 49. To respect copyright law, I’ll paraphrase. Basically because Sodom citizens were prosperous they ate what they wanted, did what they wanted, which included doing nothing or only leisure activities for their own pleasure … plus they did nothing to help the less fortunate either which angered God enough to destroy them all.

As a returning Christian believer, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn God’s teachings uncensored or sullied by interpretations, some with good intentions, but many others to create their own following in order to reap the benefits themselves.

Regardless of my own spiritual beliefs though, from a logical, practical, scientific perspective of cause and effect or a general metaphysical belief of karma or what goes around comes around, the same message is clear … self-centeredness and overindulgence with food and activities for our own satisfaction only, will manifest our own demise, individually and collectively … either through God’s direct hand or through the more subtle methods of social, economic, and environmental disasters and collapses.

This is not the world I want to live in and die in, want for my loved ones, or anybody … and probably not the one you truly want either … for yourself and your next generations.

Self assessment is a good thing, as is growing into wisdom from the knowledge gained directly or from others. It also demonstrates a higher than lower Respect Level.

And it is more rewarding than you may think it would be … Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.

March 16, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … The Respect Specialist, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Creative, and Writer. The social business venture creates, publishes, and produces books, products, and services to free potential based on the concept and global initiative “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.”

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“Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” … SCIENTIFIC “and” SPIRITUAL

Created first by logic and practicality, and enriched by an altruistic ideology, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, I am also increasingly discovering with my Biblical studies how often respect is mentioned in The BIBLE … and how much respect is often described as a precursor to love, which interestingly enough is also noted with my collection of poems, “Respect … The Way Back into Love.”

Check out the following I copied and shared from my daily email from Joel Osteen because of his words about the Biblical need for “respect” and the benefits we reap … as husbands, wives, and in general.

“Unhindered Prayers”

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“…Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”
(1 Peter 3:7, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Did you know that the way you treat people has an impact on the effectiveness of your prayers? The Bible says that the prayer of the righteous person is powerful. But if we aren’t treating others with honor, kindness and respect, then we aren’t allowing His righteousness to operate in us. When we don’t treat others the way we should, it closes the door to God’s power and hinders our prayers.

This is especially true in a marriage relationship. Marriage isn’t just an agreement between two people to live life together. Marriage is a God-ordained institution that helps us understand love and unity. When two people are married, they become one physically, spiritually and emotionally. This particular passage is directed toward husbands, but it applies to all believers as well. We should all treat others “with understanding,” which means considering the needs of others above our own. We should always aim to treat others with kindness, dignity, and respect and quickly choose forgiveness. The Bible says that the way we treat others is the way we treat God. So choose love and treat others with respect so that your prayers will not be hindered!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, teach me to live in Your ways. Help me to always treat others with love and respect, which shows that I honor You. Show me how to be a blessing to others so that my prayers will be effective in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen
April 2015

April 22, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

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Entry for Christians … and Once Upon a Time Christians

Some followers of Christ may consider Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE not valid because it does not refer or quote The Bible directly … and that is intentional, but that does not mean the work was not inspired by God.

Personally, I was raised and schooled with the Catholic tradition, but a number of experiences, (you will be able to read the fiction book, DARK HORSES, inspired by true events in 2015), caused me to reject Catholicism and ultimately God. For years, I searched for something to believe in and for a while I did not even bother to try … just tried to stay alive on my own.

But twenty years ago, during an extremely tumultuous time in my life, I turned to God and said, “If you truly exist, then give me a reason for all I experienced and a purpose; otherwise take me home.” That night, the birth of what I now call Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE was placed in my heart.

But, it took me twenty years to come back to truly believing in God, which I now do wholeheartedly, because in reading an amplified Bible I discovered the words that support the Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE idea that He directed me to write.

However, the work was written for the “religion” of today … intellectualism … founded on the principles of philosophy and science … logical and practical … yet with the added component of compassion to reach non-Christians and to reach people such as myself who turned away from believing in God or even grew to hate him because of what Christians, in their own ignorance of God’s teachings because of what was erroneously taught them or through their own afflictions, hurt us to the point our faith was shattered … hence the many empty traditional churches and lost, scared, and lonely people.

For me, all that led to the development and authorship of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE is what helped me to heal … at first, intellectually and eventually spiritually. Bringing people back to what is good in them and in our world is my purpose … what was placed in my heart. It may not fit into what many Christians consider God’s word or work, but if they really know God personally, they know he uses all kinds of people and all kinds of ways to teach and heal. And, in fact, he likes to use the unexpected, the perceived least likely or least worthy … in order to confound those who think … who judge themselves as above others … more spiritual or more of a Christian … but ironically, there is truly only one kind … a believer.

Once my Respect Level rose high enough, I was empowered to examine my beliefs and to change those that were limiting, negative, and harmful to my existence … and opened the door to see the spiritual side of me … of life … and God.

Both books, The Bible and Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, are intertwined and once you have read both you will know the latter came from the former … just presented in a different way to reach those whose religion is the popular intellectualism so their hearts and minds will be opened to the possibility there is much more to life than what we see … thank God!

A few thoughts for the day … God is not a respecter of persons … because he “values” everyone equally and God’s primary command of Christians is to love one another … and while we are learning to do so, he is asking us to at least … value (not like, agree with, or approve of) … respect … others on our journey back into love.

September 26, 2014

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier
The RESPECT SPECIALIST

Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE author and altruistic entrepreneur … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED. ©

Balance and a higher Respect Level results …

Balance and a higher Respect Level, for ourselves and other life, results from using our left, practical, scientific-driven brain and our right, creative, philosophical-driven brain … and our heart … all at the same time.

July 21, 2014

KAT (Kaitlin Ann Trepanier)

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Karma, Reaping What We Sow or Lifetime Prisoners to Disrespect Philosophy Thinking?

What if what is accepted as karma … getting back what you gave … reaping what you sow … really is a fallacy based on the Disrespect Philosophy, the premise no one or nothing is valuable unless some one or some group says so?

Not that I am suggesting karma or reaping what you sow does not happen … spiritually and scientifically, both are proven by research and personal experience, my own included.

What I am asking us all to reconsider is the long-term effect of believing as we do instead of recognizing that living in a world driven by the unconscious belief, the Disrespect Philosophy, we may experience karma or reaping what we sow … repeatedly, because when we don’t change our negative belief about the karma or what we reaped as only an effect … a temporary one … we become prisoners of such thinking and will continue to experience over and over and over the same karma … the same reaping … which will reinforce our negative thinking and the negative thinking and judgment of others about us … thereby constantly reinforcing the Disrespect Philosophy that keeps individuals, families, communities, cultures and nations, including our global nation, prisoners of a core belief that has imprisoned us, as history shows, for centuries.

Breaking free results from becoming aware of what one’s core beliefs are … as reflected by the results we generate … and then doing our work to change our thinking to generate new results by new actions … breaking the karmic and harvesting cycle of what we once sowed to reap the benefits of our new seeds.

The majority of us are driven by what has been driving humanity since the beginning of time whether you look at it from a spiritual perspective or from a rationale, intellectual, scientific perspective. The Bible calls Satan the deceiver … one who lies about who people are as children of God. The deceiver from a scientific, intellectual rationale perspective I call the Disrespect Philosophy, which as humankind’s history and presence show, we are to treat no one with respect unless we or someone else has decided such a person or group is worthy of being respected … valued.

The opposite, empowering, compassionate as well as logical and practical rationale is the Respect Philosophy, which I renamed as The RESPECT PRINCIPLE simply because a principle means a foundational or core belief. Recognizing the results we and the world generate based on our global unconscious belief is the first step. Raising one’s personal RESPECT LEVEL is the next step because when our own RESPECT LEVEL rises, as I have experienced firsthand, so do results we then generate, reflect our reaping new growth, breaking free of the karma from the negative thinking that has shaped our lives.

We all fall down because we all make mistakes … that is if we are living, taking chances and risks to keep learning and growing … which means sometimes we fall or fail. The Disrespect Philosophy or Satan, whatever your belief, will do their best to keep you down and imprisoned till what’s left of your life is but a shadow of what we can become … and I believe with all my heart that most of us are so much more than what we have come to believe … regardless of the how and why.

Today, I say to you … you are so much more. I know this because I have been a prisoner of a low RESPECT LEVEL for most of my life … valuing other people more than myself, putting their needs first … but I firmly believe we are all valuable in our own unique ways and that when we discover what those ways are, we create the best life for our self and therefore have our best self to share with the world … and that together, there is nothing that will stop us from finally breaking free so we can create a better world … the likes of which has not yet been seen in humanity’s time.

So, what is holding you prisoner? Or are you one of the fortunate few already free?

Regardless, bravo to you, for making the changes you need to be who you are destined to be!

February 15, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

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