I am studying to learn how to best give Godly counsel/teach by helping schools, students, families, teachers/tutors, anyone who feels weak and weary with a Neurodiversity by using literacy to become closer to God by having Him look upon their heart!
Oh yes- I believe people in anger nature tend to stay in fight, flight. Can be taught when it no longer works for them and needs to have an understanding of themselves and “the light”. Likewise, those with shame nature tend to stay in freeze and need help, guidance, and understanding of “life”; as well, those in flee which is both anger and shame need counsel for it’s the deepest and hardest to regulate and connect need both “light and life”.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event: accident, rape, or [learning with trauma]. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships, and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.
From my childhood, I had heard so many negative comments that I felt like I couldn’t do anything right, I was stupid, and “nobody liked me”. As you can imagine, growing up with a learning disability, this became my inner thoughts and I believed them. Until mid-adult years, I discovered the veil of being imperfect was ego’s [prides] illusion—– I thought Jesus was already in my heart; yet, looking back, I had simply not surrendered and let Him completely into my mind, which means gaining “God’s Spirit”. God, in His Will, uncovered the TRUTH: IT ALL HAD TO HAPPEN. I had to look into my problems and emotions, then unto some issues and sin of my childhood and beyond. Similarly, this brought myself in unity, we uncovered the darkness to become blameless, pure, and discernment of meekness and justice.
The Problem: We are seeing children/adults digress with gulf-sized disconnect and low self-esteem. Each child/adult is multidimensional and ALL our systems and senses need to function equalized, activated, and balanced for learning to take place. The triune brain which is the neomammalian complex (RAS- aka neocortex), midbrain (pons- aka limbic system), and forebrain (thymus aka reptilian) is working on a downward function, which makes learning and thinking chaotic in the mind. People are using their mental and emotional bodies to learn, not their etherical body (etheric).
…What is neurodiversity
People with dyslexia and other forms of neurodiversity have sound and language processing problems. They will struggle to connect letters to sounds and, mainly difficulties identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words; as well, those with visual processing difficulties struggle to understand visual information such as letters, shapes, or objects and problems processing the graphic symbols (mainly, problems with convergence). Other difficulties related to the absorption and processing of sounds [sounds especially can be omitted from words by the student], students with dyslexia most commonly omit letter sounds, words, phrases in the middle position, then the end, and least commonly the beginning. When they omit, they might do sound confusions such as repetition(s), substitution(s), addition(s) or delete altogether, on the other hand; transversal(s) and reversal(s) are more common in students with a visual processing difficulties. P.S. I suggest -have them remember: if it doesn’t look or sound right reread or rewrite till your “brain feels better” [trust your brain-you are smart, you can do it, and you are love]. Ask me how I can help you by tutoring, coaching, consulting and/or training
What is neurodivergency…
I consult to help others discover their own/someone else’s learning uniquenesses, interest, and how to use their gifts and strengths. Those with a neurodifference usually have a neurodivergency; meaning, they often have intuitive and insightful, well-developed social awareness and emotions while possessing a lexicon of words to help with the synonymous “why’s of dyslexia”. They also have deep and holistic, list-form type thinking including: problem-solving and building/constructing abilities, competitive drive, computer skills, and gaming strategies. They seek their own endeavors of creative, imaginative, visual, artistic, and visionary skills while taking on inventing and innovating pursuits. I can also tell you that they may excel at thinking of “outside the box” solutions, seeing a problem from many sides, and patterns/spatial relationships along with the ability to think in 3 dimensions-using our strong evaluation skills and imagination (capable of observing patterns of: color, shape, size, dimension, rhythm, meter, tone, and chant). They have an innate ability for caring for people, animals, and nature [Note: sometimes due to circumstances they go against their own nature in this respect]. Lastly, I prepare students with unique learning and neurodifferences to connect to the world with enrichment classes through my program MY ELBERT.
…What is neruopedagogy
My current practice is a holistic, alternative approach to being and aims to learn how to stimulate new zones of the brain, and increase self-directed neuroplasticity, and create connections (neuropathways) for learning to be successful. Furthermore, it is targeted at naturally stimulating the brains of all types of learners, not only those with students who have learning differences. You need to know that my neuropedagogy is based on the following: my own inductive reasoning, logic of evaluation, outside-of-the box, type problem-solving skills, detective sense contributed to my own gift of neurodivergency, gift of knowledge, and wisdom (discernment), countless hours of student observations (Montessori), (w)holism, neuroscientific, neuropsychology, educational research (Orton-Gillingham and “Science of Reading”), and spiritual/religious studies (Nouthetic Counseling) along with my perpetual care for the “whole person”. We can identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem, and connection (unity) with God; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health and wellness
My neuropedagogy also includes a theory called “prudential personalism”. The theory is called “personalism” because the goal or purpose is the flourishing of the human person; since the human person is clearly one thing or set of things and one set of needs rather than another, it provides an objective norm that rescues it from total subjectivism. The fact that personalism has a supernatural dimension is the reason why excellent spiritual care is essential, and why we are not obliged to use every means possible to preserve physical life. We are created to “know, love and serve God in this world, and to be happy with Him in the next.”* The theory is “prudential” because, unlike a deontological system, it maximizes human freedom and creativity (wisely real), allowing diverse paths to the same goal or purpose, depending on circumstances. Because they focus on obedience and conformity of the will; unlike, deontological ethics which often results in an impoverished view of the human person, one in which the person lacks autonomy and self-determination and has but a limited ability to integrate grace in the form of perduring moral qualities, or virtues. Note: [In regards to education], prudential personalism is based on a solid and evolving understanding of the human person, and it draws on the full range of human decision-making capacity. Where autonomy, attunement and adaptability are a must for others to flurish; As well, celebrating a life of prayer, study, and constant striving to be open to the spirit of Christ. This Christocentric principle advocates that we interpret all scripture in the light of the full and final revelation of God in Christ. Since Jesus Christ was God incarnate, the nature, will, and purposes of God most clearly seen through his words and works truth. The nature of God as revealed in the words and works of the Lord Jesus Christ is a lens for interpreting God’s word and discerning his will. Sister Jean deBlois Health Progress 2007, 88 (2): 14-9. [Retreieved from https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/march-april-2007/what-is-prudential-personalism-why-does-it-matter-; https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwif48zX_N_4AhVMJ0QIHYQACTUQFnoECBAQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsats.ac.za%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F02%2FSmith-The-Christocentric-Principle-Promise-Pitfalls-and-Proposal_0.pdf&usg=AOvVaw0XrzJoa9vrDdVfb3dSadik].
* The Ashley-O’Rourke theory† (and Catholic ethics in general) are firmly rooted in teleology.
The weary need discernment upon their ego state…
Psyche would be the ego conditioned individual’ “mind‘ wherein knowing “their being”; meaning what one is as a person and why here on earth through ontological training from family, culture, religion, education etc. which that” …is an ego states- they are an adaptation to various life circumstances, rather than innate states of being. Sometimes a person becomes stuck in an ego state, or finds that an ego state is no longer beneficial. A child abuse victim, for example, might get stuck in the role of frightened child.
What is discernment?
Definition of discernment. 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure [such as “one’s life purpose”, “reason for being”, ‘threatening life circumstances’]; as well, a skill in discerning. 2 : an act of perceiving or discerning something. Note: Through Saving Faith Receive Discernment which includes discipline training; Saving Faith is the knowledge of, trust in, and commitment to Jesus Christ that is required for salvation:
To know wisdom and disciplined training;
to understand words of discernment;
To receive disciplined training in prudence,
right living, judgment and uprightness.
Arms, D. R., ed. (2019). The Christian Counselor’s New Testament and Proverbs (J. E. Adams, Trans.; Fourth Revised Edition, Pr 1:2–3). Institute for Nouthetic Studies.
Discernment is best understood as a “habit of mind and practice” to better understand what our health care mission requires of us in response to the particular challenges and opportunities that emerge in the course of organizational life. Discernment can enhance a decision-making lens, tool or process by constantly inviting those who discern into a deeper, broader and more reflective relationship to the evidence gathered, the people engaged in the process and the good that is imagined. [Retrieved from https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/archives/issues/summer-2022/why-a-habit-of-discernment-is-crucial-for-catholic-health-care]
SEE GRAPH BELOW CALLED GOD’S PERCEPTION
*ARAS (thalamus) -including: Thymus, Pons, RAS (HPA & ACC)/GUT…DESPAIR of having anger and shame (worry, idolatry & fear, sloth of the SUPEREGO) Woe To Discernment of Meekness & Justice instead understand His Will and fear of the Lord (awe-filled reverence and profound respect). Note: [“…with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service, living as becomes you] with complete lowliness [in heart and mind]: idolatry of the heart, needs justice (kindness,unselfishness, gentleness, mildness) and sloth of the mind, needs meekness (patience, compassion, goodness), both need discernment of love (righteousness, humility, knowledge, wisdom) through bearing with one another and making allowances because you love and understand one another. Ephesians 4:2 AMPC Note: SHAME IS THE OPPOSITE– ASUNETOS (Strong’s #801 — Adjective — asunetos — as-oon’-ay-tos) “without understanding or discernment” (a, negative, sunetos, “intelligent, understanding”), is translated without understanding” in Matthew 15:16 : Mark 7:18; Romans 1:31; 10:19 , RV, “void of understanding” (AV, “foolish”); in Romans 1:21 , RV, “senseless” (AV, “foolish”). synetós (an adjective, derived from 4920 /syníēmi, “to understand by synthesizing”) – properly, “personal” understanding that results from correlating facts (concepts), i.e. as understanding works in keeping with one’s own perspective properly, without comprehension; foolish because incoherent (failing to “put facts together “). See NOUS BELOW
What is discernment meekness? (Divine Love)
Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jer. 6:16.] Matthew 11:29 AMPC Lowliness of heart and mind are indispensable in our approach to our Heavenly Father and our hope of receiving revelation and sanctification. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3). AND [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come! Luke 17:1 AMPC Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 AMPC Note: Meeknessis an attribute of human nature and behavior that has been defined as an amalgam of righteousness, inner humility, and patience. Meekness is essentially an attitude or quality of heart whereby a person is willing to accept and submit without resistance to the will and desire of someone else. [Retrieved from https://www.regent.edu/journal/inner-resources-for-leaders/spiritual-meekness-a-virtue-for-christian-leaders/]. “…because from the squeezing of milk out come curds, from the squeezing of the nose out comes blood; so too from the squeezing of anger out comes strife. [Also see idolatry] Arms, D. R., ed. (2019). The Christian Counselor’s New Testament and Proverbs (J. E. Adams, Trans.; Fourth Revised Edition, Pr 30:33). Institute for Nouthetic Studies.
Basically: Discernment of Meekness- Gentleness
rids idolatry due to deceit (despair) and anger, acting in resentment
by releasing unto trust believing in the Love with trust
loving-kindness, complete joy (see Mercy)
What is discernment of justice? (Divine Honor)
Definition of discernment. 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is just, especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments The administration of law, especially the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity The quality of being just, impartial or fair, and when to seek forgiveness of others. The maintenance or administration of of His justice: “Jesus responded, not just by picking out two commandments at random. He cited one commandment that pertains directly to man in relationship with His God: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” He said, “This is the first and great commandment.” Mathew 22″34-40. Comes arrogance [Pride]—comes shame; but wisdom is with the humble. Arms, D. R., ed. (2019). The Christian Counselor’s New Testament and Proverbs (J. E. Adams, Trans.; Fourth Revised Edition, Pr 11:2). Institute for Nouthetic Studies.
Basically: Discernment of Justice- Greatness
rids sloth due to guilt (despair) and shame, acting in disrespect or deceit
by despising releasing unto believing in the Love of peace-loving (Faith)
• making restitution for wrongs committed (1 Chr 21:22–26)
• abasing oneself before the wronged party (Gen 33:3)
and works through love. Christians are not justified by such things, but nor are they justified without them. It is only faith that saves, not because faith is greater than love or any other virtue, but because faith unites believers with Christ, in whom and because of whom they are accepted. So faith alone justifies, but the faith that justifies is never alone, it never exists without love and good works. complete faithfulness (see Grace.)
Dr. Charles Stanley states, “It is simply [with meekness] dwelling in God’s s presence without any visual or verbal distractions. He encourages believers to just sit in a dark and quiet room with the Lord.” “Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.” “We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.” Charles Stanley, preacher of His Word- The Gospels. [Retrieved from https://quotestats.com/topic/charles-stanley-quotes/]. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (power-joy-pons), and with all thy soul (energy-bliss-thymus), and with all thy mind (power-joy-pons) and strength (body-delight-ras-gut). Mathew 22:37-39
I feel the best way to support those with Neurodevelopmental disorders or Neurodiversity especially in later onset…
I find the best support includes understanding the impact that a negative social environment, aka learning with trauma, has on those who have a neurodiversity, or as I prefer to say “neurodifferent”. My program, My Elbert, was developed to help those who feel weak and weary due to being neurodifferent including those working with them. Mainly, I help others to succeed and employ a positive attitude towards learning and learning environment. Instead of allowing shame and anger to overwhelm the learner, I focus on bringing in positive emotions and teaching methods for instance observing when they are needing calm delight. As well, help the learner with their learning difference and change their brain with self-directed neuroplasticity [flexibility] and atonement [adaptability]- The meaning of the word is simply at-one-ment, i.e., the state of being at one or being reconciled, so that atonement is reconciliation. Thus it is used to denote the effect which flows from the death of Christ. Easton, M. G. (1893). In Illustrated Bible Dictionary and Treasury of Biblical History, Biography, Geography, Doctrine, and Literature (p. 66). Harper & Brothers.
I support students (children-adults) with mixed: My Elbert enrichment along with literacy ntervention, and tutoring online classes. Specifically, my bible literacy classes/sessions stem from a hybrid of elements and methods from Montessori- life domains and development with observation, Nouthetic Counseling- theology, evangelism, behavioral sciences , and Orton-Gillingham methods- practice of reading in research as well scienece of reading . I developed this program due to my own experience and being labeled severely learning disabled as a young child. As well as, I would like to share I little about myself, I have a Neurodiversity in Auditory, Visual and Vestibular as well a Neurodivergency which had made me weak and weary over the span of my life instead of knowing my gifts and strength of my mind. Basically, I also struggled with anger/shame which was hidden for many yaers that had to so many other “deeper emotions” and feelings due to LD (view My Story Of Dyslexia: HERE and ask about my RESUME!) צַלְמָ֫וֶת [Strongs #6757] Qor 2:16; 2:18; and frequently. — death-shadow, often “” חשֶׁךְ, לַיְלָה etc., and opposed to בֹּקֶר, אוֺר. 1 = deep shadow, darkness (compare הַרְרֵי אֵל, אַרְזֵי אֵל): Amos 5:8; Job 3:5; Job 12:22; Job 24:17a Job 28:3; Job 34:22; of eyes heavy with weeping Job 16:16; ׳בַּלְהוֺת צJob 24:17b terrors of the darkness.
According to Mark Briscoe, Jesus experienced anger and grief. His anger was a righteous anger for it had selfless reasons. He experienced grief when Lazarus died but not for Lazarus but for the people who loved Lazarus. He knew he would raise Lazarus. But looking at the people who wept he was grieved. And you find the shortest verse in the Bible. Jesus wept
He [Jesus] did’nt feel shame or guilt for they imply He would have sinned
Paul says that God has written certain knowledge of His laws on every human heart [Rom. 2:14-15], and experience confirms this. But conscience can be misinformed, or conditioned to regard evil as good, or become seared and dull through repeated sin [1 Tim. 4:2]. The judgments of conscience are only to be received as God’s voice when they match God’s own truth and law in Scripture. The conscience must be … educated to
Superstition or scruple may lead a person to count as sinful an action that according to God’s word is not sinful. But for such a “weak” conscience [Rom. 14:1-2; 1 Cor. 8:7, 12;] to go against itself and do what it mistakenly judges to be wrong would be sin [Rom. 14:23]. Those whose conscience is “weak” should never be pressed to do what destroys their good conscience. What is judged as being “good” or “bad, “right” or wrong” and not the attitude of as “trying my best” which is given in grace. Check out where we process “good or bad”: [Retrived from https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6940253740784373760]. Finally, “them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke”…see Psalms107:14 https://biblehub.com/text/psalms/107-14.htm.
“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” Hebrews 9:14 NIV
The Solution: When using the etherical body, ALL our faculties, systems, and senses will function equalized, activated, and balanced. The triune brain needs to be working in an upward function (no longer perform in a protective function). With a functional upward system, the child [or adult] can trust themselves and their gifts and learning uniquenesses through spiritual mindset with self-directed neuroplasticity through ABC’s and atonement meaning God awareness (eventually unity) through PYAM Daily. They’re offered the freedom arising from conditions within the brain, senses, or sense organs and not directly caused not by external stimuli but the knowing with-in themselves which is patience for understanding and trusting in their subjective, divergent mind.
What is a Subjective Mind? Subjective mind, which wants to comprehend the world by self-realization, consciousness and is open to different interpretations of same objects viewed through different lenses. [Retrieved from https://medium.com/all-things-philosophical/subjective-and-objective-63465fa88fd4].
Note: The cerebral cortex is thought to be the seat of conscious processing in the brain. Rather than being inactivated, specific cells in the cortex show higher spontaneous activity during general anesthesia than when awake, and this activity is synchronized across those cortical cells. [Retrieved from https://neurosciencenews.com/unconscious-brain-activity-20571/]. As well, “The evidence from neural data is clear that the gestalt cortex is central to how we construct our version of reality.”
[see Ras information below, retrieved from https://neurosciencenews.com/native-realism-neuroscience-20789/?fbclid=IwAR3wdSo0DiJg2eBVGrViXe5TuXnoqlLqUx6UNs6fgfS_Yq4hzUrK60lka3c] ]
What Is Conscience? Billy Graham’s Daily Devotion, Nov 09, 2021 Having a good conscience . . . –1 Peter 3:16 God has put within each one of us something that cries aloud against us, whenever we do that which we know to be wrong. Conscience is the detective that watches the direction of our steps and decries every conscious transgression. Conscience is the built-in power of our minds to pass moral judgments on ourselves, approving or disapproving our feelings, actions, thoughts, and plans, and telling us, if what we have done is assessed as wrong, that we deserve to suffer for it. Conscience has in it two elements: an awareness of certain things as being right or wrong, and an ability to apply laws and rules to specific situations. Conscience insists on judging us, and insist on judging us by the highest standard we know. So we sometimes call it God’s voice in the soul, and in a sense it is. [Retrieved from https://sway.office.com/6BhnVi2YHh09O1v8].
What is Conscience/Righteousness- Intellectual-Moral aka “The Simple” (Strong IQ- Rewarded Pure Heart)? The moral feeling, by which we mean a sense of the difference between right and wrong, would seem to be a part of the native furnishing of the mind. Conscience is a vigilant eye before which each imagination, thought, and act, is held up for either censure or approval. I believe there is no greater argument for the existence of God in the world today than conscience. There is no greater proof of the existence of a moral law and Lawgiver in the universe than this little light of the soul. It is God’s voice to the inner man. Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend. [Retrieved from https://www.internationalstandardbible.com/R/righteousness.html].
What is Self-Realization/Blamelessness- Imaginative-Moral aka “The Simple” (Strong EQ- Rewarded Clean Mind)? How can we achieve this state of Being for ourselves? Self Realization is a term that is becoming increasingly more widely used. In many ways it is an obscure term, and its meaning is not immediately apparent. For many it is a term that means the same as ‘Enlightenment’ – a word which is similarly something difficult to determine. However, the term ‘Self Realization’ is more useful as it actually refers to a very specific stage in the journey of awakening that Ramana Maharshi and others described. [Retrieved from https://andreaoneness.com/self-realization/].
Yes, I do believe the disconnect for students, families, and schools. It’s in the domain of Spiritual Development…
The disconnect happens in these domains: (intellectual)- what is right, (moral)-what is good, and (imaginative)-what is best; to do well (uprightly): behavior and emotion with the discernment of His Divine Will for us in justice, design, plan, and purpose for yourself and meekness towards others which brings gladness, humility, uprightness, righteousness, wisdom! Affirmation (Blessing of Thanksgiving, heart): Do not be conformed to this world ([modern],this age) [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable [right, moral] and perfect Will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. Romans 12:2 AMPC
According to Erik Erikson, during the first years of school, every child must resolve the conflicts between a positive self-image and feelings of inferiority. If children succeed in school, they will develop positive feelings about themselves and believe that they can succeed in life [Retrieved from http://www.ldonline.org/article/19296/].
Likewise, this study aims to investigate the emotional perspective of having Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty that not only affects literacy but many aspects of an individual’s life, from childhood into adulthood [Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290213848_Dyslexia_Investigating_Self Harm_and_Suicidal_ThoughtsAttempts_as_a_Coping_Strategy].
Favorite Quotes of Mine:
“The challenge of collaborating and cooperatively adapting at scale creates many difficulties and we may have unwittingly put in place a number of cultural systems and practices, particularly in education, which are undermining our ability to adapt.” – Dr. Helen Taylor Retrieved from “The Evolution of Complementary Cognition: Humans cooperatively adapt and evolve through a system of collective cognitive search” Helen Taylor, Brice Fernandes & Sarah Wright doi:10.1017/S0959774321000329
Everything happens for a reason. Wait on God and trust in Him. He wants the best for us. He wants to take us from glory to glory, and from victory to victory.” Germany Kent
“For this system of collective cognition to enable us to adapt at scale, we need to be aware of it so that we can design and build systems from education to the economy that nurture different ways of thinking as well as effective communication and collaboration.” [Retrieved from https://complementarycognition.co.uk/#Theory].
“Reflection requires an attunement to the self that is supportive and kind, not a judgmental stance of interrogation and derogation. Reflection is a compassionate state of mind.” “Attunement requires presence but is a process of focused attention and clear perception.” Danile J. Siegel
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in [full] knowledge and depth of insight [clear perception], so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,” Philippians 1:9-10 NIV
I have observed so many becoming weary with a neurodiversity, by living in strife of regret or dread…
Where failures have turned to vanity to overcome them….
They question “why” the learning, thinking, and other differences “had to happen” to them…
So many of us, who have a neurodiversity, need to recognize anger and/or need to overcome shame due to suppressive anger…
Weary means κοπιάω (Strong’s #2872 — Verb — kopiao — kop-ee-ah’-o ) (a) “to grow tired with toil,” Matthew 11:28; John 4:6; revelation 2:3 , also means (b) “to bestow labor, work with toil,” Romans 16:6; Galatians 4:11; in John 4:38 , AV, “bestowed (no) labor,” RV, “have (not) labored,” and, in the same verse, AV and RV, “labored.” See LABOR , TOIL , WEARY צַלְמָ֫וֶת [Strongs #6757] Qor 2:16; 2:18; and frequently. — death-shadow, often “” חשֶׁךְ, לַיְלָה 1 = deep shadow, darkness (compare הַרְרֵי אֵל, אַרְזֵי אֵל): Amos 5:8; Job 3:5; Job 12:22; Job 24:17a Job 28:3; Job 34:22; of eyes heavy with weeping Job 16:16; ׳בַּלְהוֺת צJob 24:17b terrors of the darkness. noun [masculine] death-shadow, deep shadow, in poetry (probably = צֵל + מָוֶת, ᵐ5. (usually) σκιὰ θανάτου, compare ᵑ6 ᵑ9, so Thes SchwLeben n. d. Tode, 194, see especially NöZAW xvii (1897), 183 ff.; Ew Br and most modern (after older commentaries) read צַלְמוּת darkness, deep darkness, compare Arabic.
The superego is the ethical component of the personality and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates. The superego has been called the inner critic, judge, the voice of judgment, or the accuser. The superego’s criticisms, prohibitions, and inhibitions form a person’s conscience, and its positive aspirations and ideals represent one’s idealized self-image, or “ego ideal .” Mental constructs are judged by the superego as these constructs include intelligence, motivation, anxiety, justice, pleasure, happiness, and health are all constructs, as well as, fear  aka “darkness”. In psychology, a construct is a skill, attribute, or ability that is based on one or more established theories. Constructs exist in the human brain and are not directly observable [Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/science/superego; https://study.com/academy/lesson/construct-validity-in-psychology-definition-examples-quiz.html]. Like my friend, Al Rosenblum wrote, The New Testament ideal is a conscience free from guilt and able to guide us in a holy direction. The conscience can only be freed from guilt by the power of Christ’s blood. Once freed and protected in its freedom by the gift of justification, the conscience is able to grow through the teaching of Scripture and the means of grace in Christian life…
God made us with an empty place in our hearts that only He can fill. He fills the spiritual need, enabling us to operate lovingly and effectively in our human relationships. The empty place causes us to have hunger/thirst for love, affection, appreciation, etc.. We use our to attach to people and things in our world that we believe will fill our emptiness. Before salvation which happens in a microsecond of time, when we believe the gospel (death, burial, resurrection of Jesus to resolve our sin debt with God-Father), we are disconnected from God and can only attach our hunger & faith to people & earthly things of the world. We attach our hearts to the things of this life and build a false belief system around the idea that the love of people and possessions (instead of God) can make us happy (a lie.)
Mr. Rosenblum also stated, we build our entire belief system on lies that we pick up out of the world (this statement requires considerable explanation). All that we learn & believe that builds our thinking system before we are saved is devoid of God as the center & purpose and without the Holy Spirit to reveal the divine truths to us. After we are saved we use the same system to learn the same divine ideas that Jesus used in His earthly life so that we can use them too, becoming like Him as “The Light” from the inside-outside (horizontal) not just outside-inside (vertical). AGAIN, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart (energy-happiness-thymus) , and with all thy soul (ARAS (thalamus) -including: thymus, pons, ras-bliss)), and with all thy mind (power-joy-pons) and strength (body-delight-ras) [UPWARD FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM– Note: *ARAS- whole-self- our content, upon His pleasure- Thymus, Pons, RAS (HPA & ACC)/GUT]. Mathew 22:37-39
Notes: (1) In Revelation 4:11 , AV, thelema, “a will,” is translated “(for Thy) pleasure,” RV, “(because of Thy) will.” (2) For charis, translated “pleasure” in the AV of Acts 24:27; 25:9 , see FAVOR. A — 1: χάρις (Strong’s #5485 — Noun Feminine — charis — khar’-ece ) denotes (a) objectively, “grace in a person, graciousness,” (b) subjectively, (1) “grace on the part of a giver, favor, kindness,” (2) “a sense of favor received, thanks.” It is rendered “favor” in Luke 1:30; 2:52; Acts 2:47; 7:10,46; 24:27; 25:9 , RV (for AV, “pleasure”); Acts 25:3; see more fully under GRACE. B — 1: χαριτόω (Strong’s #5487 — Verb — charitoo — khar-ee-to’-o ) akin to A, to endow with charis, primarily signified “to make graceful or gracious,” and came to denote, in Hellenistic Greek, “to cause to find favor,” Luke 1:28 , “highly favored” (marg., “endued with grace”); in Ephesians 1:6 , it is translated “made … accepted,” AV, “freely bestowed,” RV (lit., “graced”); it does not here mean to endue with grace. Grace implies more than favor; grace is a free gift, favor may be deserved or gained. In the Greek and Hebrew biblical term Charis (χάρις) refers to good will, loving-kindness, favor, in particular to God’s merciful grace.
We have all harbored anger and shame in our high heart-mind. On the other hand, “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,..”https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/111/EPH.4.26.NIV. By His Grace, Jesus works on our “Leb” at night, giving His believers instruction at night and request for us to be in a mindset of Christ the rest of the day…Blessing (w/ My Helper): ‘so that you may learn to recognize and treasure what is excellent [identifying the best, and distinguishing moral differences], and that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ [actually living lives that lead others away from sin]; ‘ Philippians 1:10 I PLEAD LET ME KNOW WHATS BEST, God!!
“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV
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