Monday, October 24, 2016

The Darkside

We all have a darkness within us.  We all pass through it as we are born into the light.  As we grow, we are told to suppress the darkness; that it must not exist.  This is a mistake.  We must acknowledge it, embrace it, or it will consume us and be our downfall.

For each of us the darkness is different.  “There is no good without evil but evil must not be allowed to flourish.”  Whatever your darkness, do not suppress but do not let it grow to the point you can no longer control it.

Without the darkness you can not live in the light, you can not appreciate the goodness that surrounds you.  Without pain you can not know love.  Without fear you can not know victory.  Without passion you can not know peace.  Without the madness of chaos you can not appreciate the order of the universe.

Beware those who speak out against the darkness with a fierce passion.  Passion is an emotion used to mask the darkness within.  The more passion used to condemn the Darkside, the more the darkness within will come to the surface, exploding.

We all have a darkness within us, embrace it, for it is who you are.

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Rage can be a powerful ally.  It is anger and raw emotion rolled together to form something that is temporally unbreakable.  It will allow you to complete a task that needs to be finished, that you might not otherwise have been able to accomplish.
Rage, however, is a very powerful emotion that will stain your spirit.  Left unbalanced, it will consume you, dragging you further down into the darkness until you can no longer see any light.
Remember the first line in the Code of the Gray: There is NO good without evil but evil must not be allowed to flourish.  Rage has its purpose but once that purpose is fulfilled it must be silenced.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Role of a Gray Jedi

A Jedi is supposed to be a peacekeeper, a guardian, a protector of sorts.
As a peacekeeper we are supposed to resolve conflicts with little effort.  At times mind tricks will be needed to achieve this goal, but if you do use them, remember that you may be met with some resistance.  Remain calm, patient, and your desire result will come to be.
However, there are times when action will be needed.  Only use the appropriate action needed in order to restore peace.  As a Gray, tapping into your darker emotions will help you to achieve your goals, but be careful not to open the darkness too much, as a little goes a very long way.  A fight is never our true intent.
As a guardian we may be required to protect others from harm, even from themselves.  Predators come in all shape and sizes.  Never let looks fool you, the most deadliest predators often look like the most beautiful creatures, drawing you in, letting your guard down in the process.  This is how it obtains its victims.
As a Gray, when facing predators, your actions as a peacekeeper will be needed but often times a predator will lash out, pushing back, and force your hand.  Projecting your dark side emotions in your commands to stand down may be enough to frighten the predator to run away.  In rare cases that it does not, a Jedi must always be ready to defend.
The dark side is most useful in this manner.  Again, only use what is necessary to restore peace.  Once peace is restored find some place quiet where you can be alone with your thoughts.  Do not dwell on the negative emotions you needed to fulfill your mission, however, meditate on returning yourself to being balanced.
It is important to remember your oath, “There is no good without evil, but evil must not be allowed to flourish.”