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The Fruit of the Mind by Leonard D. Orr

Leonard OrrThe fruit of the mind can give us Life or death.  The fruits that give Life are thoughts that are in harmony with our Divine Nature.  The fruits that cause death are thoughts that are against the qualities of our Divine Nature, or are limited to created reality.

Thoughts that are in harmony with our Divine Nature are eternally and infinitely True.  Thoughts in conflict with our Divine Nature cause pain or fear or limitation and self-destruct.  Thoughts directed toward creating material things or destroying material things can be harmless, unless we are trapped by them.   

If we destroy our beautiful car on the highway, we consider that to be evil.  If we trade our car on a new one, we consider that to be good.  Good and evil can be created by our subjective judgments.  This is subjective good or evil.  The only objective evil is negating our Divine Nature.   This is being in conflict with ourselves.

Evil is the destructive power of the mind.   The two basic qualities of the mind are to create and destroy.  Destroying that which is created is not necessarily evil.  Destroying the negative thoughts that we have created is good. 

Destroying useless things that we create is good. Destroying or changing the erroneous thoughts about our Divine Nature is also good.  This is liberation.

The mind is always active.  We have to control the mind.  Controlling the mind is one of the fruits of the Spirit. The mind is not the source of itself.  The Infinite Eternal Spirit is the source of the mind.  Thinking is one of the qualities of the Infinite, Eternal Energy of the universe.

The Bible says that the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, meekness, faith, and self-control.

We can add many qualities to this list of the qualities of Energy in additions to eternality and infinity, like beauty, creativity, wisdom, permanence and change, endurance, power, self-esteem, and many others. The negation of these Divine Qualities is evil and causes subjective pain.   

But the negation or loss of our cherished created things can also cause us pain, if we cling to them – are attached to them.  When we release our attachment, the pain disappears.  And as long as we are attached to our weakness, ugliness, lack of creativity, disharmony, sadness, urgency, hate, or any other substantive quality of our Divine Nature, we cause ourselves pain.  We are in conflict with ourselves.  We are inflicting evil upon ourselves.

Pain induces the desire for death, but as long as we are negating the qualities of our Divine Nature, death doesn’t work.  We are still in pain.  Leaving the body doesn’t work.  We take our pain with us to heaven or wherever we go after death. And as long as we desire our material things or social or political things, we are in pain, whether we have a body or not.

The only eternal peace can be acquired by living in the transcendental space between our thoughts – in the Infinite, Eternal Spirit.

Truth, Simplicity, and Love, 
Leonard D. Orr


About the Author Leonard D. Orr

Leonard D. Orr
Leonard D. Orr

Leonard Orr is the discoverer and founder of the worldwide Rebirthing Breathwork movement. As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as 'connected breathing', where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. This technique is used today in hundreds of various forms of breathing styles.

Leonard was spiritually enlightened in 1960, unraveled the death urge he learned from his family tradition in 1967, and had numberless spontaneous birth, prenatal and infancy memories. Leonard sometimes says that his healing and personal evolution was caused by spiritual accidents in the bathtub.

Rebirthing Breathwork, as taught by Leonard Orr, is the original form, which is being practiced widely today by thousands of professional Breathworkers. It is estimated that more than 10 million people around the globe have experienced the healing power of Rebirthing Breathwork as a result of receiving at least 10 high quality individual completed energy cycles with a high quality Rebirther.

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