I honestly cannot recall one single prediction that I have either heard, or read from JZ/R that has EVER come to fruition. For myself, it is helpful to my state of mind, and has been detrimental to my life changes, to mentally list all of these inconsistencies to help my bruised spirit forgive itself.
One of the most recent things that JZ/R really hammered on over the last three years or so, was the economic collapse and how by September of this year, the month we are in now, that the dollar bill will become completely worthless, and our economy would completely collapse. I know from earlier teachings that the collapse was to have happened many times already, but this is the first time I actually heard for myself and the most recent I am aware of. This is just one of the many, and I hope to sit down and really give this the thought it deserves, because for me, every time I can show contradictions, inconsistencies and outright lies coming from RSE and JZ/R, there is no question what I am doing for the first time in my life in over 15 years I can prove WITHOUT a doubt, is healthy and right for me.
Well, for starters, how many of the predictions are the result of spotting current trends and extrapolating from them? I have lived through, with someone I care for who is in RSE, the sense that "the end is nigh", fueled further by each new prophecy of impending doom...and of course, it always emerges that the reason for non-fulfillment is that the timeline has changed. This is a practice not unique to RSE. On the website dedicated to a famouse healer and psychic that my sister is the disciple of, it lists all predictions ever made, shows that a number have come true, and then explains the non-fulfillment of those prophesies by stating that the measure of the success of the prophecy was that, allerted to the danger by the Teacher, devotees had averted disaster. How convenient
In '89/90 came the first round of ug instructions -- more homemade at the time.
Here's the catch 22 re the rationalization that the enlightened Masters changed things -- if the Masters of the mid 80's were so powerful as to stop worldwide collapse, why did they need a 7 year school to become enlightened?
And, if the enlightened students of the 7 year school were so masterful as to once again forestall disaster, why did they need Blue College and 7 more years of training? ..... And even if there are new people, there's still a core of those same folks from the mid80's, still learning to become enlightened.
The advantage of the 80's for jz was that she belonged to 'underground' news services not available to the average person. Then came the internet and all such conspiratorial and predictive info is available to everyone.
Shucks - the corporate media is outdoing even ramtha on the 2012 fear factor, along with earthquakes, tsunamis, and even satellite zapping solar flares. Fear. Divide. Conquer. Fear. Cripple. Conquer.
It's all such BS and such an obvious money grab. People still in the school, if you could only see it from an outsider's perspective, it's so obvious and ridiculous. I've seen it from both sides. My parents were heavily involved while I was in high school and remain so to this day. I tried it for a while but it didn't take too long for my BS meter to become overwhelmed. Even so, it was difficult to walk away.
I've considered offering them a few thousand dollars if they could demonstrate on my terms simple things a "master" should be able to do on a consistent basis. They wouldn't be able to just like no one else at RSE could. I love them and they're important to me. However, I'm done with nodding and hearing them out. If they want to discuss RSE BS, they're going to get that which is termed honest feedback. So Be It! Indeed!
I once told my mother that if she gave me $1500 I would blindfold her and let walk around our house trying to find her card...
Either R is real or not real.
If R is real, why do the predictions and timelines keep shifting that way? If R is real, we should sink all of our money into preparing, because eventually the timeline thing will be tapped out and we really will be pleased that we prepared, and can ride out the global disaster in the confident knowledge that we are prepared; we will survive.
If R is real and cares about us, R would understad why we are no longer spending time and money on events when we must prepare and alot all of our resources to this effort. If R is real and doesn't care about us, we should stop spending time and money on events and instead focus on those who do care about us.
If R is not real, the predictions are false and we should stop spending time and money on events, relax, and enjoy and make the best darn life we can with what remains of our time and resources.
So, no matter what, we should stop spending our time and money on events right now.
Tah dah! Doesn't this make sense?