In Reply to: Lost in Space posted by mattkeeper on April 19, 2003 at 09:47:50:
I believe it was in "Sex Works" where Berg mentioned the term "lost in space". Of course, he was just repeating the title of the old TV series with the Robinsons, and if the truth be told, Berg was the one who was truly lost in space. "Likewise these filthy dreamers defile the flesh...foaming out their own shame, wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever." (Jude 8,13)
Your kind of floating is different however Matt. You're not in Berg's shoes, condemned for a lifetime of reprobate thinking and living. You're simply "floating" because you find that you no longer fit in the Family's strange world, and yet no longer fit like a normal guy in this present world. And of course I think you've never made a clean break with Berg's teachings, so while you know that he was wildly off in many areas, you still recognize the good in the "basic letters."
Here's a way to mentally unhook your mind from Berg, if you want to try. First of all realize that the good basic teaching he did have did not originate from him, but was absorbed from many Christian teachers around him. So if you want to get right down to the foundation, why not look past the original valid teachings which Berg taught and go back to the sources. Have you ever talked to George (from Crossfire)? George has read a lot of very solid, good books on the subject and I would highly recommend some of the titles he can share with you.
The truth is, as Berg confessed in "The Health Revolution" he simply sat back year after year and took stuff in, then it popped out of his memory. And to put it a little more bluntly, he plagarized tons of other stuff, taught it to us and we thought it was his own original teachings and "Wow! What a revelation! I never heard this before!" Yet that good stuff originated with other Christian teachers.
You talked about yourself floating like a diamond of dust. That ML, "Diamonds of Dust" is considered to be one of THE most basic Letters and for years we would marvel at its simple truth. But did you know that Berg plagarized that concept and teaching from a Christian who wrote a poem called "Diamonds of Dust." All well and fine if Berg had mentioned where he got the idea from, but no, instead he simply says he was sitting in hotel room in London when that revelation came to him.
All that is good about Berg's basic teachings comes from other reputable sources. the danger in giving Berg "credit" for the good instead of tracing those teachings back to their original sources is that it can leave you wandering and disoriented, wondering what else was good about Berg. And when faced with all the evil he taught, it can leave you disoriented and floating. Do you see what I mean?