I have issued Sandra T with a RED STRIKE and a muting from the forum due to her post to Eloisa in the below thread:
1)Manipulation and/or control tactics to gain a feeling of power over myself or others
2)Defending the actions of another member who has previously received a strike (in this case, Phoebe)
I initially issued Sandra with a warning on the thread after feeling as though there was something quite "off" with her initial post aimed towards predominantly Eloisa, but also somewhat to Lena too. I raised with her a few principles when I issued the warning that I could recognise were important for Sandra to reflect on. But also, as I was not sure at the time as to what the deeper issue was, which I felt was more than just the issue that Phoebe was given an amber strike for, it would be unfair and harsh if I was to strike her for something that I did not feel clear about at the time.
I have since felt through more about what went on and now I have come to a clear conclusion and have come back within 48 hours to address it in full.
Sandra was actually pretty attacking towards Eloisa, which was concealed under quite an amount of facade, making it fairly tough to identify as the words used in the post seem quite innocent, particularly as it appears Sandra wanted to understand the issue further by asking a number of questions. I want to be clear that it was not the asking of the questions that Sandra has been issued a red strike for, but the underlying intent behind them. (just a note, I'd like to thank Mary for bringing this important matter to my attention for consideration before issuing this strike).
The intent behind Sandra's post was not to understand the principles of love regarding the issue raised in the thread, but to gain feelings of power and control over Eloisa. Sandra stated that she acted towards Phoebe in a similar manner that Phoebe acted towards Lena however, instead of self-reflecting, Sandra chose to write a post and express her disagreement with Eloisa for issuing a strike to Phoebe without really understanding the issue and considering whether she is in error herself. Sandra constructed her post in quite a manipulative way in order to exert her "dominance" over Eloisa and to make Eloisa feel bad about herself.
Because of these underlying intentions, Sandra wrote her post in facade and the majority of her post was used to justify her own sin and unloving actions towards Eloisa.
These underlying intentions can also be further evidenced. Sandra raised her disagreement after Eloisa edited her post stating that she will be explaining the issue in full later on which highlights Sandra's impatience and attacking intent behind her post. This can be seen when comparing the date of Eloisa's edit (which she clearly states) and the date/time of Sandra's post. Sandra was more focused on defending her own actions/justifying her sin & attacking Eloisa rather than reflecting and waiting on Eloisa's further post to understand the principles which reflects her lack of sincerity and highlights the direction of where her will is currently engaged.
Two days prior to Sandra's post to Eloisa, she wrote an earlier post HERE acknowledging these very addictions herself which I have quoted below:
This illustrates an important principle of Divine Truth. Although you may have some kind of intellectual understanding of your addictions, if your will is not engaged in emotionally processing through the issues, the dominance of the emotions within the soul WILL manifest at any given opportunity as it has done in this interaction towards Eloisa, particularly if you are insincere and want to hold on to these feelings and choose to act on them which further damages yourself and others.I am realising that my heavy addictions to power and control, as well as superiority, and the spirits that I engage to help me sin by living in these addictions, are the primary issue for me to work through at this point in time. I am aware of my unwillingness to give these addictions up, and I actually admire the spirits that I am in a co-dependent addictions with, I wish to be like them so much, actually. I do not yet see how and if ever, I will choose to change this, at this point I see very little hope for improvement, despite a continual growth in my realisation of how bad the situation really is
I have decided to mute Sandra rather than ban her because she has subsequently acknowledged her attacking intentions behind her initial post later on in the thread rather than deny them (which still does not excuse the action). Sandra has been made aware of these addictions for quite some time now through direct personal feedback from Jesus & Mary in person on numerous occasions. I myself was at one of these personal feedback sessions at the 2014 Assistance Group where Jesus provided Sandra with much guidance and truth on these issues. Although she is yet to feel in her heart the severity of acting in these sins (and therefore would not engage in them), I feel she will benefit from still being able to view the forum and posts rather than being banned. This will also protect the other members of the forum while Sandra works through her addictions.