Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A psychological profile of Jakob Lorber

Jakob Lorber showed all the characteristics of a highly sensitive person as described by the university professor and psychotherapist Dr. Elaine N. Aron. People whose senses are much more sensitive than those of the insensitive majority are described as highly sensitive. For this reason, their personality develops in a way that differs from that of the majority, which is why some psychiatrists consider high sensitivity to be a personality disorder. Highly sensitive people are above average compassionate. They have a pronounced sense of justice, are considerate and not offensive and place the needs of others above their own. Usually they need time alone every day in order to be able to retreat, to rest and to process the sensations they have experienced. With their more sensitive senses, they are able to better assess and judge other people and situations, recognize undesirable developments and dangers earlier than others and have easier access to the spiritual world, are artistically and spiritually inclined and imaginative. High sensitivity is also found in animals, where it is the watchful, cautious and easily scared specimens of their species. Up to 20 percent of today's mankind is classified as highly sensitive, although it depends on where you draw the line. If only those people are regarded as highly sensitive who are forced to lead a permanently withdrawn life because they suffer too much from noise and other people, then the percentage of highly sensitive people is at most in the single-digit range. The destiny of a highly sensitive person is that of an artist, healer, priest and teacher.

Many spiritual people show signs of high sensitivity. Jesus Christ was also so inclined.
High sensitivity also has its disadvantages. Highly sensitive are easily injured and offended. They are not suitable for many professions where profit is made at the expense of others on doubtful or even openly incorrect paths, where competitive thinking and competition prevail. Since highly sensitive people perceive more than insensitive people, they are overtaxed more quickly and react inappropriately or insanely. Because they tolerate less stress, they can fail completely if they are only critically observed. Highly sensitive people fall in love easily and rashly, which is why their first permanent relationship is more likely to be unhappy. For the same reason, they easily fall for a pseudo-master or charlatan on their spiritual path, who then exploits them personally and financially. They learn from this, however, and subsequently enter into further relationships in a particularly deliberate and cautious manner. Overall, the life of highly sensitive people is more difficult and uncomfortable than that of insensitive people. However, since highly sensitive people are imaginative and spiritually inclined, they can flee from painful circumstances by withdrawing into their world of fantasy and faith. In this way, they can even endure more than insensitive people.

Highly sensitive people, especially men, often have a difficult childhood because they are less liked even by their own mother, because they do not correspond to the social ideal of the insensitive, ruthless and aggressive warrior, to whom a "real man" is supposed to become. As a result, their self-confidence suffers and they have to get a protective shell to survive. Even if they adopt professions that correspond to their nature, they often have difficulties in an insensitive society that overestimates struggle, competition, power and achievement to self-destruction. There are few countries where sensitive men are appreciated and respected. Although highly sensitive people perform better than average in suitable professions and are particularly important today to counteract the dangerous misguided developments of humanity, they are exploited and oppressed in most countries.

Jakob Lorber was very compassionate, an artist's soul, spiritually inclined even before his calling and earned his livelihood mainly as a musician and teacher. Sometimes he complained bitterly about the insecurity of his living conditions, but otherwise he remained a cheerful and sociable person. It was only in his last years of life that his irritability increased, and instead of his former cheerfulness he was caught up in a very serious soul mood. His childhood may have been less difficult with regard to his artistically oriented father, who was probably highly sensitive himself and therefore able to understand his son. Jakob obviously had a good relationship with his father, who taught him as his first teacher in music. If it is true that a person's image of God is substantially influenced by his father, then this would explain the strong emphasis on the particularly loving and gentle divine Father in the New Revelation, who also constantly speaks as a teacher. The young Jakob obviously did not need and did not form a protective shell. This enabled him to lead a more sociable life than highly sensitive men usually have, but also led him to take criticism and rejection badly because it hurt him too much. He felt easily offended when one called his words into question. This explains why he gave up his profession as a secondary school teacher right after the rejection of his first application and turned completely to music, as his biographer Leitner reports. In addition to a particularly good heart and the love of God, for which much and even everything must be sacrificed, the lack of demarcation also constitutes an additional or alternative reason why Jakob Lorber was exploited and for his unreasonable charity, through which he brought himself into existential hardship. Jakob Lorber suffered less when he took on the needs of others than to observe and share them with others. Such an attitude is typical for a highly sensitive person and is often found in mystic people. Most probably he also saw the Lord, who had taken care of him so lovingly and mercifully, in the poor.

High sensitivity is easily accompanied by stress. Artists in particular are therefore particularly susceptible to narcotics.
Alcohol and opiates lower the excitation level, caffeine and amphetamines increase it. Highly sensitive people can therefore help light alcoholic beverages to stay more relaxed in everyday life and in society and thus get along better. Jakob Lorber is known to have enjoyed a glass of wine with his friends. For him, this was a cure in view of his circumstances, because to act as a prophet is nerve-racking. Caffeine, on the other hand, has a particularly stimulating effect on highly sensitive people, which means that they are overtaxed even more quickly by stress or sensory impressions that assail them; it is therefore a veritable poison for them. The New Revelation repeatedly warns of coffee as harmful and poisonous, which is why it can be assumed that Jakob Lorber did not drink coffee at all or only a little, which of course benefited him particularly in view of his personal constitution. Otherwise Jakob Lorber remained a child forever; inaccessible to the treachery of the world and at the same time at their mercy. The penchant for childlike openness, unrestrained devotion and trust made him often alienated to the cold, loveless environment. He was incomprehensible, uncanny to the world, he became the object of gossip of a narrow-minded, insensitive and unconscious society with little or no awareness of its own shortcomings. He was never at home on earth, he did not live in the earthly sense, but survived. He could not count on real understanding. As he grew older, he withdrew more and became more serious. His kingdom was in heaven and not of this earth.

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