Cheesedip1 - The idea of "if someone slaps you, turn the other cheek", "if someone steals your cloak, give them your coat", was another way of saying "don't struggle against anything". A mystic once told me "the struggle makes it real", meaning when we struggle against something we are in essence glorifying that person/thing. We are giving our energy to it.
Back then, the notion of turning the other cheek was absolutely radical. Even when India was involved with non-cooperation it was seen as radical - the British didn't know how to respond to it. So we're not turning the other cheek as a victim, or because we're more spiritual than the other person, but because we understand that nothing has power over us unless we choose to give it away. We understand the dynamics, the physics of energy so well, that we can take any energy aimed at us and transform it into whatever we want - gratitude, joy, love, clarity, understanding. We decide what comes out of us - that's our response.
And so not only can we neutralize the energy aimed at us by bringing in a polar opposite (i.e. anger/compassion), but we stay centered enough to transform the energy and use it any way we want.
So if someone says "You're just an idiot!", we don't have to just put up with it, and we don't have to retaliate. We can even say something like "That's just ridiculous" to neutralize the energy aimed at us. We're not judging the other person or ourselves.
Internally it's a similar story. Where are we struggling against ourselves and making something more real, when in fact it's just our judgment? What's the payoff if we believe others won't accept us? Staying safe? Not getting hurt or embarassed? Not having a certain emotion like sadness? Once we start diving deeper into our feelings of not getting accepted by others, we can begin to realize that we aren't accepting/acknowledging ourselves enough. Then we find the opposite of not accepting ourselves and let ourselves feel it directly - feeling loved/accepted/acknowledged through supportive friends and family, physical contact like hugs and massage, and most importantly self supportive resourcing. You can make a list of positive resources that can help - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, relationship, emergency, communication resources. Sometimes the simplest thing makes the biggest difference, like giving ourselves a hug, walking in nature, laughing at ourselves.
Tanemon - I created the thread about "Alien Announcement" based on credible information that I received externally and via the Akashic Records. Even when I was posting it I was trying to emphasize that our own internal transformation is the most important thing, and not waiting on an external event. Waiting on an external event is like waiting for permission, or to be part of the crowd so that we're not excluded or ostracized.
I share events because I enjoy empowering others by letting them know what's on the horizon so they can be even more conscious in their response, not so they can wait for someone or something to do the work for them. You're right, we can see throughout history how this has happened.
Prophecies are useful if we release fear about the future and focus on now, if we use them as guidestones or signposts rather than the main focus (i.e. certain economic, political, or earth conditions will exist).