Great thread, and here's why.
There ultimately is only one Truth once each of us fully understands,
is fully developed and uses the exact same semantics to describe the
same things. This group is about disscussions which lead us to that
Our benefits come from seeing our own prejudices and blind spots. For
example in My response I made the association of submission with weakness.
That comes from personal experience which doesn't necessarily match
others'. My prejudice in this becomes apparent to Me through this disscussion
and that is of benefit to Me.
Further, we each are where we are right now and we each need to grow.
7 has reached a benchmark of BIRTH, and that brings with it a certain
set of experiences and knowing. All the rest of us has a different set.
What ultimately defines Owned slavery can only occur when there are
both a qualified and willing owner who will take full responsibility
and a qualified and willing slave who will give full obedience. Everything
between natal birth and a slave finding its rightful
qualified owner is about growth. Because we're growing, something should
look different every day from the way it looked the day before.
It is important that we encourage each other here to express exactly
what each feels and to invite radically varying opinions in response.
This is the objective and the process by which we can see where we have
been, where we are now, and where we might be going. When something
isn't true for us now, doesn't mean it might not be
true tomorrow, or after even one more experience which gives us a changed
Thanks to everyone here for the depth and openness that has already
been demonstrated. Continue to never take any response personally and
to remember our purpose as a group. Even learning to do this and regularly
practicing here to not take anything personally can be the growth we