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A place for me to share thoughts. Maybe an occasional paper or lesson that I write for my Jedi training. Who knows what else might end up here. 

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Why Fluttershy is a Jedi

Now I know that Fluttershy is not actually a Jedi and this is all just head-canon but its fun so roll with it.   She might be fearful rather often. But no Jedi is perfect. However, she often controls her reactions and emotions so as not to upset, hurt or scare others. There is no Emotion, there is Peace.   She has been shown to be able to set aside her own ego and seek out those better trained in an area if an animal needs help she cant give. There is no Ignorance there is Knowledge.   She prefers a calm and well-kept environment around her home. She is really the opposite of Discord in every way but that is why they get along so well. There is no Chaos there is Harmony.   She shows power when it is utterly needed but never before. It's only when others are in danger that she brings her own force to bear on the offender. There is no Passion there is Serenity.   She can be seen to have the ability to control others or at least animals via her stare. Which is a Force power. It is known as Animal Friendship or Animal Bond and allows the Jedi to control and to a lesser degree connect with the animal via the Force which really works with her character.   She also has shown that she is a great mediator and reformer via reforming at least in part Discord in season 3. This is a clear trait of a Jedi Consular. As is her regular willingness to be diplomatic and forgive those that seek it. She is often the voice of compassion and reason and thus I feel her role would fit the Counsular path.   As such I would bet that her lightsaber would be a green hue symbolizing her connection to the force and all that it touches. I would guess her saber style to be Form 3 Soresu the all-defensive form as she is not the type to harm anyone if she can avoid it. So she would sort of be a less combative and wiser version of Kenobi for the move only fans of the series. For those interested in the EU I would liken her to Master Fay.   Her house is outside of the borders of Ponyville proper in the forest where she spends her time communing with nature and its inhabitants. Which is a classic trait of the “old hermit”. So she would also be akin to Old Ben. While she is not against working with others she just does not need to be in the mix all the time. Which again is a Jedi trait One does not seek adventure but does what the Force calls them to do. In short, she is displaying many traits of a Jedi and I find that awesome.

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The Force in other Religions

( Essay inspired by "Faith and the Force of Others Order of the Pulsar Document") Just my ruminations on the Force and the path that we all walk   The Force is generally left for the individual Jedi to define. But why is this? Because the Force, if it exists as any sort of entity with a will, would speak to us all in an individual way. A way that is suited to our own understanding and self-betterment. The will of the Force, if it exists, would set us on the path that is best for us and for the natural order as a while. Thus we would have different paths and variations of doctrine and expression even within those paths. So does this mean that all paths are an expression of the Force in some manner? Yes. How do we find the Force in the faith of others then becomes the question? The answer is to ask the right questions.   To the Christian, you must ask “ From what does all existence spring? ”   To the Taoist, you must ask “ What is it that once named is not its true self? “   To the Buddhist, you must ask “ What is the perfect state of knowledge and infinite compassion? “   To the Wiccan, you must ask “ What created the law of return? “   To A Sikh you must ask “ From what doe spring and to what do we return? “   Each path is an expression of the Force. Each person expresses their path and nature as they understand it to be. Just as no one can see the entire universe no one person can understand the whole of the Force. So we see it in the bits that we are capable of seeing it and that is the path we walk. A Chrisitan is no less expressing the Force when they go to church then a Jedi is when the meditate or a Wiccan is when they draw down the moon.   We all walk the path as we are meant to and express our understanding in the ways that we are able. None of it can be said to be wrong as none of us can say what the Force whispers to another. To try is akin to saying that my idea of forest green is the true form of green whereas your idea of green as lime green is heresy.   So why then do we have so many paths? Why bother being a Jedi when a Chrisitan is just as much a child of the Force and expressing this fact just as truly. That is like asking why we are drawn to particular flavors or activities. Sure we can say we enjoy them or they make sense to us or that we have skill in them. But those are only found after we partake of them. What draws us in the first place? It is something we would struggle to express but have all felt.   We are drawn to what we need or what the Force needs of us. We can fight it and often find ourselves feeling lost along the road. It is sort of like the fact that we can ignore the fastest route to where we want to go but all we do is waste gas along the way. But then there is something to be said for scenic detours. So maybe even those wanderings are fated to bring us better equipped to where we are most needed.   In short, we can all define the Force as we wish because it speaks to us each on the level that we are able to understand and in the terms that will make the most sense. There are many paths that the Force has us walk and none of them are wrong. It is the journey and actions we take along it that matters not the final destination which we might not ever be able to understand even when we get there. So walk your path no matter what title you chose as you walk it. Because it's exactly where you are meant to be.

Jedishy

Jedishy