God is in the present. He is not in the past where our minds often stray. He is not in the future wishing for things that have not yet come. God is in the present, basking in the moment, living in the now for the past is gone and the future has not yet come and thus the most important moment is the now, where life is to be lived. God is in the present. Where are you?
The greatest gift one could ever receive is the gift of Oneness with God. To be one with God is to be whole. To be one with God is to attain divine power, divine wisdom, divine love, divine purity, divine truth and vision, divine peace and divine freedom. Your divinity awaits you.
God has many laws. One of them being Ask and it is Given. Are we utilizing this most sacred and profound law in our lives? Are we asking for what our heart desires and receiving it? Are we asking for our finances to be increased and receiving it? Are we asking for a new love relationship and receiving it? Are we asking for better health and well-being and receiving it? If we are not receiving then we are only utilizing one half of God's law. Receiving is one of the most difficult things for us to do. It is easy to ask. We ask all day, but for the most part we fail to receive. Why is this? Because for some reason we are not believing in what we ask for. We are not believing we deserve what we are asking for. We are not believing it is possible to receive what we desire. We do God no good when we do not receive what we desire. If you are not receiving what you desire I am here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to receive all that you ask for no matter what it is and that you are undeniably worthy of all that you ask for. Why are you worthy? You are worthy of receiving all that you ask for because you are an extension, a child, an expression of God and God is worthy. Realize in this moment that you are worthy of all that you desire and set yourself free.
It is God's good pleasure to give us the abundant life, yet, so many of us struggle to make ends meet. We struggle to provide for our families. We struggle in our relationships, we struggle with our health. Why is this? We say, "If it is God's good pleasure to give me the abundant life then why am I barely making ends meet, why am I sick?" God says to us, "It is my pleasure to give you the abundant life but I cannot give you what you are holding yourself back from receiving. The abundance you desire in every area of your life is there. It is flowing to you, yet, you block it from manifesting into your physical experience because you are denying it. How are you denying it? You deny it with the thought of doubt, the thought of fear, the belief that you do not have what you desire. You deny my abundance when you refuse to use the gift I have given you to lift yourself out of the state of consciousness that is called death instead of seeking the kingdom of heaven within you which is the consciousness of life. The gift I have given you is the Christ mind. This mind knows all, sees all, hears all, is all. Connect with the Christ within you, the God within you, and you will begin to breakdown the death consciousness, and as you do this the abundant life will be revealed to you."
What does it mean to be reborn? It means to realize, to remember, once again who you truly are. To remember that it is God's good pleasure to give you the abundant life and therefore you now open the flood gates and allow yourself to receive it; to remember that you are not the fears that you hold on to but are the Spirit that rises above these fears and remembers that you are more than the fears you have created, thus, you let them go and begin to live in fearlessness; to remember that you are commanded to have dominion over the earth and, thus, you let go of all that is unlike God that is stopping you from fulfilling this commandment and now you know that you can truly be, do, and have whatever it is you desire. To be reborn is to remember that nothing can hurt you because everything on this earth is unreal and cannot hurt that which is real; You are real. Be reborn today by letting go of all that is unlike God in your being. Set yourself free.
Forgiveness is one of the toughest challenges we face yet it is the key to receiving the abundant life we all desire and are commanded to live. If we do not forgive ourselves and others for past mistakes then we, unwittingly, bring the past into our present and future thus keeping ourselves and others where we are. It is an endless cycle of punishing ourselves and each other. How do we step off the wheel? We must forgive. How do we forgive? By allowing ourselves to let go of the past and realize that the past was just a misguided thought/action that took hold in us and one that we continued to think for a long period of time thereby making it truth in our lives and the catalyst for everything that happens to us in the future. God forgives the moment you realize this truth. Now, it is up to you to let go of the negativity surrounding the past mistake and begin to insist on focusing on the new. For ex., let's say you are not where you want to be financially. Let's say you continue to say/think things like, "I should have taken a different job. I shouldn't have invested in that. I should have finished high school. I should have finished or gone to college. I should have never...." I can go on and on. You fill in your own story. Realize now that these thoughts about yourself and what you should have done are what is holding you back from living an abundant life. The Creator must give you what you want whether you consciously or unconsciously want it. You tell your Creator "I want.. or I am.." through what you think about yourself and others and thus the Creator must make this a reality for you. So, if you keep thinking and regretting your choices in the past you will continue to receive the result of your choices in the past based on your belief. At some point, you must let these thoughts and images of yourself go and realize that you, and no one else, are holding you back from what you desire. You must take responsibility for what you have created in your life and then let it go by beginning to introduce new thoughts and images about yourself and others into your awareness. God is forgiving. We must forgive and when you finally have had enough and begin to forgive you will have literally set you and your brothers and sisters free.
We let the past go by thinking differently in the now. You are not bound to your past. Some of us feel that if we have done something that we deem as wrong that we can not change; that we are beholden to the past but this is untrue. There is only the now and in this very moment you have the power, given you by God, to change who you are; to be a different person. All you need do is to begin thinking differently; to begin imaging differently and in time your life will begin to outplay these new thoughts and images. How long does it take? It takes as long as it takes you to submit to the new and let go of the past. Simple as that.
There are those who will say that we have no right to interfere with what others are doing. There are those who will not get involved when they see something that is unpleasing and goes against what their heart tells them for fear of being told that they should mind their own business and let people do what they want. They will say that it is a person's free will to, for ex., treat a child or animal in a bad way, to do or say things that hurt others, themselves, the evironement. Well, I say that I may not have the right to interfere with the free will of others but I DO have the right, by the power given me by God, to purify God’s light. All children of God, all of God's creations, and that includes you, have the right to re-qualify God's light when you see it being mis-qualified by another no matter what form it takes or how big or small it appears. How do you know when someone is mis-qualifying God's light? First you must go within and find peace. You can not assess any situation without the peace, and word, of God flowing through you. When you have calmed down and have looked upon the situation from the point of view of God you will know if it is truly a mis-qualification of God's light. If you fail to see the love, peace, joy, happiness and harmony that God commands us to experience then you know that what is being outplayed before your eyes is impure. God calls upon you to purify it with his power flowing through you for that is your purpose; your purpose is to bring God's light into this world, into all inharmonious situations, so that he might bring all mis-qualified light into the pure light that I AM. All mis-qualified light on this planet must, and will, be brought back to the pure light of God and we are the ones that have the power given us by God to do it. We are the ones that will raise this planet up into the light of God's pure being and when we accomplish this we will all experience heaven on earth.
Remember all things in the material universe are illusion. This is very important. Nothing dies. Nothing leaves. All is light. All is love. All is God. This world holds no value. It is valueless. Practice this truth and you will set yourself free from all burdens you hold, for you will realize that they are meaningless.
Do not be afraid to ask and receive. Do not be afraid to be "wrong." If you are afraid to be wrong you will never learn. You will forever be stuck where you are and will never be satisfied nor will you learn the truth behind all that you see. Try and try again, and if you are "wrong" each time keep trying and know that in time you will know the truth. Ask no matter what.
As a society, we need to address bullying in a different light; in the Light of God. The bully bullies because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. The bullied is being bullied because he/she does not know who he/she truly is. Neither party understands the truth. The bully feels powerful because he strikes fear in others but the question begs to be asked: Why does the bully feel the need to bully? Does the bully have a hidden fear of being picked on thus he/she bullies before she/he is bullied by others? Maybe one of their parents or siblings is a bully and so they become the bully in order to unleash their frustration. Either way, the bully seeks fulfillment in the physical and because of this will never be happy. He/she will always be on the defensive ready to strike.
The bullied feels helpless because he/she is forever being picked on but the question begs to be asked: Why is the bullied being bullied in the first place? What are they afraid of? Are they being picked on at home, being put down or are they seeking attention? Where does their sense of self-worth lie? Either way, the bullied feels unworthy and seeks attention where it can never be truly fulfilled.
Neither the bully nor the bullied have any real power. They are both in the wrong because they seek where they will never find. We must begin to teach our children that their power lies within and not in being popular/unpopular in school nor in any achievement they might seek to gain in this world. For everything in this world is fleeting and will disappear and then what do they have to do, where will they go, who will they look to to fulfill their false desire?
True power lies in God; in knowing who you truly are. We give our children strength when we teach them about their Creator; when we teach them about how the great Masters dealt with similar situations. Yet how can we teach something we do not understand? We must learn in order to teach. We are responsible for our children and the best way to help our children cope in a sometimes hostile world is to teach them that they are powerful Spiritual Beings and then teach them that power through going within and connecting to their God.
A surefire way to know that you are thinking an untruth about a situation is when you are feeling fearful. If your thought is in any way fearful, hateful, depressing, doubtful, and all other negative thoughts in between, that is a sign, in that moment, that what you are thinking is not God's will for you. Fear is untruth. Joy is truth. God's will for you is happiness. God's will for you is wellness. God's will for you is prosperity. God's will for you is love. God's will for you is joy.
What a glorious day! Jesus has risen; a symbol of raising ourselves up into the Kingdom of Heaven. We are all to rise up and claim who we truly are in God. When celebrating today let us reflect on the importance of clearing our temple to receive the Holy Spirit who will raise us up into the Light of God.
Every morning before you arise and every night before you nod off remind yourself of who you truly are and desire to be. Say to yourself out loud, if you can,
- "I AM the Light of God."
- "I AM a Spiritual Being."
- "I AM abundant."
- "I AM healthy."
- "I AM......"
These two times of the day are very sensitive, as we are more open to receiving. Take advantage of them. At least 1 - 2 hours before you go to bed remain in silence. Turn off the TV, the music, the chatter. Do not take the things of this world into the sacred chamber of sleep. Remind yourself instead of who you truly are by stating the above and add your own personal phrases.
In the morning, before you put feet to floor, stay in bed at least 15 - 20 mins stating who you are and who you desire to be. Set your goals for the day and live from that perspective.
Do this religiously and witness the truth.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your loved ones. St. Patrick was an extraordinary saint who, according to "Confessio," was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. During captivity he developed and strengthened his relationship with God. After the six years of captivity he had a vision telling him to return to his home where he continued to immerse himself in the teachings of Christ. A few years later he received another vision to return to Ireland to help the people. Maybe, in the beginning, he did not know why such a horrific situation such as slavery should be brought upon him, but when we look deeper we see that it was a divine act, for St. Patrick brought to the people of Ireland the true teachings of Christ. He taught the Irish people that the Kingdom of God was within them and could not be found anywhere outside of themselves. He brought Jesus' true teachings to the people as we are all called to do. When we're celebrating today let's remember the true teachings of St. Patrick and reflect on the God within us. Let's remember who we truly are and why we have come.
When you find yourself seeking the approval of others, whether it be the approval, or recognition, of a parent, a spouse, a friend, an employer, a coworker etc., realize that it is a false desire. The true desire that is hidden beneath this false desire of approval is the true desire to be one with God. It is God's love we ultimately all seek on a deeper level of our being. We, as humans, have perverted this true desire into seeking recognition and approval in this world. So, when you catch yourself doing, saying, thinking or being something that is in line with seeking approval from that which is outside of God remind yourself that it is untrue, remind yourself that it is God you seek, and then realize that you do not need to do anything in order to receive God's unconditional love. He adores you, for he sees you as you truly are.
Happy Martin Luther King Day to you and your loved ones. Martin Luther King is a symbol of equal rights, of freedom, not just for blacks but for all people of this world - no matter the color of their skin. He preached equal rights for the blacks but on a deeper level he preached freedom of the mind. Freedom to think the thoughts of the part of ourselves that is of God. Thinking from the point of view of God is where true freedom lies. When we freely think from God and get rid of the beam in our own eyes then we can truly see each other as children of God and not what we are on the outside, which has no baring on our true identity. Martin Luther King saw this and he knew this on every level of his being. He was the Light of God as we ALL are. Freedom to think will truly set us free, will truly strip us of all thoughts of inequality. No one can set us free but ourselves. No one can make us feel equal but ourselves. We must not rely on others to free us of our imagined problems or we will bind ourselves to them. We were all born free and equal, and we are all free and equal now. God offers us freedom. It is our choice to accept it. Together, let's set ourselves free from all of our problems, all of our hate, anger, jealousy, envy, pride and all negative emotions towards ourselves and each other. When we do this we will understand what true equality is from the point of view of God.
No one can harm you when you are sealed in the Light of God.
If we can think and talk constantly about politics, the latest news, celebrities, food, music, movies, the most popular shows and all the other things of this world then we should also, and more importantly, be thinking and talking constantly about God. Praying without ceasing is just that. And why is it more beneficial to think and talk constantly about God then about the madness in this world? Well, because when we pray without ceasing God works, God answers, God manifests, God rejoices, God fulfills desires, God loves, God lives, God has an outlet to bring the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth. Pray without ceasing.
When we pray intently, and invoke the Light of God, sometimes we see things happen that we do not like. We say, "But I was praying for good things. Why am I seeing so many bad things? Is this my fault?" No, it is not your fault. Sometimes when we pray and invoke the Light of God the darkness shows itself and challenges us. Our prayers flush the darkness out. Do not stop praying. Allow God to do his work the way in which he sees fit. It is our job to be the instrument for his Light to flow through so that he can do his work. Rest assured that your prayers matter.