Faith is the ability to hold in your mind the immaculate concept of that which you desire. Together, let's have faith in a better world for ourselves and all of our brothers and sisters.
The perspective of God needs to be brought into the conversation of politics and on the news. We are inundated with the views of the left and the views of the right, but what about the views of God, which is the only perspective that truly matters?
We all have the tendency to look outside of ourselves for answers. When we want to know the truth about something we research it on the internet, we pull articles that are in agreement with our beliefs, we look to the news, our neighbors, our friends and family, yet, the only truth we will ever need to know comes from going within, as Jesus taught us. If you want to know the truth about something, whether it be something someone else said, an article, a news program, or anything else, read it, listen to it, then go within and ask for the real truth. This is the only way we can set ourselves free.
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.
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.
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.
There are no random acts. God, the Universe, is organized. Things happen for a reason, therefore, if we desire to know the truth behind any given situation we must look for the cause and not at the effect. There are no secrets with God. All that you desire to know is readily available to you and must be revealed when asked. The key is to go within, ask, and then patiently wait for an answer. Do not ask your question in judgement of anyone or anything. The question must be asked from the heart and with love and understanding and must not be asked for the purpose of condemnation. God does not condemn nor judge and thus if we are to be like God, and shine our light, then we must not condemn nor judge. You will receive your answer and you will know that the answer you receive is the truth by the way it makes you feel, for when you are in the state of consciousness that Jesus attained then you have the clear understanding of how and why things happen and thus your heart will be set at ease.
Each and every one of you is ordained by the God within to come up higher, to do great things in this world, and I am not talking about the profession you choose, instead, I am talking about coming up higher in the awareness of who you truly are so that you can be the example that Jesus was when he walked the earth. This is a tall order but if you are reading this then you are one of the chosen ones that must begin to be more than what you perceive yourself to be at this moment in time. You are a Spiritual being in a human body who has come here to attain Christhood as Jesus did, here to bring the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth, thus showing your Spiritual brothers and sisters how to do the same. This I know for sure.
At some point on our journey to Christhood, and better now than later, we must begin to expose the un-Godly parts of ourselves, the unworthy thoughts and feelings we harbor towards our Spiritual brothers and sisters and ourselves, the hate, the anger, the depression, the sadness, the jealousy, envy, shame and all other negative emotions. We must begin to pluck them from our being so that we can begin to be truly free and walk this earth with the mind-set that Jesus attained. This is true freedom.
The door is open. It is time for you to enter. Enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Embrace who you truly are. Begin to BE. Begin to realize your true power. Today is your day.
It is up to us as adults to instill in our children that they are Spiritual beings from the onset and not merely human beings. We all come from God and are expressions of God. They need a foundation to work from and the best foundation and the ONLY real foundation is that they are rooted in God. When they know this they will feel more stable in this world of chaos where so many false ideas are thrown at them everyday. Do not let the false gods of this world, which live in the media, entertainment, traditional religion, corporate and political arenas, tell our children who they are and where they come from. The Truth is God. There is no other Truth.
Our Lord's Prayer, the "Our Father," is such an important and revealing prayer of what Christ wanted us to embrace. How many of us have said this prayer without truly understanding what it means? I have recited it many times in the past and did not fully grasp what it meant. Below is my interpretation of the "Our Father." Please enjoy. Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
The above verse calls out to, and addresses, God as our Father and praises its name, for there is only one supreme God that embraces us all with an unwavering love.
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
The above verse invokes God's Kingdom (God's world. God's life) into our lives and when it comes, by our impelling of it, God's will of all good is to manifest in our experience on earth as it is in Heaven - Heaven is perfection and all good, and thus this perfection and all good is to manifest in our lives on earth - right here, right now.
Give us this day
Our daily Bread
The above verse states that God provide for all of our needs - food, clothing, shelter etc., for God is the source of all of our desires. When we begin to rely on God as our source for all that we need on earth then it begins to show up in our lives. With consistent and persistent command of our good, God will unleash its bounty in all areas of our lives and you will be self-sustained. This requires trust, faith, persistence, strength of will and steadfastness to God.
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
The above verse states that God forgive the mistakes we have made in our lives as we forgive others who may have hurt us in some way. God forgives instantly. It is us who holds on to the wrong doing. It is important to remember that when something goes wrong in our lives forgiveness of ourselves and others is inevitably healing. When we forgive we cleanse our minds and bodies and begin a new. All is washed away and we can move forward. It is also important to remember to forget as we forgive, for if we hold a grudge or we continue to unearth what we have forgiven then we have not truly forgiven. Forgetfulness is key, as well.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from Evil.
The above verse states that God shield us and guide us from and away from the mis-creations of Humanity - to raise us up into God consciousness where all is Love and Light. This we accomplish by focusing and putting our attention only on God. When our attention is on God then we are not drawn into the mistakes of Humanity. These mistakes are disguised in our Media, TV shows, Music, Books, in the lives of others etc. If we focus on the drudgery of life and the faulty ideas of others that are fed to us in every moment of our public and private lives, we become pulled down into darkness, our minds become cluttered, we become overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, negative and lose sight of what's important - God.
The most gratifying practice we can indulge in daily that will lift us up is the focusing of our attention on the God within, the Universe, for it is the only true and permanent power available to all of us that will set us free, if we would only give it our undivided attention and make it the most important thing in our lives.
Stay focused on the God within. You are safe.
Make it a habit to exercise your true power everyday. Your true power is your power to choose your thoughts. The power to think positively, optimistically, joyfully, to think of only that which you desire, to think of the good that surrounds you. Take 15 minutes a day to think deliberately about what you want. Set your timer and for 15 minutes only think of the good. Just like you exercise your legs, arms etc. begin to take time to exercise your mind. This 15 minutes of deliberately focusing on the good will lift you up and will open the flood gates to all that you desire. It works. Trust me.
"..and the truth shall set you free." What is the truth? The truth is that you are worthy of all that you desire. The truth is that you are prosperous, you are healthy, you are happy, you are joyful, you are plentiful, you are what ever you want to be in the moment you want to be it. Remember the truth and all that you desire will come into fruition. This I know for sure.
A few days ago we discussed starting a sentence with "I love" or "I want" when you're not feeling your best. I gave examples of "I love." Today I want to give examples of starting a sentence with "I want." In any moment, you choose which start feels good to you and have fun with it. Say it with zest, but if you are not feeling zestful, don't worry, just begin and you will get there. Let's begin, "I want to feel good. I want to feel my joy. I want to feel alive. I want to feel radiant. I want to feel eager. I want to feel unstoppable. I want to feel on top of the world. I want to feel excited. I want to love my life. I want to smile. I want to laugh. I want to be joyful. I want to love. I want to scream at the top of my lungs with utter joy !" Continue until you're feeling relief and enjoy it. Do it often. Be consistent, never look back, always look forward. Try it!
The condition of poor or lack is just a thought. Change the thought and you change your circumstances. We are all born with the one tool that will make us successful or not and that is our mind, our thought - whether we start out in life rich or poor, it does not matter. When we use our minds, our thoughts, wisely we will receive all that our heart desires with ease and joy.
Often times we carry the burden of "making" the things we want come to be when in fact it is none of our concern as to how all things that we desire will come to pass. It is solely our concern to feel joy and eagerness at its arrival and to continue on with our day to day activities free of worry.
Say this mini-prayer often and let all that you desire come into fruition.
"I let go and let God do what I could not do with an army of me."
excerpt from: Prayers for Everyone: Strength
The more rules and regulations we impose on society, the more criminals we create. Cultivating trust is the only way we will rid ourselves of this ever growing plague. When we come to realize who we really are, there is no fear. There is only love, trust, respect, appreciation and understanding of all that surrounds us. Today, and everyday, let's choose to cultivate trust in ourselves and in the God within, the Universe.
As we all know, our minds can often go places we don't want it to go. If we let it run rampant, we will soon find ourselves in a place of self-pity, loathing, hate, guilt and all the emotions we classify as "bad." Because of this, we must take responsibility for our thoughts and create a switch. A switch is something that turns something on or off - as in a light switch. In this case you are creating a mental switch. Think of a serene, joyful scene or person and create a short but powerful story. Practice this switch in your head often so that it becomes natural. Whenever you find yourself in a thought you do not like turn your switch on immediately. Begin to think of that beautiful scene, person etc. and milk it, add to the story, go off into that story and never look back. You will find that you can't even remember what you were thinking of before you switched the switch. Enjoy your journey to wholeness.