One of the greatest gifts God can bestow upon us is the gift of being able to exercise non-reaction. This is one of the most challenging gifts to master. To be able to see something you dislike and not react. To be able to hear something you dislike and not react. To be able to read something you dislike and not react. To be able to not react when someone does something you do not like. I consider all of the above tests given to me to overcome my lower self. The part of me that is less than the God within me; the Spirit that I AM. In these times, I stop and breath deeply so as to invite the Holy Spirit into my being to cleanse the negativity that tries to take hold of and disturb my core. I call out Jesus’ name and invite him into my being to wash me clean. I call upon Mother Mary to flood me with her Unconditional Love. And then I relax and realize that I AM More than the emotion of negativity. I AM Pure Love and love is what I choose to emanate.
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.
Have you ever asked yourself why there are those who would have us believe that we (Christians) are dwindling in number? Have you ever asked yourself why there are those who try to convince us Christianity is falling apart, that the church is falling apart? Have you ever asked yourself why there are those who choose to laugh at us when we turn to prayer? Why do they mock us and our beliefs? Why do they roll their eyes at us when we talk about God or shrug when we mention the power of Jesus and our faith?
There are those who seek to destroy our faith and our mission and make us feel like things are falling apart etc. Why? Because they fear us. They know, more than we do, the power we hold and the power of prayer. They know that united we are a force to be reckoned with.
Do you realize, brothers and sisters, that we have the power to change the course of this world, that we have the power to wipe out poverty, crime and all negative forces? They realize this, do you?
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.
As children of God, we all have an innate desire to alleviate suffering. On a deeper level, we all know that we are brothers and sisters and so when we see someone in pain, crying, sad or depressed we seek to comfort. We seek to give them relief from their troubles, yet as followers of Christ we must now bring this desire higher and begin to assist our brothers and sisters in transcending suffering. If we offer to merely alleviate their suffering then we have not done them nor God justice. How do we assist them in transcending their suffering? We explain to them who they truly are in a way in which they are ready to hear it. Not every one is at the same level of awareness so it is your job to assess where they are and then teach them from there. When you assist your brothers and sisters in knowing who they truly are you have given them the only knowledge that is necessary to permanently end their suffering. You have set them on the true path of healing.
There is too much hate and anger in the world today. Brother against brother. Sister against sister. We have lost our way and have given in to our emotions. We are overly sensitive. We are believing that we can be hurt by what others say or do, yet it is our ignorance of who we truly are that keeps us tied to this perverted belief. No one can hurt us by word or deed. We are invulnerable to attack when we practice defenselessness. When we are defensive we are attacked. When you read, hear or see something that disturbs your core take a deep breath and turn to your God for the truth. Practice non-reaction. When you refrain from reacting you put yourself in a position to forgive. From this state you will find freedom.
Prayers are beams of light that flood forth into the heart of our Creator. The stronger the will of the prayerful the more powerful the beam of light, thus the more effective the answer. When many pray in unison the beam of light is magnified; the results are bountiful. Many have prayed for the salvation of our brothers and sisters, our world and ourselves. Our Creator has heard our cries. Our Creator is answering as we live and breathe. Be aware of the shift that is taking place before your eyes. We are rising upward into the Light of God. Are you ready?
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.
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.
God heals all. When God fully flows through our vessel it heals all ailments of the mind and body. It overwhelms the dark forces that reside within and consumes and transmutes them back into the light of God on contact. There is no struggle in this process for God is all powerful and does not lament over anything that is presented to it. It merely is and continues on. There is no other but God and at the point we begin to believe there is something outside of God, outside of ourselves, that exists that is the moment when we gradually begin to lose sight of the truth. Always remembering that God is real, we stand strong in the face of what we see as hardship. We know that this hardship, whatever form it takes, is unreal and thus we shrug it aside and seek God’s comfort in that moment acknowledging the truth.
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.
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.
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 in doubt of what to think about or if you're just idling and waiting for something to happen think about God. Actually, God is the only subject worth thinking about. Everything else pales in comparison, for what else can you think about that will strengthen you at the very core of your being?