Some take-aways I put together from a recent talk by Pastor James MacDonald. No life partner? All the better to learn these lessons now.
Some take-aways I put together from a recent talk by Pastor James MacDonald. No life partner? All the better to learn these lessons now.
How we love our fellow man is of much more importance than most other love we develop. Second only to our love and desire for God – our true mother/father; and our soulmate.
Hi darling. I have been inspired to put pen to paper once again (or it’s electronic equivalent ) in an effort to make more obvious things that I believe and that I feel can also be of benefit to you.
The reason that I think it is hard, frustrating, or whatever arises, when we get together with our families is because we live in patterns from our childhoods that we know are not loving so we never give up trying to get the love right.
Unfortunately we don’t really have a plan about how we’re going to do that so we revert back to the same behaviours with the same results. They get worse over time because the universe is also involved in the process and more and more intense situations will often yield a movement of some kind. Not the best way to go about it but it is the usual way.
Having expectations of someone else and even ourselves is also adding to the unlovingness of the situation but we all do that as well.
Just so you know, I firmly believe it’s best dealt with by going with the emotion and express it until it’s conclusion and ultimately release it. You will travel often from rage or anger to grief and/or fear. Direct it outwards but not at anyone… even if the cause of your angst is sitting right in front of you. (Of course you can mention the issue…. “you know mum, you have never loved me “, etc. )
I have these things as well with my parents and siblings. Issue after issue keeps rearing it’s ugly head and I push it aside believing in my “soul” – otherwise I’d do it differently – that discussing it is only bringing up things that are better left buried. The universe (to me that’s God) doesn’t think so, that’s why the same issues remain in my experience.
Our dreams and sometimes sleepstate experiences can help us realise the issues that we are trying to bury. The problem is we can’t ever really bury them. Only kick a bit of dirt on them which tends to make them more agrivated the next time they come up. Sure, we get better at our facade to hide them but that’s just the face of it… not the guts. They will spew out or make this physical vessel not so well.
You can try to keep a dream journal. (I keep telling myself to do that as well.)
Do you see how our patterns can hold us back from our progression?
I see you working on your progression and I think you are very brave. The problem ones are the early early childhood experiences and inherited emotions that you don’t have a developed memory of because of your age when they occurred and the fact that some may not be yours. You’ve just built on them and you can’t even understand why or where they’ve come from. That’s why you can’t do this intellectually, it has to be emotionally.
Listen to the messages from people around you… There are clues everywhere. If you think it’s a loving message… and I’m not talking about an addictive false-praising, manipulative or co-dependant message… then think more on it. I also pray to God for guidance and ask my spirit friends and guides for assistance… but that’s me.
A loving message might be “you need to look after yourself “. A manipulative/co-dependent message might be “don’t listen to them, you deserve a drink. ”
The first one seems like judgement, and the second one seems caring. However, the first is simply a fact and the second doesn’t really help at all even though it would appear to be supportive.
Anyway I’ll finish off there and know that I appreciate your frankness and care that you show. I see your humility shining through and feel that humility will be the thing that keeps you open to learning more and progressing in the most positive way.
It pains me to know that our lives can impact yours greatly but I can only reiterate my sentiments again that no good can be achieved from upsetting yourself with things outside of your “control” (if I can use that word!) – outside of yourself. That doesn’t mean to push down the emotions when they come up but ask why they have come up at this time, in this situation. Relate it back or at least just feel through it. Magic will happen.
Life is ebbing and flowing as it always will and pushing against it is useless my dear. This is where being in situations in families can help to show where the blockages are to your flow.
All my love that I am capable of today I send to you. Xxx
Hello my darling. I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration you are to me and how you never cease to challenge and delight me with your spirit. You have again helped me to see things in a new and better light; and have helped to uplift my soul to a new level.
Not wishing to trigger you, but, my prayers were answers over the last week as I have been asking to be shown ways that I can help my children move through the many situations and troubling emotions they feel.
I just wasn’t prepared for the answer. The answer never comes in a pretty package, wrapped in the finest ribbon as we would like, because the issues come from a place of, I’m going to say, ‘sin’ – sin meaning ‘missing the mark’ in the pure sense of the word. ‘Missing the mark of love’ in this context.
So, if you take your example of a tree falling in the forest. I’m sure you will agree it IS felt throughout the universe with or without any physical knowledge of the event. That is how I see how I am able to assist in the area of helping you guys navigate through life.
I can stand in front of the tree and try to stop it falling; I can develop an elaborate system of supporting the tree; I can deny that the tree is in danger of falling, or has fallen; I can watch as the tree slowly but surely is destroyed by circumstances surrounding it; or I can do the only real thing that will assist the tree in maintaining it’s beautiful existence in the long term. I can look at me and see how I am contributing to it’s demise. Then I can take the appropriate measures to do all that I can to correct those things that are in error in me. In that way I will be able to be a part of the solution to its survival and growth in the most effective way.
You have shown me that we are all connected and there is not just one person required to save the tree. I had thought that I could push on and in the end save ‘our’ world. No, we need to help each other to reach that place where we can feel sure that we are a part of something bigger and that we are being supported, admired and applauded. The rest is automatic.
You are one of my favourite trees, and I will do everything that I can to assist you and your desires.
So thank you for being the wonderful person that you are as we share in love together.
Your, growing in humility, mother.
Congratulations on the discovery of your talent. Working with others in an inspired way towards a harmonious universe.
More work is yet to be done on connecting to emotions in the most thorough way. Finding within yourself the necessary allowance will greatly benefit your soul progress. ‘Little by little’ is the current allowance. ‘To the ends of the earth!’ is the desired position.
Many are developing along these lines and many more will join. You can look forward to easier, and more, opportunities to engage passions and ideas, and experience more acceptance about that which you speak.
Compassion for what is talked about as ‘facades’ is a way to assist those in such a state – as all are to various degrees; and a prayer to God can greatly assist the general demeanor around that area. Prayer for God’s Love
Life is not meant to be such a chore as is being experienced by so many on earth. Life as a human being should be such as a child. Joyful, playful, inquisitive and astonishing. The existence many are experiencing is a more hellish lifestyle. Impure, false and misleading. Unfriendly to most – even to the person themselves.
Love for your soulmate; the other half of your soul, is a worthwhile pursuit and, in fact, a necessary desire for you to have in the larger picture of ‘all that is’.
God is adoring of all of her children and does not possess any form of sadness, that you may presume is felt, in relation to your activities. She knows that hitting the mark of love is a learning curve and is why we’re here. We’re here to experience with others all levels of love.
When the masks are lifted; everyone shows their cards, all is revealed and we will be astounded by what is uncovered in the grand unveiling of who you really are.
Nothing can be as inspiring as the truth of you, and the mountains you can climb in your endeavours as the greatest of God’s creations.
In love and with much rejoicing for your arrival to the path of least resistance and beyond.
Life’s an experience
I’m sure that you know
But how do we continue to grow?
By living a life
So live it right now
Not tomorrow or Wednesday
Right now that is how
How to be free from the concerns that we show?
They really really really must go
They ground us and hold us
From greater pursuits
They even can have us all dressed up in suits!
Suits to suit others
Not ours at all
When will we ever remember the call
The call to our greatness
That’s really all
This time like no-other
Can help you relate
To having a go at the things that can’t date
Like laughing and crying
And smiling too
These are worthwhile things to pursue
Take a look at a child
And then you will know
This is the very thing we should sow
Sow in some fun
Some happiness and love
Mix it all in
And don’t use a glove!
Get down and get dirty
From this day till the next
Then maybe we won’t be so perplexed
Please will you tell me
The man did persue
The answer to this very perplexing a-do
Why does a dog
Continue to drive
With its head out the window
And get bugs in its eyes
The answer is simple
And I’ll relate it to you
Thank you for asking
Now this is my view
When a spirit arrives
And comes fully alive
The very experience is worth all of that jive
Anticipation and more.
No matter the issues, the problems or size
I’m sure you agree with my whys
What are a few
Bugs in the eyes?!
Through my filters……
Although it could be considered as one person’s journey, a journey is assisted by many souls of varying conditions and relevant to that person’s desires and condition.
I, Swedenborg, became a seeker, an allower, a transcriber, a soul seeking truth.
Because I was a scientist it was easy for me to make the correlation and transition from spiritual to factual. Now, allowing for the word of God openly, it would appear that I had suddenly transformed. However I would consider it an allowing, a release from the structured education I had received throughout my life to that point.
We are all children in fact, and all of God’s concepts and laws are created so that all can interpret and see no matter their age or condition.
The activities during my waking hours was a catalyst to the dreams and experiences that I was having in the spirit world.
Because I didn’t know what was happening I remained open and inquisitive to unfoldings that were happening for me and around me.
No. 10 – Sweating
The stuckness came from more earthbound knowledge not allowing the insights I was having to be accepted fully. My bodily form was reacting in it’s way to the conflict that was happening.
Temptation is an accurate word to describe the struggle of my earthly addictions and those I was learning from my spirit friends.
The struggle was, as I now know, a prayer to God. Forgiveness begins with ourselves and then easily extends to others through humility and releasing of the established tendencies of worship to learned knowledge; and the making irrelevant of our feelings. As I have always been pursuant of my desires, I had no trouble in the aspect of wishing (asking) for knowledge and instruction. Feeling on the other hand was an area of the unknown to the mind and a larger pursuit at that time. Makes you sweat and more!
No. 9 Weeping
Weeping is the further release of emotions that lay dormant and even unknown throughout my existence.
The other life to which I refer is the life of the spirit world. What seemed at the time to be the kingdom of heaven opened up, and continues to open up, to experiences and creations of profound understatement in those writings of times past. This situation has been made available to all of the souls that God has created. The situation of creating places/dimensions that perfectly match our current condition of love. The release of emotions – sometimes weeping – is the way to ascend the dimensions and become a soul of a higher and higher love condition with the explicit goal of becoming at-one with God. A state, we can only estimate, that will forever continue to grow, infinitely and forever.
Henceforth, not all souls find themselves in a place of pure upliftment but can be transgressed to the place that matches their condition of love. Hellish-like places that can leave those souls believing that the ‘God bashes’ were right after all and their after-life will be spent in such places as our minds could only fear.
It is unfortunate that the human condition and teachings often leads us to believe that God has not created for us the means to transcend a condition that would place us in these dimensions – which we have created for ourselves through the very mechanism that assists us to rise to higher dimensions. At no time is there not another being ready to assist us with more relevant information to the raising of our condition and therefore place of existing in in this unknown area of our experience.
I would like all to know that all are worthy, there are none who are unworthy. God created us all the same with the exception of our areas of interests – our personalities. He also gave us all free-will which inevitably gets us into trouble, but which is a way of learning that is far in exceedance to any other I have witnessed or participated in. Once we realise the power of this gift from God, we will surely make use of it in more loving and caring ways than has been our tendency in the past. It’s not a big step, really. We all know what is right and what is wrong, instinctively. We don’t always choose wisely because of injuries to our souls we have sustained along the way and from injuries, in fact, inherited from a steady stream of injuries in those who care for us from the start of our journey.
No. 8 Involuntary Thoughts
Everyone can do/does this.
No. 7 Seeing The Dead
The reasons for delays in communication occur when we are not ready for the answers. Some of this information was not directly from my relatives as I had determined at the time, but from other spirits sometimes presenting themselves as my relative with the intention of delivering their message to humanity through me. This occurs because of the condition of the person receiving the message, in this case myself, and the sympathic emotion of the spirit delivering the message. It has been my experience that people in the spirit world often believe that they have all of the answers, as we do so here on earth, yet often miss the mark of God’s Truth and therefore not as pure as we would desire.
No. 6 Double thoughts
Thoughts are dropped into our heads/brains/mind from various beings and mingle with our own. I was aware that the thoughts that I was experiencing at that time were not in alignment with the Truths that I had begun to realise. This happens when we begin the process of awakening (as some would call it) by spirits in a lesser condition wishing to hamper our progress for any number of reasons.
“Through Jesus Christ for the Lord” is the more accurate of the two stances I have espoused. Of course, my conviction now is that Jesus ‘Christ’ (a person who has been Christed/at-one with God) is the son of God as we also are sons and daughters of God. The title of Lord is a redundant term and is not in line with the structure of the relationship that exists. We are all children of God and He/She is our parent. ‘He/She’ as She has, within her personality, male and female qualities of which we also do to varying degrees.
No. 5 Gladness
No. 4 The usual tremors/chills
The trembling is the releasing of fears.
No. 3 Prostrated
No. 2 Pretanatural sleep
No. 1 Shuddering
The body in the human form is the expression of our spiritual and our spirit bodies experiences.
The majority of these experiences were with lower level spirits and not with the higher level and celestial beings with whom I am now acquainted. Again a reflection of my current level of development from the state of love.
Although I was also acquainted with spirits in a higher condition, my fears would often keep me in a place of destruction.
It is most important that the greatest consideration is to be given to our soul which envelops our spirit and human bodies without form. It is the pure form that God created and allowed for the placement into the bodies that we don as us. The experiencing and releasing of emotions that have harmed our souls and continue to create our experiences by attracting to us, often, things unwanted yet enlightening in their nature. The thing is to take notice, do not resist, feel the emotions they invoke – cry, scream, shiver, punch, kick, whatever it takes (just not at or to another soul) and release all errors and injuries to the soul to experience upliftment that you cannot imagine.
It is furthermore relevant to note that due to the vibrational effect, the betterment of your own soul will have a powerful effect on all and everything in the universe.
Shake, rattle and roll!
In the darkest of our hours
In the ever changing light
Let God’s Love embrace you
Let His guidance be your sight
Among all the struggling souls
On this world and the next
Let God’s Grace restore you
From all things hexed
There is within our being
A light that shines forlorn
Waiting for the wisdom within us
To be nurtured and reborn
In every ounce of trouble
There’s a clue to who we are
Leading onto greatness
That’s so near and yet so far
I invite the ever present
I invite the yet unclear
I invite the many masters
To stay close and to be near
Let’s kick this evolution
That we all can feel is naught
Not conducive to the outcome
For which we have been taught
It’s just a fleeting moment
It’s coming to that place
Where we can all delight
In all things that we face
Face off bad emotions
Kick them firmly out the door
Don’t let them keep us bounded
To things we want no more
Let us prepare the welcome;
Realise our sin;
Put a smile upon our dial;
And Let God In!
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