Universal Reading 16 September through 22 September 2019 Jesus is My Hero

Loving Words from Jesus by DV Read by Debra Yvonne Simmons

I drew the cards and then felt impressed that there was more that needed to be said. I dropped six cards and will be reading them as well. Maybe I just needed to hear them. I love the scriptures!!!

Ask, and it shall be given you. Matthew 7:7

What do you think about? Are you the master of your thoughts? You can have thoughts go through your head but which ones do you grab a hold of? As part of God, we have the ability to create. Being aware that you can choose your thoughts and that this can direct your life into a place of hardship or a place of joy is important.

The verse continues, “Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” I have asked for answers and I have found them. They are answers that bring me peace in the midst of chaos. I have joy that sustains me so that circumstances do not overwhelm me. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11

The good shepherd. How many people are there in the world? How many are lost? How many need guidance? I used to accept the common understanding of this passage, that Jesus alone was the good shepherd.

Jesus knew of our unity, our oneness, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He also knew the unreality of death. The shepherd giving his life was a metaphor for the willingness to observe the challenges and suffering of others and to have compassion to relieve it, as much as you are able. We are all in this together, but more than that we are all one. Another cannot be lost or suffering without all of us being lost.

We are each shepherds to those that we come in contact with. We share the witness of their divinity in our recognition of them. He was teaching us the attributes of our true selves, not of him alone.

He came to teach us who we are. Gratitude and forgiveness of the error is our gift to our flock. “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” Mistakes are made in the place of illusion and separation. But mistakes will be corrected. They are basically of no consequence. How can they be when they were brought about by confusion and not in knowledge?

Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. Mark 4:11

These are words Jesus said to his disciples. The verse continues, “but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.” We have been taught that this was so that confusion would be had among those who were not disciples.

I do not accept this. The parables still contain the truth. And it is done in a story which is one of the best teachers because it can be absorbed and remembered best.

Verse 13, Know ye not this parable? And how then, shall ye know all parables? The parable in question was the sower of the seed. Jesus was explaining the concept of ask and it is given. Our hearts and minds need to be receptive to eternal or they will not seem to have an effect.

Mind you, eternal truths are eternal truths. Our belief in them does not alter them in any way. What is given to humanity is the ability to receive a remembrance of the eternal truths that always have and always will be in place, regardless of their refusing to see them.

We end up being disciples of Jesus, not because he is above us, but because we accept the Atonement as he has and share the remembrance of it with all we come in contact with as he does. Preaching does not do it. Knowing it does. It is something that is experienced like turning on a light that dispels the darkness. This is why ACIM says it is not a doing thing. Instead, it is a being thing.

We become as Jesus is. Aware of our oneness with Father, Christ, and aware of the oneness we share with each other.

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20

This sentence is not like our marriage vows that says “Till death do us part”. It is a declaration of our unity that is not being brought about but rather, simply is and always will be, even past the time when what we now recognize as the world has disappeared. All things will become new.

This is recognized as stated in verse 19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Baptism symbolizes the rebirth or awakening to the reality that we are one with God. It is not a washing away of filth from sin, but an awakening from the error of separation.

It is meant to be a loving reunion not a burden one carries for life in the name of the cross. There is only the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Peacemakers. Those who acknowledge the Atonement within themselves and by this share it with the world. They, in fact, recognize themselves as children of God.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

The verse begins, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”

No one will be given by the Holy Spirit what they fear. Truth will not be delivered to you as long as it makes you fearful. This is what has kept humanity locked in time for so long. It is also the concept that will shorten time and remove time.

This is not only a gift and endearment. It is a prerequisite to receiving your inheritance. I would even go as far as to say that without honoring the meaning of this verse, the two “greatest commandments” (to love God with all thy heart, might, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself) are impossible.

I know that many believe that they love God and neighbor, but if fear is greater than peace; it is false.

This is very much in line with the concept that like attracts like.

God IS. It is the only truth that is iron clad. In that understanding is our peace, not as the world gives it.

Jesus could share this peace with us because, unlike the rest of us who have fear, it was absent in Jesus’ make-up. He simply knows that Christ is his Father as well as yours and mine.

My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. John 6:32

Do not be misled by the traditional teachings of this phrase. One must look at all of the teachings and walk the walk of them to know that he speaks as our brother, not as one who is of a different heritage than we are.

He simply speaks in the first person. What Moses gave to the people for bread sustained the body. What Jesus shared with us is that an understanding of who we truly are as children of God helps us to recognize that we would have to be eternal (and perfect), even as our Father is.

It is knowledge that gives us eternal life and that is the fruit/bread of the Holy Spirit.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21

In full the verse reads: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” This is from the parable of the talents.

Symbolically speaking what we want to be faithful over is watching our thoughts. When we can master our thoughts so that, regardless of what is going on to ourselves or others we can be at peace and know that God is behind it all, we will have the joy of the Jesus.

He was the master of his thoughts. Not because he was better than us. Because he did not know what fear was, or guilt or conflict of mind.

Everything in the world and every situation is there to show us Christ and to show us what is real and what simply could not be, including death. It is our choice when we will be willing to receive this understanding. We will receive it, there is no doubt about that.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

This is the wonderful verse that backs up everything that the Law of Attraction teaches. You are of God. God IS. Period. Seek to accept this. Rid yourself of the fears, doubts, and shame that keep you from this. Your joy and happiness are your Father’s delight.

I think one of the biggest challenges that face humanity is understanding that it is Christ who is our Father and not His Father. That would be our grandfather in linear terms. There is no time though, in truth. Our Father, Christ is an extension of His Father, God. We are an extension of Our Father, Christ. Jesus is included in the We.

Christ has received all that His Father has. And he delights in giving us the same thing. Be still and know that you are of God.

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

This is the story of Tabitha, the daughter of a nobleman of the time (the ruler of the synagogue) who was dead. Her father had come to Jesus to heal her and he was told by his servants that she had died. This phrase is Jesus’ response to the news that she had died to her father. Then he went to the house and raised her from the dead.

We want certain things in our lives. How many times do we tell God (or the Universe) the particulars; the timing, the size, shape, color? It is the timing that gets us messed up the most. Size, shape, and color is known as soon as we desire it. And it waits till we are truly ready and willing to receive it.

I mean that literally. Jesus had confidence and he had something else. He has access to a plan that was put into place as soon as the confusion/Fall/creation of Christ occurred. It confuses the rest of us here.

You and I have the ability to understand that the traumas and challenges of this world are not real. I know there are many who think that is impossible. There are many more that are open to that idea and many more are being born everyday with the understanding closer to the surface of their consciousness.

I repeat the words of Jesus: Ask, and it shall be given unto you. Be not afraid, only believe.

This got lengthy but what a beautiful circular message it contains.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Day 34 Urtext ACIM pg. 30 and 31 Spirit First Then The Body; Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God

Please bring a prayer and the Holy Spirit with you. Text is bold type, my comments are asterixis.

All actions which stem from reverse thinking are literally the behavioral expressions of those who know not what they do.

*Hence, the prayer of Jesus, “Forgive them for what they do.” Could that not be said for most of life’s experiences? This world is built on body protection and survival. Its focus needs to change to the witness of spirit survival and thriving.

Actually, Jean Dixon was right in her emphasis on “Feet on the ground & fingertips in the Heaven,” though she was a bit too literal for your kind of understanding. Many people knew exactly what she meant, so her statement was the right miracle for them.

*Helen’s clinical and scientific mind did not like the esoteric. Bill was more willing to give it some possibility of credibility. Jesus taught “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…”. Jean Dixon’s comment would resonate with this as well.

For you and Bill, it would be better to consider the concept in terms of reliability & validity.

*Do they accept the concept? Have they tested and proven following the Spirit? No, Jesus is speaking about what they have tested which is the reverse thinking concepts or those that come from the body image first and do not put the spiritual personage first.

A rigid orientation can be extremely reliable, even if it IS upside down.

*This form is time tested by tradition and culture. It is reliable, but is it valid?

In fact, the more consistently upside down it is, the more reliable it is, because consistency always held up better mathematically than test-re-test comparisons, which were ALWAYS on shaky ground.

*This suggests the reason prophets have said that there would be an Armageddon is because of the psychological shake up that we will be going through. We want to have faith in God and in ourselves as we walk on the shaky ground so that we can “get our feet under ourselves”.

You can check this against Jack’s notes if you wish, but I assure you its true. Split-half reliability is statistically a MUCH stronger approach. The reason for this is that correlation which is the technique applied to test-re-test comparisons, measures only the EXTENT OF association, and does not consider the Direction at all.

But two halves of the same thing MUST go in the same direction, if there is to be accuracy of measurement. This simple statement is really the principle on which split half reliability, a means of estimating INTERNAL consistency, rests.

Note, however, that both approaches leave out a very important dimension. Internal consistency criteria disregard time, because the focus is on one-time measurements. Test/retest comparisons are BASED on time intervals, but they disregard direction.

It is possible, of course, to use both, by establishing internal consistency AND stability over time. You will remember that Jack once told his class that the more sophisticated statisticians are concentrating more and more on reliability, rather than validity.

The rationale for this, as he said, was that a reliable instrument DOES measure something. He also said, however, that validity is still the ultimate goal, which reliability can only serve.

*This is a good example of Jesus being willing to use terminology and the language of the individual he is teaching.

*Note the last statement that validity is still the ultimate goal, which reliability can only serve. So, even if everyone is doing it, that alone does not prove a truth. Where have we heard that before?

*Next week we get to talk about sex, YES! I actually did the lesson to work out what I was experiencing in working through this part of the text. I do not want to make the reading for my readers too great though, so I will leave it for next week. It’s good stuff!

Till next time, God bless, Namaste

Universal Reading 9 September through 15 September 2019 Possibilities

Please bring the Holy Spirit with you to this reading however you define him. I will be sharing some of my thoughts on Abraham’s teaching. I agree with much and have reservations about some of their use of the language.

Using Well-Being Cards by Abraham-Hicks, read by Debra Yvonne Simmons, card info in bold print.

No one else needs to KNOW this. It is not necessary for even one other person to understand these Laws of the Universe . . . for you are the attractor of your experience. Just You!

This is important to understand and it is basic and primal to all understanding. Jesus has said that this is a place where Law of Attraction works. I believe that he wanted all eyes drawn unto him so that Christ would be identified. Not that he alone was Christ, but that sooner or later a follower would understand and see what he was trying to teach. That we are each a part of Christ. As such we have all that the Father has, as does he.

All is WELL. Babies are Beings from the Nonphysical, eternally coming forth for the creation of that which they decide.

Is it coincidence that babies are the next topic? I do not think so. You and I came into the world knowing what we were getting into. We knew possibilities of horrendous acts, that would have no permanent meaning beyond witnessing that those things are an impossibility.

From our physical position it can be literally obscene to suggest that the painful and traumatizing situations humanity can find itself in were something that we were willing to experience. This is where the Teachers of God that Jesus speaks of in UACIM and The Teacher’s Manual are important because they shrink time, which  is only part of the illusion anyway. We will all partake in this, because this what we signed up for. All is Well, in an eternal sense, though in time, pain and what Abraham calls contrast rule.

The Law of ATTRACTION. The most powerful Universal Law is my friend. You create with your every thought. By the Universal Law of Attraction (that which is like unto itself is drawn), you are attracting the essence of whatever you are giving your attention to–wanted or unwanted.

Once you know you asked for where you were born, understand that even if you never read a book of Abraham-Hick’s you are attracting your own life and its challenges. Did you notice the comment –wanted or unwanted? It is our natural inclination as spiritual beings to want comfort, peace, and joy. (Although, it would not surprise me if some chose to come into the world of the physical with the desire of pain only.)

Recall that this world of illusion was created because Christ thought he had separated from God, The Father. In the Manual for Teachers 2:2;3 it reads “Further, the plan for this correction was established and completed simultaneously, for the Will of God is entirely apart from time. “

What I am saying is that we can continue the path of suffering for an indefinite time, or we can choose joy and abundance and peace.

Another important thing to remember here is that there is only One; only Christ. (And the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit united. There is nothing else and yet within that understanding countless worlds are capable of being recognized and experienced. It is a bit challenging for the mortal to comprehend. Yet, how could it be anything else?) And that each one of us must accept that reality.

If your peace and joy rely on circumstances or others, you have missed the mark you are capable of.

Whatever I give ATTENTION to–wanted or unwanted–I am creating. You were born with a magnificent (emotional) guidance system that lets you know, in every moment, exactly what your vibrational content is, which is being matched by the Law of Attraction. As it is your desire to feel good, and your practice to choose good-feeling thoughts, only good things will come to you.

Yay for emotions! Pay attention to them. Observe them. Do not get locked into them, they are only guides. Like the angels who help us along our way, our emotions tell us if this is a good choice or if there is a better choice. You get to choose the type of emotion that you attract. As a child with no permanent home I remember being faced with a decision to be angry or be loving. I chose to love whoever came my way because I never knew when they would leave. I believe this decision brought me “easier” experiences than I could have faced otherwise. I am not saying that I never got angry I just know that was an underlying decision I made when I was very young.

I will also admit that I was a bit on the naive side and had to learn that there really are people with harmful intent in the world and they know it. I am still grateful for my choice to love because anger would have done me no good and only made my situation more challenging. I have seen that choice in others and it is sad to observe. Sometimes the children get stuck with the anger and they do not even know where it came from.

Think of emotions as sign posts, a personal GPS that tells you if you are going in the direction of joy or in the direction of pain and suffering. When you choose for the direction of joy (note I did not say of right or wrong) then you are participating in the shortening of time.

Summary

Law of Attraction works continually and constantly. It is never not engaged. That goes for each and everyone of us.

There is an overall plan and we all have agreed to it. ALL is WELL.

I guide and direct the GPS. Law of Attraction is my friend.

Look for the Silver Lining if you want joy in all things. The choice is yours. Observe your emotions, acknowledge them, allow them, and then choose if they meet your desires or not. Then you have the opportunity to direct your thoughts to that which lifts or to that which burdens.

As we become accustomed to listening to our own inner voices we will be more willing to listen to those around us and most of us will be able to choose compassion and make another’s journey smoother, ever as we make our own more joyful.

I say “most” because in this plan that has already expired there are those who come here to blantantly harm. Their role is to bring so much pain in a moment as to allow those involved to reach beyond it and see the truth that these things are not possible.

Will you choose to carry the banner of pain and claim a right to seek revenge or be burdened by what is contrary to universal laws or God? Will you carry the cross of your sorrows and wounds to lay it at the feet of Christ and declare your worthiness of his affection, while others bow in pain? Which treasure do you seek? The face of God or the stripes of your martyrdom?

We can worship body and trauma or we can worship truth and light. The choice is ours alone and we make it every day.

May this serve is my prayer.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Day 33 Urtext ACIM pg. 30 Uproot a Faulty Foundation

Please bring a prayer and the Holy Spirit with you. Text is bold type, my comments are *asterixis*.

*This is coming off the discussion that sex and miracles are forms of relating and that the why you want the connection gives you what you get. Directed or mis-directed) Body image enhanced is the result of misdirection.

ALL shallow roots have to be uprooted, because they are not deep enough to sustain you.

*What he is saying is that we want to plug into what we really are. Like a cord that is not in the right outlet, relationships (sexual or otherwise) are not where you want to put all of your energy. We want to be connected to our inner self and to Source (which are not necessarily two different things) first and foremost. If not, we lose all or at least delay our deliverance from suffering and understanding ourselves.

The illusion that shallow roots can be deepened and thus made to hold is one of the corollaries (*consequences, results, effects) on which the reversal of the Golden Rule, referred to twice before, is balanced.

*The Golden Rule = Do to others what you would have done to you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Reversed = Do to others what you expect they want to do to you or treat others as bad as you expect to be treated.

*I used to attend the Mormon temples very regularly. It was very important to me. It was one place where I felt peace. They are all about promises and ordinances that have to do with the body. Blessings promised if you would walk a certain way. Do certain things, do not do certain things. And stand as a witness to all others that this was the way, the truth, and the life. The imagery of “the body” seemed very prominent there.

*I honed into the fact that all the ordinances and blessings were based on the body during a three-year period that I was also attending the Minneapolis Meditation Center that was run by a “soon to be” head guru in India. It was the real deal. One method attempted to put the body in its place as a vehicle or instrument to nirvana and the other attempted to put the body under the direction of the mind as directed by the Holy Spirit (and General Authorities/Apostles as this was a world-wide church). Both principles were commendable and helped greatly to get me on a solid spiritual journey.

*Sadly, humanity tends to take both of those paths and focus on what the thrills are for the body. You are somehow left with an understanding that a real connection with Divinity is for another time. And the principles can be used to hold others in bondage or to take advantage of a situation. Abide by this or you are not good enough. Do this or something bad will happen to you.

*The temple ordinances give some people the idea that all they have to do is get the ordinance and they are home free and do not need to tend to their relationship nor their spiritual one with Source/God/The Universe/Themselves. Likewise, with meditation. I remember reading of a famous yogi whose birth happened while his father was in meditation and he woke to find his wife dead beside him, somehow that seemed very uncouth to say the least.

*When we cling to the dogma as our claim to salvation instead of our relationship with the Holy Spirit and our understanding of Christ, Jesus, and God, we are upside-down.

*These ideas leave people feeling they have fallen short or not met the purpose of there

*A true connection with Source/God/Christ would connect you with the Divine in such a way as to work as a Guide throughout life in the body for oneself and for those that you can assist. Also, foremost, it testifies of the Son of God’s innocence. That does not mean that you do not feel the sorrow at the challenges humanity faces but that you understand Christ needs to be forgiven for the error of believing it is possible to be separate from God.

As these false underpinnings are uprooted (or given up), equilibrium is experienced as unstable.

*We feel as if we are giving up our family and all that we hold dear, yet nothing could be further from the truth. We have to be willing to give them up if we are willing to know them. It is part of the being true to yourself and knowing what is real and what is not.

But the fact is that NOTHING is less stable than an orientation which is upside down.

*Body first then spirit?!! No, spirit first, then body. He is not asking us to ignore that we currently have a body. A personal relationship that is based on a personality and not on a spiritual recognition of who you each truly are is on shaky ground, even if it lasts 70 years.

Anything that holds it this way is hardly conducive to greater stability.

*Finances, traditions, culture, family, there are a lot of things to stand as a foundation that is not divine.

The whole danger of defenses lies in their propensity to hold misperceptions rigidly in place.

*Defenses, justifications, reasons…finances, traditions, culture, society, family, they all may be used to hide behind.

This is why rigidity is regarded AS stability by those who are off the mark.

*Holding your ground and defending tradition or claiming and I.O.U. or perhaps vengeance or position.

*Think about relationships you know or maybe a favorite TV show, remember Dallas?

Note: The only final solution – (no, Helen, this has nothing to do with the Nazi use of the term.) You just got frightened again. One of the more horrible examples of inverted or upside-down thinking (and history is full of horrible examples of this) is the fact that the Nazis spelled their appalling error with capital letters. I shed many tears over this, but it is by no means the only time I said “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

*How tender and personal is this relationship between Helen and Jesus. He knew of her familiarity and concern over the “Mark” as a person of Jewish decent, especially having lived in the era of the Holocaust.

*Note his concern and reflection of shedding tears. This tells us about the fact that emotions are felt by those who have crossed through the veil.

*Upside-down thinking causes hardship worldwide and in our own hearts.

*Note that the final solution was not actually given here. It will be covered in future discussions. This portion of the text is very lengthy, detailed, and highly subject to the individual’s perspectives on the sex drive and their understanding of the Miracle at that time, so it can get stretched out. I do believe there is merit here and that Spirit will teach us as we are persistent in our desire to understand. Thank you for sharing the journey with me!

http://www.miraclevision.com/acim/urtext/acim-urtext-2003-upe-ready-edition.pdf

Till next time, God bless, Namaste

Universal Reading 2 September through 8 September 2019 Recognize Your Worth and Dreams

Magic Unicorns by DV Read by Debra Yvonne Simmons Please bring the Spirit with you.

Thankful: Think about the people and things you feel grateful for.

As a Whole Christ Consciousness we have much to be thankful for. Even if you come from the most sordid circumstance, you are breathing. You have value. You have purpose, if only to be able to tell Christ that all the bad things he thought could happen to him have no lasting effect. Write down what you are thankful for. Find it in your own way. Is it in nature? Music, show, or something you read? Find that happy place and recognize it. Add to it regularly and lock it in your memory by tapping your third eye (the spot between the eye brows).

Coming from a place of gratitude opens many doors.

Wish Upon a Star: Make a wish and expect the very best.

I have heard it said that you want to dream your dream but do not put expectations on how you will get there or the time needed to do so. Desires are important. They keep us moving forward. There is so much that humanity is going to be blessed with that we cannot even begin to imagine it. And yet we must. The imagination of humanity is powerful and not to be underestimated. It also will be allowed to be manifested in every minute detail. May I suggest that we imagine positives for all?!!!!

You Are Gifted: You are very intelligent and talented.

There you have it. If you ever heard or thought otherwise, let it go! We are not made from a cookie cutter. We all learn and experience differently and your means of expression are important to the world whether anyone “gets it” or not. You may be known by millions or only to yourself, but have no doubt of your value and importance to humanity and All That IS.

Love Heals Fear: The power of your love can help bullies and angry people to be less afraid.

Start with yourself. Love yourself. And love your enemy. It takes away their sting and no one can touch your spirit. No one can give it up or crush it but you. Do not look for places to be aggressive, even with a bully. Just stand in your own truth, whatever that is for you. I only recently heard in my heart that Jesus did not know fear. He dwelled in the knowledge of Christ, his Father. Jesus shares that with us. We are a part of Christ as a son is part of a father and unlike the world where we separate, there is no broken union between Father and Son. Urtext ACIM teaches that Love is Power. Let the Holy Spirit teach you this and share the Love of the Father for the Son.

Summary

Be grateful for all of it, because it has a purpose.

Wish for your heart’s desire. Just do not put expectations on how or when it will be manifest.

Know your value. Your are capable and important to the Whole, have no doubt.

Love heals fear. Stand in your own power. Love you and love others so that it comes back to fill you.

Do not misunderstand me here. I am not suggesting all is wonderful out there as far as personal circumstances go. I know this is not the case and will not be for many. Remember you are not your body. You are not your story. You are not the story Christ sent you here to live out. You are Divine and you have a role in a plan that will bless the Whole of Christ, which we are. Whether here or on the other side of the veil, you are cherished and wonderful.

You will find people who will support a troubled story however you want to define it. But you have the power to heal you and in so doing to heal others. This is my witness, in Jesus name, Amen.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste

Day 32 Urtext ACIM pg. 29 Considering the Need to Connect

Please bring a prayer and the Holy Spirit with you. Text is bold type, my comments are *asterixed*.

The following is in relation to question about sex. Tell B. “the one more river” isrelated to sex. You might even explain it to him as a “tidal wave”, a term which he will understand. YOU won’t.

*From a conversation on Christ-Control when scribing to the topic of sex. Nothing gets past Jesus. He is aware of all the bases and I am sure is speaking of experience about the “tidal wave”, though being a woman, I would not have personal familiarity.

*Likewise, Jesus being unfamiliar with conflict, fear, and guilt is still able to shed light on the path out of it because he stands on higher ground.

*I, on the other hand, am familiar with challenges in all these areas and the questions about sexuality have been with me all my life.

Both of you are involved with unconscious distortions (above the miracle level),which are producing a dense cover over miracle-impulses which makes it hard for them to reach consciousness.

*”Unconscious distortions (above the miracle level)”, this suggests that there are layers of consciousness or sub-consciousness that humanity deals with. These may be things that society or locality takes for granted in any given time. Traditions even, that one is born into. This is why the sincere study of what we personally believe is so valuable. Because they block our god-given being and awareness of our connection.

Sex & miracles are both WAYS OF RELATING. The nature of any interpersonal relationship is limited or defined by what you want it TO DO which isWHY you want it in the first place.

*Definition of related1: connected by reason of an established or discoverable relation I am beginning to think that relating is something that is only in the illusion. As One Being we have no need to seek connection because we are one. Here we have the illusion of that need or desire. Which is limited and defined by what you want it to do. Which is why you want it in the first place. Bearing in mind that we were created to bring about a witness that Christ could suffer, is it any wonder that we are traumatized by one another?!?

Relating is a way of achieving an outcome.

*So, there is (always?!) a goal in connecting as we perceive it as humanity.

Indiscriminate sexual impulses resemble indiscriminate miracle impulses in that bothresult in body image misperceptions.

*I suspect the meaning of this is that we place too great a meaning on body and its assumed benefits or goals. We give it too much credit on many levels.

The first is an expression of an indiscriminate attempt to reach communion thru the body.

*Cha ching! The Body!

This involves not only the improper self identification, but also disrespect for the individuality of others.

*When we think of ourselves as bodies it is easy to discount the spirit or heart of another.

Self-control is NOT the whole answer to this problem, though I am by no means discouraging its use.

*He is speaking directly to the sex drive here. Self-control is only a partial answer.

It must be understood, however, that the underlying mechanism must be uprooted (a word you both should understand well enough by now not to regard it as frightening).

*The underlying cause that promotes the indiscriminate use of sexuality or miracles. Would this be not allowing Jesus to be the director of either? That is exactly what prior studies would suggest. But that irks us doesn’t it? Only because we believe that we can have separate thoughts and separate anything. We are ONE. Jesus is just the administrator, the CEO, the Coordinator and we will find peace with him because he is the one who knows our true will, which is God’s.

*I must say that I am learning so much about this Course. At the end of the Urtext it says that in 1978 neither Helen nor Bill understood what was being taught here. Bill achieved much because he was willing to give some credence to spiritual things or something outside of the five senses. I was not able to do this work until I went into my nderf.org and cleared my mind of frivolous issues. My tooth ache subsided as well and I was able to feel confident in what I was writing. Otherwise this would have been up two days ago. There is definitely a “place” we need to be to be taught by the Spirit. I will continue as long as the Lord allows.

http://www.miraclevision.com/acim/urtext/acim-urtext-2003-upe-ready-edition.pdf

Till next time, God bless, Namaste



Universal Reading 26 August through 1 September 2019 Stand Aware of Your Worth

From Angels and Ancestors Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray read by Debra Yvonne Simmons

Sage, Be Devoted and Committed

Take note of what you understand today. This will open the door for greater understanding to come. The human consciousness is always in need of those who are willing to express their understanding of life. It is an internal journey and even if you only keep a private journal that allows you to express yourself, you are becoming more aware of you.

Stag, Trust and Thrive

Stag is king of the forest in Celtic tradition. Even though he is hunted he is courageous and a leader. Sure-footed and gentle are the characteristics of the deer. The stag also holds his head up high, steady and sure in his own skin and place in the world. This card represents fertility and sexuality. Do not be afraid of these components of living in a linear sense. Life is meant to be savored. Find out what that means to you and embrace it.

Knight, Be Brave and Honest

Be brave and honest. You can only be the best of who you are today, and this is an environment of change. Meditation, nature walks, writing, music, and prayer can help you identify what you value and desire to protect and defend. Do not let others tell you what those things are. And then embrace them and the vulnerability that comes from being in this time and place.

Protection Guardian, Drop Your Shields

Drop your walls of shame, resistance, and fear. You are here to feel good and to be happy. Embrace the moment and the blessings in it. As you do this, you will build an awareness of how it feels that you may store in your physical and mental memory for times when the tide turns. Remember that there are guardians, angels around you, protecting you so that you may be what you were meant to be. Joy is your natural state. Embrace it.

Summary

Be attentive and constructive as you engage with life. What you learn blesses all of us. You have great value.

Honor yourself. Hold your head high. You are not here by accident. Your value is not questioned.

Decide for yourself what you value and defend. Give your whole heart and know that being true to yourself and your being is benefitting all of humanity.

You are protected. Guardian angels stand as sentinels to see that you fulfill all that you came here to do. Let go of fear, shame, and resistance. You are and that is awesome.

These words can be challenging for many in the world today. Torn families, sexual abuse and betrayals can leave you feeling less than worthy. You come from God. Make no mistake that He finds you less than perfect. Mistakes by yourself or others are just that, mistakes. Observe them, feel the emotion they bring and then let them go. Do not hold onto errors as an identity. You are of royalty and magnificence. Do not forget this.

I pray this serves to lift and enlighten.

In Jesus name, for the Whole of Christ, Amen.

Day 31 Urtext ACIM pg. 29 Christ the True Authority, Is You

Please bring a prayer and the Holy Spirit with you. Text is bold type, my comments *asterixed*.

To “change your mind” means to place it at the disposal of True authority. The miracle is thus a sign that the mind has elected to be guided by Christ in HIS service.

*Remember authority is claiming what you believe. Christ is the essence of our true selves. Christ is the True Authority and we are guided by the Holy Spirit to serve Christ in ourselves and what appears to be others (appears because while they appear separate, they are truly a part of Christ and thus a part of each of us).

*Jesus teaches us this without acknowledging that Christ is the one that put guilt, conflict, and fear within our subconscious in the first place by believing in separation which leads to duality, scarcity, and hierarchy. Because he never experienced any of those things except in body, which he did not put above spirit or mind.

*Jesus, as firstborn of Christ in spirit, does not acknowledge those things in his mind and heart. He has no way to relate to them. He was and is still One, still Whole, in complete connection with Christ and each of us.

*That is what makes him the one who can direct the Atonement. His confidence in being one with Christ, the god of this world is sure. He has accepted the Atonement for himself. But Jesus is not Whole, any more than Christ is, without all of us. Just as God is not Whole without Christ.

*His knowledge of being in Christ is complete. He does not have the similar struggles that you and I do, because that experience never came to him at his birth or creation. His struggle was having patience with all of us and the suffering we are willing to experience instead of acknowledging who we truly are and receiving God’s blessings and abundance.

*The rest of us each have the confusion in different degrees. We do not need to judge anyone for this. It comes from the error of Christ that he could separate from God which is an impossibility.

*Again, the reason that Jesus is not as affected by this is because he was the first of Christ’s thoughts or creations. He is affected by it because he manifested in flesh and blood as we did, so he would die in the flesh. This is my belief and understanding and it is significant. (I know this is not the normal teaching about Jesus, but I have this belief for a lot of good reasons which, I apologize, are too lengthy to go into here.)

*It is not deliverance of death that Jesus wants to free us from, because death is an impossibility to begin with. Rather he seeks to grant us deliverance from the belief in death. Which is a transition in the mind. And this is all geared to waking Christ up from his dream of separation from His Father.

The abundance of Christ is the natural result of choosing to follow him.

*God wants to bless His Son. That is each of us, wherever we are. Abundance, of all sorts, is our heritage.

P.S. The reason you have been late recently (for work) because you were taking dictation is merely because you didn’t remember to ask me when to stop.

*It appears that Jesus is trying to get her to acknowledge his significant role here. His position in birth is significant to this linear space and time. And his role should not be under-estimated. Even if it has been confused over time.

This is an example of the “indiscriminate or uncontrolled” miracle-working we already spoke of. It is well-meant but ill-advised.

*It seems within the linear time frame Jesus really needs to lead us. He is Christ’s Chief Ambassador, if you will. His confidence in his connection with deity is so solid that he has already accepted and taken part in the Atonement. Again, this is why he leads us in it. And please understand we are united, equally as Christ, God’s Son.

I prompted that call from Jack (taxi man – couldn’t pick HS up, etc.) to show you that this is not necessary. Also, the other man needed the money more today.

*Can you hear and see Jesus’ compassion and awareness of all of his brothers?

Note that you managed to fill your scribal role with no interruptions and were also on time.

*Note the clarity of his observations.

Note also that you closed the book & put it aside WITHOUT consulting me.

*She is a scribe after all, taking dictation. Was she not willing to listen to Jesus or bring him into the equation? Remember that these words were coming into her mind via her own voice. There was a reluctance on the part of Helen to take credit for what she wrote, but it also appears there was a reluctance for her to give credit to the one who gave the words to her.

*According to the three people who worked closest with her on this project she had this strain on her relationship with Jesus to the end. In a video with Bill, Judy, and Ken shortly after her death Bill tells the story of how she asked Jesus why he did not help her, and his reply was “because you were ashamed of me”.

*She was a brilliant woman of academia and professionalism. That was her “role” here in the flesh. It seemed to get in the way of her relationship with Jesus, and others, on a personal level. Jesus is doing his best to give her all the opportunity for growth that she is willing to receive.

Ask “Is that all?”

Answer: No:
add the following:
These notes are serving, among other things, to replace the “handwriting on the wall” which you
once saw next to your own altar, which read “You have been weighed in the balance & found wanting.”

*Jesus was aware of all the components of her life. As he is of ours. This has to do with his position as first “born” of Christ. He has observed all of what Christ has manifested and he has retained a memory of it. He had this same ability while on earth in the flesh as Jesus, of Nazareth. (Recall him telling the woman at the well of her personal history?)

Scribes MUST learn Christ-control, to replace their former habits, which DID produce scarcity rather than abundance.

*Learning Christ-control rather than false-ego control will bless our lives. Many are doing so all around the world. Whether they use his name or not, it is being connected to the divine within them and then following their inner guidance. You might call it intuition, gut, or a hunch. Scribes, or those who speak to bear witness of Christ in whatever capacity or under whatever name must have this connection.

From errors of this kind, the sense of deprivation IS inevitable, but very easily corrected.

*When we unite with the Holy Spirit and trust His guidance, we reach greater heights in things that matter to us in all areas of our lives. This is how we correct errors of this kind.

*This kind being ““indiscriminate or uncontrolled” miracle-working”, I am thinking that this is when we try to take the reins before we are ready. It appears that Jesus needs to be the director, at least for a time. Perhaps until we are willing and able to accept the Atonement for ourselves and know that we are connected to our Father, Christ, and that we have inherited all that the Father has. As has He.

*This text was not easy to comment on because of what it brought to mind. Prayer and days, making sure my mind was clear and hearing what I was to write. I had a lot of rewrites on this. These are deep and traditionally different understandings of Jesus and Christ. It can even sound scary, but only to those who are focused on the body and vengeance for themselves.

* http://www.miraclevision.com/acim/urtext/acim-urtext-2003-upe-ready-edition.pdf

Till next time, God bless, Namaste

Universal Reading 19 August through 25 August 2019 The Real Action Is Inside

Using Guardian Angel Tarot Cards by Radleigh Valentine

Six of Thought

Peaceful times after hard work. The storms have passed. Do you believe this? Are you willing to let go in your thoughts of challenge and despair? Are you willing to travel to new and harmonious thoughts of being? This is our opportunity.

Helper of Action

You have spent a lot of time preparing for this time. It is now an opportunity of action. Smile and enjoy yourself along the way.

Creativity and Abundance

Another call to action! It is a time for using your instincts and creativity and being who you where meant to be. We are still a part of the linear world so action is required. Follow your passion.

Nine of Abundance

Embrace the prosperity that you have. Nine, the number of completion. Find that spot that has no past and no future and enjoy the meaning of NOW.

Summary

Bask in the moment and know that you have arrived.

If action is to be taken, do it with a smile and knowledge that you are doing exactly what you are suppose to do, in the moment.

Embrace the promptings and feel the abundance.

Know that your choices brought to pass the conclusion of a chanllenging time.

Remember that the real action or change is in one’s thoughts. See the Divine in everything. Welcome it. Embrace it. Give thanks.

May this serve to bless.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Day 30 Urtext ACIM pg. 28 and 29 We Must Claim Authority (Choice in Belief) Individually

*Please bring the Holy Spirit with you in prayer.

*I am so grateful for the depth of understanding that I am able to receive as I share my witness of the meanings of these words, as I understand them today.

37.A MAJOR contribution of miracles is their strength in releasing man from his misplaced sense of isolation, deprivation, and lack. They are affirmations of Sonship, which is a state of completion & abundance.

*By seeing everyone at the same place and on the same level we recognize our similarities and worthiness.

*This reminds me of what I saw in the LDS temple as people dressed in white and the typical differentiating things were removed. We appeared equally blessed and worthy. Here, the concept of worthiness, lies in obedience through personal choice to agreed upon behaviors and attitudes of a leader or Prophet, under the direction of Jesus.

*I suggest that in ACIM Jesus is trying to teach us that we each must take our own claim to being directed by God by following the Holy Spirit as we understand Him in the present moment.

*The Church struggles with this all the time as it seeks to organize multitudes within the context of the illusion. I believe that it is a vehicle as are all faiths and philosophies that lead us to understanding our own place within divinity. It is not to be judged or criticized, nor is it to be considered the “end all-be all”. It is a vehicle to help us arrive at a destination, much like the body is a vehicle and not the “Being” itself.

B’s (Bill) very proper emphasis on “changing your mind” needs clarification.

*This is where we individually claim our own authority.

Whatever is true & real is eternal, & cannot change or be changed.

*As mortals we do not think that this is such a good thing, we like diversity and thrive on change, but I think that we could chalk that up to the confusion of our concept of reality. This confusion can bring about the fear of our very extinction, which is impossible because we were created by a god (Christ) and we are in Him, as He is in the Father.

The Soul is therefore unalterable because it is ALREADY perfect, but the mind can elect the level it chooses to serve.

*The only reason there is a choice is because of the confusion when Christ thought He had separated from God at creation. The choice really is only when you will wake up to that fact and release the error.

The only limit which is put on its choice is that it CANNOT serve two masters.

*Which is everything! As pertains to how we interact with the world anyway. In scripture Jesus goes on to say for you will love one and hate the other, you will be divided in yourself and this is not of God. It allows for variability and not for true knowledge.

While the ballot itself is a secret one, and the right to vote is fully protected, voting ALWAYS entails both election AND rejection.

*This shows how decision is subject to the illusion and not eternity because eternal is not subject to change. Only to growth. Within.

If two candidates are voted for the same position, the machine cancels the ballot automatically.

This is necessary, because a split vote does not represent ANY REAL allegiance.

*Or cooperation.

*Interestingly, in the political arena of the day (2019, in the USA) we are undergoing a transition that is forcing us to look at what we believe individually and not just accept that what others say is correct for all.

Free will is the attribute of the mind, NOT the Soul.

*This is a very significant concept! I suspect that this individual consciousness. It has agreed with the overall plan for humanity and it is the part of the human experience that accepts or rejects unification. In other words, it is still a part of the illusion because choice is not necessary in the place that IS in God.

The Soul always remains changeless, because it never leaves the sight of God. The Creation of the Soul is already fully accomplished.

*In LDS doctrine, the soul is the body and spirit of the person. Here, Jesus distinguishes the Mind as well. Spirit is that which is in God and of God. This creation is then fully accomplished.

The mind, if it votes to do so, becomes a medium by which the Soul can create along the line of its own creation.

*This is the concept not so well understood by humanity, because we identify with the physical and with the sense of scarcity and unworthiness.

If it does not freely elect to do so, it retains this creative ability, but places itself under tyrannous rather than authoritative control.

*Authority has become a negative word for the 21st century, however we discovered in past studies that authority is simply choosing what one believes. If we do not elect to decide for ourselves what we believe. We will be subject to the false ego’s interpretations. This puts us under another’s rule.

As a result, what it creates is imprisonment, because such are the dictates of tyrants.

*Basically, we must choose to decide what we believe for ourselves, and take authority, or we will be left to the dictates of the false ego and its maze of confusion that keeps us off base. Sadly, we, as humans are very adaptable and seem to be willing to accept chaos rather than the peace God offers.

*Going back to number 37, it appears that the only way that we will truly be Whole or on the same level, is if we each take it upon ourselves to come to a definitive decision on our own. There can be no group decisions or led individuals, it is required that each person be their own authority/decision maker.

*It appears the eternal must be accepted by all unanimously. This is something you see in the Mormon church as well. Every 6 months the individuals of the church sustain the Prophet. And as positions are filled a unanimous vote is required to sustain people in their callings. This is a good metaphor or hyperbole for the illusion, but it threatens the very thing it is trying to achieve, which is solidarity among humanity because its sustaining is in the flesh and blood and not in eternal principal alone. Needless to say, the false-ego wants us to hold onto that which is of the illusion rather than to submit ourselves to the eternal and thus it feels, as Jesus says, like tyranny. Or for those who accept it, it appears to relinquish them individually from making a decision or being an authority of/to themselves.


Text is in bold. My comments are *’d. Please invite the Holy Spirit to this review. I am using the 2003 edition from Hungary. I share as I am guided by the Spirit at this time in my life with the intent to lift humanity out of chaos.

I pray this serves.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Universal Reading 12 August through 18 August 2019 Risk Seeing the Sacred

Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

The Grail Knight; romance, illusion, seeking the sacred

Humanity will seek for the sacred till it is found. You cannot hold it in your hand and give it to another person. You have to desire it for yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to show you where it is. He will show you that it is you in God, where you have always been.

The illusion is what we see because we believe that the body is who we are. When we seek to recognize the spiritual component of ourselves and each other we are given a clearer understanding of who we are.

Romance. Ah, romance. Is it illusion or is it more real than we currently believe? I suspect that it is a part of the illusion that gives us a glimpse of what is real and sacred. A bit of our true selves, in fact. I will not elaborate because it is a stretch from where we are today, but I do have reasonable reason to suspect this may be the case from many sources. 😉

The Eagle; spirit, integrity, connection to the angelic realm

The eagle flies over the storm and so he is not caught up in it. To escape the illusion we live in we have to be willing to reach for a higher truth than our senses are able to give us. We must use all of our resources. We must trust ourselves and use our intuition. We must know our addicted and frightened inner voice from the voice of Spirit that guides us to truth one small step at a time. He will not take us faster than we are willing. He will not lead us into fear.

I do suspect there may be spirits that would lead us into fear if we gave them the opportunity but that is where integrity comes in. And a sincere heart that reaches for truth wherever it finds it and applies it in everyday life. You will be warned when danger is near so do not ignore those promptings, hunches, or warnings.

We are all in this together and there is more to life than the eye of humanity can see. One small step at a time with the guidance of the Holy Spirit will lead you safely where you want to go.

And YES, angels await your request for assistance and guidance. Sometimes they can step in. More often they wait for our invitation.

The Hawk; omens, messages

Are you mindful? Are you aware? Do you keep your eyes and ears open for inspiration, guidance, warnings? This is the second card to remind us to be alert.

Nature is willing to lend a hand to the divine to communicate with those who are caught in the illusion. There are many signs in nature. It will speak to you in any of its many forms if you will but listen.

The trees have always shared so much with me. Their falling leaves told me a new day would come. Their strength and sturdiness told me I could weather the storms. Their roots told me I was connected to a whole that was bigger than I understood. Did they say these things with words? Of course not. It was said through a sensing, a feeling.

Your witness may come from the waters or from stones, or clouds. Perhaps your pets or the wild animals in your neighborhood. Let your mind be free and listen with the heart of a child; innocent and open to believing.

Risk

There is risk in action, is there not? There is risk in “thinking outside the box”. What will others think or say? Yet, what is the risk of not acting? Atrophy is death. Of which there is no such thing in reality but we can convince ourselves that there is.

Being “in the moment” is a risk. Being “present”. Feeling what is going on inside of us right now. Knowing what we are thinking, is it my thoughts or someone else’s. Do I want that thought to be a part of me or can I just let it breeze right on by and claim only what I truly want to identify with?

Being aware of all our senses; touch, smell, sight, taste, hearing, sensing/intuition, that gut feeling, a sixth sense that opens up another world to us. Isn’t that what we want. A world that is safe and magical. A world that has abundance for all of its inhabitants. Will you take the risk?

Summary

You are not mistaken in the idea that there is something more to being than what you understand right now. Do not be afraid to ask questions and expand your view.

You have assistance. Ask for help from the divine in whatever terminology works for you. And do not forget to fly above the storm. Do not get caught in the web of human trauma, or pleasure for that matter. Know that there is one truth for all and only in backing up and looking at the bigger picture can we begin to see it.

You came here to act and action demands risk. Walk in faith. Not fear. You come from God/the Divine/All that IS. Your light of courage will bless the world. Even when it seems your world is crumbling. And just because you may be doing well, understand that we are One and if one of us suffer, we all do. Thank you for being here and taking the risk. You are loved.

I pray this serves to lift and strengthen you.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Day 29 Urtext ACIM pg. 28 We Witness To What We Believe

We are connected one to another. Jesus is a part of this connection. We witness for each other as The Son of God.

You took a lot of notes on “Those who are ashamed of Me before men, them will I be ashamed of before God.” This was rather carefully clarified, even though the quotation is not quite right, but it doesn’t matter.

*King James Version reads: Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

*Remember that these are not the direct words of Jesus but the translation many years later and translation has to go through the translators view of the world. Do not get riled up over the verbiage “adulterous and sinful generation”. It is only referring to the fact that we do not know who we are as children of God/Christ.

*Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

The important thing is that elsewhere in the Bible it also says “Those who represent (or plead for) Me to men will be represented (or pleaded for) BY Me before God.”
(Note: This quotation is also not the correct Biblical phrasing, but it IS what it means.)

Note that one who represents also “witnesses for.” The quotation thus means that you represent or “witness for” the authority in whom you believe.

*We understood last time that we are the authors of what we believe in and it is logical that this is what we live by.

Your witnessing DEMONSTRATES your belief, and thus strengthens it.

*Witnessing is portrayed in your existence. What you think, how you behave, how you speak, how you treat others, what you choose to do with your time, etc..

I assure you that I will “witness for” anyone who lets me, and to whatever extent he himself permits it.

*This Jesus can say because he knows of our “being”; our creation in Christ.

Those who witness for me are expressing, thru their miracles, that they have abandoned deprivation in favor of the abundance they have learned BELONGS to them.

*I cherish this as a promise. Today at 63 I am not serving the community in ways that I have done in the past. I would like to help those who cannot help themselves, but even there I have no desire to rush out, because I know that any action on my part brings out jealousy or self-recrimination on behalf of others and I do not desire that.

*Even in having friends or associates, it is so clear to me the pull and push that occurs as we are invited to enter into someone else’s agenda and made-up world. As you get older, no one is “alone” and “free”, it is not unlike that of when you are a child. If there is family or other organizations they belong to you become entangled in their agenda and assumptions, as well.

*I have found that I have greater peace and sense of connection with creation when I am in a meditative state of prayer and study.

*This issue will not be resolved until Christ is acknowledged and recognized. Whether we call him by that name or not. Even amongst believers fear directs behavior toward one another and not the recognition of Christ in each other and ourselves.

*The Miracle of seeing Christ where ever you go and in whom ever you encounter is a gift we give to one another as it honors the Oneness and Wholeness that we are.

Text is in bold. My comments are *’d. Please invite the Holy Spirit to this review. I am using the 2003 edition from Hungary. I share as I am guided by the Spirit at this time in my life with the intent to lift humanity out of chaos.

I pray this serves.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

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