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~

Universal Reading 5 August through 11 August 2019 The Inner Voice Is Your Guide

Grace Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Act: Charge forward. When we combine action with unwavering faith, the power of grace will meet our needs.

This one challenges me. I am wondering if action is really what needs to happen. I understand the concept of meditation also and stepping out of the acting world. Here is the counsel for this week. Act in faith and grace will meet our needs. One step at a time.

Vision: Pay attention. There are signs, symbols, and messages Divinely placed in our path to guide us in the right direction.

I did get some signs today. They suggested that I not be afraid to act as well. This life is still for experiencing. You have had challenges. Okay, but do not let that stop you from stepping out there and engaging with life again. Risk is less if your eyes are open and willing to embrace the moment.

Perception: See the past through the lens of grace. All that occurs is designed to support our spiritual evolution.

The lens of grace. Forgiveness, learning, I get it. It does get hard though to go out there when you get shot down on a regular basis. I almost feel like I can forgive best in my own head and heart all alone. People have been teachers to me throughout life. I have learned so much. And I do forgive in a healthier way now since I forgive Christ for the mistake that he had separated from God.

Soul: Practice good soul care. The quality of our outer life is always dependent on the quality of care we give our soul.

I wonder if sometimes the action that we need to take is to be kind to ourselves? This last card reminds me that we have a right and a responsibility to take care of ourselves. We do not have to excuse, justify, or explain to others why we are making the choices that we are, We simply have to quietly do as the Holy Spirit prompts us.

Summary

Act in faith.

According to the vision you have personally been given through those symbols and promptings that you recognize as coming from the Holy Spirit.

Have the lens of the forgiveness of the Son of God be your view upon the challenges that you have faced and even on the ones that you face today. It will clear a path as you move forward and give you comfort in the present.

Listen to the still small voice that guides you to know where you are safe and whole. That lets you know when you are going in the correct direction and when you are off base. Do not be swayed by the voices of peers or social norm. Just because millions may do it or think that way does not mean that it is right for you.

Act in unwavering faith and trust that the grace of God goes with you.

I pray this serves you.

In the name of Christ, Amen.

Day 28 Urtext ACIM pg 27&28 Author of My Beliefs

*This review is going to touch on some very significant things to me. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints authority was a BIG DEAL. I left the United Methodist Church because of my confusion and belief at the time of what authority really is.

*Webster-Merriam Authority power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior.

*By definition then, I feel that Jesus is teaching us “you are your own authority or author of what you believe”. Ponder this well, because it is not the normal rhetoric that we are taught.

*From the time we are children and beyond, authority is someone else. This comes from seeing the body as who and what we are, which Urtext ACIM teaches us is not so. This is one of the reasons why once humanity understands who and what they are, society as we now know it will have to change on every level.

B. & you need considerable clarification of the channel role.

*What I believe that Jesus is referring to here is Bill and Helen’s understanding of walking under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Put another way; how to accept guidance from the “unseen” in a world where, we believe, we can see through what we experience here alone.

*Thus, I believe that we put God as our guide and let go of the ego that holds us in the chaos of the illusion.

Look carefully at Mrs. Albert. She is working miracles every day, because she knows how she is.

*I believe that “how” was meant to be “who”. She will be referenced at the end of this reading. Please come back and reflect on this comment.

*And who is she? A child of God in full standing as Christ, as are each of us.

I emphasize again that your tendency to forget names is not hostility, but a fear of involvement or RECOGNITION.

*How many of us have that tendency and fear of either or both?

You had misinterpreted human encounters as opportunities for magic rather than for miracles and so you tried to PROTECT THE NAME.

*Magic is where the illusions take over and things are not seen for what they truly are.

This is a very ancient & primitive way of trying to protect a person.

*Suggestion: See all you meet with the surname Christ. It is Christ that carries the power and is our truth, because it identifies the Whole Son of God which we are.

NOTE: The very old Jewish practice of changing the name of a person who is very ill, so that when the list is given to the Angel of Death, the person with that name will not be found.

This is a good example of the curiously literal regression which can occur in very bright people when they become afraid.

*The “literal regression” is our tendency to define all that we hear and see by the definition of the physical “evidence” before us. Those who know the Holy Spirit know that there is more than physical to our existence.

You & B. both do it. Actually, it is a device closely related to the phobia, in the sense that (the narrowing of, *this was crossed out) they both narrow fear to a simple aspect of a much larger problem in order to enable them to avoid it.

*It seems, if we do not identify with the non-physical, that we believe we will be able to manage our fears. Fear is not a truth. It is false evidence appearing real. Fear and Faith do not share the same space.

*With the exception of fear of (or should I say “respect for”) the temporary damage that appears to be happening and is indeed felt here in the illusion, even as stated in the Course. Pain, which is an untruth, can be felt here in the throws of the illusion and will be until Christ fully awakens to who He is so we would not want to do that which causes fear or pain in the physical world, if we can help it. The Holy Spirit will not take a person into fear for instance, even if it is truth and for our own good. (So says the Course) We must relinquish the fear to allow Him to teach us and bring us into our Truth.

A similar mechanism works when you get furious about a comparatively minor expression by someone to whom you are ambivalent.

*Ambivalent: Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

*Goodness this sounds like what happens when I talk with my adult children! Very interesting. What a clarification for me. They may be fearful about their own identity and strike out at a word or minor behavior that allows them to express the fear, but never the issue.

*I love it when Spirit helps me understand things that have troubled me for so long. It doesn’t really bother me that it has been going on for so long once I get the answer. I think this is a bit of my witness of the irrelevance of time.

A good example of this is your response to Jonathan, who DOES leave things around in very strange ways.

*So Jonathan is a bit of a clutter bug?

Actually, he does this because he thinks that by minor areas of disorganization he can protect his stability.

*Have you known someone like this, who behave this way? Maybe the person feels over-whelmed by the personality of others and claims his sense of “being” in this way. That is what I am hearing Jesus say and it does make sense.

I remind you that you have done this yourself for years, and should understand it very well.

*Don’t we all have our ways of claiming our space or identity for ourselves?

This should be met with great charity, rather than with great fury.

*Wow. This touches my heart.

The fury comes from your awareness that you do not love Jonathan as you should, and you narrow your lack of love by centering your hate on trivial behavior in an attempt to protect him from it.

*We have creative minds don’t we. There is that inner person, that ego that hops around all kinds of things to keep us off balance and never really in touch with ourselves. So much of this happens on a subconscious level and even that which is on the surface becomes so habitual we do not question it.

You also call him Jonathan for the same reason (see previous
reference).

*To keep him at a distance. My stepmother did this with my name. It felt like a curse word to me for years. I was over 50 before I dealt with it head on and used the name Debra in my everyday life. It chewed me up pretty good as a child. I can see where she had her insecurity’s and we were not allowed to build a relationship naturally till much later in her life. (Just saying I can relate.)

Note that a name is a human symbol that “stands for” a person.

*Do not underestimate that statement. (The story of my walk as Christa-Ann where I took on a totally new name after my last divorce to establish an identity I felt good about, is an example of this.)

Superstitions about names are very common for just that reason.

*Such as the one of changing the dying person’s name to hide from the Angel of Death.

That is also why people sometimes respond with anger when their names are spelled or pronounced incorrectly.

Actually, the Jewish superstition about changing the names was a distortion of a revelation about how to alter or avert death.

What the revelations’s proper content was that those “who change their mind” (not name) about destruction (or hate) do not need
to die.

Death is a human affirmation of a belief in hate.

That is why the Bible says “There is no death,” and that is why I demonstrated that death does not exist.

*Hooray on all accounts! Remember that he is speaking to them from the platform of their current understanding of things and even though they are not at all “Christian”, they do have the fundamental understanding of how it has been taught through the years.

Remember that I came to FULFILL the law by REINTERPRETING it.

*This statement has significance. (I know, they all do right. Jesus is speaking after all!) We typically take the message that he came to fulfill the law to mean he paid for our sins. He paid the price for our infractions and wrong doing.

The law itself, if properly understood, offers only protection to man.

*The law was not meant to attack or restrict mankind.

Those who have not yet “changed their minds” have entered the “hellfire” concept into it.

*Did you hear that? You might look at which side of the question you stand. Let go of the fear and let the Holy Spirit guide you. You will “feel” the truth in your heart or gut, you may even get goose bumps.

Remember, I said before that because “nature abhors a vacuum”, it does NOT follow that the vacuum is filled with hell fire.

*Only God IS. How could hell fire be real?

The emptiness engendered by fear should be replaced by love, because love and its absence are in the same dimension, and correction cannot be undertaken except within a dimension. Otherwise, there has been a confusion of levels.

*I feel there is more here than I understand. The idea that love and the belief in its absence are in the same dimension I get. Could it be that he is telling us that we must come to this correction while here in the flesh instead of waiting for it to occur in some heaven we envision after this life? That would make sense to me.

*This has to do with my belief that suicide is not the way to go, because so much more can be done here in this dimension where the confusion has occurred. To correct our understanding in our own hearts and minds here on earth is very logical. Then what about those who do not do it here? I am open to the idea that they return for another life until they understand. (Yes, today I believe in reincarnation. Within the illusion anyway.)

pg 28
Returning to Mrs. Albert (not Andrews), she corrected your error about her name without embarrassment and without hostility, because she has NOT made your own mistake about names.

*She does not see interacting with others as a premise to Magic. Or the games of the illusion.

She is not afraid, because she knows she is protected. She made the correction ONLY because you were inaccurate, and the whole question of embarrassment did not occur to her.

*She has her connection with Spirit? She is grounded in Truth?

She was also quite unembarrassed when she told you that everything has to be done to preserve life, because you never can tell when God may come and say “Get up, Dave,” and then he will.

*She had grounded herself in the authority of God.

She did not ask what YOU believed first, and afterwards merely added “and its true, too.” The RIGHT answer to the SCT item is: When they told me what to do, I “referred the question to the only REAL authority.”

*I am not sure what the SCT stands for. but I can respond to the concept of the only REAL authority and that would be God, of which we are a part as His Son. And as such have the ability to see ourselves in this light.

*This is not to be confused with considering ourselves god and everyone else less than. It is to recognize ourselves as a part of the Whole that is One.

(HS note: If you ask somebody what he believes before you tell him what you believe, then you are implying that you will say what he approves. This is not “the real authority.”)

*WOW! Webster-Merriam Authority : power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior. By definition you are your own authority or author of what you believe. Wow! (And this is actually where I started this post.)

I had thought this would be a simple entry because it was so short. It turned out to have a lot of information for me that I want to reflect on as I consider events in my life.

I pray it may serve you as well.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Universal Reading 29 July through 4 August 2019 Regroup, Reflect, Remember

Animal Tarot Cards by RV

14 Balance Zebra

“By generating varying points of view, you can generate an extraordinary new idea! Compromise with others and collaborate to discover a better solution.”

We are diverse and unique with varying views, even though we, as a whole, are the One Christ.

We truly can bring the diversity together and create a new world for our children to experience.

One plus four is five suggesting some bumpy roads, but nothing that is not able to be worked out.

2 High Priestess Owl

“This is a time to pause and reflect, not to take action. Trust in your spiritual gifts, as nothing is hidden from your Divine intuition.”

Journaling is a wonderful way to clear out the cobwebs and see where you are emotionally. You will see when negativity is having too much influence. Make note of synchronicities and coincidences.

Put a “food for thought” passage on the back burner of your brain as you begin your day and reflect on any inspirational thoughts or ideas. Build your ability to trust your intuition by following it.

Two suggests a partnership, perhaps with our guides and guardian angels.

Seven of Winter, Magpie

“Caution will help you avoid the loss of valuables, including non-material resources (such as time or peace of mind). Be aware of the results of your actions, as well as what others might be doing behind your back.”

What about relationships? I know that the “in” thing is to just remove yourself from people. May I suggest that if you need to physically do so that you do not just “kick them to the curb” but that you Keep them in prayer and wish them well?

That being all connected is an interesting thing. We can never lose what is real and our belonging to one another as the Body of Christ is real. We can look at behavior or circumstance that we cannot accept as part of the illusion that will disappear when we truly understand who we are in God and as Christ.

In the meantime, you can trust that things may be tricky and you may not be able to get along with everyone. Healthy boundaries, while we acknowledge that we are One will be so helpful!

Seven suggests soul searching and possibly wanting more out of life. The illusion can make us feel that we are not all that we need to be or that we do not have all that we need to have and this is not the case. Be alert and then walk in confidence.

Queen of Summer, Swan

“This is a time of deep emotions and heightened intuition that you can trust completely. Be mindful you don’t ignore your own needs while caring for others.”

Here is our intuition again, as well as a caution to take care of ourselves while we show compassion and courtesy to others. Strong emotional intelligence can be graceful and beautiful. This may also remind us of the “ugly duckling” so that we do not judge ourselves too harshly and know what we have the potential to become.

Summary

Compromise and balance among all persons is a real possibility!

Pause and reflect. Write and allow yourself freedom of expression to reveal your Divine intuition. Or find the outlet that allows you to be in touch with your inner self.

Know you are still in the world of illusion and it will appear that things can go awry. Be alert and give it your best, knowing that others are confused here also.

Building your recognition of and relationship to the inner you is a terrific goal in the lives that we live daily in the illusion. Knowing our potential and that great emotion can be dealt with in a dignified and royal manner is a thing of beauty.

Life will seem to get gangling at times. Introspection and perspective can help us maintain a sense of dignity and grace as we remember the gifts that we can uncover as we remember who and what we are.

I pray this serves,

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

Day 27 Urtext ACIM pg. 26 Know Yourself, Consider Abraham-Hicks and Law of Attraction

I do not like to quarrel with people and I will not debate or defend what I know. I follow the Spirit to find the Whole Truth. I use to think I could speak about it, but today I do not know. There are a lot of people out there “beating around the bush” and maybe humanity needs that for a while longer. I do know that as long as we are willing to accept suffering on any plane we will not be ready to accept what we are. I will just quietly live my life and grow in understanding till I am shown that I need to do something else. Fast or slow, humanity will not change the outcome because God IS.

36. Wholeness is the perceptual content of the miracle. It thus corrects (or atones for) the faulty perception of lack.

We now turn to the fundamental distinction between miracles and projection.

The stimulus MUST precede the response, and must also (determine) (influence) the kind of response that is evoked.

*i. e. Law of Attraction, you must be in the correct alignment to receive your desires.

The relationships of S and R are extremely intimate.

(The behavioristic terminology is because this part deals with behavior.)

Behavior IS response, so that the question “response to what?” becomes crucial.

Stimuli of all kinds are identified thru perception. You perceive the stimulus and behave accordingly. It follows, then, that :
As ye perceive
So will ye behave

(Hs raises point that Biblical language is hardly behavioristic terminology. Answer: No, but they needn’t be OUT of accord with each other, either.)

*Jesus is asking her to give herself a chance to see the Bible language in a different persective.

*We really need to back out of our boxes as we categorize things and look at the big picture. We will find that many of the worlds various teachings say the same things in different ways.

Consider the Golden Rule again. You are asked to behave towards others as you would have them behave toward you. This means that the perception of both must be accurate, since the Golden Rule is the Order for appropriate behavior. You can’t behave appropriately unless you perceive accurately, because appropriate behavior DEPENDS on lack of level confusion. The presence of level confusion always results in variable reality testing, and hence variability in behavioral appropriateness.

*It can be difficult for humanity to see their world from one lens. We want to see school in this window, work, in this window, family in this window. What a journey with the Holy Spirit allows you to do is to look with spiritual eyes on everything. This is what Jesus is showing Helen.

All forms of self image debasement are FUNDAMENTAL perceptual distortions. They inevitably produce either self contempt or projection, and usually both.

*In other words, we are not seeing ourselves as the Son of God, that we are. (Debasement is the action or process of reducing the quality or value of something.)

Since you and your neighbor are equal members of the same family, as you perceive both, so will you behave toward both.

*This is interesting and perhaps speaks of the personal opinions of Helen. Certainly, in the human condition (past and present) there have been those who do not consider all of the human race from the same family. (Could we say he meant of the same species etc., in other words we would not “typically” associate with another human as we would a worm or a fish.)

*Then again, he is saying it as a matter of fact that you and your neighbor are equal members of the same family. Very powerful statement, I suspect. It is sad to reflect on how humanity has too often, not caught on to or respected this truth.

The way to perceive for Golden Rule behavior is to look out from the perception of your own holiness and perceive the holiness of others.

*Isn’t that beautiful! Holiness is Wholeness, being one with God. What an entirely different way to engage with the world! It is fairly new to me, but it is rather freeing! My sense of responsibility and boundaries have really altered. I am currently in the process of integrating this concept/truth into my day to day life.

*It does give me a sense of comfort and wellness that is beyond anything that I have had before. This is because I do not feel responsible for how other people’s lives go. I am responsible to myself and how I think, and I assist and share where I can, but I am learning that we all create the reality that we are believing. Hence, I want to spend my energies believing and experiencing the grace and glory of God. As well as His abundance and protection.

*It is a marvelous adventure!

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

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