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Drawn into the Light

Drawn into the Light

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Practicing the truth brings us to a higher spiritual frequency, which is the ability to give and receive divine love. 1 John 1:6-7 When we obtain a certain frequency, we are a prepared soul to receive the fullness of God according to the measure intended for our created being. Abiding in the fullness of God is eternally abiding in divine love. It is a phenomenon that we witnessed in Christ Jesus, a likeness we will one day reflect as we are drawn into the light.

This spirit ascension begins with seeking the truth from the spirit of perfection, God. In a world of lies, we must seek the truth, for lies blind us to the truth. But once we start to experience its transcendence power, we become drawn to it as a moth to a light. Even a flicker in our life can be impactful, it can set us on a course of a sojourner ever reaching for a higher reality, one in which we function in accordance to the mind of God, and no longer the mind of mankind.

If we don’t or cease practicing the truth, we can’t ascend, for ascension comes with a transformation of our mind by the words of the Divine spoken as an inner counselor, like words coming from a pure conscience. New thoughts create new perspectives, and new perspectives create new actions coming out a point of perfection, His light, within us. It all starts with words of truth, which bring understanding, which recreates us. His Truth lifts us above the influences of the lower realm, where the primal mind of mankind dwells. Thus, our creative powers grow ever more in alignment with the divine nature of God, and in this, beautiful present moments manifest in our lives.

Therefore, to move into a higher frequency is a combination of letting go of unrighteousness and practicing truth. We let go of those things that anchor us to a lower mind (mind of rebellion), like lusts, addictions, and cares of the world as defined by mankind’s wisdom and ways. Instead, we practice in all sincerity (void of hypocrisy, backbiting, judging) divine love, doing the right thing, humility, gentleness, meekness, kindness, trust in God, mercy, forgiveness, God’s wisdom, honor, and purity, in our lives and to those around us. We pursue what makes peace, harmony and unity with the spirit of God, not strife and separation. To learn each of these traits is a continual experiential apprenticeship under the Spirit of Truth. It is a journey requiring diligence, steadfastness, patience, and perseverance. Yet, in this back and forth of letting go and practicing truth, our minds/spirits wind upward as an ascending staircase away from being governed by the realm of the mind of mankind, thus serving its base ways, to a higher realm of the spirit of God.

God’s spirit is very powerful, yet very gentle. If we are doing what is contrary to His spirit, it keeps a insurmountable gap between Him and us, though His spirit is always close at hand. 1 Peter 3:12 Our acts of rebellion easily distance us from abiding in the spirit of truth, thus an aspect of the gentleness of His Spirit. The moment we desire to practice truth in all sincerity, His spirit is receptive to our desire to connect. Thus, we have to draw near to Him, then He will to us. Zech 1:3 We draw near by honestly desiring to live in accordance to His righteousness and truth, which is reflected in our choices for righteousness. If we want to meet with Him, we must be willing to travel on His paths, and do so.

At the beginning of our journey, we aren’t even sure where the light is, because we are in total darkness in our minds. The darkness comes from all the lies we think are true. We are seeking around trying to find truth, the ways of God, and not fully aware of what to expect. And as our expectations can be misleading, we have to set them aside and be open to anyway He chooses to reveal Himself to us. But for those seeking, God’s spirit will start to pull them gently toward Himself by words of truth spoken to their soul. His words become like a little light ever increasing, like a match, to a candle, to a flashlight, and so on. His words spoken to our spirits, that can be hard to discern in our blindness, help us to see the next step to take to be in alignment to His will and nature. We walk step by step and rarely leaps and bounds, for understanding is built layer upon layer. This path can be trying at times when it is hard to see what is His will in our present circumstance, but if we continue to seek, He will build the constructs of our mind to “see” the understanding we need. If we desire to know His will for a situation, we will know as we are able to receive, and when we need to know it. So focus on what you are learning today, for it will lead to tomorrow’s answers.

As we practice the truth, then our light expands because in our current understanding (light) we are able to receive more transformative understanding. Our spiritual evolution continues as long as we continue to seek and practice what we learn. Over time, our mind is networked with His understanding, thus we are transformed in our inner life and our outside reality to reflect His divine nature.

For those drawn into the light, they are ever growing in a life of righteousness and divine love. These are those truly of God. The Overseer of their soul, who they continually sought and clung to, establishes a foundation of thanksgiving, honor, glory, wisdom, power, might and blessing in their lives. Upon this foundation the presence of God resides, His very temple, the soul of a transcended created being of His workmanship.

If we want God to draw near to us, we need to draw near to the truth of divine love by seeking it, practicing it, and living by it. This is how we meet God, and start to “see” Him.


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An Algorithm for Abundant Life

An Algorithm for Abundant Life

(Related to Post: Self-Perfecting Mind)

 

Here is a driving equation of a mind being fashioned by God; thus one who is spiritually maturing and ascending …

An algorithm for abundant life:

HUMILITY >>TRUTH >> HARMONY >> GROWTH = abundant LIFE

TRUTH = is and consists of truthful data points, as well as the accurate connection and networking of those data points. The stringing together of data points creates understanding, which crafts our perceptions, which is light. If we perceive in truth, we have eyes of light. If we perceive in error, we have eyes of darkness. Matthew 6:22-23 Our perceptions drive our choices and actions, which shape our experience of reality.

This light by which we see is the morning star rising in our hearts. 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:28, 22:16 It’s the spirit that Christ held and reflected of the Divine, perfect wisdom, thus the spirit of Christ. Colossians 1:27, 2:2-3, 3:16 It’s His spirit, spirit of truth, that imparts the truthful data points and the connections between them to our minds. Thus, He is to be our source of wisdom, thus growth, thus abundant life. John 10:10

When we have truthful data points strung together in the correct way, which His spirit creates in us as we diligently seek to learn from Him, then harmony is created. If you hold the truth and so do I, we are of one spirit acting in supporting ways with one another thus in and creating harmony. When there is harmony between two or more entities then growth can occur.  When we have harmony, then our relationship grows, deepens and expands. The growth is life, abundant life. When we grow in our relationship, we experience true and increasing kindness, love, honor, respect, peace, companionship, unity, support, all the elements of abundant life.

Like trees with the right balance of water, light and soil (data elements strung together in the right way and amounts) that create growth, which is life, when we abide in the truths that create growth, our actions produce abundant life.

Wisdom is having understanding in how to implement the truth (data points and their connections) in our lives. Foolishness is thinking we have this understanding when we don’t.

Humility Precedes Wisdom; Judgment (Arrogance) Precedes Foolishness

The beginning of wisdom is humility, which is constant submission to the wisdom of God, because His wisdom is perfect and superior to any other “wisdom”. Proverbs 1:7, 1 Corinthians 3:19 A key to having a humble mind is maintaining the mindset of a neophyte. Someone who is a novice has the humility that she doesn’t know all, and therefore is continually learning and growing.

Once we believe we are an “expert”, we switch from learning in a situation to judging it. A seemingly “expert” mind is one that assumes it knows, thus easily falls into a judgmental mindset instead of humble and teachable. Psalm 25:9 It assumes it knows, thus judges instead of learns from a situation, and as a consequence this mind is blocked from learning what it ought to in the present moment, for every situation can bring deeper understanding.  Thus it’s bound to foolishness for it doesn’t know as it ought and isn’t seeking to learn. It doesn’t realize it lacks the correct or adequate data points or connections, thus foolish is its response. Yet, when we possess a humble mind our ability to learn is infinite.

A Humble Mind is a Spiritually Maturing Mind

Nowhere do we find a humble mind more so than in a spiritually maturing being. It’s a fundamental requirement to and aspect of spiritual maturation. The only way to mature is to be constantly submitting thus learning from the wisdom of God in our present moments. A spiritually maturing mind seeks the wisdom of God, which is always higher thus beyond that spirit’s current understanding no matter how mature it is. This mindset perpetuates that spirit’s growth thus maturity.

The wisdom of God comes out of the present moment. If we are growing, we are more knowledgeable than we were yesterday, thus God can take us into continually deeper layers of understanding than where we were yesterday. Understanding builds upon understanding. See how this works? This is why some less mature don’t understand the revelations spoken by more mature, thus can dismiss them if they’ve fallen into a judging mindset. They lack the required previous levels of knowledge to comprehend a higher level.

This means, like a beginner, we should always be asking questions. For example, we are always seeking what door to go through in our present moment that takes us to the next step along our personal path fulfilling our purpose. Assumptions and expectations based on what we know are fleeting to this mindset, while questions and seeking are the mainstay. If we are of a humble mind, a neophyte mind, we are consistently seeking and asking, thus learning and growing, thus spiritually maturing.

The wisdom of the divine integrated into our souls by the spirit of Christ is our compass. It’s His spirit interacting with ours in our inner person that guides, instructs and leads us down His cogent roads. It’s these roads that create a network of thinking and acting that produce an abundant life.

This algorithm works for every facet of our lives; marriage, relationships, business, health, and home life. For example, as my husband and I learn of data points (mercy, forgiveness, divine love), and learn how they interact within our marriage, they lead to choices and actions that are harmonious with one another, thus we experience growth in our marriage. This growth creates a marriage of increasing abundance (comfort, support, care, peace, beauty, divine love). As we remain humble in our minds, we continually grow in our understanding and thus expand in all those traits that greatly enhance our marriage. Thus the marriage is always getting better. We can apply this to every area of our life. When we do we start experiencing abundant life.

Our minds create our reality. A mind crafted by the wisdom of God is continually creating better present moments, thus life always gets better.


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A Free Mind is a Hopeful Reality

A Free Mind is a Hopeful Reality

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This weekend I looked behind me, and it was a vast nothingness; the past wasn’t there.

This is a welcomed awareness. It was a vision that granted me a deeper understanding sending me into greater levels of enlightenment thus freedom.

Except for our memories, the past doesn’t exist. However, most of us act like it’s a living reality, thus make it one. We live by it, and from it create our present and future. Sometimes we try to hold onto it and live as a 20-year-old chasing what once was and thus are never satisfied with today. Other times, we live by its wounds, which taint our current health, relationships, jobs, etc. For example, we were hurt in a previous relationship in which someone betrayed us, and now we don’t or find it hard to trust others. We failed in a business venture, and now we don’t follow our desires but work in a job we don’t like. A parent called us a loser, and now we overeat to drown out that resounding voice echoing in our head. These are examples of living in and by the past, thus it creates our present moments and future. This projection of the past into the future is often at the core of those who struggle with depression, hopeless, and feeling trapped. This mentality can quench our hope because it prohibits our minds from growing and creating a present and future we do desire.

The fulfillment of hope, thus change, comes from allowing ourselves to learn from the past, but not live in the past. In learning from it yet not in it, our hope starts to become fulfilled, because we are open to learning and growing, which brings the fulfillment of the things hoped for. A learning and growing mind, a present mind, is receptive to new opportunities and better ways of being because it’s learning new ways of thinking. It enables alteration within our mind’s process thus real change in our choices, actions and behaviors.

What has this to do with our relationship with God? Everything.

The Spirit of God is in the present, for that is what exists and is real. As our internal teacher and counselor, He speaks to us right now with the purpose of transitioning our minds to operate by His truth and loving kindness. 1 Timothy 1:5 If our minds are bound to the past by functioning in and by mindsets like blame, bitterness, resentment, vengeance, covetousness, maliciousness, hatred, backbiting, unforgiveness, jealousy, self-pity, and so on we won’t hear His voice instructing us in a better way. When we give these mindsets control of our thoughts, they are loud and consuming. The thoughts God establishes in us are opposite of these, thus we have to be willing to turn away from these mindsets and learn to think in accordance to His wisdom, truth, righteousness and loving kindness. This is part of renewing our mind and a significant part of the repentance we’re called to. Romans 1:28-32, Romans 12:2

When we seek and follow His instruction, our minds transition to a present mindset where God guides us in new directions. He, and not our interpretation of the past, establishes our thoughts, thus our minds create fresh perspectives that translate into new actions, thus changes, and hopes fulfilled.

A part of moving out of our past and into the present is viewing our past with thanksgiving and honor. The upsets of the past can teach us important lessons of wisdom, truth and love that if we learn we won’t repeat the past hurts. All we went through and the people who were involved in those lessons teach us compassion and understanding. Once we learn from our situations, we are able to help others because we’ve learned the truth and practice the truth. Our past is cloaked with thanksgiving and honor when we see all the experiences and people they contained as part of our journey of growing in alignment with the divine wisdom of God. In this, the past, thus the present, translates into blessings instead of continual cursings because we’ve learned, grown, and can now help others. Some of our greatest hurts can teach us life-altering lessons that propel us forward to gaining a mind established on truth.

I’ve tasted a lot of different pains in my past. Once I started to seek after the truth, God has been using them to teach me and bring me to a deeper level of understanding and compassion I wouldn’t have had otherwise. It is truly God working all for good for those who love Him. Romans 8:28

This understanding of learning from our past but not living by it is deep and personal. We each have a myriad of experiences from our past, and if we allow the Spirit of Truth to teach us, we will learn from those experiences, grow, and begin to live in the present out by the wisdom they provided. This understanding sets our mind free, thus frees us.


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Time of Revealing and Testing

Time of Revealing and Testing

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Okay … why so much talk about loving the animals?

If you’ve been following my blog and videos, perhaps you are wondering … why am I talking so much about showing loving kindness to the animal kingdom? Some have wondered what this loving kindness toward them has to do with God and the times we are in, ironic isn’t it?

It has everything to do with the establishment of His kingdom in righteousness, truth and loving kindness.

The spirit of God that brings in and governs His kingdom within us arises like the dawning of a new day. If you are awake, of the Day, you are starting to see the glory of His presence, the expression of divine love. In the light of this perfect love, it’s illuminating what is of His spirit and what isn’t, the revealing, in order to cleanse us, to be His dwelling place. You also are seeing that this world’s ways are consumed in a very thick cloud of darkness that isn’t familiar to this love or a part of it. When the light of truth/love enters into our realm, all the hidden works contrary to God are revealed. It uncovers all the ways of this world and of our lives that are full of corruption. This is why I am talking about this love for the animal kingdom; it’s a very bright reflection I’m seeing in His light.

In revealing what is good, pure, love and of Him and what isn’t, it tests our “works” thus hearts. As God’s spirit encounters our lives and the many facets of it, it is embraced or rejected. It’s embraced if we know Him; it’s rejected if we don’t. And to know Him is to know His love.

1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

How is it embraced or rejected? If we give or don’t give this divine love to others, from the least to the greatest. For, to love others is to love God. And, what we do to the least, we do to Him.

Extending divine love to all of creation for creation is our “work”. Why is it our work? Because all of us have been raised in a culture lacking this godly characteristic. Most types of love, including familial love where we learn about love, are largely contrived of self-preservation, obligation, pride, self-ambition, and to make us feel good about ourselves and to look good to others. It’s for approval, praise, lust, or to please others, which is really self-gratification. It’s a love that at its core is most concerned for itself and most motives are for one’s own advancement or benefit. This is where we all start, thus we must seek to know God’s love and truth. And only His spirit of truth can teach us for it is an inner work of the heart, mind, soul and spirit.

The ability to give divine affection is a reflection of one’s spiritual maturity as it mirrors one’s understanding of the divine nature of God and their connectedness to Him. 1 Timothy 1:5

Divine love is absolutely pure and perfect. Its only motive is to treat others from the least to the greatest perfectly. It delights in caring for others for their sake. It loves beyond itself. It cares for the suffering of others even if it’s not seemingly directly impacted. It desires every thought, word, and act to affect others in a way that is the very best for them. It loves at all times, in all situations, to all creation. It sees every living creation in loving kindness. Luke 10:25-37

So why animals? There are many reasons as I’ve spoken and written about, but here’s another. They are the least of creation, by mankind’s definition, and they are innocent. A love for the innocent and weak is the starting point of divine love ending with loving our enemies. If we don’t care for them and their suffering at our own hands, how can we love even our enemies? It’s all inclusive. We can’t truly love others and not love the animal kingdom as well. Divine love knows no boundaries. It extends to all because all belongs to God and God will fill all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28

We are born of God when we give this divine love. This understanding is highlighted in the book of 1 John, which I read today and prompted this post. To say that we are a part of God and love Him, and yet hate others, we are fooling ourselves. To inflict harm, fear and suffering upon others is a part of hatred. To believe we can act this way and be apart of God’s perfect love is a delusion, and a very strong delusion capturing many souls.

Do we walk in loving kindness fulfilling the commands of God or do we delight in our lusts instead? How we treat others reveals our hearts and whether we know divine love or not; it is the spirit of truth testing our hearts. It is God’s love and wisdom approaching our hearts and our response is how we answered. Luke 12:45-46

When divine love defines our actions, we are a part of God. It means His seed is within us and growing. 1 John 3:9 It’s demonstrating that we have a self-perfecting mind being crafted by the spirit of God and are moving into eternal life where His righteousness and perfect love reign. We may lack awareness, but we are no longer contrary to God in our conscience, heart, desires, and motives. The spirit of God will teach us through our mistakes causing our love to increase and abound. May we humble ourselves and realize that we’ve been brought up in a world very contrary to the love of God and need to have a mind of a novice and start to learn to love.

And I can’t help but wonder if this is the beginning of the end when all is starting to be revealed and tested to bring in a new reign of righteousness upon this earth. Revelation 3:10, 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 I pray so, the suffering is so very great.


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Come Up Here: A Self-Perfecting Mind

Come Up Here: A Self-Perfecting Mind

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The earth is knocking on the doors of a universal shift. This shift takes us from one age into the next by the awakening of the human mind to a higher level of consciousness or awareness. Awareness is understanding. The awareness is heightened as souls are drawn into the vortex of the Creator’s loving presence. This “drawing in” is a choice for each soul, which arouses from a living faith. Faith is choosing to act on particular beliefs because we trust they will lead to our desires, which when in truth is living. A choice based on our understanding not our current state (sight).

Awakening to this higher frequency of thought means our perceptions are dramatically altered. We begin to see through the spirits of God. (Rev 4:5)

We are not bystanders in this cosmic event. Instead, we affect the timing of our transforming mind by choosing to posses a self-perfecting mind. It’s a mind that prepares and brings us gracefully into the next age. Our mind is a myriad of interworking networks and frameworks determining how we perceive the world and respond, like a collage of algorithms. All our behaviors follow a set of processes and systems determined by how our thoughts are networked together. Our current functions are marred and dysfunctional, thus the need for a renewal. Much like an algorithm that doesn’t produce the right results, our current consciousness doesn’t produce the right results. Therefore, we must choose to have a mind of self-perfecting algorithms. This simply means we choose to grow in goodness, in doing the “right” thing, and in emanating loving kindness to all creation. We choose to love at all times in all situations. If this is our path, our Creator, who has the capability to re-wire our mind, will individually lead us in this endeavor by teaching us through our mistakes thus ever expanding our understanding and awareness, thus self-perfecting.

This governing desire over all our actions opens up our mind to increase in understanding and expand into an abundant reality, for this is the result of acting in truth/love. It’s a mind that allows God’s power to manifest within it because we seek to align to His perfect spirit. Seeking creates upward movement in our thoughts and pulls us out of pre-defined “boxes” of thinking that blind us to a downward path instead of upward. Boxes formed by tradition, religion, culture, societal ways, and convenience. A mind fixed upon seeking truth/love leads the soul out of the “boxes” that keep it from ascending.

In this transforming mind, new perceptions feed new choices that feed further new perceptions. It’s a winding staircase upward.

In the awakening mind, one of the first perceptions to change is how we perceive all living creatures. We start to see them from a perception crafted by a Creator who designed them in perfection. Thus, creations to be loved.

In this understanding, we choose to love them at all times. Souls choose love when they have the faith that if they act in loving ways it will produce good results as well as the fulfillment of their desires.

A fundamental characteristic of love is that is voluntary for the giver and receiver. It isn’t forced upon either, but something that must be willingly given and received. The nature of this tender affection is that it’s gentle, meek, and patient, and in its fullness there is nothing more powerful. (The power comes from Truth, which it is tightly intertwined with. Truth consists of the spiritual laws that create a harmonious interacting reality.) This is why “come up here” is an appropriate description, for we must choose to ascend to this new level of comprehension, for to love is a choice.

This call to “come up here” has been heavy on my soul; to let go of the world systems sown by mindsets counter to love and to arise to a superior level of human existence and experience. This ascension comes by a deeper and more full-body understanding of the characteristics of a reality derived from truth and love. Basically, it’s an increased desire to abide in loving kindness toward all of creation all the time because you see the superiority of it in every way. To abide in love is to abide in the loving Creator’s wisdom. Again a choice is made to traverse a path of this infinite wisdom and leave the limited and self-serving imaginations of mankind behind.

Consider all the ways you act, decide, chose, and respond to life’s situations. Now consider choosing to do all these in a way that is most caring for all involved.  How would that change your choices, reactions, words, and persona?

Because our loving all-knowing Creator creates love and truth as an inseparable unit, the kindness we give is established on understanding. We elect to respond a certain way because we’ve learned it is truly good. As we learn to respond in loving-kindness from our mistakes, our understanding of how to be kind and caring in all sincerity increases. This is possessing a self-perfecting mind, a mind that learns and grows from its mistakes guided by the inner counsel of the Spirit of Truth.

If we seek to abide in increasing love and truth, God will guide us faithfully. To encounter God, who is spirit, is to encounter an intimate instructor in your thoughts, penetrating to your most hidden thoughts, on how to be a creation that gives and receives divine love.

The desire to love rightly to all, in all situations, and all the time propels a mind into a self-perfecting mind. Below are three interwoven fundamentals to the algorithms of an ascending mind:

  1. You choose to do what is kind and caring to all creation at all times in all situations. You aren’t bound by tradition, habits, and convenience. The question always lingers; how would you want to be treated?
  2. You “see” every living creation as significant. You lift none above the other. You honor all equally. There is no self-exalting (pride, arrogance, haughtiness) over another based on gender, race, income, culture, family, heritage, status, vocation, appearance, type of creation (animal, etc), religion, etc. You honor all. Especially the weak the meek who need it most of all.
  3. You love beyond yourself.  An inferior love cares for only what it is affected by, but divine love cares for all, whether one is deemed personally affected or not by that entity. True understanding is realizing we are all effected by what is done to any part of creation. We are all connected. Thus we never treat another poorly even though we “think” we aren’t directly affected.

Love is a choice. For those who make this choice and learn of divine love, they are awakening in their understanding to new realities far superior in every way.

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