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Soul Gyrations

Soul Gyrations of

Entering into a New Reality

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The attribute of divine love is a great revealer, healer, and liberator at work within our soul. It moves into our soul through the workings of the Holy Spirit, who reveals this love to us, and through the instructions of the Spirit of Truth, who teaches us the spiritual laws that express this love.

As this love takes up residence in our souls, it reveals the will of our heavenly Father in ways that we couldn’t normally perceive, because clarity of his will is found in the workings of divine love. So, when we perceive a situation or relationship from this attribute’s perspective we move closer to what the will of God is for us, which is the perfect will for us, in those circumstances or relations. Through this awareness, we start to deepen not only in our understanding of his will for our individual lives, but also for humankind and all of creation.

In this understanding and work of the spirit, our lives start to conform to our Father’s “image” by partaking of his substance. In this realignment, our healing commences that regenerates our soul from one encased in the attributes of lack to one flowing in abundance. It’s all part of our individuality forming through this mortal experience.

Our Father’s will is expressed to us through spiritual laws pertaining to our created reality. These “laws” define for us the inner workings and various aspects of life until eventually we understand all our experiences in relation to these truths, thus the attribute of divine love. These spiritual laws reflect not only this love, but also many of the attributes of our Father that are incorporated into his love; beauty, harmony, goodness, sincerity, honor, righteousness, perfection, grace, mercy, forgiveness, purity, holiness, etc.

When we start to think and act in harmony with these laws, we not only learn more about our Father’s true nature, but also we start to partake of his substance, thus becoming a child, who reflects his likeness. Laws pertain to cause and effect, and the cause and effect relationship is a core aspect of our experiences. Therefore, as the spiritual laws are revealed, the relationships between the causes and effects occurring in our lives become more self-evident. This awareness is what creates a ripple effect of transformative growth in our souls and in our choices leading to a rejuvenated and liberated life; a life of his reflection.

However, it’s not all bliss at this point of our individualization formation. Though we know of his love and our spirit is transforming toward his likeness, during the process, we experience temporary upheavals in our souls. Sometimes they are quite cataclysmic as our temporal natures sown in perceived separation are replaced with everlasting ones sown in divine love. It’s much like the pains of childbearing and when they are particularly intense, childbirth, as we become souls born of our Father’s nature.

These disruptions come as the spirit of love and truth shines as a light in our soul, like a lamp on a dimmer switch illuminating a dark room. Little by little, it exposes everything in our soul and in our lives, and it leaves nothing hidden from its gentle yet targeted rays. In its illumination what we “see” within ourselves may lead to eye-opening and sometimes heartbreaking awareness as our fallen nature becomes apparent. At times during this process, it feels as if our life is being turned upside down from the inside out as everything that isn’t harmonious with his nature is shaken out; inclinations and natures of judgments, fears, worthlessness, pride, greed, hypocrisy, self-pity, useless cares, vanities, etc.; everything based on lies. And at these times, we realize we are totally dependent upon his work in us and not our own efforts, which he faithfully accomplishes. Though it may hurt a little or a lot, through these deep soul gyrations we are freed in ways we never knew we were bound as the truth takes up residence where the lies once dwelled.

After a series of these disruptions, we realize we are moving into a new reality; one founded on an abundance of divine love and no longer on separation and lack. These seasons bring a sprout of growth and we witness that he is making all things beautiful in time. And these intensities, which are leading to transformation, are part of the regeneration process. Also, we recognize that we are being transitioned by his spirit from a child coming out of a void caused by a perceived separation from our Father’s love to one who is springing forth from his love. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. The kingdom comes within you.

Our Father’s will for our individual lives and humankind is beyond what we have desired of ourselves. It’s far more beautiful, bountiful and blissful, for in his will is our ultimate peace and freedom.

Establishing our soul to be in harmony with his soul is a work that our Father does with extreme care. It isn’t instant or done in haste. It’s true, real and everlasting. It’s the work of a diligent Creator and his carpenter making everything beautiful; every motive, desire, inclination, thought, and every expression that follows. As we push into his love, desiring it to consume every breath, he refashions our individuality in order to create a true and everlasting oneness with Him. This experience for us is one of a total transformation in our soul because no area is left untouched by his attentive spirit. Thus, it’s our ultimate freedom. In his will that is expressed through his truths of love we are totally free.

This “freeing” of our free-will is the irony of this journey. Left to our own understandings and ways, which we think is our freedom, we create a twisted personality, thus choices and lives that imprison us. In his will, we are individualized souls who find immense freedom in all our expressions and all our ways. And what we are, we give to the world.

I’m ready to be in this place as I know you are, but until then may we encourage one another in our personal expeditions of becoming who we uniquely are as children being wonderfully made by our perfect heavenly Parent.

 

 


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Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity:

The End of Separation

 

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Before I begin, I want to clarify a particular truth because the truths that this post references are very powerful when received into our soul. When we converse with our heavenly Father in a true communion, we encounter him soul to soul, for he is soul and without physical form. In this kind of communion, his soul impresses spiritual truths and his divine love directly onto our soul bypassing our personality housed in this flesh and all its limitations. Thus, we are able to receive deep understandings that surpass a limited human mind and language. Then later we attempt to put words to what we know. Thus, to truly grasp these truths, we must each connect to the Source of us, our Father, and receive them soul-to-soul. If you learn in this way, you know exactly what I mean. Further, you will understand I’m only touching the surface of many more beautiful truths that take our understanding much deeper.

As our soul perceptions awaken to the divine love of our heavenly Father, we accept that his love has always been with us. A separation between him and us never existed, only a perceived separation caused by the process of the formation of our individuality, which was needed for us to be able to receive and give love. As we reflect upon our memories and see them within the framework of his love, we realize he was always there hidden beneath our misunderstandings of who he is and who we are in relation to him.

The action or cause that created our soul into an individual soul expression, making you you and me me, originated with our Father. Thus, he is the first cause of our existence that led to a vast chain of cause and effects bringing us up to this present moment. But as it’s a chain and he the originator, his ultimate effect will be fulfilled, which is our being in a bond of immortal love with him and all of his creation. He is the beginning and the end of us and will fill all in all. His plans never fail, for he is the Creator.

Prior to our existence in this physical form, our soul was without individuality inhabited in the soul of God. He is the Creator of all, thus all originates and comes from him. This is why a longing for a connection to our Creator is so strong among humankind, and we all try in a myriad of ways and expressions to have that connection with him, which is truly beautiful when you think about it and in itself an expression of our individuality.

As we expand in divine love, we realize our connection with our Father was never severed or lost. In the formation of our individuality, thus a uniqueness of our own, we mistook our individuality as separation from Him. In this erroneousness belief, we acted as if we were separate, though it was always and only a perceived separation and not a true reality, but a reality of our crafting. Further, the erroneous teachings throughout history about who we are and who our Father is have kept us blinded to his true nature and thus his deep eternal love for us; a love that not even death can separate us from. True death is the belief in a separation from the love of our Father, yet that belief is only an illusion, for his love never fails. This is why death can be overcome and defeated; it’s not real.

Divine love never forsakes, never fails. It’s constant and immutable. It doesn’t wax and wane. It simply is. We took what we didn’t understand and made it into something it wasn’t – our individuality formation as a separation from our Father. Our forming individuality that occurs in this earth life and beyond is a required component for us to be able to truly love, for love is always voluntary.

Encapsulated in the reality of this physical environment, our souls are able to have a free will, thus individualization, that doesn’t disrupt all of the spiritual realms. It’s here that we grow like an embryo being fashioned in the enclosed watery darkness of the womb. Since love is completely voluntary, we started the beginning of our individualization with a point of “non-existence” in that we have no prior memory of being a part of God. Without individualization, we didn’t have the facilities of memory to contain that truth. This is how we were able to believe in a separation though one didn’t exist. And the belief in separation led to acting in error because of the inherent fear in separation, and so the cycle begins; a cycle that only an acceptance of divine love can deliver us from. Christ Jesus came to break this cycle, for he knows the perfection of divine love.

If humankind understood the purpose and nature of this existence, we would cease to spread our lack of awareness and perpetuate this perceived separation throughout the generations. But this seemingly erratic chain of events is purposefully worked into the design of our Creator. The original cause of us all comes from our heavenly Father, thus his intended effect will manifest, for his love never fails.

Free will gives us the ability to choose. Choice is what creates our uniqueness, thus individuality, thus our ability to know and give love. However, as we developed in our individuality through our free will choices and unique experiences, and believed in this perceived separation, we created all kinds of havoc; lies, fears, unworthiness, ugliness, and so on all manifesting from perceived separation. We weren’t aware of our true Source and the purpose of our physical reality – to shape our individuality through free-will and choice so that we could abide for eternity in a bond of true love. But our Father in his amazing faithfulness and perfection of original causality takes all our mishaps and creates something beautiful from them by a restructuring of our memories.

In a perceived separation and the following creation of temporary error, disharmony and harm that came from our free-will, we judged ourselves unworthy, unlovable and rejected by our heavenly Father. This was our judgment of ourselves in our lack of understanding of his love for us, a love we only realize when we accept that his love is here and always has been for each one of us. And when we extend our soul to that love by finding harmony with the truths of our Father, we realize separation was only an illusion of a developing personality.

It’s our memories fashioned in lies, which we held as true, that bind us to a perceived separation, for in this belief, we create the ramification of this belief (fear, pain, ugliness, rejection, lack of love) that strengths that belief. But as divine love fills our soul it dissolves all these effects, and emanates a light of truth instead of the darkness of separation, and our memories are cleansed. Our Father reshapes our understandings so that the hurts of the past that came from our perceived separation are dissolved. All that lingers is the beauty that came from them; understanding, compassion, humility, harmony with his will, and above all a knowing and abiding in his love, for now we are able to love.

Divine love gives us the knowing that we are and always have been our Father’s beloved child and that everyone is. But in creating the beauty of a sincere and true love, we needed our own individuality, thus, our journey into soul development, which began at our physical birth, and will continue to expand into eternity.

May we all realize we are and always have been adored children of our Father and know our true identity. In this knowing, we enter deeper into his love that is always there for us, and that love makes everything beautiful in its time.

 

 


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Divine Love’s Causality

Divine Love’s Causality:

The Breath of Life

 

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The harmonizing of our soul condition and life choices to divine love testify to its presence within us. In this, we come to understand, thus abide in divine love’s causality.

Our entire existence is defined in cause and effect relationships. Our disharmony, (pain, suffering, fear, lack, etc) is caused by harmful causes, ones that are counter to the workings of perfect love. Divine love creates perfect causes in our lives that lead to perfect effects, which in turn creates more perfect causes. This is how this supreme love creates immortal harmony.

When we begin to transform by divine love, which begins with a drop of this liquid light, our causes start to be governed by divine love. This creates the sequence I described above. It takes ownership of our causes, our inner-most desires and longings, and works out the perfect effect from a myriad of probabilities. Something we could never do on our own. In this, we no longer abide in error; the effects of ill causes. Instead we experience growth and expansion. Through this process our heavenly Father shapes our reality, making it a reality without corruption, thus one he can abide in and move through. Eventually, our soul is consumed with his love, so that our lives are totally shaped by divine love’s causality. His breath of life becomes our breath.

In obtaining this divine love, we are a part of our perfect Father. To prepare us for this sacred union, the initial inflow of this divine love prepares us by sowing our souls in attributes reflective of our heavenly Father. This preparation shapes our lives in purity, thus pushing out corruption from our realities. In this he is preparing his home within our soul, a home sown in honor, and all his beautiful characteristics. This translates into a deep purging and purifying of our soul and every effect that flows from our souls.

Of our own strength and ability, we know we can’t love perfectly as our universal Father does in his divine love. Yet, we can love perfectly in the finiteness of our present moments when this divine love finds fluidity within our soul. It finds its home in our soul through our sincere longing and desire for it, a desire for our spiritual parent’s divine love to govern every breath. This union follows a submission of our self-will (or our self-determination) to the all-consuming will of our Father, which his divine love gently leads us into. Throughout this process, we experience the very nature of this love, as we experience how this love tenderly unites to our soul. In this we experience how very precious we are to him.

Divine love never changes though it’s uniquely expressed through our individual personalities. In its immutability, we are the ones who are changed so that we can experience it and know its nature, thus know an individual intimacy with our eternal perfect Father.

Living divine love is like breathing. We do it without conscious awareness, though at times we are conscious of its fluidity through our lives and into the lives of others. As we expand from our soul outward in this love, we realize it doesn’t succumb to our expectations. It doesn’t conform to our limited thoughts, but it’s formed by what is perfect for us and others. This love is shaped by the thoughts of our loving Creator, thus by thoughts that are far beyond our thoughts. Therefore, it flows in perfect yet unpredictable ways in our lives and in the lives of others. This is how it exposes the absolute/divine truths to us. In the contrast occurring within us, before and after the presence of this love in our souls, we see the truths it moves by. It takes us on paths we never would have journeyed, into relationships we would have passed by, and into places in our soul we never knew existed. Thus for it to flow in and through our lives, we must be comfortable and accept its unique workings. Therefore, we don’t control its expression in what we “should do” or “shouldn’t do”. This love doesn’t respond in “should-do” (obligatory love), but only in a desire to love another. It doesn’t do what it doesn’t want to (hypocrisy); it only acts from a desire to love another. As we abide in a sincere care for others that this love gives us, the love governs the expressions of that care through our unique personalities.

In this union of trust, our soul is knit to our Father’s soul in an ever-expanding unity. Divine love continues to expand in its forms of expressions through us so that it consumes every aspect of our being. It’s the breath of life, for love is the creative energy of harmony, which is the progenitor of continuance of life of an eternal being.

In this progression of divine love transforming our souls, it creates a new reality around us, a reality without corruption. It’s a reality that is always increasing in beauty, peace, and rest for our souls.

Our perfect spiritual Father is right here with us, in this present moment, the eternal present. Selah. In the present, we cross the barriers of the time and space continuum, and we encounter his living reality as our own, and no longer an alternate reality crafted by our minds. As his love grows, it expands our capacity to abide in this present moment by eradicating all fear. Fear or perceptions of lack in our present moments takes us out of the present moment and puts us in an unreality of past memories and future expectations. Overtime, as we continue to grow in this love and all fear is expelled, we abide ever more in his presence in the present until an immortal harmony is formed between our soul and his in the eternal present.

Jesus Christ’s faith brought into our finite mortal awareness this divine love. He lived the truth of this divine love, and made it a reality for all in this earth-life existence and beyond. In his faith, he acted upon the spiritual truths that enabled us to know and receive this divine love. He opened our eyes and souls to this potential of living in divine love now. In this awareness and gift of potentiality, our transformation begins from an unreality of separation into the reality of divine love, the living reality of our universal perfect heavenly loving Father.


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A Natural Spark or A Divine Glow

A Natural Spark or

A Divine Glow

 

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Compassion, an expression of love, is a defining characteristic of one who sees, understands, cares and loves.

In our natural love, we have compassion for others when we possess a certain level of understanding of their life experiences. The more we know of their defining life experiences, the more compassion we have. This is true with anyone; even those who are very hurtful. We may not like the harm their actions/words create, but knowing that their actions come from their painful past generates a compassion for them. This truth, I have realized for some time. Compassion flows from understanding.

Uncompromising Compassion

What I’ve learned more recently through my experiences is that with the receipt of divine love, we gain a perception of others that sees them more deeply even without a personal understanding, because we are “seeing” them through this divine love of our heavenly Father.

As divine love shapes our perceptions; we see into the souls of others and their beautiful potential. We see that they are dearly beloved children of our Father, no matter their current soul condition, and we feel a reflection of this love within us. And when we see them suffering, for whatever reason, compassion is ignited in us. Our desire intensifies, as divine love expands within us, that they too may be freed from all that blinds and binds them, a freedom that only divine love can bring into their lives. In response, our soul extends outward to them with compassion and a desire for their suffering to be alleviated.

As we grow in divine love, we experience an increasing compassion toward others. It’s not a compassion that is segmented, in that it extends to some and not others, at some times and not others, or in some situations and not others. It doesn’t flow from ourselves, but from our heavenly Father through us, and his divine love extends to every soul and living creation. He is the true Father of all, and a Father whose love never fails and is always constant, for it’s immutable as he is. Thus, as we become recipients of that divine love we start to experience this all-consuming boundless love. Because divine love is of our Father, it’s a love when possessed by us holds his characteristics. So it isn’t a love that we normally see. It holds a purity of truth, a higher intellect, and an unpredictable nature in its expression. It’s a love beyond us, yet becomes a part of us as he forms a oneness with us. And when we’ve experienced a drop of the realness and truth of this divine love, all we want are those drops to become a living stream flowing freely through us to others.

A Divine Glow

Divine love begins as a drop of liquid light of love in our soul that emanates a radiant glow. Though it’s a drop and the emanating light dim, it’s shining constantly. It’s a part of immortality, thus it’s always constant because of the inherent life it possesses. It continues to grow brighter as we continue to draw near to the Source of divine love. This radiance from within is the beginnings of divine love within our soul, thus with it we start experiencing a deeper and truer love for all of creation, and compassion is a significant part of that love. It starts small, but it starts for all. It has an all-consuming nature ridding our lives of lines drawn in the sand that create separation.

In it’s light, all that causes distance in our souls from others starts to fade; judgment, fear, lack of care, criticism, condemnation, un-forgiveness, ill-will, pride, and so on as the Breath of life holding mercy, forgiveness, humility, healing, acceptance, and renewal fills our soul. This divine love is what it is, not because of us, but because of the Source who it’s continually flowing from.

As for our natural love, it is consumed by divine love casting a beautiful reflection.

A Natural Spark

While divine love is a glowing constant in our soul, our natural love waxes and wanes with the drama of the human soul. Natural love or human love is born out of our relationships and is generated by our own self-efforts to love. It sparks at times at not at others. It sparks for some and not others. It sparks for a while for someone, and then diminishes. Yet, divine love just is, whether a drop or more. It’s a steady light glowing in our soul that exudes care and thus compassion for all creation that never stops glowing or growing.

As beautiful and powerful as this divine love is, it isn’t something we can give of ourselves. It flows through a true harmonious union with our heavenly Father, the Source of this transcendent love. But the blessed answer to this gap is that our perfect Father desires nothing more than for us to ever be flowing in the stream of his divine love. This love is always present, always wants to give love, always wants to be connected, and always wants to expand. So in our desire for it, it will only continue to expand in us as our soul is transformed to receive and give it. Thus, its outflow to others only continues to grow more beautiful, which is a defining witness to the truth abiding in our soul.