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Reflections

Reflections

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Ever felt that life was urging you onto the next phase, stage, or stratum of life? That’s where I’m at.

Lately, I’ve been going through a lot of changes in my perceptions and understandings about the heavenly Father of us all. At times it felt like everything was turning upside down, and sometimes it still does. But he has taught and shown me enough of his divine love that in an odd way my footing has never felt so solid. (I use “he” for simplicity sake, for God is spirit.)

It’s like there was a shell from the residue of this world around my perception of him that blocked me from seeing him as he wanted me to, thus how I saw myself and others. It feels like that shell broke away, and the immense love and care that I perceive is absolutely beautifully glorious. Being infinite, I know I’ll always be learning and growing in my connection to this utmost perfect divine spirit, but what I’m “seeing” is a love that is far beyond what most have imagined, naturally for he is far far beyond us in spirit and nature, yet he remains closer to us than our breath, for he is of perfect love.

Seek and you will find …

If we diligently seek to know the truth, we end up growing in love. When we expand and grow in love everything changes; our perception, our focus, and how we see ourselves, others and our heavenly Father. Over the years of seeking truth, he has manifested himself to me by teaching me life-changing truths, counseling me through many situations and dark nights of the soul, and giving me love I lacked. He has changed me from the inside out to such a degree I no longer recognize who I was as me. He has brought a depth of love into my life that I can give to others that I never knew existed and I only want it to increase and magnify to fill all and all. There is no doubt, by what has transpired in my life that his hand has been shaping, guiding and leading, for everything has grown more beautiful. His essence form is the most caring, majestic, and loving spirit who always wants to guide, lead and help us. But as love is gentle, tender and patient, so is he toward us and he waits for us to come to him. He never forces himself on us. But when we are willing to listen, he is always right there. He is the perfect spirit parent of us all.

We perceive and know God’s spirit according to our level of soul development or maturity. As we transform in our soul, we perceive everything and everyone differently including God. My perception has changed to such an extent that there is a new foundation rising up in my life extending from my morphing soul, one constructed of his divine love. Though small, it’s like my feet have moved onto a new platform. I have so much to learn of this love and still much growth to occur in my soul to be the reflection of this love as I desire.

Due to my growing understanding of the amazing love and nature of our Creator that’s starting to consume my life, I’m allowing this blog and my YouTube Channel to embrace that change as well. I’ve wrestled with leaving the trail I’ve journeyed, but what presses upon me as more important is allowing his reflection to grow truer, that means letting go of the past. When we start stepping ahead, we can leave the past behind.

The heavenly Father wants us to know him, and sometimes, often, by letting go of the past and embracing our present, which he has crafted, helps us to continue to move forward in him and with him, a movement deeper into his perfect divinity.

How true are the two commandments given to us by our Christ: love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love others as yourself. Love of divinity is what is needed for all of us. And really this is what it all comes down to, isn’t it? All else is a distraction from the attainment of our deepest and truest desires.


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Evolution of the Spirit Mind

Evolution of the Spirit Mind

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The ways and laws of the Old Testament in the Bible were a reflection of mankind’s understanding of who they believed God to be and what they thought God wanted according to the image they held of God. Thus they had animal sacrifice, stoning, harsh judgments, and various laws. They saw God in a certain way and everything was filtered through that image.

The church system does the same thing today. Water baptism, communion, tithing, “corporate” worship, and their understanding of what being a “good Christian” means is based upon their image of God and how to “worship” and “serve” Him.

It’s deemed that today’s reflection is a more “loving” reflection of God. Yet, the image is still based upon mankind’s ideas and not the true nature of God, which is made evident from the countering acts that are contrary to a “loving” God. A glaring one is the unkind treatment and attitude of indifference to other creations of God’s creation. This kind of treatment to others isn’t found in divine love, for divine love protects one from suffering. But this isn’t seen as odd or even contradictory because of mankind’s perception of who they believe God to be. For example, be kind to your neighbor, but perpetuate mass cruelty to animals. It’s all contradictory and we will find contradictions in what isn’t truth, which is always sown in divine love. When we start learning of the love of the true God, that truth holds no contradictions because it reflects the real nature of God.

God’s reflection can’t be contained in a book, even the Bible, only man’s understanding of who He is.  Anything, even “words” of God, that pass through the mind of man is always limited to that mind and the perceptions it holds. The image of the OT God was true and real for those who followed it, as we can see by the acts they took in the name of God, just as much as the image is true for the church today, but that doesn’t make it the true reflection.

The truth is what is real. It never changes. What is real is the love of God that fills ALL in ALL, because this is what divine love does. What mankind perceives is always connected to and limited to their ability to perceive certain qualities or receive a certain understanding. We can’t truly know and believe what we don’t first perceive. We are all limited by our perceptions. This is why we want to see or perceive from divine love, and that alone, for that is what is truly real, and how we come to know God’s true nature, and thus be a part of Him.

What I’m learning is that divine love, the love of God, extends to the smallest creation and to every living creation, thus why when we start growing in divine love we have a growing and deepening love for all of creation, even ants. It is a true concern and care in which we desire NONE to suffer to ANY degree. This is why I’ve been talking so much about the animals, it is the growing understanding of the extent and nature of divine love, the true reflection of the heavenly Father.

This love extending to all without boundary, limitation or cessation is a reflection of God’s love. It’s a love that desires not only that none should perish, but that none should suffer. Divine love prevents suffering. It prevents fear. This is why it is so powerful, desirable, beautiful and magnificent in our lives. These torments can’t exist in its presence. This is why when we are fully in this love suffering and fear cease to exist. This is why there is no suffering for eternity; the perfect love of God in our lives prohibits it. And praise God for that!!

So now you must be wondering how can suffering exist here?

This is an unreal reality. It’a a picture of a place without God’s love that is why there is so much confusion about who God is, because it lacks His love. How can something exist without the love of God who fills all in all, except that it is an unreality, like a dream state, a deep sleep, or a “death” state. Death, the absence of love, doesn’t exist in the reality of divine love. This state is exactly what it prohibits.

Does being aware of this “dream” state make the love we know and give any less significant? No, on the contrary, we can only understand the true nature of this dream state from the perspective of divine love, and when we are in divine love that love never lessens but only grows deeper and continually increases.

So this dream that we are partaking of is serving a specific purpose. In it we are learning many things, and above all without this divine love and only a tainted natural human love, this reality is what is created, everything contrary to God, even His very image.

This is going to be an interesting year ….


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Asleep & Unreal OR Awake & Real

Asleep & Unreal

OR Awake & Real

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The heavenly Father’s divine love is here for us, if we will only desire it with a true heart and soul longing. Love never forces itself upon another, it is against its nature, thus we must desire it.

If we honestly desire it, it means we are willing for it to change us and mold us in any way that it leads us, for this love of divinity always leads us deeper into itself, thus into perfection and more love. This is how we are purified to a pristine soul, for when we walk and abide in divine love we start to live in increasing purity for this is its nature. We can’t be a part of divine love and give this love, and remain soiled in our soul. This is why divine love is a great healer in many ways; it changes everything in our mind, soul, spirit, and body.

In receiving this inflow of divine love we are transformed into new creations, inside out.  Again divine love is love of divinity, the love of the heavenly Father, versus mere human or natural love. It’s a love that contains thus reflects the characteristics of the heavenly Father. 

This concept of how we receive divine love relies heavily upon mankind’s will to desire it. This leads to the idea of mankind’s “free” will. If they reject this love, then their will must be free to do so, right? Not exactly.

Our will follows our desires. Desires are shaped at a subconscious level by many things, that we are aware of and aren’t aware of, and thus are anything but free; therefore neither is our will free that follows it.

In this land of an unreal psychological reality, lies, fears, and images are the defining factors shaping mankind’s desires thus will. (unreal psychological reality = a perception of reality based on what is not real, i.e. lies and images)  All of these elements based in the unreal are contrary to this divine love. So in pursuing desires based upon them, we can’t attain what we all truly desire, divine love. So as our desires are bound by lies, “free” will is an illusion. There is nothing more binding than a lie we believe to be the truth. Our will is shaped by our desires that are shaped by the influences of truth or error around us. Only desires shaped by divine love manifest the real, a true inflow of the love of God. All other desires shaped by the unreal keep us bound to a lack of that love, thus the unreal. And what I have learned of divine love is it’s the true desire of every soul whether they realize it or not.

So if mankind’s desires can be shaped and influenced, which this is obviously the case, then my question is why doesn’t the heavenly Father’s divine love come and shape those desires for His love? If this love is a great power, which it is when we experience its nature and influence in our lives, why isn’t it actively influencing souls and crafting mankind’s desires? Is a lie that is unreal more powerful than His love that is real?

In the unreal this love isn’t known, for it exists only in the real. With the plethora and extent of lies posing as truth, this divine love isn’t known or recognized, thus it isn’t believed that it exists. Very few people know and believe it, so it isn’t seen among the masses, thus isn’t believed in. It’s similar to when people believed the earth was flat. It wasn’t questioned until more understanding and knowledge came along to the masses, then it was understood and accepted that it was round.

In “Stirring the Deep”, I’ve stirred my way right out of this reality. If we were in the real, the heavenly Father’s divine love would be influencing every soul and drawing it into itself. This is the nature of love: it cares, it never fails, and it looks out for the weaker, and it does for the weaker what it can’t do for itself.

When we come to understand and know the divine love of our heavenly Father, we realize that a place of suffering (created by an unreal psychological reality that is void of the love of God), isn’t truly real, but only a reflection of the state of our mind, like a dream. We go to sleep and enter a different reality, and yet in the dream state we believe it is real, until we “wake” up.  So, I’m wondering if we are in a dream state, a sleep state, in which we experience an unreal reality for purposes of soul development? And we awaken out of this sleep as we start to move into the real, the divine love of God?

In divine love, death doesn’t exist. It can’t. It couldn’t be a reality in the midst of divine love. This is why death can and will be destroyed; it is based on the unreal and only an illusion of an unreal reality.

So if this love is in the real and we are in the unreal, how is that gap bridged?

I pray for a great awakening in mankind’s soul perceptions to the reality of divine love.

By the way, Happy New Year. May it be one of a great emergence from the unreal to the real.


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My Journey into Divine Love

My Journey into Divine Love

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I’ve sought truth for a long time and my journey into the ways of truth has led me into divine love. In this upside down world, this love is rare and a magnificent treasure. Diving into it has consumed me lately, for it’s part of the divinity of God that we receive and give. The more I learn of it and experience it; the more I desire it with every fiber of my being and for it to consume everything.

This weekend, it will be a year since I became a vegetarian, and in February of next year, a vegan.

Becoming a vegetarian bloomed out of the Holy Spirit’s instruction. Very briefly, I learned that to ascend to the realm of divine love, which is life-giving and contains no death, I couldn’t be a soul feasting on death, thus full of death, thus tied to the death realm. But a spirit feasting on life, thus full of life, thus connected to the realm of life.

As for becoming a vegan, I saw a documentary on the meat and dairy industry. It’s an industry full of cruelty with no care for the animals; an industry totally void of any kind of love. At that moment, in seeing images that still haunt me, I became a vegan. My spirit fully rejected the hell I was witnessing. And that spilled over into no leather, products tested on animals, and so on. Being a vegan, from the heart, is about love. It’s choosing love over convenience, habit, culture, tradition, or for a lustful taste that lasts a moment (which actually wasn’t the meat and dairy in itself, but all that was added to it, one of many lies.)

Since my awakening to divine love, I’ve stood amazed at my prior blindness and lack of love. I also am a bit amazed that the “religious” nation isn’t mostly vegan. If God is love, and they “serve” and “love” God, wouldn’t such clear acts of cruelty be absent from their lives, lives dedicated to a God of love? I’m amazed because so many profess to know God, yet don’t seem to know divine love. But this is what I’ve learned about divine love, we can only grasp it, if we allow it to become a part of us, that means a change from the inside out.

Since my exchange to feasting on life and not death, my understanding of divine love has exploded because I’m allowing divine love to move into my life. The understanding and experience of it is transforming my thoughts, desires, behaviors, words, and actions. It’s a whole new reality in which to dwell. It’s moving into the higher realm of the spirit where God abides and no longer of the lower realm of the carnal mind of mankind lost in darkness.

With the peeking of divine love into my life, this year has been one of significant purging of my mind and soul.  Divine love is the fire of God. It purifies us as we start to live by it because we can’t love and abide in blindness, suffering, cruelty, and death. There was grit and grim lining my soul I was unaware of, but when I choose to love God’s living creation with my life, I started a transformation that has blessed every aspect of my life. Divine love in a marriage is miraculous and beyond beautiful. Now, almost a year later of purging and renewal, it seems a new connection is being made by this divine love, a living connection in which I sense living waters can flow.

Divine love is love with a part of divinity. This love is received from the One who is truly divine, the heavenly Father. It’s a love that reflects the characteristics of His divinity.

To move into divine love, we have to desire it. It’s gentle. Divine love is like a dance between two entities. It’s a give and take of a fluid movement. It never forces itself upon another, but is given as it is received, and received as it is given.

Divine love is holy. Thus to be able to receive it and give it, we have to be purified in our souls that we may be connected to it. A corrupt mind can’t produce loving thoughts, thus actions. A corrupt soul can’t hold purity, thus give it.

Divine love is life. In it there is no death, because it creates perfect righteousness.

It’s liquid light.

It’s like liquid because it’s like water, which is like spirit. Spirit is contained within the human soul, like water is contained in a body. Like water, when we possess this divine love we can give it to another, it’s a cup of living water to another soul. It’s living because it is coming from God’s divinity, which is life. But like a cup of water, it must be received and taken in. As a cup of water can be rejected, so can divine love. We have to desire it to receive it. That means we have to be willing to be changed by it. This means making changes in our lives, lifestyle, and choices.

It’s light because it’s a reflection of the character of God; pure, undefiled, holy, righteous, perfect, and of spirit and truth. By it, we have eyes of light and see with the right perspective, thus respond with a higher love to situations and people. It contains no darkness, no emptiness, and no lack, thus no fear. Love of the human realm is full of fear because it’s full of lack; lack of true care. Divine love is the only love that fully drives out fear in every area, because it contains no lack as it cares perfectly.

This type of love only comes from our perfect heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. It comes through the Holy Spirit, for He is the spirit that purifies our souls by truth. The Holy Spirit is a spirit that if we desire truth, will come to us and instruct us. And because truth is grounded in divine love, we learn about love.

In this purification by the truth, we are able to connect to this divine love; to give and receive it. With a pure mind and soul, we can be connected to the Holy Heavenly Father in divine love.  We receive as a part of our soul, His perfect love for us. And we love Him with all our mind, soul, heart, and strength as our lives are changed in accordance with His love, our minds function by this love, and all we do serves this love.

Once purified, we fully receive the love that God desires to give us. In this we are completed, filled, and never lacking, thus without fear.

In this connection, we can truly confess to the Most High that “we love each other” in all sincerity and truth. There is nothing more powerful than when we can say these four words to another out of divine love, especially God. It is the fluid connection expressed in the infinity symbol; two spheres (spirits) coming together at a point of perfection, divine love, between each other. In this connection, eternal life exists.

In this joining, we truly become children of the Most High. We receive a connection to the fount of living waters, liquid light. And, we become of the light to give the light.

I have much to learn, but is there any way better that to receive and give divine love?


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Seeking into the Beyond

Seeking into the Beyond

Who is God?

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In the way of perfect goodness there is only life.

Why would a God of love and life cast a reflection of death, killing, animal sacrifice (offering of fear and death), stoning, and eating of dead flesh as we see in the Old Testament of the Bible? Is this the reflection of the true eternal God of divine love? How can what is life reflect death? How can perfect love reflect fear? How can a mirror reflect something opposite? These are the questions a soul seeking truth asks.

When we are seeking the truth, thus the source of truth, we have to ask ourselves is the image of god, the one our minds have been shaped with, the true God Almighty?

Life is life, not death. Life reflects life, not death. It can’t be what it isn’t.

In seeking truth, we are led beyond all that is of this world, what is created by this world, and what is sown in this world, that which is darkened in corruption. We go above the dark clouds of fear, death and suffering, that hover over this lower realm and discover a higher realm where purity, truth, life and divine love exists. As humans we were blessed with this capacity by the Spirit of Truth – to connect through the spirit, beyond the spirit that hovers and governs this world, to a higher Spirit who exists beyond this creation. We must ascend above the film of this reality into the spirit beyond.

In this ascension, we start to “see” the essence of the Most High, who is perfect divine love. Then we ask, who is the god of the Bible, the Old Testament? One Jesus greatly contrasted? Bound in their beliefs of a god of death, Christ gently showed them the reflection of God Almighty who is beyond this lower realm. He spoke in a way they could receive by starting with what they knew, their perceptions of god. He contrasted the higher law with the lower one, teaching that love and life, not fear and death, are the nature of the Most High.

This god of the lower realm rules by fear, not love. Fear is the lack of love. Love fills the emptiness of a soul and in doing so drives out all fear. Fear involves torment because of the lack; lack of care, healing, protection, safety, mercy, counsel, comfort, care, and kindness. Fear doesn’t involve healing and love. Fear and perfect love can’t co-exist, for one is the lack of the other. So who is this god they called Father? The god of this world, one formed without love and therefore that is how he rules?

There is no fear in perfect love.

Christ came reflecting and teaching that we have the ability to connect to the Most High, as he did. And not only connect, but to be a part of His divine love as he was, and be a spiritual entity that never dies when it’s of life. Divine love is the supreme good, perfect governance and superior state of mind for any creation. It prevails over all. Thus, Christ left us with a new command to govern our mind, to love as he loved which was with the eternal Father’s divine love, a love not of this world. Not commands of death, killing, cruelty, stoning, animal sacrifice, feasting on death sown in fear and pain, hatred …only perfect love.

By embracing the ways of divine love, we are separated from the governance of the god of this world. We are set free from serving what is opposite of love, and embark on a path of being transformed by this divine love. We begin to take on a new likeness of the Supreme Creator, thus transitioning into children of the Most High. In this likeness, we live and act in accordance to divine love and its principles and ways. Thus, we start to reflect His nature, as Christ did. What we do and live by reflects our God, who is a creator and dispenser of thoughts; thoughts/beliefs that govern us.

Our thoughts either create and feed fear, death, suffering, cruelty, torment, lust and rebellion OR kindness, care, compassion, beauty, honor and love toward all of creation. We can’t do both for one is the opposite of the other. One comes from an emptiness, the other from an oneness. The characteristics that govern our beliefs reveal the god governing our mind.

One god feeds us death, the other life. We feast on lies or truth. We feast on the flesh of the dead or the fruits of the living. Our choices and lives are a reflection of who we serve and know God to be or not to be. The more we know of the Most High God, the more our life is of life and not death; not consuming death, wearing death, feeding fear, or governed by fear. The desire of one who is of divine love is not to do anything that is counter to it. When we choose the paths of life, we become a part of the eternal life. Along the way, we are transformed from the inside out into creations reflecting a higher realm, and no longer the lower one we were born into.

May we let love, true, sincere, and real divine love, be our only guide in our daily lives. Not convenience, habit, tradition, culture, mankind’s religions, or the world’s wisdom. This is the awakening to true righteousness. It’s coming out of the ways of blindness (darkness) and into a healing reality of life.

As I have been seeking the truth, divine love met me on my path. Walking in its principles creates more life and love in your life, not less.  Love forever grows and expands in your life for it is of life. It’s the supreme way and governance. When we seek truth in all sincerity, we come to find divine love. It’s the way of perfection for all of creation. The perfection of love is a reflection of the Most High God.

May we all come out of the blinding darkness and into the marvelous light.


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Governance by Fear vs. Love

Governance by Fear vs. Love

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

Immanuel came to give us of His spirit, a part of the Heavenly Father, to regenerate our minds, hearts, souls, spirits, and flesh in divine love. In this transformation, leading to new creations fashioned in His likeness, the Father’s spirit through love, not of fear, governs us.

Born into Fear

In being disconnected from the ways of divine love, fear has ruled us from our birth. We are taught at a very young age to act or not act in certain ways by fear; fear of punishment, being yelled at, spanked, intimidated, threatened, ignored, rejected, or neglected. We are taught to obey through fear by our families, employers, teachers, officials, spouses, religion, and other relationships.

Further, from our beginning, people treat us in non-loving ways; ways that induce harm thus fear; criticism, judgment, harsh treatment, oppression, abuse and so on. And how thankful we are for the kindness received amongst these. However, we spend the rest of our lives trying to avoid those treatments, thus living by fear. It directs our thoughts, words, actions, behaviors and choices.

Governance of Fear

Governance by fear creates a plethora of problems. Here are three. First, those being governed can never draw close to someone who uses authority by fear, which creates a ubiquitous fear in their lives. Fear creates distance, not closeness. It causes us to want to run from and not draw near to others. If someone desires love from us, presiding over us by fear doesn’t work. We can’t have a relationship of love on a foundation of fear. Fear divides.

Second, if the authoritative party desires love from us, a rule of fear doesn’t allow those following to truly act in love. If we are governed by fear, we make decisions to avoid the fear (criticism, judgment, punishment), thus we aren’t making decisions out of love. We may be more obedient to defined rules, but that doesn’t create new and abundant loving results, only self-preservation. A mindset of fear verses love creates two very different outcomes. A fear-based rule can’t create a love-based reality.

Third, fear gives birth to lies, deception, and hiding ourselves from others, because we fear the consequences. It’s very hard to be totally open and honest under a rule of fear. We want to cover-up our mistakes and that makes it hard to grow and learn from them. For the one to teach us the right way is the one we are trying to hide our mistakes from. Further, we can’t bear the disapproval housed in fear, so we hide ourselves as much as possible. Thus it makes it difficult to deal with our weaknesses and brokenness for our anxiety of those areas being exposed keeps them hidden and unhealed.

Being established on this framework, our fears dictate most of our actions to some degree. In fear of disapproval, being left out, made fun of, forgotten, unloved, and disrespected, we act very differently than if we didn’t fear these things. We all go great lengths to avoid our fears. We haven gotten so use to responding based on our fears we don’t recognize it. It is an undercurrent of our lives to such an extent that it shapes our personality.

A Change of Governance

A ruler of any type of authority can govern by fear or love. Obviously love is far superior for it manifests actions from the followers out of love and not fear, which produce far superior results. However, those under love’s reign have to understand and know love. Without understanding it, they can’t be governed by it. If there is a treasure chest in front of you, but you are blind and can’t see it, you won’t grab a hold of it. Fears are immensely prevalent, seen and known, and divine love is not, so people remain in their fears.

Because fear has been our foundation from our birth, we have to push through fear to seek to learn and know divine love. (Divine love is far different than the love we learn from the world, which is peppered with fears.) The path of understanding divine love isn’t an easy transition for fears go very deep into our subconscious, and are tied to lies and harmful experiences. But this is part of the renewal of our minds by the Spirit of Truth who sets us free so we can be a creation governed by love.

Freed from Fear

Once we intimately know divine love so that we begin to give and receive it, it starts to replace fear in our lives. Through this growing awareness of what is of love and what isn’t we start to become free from fear, and start to be governed by love. Fear is based on lies so it can’t stand in the face of truth. Love is truth, thus in knowing it, it prevails against the fears. Truth always defeats the lies for lies aren’t real and truth is.

Divine love is the fulfillment of all our desires. When we start to experience it, we are transformed by it into spirit-minded creations who think and act according to the ways of God. It becomes our sole desire. Thus, one foundation is replaced with another, and we start to walk in the spirit-mind governed by love and no longer the flesh-mind governed by fear.

New Covenant

The new covenant between our Creator, who is love, and us is a governance of love. Love is the supreme mindset of a creation. It’s one in which the creation will do amazing acts of goodness for others. It’s one in which the creation can always grow and expand into eternal life. It’s one in which the creation desires to become so deeply connected to it’s Creator because it’s drawn into the source of love.

Love seems weak and fear strong only because people have not known divine love. Fear has been the ruling entity in this world. Yet, love is far stronger, for once we taste it, all we want is to go deeper and more of it. We will turn from all that is contrary to the point of becoming willfully and fully governed by God Himself. There is nothing more powerful. The heavenly Father’s righteousness reign is one of love. It is in love that He will come to us to make us His dwelling place in the spirit.

May we be spirits who seek to operate by divine love within ourselves and with others. May all of creation be released from its bondage to fear.

Isaiah 14:3 It shall come to pass in the day the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve,


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Prisoners of Hope

Prisoners of Hope

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Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

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The higher we ascend in understanding of divine love; the more our hearts start to mourn for the suffering occurring in this world. Our own peace doesn’t comfort us, for how can one who loves be comforted while others continue to suffer, and suffer greatly? In a world of suffering, peace is a byproduct of a hope, thus an illusion until the hope is fulfilled.

In lack of understanding, we are unaware of the extensive suffering throughout the world on many levels and the part we play in perpetuating the cruelty, suffering and pain. We don’t really “see” it. We may hear of it, but it doesn’t penetrate our being causing us to make a change. We feel empathy for a moment, but the blindness allows us to get caught up in our daily lives feeding the very cruelty we despise. Our hearts and minds are darkened so that we think “things aren’t so bad” and “we are pretty good”, thus others who are enduring suffering feel the coldness of a “hardened heart”. It’s understanding our blindness and the ability to be blind that creates true humility. We don’t know as we should. 1 Corin 8:2

For all creation is in bondage to the cruelty of others, as well as their own cruelty upon themselves. As a human being it’s near impossible to not be an instrument of cruelty to creation on some level. Our infrastructure isn’t built on the care of others, but on their abuse and suffering. And as it continues to expand upon cruel foundations, the suffering only increases. It’s like mud is everywhere and we can’t become clean, and the current mud makes more mud.

As we start to awaken to the truth, thus divine love, we start to see both the suffering and the part we play in it more clearly. This mindfulness is difficult to behold, for it cloaks the heart in a garment of mourning and sadness.

In this awareness, our hunger and thirst for righteousness grows strong and we push into it with all our being. Our hope is that the Creator will soon have great mercy and come to His creation to save, heal, restore, and renew. We have enough suffering. We need healing and renewal. Malachi 4:2 We need the medicinal touch of the Creator to flood this world like a light in the darkness to set us free from fear, pain, suffering, and death that we receive and give. To open up the door into this realm and let His presence overtake this place. For with every day, the suffering increases and a spirit of mourning grows heavy.

It’s a hope that can only be fulfilled by His spirit alone infusing this realm, infusing us, for it is impossible for the enslaved human spirit, which is bound in weakness, to break such strong bonds. With this hope of deliverance for all of creation from the chains of suffering, we become prisoners of hope. Prisoners, in their weakness, who can become so much more by His power in them. We are the problem, and we, in our very weakness, are the cure for Christ came to make us into the temple of the spirit of God, the spirit we all so desperately need. May we seek to be the temple of His divine nature.

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

This verse and others like it, put a spark of life into the sadness, a hope. The hope that one day soon the suffering will end, that there will be no more cruelty, pain, and death. That the dawning day will truly bring in a Day that the Lord has made. Psalm 118:24 A Day to change all days. 

The ways of life are so beautiful. They captivate the spirit like the most stunning sunset. The purity and perfection they contain is glorious, harmonious, loving and life-giving. Yet, here in the world it is near impossible to abide in this beauty that our hearts so long for. Thus our hunger and thirst for His righteousness increase by which perfection is manifested among all of creation. We need deliverance, a healed creation, and the promise of it keeps us prisoners to this hope. I pray a hope that is soon fulfilled.

While we wait for the consummation of all our hopes, may we continue to seek to increase and abound in loving kindness. In this world, even little lights seeking to love others in sincerity and truth make a significant impact.

Zechariah 9:11-12 “As for you also,

Because of the blood of your covenant,

I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 

Return to the stronghold,

You prisoners of hope.

Even today I declare

That I will restore double to you


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Purified vs. Stream of Righteousness

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beautiful arch in rock in Bryce CanyonThe narrow path, into the narrow gate, is the path of purification of our heart, mind and soul so that we are transformed to be a spiritual offspring of the divine and not of the carnal. Matthew 7:14, John 3:4-6 The narrow gate is our purified spirit, and through the narrow gate we enter into the power of God, and the power of God into us.

The narrow gate is entrance into the kingdom of eternity, where nothing that defiles can enter in, only those purified in heart. Matthew 5:8, Rev 21:27, 1 Corin 6:9-11 The gate is our spirit (sum of mind, heart, soul). Once purified, we can connect or be opened to the realm of the divine to receive the dynamic nature of the righteousness of God. Righteousness is the perfect wisdom for the moment. It’s thinking, doing, and saying the right thing at the right time, which is to love perfectly. Being only a gate, we control none of righteousness flow. We are simply a pure vessel of honor for it to flow through. 1 Thess 4:3-5 For, it’s with a pure heart and mind that we are able to “prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”. Romans 12:2 Once cleansed from the residue of the rebellious mind by the truths of God, then we are able to enter the narrow gate into the realm of the divine, as partakers of the divine. Thus, we are one with God and He with us. John 17:21-23

Though our vessel (mind, heart, soul) is cleansed so that we think, desire and act in purity, we still lack righteousness. Self-righteousness is thinking (judging) we know what is righteous in any one situation or moment. Because we are not all knowing, it is impossible on our own, no matter how pure we are, to know the perfect loving thing to do in any one moment. For any one response to someone, there are always a plethora of choices of what we could do or say, and further we don’t know the true deep needs or hurts of another. Thus, though we have good intentions, we can still hurt others because of our lack of knowing. Our inherent limited capabilities keep us from acting perfectly right, thus righteous.  So though we may be purified in our thoughts and desires to only give divine love, we are still not all knowing, thus we need the wisdom of God to flow through us as a continual stream every moment of our existence if we want to walk rightly.

This difference between being purified as a vessel and actually able to act in righteousness is taught in the life of Job. When we walk the path of purification, our minds are completely transformed so that we desire nothing but goodness and love for all of creation. In this, we can mistakenly assume that we can walk in righteousness, for our thoughts and desires are pure.  It says that Job was “blameless and upright and one who feared God and shunned evil.” Job 1:1 He was pure in heart, yet he still lacked one very important thing that is everything, righteousness. Righteousness can only come from God as a continuous river, which God is the source, because only God knows the perfectly right thing to do in any one moment. Amos 5:24 This is why Jesus said, He only does what He sees the Father do. He was streaming the righteousness of God. John 5:19

Job was blameless, but he mistaken that purity for righteousness. Job 34:5-6 But by stripping away his life fruit was he able to see his inherent weakness. He came to the understanding that even though he was man of purity, that was nothing without the righteousness of God moving through him; a righteousness he could never contain on his own as a limited created being. It can only flow through him. Thus an ever-dependent need on God. This realization is what it means to be poor in spirit. And, the kingdom of heaven belongs to the poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3

We are nothing apart from the vine. John 15:5 But to be apart of the vine, we must first become a purified vessel, so the living waters of righteousness can flow through us. Otherwise our rebellious nature and mind stand in the way of the flow of the righteousness.

Christ is the door. He is the way. He is the truth. He is the life. He is the one that leads us on that path of purity as our internal teacher, out of the mind of rebellion. He leads us to the gate, which is an oneness with His spirit. Like a bride clothed in white prepared for her husband, He purifies us by teaching us the truth and we in turn obeying His instruction on how to abide in divine love. Thus, through Him we have access to the living waters of righteousness. In oneness with Him for all eternity, righteousness is a never-ending river flowing through us so that we live in righteousness as He does.  He truly is our righteousness, the Lord our Righteousness. Jeremiah 33:16

It is this union that contains the power of eternal life that this world and we so desperately need. The work of the Holy Spirit has been to teach us and lead us into all truth, thus all purity. He cleanses our thoughts, minds and souls preparing us for an oneness with God, for only the pure in heart see God. Only the pure in heart can enter into God’s holy presence. This path of purification is the race we run. Hebrews 12:1 It’s working out our salvation with holy fear and trembling. Phil 2:12 It’s obeying Christ, the truth, because we love Him and want to be one with Him, thus one with His truth. Our obedience to abiding in divine love is our purification process to ready us for unity with Him, our continual righteousness.

The lesson we learn before entering the narrow gate is we must not mistake our purification for righteousness. The purification of our vessel is what allows perfect righteousness to flow through us. For eternity we are dependent on this flow of righteousness from Him for every moment, and this is what our oneness with Him gives us. And in this flow is His power.


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How do you “see” God?

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Do you “see” the true God? How do you know? He is invisible and spirit, so what we “see” and experience is actually our understanding of His nature. We see His reflection, in our lives and in creation, and that reflection is based on our particular and individual understanding. Our understanding makes up our image of Him. Our image in turn defines what we see. Do you see the circular effect of this and the problem it holds? Our image determines what we see, thus how we believe Him to be, which comes from our original understanding. And the question is where did that original understanding come from? So, how do we know we have the right understanding, thus the right image? Especially in a world of many people holding many different images?

The pure in heart will see God. Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart have the right understanding of the nature of God because their path to purity taught them to “see” Him correctly. Understanding and obtaining true purity only comes from One more pure.

This truth that the pure in heart will see God is why religions and religious people seek to portray an outward pure or holy persona. Many dress up the outward to fool others and even themselves of their piety, but it’s the purity of the heart that allows us to “see” God. If we are drawing near to the true God, we are growing more and more pure from the inside out.

The pure in heart is one who seeks, practices, abides and gives divine love. God is perfect love. Only by living by and for divine love do we know what it is. Thus it must be lived, not just talked about. When we start living it we start “seeing” the true nature of God, for God is love.

Becoming Pure in Heart

We come to this purity through grace and wisdom by being faithful disciples of Truth, the Word, our internal counselor, shepherd, and overseer of our soul. To become pure in heart is a very personal journey, this is why we can’t learn about God from another. If we do, we will hold a false image instead of a true image. We learn about love from within. Someone can describe love, but to truly know love, we have to become an expression of it in truth and sincerity. Within our soul is where we learn about divine love and how to live in it. The only Teacher who can penetrate those depths is the spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit. Love is only known when it is lived.

The path of purification is a long, winding and arduous road, because this world is corrupt and we are born with corrupt natures. Matthew 7:14 If we truly hunger for the true God and truth, His spirit of truth takes us on an intense schooling through our life situations that purify, purge, and change us in many ways before we can give anything close to this divine love. In this love there is no resentment, bitterness, envy, jealously, contentions, pride, backbiting, judging, self-pity, lusts, vengeance, cares for this world’s ways, or temptations counter to the nature of divine love. It’s full of mercy, forgiveness, beauty, true wisdom, understanding, long suffering, patience, compassion, care, kindness, gentleness, humility, meekness, peace, which extends far beyond our personal cares to the care of others. To go through this exchange in our soul is becoming a new creation altogether. Nothing stays the same. We have to be remade and re-born of a different spirit. Until, we are no longer an offspring of corruption, but an offspring of purity.

If we start to seek and engage this divine love, we learn it requires a great purity of mind, heart, soul and life, for it’s of holy ground, for it’s the nature of the heavenly Father. This is why few find this path; it’s a very pure path, thus contrary to most of the world’s ways. As we journey this purification path, the understanding that comes from growing in this love creates the right understanding thus “image” of God, His nature and ways.

Along this narrow path of ever-increasing purity through purging and renewing, we are brought to a point of having sold all (all that is contrary to divine love) in order to obtain the pearl of infinite worth, entrance into the kingdom of God. We sell (abandon) all the lusts, cares, and temptations of the world as we learn the superiority, beauty and perfection of the ways of God and the absolute joy they bring. The pure words of our Teacher and High Priest, Christ, replace the lies that once governed our beliefs, thoughts and actions, and we are now governed by the truths of God. Thus, our minds and spirits are cleansed exuding the likeness of a beautiful pearl. John 17:17 This purity allows us to slip through the very narrow gate to the realm of the divine. Purity opens the gate at the end of the narrow path to “see” God. And it is through this gate that prayers ascend to the ears of God and are most powerful. 1 Peter 3:12

The pure in heart are the ones who “see” God. These, who once lived as children of disobedience as all of mankind, are the ones who are purified by the fire (the truth). They are free from corrupt desire, sin, and guilt. 1 John 3:9 They are blameless and holy in conduct. Ephesians 1:4-5 Above all they abide in divine love. 1 John 4:7

Suppose you learn and start to live according to this divine love. What you realize is that God is not here in the earth, because if He was this would be a very pure and holy place. There would be no suffering, cruelty, pain or sorrow. There would be healing, beauty, and eternal life. God not being here is why so many images of God exist in the minds of people. There is nothing to tell the masses what He is or isn’t. We individually can know His divine love, but having an understanding versus abiding in His fullness thus power are two very different realties. Though I believe the former precedes the latter.

This is why we yearn for the coming of His spirit. Divine love is real, we can taste its goodness in our lives by understanding. This is a love not of our own making, but something much higher and pure than mere human nature. It goes against our basic primal nature we are born with, yet it is the supreme desire of our soul. It’s our desire, because we are made with a desire for our Creator, for love wants to abide in love with all of His creation. His love beckons us to draw near to be a part of His nature, and if we answer the call then our spirits ascend to places we never knew we could go, and eventually unto eternal life. If we were all pure, we would hold one image, and the right one. This is the work that Christ came to do and will finish; it is His glory to behold, and gift to the Father of All. Hebrews 12:2 

You become pure in heart.


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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.