Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Time!

From the beginning, God joined man and woman together, and blessing them with children, made them a family. Just as Jesus lived at Nazareth with Mary and Joseph and his relatives and friends, so we find our life here with our own flesh and blood. We ask God's blessing on our family and our home.
Listen to the words of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians:

Put on, then, garments that suit God's chosen and beloved people: compassion, kindness,humility, gentleness, patience.

Be tolerant with one another and forgiving, if any of you has cause for complaint: you must forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Finally, to bind everything together and complete the whole, there must be love.

Let Christ's peace be arbiter in your decisions,
the peace to which you were called as members of a single body. Always be thankful.

Let the gospel of Christ dwell among you in all its richness; teach and instruct one another with all the wisdom it gives you.

Colossians 3:12-16

O God,
bless our family
and all its members and friends;
bind us together by your love.
Give us kindness and patience
to support each other;
and wisdom in all we do.
Let the gift of your peace
come into our hearts
and remain with us.
May we rejoice in your blessings
for all our days.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Abundance Prayer!

From The Light of God that I Am.

From The Love of God that I Am.

From The Power of God that I Am.

From The Heart of God that I Am.

I Decree-

I dwell in the midst of Infinite Abundance. The Abundance of God is my Infinite Source.

The River of Life never stops flowing. It flows through me into lavish expression. Good comes to me through unexpected avenues and God works in a myriad of ways to bless me.

I now open my mind to receive my good. Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to have happen. With God as my Source, Nothing amazes me.

I am not burdened by thoughts of past or future. One is gone. The other is yet to come.

By the power of my belief, coupled with my purposeful fearless actions and my deep rapport with God, my future is created and my abundance made manifest.

I ask and accept that I am lifted in this and every moment into Higher Truth. My mind is quiet.

From this day forward I give freely and fearlessly into life and Life gives back to me with magnificent increase. Blessings come in expected and unexpected ways. God provides for me in wondrous ways.

I AM indeed grateful. And I let it be so.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Changing our World!

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first time this year, which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you.

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


If you are contemplating suicide or you have someone close to you who has committed suicide this analogy may give you an insight about it.

The Spiritual Consequences of Suicide written by Erin Pavlina.
Let’s talk about suicide and its aftereffects from a spiritual perspective.  I often get emails from people asking if they should commit suicide and wanting to know what will happen to their souls when they do.  That’s a really good question.

We’re going to use the analogy of a play, as in a theatre production.  When you incarnate you pick your parents and life circumstances.  You are, in effect, accepting a role in a play.  A lot of behind the scenes work goes into creating your role in this play.  Other people may have wanted the role but you got it.  Now you’re responsible for what you do with it.

So you incarnate and you’re doing your part just fine.  Then one day you find that the play is getting harder and harder to perform.  Maybe you’re late for a performance.  Maybe you don’t like the lines you’re getting.  Maybe the audience is heckling you.  Maybe your role is just really tough; you’re in every scene, and you don’t feel like you have a chance to catch your breath.  Maybe you’re in no scenes and you’re starting to feel ignored or like nobody cares.  Maybe you don’t like your fellow actors.  Maybe someone else in the play is hurting you.  For whatever reason, the role you’ve got just doesn’t make you happy any longer and you want to quit.

Like in a real play, when you quit your role without notice, i.e. committing suicide, you leave a gaping hole in your wake.  The role you were meant to play is no longer being filled.  So the other actors have to work around your part.  If there was a love scene coming up, that other actor now has no one to perform with.  Scenes need to be rewritten.  Lines need to be reworked.  Shows may even need to be cancelled or rescheduled.  And you know what?  You’re responsible.

I don’t just mean you’re responsible for leaving them in this mess.  You’re responsible for fixing it, even from the other side.  When you commit suicide you are removing yourself from the play which intersects tens or even hundreds of lives (or more).  Prearranged meetings now cannot take place.  Children you were going to have now have to find other parents or life circumstances.  When you prematurely drop out of the play you leave a lot of people hanging.  You can give up your role, but you cannot give up the responsibility you had in that role.

So let’s switch gears for a moment and discuss what happens when you cross over after a suicide.  You leave your body and one of two things happens.  First, you may immediately regret what you’ve done, and you find yourself in a state of shame and/or guilt, two of the lowest levels of consciousness you can be in.  In this state you’re not even capable of helping yourself let alone fixing up the lives of the people you left behind.  What I’ve seen on the other side is that people in this situation tend not to cross over fully, fearing judgment for what they’ve done.  In truth, there is no need to judge yourself so harshly, but if you find yourself in this state it’s really difficult not to be hard on yourself.  Angels come and try to help you to cross over.  They do this by helping you feel the love of Source or God.  If that doesn’t get through to you, they’ll gently help you raise your energy so you can feel it.  Some people are so stuck in their low vibration state, however, that it can take what amounts to years to fully cross over.  See the movie, What Dreams May Come, for more on this concept which the movie covered extremely well.

Not everyone who suicides sinks down into shame and guilt.  Sometimes people do get to the other side and realize that although there are consequences to their suicide they can deal with them.  These people are able to maintain a fairly high state of awareness and get busy working with the guides to fill the vacancy they’ve left behind.  Threads need to be rewoven into the tapestry of life.  New encounters need to take place.  New events in the maze of life need to be created.  What happens is that you will work with the guides of the people whose lives you were meant to touch in a significant way to make sure these people are still able to learn their own lessons and live their own purposes without your presence.  Once you complete this process (which could take a while depending on many factors) you are free of the karma you attracted by suicide and are released to the “after life.”

So, you are allowed to quit.  Free will ensures that you have the right to take your own life.  But you must be aware of the consequences and the responsibility you have to every single person whose life you would have touched in a significant way.  It’s like if you were a parent of a small child and you wanted to go out for the evening, you need to hire a babysitter to take care of that child while you’re gone.  If you leave without doing that first, the child could suffer terribly and then you would be responsible for that.

I know life can seem really tough sometimes.  Most of the people I know have contemplated suicide at some point in their lives.  Sometimes life seems overwhelmingly hard.  But you can change your life any time you want.  Whatever you’ve gotten yourself into, there’s a way out that doesn’t involve quitting.  You may get to the end of your life completely worn out, broken, and even devastated, but from a spiritual perspective that’s better than quitting.  When you quit you still have to learn all the lessons you came here to learn, so the next time you incarnate it isn’t going to get easier, it will probably be harder.

Don’t quit the play.  Ask for help.  Maybe you can be sent on vacation and your understudy can perform your role for a while.  Maybe you can get the writers to give you fewer lines, or more support in your scenes.  But don’t quit.  People are counting on you, including your higher self.  God only gives you as much as you can handle, but sometimes it’s hard to remember how strong you really are.  You’re allowed to ask for help.  God gives you that too … when you ask for it.  Accept the help when it comes.

God loves you.  He gave you life because you are important and precious to Him and you are also important to others.  Pray to Him and He will answer you and help you.  Don’t ever give up on life no matter how hard it may seem at the time because you may miss out on the love, blessings and happiness that is rightfully yours now and forever. God always sends His angels to help us.  They are not only in spirit form but they are also in human form.  There is always help.  You need only ask for it.

Isaiah 41:13
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

John 15:9
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Abide in my love.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

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