If you have been following me, you are aware that Jesus called me to serve with him as part of a spiritual team. FYI, he is eager to co-partner with anyone who says “Use me.” Jesus is now my Spiritual Mentor/Guide and I’m blessed to receive Divine messages that are meant for everyone in order to help us all with our daily lives.
THE FOLLOWING IS a true story. This is a personal experience I’m using as an inspiration for you to live your truth despite negative outside pressure. I’m including a particular occasion to demonstrate that dissension often comes from unexpected sources, increasing the challenges to stay true to who you are. This isn’t to show how noble and pure I am over and above anyone else, because we are all equal in God’s eyes. To the contrary, it is merely an example of the choices we are led to make, and how the results of those choices affect our everyday lives.
* Truth is the truth, no matter the messenger and no matter the specific religion or no religion. Truth is still the truth. It is beyond dogma, beyond man-defined illusory boundaries.
The challenge is that humans have finite minds. Those minds perceive from distorted viewpoints, from the smaller picture, often from flawed information passed down through the generations. Some of what has and is being taught are biased interpretations from past agendas such as for maintaining power of and control over others through fear.
Because of mistaken fear-teachings, there are many wounded Christians and other souls who want nothing to do with Jesus, or Christianity, or a specific religion. There are many Christians who are afraid to open their hearts and minds to a wider truth beyond the man-created and mistaken boundaries into which they laughingly try to cram the Infinite.
What I’m suggesting here is to look beyond the inaccurate fear-based boundaries to the eternal truth. To question, to look within, instead of blindly accepting someone else’s viewpoint. What if they are wrong and you’ve spent your entire life following a lie?
* The responsibility for your truth lies with you. Go within. Co-partner with the Divine for knowing the eternal truth. Don’t be afraid to question your spiritual mentor/God, or to argue, because arguing merely means you don’t yet understand. Keep asking. Listening. Until it lights up as an ‘aha!’ within you.
What is important is for you is to live your truth.
Example: I was in a spiritual group class composed of wonderful people where I was informed by an adamant few that I could no longer say ‘Jesus’, or ‘Christ’, or ‘Christ Consciousness’. In fact, no one was to mention the name of any historic spiritual leader. I was told that even the word ‘faith’ is uncomfortable for people, as is ‘God’. I understand that some people are wounded because of being raised in a strict, hell-fire type religion with a punishing, vengeful God, but you aren’t to surrender to their fears, you are to surrender to and live your own truth.
In this instance, their fears were definitely not my truths and I chose what was right for me. As you know from The Calling in the first chapter of this book, I was personally called by Jesus to serve as God’s instrument, which means that Jesus is very real to me. To pretend otherwise is a lie.
* Please realize that this is a dedication of service that is available to you and to everyone. I’m certainly not over and above anyone else, nor am I less than anyone else. It only means that I said ‘yes’ when called. Everyone has different missions and purposes to fill, various skills to offer, and none is better or more superior than another. I discuss this more in a Divine Message later in the book, called Are Your Goals Spiritual Enough?
However, to agree with a few people’s demands meant that I chose to live a lie in order to ‘fit’ in. I was even told that if I didn’t agree, I should move to a different church. My spirit rebelled against such false limitations, like being crammed into a fake spiritual prison of someone else’s mistaken creation caused by fear.
* By the way, your mentor might be a different Spiritual Entity or Angel or Archangel or Ascended Master. There is no hierarchy because all are from the same Source, serving the same Source.
Here was my emailed reply to the class:
“I do appreciate the discussion today. I totally understand all of your positions on this topic that is difficult for so many.
“Although I understand, I’m saddened by the decision. To include all faiths would be so much richer and deeper than this ‘homogenized’ version of spirituality decided upon. Truths are truths no matter which spiritual leader brought them to us. What is exciting is to discuss all of them and the sharing of those truths, and what makes them truths. By forbidding the names of those who gave so much to bring us these truths seems shallow, a surface spirituality, without depth.
“What is disappointing is that I had difficulty with some of the traditional churches because of their man-made boundaries and barriers they constructed that are way too small to encompass all that is God. The rules and regulations of what is, and what is not, were far too limiting for the Universal Source. I thought your group was different, that you were all-inclusive, respecting all faiths. With this latest decision of banned words you’ve established the very dogma you resent in traditional churches. You have developed your own set of man-defined boundaries, rules and restrictions that would even exclude the founder of this particular spiritual philosophy if he were he alive today.
“I was thinking after the meeting of what our historic spiritual leaders would have accomplished if they had watered down their truth-messages so as not to offend anyone. You’d not even have heard of their names, much less their messages. Jesus offended the majority of the religious leaders of his time, and I assume the same could be said about Gandhi, Buddha, and the other spiritual leaders that sacrificed so much to enlighten us on the truth. In fact, not offending anyone is impossible–a delusion.
“I respect your decision, just like I respect and admire all of you, and I understand that you are seeking to establish a ‘healing’ church, a very noble goal.
“But I realized today that I have nothing to offer you. If, according to you, I can’t publicly acknowledge Jesus my spiritual mentor, or say the word ‘faith’, and have been told that I shouldn’t even say “Thank You, God’ because some people ‘might’ envision a bearded man on a throne, then I am at a loss as how to share what I hope will be of benefit to others—and I do feel led to share the revelations of my meditations.
“If I stay with your group, then I must decide not to live my truth in exchange for acceptance. I’ve done that for most of my life. But now, the thought of squelching or denying my personal, spiritual experiences in order to be accepted, cramps my stomach; it’s too confining, too claustrophobic; I choose a truer path for me where I can relax and breath freely. I know I will surely fit in somewhere, I just don’t know yet where that might be. I also thank all of you for the sharing of your hearts and spirituality. You are joy-filled, loving people.
“I also know that the very one all of you would have me keep secret and hidden is the one who led me here—Jesus.
“Again, thank all of you for your love and the richness you’ve added to my life. If you wish to discuss anything, just let me know.
The results: The spiritual leader of the group agreed for us to be inclusive, having disagreed for several years with the fear-based dictates of exclusion. I later learned that other members were also unhappy with the restrictions but were afraid to speak up. Although there were growing-pains involved, we are now free to mention any religion and/or spiritual leaders in order to garner the eternal truth from each.
Like you in all situations, I had a choice. If I had accepted the fear-based regulations in order to belong, then there would have been no personal or group growth or spiritual expansion. Not only that, in giving in to the others’ fears, we would have been enabling their woundedness instead of encouraging healing. Making the right choice enhanced the quality of my life, and others. The same is true for you.
* You, too, might have to make a choice whether to be popular or to be true to yourself. Have faith, trust, and the courage, with Divine Love, to choose what is in alignment with eternal truth.
I realize the shift wasn’t from me, alone, but from the Power of the Universe working through me. Even so, I could have decided either way, with less than desirable results, demonstrating how important it is to live your Truth.
Meaning: Live your truth.
I’m not sitting in judgment for the ones in the group who, out of fear and woundedness, attempted to control what others thought and said in order to protect their fears without having to face them. They are wonderful people and I love them as God loves them.
*What is important for you to know is what the truth is for you. You determine that truth by going inside to your Divine Power that knows the truth, knows you, and knows what is best for you. Life is precious. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life according to someone else’s rules. Live by Divine truths. Live your truth.
“Always live your Truth. With integrity. With courage. With compassion. With forgiveness. Without exception.” ~ Jesus. Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 36. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015
The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 37-43. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015