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Share Truth & do not worry what others think of you.

Quote by Jesus in Divine Messages From Jesus, 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.

“Truth is true always. I love Truth. I share Truth. There is nothing else to share. Love, of course, but Love is Truth. Love is who we all are – Love’s expression. So, be love. Be love at all times. And do not worry what others think of you. Some will criticize, but others will grasp it to their bosoms like a lifeline. You will not please all. Pleasing all is not even a concern or a thought. You present the truth as provided by The Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Creator. That’s all you have to do.

“Others will respond as is within them, but NEVER water down or soft play the truth because someone might be offended. That is the greatest offense, going for popularity instead of Truth. How do others go beyond their self-defining barriers if you don’t stretch their minds to a greater expansion? If you water down the truth to be less offensive, then you are part of the illusion, you are cheating the listener, contributing the opposite of what is intended.

Only speak the truth without concern for the other’s reaction. Their reaction is their choice. Your choice is Truth. That is all. Truth.” ~ Jesus

You Are Invited to Sedona!

February 2nd, 2020, Carolyne Cathey is sharing her talk on…

9:30 am. The Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336. Map

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 5, vs 3-12, is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, which we call The Beatitudes.

The 8 Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share. What we often don’t realize is the power within The Beatitudes. The Power to change our lives.

Are You a Fear/Faith Clown Bop Doll?

This post is about a vision I had from Jesus when meditating. As usual, the vision came in a flash, all at once. The challenge is in pulling the vision into a linear thread for human understanding. The vision relates with our toggle between fear and faith, something with which we all struggle.

Vision:

I was high up in space within a white, glowing light, feeling loved, safe, at peace. A wonderful feeling. Then I started having concerns and fears and worries about work, and the children, and income and—

I tipped forward out of the light into the darkness of space, like one of those weighted, clown bop bags that you swat and it tips one way, then another. It was colder outside of the light, gray, distant feeling, more alone, and I didn’t like it.

I wondered what I had done to pull myself out of the light, and the only difference I could think of was my worrying.

Thinking that might have been the cause, I mentally forced the fear and worries away. With the release of fear, I tipped back within the light again where it was brighter, calm, loving.

Much better. I preferred being within the light, like it was where I belonged.

Then my mind started worrying, and I slowly tipped out of the light again. For the second time, I cleared my mind of doubt and fear, and for the second time, I tipped back into the light where I felt happy and comfortable.

But worries are difficult to release, and weightier, and as they niggled within my mind, I tipped for the third time from out of the light into the cold, alone-feeling darkness.

Jesus said:

“Fear is the opposite of faith. Your fears and worries pull you away from the light, from positive energy, from the Source, into a place where you feel alone and unprotected.

“Your faith keeps you anchored within the Eternal Light, within the love. The best place for you to be.

“I understand how difficult this message is to follow. You might realize the truth and logic of the statement.

“And yet, when you are worried and living in fear, as in when you wonder how you are going to pay the bills, when you have lost your job, when your heart is aching because your children are fighting overseas, or are out with their friends at night or are choosing destructive lifestyles, or you are fearful your marriage or your business is falling apart, or the doctor says you have cancer, then how do you get from fear to faith? How do you let go of your worries?

“That’s when you need faith most of all. That’s when you call on God for help. That’s when you admit you know what you should do, but you don’t know how, or even if you know how through reconnecting your inner self with your Inner Source, you still can’t seem to let go of fear enough to trust. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you are really expressing words of ‘wishing’ instead of ‘knowing’. Sometimes, you need a bridge.

“That’s when you ask the God within you to meet you on that level of fear where you are, to help guide you to the higher level of faith where you long to be. That’s when you ask your Source to show you how to take that next step—in faith.

“Remember, you aren’t to do this alone, but sometimes you forget. That’s the result of fear as revealed in the vision—the ‘feeling out in the cold and alone’ part. Those feelings of separation plaguing you are merely an illusion—a lie. When you feel like the clown bop bag, and even though you’ve already tipped into the grayness of fear, realize, that, like the clown bop doll, you are still, always, anchored in faith. Remember, no matter what you are going through, you are never alone.

“You have the Inner Power, the God within you at all times, anchoring you, ready to pull you back within the light when you cry out for help.

“Call on your Inner Power to meet you on the level where you are, and to help you—with God as your partner and helpmate—to take that next crucial step, so that no matter your challenges and concerns, you will always live, not in fear, but in faith, where you belong.” ~ Jesus


“That’s when you ask the God within you to meet you on that level of fear where you are, to help guide you to the higher level of faith where you long to be. That’s when you ask your Source to show you how to take that next step—in faith.” ~ Jesus


Excerpt from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life“. p. 317-320. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes. #8: Blessed are those who are persecuted…

The 8 Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share, but what do they really mean?

5:10-12   #8 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

This final one might be the most difficult. What does it mean for us?

Note in this last beatitude where the wording shifts from blessed are those, to blessed are you, the only time this happens. It changes from Blessed are those who are persecuted – generic – to a very personal blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you. The reason is because this beatitude isn’t referring to the internal work you go through that you celebrate in the previous statements. This is a head’s up that refers to a potential rejection of you by others when you follow your spiritual path of truth and love; Jesus wants you to be aware of that possibility and not be discouraged or turned off your path, but to stay strong in your faith.

In the last sentence, He said “Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great.” The word for glad means to leap exceedingly. It is the leaping-for-joy runner who overcomes all obstacles in their path and crosses the finish line in truth and integrity.

Why the warning?

The truth is frightening to many people when it is different from what they believe. When frightened, people often persecute those who believe differently, call them names, slander them, try to destroy their reputations, ridicule, express hatred, and even kill. When we embody love no matter what is coming at us from other’s fear-caused reactions, we are strengthened with God-confidence while serving the world in honesty and integrity. Is that not what we all choose no matter the chaos and negativity around us? To stand solid in the Divine Truth?

Again, this is not something we try to do on our own. That is believing in separation, not Oneness. When we surrender to that Inner Authority that knows the truth, shares the truth, we are empowered. This is not something we earn. It is a gift. A gift from God.

So to paraphrase…

Oh the godlike joy when we are persecuted for embodying God’s truth, because when we surrender, emptying ourselves of fear and misperceptions, we open ourselves to receiving Divine Truth which strengthens us to be that which we truly are – love. And when we do, we inspire others to also express God’s love. This is joy.

I pray that the core of Jesus’ teachings expressed in The Beatitudes, touches you in new, inspiring and powerful ways. We are to emblazon these truths on our hearts, and live them.

To summarize…

We celebrate when we:

  1. Surrender and place our trust in God.
  2. Realize that despite our mistakes, God loves us anyway.
  3. Are teachable and open to God’s truth.
  4. Are filled with God’s goodness through surrender.
  5. See others as God sees them.
  6. See with pure intentions through God’s lens of love.
  7. Make peace within our own hearts.
  8. Are empowered by God when we live the Divine truth, which is love.

The Beatitudes are, in reality, about surrender. The only way we can follow these powerful life-changing truths is to merge our desires with God’s so that they are one desire – God’s will.  Surrender is the answer to everything.

To share a quote that I received in a Divine message, Jesus said…

Once you get oneness, everything else falls in place.

  • So, in closing, the distilled truth of The Beatitudes, is

We celebrate when we surrender everything we are to God that has all of the answers to all of our challenges, knowing that when we are emptied of self, we are filled with the Divine.

This post is the final in The Beatitudes. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. The previous seven are linked below.


Research Sources

  • William Barclay’s Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew
  • The Hidden Gospel, Neil Douglas-Klotz

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Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #4 Blessed are those who hunger…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #5 Blessed are the merciful…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #6 Blessed are the pure in heart…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #7 Blessed are the peacemakers…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes. #7: Blessed are the peacemakers…

The 8 Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share, but what do they really mean?

5:9 #7 Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God.

In Hebrew peace is never only a negative state; it never means only the absence of trouble; in Hebrew peace always means everything that serves one’s highest good. But peace starts within us. So, we could say…

Oh the god-like joy when our own inner warfare is finally over and we make peace within our own heart and in our own soul. Then, along with the Source of Peace, we may serve as peacemakers to bless the world. This is joy!


Research Sources

  • William Barclay’s Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew
  • The Hidden Gospel, Neil Douglas-Klotz

Next: #8: Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #8 Blessed are those who are persecuted…

Previous:

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes. #1: Blessed are the poor in spirit…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #2 Blessed are those who mourn…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #3 Blessed are the meek…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #4 Blessed are those who hunger…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #5 Blessed are the merciful…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #6 Blessed are the pure in heart…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes. #6: Blessed are the pure in heart…

The 8 Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share, but what do they really mean?

5:8 #6 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

The Greek word for pure means unmixed, unadulterated, unalloyed. It requires self-examination. Is our work done from motives of service or from motives of pay or acknowledgment, from being self-less, or from self-display, from a feeling of unity, or of superiority?  This is about intent, and perceptions.

It is difficult to see a purity beyond our own flawed perceptions, because we see everything through that flawed lens. The purer our sight, the purer the lens through which we view everything, the more purity we recognize. Total pureness recognizes total pureness.

The only way we can see with such clarity is when we surrender all we are to the Divine and see ourselves and others as God sees us, which is through the lens of love.

So, then, this sixth beatitude might read:

Oh the godlike joy of choosing from pure intentions because when we do, through surrender, we see everything as God sees, which is always through the lens of love. That is joy!


Research Sources

  • William Barclay’s Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew
  • The Hidden Gospel, Neil Douglas-Klotz

Next: #7: Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #7 Blessed are the peacemakers…

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Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes. #1: Blessed are the poor in spirit…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #2 Blessed are those who mourn…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #3 Blessed are the meek…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #4 Blessed are those who hunger…

Powerful Life-Changing Beatitudes: #5 Blessed are the merciful…