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Divine Messages, Part 6: What blocks us from receiving Divine messages?

Potential communication blockages between you and the Divine:

Ignorance: You had experiences of communication but you didn’t recognize them as Divine interaction, or in some instances, you bought the lie from others that it doesn’t exist. You classify those blockages as ignorance.

Ego: Some barriers are created by ego, as in, “I don’t trust the inner voice because it isn’t real, or they are only my misguided thoughts.” Or, disbelief that there is a conduit, that there is only separation. But the inner you knows better. You know there is no separation or there wouldn’t be this connecting channel. But when categorizing the ego-obstructions you realize they are only a subcategory of the larger category of…

Fear: Fear of not being good enough. Fear of ridicule, which is a fear reaction. Fear of being harmed by a debased spirit. Fear of the unknown. And any other fear you can think of that bars you from opening to Divine communication.

Another that fits in with fear is busyness or the constant need for distraction. Fearing idleness, or stillness, you might be the type to clutter up every precious moment of your life with TV or radio, or doing, or going, filling your time with the less important instead of stilling yourself and merely listening.

Not asking for Divine help. In other words, ego. Or, you don’t feel the situation is important enough. Remember, the end of Part 5 said there is no too small or insignificant. What we might think of as insignificant might be an important foundation for something larger. Don’t compartmentalize your life, putting aside the part you feel is unimportant (or you hope to keep secret, which is impossible), and only offer the other part of your life you feel is worthy of God’s attention. That is limiting a limitless God. That is separation. We are to go to the Divine for everything.

Habitual negative lifestyle. A lifestyle issue to consider is staying in negative situations, whether television or companions, and most importantly, negative thinking. Negativity drags you down. blocks you from a positive attitude, and changes the vibration in and around you. A positive outlook and surroundings are desirable for the most open communication because you’ve made yourself available. Again, you aren’t to do this alone. Ask for Divine help.

Fear blockages aren’t permanent or total. Don’t misunderstand. No matter your stubbornness, the Great Communicator breaks through anyway, and often in surprising ways that get your attention. But if you want increasing, free-flowing communication—because that is the key to a richer, happier, more abundant life—then ask the Knows-All what you can do to strengthen that connection, then trust, and follow-through.

Which of the above are challenges for you? List them, then write what you might do to overcome the challenges. Your effort in discovering what is blocking you from receiving Divine messages is worth it. Once you become aware of what is holding you back, then you can release them. When you do that, then…

You are empowered! You now have continual access to the Greatest Power in the Universe!


Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

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(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 7: Divine Communication Exercises. Final.


Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second Calling – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor, called…

Part 4: How We Receive the Messages.

Part 5: How to tell if the messages are real.

 

 

 

Divine Messages, Part 5: How to tell if the messages are real.

We all receive Divine messages. Yes, everyone. The messages are not meant for only a select few. We are all created from the same Source, God, our Creator, our Unlimited Supplier. We are all God’s messengers if we allow it. This powerful gift of Divine messages is freely given to us by God. It is how we are created. It is part of our Spiritual DNA. Our challenge is to recognize it and learn to trust it. BUT, 

How do we know the messages are real and not only our imagination?? Or, even a misguided earth-bound spirit?

The answer:

The kind of messages you receive. Here’s how you tell the difference.

Are the messages from Ego, or from Spirit?

Ego:

  • Is the word “I” involved? When it’s your ego, the message is usually “I”. I’m not worthy. Who do I think I am? What makes me think I can do this? What if I make a fool of myself, or people think I’m crazy? What if I fail?
  • Are they fear-based messages? Then they are either ego or from a lost spirit you don’t want around you. Ego or ‘unhealthy’ spirit messages are fear-based, giving you all the reasons why it won’t work, or why the Spirit messages aren’t real and to ignore them. If earth-bound spirits are bothering you, turn them over to Jesus/God/Holy Spirit. I tell them to turn to the light.
  • Ego messages are possessive, containing, restraining, negative, and strive to pull you back into ego’s control by tempting you or intimidating you to remain in your illusory comfort zone with a false sense of safety. I say illusory comfort zone because you are not truly comfortable when you are less than what you can be if you but have faith.
  • One other warning, true messages will never encourage you to harm yourself or another. Spiritual messages are always love-based.

Spiritual

  • Do the messages include the word “You”? When the message is from the spiritual, for me it is always ‘you’. As in, “What do you want for your life?” “You can do this.” “I’ll be with you.” “Why are you wasting your time when there is so much more available to you?” “You have a higher mission in life.” And one of my favorites, “I love you.”
  • Divine messages are uplifting, encouraging you to grow and develop into ever more greatness. Spirit messages encourage you to expand beyond your boundaries, to achieve your full potential.
  • Are the messages unexpected? Unless you’ve opened up a God/Jesus dialogue, the real messages take you by surprise and are fast, unexpected and usually the opposite of what your rational mind thinks is right. Sometimes they come through so quickly you’ll doubt you even received it.
  • Are the messages love-based? Spirit messages are from love, not fear. They might be cautionary messages, but they are constructive, helpful, encouraging, willing you to reach higher, farther, to pull you out of your illusory comfort zone to greater experiences, enticing you to step out in faith.
  • No topic for Divine communication is too small or insignificant. I used to think that only major situations or concerns were worthy of bothering my Source, (that’s ego talking). Spirit messages are adamant that there is no ‘too small’, that all is connected, that all is part of the “All There Is”, and that what you consider as the small issues are the foundations for the larger ones and equally as important. 

You are encouraged to go to Divine guidance for everything. Remember, spiritual communication is meant for you to use for a fuller, richer life—and most important—you are never abandoned or have to go it alone (that is the lie of separation).

Jesus seeks partners who allow him to work through them to share God’s message that we are all love and loved. All you have to do is say “Use me”. Don’t be afraid of being asked to stand on a street corner and proselytize. You still have free will. Even better, Jesus works through your passions, your skills, what gives you joy, those God-seeds planted within your heart. There is nothing to fear, only to embrace!


Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

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(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 6: What blocks us from receiving Divine Messages?


Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second Calling – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor, called…

Part 4: How We Receive the Messages.

 

Divine Messages, Part 4: How we receive the messages

We receive Divine messages in infinite ways from the Infinite. I’ve received them since I was a child. However, when younger I was afraid of them and never told anyone. I now know that everyone has the potential to tap into that continual Divine communication, but many people don’t realize it exists, or they rationalize it away, or are afraid of it, but Divine communication is meant for everyone to access —it is a powerful gift to us from the “One” with whom we are all connected. Divine communication is not to fear, but to embrace. What is there to fear from the One that is only love, joy and goodness?

There are four basic categories for Divine messages, and I’ve added a fifth:

1. Clairaudience (Clear Hearing):  Sounds, voices and words. Examples:

  • An unexpected inner or outer voice that helps you make a decision.
  • You happen to hear a snippet of a conversation, and the words are exactly what you need to hear.
  • A song that seems to convey a message or confirmation to you.
  • A loud voice booms out of nowhere, warning you of impending danger. Or, sometimes, a soft whisper…

2. Clairsentience (Clear Sensing).  Feelings, Hunches, Emotions, Physical Sensations, Smells.  Examples:

  • A hunch or gut feeling to do something – an action, or warning.
  • A sudden emotion that is unrelated to your present surroundings, and later proves to be prophetic.
  • Feelings of inner peace that everything is going to be okay, or that you are on the right path.
  • Feeling a tingle or brush against your skin or nape of the neck.
  • Smells that have symbolic meaning for you, like perfume or cigar.

Claircognizance (Clear Knowing). Thoughts, Ideas, Sparks of Inspiration, and Inner Certainty – like “Knowing”.  Examples:

  • An ‘aha!’ or flash of a brilliant idea, or solution to your problem.
  • Clear insight not related to logical thinking.
  • Sudden intuition about a situation.
  • You just ‘know’ something will happen, but don’t know details.

4. Clairvoyance (Clear Seeing). Visions, Images, Mental Pictures, Dreams. Examples:

  • The images might be like a mental movie, or a snapshot of pictures inside or outside of your mind. They might be black and white, or color. Mine are always in extra vivid colors.
  • The mental pictures can be literal or symbolic (animals, colors, etc.). You can look up the symbolism on the Internet.
  • Seeing colors or auras. Angel lights in various forms and colors. Corner-of-the-eye visions.
  • Seeing actual images, like a deceased loved one (Part 1, The Ghost), or a cross on the ceiling (Part 2, The Cross).

5. Divine Intervention (God’s Will). Unexpected Life Changes. Examples:

  • A sudden shift beyond your understanding that seems almost like a thread is being woven into a vast Universal Life Tapestry.
  • An unexpected life changing event that turns out to be more wonderful than anything you would have ever imagined for yourself.

Sometimes there is a back-and-forth dialogue between Jesus and me where I ask, then argue, then listen, then admit the message doesn’t make sense to me, then continue asking and listening until I comprehend. Asking and questioning are vital components of the discussion. That means you are bringing up what you don’t yet understand so that the Divine continues clarifying until you get it.

Sometimes the messages are absolutely clear the instant I receive them. Sometimes the meaning comes to me while I’m writing the messages down, which I encourage you to do – keep a journal. Sometimes I receive them during quiet times, and sometimes in the middle of a busy, noisy day. Some come as answers to questions. Some are unexpected and take me by surprise.

Once you start opening up to that communication, you’ll discover there is much symbolism in meditations, dreams and visions such as in animals, flowers and colors. Look up the symbolic descriptions and determine what feels right to you.

You might receive messages from one category, or all of them. It doesn’t matter. You can develop strength in all if you choose. What matters is that you become aware of the messages and learn to trust them.

Excerpts from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p.  9. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

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(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 5: How to tell if the messages are real.


Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second Calling – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor, called…

Divine Messages, Part 3: Source of the Messages

True Story from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life” by Carolyne Cathey

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As you’ve read in Part 1 and Part 2, Jesus, my spiritual mentor, called me to serve as a conduit through whom he may share eternal truths with you and the world.

Your source for Divine messages will be unique to you; there are many Ascended Masters, angels, spiritual mentors and guides that, with your permission, will guide you into a co-creation of the wonder that is your life.

Divine messages aren’t about being Christian or any particular religion, or any religion at all. They are about eternal truths that are always true, now and forever, Truths that can enrich and transform you and your life. Jesus assures me the eternal truth is the eternal truth no matter the source though which it comes. These are God-truths beyond any man-defined barriers and too-small boxes into which we laughably believe we can cram the Divine.

When you read the Divine messages I’ve received and compiled into the book, Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life, you’ll learn that some of what we’ve been taught about Jesus isn’t necessarily the truth and that his teachings are often misrepresented. As he explains in the Chapter Don’t Throw Away the Gift Because You Don’t Like the Wrapping (p. 31), he is not the exception but the example, because, he said if what he taught and embodied was for only one person (him), then what was the point? The real point, he says, is that what he experienced we can all experience. We’ll discuss more in future posts about how this works.

Jesus assures me he wants partners through whom he may share the Creator’s love and therefore change lives, and the world, for the better—which is what he called me to do in service to humanity. Saying ‘yes’ and allowing the messages to flow through me has blessed my life with wonders I never dreamed possible. After answering the call, I am filled, not as before with fear, doubt and guilt, but to overflowing with joy, peace and love.

A magnificent result can be yours, too, if you further open to the Divine and allow abundance and love to guide you.

All you have say is, “Use me.”

There is nothing to fear. He won’t have you standing on a street corner proselytizing unless that is what you choose to do. You still have free will. If you but have faith, he will work through your skills and passions, the God-sowed seeds within you that give you joy. A much greater joy that you can imagine.

(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 4: How we receive the messages. We receive Divine messages in infinite ways…


Previous Divine Messages’ Posts

Part 1: First “Calling” – The Ghost. The ghost of my grandmother…

Part 2: Second “Calling” – The Cross. Years later I was living…

Divine Messages, Part 2: Second “Calling” – The Cross

 True Story from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life” by Carolyne Cathey

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Years later I was living with my daughter to help take care of the grandchildren.

I awoke one morning with the hymn “Trust and Obey” going through my head. I knew I was awake because even though my eyes remained closed, the music continued to thread through my mind as the children visited during breakfast, making plans for their day at work or school. Wondering about the music only I could hear, I opened my eyes, and stilled, astonished by what I saw above me.

A large cross shimmered on the ceiling! Approximately four feet long and three feet wide. The vision looked like a glowing, rippling water-reflection about four inches deep and with clearly defined edges. I blinked several times thinking the image would surely disappear, but every time I opened my eyes again, the watery, light-filled cross remained. I stared at it for several moments with the ‘Trust & Obey’ music still going through my mind and with the children still talking in the other room.

I wondered if there was sunlight reflecting off water outside of my bedroom window that would shine that particular shape on the ceiling. With the cross still gleaming above me, I rose and looked out of the window. There was no water anywhere, just grass and dirt. There was nothing that would reflect anything, much less a cross.

When I looked up at the ceiling again, the cross had disappeared. But I’ve never forgotten and I’m still in awe.

I sensed that Jesus was saying:

“It’s time. It’s time to focus on your deeper spiritual growth and to experience life beyond anything you’ve ever dared dream.”

I sensed a definite purpose for my life that only Jesus knew, but what an attention grabber with that cross on the ceiling!

Glancing out of the window again, and still in wonderment about what I had seen and heard, I noticed that the hip of the next-door roof angled upward before it ended, something I had never noticed before.

The message came to me to look at things from a different angle, that Divine messages come through in myriad ways via unexpected methods, even ones I had been taught in the Bible Belt that were occult, like meditation and tarot.  

After the vision of the cross, there began a rapid adventure of exciting messages and awakenings and happenings that still amaze me.

(To be continued)

Next: Divine Messages, Part 3: Source of the Messages. As you read…Jesus, my Spiritual Mentor…


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Divine Messages, Part 1: First Calling—The Ghost: The ghost of my grandmother…


Dare to Live Your Truth

Quote about Daring to Live Your Truth, from Jesus in “Divine Messages from Jesus” book by Carolyne Cathey

“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 about what others think of you. Some will criticize, but others will grasp the truth to their bosom 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 according to their perceived view—illusion or truth—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, but without concern for the other’s reaction. Their reaction is their choice. Your choice is truth. That is all. Truth.”

~ Jesus, from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life” by Carolyne Cathey

Charming Sociopaths. You either are one, or know one. Get help!

One in 20 people suffer with a charming sociopath personality. You might be one of them. You might live with one. They might be your sibling or parent, or child or friend, or neighbor, or boss. You might be confused as to their behavior, or don’t understand what is going on. If so…

The following website, TRUTH, has invaluable insight for you.

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Everyone Receives Divine Communication – Part 1

Open up to your own Divine Communication

This post is about opening up to the truth of your own Divine communication by increasing your awareness of ways you receive this information, and then to continue strengthening that two-way, multi-dimensional conversation into the blessed partnership it truly is. Let me be clear—you do receive this communication, always. However, unless you are aware of that dialogue with your Source (or Holy Spirit, Angels, or Spiritual Mentors {all are connected and are from the same Source}) or unless you trust in the messages you receive, then you’re not experiencing the amazing quality of life available to you. The reason is because you’re not using the most powerful tool freely provided for you by your Creator—which is Divine communication, your direct source to Pure Intelligence.

How you receive the messages

You receive Divine messages in infinite ways from the Infinite. I’ve received them since I was a child. However, when younger I was afraid of them and never told anyone.

I now know, without doubt, that Divine communication is not paranormal – it’s normal! A natural component within our spiritual DNA. Part of the creation package.

As a result, I now know, without doubt, that EVERYONE is already connected. The problem is that many people don’t realize it exists, or they rationalize it away, or are afraid of it, but Divine communication is meant for everyone to access—it is a powerful gift to us from the “One.” Divine communication is not to fear, but to embrace. What is there to fear from the One that is only love, joy and goodness?

What are your four basic forms of Guidance?

According to Doreen Virtue in her book,
Divine Guidance: How to Have a Dialogue with God and Your Guardian Angels, verified by my own personal experiences and messages, there are four basic means of communication:

  1. Clairaudience (clear hearing);
  2. Clairsentience (clear sensing); 
  3. Claircognizance (clear knowing); and
  4. Clairvoyance (clear seeing). Plus I’ve added a fifth,
  5. Divine Intervention (I added this category).

By the way, you might receive messages in one, or all four methods. It doesn’t matter, as long as you receive them and recognize them for what they are – messages from the Divine specifically for you.

For me, sometimes the messages are absolutely clear the instant I receive them. Sometimes the meaning comes to me while I’m writing the messages down. Sometimes I receive them during quiet times, and sometimes in the middle of a busy, noisy day. Some come as answers to questions, and the answers are often the opposite of what I assumed. Some are unexpected and take me by surprise.

1. Clairaudience (clear hearing):

Sounds, voices and words. Have you ever heard sounds, voices and words but weren’t sure? The voice might even call you by name. This method of communication can be worrisome because you might fear someone out there in the world will tell you that if you hear voices, you’re crazy. I could say they are crazy because they don’t listen to the All Knowing wisdom that has all the answers.  But really its their own fear or ignorance speaking up.

For me, the verbal answers come through with the term ‘you’. For example,

  • “Why are you wasting your time when there is so much more available to you?”
  • “What do you want for your life?”
  • “I love you. Do you trust me?”

Sometimes there is a back-and-forth dialogue that is part of those messages where I ask, then argue, then listen, then admit the message doesn’t make sense to me, then continue asking and listening until I comprehend. Asking and questioning are vital components of the discussion. That means you are admitting what you don’t yet understand which allows the Divine to continue clarifying until you get it.

During my life I kept questioning the reality of the voices. One time I admitted my insecurity about it to Jesus. I heard him laugh then say, ‘Listen, Carolyne with an e…” because that is how my name is spelled. I realized I would never call myself that, and I finally started paying attention, with delightful results. We’ll discuss later how you can tell that the voice is authentic.

2. Clairsentience (Clear Sensing):

Feelings and hunches, emotions, physical sensations, smells. If you experienced any of those, and I’m sure you have, that’s Divine communication.

3. Claircognizance (clear knowing):

Thoughts, ideas, sparks of inspiration and inner certainty—like ‘knowing’ in which you receive information from Universal Intelligence. Have you ever just ‘known’? Received an idea or inspiration? That’s Divine communication.

4. Clairvoyance (Clear seeing):

Visions, images and mental pictures. They might be like a mental movie, or a snapshot of pictures inside or outside of your mind. They might be black and white, or color. Mine are always in extra vivid colors. The mental pictures can be literal or symbolic, and they can also come during dreams.

5. Divine Intervention:

I’d like to add a fifth method to the traditional four—Divine intervention. We’ve all experienced this. When something unexpected happens in our lives that we would never have purposely chosen, but when we get through the shift to the other side when things settle, we’re grateful it happened. Something better came out of it all. God knows best.

Once you start opening up to Divine communication, you’ll discover there is a lot of symbolism in your meditations, dreams and visions such as in animals, flowers and colors. Look up the symbolic descriptions and determine what feels right to you.

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How do you trust the messages you receive?

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“The truth is you may continually choose to co-create your life in Divine partnership with the Power of the Universe.” ~ Carolyne Cathey

Celebrating the Joy of the Beatitudes

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Audio Recording: Joy of the Beatitudes, right sidebar on Home Page>>>>>>>

“TRUTH isn’t about the messenger, it’s about the message. I didn’t create the Truth that I willingly gave my physical life to share with the world. I merely illuminated what was always and is forever true— the eternal truth for everyone—because if what I embodied and lived was for only one person, what was the point? My life and messages serve as examples of what everyone can be—what you can be, and are. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit because only one truly receives the credit—the Originator, the Creator, the Infinite, God.” ~ Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

The Beatitudes, Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, vs 3-12, the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount

The Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share. Power fills these declarations of joy.

The phrase “blessed are,” when the original Greek word is translated accurately, means “Oh, the godlike joy of…” The reason that is important is they are celebrations of what exists right now, at this moment. They are exultant shouts of joy for the Divine blessings that nothing in this physical world can ever take away from us.

Please listen to the audio recording shown on the right sidebar (Joy of the Beatitudes) , or read in the 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES, for how the original meaning of the words Jesus used inspires us to celebrate the joy when we open our hearts and minds to the Eternal Truth. Please listen carefully, because these sayings might instill an inner shift within you, changing your life in amazing ways.

I give much credit to William Barclay’s “The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1” from which I gathered the original meanings of Jesus words in Greek and Aramaic, and also copied some of the wording he used so beautifully. I love studying the Barclay series for their in-depth history and definitions and give thanks to Barclay for giving his life so that we may better understand these incredible teachings.

Enjoy.

PDF 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES

The Miracle of Being

“The Miracle of Being” audio and PDF is a talk I presented to the Center for Spiritual Living Ukiah (CA) on 9/9/2018.  (See the right sidebar for the audio player on “The Miracle of Being”)

 A quote from the talk:

 “Your being here, right here, at this moment, is a miracle. This “You are Here” moment is an adventure. This moment is your opportunity out of the immensity of infinity to co-create your life in a temporary setting as a human being in this specific place out of the entirety of the universe. Make it the best life you choose to make it. Accept the adventure for what it is. Take risks. Live in joy. Be bold. Live. Laugh. Love. Enjoy. Care. Be. Be who you are. Love.”  Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

You are invited to listen to this inspirational talk on our making our temporary physical lives the highest and best possible while on this planet. May the talk inspire you as well.

The PDF version of 18-9-9 UKIAH The Miracle of Being