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Divine Message: Focus on Jesus, Not on the World.

Like you, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the need in the world and how to make a meaningful impact. This post is what Jesus said we are to do. 

This post is about a vision on FOCUS 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. 

Excerpt from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life“. p. 75-76. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.

Vision: FOCUS ON JESUS, NOT ON THE WORLD

Like you, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the need in the world and how to make a meaningful impact. I might make little bits of differences here and there as I pass through life, but they seem minor and relatively insignificant in the grander scale of – the world! Does any of it really matter? What can I do to make a difference when the problems are so vast?

One day when meditating, Jesus said…

“Come with me.”

I soared with Him over valleys, then up, away from the world and into space. Jesus stopped, but stayed close in front of me. I stared down and to my left at the blue-marble world floating in the star-strewn galaxy. He placed his hand on my cheek and turned my face toward his. As soon as he let go, my attention went from him to the world. He gently placed his hand on my face again, turning it back to him. When he moved his hand away, my head turned back to the blue planet. A third time, and with gentle patience, he placed his hand on my cheek and turned my attention to him, catching me with his brilliant blue gaze.

“Focus on Me.” He said. “Let Me take care of the world. Are you big enough to take care of it?”

“Absolutely not!” I said.

“Then focus on Me. I am big enough. Let me take care of the World – through you.”

Meaning: What this message means is that, with your permission, you are the arms, the legs, the eyes, ears and voice – the being through which the One Power for Good flows into the world – from right where you are. You are given a passion, a purpose, a talent that affects the world in a way unique to you. It’s you, doing your part, which then melds with others as one powerful whole. And in this, you change the world.

Action: Ask Jesus, “Use me!”


You are given a passion, a purpose, a talent that affects the world in a way unique to you. It’s you, doing your part, which then melds with others as one powerful whole. And in this, you change the world. ~Carolyne Cathey


Excerpt from “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life“. p. 75-76. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.

Receiving and Giving Are One Cord – A Divine Message

This is a Divine message I received on why we can’t give without receiving, and that whatever we give we first receive from God, Our Source.

Receiving and Giving are One Cord

HAVE YOU HEARD the saying that it is easier to give than receive? That saying described me. For some reason I loved giving but I had a hard time receiving. People would offer to give to me in return but I would decline. I would notice the hurt in their eyes, which made me feel guilty, and yet I felt guilty in accepting.

I wondered why it seems easier to give than receive? Pride? Ego? An “I don’t want to be a burden,” attitude? An “I can do it myself” attitude? I felt less somehow when a person would offer to help, like I was lacking something that someone else had to fill in because I was inadequate or flawed. As a result, I was unintentionally rude when I would turn down someone’s offer to help or to give me something. I didn’t mean to be rude. I meant not to be a burden or bother, or dependent. Or even more, that I didn’t need anyone’s help (can you hear the ego in that statement?) With my refusal I could see the disappointment in someone’s eyes or demeanor that showed I had rejected the generosity from their heart.

Jesus kept assuring me that giving and receiving are the same, but I couldn’t see it. To me, giving indicated strength, receiving revealed weakness.

One day, he flashed a vision into my mind that is best demonstrated by acting it out.

Exercise

To act out the vision, stand up to demonstrate this truth.

Imagine a thick nylon cord or rope threading through your solar plexus, front to back and it slides both ways. Place one hand on the imaginary cord coming out the front of your waist, and one hand on the same imaginary cord threading through you out the back of your waist. When you pull so that the rope goes outward from you, as in giving, notice that it also comes into you from the back, as in receiving. With the invisible cord in your hands, let the cable slide back and forth and you’ll see that no matter which way the cord glides, when you are giving, you are also receiving.

Jesus said:

“Everything you have is from the Divine. Everything. Including the love that fills you, love that is so freely given to you from your Creator. Everything you receive you first receive from the Divine. When others are giving to you, you are receiving what flowed through them from the Divine. So, whether giving or receiving, it is all from your Source, your Unlimited Supplier. 

“This image demonstrates that receiving and giving are the same. Your problem is that you allow ego and pride to get in your way, that when you decline a generous offer, you not only hurt the other person, you also hurt yourself. When you refuse to receive, you are blocking the natural flow. You are trying to separate the inseparable.

“Notice that when you slide the cord back and forth, that the giving comes from inside you at the same time that the receiving slips inside you, so you cannot possibly give without also giving to yourself.

“You can name the cord. If you name the cord ‘hate’, then when you give hate, that is what you receive. If you name the cord ‘love’, then when you give love, you receive love in return. Which means that if you want to receive love, then you must give love—in remembrance that you are giving from the love you’ve already received. You are created from love. You are love. Give what you truly are—love.”

Now the vision shifts:

“Imagine that the cord that runs through you also runs through a person in front of you and a person behind you, and the people on the other side of each of them. See the connection?” he said. “For someone to give there must be someone else to receive that gift, and of course, the reverse is true. For someone else to give, then another must receive.

“As with the cord, receiving isn’t always from the same person to whom you give. You will often receive back from unexpected sources.

“Also notice that when you give there is no lack because as you are giving, what you receive slips in continuously, allowing continual giving. That is the natural flow. The natural flow of giving and receiving is always going on —there is no life without it.”

Meaning: This message applies to all of creation—people, animals and the planet. Again, you might ‘receive’ from varying forms. Animals love in return, just like people, and sometimes better than people. Contributing in your own loving way fosters a more loving, healthy community, which benefits you and everyone.

Action:

Today, practice giving and receiving love with a smile and with gratitude.


“Everything you have is from the Divine. Everything. Including the love that fills you, love that is so freely given to you from your Creator. Everything you receive you first receive from the Divine. When others are giving to you, you are receiving what flowed through them from the Divine. So, whether giving or receiving, it is all from your Source, your Unlimited Supplier.” ~ Jesus, Divine Message from Jesus. p. 365. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.


 

Gratitude!

* When we are surrounded by and filled with abundance – abundance of unconditional love (that means we are loved anyway), we can’t help but feel gratitude, and even more, to live in a constant state of gratitude.

* Gratitude for joy, beauty, Divine Wisdom and Guidance.

* Gratitude for the places where we live.

  • * Gratitude for our families and friends.
  • * Gratitude for our opportunities for service,

* Gratitude for life itself.

* Gratitude that we are never alone.

 * And even gratitude for life challenges that deepen us, strengthen us, that teach us compassion.

* Gratitude that there is hope and life beyond our fears, and that all we have to do is turn everything over in surrender.

* Gratitude that we are created from God-magnificence because that is all with which God creates, which by default, means that we, too, are magnificent.

* Gratitude that no matter how we use our free will, mistakes or triumph, God is always with us, loving us anyway, supporting us, leading us to the greatness we are meant to experience if we but allow it – and trust.

For what are you grateful?

God bless you.

YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!


 


Six Steps to an Abundant Life

The Gospel of John, Chapter 10, Verse 10: Jesus said, I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.

What is abundance?

For the answer, I’d like to share with you a Divine message I received on abundance because for several reasons I was uncomfortable with affluence. Have you ever felt that way? Jesus kept telling me I was wrong, that I misunderstood. So, like you are encouraged to do when you have questions, I asked for the truth. As soon as I ‘thought’ the word ‘abundance’ …

A HUGE fountain flashed into my mind. A fountain larger than anything you see in reality, with sparkling crystal-clear water gushing up high and then falling back down into the top container before overflowing into the next wider container that cascaded noisily into the deep basin below. The water caught the light like diamonds, shimmering and glittering. Never-ending.

“That is Abundance,” Jesus said. “More than you ever need, always free flowing.

“Oddly,” he explained, “some people are afraid of abundance, or that they will feel overwhelmed or it will change their lifestyle or they won’t feel wise enough to handle it well, or they feel guilty experiencing abundance if others are lacking. Or they think in limitation, incorrectly believing there are limited resources and they have less because others have taken more than their fair share.”

“That kind of false thinking means you believe that your abundance comes from outside yourself, when in Reality it comes from inside you, from your True Source, from your Unlimited Supplier.

He added…

“The Highest-Truth-thinking is not to pull everyone down to the lowest level of falsely perceived and illusionary limitation, but to encourage everyone to raise to the highest level of the true limitless abundance that they choose to experience.

Then he asked…

“Out of all the unlimited abundance what do you choose for you?”

I saw an instant image of the entire universe as a buffet table.

“What food dishes off of the unlimited buffet table do you like best? You can’t eat all of the food. That is too much, you choose what you want.

“You deal with abundance in the same way; you use the freely-offered gift and control it by deciding what out of the all of the ever-present abundance brings you pleasure, then select that, in the amount you decide.

“However,” he added, “in thinking about abundance, remember it’s not the material ‘stuff’ that is of the greatest import. It’s trusting in the God-gifts of which it is impossible to have too much – beauty, peace, joy, light, wisdom and love – and all the other God attributes. Open up to all of that abundance that you are willing to allow, for that is where your bliss lies – not with the temporary but with the Eternal.”

Six steps for an abundant life Jesus has taught me:

  1. Choose to live life to the fullest. Decide to experience the highest and best that is possible to experience because that is all God offers – the highest and best. Accepting anything less means you cheat yourself, you cheat the world.
  2. Accept life as the adventure it is. Take risks. Live in joy. Be bold. Live. Laugh. Love. Enjoy. Care. Be. Be who you are at all times – Love
  3. Don’t sit around waiting to die. Even if you’re already ill. The last breath comes soon enough. No matter your age or health, each moment is a new beginning, a new opportunity. Ask God if there is still something you are meant to do while still on this earth plane.
  4. If you feel strongly there is something God wants you to do, go for it. If you don’t, you’ll never know what might have happened if you but had courage. You might always wonder if you missed out on the greatest event that was to happen in your lifetime. One of those life-end regrets that is too late to change.
  5. Commitment: The first step is a doozy. But with that courage, comes Universal Divine support just waiting for our first step. That leap cannot be made for us. We have to choose to do it ourselves. Once we do, it seems miraculous how the Universe supports us in ways we never imagined.
  6. Surrender: I’ve learned that Surrender is more than releasing, it is, in reality, receiving. We have to release the fears and blockages, and then surrender to the Ultimate Force in order to make room to receive all of the fabulous abundance. Don’t we all want to receive whatever is the best for us? Then we have to make room for it. So, we ask God to empty us of all hindrances, fears and negative attitudes and then exclaim we’re ready to receive, with gratitude!

A thought to consider: If you could place an order, like from the menu of abundance, knowing it would be brought for you, what would you ask for? What would you like to do on this earth in this human experience while you are still here to do it? What will you regret if you don’t do it while you’re alive in the physical? Now is your chance. It’s your time! Now, go for it!

God bless you.

YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!


Portions of this post are an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 199-203. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


NEW DATE! “DIVINE COMMUNICATION – Trusting Your Intuition”

NEW DATE! YOU ARE INVITED TO an interactive discussion on “Divine Communication Trusting Your Intuition”, 9/12/2019, facilitated by Carolyne Cathey, author, teacher and spiritual counselor. Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona AZ. 

Carolyne asks, “How might you benefit if you strengthened your intuition-connection with the Wisest Mind in the Universe?” She will share the different ways you receive these messages, and how to tell if the they are real, or your imagination.

For example, have you…

  • Heard an inner voice that had the perfect answer, but you didn’t know whether to trust it?
  • Had a flash of an ‘aha’ thought or idea?
  • Wondered or prayed about something and all of a sudden a book falls open to the perfect answer, or you hear a snippet of a conversation or song lyrics that has exactly what you are looking for?
  • Had a dream that seemed unusually powerful or colorful, like a message dream?
  • Just ‘known’ something in your gut or in your heart and you didn’t know the details, but you just ‘knew’?

Carolyne invites you to raise awareness of the continual Divine Communication that is available to all of us, a powerful gift to each of us from God.

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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.

Next Post

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

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