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SATAN is your FEAR – not a being, but an attitude

SATAN IS YOUR FEAR – not a being, but an attitude

This Truth is powerful. This Truth is freeing and will help you reclaim your life.

But why and how?

The following is an excerpt from the book “Divine Messages from Jesus” by Carolyne Cathey where Jesus explains why the only Satan is our fear.

Note that Satan and fear are the same, with the same consequences.

  • Satan (FEAR) is negative control.
  • Satan (FEAR) is a hindrance for reaching your goals.
  • Satan (FEAR) tempts you to go against your heart and all that you are.
  • Satan (FEAR) makes you feel alone, separate, powerless.

In fact,” Jesus added in the message, “fear has controlled much of your life.”

Then he asked:

* How many important life-changing decisions have you made out of fear?

* How many times have you allowed fear to control or overwhelm you?

* How many times did believing you weren’t good enough or smart enough or brave enough hold you back and affect your life-path choices?

* How many times have you opted for the safe decision, not the one where your heart longed to go?

Jesus said:

“Fear controls every one of those decisions—your Satan—not a being, but an attitude.”

“Satan—not a being, but an attitude.”

Powerful! Freeing!

Satan is not anything to fear from outside of you, but instead, is the fear from inside of you. That means you can have control over your own fear. You are not impotent. You are not a victim. With God’s guidance, you are in control.

For a victorious plan of action ask for Divine help when shifting your attitude from fear to faith, that incredible can-do attitude that transform tragedies into triumph. Refusing to allow fear to affect your decisions results in making positive, healing, helpful choices. Ask for help to do this. We are meant to live our lives through constant communication with God, Jesus, or whatever you call your Higher Power. So, use that power.

I realize this goes against most of our religious teaching, but think about it. As mentioned above, when you insert the word fear in the place of Satan, you get the same meaning.

“Satan—not a being, but an attitude.”


PART 2- fear is also your opportunity.

Do you limit yourself? If so why?

“There is only one thing in this universe that can surround you with limitation, and that is accepting the outer appearance instead of the mighty, active presence of God in you.”
The I AM Discourses, v 3 p 7

Do you limit yourself? If so why?

“There is only one thing in this universe that can surround you with limitation, and that is accepting the outer appearance instead of the mighty, active presence of God in you.”
The I AM Discourses, v 3 p 7

Divine Message: Unconditional Love and Non-judgment? But what about…?

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 one of my favorite messages I received when asking him how we can even consider loving our enemies!


IN SEVERAL MEDITATIONS, I received visions about the interconnecting web, stressing the importance for us to understand that we are all connected to everything else.

Then one time Jesus said what I thought is surely impossible.

“The greatest action you can send along this web is unconditional love and non-judgment.”

What? Unconditional love? Non-judgment? I didn’t understand how to do that, and I told him so. (Never be afraid to question; that merely means you don’t yet understand.) I admitted that I really didn’t even know what unconditional love and non-judgment meant. I mean, it would be easy, afterward, in spirit form, but as a human being living with other humans who don’t think alike or have the same value systems, I confessed I’m just not that good.

During the meditation, I continued to express my dilemma to Jesus:

“As a human being living on this earth, how can I express unconditional love and non-judgment to everyone everywhere all the time? That’s just not realistic,” I argued.

I sought to prove my assertion with opinions of how such a task is unattainable, getting more agitated and feeling more inadequate with each example:

“How can I love unconditionally people who are mean and hateful? When I see people slaughtering others because they disagree, perpetrators who claim they will not stop until we all believe as they do, I’m hurt. I’m angered. I don’t want to love those who seek our destruction. I’ll never be that perfect. Or people who kidnap children and abuse them, those who enjoy torturing people and animals, and—and politics!” I mentally shouted. “How can I love people who—”

“Start, with yourself” his voice whispered into my tirade,

I gasped. “Love myself? Without judgment?” Is that even possible?

I mulled about what he said. I thought of how many mistakes I had made and continue to make in life, and how I had unwittingly hurt people’s feelings, and that I was so far from perfect. Could I really love myself unconditionally, without judgment? To be honest, I wasn’t sure I could, but after thinking about what he said, I finally decided that with concentration and determination and some self-forgiveness, I could learn to love myself unconditionally and without judgment. That when I procrastinate, or unintentionally hurt someone, or let someone down, or don’t listen to the Divine as I should, I could love myself anyway.

Then immediately the vision in the meditation shifted.

I was in a dark void like in space, and I saw a sheer red silk fabric rippling in a growing and spreading circle away from my waist area and into the blackness—silk, like love, fragile, and yet, like love, surpassing the tensile strength of steel. As it spread, the fabric of love merged with other red silks rippling out from other beings—I knew they were people, but they appeared as sources, individual sources of love, their red silk fabrics rippling outward, melding, becoming one, then there were so many sources, unifying, filling in the void until the sea of love almost covered as far as I could see, shimmering with light, spreading further, reaching into deepest space . . . .

“We are all one,” he said. “If you first love yourself, that love changes the vibration of the interconnecting web from where you are and ripples outward into the universe. Love yourself, unconditionally. Be compassion. Then you can love your neighbor—as you love yourself. And in so doing, you change the world.”

Meaning: The meaning is clear. First, love yourself. The trick is in actually taking the time and the determination to follow through, and yet I’m sure you understand that it is vital to your happiness. Whatever you are feeling about yourself and others is all swirling around inside of you. What do you want swirling around inside of you? Love? Or hate? God-confidence? Or insecurities? Faith? Or fear? The answers seem obvious, but it is in convincing yourself of those qualities that can be the challenge.

To love unconditionally means to love anyway. That means you don’t set conditions on whether or not you love yourself and others. You embody the same kind of unconditional love you first receive from the Divine.

Again, that is not the same as condoning. Condoning behavior that is ‘not loving’ contributes to the problem. Condoning is a form of enabling. Loving yourself and others means saying ‘no!’ when behavior is damaging, unloving, or hateful. The challenge is to do so without judgment, as you are loved.

That is when you follow Jesus’ teachings and start with yourself, always asking for Divine help to accomplish what is impossible on your own. All is possible with God.

Action Item:

Your thoughts, words and actions reflect how you feel about yourself. If you don’t love yourself unconditionally and without judgment, I suggest you make out two lists:

  1. What do you love about yourself, and why. How does that make you feel?
  2. What it is about yourself that you don’t love, and why? Then write suggestions of how you might change those negatives into positives. Any time you think of another reason, add it to the list, with an action to take to shift it from the negative to the positive.

In working on your blockages, always ask for Divine help, knowing, without doubt, you will receive that help. This exercise will change you and your life and how others and the world respond to you. Do not allow fear or guilt to talk you out of completing this mission. Have faith and trust.

Quote:

“Love yourself, unconditionally. Be compassion. Then you can love your neighbor—as you love yourself.” ~ Jesus


Excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 135-139. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


 

Does the Book of Revelation Mesh with Jesus’ Teachings?

Warning: My beliefs as guided by Jesus my Spiritual Mentor might be considered by some as heretical. This is where courage and faith comes in, when what the Divine communicates is the opposite of what many others believe as truth.

What is my reaction to the Book of Revelation claim that Jesus will come again on a horse, in battle, with vengeance, destroying and slaughtering?

I believe Jesus has already come again within each of our hearts. That heart-dwelling presence is so much more powerful than Jesus returning as a separate being ready to do battle. He has so much more influence when he works through each one of us. It’s Jesus multiplied! Of course, because of free will, we must give permission for Jesus to serve through us. But once we do, WOW!

According to Jesus through Divine messages to me, the Book of Revelation that claims Jesus will come again and in such horrific wrath is the opposite of what he taught us. The Revelation writing style is copied from the apocalyptic books that were written before Jesus was born.

At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Jewish people hoped the Messiah would come as an avenging angel bringing rebellion and death to their Roman enemies. Instead Jesus came as love, teaching that God is love not hate, forgiveness not revenge. Even his disciples struggled with this opposite shift to what they had been taught. The Book of Revelation returns to the old Jewish thinking, which is a misleading interpretation of Jesus’ true revelation.

I understand and sympathize with why this book was written – to give the persecuted Christians hope during the most brutal time in Christian history when they were being thrown to the lions and tortured in horrendous ways. The writings encouraged people to stay strong, that something better was coming for them – a true message for everyone for all time. The message that no matter what, “JESUS WINS!” Which means, we win.

 

What did Jesus really teach?

Simplified, Jesus taught us not only that we are love, but that our only and true power is within, with God, Jesus… not from outside of us. To share a Jesus quote he gave to me with the intent for me to share…

“You are One with the Source, and the Source is your unlimited supplier, not a human, which means you are to turn to the Source for all things.” Jesus. “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne

That doesn’t mean good doesn’t come through others, it does, but we are to remember that their source is also God.

What does that good news mean for us?

  • It means we are empowered. Our God-connection, which is our 24/7 continual interaction with the Greatest Power in the Universe, is wiser and stronger than anyone or anything outside of us.
  • It means freedom. Do you realize how incredible that is? It means no one outside of us takes away our freedom to choose unless we allow it. It means that our wisdom and guidance as to what is best for us and our life is always within us. We don’t have to climb a mountain in a distant land to seek wisdom. We carry it around within us all the time. But first we must recognize it, accept it, and work with our Spiritual Partners such as Jesus, Guardian Angels., etc. Each of us is blessed with a spiritual team that is eager and willing to work with us for our most magnificent life.

What is the truth of that good news?

We don’t have to wait for Jesus to come again. He is already here. Right now. In your heart. Do you feel him? Hear him? He’s there whether or not you realize it. He’s eager to serve as your teammate. If you haven’t already done so…

Ask Jesus to be your co-partner. Then trust.


“You are One with the Source, and the Source is your unlimited supplier, not a human, which means you are to turn to the Source for all things.” Jesus. “Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. .2015. Cathey, Carolyne


 

 

 

 

Sequester is Opportunity! Turning fear into faith.

Challenges are really opportunities!

Sometimes we focus on what we can no longer do, even on a short-term basis. We become sad, angry, frustrated, claustrophobic, fearful, perhaps wondering how we will pay the bills, about our job, feeding ourselves and family. It’s easy to get caught in the fear-trap. Once caught, fear takes over, controlling our thoughts and our actions, making our lives a type of fear-hell.

But sometimes a forced slowing down of our lives is also a benefit. We can breathe more easily without the constant pressure to perform. We can reconnect with those who matter most to us. If at home, this time is precious with loved ones. If at a distance, by phone, messenger, portal, facetime, so many wonderful techno methods for our convenience.

The truth is, our worrying about the sequester won’t make it end any faster. You might as well relax and use the opportunity to start a new hobby, learn something you might not have taken time to do before. You know what matters to you, what you’d love to do if you only had time. Now you do. You can even plan what you’ll do to celebrate when this is over, like a luncheon party at your home, or a special dinner for special friends.

Do you have a long-buried dream you’ve ignored for years? This is the ideal opportunity to unearth that dream and explore it’s possibilities. Our dreams are God-seeds planted within us, seeds to nurture and grow. Too often, life gets too busy and in the way, so we bury those precious dreams. Take advantage of this forced isolation and dust that dream off; take a good look at its possibilities to see how you might turn that dream into a goal, into reality.

The best opportunity of all?? To enjoy ‘just being’. Realize you are a miracle, right here, right now. Each moment is a gift. Treasure this time. Too soon the crazy pace begins again. Enjoy being the miracle you are by relaxing into this truth – You are a God-Creation. God is your Unlimited Supplier. All, with God, is perfect. In Jesus’ terminology, perfect doesn’t mean without flaw. It means to be adequate for the task

The Divine is the strongest power in the Universe. That power is within you. Take this opportunity to turn your FEAR into FAITH.

God blesses you now and always!

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!