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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!

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 

 


Truth Worth Dying For

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.


THIS DIVINE MESSAGE shows a better way, a freeing way, an empowering way, the True Way.

I grew up attending a beautiful church. I enjoyed being in the historic Art Deco building with the light streaming like rainbows through the tall stained glass windows. I learned much there and received a wonderful foundation. I also loved reading the Bible daily and read the Bible several times as a youth and an adult, studying authors who pulled the meanings of the words from manuscripts in the original languages.

However, in my studies, I questioned some of the accepted beliefs. One was that meditation was sinful—occult. In reality, meditation is one of the most freeing and rewarding undertakings I’ve ever done. Other beliefs I questioned were that we are born in sin and that Jesus died to save us from our sins. I do believe Jesus died for us, but he did so because he dared to teach the truth—a truth so heretical, it led to the cross.

Vision: One time during a meditation this vision slipped into my mind elucidating the differences between the religion practiced in Jesus’ time, and the truth he dared preach. Your religion doesn’t affect the truth; Christian or not, the truth is the same.

To envision what I experienced:

Imagine you are within a maze made out of tall shrubs higher than your head. In this maze, you can only see the dark, straight-sided shrubs, the pathway, and the rectangle of the heavenly sky that is high above, seemingly beyond your reach. The tall, plant-formed walls represent the man-defined rules and regulations you have to follow to be considered ‘good’. If you make a mistake or break these rules, you must suffer the punishment from a vengeful and jealous God—an eye-for-an- eye retribution and judgment. There are so many claustrophobic walls in this maze that confine and direct, that one wrong turn, and you could get lost—maybe forever.

Then one day, a stranger calling himself Jesus opens a door within the shrub at the end of the pathway and a golden light shines through the opening to guide you to a better way. Enticed, you step from the dark maze into the light. The man-defined walls fall away.

You are now in a meadow, surrounded by wildflowers and fresh air and sunshine and a sky that surrounds you and is part of the air you breathe. There is freedom in this meadow filled with joy, love and laughter.

Jesus said:

“Much of what you’ve been taught to believe is an illusion. Here is the truth:

* God is love, peace, joy and forgiveness, not fear, jealousy, vindictiveness and revenge.

* The Kingdom of God is within you.

* You and God are one.

* If you believe, you can work miracles.

* Your beliefs shape your life.

* The powerful connection I have with God is the same powerful connection for you.”

The leaders of the day during Jesus time were furious, and frightened. The opposing views Jesus taught were a danger to them as a cohesive society. If rebellions occurred because of Jesus’ heretical teachings, the Roman’s could use the uprisings as an excuse to slaughter the Jewish people. Even more, Jesus‘ views threatened the power of the Jewish spiritual leaders and their very existence. To protect the Jewish people as a race, and for their own power, the leaders commanded Jesus to recant, or die.

And yet, despite the anger, the accusations, the betrayal and the threat to his own life, he never wavered from telling the real truth. How many of us might default and express denial to save our own life? How many of us if confronted by a robber who vowed to spare us if we denied our beliefs, whatever they might be, would say anything to save ourselves, knowing we could disavow it later because we, in our hearts, didn’t believe it? We would merely be doing what we had to do to survive.

* The strength of Jesus’ message, of his sacrifice, is that he didn’t merely preach his truth, or live it when convenient. He lived his truth, unto death.

So in essence, he did die for us, by giving his life so that we, too, would know that truth. He spread his messages to all who would hear and he lived according to his ‘knowing’ of the truth.

By living his truth, he changed the world. How different would the world be if he hadn’t done so? How different would the world be if you lived your truth?

Meaning: The challenge is in knowing what that truth is and daring to live it. As Jesus said, the eternal truth is the eternal truth and is beyond any man-defined interpretations which are often twisted according to particular agendas. The only way to know the real truth is from the Inner Divine Source. Even the knowing of truth is challenging. How do you know that what you are hearing, sensing from within your Inner God connection is accurate?

You are to ask Jesus, listen, then ask again, until you are certain, without doubt, that you are receiving the God-truth. Don’t depend on anyone else to decide that truth for you. Yes, you receive the truth from talks and books and from other’s hearts. But are they the real truth? What rings true for you? The responsibility for that ‘knowing’ is up to you, along with your Divine Guide. What if you follow someone else’s claim of what is the truth, only to realize later they were wrong?

Work with your spiritual mentor in co-creating your life and learning the eternal truth. Beware teachings claiming that only they know the real God, and that if you believe otherwise you are damned. Those claims are not the truth. How can you know? Because—

God is love. It’s that easy.

You are responsible, with Divine guidance, for learning your own truth, then living it. In doing so, you’ll change your own world, which changes the world around you.


“The powerful connection I have with God is the same powerful connection for you.” ~ Jesus


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 25-29. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


 

Don’t Throw Away the Gift Because You Don’t Like the Wrapping

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.


THIS DIVINE MESSAGE is where Jesus shares how his teachings were misinterpreted and that the true meaning of what he came to impart has been twisted into the opposite of the lessons he brought to the world.

The phrase “Don’t throw away the gift because you don’t like the wrapping” is true of actual packages and especially of people. There is a great timeless gift in this message.

The true treasure of the eternal truth messages Jesus came to earth to share has been wrapped so many times in so many different unattractive, misunderstood wrappings, that people often discard the entire package, rejecting the gold inside along with the outer dross. There are people who are loving and open-minded for all kinds of different messages but will walk out of the room if the name Easter, or Christmas, or Christ, or Christian, or Christ Consciousness, or Jesus is mentioned. Even the name, God. And yet, bear with me here, there truly is a Universal message for all despite your beliefs.

Jesus said:

“Easter (and Christmas, or any Christian holiday) isn’t about the messenger (Jesus), 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.”

The vision that I received in connection with this message:

One Source: The Kingdom of God is within you

An image flashed into my mind of a softly glowing silhouette like a gingerbread figure in a cookie-cutter shape, with deeper-toned outside edges and a rich, softly glowing golden-beige within the lines.

The shape appeared in front of a background of the identical glowing inner color, the smaller obviously created from the larger Source. Multiple umbilical-type cords (the same color as the Source and with a darkened outline to define the shapes and lines) connected the being from within the Source that reached beyond my vision without end.

Jesus said,

“Through these ever-connecting cords flow your spiritual blood, forever feeding you nutrients such as wisdom, power, guidance and compassion.”

“And love,” I added, surprised at the omission.

He said:

“Love is part of all of them. What is wisdom without love? How can there be compassion without love? Power without love would be ill-used and thus no true power at all. And guidance to what and where? If there is no love, then you are mis-guided.

“And if you notice, you and all of creation are the same as the Source, made from the Source, fed from the Source of the Source.

“Remember when I said, ‘The Kingdom of God is within you’? The image is a visual of how and why that statement is true. There is never any separation, only the smaller individualized, defining borders to show the various creations of and from the Infinite—a creation of and from the Divine.

“Also take note that the image is without a label, without any distinguishing features. It is ‘creation’. It exists no matter what name humans call it. It needs no name, because it merely is.”

“Labels are an earthly means of identifying the different creations when you communicate with each other. Go beyond labels to the truth, to your Source, from where you are filled and fulfilled, no matter your situation—the being through which everlasting love flows continually whether your eternal Spirit is in or out of the physical body, and no matter the drama playing out around you.”

“Your uniqueness comes from being who you are in all situations whether pleasant or unpleasant. Don’t alter who you are like a color-changing chameleon to match what is around you merely for the purpose of becoming more popular, better liked, the fad of the moment, the superficial. Each being is incredible. Always live your truth. With integrity. With courage. With compassion. With forgiveness. Without exception.”

Meaning: This message is meant to encourage you to open up to the real truth of Jesus’ original messages he gave his life for us to know—to look at them from a different angle. What are some of these messages?

* He doesn’t want to be worshiped but to be considered a partner who, when you allow, works with and through you. (This is not to fear, but to welcome.)

* There is no hierarchy—all are equal in the eyes of the Creator. You are as important as anyone else, no matter whether president or janitor; all are loved equally by God.

* The Kingdom of God is within you, along with all of your Divine answers and assistance.

* You are one with the Source and all of the power and amazing support that comes in tandem with being one with the Power of the Universe.

* There is no vengeful God punishing you for any error, only a God of Love that loves you unconditionally.


 “Always live your Truth. With integrity. With courage. With compassion. With forgiveness. Without exception.” ~ Jesus


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 31-36. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


 

Expand Into the Boundless Infinite

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.


Quotes from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 13. 2015. Cathey, Carolyne.

“Open to new spiritual discoveries that allow you to expand into the boundless infinite that is not man-defined, but God-refined—freed from the impurities of false traditions and misconceptions.” ~ Jesus

“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

“Your uniqueness comes from being who you are in all situations whether pleasant or unpleasant, not to alter who you are like a color-changing chameleon to match what is around you merely for the purpose to become more popular, better liked, the fad of the moment, the superficial.” ~ Jesus


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 13. 2015, Cathey, Carolyne. 

 


 

The Shocking Revelation

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.


ONE OF THE most shocking revelations from Jesus is a truth that might alarm you, a truth I fought to disbelieve and was stubborn about accepting. However, stay with me on this before you pass judgment on what seems like a heretical statement. This truth is for you, too. For everyone.

What is this outrageous truth?

Through meditations, visions and conversations, Jesus repeatedly made clear to me—

He doesn’t want to be worshiped!

At first, I didn’t believe that message. How could I not worship him? The thought made me ill. Even worse, what if I misunderstood what he was trying to tell me?

Jesus said:

“I seek partners. I can best accomplish Divine work through you, with you as my hands, my voice and my presence, which is more difficult to accomplish when you are on your knees, head down, acting falsely as if you are separate, incapable and unworthy. Believing yourself weak and unworthy means you hold back, are hesitant, and are, in actuality, a hindrance. You believe a lie. That is not the truth of who you are.

“When you, God’s creation, consider yourself unworthy, unimportant, ‘only me’, you insult your Creator. What I seek with you is the embodiment of the truth of our Oneness, for you to allow eternal truth messages to flow through you to a spiritually-hungry world. To succeed with the most impact, you need to reorient to who you really are—a child of God, created by God from God. You couldn’t be more priceless, because you are created from the greatest there is.”

How do I know this is the truth? Because of the visions:

Whenever I tried to kneel in worship to him, he caught me before my knees touched the ground and pulled me to a standing position, insisting we are partners, a team.

 He said:

“I am your spiritual guide. Spiritual beings in human form are crucial to the partnership so that I can help the world, through you, especially when you stand strong in God-confidence.”

The one time I did succeed in kneeling before him, he immediately knelt with me, joining with me as one, saying:

“We truly are a team. I will meet you on whatever level you are.

“I ask you to allow me to work through you. I ask you to serve as a doorway through which spiritual truths flow. The one who benefits most is you.“

This message does seem in opposition to what we’ve been taught by others, and yet the truth shines through.

He said:

“God works best work with you, not as a worshiper who has falsely separated yourself from your Source (which is impossible), but as a partner.

“There is nothing to fear. I’m not going to ask you to do anything you don’t love and enjoy. You always have free choice. What will come through you is love. Love, for yourself and others. Embodying that love in all you say and do.”

The key: Jesus said…

“The key is in ‘allowing’ me to work through you. You are a vital part in the Divine plan, but I will never force you. You must be willing and available, and to give your permission. I wait for you to invite me in to your heart and say ‘Use me’. Then know that what comes through you is joy and harmony and all aspects of abundant love.”

Meaning: The meaning is clear, but the traditional teachings are more difficult to overcome. At first it feels heretical not to worship Jesus. I had to work past the traditional learning to what Jesus assures me is the truth. I finally understand that what he tells me makes perfect sense and I can see why Jesus is insistent he wants partners, not worshipers.

Worshipers are more work, to be honest. You have to drag protesting people to get them past the many misperceived barriers (lies) to accomplish anything. Barriers such as fear, hesitation, feelings of unworthiness and other negative thoughts. That is hard work. And time consuming.

Because people have free will, they make all kinds of excuses why not to do something and why they aren’t good enough. “Surely, God, you don’t mean me? I’m nobody. I can’t do it. I don’t have the skill. My mind is playing tricks on me to make me think you actually want me. Why me?” The excuses make me feel tired just to write them and, even more, makes me want to say, “Fine! Then I’ll go to someone who is willing to let me work through them. There is a job to do.”

To the contrary, a partner is ready to go. They have an equal stake in the outcome. They realize they are an important cog in the gears of the Universe because of their usefulness to the Divine, or why bother to exist? The conversation switches from “Why me?” to “Use me!”

This message is well worth your taking the time and effort to re-shift your thinking from the traditional to the truth. You are important. And really, doesn’t it make sense? That we serve as a Divine communication tool to help us and all of humanity? Agreeing is so simple. Merely ask. Invite.


“To succeed with the most impact, you need to reorient to who you really are—a child of God, created by God from God. How precious is that? You couldn’t be more priceless. You are created from the greatest there is.” ~ Jesus


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 19-23. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


 

Traditions and Misconceptions

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.


WELL-MEANING BUT incorrect teachings and traditions are difficult to overcome. After I started receiving Divine messages, I became confused and full of doubt because Jesus was taking me in completely different directions from what I had been taught as eternal truth. There is a lot of guilt attached to letting go of what we’ve been taught is God’s truth. I struggled with what to believe and not believe about what I had been taught growing up (not from my parents, but from church and society).

In a vision I received during a meditation:

Jesus and I merged as one, soaring high above the world and into the darkness of space. We swooped lower, flying over the night-blanketed ocean toward lights glowing on the distant shoreline. As we approached, we entered an ancient village, like in the Middle East in biblical times, with wheat-colored stucco buildings lined along narrow, dusty streets and people dressed in long robes and head coverings.

A white light spread out from the God within me casting a shimmering luminosity on the buildings and people.

Suddenly I was on the ground and bound in brown leather tethers. I couldn’t move! I couldn’t breathe! No matter how hard I struggled the leather held me imprisoned within the claustrophobic bindings. Panicked I mentally cried out for release.

As soon as I called out, Jesus lifted me and the tethers broke, freeing me. Breathing oxygen deep into my lungs, I spread my arms wide in joy, freedom and gratitude.

Jesus said:

“Like with the leather tethers, you are sometimes bound by old traditions and misconceptions that aren’t necessarily the truth. These man-defined restrictions hamper you from knowing the truth, even burdening you with guilt for questioning, binding you to false teachings.

“When you trust in your Creator, the Source shines the radiant, glowing light of truth within you, guiding you to what is real, liberating you from spiritually-impeding beliefs.

“By recognizing the truth, you are loosed from the misconceptions holding you in bondage and preventing your spiritual growth. You are freed to experience a truth that might be different from what you’ve been taught by well-meaning others who have done their best to explain the unexplainable.

“After those bonds of misconception are broken, you can truly grow and experience the fullness God intends for you.

“Open to new spiritual discoveries that allow you to expand into the boundless infinite that is not man-defined, but God-refined—freed from the impurities of false traditions and misconceptions.


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 15-17. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

Dare to Live Your Truth!

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.

“God bless.”

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 


 

Divine Messages, Part 7: Divine Communication Summary & Exercises – Final.

SUMMARY & EXERCISES:

Summary:

Divine Communication is for you! For everybody! We’ve allowed others to convince us through fear-tactics that it doesn’t exist, or that we are crazy. That is a lie. It is a freely given gift from God in the form of continual connection with the Unlimited Wisdom to help with everything in our everyday lives. Everything. To be honest, this is, in reality, ‘surrender’, which is nothing to fear, only to embrace. Divine communication is part of our spiritual DNA. Our birthright.

Advice: When you do the following exercises, you might receive the answers so quickly you’ll doubt you heard them. You might think they are merely the figment of your imagination, or your mind playing tricks on you. Don’t question them. Don’t allow your logical mind to reword them or rationalize them away. Write them down in a journal, whether on paper or on your computer exactly as you received them, even if they don’t make sense. You’ll be amazed that as you write them down, you start receiving more understanding. If not, then pray for clarity, but in these exercises, don’t question them.

Methods: Remember, there are infinite ways you receive messages from the infinite, but there are four basics and I’ve added a fifth. Hearing, seeing, sensing, knowing, plus, Divine Intervention. You might receive messages through one method or all four, it doesn’t matter as long as you receive them. You may choose to develop all four. When opening to messages you might receive the entire message at once, like a wisdom-explosion. One of the challenges is to then pull the threads of the message into a linear format and still keep the meaning of the message. Pray for clarity. Once you get working on this you’ll better understand what I’m trying to explain. Don’t worry about any of this, but…

Pray/Meditate: Before you start each exercise, pray for clarity, for understanding, for the release of any fears holding you back from this magnificent experience. Ask for calm, to release fears and doubts, and for you to get your own  self out of the way, allowing a clear conduit for Divine Wisdom to flow into you.

No judgment! Often we are even afraid of trying these exercises because we fear we’ll fail. Don’t worry about failing.  Trust, and have faith. You weren’t born walking, you learned how. Think of Divine Communication in reverse; we are all born with that 24/7 connection, but along the growth path we became confused and misdirected and forgot how. Now is the time to reclaim your birthright.

By the way, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me they’ve had intuitive experiences but were afraid to share them with anyone. I know the same is true for you. Be smart. Learn how to open up to Divine Communication and use it! You’ll be so grateful you did!  Remember, you can always share with me.

Exercises:

In doing these exercises the exact results don’t matter at this point because no matter what, you are loved by God, always and forever. Be determined and choose to develop an open dialogue with the Divine and your spirit guides (your Spiritual team) – and feel it. Passion is important. Not wishy-washy but determination that you will no longer deny yourself this miraculous gift to you from God.

Even if you don’t think you’ve received anything, continue to trust. Have faith. This is similar to using a muscle weakened from lack of use. With persistence and practice, that muscle gains strength.

In these exercises you’ll ask questions which will vary according to the focus of the exercise and your desires. Then listen carefully. As I mentioned before, the answers are usually so fast you might doubt you heard or received it. Once you have an answer or even more than one answer, write them down on your notepad or paper. Read them to yourself. As you look at them, ask for clarity and truth, and trust. You might continue to receive additional advice and suggestions. Write those down as well.

Note the thoughts and feelings that went through you. Negative? Positive? What were they? Was the answer fast, or slow? Did it have meaning for you or relate to you in any way? While fresh in your mind, write down which method through which the answer came to you.

REMEMBER: As you receive your answers, try to determine if some came through as an “I” or a “You”. Were they discouraging or encouraging? Do they seem from your heart, or your head?

As I mentioned earlier, I’d love for you to share your experiences in the comment section on this page! I’ve found that in sharing with each other, we all learn more and gain confidence.

Write a positive, believing prayer for yourself for opening and receiving Divine Communication. Read it to yourself at least daily, if not more often. Say it with passion and belief that you have already received it. Read it before you do any of the exercises.

Example:

Thank you, God, for helping me to know that Divine communication is real and is your gift to me to develop and use for everything in my life, knowing that there is no too small or insignificant. Everything is important. I release all fears to you and know, without doubt, that I continually receive Divine wisdom and guidance and blessings and love and support that help lead me to what is most joyous for me and my life. In gratitude, I release this truth into the Pure Intelligence that is God, knowing I am one with and within God and my Spiritual team. I am never alone. I am Divinely empowered.

Exercise 1: Releasing Fear

Close your eyes. Go within. Feel yourself as part of the vast loving Universal Force, totally and completely loved and protected. You are safe. When you feel ready, ask the Divine to help you release any fear and tension by bringing to your mind what fears are holding you back. With a sparkling wand like a fireworks sparkler, mentally write the fear in the black ether of space, see it glitter, then dissolve. Wow. That fear no longer exists for you. You feel freer, more expansive. Ask what other fear is holding you back, then write the word with your sparkler in the black velvet sky, a last bright glitter before it fades into non-existence. If there are any more fears revealed to you, then write them with your miraculous sparkler and watch them disappear.

Expressing gratitude for your Guide, take a deep breath, wiggle your fingers, and slowly open your eyes.

Journal your fears that are now dissolved like sparks fading away into nothing.

Exercise 2: Spirit Guides

While you are there in the loving embrace of the Universal Force, relax, take a deep breath, feel all tensions flow out of you into the earth, and ask for the name of the angel at your right shoulder. If you don’t get it, or aren’t sure, ask again.

Ask for the name of the angel at your left shoulder. Again, if needed, ask for clarity.

Ask for the name of your Spiritual mentor. If no particular name comes through, you can ask for a specific Spiritual mentor with whom you’d love to co-partner, such as Jesus. I love working with him! He is joyful and eager to work with you as is the rest of your spiritual team to help you fulfill your mission and purpose in life, and in doing so, bring you the best life beyond imagination.

Write down any names that come to you, even if they seem more incredible that you ever dared consider. Share with me if you would like.

Exercise 3: Ask personal questions

Think of a question you want to ask.

Meditate: Quiet:

Listen for any answers (usually fast), then trust.

Write down what you receive without rewording it from a logical perspective. For me, the answers are often the opposite of what my logical mind thinks, but then later, make perfect sense. Keep working with them. You’ll probably receive additional information. Wait for more. Ask if there is more. Ask again. And again. Go deeper. More detail. Don’t be afraid to argue, or say that the message doesn’t make sense to you. Questioning merely means you don’t yet understand the message’s meaning. As you keep asking, you’ll finally reach an “Aha! That’s what you are trying to tell me!” 

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 4: Automatic Writing

Relax, settle into silence. Eyes closed, if you dare. Take several deep breaths. Let yourself fall inward, into the light. Listen.

Start writing what comes into your mind/your heart. Don’t worry about spelling or punctuation. Don’t worry if they aren’t complete sentences – they might be disjointed words. They might come through with different handwriting styles. I had one that came through in five different writing styles. Remember, you have a spiritual team with you now that are all connected with and within the One God.

When you feel as if you’ve finished writing down what is coming through to you, read the words to yourself. Fill in where needed, make corrections where applicable, then read it again. Does it relate to you at all, with something you are going through, or a question you have?

Did you feel you received some kind of answer? Did you think you received something but were doubting yourself and were afraid to write it down? Write it down anyway even if it doesn’t make sense. You are welcome to share, but that is optional. Often we all learn most when we share.

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 5: Partner-up

Pair up with a partner or friend who is open to this kind of Intuitive exploration. You may hold hands or merely sit across from each other.

Each of you think of a question.

Take turns: Decide who goes first. Ask the responding partner your question. Usually with eyes closed, the responding partner goes inside for answers. The amount of time it takes doesn’t matter; don’t rush it. When the partner feels they receive an answer of any kind, then ask if there is more. Ask again. Go deeper. More detail. Once you feel you have received what you are meant to receive, then share with the asking partner. The answer might be an ongoing sharing, becoming clearer as the responding partner describes in greater detail what they saw, heard, felt, sensed… 

Reverse who asks and who responds, and repeat the steps.

How did the answers feel for you? Did they connect in any way? Did they open you up to potentials or directions you might not have considered? Or perhaps, verified what you already sensed?

Also note how the messages came to you. Were they visual images in your mind? Like a voice? A flash in your mind? You just knew it? Were they one method or more than one?

Exercise 6: Through the Looking Glass – finding out more about yourself

paraphrased from Mother Wit: A Feminist Guide To Psychic Development by Diane Mariechild 

Relax. Deepen and protect yourself by asking for the Divine light of protection to surround you. Turn inward from the outer world. Close your eyes. Take several deep breaths, then breathe normally, feeling yourself falling into the light.

Picture yourself standing in front of a three-panel floor standing mirror.

See yourself walking into the middle panel. What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three again.

See yourself walking into the right mirror. panel What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three panels again.

See yourself walking  into the left mirror. What do you see? Spend time there. Remember what you experience. Back out of the mirror and stand in front of all three panels again.

Write down what you saw and experienced in each panel. Were they different? Did they have meaning for you? In what way do they connect? Did they give you three facets of yourself? Perhaps, a balanced perspective? Wisdom beyond what you knew about yourself?

I would love to hear what you saw and experienced. You are welcome to share them in the comment section.

Final thoughts: I hope you enjoyed this series! I know, without doubt that you can strenghten your Divine Communication skills. You can do this. Persist! And miracles will happen in your life.

Remember:

You are One with the Power of the Universe that is accessible to you, without fail, at all times, whether in the physical or out. You have nothing to fear, only to love and embrace with joy and enthusiasm. Divine communication is your key to the greatest life you can imagine, and even greater. Use it!

For a refresher, be sure to reread the previous posts on Divine Communication. See below.


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


REFRESH WITH 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.

Part 6: What blocks us from receiving Divine Messages?