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.
“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