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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 

 


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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Celebrating the Joy of the Beatitudes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy.

PDF 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES

The Miracle of Being

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

 A quote from the talk:

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

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

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