Joy to the World, Peace On Earth and Good Will to Men. This is the Christ Mass to live by every day.
NOTE:This may seem to be a Christmas Message, but it is really one that we need to review every day of the year. One of my spiritual teachers once said words to the effect that, "You shall not experience 'Peace on earth' when you finally all agree, for you never will.Instead, you will experience it when you finally agree to disagree and learn to love the differences and the disagreements."Yes we can agree to disagree and still be friends! It would be a miracle if the religions of the world could simply take the love expressed by their teachers and live it.One of the greatest understandings is that, Life is intended to be love lived. I take all this a step further in saying that we shall not experience "Peace on Earth", nor "Good Will to All Peoples" until we have peace with self, peace within our hearts and create ways to share the love tyhat we are in our own hearts ... and let it out to play in the world. There are many in this world, praying for peace this day, right now.However, in truth, we need not pray to any Idol, Master or God to "Please bring peace" until we have made peace in our hearts. As we find peace and love within ourselves, we will also begin to find these characteristics in our neighbors and the entire world around us within our own hearts.Life is often a mirror, reflection who we are, so we may learn more about ourselves, evaluate what we're doing or not doing, and make our lives better and more abundant. We are the "Gods" that we have been looking for, that shall bring us peace, love, joy and greater abundance than we ever dreamed of!This would be not only a Christmas, Hanukkah or Ramadan wish and gift, it would be our personal gift every day of the year! As we exercise our "right to be right", complete with all the judgments that go along with that, we foster angers, fears and greed in others, which only add to the dis-ease and sickness of the world.Not only will this not get us the "Peace on Earth" that all hearts seek, but it is also contrary to acting in "Good Will to All Peoples", as the Christmas Pagent talks about.Is this just a dream, or can it become a reality; a heaven on earth?Until we have peace within and love in our own hearts, it shall remain a dream, but I hope that you may now see, IT IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM! Victims say, "That is a nice idea, but it is not of this world, too hard for people." Victors say, "This dream may be tough to achieve, but we can take the steps to make it a reality"! We are the "Gods" that shall bring us our own peace; the Gods we have been praying to and waiting for! THE WAY TO WORLD PEACE IS TO: ·LOVE YOUR SELF SO THAT YOU NO LONGER FEEL THREATENED. God loves you, why don't you love yourself? ·LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.What goes around comes around, so why not live in a new vibration of love and trust? ·LOVE YOUR ALL THAT YOU HAVE CALLED "ENEMY".Making enemies is a choice and you always have the option to choose differently. ·AND THUS SHALL YOU LOVE THE ENTIRE WORLD and the God that makes Creation possible!
Taking an idea from the TV series, "Mission Impossible", let me say:
YOUR MISSION, should you decide to accept it, is to LOVE ALL THINGS!For, all things are God, anyway.But, when will you, I, we believe this ... and live it?Today, right now, is not too early to change your mind and put on your golden "God Helmet", like the Greek Gods wore.
This is the message of joy that is for all peoples (regardless of religion, or none). For, as we love our self, our neighbor, our enemy and the entire world, we bring joy to the world!
Wishing You a Happy New Year! Click on image to learn more!
12 New Years Resolutions … Twelve Ways to Lighten Up
First, you would never entertain a negative thought in your mind again.
Second, if a negative thought did occur, you would put it out of your mind immediately by replacing it with something better. You would simply ‘change your mind’ about what ever you were thinking.
Third, you would not only understand Who You Really Are, but to honor and demonstrate that.That is, you would move from what you Know to what you Experience as the measure of your own evolution.
Fourth, you would love yourself fully, just as you are!
Fifth, you would love others fully, just as they are!
Sixth, you would love life fully, just as it is!
Seventh, do these and you will find that you are forgiving everyone everything.
Eighth, you would never deliberately hurt another thing again—emotionally or physically. Least of all you will ever do this in the name of God.
Ninth, you would never mourn the death of another again, not even for a moment. You might mourn your loss, but not their death.
Tenth, you would never fear or mourn your own death, not even for a moment.
Eleventh, you would be aware that everything is vibration. Everything. And so you would pay much more attention to the vibration of everything that you eat, of everything that you wear, of everything that you watch, read, or listen to, and most important, of everything that you think, say, and do.
Twelfth, you would do whatever it takes to adjust the vibration of your own energy and the life energy that you are creating around you if you find that it is not in resonance with the highest knowing you have about Who You Are, and the greatest experience of this that you can possibly imagine.
For further reading or information, see“HOME WITH GOD” by Donald Neale Walsch - Pp 214- 215, in the chapter titled In A Life That Never Ends
the Infinite Universe provides it ALL!
Thanksgiving is all about celebrating our connections with each other; friends, family, loved ones, here on “the other side” and even those that exist beyond our wildest dreams or imaginations.It is a time to remember and renew our communication with all life - both in and out of time and space.And, in our communications, it is time to thank each other and all of God-Goddesses Creatures and Creations for being the perfection they each are ... right along with us! Thanksgiving is about celebrating our family traditions through our cultural and religious diversities, as we allow our love and inner convictions to come to life more in accordance with the spiritual potentials that we all possess. It is also about celebrating life upon the Earth and particularly the lives of loved ones who surround us.
So, this Holiday Season is also about celebrating the abiding light within each one of us and bringing that Light to Life (just as the Christ child came to life) and (made manifest) into our every day experiences through sharing our love, kindness andrespect for, and with others. In this season, then, may we celebrate our opportunities for living the love, peace, joy and understanding that we all seek, and ARE deep in our heart of hearts, so the Love of God-Goddess shows forth and is felt by the many; not just the few. For love is indeed upon the earth, as we bring these realities to earth through our own personal actions. Do this, and we shall all make a Glorious New Year and a New World! The Message of Old is: Being Love and Good Will to All Peoples createsPeace on Earth! Our modern prophets have said, "In every birth, again and again, the Living Spirit becomes manifest in the earth, even as a human body." We Send Blessings to One and All!
Halloween Greetings from Prescott, Arizona ... Everyones Home Town?
If it were not for the love of God, giving us Everlasting Life, there would be no Halloween! It is because of the belief in the continued existence of the soul, or some portion of human reality, beyond death's doorway, that we even conceived of devilish gools, goblins, ghosts and the other scary creatures of Halloween. So, if there was no life after death, these beings could not and would not even exist. This the pagan and Christian traditions speak to the same inner knowing.
Have you ever wondered how we inherited our celebrations of Halloween?
This came from ancient Pagan traditions which the Christians adapted and adopted
Halloween or "Holy Evening" (as translated from the Gallic, I believe) is an ancientcelebration honoring the tribal and family ancestors; the loved ones that helped that society get to what it has become.This was a very loving and sacred ritual in most societies, at harvest time - sometimes thanking the dead relatives and other spirits for their help, not at all connected with the bad, ugly, ghoulish or evil side of life, though it could be a bit ghostly.
So, when Christianity came into the areas that practiced this ancient ritual in which those (Pagan) people believed that since the veil between the world of the physical and spirit worlds was thinnest at this time of year so they could see or even communicate with their dead loved ones, the Christians had to either eliminate it or deal with it.Since these (and other) rituals were so deeply ingrained in the societies that Christianity wanted to reach out to and bring into the "fold", they had to figure out ways to deal with them, especially because they were not in their Bible or traditional teachings. So, as creative individuals, these Missionaries had to invent a way to deal with these "old ways" and try to supplant them with "new ways.
In some countries, the church found that they had to recognize "The Day of the Dead" as well, thus, individual Priests in the Catholic Church began new traditions now known as "All Saints Day" to follow on the day, after "All Hallows Eve", which was simply the evening that the people were celebrating, or celebrating "with:", their Holy relatives and leaders.Now, the church could, likewise, celebrate their dead in the form of "saints". So in this case the church adapted to what already existed in order to bring more people into their door.
In some instances, however, the church officials did supplant the native honored sacred grounds with churches, cathedrals and even government buildings, built in Medieval Europe, on "Pagan" holy sites.
So now you know a little more about why the Christian hierarchy have felt it necessary to demonized Halloween, so that their All Saints Day could stand out in shining glory!So, let us all now celebrate all those who have come and gone on before us!
Though this started out as aDay of Remembrance, it has now become a money making venture.
So it was that this once holy evening and the day after, has become a commercial venture and thus evolved into something intriguing,scary, thrilling and different, so wewould "buy" into it for emotional value, if none other.Though this particular evolution of Halloween originated on the North American continent, it is now spreading throughout Europe, and becoming a secular international celebration.
NOTE"The old, original, meaning of "Holy" simply meant "passed on into death" or now living with or within infinite divinity, deity or God.
P.S. Why were the civilizations preceding Christianity called "Pagan"? It was because they knew how to have a Pageant to Celebrate Life, while many poor Christians were stuck in trying to escape their earthly life. Now, I ask, which is more Godly?)P.S. Just add "t" to "Pagan" and you get "Pageant"!
Happy Labor Day
CELEBRATE LABOR DAY!
To know that you are important, you need to "feel" important. Thus, we all need to "work", with others, so we can "feel" important, to each other ... and to all that is!
Thus there is a "Holy Trinity" of labor. The "Holy Trinity" of business is made up of three parts: Management, Workers and Customers. Without any one of these, ant and all business must cease to function!
Ao, no one element of this Trinity is higher or lower than any other!
HAPPY LABOR DAY
- Rev. John's guidance 8/28/12
Celebrating Freedom and Independance from foreign rule!
Fourth of July
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
Today we celebrate "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! True freedom, in either national or individual terms, is like "true love"; it is a choice, made moment to moment and that is what keeps it going. Forfeit freedom and you forfeit yourself, for like "love", freedom is who you are and what your soul is expressing, just by being alive, moving and creative! Thus, all humans are basically free within certain limits (like the law of gravity). There never was, nor shall be, a time within space-time, when there are no boundaries. This is and always has been how humanity lives, loves and creates.
However, we may and do create unlimited scenarios in our minds as thought exists at the borders of our imagined space-time continuum. And, beyond that, at spiritual, soul or quantum levels, which are further beyond the limitations of space-time, we, as energy beings, can and do express freedom and flight of soul. This is our natural heritage and thus makes all things possible.
In summary: Our Freedoms are simply God-Given, not complicated ... or Man Made. So, celebrate life and, like the fireworks in the sky, be as bursting with energy and as bright as you can be! You are, now and always, a part of All-That-Is.
Jesus that became the Christ loves everyone, just as they are
CELEBRATE EASTER ! Your Resurrection takes You Beyond Death
Why do the many churches celebrate Jesus' Death at Easter?
By Rev. John M. Kohlenberger, HHP
I have always found it difficult to believe that Jesus died for my sins, or yours! How could he, as we were not even born yet?However, the life of love he lived eliminates the possibility of any possibility if "sin". By his life, as an example, he showed us how a human being can do this! For he also reminded us that we all live in the heart of an ever loving, ever forgiving God-Goddess! and that our "Heaven is within" (Luke 17:21)
Time for the Birth of New Beliefs
and 2012 is a time for New Undewrstandings I believe that we should be celebrating the anticipation of finally understanding that "Life is Everlasting ", as Jesus taught and demonstrated. Death is the greatest fear of humanity, thus it would be a step forward to understand and accept this reality,as he did when He faced his need to step beyond the fear of death in his last days before the crucifixion. He knew that God, friends that had passed on and even some that were his last companions (Luke 23:43) on Golgotha would be there in his next reality beyond this one (death/paradise/heaven). Edgar Cayce claimed that the last and final fear that we all must step beyond is "death". As we each truly believe in The Christ Light within and that there is Everlasting Life; what is there to fear, really?
I say, that we should not be celebrating Jesus' death and dying as is found in abundance at Easter, but rather this should be a celebration of the fact that He proved that resurrection into more of our everlasting life exists at all; and not only for Him, but for us as well! This is His Message for Easter.
It is springtime! This is the time of year when the old becomes resurrected in the new and changed form that comes out of it. Rebirth is readily obvious in nature, all around us, so why not look to a better future as you rebirth yourself each and every day? This is the time of yearthat we celebrate Jesus' transition and transformation into his next grander conscious dimensional awareness where he comes alive again, in new ways, with many new vistas to look forward to. As he said, "Heaven is within"! It is within you too, right now. While He knew this, most of humanity doubts it. However, all the mystics have also said this.
A New You is waiting to be born, this instant!
Your Resurrection is at hand
Through the illusion of death are we all born again and again, as we reach higher and higher for ever more, reaching for our grandest perfections and experiences of prosperity, peace, understanding, wisdom and love.
What do you expect, beyond death?
Let us turn our hearts from the darkness of death, toward acknowledging that life exists everywhere in spirit and its multiverses and then celebrate the light of the many grand tomorrows to come, all within the bosom of an ever loving, ever forgiving, God-Goddess that IS ... ALL-THAT-IS. As sure as "God is love", all there is, IS LOVE! That is who we are!
Your Pot of Gold is hidden within and so is the awareness of the little people and elves.
When St. Patrick chased away all the Witches and their snakes that represented the wisdom of nature, he brought about a new era for the church, forgetting that life and love are never complete without the both the male and female, the inner and outer, above and below, dark and light, cooperating (working together) in tandem and harmony.
To paraphrase the wisdom of Seth, as given through Jane Roberts: Those who look upon physical life and existence as somehow inferior to some other state may be doing themselves and physical existence a great injustice.One experience is never superior or inferior to another, as all are God given and each one takes the consciousness one step higher and deeper in its understanding of its own totality and the totality of All-That-IS (or God-Goddess).So physical life, as also the spiritual life, is everywhere filled with the universal energy of Love, which is its source.And so it is that, no existence can be inferior to its own composition and source.
A LITTLE IRISH CHURCH HUMOR
An Irishman goes into the confessional box after years of being away from the Church. He is amazed to find a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall is a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates in the world.
When the priest comes in, the Irishman excitedly begins..."Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be."
The priest replies, "Get out. You're on my side."
Honoring those who stood in our place. - Click to enlarge
A Veteran's Day Thank You!
We thank our country's veterans for standing in our stead in the just wars this country has fought.These people have stood through thick and thin, for the ideas of this nation and its government for over 200 years.In this standing up for this nation, they have stood for the our flag and the republic for which it stands and our ideals of a government that gives us the liberties to become our best, with freedom of religion, helping each other and justice for all; the basics that formed the fabric of this country, as created by its founding families, many of whom were were escaping the tyrannies of European Church-States.
On this continent, our veterans have supported the "inalienable rights ... of the soul", ever since. Yes, they disserve honor - as does each and every human soul, for its validity even in (and because of) its uniqueness. However, let us not forget that the freedoms we enjoy, though sometimes defended by our veterans, are truely inspired by, and come from, the soul of each one of us, as dreamed of by the freedom and flight of soul that has been endowed into each of us by The Creator of the heavens, the earth and all its peoples.
God CONSTANTLY blesses all veterans and all peoples (of all nations) - for doing what they believe in!
May you each experience many blessings and much peace this Veteran's Holiday.
Caveat:While we each are certainly entitled to our beliefs and opinions, we each have had different experiences in life than you and thus may have a slightly different view of "who gave us - or gives us - freedom", but each one of us is entitled, within that freedom and that of each soul, to express their opinion.Within God, there is never a right or wrong, only a difference of opinions. Being all-wise, He would not hate or negate any part of Himself!
Free to Love One Another - Click on this image for a LARGER VIEW
A Memorial Day Thank You for our Veterans 2010
We thank our country's veterans for standing in our stead in the just wars this country has fought.These people have stood through thick and thin, for the ideas of this nation and its government for over 200 years.In this standing up for this nation, they have stood for the our flag and the republic for which it stands and our ideals of a government that liberates us to do our best, with freedom of religion and justice for all; the basics that formed the fabric of this country, as created by its founding families.
Our veterans have supported these "inalienable rights ... of the soul", ever since. Yes, they disserve honor - as does the validity of each and every human soul.The freedoms we enjoy, though sometimes defended by our veterans, come from the soul of each one of us, inspired by the freedom and flight of soul endowed to each of us by The Creator of the heavens, the earth and all its peoples.
Indeed, God CONSTANTLY blesses all veterans and all peoples of all nations for doing what they believe in!
An Independence Day provided by our Forefathers 2010
May you each experience many blessings and much peace, not only on the Memorial Holiday, but also on Independence Day (July 4th) or when ever you feel the independence of "Freedom and Flight of Soul"! This is a built-in, God-given attribute that we all (in every country) have. Freedom is the inalienable right of every human being and thus is where our awareness of and quest for freedom comes from- not from bigger, better, more destructive weapons and armies!
Caveat:While you are certainly entitled to your beliefs and opinions, I have had different experiences in life than you and thus may have a slightly different view of "who gave us freedom", but each one of us is entitled, within the "freedom, liberty and justice for all" of this country and of each soul, to express their opinion.Within God, there is never a right or wrong, only a difference of the way we see things; thus a difference in opinions.
This is not "the end of the world" - unless YOU CREATE IT IN YOUR LIFE & BODY!
May your heart be blessed, this Valentine's Day ... so that the hope of springtime is born within you!
Certainly this existance is a Quest for Love that I and Life are embarked upon, hand in hand. And in this journey to my Heart I will find Illusions; temporary illusions of separation, within self and between life.
It is My Labor of Love, then, to diminish and to dissolve these very same illusions. Therein I WILL discover Fulfillment beyond even my Wildest dreams, and imaginations.
May you find and create the spark of peace so the light of love is born within you, so you may share your light, warmth, peace and love with the world!
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