Category Archives: Ascended Masters

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

 

It is a physical fact that we were designed for forward movement.  Everything about our anatomy confirms this undeniable truth.  Forward motion is an essential element of our being and plays a predominant role in us being all that we are intended to be.

 

Everything in our bodies is meant to move ahead.  Our feet, legs, knees and torso all contribute to this principle function.  As we lean forward we move ahead.  It is our eyes position in front of our head that guide us forward.  We can turn our neck and bodies left to right to see where to turn and how far ahead we must go.  The head does not turn three hundred and sixty degrees around.  We are built to bend forward and not backwards.

 

Isn’t it strange that we can move in reverse?   The difficulty is very apparent in every potential action that contradicts our design yet, we can do it.  It takes a lot of practice and concentration to walk blindly backwards and the risks can be immense.  What types of obstacles are behind us?  We could walk into a fire, off a cliff or into the path of a moving vehicle.  On top of it all the movement is extremely slow and restrictive. 

 

Often we wish we had eyes in the back of our heads.  Why?  Although it would contribute to a tremendous improvement in multi direction versatility this is seldom the reason for the request.  Most often it is that we don’t want anyone sneaking up on us.  Think about that for a moment.  What are the possible effects of being caught off guard, surprised or unsuspecting?  Well, fear places highest on the list I’m sure.  We may be taken down in a number of ways.  Much loss physically, emotionally or even financially can be had.  Maybe we fear being held back or pulled down; making our efforts fruitless.

 

The ego also plays an overwhelming roll.  Most do not want others to move past them, overtake them or get to the finish before they do.  We all want to get there first, but many of us want to coast uphill to achieve our goals.  In order to get where we are going we must continually strive in advance.  There is a time to climb and a time to coast.

 

The Truth is that there is no finish line and the only race is being created in our own minds.  We are all on an infinite journey forward.   Everyone has their own pace and their own jobs to do.  It is by being all that we are created to be that we travel the path to Purpose.  Forward thinking creates forward movement!

 

When we think of the things that could have been or should have been we ground ourselves in disappear and anchor ourselves in inaction.  Wadding water will only serve to keep our head above the surface.  If we want to see what is on the other side we will need to swim ahead.  Our reward is in the crossing!

 

Forward movement requires forward motion.  As we think of where we want to be the brain signals the body to prepare for movement.  We think of where we want to be and our brain says, “Head turn forward, eyes open wide and foot take a step.”  Action is always required!  So my friends, movement requires motion and motion depends upon emotion.  Emotion is the key to our mode of transportation and transformation.

 

Remember, our emotions play an important role in determining where we are going and how fast we will get there.   In “The Apostle’s Recipe for Happiness” I spoke of the how subjective time and distance is.  I often mention how passion is the soul’s recognition of God’s gift and how when we are using our gifts hours seem like minutes.   Well, through the mastery of our emotion we can intentionally create the most powerful and energy efficient vehicle to take us to where we want to be.  We can move forward quickly and easily by concentrating on where we want to be, seeing what it looks like and feeling the emotions associated with our visions.  We are the pilot, driver, engineer and captain of the ship we call ourselves. 

 

Spirit, soul, heart and body all contribute to who we are.  When we move forward we advance, but when we move backward we retreat.  As we stay motionless and hold on so desperately to where we are and what we have we forfeit our future and the Promise that is there.  There is an incredible and supernatural power in the “NOW” that must be used to propagate all that we are intended to be. 

 

If we are to use this fact to our advantage we must appreciate with the utmost gratitude all that we have in this moment.  This is how we build energy to fuel our vehicle.  As we express the emotions associated with gratitude, contentment and appreciation we fill our fuel cells with high octane racing fuel.  It all has to do with vibration.  The intensity of our vibration is in direct correlation to the positivity we feel.  Likewise, negative emotions are low vibrating attractors that send out a signal to drain the cells of essential energy and slow down, stall or reverse our advancement.

 

You see if we let our fuel tanks run low we have a greater chance of clogging up our fuel lines and fuel filter.  The energy cannot get through to the engine.  Sludge has built up in the bottom of the tank over time.  All the bad stuff has separated from the fuel, dropped to the bottom of the tank and created a haven for dirt and debris.  By driving continually on “E” we have sucked up all that junk into our system and rendered it inefficient.  We can’t seem to get our motor started or keep it running.  It chokes up, sputters and stalls constantly.  We have gummed everything up and are desperately in need of some Gum Out!

 

Although, this is an interesting and somewhat humorous analogy, we are not a machine.  In our humanity there exists one constant factor that separates us from them.  We think therefore we are!  In order to clear out our systems we need to use a different kind of cleaner.  We must top off our energy cells with positive emotions.  As we keep our vibrations high we will continually experience efficient forward motion.   Next, we must envision our destination, see where we want to be, create a vivid picture in our mind of what that looks like and experience all the emotions associated with it “NOW!”

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Curse or Character

Curse or Character

So if sin is a symptom than what is the disease? Well, in order to answer this question we must first take a very close look at character. Character is in actuality the essence of all that we are. It is from here that we determine what choices we will make.

One of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual
-Merriam Webster

What is it that distinguishes us from everyone else around us? Is it the clothes we wear? Could it be the positions we hold? Perhaps it is the community in which we live? Those would all be good guesses and could in fact be a result of our character. However, they are not and have little to do with the essence of all that we are.

Chances are that we are all presently in the company of people who match the vibration of our character. You see, as we change our thoughts, the way we look at the world, the people around us will change. Old friends and acquaintances will slowly disappear from our daily lives. New people will begin to enter our world. We will often struggle with this. It is very understandable since it is our nature to hold on to what we have, but rest assured, there will always be a place for our soul mates The visits will be less frequent, but they will always be there.

There are certain people who are brought into our lives for a reason. They become an important part of all that we are. They are always here for us as we are there for them. We never hold back our thoughts from one another and speak freely on all topics. When we are on the wrong path they will tell us even if it means they may lose our friendship forever. They know our strengths and our weaknesses, but love and accept us all the same. As our paths fork off in different directions and the times we share grow fewer and far between an intimate connections still exists between us. Then the universe provides us with the wonderful opportunities to come together and laugh, cry and share the past and present with each other. Whether it be days, weeks, months or years time seems to stand still on the day we come together in the joy of our infinite friendship. It always feels as if we are just picking things up from yesterday. These are our soul mates that have been given to us by the All and the One.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
(2 Corinthians 6:14 King James Version)

People have various internal and external characteristics. Some external characteristics are naturally born, indigenous or sociological and others are a reflection of choice. The ones of choice are the near perfect window to the internal characteristics of people. However, it is the tongue which is a far superior tool for the classification of one’s soul. It is the undisputed champion in the battle to distinguish character.

“What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’ ”
(Matthew 15:11 New International Version)

As our character changes so does our language. We are beginning to change on the inside and this is reflected on the outside too. This is where we begin our rebirth and enlightenment.

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
(1 Corinthians 14:11 King James Version)

Again, I spoke earlier of symptoms and this certainly falls into the category of such, but it is the deficiency of righteous character which is the disease. Our Character is what will determine our choices. It is from character that we chose to sin. You heard me right, “Sin is a choice!”
In order to make better choices it is imperative for us to build better character!

We all come standard with the internal guidance system which was placed in our hearts by the Creator. When we do wrong deeds and alarm goes off that lets us know. It tells us to hide it from our friends, sneak around, don’t tell anyone and above all “admit nothing!”

Not having a righteous character is not only about doing bad things. It is often about doing good, but having the need to let everyone know about it. This exhibits a lack of righteous character too. It shows a lack of faith in the power of good deeds. In this there is only the reward of acknowledgement. Therefore, the one thousand fold reward will not be seen. In this we have taken the little prize before us and passed up the dream vacation package behind door number one.

So, where do find the information necessary to build a righteous character? Well, one of the greatest sources of information on this topic is the Holy Bible. Many religious and secular books have been created from the Word within. Combined with our guiding conscience we already have a pretty good assortment of tools to build a positive effective character capable of bringing incredible blessings into our lives.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
(Matthew 22:37-39 NIV)

Everything we have and that we are is composed of the choices we have been making all our lives. When we decide we want to live a better life we must take the necessary steps to improve our character. In every choice we must ask ourselves is this something that I would do to someone I love? How would I feel if this was done to me?

You can make life into what you want or life can make you into what it wants. The choice is ours, and even choosing not to choose is a choice.
–Paul Calhoun

Choosing not to chose is something many of us do not consider. Many times it is by default that we receive what we do not ask for. The secret really is to ask for what we want and allow it to happen.

Be still and pay attention to the little gifts that cross our path sent by God to facilitate our journey. We must act on the opportunities as miracles materialize from the vibration of our character.

“As we concentrate on being who we are we become passionate about our being.” (Ron Ash)

We are always best at being who we are created to be.  When we concentrate on who we are incredible things will happen in our lives.  All of us hold a special gift inside.  Passion is the key that unlocks the door to our souls purpose.  Remeber, be all that we are created to be and our lifes purpose will be revealed.

Sin or Symptom

Sin or Symptom 

“Sin can be forgiven and in forgiveness is freedom and in freedom is Truth.” 

Sin is often a symptom of the problem and not the problem itself. There always exists an underlying weakness which makes one susceptible to sin.  This weakness becomes a magnet for failure in career, relationships and all other aspects of wealth. 

The most common practice that I have observed in society today is that of sinning for salvation.  Many times we are drawn to initiate very dangerous and self destructive behaviors as a way of freeing ourselves from the current situation or circumstance.  In a total disregard for all things logical we begin to seek sin to replace the pains of the present. 

Present is a very interesting word and one we should never take for granted.  This instant is our true Gift and all that is real.  When we initiate steps to detach ourselves from the now we forfeit our existence and release ourselves from the Promise. 

The Promise is in being all that we are created to be.  It is what we are supposed to do.  In order to be this we must be in the now continually.  You see, all that we need to fulfil our destiny is in the present time.  In the instant before thought is the essence of all that we are.  When we take alternate routes we sidetrack or side step our right to happiness, success and abundance. 

What we are missing are the tools we will need to continue our mission.  Here are all the things we need to know in order to fulfill what is to be.  There are signs everywhere!  If we don’t keep our eye on the ball we will inadvertently continually drop the ball.  “We need to take the ball and wait a minute.” 

It is our responsibility to be still, pay attention and observe.  This is how we are able to access Divine guidance.  Most often the things that we need to continue our journey are right under our nose, but if we become distracted and look sideways we will miss what has been placed right in front of us. 

“There is a reason why God put our eyes in the front of our heads.” 

Sin is the distraction which causes us to veer off course.  It pulls us away from the Source of all things and causes us to spiral downward and away from the Promise. This is the perfect trap to suck us into a perfect storm. 

Time and again I have counseled couples who have unknowingly been the victim of this debilitating disease.  In the mist of chaos they start the process of grasping at straws in a futile attempt to take back control of their lives.  With finances in turmoil, feelings of emptiness and knee deep in victim stance we take the first step toward everything we never wanted.  Now we are more than ready to sacrifice the eighty percent of all that we have for twenty percent of what we perceive we are missing. 

“Often we turn to sin for simplicity and end up with complications and confusion.” 

We begin to rationalize that the people in our lives are responsible for making us happy.  Guess what?  They are not!  The truth is that happiness comes from within.  It must be in our spirit, heart and soul.  From the essence of all that we are comes the force which attracts all that we are worthy to behold.  We are responsible for our own happiness.  Remember, we will only get what we are willing to give. 

Here is the typical scenario.  Our partner is not making us happy.  We adamantly believe that there is another, somewhere out there that will satisfy our every need.  So now the hunt begins for the perfect person.  Well the fact of the matter is that they do not exist. 

Now the illusion usually begins with the biggest distraction of them all; sex!  Yes this physical act can make us believe that we have discovered the answer to all our problems and can now detach ourselves from all that we know and fall freely into the evil we don’t.  It is the addiction that draws us away from love and commits our souls to the consequences of lustful desires. 

The obsession has begun and we rapidly matriculate towards the end of all things now and into the possibilities of what may or may not be.  We have been snagged, snatched and hooked by sin. 

What is really going on here?  You see, there is a preexisting condition which has caused these symptoms to arise.  We are not yet discovered all that we are created to be.  Instead we have decided to put a bandage on the problem rather than searching for the cure.  We may pluck the dandelion, but if we don’t get at the root we will soon have another to deal with. 

Identifying the problem is crucial to formulating the process of recovery.  In this scenario the partner is not able to exist as One and therefore is unable to contribute to All.  They have failed to identify who they are and why they are here.  They search for the soul’s recognition of God’s gift, but instead find fool’s gold.  The passion which they are experiencing is not real.  It is not the passion experienced by one who is utilizing God’s gift. 

As we justify our actions we in fact have grounded ourselves in inaction.  Instead of focusing on getting to the top of the tree so that we can see where we are going we continually go off on various branches hoping to catch a glimpse without exerting all the energy that it will take to get to the peek.  The only problem is that the further we venture out on the branch the less it will be able to support us.  That branch will only bend so far before it breaks! 

This is true in all things.  If we fail to recognize the cause the symptoms will continually persist.  Whether it is sex, drugs or any other obsession the rule remains the same.  We cannot achieve success in life if we fail to admit that the problem exists.  Only by addressing the true root of the issue will we be able to succeed in our career, relationships and all other aspects of wealth. 

It is very easy to blame others, make ourselves the victim and lie about why we are what we are, but the truth is that we can turn our lives around on a dime.  Once we discover what the problem is the solution will soon follow.

Fear and Honor Your Name

Psalm 86:11 (Amplified Bible)

Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name.

Fear is a reference to the universal laws associated with God’s energy.  The word “fear” is often misunderstood by the reader.  It often gives birth to images of a God created in the image of man, but this is obviously not the case.  You see, “First there was the Word and the Word was God” is really where things begin to make sense.    What is actually being said is that we should fear the consequences of our actions which are contrary to the Word.  By honoring we are in fact adhering to the knowledge that is given in the Word.  This knowledge contains the secrets of achieving ultimate happiness and the ability to be all that we are created to be.  Remember, the kingdom of God is within and we can make miracles!

The Spirit of Fear

It’s true the spirit of fear can keep us grounded in inaction if we allow it to.  Our path will wait for us to take the first step into Promise.  However, if we never place our foot upon the path which God intends for us to follow we will never become all that we are created to be.