“If Jesus Is A Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?” – Part 8 of Series “Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

“If Jesus Is A Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?”
Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
Revised 2005

Part 8 of Series
“Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

HELPFUL HINT – Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s chart of the Divine Self is most helpful in understanding the entirety of our being. It relates especially well to this lesson. This is an excellent meditation tool and I strongly suggest ordering a poster or wallet size card.

Jesus instructed his disciples concerning the manner in which we are to pray. “When you pray, enter into your inner chamber and lock your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret shall himself reward you openly. And when you pray, do not repeat your words like the pagans, for they think that because of much talking they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need, before you ask him.”

Preparation for prayer entails turning our attention inward and focusing on the God dwelling within us—our I AM PRESENCE (the radiant top part of self depicted in the Divine Self Chart). Prayer is a lifting upward of our thought energy, an elevating of our consciousness to the higher realms of existence. The Psalmist described preparation for prayer, “I will lift mine eyes to the mountain from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Prayer, and its answer, is that two-way flow of energy between our physical self and our I AM PRESENCE. It is to be done in secret and not with a motive of impressing others. The power and glory are to be God’s alone.

In response to his disciples’ request, Jesus taught us how to pray. We find the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6. The chart of our Divine Self is an excellent visual companion to the Lord’s Prayer. Embedded within this prayer is the formula for our transformation into the Christed Consciousness. Integrating this prayer into our lifestyles prepares us for ascension into the 5th dimension. Let’s look at this formula more closely.

“Our Father ….” We are to address God as “our Father.” These two words tell us who we are. We are God’s children—all of us. Because we are the children of Father/Mother God, we are child-gods learning through the human experience. Jesus is our elder brother and we are members of one cosmic human family. The Aramaic word for Father, “Abba,” signifies an intimate relationship, one that we often refer to as “Dad.” According to Fillmore, “Abba” indicates a relationship of the “most tender of affections.” Jesus is revealing that our relationship to God is to be one of tender affection and intimacy.

“Who art in heaven ….” Jesus taught “the kingdom of heaven is within you” We are to pray to our Father/Mother God who is within us. The kingdom of heaven within us is our I AM PRESENCE. God has individualized within each of us and therefore, offers us the privilege of sharing an intimate relationship. When we pray, we are not praying to a being separate from self, who is far away and may not hear us. We are praying to a Part of who we are—our I AM PRESENCE. We are praying to the perfect Dad, the Dad who wants only the best for us. Because the kingdom of heaven is within us, we are never alone. We are never without unconditional love. We are never without the means to fulfill our role in the Divine Plan. Everything we need can be found within ourselves. Our task is to awaken to that fact.

“Hallowed be thy name.” To “hallow” something means to set it apart—with reverence—for a sacred purpose. Within the name is the numerical vibration on which every individual functions. Our name reveals who we are at the core of our being. To hallow God’s name means to set it aside for a special purpose in our lives. We learn what this purpose is to be in the next phrase.

“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth.” We are to set God’s name apart as the guiding Light for our lives. When we pray that God’s kingdom come on Earth as it is in heaven, we are asking God to express through our earth plane lives as powerfully as in the higher dimensions of existence. We are making the commitment to allow God to manifest, through our daily lives, in ways that demonstrate recognition of our true identities as a beloved Son or Daughter of God. When we pray “Thy will be done,” we are surrendering our personal wills to the Divine Will. Recall the Divine Self chart. The physical part of us stands with hands open to receive, as the stream of energy flows forth from our I AM PRESENCE into our physical plane lives. As we surrender to Divine Will, we do so knowing that our Father will bestow all things Good upon us. There is no fear, no hesitation in receiving our Good. The outstretched hands may also signify sharing our Good with the world. We set apart the powerful energy, that is within the name of God, for the special purpose of assisting in creating heaven on Earth and thereby, fulfilling the Divine Plan. It is for this work of creating heaven on Earth that our Galactic Family and Ascended Masters are now making themselves known. They come—in love and peace—to assist and guide us.

“Give us bread for our needs from day to day.” As we allow God’s energy to flow unimpeded into our daily lives, there is a constant supply of all we need. We do not have to worry over “what we will eat, or what we will wear.” We are to seek attunement with the kingdom of heaven within us and know that all our needs will be supplied before we can even identify them. The chart of our Divine Self reveals that we live within a capsule of white light that is connected directly to our I AM PRESENCE. The God within us sees all of life, is unlimited, and ever-present with us. There is no way we can experience lack, as long as we remain open to the influx of God’s abundant supply flowing to us from a source within ourselves. We are never separated from our Good. It is only our insufficient spiritual attunement that leads to experiencing lack or imperfection.

“And forgive us our offenses, as we have forgiven our offenders.” Because we have forgotten our true identities, this portion of the Lord’s Prayer has created much confusion. In our spiritual blindness, we believe we are praying for God’s forgiveness. God beholds each of us according to the immaculate conception of perfection with which we were created. Because we made the freewill choice to experience the plane of duality, we are continually making decisions as to how we will live our lives. We make mistakes and create pain. But, the part of us that is God never changes. God has no need to forgive us. We must forgive our physical plane self for the mistakes we make while attending school on planet Earth. Recall the chart. The physical body is surrounded with the purple transmuting flame. This flame is our source of forgiveness and it is ever-present with us. As we allow the flame to transmute our negative thoughts, emotions, and actions, we are choosing to forgive ourselves. Negativity is not a permanent energy. It can be transformed—by the purple transmuting flame—into the pure energy of God. Likewise, we are to view those who offend us in the same manner. They, too, make mistakes while attending school on planet Earth. We can just as easily transmute the pain, which we allowed our offenders to create in our lives, as we can transmute the pain we created for ourselves. Failure to forgive self—and others—creates pockets of negativity within our energy field. These pockets clog the passageways to our reception of the constant flow of Good coming to us from our I AM PRESENCE. Our spiritual progress hinges upon our willingness to forgive and transmute all mistakes made by self and others. We cannot move forward on the spiritual Path as long as our energy fields are clogged with negativity. It is for this reason that forgiveness of self and others is of such paramount importance.

“And do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Our I AM PRESENCE can only hold in Mind the immaculate conception of perfection with which we were created. Since we possess the gift of freewill, it is up to us to be so closely attuned to our I AM PRESENCE that we will not enter temptation. God does Its part by holding, for us, the image of our perfection. We must do the rest. As we seek first the kingdom of God within us, we turn our backs to evil. (Evil is turning our backs to God.) We deliver ourselves from evil by choosing to hallow God’s name and power, by choosing to assist in creating heaven on earth. The words “do not let us” sound as if we are asking God to prevent our entering temptation. However, because we possess freewill, God allows us to experience the consequences of our choices, thereby learning to choose the good. In the Bible, “let us” constitutes a command or fiat. It is a powerful affirmation of what we intend in our lives. With the words “do not let us,” we are stating our intention to attune to our I AM PRESENCE and thereby, overcome temptation and deliver ourselves from evil. Once we achieve this capacity, we are ready to ascend into the 5th dimensional consciousness and to embark on our journey into the higher spiritual realms of existence.

“For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.” With these words, we are affirming our intention to maintain a consciousness of the kingdom within ourselves. From this kingdom will flow our abundant supply; it is the Source of all our Good. We are affirming our intention to allow the power of our I AM PRESENCE to flow through us and to do the works God would have us do. Jesus explained repeatedly, “I can do nothing on my own … whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” We are to be the channels through which God finds expression on this planet. The numeric value of our name reveals the ways in which God chooses to manifest through us. The power for all we do is to flow from our I AM PRESENCE. To believe our personality self possesses the power to achieve our goals is to fool ourselves and to create scenarios in which we adopt false beliefs about who we are. Likewise, the glory for our good works belongs to our I AM PRESENCE. When a rich ruler called him “Good Teacher,” Jesus responded, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” In order to possess the Christed Consciousness and to ascend, we must live as an outpicturing of our I AM PRESENCE—the kingdom of God within us. All power and glory belong to this kingdom.

AMEN – “a Hebrew word meaning certainty, truthfulness, and faithfulness.” AMEN also means “So be it.” When we end our prayer with AMEN, we are affirming our faith that the answer is already present in our lives. We are certain of this Truth. “So be it” is our fiat, or command. Prayer is not pleading for favors from a distant God. Prayer is a means of co-creating with God—of bringing forth that which is already ours to claim, our rightful inheritance as a Son or Daughter of God.

The formula for the Christed Consciousness and our personal ascension into the 5th dimension—depicted within the Lord’s Prayer—is one of recognizing who we truly are. It entails abiding with continual awareness of the kingdom within self, while turning outward to the world with arms outstretched in service. The Christed Consciousness means being a vehicle through which our indwelling God can manifest freely and powerfully.

And, to God be the glory forever and ever. AMEN!

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1Matthew 6:6-8.
2Psalm 121:1-2.
3Jesus spoke the Aramaic language, thus would have referred to our Father as Abba.
4Charles Fillmore, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (Unity Village, MO: Unity School of Christianity, 1931) 10.
5Luke 17:21.
6Dennis R. Bratcher, “Hallow,” Harper’s Bible Dictionary, 1985 ed.
7Matthew 6:31.
8John 5:19.
9Luke 18:18-19.
10“Amen,” Harper’s Bible Dictionary, 1985 ed.

UNITY’S PRAYER OF PROTECTION
The Light of God surrounds me,
The Love of God enfolds me,
The Power of God protects me,
The Presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is.
And, all is well.

BENEDICTION
Go forth knowing that as we live out the Lord’s Prayer in our daily lives, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.” (Psalm 23:5)

 

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DO SYNCHRONICITIES WORK WHEN IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT?

DO SYNCHRONICITIES WORK WHEN IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT?

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

 Finger of god

There are times on Facebook when sharing the synchronicities that occur in our daily lives is fun.  Many of us are familiar with what some call “coincidences” and frequently use the concept, like mentally sending ahead for a parking space.

But do synchronicities work when the matter concerning us is really important?

An example occurred yesterday (1/9/13) that immediately brought home for me the deeper meaning of Jesus’ teaching:  “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9-10

A long-time friend, Kiko, sent me an e-mail on 1/8/13 detailing her experiences of the Ascension energies around December 21 and continuing to this day.  Her writing was both profound and beautiful, so I asked her permission to post it on my blog and send it to others.   Although she is a dedicated Lightworker, her manner of relating to others is more oriented to one-on-one and small groups.  I doubt writing for the public has ever occurred to her.  Still, she granted me permission.  I could have simply read her e-mail and answered, then deleted it.  She could have shied away from posting her writing for the public. 

As I prepared her message for my blog, I felt that knowing more of her personal life would give additional credence to her words.  I added a few sentences about her as an individual, including the fact that her 21 year old son was drowned when—without warning–the dam was opened while he was crossing the river early one morning.  I could have neglected the inner urging to include information about Sandor, her son.

Actually, as I write this—and the same happened yesterday—tears of joy spring to my eyes because I feel Sandor’s presence with me.  He wanted this information to be included.  This is who Sandor is—a very advanced soul.  From his station in the heavenly realms, he knew the details of the event about to unfold and urged Kiko and I along.

When Kiko read what I had written, she wanted to add a Note about how she dealt with her grief.  Kiko could have very easily said, “No, I don’t want to bring up that subject.”  I would have removed that portion of my blog.  Instead, she chose to add information.

You can read Kiko’s  blog at:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/musings-of-a-lightworker-soul-sister-my-experiences-of-ascension/ 

BUT FOR NOW CONTINUE READING TO THE END OF THIS BLOG, FOLLOWING THE PAINTING OF SANDOR.

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Sandor

In Remembrance of Sandor

“Who never moved without grace,

Never spoke without gentleness,

Never looked without seeing good.

We will find you now in all things growing

And flowing; and we are all a little

Bit more beautiful for having known you.”

–Colleen Anderson

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As some of you may know, I recently began posting what I call “Musings Of An Awakened Minister.”  I do so because prior to August 2012, he was a conservative theologian, serving on the staff of two churches.  When he wrote me, I was struck by how quickly he moved from orthodox conservatism to understanding the hidden wisdom in the Bible.  I could have done as I usually do, answer his e-mail and delete it. 

However, as is often happening now, I proceeded without knowing why or thinking through my action.  It’s as if I am on automatic pilot.  I requested to post his writings anonymously, since he continues to serve in mainstream churches and they might disapprove.  Thus began the series entitled “Musings of An Awakened Minister,” which you can read on my blog.  This series has allowed me to get to know this minister and regularly correspond with him.

Unknown to Kiko, this minister, and I, a link was now established that would serve to answer a mother’s plea.  Ask and you shall receive. 

Sandor?  I feel that he has known all along.

 I posted Kiko’s message on January 9, 2013 and sent my minister friend the URL.  This morning, January 10, 2013, the minister wrote.

Your letter, as well as Kiko’s, were:  “a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11)  What truly inspired prose from both of you. 

 I forwarded Kiko’s message to someone who just had a past-life regression done and her question to me last night was “How does a mother deal with the loss of her child?”  Well…. you sent me Kiko’s message, and voila’… there is the answer from God-Source.  Yep!  We are sooo connected or, as we say in French, “branche” —– all “branches” from a “vine”!  How biblically-phrased is that???!”

I could have neglected to send this minister the URL to Kiko’s message.  He could have gotten busy and forgotten to send Kiko’s message to this grieving mother.

 Look at all the opportunities (in bold font) in this single event that one or more of the individuals involved had to break the chain of synchronicity.

Do synchronicities work in really important matters?  In even more glorious ways!

In this event alone, the span of Unity Consciousness stretches from Sandor in the heavenly realms (who could very easily know this mother’s child) … to me in Virginia … to Sandor’s Mom in Hawaii … to the anonymous minister in still another state … to the grieving Mother.

A Mother asked the Universe for comfort in her grief and the Universe heard and answered her plea through a circuitous route that the Mother could have never dreamed up.

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”

RELEASING THE HABIT OF BEING THIRD DIMENSIONAL, Suzanne Lie, Ph.D.

RELEASING THE HABIT OF BEING THIRD DIMENSIONAL

Suzanne Lie, Ph.D.

          NOTE BY NANCY:    Jesus taught:  “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you HAVE RECEIVED  it, and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24  Jesus is asking us to rise above our 3rd dimensional thought patterns of lack and I can’t into the higher intuitive knowing that comes to us from the 5th and higher dimensions.  When we feel our prayers go unanswered, that may be because we have focused on what our 3rd dimensional society tells us is possible.   The 3rd dimensional plane of duality is passing away.  We are to learn to think in terms of the 5th dimension where all things are possible.

Dr. Lie’s blog message below gives us some excellent insights.

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2012/02/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo_22.html

 

LIVING THE LORD’S PRAYER FOR PLANET EARTH

LIVING THE LORD’S PRAYER

FOR

PLANET EARTH

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

          For the past couple of months, I have frequently driven to a nearby location where I can view the sunset.  Awe-inspiring … breathtaking … beautiful beyond words … are feeble attempts at describing the loveliness displayed.  Looking up, the sky becomes God’s cathedral enfolding our planet … the indigo, white, rose pink, and gray clouds are transformed into heavenly stained glass windows, shimmering in the light of the Sun.  Looking up, I am aware of our planet nestled within a universe of planets, stars, and Suns.  Looking up, I pray the Lord’s Prayer for our planet.

On the other hand, I observe drivers speeding past a lovely sunset … people walking along the roadside … church members parking their cars nearby and going inside … few, if any, look up long enough to behold the heavenly vision surrounding them.  All are engrossed in the tasks at hand … tasks that seem, to us, to be vital to our earth plane lives.  Yet, these very tasks tend to separate us from the much more comprehensive drama of God’s unfolding plan for our planet.  They cause us to look down … to forget that our lives are taking place on a planet … within a solar system … within a galaxy … within a cosmos.

I find that praying the Lord’s Prayer … while conscious of standing on planet Earth … looking up to the Sun of our solar system … magnifies the prayer into one for the planet.  I invite all of you to do likewise.   Praying thus lifts our perspective from one focused on our individual lives and immediate surroundings to remembrance of our entire human family.  We can, then, seek to live out this prayer by extending our life’s orientation to one that includes our brothers and sisters throughout this planet.  We shift to a new life paradigm … one that seeks to share with all who inhabit our planet.

Our Father becomes the Source of life for all that is … the Sun … stars … planets … and the inhabitants thereon.  Our Father is the life force manifesting through the myriad forms of creation as they express on many dimensions of consciousness.  We are increasingly hearing of encounters with UFOs and extraterrestrials.  Most of us readily accept the existence of angels and the Ascended Masters.  Our Father is their father as well.  Many visitors from throughout the cosmos are present with us … they are members of our galactic family and have come to assist and to observe Planet Earth’s shift into the New Golden Age.  As we stand before our Sun, praying the Lord’s Prayer, let us include our cosmic brothers and sisters.  Let us begin to live with the realization that we are not alone on this planet … that many loving beings are present with us.  They yearn to assist us in creating a home planet characterized by world peace and unconditional love.

Our Father, who art in heaven is the river of life through which flows our capacity to create world peace and familial love between all of Earth’s inhabitants.  Our Father, who art in heaven individualizes as our I AM PRESENCE.  From this dimension of heaven within us, we catch a glimpse of the prosperity and individual soul wellness/fulfillment that are available to all.  Through contact with our I AM PRESENCE, or the God indwelling each of us, we can live in constant communication with the heavenly realms.  Herein is the fountain for all our Good.  Extraterrestrials, angels, and Ascended Masters drink from this same Fountain of Good.  Through our Father, who art in heaven, all are members of one cosmic family.  We live the Lord’s Prayer for planet Earth as we remember our interconnectedness.

Hallowed be thy name!  Harper’s Bible Dictionary states that to hallow something is to set it apart, with great reverence, for a sacred purpose.  Every name possesses a numerical vibration indicating the qualities through which all function.  To pray, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name is to recognize, with deep reverence, the qualities of God … omnipresence within us as the I AM PRESENCE … the Source of all wisdom, love, and prosperity.  Standing before a sunset provides the perfect setting for hallowing God’s name … the majestic loveliness, painted across the skies, easily fills us with awe.  Then, our sacred purpose—stemming from this awe—is to assist in bringing forth God’s love and wisdom upon the Earth.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth.  With these words, we affirm:  It is possible to establish a Golden Age on planet Earth.  God’s Kingdom is one in which all live in peace with one another … all—extraterrestrials, angels, ascended masters, and the inhabitants of Earth—work together and share the bounties of living in harmonious relationship.  Thy kingdom come means that all are free to pursue their talents … to spend their time in tasks that are fulfilling and that enhance the overall Good.  All are free to live out the numerical vibration within their name.  Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth is a call to God for divine intervention into our lives … intervention that allows divine order to unfold on Earth as it does on the higher dimensions of consciousness.

The cosmic divine plan is that Earth is to ascend into the 5th dimension.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth affirms this truth.  At this very moment, we stand at the threshold of the new heaven and the new Earth.  Tremendous transformative events are taking place on the inner planes and will soon manifest on the physical.  Then we will know—beyond doubt—that we are not alone … that we are loved beyond words … that God’s divine plan for each of us, and for planet Earth, is flowing forth in ways that are presently beyond our capacity to comprehend.  Thy will be done is our surrender to the arrival of heaven on earth—the Golden Age of Aquarius!

Give us this day our daily breadOur Father, give us all that we need to allow your divine plan to unfold in our lives and that of our planet.  Grant to us an open mind with the capacity to receive abundance, intuitive guidance, and the acceptance that with God all things are possible.  When God chooses to intervene in our lives … in the life of America … in the life of our planet … all things are possible.  We have arrived at such a portal of divine intervention.  Our daily bread becomes more than the food, shelter, and work we need in order to live on the 3rd dimensional, physical plane.  Now, the daily bread we need is an open mind … a mind that allows for all possibilities … a mind that recognizes our intellect cannot lead us to truth.  Our daily bread becomes attunement to our intuitive minds … the willingness to listen to the inner Self … to be an open channel for God’s love and wisdom to manifest in our lives.  Insisting on physical proof slams shut the inner door.  Our daily bread becomes the courage and persistence to live out our intuitive feelings, even though what we feel makes no common sense.  We cannot move forward in God’s plan if we insist upon things remaining the same.  Our planet is ready to move forward into a world of peace and love.  Give us this day our daily bread is our affirmation that we surrender to the changes involved in Earth’s transformation.

And forgive us our offenses, as we have forgiven those who offend us.  For the past few years, many have felt compelled to make right their relationships with others … to seek to forgive others … to ask for forgiveness … to forgive ourselves … and to release the unhappy memories.  We have felt the need to clean out our lives … our homes … the way we relate to others.  This urge toward cleaning out, forgiving, and releasing signifies the unfolding of divine order … in preparation for the magnificent Light that is coming into our world.

Light shatters darkness.  We may experience this shattering as trauma and the destruction of a belief system that, heretofore, has been the foundation for our lives.  We are increasingly reading and hearing on the news about cover-ups in our government.  Light brings forth all that is not truth … in every structure of our planetary society.  Give us this day our daily bread; forgive us our offenses as we have forgiven those who offend us.  The Lord’s Prayer can become the foundation on which we base our responses to the coming days.  Forgiveness will play a major role.  Our daily bread is to be our willingness to forgive … to discern truth … and to be open to loving all persons while rejecting their negative behaviors.  God has nothing to forgive because we are already perfect in the eyes of Our FatherForgive us our offenses is a prayer to our own I AM PRESENCE:  “Give me the wisdom to forgive myself for falling short in my discernment of truth.”

And do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  As the Light tears asunder the curtain of darkness and illusions that characterize the 3rd dimension, we are likely to experience anger that so much has been hidden from us by those in power positions within every structure of our planetary society.  We have been taught in our schools, churches, and governmental structures to think inside the box of traditional beliefs.  Those who have refused this robotic mode of thinking have been persecuted, often severely.  As the Light exposes the non-truths to which we have adhered, we may be tempted to react with anger and frustration.  Do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil holds the secret to responding with forgiveness and love.  Know that Light dispels the darkness.  Light delivers us from evil.  Evil—defined as living with our backs to God—can assume all sorts of horrific forms.  Praying:  Do not let us enter into temptation is our affirmation that we will strive to forgive and extend unconditional love to those who have lived with their backs to God.  As the Light delivers us from evil, we are surrounded by a multitude of beings from the higher spiritual dimensions.  These beings enfold us with love; they gladly instruct and help us in creating a new Earth.  It is up to us to enter not into the temptation of continuing to think within the box of the former status quo.  Much that preceded this time in our planetary history has been laced with darkness or non-truth.  The Golden Age of Truth and Light lies before us.  We are in the transition period … from darkness into the Light of a New Age.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever.  The kingdom of God on Earth, for which we have prayed for thousands of years, stretches before us.  The Golden Age is an Age in which we live in God’s kingdom … in full knowledge of God’s power … and stand in the glory of God forever.  The Golden Age is an Age in which we come to know and to experience daily the truth about ourselves:  We are One with God and all of creation.  In this kingdom, we stand in the Light of our own I AM PRESENCE, demonstrating the power that is ours to transform our world … We stand in the glory that is ours as child gods and we will do so for ever and ever.  Once we know Truth, it cannot be taken from us.

AMEN!  As we close the Lord’s Prayer and every prayer with the word Amen, we are affirming certainty that our prayer is present reality.  Prayer is a means of co-creating with God; Amen commands, “So be it!”  Amen affirms our knowledge that the Golden Age … the new heaven and new Earth … are our rightful inheritance as Sons and Daughters of God.  Amen affirms our intention to henceforth live within the kingdom, the power, and the glory of God and our own I AM PRESENCE for ever and ever.

In doing so, we live the Lord’s Prayer for Planet Earth.

A TRUE STORY FOR ALL YOUNG ADULTS!

A True Story for All Young Adults!

Written on 11/11/11 by Nancy Detweiler

On this most powerful energetic day–11/11/11–I honor Jamie, one of my granddaughters!

Many young adults are having such financial difficulties that it cripples them from expressing who they truly are.

I honor Jamie because she has allowed nothing to stop her.  We were able to have a short lunch together yesterday.  She told me that she has experienced her most successful year–successful to the point of not having to worry over paying her bills, which for someone self-employed is a tremendous accomplishment!  She added that she felt so loved and surrounded by angels … that ever since she began asking the angels for assistance, her business has soared!

I watched Jamie go through the tremendous emotional trauma of a divorce while still in her twenties.  I watched her carry the load of paying off bills relating to her marriage, with little or no help from her former husband.  I watched her quit a job in which she was unhappy, and with no savings or financial backing go out on her own.  She did this at a time when the economy made things very tough.  I’ve watched through the years as she never gave up, even when she was under tremendous emotional and financial stress.  She has done this knowing that if she could not pay her student college loan, she could not declare bankruptcy — there is NO forgiveness for failing to pay off a student loan.

And now, at age 30, she has made it–at a time when numerous much more well-established businesses had to close!  And soon, we will have a new economic system that will provide far greater opportunities for our young adults to follow their Soul’s path and use their God-given talents.  Jamie has crossed the bridge to a bright future as a professional photographer!

Working on your own is an experience that only those who have done so can understand.  To work with the pressure of knowing that if you do not earn what you need today, the monthly bills won’t get paid tomorrow is something others can not comprehend.  Others have a set salary that comes whether or not they have worked diligently that week or spent it goofing off. Others have back up in a spouse’s salary—an environment I do not call “working on your own.”

Working on your own involves … no paid vacation … no paid sick leave … no co-paid health insurance … no co-payment on FICA … no taxes withheld.  The individual who truly works on her own has absolutely no back-up assistance.  She alone must do it all, with no let up of effort!

Why would anyone choose to work on her own?  To be true to who she is … to use her talents in the way she chooses … to be free to innovate without having to abide by someone else’s demands.  The pay-off is earning a living while not knowing whether you are playing or working!  I don’t know the self-employed person who has made it that would voluntarily return to a “job.”  Most often “a job” means stifling who you truly are in deference to another’s demands.

To the self-employed, “making it” does not mean a new home, new car, and lots of material possessions.  Instead, “making it” is the joy of fulfilling your Soul’s Plan … of using your talents to make a difference in the world … of allowing who you are as a unique spark of divinity to unfold in ways that grant you and others moments of ecstasy … of knowing that you live your life fulfilling your individual role in the overall Divine Plan for humanity!

Jamie has done this and I am extremely proud of her!  She has proven in a very tangible form that “With God, all things are possible!”

That affirmation goes for all young adults who are frustrated and struggling with student loans, no “job” or a job they do not enjoy, and a very difficult economy. The answer to your dilemma could very well be that you need to follow your dream, your passion, your talents.  Once we embark on our Soul’s Path, the Way opens for us!

“Seek first [your unique place in] the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  (Matthew 6:33)  To be “righteous” means to abide by the Universal Laws, not simply the man-made laws of a particular group or society.

 

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

MEDITATIVE PRAYER

Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M. Div.

  Be still, and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10

        The Hebrew words in this verse can be translated in a variety of ways, all of which enhance its meaning.

                Cease from labor, and experience God.

                Sit still, and perceive God.

                Rest, and gain knowledge of God.

                Rest from labor, and find out about God.

Lamsa translates the Aramaic of the Peshitta to read:  Repent, and know that I am God.”

Meditative prayer is different from the traditional concept of prayer, which is usually considered “talking to God.”  Meditative prayer is attuning to God in order to view life through God’s eyes.  During this meditative prayer, we can affirm perfect health, the perfect vocation or relationship, and the perfect unfolding of whatever situation concerns us.  These affirmations (or positive statements) are made with the request that all be done in accordance with Divine Will and the highest good for everyone concerned.  Meditative prayer recognizes the essential ingredient that Jesus taught in Mark 11:24:  Anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.”  I would like to add another perspective to prayer.

Elizabeth Claire Prophet’s Divine Self Chart

       We see depicted in the Divine Self Chart multiple bodies combining to create our multi-dimensional being.  Our lower self consists of the physical, etheric, emotional, and mental bodies.  A measure of spiritual maturity is required in order to be consciously aware of our higher bodies, which include the Christ Self and the I AM PRESENCE.  The Christ Self is also referred to as the Higher (or Intuitive) Mind and the Higher Self.  The soul resides at the Christ Self level and our indwelling God is the part of our being called the I AM PRESENCE.  Thus, in our entirety, we exist on seven ascending vibratory or dimensional levels.  As we awaken spiritually, we attune gradually to the higher vibrations of our being.

During prayer, most of us envision some type of entity to whom we are praying:  God, Spirit, or a Higher Being.  Though we may know better than to personify God as the “man upstairs,” we still tend to think of this Being as separate from us, even while we intellectually affirm “I am one with God.”  We pray to “something larger than ourselves.”  A new perspective would be to recognize that we are praying to parts of ourselves:  our Christ Self and our I AM PRESENCE—the part of us that is God.

The Christ Self acts as the mediator between the lower self and the I AM PRESENCE.  Through our I AM PRESENCE, we are connected to all that is … we are one with God … we have access to the fulfillment of all our needs.  God is a part of us; we are a part of God.  For example:  When we say,  “there is no pain” … “there is no evil” … “there is no lack,” we are referring to the conditions on the I AM PRESENCE dimensional level.  These statements of Truth reveal the potential for perfection that is ours as we attune to our Christ Self and I AM PRESENCE.  They are not meant to lead us into denying the conditions experienced on the vibratory level of our physical, emotional, and lower mental (intellectual) bodies.  The lower mental body signifies our Intellect, which seeks tangible, visible proof on the physical plane.  The Higher Mental body is our Intuition, which knows Truth because it is attuned to the 5th or higher dimensions of perfection and enters our knowing through one of the higher chakras:  heart, third eye, or crown chakra.

WARNING:  Intuition is not to be confused with a psychic capacity.  Many psychic experiences can come from the astral plane through the solar plexus chakra.  The astral plane is not a plane of perfection and many misguided messages can come from this plane.

The physical, emotional, and lower mental states of humanity are our instruments for spiritual evolvement.  They allow us to learn the arts of forgiveness, self-discipline, using our freewill to choose the Good, compassion, and selflessness.  It would be a much slower process to learn these skills in a paradise world.  That’s why Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden.  They, as representatives of Earth’s humanity, chose to know both good and evil—to reside on the plane of duality.  Humanity would now evolve into gods and goddesses by learning to live in the world with all its temptations, while choosing only the Good.  In this manner, we become gods and goddesses via our own freewill choice and self-discipline.  We develop our capacity for wisdom, power, and love through the process of trial and error.  We undergo the initiations of Jesus, a Wayshower, as revealed in the article entitled Ascension at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html  Otherwise, the human kingdom would be like the angelic kingdom.

Angels know only perfection.  Wherever they belong in the angelic hierarchy, they do the bidding of those with authority over them.  They do not individualize to the extent human beings do.  (As I write these words, I am told by Spirit that this statement is as close to the Truth about angels as we can comprehend; however, it is not the complete Truth.  Hopefully, all of us know that we perceive Truth at the level at which our human minds are capable.  Comparatively speaking, humanity’s knowledge and understanding is miniscule.)

Charles Fillmore describes this process of becoming gods and goddesses in his chapter on “Reincarnation” in The Essential Charles FillmoreLife is continuous and in harmony with the wholeness of Being only when it is expressed in a perfect body; hence man must have a body in order to gain an abiding consciousness of life.  Through repeated trials at living, man is finding out that he must learn to control the issues of life in his body …. The personal man with all his limitations, all his relations, must give way to the universal, the Christ man.”  Thus, to attune to and affirm perfection does not mean that we deny physical plane limitations; but that we strive to lift our consciousness to the level of perfection and learn to manifest that perfection in our physical plane lives as Jesus did.

How did Jesus do so?  Read the four gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  We find Jesus fulfilling the prerequisites detailed in the various translations of Be still, and know that I am God.”  He separated from the crowds and his disciples and spent time alone, attuning to the vibration of his I AM PRESENCE or, in his words, the Father within me.”  He spent entire nights in meditative prayer.  We, too, are to fulfill the prerequisites of prayer and meditation.

We are to cease our labors.  The western culture exalts the type A lifestyle with its frenzy of constant activity.  Society teaches us:  successful persons live a busy life.  How else can we be successful?   How else can we fulfill the myriad requirements placed upon us by the various roles we play?  Jesus did so by ceasing his labors, leaving the crowds of people clamoring for his attention, and spending time in meditative prayer.

We are to rest, to sit still.  Even though Brother Lawrence’s concept of “practicing the presence” is a marvelous tool for spiritual attunement, the Psalmist is indicating something different.  To rest or sit still means to set aside everything else and “be still.”  On the seventh day, God rested … God created the Sabbath for a day of rest.  This period of rest is an integral part of the cycle of creation and life.  It is the time that culminates in completion.  The number vibration of seven signifies completion.  In other words, when we omit the Sabbath—meaning regular periods of rest or being still and attuning to God—we fail to complete our purpose for incarnating on the physical plane of duality.  Our activity on the physical plane is to realize completion by sitting still and resting within the energy of our I AM PRESENCE.  We are replenished and healed as we attune to that level of ourselves that abides in perfection and love.  It is within this energy that we receive the answer to all prayers.  Herein, we assimilate perfection so that we can manifest it within our daily lives.

We are to repent, meaning to do an “about-face.”  We are to turn from involvement in the world and to look toward our I AM PRESENCE.  For it is only as we concentrate our attention on our I AM PRESENCE that we can accomplish the remaining imperatives put forth by the Psalmist.

In the quietude of resting and sitting still, we are to experience God.  Again, I find the diagram of our Divine Self helpful.  Although our seven bodies are actually interpenetrated rather than stacked one on top of the other, it is informative to visualize in meditation the cord of light extending downward from the I AM PRESENCE, thru the Christ Self, and into our lower bodies through the crown chakra.  In this manner, we begin to get a sense of our entire being.  We experience God as part of ourselves when we lift our consciousness to the I AM PRESENCE level, if only for a split second.

Be still, and know that I am God can be read metaphysically as:  Be still and know your I AM PRESENCE.  The Hebrew word translated to know can mean to know on an intimate level physically.  To know our I AM PRESENCE intimately is to merge consciously with our indwelling God.  As we merge our lower being with our Higher Being, we experience God.  We can begin to view life from God’s perspective.  Often, what we realize is that the very situations in our lives that we are resisting are the vehicles for our greatest growth.  With this insight, we can stop resisting the situations and see within them the perfect unfolding of Divine Order.  We realize that what appears to be imperfection on the physical plane can be the perfect vehicle for our spiritual growth.  For example:  Charles Fillmore appeared to lack a perfect physical body. One leg was shorter than the other.  However, this appearance of imperfection ended up being the perfect means for urging him to merge with his I AM PRESENCE and to bring the consciousness of a perfect limb into his physical plane awareness.  As a result, Fillmore increased the length of his leg by several inches.  This healing of self led him into the establishment of a healing prayer ministry that is now known throughout the planet as Silent Unity.  Thousands of persons have received healing.  What appeared as imperfection on the physical plane was, in actuality, the perfect vehicle for the creation of the Unity Movement.  The avenues for perfection may surprise us!

We are to gain knowledge of our I AM PRESENCE.  As we sit in meditative prayer and experience our I AM PRESENCE, we come to know that we are connected to all that is.  We can pray for others by merging our conscious awareness with our I AM PRESENCE, then allowing our attention to expand into the I AM PRESENCES of those for whom we are praying.  As we sit still at this level of perfection within ourselves and others, we can then affirm perfection manifesting within the physical and emotional bodies of all concerned.  We see and feel that perfection.  Our prayers are answered as we concentrate on the perfection that already exists within all of us.  The I AM PRESENCE can know only perfection.  Therefore, at this vibratory level of our being, perfection is all that is.

Rest from labor, and find out about God becomes an exciting adventure is self-discovery.  We are the Being to whom we pray.  We are the answers to our own prayers.

BENEDICTION

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

FOLLOWING OUR INDIVIDUAL ROAD MAP TO ASCENSION

NOTE BY NANCY:  Little did we know in 2011 just how long it would take to achieve the critical level of mass awakening that would enable us to make the required evolutionary leap in our ascension process.  Finally, in Fall 2014, we are beginning to awaken in great numbers.  I am reposting this article as it seems even more relevant to today’s life within the very intense energies of Light and Love now flooding our planet.

FOLLOWING OUR INDIVIDUAL ROAD MAP TO ASCENSION

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

       Life is eternal for the Soul—no beginning, no ending.  Many Souls choose to explore the various dimensions of life, rather than remain in the heavenly realms.  Those of us presently residing on Earth made that choice.  During our explorations, we made mistakes that require correction—karma that necessitates transmuting into positive energy.  In order for us to achieve ascension into the higher dimensions, these mistakes must be resolved on Earth plane.

As a result, when preparing for another physical incarnation, we and our spiritual mentors construct a Road Map to guide our Soul along its chosen path.  This Road Map also involves contracting with additional Souls to play particular roles in the forthcoming incarnation.  These Soul contracts are created to ensure that we accomplish the goals upon which we are basing our future physical plane life.

The first step in creating this Road Map is determining our goals regarding the lessons we want to learn, how we desire to transmute old mistakes/karma, and our ultimate mission.  Every Road Map is created for success—if we allow that success to unfold within our lives.  We are not permitted to take on more challenges than we can successfully overcome—if we choose to do so.  However, once we incarnate and find the challenges we chose for ourselves too difficult, we are always free to wait until the next incarnation or the next.  Life is eternal and we are free to take as long as we choose incarnating on the plane of duality.

The second step is selecting our future parents based on:  their willingness to play that parental role and their capacity to provide the type of early childhood experiences our Soul requires in order to learn our lessons, transmute our karma, and prepare for our Soul’s mission.  Many of us choose difficult childhoods as one means of accomplishing our ultimate Soul goal.  We contract with those future parents to play the needed roles.  Most often the roles the parents agree to play are also connected to their own Road Maps and to the goals they plan to achieve.  Life is an intimately woven tapestry of many colors.

The third step is choosing and contracting with the meaningful others with whom we will share some stage of our incarnation.  These persons will play the role of grandparent,   sibling, spouse, teacher/mentor, close friend, professional partner, and our own children.  The selected persons are located at the most beneficial points on our Road Map.  For example:  the spouse with whom we have contracted will appear in our lives at the appropriate time for us to gain the most benefit from the reunion.  (Remember our Soul knew he/she was coming.)

Here, we must recognize that the most benefit does not necessarily feel good.  Instead, that spouse is appearing at the appropriate time in order to fulfill the contract we created before incarnation.  At the point of meeting in the physical, we have the opportunity to decide whether or not our Souls continue to need the previously contracted experiences … we may have already matured past requiring the circumstances involved … we always have the freewill choice to break the contract.

This freewill choice to break the contract is available regarding all facets of our Road Map to Ascension.  For example:  Our Soul may incarnate via the selected parents only to realize that the desired environment does not exist.  The Soul has approximately two years from birth onto the physical plane to determine whether to stay or to leave.  The decision to leave is the basis for many early childhood so-called deaths.  That Soul may choose the same parents at a later stage and find the environment ripe for Soul growth.

The important factor to remember is that our Soul chooses physical incarnation for specific Soul growth purposes.  We did not incarnate on a whim … we are not accidents … we are not robots that require the same treatment for all.  Instead, this incarnation is filled with Soul meaning … our Soul rejoices when we successfully overcome a challenge … our Soul celebrates when we meet and recognize a major destination point on our Road Map.  On the other hand, our Soul cares little about the amount of money we earn or how high on the social ladder we climb.  Success is achieving Soul growth.

Most Souls utilize, often subconsciously, the first 28-30 years of incarnation to resolve many of the challenges on their Road Map.  Then, around this 1st Saturn Return stage of life, our Road Map indicates a time to pause and reflect upon how we choose to live out the remainder of this incarnation.  This pause is usually highlighted on our Road Map by sudden changes, such as the desire to move, to change vocations, or the death of a loved one.  It can be a time of restlessness … a time of wanting to sweep the decks clean and start over.  For this reason, many who marry young divorce around the ages of 28 to 30 yrs.  Many decide the friends with whom they have heretofore associated are not compatible with the next stage on their Road Map.  It is a growth stage intended to result in significant change …a stage for personal evaluation in light of our Soul’s ultimate goal.

After the 1st Saturn Return years, many follow their Road Map in a much more conscious manner.  We recognize that we desire our lives to count as making a difference in the world … that we are to be the Pilot of our lives, rather than allowing our selves to be tossed to and fro by those around us and by the world of events.  We seek self-empowerment, self-love, self-fulfillment.

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Our planet is now quickly changing … we as a planet of people have the unprecedented opportunity to ascend—while in our physical bodies—to a higher dimension of consciousness.  This opportunity comes as Planet Earth prepares to ascend—to shed its former title of Prison Planet and become an Ascended Planet.  We, who are incarnated on Planet Earth may move forward with our Mother Earth if we so choose.  We, who have been imprisoned within the illusion of the plane of duality, may now ascend into the full consciousness that exists on the 5th dimension.  Whereas now, we Earth humans use roughly 10% of our brain power, we may then ascend into usage of our full consciousness.

Evolving into full consciousness entails many new experiences.  The old, familiar world no longer works; it is collapsing and will be forgotten.  The challenges that have heretofore appeared to some as insurmountable will simply melt away.  In their place, a new Earth will emerge.  A new way of life will surprise us!

At the moment, we walk between two worlds.  Following our Road Map requires increased attentive focus on our intuitive insights.  If we listen to our Soul’s guidance, rather than to the ways of the collapsing world, we find walking our Road Map surprising, exciting, and constantly enlarging our conscious awareness.  We are becoming aware of other dimensions and how our Road Map interfaces with those higher planes of consciousness.  This newly emerging world requires some adjustment.

Whereas, heretofore, the majority of our relationships have involved varying degrees of karma, we are now meeting persons who belong to our Soul family.  These relationships feel pure, easy, and compatible.  Deep unconditional love characterizes Soul family.  The 5th dimension is not hung up on love = sex of one form or another, as we Earth humans are.  All is unconditional love on the 5th dimension.  As we meet our Soul family, we have to adjust to the love that is present regardless of the age or gender of that Soul family member.

Another adjustment required is learning to pay attention to synchronic symbols, persons, messages, gifts—however the message is relayed to us by Spirit.  Earth humans listen to what we can hear with our ears and see with our physical eyes.  We tend to ignore messages from our Soul … messages that are directing us according to our Road Map.  For example:  As a teenager, I knew intuitively that I was to attend college.  I heard with my physical ears when my father told me there was no money for college.  I saw with my physical eyes that the way to attend college was to be accepted and pay the tuition.  I heard my Soul instructing me to go to college.  Had I listened to the sounds and sights of the physical plane, I would not have attended college.  But, I chose to listen to the intuitive messages from my Soul.  I wrote the college of my choice and explained that I had no money, but wanted to attend college on faith.  I was accepted.  Now for the money.

My minister knew of my desire.  When a friend of his told him he wanted to send a student to college—all expenses paid—my minister gave him my name.  This dear man paid for my freshman year.  He not only paid my expenses, but would periodically send me extra money with a note that I might like to buy a gift for a friend.  His generosity illustrates well how Divine Order unfolds in our lives when we listen to our Soul, rather than to the world.  His sudden death also reminds us that our Road Map may not be dependent upon a single source to assist us in  achieving our Soul’s goals.  We must be flexible and not easily discouraged.

Another adjustment involves learning to stand alone, as an empowered individual.  Our 3rd dimensional world teaches us to think and act in accordance with tribal folkways, beliefs, and acceptable behavior:  this is the way I am suppose to believe; this is the way I am suppose to act.  Failure to follow tribal beliefs and laws can mean excommunication.  Tribal can mean any group with which we choose to associate.

When we begin to walk between two worlds, we can feel incongruent within the familiar 3rd dimensional world.  We begin to feel energies that the tribe does not feel or, at least, will not admit feeling.  We may be tagged as “losing it,” “touched,” or as “no longer credible professionally.”  The chains holding us within the status quo are heavy … many dare not attempt to step outside the tribal box.  Yet, the more the cosmic energies propel us toward ascension, the harder it is to pretend to be content in the tribal box.  As one friend recently phrased it:  We have been touched by Mother Father God Consciousness.  Ascension requires that we leave behind all that would hold us back.  Our Road Map was planned with this in mind.

Following our Road Map will alert us to the alternatives.  In 2011, it is probable that we have never dreamed of some of our alternatives because they do not presently exist in our visible world.  We tend to forget that our Soul, in conjunction with our spiritual mentors, planned for an entire incarnation.  This can mean that following our Road Map entails making one or more abrupt 90 degree turns … it can mean that we take action with one goal in mind and end up pursuing a very different one.

Life in 2011 is filled to overflowing with change.  We are evolving into an ascended being … we are creating a new Earth and moving forward within our Milky Way Galaxy.  The one facet of life on which we can absolutely depend is that our willingness to follow our individual Road Map to ascension will attract all that we need in order to do so.  Our task is to be alert … follow our intuitive guidance regardless of how incongruent it appears with physical plane reality … and to remember that we are evolving into the All Good.  Our Road Map does not mislead us … we simply must trust as we make our way around the curves.

Our Souls planned our individual Road Map to ensure our freewill opportunity to achieve ascension!  Godspeed to all!