After God Speaks

It is Spoken…

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The word of God comes through in a pure form, using the body and mind of a well-prepared human being as its vessel. It is transmitted, it is spoken, it is written. In ancient times you can envision a few faithful, gathered around the prophet, painstakingly documenting guidelines for a future that has been unlike the past. In these times, we can hit the record button, as the dedicated wife of a Messenger from God describes here.

Though who can be prepared for what comes next? The moment something pure comes into the world, it is at risk of entering into the very human, ambition-ridden, albeit well-intentioned peoples of a planet. It is gifted into the hands of those carrying a bitterness from religions in the past. It greets the ears of a young man who has only known Buddha. Somewhere, a woman in an isolated region finds the latest word of God, holds it close to her heart, and knows that sharing this with others could mean death. Elsewhere, another person hears the recording of The Initiation, and feels the call to action. Perhaps someone discovers God has spoken again, and can only agree with this if it means it makes him, too, a Messenger. Messages have always been met with these conditions and more.

The Death of a Prophet…

I am reading a book called After the Prophet, which tells an epic story of what happens after Muhammad’s death. So there are two things we are dealing with here, that I see- what happens when the original Messenger is gone, and what happens when the Voice of God touches down in the world. The message this carries for me, is that the people of a new revelation  have a lot of responsibility in the matter.

In After the Prophet, not one character in the story seems to contest the idea of one God, one Messenger. However, battle ensues to protect ideas. Blood is shed, and divides families and regions. Men attempt to carry on what the Messenger started, and most often with the declaration that they have been appointed by God. As I am in my early days of even understanding the life of Muhammad, please respect my minimal understanding of the life of this Messenger, and take my writing as merely a beginner’s observations.

What I continue to observe here, is that ambition and desire can be so strong, to pull us away from the original love and patience of God’s work in the world.

To be a student means you are not a master and you cannot take this Teaching and try to make money with it or do something with it or use it to be significant in the eyes of others. Whatever ambitions may exist, even unknowingly within you, will be flushed out over time.  – New Message from God Wikipedia

The Great Misunderstanding of “The Seal of the Prophet”

It was the final word, the final Messenger, for that time. The words of the bible and the Quran have been chronically misunderstood to mean that God will not speak again.

Never think that God has stopped communicating to the world. Never think that the final Message for all time has been given. This is human presumption. This is established to protect a belief and an ideology. –How God Speaks to the World

 

You will hear people proclaim that there can be no new prophet in the world. You will hear people say that Jesus was the only prophet. You will hear people say that Muhammad was the last prophet. There could be no more prophets. But this is ignorant and out of touch. This is saying that God has lost interest in the world and will send no further messages here to support humanity in its great needs. This is assuming that you know the will of God and the plan of God. It is this human presumption and assumption that blinds people and leads them astray. –Supporting the New Message from God

How can we best preserve and protect a New Revelation?

At some point after being struck by the reality that there IS a New Message from God in the world- after a long period of feeling that this message was for my personal growth only- I recognized that this has fallen upon my ears and eyes so that I may take care of it. I am a mother and a protector of a pure religion. I am not to teach it, explain it, interpret it, add to it, take away from it, or falsely represent it.

I think of the mistakes made in the past when God spoke. Despite the expected and frequent errors of the people, a few followers did communicate the original words. The Message was different then, as was its purpose and the needs of the world. I am listening for these new instructions, as God speaks to the clashing of religious ideology in the world, to alien intervention, to dangerous climate changes- all leading to the movement of people into physical and emotional territory they have never encountered.

May we consider our roles, and question even the smallest urge to take the Voice of God and put our ambitions behind it. May we forgive ourselves when we do- because we will. May we also remember where we have been before, and hold the compassion and patience that God would hold for those who err in the face of new thresholds.

One World Community: Is it Possible?

“Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s not looking good, is it? Some of our neighbors across the globe or right next door are demonstrating such violent opposition to sharing a country with someone who may want to pray for something different. In one area, women can run for president, in another they may be jailed for driving a car or killed for gaining an education. My newsfeed is littered with tabloid junk of celebrity gossip and religion-fueled explosions at the same time. All is appearing both silently repetitive yet the world is in flames on my computer screen. Call me crazy but I don’t think anyone wants to hold hands with their fellow woman just yet.

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But as species do not choose to become extinct, Dubai never hopes to sink into the ocean and I do not want my body to age, something is happening here beyond anyone’s hopes.

 Man naturally tends to believe that which he deems best for him, that which is in his immediate or remote interest; self-interest largely obscures logic. – The Urantia Book

This means like it or not, we have somewhere to go. This feels like a tipping point to me. I think there’s a possibility of failing at this, and coming out the other side in rough shape. My question is, how can we best adjust to this threshold of “growing up” as a planet? How can we face the future together without ruining ourselves and trying to run away from home to a new planet we know nothing about?

 “Humanity is developing into a one-world community and is also emerging into the Greater Community of Worlds. Together, this represents the greater context for individual and collective development.” – Greater Community Spirituality, Ch 27

 

 

the-universe-is-too-vast-and-our-technology-too-limited-to-successfully-locate-intelligent-life-onAnd what of the religion of the world? Religion has been helpful for people to get a grasp on how things work, to navigate the world, to cope with life and death, to work with the spiritual realm, and this vast universe of intelligent life, all of whom we can never meet. If we are to evolve and look out into space, then won’t these religions have to turn and look the same way? Thus, the evolution of religion.

Increasingly more people are turning to atheism due to the great disappointment and trauma that religions as twisted by humans have produced. I understand this, because I was disappointed to. It created a readiness inside me to hear the voice of God speak anew, even though I had not listened the first, second or third time previous.

New life needs to be breathed into the religions of the world! It would be, in a way, religions coming home to what they were originally intended to be at the core, before humans overlaid them with ridiculousness. Take away the idea that your culture, or even your planet, is the centerpiece of all creation, God’s favorite, and you have a spirituality that is united. To think that big, you must appreciate that we are not alone in the universe.

Marshall Vian Summers has spoken on this himself, as he has received the Greater Community Teachings. Here, he remarks:

Let us remember that the New Message from God is here to prepare you for living in a “new world” of environmental and economic change and for facing the Greater Community. It is here to teach you how to live with Grace and power for this purpose. Know the purpose and the need for the power and Grace becomes obvious. – Marshall Vian Summers

 

And below, The New Message on Religion. The voice of God is heard here.

 

So far, there are thousands of people in the world practicing the Way of Knowledge to develop the capacity to face the one world community that is on it’s way, like it or not. How can you manage this as gracefully as possible? If you’re like the average person, adolescence to adulthood wasn’t the prettiest, but with the right support and guidance from what is true, you make it.

Only the man and woman of Knowledge will have this great adaptive capability. In essence, they will be bringing spirituality into the world constantly, without the great burden of past traditions, interpretations or ecclesiastical studies or practices. They will not be carrying the past with them, like a great weight upon their shoulders. They will be able to step into the future, and what they bring into the future will be immediate and necessary. This will give the greatest possibility for success. – The Voice of God

15 Resolutions for the Wise

Hello All! Here are some resolutions from the Voice of God.

  1. Live in the Moment New Year 2015 formed from sparking digits over black backgroundLIVE IN THE MOMENT AND PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE. You are either really being in the moment, or you are not. You are either really preparing for the future, or you are not. But you cannot change the fundamental responsibility here. The New Message from God has been sent into the world to prepare you for the great change that is coming to the world. It is a lifeboat for humanity.
    Learn how to be more present.
  2. Prepare for the Future

    BEGIN TO PREPARE YOUR OWN LIFE FOR A FUTURE THAT WILL BE UNLIKE THE PAST. Begin with little things, and build from there—where you live, how you travel, where you work. Are these things going to be able to be sustained into the future? Are you where you need to be geographically? Are you with the people you need to be with? Are you doing the things you really need to be doing right now?
    Learn how to prepare for a future that will be unlike the past.

  3. Seize the Opportunity of the New Year

    LOOK AT THIS NEW YEAR WITH CONCERN BUT ALSO WITH HOPE, with confidence and with determination. See this New Year as an opportunity to mend the broken threads of the fabric of human life, to play your small but essential part in preparing yourself and others and indeed the world for the great challenges ahead and the hidden opportunity that they possess.

    Learn more about the opportunity of your Life.road20to20god20art_3

  4. This is Your Time

    THIS IS YOUR TIME, YOUR OPPORTUNITY. Do not neglect it. Do not overlook it. Do not set it aside for other priorities, for there is no greater priority than this. This is your time. It is a time of revelation. You are living in a time of revelation, where a New Message from God is being sent into the world.
    Learn how you are living in a time of Revelation.

  5. Have Confidence

    HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE THAT THE CREATOR OF ALL LIFE HAS GIVEN TO YOU, the deeper mind of Knowledge, the greater spiritual mind within you. Have confidence in the Knowledge that exists within the human family. And have confidence that with God’s assistance the human family can navigate the difficult times ahead.
    Learn how to have real confidence.

  6. Find Your Greater Strength

    FIND YOUR GREATER STRENGTH: If you have suffered with your weakness—you now have a chance to find your greater strength, and this will bring a certainty and a sense of security and direction that nothing in the world could provide for you.
    Learn how to become strong and discover true direction.

  7. Work Together

    SEE THE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER. This New Year will be a great one for humanity—great in the power of change that is occurring in the world and great in the opportunities it holds for individuals, groups and nations to see the need to work together.
    Learn the truth that nothing gets done alone.

  8. Serve the World

    SEE YOUR LIFE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF BEING OF SERVICE TO THE WORLD. If you can recognize the reality that you were sent into the world to serve the world in a specific way, if you can gain this vantage point and cultivate this awareness, then you can see that this year will be great—a year of change, a year where many signs will be given about the direction that humanity must go and the difficulties that lie ahead.
    Discover your unique opportunity to serve the world.

  9. Look and See

    LOOK AND SEE AND BE OPEN—without fear, without preference, without hope, without despair—but looking clearly to see, watching the signs. The signs will not be subtle. Signs at the level of the world are not subtle, but you must still look for them to see them, for they will be missed by many people.
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  10. Watch the Signs

    WATCH THE SIGNS. HEED THEM. But do not come to conclusions quickly, for the signs must build as if pieces of a puzzle were coming together—signs of what is coming, signs of what you must do in your own life to prepare and signs of what you can do yourself to strengthen others and to be a force for good in a world that will be undergoing tremendous change.
    Learn how to read the signs of the world.

  11. Do not Condemn

    DO NOT CONDEMN THE WORLD. DO NOT CONDEMN OTHERS. Take that fervor and that emotion and bring it to bear on your own life and circumstances. The person who is doing important work cannot be losing energy by condemning others, and the world does not need your condemnation. It is already full of condemnation. Do not add to its burden. And do not add to your burden. You are here to contribute, to accomplish certain tasks in alliance with certain people. You must prepare yourself for this.
    Learn how to contribute to – not condemn – the world.

  12. Do not Judge

    DO NOT THINK WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD DO. Do not tell yourself that everyone should do this or everyone should do that, for you are the one who must change. You are the one who must climb this mountain. You are the one who must find your greater strength and your greater gifts.
    Learn more about changing yourself.

  13. Look with Compassion

    LOOK UPON THE WORLD COMPASSIONATELY. What is happening in the world is the product of everyone’s participation. Everyone has been drawing from the well of life, and the well is shrinking. Great corruption and injustice exist within the world, but you must look upon this and listen for the power and the presence of Knowledge, or you will be dismayed and discouraged. You will live in fear and anger, and your greater strengths will remain out of reach and out of mind for you.
    Learn how to build compassion within.

  14. Open Your Inner Doors

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    OPEN THE DOORS WITHIN YOURSELF: This year is a great opportunity now to open the doors within yourself, to go beneath the surface of your mind and to realize you are living at a time of Revelation and that you have been blessed and called to receive this Revelation, to learn of it, to apply it, to study it.
    Learn how to open yourself to inner truth.

  15. Take the Journey

    TAKE THE JOURNEY IN STEPS TO KNOWLEDGE: The Book of Inner Knowing. As you take this journey, you will come closer to living the life you know you must life, able to make decisions to bring your life into balance and harmony and finding the people, place and purpose that will fulfill the need of your Soul.
    Begin the Journey in Steps to Knowledge today.

Caught on the Bridge

One of the teachings straight from the voice of God I find to be well worth a biannual listen at the very least, is Building a Bridge to a New Life. Finding the New Message as a young person, I was encouraged to really sit with this one, listen to it’s directives.

First I will post it here, for some context. Have a listen, no matter where you think you are in life.

7498659644_d81f4e452cI was talking to another Student on the other side of the planet yesterday who recognized this feeling of being right smack dab on the bridge. Kind of like being in the air, leaving on trapeze for the next. You identify with what’s behind still, but it is clearly not serving you. The New Life awaits right across, but you’re not quite living it yet. It would be painful to turn back, knowing what you know, yet for some reason you’re not ready for the rendezvous that lay ahead. For following what you Know within you, what you really know and not what sounds and looks good, can be a lonely, narrow and mysterious path.

Apparently the Voice of God wants us first to know that we will not understand this.

“The first requirement is to accept the great change that is happening and to leave the explanation open.” – Building a Bridge to a New Life

And what that might be like? Ask a practitioner of Steps to Knowledge who has been at this a while, and you will probably hear something that sounds like peaceful confusion. An acceptance of a direction without understanding the end point.

“Approaching the long bend around the side of the mountain, not sure what I will find, losing sight of where I came from, no turning back.” – Student of Knowledge, South Africa

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Once you notice how much time has been wasted, you will not want to follow those old habits.

“Now you must become watchful, discerning, patient, careful. In doing this, you will see how you have been wasting your life, your time, your energy, over meaningless pursuits and over thinking that would never lead to resolution—self-doubt, self-recrimination, judgment of others—and the immensely superficial conversation that most people continue to maintain around you.” –The New Message from God

It is the process of becoming a very responsible person in the world, who is inner directed and not seeking stimulation. It is purposeful, but not without its enjoyments. Take this quote below, which likely was referencing giving birth to a new being, but I hear it loud and clear about any one of us crossing the bridge and starting anew.

The responsibility of carrying and bringing a new life into this world is one that cannot be taken lightly. – Gloria Estefan

And in words of Marshall Vian Summers:

“When the mission becomes clear, there is no turning back. Then you must let wisdom guide your actions so you can navigate the turns, weather the adversity and seize upon the opportunities, which will naturally arise.”

Captive of my own ambitions

I think Patsy Cline meant that quote to be a positive thing. She felt captivated by her own dreams, as we all have been. I want to be wonderful and I want to the world to agree with me. I want recognition and reassurance. I want to point out here that to be captive is, well, not to be free.

Basically, you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you are meant to be.   –Bob Dylan

“Ambition to climb as high as you can dream”- said some poster in every high school classroom everywhere in America, paired with a man atop a snowy mountain or a black stallion blurred from speed (almost as rich as the kitten-hanging-from-a-tree poster that said “hang in there”.).

Said another way- “Stay limited to your mind, there’s nothing else to know.” What about all that happens beyond your imagination? Might your plans and schemes be missing a key component?

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“Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from inside is simply a series of defeats.” – George Orwell

 If you want a cathartic exercise for your mind and spirit keep a journal.

If you want to see how far ambition can lead you astray, hang on to these journals and read back to years prior to see who you were trying to be, and how that worked out for you.

Now, I will forever be self-mocking to get my points across, because I know the ways of being human well. I’ve been in a body for a while, not to mention having dealt with the burden/gift of a mind and of being a woman existing in this world….and have seen my ambition crop up. For the possibility that it may strike home for the reader, I shall review examples you.

Two years ago, my journal is fraught with whiny requests for money, to be loved, to be thin, to fulfill my purpose, to live in a fun neighborhood, to have a working band, to be a vital part of a spiritual community, to not lose out on my youth, to be a mother, to be a farmer, to be seen as a person with wisdom. I wanted to take everything I thought about how I should be and make it happen. I think I wanted to freeze time and move forward all at once.

Is it wrong to want these things? No way. Our minds need a framework, we need something. It was my approach, my ambition-based efforts that really did nothing.  I participate in many of those things now, but the road to getting there was kind of ugly and took some strange detours. Surprisingly, they were byproducts of following a mysterious path, which for long stretches of time felt like I was going nowhere. This path has led me to devotion that exceed those things listed. Ambition would have had me settle early with a completely inappropriate person, and I almost did. Ambition would have had me bring a child into the world before I was even grown up. It had me place labels on myself, and rules, deadlines, and lines I would not cross.

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The antidote to this, which brought me through? A lot of it had to do with people. Meeting people with whom I have a deep connection with, that needed me, right then or never. And to step up to the task, labels had to be shaken off. Dreams set aside. Fears simply allowed to exist. It is hard to say more than this, because the mystery is far less tangible than the lists I had made in my journals. Try this:

 “In choosing The Way of Knowledge you enter into the Mystery. In choosing the way of ambition you follow the ambitions of others.” – Wisdom from the Greater Community

When I look at the people I think I feel love or recognition with now, I do not know who they are to me. With ambition, I would label them. With patience, I would tend to them.

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.

With ambition I am working only based on what I know so far. I am projecting a plan into the immediate or far off future, in a past-referenced framework. Where is there room for mystery?

“The simplest act can express the Wisdom of the universe. When Knowledge is working through you, you will be as much in marvel of it as anyone else could be and perhaps more so because it is happening through your mind and body. For this to take place, ambitions must be left aside. Goals and desires for a happy, unfettered and uncomplicated life will either have to be abandoned completely or greatly altered. That is not to say you are choosing difficulty and duress. You are simply saying, “I must do this and I will accept what comes.”  -Ambition, Wikipedia

 

Opening the Door to Interdependence

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I am beginning to think that independence can lead to isolation, if it does not lead to relationship.

Independence is something that we can cling to for so long that it can begin to harden us, and suddenly we become afraid of loss. All lessons on the joy of sharing are lost. It is then a matter of protecting this independence.

I will speak from my experience that I have begun to gain independence only recently. On a personal level that means increased self-sufficiency, a great acceptance of being alone, a stronger foundation, healthier relationships that I am not dependent on, financial security, and greater flexibility to help others. I have space in my life, both physical space in my home and a clearer mind. There is no one who needs me to feed them right now, and my schedule is up to me. That is all I know right now. I am sure there is much more to know about this power and freedom.

10491094_701362683276743_1782697023388242020_nIt is beautiful, necessary, and I am learning about power in the process. However, I’ve started to look at this as unstable in the long run. What is all this independence for? All I need to do is look at an elderly woman I know who “just can’t seem to live with people” and “likes her solitude”, yet has few resources to help her survive through hard times and expresses a lack of purpose in the world. I am worried about her.If we hold on the this independent phase in life, we can truly miss out on strong, life-holding relationships.

The catch is, you have to give your life to something. Does this sound threatening?

You’d have to be responsible.

“Here you not only make room in your life for other relationships, but you give your life in service.”-Thresholds

 

I ask myself periodically if I’m ready for this greater threshold. I have begun to feel protective of my new found freedom, as if I have discovered a secret that every person, every woman should know. Being alone and doing everything possible to support myself is new territory. Sure, I would have preferred it happened earlier, but there is no room for regret now.
From this cautious perspective, making plans can appear restrictive. Every interaction comes into question. I am concerned about being drained. But I know there must be people to whom I must give myself.

“Because we live in a culture that worships independence, many of us tend to demonize any degree of dependence and see it as weakness. In order to avoid the judgments of others (and ourselves) many of us try to conceal the dependence that is intrinsic to our nature as humans. We are, after all interdependent, social beings that require involvement with others in order to meet our intrinsic physical and emotional needs and to grow and thrive.” –The Myth of Independence

 

At this point, I do not even yet know what Interdependence will feel like. I expect only that I will be rightfully disillusioned from my fantasies and fears about it. Below, this quote exposes us to a greater view of the word “marriage”:

“True marriage is when you exchange a small self for the greater self without losing your individuality.” –Relationships and Higher Purpose

I crave interdependence. I have heard that God is the sum of all relationships– so who am I to stand apart?

On days when my mind is ready, when I am close to myself and feeling a sense of my world, existing in space among many, the concept of interdependence expands to include our nations and peoples.

“As humanity’s idea of itself changes, its social institutions and structures will change as well. Fundamentally, you will begin to see yourself as a member of your world, not simply as a member of a nation or of a group or of a religion or of a culture or of an extended family or of a political persuasion. All of these things will be overshadowed by the presence of the Greater Community, which will make them increasingly insignificant. As this realization is passed from one generation to another, national interests will change, with a greater emphasis on interdepence with other nations and on mutual survival and well-being.” -Greater Community Spirituality, Marshall Vian Summers

 

May we immerse ourselves in shared identity, only after passing through the strength-building rite of passage that is human independence.

May we lose our fear of joining, and walk into the hearts of others.

May we accept the blessing of the Great Love.

Hear this man, who has witnessed the voice of God, speak on the symptoms of being out of relationship, and has experienced a restoration through what is known to us as the New Message from God.

8 Universal Truths About Women

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You know by now that women have been historically oppressed around the world.

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But what might not pop into your awareness are the consequences of this, and the truths that run deeper than simply giving women a vote and equal pay.  I share with you 8 things that this planet would benefit from knowing about the plan for women’s ascension.

 

 

 

1) We are fiercely feared by men. Deeply engrained, but not too deep to undo, is a fear of the true power of women. It is nearly impossible to do some clear and wise thinking through fear. What has been the response to fear? Oppression.

“When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.” -Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis

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“Men have been so afraid of women’s power that they have denied them of their natural-born roles” – The Age of Women

 

 

 

 

2) We’re meant to be epic empaths. One of the natural abilities of women is to share and understand another’s experience. Below is a quote regarding the nature of the feminine throughout the universe of intelligent life, ready or not!

“In planetary races very different from your own, the feminine is recognized as being more receptive to the direction of spirit, or God, while men in general—in most situations, the male aspect—are more competent in physical or practical measures” –The New Message from God

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This empathy has been drastically misunderstood and suppressed.

“Female empathy has a tremendous magnetism. Back in the Middle Ages they were being persecuted and accused of witchcraft. Modern ‘witches’ become opinion leaders, trends creators, or lonely meditative secludes, unable to handle the flow of attention and people’s demands.” – Sofia Siberia

3) Holding back women actually holds back the evolution of Earth and could be to our demise. The thing about keeping women’s power in check by the standard of men’s imagination is that no one gets to grow.

“If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression.”-Toni Morrison 

To continue to deny women power in leadership roles is a huge mistake for the planet.

“The world today would look different if women were allowed to ascend. It would not be magically wonderful. It would have many problems still, but you would have fewer people in the world today and would be better prepared for the Great Waves of Change that are coming to the world…. And there would be greater and wiser leadership within the realm of religion and spirituality.” – The Age of Women

4) In rare cases, women can become great seers. For women who have this destiny, it is vital to prepare.

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“Seers, however, are a very rare role and require a very special preparation. If someone who has the gift of vision is not well grounded as a human being, is not strong in the Four Pillars of their life—their relationships, their health, their work and their spiritual development—their vision can be greatly misapplied and misinterpreted … There are very few individuals who can be seers and not all of them will be women, but these gifts have been given to the feminine in far greater abundance, and there are women today who are meant to be seers. That is their purpose.” – Seers

 

“A seer can know of things which are past, and also of things which are to come, and by them shall all things be revealed, or, rather, shall secret things be made manifest, and hidden things shall come to light.”- Mormon Women as Natural Seers, Ian Barber 

5) Women are never the possession of men, regardless of what culture will say. Women are still screaming to get the world to listen: “This body is mine!” in protests around the world against rape and other horrific crimes against women. That is where we are now. In addition to this, our lives are our own, our paths, our destinies.

“Until recently, in most societies in the world, women were considered to be simply the possession of men—a valuable possession, but a possession, something you could buy or sell or trade or destroy—and that is one of the reasons that human civilization has progressed so very slowly.”- The Age of Women72582728_020450883-1

6) One way to cultivate a girl’s natural abilities for her future is to separate them from boys at an early age. 

“Sexuality prematurely is damaging. It is preemptive. It shifts a person’s focus before they have gained a sense of themselves and their direction in life. And it is true that young boys and girls who had not had a lot of social exposure in this way later went on to become real contributors and successful in their endeavors in life.” – Quotes about Children

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“In everyday life in schools, romantic meanings infuse some ritualized interaction between groups of boys and girls (such as ‘chase and kiss’)…Cross-sex interactions are fraught with being teased about “liking” someone of the opposite sex.” –Education and Gender Equality

7) Women are not meant to displace men in any way. Though it may seem at times that feminist arguments may be to push men aside and take over, this is not what is meant to be.

“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary WollstonecraftA Vindication of the Rights of Woman

“Nature expresses itself differently within different contexts, and while there will still be women who will be marvelous leaders of commerce and political leaders, and there will still be men who will be superb at being religious teachers and leaders, there is a natural orientation that gives the feminine, the woman, the advantage.” – The New Message from God

8) A woman’s role may be to fly solo. Hard to swallow? Below is one of the heaviest statements I have ever read, but an undeniable Universal Truth at the same time:

“The great spiritual leadership in the time to come will be primarily given to women, for this is the Age of the Women. Part of the restructuring of society is for this purpose, and it is happening naturally. Therefore, many women will become true leaders. The disappointment for these women is that they cannot take men with them. These women I speak of who have a true calling to be spiritual leaders, rarely will they be able to take a man with them.That is part of their maturity. It is going unchaperoned into a greater life.” – Wisdom from the Greater Community

“Not every woman is meant to be a mother in a household. To deny them their greater purpose and expression in the world is to deny humanity the benefit of their gifts and to imprison them. This was never God’s will and intent. Women were not created merely to be servants to men. They have their own purpose and destiny in the world.” – Religion and Politics

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May you be with these realities about the destiny of our planet. We have long needed strong and free women in this world who decide to take the path that is most natural- one that walks to God. These women will never truly walk alone.

 

Is it my purpose, or did I make it up?

“Without Knowledge, you will identify with your mind. You will think that your mind is who you are. You will think that your thoughts represent you, define you, govern you and determine your experience.” – Greater Community Spirituality

 

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When you’re in the middle of learning, it’s not easy to see your progress. Quite often, people give themselves a label mid-progress. You’ve done it. You look around, your human brain puts some pieces together, combined with some past experiences, and you whip up a decision based on all of that. Clearly you were destined for this job, this relationship, it’s all coming together!

You’ve just justified your current position. Good job.

Did you know that this shuts you off from the journey you’re on? I’m happy for you that you are aware of your greatness and all, but there is so much more than our plans.

You’ve heard the saying “Want to make God laugh, tell [him/her/God] your plans.” Well, whether you get nauseous with the word “God” or you consider yourself part of one of the world’s religions- Guess what?! You’re here, and you didn’t send yourself here with a blueprint of your creating.

“The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.” – Eckhart Tolle

 

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Part of it is that we are uncomfortable with not knowing. We love reasons.

“You may feel quite insecure when you enter these states of unknowing, but in reality this is coming into the clear within yourself. This is being without resolutions but with an open and inquiring mind. This is not a passive approach. It is highly active because here you must be very attentive, very focused and ready to act.” -Greater Community Spirituality.

 

So your purpose is greater than you think.

Another thing to remember is that your purpose must relate to this world in a way. Why would you be placed here for a brief time in a body, if your purpose was do to intergalactic battle, or play with angels, or engage in mental fantasy or exist in seclusion? Simply said, it is sometimes thought that you have something other to do than be here now. It is a constant struggle to stay separate from reality. Who’s winning? Does it sound disappointing to you that you came here to be here? Were you hoping your purpose was a bit more magical?

“Everyone was sent into the world to be in the world at this time, to face these great and emerging circumstances. So to claim it is too much for you is simply to admit your weakness and to not recognize your responsibility to prepare.” – The New Message

It’s quite possible that Oprah gets it. Below, she mentions adds the word “calling” to the mix. Perhaps calling can be defined by what your purpose asks of you. It is something that requires an answer, based on the skills you’ve accrued by participating with your purpose in life.

“There is no greater gift you can I’ve or receive by honoring your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah

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Here, the Dalai Lama discusses compassion among other things as skills to be with your purpose.

And one man’s testimony in Germany regarding his way of finding his purpose- I like this one because of his eloquence in speaking, combined with a truth that just cuts to the point- hard to argue with.

To stop labeling yourself, which is to stand up from the side of the road and continue following the signs, is to truly follow a path to freedom. It is a restoring, revitalizing way of being. This is a great life you live, far greater than you can feel with your hands or see with your eyes.

Come as you are, without definition.

The Seven Secrets to Hearing God’s Voice

God speaking to the world through individuals is what has kept the light aflame within earthly religions. Have you considered how people come closer to God – how they participate and truly hear? With some research, I have compiled the seven most successful secrets to hearing God’s voice.

Secret One: Release attachment from ideas. I have noticed that though I may carry ideas and past associations, hearing God’s voice is in part just listening below the ideas themselves. God won’t speak to your ideas- so allowing them to pass over like clouds, and suspending the intellect for a time, is key.

“You must become still and listen with your heart here. Your ideas will be struggling. They will be struggling to keep up. They will be trying to calculate and comprehend this, but they cannot, you see. For this is not a message for the intellect.” – How God Speaks to the World

Here is a video related to listening below these ideas:

Secret Two: You are not a passive observer. A challenging secret to hearing God’s voice is to be an active participant in the relationship. Can you prepare? Do you think God would want to give you a great request if you were not prepared?

“We can’t be passive, sit back and just expect that we will hear God without preparing ourselves in any way” – Soul Shepherding

Secret Three: Practice. Another secret well known to a consistent man or woman of God would be practice. How has the voice I trusted served me in the past? Looking at the outcome, was this God speaking to me, or my desires?

“It is by practicing, by reason of use, that we are able to discern whether what we hear is of God” – Seven Keys to Hearing God’s Voice

Seven secrets to hearing God's voiceSecret Four: Allow the mind to rest. Described below in a teaching of the New Message from God, we need reprieve to receive!

“Therefore, the student seeks to give the mind reprieve and rest so that it can restore itself and renew itself. This rest is needed if the mind is to be employed for greater things, if it is to be focused and directed, if it is to be effective as a tool for perception and a tool for communication.” – Parting the Veil of the Mind

Secret Five: An honest approach. I have been told that I must not be with a person while wanting from them. Well, I must not be with God in a state of wanting, begging. I do not know what to teach myself, and I do not understand my situation clearly, always. An honest approach leaves space for God to come in. It leaves room for the mystery.

“God does not reveal Himself to every casual onlooker who would take sacred things and play with them like toys. I have known some adults who treated the gifts of God as if they were just little baubles to play with. To please God and to receive counsel from Him, people must be both determined and serious.” – Pat’s Perspective

“True honesty brings about the ability to wait, the ability to evaluate oneself constructively, the ability to discern, the ability to not speak when that is appropriate, the ability to speak when that is appropriate, the ability to follow a Greater Power within you, the ability to abide with what is known, and the ability to avoid or step away from what is harmful or untrue”- Wisdom from the Greater Community, Vol. 2: Honesty

Secret Six: Accept that God may say “no” more than “yes.” God’s voice will not sound like you want it to all the time. Many people report feeling a sense of restraint that proves to be life saving.

“[God] will hold you back from many things. You are not used to holding yourself back, and that is why your life has been a series of dilemmas and even catastrophes. It is going to save you for something greater. But first, you must stop committing the same mistakes, making the same foolish assumptions, the same mindless decisions. You must slow down. You must stop. You must take time to practice listening—listening for Knowledge, listening to develop the listening ability, the intention and the capacity within yourself.” – Listening for Knowledge

Secret Seven: Time. Even if you follow all of the secrets, you have a lifetime of unlearning to do! Patience with yourself here is important. You will not be able to unlock the mystery of God’s voice, and you will not be able to hear it overnight, or even be certain every single time. 

“This will take time because you are undoing years and years of habit, years and years of preoccupation, years and years of self-obsession or the obsession over other things or people. You are counteracting your social conditioning, which is powerful and overwhelming until you break free of it. So this will take time and daily application.” – Listening for Knowledge

Blessings on your journey, and may you hear what must be done in your life.

To “Die Before You Die”

What does it mean to “Die before you die?” When you hear this, does your mind conjure images of near-death experiences where a light is seen- perhaps the light that illuminates your life and brings clarity, therefore creating a “born again” experience? Is this a Christian concept? Muslim? New Age? Is it a good thing? What has God said about this before, and what does God say now?

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The Islamic mystic Abd al-Kader wrote of this. He said,

“There are two types of death: one which is inevitable and common to all, and one which is voluntary and experienced by a few. It is the second death which Muhammad prescribed saying, ‘Die before you die.’ Those who die this voluntary death are resurrected.”

Eckhardt Tolle directly tells us that this is “a secret” and all that matters, here:

“Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.”

From these quotes we find this preliminary death as one that is 1) a choice and 2) An unburdening. It is a series of actions that we need to take to release ourselves from.. ourselves, apparently!

The voice of God now, through the New Message from God, says the following on this unburdening:

“God’s first purpose is to unburden you. This is the process of unburdening. Liberation from the past will occur as you engage with Knowledge because Knowledge is not oriented toward your past. It only seeks to lead you forward. As you can be led forward and find your way, then the past will become ever more distant and remote to you. The memories, the difficulties, the tragedies and the happiness will all fade. This will enable you to be more and more present in the moment, more whole within yourself and more open to others”truther-memes-remove-the-ego

This release of the ego can feel like a great loss, a great emptiness at first. A death of your ideas & former identity before it is replaced by a new one can be confounding. Who is ready to “die” like this? It must take great courage to stand on a bridge between old and new.

Is this so different than our fears of actual death? Do people not commit suicide because their ideas of self are not being fulfilled? There is a lot to consider here.

“As your identity becomes founded in Knowledge and not merely on ideas, speculation or beliefs, you will begin to experience the permanence and security that only Knowledge can bestow. As you realize that your true life is changeless, then you will feel free to allow it to express itself in changing circumstances. Here you will escape all fear of death and destruction.” – from Steps to Knowledge

I wondered what would occur if we did not seek this first definition of death- the stripping away. The picture of that life is painted here:

“It is when you stop meeting challenges that your life begins to wane and that the process of death begins for you. Whenever you stop meeting challenges, you begin to die. As long as you meet challenges, you will exert life, you will stimulate life and you will have life.” – from Relationships & Higher Purpose

You have seen this before, no? Someone who has stopped trying, whose mind has become rigid because they stopped stirring the cement?

Let this not be us, who seek to be free. The voice of God has spoken on the Great Unburdening over time, and speaks to us now as we prepare to face far greater challenges than simply our egos.

Further reading on death

What is Knowledge vs ideas, as mentioned above?