Treatise on “Free Will”

Do we really have “Free Will?” Well, sort of, but only if we exercise it…and it’s not free. It takes a lot of effort and exercise.

If we think free will is doing “whatever I want,” we are right, but what do we really want? Do we want the money, the toys, the prestige? Does that bring us happiness? Not really…we want the happiness that true free will creates.  We limit our free will by thinking that the spiff, the bling, is what we want.

Free will comes from control…self control. Knowing what we want and controlling ourselves to get there, is the ultimate free will. Freedom means free from our controlling mind.  Being in our hearts or our God-self is the true freedom. We limit our free will by what we do.There are many forces that are trying to control us, and that is what is taking away our freedom.

The “will” of free will is our attention and intention..what we focus on. That becomes free when we control it. So for all of us control “freaks” this is something to focus our attention on…our will. To have an iron will means that we control our minds..by quieting it, and looking beneath all the advertisers and the media, (for one thing) that are trying to keep us in fear… and start living in love and compassion.

Compassion comes from  accepting things just as they are. They may not be as we like them, but they are the way they are. We need to accept the present situation. Once we are not tied up in knots about how everything should change, we might be quiet enough to hear….from our hearts….how WE can change to make the situation better.

So just look at things as are, and quiet down and listen…for the solution..or maybe just the next thing that can be done.

“Mind Control”

So why do I keep repeating myself….God is wihin us…our healing comes from within…etc??

Well, that is the first thing that one needs to really know, who and where GOD IS, and where healing comes from. Once we get that … and that’s the most challenging, everything else follows.

So let’s discuss this “mind control” thing.

First of all, our mind created our present situation. This “present” situation is really all there is, but our mind is always taking us back into our past or projecting our past into the future. It makes our present reality based on things that happened in the past. It compares things that we are going through to things that happened in the past. It makes a judgment on those things and tells us how it will turn out, and they are mostly negative. That way it can remain in control, and the present reality can stay as it is. It doesn’t want change, and it doesn’t want you to “get better,” because then you won’t need it as much. It surely doesn’t want us to realize that there is something else but it..our Divine self…which is our real Self. Once we know that we don’t need the mind, except for making plans, everyday, mundane decisions, and to keep us breathing. We will never get well until we access our True Selves.

We do that by focusing on ourselves…what do we want…what is our “calling.”  I don’t mean selfishly, like what I can get, no matter what happens to other people. It means to ask what is best for me and therefore, all of Creation. That begins to quiet the mind. Have you ever had a new idea, a new inspiration? Did that come from you thinking about it, or did it just appear? That’s our inner selves communicating with us. That’s where healing comes from.

So put the mind back where it should be, in second position. I’m not saying this is an easy task, but, as all Truth, it is very simple. Just begin to think on God. Think on Creation as everything there is. Begin to just watch ourselves think..all the thoughts, fears, guilt and shame that come bubbling up from our subconscious.  Just watch them, and then let them go. They are not yours. They are figments and they want to trap us. Just think of everything is as it should be. That will destroy mind control. Our mind traps us into thinking that it should be different. That this situation is not right..someone did us wrong….it their fault. It tells us that we did everything right, so its someone else responsibility to fix our lives. Remember we are totally responsible for where we are, and where we are going. It’s not someone, it’s us!!!!

Healing from a GOD Perspective

So, again, where does Healing come from? Again, from within ourselves. We are sick in ourselves, so it follows that healing must also be there. If it had to come from somewhere outside of us, we would be dependent on that external force. Our mind wants us to think…believe that some outside entity made us sick, so we would have to depend on it, to get what we want. That way it can remain in control. We need our minds, obviously, to live in this world, but it should not control us. Our healing comes from our Hearts, where God resides. It is our Eternalness that is Perfect and Complete, and if we really are, we will manifest it in our lives. That means healing, peace and abundance. It really comes from Love, the all powerful force in the Universe. All we need to do is access It and things begin to change.

We creators of our Existence..the Ultimate Creators….Sacred and Holy. We create what we think and know of ourselves, so if we know that we really are healed in our GOD-Self, it must happen, and so many other things also.

So search after the God within you, because that is where it all is. One sage the whole Universe is in the smallest particle, so everything is right there, where it should be.

That “where it should be” statement is very powerful. We must realize that everything as it is, is Perfect, because that’s the way it is, and Creation is perfect. We don’t need to know why or how, we just need to know, and once we do, we have the right perspective on who we are, and what we are made of…the Perfect Creation.

I know that’s hard to grasp, but just think about it for a second. If we are the example of a Perfect Creation, and a part of GOD within us, then healing isn’t a problem. It’s already there; we just need to make it a part of ourselves.

So begin to visualize that part of us that is GOD, and things will just fall into place. The more you realize the GOD within, the more you will know that the whole you is GOD. Cool, isn’t it. What else can you be, as He is everywhere, everything and throughout time.

FINDING A HEALING GOD

Now we will relate the GOD within us to healing, because that’s what we all really want. Once we are healed, everything else falls into place…Right ?!

We have the energy and ambition to go after what completes us and makes us happy!!

So, first we are totally responsible, and, therefore, in control. Second, there is an element of control put upon us by internal and external forces.So if we start from the first place, we are the only one that can and will “Heal.” Second, we have to get rid of the internal and external controlling factors. They are our own mind, and other “minds.” Our own mind likes to have us thinking about the past and future and not the present, because if we stayed in the present, we would know who we really are, and not need the mind anymore. It’s a controlling force. Other minds are trying to keep our “vibration” down, so we think less of ourselves, and, therefore, serve them.

So the “trick” is to not let any mind keep us from being in the present, from where we see ourselves as we really are….Healthy, vibrant and creating a wonderful for ourselves and and the whole universe. The present is where God is, and what He made us to experience. So the more we are there, the closer we to Him. Simple isn’t it…All truth is.

Next time we will discuss how to control minds. Cool huh!

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GOD Things from a new perspective

I have written only very occasionally over the last 4-5 years…I think mostly because i didn’t know what to say. I had something on the inside of me that wanted to come out, but I was unsatisfied with what I was learning.

I was in a Christian church setting, which was good. I was learning about God, but I wasn’t seeing changes in me and in other people. I became disillusioned with the way things were going. Then I “ran into” someone who introduced me to an organization that was teaching the secrets of the “rich.” They began to open my eyes. There are thing we don’t know, and some are being hidden from intentionally, by people who want to keep their position. It’s a natural thing, protect our ego. It’s also known that most of the time (like 90% or more) that even with this “secret knowledge” the 90% don’t use it. So why not keep it secret….

Well the secret is out. It’s all over the place.Everyone and everything is trying to tell us what it is….and that is the start of the story that will take a lifetime to tell.

So here goes….

The first secret I was told was that we are all responsible for where we are. Ever hear that before?? I mean really hear it. Do we complain about our life situation? Do we blame others for us not reaching our goals? Do distractions (TV, the internet) come against us. Do we “deserve a break.” Yep…I do. But then am I being responsible for my life, or am I giving it to someone….something else. More on that later (I don’t know when. I am following my heart. You’ll understand that later.)

The second thing, that relates to the first, is control, as in who is trying to control you? #1 is the “rich” the people in control of the media we all get distracted by (I know, bad grammar, but this a blog not a term paper, and its my style of writing.) Learning how they do that is part of becoming totally responsible…I mean totally….

So, since this about GOD things, we should talk about Him. He is the creator of the Everything That Is. So what does that mean. Well physics has come up with an explanation on how He did it. Simply put, he wanted a way to be self aware. It started with a void. A void is everything, but also nothing, because there is nothing to know (hard to describe, but stick with me.) So in order to “see Himself” he created the first form. The the circle that most basic, simplest form known. It can be seen as a planet, the sun, stars and many other things. Then created another circle on the edge of the first circle…and another….and another, until we get to today. If you want to know more about that, research Sacred Geometry, and we will talk more about it too.

Anyway since we know have a plausible solution to the creation issue, let’s move on to us. Since we all came from a circle, we are all the “same.” In other words we are made up of the same stuff. That not only means us, but everything…the trees and rocks and planet and stars and galaxies. It’s also known by science that everything has a vibration. In other words, everything has existence…is alive in one way or another. Jesus said he came to give life, not to take it. Sounds about right, doesn’t it. Now this is a deep subject that we will expanding on as we go.

So back to control and being 100% responsible. Does “giving our life to Jesus” sound like being 100% responsible, or maybe something like control. I never read in the Bible where Jesus said to do that, but that is what most churches that I attended said. Now that doesn’t mean we go our own way. We have a marvelous way of screwing things up, don’t we. It just means that we don’t depend on someone else to “save” us. I have seen too many people completely commit to Jesus that Christianity teaches, and then when things don’t work out as they plan, they blame HIM. Well what do you expect, when we all are taught to give ourselves to someone outside of us. In reality GOD…Jesus, if you like, is really in us…part of Him. We are self aware, just Him, and just like all creation…All That Is, is all self aware to some extent. When we realize that, it changes our perspective. We are all connected, so when you hurt yourself, or someone else, you are hurting All That Is….and that is you/me!!! We are the same, because we came from the same Creator….That is huge!!! More so we realize that we are creating our own reality…our own life, because that is a part of being self aware. That is why we are totally responsible for ourselves. It comes right back to the first point. God does not want us to give ourselves away. He want us to create our life the way we want it to be. That doesn’t mean selfishly getting money or possessions. They just end up controlling us. He want to be in our purpose…to be with Him!!!!

So how do we “be with Him?” Well, it started with a circle and went from there, there is a purpose for each of us…and it’s on the inside of us…coming from the first circle….built in…ready for us to fulfill, follow our destiny. That is also a huge subject..that we will definitely get more into, as we progress.

So that is it for now. Don’t want to overload with too much stuff. Just stay focused on the the 2 points…be totally responsible and realize control!

Where’s our place?

Where is our place? Where do we fit in? It says somewhere (I know where. I challenge you to find it.) that we all are one body, with many parts, each of us fitted together to create a good working unit. That sounds like there is a Plan, one that allows us the freedom to be who we are, but still, be a part of something greater than us. The Creator of the Universe is perfect and has a perfect place for us!! Isn’t that comforting, compelling, and exciting!! Might be a good idea to get to know Him, and then find out what He has for you. But how do I know Him…I’m such a worm, not really worthy to enter into His Presence. Well, he provided a Way for all of us to do that. Yes, no matter who we are, what we have done; He includes all of us. In fact, more than anything, He wants us to come to Him, and get what we need. I challenge you to discover Him and His Way!!!

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Since there are so many comments (over 800) on this post, I thought I would add something to it.

I have talked about God many times in this blog, but as this is an old post, my focus has changed.

The challenge is still there…to discover Him!

The Way is different than it was. It was outward focused…like Someone did something for you, and all you need to do is accept it…and your life will change.

I discovered that someone doing something for you will never make you change. It might help, but You need to be the one to do that something.

Forgiveness is one of those things. It matters very little if someone else forgives you. You will never release the guilt and shame until YOU forgive Yourself.

It says somewhere…again go find it yourself…that at the end of your life, you will judge yourself. You know you will be the hardest judge there is.

If you have forgiven yourself, and have moved on, there will be nothing to judge.

There are other steps I can help you with that are individually crafted for your situation.

So here’s the next challenge!!!

Go deeper!

Take a risk!

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Thoughts on Getting “There”

Where is “There” anyway…Heaven, Nirvana. I really don’t care what one calls it, the point is, everyone knows and wants to get there. The issue is how??? How about “living a good life?” That might do it, but one never knows, and who ever lived a good life?” There’s only one person who even came close…So the might and the good life are out. How about following “your path.” Who picked the path..you did of course. Isn’t there something about deception not known until someone else reveals it to us. Could be my path is inherently deceptive. If everyone’s path is right for them…and we must accept it as it is, that kinds plays with our mind when we think about murders and pedophiles, doesn’t it. They have an awful strange God, one that they probably made up. Could it be we have made ours up too? So the good life and our path thing doesn’t seem to work. There must be A path, and there must be a Way to get there in spite of not living a good life. Seems like God’s going to have to have a Plan, only one of them, and He must have created something/someone to clean us up so we can “get there.” I challenge you to find it/Him!!

The Past and Forgiveness

I read a devotional the other day, and the same idea in one this morning. The first one said, “Forgive the past until it is no longer there.”Wow, could that ever happen? Could I ever be a “man with no past.” (Is there a movie about that, Clint Eastwood, maybe…anyway) The one today said, forgive the past until it has no power over you anymore. Well that’s maybe more “realistic.” Everyone has a past, right, but maybe if we didn’t have one, it couldn’t come back to haunt us. You know our sins are as far as east is from the west and He doesn’t remember them. (That’s in the Bible.) So if the Creator of the Universe chooses not to  remember them, we shouldn’t either. I been spoken over recently, and they said that I am rejecting myself and my immune system is turning itself on itself (me.) Hmm, could that be my past, or its unforgiveness? Another lady sang to me, “Why don’t you give everything to Me, and I will take it and bring you Everything you need, not everything you want. There is a great destiny for you.” Don’t how that can happen unless the power of the past is broken! But hurry, the Change is coming soon.

Faith Crisis..from a devotional

I was reading a devotional last before going to bed. It was from a missionary in Haiti, who went thru the devastation of the earthquake there. His faith was shaken when he saw his congregation utterly decimated. He was honest when he said that he talked to God about it. They had a great conversation, mostly him telling God about his doubts of His love and where was it thru this trial. I wonder what happens to us when we encounter rough times. Is our faith shaken? Do we “go on strike’ in our relationship with Him? Do we withdraw, or do we draw closer? Do we say “why God” or do we read the end of Proverbs and say “I don’t know Your Ways, but I do trust You to bring me through, just as you always have, and even if you don’t, I will never quit in my faith.” What does God reward?…Faith… even in the most “un-understandable” of times, for who else is there to turn to….

Are we any different?

In Jeremiah, he is saying that the evilness will recompensed. That means they will get theirs….So what makes us think that we will get away with “it,” that we will go “unpunished?” Do we think we are good enough, and Everyone will overlook our faults, our deep dark secrets? Hardly, we beat our self up knowing them. How much more does our Creator know about them. It doesn’t mean He beats us up. God is the one who saves us from them. It’s called Love.