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July 29, 2020 - "QUICKENED OF SPIRIT!"
“The Divine Spirit does not reside in any
except the joyful heart”
— The Talmud
“Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.” Revelation 15:1
"When one is quickened of Spirit, one's true thoughts are set to work and the subconscious states of error are broken up and dissolved." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 76
"The Creator laid down a law as fundamental as the law of gravity: no one is forced to evolve; only those who choose to inherit the powers of creation will do so. The Law of Freedom is inherent in the nature of reality." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 190
"Hatred and kindness, taking and giving, correction and instruction, life and death, these eight things are tools of reform. However, only the one who abides by the great change and who does not stand in its way can use them." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 123-4
"To be truly healed and quickened by the life more abundant, one must forget the past, and the limitations of the past, and offer every thought, every ounce of energy to Spirit, to be used in bringing God's kingdom of light and love and order and beauty and health into the earth, into the lives of all people." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 53
"John perceives now within the soul of Man, or that known as the collective unconscious, the souls of individual men are purified and tested on seven levels of consciousness." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 189
"To obtain satori (enlightenment), one must let go of the ego. To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give." Taisen Deshimaru, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 119
"It cannot be emphasized often enough that we draw spiritual tests to ourself by the very intensity of our desire to know God and to be worthy of Him. While life itself is ever presenting opportunities for growth and development, we are not cognizant of this until the soul is quickened." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 251
“The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience.” Henryk Skolimowski
"After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in heaven was opened,...” Revelation 15:5
Our theme for this year is "A year of Revelation and a clear 2020 vision" and considering the current unprecedented times we live in, we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity for the realization of a New Heaven.
The fourth of seven visions is revealed in chapters 12-14; The woman, the child and the dragon; the lamb and the hundred and forty-four thousand, two beasts, three angels and the reaping of the earth's harvest are the symbols presented in this vision. Our purified soul is prepared to give birth to the Christ level of awareness and, sense consciousness wants to consume this new awareness for its material pleasures. Higher consciousness prevails and expands its awareness of our unlimited potential and reaps (realizes) the blessings of peace, wholeness and abundance.
Written in a code decipherable only by those who are seeking enlightenment, the Book of Revelation is probably the most misunderstood book in the Bible. John first sought to provide words of comfort to the Christians of his day suffering persecutions that good would ultimately prevail. Secondly, and most importantly for us, he was laying out a road map of the spiritual journey for those who truly desire to live in a conscious awareness of Heaven as an ever present reality.
Couched in symbolic language in order to allow it to pass by his Roman jailers, John provided a metaphysical framework for understanding the Divine in earthly terms; parables, metaphors, analogies and symbolical language paint a picture of an ultimate reality, God & Heaven, that cannot be adequately conveyed by mere words. Metaphysics provides frameworks for understanding the absolute in relative terms.
Opened in the Realization of our Spiritual Reality, we are ready to express this awareness of peace in the midst of the judgement and the woes.
Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!
Please affirm with us: “I am Spirit guided in realizing peace, wholeness and abundance in unity!"
Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!
For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!
July 22, 2020 - "REALIZATION!"
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow
will be our doubts of today.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like the Son of Man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand!” Revelation 14:14
"We begin right where we are to bring forth the kingdom of God within us. Every problem of life can be successfully solved if we begin with the use of the I AM on the various planes of mind." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 71
"If a critical mass of the human population were to chose a godlike future, the devastation could be avoided, the birth could be graceful, the attractors could attract the vast majority of humanity." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 188
"Perfect nobility disregards the honours of state; Perfect richness ignores the wealth of the country; Perfect fulfilment ignores fame and glory, Alone of all, the Tao never alters." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 118
"The feeling that one is doing something to help in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven in the earth is great compensation for the hours of prayer and the effort to swing clear of the old commercial bondage and ways." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 75
"As the teachers in the world seek to have mankind glorify God, it is shown at a point that the pattern for earthly riches and success in the gratification of the senses is breaking up as the forces for balance in the world bring men into contact with the consequences of their prostitution of their higher faculties and talents," Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 187
"We carry within us the wonders we seek without us." Sir Thomas Browne, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 119
"By now we have learned many spiritual lessons and understand that the time has come for the outer or conscious self (earth) to be further refined (harvested, or the clusters of the vine gathered). This task is to be undertaken by our spiritual thoughts (angels) that forcibly expel the mortal beliefs (use a sharp sickle)." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 249-50
“Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.” Mahatma Gandhi
"Another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to the one who sat on the cloud, 'Use your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.'” Revelation 14:15
July 15, 2020 - "IDEAL MAN!"
“Our own self-realization
is the greatest service we can render the world.”
— Ramana Maharshi
“Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;” Revelation 14:6
"God created the fundamental ideas culminating in the idea of ideal man. This ideal man has power to mold God's creation into any manifestation he may choose." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 67
"There are many attendants at the birth of Universal Humanity... You are eagerly awaited by those who love you and have tended you throughout your gestation in the womb of Earth." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 183
"Is there some hidden cause that makes things as they are, whether they wish or not? Or is it just that everything moves and turns because it has no choice?" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 117
"In reality God is working out through His offspring that which He has conceived to be the ideal creation and life. But He has given us the power that He is, just as any wise father gives his son full freedom to become the son he feels sure that son will be." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 109
"However, the new experience that comes to each soul of the immanence of God as the source of all supply is limited to those who have exercised self-control throughout." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 187
"The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine." Sir James Jeans, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 119
"To this elevated consciousness, God's grand purpose is revealed... they are not given in the future tense but in the present tense. This is a reminder that there is no time in Spirit:" Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 249
“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.” Swami Sivananda
"Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14: 12
July 8, 2020 - "SUPERMIND!"
“In Christ Consciousness
the whole world — everyone and everything in it — is your own”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
“Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” Revelation 14:1
"Now that man has broken away from his limited visualizations and mentally grasped the unhampered ideas of the supermind, he is growing grandly bold and his technical pioneers are telling him that the achievements of yesterday are as nothing compared to those of tomorrow." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 64
"This is the purpose of the one hundred forty-five thousand: to act as intermediate links between self-consciousness and God-consciousness." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 180
"Does Heaven move? Does the Earth stand still? Do the sun and moon argue about where to go?" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 117
"The Christ Mind is the crystal-clear mind that is not blurred by the 'becoming' things of which the senses tell us, nor by the reports of the intellect which are records of man's experiments day by day." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 29
"John now observes, within the collective mind of man, the higher forces going into action... new experiences come about, not only in the presence of the Universal Forces, but also in that of the lower natures and the senses," Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 187
"Suddenly I stood still, filled with the realization that I had no body or mind. All I could see was one great illuminating Whole -- omnipresent, perfect, lucid and serene." Han Shan, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 116
"Christ is very real and with Him is a multitude of divine powers (a hundred and forty-four thousand)... to this elevated consciousness God's grand purpose is revealed." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 248-9
“Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached.” Ramakrishna
"And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing on their harps, and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders.” Revelation 14: 2-3
July 1, 2020 - "REAL MASTERY!"
“The happiness of a man in this life
does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
“And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars...” Revelation 12:1
"All the real mastery that man attains in the world has its roots in his mind, and when he opens up the mental realm in his being there are no unattainables." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind 63
"This 'wondrous sign' (great portent) is of the Daughter of Man, the feminine aspect of the Christlike potential of the human race, the other half of the divinity within us all." Barbara Marx Hubbard, The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth 172
"The form, colour, name and sound are in no way sufficient to capture or convey the truth, which is why it is said that the knowledgeable do not speak and those who speak are not knowledgeable." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 115
"Developing these latent powers and capacities of the inner man is the key that will open to us the kingdom and give us Christ mastery." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 90
"The woman -- or the mother -- earth; the source from which all materiality is to become a conscious thing -- and these are brought forth... ye have reached to that understanding of thy perfection with God; how in materiality ye may attune the attributes of self." Edgar Cayce, The Revelation: A Commentary 113
"You are sitting on the earth and you realize that this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth. You are there -- fully, personally, genuinely." Saint Augustine, Zen To Go, Jon Winokur 116
"When we attain this state of enlightenment we are aware of carrying within us a divine life which must be brought forth." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Be Ye Transformed, 241
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain
"If any one has an ear, let him hear: If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.” Revelation 13:9-10