God’s most precious commodity – Where does God live?

July 9, 2015

The real house of GodJust like the trust you place in “OnStar” after activating service for your new car, so do you need to activate and place your trust in drawing nearer to God by caring for His temple (you) and continuously reading His word,” says, H. Dele Davies, MD, author of The Real House of God – Unleash the Full Power of God’s Spirit Within You.

Davies reminds us that it is impossible to have complete trust in someone you do not know and who you do not have a strong relationship with. The storms of life can drain all hope from you without a trusting person to rely upon.

Davies uses metaphors comparing our three body parts (body, mind, spirit) to a Jewish temple’s outer courtyard, middle room (Holy Place) and inner room (Most Holy Place).

All these metaphors are wonderful examples (along with comparable scriptures and stories) on how to bring the spirit of God into our world.

Davies spends a lot of time reminding us that we do not need to wait before we can meet God in church – we carry Him everywhere we go in our body. Just like Jesus; everywhere He went He took the temple of God with Him.

At the end of many of the chapters (Davies refers to them as sessions) there is support material in the way of Prayers, Questions to Ponder and Prayer Points. The structure Davies uses is helpful to make this book a daily read, and re-read throughout the year — or, used for an entire lifetime.

Davies opens our internal emotional wounds by elaborating on in-depth detail of characteristics that hold us hostage in the world. Here is just the tip of the iceberg:

– Selfishness and self-aggrandizement
– Failure to accept forgiveness
– Holding grudges
– Desecrating God’s bodily temple
– Understanding salvation is a free gift from God
– Holding mainstream media as an honorable standard to be desired
– False sense of superiority over others

Davies exclaims, “God will only set up a temporary presence within us, and contingent on the conditions and hearts of the people who form the body of the church – God’s preferred temple is you.”

Bible on standMore importantly, Davies provides a list of wonderful examples (these are just a few) of “you love Him when you ….”
– Worship and praise Him
– Willing to put aside your own ego
– Forgive and pray for others who have hurt you
– Refuse to keep a record of those who have wronged you

The Real House of God made me think deeply about my current practices getting to know more about God through His word. It stirred my inner temple to action by delving into many of the scriptures he shares to prove his point.

With historical scriptural research and his use of symbolism, Davies would move many people to more easily draw closer to His word.

You are God’s most precious commodity. Now you know where He lives.

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Marines Practice Mindfulness – Eureka! Could Corporate America Be Next?

January 25, 2013

I am so excited!  The Associated Press just posted a story about Marines and mindfulness training.  You can read more about the article HERE.

MP900414112Wow, this was such a great moment for me when I finished reading the article.  I realized, like I stated in my blog from October 4, 2012, that Corporate America could stand a little mindfulness training themselves.

Here’s what the military says about mindfulness, “It’s like doing push-ups for the brain.”

I suggest that they are going to find out that the outcome of this mindfulness training is about more than just push-ups for the brain.  Our minds are more powerful than we can ever imagine, but not until we learn to quiet them.

Here’s my definition of mindfulness:

Mindfulness allows you to become present and aware of everything you are doing (sitting, eating, talking, driving, etc.) moment to moment, not the past nor the future, but the present moment.  The practice alleviates the wandering of all the multitude of negative, judgmental, envious, jealousy, angry and other thoughts and emotions that make us suffer.

One of the practices of mindfulness is meditation.

It is my solemn belief that the practice of meditation will open these military personnel to something even more powerful than they can imagine.

Even though the military defends their position that this is not tied to any religious practice, I, again, suggest that this practice of going within, a spiritual practice, gets us more in touch with our creator, whatever you want to call it, God, Buddha, Yahweh, Divine, Source, etc.

What a shame that our society has confused the institution of religion, us against them separation created by man not God, versus the practice of spirituality, a direct pipeline to universal consciousness that allows us to discover our authentic self and the gifts that God has graced us with.

MP900438394Meditation fills us with a knowingness like nothing we’ve ever experienced before.  It changes us and shapes a new perspective for our lives.

The military’s clinical explanation for using mindfulness training is, “… exercises help the brain better react to high-stress situations and recover more quickly from those episodes.”

They are right, but, why can’t they just add that mindfulness training has proven to alter an individual’s state of mind and connects them to their spirit within?  I know, I know, it’s a political, First Amendment, church and state issue, far larger than I am able to tackle – hmmph!

The quiet mind is where our power resides.  It grounds us and keeps us present and reflective.  It peels away our densely woven internal emotions one layer at a time.

Next up on my agenda will be a little bit about how to think like Sherlock Holmes, also a mindfulness disciple

As always, I send you love, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!

Psalm 119:97-99 NKJV:  Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.  You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.


The Past is History – Become the Master of your Life!

November 9, 2012

What would you do if someone told you that you are currently living in heaven?  Like millions of people, and because of our stinkin’ thinkin’, you’d probably say, “Yeah, right!”

From a scientific perspective, “We can change our thoughts and beliefs and become masters of our lives, not our genes”, so says Dr. Bruce Lipton, one of my favorite authors helping me create a new reality — AND, yes, Dr. Lipton says we are living in heaven!

My approach to creating my own reality is through a mix of science with spirituality.  I lean more towards the spirituality sense of reality that I am learning through the Bible, but I see many parallels in science and spirituality.

Let me give you my example.  The Bible verse Isaiah 55:8-9:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways.  And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

I realize that there is a much deeper meaning to this verse, but my interpretation is that our thought-forms should stay on a higher Godly plane (love, peace, joy, compassion) and not dwell on the negative ungodly plane (anger, guilt, rage, shame, victim-hood).  It’s about following His ways, not ours.  Our ways aren’t working.

I think it means not only loving others, but also loving ourselves no matter where, how, who or what family we were born to.  Isn’t this the same thing Dr. Lipton is saying when he says that heaven is on earth?

Big Bang Boum films, a European documentary crew, recently created a small clip of an interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton.

Take a few minutes and let Lipton’s words fill you up as you hear what he has to say about becoming the master of our lives.

I send you blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!


Do You Believe in Angels? Let Me Show You How I Know Angels are Real

June 19, 2012

I had a magnificent angelic event happen this morning during my walk.  I always listen to my iPod on these spiritual walks and today I chose to listen to Doreen Virtue’s program, Connecting With Your Angels.  

I learned as a child that angels are always at my beck and call, especially when I need them and ask for their help.  I can’t say that I’ve always faithfully relied on this directive; however, within the last year, I’ve grown in my faith as I connect to these spiritual beings.

During part of this program, I was saying prayers to my angels to show themselves to me.  The item below is what showed up on the sidewalk right before my eyes:

Finding this toy angel wing on the ground, during a windy part of the day, was a sign that my loving angels are real.  I began to cry and shouted within, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

This experience reminded me of the Bible verse, John 9:25, “… one thing I know, that, though I was blind, now I see.”  I’m so happy that I’m growing in my spiritual awareness and evolving consciousness to the miracles and messages presented to me.

I send you my blessings and wishes to know angels are always near when we need them.  Their wish for you, like me, is to have a loving, prosperous and abundant life.


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