TO LISTEN TO PART 12 OF THE STUDY GROUP, CLICK HERE
This audio tape is the studied chapter from the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, by Joe Dispenza, which you can purchase on Amazon. We are also excerpting the music of Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai , “Becoming Human” and Wade Imre Morissette “Still,” which can be purchased on i-Tunes.
“You have all the neurological machinery to transcend time, to make this a skill. What some might call miracles, I describe as cases of individuals working toward changing their state of being, so that their bodies and minds are no longer merely a record of their past but become active partners, taking steps to a new and better future.”
“Transcending the Big Three: Peak Experiences and Ordinary Altered States of Consciousness At this point, you understand that the main obstacle to breaking the habit of being yourself is thinking and feeling equal to your environment, your body, and time. . . .”
An African proverb says, the “wise aim at boundaries beyond the present; [and] by their struggle they transcend the circle of their beginning.”
The Brown Girl dares to step out of the box of conventionality that has always excluded her – to envision a creation that is far more inclusive, one that sees beyond the European biblical tradition that “remade its past to suit its own interests”– and recalls ancient Africa’s place as the Motherland of creation.
Moses says to the Israelites, “you forgot the God who gave you birth” (Deut. 32:18 NIV). Isaiah said that God cried out like “a woman in childbirth,” reminding her children that she upheld since conception and “carried … since… birth” (Isaiah 42:14, 46:3). It was this Mother God, Hosea recalls, who taught us to walk, who healed us, who lifted the yokes from our necks, who bent down to feed us (Hosea 11:3-4).
Even Pope John Paul I recognized that God is not just our Father; “even more God is our [M]other.” Hence, we should not be limited to a male-dominated creation mythology that leaves out the Mother Creator.
God as Mother is not merely Creator but is creativity itself.
Creator as Mother is the epitome of Love: love as grace, love as compassion, love as peace, love as strength, love as power, love as wisdom, love as community, love as justice, love as faith, love as hope. Creator as Mother is not a gender – but is the energy of creation constantly and continuously creating itself.
Few would dispute that due to European male dominance of Christianity as a tradition, God the Father governs the majority of our relationships with God. But that solely paternal relationship is often limited to the over-literalized metaphor that it is.
The paternal image of God as Father has so monopolized “Christian speech about God that the equally legitimate and in some ways even more appropriate symbol of God as Mother [has been] eclipsed.” However, this historical, political, cultural, and economic dominance of man over woman does not dispel the Truth that God is greater than any pre-conceived notion of human sexuality or gender. God’s attributes as Creator can be better identified with the attributes of Mother as the major creative, life-giving force in the world.
“Since it is women whose bodies bear, nourish, and deliver new persons into life and, as society is traditionally structured, are most often charged with the responsibility to nurture them into maturity, language about [Creator] as mother carries a unique power to express human relationship to the mystery who generates and cares for everything.”
The Brown Girl, as a Columbian Indian, sings that God is “the mother of all races, the mother of all tribes. She is the mother of the thunder, mother of the rain and rivers, the mother of trees and all living things.” Of course, many if not most theologians choose to stay deeply embedded in a tradition merely because it is traditional; they refuse to entertain Creator as Mother since “the Bible speaks of God as ‘Father’” – fully ignoring the fact that the biblical image of God was created by men wrote the Bible.
The Brown Girl – surrounded by the hatred and condemnation of a white male-dominated world, is a Creator who uplifts those who have been marginalized and demonized – putting them in their rightful place as equal heirs to the throne; a Creator who has “a mother’s love that makes the beloved beautiful”; a Creator whose love cannot be earned or merited but is “freely and abundantly given.”
Creator as Mother generates everything and ensures that it flourishes. “Without origin, without source, without beginning,” Creator as Mother is not a gender but is creativity itself. “Creation is not something God did . . . Creation is something God does and is still doing.”
“There is a creative force constantly at work in man and all creation.” Creator as Mother is “sympathetic, comforting, loving, forgiving, and instantly healing,” with all “compassion and healing power of the Father at ‘Her’ command.”
Those of us who are oppressed, marginalized, denigrated, and impoverished realize the presence of God when we understand that “every moment is the beginning of a new creation.” Creation did not begin and end in seven days; those days are just symbolic of the Truth that “[w]herever there is the evidence of creative action, there God is.”
“God is closer to us than we are to ourselves.” We experience God through our expressions of the creative source. We are a living expression of God.
TO LISTEN TO PART 8 OF THE STUDY GROUP, CLICK HERE
This audio tape is the studied chapter from the book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, by Joe Dispenza, which you can purchase on Amazon. We are also excerpting the music of Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai: “Service” and “Call to Enchantment,” which can be purchased on i-Tunes.
We will continue next Monday calls at 8 PM, by calling 218-936-4986, pass code 48201.
We also discussed The Ultimate Secret to Getting Absolutely Everything You Want by Michael Hernacki, which says in order to accomplish something, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish it. When you form an intention and keep fast to it, you will eventually achieve the results you want. An open mind is receptive to the possible, the untried, the unproven. It doesn’t make judgments. It doesn’t make excuses for why things cannot be. It doesn’t refuse what is asked of it, no matter how illogical the request may seem. You only two things: 1. A clear idea of what you want (an objective). It’s helpful to write down what you want in words that are as specific as you can make them. 2. Commitment. This, like willingness, is an attitude, a feeling of confidence that you’ll continue to pursue what you want, no matter what happens, a firm belief that what you want is so desirable and so important to you that, in the end, it will be worth doing whatever you must do to get it. Enjoy our other websites uplifting a consciousness of grace at http://www.spiritmuvmeditation.com (we are on over 1000 days of a meditation challenge); http://www.spiritmuvvideo.com (we post videos for our Miracle Minute Meditation, as well as our Metaphysical Bible Journey); http://www.spiritmuvblog.com (where we continue to uplift our community of growth in consciousness); http://www.myrtletreepress.webs.com (our publishing website); and http://www.spiritmuv.com (our main website).
This is from a previous class on the teachings of Joel Goldsmith.
This was taken from the 7th Section of Joel’s book Living by Grace and from
“Evaluating Your Spiritual Progress” which is in
the end of the 6th Section.
Join us as we listen to the divine within.
The music is several different versions of Amazing Grace by Ladysmith Black Mambazo,
Walela and a piano solo called Amazing Grace.
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I honor the Divine that birthed the unique being CALLED ME.
I honor the Universal Ethers that formed every hair, every molecule, every fiber, every divine vibration of the I AM that I AM.
I honor the Cosmic Womb that delivered the light that shines as me.
I honor the Spirit that carried me into this reality of absolute good that we call life.
I honor the Perfect Harmony that called me from the endless bounty of this time space continuum before I was shaped in the womb.
I honor the Souls who came before me and through whose legacy I began, not simply because I am, but because without them, I would never be.
I honor the God that gave me a destiny in the irresistible vortex of my desires.
I honor the Ancestors — expressing through me the love of enlightened purpose and endless possibility.
I honor the Christ that died for me because in the second that my Savior died I began.
I honor the Breath that the Holy Ghost breathed as me in the transformational moment of my spiritual liberation.
I honor the Freedom that blessed me through the all-encompassing soul of my being.
I honor my Mother, and in so doing, I honor all of who I AM.
Mothers do not only bring out the best in us, they are the best in us.
They are that aspect of us that sacrifices all to give to others.
They are that co-creative side of us that will bring forth all energy, all resilience, all commitment, all compassion, all power to give birth to something greater than ourselves.
A mother is the deep wisdom in us that knows, really knows as much as God and sees through all appearances of things, and reaches beyond flesh to pull us back from waywardness to righteousness.
A mother is that balance in us of carefulness and carefree-ness, of resistance and release, of responsibility and blame, of praise and humility.
My mother had 5 children, and from a very early age I wanted to emulate her and so I sat on the porch with about 5 dolls lined up under my care and protection because I appreciated the sacred act of mothering and the love that she gave me.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that our mothers are so profoundly connected to us that they continue to nurture us even when they have left the fleshly realm, that they never stop giving us life, that we can always call on their support.
When the singer says sometimes I feel like a motherless child, we feel her pain because we know that those words mean she has lost spiritual grounding. She can no longer see the spiritual ancestors that continue to give birth to us, to love, to protect, to heal us.
I have been a mother to you, and each one of you has been a mother to me. We will give birth to spiritual children while we live, and through our life and practice, we will continue to give birth even after we die.
And so I want to give everyone an opportunity to celebrate the mother today: The mother who gave you birth; the mother who keeps giving you birth; and the mother in you; and the mother you will always be – even after you are no longer on the earthly realm.
My Mother is a reservoir from which the continuous stream of good constantly flows into my life, a stream that has nothing to do with money or bank accounts — but flows endlessly from inexhaustible supply.
My mother is all-knowing wisdom, all-giving love, all-flowing peace constantly cleansing my heart.
My mother is complete faith, unlimited joy and calming grace that blesses me with a life so wonderful that I have never even dared to imagine it.
My mother is the divine ideas that keeps anointing me with fresh stories and new friends and untold strength and cosmic energy.
My mother is the success, overflowing from the abundance of gifts in the irresistible vortex of my desires.
My mother moves through my life through a community called church and a vibrant connection of Oneness with each and every one of you.
My mother is the freedom that resurrects me through the all-encompassing soul of my being.
My mother is the prayer that is always answered and is always blessing me.
In Sedona, so much was revealed that it will take several blogs to process it all. Even after several more blogs, the process of understanding the blessings of Sedona will be ongoing.
For example, one of the most important parts of the retreat is being silent. We were silent every night from 10 PM to 6 AM, but on the fourth day, we went into more focused silence from 5 PM to 5 AM. In the silence, it is easier to practice the presence because you can more easily leave the world around you.
The first lesson that I learned in the silence was compassion. I realized that the loudest noise I hear – the noise that I needed to silence – was my inner voice. Take a moment and listen to your inner voice. What are you telling yourself?
My inner voice was filled with criticism and condemnation. I had to silence my inner voice as well as my outer voice – to hear God.
The second lesson I learned in the silence was to look deeply into my own eyes and smile. In the mirror, my whole face smiled with me. Have you taken the time to see you and bless yourself with a smile? I never would have taken the time to smile at myself if I were not silent. Looking deeply into my eyes and smiling was like staring deeply into an opening in my soul.
The third lesson that I learned in the silence was to be moderate in all things. Spirit made me promise not to deprive myself. I can eat the blanched kale and oatmeal and fruit that we had for breakfast – with ground flaxseed. But for me, I can also eat flesh in moderation, sugar in moderation, salt in moderation. Moderation also requires that I in-take the colors of the universe: beets and oranges, strawberries and radishes; sweet potatoes and tangerines; cucumbers and mangoes, and sweet potatoes and egg plant. Whole foods shined through us fresh as a new aura of wholeness.
The fourth lesson that I learned in the silence was to stop judging. Instead, I allow peace to fill my heart: a peace that washes away fear, a peace that washes away sadness, a peace that nourishes my soul. In peace, I rest and am renewed – rising like an eagle, strong enough this time to fly higher.
The fifth lesson that I learned in the silence is how to see my husband more clearly. I really saw him as who he was for the first time. He was there in the silence too as he accompanies me on every retreat and for every service, presentation or workshop. We have been in the silence several times before so we know to avoid each other’s eyes. Our eyes would be conversation in and of themselves. Instead I feel his anticipation of my needs, his desire to give, his patient attention to detail, his strength to my weakness, his husband to my wife, his light in my darkness.
The sixth lesson I learned in the silence is that I already hear the prayers of others – not loudly, but instinctively. I already am part of the impetus to receive answers. I already ride on the wings of grace with blessings and favor. Miracles are already taking shape.
The seventh lesson I learned in the silence is how to see you. I know you by your magnificence. Your radiance transcends the mago womb of love. You are as brilliant as dawn, dressed in new moons, wearing the victory of new seasons. Each one of your ten toes and fingers wiggle in the rainbows of lasting promises. Each one of your amazing stars curls through your hair and colors your skin endless shades and hues of brown. I learn the importance of being present for you as much as I am present for me.
The eighth lesson that I learned in the silence is that my dreams are already one with nature. My dreams awaken in the desert even more eloquently than they do in the city. In Sedona, my dreams ride the winds of gentle kisses and leap from the limbs of juniper trees, saying “you have arrived, you have entered a new realm, you are here.”
In the silence, deep within the silence, I know that we are born of the same mother, fed by the same father, guided by the same holy spirit, led by the same Christ of many different names. I know that our song will last forever because I can hear it. It is a song bestowed on us by the ancients, a song of grace given to us by God, a song of power exuding from every cell of our being, a song of wholeness connecting us as one, a song of Genesis constantly creating, a song of vision beyond the world dimension.
In the silence, I hear a song of joy that never ever stops singing.