Our True Heritage

Our True Heritage

The concept of Heaven, as defined in the Lord’s Prayer, manifests as we raise our consciousness through prayer, meditation and selfless service to others. Following this simple, but not easy path, it unfolds around us. In truth, all spiritual action is predicated on our relationship with and to God, for God is Perfect Cause and expresses Himself by means of man, for He is the Father and we are the children, divine by birth.

Before our heart began to beat, where were we? With God. As our heart began to beat, where was God? With us. When this heart ceases to beat, where will we be? With God. The purpose is the journey, the lessons immaculate, our relationship fixed. God is the Father of all, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, our understanding of the relationship altered by the raising of our consciousness through prayer, meditation and selfless service and by finally embracing our true nature and heritage, the reality of Heaven On Earth becomes manifest.

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Our Miraculous Connections

Our Miraculous Connections

As we come to embrace the true significance of “Our Father” it becomes clear that when we pray our prayers are never solely for us alone but for all mankind, for in truth everything and everyone is connected. All that we desire to have in our lives we must also desire with all our heart to come to our brothers and sisters in equal measure, whether we like or approve of them immaterial. To hold anyone in contempt or worse beyond the pale is too say we know better than God, so we must leave retribution and resentment outside the door of our heart if we wish to be happy, joyous and free and embrace “Our Father” not only for our own sake, but for all humanity for today we know the truth of our true connection with the Miraculous and with one another. 

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God’s Amendment

God’s Amendment

Man has attempted throughout history to amend personal behavior through sweeping secular laws, with mixed results at best Fortunately, spiritually, The Lord’s Prayer is the personal amendment leading to true freedom in spirit. By establishing our true relationship with “Our Father,” the Creative Life Force at the heart of everything, this teaching at a single blow swept away 99 percent of all the old fear based theology, with its avenging God, its chosen and favored individuals, its eternal hell fire as well as all the other horrible paraphernalia of man’s diseased and terrified imagination. Many, unfortunately, within the religious community seem to have missed the memo. The Lord’s Prayer states clearly and forever that God is All-Powerful, All-Present, Eternal, the loving Father of mankind who heals, loves and guides all His children, regardless of station, skin color or past transgressions. Forgiven in Spirit, Grace immanent. 
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The 18th Amendment (Prohibition) Revisited

The 18th Amendment (Prohibition) Revisited

In 1919 the Constitution of the United States was changed, amended, to make the consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages illegal. Now take a moment to consider this. It is a monumental task to change the Constitution, requiring 2/3 of the Senate and House to pass it and then 3/4 of States must approve it, in 7 years or less! Then, in 1933 the Constitution was changed again to nullify the previous change and make consumption of alcohol legal again! Somehow the “problem” of alcoholism (addiction) that was so vexing it brought the nation to this monumental change evaporated in a little over 13 years! Unfortunately, the truth is addiction, in all its guises, is today destroying more lives than ever before, past and current efforts and laws notwithstanding.


Man’s attempts to amend destructive behaviors in sweeping societal fashion have consistently failed, routinely resulting in unintended negative, often grave consequences. Many are suffering today, unable to address their crippling pain adequately due to the abuse of prescription medication by the few. And just as Prohibition failed due to its ham-fisted approach, the current approaches to addiction are still rooted in one size fits all thinking, across the board, different paths often at war with one another! More interested in protecting their “turf” at the expense of those suffering. Recovery from addiction is not one size fits all and we must begin approaching it in a systematic fashion, from detox to providing long term assistance and support to deal with the daily ups and downs of living that so often lead to relapse. Would a physician ignore a systemic infection if they were treating a patient with a broken bone? Addiction is a scourge, destroying not only the suffers life but affecting all who care for them, draining them emotionally, while the cost to society from all aspects of addiction runs into the hundreds of billions every year just in America. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. To truly address addiction we must abandon the 19th century modes of thinking that lead to the 18th Amendment and step into 21st century. Together.


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Altered Perceptions

Altered Perceptions

How we perceive the world colors everything we see and believe. Our perceptions are built, layer upon layer by our life experiences and how we interpret those experiences.

Consider:

A homeless person asks for assistance, do you:
1) Act as if they were invisible.
2) Ask them what they need the money for, for you will consider it if they can convince you it is for food and not something you deem objectionable.
3) Simply smile and hand them a few dollars, saying a silent blessing for them since they are a child of God, just as we are.

When I wore a younger man’s clothes, not just the homeless, but much of life was invisible to me. Being infallible as only the young can be, why would I consider another person’s plight when the universe revolved around me. In time, becoming a husband and parent my vision and perceptions began to change, priorities altered. I began to see those struggling, but felt duty bound to lecture and inform these poor unfortunates, because they clearly needed the benefit of my superior world vision. Woe be to me.

“The only instrument sharp enough to cut away the excess of self, is pain.”

The slicing away of self can be a tedious process but is spiritually invaluable, in fact Spiritual liberation requires it. Through this process today I see more with my heart than just my eyes, today understanding we are all children of a loving God, equal in His eyes, regardless of station, circumstances or shortcomings. Today I know in my heart of hearts that how I treat the least of us will be meted to me in kind, for all reap as they sow and forgiveness the key that unlocks serenity. Today to the above quote I would add “The only instrument sharp enough to cut away the excess of self and alter our perceptions, is pain” but that pain, is a true gift.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes and “Our Father”

Oliver Wendell Holmes and “Our Father”

The great Supreme Court Justice stated: “My religion is summed up in the first two words of the Lord’s Prayer, Our Father.” The truth of our relationship with the miraculous summed up succinctly. Of course, there will always be sad exceptions, but aren’t we truly at our best when our children are involved? The concept of a cruel and despotic ruler of the Heavens imbued with all the evil and capricious tendencies humans unfortunately have shown when placed in positions of ultimate authority is destroyed finally and forever by this simple and revolutionary truth about our relationship with God, “Our Father.” As the Great Carpenter taught: If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11).

So fearlessly ask Him who has all power and knowledge for direction, for intuitive understanding of the seemingly confusing vagaries and injustices of life. Holding steadfast to the belief, in our heart of hearts, that Our Father’s love is boundless, unencumbered by human limitation, frailty and fear, beyond any human’s ability to truly measure or fully comprehend, simply miraculous.


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Music to God’s Ears

Music to God’s Ears

What we think upon, grows. The thoughts we dwell on will be out pictured in our lives. Period. When we dwell on lack, perceived injustice (real or imagined), resentment or any of the other hundred forms of fear clamoring for our attention, we attach them to our consciousness as surely as a barnacle to a pier piling. Though no one would say they wish to suffer, to believe we can think negatively but expect to receive the opposite is a subtle form of spiritual insanity.

Now, it would be a poor principle indeed if it did not work in the reverse. When we dwell on the positive it will then be out pictured in our lives. Prayer is causative, so always pray in the affirmative, the positive. Never begin a prayer with “I need” or “I want” for this only reinforces the perceived lack. Consider instead: Divine life brings well-being to every part of my body when our health is less than optimal. God is the giver of every good gift, ready to supply my every need when desiring greater prosperity. These examples are borrowed from Emmet Fox, the wording not nearly as important as the set of our heart as we say them, but they have served me well for many years.

Remember to be gentle with yourself when in prayer, pray with a feather. In the future when finding yourself starting a prayer with I need or I want, and you will for we all do from time to time when fear is upon us, laugh and thank God that you know Him better. Laughter in the face of fear is music to God’s ears and the gentleness with which we treat ourselves in His name a demonstration in true faith. 
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