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The Kingdom of God on Earth (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 02, 2019 • 27 Comments
Human Nature, Jesus, The Teachings of Jesus

The kingdom of God was the Lord’s obsession. He uses the term more than fifty times through all four Gospels, and He refers to “the kingdom of heaven” almost thirty times in the Gospel of Matthew. Since the terms seem to mean the same thing to Jesus, this is likely another translation glitch so to avoid confusion I will use “the kingdom of God” even in those Matthew quotations. While modern-day adherents of the fear-based Christianity that was shaped in those first-millennium councils continue to obsess about sin and the bogus idea that Jesus died to save us, we who seek to follow the Way of the Lord can read the Gospels more as they were spoken. And we soon realize that most of what Jesus said was instructions about raising our personal consciousness vibrations. We can see now that helping us all to attain the kingdom of God was the reason for the Lord’s whole ministry.

What Jesus called the kingdom of God is what we moderns call the Sixth Level, which is the aspect of non-material reality that is just below the Godhead. And giving us a spiritual gym where we can more efficiently raise our personal vibrations enough to attain that Sixth Level is apparently the whole reason why this universe exists! When Jesus says, “you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (MT 5:48), He means that literally. He says, “Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes (clergymen) and Pharisees (religious big-shots), you will not enter the kingdom of God (MT 5:20). “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of God, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter” (MT 7:21). “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (MT 11:11).

The kingdom of God is the highest consciousness vibration where elevated beings still are striving to raise their vibrations enough to join the Collective that is the true God.

This is a simple matter of consciousness physics! If you allow yourself to feel fear, anger, hatred, or any other ishy emotion, you lower your personal consciousness vibrations; but if you can avoid every negative emotion and make achieving more perfect love your focus, you will raise your personal consciousness vibrations. There are other emotional effects attendant on this process, but they don’t seem to need to be addressed until after the heavy-lifting effort of leaving all negativity behind has been mastered. So for you and me, our task is simple. From this moment and forevermore, we will always and in every instance, no matter how difficult it may be, altogether reject every negative emotion and practice ever more perfect love!

Contrary to what modern Christians believe, none of the teachings of Jesus on love and forgiveness can be seen as aspirational. Instead, they are the basis of the Way of the Lord, the core of what Jesus came to do, and the only thing about the Christian Bible that is worth the cost of its ink and paper. Methods for learning how to love and forgive that have been given to us by Jesus and by other sages down all the generations are everything on earth that matters! Without those teachings, nearly all of us will mindlessly reincarnate for a thousand more frustrating and mostly pointless lifetimes, turning on the wheel and making little progress. But if we will use those teachings well, we can begin today to get pretty close to achieving the kingdom of God in this lifetime!

When I began my afterlife studies, most researchers thought that exalted Sixth Level was not even material. Back then we called it the Causal Level, the place where what was in the rest of the afterlife levels was created; and we also called it the Mental Level, from which ascended beings would materialize to teach those living in the middle levels. It is only recently that we have learned that the Sixth Level is not only material, but it is also amazingly beautiful! And it is full of wonderful universities where those who have mastered perfect love are preparing to ascend to the Seventh Level and become part of the Collective which is the true God.

We don’t know much about what these ascended beings are learning, but we have hints. I recall reading decades ago an account by a woman who claimed to have attained this exalted level, and she told her family that she was learning how to create a living flower. She also said she was part of a group that was experimenting with creating new kinds of living animals, and she thought that was fun but she found it difficult. Mikey Morgan won’t say much about what He is learning in his Sixth Level studies, but he does say those studies involve the more advanced use of energies. To be frank, I never saw much point to any of these exalted classes until I came to see that God is a Collective of Perfected Beings! If we are preparing to become part of the creative force that continuously manifests this universe, then we had better learn the trade!

Once Jesus had taught us how we can attain the kingdom of God in the afterlife reality, He introduced a radical new idea. He said that in strictly following His teachings, we can bring the kingdom of God on earth! He said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; transform your mind and believe in the gospel” (MK 1:15). And He said, “But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God” (LK 9:27). And “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst” (or “is within you”) (LK 17:20-21).

He told us that spreading the kingdom of God over all the earth would be a gradual process. He said, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches” (MT 13:31-32). And He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened” (LK 13:20-21).

We now understand, as the Lord’s first listeners never could have understood, why a few people raising their consciousness vibrations would be sufficient to begin to raise the personal vibrations of everyone else on earth. The only thing that exists is an infinitely powerful energy-like potentiality that you and I experience in a dim way as consciousness. Every human mind is inextricably part of that base consciousness which at its highest level continuously manifests this universe, so the more of us who raise our spiritual vibrations, the higher the vibrations of all the minds now vibrating below the Godhead will become. Again, this is simple consciousness physics! Each one of us who commits to achieving the highest vibration we can manage on earth can bring us all just a little bit closer to the moment when everyone on earth is vibrating high enough for wars, anger, suffering, fear, hatred, and every other manner of human evil to be banished forevermore.

What are these Sixth Level beings like personally? When the Lord’s disciples tried to keep little children from approaching Him, He said the like of, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all” (LK 18:16-17). I have by now met a few spiritually advanced people, and I can tell you that even in old age they are surprisingly childlike. Mikey Morgan, too, retains that childlike simplicity and light, even as he perfectly answers the most profound questions. People in bodies who are sufficiently spiritually developed to approach the Sixth Level are invariably warm, mild, very loving, not interested in money or possessions, and closely focused on helping others. They don’t get angry. When they are attacked, they withdraw rather than defending themselves. They seem not to bear ill will against anyone, not even those who set out to harm them!

Even if a substantial number of people were to begin today the process of raising their personal consciousness vibrations, for us to begin to see an appreciable difference in the world would take awhile. The Lord was right about that! So for us to begin right now is urgent. We are told by those not in bodies that all the negative choices made by people on earth over the past few centuries, and especially the brutal negativity of the two great twentieth-century wars, have together so debased the consciousness energy of this planet that it cannot recover unless humankind will soon make some dramatic changes. My own guide, Thomas, has told me that we have another couple of centuries left before the earth will be a bleak and barren wasteland of cruelty and wars, poverty and starvation, and even the added hopelessness of an inability to reproduce without laboratory procedures that few will be able to afford. What horrifies me is that even now we begin to see these disasters unfolding! Human sperm counts are dropping sharply. Political infighting is rampant worldwide, and in too many places innocent people are pawns in their leaders’ power struggles. Thomas assures me that we can turn this around! But when we are talking about raising the consciousness vibrations of seven billion people, even a century or two is not much time.

In order for us to begin to envision that more perfect world of the kingdom of God on earth, there are three more areas where we will need to improve our understand of the greater reality. My own understanding is still developing, but I am being told that now is the time for me to tell you what I know, what I suspect, and how all of this impacts our spiritual growth. So over the next three weeks we will dip more deeply into Time, God and Creation, and Forgiveness and Love. Meanwhile, I hope you will be doing your own deep thinking! Please either tell us in the comments below, or perhaps email me through this website and share with me how you envision that much better future when we will at last be living in the kingdom of God on earth. Let us start to reason together about the most important issue that ever has confronted or ever will confront humankind. This unsuspecting world is ours to save!

 

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27 thoughts on “The Kingdom of God on Earth (Part IV)

  1. Some messages from the spirit realm give indeed dire predictions, while others are way more hopeful. That’s indeed up to our human free will.

    Jesus could have been accepted, rather than rejected.

    I choose the good outcome, by choosing to be loving, forgiving, joyful, funny, happy, giving, kind, helpful, serving, healing, childlike and innocent in heart, etc.

    Thus I totally accept your invitation to join you in this lofty effort! Let it be a domino effect!

    1. Dear Adri, as my sainted mother used to say, “From your mouth to God’s ears!” Choosing love over fear is at base really all that it takes for each of us to advance God’s kingdom, and since doing that also by the way makes us the happiest that we can be, there is every reason for all the world to join us in this effort. Let seven billion dominoes all fall into love together! And if each of us only does what we can do, then at last it will begin.

    1. Yes, dear John. And it surprises me now to find more and more people contacting me who seem to find in doing this work their own life’s purpose. It’s wonderful to see! I urge everyone to trust God enough to give the rest of their lives to God, because then some really amazing things happen. I first did it ten years ago. I began in April of 2009 to pray daily, “Than You for giving me work to do. Thank You for showing me how to do it.” And within months I was deep in beginning to do this work – it was really glorious!

  2. I got curious one day and compared how many times the word love appears in the Gospels, as opposed to the word sin. Of course love appears more. It is used as both a noun and a verb. So for me, the entire Gospel is now boiled down to that one word-LOVE.

    1. Oh yes, dear Vincenza! Isn’t it extraordinary that Christianity as a religion is so obsessed with sin and judgment, when for Jesus love is the entire point? You even get the sense when reading the Gospels that often He isn’t talking about sin as a separation from God that needs punishment or atonement, the way Christians use the term; but to Him it seemed to be more like a handy verbal device that He used because the term would be familiar to his listeners. There are many such examples! Here are a few:

      “They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground” (JN 8:6-8).

      “When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, ‘Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?’ And hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners’”(MK 2:16-17).

      “And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.’ And some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This fellow blasphemes.’ And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, ‘Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Get up, and walk”?” (MT 9:1-5)

      “Then Peter came and said to Him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven'”(MT 18:21-22).

      Jesus didn’t condemn people for their failings the way modern Christians are so quick to condemn them! As I say in my post entitled “Sinless,” I have concluded that in fact Jesus meant to abolish the very notion of sin as a breaking of Old Testament laws as part of His general intention to replace the entire Old Testament with God’s law of love. Oh dear Vincenza, if only we would all follow Jesus, what a very different world this would be!

    1. Thank you, dear Chef Dez! I do so much love this feeling that more and more we are coming together, all of us united in a single great effort. This truly is how it begins!

  3. Thank you, Teacher Roberta, for another wonderful, thought-provoking blog! Earthlings are very challenging, so it is a struggle to stay in the loving and forgiving zone, but I am trying! Thank you for being here to help us in our mission of love!

    1. Oh my dear Susan, as you know, there is only one Teacher. What we all are doing now is at last really listening to Him, sitting at His feet and listening and wanting to know His sacred, perfect truth! This seems to be brand new in the world, amazingly enough, this hunger we all have to listen to Jesus, but it is a beginning. And I think we are coming to realize now that at last the Lord’s truth really will prevail!

  4. The great thing is that we are never alone in this mission. Jesus said (paraphrase but you know the actual reference), ask and you shall receive. Our guides are the “home” team to those of us on the “away” team ( what we experience as our incarnations). When I first became acutely aware of my guide, it was first to get me to understand how much love and understanding and INVESTMENT she has in my work here. Later I learned that those on the home team view our mission on the away team with a great deal of solemnity, reverence and, even, some envy. They are not ONLY here to guide us and root for us in our mission, but they are relying on our success. We need only ask and they are on the spot, invested in helping. It’s their mission too. We need only ask and they are on the spot, invested in helping. It’s their mission too.

    1. Dear Mike you make such an important point! Everyone, please note that if you are feeling drawn to be a part of raising this planet’s consciousness vibration, it may well be that your primary guide has pledged your efforts and now stands to benefit personally from those efforts! What Mike says here is true – my primary guide has said to me essentially the same thing. He tells me that to the extent that I will make this effort, it also will raise his own vibrations… No pressure or anything….

  5. Hi Roberta!

    I am a recent visitor to your books and this wonderful, enlightening site and know I was guided here because I was ready for your insights.

    I am interested in your thoughts on the importance of keeping our thoughts positive and joyful in the face of, what you predict, will still be another few centuries of negative events in the world.

    I suppose what I’m really asking is this: While we work on elevating our consciousness, should we not do as the Abraham guides have urged which is to make the pursuit of joy in our lives our aim rather than worry and fear about what might be ahead?

    I would value your insight on this important (to me) question.

    With warm thanks and appreciation,
    Kristian

    1. Dear Kristiane, I’m so glad that you are here! Please of course contact me through this website if you ever have questions.

      To answer this question – a very important one to all of us! – the key really is to quite literally follow the teachings of Jesus to the letter. The problem with pursuing joy unless you are first deeply living the Gospel teachings is that joy of this sort tends to be circumstantial, personal, and based upon material externals (“A new car would make me joyous!”), and all of that is the precise opposite of what can be of use to humankind. The only kind of transformation that matters happens internally! As Jesus says, “Transform your mind.” There are a number of ways to do this, but by far the easiest is to follow the Lord’s teachings on love and forgiveness to the letter. My book, The Fun of Growing Forever, shows how those teachings can be applied to your life, and I plan to give a blog-post short-course in just a few weeks. Once you truly are elevating your personal vibration away from fear and toward love, then all of it – joy, feeling positive, feeling fearless and at peace – will be added to you without effort. They all come as part of the package!

      I should add here that many sources of supposedly advanced teachings come from levels below the top of the sixth level, and they are not what the Godhead would give us. We assume that every advanced being knows it all, but they really don’t! And this is an example of how they can mislead us. Jesus came to us from the highest aspect of the Godhead,so what He tells us really is true!

  6. Dearest Roberta,
    There are so many things, but please allow me to talk of but a few of them. May this suffice, because there isn’t room enough here in this format.

    Also, as a soul undergoing distinct inner change right now, things arise one after the other, in swift succession.

    Upon hearing you interview someone who talked of masters and gurus from eastern religions, I have my own experience to run by you:

    Although I was definitely raised in an orthodox Biblical tradition, I was a seeker from an early age.
    So I spent quite a few years examining Hindu based yoga schools and Buddhist meditation.
    In short, my experiences were both positive and negative.

    I found that not every guru or master I encountered was enlightened outright. Some groups deify their teacher. This culture puts a teacher on a pedestal, while relinquishing one’s inner divine connection to the guru.

    Often, the particular ‘spiritual’ organization fails to satisfy in the longer term. Soon undeniable inconsistencies appear, both in the cultural mindset and in individual initiates’ lives.
    When one leaves the group, it takes years to root out all the conditioning, sense of personal failure and misidentifications, before the mind is cleared and self esteem returns. Many seekers realize that these eastern teachers may be after all, disappointingly human and quite fear based.

    The most painful blows to the psyche I believe, are dealt by those eastern philosophies that are both fear and love based. The result of ‘compassion for all’ and ‘druggies, gays and dissenters will go to hell’, is often cognitive dissonance.
    The follower is split between two ideas that leave one devastated. On one hand, the whole thing feels so spiritual and on the other, people are judged, branded and shunned if they cannot conform.
    EG: ‘How can meditation be so deep and feel so good, while Joe/Joelene has been shunned, then banished for having a different opinion? Or because they couldn’t change from being gay?’

    Roberta, this area is a minefield. Some teachers are good (humble, kind), some are bad (outright cultists) but others …. others….are good and bad. They are love and fear based at the SAME time.

    Sadly, after fifteen years living meditation yoga I learned one lesson, scored sharply into my heart. It was this:

    Beware those who talk of compassion overmuch, for they can be crueler than demons.

    Please excuse my rant here, dear Roberta, but I have not emerged from my meditation experience unscathed. Those who were my long-standing meditation family turned their backs on me.
    You know, Jesus was right. You shall know them by their fruits.

    My heart tells me that there are great (truly loving) gurus and masters too. But it is the same heart that also tells me that these earthly masters can’t hold a candle to Jesus.

    So it is clear to me, that The Way must now be grown among moderns here on earth.
    And since I have come to this understanding, I’ve been surrounded by people appearing in my life, who want to talk of Spirit and the Afterlife and The Way. I managed to have a great conversation with some local people in a cafe (for Heaven’s sake!) who wanted to know all about it. Other people, at work or among my friends have suddenly launched into conversations that lead directly to this subject.

    And many people came out with their own OBEs and even an NDE. Many agreed about a personal relationship with Jesus not defined by an earthly religion.

    There is a whole conversation out there – not being had !!
    I just happened to stumble onto the edges of it, that’s all. I got a sense of all these outstanding experiences that no one is talking about.

    So in response to your question about the ‘shape’ of the Kingdom of God on Earth, I’d have to say that one distinguishing characteristic would be the opening up of unfettered, honest, spiritual conversation. People are going to talking about Spirit mainstream; unlike anything we have ever seen.

    Love and hugs,
    Efrem

    1. Dear Efrem, I love hearing about your experience with other people who also now are talking about spiritual truths! You are perfectly right: there is one Teacher. And as He gently assures us, His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I am hearing now – just within the past few months! – from many people who had thought they were alone in thinking as we are thinking, and they are overjoyed to find that there are many of us and a movement really is forming around Jesus. How extraordinary it feels to be just a tiny part of the Lord’s Way, at last!!

  7. Hi Roberta,
    Something always resonates with me when I read your posts and it encourages me so much. This week when you spoke of the Sixth level and that it is filled with universities and creativity, I was so excited. It never made sense to me in traditional Christianity that you are saved in this life and then die, only to go to heaven for eternity and to do what? Knowing that consciousness continues into the afterlife is affirming that we are a continuous flow of energy. Have a great day! Tim

    1. Thank you, Tim! Another of the many things that we have learned fairly recently is that apparently there is advancement even above this greater reality’s Source level! We are told that personal growth goes on forever and to an infinite degree, which I find to be a boggling thought. But since it all happens in ever greater and ever more perfect love, I’m game ;-).

  8. Thank you Roberta! Your inspired writing inspires me.
    Isaac Newton told us about for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Illustrated by the thrust of a jet engine to the rear moves the plane forward with equal reaction.

    In our world we have spiritual and mental negative and positive forces that create reactions. If we use the power of attempting understanding and acceptance we move forward to light and love. This is the power that brings us together.

    If we use the power of judgment and condemnation we move toward dislike or worse hate, and into darkness. This is the power that tears us apart.

    It is not necessary to agree with, or condone, negative thoughts and behavior.
    It is necessary to release our anger toward those who are different. We may not be able to change others negativity but we do have the power to release our own negativity and move forward.

    It is necessary to monitor our thoughts and recognize, then release, our negative thought patterns.that push us toward depression and negative powerless feelings (frustration). It is necessary to replace the negative with thoughts of beauty, harmony, and love. This daily, even moment by moment, effort will thrust us toward peace and bliss. Yes you can do this.

    I think that the vast majority of people want to be better and have a better world. We will not get there with politics, religion, philosophy or any doctrine or belief system. The way to a better brighter world begins when we accept that most people deeply desire be a power for good and love. We just don’t realize that each of us can be a real difference in our world.

    We do this by desiring and striving to understand others, by accepting others as they are… especially if we disagree and dislike what we see. It is a hard thing to do, but to condemn, judge and hate or just dislike is a force that pushes us deeper into the darkness.

    So Sir Isaac is right and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Consider yourself and decide, do you want to move toward the light by love and understanding or toward the dark with judgment and disdain for others.

    I now pledge to put a check on myself to release and replace angry, judgmental and depressing thoughts, speech and actions. I will strive with unending attempts to understand, forgive, and see others as my fellow humans in need of love and light, just like me.

    I cannot change the world, but I can change myself and doing so add one to the positive force we so much need on this planet. So, are you in?
    One more thing, you will need help. You don’t have to belong to anything or specifically believe or disbelieve anything or buy anything, or do anything or go anywhere.. Just ask…. just ask, that is all and be willing for change.
    Love to all, Mike (open to any positive comments or additions)

  9. Dear Mike, I believe that the Way of the Lord will become an online movement, with local groups wherever people gather. It all really is so simple! We can follow the genuine teachings of Jesus, each in our own way, and we can come together in the joy of sharing love and spiritual growth as we might feel the need to come together. No judgment, ever! No right way to do things, and certainly never any wrong way. The only rule and standard is ever more perfect love! What on earth could be simpler than that?

  10. Roberta, it just seems like common sense that to best learn about something, you go where there is a lot of it: if you want to learn to speak Spanish, you move to Spain, not Antarctica; if you want to learn all about perfume, how it smells, how its made, etc. you go to a perfumery, not an outhouse. My point: to best learn about love, shouldn’t God have placed us where there’s a lot of it, and not on this God-forsaken stench-pile of a planet called “Earth”???

    1. Oh dear Mark, what a terrific question! You are entirely right, of course, when it comes to learning something, whether it is a new language or how to play music or whatever it is. You go to where you can steep yourself in it!

      But when it comes to spiritual growth, it doesn’t work that way. This is why, unlike most others who are doing this work, I don’t call the earth a school, but rather I call it a kind of spiritual gym.

      What we experience as human consciousness is the only thing that actually exists, and it is a kind of energy, so like all energy, it vibrates. At its highest vibration it is perfect love and it is infinitely powerful, while at its lowest vibration it is abject fear and all the other negative emotions and it is powerless.

      When we are in the greater reality that is in fact our eternal home, all of us who are vibrating at a rate lower than the perfectly loving Godhead crave spiritual growth like every earthly craving put together! We all want to achieve the kingdom of God level; and then we all want desperately to progress even farther, and to join the eternal bliss which is the Collective that is the only God. But our problem is that in order to grow spiritually – in order to raise our personal vibrations – we need negativity to push against, very much as you would go to a physical gym and use stress machines to give your muscles something to push against in order to make them stronger. You can’t become a champion at any sport needing strength if you spend most of your time lying around on a couch! And our problem when we are in the greater reality is that there is nothing to push against spiritually. Being there is very much like lying around on a spiritual couch.

      So… we plan another lifetime on earth, and we plan into it the very spiritual stressors that will give us the best chance to reject negativity, choose love in every instance, and thereby raise our spiritual vibrations! Eventually we can stop incarnating, apparently when we are close to the top of the three beautiful Summerland levels, the top of Level Five. But until then, we need to come to this spiritual gym, and we need to spend our time here loving and forgiving, no matter what happens, and learning to reject every bit of negativity.

      I don’t make these rules, dear Mark! I just report what we are told by those that we used to think were dead. This earth-life is just a trip to a spiritual gym, and until you have used it productively to raise your personal spiritual vibrations enough to be able to move forward without your having to keep coming back, you will need to come back.

      The great news, though, is that the teachings of Jesus are the easiest short-course on using life on earth to attain rapid spiritual growth that we ever have been given! If you will begin now to take those teachings as seriously as Jesus means them to be taken, then you can come pretty close to making THIS your last necessary earth-lifetime, almost no matter how old you are!

  11. Unfortunately, some people cannot forgive until they know justice has been done or that knowing that some form of repentance is in place, to stop it happening to others.
    I learned at a very early age that forgiveness isn’t to free the person, but to free ourselves. You cannot control the other person but you can protect yourself from letting them destroy you. It is our strength that builds and resistance from allowing it to hurt or scar us.

    1. You are right, dear Terri! It would be wonderful if many more people knew what you have known from childhood. The key to learning to love, the key to spiritual growth, and in fact the key to everything that matters is learning absolute provenient forgiveness. This coming Sunday we will be talking about God and Creation, but Love and Forgiveness will be our topic for the following weekend!

  12. Amazing post! To be loving and forgive seems easy enough, however I find when I’m around certain people or circumstances I have knee jerk reaction that are low vibration. Any insight or suggestions?

    1. As we concentrate on being ever more perfectly loving and forgiving, our personal consciousness vibration really does start to rise, and we come to find that it is increasingly difficult for us to even be around people who are steeped in fear, anger, hatred, and other negative emotions. There is nothing you can do in such situations but to gently and lovingly withdraw. Love and bless and pray for these people who are vibrating so low, but don’t even attempt to argue or otherwise engage with them! If they are family or work colleagues, just lovingly and patiently listen without judgment, and certainly without anger; and then, when you can, politely withdraw. You cannot help these people if you let them make you angry and thereby lower your own vibration! And you cannot help them if you try to point out the error of their ways. As Jesus said, “Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also” (MT 5:39). The greatest gift that you can give to the people in your life and to the world is your own example of perfect love and forgiveness!

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