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The Greatest of These is Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 11, 2019 • 34 Comments
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We are being told that “the veil between worlds” is thinning. And the evidence is everywhere! Where once all the things that we talk about here were considered to be woo-woo and fringy, now this whole field is trending mainstream. Surveys show that people are becoming steadily less religious but more spiritual. Easier and more frequent communication is happening now between the dead and the living; and astonishingly, just a year ago I began to hear from delighted widows whose dead husbands visit them in the night so they can again make love!

Additional evidence of the thinning of the veil between this physical reality and most of what exists is the amazing ease with which so many are working more openly with their spirit guides. We have been privileged to watch some of this unfold in the comments to these posts, and I hear from others by email who are deep in the wondrous feeling of finding themselves in waking contact with their spirit guides. This is brand, brand new! It is such a privilege to watch it begin, and even perhaps to help it unfold, although in this I am the most inadequate of experts.

Let’s briefly take a closer look at how this thinning of the veil is happening. We understand enough now about the physics of the greater reality to know that there is no actual “veil,” but instead the barrier between the dead and the living is an inherent property of consciousness itself. So this delightful thinning of the veil is telling us something very important about what is happening now to consciousness. To recap:

  • Human consciousness is a limited version of the base creative force that continuously manifests this universe.
  • Consciousness is all that exists. Everything that we think is real is merely an artifact of that base creative force.
  • Consciousness exists in a range of vibrations from the lowest, which we experience as fear, to the highest, which we experience as love.
  • Reality teems with beings whose own minds are part of that infinitely creative Mind, which is why A Course in Miracles tells us that there is only one of us here!

The fact that consciousness exists in a range of vibrations serves to stratify the beings whose minds all are part of that base creative Mind. Understanding this fact is crucial to our better envisioning the afterlife, and also to our better working with our spirit guides while we are in bodies. As the vibratory rate of consciousness increases, it becomes ever more powerful, so it is easy for beings to travel lower than their personal vibratory rate but it is unbearable for them to go higher. Accounts from those who are dead suggest that trying to move to a consciousness vibration that is higher and more perfectly loving than what they have naturally attained will buffet them with overwhelming energy.

It is the fact that being in material bodies lowers our natural vibratory rate that makes communicating with the dead so hard. They can lower their personal vibrations and be close to us whenever they like! But still they are vibrating higher than we are, so usually we can neither see them nor hear them. Fortunately, our minds astral-travel nightly out of our sleeping bodies, and then we are able to vibrate high enough to meet with our loved ones and guides face-to-face.

Your primary spirit guide has been with you since before you entered your body, and he will be with you throughout this lifetime. (Many spirit guides are female, but I will use the male pronoun here.) You meet with your primary guide most nights, and you hear and feel him in the daytime, although you are so used to his presence that you tend to hear and feel him as a part of yourself. For all of human history, few of us have realized that each of us is essentially two beings!

So, what is different now? What has changed?

Notwithstanding the fact that everything seems to be spiraling out of control, what we are living through is the earliest stage of the advent of the kingdom of God on earth. Jesus warned us that as the consciousness vibration of all humanity begins to rise, we will enter a period of tribulation. And what else might you call what is happening nowSo this, then, must be why “the veil between worlds” is thinning. Higher-level beings not in bodies have been working for more than a century to raise all humanity’s consciousness vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love, and their efforts are succeeding! It makes sense that as the consciousness vibration of this material level rises, we will be able to experience the non-material levels of consciousness more easily. Our spirit guides have always had access to us. Now we can have better access to them!

(And here my beloved primary guide has chosen to give us a demonstration. Nearly everything I ever have written has been channeled, but for the better part of a year he has been using these posts to teach me how to write. He gives me the ideas and I do the writing, and I am proud to say that I wrote the above with very little help! But when I tried to finish this post on my own, I was soon in the weeds. When I get off-track that way he lets me flounder until Saturday morning, when he channels his corrections. But our older daughter is here for the Mother’s Day weekend, for heaven’s sake, so I told him on Thursday night that I needed to keep my Saturday free! Then I woke up on Friday with the start of 1 Corinthians 13 singing in my mind.)

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor 13).

(Thomas tells me that my disparagement of Paul’s letters is in part deserved, but this passage was channeled to Paul directly from God. These words have all along been meant to guide us in this historical moment, so they have been preserved essentially intact through all the years and all the translations. Thomas tells me it is our task now to teach these words to the followers of Jesus as a modern divine revelation. I spent my Friday morning sitting with this news. Then Thomas channeled the rest.)

The only thing that matters at all is for every being in all of reality to learn and practice ever more perfect love. The Christian religion is dying because it ignores the Master’s words about love and it also ignores these words of Paul. Instead, it continues to use the most unloving aspects of the Old Testament to aggressively guide its followers toward judging others, sowing fear instead of love, and shamefully excluding the very souls who need our  tenderest love and care. So the ongoing death of traditional Christianity is God’s divine judgment. As Paul prophesied:

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Cor 13:11-12).

In all its 40,000-odd variations, Christianity clings to its fear-based childhood. And as it dies, from the ashes of that human-made religion will rise at last the genuine movement that Jesus came to begin.

The reason why so many people are now being invited by their primary guides to begin a closer working relationship is that legions of God’s elevated beings have begun to raise this planet’s conscious vibration. But their efforts are just the start! As Jesus tells us in the Gospels, it is going to be the work of His followers to continue to raise the consciousness vibrations of all of humankind, to the point where the the kingdom of God dawns on earth.

And the most effective way for this to happen will be for as many of us as possible to allow our spirit guides to work through us more directly. As individuals you and I can do little! But with the love and care of spirit guides who serve in our lives as God’s own minions, we can become the Lord’s army of love. Jesus is saying to us now, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves… do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you… So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs…  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid” (MT 10:16-31). “Go and make disciples of all nations … And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”(MT 28:19-20).

Thomas felt that we needed to understand why our working more closely with our guides is becoming especially important now. Next week we will continue our discussion of how we can more easily make that happen.

 

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34 thoughts on “The Greatest of These is Love

  1. This gives me hope that what I have been hearing and feeling lately is truly my guide. Sometimes I feel as if I am far too imaginative and my brain somehow makes these things up. I appreciate your post very much.

    1. I am so glad this is helpful to you, Anita! All of us think at first that what we are experiencing with our spirit guides is a product of our imaginations, so you are not alone in that. Simply give them the benefit of the doubt – reach out to them as they reach out to you – and soon you will be able to tell the difference.

      1. One way to deepen the experience with our individual guides is to talk about the experience with other people, as this blog helps to facilitate. The work of each of our guides is connected to others. Everyone isn’t so much working together, per se, but there is a common objective. The more we talk about the objective, the more their work becomes obvious in our own day to day lives.

  2. Hi Roberta – Somewhere around 2000, I began my journey away from organized religion after having been a leader in it for over 45 years. It was a gradual transition and one filled with doubt and fear and a sense of loss. Nevertheless, I knew in my heart that what religion had taught me just didn’t make any sense and that privately, I had always known that throughout all those years of my professing that it did make sense. However, in leaving religion I was never at peace in leaving Jesus. Even before I became a devotee of afterlife revelations and writings such as yours, I found an initial state of peace in knowing that I could shake off the fallacies of man made religion and keep Christ. I just didn’t know how that was done UNTIL I began delving deeply into afterlife understanding, thanks in part to you and, of course, your spirit guide. So thanks. That’s all, just thanks. And Happy Mothers Day as well. 🌹 Tim

    1. Oh my dear Tim, so many of us have tried so hard to be good Christians! I was devoutly Christian into my fifties, even two decades after I began seriously researching the afterlife and finding everywhere I looked such abundant evidence that the religion has nothing to do with reality. As I became ever more certain that the afterlife is real and is much more wonderful than the religion depicts it, I found that I could live without the Christian God on a throne. I just couldn’t bear for my beloved Lord Jesus to be wrong! I think the way you and I both came to feel is the way so many people feel now. Even as churches empty and close, the approval rating for Jesus Himself remains high worldwide. In the U.S. it is above 90%!

      Thank you for your kindly words, dear Tim. In truth, we all are doing this together! I see Thomas as a leader in this movement to bring Christians at last to following the Lord’s Way, to the extent that it even has leaders at all, but he doesn’t see it that way. He is working so tightly with others not in bodies who are vibrating higher than he is that he seems to see us all as something like servants… which, I now realize, is how Jesus sees Himself and us as well. He said that whoever appears to be the least among us is actually the greatest.

      Thank you for that Mother’s Day rose! I am only now getting to read comments on Monday, after having spent the weekend immersed in family and realizing all over again how much I love this amazingly varied and complex collection of people who somehow became part of my blessed husband’s life and mine while we weren’t paying attention. Children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, in-laws, ex-in-laws, and people whose only tie to us is love: what ever did we do, that we are now so blessed?

  3. Thanks for another great post! There have only been a few times in my life when I consciously could hear/feel my spirit guide. I truly wish it would happen more often. Perhaps I am trying too hard. A close friend passed away in June 2017 and I was really hoping to get some kind of communication from her from the other side, but nothing. This was the only time so far that I had to deal with the loss of a loved one, so it was obviously difficult, but because of my constant thought of her through the grieving I was hoping to connect with her or have my spiritual guide lead me to a place of acceptance.
    I once went to a psychic years ago and she told me that I am an “old soul” but it was difficult for her to connect to anyone on the other side that wanted to communicate to me.
    My faith has not wavered however, and I continue with love, faith, and hope guiding my way. I look forward to reading your next post next week.
    I hope you’re having a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    1. Dear Dez, the thing about communicating with our spirit guides – and about communicating with spirits in general – is that the messages are subtle, especially at first, which means that we often miss or mistake them; and frustratingly, our wanting and trying too much seems actually to act as a barrier. We’ll try to help!

      Actually, Thomas apparently wants to do a different post next week. He seemed adamant about it yesterday: he wants to elaborate further on 1 Cor 13, and as he describes it I think it’s going to be good! But so many have expressed eagerness to hear what he has to say about beginning a deeper relationship with our guides that his stance today seems somewhat softened. I think he is getting pressure, too, from people’s guides! They seem to be as eager for a more open connection with us as we are eager for an open waking relationship with them. And that is going to make it easier.

      I’m so sorry about your friend, dear Dez, but please know that of course she is fine. Life there is so glorious that some people lose interest in sending us signs fairly quickly: they are too busy traveling and learning and just having fun, and to them time feels very different so from their perspective they will be seeing us arrive there behind them in about a minute and a half. The need to stay in touch therefore isn’t so urgent. But she is fine!

  4. I’ve heard so often that love is the answer and though I agree with that, since it makes sense, I’d like to hear the definition of that word in the context of what is being discussed here. It is a word that is used so frequently (i.e. someone loves pizza, baseball etc.), and it is easy to “love” someone who treats you well and feels about you in a positive manner, but that is not the love that we are talking about here, and I am kind of confused about this

    1. Dear Lola, this is such a wonderful point! A lot of people are asking to hear more above love, which is one reason why now Thomas wants to talk about that next week, rather than keeping his promise and talking about how we can better relate to our spirit guides.

      Actually, 1 Cor 13 is a pretty good definition of love, even without further thoughts and interpretation. By carving away what is not love, we can better understand what it is. A Course in Miracles, too, describes it well. We know that love is the highest vibration of consciousness – literally! – and it turns out that when we pare away all the lower-vibration stuff which is not-love, we actually begin to rise in vibration just as a bubble rises in water toward the light.

      As you point out, the “love” we feel for pizza or baseball is a mere affinity. To use the word that way is to misuse it. Instead, love is the deepest essence of us, the core, what we are when all the nonsense is stripped away. I have been married for 46 years. I looked at my husband thoughtfully this weekend as we were in the midst of family, and he is now an amazingly old man! How did that happen? I looked at him, and I realized that now I actually love him so much more than I did when he was young and cute. I love him stripped of all the history, all the trappings of our life together, all the people around us. I love him at his core. For me, that is what love is.

  5. Roberta,
    What is misleading (in my own thought process) is the term “LOVE”. What does that mean in a metaphysical sense? I thin that “LOVE” is a catchphrase for complete union with the “Buddha Light”. This type of love is not to be confused with human love for another human. This is a type of love that is completely undefinable in our current language. Hope to see you in September.

    Jack

    1. Hello Jack! I’m not clear on what the “Buddha light” is – I haven’t studied Buddhism for half a century! – but I can guess that must be the same light that fills the upper levels of the afterlife, dazzlingly white and emanating from the highest vibration of consciousness. Yes, that is pure love indeed! And we can experience it even here on earth as we raise our personal consciousness vibrations, as an internal light that is like it in kind and is quite wonderful. We’ll be talking about this is more detail.

      I would love to visit with you in September! For me, the greatest thing about doing this work is that I make such really wonderful friends. Where would this be, though?

      1. Roberta,

        EXACTLY CORRECT ON THE BUDDHA LIGHT!!!
        Sorry for the caps. I got excited. I took the phrase out of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”.

        It would be wonderful to have a discussion of this type of love and the many regions of the afterworld.

        Hopefully, when you visit Las Vegas…..::))

        1. Oh of course, Jack! We do have a tentative visit scheduled. Please remind me in August? I’d love to make it happen!

          I have read The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but long ago; and I found it to be tinged with unfounded religious beliefs. That is the problem with so many accounts that are based in some truth: they are embellished with some religious ideas, when in fact the genuine afterlife is entirely non-religious.

          Until September it is!!

  6. WonderfuL Roberta !! One of my favourite verses is that ”Perfect Love casts away ALL fear” we are alive in such foolish times, so called normal people talking into silly machines instead of other humans, I believe over the next couple of years you will start to see a massive revolt against tech and smart people will stop worshipping tech as they now see how devisive it truly is, I am glad i have nothing to do with mobile phones anymore, maybe once a day for a brief minute, but NOT ten hours a day constantly like all these tech addicts, so sad, I agree 2020 may well be the transition time for earth and it is long overdue, people are tired of lies and propaganda hype.

    1. Dear Roberta. That was a wonderful message from Thomas. My guide sang me awake with something similar a couple weeks ago. There were several lines, but all I could remember was. “Only love is real” repeating as I woke up. It does seem like something is afoot.

    2. Oh Todd, from your mouth to God’s ears, as they say! The transformation won’t happen quite so quickly, but once it truly gets going it will be self-reinforcing. Perhaps it won’t take very long!

      The Internet has the power both to ultimately unite us and to ultimately divide us like nothing before in human history. I think the determining factor is ourselves and our personal vibratory rates, since right now people are too negative and too separate in nature for our Internet devices to do anything but make the separations worse. These devices do, though, give us the ability for us to disseminate information as never before, which means that the Truth – the truth about religions; the truth about reality – can be shared now in seconds, when passed from person to person it would have taken lifetimes. It will be up to us to ensure that the right information is shared, and always only in perfect love!

    3. Thank you for your kindly words!

      I guess I still harbor a hope that social media will become a powerful way to unite this whole world in love. It certainly is happening in our little microcosm of the world, where I am getting love-filled emails daily and we have wonderful comments made here by people from all over the world! If our community is so sweetly united, perhaps at least this is a start? Perhaps it will be up to each of us to do what we can to spread the glorious truth about what actually is going on, and to be the beginning of the Lord’s Way that can be based in social media, and can at last use that powerful tool for the perfect good of all of humankind?

  7. Dearest Roberta,
    It is with movement in my heart that I read this profoundly essential blog.

    And then Lola asks for your perspective on the great question : what is love?’

    Perfect. To me Love is my deepest Self, Jesus, God. Love is the essence of everyone else ; the highest collective. It is Oneness and the Source.

    Then Jesus asks us to love each other as He loves us. And I realize that Love is beyond my mental grasp. It’s as comprehensible as the ocean with no shores.

    My spirit guide too, loves me: She has always been there. Sureness grows with time and she proves her presence in so many ways.
    All these years…. I never turned to face her or give her a hug. I didn’t realize who that patient voice, that I have heard all my life, was.

    Then Mike J-R suggested that I focus on her name to deepen my connection to her. With wonder I found out that her name is the Source, the Holding of all, and the medium of energy and sound.

    And the penny dropped. Even her name smooths my path to come Home. How much must I be loved for everything to be planned and laid out for me? to end the stupor separation and to awaken to Oneness.
    E ❣️🙏🏼🌅

    1. Oh dear Efrem, your point is a wonderful one: what our spirit guides feel and express for their proteges is the very essence of perfect love! These beings devote our whole lifetimes to doing whatever they can to help us make the most of these lifetimes. Theirs is not a nine-to-five job with weekends off: it is 24-7 times ninety-odd earth-years constantly, earnestly, no-matter-what. Just loving us.

      I recall a moment soon after I was married – so it was 45 years ago now – when my often-then-difficult husband had done something I thought was remarkably unloving. It was perhaps the first time I realized that, you know, marriage is not going to be all moonlight and roses. I thought, “Well, maybe when I get to heaven there will be someone there who really loves me.” And all at once I was FLOODED with love, ENVELOPED in love, a feeling I had never had before that moment and have never spontaneously had since. It was so amazing that even now I can feel it again just by bringing it to mind. That was my Thomas, although of course I had no idea at the time what it was. That was love. And I have never since doubted for a moment that love is real, and love is powerful!

  8. Words from any human language does complicate things, because these words always shift in meaning. I am not a linguistics scholar so I don’t know what word Jesus used for the Love he prescribed, but we can see that it is definitely not a “feeling,” or an intellectual kind of good will. The Love Paul talks about in his letter is the same. It IS indeed prescriptive, and it is an action, a way of thinking that inevitably yields a behavior that in turn yields a way if thinking, and around and around until, as Roberta says, we rise in our consciousness. We cannot expect to remain the same when we Love this way. It’s a new Consciousness. If we want to know where to start as humans, it us with the forgiveness Jesus also described– again, not an emotion but an action.

    1. Dear Mike, I think that perhaps our problem is that love is indeed an emotion, but it is a core emotion. It’s not a “feeling,” which is a momentary and often frivolous shading of our thoughts; but instead it is, as you say, a fundamental element of Consciousness itself so it is what is BEHIND our thoughts. What I have found in using myself as a guinea pig is that you cannot really feel or express for long what is not emanating from your own core vibration. It amazes me, actually, to find that there is a constant core love now there within me, where it never was before, so my thoughts have a constancy in love that is brand-new in just the past few years! It slightly predates my much closer working with Thomas in my waking life, and I am asking him now how necessary it is for others to first grow spiritually to this point. I think he is too far removed in his own growth level from where I was even five years ago: I think he suspects it’s important, but he doesn’t know for sure.

      1. My own guide — who seems to walk in Love, Forgiveness and Patience — has shown me that Forgiveness seems to be the basis for those of us who are experiencing what we perceive as incarnation. The ability to forgive the way Jesus instructed us to forgive. Forgiveness, she tells me, has the “magic” to make the effect of actions disappear. It is fundamental because as long as we hold onto the effect of anyone’s action “against” us or the world, we do not move anywhere. So we have to start with forgiveness and then, she would say, be patient!

  9. Roberta,
    Thanks again for a wonderful post. I feel most elevated spiritually when I am listening to music or walking in nature. With music, I fear that I may get caught up in emotion, but it’s never the words that inspire me its the beauty of the composition and the sounds.
    I consider myself still a child in this world of spiritual guide communication, but maybe my guide has been there all along and I called my guide speaking to me as something else, like intuition or something. I am still growing with that.
    When I do meditate or reach out spiritually I find I always close my eyes and I have a tendency to rub my thumb and first two fingers together as a sort of focusing method. At first it was subconscious, but now I just let it happen and don’t wonder why. I sometimes feel certain loved ones, like my Mother who recently passed, but never clear messages just their presence and usually their mood which is joyful and at peace.
    PS – I am reading My Thomas, and I just adore Patty and I have a whole new respect for Thomas that I never could have had without your book. Their relationship was truly exceptional.

    1. Dear Timothy, from what you describe, it appears that your primary guide is helping you open spiritually as a necessary prelude to your building a closer waking relationship. Simply go with it! Our guides often have a better sense of what we are ready for and how rapidly we can progress than we do, so at least in these early stages it can be good to follow their lead.

      But, yes, what feels like “intuition” is generally our spirit guides. Long before I ever knew my Thomas, I was getting strong feelings about doing things or not doing things, to the point where it felt almost unbearable to go against those impulses. When you feel an internal nudge, simply pause and ask whether that is your guide: generally if it is your guide you will feel the urge more strongly.

      And I’m so glad you are enjoying My Thomas! It’s the best thing I ever will write, so when I learned in 2015 that it had been channeled as a test to see whether I was able to channel I really wasn’t surprised at all. The research was easy, and then one day I sat down at my computer and wrote it as fast as my fingers could type, from the first sentence to the last. I thought I was a genius! Then the first agent who saw it took it, and the first editor she showed it to – the senior acquisition editor at Doubleday – bought it at once and refused to let me change a word. The one thing she didn’t like was the title (I can’t even recall what it was now), so she asked me for a better one and immediately I knew it had to be “My Thomas,” never dreaming that it had been channeled by my guide and 25 years later I would be using those same words to refer to him ;-).

  10. I have to agree with Mike. Forgiveness is the first step toward experiencing the love we are talking about here. I also feel that understanding others (or trying to) from their perspective instead of just our own is equally important. It is easy for me to “love” the people on this forum, as they are like minded. but what if they weren’t? To be honest, I wouldn’t feel the same about them, so I would not be loving unconditionally, and I have n@o idea how to change that way of thinking.

    1. Well, in believing that forgiveness has to come first, before we really will be able to love in the only way that matters, you both are in good company: Jesus says the same thing ;-). He tells us that prevenient forgiveness – forgiving everything now, once and for all, rather than waiting and then trying to forgive things as they are happening – is the key to spiritual growth, and in that He is precisely right! Once you master prevenient forgiveness, you really are never troubled much by anything ever again in your life, and your spiritual vibration seems to just rise naturally. I have talked elsewhere on this blog about how to forgive once and for all, and learning how to do it is the core of my book, The Fun of Growing Forever. I am amazed to see how well it works!!

      Prevenient forgiveness also helps you to empathize with everyone. I often get emails from people who are outraged at what I say about Christianity, and I suspect sometimes that their outrage is fueled in part by the fact that they know what I’m saying is something they cannot frontally fight. It’s as if I am attacking their underbelly. They want me to be wrong so badly! And you know, there was a time when I fought back. After all, it’s the Lord Himself that I am defending! But it just happened again yesterday, and I noticed that I really sympathized with the clergyman who was upset with me. I felt no outrage at all, even in defense of Jesus. I loved this man. I was sorry from my soul that the religion to which he had devoted his life has all along been betraying him, but I said it only in words that were hugs.

      My goodness, this whole spiritual-growth thing is so amazingly self-reinforcing!

  11. Hi Roberta. On the issue of love and forgiveness I have a question as well . It is related to the one I asked you in person. For years I have had a little mantra that came to me from somewhere, I now figure probably my guides, and I would guess it has to do with the main issues I came here to work on. It goes, “peace, humility, patience, compassion.” At the top of that list is peace, and seems to deal with an issue that has bedevilled me most of my life. Maybe I had some bad experiences along these lines in a past life. I don’t know. The question would be, is there such a thing as “tough love” or in other words, is there ever a situation where force is justified, such as to defend oneself, to defend others, to serve the greater good, or should it always be a Ghandian type of pacifism? I know Jesus said turn the other cheek, and don’t resist evil, but I still wonder if there are times when one needs to do so but with love, not hatred or fear, in ones heart.

    1. Oh dear Scott, I am probably the wrong one to answer this question! But I’ll give you two answers: the Lord’s and my own.

      As Jesus was just beginning His ministry, some of His townsmen were so annoyed that this local kid was claiming to be the fulfillment of prophesy that they tried to throw Him off a cliff. He didn’t fight back, but He simply walked through the crowd and left them. Come to think of it, I don’t believe He ever actually fought back; but instead He told us to turn the other cheek “seventy times seven times.” As He was being captured prior to His crucifixion, one of His followers drew His sword and used it in His defense, but Jesus told the man to put the sword away because “all who draw blood by the sword will die by the sword.” So clearly Jesus seems to be saying that we shouldn’t use weapons to defend ourselves.

      My own experience is that soon after he first came out to me early in 2015, Thomas wanted me to arm myself. I’m not sure why, but I think he was initially planning a more aggressive introduction of these ideas to the world. I dutifully bought a pistol and learned to use it, but the farther I got into it the more I came to realize I couldn’t actually use a gun against a human being. So eventually I told him flat-out that he was going to have to figure out a more passive way for me to protect myself, or else expect me to be coming home early. I’m aware that after that, they did indeed redesign their plan; and my husband, perhaps at his own guide’s instigation, took over my handgun and learned to use it.

      But those are just the Lord’s answer and my own answer. I cannot say flat-out that it is always wrong to use force. I do know, though, the use of force would lower your consciousness vibration, probably by a lot: for me, even shooting at targets seemed to have that effect. Personally, I have come to think that fighting at all – even fighting with words – introduces more negativity to the world! But, really, that is just my opinion. Perhaps you should ask your guide this question?

  12. “…all who draw blood by the sword will die by the sword.” I have to wonder if this applies to those who use words or political power to hurt. I look forward to your blog because it, to me, is a light cutting through all the hatred and anger being dumped on us every day. Do these people not realize the damage they do, or were they born without souls? How can your guides be heard above all the screaming?

    1. Oh my dear AC, you make a wonderful point. The more you read the words of Jesus, the more you realize that He never fought with anger except for that one moment when He lost it over the money-changers in the Temple. Here He was, about to leave this world in the most horrible way we can imagine so He could do the rise-from-the-dead thing to prove to us that our lives really are eternal, and these people were still buying and selling in God’s house! I have long thought He realized in that moment that there was so much more that perhaps He could have done. It was the most human thing He ever did, but I’m sure He regretted it afterward.

      Yes, when it comes to the negativity it spews – which is the very worst pollution of all! – I think there is probably little difference between shouting at people in a rage and actually shooting them with a gun. But as Jesus says, “they know not what they do.” They are indeed also part of the Mind of God, but the world and their egos are blocking that awareness. As for me, the only way I have been able to get anywhere has been to avoid television, newspapers, social media, nearly all movies, and almost everything on the Internet for more than a decade now. I think this change began in about 2006. I didn’t realize at the time that what I was doing was more than taking a brief break, but my life has become so much richer without all that strident nonsense!

      Dear AC, all of us can hear our guides precisely because they are not shouting; instead, they whisper within us. But I do think that abandoning the world’s claims on our minds as I have done makes it a great deal easier to hear their whispers! And it will be important that as many of us as possible will hear them clearly now. With their guidance, we are the Lord’s minions in the world, being called now to help Him banish all that negativity forevermore.

  13. Thank you Roberta for the priceless gifts you give us in these blogs.
    With regard to the question of forgiveness, the Workbook Lesson #153 in A Course In Miracles is: ‘In my defenselessness my safety lies’. I have taken this to mean that once you really understand that you are one with God, indivisible, you have no need of defenses because you are made of the very stuff of true reality, which does not admit of anything unreal being able to harm you. ACIM holds as one of its central teachings that forgivemess is being able to see the other person, always, as in error, no matter what he has done, rather than as a sinner to be punished and made to feel guilty. The Son of God does not sin; he makes mistakes and is forgiven and loved anyway, always, as though those mistakes had never been made. This to me is so comforting and debunks the fire and brimstone horror as preached by so many for so long…and is still being preached, as we all know only too well.
    I keep thinking the words ‘an army for Christ’ – they have been in my mind for a few days now, and I am guessing my spirit guide is putting them there. I keep seeing a webpage headed with these words, which people can sign on to and register as a believer in and supporter of the words of Jesus Christ in the four gospels. The page would be headed, under the title, with an explicit spelling out of what being a member in the army of Christ means, something along the lines of ‘no conflict, no judgements, forgiveness, peace and love’. It would then ask each person to devote maybe five minutes a day to the sending of peaceful and loving thoughts out into the universe, as a contributory effort to the raising of the vibration of this planet. I am no good with the technical side of things, but would love to see something like this happen, where it would actually show how many people would like to express their love for Christ by signing up to something like this. Maybe there are websites like this already in force!
    I think Roberta’s website must be helping many people to forge strong links with each other and with beings in other dimensions – it is wonderful that this can now happen.
    Thank you again.
    E.M. Grimes-Graeme

    1. Oh dear E.M., you make a wonderful point about A Course in Miracles! Yes indeed, it is our ego-based felt need to put up defenses that actually serves as a defense against the pure truth that we are always safe in God. “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Therein lies the peace of God.” So perfectly wise and true!

      I do agree that we will need to assemble “an army for Christ,” but first we will have to teach the world Who Christ actually is! Now, most people would see that website as probably preaching fire-and-brimstone :-(. Thanks to Christianity, very few people – and even those sitting in the pews each Sunday – have any idea of Who Jesus is or what it was that He came to do.

      We are looking now at doing what we think is going to have to be the first step, which will be building a university website where people can learn about the afterlife, the greater reality, Who Jesus actually is and what He actually said, and finally… what all of us will need to do now if we mean to assist Him in bringing the kingdom of God on earth! It’s just in the planning stages….

  14. Thank you all. This has been very helpful. In order to build my spiritual house on rock instead of shifting sand, I want to make sure I’m solid on even the toughest questions. Roberta, that’s a great idea to take it up with my guides, and I will do so once I get past this getting-to-know-you phase. It is an exciting thought that I might be able to have these sorts of discussions with them also, and how different the world would be if most people could! ♥️

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