Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spiritual laws: the Codes

Spiritual laws are real like physical laws.  They exist whether people know about them or not.  The law of cause and effect is a special case of the spiritual law of "what goes around comes around" or the law of seed and harvest:  plant corn you get corn.  Plant thistles you get thistles.  The laws of physics were just as true 10,000 years ago as they are today:  it is just that no one knew about the laws of gravity and thrust or had the technology to build an aeroplane.  Though some dreamed like Da Vinci with his gyrocopter or Jules Verne writing about travelling to the moon.

Spiritual laws are higher order laws, that means they govern lower order laws like the laws of physics.  Just like the laws of the quantum realm which we can't see govern the natural world which we can see. Quantum mechanics is the most supported scientific theory that has been to this point.  Spiritual laws today are roughly like the laws of physics were 10 000 years ago:  they existed but very few knew about them then .  Most do not know about or understand spiritual laws today.  Spiritual laws are the codes or formulas which govern for right living.  Breaking them doesn't lead to punishment.  It leads to consequences.  If we jump off  a roof gravity dictates we will fall. It isn't anyone punishing us though the pain we feel may seem like it.  Gravity applies to everyone all the time.  Knowing about gravity however not only stops you trying to jump off things without a parachute it can ,together with other information, help you to fly.

The main spiritual law is the law of seed and harvest.  It is clearly reflected in the natural law and every farmer knows about it.  You sow what you reap: other things being equal.  As a spiritual law however it is even more significant.  The spiritual law says this:  the "seeds" are the words we speak not only out loud but inside ourselves.  if we want good "crop" we speak good words.  If we don't we will produce the result of bad words:  a bad crop. What goes around comes around.

Just as a farmer couldn't possibly be successful if he didn't know that seeds reproduce in the natural so we cannot be successful in life if we don't understand that what we say matters!  Not just what we say out loud but what we dwell on in our hearts and minds, what we mull over, obsess about at 4am  going over and over in our minds.  These words are seeds.  They create the conditions that produce what we are pondering on.  If we continually dwell on fear words and sickness words and words of not having enough or negative words about other people  that is exactly what will be created in our environment over time including the environment in our body which we call our health and well being. As Joyce Meyer a great teacher of the spiritual law said: unforgiveness is like taking poison and hoping someone else will die!   If on the other hand we dwell on good words true words positive words uplifting words compassionate words  then that is what will be created both within and without ourselves.

There is however an important proviso:  just exercising what we call "positive thinking" and "affirmations"  will not undo the usually unconscious negative words we might be saying in our deepest being. Our unconscious which we may be unaware of always rules the conscious.   Our unconscious is our operating system.  If it is faulty we have to fix it otherwise the positive thinking will not override it.   Just like with the computer: if we have operating system problems which we cannot see we cannot fix them by doing things on the screen we can see  We have to know that there is an operating system (some don't) we have to know how to get in there (some do) and we have to know how to to navigate through the blue screens to find and fix the faulty instructions (relatively few know how to do this )

We have to get in touch with our unconscious our operating systems and change faulty instructions and  replace outdated drivers.    Our beliefs are programmed in.  They can be wrong no matter how passionately we hold to them.  The earth is not flat and coloured people (yellow black or red)  are not inferior to white people. We can learn to re program. We were programmed through repetition and corresponding actions.  We can re program the same way.  Find a good coach someone who can help you if necessary.  Most of us come from deeply troubled families as Bessel Van Der Kolk's study on Developmental Trauma showed.  His book the Body Keeps Score is a great resource on programming and reprogramming. 

Spiritual laws embed spiritual Truth.  Truths work and lies don't.  If we align our words with spiritual truths like Do unto others as you would have them do unto you: and speak them to ourselves  and act on them they must come to pass.  It is spiritual law as inevitable as  the law of gravity that says if you jump off a roof you will fall or if you build an aeroplane according to laws of gravity and thrust you will fly.  Better to fly than fall. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Why Codebreaking?

Life can seem like a code  to which someone forgot to give us the key.  It can then seem full  of mystery (and not in a good way).  It can be challenging difficult and frustrating and painful.  And we can't find the key to deciphering it though we try and no one else really seems to know either.   Or we are sidetracked from looking for the code or we are told there isn't one.   Because the life codes are actually within us as well as all around us.  But we need to have some basic information about how you recognise and decipher them.  It isn't that difficult but someone has to tell you.  An  example is learning to listen to our own inner guidance.  This is as fundamental  code and is something that will guide you right even when  other people or our programmed beliefs from childhood and from what we have learned tells us differently.  If we do learn to listen though and act on our inner guidance and do it consistently it will lead us right.   Every time.  So that is a true code:  to learn to listen to ourselves.

But in families that are stressful and troubled which  the latest research indicates is probably most families, we grow up disconnected from ourselves.  So we are not able to listen to ourselves.  We are then lost.  Our heads are full of information and mis-information.  And we cannot tell the difference.  True knowing is experiential. It is what Peter Levine an animal physiologist and traumatologist calls the "felt sense".  It is what Aristotle called wisdom: knowledge- in- action.  It is personal knowing which no one can give you and no one can take away.  Knowing the true code is not just an intellectual thing like knowing who was the 15th president of the United States.  It is knowing in our heart our gut it is experiential personal knowing.   If we know something in this way we will act on it.  Knowledge which has no application in life has no value.  If something is right it works if it is wrong it doesn't  Truth works. Lies don't.

So why codebreaking?  It is so we can have successful fulfilled lives  instead of feeling that life is incomprehensible  and disturbing.  When we start codebreaking we start feeling that we are part of life. And part of a greater Life.  We feel connected.  We feel connected to the animals and plants around us, we feel connected to ourselves and  to other people.  There is a felt sense of belonging not as for many people a sense of isolation and alienation. And a terrifying crushing loneliness.  Like we are looking at life through a plate glass window.

Instead you know that when the birds come in the morning they have come to say hello to you.  That when the koala turns up outside your front door and starts his song it is because he is letting you know that he is there so you can come out and say Hi to him. Or as I do sing him my song.  It is knowing that the magpie sitting on the dog pen with fishing line wound around his foot he has come to let you know that his foot is sore and he expects you to do something about it.  Of course you do.

The spiritual law is written in our hearts and it is evident around us in Nature. It is also contained in what is called the Bible  though there is a true code to it being revealed.  It can only be discerned by a spiritually awakened heart.  This is a true code.  And what is revealed are the spiritual laws the codes for an effective life. Spiritual laws work and religious laws don't.    The spiritual law says we don't feel whole unless we are connected to the natural environment because we are part of those living organisms and beings and they are part of us.  For us to be whole we have to be in union with the living beings that comprise our biosphere.  One of the great Native American chiefs Sitting Bull wrote in a letter  to the American Government about the destruction of the land:  if people get too far from nature they get crazy.  That is absolutely true.  So the answer to the question Why codebreaking? is so that we can learn the true codes and make life the successful joyful adventure it is supposed to be and  learn to recognise false codes so we are not misled..


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Who are we really?

We are a spirit with a soul in a body.  I spent 6 months trying to have an "out of body" experience.  I had some strange things happen including getting stuck at my feet and coming back in my body and not being able to move for what seemed like a very long time: probably about half an hour.  But one sunny afternoon in Eltham  I flipped out of my body and went off on a journey leaving my body lying on the bed.  I seemed to go back in time to Vienna around the turn of the century and following the sound of a piano saw some hands playing the piano and they were old hands.  I realised they were mine.  I then looked out through the thick red velvet curtains on the street and saw horses and carriages.  Then I came back into my body.  I never felt the need to do it again.  I found I can travel further and easier with the mind.  But I learned that  I definitely was not my body.  Many cultures and all spiritual paths talk of leaving the body and of "astral" travel.

How do we know we are a spirit? the same way we know we are alive.  It is not something that can be justified by reasons.  It is experiential knowledge: personal knowing that can only come from experience.  It is what Peter Levine calls "the felt sense" a whole body awareness not an opinion or an idea which is intellectual.  Experiential knowing cannot be transferred.  If someone doesn't believe they are a spirit you cannot persuade them.  It is like eating a peach:  if someone hasn't eaten a peach you might be good at describing the experience but they will have to eat a peach for themselves to find out what that experience is like.

In the terms of modern physics  matter and energy are interchangeable (E =m multiplied by c (the speed of light 186,000 miles per second) squared).  Thank you to dear Albert (Einstein).   What we see with our senses as solid matter is really according to quantum physics vibrating packets of energy with large spaces in between.  According to the latest view in quantum physics the fundamentals of matter are not teensy weensy particles or quanta but rather can only be described in terms of the qualities of sound:  frequency and amplitude..  Basically this means the fundamentals of matter can only be described in terms that describes sound waves:  frequency: how fast are the waves are coming and amplitude:  how big they are.    This would be no surprise to Hindu teachings on spirituality which has since the Vedas were written 10,000 years ago regarded Sound as the basis of Creation.  Neither would it surprise  Christians Jews or any who reads the Codebook we call the Bible:  Genesis 1:1 says: "In the beginning was the Word......".  A Word is Sound made by a voice.  So to say we are a spirit is to say we are energy vibrating at a higher frequency in a body which is energy vibrating at a lower frequency.

However there are huge ramifications to accepting that we are spirits in a body. As someone said the body is our "earth suit" we can't live on the earth without one.  How did we get here? Where were we before we were in the body and where are we going after we leave the body? What is our relationship to the Great Spirit as the Native Americans so aptly  call the Spirit?  If we are a spirit with consciousness and awareness are other beings such as plants and animals also spirits in bodies?  Many would say undeniably Yes. I know my dog Grace has a soul and is an "angel with fur" and a spirit. 
I know that my German Shepherd girl Taj who came to visit me often after she passed and  was seen by friends and family members) is definitely a spirit.   And can we commune with what people call the Universe (rather than using the religiously loaded term God)?   God is actually derived from a German word Gott which means a supreme being whoever and whatever we conceive them to be.   I prefer the Hebrew Yahweh:  when this is translated it means the yearning burning passionate one (Yah) who manifested  or fell from a higher to a lower place (hayah) by the Breath (ruach or spirit in Hebrew) which refers to the spoken Word.    Why? to make things whole.  The word translated incompletely as "save" means make whole in both Hebrew (yasha) and Greek (sozo).  Nice thought.  

Sometimes we spend a lot of time searching for something which is right under or sometimes right on our noses (like glasses).  The spiritual law says the Word is close to you:  in your mouth and in your heart (Romans 10:8). Rumi the great mystic Sufi poet wrote  "My love, you are closer to me than myself" talking of the One whom he knew intimately as his Lover .  Jesus said "The Kingdom is within you".  Maybe we should make time in our busy, device-filled, distracting world to consider the question:  Who am I really?

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Self care is not selfish

Self care is not being selfish.  What is self care? It is treating ourselves like we are valuable. We often look after our cars and devices better than we look after ourselves.  But if you want to be in it for the long haul you have to take care of yourself.  Another name for this is self-love.  People talk a lot about loving yourself. But what does this really mean? The core of what it means is that you value yourself. This shows in how you look after yourself.

The spiritual law says we are spirit (or in terms of contemporary physics:  energy).  We live in a body (which our physics tells us is also really vibrating" packets" of energy or atoms with large spaces in between).  This body is our "earth suit"  We humans cannot live in this material  realm without it.  We also have a soul or individual personality.  This is expressed in terms of intellect, emotions and will.  We are each a completely unique expression of the entire space-time continuum.  Or as people term it somewhat vaguely and being politically correct expressions of :  "The Universe".  People are wary of the term God because He/She and the original Transgendered Being has got a bad rap.  A very bad rap since denominational religion has used the concept of God to terrify people; to justify the middle man (priests, pastors, ministers almost exclusively male) and to have someone to blame besides each other for the horrible condition of much of the world and the people in it.  The real issue which people skirt around is whether or not "the Universe" is conscious and whether or not"the Universe" manifests as a Person a Being, the Creator in whose image we are created and with whom we can commune.  This is to be continued in a different blog. 

If we are a spirit with a soul in a body we need to take care of each of these aspects of ourselves.  Let us start with the body.  Our bodies are living organisms.  Much like dogs they are unconditionally loving and will allow us to punish them until they drop. Preventative medicine is almost a contradiction in terms.  Medicine is concerned with treating symptoms and conditions with drugs and invasive physical procedures.  Heart lung surgery is amazing.  Where it comes to physical trauma like injury and accidents modern medicine has no parallel.  There is an interesting documentary called Heal on itunes which makes this point.  However apart from that we need to be able to prevent illness.  People generally know about good diet.  However diet and weight have become the focus of health and a giant industry.   Apart from good diet (which means a little bit of all the food groups, as fresh as possible, not genetically modified and as free of chemicals as possible in smallish appropriate quantities ), the main requirement for our body is exercise.  This is sadly lacking for most people.  We are sedentary culture:  cars TVs computers devices keep us sitting not moving. Our health:  mental and physical depends on a body that moves regularly.  I will blog about exercise and its importance another time. 

Just as the body need good food and exercise so does the soul:  we need to have good mental and emotional "food" not "junk food" consisting of "reality" TV, the violence and horror and fear- mongering of "news"  (as pointed out by Skyhooks long ago) and cruelty disguised as comedy.  We need good mental  and emotional food:  music and the poetry of songs (including rap) inspiring stories about what people achieve in sport and elsewhere, movies that encourage and uplift.  Fun is great too: dancing joy laughter outdoors being with people who are kindred spirits.  What about spiritual food? We need that too.  What is spiritual food?  Food that links us to our deepest self and the bigger picture.  It is meditation it is studying the spiritual law and putting it into practice:  things like what goes around comes around, be kind to others. be kind to the planet. be kind to yourself. Above all it means seeking to find out who or what our consciousnesss comes from.

Here is the kicker:  since our spirit is the predominant energetic force spiritual food is the most important of all.  We can have the healthiest fittest body in the cosmos and have mind and emotions tuned and focused and managed but if our spirit is inactive we are empty sad and lost. 

So self care starts from the inside out:  the spirit is the real self.  We live in a culture that has confused spirituality with religion and thrown the baby out with the bathwater. Spiritual laws like physical laws are true whether we believe them or not.  Whether or not you believe in gravity if you jump off the garage roof you will probably hurt yourself.  But knowing about gravity and thrust and having the technology means you can fly. 

Spiritual laws are the higher order laws our science hasn't caught up with yet but it will.  Knowing these laws means you can learn to fly - without a plane.   Now there's a thought........

Monday, 18 December 2017

How to do Christmas

19th December 2017   
 
                                                       

                                                      
                          HOW TO DO CHRISTMAS.

Christmas is undoubtedly the most stressful time for people.  Usually the stress is evident in people about a month before.  But this year it seemed to start around the beginning of October.  This led me to ponder on why there is so much stress at time which should be a time of joy and peace and goodwill as the many Christmas cards re-iterate.  I do not think that these are primarily religious concepts.  They are the core of psychological well being.  Without joy peace and a good attitude towards ourselves and others (a reasonable definition of goodwill) we are not going to be happy. 

Being happy is underrated. It is vital to well being, it is not a “trap” and it is available.  Happiness is a state of mind.  Everything is a mindset.  If you are not happy, change your mindset.  I am going to venture a working definition of happiness:  it means “keeping your head when all around you are losing theirs” (borrowed from If by Rudyard Kipling).  It means “steady she goes” (a sailing term) when the storms of life come, and they will come. It means being able to see the bigger picture and not get distracted by details.  I read this back in the 70’s somewhere:  “Don’t sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff.)”  Whatever “it” is, will it matter in a week a month a year or in 5 minutes?  Happiness is the result of an inner security that allows us to keep steady in the face of life’s many and inevitable challenges.

So what about Christmas?  Why aren’t people happy at Christmas?  Two things come to mind:  money and family.  Money first. People often spend  too much money at Christmas.  They max out their credit cards.  They buy Christmas everything: napkins, toothpicks (red)


plates presents food - all expensive. But it is not the cost of the present that makes is important.  It is the thoughtfulness and appropriateness of the present.  If people only gauge the present by how much it cost, don’t give them anything.  The greatest gift we can give is ourselves.  This may be seen as a cliché but it is true nevertheless.  We can give time energy and attention.  In truth this is what people value the most from each other.  You don’t have to spend large amounts of money on the people who really care about you if you don’t have it to spend.  And don’t spend large amounts of money on people who don’t care about you because they still won’t care about you. As the Beatles said long ago: “Can’t buy me love….”

What about family?  The one thing that I notice which disturbs people the most about Christmas is that it will be a time of getting together with family members.  Some of these they do not want to be with.  It is unrealistic to expect that if you are going to spend time with people you don’t like and hardly see the rest of the year that you are going to enjoy their company.  And alcohol is a volatile drug.  It is a dis-inhibitor meaning it releases impulses (usually better not released) which when we are sober we may keep a lid on.  These impulses include sexuality (so watch those office Christmas parties; you will have to face all those people again after Christmas).  And even more so: aggression.  A family gathering where there will almost certainly be alcohol and where there are people who don’t really like each other,  drinking too much and eating too much and  confined together for many hours in the same place, is a recipe for trouble. 

So how can we maximise the chances of having a good time at Christmas?  One of the things I say to people is:  you create your own Christmas.  They now have these machines at a well-known fast food outlet where you can create your own burgers. (I haven’t mastered them yet!).  But it is the same with Christmas.  Do what you want to do and do it with the people you want to do it with and no one else. 
People use the word “have to” too loosely.  I like to say there are only 3 things we have to do: eat, breathe and as the Americans politely say “Use the bathroom”.  And if we decide to go on a hunger strike we don’t have to eat.  Everything else is a choice: a want not a need.  Yes, there are consequences to our choices, but we do have choices.  We make our own schedules and we create our own Christmas experiences.  If you are not happy with your Christmas routine – do something different.  One thing you can do is go away for Christmas! Take your family, stay at a nice resort!  This could be a marvellous way to spend Christmas.







Finally how do you get happy not just at Christmas but for the whole of the year.  I will write more on this another time. But a vital key is this:  Do more of what you are passionate about and less of what you hate.  Wishing you all a Christmas for 2017 like you have never had and always wanted.



Anna-Marie Taylor December 2017 Copyright                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Proof is in the Pudding

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes....(Rom.1:16).  Stop!  Don't change the channel just yet!  There is gold in them thar hills.  Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.  Religion isn't spirituality.  Spirituality is true knowledge, religion is stuff people make up.  Mostly men as it happens.  No offence: it has been a result of the patriarchal skew which infected and still infects the world and doesn't in the end benefit anyone. I think gender may just be a mistake like ageing but that is for another day....

Apart from anything else the language above is 17th century English which no one speaks and most don't understand.  In contemporary terms what this is saying is something startling: :"I don't mind putting it out there:  I got the Power.  And I can give it to you if you want it."  Or more simply "the proof is in the pudding".  If the recipe is right the pudding tastes great.  If not it doesn't.  Very appropriate since we are approaching Christmas.  And you don't want to miss the next blog:  It is "How to do Christmas".  This is an article I wrote for a glossy Queensland resort magazine a couple of years ago. For a while they ran psychology articles as well as many advertisements for expensive Queensland properties.  Go figure.

The Gospel  (literal meaning good news) is this:  the power is there for anyone who knows about it and wants some.  And why wouldn't you?  Power to do what?  Succeed.  At what?  Everything you do.  Is this a code? Oh yes it so is.  Spirit is real; Truth works; lies corrupt.  Getting with the strength makes you strong.  Knowing what is true and applying it makes you effective.

 It is exactly like the laws of physics.  They were always there.  Laws of gravity and thrust applied just as much 10,000 years ago as they do today.  Problem was only the birds knew about them.  Though most indigenous people and many others knew about astral travel like Hindus, Buddhists and yes Christians.  Paul talks about astral travel and it is mentioned in regard to Phillip and by John, Ezekiel and many others.  They called it "being in the Spirit" sometimes travelling in the body and sometimes out of it.  The evangelist (which literally means good news carrier so not like CNN) Jesse Duplantis amongst many others talks of a bodily experience of going to heaven. Google it for yourself.  And the book and the movie Heaven is for Real is based on a true story about a 4 year old boy who visited heaven written by his father a minister.  I spent 6 months learning to astral travel. by getting out of my body.  After some freaky experiences like getting stuck at my feet and then not being able to move for half an hour I finally flipped out (or better rocked out since it is a rocking experience as well as a "rockin" experience) of my body on a sunny afternoon lying on the bed.  I had a marvellous time and it showed me beyond doubt that I was not my body.  I didn't ever feel I needed to do it again.  I have since learned even easier ways to travel.

Anyway back to the Wright brothers.  Eventually after running down hills in strange wooden contraptions they got off the ground.  The laws were there but no one knew about them and until the 20th century no one had the technology to build airplanes  And look at us now......Mars and beyond. 

Spiritual laws are just like the laws of physics were:  they are and have always been the same but most haven't known about them.  They work for anyone who knows about them and puts them to work.  So how do you know that something is true?  Firstly if your inner GPS is on you will feel it.  Secondly it works.  If you know the spiritual laws which are the equivalent to the laws of gravity and thrust and you have the technology you can fly  Religious laws doesn't work.  Spiritual laws do.  What I have called codes are spiritual laws: like 'what goes around comes around', like 'ask and you receive', like 'trusting your inner guidance'.  The proof is in the pudding. 

And to finish with the words of a contemporary prophet Paul Simon from the great song
Sounds of Silence  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--DbgPXwLlM Great version by Simon and Garfunkel.
V5
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said:
"The words of the prophet are
written on the subway walls
and tenement halls
and whispered in the sounds of silence"

It's all around us folks. 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Unlocking all the codes at once

There is always an easy way and a hard way.  This is how I found the easy way.   I was walking back home on the beach track at Seaford with my beautiful German Shepherd friend Taj



It was about 2pm in the afternoon.  I had been raised Catholic by parents who were atheists, my grandfather was an orthodox Jew and my grandmother was just lovely and was not religious but was  Love in action. I was looking for God from the time I was about 8 years old.  I attended a convent for two years which continued to feed my awareness of a spiritual realm.  But it didn't seem like anyone around me really knew God so I knew  they couldn't help me.  I gave my heart to the Lord at a Billy Graham convention at 17 but  then I attended a local church .  There were 4 people sitting in the front pew asleep.  At the time they seemed very old to me.   The minister seemed to find his own sermon boring. I  knew this wasn't the Way.  I decided that Christianity was a crock and had nothing to offer me. So I wandered on many new age paths and for 10 years followed a group of American Sufis whose founder came from India.  I learned a great deal about the spiritual realm as a result of all these journeys and had marvellous experiences.  But  I still  couldn't reach God.  I had hit the glass ceiling.  I knew He/She/They and Beyond was there but I couldn't reach Him.  I refer to Him as Him because He is my Lover as well as my God.

Anyway......as I was walking down the beach track that afternoon  I stopped. I knew in my spirit that there was someone standing behind me.  And more than that I knew it was Jesus.  He was about 6 foot tall  and had shining golden brown hair.  I couldn't see his features clearly because there was so much Light emanating from His whole being.  He was wearing a long white robe and I think He had sandals on. By that time spiritual experiences were common for me.  I didn't see Him with my physical eyes but I sensed Him and saw Him clearly with my inner eyes.  He was standing behind me and He said something which I didn't recognise at the time as the essential teaching of the Way.  He said Do you want me to come into your heart?  But I knew exactly what He was asking and I was ready. I said Yes from my deepest being.  I felt Him move into my spiritual aura and it was as if we merged but there was no sense of intrusion or crowding and I didn't stop feeling like me.  And I just continued walking home not really thinking any more about it.  I didn't know my life had changed forever and I didn't know until later that I had just experienced what Jesus called being born again, being born from above and being born of the Spirit (John 3:1-6).  I learned that language later.

To cut a long story short:  I started watching Christian television and could suddenly understand what they were talking about.  I started attending a local Pentecostal church The Lighthouse where I also learned a lot about the Way of the Spirit. It was also where I discovered Christian rock and as a child of the rock era this delighted my soul.  And I could dance and play the tambourine which also delighted my soul.  I believe music, dancing and song are essential to our well being.  We are all Singers and Dancers in our essential beings.   I ended up being ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in Crowley, Texas in the USA  in 2014 by Dr Jerry Savelle and am linked with the non -denominational Heritage of Faith Ministries.

Why did I tell you all that?  So you could go looking for God or Spirit (and Jesus says God is the Spirit  (John 4::24)).  Having had this experience no one can tell me Spirit isn't real because I know that I know that I have met Him as Jesus.  It is like trying to tell me my children aren't real.   I cannot pass this personal knowing on to anyone else.  But the Word also says Seek and you will find.  I sought and I found or more accurately I was found!  Because I was certainly wandering  (and wondering) and was certainly lost.  I was blind but then I saw.  Amazing Grace!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCp5LG_zNE  is a marvellous version by Celtic Woman,  complete with haunting bagpipes.

Spirit is real.  There is another realm which only our inner senses can see.  All spiritual paths in all cultures talk about this realm.  Our physicists tell us that the world is not at all as we see it but is a quantum flux of energy.  The fundamental basis of matter according to the latest understanding of quantum physics is not some teeny tiny particle but has the fundamental properties of sound:  amplitude and frequency.  No news to Hindu spirituality which has said this for 10,000 years.  In the beginning was the Word ....(Gen.1:1).   Even better the Spirit said to me a while ago:  Everything I say is a Song.    The fundamental nature of everything is a Song.  If there is a Song there is a  Singer. We need to look for the Singer.  Unless we encounter Spirit for ourselves it is just religion and the traditions of men.  Literally since denominational  religions are created and governed by men. There have always been and continue to be many marvellous men and women who know Spirit intimately and follow the Way within denominational religions.  However denominational religions are, and have always been, infected with warped attitudes to women, as well as to animals, to the natural world and to people who belong to another denomination or culture.    Denominational religion doesn't work.  True Spirituality does.  The Word says the traditions of men make Spirit's laws of no effect (Jesus in Mark 7:13).  Once we connect with the Spirit we have access to all the true codes and He is yearning to teach us.

So if you want to do it the easy way connect to Spirit.  It is so easy:  The Word is near you in your mouth and in your heart.  You don't have to go up to heaven to bring Him down or down to the darkest pit and bring Him up (Deuteronomy 30:14; Romans.10:8).  He is so close to us we miss Him.  We get confused with "the voices" in our heads.  Is it me?  Is it Him?  Is it the negative voices within and around us?  He sounds like us but says things we do not know.  Eventually we learn to recognise His Voice amongst the others like being able to tell the voice of your loved one in the midst of a crowd at a party.

Practically speaking if you want to connect to Spirit this is what you do.  It is simple.  All Truths are simple.  It is how Gloria Copeland another great teacher of the true Way did it.   You say Take my life and do something with it.  Out loud!  So heaven and earth can hear you.  It is that simple.  You also then say (out loud)  Give me Your Holy Spirit.  We then get our first Spiritual Power Booster Pack.  And there is more.......

There I am outed.  I am a dedicated Follower of the Way  The disciples called themselves followers of the Way. (Acts 22:4),  I join all those men and women in every place who have conversations with God - daily.  If this puts you off that is a pity.  As a wise person said to me: Christianity is not a religion it is a Way of Life.  In the last 13 years I have put it to the test.  It works.  Nothing else I have tried does and I have tried everything on offer.  I have wandered on many new age paths,  I have tried Sufism.  I have tasted most of what the world offers.   None of it worked.  This Way does: in regard to money, health ,relationships and everything else. There have been  many challenges over the last 13 years.  There were previously and will continue to be as long as I am on this side of Heaven.  Some of them have been very big.  But now I have Someone who guides me through them into victory over lack, sicknesses and challenges from people and  from life on this planet at this time.   I am just at the beginning.  We are always at the beginning of the Way.  But now I have a Way to follow.   I have Someone to follow Who brings me through every life storm every time into the clear sunshine, into joy and peace;  Someone Who sustains me through the challenges so I can "walk on the water through the storm".  Peter walked on the water! (Matthew 14:29).  We can too!  Though I have been given the gift of a rich and marvellous life, parts of it  seem like a bad dream.  I don't often look back. If you do you turn into a pillar of salt. This  Way is  the easy way.  It is the only Way I have found that works. May  you seek  for yourselves.  And if you do He will find you.