Faith And Trust
In the silence and stillness of creation lies the Creator waiting for our awakening to His presence, power, knowledge and creativity. The heavens and earth proclaim His majesty and reveal his expressed structure of dualism in which He is hidden from our sensing. We may feel His presence, know His being, express His power and deliver His creation but until we realize that it all comes from Him will we forever be entangled in the web of perception. Our idea of whom and what God is, is different from what He truly is. The Spirit of God is beyond our perception of His creation. It is the source from which everything grows and expands. It is the fountain of creativity, the sum of all knowledge, the essence of presence and the power that moves the entire omniverse. We have all of this within us right now. We also have the choice to believe this or not. Whether we believe it or not it creates what we allow ourselves to believe. It is there and cannot be explained by observation, collation and theory. It has been, is now and always will be. We can assign whatever meaning and belief we choose to describe it, understand it and be it. In this process we limit our understanding of what it actually is. We choose to believe what it is in how it is perceived by us. Beyond our constructs, beyond our beliefs and beyond our understandings it exists in purity expressing love throughout nature on a cosmic, local and personal scale. God is the source of all creation. Recognizing this is the beginning of true understanding. It cannot be proven by scientific observation and therein lays the beauty. It requires faith moving in a direction toward a deeper understanding of patterns, fractal expressions and an understanding of natural creation. Oneness with God comes from allowing the presence, the knowledge, the power and your participation as a co-creator to manifest in your life. The Divine moving through you is the river of creativity and your belief of separation is the boat on which you travel the river. Drop the oars and allow this river to guide you to a place of automatic Divine expression. It is in this faith and trust that you truly experience the Divine gifts of freedom, free will, grace and love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
Are You Using The Right Tools?
We all need tools to get the job done. Whether we use a screwdriver, hammer or pair of pliers, we use the appropriate tool for the job. Our mind is a tool as well. Its job is to separate ourselves from what we truly are in order to express ourselves in our environments. Most of us allow it to work during our conscious periods filling us with reactions to events, circumstances, occurrences, situations and people in our environments. Some of us choose to transcend these reactions and learn more about whom we are and what we can become. We develop the ability to pro-act and make positive changes forging ahead with creativity, understanding and love. When we allow the mind to rule it becomes the only tool we use to understand our existence. In reality, we have other tools available when we release the mind from its hold on us. How do we do this? Through the regular and consistent practice of meditation. Meditation allows us to function in peace and feel the solace of stillness. It releases us from the distractions, chatter and craziness of the outer world. It delivers us to the Mind of God where no confusion exists whatsoever. Meditation is a valuable tool in our arsenal that protects our inner peace by allowing our minds to let go in conscious relaxation. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
In Touch With Your Feelings
When you are in touch with your feelings you will know when the time is right to allow, forge ahead and fulfill your Divine purpose. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.
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