I will love you no matter what!

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August 30, 2012

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I Will Love You No Matter What!
By Henry Hasse

Thank you, Father, for loving me unconditionally! I discovered this hidden treasure (I will love you no matter what and I will never leave you or forsake you.) among all the weeds in the scriptures almost four years ago and I have been sharing it ever since, always finding a better way to say it, repeating it in many different ways just in case one way will have meaning to you. I call it “my diamond in the rough,” because it is certainly a Divine revelation and now it is finally mine, rough as I still am.

Before we proceed any further, you should know five things from the start:

1) Since this is a blog, I do not feel the need to document references to source material. A little research of your own will uncover them soon enough. 

2) I view the Old Testament and New Testament scriptures as interesting literature only, and certainly not as “holy” and “infallible” words “inspired” by God. You can find explanations for that based on scholarly work and archeology. In other words, I no longer idolize the Christian Bible for the reasons given. 

3) I do not idolize the authority of the Church or its doctrines which have been designed to control people religiously and politically over the centuries. 

4) I am not an Atheist by any stretch. The creation around us, life itself, and the wonders of the human body are proof enough for me that a Higher Existence is responsible for the same. 

5) Finally, my acknowledgement of #4 is evidence that a consciousness of this Higher Existence resides within me as it does in all mankind, patiently waiting to be discovered and put to good use among humans. That it still remains hidden or undiscovered in so much of humanity indicates that it is above all else not a controlling influence and that freedom is its primary value and goal for all of humanity. It can be better defined as unconditional love.

The Father’s love for ALL his children is not really new. It has always been so. How could it be anything else? Mankind was created free, not perfect as if they were little gods.  Like the rest of creation that was adapting to ongoing changes. Humanity was a work in progress as well, but different, because humans were free to explore and learn and reason and choose the benefits of loving as they had been loved, finding better ways to live with others. This they could do because they housed a “piece” of the Creator within them, a consciousness of goodness to be discovered and acted on as well. The gift of life alone was enough to capture their attention and fill them with wonder and amazement! And what about waking up alive and well in the morning? Or having food to eat in the pantry? Perhaps an income source from farming and trading? Family? Friends? Possessions? Probably more than needed?

But this generous gifting and treatment and unconditional acceptance, in spite of possible prodigal behavior or unloving choices, was too unbelievably scandalous for most folks to fully understand. It seemed too unfair to treat others that generously – faulty thinking came to such conclusions.

Probably taking their lead from the animals around them, instead of treating others generously and with similar understanding and acceptance, they demanded punishment for offenses. Families, tribes, nations, even civilized ones, all wanted some form of punishment as revenge for being exploited or physically harmed by another. It was really animal-like behavior. So it is not surprising that their mind’s configuration of a deity would soon have exactly the same demands for them as they had for others, not least of all an attribute of violence! Their gory stories about their ancestor’s exploits are proof of the same. And their religious practices reflected the same thinking as well – offerings, laws, sacrifices, and priestly mediators with frightful promises of terrible punishment for disobedience. All these were related. But notice the contrast between their deduced payback thinking and the reality of daily gracious mercy they were receiving! Notice the contrast between the god they had conjured up (really a reflection of themselves) and the benevolent Creator hidden by their thinking.

After hearing all these violent exploits of such an angry “god,” no wonder many thoughtful folks became atheists (Samaritans)! I happen to know several atheists who are very loving people, generously willing to help anyone in need. Of course, that is not to say that all atheists are generous and loving people.

It is the un-awareness of a Divine unconditional acceptance and love, as only a loving and forgiving parent could have for children, that leads to the sick violence described above. However, when consciousness of such Divine love finally overwhelms us, not all at once to be sure, a new life begins to take shape, and it slowly but surely changes the view of the world around us and how we ultimately treat others. Some may be unaware of the source of such consciousness, but they are loving and kind people none-the-less.

This mystery should cause those who do recognize the source to wonder in amazement! This also explains how forgiveness without conditions brings relief to BOTH the giver AND the receiver. Is there anything more divine than that concept? It is restorative justice at work! It is proof of a better consciousness within being discovered. It is a relief to finally “mellow out” and not take ourselves and our belief system so seriously, including its scriptures! Accepting each other just as we are has a way of changing us both for the better.

The Old Testament Hebrew prophets knew about, or at least deduced, the creation story from what they observed around them. But they knew nothing of a Paradise or a Fall story, two concepts picked up several centuries after the prophets spoke their promises of better times to come and complained about the priest’s demanding ways.

The Hebrew priests had developed their own religious system of laws similar to an even older code of laws written by the Babylonians, Hammurabi, in the 18th century B.C. priests had learned about the Paradise and Fall and Flood stories in Persia from Zoroastrianism, Persia’s state religion, and these became a major influence in Judaism. They built on their old laws there and were honored for it by the Persians. Ezra was High Priest during the Jewish captivity, and it was he who rewrote many of the Hebrew historical documents and laws, obviously placing the Zoroastrian apocryphal slant on everything – (good god vs. evil god, good beginning vs. evil outcome, required punishment, need for laws and a messiah savior, things always growing worse, heading for final judgment and ultimate destruction of evil, threat of a fiery hell of endless torment, only selected insiders saved, and to hell with all enemies).

BEFORE the captivity, the prophets declared the hopeful message of unconditional love and treatment for all, and the promise for a better land and better times when people practiced the same treatment among themselves. They had caught the spirit of their consciousness within, the one given to them as part of their life, the same one given to all of humanity from the beginning, the one that mirrored their Creator.

They observed the contrasting conditions all around them and began to speak against the religious establishment and all its rituals and sacrifices and burdensome laws. Unfortunately, they suffered the horrible and violent deaths demanded by the priesthood who had burdened the people with all their demands for sacrifices and festivals and even the Sabbath itself, all in order to have control over the people. It was religious tyranny that the prophets spoke against, tyranny that was even controlling the King!

AFTER the captivity, the promises and hopes for a better future and treatment were soon forgotten. Apocalyptic bloody violence became the Jewish way of life and remained so,

1) between the Jewish Maccabees, especially their Judas “messiah” figure, and Antiochus IV of Greek origin who had banned the Jewish religion, set up altars to Zeus  and other Greek gods in the Temple at Jerusalem and slaughtered pigs and Jews on them, and

2) between Jews and the Roman occupation forces later, but also

3) violence between several Jewish factions. The Romans finally had enough of it and sent Titus and his Legions to destroy Jerusalem and the Temple and the surrounding villages in 69-70 A.D. But still another Jewish “messiah” figure, Kokhba, revolted, and a final battle was fought about 134 A.D. with the Romans. He and his men were all killed. Jews were banned from Jerusalem from then on and any circumcised Jew found there was killed on the spot.

This was the background of violent times during which (about 30 A.D.) the Galilean Sage began teaching the same concept of the Father’s presence within (consciousness) and unconditional love for all of humanity. There was even compassion for the donkey that had fallen into a hole on the Sabbath and needed help to get out. Forgiveness every time, even for enemies, is always available. It is such empathy for all (raining on the good and the bad, sowing goodness generously to all, generously paying even late-comers a day’s wage), and especially helping the needy, orphans, and widows, who certainly were unable to return the favor, that displays the Father’s presence (consciousness or as the Sage called it, “kingdom”) among us. His justice was the Father’s justice (“sadak” is the Hebrew word for it) exactly as the prophets taught it. No payback, no retaliation, no threats, no payment for a helping hand, absolutely nothing expected in return for such love – only unconditional loving treatment freely given to all, especially those in need and those oppressed by religion and government. And the Father’s “kingdom” is already here and in operation now whenever such behavior is seen in practice! No waiting for an end-time for it! Caring for an aging parent or an ill child is proof of it. Doing the human thing, even giving humane treatment to animals and using the environment sensitively, not misusing it, is proof of it. Things could only get better and better under these conditions.

But what chance did this message ever have to survive in a violent environment such as we described earlier?

Actually it did survive, here and there, but never on the grand scale of Christianity. I will explain why not later.

As soon as some began to call him another Jewish “messiah” figure, bar Nasha was in trouble with the ruthless Romans. Worse, he was given the same treatment as the Old Testament prophets received because he was a threat to the religious establishment and now the “peace” of Rome!

The religious leaders complained to the Roman authority that he had broken their laws and hinted that he was leading another insurrection. But the civil government was too weak to stand up for real justice in his behalf! After all, what threat was a small group of twelve followers and a few women to the mighty Roman Legions? They cared nothing about Jewish law but were only concerned about another possible uprising growing among the Jews and they had the means to stop it quickly! The cross! The Romans used the cross to teach obedience and submission to their rules. Their Roman way or the cross way!

We are used to the picture of only three crosses, but historians tell us that dozens and scores of crosses was more likely the true picture. No wonder followers quickly went into hiding!

His gruesome death had nothing to do with a salvation plan of a loving Father who had never required such a horrible thing! That idea was started by Paul, a student and graduate of Jewish apocalyptic law who was looking for a fulfillment. Do a study of Zoroastrianism to find the similarities in the Old Testament laws supposedly authored by Moses but tampered with by the High Priest, Ezra, while in captivity in Persia. And a generation and more later, after bar Nasha’s death and the destruction of Jerusalem mentioned earlier,

New Testament narrative writers used the same idea from Paul to make bar Nasha fit into the apocalyptic thinking of the day, as if he was the fulfillment of all the apocalyptic Old Testament teachings, even the apocalyptic resurrection idea.

Later, the new Christian religion took it from there, teaching that the New Testament replaced the Old Testament by fulfilling it. They virtually buried his message of the Father’s presence and unconditional love by placing him at the center of their belief system, and finally, officially turning him into a god a couple centuries after that. This is what they did with the one who had refused any higher title than “son of man” (bar Nasha).

The Christian apocalyptic teaching of their god’s salvation plan and future return in judgment, with an eternal unquenchable hellfire waiting to punish anyone who does not believe their salvation theory is nothing but a “fizz”! (as a dear Australian friend calls it)

Again, as I said earlier, repeating the message of bar Nasha, the Father is already here! He has absolutely no intention of getting even or punishing his enemies, but only intends to love them, to forgive them endlessly, unconditionally, knowing that only such gracious treatment has the power to turn them around, to arouse and overwhelm their consciousness within. This is what “justice” means to the Father who is our loving Creator. This is his patient message and it always has been his message from the beginning. The Old Testament Prophets and bar Nasha were right! They got it! They caught this spirit of generous forgiveness! This is what finally turns us prodigals around, not threats of punishment that can only force obedience! Certainly not a stand-in proxy taking the full vengeance of an angry Father!

And those who do not turn around? Well, surprise! They will, finally, especially when they face a loving and accepting Creator at their death. Trust me. They will simply be a bit behind with experience on how to treat others. But that will be OK and acceptable too. We will all have plenty of catching up to do in many different ways, ways that will turn us loose to do some unfathomable exploring and learning, hardly even begun here and now.

The point is that no part of the Father’s consciousness (“image”) will be destroyed! The Father cannot even THINK “getting even” thoughts! So much for a “fall” story! AND all those other horrible destruction stories of the Old Testament which are blamed on God as well, as if that would make such violence acceptable.  Those stories merely came from the punishing mindset of the people involved and from the writer who recorded/expanded on them later. This is not to say that none of them actually happened, but certainly not with the Father’s approval, or as if it was his idea.

The unconditional message of a loving God is the scandalous concept that folks demanding payback punishment for disobedience to their laws find so difficult to lay claim to. As I said, it simply seems too unfair to them. Their kind of justice is payback punishment. Period! And, by golly, they are out to teach that lesson to everyone!

The history of the Christian Church, both before and after the Protestant Reformation, is proof enough of their unloving behavior toward those who disagreed with them.  ”Unbelievers,” pagans, and heretics who taught anything different than the Church’s official teaching on salvation met violent deaths.

From the time of Constantine on, the cross that was supposed to be their symbol of salvation turned into a symbol of legitimate violence. The Crusades and the Inquisition are proof of it. The Jews who upheld their one God of the Torah, and who would not accept the Church’s salvation by way of the cross, (the sin payment of Jesus Christ as the Son of God), were either put to death, chose suicide, or persecuted in many ways – (Spanish Inquisition, ghetto life, wearing only certain clothing, and later, for still other reasons invented by Hitler, the concentration camps and gas chambers of the Nazis).

It is not difficult to trace the reason for this violence against the Jewish people back to Paul and the “gospel” narratives that clearly lay the blood of the Christian “god” at the feet of the Jews. Gospel readers seem to forget that the early Christians, many who were Jews themselves, wanted to distance themselves from the ruthless Roman treatment of the Jewish nation, and blaming unbelieving (un-Christian) Jews for “killing their god” was one way to do it. The real killers were the Romans, but who would dare write THAT in a narrative?

Many other persecuted Europeans came to the New World (later called America) to escape the Church’s violent treatment of heretics, but then they treated each other and their neighboring “savages” in similar violent fashion here, always in the name of their God and under the symbol of the cross. This continued into the days of the KKK. Even today, although government no longer allows such behavior, very conservative orthodox Christians will have nothing to do with others outside their immediate fellowship. Shun is the operative word! And one wonders if they really wish they could be more forceful and violent toward those who refuse to bow to their ways. Radical evangelical fundamentalist Christians even want to control the government in many ways.

The Christian interpretation of the cross event is nothing but a myth made to fit their payback punishment thinking of the Apocalypse! And blaming God for all of it again! Trying to cover up blaming him by calling it his deep love for us, that is, sacrificing his only Son, does not cut it! Who wants a Father that would do such a thing? Who wants such a blood-thirsty vengeful god? As I said before, it not only hides the Father’s real message of unconditional love and eternal grace to mankind, it also hides the terrible and gruesome punishment of the Romans for threatening “messiah” figures and other criminals of the day. However, the religious establishment demanding it for someone speaking out against their burdensome ways and “holy” words also needs to be recognized because religious tyranny can soon become political tyranny as well.

Our FATHER is our Savior God, as the Old Testament Prophets called him, NOT the Sage from Galilee! Our FATHER is the God of justice, forgiveness, acceptance, love – unconditional at that! Placing Jesus, who called himself bar Nasha, into such a position is placing a person above his message and distracts from the Father as our Savior God. This is really nothing but idolatry! Jesus and you and I are ALL sons and daughters of the Father.

Again, as I said before, it was the Doctor of Jewish Apocryphal Law, Paul, who, in spite of a beautiful discourse on the meaning of love in one of his letters, led the earliest followers astray with his teaching of the Christ/Messiah and the cross, as if these had fulfilled the demands of the Old Testament. The first followers had already returned to Judaism and just wanted anonymity at this time. After the Romans had destroyed Jerusalem, the Temple, and surrounding Jewish settlements (69-70 A.D.), the New Testament writers followed Paul’s original lead and placed their own spin on Jesus in their narratives which could only have been assembled from hearsay accounts. (Fortunately, many of Jesus’ sayings, kept and passed on orally by some original followers, were used in these narratives. The key is to filter them out through his message of the Father’s presence and generous unconditional love. The sayings and acts that do not fit that criteria were obviously additions from the writer’s mind or from the hearsayer’s imaginations.

In fact, promoting Jesus as the One and the only Son of God is nothing but an old Greek idea for their heroes, an idea also acceptable to Romans, a good thing for the first followers, but it means that we are not really his brothers and sisters as he said we are.  Is not God OUR Father too? Who formed US and gave US life and breath? The New Testament scriptures are filled with myth, just as the Old Testament scriptures are filled with myth. No wonder Jesus said, “It is written, … but I say to you….” He was not afraid to compare the scriptures with the Father’s unconditional love to see if they did indeed stand as truth or were merely the result of some writer’s payback mindset. This test works for me as well.

The early church fathers confused the issue even more, much more, and anyone who disagreed with their teachings of the cross was publicly burned, drowned, beheaded, or pulled apart. Some love that was! Little wonder that Jesus’ real message of the Father’s presence and unconditional love for us received no attention! So once again, the people lived in fear and oppression. The fear of being an outcast, the fear of separation from their Creator, the fear of death and eternal damnation, all kept most mouths shut back then, and the same fears still keep mouths shut today. Unfortunately, the message of the Father’s unconditional love and accepting presence among us, and not least of all, his promise to never leave us or forsake us, was buried among the teachings of salvation, yes, resurrection too, a second coming, hellfire punishment, etc. ad nauseam, all upheld by the notorious “infallible” inspiration claim for the scriptures soon to become another idol of many.

But among the ones with closed mouths are many who have made the same discovery that I have made. (My loyalty to the Church’s teachings held me back from discovering my diamond in the rough until my 70th year.) And more of them are becoming vocal about the news they have found. In the meantime, although you have probably heard much of what was written by “holy” men, I say to you: threatening words and ways do not come from our loving Father!

Think about it. Even while suffering a painful unjust death, bar Nasha called out for his Father’s forgiveness for all those who had placed him there (Religious Leaders, Roman Governor, Roman military), “because they did not know what they were doing.” – It was the Father’s presence/consciousness within bar Nasha that was pleading with himself to keep them under his justice of unconditional love in spite of their behavior! The Father’s presence within bar Nasha was also encouraging us to go do likewise! The Father needs humanity to carry out his justice, that is, to spread his “kingdom” here and now! It is the Father’s unconditional love for us that gives us the incentive to go do likewise toward our neighbor, even our enemies.

This message of unconditional love calls all religions into question, I know. Their salvation plan and message comes from a punishing mindset. This message of the Prophets and Jesus may even be offensive to many who take their “faith” seriously as I used to. I am aware of that too. But I’ll stake my life on its authenticity! Our Father does not lie like men do.

Finally, some brief comments on the fear of death. There was no fear of it at first. It was a very natural thing happening all around among plants, insects, fish, birds, and animals. The fossils we find today are proof enough that death was around long, long before mankind was added to the scene.  But early humans obviously attempted to explain it by blaming their configuration of a deity for it – their god’s ”justice” dealt out to mankind for disobedience. So, a fearful myth took shape in their minds! And it became important to make bloody sacrifices to pay for their sin and appease their god’s anger – Persians, Egyptians, Aztecs, and Hebrews to name a few, all spread this myth.

Although it too is surprising and even more scandalous to many, the Father’s present “kingdom” of empathy for all here and now pales in comparison to what is in store for us all one day. Death is merely a hand-in-hand walk with him (I will never leave you or forsake you!) into an even greater surprise prepared and waiting for us all, his dear children, whom he loves more than we can ever imagine right now as we struggle trying to hold on to his message of love and peace to all mankind.

After all, we are more than meat and blood and bones! We are children and a piece of our Creator Father who is eternal! And let us not waste our time on surmising what that eternal existence may be. There is so much to do and share here and now. The weeds that surround us are many and thick and well established, but the Father’s wisdom and truth and justice can still be found scattered among them. Good hunting!

Henry Hasse ~ August 10, 2012

Addendum 8/18/2020

Henry Edward Hasse, 77, of Winter Haven, Florida, passed away Tuesday October 13, 2015 after a long battle with prostate cancer, in Auburndale, FL. 

He was born in Stevensville, Michigan, October 8, 1938. He was a principal at Immanuel Lutheran School in Winter Haven for 20 years and a Research Information Specialist with Winter Haven Hospital for 33 years.

He was a good friend and a bright mind.

God has Spoken

Our world is changing. Can you feel it?

By Merrilee of Solana,

While some are still caught in their slumber thinking they’re awake, others are dressed and ready to party.

The old paradigm of corruption, lies, deception, demonic plans, pain, and suffering plays in the background as some continue to give it energy keeping the fire burning. It’s not necessary.

How unfortunate to see so many continue to be victimized by the idea of knowledge. The same sin… one bite of the apple we just can’t resist. The road to destruction is the belief that knowing more will offer relief. It’s quite the contrary.

The devil is selfish wanting all the attention at any cost to keep our eyes and emotions in chaos. This is how he’s been able to lead without effort. How unfortunate for those who align with all things contrary to love. The devil cares not, loyal only to himself, feeding off our fears and leaving us to perish from anxiety.

Ironic is the story of the mustard seed. Did anyone ever consider the same story is true when it’s the seed of Satan? One small little fear manifests itself into an entire existence. Now the world lives in fear and continues to honor the money. Earth’s inhabitants feel the pain, consumed in disbelief as the reality of hell, and the beast is seen in action. More of the same is definitely not the answer.

Thank goodness the story gets better. For the most part, the majority of people still believe God wins. The proof presents itself when a match is struck in the darkness. And so, we have a decision to make. Will we choose to be the match or remain clouded, living in the dark tunnels of our minds reality?

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve come full circle. Like the ruby shoes, we had the answer all along. God gave us Free Will when we took a bite of that apple. It’s always been just one choice only.
To love or not to love no matter what the devil puts in front of us. Love is how we find our way back home.

The devil’s reign is coming to an end. Those who understand the power of love and how to demonstrate will be invaluable to the new world emerging. God has spoken. His people are rising to their birthright of the kingdom.

 

Source: https://merrileeofsolana.com/blog

The Day of Judgment is Near

By Klos’thiel En Ra El,

Dearest Brothers & Sisters of Light,

We now are living in the End Times, the Time of Tribulations that precedes the Day of Judgment, as predicted in the Christian Bible, and in the sacred writings of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, the traditions of the Indigenous peoples and many other religions and creeds.

As Lightworkers, Bearers of Light, we have a particularly important task to perform not only to radiate our Light to humanity, but also to serve as wayshowers for those who do not understand this and seek guidance amidst the turbulence that is now going on. This Time of Tribulations has been described by Jesus in several messages through Bertha Dudde in the time period 1937-1965. I will include four of them below.

In reading these messages please keep in mind that it has been given in a time in which humanity’s evolution was still on a lower timeline. On that timeline humanity was heading for a devastating catastrophe caused by built-up forces within the Earth and forces from nature, similar to what happened in the days of Noah. However, due to the Harmonic Convergence, organized by Jose Arguelles in August 1987, that reset of civilization was bypassed, and instead an upward shift took place to a higher timeline in which humanity and Mother Earth are ascending to the fifth dimension.

In this ascension process, the light quotient in humanity has constantly increased and has even reached the stage in which it will soon reach critical mass within the mass consciousness. But nevertheless, it remains imperative that humankind must undergo great trials, for most of humankind has increasingly anchored deeper into matter, in earthly, mundane life, and turned more and more away from God. By undergoing the trials, they are given the opportunity to find their way back to God and submit to God’s Will and God’s Laws, for the ascension process is heading towards the fifth dimension, in which the Kingdom of God on Earth is established.
 
 

‘The path through Satan’s world’

Jesus through Bertha Dudde / No. 8869 / October 17, 1964

https://www..bertha-dudde.info/english/wordofgod/07_html/8/8869.html

The world is Satan’s domain and yet you have to pass through it because all of you are more or less still attached to the lord of this world, since you have not yet completed the last work of spiritualising yourselves in this world …. you are still imperfect and therefore not entirely free from his control …. However, you are all aware of My will which only ever asks you to selflessly love your neighbour. Hence you know what will bring you closer to perfection and therefore you shall only ever endeavour to release yourselves from selfish love and turn it into love for your neighbour. Then you will detach yourselves more and more from his world, you will pass through this world and it will no longer hold on to you, but has to release you if you want to carry out this will of Mine. Then your earthly life will only be a short stage on the path to your eternal home, you will remove your fetters with My help, for then you have surrendered to Me, and wherever your goal is, there is also your heart …. Your longing applies to Me and this world has nothing else to offer you, it can no longer stop you on your path of ascent …. However, if you don’t carry out this change from selfish love into unselfish neighbourly love you will take your last short path across the earth in vain …. then you will remain attached to the one who wants to pull you into the abyss again.

Yet I cannot force your will, you have to strive for this change entirely of your own accord so that you will be able to gain immeasurable happiness. For this reason you cannot be given absolute proof of what will await you in eternal life if you strive towards Me, or what will happen to you if you deliver yourselves to My adversary …. or you would be compelled to believe which, however, cannot be valued as ‘faith’. Even so, My Word explains everything to you and besides, you have within yourselves the still small voice of conscience which warns and admonishes you …. You, however, drown out this voice in you with the world and ignore it, but there is not a single human being whose attention is not somehow drawn to the consequences of his way of life …. And therefore no-one can evade the hour of responsibility when he stands at the gate to eternity …. I approach people time and again trying to inform them of My will, which requires nothing other than shaping themselves into love, and by means of strokes of fate try to bring Myself to their attention so that they will call upon Me in their distress, when I shall truly be willing to help; yet I cannot reveal Myself more distinctly than through My direct speech from above so as not to compel anyone’s will.

But you lack faith and don’t value My Word from above as a truly significant blessing which is to help you in your lack of resolve …. If only you would get used to the idea that My Word might be true so that you could arrange your life accordingly, then much would be gained already, for I look at the slightest will concerning Me and will help you find Me completely …. so that you no longer attach too much importance to the world, that you detach yourselves from it and thus also from its master. Just your will to free yourselves from his bondage is seen by Me as your first step of return to Me, and I will bless all further effort and give you the strength to accomplish what will lead to your release from him. Nevertheless, you must take the path through the world, for it is the last opportunity to liberate yourselves from the one who is lord of this world, and you must pass this last test of will if you want to enter the kingdom of beatitude ….

 

 ‘Calm before the storm … Visible appearance of the Lord’

Jesus through Bertha Dudde / No. 4126 / September 16, 1947

https://www..bertha-dudde.info/english/wordofgod/07_html/4/4126.html

A time of anxious misery and suffering lies before you and you can regard the time prior to this, the time in which you presently live, as the calm before the storm, during which you can still live your life within the scope of tradition, during which you can still speak of a certain extent of prosperity compared to the poverty and the deprivation which await you afterwards. And yet it will be a time of grace, a time when I will be clearly recognisable, when life will only be bearable if you deeply unite yourselves with Me in your thoughts, since then you will never be alone but will always be able to have Me as your protection. And I will also manifestly reveal Myself to you, I will approach individual people in the shape of the One Who harboured Me in all fullness within Himself. And I will be recognised wherever people’s love for Me is strong, even if I dwell as a human being amongst people, for My eyes will tell them who I AM, and their hearts will come aglow with such burning love for Me as they would never be able to offer to a fellow human being. I will come to meet them with ardent love, I will illuminate them where they lack knowledge and comfort them in hours of distress and they will be able to overcome the most difficult situations and not despair, for they will sense My help, and wherever I visibly approach them they will be full of strength and profound faith. And once this fills a human heart no oppressive adversity will be able to exist anymore, for then they will only utterly rely on Me and I will truly not disappoint their faith. Yet anyone who lives without Me will hardly be able to endure this time. I cannot leave him in his spiritual adversity and will therefore have to sorely strike him with earthly adversity until his opposition against Me slackens, until he starts to believe and expects help from Me …..

Thus all of you will be subjected to anxious distress and suffering through which I want to win you over completely. Nevertheless, you also have abundant strength and grace at your disposal which will help you to gain Me. I only want your love and once I own it I will come to meet you …. in the last days even visibly in order to strengthen your and other people’s faith, because you are in need of extraordinary strengthening and consolation. Consequently, you won’t need to fear the difficult time ahead of you either, for you will survive it with My help. Nevertheless, it will remain a time of grace, and the yoke I impose upon you will be an easy one if only you make correct use of the gift of grace. To be allowed to behold Me with your physical eyes is truly worth the cross you will have to bear until the end. Yet I will also offer Myself as a bearer of the cross to those who take refuge in Me and appeal to Me for My help …. And for their sake I will shorten the days until the end. I know every individual person’s problems, and those who are faithful to Me are My true children who will really not call upon Me in vain for help. Therefore don’t let My announcement frighten you, approach the coming events determinedly and calmly, detach yourselves from the world and wait for Me …. And I will come …. at first appearing to individual people, in order to then fetch My Own into My kingdom …. in order to lead them away from the place of perdition into to the kingdom of peace, where their life will be as blissful as in paradise ….

‘Battle of faith – Antichrist’

Jesus through Bertha Dudde / No. 6758 / Februari 8, 1957

https://www..bertha-dudde.info/english/wordofgod/07_html/6/6758.html

The closer the end, the fiercer will the battle between light and darkness rage ….. However, you will not experience the full horror of the battle until it turns against My followers, when it is planned to banish the faith in Me in Jesus Christ, when the act of Salvation will become My adversary’s target ….. when people will be demanded to openly confess their faith and brutally forced to renounce it. Only then will the hardship and adversity start, the time I have promised My Own I will shorten …. And then My adversary’s fury will become obvious, for people will lose their inhibitions, nothing will hold them back because they will be incited by Satan and shall completely submit to his will. Let it be said that there is not much time until this battle of faith, but that it will be preceded by an immense crisis on earth which, however, will come from a different source …. It is My will that it shall fall upon people so that they can already prove or even strengthen their faith. Precisely this crisis, which will be inflicted on humanity through a natural disaster of huge proportions, will be used by many people as a reason to already take action against the faith, because now more than ever they will doubt a God and Creator Who Himself destroys what He has created. However, anyone who knows the truth will also have a correct explanation for everything, and then he can inform his fellow human beings of this truth too. Then the ensuing battle of faith can even result in a strong faith in them, which subsequently will withstand all the threats the believers will be exposed to.

However, the fact that most people will no longer have a living faith is My adversary’s doing, who therefore will not cease to work against Me and the truth, and he will be far more successful with people than the representatives of the pure truth, the true representatives of Christ’s teaching …. For they rarely will be believed, but My adversary can offer people what he wants …. it will be accepted. And that is why it will already have to be clarified in advance, everyone will have to openly and freely declare whether they are for or against Me …. Everyone will have to make this decision within himself during the coming time of need which comes upon earth due to My will, for when I speak through the forces of nature everyone will have to choose: to call upon Me for help or to entirely isolate himself from Me …. which is the same as turning to My adversary …. Following this, however, the decision has to be taken again publicly: when it will be demanded of you humans in the last battle of faith on this earth to testify of Me in Jesus Christ or to deny Me …..

But then you, who were instructed in the truth by Me Myself, will know that the end has come …. Then you will know that I will shorten the days for the sake of My Own, that I will come Myself to help them and release them from their suffering …. that I will gather them from this earth and take them to a place of peace, before I carry out the work of destruction, which will mean the end of all created beings on this earth ….

If only you would believe what I have announced to you time and again …. the conditions on earth should prove My adversary’s rage to you already, because he knows that he is running out of time. And the fact that he is raging and the earth is populated by his own kind can be recognised by all of you and should make you think. Every day is still a blessing for people, for even the most depraved person still has the opportunity to change and gain faith in Me before the end …. because I will try everything to still snatch souls from My adversary before the end. And anyone with faith in Me will be blessed, but the unbelievers will have to share the fate of him whom they followed voluntarily ….. And you will not go short, even if everything you need to live will be taken away from you …. As soon as you believe that I Myself will take care of you, who are persecuted for My name’s sake, My adversary’s measures need not frighten you …. For what they take away from you, you will receive from Me again, although in a different form, but you will not need to starve for I Myself will satisfy your hunger …. For ‘behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them ….’

Remember these Words, remember that He Who created everything will truly also be able to maintain what He has created …. and that He will surely do so when His Own suffer adversity. But the time will come when people will try to force you with most brutal measures to forsake your faith …. and anyone of weak faith will not be able to endure these measures …. Severe tests of faith will be imposed on you, but I want to prepare you precisely for this time, then you will be able to be a shining example to your fellow human beings, you will be able to demonstrate to them what a firm faith can accomplish: that you live despite the fact that everything you need to live will have been taken away from you …..

Seek always only the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else will be added to you. And this promise will then be visibly fulfilled on My Own, on those who stand up for Me and My name before the world, who do not fear the earthly power because they feel safe under My protection. And only then will it become evident who has a living faith, and there will only be few. Then the structures which were built on sand …. which were not built on the rock of faith on which I built My church, will collapse too …. It will be a difficult time which no-one would be able to survive had I not conveyed the truth to earth in advance, which is an explanation of everything and which alone can result in a strong faith …. But error will not give anyone the strength to persevere, and only where there is love, can strength of faith also be found.

An extraordinary person will offer himself as a visible cover to My adversary, and this person will then instigate the last conflict on earth. Pay attention to this and you will know that the hour of the end is very near …. But also pay attention to My messengers from above who will appear at the same time in order to guide you with their light, which you should follow …. Pay attention to all of those who spiritedly announce My Word and join them, so that the small flock will stay together, so that they can constantly get light and their faith can steadily grow stronger …. But to all these I promise My protection, My Fatherly care and My blessing ….

They need not fear to fall prey to this brutal power, for I Myself will come to get them as soon as My adversary goes too far, as soon as even My Own are threatened by grave danger …. For this reason I will shorten the days, so that My Own will be able to endure and not weaken in view of the measures of persecution. But since I can still see a possibility to save individual souls I will also hold My hands protectively over those who represent Me before the world, so that the former can gain strength from them, so that a Power will be recognised which is stronger than earthly power …. And therefore I will also take extraordinary care of My Own, and despite adverse measures they will survive physically and spiritually …. And all this will happen soon …. What you cannot suspect today will happen then, but that is why already I draw your attention to it, and you, who are taught by Me, also know why it will happen …..

The spiritual hardship on earth is evident to you as well, and by the signs of the time you will be able to identify the time on the world’s clock …. But once this battle of faith flares up you need only expect a very short time, because everything will take place especially fast …. For the man chosen by My adversary as cover will not have a long life-span, and his regime on earth will not last long. He will be recognisable by his supernatural abilities, for he will be exceptionally endowed by My adversary, and that is why he will work for him and his plans. And even if the whole world pays homage to him, you will recognise and see through him.

But then you will have to be very careful and should not deliberately endanger yourselves due to excessive zeal …. Then you will have to be as cunning as serpents and as gentle as doves …. But when the decision is demanded of you, then you must stand your ground and firmly trust in Me and My help …. for no matter how powerful people are, they cannot match My might and a wisp of breath from Me would suffice to destroy them …. And thus I will also call a stop to it when the hour has come. I will bring those to Me who are in utmost earthly distress but place the oppressors themselves into chains, for the time will be up, a period of redemption will come to an end and a new era will start so that the deliverance of all spirits can continue ….

 

‘Signs of the last days … Battle of faith … Chaos’

Jesus through Bertha Dudde / No. 3209 / August 1, 1944

https://www.bertha-dudde.info/english/wordofgod/07_html/3/3209.html

(…) The Last Judgment is preceded by the last days, which last just a few months and are characterized by an exceptionally rigorous battle of faith. As soon as this battle of faith is carried out quite openly, as soon as all secrecy is ignored and all spiritual aspirations are bluntly and recklessly attacked, as soon as laws and decrees are endorsed which prohibit people’s spiritual pursuits, as soon as all divine commandments are no longer observed, as soon as all believers are persecuted and have no more rights, the last days have entered into their final phase and the Last Judgment can be expected daily and hourly …. However, before this battle of faith flares up, humanity will find itself in a spiritual and worldly chaos; there will be noticeable regression in every respect. And this regression will be initiated by people who are dominated by Satan. He will show himself in earthly devastation and destruction, in heartless laws, in a God-opposing way of life, in civil disobedience and rebellion against the governing powers and in brutal oppression by the latter, in restriction of freedom and in evasion of law and justice.

These conditions will ensue after a huge earthly tremor, which takes place in accordance with God’s will in order to terminate a conflict between nations that human will fails to end. For the people who are affected by this earthly tremor it will denote a change of their accustomed way of life, it will be a time of greatest deprivation and most difficult living conditions, and although this time will be favourable for the spreading of the divine Word it will not signify a revival of a worldly-clerical power. People will indeed eagerly strive to improve their earthly living conditions but these efforts will not be compatible with spiritual aspirations, with the belief in an Authority Which holds them to account and with the divine commandments that require love. And that is why everything that interferes with the return to the former good living standard comes under attack. Thus the battle of faith will start soon after the divine intervention which turns global affairs into a different direction. The events will follow each other quickly as they are hastened by people’s low spirit, and this spiritual low shows itself in people’s heartless actions, in their thinking, which shows extreme depravity and which prepares deeds that can only be called satanic. And thereby you can identify the moment in time when God’s intervention can be anticipated. The global affairs themselves shall be a timetable to you, by the actions people are capable of doing you can see that they have totally distanced themselves from God and this clearly contradicts the opinion that this human race can still expect a spiritual renaissance.

The people who faithfully remain with God will indeed intensify their intimate relationship with Him, they will be in truth His Church which will stand firm amid misery and affliction, but it is just a small group. The world, however, denies God, it is hostile towards all who support God, and this spiritual need signifies that the end is near …. Therefore pay attention to the signs of the time, pay attention to humanity’s conduct, to their desertion of God and their preference of the world, when people are evidently influenced by Satan, when they are enslaved by him and do everything to disobey the divine commandments, when nothing is sacred to them any longer, neither the life of their fellow human beings nor their possessions; when lies triumph and the truth is treated with hostility you know that the end is not far. Then you can watch the events unfold as they are revealed to you, because it will all take place during the lifetime of a man who, in a manner of speaking, hastens the disintegration, who pays homage to the destructive principle, who is not constructively but destructively active. And this man’s end is also the end of the world, i.e. the end of the world in its present form and the end of those people who presently inhabit the earth, which are separate from those who belong to God. And now you know that there is not much time, that you are not given a long period of time and that the end is upon you shortly. And for this reason you have to prepare yourselves, you have to live as if every day is your last because you don’t know when you will be called back and whether you will live to see the end of the earth. If, however, you are needed as defenders of God during the time of battle before the end, God will also guide your thoughts correctly and you will know when the time has come …. the time of the divine intervention by means of unleashing the forces of nature, the time of the battle of faith and the time of the Last Judgment …. It is God’s will that you make people aware, thus He will also enlighten your spirit and guide your thoughts in a manner that you understand correctly and only voice and reveal to your fellow human beings what you have understood properly ….

 

Closing Remarks

#  Sananda will start his Mission of Love very soon. Behold August 8th, the opening of the Lion’s Gate.

#  The following events will happen very soon:

–    The light quotient within the mass consciousness will reach ‘critical mass’. Then the Light will prevail on Earth.

–    The third and fourth dimensional mass consciousness grid will merge into the fifth dimensional Crystalline Consciousness Grid around the Earth. Then the fifth dimensional energies of Compassion, Harmony, Unity, Brotherhood and Sisterhood and Peace will steadily penetrate all areas of humanity on Earth.

–    The lightworkers will be connected to the fifth dimensional Crystalline Consciousness Grid around the Earth. Then we too will be charged with the fifth dimensional energies, which will result in the manifestation of Christ Consciousness within us, and we will do God’s Work on Earth as Christ.

#  The ‘Battle of Faith’ comes in different forms. And, as Jesus said, it manifests itself in its core as living in accordance with the ‘Two Commandments’.

#  Ashtar said in Tuella’s book ‘Ashtar, A Tribute’ the following:

“A great degenerate race abides within your planet; an astral race, which is not so much scientifically degenerate, but in every moral sense, as you know it. They are capable of spaceflights within the astral regions around the Earth, but they are Earth-bound. They are the powers of Eranus, which you call Satan. They emerge at the South Pole. They have relatives on your surface that are without morals or mercy. I give you this information so that you are aware of their existence.

“The Four Crown Princes of Hell”: http://www.dpjs.co.uk/crownprinces.html

“Lucifer and Luciferians, Masters of Deception”: 

https://prepareforchange.net/2020/08/01/lucifer-and-luciferians-masters-of-deception-by-chuck-swindoll/

So, the dark forces on Earth, the Cabal, are led by Satan. We will assist Sananda in taking the power of the Cabal away, and we will be witnesses in the chaining of Satan.

#  Within the Thousand Years of Peace, following the chaining of Satan, we will transform and transmute our physical body in a crystalline lightbody and we will ascend with Gay-Ah’-mah, Mother Earth, to the fifth dimension. The lightbody is immortal.

Dearest Brothers & Sisters of Light,

We are members of the Collective Messiah, the 144,000 (and more) Ascended Masters who accompany the Christ or appointed Messiah, Sananda in his current incarnation, on a Mission of Love. As volunteers we have been contracted for this job before incarnating on Earth for the first time. We have been prepared for this, life after life since the Fall of Atlantis. We are Warriors of Light in God’s Army, the Army of Angels, with Sananda as the Commander and Mother God as the Commander-in-Chief. This the Seventh Battle of Armageddon.. According to Kuthumi we have already won. So, strategically we know that we are victorious, but the battle has to be won on the battlefield.

Let us not bother ourselves with what is currently happening on Earth. Let us present ourselves for duty to Lord Sananda, in his current incarnation, when the day and the hour has come.

 

Embracing you all with my love,

Klos’thiel En Ra El

“We in the Heavens, we in your hearts and we in your minds ask you to bring to your thought processes the energy of freedom, liberation and power to the planet Earth now!” … “Look, we say, look at your creation and hold it as your masterpiece. Allow it to have your stamp and your seal. Do not leave this incarnation wondering what you did not accomplish. Never look back with regret or remorse over how you allowed another to control your creation. You are powerful, you are sovereign and you are immense in your stature.”

(Archangel Michael through ‘Ashid’ / March 3, 2001)

 

Source: Sananda Eagles.

The Black Sheep – Is It Okay to Leave Your Biological Family?

By Lia Love,

“You did not invent these family habits. Your family is like mine; for thousands and thousands of years our families have embraced a dysfunctional lifestyle, passing these habits as gospel on to subsequent generations. This was not done out of malice, spite, or hate, but what they knew best.” ~ David W. Earle

As we heal our family-related aspects, our personal energy patterns and behaviors change. As we evolve, awaken and become more aware, our past participation in negative family patterns emerge, are magnified and become obvious. Our participation no longer appeals to or nurtures us. This can be especially so if trauma and drama are the norm within the family.

Because of the connectivity with our biological family, our healing impacts the family patterns. Our healing may be a premium invitation for the family to take a look at their own unhealed and active aspects, especially family-related ones. Yet there can be resistance to our change, and their healing, if established familial patterns continue to serve them. Families can become stuck in ruts, comfortable with the status quo and unwilling to make the herculean step of getting out of disfunction.

There can come a time when we are unable to endure negativity from loved ones, or maintain a worn-out dynamic around those who remain stagnant within it. It is okay to walk away from the family at that point. Walking away can benefit not only you, but also the entire family…

The Black Sheep Of The Family:

Generally there is a caretaker or holder of discharged family drama, and that person is known as a Black Sheep. That means the energy of family discord is absorbed by that one member, and as the discord accumulates, that person will become more and more erratic and unsettled within the family dynamic. Fundamentally different from the rest of the flock, a black sheep is nominated through unspoken agreement and morphs into the habitual go-to person for placing the blame card for whatever befalls the family, either as a whole or individually.

All of us inherit loads of dysfunction within the family timelines of our two biological parents, so the black sheep is not only hosting pre-existing chaotic entanglements (family timelines) but also excessive patterns of discharged drama. Anyone in that position will not be having many good days to say the very least.

While the black sheep is living life, experiencing their own challenges and acting out, the family becomes accustomed to attacking, judging and placing blame on that one for not only their own messes but also everything else that comes down the family pike. Even though the black sheep may not be responsible for specific events, somehow the family will create a scenario, in their minds, that will make that one culpable.

These habitual actions mutate into an ingrained behavioral blueprint where each piece fits perfectly within another.  A customary and solidified chain of reaction to any unpleasant family event funnels down to the black sheep. And as long as the reaction chain and concentrated focus remains on the black sheep, as long as the black sheep is deemed responsible for all ills that befall the family, there is very little impetus for other family members to look at their individual selves and disfunction. And that is not a good thing.

When The Black Sheep Exits…

The shit hits the fan: When a black sheep heals, exits and no longer participates in the disfunction, the family has nowhere to go with their trauma/drama/blame games and is thrown off balance, severely off balance. They do not and literally cannot, energetically or emotionally, release the reformed black sheep from blame or recognize the healing that has taken place.

The family structure must be maintained at all costs and when it can’t, a point of desperation arrives. The family blueprint enters into the throes of a death struggle. As long as there was a scapegoat to kick around and hold responsible for the family drama, they could turn a blind eye to their own behavior and contributions. When the healed black sheep has finally had it and exits the disfunctional web, the remaining family is sitting there with fresh platters of unhealed stuff and nowhere to serve it. The platters are hot and stinking, and they are now forced to hold them. The spinning and the upheaval in their lives begins unfolding in earnest. This is the moment that everyone has been, unconsciously of course, waiting for.

Now, finally, THEIR healing can begin. And this can produce all kinds of denial — denial that the black sheep has healed, denial of their own load of poo to resolve, denial that someone would actually walk away (imagine that) from them and stop sharing in the family dysfunction. This can initially be overwhelming.

Blame shifting: When the drama pressure again builds in the family and the customary place of blame (black sheep) is no longer available to absorb that pressure, another family member becomes the target. That is a family member who is still in the web and has never received extreme harsh behavior because the black sheep was always the targeted repository, and that repository has now disappeared.

The newbie on the receiving end of this first-time harshness and blame is shocked, has a significant reaction and spews. Everything goes downhill from there. Soon the entire family turns on each other because SOMEONE has to be the caretaker and holder of the family garbage, and no one wants to do it!

The previous caretaker and holder has long gone so that leaves a vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum. A family can really begin to implode when a working part of the machine has been removed, and the imploding and adjusting can go on for years if the family terminates the healing cycle that black sheep started.

Stay out of the ‘guilt zone’: There is absolutely nothing wrong or ‘sinful’ about walking away from a situation that is continually detrimental no matter who is involved. When we stay, we only hurt our selves and others. When we stay, we grant silent permission to prolong and feed negative agendas and remain fodder for target practice.

We actually do the family a disservice when we don’t move along. For them to get to a space of serious self-reflecting and awakening, our presence needs to be withdrawn otherwise they could experience arrested development for a very long time.

On the way out… When we let the door hit us on the butt on the way out, there can be all kinds of backlash — possibly in the form of name calling and emotional blackmail. The scene can get ugly and know that that is all part of the process. Bless the mess and withdraw.

In many cases, estrangement does not have to be a forever situation. People do heal and change. Change could take a little while or happen in the blink of an eye and, eventually, there could be an opportunity to rejoin the family or part of the family. Sometimes, though, change is not possible, and remaining at a distance is still ok.

If we decide to walk away from our blood family, we eventually join with other like-minded people and form our own families. And these relations can be even stronger than blood. There is an energetic and emotional strength and cohesion that supersedes any 3D bond.

Sticking around anyway: And on the other side of the coin, there are some folk who experience deep levels of healing and remain in a dysfunctional family structure without being emotionally pulled down  – who can be in the midst of high drama, stay at zero point and sustain a calm, detached and helpful manner..

Being in the detachment field and energetically deflecting negative bombs takes a lot of skill and practice. Being able to deflect bombs, with ease and grace, is an exceedingly helpful attribute that serves all aspects of life. Learning this skill in a family setting may be the most rigorous training ground there is. However I do not recommend that setting if you are unable to hold your own.

This ability, being in detachment, is part of stepping into our mastery. This is a leading edge tool that we all must master before we can graduate to the next level. That is another story.

In the scheme of things, we are all going at our own pace and doing the best we can in any given moment even though it may not seem so to an outside observer. So do what you have to do and know that others do what they have to do. Everyone is perfectly perfect exactly where they are.

What To Do If You Are The Exiting The Family:

Stay gone until you are absolutely sure you can handle re-entry. Only you can know. Nobody but you is in charge of you. And you have the final say whether you re-enter or not.

You do not have to communicate. This means not returning phone calls, texts or any other form of reaching out, especially in the beginning stages of the walk out. It could get very ugly when the collapse begins because of the vacuum that your departure will create. Just say no to verbal or written exchanges.

Watch out for the guilt. You could have pre-existing guilt from family issues, and the added bonus of more from the walkout. Remember why you have walked out.

Break patterns. If there was a family activity or ritual that became a habit within the family, then stop doing that habit. Don’t take it with you. If you find you are automatically doing it, notice, stop and substitute that habit with something else. Create your own rituals and traditions. Now is your time to finally be authentic. When we break patterns, we change not only our world but the world around us.

Get help. If you are still spinning and can’t quite seem to get a grip, seek help. It can take a while to emotionally decompress from any kind of walkout. And sometimes a little help can make all the difference in the world.

YOU. HAVE. THE. POWER. You are the boss of you and from here on out, it’s up to you to determine exactly what you are willing or unwilling to accept within the family, if you decide to go back. The importance of this knowing cannot be emphasized enough before returning.

And, as always, remember — we have eternity to work it out!

In love with you,
Lia

 

Source: https://wakeup-world.com

Get Out of Jail Free Card

From the Mouth of Babes…

Greetings my friend,
I have a story for you.

I’m walking into Costco without a mask. “Ma’am, do you have a mask?” I do, I say, as I continue to walk in without a mask. Now minding my business on an empty aisle, I hear a voice say “Ma’am, I’ll need you to wear a mask if you’re going to shop in the store.” I get closer to him, look him straight in the eye, and say, ok, but why? It’s store policy ma’am.
This is how our conversation went… (btw, he’s a key person, management of some sort, a nice guy around forty years old)

Me: I understand you’re protecting the company and just doing your job, but on the real, man to woman, what are you doing? You know these masks don’t protect us from a virus. Besides, COVID is not a virus, it’s a bacteria. It’s crazy that you have to wear this mask eight hours a day…
Him: mostly nine.
Me: Oh my gosh! That’s so detrimental to your health. Don’t they care about their employee’s breathing in their own Co2, causing brain damage and bacteria build up in your lungs?
Him: I know, believe me, I hate wearing these masks all day, but I have to feed my family. I want to move up and have my own store.
Me: I understand, but every employee here is sacrificing their health. You guys should get together and protest. Present the facts. Ask why the company is supporting this Luciferian agenda. You’re stronger in numbers.
Him: I know. Some employees have refused to work. The company has changed its sick leave policy down to nine days. It’s never been like that. It doesn’t make sense. I have had to stand up against company policy that didn’t make sense when we allowed shoppers to come in early while forklift drivers were moving pallets around.
Me: I had a friend who had a forklift accident where the lift went up his behind. (as you can see, we’re bonding)
Him: A lot of these policies don’t make sense, but I have to follow them. But in reality, all a person has to say is that they can’t wear a mask because of health reasons. There’s nothing I can say to that. We have to let them be. We’re not allowed to ask why.
Me: That’s exactly what I was going to show you!
Him: Oh! Well then, enjoy your shopping and have a great day!

He walked away without saying another thing! And there you have it! Your get out of jail free card! If you’re done with the lies, back-peddling from the CDC, and you KNOW this whole epidemic is a sham, use the card. Put your full faith and trust in God. Walk with confidence, and don’t allow anyone to bully you or put a guilt trip on you because they don’t know the facts.

But wait, there’s more…

Now at Ralph’s, I’m in the parking lot and I see a woman about my age, with a friendly demeanor, fussing to put on her mask as she’s walking in. I walked toward her and ask, how do you feel about these masks? She said, Oh, I hate wearing these damn things! I proceeded to share my Costco story with her. We laughed and she said I’m with you! We both walked into the store without a mask and shopped with confidence. We spoke a few more times before parting ways, but I said, I lit the match girl, no go spread it! What a doll she was. Oh, I also told her the short story of me and Ty hugging at the checkout! Hahahaa.. we laughed.

Now checking out, the checker didn’t say a word to me about the mask. I smiled and said have a great day. Before I left, I turned to see my new friend at checkout. She was smiling and laughing with the checker. I smiled with a happy heart. This is how we love each other.

***

I trust that you will share this story with your friends and family as a good thing. I realize there are still those who are not aware of the truth and believe there is still a virus to fear. To them, we show mercy. But for those of us who are awake, we must push back and challenge the system.

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Thank you for being here with me. I love and appreciate you.
Miss Merrilee

Source: https://merrileeofsolana.com/

301 Things To Be Thankful For (7 Gratitude Exercises)

By Chris Cucchiara,

(Don’t miss the list of quotes I wrote for you on gratitude! 501 Quotes About Gratitude and Appreciation)

Gratitude is one of the most blissful feelings you can experience. There is a small amount of other feelings that can bring you this feeling of bliss. It also alleviates pain and suffering because we are no longer focused on ourselves. We are truly putting our thankfulness out into the universe.

And what you give out, must come back. It is a perfectly straight two way street. The more we are grateful and thankful for what we have in our life, the more we will experience this. From people and life itself.

Often times if we simply look around, we can find things to be grateful for. Things that could have been right in front of our face. Or directly behind our backs. When you truly think about it, there are literally hundreds of things you can be grateful for.

I truly recognized this fact when I was writing this article! Some things are significant and others not so much. Regardless, it feels good to count your blessings.

That is why I wrote this article. To remind myself and you that there is so much to be thankful for in this life. And when you start seeing these things in plain sight, you can literally feel wealthy right now. Recognizing that we have it pretty damn good. Better than many people in the world.

Below are 301 things to be thankful for. Giving you some ideas that you can use when when you have your gratitude sessions!

As well as a few good gratitude exercises that can help you maximize your time in gratitude!

Enjoy

15 Benefits of Gratitude & Thankfulness

There are actually scientifically proved benefits of gratitude that one can reap in. Besides simply feeling good and happy while feeling gratitude.

Some of the main benefits of gratitude include:

  1. Making your a happier person.
  2. Improve your relationships
  3. Help you sleep better
  4. Increase your self-esteem
  5. Give you better health
  6. Lessen depression and suicidal thoughts
  7. Create better heart health
  8. Increase your energy
  9. Give you better time management and productivity
  10. Help you become more social
  11. Make you kinder
  12. Less materialistic
  13. Increase physical and emotional resistance
  14. Cause you to be less jealous
  15. Help you become more goal oriented and achieve your goals 

That, my friends, shows you the true power of gratitude. How it can transform your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually!

You can’t say this for many things! Especially things that are completely free.

The list below will give you a jump start in reaping all the benefits of gratitude starting today! Making your entire life better because of it.

301 Things To Be Grateful For

Oxygen

Lets face it, if the oxygen gets cut off, we are OUTTY! It is something we can easily take for granted. But for anyone who has ever had anxiety or panic attacks, you know the value of a good amount of oxygen in your lungs!

Friends

One good and real friend is better than a billion fake friends. Who is that one person who has your back? Who when you were down and out, they were right there with you and for you? Reach out to this person and express your gratitude towards them ASAP.

  1. Payday
  2. Yourself and your perseverance and ability to make it this far successfully.
  3. Cell Phones
  4. Coffee
  5. Your ability to express love.
  6. Love
  7. The life lessons that have helped you.
  8. Shampoo and Conditioner
  9. Sunsets
  10. Sunrises
  11. Roads to drive on.
  12. Phone upgrades
  13. Good Health
  14. Medicine To Heal You
  15. Gas to get you where you need to go.
  16. Your car.
  17. Public transportation for when you don’t have a car.
  18. The ocean that gives us food to eat.
  19. Pets
  20. The Armed Forces
  21. Electricity
  22. The ability and opportunity to get your education.
  23. Haters because they make us work harder to prove them wrong.
  24. Your senses.
  25. Having a partner in life.
  26. Weekends when you can let lose!
  27. Your parents.
  28. Aunts and Uncles
  29. Cousins
  30. Your religion and the freedom to practice it.
  31. Extra car keys.
  32. Uber
  33. Money in your bank.
  34. Credit cards that help you pay for things.
  35. Savings accounts to promote savings for retirement.
  36. Personal development books and authors to help you grow as a person.
  37. Mirrors to get your looks on point!
  38. Hot water to bathe in.
  39. Clean and filtered water.
  40. Grocery stores to make shopping easier.
  41. A good pair of pants that fit just right.
  42. Razors and shaving cream to keep some or all of your body smooth.
  43. Music. The ability to ease your pain and help you escape and become more happy.
  44. Your home.
  45. GPS
  46. Freedom of speech.
  47. The ability to read and write.
  48. Laughter and smiling.
  49. The sunshine.
  50. Books to get knowledge through.
  51. Online schooling and classes.
  52. Smoothies
  53. Blogs that you enjoy to read.
  54. Pain to teach you lessons and enjoy pleasure even more.
  55. Holidays.
  56. Air conditioning.
  57. Chairs to sit at and tables to work and eat from.
  58. Teachers of all sorts.
  59. Modern and Eastern medicine.
  60. Inventors making our lives easier.
  61. Warm clothes for the winter and clothes for summer to enjoy the beach.
  62. Beaches
  63. Mountains
  64. Wifi
  65. Challenges that make you more tough and give you more perspective.
  66. Energy drinks.
  67. The ability to get free information on the internet.
  68. Personal development seminars.
  69. Trees
  70. Fire to cook with and keep warm with.
  71. Your previous vacations.
  72. People who work at restaurants that cook you food so you don’t have to cook that night.
  73. Rain to wash away things and grow newness.
  74. Your past achievements.
  75. God
  76. Paper to write on
  77. Netflix
  78. Your favorite TV shows and actors
  79. Movie theaters
  80. The ability to reinvent yourself
  81. Therapists who have helped you let go of your past.
  82. Motivational Quotes to keep you pumped up!
  83. Candles that make your house smell good
  84. The stars to look at during the night.
  85. Good plumbing
  86. Dishsoap
  87. Puffy clouds
  88. Cameras to capture beautiful moments.
  89. Your unconscious functions of your body like breathing and your heart beat.
  90. People that are organ doners, just in case you every need one!
  91. Happy hour.
  92. Coupons so you can get better deals.
  93. Closing sales.
  94. People who have helped you in life.
  95. Hugs and kisses.
  96. Candy
  97. Fresh fruit
  98. Rainbows
  99. Lightening and thunder storms.
  100. 3 day weekends.
  101. Alarms to get us up on time.
  102. Playlists that you use for various things in their life.
  103. The snooze button
  104. Funny jokes and comedians to make us laugh.
  105. Pools and hot tubs.
  106. 24 hour hour grocery stores and restaurants,
  107. Drive-throughs
  108. The gym
  109. Washers and dryers
  110. Drinking a nice beer.
  111. Hammocks to nap in
  112. Steams and saunas
  113. Massage therapist to ease your tension.
  114. Clean sheets
  115. The ability to learn new languages
  116. Doors
  117. Shoes to keep your feet safe
  118. Spare tires when you get a flat
  119. Tow services
  120. Cops that keep us safe
  121. Firemen
  122. Your barber or hairstylist
  123. Hiking trails
  124. Things that make your car run better and faster
  125. Buttons to keep your clothes on!
  126. Sex
  127. Your spouse or significant other
  128. Fireplaces
  129. Camping
  130. Dishwashers
  131. Farmers markets
  132. The life giving forces that keeps our plants and trees growing
  133. The ability to communicate
  134. Ice cream
  135. Pizza
  136. Google search
  137. Planes and trains
  138. Family recipes
  139. Dodo picker uppers for your pets.
  140. Spell-check and auto-correct.
  141. Dog breeders that give you the chance to own a puppy!
  142. A nice cake.
  143. Audible or audiobooks in general.
  144. Babysitters
  145. Sauces that make your food taste better
  146. Instant oatmeal and instant coffee
  147. The ability to visualize.
  148. Meditation
  149. Pajamas
  150. Your favorite sports teams.
  151. Good co-workers
  152. The mailman.
  153. Spotify and music streaming services
  154. Amazon Prime
  155. Fit-bits and calorie trackers to keep your diet on point.
  156. Caller ID
  157. The fact that you can turn off your “read” notification so people never know if you are ignoring them LOL!
  158. Headphones
  159. Air fresheners
  160. Colognes and perfumes
  161. The ability to set goals to make a better future for yourself
  162. Children to remind us to smile.
  163. Freewill
  164. Our passions that have been given to us.
  165. Freedom of speech
  166. The president
  167. Lotion
  168. Sports stadiums
  169. Teachers for your children
  170. Binder paper
  171. Cereal and milk.
  172. Bags to carry your stuff around.
  173. Car washes
  174. Notifications about new articles from your favorite content sources
  175. TiVo
  176. Tax season if you are getting money back.
  177. Experts we can learn from to cut the learning curve.
  178. Road rules to keep us safe
  179. The ability to think
  180. Home videos
  181. Password Savers
  182. Shoelaces
  183. Drycleaners
  184. Stop lights and stop signs
  185. Hats
  186. Fingernail clippers
  187. Phones cases to keep your smartphone from breaking
  188. Email lists to be on that provide you value on a regular basis
  189. Air Conditioning
  190. Heaters
  191. Car AC and Heaters
  192. Insulation in your house
  193. The rain
  194. Glasses or contacts
  195. Libraries that give us knowledge
  196. Free movie sites
  197. Your favorite songs
  198. Surprises
  199. Cuddles
  200. The freedom and ability to vote
  201. Finding something you had lost
  202. Random Acts of Kindness
  203. Forgiveness and people who have forgiven you
  204. Your passions
  205. People that believe in you
  206. Generous people in your life
  207. Having exact change when paying for something
  208. Sunny days when the weather man said it was going to rain
  209. Raises at work
  210. Chocolate
  211. A nice comfortable chair or couch that you love so much
  212. Carpet under your feet
  213. When we spring forward and have more sunlight deeper into the night
  214. Your great boss if you have one of those LOL
  215. Your pillow
  216. Your doctor
  217. Friends that are more like family
  218. Brunch on Sundays
  219. A good sermon from your pastor
  220. Christmas gifts and Christmas in general
  221. Flowers
  222. Your favorite place in the city or in the world
  223. Your first good memory
  224. Your favorite scent
  225. Ripe foods ready to eat
  226. Pizza delivery
  227. Good workout classes
  228. Seeing an old friend
  229. Popping bubble wrap
  230. Surprise parties
  231. New family members when someone gets married
  232. Weddings that you have gone to
  233. Getting out of your comfort zone
  234. A nice cup of tea
  235. When someone else folds your laundry
  236. Your dentist
  237. Fresh organic vegetables
  238. A clean kitchen
  239. Your goals and dreams that give you hope for a better future.
  240. The opportunity to be alive right here and now
  241. Water filters
  242. Homemade food
  243. The auto save when your computer goes down.
  244. Traveling to new places
  245. Free air to put in your tires at the gas station
  246. Diversity in the world
  247. Sleeping naked
  248. Hobbies that keep you happy and sane.
  249. Hot and ready pizza from Little Ceasers
  250. A warm smile from a stranger on the street
  251. Your ability to reinvent yourself
  252. Listening to old good music from your past
  253. The people in your life that allow you to be yourself
  254. Sand on your feet at the beach
  255. Cheap coffee refills
  256. The dollar store
  257. A great conversation
  258. Winning on scratcher
  259. Road trips
  260. Juicers to make good juices
  261. Diet plans to get you back on track
  262. Old art
  263. Classical music
  264. The Cloud to save things for you automatically
  265. The movie or book that inspired you to go after your goals and dreams
  266. Hitting rock bottom which helped you become a stronger version of yourself
  267. Dating apps
  268. Apps on your phone
  269. Good parking spots
  270. Motivational speakers
  271. Pet shops to pet fluffy dogs
  272. Finding shells on the beach
  273. Pie
  274. Good insurance to keep you safe
  275. Online shopping
  276. Black Friday deals
  277. Sleeping in
  278. Having a vision so powerful that you don’t need or want to sleep
  279. Binge watching or binge reading
  280. The seasons changing
  281. A good nap
  282. Babies
  283. Post offices and post officers that get your mail out and to you
  284. Noise cancelling headphones so you can act like you “can’t hear” people LOL
  285. When your favorite song comes on the radio
  286. Learning something new
  287. People that remember your name out and about
  288. Web hosting for your blog or website.
  289. The new friends you have made.
  290. The breakthroughs you have had.
  291. Credit card memory services so you don’t have to put in your credit card information for online purchases every time.
  292. Clocks
  293. Your jewelry
  294. Concerts
  295. All the times you didn’t get caught speeding!
  296. Free trials that you opted out of before it was time to pay!
  297. Bartenders who make your favorite drinks
  298. Your prayers that have been answered
  299. The fears that you have conquered.
  300. Bucket list ideas that you have checked off.
  301. Astrology services that have told you so much about yourself and about your sign!
  302. This site! PERSONALDEVELOPFIT.COM

7 Gratitude Exercises And Resources

Feel Each Thing Your Are Grateful For For A Minute 

Tony Robbins talks about how he starts his day off with thinking about three things he is grateful for. He talks about he starts with an easy one like the smile of one of his kids. Then he feels it deeply. And then moves onto an even more significant one. Then lastly the most significant. This can be something like the relationship with your creator. Or the love you feel when you thinking about your spouse.

Gratitude Journal

Journal out about the things you are grateful for. This is another opportunity to feel what you are grateful for completely. Allow yourself a complete brain dump. A stream of consciousness.

Just keep writing what comes to mind. Don’t judge it. Allow yourself to feel the emotions that come up. No matter what they are.

Focus on 3 to 5 things at a time. And really expand on them.

Feel each one deeply for a minute or so. Or more if you are on a roll. Especially when you are touching upon the people you are grateful for. They are more important than things we are grateful for. Allow yourself more time for the people you are grateful for.

Also, don’t overdo this gratitude exercise. It is more about quality over quantity. Journal about what you are grateful for a few times per week. But really savor the process. Instead of just trying to knock it out daily. This way it doesn’t become a task. More so just a good habit.

Keep this journal on you as well. That way if you find that you are down and out that day, you can whip it out and give thanks. Or if something pops in your head, you can jot it down right then and there.

This will help you realize it’s power and significance in your life. And be even more grateful for it.

Resource: How To Start A Gratitude Journal

Create A Gratitude Jar

This is just like a piggy bank. But you write the things you are grateful for on a little slip of paper and slip it into the jar. Making deposits on the things you are grateful for.

This is more of a visual thing to have. Allowing you to look at it anytime you are at home. It is a great reminder to both add more things to it. And simply recognize all the things you have to be thankful for.

Resource: How To Create A Gratitude Jar

Think About 3 Things You Take For Granted

At the end of the day, when we think about the total opposite of things we can get a good perspective. For example when we are in fear, we need to think of the times when we acted courageously. It is a gentle reminder of the feeling of courage to smash through our fears.

Some when it comes down to gratitude, a good thing to do to real feel grateful is to think about a few things you take for granted.

Then you become grateful for those things. Deeply grateful. Something as simple as the fact that you have a car and don’t have to walk or ride public transportation.

Show Your Gratitude Instead of Feeling It

Write letters to people. Text them. Leave sappy voicemails for them. Reach out to people you are grateful for. Organizations or businesses that you are thankful for. Teachers, cops, hell even the post office for mailing out your mail!

Things That Went Well In The Recent Past

There are always positive things that happen to us on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. You can find tons of things to be grateful for if you look back on your past this way.

Go On A Gratitude Walk or Run

Cardio! No way right?? Haha but on a serious note, simply walking around and becoming mindful surroundings can show you at least a dozen things you can be grateful for.

I honestly did this while writing this article. I looked around and simply used my senses to probably offering you twenty different examples of what you can be grateful for! It works well, try it!

Conclusion To Things To Be Thankful For

So there we are my friends. A list of things to be grateful for. I hope it served as a list of examples of gratitude that you can use to see the things in your life that you are thankful for.

Share with me what your favorites were. As well as if you have any good things to add that we can all be thankful for. Maybe something you take for granted for have become more thankful for recently!

 

Source: https://personaldevelopfit.com

The Great Divide

Thoughts to Ponder

Divided groups concept as two teams of people on a broken bridge as a business metaphor for corporate separation with 3D illustration elements.

 

The great awakening. It’s been a long time coming. Those of us who have been summoned by the light have been working tirelessly to save those indoctrinated by the black robe society. My brothers and sisters stand divided by what appears to be just another political fight between the red and blue hats. But it isn’t.


I watch in disbelief, those who are ignorantly supporting a system of enslavement masked by the idea of freedom under a constitution which they are unknowingly not included. I have come to the conclusion it’s time to let go and let God take it from here. What’s needed now is mercy.

Looking across the chasm that divides us, I see that we’re all participants in this spiritual battle between the dark and the light. While my awakened brothers and sisters try so hard to present the truth pertaining to the evidence of evil injustices in the world without discrimination, our opposition works to defend the superficial fear-based narrative that’s been formulated by the devil. The tug of war is futile. It’s time to let go.

We’ve come to the end. The battle has been won. What we are seeing now is the wicked witch go down while screaming I’m melting. As soon as it’s done, her enslaved monkeys will hail the wicked witch is dead. Until then, we must show mercy.

We know where we’re going. We’ve been faithful to our brother, keeping our eyes focused on our Father. My heart is heavy for those living in a world with no plan or direction for an exit. They fight for justice, point the finger in blame, and feel the only way they can be heard is through destruction. The system has not been kind to them. Just like the children, they too are living in the dark with tunnel vision, held captive as their life force energy is sucked dry to support the elite’s way of living. It’s time to let go. Let us bless and release the struggle. Let us show mercy and stop contributing to the division. It’s time to pull out of the darkness and be brighter together. We are the son’s and daughters of the Most High, we shouldn’t be fighting. Let us have faith that God will call upon his people. Let us leave the zombies to their own destruction with all their evil doing. God have mercy.

Dear Father, hear our prayer. Please command your angels to lift us high above these earthly troubles. Restore our garden, bring back the days where everything was provided. Let us live as one, in love forever more. In Jesus name. Amen.

Merrilee of Solana

 

Source: https://merrileeofsolana.com

Peace Meditation Every 4 Hours: For Peace in U.S. Cities

The following is from WeLoveMassMeditation.com,  which plans and communicates global, synchronized mass meditations to bring peace and harmony to earth. 

Step-by-step instructions for the meditation are at the bottom of this article.

We Can Meditate Now for Peace in U.S. Cities: Every 4 Hours

Meditation for Peace in US Cities

The Protests Regarding Mr. Floyd’s Death Have Turned Violent

On Monday, May 25th, George Floyd who was a 46-year-old black man was stopped by a number of police officers in Minneapolis. One of the officers kneeled on his neck for somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes while he cried that he could not breathe.

Mr Floyd died after officers arrested him.

The peaceful protests in Minneapolis spread across  the United States and in the last two days have become violent, with arson, looting and vandalism.  The Jesuits want to turn this once-peaceful protest into a civil war in the USA.

Latest Article in Zero Hedge:  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/violent-demonstrators-attack-cnn-headquarters-atlanta-during-second-night-nationwide

Article in RT:  https://www.rt.com/usa/490058-minnesota-national-guard-protests

Article in Zero Hedge:  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/minneapolis-burning-buildings-torched-stores-looted-protests-over-george-floyd-intensified.peace meditation

Therefore, we are organizing a peace meditation for the USA every 4 hours from now on, so that peace can be restored in the cities of the USA and the plan of the Jesuits to engineer a civil war in the United States will be unsuccessful.

The meditation will begin on May 29th, at 4:15 PM UTC, and continue every 4 hours as follows until the situation is resolved.

12:15 AM UTC
04:15 AM UTC
08:15 AM UTC
12:15 PM UTC
04:15 PM UTC
08:15 PM UTC

Find your own time zone in the following chart.

You can also do this meditation in your own time as frequently as you feel guided.

Here is the link to the Facebook event for this meditation:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2677232699215677/

Guided Audio Here

Here is a link to the guided audio YouTube playlist for this peace meditation. This guided audio is a peace meditation and it was originally recorded to help harmonize the conflict in Iran.    You can simply focus on the United States and replace the phrase “the situation in Iran” with “the situation in the United States” in Step 2 of the meditation instruction, as well as replacing the phrase “the Iranian conflict” with “this situation in the United States” in Step 4 and 5.

Guided Audo Link:
http://bit.ly/2YhMNJ1Meditation for Peace

Step By Step Instructions for the 15-Minute Meditation Every 4 Hours

Instructions of this meditation: (Suggested time for this meditation is 15 minutes)

1. Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness

2. State your intent to bring peace and healing to the United States.

3. Visualize a pillar of pink Light, emanating from the Galactic Central Sun and then descending down through your body and deep into the center of the Earth.

4. Visualize this Light flowing through your heart and then through your hands directly to everybody in the United States, harmonizing everyone and bringing peace. Let the pink Light then flow onwards, healing all other conflicts worldwide.

5. Ask the Goddess presence (the divine feminine) to direct energies of peace and harmony to everyone in the United States. Let these energies then flow onwards and heal all other conflicts worldwide. Allow these energies to continue to flow through your heart and then through your hands into this situation in the United States for a few minutes.

Goddess wants peace and peace it will be.

Source: https://www.welovemassmeditation.com/2020/05/urgent-meditation-for-maintaining-peace-in-the-USA-every-4-hours.html

101 Best Zen Sayings and Proverbs That Will Make You Feel Peaceful

By Dreamcatcher,

Having a troubled and agitated mind can affect not only your daily life but also your overall well-being.

In these situations, what you need is positivity, inspirations, and peace of mind to get yourself back on track.

What’s a better way to calm your mind than Zen, the journey of meditation towards self-actualization?

Today, we have compiled the best Zen sayings and proverbs by famous Zen masters to help you get started towards achieving a calmed soul.

Read on to break free from the chains on your mind.

Best Zen Sayings and Proverbs

100 of the Most Powerful Zen Proverbs & Sayings • SHIFT

Below are 101 Zen sayings that you can ponder upon to achieve the peace you want:

Sayings by Buddha 

  • Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
  • The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.
  • You can only lose what you cling to.
  • Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.
  • There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
  • Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  • Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
  • Those who envy others will never find peace of mind.
  • Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
  • All wrong-doing arises because of the mind. If the mind is transformed, can wrong-doing remain?
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  • Meditate. Do not delay, lest you later regret it.
  • If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.
  • What you think, you become.
  • Be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss your life.
  • Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
  • It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  • Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
  • Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  • You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
  • A disciplined mind brings happiness.

Quotes by Shunryu Suzuki

  • Emotionally we have many problems, but these problems are not actual problems; they are something created; they are problems pointed out by our self-centered ideas or views.
  • The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes.
  • The person who can freely acknowledge that life is full of difficulties can be free.
  • Treat every moment as your last.
  • When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves.
  • The most important point is to accept yourself.
  • When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way.
  • Realize the everlasting truth of “everything changes”.
  • Calmness in activity is true calmness.
  • When you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind.
  • When you bow, you should just bow; when you sit, you should just sit; when you eat, you should just eat.
  • We do not exist for the sake of something else. We exist for the sake of ourselves.

Quotes by Lao Tzu

  • If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
  • Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
  • Act without expectation.
  •  If you realize you have enough, you are truly rich.
  • When there is no desire, all things are at peace.

Zen Quotes by Dogen

  • Live by letting things happen.
  • One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.
  • To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.
  • Each of us should strive to awaken.

Other Famous  Zen Sayings and Proverbs 

  • In Zen, we don’t find the answers; we lose the questions.
  • Single-mindedness is all-powerful.
  • Not creating delusions is enlightenment.
  • Don’t be afraid to just sit and watch.
  • Don’t try to steer the river.
  • Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.
  • To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
  • Only when we relate with ourselves without moralizing, without harshness, without deception, can we let go of harmful patterns.
  • Let go of the need for approval.
  • Soar in the freedom of desirelessness.
  • Buddhism teaches that joy and happiness arise from letting go.
  • Unhappiness and rain just drift by and are gone; they are visitors.
  • They call it “peace of mind”, but maybe it should be called “peace from mind”.
  • Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past and not enough presence.
  • Melting our attachment to self is the most powerful medication for bringing mental and emotional imbalances in check.
  • All the things that truly matter—beauty, love, creativity, joy, and inner peace—arise from beyond the mind.
  • You’re never given more pain than you can handle.
  • There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.
  • When we start to feel anxious or depressed, instead of asking, “What do I need to get to be happy?”, the question becomes, “What am I doing to disturb the inner peace that I already have?”.
  • Lose your mind and effortlessly be.
  • Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
  • You don’t need to be accepted by others.
  • To seek nothing is bliss.
  • Don’t be satisfied with your accomplishment, nor be dissatisfied with it.
  • Always look on the bright side of things. If you can’t comprehend this, polish that which has become dull until it begins to shine.
  • The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.
  • Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.
  • Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
  • Little people seek lasting happiness in the material world. Zen people seek understanding first and then find lasting peace.
  • Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
  • If we are always demanding something out of life, then we will never be content. However, if we accept life as it is, then we will know contentment.
  • There is one thing in life that you can always rely on: life being as it is.
  • Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.
  • Detachment is necessary for peace, and peace is necessary for happiness.
  • If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
  • Release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what.
  • Thinking comes and goes; you must not be attached to the coming or the going.
  • The wise adapt themselves to circumstances.
  • Let go; let be. See through everything and be free, complete, luminous, at home, and at ease.
  • If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.
  • Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
  •  The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.
  • If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
  • Your problems never cease. They just change.
  • Be a master of mind rather than mastered by mind.
  •  Move and the way will open.
  •  Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand. Relax.
  • All things are difficult before they are easy.
  • Become comfortable with not knowing.
  • Whatever happens always happens on time.
  • Live calmly. The time will come when the flowers bloom by themselves.
  • Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
  • These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
  • Let go, or be dragged.
  • Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
  • To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself.
  • Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Final Words

These best Zen short inspirational quotes  and proverbs come from wise souls from different eras.

They can surely help you calm your mind and have a peaceful soul, as long as you realize the true value and deep meaning that rests within these wise words. According to a quote on bloglingo ,Contentment is the simplest way to feel true happiness and peace. It is learning to appreciate what you have, who you’re with, and where you are at present. Developing a sense of thankfulness and an attitude of gratitude will make you feel the joy that is not fleeting.

 

Source: http://dreamcatcherreality.com