I live with a guy who says great stuff… like all the time…
But then you probably already know that? I’d say I’m preaching to the converted.
Anyway, he saves me from deep pot-holes of doubt and self-deception often… again you’re not really surprised are you?
He inspires me daily. He lifts me up with his faith, and his down-to-earth expression of the most glorious Truths there are.
Quite honestly, I question how we all don’t just sit down and listen.. really listen.. to him more.
I see people get thrown off by his laid back nature, or the lack of polish or fancy prose in his delivery. He’s fun, he doesn’t put on airs and graces, and he doesn’t demand anything from his listener.. but boy does he say great things.
He also lets us all have our doubts and objections, and our general thrashing it out internally while he speaks. He feels it all, and knows that in our preoccupation with maintaining emotional equilibrium, we often miss half the wisdom in his sentence.
That’s why I write stuff down. Because I sense there’s gold in them there words, and sometimes I need to catch my breath, and revisit, to fully soak them in.
Even at home, I scribble incredible things he says in the margin of my journals.
While I make the dinner, or he does the laundry, he tells me soul truths, God Truths. They flow easily and unassumingly from him – products, not of doctrine or dogma, but of lived experience.
I swear, on my darkest days, he literally saves my soul. He guides me to the light, he makes poetry out of this existence (and if he read this now he’d probably tell me I’m being too fancy and pomp.. to him he’s just a guy who loves God).
One thing he’s taught me is this (my somewhat awkward paraphrase here):
God’s Truth doesn’t need embellishment or fanfare or dressing-up – its power speaks for itself. When we try to make it fancier, or more palatable to others, we, in arrogance, believe we know better than God about how to reach a person, about how to deliver a gift.
In effect we are saying that the Truth, as simply as it exists, needs modifying, for human consumption.
We are denying that the fabric of God’s Universe is built in Truth, and, as His Children, our souls are designed to respond to pure, unadulterated Truth. If we believe that God’s Truth is said thing, why would we feel it could be shared in a way that seems ‘softer’, ‘prettier’ or ‘kinder’?
Isn’t God the most Caring, Loving character there is?
So wouldn’t sharing His Truth, just as it exists about any given matter, be the most caring and loving thing to do?
I try to remember when I write, that simple and direct is kind and loving (I’m a bit prone to flowery prose and apt to try to over-explain to get people ‘on side’).
Jesus taught me that if I say it how it is with love, and without pressure for people to agree, or any desire for them to change, then I give a gift.
I give the gift of truth, and I also give the listener the gift of allowing them whatever feelings they have in response. It doesn’t mean that I’ll stand there and absorb abuse from the listener, but neither would I try to stop them from feeling any emotion that might be triggered through our exchange.
God Himself knows, that sometimes its taken me.. eh hem… a long time… to make peace with some of His Truths, and for some He’s still waiting on a call back from me. I haven’t quite given Him the nod on everything He’s trying to teach me – much as logic would compel me otherwise, I’ve got un-felt emotions that make me resist.
So letting others take their time to work through whatever emotions the Truth triggers in them, well that’s love. We’ve all got error that’s going to shake loose at some stage or another. Sometimes a big Truth (or a little one) delivered by you, by me, or by Jesus, might be the very thing that starts that soul-quake in another.
So, reeling myself back in from that tangent, lets get back to the actual ‘Jesus Quotes’ part of this post.
The other night, we were talking, and Jesus casually mentioned a few things to me.
(Did I mention that this man takes my breath away?)
I thought that they were worth a share.
“Love is knowing that you can leave at any time – but wanting to stay anyway.”
Jesus, February 2013
“If you don’t want to have anything to do with love – then the “love” that you’ve had wasn’t any good. (i.e. it wasn’t love in the first place)”
Jesus, February 2013.
A brief postscript:
I’m not sure if my idea to regularly share my ‘Jesus Quotes’ will work here. Are you now reading them now, saying, “Yes so? I knew that?”
At the time he says these things – they are very significant to me. My soul is open and they become a very loving, yet shocking, suckerpunch to my reality.
My intellect (the one usually in control) would smugly say, (despite extreme evidence to the contrary), ‘sure I know that!’
But in the precise moment, these truths strike my soul and suddenly I’m dissolving.
“what, really? Love isn’t about obligation? duty? sacrifice? All that ‘love’ that made me feel guilty, and came conditionally – that wasn’t love?”
Sure I might say I get it with my head – but do I live that, connect to that, really know that?
(And if you are someone who read the quotes above and said ‘so what, not so profound’ – does your life really offer you evidence that your know and live these things?)
Quite simply, when my man says stuff sometimes, its like my heart hears it for the first time.
I write it down because I want to revisit these Truths time and again. I know that if they entered my soul (not just my tenacious intellect) that they would change my life forever.
What do you think – does it work to tell you too? Or should I just keep scribbling this stuff in my margins, saving it up for some other purpose?
I’d want to revisit those quotes too, so definitely would be helpful for me at least.
Thanks for the feedback David.
hey mary, bring on the quotes!! i love quotes, they are simple and direct and allows for alot of pondering and reflection. it’s like opening a 300 page book that is blank but for one sentance, because you get to fill in the rest as the quote stays with you, then impresses upon your life for the next few weeks, and its relevance is revieled. then after a while you dont need the book as you experience its truth or untruth for that matter.
i’ve found them many times to become my compass for personal reflection.
soul, Neena’s son once said that aj could walk into a full seminar say one sentance then leave us with it for a few weeks 🙂
Tim, yes I agree, sometimes I think we could all just take on a sentence at a time – reflect, mull it over, experiment, feel it, know it… then we’d be ready for the next one!
The thing is sometimes he says a hundred things – and 99 people connect to a different truth each! So I guess its never wasted – and thank-you God for video recordings.. so many things to go back to!
hello dear mary , hello every one
do not know how this works yet, (my 1st day)
just wanted to say how much i love what U do. so great that U write the “quotes” of Jesus & share them with us , i thank U for doing what U do ….
me myself make many memos with quotes from the youTube videos.
divine truth = this is it! – like michael jackson would say 🙂
hope we can meet one day
heartfelt greetings from little belgium
I loved reading this post Mary. I felt my heart warm as hope bloomed within me that someday I too will enjoy a soul mate relationship. Thank you for sharing your scribbles 🙂
I, personally, have never taken a note on anything spiritual in my life. I feel that if it ends up on paper then it never made it into my soul, and if it truly entered my soul then there’s no need for it on paper because I am the note itself embodied and that I will never forget, plus a truth entered into my soul feels much better having been lodged there than intellectually feeling awed at the idea on paper. I feel that people who take notes are really saying, “I’m not ready to let this truth in my soul”, translated as, “I’m resisting truth”. This is just my personal feeling. And then when it comes to teaching reaching for notes feels lifeless and calculated as almost an intellectual regurgitation and I think this is one reason why we all love listening to Jesus (AJ) because we feel it came from his soul and not some retransmission of a previous epiphany or gift of truth.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts, and I thought I’d clarify a few things that I feel about writing and progressing.
First, I do agree with you, if the Truth is in our soul, then we’ll never need a note to help remind us of it.
However, until the Truth is in our soul, then God’s Law of Attraction is going to be working constantly to help us receive it into our soul. In other words, the Truth has to keep coming to us externally, until it becomes ‘internal’ i.e. we know it on a soul level.
People teaching things, or us reading them, that’s a way that Truths can come to us. E.g. Jesus teaching a seminar, reading a spiritual or emotional book.
While I agree that intellectual knowledge is not a true soul progression or development, and we must beware of believing that it is, or of glorifying intellectual knowledge, the intellect can be a friend and tool in the process. In fact intellectual awareness of our error often forms the first step in a journey of healing.
Truths never enter us ‘magically’. There are conditions that must exist within our soul for us to fully receive and feel them. For most of us, most of the time, there are error-based belief systems that block us from fully receiving new Truth and feeling it as truth immediately.
Often, as I hear a Truth, I begin to cry as it triggers some of the error in me that blocks my ‘knowing’ it on a soul level. In this process, the pain of the false belief is somewhat realised. However, I am aware that I’ll have to release all of the error about this topic before the Truth can fully enter me.
Jesus has written more about this process in the document: “Facing Personal Truth” available as a download on our website.
So, I write these things down for two reasons:
1. I think it is me taking more responsibility for myself in my process. God or my mate have brought me a gift and instead of always relying on someone or something else to keep having to bring me that gift (which the Law of Attraction will naturally do until I fully receive the Truth into my soul), I’m taking more responsibility for reminding myself. I know I have more pain to feel about the topic, so in writing it down, I’m saying ‘that pain and this Truth need more of my attention’. I’m going to stay with it, or return to it, until I’m done.
I also feel that in doing this I am honouring a gift. I’m recognising it as valuable, and acknowledging what amazing Laws and Love have brought it to me – I don’t want to waste it, or live in lazy expectation that I ‘should’ just keep getting more and more gifts until I’m ready to surrender to this Truth.
One of God’s big desires is that we come to feel and know that we are responsible for our own heart and soul, and our progress towards love. He made us to be active participants in our relationship with Him.
2. There is something for me in the simple act of writing it down. I’m much attuned to the written word, and upon reflection writing to you this morning I’m aware that even though I always say that I want to return to my scribbled notes time and again – I often find that simply writing it once helps to solidify a point in my progress. It’s like a small ‘post-it note’ gets stuck on my soul – and that’s the place I return to time and again.
Also, are you making the assumption that Jesus never writes things down as he is working through them?
I go to work meetings and it’s the opposite, if I go without taking notes, people think I don’t care about the meeting. Or if I’m holding the meeting and I don’t have any material to refer to, people think I haven’t cared to prepare. I reckon mostly that’s true too. It’s crazy in that situation that people would have this massive expectation for me to go into a work meeting and not take any notes, because that’s mean’t to show how developed I am. That wouldn’t make too much sense. I can’t really see how different it is for what you guys do (for work / passion). I guess people just project their own “spiritual” mask that they want you guys to wear, and if you don’t, they have a reason not to listen. Just my take, but don’t know for sure if it actually works that way.
2000 years of Jesus quotes have not produced a single person at one with god. Whatever you put on paper or the internet beyond the teachings will only really serve to provide spiritual porn for people to ogle over and go “ooooooooo, ahhhhhhhhh, isn’t that wonderful?” More people think, talk, ponder, contemplate, and share intellectual ideas about love because its fun or cool, but none of that causes one to become closer to god or embody love from god’s perspective because fun is a distraction from the soul and is the opposite of being on the path and enjoying true progression. As a spiritual teacher providing spiritual fluff (things for people to think about beyond the teachings) is unloving because it simply does not support soul transformation or a relationship with god, as if someone other than god needs to tell people of these intricate truths, and if people had a relationship with god and was actually progressing they would know or soon come to know these things on their own. In language we can only share with the mind but god does it directly with the soul and what goes on there is far more than just becoming aware of a truth. God is interested in transformation and growth, not just awareness. God does not intellectually tell us individual truths but He shows us through the true interactions in His universe, which is displayed for us in every moment of our lives, the path to soul progression and with that comes the knowledge (the Jesus quotes) that we all will receive when we grow and heal our soul and learn from god directly. If one needs reminders or to be consistently fed truths like this then they are not walking the path but are a fake just being a spiritual addict and cheerleader going, “YAY, isn’t that awesome”, and looking to consume their next spiritual fix for their mind all the while deceiving themselves thinking they’re on the path. In all of this I am thinking about the big picture of bringing god’s kingdom to earth and the responsibility of those of us who want to bring that into manifestation. Sharing Jesus quotes and the intricate details of god’s knowledge of truths does not serve people’s progression. By teaching truths like this people will have the tendency to focus more on moral action vs. soul progression and that doesn’t promote the removal of the soul injuries that may cause someone to be immoral and/or unloving in the first place. If we who possess the higher knowledge of god’s truths deny people this knowledge but instead live it by example we then are not feeding addictions and this choice leaves the person to eventually feel the pain and disappointment of their lack of progression, a provision of the law of compensation and cause and effect, and that will help inspire true action that will lead to soul changes and that choice will assist actually bringing about god’s kingdom on earth. Do we truly want god’s kingdom on earth or do we want to have fun with absolute truths and accomplish nothing meaningful in terms of progression? The path to at onement is simple and either we are on it or we are not and no amount of becoming aware of intellectual truths of a higher nature than what we have progressed to is going to amount to soul progression. If we need to throw temptations in front of us to start progressing then we are not on the divine path to begin with and are fakes.
As far as personal note taking and writing things down to help your progression, that is a sin, even if AJ does it. How? By taking notes you are saying you know better than god in how to progress. God says you can do it in the moment but you’re saying I’ll do it later. If later is god’s way then the law of attraction events will be delayed until you exercise your free will choice to process triggered emotions caused by the event. Make sense? God also did not provide us with post it notes. He gave us emotions, memory, free will, and desire and if we choose not to exercise our will to access our injuries in the moment but instead justify “our way” then we are choosing not to be humble but rather arrogant and not only that but we are choosing to be self-reliant vs. god-reliant. Children don’t take notes, do they. Note taking is a habit of our intellectual school system and it only really assists the mind like a crutch and the ned for that is only because of the injuries in the soul. Our society is addicted to tools and crutches instead of actually doing things in a more efficient and intelligent way, attributes of god.
In the Padgett messages, if you noticed, the celestial spirits remember conversations word-for-word and that means that god’s truth is that we can remember everything and if we believe that we will forget if we don’t write it down then we are sinning and are not in truth because it a choice to act in fear and that damages the soul and it is also the avoidance or possible condemnation of your own soul. One reason why we forget things is because we don’t value or find specific things important so we don’t put much attention to it and that’s one reason why we forget things. So if we are forgetting some profound discovery in self examination we do not find it important to grow our soul and to become closer to being at one with god. It is profound and exiting events also in our life that stick in our memories and so feeling the discoveries vs intellectually write them down helps us to remember specifics. In addition, if we are taking notes we are not being god reliant either because we are not trusting or believing that we can process the truth we discovered in the moment, and that is an opportunity lost forever and means that in that moment we would rather suffer than heal. The reason why we want to delay progression when it is convenient is always fear. We may think that we’re being clever and intelligent to schedule our processing but we are only fooling ourselves if we do that and we’ll never become at one with god if we do that. Mary, I feel the reason why you would rather write and be connected to words is because you have fear and are avoiding your injuries because of the fear. Once you overcome these fears (fear disconnect us from our memories) you will become less and less connected to the word and start emotional processing vs note taking. I feel that the reasons you give for why you value notes is choosing to live in fear. If Jesus is taking notes then he will never become at one with god until he stops and does it the way god set it up for us to progress. This concept is kind of a paradox, isn’t it?
This is what I currently feel to be the truth of this matter and I hope I made sense.
I’ve changed tangibly hearing and reading words. It’s all up to the person in the end what they do with what they hear or read. Doesn’t God inspire through other people directly with words / events when we’re not listening with our heart? I’m sure he does.
This above comment does not make sense to me.
A genuine question and observation – why have you written so much when you don’t believe in writing words to express your feelings?
The Padgett Messages that you have mentioned were communicated to James in written word to be published into a book, which you must have been reading to have mentioned them.
I can see how there is a lot of faith in God in your message, but feels that God who you are describing is a harsh God? there are some great points you are making which I enjoyed reading – but there are a few points which are difficult to see as truth, also there are big statements about someone else’s journey to God and how that journey may unfold, depending if they are taking notes or not – I can’t see how you would know that?; but I also feel there is so much anger in your message towards Mary and anybody else who chooses techniques, methods, use of intelect, learning, would a loving God give us intellect so we would use it and go further away from
God? Anyways, I feel there are a few things that are written as if they are ground rules of God, I don’t think it is a sin to experiment, learn the ways, observe the benefits and outcomes from those experiments …
To start off with, I should point out that it is not usually my policy to engage with people who choose to remain anonymous with me, especially when people, such as yourself, demonstrate judgement and harsh criticism of my fellow brothers and sisters. It is my experience that many people are able to be nasty via a medium where they can remain anonymous and say things that they are not willing to own up to in public. So I don’t believe its loving to assist you or any person to remain in this kind of façade and support your lack of ethics. You have access to a great deal of information about me and my life, and yet you choose to engage in what I would describe as ‘armchair critique’ of me, without being willing to expose yourself to any level of scrutiny or to take responsibility for what you are saying.
However I have engaged you previous to this comment and I thought there may be some benefit in pointing out some of your misconceptions about God and how He treats us. Also, you are justifying your own bad treatment of others, and I feel it is loving to you as my brother (you feel like a guy to me) to point this out.
In your comments you have stated some truths, along with many errors. However, the main issue I see with your comments here on the blog is not if your statements about the current soul development of others are true or not. It is that your express some very dark emotions and judgements towards others. This is not only unloving, but it demonstrates that you are not someone who, as you put it “possesses a higher knowledge of God’s Truths”.
First point: Your Current Treatment of Others
1. You make large judgements of your brothers and sisters, and where they may or may not be at in terms of their spiritual progress. This demonstrates your lack of love for others. Judgement is a very harsh emotion, it is a feeling that people are less than you, and/ or bad. Love never judges and all true spiritual development results in a development in love. Your willingness to judge demonstrates your lack of love.
You certainly seem to assume that most people aren’t making any progress, or are not as developed as yourself. This demonstrates your arrogance.
You also demonstrate no compassion or understanding that each of us are at different places in our spiritual journeys. You are impatient that people are in addictions, and their intellect. This shows me that you do not understand that love is always patient, and always compassionate of where people are at.
You seem to be very emotionally challenged by this post – I suggest that it is because people are agreeing with us and honouring our comments or writings. Instead of owning your feelings you are choosing to judge me and others here. This is an angry act.
In fact, you don’t display any love or kindness towards people at all in your comments. This demonstrates to me how little you have learnt from God about love. Your own behaviour and emotions are signalling to you that you are not as developed as you would like to believe.
Second point: Your Advocating Harsh Treatment of God’s children
2. You have a harsh and punishing viewpoint of how God’s children should be treated. Through your own statements you demonstrate that you believe that anyone with knowledge of how God’s Universe works should, as you said: “deny people this knowledge”. You state that we should leave everyone in the dark to figure it out for themselves and only when they are really desperate and in pain will they perhaps look for answers. In fact, Jesus preached how to relate and connect to God long before his at-onement in the first century and for three years afterwards. If he had followed your rules the only ‘Jesus Quote’ ever to be recorded would have been “I know the truth about God and the soul, I’m happy and at peace. You can all be like me if you want but you’ll have to figure it out for yourselves – I’m not telling”
It’s actually immoral (and therefore unloving) to withhold a gift that you could give – especially gifts as life changing as those that assist us to know ourselves and God.
Your stance is also unethical, since God, His Helpers and many others (e.g. your spirit guides, the Padgett Messages, significant role models and relationships that have helped you grow throughout your life) have given you personally many gifts that have assisted you in your spiritual progress (although you have not yet received as much guidance as they would have liked to give). Yet you do not wish for others to be given any gift that may assist them in their personal relationship with God. There is a lack of ethics in your willingness to receive, and your desire to deny gifts to others. (Although you do seem to contradict yourself somewhat on this point throughout your comment – at some stages you seem to say we should look to “the teachings”, at others that people shouldn’t be told anything.)
Jesus shared many personal and universal truths with individuals in the first century, just as he does now. And the Padgett Messages are quite literally full of explanations of God’s Truths, as well as personal accounts of experiences with God’s Truths. If everyone took your approach the Padgett Messages would not even exist. The fact that these messages do exist, in written form no less, indicate that God attempts to give gifts to people who do not yet have a personal relationship with Him, in order to inspire them towards this relationship. This is exactly the approach I have taken on my blog, and it is the approach that you have taken objection to.
Through your attitudes about how God’s children should be treated, you demonstrate your complete lack of understanding and “soul knowledge” of the Truth about Natural and Divine Love. Another famous ‘Jesus Quote’ states that “If you can’t love those who you can see (the children of God), how can you love God (the parent of these children) who you cannot see?” You clearly do not feel love for your brothers and sisters, and instead endorse that they should be treated with impatience and judgement and have potential gifts withheld from them.
God desires that we find Truth and he provides many ways we can begin to access Truth, even before we have developed the openness that would enable our personal relationship with Him. The fact that you are promoting withholding the truth from God’s children is proof of your own lack of love, and your emotional distance from God’s attitudes towards his children (your brothers and sisters).
Third Point: Your Erroneous Viewpoint of God’s Nature
3. Indeed, you demonstrate through your words a very harsh viewpoint of God and His attitudes towards us. God does not do as you suggest we should do. He has assigned to each of us one or more spirit guides and guardians who are there to give us help, guidance and safety before we are able to connect to God personally. He gives us many, many gifts daily, including Jesus’ presence here as guide and teacher. Yet you seem to advocate never giving gifts that inspire or encourage.
Because you believe in a harsh God, you are actually aspiring to become a harsh person. Jesus often says that “The God that you believe in is the person you will become.”
Your attitudes and feeling in relation to these three points let me know that you are not actually engaged in bringing God’s Kingdom to earth at all. Instead you are impatient and judgemental – two qualities that God’s Kingdom would never contain.
Ultimately it is every individual’s choice whether they connect to themselves and God or not. My sharing of my voice through “Notes Along The Way”, and in this instance some truths which actually encourage introspection and reflection on a persons current emotional state, are not designed to distract people from God, rather to highlight Him.
God has so much kindness, compassion and love for us. Yes, She is steadfast in that love, meaning that she doesn’t allow us shortcuts or dispensations when we break the laws of love but she is never harsh, judgemental, punishment or impatient with us about the rate of our progress. You on the other hand reflect a lot of harsh, judgemental, punishing and impatient attitudes towards others and what you perceive to be their addictive states. You seem to believe that this is evidence of your development towards God and I cannot agree with you there. It actually highlights that you lack the development you state that you have and that you do not possess in your soul the higher knowledge of God’s Truths.
You state and I quote: “no amount of becoming aware of intellectual truths of a higher nature … is going to amount to soul progression”. In fact intellectual awareness is a necessary part of gaining soul based awareness. There is proof of this time and again in the Padgett Messages. Padgett often encounters spirits who are in darkness, and by raising their intellectual awareness of God’s Truth, he assists individuals to generate desire to engage in experiments involving their hearts and emotions, and they change.
Angelicearthproject, in your comments you have demonstrated that while you do have intellectual awareness of some of God’s Truths, most of these have not entered your soul as knowledge, otherwise your interaction here would have been very different.
You also demonstrate that you still have large errors in your beliefs about how God’s Universe operates, and in your understandings of the nature of love. I hope that you are able to understand the comments I have made here, and how crucial these points are to understanding God and His Love.
Finally, if you really believe that we shouldn’t share what we know with others, especially in words, you are being hypocritical to then write to tell me ‘truths’ about myself.
I will respond to your individual comments in a separate comment box.
Here is my direct response to your statements:
You said: “2000 years of Jesus quotes have not produced a single person at one with God.”
My Response: This is completely untrue. Actually, I and every other person to have become at-one with God has done so through listening to Jesus and his statements, and being inspired by them to initiate our own personal relationship with God.
You said: “Whatever you put on paper or the internet beyond the teachings will only really serve to provide spiritual porn for people to ogle over and go “ooooooooo, ahhhhhhhhh, isn’t that wonderful?”
My Response: While I do believe that it’s possible to distract ourselves from a lack of real soul progression through living on platitudes, or making excuses emotionally for ourselves, I don’t agree that there is no point in putting things on paper or the internet. I also don’t believe that I have shared “beyond the teachings”; I am simply using my voice to share about the teachings. Ultimately it is each individuals responsibility as to what they choose to do with what Jesus and I teach. Denying people beauty and inspiration so that they ‘shape up’ and ‘get with the programme’ – which seems to be what you are endorsing – is not something that either of us will ever aspire to. God attempts to inspire us daily, He doesn’t choose to punish us into submission to His Laws. However you seem to feel that He does, or at least that we should.
You said: “More people think, talk, ponder, contemplate, and share intellectual ideas about love because its fun or cool, but none of that causes one to become closer to god or embody love from god’s perspective because fun is a distraction from the soul and is the opposite of being on the path and enjoying true progression.”
My Response: You seem to be very challenged that people might have enthusiasm for anything spiritual. You also seem to judge fun and as someone who has judged my own childlike sense of fun, I have compassion for you in this. God definitely invented fun, and wants us to have us some!
I agree that if we are addicted to a sense of ‘fun’ in order to distract ourselves then this is not progression – but I would argue that that wouldn’t be real fun anyway (smile).
I also agree that people can use intellectual ideas to distract themselves from real soul searching and progress – but it is not the case that all intellectual thought and pondering is pointless to our development.
You said: “As a spiritual teacher providing spiritual fluff (things for people to think about beyond the teachings) is unloving because it simply does not support soul transformation or a relationship with god, “
My Response: Basically you are stating that Jesus’ comments about love are spiritual fluff. When in fact, Jesus’ comments always promote self-reflection and the challenge of error within individuals.
I believe that self-reflection, and opening ourselves up to the possibility of God’s Truths is a very important first step for most of us. I agree that simply gaining an awareness of Truths does not mean we have received them into our soul. But for almost all of us, awareness is the first step.
In this post I have actually shared three important Truths from the teachings of Divine Truth. So I cannot see how I have actually diverged from the teaching. Again, I would point out that you seem to feel that people sharing their experiences regarding the nature of God and love, is a distraction from God. I don’t agree.
You said: “as if someone other than god needs to tell people of these intricate truths, and if people had a relationship with god and was actually progressing they would know or soon come to know these things on their own.”
My Response: The Padgett Messages are a collection of people other than God telling us truth. The telling and recording of these truths has inspired many people to enter a personal relationship with God. And since many of those spirits who gave Padgett messages were at-one with God at the time, this also indicates that God desired that people were able to share His Truths with others before they were able to receive them personally from Him.
Also the Padgett Messages state categorically that it is highly unlikely that anyone would have found Divine Truth without having assistance from people other than God. In fact, the messages state that Jesus (and I’m the other half of that soul) came to the world so that people would be able to hear Divine Truth and shown a method to find God. Jesus is the doorway to the Celestial Realms.
Yes, as we develop our relationship with God, we will receive personal confirmation of these truths. But this can only happen once ALL the error that impedes the soul knowledge of this truth is removed, and this never happens in an instant. And to think that we should or must be without any knowledge or guidance until we are able to connect to God personally is quite cruel. There is also a great deal of evidence in your own life to support the fact that God does NOT operate this way. E.g. your guides, your being led to truths through written word or spoken teaching.
You said: “In language we can only share with the mind but god does it directly with the soul and what goes on there is far more than just becoming aware of a truth. God is interested in transformation and growth, not just awareness. God does not intellectually tell us individual truths but He shows us through the true interactions in His universe, which is displayed for us in every moment of our lives, the path to soul progression and with that comes the knowledge (the Jesus quotes) that we all will receive when we grow and heal our soul and learn from god directly.”
My Response: I completely agree with this statement; however I don’t see how negates the value of us speaking and sharing truths that we know.
You said: “If one needs reminders or to be consistently fed truths like this then they are not walking the path but are a fake just being a spiritual addict and cheerleader going, “YAY, isn’t that awesome”, and looking to consume their next spiritual fix for their mind all the while deceiving themselves thinking they’re on the path.”
My Response: Again, I feel you are here making very harsh generalisations about the people who have commented here. Reminders of God’s Truths are important. They support us towards a path of progress. The Padgett Messages are FULL of reminders to Padgett.
You said: “In all of this I am thinking about the big picture of bringing god’s kingdom to earth and the responsibility of those of us who want to bring that into manifestation. Sharing Jesus quotes and the intricate details of god’s knowledge of truths does not serve people’s progression. By teaching truths like this people will have the tendency to focus more on moral action vs. soul progression and that doesn’t promote the removal of the soul injuries that may cause someone to be immoral and/or unloving in the first place.”
My Response: I don’t believe that sharing truths that encourage personal introspection are guiding people to change only their behaviour as you suggest.
I also cannot see that you are someone who is actively engaged in bringing God’s Kingdom to earth. God’s Kingdom on earth will not include being judgemental of our brothers and sisters or denying them gifts till they figure things out with God themselves.
You make a valid point that ignoring soul damage and simply changing behaviour does not equate to true soul development – however you are illogical to suppose that appealing to people’s self-awareness is calling people to change their behaviour alone. You are also assuming that people’s response to hearing truth is always intellectual – that has not been my personal experience, nor what I have observed living with Jesus and seeing him deliver truth to others.
You said: “If we who possess the higher knowledge of god’s truths deny people this knowledge but instead live it by example we then are not feeding addictions and this choice leaves the person to eventually feel the pain and disappointment of their lack of progression, a provision of the law of compensation and cause and effect, and that will help inspire true action that will lead to soul changes and that choice will assist actually bringing about god’s kingdom on earth.”
My Response: as I have stated previously I can’t agree that you possess higher knowledge of God’s Truth that you assume that you do. Case in point is the attitude that you display that everyone should suffer until they figure it out.
As I have previously outlined the denial of gifts of love, in favour of people’s suffering is not the approach that God takes, nor one that anyone with development in love would take.
Giving gifts of truth is not the same as feeding people’s addictions.
Also, imagine if people’s motivation for God was not out of desperation or extreme suffering, but from a place of desire borne of inspiration and wonder. This is very possible.
Jesus and many Celestial Spirits gave Padgett messages, in the specific hope and purpose that they may alleviate some, if not all, of the suffering that exists on the Earth. They didn’t feel that everything should be left up to the individual to know about God on their own. They knew that the Truth can set you free.
Lastly, if you think any words that anyone may write or say could ever negate the effect and workings of God’s Great Laws upon us – such as the Law of Compensation bringing us pain to expose our errors – then you are vastly overestimating our power and underestimating God’s.
You said: ‘Do we truly want god’s kingdom on earth or do we want to have fun with absolute truths and accomplish nothing meaningful in terms of progression? The path to at onement is simple and either we are on it or we are not and no amount of becoming aware of intellectual truths of a higher nature than what we have progressed to is going to amount to soul progression. If we need to throw temptations in front of us to start progressing then we are not on the divine path to begin with and are fakes.”
My Response: As I have mentioned in my previous comment intellectual awareness is an important part of gaining soul awareness.
Further to this, the exact reason that Jesus and I have returned is to place inspiration in front of others! To tempt people towards God through living an example, sharing our progress (yes, even in words), and demonstrating change – yes that is exactly what we are about and God Himself designed us this way. Being inspired does not make a person a fake.
God desires at every moment that we begin to open our eyes and hearts to the possibilities of what is available to us through a relationship with Him. And often he inspires writing, his Celestial Angels communicate in words with many people through mediumship, as you have no doubt observed in the Padgett Messages which are filled with statements of God’s Truths written in words. The details in the Messages of people’s personal experiences in experimenting with God’s Love are all there to inspire us. You could say that Padgett tempted his friends towards a relationship with God through his own faith and example. I would not call Padgett, or the people he assisted, fakes.
The truth is that God gave us the gift of intellect, voice, and communication to aid ourselves and others to know ourselves, each other, and Him personally. Indeed every asset we have can be used to further our relationship with God. God designed it that way.
You said: “As far as personal note taking and writing things down to help your progression, that is a sin, even if AJ does it. How? By taking notes you are saying you know better than god in how to progress. God says you can do it in the moment but you’re saying I’ll do it later. If later is god’s way then the law of attraction events will be delayed until you exercise your free will choice to process triggered emotions caused by the event. Make sense? God also did not provide us with post it notes. He gave us emotions, memory, free will, and desire and if we choose not to exercise our will to access our injuries in the moment but instead justify “our way” then we are choosing not to be humble but rather arrogant and not only that but we are choosing to be self-reliant vs. god-reliant.”
My Response: I’m afraid that this doesn’t make sense to me. You are using some illogical reasoning. As I stated in my previous comment to you, by receiving and honouring the gift of Truth, I engage with my own progress more. I don’t write it down to put off my connection with it – I write it down in order to enhance my connection with it.
If I find I’m blocked to any Truth I begin to pray about my blocks to receiving it fully in my heart. Writing can assist in this.
Receiving Truths from God does not happen by ‘magic’ one day through a one-off decision – to engage the process properly we must take responsibility for our blocks and errors that prevent us receiving His Truth.
I know that I am engaged in a process that I must take responsibility for. In your statements you seem to confuse self-responsibility with self-reliance. These two states are very different.
You said: “Children don’t take notes, do they. Note taking is a habit of our intellectual school system and it only really assists the mind like a crutch and the ned for that is only because of the injuries in the soul. Our society is addicted to tools and crutches instead of actually doing things in a more efficient and intelligent way, attributes of god.”
My Response: I do agree that many of us have been, or are still, addicted to tools and crutches to distract ourselves from our lack of connection to God. However I can’t agree with how you have used this truth to imply that any act of writing things down is a crutch. The key is the motivation or intention behind anything that we do –we CAN use any activity, act or even emotion to tune out, avoid our true self and any recognition of God’s Truths. However we can use many activities, sometimes the very same things that some people use to tune out, to TUNE IN to ourselves and God.
You have assumed that I use writing to tune out and take the place of my progress. While it is true that I still have crutches, in this case I cannot agree with you.
You call our note-taking sinful. The definition of sin is: anything out of harmony with Love. If writing causes me to be more loving it cannot be a sin.
I can assure you that both Jesus and I use writing as a way of working through blocks, and connecting to emotions. I am very confident that this is not a sin. It is very loving practice to use our intellect to remind ourselves of God’s Truth until such a time as it enters our soul – this helps us stay on a path of love, rather than self- attack, self-deception, and can prevent us listening to people who don’t have our best interests at heart, including negative spirits.
As I’ve said before, God gifted us many tools to utilise should we choose to journey towards Him. This includes our intellect.
As children, our parents help to remind us of many, many things, and if our parents were in harmony with love they would constantly be showing us and telling us about what love and loving behaviour is. We don’t need notes because God created parents. (Unfortunately many parents don’t act in harmony with the way God intended their role to be).
As an aside, as a child I did write loads of notes! In the same way I write things down now, I was famous for reading anything I could get my hands on, and I would copy down things that touched and inspired me.
You said: “In the Padgett messages, if you noticed, the celestial spirits remember conversations word-for-word and that means that god’s truth is that we can remember everything and if we believe that we will forget if we don’t write it down then we are sinning and are not in truth because it a choice to act in fear and that damages the soul and it is also the avoidance or possible condemnation of your own soul. One reason why we forget things is because we don’t value or find specific things important so we don’t put much attention to it and that’s one reason why we forget things.”
My Response: The reason we forget things is always because of an emotion of error in our soul – this might include a lack of value, fear or a host of other false beliefs or emotions specific to a certain topic. Until the error is removed, it will be impossible for us to permanently retain the truth emotionally on any given matter.
You said: “So if we are forgetting some profound discovery in self examination we do not find it important to grow our soul and to become closer to being at one with god. It is profound and exiting events also in our life that stick in our memories and so feeling the discoveries vs intellectually write them down helps us to remember specifics. In addition, if we are taking notes we are not being god reliant either because we are not trusting or believing that we can process the truth we discovered in the moment, and that is an opportunity lost forever and means that in that moment we would rather suffer than heal. The reason why we want to delay progression when it is convenient is always fear. “
My Response: I have shared many truths with you in these letters; yet it’s highly unlikely that you have processed any of it emotionally while reading. In fact, given that still have blocks to many things I’m talking about, I think it would be impossible for you to process it all right now. This doesn’t mean that our communication is wasted, or an opportunity lost. On the contrary, many times when truth has been presented to me in a blocked stated, however I have used my reasoning to see the logic in what is being pointed out to me. I have then begun the process of challenging and releasing the error from me – using whatever tools will assist me. I see this as seizing an opportunity, not missing one.
We are only capable of processing EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME once ALL error leaves us.
While error is within us, it is physically impossible to process everything as it happens. That applies to a child as much as it does to an adult. At this time, children still absorb error through the incarnation process.
Only once we are at-one with God, we will be able to remain in a state of emotional openness, and connection at all times. In this state we will process everything as it happens. Until such a time, we will need to use other tools at our disposal as we engage our will towards the goal of at-onement.
You said: We may think that we’re being clever and intelligent to schedule our processing but we are only fooling ourselves if we do that and we’ll never become at one with god if we do that.
My Response: I have never encouraged “scheduling” processing, and it’s not something I would ever recommend.
You said: “Mary, I feel the reason why you would rather write and be connected to words is because you have fear and are avoiding your injuries because of the fear. Once you overcome these fears (fear disconnect us from our memories) you will become less and less connected to the word and start emotional processing vs note taking. I feel that the reasons you give for why you value notes is choosing to live in fear. If Jesus is taking notes then he will never become at one with god until he stops and does it the way god set it up for us to progress. This concept is kind of a paradox, isn’t it? “
My Response: As I write I do not write from a place of fear “Oh no, I have to write this down or else I’ll forget!” I write in gratitude, and wonder at what has been spoken. “Oh wow, this is touches me”. Often writing connects me to my emotions, so I see it as a tool, as a way to support my process, not to take the place of it.
Actually the Truth is the reverse of what you state – once Jesus is at-one with God, then he will never take notes again. Until that time he will need to use whatever tools he finds useful to help him access his error. This may include taking notes.
When there is no error or block on a certain issue he will process the truth in the moment – until then he is working at releasing error.
AngelicEarthProject – as always, I enjoy the opportunity to clarify issues of God’s Truth however this is the last comment of yours that I will publish until you are willing to openly state who you are. If you truly loved your brothers and sisters you would never remain anonymous in your interactions with them.
Also, as with all comments made here, I reserve my option to not publish things that I feel are derogatory towards myself or others. I am always open to respectful debate and discussion but I feel your last comment here was very borderline – in that I feel it expressed a great deal of judgement and impatience with others who are interested in the Divine Truth.
a musician, a componist writes down music notes, creating a melody, a symphony …
a painter uses colors on a canvas, creating inter-dimensional visions
a poet uses words, creating compositions with rhythm and beauty
a writer writes stories that inspire dreams
a teacher makes notes
they all do live their passion, they get inspired, it is shared, not held back
writing things down can be an action of creativity, it doesn’t have to mean it is a matter of the intellect
why making such a big deal of ‘writing things down’
maybe it is U who is intellectualizing it bit too far
we aren’t celestial beings….yet
we are humans with soul conditions, or a soul with human condition ( i’m not gonna intellectualize it )
it was interesting to read your point of view
sorry if i sound blunt, english is not my native language.
I would love to keep reading them on your blog in the future, Mary! Thank you for this post.
Definitely keep sharing, Mary. “Love is knowing you can leave anytime- but wanting to stay anyway”…just answered my prayer. Your marginal scribblings are most welcomed. This may be a strange metaphor, but I liken my experience of Jesus’s Truth talks to bathing…a shower….the water pours over your head, saturates your hair/head (mind) and runs down your body to disappear ever so quickly- how much water does one really absorb before it drains away. A bath on the other hand, one can take their time, savour the water, play in the water, be surrounded and nourished, self reflective and if your willing to soak long enough, become “pruney” with absorption. I always giggle when I reach “pruney” stage- my body has had it’s fill. I long for the day when I can soak long enough in the “Bath of Truth”, to giggle at the feeling of my “pruney” soul’s fill, without having wasted a drop!
Thank you for sharing the gifts you receive, with us.
🙂 Paige, I love the image of a ‘Truth Bath’ – won’t it be great when we’re so wide open that life feels like we are swimming around, absorbing Truths (and grieving errors) all day long?
Yes I appreciate your quotes, very helpful, thank you.
Yes !! Mary , thank you for sharing .. all of your sharing help immensely … like light that breaks thru the darkness (see – you aren’t the only one who gets all flowery & pomp !) I’ve also often wondered what it must be like to live with Jesus … how he never turns off … is always in truth … & bcuz he knows it is loving is always dropping God’s pearls of wisdom … kind of like living with Bob Dylan … only way better !!
I appreciate your sharing the quotes that touch you in any given moment. I appreciate hearing both your voice and Jesus’s voice. I hear and feel Truth is each. You opened by speaking of a road with deep pot holes of doubt and self-deception and I feel the moved and opened by the truth of that.
I certainly appreciate and value all quotes, comments and reflections you would like to give! Lots of love
Oh as you mention Mary there are those moments, when we really listen and the truth strikes our soul, the first quote really got to me; and this too: “what, really? Love isn’t about obligation? duty? sacrifice? All that ‘love’ that made me feel guilty, and came conditionally – that wasn’t love?”
The later helps me to see that I am at the point of choosing which love I want and which love I cherish, thanks for taking time to share this, x Lena
Lena, you are always so thoughtful with your replies – thank-you for joining in.
Dearest Mary, Thank you for sharing these gems from Jesus. I have read them several times and have a desire to discuss them with our local study group. There have been many things that you and Jesus have said that have started a soul-quake in me. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.
Thank-you Barb. Lovely to hear your voice here.
It is always helpful for me Mary. Thank you for sharing. I wake up to your posts, or Jesus’ quotes and they shape my day as I explore them with a knowing that they are applicable to me because I am reading them! This is the gift of the Law of Attraction! Thank you again. xo
Often on reading the notes I have written of the truths that Jesus and also you Mary have shared, I feel inspired or a question I have been asking is answered. Thank you for sharing more of these Truths.
Yes please Mary. They brought tears to my eyes. Also ” Jesus taught me that if I say it how it is with love, and without pressure for people to agree, or any desire for them to change, then I give a gift.” I just love that. So many words of wisdom so yes please share them. I am ever grateful.
With Love, Lizzi x
keep them coming Mary they are full of heart and soul. thankyou Jesus for saying them, Thank you Mary for sharing and posting them. Denise
Oh no write them down ..I do . they take me back to times when I really ‘got’ it and heard it with my heart and soul instead of just hearing it with my ears/head. . Sometimes i think we need to hear things a few times to knock on the door and then our soul eventually opens the door . So please keep writing them down. The more we share our openings the more share the key to opening others’ doors
I am learning to appreciate the power of “writing stuff down”, although, quite often, there is more information coming in than I feel I want to spend my time writing. So when I do write, I write to God…and when I do this, I have found it to be a great indication of my progress, my prayers being answered, another confirmation to grow my faith in God, and in this process. This enables me the ability to self reflect, to realise the amazing power of prayer, desire & love gifted to me, to recognize when my prayers have been heard…and answered, and to realise, that I am loved by God. ❤
If you wish to share the truth you recieve, I would be happy to reflect upon it also.
I feel I often do not ‘get’ the Truth’s presented to me. But I love that you and Jesus keep on giving them (I have many ‘notes in the margins’ that I re visit, smile).
I feel grateful for the truths and thoughts that you and Jesus share as they are where I seek and re visit when I am so lost that I find it hard to connect to God, My Spirit Guides, anything positive or even remind myself of intellectual truths I have been told.
I feel I have so many gifts of Truth from you guys that have yet to sit firmly in my heart. I often wish I was different and more open, but the truth is I am resistant and so often just intellectually loving these gifts, lacking the courage to dive in and just live them wholeheartedly and fully.
(It keeps popping into my head about what does this truly mean to be open wide and live wholeheartedly. I suppose that until the desire to have an open heart is genuine this will be a challenge to personally know, smile, and I am quite capable of finding out for myself hey, smile. I want the ‘arm chair’ version so often.)
I suppose I am thinking that ‘yes’ I love you sharing your discoveries and the gift of Jesus’ words and teachings, but I also realise in myself that I am not sponging them up or living them wholeheartedly every time they are given and I see how much resistance is in me to living the gifts and maybe that means that it doesn’t work to tell me? (to be honest there is also a fear that you may stop sharing these gems and then what would I do?)
On the flip side of this fear – God’s Law of Attraction is showing me often at the moment that I do have God with me always and so intellectually at least now I know that yes I always have a beautiful friend who hears and loves me even if I don’t reciprocate that back… And this friend can tell me EVERYTHING I need to know if I am open to him/her. I don’t believe that yet in my heart but I am thinking about that heaps.
I hope that your ‘scribblings’ keep making it to your blog Mary, and yet I also see in myself what you say in this blog.
My love to you my wonderful, humble friend,
Hi Mary yes please keep those quotes coming, the one about love knows that you can leave but choosing to stay had me undone. I have a book full of Jesus (and Mary) quotes, I open it up randomly and take that on board as a reflection for the day. Your love for your soul mate is inspirational, touching and so obviously genuine and helps me open up my own deep longing for mine.
I feel a great love for both of you, want to thank you for all that you take the time to share with us with such patience, care and love. I shudder to think what my life might look like without these most precious truths.
You are so Lucky// in my perception//,,,,i wish i wish then again i wish….
Why are we so aboundent , left out , so alone with ourselfs……who are we, why our we here…where ever where our??? Please HELP…………………………..xx
Thank you so much for sharing. I have always written things down that either you or Aj have said in your talks. That seems to be the way that i get it. What you said about it being a post-it note on your soul sums it up perfectly
for me. Also after writing truths down I recall them easily to be able to share with others.And thank you for sharing what AJ shared about no need to dress up the truth to convince people. I do this when i am sharing with people who have little knowledge of the truth about God and Love. I did exactly that a couple of days ago when a friend said about the guy who lives out Kingaroy way and says he is Jesus and its a cult. I could feel myself in justification. Whoa!!!!!!. Not good. The simple direct truth I can see now that is all. And let that soul ask questions, isthats what AJ does in his talks. I have recently remembered a quote you gave in your opening to God workshop and re- read it and it has inspired me to step into my desires and passions with faith and trust. Thank you Mary
my love and gratitude,
“What do you think – does it work to tell you too? Or should I just keep scribbling this stuff in my margins, saving it up for some other purpose?”
I feel if i hear or experience something that feels so loving i cant help but share it. (i dont know if this is loving in how i deliver it) It feels natural to want to gift these words. I have troubles with writing on my own blog should i share this? Will it be a gift to others? It feels selfish to keep them to myself though. I am not perfect yet does this mean i have nothing good to share? If i feel what i was sharing was loving why am i asking this question, self worth? I am asking these to myself at the moment. I am finding more and more that love is gifting it outwards not keeping it inside ready for later. Maybe taking the risk is better than not taking it at all.
I personaly feel what makes me come back to your blog is your words and feelings and if you share Jesus’s words that moved you, i feel that and it tends to move me too.
I do feel writing things out can be a big step in admitting to self about inner soul issues and writing it down on paper is like an action towards getting it out and a desire to start to confront it.
I am not going to tell you if i feel you should write Jesus quotes or not, it is up to you totaly. It just feels so natural to share these things from wise wonderful people and it feels loving. What other purpose did you have in mind? hehe 🙂
Mary I’m a definite YES YES YES. “Quite honestly, I question how we all don’t just sit down and listen.. really listen.. to him more.” Sometimes I realise how much better it would be to fully realise one perfect truth about God than gobbling up loads of stuff but never really getting it in my heart. I think I’ve said this before but re-listening to a talk after a while always amazes me in what I hear the second and third time around. Worth contemplating what it means to really “hear” something.
I found the quotes to be very beneficial. The first one has stirred up alot of emotion for me so please keep them coming!
I think the quotes are awesome! Thanks a lot Mary. Please keep sending them on. I think some times inspirational quotes are seemingly “been there, done that” when we first hear them, but as you mention, sometimes they don’t sink in at that moment – but later…whoa, it’s hits you! Truths are truths, whether we’ve heard them before or not -what matters is, are we listening? You guys are awesome. Most grateful!
Since this is your blog, you love your soulmate, and cherish him as you do your personal growth, it feels right that the world needs to know about this relationship that exists and can for all of us. It feels as if since your relationship with him is growing in love, and you are learning more and more about your true self, it would only be natural for you to write more about this passion. Super great quotes included. 🙂
How many times in my life I stayed cuz I thought I was being loving…and actually did it out of addiction, that I was actually harming, the other and myself, instead of letting go and feeling; this is what the first quote immediately brought up for me. To remain in love always, a feat I have yet to conquer, but reminders like these are a gift and appreciated. I realized that staying in love, and not leaving, doesn’t always mean physically.
What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more!
(still getting rid of my false beliefs) 🙂
i so appreciate all that you share. you have been such an inspiration to me. i often wonder how it must be to live with jesus and your beautiful, heart felt posts give me a glimpse of not only your life with him but how powerful a soul mate relationship can be. it gives me hope about growing my soul and attracting my soul mate. so yes, please, continue sharing quotes from your beautiful soul mate.
in deep gratitude,
Thank you for sharing and please continue to do so as it will always be welcomed:) The part about giving the “gift” of truth really resonates with what I am going through now at soul level. We don’t give simple, honest truth enough credit but it is most loving and powerful. It seems like the most terrifying process and takes courage and humility to state what we truly feel. It opens tremendous potential for healing. Thank you Mary and much love to you and your man:)
Yes Mary, please include them. I like your voice and perspective.
ps: I scribble notes from the audios and videos on my master drawings. On envelopes, on sticky notes.
Yes Mary, keep scribbling away in those margins, but please please keep sending them out too – they absolutely work for me! I need to hear these things many times, and for myself, there’s something about the very act of writing them down that always helps.
I have to say that the quotes and so much else in this post brought tears and started somewhat of a ‘soul-quake’ in me as I read what you shared.
” Jesus taught me that if I say it how it is with love, and without pressure for people to agree, or any desire for them to change, then I give a gift”…. this so touched me … and about God’s Truth never needing embellishment… and the times I’ve thought I needed to add my bits to make it more palatable and acceptable..
‘Your man’ literally takes my breath away too – and I too question how I “don’t just sit down and listen.. really listen.. to him more” ..
You write: ” I see people get thrown off by his laid back nature, or the lack of polish or fancy prose in his delivery. He’s fun, he doesn’t put on airs and graces, and he doesn’t demand anything from his listener.”..
For myself – having heard/seen many so-called ‘accomplished’, ‘polished’ speakers, over the years – give me this “guy who just loves God” any day! It’s his very lack of airs and graces, posturing or ‘fancy prose’ that are amongst the things I love about him – not to mention the Love and Truth that simply shines through!… and yes he says great things to boot..
And Mary, your own thoughts and your own take on all that Jesus shares so inspires and touches me. Please keep them coming!
Much love, Angela Day
Dearest Mary, You are a real treasure and your willingness to lovingly share your journey, so much appreciated. I was reflecting on your Love Notes to-day and they reminded me of some deep truths I am exploring. I have recently been delving into my many books of notes taken in yours & Jesus’ presence & I am realising just how often I have missed the wisdom given in that moment or have rolled into the emotional equilibium trap! I have also become aware that the meaning & understanding I got at the time, that is if it didn’t go through to the keeper ( oh my!) has now often changed for me on rereading & feeling into the message.It’s as though there are layers of meaning in a simple statement & I can only relate perhaps to the 1st or possibly 2nd layer in that moment when it is given. Months & even a year or two later the emotion now feels more raw & exposed, even more real……some old messages jump off the page at me & say ” feel my truth, it’s not so dark or fearful as you once thought”.
A biggie for me is I still like to speak the truth ” dressed in softer, prettier, kinder ways”, smile, & afterwards when I reflect on how much I water down truth to make myself accepted, it feels so yucky & unloving to the other person.I also have a desire for them to change so it is very clear that it’s myself that needs to change, Big Time!
Thank you for your scribblings,Mary….. they stir my heart and my deep desire to “keep on keeping on”, trusting that one day I will shine a little brighter and Love at all times, as God intended.
Much love to you both, you are such a Gift to one & all,
Hi Mary. I love what you are creating here, the way you write is quite beautiful. You and Jesus are both very special to me and many other. The more i hear, read, see. The more i feel soon after.
I have found that my moving (Slow moving) to God. is enhanced and inspired by everything around me and i thank you both greatly for this and i am so happy that my soul wanted it enough to attract this.
The sentence “if I say it how it is with love, and without pressure for people to agree, or any desire for them to change, then I give a gift” entered me right on spot in my present life situation and attraction!! I realize that I am getting reactive, arrogant and self-important when I feel criticised and questioned, that is scared and missing feeling and explore the fear. And love just disapear out of the window! And I miss being a model for Divine Truth but is a model of the opposite! A humbling insight! I pray that I will remember this and do better next time. So thank you again for your sharing – it is helping me a lot. Lots of love
I thank you for sharing. Keep writing about your journey as I am sure it inspires others, as I for one am grateful for your messages.
During my own journey I have noticed that when I am connected to God and I feel truth and love flowing through into my soul I find it difficult to describe the experience with words, they can only come close to what I feel……Alas I am not connected 24/7 and it is at those times that I ask for help, in those moments of resistance and fear, the answer comes in the best way possible to help me re-connect again – if I have courage. Many times it has been due to something I or someone else wrote down to reflect on later, so please continue to share your gift with others.
I may fall off of the path and live in my fears most of the time, however, it is Love that reminds me to get up, dust myself off and continue on this beautiful journey… the only way to God.
My journey may not take the easiest route but at least it is a path….my unique path, boulders and all. 🙂
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