Before I begin, Jesus and I want to send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to donate in appreciation for the teachings of Divine Truth. We appreciate you very much and we continue to work on ourselves, our relationship with each other and our relationship with God, so that we can be become better and better examples of what it means to live in harmony with God’s Love, Truth and Laws.
I also want to say ‘Hi’ and thanks to those of you who send us little notes of appreciation or well wishes via the post or email. I’m sorry that we don’t have time to respond to you personally (or sometimes even to check all our emails these days) but we love you and look forward to a time when we can meet you in person for the first time or catch up with old friends.
Now onto what we did in December…
Three Saturdays of every month, Jesus continues to present material on ‘How Progress Occurs’ to the current probation volunteers, volunteers and members of God’s Way Ltd.
Eloisa Sparks leads a small team to convert our living room into a venue each Saturday.
Everyone has lunch together in the small space.
The theme for talks in December focused on seeking forgiveness from God and the workings of compensation.
Most Saturdays we also hear from a group of spirits who have questions about the material being presented.
Kate and Jesus continue to work on the website upgrade each week. A lot has been achieved already. Now they are onto building the database which will allow all Divine Truth and God’s Way data to be searchable. It’s a task that is taking a lot of thinking and problem solving as they try to work out solutions for categorizing, storing, coding and then searching a wide variety of data that will expand over time.
Server Building & Repair, Internet Sharing of Divine Truth Material
As a shared in a previous update, the current methods we use to share Divine Truth teachings include live events, our website, our synchronization servers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and videos via YouTube. To enable this sharing, we store all publicly accessible data on servers in Australia, Canada, and the USA, but only the Canadian servers currently allow public connections. The USA servers are used in the important role as a portal or an intermediate store to send and receive data securely between Australia and the rest of the world.
When Hurricane Ian impacted Florida late last year, the home of Eugene Mindel, who houses our USA servers was impacted. Thanks to donations from many of you, we were able to have the servers shipped back to Australia. They were received in December and Jesus was able to pull them apart to assess them for damage. Aside from requiring a good clean, they were still in working order which is great news.
In December, Jesus and I visited a location in Australia which may be able to offer us similar data storage and internet sharing services to that of our current Canadian and USA servers. There are various benefits to having our main data store here in Australia. Investigations are still underway. However Jesus has begun building some new servers which can be used if this option eventuates.
He has also been working on building/re configuring servers for use in our new home studio set up. These servers will run more quietly than our other serves (since they will sit in on our desk while we work and record). They will also have the capacity needed for video editing live streaming (if we are able to secure a home internet set up which will allow for live stream speeds).
Studio Clear Out
A small team of volunteers continue to work with Jesus & I on clearing out our studio ready for new audience presentations.
In December, volunteers worked on creating an inventory of all technical and ancillary equipment owned by Divine Truth Pty Ltd. I worked on some minutes and reporting needed for God’s Way Ltd.
Within the God’s Way Ltd organisation Eloisa Sparks and I manage volunteers to work on various environmental recovery projects.
Toward the end of the year, upon Jesus’ suggestion, we implemented a new work flow for Saturday volunteers. Each Saturday volunteer has now been assigned their own small plot of land. The volunteer is responsible for the management of invasive species on that plot as well as, in the long term, regeneration of the native environment.
In December, volunteers also worked on seeding in the terraces, removal of invasive species on all God’s Way Ltd properties, various other land recovery tasks and cleaning and maintenance tasks.
Invasive Species Management
Other Volunteer Works
Under Jesus’ planning and direction, works continue on completion of the Caretakers’ property owned by God’s Way Ltd.
In December, Cornelius and other volunteers worked on the pathways and landscaping around the house. Works also continued on driveway drainage and water management.
End of Year Party
At the end of each year, Jesus and I like to host a party for the people we have worked with us throughout the year in Divine Truth, God’s Way and the local community.
This year we were fortunate to have some of our volunteers step forward and say that they would like to assist with the planning and execution. Thank you to those people! Special thanks to Rahni and Phoebe who led the planning and Diane who took photographs of everyone on the day.
Along with spiritual discussions we had a few fun games. One game was to try to guess people based on their baby or childhood photos. Everyone took it pretty seriously!
Everyone looked even more beautiful than usual.
Things went on until very late/early the next morning.
And that’s all for us this month. We wish you a wonderful 2023, full of personal discovery and opening to God.
God’s Way Ltd held their annual general meeting in November. You can read the annual report on the God’s Way website soon.
Gods Way Volunteer Days
Check out our beautiful God’s Way Ltd volunteers, probation volunteers, and Jesus and I in action as managers.
Environment & Environment Projects
The local areas is looking beautiful after some lovely rainfall over the past few years combined with the environmental projects we have underway.
Divine Truth Studio & Production Work
The studio is still undergoing a major overhaul . A lot of old equipment is being cleared out, less used items are being catalogued and stored. You can also see pictures below of our new stands for sound suppression boards being put together. These stands will enable the suppression boards to be free standing at various locations around the studio when there is an audience in attendance.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous updates, Jesus has been presenting a series of talks for participants at God’s Way Ltd Saturday volunteer days. He has been speaking on the topic of ‘How Progress Occurs’ and more recently we have been discussing a Padgett Message from Ann Rollins on the topic of forgiveness.
So that is a little of what we’ve been up to this past month or so.
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are doing well in following your passions and desires in harmony with love and that, in response to your heart’s longings, you are feeling God’s personal and ever present love for you.
Welcome to another update from Jesus and I. I’ve been thinking about how to bring you more regular updates. Looking back on the blog for the past few years I have been averaging one or two updates throughout the year. The reality is Jesus and I always have so much going on that when I sit down to write it feels that I have a lot to explain. That means I have to set aside a large chunk of time to write an update.
Jesus and I always give a lot of detail in our updates, including explaining the technical ins and outs of what we do. We share this for two reasons. The first is that we always put a lot of thought and research into what we do technically so that what we create is sustainable, high quality and the best use of the donations we receive. So many people in the world have emotional blocks to technology, and thus it is easy for them to underestimate what goes into our production and also the thoroughness and care Jesus takes when planning, implementing and sharing video and audio recordings of our events. I like to share so that people can have appreciation for these efforts.
The second reason I go to some lengths to share about our technical set up is that we live in a world that is addicted to, and reliant on, technological devices and the internet for many day to day conveniences and processes. Yet, most people have no idea how any of that works.
Using but not understanding the ‘behind the scenes’ technology, effort and/or ingenuity that enable the conveniences of our modern life is a major deficit in love that causes dependency, demands, entitlement, addiction and rage. I feel it is an act of love to share the limited amount I understand with you, that way I am not furthering the injured emotions associated with humans using, but not appreciating, technology.
So, with the desire to help you appreciate the scope of what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ technologically and in other ways, I seem bound to continue writing lengthy posts (smile). However I have come up with a few ideas.
My first idea is to create a ‘photo essay’ once a month that will be a pictorial insight into our activities without too much text. Then two or three times a year I can write long updates on how our projects are progressing.
Secondly, I will create a few static pages that I can refer to during blog posts which will contain some background information on each project I reference. That way I don’t have to ‘repeat explain’ each time I write an update.
And thirdly, to help you navigate long updates, I’ll place a summary of the headings at the top of the post (see below) as jump links so that you can click on a heading and jump to that section of the post. I hope that all of this helps you to stay more connected with our activities!
The past eight months have continued to be very busy. We feel an urgency to establish regular sharing of Divine Truth material again and we are both aware of the importance of making personal progress in our relationship with God and each other.
So while we have a lot of competing demands on our time, we have attempted to make some changes to how we use it. Over the past few years, Jesus in particular, but also myself, have spent a significant amount of time working on projects and management of the God’s Way Ltd organisation.
Aside from Eloisa, there is no one else who is really committed on a day to day level to helping God’s Way Ltd achieve its aims and so rather than see the company stagnate, Jesus (and I) have been happy to spend time assisting Eloisa and others to learn about running a company in harmony with God’s Principles. However the production and sharing of Divine Truth material with the world has suffered because of our involvement in God’s Way projects and management.
At the start of 2022, the current members of God’s Way Ltd (Jesus & I, Cornelius, Eloisa & Catherine) made the decision to cut back God’s Way Ltd activities as much as possible and focus on re-establishing the means for Jesus and I to be able to share Divine Truth material easily and regularly.
Since then Cornelius has been assisting Jesus with the various physical and technical repairs, upgrades, and requirements needed to establish a reliable internet link (more on this below), repair faulty air conditioners, and design and construct alterations in the studio which will allow for a small audience to be present during recordings.
Eloisa and I have been working on clearing out the studio so that it can be rewired for the new recording set up and have tried to take over the day to day management of God’s Way Ltd projects and volunteer days as much as possible.
It feels good to be working towards our passion for sharing once again. Of course, we still managed to do a lot of other things during the months since my last update (March to October 2022). Below I’ll give you updates on everything we’ve been working on.
Our Thanks & A Note on Donations
Before I start however, Jesus and I would like to thank you for your donations. We’re glad that you find what we share to be of benefit, and that you wish to help us continue sharing information free of charge.
I know that some of you also share our vision that everyone on Earth has the chance to at least hear God’s Truth once and know of its existence. That way if they decide that they want to pursue a relationship with God they know that they can learn how to do that. Your donations go towards this common aim.
Donations from outside of Australia
On the subject of donations we do notice that around two thirds of what we receive comes from people in Australia. In some ways I understand this, in that having a personal interaction which upholds the teachings of Divine Truth is extremely impactful. It is often the difference between a person hearing words (and thinking they understand them) via the internet and the experience of feeling what those words mean when applied to day to day life and relationships. Donations often arise from a person’s gratitude at having these new understandings.
Meeting Jesus never fails to make an impact on a sincere person. It helps them to see and understand their ‘blindspots’, their façade, their arrogant self-image, their lack of self-assessment, morality and ethics, and the lack of soul understanding of what they intellectually believe they know. It heightens an understanding of what love is, and how love is lived.
Our efforts to improve our internet connection this year will hopefully increase the opportunities for people living outside of Australia to have some of those ‘in person’ interactions albeit digitally via the internet.
We hope to use two means to do that. The first is having regular studio sessions that are available on line that anyone in the world can view as they occur, and a booking system allowing up to 30 people to attend each session in person in our studio. The second is to allow personal involvement in our interviews and public interactions.
With that in mind, it is interesting that the people who would like to see us more and to hear from us via the internet are not generally the people donating to make that possible. We are thankful to our Australian donors for helping your international peers to have more access to Divine Truth ‘in person’.
Cheques from banks outside of Australia
We can no longer receive donations via international cheque. This is because our bank in Australia will no longer process them. Thank you to everyone who has donated to us via cheque in the past. It has always been a lengthy process at the bank to deposit international funds via cheques (checks USA, 30-40 minutes each time) so I suspect that this is why Commbank in Australia has opted to no longer receive and deposit cheques from banks outside of Australia.
Divine Truth Sharing & Production
We love sharing Divine Truth. It brings us joy and it has the power to benefit others. There are still so many matters and truths that we have not had a chance to discuss with you yet.
As I mentioned in my previous post about Divine Truth servers overseas, we are working towards sharing not only new material but also to find new ways to share the material already presented.
These ‘new ways’ are all aimed at making the data already presented easier to access. They include;
Finding a video hosting/streaming site which can stream videos ad free and that does not respond to the complaints of a few bigoted individuals, and
Redesigning our website to allow for all data to be searchable, and
Developing our own video hosting/streaming servers so that we are not dependent on the Terms of Service from video hosting companies
All of these projects are still ongoing. Rest assured that I will update you as soon as we have these in place.
What is required in order to share Divine Truth
Sharing Divine Truth involves a number of basic steps:
Attaining the development to receive truth from God and to share it in a humble manner
Presenting the material to a public audience or recording it in our studio
For a studio recording this includes regular maintenance, of camera and recording equipment, firmware updates, battery charging, set up and operation of all audio visual equipment; server updates, virtual machine updates; keeping the studio in a clean and ‘ready to use’ manner
For a live event this involves finding a venue, managing bookings if seating is limited, set up at venue (including audio visual equipment, seating, speakers etc). All of the equipment must have software and firmware updates prior to the event, batteries must be charged etc. Following the event, everything must be packed up and transported back to Wilkesdale where equipment needs to be set up again for use in our studio
Editing the audio, video, and written documents
This takes time, concentration and dedication to high quality recordings which allow the viewer/listener to relax into the material rather than be distracted by extraneous noise or poor image quality.
It requires some spiritual development so that the edited material is not changed in thought or suggestion from the original event.
It also requires the maintenance of the necessary hardware (equipment and computers) required to do this work, keeping software up to date, and the studio work space clean and tidy.
Uploading material onto a sharing platform
This entails careful and methodical labeling of the files, sending it overseas for upload onto Divine Truth servers which not only serve but back up the data; the creation of thumbnails, descriptions and keywords for each presentation; care and time taken to ensure that the files are uploaded properly and are accessible to the public without comments etc.
Over the past few years, we have been without volunteers to assist in any of those steps. So, Jesus and I currently perform (or would perform) these tasks if we had the time! At the moment, 80% of our last Assistance Group remains unedited because we have been busy with other projects.
Production Team Limitations
A great limitation remains that we have no production team locally that could assist us with the set up for recordings and the post production editing and sharing of audio and video materials.
At the moment we aren’t producing any new material aside from a series of talks Jesus has been presenting to the group on God’s Way Ltd volunteer days. This series is called “How Progress Occurs” and I share more about that below. Once we have the studio back up and running however we will start regular recordings again, and potentially also live stream those events, and would benefit greatly from a small (or large) team of committed individuals who wish to assist us.
As I have written before we have a number of pre requisites for those who wish to assist:
Humble enough to listen and follow direct instructions
Approach tasks with an attitude of self responsibility
Able to carefully, methodically and thoroughly complete tasks
Personally and passionately desire to live in harmony with God’s Laws and Principles
Willing to be financially supported only by receiving gifts
Willing to live locally
Have good technical experience and knowledge, or can be easily taught, or desire to teach themselves
If you haven’t received a reply to your offer to help it is because the pre requirements have not been met.
In particular, if you live interstate or internationally:
We cannot train you in person
We don’t have the internet capacity to share the data over the internet that you would need to work on
You have most likely never received direct feedback in harmony with Divine Truth. Until you receive feedback and respond to it sincerely and humbly, there is little point training you.
So while we thank you for your offer, we cannot work with you at this time.
If you do live locally or are visiting, we require people interested in helping out in Divine Truth to first participate in a number of God’s Way Ltd volunteer days. We find that the God’s Way Ltd volunteer days help us and the participants themselves to see whether or not they meet the spiritual and emotional requirements for working on Divine Truth production.
Ideas for streaming Divine Truth video in the future
As I mentioned in my last post, once Gene has a new or repaired home, we will be sending him some new servers to replace the our USA Divine Truth servers that may have been damaged during the hurricane.
We hope the servers we send to him will also be a trial for a new video streaming service that we would like to implement so that viewers are not reliant on YouTube to watch our videos anymore.
As most of you are aware, YouTube has now started to add advertising to all our videos. We do not gain revenue from YouTube now, and do not wish in the future to gain revenue from any video streaming service, and we certainly don’t want any advertising on any of our sites.
Listening to spiritual material that is interrupted by advertising all of the time is a major impediment to learning and comprehending God’s Truth. Also, it is unethical for any individual or business to earn an income from our free provision of Divine Truth material, or truth that we present generally.
We are happy to pay for resources to share our material, but the Terms of Service (TOS) and conditions of use that all video streaming/hosting companies have, whether a paid or free service, result in many operational and ethical concerns for us.
TOS and conditions of use not only come into play when companies reserve the right to add advertising to our videos, they also impact us when complaints are received by the hosting company about Divine Truth videos. Often those complaints come from angry Christian sources, or from angry family members who do not want their relatives to be able to access our videos freely, or from people who have attended our events with the agreement that we can use their image and words forever, but who later become upset or angry with what has been said to them.
Angry complainants often attempt an internet take down of our material, which results in our having to engage a formal process with the hosting company to resolve the issue and in some cases the companies are prepared to immediately revoke our account without any due process or evidence being presented. We have noticed that very few angry complaints need to be received before companies remove accounts without any discussion or without any evidence of wrongdoing on our part.
So Jesus has been working on a video streaming system, based upon open source free software, which we can install on our servers, that would give us total control over our video streaming services. It will also allow for new servers to be added to a network of servers as streaming bandwidth requirements increase.
This video streaming system will eventually allow anyone with a Linux server to add it to the internet via a 1gbit/sec+ fixed IP connection, setup a trusted connection with our servers, and host streaming of Divine Truth videos. Using this platform we hope to set up a number of servers worldwide which communicate with each other to stream Divine Truth videos ad-free and cost-free to anyone in the world, and also allow syncing Divine Truth videos from those locations to your own local copy of Divine Truth material.
Any of you who listen to Divine Truth who have enough technical skills can also add your own server to the same network, creating a community of servers which share Divine Truth material free of charge worldwide. I will share more about this once it is all up and running.
Internet Connection Upgrade
Because editing Divine Truth recordings is time consuming and our time is limited this year we have focussed on trying to find an internet solution that would allow us to give live online presentations. This would enable us to share Truth widely without time delays entailed with editing material.
To this end Jesus has been working consistently for over a year to try and find an internet solution which will provide us with a low latency, high bandwidth internet connection.
Such a connection would allow us to:
complete live stream presentations
record and share live interviews and personal feedback sessions
cease rental of one of our two overseas servers currently used for data sharing (sync service etc), that is, our Canadian server which we rent for a monthly cost of $350 USD.
It would also create the potential for remote video and audio editing. That is, that raw data could remain stored here in Wilkesdale and a sincerewell trained person in another location could access the data via internet link to edit Divine Truth audio and video files.
Below is a list of all of the options we have trialled in order to improve the internet connection. Until this moment, none have been satisfactory however we will continue to work on readying the studio and our home spaces for live internet interactions as Jesus seeks a long term solution.
Trials we have currently completed:
Starlink promised high speed connections via low orbiting satellites. While we had high hopes for this service unfortunately we experience intermittent drop outs in connection when using it. It is becoming more reliable, but it may be some time before it is truly so. Download speed is relatively high at around 160mbit/sec, but the very low upload speeds of around 12mbit/sec, and the unreliability, make it unsuitable for reliable live interactions via the net.
Our long standing internet service has been via a geosynchronous satellite connection. Up until a few years ago it was our only option since we didn’t even have any mobile phone coverage at out home. The satellite installation was provided as part of a government scheme to provide internet coverage to rural and remote areas.
The satellite connection delivers low upload speeds and there is a 700 millisecond connection latency, which results in more than 2.8 second delays in attempted conversions, and 1.2 second delays in download requests to a download occurring, and a very limited bandwidth of 150GB per month. The latency, delays, and the limited bandwidth make it unsuitable for live interactions via the net.
Local 4G Phone Tower Reception
Cornelius and Jesus have tried a number of high gain antennas in attempts to capture and improve 4G LTE reception from local phone towers, which are either a long distance away from our studio (more than 20kms), or we do not have line of sight to them.
After a lot of investigation and the purchase and trial of a number of different high gain antennas (up to 25dB), we have confirmed a number of different problems with 4G LTE services at our location. Shared bandwidth to most local towers is less than 100mbit/sec, which means that all of our local towers are saturated, and the speeds are regularly lower than 5mbit/sec on these links. This means that even if we could capture more signal neither the speed nor bandwidth could be improved.
Fortunately we were able to return some of the very expensive antennas we tried for a refund (minus a restocking fee).
Bonding Data Connections using 4G LTE
Jesus investigated the option of purchasing a number of 4G data connections and combining them into a single signal (bonding them). Bonding in this context means joining a number of individual data connections so that they behave as a single connection to receive and send data via the internet.
Since telecommunications towers locally are all saturated, we found that bonding 4G connections together with a corresponding very large increase in up front costs and annual fees results in hardly any improvement in speed.
Rent or purchase of a home with existing fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection
As all of the options thus far were looking to be quite costly we decided to investigate the possibility of renting a home in another location which had an existing fibre to the premises (FTTP) internet connection. FTTP connections offer high speed and bandwidth but in Australia they usually only exist in large town or city locations.
With this option the plan would be to travel to the rented home that has FTTP connected, and stay for 1-2 weeks per month. During that time we would share live presentations, make other recordings and upload live and edited material. We would then travel home for the remaining fortnight.
While this option had the benefit of a very fast 1gbit/sec internet connection, there were a number of major drawbacks:
Time wasted during travel
Nearest locations with existing fibre to the premises are in Toowoomba, Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast. On average it takes three hours, around 300km, to drive to any of these centres.
Time away limiting input we would have in the God’s Way Ltd organisation
Adding the travel time and the actual time spent away for recording, would mean a major change to how much we could enjoy our quiet home and oversee and participate in the activities and projects we have going on locally with God’s Way Ltd and on our own property.
Current real estate rental and purchase costs in Queensland are high and always increasing as many southerners are moving here following the severe restrictions and cold weather they experienced in southern states during the COVID pandemic. Rental costs for the connection, and the premises would be above $50,000 AUD per annum.
Studio recording and editing equipment would need to be moved between the locations, since we do not have enough funds to have a duplicate setup. This would require days of dismantling and setting up equipment, with the additional wear and tear of travel on the equipment.
Fibre, or a 1gbit/sec connection directly to our Studio
Jesus made contact and had many technical engineering discussions with a number of suppliers who offer the possibility of running fibre connections via overhead power lines, or/and carrier based radio networks (including the installation of 50 metre towers) to our studio. Running fibre overhead is cheaper than laying it in trenches as is commonly done in many parts of the country.
While for a while we were hopeful that this possibility would bear fruit, there were no local locations with existing 1gbit/sec fibre services and so the run proposed would span a distance of some 130 kilometres (80 miles) over undulating terrain making the installation costs over $1 million AUD and the recurring costs over $10,000 AUD per month.
Radio 500mbit/sec connection directly to our Studio
Jesus also investigated a private 500mbit/sec microwave carrier connection to our studio. The costs of doing this are extremely high, since we would need to install two 50 metre towers on different properties owned by God’s Way or Divine Truth, with all of the necessary communications and power requirements. The cost of doing this was also above $1 million AUD.
So, as you can see, we have no real options other than those we already have, or to create an aggregated business Starlink system which will give us no better guarantees with reliability, but potentially better upload speeds. Jesus is currently looking into this.
Of course every investigation so far has cost Jesus a lot of time, and Divine Truth quite a lot of additional funds, for no measurable benefit.
Server Room Repairs
Within the Divine Truth studio is our server room. This room has two racks which contain a total of 12 servers at the moment. Since it is very noisy, it has been sound suppressed, and air-conditioned. This houses the servers which are used to store all current Divine Truth and God’s Way data. We currently have 4 main storage servers which store 4 x 320TB copies of data. We also have 4 main VM servers, which serve our desktops. We also have over 700TB or archived data, which is stored on disks we can load individually.
So when the studio was built, to sound proof it required large amounts of materials and very few windows. It was necessary to install air conditioning both in the data storage area and in the main studio room to keep equipment cool. If equipment overheats in our hot climate, during our recording or editing sessions, it can be damaged and data will be lost.
We have had many ongoing problems with all of the air-conditioning units due to insects, frogs, and gecko lizards. Since we live in a bush setting and we encourage insect, plant and animal life, we have a great abundance insects and reptiles around us. Of course lizards like warm, and frogs like warm and wet, environments. So our air-conditioning units have been a major target as homes. The reptiles get inside the units and fry themselves and short out the circuit boards rendering the boards and air conditioning units useless in the process.
Most recently the air conditioner in the server room has required repairs. The unit was originally poorly installed (by contractors when the studio was originally built) and it has been leaking moisture and part of the wall and roof in the server room has collected water, causing damage.
So Jesus and Cornelius have designed and built shrouds to protect the air conditioners from vermin (which are a work of art), and have also reinstalled the air conditioners to prevent future problems with moisture. All up the project cost more than $20,000 without Jesus and Cornelius’ labour, but now we have a reliable air conditioning system which should last for many years, and which will not break down because of vermin.
Home Office/Studio Improvements
Although our well insulated two bedroom home is very small (less than 84 sqm or 904 sqft) it doubles as a living space for Jesus and I, an office, and a meeting room for up to 25 people at a time. You will see in some future videos how the space is utilized at times.
Our home normally gets very warm in the summer, usually over 38oC (100oF) inside the house during the day, and over 30oC (86oF) at night. For this reason we could not use much technology in our home office, since the workstations and video recording equipment used for streaming, recording and editing would get so hot they would close down. So Jesus and Cornelius installed an air conditioner in our home, to allow more air conditioned office space to be used so people can edit material in our home office while Jesus and I are recording in the studio.
Of course, this air conditioner also had to be protected from vermin using the same methods. All of the vermin proofing of the air conditioning units is now working very well, and the project has been very successful so far. Our server room is back up and running and we now have additional air conditioned office space in the home.
These upgrades allow us to test out a ‘lounge room studio’ set up. We want to use this space to live share and record internet calls for interviews, individual conversations, and personal feedback sessions with people around the world. This design is something we want in the living quarters of the new Function Centre development, so we wanted to setup a trial to see how it would work.
At the moment, Jesus has not completed the virtual machines part of the installation. We had to remove a window, install a new wall, install a new desk with metal frame to take the weight of the equipment, and complete re-wiring the house to get 10gbit/sec network into it, and also to turn our previous home office into a bedroom so that Jesus had somewhere to sleep when he is processing through emotions (which he is doing a lot of at the moment).
I’ll share more photos of the completed renovation in my December update.
Video & Audio Editing
As some of you may remember from a previous update, our editing of the ‘Understanding Sin & It’s Causes’ Assistance Group was halted due to problems we had with our Apple Mac computers breaking down.
We also had many other projects happening and without volunteers to assist with the editing we had many delays in getting back to the project. The audio editing work for Jesus is very tedious so he needed a break anyway!
The new Macs are now all set up with the necessary software, and Jesus is in the process of sorting out a reliable fast connection to them from our servers. When that is done, Jesus and I will be able to begin editing again. This is another job that falls on the shoulders of Jesus however and so I am not sure how much editing we shall actually get done.
I know many of you are keen to watch and listen to the Understanding Sin & Its Causes talks. We will do our best to get them to you, keeping in mind our renewed focus on love of ourselves and the importance of our personal progression.
Website Upgrade & Software Applications
Jesus and Kate continue to work on the Divine Truth website upgrade and the God’s Way Ltd website. As a reminder the new sites will include a consistent refreshed layout, look and feel. They will also offer a search function, which will be a great feature for finding topical information or answers to questions within the wealth of Divine Truth material Jesus and I have already presented.
As I’ve shared before, the aim is for the new website to be fully functional offline. This means that if you have a copy of all Divine Truth digital material and a copy of the website stored offline, the search facilities will be identical to the online copy of the website.
Jesus and Kate have had to work around security design issues with all modern browser software (Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari) but are now progressing with the design and implementation of the new features. When they are complete, they will be very functional, powerful tools to help your spiritual progress, and will greatly reduce the amount of emails we receive from people who cannot find information that is already on the site.
Jesus and Kate have also been working on the design and implementation of some browser based software applications which will make the creation and presentation of new content on both the Divine Truth and God’s Way websites easy for those of us who don’t write computer code. This is an exciting development and it will reduce Jesus’ workload in future.
In addition, Jesus and Kate are working on a number of other in house applications which will assist with standardised file naming and structured folder storage. This greatly reduces in house data inconsistencies and enforces file and folder naming conventions.
God’s Way Projects
Jesus and I remain involved with all God’s Way Ltd projects. Jesus has a project manager role in almost every project. He advises in the planning, purchasing and implementation phases of every project. He was also recently appointed as a director of the board.
I currently have the following roles volunteer management and activity planning, information sharing, and the director role. In addition I plan and manage at least 5 volunteer activity days per month though this will change next month as we reduce our volunteer days to allow for more information sharing activities by current members.
Function Centre Build
Donations & Use of Donations
Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to this project already! We have spoken to some of you privately about redirecting some these funds to pay for the new infrastructure required for us to establish a suitable internet connection for Divine Truth. The reasons for this request are:
We recognise that without regular sharing of God’s Truth via Divine Truth Pty Ltd, God’s Way Ltd cannot flourish.
Unless God’s Way Ltd grows we will not receive sufficient funds to pay for our dream Function Centre
Any Divine Truth internet connection would also be used by God’s Way Ltd to share information
Jesus has continued to refine plans for our Function Centre Development. Images throughout this post display the improved design, but Jesus feels there is still much work to do with the designs to get them right.
It has been good to be in this design process for an extended period as it allows time for us to refine ideas and become very focused on what we feel is important in the proposed development.
We want to create a place that welcomes curious passers by as well as people who are already familiar with God’s Way and attending a planned event.
The latest design offers the following features:
An auditorium which will comfortably seat 150 people
Office space for administrative tasks required by God’s Way and Divine Truth organisations
Office space for video and audio production
Café/ share kitchen
Reception area which includes cubicles for viewing Divine Truth or God’s Way Ltd video and audio
2 classroom/meeting rooms
Presenter ‘green room’
Toilet facilities, including disability toilets
2 parents & children or emotional processing rooms
Roof top area
Ground floor workshop
Over the past few months Jesus has also found the building method that we want to use. This method has many advantages over other methods investigated. The structural building products come from a Scandinavian company called Piekko (https://www.peikko.com.au/), and are available all around the world.
Selecting a building method and materials has been an interesting process. There is no perfect answer on Earth today; since every material has an environmental impact, and many, such as wood, have environmental impacts that are generally not considered in any assessments, but which Jesus and Cornelius always consider. One day we shall present a video about the loving use of building materials, and having a loving assessment of their impact which includes all life. The mono-cultures which produce the raw materials for today’s so-called ‘environmentally sustainable’ building products are one of the main causes of flora and fauna extinctions.
We are planning to build a hard wearing, long lasting, comfortable structure that can be used by future generations so that the impact we have will be spread across time. And our venue will be a place where people can come to learn how to love and repair the damage (spiritual, emotional and physical) that exists on the Earth today.
God’s Way Events
Sharing at Volunteer Days
The God’s Way organisation holds regular volunteer activities. Throughout any given month, probation volunteers and volunteers have the opportunity to sit with Jesus in a relaxed setting and ask questions relating to God’s Principles and how these apply to the work they are doing within God’s Way Ltd. Many hours of great discussion have been spent in this way either in our outside patio, or when that was too cold, inside our home.
Recently I decided that the discussions were too valuable not to be shared with a wider audience and Eloisa and I have begun trying to find audio and video solutions that would enable clear recordings. We do still rely heavily on Jesus’ past training and current input and ideas to get this done. But I am hopeful that we can start to make good recordings.
Of course the limitations to editing audio and video recordings that exist in Divine Truth also apply to God’s Way Ltd. So it is unclear when we will be able to make these discussions public. However if we can capture good recordings then when we have more volunteer editors these can be edited and shared.
Jesus and I continue to focus on our personal progression towards each other and God. I feel it is my great privilege to know the Way to connect with God and to receive Truth and Love in that process. I wish each of you well on your exploration of the possibility of that relationship also.
Jesus is now feeling very confident that he is progressing well, and is receiving a lot of inspiration from God about how the 14 returned souls can make progress until they reach their final goal of demonstrating the soul union condition on earth, and the other goals of leading the human race into peace and harmony. He is going through a lot of physical, emotional and spiritual upheavals and expects he will continue to feel a lot of terror and fear until he makes the necessary adjustments to reach the soul union condition.
The person of Alan John Miller, or AJ as many of you know him, is disappearing into oblivion. AJ is finding that process quite emotionally difficult and distressing at times, and very physically demanding, but he also has a very strong desire to continue. Once he reflects our soul in its full sense, he feels very confident he will be able to greatly assist the others of the 14 to take similar steps much more quickly than he has been able to himself.
He makes most of his progress alone, and we have a house nearby that a friend has provided so that he can work through his emotions without interference from technology or people. He currently spends around half of his time there, and each time he returns, we have long discussions about the future, and about the process he is working through. It is impossible for me to share with you what that process is, since my own understanding of it is very limited at the moment, and Jesus does not have the time to share it while he is going through it.
Since his method of progression is what only one of the 14 who returned will need to go through, there is little reason for Jesus to share publicly what he is going through. He does not know how long this phase will take, but he is very enthusiastic about continuing it now that he has a clear understanding of the process.
As for me, for the past year I have been developing the desire to improve my mediumship abilities and embrace our soul’s nature. I feel more introspective these past six months; challenging myself to look further inward and to have the courage to bring deep seated emotions to the fore. I’ve been examining how parts of me have remained frozen in fear for all the years since I had an awakening to who I am and how much I have resisted being different. I am reflective about this significant injury in me pertaining to, not only the fear of attack, but fears of upholding love and truth in situations that are my responsibility and feeling responsible if people are uncomfortable.
I am eager to have Divine Truth begin sharing new material again and have been enthusiastic about getting the main room of the studio sorted out and ready for filming again. There are so many things to be reorganised and packed up but it has granted me the opportunity to learn more about our technical equipment (Jesus is such a wizard; he can pick up the most obscure screw or cable within in a sea of unrelated gear and immediately identify its purpose!)
I’ve enjoyed my engagement with God’s Way volunteer management. I believe strongly in the positive potentials when people come together with a desire to love, serve and be humble. God’s Way provides opportunities for everyone involved to measure their sincerity to develop or resistance to those three desires.
I have a large update coming to you later today but first, Jesus & I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have donated in response to our recent post about how our international servers, and volunteer Eugene, were impacted by Hurricaine Ian.
Thank you for your donations and offers of gifts to not only Eugene but to Divine Truth in order to us to assist us to reestablish our international servers.
Finally, thank you to those of you who have begun regular (or intermittent) donations to the other individuals who assist us. Your support makes a real difference.
The current methods we use to share Divine Truth teachings include live events, our website, our synchronization servers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and videos via YouTube. To enable this sharing, we store all publicly accessible data on servers in Australia, Canada, and the USA, but only the Canadian servers currently allow public connections. The USA servers are used in the important role as a portal or an intermediate store to send and receive data securely between Australia and the rest of the world.
For nearly 5 years Gene (Eugene) Mindel in the USA has been assisting us by hosting 2 x rackmount dual CPU, 256GB RAM, 10G network, 48TB ZFS RaidZ2 servers 24×7 in his home, along with a permanent 1gbit/sec link to the internet.
Due to the large video file sizes of our Divine Truth video files, we cannot send them or upload them via the internet in Australia. Even our recently installed Starlink, our only unlimited internet connection, averages 10mbit/sec upload, and it fails completely at least 4 times per day. Jesus has examined all of the possible ways to improve this connection, and all of them we are currently unable to do (more about this in my next post).
Our minimum upload is usually 120GB at any one time, and sometimes, due to overseas server breakdown or changeovers etc, we need to upload around 4TB of data. Once God’s Way Ltd begins producing data, the upload requirements will quadruple. A 4TB upload would take 890 hours or more from our location (assuming the link did not fail). Uploads from an Australian internet connection in our location actually take much longer than physically sending via air freight a data package to Gene in the USA, and then remotely controlling the USA servers to upload the data worldwide, to our Canada server, YouTube, AWS and other services.
Jesus is able to remotely secure access the USA servers from any place in the world. Via this connection, he is able to economically upload and download data using the much higher speed and unlimited bandwidth allowances provided by internet connections in the United States.
We purchased the USA servers at our own expense (for around $30,000 USD, or $46,000 AUD total) in March 2018 (4.5 years ago) and had them sent to Gene’s home in Baltimore at the time. We also contribute to the monthly payment for the 1gbit/sec connection which our servers use at his home.
In 2021 Gene relocated to Florida, and eventually purchased a house in Sarasota, Florida. He continued to host the servers in each home he lived in, and in his current home, and while we haven’t uploaded new material to the internet in the past few years, Jesus continued to use the servers regularly to transfer data to us, to upload data to a replacement Canada server, and Jesus has continued to maintain the servers and keep them up to date in terms of software.
Although these servers are large, noisy and heavy, they store all of our shared public data, are very reliable, and can be remotely powered on and off (which is essential because Gene is often not home). These servers have played an essential part in our being able to share Divine Truth for free.
At the end of September 2022 Hurricane Ian made landfall almost directly above Gene’s home in Sarasota, Florida. Gene and his partner Marina were forced to evacuate and their home suffered major structural and water damage as a large tree fell through the roof. One end of the home is relatively unscathed, but the other end, where Gene’s office and our servers were located, are damaged the most.
Gene and Marina’s clothing survived the Hurricane, but Gene’s office and the regions surrounding it, did not. They had to relocate to a motel for a few weeks until the structural damage could be assessed. Obviously since then they have been very busy, and do not know how long it will take to get their life back to normal, given the shortage of resources and workers after such a large disaster.
Their home was insured but as you can see from the photos there was a lot of damage to their house and personal possessions. At the moment he and Marina are living in motels.
If you would like to help Gene and Marina, there are a number of ways you can do so:
If anyone in the West Coast of Florida between Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL has a short term rental property that Gene and Marina can rent while they are waiting for the insurance situation to play out, and the house repairs to be complete, please email Gene: email@example.com
If you would like to send any physical items, please email Eugene for a current address beforehand as his address is constantly changing at the moment.
If you would like to help Gene and Marina financially as they get back to normal, you can gift to them via Transferwise. Details and instructions are listed on Gene’s webpage: https://emindonline.wordpress.com/
Prior to Hurricane Ian making landfall, before leaving his home in a rush, Gene did his best to store and protect our servers. However due to the high amount of damage to his home they were not fully protected. Although his home was insured, our servers are not.
So for many reasons, we have decided it is best for Gene to remove all of the drives from our servers (which are 35 x 4TB capacity, heavy and more than 6 years old) and give them away. Then he will send the servers back to us here in Wilkesdale, Queensland, Australia for Jesus to repair and repurpose to use in our racks here.
Jesus is also now building new, smaller servers which he can remote control (16 core XeonD processor, 128GB RAM, 80TB storage, video rendering) which cost around $12,000 AUD each. We intend to send these to Gene when his life is back to normal and his home is repaired, which may take some months or longer. While we have no servers in the USA, we will be unable to upload data to the internet, unless the data sizes are small enough to do it directly using our connections in Australia.
If you would like to contribute towards the costs of air freight to have the servers sent back to Australia (this is expected to be around $3000 USD or more), towards the repairs of the servers, or towards the new server setup in Gene’s home, then you can donate to us via the ‘Divine Truth General Expenses’ option on the donations page
There are four individuals who currently work (most of them full time) for the God’s Way Ltd not for profit organisation. They are Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins, Catherine Spence, Cornelius (David Walsh) and Kate Eckersall.
Eloisa, Cornelius & Kate provide essential services to both God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth Pty Ltd. Without them, Jesus and I would not be able to achieve the day to day requirements of managing God’s Way Ltd, or be able to provide as many Divine Truth Pty Ltd services free of charge as we do.
Catherine provides finances for all of God’s Way Ltd operations. All current God’s Way Ltd operations would be impossible without her constant help.
Eloisa is the Managing Director and Company Secretary of God’s Way Ltd. She is also the Administration Branch Manager, and the Environment Branch Manager (she manages the day to day operations of all administration and environment projects) for God’s Way Ltd.
She currently does not receive any payment for these services from either Divine Truth Pty Ltd or God’s Way Ltd.
Eloisa’s current roles include:
Full Time Unpaid Volunteer, God’s Way Ltd & Divine Truth Pty Ltd, Australia
Member, Managing Director & Company Secretary, God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Branch Manager, Administration, God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Branch Manager, Environment, God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Eloisa’s contributions include:
Gifted 1/4 finances to purchase 600 acres of land (Environment Centre) for God’s Way Ltd
Gifted 1/2 finances to purchase God’s Way Ltd servers
Operations Manager of God’s Way Ltd Accounts & Legal
Operations Manager of all God’s Way Ltd Environmental Projects
Management of volunteer activities for God’s Way Ltd
Manages, co-ordinates and performs manual labour for environmental projects
Mentors and trains new God’s Way Ltd managers
Manages and co-ordinates meetings and recording sessions
Manages and provides day to day accounting and legal requirements of God’s Way Ltd
Handles research, accounts orders and payments, and volunteer training for God’s Way Ltd
Jesus is able to delegate many of these tasks to Eloisa because she sincerely practices and implements Divine Truth teachings in her personal life, and remains a very humble person. Jesus has mentored Eloisa in each role she has in the God’s Way Ltd organisation since 2016. He is very confident in Eloisa’s abilities, and enjoys the process of mentoring her because of her humility and passion for God’s Truth, her strong desire to have a relationship with God and to be a loving person in every aspect of her life.
Eloisa’s dedication to living God’s Way and managing God’s Way Ltd organisation greatly reduces the amount of time Jesus and I would otherwise have to spend completing these tasks in order for to the company to remain solvent and operational.
At the moment Eloisa uses her personal funds to pay all of her living expenses. She recieves a very small sum each month via donations. This is not a sustainable situation for her and unless she begins to receive more substantial and regular donations she may need to return to regular work as a teacher. Eloisa has a Masters Degree in Education.
Eloisa has enough personal funds to support her and her three children for about another year before she will need to seek employment elsewhere. If that happens, her return to work would severely affect everything Jesus and I are attempting to achieve. Most God’s Way Ltd operations would need to close down.
At the moment, Eloisa is the person that we would most like to receive donated funds. If she could receive enough donated funds, or Divine Truth Pty Ltd could receive more funds to cover her employment, then we have an excellent manager to sustain the development of the God’s Way organisation in Australia.
Catherine is a Director of, and a part time unpaid volunteer for, God’s Way Ltd. She currently does not receive any payment from either Divine Truth Pty Ltd or God’s Way Ltd.
Catherine’s current roles include:
Part Time Unpaid Volunteer, God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Member & Director of God’s Way Ltd
Catherine’s contributions include:
Gifted all finances to purchase 400 acres of land (Function Centre) for God’s Way Ltd
Gifted 1/2 finances to purchase 600 acres of land (Environment Centre) for God’s Way Ltd
Gifted 1/2 finances to purchase God’s Way Ltd servers
Gifted all finances to build Divine Truth Pty Ltd recording studio
Gifted Bulldozer, Excavator and Tractor for God’s Way Ltd Environment Projects
Continues gifting backup financial funding for all God’s Way projects
Continues gifting operational expenses for God’s Way Ltd Environment Projects
Continues gifting operational expenses for God’s Way Ltd Building Projects
Due to her passion for Divine Truth and for the goals of the God’s Way Ltd organisation, Catherine donates a substantial amount of funds every year to God’s Way operations (over $150,000 per annum). This is not a sustainable situation for her or the organisation. If she continues to contribute similar amounts, she will run out of funds within four to five years.
If others could contribute to God’s Way Ltd projects directly, then her funds can be used either for building the Function Centre, as backup funds to sustain the company in case of sudden unexpected costs or in times when other donations reduce.
Of course, Catherine no longer providing these funds would severely affect everything Jesus and I are attempting to achieve with God’s Way Ltd. Without Catherine’s contributions most areas of God’s Way Ltd operations would cease.
Catherine doesn’t feel that she needs any donations from others at this time, but the more that others donate to the God’s Way projects she supports, the more funds she can provide to God’s Way Ltd to help build our Function Centre Stage 1 Power, Auditorium, Kitchen and Visitor facilities.
Cornelius (David Walsh) is a Member of, and a full time, partially paid, worker/volunteer for God’s Way Ltd. He currently does receive some payments from Divine Truth Pty Ltd and God’s Way Ltd.
Cornelius works very closely with Jesus on building plans and building materials research required for both the new construction and renovation of God’s Way Ltd infrastructure and building projects here on our personal property. These projects include, a large scale shed extension, new shed buildings, the caretakers’ home renovation, new cabins to replace our eco tents, and the Function Centre building development.
He is the only carpenter/builder currently working for God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth Pty Ltd which means that he also physically implements (builds) the projects. He supervises and liases with external contractors, God’s Way Ltd volunteers, and private individuals employed by Jesus and I to assist with building on our property, and for the God’s Way Ltd organisation.
Jesus and Cornelius are often looking for alternate means and innovation when approaching building and spend many hours brainstorming and logically analysing possible solutions.
Cornelius’ current roles include:
Full Time (Partially Paid) Volunteer, God’s Way Ltd & Divine Truth Pty Ltd, Australia
Member & Branch Manager, Building & Construction, God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Builder & Camera Operator, Divine Truth Pty Ltd, Australia
Cornelius’ contributions include:
Building services for Divine Truth Pty Ltd & God’s Way Ltd
Building design for Divine Truth Pty Ltd & God’s Way Ltd
Building material research for Divine Truth Pty Ltd & God’s Way Ltd
Management of volunteer activities for God’s Way Ltd
Primary camera operator at Divine Truth events
Backup video switcher at Divine Truth events
Cornelius is a builder with over 35 years experience working in domestic, industrial, commercial and civil construction.
Cornelius currently receives small payments from God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth Pty Ltd of $1000 per month from each organisation, or $2000 per month total. This is the same amount Jesus and I pay ourselves from the Divine Truth Pty Ltd organisation.
If others could contribute to Cornelius directly, then God’s Way Ltd or Divine Truth Pty Ltd would not need to pay him directly, which would make more of the funds we receive available for projects and teaching.
Kate is a full time paid worker for God’s Way Ltd. She currently does receive payments from Divine Truth Pty Ltd and God’s Way Ltd.
Under Jesus’ direction she is helping to redesign our website and writing important programming code which will simplify our day to day running requirements. She manages the Divine Truth transcription and translation teams.
She is also involved in the redesign of the God’s Way Ltd website (which will closely resemble the Divine Truth website). This includes providing programming assistance to design new Project Pages which summarise projects and their progress on the new God’s Way website.
Kate assists managers with various technical shortcuts and strategies to streamline information sharing. Along with Jesus, she provides input on database compilation and creation now underway within the Environment Branch (database creation will also expand into other branches over time).
Kate’s current roles include:
Full Time Paid Volunteer, Divine Truth Pty Ltd & God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Programmer, Divine Truth Pty Ltd & God’s Way Ltd, Australia
Manager Transcription & Translation Teams, Divine Truth Pty Ltd, Australia
Kate’s contributions include:
Website & Web Applications Programming
Visual Basic & Visual Basic For Applications Programming
Programmer for the Transcription & Translation Team
Maintain Code for Transcription, Translations, Transliterations, Subtitling & Book Production
CAD Drawing for Machines, Tools, Function Centre & Housing
Computer training for all God’s Way members
Kate holds a Bachelor Degree of Information Technology.
Kate currently does receive payments from God’s Way Ltd of $1000 per month, and $2000 per month from Divine Truth Pty Ltd, or $3000 per month total. She is our highest paid volunteer, mostly because she pays rent for the house she lives in (while all the other volunteers mentioned above own their own home).
Without Kate helping him, it would be very difficult for Jesus, since he would have to do all of the programming that Kate does in order for us to share Divine Truth for free.
If others could contribute to Kate directly, then God’s Way Ltd or Divine Truth Pty Ltd would not need to pay her directly, which would make more funds we receive avialable for projects and teaching.
As mentioned above, Eloisa does not receive any funds at all from God’s Way Ltd, or from Divine Truth Pty Ltd. Eloisa, Kate and Cornelius are each fully qualified in their chosen fields and would receive quite a lot more money than they currently do if they were to work in those professions.
If you would like to see projects in both God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth Pty Ltd continue, making a regular donation to Eloisa as a priority, and then to Kate and Cornelius, would greatly assist us. It would mean that Jesus and I, Divine Truth Pty Ltd, or God’s Way Ltd would not need to pay them directly.
Of course, one off donations are always welcomed and assist us greatly. But if each person currently listening to Divine Truth could afford to gift $10 per month, $100,000 per month would be available, which is well beyond what we would need to not only pay all those who are fulltime voluntary workers, but would also be enough for us to easily complete at least the first stage of our Function Centre Power, Auditorium, Kitchen and Visitors build. At the moment, less than 1 in 100, or 1% of people regularly donate to Divine Truth Pty Ltd, and far less regularly donate to God’s Way Ltd.
If Eloisa, Cornelius and Kate received enough donations directly, they could focus solely on their roles within Divine Truth Pty Ltd and God’s Way Ltd, removing concerns about the potential need to seek paid employment elsewhere. This would also enable God’s Way Ltd and Divine Truth Pty Ltd to use the funds currently paid to Kate and Cornelius towards other projects.
Thanks for the wonderful truths you have shared with the world. I have loved them. I have heard that you are supporting the recent vaccines from several sources including Alex. It makes me wonder if you are fully informed about what you are supporting.
Do you know
1. The ingredients and contents of the vax 2. The intentions of the creators of the vax 3. The efficacy or effectiveness of the vax
It seems to me that it would not be ethical to support the vax without being fully informed about these issues.
So, I wonder, have you researched these issues, or do you disagree with my analysis of what is ethical?
Hope you are well, Kris
I find it very revealing that your email to me (is it your first communication with me?) contains no desire to discuss issues regarding a relationship with God, loving principles affecting yourself and your behaviour, or anything about your own soul condition. These are areas that I personally wish to discuss and I have virtually no interest at all in discussing vaccines.
I must say though that, like you, many others have sent emails with a similar theme, usually criticizing what they believe I have said or done without personally having had any interaction with me, and without bearing in mind that all third party musings are subject to being modified by the condition of love existing in the people sharing them. I also must say that these kinds of questions demonstrate many unloving motives, including a large amount of fear, presumption and arrogance in the person sending them to me.
That being said, I will provide a short (and certainly not complete) answer to your questions, as I currently have a little time to do so. So here goes.
In regards to disease, what happens to a person’s physical body is directly under the control of the soul and its condition of love, and limited by the physical design parameters of the body itself.
Voluntarily medical procedures (including taking a vaccine) are of no direct risk to the soul and its development, nor do they generally interfere with the soul’s relationship with God. Indirectly, engaging medical procedures frequently indicates a high degree of fear about death and pain, and if the soul is in any degree of fear, this is, of course, very damaging to a relationship with God and with others.
From the soul’s perspective, there are many loving reasons why a person with limited development in love may consider taking a vaccine, however, once a soul is completely in harmony with God’s Love, there is never any need for any vaccine.
However, even in a condition of at-onement with God, there may be reasons why a person chooses to use a vaccine even though they do not need one (such as conforming to Human made Laws in order to more easily share God’s Truth), but there would be no fear of any vaccine. The vaccine of choice would be one that mimics as closely as possible the normal process of being exposed to a virus. Fear of death is not a valid reason for taking a vaccine, just as fear of a vaccine is not a valid reason for refusing a vaccine. Fear is the primary cause of all human problems, and fear itself is in direct contradiction to love.
Taking a vaccine is potentially very risky for the physical body, unless the vaccine mimics as closely as possible the normal process of being exposed to a virus. God has made the human body with the ability to cope with many risks, and, as long as the soul is in harmony with love, the body will respond to any virus in a loving manner by creating its own resilience to the infection.
Medicines or drugs (including recreational drugs, alcohol, caffeinated coffee, etc) can interfere with the soul’s connection to the body by interfering with the communication of information between the spirit body and the physical body through the silver cord that connects the two bodies. They can also interfere with the correct operation of the body by interfering with the design parameters of the body such as the brain, hormones, the nervous system, the vascular system and so on. So under many circumstances medicines or drugs can be permanently dangerous to the body itself.
Medicines or drugs (including recreational drugs, alcohol, caffeinated coffee, etc) can also be dangerous to the soul if the person taking them feels or acts out of harmony with love towards oneself or others either in the motivation to take, or under the influence of, such compounds. Of course, a vaccine is often less dangerous to the soul than something like alcohol, drugs, or coffee is, since a person addicted to alcohol, drugs, or coffee often acts unlovingly to others, whereas it is highly unlikely a person will become addicted to a vaccine, and less likely they will act unlovingly due to taking a vaccine (although the current superior attitude that often develops from taking a vaccine of course does affect the development of the soul).
On the other hand, many people refusing a vaccine are very unloving and superior as well, and they often resort to very unloving behaviour towards others, which of course damages their own soul condition. It is ironic that they try to “protect” their body in a flawed manner, but further destroy their soul condition by their actions and attitudes. The best protection of the body comes from soul condition improvements.
A person can be in a loving state and take a vaccine, and they also can be in a loving state and not take a vaccine. It depends very much on the motivation of the individual and if fear is driving either decision.
I do not know what you have been told Kris, but I personally do not “support” (as you call it) any vaccine. You do not know me personally very well, and have not had any real personal discussions with me. Listening to or believing other persons interpretations of what I have said or believe, and then accusing me based upon your assumptions, is very unloving behaviour towards me, and illustrates my points above. Of course, the persons who have shared their erroneous interpretations of what I have said with you are also being unloving to me and to you.
If you must get a vaccine at all, I do personally believe that some vaccines are safer than others to use (due to the technology used within the vaccine). If you wish to get a vaccine, that is your personal decision, just as if you wish to not have a vaccine, that is also your personal decision. What you do with your body and its safety is your personal responsibility. I have no business interfering with your personal decision, and no doctor or government has any business interfering with your personal decision either, just as you have no business interfering with my personal decision (which is one of your bad motives I was talking about at the beginning of this email). Of course, any personal decision you make that is out of harmony with love towards your soul or the soul of others, will damage your soul.
The current fearful political, social and economic climate regarding vaccines, and the unloving intentions of governments and many of the earth’s industries (such as but not limited to the pharmaceutical, weapons manufacturing, media, and social media companies), is where much more damage is occurring to humanity at the soul level.
These matters certainly deserve exposure and discussion from God’s perspective. God expects humans to solve these severe problems but they can only be solved by changing our condition of love as individuals. Loving individuals create loving governments and industry.
The current COVID panic (read panic, not pandemic), being the result of greed and fear, indicates severe problems in the human condition which existed before the COVID panic. COVID has merely highlighted these issues to westerners in particular. Much of the world’s population was already living with the consequences of unloving and corrupt government and industry before the COVID panic, and western government and industry is often the cause of a huge amount of pain and injustice for all of humanity.
As I have said to everyone I have spoken to, I personally have no intention of getting a vaccine unless:
1. It can be proven to me that the vaccine mimics as closely as possible the normal process of being exposed to a virus, and;
2. I have a reason that is loving towards others to get the vaccine (such as improving my flexibility to travel in order to share Divine Truth personally with others).
I have no desire to dictate to others (as you obviously do) as to what they should do. I have taught for many years God’s principles of Love and Truth, along with God’s Laws, and many like yourself, through comments made in emails to me, demonstrate they do not understand the fundamentals God’s Laws, the Soul, and the Principles of Love and Truth. This indicates that either the listener is insincere, or/and that I have much more work to do sharing these truths.
If people emailing me about COVID and vaccines did understand God’s Laws, the Soul, and the Principles of Love and Truth, they would feel like I do, and have virtually no interest at all in discussing vaccines, but rather would be much more interested in discussing matters about their own personal soul development, and understanding better God’s principles of Love and Truth, and be even more strongly motivated to bring their own soul and its actions into harmony with God’s Loving Laws.
Instead, I see most people, including those who have been listening to God’s Truth, living in their addictions and fears, and COVID has become a trigger for their justification of even more unloving actions. This is very unfortunate, but it does expose the true soul condition of the individual.
Anyway Kris, that is all I have the time to share on the subject at the moment. Remember that I am interested in your soul’s welfare first. I encourage you to be more interested in developing the loving condition of your soul, rather than using unloving behaviour to attempt to control things that only love can solve.
Hello and thank you to all of you who have written to us over the past year to say hello, express your gratitude, or to ask how we are. We are both very well and I’ll share below the things that have our attention and focus at the moment.
We also express our gratitude to those of you who continue to donate to us. Even when we are not publishing new material, we are always recording material, and planning and experimenting with ways to share God’s Truth with the world.
Our desire is that any person can easily access and hear God’s Truth free of charge, in a way that they can understand and relate to. This creates the opportunity for people to experiment with their relationship with God. Once a person has that relationship their faith grows and they can continue to develop with God for the rest of their existence. So, as you will read below, even while we are not publishing new material on the internet, our focus and projects are all still working towards that aim.
Current Projects & Activities
Jesus and I continue to be focused on our personal progression towards God and our relationship with each other. Our personal happiness depends on our progression. Also, our ability to present God’s Truth to you depends on our ability to remember God’s Truth and live it ourselves.
We know that our example does a great deal to inspire others to engage their own experiments with God’s Way, and so we are very focused on continuing to develop a more complete connection to our own soul and to God. This is of primary importance to us, and takes precedence above everything else we do.
But let’s proceed discussing the less important areas now.
The Divine Truth website has been in need of an upgrade for some years. The website contains many thousands of links to videos, audio, and written material. There is so much material on our website that it is difficult to discover the full extent of what is available, and often much more difficult again to find specific material.
To remedy this, Jesus, along with our programmer, Kate Eckersall, has been working on changes to the website to include a number of new features that will improve any user’s ability to find and utilise the information on the site.
the ability to search all material and find specific material matching key words, chapters, sessions, date, title, topic or type of material
the ability to save searches to your local computer, and recall previous searches from your computer
a navigation bar which includes a tool bar and a menu bar
allowing all pages and searches to scroll beneath the tool bar and menu bar, so that the tool and menu bars are always available
a menu structure that is representative of the site layout
the ability to easily track browsing history
a side bar allowing quick jumps to various predetermined locations on the site
quick links to external sites (such as YouTube, our Divine Truth server, event bookings, this blog, God’s Way website etc)
the ability to easily copy hyperlinks to share or save material
the ability to trigger the opening of data in new tabs
updated colours and photographs
new formats for embedded and external photo galleries
an autogenerated and up to date ‘What’s New’ feature
all Divine Truth and God’s Way websites will be static websites
every Divine Truth and God’s Way website will be able to be copied and used offline
all Divine Truth and God’s Way data will be able to be downloaded, as individual files, or as a complete package of files
In addition, individual videos will be able to be downloaded or streamed via the website from a Divine Truth server, removing our dependency on YouTube, and removing your annoyance of having to watch videos that keep being interrupted by advertising and marketing.
The God’s Way Ltd website will use different colours but will have identical features, look and feel to the Divine Truth website. Any new website created by either organisation will also have a the same features, look and feel. This should help users to become familiar and comfortable navigating on sites relating to Divine Truth teachings.
When a person gains a copy of all Divine Truth material, or God’s Way material, either through the Hard Disc Drive copy service or the sync service via the Divine Truth server, the website is also copied. In this case, all of the website links and the new features, such as the search function, are functional offline and can be used to access any of the Divine Truth or God’s Way videos, audio recordings and written material contained on the local disc without needing a connection to the internet.
I’ll make a post on this blog when the new websites are live. We expect them to be completed in about 3 months time.
As I mentioned in our previous update, Jesus continues to work on our technical set up to allow for livestream presentations.
The aim is not only to stream presentations but also to capture and keep high quality video of the presentation so that it may be edited and used in other material after the fact. The requirement to record high quality video of livestreams is more difficult to resolve, particularly if we wish to have interactions with people via the internet. It is taking some time to sort out these issues, and we may still need to purchase extra technical equipment to make streaming from our location possible. We hope to resolve these difficulties within the next 3 months, technical problems and financial issues permitting.
The limiting factor preventing us from holding livestreams up until now has been a reliable, high speed internet connection with low latency. Over the past couple of years, as in most parts of the world, travel in Queensland has been restricted. So our plans to start live streams from locations which have lower latency internet connections than those in our remote location were prevented.
As I have mentioned in prior updates, our internet connection here in rural Queensland currently relies on a satellite which introduces latency of up to 2 seconds during video calls or conferencing. These delays make livestreams involving interaction with anyone in the world impossible. To combat this problem Jesus initially set up a high gain radio antenna which accesses a mobile phone network around 5kms away from the studio. However various factors, including rapidly growing trees (thanks to our environmental projects) blocking the signal, have made that upgrade unreliable. We have attempted to remove some branches to improve the connection, but ultimately the connection is always going to have service difficulties since our studio is in a radio blackout area, and our installed high gain antennas are not above the tree heights. To get an antenna system installed that is above the tree height (above 50m) would be expensive, and at the moment that is cost prohibitive.
Just yesterday we received a SpaceX satellite connection which will potentially provide coverage in our area. But there are a number of technical issues relating to the SpaceX equipment which must be resolved. These include; high power usage, tree obstruction and lack of ethernet cable connection (preventing connection to our network).
Once Jesus sorts out the technical and obstruction issues and establishes a connection to our network, we hope that having the SpaceX service will allow us to begin streaming. So I hope I am not being presumptuous when I say, “we look forward to seeing you ‘live’ sometime soon”.
God’s Way Organisation
Jesus and I have been spending a lot of our time working within the God’s Way Ltd organisation. This not for profit company was established by Jesus and I, and Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins and Catherine Spence, as a vehicle for the practical application and experimentation with Divine Truth principles in areas such as human relationships, environmental recovery, education and science.
Over the past year, Jesus has spent a great deal of time educating all God’s Way managers and probationary volunteers how to be humble, desire truth, and to love in real practical settings within the organisation.
I have recently been taking opportunities to manage volunteer days as well as continuing in my role as editor and creator for information sharing.
There is a lot being accomplished by the God’s Way Ltd organisation at the moment, far too much to share with you in this blog post. Everything we do for God’s Way is exciting, and we hope to be able to share more with you in the future about this.
Function Centre Build
I am however pleased to share with you that via the God’s Way Ltd organisation, we are moving towards our desire to build a God’s Way Function Centre on a local God’s Way Learning Centre property. The Function Centre will include an auditorium, office, visitors centre and various private accommodation for caretakers, managers and visitors.
The Function Centre will be owned and operated by God’s Way Ltd but would serve as a venue for both Divine Truth and God’s Way events. In addition, Jesus and I hope that eventually at least one God’s Way Function Centre would be constructed on each continent, and that Jesus and I would spend the majority of our time traveling between these centres to teach Divine Truth.
These centres would also offer a place for guests external to those organisations to visit and share loving and beneficial information in harmony with God’s Truth, on subjects such as, environmental recovery, human relationships, teaching and parenting. Every event would be free to attend, open to everyone, and would be recorded and shared for free via the internet.
Having a purpose built venue would:
Allow Divine Truth and God’s Way presentations to become regular weekly events
Eliminate the recording problems experienced at third party venues. Currently, at every new venue we encounter serious recording problems affecting our production, including radio interference, acoustic problems, lighting difficulties, and more
Allow better time management and efficiency, since the venue could remain set up and ready to be used. This saves significant time currently spent to dismantle our studio, pack up the equipment in the studio for travel, travel to the venue, unpack equipment into the venue, set up recording. Then, when the event is finished the entire process must be reversed to get our studio operating again. Not having to do this would save large amounts of Jesus’ time in particular.
Create flexibility for scheduling events, and enable much more frequent seminars, groups and presentations. Currently we encounter many time and scheduling limitations involved in the delivery of events, besides the above studio dismantle and venue set up, such as, being at the mercy of venue booking scheduling, time lost moving to and from venues, venues not having the appropriate facilities for our participants or for recording and so forth.
Reduce overall costs once the facility is built. At the moment venue hire costs are increasing substantially, this money would be better spent on building and maintaining the God’s Way Ltd facility. In addition, at any current event we also must hire accommodation and allow for travel costs to venues. Since any venue owned by God’s Way will have a place for visiting speakers to stay, these costs all disappear.
Enable frequent God’s Way presentations on topics such as environmental recovery, human relationships, teaching and parenting, children and families.
Allow for visiting guest speakers to present on topics in harmony with God’s Principles. All presentations would be free and open to the public.
Jesus has so much more information to share and at times I feel sad and frustrated by the great limitation that logistical requirements create in preventing him from sharing new material every week (something I know he would enjoy and many others could benefit from).
Building God’s Way Function Centres would eliminate many current difficulties and barriers to Jesus sharing Divine Truth publicly (though until there are more video and audio editors than just Jesus and I there will still be restrictions on how quickly recorded presentations can be shared via the internet. I talk more about this below).
The process of building would also offer many opportunities for groups of volunteers to come together and put the principles of God’s Way and Divine Truth into practical action.
Jesus has had a lot of experience, both in the Jehovah’s Witness faith and as a property developer, designing, overseeing and taking part in the construction of auditoriums, housing developments and their additional facilities. Cornelius is a builder with over 35 years experience (not including lego). Together they are now working on finalising various details, including structural engineering, planning and building material requirements for the Function Centre. Once our requirements are finalised, and enough funds are raised to begin the project, plans will be submitted to local government for approval.
The finished facility will be the property of the not for profit, member based, God’s Way Ltd company. Jesus and I and the other members of God’s Way Ltd are donating our personal funds towards the construction of the centre. Of course we don’t currently have enough money to fund the entire build.
Until now, almost all expenses of God’s Way Ltd have been paid for by Jesus and I, Catherine Spence and Eloisa Lytton Hitchins. These costs include the payment of wages, operational costs involving three large properties; the purchase and maintenance of machinery, including a bulldozer, excavator, tractors, trucks; installation of water collection and management systems; house renovations; a major shed extension; new shed builds etc. While the organisation now receives smaller donations for some programmes these are not enough to cover the total costs associated with individual projects, programmes, or the company running expenses, which include accounting, insurances, machinery maintenance and many other things.
Divine Truth Pty Ltd, a private company which Jesus and I run, pays for all operational expenses associated with Divine Truth including providing a wage for Jesus and I. We are grateful that Divine Truth Pty Ltd receives enough donations to cover these expenses and allows us to donate a limited amount to God’s Way. But at present Divine Truth Pty Ltd and God’s Way Ltd do not receive enough to fund any new development.
God’s Way Ltd has freehold ownership of the land that the Function Centre will be built on because of the generous support of Catherine Spence and Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins who donated the funds to purchase that land. However significantly more funds than the organisation currently has (which is largely the money that Jesus and I, Catherine and Eloisa have) will be required to start and complete the building project.
If you want to donate to support this building project, you can do so now via the donation pages already provided on the Divine TruthDonate Page (note the new tab to contribute specifically to Building Projects) or God’s Way Ltd website.
When our new websites are live there will be new and simpler donation methods on the God’s Way Ltd website. In the meantime, any excess funds donated to Divine Truth will also be used to get the building project up and running.
Of course, one off donations, and donations from single benefactors are always welcomed and assist us greatly. But if each person currently listening to Divine Truth could afford to gift $10 per month, $100,000 per month would be available, which is well beyond what we would need to not only pay all those who are full time voluntary workers, but would also be enough for us to easily complete at least the first stage of our Function Centre Power, Auditorium, Kitchen and Visitors build. At the moment, less than 1 in 100 or 1% of people listening to Divine Truth regularly donate to Divine Truth Pty Ltd, and far less regularly donate to God’s Way Ltd.
Venues in other Countries
Jesus has a passionate desire to create God’s Way Learning Centres in each continent of the world. We have been contacted over the years by a number of people living overseas who share the desire to create God’s Way Learning Centres their country.
There are a number of limitations to this happening at the moment.
The biggest problem is that most people interested in such projects are either in denial of their own true soul condition or do not want to bring their lives into harmony with Divine Truth principles, that is, to live God’s Way.
In addition, anything that becomes a God’s Way Ltd Learning Centre must be created, owned, overseen and audited by God’s Way Ltd. This is to ensure that such centres are operated in harmony with the God’s Way Ltd constitution and non profit principles.
At the moment there are very few people on Earth who truly understand in their hearts, the principles and objectives governing God’s Way Learning Centres, and what is involved in terms of personal soul development, to manage those centres.
To combat these and other limitations, we must first set up a centre in Australia which can act as an example to sincere people overseas. People who are interested in having a God’s Way Learning Centre on their continent can then visit an operational God’s Way Learning Centre in Australia to experience and learn how to run and manage such a facility. There is a great deal of education, emotional and soul progression, and love for God and people required for a person to qualify to run a God’s Way Learning Centre.
For the past five years, the five members of God’s Way Ltd have been developing the first God’s Way Learning Centre on Earth, here in Australia. They are assisted by some twenty probational volunteers. This has required spiritual, emotional, and managerial training and development which Jesus has focused his time and energy on delivering to members and volunteers since the inception of God’s Way Ltd. Without the spiritual and emotional development of individuals who wish to sincerely live in harmony with God’s Truth, and to share God’s Way with the world, no physical facility will ever have a positive impact.
We hope that the construction of a God’s Way Learning Centre here in Australia will further help to accommodate and facilitate the soul based education and growth required in individuals, locally and abroad, who sincerely want to create God’s Way Learning Centres around the world.
Sharing New Material
Jesus and I love to share everything relating to God’s Truth and its practical application. We would love to be sharing this kind of material every week, face to face and via the internet.
We do share material every week with people who are local, particularly with the volunteers working in God’s Way Ltd. We also do a lot of mediumship but most of that is unrecorded or, if recorded, takes a lot of time to edit.
At the moment Jesus and I are the only editors for Divine Truth audio and video recordings. As we are currently involved in so many other projects, we have very little time to edit. At the moment we have a bottle neck of material which we have created but has not yet been edited.
We need video and audio editors who:
are humble enough to listen and follow direct instructions
approach tasks with an attitude of self responsibility
are able to carefully, methodically and thoroughly complete tasks
personally and passionately desire to live in harmony with God’s Laws and Principles
are willing to be financially supported only by receiving gifts
are willing to live locally
have good technical experience and knowledge, or can be easily taught, or desire to teach themselves
Video and audio editing must be done locally due to the large sizes of files involved, poor internet services in our local area, the back up requirements for Divine Truth projects, and the necessity for Jesus to check and approve editors work to ensure that it meets with requirements of love, truth, quality, and transparency.
Until we have suitable editors, or we have the funds to pay the high costs of professional organisations to edit our material, we are severely limited in the amount of new material we are can share online.
Our experiments with live streaming may enable us to share more material as long as those services are ethical (no marketing or advertising) and available using our limited internet connections. More structured and organised teaching, such as Assistance Groups, can’t be shared regularly until we have either/and/or a function centre with an auditorium, some assistance with editing material, or more time to focus solely on Divine Truth projects.
While our priority has been local projects over the past couple of years, we would still love to travel to meet people and present more Divine Truth.
Besides giving presentations and meeting people, Jesus and I are responsible for every logistical and technical requirement of traveling and teaching. We have been thinking about ways to reduce this workload so that we can travel more often and more easily.
Our ideal would be to have a technical set up stored and ready to go when we land on each continent. This would eliminate the need to pack up our current studio and travel with large amounts of recording gear which is expensive and easily damaged or lost during travel. We could purchase and store equipment suitable for use in each country (equipment which operates in Australia is often incompatible with power and frequency requirements in other countries).
For each continent, and particularly in Europe and North America, we would like to purchase a van which we could travel in and which would house all of our technical recording equipment. We would like to have recording equipment needed for any type of venue, or even to be able to connect recording equipment to the van, and do recordings in public places and nature based environments. The equipment needed includes 8 cameras, associated cabling, sound microphones, computers, storage, power and other ancillary equipment. Jesus would standardise the equipment so that it is similar in each country. Ideally, we would also have the ability to edit the material, and upload it, while traveling.
With this set up we could visit a continent and travel in the van for a number of months and visit many places to speak. When we leave, the van could be stored somewhere ready to go for when we visit again. With this arrangement, we could easily travel for 6 months of every year.
Until we have such a set up, there are large amounts of work and costs involved in planning and undertaking any interstate or overseas trip for the purpose of teaching Divine Truth. These limitations severely affect our ability to share Divine Truth in face to face environments.
Eco Tent Renovation
In my prior update I mentioned our eco-tents. These were homes that Jesus and I loved living in for over twelve years. We preferred them to our one bedroom house. However over time they weathered and severe storms ripped them apart.
We are in the process of building new cabin-like structures in place of the tents. We plan to test innovative methods and designs which can be used on a larger scale in the God’s Way Function Centre build.
New roofs are now installed on the cabins, but nothing further has been done and the build is currently on hold due to financial constraints and Cornelius being occupied with other projects.
As some of you may have noticed, YouTube has begun placing advertising on our videos. This is something beyond our control. We would never place adverts in Divine Truth material and we don’t gain any revenue from the ads that are appearing. YouTube has made changes to their Terms of Service which enable them to place the ads without consulting the creator.
There are other platforms that we could use to share Divine Truth videos but they all have problems in terms of Application Programming Interface (API), cost and/or advertising.
It has become quite difficult to supply ad free videos and maintain our ability to batch upload and name files. YouTube did allow this until they forced advertising onto our site. We have tried other platforms, such as Vimeo, but Vimeo has API limitations which we ran into, and which they do not wish to fix.
As video sharing sites now all attempt to monetise the provision of all services, we are having to look at other options that enable us to keep our videos free and ad free. We outline some of these methods in the next section.
At this stage, to create our own infrastructure which would enable thousands of people to view videos simultaneously would be quite costly. Unfortunately, we are having to pay more and more to share material for free. Many video sharing companies, due to the incessant desire for more money and greater power, are making ad free, free of cost video sharing, very difficult. Our only longer term viable option is to have a server farm which serves all Divine Truth material, connected to very fast internet connections. At the moment, this is really only possible in Europe or North America, and would require Divine Truth to own a premises. Of course, if that location could also serve as a future God’s Way Learning Centre, that would be the ideal.
Ways to Access Divine Truth Material For Free
At the moment you can download any video for free and ad free from our Divine Truth server via the options listed below. There are limitations on bandwidth which will impact how many people can use these services simultaneously.
The only way to improve these limitations would be to increase the bandwidth, and the number of servers that we have (which would mean increasing our regular business costs in Divine Truth far more than we are currently able to handle).
These are the options you currently have in order to watch any Divine Truth video for free and ad free:
Browse the Divine Truth synchronisation server and download an individual file or video from that site You can do that here: https://sync.divinetruth.com
If you do gain a copy of all Divine Truth material via the sync service or the hard drive copy service, there are now new instructions on how to use this offline material here.
Assistance Groups Update
Understanding Sin & Its Causes Videos
Many of you are still awaiting the videos from the 2019, “Understanding Sin and Its Causes” group.
As I’ve previously shared, the audio recording problems at the group now require a great deal of editing to make them a pleasure to listen to. Jesus completes the audio edits and the task requires him to be sedentary, to make repetitive hand actions, and to concentrate intently for extended periods. I am involved in editing the video which I love. However it also involves extended periods of concentration, attention to detail and Jesus and I must work through the final phase together carefully checking various finishing details.
Last year, it was important for both of us to step away for a while, take care of ourselves, and focus on other parts of our desires that were being neglected, including our long term plans. Every day spent editing meant taking time away from all of the other things we want to achieve.
I personally wanted to deeply examine my emotions and desires for my future and the future of both Divine Truth and God’s Way organisations.
There were many local projects that Jesus wanted to give his time and attention to. These included his ongoing management of God’s Way Ltd renovations and new buildings, planning for new physical infrastructure in God’s Way Ltd (such as water collection, terrace construction and plans for the new Function Centre buildings), and his leadership of God’s Way Ltd members, managers and volunteers.
In addition, last year Jesus:
reconfigured and rebuilt our local storage servers
rebuilt our local network
maintained international servers and current sharing services
re fixed a lot of cabling required for the new network
commenced redesign of the Divine Truth website
We will return to editing this year but as you may imagine securing or creating a venue which can eliminate the problems we had with audio recording in this group is also a top priority. That way, we will never encounter these difficulties again.
It would be great that Jesus didn’t have to sit and edit material that he has already presented! There are so many other things to occupy his time, that he needs to guide and be involved with.
We would love to continue to present groups in the Education in Love Assistance Group series.
As I may have mentioned previously, there is a new addition to the series. We have added a new group “Confronting Sin and Its Causes”.
The series now looks like this:
Developing My Will to Love
Developing My Loving Self
Understanding God’s Loving Laws
Understanding Sin & Its Causes
Confronting Sin & Its Causes
Removing Sin & Its Causes
Engaging God’s Loving Laws
Receiving God’s Love & Truth
“Confronting Sin and Its Causes” will focus on the difference between understanding sin and its causes as a general concept and confronting sin and its causes within oneself. It will be a much more personal and practical group.
The material in ‘Understanding Sin & Its Causes’ is essential knowledge for participants to apply during the ‘Confronting Sin & Its Causes’ group. So we can’t present ‘Confronting Sin & Its Causes’ until we edit and output the ‘Understanding Sin & Its Causes’ group.
Until recently we have been unable to schedule this group due to COVID restrictions in Australia. But the largest limitation we have in holding the next group is our need to first complete the editing for ‘Understanding Sin & Its Causes’.
Many of you have emailed us requesting that we comment about Coronavirus, vaccines, and the various limitations and mandates associated with the pandemic. Many people sending these emails are bullies, either trying to force Jesus into a response, or trying to force Jesus into accepting their beliefs about the world. Often they are completely driven by fear of being controlled, fear of death, fear of authority, fear of others, fear of losing their “rights”, and fear of their own pain or discomfort.
I laughed when recently someone called Jesus irresponsible for stating to a local group that, keeping in mind the principles of love, truth and humility, people must make up their own minds about what they put into their bodies and what they choose to do in their personal lives. It seems to me that when it suits a person’s desire to avoid emotion, they would like a cult leader to tell everyone what to do. Many people emailing us about the pandemic have demonstrated the epitome of unloving behaviour, while they claim that everyone other than themselves is being unloving about the pandemic.
Our listeners often want us to comment on a specific world event or situation affecting them, as if new rules apply to the new situation occurring. The desire for Jesus to comment on a specific world event or situation affecting them personally, demonstrates that many of our listeners are still being completely selfish, and are very selective when listening to Divine Truth. What we teach relates to every world event, in every situation. In the broadest sense, humanity’s collective lack faith in goodness; lack of humility; lack of desire for truth; lack of feelings of equality, justice and fairness; or lack of desire to love themselves or others in a sincere manner; causes them to believe that they are not equal children of a loving God who are required by loving law to become humble, self-responsible, self actualised individuals. Hence humanity creates all of the pain and suffering on Earth and in the spirit world today.
I will share a brief letter from Jesus specifically about coronavirus and vaccines on the blog in the next few days. But I must say that Jesus and I don’t find vaccines or coronavirus to be the most pressing or important matter facing the world at the moment, and that Jesus has barely any interest in the subject (and many around us are surprised and frustrated about that). Jesus has already taught you the truth about disease, and the part your denied emotions play in that. He has already taught you about why companies and governments are unloving, and the part your fears of pain and death, and your desire for comfort and lies, play in that.
COVID is one of many problems, and is not the largest problem by far. Compared to how many children die from abortion, miscarriage, mistreatment and malnourishment every year (around 200 million), COVID pales into insignificance. The truth is that the mistreatment of children – emotionally, physically, spiritually and sexually – is worldwide pandemic which has been raging for centuries, and which very few people seem to really sincerely care about. Besides the unloving situation regarding children, many more problems cause much more degradation of the human soul than COVID. COVID is only an effect, rather than a cause, of problems in the soul.
It strikes me that people in developed countries often don’t see a problem until their own fear or level of comfort is challenged in some way. War has torn apart Syria for over a decade now and, in that same time period, malaria and HIV Aids have taken countless lives in Africa. These are just a couple of long term examples in which pain, suffering and death are extreme realities for people on Earth every day. Yet, no one has asked us about these things. In all the time I have known Jesus I have only ever heard one person ask about plight and causes of suffering for people in less comfortable societies than themselves. This is not to diminish the pain and suffering involved in the war in Ukraine or the coronavirus. I merely wish to highlight that most people are driven by selfishness and self involvement that causes them to ignore major issues of love until the impact of these issues affects their daily lives or triggers their personal fears.
Coronavirus and vaccine mandates offer an opportunity to ‘westerners’ to highlight their personal selfishness and personal sin impacting the world around them. However most responses to COVID in the west have been to act in more fear which only compounds the problems. The world must learn that problems can only be solved by removing their causes, rather than by trying to inoculate against the effects. Vaccine opposition is often driven by as much fear and anger as taking a vaccine is.
One of the biggest problems humans face is their fear of discomfort, pain, disease and death, and their lack of understanding about the causes of death and the causes of disease.
And humans driven by the desire to avoid fear take actions to control others and to avoid truth; they don’t stand up to violent bullies or they become bullies themselves.
Because the majority of humans are now so far from a desire for love, for truth or for humility, they expect others to make their fear dissolve, and more and more events resulting in pain, suffering and destruction will continue to occur on Earth. In the future, millions, and perhaps even billions, of people will die from the environmental destruction on our planet, and from basic problems associated with water and food supply. However, for many people in the west, these issues are of minor importance because these issues do not affect them yet.
Every current world situation as an opportunity to consider:
How do my unloving desires contribute to this situation?
What unloving desires is this situation exposing in me?
Am I humble about these unloving desires?
Do I want to experience the emotions that drive my unloving desires?
What does love require me to do in this situation?
What are God’s Laws attempting to teach me in this situation?
What changes WITHIN ME would improve the situation?
Until we are willing to see our own unloving desires, and release the addictions and emotions that drive those desires, we are unable to accurately assess any situation as God would. This applies in day to day interpersonal interactions, and to global events and societal mandates. If one is serious about responding in love and becoming loving, it is essential to humbly respond to world events, remove our addictions, and heal our personal emotions that drive our unloving desires.
There is so much more to say about these matters and Jesus speaks eloquently about them. However, as I shared above, our limitation at the moment is the means to edit and share such information.
To close, let us say this:
Beautiful things can be accomplished by being humble, truthful, and loving, and developing loving co-operation with each other. Beautiful things cannot be accomplished by expecting one person or a government to solve our problems for us.
Changes in our world will only occur when each of us realise how important and practical love is. Once we see that love is practical, we will see the importance of making it our first priority.
Placing a priority on love is essential. If we loved one another, if we lived love, the effect of arms manufacture, the effect of starvation, the effect of environmental damage, the effect of lies and manipulation of truth, the effect of COVID, the effect of companies profiting from human pain and addiction, the effect of untrustworthy government, the effect of religious, social and political oppression, the effect of child abuse, the effect of the cult of families, along with all of the effects of pain and suffering, would completely disappear – because the causes of those things would disappear.
Without each of us changing our personal condition in love, nothing in the world has the potential of changing.
Unless I see the direct relationship between what is happening in the world, and my unloving soul condition, and my lack of desire to be responsible and change that condition, nothing can or will change for the better in my world. That is and will continue to be the focus of what Jesus and I teach. Unless I personally change, and unless I have more faith, and I become more loving, more honest, more truthful and more humble, there is no option but for bad things to continue to happen in my world. My desire to break God’s Loving Laws contributes to my own pain and suffering and the pain and suffering of the world I live in. I create pain and suffering through my attitudes, my unloving desires, my addictions, my avoidance of emotions, and the decisions I make moment by moment, day by day, to remain unloving. I am participating in the creation of the unloving world I am living in.
More future turmoil is inevitable because most people refuse to love and refuse to see the practicality of love. Most people listening to Divine Truth are still in complete denial of their own unloving desires, addictions and actions.
Love, Truth and Humility are all practical and actionable concepts. When we refuse to see this in our personal lives we automatically become a part of the destruction of the world and the people in it.
Jesus and I are passionate about focusing you, the individual, on your personal choices in relation to love, truth and humility. Ask yourself:
Am I going to decide to have faith in God and God’s Way? Am I going to decide to be more humble? Am I going to decide to be more truthful? Am I going to decide to be more loving?
While I expect somebody else to do these things first, I am basically saying that I am not going to participate in positive change on the Earth.
The only way for serious problems, such as the mistreatment of children, war, disease, and environmental damage, to change, is for the attitudes within myself to change so that I am no longer driven by my fear and my addictions, but focused on being loving under all circumstances. Unless I see this, I am a participant in the continued degradation of my planet and the people on it.
Beautiful things are possible but only if we come together, and act on the practicality of love, truth and humility.
and there come the times when it hits me the pain of the lived experience the pressure of the beliefs forced into me as a kid the crazy catch 22s that I’ve lived by that cause more hurt and frustration year after year
and tears fall and that is good I want the all the pain to wash out
there is no more trying to fix it there is no more trying to make it better there is just the pain of it the simple pain. the hurt that exists. and I want to feel it because it matters.
the pain is something true about me I’ve have lived with it for so long without ever feeling it like a silent flatmate who I never got to know and eventually one night we both stay up talking until dawn and the conversation is so meaningful I wonder why we never did it before
the pain was always telling my story, to me. but I never felt it so, in a weird way, it is familiar I know it well but also, it is a stranger
the pain of all that makes everything fall into place I understand myself it connects me to me
and I can finally love myself because I know now how it all happened it finally makes sense and even if I can’t change any of it – the things that went on and the way that I feel – I finally get. it. and I know my life and I know myself
all that life I lived is clear in a moment and I know what is real
most of all,I am real my pain makes me a real-live-person not the fiction character from a worn out novel that someone else was narrating
I am full of me in a way that is good not selfish, or self involved like when I was the made-up-character avoiding her pain
no, now I am full of my own understanding now I can create, and discern, and move on now I am free
Our friend Lena passed into the spirit world on Friday morning, 19th March 2021.
Lena worked with us in Divine Truth for around 8 years. During that time she helped with video recording, video editing, office inquiries, studio cleaning and maintenance, volunteer training and equipment care and storage.
Lena is a hard worker and we are grateful for her contributions towards helping us gift Divine Truth to others. She wants others to have the opportunity to hear God’s Truth.
While Lena often finds it difficult to trust others and feel the love others have for her, over the years I came to know her and I appreciate many things about her nature and character. Some of our favourite times with Lena include when she allows her unique way of seeing the world and God’s Truth to shine through. We have often enjoyed her analogies and hearing about the particular elements of a teaching or channelling that strike a cord or create a ‘light bulb moment’ for her.
Lena is always practical, good with manual tasks, and willing to give anything new a try even if she is afraid. She has a great deal of courage about new experiences. She takes personal responsibility very seriously and is neat, tidy, and very thorough, and this continues to show through in most aspects of her life.
Jesus and I encourage Lena to express herself freely when in our company, and we really enjoy her unique personality and humour that shows through during those moments.
She has an artistic nature which was often expressed when she was editing our videos. We also see her bring her sense of style and art to almost every area of her life, including her personal artwork, her fashion, her flair for food preparation and presentation, and the way she uses decor in her home. Lena has an eye for detail and aesthetics and would often notice a problem with a camera shot or fix our hair (we don’t really notice those things). She would remember where an item of equipment was kept and she was a thoughtful gift giver, often noticing something about me and giving accordingly.
Lena’s childhood experiences growing up in Russia were difficult and triggered her courage and desire to leave Russia on her own as a teenager and experience life in other places of the world. She lived for a time in America before settling in Australia where she met and married Igor.
Lena often commented about her early experience of Russian society and the way that women are sexualized by men in their families and in general society and how women, including mothers, train their daughters to meet the sexual expectations of men. This treatment had a large impact on Lena and the development of her illness, cervical cancer.
Like all of us, before we become at-one with God, Lena has unhealed emotions and addictions. It is her avoidance of some of these addictions and emotions that created her illness. From the time we met Lena and Igor in 2010 we were always talking with them about these relationship issues and the impact not dealing with them would have on their future lives.
In 2014 Lena told us that precancerous cells had been found. Since then we have had many discussions with her and Igor about the emotional causes of cervical cancer. We talked about her suppressed anger about having to please men sexually and the childhood events that led to her belief that she had to do that. In 2017 we asked Igor to no longer work with us because we were concerned about his attitude and behaviour towards Lena and women generally. We felt he needed time away from us to decide whether he wanted to deal with those problems. At the same time we spoke with Lena about her eagerness to comply with a man’s demands and refusal to confront the man’s treatment of her even when she felt it was unloving.
In late 2018, Jesus and I asked Lena to stop working with us so that she could focus entirely on releasing these addictions and her hurt emotions. Since Igor was no longer living with her, she was attempting to enter the same addictions with other men, including Jesus, and using her work with Divine Truth to avoid the realities of her illness. We told her we were very concerned about her desire to deny and ignore emotions that continued to harm her and that were developing into major physical problems. We told her that without dealing with them properly she would die from cancer. Although reluctant, Lena saw the points that we were raising with her and made some decisions to change her life and deal more directly with her illness.
In the intervening years we have kept in touch, visited Lena and Igor at home and in hospital, and discussed the same spiritual and emotional issues with them when invited to. On Sunday 14th March 2021, 5 days prior to her passing, Lena invited us to visit again and told us that she had made the decision to pass. Her physical pain had been increasing for a long time and for many reasons she was finding it difficult to release the emotional pain that caused her physical illness.
Some of Lena’s difficulties included; blaming herself for the way others treated her, being judgemental towards herself and others, being angry about having to be truthful about others’ unloving treatment and taking action to correct it and love herself in the situation, not wanting to feel her own loneliness, not wanting to feel about how unloved she had been in her childhood, not wanting to feel her anger about men’s sexual projections and sexual demands, and using addictions and pleasing others as methods of avoiding those emotions. She was often angry at those who love her and pandering towards those who didn’t. Although none of these difficulties are any part of Lena’s nature or personality, Lena has anger, fear, and sadness relating to the issues we discussed with her, and wants to avoid experiencing and releasing these painful emotions.
Lena could see that these problems were still difficult for her to address and experience and we discussed that she would have opportunities to work through these emotions and make new choices in the spirit world. We discussed her fears and having faith about passing, having faith about God, God’s Love for her, and God’s Truth about the power of releasing painful emotion. We told her about the great deal of love available to her in the spirit world if she chooses it. We talked about the prayers of friends and efforts of spirits that can assist her now that she is there.
As Aphraar states in ‘Through the Mists’:
If some strong hand could, but for an instant, tear the veil aside, and bid the multitudes of earth behold the future as it really is, what a revelation it would be! How it would change their sighs to songs, remove all doubts of God’s eternal love, and proclaim a gospel for which all hearts are crying. It would be to earth what it is to me; I who more than once, or twice, or thrice had been cautioned that the life I led could only meet with condemnation at the bar of God; and yet I found the first words addressed to me were words of hope and encouragement – ‘I need not fear’
and in ‘The Life Elysian’:
The new life is so crowded with overwhelming surprises, so fruitful of charming distractions, so beautifully bewildering with unimagined pleasures, so tender in its diverting sympathies, that even earth’s purest conceptions are certain to be shattered and carried away, and the perfect God-design leads us gently forward into the fullness of our unanticipated joy.
Jesus feels that Lena was far too absorbed in fixing her physical symptoms rather than experiencing and taking action on her spiritual and emotional that cause her illness. I made a comment to Lena on one of our visits about how in the past I would become obsessed with a physical diet or ‘fix’ to avoid the emotional turmoil I was in at the time. She commented that she had also done this with some of the ‘therapies’ she tried in order to cure cancer. That is a good lesson which Lena was already ahead of the game in learning.
Lena came to see and continues to see lessons and truths that most people who listen to Divine Truth on Earth are still in denial of. Although Lena passed due to her physical illness, unlike many millions of humans who pass every year, she is aware of the spiritual and emotional causes of her passing and therefore we expect that in her spiritual life she will not encounter many of the difficulties that most people who pass from Earth experience.
Lena is resting quietly at the moment as her final two years of life on Earth were very exhausting and painful for her. Once she recovers some of her strength, we have made an arrangement with her to come and speak with us. We expect to continue to regularly talk to her as we do with many people who now live in the spirit world.
We love Lena and look forward to our ongoing and deepening friendship with her.
The Life Elysian
There breaks the soul from every weight away And for itself beholds and understands! In that clear dawn of life’s true morning light It turns, reviews, and then must needs accept Whate’er results from yesternight’s wild rush And feverish greed, within the robing-room of earth.
‘Tis then it learns how cherished ignorance False guide has been, and led the soul astray, Appraising tinsel at the price of gold, And teaching how base metal and true wealth were one, That, also, all the wild array of masquerade, Which fools had brought together for their revels, Were robes, insignia, orders and rewards Provided by the King, that all His sons Might dress and grace the marriage feast!
There comes the Truth, and all the false array In which we strutted forth, lordly and envied, Must then be thrown aside and left behind, As worse than useless – we have to pay their cost Ere we can forward pass. Each soul with painful rue There doffs its mantle of hypocrisy, to find Its royal lustre and its richness vanished with the night, Leaving but sign of poverty behind.
Then sighs the soul to learn its bankrupt state, For till that moment none can ever know The price it pays for such a treacherous robe, And false deceitful outfit; – We don it in expediency and haste, We doff it in the searching light of God.
Where is laid bare all bruises, scars and wounds We felt not when received in maddened rush To save the object of our choice from other hands. But in our passage to the feast we have to pause, Consider, and discharge th’ account for what we thought Was free to those who could secure and keep! And this is painful reckoning.
When this is o’er, then breaks the soul away And learns it has another role than masquerade To play on life’s eternal stage. It throws aside All relics of the brute, the savage and barbaric tastes, And making restoration with a pure repentance Steps to life’s mark clad but in freedom’s garb, With naught to weight, to hinder or retard Its course, and as a man starts on the race Which has its goal and destiny in God. ‘Tis of this race I sing, and now I bid you come And see how it is run on God’s own course – The Life Elysian!