Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Open your mind ... Unfold your heart...

We are bound by nothing.  There is nothing in the universe that can bind us to our past or habits that no longer serve us or beliefs that are not for our greatest good or thoughts of dis-ease, lack, not being loved, boredom, or stagnation.

Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing can bind us to the yuck in our lives...
Except our minds ...  Our beliefs!

Dr. Ernest Holmes began his radio show every week with:
There is a power for good in the universe and you get to use it.

Let that ring in your ears and mind...
 There is a power for good in the universe and you get to use it.

Oh yeah? You may ask. Why? How? When?

When ... is now: You are using it now. You used it yesterday and you will use it tomorrow.

Why?  Well, that is the way the Universe works. That is how the Source of all, experiences It's creations. That is one of your gifts ... to yourself! To YourSelf!

And how did that happen? How does that work

That is what I am writing about today.

Gary Flynn Floyd's song, UNBOUND, says:

Relax your senses, feel every part ...

I had some challenges a couple of years ago and that song inspired me to go beyond my hurt feelings, my sadness, my disappointment. At first, I thought it would be a good song to send to one of the reasons last Fall wasn't very delightful, but then I realized the message, though it would be good for that person to hear it, showed up for me to listen and learn from. Showed up to empower me. Hear are the lyrics:
Open your mind, unfold your heart
Relax your senses, feel every part
You ain't got a thing to fear
Looks like love that's growing here
So take your guard and let it down
Go deeper still until you come unwound

Breathe every breath, Release your cringe
Love without waiting, Slowly unhinge
You ain't got a thing to fear
Looks like love that's growing here
So take your guard and let it down
Go deeper still until you come unwound

You can stop waiting for love to find you, Look inside your heart
Love's already who you are

So lift up your voice, Let it be heard
Tell me your story, tell it to me
Don't leave out a word, not a word
I think I have been there too, I'm a seeker just like you
So take your guard and let it down
Go deeper still until you come unwound

Lay it down, lay it down, lay it down
Open your mind, Unfold your heart
Lyrics by Gary Lynn Floyd
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The reason I am using it in my blog today is to empower you. I want you to leave this page remembering who You are.

Now, this may be uncomfortable to hear ... hard to absorb ... make you anxious ... make you think I am out of my mind or worse. But, I want to talk about who you really are!

Are you ready? Its a biggie!
Here goes:

The 'how does that work' in there is a Power for Good in the Universe and you get to use it is that you ... each and every one of you ... and me, too ... 

... are God ...
You are God!
I'm going to let that soak in a bit.
You are the I AM that is written about in Scriptures

I don't say this lightly or with any disrespect. I don’t say it to scare you, worry you, shame you, or anything like that! I say it to empower you! I don't even need to express in big letters, with a fancy font, and in color. It is simple, but, of course, powerful proclamation ... You are God!
Open your mind, unfold your heart!

Are you breathing? Take a deep breath!

Release your cringe!

Thank you for not throwing anything at me, it's hard on the monitor. You are the Power, through your mind and heart ... you know they work together the mind and the heart – it's a matrix of Power, the heart-mind matrix.There's a great book by Joseph Chilton Pierce on the subject. And I would add to that - your gut (inspiration)

Remember the math of manifesting:   thoughts + feelings = beliefs 

Beliefs color your experiences. Understand the you are the power over what your thoughts, desires, wants, needs, wishes, mock-ups, and, most importantly, your beliefs manifest into your experiences. How you react to those experiences, your perspective on them, also influences, flavors, or colors your next experiences. It is all the result of the Law of Cause and Effect.

Back to the song: Take your guard and let it down, go deeper still until you come unwound! Unbound!

This YOU ARE GOD is not a new idea or philosophy ... it's been said before; maybe more eloquently or succinctly, but probably not so blatantly. All religions and philosophies that teach love present God as being everywhere and in everything, right? So then, logically, God must be within each and every one of us! Here is some corroborating proof from several sources, both familiar and not.

Genesis 26
 Then God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ... 
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

The words image and likeness do not refer to looks, otherwise we would all look like that guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel:
check out the one on the left with all the cherubs
I mean, come on, who do you know looks like that guy in the nightgown?
In Genesis, it is referring to the essence, the character, the energy, the qualities, the function of God, which is creation

The Unity Church of Practical Christianity states
We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image.
The spirit of God lives within each person ... 
We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.

In Ephesians 4:5-6, we read
One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all.

Luke 17, 20-21 tells the story...
When some of the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come, he answered to them, the kingdom of God does not come by observation. Neither will they say, Behold, it is here! Or, behold, it is there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

We are the medium for God to express Itself. That's what Jesus was trying to tell everyone. Not that he's the great exception, but the great example. 

Jesus speaks about those who believe in his philosophies in ...
John 14:12
 ...even greater than these things he shall do.

Meister Eckhart, a Catholic mystic from the Middle Ages, wrote:  
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

Jumping up to early 20th century, James Allen (“As A Man Thinketh”) wrote, in "Man: King of Mind, Body, and Circumstance":
The kingdom over which man is destined to rule with undisputed sway is that of his own mind and life; but this kingdom, as already shown, is not separate from the universe, is not confined to itself alone; it is intimately related to entire humanity, to nature, to the current of events in which it is, for the time being, involved, and to the vast universe.... Man can reign over his own mind; can be lord over himself. Until he does so reign, his life is unsatisfactory and imperfect.

Returning to the New Testament, in 1John 4:8, it says:
He that does not love does not know God; for God is love.

...for God is love!

Dr. Ernest Holmes' definition of Love from 
THE SCIENCE OF MIND, states that love is...
The self-givingness of the Spirit through the desire of Life to express Itself in terms of creation

Ralph Waldo Emerson also tells us that Love is a synonym for God. And:
If a man is at heart just, then in so far is he God;
the safety of God, the immortality of God,
the majesty of God do enter into that man with justice.

Over and over again, we read what those who have spent their life pondering, writing, experiencing, and proving, through their experiences, say about the concept that the Kingdom of Heaven is within:

Through Charles and Myrtle Fillmore and their great-grand-daughter, Connie: 
God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being.

We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.

Emma Curtis Hopkins, called the teacher of teachers, from THE RADIANT I AM:
I know that I AM at my own Center, authority over and through my universe, and I shall ordain my twelve disciples, or my twelve powers, to spread my Original Nature abroad till from me to the utmost stretches all is my Divine Ego.

The First Principle of Unity Church of Practical Christianity states:
God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.

To be clear, we are God unto our lives, our experiences. You are not the boss of me! But you are the boss of you.

I don't have time to bring in the Greeks, the Tao, other Eastern philosophies, metaphysicians, philosophers, scientists, Neville, Dr. Dyer, etc:

From Image and likeness of God ... One God in you all ... the kingdom of God/Heaven is within you ... God is the one power, all good, everywhere present ... Divine nature within ... in God, we live and move and have our being ... individual, eternal expressions of God, you have been told for thousands of years:
You are God!

You are the actor, the director and the playwright in your life. You are also the casting director: what roles are you casting yourself in?

You are the sculptor and glass blower: how will you mold your life?

You are the painter and sketch artist: what colors and shapes will you present to the world?

You are the gardener and farmer: what seeds will you plant and how will you nourish those seeds to burgeon into beauty?

I invite you to start thinking in this new/empowering way. It might not be an easy thing to say out loud; in fact, I would avoid that one. I wouldn't go around telling everyone, “I am God.” I tried it, it doesn't go over well … especially with the ladies. Mostly because they already know they are … and they know who's really the boss of me … them. But seriously, Dear Reader:
Remember who you are …

“I am” is a complete sentence and anything you follow those two words with, is at your volition. The volition gifted to you by the Universe. And it shows up in your experiences. So "I AM" big and True.

Even in Southern California, Seasons change ... but not you. But the knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

Open your mind, unfold your heart

And live the greatest you. The True you. The God in you!

For the God in me sees the God in you.


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