Forgiveness and God’s Grace by Sharon Milliman

That it was a journey of healing for my body and for my soul. It is a journey because some hurts take a lifetime to forgive and we just can’t do it on our own. We need God to help us. But the WILL to forgive is the first step.

After my Near Death Experience, I learned that with God everything is Grace. Our very existence is by His Grace. He is constantly pouring out His love and grace upon us.

There is a saying” There but for the grace of God go any one of us”.

Truly, it is by His grace that we are where we are in life. As I have said before, when I had my life review, I never felt as though I was being judged. God does not judge us, we judge ourselves standing before Him. But, as I watched my life passing before me, I saw everything I ever said or did and there was no sense of remorse of guilt. All I felt was complete love and total acceptance.

There was no sense of being held bound by any past events nor were there any feelings of anger or resentment or any unresolved issues tying me down and keeping me trapped in time. All had been forgiven. I had let go of everything. I learned that forgiveness is the freedom of letting go.

That it was a journey of healing for my body and for my soul. It is a journey because some hurts take a lifetime to forgive and we just can’t do it on our own. We need God to help us. But the WILL to forgive is the first step.

Forgiveness is a process and it takes time, sometimes it takes years, and in some cases a lifetime. I learned that forgiveness is a creative act that takes us from prisoners of the past with hurtful memories, to strong, loving people living in the present who are free of the chains that kept us bound, and are now at peace. There is peace because all of the unresolved issues, and the hurt, and bitterness are gone which brings peace to the soul and harmony to one’s life. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting the wrong that was done to us; it means no longer feeling the pain that was done.

Unforgiveness, is a chain that keeps us held bound. We don’t have to forgive others. It is not a requirement. But if we want to be free and we want to heal from the hurts of life, then it is something that we need. Normally, the other party, or parties involved don’t care if they are forgiven, especially if they haven’t asked for forgiveness, they have gone on with their lives, completely oblivious to the devastation, and the hurt still left in our heart.

That’s why forgiveness is important; it breaks those chains and frees our heart. We need it in order to grow, otherwise we become stuck. When we become stuck we no longer feel God’s grace.

Of course, It is always there, we just don’t feel it anymore. And then we begin feeling the illusion that God has abandoned us. We need to allow forgiveness to flow through us and around us; and when we are aware that we are now free from those chains that held us bound, we are free to love unconditionally and we can send that unconditional love out into the world around us.

Then, the natural flow of God’s divine love dissolves all the hurt, all the bitterness, all the pain and the sense of being wronged. Then, we can allow His grace to come to us and flow through us, to forgive through us.

There is no more of the illusion of separation, no more feelings of abandonment. Forgiveness is the greatest form of unconditional love and acceptance. It is a gift that he gives us and it is through His grace that we experience this gift.

Sharon Milliman

A Song In The Wind
A Near Death Experience

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Knock and It Shall Be Opened

Only when you can confidently throw open or tear off those shutters completely, you will experience the true Light of Love that the Universe stands ready to reveal to you. It is your birthright, but it is also your choice.

Freewill.

One of the most misunderstood of all the concepts in between the personality and that we call God, the Divinity from which all things emerge. How, you may be asking, can I have freewill and yet my religion tells me that we also have karma or pre-destiny? This is an age-old conundrum.

There is many parts of the human being that are physical, but not all of you is in this physical reality that we think of as our existence. Consider, for a minute, that you are much more than a physical being that is currently walking on this planet we call Earth. Much of who you are, who you have always been and will always be, does not depend on this physical body that we so casually refer to as “me”.

Picture this, there is no beginning and no end to the soul; it is eternal. You are eternal. And, as an eternal being of light, you incarnate into this physical body willingly, knowing that with that decision, you are self-limiting yourself in physical form. Some of you may have sense of this, but it does not depend on you understanding this concept.

The Bible says, from dust you are made, to the dust you shall return. This passage refers to the portion of you that has become physical for the span of time you refer to as your life. Such a short amount of time as it is, it is merely a blink of an eye to the eternal you. When you take time into consideration, all that you call “good” and “bad” is merely a flicker of judgment you make with the limited understanding that you have obtained, mostly within the span of this life.

On a soul level, there is so much more to this; a greater understanding of experience that you can only have when you have a physical body. Choice is the true navigator of your life. What you choose, to do or not to do, this is what you have come here to play with. This is what amounts to freewill. Freewill, however, is as illusionary as this so-called reality that you are choosing to experience as a human being.

Freewill is a misnomer in that nothing is actually free, which is to say without consequences, as is the concept of willpower. Nothing can be willed to happen, everything that happens, happens because of what we perceive to be linear sequence of past to present. There is no past. Time and space, or rather space/time, exist only through our perception of this sequential, third-dimensional reality that we put so much stock in. One cannot fully understand what it like to be an eternal being while also fully enveloped in a 3D reality mindset.

Only through the acceptance of our eternal nature, you will understand that the Universe does not judge you. You judge you, and each other. Without judgment, there is no freedom of choice, as we think of it. There is also no need to experience the consequence of choice. There is only being Light, being Love. In this, you are free to choose to self-limit yourself as a human with a limited lifespan and to will yourself to be something other than light or love.

The Universe, “God” if you will, grants you the freedom to not believe, to not accept your own divinity. This is the sole purpose of the concept and exercise of so-called freewill. You are free to shutter yourself in a “lighthouse” of your own making. Free to close the shutters and either ignore or willfully deny your own light to shine. This is what the Bible passage talks about when it provides an allegory of hiding your light under a bushel basket. This is the choice you make to not shine your light; that much is a choice that can be called freewill.

What you may not fully realize is that this choice not to shine works both ways. You are not only hiding your light from other humans, you preventing the full light of the Universe to shine upon you. How silly is that? Why would the Universe give you this one choice? In fact, it did not. God did not give you freewill to shutter yourself up in your tower without windows. As a soul, you decided to conduct that experiment. What would this be like? To hide yourself from yourself and see what it would be like, to feel like, to close yourself up in that dark tower of your own creation.

If you have concluded that you don’t like what that feels like, then you have the choice to throw open those self-created shutters to expose yourself to yourself, to the Light of Love that you are. That is your choice. How will you ever know what it is like to freely shine that Light that has always been within you unless you risk exposing yourself to the Light that is Creation Itself?

You won’t. Until you do.

Again, there is no universal judgment and whether you choose to exercise this one measure of freewill. That is your choice. It has always been your choice and on a certain level, you know that. If you are reading these words, there must be a part of you that is ready to make that choice. To the degree you fear making that choice, you will risk either not opening up your shutters at all or perhaps, still uncertain of what is “out there”, you will only peak out briefly. In either case, that is you confirming that the Universe is unsafe. If that is your current belief, that is your truth.

Only when you can confidently throw open or tear off those shutters completely, you will experience the true Light of Love that the Universe stands ready to reveal to you. It is your birthright, but it is also your choice.

Will you let God’s Love shine upon you? It is your choice.

© 2017 DeBrady.biz

Aramaic Lord’s Prayer

Prayers of the Cosmos

Meditations on the Aramaic words of Jesus

prayer over dove on chapel ceiling
Prayers of the Cosmos

The below translation of The Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic to English
is taken from the book, Prayers of the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz.
There are several translations below each line of the prayer.

The Aramaic is in Bold letters and The King James V version is in parenthesis.

Excerpts from The Beatitudes follow The Lord’s Prayer.
There is so much more in this book than appears on this page.

…I took some of the lines and created my own, special prayer…

Prayers of the Cosmos

O Thou! The Breathing Life of all,
Creator of the Shimmering Sound that touches us.
Focus your light within us–make it useful:
as the rays of a beacon show the way.
Let your counsel rule our lives, clearing our intention for co-creation.
Create in me a divine cooperation–from many selves, one voice, one action.
Produce in us, for us, the possible: each only-human step toward home lit up.
Untangle the knots within so that we can mend our hearts’ simple ties to others.
Don’t let us enter forgetfulness, the temptation of false appearances.
Out of you, the astonishing fire, the birthing glory,
returning light and sound to the cosmos…
Again and again, from each universal gathering–of creatures,
nations, planets, time, and space–to the next.
Truly–power to these statements–may they be the ground from which all
my actions grow:
Sealed in trust and faith.
Amen.

Post #300 — Too Good to be True

Perfection is worth seeking, that said…

Seeking Perfection as a Guide

They also say that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

It’s not that perfection is a bad think, not at all, it’s just that in the wake of the idea of perfection, everything else seems…not quite as good. Whenever we have given ourselves permission to make perfection our goal, we…as human beings…have taken a giant step backwards into the abyss of complacency. It is during such times that we have not only failed ourselves, but all of the growth of the Oneness of consciousness that is our birthright.

Recently, I fell into that trap and quickly found myself hip-deep in the quagmire of illusion. For, it is an illusion to think that perfection is, or even should be, achieved. The fall from that illusion was a hard one, but entirely necessary. I am grateful that my path sees fit to loosen me from the temporary grip of this illusion, even as I look back and admire that trap for what it was. The trap of perfection can be difficult to get free from, since from within its embrace, all looks…perfect. Friends and confidants can try to free you, but one can only free oneself through the voluntary awakening that is always provided when one is on the spiritual path.

The Red Pill

The difficulty remains and a wise observer will need to stay vigilant, will always need to heed the voices of those one has placed faith in, and most importantly, learn the lessons that will always become apparent once freed. It is the red pill. It is the opening of ones eyes to the truth. It will be jarring and there may be a period of uncertainty, even self-doubt. But, that too shall pass.

So, use perfection as your guide in life…not as your goal for your life. It really is better to have an idea of perfection than to settle for imperfection. But, as a guide, this idea can have a sense of fluidity…expansiveness. As a goal, once you believe you have reached it, you will become complacent and stop the striving that is intrinsic to the human physical experience.

There is a delicate balance to be maintained here; one that will take every molecule of your being for the rest of your life. Rather, be bold and nothing can or will stand in your way of being the perfect you!