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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016

SIMPLE MACHINES

Early in our mutual existence, humankind used hands and feet as simple tools. What is a simple tool? As simple tool is “a ‘simple machine’; which is a non-motorized device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. In general, a simple machine can be defined as one of the simplest mechanisms that provide mechanical advantage; a.k.a. leverage [Wikipedia.com].”

When the forces opposing the hands and feet were greater than our limb extensions could handle, we invented simple machines to extend the force of our limb extensions. “Six classical simple machines which were defined by Renaissance scientists: Lever, Wheel and axle, Pulley, Inclined plane, Wedge, and Screw [Wikipedia.com].”

These tools increase the physical force applied to objects from our hands and feet allowing us to move objects that we couldn’t move on our own. We have used these tools to take advantage of the force of ‘leverage’. What is leverage? It means several different things:

It is “the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever; power or ability to act or to influence people, events, decisions by advantage, strength, weight, clout or pull; the use of a small initial investment, credit, or borrowed funds to gain a very high return in relation to one's investment, to control a much larger investment, or to reduce one's own liability for any loss; to use (a quality or advantage) to obtain a desired effect or result;  to provide with leverage over something else; to invest or arrange using leverage; to exert power or influence on something outside of oneself [dictionary.com].”

As you can see, leverage can mean a host of possibilities all in relation to using something small to move something else that ‘appears’ to be larger or unmovable. Do we have an internal simple tool or machine that can move omniversal forces that appear to be ‘unmovable’? It turns out that we do. We have the ability to ‘visualize’ an end result that fulfills our desires and brings us joy. By feeling that joy we are using Divine love to bring peace and understanding.

The larger energies and matter of the cosmos are determined by the ‘lesser’ or ‘darker’ energies and matter that exist ‘beyond’ our senses. As with an electronic relay, a smaller electrical force moves a ‘switch’ that affects a larger electrical force by using opposing forces that ‘naturally’ exist. Divine order affects natural order when we know we are pursuing that for which we were created to fulfill. It moves the natural ‘darker’ or ‘lesser’ forces to affect the larger and more apparent forces that we perceive in our minds.

The secret to utilizing our built in ‘omniversal relay’ is to keep the channel of fulfillment open between our hearts and minds. Divine love flows from our hearts to affect our minds to co-create the beauty that we seek. When we meditate daily we keep that channel open to live in peace, understanding, joy and Divine love. It ‘affects’ that inner simple tool to leverage the forces of nature to create that which we desire.

It does this when we EXPECT the fulfillment of what we visualize by feeling the joy of its creation. It’s not about believing it will happen; it’s about knowing that it will because you are fulfilling your Divine purpose in Divine order. Prayer energizes the relay; meditation allows the energy to flow through the relay; and service to others by sharing your talents, skills and abilities flips the relay to bring about the Divine desires implanted in your heart.

Too simple? Perhaps. However, it’s simpler than you think and more complex than you feel. Focus on the end result of your desires and expect their fulfillment in Divine order. Watch the simple omniversal machine create that which you KNOW you were created to fulfill. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. Their relays are clouded with doubt, worry and fear fueled by their ego’s desire to protect what they ‘believe’ is real more than what they ‘know’ is real. Be ye therefore simply complex! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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A CHASM OF DOUBT

Anytime we violate what someone else believes they create a chasm of doubt, worry and fear that they feel they need to defend because their entire existence is predicated on their beliefs more than Divine knowledge.

Beliefs are the rigid armor of mediocrity and when we dent that armor, self-survival becomes more important than truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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THE UNDERLYING TRUTH

The underlying truth is more than you sense, perceive and believe. If you base your life only on your senses, your perceptions and your beliefs you are limiting that which you are by that which you experience.

Be that which you are and in turn what you experience will be a reflection of that which you are and not that which you believe.

Knowing comes when beliefs are let go in favor of experiencing Divine love. Be ye therefore living in Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SPIRITUAL REVELATION

Sharing the aberrances and deceptions of others is not your ego lashing out at them. It is the spirit revealing just what is aberrant and what is deceptive.

Those who accuse those who share these aberrances and deceptions are operating more from ego than from the spirit because in their accusations lie the motivations of the ego to suppress the Spirit of God within each and every one of us.

Don’t listen to others’ egos more than the Spirit of God within you. If you do, then you are succumbing to the aberrances and deceptions of their egos controlling, dominating and manipulating what you believe in order serve themselves and their yearnings for power over you.

Be ye therefore focused on the revelation of the Spirit of God within you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCT

Ego is a psychological construct of chemical reactions that create thoughts dedicated to protecting oneself at all costs; in other words, self-survival. It is not a physical object; it is a resultant process of thought manipulation and repetition that creates beliefs that get embedded in one’s subconscious mind.

It resides in the reptilian brain and reacts to perceptions and beliefs that one is being threatened with physical or psychological harm. When it is exposed for what it is it will defend its existence at all costs even though it is a ‘by-product’ of consciousness and not the origination of it.

It lives to be aberrant and deceive; in order to remain in command. It will do anything, even hurt itself or others to convince itself and others that its existence is the most valid thing to benefit all. It has its place; to protect you from harm.

However, when it becomes the only thing you ever listen to, it deprives you from being what you were created to be. Why? Because it lives in mediocrity seeking safety and security in an environment that is so unpredictable that it must lie to itself to be validated.

Listen to the Spirit of God within and be what you were created to be by allowing Divine love to be expressed in Divine order. Be ye therefore full of love and NOT ego! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Elizabeth and I would like to invite you all to our site ‘Service In Prayer’. For many months we have been led to offer a way for our online friends to have a forum to share our prayer needs with each other.

The purpose of this website is to connect with one another and share our needs for healing in whatever areas we feel we need. Please visit the website or go to the Facebook forum to post any public prayers on the Wall or PM us for private prayers.

We will pray for you or help you to find Prayer Partners to assist you in healing and realization of your Divine purpose and the unfolding of it in Divine order.

Thank you all for your support, kindness and for blessing us with your ongoing friendship. Peace and blessings to all of you and your families! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Failure is nothing more than being successful at not doing something the right way! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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All of you are great, intelligent and perfect! You are the expression of the Most High and the Divine within each and every one of you is PERFECT! Allow Divine love to flow that perfection through you each and every day and experience health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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WHAT IS THE
DAY OF JUDGMENT?

Is it a day in the future or is it a metaphor for you when you become aware of your divinity? According the Judeo-Christian and Muslim traditions the Day of Judgment means “the day at the end of the world when God judges the moral worth of individual humans or the whole human race.” It is a day of reckoning or final judgment. Accordingly, Solomon states the following: “Wealth is not useful in the day of wrath but righteousness saves from death” ~Solomon, Proverbs 11:4 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English). So, all of those that have accumulated wealth will find it of no use in the final Day of Judgment (wrath). However, being righteous will save you from death.

Are you behaving in a righteous manner in your life? Are your words truthful or full of lies? Will you be held responsible for the words that you have or have not spoken? “For I say to you that every idle word that people will speak, they will give an answer for it in the Day of Judgment” ~Yeshua, Matthew 12:36 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English). Yeshua states that we will have to answer for ‘the idle words’ we have ever spoken in the final day. As for our faith, is it static or dynamic? Does it evolve into complete trust in the Divine? Or does it change based on the good works we sow? “The work of every person is revealed, for that day reveals it, because the work of every person is revealed by fire, what sort it is; the fire will test it” ~Paul, 1st Corinthians 3:13 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English).

In other words, the Spirit of God (the fire) will test the results of your faith and good works. Why? For you to validate the truth of the spirit within in the experiences in your life! Is the Day of Judgment the day that where every man woman and child will be judged for their actions and thoughts while on this planet? It has been debated among religious scholars as to whether or not this is an ongoing process or if it is reserved for the time of the Revelation when they believe Yeshua returns. Is the Day of Judgment the day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives? Is it a day of reckoning? Or is it simply an ongoing process where each and every one of us purges the control, domination and manipulation of our egos by embracing the ‘fire’ of the Spirit of God?

Every time you choose to allow Divine love to move through you without judging others is the ‘test’ of fire that you have passed. It is not only using Divine faith and trust to guide your life it is performing good works from that experience of Divine love. In essence, it is the daily practice of prayer, meditation, service and fulfillment. The Day of Judgment is NOT some day off in the future. It is today. It is everyday that you choose to live in Divine love and share it with others. Be ye therefore full of Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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LEVELS OF SELF

Eschatology is a load of B.S. invented by religion to keep their constituents in line and fill up the church coffers!

Trust in God only by discerning the words and intentions of humankind. Truth is not truth until it is continually validated as such.

Be ye therefore attentive and discerning to the words of others and their intentions behind them. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A LOVER OF LIFE

My meager attempt at honoring Dr. Maya Angelou. A poet and lover of life:

Where have I come from?
Where have I been?
Is it the way I look at things
Now and then?
The focus I have
Is on the spirit within
For in the moment
I strive to begin
Moving forward
I desire to serve
And from all angles
From attacks I swerve
For in the moment
You decide to live the truth
You have to learn to deal with the ramblings of the uncouth
People who live from their ego and belief
I go within to seek relief
When I enter the presence
I am bathed with Divine love
I soak it all in
From below to above
The peace that I feel
Gives me understanding and joy
The Divine love I live
Is not a ploy
To lead others astray
On their path to unity
It is to help others out
And serve their community
Love is not love
Unless it is shared
And life is not lived
Until it is declared
To be a gift from the Divine
An extension of SELF
To live in truth, beauty and love
Is to care for oneself
And so I say to all of you
On your pathway unfolding perfection
Listen to the still small voice of God
Always giving you direction!
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AN ANGEL WALKED
AMONG US

An angel walked among us
With a flair for words
She touched all of our hearts
We flew like the birds
She gave us a gift
Of clarity and peace
And now she has left us
Her thoughts will never cease
To inspire generations
With the kiss from the Divine
The gentleness of spirit
Always giving us the rhyme
To move forward in unity
Towards the commonest of goals
Of living in peace, love and harmony
As her poems foretold
And now dearest Maya
You’ve returned to your home
Where angels sing in poetry
And listeners never roam
The gift of your words
Will ring in our hearts forever
To give us all hope
In everything we endeavor.

Thank you dearest Maya for the gifts you have given us all. We will miss you and always remember you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ODE TO MAYA

Words of wonder
Graced our lives
Fear asunder
We realized
Hope is present
When we embrace our humanhood
Evil is diffused
Leaving only our good
What she taught us
Was how to grow
To love who we are
And to truly know
Her words will always linger
In the center of our hearts
To remove our finger
From the trigger that tarts
In her heart was no fear
Just resolve
In her mind was the truth
In which we were involved
She knew that somehow
One day we would expand and grow
That’s why she kept going
Shining her heavenly glow
We must always remember
How her words made us think
How they opened our feelings
To quench our thirst we must drink
From the Divine nectar
That flows from the center of our hearts
That the sum of each other
Is always greater than our parts.
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THE LIES OF THE
DECEIVERS

When the truth is only known by a small contingent of people, the lies of the deceivers will proliferate like a parasite that chokes the life out of its host.

Since the parasite doesn't realize that when it kills its host that it kills itself, it operates on its biological imperative only; and as a result, kills itself in the process.

Those who proliferate lies are killing themselves in order to live. Soon they will be known as the fig tree that was cursed by Christ for not bearing good fruit. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

 

STATE OF MIND

Amid the aberrant acts of our politicians who censure and blame one another for lying and misrepresenting the facts in favor of their ‘opinions’, it all goes to their state of mind. Do they know they are lying? Do they care? Or are they so convicted to their opinions that they convince themselves and others making their opinions established beliefs?

The Latin says, "actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea." Or, "the act is not culpable unless the mind is guilty." Yeah, right. The basis of corruption and collusion is the justification that what you are doing comes from what you believe is right for you and your constituents.

When your beliefs are so strong that they are more important to you than the facts, it is your ego that is command; the same ego that doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone else but yourself. Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric of lawyers and politicians.

It is nothing more than ‘sleight of hand’ to distract you from the facts and to make their ‘spin’ on the facts more plausible to their constituents. Censure any and all lawyers, judges, bureaucrats and politicians that ‘claim’ that they are operating on the facts. If they cannot back it up with the truth, they are all ‘talking shit’! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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ARGUING

Arguing escalates to violence only by willing participants. Before you reach your frustration threshold learn to not to perseverate any negative feelings to the point where you lose control.

When your feelings take over the ego blinds you to your reactions to others, justifying using aberrant behavior in defense of self. Your beliefs and values are your inner sounding board.

Never let anyone push your emotional buttons to react with anger or violence. When you are too sensitive to being treated in an aberrant fashion, your reactive emotions will take the lead.

Allow others to be who they are but NOT to make you into who they are. Stand your ground and proact by sharing Divine love; whether directly or indirectly. Only you are responsible for your peace.

It is your job to maintain your inner peace, develop your understanding of others, live in joy with yourself and share Divine love with all. Be ye therefore supportive of peace for all. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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HARD CHOICES

The next time you hear a Republican harping, “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!”, refer them to Hillary Clinton’s book entitled, “Hard Choices”. In it she states, “There’s a difference between unanswered questions and unlistened to answers.” How many times have you told people your reasons for doing things the way you do them and they simply ignore you because you didn’t give them the answers they wanted to hear?  How many of you have had to deal with self-absorbed drunks who practically NEVER listen to anything you say and when you refer back to it they INSIST you never said it? Are you tired of dealing with the egos of others who think that the world revolves around them and their selfish yearnings?

It is clear that Hillary Clinton is focusing on her opposition’s pre-conceived notions and agenda manifestation. If you decide that something that has occurred was based on how you ‘want’ to see it, then you will find the ‘evidence’ to back it up. Your self-fulfilling prophecies ‘recognize’ and ‘embrace’ that which allows your preconceptions to be fulfilled. It no longer matters ‘what’ the truth is; the only thing that matters is what fits into your little ‘box’ of thinking and feeling. When things don’t fit into that box, what do you do? Do you hide the evidence? Do you discharge it as not being valid without testing its validity? Or do you simply explain it away in order to keep your little ‘box’ secure?

Anytime you forego the sharing of the truth at all costs you have allowed the agenda manifestation of your ego to override the truth of the Spirit of God. Your selfishness has blocked the flow of Divine love and interfered with Divine truth. You have blocked the dam of your well-being and that of others as well. This creates internal emotions of doubt, worry and fear over the deception you have perpetrated on yourself and others. It puts you in a vicious cycle of emotional turmoil, dissension and limited self-expression. Why go down the road that leads to the demise of your soul? Why become that which you fear in others? Why choose to harbor false witness when the truth that’s in front of you can be tested for validity?

Listen to the answers that have already been stated. Evaluate their validity and determine the truth. Stop asking questions that have already been asked and answered. If you cannot bring something new to the table, then stop harping on that which has already been answered. It reveals that you have an egotistical agenda that you are seeking to manifest over exactly what the truth is. You are fooling yourself in order to manifest your selfish agenda. You are NOT a truth seeker! You are a controller, dominator and manipulator who only cares to fulfill your preconceptions of reality. Unfortunately, many of our leaders follow this lead. Remove those who follow this script from office. We need leaders who deal with the truth by testing its validity over and over again MORE than rehash and recycle the same questions that have already been answered. Be ye therefore a listener! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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ABERRANT BEHAVIORS

When any one of us has their rights stifled, passed over or diminished, all of us have suffered and it is up to us to correct this aberrant behavior.

When the rights of the one slips through the cracks, it diminishes the rights of the many. If basic human rights, dignities and social mores are stepped on, it is up to the many to correct the behaviors of those perpetrating the aberrances.

We are only ‘one’ when we ensure our mutual self-survival. We do this by knowing that we all have the Spirit of God within us and that we should act according to the spirit and NOT the selfishness of the ego. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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MELTING AWAY
INTO OBLIVION

When you finally give yourself permission to experience inner peace, your frustrations melt away into oblivion. If you live every day tolerating your frustrations, you are operating more from your ego than the Spirit of God within. Tolerance implies that you believe that your ways of doing things are better than others. You ‘allow’ their behaviors by them even though you don’t agree with them. Who died and left you boss anyway? What makes you think that you have cornered the market on ‘proper’ behaviors to the point that your ‘frustration tolerance’ is well honed?

In order to proact effectively in life you have to develop a plan of attack on how you will behave when the aberrances of others confront you. Will you lash out and react to their negative behaviors? Will you participate in their dramas? Will you emotionally support their dysfunctional behaviors? Or will you stop elevating yourself in your own mind to the point that you ‘tolerate’ the behaviors of others? Your frustration lies in how you look at yourself and how you deal with the behaviors of others. If you perpetually react to others’ behaviors by ‘buying’ into them, you are NOT understanding your role in your growth and expansion.

If you proact, you are making methodical steps to ensuring your inner joy despite the behaviors of others. Embracing Divine love is the key to ‘affecting’ an ongoing state of ‘proneness to encouragement’ instead of ‘frustration tolerance’. Extend yourself to others by allowing them to be who they are in your mind without you feeling in your heart that you are better than them because of how you think, feel, believe, speak, act and behave. Encourage them to be who they are just as you encourage yourself to be who you are.

In this way, you have not elevated yourself to a position where you feel the need to ‘tolerate’ their behaviors simply because they do things differently than you. Be ye therefore encouraging! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WHAT GIVES?

CONCEPTUAL LINES

The apparent lines between the rich and poor are concepts in everyone’s’ minds. One of the greatest scientists who ever lived was berated in school because of his diction and dropped out. He apprenticed binding books and attended science lectures taking meticulous notes. He printed a book on one of the lectures for the scientist (Humphry Davy) who discovered the element called Calcium. After working for him for years, he discovered how magnetism and electricity interacted. He invented the electric motor and transformer; two items that we could not live without in our modern world. His name was Michael Faraday.

After his discovery, the scientist whom he worked for became jealous of his new found notoriety. He assigned a task to him to discover Joseph von Fraunhofer’s (a Bavarian glassmaker and researcher who experimented in his laboratory with simple equipment and detected dark lines in the spectrum of sunlight) secret formula for how lenses bent light. He spent four years and could not solve the chemical composition of the lenses. Later, he experimented with many chemicals trying to get them to transmit light and be influenced by a magnetic field; but to no avail. It was one of the failed lenses that he had crafted that he used in desperation in his experiment that finally affected light with the magnetic field. In his later years he was plagued with memory loss, depression and melancholy. He did not have the education to prove his discovery of magnetic lines of force and fell into disfavor.

It wasn’t until James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish mathematical physicist of privilege came along and applied mathematical formulas to Faraday’s experiments. He published a book and delivered it to Faraday; much like Faraday did to Humphry Davy in his early years. The cycle of passion and desire for the truth had come full circle. Davy looked down on Faraday despite Faraday’s passion for the truth. He used his privilege to steer Faraday against his passions because of his jealous ego. Maxwell, on the other hand, used his privilege and education to exalt the theories and experimentation of Faraday into a completely provable scientific status.

Wealth and privilege is not a bad thing when it seeks the truth at all costs. When it succumbs to ego and selfishness, it might delay greatness for a period of time, but it will NEVER halt it completely. As a result, Faraday, despite his illnesses, was eventually vindicated for his life’s work. He sums it up in his most famous quote: “Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.” ~Michael Faraday. Watch this episode of Cosmos to see his extraordinary story and see how poverty and privilege can work together for truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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BE THAT WHICH
YOU WERE CREATED
TO BE!

If you truly love yourself, be that which you were created to be! Nothing else matters until your Divine purpose matters to you. Don’t watch life go by and witness others being themselves and living in joy not thinking and feeling that you have that right as well.

The only impediment to you being whom and what you were created to be is in your belief that you can’t, you won’t or you aren’t worthy of it. Stop listening to those who tell you that you are deficient in some way.

The Spirit of God is within you and NOTHING that is created by Divine love is stained with lack and limitation. It is only in the following through with the beliefs that you have learned and accepted as true from others, books and feelings that hinder the perfect unfolding of your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Be that which is the perfection that created you, not in what you believe is your ‘lot’ in life. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! The Reps voted down funding for embassy security and ignored Hillary Clinton’s warnings.

OK, why? Let's see...could it be that you wanted to setup the current administration to take a fall since the ACA became LAW!!!

See things for what they are and NOT what they appear to be. The less discerning are the prey of the diabolical. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE DEPTHS OF
SELFISHNESS

When the acquisition of power over others becomes more important than sharing Divine love, your ego has successfully convinced you to follow its lead into the depths of selfishness.

When the sharing of Divine love becomes more important than the acquisition of power over others, the Spirit of God within has successfully guided you to follow its lead to the peak of selflessness.

When you follow that which edifies and never diminishes, it reveals that you are truly a child of the Most High and that you share Oneness with all of life. Be ye therefore selfishly selfless! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

MY ONLY IMPERFECTION

My only imperfection is in not recognizing my Divine perfection. When I accept that I am not divinely perfect, I open myself up to the doubts, worries and fears that delude me from experiencing the abundance in which I am always immersed.

My daily mission is to get out of my own way by allowing Divine perfection to express Divine love through me with each and every breath I take.

I am perfect in Divine love and dismiss any and all distractions from that fact. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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TIMELESS

The following song was from an album I produced in 1992 for the Artist Steve Miceli. Steve is on guitar, I am on keyboards (strings), Dave Karns is on bass and Jim Burnett is on drums. Timeless is about Steve meeting his elderly grandmother an marveling at her many years of living. Enjoy the trip through the caverns. Many of the photos are by Juli Ginez.; one of our sisters here on Facebook! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Does time really exist? Do you have a past, present and future? Or are you just able to string one moment to the next in your brain like a frame in movie to create what appears to be movement in a direction? If that is so, then time is no more than a sequence of events that you perceive unfolding one after another in the space that you occupy. Some scientists say that time is an illusion and some say that space is an illusion. What seems to be closest to the observable truth is that what exists in the perceived dualistic reality is what is called space-time.

Combinations of elemental particles of what appears as matter (or the most dense energy) congeals to a common state of physical being by the gravitational pull of dark matter, or the substance that we cannot sense that holds our physical bodies together. It is called dark matter because it behaves as particles in gravity and we cannot sense it; hence ‘dark’. Combinations of elemental waves of what appears as energy (or the least dense matter) is a result of a mysterious force that we cannot sense that separates energy from matter based on its density and is known as dark energy. It is called dark energy because it behaves as waves of energy and we cannot sense it; hence ‘dark’. The relationship between energy and matter is described in Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (E=mc2). This formula reveals that if you accelerate the mass of an object of matter to the velocity of light squared it transforms into energy; or that there is an equivalency between matter and energy.

Matter is nothing more than the densest form of energy and energy is the least dense form of matter. The unseen ‘objects’ and gravity from those objects of dark matter (or the appearance of those objects with mass and density) and the unseen forces of dark energy are all illusions that we perceive to be real. Everything that ‘occurs’ in space-time creates an electro-chemical ‘copy’ in our brains from what we sense. It is NOT the object or force but a copy of that object or force that we perceive as being real in the 3 dimensions (length, width, depth) of space and 1 dimension of time. Some scientists say there are 9 or 10 dimensions of space and one of time (String Theory) and some say there is only one dimension that appears to be multi-dimensional space-time. Whatever ‘reality’ may be, we are inextricably tied to it simply because we perceive it; whether it is an illusion or a finite set of rules and principles that govern a physically perceived reality.

We are immersed in this cosmic soup that we call reality and we affect it just as much as it affects us. We might not perceive our affectations, but they do exist since we co-create perceptions of events in the perceived dualistic reality. The perceived dualistic reality is the range between extremes of black and white, cold and hot, closer and farther. It is a projection of polarity where energy and matter co-exist perceptually within the soup of dark energy and dark matter that we don’t perceive. Time is a construct of the existence of the perceived dualistic reality which affords us the ability to measure the unfolding and refolding of existence within our perceptions or existence. When we become totally aware of this moment, or when we are ‘being here now’, we are timeless.

Yes the perception of time continues outside of us but the reality of timelessness within us becomes readily apparent. It is in this moment of the now that everything that has ever existed, that is existing now and ever will exist are one in our timeless perception. It is within our grasp to tune in to this moment and ‘feel’ the information revealed from the very act of existence and affect the outcome of the course of subsequent events that occur from this moment. This means that we CAN co-create our ‘reality’ by being aware of our ability to do so and then directing our thoughts (energy) to affect the creation of objects (matter) in the perceived dualistic reality.

Being here now and living in the now from moment to moment is really all we have. It is the time where an external illusion of time exists concurrently with an internal reality of timelessness; a vortex, so to speak of energy and matter. Make the ‘time’ each and every day to meditate on the now. Experience the timelessness and presence of the Divine within your being. Feel the omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence and omniparience of the Creator of the entire omniverse and use your ability to co-create your reality from these Divine attributes. After all, we are all children of the Most High Divine Creator of the omniverse and we have the ability to co-create ‘our’ reality from the gift of Divine grace and expression of Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ATTENTION AND FOCUS

Always remember that it is up to you to define what occupies your attention or what distracts you from your focus.

Every moment that you allow distractions to sidetrack you from fulfilling your Divine purpose in Divine order you are cheating yourself from living in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance.

Share your talents, skills and abilities each and every day with others in Divine love and stay focused on contribution more than convolution. Be ye therefore focused! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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God has no ego. The ego is a construct of the consciousness in our reptilian brains. God is infinite and not petty or selfish or self-serving. We have egos because we generate electro-chemical thought in our brains. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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JUDGING COMES FROM EGO

Again, I have been accused of judging someone for making a statement about the ego. I suggested to the person to look up the definition of judgment. I have discerned reality by evaluating the facts in evidence. Nothing comes before God; however, the ego has one job and that is self-survival at all costs. It is a construct of emergent human consciousness and expresses separation from God more than unity with God. If you ‘believe’ that you are God’s ego, then you are NOT elevating the Spirit of God in your life. You are elevating your own ego to the point where you believe that it has total reign over reality.

The ego mostly reacts to observations, perceptions and evaluations that experience relays in the perceived dualistic reality by making electro-chemical copies in your brain. These copies are NOT reality; they are images ‘of’ reality. By choosing to listen to the still small voice of God within you are ‘proacting’ by implementing a plan of action to ‘feel’ within your heart what is unfolding in the greater scheme of things in relation to your immediate experience. This is NOT ego. Saying that you are God’s ego is anthropomorphizing the Divine into a limited expression of reality.

When you limit that which is limitless, you are operating from ‘human’ ego and NOT from the Spirit of God. If you so choose to dispute this; that is your right. However, by holding onto your beliefs over the discerned picture of reality, you are proving that your ego is in command and NOT the Spirit of God. Choose to go within and listen to that which is more concerned over mutual survival than self-survival alone. Be ye therefore in spirit more than ego. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

YOU ARE GODS?

Yeshua said to them, “Is it not written in your law, 'I have said, “You are gods”'?” ~John 10:34 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English).

The word ‘gods’ was translated from ‘elohim’. Elohim is from the original Aramaic and means the ‘gods’ descendant from the Divine. Being 'gods' means that we, as humans, have the power of co-creativity.

However, we still have the human ego who steps up to the plate and demands that we follow its lead despite what Divine guidance leads us to do.

Be ye therefore perfect means to be as God is perfect and NOT as the ego is flawed. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A HUNGRY HEART

In honor of the 30 year release of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” today, I want to feature one of Bruce’s songs from his album “The River.” I want to focus on the last verse where he states:

“Everybody needs a place to rest
Everybody wants to have a home
Don't make no difference what nobody says
Ain't nobody like to be alone”
~Bruce Springsteen

What is a hungry heart? Is it one that is so obedient to the mind that it selfishly acts out on all of the ego’s demands? Is it one that feels so alone that it will do anything to get love? Does it confuse the recognition, attention and inclusion of and by others as love? Or is it one that simply desires that which edifies itself and others? We all need activity and rest. We all need a place to lay our head and call home.

It truly doesn’t matter what anyone else says ‘where’ you lay your head. What matters is what makes you feel like ‘you’. True, no one likes to be alone; however, being alone is where you come to know that you are NOT alone. By going within and feeling the presence of the Divine, you come to know just how loved you are. We ALL are NEVER alone. God is deep within our hearts. What makes our hearts hungry are the desires that the Divine planted as seeds of greatness within.

It is up to us to nurture, develop, grow and expand those seeds into the beautiful flowers of successful expression. Take your ‘hungry heart’ and fill it with Divine love by making the time each and every day to go within and experience your well being. Be ye therefore hungry! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STANDING YOUR GROUND!

Over 25 years ago a student stood in front of a tank and stood his ground. He didn’t have a weapon. He didn’t have a shield. He didn’t have so much fear that he ran away in order to survive. He stood there in defiance of the atrocities against freedom that he would no longer stand for and condone. He said ‘NO!” to fighting, force and overwhelming power.

Some say his name was Wang Weilin, but that has never been confirmed. What this man did was inspirational to the world. It demonstrated that even one person can halt the sheer power of force that generates fear in all of us. Just as he stood up to the tank, we must stand up each and every day to the tanks of control, domination and manipulation that others try to inflict upon us.

We must stand up in ‘allowance’ and NOT ‘resistance’. Others will perceive what we do as resistance when we will know that it is NOT allowing that which creates and promulgates fear to take over our perceptions. Stand your ground for what is right and just based on the guidance from the Spirit of God; NOT your ego! Be ye therefore allowing and NOT resisting! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

GETTING PAST
OUR LIMITATIONS

How do we get past our own belief in our limitations? How do we realize that we can do things that we don’t believe we can do? How do we get over the perception of ourselves? How do we get out of our own way?

We allow that which diminishes the unfolding of our Divine purpose in Divine order to pass through us without attaching any emotions to it.

We don’t ‘buy into’ what we KNOW is not fruitful to our growth and expansion and we ‘sell out’ to that which we KNOW is beneficial to the fulfillment of ourselves AND everyone else.

We are always there; it is in our perceptions that we ‘believe’ we are ‘becoming’ that which we already are. Be ye therefore allowing! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

NOT VALID

Are you wound up too tight? Are you so enfolded into yourself that in order to get to the real you requires peeling one layer off after another time and time again? Are you so wound up with your belief system that you will not entertain the fact that some of your beliefs are erroneous?

If this is the case you need to realize that you were the one who created this monstrosity to begin with; much like Jacob Marley’s chain that he forged in life. As was stated by Jacob Marley in the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”, “I wear the chain I forged in life! I made it link by link and yard by yard! I gartered it on of my own free will and by my own free will, I wore it!”

Are you wearing a chain of erroneous beliefs that ‘doom’ you to living in mediocrity? Are you aware enough to see how you ‘forge’ this chain each and every day you rely on your ego’s beliefs MORE than the guidance from the Spirit of God? Every day you are ‘becoming’ more and more aware or unaware of your perceived life’s journey. It is not that you are moving in one direction or another or even standing still; it is that you are content with being who and what you ‘believe’ you are more than what you KNOW you are!

When we were children we were not yet screwed up by learned beliefs which came from observation, perception and acclimation to events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behavior of others in our environments. If you truly desire to be whom and what you were created to be and unfold your Divine purpose in Divine order, it will require you to undo all of the erroneous beliefs that you have forged into your subconscious mind during the course of your life.

You will have to learn how to trust in the Divine MORE than your ego. You will need to put the needs of the many over the needs of the few; or yourself! You will have to ask the Divine to fulfill your inner desires; listen for the guidance in how to fulfill those desires and share Divine love with everyone in order to manifest those desires. There is NO shortcut to this; it requires acceptance, allowance, diligence and WORK!!! There is no selfish and easy way out to becoming fulfilled.

It requires you to work at what it takes to realize that you already have everything that you have ever desired right here, right now; the only thing that has been holding you back from experiencing the joy of fulfillment are your beliefs that it is not happening, it will never happen or that you are not worthy of it happening. Get the hell out of your own way and be whom and what you were created to be; the Divine in action! Be ye therefore fulfilled! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

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