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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016

ALLOW, NOT BELIEVE

It is not only about what you need, want, desire and expect in life; if you are not willing, feeling worthy or emotionally capable of receiving, then you will dismiss your greater good in favor of what you believe you have earned instead of what you are allowing.

It is not about earning your way by rewards and accolades; it is about allowing that which perfectly unfolds your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Every time your ego controls, dominates and manipulates that which you fully don’t understand, you co-create the unfolding of that which is coming to you to edify, grow and expand your allowance of the guidance of the Spirit of God within.

Be ye therefore allowing and NOT earning! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHY ME?

Why me? This is an endless loop question that can NEVER be answered. “Why not me?” is much the same. It is asking a superlative from an inferior position because one cannot see the pathway forged by thoughts, feelings, words, actions and behaviors that led to the realization of a particular experience.

It is the ego looking for sympathy while knowing that it screwed up. It is part of an individual’s self-survival mechanism that creates a ‘spin’ on reality to its apparent favor. It is the ego spinning its image to others as being a victim to circumstances beyond its control. In this lies the entire problem.

The ego always attempts to control, dominate and manipulate ‘reality’ to its favor and when it crashes into a wall that it cannot pass it declares, “Why me?” It knows full well that it was itself that made the choices and expressed the behaviors to lead to its current predicament.

Yet, in this moment of insight, it still tries to protect itself and make others believe that what occurred wasn’t its fault. How convenient. Only those with discerning minds will cut through the bull and see the reality that the ego is seeking allies and proclaiming to all “po’ little ole me!”

Don’t buy into this blatant and self-serving agenda of feeling sorry for the ‘victim’. Know that being a victim is a choice that is used by the ego to gain sympathy from others more than it is the truth of what actually happened. Be ye therefore discerning and NOT gullible! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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FEELING WORTHY

Whatever you allow in life will not be received until you feel worthy of receiving it.

See yourself as God sees you and not how others see you or how you feel you are.

Until you do, that which brings beauty and fulfillment to your life will always be just out of your reach.

Be ye therefore receptive to the blessings the Divine has already given you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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RELUCTANCE TO ALLOW

It is in your reluctance to allow that which is to unfold beauty in your life is where you go awry. Only when you let go of the urges to control, dominate and manipulate the actions of yourself and others will you come to the realization that you are NOT in control.

Divine order unfolds natural order according to our allowance of it and NOT our resistance to it. Be that which is and beauty will emanate from you naturally; be that which isn’t and reap the consequences of acrimony and derision.

It is in the choice of letting go, letting it be and letting it unfold that we come to a greater understanding of the divine principles of life. Be ye therefore beautiful! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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GREEN PASTURES

How long has it been since you have lain down in a green pasture? Do you feel that it sucks that you haven’t in many years? The pastures are still there, and so are you. It has been, and always will be, your choice.

The green pastures and the still waters are within; not in some manured tick infested field. Go where the truth resides and bask in the nectar of Divine love. It is there where you will find peace, understanding, joy and the beauty in your life.

Choose to live from there and not in what you believe sucks in your life. Freedom is afforded to those who choose it; not to those who believe they have lost it and it will never return. Be ye therefore humble, observant and thankful! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SERVICE IN PRAYER

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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IMAGINATION

If you believe that using your imagination is not being real, then I have news for you. Your imagination is ”the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.

In Psychology, [it is] the power of reproducing images stored in the memory under the suggestion of associated images (reproductive imagination) or of recombining former experiences in the creation of new images directed at a specific goal or aiding in the solution of problems (creative imagination)” [dictionary.com].

Albert Einstein once stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Imagination is the tool by which we create innovation, grow our civilization and expand our consciousness.

To those who decry imagination I say this: What you deem as 'imaginary' is more real than you think! Your lack of using imagination is exactly why you are stuck in mediocrity, selfishness and fear. When you learn to use your imagination to co-create your desired reality, you will be free from fear and living in faith, trust and fulfillment. Be ye therefore imaginative! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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IS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
JUST FOR CHRISTIANS?

Every year most of us celebrate the joy of a time of year after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. But is it just for those who ‘believe’ in Christ? From Diwali to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, peoples of the world celebrate the season of the Winter Solstice known as Roman festival of Saturnalia. But where did this come from?

Much like the Hindu Diwali is the festival of darkness coming into the light Saturnalia is “the renewal of light and the coming of the new year [that] was celebrated in the later Roman Empire at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the "Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun," on December 25th [wikipedia.com]. December 25th? But isn’t that when we celebrate the birth of Christ?

Actually, the origin of this ‘birthday’ goes back to ancient Babylon. It was the birthday of the ‘mighty hunter’ known as Nimrod. Nimrod’s mother, who had an incestual relationship with her son, planted a sapling in the courtyard of their home after the incident at the Tower of Babel. She ordered her slaves to go to the mountains and cut down a fir tree and while the people slept, had them erect it in the same place where they had placed the sapling. She had them decorate the tree with silver and gold in honor of Nimrod. When the people of Babylon arose the next morning they beheld a decorated tree in honor of the ‘mighty hunter’ that defied God.

December 25th is the day that recognizes the ‘Unconquerable Sun’ because it marks the shortest day and the longest night (December 21st) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs in June in the Southern Hemisphere. Most historians know for a fact that December 25th was NOT the birth of Yeshua. More than likely, he was born on September 29. Some say it was the ‘Ides of March’. Whether it was or not, is not of prime import. The fact is that most of us celebrate the joy of the season by sharing love, sharing gifts and exemplifying good will to one another.

Some have forgotten what the ‘spirit’ of the season is all about. They are so wrapped up in commercialism that they miss the joy of fellowship, singing carols and being grateful that God cared enough for us to bless us with this season. Is Christmas only for Christians? Hardly! It is for EVERYONE!

It is the time of the end of the year where we all look back at what we have done this year, give thanks and look forward to doing more next year. It is a time where we all share Divine love with one another and share time with family and friends. It is a time when we put down the distractions we indulge in during most of the year and dedicate ourselves to loving one another. It is the time where we should realize that we in this soup together and that the spirit of this season should be in our hearts all year long.

As we grow in our knowledge of our origins and purposes, we will come to the wisdom that religions and politics might appear to separate us; however, we are all the same in our hearts and minds when we share Divine love everlasting. Wisdom will teach us to be humble in our hearts and knowledge will teach us to be aware with our minds. The only thing we need to do is to love one another. Be ye therefore loving, understanding and grateful! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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SAYINGS

If you believe that reality sucks, consider this: Reality is beautiful! It is in how you look at it that sucks! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Be that which edifies all of life and the blessings of Divine love will flow through your heart creating beauty, peace and love for all! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Give the gift of life to a freezing animal. Open your door and then your heart. Make your home their home and feel the joy of their love. You are worth it and so are they. God bless you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Humankind can do nothing to stop their opinions about catastrophes; Either they don’t care to or they blame it on God. The omniverse is violent beyond measure and stuff happens. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Humankind sometimes believes that God is impotent, evil or imaginary because their beliefs about God define God as having the characteristics of humankind. How about that we are divine and that we just don’t know it? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Take your pick and choose wisely. Be responsible for life, stop blaming God for what you don’t understand and open your heart to life’s eternal beauty! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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LIVING IN PROSPERITY

Is prosperity truly your divine right? Why, YES IT IS! Why? Because you were created as a child of the Most High endowed with the abilities to share Divine love and co-create beauty in the omniverse. Anyone who downs living in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance is CLEARLY living from their selfish ego! As a child of the Divine you have been given the gifts of your individual talents, skills and abilities to SHARE with others. If you don’t share them, then you will suffer from infirmities, poverty, lack and limitation.

Why? Because you have elevated your ego over God! You have made the determination and proclamation that what you believe is more important than what you know within. Go ahead; make your ego’s day. Follow what it tells you and constantly struggle in your life with infirmities, poverty, lack and limitation. Why not change the channel and live in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance by choosing to live in peace; choosing to understand yourself and others; choosing to live in perpetual joy; and choosing to share Divine love everlasting? These are the best choices you will EVER make and it is your ego that does NOT want you to make them.

Why? Because it will lose its foothold of fear over you! It realizes that once you discover that you don’t need to listen to its selfish yearnings anymore that you won’t be living in its belief of fear. It will be removed from the driver’s seat and relegated to the passenger seat. That is something it will NEVER stand for because it needs to be in control; it needs to dominate its perceived world; it needs to manipulate you and others to its own end. If you look at choosing between ego and the Divine as an ongoing battle you have already lost the war.

Why? Because the ego has a job to do; protect you at all costs. The Divine has a job to do as well; protect everyone from their egos! Learn to live in the gifts that you have been so freely given. Learn to live in Divine love instead of fear. Learn to share the blessings that you have been endowed with to contribute to the growth and expansion of all of life. It is your duty to yourself to be honest with everyone in your life. Until you choose to follow the guidance of the Divine you will continually be caught up in the struggles of the ego resisting and fighting what it perceives is against it.

It does not want to hear about the fact that the more it pushes against something, the more it is re-creating it. It only wants you to recognize its counsel; its direction; and its dominance. Make the time each and every day to pray for guidance; go within and meditate in order to listen for that guidance; and take the guidance you have received and share it with others in Divine service. You will soon come to learn that living in prosperity IS your Divine right! Be ye therefore prosperous! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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What is the Spirituality Guidance Channel? SGC is a video portal designed to introduce spiritually inclined individuals to be exposed to spiritual videos, radio, teachers, music, art, books, resources and links from a selected group of teachers and requests from viewers. Each featured coach/teacher will have their own page highlighting any videos, audios, websites or printed material they have produced. This portal will be regularly promoted on the Internet through social networking and targeted marketing channels. Please visit the website at the following address:
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Welcome to our new Sunday Morning Service by Dr. Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Every week Dr. Dean will be engaging subjects that are pertinent to your growth and expansion into recognition of; respect to; and communication with your inner spirit.

Please feel free to comment or suggest topics for review. May the Divine always bless you and your families! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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"FLUSH YOUR CACHE"
Sunday, July 31st, 2016

"SELFISH OR SELFLESS?"
Sunday, August 7th, 2016

"LIVING IN YOUR FEELINGS"
"THE JOURNEY WITHIN"

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

"WHAT ARE FALSE EQUIVALENCIES?"
"WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE POLARIZED?
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

"HUMAN ASSETS AND NOT HUMAN RESOURCES"
Sunday, August 28th, 2016

"EXERCISING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS"
Sunday, September 4th, 2016

"FACTS AND OPINIONS"
Sunday, September 11th, 2016

"DOES GOD EXIST?"
Sunday, September 18th, 2016

"REALIZATION"
"ASPECTS OF A SPIRITUAL LIFE"
Sunday, September 25th, 2016

"ALTERING YOUR PERSPECTIVE" Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

"PRE-CONCEIVED NOTIONS"
Sunday, October 9th, 2016

"ASK AND IT IS GIVEN"
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

"QUIT FOOLING YOURSELF"
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

"FOCUS ON A DESIRED OUTCOME"
Sunday, October 30th, 2016

"PAUL: APOSTLE OR APOSTATE"
Sunday, November 6th, 2016

"BIRDS OF A FEATHER"
Sunday, November 13th, 2016

"ARE YOU BEARING HEALTHY FRUIT?"
Sunday, November 20th, 2016

"ASPECTS OF A SPIRITUAL LIFE"
Sunday, November 27th, 2016

"THE INTELLIGENCES OF HUMANITY"
Sunday, December 4th, 2016

"ALLOWANCE"
Sunday, December 11th, 2016

CONSULTATION
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WHERE'S YOUR ATTENTION?

Attention is “a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, especially one preferentially selected from a complex, with a view to limiting or clarifying receptivity by narrowing the range of stimuli” [dictionary.com]. In other words, giving your attention to something requires focusing on it without allowing any distractions from interfering with your focus. However, your beliefs that are housed in your belief system filter your observations and help forge your perceptions of your experiences. Your perceptions are the electro-chemical copies of your observations from your senses that allow you to become aware of, know, or identify events, occurrences, situations, circumstances or the behaviors of objects and/or beings. These observations are filtered through your belief system in order for you to recognize, discern, envision, or understand exactly what they mean to you; whether they are threatening or supporting your survival.

When you allow your beliefs, whether accurate or erroneous to pre-occupy your attention, you are attaching these beliefs to your experiences and are programming your subconscious mind to ‘react’ to them in the future according to your evaluation of their purpose toward you. In effect, you are coloring their occurrences with your pre-defined perceptions in order to ensure your self-survival. As you continue to focus on thinking and speaking more about your experiential beliefs your internal vibration co-creates an inner state of acceptance or rejection. When you accept or reject your focus over and over again, it becomes anchored as a belief in your belief system. If the belief is accurate, then you can utilize it to protect you in the future; if your belief is erroneous, then you will revert to it based on the fear that it will somehow threaten your survival.

Beliefs are programmed by repeating focused thoughts that you give your attention to over and over again. You accept them as true without proving their validity. You align yourself with your beliefs out of fear more than 'faithing' in what you don’t understand. When your attention is continually focused on fulfilling and reinforcing your beliefs, your experiences will expand to allow you to recognize your acceptance of those beliefs as being valid even though they could possibly not be valid. You are caught in a self-fulfilling prophecy loop that you cannot see beyond because it maintains your comfort zone.

Your attention to anything brings your focus of attention into your experience whether it is beneficial to you or not! It is only when you stop resisting that which you ‘believe’ is detrimental to your growth and expansion that you come to a place where you allow your experiences to pass ‘through’ you without attaching ANY emotional reactions to it. If your dominant vibration is to only ‘believe’ what you have learned from your past experiences then you will repeatedly encounter events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and behaviors that reinforce those beliefs. However, if your dominant vibration puts a check on your beliefs by allowing your intuition to guide you into ‘knowing’, then no matter what you experience you will understand that it is there for a purpose and that purpose is for you to grow and expand into that which your were created to be.

It is in NOT attaching any beliefs to your experiences that you become a channel for your inner well-being to co-create exactly what you were created to be. You are NOT your beliefs; they are by-products of your feelings about your experiences! Your experiences ALWAYS match your dominant thoughts about your beliefs! Your beliefs will always be performed on your stage of life because you have chosen them to be and reinforced their ongoing existence. Life flows where your attention goes. Make sure that you are focusing on what you KNOW more than what you believe and you will surely grow and expand into that which you are meant to be and NOT what your beliefs have chosen you to be! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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LIFT SOMEONE UP

Do the most precious thing you can do this joyous season.

Lift up someone who is need; be there for someone who needs you; share Divine love with everyone you meet.

Be the beautiful being you were created to be. Be that which loves more than anything else. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL?

I have read several threads now on how some people knock Joel Osteen for his ‘prosperity gospel’. Have any of these people ever read any of his books? Have they truly listened to his message? Have they examined themselves to see where they have ‘stinkin’ thinkin’’? What you fear about him reveals just how out of touch all of you are with the reality of God’s love. And exactly what have your attitudes reaped? Acrimony, derision and mediocrity? Now that's something to admire! Get a life; all of you!

You claim that because he lives in a beautiful home that he is crooked. Are you jealous? What about all of the missionary work he does and that his church supports? You knock this man yet still buy pizzas from Papa John? Hypocrites! Joel actually HELPS people! Does Papa John? He sells them cheap decorated pizzas and pays his workers minimum wage while maintaining his 30 foot MOAT!

My wife and I volunteered at an event of Joel's in Philadelphia a few years back. His staff treated us well; they prayed with us; they never ASKED for money; they made themselves available if we had any special requests. If you watch his program he never asks for cash. He offers free books for those who donate. He turns over most of his income from his best seller books to his church. Now, that's something to scoff about? Only those without would damn him for something they wish they had. Unbelievable!

I didn't see a 30 foot moat around Joel's house! Only someone living in fear would need a 30 foot moat to keep others out? Why does John Schnatter fear others? Could it be that he has made millions off of the back of minimum wage workers? Comparing him to Joel Osteen is ludicrous. Joel does his own work; he writes books and they SELL! Why? Because they teach that God is on YOUR side and that health, wealth, prosperity and abundance are already given to you by grace. Not some crusty old pseudo-Christian attitude that being poor is good!

Being healthy gives you a long and happy life! Being wealthy affords you the opportunity to help others MORE!! Being prosperous allows you to grow and expand with others!!! Being abundant allows you to share your talents, skills and abilities with others and ADD TO their lives!!!! And what’s wrong with all of these things? NOTHING!!! What’s wrong are those with a childish and ignorant attitude concerning what they term the ‘prosperity gospel’.

Some have claimed that I am brainwashed by the prosperity gospel. No brainwashing here! We are all created to be healthy, wealthy, prosperous and abundant! It is foolish to believe the LIARS that say we aren't. Take your fake God and shove it where the Sun don't shine. God is love and love NEVER takes away. It always adds to! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

IS MONEY BAD?

Money is NOT bad. It is what people do with it that makes what it is bad or good. Money is a construct of financial value represented by legal tender or computer data. Financial value comes from the exchange of goods and services between people and institutions led by people; businesses, governments and corporations; the latter of which are NOT individuals; however they are comprised of individuals.

When people exercise their greed through the ‘corporate veil’ and what are termed ‘good business practices’, they are attempting to shield their selfishness through the institutions that are comprised of people. They believe that this veil will shield them from others knowing what they are truly doing; allowing their egos to control, dominate and manipulate the ‘natural’ flow of money back to them repeatedly. This obvious demonstration of greed, avarice and selfishness will someday be revealed by those who spend the time in ferreting out the truth.

The truth cannot be changed, however you can change your ‘perception’ of the truth. If you allow your ego to convince you that your beliefs are more accurate than the knowing of the Spirit of God, you have created a situation where your circumstances will replicate major challenges to distract you from the manifestation of your Divine purpose in Divine order. In effect, your choice to perceive the truth other than what it is creates a morass in which you get repeatedly ‘stuck in the mud’. The only way to get ‘unstuck’ is to let go of your ‘perceptions’ and allow the flow of Divine love through you to reveal the complete truth!

People are the progenitors of policies, practices and the implementation of those policies and practices. Always remember that behind every decision to charge a fee, increase the cost of a product or service or institute over the top usury, a person or group of persons is behind it. It is their greed and selfishness that they are trying to conceal so that the rest of us won’t know just how they are. Don’t fall for it!

There are people who truly care for their societies and actively contribute monies to help others realize their goals and dreams. Model their behaviors and NOT those who only care for themselves and put financial value over the true value of Divine love. Be ye therefore loving and kind to everyone! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

WHAT GIVES?

ANONYMOUS GIVING

Let’s all give thanks to the philanthropists who give to others anonymously this joyous season! Let’s respect those who have much and give much without the notoriety.

Giving in secret to help others is divine; just like praying in your closet is between you and God while praying in public is for the recognition of humankind for your piety!

Blessed be those who give from their bounty and share Divine love with all! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

CAN'T BREATHE?

If anyone of us can’t breathe, then we all can’t breathe.

In our Oneness is the projection of that which sustains life; in our apparent separateness is the reflection of that which takes away life.

Until we treat each other with the equality, respect and love we will be struggling for breath.

As long as we all can breathe we must make sure that all of us can breathe. It is our right, our duty and our Oneness! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE REAL DEAL

What does it mean to be the ‘real deal’? The real deal is “the real thing, not a substitute or imitation [dictionary.com].” Are you the real deal? Do you make the time to learn all the aspects and viewpoints about a particular subject or are you content with just learning what you need to sound well rounded? Do you learn the ‘buzz words’ to impress your friends or followers in order to convince them of your ‘superior intellect’ or do you ‘act’ humble in order to gain allies?

A true philosopher spends years studying nature, others viewpoints and immerses themselves in the causes of the effects by realizing the congruities and consistencies of the external world with the intent and direction of the internal world. A ‘philosopher’ is “a person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields [dictionary.com].” There is another type of person who takes minimal information on a particular subject by familiarizing themselves with the jargon and concepts and engages others with the ‘possible’ results of particular theories as if they are an expert on the subject.

A ‘philosophaster’ is “a person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a ‘knowledge’ he or she does not possess [dictionary.com].” Are you a true philosopher or a philosophaster? Have you settled for the opinions of others without doing the legwork necessary to ‘experience’ what it takes to arrive at ‘informed’ opinions? Do you blindly accept what others say is real or do you make the time to experience your own reality?

The truth comes out when you seek it within. When you bypass other peoples’ ‘religious’ experiences and move toward your own ‘spiritual’ experiences you forge a path to the truth that most others have never traversed. You live from honesty and not by appearance. You genuinely move toward that which grows and expands life instead of moving away from it and moving toward that which takes away from life. Form without substance is shallow at best! It might have the veneer of the truth but it is only for show. It is there to gain acknowledgement for its own self-serving needs. Attention becomes a substitute for love with the philosophaster while the philosopher digs deeper into love to understand why it exists and to what purpose must it unfold in their lives.

Want to be the real deal? Stop engaging in arguments with philosophasters over things they have no understanding about because they have summarily skimmed the surface of what is truly meaningful. Go within each and every day and stop skating on the surface of reality. See the deeper layers of ice in the pond that support the surface layers. In seeking your inner peace you come to the understanding that by living in joy no matter what happens brings you into the flow of Divine love. Be the perfect creation that you already are and stop doubting who you are, worrying about what can happen and fearing how things will unfold. Trust in the Divine completely and be the beautiful point of light that you are! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ABSOLUTE TRUTH

Divine truth is absolute when you let go of the ego’s perception of relative truth!

Apparent truth gives way to real truth when you share Divine love from your heart and contribute to the growth and expansion of all! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

LIVING IN A BOX

I would prefer to NOT live in the box of ignorance and moral repugnancy concerning SOME of our police. Police have a job to do. They put their lives on the line to do that job and they deserve our respect. Yes, they are human and have human prejudices.

What is the alternative, though? Strategically place video cameras? Androids, perhaps? Computers with only logic and not reason with emotional justification?

When you live in fear you will receive the consequences of that fear. Sow beautiful melodies and you will reap beautiful harmonies. Sow dissonance and your will reap discordance. It's as simple as that! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A GIFT FOR YOU

I would like to say “Thank you” to all of you for your support and friendship this past year.

Please click on the following link and download my eBook for free on the Foursquare Approach To Unfolding Your Divine Purpose In Divine Order.

God bless all of you and your families and friends and may 2016 be prosperous, successful and abundant for you and yours! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WALKING IN THE CLOUDS

What does it take to walk where you perceive you cannot walk? Does it take a belief in defying the laws of physics or does it require using the laws in your favor by walking in its apparent reflection? We all ‘see’ and sense our environment with biological instruments that work together to imprint our brains with ‘reflections’ in our outer world. Our senses do not work separately; they work together to observe reality and send electro-chemical signals through the filter of our belief systems to create internal perceptions which are ‘copies’ of reality and NOT reality itself.

We ‘believe’ these perceptions as being real and will argue ad infinitum as to their truthfulness and validity. However, we can walk in the reflections of the reflections of ‘reality’ by utilizing the laws of nature to ‘imagine’ what we desire by expecting it to happen in our favor. We co-create a picture of reality by seeing the end result and ‘feeling’ the joy of living in that reality. This is much like walking in the clouds while being firmly rooted on the ground. The reflection of the reflection allows us to actually observe what we desire in our minds because we used the laws of physics in our favor. Like does attract like; experiments with dark matter have already proven that. When left alone without any interference from our observations matter organizes itself on the scaffolding of dark matter.

Energy expands on the scaffolding of dark energy. The omniverse moves in natural order; however, there is a force which affects natural order. What is that force? Is it something that we can see? Or is it something we can only ‘feel’? Divine love is the expression of creativity that has created everything in the omniverse. Levels upon levels upon levels of reality that have been projected by Divine love and reflected by the dodecahedron of space time. We are immersed within the reflections and we cannot see the Divine because we are contained within this system that employs the laws of physics to maintain order amid chaos. Only when we go outside of this system can we be able to look back on it and marvel at its creation.

How do we go beyond what is self-contained? We use our gift of imagination to ‘see’ and ‘feel’ what it is like to travel on a beam of light; to move through the event horizon into the singularity of a black hole; to step outside of the dodecahedron of omniversal reflectivity. In this way, we come to know that Divine order affects natural order and moves that which we ‘believe’ are beyond our influence into the realm of our influence by our ‘knowing’ that it can be done. Our beings are truly synergistic in that our whole is greater than the sum of our parts.

We are a collection of independently functioning cells that work in tandem as a collective; just like individuals work in tandem as humanity. Instead of working against one another and contrary to growth and expansion, why shouldn’t we use the laws of nature to create a picture of what we desire? Why not? Choose to live from peace, understanding, joy and Divine love and be replete with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance everlasting! We can co-create that reality by walking in the reflection of the reflection through using our vivid imaginations. Be ye therefore imaginative! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

FALSE HUMILITY

What is false humility? Humility is defined as, "A quality by which a person considering his own defects has a humble opinion of himself and willingly submits himself to God and to others for God's sake" [Wikipedia.com].

Defects? What defects? If you know the truth that God is perfect, and that you were created as a perfect being, then why would you ‘believe’ that you have any defects at all? Defects are a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection [dictionary.com].

How can a perfect creation have ANY imperfection? Only because someone ‘believes’ that it does! Some have said that false humility is “pride masquerading in humble words. It’s when a person says all the right words in a situation to appear to be more humble than they really are.”

In Colossians 2:18, Paul and Timothy say “Let not a man wish by humility of mind to subjugate you to the worship of Angels to your condemnation, by which he presumes upon something that he does not see, and is emptily puffed up in his carnal mind (Aramaic Bible in Plain English).

Perhaps another translation would be apropos: “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind” (New International Version).

How can you tell that someone is lying? They go into great detail about their experience. For example, if someone tells their boss that they were late for work because a green truck, with a long haired driver, blocked the road because an old lady with a shopping cart loaded with groceries fell over in the street. The police came and two guys with long coats helped her. Do you see? Too much detail means that they are creating the story from minimal facts in order to gain favor.

So what exactly is false humility? Don Schwager describes it this way: “False humility is thinking poorly of oneself, low self-esteem, [and] feeling inferior. [It is a] self-defeating mind-set and poor self-image, evaluating oneself too negatively – I’m a failure, I’m worthless, I can’t do anything right, no one likes me. [It is a] tendency to be self-despising or to belittle oneself, to be self-deprecating around others, excessively modest, due to feeling inferior, useless, or unworthy. [It is being] preoccupied with anxious concern for oneself, can’t focus on others  [it is being a] people pleaser – does whatever others want regardless of what is the prudent or right thing to do. [It is being] timid or insecure – lacking in self- assurance, afraid to take initiative, afraid to speak up or be assertive when needed. [It is being] overly dependent on what others think – lacks prudence to think and judge rightly. [It is being] fearful of correction and feedback because of low self-worth or poor self-image.

Do you know anyone who embraces false humility? Do you? Do you put yourself or others down because you believe you or they are less than perfect? IT IS YOUR BELIEF THAT THIS IS SO AND NOT THE FACT THAT THIS IS SO! Being humble is one thing; being humble to confuse or deceive others OR yourself is another! Don’t treat yourself as if you are not worth it! That is a choice of false humility and it is NOT fooling the Divine!

Truly, it is only fooling yourself from the fact that you are a perfect creation of the Most High and that you were created to fulfill a Divine purpose in Divine order PERFECTLY!!! As Yeshua said in Matthew 5:48, “Be therefore PERFECT, just as your Father who is in Heaven is perfect” (Aramaic Bible in Plain English). ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE VORTEX

It seems that we do NOT travel on a static heliocentric plane because we are orbiting the center of the Milky Way Galaxy as well! We are on a vortex and virtually never in the same spot of our galaxy's 'goldilocks' zone. When you step back from the entire system to view what is going on from outside of the system you can begin to see what is really happening. It's like seeing the forest 'from' all of the trees existing collectively as one.

When you take data from within the system and try to logically ascertain its meaning, you will never get the proper conclusion. Only when you step out of the system and read the raw data can you see that elevated CO2 levels 'greenhouse' the atmosphere and cause overall temperatures to rise.

Don't believe this? Check out Venus and its atmosphere. It seems that the naysayers of global warming and climate change never seem to take the entire picture into account when it comes to a scientific perspective. They go to websites funded by Republican Think Tanks (an obvious misnomer) who keep spewing unscientific conclusions about data that conforms to the old models and not reality! View this and weep! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

BACK WHERE WE STARTED

Do you believe that we will start a new year and that we are back at the same spot we were a year ago? According to the heliocentric model of our Solar System we are! However, our Sun is orbiting the Milky Way galaxy as we move around the Sun pulling us in its wake. Don’t believe this? Then watch this animation and see how we are in tow in the vortex of the Sun’s orbit.

“The galactic year, also known as a cosmic year, is the duration of time required for the Solar System to orbit once around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Estimates of the length of one orbit range from 225 to 250 million terrestrial years. The Solar System is traveling at an average speed of 828,000 km/h (230 km/s) or 514,000 mph (143 mi/s) within its trajectory around the galactic center, which is about one 1300th of the speed of light—a speed at which an object could circumnavigate the Earth's equator in 2 minutes and 54 seconds” [wikipedia.com].

Not in the same space/time at all! So, why not start a new beginning and move forward this year into becoming whom and what you were created to be instead of making excuses about how external things or people are preventing you from your destiny. There is NO excuse except the fact that you aren’t the one moving forward because you have chosen NOT to do so. Get off your Moon, cleanup Uranus and singing a(n) Neptune! Sing a tune that harmonizes with all of life and puts a big smile on your face! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

NEVER GET IT

Some people will simply NEVER get it. It is in NOT fighting, that you begin to change the world.

When you let go of your ego's perceived power it is then that you become truly aware!

It is in the ACTIVE sharing of Divine love that you express Divine Oneness! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

BE GUIDED WITH DIVINE LOVE

Allow that which loves you with your very life to guide you in Divine love more that what you believe is best for you and you will live in peace, understanding, joy and Divine love everlasting!

Either keep fighting what you don’t understand and never realize Divine joy or allow that which is Divine love to guide you in peace to total realization, actualization and emancipation from fear!

Be ye therefore the beautiful point of light that resides in your heart! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WAR?

From the War on Terrorism to the War on Drugs, The War on Poverty and the War on Cancer, we are all told to fight and resist that which is an abstract of a construct and NOT reality!

Stop fighting and resisting the abstract of the construct and start loving the finite! It is when you contribute to the growth and expansion of life that you accept and allow that which is to be without your emotional interference!

Be ye therefore NOT at war with anything. Love the creation for what it is despite how others color it to be! It is when you jump on the bandwagon with a broken wheel that did not see that you crash into the rocks. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

NAME CALLING?

If your politics are contrary to the growth and expansion of all life, then I will do whatever it takes to expose you for the selfish lying bastard that you are; no matter what political party you align with and support.

Don't like name calling? Then grow some cojones amigo and get with it! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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DISBELIEF

It always strikes me funny that those who espouse government conspiracy theories call upon supposed NASA ‘information’ and tainted emails between government officials as evidence to support their disbelief in ‘global warming’. They choose to be completely devoid of common sense and choose to support unsubstantiated rhetoric in favor of their obvious nay-saying.

Now, the last time I checked NASA IS a part of the US government! How can you claim government conspiracies and then use that government’s evidence to back up your claims? Isn’t that like calling your friend a liar and putting a spin on his research study to prove that he is a liar? Facts are facts. Opinions are opinions. We are entitled to our own opinions but NOT to our own facts (Daniel Patrick Moynihan).

The facts have shown that the increased levels of CO2 are raising the overall temperature of the planet! What causes this? Greenhouse gasses that trap the residual heat from the Sun in our atmosphere. You can nay say this all you want and it won’t amount to a hill of beans; more like a hill of the gasses from the beans that smell like bullshit. Go ahead; deny the facts with charts and rhetoric paid for by Republican think tanks (an obvious misnomer).

Go ahead, claim conspiracies about the facts while someone sprays chemicals over your head in the skies. While you were looking to nay say that which is true you are being distracted from what is really going on. That is your choice and that is your right. Be ye therefore stubborn and blockheaded to the obvious truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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I can love who I am while liking what I am becoming; they are NOT mutually exclusive! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Allow the Divine to move Divine order to affect natural order with the peace of security, the comfort of safety and the knowingness of spirit.

If you choose to fight that which you perceive is against you, its existence will persist until you allow Divine order to affect it. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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KNOWING GOD

Knowing God is listening to his still small voice within; just where Christ said to go! If you believe that God’s inner voice of silence is satanic, then you are NOT listening to God. You will know the truth of God by what you are told.

If what you are told adds to life then it is from God; if it takes away then it is satanic or egoic. How can listening to what God guides you to do be blasphemous and seditious?

How can listening to God come 'before' God? Anyone that believes that God’s inner voice of silence is satanic is not logical, has an egotistical agenda or is simply a fool. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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YOUR PROBLEMS

Stop fighting, resisting or running away from your problems! Until you do, they will always command your attention and hence, your life. Be free from confrontation and allow that which is to be what it is without attaching any emotions to it.

Never fight, resist or run away from your problems. They are there for you to grow and expand into allowing the Divine to guide your life and teach your ego that it isn’t all that. Life doesn’t revolve around you; it comes forth from you into the vastness of the omniverse.

Make sure that which you co-create ADDS to life more than it takes away from life and you will be living in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance.

The only reason you won’t is because you have chosen NOT to live in Divine peace, Divine understanding, Divine joy and Divine love and have chosen to follow the selfish selfish yearnings and whims of your ego. Be ye therefore living in Divine wisdom everlasting! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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TAKING IT PERSONALLY

Some of you seem to be taking my posts personally.

I’m so sorry, but I always say that if the shoe fits wear it. If it doesn’t, then throw it at me if you like.

However, remember that I can duck pretty fast and the shoe will be near me. Guess what I’ll do with it? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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THE 1%

The reason the 1% have grown in resources is because they fear that others will capitalize on what they ‘believe’ are limited resources. They scramble and hob knob to secure their ‘piece of the pie’ so that they can make money off of money at the expense of other peoples’ hard work.

There is nothing wrong with being rich and utilizing resources to make money off of products and services. There IS something wrong with taking advantage of people in order to make more income than you can ever use; much like what corporate banks and Wall Street does each and every day!

Until we the people, completely regulate the 1% and their aberrances, we will always be behind their eight ball. Regulation keeps the dishonest honest and deregulation makes the dishonest MORE dishonest and MORE aberrant. Don’t listen to the Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and their constituencies; they are the LIARS and their selfish agendas MUST be stopped. We can do it! Stop these liars and thieves from financially raping all of us. They should be tried for TREASON! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

COMMENTOR: With this concept I only ever have 1 question: HOW are we to regulate the 1% in a way that is effective and makes them accountable for crimes against everything? (The planet, the people, the animals)

We draft and enforce laws that encourage investment in HUMAN capital MORE than just financial capital. We look to the fact that our human resource is the most valuable asset that we have and we encourage innovation and progress. We educate people in how to think critically and live honestly with each other. it is doable; but how do we do it when all of us continually elect crooks to represent us? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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HURTING YOURSELF

When you twist and spin the words of others to prove your twisted agenda you are hurting no one but yourself.

The truth is obvious when you are centered in love and veiled in illusion when you are self-centered.

Only when you stop fighting and resisting that which you perceive is against you will you be free enough to appreciate the gifts of spirit; peace, understanding, joy and Divine love everlasting! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

FEELING THE SPIRIT

In essence, the message in the meme as stated: “Spiritual growth is a myth. We only shed our ideas of fragmented self and realize that we are already whole”, is correct on the surface. However, growth in anything requires a replacement of the old with the new that has been borne from the old.

Actually, spiritual growth is an accurate term describing the growth of our consciousness from that of a child to an adult and to complete person who trusts in the Divine. It is not that our spirit grows; it is that our ‘understanding’ of our true spiritual nature grows.

As we expand our understanding of spirit into our lives we, in essence, are growing like the germinated seed pushes through the ground toward the light of the Sun. We shed the old to become the new with an awareness of SELF more than self.

The growth of our consciousness is NOT a myth or a misnomer; it actually does grow into a greater understanding of Creation. Sometimes things appear to be true and accurate until they are validated under the light of Divine understanding.

Be ye therefore growing in consciousness and expanding in sharing your inner spirit! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

USING FEAR

When fear is used to defend the aberrant actions of yourself and/or others, it is veiling the truth with possibilities and NOT probabilities.

When you live in fear of what ‘might’ happen you co-create what will happen; just as sure as when you live in faith of what ‘might’ happen you will co-create what will happen.

Possibilities become probabilities when you focus on them reinforced with belief. Why not simply trust in Divine order?

It is your choice to take the easy way out with fear or take the bold step with faith, trust and love. You decide! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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A few of years ago Liz and I decided to not just talk the talk, but to walk the walk. My wife and I took on feeding and caring for the local feral cats in our neighborhood; some of them were born feral and others were just dumped by people moving out and leaving them behind.

One family left two cats in a home without food and water and they couldn’t get out. We had to crack a window for them to escape and at least have a chance to get some food and water from some of the kind folks in the neighborhood.

People have helped us with donations to feed these animals and at least give them a chance at life. We would like to thank all of you who have contributed.

We have now gotten 18 feral cats spayed or neutered through trap/neuter/release through Faithful Friends, Forgotten Cats and Dumpster Cats. Please visit our website.

DESPICABLE!

Several years ago I volunteered to pick up donation food for some of the struggling families in our neighborhood. The church that I pick up the food for takes care of many families. The pastor works herself so hard every week helping single women with children to survive. One night, she called me because her car had broken down and asked me to pick up the donation food from the Wawa stores. I went to the first store and they were so nice to me. The manager and the workers were smiling and friendly. I got the food and drove to the Newark store for the second pickup. I had been there before and the manager and workers were friendly; however, I did not know that the store had new managers.

I brought in the special bags that they require for food pickup (???). The manager could not find the form I had to sign in the folder for food donations. He went to the computer and tried to find it and couldn’t. I suggested that he copy one of the old forms and I would sign it. He refused and told me that he couldn’t release the food without a signature on a ‘clean’ form. I reluctantly thanked him and went out to the car. I kept wondering why he couldn’t make a copy so that I could get the food to help these families. As I sat in my car I watched one of the workers take the bag of frozen ‘extra’ non-sold items and drop them in the dumpster out back. I was livid! Simply because HE couldn’t find a form that, if he was organized and efficient, would have been readily accessible.

As a result, the food I had gotten from the other store had to be stretched out between two families. Now, I must say, I am very appreciative to Wawa Corporation for their diligence in helping those who need extra food in the community. Their employees and managers have always been helpful until last night. Just because someone cannot find a piece of paper that allows Wawa to get a tax deduction for food donations does not justify throwing good food into the dumpster that could have fed hungry children.

I believe this manager should be disciplined for his ineptitude and sheer selfishness. I don’t care about his political or religious affiliations; I don’t care about what his excuses are; I don’t care that he is so lazy and inept that he cannot be organized and helpful. What I care about is the fact that his actions affected others who were dependent on his accuracy and efficiency. And what did he do?

He took the easy way out and threw out the food. When anyone of us chooses what is more convenient for us over what others desperately need is pure selfishness. I will be writing a letter to Wawa about this selfish and inept manager; who cares more about procedure than the content of helping others. It is nothing but pure ego and selfishness. If you disagree, then look in the mirror and see the manager there. I suggest you do something about it before you end up like him. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH

What can anyone get too much of yet it is never enough to satisfy them? Drugs, alcohol, food, money or attention? Drugs and alcohol can be a psychological or physiological addiction where a person thinks they need enough or they chemically feel they need enough to feel better than how they currently feel. Money is a big addiction for many not because it has attributes in of and as itself; it is what one feels they can do with money that they yearn for or how it makes them feel to have more than most. Attention is another addiction that people substitute as love because they have never truly felt what real love is and how it makes them feel.

Then, what is the biggest and most lethal addiction? Is it what you believe about yourself and others or is it what you want them to believe about you and how you treat others? Ego is the worst addiction because it always looks to itself for all the vain glory, attention and/or money. It believes that everyone wants the power to control, dominate and manipulate others into doing what they yearn for and feel that it ‘deserves’. It will lash out at the truth to justify its own actions in ensuring its own survival; even at the expense and detriment to others. Each and every day it reassures us that its judgment is sound; even more than the guidance of the Spirit of God.

Most of humankind is addicted to their egos without even knowing it. They believe that they are something that they are not in order to feel good about themselves. They deny the truth in favor of their personal agendas in order to ‘get their piece of the pie’. They believe that in ‘having’ that piece of the pie that somehow they are endowed with the power to please themselves unceasingly.

In reality, the only addiction that is a ‘good’ addiction is the daily practice of prayer, meditation and service to others. Praying allows you to look beyond your ego and recognize that any perception you have of being in control is illusory at best. It makes you distinguish between your needs, wants, desires and expectations in order to let go of how they will be fulfilled. Meditation allows you to experience inner peace, Divine understanding, joy and Divine love. In the silence and stillness the Divine reveals ‘how’ you are to proceed. Service allows you to take the guidance you have received and share it with others to bless their lives. All three practices constitute Divine communication and allow you to unfold your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Stop being addicted to your ego and its yearnings and whims. Listen to the Divine within and know which way to proceed. If not, your ego will believe that getting too much is never enough and it will deceive you into traversing a path that will eventually lead to your undoing. Trust the Divine above all else and keep your ego in check; before it mates you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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