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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

FALLIBLE

The very science that believers in science trust is based on logic and logic has proven that it is fallible; yet some scientists continue to espouse their beliefs of the complete validity of scientific experimentation KNOWING that logic has contradicted a complete knowing from the results of scientific experimentation.

Amazing! In order to examine the box completely one must leave the box and look back on it in objectivity. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SCIENTIFIC BELIEFS

Some people who believe they are so knowledgeable of the perceived dualistic reality are so self programmed by their erroneous beliefs about science that they cannot even see it.

Their ego's personal beliefs are trumping their access to inner knowledge. It is amazing how they keep missing the fundamental points of scientific reality and still adhere to a pattern of ignorance that is non-scientific.

Only when they let go of their perceived hold on the superiority of their own intelligence or the inferiority of their own ignorance will they become wise. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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THE NATURE
OF REALITY

I will never get what some people are limiting themselves to believe about science and the nature of reality.

They need to grow up and learn that things exist beyond what they can perceive!

It is better to remove their feet from their mouths than to keep inhaling the sweat and spreading their message of limitation based on their lack of knowledge. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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IN THE SKY

Well, my open and honest truly scientific friend of a few years just defriended me on FB because she believes that I believe in a bearded God in the sky.

If anyone with half a brain who has read what I have written would know exactly that is NOT what I believe.

She has done me the honor of no longer arguing with her and that is fine with me. She is so blinded by her beliefs and opinions that she cannot see the light of day.

I have never said that I have all of the answers nor that what I am saying is how it is and that you all should believe it.

I have always maintained an open forum but I am growing weary of engaging in battles of wit with unarmed persons who believe that science is the be all and end all of existence.

If it was, then why don’t we know all of the answers? Goodbye, dear friend. I hope someday you will grow into the wisdom of knowing instead of the folly of believing. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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DOGMA

When your dogmatic belief system, whether spiritual, religious OR scientific, clouds your ability to see the truth, you are allowing your reptilian brain to ensure the self-survival of what you ‘believe’ is true to override what is actually true.

Going within and experiencing the silence and stillness of Divine love does NOT require anyone else’s validation. It only requires you to make the time to spend in the omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience and omniparience of that which has created all that exists.

Science opens the door to methodologies that advance our temporal knowledge where spirituality opens the door to Divine knowing. That which is transitory does not preclude that which is infinite.

It will try to justify itself at the expense of your awareness if you allow it. Stay focused on being spiritual see beyond that which is basal. There is more to life than anyone of us EVER sees. Be ye therefore knowing more than believing! ~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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CANNOT EARN YOUR WAY

You cannot earn your way to experiencing your inner well-being.

It is always there waiting in perfection for you to get out of your own way and allow it to bless you with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance.

You have been given the ultimate gift of life; the awareness of life; and the opportunity to share Divine love.

Choose to know that you are blessed and stop believing in that which appears to be real when in fact it is distracting you from fulfilling your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Be ye therefore allowing. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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IMPOSING BELIEFS
ON OTHERS

Just because you passionately believe something does not give you the right to impose your beliefs on others like they are the truth and nothing but the truth.

This applies to religions, science, atheists and agnostics. Present your case for your beliefs but never force them on others.

Allow them the dignity of discovering Divine truth on their own. Be ye therefore a beacon of light! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAYINGS

The laugh of a fool is heard by many; but the wisdom of spirit is understood by only a few. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Those that think they know, in actuality, only believe; but those who know they know, in actuality, are being guided by the spirit within. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Wise is the fool who knows that how knowledge is obtained is limited; and foolish is the wise one who believes that what they see is all there is! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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CONVICTIONS
OF TRUTH

The more someone mocks my understandings of reality the stronger I get in my convictions to the truth. Remember, Einstein’s imagination gave him his understandings FIRST and the math came later (E=mc2). I am not saying that I am an Einstein; what I am saying is that my imagination, intuition and logic has led me to correlations and conclusions that are in line with the effect of physical reality.

I am steadfast and not stubborn. I am focused and not vague. I am relentless in my pursuit of the truth despite the mockery of those who ‘believe’ they understand and in actuality don’t even see the veil that is covering their observations. I will NOT give in to ignorance to be nice. I will NOT allow that which is pernicious to ride herd over my revelations and understandings.

I will continue to reveal that which is given to me despite the nay saying of those who can’t see the nose on their face. Go ahead, mock me. The more you do, the stronger I get and the stronger the understanding of the truth gets. Be ye therefore steadfast in your knowing and relentless in your pursuit of the truth! ~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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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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SYSTEMATIC KNOWLEDGE

Science is the systematic knowledge of the physical world that we physically sense and mentally perceive by observing deliberate experimentation and logically inferring its causes and effects.

Spirituality is the non-systematic wisdom of the spiritual world that we emotionally feel and spiritually know by allowing that which is to reveal the causes and effects through intuition.

Science is a physical and mental process whereas Spirituality is an emotional and spiritual process.

In order to know the truth both systems must be used to validate one another or your version of the truth is skewed at best.

Be balanced in what you sense, perceive, feel and know; for therein lays the truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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DAMAGING CONNECTIONS

While you were forcing your limited beliefs on others you were damaging your connection to Divine love. Anytime you try to proselytize others to your point of view it is your ego that is in command and NOT the Spirit of God.

Some will misinterpret your revelations as beliefs because they do not have the inner sense of knowledge that comprehends the revelation of spirit.

Their egos are so firmly rooted in what they believe is real that they preclude any and all alternatives to their limited thinking to exist.

Don’t box yourself into a paradigm of constriction based on what someone who espouses limited thinking has taught you; whether religious, spiritual or scientific.

Be original and VALUE to wonderment and majesty of the omniverse and realize that you are an extension of that value. You ARE Divine love in action! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SPIRITUALITY

Spirituality: Knowing there's only one God which has brought forth all of existence because you can read the signs in creation. Seriously - that's all there is to it when you see order from chaos. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SCIENCE

Science: A belief system that says whatever we measure from our limited senses is the only accurate representation of reality. Accuracy from limitation? I can get with that! Yeah, right! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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BELIEFS

BELIEFS: REPEATED THOUGHTS THAT YOU ACCEPT AS TRUE WITHOUT TESTING THEIR VALIDITY.  YEAH, THAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL TAKE AT FACE VALUE.

TRUTH IS NOT TRUTH UNLESS IT STANDS UP TO REPEATED CHALLENGES THAT PROVE ITS VALIDITY.

IF YOU BLINDLY BELIEVE IN WHAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS TOLD YOU, HAS WRITTEN IN A BOOK OR HAS TOLD YOU IS DIRECTLY FROM GOD,

GO WITHIN AND ASK THE DIVINE FOR GUIDANCE. ONLY THEN WILL YOU KNOW ITS VALIDITY. ~DEAN A. BANKS, D.D.

 

 

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RELIGION

Religion is the binding together of people with common and accepted beliefs that are aligned with a conscientious, scrupulous, strict, precise and accurate reverence for God. The constituents share a sense of right and wrong thoughts and behaviors, a moral obligation to help one another and to those in poverty or experiencing infirmities.

Religions operate on the duty for their believers to have faith in God above all else. Many religions have a central book or books written down by their leaders, disciples of their leaders or persons gifted with divine prophecy. These written works serve as a Literary Authoritarianism that provides a set of rules and experiences that demonstrate and outline their constituents’ beliefs and acceptable behaviors.

When the written word and the experiences of their leaders and believers become adopted by an individual, the collective experiences of what others believe and have encountered become the individuals’ beliefs. When one goes within and experiences their individual Divine presence, Divine knowledge, Divine creativeness and Divine love, religion becomes a guidepost that points the way to inner truth.

However, many religions adhere more to the guidelines of their written doctrine than to encourage individual divine communication. Their leadership becomes dependent on their constituents to support its endeavors and accomplish its spiritual goals through ongoing social participation.

Religions are more social organizations that teach their constituents about “their version” of divinity in order to gain their support and keep the congregations alive ‘in spirit’ and mutually dependent on one another.

Spirituality is not practicing the beliefs of books, religions, charismatic preachers or historical religious figures. Spirituality is a personal experience with the Divine. Religions are a collective experience of what those involved in their religions have come to accept as true; and most times without challenge.

Spirituality allows you to come to know the presence of the Divine within ‘without’ anyone else’s documentation or witnessing of their experiences. It is a personal relationship that you forge day after day with the Divine. The more you spend in Divine communication, the more you come to know this truth and witness the challenges in your life that repeatedly prove that truth’s validity.

Religions, churches and spiritual groups are good to help individuals discover, research and participate in activities that encourage Divine communication. However, when the group becomes more important to the individual than private one-on-one time with the Divine, that’s when the religion becomes more important than the spiritual experience and relationship with the Divine.

Pray for guidance; meditate to receive Divine guidance; serve others with your talents, skills and abilities to fulfill that guidance and live in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. The ongoing peace, understanding, joy and Divine love you receive from prayer, meditation, service and subsequent fulfillment, become the only experiences that reinforce your individual spirituality. Be ye therefore ONE with the Divine! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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THE SAME METHODOLOGY

Atheism is using the same methodology of belief in no God that others use to believe there is one. Atheists only believe what their senses reveal even though their senses are limited and don’t reveal to them the entire picture. They become arrogant in their assessment of no divinity because they allow their egos to elevate themselves to ‘godhood’.

They further claim that any belief in God is not being responsible when in fact it is they who are not being responsible by being self-centered. By turning the focus onto them and them alone, they reveal that they are actually living in fear of reality by holding onto their dogmatic belief that God doesn’t exist. They deny that Atheism is NOT a belief when in fact it is.

Any thought repeatedly accepted as true becomes a belief, whether that thought is accurate or erroneous. To deny that reveals that they have an agenda to convince others of what they ‘believe’ and try to mask it as something ‘other’ than a belief. See things for how they are and NOT what others ‘believe’ they are. Be a beacon of light and not a harbinger of death. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SIMPLY EXISTING?

If you are not here to accomplish something, then why are you here? To simply exist? Or to unfold your consciousness into your reality as a synergistic part of our mutual growth and expansion?

Whether you believe in God or not is not the issue. What’s at stake is that we are here to share our individual talents, skills and abilities with each other to mutually grow and expand; it’s called a collective purpose.

Our emergent consciousness is a result of our bio-electrochemical processes striving for survival amid the perceptions of external chaotic forces tying to limit our abilities to thrive.

Science has revealed that the only thing that can change the perception of the outcome of an experiment is the consciousness of the observer. You affect reality as you allow it to affect you.

Stay focused on what is important; not being a cheerleader for belief systems but being a leader of knowledge and a spreader of wisdom. Be ye therefore interactive and interdependent! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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NO IDEA

While you were arguing with a moron who could not see the facts in front of their face, someone was in need of kind and loving support and you had no idea what they were going through. We all take challenges at face value until they become personal.

When we allow the ignorance of others to preoccupy our time that could be better spent in helping those who genuinely need guidance and help, we are allowing our egos to determine the course of our actions and not the Spirit of God.

Recently, I lost several friends and one of them to suicide. I keep asking myself why I was so entrenched and consumed with debating a scientific blowhard who didn’t have a clue about the actual reality when I could have called my friend just to say Hi. I might have been able to help her; or, perhaps it would have not helped at all. I will never know that.

We all get caught up in battles that will never produce effective results. When one cannot see reality as it is, they will defend what they believe it is to the death. You will never be able to convince a fool of their foolishness because in order for a fool to see their foolishness they need to be wise. Wisdom comes from understanding knowledge.

When you simply observe, perceive and believe things are they way the ‘appear’ to be you are NOT being wise. Like the fool, you cannot see your foolishness because you are entrenched in it.

Don’t allow the ignorance and folly of those who claim to know, but in actuality, know nothing. It is not your job to convince the fool of their folly; it is your job to share Divine love in the face of ignorance.

Be ye therefore understanding and helpful. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHAT GIVES?

HEARTFUL

In order to have a loving heart, we all must be heartful. Being heartful means adopting qualities that allow you to discern the facts and not judge the person.

In other words, have a HEART:

First, be Humble. Allow others the benefit of the doubt until you understand their circumstances. After all, you might have responded similarly if you were in their shoes.

Second, be Empathic. Allow the pain or pleasure of others to engage your heart. Think about how you would feel in their shoes.

Thirdly, be Aware. Allow the experiences of others to teach you about what works and what doesn’t work. Think about what both of you have learned from your experiences.

Fourthly, be Respectful. Allow others the dignity of the strength and resolve they have had to muster up to go through their experiences. After all, you have probably been through similar experiences that either made you happy or painful.

Fifthly, be Truthful. Allow others to experience the truth at their own level of understanding. Think about how you would like them to treat you if you were living through their experiences.

Having a heart means that you are Humble, Empathic, Aware, Respectful and Truthful. Give of yourself to others and live your dream. You can when your trust in your inner heart. Be ye therefore heartful! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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NEVER LET LIARS WIN

Never let liars win. Stop them in their tracks by trusting completely in God to unfold the truth in Divine order.

When you tell the truth you are living in it; when you confabulate lies to make yourself look squeaky clean you are a liar and will eventually be known as such.

To all of the crooks, liars and con-artists you WILL reap what you sow in Divine order. Your egos will face what you fear the most; and you WILL lose.

May God have mercy on your twisted souls. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHAT IS SUCCESS?

What is success? Is it the accumulation of victories or things that you passionately desire? Or is it fulfilling your selfish yearnings to the point that you pat yourself on the back for your apparent ingenuity?

Success is defined as “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals; the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like” [dictionary.com].

Is success the end result or an ongoing process? It turns out that we have a moment to moment choice to either allow or resist our inner well-being. What exactly is our inner well-being?

It is living in concurrent states of peace, understanding, joy and Divine love. It is allowing that which has created you in perfection to flow through you unfettered by your selfish beliefs.

It is letting go of that which does not serve your inner well-being and sharing your talents, skills and abilities with others. As a result, you live in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance; the culmination of your choice to allow your inner well-being to guide you completely.

Peace is a state where you don’t allow doubt, worry or fear to interfere with your flow of Divine love from your inner well-being. This leads to the ability for you to understand that the Divine actualizes just ‘how’ events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behavior of others will manifest for the mutual benefit of yourself and others.

When you begin to feel that ‘the heat is off’ on you to perform the ‘how’, you enter into the realm of joy. Success, in essence, is the joy you feel for being the right person, doing the right thing and living in Divine love. It is NOT the accumulation of egoic victories over others and ‘things’ that you believe make you ‘happy’. When you live in joy everyday you are experiencing the bounty of Divine love.

You are NOT resisting that which appears to be against you; you are allowing that which is your inner well-being to guide you into fulfilling your Divine purpose in Divine order. Stop trying to ‘get’ that which is naturally already yours! When you look outside of yourself for that which can only be found within you are resisting your inner well-being.

What you resist will persist and you will come to know that it is there and the results that it can and will provide will always be just out of arm’s reach. It is when you stop resisting and start allowing your well-being to guide you all that you have dreamed of in living a fulfilled life will be made manifest.

It simply requires you to ‘get out of your own way’ and allow that which you are to flourish. Be ye therefore truly successful! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

NOT A RELIGION

Atheism is not a religion; it is a belief system that is based on the plausible deniability of the existence of a deity. It is a limiting belief system because it does not take into account the entire picture. It only believes what the senses observe and the mind perceives.

When Atheists bind together to force their beliefs on others, then they become a religion that espouses scientific dogma. Scientific dogma is the parsimonious belief that everything that your senses observe and your mind perceives is all of reality.

When you live in a box of religious or scientific dogma you cannot see outside of the box. The only way to see the entire picture is to get outside of the box and look back at what you have perceived is real.

It is then that you will come to know just how limited religion and science actually are and how abundant spiritual awareness is. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

DEGRADING YOUR INTEGRITY

Every time you allow a liar, a thief or egomaniac fool others, you are degrading your integrity. Being honest is not enough. Following through by exposing the evil of those who prey on the helpless, the ignorant and gullible puts your truthfulness into action.

When you allow others to fall prey to or be victimized by ruthless prevaricators by remaining silent, you are contributing to the unfolding of evil in our shared reality.

Stand up for the truth and for those who are fooled by controllers, dominators or manipulators. It is our duty to remain truthful despite the lies of others. Be ye therefore and advocate of the truth! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

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JUDGMENT

An excellent treatise on judgment by Raymond Sigrist:

Practical descriptive judgments and morally prescriptive judgments.

For some of us, sin and sinner are not spiritually useful words, terms which would imply that one can make a universally valid moral  judgment on someone's behavior.  Characterizing certain behavior as sin involves making a prescriptive moral judgment: It claims that someone can prescribe how you should and should not behave in order to be deemed a good person. The implication of such a judgment appears to be that there are good people and there are evil people (sinners).  This idea of sin, a prescriptive judgment, is not useful to me because it does not accurately report my experience.  Avoidance of prescriptive should-nots does not bring me spiritual deliverance.

An example of prescription and description is demonstrated in the Bible in John, Chapter 8. Note the nuanced use of sin, a word that appears twice:

1. But Jesus went to the mount of Olives.

2. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and he sat down and taught them.

3. And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,

4. They say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.

5. Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou?

6. But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

7. But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her.

8. And again stooping down he wrote on the ground.

9. But they, having heard that, went out one by one beginning from the elder ones until the last; and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing there.

10. And Jesus, lifting himself up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Has no one condemned thee?

11. And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (Darby Bible).

How exquisite! Jesus recognizes that if we look from a wide perspective, we find out that we all break rules, we are all similar, and we all hurt others by the ramifications of even our socially approved behavior.  We all do this deed that people call “sin.”  But he also recognizes the community and family need for social order, that is why he tells the woman to avoid in the future, what she did . The emphasis is social responsibility, not morality.

It might even be that if we knew the specific context and details of this case of adultery, we might  find  that the woman's behavior in itself might be considered ethically appropriate, even if unlawful.  And still she would better have avoided it for important practical purposes.

When we assign the word sin (or evil) to the behavior of others, the term  becomes a device for making a comparative “should judgment” and it conveniently  hinders us from taking  a clear look at the quality of our own behavior.  In Jesus' first use of the term sin in the above, (“Let him that is without sin...”), he is demonstrating the problem with making such prescriptive judgments.

On the other hand “unlawful” is an idea that can be useful as a practical (descriptive) judgment;  We can describe certain behaviors which unduly upset human society and the human mind.  Thus a society can legitimately decide that a behavior can be considered unlawful.

The society can legitimately put a person in jail for certain disruptive or harmful behavior (even though the perfectly legal behavior of the rest of us might often have far more damaging ramifications.)  We don't have to deem the law-breaker a sinner.  Descriptive judgment, used as a pragmatic tool, only claims to decide what practical assessment and action will be needed to maintain social and psychological stability.  This descriptive use of the term sin is seen in Jesus' second use of the term in, “go and sin no more.” I take this to mean: don't do this socially disruptive action anymore.  I do not take it to be saying: don't be a  bad person anymore.

Now if this paradigm of fundamental sinlessness is true, as some of us have taken it to be, it has also been a powerful vehicle of deliverance for us: If there is nothing fundamentally wrong with me, and nothing fundamentally wrong with you, I am thus free (delivered) from both judgment of self and judgment of others.  This deliverance will cause me to spontaneously (by grace) fall in love with my entire world and everyone in it. 

We are not ordered to love, love is a gift given to those who surrender to it.  By the way, deliverance to the realization of spontaneous all-encompassing love is also found in the mystical teachings of the ancient Chinese Taoists.

Note of interest:

Being ordered by God to love would amount to demanding a performance-based deliverance; performing is what the Apostle Paul calls “works.” In contrast, deliverance through the will to surrender is not performance-based.  Paul calls this attitude faith. Galatians 2:16: by observing the law no one will be justified.Ephesians 2:8,9-- for ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift: not on the principle of works (Darby Bible edition). ~ Raymond Sigrist

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Tribulation - That moment you realize that you've been wrong the whole time. ~Robert Yarbrough

Exuberation - That moment you realize that your tribulation was meant to move you forward toward complete and utter fulfillment! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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DEFINITIONS

Spirituality - is NOT any kind of conspiracy.

Prevaricator - One who lies because it is beneficial to themselves.

Asshole - One who knows the truth and chooses to be selfish about it.

Religion - IS a conservative conspiracy.

Moron – One who denies the truth because he is to lazy to verify it.

Gadfly - One who repeatedly bites the ass of the horse trying to suck its blood and lay its eggs in order to reproduce its existence.

Recalcitrant - One who resists authority; or the control, domination and manipulation of others’ egos. One who is not obedient or compliant with the rules and laws of the status quo.

Know it all - One who believes that what they think they know trumps what anyone else believes or knows. Their opinions reflect what they sense, perceive and believe more than what they actually know.

Earn - Something you believe you must do in order to receive recompense. In reality, you must replace earn with allow and be fulfilled.

Allowance - To understand that well-being is within you and that all you have to do is replace ‘need’ with ‘receive’ in order to have it unfold from within you.

Forgiveness - Understanding that what someone else has done, anyone can do. It means being able to empathize by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.

Ignorance - Not possessing any knowledge of truth because believing what is convenient and readily apparent is more important than spending the time to learn the truth.

Apathy -  The inability to feel for oneself or others due to a lack of personal passion or an indifference to living in peace, understanding, joy and love.

Truth - What remains after you discharge all of your erroneous beliefs and choose to allow your inner well-being to guide you to unfold your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Awareness - Realizing that what you observe, perceive and believe does NOT reveal the entire picture of existence. It is thinking, more than sensing; knowing more than believing; and being more than feeling.

Love - Who you truly are. What you came from. Where you will return to. How you will be fulfilled. When you will be joyous. Why you are here. Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.

Greed - That which seeks to own, control, dominate and manipulate that which can be made into an ongoing selfish profit. It is the result of the ego determining that it must be the middleperson in order to derive a profit.

Evil - That which seeks to take away from life more than give to it. It seeks to be fulfilled by controlling, dominating and manipulating what others feel they need in order to survive. It lies, cheats and steals whatever it needs to fulfill its ongoing agenda of selfishness.

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AN ABUNDANT OMNIVERSE

What we think, feel, believe, say and do has nothing to do with the fact that we live in an abundant omniverse. However, what we think, feel, believe, say and do DOES affect our current state of vibration. If we think negative thoughts, feel selfish feelings, believe erroneous beliefs, say detrimental things and act out of fear, we are NOT living in our ever-present state of well-being.

If you believe more than know, it affects your state of vibration and the reflection of that vibration will be recognizable to you MORE than what is actually real. If you think more than sense, you will be able to align yourself with your inner well-being because you have the knowledge that it is actually there. If you live in your inner state of well-being you acknowledge your feelings and use them effectively to a point where they allow you to live in ongoing peace, understanding, joy and Divine love.

You do NOT have to do anything to live in your inner divinity; it is always there subtly guiding you when you make the time to go within and listen to the silence and experience your inner presence. The most common mistake of those who seek to live a spiritual life is the false belief that righteousness will ‘get’ you something in a supposed afterlife. You cannot earn the favor of God, the universe or others in order to ensure your place in being a ‘good’ soul.

If you believe this, you are operating from your ego and NOT the Spirit of God! Your life will unfold perfectly when you decide to allow your experience of life to fulfill your dreams while living in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. There is no struggle involved; only allowance. We are all worthy and deserving of living in mutual well-being. When we start to feel the joy of living in our dreams we start the snowball rolling down the hill. As momentum builds, we accumulate more and more material for our success from our environment.

We are blessed with life and the ability to co-create in our lives. The only thing that holds us back from experiencing the peace, understanding, joy and Divine love in our lives are the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, words, actions and behaviors that CONTRADICT our experience of our inner well-being. We polarize ourselves based on what significance we apply to our experiences. Our emotional state ALWAYS tells us just how we are feeling about those experiences.

We are successful, blessed and fruitful beings when we allow ourselves to live from our inner well-being. Our actions don’t amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of things. Our allowance of what is and vibrating at what we actually are co-creates our experiences of what we are. Anticipate more positive coming into your life and less negative in order for you to feel good about yourself. Your feeling of where you are in unfolding who and what you are determines just how good you feel.

Practice living in peace; strive to be understanding; live in the joy of fulfilling your dreams; and ultimately, experience the bounty of Divine love everlasting! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.