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If the one born ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Lord of Lords’ could do nothing in his own self how can any expect to do so?
“Beloved Yeshua claimed no power, no anointing and no teaching ministry other than the power, the anointing and the wisdom of the ‘Father within’.
“Of my own self I can do nothing, the Father within doeth the works.” – Jesus
The words that I speak are not mine but the Father’s that sent me.” Jesus
When you stand before the magistrates take no thought what you will say, the Father within will speak.” Jesus
This above scripture has been misinterpreted to mean some power other than yourself takes over and speaks through you. This is not to be done. This is the way to invite demon possession or being taken over by a lower astral entity aka the powers of darkness.
It simply means, you will do the speaking or writing and the words will come to you, similar to a flowing stream. You will not have to pump them up or attempt to search them out or attempt in any other way to do it within your own self.
Step back in your own Christ Identity and know thyself. It is said to have been written over an ancient Temple of Wisdom, “Know Thyself”.
As the scriptures tell us, ‘Be still and KNOW, that I AM God’. Where is the “I AM”? Beloved Jesus made clear when he said,
“The Kingdom of God is within YOU.”
Stand back in that Kingdom and allow the fullness of the glory of God to descend upon you and just BE what you really are, the beloved I AM Presence of the Living God within your own Soul.”
“May you stand in the glory of the true Self…So Be It, Be It So, Amen.”
Val and Valana Thor
©Copyright 2011 Valana Thor
This may be re-posted please leave copyright and writer’s names on it, thank you. Valana
“Your mind knowsonly some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.” ~ Henry Winkler
We’ve all done it. We’ve all searched for the answers to our most complex life’s questions. Whether through reading the latest self-help book, attending seminars by the latest motivational speaker, sitting at the feet of a great “guru,” or visiting a noted psychic, we have hoped someone could help us find our way.
We’ve all spent the money, time and energy searching. Yet somehow we always come away still yearning for more.
Like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, while we were looking for our way home, following the yellow brick road, we didn’t realize our answers were already there. Our quest to meet the Wizard – the one who could teach us all we needed to know, ends when we finally stop searching “out there”.
We realize our greatest teacher is someone who has been with us all along. Albeit, someone we may not really know all that well.
In the practice of Kundalini Yoga, the opening mantra before every session is “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,” which means: ”I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine teacher.”
The mantra is used to tune the student into the “divine flow” and the knowledge we all carry inside us. The great teacher is you. No one can give you the knowledge or wisdom you need greater than what you can give yourself. The Divine teacher is contained within each of us.
Our challenge is we often don’t know how to begin meeting ourselves. The journey to the classroom of your greatest teacher follows this path:
1. Be Willing To Be Still
We can not hear the divine knowledge if we are not willing to be still. And I’m not referring to just closing your eyes and sitting. Being truly still requires quieting of the mind, stopping all the chatter and being willing to hear what lies underneath. You have to be truly present with yourself. A very hard task if you’ve been avoiding your truest deepest self.
When I ask if people mediate, the responses are typically that there isn’t enough time, or it seems silly – just to sit there and do nothing. Others tell me that it’s useless, because they can’t stop the chatter in their minds.
There is usually a reason for our hesitancy. Anxiety can exist in just being quiet, completely letting go of all thought. It takes courage to be in silence to hear the lesson which we can teach ourselves. Don’t give up. Be patient and you will learn what your divine nature is trying to teach.
2. Be Willing To Accept The Teacher Who Shows Up
Once you have cast aside all thoughts and chatter, you will meet your teacher. He or she will be some form of your higher self. Be willing to accept however “you” look.
The first time I truly became quiet, I met myself as a young woman around the age of 30. I didn’t however, like what I saw. I almost didn’t recognize myself.
I looked exhausted, my cheeks drawn in, eyes wide with pain and I sat on the ground with my arms reaching up, as if asking for help to even stand. This worn out exhausted version of myself was pleading for me to help her.
I wanted to run from her.
She scared me.
I stood my ground and listened.
I heard what she was teaching me. This younger exhausted version of me was there to show what my inner self was really feeling. At that time in life, I was ignoring my needs.
I was working so hard at taking care of everyone else, I did not take time to care for her. I was struggled to juggle being a single mother with a professional career.
This teacher was telling me that she needed help. I had to find the courage to reach out to her, scoop her up in my arms and care for her.
In essence, be willing to accept the teacher who appears. It might be a younger version of you, or an older one, or a version you have never seen.
Be willing to accept however the “inner you” appears. The next time your teacher appears, don’t be surprised if he or she looks completely different. Each new lesson may bring a different teacher. Be willing to accept the teacher who shows up.
3. Be Willing To Learn
Whatever the lesson presented to you, be willing to learn. Maybe the lesson will be a joyful one or one of appreciation. Once my teacher showed me how to dance with joy.
A young happy version of myself appeared with her arms outstretched and head thrown back in joy, teaching me how it looks to feel free and happy. Maybe it will be a lesson requiring courage because the instructions are words you haven’t been willing to hear.
Whatever the message, it will be the most important lesson you need to learn in that moment of time. All the searching outside of yourself could never provide the answers your higher self will give you.
The silence is always filled with the wisdom of words we need.
We only need to be willing to learn.
4. Be Willing To Share
The final step in being a student of life is to share what you learn. Your lesson will always reveal a tidbit about finding your true self. Be willing to share your authentic self with others.
Every time we share of ourselves from an honest place, we give the gift of ourselves to others. And when you share the lessons you then teach others that it’s okay to accept themselves.
As you share, you will learn more about yourself. ”When one teaches, two learn”. You are meant to be your greatest teacher, to know yourself and be you.
This is how we change the world, one student, one teacher at a time.
Have you learned to hear and trust your inner voice? Do you agree that your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path? Share your insights by commenting below
This article was written by Lexlee Overton. Lexlee is living bravely as a trial lawyer, business owner, founder/CEO of a life-saving non-profit, wife, and mother. From being a winning female trial lawyer in a male-dominated courtroom to growing a thriving business during motherhood, Lexlee has experienced a challenging journey advocating for others, which led her to a mission of self-advocacy for living authentically, passionately, and boldly. You can read more about her journey at www.livebraver.com
Ascended Master, El Morya’s Weekly Message ~ February 25 – March 04, 2014
Received by Julie Miller / February 25, 2014
There is no doubt that you have heard your inner voice before, and there have been times you have trusted this inner voice, your voice of wisdom – it is this inner voice that knows what is best for you, but so many times you turn away from your inner voice, or you have allowed yourself to become so distracted that you no longer can hear it. When you tune into your inner voice and learn to trust in what it is whispering, the choices you make and the decisions you choose will seem as if they are answering themselves. When we urge you to follow your heart, it is because the direction your heart is leading you towards will never fail you. It is when you allow your over-processed mind to step in and decide against what your heart is telling you what is right for you at that given time that creates complications.
When you learn to listen to the wisdom of your inner voice, you will discover not only your true and authentic self, but you will recognize what stirs your soul with the greatest of passion and this dear ones becomes your driving force that propels you forward each and every time. For the many dear souls who have yet to exercise the wisdom found from listening to their inner voice, trust will be a huge hurdle to overcome; as they must learn to trust what they cannot see or hear with ears, but learn to know from knowing that is instinctual and intuitive. There are so many reasons why hearing your inner voice is so difficult that makes it even more difficult to trust. And the more you explore yourself, the more you will uncover.
Even if you are somehow unaware of the workings of your mind, understand dear ones your mind is constantly busy and flooded by waves upon waves of thoughts, feelings, emotions and information that is gushing and flowing for attention and for action. There are times when your mind does slow down, but it never stops. If you truly take a moment or two to gauge your mind, you too will realize that you never shut down your mind – you are constantly thinking, processing, analyzing, interpreting, judging, giving comments and making suggestions all day and many times you allow your mind to draw you into its unstructured and uncontrolled flow without even thinking twice.
Now if you were to slow down your stream of thoughts and reflect upon them then it is possible for you to recognize that inside your mind is a voice that is something like a narrator of story but the story is not something you read to your child, the story is your life and the voice of your mind is your ego. Many times this voice may seem to be loud whereas other times soft and gentle. Knowing you have so many emotional voices in your head, ones that are angry, frustrated, forceful, loving, compassionate, etc., it becomes difficult to hone in on your actual inner voice – the voice of your wisdom, the voice that is knowing, loving and kind.
Just for a moment dear ones, consider your true and authentic self as being the source of your wisdom has no voice. Instead of connecting to you with certain words and thoughts, it connects to you through another method. Comprehend dear ones, Inner Wisdom is all sensory and connects to you through certain sensations, feelings and emotions found within your body – the trick is noticing them.
We know you get these sensations all the time, but because your day is so busy and your mind is often distracted you have chosen to ignore most of them because you have not allowed yourself to tune in to their meaning or purpose. So many dear souls are rusty when it comes to interpreting the message coming to them from their inner voice. What we have observed is that even if you have some amount of understanding to what you are sensing and feeling, many times you are too fearful to trust what you are feeling and choose to not investigate further and not to follow through the wisdom that is coming through from your inner voice. It is the force behind your egotistic mind that prevents you from hearing your inner voice, it will drown out its wisdom so drastically that its whispers become imperceptible and obscure until you learn to rise above your ego.
We have a simple exercise for you: Think about something you’ve wanted to do or try but you have held back for many reasons. The reasons could easily seem logical or even rational at the time for why you haven’t started, but in truth you are afraid to begin, you may be afraid you will do something wrong or fail, but seriously how would you know if you don’t try? Think about the outcome you wish to reach and think about how important and significant this is to you and what it means for you to succeed in something you have wanted to do but held back. Will it help fulfill you if you began making steps towards this new direction, would it help you grow and develop by completing it and how will it help you grow?
When you know you have been holding yourself back, even in a conversation understand why this is dear ones. Speaking openly and honestly from your true self can be daunting, but if you don’t tell the other person how you are feeling, how then are you to resolve any issues or share your thoughts or concerns? Speaking from your true self, being honest and genuine seems to be such a difficult thing for so many to do, but the more you do even in little things, the greater your confidence grows and the easier it becomes to speak up, and share your ideas and what is bothering you. Your inner voice is there whispering dear ones, encouraging you forward, stop your mind from its busy attempt to distract you and just allow yourself to be and you will hear.
If you really think about it honestly and truthfully, you will agree that what you want is what is best for you and it’s always best to trust yourself and take appropriate action that will bring you into alignment with your values and true self. Your inner voice is gentle, not at all forceful. Your inner voice will instruct you with suggestions, there will be no force, simply an invitation to make a choice. Knowing this, your authentic self also knows and understands that you deserve to share your truth, but also realizes that you resist this part of your Self. You may be overcome by tightness or discomfort in your stomach from a lack of trust and use of your intuition. Then your mind takes over and creates larger issues by having you second guess yourself and having you feel uncomfortable instead of confident within any situation and many times can create fear where there was none before.
Life is hard; it can be frightening. It is important to admit to yourself that some choices and decisions are scary. What is important is not to become stuck in the fear of trying. Sometimes you had to learn the hard way, you have gained scars and bumps along the way and because of the experiences you have met, the wisdom you have accumulated is second to none. But it is your ego and busy mind that has you becoming your biggest critic. And at first your ego may seem as if it’s trying to protect you from tasting the full flavour of life, but eventually your ego will make you its prisoner. Understand it is not silly nor is it foolish to listen to your heart and to trust the sensations you get from this divine core of your being. Don’t deny yourself the happiness you deserve by listening to your ego – tune into your heart and allow your inner voice to be heard through its subtle energies and ways.
Did you know dear ones, every time you choose to not follow your inner voice and the guidance from your heart your energy becomes depleted? There is a sense and feeling of a loss of personal power brings feelings like sadness and sometimes a deadening kind of feeling. You are encouraged to become more attentive to your sensations and to your emotions, because like all things time will provide you the healing and nurturing required and the understanding of the value of your inner voice and of the directions found from its guidance.
If you want to start something new but were afraid to begin, just think dear ones of the outcome you wish to achieve that include all the positive possibilities that could result if you followed the direction of your inner voice. As you enter a new and more positive mind-set, your intuition will be able to flow more freely as you begin to relax into your freer self, the self that is not overcome by a forceful ego, the self that is aware and knowing. As you continue to consider all the possibilities of this new direction, how you will grow, by answering certain questions about yourself, you become more connected with your total self. You learn the importance of honouring your values by ending the smothering pattern your thoughts once were that were governed by your ego. You begin to nurture yourself and your mind in new positive ways and you will feel great as a result. When your total self is at peace and your mind is quiet, your inner voice is then able to come forward.
There very well may be times when challenges will trigger negative thinking and thoughtforms to reappear, and you will feel yourself become uncomfortable and tight once again. Listen to your body’s signals – pay attention. Your inner voice is speaking to you through subtle sensations that are for you to recognize then take appropriate action to bring peace and calm back to your mind, and not to give in to panic that will lead to stress and upset. Trust dear ones in your inner self and voice. Even if your ego is frightened, your inner self, will know exactly what to do because it is derived from love.
The more you practice tuning into your inner voice, the more you will trust in its direction, and the more your confidence will rise. Decisions will become easier as you have more faith in the wisdom that is coming from your inner voice and life becomes simpler, calmer and definitely more enjoyable.
Always trust your heart, your intuition and inner voice. They know what is best for you always – and you deserve to truly live a life that is honest, heart-felt and authentic.
And so it is…
I AM Ascended Master, El Morya through Julie Miller
My Dear Friends,
Today I went inside my head
Closed my eyes and took a breath
I can feel the coolness of the air as it enters my nose
And the warmth as it exits my mouth
Slow and deep breaths I take
In and hold
Out and hold
Paying attention to the now
How do I feel, what do I feel
Oh there’s a thought
Say hi and thank you
But your not needed now, so please go away
The pure new energy is entering my lungs
Fueling my heart
Into my bloodstream
Passing through my body like cars on a highway
Into my arms, my hands and my fingers
Rushing through my body
To every organ, to every cell
Nourishing me as it makes its way
But how do I feel..
At peace for now
Deeper and deeper I go
Into my mind
To a place where I’m safe
My tranquil place
My garden of truth
No one can touch me here
It’s for me and for me alone
My dreams are here
I’m loved here
I can stay or I can return
It’s my choice
It’s my life
Namaste With Love
Thanks to the Galactic Free Press.
People are often uncomfortable with silence. We live our lives surrounded by lawnmowers, traffic, TV’s, sirens, mp3 players and horns. We are not accustomed to hearing silence and subtleties in ourselves. How could we be?
Many find comfort with constant noise and keep the TV on for long hours. Do we like distractions to avoid the experience of silence? Do we try to escape silence to avoid vulnerability? Our feelings more readily surface in quiet moments. What do we hear in the silence? Do we hear our consciousness? Experience innermost thoughts? Feel our emotions?
Mystics and spiritual leaders have long revered silence and recommend listening to “the sound of silence” is an ancient technique.
- “Silence is the altar of God.”
- “Be still and know that I am God.”
- “When we go into the inner chamber and shut the door to every sound that comes from life without, then the voice of God will speak to our soul, and we will know the key note of our life.”
Focused inner listening amplifies the sounds of our heart, circulatory and respiratory systems, and the many frequencies that travel throughout our body. There are great benefits to be gained in pursuing these subtle sounds.
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