The Good Within the Bad; the Bad Within the Good

The Edgar Cayce Readings tell us “There is good in the worst of us. There is bad in the best of us.” Who else may have said this? Martin Luther King, Robert Lewis Stephenson, Bishop Fulton Sheen, Abraham Lincoln, Thornton Wilder, Carl Jung, and many more.  It is consistent throughout time and recognized for its forthright honesty about we human beings.

Each of these sources are talking about human beings. They are reminding us that everyone has both the light and dark within us, both selfishness and unselfishness within us, both the light and the shadow, both the left and the right, the forward and the backward, the up and the down, etc within us. (And as I have said, “There is a liberal within the consciousness of every conservative, and a conservative within the consciousness of every liberal.”  “There is a Republican within every Democrat and a Democrat within every Republican.”)  And if we’ve come across this saying and taken it to heart, we’ve pretty much only considered it relevant to human beings.

But, it can be considered in other ways, too. For example – the choices we make as human beings.

When we make choices of how to proceed, we weigh both the good and the bad.  When we finally make the decision/choice, neither the good nor the bad disappear or are dissolved from existence.  Neither are both the good and the bad turned into both good or both bad.

There is no choice that is made that is 100% “good”, and no choice that is 100% “bad”.  (Notice the quotation marks.)  This is because we are individuals deciding only for ourselves (or our group) as to what is a good decision and what is a bad decision.  What is a good decision for our self, can absolutely be a bad decision for someone else.  That which can bring good results for our self from our choices can absolutely bring bad results for others.  In other words, the circumstances of our own personal choices and decisions are good for some people in our lives and bad for other people in our lives.

This is the world we so often see when we look around on this planet.  We many times see everything in our lives and in this world as black and white, good or bad, right or wrong, but rarely ever as both, or the gray area in between.  Oh, sure, we know life is a mixture of gray areas.  But, when push comes to shove, we back ourselves and others into the corners of black/white.

Right now, you may think I’m writing about race issues, but I’m not.  However, since you’re right and I’m wrong, then I must be writing about race issues.  Except that I’m writing about that which is within the one individual, so this must mean that I’m writing about the issue that within every white person is a black person, and within every black person is a white person (especially if we see the other person as a stereotype, as well as if we see the other person as a cosmos unto themselves.)

Or I’m writing about all of the above – how we see the world – and how we aren’t yet seeing our self.

In our political arenas, in general, many of us are seeing things as black and white, liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican, as well as vice versa.  Therein lies our problem, that if we only see these factors, we’re only choosing to see the black/white side of our choices.  And this carries over into our everyday lives – with our relationships, with our attitudes, and with our religious/spiritual beliefs – and whether we choose violence or nonviolence, abuse on not, insults or not, disrespect or not, and compassion or not, patience or not, kindness or not – eventually with whether we choose to Love God above all else, and Love our neighbor as ourselves…. or not.

Yet, it is still possible to step back from black/white, right/left, them/us thinking, feeling, and responding.

We all value different things in life.  We come by these values through our experiences and learning.  We find what we like and dislike – what we hold more important – through living life.  Since everyone lives a different life than everyone else, we’re going to learn, experience and come to value different things in these different lives.

With our values, we can sometimes come to believe that our own values are the only values worth …. valuing.  Without realizing it, we are then saying our experiences are the only experiences one can gain from – our learning is the only education worth learning.

Of course, we would never consciously acknowledge this lopsided thinking, but when we choose black/white thinking, like we generally are tending to do right now in our world, this is what we are inferring.  Our views are the right views, our values are the real values, our education is the correct education, our values are the only values worth having.

In actuality, for the most part, none of us are this 2 dimensional in our thinking.  We do have room in our paradigm for people who value different experiences and learning.  But, ultimately, we’ve taken up the habit of judging others because of the reason that they have different thoughts, beliefs, and values.

God alone knows what all is in a person’s heart – that which we think, which we fully believe and that which we value.  We human beings don’t, even during those times that we solidly think we do.  But, we are almost automatic in our judgement of another person for what we think, believe and value.  In addition, we can compare that which we individually value to what God values, and the one thing that’s true in this comparison is how monumentally we fall short compared to what God values.

It is in the judging that we get off track.  It is in the criticism of others’ differences that we start missing the greater learning.  It is in the diminishing of others’ experiences and of what others have learned through living life.  It is in not recognizing that others value different things in life based upon their soul’s different journey.  This shortcoming becomes a form of disrespect of the soul that God created, and the circumstances in which the soul is experiencing human life with all that comes with their life.

In the judging, we are, once again, taking a bite of the apple from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.  We are, once again, moving ourselves out of the garden, within which we have been meant to be.  In the judging, we are also judging ourselves and that part of our self of which we are yet unconscious – the yin within our yang, and our yang within our yin – or possibly in this case – our liberal self within our conservative self and our conservative self within our liberal self… and on and on.

Sure, we can always choose to hold onto our black/white thinking – our right vs. left thinking – for an eternity if we so choose, and an eternity after that, and another eternity after that.  Or we can begin to let go of our judgement of others since they have come to learn to value different parts of life than we have.  We can begin to let go of our judgement of others who hold different things in life to be important.  We can let go of our judgement, in effect, letting go of thinking that our life path is God’s life path for all human beings which would thus “teach all humans the same values and same beliefs” as our self.

It is in letting go of our judging others (and everything about them) that we can begin putting the apple back on the tree.  It is this that helps us to step out of the duality of the current world – the conflict and discord of the current world.

Oh, sure, there is still learning from each other and challenging each others’ beliefs that we still go through and experience.  Good thing, too, for what would life be like if no belief or thought were ever challenged – ever?

Letting go of judgement doesn’t mean there are no consequences, for who among us thinks God would no longer have karma be alive and well.  The principles of karma, or as I call it, “soul activity echoes”, would simply happen without judgement – AS IT DOES NOW without our being aware of this fact.

It is judgement which has created duality.  It is letting go of judgement that brings unity and oneness back for us to experience, and perhaps in turn, value, and perhaps value more so than so many other things in life – to the point that we practice letting go of judging regularly – to the point that we find our way back to caring for the people who used to be in our life and who we cared about before – and still care about except for the fact that they think differently and believe differently.

And except for the fact that when digging deep down, it turns out that we find that we value the same or similar things as people who we care about – like love, kindness, compassion – like forgiveness and mercy – and like letting go of judgement for where they are at in their life, heart and mind, and the feeling of oneness and unity with which letting go of judging them then brings us to experience.

God bless you all.

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“Even though we judge differently, (judging things to be good or bad), things are happening perfectly and without judgement for us and for our learning and growth.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2019, Jodie Senkyrik)

“Forgiving one’s enemy changes one’s enemy. Not changed in front of our eyes, but in front of time’s eyes, which is where we were changed, also, when we were forgiven.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“It is best that we don’t believe everything we hear about someone. It is also best that we don’t believe everything we say about someone.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

“God does not approach us with judgement or criticism in His/Her heart, but rather patience, understanding, kindness and love.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

The May, 2020 1-day Retreat Not to be Scheduled

As I’ve written about on this site, we are in the time of the Earth where we have entered into the dark times (low vibration) manifesting as serious problems in the Earth.  There is so much going on spiritually, making this one of the most important times in human history (but we must do our inner work to help.)

I’ve written a lot about it, and you can find it on the website, (then select “3rd of 3 World Events” on the right side categories’ list.)  Several articles will come forward.  Only one of which is, “The New Age of Man Approaches: Part 1 of 2“.

There is a lot of upheaval manifesting.  And it’s going to affect us as well – individually and collectively.  It’s time to get creative and “see ourselves” as part of a community which needs us, as much as we may need them.  As I’ve mentioned, the Federal Govt. is NOT where help will come – it’s in the small communities which we are a part of – including our own retreat community.

It is a truth that we’re already behind in what should have been done, but no one is to blame for this.   We, the human race, are doing the best we can with what we have.  And we are not capable of or at the level of consciousness in which we could be handling this perfectly or magnificently.  We are still at a significantly educational level of consciousness.  So many are coming along kicking and screaming, while so many of us are turning the “human/spiritual evolutionary” gears – one gear tooth at a time.

Right now, I am NOT going to schedule a May, 2020 retreat. Instead, I’m going to try to do more writing online.  I’ve signed up for a Twitter account, and am sllloooooowwwwwwwwlllllyyyyyyyy learning it.  It is under the name Jodie Senkyrik or @JodieSenkyrik

I hope to use this to help be more active with questions, concerns, and the like which people may have.  That includes questions which all of you may have, which you believe I may be able to help with.

We’re now in the thick of things with regards to this time.  Much of this low vibration energy (called dark because it was created almost absent of the LIGHT) will manifest as painful events – suffering in the world.  As an example, in my own life, my dog of 9 years developed inoperable cancer and in a matter of 7 weeks, the tumor grew to the point that I had to euthanize her. Before that, her energy level was VERY HIGH for a dog of 13, and I might have thought she’d live to be 17 or 18, if I had not had psychic information telling me different.  I do see this as part of the energy manifesting in real ways in people’s lives – in this case, mine.  Where she might have lived another 4-5 years, she and I faced cancer.

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Light in the Darkness

Our prayers and meditations will help to bring light to “darkened” times, so, I encourage each and everyone to keep up with their spiritual efforts, study, pray, meditate, talk to God, listen to the voice within, interact with your own guides and angels, remember we are part of a team which has many non-physical beings as spirit helper teammates, also, and them wanting to help even more than we tend to accept.  I’ve written a few articles which lists specific activities and practices which can help.  The Edgar Cayce readings are also one of the best places to go to get support and encouragement.

Remember, common sense, is a spiritual quality as well.  And when it happens that any of us gets caught up in panic or fear, simply step back and breathe, then ask for help and guidance within. Christ seeks to show how He is a best friend and can be called upon.  One of His favorite songs is, “You’ve Got A Friend.”  He likes to sing, “You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am , I’ll come running, to see you again.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvJ7MYaK8o

And I’m ready to do whatever I can to help, too, as part of this (t-His) team.

God bless all of you.

Q and A’s, (questions 8-16)

8.       What is Russia’s near to medium term future?  … They too are asserting themselves, but their demographics don’t support it over the long term. D.M.

First, put this in the context of this physical Earth plane being a school of spirituality.

Then, as odd as it may be to say this, they struggle also with the forces that are in play – being human and subject to human issues, as well as spiritual forces.  These human and spiritual forces are the Will of the People.  Even though Russia has the government that it is known for in today’s world, the Will of the People (souls) is still a strong force.  Do not make the mistake of thinking that the Russian people/souls are like Americans in their way of thinking and behaving.  They do have a different collective consciousness and so their future as a nation and the past as a nation go along the lines of THEIR (Russian) collective consciousness and not OUR (U.S.) collective consciousness.  And I am NOT referring to citizenry ideals, but rather soul ideals when I refer to “collective consciousness”.  Individually, as souls, they have many different feelings and thoughts, some like Americans, but the collective force of their souls is what is paramount and thus more important.

Yes, they have conflict and struggle with themselves within – person with him/herself, citizens against citizens, citizens struggling with the government, citizens who accept the government the way it is – as much as outside themselves.  All of us struggle with ourselves internally, and that internal conflict then shows itself in our conflict with what is external to us.

To say what their specific future is would simply read like any other nation.  Don’t all nations, (even Canada), have these same patterns in consciousness of the people, and therefore the same patterns represented by different groups of citizens?  For this reason, at the same time, it is possible to say that the people, and government representatives are no different than the people and representatives of the UK, the US, or any other area of the planet.

People are still people.  (Not really profound, but true none the less.)  While their own unique government has it’s own characteristics and traits and problems, the people face many of the same internal issues which we all face all over the world.  We all have similar desires – to have a home, raise children, put clothes on their backs and food on the table, etc.  Their future has very little difference from anyone else’s future.  The issues of the past are the issues of the present and future.  While this may not answer your question distinctly, it is still an accurate description of their future.

As a political force, they are known to work more behind the scenes, but then how is that different from so many other governments?  There is not enough of a difference between the  past, present and near future to mention anything specific.  In their spiritual growth as a people, they have the opportunity to seek to call out to God… as we all do.  As time progresses for Russia, the prayers of a few will save many.  The prayers of many will save even more.  Prayer changes things.  Those who are prayed for will have God’s energy and spirit in their energy fields than those not prayed for.  As the Russian people continue to pray, so will their nation have ever more of God’s presence, which does lead to change.

The fact that we are all human beings on the planet does mean very sincerely, that we’re going to be having similar feelings, similar desires and similar sufferings.  Yet, as Americans, we cannot say “Everyone wants to be an American.”  It simply isn’t true.  Souls all over the world, are born where their evolutionary path is best for them.  People/souls are where they want to be, and like trees planted where they are, the lesson becomes NOT “Where do I need to go to grow best?”  BUT rather “How can I grow best in the place that I am?”

Look at Russia’s  issues today and you’ll see the same issues on into the next decade.  The timeline I’ve spoken of here – the most difficult times to 2026, then slowly start pulling ourselves out of the most difficult times as we decide to cooperate and work on our collective problems collectively, and this leading back to climbing out of the hole we seem to be in by 2038 – is the same timeline for Russia and all other nations and peoples on the planet.

9.   Jodie, please correct me if I am wrong on this, ok?  It seems to me like a huge impediment to the world is the US’s continuing militarism.  President Harding famously said that “The business of America is business.”  It seems to me now that the business of China is business, but the business of America is war.  What do you see happening over the next 20-50 years or more?

I will address this more in the future.  Regrettably, I would not be able to do it justice here at this time.

10.   I am seriously looking at Islam as a way of life, not just because I am moving (once more) to an Islamic country.  How will my family and people here in Charlotte who know me react to this once I inform them?  I feel drawn towards it.  It started back in the early 1980’s when I lived there.  How will my life change as a result of that choice?  It is a big choice.  All choices bring about consequences but big choices like that one can bring about big consequences, positive and negative, even neutral.

Every religion that teaches there is One God – (what I extrapolate as ‘One Infinite Consciousness with Infinite Possibilities and Infinite Capacity’) is worth studying and integrating into what we believe – every one.  The choices we make with walking our spiritual path, – what beliefs to hold to, or practice, what beliefs to gather from other religions, what spiritual beliefs we develop through our own efforts – in other words, whether an organized, established belief system, or an eclectic smorgasbord of personal beliefs – are all valid and worthy of being studied.  Not because we should practice all religions, but so we understand others and in turn, ourselves.

But, remember, first and foremost:  The most important thing is not what religious beliefs we hold to, but rather how we use our religious beliefs to motivate us to behave in relation to our fellow human beings.  Both good and bad choices can be made in every religion or belief system (or paradigms, philosophies, scientific structures or ways of thinking) in which we use to motivate us to behave certain ways towards and in relation to other human beings.

To change a little bit what Edgar Cayce said about people, namely his words of “There is good in the worst of us, and there is bad in the best of us” (E.C.), I would add, there is good in the worst of religions and there is bad in the best of religions. – WHY IS THIS TRUE?  Because, they’re made up of PEOPLE!  and it is the people who take on the beliefs and manifest behaviors.  Again, it is Edgar’s words above – and I’ll add, every organization that people are members of (or adhere to,) is only a reflection of the people who are this organizations’ members (or adhere to it.)  No system of thought or belief can be more than the people who make up its rolls.  However, all systems of thought and belief have the potential for growing into what the “Spiritual Teachers” teach, though.

My own recommendation to people is to study them all and choose which rituals, precepts, and practices fit you.  I recommend this, because while I encourage the study of all religions, I make the suggestion that there is no need to strictly adhere to only one religious belief system when much of the others have meaning for anyone, as well.  One can gain much by practicing all of a person’s interested religions or aspects of religions more as an integration of the available spiritual and religious belief systems.  It is not the “adhering” to one religious belief system that accomplishes spiritual growth.  Remember also, “mankind and mankind’s spiritual evolution was not made for religions and systems of thought.  These religions and system of thought were made for mankind’s evolution.”

In this “adding to” that I mention above, the understanding and knowledge of many religions to our mind and world view, we can slowly begin to open our eyes to a greater depth of how each religion offers the very same principles and teachings as other religions.  A deeper understanding of each can come forth recognizing that the same message is included among all – that we are all the children of One God.  Therefore, there is unity in the family of religions on this Earth – and that is what all the religions are – a family proclaiming a Father/Mother God at the Center.

Get to know the whole of the family and you’ll be able to see what each family member can add to the whole, rather than just one member of the family and only knowing that one member.  This can bring forth then a vision of the existence of the greater Family of Man.  What I suggest is embrace/integrate more, and segregate less.

All the special teachings of each religion (and even non-religions) – put together – can provide a closer Earthly comprehensive understanding of God.  No single religion can contain all there is to learn about God…… or Christ…… or Buddha …. or Krishna ….. or Mohammad….  or Elijah, … or Zarathustra, … or … etc.  Remember, it is the ***Infinite*** Consciousness of God which contains all the religions within this Earth.  Yet, even all the religions put together are not enough to give complete insight into the Infinite Consciousness of God.  Put another way, only God has a complete understanding of God.

A good metaphor for this is comparing the Earth to the entire Universe.  Do we have everything in the Universe here on Earth?  Does living on the Earth give us a complete view and comprehension of all things in the Universe?  Can we say that we completely understand life in the Universe and all it has to offer in our education, if we haven’t even completely understood life here on Earth?  See what I mean?  This is our collection of religions as compared to the Infinite Consciousness of God.  What we don’t know about God fills an entire Universe (or more.)

Christ said, “All things that come into being, come through Me.”  He also said, “Before Abraham was, I AM.”    This is NOT saying Christianity is the best or should be followed or anything of the sort.  This is NOT saying that Jesus, during His life known as Jesus, only brought forth Truth during the life that we know about, when known as Jesus.  Who here thinks He is limited by only the life we currently know as Jesus?

This is saying, by any name, that the Consciousness of God which we also call Christ, Emmanuel, or The Son of Man, has many names and many presentations and many languages and many paths and many manifestations through many human generations and lifetimes and many entrances into the Earth during humanity’s existence, for all the many different children and life forms of the Infinite Consciousness of God.  This includes in relation to God’s Children that don’t reside on the Earth or in the physical Universe.  This also includes those spirits evolving in forms which human beings don’t recognize or acknowledge.  Teachings exist in the Universe, even, which we don’t know about here in the Earth.

The reason we have so many religions is because we are so diverse in our individual consciousnesses, and like the colors in the rainbow, “Allah loves variety.” [A movie quote reference.]  Infinite Creativity can create all possibilities, all languages, all ways of living, all ways of believing, all dimensions, all ways of everything – and bring all life to Infinite Oneness with God using all the Infinite paths that exist.

There is a family of religions because we are a Family of Man.  All religions are united in One God, because all life is united in One God.  Finally, because all life is united in God, and the diversity of consciousness being manifested as life forms is potentially Infinite, (as I say above) religions on the Earth were/are created to serve the spiritual evolutionary paths which lead to awareness of our own connection and oneness with that which is Infinite in Consciousness – our own Higher Self.  This family of religions is meant to and created to serve the Family of Man.

We are One with God, which means we are Infinite in Consciousness, but to be aware of Infinity, eventually, we must grow into our awareness.  (This might not be done fully while existing as human beings.)  We have Infinite time in which to do this, and we need not reject any family member in order to add more family members.

Finally, for your personal situation, the fear of rejection of personal shared religious beliefs, which can be triggered through a shift in religious beliefs like you’re mentioning, can contribute to a fear of rejection of the close emotional ties, connections and relationships with those with whom the religious beliefs were shared. This fear comes from people having seen emotional ties painfully disconnected in human experience before and knowing it can happen, so therefore fear of it comes, thinking it will happen again.

To prove there are no reasons to fear disconnection of the emotional ties, means one must prove that the emotional ties won’t disconnect.  That can only be demonstrated through our actions and behaviors of not-disconnecting, as well as pro-active behaviors making sure the connections stay in place.  No amount of words without actions will calm fears.

Religion and spiritual beliefs are personal and unique to each individual.  In essence, it is another language of understanding used to relate to each other.  Religion is a shared “language” of spiritual understanding – helping us to know what each other means when speaking of our spirituality.  However, each person’s language is still in its totality, unique to themselves, and there will be some misunderstandings, because even though our language is similar to the person sitting next to us, it is not 100% exact to anyone’s language.

For this reason also, I recommend the expansion of beliefs to include and integrate other religions rather than a trading of beliefs going from one complete religion to a different complete religion. With this comes the learning of new “languages” rather than trading one language for another.  With this expansion, also comes the making of the spiritual path into “one’s own path” unique in it’s own way, put together in it’s own way, and designed specifically by and for the person who does the choosing.

God does not care which spiritual path or which religion leads one to God.  God does care that we love God above all else, and love our neighbor as our self.  No one ever has said, “God is religion.”  However, over and over again, multitudes have said, “God is Love.”

11.   Back to my new teaching job in Kuwait:  how do you see me being of service to others?

You, also, have the opportunity to teach “how a seeking human lives a life”.  We are not just a boxed in robot meant to serve through an occupation, but rather a comprehensive individual consciousness – life being – who by our efforts to learn and grow in the different ways of searching for Oneness with all, we demonstrate to those who observe us – how to learn and grow and practice in the different ways of searching for Oneness with all.

On a smaller scale, you, also have the opportunity to serve by being kind, by being patient, by being helpful, by being understanding and forgiving, by showing mercy, by showing compassion, (to ourselves as well as to others), by listening, by having courage, by laughing and having a sense of humor, by listening within to the Still, Small Voice of God who resides inside our heart, and yes, by experiencing long-suffering and what long-suffering means.  By trying, by keeping on keeping on, by doing the best we can with what we have.  By asking questions and seeking the best answers we can grasp in the moment. By living one day at a time, but seeking wisdom, by trying, by being supportive to those who struggle, by calling on (remembering) God as much as we can, and by striving to be true to ourselves, and keeping an open heart and open mind.  How we live our life is what we teach, even to those we don’t know are observing and learning from us.  This is service, because this is Love.

So, you (and all of us) have one way to be of service – Love.  You (and all of us) have infinite ways to manifest this love.

12.   All of us have our talents which are really meant for serving one’s fellow beings.  How do you see me best serving others whether it is at the school, the community, or even the world at large?

The very foundation of this answer is one that you already know in your heart, and which will not be defined by your mind.  It is not an aspect of life that is found outside of us, but rather within us.  It will always be this way – and always will be a challenge for us when we are faced with this question throughout all the different environments of life – always being the challenge which is one that exists within us – and only is then reflected/manifested in the external environment of which we find ourselves a part.

How to best serve:   Love and all the ways we can create to manifest love, thus making it real in our everyday life.  It is love that brought us into existence.  It is love that brought all things into existence.  It is love that helps us to individually get to know ourselves – and find it within ourselves to forgive ourselves and others, to show mercy to ourselves and others, to have compassion for ourselves and others, to let go of judgement of ourselves and others, to be patient with ourselves and others, and on and on.

When we find the willingness to do this – towards ourselves as well as others – we are then opening ourselves to the awareness of the Infinite Love and the Consciousness of Infinite Love that exists with our very hearts at all times.

Offer service to that which is in one’s own lap to offer service to.  Remember, we need not travel the world to find what is in one’s own lap.

13.  I am now convinced that I still have the great potential for being materially very well off in this incarnation.  However, I am even more convinced that I will gain far more joy and purpose in my life by being of service.  I feel deeply and clearly now as I type this (probably due to fasting) that this particular incarnation is meant to be more of service.

I will entitle this answer as The Wise Use of Money

Yes, this is the challenge for each of us individuals – to see the inner gain as the real gold and to recognize money as one tool of many.  Money, material wealth, is like a hammer.  How much money we amass is like how many hammers we can amass.  But, how many hammers can we use at once?  How many hands do we have?  If we only have ourselves, then we have 2 hands, but if we share it with many others, we can have millions of hands.  Do we hold on to these millions of hammers selfishly for our self, or do we strive to share what we have unselfishly with others?

Money is a tool, just like hammer and nails, building materials, wood, metal, etc.  It can be used to build.  Used through us by the Inner Spirit, it can do many things, but of itself, it can do nothing.  Just like a human being.  When we take the hammer in our hand and put it to use, that is when we build something.  In essence and in truth, we are the tool, we are the hammer and nails and we are the money- the currency that God uses.

And at the same time, when has amassing wealth, by itself, ever been what leads us to go within on our inner journey to know God?  When have we ever needed money to enter within and commune with God in the silence of our own inner being – in prayer and meditation?  When has money, of itself, ever been required to love God above all else or love your neighbor as yourself.  Yet still, neither does it need to get in the way of doing all this (both sides of the coin can be seen in the last sentences if we look closely.)

Both, money and the human heart/mind is like the water at the Canaan wedding.  When these are poured forth in the service of others, they become worth so much more.  Money only has value when it is put to use.  The human heart/mind has value for others when we pour forth the fruits of the spirit.  The water in the urns at the Canaan wedding, only became wine when it was poured forth.

We all imagine that we can accomplish great things with great amounts of money, but the great things we think we’ll accomplish tend to be all external world things – and not the internal world things.  It is therefore important to always remember that we won’t take any external world things with us when we move on from this world, however, …  of the internal world within us – we will take everything which we have gained or become.

Money is a material tool, and like water, it accomplishes material things, but only when it flows with us and through us and keeps on moving.  It is like a river that must move or it becomes stagnate.  Hence, why so many in the world are involved with making and spending it – everyone, for the most part.  It serves as a means for all souls to be involved with the world we live in.  The only one who doesn’t use money is the person who has closed themselves off from the entire world – like the person on a deserted island by themselves.  The use of money has served to help us stay connected to society and the world.  We must go out into the world to obtain some.  We must involve ourselves with other people. We must connect with others to obtain our material needs.

We wish we had more, because we are challenged to ride the eddies, the white waters, and currents of the river of life – and we have to work and be challenged to navigate this river of life.  We get tired and weary of the river of life – but this weariness lesson also is an internal struggle/challenge in itself, isn’t it – our attitudes and judgements towards what we find on the river of life is also a spiritual exercise in play.  In turn, as we connect with others on this river, we are able to strengthen our presence in the river, making the journey better capable of providing for us and others.  It is this uniting with others that is even one more spiritual lesson, isn’t it.

You may pursue more material gains.  While money doesn’t automatically come into your life for the purpose of tripping you up spiritually, the potential is there for imbalance of attitudes towards money and thus tripping up – falling flat on one’s face.

In the doing so – the pursuing of work and payment – do so with a real purpose – and watch out for those imagined purposes.  Seek wisdom in life and all life offers.  Seek wisdom in gaining of money and the using of it.  Humanity has never had a billionaire as a real spiritual leader – as a teacher of humility.  More often, we have them as examples of stumbling, but not as spiritual examples.  Still, in our observance of those with money, we tend to think, “if we had that money, we would do a lot better job of handling it.”  Of course, that is what that other soul said, too.  AND God will give us that chance, if we so choose it, but … what will it serve us if we lose our soul during that chance.  If it is our egotism that says “I would do a better job of handling lots of money”, that same egotism will be present when we are in that position.

God, in His Infinite Mercy, spares most of us the path of being a billionaire or millionaires.  Still, it is an experience where we tend to run straight towards, though – thinking that our suffering and struggle would be less, if we had so much money.  But, in having the amount of money in our life that we currently have – as an average person – are we now extending all the love that we have in our hearts to the people in our lives?  Are we now forgiving all those in our minds and hearts because of money?  Are we now showing mercy, unselfishness, understanding, tolerance and compassion to all the people that we come across – only because of money?  Are we extending our support and help when we can, only because of money?  No, it’s because of what is in our hearts.

It is all in the consciousness of the person – in the heart of the person, and in the fears or courage of the person.  If we’re not helping with the current monies that we do have in our life, how would having more money change our attitudes and our feelings?

It is this path that Jesus was referring to when He said, “What does it benefit us to gain all [the material gains] that we want, but lose our soul in the process.”

Money is not selfishness of itself, nor are we meant to learn to condemn it or be afraid of it – not at all.  It is a hammer and nails, tools, with real purpose, meant to serve us to help us be a part of this Earth community.  As we gain understanding of this – how to use the hammer and nails we have while building our hearts and minds, we are given more to hammer with.  God does not overwhelm us with more than we can handle – that includes material wealth.  We are not given 3 hammers when we only are capable of using 2 hands.  We may be given 3 hammers if it is already in our consciousness and history to share what we have with others.  If we seek and learn wisdom, part of our classroom will also be to use the money in wise ways.

Finally, the millions of dollars in these large corporations don’t only go to a few people, but these people then hire other people, giving them money for their services, they then hire others, they then hire others, and on and on.  Each of the places are employers who provide jobs to people who then help establish and continue with other jobs.  This is the story that Jesus told of the 4 servants.

14.   Will fasting bring a huge benefit to my health?  How much?  In Islam, Muslims fast for the month of Ramadan but that really means just from sunrise to sunset.  Maybe one week of out each month?

When done appropriately and wisely, fasting can bring benefits to physical health and the spiritual journey.

But, not fasting can also bring benefits to physical health and the spiritual journey.  The issue and question is not whether fasting brings benefits or not, but rather, where is the heart and mind in the journey of spiritual learning.  One saying that is mentioned in spiritual teachings is, “It is not what goes into the mouth that causes mistakes [or is kept from going into the mouth].  It is what comes out of the mouth [the words we say to others].”   Look at the heart and mind in the dedication to the spiritual path and all that the spiritual path calls us to do inwardly.  This is because fasting of itself can do nothing, but rather it is what is in a person’s heart and mind that takes our religious practices and turns them into true purposeful acts of dedication.

With that said, fasting can support a person’s spiritual practice and is a helpful health related activity for you and many people, in general.  For you, it can enhance the spiritual journey you are on, but remember, by itself, it can do nothing to help the spiritual journey, but with God, all things can help the spiritual journey.  Do so with wisdom, and seek a deeper understanding rather than acting by rote without understanding.

This means that even if we spent all our life doing physical fasting, but still spent all our life not working on fasting of the heart and mind – the letting go of judgment, condemnation, blame, guilt, shame, prejudices, criticisms, hatred, fears, impatience, etc – then we haven’t accomplished anything.

Finally, all three parts of us are connected – spirit, mind and body.  What affects one affects the other two, also.  This also is relevant when the body is involved in our spiritual practices.

If you’re seeking a detailed description of what food fasting can do for you, then I would also offer that food fasting is not the #1 thing that God asks of us for our spiritual path – “The Father does not seek sacrifice from us, but rather mercy.”  So, while you practice food fasting, (which I see can be some health benefits, as will other health activities) also take the deeper step and fast from the negative things of the heart and mind, as well.

For you personally, I can see food-fasting for about 4 days to be the optimum physically – a 5th day if you feel up to it.

15.   What do you see for the future in a country like Kuwait?  It is an oil producer but eventually they will need to diversify away from that.  There is only so much accessible petroleum in the ground and their country is small.

Yes, that is a good assessment of the decades ahead for Kuwait.  They will provide oil for the world for about the next half century before their economy begins to suffer.  Open minds with foresight can help them to steer into the future, leading them to expand on opportunities and draw upon their own inner, national resources – which includes people and what people offer.  (I say the next half century, because other energies will come forth, but petroleum will not become useless.  Kuwait’s exporting will diminish some, but they will continue to export at levels which will still contribute to their economy.)

16.   North Korea…..what is their future?  That is all I can think of for now.  As always, I truly appreciate your answers!!!

This nation will have a slow evolution as compared to much of the rest of the planet, but it is their own rate of evolution none-the-less.  As the 2020’s close, going into the 2030’s, then is when they will open up noticeably but slowly to outside opportunities reaching out to friendly nations to help them to enter into more of a world arena.  This will be a slow process, but the NK of the end of this century will be different than the one at the beginning of this century – as all nations are.

But, all nations have their own serious problems to work on.  No nation has all the answers and no nation stands out above all others as being the best.  Each nation is different and cannot really be compared to any other, although this has never stopped anyone from comparing.

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Do not be discouraged about the stories of people in government being involved with intrigues and all the back-room deals, back-stabbing, international conflicts and such that causes great fear to grip people.  These exact same things have been happening on this planet coming from human involvement for over 20,000 years and even in greater ways than today.  And those of us human beings who choose to bring about the destructive parts and harmful parts always do find ourselves, as souls, coming face to face with the acts which we inflict on others.  NO SOUL ever escapes the responsibility connected to the return of the pain and suffering we created for others.  NEVER.  But, sometimes, it does take many lifetimes to come full circle in order to heal these created experiences for others, learn from our mistakes, put things back together, clean up the mess we make, and find that which we’ve lost.  And remember, all that happens comes from the hearts and minds of individual people joining with other like-minded and like-hearted people.  No institution of itself can do anything.  It is the people who are involved inside the “institutions”.

So, from a spiritual point of view, this Earth plane of existence is a school of spirituality.  We will face our own acts with the purpose of cleaning up the mess we make or have made in a past life, learning from our mistakes and growing beyond them.  Even the darkened souls of WW2, will one day, as souls, come into a lifetime where they will reverse the injuries they created, and lead people back to healing and light.  There are many famous people who’s name you would recognize, who have found their way back onto their better paths – working to bring healing this life instead of the harm which they did in their pastlives.  I will not mention names.

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And with that, I end this particular set of questions, because in truth whole books could be written with these questions.

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Thank you to everyone who sends in questions.  I hope this offers you much.  Meditate on the answers and even more will come.

Changes to “The Sum of Ourselves” 24-hour retreat

My apologies to everyone.  Because of a mistake in how I worded the retreat’s registration and my not listing a registration deadline, I’m faced with moving the retreat to May 4 – 5, 2019 in order to set up a new registration deadline giving everyone more information and time.

This is official.  The April 6-7th weekend retreat will not happen.  Instead we will meet May 4-5, 2019.  Everything else stays the same except now the mid-priced Health Services rooms will be available (2 single beds).

My previous registration information was misleading.  I had listed Registration from 2:30-3:30 on  April 6th.  This was actually “Check-in” time and not registration.  Registration and sign-up had a deadline of March 6th, and has since passed without anyone knowing of its existence.

I apologize for this mistake and I hope this will not create problems for anyone interested.

Jodie Senkyrik

Please note the few changes below marked with *****.

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We think looking at our past lives is like looking into the distant past. But, our past lives are with us all the time. We lived them. We thought, felt and learned through our own previous times of being a person in the Earth. We walked in our own previous shoes. We spoke our own previous languages.  We sat at our own previous tables.  These past lives are our own, and we can learn from them any time we’re willing by simply scraping underneath the thinnest of surfaces.

 

Welcome to another 24-hour retreat at Camp Capers in Waring, TX, on *****May 4-5, 2019, which you may be interested in.

Entitled “The Sum of Ourselves”, this program covers different ways to examine our lives-past, present & future- in the Earth.

Topics we’ll discuss

  1. Introduction: The Evolution of the soul through past lives and future lives
  2. Our current life as a past life
  3. Continuity through lifetimes: strong/significant relationships, developed talents, interests etc.
  4. Development of the “Fruits of the Spirit” – Loving kindness, patience, tolerance, more patience, mercy, forgiveness, etc.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in attending, then ….

 

*****This retreat will begin Saturday, May 4, 2019, ending Sunday, May 5, 2019.  The deadline for registering is April 3rd, 2019

 

 

 

Itinerary

  • *****Check-in:  2:30-3:30 at the Welcome Center*****
  • Introductory presentation: 3:45-5:15pm
  • Dinner: 5:30-6:30
  • Evening presentation: 7pm-9pm
  • Breakfast: 8am-9am
  • Morning Presentation (with break): 9:30am-noon
  • Lunch: noon-1pm
  • Afternoon Presentation: 1:30-3:30pm with several breaks

The related costs:

Accommodations (pick 1):

  • Hotel-like room – $72/person double occupancy ($83 single occ.)
  • *****Health Services room – $62/52 (single occ./double occ.)*****
  • cabins – $31

Meals (Sat. dinner, Sun. breakfast and lunch)

  • Dinner – $15/person
  • Breakfast – $10/person
  • Lunch – $13/person

Insurance – $.23/person/day for Saturday and Sunday ($.46/person)

Tuition – $40/person

*****Registration deadline is April 3rd, 2019.

Payment can be made through cash or personal check up through the day of arrival OR you may use Paypal or your Credit Card through my blog website @ apsychicsview.com.

For questions, you may email me at jodie.1@earthlink.net .

Bio: Jodie Senkyrik began having psychic experiences growing up, but didn’t begin his spiritual path until his early 20’s during the 1980’s. He began giving clairvoyant readings in 1985, yet broadened his clairvoyant readings with a background in psychology, being trained in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and having earned an M.A. degree in Transpersonal Psychology in 1993 at John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate School for Holistic Studies.

Jodie has been, and is still, a regular workshop presenter for the A.R.E. in Texas during some of their Spring and Fall retreats since 2001, having given workshops on such topics as The Karmic Connection to the 9-11 Attack, A Psychic View of Love & Death, Psychic Ability in Human Beings, Meditating for Answers, Prayer without Words, Atlantis, the Atlantean Hall of Records, Creating Heaven on Earth, and many others. He continues to present regularly at retreats and workshops in the Texas area.

Registration :

To register by the April 3rd, 2019 deadline, send an email to me at jodie.1@earthlink.net.  I need:

1. the number of people,

2. the number of people per meals each desires, and

3. your choice of rooms/beds.

One week before we arrive, I will send Camp Capers (A) the best estimate for the number of people for each meal, ( B) the best estimate for the number of each rooms/beds.

Credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover) can be accepted only through this blog Paypal button below, and will not be accepted at the door.  Checks, Money Orders or cash can be paid when you arrive.  To register by the April 3rd, 2019, deadline, send an email with your information to jodie.1@earthlink.net.  To pay by credit card, please use this button:

Buy Now Button

The Button will lead you to pay through Paypal.  You do not need a Paypal account. You’ll see the Paypal Retreat purchase page – enter the total and the number of people, then select Continue.  Then you should  see the Paypal login page.  Instead of entering Paypal, scroll down on the login page and you’ll see the Credit Card payment link.  The Paypal Link page does not itemize the fees. Insert the total amount of your payment.

No one will be turned away at the door for not registering beforehand, but IT SURE HELPS IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE, (so we can give Camp Capers office an accurate number of people for whom to prepare rooms and meals.)

For the address and map to Camp Capers, click on any Camp Capers link here.

For anyone wanting to attend Sunday only, and arriving in the morning, then I’ll have registration before breakfast, from 7:45-8am at the office front patio.  If you can’t find me, check in the Dining Hall.

As always, if you wish to pay by check, you can pay by mail, or when you arrive, and it is still a good idea to register beforehand as soon as you know. C.C. needs to prepare many days before for the number of people eating any of the meals.

Thank you for your interest.

Photo courtesy of https://masterxela.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/atlantis/

“The Sum of Ourselves” 24-hr Retreat on April 6-7, 2019

Welcome to another 24-hour retreat at Camp Capers in Waring, TX, on April 6-7, 2019, which you may be interested in.

Entitled “The Sum of Ourselves”, this program covers different ways to examine our lives-past, present & future- in the Earth.

Topics we’ll discuss

  1. Introduction: The Evolution of the soul through past lives and future lives
  2. Our current life as a past life
  3. Continuity through lifetimes: strong/significant relationships, developed talents, interests etc.
  4. Development of the “Fruits of the Spirit” – Loving kindness, patience, tolerance, more patience, mercy, forgiveness, etc.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in attending, then ….

This retreat will begin Saturday, April 6, 2019, ending Sunday, April 7, 2019

Information and Itinerary

  • Check-in: 2:30-3:30 at the Camp Capers Welcome Center
  • Introductory presentation: 3:45-5:15pm
  • Dinner: 5:30-6:30
  • Evening presentation: 7pm-9pm
  • Breakfast: 8am-9am
  • Morning Presentation (with break): 9:30am-noon
  • Lunch: noon-1pm
  • Afternoon Presentation: 1:30-3:30pm with several breaks

The related costs:

Accommodations (pick 1):

  • Hotel-like room – $72/person double occupancy
        • single occupancy add $11
  • cabins – $31 (bunk beds)

Meals (Excellent) – Sat. dinner, Sun. breakfast and lunch

  • Dinner – $15/person
  • Breakfast – $10/person
  • Lunch – $13/person

Insurance – $.23/person/day for Saturday and Sunday ($.46/person)

Tuition – $40/person

Day-only attendees:  $25 tuition + chosen meals + 1-day insurance + $16 Camp day use fee.

Payment can be made through cash or personal check up through the day of arrival OR you may use Paypal or your Credit Card through the Paypal button below.

For questions you may email me at jodie.1@earthlink.net .

Bio: Jodie Senkyrik began having psychic experiences growing up, but didn’t begin his spiritual path until his early 20’s during the 1980’s. He began giving clairvoyant readings in 1985, yet broadened his clairvoyant readings with a background in psychology, being trained in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and having earned an M.A. degree in Transpersonal Psychology in 1993 at John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate School for Holistic Studies.

Jodie has been, and is still, a regular workshop presenter for the A.R.E. in Texas during some of their Spring and Fall retreats since 2001, having given workshops on such topics as The Karmic Connection to the 9-11 Attack, A Psychic View of Love & Death, Psychic Ability in Human Beings, Meditating for Answers, Prayer without Words, Atlantis, the Atlantean Hall of Records, Creating Heaven on Earth, and many others. On the blog are posted 300 plus articles on spiritual and psychic topics. He continues to present regularly at retreats and workshops in the Texas area.

 

Registration :

To register, send an email to me at jodie.1@earthlink.net.  I need:

1. the number of people,

2. the number of people per meals each desires, and

3. your choice of rooms/beds.

By March 29, 2019, Camp Capers requires (A) the best estimate for the number of people for each meal, ( B) the best estimate for the number of each rooms/beds.

Credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover) can be accepted only through this blog Paypal button below, and will not be accepted at the door.  Checks, Money Orders or cash can be paid when you arrive.  To register, send an email with your information to jodie.1@earthlink.net.  To pay by credit card, please use this button:

Buy Now Button

The Button will lead you to pay through Paypal.  You do not need a Paypal account. You’ll see the Paypal Retreat purchase page – enter the total and the number of people, then select Continue.  Then you should  see the Paypal login page.  Instead of entering Paypal, scroll down on the login page and you’ll see the Credit Card payment link.  The Paypal Link page does not itemize the fees. Insert the total amount of your payment.

No one will be turned away at the door for not registering beforehand, but IT SURE HELPS IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE, (so we can give Camp Capers office an accurate number of people for whom to prepare rooms and meals.)

For the address and map to Camp Capers, click on any Camp Capers link here.

For anyone wanting to attend Sunday only, and arriving in the morning, then I’ll have registration before breakfast, from 7:45-8am at the office front patio.  If you can’t find me, check in the Dining Hall.

As always, if you wish to pay by check, you can pay by mail, or when you arrive, and it is still a good idea to register beforehand as soon as you know. C.C. needs to prepare many days before for the number of people eating any of the meals.

Thank you for your interest.

Mid-term Election Results Question

I was wondering what you thought about Democrats retaking control of the House.  N.F.

There are many levels and aspects to this event.  Some aspects are progressive and some are regressive.

It is progressive in that it can help people to witness the strength and accomplishments which come from joining together.  When we join, we become strong.  When we find common ground, when we seek to “meet in the middle”, we can accomplish much more than we would even imagine.  When we seek to cooperate with each other, we can accomplish so much more.

It is regressive, in that the win moves people to believe that politics, or rather what some think of as “the right politics” and “the right people” can save the world.  This isn’t a truth, because the real issue is not who is the correct person to elect, or what is the better political party, but rather, what is in the hearts and minds of the people that are seeking the positions?  Do they have the heart and mind to serve others, or is their heart and mind set to serve only a few.  This inner state can be in any person and in any political party.

In the Edgar Cayce readings is a statement pointing out a truth about human beings.  There is good in the worst of us, and there is bad in the best of us.  Every one of us humans has a burden to carry and a challenge of character within ourselves to face.

All of these points are relevant to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections.  In this moment in time, very earnest people are looking at all the factors and issues related to humanity in the Earth.  Some are pointing out one set of issues and factors with which they are familiar, and some are pointing out the opposite set of issues and factors with which they are familiar.

This event can be compared to Jesus standing in front of Pontius Pilate and saying, “You have authority… because God gave it to you.”  The question then for everyone chosen is “Now, what are you going to do with this authority?”

Everyone deserves a chance to throw their hat in the ring, and see if they can help make the world a better place than when they came into it.  The diversity of opinions and thought which we have and which shows itself in the political arena in the US, offers the potential for much greater to be accomplished than if we all thought and believed the same way.

Pity the nation, organization or group where all its citizens or members believed exactly the same way.  No growth would happen.  No challenging of ideas would happen.  No deeper examinations would happen.  No one would look beyond the surface beliefs and understanding.  No one would expand on the single ideas that would be in place.  No evolution, no questioning and no creative inspiration would ever take place.

While we may hold to one political party or the other, for every member of the Democrat Party, there is an inner Republican within them.  For every member of the Republican Party, there is an inner Democrat within them.  Yes, sometimes these are unconscious even to ourselves, but existing nevertheless.  For every Yin, there is an inner Yang.  For every Yang, there is an inner Yin. For every male, there is an inner feminine and for every woman, there is an inner masculine.  There is no getting around this.  It is the truth of consciousness for all life.  The Infinite Spirit of the God has both masculine and feminine, and this spirit exists in the same way within us all regardless of which visible form we demonstrate.

Finally, we are at a time where there are important issues in this moment.  I see a need for the people who elected Democrats as their representatives to also join in on the pursuing of the ideas and ideals that are sought to come forth.  Ultimately, progressive ideas will only come from effort by the citizens who manifest their effort – and not by the elected officials alone.  450 or so people can’t affect the US by themselves that much, but 300,000,000 can.  It is the spirit within the 300,000,000 (even if that spirit is in disagreement) as to where the 450 get their direction and strength.

What do I think?  I think and I see that we have the opportunity to choose selfishness or unselfishness – benefits for all people or benefits for only a few.  All of us have both selfishness and unselfishness within us, and we have the freewill to act on one of the other.  A change in direction can come, but only if there is effort by the people of this country to pursue change.  It won’t be quick and it won’t be without battles that show themselves in the media, but no failure will come to those who are determined enough to succeed.  And cooperation is a spiritual quality.

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“We can be among the first ones to lead the new ways into the future, or we can be among the last ones to follow the old ways of the past.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2007-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)

“The more prayer and meditation, the more God.  The more God, the less war in all its forms.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2007-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We think of God as being on the outside of us, hoping to get in, when in truth, all along, God has been on the inside of us, trying to come out.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2008-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)

The Sum of Ourselves

As souls living in the Earth, we create circumstances for ourselves and others.

What is not widely understood is that in looking at the sum of all human lives which a soul experiences, and under the umbrella of what is commonly called, “Karma”, when we, through our own freewill, create problem experiences in individual lives and/or in the world as a whole, we are then the ones who are given the divine task of cleaning up those problems.  Of course, this cleaning is done over whatever time or lives are needed, and with as much help as is needed.

Look out at all the people who want to help clean up the planet, or clean up societal issues, or clean up a certain aspect of life – the environment, the government, medical knowledge, law, spirituality, education etc.  They are people like you and I.  This means like us, they feel within their hearts and minds the desire to bring better things into this Earth – to help make the world a better place.

As you might understand where I’m going with this, almost all of the 7.3 billion people who want to help “clean up” this world – make it a better place for all people – are the one’s who helped create these problems from within our past lives.  (Not everyone.)  Like you and I, others have learned from mistakes of past lives, and this learning is now deep within our hearts and souls helping us be inspired, motivated and understanding of the benefits of creating a better world for all life.

Those of us who are ready to do something to help – whenever we are ready of our own freewill to be willing to do something to help – are the ones who enter into the middle of the “problems” in some form, and work at leading new ways into the future. If we led the way in creating the mess, we can find ourselves with opportunities to lead the way in cleaning up the mess.

This process is not punishment.  It is not obligation or penance.  It is a process of healing, forgiveness, mercy and more.  It comes from within our hearts – a new recognition of the opportunity for brotherhood among peoples – a recognition of the benefit and healing that comes with compassion and cooperation, kindness, forgiveness and patience.  This feeling of wanting to contribute to the betterment of humankind comes from the best and greatest part of ourselves.

I’ve had past lives in Atlantis, partially as military personnel. In several lives and in several roles. I went to war, attacked, harmed and killed people. Without choosing further learning on my part, I then experienced lives where I had been attacked, harmed and killed. However, from then a willingness to learn greater understandings of the human experience, that which I learned from human life as a whole, led to a greater understanding of much of the experiences I created for others on the receiving end of what I dished out.

After much of these “learning” lives, I became priests, doctors, Seers and other service roles which have given me opportunity to help heal whom I wounded, help clean up the messes I’ve made, help repair the things I broke, and help bring together that which I took apart.  This greater purpose gave me inspiration and life in the doing.

I’ve been so many different nationalities and races, that my memories of these lives  help me to listen to and feel more understanding of the pain and suffering of others, as well as willingness to work hard at letting go of knee-jerk judgment and condemning of people on a particular side. (I still stumble at times, though.)

I walk in my shoes as a white man this life, but I recognized the other lives still existing within me, and in some I still seek and learn to bring forth life rather than take away life – meaning I still have work to do.

I have past lives as female, so they are within me. I have past lives as other races, other social roles, different religions and different sexual orientations, so those experiences are within me. I’m not those people on the outside anymore, but I am, like every one of us humans, the sum of all my past lives, experiences and learning, even if remembering all these experiences doesn’t come easy or automatic, (as every human knows.)

Why do some people choose to harm if they’ve had past lives? Because we all “remember in our soul” different things. As I’ve written in other articles, the 9-11 hijackers subconsciously remembered being on the receiving end of tremendous Atlantean attacks – with their feelings and thoughts that Atlantis- a great technical power invading everywhere in the world- was wrong to do that to people. The hijackers wanted opposition and revenge. They remembered their hatred even though they didn’t remember their past lives.

A lot of us remember our hatred. A lot of us humans remember feelings of bitterness and desire for vengeance.  We may come up with today’s version of justification, but we are still the sum of all our feelings whether healing or harmful.  We still, of our own freewill, get to choose which feelings we will act upon.

Some of us subconsciously remember love, also. Some of us “remember” lives in which the Master touched our life – directly or through others. Some remember spiritual lessons which they’ve learned, some remember a drive within our hearts motivating us to greater purposes.

It’s not an easy mix when we remember something worthwhile. We can lead ways to better paths, but we need to remember that it was ourselves who helped create those worse paths. When we seek to help bring healing from pain and suffering, we have to watch out for our blaming anyone who represents the person who we were, back when we helped create the pain and suffering. In actuality, most of us, are struggling not with the other person, but rather with who we were in that past life.  We may “remember in our soul” that the “other person” is capable of harm, because we caused harm when we walked in those same shoes.

We are on this path together, meaning all of us are called to help heal all the different aspects of human consciousness that need healing within ourselves, whether we approach this task from one direction or some other direction. As we heal ourselves, we are helping heal the whole of human consciousness – not all in one lifetime, of course, but as Edgar Cayce says, “One hair at a time”.

If this seems daunting, just remember, we have eternity to do this, and as John says, “All you need is Love, dat, da, da, da dahhhhhhh.”  Love is “leading new paths into the future, instead of following the old paths of the past” – leading the new ways of love, cooperation, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, patience, respect, and letting go of judgment instead of following the old ways of selfishness, hatred, condemnation, judgment and disregard.

We’re in this world together.  We won’t have the same ideas, beliefs, paths and ways to manifest our hearts and souls, but that’s not the important part.  The important part is that since we have the freewill to choose what motivates us, we can choose to manifest the best healing parts within us, or the worst harming parts within us.

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“We can be among the first ones to lead the new ways into the future, or we can be among the last ones to follow the old ways of the past. ” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2007-2018, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We have eternity to work this out. This means that we have eternity to forgive ourselves and others … if we really want to take that long.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2014, Jodie Senkyrik)

“Those who are willing to forgive, will find they can. Those who are unwilling to forgive, will find it impossible.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2018, Jodie Senkyrik)

2018: Looking Ahead, Going Within reboot

Hello Everyone
I want to let everyone know that I’m rescheduling the “2018: Looking Forward, Going Within” retreat. I’m also trimming it to a 1-day event. This will be Sunday, Feb 11, 2018. I know this is different than the overnight event which I had hoped we could do at Camp Capers.

I have been asking within on how to move forward with this event (and even IF I should move forward.) I always get the guidance to “Yes, go with it.” But this time I felt my guidance was to go with a 1 day event – no overnight – begin and end on the same day. I know some of you who would have been driving a long distance won’t attend for this reason. I can only say that I hope you’ll feel it is worthwhile.

The itinerary will be
8am-9am: arrive and register
9am – noon: program with some freetime and breaks
noon -1:30pm: lunch and freetime
1:30 – 5pm: program with some freetime and breaks

We will have 2 30-minute meditations: 10-10:30am (joining with others around the world)
2:30-3pm – 12 Chakra guided meditation (times could be adjusted as needed)

Each presentation time will focus on presenting what I see as potential futures, steps we can take to change the futures, steps we can take to prepare for the futures, the inner work which will help us, and then deepening our understanding of the principles and processes at work in the world which we witness but don’t readily understand. Bring your questions and personal stories that you’d like to share.

The morning time frame will be 3 hours including rest, break, meditation and presentations. Lunch will be 90 minutes to give time to eat and check out the place.
The afternoon time frame will be 3 1/2 hours including rest, break, meditation and presentations.

The fees are as follows
$16 Camp Caper attendance fee
$31 tuition
$13 if you want to eat lunch at Camp Capers (optional)
Total $60 (includes lunch)

If anyone would like to attend, but would then want to stay over Sunday night at Camp Capers, arrangements can be made.

Again, if you’d like to attend and pay by credit card, you can use the “Buy Now” button below. If you’d like to attend but pay by check or cash, you may pay when you arrive.

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The flexible deadline for letting me know if you’re attending (for me to turn in the number of people eating lunch at Camp Capers) is January 29, 2018.

I welcome all of you, and know that this is a change from the original event.

If it helps any, Camp Capers is a 30 minute drive from San Antonio (depending on where you are.) It is 45 minutes from Blanco, TX. About 90 minutes from Austin.

I did seek guidance and did examine why I would be supported to offer the original event, then set it up, only to have the weather affect it – causing me to postpone and reschedule. What I saw and still see is the message and information stating – This process serves to demonstrate again that the time is now when the weather will disrupt people’s lives more and more – moving people away from that which was considered normal and readily able to be handled. The weather will move people to a point requiring people to learn new ways to adapt to the weather which will continue to “worsen” (“worsen” when compared to the past.) This is one example of disrupting weather and there are more weather problems to come.

I still like the 24-hour scenario of offering 1-night overnight retreats. Yet, I don’t want to compete with the Fall Mo Ranch retreat and the “Palestine” Spring retreat. If I continue at Camp Capers, some of these may happen on Sunday/Mondays or Friday/Saturdays, or perhaps during 2 weekdays. This is because Camp Capers is very popular for weekends.

God bless you all and have a safe January.

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Postponed: New Year’s Eve 24-hour Retreat – “2018: Looking Ahead, Going Within”

Due to worsening weather and a possibility of freezing rain in some parts of central Texas causing possible dangerous driving conditions, and other potential problems, I’m postponing this retreat until a later date. Some of our attendees have long distances to drive. Attending a retreat should not be an endurance test or a gauntlet…. (and for the most part ‘yes’, but I was still hoping.)

2018: Looking Ahead, Going Within
Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018:

From Sunday morning, Dec. 31, 2017 to Monday afternoon, Jan 1, 2017, please join myself and others gathering for the purpose of discussion and meditation for the new year – 2018.  Many happenings are being foreseen for 2018 as well as the future years, and I will offer several sessions discussing this. We will also have silent and guided meditations including a meditation joining others around the world.  We will bring in higher energy to help begin 2018.

“2018: Looking Ahead, Going Within” is a smaller ‘24-hour’ event.  Hopefully, it can be the 1st event of some small, quick, and easy-access events.  This event has one overnight.  The sleeping over for one night allows for a later Q&A session, group gatherings, and planning a midnight meditation (Edgar Cayce recommended 2am being the ideal time, but that’s hard to do.)  For those interested, overnight dream incubation covering 2018 will be included.  Discussion of dreams will happen the 2nd day.  (Sharing a dream is up to the dreamer and never required.)

24 hours is quick.  Because of this, Camp Capers costs (for meals and overnight) can be minimal with easy access to San Antonio, Austin, Blanco, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and nearby areas.  Still, the concentration of the program might make the time intense.  Because it is shorter, we can relax some, but we will still have a scheduled itinerary.  In addition, if another person would like to present something about 2018 at this 1st event, please come forth.  So, there are possibilities.

Registration deadline has passed, but it’s still possible to register and attend.  To register, send an email to me at jodie.1@earthlink.net.  I need the number of people, the number of people per meals each desires, and your choice of rooms/beds.  By Dec 15th, Camp Capers required (A) the best estimate for the number of people for each meal, ( B) the best estimate for the number of each rooms/beds.  Credit cards can only be accepted through this blog Paypal button below, and will not be accepted at the door.  Checks, Money Orders or cash can be paid when you arrive.  To register, send an email with your information to jodie.1@earthlink.net.  To pay by credit card, please use this button:

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The Button will lead you to pay through Paypal, and you do not need a Paypal account. You’ll see the Paypal login page, BUT scroll down and you’ll see the Credit Card payment link.  The Paypal Link page does not itemize the fees. Insert the total amount of your payment.

Information needed in email:
1.    Overnight? Or 1-day?    [$40 overnight or $25/day]
2.    Which room you prefer?  If all the H.S. rooms are taken, you’ll be assigned into a bunkhouse. [Health Services rooms (4 rooms total) with 2 single beds per room @ $62/$52 or the Bunkhouses with many beds/room @ $31]  (When the day comes, there might be a few of the Lodge rooms available at $83/$72.  I’ll let you know when you arrive.)
3.    Which meals you want?   [Lu-$13, Di-$15, Br-$10, Lu-$13]
No one will be turned away at the door for not registering beforehand, but IT SURE HELPS IF YOU DO, (so we can give Camp Capers office an accurate number of people to prepare for.)

Itinerary (subject to change)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

11am -12 noon:     Check-in near the main office.

12-1:30p:        Lunch, getting settled & check out Camp Capers

1:30-2pm:         Introduction to the “24-hour event” model.

2-5 pm:        Program with Jodie Senkyrik
2pm: Presentation about Meditation with others around the world, with meditation; 3:30 – Looking ahead to 2018, discussion about relevant related topics.  Includes several short breaks to stretch.

5 or 5:30pm (TBD)    Dinner

7-9pm            Evening Program “This Moment in Time on Our Spiritual Path/Evolution” including a dream quest for overnight – either asking “What can I do?” or “What is my next step? Or “How do I serve this time?” or any other dream request.

10-11:45pm        Late Program (Q&A)

11:45-12:15pm    2017/2018: Transition Meditation

Monday, January 1, 2018

8 or 8:30am (TBD)    Breakfast

9:30-12 noon        Morning Program (Dream discussion, the role of intuition and psychic experiences; practicing our spiritual nature; more Q & A on 2018)

12-1:30pm        Lunch & free time

1:30 -3pm        Final Meditation, Q&A Discussion and End.  “What do we do with our beliefs?”

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Suicide

Sadness and grief permeate all facets of suicide. The human experiences of those who commit suicide and the human experiences of those who are left behind contain all manners of sorrow and pain before, during and after it is done. From the spiritual side of life, there is another consideration – an  opportunity to grow as a soul is lost.

Many humans will discuss the subject of suicide and condemn the act. Many say it’s not a problem at all.  Many say that it is an unforgivable sin. Many say that the person goes to hell for committing suicide. Many people say many things about what others do.

But, God does not take instruction from mankind. Like so many other things, our experience on the other side is very much based on our beliefs on this side. The standards we set for others are the standards we must be judged by – to some degree.  The point being that God determines what God’s perspective and stance on something is.

In the process of soul growth – the expansion and evolution of the consciousness of an individual spirit inhabiting or not inhabiting a body – we are afforded many opportunities to learn of our relationships to God, to each other and to ourselves. Suicide, like many other things of this type in life, (murder, drug addiction, etc) prevents or stops particular opportunities for the soul to face certain necessary challenges.  But in the eternity of Infinite time, something else is the case.

First, suicide, like so many other experiences, is a personal choice. How we treat others is a choice. How we treat God is a choice. How we treat ourselves is a choice.

When suicide is chosen and acted out, very little of their personal pain, challenges and lessons change for the soul. Their challenges don’t go away. Their suffering doesn’t go away. However, their connection to others on Earth who may have been helpful does go away for a while. Their opportunity to continue learning of the issues at hand does go away for a while.

Still, learning as a whole, does not go away. Starting over at some point in the future and facing the same challenges, doesn’t go away. While we will one day be required to clean up our exact same messes with regards to the people who had been in our physical life, the fact that “God loves a soul who is willing to start over” (Edgar Cayce) means that we are not abandoned in our soul growth after an act of suicide. It will just take longer.  It also means we don’t get to escape from learning a “particular lesson”.

As souls, we have much to learn. As human beings, we have much to learn in the extreme. One of those things to learn is that while many want it to be, suicide isn’t the escape people think it is. There is no escape from the soul work we have to do or the issues, circumstances, and challenges that we must eventually and one day will face.

As human beings we have many experiences that can lead us to think that suicide is the only door open to us. So many of us, if not all of us, must face this perspective that we have potentially within us. One thing to remember, (when the time comes for each of us to answer this question for ourselves,) is that we are not designed to go through life alone. We are designed to need one another.  The need for one another can be said to have been built into our “spiritual DNA” – the very energy/essence of our existence.  It is truth that we are all in this boat together. We are teammates. We can make it through these experiences by connecting to our teammates, relying on others to help us, and one day in turn, maybe us helping some other teammate.

Another thing to remember, is that Christ can truly be thought of as one of our best friends. (We will always have this one best friend.)  When we face the challenges that we will face, we can reach out to our best friends – the friend who is most able to understand and have room for us in their heart.  We can also reach out to any teammates who are “in the boat rowing along side of us (any human whom we find to reach out to.)

While we may argue this point, it really is true – God designed us to need one another. Problems arise when we try to ignore this need.  Problems can be healed and resolved when we understand and act on this need.

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“We aren’t meant to go it alone.  God designed us to need one another.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1996 – 2017, Jodie Senkyrik)

Can We Heal Karma?

Is there a way to pray to erase bad karma? Can we undo bad acts and bad thoughts before they boomerang on us?  Lisa H.

Karma, or rather a Karmic energy pattern, manifests because of previous causal actions’ vibrations at a certain level “finding” an appropriate circumstance and environment to manifest in a particular person’s life – circumstances and opportunity in which the vibrations of the original causal act/behavior can match. It’s like a round peg finding a round hole to fit in.

Every act we make goes out into the Infinite Consciousness of all Life and gets experienced by all Consciousness – including ourselves when circumstances and the environment match up. We use the term Karma to label causal acts that are painful or harmful. We tend not even to think of positive and helpful acts in the same way, even though all acts/behaviors impact upon Infinite Consciousness and all beings experience them in some manner.

Because the original causal acts are carried out at a certain level of vibration, based on the individual’s and the environment’s vibration, AND because prayer and meditation help to raise vibrations, YES, our prayers can help to raise the vibrations of “Karmic” acts. The influence of prayer and meditation can raise the karmic vibrations set to manifest, like a tuning fork can raise vibrations of lower level tuning forks, and in turn, diminish the impact of Karmic manifestation, and potentially heal it altogether with enough prayer and meditation.  In addition, healing our relationships through kindness, forgiveness, love, compassion, understanding, patience, mercy, humility and more, can also bring in the higher vibrations of God’s Love flowing through our own hearts and minds, which also brings in higher vibrations that can heal or diminish karmic events.

An example of the impact of prayers and meditations is the prediction Edgar Cayce had about New York City. During his reading, he saw New York City being devastated by a city-wide earthquake which leveled the entire city. But, because of prayers and meditations throughout the decades between Edgar Cayce’s time and our time, the karmic manifestation of destructive energy that was returning to its matching starting point was diminished.

On Sept. 11, 2001, only the Twin Towers were destroyed instead of the entire city. Thankfully, this diminishing happened because much of the karmic energy was healed/diminished by people’s efforts. However, sadly, not all of the karmic energy was healed. In doing a reading on it, I saw that it would have taken twice the number people praying and meditating through the decades to keep one building up and 5 times the people to keep both buildings standing. Still, with the people praying and meditating through the decades, we were able to help in the amount demonstrated.

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“It is irrelevant whether we can or cannot do something.  What matters is if we’re willing or not willing in our heart.  It is the one who is not willing, who cannot.  It is the one who is willing, who can.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2016, Jodie Senkyrik)

The Coming Times

 

I feel as though this is a common question for a lot of people right now. We are hearing so much of climate change and it all sounds so horrifying. I am scared of the future, I used to be a very optimistic fun loving person. Now my days are filled with worry and depression. I get excited about things and then feel as though there is no point to getting excited because everything is just going to be taken away.i am a young mother and I feel guilty for bringing my very young children into this world, and wonder why we are here at this time to experience such uncertainty. I know I should not live in fear as this is not healthy for myself, my family or the earth, but I’ve almost become obsessed with being consumed by dread. I have days where I know in my heart that there is hope, and that we could also be living in a very exciting time where the human race will come together and respect our mother and go good. But that feeling is always fleeting. Is there anything that we can hold onto or do to get things on a positive level? I daily bless the beautiful things I see, the trees, the ocean, the rain, the sun. I am blessed to be alive but right now I am not enjoying it in a world of such turmoil. I feel even more overwhelmed as I have just read about the post on your blog about events in 2017/18 that will be catastrophic. How can we stay positive when there is so much fear and negativity? A.

I won’t insult you by saying, “Don’t be afraid.”  We cannot get rid of fear via logic or reasoning.

But, we can face fear with ‘heart’.   We can face fear with that which is in our heart – especially if what is in our heart is love – in any form – for anyone or anything.  And the love you mentioned in your heart is the love you have for your children (and the things in life which you see each day and bless.)  So, I ask you a question.  Do you love them enough – to have courage – progressing in your life with them one day at a time?  Do you love them enough – to pray for them and you – taking life and praying one day at a time?  Do you love them enough – to try to do the best you can for their sake and yours – doing this one day at a time?  Do you love them enough to try one day at a time, and demonstrate to them how to take one day at a time so that they will learn observing your example?  I venture your answer is in the positive, and this is where the ‘positive’ begins.

If we ask ourselves any of these questions in any form at all, we are asking the right questions.  The issue at hand isn’t ‘what are we going to face in the future’.  There will always be troubles.  Human beings in this Earth have always faced challenges and troubles. Always.  Every epoch of time.

The issue is ‘what are we going to have in our hearts, when we face what life presents us.’  If we have love in our hearts in any form or for anyone or anything God has created for us, then we have that which is the greatest force of all existence.  If we have love in our hearts, we have our Creator in our hearts – the Creator who offers unending support, unending guidance, unending ingenuity, unending insight, unending readiness, unending understanding of what we go through and face, and unending willingness to be here for us – and all one day at a time.

You’re a parent.  As with almost all parents all over the world, you wonder and worry about your children and the future of the world.  As well you should.  Have pity for anyone who has children and doesn’t care about their future or the world they will live in.

Just remember, like putting on a pair of socks, we face the task doing it one foot at a time.  Like eating our daily meals, we take one bite at a time.  Like going to work, to get there, we drive one mile at a time.  Like taking in Oxygen into our lungs, we breathe one breath at a time.  Like going to school, we take it one grade at a time.  Like living our life, we face what life has to offer one day at a time.

All of us already have been learning what Christ has been teaching – “take life one day at a time – let tomorrow worry about itself.”  This is also a principle of the 12-step programs, in many other healing modalities, as well as also in the Edgar Cayce Readings – written as “Do today what is in your lap today to do.”  This guidance exists as part of all good guidance and for good reason.

Painting by Mark Wagner

“Caretakers” by artist Mark Wagner

Living in the Earth is not an easy thing to do.  We do it with family, sometimes.  We do it with friends sometimes, with support sometimes, but with God’s willingness to guide us and help us – all the time.  We’re in this world – we’re in this life – we’re in this ‘boat’ together.  When you get to feeling like the world is too much or you have to face the future and the world alone, let someone know (that includes God).  Again, we’re all in this together – whether we know what we’re doing or not.

Meanwhile, for you and for all of us, one day at a time, we can let our children know that love exists in the world – not through words, but by showing them what we have in our hearts.  A world where love exists is one of the best worlds of all in which anyone can live.  A world where love exists is a world to keep alive and growing in this love.  A world where love exists is a world very much worth living in.

God bless you and your family.

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“When Love is present, God is present.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1985-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

“When we love someone, we’ve added to God’s presence in the world.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1990-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

Transitioning from the 2nd to the 3rd of 3 Events – 2017/2018 – #1

Thank you for sharing with us, spreading the word of God and helping us to realize the power of prayer. It is almost October now. Please discuss what you see for 2017.  M.A.

The future is flexible. What I learned (again and again) from the process of the last year, and my predictions was that God and mankind can change the future and destiny of the Earth. Although I knew it, I learned it again in even greater ways in my heart that a group of people who have in their hearts to help others, can truly, change things for those others and even more others. I learned (again) that the future depends on us and what we do – today. I learned that we can influence the future in a very big way.

So, what do I see for the future? If we do nothing at all, I see serious problems for billions of people. If we take steps for prayer, meditation and our spiritual awakening, now and continue with these steps, I see that much of these serious problems can be transmuted.

There is a great lesson to learn here first and foremost, and it’s not that Jodie or any psychic can be wrong. It’s that we – mankind – with God’s help can change our future.

In 2001, Edgar Cayce’s predictions for New York, that he predicted in the 1920’s and 1930’s, came true. His predictions didn’t manifest the way he said, but the energy destined to manifest did manifest. Still, the amount of energy related to New York City, which he saw, in his time period, was enough to cause a major earthquake in the fault line underneath New York.

This energy was destined to manifest as he predicted, except for what people did to change it – the massive numbers of prayers, meditations and spiritual awakenings that happened between when Edgar foresaw the events and when the events happened. The efforts of tens of millions of people through the decades healed/balanced/dissolved so much of the energy, that instead of the whole city of New York being devastated, only 1 block was destroyed.

The 9-11 attack was a horrendous event, but had the millions of people around the world not worked to awaken spiritually, and then bring that higher spiritual energy into the Earth, what we would have seen on TV would have been the entire city all but destroyed – not by terrorists, but by a massive earthquake.  The millions of people could not heal/balance/dissolve all the energy and so we all saw the result of what was left to manifest – and this time through humans rather than physically through the Earth.

Likewise, this year, I and many others witnessed a similar occurrence happen. I learned much more about the power of prayer and meditation, even though I thought I already knew much.

The most important thing I believe I learned has been just how much we can change the future with prayers, meditations, and awakening to God’s presence and active involvement in life, and then the ability to change the future when we align with His/Her presence for bringing greater Love, Compassion, Oneness, Cooperation etc, into the world. Then with that Love, Compassion, etc, help the lives of all who suffer, are lost in despair, in pain, feel alone, and don’t know what love is.

I’ve seen this healing process happen already a number of times, and I’m still changing how I think to accept the utter truth of it all. I still struggle with letting go of my small paradigm and way of thinking/believing – those old tapes in my way of thinking – that wonder ‘Is it really true?’ Did we really change things? I want to have a larger consciousness to easily accept all that causes wonder in my mind, but for me to get there, I can only start with where I am – a smaller consciousness that hasn’t always been cleaned up of all the pockets of mental smallness which I’ve carried around for so very long.

Being psychic isn’t being omniscient nor is it being perfect or complete. While it has helped me to see further than I have before, it has also helped me to look inward and deeper than before. Personal growth doesn’t *stop* with developing psychic ability. I’ve found that learning and growth *start* another phase with developing psychic ability.

Hence why patience is so important- We have so much to Learn! Of course one of the things to learn is patience. One of the Edgar Cayce readings stated that each soul in the Earth must develop and practice patience before they leave their cycle of lives. That is going to upset a lot of impatient people. And another Edgar Cayce reading states, “Only with patience, can we know our own soul.” For me that happens as we develop psychic ability, patiently.  And with patience, all of us can open our minds more and more to what God can accomplish through us when we cooperate through prayer and meditation, and in spite of us when we have small understandings of what is possible with God.

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“Let God decide what is possible.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995 – 2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

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I’ll be giving a presentation at an Association for Research and Enlightenment retreat/conference on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  I will be recording it as I always do, to make available on this website on the “Download” page.  The title will be “Prayer, Meditation and the Future”

Demons?

So are you seeing the demons coming out of hell? [From a comment in the “Tribulation…” article]

Be warned.  You’re not going to like my answer.  It’s not the answer you’re wanting.  But, it is the answer that will be presented here.

God calls no soul “demon”.  All beings/souls are equally seen and truly loved by God.  The “demons” you and so many of us are really afraid of are the demons within ourselves that we’ve done nothing to change or heal.  It is these inner demons that we’ve used as a channel to inflict pain and suffering onto others in the past and present – whether in this life and remembered, or in past lives and forgotten.

Change the demons within one’s self through effort, willingness, study, forgiveness and letting go of judgement and in time, you, too, could find yourself no longer calling God’s creations/children, “demons” – whether they are incarnated into a body or not incarnated into a body.

When we’ve faced our own demons, how we see others – including those we’ve labeled with insulting names – will change.

The Edgar Cayce Readings state, “There is good in the worst of us, and there is bad in the best of us.”

Have you ever been labeled with an insulting name by someone else who sees you as “bad” through their negative and hurtful lens?  They may see you as a demon.  If anyone has received insults, it then behooves us to ask ourselves if we’re sure we want to look at other souls, spirits, entities of any kind negatively as being demons, when, at the same time, we haven’t done anything to change the demons we have inside of ourselves.

There are many in the world that are willing to label other life forms or souls, both incarnate and discarnate, with insulting names, and they have been willing through all ages.  If any of us chooses to be one of these many that insults others, then remember, an unwillingness to change the demons within on anyone’s part, points to a continued willingness and desire within to inflict pain and suffering onto others.

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“When we insult God’s creations, we’re insulting God.”

“All of us have lapses in our willingness to change ourselves.  It helps to remember that we can get up, dust ourselves off and get back into the ‘transformation through forgiveness’ game.”

How do we know?

Hi Jodie! I wasn’t sure where to ask my question, so I thought I would put it here, hehe.. I “stumbled” across your page awhile ago, looking for information one day about Edgar Cayce and Atlantis and I found you! :D I really enjoy reading your entries and find myself reading and re-reading everything you have here.. Love it! So, the other day I was talking to a friend and was a bit conflicted. He mentioned that not once does “Jesus” get mentioned when referencing the “New Age movement”.. In that, he doesn’t know who is behind these notions of lets say, Law of Attraction, or Living in the Now, etc. etc. So, I was a bit conflicted by that because he used to be all about researching Osho and everything that he lumps into “New Age” now, which includes channeling (the Seth readings, Abraham-Hicks, Bashar via Darryl Anka, etc.), crystals, psychic readings, etc. etc. So, I guess my question is, how do we know what is right and what is wrong? If reading these books, researching about law of attraction, etc. is “evil” and not information that is of Jesus and the church, but we are learning about it with good and pure intentions, does that still put us in the wrong? Will we not be “saved”? Honestly, I don’t know much about religion, but feel like the information out there about this so called “New Age Stuff” is positive and I wanted to see what your take on it was.. I might sound naive and I hope I don’t offend anyone, but it made me question my “faith” and I have always thought I was in the right (but his views made me question myself, which scared me).  (VanessaM)

I’m almost jokingly tempted to write, “Yes, Vanessa, there is a Jesus in what you are learning about.”  But, I won’t.

You’re questions are good questions to ask.  To answer them, go back to much of what Jesus said at different times.

I’ll preface all of this with the statements that like any system of beliefs, what is called “New Age Thought”, is many times used to lump so many different beliefs under one name.  Since that is what we have to work with, I’ll go with it, even though some of the beliefs of the “New Age” have been around longer than many versions of today’s religions.

Let’s take a look at Jesus’ ministry.  During that time, his message was overwhelmingly about how we behave towards one another.  There is no mistaking this.  The first two commandments he gave were about love.  Love God above all else, and Love your neighbor as yourself.  His admonition to know who was a follower of His, was along the same lines, when he directed that we will know one another by our demonstration of the Fruits of the Spirit – the fruits being loving kindness, mercy, patience, charity, brotherhood, compassion, cooperation, forgiveness, understanding, faith, and more.

At the same time, I’ll mention that Jesus did not condemn other religions – he condemned hypocrisy and self-serving agendas.  Even though he walked among the Romans, he never condemned the Romans or that they had different beliefs.  In fact, John, the Baptist, also didn’t condemn the Roman’s beliefs, but instead said to the Romans, to be honest in their dealings as Romans.  John did condemn some actions which were also self-serving.

We can look at every religion, and hold to the same questions that you have.  How do we tell who is sincere in their following God?  The answer I adhere to is whether they practice what they preach.  If we want to label one religion as the only right one, or any religion over any other, then I think we”re missing Jesus’ message – that the main question we need to ask ourselves isn’t about what we believe, as it is what we do with our beliefs.  Do we use our beliefs to bring brotherhood, harmony, kindness, forgiveness, mercy or understanding in dealing with the people in our lives?  Or do we use our believes as weapons against others, bringing separation, condemnation or hatred into ours and others lives?  Do we use our beliefs to unite one another, sowing peace instead of war, or do we use our beliefs to go to war, attacking others in some way?

For the most part, every religion I can think of has the ability to bring more peace to this world, but every religion also gets used to bring war into this world.

That which we believe lies inside the mind and is a belief system (called a paradigm,) but how we live, demonstrate and activate our beliefs, comes from the heart.  If we hold forgiveness, patience, kindness in our heart, our beliefs are in line with the one who said “Love one another, as I have loved you.”  However, if we choose to hold criticism, bitterness, resentment, hatred, vengeance, prejudice, contention or separation, in our hearts, no paradigm of beliefs will ever counter that using any rationality or logic.  Our life simply will not be one of Love.

Like every religion or any other way of believing – whether it be science, math, psychology, philosophy, politics or anything – they all have adherents who go both ways with regards to their hearts, and therefore their beliefs.  Those who wish to use any of these beliefs to serve their own judgements and condemnations, supporting their own agendas will find ways to do that within the paradigm/belief system they’ve chosen.  Those who wish to use any of these beliefs to love more, support brother and sisterhood, be more forgiving, understanding, or kind, also will find ways to do that within their own paradigm/belief systems.

As it is said, “God seeks mercy, not sacrifice.”  We don’t need to sacrifice any belief we have that we feel brings us to love more and then demonstrate love more.  Know that what a person has in their heart, is what guides a person in how they show themselves to the world.

If any of us find our beliefs changing as time goes on, then wouldn’t it be harmonious to let those new beliefs help us to love God more, also?  And then to Love our neighbor as ourselves more?

Every way of believing has the potential for Christ to be a part of and to come forth from within it.  Why? Because, His message was “Love one another, as I have loved you.” and we can bring this forth in any setting or context using any language or ideology.  It depends on us, and how we manifest our beliefs.

There are some that go around professing the name of Jesus Christ to anyone within earshot.  They will make sure their beliefs are known to those around them.  And they wear Jesus’ name on their sleeve, as if only saying the name is all that’s needed to live in our world.

There are others that quietly go around doing acts of kindness to someone who is beaten down by life’s circumstances. They extend patience and help to others who are struggling with the burdens they’re carrying.  They show mercy to those that are suffering in darkness, and understanding and compassion to someone who needs a friend in a moment of pain.  They don’t speak loudly the name of Christ, so everyone can know about them, but they do pray quietly within their own hearts for those they know could use a helping prayer.

Which one do you think actually knows the real Jesus Christ?

I will say this truly – Jesus Christ lives inside the act of kindness, not the act of criticism.  Christ lives inside the act of compassion and understanding towards another and not speeches of judging others.  If we find kindness, understanding and compassion in people, it will be these people that live with Christ.  When we practice the kindness, the understanding and compassion for people, Christ will live within us.  Then and only then will those beliefs we choose for ourselves be ours that connect us directly to Christ.

Finally, I’ll let you in on a secret.  No one is so bad, that there is not some good in them – some kindness, some forgiveness, some understanding of another, etc. and hence with Christ inside them. And no one is so good, that there is not some bad in them – some lack of understanding, some prejudice, some contention, some bitterness – which causes Christ to be set aside.

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“It’s impossible for a closed mind and an open heart to exist in the same person both at the same time.  One will eventually overcome the other.  Either the closed mind will close the heart, or the open heart will open the mind.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We don’t have to be perfect to share what we have learned.”   (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We give God to others, when we give Love to others. ”   (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2013, Jodie Senkyrik)