Who or What Are We Changing?

It is said, “what does it benefit a man to gain all he wants, if he loses his soul in the process?” It is the same for all of us. What does it gain us, if we save the Earth, but lose our souls, our own selves, our community, our society, our nation, our civilization, our human race in the process? We can do both, but we can only save the Earth, if we save our own Self, as well.

Put another way, the Earth is a reflection of humanity’s consciousness, and we will create in the Earth that which is in our own consciousness. If we are polluted, we will pollute the Earth, as well. If we are destructive, we will destroy the Earth, as well. If we are abusive, we will abuse the Earth, as well. If we are in conflict with each other, we will be in conflict with the Earth, as well.

But, if we are kind to each other, we will be kind to the Earth. If we show compassion to each other, we will show compassion to the Earth. If we are forgiving to each other, or show mercy to each other, we will be forgiving and merciful to all things of the Earth. If we are tolerant of each other, our tolerance will extend to our planet and all life on the planet, as well.

We can be willing to try to save the Earth all we want. But the real issue is are we willing to save our own SELF – our own heart, mind and spirit?

We, human beings, too often, choose conflict over and over and over again. We, too often, choose war and violence towards others, whether in entertainment or in real life. We, too often, choose abuse of others as a way of expressing ourselves.

We may easily condemn those we see as doing this, but if we were to walk in their shoes, we could easily be the ones doing this. We condemn those who sell the weapons of death, those who make the money, those who pollute the world, those who stand on the backs of others to make their own infinitely short life easy and themselves rich, but…. we are the ones who attend movies watching superheroes show us how to use violence to save the world, buy the products to make our lives easier, who buy the stocks in the companies to make the money, who imagine ourselves living easy and suffering-free.

We can and do point the finger at corporations and companies who sometimes make the world a worse place to live, but we are the workers at these places, we are the managers, we are the ones who make money in the offices, and we are the ones who say, “I care about my life first. I can’t afford to save the world. I’ll do something if it’s easy and convenient.”

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If we don’t start with our self – our own hearts and our own beliefs and our own thoughts – changing where the conflict and warring starts – inside ourselves – as individuals – then we will only create the same problems over and over again.  No change will happen externally of ourselves, if no change happens internally within ourselves. We might be willing to work on ourselves or change things in the Earth – for one generation – but without the change inside our own soul, we are simply changing things for others who are just like us – in wanting war, and in wanting conflict, and in wanting the golden calf.

A spiritual life is “building for eternity”. I’m not talking about a constructed “religion-based” heaven of “spending eternity with the angels singing hymns in perfect bliss” – but the eternity where we work on ourselves to change who we are inwardly, how we relate to other people – how we relate to our brothers and sisters at whom currently we throw bullets of every kind.  I’m talking about the eternity of growth, change and possibilities referred to when He said, “With God, All Things Are Possible.”

We are born to come into the Earth, challenging us to learn about our real relationships to others – not our physicality and not our religio-city, but our spirit existence – inhabiting a body for a very short time to grow and learn to find better ways to be among ourselves as people.

God sends us into the Earth to practice Love in every manifestation. God sends us into the Earth for a very short time, to demonstrate the bounty of Love- through Kindness, Compassion, Patience, Service, Mercy, Forgiveness and other fruits of the spirit.

And when this very short life is over, we get a chance to examine how much we learned, how much we extended kindness, compassion, patience, mercy, tolerance, and more. We get the chance to look back and see if we learned anything, and what it is we actually then taught to others.  We get the opportunity to look forward to see what we can work on during our future sojourns.

We get the chance to look back at this life compared to all our other previous lives, try to understand what helped and what hurt our efforts.  We can ask where we used this opportunity to help, where we used this opportunity to harm, or both. Did we change? Did we grow? Did we learn? Did we waste anything of this life ignoring our purpose?

“With God, all things are possible”, including learning, growing, and bringing forth love.  This includes, learning, growing and practicing changes within our own hearts and minds.  With this, we find encouragement to help us get back up and dust ourselves off when we get tripped up by the billions of things that we thought were important, but turned out not to be, or at least, not to be as much as we thought.

“With God, all things are possible” includes helping change come into the Earth, and it come in via the changes we make in our hearts and minds – bringing real change, lasting change, and the change that is passed down to generations instead of being lost in the next generation.  The external changes of the world are like dust in the wind.  The internal changes are built on that which lasts for eternity.

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“With all that we are within ourselves, right now, are we the person we want to spend eternity with?” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999-2019, Jodie Senkyrik)

“Faith unused, does nothing.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999-2019, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We tend to think of God 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, ©, 1999-2019, Jodie Senkyrik)

 

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Commencement Address: Do Something Hard to Do

We live in a time where living is difficult.  We live in a time where living is easy.  We live in a time where the Light is coming forth.  We live in a time where darkness is coming forth.  We live in a time where learning is cherished.  We live in a time where ignorance is cherished.

The times of change are upon us. The times to change how we live are upon us. Instead of seeking to have an easy life, we can argue that it’s time to do the hard things in life.

Many of the greatest things of life in our human history have been things that have been hard to do. Meanwhile, many of the worst things of our human history are from people seeking to have easy lives at the expense of others.

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In looking at our history, the greatest accomplishments and the greatest changes of human life have come as difficult choices – not easy choices.

Instead of looking for something “easy” to do, look for something hard to do.  Not to punish oneself, but to challenge oneself.  Not to keep the old, seemingly easy ways of life, but to create new, challenging ways of living.

Set your sights on a goal, even one that is hard to do, and if it takes your whole life, go for it.

Do something hard and not something just for oneself, because helping only oneself is easy.  Look for something very worthwhile and not just to make one’s own life easy, but to help others, as well.

Do something hard.

Look at today, and feel the challenge to look not for only an easy way out, or an easy this or an easy that, and instead look for that something that you know is hard to do, but better or greater.

Look for that something hard that is right and good and worthwhile, and helps oneself AND can help others, and makes life – not easy – but better because of that hard thing to do.

Do that something that is hard to do.

Look for ways to be more respectful. Look for ways to be kind when we haven’t been before.  Look for these ways.  Look for ways to forgive yourself, and then others for the very same thing. or for different things.

Do that something hard.

Be willing to seek ways to be compassionate to those one doesn’t want to be compassionate towards.

Do something difficult.

The only thing stopping its accomplishment is the not doing of it.  The only thing stopping kindness is not doing of it.  The only thing stopping being patient with another is not doing it.  The only thing stopping forgiving is not doing it.  The only thing stopping showing mercy is not doing it.  The only thing stopping learning and growing is not doing it.  The only thing stopping “loving one another as I love you” is not doing it.

Doing that hard and difficult task has brought all of us to here, today. Doing that difficult task has already brought us to what we’ve accomplished up to now.  We can look back at our lives, and see many things that we’ve accomplished that were hard to accomplish.  Was doing that which was hard to do worthwhile in doing it?

Do something that is hard to do.

Like loving. We think loving is easy. We think all we have to do is find the right person and we’ll love.  We think all we have to do to love someone is to be open to loving and it will fall in place.

But, loving those we don’t love is a hard thing to do. Loving those who we don’t like is a hard thing to do. Loving others as human beings when we’d rather take the easy road to disregard them, dislike them, hate them, disrespect them, insult them, not care about them, or even wish them dead or kill them.

Do something  hard.  Stop disrespecting another.  Stop hating.  Stop insulting.  Stop wishing others dead.

Do that something that is hard.  Stop.

Stopping these things is hard.  Then turn around 180 degrees from hating, disrespecting, and wishing others dead.

Turning around from these things is very hard.

Do that something that is hard to do.  Turn around.

Instead, let love exist as potential within us in the same way that Christ is within us with all His potential and all possibilities when He said, “With God, all things are possible.”   Let God’s eternity of Infinite Love exist for us to hope for that we can one day share.  Let it be the place to start to let tolerance grow inside of us, to let patience with another or others grow inside of us, to practice acceptance of others and the diversity of who we are, to check our own reflex fear, and our instant preconceptions to stop looking at ourselves and others only on the surface of life, and dig deeper into who we are individually and as people.

Do something hard.

Strive for that something that we know in our hearts is absolutely valuable and absolutely worthwhile for ourselves and everyone else.

Do something that’s hard to do.  On purpose.

Live life from the heart instead of from resentment.  Live life with a willingness to forgive someone at a moment’s notice, just for the purpose of forgiving, rather than to gain something.  Live life from a place of showing mercy only for the sake of mercy existing more in the world – rather than to gain something in return.

How many of us feel that what we’ve achieved in life so far has been hard or difficult? How many know others who have gone and done something that is hard to do?

It’s the hard and difficult things in life that we value and that are worthwhile to us. It is the hard things to do that we’re happy about looking back on our lives – raising and loving our family, education, vocations, contributing to our community, helping others, working on changing ourselves for better ways of living. It is the love that we’re glad about as we live life. It is the compassion and healing which we offer to those who’s lives we touch.

How many people do you know who have said on their death beds, “As I lay here dying, I’m so glad that I’ve been able to be bitter and resentful throughout my life, .” or “I’m so glad that I never apologized for any of the suffering and pain I contributed to in other’s lives”?  It doesn’t get said, but it does happen inside many of us and  it’s the easy thing to do.

Do something that’s hard to do. Forgiveness is hard to do.  Sometimes, it is.  Apologizing is hard to do.  Sometimes, it is.  Live from a deeper place in the heart. Think hard on how to help not just ourselves, but all of us, everyone.

Do something that’s hard to do.  It is a decision that one makes.

Not an Easy Thing to Create

It’s a call to give of our time, our resources, our prayers, our thoughts and our heart – to ourselves AND to others – everyone. It’s a call to work at balancing ourselves in all aspects of life – giving even to ourselves when we are the one in need, but not stopping with ourselves but rather going further to give to others equally.

Do something that’s hard, because too often, these hard things don’t get done on the road to wanting only an easy life. But, doing something hard to do, is so often the very thing that is worthwhile to do, and brings the greatest of all riches into our lives.

Finally, another challenge of a prayer to pray – presented to us through the movies –

“God bless us – everyone.”

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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.

Shifting Sands: Predictions, Changes to Predictions, and Creating Experiences

The road which the future unfolds upon is always available for change.  This is because we have freewill to choose our own paths, actions, feelings and thoughts. At any time we can change our minds, heal our hearts, cry out to God for help, and thus change the road we’re going down.

First, … that which we call “good” from the human perspective in our lives is the good that we create and build for both ourselves and others.  That which we call “bad” that enters our lives, many times is from our created experiences in our past lives (and present lives) – that which we created and built for ourselves and others from our past which has returned home to us.  “Good” doesn’t happen by itself.  We must willingly create it – bringing it forth through our own heart-effort to give the experience of being loved to others (and ourselves).  In the same way, “bad” doesn’t happen by itself, either.

Generally speaking, I’m seeing some of the previously predicted darkness for humanity during these times (which I’ve described in past posts as being the years leading to 2026 then coming out of the worst times during the late 2020’s and into the 2030’s, and expanding on to 2038) be as clouds and some breaking up of the clouds. Some of the unbalanced and harm-centered energy being set to manifest is being healed/dissolved/re-integrated at the Earth plane level into the Higher vibration energy.  This is done through bringing forth into the Earth (people’s lives) that which has its source being the Highest Vibration – Love, Kindness, Forgiveness, Patience, Persistence, Oneness, Mercy, and meditation and prayers.

While the times/years of manifestation stated are still the expected time frame which I’ve been seeing, I’m seeing fragments of these times not be as dark as they had been before.

As I’ve said many times beginning with a reading done for the A.R.E. in 2012, then again in my election reading recording of November, 2016, (available on this blog site) in the US arena, Donald Trump is a one-term president. The democrats will win back the House of Reps. in Nov, 2018.  There is no change to this. While I’ve predicted the Affordable Care Act will be eliminated in 2018, the fulfillment or non-fulfillment of this prediction will give some indication of how much success is occurring in healing the energy which would cause these manifestations.  As of this posting, the ACA has not been eliminated even though the current elected people have been trying to end it.  Meanwhile, the intention still is to harm it in some way and 2 months still exist in 2018. This would absolutely be harmful to the lives of many, many people.  Continued effort with meditation and prayers can help with this.

I’m still seeing events happen in different parts of the Earth – individual events which act as anchors of the low-vibration (darker) energy. These events will be devastating to some masses of people. We’ve seen natural and man-made disasters happen in our lifetimes. For the man-made disasters, the mindset and willingness to create these is still dominant.  Still yet to come – in the 2020’s – some of these natural disasters could happen to millions at once, and with super-high death tolls.  Meanwhile, watch for the years 2021-2024, then the end of 2025 and beginning of 2026.  Something is going to happen.  I’m not yet clear on what it is. It’s not as far away as you think.  Remember 2010 & 2011?  That’s the time distance.

We also have the very real potential for man-made serious problems – like disasters in the economy, and even more weather related disasters – of which much of the dark energy will manifest as.  There is not enough centered/balanced/high vibration energy to dissolve these.  To use a metaphor, the ball is now set in motion and will pick up speed through 2019.  We will see a big difference between the start of 2019 and the end of 2019, then again to the end of 2020.  I see greater poverty for a significant and noticeable number of people, loss of economic possibilities for people – in pocket areas.  Getting onto the road to reversing this won’t be successful until 2026.

While it could seem to be unreal or impossible, these are the “end times” – the end of this age of mankind. A new age of mankind begins in 2038 (but not with a noticeable event.)

Looking forward into the next decade, in the US, we will see horrendous conflict between the 2020 president (Democrat) and the Republican Senate. There will be so much animosity – beyond what can be repaired – without great pain and prayers. The venom will be massive – retribution for the animosity towards them during the previous years.   From 2020 to 2024, then diminishing through to 2026.  This will be worse than we’ve ever seen in this US setting.  Sorrow and pain for people across the nation will be the result.  Unfortunately, I see it only changing when people in office are eventually voted out.  Beginning in 2026, newly elected officials will seek to find ways to reestablish working to find common ground.

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Now the good news:  Yes, there is good news and real good news.

There is an unrevokable principle in place that those who create the mess and problems in the world and in people’s lives are responsible for cleaning up or fixing the results of this mess. This is part of the real balance in the Spiritual/Physical Universe.  This is another facet of karma that is not usually perceived, because of the fulfillment of karma usually being in future lives.  However, this can be easier to understand if thought of in this way: we don’t’ just go through karma, we are responsible for healing/transforming it, because this process brings us back into the balance and center of the soul’s evolution of full awareness of our Higher Selves and the oneness we have with the Infinite Consciousness of God.  The purpose of karma – the creation principle in action – is to raise the energy vibrations.  We can do that in countless ways when we meet ourselves in the manifestation of the returning home of that experience we created for others – also known as “our karma”.

We can take a look at our own lives and perhaps see areas where we are working to heal, transform and “help clean up”, in order to give us an understanding of how this has been in effect in our own lives, as well.  We seek to create a better world than the worse one we helped create in one or more of our past lives.  The reward is the MASSIVE Joy of bringing light and healing to that part of our own world and that part of ourselves.  This redeeming principle is now, has been and will always be in effect – and fulfilled via one day at a time of the thousands of years yet to come for the purpose of helping all souls.

The Earth is now at a higher vibration, and will increase towards the higher vibrations as we continue our work here.  This is not up for debate, and is happening without regards to any “belief or non-belief”.  The world as we know it now is not the world we will have – but we must create the new world through our spiritual efforts in all areas of life.  And !!!   — one day at a time.

With regards to the fulfillment of this principle of karma, it is somewhat voluntary (because of freewill) as to when we choose to bring forth our own effort to “transform our mistakes”, but it is necessary for our own healing of ourselves and the world we live in. We cannot individually heal without these pockets of karma being unresolved.  Painful?  Yes.  Bringing forth tears at times? Yes – which is why we give each other comfort and compassion, patience and kindness – but this principle and it’s manifestation in our lives brings forth massive and exponential transformation beyond what has ever been on this planet before. Hence, why it also brings forth joy. With this transformation is the awareness of – the MASSIVE Joy and Light which lifts us beyond what we’ve ever known.   Yet…. not happening in full in just one day, or one week, or one year or one decade.

Our own willingness to help, to serve, to contribute, to pray, to meditate, is not just a healing process and evolutionary process for ourselves, but also for the Earth, and vice versa. Our learning, our helping, and our participation in bringing forth manifestations of love – is our evolution and our “salvation” (to use that term. I usually say, “healing”.)

This is what I see right now.

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“The experiences we create for others are the experiences we are creating for ourselves.  The heaven or hell we are creating for others, is the heaven or hell we are creating for ourselves – down to including every part of the experience’s ‘DNA’ ”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2018, Jodie Senkyrik)

With God – 2000 Years Ago and Today

Photo from markbordeaux.comThe behaviors that are demonstrated today were seen 2000 years ago, as well. The struggle for power meant that there were many in authority who rejected Christ’s teachings so that they could gain in material power. This penchant will increase now, in our days today, and for awhile yet, which I’ve spoken of, because this method of madness has worked in the past, and is believed to be a tactic which will work, again.

Some people’s efforts to attack and destroy their opponents will become louder and louder, because they are coming to the end of their time – not time as in their own lives, but time as in the time of mankind to begin a new age. The collective voices will be the loudest – screaming at the end.  This is a pattern for many of us when we don’t want to give up something that has been what we want.

There are many who seek to war – and war these will do – in whatever arena possible – including governments, today’s social media, all public venues – ever speaking to whomever will listen – to *try* to gain more numbers following them. But, no amount of numbers will change the evolution of mankind being brought about.

As odd as this may sound, the increase of the Light hinders the effort to stay deep in darkness by removing the availability of that which leads to darkness. Put another way, that which leads to darkness is kept from being fed and prevented from being allowed, therefore the impact of the Light has ever greater influence on environs. It is the principle of the raising of vibrations. That which continues to raise vibrations prevents that which would lower vibrations, albeit this transformation is done “one hair at a time.”

We are in the times of which Christ mentioned “Even the Elect (not ‘the elected’) can find themselves being misled.” “It is ever a time to be alert – to not go back to sleep – to practice one’s true spiritual practice – not for vengeance and destruction of one’s hated enemies, but for the fulfillment within our own hearts of the Fruits of God’s Spirit, which will come upon us and come from within us … if we keep on keeping on, drawing from the Infinite Spirit within ourselves for the purpose of bringing forth the best parts of what it means to be a member of this human family and children of One God.

Our vigilance comes from our efforts to be honest with ourselves with doing the best we can each day, and with what we best hold is honest, rather than what is said by anyone, anywhere, at any time, for a self-only agenda. Our effort is for expressing what is deep within us at the core of our spirit which is one with the Infinite Love and Compassion that is Christ knocking at the door to our hearts. Our call is to give to “the poor” that which God has placed within the essence of our souls – our kindness to those who are poor of kindness working to deny it to others, our compassion to those who express little compassion, if any, except to those of their own beliefs, our understanding to those who seek to understand no one but their own kind, to listen to those who hear no one, to forgive those who forgive no one, to be merciful to those who show no mercy.

Yet, the astonishing question is – How in the world can we even begin do this or offer these qualities to people who demonstrate little of these qualities ?!  I will say first that of ourselves we *cannot* do these things.  Alone – there is no way.  We cannot stand alone and think we can do any of these things – alone.  But, as we’ve heard over and over, and can benefit from hearing over and over and over again, reminding us everyday – with God, “all things are possible”. In fact, only with God are these things possible.  But, not just in our heads – but in our hearts – the place of Love, where God lives as Love.

Only with God, can we give mercy to those poor in mercy. Only with God, can we be kind to those who share no kindness with another. With God, we can and do bring forth from within us the Fruits of the Spirit of which Christ said, “It is from their demonstration of these Fruits that you will know my true followers.” Only with God, can we demonstrate the deepest kindness, the most important patience, the understanding, the mercy, the forgiveness, the compassion, the brother/sisterhood of humanity, and more.

…only with God – when we pray, “Lord, teach me the truth.”  “God, make me into the good soil.” “God, help me be honest with myself.” “God, teach me the wisdom and discernment I need, so that I may not mislead my own self down a mistaken road because of my own hatred or bitterness that I may still be trying to change within myself.” “Lord, help me not use my own pain and my own suffering as the weapon that inflicts even more suffering onto yet another person.”

Many look out from our own perspectives and see the world with great amounts of turmoil, selfishness, greed, suffering and violent hatred happening. But, again, with God – we will also be able to see the healing that comes from an individual’s prayer for family, friend, or a stranger, who is suffering. With God, we can find it within ourselves to give the gift of compassion to one other person whose suffering we cannot fathom. With God, we can listen to another person’s stories of their life and pain, and understand that their level of suffering can be much greater than anything we’ve experienced in our life, even if we don’t see theirs.

Only with God, can our hearts and minds be lifted up to greater heights of compassion, love, and unity. With God – is the path where we can honestly say, “I love you.” With God, is when we can be honest with ourselves and say, “I forgive you.” With God, we can give the healing words, “I’m sorry.”  With God, we can look within and even say, “With God, I love myself, too, and I forgive myself, as well.”

With God, we can come to realize that what we see happening in the world, is not the view where we will see God’s continued effort to bring peace to each of us.

There are many people in the world who seek conflict and war, because it serves them, but with God, it is ever true that “With God, within us, we will have that peace which – though we begin by thinking it must be lost to the world – will be reawakened in the world through *us*.”

With God, will come the transformation of the world in which we live – from within us expressed outwardly – like artists creating masterpieces – like gardeners growing green life – and from He who put the stars in the skies and set the heavens in motion.

With God, all is possible – including God being visible in the Earth – through the expression of the Fruits of the Spirit from those of us who keep on keeping on our path of – with God – Love.

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“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, ©, 2006-2018, Jodie Senkyrik)

“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. Choose for yourself, today, and remember, a closed-minded person loses a little bit more of their heart, everyday.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2018, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We may release others from the prison chains of having to feel, think, or believe the same way we do.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©,1993-2018, Jodie Senkyrik)