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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
DREAMS

Have you had any harrowing dreams lately? Are you confused about what they mean? Before you run to a ‘dream analyst’ consider this.

The best dream analysis you can get is to relax, jot down what happened in the dream and discern the meanings of the events within your frame of reference. Dreams are an individual stress reduction process that occurs and releases mental images that have meaning to you, and you alone.

Yes, there are some collective meanings, but the soul of what happens in the dream has personal meaning to you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

REPEATING MISTAKES

Those who ignore the experiences of the past and fail to learn from them are doomed to repeat those mistakes.

It is better to understand and learn than to react and posture when the ego within decides that something threatens our survival.

They who deny the existence of those before us and the lessons they have learned WILL have to learn those lessons for themselves. And they might not be pleasant. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE SWORD OF JUSTICE

The truth IS the sword of justice. It cuts deep and kills the lies of those who wish to control, dominate an manipulate you.

Stand tall from the spirit within and the truth it reveals and NOTHING will harm you; even your ego's doubts and fears. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

INNER PASSIONS

Swearing reveals passion in a person. It comes from an inner conviction or belief that is based on one’s individual experience and personal judgment. For a concept to be cemented into the subconscious mind it requires acceptance, repetition and emotional passion.

When others challenge your convictions and beliefs the same emotions that cemented those convictions and beliefs are released into your consciousness. You experience a replay of the events, circumstances, occurrences, situations and people that contributed to the cementing of those convictions and beliefs either subconsciously or consciously.

Emotion means taking something that is static and moving it dynamically into existence. Without emotion, creation would not have occurred. The Divine’s emotion is love; giving, sharing and contributing to life everlasting. Our emotions are by-products of love and sometimes, through the control of our ego, degrade into unbridled passion and we emote that passion through swearing.

Too many people are offended by it because, to them, it reveals lack of self-control. That might be true, but it also reveals a person’s honesty and conviction toward what they ‘believe’. Whatever it may be it shows that whatever issue that the swearing revolves around, is something that the person has experienced deeply.

Don’t deny others the joy of emoting because YOU think they are inappropriate. If you don’t like what they say tell them to leave or leave them alone. Don’t stifle their passion because you choose to stifle yours.

After all, everyone thing that you see and experience around you is a result of the passion of someone to create it. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STAND ON ITS OWN

People will try to convince you of their beliefs and convictions because it reinforces their beliefs and convictions.

If a belief or conviction needs something to reinforce it, then it can't stand on its own. Choose to remove erroneous beliefs and temper your convictions with facts and NOT supposition.

Then, and only then, will you be able to understand Divine truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

LISTEN FOR THE TRUTH

When the time comes for you to listen to the truth and act on it will you be prepared? Will you make the steps to create a better world or will you simply watch while others move forward toward that fulfillment?

Being One with your Creator requires that you shelve all of your beliefs about the Divine. It means that you proact with love and not react with fear. Boldly step into the light of love and carry it with you in your heart each and every day.

Share it with those you encounter and contribute to the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It is up to all of us to be the Divine in action. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

GIVING THE GIFTS OF SPIRIT

When I was a child my mother not only showed me love, but taught me what it truly was. It is giving of the gifts of spirit that God has given you to make the world in which we live a better place. She taught me never to insult someone in their home if I disagreed with them; she said to quietly leave and not to allow them to make me feel badly about my disagreement. She also taught me not to allow others to take advantage of me or insult me or my understandings of things in my home.

Now, your wall on FB is like your home. It is where you express your understandings, opinions and take on life. When others come there and beat you over the head with their ‘opinions’ it is up to you to either ask them to leave or remove them. I don’t make a practice of going to other peoples’ walls and beating them over the head with my opinion on whatever it is they are spouting out about. In return, I don’t appreciate someone who continually berates my opinion when they parrot some pundit, moron or person who doesn’t make the time to research the facts.

When they come to wall to ‘express’ their opinion, I have a right to dismantle it and put them in their place. If they don’t like it, they can leave. If they continue to berate me or my friends I will remove them. Don’t allow the rudeness and insistence of others to spoil your day. They obviously need to lash out at you to convince themselves what they believe is true or they wouldn’t even have made a comment to begin with; it is their way of trying to convince themselves of their own relative truth.

Absolute truth is based on verifiable FACTS and relative truth is based on formed OPINIONS. Know the difference and don’t allow morons with an agenda to dismantle your home. Defend your home with a simple click of the mouse and go about you day knowing that you sought peace and NOT derision. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

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When you muddy the waters you never get cleansed. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If you are not willing to change you will complain about anything! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

"How do we invite them [corporate leaders] to change in a way that cannot be refused? Is it possible to appeal to them and those like them in such a way that the veil to their insanity is lifted?" ~Zen Benefiel

It will not happen as long as their lust for power and abeyance to their ego's demands are prevalent. It would require a complete reprogramming of their current mindset and mostly their VALUES. It can be done, however, how many of us are willing to do it? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When it comes to changing the greedy value system of the corporate leaders we need to do the following: Follow the money and constrict its supply and they will jump through whatever hoops it takes to get it back. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

To those who believe the proof is in the pudding; it is NOT in the pudding! It might taste good going down but if it is not prepared with the right ingredients it can cause you a MAJOR stomach ache later on. Sometimes the things that seem the most palatable are the things that will inflict pain and discomfort. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When we start looking to the Spirit of God within for the answers to our racial and social problems is when we will be totally free from the shackles of prejudice. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I did not ask to be in your dramatic play. You chose to inflict your drama on me and I choose to not play a leading role. I will play a supporting role if it leads you to not being the victim and making the steps to better the perception of your situation. Otherwise, leave a message and I will pray for you. I am not being cold-hearted; I am simply not allowing your perceptions to taint my view of my Divine purpose and its unfolding in Divine order. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I would rather be told the complete truth by one person and deal with it, then to receive partial truths from 100 people. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

As your Divine relationship swells within you, the level of trust you commit to is the level of results you will obtain. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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DON'T RESIST

Don’t resist any perceived roadblocks as impediments. If you do you are giving your power away to them and they will keep reoccurring until you let them go.

Accept what comes and don’t attach any emotional feelings to roadblocks because it puts you in the reactive mode.

Be proactive and allow the bounty, your individual greatness and the avalanche of Divine blessings to come into your life by actively participating in dismissing any perceived roadblocks.

Remove erroneous beliefs that don’t serve manifesting your Divine purpose in Divine order! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

TURNING OVER ROCKS

Since I was a kid I always enjoyed turning over rocks until I found a snake under one. Now I turn over the rocks of ignorance, erroneous beliefs and aberrant opinions and you know what, I always find snakes! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

CHOOSE TO SERVE

When you see ANYTHING from an angle that doesn't support love, respect and common human decency, then I suggest you come around to the other side and see the clear view of serving humankind with positive solutions to your brothers and sisters.

If it helps only you, it is from the ego. If it helps all, it is from the Divine. Contribute to the growth and expansion of all and the Divine will contribute to your growth and expansion. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STRETCHING OUT

When you make the time to give of yourself to another, something divine happens. You exit your comfort zone and you stretch out into the world with Divine love. You cannot share Divine love until you feel and experience it regularly. It doesn’t exist in chaos and ego; it exists in peace and stillness.

Make the time daily to go within to the center of your being to experience peace, embrace understanding and feel Divine love. Then, and only then, will you desire to bring the joy of this experience with you into your world. Over exposure to chaos triggers your desire for peace.

Regular imposure to peace allows you to feel it, embrace it and bring it with you into the chaos of your external world. Dedicate time for yourself to live in peace and share that peace with others for you to be the Divine in action. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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ONGOING CHALLENGES

Just when you think it’s all over, it’s not. There is always something else challenging you, distracting you and moving your focus from spending daily time with the Divine.

The Divine is always there allowing you to come home to your inner peace and bless you with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. It is YOU that allows everything else to rob you of your bliss and communion with the Divine. Say “No” to anything and everything that demands your time from communion with the Divine.

It is the most important thing you can do with your time and when you realize this and practice this your awareness of this inner truth will grow and expand into an understanding of your Divine purpose and how to actualize it in Divine order.

When you make time for the Divine, the Divine blesses you ad infinitum. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A CAN OF WORMS?

When your own feelings take priority over the scriptures you are coming to the point where trusting in God is becoming a priority in your life. Some might ‘feel’ that you are opening a can of worms, but is the can you’re opening running toward the truth or away from it?

If you blindly trust the scriptures without discerning their true meanings based on the original languages and NOT the multi-language translations, then the only can of worms being opened here are the ones that run from the truth. Remember, Christ said the Sabbath was created for man, and NOT man for the Sabbath.

The same with the scriptures. There are many things that Paul said scripturally that were NOT from the gospel of Christ but from his own gospel. Discerning the truth requires an open mind and true feelings. If what you feel contributes to the growth and expansion of all, then it IS from God; otherwise, it is from one's ego. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

FORGING AGENDAS

Whoever observes their environment and composes anything in verbal terms or written form uses a combination of their understandings of life based on their observations, what they feel in their hearts and think in their minds and what behaviors have worked or not worked in their lives.

They forge agendas based on their experiences and interactions with events, circumstances, occurrences, situations and people. It’s their own individual perception of reality expressed into communicating with others. It is then filtered by others’ belief systems and accepted as the truth or not, based on the interpretation of the observer.

Most of the scripture have been written by men and their perspectives and agendas were very different than that of women. The male ego is more concerned with hitting the beach, killing the enemy, raising the flag and celebrating the victory.

The female ego is more concerned with feeling the beauty of the beach, understanding the enemy, sharing the victory and celebrating life and peace for all. As general as this might seem it is chemically based androgen/estrogen dominance, reactive thoughts to those predominant chemicals and the pain or pleasure that results from acting on those thoughts and feelings.

If more of the scriptures were written by women we might not have fought so many wars in the name of peace and love. The balance between the two outlooks is the only way to maintain peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ANOTHER BAR

Each and every erroneous belief that you forge and accept as true creates another bar on your ‘comfort zone’ cell of mediocrity and selfishness. Your beliefs are NOT you; they are a by-product of whom and what you perceive yourself to be moment to moment.

Freedom from your own self-created prison comes from daily communion with the Divine, listening to Divine guidance and implementing that guidance into your everyday life.

Loosen the bars, retrieve the key and open the self-imposed door of restrictive beliefs and experience the peace, joy and understanding of the Divine by removing any and all erroneous beliefs; beliefs that constrict your growth and expansion into realizing your Divine purpose in Divine order. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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OBSERVATIONS

Be patient for your Divine purpose is unfolding in Divine order. Go out and support someone who is close to manifesting their dreams and you will close the gap between you and yours. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If you do know where you are going, you will wind up where you're supposed to be. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

There is nothing more soothing and energetic at the same time than a thunderstorm. A mixture of chaos and peace that enthralls the soul! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Education: The scourge of the Republican Party. If we don't educate ourselves about their 'facts', 'opinions' and outright 'lies', then how will we know that they're selling us a bill of goods for a major profit? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The only way to share and accept love is to have a heart. Like the Tin Man, we can go searching the entire world to find one until we realize we had it all along. It opens up and flows love in and out when we get out of our own way and allow the Divine to work through us, with us and for us. We are the children of the Divine who co-create and manifest reality for all. Be the heritage you are blessed with and share love each and every moment of your Divine life. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I love nature's peace and fury. It is a reminder how much we are immersed in our environment and it is in us. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

What you perceive is what you get when you allow your beliefs to box you into a system of programmed reactions that keep you comfortable. Stretch out of the self-created box that constricts your growth and expansion into whom and what you were created to be. Allow Divine guidance to lead your thoughts, words, actions and behaviors into a complete acceptance and allowance of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance in your life. It is what is natural for you; not living in the box. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

What is inner security? A complete knowingness that the Divine is there guiding and directing our thoughts, words, actions and behaviors. It goes beyond any perception or acceptance of our comfort zone. It is a normal state of being that we can live from when we get our egos out of our way. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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WHAT IS MEDITATION?

What is meditation? Is it something that actually works or is it something to be feared? Does it truly relax you and remove stress or does it create more stress by having to face your innermost fears? Does the practice of meditation really align you with expressing your Divine purpose in Divine order?
Some have said time and time again, “I can’t meditate. I try and try and nothing happens. I feel like I’m wasting my time!” Some also say, “It creates fear in me. I feel like I’m opening myself up to dark spirits that take over my being and it scares me. I feel very anxious and not in control.” Let’s address these concerns and issues.

First, establishing a posture of “I can’t” reveals not only unsuredness, but control issues as well. When someone ‘tries and tries’ they are not really serious about accomplishing what they are seeking to accomplish. ‘Trying’ is an attempt at convincing yourself and others that something is worthwhile when in fact it isn’t.

The idea of meditation is that ‘nothing’ happens. It is a slowing down of your perception of the space-time continuum to the point that you embrace the presence of the Spirit of God in the stillness and silence of the moment. It is a timeless awareness of each and every moment and is not ‘wasting’ time. It is making the best use of ‘time’ by allowing your being to relax and ‘feel’ the inner spirit.

Others have a fearful reaction to it. Due to their programming and conditioning by parents, friends, churches and schools, some experience an increased awareness of their fears because their subconscious blocks to those fears are lessened. If they have been exposed to religious dogma they might perceive that ‘spirits’ are taking them over when in fact it is the release of their own ego’s perception that it can control its environment completely. This leaves a feeling of vulnerability that can be frightening to some. As a result, anxiety is experienced due to an increased perception of not ‘being in control’.

The ego does not like NOT being in control and attempts to convince the meditator that this experience is somehow wrong. If the individual follows the ego’s self-survival guidance, this minimizes the state of trust in the Divine that grows and expands through consistent and regular meditation. One can claim to trust in the Divine without meditating regularly, however, when experiencing and dealing with the external chaos of the world the ego begins to thrive on its control and it further looks to itself for guidance and NOT the Spirit of God. This results in a person not being able to ‘tune-in’ to the ‘flow’ of universal thought and creation and literally blocks the experience of the peace, joy and understanding of knowing and feeling your Divine purpose and how to manifest it in Divine order.

There are many ‘techniques’ in meditation but the overall process revolves around a ‘rebound’ effect. One listens to or repeats a mantra, envisions a peaceful reverie or a ‘focus point’ utilizing concentration to create an internal focus. The next step is the key. When this focus becomes so intense, we have to ‘let go’ of it in order to move toward the opposite state of concentration which is true meditation. It is a state of complete allowance of ‘nothingness’ that gives birth to ‘everythingness’.

The external reality exists as a projection from ‘nothingness’ and is ‘realized’ to create concentration and contemplation on experiencing your state of being in your external environment. The internal reality exists as a single point of focus where you allow the projection of duality to reduce itself to its origin of stillness and silence and you experience your true state of Oneness with the Creator of the entire omniverse.

How do you get there? Through removing any and all erroneous beliefs, making the time to ‘practice’ meditation daily and allowing an inner feeling of ‘trust’ in the Divine to swell up in your being from moment to moment. Meditation is a static state of complete and utter trust in the Divine whereby all stress and tension is released and your awareness becomes ‘laser-focused’ on whom and what you truly are.

The subsequent feelings of peace, joy and understanding create a dynamic state of action whereby you ‘do’ what is necessary to fulfill your Divine purpose in Divine order. It is not something to be afraid of; it is something to embrace and commit to in order to feel fulfilled! When you make ‘you’ important enough to remove any and all blockages from fulfilling your Divine purpose, the Divine blesses you with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance each and every moment of your life.

Experience Divine fulfillment and live the life that you were created to live by sharing love and living your Divine purpose each and every day of your life through regular prayer, meditation and service. It is the triune commitment to Divine communication. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The effect of Reaganomics is where we learned that 'trickle down' meant 'pissed on'. Reagan was an excellent cue card reader. As for independent thought, he was hired by the Reps to perform the role as President and make the country think he was bright when in fact it was all personality.

We walk through life living our dreams and fulfilling our Divine purpose when we share love with all of creation. If we hold back and think only of our survival we separate ourselves from the bounty of the Divine and exist in mediocrity. Step confidently in life by trusting in the Spirit of God to manifest your Divine purpose in Divine order. Allow the perceived control of life by your ego to wane and live in the spirit each and every moment! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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