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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Look at yourself. Do you like what you see? Are you being the best you can be and living a fulfilled life? Or are you angry that you don’t ‘have’ what others have? If you are angry, you feel inside that you have not been treated fairly. You feel that someone else always has what you want and that you don’t have it. You are allowing your ego to lash out and broadcast a vibration of lack, limitation and frustration. And guess what? That’s what you will experience.

Whatever you project will be reflected back to you because you have accepted it to be true, allowed it to happen, rejected other alternatives and resisted what you perceive is not happening for you. As you can clearly see, you have created it. You were the one who accepted things as they are; you are the one who allowed all of the pieces to fall into place; you are the one who has rejected other possibilities and decided that there was no other way; you are the one who resisted the outcome so much that it keeps persisting and being recreated over and over again.

When will you get off of the hamster wheel and be free? When will you accept things as they are and allow them to be better? When will you stop rejecting your good and resisting other avenues that your good will come to you by having to have your way as to how it will manifest? When?
It is when you allow your greater good to move through you.

Your inner well-being is ALWAYS there existing as Divine love at the center of your being. You are the one who accepts it or rejects it. You are the one who allows or resists its flow of well-being. You are the one who either lives in health or infirmities; wealth or poverty; prosperity or lack; abundance or limitation. It is in your choices based on your beliefs that co-create your reality. It is up to you to make life-giving choices and not life-debilitating choices.

When you look outside of yourself and see the reflections of your life it reveals what is going on inside of you. If you display acrimony, lack of fulfillment or depression, it shows just how much you trust in the Divine. If you truly trusted in the Divine peace, understanding, joy and Divine love would flow through you unfettered by your erroneous beliefs.

Success leaves clues. What clues are you leaving? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

BE THE DIVINITY YOU ARE!

Be the divinity you are by allowing Divine love to flow from your heart into the entire world.

This is why you are here. Everything else is fluff and distraction. You are the ‘I am’.

Sense it, feel it, think it, speak it, know it and be it now and evermore! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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BLINDED BY SCIENCE

Are you blinded by science? Science is NOT the final word on establishing the authenticity of anything because it relies on observations of the reflections in the perceived dualistic reality. When you are in the soup and your every action affects the color of the soup, your viewpoint is tainted by your ability to observe what is available to the senses.

Only when you get out of the soup can your observations not be tainted by your presence in the soup. That's why science is not the 'be all and end all' of understanding existence. It is 'a' way of looking at things and not 'the' way.

Your senses are limited. They only pick up ranges of frequencies which are the rate of vibrations of objects and energy. If something exists ‘beyond’ your ability to observe and subsequently perceive, then does it still exist? Of course it does! It’s just that YOU have not been able to observe it! This is why science has discovered the fact that the results of certain experiments are ‘altered’ by the observer.

I 'believe' what science reveals to our consciousness; however I also know that what it reveals is based on the limited ranges of the senses and not on what our inner consciousness 'knows'. Any system that is solely based on limited and restrained observations can only yield a 'partial' view of reality and not one that incorporates 'all' of our experience.

Regardless of what truly exists, an ‘art’ like Astrology, when practiced combining empirical and rational observations, shows only 'tendencies' in a person. That's why, to me, the only practical form of Astrology is an art form of symbology and NOT a scientific observatory analysis.

Science, which is based on hypothetico-deductive model of reasoning, is based on an empirically observed method of fact gathering and a rationalistic logical derivative of consciousness evaluation.

Since any form of consciousness that is involved in the determination of conclusions has an effect on what it is that it is concluding, reveals that it is only ‘a’ method of knowledge and NOT ‘the’ only method of gaining knowledge.

Imagination affords us the ability to see ‘beyond’ what our senses reveal. It affords us an experience by which we can ‘speculate’ how things are and not just relying on what we observe they are.

As Einstein once said, “I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination, which I think is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROGER

WHAT WE DO

What we do with what we have determines how our Divine blessings will unfold within our hearts; for in the action of sharing our gifts of Divine grace with others we are fulfilling our Divine purposes in Divine order and contributing to the mutual growth and expansion of all life.

We are the instruments of Divine manifestation and when we hold back on what we know we must do and when we must do it, we are resisting the flow of the manifestation of Divine love in Divine order. Allowing the flow of Divine love to move through us unfettered by limiting and erroneous beliefs is the method by which we express and exude the benefits of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. The results we experience in our lives are inner peace, Divine understanding, perpetual joy and Divine love; all key elements in our personal experience of divinity.

Without inner peace, we experience ongoing confrontation because we resist what we don't divinely understand. Without Divine understanding, we experience ongoing challenges because we resist what we experience as being not in our favor enough to bring us joy. Without perpetual joy, we experience ongoing frustration because we resist what we don't divinely love. Without embracing Divine love, we experience isolation because we resist being a part of the Divine whole of existence which maintains inner peace amid apparent chaos.
The keys to living a fulfilled life are in maintaining our inner peace, always seeking Divine understanding in all of our experiences, living in perpetual joy by expressing gratitude to all of life and feeling the presence of Divine love deep within our hearts with each and every breath we take and give.

By practicing prayer, meditation and service, we lead ourselves into the flow of Divine love which brings us health, wealth, prosperity and abundance. Divine love brings inner joy, the spirit of understanding and the essence of inner peace. We become fulfilled when we regularly and consistently communicate with the Divine by taking the necessary steps to do so.

As a living and breathing child of the Divine every thought, feeling, action and expression of our being moves the omniverse to co-create our perception of reality. We must be diligent in what we think, feel, speak and express in the actions and behaviors that we manifest; for they are tools of our experiences and the perceptions of our understanding of our mutual inner divinity. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D..

 

 

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Elizabeth and I would like to invite you all to our site ‘Service In Prayer’. For many months we have been led to offer a way for our online friends to have a forum to share our prayer needs with each other.

The purpose of this website is to connect with one another and share our needs for healing in whatever areas we feel we need. Please visit the website or go to the Facebook forum to post any public prayers on the Wall or PM us for private prayers.

We will pray for you or help you to find Prayer Partners to assist you in healing and realization of your Divine purpose and the unfolding of it in Divine order.

Thank you all for your support, kindness and for blessing us with your ongoing friendship. Peace and blessings to all of you and your families! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHO'S THE PILOT?

What we have resisted in the past is now occurring in the present. What we will resist today will be created tomorrow. What we have allowed in the past has opened up the connection within between our mind, body and spirit. What we allow in the present will move through us and be released into the oblivion of the omniverse.

Whatever it is in mind, body and spirit that we resist we are co-creating right now to be reflected back to us tomorrow. Conversely, whatever we allow to flow through us without any emotional attachment will be discharged into the omniverse without any deleterious effects upon us.

Living in health, wealth, prosperity and abundance every day means that we are allowing our greater good to manifest without any negative emotional attachments as to how they will flow through us. Conversely, whatever we resist by maintaining an emotional attachment to becomes forefront in our co-creative virtual mechanism (omniversal relay).

The more we fight what we perceive is not beneficial to our growth and expansion the more it will appear to block our forward progress. The more we allow the Divine to guide our life’s journey we come to an understanding that we don’t have to know every move and how our Divine purpose in Divine order is unfolded.

Through Divine understanding we develop a sense of inner peace and joy by choosing to traverse the perceived path in Divine love. Allow instead of resist. Accept instead of reject. If you truly are in touch with your inner spirit you will grow and expand into your Divine purpose by simply letting it be without trying to control any aspect of how it unfolds.

When you continually attempt to control, dominate and manipulate your environment you are NOT allowing the Divine to work ‘through’ you. You are allowing your ego to decide what is best for you. Your ego has a job to do; to protect you at all costs! When you listen to the guidance of the Spirit of God within you, you are allowing what you don’t see and understand to take precedent over what you ‘think’ and ‘feel’ is happening; which is ALWAYS skewed and limited.

Allow your ego to protect and balance that out with allowing the Spirit of God to guide you. Remember, God is not your co-pilot; God IS your pilot! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

RESPECT LIFE

Only when people are taught to respect and not tolerate life as it is will be living in harmony.

Respect acknowledges our differences and makes them strengths while tolerance is a reaction of the ego to something that it doesn't like and realizes it cannot change; the ego is then 'forced' to accept what it does not like and that, in itself, is definitely NOT respect.

Prejudice is taught and when we start teaching our unity is in our diversity we will truly learn to respect one another. Peace and mutual respect. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SAYINGS

I would rather expect and achieve my Divine desires and unfold beauty into the world than sit on my butt and reflect on nothing and do nothing. From inner peace comes beauty and from expressed beauty comes fulfillment of your Divine purpose in Divine order. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If only you knew just how great you are. You have the essence of the Divine within you right now. Be that. Live that. Share that. It's as simple as that! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If the whole of everything is within, then our projected desires reflect that in our experience outside of us. As within, so without; it works both ways! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” ~Socrates

This is my daily goal in all of my writings. Thinking is fun and liberating. It unclogs the emotional drain of stinkin' thinkin' and allows the free flow of Divine ideas and the expression of Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I regard to the illustrious George W. Bush I have only one thing to say: When stupidity is peter principled to the most powerful position of power on the earth we have some serious self-examination to do. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If you choose to remain in your closet, pray for the world and meditate on divine stillness and silence, then so be it. I will be doing the same thing AND committing service unto the world by sharing by talents, skills and abilities with all. I'm going to where my Divine desires lead me because I want to actively share Divine love with all; not sit on my ass contemplating my navel. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you look to yourself for all of the answers and glorify your ignorance and are proud of it, you are not only uninformed but self-centered. That's why the uninformed are clueless in our societies. In order to interact and participate effectively in life you must recognize the rights and lifestyles of others and step out of your ego bubble; something many find hard to do. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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PERFECTION

Perfection is an experience of sharing Divine love with all and receiving Divine love back. It is not being better, stronger and smarter than anyone else or being, saying and doing the right thing at the right time.

It is ‘knowing’ who you are, who others are and what you need to do to share Divine love form moment to moment. Stop believing that you aren’t perfect as you are and be what you were created to be right now.

Be ye therefore perfect means that you know that you are Divine love and that your duty is to share that gift with all.

Stop minimizing what the Divine has maximized within you; be the expression of Divine love now and ever more! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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IS DESIRE BAD?

We hear time and time again how we need to free ourselves from desire. We are told that in order to align with the Divine we need to let all desire go. Most of this came from the teachings of the Buddha, but was this his original teaching? Was the ‘stain’ of desire the very thing we need to let go in order to know the Divine? Or was it misinterpreted by followers down through the ages?

In his article on Desire, Prabhuji Ramakrishnananda, he states the following: “According to Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 CE), the origin of desire is found in man’s disobedience to the law of God. In the treatise on the Philosophy of Desire in Wikipedia.com it states the following: “In philosophy, desire has been identified as a philosophical problem since Antiquity. In Plato's The Republic, Socrates argues that individual desires must be postponed in the name of the higher ideal.”

Within the teachings of Buddhism, craving is thought to be the cause of all suffering. By eliminating craving, a person can attain ultimate happiness, or Nirvana. While on the path to liberation, a practitioner is advised to "generate desire" for skillful ends”.

Desire as a verb is defined as, “desire (v.) early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.” And as a noun: “desire (n.) c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.”

Buddha referred to what we now call desire as a craving; a yearning for something outside of ourselves in order to make us feel complete. It comes from the word “Tahā (Pāli; Sanskrit: tā, also trishna) literally means "thirst," and is commonly translated as craving or desire.” In the Greek translation of human ‘cravings’ and ‘yearnings’ we see the word, ‘orexis’, which means ‘appetite’; a implied physical state that controls you until you fulfill obtaining the object of the appetite.

After the formation of the Catholic Church the word desire literally meant, (de – of) (sire – the Father). It meant that desires that you felt in your heart were ‘of the Father’; not cravings or yearnings. It wasn’t until the 15th Century that the word came to mean ‘lustful cravings’ in the Catholic Church. From that point on, many people have firmly believed that desire is something that is to be considered ‘bad’. In fact, the Therevada monks, the one’s closest to the Buddha, were charged by him to ‘generate desire’ for ‘skillful ends’. This reveals that there is a distinct difference between ‘cravings’ and ‘yearnings’ and true Divine ‘desires’.

Now in Galations 5:17, the Aramaic translation was made into the Greek and then into the Latin years later. The Aramaic translation literally reads, “For the flesh craves anything that opposes The Spirit and The Spirit craves whatever opposes the flesh, and they both are contrary one to another, lest you would be doing whatever you want” (Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)). If you notice, the word is ‘crave’ and not ‘desire’. The verse illustrates the ongoing contraposition to the cravings and yearnings of the ego and the Divine desires of the spirit.

It is like the Buddha identified as cravings and yearnings but NOT what the word desire means. It was the later Buddhist sect of the Mahayanas that misinterpreted the meaning of desire with the meaning of craving. Now, why would the Catholic Church change and bastardize the meaning of the word desire? What advantage would it have for the priests and leaders of the Catholic Church?

It is simple. The most natural craving and yearning for humans is the drive for the sexual act of reproduction. It blinds one to their morals, it makes people do things that they would not normally do and it is contrary to what the Catholic Church had been teaching for years. It literally made the desires, which are the drive ‘of the Father’ within to create, something ‘sinful’ What better way to gain control over their constituents, dominate their thoughts with fear and manipulate their very existence by placing themselves as the middle men between people and God.

They originally did this when the Council of Nicea tossed out the Gnostic Gospels in 325 C.E. Why did Constantine and his priests remove the Gnostic gospels? Because they taught that the Divine is WITHIN you and that you don’t have to go to a priest or anyone else for your ‘salvation’. This is the TRUTH of what Yeshua taught. Desires literally mean the seeds of your Divine purpose that the Divine planted in your heart to fulfill your Divine purpose in Divine order. Desire is therefore a GOOD thing. Desire from within is the Divine giving you a gift that ‘primes the pump’ of creation. When you get over your ego and start to ‘expect’ the fulfillment of your Divine desires is when the wheels are put into motion through Divine order.

Divine order then affects natural order with the ‘impetus’ of manifestation that ultimately leads to the fulfillment of creation of your Divine purpose. Desire is the seed, expectation is the sustenance and growth of desire and allowance is the manifestor of desire. Don’t listen to those who don’t understand the true meanings of these words.

Words create vibrations and the entire omniverse is vibrating and aligning your ‘point of attraction’ which is your predominant vibration, with what you project into the perceived dualistic reality. The omniverse reflects what you project and if you minimize your Divine desires and not your cravings and yearnings, you will never become what the Divine created you to be. Be ye therefore perfect and expect your Divine desires to manifest through you allowing the Divine to create them in Divine order. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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JESUS WAS NOT
A CHRISTIAN!

The worst kind of Christian is one who thinks that Jesus was a Christian. They base their entire beliefs on receiving salvation from a man who repeatedly pointed to the Spirit of God within all of us. They blindly swallow what some preacher tells them every Sunday while reading a book that has been passed down by word of mouth for centuries, translated into four initial languages, honed down by a murderer and priests with an agenda and proclaimed as being the ‘holy’ word of God without ANY basis for that claim whatsoever.

They elevate their ‘awareness’ of what the Bible reveals to them as the complete and utter truth while NEVER questioning its veracity and validity. Why? Because most of them have been indoctrinated from youth with biblical verses, art and music that reinforced their beliefs along with their Bible beating preachers.

They blindly accept what they are told because it keeps them in their comfort zone and reinforces all of the Christian Programming Software that has been repeatedly installed every Sunday for the duration of their lives. They don’t, and won’t, understand other peoples’ beliefs because they are afraid that they will change their comfort zone.

They believe that emptying yourself of beliefs allows the Adversary, Satan, to enter their beings and take control. They live by this fear and find every reason to replicate it because they want to be accepted by others in their church communities. Instead of allowing Divine love to rule their lives they choose and resist anything that they ‘perceive’ as evil.

Whatever age you were when you experienced emotional trauma is where you become stuck emotionally. If you assimilated the ‘Christian’ message early on in life and ‘gave’ your life to Jesus, this is the age where you will continually try to relive in order to feel good about yourself.

These ‘conscious’ Christians, as I call them, don’t care that Jesus was NOT the name of the man we have read about; they refute that his name was Yeshua. They go to church every Sunday when the original Sabbath was Saturday; they don’t even know that the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath to get more pagans into the church (the Pagan worship day was Sunday).

They refute that Emperor Constantine and his priests selected the books of the Bible that allowed them to become the middlemen between God and humankind; and tossed out the Gnostic Gospels that spoke the truth that the Spirit of God is within.

They react violently with verbal slurs and dribble when they are told that the Trinity was ‘made up’ by a murderer and his priests to diffuse the ‘image’ of God into concepts that only the priests could understand.

They put down meditation as being a gateway for Satan to enter your being because it is the state where you realize that everything they are saying is total bull.

The modern day Christian religion is all about control, domination and manipulation of the masses into believing a ‘concept’ that God is an old man on a throne in the sky that ‘hates’ and dispenses ‘punishment’ for bad behavior.

The modern day Christians never seem to preach the truth that Christ imparted when he said, “Go and sin no more.” They preach fear, sin and separation, NOT from what is in the Bible but from what some man SAID the Bible said.

The more they beat the Bible, the more they move away from the Divine love of the Spirit of God. The more they preach salvation, judgment and redemption, the more they separate themselves from Divine love. The more they tell you how to live, is the more they abuse themselves and us.

It took me years of study, hard work and Sunday trips to learn the truth yet some will ‘off-the-cuff’ dismiss my experience in reading the ‘Word’ in the original languages and learning that what was said there is NOT the same as what Reverend Do-good preaches on Sunday.

They revel in their ignorance, choose not to learn history and the truth and yet have all of the answers for life by saying a simple prayer asking Jesus to come into their life. If they would only realize that Christ is within them right now and that the Spirit of God is blessing them this very moment.

Human beings are social animals that must share what they feel is their good fortune with others, not respective of whether or not the person they are sharing with actually wants their take on life. We learn as we grow and expand to respect other human beings and what they have experienced.

We learn to live in Divine love by opening our hearts to the truth of the Spirit of God within and completely trusting in the Divine to guide our lives into complete fulfillment. No SIN, no separation and no egos controlling, dominating and manipulating our thoughts, beliefs, words, actions and behaviors; just complete and utter trust in the Divine.

The next time a Christian hands you a Bible tract, tells you that you NEED to be saved and that you MUST read the Bible say, “No thank you. However, I suggest that you go save yourself from yourself before you try to help someone else get saved!” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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When you feel you are the farthest from the truth it is in reality that you are closest. How can this be? Isn’t this a paradox? Not quite. You see, in your perception of being far away lies the opposite dynamic state of being very close.

The omniverse is expressed in waves which incorporate crests and troughs inextricably tied to one another. They exist as polar opposites but do not exist without each other. What is projected from what appears close is reflected from the farthest point, and what is appears to be reflected from the farthest point is projected from what appears to be close.

The appearance of everything that exists in the perceived dualistic reality is only known to us by the generated electrical copies we perceive as reality in our brains. When we close off our perceptions in the outer world and go deep within our beings we ‘escape’ from our brains producing copies of reality and we experience our inner reality as our deepest inner truth.

The key is that what you feel is a result of what you observe being compared to what you have previously learned. Your beliefs come from repeated thoughts that you have harbored from the experiences you have lived. When your perception of reality contrasts with what you believe your ego follows your beliefs over reality. It does this to protect you, ensure your safety and keep you in your comfort zone.

When you go deep within in meditation you transcend what your senses reveal and align yourself with your Divine inner peace. Deep within you is a place of no fear, no Satanic influence, no derision, no hatred, no anger and only Divine love.

No matter what anyone or any book that espouses Literary Authoritarianism tries to tell you about going within and being peaceful in union with the Divine, reject it outright. It is nothing but those who don’t understand the truth of the Spirit of God trying to convince you that God is outside of you and NOT deep within you.

Why would they do this? Because if you know God is within you they have no purpose in your life to suck the life out of you by being your middleperson between you and God. It is a scam of omniversal proportion to distract you from the truth and validate their existence.

Live from the Spirit of God within and don’t listen to those who don’t have a clue of the truth in the existence of the Spirit of God within. If anything is truly ‘Satanic’, it is the belief that you are separate from God and not one with the Divine. Be an adult and lead by the truth instead of being a child that follows in fear. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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GETTING EVEN

Why are some so preoccupied with getting even when they get hurt? What joy is there in doing to someone else what they did to you? If you did what they did first, then the other person would feel that they have to get even with you.

The ego acknowledges its perceived ‘station’ in life by resisting and fighting back when it perceives it is being hurt. It rationalizes the only way to ‘make the other person pay’ is to respond with the very same behavior that caused the hurt in the first place.

Is this logical? Is it appropriate behavior? It is for some because their view of themselves is less than the truth that they are divine beings. They feel they have to ‘acquire’ things, adorn themselves in a certain way and control others in order to feel ‘happy’.

They will also protect themselves, their families AND their property with their very lives sometimes in order to feel justified in how they feel. This does NOT take anyone else into consideration but it reinforces their self-image enough to claim that they fought for their security.

Security in what? Being a warrior? What about having security in being a peacemaker, a teacher and a lover of humanity?

The one thing that has driven civilized people for many years is that they want to see their children and grandchildren do ‘better’ than they have! Not in getting even with some perceived hurt or injustice and resorting to resisting and fighting.

Be like the behavior of water. It allows the vehicle of emotions to create waves in it and it moves in synchronicity with what is projected; it also responds with what is reflected back to where the waves originated.

Project Divine love in all you do and respond to the reflections of life with Divine love as well. Give to that which you perceive hurts you and its energy will be dissipated into oblivion.

It’s when you resist what you perceive as being hurtful is when you create more hurt in your life. Allow it to pass through you and let it go the way of all things.

Until you allow that which you perceive is hurting you to pass through you without attaching any negative emotions to it, you will be caught up in the hamster wheel of getting even instead of letting go.

Discharge that which doesn’t serve the growth and expansion of you and others. You are worth it! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ROSE COLORED GLASSES

Should we look at the world through rose colored glasses? Should we share the Divine love in our hearts with all no matter what? Should we smile unwittingly knowing that God has our backs?

Trusting in the Divine completely means taking the blinders off and seeing the beauty in our world. It means seeing the color of love through our hearts and smiling in joy at what we experience because we ‘know’ God has our backs.

That’s complete trust; not simply believing but completely knowing! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

MOMENT OF SEPARATION

The moment you give up on being you is the moment you separate yourself from the Divine.

Your lack of faith in developing the seeds God has given you is not showing respect and acknowledging that you know better than the Divine. How audacious can you be?

It’s like being buried alive in a hole of your own digging. You dug the hole, you stepped inside of it and you covered it over with the dirt of fearful thinking.

Don’t bury the dreams that God has planted in your heart. Stand up and invest in you becoming YOU more than disregarding YOU influencing and leading you.

Stop walking backwards and telling yourself that you are making progress; in the end, you are just fooling yourself with your own belief in your faulty perceptions. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

IMPORTANCE?

When the life of the unborn is perceived as being any more important than the living is when the Divine perspective is completely lost in the ego mindset of selfishness.

Defending life is about the living being supported, taken care of and understanding the blessings of Divine love; all issues that are daily addressed by Planned Parenthood.

To all of those who can't see this, look within and know that God loves us all and gives us life to learn just how precious it is. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

The Pro-Life Movement is based on religious values resisting the perception of the onslaught of moral turpitude upon our society and is perceived by those inflicting these values as their duty to God.

In fact, it is more about manifesting their own Pro-Me agenda than promoting a Pro-We agenda of peace, understanding, joy and the sharing of Divine love. Only in the realization that our duty to God is to love one another unconditionally comes the truth of selflessness more than selfishness.

Imposing beliefs on others is NOT operating from the Spirit of God. It is promoting ‘me’ over ‘we’ and further separating instead of unifying. If anyone can’t see that, then it’s time to allow ‘we’ to lead instead of ‘me’. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STEPPING OUT OF
OUR COMFORT ZONE!

It is in the act of truly giving thanks that we step out of our comfort zones and tell our egos that we aren’t all that! Giving thanks recognizes that something other than ourselves is responsible for our perception of being benefitted.

It makes our existence larger than just our lives and integrates our acceptance of responsibility for all of life. Start each and every day by giving thanks to the Divine Spirit of the Living and Loving God and the bounty of the omniverse will rain down on you and all whom you interact with each and every day.

Bless your day and those in your life by sincerely giving thanks to the Infinite Creator Spirit. It is our source of sustenance, life and Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

LIVE IN SPIRIT

I choose to live in the actual reality of spirit where I know that everything that I sense in the perceived dualistic reality is a reflection of the projections of myself and others.

My truth is within and the only thing that is real to me is the moment. Memories of past moments open my heart to living in this moment.

Without memories of those moments, how would I know to go within for peace? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE LIGHT

Envision the light, move toward it and break through the darkness of perception to feel the light within you right now.

Shine it forth in perfection just as the Divine blessed you with the seeds of greatness.

Do it now. There is no time like the present; after all, it’s a gift! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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IS GOD REALLY
GUIDING YOUR STEPS?

Do you believe that God is guiding your steps? Do you believe that God will reward you for ‘good’ behavior? Or that He will punish you for ‘bad’ behavior? Do you keep ‘petitioning’ God with prayer to make things happen the way you want them to instead of how they should be for your growth and expansion? Do you believe that God is on ‘the throne’ dispensing rewards for being meek and humble while inflicting punishment for the ‘sins’ of humankind? If you do, it’s about time for you to grow up.

Recent scientific studies have revealed that a baby in the womb comes into an awareness of their own consciousness at about 6 months during gestation. Although they become aware of themselves as being in a warm and comfortable environment, the trauma of birth ’changes’ their perspective of warmth and security and most babies cry after they are removed from that warmth and security. The placenta actually filters the mother’s DNA to the baby AND vice versa! In other words, both the mother AND baby benefit from generational programming during gestation.

But when does a child become self-aware? When do they realize a sense of responsibility for their actions? Recent studies have shown that for most children it is around the age of five years old. They begin to see the differences between right and wrong and come to know that, in some way, they are responsible for their behaviors.

Soon after that age, most children begin their ‘formal’ education into the ways of society. Each and every day they are bombarded with systems of rewards and punishment; did they win the race in Phys Ed? Did they get an ‘A’ on the final exam? Did they make the ‘Honor Roll’? Some go to church and learn the warped emotional version of the Bible, Koran or whatever book of Literary Authoritarianism that their parents subject them to in order for them to perpetuate their children living in fear.

God is the greatest, most powerful and glorious ‘being’ in the omniverse and should be feared! But why are we all subjected to this onslaught of living in fear of being punished for aberrance and being rewarded for conformity? It is nothing more than ego games of control, domination and manipulation to ‘mold’ our behaviors into conforming to the status quo. It is NOT God!

Many religions know that God is LOVE! God is NOT a being on a throne dispensing reward and punishment yet they teach their constituents that ‘He’ is. They make God into a male figure that should be feared in order to make others conform to ‘His’ will. WTH??? If God is love, then why would ‘He’ do this?

It is more like man has ‘attributed’ his characteristics to God in order to become middlepersons between God and humankind. They anthropomorphize the Divine in order to instill fear into believers instead of allowing Divine love to increase their ability to ‘know’ the truth.

Are you the only one who knows the right way? Are your conclusions to ‘how’ life is the be all and end all of truly ‘how’ it is? Do you pray for a specific outcome and get discouraged when it doesn’t manifest ‘your’ way? If so, you are NOT listening to Divine guidance.

Praying is asking the Divine for favor or specific outcomes. Meditation is listening for Divine guidance. Service is following that guidance and manifesting it in your world.

Your Divine desires were planted in your heart for a purpose. When you expect them to happen you set them into motion into the omniverse for them to be created. Some say that expectation is wrong; just let it all go and things will ‘happen’. Nothing is further from the truth. Expectation of desire is the battery of the omniverse.

What IS wrong is giving from your heart and expecting others to return what you have given; this is more ‘expectant reciprocation’ than true ‘giving’. Also, expecting ‘how’ things will manifest in a certain way is ‘expectant manifestation’. It is telling the Divine that this is ‘how’ you want to receive your bounty. All of this is the ego driving the car and NOT allowing the Divine to guide your steps.

When you truly trust in the Divine you ‘listen’ to what guidance you receive and you make the steps necessary to act on Divine guidance. When you fight and resist what has been revealed is when you receive the perceptions of rewards and punishments.

When you live in peace and allow things to unfold in Divine order your perceptions are tempered with Divine understanding and you continue to trust in a favorable outcome ‘without’ attempting to control ‘how’ things will manifest. In effect, you become a true co-creator with the Divine.

Solomon, one of the supposed wisest men in history stated, “The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” (New Living Translation (©2007)) Yes, why? Because the ego NEEDS to be in control; even in some small way! We all have the innate desire to walk our steps and reward ourselves for the ingenuity in arriving at our perceived destinations.

It is the ego that seeks recognition, NOT the Divine. It is the ego that seeks to control, dominate and manipulate everything to suit its whims, NOT the Divine. It is the ego that will do whatever it can to survive and be in command, NOT the Divine.

Truly allowing the Divine to guide your steps means that you don’t second guess every step along the way. It means that you allow the best to unfold for all without worrying about the outcome. Complete trust means that no matter what happens you are in peace with it.

It means that just because it didn’t unfold the way you thought it should, that it will unfold the way it should in Divine order. It means that you turn over the steering wheel to the Divine and enjoy the ride. It means trusting; not doubting, worrying or living in fear.

When will we all grow up and decide to trust in the Divine? Will it be early in life or late in life? It all depends on when we realize that our consciousness knows what we need to do and that the only way we will be able to live in the true peace of Divine fulfillment is when we simply get out of our own way. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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SAFE AND SOUND

Arriving Safe And Sound? When will you get to where you want to be? When you realize that there is no journey and that you are there already? When will you realize that the only thing you have to do is get out of your own way? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

TRUTH TRUMPS LOGIC

The best part of a debate is when the obvious truth trumps logic. It is when no matter how you skew the facts in forming your opinion; the truth nails you to the wall. It creates an ‘ah-hah’ moment and you know the truth and what it reveals.

The joy for me is letting my opponent THINK they have won! Because then, their ego will soon reveal that they had missed the truth completely in favor of their opinion instead of the facts.

It isn’t about verbal and intellectual jousting; it’s about getting to the truth of the matter, isn’t it? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

DELEGATE

Why not delegate what you can't control to the Divine? That doesn't take away individual initiative! It comes from the realization that your ego ain’t all that and that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present and ever-creative.

Our limited viewpoint that is based on individual initiative and the egocentric yearnings of our own will. Experience the Divine desires planted in your heart; nurture them and watch them grow.

Trust that they will be brought into fruition by Divine love in Divine order. Do what you ‘can’ do and allow God to do what the Divine does; project Divine love into the omniverse! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ELITISM

When the 'elite' class begins to respect the middle class for its labors they will start to see that we all need each other to drive, survive and thrive!

Until then, they will feel entitled to what they have and that the rest of us are just pawns on their chess boards. There is not one person alive that has no value.

We can all learn from each other when we live from the Spirit of God and NOT our egos. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

FINANCIAL SLAVES

The elite already look at the middle class as financial slaves because of all of the credit that was extended to everyone over the past 50 years that is owed to them. We will not defeat them by war and fighting.

We will defeat their greed by loving one another and supporting one another. There are more of us than them! Shop at a local store not a corporate one. Contribute to your community by helping those less blessed than you.

Do what they never think of doing and they will learn that they will need to do it in order to survive. When we ignore them and their overt manipulation of us they will have to pay attention.

The only problem in this is in convincing the middle class to stick together and trust one another until they fall to their knees seeking forgiveness. It will happen. I pray we all live to see it. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

MORE SAYINGS

“Our food system belongs in the hands of many family farmers, not under the control of a handful of corporations” ~Willy Nelson. This is a simple truth. Stop corporate control that is based on the greed of those seeking the almighty dollar and not on the well being of the consumers. It is so clear to see, yet so many deny the truth in favor of their 'perceived' convenience from an ‘on-demand’ mentality of ‘satisfy me now’ instead of developing the patience of Divine order. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Hidden within house cleaning is the gestalt of life. Within the acts of cleaning your house you purge the 'dirt' within yourself and breathe free and clear. Peace! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

There is something very romantic about a library with so many books. It is the key to other worlds, minds and stories. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Those who own very little or nothing at all and live in happiness are our greatest teachers. They live from their hearts and teach the lessons of Divine love to all of us. Listen to their hearts, open your minds and be that which you were created to be; Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Our hearts always know a genuine smile. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails” ~William Arthur Ward. However, the pragmatist looks for the repair kit! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

It is one thing to understand the wisdom of words and another to feel their meaning. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When an emotional reaction to blatant dogma is based on someone else's obvious prejudice it is therefore justified, IMHO. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

It is better to be poked and respond then to be unresponsive to being poked. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

“Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” ~Unknown. I would add one thing to this: And saying it with Divine love is knowing how to say it. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Those whose beliefs are not based on the facts are subject to the whims of others while not even realizing that they were the ones who allowed it to begin with! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D

Fear closes the doors to Divine freedom because it provides the security of depending on yourself and what you know more than trusting in what you don't understand. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The only time everything is not okay is when you are not okay with everything; except when nothing is not okay with everything; or next Tuesday, whichever comes first! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still holding onto yesterday’s junk. ~Louise Smith.

You can't realize anything new until you realize that what you have held as true is possibly junk! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ~Unknown (Attributed to Dr. Seuss)

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a memory until you recognize it in the moment. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

What's perceived as being dead might have no perceived value to the living; however, what is known as eternally living has more value than most will ever know. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Experiencing beauty with your heart is where the moments of memories are eternal! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Be a peacemaker, not a peace taker. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you are proud of sitting on your shoulders you obviously have no clue that you are! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Honoring the Divine within is living by what you know and discarding what you believe; it is the ongoing process of expressing Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you spend most of your time accusing others of what in fact you are doing, you are succumbing to the agenda manifestation of your ego and not operating from the Spirit of God! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink (~Old English Homilies circa 1175 C.E.) However, you can make the perception of the water enticing enough for them to take a drink on their own. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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