When someone says, “I love you”, does that actually mean that they fulfill a part of you that you perceive that you need or is it that you want to fulfill a part of them that you ‘hope’ they will perceive? Being ‘in (romantic) love’ with someone else means that your feelings are so overwhelming that you feel the need to act on them immediately. It is a surge of emotions that drives your every thought, word, action and deed to fulfill your desire to be with them.

What happens to someone ‘in love’ that discovers that this need was only a perception on their part that occurred at some time in the past and no longer applies? They either try to recapture this ‘feeling’ of longing and passion or they seek it elsewhere. Why do some people do this? Is it because their passion, longing and advances are not being met favorably? Or is it because they are reaching for something to ‘fill the gap’ that they are perceiving in themselves? Whatever it may be when a person is looking outside of themselves to experience what they perceive as ‘love’ they will never truly find it. They will convince themselves that they ‘have’ it when in reality they are just ‘believing’ that they have it.

Life and romantic love evolve from one experience to another in a ‘mutual loving relationship’ with two people who are mature enough to understand that each other are not the ‘be all and end all’ of everything. It means that you experience joy every day with that person no matter what befalls both of you and you develop a deep feeling of ‘spiritual’ certainty in Divine order because of your bond. Your Divine purposes become intertwined in a dance of Divine love. Your hearts operate truly as One!

Being in love is the one of the greatest experiences any one of us can have and it allows us to touch the heart of the Divine. Be thankful for that love and for your partner. Be willing to go out of your way to nurture them, show them tenderness and help them fulfill their individual purpose. It is why they are there with you and it why you are there with them. Live in joy every moment and be thankful for the shared experience of growth and expansion together. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


For some, it is more convenient to be a masochist and bury themselves in hurt and rejection than to deal with their own fears. For others, they deal with fears honestly and openly no matter what. Each one of us is either running toward or running away from a perception of ourselves every day. We make the choices and we pay the consequences of making those choices.

We don't need books, others’ opinions and our own fears to make choices when we all have a direct line to universal allowance. We must nurture and develop our inner connection to the Divine by making the time each and every day to commune in peace and solitude with the Creator of everything. Until we do that, we will continue on the wheel of life and ending up back where we started.

Make the time to slow the wheel down every day. You will experience joy, understanding and peace. That is our natural state! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


Final consequences aren't always manifested in a timeline perceived by the individual who initiated the original actions or the observations of those who are involved. But when they do come, they are quite apparent and difficult to deal with when you allow your ego to drive instead of allowing the Spirit of God to guide. It's as simple as that.

It's alright to take the path of least resistance when it comes from your acknowledgement of spirit, willingness to listen to Divine guidance and the courage necessary to manifest it your world. Choose allowance over resistance, and the omniverse reveals itself in Divine order.

Trust in the Divine and your path will be well lit, easy to navigate and fulfilling to traverse. It's up to you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


When the voice of truth reaches out to you don't turn your back because of your beliefs, feelings and erratic motivations. Yield to the voice of the Divine speaking to you in silence and stillness.

Follow Divine guidance by discerning its language of love. You are a being created by love, living in love and sharing in love. Be that being and not the separate one your ego tries to convince you is the ‘real’ you.

Choosing truth opens your awareness to love and love opens your heart to the growth and expansion of all of life. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


When belief in your ability to observe the facts and form an opinion is based on what you have experienced as happening, and when this is corroborated by the experience of others, then it is spoken of as the truth.

Only when we can truly understand the motives and intent of others, will we ever know the complete truth. Research the facts before you develop an opinion and you will be contributing to the growth and expansion of all. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


When we allow aberrant behavior to exist in our world we ultimately resolve ourselves to its existence and that we cannot change it. This is NOT trusting in the Spirit of God to work through us to affect positive change. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


Are you wandering about trying to find the correct direction in which to go? Do you take one step in a direction and get cold feet? Do you end up at the same place when you move in a different direction as well? If so, you are following the direction of your ego convincing you that you should play it safe and remain in your comfort zone.

Fear is what is guiding your because you don’t have faith and trust in the Divine. Why don’t you trust in the Divine? Is it because the chatter of the ego is too loud or is it because you simply don’t believe that you are a child of the Most High Creator of the entire omniverse?

Make the time to ‘sit on the bench’ for the game and observe the various plays that are put into motion. See how they work and don’t work to get a ‘feel’ for the environment in which you exist. One opportunity or circumstance can create a completely new direction if you shut off the chaos and listen to the still small voice of the Divine.

Listening to the Divine voice of guidance can change everything! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Since many people give their individual power away to external circumstances then perhaps they should revel in their comfort zones and not do the research to prove how wrong they are about issues that affect their lifestyles and safety.

It wouldn't change their minds anyway. When people have settled into their belief systems and reveal their positions by what they think, say, act and do, it reveals just how comfortable they are with them; whether they are the truth or not. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Listen to what the Spirit of God guides you to do. The guidance of the Most High has the voice to speak in silence to the ears of those who will listen with their hearts. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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We all feel terrible about what had happened to kids and teenagers being murdered, but what do you honestly expect when our children are being required to read about violence, anger and retribution in books like ‘The Hunger Games’. The message that is buried in the subconscious mind is "It's all about me!" That's why so many people 'think' they can sing when they can't hold a note in tune to save their lives.

Even with the show "The Voice" people like Christina Aguilera get upset when they don't turn around to pick a singer based on their voice and say, "God, you are hot!" That's the message Christina that you are sending to kids. Like the message of your knotty bleach blond hair and pushed up and out breasts so that people can't look in your eyes and see how vapid you really are.

The role models our kids have these days are mostly spiritual derelicts at best. They focus on the ego, their possessions and their ‘accomplishments and NOT on the edification of themselves to help others. When we as the ‘human race’ decide to make growth and expansion into loving one another a priority is when we will completely experience heaven on earth.

Until then, we can keep fooling ourselves and ‘hoping’ things will get better or we can take proactive steps to making them better by demanding that our schools and our teachers not teach our kids about negativity and murder. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


Life has misery in it because people accept it as such. As for the book “Hunger Games”, I did not read all of it as I have previously stated, but what I did read of it was pure ego crap. They may have hinted at the spirit, but the focus on killing and murder is what the subconscious mind absorbs as 'natural'.

I might be perceived as 'New Age', but in fact my inclinations are toward spiritual Oneness for each and every individual void of organized religion and its game whipping on others. Not crystals and fairy dust that some people associate it with, but unification of the collective through an active recognition of the Spirit of God within each and every one of us. It is a practical and individually centered philosophy that encourages the edification of the collective as well as the individual.

As for my references to this movie, I haven't seen it nor will I. I don't need to be subject to killing and murder. If you carry a gun, you create the conditions whereby you have to use one, much like what happened to George Zimmerman. If you want a better world then MOVE TOWARD it by rejecting the crap and embracing the blessings. Simple enough. And if that is ‘New Age’ to some people, then so be it. I prefer to call it getting rid of what you don’t want, and keeping what you do. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


When I state the facts that violence begets violence and superficiality begets much of the same, I get what is written above. Struck a nerve, me thinks? I NEVER blamed the actions of a racist adult on a series of young adult novels. I said that they are teaching our young things that don’t edify them and things that become buried in their subconscious minds that they ‘might’ act out.

Yet, as usual, it was taken to the extreme because I struck a nerve. In fact, I was one of the people who mocked Geraldo for saying that the ‘hoodies’ were at fault. Yes, there were many killings before the ‘70’s that contributed to the ‘me-first’ culture.

However, any book and movie that glorifies KILLING is not what our children should be FORCED to read. Don’t you get that, (EX-FRIEND)? I’m glad you are out of here because you truly need to learn how things work and don’t assume that the things I say don’t have the facts to back them up. ~Your former FB friend, Dean.

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When your back is against the wall and there looks like there is no way out, trust in God and let your burdens go. I say this all of the time and today it happened before my very eyes. Something that seemed impossible to resolve in the morning was solved by the end of the day. When I was overwhelmed with no possibilities this morning and it was getting worse by the minute, I shut everything off and entered my inner sanctum of peace with the Divine. I released the perceptions of not being able to solve these problems, felt them leaving my being and completely trusted in God to manifest a solution that is best for all.

I went about my day after meditation and gave no more attention to the thoughts of negativity pounding in my head. I discharged them and simply said, “It is in your hands. You know what to do and I trust you to do what is best for all.” Within hours I received a call out of nowhere that solved the problem and then some. I received more than I asked for and immediately gave thanks for it. I stopped, took a moment to reflect and gave thanks to the Divine for living in grace.

The Divine IS the Creator of the entire omniverse and there is NOTHING that is beyond the Divine’s power to implement solutions in Divine order. I witnessed that today and I’m sharing this with you for you to know that the Divine is there for you just as the Divine was there for me today.

Stop listening to the chaotic small voice of the ego telling you that there is no way out. There is always a way out of a problem when you listen to the still small voice of God and trust in the Divine completely. My experience in the past has shown me that I have to trust God until the 59th second of the 59th minute of the 11th hour for Divine order to manifest.

It requires faith in knowing that God is there to protect you from harm and can do a much better job at it than your ego. Your ego will fight and resist what it perceives is against you and will create more problems than it will alleviate. It is when you trust in the Divine completely that miracles happen. Doors open that were once locked; pathways are revealed that were once obscured; and relationships that were not known become apparent.

Have faith in what you cannot see and trust in what you do not know. Do not waiver in your faith or your trust in the Divine and the best for all will appear before your very eyes. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


Before a good musician begins to interact with other musicians they seek to ‘get on the same page’ with others by tuning up their instruments so that there can be congruency and perfect harmony. By making the time to ‘set the tone’ for their performances, they ensure that if their performance is flawless, that all the listeners, including them, will be blessed with sounds that are ‘in tune’ and harmonious.

The unfolding of your Divine purpose in Divine order is the ‘one song’, or ‘uni-verse’ that you create each and every day of your life. By starting your day with the following steps, you will daily remind yourself of the greater good in the scheme of all things and minimize any selfish desires that don’t integrate into the ‘whole’ of life. These steps show us how to set the tone for our day and purge ourselves of selfish tendencies:

Alignment - Each and every day I align myself with my Divine purpose in Divine order and carry out Divine will into my world by loving and respecting myself and others no matter what circumstances arise.
Interaction - When interacting with others I speak the truth and relay the facts no matter how I feel at the moment in order to edify all of humankind.

Guidance - I act on the guidance of the Most High by doing what I know is right and decent, assisting others in finding their light and being kind and loving to all.
Sharing - I daily share Divine love for myself and others by making my well-being a priority and sharing my talents and abilities to those in need.

Maintaining - I take full responsibility for my actions and maintain truth and honesty in all of my endeavors, communications and expressions.

Alignment allows us to clearly see where we are in relation to where we want to be. If our goal is obscure by our beliefs, disillusionment or lack of conviction, we need to align ourselves with whom and what we truly are. Being clear on our Divine purpose allows us to see opportunities to appropriately act in Divine order.

Interaction is something that most of us experience every day. Whether we experience real or virtual people, we are interacting with their words, actions and behaviors. They have an effect upon whom and what we are and it is our choice to allow that effect to alter us or not. Our feelings react to these interactions but our subsequent thoughts as a result of our interactions need to be proactive and based on the truth of what is revealed in order to positively contribute to the mutual growth and expansion of all.

Guidance is either what our lower ego self tells us we ‘must’ do or what our higher ‘spiritual’ self reveals. Our ego ‘guides’ us based on the securing of our self-survival at all costs and our inner Spirit of God guides us into securing what is the best for all concerned. Spiritual guidance promotes sharing love and providing assistance to all of those in need whereas egotistical guidance ALWAYS promotes ‘what’s in it for me’.

Sharing is the process of action that allows us to contribute to the well-being of others, and ultimately ourselves. It is taking what we have been blessed with (our talents and abilities) and using it to better the circumstances for all of us. It is stepping out into the world and giving of ourselves to grow and expand the conditions and happiness for all of us.

Maintaining is recognizing what works and what doesn’t, discharging what doesn’t work and utilizing what does work. It is being responsible for your actions and making the steps necessary to continue the flow of good to all. It requires being able to clearly see the truth, being honest about the results of everyone’s actions and communicating this unfettered by the ego’s desire to embellish what has happened and put itself in a favorable light. It is a consistency between understanding your Divine purpose and how you express that purpose in Divine order and in accordance with Divine will.

By aligning yourself with your Divine purpose in Divine order you become more in tune with your interactions in your environment, By listening to the inner guidance of the Divine you will encounter more and more opportunities to share your blessings with others and it will ultimately allow you to understand how to maintain an ongoing state of inner happiness each and every day of your life. Be true to whom and what you are and all that you Divinely desire will be added unto, pressed down and running over in universal abundance. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.


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When we relay an accurate account or story of what we have observed about an event, situation, circumstance, occurrence or a person’s behavior we must strive to be truthful in exactly what happened without embellishing what we have experienced. Every aspect that we experience from our account of what has happened must contain verifiable events that have occurred in order to maintain a state of consistent truth. Individually perceived truth is suspect because it can be tainted by ego’s agenda in bending and twisting the truth to maintain its agenda of self survival.

Physically perceived ‘truth’ is our perception of events by our senses as they occurred in that moment that we observed them. Emotional perceptions of the truth are reactions to those events that cause us to enter an immediate state of ‘fight or flight; we either run away from them or move toward them. Mentally perceived truth allows us to logically analyze those events in order proact an outcome that is beneficial for ourselves and /or others. Spiritually perceived truth aligns itself with the collective manifestation of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance for all instead of the selfish manifestations of the ego. The problem is that what occurred at the time of the event you have experienced no longer exists and if there is no method available that has recorded or ‘frozen time’ to verify what has occurred it is then subject to your ‘perceptions’ and hasn’t a ‘non-biased’ observer to verify your perceptions.

We all have skewed observed facts to meet what we ‘believe’ is the truth and any one that tried to convince you otherwise is a LIAR and is out to manifest a personal and selfish agenda! That’s why eyewitness testimony is the most unreliable evidence used to accurately verify events that have been experienced. How do we then truly know what has happened? We sink down deep from the clouds of obscurity each and every day to remove our spirits from the external noise and chaos by making the time to meditate in communion with the Divine. Letting go of our external perceptions, emotional reactions and mental thoughts in silence and stillness affords us the peace of the inner spiritual realm. It is here where we experience clarity and focus, an inner perception of complete understanding and states of joy and agape. It is a daily welcome respite from the events and agendas of the chaotic external world. It is here where we can commune with the Creator of all perceived existence and know the truth that is beyond ALL observation.

When we receive inner Divine corroboration it too must meet the test of validity in order to be trusted. How do we know it is the truth? If it contributes to the growth and expansion of all and is not limited by any self-survival aspect of the truth it is from the Divine. Trusting in the Divine initiates the spiritual response of a complete understanding of the truth in what you have observed. We should trust our inner perception and not worry about what we emotionally feel ‘might’ happen. In reference to reacting to what happens as a result of your perceptions and ‘worrying’ about what they mean, Jesus had something to say in regards to this in the Sermon on the Mount. He said,

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  "Therefore do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?' or "What shall we drink?' or "What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 25-34).

Be honest in what you observe and do not worry about whether or not how it will affect yourself and others. It is what it is and trust enough in the Divine to see it through to its natural end in Divine order. Jesus told us what to do when he said, “Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48).

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