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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016

KEEP GIVING THEM LOVE

In exchange for my love they regarded me with malice, and I have been praying for them.” ~David, Psalm 109:4 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)).

What do you do when you share love with others and they respond negatively to you? Do you emulate their behavior or do you keep giving them love? Do you try to understand why they return your love with hate or do you simply dismiss their reaction as aberrance? Anytime you share your heart with another you are making your heart vulnerable. It is placing ‘what you feel’ about others out on the table and their reaction to it can go either way. When you feel that they aren’t reciprocating the way you believe they should you are ‘expecting’ them to respond favorably to you.

The only expectation you should have about sharing love with another is that it will bless them and you at the same time; not that they need to reciprocate in how you ‘feel’ they should. This is where many misinterpret the term ‘expectations’. Expectations are the results that we look forward to or regard as likely to happen. They are the anticipation of events, situation, occurrences, circumstances and the behaviors of others to play out in our favor. We look for certain results because we ‘believe’ they are reasonable and just for the behaviors we have expressed.

When our experiences don’t result in an alignment with our expectations we can become hurt, depressed or dejected. We are subtly teaching ourselves that when we ‘expect’ we get hurt. This is HOGWASH! When we expect others to ‘reciprocate’ what we ‘think’ they should, this is what is wrong; not expecting in of and as itself. Giving of yourself while expecting others to give back to you is not truly giving; true giving is giving freely WITHOUT any expectation.

However, giving yourself to the manifestation of co-creating the expression of your Divine purpose in Divine order without ‘expecting’ it to happen is NOT trusting in the Divine! It is ‘believing’ and NOT ‘trusting’. Trusting requires the discharge of any and all beliefs that ‘prop you up’ and simply letting go in faith ‘expecting’ the best to happen for all concerned. It is, in essence, freeing yourself from ‘how’ things will be created and allowing you to live in Divine trust.

If others return your kindness with derision, hatred and anger it is not because you co-created those reactions; it is because you ‘believed’ that you were ‘better’ than others for operating in kindness. The ego constantly tried to ‘fool’ us into believing that ‘righteousness’ is the key to being treated fairly. It is NOT! Trusting in the Divine is the key to the unfolding of your Divine purpose in Divine order; NOT the ego’s incessant search for ‘glory’. When you pray for others to ‘experience’ the peace, joy and understanding that you have experienced with the Divine you have planted a seed within your own heart for forgiveness. Forgiveness in that you KNOW that they are ultimately NOT their behavior and that you are blessed in letting it all go.

Seek not the recognition of others for your behaviors; seek to allow the Divine to share love through you to effect positive change for everyone. Just as those who pray in public have their reward from the acknowledgment of people, being alone and allowing the Divine to work through you rewards you with inner peace, joy, understanding and love. Pray for all of us to be released from the veil of the ego’s demands to be in control, to dominate the behaviors of others and to manipulate its personal agendas on everyone else. This way, your energy is being focused on the source of the problem and NOT the results of the problem. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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REVEALING DIVINE TRUTH

Removing the veil of the ego reveals Divine truth. One must first observe, realize and experience that there is a veil filtering their experiences and that their subsequent emotions are favoring their survival at all costs.

Clarity of purpose only comes when one sees their truth clearly; unfettered by the filtering of the veil of the ego. How do we remove the veil? By praying for guidance, meditating to receive guidance and taking that guidance into the world in divine service to all.

As we practice prayer, meditation and service we gradually lower the veil and eventually remove it in order to balance our egos with the Divine Infinite Spirit.

Once this ongoing balance is attained we come to the realization that our vision is not predicated by our sight; it comes from the peace and inner truth in our hearts. Be ye therefore perfect. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ROGER

LYING TO YOURSELF

Anytime you try to be something you know that you aren’t, you are lying to yourself. Now, why would anyone in their right mind lie to themselves? What is the advantage anyone would gain by lying to themselves? Or others for that matter? When you bear false witness you are saying to the Divine, “I don’t like the way you manifested this (or that).” It is ultimately saying, what you have allowed to be expressed is contrary to what I want to believe and experience.

Excuse me? Who died and left YOU boss? Your arrogance toward your Creator damages who and what you are. It is basically telling the Divine, “I can’t trust you!” Who do you think you are anyway? Greater than God? Your ego will always tell you that what you ‘feel’ is right for you is more important than what God KNOWS is right for you. Will you continue to listen to your ego lying to you about how it’s more important than the Divine? Or will you tell it that no matter what it tells you that you know God is your source and that all that you need, want, desire and expect to happen will come to you in Divine order WITHOUT the unnecessary worries of the ego?

Will you tell it that its vision of lack and limitation is an illusion and the bounty of Divine abundance is at your fingertips every day? Will you tell it that no matter what it says to ensure your survival that you completely trust in the Divine to guide you and protect you? Stand on the guidance of the Divine and KNOW that you are a divine being with a Divine purpose and that you are living your life in the flow of Divine order. Greet each day with gratitude, purpose and commitment to being the best you can be. God will take care of the rest! ~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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THE NEW PARADIGM

The New Paradigm of moving form surviving into thriving is clear: The peoples of our world need to build on our differences and create societies that encourage the individual and collective growth and expansion of everyone instead of debilitating it.

Only then will we strive to be the best we can be in an atmosphere of support and encouragement and not derision and fear.

It is in changing the mindset and heartset that are resources are limited into the recognition of the truth that they are abundant and unlimited! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ARE YOU BEING BLOCKED

When you come to a blockage on your path you have several choices. You can turn around and go back, run into it head on and either bounce backward or crash through it, climb or jump over it, dig under it or find a way to go around it. It is there for a reason; to make you think and feel your sense of purpose and make a decision as to whether you should continue forward to manifest that purpose or retreat and regroup your thoughts and feelings about your purpose.

It has nothing to do with whether you ‘believe’ or not in the manifestation of your purpose but whether or not you ‘trust’ in the Divine to guide you through the perceived blockage. Our perceptions give us snapshots of reality in order for us to sort out their meanings to us in regard to our self-survival. Is it worth it to go past the blockage? Will we get hurt or frustrated? Is it safer to turn around and go back? Are we meant to get this far to realize that we’re on the wrong path? Or do we have enough faith to completely trust in the Divine to get us past the blockage in ways we might not have even considered?

Anything that is worth something to our growth and expansion requires that we trust enough to go beyond any and all perceived blockages. It is not meant to be hard or easy; that is our subsequent ‘perception’ of it. It is meant to develop a character of Divine trust through the faith in the fact that we have been blessed with Divine gifts that are seeds within us; seeds that are meant to grow with the watering of faith in the fertile soil of Divine trust.

Be a farmer of truth and know that when you activate those seeds they will grow by you trusting in the Divine completely. Anything else than complete trust will create blockages for you until you learn that lesson! Shelve the yearnings of the ego and follow the desires of the Divine. Your trip will be eventful and any and all blockages will be surpassed through you knowing that Divine trust will bring you to your destination unharmed, unfettered and completely fulfilled. Be that which grows and expands into complete fulfillment and unfolding of Divine purpose! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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Surrender that which binds you to selfishness and you will be free to explore the depths of your divinity within and come to know Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

At the moment you embrace Divine love you are healed of your perception of separation from God. You begin to understand that you are eternal, that you are loved and that you are love. You know just whom and what you are; a spirit having a physical experience in order to share Divine love. Be grateful for that and be thankful that you are love. Take that blessing and make it your own. Be ye therefore perfect. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You are a precious gem; a diamond in the rough. Your choices are like the grinding wheel that polishes the stone to reveal its beauty for all to see. Everyday make the choices that unfold your Divine purpose in Divine order and you will be sharing your inner beauty of Divine love with all. Radiate truth, joy, understanding and love and you will continually be blessed with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance now and evermore. You are precious; NEVER forget that! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Love the Divine within you more than anything else and what you were created to be will unfold perfectly without any struggle, hardship or pain. For in embracing your inner divinity you align yourself with Divine order and you will manifest your Divine purpose just when the time is right for all concerned. Trust in the Divine by developing your faith in whom and what you were created to be every day of your life. It is the path to complete fulfillment more than anything you or anyone else may do. Know and love your Divine source and all will be added unto you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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SIN?

Sin is a contrivance established and promoted by the Catholic Church to become the middle men between God and humankind.

If you feel guilty for the 'sins' you committed it makes their very existence necessary for them to 'absolve' you of your supposed sins. You are a perfect child of the Most High God who has blessed you with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance.

You were created to live in peace, understanding, joy and love. Anyone who tells you otherwise is living in 'sin'; which is living in separation from God by your own CHOICE!

If sin is what goes against God, then why would anyone not be the beautiful and perfect being they were created to be? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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The “Be” series:

Be the Divine in ACTION!

Be the Divine in LOVE!

Be the Divine in FRIENDSHIP!

Be the Divine in UNDERSTANDING!

Be the Divine in PEACE!

Be the Divine in JOY!

Be the Divine in HEALTH!

Be the Divine in WEALTH!

Be the Divine in PROSPERITY!

Be the Divine in ABUNDANCE!

Be the Arms of the Divine. Reach out and help those in need.

Be the Hands of the Divine. Grasp the hands of opportunity.

Be the Legs of the Divine. Walk boldly in faith and live in Divine trust.

Be the Lips of the Divine. Speak life into all whom you meet.

Be the Eyes of the Divine. See from the mountaintop all of the possibilities
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Be the Ears of the Divine. Hear the voices of the children crying out for guidance.

Be the Nose of the Divine. Smell the fear of your children and comfort their souls.

Be the Tongue of the Divine. Taste the nectar of Divine love and be healed.

Be the Skin of the Divine. Feel the touch of Divine love and live in complete joy.
Be the perfection you were created to be!

Be the best you were created to be!

Be the best you can be by letting go of who and what you believe you are knowing that Divine love will guide you into becoming who and what you were created to be.

 

 

Welcome to our new Sunday Morning Service by Dr. Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Every week Dr. Dean will be engaging subjects that are pertinent to your growth and expansion into recognition of; respect to; and communication with your inner spirit.

Please feel free to comment or suggest topics for review. May the Divine always bless you and your families! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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"FLUSH YOUR CACHE"
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"SELFISH OR SELFLESS?"
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"LIVING IN YOUR FEELINGS"
"THE JOURNEY WITHIN"

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"WHAT ARE FALSE EQUIVALENCIES?"
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"HUMAN ASSETS AND NOT HUMAN RESOURCES"
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"EXERCISING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS"
Sunday, September 4th, 2016

"FACTS AND OPINIONS"
Sunday, September 11th, 2016

"DOES GOD EXIST?"
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"REALIZATION"
"ASPECTS OF A SPIRITUAL LIFE"
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"ALTERING YOUR PERSPECTIVE" Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

 

RANDOM QUOTES

Recognize Authority Then Question It!

Don’t believe everything you hear. It might be what someone wants you to believe!

If you feel something isn’t right, there’s a reason. Follow your inner voice.

If it appears too good to be true, it is!

What appears correct often isn’t when the veil of charisma is lifted.

What you believe doesn’t matter; what you KNOW does!

If what you feel matches what you think then do something about it!

What you expect to happen will happen when you let go of how it will happen.

Your inner desires are your seeds of greatness. Water them with faith and watch them grow in Divine trust.

For every time you’ve been told, “No, you could never do this!” remember; what you see and do are beyond anyone’s appraisal of your abilities.

How will you live today? Will you be who you are or what someone else thinks you are?
Just when you give up you have a choice; forget about it or allow it to be.

Where you are is a result of what choices you have made. Isn’t it time to make better choices?

Are you living your dreams? If you aren’t stop believing you won’t and if you are stop believing you will. Live in the present by reframing your past to design your future.

How many times have you tried to do what you know you should do and it didn’t work? Stop trying to do it and allow it to be. How it happens is not as important as it happening.

Do you love who you are? If you don’t then let go of who and what you believe you are and if you do then be whom and what you were created to be!

When you love yourself you are accepting the beauty that the Divine created and you are living in Divine joy!

Who you are is a result of what you have accepted and believed about yourself. Don’t you think it’s about time you let all of that go and trust in the Divine to bless you with an understanding of just who you really are?
Pain is the fuel for change; without it, why would anyone ever want to become any better than what they are? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

 

WHAT YOU WERE
CREATED TO DO

Sixty-two years ago I entered this world and came to know what life is during the course of my ‘growing up’. I was very blessed to have hard-working middle-class parents who valued work, family and self-sufficiency. My mother was firm and loving. My father was brilliant and tenacious. My sister is friendly and loves animals and kids. My eldest brother, who is now deceased, used to come and take me flying kites. My next eldest brother did so much with his life while expressing his creativity; he was a police officer, a pilot, an interior decorator, TV show host and contractor. I was very blessed to have a family that supported my creative efforts.

I moved to Los Angeles in my early 20’s and again was blessed by working with such Motown greats as Antonio Newton, Marvin Gaye, The Coasters, The Platters and The Drifters. I enjoyed performing as a keyboardist with Iron Butterfly and Wild Cherry as well as working radio promotion for Frank Zappa. The Divine has blessed me time and time again with multitudinous opportunities to work with some of the best in the music industry. I have engineered many recording sessions for producers like Kim Fowley and Frankie Gaye. I have produced many albums over the course of my career and now I am a writer.

I released my latest book, Spiritual Growth: Articles of Expectation in 2011 and over 17 eBooks since then. I love what I do and every day I reach out to many friends on Facebook all over the world. I have led such a blessed life with many ups and downs. I have been threatened, beaten and verbally abused by those who could not handle the truth. Yet every day I wake up with immense thanks and gratitude to the Divine for an eventful life. After two marriages, six children and 10 grandchildren, I have finally found the woman of my dreams and we are now married.

The Divine has blessed my life many, many times. It’s all in how you look at things and which feelings you choose to live from and allow their blessings to unfold. Every day I start my day with writing what I observe and feel about what is going on around me. It is so fulfilling to be blessed with the opportunity to serve others. My Divine purpose has been unfolding my whole life just as yours has; you only have to see it unfolding and feel what it has done to edify your life. Be blessed in knowing that the Divine is always there guiding and directing you to fulfill your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Don’t allow the opinions of others to dampen your spirit. Be tenacious in identifying with your spirit. It is who and what you truly are and no one else has the right or ability to influence your reality unless you allow them to. You are the enlightenment just like the Buddha said. Your realizations of your spirit are your connection to the truth in life. Don’t ever allow anyone to dampen your spirit. It has been the guiding factor in my life and it can be in yours as well.

Because I feel this way I have been attacked by many as being egotistical, insane, obviously drugged, outlandish, selfish, inconsiderate, psychotic, sociopathic and blasphemous. As I hear these accusations of my character I consider the source of these accusations as others lashing out at me because I have stepped on their precious belief systems that offer them their security in being mediocre. What they call me doesn’t matter; what truly matters is that I have reached out and shared what the Divine has given me. I have fulfilled my Divine purpose in Divine order and I am at peace with that.

I sincerely appreciate and give thanks to all of those who have reached out to me and it touches my heart deeply to know that I have reached so many on the Internet. I am so blessed by each one of you and your support. May God bless you now and ever more! May you and your families live in the bounty of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance each and every day of your lives. May you experience beauty, peace, joy and love as a result. You are the Divine in action. Be ye therefore perfect; as your Father in Heaven is perfect. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WHAT GIVES?

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The Pledge of Allegiance to the planet Earth: "I pledge allegiance to the planet Earth of the Sol solar system in the Milky Way galaxy, and to its expression of life for which it stands, one planet in union with the Divine, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Divine: “I pledge allegiance to the Divine Infinite Spirit within, and to the Divine love that the Divine expresses into all of life, one People expressing Divine love, indivisible in Divine Oneness, with peace, understanding, joy and Divine love for all!” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WHY DO WE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

I remember from my days in elementary school that we started our day pledging allegiance to our flag. We didn’t know what it meant but had to do it anyway. Each and every day we recited these words without meaning until they became a part of whom and what we are. Some took it to heart and others just said it by rote.

But what does it truly mean? Is it necessary to vocally pledge our loyalty to our country? What good are the words if we don’t know their meaning and we don’t even care why we are saying it? Besides, it isn’t the flag we are pledging allegiance to, it is what it represents.

Following is The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Are we truly a United States? Hardly. Are we a Republic? Definitely. Are we one nation under God? Whose God? The Christian God? Are we indivisible? Ask the secessionists. Do we have liberty and justice for all? Or just the lily white land owners?

The Bill of Rights protects us from being ‘forcibly’ told to comply with ANY nationalistic agenda. When it was originally written it only applied to white male land owners; not African Americans and women! It was a way of ensuring their dominion over anyone else.

Forcing students to say the Pledge of Allegiance is violating our individual rights that we all now claim in the Bill of Rights. There's nothing wrong with 'offering' students the CHOICE to say TPOA. Forcing this upon them violates the very Bill of Rights that prevents this kind of nationalistic HORSEPATTOEY!

In regard to the nationalistic push of the Right against the patriotism of the Left, one of my Facebook readers made this statement: “The Right may remain ignorant, but it is the Left which appears blind.” Appearances are deceptive; since when does respecting others and helping out your neighbor to assert their Constitutional rights become a left-right issue?


When we all pledge allegiance to the Spirit of God within each and every one of us, our world will become the Kingdom of God here on the Earth. Perhaps we should rewrite The Pledge of Allegiance to include EVERYONE on this planet and live according to its principles?

Following is a rewrite that seems more appropriate than a nationalistic agenda: “I pledge allegiance to the Divine Infinite Spirit within, and to the Divine love that the Divine expresses into all of life, one People expressing Divine love, indivisible in Divine Oneness, with peace, understanding, joy and Divine love for all!” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

EXERCISE TIPS

Please visit our featured fitness teacher on the Spirituality Guidance Channel. Our teacher, Roseanne Colonna Venturino, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor/Figure/Bikini/Model Divisions Competitor and Writer has agreed to allow us to feature her Easy Access Exercise Tips on the channel.

We are so excited to welcome Roseanne as the goal of all of our participants are to balance mind, body and spirit into a working whole that blesses our world with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance.

Periodically, Roseanne will be sharing her powerful tips to get in shape at home without having to buy a membership at a gym. Roseanne says, “Live Strong! Express yourself and remember: Only you can give yourself permission to feel inferior.

We need to find enough inner strength to determine our own self worth and not be dependent on another's judgment of our accomplishments.” Roseanne understands the average person’s busy day and offers ways to get in that necessary exercise to maintain a state of ongoing health.

Following, are Roseanne’s goals in exercise: “My goal is to reach out to those who have lost hope and need to find a sense of belief in themselves. I believe we all can achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle and feel good about ourselves. A happy mind starts with a healthy body. I believe that all things are possible. I believe that in order to attain anything you must never give up nor give in. The inner strength that we gain from life's struggles becomes our source of power for achieving a wonderful life. I believe that experience is our greatest teacher and that we should look toward the future with knowledge you've gained from the past. Never be afraid to be who you are and learn not to judge others until you've walked in their shoes.”

Roseanne is living proof that we can be the best we can be and dedicate our lives to maintaining our health. Please visit the Spirituality Guidance Channel and click the link “Featured Teacher” or go to the “Teachers” button and click on Roseanne Colonna Venturino. Be prepared to make simple and easy steps to getting in shape and maintaining it. Thank you, Roseanne, for bringing value to our channel! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

PERCEIVING COPIES

What you keep telling yourself is what you believe will happen based on your external perceptions of your environment and your internal conclusions of those perceptions. Those perceptions are copies of reality and NOT reality. A copy looks, feels and ‘represents’ your reality but it is NOT your reality. Your reality is what you do AFTER you either react to or proact from your feelings about your perceptions. In other words, what is real to you is secondary.

What is truly real is your understanding that you are NOT your beliefs, reactions or proactions. What you are is greater than any ‘copy’ of what you are. Your spirit is an original, vibrant and life expressing force that cannot and will not EVER die! It is eternal and has chosen to experience ‘mortality’ in order to further its expression of Divine love. Be the perfect creation you are and NEVER settle for a mere copy of who you are or ‘might’ be.

Stand your ground by knowing that what is under your feet is the starting point to realize what’s above your head; infinite possibilities with finite conclusions that only come from living in the ‘real’ world and not the replicated one in your mind. Just because you experience something doesn’t mean it wouldn’t have occurred without your presence. Your consciousness of its occurrence was meant to effect reactions and proactions from you that resulted in you making effective or ineffective choices on how to proceed.

Choices come from your internal perceptions that have been filtered through your belief system. If you possess any erroneous beliefs that alter reality, then you are NOT operating from the truth; you are operating from what you WANT the truth to be and NOT what it actually is! Effectively choosing the correct course of action requires facts, clarity of purpose and a dogged determination to do what is right for you AND others.

The expression of Divine love is life and movement and the impression of its purpose is timelessness and stillness. Understanding just who and what you are in the grand scheme of things only comes when you ask for it, seek it and knock on the doors where it resides. Pray, meditate and serve humankind with your talents, skills and abilities in order to express your Divine purpose in Divine order. THAT is originality and NEVER a copy! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ATTACKING ONE'S CHARACTER

An Ad Hominem attack is only valid when a person is using opinion and or circular logic in an argument. When facts cannot be substantiated or are outright ignored to enforce one's opinion on an issue, an Ad hominem attack is justified because when the facts are ignored the issue at hand is not as important as the perpetrator's ego and their expression of being proven right. A valid argument is based on verifiable facts and ignoring those facts in order to win an argument by anyone changes the outcome of the argument because the importances of the issues and/or premises are subjugated to the ego of the perpetrator.

As long as the Ad hominem attack is not abusive or circumstantial, it can identify the weakness of the perpetrator’s argument. However, if the perpetrator relents and dismisses their egotistical agenda and comes back to the issues and facts of the initial argument, then, and only then, can the argument reflect experience and not opinion. For example, many political pundits attack an opponent based on partial truths that can be spun into a ‘possibility’ of them acting a certain way in the future. This is nothing more than sheer speculation based on converting possibilities in probabilities associated with past behaviors. There is no certainty here, just speculation.

However, if the proponent is charismatic enough, the sheer emotional energy exuded can influence people to ignore the facts and the truth about the facts long enough to convince them of their veracity. This is when the character of a person should be called into question. If their motivations are self-serving and designed to foment doubt, worry and fear into others, then they are not honest and possess a major character flaw that NEEDS to be identified. Logic is not the sole progenitor of truth. Intuition must be juxtaposed with logic in order to arrive at a viable conclusion concerning the facts. Logic identifies what is readily apparent and intuition identifies what is not readily apparent.

Use both systems to identify and validate the truth. Generally speaking it is never good to attack the messenger of an issue or a fact; however, when their facts have progressed into opinions that skew the initial facts, making them aware of it can only come from identifying their perceived attempt to control the argument. Some things cannot be proven by logic and should be debated in the realm of individual understanding and not collective reason. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHAT WE ARE!

The most intriguing question we can ever ask is the question about exactly what we are. Some say we are nothing more than bags of chemicals and water that came from supernovas; and that’s it! Some say that we are divine spirits that have come to live in these bodies to experience emotions. Others say that we just animals that think we are more than animals and come to learn that we are nothing more than animals. Whatever we believe that we are is not necessarily what we truly are. It is what we believe we are.

Beliefs are nothing more than repeated thoughts that we accept as true. We repeat them so often that they become incorporated into our belief systems that reside in our subconscious minds. When subjected to fight or flight scenarios we react more with what we have programmed we believe than what is actually happening. This is part of our inherent self-survival mechanism that is chemically triggered in our reptilian brain.

However, our intelligence can change these reactions into proactions by planning out what to do when negative scenarios unfold. Instead of reacting to what appears to be harmful, we can train ourselves to be proactive. Being proactive means “serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation, especially a negative or difficult one; anticipatory: [dictionary.com].”

By learning what doesn’t work, we can reprogram ourselves to do what does work by simply making a plan and implementing it! Here we are; an amalgam of all of our thoughts, ideas, feelings, beliefs, actions and behaviors. We are broadcasting all of whom and what we are into your environment and co-creating just what we are right now. Where are we? Do we trust in the still small voice of the Divine completely every day? Or are we trusting in that chaotic large voice of our egos steering us to be selfish, self-centered and rigid in our beliefs?

In the flexibility of spirit flows Divine truth and manifests every expression of life as thriving in Divine love. In the posturing of the ego we are treading water; surviving and not moving in a direction. We might think we are, but all positive fulfillments of our Divine purposes never comes from selfishness but in giving the very thing we desire the most to others lovingly.

By broadcasting Divine love continually and aligning ourselves with the blessings of Divine love, we will be manifesting our Divine purposes in Divine order. Otherwise, we will always be a victim to the expression of natural order from the very vibration we are actively broadcasting. When we change our broadcasting channel and live from faith and not from fear, we are living in Divine truth. We are worth it! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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SOME OBSERVATIONS

Science is a way of looking at things through observation, collation and developing logical conclusions. Intent and expectation utilize the immeasurable and unseen to affect what is measurable and seen. Healing comes from desire through expectation into manifestation. Science is a methodology to assist in this process and not always a requirement to manifest healing. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Ego looks out only for itself and NOT others. This was the message of Christ. My work ethic has nothing to do with some idiot’s lack of understanding that in helping your brother and sister it edifies you and NEVER diminishes you. Spreading the wealth has more to do with love than money and anyone who thinks otherwise lacks divine understanding. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Just as heat and light are the life-giving twins of the Sun, love and truth are the life-giving twins of the heart. They must never be separated. The quickest way to separate the twins is load truth down with dogma, by which love is driven out by disputation. ~Bobby Hinkle

What seeds we have planted in the hearts of others are sometimes forgotten by us. It is the Divine who nurtures their presence and activates their destiny when we need it the most. As the Divine works through us it is not ours to question, but ours to allow. We affect more than we realize and should always allow the ever present Spirit of God to work through us for the greater good of all. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A PROCESS

Thinking is the process by which we evaluate our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, actions and behaviors from our inner experience of the perceived dualistic reality. Thinking is the process by which we observe the perceived dualistic reality.

Then, we either react to or proact from events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behavior of others with our emotional belief systems. In a crisis, our brains immediately emotionally react to our internal or external experiences.

In a state of regular and ongoing peace, our brains proact from internal or external experiences and co-create the experiences we desire to live.

Before you react to what anyone says or does think about what your behaviors will result in and whether or not they will be encouraging others or putting them in their place.

Be diligent in how you respond by THINKING things through. It would be to everyone’s advantage that way. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A BLESSING FROM A FRIEND

You are always a luminous source of inspiration and blessings to all of us with your unfathomed insight and wisdom, an invaluable participation to the Divine Cause. May Almighty God grant you magnificent grace, wisdom, ways and means to enlighten the humanity. Wish you a Very Very Happy Birthday. Om Shanti! ~Subodh Kumar Misra

MORE SAYINGS

What, in fact, we are 'becoming', is being aware of what we truly are already; spiritual beings having a physical experience! When we open up to this we start to see the underpinnings of reality and how we are truly the potters that shape our realities with the thoughts and feelings we hold as true. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

God has given us the tools to co-create our reality and the free will to pursue love and unity instead of selfishness and separation. It is each one of our choices each and every day that determine whether or not we contribute to the mutual growth and expansion of all. It all comes down to 'me' or 'we'. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you AVOID what either directly or indirectly affects the quality of your life you are living by the ego's selfish agenda that it alone has the power to choose what it can participate in and what it can ignore. It is a fool's errand to avoid or ignore that which affects you in any way because if it is in your awareness, it is there for a Divine purpose. Ignoring the Divine purpose of your awareness is tantamount to ignoring Divine love. Our choices involve what we do with our awareness; not how we filter them. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Blessed be the ones who light the path of individual awareness; for they will be blessed with unspeakable Divine joy. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You only get out of life what you put into it. If your output is half-assed, your input will be as well. Allow the best to be and you will be the best. Otherwise, the state of mediocrity will beckon you back into your comfort zone where one thing is for sure; you will never become what you were created to be! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Speak the truth and don't waste your time on espousing the opinions of those with selfish agendas. Do yourself a favor and be honest with everyone. No one is out to get you except your fear telling you that there is. Trust in the Divine completely and allow Divine love to guide you to complete and utter fulfillment; right now...in this moment. It is your choice and yours alone. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Be who you are no matter what. It is your gift to the world and it is giving thanks to the Divine for creating you as you are. It is living in the truth and it is being Divine love. Never forget that no matter what anyone else says. It is your key to fulfillment and the peace in your soul. God bless you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

For in the abashment comes reflection, and from reflection comes the heart of the Divine. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The path to self-discovery isn't always apparent at the time you are traversing it. I thank God for the fact when anyone recognizes that the door opens inward. Inner peace is the shared experience with the Divine within. No one has ever been able to effectively describe it, box it and market it. It is an individual experience within your heart and a collective experience when you share Divine love with all of life. Take the journey inward to self-discovery and eternal peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

He who is without brains casts the first aspersions. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

There is nothing wrong with judgment. It is only when we judge others without knowing what they have been through that we become susceptible to being judged by others. We could not survive in this world without sound judgment. It is a gift, not aberrance. Use it wisely. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You are God’s gift to the world. Be the best you can be by trusting completely in the Divine to manifest your Divine purpose in Divine order. Nothing else is required. If you trust, you will be guided. If you doubt, you will be misguided by your ego. Too simple? Well, then, start realizing that Divine order doesn’t require your acceptance or rejection of experience. It requires your trust in the best for all concerned. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Those who step boldly into their future grow every day in completely trusting the Divine; it is the bounty of abundance that supports their spirit, lightens their loads and lights their paths. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The purpose of Divine love is to channel it freely; attempting to hold onto it defeats its purpose and diminishes one's awareness. Ego lives for what it can acquire while spirit lives for what it can share. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

YOU THINK

How do you know what’s going on around you? You THINK!

How do you know what’s going on inside of you? You THINK!

How do you know what could possibly happen? You THINK!

How do you know what probably will happen? You THINK!

How do you know whether or not you should worry? You THINK!

How do you know whether or not imagination creates reality? You THINK!

How do you know whether or not someone is telling you the truth? You THINK!

How do you know whether something is factual or not? You THINK!

How do you know what you are feeling is accurate? You THINK!

How do you know when to speak, what to say and how to say it? You THINK!

HOW MUCH?

Do you truly know how much the Divine loves you? Do you know that you are a prized creation? Do you know that all you have to do is ask and you will receive? Do you know that you have to seek the peace of the Divine in order to understand what to do next? Do you know that you have to be of service to all of God’s creation in order to be at peace?

If you truly know these things then why do you worry, doubt and fear anything at all? Why do you listen to the ramblings of others instead of Divine guidance? Why do you look outside of yourself for what can only be found within? Why do you undermine your progress by listening to selfishness and greed?

Give all that you have to the Divine and you will be blessed with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance every moment of your life. It’s that simple. Why do you look in the shadows for what can be clearly seen in the light? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.