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TRUTH IS INDEPENDENT
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Sometimes people comment in shrewd ways to incite a response to help them prove a point they are trying to make. If their point is so accurate and truthful, shouldn’t it stand on its own? Isn’t truth independent of conviction? Yet, time after time proponents of certain viewpoints attempt to bait others with their comments into emotionally reacting to say, “See, I told you they were wrong and I was right!”

Are we on a playground or are we adults simply sharing our viewpoints to help us all grow and expand? Or are we here to espouse what we believe over the truth? Each one of us has had our life experiences to teach us what works and doesn’t work for us.

Allowing the experience of others to edify our understanding of situations and circumstances we might not have encountered is OK to embrace, but always temper it with the knowledge that it was tailor-suited for them and NOT you.

It was a reflection of what they had broadcast into the environment and NOT necessarily what you have broadcast. Be discerning and be open to ways that work and be attentive and memorable of what doesn’t work. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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WHAT YOU DON'T SEE

Take a moment and look at one of your fingernails. There are as many atoms in your fingernail as there are stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Your fingernail is a collection of atoms that form molecules and chemical structures that are perceived by you as your fingernail. The glue that holds all of these atoms and molecules together are hidden forces which we don’t perceive.

The reason you are able to read this is because an unseen force known as magnetism is operating according to rules, principles and laws that are observed in the omniverse and harnessed by your computer. From the microcosm to the macrocosm everything is connected by these unseen forces that govern all of existence. Just because we can’t directly sense them doesn’t mean that they are not here.

We observe the aggregate effect of these perceptions and copy images of them into our brains. When we observe repeated events that yield specific results we come to believe that is the way it is. However, when we come to know that our observations are merely reflections of how we affect these unseen energies we soon come to know that our thoughts, feelings, words, actions and behaviors are expressions that co-create our realities.

We always see what we ultimately want to see because it is ultimately a part of us. We are all connected and we all affect our environments as our environments affect us. Knowing this, isn’t it better to give Divine love to all? Isn’t it better to give your best in service to others? Isn’t it better to support life ‘as it is’ instead of what you ‘believe’ it should be?

When we live in this world and try to control, dominate and manipulate others instead of seeking to live in peace together, we either live to get along or end up killing each other; whether figuratively or literally. There is infinitely more going on than we can ever see and observe.

We see the end result of energies and matter and co-create thoughts and feelings that ‘modify’ what we observe and create perceptions that define what we see and their effect on us. These perceptions are copies of reality and NOT reality itself.

Stop trusting others and yourself to decide what is right and wrong with the world. Trust God. Trust the one who has created it all and set up the rules of the game. Be ye therefore perfect! ~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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PROJECTION?

Accurately observing behavior and precisely describing it doesn't mean that you are projecting it to key in on its reflection.

Recognizing aberrance in others and judging behavior as being aberrant means that you are aware of its source and that you identify it as ego.

If ego is projecting aberrance and it affects others, identifying it for what it is does not mean it is a reflection of what is within you.

If it were, you would have projected it and observed its reflection in your behavior, not theirs! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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What is the Spirituality Guidance Channel? SGC is a video portal designed to introduce spiritually inclined individuals to be exposed to spiritual videos, radio, teachers, music, art, books, resources and links from a selected group of teachers and requests from viewers. Each featured coach/teacher will have their own page highlighting any videos, audios, websites or printed material they have produced. This portal will be regularly promoted on the Internet through social networking and targeted marketing channels. Please visit the website at the following address:http://www.spiritualityguidance.com and email me at webproducer@hotmail.com with any suggestions, links or materials. Thank you for your most courteous participation in this project. I welcome your input. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

PROTESTING

Coming into my own individual awareness during the 60’s has left its mark on me; the indelible impression of protesting that which is perceived as aberrant. The lesson from this environmental forging of personal and collective character is centered in seeking the truth above all else.

You can NEVER protest too much when aberrance wields its hand of doom. It takes focus on the blessings of the Divine to understand growth and expansion into the expression of collective consciousness. Voices that share the equality, understanding and development of all centered in the spirit of truth within can NEVER be silenced.

Even after their voices have been muted the thoughts and feelings they have awakened will be heard forever in the souls that desire Oneness with the Divine. You cannot squelch the truth; you can hide it, spin it and twist it to the needs of the ego but it will never be silenced.

Seek what is eternal and live in it to be whom and what you were created to be; a child of the Most High and servant to humankind. May you live in Divine blessings eternally! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Those who instruct others not to express their inner emotions are repressing theirs by self-imposed rules of conduct that they deem appropriate in collective interaction. It’s OK and preferable to interact with ‘rules of engagement’ but when someone insists that another repress their obvious anger the result is the creation of more anger. Holding back emotions and repressing their expression is tantamount to clogging up the drain and overflowing the sink.

People NEED to release aberrant emotions and it is OK to help them deal with them; just don’t get in their way when they are releasing them. For example, anger is the aggregate of the feelings of not being treated fairly. It comes from frustration and anxiety (layered emotions) and it bubbles up to the surface quickly and boldly. Never deal with another’s anger by spouting new age platitudes and namby pamby solutions that ‘appear’ OK to you. You are not helping the situation at this point at all! Give the person experiencing anger the room to vent it and be there when they have completely vented to help them attain peace.

Wanting to help another that is experiencing anger is a good thing. However, interjecting what YOU believe that they should do should come AFTER they have discharged their anger. Attempting to interrupt their experience of anger only fuels the fire of anger and can be disturbing to you and others. Give an angry person the space to vent and allow your take on it to be revealed at the appropriate time. This way, the confusion they are experiencing can be discharged naturally and not when you think it should be. Timing is everything in interpersonal interactions.

Be supportive, be kind and be diligent in when you introduce what you perceive as help to another. Stay focused on maintaining peace by allowing the fire to burn down a little instead of dumping gasoline on it. When you truly care about helping someone understand what is making them angry and helping them to develop the skills necessary to discharge it, you will give them the space that they need to discharge it naturally. Just because you understand something and perhaps have ‘mastered’ it doesn’t mean that another wants to hear what you have to say when expressing anger. See the whole picture before putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Peace and Divine timing! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

BEING PRECISE

Lack of being precise in spelling and grammar takes away the profound meaning from any message because it reveals that the writer wasn't attentive enough to use spell check, look it up in a dictionary or contemplate the effectiveness of the words.

If I see a great message with a less than precise presentation it lessens its effect on me as to what the message's content reveals. If a message is important enough to relay to others, be precise in your presentation as well as the content.

Specific results require specific instructions. Ambiguous presentation reveals an inconsiderate approach to effectiveness. Words are symbols whose meanings relay concepts for mutual understanding. Be precise and you will lessen your chances of being misunderstood! ~Dean A. Banks., D.D.

CURVE AHEAD

If you were traveling on a road and saw a sign that said "Curve ahead" you would be able to anticipate what actions you'd need to take. When you traversed over the next rise and saw that the road was straight, wouldn't you feel that you'd been misled?

Signposts along the way only work to reinforce your beliefs about your journey when they relay the truth. If they don’t, you begin to embrace mistrust because you have been misled and anticipate or worry about whether or not what you believe is actually true.

Signposts are external cues to inform you of any possible dangers ahead and your belief in them is what causes you to react to their ‘guidance’ instead of proact from their ‘guidance’.

When you come to the realization that there is no journey at all, you come to know that you are whole and complete where you stand; right here, right now! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

INDIFFERENCE

Indifference is an emotion that has its root in apathy. Apathy is derived from the suppression of passion and concern because of some traumatic emotional event(s) that have built up walls to effective interpersonal engagement. Indifference is a lack of concern due to the acceptance of mediocrity and established comfort. But why would anyone demonstrate a lack of concern about moving forward and realizing their dreams?

Could it be that they have become too comfortable where they are and don’t really care to make the necessary steps to realize their dream? Is it just too much work for them? Apathy is being fully disconnected from Divine love and indifference is a separation from Divine love due to the acceptance and security of mediocrity.

When you believe you are separated from that which moves you and excites you, complacency sets in. Complacency is “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. [dictionary.com].” If one is too complacent, they can learn to hate their situation over time without realizing that they have created it!

From lack of emotion sustained for long periods comes a lashing out against events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behavior of others. It is shifting the blame for NOT acting in a healthy matter over to something or someone because you refuse to admit that you alone have created your experience. Hate is a reaction to not feeling love from someone due to their interactions and the perception that someone else has hurt you. It is not accepting responsibility and passionately desiring to hurt them due to your perception that they have hurt you or ‘could’ hurt you.

Love is more of surrendering yourself to your internal passions of tenderness and devotion to your Creator, another or yourself. Hate is resisting and fighting whereas love is allowing and surrendering. Apathy is not having an emotional stake in one’s perceptions while indifference is any lack of passion for involvement at all. Know where indifference and apathy come from as well as love and hate. See them for what they are and know that in Divine love you are nurtured, whole and perfect. Anything less than that is in the realm of the mind, the ego, your beliefs and your subsequent behaviors and interactions.

Be ye therefore perfect! As some of you well know that what is being taught from of the Bible by some preachers is more of their interpretation of what it says without taking into consideration the many subjective translations, not acknowledging the cultural and geographic idioms and the early church's blatant agenda manifestation. We get an interpreted watered down version of what they 'thought' it meant and NOT what it truly means. Dig deeper and KNOW the truth before believing what some preacher wants you to believe is the truth! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

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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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Lending a hand to another is healing the pain within that you don't know how to let go. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When someone inflicts pain and suffering on another that is darkness and it is wrong! Let's not fool ourselves with platitudes of what is bad and what is good but encourage one another with love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Lies are treasonous when the obvious truth shared by most people is trampled underfoot by unscrupulous people with egotistical agendas. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

We sometimes know more than others realize. We know when we listen within and hear the truth. Never ignore what you know but mostly ignore what you and others believe. Beliefs come from conditional love and knowing comes from unconditional love. Choose wisely. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

We have seen many changes over the years and we are on the cusp of significant expansion into a deeper understanding of the commonality of self and SELF in all. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

As the space between notes reveals the beauty of music so does the space between your perceived reality and your divine spirit reveal your inner beauty. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Perception is a deceiver when guided by pre-conceived notions and a propensity for egoic agenda manifestation. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If the Right was 'right' then the Left would have nothing to do! If the Left was 'left' alone, then the Right would have nothing to do! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If everyone were a Libertarian, then we'd all drown because we went swimming alone when we shouldn't. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Grace is freely given Divine love to all of creation for us to learn how to co-create in our lives through Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Only a fool proclaims Divine intervention to foster the disguise of the ego in controlling, dominating and manipulating others to fulfill its manifestation of selfish agendas. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you come to know your true self no one can ever control any part of you whatsoever again. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I would rather be honest and hurt someone’s feelings than lie to protect them from what I perceive is harmful to them and treat them as anything less than having the same divine connection to the truth as I have. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When we need to reason things out and rejuvenate our faith we return to the woods where nature speaks in peaceful tones of rustling leaves, whispering winds and the sounds of life. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Living is what you are. Love is who you are. Peace is your natural state. Understanding is your mission. Joy is your experience. Believing anything else is not existing in Divine order and experiencing Divine love. Get rid of anything that does not allow this to happen in each and every moment and you will be all there is; Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Service to God is service to His children. Offering help, encouragement or smiles is sharing Divine love. Give to others what makes you smile and you will know in your heart just how much God loves you! Kwame. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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GIVING THANKS

I would like to ask all of you to take a moment and give thanks for the peace we all take for granted. We all have a great deal to be thankful for because of the police that protect and serve all of us, the soldiers that defend our country, the first responders; firemen, rescue teams, paramedics and ambulance personnel. The nurses, doctors and ministers that cater to our mind, body and spirit each and every day. The government workers who keep our roads maintained and our buildings safe.

All of these people have stepped out of their comfort zones to serve the rest of us. We owe each and every one of them a debt of gratitude and ongoing support. Make the time out of your busy day to visit a hospital, a fire station, police station or government office and just say thanks. It will go a long way in boosting their spirits and making them feel appreciated.

The same goes for people here on Facebook. Many spend a great deal of time posting inspirational, helpful and humorous posts to share a part of just who they are with all of us. Whether it’s sayings, stories, pictures or videos, our friends go out of their way to bring a little brightness into our lives. Send them a PM of thanks and acknowledgement for the work that they do to be a part of our lives.

Extending love and gratitude to those who serve, help and inspire us will make this world a better place in which we live. That is our charge here on earth; to make this a better place to share love with all of God’s children. We can do it. It just takes a minute to say thanks and be grateful. That minute can go a long way in sharing Divine love with all and making us better people that respect and admire our diversity as we integrate into unity and peace.

Be ye therefore perfect. The change toward peace and unity begins with you and me. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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HOW OLD IS THE EARTH

The age of the Earth has been debated ad infinitum between scientists and theologians for centuries. Scientists have used various ways to determine the Earth’s age: “Three basic approaches are used to determine the age of the Earth. The first is to search for and date the oldest rocks exposed on the surface of the Earth. These oldest rocks are metamorphic rocks with earlier but now erased histories, so the ages obtained in this way are minimum ages for the Earth. Because the Earth formed as part of the Solar System, a second approach is to date extraterrestrial objects, i.e., meteorites and samples from the Moon.

Many of these samples have not had so intense nor so complex histories as the oldest Earth rocks, and they commonly record events nearer or equal to the time of formation of the planets. The third approach, and the one that scientists think gives the most accurate age for the Earth, the other planets, and the Solar System, is to determine model lead ages for the Earth, the Moon, and meteorites. This method is thought to represent the time when lead isotopes were last homogeneously distributed throughout the Solar System and, thus, the time that the planetary bodies were segregated into discrete chemical systems.

The results from these methods indicate that the Earth, meteorites, the Moon, and, by inference, the entire Solar System are 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old” ~G. Brent Dalrymple. Theologians primarily use what I call Literary Authoritarianism, or the word of a written record as an authority. Books of religions speak of the ‘creation’ of the Earth. In the Bible it says, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” ~Genesis 1:2. The words form and void are from the Aramaic ‘tohu’ and ‘bohu’ which means a vast chaotic wasteland. How can the earth be a wasteland unless there was peace and value there to begin with?

The earth was ‘recreated’ by God into what we know now over 6000 years ago NOT originally created 6000 years ago. The earth has been here over 4.54 billion years! It was recreated over 6000 years ago after the peace and prosperity of the earth was converted into a ‘vast chaotic wasteland’. How did this happen? Some say it was after the battle between Lucifer and God’s angels that left the earth in poor condition. Others say that it was from a catastrophic event such as a meteor, small asteroid or small comet hitting the earth.

Whatever it may be the interpretation of what was said in the King James Bible when compared to the original Aramaic words and their meanings it totally WRONG! Always go back to the source of the word before you engage your belief system and send it into overdrive. Know what you are saying and believing before you represent to others what you ‘believe’ is the truth. Go within and KNOW the truth instead of believing what some preacher interprets as the truth. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

EXPECT YOUR BLESSINGS!

If you don’t expect the blessings of the Divine to pour down on you or bubble up from you then you will NEVER experience them.

Expecting the blessings is the key to allowing them to be present in your life. Faith is the key to expecting and it opens the door of allowing Divine love to flow through you.

Trusting in the Divine completely leads you to a complete understanding of this Divine truth. Stop listening to those who tell you to expect little from sharing Divine love.

What you expect you will experience when you trust in how the Divine unfolds Divine order; it is through sharing Divine love! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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You ARE the Divine in action. Be forthright, loving and kind to all you encounter. Why? Because it is our duty to share Divine love with all. That's why we are here; to grow and expand with Divine love. It's really that simple. Everything else is bells and whistles. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Why were we created? To express Divine love and beautify the omniverse with life everlasting. Anything other than that is from the limited beliefs of the ego to validate its existence. Live in Divine truth and share Divine love. Fulfill your creation! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

How do you put your ego in check and live from the Spirit of God within you? You forgive yourself for what you have done to hurt others, you feel sorry for what you have done, you thank God for your life and live in Divine love. It all starts with forgiving yourself for operating from your ego. Let’s face it, you didn’t know any better but now you do. Be responsible for your actions from here on out and live in Divine love; now and ever more! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Love; it's where we are from, it's our essence, it's why we're here. Be that which you already are and stop being what your beliefs and others' opinions are of you. Be that which you truly are; LOVE! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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What I think is not what you believe I think. Every thought anyone thinks comes from the perception of division. Only when we look within and live from our inner peace and not try to justify the occurrences that we perceive in the outer world as ‘the way it is’ will we be living in truth.

We think copies of reality and not reality itself. What you perceive and justify is not what I experience unless we agree on our internal copies. I don't agree with any assessment that violence is necessary and that we cannot do anything to avert it.

Why? Because when I experience the inner peace of the Divine I know that we are all Divine love and I reject any and all beliefs that ignore that fact. Descriptions and analyses are fine for us to debate but not when they separate us from our inner truth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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Ignoring the perception of reality is not ignoring reality. I look to no one for the answers because Divine guidance fills me with Divine love. What is so hard to understand about that? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When people use a sleight-of-hand to dance around an issue it might seem convincing, as with the chalkboard statement above. When the result is the possible loss of life due to easy and unregulated access to weapons that can cause death to anyone, it is another story that needs to be examined in the light of reality. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Animatophobia: A rational fear of unstable people, gun nuts, the mentally  and emotionally challenged, egomaniacal bastards, NRA and other animate objects which may harm when they have easy access to firearms. This fortunately leads to rational legislation in a thorough search for a probability of “safety”. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

There is nothing wrong with individual effort to create growth, wealth and safety. It is when the selfishness that comes from those who are too greedy that affects the individuals in a detrimental way is what I object to. Corporate and banking deregulation while people lose their homes and can't find work is crushing individual incentive. If anyone can't see that, then I suggest a re-evaluation of the principles of corporate domination, individual control and manipulation of the masses. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

I would rather be a liberal and consider the existence of others in the world than to be a conservative and only care about myself, my family and my possessions. Peoples' lives and dreams are more important than anyone's property or possessions. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

It has been said don’t believe everything you think. Well, don't think too much about everything you believe as well! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If where you are God is, then would God raise a weapon to kill another being where He is as well? Ask a gun rights activist that question and watch them squirm. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When a preacher tells you that ‘it is in the Bible’ and swears that it is the ‘word of God’ remember one thing; they only have faith in their ego and try to sell to us that they have faith in God and that’s why we should as well. Faith comes from knowing the Divine and trust comes from being in communion regularly with the Divine in prayer, meditation and service. It doesn’t come from what is written; it comes from what is experienced living in Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Without a balance between critical thinking and intuition we will live by our whims and yearnings spinning on a wheel leading nowhere. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The ego is slicker than most of us realize. It's always looking out for itself because the first sensory input goes to the reptilian brain where the fight or flight response resides. After it ‘passes the test’, it moves into our higher brain functions where we can employ reason and critical thinking. It gets its ‘dibs’ on info first so it can react and ensure our survival. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you are more concerned about what you can get from someone than what they can freely give to you, it is your ego trying to control, dominate and manipulate your interaction for its selfish benefit instead of the mutual benefit for all concerned. Be concerned more about what you can freely give to another and you will flow Divine love into their lives and awaken their spirit within and feel the joy, peace and understanding of sharing Divine love. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Do your beliefs affect your behaviors and vice versa? Please read the following articles and take a trip down Beliefs Circle and Behaviors Way. Enjoy the trip! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Feel Divine love in your heart and be healed of all your infirmities by sharing it with others in all that you think, say and do. As Divine love moves through you to heal others you are healed in the process. Be the love and share the love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

It never ceases to amaze me how some defend to the end the right to commit violence against another to protect family, self and property. How can you be on a path for peace and repeatedly breed war? Understanding the resonant message of Divine love commits you to sharing it with all! Give of your time, knowledge, wisdom; give it all with love. Violence is ego. Peace is living in the Spirit of God. That simple. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

No matter how many friends or family you have lost always remember, they are still alive in your heart memory. The joys you had felt from your interactions; the love you shared and devotion you lived. All is permanently in your heart. It is your mind that buries or rejects the pain you feel in your heart. Yes, they are gone from the world of physicality, but the essence of who they are is in what you remember of them and how they made you feel. They are eternal, as are you. Carry their love with you always and share it with everyone every day. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

In the spirit of allowing everyone to express themselves as they feel, we still have people who express themselves at the expense of others. Guidelines, principles, rules and laws are established to provide an equal playing field in concept, but not always in practical every day experience. The ‘spirit’ of the law is the ideal by which we live in order to grow and expand into a society that employs mutual respect; not because we HAVE to…but because we want to. Having the Divine desire to serve others with Divine love is the greatest ideal we can ever express. Be who God created you to be; not what others tell you that you should be or what you feel you need to be to satisfy your survival. Be BOLD! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

It's not just about guns. It's about guns being in the hands of responsible people. When the ego wants to reign it seeks the power over life and death. Reactive emotions are deadly because it is in those emotions that determine the choice of life over death. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ARGUING ABOUT WHAT IS

How can one argue what IS? Argument is in the realm of the 'appearances' of what IS! How things appear is subjective to how we experience them and internalize them after we have filtered them through our individual belief systems. If they ‘pass the test’ of ensuring our individual ‘safety’, we accept them as true. If they don’t, we challenge the experiences that we have perceived and doubt their validity.

When a person has an ongoing awareness, communion and respect for the guidance of the Divine Infinite Spirit, there is no doubt in ‘knowing’ the truth. When one relies on the appearance of their experiences it creates doubt, worry and fear that in turn creates beliefs that the ego uses to protect itself from ‘perceived’ and ‘believed’ harm.

Argument for the sake of argument is not always futile because it can reveal the erroneous beliefs of those who accept what they have internalized from the perceived dualistic reality as the complete and utter truth. Truth is within and it projects outward into the PDR filtered by the beliefs of the individual and is reflected back to the individual to create a belief of validity of what one accepts as true.

The beauty of science is the fact that a theory can be tested and tested for validity and under the conditions of the original experiment; it will yield the same result? Can religion say that? Hardly. Religions use the experiences of their founders or leaders to convince others that their way is THE way.

Spirituality, on the other hand, is a personal experience where one goes within and comes to know the Source of all life. Through the diligent and regular practice of meditation, one retreats from the din and chaos of the ‘outer world’ and goes to the ‘inner world’ of peace and understanding. Consistent practice of meditation brings a blessing of joy from experiencing Divine love.

Going within to the center of your being allows you to tap into your inner well-being and benefit from its blessings. Making the time daily to experience Absolute truth allows you to go beyond what appears to be real and enter the objective realm of what IS real.

As you practice meditation you move from believing in someone else’s truth into knowing your own truth. Relative truth IS subjective whereas Absolute truth is reality of Divine love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PAST

It has been said, “If you don’t make peace with your past it will keep showing up in your present.” This is true and when you do make peace with your past, you have to decide what to do in manifesting a future that doesn’t mirror your past.

If you don't plan for your future by removing the erroneous beliefs that created your past, then distraction after distraction will arise and you will end up looking back at your life and saying, "What happened?"

Plan effectively for your future by dismissing erroneous beliefs and focusing on the fulfilling image of the end result you seek. Distractions will move aside and you will manifest the destiny that the Divine planted in your heart. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE TRAP OF VIOLENCE

Violence is a trap. It lies there waiting for the right moment when you are at your weakest point emotionally and then it springs forth locking you in its grip and controls your behaviors to the point where you become a bystander watching yourself commit actions you would not normally do. How is this trap set? How can you spring it without hurting yourself or anyone else? Actually, it is quite simple. Stop the incessant emotional urge to resist and fight what is aberrant. Pushing against something that is perceived by you as attacking you focuses your attention on it and validates its existence. Remember, Carl Gustav Jung said, “What you resist persists.” Yet, time after time people are out in the world ‘fighting’ for a cure for cancer; ‘fighting’ for equal rights and ‘fighting’ against hunger. Instead of resisting and fighting why aren’t we ‘allowing’ Divine love to exude from our beings in all our interactions with others?

The trap of violence is set with that attitude that we MUST fight off invaders, scofflaws and irritants. If we spent more time in working on ‘us’ and our attitudes, we wouldn’t be attracting that which we DON’T want! By putting our attention to what we don’t want (fighting and violence) we are bringing about more of the same! As Mother Teresa once said that she would attend a ‘Pro-Peace’ rally instead of an “Anti-War’ rally. It is all in our perspective of how we look at what we don’t want and what we do want in our lives. If we don’t want violence and aberrance then stop picking fights with those who commit them! If we want peace and fulfillment then start allowing it to be! Too simple?

It is in the power of our collective consciousness that we effect mutual change. Thinking something in itself does NOT make it so but thinking and feeling it passionately does. Allow your passions to be directed toward allowing Divine love to flow through you and stop resisting and fighting what you perceive is against you. If the Divine, who created all of existence, is for you, then who and what is against you? The only thing that is against you is your own thinking and believing that you must fight to win or it isn’t worth it. The only thing that is ultimately worth it is Divine love; which is NEVER experienced through resisting and fighting. Allow, dear friends; allow! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE HYBRID MIXTURE

We are not purely operating in capitalism; we are about 30% socialism.

The hybrid mixture works whereas the purebred version doesn't of either system.

Pure capitalism preys on financial slavery of the masses and pure socialism minimizes individual innovation and advancement. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

CHANGE AGENT

Being a Change Agent is fostering change with the realization that it isn't change; it is simply 'rearranging' what appears to be advantageous or detrimental to the point where people take action on their principles and NOT their whims. Creation of new paradigms is in reality re-creating since everything that exists is already created. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

BAITING

If someone is successful in baiting you to emotionally react they have you at a disadvantage and can claim that your emotional reaction reveals weakness.

If we are passionate about our experiences and the lessons they teach us, we can share them more effectively by understanding that they are our experiences because they are a reflection of what we projected into the omniverse.

You can share what you have experienced as ‘your’ truth, however, another’s truth is always predicated upon their individual experience. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 


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ARE WE ALL BRAINWASHED?

Are we all brainwashed by the ease of access afforded by our technological society? Do we expect instant gratification for reality because we have become accustomed to it virtually? Brainwashing is “a method for systematically changing attitudes or altering beliefs, originated in totalitarian countries; especially through the use of torture, drugs, or psychological-stress techniques. It is any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, especially one based on repetition or confusion: e.g. brainwashing by TV commercials. It is also any instance of subjecting or being subjected to such techniques: e.g. efforts to halt the brainwashing of captive audiences [dictionary.com].”

It can also be referred to as being ’psyched’ out by someone who has a mesmerizing persona; a Svengali or Bible beating preacher. These techniques mostly work because the person being influenced subconsciously ‘wants’ to believe these ‘things’ are true. An open mind can be both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ at the same time depending on a ‘gullibility factor’. Most people are gullible because they are too trusting of others or are naive to a deceptive person’s motives.

Why? Because they do not know how to discern the behavior of others and cannot correctly judge their motives. When we were children we read children’s books, comic books or watched ‘super human’ movies. We fantasized about saving the world or being admired for helping others. This was our egos looking for recognition and admiration. As we grew up we came to learn how to be ‘human’ and deal with the adult world. In most areas of life we have done this except when it comes to our spirituality.

Many of us still read the religious ‘comic books’; the Bible and Quran or any other religious book that claims Literary Authoritarianism.We believe in these stories and accept them as true even though we have no concrete evidence to prove they actually transpired. We choose to have ‘faith’ and ‘believe’ that they existed because it comforts our egos and keeps us in mediocrity. Religious texts have become our ‘security blankets’ that we refer to when things go awry. But why do we keep looking outside of ourselves for things that can only be found within?

We are conditioned or ‘brainwashed’ by our environments to be compliant with our perceptions of reality. Perception of reality and reality are two different things! Reality exists as an extension of the omniverse just as we exist as an extension of it. Perception of reality is, in reality, a copy of reality that we process in our brains to have meaning for us. The seemingly ‘independent’ reality becomes subjective to our perceptions after they are ‘filtered’ through our individual belief systems for validity. If they don’t align with our rigid belief systems, whether or not some of the beliefs are accurate or erroneous, we reject or accept what we experience as being relevant or not relevant to our ego-guided self-survival mechanism.

We utilize our ‘copies’ of reality to determine what our next move will be based on our perceptions of reality and NOT reality itself. We have, in effect, been ‘brainwashed’ by our perceptions into ‘believing’ something and not caring whether it is true or not; let alone being valid or not! This is the point where we have brainwashed ourselves into believing that we are not being brainwashed. Our emotional security blankets have made us warm and cozy and we do not want to leave our comfort zones. Years go by and we marvel at what others accomplish and experience while we sit in the security of our own little bubble not even knowing what we are missing by experiencing the true joys in life.

Burst that bubble of being brainwashed into believing that what some ‘comic book’ says is the truth! Go within and KNOW the truth directly from the Divine and stop allowing your emotions embedded in your belief system to rule your life! Speak from the Divine instead of just believing. Do the greater works that Christ had spoken of and BE the Divine in action! It is our individual and collective destinies! Be diligent and be focused on what is REAL and not what is a copy of reality. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

DOES LIKE ATTRACT LIKE?

How do we know ‘like’ attracts ‘like’? Is it just a theory, or can we prove that the Law of Attraction works on the physical reality? Actually, experiments were conducted on the International Space Station by Astronaut Don Pettit of NASA that demonstrated that matter in a weightless environment congeals together. He observed sugar, salt and coffee clumping up in the zero gravity of space. Particles of cosmic dust clump together by colliding and sticking to one another just like the experiment conducted by the astronaut. This is a theory of planetary formation that looks highly probable.

Like particles in space move toward each other and clump into greater objects that increase in gravity and grow larger and larger. Much is the same for our ‘mental’ and ‘emotional’ constructs that we envision into reality. By generating convicted thoughts fueled by emotional desires through expected envisioning we begin to ‘clump’ together ‘like’ particles with ‘like’ particles to construct a masterpiece. When we ‘see’ the end result we are creating a picture of ‘likeness’ that draws the elements necessary for its construction to ‘clump’ together and complete our picture. The only time this picture or ‘image’ becomes real is when we simply ‘allow’ it to happen!

We must allow the omniversal processes to do their ‘thing’ without micromanaging ‘how’ they do it. In other words, see the image of the end result, expect it to unfold naturally and get out of its way by not ‘worrying’ about ‘how’ it will happen. Not precisely following this process in any way will negate the desired results from being created. Why? Because it is not based on Divine trust! Trusting completely in the Divine requires faith in the natural process of creation. Creation has already occurred and continues ad infinitum. Living who and what you are is actually re-creating what already exists into new paradigms and patterns of expression.

Co-creating is the process of re-creating and re-ordering what already exists. Your dreams and desires already exist. For you to experience them completely you must ‘shift’ your consciousness to project what you desire and feel worthy enough to experience its reflection in your life. If you don’t, you will always be dreaming of the life you want without ever experiencing it. It is up to you to focus on what you ‘like’ in order to experience what you ‘like’. It’s actually that simple. What is difficult is discharging your beliefs that contradict this because these beliefs ensure your comfort.

Break out of your comfort zone in order to live your dreams. Otherwise, they will never ‘clump’ together! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

MORE SAYINGS

Fear of anything blocks your creative flow and crashes you on the shore of perceived safety only to discover that downstream is the fulfillment of your dreams. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

A genius formula: S=RWI2! Where ‘suffering’ equals ‘resisting what is’ over and over again. ~An embellishment of a post by Bruce Morrison. Thanx, Bruce!

The biggest fool is the one who doesn't have a clue that they are and will argue for their foolishness. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The smoothest operator initiates your trust and never violates it until it serves his selfish purpose and when you least suspect it will happen. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Look away from those who claim that violence is condoned by the Divine; for in their foolishness is revealed their fear and selfish motives to protect what they think is theirs and that they don’t have to share with others. Divine love is encouraging, life-giving and fulfilling more than most will ever imagine. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When we buy into the consciousness of defense and war we are separating ourselves from divinity and peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Serving humankind is an honor and a blessing. By giving others what they need we are filled with joy and love. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you choose to see what exists as what determines the truth of the Divine you are looking outside for what can only be found inside. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Only when you allow your spirit to lead your life will you understand why everything exists and what your part is in it. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If we look at the external apparent chaos and claim that the Divine has created it we are failing to see that we were the ones who created it and we are not accepting the responsibility for it. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The Absolute Truth of the Divine is beyond the relative truth of the mind. If you believe that all truth is relative to the mind, then you are being fooled by your own thinking. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When we all stop fighting for change and allow it to happen through Divine love is when we will live in heaven on earth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

The Absolute Truth of the Divine is beyond the relative truth of the mind. If you believe that all truth is relative to the mind, then you are being fooled by your own thinking. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When we all stop fighting for change and allow it to happen through Divine love is when we will live in heaven on earth. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you learn and practice to love what you hate is when you are free from the veil of illusion that tells you that are all that and that you are separate from all that is good and eternal. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Only you separate yourself from Divine love by the erroneous beliefs that make you comfortable and secure. Remove what does not serve your greater good and embrace what gives you life and joy. Being fulfilled requires that you do. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Settling for less is not recognizing that you’re blessed. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Always remember just how beautiful and blessed you are. In that rememberance is the key to heaven on earth. Be to others what you want them to be to you. It is called the Golden Rule for a reason. Live it everyday and be the divine being you are! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

You may never know just how much someone genuinely cares until you realize that who and what is there is there for a reason. Your life is the unfolding of your growth and expansion into an understanding of just why you were created. What you do with the gifts you have been given is the result of just how much you love God AND yourself! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

There is never been a day gone by that I don't feel the presence of my parents within me. Their guidance, support and love has given me the opportunity to be the best I can be! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If you want to know how loved you are take a breath and be thankful for your life! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Are you truly being who you are or are you thinking and believing that you are? ‘Knowing’ and ‘Being’ means that every broadcasted feeling and vibration projects your ‘version’ of Divine love into the omniverse. Thinking and believing means that you are projecting not what you ‘know’, but what you have experienced and observed. Stay focused on sharing Divine love by unfolding your Divine purpose in Divine order and all of the blessings of the omniverse will embrace your ‘being’. Feel the Divine love and share it with all! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Never doubt who you are. Never. No matter what happens, who hurts you or how you feel, know that at the center of your being is a cornucopia of Divine love patiently waiting to bless you, heal you and make you feel whole once again. Know your inner divinity and commune with the Divine daily in prayer, meditation and service. Giving Divine love to everyone without expecting it in return is unconditional love. Expecting Divine love to bless you, heal you and make you whole is allowing it to be what it is without your beliefs interfering with its essence. Share unconditional love and allow its blessings to abound in your life. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Thank you all! As you well know I am just a channel of Divine love that speaks to me. It gives me the thoughts and feelings and I scramble to type it before it slips away. As I am writing each time I am marveled at what comes through me. I am so blessed to receive this blessing and I am thankful that it is helping others as well. Love you all! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

And if you aren't thankful, you will never appreciate the value of you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ANOTHER OBSERVATION

It is better to know than believe. Knowing comes from trusting completely in the essence of your being. Believing comes from thinking and rethinking something you have discovered and evaluated as being true. Knowing is absolute truth where believing is relative truth. Surrender your beliefs by allowing the Divine truth to expand from your center and bless the omniverse. Instead of ‘capping’ the pipeline with limiting beliefs allow the complete flow of Divine love to funnel out into the omniverse unfettered by what you ‘believe’ is true. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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