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When you come to a crossroad in your life

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When you have reached the end of your rope

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When you have tolerated as much as you can

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When you have had it with the behaviors of others

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When you feel alone and unloved

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When you feel unappreciated

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When you feel totally frustrated

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When you know you cannot go any further

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Your life is a book

A book full of wonder, action and drama

Of humor, challenges and relationships

That will eventually come to an end

Each day open that book

Read a few chapters and put it down

Follow the Divine guidance that changes the story

Listen to the still small voice that rewrites the ending

Know that the ink that’s pressed into the paper is what you believe it’s all about

Feel that as easily as your book is written it can be re-written

Sense the changes around you and imagine a fulfilled ending

Be that ending by feeling the joy of reflecting on it and living in Divine love every day!

~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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FREE TO BE ME

What does the term ‘free to be me’ really mean? Does it mean that no one imposes and restrictions on our characters so we can express ourselves unrestrained and unfettered? Does it mean that our egos should have free reign over everyone and everything in our environments? Or does it simply mean that we have a spiritual innate knowing of freedom that allows us to align ourselves with our Divine purposes?

Freedom is a dynamic state of understanding that defines just what our boundaries are and when it is necessary to cross those self-imposed boundaries. We sometimes tease and joke with our friends and step across the ‘line’ to have a little fun and feelings get hurt. But what feelings truly get hurt? Is it the ego and its sensitivities or is it your inner spirit?

The ego defends its own self-survival at all costs even against the freedom from living in the spirit because it wants and NEEDS to be in control to validate its own perceived existence. Shall we ignore the demands of our egos? Shall we feed them incessantly and pamper their existence? Or do we simply understand their needs and not challenge their demands too much?

The key is in always balancing the needs of the ego with the inner desires of the spirit. When we tip the scales too much in the ego’s direction we feed the beast with attention and it comes to expect more and more attention. Put it in its place by acknowledging its existence while tempering its demands with spiritual guidance. Let it know that it ‘ain’t all that’ while giving it a sense that it has value. This way, it will not ‘fight’ or ‘resist’ you when you don’t need it to interfere with your progress.

When you choose to fight or resist ANYTHING, you are operating from your ego! The Spirit of God within you does not have to fight anything! It leads by love and love alone. Until you see that, feel that and live that you will be operating from your ego and will face one challenge after another until you assimilate that realization!

Being ONE in spirit is not killing your ego. It is dealing with it in a mature fashion that placates its existence. Remember, the ego is an extension from the Spirit of God in you to afford your being physical self-protection. It has a purpose, so use it wisely. Your choices as to which voice to obey (ego or spirit) will determine whether you are truly free to be you or not. ~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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WANTING?

Concerning the post about someone being pro-life and against affordable and universal healthcare a commenter left this comment: “I'd like a Rolls Royce, but I can't afford it. Get it? Well, you WILL by 2014. A lot of things sound great, until you put them into practice.” There is a distinct difference between 'wanting' a material object to fulfill the yearnings of your ego than 'wanting' the common human decency of affordable universal healthcare.

Each and every tax payer and non-tax payer with to their current unemployment debacle due to the corporations shipping our jobs overseas has a ‘RIGHT’ to affordable and universal health care. Not because they are yearning for it, but because it is a foundational human need.

Insurance companies have all but eliminated dental and eye care from medical insurance unless you buy a specific rider. The last time I checked my eyes and teeth were attached to my BODY!!! Shouldn’t they be included in my overall health care plan?

After all, tooth anomalies can cause heart conditions and being blind can cause life-threatening scenarios as well. Duh? When will we put a stop to this egomaniacal separatist bullshit? When we make others accountable for their ‘inactions’ as well as their actions. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STRAY BULLETS

No one seems to think about the possible 'stray' bullet that would hit an innocent in such a gun battle. Even with special training, the average citizen would not have the advantage the police do to take down any gun perpetrator. The only thing they could do is shoot back and hope it disables them. And what about the trauma for all involved? Why not video monitoring in all of the hallways by the police?

When a perpetrator enters, they issue a silent alarm and they cops show up to subdue the assault. Oh, that's right, they wouldn't get there in time...don't believe it! The police are well trained in handling maniacs with guns. Even if the average citizen was, they wouldn't stand a chance against an assault rifle now, would they?

I would rather be ‘judgmental’ than ‘non-judgmental’. Why? Because without judgment you end up doing stupid things that can adversely affect you. With judgment, you can navigate your choices in regard to the apparent behavior of others WITHOUT casting aspersions on them for their behaviors. If you do, then you have not walked in their shoes and are subject to being judged by them for you ‘reactions’ as well.

It’s as simple as that; the only time it gets complicated is when some people falsely labels judgment as a bad thing. If you look at it, by doing this it allows their egos to ‘act’ better than another (which is still using judgment), but now to an egotistical end. Don’t be fooled by the judgment trap. Judge what you know you should do and don’t judge others for the decisions that they make for themselves; unless those judgments are causing harm to others. ~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.

DROPPING THEIR STONES?

When the beam is removed from our own eye we have a choice to drop it or use it as a club to beat up on others. The question becomes, "Are we part of the crowd dropping their stones?" ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

THE ART OF
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The Art of Marketing and Sales is being able to sell a shit sandwich and have the customer not only order many of them, but to taste them and rave about how good they taste.

When you are convinced by anyone to buy what they are selling just stop for one moment and think about this: if what they are offering is so good, then why are they selling it to others and not to themselves. If it were really all that good, then they would want it all for themselves, wouldn’t they?

They are selling it to make a profit for themselves more than it being of value to you. Don’t buy what you don’t need just because a fast talking salesperson says all the right things. Buy out of necessity and not out of foolishness.

Remember, train yourself to smell the shit sandwich and send it back from whence it came. Never allow the dangling carrots of bullshit artists to convince you that you need something when you don’t. Discern what you need and make good choices. ~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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SAYINGS

Blessed are they who expect the bounty of the omniverse to unfold through them without attaching their emotions to how that bounty will manifest; for they will remain in the peace and understanding of Divine will. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Blessed are they who plant their Divine desires in the depths of the earth; for they will experience the growth and expansion of Divine will through them and be blessed with the revelation of their Divine purpose. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Blessed are they who guide the little children; for they will experience the purity of Divine love unfettered by the adult tool of contrived deception. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

When you are too sensitive about things it reveals that your ego is more in command than your commitment to the guidance of the Spirit of God. If this wasn’t so, then anything that anyone says or does would fall like water off of a duck’s back because you completely trust in the Divine. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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WHAT'S NEXT?

Truly letting go of all of your fears and trepidations about life means that you don’t preoccupy your mind with ‘what’s next?’ It means that you realize a peace within you that nothing can disturb. How do you experience that peace? By completely trusting in the Divine to replace your past fears and trepidations with a passion for unfolding your Divine purpose in Divine order. This comes from consistent practice of deep meditation.

How can you become familiar with a state of ongoing and dynamic peace if you don’t visit that state every day? Do you just imagine it without experiencing it? Imagination creates reality and reality fuels imagination. It works both ways and in order for you to live in peace you must experience peace as well as imagine it. Make the time for your romance with your Creator.

Make the time to dip into the well of Divine consciousness to experience the stillness, silence and peace of the Divine. Without that experience, your imagination will not support the realization of the peace that you seek. Be fruitful and multiply your blessings by spending time every day in communion with the Divine Infinite Creator. ~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.

SOMEWHERE OVER
THE RAINBOW

Following is a video from a CD release concert for the album, “A Step Away”. We performed this concert in February of 1992 at a venue in Hockessin, DE.

It was a great show. Steve Miceli was the artist and the guitarist, I played keyboards (and was a bit heavier 20 years ago), Dave Karns was on bass, Jim Burnett played drums and Mike Patterson was the 2nd guitarist.

The song in this video is our version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” I pulled this out of the archives and edited it as a gift to all of you. I hope you enjoy it. God bless all of you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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RIGHTS OF THE
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“In the case of United States v Cruikshank, 1875, the United States Supreme Court held that the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights were not granted by the Amendments and are not dependent upon the Constitution for their existence. The Court also ruled that the Amendments were restraints on the powers of the federal government and it is the duty of States to secure the individual rights of the American people. Thus, the right to keep and bear arms is independent of the existence of the Second Amendment. [How ya like them apples?]” ~J Ross Dock Hester

My response: “Yeah, the right to have the power of life and death over another sentient being should be in the hands of an unstable, irresponsible or ignorant individual without any checks and balances? Those apples have fallen from the tree and are rotting on the ground!” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

REMAIN IN PEACE

Being one with your Divine purpose means that no matter what goes on around you that you remain in peace within yourself and with others, you extend understanding to others, you share love with all of life and live in a state of dynamic and ongoing joy.

It is a dynamic state of knowing that actualizes the Divine purpose of your being. It is trusting completely in the Divine to unfold your Divine purpose in Divine order. It is allowing the Divine to guide you into complete fulfillment by letting go of your limited perceptions and selfish agendas.

Oneness is your natural state of existence. Returning to it every day, even for brief moments, aligns your Divine purpose to unfold in Divine order. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

ANTI HUMOR?

It seems that some of you are disenchanted by some of the humorous posts I have reposted lately. As always, I welcome your input as you have welcomed mine. Humor is just that; humor. If it offends someone I am sincerely sorry it offends you; however, it seems to me that you are more concerned about your feelings than getting the ‘joke’.

If we cannot laugh at ourselves then we are way too serious. I have had several people literally ‘rip me to shreds’ and I have enjoyed every minute of it. If I cannot laugh at myself, then the serious stuff is not worth anything at all. Humor affords the release of the greatest healing agent to the human body; laughter.

If you choose to not be healed of the stresses of the day then so be it. However, developing a sense of humor requires an analysis of the way life is just sometimes too damn funny. If you choose to ‘not’ get that, I respect your choice and say, “Pardon the f**k out of me!”

If you choose to get it, not belabor the point and see the humor in it, take it for what it is worth without the serious implications. It was not meant to hurt anyone; it was meant for a therapeutic chuckle, that’s all. Enjoy the funny moments in life for they provide a window into the human condition and just how funny real life can be at times. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

It's hard to see outside of the box when it engulfs you. We’ve all been there and we will soon come to know the greatness and purpose of Divine law. Just because we can't see outside of the box doesn't mean that we cannot imagine it and co-create it.

It simply means that we have chosen to not see it and accept things the way they appear to us as the way they are. Using our imagination to go beyond our self-imposed limitations affords us the opportunity to leave the box and explore alternate realities.

We all live in the prisons of our own making and we will leave those prisons when we let go of the way it appears to be in favor of the way it can be. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

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THE ONLY GOOD IS GOD

And one came near and said to him, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” But he said to him, “Why do you call me good? There is none good except God alone. But if you want to enter life, keep the commandments. He said to him, “Which ones?” But Yeshua said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not testify falsely.” “Honor your father and your mother”, and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” That young man said to him, “I have kept all these from my childhood; what am I lacking?”

Yeshua said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven, and come after me.” But that young man heard this saying and he went away, as it was grievous to him, for he had many possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, “Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you that it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” But the disciples when they heard, they were greatly amazed and they were saying, “Who then can have life?” Yeshua gazed at them and he said to them, “This is impossible with the children of men, but everything is possible with God.” ~Yeshua - Matthew 19:16-26.

What happened here? What was Christ really saying? When asked about eternal life the person called Yeshua ‘good’. Yeshua pointed out that the only good is God. He then said to keep the commandments in order to enter ‘life’. The person then asked which commandments he should keep. Yeshua then said not to murder, commit adultery, steal or falsely testify. Then he said to honor your father and mother and ended with you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

The person responded with the assertion that he had kept all of these commandments from his childhood but he felt that somehow he was still lacking in DOING something. Christ then told him how to be perfect. It wasn’t the fact that the man had many possessions and that he wasn’t poor; the fact was that he was ‘attached’ to his possessions and the fact that he wasn’t poor. He then left and Yeshua said that a rich man shall ‘hardly’ enter the Kingdom of Heaven and that it was easier for a camel to shuffle through the entrances to the city carrying all of their baggage than it was for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. It wasn’t because he was rich; it was because he put a greater priority on his riches than becoming ONE with God.

In other words, the commands of his ego were more important than the commands of God. Christ ended with saying that as long as we depend solely on our egos it is impossible to have life; but everything is possible with God. We need to balance our ego’s yearnings and demands with our inherent Divine desires. We need to let go of our attachment to things and possessions and know that they are just that; things and possessions and they are not more important than your neighbor. Loving your neighbor as yourself only works when you love yourself. It only works when you thank God and are grateful for the talents, skills and abilities you were gifted with and you love yourself enough to obey God.

Only when you love yourself completely can you completely love your neighbor. If your neighbor does not know how to accept love, let it go. If your neighbor commits negative acts, remove yourself and trust God to handle it. If your neighbor does things that annoy you, get away from them as soon as possible. Loving someone from a distance is still loving them; even though they might not perceive it as such. Love them as you would love yourself and allow God to work through them as the Divine works through you. Literally, for Christ’s sake, get out of your own way; and for your sake, be thankful for all of the blessings that the Divine has bestowed on you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

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 PROJECTED JUDGMENT

Once again, I have been chastised by a younger devout Christian man for using the word f**k. “Brother, you should not use such words. They bring you down and that’s not being like Jesus.” I responded, “Did Jesus go to the fig tree weeping and begging it to bear fruit? No, He cursed it!” Silence from the man. “And what about in the temple, did Jesus gather a prayer group and say to the moneychangers to please stop doing what they were doing? No, he kicked ass overturning the tables and speaking to them in the only language they understood!” I added. 

Silence again. Then I said, “Please don’t impose your values upon me and tell me that what I am doing is not Christian-like. Especially when Jesus wasn’t a Christian; He was a Jew!” Silence again. I am an open person and I always speak my mind. I will not allow anyone to tell me how to speak, when to speak and what to say. That is my choice and no one else’s. It isn’t about my ego and my right to speak freely; it is about the audacity of someone else imposing their value and belief system upon me trying to tell me that I am wrong. I don’t curse around children and certain people.

I am respectful; but when someone tries to tell me how to live and what to say, I still react. And please, all of you ACIM’ers, please don’t tell me that I am projecting this because someone else is imposing their beliefs on me. That’s horseshit and you know it. We have a choice to either swallow someone’s bullshit or reject it completely. I choose to add a little color to my rejection for emotional impact in order for them to remember what I have said. Please, speak freely and openly to me with a modicum of discretion as to not insult those who might take offense; but never, never tell me what to believe and how to speak. That is not in your purview and it is not in mine to tell you what to believe and how to speak as well. Peace and blessings to all of you. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

DO YOU FIT IN?

Sometimes it seems as if the chaos of the world is what is driving our every movement. We react to the eddys and currents and flow along with the trends in order to ‘fit in’.

But how do you fit a square peg into a round hole? Do you simply chop off your corners in order to round off your edges enough to fit in? Or do you mold and shape your square form and shrink down to fit into the circle?

There is another option, however. It comes from the realization that the round hole is only round because it appears to be round and you accept it as such.

The expressed reality always reveals the structure and form of the creative principles involved in its manifestation; however, since we are co-creators in this vast omniverse, we can ‘imagine’ the manifestation as fulfilling a different purpose than what most people accept to be as ‘the way it is’.

This, in essence, is not ‘reacting’ to the round hole but ‘proacting’ from it. It is taking what ‘is’ and making it into what ‘could be’ in order to co-create another ‘reality’.


But do we really have the power to do this? Are we endowed with such creative energy that we can actually move mountains? Yes and no.

In electrical application there is a device called a relay. Its function is to applying the switching of high voltage circuits by using low voltage triggers. In other words, our concentrated thoughts that ‘imagine’ other realities affect the larger and more powerful energies surrounding us when we consistently and effectively focus on their manifestation.

This IS the process of co-creation. It is one of our Divine ‘gifts’; the expression of Divine love into the omniverse. This requires complete trust in the Divine to take the images in your mind (your de- (of the) sires (the Father)) which have been planted in the seat of Divine love (your heart) and ‘convert’ them into reality.

Just thinking about your desires is NOT enough to manifest them. You must passionately ‘feel’ them in order to flip the relay and move the energies of the cosmos into complete and utter fulfillment of your ‘desires’.

The apparent chaos in the outer world can be ‘affected’ by your committed passion to the end result by your ‘feeling’ the joy of accomplishing what you desire. Feeling this joy allows you the experience of complete Divine trust.

When you trust enough to not attempt to control ‘how’ things will manifest, you align your Divine purpose with Divine order.

Consistent and dedicated imagination DOES create reality. You must use your imagination and practice its implementation in order to co-create what you desire. It’s a simple as that and only as complicated as you make it.

Stop stressing over ‘how’ things come about and have the faith in the Divine to move the dynamic energies of the cosmos to actualize your desires to fit the square peg into a new square hole; one that is meant for you to fit in and one that will completely fulfill your desires.

It all begins when you imagine something other than ‘the way it is’, or should we say, ‘the way it ‘appears’ to be’. Be diligent in your pursuit of your dreams and desires. They are the seeds of greatness that the Divine planted in your heart of hearts. Germinate them with imagination and water them with passion. They are yours and yours alone to commit to the growth and expansion of YOUR reality.

It doesn’t matter how much chaos exists outside of you as long as you maintain your inner peace and conviction to manifest your Divine purpose in Divine order. Use the gifts you have been blessed with to ‘fit in’ the way you were created to ‘fit in’ and not the way you ‘believe’ the world wants you to ‘fit in’. You are unique and there has never been a mold that cannot be broken by the imagination and passion of the human spirit. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

STANDING STILL?

When you walk toward your destiny while walking away from your past you are standing still.

When you realize that standing still is allowing the Divine to walk with you every move you make will be blessed with the unfolding of your Divine purpose in Divine order.

Walk boldly, confidently and focused upon the Divine desires in your heart.

It may at times seem like you are treading water, but in reality you are moving toward complete and utter fulfillment. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 


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If you believe the prosperous preaching austerity while they have made their millions and have a cushion of cash to break their fall then you are more than foolish. You are caught up in the false belief that they are your source and NOT God. The Divine has an infinite supply of abundance and when you focus on that and NOT the lies of the unscrupulous rich that you must live in austerity, then, and only then, will you be prosperous. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

If you observe someone lying to you who is unscrupulous in their methodology of prevarication, it is they who are villainizing themselves by demonstrating aberrant behaviors that HURT others! Identifying a LIAR is NEVER a waste of words! Call it as you see it or you will be complicit in their commission of aberrant acts and behaviors of others. Silence might be golden but the identification of the truth is the unveiling of a glistening diamond. Its brilliance will blind all of those who lie because it will wipe out the shadows of deceit. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

My words reflect the world as it is while I recognize the faults, inconsistencies and aberrance of myself AND others. We all see what we want to see. However, we can rise above our self-imposed solutions to our problems by listening to Divine guidance. Recognizing the aberrance in others does not mean that we have it within us. We are children of the Most High God who were created perfectly and it is up to us to recognize that. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

POINT OF CONTENTION

My main point of contention of the statement that “What you see in others exists in you” is that the behavior of others does NOT originate in me projecting it upon them.

My 'interpretation' of what behaviors others express does not preclude the existence of the 'possibility' of that behavior within me; however it has nothing to do with me 'projecting' that behavior on another to fulfill my ego's yearning to experience it.

That is complete and utter hogwash. If deep in my soul I desire peace, then why would I yearn for the aberrance of that state? Would I go about co-creating experiences contrary to that inner desire to reaffirm my wanting to experience that desire?

That would only occur if my ego was more in command of my experiences than the Spirit of God; for in the spirit, the path I traverse is well lit and purposeful, not dark and disjointed. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

JUDGMENT IS FEAR

It has been said by some that judgment is fear. Hmmm. Let’s examine this. Judgment is the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind [dictionary.com]. Now, if this definition is true, then judgment involves a process of observation, collation, conclusion and an emotional stance based on ‘externally’ based and sensed events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behaviors of people that is presented to the mind.

Some erroneously confuse discernment with judgment. Discernment is an acuteness of judgment AND understanding [dictionary.com] that removes the emotional attachment to the conclusion. In other words, discernment is a ‘mental’ activity whereas judgment involves an emotional response based on learned circumstances and behaviors. It is a ‘lower’ form of evaluation (assessing the significance, worth, or quality of experiences) involved with the ‘reactive’ mind whereas discernment is a ‘higher’ form of the ‘proactive’ mind.

When you judge someone else it could be fear based, however, to say that ‘judgment is fear’ is not entirely correct. You can judge another’s behavior as not being effective or fulfilling without trying to change them or move them emotionally. If you do try, then you ARE emotionally attached to their outcomes and personalize it based on the fear that you are generating. Instead of being fear based, why not be faith based and choose to evaluate experiences without attaching any emotions to them?

When you truly discern another’s behavior, you are not ‘emotionally invested’ in any outcome whatsoever. You live and let live without attaching any emotional agenda and subsequent agenda manifestation. This comes from ‘understanding’ that each and every person has a right to walk their own path and derive their own experience without your perceived ‘emotional superiority’. This is why Yeshua said, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.’

When you judge another’s behavior without ‘understanding’ what they have experienced on their walk, you are judging yourself as being somehow ‘superior’ to another. When you discern another’s behavior, you ‘understand’ their path as being revealed to them and NOT you. You allow them the dignity of their own experience without attaching ‘how you would have handled it’ to the situation.

Judgment is a process involving evaluation and fear (emotional attachment) whereas discernment involves evaluation and understanding without ANY emotional attachment. Discernment has sometimes been referred as 'sound' judgment. Remember, Yeshua NEVER said, “Discern not, lest you be discerned.” ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

RECOGNIZING ABERRANCE

Is it true that “what you see in others exists in you?” Hardly! That is nothing but recycled and rehashed tunnel vision perpetrated by the “A Course In Miracles” crowd! It is geared to convince you that you project illusion into your environment and you are responsible for the behaviors of others.

In the philosophy of Ho’oponopono, it says that if someone has done something that the potential for that exists in you and that by healing that ‘potential’ in you that it will heal it in others. It doesn’t mean that because that ‘potential’ exists that you are the one that is projecting any aberrance at all to another to ‘react’ with aberrant behavior.

Yes, ultimately, we are all ‘responsible’ for the behaviors of others either by giving too much attention to them or by not giving enough attention to them at critical moments in their lives. However, ultimately it is THEIR responsibility to either choose to follow the guidance of their ego or the guidance of the Spirit of God.

Don’t be caught up in the veil of deception that blames you for the aberrance of others. It is designed by ‘ego’ to control, dominate and manipulate your assessments of the perceived dualistic reality as a result of your ‘projection’. Yes, we do ‘project’ things into our environment but we do NOT project anything that is NOT emotionalized by our hearts. We do not project hatred or fear into another to harm or murder someone else. We do not spend our time thinking about others murdering others and deriving satisfaction from it. Only those who do co-create a reality that fulfills THEIR projections; not yours! So, in essence, what you see in others does not necessarily exist in you!

What you see in others is their projection of THEIR fears and you recognize them because you ‘understand’ just what they are; you consider their source and know they are aberrant. This does NOT mean that you have created the behaviors of others. If you choose to believe that you do, you are definitely fooling yourself. Stop listening to what ANYONE says and go within to spend time with the Divine Infinite Spirit who created you to be PERFECT.

Perfection means that you ‘balance’ the needs of the ego with the receiving of Divine love from the Spirit of God within. It means that you allow your inner well-being to guide you more than meeting the selfish yearnings of your ego! Be ye therefore perfect! That’s how the Divine sees you; why don’t you learn to see yourself that way as well? ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

WISHING YOU WELL

I want to sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, wish all of you the complete manifestation of your dreams. Every day I write and write with such passion because it is you, all of you, who are the dreamers in life. It is all of you that need the encouragement, the support and the ‘fire’ to unfold your Divine purposes in Divine order. I want you to know that everything I write is for all of us to get us to think; to break down convention and to lead the way into a new understanding of life that reflects the mutual respect for all of life. I have always been a recalcitrant to the written word because it does not completely reveal the passion from living in the spirit. It is second hand information that can guide us but not LEAD us!

We have to take the lead and listen to the still small voice of the Divine guiding us and directing us to the pinnacle of enlightenment. The Divine HAS created us as PERFECT beings and it is we who choose NOT to see ourselves that way. We need to develop more of a Divine perspective about ourselves and others in order to lead the way into the universal understanding and sharing of Divine love. We can do it together. We have the power of Divine love. We have the presence of God within us. We have the knowledge of divinity and can use it to co-create a beautiful and wonderful reality.

I have faith in all of you every day that you are becoming the complete embodiment of divinity. That’s why I am here; to walk side by side with you in co-creating this new and beautiful world. I am honored and humbled every moment by your presence and I truly want to see all of your dreams fulfilled. May the Divine bless you every day with health, wealth, prosperity and abundance; now, and evermore! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives. All of you have made a difference in my life and I am blessed to know all of you. Peace and blessings to you and your families. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

 

 

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