July 31, 2011 – Experiencing John of God

7/31/11 Jasmina Agrillo, with Rev. David

During brain surgery, Jasmina experienced a connection with healing spirit that stayed with her throughout her recovery period. “The light stayed with me. It was with me. I could feel it through my heart. When I’d feel good, it was with me. I…used that heart energy and the light… My job was to help myself, [to] bring in that energy, that laser light.”

Seek the miracle experience beyond your understanding. Deal with fears using the heart power, that “aha!” energy. At the Casa de Dom Inacio in Abadiana, Brazil, where Jasmina experienced healing from entities channeled by John of God, there are rooms of people “sitting in the current”, holding the spiritual power in meditation.

You do your own healing. Ask for energy to increase your intuition to know what is needed. Accept that there is a period of recovery. Use your power to attract your blessings, your bliss and healing. Bring in the appreciation – surrender, faith, trust. List every blessing desired. Release negative, unhealthy emotional ties to heal the physical need. Go through emotional healing, grieving, and release trauma to be able to accept the manifestation of wholeness. When doubt comes in, go back. Meditate. Write down the details of what you want. There is constant guidance just from asking and moving in the direction of the fulfillment of your desire. Stay focused on heart, spirit, and prayer. Stay with it.

Heal the past to have the energy and purpose to be about your purpose now. Everything needed to be on purpose and be about the work that is yours to do is given.

Affirm for yourself the potential of healing!

July 24, 2011 – Water to Wine: Prosperity Steps

7/24/11 Rev. David McArthur

“God forgives you and so do I. I send you peace.” As we forgive we heal and open to that great flow of peace and abundance, to the goodness of God. When we look at Jesus turning the water into wine, we realize that divine intention and energy show up in the material realm as well. It is the experience of opening to the universal process, of attuning to a different level of consciousness, like the wine is so different from the water. Mary stands for the intuitive sensing of the need for transformation. We sense it when it relates to oneself. We often respond, as Jesus said, “My time is not yet come.” But be patient with yourself, you are ready to accept the maturation needed.

The stone water jars represent the structured set way of thinking, like we always tell ourselves everything that is wrong with what we intuitively are drawn to do. The pouring of the water, the pure energy, into these limitations, is the change, the spiritual intelligence, the possibilities. As the “water” is drawn, the master identifies that the good wine is now. It is a demonstration of Divine Intelligence.

When something doesn’t work, we often take it as a sign. But it is a point in the process at which we are to press harder for the transformation. Jesus was the master at transformation. We have to work harder. It is not a personal lack in our lives. The truth is there is spiritual purpose that this is flowing through us.

Even when there is no support or resources for transformation, with desire, (the point where we sense the need of transformation, as did Mary), draw out of that jar. What is in there is what is needed. There is expansion. The real limitations we knew fade. Respect and support are drawn to the person – the “good wine” is there. Within it is the intelligence to bring forth that which transforms. What do we do with the capacities we have, the challenges? The answer is in the spiritual power we have to focus our thoughts and intentions on the possibility, to open the door and let it flow with ease and grace. Being about it is what brings the flow, the joy. Everything we need is there. Call it forth. Call for the good wine.

July 17, 2011 – Daily Forgiveness Prayer

7/17/11 Rev. David McArthur

What do we do about those things which show up when we are about to go to sleep, or at 3 a.m. when we can’t sleep? Unity has the commitment we call practical spirituality. Part of the power of being a spiritual being is choosing how we feel when stuff shows up. Daily, the emotional structure of our mind jumps to protect ourselves when that person or that situation shows up. We perceive those things are not of God, but we know God is good all the time. This is a duality, but we can choose to move from that duality to oneness.

There is a simple way to work with those people and things that stimulate our perception of duality. We have the power to let it go. Jesus taught, “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:23,24; New International Version.) The altar is where we become one with God, where we give our gift. Simply bring the being or situation into consciousness and pray: “God forgives you and so do I.” Repeat it 3 times, bringing it into your spirit, mind, and body. “…then come and offer your gift.” Your gift is your intention – peace. That is what you had given away, and the only way to get it back is to give it. So pray, “God forgives you and so do I. I send you peace.” (See yourself give or send peace and love in a figure 8. That’s giving with non-attachment. Send it around the people or situation and then see it cross over and go around yourself.) You can also pray for the other “person” in you, that part of yourself you criticize the most.

At the end of your day, ask, “where in this day was I not at peace?” As you do this over time you create a list. And you create a consciousness of forgiveness. Can you do this for a week? – a month? – a year?

Catherine Ponder reports a woman told her it profoundly changed her life. As she practiced this formula of forgiving, she experienced great peace and release of past judgments and unhappiness. Some things took a year for this. And then this person was even healed of an “incurable” illness. Such healing happens because it opens a person to the divine nature of wholeness. There is no limit in our lives except that which we put there. God doesn’t have any limits for you, when you raise the consciousness within you!

Pray, “God forgives you and so do I.” “I send you peace.”

July 10, 2011 – The Other Side

7/10/11  Rev. David McArthur

NDEs (near death experiences) and re-incarnation are beautiful understandings of the unfolding of the soul. But what are we to believe of afterlife experiences, of what takes place at the time of death or right after? Listen to the place in your own heart where you experience what is valid and what is not, and always remember God is good all the time!

Death is perfectly safe. What happens when the soul releases the body? Much of what we believe is shaped by the thought forms we have built up, our traditions and our experience, that draws us to that which embraces the transition. Regardless of which tradition we come from, we all expect some common experiences, such as support of loved ones there to help us make this major transition.

Life review at the time of death is very different. When we were in the body we were more judgmental, but this review is in the state of divine love, to bring understanding. We can choose where we go from here. We draw into the experience that which supports the soul. There is a huge variety of choices – an infinite variety. Some are still closely tied the the Earth experience, and will have “body consciousness” and focus on family or academics, as before death.

We still have choices for soul development. In John, 14, 1-3, Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” In the accomplishment of Christ Consciousness, where the soul has fullness of spiritual awareness, “there are many rooms” or areas for the soul’s development. Some are close to the path the soul had on Earth. Edgar Cayce said the soul can also go to other “planets” or frequencies (vibrations) of experience for development of the soul’s consciousness. They are really weird, and don’t relate to our 3rd dimensional understanding. Yet the sense of self (a different sense of self) is there. The soul touches realms of energy and consciousness different from what we know here, to bring growth and different dynamics. It is beyond what we can figure out, but infinite in choice, infinite in potential.

It is natural to sense contact with one who has just passed. They are telling that they are all right, and affirming that their presence goes on. It can happen even after long periods of time. Very often there is contact through dreams. An emotional connection. One of the beautiful things is to understand that even though the being goes on to some other plane, our love touches and blesses them, and theirs us. But our work is here and now. We are to focus on the choices we have. The important thing is that we are enfolded in so much love that as we grow through the many changes in this life and in death, we are taken care of every step on the way!

July 3, 2011 – Reincarnation

7/3/11  Rev. David McArthur

Reincarnation.  As we step beyond this life experience – as in life after death – what is important?  What has meaning for me?  For Charles Fillmore it is importance only so far as it touches our work here and now.  Traditionally, Christianity taught we only live one life and then go on to our next level.  Both reincarnation and “one life” are valid.  God works with infinite paths and capacities to come forth.  Perhaps some of us are slow learners and need to come into this world again.  Not remembering our past experiences on Earth is a gift.  It is so we might start anew to address what is here.  That is why it is so difficult to remember.

“The soul never takes birth and never dies at any time nor does it come into being again when the body is created. The soul is birthless, eternal, imperishable and timeless and is never destroyed when the body is destroyed. Just as a man giving up old worn out garments accepts other new apparel, in the same way the embodied soul giving up old and worn out bodies verily accepts new bodies.” ~ Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Krishna to Arjuna

We create our life choices, “mathematically” taking ourselves to our next experience.  We create our own worlds.  The people in our worlds are there because we have made a commitment to each other to bring forth in each other what is meaningful and purposeful, so that beauty and magnificence that is Spirit might be fulfilled in each of us.  Mahatma Gandhi was a “great soul” (mahatma) who brought out the magnificence of what a soul can be, to show others to create a life that is meaningful, that is commitment fulfilled.

Coming back in reincarnation is not punishment, but shows a great love which allows us to learn of our creation that we might choose the learning.  Always there is the great love which lets us learn through experience.  John 9:1-3, “As [Jesus] passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

It is not about karma (retribution or punishment), but bringing out the love.