Friday, July 23, 2010

Discernment and Judging

Amanda shared this with me today and I believe it is too good not to share it with everyone.  Thank you Amanda! Blessings ~*~

Until one is enlightened, how can one judge
whether the energy of another
(in its more subtle aspects)
is positive or negative?

Open to the heart, and the guidance flows. 
You are not a decider; you are an energetic truth. 
So be the truth you are. 
Give yourself fully to what is inside of you,
and respond to the world from that place. 
You will not need categories;
you will only need truth of connection with deep self. 
That is the way to discern. 
Give yourself your own trust. 
Trust yourself deeply.

As we judge others, we judge ourselves.
We are One.
To honestly love another, we must love ourselves.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


So many things have made living and learning easier. But the real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful, to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tears of Angels

Oh the tears that angels shed
for those whose choice is fear
For Love not fear
and not the both
should dwell within ones sphere

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What Do You Desire?

Recently Doreen's (Doreen Virtue, 4AngelTherapy) card was the Angel Francesca and her message was: "What do you desire right now? Visualize it and it will come about and negativity will block your progress." As I contemplated what I truly desired many things came to mind, successful business, successful community, children filled with God, right relationships with others, etc... Even with all these wonderful intentions I still felt as though I had not gone completely to the heart of what I truly desire. 

As I sat quietly and went inside to my deepest intention it came to me. My deepest intention is to be completely filled with God. As I am completely filled with God and allow every aspect of my being to be God then all other aspects of what I am in this life come into place and become as they are to be. I believe this is what God truly meant by "ask what you will with your whole heart, your whole mind, and your whole spirit, and it will be given to you as it is in Me."

So I ask you to
explore the very depths of your whole heart, mind, and spirit and consider: "What do you desire right now?" 

~*~ Blessings

The Gift of Giving

In an age where most people are focused on how to make the most money
and what's in it for them, this story is about a group of people who
give - because they want to. This is my dream - to give the gift of
wellness for the shear joy that it brings me.

Watch this inspiring video

~*~ Blessings

Divine Spiritual Gifts

After our Lay Ministry weekend I started looking up information on Spiritual Gifts and Gifts of The Spirit. Here is what I have found so far. Feel free to post comments about this list.

These are listed as being found in the bible in Romans 12:6-8

  • Prophecy
  • Ministry
  • Teaching
  • Exhortation
  • Giving
  • Leading
  • Showing mercy (compassion)

These are listed as being found in Ephesians 4:11
  • Apostolic
  • Prophetic
  • Evangelical
  • Pastoral
  • Teaching

These are listed as being found in 1 Corinthians 12:1-14
  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Discerning of spirits (human, angelic, demonic)
  • Speaking in tongues
  • Interpretation of tongues
  • Prophecy
  • Faith
  • Working of miracles
  • Healing

Here is the Wikipedia definitions of some of the gifts listed -
Apostle: One sent by God with a holy mission to fulfill; and the supernatural power and spiritual gifts to fulfill the mission. Known by the fruit of the spirit overflowing. Apostolic ministry involves laying foundation.
In the case of Paul and Barnabas, we see this expressed in 'church planting' by
preaching the Gospel in new areas. Apostles in scripture worked in teams. An
apostolic team shared a 'measure of rule' in churches started through their
ministry in regions where they are the first to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.
(II Corinthians 10.)

Prophet: One who speaks, or communicates a message, authoritatively, as moved by the Holy Ghost. Known by their good fruit.

Evangelist: Someone who desires that all should come to know the truth that God loves everyone so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for their redemption, or someone who is gifted to proclaim this message.

Pastor: A word that means 'shepherd.' Pastors are gifted to lead, guide, and set an example for other Christians.

Teacher: Someone able to understand the more difficult things of God and explain them in a way that is easy to understand and live by in daily life.

Service: Supernatural ability to do for others whatever needs to be done. Divine ability to carry another burden or task without notice or earthly reward.

Exhortation: the ability to motivate Christians to do the works of Christ.

Giving: being blessed by God with resources or time and being able to give them where and when they are needed with a cheerful heart.

Leadership: God-given insight into when something needs to be done, who can do it, how it can be completed, and how to lead those people to get it accomplished.

Mercy: A heart to care for and encourage those who are not able to care for themselves and whom no one else would care for. Knowing who to help and when to help.

Word of wisdom: A message, concept, or bit of wisdom that God reveals supernaturally to the recipient. It may or may not be shared with others.

Word of knowledge: A message, concept, or bit of knowledge that God reveals supernaturally to the recipient. It may or may not be shared with others.

Tongues: First use is a supernatural ability to speak another language not known by the believer speaking it. Second use is a supernatural ability to speak another language not known by the believer speaking it; to
build up the body of Christ when the message is interpreted. It is the language
of the Holy Spirit.

Interpretation of tongues: Supernatural ability to make tongues a clear message to all that are present to edify, exhort and comfort the body of Christ.

Prophecy: Supernatural ability to receive a message from God to edify, exhort and comfort the body of Christ or a believer. To speak as moved by the Holy Spirit. Not all prophecies contain predictions about the future.

Working of miracles: The ability to perform supernatural acts by the Spirit of God.

Gifts of healing: Supernatural ability to bring or release healing to a person in their body or soul.

Ability to distinguish between spirits: Supernatural ability to know what is from God and what is not from God. Divine ability to reveal a demonic spirit or influence and bring God's power (Jesus' blood) and God's love (Jesus'
crucifixion and resurrection) in its place.

Faith: Knowing what you hope for, having a conviction about things you cannot see, trusting God, believing God’s Word, and obeying God. (See Hebrews 11)

Feel free to post any that I missed as well as your experiences, thoughts, etc on the subject. Please be sure to comment in Love.