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How to Understand God (HUG)

The monthly focus is a written excerpt taken from one of Jim and Brian’s talks, with a link to listen to the entire talk. In holding to a one-pointed focus on Spirit, each month we post a new written excerpt by either Jim or Brian. The worldwide monthly focus on Spirit helps us collectively deepen our understanding of God.

May 2021 — LET GOD REVEAL ITSELF TO YOU

By JIM GORDON

Monthly Focus ~ 

If we can love it all, if we can let go of the fear of it all, it has no bond on us and we can dwell in that peaceful place within us and nothing of disturbance is going to cause us harm.

 

Full Excerpt ~ Jim Gordon

All these things that you’re running away from inside yourself are an illusion. It’s a make-believe of your mind to keep you controlled, to keep you in fear.

Fear is the energy that keeps us here. Fear is the energy that holds this creation together. But if we can love it all, if we can let go of the fear of it all, it has no bond on us and we can dwell in that peaceful place within us and nothing of disturbance is going to cause us harm.

Yeah, there’s still going to be noise in the world. There’s going to be disturbances in our emotions and in our mind. But, you know how to live now more centered in the Peace of who you are, the Truth of who you are, and the Loving of who you are, and that is going to be different.

The Loving that is your soul, the Loving that you are, is neutral. It’s neutral in nature. It has no charged energy to it – no positive nor negative. Loving just Is. And if we can live in that “Is-ness”, in that neutrality – the charged energies of this lower creation, because this world is a world of polarity, positive and negative, but if we can live in the center of it all and not get caught up in the negative or the positive, we can live more peaceful, more centered, more whole and complete with direction and purpose. And that’s important.

So, if you find yourself caught up in disturbance – somebody comes up and yells at you and blames you and tries to put stuff on you, just in that moment, just keep your eyes open, no problem. Just focus your attention up here (at the seat of the soul) to the Truth of who you are, to your soul, and say, “I am a child of God and as a child of God I live in my Loving, and in my Loving I step forward in action.”

And that’s a key – in action, not reaction, to what is taking place in my life right now. And in action, it may be, turn around and walk away. In action, it may be, step up and share something, say something. In action, it may be just stand there and do nothing until they stop yelling and they get so mad at you because “You’re supposed to get mad! Come on, argue with me! Do something!” And you do nothing. They’ll just walk away saying, “Yep, they’re stupid! They’re crazy! I knew there was something wrong with them”.

And you just, kind of, shake your head and say, “Yep, I am. Thank you”, and walk away.

It’s fine, that way, to stay in your Loving, in that Presence of who you are. Don’t get caught up in the world, because the world’s going to do everything it can to poke you, to stick you, to stab you, to hurt you, to prod you into reaction

This world is a world of reaction. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that, but everywhere you turn it’s reaction – politics, religion, money, relationships, sexual energies; it’s all about reaction.

But if we can live in that quiet centeredness, the world cannot pull us off center so easily. The beautiful thing I found on this Pathway is this: that place of neutrality inside of us really exists and it’s there all the time.

But for many people, it’s like a thin thread of energy. And it’s surrounded by all of this other stuff of the world – the noise, the pain, the anger. It’s all around us.

But, when we go into meditation, we’re going up here to the seat of the soul where this thread of conscious Loving is ever coming forth. And, if we can connect into that and know that Loving, we’re going to find that we will be aware of where that Loving is inside of us, even if it’s just a thread, and that we can get to that place where it is.

You may find that in your daily life, the world swings like a pendulum back and forth, positive, negative, positive, negative, positive, negative, and it’s up to us to find that centered point. You’re going to find eventually, if not right away, you’re going to be consciously swinging back and forth, and you go, “There it is! Oh, shoot! Okay, there it is!”

But, every time you acknowledge it, you give it strength and you allow more of its essence to come down into the physical consciousness. And it will get bigger and bigger and bigger every time you acknowledge it, every time you look for it, every time you choose into it, it’ll get bigger and bigger and bigger.

 

Monthly Focus “going Home work” ~

  1. Do 2.5 hours of daily meditation, and listen to the talk by Jim Gordon titled: LET GOD REVEAL ITSELF TO YOU, 08/25/2019
  2. Listen to the guided meditation by Jim Gordon titled: LET GOD REVEAL ITSELF TO YOU, 08/25/2019
  3. Journal: Answer the following questions (daily): 
  • How are you getting caught up in the world?
  • What fear or disturbance is running in you? 
  • How is the world “yelling” at you, poking at you, hurting you or prodding you into reaction?
  • What can you do to be “in action” to come to a peaceful place of neutrality inside of you?

Contemplation exercise: Contemplate the following statement by Jim Gordon.

“When we go into meditation, we’re going up here to the seat of the soul where this thread of conscious Loving is ever coming forth. And, if we can connect into that and know that Loving, we’re going to find that we will be aware of where that Loving is inside of us, even if it’s just a thread, and that we can get to that place where it is…every time you acknowledge it, you give it strength and you allow more of its essence to come down into the physical consciousness.”

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