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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.

January 2021 — LIVING EACH DAY FROM SOUL

By JIM GORDON

Monthly Focus ~ 

Ask yourself, “What would my soul do?”

I ask you, in every given moment of your life, what would your soul do right now? What would your soul choose to do? What would your soul choose to eat? What would your soul choose to say with this person? What would your soul choose as an action in this moment for your life’s fulfillment? That’s the real question! 

What would your soul do? What is your soul doing? Is your soul participating in your life? Are you, as soul, doing or are you doing from another level of self of this physical nature?

 

Full Excerpt ~ Jim Gordon  (On audio recording Jim’s talk Part 3)

God is first in all things for me, and I want God first and foremost in all things for you. But it’s your choice to put God first. It’s your choice to have God first. It’s your choice to let God be present in all you do. 

Years ago people were wearing bracelets. And on those bracelets, it had four letters on it, and it stood for “What would Jesus do?” WWJD – What would Jesus do? Well, I ask you, in every given moment of your life, what would your soul do right now? What would your soul choose to do? What would your soul choose to eat? What would your soul choose to say with this person? What would your soul choose as an action in this moment for your life’s fulfillment? That’s the real question! 

What would your soul do? What is your soul doing? Is your soul participating in your life? Are you, as soul, doing or are you doing from another level of self of this physical nature? Pay attention and see and you’re going to find very quickly that the soul is going to say, “Well, I don’t really need to do that. I don’t really need to eat that. That’s not really going to serve me. Let’s go here. Let’s do that. Let’s meditate some more. Let’s be out in service with others. Let’s do this action. Let’s participate over here with this group because they’re part of the spiritual family and these people are not.”

And in that way, you’re going to begin to live the true spiritual life that you’re longing for. But remember, it’s all very subtle. You have to follow that subtle energy. But after a while, it’s a very dynamic energy and it’s one that you will learn to truly follow after – to listen to that voice, to follow that flow of Loving, to move into the direction of that Loving and that voice is taking you.

It just takes time. It takes patience. It takes perseverance. This Path is one of unfolding in awakening. 

I wish I could snap my fingers and you’d wake up from this great hypnotic trance that you’ve been in, and you would now be awake and present and conscious in the fullness of yourself and know yourself as Soul, and it would be done.

It sure would make my life a lot easier and it would make Brian’s life a lot easier if it really worked that way. But the lord of this creation doesn’t allow us to snap our fingers and bring you out of the trance. 

The lord of this creation says, “If you want out of here, you’re going to have to find your way out of here. I’ve laid a lot of traps, you’ve created a lot of illusion, you figure it out! You find your way out of this trap. You find your way out of this place. You see if you can wake up and stay awake. I’ll put you back to sleep. I’ll sing you a lullaby. I’ll do a hypnotic trance on you once again. I’ll fill you with chocolate cake so you just can’t move. I’ll do whatever it takes,” is what the lord of this creation is going to say to you.

And all you have to say is, “That’s fine. I’m following the Lord because the Lord is before me in all that I do. God is first in all that I do.” 

And the more you put God first in all that you do, the more God will be present in all that you do – in your choices, in your actions, in your daily life.

 

Monthly Focus “going Home work” ~

  1. Do 2.5 hours of daily meditation, and listen to the talk by Jim Gordon titled: LIVING EACH DAY FROM SOUL 09/20/2005
  2. Listen to the guided meditation by Brian Yeakey titled: LIVING EACH DAY FROM SOUL 09/20/2005
  3. Journal the following (daily): 
  • Contemplate first the following statement by Jim, and then write your awareness: Are you, as soul, doing or are you doing from another level of self of this physical nature? Pay attention and see and you’re going to find very quickly that the soul is going to say, “Well, I don’t really need to do that. I don’t really need to eat that. That’s not really going to serve me. Let’s go here. Let’s do that. Let’s meditate some more. Let’s be out in service with others. Let’s do this action. Let’s participate over here with this group because they’re part of the spiritual family and these people are not.” 
  • Think of a situation you are in a disturbance and reaction with and ask yourself, “What would my soul do?” Journal your soul’s answer to that question.

4. Setting Your Intention for Daily Meditation

Use the quotes below as a guide in how you can approach your meditation, and write your own statement of intention for your daily meditation:

  • You have to follow that subtle energy. But after awhile it’s a very dynamic energy, and it’s one that you will learn to truly follow after – to listen to that voice, to follow that flow of Loving, to move into the direction of that Loving and that voice is taking you.
  • It just takes time. It takes patience. It takes perseverance. This Path is one of unfolding in awakening.

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