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.
April 2020 — SEEKING INNER LIGHT
Monthly Focus ~
IT’S ALL A GIFT… GIVE EVERYTHING UP TO GOD!
I know that every time you lift something up, whether it be your depression, your fear, your anger, your frustration; or your loving, your gratitude, your joy, your peace, every time you offer up anything to God, God gives back to you. Because you have now started and are participating in the flow of Loving. In the giving, so shall you receive.
Full Excerpt ~ Jim Gordon
Even in the midst of the darkest place of your existence, in this lifetime or others, the Spiritual Teacher is laughing with you, joyful with you, because the teacher knows that at this point, in the greatest darkness, is where you’re going to begin to seek the greatest Light. And so, there’s great joy in the midst of that.
There’s great rejoicing within the Spiritual Teacher’s heart. And, the one thing that the Spiritual Teacher is ever doing for the soul that it is walking with, it is ever offering that soul back up to God and offering every experience that the soul is going through up to God as a gift.
It’s all a gift, everything. Every experience we have here is a gift that is to be lifted back up to God and say, “And, this is your’s God, thank you. Thank you, Lord. This is yours.” And the more you lift it up to God, the more you give all and everything to God, the more God is able to give to you.
But wait a minute, I’ve got to lift my depression up to God, God’s going to give me more depression? If that’s what it’s going to take to wake you up and to bring you further, then maybe so. Maybe God will bring to you an awareness of just the greatest depth of that depression to bring you even further along the Path towards the Light.
But in truth, I know that every time you lift something up, whether it be your depression, your fear, your anger, your frustration; or your loving, your gratitude, your joy, your peace, every time you offer up anything to God, God gives back to you. Because you have now started and are participating in the flow of Loving. In the giving, so shall you receive.
You may think you’re giving junk to God, you’re giving depression to God, you’re giving doo-doo to God, but you’re not. You are beginning to participate in the movement of Loving. You are beginning to move yourself and share yourself in a way that maybe you haven’t before in this lifetime. And in that movement, Loving begins to wake up inside of you and begins to transform you and change you. And in that movement, you have created a vulnerability within you to allow God’s Loving in and things begin to change.
Monthly Focus “going Home work” ~
- Do 2.5 hours of daily meditation, and listen to the talk by Jim Gordon titled: SEEKING INNER LIGHT 04/04/2006.
- Listen to the guided meditation by Brian Yeakey titled: SEEKING INNER LIGHT 04/04/2006.
- Journal daily:
GOD, TODAY I GIVE UP TO YOU THIS GIFT OF MY ________________. “And, this is your’s God, thank you. Thank you, Lord. This is yours.”
- Peace, etc.