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 2018 — THE ONE WAY, GOD’S WAY
Monthly Focus ~
GIVE TIME & ATTENTION TO THE SPIRITUAL ACTIONS
You are Soul, and your Soul wants to go back to its point of origin, which is God. And you, through all your experiences not just in this lifetime but others as well, have come to realize that this isn’t where the Soul calls Home.
So, it really is simply a matter of where we choose to spend our time, our focus, our attention in that spiritual action: more on loving, accepting and forgiving, morea on the actions of meditation, more on that action of the Soul’s return Home to God, or are we going to keep spending all the time focused in the world and trying to fix all the problems of the world that never seem to end?
Full Excerpt ~
The action that we’re doing in Inner Light Ministries is a very rare one you’re going to find, in the truest sense, around the world. There are places in the world, and always have been throughout the ages, but the action that we are doing here really is about the action of the Soul returning back into the Spiritual Kingdom. When we talk about meditation, the Sacred Name of God, the Sound and the Light of God, the Holy Spirit, the Soul, the Heart of God, this is all the terminology to give you an idea of what we’re doing. But then we’ve got to bring that idea to life so it becomes a living reality, and the living reality of what we attempt to do here and what we always share and talk about is that action of the Soul, that divine spark, that is inhabiting this body here (at the seat of the soul), and it’s return back into the Spiritual Realm, back to it’s true Home.
This body has a birth, and this body has a death, but that which gives it life is because it enters here (at the seat of the soul) and then when it leaves here (at the seat of the soul), the body dies. But that, that gives life, is the part that we are concerned about in Inner Light Ministries, because that part is the divine spark, the Living Loving Essence of God, of who we each are truly as that Soul, that divine spark of God. That is what we concern ourselves with here, in the action that we are doing here in ILM. We have one sole purpose; pun intended. What we’re doing in ILM and really the purpose that the Soul has when it is ready because it is coming towards the end of it’s journey through this physical creation, there will come a point, in time and space, in which the Soul is ready now to really begin the journey Home, back into the Spiritual creation.
“God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was void and without form”. So God created the heavens. That’s the Spiritual universe, in which we are talking about here, of the Soul going back to. And God created the earth, or the realm of time and space, and that’s where we find ourselves. So we’ve come out of the Spiritual creation into the physical creation and, believe me, that journey just through this physical creation, for each divine spark here, is quite long. But at some point, we’re going to have fulfilled the experiences, have learned the lessons of why we’ve come into this aspect of God’s creation, and once we’re coming towards the end of that, we’re going to begin to be stirred awake now, to begin to want to pursue that action of Spirit, rather than the actions in the world.
It is all one movement of God’s Loving, and that movement of God’s Loving has come into this creation, through the Holy Spirit, and it is us that have come in through the Holy Spirit into this creation to have experience, and then as that movement of the Holy Spirit begins it’s journey back, well, it’s gonna bring us with it. That’s why we call it a River of Loving. We are each traveling in that River of Loving. It is so amazingly vast and yet so specific at the same time. That’s why, in here, you will hear us talk about the greater action of creation itself, as well as just the individualized journey of the Soul through all of God’s creation, because we are trying to give you the bigger picture for your understanding, but also then to focus in on your own individualized journey. Because that individualized journey is about you, that is God in expression through the bigger picture. So it can help to understand the bigger picture, but the truth is you really only need to know about you and your journey.
You want to know what your purpose is? Your purpose is to wake up and to discover who you are; who you really are. Not who you think you are. Not how you feel about yourself. Not what you think about yourself, because who you really are has nothing to do with your thoughts and feelings. The problem is we’ve made it about what we think about ourselves and how we feel about ourselves, and most of us don’t feel good about ourselves. Or, at times, we do feel good about ourselves. But then something happens and we don’t feel good about ourselves; and up and down, all around, we’re always going. It’s always changing, but who we really are doesn’t change in the essence of who we are. The only difference is: the truth of who we are gains experience and that’s what we could call “the wisdom of the Soul”, but it is that wisdom of the Soul that we are gaining through our journey in any realm of God’s creation. Those of us here, this is where we find ourselves. So here we are learning about this physical creation through our experience. But those of you listening, you’re beginning that journey, or you have been already doing the journey for a while of now the greater spiritual action of the return.
I hope I’m being clear. It’s all a spiritual action, but we try to differentiate the real movement of Spirit inside, rather than the movement of Spirit through the physical world; they’re two different things. We each have to begin to get greater clarity and understanding in that, so that we can begin to know how we can really support ourselves more spiritually, rather than always just trying to make our physical lives better. I’ve said it over the years, “One day you’re going to realize the more you make your life about the spiritual action, you’re going to begin to discover that then all the things in your physical life are going to start to balance out and work for you.” But the harder you work at your physical life, the harder it seems to get. The more you work at your spiritual life, the more the physical life just begins to, I’m gonna say, “smooth out”. But a lot of you say, “Yeah, you’re crazy. It seems like when I do Spirit I’ve got more turmoil, stress, and whatever challenge going on, than ever”.
Well, that’s because the challenge is the mind, the emotions, the imagination, and the body and all that’s wrapped up in that, that we’ve been so focused in, is very challenged to now let go of all that and say, “I’m going to focus now on God and my Soul, and my Soul’s return Home to that Spiritual Kingdom”. The challenge is just the letting go of all those things we thought we wanted, that we needed, our purpose in this life physically.
Well, that’s not the challenge. The challenge is not a spiritual challenge. It is not challenging to do Spirit. It is just challenging for these levels of the ego-consciousness to let go for that spiritual action to take place. But the more we can give to the spiritual action of Loving God and allowing God to Love us, the more it helps to “smooth out” those struggles and challenges that the ego goes through in the letting go. And that’s the funny thing, because that’s why I say, “the harder we work at things the more struggle it causes”. We still have to work at things. The difference is if you work more in Spirit it makes the struggles of this world smooth out and easier.
So, it really is simply a matter of where we choose to spend our time, our focus, our attention in that spiritual action: more on loving, accepting and forgiving, more on the actions of meditation, more on that action of the Soul’s return Home to God, or are we going to keep spending all the time focused in the world and trying to fix all the problems of the world that never seem to end?
That’s what Brian and I are here doing, in ILM. We are doing what we can to share from our experience, both inward and outward, so that you can begin to free yourself of this land, of this creation, and to begin to know the greater Truth of who you are and to allow that stirring inside of you to really get directed in it’s rightful position of action, which is returning Home to God.
We all have a stirring. Everybody in this world has a stirring, a desire, a need, a want, and they’re chasing after it, all of us. We’re chasing after it. But, for some reason you have now turned around and started going in a different direction than most people. You’re looking for the answer inside, not outside anymore. You’re looking for the answer inside yourself, and you’re beginning to find the answer.
And, what is the answer? Well, let’s get the envelope and open it up and see! It’s a very simple answer: You are Soul, and your Soul wants to go back to its point of origin, which is God. And you, through all your experiences not just in this lifetime but others as well, have come to realize that this isn’t where the Soul calls Home.
Monthly Focus “going Home work” ~
- Do two and a half hours of meditation daily, and then listen to the talk titled: THE ONE WAY, GOD’S WAY 03/18/2018 by Brian Yeakey & Jim Gordon
- Listen to the meditation titled: THE ONE WAY, GOD’S WAY 03/18/2018 by Brian Yeakey
- Journaling Exercise: Journal what you are going to do to give more time and more attention to the spiritual actions: on loving, accepting and forgiving, on the actions of meditation, on that action of the Soul’s return Home to God.