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 2023 — CREATOR OF YOUR HAPPINESS
Monthly Focus ~
Make no mistake about it, this Pathway of Sound and Light is a Path of Soul Liberation. But realize the things that we, as the soul, need to do to move into the liberation, and what all that is; from all the personal, even mundane things in the world, to the very sacred and profound in that inner journey through the different realms of God’s creation.
Full Excerpt ~
Knowing, Wisdom, Truth; it is all experience. It is not affirmations or words. It is only through the experience do we gain that understanding. Then we could care less about belief systems and knowledge and information, and then we realize that all those things are tools to assist us on our journey in this world. The more we can have those tools line up with the truth of our experience, the better servants they are for our souls journey though this world. But most of the time we’re utilizing all these tools not knowing how to really work them, and, just like Jim talked about ‘the whisper in the ear’, ‘the tap on the shoulder’ and ‘the two by four’ – so here’s a question. Is that God doing that to us or are we doing it to ourselves when we get the “two by four”? Maybe God is just whispering and we’re doing the “two by four” with a hammer or something. And even a lot of us on this spiritual journey (think), “Get that spiritual eye open! Bang, bang, bang!” Because we think if we do, there’s going to be the magic and we won’t have any problems anymore; life will get easy, no more problems. Well that’s true, there’s never ever been a problem to begin with. Again we just don’t realize it.
So, truly this is a pathway of awakening…of awakening. It’s a pathway of awakening. There’s no problem. It’s just called “wake up”! Take a look, listen, observe, and in that you are going to awaken because you’re allowing yourself the experience. It’s only when we resist the experience we’re keeping the door closed to that awakening to really know what is going on. To really know. When you really know, you really have freedom and then you fear nothing. You don’t fear Lucifer, the Devil, Satan, and you don’t fear the darkness.
I’ve been in the deepest darkest places. I’ve been in the underworld. I’ve been at the bottom of the ocean consciously, fully. Because those are the areas we need to go to know the Truth that we can never die, and that we are Eternal. To know that even in the darkness, where there is nothing there, nothing but the experience of fear and darkness but yet, there you are – you are aware of yourself, you’re conscious, you’re alive, there’s a level of awareness and then you go, “Oh my God, I can breathe. Oh, I’m alive. I’m buried. I’m at the center of the Earth, or at least I’m a hundred feet under the dirt here, more than six feet under.” It’s often those experiences that we need to allow ourselves to have, rather than resist, to really get that freedom that we are seeking.
Make no mistake about it, this Pathway of Sound and Light is a Path of Soul Liberation. But realize the things that we, as the soul, need to do to move into the liberation, and what all that is: from all the personal, even mundane things in the world, to the very sacred and profound in that inner journey through the different realms of God’s creation.
But a big part of it is just handling our own ten percent, as we say, our own personal stuff. And as we do that, the doors within us, we open the doors by handling all this, as Jim was sharing, so that we can begin to now have other experiences in God’s kingdoms and creations. Those are all the other realms we talk about: the astral, the causal, the mental, the etheric, the Soul, the Ocean of Loving; the Spiritual Realms. In order to experience all that, we need to do all of it to handle everything. You can’t avoid any of this, but you can’t make it happen either, but you can be a willing participant.
So, for New Year’s resolutions, instead of resolutions maybe it’s just a list of things to do: “Well, I’m going to confront my fear. Well, I’m going to be grateful for Satan. Well, I’m going to be grateful for all the mess in my life and have a good laugh.” Some people hurt me, some people call me names, and I say “Thank you, I deserve that.” It’s my way to play with allowing it to be and taking it in. I’ve done it so much now, people say, “It’s Brian’s fault,” and I say, “Yep, it’s my fault.” But then I get all the joy and the loving that comes with it because guess what? God’s in all of it.
God’s in all of it. So what are we choosing to do? Are we choosing the God that is in all things – the things that we even look at as negative or bad? Or, are we choosing just to see that belief system or projection of the negative or bad? “Oh, well, I thought there was negative and bad, and then good and light things. There’s the light and the darkness, right? Was that the light and the darkness or the light in the darkness? Oh, that’s interesting. Is that God in the darkness? Are you saying God is the darkness?” Well, what did I just say earlier? God’s in all things.
So, we’ve got to go into the darkness to experience our oneness with God that is there (in the darkness). And you’ll find your liberation. Believe me. Don’t believe me. Go and find out. It gets to be fun. Every time, now, I go into these experiences I’ll start flying up through the Realms of Spirit and then all of a sudden that energy that’s bringing me up it disappears, and I start falling. I say, “Awhh! Here we go!” First I start “Awhh!” That’s my reaction. I say, “Op! I’m not doing that anymore. Alright God I surrender!” And I look forward to what the experience is going to be. “Am I going to get ripped to shreds and eaten up and spit out? Am I just going to fall into a pool of golden light? I don’t know? Am I going to go to the bottom of the ocean or be buried alive again? How many times have I done that? Okay, let’s do it again! Yeah!”
I’m not kidding. Every single time I surrender more, I come to a greater place of freedom and actually have fun with what looks like even the most negative experiences. Every time I do, I come out that much freer, that much more awake. And then that journey I’ve walked has also helped to lay a path for others to walk as well. That’s why Jim and I share what we share, because that Path that we have walked, this Path of Sound and Light, is a Path that all souls walk. And God’s going to work the way God’s going to work with each of us, each of our souls.
Monthly Focus “going Home work” –
- Do 2.5 hours daily meditation, and listen to the talk by Brian Yeakey titled: CREATOR OF YOUR HAPPINESS 11/11/2012
- Listen to the guided meditation by Brian Yeakey titled: CREATOR OF YOUR HAPPINESS 11/11/2012
- Journaling exercises and daily actions of surrender to move into greater freedom:
- Make a list of everything you are grateful for that you know is moving you towards greater freedom.
- What is happening in your life right now? Are you choosing to see God in it or the world?
- Are you choosing Loving or fear?
4. Contemplation exercise:
- So what are we choosing to do? Are we choosing the God that is in all things – the things that we even look at as negative or bad? Or, are we choosing just to see that belief system or projection of the negative or bad? …God’s in all things.