Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Eternal Blessings of a Relationship With God

1. I learn about love from the source of all Love.

God loves perfectly so by receiving His Love I learn about the true qualities of love.

I experience the bliss of being loved and nurtured by One who is without addiction, who honours and knows me.

As I receive more of God’s Love I will become more loving towards myself and all of Gods creations.

2. I have a constant and reliable method to determine truth.

I have a way to discern what is moral, ethical and loving in every situation.

Eventually all of the Secrets of the Universe will be revealed to me.

3. I will grow and expand eternally.

4. I will come to know myself.

I will become the beautiful pristine soul that God created me to be. 

In this way I will also automatically serve the world and others since, in our pristine state our unique personality and nature adds love and creativity to God’s Universe.

5. I will attract my soulmate – my perfect partner, created for me by God.

6. I become healthier – emotionally, physically and spiritually.

7. Many other gifts will be added to me e.g. gifts of mediumship, healing, excellence in natural talents like singing etc.

8. I will attract things (events, relationships, gifts) that will cause my growth and ultimately lead to joy and lasting happiness.

9. I will be less and less dependent on my environment and earthly relationships for my happiness and more reliant on my relationship with God to lead me towards greater states of love for myself and others.

This heightens my capacity to give, rather than take from my environment and people in my life.

10. I come to understand the design of my soul and God’s purpose for our existence.

I learn about the power of my will and desire.

I learn how to use my will in harmony with love.

I learn how to create lasting creations, lovingly and powerfully.

11. I begin to teach about God’s Love and God’s Truth simply through the way I live my life.

Through my spirit, words and actions, I automatically confront error and unlovingness whenever I come into contact with them. I don’t have to try or plan, it just happens.

12. I come to live in my soul.

I become more of a ‘feeling being’. My emotions are heightened. I become more sensitive to my own emotional experience as well as being able to sense that of those around me.

13. I learn the power of humility, the importance of Truth and willingly acknowledge and receive the gift of God’s Love.

I respect Gods authority and see His Laws as products of His Love for me.

14. I come to embrace my childlike nature again which opens me to learning freely and with enjoyment. 

This allows me to receive more and more of Gods Truth. 

I am able to learn Truth by observing any part of God’s Creation.


There are so many other benefits to add to the list but this is where my brainstorm ended.
I hope you had fun if you chose to write your own list. 

AJ's discussion didn't cover our whole list so I'm sure there will be a series of talks on this topic.

Thanks to everyone who sent their feedback on the idea of sharing new content here on the blog. I'll do my best and try out a few new things soon. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Something Fun?

It’s a beautiful rainy morning here in Bathurst. AJ is speaking today about “The Eternal Benefits of a Relationship with God” (also totally beautiful I think).

Once we decided on this topic, AJ was still busy working on setting up a computer system, so I sat down alone to brainstorm about the outline. This turned out to be an exercise I thoroughly enjoyed. In fact it was quite emotional, and even motivational. My heart swelled anew at how much I really want this relationship with God.

So I had an idea – to give you guys the opportunity to have your own brainstorm. You could share your reflections in the comments or keep them to yourself. In a few days I’ll post my initial brainstorm list, and once the full PDF outline (far enriched by AJ’s wisdom) is posted to our site I’ll copy you the link.

My rationale for presenting this idea to you is about giving more people the opportunity to engage with the teaching as it is happening no matter where we (or you) are, and in a practical way.

I learn best when:

  • I have already pondered, wondered or asked questions about what is being presented to me i.e. if I have opened up to the topic (which, if you think about how well you received Secrets of the Universe, I’m betting its because you had already spent a long time asking the questions AJ answered in that talk)

  • I am engaged with what is being presented. Either by the material sparking my curiosity, and questions, or that I can see the practical applications of the information I am hearing and learning (remember I’m a pragmatist).

Put simply, I must be involved with my own growth in order for it to occur. (And obviously, I don’t think I’m alone here).

So I’m thinking about adding new content here at the blog – namely sharing practical examples of my (attempts) to live the teachings, as well sharing ways I try to engage my own growth, learning and emotions. If you think this would interest you, send me an email or leave a comment.

I’d also love to hear from you if you feel that publishing written snippets of the talks here, before they reach youtube, enhances or detracts from your experience watching them.

So if you are game, your task today, should you choose to accept it is, to write a list of benefits – ‘The Eternal Benefits of a Relationship with God’. And in the coming days I’ll post my list which I promise I won’t edit from my initial 20 minute brainstorm.

Sending love to you wherever you are,


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Embracing Real Spirituality

We were in Sydney this weekend, and really enjoyed our time here.

Here is just a sneak preview of the material we covered. One interesting point we discussed was that  we can hold onto a Pseudo Spiritual approach to our growth and relationship with God, even when the teachings we follow promote a humble, grounded path.

Real Spirituality vs Pseudo Spirituality

Attributes of Real Spirituality
Attributes of Pseudo Spirituality
Simple, easy to understand
Complex, requires intellectual concentration
Logical, everything makes sense
Illogical, little makes sense
Grounded, relevant in day-to-day life
Mystical & mysterious, flaky & irrelevant
Real, without facade
Fake, promotes & loves facade
Raw, unedited
Embellished, frilly, polished & marketed
Confronts fears & grief
Panders to fear & grief
Meaningful, always causes change
Shallow, no-one has to change
Truly emotional
Intellectual, condemns feeling
Grounded in real feelings
Emotionally histrionic, enjoys fake expression
Powerful, always forces decisions
Weak, light & airy, promotes indecision
Soul condition grows irreversibly
Metaphysical, no soul condition improvement
Unifying, draws all to itself
Exclusive, creates groups & cliques
Appeals to the hearts of all, but few embrace
Appeals to the hearts of few, but many follow
Appeals to truth in all circumstances
Appeals to error, injury & addictions
Humble, requires passion for true self
Arrogant, denies true self & true condition
Down to earth, forces the soul into reality
Self-righteous, inflates the soul into denial
Promotes equality in relationships
Promotes hierarchy in relationships
God-reliant, accepts & trusts God’s Laws
Self-reliant, we become a law unto ourselves
God glorifying, creates awareness of God
Self-glorifying, promotes self interest
Challenges addictions
Promotes addictions
Satisfies the soul
Gratifies the animal
Loving, brings love to all souls
Hurtful, “loves” only a few
We feel good through Love, Truth & Humility
We feel good through spirit attachment
Freely available without monetary demand
Requires payment for all services
Promotes God and God’s Truths
Promotes self & ownership of knowledge
Has substance rather than just words
Uses the words without substance