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    Jax
    Keymaster

    This is a slightly long, but good explanation of conscious creating through use of different Will.  It’s written to include multiple perspectives, so it’s quite possible it’ll make sense for some of you in a way that other presentations didn’t.  I’ll post it in a few parts.  Please understand, I did not write this, just passing it along in case it helps. 
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    Quick Manifesting Morsel with Anisa Aven

    Q: Would you elaborate on what you meant when you said you
    find certainty more powerful than faith because you get
    caught up in the “God’s Will not My Will” problem?  I have
    really struggled with the New Thought and Law of Attraction
    concepts because I do still believe in my Christian
    heritage.  So, how do you reconcile God’s Will with our
    continued desire to be and create more through the law of
    attraction?  How does that work?

    A:
    I’ve been pondering this question for a few weeks
    now….wondering if I have the courage to talk about
    something so controversial; wondering if my little mind
    could find a way to articulate my real feelings about God’s
    Will vs. My Will vs. Ego-Will in a succinct enough manner to
    do the question justice.

    Then, as the Divine always does, when I handed my questions
    and doubts over, I was handed the most appropriate response.
    My dear friend, Janis Foley, sent me a lovely book some time
    ago that I finally felt inspired to read – Eat, Pray, Love
    by Elizabeth Gilbert.

    Here’s the excerpt that God wanted me to read and share with
    you:

    “I explained to Iva my personal opinions about prayer.
    Namely, that I don’t feel comfortable petitioning for
    specific things from God, because that feels to me like a
    kind of weakness of faith.  I don’t like asking, “Will you
    change this or that thing in my life that’s difficult for
    me?” Because – who knows?-  God might want me to be facing
    that particular challenge for a reason.  Instead, I feel
    more comfortable praying for the courage to face whatever
    occurs in my life with equanimity, no matter how things turn
    out.

    Iva listened politely, then asked, “Where’d you get that
    stupid idea?”

    “What do you mean?”

    “Where did you get the idea you aren’t allowed to petition
    the universe with prayer?  You are part of this universe,
    Liz.  You’re a constituent – you have every entitlement to
    participate in the actions of the universe, and to let your
    feelings be known.  So put your opinion out there.  Make
    your case.  Believe me — it will at least be taken into
    consideration.”

    —-> Excerpt from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
    (brilliant book – a must read!)

    As conscious creators seeking to live the highest and best,
    intending to fulfill our life’s purpose – we are ALWAYS
    seeking to align with God’s Will – which in fact, is also
    OUR will (our highest Will that is.)

    We are not separate from God’s Will.  God’s Will is always
    the highest aligned experience of Love, Peace, Joy,
    Prosperity, Wellness, Wisdom, Beauty, and Wholeness.  And,
    our Will is always the highest aligned experience of the
    same.

    I do not want to suggest that we always get our highest
    desire, we do not.  However, we do get what we are most
    vibrationally aligned with – without exception.

    I can’t speak for you but I was taught that the Man upstairs
    ‘works in mysterious ways’ and that as a good Christian, I
    wasn’t to question His methods but to know that He has His
    reasons for inflicting suffering when He does.  I was taught
    that God’s Will was separate from mine, just as we are
    separate from Him.

    I know I’ve shared with you that my best friend was killed
    in a terrible car wreck when I was 13.  The best intended
    comfort was not very comforting: “God’s Will is difficult to
    understand sometimes.”

    All I could think was, “WHAT?!  How the hell could anyone
    say that it was God’s Will to rip my beautiful friend away
    from me, and leave her family devastated?!?!”

    Then of course I had to think of the other tragedies in my
    life and when I thought of some long-bearded man sitting on
    his throne randomly dishing out consequences I rebelled.
    Why would He choose to save the two men that shot my
    grandfather in cold blood while moments later allowing my
    friend to die young in a car crash?!?  What I really wanted
    was for God to come right down here and chat with my fist a
    minute or two.

    It was the crazy thought that God was somewhere else handing
    out random judgments about who would be ‘punished’ and who
    would be stricken with terminal illness and who would be
    widowed early etc. that worked me into frenzy.  Where’s the
    congruency between, God is loving and just and random acts
    of wrath?

    I felt angry and never reconciled the teachings of “God is
    Just” with “God also likes to play Craps with our lives for
    fun; but don’t be mad at God he really loves you.”

    What?!?!

    This still doesn’t make sense to me. Of course, I’ve been
    denounced for my questioning and sinful ways –“You are not
    to question God’s word; only to trust it.”

    But, did I actually HAVE God’s word? Or, did I have the
    words as interpreted and translated hundreds if not
    thousands of times, by various leaders with vastly different
    motives, through the ages?

    #150744
    Jax
    Keymaster

    part 2
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    I decided to start looking secretly for more answers.  I’m
    not suggesting that my path should be your path.  However,
    if you intend to be a masterful conscious creator then
    overcoming the idea that God’s Will is separate from our
    Highest Will is required, one way or another.

    “I am a free being, choosing to align my will with God’s
    will.” – Kabballah Affirmation

    When we align with God’s Will (our highest will) there’s
    never strife, ego, selfishness, fear, doubt, guilt, shame,
    envy, poverty etc.  The highest vibration of life contains
    all that is Good and thus the highest Will of all includes
    bliss, love, acceptance, peace, wholeness, and prosperity.

    Unlike the idea that we humans are inherently bad and born
    sinners, it is actually our highest path to be aligned with
    the consciousness of Love and Peace; the consciousness of
    the Christ Mind within.

    Ernest Holmes, founder of The Science of Mind, explains it
    this way:

    “We Believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one
    indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This One
    manifests Itself in and through all creation but is not
    absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body
    of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the
    infinite selfknowingness of God. We Believe in the
    incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that all people
    are incarnations of the One Spirit. We Believe in the
    eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the
    individual soul, forever and ever expanding. We Believe that
    heaven is within us and that we experience it to the degree
    that we become conscious of IT. We Believe the ultimate goal
    of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of
    every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by
    all. We Believe in the unity of all life, and that the
    highest God and the innermost God is one God. We Believe
    that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling
    Presence. We Believe in the direct revelation of Truth
    through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the
    individual, and that any person may become a revealer of
    Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God. We
    Believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates
    through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that
    we are surrounded by the Creative Mind which receives the
    direct impress of our thought and acts upon it. We Believe
    in the healing of the sick through the Power of this Mind.
    We Believe in the control of conditions through the Power of
    this Mind. We Believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal
    Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
    We Believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own
    destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.”

    The old version of God’s Will as separate from us, simply
    isn’t congruent with the Conscious Creators intention of
    understanding and accepting our Unlimited Potential as
    Divine Children of an All-Providing father/mother/God.

    “I am a channel of transmission, gathering and passing on
    all that comes to and through me for the good, to other
    living beings and to the next generation.” Kabbalah
    Affirmation

    On the other hand, we also have this ego-will that rears its
    head – and this is NOT God’s Will/Our Highest Will. The ego-
    will looks at our life and judges our circumstances as wrong
    or unfair and then says, “I don’t accept this.  I want
    more.” But, the ego-will says I want more from this bratty
    place of “I’m entitled because I believe I should have this
    and if I don’t get it then I’m going to throw a fit.”

    The fit comes in many forms: working harder, judging others,
    bemoaning our life, and overall a general denial of SOURCE
    as our one and only supply. There’s a difference between
    relying on my will (ego-will) – where I am determined to
    rely on only my strength and my own abilities, vs. when I
    rely on God’s Will (My Highest Will).  When I rely on God’s
    Will, the entire Universe dances with delight on my
    playground and my True Self of unlimited potential shows up
    to lead the fun!

    OH – stop!  Let’s not forget to address the benefit of Faith
    in God’s Will!  I have to take a moment to celebrate the
    Power of Faith and the Brilliant gift of real, Faith.

    If we choose to accept that there’s always a Divine Order
    and thus we accept that God’s Will is at hand and therefore
    part of the Divine Plan that is Just, and Good, and
    Reliable, then we learn to leverage that all critical law of
    allowing (law of detachment) principle called FAITH!

    This is WHY prayer and handing it over to God, is so
    incredibly powerful!  Most of us have these limiting beliefs
    about ourselves.  We still believe that we are not worthy of
    all that we desire; that we are not good enough and not
    talented, smart, lovable enough etc.

    When we criticize our own worth, we disconnect from our
    Highest-Will (God’s Will).  Thus, we experience that
    disconnection in the form of self-doubt and all the limited
    resources that this doubt manifests in our lives.

    For many, it’s FAR easier to have FAITH in a separate but
    Good, Loving, Omnipotent God than to reconcile our own self-
    esteem. In this situation, DO NOT worry about whether or NOT
    you believe that the spiritual power is within you –
    continue to work the system that works for you!  If it’s
    easier to say God is Great and therefore I trust in His/Her
    Power – run with it! And, if you desire to be a conscious
    creator with greater flexibility to employ the principles of
    attraction, then start to build that bridge between your
    self-love and your love of the Divine.

    #150745
    Jax
    Keymaster

    part 3
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    Now, for my progressive Christian friends who think I’m
    walking an uncomfortably fine-line here – this is NOT so
    different than what Jesus says throughout his teachings:

    Jesus said to him, “‘If you are able?’ Everything is
    possible for the person who believes!” – Mark 9:23

    And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your
    faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of
    a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from
    here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be
    impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20 Jesus said to her, “Did I
    not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory
    of God?” – John 11:40 Now you’re really going to think I’ve
    crossed the line because I’m going to follow bible verses
    with a Clint Eastwood quote -‘ “A good man knows his
    limitations.”

    What?!  How does ‘limitations’ work when we are supposed to
    be unlimited beings capable of attracting and creating
    anything our heart desires? Because, we, in our ego-will,
    are separate from God and are therefore limited.  However,
    when we combine our will with God’s will, we become one.  It
    is in this oneness that we NEVER have to question whether or
    not our goals are on their way because “it is done”. It is
    in this oneness that we can relax and let the Divine Order
    take the wheel, because “It is done.”  It is in this oneness
    that we can trust in the Divine Timing of the situation and
    look at every experience as the perfect manifestation for
    our highest growth at the moment, for our growth is assured,
    our goals are certain, and “It is done.”

    You are a Divine Child of an all-providing
    Father/Mother/God.  It is done.

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    #150768
    Magdelene Nashira
    Participant

    I think the main thing that is important with my relationship to God regarding His will, my own will, is that I have to approach Him in truth.  If it is my will that I want something I truthfully tell Him so.  He’s God.  It’s not like He doesn’t know what I want.  I think it is also a mistake to just assume you know what God’s answer is.  Something I’ve experienced in talking to other Chistians is that sometimes people see God with sort of a “vending machine” mentality.  They think of Him as something that if you put a dollar in and press a certain button you get this product.  But God doesn’t work that way.  He has a brain, critical thinking skills, decision making, etc, just like we do.  Not only that but He is unlimited so he could come up with an unlimited amount of choices for how He chooses to respond.  So all in all it is a waste of time to approach Him without the truth.  What I find in a lot of cases is that I am the one who really didn’t know what she truly wanted and what happens is that I become enlightened to find there is a better way or that there is a deeper spiritual layer to whatever I was concerned with in the first place.

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