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Join A Global “Weather Team”


THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MUCH OF

  • Alabama
  • Northwest Georgia
  • Southeast Mississippi
  • Southern Middle Tennessee

Above is an actual news alert published by the National Weather Service warning that lives could be lost and property are in danger of being destroyed.

Since it warns us of ever changing and potentially life-threatening weather conditions, some folk think the National Weather Service is a godsend. I appreciate them, but I confess that whenever I see or hear the word conditions, an internal buzzer goes off – something like the smoke detector in my kitchen when the fillets sizzling in the grill pan get a little smoky.

When you hear or read the words “weather conditions” does something seem a little fishy? Something is! The phrase suggests an impossibility. The Infinite All, which we call God, is changeless and unconditioned. Yet the weather, conditioned by many factors, supposedly changes. So here’s where we are left: Either the Allness of God is a lie or so-called weather conditions are a lie. For you, which is it?

Many years ago, during the Winter months, two members of my congregation and I formed a “Weather Team.” Here’s how we defined our purpose: “to realize and acknowledge that right where changing weather and weather extremes seem to be, GOD IS, LOVE IS, JOY IS, PEACE IS.”

We stayed with the Truth that the only condition is the UNCONDITIONED ONE; the only Environment is GOD enjoying its own unchallenged being and presence; and the only experience is LOVE experiencing Itself. Every day, for months, we joined together knowing that this IS the reality right where changing weather conditions seemed to be. Our prayers were very effective.

After two years, the “team” disbanded. However, you and I can be a team simply by daily reminding ourselves that there are no weather conditions. There is just God. – the Unconditioned One.

Knowing The Freeing Truth

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That Old Feeling

The feeling that an all-powerful God is sheltering us in His loving arms while we go through dark and troubled times is a comforting feeling – I guess. Note the word feeling.

Many have moved from the traditional idea of God as a being separate and apart from them to an understanding that God is All. “But Allen,” they complain, “I miss that comforting feeling I got from my old-time religion God.”

Did Those Feelings Help You?

Those comforting feelings of a Savior leading you beside still waters and making you lie down in green pastures, how did that work for you? Did those feelings eliminate the pain or merely make it more endurable? Did those feelings “cure” the cancer? Did they put money in the bank account?

Feelings Defined

Think about it. Feelings are based on a reaction to some real or imagined circumstance. Psychology Today defines a feeling this way: “Feelings can be defined as a person’s response to the emotion that comes from the perception of a situation.” Feelings are always at the mercy of something seemingly outside of yourself. Yes, sometimes even a “God” outside of yourself.

God Is Changeless

Feelings are like weather vanes – constantly changing with the currents of “outer” stimulation. Yet your Holy Bible reveals a changeless God – “I am the Lord thy God, and I change not.” The mere fact that feelings are changeable is a clue that they have nothing to do with God – a changeless God. Changeable feelings about a changeless God is an indication that we’ve headed down a dark pathway toward a dead end. Stop!

The Power Is In The Knowing

Knowledge is power. You’ve heard that said. Christ Jesus said it this way, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.”

Do you need to be free from lack? Know the Truth.
Do you need to be free from some hopeless situation? Know the Truth.
Do you need to be free from a dis-ease? Know the Truth.

That’s the power of Knowledge. Christ Jesus did not say you shall feel a particular way and your feelings will free you. He said, “You shall know the truth.” And that truth sets you free.

There is, as you know, a difference between merely saying “I am the Presence of Infinite Goodness” and experiencing this as a living fact. It’s one thing to feel this statement is true, but another to KNOW it is true.

Every statement of Truth you’ve ever read will be just a statement – one that even a well-trained parrot can repeat. Saying the statement can give you a rush of good feelings. However, in times of seeming trouble, those statements will be as effective as fighting a lion with a feather duster. Conversely, when you KNOW that the statement you are saying is the absolute Truth, it fleshes itself out as a living reality in your experience.

Giving Up The Lesser For The Greater

Although there lacks that feeling of a helping, saving and comforting God, you have redeemed it for something of greater value: KNOWLEDGE. And with this KNOWLEDGE is FREEDOM. But don’t be confused. This is not a freedom from some illusory power. It is a freedom to enjoy the majesty of your True nature.

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All Hands On Deck — Hurricane Alert

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an “All Hands On Deck” post.  After reading the news of the expected devastation due to the hurricane in Texas, I am asking that you join with me knowing that:

  • All activity is Love (God) being active.
  • So-called weather signifies Love’s Presence, Activity and Substance.
  • All activity is the One Infinite, Indivisible Presence in action. By Activity’s indivisible nature, there is no such thing as havoc and destruction.
  • Truth’s Allness precludes any other presence and power

Thank you.