Friday, October 7, 2011

The Art of Being

Still your hearts and minds to enable My truths to flow in and through you, revealing My Light to lighten your way into the path of righteousness. Let there be no strain as you put this into practice, simply Be; for Being is believing, Being is allowing Me to use you as I will. So learn the art of Being, and Doing will spring forth from this Being. ~ written by Eileen Caddy

*Living or Waiting?* from "Walk in Dry Places" by Mel B

What is the real secret of living 24 hours at a time? Isn't it really a
matter of feeling completely comfortable in the present rather than
believing that happiness depends on something in the future?

Whatever our situation today, it's something we must live through and deal
with effectively. We may be overlooking many wonderful things in our present
life simply because we believe we need some exciting experience that can
only come later on.

We also might be overlooking present opportunities because we're spending
too much time in the past. The past, whether it was good or bad, is beyond
our control.

Our mission is to live effectively and happily today. We can do this best
when we realize that yesterday and tomorrow don't really exist - today is
all we can be sure of.

*I'll live today in the present, handling every problem as well as I can and
enjoying every experience that comes to me.*

Sunday, October 2, 2011


A time comes in your life when you finally get…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child quieting down after a tantrum, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes.
This is your awakening.
You realize it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to magically appear over the next horizon.
You realize that in the real world there aren’t always fairy tale endings, and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you…and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.
You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are…and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions.
You learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.
You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you – or didn’t do for you – and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.
You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and everything isn’t always about you.
So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself…and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.
You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.
You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.
You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with.
You learn that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for you next fix.
You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.
You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not your job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.
Then you learn about love. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You learn that alone does not mean lonely.
You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.
You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs.
You learn that your body really is your temple. You begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drinking more water, and take more time to exercise.
You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul. So you take more time to laugh and to play.
You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you deserve, and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.
More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You learn that no one can do it all alone, and that it’s OK to risk asking for help.
You learn the only thing you must truly fear is fear itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.
You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom.
You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people…and you learn not to always take it personally.
You learn that nobody’s punishing you and everything isn’t always somebody’s fault. It’s just life happening. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.
You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.
You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.
Then, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than you heart’s desire.
You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.
You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.
Finally, with courage in you heart, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
© Author unknown

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‎*Show me They Glory in the Struggle & Mercy and Grace triumph over Judgement!* ~ 


Friday, March 11, 2011

Being a Caring Parent to Your Inner Child ~ Soothing Your Inner Child

Jane Rowan
Getting in touch with our inner children is not always easy. At first it might seem that
they just want to cry and cry. This is natural. The parts of us that were split off at a
young age had to go away for good reasons—abuse, fear, neglect, misunderstanding.
These young parts were not allowed to express their overwhelming feelings, so they
took the feelings away with them.

When we invite these lost inner children back into our lives, we have to be ready for 

them to express a lot of distress. But what do we do then?

How Do We Soothe the Inner Child?

First of all, it is a process and it won’t get done all at once. You need to learn how to
parent your own particular inner children. They will teach you what they need as time
goes on. You will have to be just as patient as if you had adopted a real child with a
troubled background.

Second, you need to take those feelings extremely seriously. “Soothing” the child does
not mean saying, “There, there, dear. It’s OK. Stop crying.” You may have heard voices
like that in your past, but your job is to be a different kind of parent, one who really
listens to the child’s feelings. The first part of soothing is to hear the feelings. The child
might not be able to tell you why she or he feels sad or angry or scared. Your job is to pay
attention to the feelings.

If you can, find a safe a quiet place where you can literally sit down and listen. Let the
feelings emerge. Accept all of them, even though it is painful. If you can’t bear all of it at 
once, tell the child that you will listen for ten minutes, or five, or two minutes. Then 
promise the child to make another time later to listen some more.

As the feelings emerge, focus on loving the child who is entrusting you with these valuable
and vulnerable emotions. Tell the child that you are proud of her or him for coming forth.
Sometimes you may feel completely overwhelmed and inside the feelings, like your are
being the child. That’s OK. If you can manage to stay in that place, try to do so. See if you
can detect any shift where you might feel a little more like a grownup holding the child.

Here’s Where the Soothing Comes In:

  • Value all those difficult feelings and validate them.
  • Let your body express the love you have for this child by holding a pillow or stuffed
    animal, rocking, humming, stroking, doing anything you’d do to comfort an actual 
  • Trust your instincts on this. Let the child tell you what feels good to her or him.
  • Don’t let any critical voices tell you that it’s silly to rock and hum a lullaby.
  • It’s not silly—it is valuable practice in loving yourself.
You will need to do this practice over and over as your inner child 
gradually learns to trust you.

Over time you will learn to be the caring parent that this child never had. 

You will share your future with the wonderful, free, and loving spirit that 
is your inner child.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Metamorphosized! ~ Patricia King:

This is a year of transition. Transitions often are remarkable, wonderful, and glorious, once you are through them. Recently I was helping a friend process some things regarding a transition season they were currently experiencing. The Lord gave me a clear word for her: "You are in a process of metamorphosis."
Many are Experiencing Spiritual Metamorphosis
Over the next 24 hours I received a word of knowledge that many in the Body are currently experiencing this spiritual metamorphosis.
The proverbial example used to describe this process is that of the caterpillar in its cocoon. It enters the cocoon as a caterpillar but exits a butterfly. It is a brand new creature when the process is completed. Everything about it is different. It enters as a crawling creature that consumes and destroys plants and exits a graceful butterfly that deposits life-giving pollen, granting plants and trees reproduction and fruitfulness.The metamorphosis transformed a consumer into a producer of life and beauty.
Liquefied and Disintegrated
During the transition in the cocoon, the caterpillar literally liquefies. In the cocoon, the old disintegrates and the new takes form and shape. When the process is complete, it breaks out of the cocoon and emerges as a beautiful creature symbolizing freedom and new life.
Are You Trapped in the Cocoon of Change?
Are you feeling like you're being liquefied and trapped in a cocoon of change? Do you feel transition all around you and wonder who you are in this season? Do you feel that you cannot go back to where you were yet you do not know where you are going? Guess what? You are in the glorious season of being "metamorphosized."
Receive the grace of God to endure the process, and you might as well choose to be happy as you are going through it too.That will help tremendously! When you are feeling lifeless and without form, substance, or hope, think about the glorious future you will experience when the process is completed.
You are going to be absolutely amazed when you see the end product: new perspectives, new strength, new ease, new realms of freedom, and new opportunities. Trust Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. He has you in His grip and will not let go. It is all good and the end result will be amazing if you trust Him.
A Glorious Outcome
Many individuals, as well as churches and businesses, are going to go through this process this year. Oh, how wonderful the outcome is going to be for you. Look forward to a glorious future and rejoice, for very soon you will be fully and gloriously "metamorphosized."
Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 1 John 3:2 NASB
Patricia King
Extreme Prophetic Ministries


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ask Me For the "Double Portion" and I Will Give It! ~ Theresa Phillips

Theresa Phillips
What Double Portion Should I Ask For?
I was awakened with a keen sense of a visitation in the room. God was near and I could feel His presence. He spoke to me and said, "Ask Me for the double portion and I will give it."

I began to sit quietly, and of course all sorts of things began to come into my mind. I first asked for a double portion of holiness and wisdom. Then I felt this was not what He was saying. I waited, then waited some more for a couple of days, and He spoke again,"Ask Me for a double portion and I will give it."
Remembering a double portion was in the Word, I received this:

2 Kings 2:9 (NIV) When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?" "Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit," Elisha replied.
In my own thoughts, I was able to recognize this: Elijah was a man of great power. The glory of God rested upon him, and he did many exploits with God to allow God's presence to be seen before the people. Elijah was a man who surrendered to God and was His vessel. Something shifted in me as I read this Scripture. Elijah knew God's voice, His presence and His actions. He experienced the anointing and the glory (the manifested presence of God). Elisha wanted that too.
Then my husband Robert began his daily devotion and read aloud to me this Scripture, and I had my answer:
Matthew 16:15-19 (KJV) He saith unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven..."
I knew God was showing me something revelatory and extremely important for the Church, which will ultimately help us win more of the lost. Peter was asked, "Who do you say I am?" He answers, "You are the Christ..." (meaning Anointed One). Jesus tells him that it's by God you know this (revelation). Two vital elements are very present at the same time: revelation and anointing!
When we receive a true revelation, it becomes foundational – the rock; hence, "Upon this rock I will build My Church." Revelation is also the glory of God manifested to man (what has been revealed), so this element of the Scripture may very well have described that the glory was present. In the glory there is perfect rest (Jesus confirmed Peter, which brings encouragement and rest).
What was happening here was Jesus was in a "tabernacle moment" with Peter, who had entered a place of rest and comfort because Jesus was there with him. We know the Feast of Tabernacles is important, BUT so is it totabernacle with Jesus. In His presence = manifested presence with ease and comfort. Jesus comforts and admonishes Peter by saying that no man can show you this but God Himself (paraphrased).
The Double Portion: The Glory and the Anointing
Then I received the revelation of the "double portion." When Jesus asked me to ask Him for a "double portion," the first task was to let Him know I knowwho He is. That can only come through revelation – God's revelation (present moment of God's illumination). Revelation is the presence of God, which equals a realm of glory. In this realm of glory we obtain life-changing characteristics of God to be displayed THROUGH US, IN HIM. Our objective is always to change.
But this goes further... Peter says, "You are the Christ," meaning theAnointed One. This became to me the most powerful revelation. Jesus is God, which equals glory of the manifested presence from Heaven's realm. He is the Anointed One from God, which equals Sent (to deliver man from sin and become heirs of the Kingdom).
Then I became aware of this "double portion" He was giving, and I want to extend it also to you. The glory realm is the place where eternity and earth meet to disclose the ultimate purpose of God, granting the peace of His presence plus knowledge of the purpose and mind of Christ, changing us into His image (this is the secret place, see Psalm 91).
The anointing is given to destroy yokes. Plus, He is in essence granting permission to man to join into the fellowship of His works. As the anointing moves in, we reciprocate by the act of agreement, resulting in physical action. So, as I began to seek Him on this "double portion," I recognized that we NEED the glory (revealed presence) and we need the anointing (manifesting presence)!
What to Ask For
In the glory (presence) there is rest, ease and comfort. In the anointing the flesh is moving to do exploits with God for the purpose of engaging mankind to a closer, more fulfilled and healthier walk with God.
In Psalm 61 (especially verses 1-3) we see this happening in the forerunning prayer by David: "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock(revelation foundation) that is higher than I. For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe" (the gates of Hades will not prevail...) yet the whole Psalm is of glory and promise, the same promise Jesus gave Peter.
To define the "double portion" is to recognize what is it He is wanting to have man ask for. What is He willing to give as a double portion? What is on His mind? All these questions ran through me and still do. This is the "double portion" I felt we could ask of Him and He will give it.
Show me Your glory, O Lord, that I may have revelation to obtain rest.My first part of the DOUBLE PORTION is to rest in Him, being a footstool of our God. This will give me His presence that I may KNOW Him and believe. The Lord showed Moses His glory, which is His revealed goodness (Exodus 33:18-19). Peter had revelation about the glory of God, which was Jesus was WITH him (Matthew 16:15-19). Elisha entered the glory when Elijah's mantle fell to the ground. But first he knew Elijah, and Elijah KNEW GOD!
The second part of the "double portion" is the anointing. The anointing is the presence of Holy Spirit to fill and cover man (He is in you and He comes upon you) and use his flesh to do the works of the present needs of the Father. This part is most observed by the Church and by the unchurched. In the anointing is the observance that man is operating WITH God.
It's in the anointing we can do exploits, we can pray for hours, we can sing and dance for hours; or we can cast out devils, we can raise the dead. He tabernacles with us to do that for mankind, present in Holy Spirit-form to grant mankind grace and hope, goodness and mercy, and most of all, salvation. We can get tired, but in the realms of glory we find rest so we may obtain STRENGTH to endure the anointing, for God's power must be endured to fulfill the needs of God at any given moment.

Elisha grabbed what he knew in secret and ran to the water, tried it out and obtained the presence. Glory to God! So can we! He then moved in the anointing.
Prayer for the Double Portion
Dear Jesus, I ask for a double portion for myself and for this reader. I ask for You to show us Your Glory, teach us to rest in it and get to KNOW You. I ask You to grant us wisdom and grace to sit and live in You.
Let Your presence give us revelation upon revelation in Your Holy Writ and by Your Spirit. Grant us, Your servants, O Lord, to recognize (discern) what it is in the present moment that You want us to cooperate with You to accomplish.
We need this double portion of Jesus, Son of God. We need to build that secret place of habitation and take it outside to the world. The earth is longing for us. Preserve us in Your realms of glory and anoint us in Your Spirit to win the lost, set them free and deliver man from the tricks of Your enemies. Help us teach them to be inheritors of Your Kingdom. I pray that we change our focus from what we think to what it is You are doing.
I ask now for the "double portion" glory and anointing to walk with us, to keep us, to preserve us and to change us into Your image each and every day.
In Jesus' name, amen.
Theresa Phillips
Chicago Prophetic Voice