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DIVINE LOVE WAY to Happiness

Recently I was invited to prepare and present a 30 minute radio segment for the local community station. The topic was part of a series entitled The Way To Happiness….my contribution was from a Divine Love Perspective. Below are my prepared notes for this presentation.

***Divine Love is not a new Way to Happiness by any means, although it has missed inclusion in any obvious way at least, within the sacred texts…however, when one experiences and understands this Way one can see the lessons of it within the parables of Jesus, recorded in the Christian Bible such as The Mustard Seed parable, (and similar lessons are of course probable in some other teachings)….Jesus called this THE WAY……

The perspective of Divine Love for The Way to Happiness can reach across all Religions, Philosophies, Teachings and Practises as it is not an organised religion of itself but simply a regular Connection with the Pure Source of the Purest Love, the Creator Being of ALL, including All loving laws governing All Creation, who many look upon as their Soul Parent, which is a truth, referred to by many more as God, Allah etc,,, Happiness experienced Internally with External affects, hence true Happiness…..

Anyone can receive this Divine Love….Yes anyone,,,, including someone who identifies as Agnostic or even criminals, war mongers and others….ALL may find The Way to Happiness by receiving this Divine Love of the Divine Source into their heart…their Soul…being their True Self….no matter their current Soul Condition or Beliefs….

This connection DOES need to be a Heartfelt, Soul Longing, for the Divine Love, sincere and genuine,,, NOT from a mind based request….and with it will come truth, harmony, peace, healing and Happiness….all building Within as the Divine Love is gifted and gathered….no special rituals, beliefs, doctrines or intermediary’s are necessary…..

WHY the need for heartfelt, Soul longing prayer? …Mainly due to thoughts and words not being able to exit the known universe to connect with the Absolute Divine Soul, God, who wraps around such universe,,,, Where as feelings and emotions (therefore energy in motion) do exit “gently tugging on our Soul Parent….and a response surely comes….a flow of Divine Love into our prayerful/longing soul and heart…..words and images of course may Assist Us to drop into our heart and soul…

And please be aware that our Soul Parent, being portrayed by some as a wrathful, punishing and judgemental God is NOT a fact,,,, the law is simply set, is mathematical, automatic, loving and offers rewards in fact,,, we self penalise by feeling we can avoid law…God is a God of LOVE…and my experience has only been one of love…when I make Sincere effort to connect, relate and experience…..WHEN I do….

Our search for Happiness (which seems the prime motivation of humanity) affects our life in 2 important areas…
1st… It affects our choice of long term Goals…because through these Goals we hope to achieve long term Happiness. We put a lot of time and effort into these Goals,,,, Goals like *A good job *Investments *Money for a good retirement *Hobbies *A good home etc, etc…..
2nd…. In the short term, hour to hour, our short term goal or imperative of a Happy life, means we have developed many strategies to AVOID painful experiences…

Has our search for Happiness, our long term AND short term goals been successful? Have they worked? I would suggest NOT,,, TRUE HAPPINESS REMAINS ELUSIVE

Perhaps Happiness as a Primary goal…even an hour to hour imperative is not the right Focus….perhaps if we choose a different primary goal,,, It, Happiness, would come as a consequence…………………………

*****Within this sharing of The Way to Happiness from a Divine Love perspective,,
*First.. I would like to discuss choosing a new Primary goal…
*Second, I will discuss how we may achieve this new Primary goal….
*Because you may find some of the things I discuss quite confronting, please reserve judgement until the end. You will learn how to determine for yourself the truth of what I discuss.

Lets move forward then,,,,
A friend of mine feels the most important thing in life is finding truth,,, (with which I totally agree),,,, the Truth about the purpose of our life and how we might achieve this, what motivates us, what holds us back, our facades, our addictions,the Truth about our Soul Parent “regularly referred to as God”, and the Truth about Our True self, our Soul…

The Bible does contain Truth, even with it having been adjusted and interpreted Widely …… for example “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness”……from my understanding what Jesus said was,,, ”Seek ye First Gods Love”….adjustment or interpretation?

Jesus spent from around 18 to 31 years of age on the path (The Way) to having a Relationship with his ‘Father’, receiving Divine Love, until he felt about love the Same as God feels about love,,,, he did not become God but his soul was transformed, to the very substance of God, God’s Soul, At-One with God….the same opportunity is available to All of humanity,….This was the primary focus of Jesus teachings and example….

“Except that you be born again, you will not enter the Kingdom of God” is a well quoted text….this took even Jesus around 13 years of dedication to achieve…do remember though, our True Self, the individualised Soul, is able to carry on with this quest of growing in love after we shed the physical body…

This IS our Primary purpose in life, to Grow in Love…with the consequence of growing in Happiness (if we choose to activate this purpose)….

If we want to do this in Relationship with and receiving Gods divine love, we will achieve a Transformation of our soul and consequently Enduring Happiness…. God is a loving God, as mentioned, who does want to share Divine Love and hence Divine Truth and Happiness with Us, the created children, if Only we sincerely Seek IT…

So what does one need to do to progress in love, to activate a Relationship with God (our true soul parent) to receive Gods Love And ultimately to become At-One with God regards love… progressively achieving ultimate, enduring Happiness in the process….

Jesus, being the first to achieve this Ultimate Purpose and the Celestial beings refer to this Divine Love Path dedication as The Way….some say “A narrow gate and straight is The Way” … hence we Simply need to A) Long for Divine Love B) Long for Divine Truth C) Be prepared to be emotionally open, feeling all our feelings All the time…As some of us say Simple But Not Easy….and D) Importantly, we must want this Relationship with God, we must want to be God Reliant (while remaining Self Responsible),,,,

Also we must be prepared to let go of False Beliefs, Damaging Emotions and Unloving behaviours…emotional pain needs to be felt, so as to be released, allowing space for love….

Why then does this Divine Love Way (The Way to Happiness) seem to be “not so simple”….”Because we All have been taught from a very early age Not to experience our Grief”…. (while being exposed to and developing some False Beliefs)…and These create BARRIERS to The Way to Happiness…

Further, the Last thing we Ever Allow ourselves to Feel is our FEAR….”Most of us are very good at feeling Anger, especially good at projecting it at someone that we Falsely blame for the cause of it… once being too often…” We experience Anger to avoid feeling our Fear, which our Addictions Also are in place to avoid, and when Addictions are not met we Again become angry to maintain that avoidance of fear”

We actually have the most Fear of being truly ourselves, which prevents us opening to our Grief, which further blocks us to opening to and longing for the Divine Love that brings us Ultimate and Enduring Happiness….along with staying stuck in our False Beliefs about God,,,,,

My personal example of grief and false beliefs causing happiness BARRIERS, was predominately of being orphaned twice before I was 12 years of age, due to both of my biological parents and both foster parents deaths,, as well as being denied the truth of my biological family………I therefore stored a lot of grief relating to Abandonment and Loss… and the Truth being withheld, hence naturally developing personal errors due to avoidance and denial of such emotions, a common occurrence… obviously then Causing grief for others ….. The Ripple Effect….Fear also developed from these emotional injuries, fear of trusting stability or information offered by others, hence anger regards injustice, plus aloneness and safety issues.

We don’t need such experiences to store grief, even those with a so called happy childhood ALL have an array of grief and fear stored…..
I had the Nick Name of Smiley as a teenager, typically displaying external happiness as a Facade to deny and avoid experiencing and releasing internal fear and grief.

Our connection with, relationship with, and exchange of love with our Soul Parent, God, increases our courage to become aware of and open to experience and release stored, stagnant emotions that are BARRIERS to true Happiness,,,, as due to the gift of Freewill, our Soul Parent cannot dis-create what we humans have created….. so steadily and surely, as I engage with The Way, I lower then my facades and my true self is progressively revealed…the way it was designed to be, to return All of us to our true, created self…”in the image of”…..experiencing Happiness,,,,, hence causing Happiness for others…the Ripple Effect…..FREE of damaging emotions, false beliefs and so called societal Norms. Receiving Divine love, so moving towards transformation into being At-One with God….

***Now then, how do you know THIS Vision I am presenting is the Truth, Absolute Truth….The Way to Happiness from a Divine Love perspective…
It correctly says in the Bible A) Ask and it shall be given B) Seek and you will find C) Knock and the door will be opened….(hence building Faith and Trust with Longing Soulful Prayer)…..the Truth IS Encapsulated in the Divine Love that sincere prayer brings, gifted directly from our Soul Parent, God…into our open and sincere soul…and We come to know Truth, if we seek it in this way…

It is an experienced Truth…..(and to borrow a phrase from someone referring to my birth city, I would like to say, “Just like Brisbane, Divine Love and Truth are easier Experienced than Explained’)…

The following Prayer is offered,,, it assists in taking you into your soul space, allowing your true self to sincerely Long for the Love….divine and pure…The Way to Happiness…enduring and absolute…Soul Transforming,,, to feel love as God feels love….ultimately At-One…

***My Father, I give you all glory and honour, my love and gratitude….I want a relationship in which you can rely on me for I Know I CAN rely on you….Please continue to overwhelm me and transform my soul with your Divine Love and free my soul with your Divine Truth….Help me experience my grief, fear and anger at all times and assist me to release All unloving emotions and behaviours….

***I would now like to share with you a couple of my experiences and some inspirations that have come my way throughout my Dedication to the Divine Love Way to achieving Happiness

Experiences:
A few years ago as I was longing for Divine Love, I came to realise the lazy hearing in one ear may be due to not wanting to hear my biological father abandoned me,,,, the emotional grief of that flowed from me and a beautiful experience of divine love followed…one week later I had a hearing test and that ear tested slightly better than the other, which was opposite to previous testing. Hearing better is feeling Happier….

Another experience has been that with my faith in truth growing from divine love building, I am less fearful of speaking truth and also less fearful or anxious overall….this certainly leaves more time for internal happiness, without seeking external happiness just to balance the fear. Also I have observed general health improvements within myself…

Personal Inspirations:
*Our Souls’ wishes through heartfelt prayer, become gifts of our Soul Parent, culminating in heartfelt happiness…
*Acting happier and more loving externally will not bring enduring happiness, if not mirrored from internally….contradiction of feelings, simply brings destruction of Happiness potential…
*We need to move our thoughts into our hearts feelings and our souls longings in relation to Love, Truth and hence Happiness…
*People can get lost in their desires, because if desires are not PURE and Loving, they will not bring Happiness…
*We cannot come to a continuous flow of pleasurable Happiness if we don’t allow the flow of pain, enabling then its release…

I would like to assure everyone that it Is possible to stay connected and to be open to this ultimate purpose consistently, as you go about your daily life. A brief prayer that aids me in this connection is….. “Please, assist me to remain humble, healthy and happy, through humility of true feeling, in harmony with your Divine Love and Truth”…. If coming from the heart space, I find this then opens me automatically to longing soulfully for Divine Love when I am free to do so….

Also singing a simple mantra of “Some Divine Love Please God” lovingly offered as a request, drops me into my heart, assists in projecting MY love to God also,,, in loving relationship…

The Essene style of praying/longing, has been discovered and Gregg Braden has published this in one of his books……The Isaiah Effect,,,, I will share it here, as it is affective for bringing us into our heart space also (the doorway to our Soul)…”As you hold the thought, the image, of your Intention to receive Divine Love, breathe into and experience within your stomach area the emotion of this image, then have them both meet/unify in the Heart Space…from where the feeling, the sensation of As If it is already occurring, can be aligned with this Image and Emotion… in Gratitude and Love for receiving Divine Love… The Way to Happiness…..

I wish to invite you to experiment with this Divine Love Way of paving THE WAY to Happiness, a Way of receiving and experiencing the Divine Love and Truth of your Soul Parent, through connection and relationship, (remember no rituals, beliefs, doctrines or intermediaries needed) hence building true Happiness in your True Self/your Soul….transforming into Enduring Happiness, INFINITELY…..Yes infinitely, there can only be 1 Infinite being, however since our Soul is contained within That infinite being, God, Divine Soul, due to God wrapping around Our universe, we can infinitely take the ride…growing more and more in love, truth and HAPPINESS….not short term, or hour to hour elusive, or limited Happiness…Ultimate and Infinite Happiness is offered as a gift of our Soul Parent…for our Soul to experience…Simply by being open to receiving the Divine love..

So, The Way to Happiness from a Divine Love perspective is to give up the search for happiness and seek Gods love instead, so as to ultimately become At-one with the substance of God’s love…with infinite happiness a consequence…

In life we all have 3 choices…
1… Choose to grow in love and truth, seek a relationship with God, seek to receive Gods Divine Love and Divine Truth, And seek to experience all of your emotions all the time,,, Divine Love will then ultimately transform your Soul and TRUE enduring Happiness will be Yours.

2…Choose to grow in love and truth, Without a relationship with God, Without God’s Divine Love and Truth. You can then heal your Soul emotionally. LIMITED Happiness can be achieved.

3… Choose your Own version of growing in Happiness. Seek predictable goals for long term Happiness, seek short term Happiness through avoidance of painful emotions. True happiness will ELUDE you.

The choice is Yours… as are the Consequences……

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WHOLEFOOD TRIVIA – Onions/Lentils/Olives

THESE 3 are all great for heart health, stabilising blood sugars, and staying cancer clear….

ONIONS
Available for about 5,000 years and having been used medicinally in India, they assist in lowering blood-sugar levels, improve glucose tolerance and help prevent cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, strokes and heart attacks….also serves as an antibacterial that can prevent colon cancer….Serve in salads, baked, added to lentil dishes etc, and if in a hurry just saute and mix into steamed spinach.

LENTILS
There are many types available however the green and brown variety maintain their shape while the others are prone to become squashy and spongy. They contain magnesium, Vit B6 and folate..all good for healthy heart potentials,, have a high iron content and the fibre aids the feeling of fullness, and assists to stabalise blood sugar levels and prevent digestive disorders….Serve of course in soups, curries, dahl along with making into burgers.

OLIVES
These little beauties date back 7,000 years to ancient Crete, so of course Mediterraneans use them with a myriad of dishes etc…hence rates of heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer and asthma are Signifigantly Lower in these populations. Not to mention being full of anti-ageing Vit E. Cold-pressed, organic virgin oil is best…Add to beans and pulses to make a dip, dip your bread in it, drizzle on salads and bruschetta, smear through hair to condition and smooth over face to moisten.

SLEEP Matters

In Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow, being a Handbook I completed a few years ago, I dedicated a page to Hibernation due to sleep being such a prime need for healthy outcomes. Recently that need was reiterated by a medical expert who when asked; what is the most important requirement for good health? answered: Definitely SLEEP. So thanks to the Sunday Mail insert Body and Soul from August 2016 I present the following points regards SLEEP.

3 Keys for Good SLEEP:
DURATION: Adults need 7 to 9 hours, Adolescents 9 hours, 10 year olds (and younger) 10 minimum.
TIMING: Best overnight, be well and truly sound asleep by Midnight through to dawn which is the body clocks programmed best times.
QUALITY: If you are waking up tired consider if you are snoring, have sleep apnoea, restless legs or other insomnia issues that need attention.

If you wish to make better dietary choices, increase your desire to exercise, generally have more energy; then better SLEEP will have the most profound and positive impact on these areas of lifestyle.

For TEENS going to bed at the same time on school nights and sleeping in no more than 2 hours weekends assists good SLEEP along with stopping the use of Technology and dimming lights earlier assists challenges of getting enough SLEEP.

SHIFT WORKERS can increase their risk of some diseases due to sleep deprivation and it is suggested going to bed and waking up at the same time every day to balance this. If possible SLEEP until just before you need to get up to go to work. Napping may assist also, providing no longer than 15 minutes.

OLDER PEOPLE tend to have lighter SLEEP and experience more awakenings which lead to insomnia from the worry of such happenings; which further contributes to fatigue and daytime tiredness, hence further worry. Go to bed a little later, avoid daytime naps if you want to fall asleep and SLEEP for longer stretches is the key.

Further general basics for SLEEP enhancement are: Exercise daily, Avoid coffee after 12MD, reduce sugar and refined carbs in diet, have a light dinner, create calming bedtime habits like diming lights, enjoying a chamomile tea, and join the advice for teens by ceasing technology activities earlier in the evening.

Hopefully these keys and hints are helpful as SLEEP is a must for good health as mentioned, and also is stated as being the only time our brain is detoxed Via the spinal cord. Any other sleep disturbances like baby waking through the night, or dogs barking etc please Google for advice.

Remember in times gone by SLEEP was a given….a WISE must do!!! So get wise and get SLEEPING!!!

Immune Enhancers

Our immune system is the prime protector of more than just colds and flus, and is affected not only by poor choices of diet; also our environment, lifestyle and emotional load are reflected in the immune system and mirrored through a range of wellness or lack of conditions.

Today I am posting some tips for gut health and other general immune boosting nutrients. Remember what leaves us open to inflammation compromises our immune system and Stress is high on the list, which is mainly an outcome of a range of suppressed emotions….(earlier posts cover Emotional Competency) and without addressing these issues the nutrients are straining to do their job.

GUT IMMUNE ENHANCERS
Probiotics and Prebiotics including Yoghurt (coconut etc), Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Miso…along with Oats, Brown Rice, Potato (skins on) Bananas, Chick Peas, Nuts and seeds…

NUTRIENT IMMUNE ENHANCERS
Vitamin A
Apricots, Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato

Vitamin B5
Avocado, Beans, Corn, Mushrooms

Vitamin C
Citrus fruits, Kiwi Fruit, Paw Paw, Pear, Tomatoes

Vitamin D
Sunlight…(With Care,,,In Winter facing towards while not looking directly at for 10 minutes near midday is helpful, otherwise earlier or later in day)

Vitamin E
Almonds, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds

Magnesium
Almonds, Green Leafy Vegetables

Omega 3
Walnuts, Flaxseeds

Selenium
Brazil Nuts, Brown Rice, Oats, Mushrooms

Zinc
Pumpkin Seeds, Whole-grains

Quercetin
Apples, Berries, Onions, Tomatoes

Herbs and Spices
Garlic, Ginger, Rosemary Tumeric

***For INFECTION use MUSHROOMS more…they increase white blood cells, which are used by the body to fight infection (Shitake particularly)…

Seasonal Eating – Winter

This is the last of the Seasonal Eating posts….you should find previous ones in March 2017, December 2016 and September 2016 or thereabouts, if you wish to reference at any time in future…

Seasonal and Whole foods that are Plant Based are becoming more and more popular with those advising on what is best for us…better late that never….and best for the planet before it IS too late…

VEGETABLES
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Lettuce
Spinach
Peas
Avocado
Pumpkin
Olives
Ginger
Carrot
Parsnip
Potato
Sweet Potato
Turnip
Celeriac
Artichoke
Beetroot
Celery
Mushroom

FRUIT
Pear
Apple
Lemon
Lime
Grapefruit
Mandarin
Orange
Pineapple
Custard Apple
Rhubarb
Persimmon
Tamarillo
Kiwi Fruit
Pomegranate

0-10 in Your Day (A Buddhist Way)

It is 3 years since I started using this Blog site WELLTH Creation, as a depositary of information for my future reference….something my grandkids may look over one day….and helpful bits for any reader that comes across it from time to time…

Todays post is something I came across in a local spiritual Newsletter and felt to borrow it….coincidentally I volunteer at a local Buddhist College and feel a little like the man mentioned below, as I spend quite a bit of time around ‘campus’ Remember this advice may be from an “arm” of Buddhism and not necessarily literal to all practitioners…it just grabbed my attention.
As a Divine Love Dedication ‘christian’, developing a personal relationship with God is priority for me….however these are 10 Cool Things to consider….and practice….not sure about Number 6 (ok perhaps, if I don’t need to also rise then)…

0-10
0 – Hours of Television
1 – Hour of Exercise
2 – Litres of Water (minimum)
3 – Cups of Hot Green Tea
4 – Short Mental Breaks
5 – Small Meals
6 – AM Wake Up Time
7 – Minutes of Laughter (at least)
8 – Hours of Sleep (at least)
9 – PM End of day & Off to bed
10 – Prayers of Gratitude (list 10 things you are Grateful for Each day)

“There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that.” (Author Unknown)

SIMPLE Re-Post

I am away from home at the moment so am going to make it simple for myself and repost SIMPLICITY which is a page from a Handbook I completed in 2014 entitled Being Well Basics – Its All About Flow…
Simplicity is worth of reposting…if only to be reminded of this quote by Richard Branson:
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple”

SIMPLICITY
Let’s get started with the topic of Simplicity to prepare us to begin noticing, finding, allowing, loving and healing our real self. Slowly but surely then we are able to discover our true self, the pristine creation we began as and are able to return to.
In our fast paced, intricate and intense world today with information overload, demands and expectations piling up, instilling Simplicity into our life feels for some like a huge challenge. Simplicity however can alleviate many of the negative impacts affecting our lives. Contrary to popular belief, it certainly doesn’t need to equate to a boring existence.
From a foundation of Simplicity a more enjoyable existence is possible and more is usually achieved. Most often we clutter ourselves up to avoid feeling our real self condition.
By returning to the storehouse of our innate core values we can embrace Simplicity. This leads us to consider and respect ourselves and others equally, by simple displays to both of service, kindness, gratitude, self-responsibility, honesty and loving actions etc.
Staying clear of toxic relationships is a great simplifier. Having the humility to look at where we personally are contributing to the chaos with an attitude or demand upon ourselves, others or the environment certainly helps. Learning to say ‘no’ to our-self and others including those close to us also frees us up, enhancing awareness and wellbeing.
Keeping our surrounds, diet, dress, grooming and consumerism organised and simplistic, day to day, allows any adornments to our lifestyle to stand out, be celebrated and appreciated without taxing our time, energy and resources. This is not to say that our dress or beauty regime cannot be glamorous in its Simplicity if that is our preference, or to deny true abundance, gifts and activities that bring us joy.
The 80/20 Theory points out things like how 20% of goods within a general store for example are purchased 80% of the time, 80% of the time we wear 20% of our wardrobe. The author of this theory says we can learn academically even, by applying it to most study texts. If we were to consider this at all times, over-consuming and hoarding could be a thing of the past, freeing us up to enjoy the 20% we favour 80% of the time minimum.
Debatably, the best way to have Simplicity add value to our life is by de-cluttering, giving us more space and FLOW for the important things no matter what our current environment is.
With increased Simplicity our day will unfold with ease more effectively, hence more is achieved without pressure on our wellbeing.
Whether at your workplace or home; physically, soulfully or intellectually, de-clutter and simplify, to enjoy the subsequent freedom that will FLOW.

“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple” Richard Branson