This programming comes partly from genetics and partly from conditioning, or programming acquired from the environment, particularly from those who raised you or with whom you grew up. And where did their definitions and instructions come from? The same place: from their genetics and their environment.
Given this, you can probably appreciate that your conditioning is not necessarily that useful or true now. If you look at the specific definitions and instructions about who you are and how you should behave, you can see they are arbitrary. They could apply to anyone, although the truth is, they apply to no one, really.
So much has happened within society in even just the last one hundred years, and yet similar conditioning continues to be passed down from one generation to the next. To say that some of it is outmoded would be an understatement. Because conditioning hasn’t kept up with evolution, it’s causing a lot of problems. People continue to believe things that aren’t true, such as the superiority of certain races and religions, and they behave in ways that are dysfunctional, such as trying to solve problems through war and terrorism. Conditioning that may have been appropriate or useful for one era is now contributing to humanity’s demise. This is no less true on a personal level. Much of your conditioning doesn’t contribute to your well-being but does the opposite. Seeing this is important now.
Here is an excerpt about Grace from the channeled audiobook Jesus Speaking: On Falling in Love with Life. For another sample and for information about purchasing this audiobook, please go here.
Listen to the audio or read the text below:
When I’m receiving this dictation, it’s as if Jesus is sitting in a chair next to me speaking the words, except that those words are heard mentally. I can ask questions during this dictation and receive answers, but the process works best when my own mind is completely set aside. Then the flow happens smoothly and rapidly and without interruption until a particular stopping place is reached.
When I’m writing a book, I usually write 700-1500 words each morning and then go over that later the same day, adding necessary punctuation and paragraphing. The words require very little editing, nor do I change anything in the organization of book. The books are given to me without me knowing what the book will include, although I’m given a table of contents.
Writing this way is a little like driving blind, in that I don’t know what’s coming next, although I might have an intuitive sense of it. It takes continual trust that the book will come together, which it always does. I couldn’t have written these books by myself. My books are my teachers, and I am privileged to share them.
Subsequently, I began having inner experiences of Mother Mary, Jesus, and a circle of twenty-six other Ascended Masters, who appeared to me in my mind’s eye and spoke to me in words I could clearly hear in my mind. The reason they gave me for appearing at that time is that I had reached a point in my growth and in my life when I would be working more closely with them. Here are a few of the inner experiences I had in 2013 with Mother Mary and Jesus, which I recorded in my spiritual log:
“Jesus’s face materialized, just for a few seconds, and he began to talk with me. I saw this in my mind’s eye and I heard his words inside my head. Jesus said that he and various Ascended Masters were behind my work and that I’d prepared for this role as a channel for eons. He said they are healing the world through the words I and others write and that words are especially powerful today because they can reach so many people. When Jesus spoke, I could feel how huge he is as a spiritual being. He is one of the main guardians of this planet. He has explained to me that he is available to all who are devoted to him and to anyone who calls upon him.”
On another occasion, I recorded this: “I felt and saw in my mind’s eye a circle of beings around me who were Ascended Masters. They looked like a circle of light-beings. Although they were indistinct figures, a sense of sacredness and holiness permeated the gathering. They were conveying intuitively to me a sense of celebration, like a birthday. There was a flame above each of their heads and above mine, as I stood in the center of the circle. The scene looked a little like a birthday cake, and I wondered if the candles on birthday cakes symbolized a new birth or new phase, as this seemed to. I was told that it was an initiation. After a few moments, they began to leave, one by one, and only one remained. It was Jesus. He said, ‘Welcome, my beloved child,’ and held out his arms. ‘You are part of this circle now. You have arrived at your destination. We will always be with you. You will receive training soon.'" It was later explained to me that the training Jesus was speaking about was in being an instrument of his teachings and a transmitter for Christ Consciousness and that this training would happen while I was asleep and at other times.
Later, I learned from a religious scholar that the rose in Christianity is like the lotus in Hinduism and that Mary is often seen with roses. Roses were part of the miracle performed by the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Mother Mary is often depicted with roses at her feet. Furthermore, a rose is often depicted at the center of the cross. On another occasion, Mary placed a wreath of roses on my head and called me her child and said she would be there to greet and embrace me at the end of my life. It felt very heavenly and like I had always known her.
There is a purity in the experience of these beings and in their communication. They are loving, accepting, and very respectful of our free will. I see them inwardly, feel them, and hear them with distinct voices and energies. I've been channeling since 1986, so I have experience with the various beings in other dimensions, including the false ones, which I talked about in my batgap.com interview, which you can listen to here on my website.
I was concerned not only about seeming grandiose in claiming Jesus as the author of these books, but also about the negative associations many “spiritual but not religious” people have with Christianity and religion in general in its emphasis on guilt, fear, and judgment. But it is these very distortions of the teachings of Jesus and the wounds they’ve caused that Jesus now wishes to correct and heal through the books we are writing together.
I’m so happy now to share his words. These books have been my teachers, and I am humbled and blessed to be their servant. That is how I feel anyway. Writing these books has been a “choiceless choice.”
Here's another point, which you might find interesting. Lower astral entities who toy with channels do so to get power in their realm by telling people what to do. They are con men and may pretend to be higher beings, such as Jesus or Buddha, but interacting with them won't result in anything of value.
On the other hand, higher entities, such as Jesus and the being I channeled for twenty-three years before Jesus, who gracefully fell into the background in 2012, operate according to higher laws and rules. They cannot misrepresent themselves and they never harm, control, or tell people what to do, and they rarely provide personal information about the future. They teach and heal and work through channels to teach and heal. They are supportive and loving, but they never manipulate you or pump up your ego.
As an aside, any differences in the many books written that are said to be from Jesus are likely due to differences in the channels’ backgrounds and vocabularies. Channels are instruments, and those instruments affect what comes through and how clearly it comes through.
I happily and gratefully share these words from Jesus and my relationship with him with you because it has so enriched me, and I can only hope that it will do the same for you. So, there you have it!
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