Faith of Christ – Advent Week 1

Advent, the preparation time before the spiritual celebration of Christmas, is about getting ready for the Christ Child. In the Old and New Testament, as well as The Aquarian Gospel, Christ’s coming was foretold. Those who were aware knew He was coming. It wasn’t a total shock; not everyone heard the news with disbelief.

Similarly, anyone with mystical awareness throughout the ages, knows that Christ is coming. However, like the Spirit, It can be celebrated and experienced any time, in any moment, not just in the Advent/Christmas Season! Mystically, Christ Mind, Consciousness, or Awareness is re-born within us whenever, wherever, and however we surrender our earthly ego identity enough to “notice”!

So, my Advent songs focus on the birth of Christ Mind within each of us and can be used at any time of year to bring ourselves to a higher state of Mind. Jesus was a Christ, not the only Christ – not the only blessed, anointed mind!

Faith of Christ – Lyrics

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. When you need a healing
And have no idea how you’re gonna get it,
Let the Christ anoint your mind
By giving God the glory and the credit.
And your thoughts won’t understand
The story that you tell.
But by the One that looks beyond,
Your faith has made you well.
Refrain:

2. When you think you need a change
Of people, things or places where you’re livin’,
Lift your mind to seek and find
The Heaven in the Spirit you’ve been given.
And your thoughts won’t understand
That good already is.
But there’s a spark of Light inside
To help you see the bliss.
Refrain:

3. When your expectations need to
Step on back and take a breath of air,
Look up! because in every tiny detail,
God is working there.
And your thoughts won’t understand
The words I say to you.
But listen with your Spirit,
And you’ll realize the truth.
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
Because through Christ in you,
Good Will is always done.
In God you live and move;
Forever you are One.

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Click here for another song about faith.

Give Thanks Within

A mystical Thanksgiving (thanks-giving) song, reminding us that no matter whom, or for what, we give thanks, ultimately we give thanks to the God-Presence within ourselves – and all things.

Other Insights

Thankfulness in Mystical Reality by Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Founder of International Metaphysical Ministry (my ordination organization)

And so, Jesus gives thanks. He gives thanks for basic, simple, and sometimes apparently inadequate resources, not out of fear and insecurity, but out of knowing who He is, having confidence in relationship with the Father. He does not give thanks with the attitude of, “Well, I’d better be grateful for the little bit I have here or God might take even that away.” He does not give thanks in the sense of, “I’ll make myself give thanks because that’s what we’re supposed to do regardless of the circumstances.” He does not even give thanks as some kind of magical formula that will manipulate the situation into a better outcome, saying, “If I give thanks for this small piece of bread the right way, then something miraculous will have to happen and I can get out of this mess.”

No, Jesus gives thanks from an essential understanding of who He is, and because He wants others to know Him, too. In turn, we can give thanks because we know who He is and who we are in relationship with Him.
–Dr. April Westbrook

The full article, while written from the perspective of Jesus the person being the life-giver, is still applicable to the Christ Mind that one experiences in mystical awareness.

May we give thanks as Christ did, knowing who we are in relationship with the Father!

Give Thanks Within – Lyrics

The refrain is
another Triolet;
the verses are
Quatrains.

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

Refrain:
Give thanks within, and outward call;
The Presence of the Lord is here.
So greet the Only in the All.
Give thanks within, and outward call.
Through every earthly rise and fall,
In thought and word and deed, be clear.
Give thanks within, and outward call;
The Presence of the Lord is here.

1. Give thanks to those you love and know,
Who let the gentle Spirit flow.
For God is in each precious face,
Imparting to you peace and grace.
Refrain:

2. Give thanks for all upon the earth
That meets the needs you’ve have from birth.
For every demand supplied
Is made and formed by God inside.
Refrain:

3. Give thanks in any circumstance,
As God is leading in the dance.
For orchestrated in His Mind,
Each step is in eternal time.
Refrain:

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Thank God

Gratitude

He Slumbers Not

He slumbers not, aye, though I sleep,
The God who does my soul inspire.
Awake to peace and order keep,
He slumbers not, aye, though I sleep.
When in the darkest hour I weep,
He breathes upon the inner fire.
He slumbers not, aye, though I sleep,
The God who does my soul inspire.

See also
Psalm 121 (KJV).

This poem is a
Triolet
(Tree-oh-LAY or Tree-oh-LIT), meaning “little trio” in French.

Mass Consciousness, Elections, and World Events

Mass consciousness elects leaders who are like unto itself. That is, the collective vibration of society elects its leaders. And those leaders, in turn, support the collective vibration.

If that mass vibration is one of fear, as it is in western society, then fearful, negative events often take place. This does not mean that individuals and groups cannot have positive experiences. By the Grace of Universal Presence or God, the Light still shines through. It is up to our own awareness to notice, contact, and expand that Light.

Our world leaders, communities, friends, family members, and other people cannot do this for us. Becoming aware of Universal Presence – the Infinite within, beyond, and in spite of the finite – is something each soul must do individually. We can help others, and others can remind us, of the Greater Presence within us. This reminder may be conscious or unconscious, but ultimately, each soul is on a path and must take that path until it is aware of its divine existence.

Elections take the pulse, the vibrational frequency, of a country. If we want more positive, Spirit-guided leaders, we must become more positive and Spirit-guided ourselves. And we must, by example and encouragement, in peace and in love, demonstrate the Spirit to those we encounter. That does not only refer to people we know and have physical contact with on this earth plane, but to every soul that has ever lived a physical existence. Why? Because through Universal God Mind, we are all connected. By becoming aware of that Power within us, we throw off the personal ego identity of our homeland, nationality, race, sexual orientation, religion, personal lifestyle, and the myriad of other things that human egos fight about. When the finite falls away from our focus, we experience the Infinite, the Eternal within and around us – indeed, within and around all things, all people, and all circumstances.

One may understand this philosophically or intellectually. This is better than no understanding at all. However, only mystical awareness, brought about by the Spirit within, can dissolve the walls the personal ego erects, supposedly in our human defense. Ultimately, there is nothing to defend, for in everything is the Infinite. All manifestations – people, lands, events – will pass away when their purpose has been served. Only the Infinite is lasting; all else is temporary.

It is important, therefore, to cultivate and maintain a relationship with the Infinite. We can and must respond to outer circumstances. But the best result, the Highest Good, is obtained when the Infinite directs our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.

It is not good spiritual practice to pray as a last resort. Prayer and meditation are central to our existence, not because the practices themselves speak to God or God speaks through them, but they are essential because they are ways to have a relationship with God-Presence. Society does not teach or value this relationship. Society is finite – it, too, will have an end – therefore, it can only teach what is temporary. The Infinite, in contrast, can teach all things. The purpose of prayer, meditation, and any spiritual practice, is to open ourselves to the Infinite which is already “present and accounted for.”

In this way, we can pause, reflect, and respond positively when difficulties arise in our lives and around the world. When we have an established relationship with Spirit, Universal Consciousness, or God, that Presence directs our course. If we wait until bad times hit to meditate or pray, all we feel is fear, a sense of pushing, rushing, or urgency, and anything but peace.

Begin your conscious, intentional relationship with the Infinite today, and maintain it each and every day. It may not seem like a sound political, business, or progressive decision. But without the Infinite, the finite cannot progress – or even exist – at all.

May the Light that is your essence be revealed to your heart, soul, and mind in ways that warm and expand all areas of your life!
–And so it is!

Saved!

A mystical view of salvation.

This is not based specifically on the New Testament passages below, but on my personal experiences in meditation. However, those interested in Metaphysical Bible interpretation may find these helpful.

Scriptures for Meditation

from The Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV)

*(1)

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
–Philippians 2:5-7

nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
–Luke 17:21

*(2)

Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
–Matthew 6:10

… I and My Father are one.”
–John 10:30

*(3)

Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.
–Luke 18:18-19

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
–John 12:12-13

*(1), (2), (3) refer to the verses of this song.

Saved! – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. Some believe that Jesus died
To save us from our sins.
But it wasn’t the man,
And that wasn’t the plan,
‘Cause the Savior’s already within!
And we’re
Refrain:

2. Jesus taught the crowd to pray,
The Father’s kingdom come.
And in all that he showed,
The Love of God flowed,
Because he and the Father were one!
And we’re
Refrain:

3. Not so much a special man,
But one who knew his place.
We’re equal to him
And the kingdom within,
‘Cause our Father is one and the same!
So we’re
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
Saved from a sense of separation
By the Truth of all creation
In the Light of realization, we’re
Saved! Saved! Saved!

One Body, Individualized

There is one body.
It appears as many,
But really it is one.

The body of the Universe,
The form of Cosmic Intelligence,
The Temple of God:
One body, one manifestation,
Individualized.

O, how we think we’re our own!
Independent,
Self-sufficient,
Off the grid,
Living off the land…
“My body, my decision.
My body, my self!”

Except it’s not!
It is The Body,
You are The Body,
Undivided,
In divid U al,
You ni verse, Spirit, God
And all manifestations
Of Self!

How callous,
Selfish,
Disconnected,
Narrow-minded,
Limiting
TO think “I am myself.
I am my identity,
My body,
My gender,
My roles,
And I govern my life!”

I do not govern anything!
I am complete within myself
Only
Because I am One with God.
I am a microcosm
Of the macrocosm
That is All there is!

And for this,
For dependence,
For One Body,
For Life,
Love,
Cosmic intelligence,
Creation;
Created
By One, as One,
For One Life individualized:
I give thanks!
–And so it is!

Train of Thought

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. Clicking, clacking, going places.
Ticking, tracking, timing races.
Slipping, slacking, losing paces.
Mind that train of thought.

2. Clicking, clacking, mind a-spinning.
Ticking, tracking, time’s a-winning.
Slipping, slacking, patience thinning.
Mind that train of thought, hmmm, mind that train of thought.

*Refrain:
That we may chug, chug, chug
With the love, love, love
Of God, the engineer.
And we may ride, ride, ride
With His peace inside,
On the train of life He steers.
Because no matter what
Our lives have brought,
We cannot be derailed.
We are conducted on
God’s train of thought
By love that never fails.

3. Clicking, clacking, ever burning.
Ticking, tracking, all a-churning.
Slipping, slacking, o the yearning!
Mind that train of thought, hmmm, mind that train of thought.

4. Clicking, clacking, pressure growing.
Ticking, tracking, changes blowing.
Slipping, slacking, letting go and
Mind that train of thought, hmmm, mind that train of thought.
*Refrain:

And we may chug, chug, chug
With the love, love, love
Of God, our engineer.
And we may ride, ride, ride
With His peace inside,
On the train of life He steers.
Because no matter what
Our lives have brought,
We cannot be derailed.
We are conducted on
God’s train of thought
By love that never fails.

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