Newsletter – June 2023

Dear Friends,

“Are We Moving Forward In Faith?”

How easy is it to be honest with ourselves when so much all around us, at so many different levels of life seems to be changing; when more seems to be “unknown” than ever before? The other morning, sitting quietly, viewing the open countryside all around me, I was aware of deep peace.  I took some photos with my phone. Then it came to me that these pictures were not peace; it only appeared that way because at that very moment, I was experiencing inner peace.

We can at any time stop and check ourselves, especially when feeling overwhelmed with what we feel may need to be achieved in the day.  And remember for ourselves: I can only breathe in one breath at a time, and it is the breath of God breathing me.  And it is the EXPERIENCE OF FAITH that is the main topic under discussion.  We are continually having different experiences each day and the experiences are those felt at the heart, mind and soul levels. So, ultimately what we hold in mind at any point in the day, we experience throughout each and every cell in our bodies as well.

It was interesting to watch and listen to an interview with Matthew Fox the other day.  Recently, it has been mentioned by some who have indicated they are not religious, they are spiritual.  What does this really mean?  Well, Matthew Fox stated it thus: “Spirituality is really the experiential side of our religion!”  This makes sense when we take into consideration that: there is no God, until you experience It. (words spoken by Dr. Salazar during his very first visit to ACT in 1997)  It makes sense because to know about God, intellectually, leaves us feeling quite empty. Knowing that Inner Presence—experiencing It, being aware of It, makes all the difference.

As we move forward in life, we are challenged to move forward in a different way.  It seems that currently there are 22 wars going on in the world.  Have we really come to that, on this planet?  We are part of a new and purposeful time as a new world is emerging, through consciousness. Are we ready and is our faith intact?

Perhaps one of the most important aspects to get our heads around is to view the Bible differently and to see the New Testament as the NOW Testament.  What does this mean?  Perhaps time to investigate the teachings of Jesus at a very different level.   It means living the principles of Truth that never change; it means catching up in consciousness, to what already and really is.  Instead of participating in the destruction of our planet, let us wake up, take a stand, and shift toward the idea, the realization, of ONENESS!  One with God; our true Oneness with all creation.  There is a call for us all to turn within, and through a deeper knowing, move forward in faith

Faith in that, which is not of this world.  This is the faith that Jesus promoted in his Teachings—the faith, and peace, that eludes us when we focus our attention on a material world.  Our faith and trust moves us into a deep realization of the Oneness of all Life, and we are ready for the Now Testament—the ancient wisdom, the principles of Life, as together in uplifted consciousness we’re ready to emerge into a World made new for all!

In Closing…….
 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
And I saw a holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:
 “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men.  He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
 And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Revelation Chapter 21

Bountiful blessings,