Some people ask “Why does God allow suffering?” It is however not that God allows suffering, it is that God allows us the freedom to make our own choices and our choices have consequences. This is a higher gift of love than taking away our freedom to keep us safe would be, for we learn from our choices – the good ones and the bad. This truth is hard to fully understand and accept if looked at through the lens of “we only live a single lifetime.”
One night I was home in my bed preparing for sleep after a week-long retreat at the Nature Awareness School. I began to sing two spiritually charged words, Prophet and HU. Before singing I had a soft intent to learn more about some topics we had discussed at classes this year. One of the topics was the law of unity, which allows one to see the big picture and the details of a situation; a higher view from many angles. I also hoped to learn more about how to allow myself to genuinely feel concern for others, which I do, without impinging on their free will or losing my peace because of their choices. I wanted to accept more of the freedom being offered to me as a student of the Prophet.
With this gentle intent I began to drift off to sleep. I awoke within a dream where I met the Prophet in a sort of in-between world. We were in a blank space together and I was encompassed in a dark blue light. I could see stars and galaxies all around us. Prophet extended his hands and I accepted them. We went on a journey through the many worlds of God. Del, in his Soul body, raised me up above the worlds of God and I could see the overview of a vastness that is inexplicable. There was no beginning or end to the spheres within spheres of galaxies and universes. I knew I was viewing as much as I could of God’s creation, the big picture. As soon as I could blink we were walking through a scene that felt like a sort of “hell.” It was a place where there was extreme poverty, grief, and oppression in the deepest sense. As we walked past these scenes I saw an abundant display of cruelty and ignorance, most too graphic to describe.
In one scene a father and mother were injecting themselves and their child with heroine. Some might wonder how God could allow this. A part of me wanted to stay here in this place and help these Souls, but how? A prayer entered my heart and I asked Prophet to extend whatever grace he could to these Souls. Whatever you can do for them, I pleaded. Just then a golden light flowed from the Prophet into my heart and out to those Souls. A sense of deep peace flowed into me and I knew that I could move on. I knew that I had to. It was not my place to stay there. They had been given whatever they needed and I had peace not knowing or needing to know what that was.
“God gives Soul freedom to choose what it wants to do. Free will is a gift and if we pray for others to do what we want them to do or what we think they should do we are violating their freedom,” said Prophet in his radiant majesty. As we continued through this nightmare I wished every Soul well. I prayed that they would realize the true dreams of their heart. I also surrendered the outcome of my prayers to Prophet. “Thy will be done, not mine.” Just then I heard the words “They too are loved by God, no less than these Souls.” The Prophet pointed and I looked.
Now we were in a very high plane or mansion of God. There was lightness and peace from everywhere I looked. A golden light surrounded us and we seemed to be in an ocean resort. Everyone was happy here. There were Souls serving other Souls and they seemed genuinely joyful to be able to serve others. This place looked like where people typically go on vacation to be served, but ironically the Souls here were servers. They were servants of God, the happiest of all Souls. This was such a drastic change from where we had just been. I wondered what the difference was between the Souls in the hellish place and the Souls here in what seemed to be a type of Heaven. An answer came, perhaps it was their choices. The Souls dwelling in the lower consciousness were making more self-indulgent choices and the ones dwelling in the higher consciousness were making more selfless choices. Choices had been made in prior lifetimes as well as this current one. The circumstances they were in were not random. There was Divine perfection to everything. I could see it. This gave me a profound sense of peace.
Each Soul had a syllabus and was learning and growing even though it appeared that some of the lessons were very harsh. These courses took place over many lifetimes and on many planes not just the physical. I was shown this big picture overview on what real freedom looks like in this dream experience. It was the opposite of what we are told here on Earth. Social etiquette for the most part teaches us to attain status and power so that we can have others wait on us. In my dream teaching with Prophet, the Souls serving God and His creation were the happiest and freest. They felt God’s Love the most and were able to pass it on. They were able to move about God’s many spheres of existence and were not overly attached to anything in any of the vast worlds.
When I woke up from this dream experience I thought of the Bible scripture Psalm 55:22 “cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” It doesn’t say don’t care, but rather cast your care to the Prophet of our times. In doing so, I did not become overly attached to saving the hurting Souls I saw. If I would have done that, I myself would have been trapped in that place. By consciously walking with Prophet and giving my prayers to him, I knew exactly what to do and what not to do. I wasn’t being asked to get involved. I knew my prayer was heard and answered. I could literally see the blessings I prayed for being offered. What I learned was that the Souls dwelling in the higher Heavens were not loved more than those in the lower worlds. They were each loved equally. The Souls dwelling in the higher planes had graduated to different lessons and experiences via their choices. I believe that my detached prayers, assuming the Prophet would know what was best, allowed me to stay above the fray but still be helpful. There was a balance. Helping others is about giving ourselves over to God through His Prophet so we can be used as Instruments for Him that uplift rather than getting pulled into situations by strong emotions and attachment to outcomes.
I still felt sadness for the Souls I encountered in the harsher lessons but I was not overcome by it. I could cast my care into the loving hands of the Prophet who knows Souls better than I do. There is emotional balance, joy, stability, peace, and freedom in that. I am a sensitive Soul. There was a time when I tried to numb myself to the sorrows of the world. That brought me unhappiness. My relationship with the Prophet gives me the freedom to feel for others without losing my balance or peace. I have better boundaries. I no longer hurt myself in order to help others. When I am genuinely moved for another I ask: “Prophet if there is something I can do, let me know how I can help. If not, whatever you can do for them, your will be done, not mine.” On this dream journey I learned that every Soul is heading back to the Heart of God eventually. There were many planes and certainly more than one lifetime per Soul. The world that looked like hell was not a fixed state. The Souls there would not be there indefinitely. Every Soul is loved by our Creator. None were alone. The Prophet’s presence, although unbeknownst to some of them, was there. Within the many mansions of God are His children learning and growing to one day accept His highest honor, servitude; The blessing of loving all life more than oneself. With this comes real freedom.
Written by Tash Canine
God created us to live our lives from the higher dynamic viewpoint of Soul, not the lower rigid mental state. Until our mind is on board with this arrangement and takes a backseat to Soul, it will throw quite a fuss. No better is the difference between mind and Soul and the battle for top dog illustrated than in this testimony.
Our family had just finished a delicious evening meal and was enjoying some quality time together in the living room. I had settled into my chair, put my feet up to relax after a day at work, and was enjoying watching our two-year-old daughter play. My wife and I began to share our day when our daughter got up from playing, came over, and told me to get up out of my chair.
I explained to her I was enjoying sitting in my chair. She then got very animated and put her hands under my legs trying her best to lift me out of my chair and said, “Up Daddy.” I firmly told her that this was my chair, and I was not moving. She then began to cry and throw a tantrum screaming “My chair Daddy.” My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and a slight smile for this was an exceptional two-year-old moment, even for her, and not her normal behavior. I did not know why, but felt a strong urge to stay firm no matter what she did and stay sitting in my chair. I knew it was best for her. I proceeded to explain to her this was Daddy’s chair, but she could sit with me if she liked. She screamed louder, and the tears were running down both sides of her now-flushed red cheeks as she stood there crying and screaming over and over, “Get up Daddy, it is my chair, get up Daddy, it is my chair. Get up Daddy, it is my chair.” After about five minutes of this behavior there was no sign of letting up, so my wife took our daughter for a bath to calm her down.
This caught my attention for this was over the top behavior even for a two-year-old child. I was left with a sense of peace. I had a knowing that being firm in my attitude, that I was not going to get up no matter what, was best for all involved. Our daughter got her bath, calmed down, and we all went about our evening.
A few weeks later Prophet was helping me and a group of students understand more about our true nature as Soul. A smile came across my face as the memories of my daughter’s behavior a few weeks earlier came rushing into my consciousness. I was given the clarity to see how it tied into our conversation, and it reminded me of a spiritual truth that Del has taught me over the years. Soul belongs in charge of our mind and not the other way around. Soul belongs in the captain’s chair of our life. We are Soul, the spiritual adult in the relationship with the mind. It is much like the loving relationship between a parent and a child.
The mind, we call the “little-self,” is much like a two-year-old and was never designed to run our life. The mind is very limited and is the source of our frustrations, fears, anger, worries, self-doubts, vanity, attachments, and a variety of other ailments. It does not like change, gets overwhelmed, and is generally closed to ideas outside of itself. These are all traits of the mind but not of Soul. The mind is good at balancing our checkbooks and taking care of our daily tasks, but it is very limited when compared to the boundlessness of Soul.
Soul is creative, resilient, happy, peaceful, and cherishes freedom. It also has clarity, a can-do attitude, access to wisdom, and is generally open to new ideas. Soul has a higher spiritual consciousness than the mind, thus better equipped to run our lives. Soul is free to travel the Heavens, has a greater capacity to give and receive love, and Its potential for growth has no limits.
When we begin to be more spiritually nourished, Soul grows stronger in our life. We begin to make better choices and decisions that benefit us and those we love. Some of the things that help Soul grow stronger are singing HU, reading scriptures, paying attention to dreams, spending time with Prophet, and learning to recognize and be grateful for the blessings in life.
When Soul begins to get stronger the mind may start to protest. At first it feels threatened and does not want to give up sitting in the captain’s chair. The little-self has been used to being in charge of our life and has grown to like telling us how things should be. Initially the mind does not like the idea of Soul being in charge and will protest, yell, and scream, much like a two-year-old throwing tantrums to get its way. When Soul gains enough strength it takes charge of the mind and takes its rightful place in the captain’s chair of our life. This is what is best for us and what is best for our little-self.
Our true self, Soul, is designed by God to be in charge of the mind. Soul has a higher view of life, sees more clearly, and is receptive to God’s Love, truth, and guidance. As Soul we are more relaxed, peaceful, joyous, loving, wise, and creative. God actually created the mind to be subservient to Soul; an instrument to be used by Soul to achieve its purpose during its sojourn on planet Earth. This experience is a reminder to me that I want to live my life with Soul in charge of the little-self. That I want to nourish Soul daily and feed it the spiritual food it needs to grow stronger and stay strong, because this is my Divine nature — Soul. It is the true expression of myself as God created me.
Thank you Prophet for giving me this experience and for helping me manifest my Divine nature and the dreams of my heart.
Written by Mark Snodgrass
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 5”
Have you ever questioned, “Why doesn’t God answer me?” after you have called out to Him in prayer. Just because you did not hear a voice coming from the Heavens does not mean He has not answered you. Most likely the answer has been staring you in the face the whole time. God speaks to us in so many different ways; we just have to know how to listen. In this testimony the author shares three different examples of how God answered his prayers. With a little bit of effort on our part we too can recognize and accept many of the blessings God is offering us.
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 5” AVAILABLE HERE
That hot shower first thing in the morning is about as important to me as a cup of coffee is for most people to start the day. One morning as I slowly began to wake up with the shower spraying down on me, I noticed I was standing in a few inches of water. The drain could not keep up with the shower. I did not think it was a big deal because it had all drained out by the time I finished drying off. After a few weeks the water got deeper and my sacred shower had become much less enjoyable. The weekend came around and I picked up a plunger from the hardware store, hoping to quickly resolve my problem. After several hours of plunging mixed with a few minutes of cursing, I called it a day. That night as I showered before bed, it was like taking a bath and a shower at the same time. My shower was mocking me and I knew it.
With the failure of the day still fresh in my mind, I prayed for help regarding the matter and then drifted off to sleep. That night I was given a dream in which my brother-in-law came over to the house with a plunger. In the dream he showed me I needed two plungers to free up the clog in the drain. When I woke up the next morning I knew exactly what I needed to do. It wasn’t five minutes after I got back from the store with an extra plunger that I had recovered a few small, foam letters from the drain that my daughter had played with during her bath. Miraculously enough, the next time I took a shower the drain worked perfectly. Prayer answered. Her foam alphabet collection was back up to twenty-six letters, and my shower was fixed. Dreams are just one of the ways God can communicate with us, but there are so many more if we know where and how to look.
Recently I did a contemplation where I asked what I could do to be a better husband to my wife and father for my children. Essentially, I prayed for help to become better in those areas. There was no booming voice that came down from the Heavens giving me the secret answers. However, after some quiet time following my prayer I had a few specific ideas that came to me. Without getting lost in the details, I had a starting point. Prayer answered. But the Divine was not finished. Later in the afternoon I heard an interview with an author on the radio. The author had written on the very points I was given during my contemplation and had even offered a few more steps beyond what I already had. I took this as acknowledgment I was on the right track. Not only was my prayer continuing to be answered, but there were even more blessings to follow. That night as my wife and I were lying in bed, she shared an article she came across on the Internet. She was not aware of my prayer during contemplation earlier in the day but had managed to find an article on exactly what I was given first thing that morning. God heard my prayer and not only answered it, but helped to keep it alive and fresh throughout the day. In retrospect I cannot help but wonder if I would have missed these gifts from God had I not learned some of the many ways the Divine can communicate with us.
I have been dealing with a personal problem for many years that has affected work, relationships, and probably my personality to some degree or another. A short time back I was literally down on my knees asking God for help. “Help me figure out how to fix this.” I have probably uttered that prayer in some form before, but this time I was not asking God to fix it, I was asking for His help. The answer to that particular prayer came a few days later in the form of a flat tire. I was driving my kids to meet their stepdad so they could go back to his house. The three of us were singing Vanilla Ice’s song “Ice Ice Baby,” a favorite song we sing together. Somewhere between A1A and Beachfront Ave we heard a loud boom. It wasn’t my speakers. It came from the pothole that jumped out and grabbed my rear tire. I knew right away the tire was gone. I was able to pull the car into a church parking lot a few hundred yards up the road. It had been a long time since I had to change a flat, and I was not excited to have to change this one on a cold and windy day. I popped the trunk, grabbing the spare tire and all of the tools I had to change it, but found I was missing the lug nut wrench. Ultimately I had to call for a wrecker to help me change the tire. Obviously the first thought I had was that this is a lesson on being prepared. However, the reason this experience is such a big deal to me is because during the forty minutes or so I waited for the service truck to arrive I was able to see a parallel between the flat tire and the personal problem I have struggled to overcome for so many years, I needed professional help. I pretty much had everything I needed to keep the car on the road; I just needed help from a professional to change the tire.
I think we all have an innate knowing that when we call out to God He actually hears us. I imagine, though, that less of us can confidently say we know He answers our prayers. These are just three examples of the different ways you might be missing your answers. God loves us beyond our comprehension, and when we make Him part of our lives it opens the door to so much love and so many blessings.
Written by Brian Boucher
Life is full of tough decisions, especially when it comes to our beloved pets. It is truly a gift of love from God to receive the clarity we need to move forward confidently without worry or regret. To know we have gotten the message from God and are doing the right thing brings peace during these difficult times.
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The gravity of some choices can weigh heavily on a person’s heart, as this one did on mine. In the spring of 2016 our dog and cherished family member, Angel, suffered a sudden traumatic brain episode that left her unable to move or discern which end was up. Her excellent health and puppy-like vigor just prior to this episode weighed in favor of her likelihood for recovery. Proving this out would involve extensive tests, along with a one or two week stay in the hospital’s intensive care unit. During this time the doctor explained Angel would either show signs of a rebound and regain partial function or experience no improvement at all. The only other option was euthanasia.
One of the hardest choices an individual or family must face is an end-of-life decision for a beloved furry friend. Having had several dogs over the years, I had been charged with making such a decision more than once. I am not here to tell you it gets any easier. Stress often comes with the territory, but the emotional wear and tear can be lessened with help from the Divine. The decision before us was not one my husband and I took lightly. I was especially attached to Angel and loved her dearly. Her presence served as a daily reminder for me to pause and appreciate so many of the ways God’s Love was evident in my life. Hardly a day went by that this sweet soul in a little dog’s body did not make me smile, warm my heart, or help fill me with gratitude and love for God. The thought I may have already spent my last day with her made my heart ache with sadness. In my experience the presence of strong emotions can make it difficult to figure out what to do, or not do. I did not want to be led by my feelings or make a decision I might later look back on and wish I had done differently. Above all, I wanted what was best for this soul, if only I could gain clarity about what it was!
After the medical staff left us alone to ponder the options, my husband and I closed our eyes and reached out to God inwardly for His guidance through the sacred song of HU. Just as my lips moved to utter the prayer in my heart for clarity, the entire facility went dark, and for a moment the world around us fell utterly still and completely silent. Seconds later the lights came back on and the center was again bustling with activity. A staff member poked her head in to check on us, and from the look on her face it seemed she was a little surprised to find us in such a peaceful state, having just opened our eyes. God had heard our prayer and answered it in a form we could relate to instantly: “Lights out!” And with that, we both knew it was time to let our little friend go. We also knew, just as the light and life had resumed in the medical center that evening, so too would the light and life of this soul continue.
It was not easy to let Angel go, but the clarity and reassurance we received allowed us to proceed in this direction with confidence. Looking back, the peace that came from knowing our decision was Divinely guided allowed me to move on with a grateful heart and no regrets.
Written by Sandra Lane
Our mind and emotions are part of who we are in this world, but they are not the eternal spiritual side of us. Soul is, and it is Soul that has a direct line of communication with the inner Prophet. This relationship brings us the clarity to make decisions we can have peace with instead of decisions solely based on emotions.
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 5”
My sister and I live several hundred miles from one another and seldom have the opportunity to spend time together as we once did. As a gift for my forty-ninth birthday she invited me to travel as her guest on a trip out West — a trip that would involve meeting one another at a connecting airport before traveling to our final destination. As much as the thought of having this time together appealed to me, I did not want to jump into it blindly.
An aspect of my spiritual education at the Nature Awareness School has taught me the importance of maintaining balance in all areas of my life, and that doing so goes hand in hand with living an abundant life. Few things threaten our balance more than allowing our emotions to dictate our decisions. And while the mind is a useful tool, Soul, our true Self, resides above the influence of both logic and feelings. From Its higher viewpoint better decisions can be made.
In addition to considering the impact on my home life, work, health, and finances, I looked to the inner Prophet for help in the decision-making process. The help I had asked for came to me in the form of a dream. In it I found myself in a brightly lit airport on one of the inner spiritual Heavens. I had just gotten off a plane when to my surprise, I spotted my sister seated in a waiting area up ahead. I looked forward with joyful anticipation to surprising her as I approached. Her face came alive with a beautiful smile as she stood to greet me. Our meeting was a happy one. The peace and clarity I awoke with left me with a knowingness in my heart it was okay to go. The decision turned out to be a sound one, and the trip full of blessings for each of us.
I have learned the basis for sound decisions ultimately rests on whether we have peace in our heart. A true Prophet of God has the unique ability, through dreams, contemplation, and other forms of inner communication, to show us the truth in our own heart from the viewpoint of Soul.
Written by Sandra Lane
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 5”
There are times when we are not fully aware of the hurts and angers we carry. Whether seen or unseen they can still affect us in many ways. Ultimately, they hold us back spiritually by reducing our ability to give and receive love to our fullest potential. When truth is shined on the hurt, healing can begin.
Excerpt from “Testimonies of God’s Love – Book 5”
I miss my mother. I am sure many, like me, continue to experience the emptiness and loss of a parent even after time passes and we ourselves grow older. My mother did not play a big part in my early childhood years. Most of my childhood memories are of outdoor adventures with my three older sisters as we explored the rural countryside with other neighborhood kids. I have very few early memories of my mother, and as a young child I was never really quite sure of her love. Demonstrating love for one another in our family was not something that was done. However, later in life as my mother and I grew older we developed a friendship based on love and a closeness that comes from being able to share with one another; oftentimes the only requirement was the other just listen. I miss our conversations.
This past spring, while attending a weeklong spiritual retreat at the Nature Awareness School, Prophet Del Hall suggested the class ask for inner guidance and clarity on anything that may be holding us back on our journey home to God. We were to do this before going to bed for the night. Early the following morning, as I lay quietly in bed barely awake, thoughts of my mother poured in. During this quiet morning time Prophet helped me recognize I was angry at my mother because of my childhood doubts of her love for me.
Prophet’s loving guidance showed me it was not that my mother did not love me as a child, it was that she herself carried scars from her childhood that prevented her from fully accepting and demonstrating love. This recognition was a blessed healing freeing me from the anger I carried and had not been fully aware of. In his Divine wisdom Prophet knew even a “little” anger was enough to hold me back from growing spiritually and continuing on my journey home to God.
I now cherish more than ever the love and friendship my mother and I developed in later years. As the weeks passed I recognized I had a prayer in my heart to tell her how much I love and miss her and to forgive her for those early childhood years. This prayer in my heart was answered on April 30, my mother’s birthday! One of my first thoughts upon awakening that morning was, “Happy Birthday Mom.” Later in the day I was drawn to sit in my mother’s loveseat, which I had acquired after her passing and now was in a spare bedroom of my house. Sitting in Prophet’s loving presence, I recalled all the cherished hours of loving conversations I had with my mother in her loveseat. The cherished conversations we had together in this “loveseat” are what had brought us closer together in friendship and love in our later years.
As I sat, I slowly became aware of my mother sitting beside me. I did not physically see her, but in that moment I definitely felt her loving presence. With joy in my heart and much emotion I talked to her. Sharing my feelings, I poured my heart out, crying and expressing to her how I missed her, loved her, and forgave her for those early childhood years. I asked her for forgiveness for the anger I had been carrying towards her. Peace descended on me as I sat in her “loveseat” and physically felt the weight of her arm come around my shoulders in a loving embrace. The prayer in my heart was answered!
By the Grace of God I am blessed by Prophet with this incredible, loving, healing experience.
Written by Donna Hospodar
Often we are not aware the Hand of God has reached into our lives to bless, guide, or protect us. When we do recognize these gifts of love our gratitude and appreciation grows, which opens our heart even further to God’s Love.
I was working on the computer the other week downloading files. As they were rather large files it took some time to download. In between keystrokes I began to contemplate on the miracles of God and God’s blessings. I was sitting there quietly with no agenda, just thinking on the magnificence of God’s Grace. Suddenly I received a tremendous download of love that touched my being in so many ways. A wonderful volume of love poured into me, a gift so precious. Thanking God’s Prophet for this wonderful gift I thought about all the blessings that I receive from God through God’s Prophet. Over the years I have come to discover everything in my life is a gift from God. Sitting there in the office I felt so much love, gratitude, and appreciation. My cup most certainly runneth over.
This started me thinking about the love and gratitude I have for all the gifts I recognize in my life. My family, home, friends, and the gift to see God’s Love manifest in my life in so many ways. My contemplation then shifted as a new thought entered my consciousness. I considered the gifts of love God brings to me that I do not recognize. Then I was reminded of an experience I had several weeks previously. I was working on a job out on the ocean near New England. The ocean weather in the winter can become quite rough and unpredictable. We could only work a few days at a time before a storm would blow through, requiring us to leave our work site and avoid the worst of the weather in a safe harbor. The hundred foot boat we were on was well maintained and the crew very professional. When the weather forecast called a “Small Craft Advisory” we knew to pay attention and run to shelter. This particular time a storm was developing so we moved the vessel to the harbor and set anchor. The wind kept increasing throughout the day and by nightfall we had sustained winds of fifty to sixty miles per hour and gusts over seventy miles per hour. We were still safe. The crew kept a steady watch on our situation and the weather. They had to reset the anchors several times as the wind would push the boat causing the anchors to drag on the bottom.
Going to bed I could feel the wind shifting the boat as it bobbed and rolled against the anchor and chain. Curling up in my sleeping bag I was warm and comfortable, grateful that it was so. I slept well that night. Awakening the next morning I greeted the crew in the galley. They proceeded to tell me that during the night they had recorded a wind speed of over one hundred and four miles per hour. I immediately saw the magnitude of this event, and felt like I had been part of a miracle. My heart turned to God to give thanks for the incredible protection and for keeping us all safe. To put this in perspective a Category One hurricane has sustained winds of at least seventy four miles per hour. Speeds as high as eighty nine miles per hour were recorded when Hurricane Sandy moved through the Garden State. Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall as a Category Three hurricane with sustained winds of one hundred and twenty miles per hour in Louisiana. The winds we experienced were not sustained and would not be considered a hurricane, but the number of things that could have happened to our little vessel boggles the imagination. Yet there we were, sipping coffee in the morning as if nothing happened. We were safe and secure as if we were being held in God’s Hand. The storm had passed and the morning sky was amazing.
Sitting in my office in front of the computer again safe and warm, I wondered about the countless times God protected me, kept me and my loved ones safe from harm, steered me in the right direction at just the right time, and put the right conditions in front of me to answer the prayers of my heart. All those times and I was not aware of any of it. I can, however, try my best to be more aware of and grateful for the blessings I do recognize, to be more aware of God’s Presence throughout the day, and demonstrate gratitude and appreciation for God truly keeping me safe in the palm of His Hand.
Written by Paul Nelson
When we are overly attached to the decisions our loved ones make it becomes harder to love them purely. They are a child of God first and as such they will never be on their own. Learning to love them in a relaxed peaceful way will help you savor the love connection.
It came as an unexpected surprise when my adult daughter decided to attend a HU Sing during her impromptu visit with us one weekend. Two weeks prior, before any of us were aware she’d be visiting, the Prophet — my spiritual teacher and inner guide — appeared to me in what I can now say was a prophetic dream. In this dream, he explained that my daughter had contacted him about an upcoming class, indicating in some way that she wanted to surprise me. It wasn’t long before she did! Two weeks later we were seated at a HU Sing together.
I feel fortunate to have been among those in attendance that day. Sharing the experience with my daughter made it that much more special. The moment I closed my eyes and began singing HU, I saw her as a baby securely cradled in the arms of the Divine. I recognized her as Soul—a beautiful, glowing bundle of Light and Sound. My heart overflowed with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Different moments from her life began to play out after that, allowing me to experience each one from the perspective of knowing that the Presence of God has always been with her and always will be. A higher truth was evident: Although she is my daughter in this lifetime, she belongs to God and has always been in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. The peace and trust I felt in this moment can hardly be put into words. Being totally in the moment, aware of the Presence of God, I experienced detachment from worldly concerns of every kind. Divine love filled my heart and I felt free; free to simply love.
Prophet took me on a personal journey into the higher worlds and it changed me. The experience was tailor made to bring me peace, trust, and a greater understanding of love, as it is in Heaven. Through this experience I was able to recognize my two grown children as adults, which has positively affected how I interact with them. I am less emotionally attached to their decisions and free of the expectations I once carried of being invited to weigh in on their decisions. I now have room to enjoy their presence and relate to them as treasured friends; precious Souls I am blessed to share this life with as we each make our way home to God.
It is a profound gift to savor the experiences of life together, unfettered by the emotional entanglements I once mistook for love. I am grateful to the Prophet for showing me a higher, purer way to love. One that allows me to care in a relaxed and peaceful way.
Written by Sandra Lane
An attitude of gratitude makes all the difference in life, and fortunately there is always something to be grateful about. Perhaps the greatest gift, which can sometimes be overlooked, is the gift of life itself. The small things that sometimes get us down melt away when we remember the blessing of being alive to live another day in God’s Love.
Have you ever considered that God gives us the exact experiences we need in life to help us to know that His Divine hand is in everything? I have been blessed by a true spiritual teacher, Prophet Del Hall III, who has helped me to recognize that no experience in life is simply random or coincidental. It is all a part of God’s plan to help us to grow closer to Him and to recognize that His Love is all around. I was blessed years ago when Prophet helped me to recognize the Divine gift of working with a man who showed up at my job one day. His name was Juan, and he had recently arrived in Virginia from Honduras. He was an air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic by trade, but due to economic problems in his home country he was now working on a landscaping crew with me and trying to save as much money as he could to send home to his family. My supervisor assigned him to work with me most days because I was the only one on the crew who could explain the details of the job to Juan in Spanish. As we worked together for long hours in the hot summer sun I began to see he had something precious, as precious as any American dollars, he had a grateful heart.
One hot humid afternoon as we pruned bushes next to a busy street, we began to talk about the spiritual side of life. Juan was a devout Christian who spoke about the Bible and God in a reverential tone. He at one point paused and said emphatically, “Every day is a gift from God.” His words went right into my heart. In that moment there was nothing to stress over. The hours of working in the summer heat, the traffic noise, feelings of loneliness since a relationship had recently come to an end, nothing that had been bothering me in days past, mattered at this point. It was a gift to simply to be alive for another day with God. While I felt Juan speaking from his heart in that moment, I know that it was also the spiritual presence of Prophet, the Voice of God, who was speaking words of Divine wisdom through him.
That conversation with my friend from Honduras helped me to look at life with a more grateful attitude. I went on to enjoy many more conversations with Juan as we became good friends. Many years have passed since I last saw Juan, but his words stay alive in my memory. Prophet, through his inner presence, has often taken me back to that moment when Juan expressed his gratitude for God and reminded me of what a precious gift of Divine love each day, and each moment, truly is.
Prophet Del Hall has also shown me that not only is each moment a precious gift from God, but that many of the people that we cross paths with in life may also be the carriers of profound gifts of love. One day when I was talking with Del about how I felt blessed to be able work with immigrants like Juan and to help them to feel more at ease in the United States, he raised the possibility that maybe Juan was a spiritual teacher who God had sent to me, because I was the one who needed some help. He certainly did teach me about gratitude and how to keep a positive attitude at a job that was not always pleasant or easy. He did this not just by things that he would say, but mostly through the example he set of often having a smile on his face and a sense of humor while he worked with enthusiasm, regardless of the weather or the task that we were assigned.
I have grown to appreciate that the Voice of God, the Holy Spirit, is always communicating to us. Sometimes the communication comes to us through the friends, co-workers, and seemingly random strangers, as well as from within ourselves. What a privilege it is to know that there is a Prophet of God upon this Earth who can help us to hear the Divine voice and to be alert to its presence in all areas of our lives.
Written by Roland Vonder Muhll
You are a spiritual being on a journey home to the Heart of God. You have been created with certain attributes to help guide you during your travels. One of the greatest is the ability of Soul to recognize truth when it hears it. – Enjoy
Before I came to the Nature Awareness School I knew I was searching for a path to God, but I did not know I was also searching for truth. Even as a child, I knew that my parent’s church was not for me. I wanted more than to believe, I wanted to know, to experience God for myself.
There is truth that is greater than facts and far beyond opinions. Soul knows truth when it hears it, as the Voice of God sings beneath the words to touch the heart. At my first class at the Nature Awareness School, I heard in Del’s voice one of the key truths, that God loves me.
It was a survival skills class, but Del wove in spiritual teachings whenever there was interest and opportunity. This happened often throughout the week, but all I remember now is him saying “you are loved” over and over. When he spoke, it resonated in my heart like nothing I had ever heard in church. I felt my whole body vibrating with it at times. I’ve heard people say, “God loves you” countless times. Those who spoke or wrote it surely believed or at least hoped it was true. When Del spoke, I knew it was truth because he knew.
I have experienced God’s Love again and again. Over time as I accepted this truth and more, it became a foundation to build on. No matter what happens or how things appear, I know God loves me. To know from experience is a gift beyond measure. I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams.
Written by Jean Enzbrenner