September 11, 2016 – A Jedi’s Guide to Growth in Consciousness

09/11/16 Rev. David McArthur
“A Jedi’s Guide to Growth in Consciousness”

Our story tellers so often give us information about our spiritual growth, like what it takes to grow into a higher consciousness, to change from the 3rd dimension to the 4th, to move from power to love. As we grow into a greater consciousness it is time to understand the way of the Force.

In a galaxy far, far away, the desire to control others is shown when the storm troopers show up. The need to control comes from our fear. It’s like our thoughts are sent out to tell everyone we are right! You know you are “in” power when you want to control those around you. But when we move into greater consciousness we perceive ourselves as wanting to empower those around us.

In the latest Star Wars episode, when a storm trooper is shot another trooper responds with compassion and removes his own helmet, and we have a personal experience with him as he sees he has to free himself from the thought of control. The thought is the male aspect. In another place a young lady, a scavenger (which is the lowest of their society) responds with compassion to a droid. This is the feminine aspect, the feeling of stepping into a greater consciousness.

Emilie Cady was deeply rooted in her spiritual knowledge. But she had a situation she was unable to transform. Her father, although innocent, was isolated, condemned, and, it’s my guess, incarcerated for years. In all her work she wasn’t able to free him of this. She wrote,
“One day while sitting alone in my room, my hands busy with other things, my heart cried out, “O God, stretch forth Thy hand and deliver!” Instantly the answer came “I have no hands but human hands. Your hand is my hand; stretch it forth spiritually and give whatsoever you will to whomsoever you will, and I will establish it.” Unquestioningly I obeyed… Within a few days my dear father came home a free man, justified, exonerated…”

We have to grow up. The spiritual power is expressed through us, our thoughts and feelings. It’s different from control. It’s what love does.

Emilie Cady had a weak ankle. Her understanding was that any place where her body was not whole was a place of unknown spirituality. So she stepped up to the perception, “There is only God. All else is a lie,” withdrawing any power she had given to a lesser perception (“evil” or the 2nd force), “because God is all that there is.” She was healed.

There is only God; there is only love. Again, There is only God; there is only love. Again, There is only God; there is only love. …for any situation in your life…to live in a place where there is only love, infinite love everywhere present…infinite power everywhere present…for every need, in every situation. When that feeling exists there is silence. We were in the Silence a short time ago. From the Silence thoughts and feelings flow out in infinite love. It’s an amazing journey and we’re all on it. May the Force be with you!

September 11, 2016 – A Jedi’s Guide to Growth in Consciousness

09/11/16 Rev. David McArthur
“A Jedi’s Guide to Growth in Consciousness”

Our story tellers so often give us information about our spiritual growth, like what it takes to grow into a higher consciousness, to change from the 3rd dimension to the 4th, to move from power to love. As we grow into a greater consciousness it is time to understand the way of the Force.

In a galaxy far, far away, the desire to control others is shown when the storm troopers show up. The need to control comes from our fear. It’s like our thoughts are sent out to tell everyone we are right! You know you are “in” power when you want to control those around you. But when we move into greater consciousness we perceive ourselves as wanting to empower those around us.

In the latest Star Wars episode, when a storm trooper is shot another trooper responds with compassion and removes his own helmet, and we have a personal experience with him as he sees he has to free himself from the thought of control. The thought is the male aspect. In another place a young lady, a scavenger (which is the lowest of their society) responds with compassion to a droid. This is the feminine aspect, the feeling of stepping into a greater consciousness.

Emilie Cady was deeply rooted in her spiritual knowledge. But she had a situation she was unable to transform. Her father, although innocent, was isolated, condemned, and, it’s my guess, incarcerated for years. In all her work she wasn’t able to free him of this. She wrote,
“One day while sitting alone in my room, my hands busy with other things, my heart cried out, “O God, stretch forth Thy hand and deliver!” Instantly the answer came “I have no hands but human hands. Your hand is my hand; stretch it forth spiritually and give whatsoever you will to whomsoever you will, and I will establish it.” Unquestioningly I obeyed… Within a few days my dear father came home a free man, justified, exonerated…”

We have to grow up. The spiritual power is expressed through us, our thoughts and feelings. It’s different from control. It’s what love does.

Emilie Cady had a weak ankle. Her understanding was that any place where her body was not whole was a place of unknown spirituality. So she stepped up to the perception, “There is only God. All else is a lie,” withdrawing any power she had given to a lesser perception (“evil” or the 2nd force), “because God is all that there is.” She was healed.

There is only God; there is only love. Again, There is only God; there is only love. Again, There is only God; there is only love. …for any situation in your life…to live in a place where there is only love, infinite love everywhere present…infinite power everywhere present…for every need, in every situation. When that feeling exists there is silence. We were in the Silence a short time ago. From the Silence thoughts and feelings flow out in infinite love. It’s an amazing journey and we’re all on it. May the Force be with you!

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January 3, 2016 – A New Way to a New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfolding of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

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January 3, 2016 – A New Way to a New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfolding of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

January 3, 2016 – A New Way To A New Creation

Rev. David McArthur
A New Way To A New Creation

We are at the most amazing time for the unfoldment of spiritual awareness of all mankind. It is a time of higher energy, a time to step up to a higher level. Emily Cady said to affirm the good you desire. “Desire in the heart is always God tapping at the door of your consciousness with his infinite supply… The thing you desire…has already been started towards you…and it is the first little approach of the thing itself striking you that makes you desire it…” It has been given and your desire is awakening to it.

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” But in Taoism, Lao Tzu says, “Desires wither the heart.” Does this mean, “Don’t ask”? Are Jesus and Lao Tzu having an argument? For ages we suppressed our feeling nature because we didn’t know the difference between heart emotions and those initiated by the brain. I believe Lao Tzu was referring to the ego-based desires. My understanding is Jesus spoke of the heart asking, not the head.

The consciousness we have grown into is enough for this moment. But never be satisfied—why stop now? You are limited only by your capacity to understand. We have grown in our capacity and we have grown as a group consciousness.

What are the things we ask for? More money? That’s ok. But the desire for money is usually for the empowerment it provides to do what we came here for. Is it for health? Well, let’s get well and get on with what we came to do. Is it for a better relationship? Are you spending all your energy on a poor relationship? Harmony supports us.

The head’s desire is to have something come TO you; the heart’s desire is to have something come THROUGH you. I had always wanted to share the power of the discoveries of HeartMath at the large gatherings of Unity leaders, but Unity ministers are not asked to be keynote speakers at any of those. So I went deeper in my heart to ask what do I really want. It was a desire I could feel. I could feel it’s power! And  things just changed! The next year I was the keynote speaker! Receive the love already given. It blesses you.

How? Start with feeling love. You can always feel love for another. Hold them in that beautiful feeling. Now you’re deep in your heart. Step back and let that love be the divine love for you. It is right there without condition. Then ask what do I really really want? That love has infinite wisdom. It knows deeply and intimately the desire of your heart. The answer will be given. Say yes! It is a blessing which comes to you and through you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! Right now we are open to unlimited blessings. It’s ok that they come to you. Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me!

You can have beauty, talent, and a comfortable life. It’s not so you can have “more than…” Unlimited blessings flow to me and through me! You can tell when you hit it right because it is really fun!

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November 8, 2015 – Climbing The Beanstalk to God Within

11/08/15  Rev. David McArthur
Climbing the Beanstalk to God Within

Jack and the Beanstalk is a story of our spiritual journey. Jack is the son of a woman so poor she sends Jack to town to sell the family cow, which he does for a handful of “magic” beans. His mother gets so upset she throws the beans out the window. The mother is our “poor” state of consciousness. For some it’s body poor, relationship poor, whatever your favorite “poor” is.

The beans grow to the clouds. Of course, Jack has to climb the beanstalk. At the top it is beautiful, with lush fields and a beautiful castle. The giant had killed the Knight and everyone else in it but the Lady, who escaped. She was a Fairy (an angel which brings higher consciousness to us here).

The giantess tells Jack that he (us) is heir to the castle, the kingdom, but he has to kill the giant to get it. Emily Cady has written, “…to be ‘heirs of God…means every man is the inlet, and may become the outlet, of all there is in God… that all that God is and has is in reality for us, His only heirs, if we only know how to claim our inheritance.”

The giant is the god-thought that controls all, is far away and doesn’t love us. We believe that when we do our “poor” thing. Jack is enslaved by the giant. The giantess, the feminine feeling of fear, protects Jack because she wants him to serve her. It’s fear that enslaves us (fear of God). So Jack is hidden in the closet. When the giant falls asleep Jack steals the hen that lays golden eggs, goes down the beanstalk, and gives it to his mother. It is a symbol of divine ideas which bring fertility, abundance, and success for the labors of the farm-based life of the early nineteenth century.

The next night the giant counts his gold coins. They represent the abundance of God in this moment, the experience of divine capacity we are related to. Jack takes them to his mother too. The next night the giant commands his harp to play its beautiful music. (It’s a symbol of love, the harmonizing power.) Jack steals the harp, too, but it calls out to the sleeping giant, “Master…” Jack tells the harp, “I am your master now.” When he gives it to his mother (the symbol of the feminine) she gives him the axe to cut down the beanstalk, to undercut the God we fear. Letting love be felt removes the fearful God from our consciousness.

Jack still lives in the cottage and the Fairy tells him he has to remove the giantess (fear) to live in the castle. She takes him to town and shows the people that he is the rightful heir to have the gifts in the castle. We have to integrate it. We aren’t separate. We are one with all that love, goodness, abundance—our powers. We have to climb the beanstalk. Jesus put it this way, “The Father and I are one.”

For me it is helpful to say I am one with the goodness of God! Feel that goodness. There is no money lack, no need to do relationship lack. I am one with the goodness of God! There is nothing that’s against you because you are a radiant child of God. I am one with the goodness of God! Knowing that, may all your giants come tumbling down!

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September 14, 2014 – Where Am I?


9/14/14 Sheila Gautreaux, L.U.T.
Where Am I?

The universe conspires to lead us in the direction in which we will be fulfilled. It’s our curriculum as souls for evolving to our highest consciousness. It’s our spiritual journey. When you are on your journey of spiritual evolution, your old belief systems just don’t disappear. In the parable of the new wine in the old wine skins, wine means the essence of life; old wine means our old belief systems. Putting the new wine in the old skins bursts the old skins. So, like in the parable of the weeds sown with the wheat, let the new beliefs grow to maturity along side the weeds. Then the weeds, like the old wine skins can be discarded.

Emily Cady, in Lessons In Truth, asks if we are in liberty or bondage. Most of us were raised in a church other than Unity. Many of us needed to be free of those beliefs. Something happened to propel us to a new thought teaching. It was something which punctuated our equilibrium (an interruption in your balance). It interrupts the normal flow of our lives. It changes something in the brain, which is wired to then seek a new balance, some place within for dealing with the situation. This is in a natural order to allow us to get to the next level of consciousness. These things aren’t to hurt or harm us. As we evolve, the universe evolves. The greater our consciousness, the greater the consciousness of the universe. Then we find a new balance in our lives. But “punctuating equilibrium” won’t stop until we’re dead.

Our evolution is within. Be in the present moment. If you are in the past or in the future, you are nowhere. Your point of power is in the present. Each of these situations is a learning experience. If you are willing to see that, you are 90% toward resolution of a situation. Each offers another opportunity for healing. So ask, “What is this for?”

Then forgive; forgive the other person for bringing this, and forgive the person before who brought it. And forgive yourself. We judge our experience by the past and project it into the future, thus carrying it with us all the time. The key is to be in freedom, to be in the now. My point of power is in the present moment. My point of power is in the present moment. My point of power is in the present moment.

The power within me is greater than the situation before me. The power within me is greater than the situation before me. The power within me is greater than the situation before me.

That’s your freedom and evolution! Affirm Be still. Let it go. And let it be.

You can do it!

September 14, 2014 – Where Am I?

9/14/14 Sheila Gautreaux, L.U.T.
Where Am I?

The universe conspires to lead us in the direction in which we will be fulfilled. It’s our curriculum as souls for evolving to our highest consciousness. It’s our spiritual journey. When you are on your journey of spiritual evolution, your old belief systems just don’t disappear. In the parable of the new wine in the old wine skins, wine means the essence of life; old wine means our old belief systems. Putting the new wine in the old skins bursts the old skins. So, like in the parable of the weeds sown with the wheat, let the new beliefs grow to maturity along side the weeds. Then the weeds, like the old wine skins can be discarded.

Emily Cady, in Lessons In Truth, asks if we are in liberty or bondage. Most of us were raised in a church other than Unity. Many of us needed to be free of those beliefs. Something happened to propel us to a new thought teaching. It was something which punctuated our equilibrium (an interruption in your balance). It interrupts the normal flow of our lives. It changes something in the brain, which is wired to then seek a new balance, some place within for dealing with the situation. This is in a natural order to allow us to get to the next level of consciousness. These things aren’t to hurt or harm us. As we evolve, the universe evolves. The greater our consciousness, the greater the consciousness of the universe. Then we find a new balance in our lives. But “punctuating equilibrium” won’t stop until we’re dead.

Our evolution is within. Be in the present moment. If you are in the past or in the future, you are nowhere. Your point of power is in the present. Each of these situations is a learning experience. If you are willing to see that, you are 90% toward resolution of a situation. Each offers another opportunity for healing. So ask, “What is this for?”

Then forgive; forgive the other person for bringing this, and forgive the person before who brought it. And forgive yourself. We judge our experience by the past and project it into the future, thus carrying it with us all the time. The key is to be in freedom, to be in the now. My point of power is in the present moment. My point of power is in the present moment. My point of power is in the present moment.

The power within me is greater than the situation before me. The power within me is greater than the situation before me. The power within me is greater than the situation before me.

That’s your freedom and evolution! Affirm Be still. Let it go. And let it be.

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March 23, 2014 – The Heart’s Path to Freedom: 3. Understanding

Tsu3/23/14 Rev. David McArthur
The Heart’s Path to Freedom: 3. Understanding

On our journey to be free the first step is Embrace your feelings, especially the ones not in harmony, identified by that reactive pain. When they come up, there is healing to do. Then turn on the power of the heart by Breathing Love. Today step three, Spiritual Understanding. It’s divine objectivity. It’s in the heart because love is there, God is there, and there is intelligence and light.

I found myself filled with anxiety and a very strong feeling to get away from a conference that I really wanted to attend. Feelings are something we experience, but are not our nature. It was time I healed my feelings. So I took time to be alone. I turned on the power of my heart and spent five beautiful minutes breathing love. Then I asked for understanding. Within that love is the wisdom to truly see. When we look at ourselves through the head it is judgmental. The brain loves right and wrong. We feel guilt, fear, blame. That’s why we don’t like to look at ourselves. But I was in my heart, breathing love, opening to Spirit, to the heart’s deep understanding. It is enlightening, compassionate. Wholeness is it’s nature because Divine Presence is wholeness.

We know a secret: God is good all the time —even when it doesn’t feel like it. There are those who are healed just by the spiritual power when they open to compassion. A young missionary found she was increasingly unhappy, even depressed. She didn’t know she could just go in and turn on the power by breathing love. But she prayed, asking for help, a beautiful expression of self love. She opened to that until she could the feel love. She asked for understanding. She then understood it wasn’t her dream, but her parents’. She needed to go home and attend to her own needs. She was freed of her unhappiness.

The medicine wheel is a wonderful part of the Native American teaching. One of its four directions is Eagle. This young lady had the experience of Eagle, seeing from above. Emily Cady put it this way: “Understanding is a spiritual birth, a revelation of God within the heart of man.” It’s a greater vision from God through the power of the heart. The Taoist, Lao Tzu, said, “The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision…His heart is open as the sky.”

Affirm Breathing love, I open to understanding. In a quiet moment in your day, ask, “Were there recent times when pain or emotions not in harmony came up?” Then Breathe Love. That openness is the opening to the beautiful, powerful individual you are. It brings understanding to everything in our lives!

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January 26, 2014 – The Fourth Step to the Heart: Heart Asking

1/26/14 Rev. David McArthur
The Fourth Step to the Heart: Heart Asking

Step 1. is Self Awareness—that point of spiritual awakening which takes us to the capacity to choose. 2. Heart Focus—takes us to the heart, to the capacity to enter into the direct connection with the spiritual self. 3. Heart Feeling—is being at the door of the heart and diving in, feeling love, appreciation, etc. Today, it’s 4. Heart Asking. You don’t have to do this, by step 3 you are already in the place of peace. But Jesus’ teaching, “My peace I give unto you” was to find love in the midst of what’s going on, to effectively transform what’s around you. (If it’s around you it’s yours!) So you’ve gotta take care of what’s there. How? With Heart Asking—accessing the powerful divine intelligence that moves in us and through us.

You’ve heard “Ask, and it will be given to you…For everyone who asks receives.…” I explored this asking for many years. When we ask sincerely within ourselves for guidance it will be given. That’s a law and it works! Sincerity in asking takes you to the peace within and the divine guidance.

Emily Cady taught that God is not omnipotent, but omnipotence; not omnipresent, but omnipresence. All that is not a being having qualities. It is the very good itself—all power—all knowledge. We call on knowledge and power. All it is, is wholeness. We call on taking something not whole and go to wholeness.

God is the very intelligence itself. We come to the fullness of intelligence Itself. When we perceive the divine, the wholeness that is there, we are enlightened, illumined. We ask that it be brought into our experience. Self Awareness. Heart Focus. Heart Feeling. Now, Heart Asking, “How do I respond wisely?” The trick is it requires sincerity. Not asking that the heart agree with what the head has already decided, but sincerely ask with open heart, “How do I respond wisely?” When things aren’t working—we have rejection, anger, hurt—find the road to the greater through Heart Asking. The intelligence is there. It has to be. It is pure love and intelligence.

“How do I respond wisely?” “How do I respond wisely?” “How do I respond wisely?” This is a kick! It takes care of us. We are always invited into a world of wholeness and wisdom. Divine wisdom flows through my heart. Divine wisdom flows through my heart. Divine wisdom flows through my heart. It does. What a gift! Your wisdom is here, now! Bless You!

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