I am Therefore I am: March 2014

Describing the path of our Love with God, a path of remembering our Oneness with Him.

Monday, March 31, 2014

What Does Love Do?

What does Love want to do? Love wants to give joy to others. Ask yourself in every interaction if this is what you are doing. What is your intent? If it is not to give joy, why is it not?

Lawrence Doochin

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Everything Can Be Used To Reach God

Guilt, fear, shame, self judgment, and everything associated with these are not of God. But these things can temporarily serve as a blessing to us. When we feel one of these things, we know that our thinking is illusory and does not align with God. We can work back and see the trail of thoughts which created the guilt or the fear. By bringing awareness to this and working back to the source, and by knowing that the source and the trail are not of God, we can begin to heal these false patterns. The next time you feel one of these, don't judge yourself for feeling it, because this only adds to what is false. Have compassion on yourself and bring the Light of His awareness to what you are experiencing in order to heal it.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

In Another's Shoes

Sometimes we are given experiences in order that we may see how misguided or cut off we are. We learn to turn from judgment, where we have judged others who have a certain experience or condition, to compassion, where we truly see what it is to walk in another's shoes because we now must deal with the same experience or condition. It is easy to judge another from afar, but it is a whole different story when the "afar" becomes us.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Don't Go Looking

You do not have to go looking for Love. You have it! It is you! Your task is simply to release everything that covers up your recognition of this.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Can God Change?

There is one God. God loves All --- God is ALL. Yet evert religion, even every individual, holds a different view of this one God, and this view changes over time. Can God change? Can one religion or individual have the "right" view of God and all others are wrong? Are we truly seeing God or is our perception of God filtered through the lens of societal and our individual beliefs? Can we know the Absolute in this world of shadows and symbols?

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All Decisions


You ask God what you should do for all of your major decisions. Why would you not do the same for your minor ones? Do you not want to bother Him? Do you think you can handle the small ones by yourself? At what point do they become large enough where you ask Him? If you keep some decisions for yourself, even minor ones, you are saying that you know what is best for you in every experience, every moment. And you don't.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Projection

Have you ever considered why there are certain attributes or characteristics, certain personality "flaws" that really bother you in others? Then there are other people with "flaws" that don't bother you but are considered "bad" by other people? Because everyone hates what they see in themselves, what they judge themselves for. Seeing them in someone else reminds you that you feel this way about yourself, and your anger at this other person for being lazy or being forgetful is your way of projecting your self judgment "away" from yourself.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Being Vulnerable

When you get angry and have a grievance against someone for not doing or acting the way you want, they feel that unconscious burden of expectations that is being placed on them. Because you are reacting from fear and an illusory view, they often react from the same, trying to cast off those expectations. This is not an authentic relationship, because neither of you is expressing your true feelings and being completely truthful. We fear being vulnerable, because we want to stay safe, but in reality this only keeps us from joy and peace.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Comparison

Comparison serves no purpose except to keep you feeling separate from God. There will always be someone smarter than you, better looking than you, richer, more accomplished, more spiritual, younger than you. But these are all appearances. When you compare, you place your faith in what is false. In God, comparisons become meaningless, for we are One. Oneness means no differences --- there is nothing to compare. It is all God. Is one love better than another love? There is just one Love, and you are a part of that Love.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

But For The Grace Of God

Lyrics to a Simon and Garfunkel song. "And so you see I have come to doubt, all that I once held as true. I stand alone without beliefs. The only truth I know is you. And as I watch the drops of rain, weave their weary paths and die. I know that I am like the rain. There but for the grace of you go I."

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

A God of Love

A God of Love

God is a God of Love. He is not a God of hate, judgment, or punishment, otherwise He would not be Love. For those who have attributed qualities other than Love to Him, they are making Him in the image of how they see themselves. If you self judge, as the vast majority do with these beliefs running under the surface, then you will believe to a certain degree that He judges you, because you cannot see it any other way. If you have blue colored glasses on, you will see the world with a blue tint. As you drop self judgment and false beliefs, you see Him as the Love He is. Your greatest desire is to return to a knowing and remembrance of His unconditional Love, to return to a remembrance of your union with Him.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Through His Grace

Through His Grace are you redeemed. This does not mean that there are not times when you must exert effort. This is the paradox. Of yourself, you are nothing, and His Grace is required for you to return to Him. But there are times when effort is important for you, like when you encounter dry periods, dark nights of the soul, and you desperately desire to feel His Presence. It is not that our effort takes us somewhere. Through our struggles we see that without His Grace, nothing can happen, and this helps us to surrender, to know that we cannot truly do anything of ourselves. Only by the ego being reduced to the small voice it truly is, by becoming like a child, can we enter Heaven.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cracks In The Foundation

Many want to condemn those who don't see things the way they do. If I told them that a murderer or rapist was as close to God as they were, then they would condemn me, because they MUST see evil. Otherwise, they believe that their whole world would crack, but in truth it would become Heaven.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

See Past The Appearance

If you can see someone's "attack" as a call for Love, then there is no need for you to attack back. You can lay down all your swords, and you can respond back to them with what they ask for, which is Love. This helps both of you to remember God.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Awaken!

Romans 13:11-12 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkeness, and let us put on the armor of light. Ephesians Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep. Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

It is time for you to awaken from this dream. For when you are in a dream, and you don't realize that you are the dreamer of the dream and can change it, you have fear. And there is great fear in the world because people do not realize they are in a dream. Do you think this world, the people, the events, the wars, the hatred is real? Do you think that a God, who is Love, could create such a world? Will you still believe that you are in darkness, in the night, or do you see the new dawn that is coming? Awaken from your dream, for if you don't you will eventually become paralyzed by fear.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

It Is Only Yours Alone

You think that you know what people are thinking about you and what they are judging you on. But do you realize that you are basing that on your own judgments of yourself? You have no idea what another's thoughts are and whether they are even judging you or not. What does this show you? It shows you that you create this little personal world based on your beliefs and judgments. This "belief system" is unique to you alone. Thus it has no validity. What is of God is all that is valid, and what is of God is Changeless and eternal. What underlies your belief system?

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

http://www.thedivinespeaks.com/

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bring God In

Bring God In

You can only transform something you don't like, something you judge yourself for, like a thought or a feeling, by fully accepting that it is a part of you NOW. That does not mean it will be a part in the next moment, but you cannot transform anything by pushing it off, trying to run from it, or pretending it is not there. How do you accept it? While you have these thoughts or feelings that you don't like, feel His Presence. When we do that, we acknowledge our Unity and wholeness. When you try to push something off, which is impossible, you are believing that you are not whole. Anytime you self judge, you believe that you are not whole and that you are separate from God. Bringing God in transforms that which you don't like, because it helps you see from Unity instead of self judgment and separation.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

It Is All Fleeting Except His Love

A lot of people of fame and wealth are unhappy because they finally have what they think will make then happy and it doesn't do it. The vast majority of people are on an endless search for some thing. They want a better job, more money, a bigger house, fame, a better body, a better sex life, a better looking spouse --- the list is endless. If you never get what you think it is that will make you happy, you can justify your unhappiness by saying "well if I only had that." A lot of these people are angry at God because he is not delivering the goods. The thinking is that if he loved them enough, He would give them what makes them happy. Do you see how the responsibility falls outside of them? They do not want to look at the possibility that happiness is their responsibility, nor do they want to look at the possibility that they already have everything which will make them happy and joyful.

Many of those who get what they want in terms of money or fame are depressed, because they have achieved what they wanted to, and it has not made them happy. They cannot continue a search which has ended. This is why you see so many who are addicted, because they try to numb the depression and pain. What they are truly looking for, what we are all truly looking for, is God's Love. Being in communion with Him is what gives us joy. Regardless of the outer circumstances --- whether you are rich or poor, old or young, black or white, president of the US or a homeless person --- you already have everything you need to be joyful. There is no search, because joy is intrinsic. It does not depend on anything "outside" of you, because all of this is temporary and fleeting. The fame, the money, the new house can all go away tomorrow. But your relationship with Him is eternal.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

God Is With You

What does this mean? In these posts I talk a lot about Oneness and Unity with God, but each of us has to go past the intellectual understanding of this to an experential one. Experiencing this means that you have no worries, no fear --- your "problems" are viewed in a different light --- and you feel His Presence constantly. This is what is meant when we say we are reborn in Christ/Love/God, not accepting some creed or dogma, not accepting what others or I say about God. You are holy! Right now, and in each and every moment, for all eternity, you are having but not recognizing, an experience of God awakening in you. Allow this to happen. KNOW this is your Truth. God has your back because He is your back. There is no separation between you and Him. You THINK there is separation, because you believe you see separation of everything, but this is false. Even science has now proven that there is one unified field of energy. You cannot see this in yourself, cannot see that your are an inseparable part of the body of God, because you believe that you are sinful. The extent that you believe you are sinful is the extent to which you see yourself as separate from God, the extent to which you see Him as a judgmental and punishing God, etc. Take, live, and BE your inheritance as His child, His Beloved, right here, right now. Any delay only delays your peace and joy.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Simple Thing

When you talk to someone and you have your arms crossed, you are giving them an unconscious signal that you are closed off, disinterested, or fearful of what they are saying. When you open your arms, you are acknowledging that you are open to whatever they need to express, even if that is anger at you. The more open you are and accepting of all, the more you will open yourself to His presence. Just the simple and physical act of uncrossing your arms when you speak with someone will cause miracles to happen in your life.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Live Courageously

If your parents supported you, hugged you, and told you they loved you, then continue that pattern with your kids. If your parents criticized you all the time and did not love and support you emotionally, break that pattern with your kids. It takes a lot of courage to break free from a family dynamic which is the is the only one you have known, even if it is dysfunctional. You are the missing link between your parents and your kids, and whether you decide to live in fear or to live courageously will determine the ripple through many generations, past and future.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Why You Exist

His Love for you will be there, eternally, whether you return that Love or not. Eventually, you will return that Love, because that is what you exist for. Everything that happens, everyone you meet in this dream of separation is meant to help you awaken from the dream and return to this Love. He is your Beloved, and you are His.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

An Altar For God

Only a mind which desires, recognizes, and accepts wholeness and Unity will be an altar for God.

Lawrence Doochin

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Let Go

Let go of your expectations, and everything becomes a surprise, a gift, and a blessing for you.

Lawrence Doochin

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Does God Reward The Good?

There is a belief that God rewards the good and punishes the wicked, yet this belief is one formed from a mind which thinks it is separate from God. God expresses through us. You are One with Him. Why would He punish Himself? The belief that God rewards and punishes is a classic error of thinking that originates from seeing what appears to be a certain result and working back to a false cause. Yes, it appears that "good" things happen to "good" people and that "bad" things happen to "bad" people, but you realize the effect is created by a completely different cause when you see through Oneness and a unified Mind. "Good" people are joyous, serve others, and are bright lights because they more closely recognize, some at a non conscious level, the unity of All. In doing so they are more open to the qualities they share with God --- peacefulness, joy, Love, and abundance. With abundance they innately know that full abundance is part of their inheritance as a Son of God, and that belief draws great abundance to them through the power of their belief and thought. Thus it appears that good things happen to good people, and the opposite is true. Those who feel no connection with God and who strongly believe that they are separate from Him, bring to themselves what they believe. If they believe in a cruel and punishing world as true reality, this is what is brought to them as their thoughts create their reality.

Lawrence Doochin

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Love Looks Past

God will bring us many opportunities to practice forgiveness because that is one of our purposes here. There will also be that one person who you just don't want to forgive, often a family member or close friend who has hurt or betrayed you. But the hard ones are the ones where you are given the opportunity to take a quantum leap in your understanding and compassion and in your relationship with God. It is important to recognize that you withhold forgiveness from someone because you want to punish that person. When we reflect on the need to punish, we can see that this belief comes from a larger belief system that God is a punishing God, not a God of Love. And it also comes from a belief that we have sinned and should be punished. For if we see sin in someone else, we see it in ourselves. If we have compassion on another and see their divinity, their Oneness with ourselves and God, we automatically have compassion on ourselves and see our Oneness with this other person and God. We can see sin, separation, and judgment, or we can see what can see what can better be classified as errors, along with Love, and Oneness. Realize that Love looks past. Realize that forgiveness is about YOUR joy and peace.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Where God Can Take You

God can take you, can reveal to you, only as far as you ALLOW Him. He will not override the free Will that He gave to you. You can be in the world but not of it. You can do greater things than Jesus --- he told you so! How willing are you to release what is false inside of you, the false beliefs you hold about yourself, God, and your relationship to God? Are you afraid of your own divinity, of your holiness? Don't be afraid to face what is false inside of you. It doesn't really exist. It only exists through the power of your belief that you give to it. You are not this temporary personality which has an identity tied to the world or certain family/relationship dynamics and which is doomed to go back to dust --- what a sad existence that would be if it were true. As you withdraw these false beliefs, you recognize that you are as God created you, which is who you have always been, because you are One with Him. When you release what is false, only God remains.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Conflict Anyone?

Are you tired of conflict? Do you think that all the problems are created by the other person? Conflict is always a two way street, because if one person does not engage in the conflict, there is none. Are you willing to be the person who does not continue the conflict? If not, don't complain when your life lacks joy because you live from an ego perspective of always having to be right. You may "win" the battle, but you will "lose" in what really matters.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Monday, March 03, 2014

The Purpose Of The World

The purpose of everything in this world --- our experiences, our relationships, objects, people, nature, etc --- is not what the vast majority use these things for. The vast majority uses them to support a false identity of themselves, an ego identity that is not based on their divine nature. So the ego looks at something or someone and asks what it can give to it to support its identity --- what can this educational degree or job do for me, what adulation or false power or affirmation of victimhood can I get from this relationship, etc. With the ego it is always about what it can get, because it needs to constantly reaffirm a false self. With our true Self, it is about what can be given to the whole, for Love gives, without conditions. The purpose of everything in this world then becomes one of forgiveness, for the world is badly in need of that as the collective ego appearance of the world is one of projected guilt and blame. When we see that the true purpose of this experience is one of forgiveness, which allows us to return to a recognition of our divinity and Oneness with God, to return to Love, then we no longer participate in the collective projection of guilt, and everything and everyone becomes a blessing to help us remember who we are.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Certainty

When you are impatient about something happening, it means that you are not certain it will happen. Those who have certainty can afford to be patient.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

What Defines You?

There may be something you experienced --- like being sexually abused as a child, being fired from a job, having cancer --- for which you may feel ashamed or not whole. But you cannot allow this experience to define you. This is not who you are. This is something you experienced. You are eternal, a holy child of God, and you can transform this adverse experience into a gift that allows you to see who you truly are.

Lawrence Doochin

These posts are similar to the over 2000 contained on The Divine Speaks website where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time.

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