YOU ASKED! WE ANSWERED! 7Days of Creation DVD’s & CD’s NOW AVAILABLE in Our Store

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We’re so excited!

We have finally gotten our 7Days of Creation DVD’s and CD’s available for purchase here on the website! CLICK HERE to take you to our store! NEW AND REVAMPED for your convenience! We also have the DVD’s and CD’s available for individual sale. This lecture series is JAM PACKED with 2-3 CD’s worth of info per class! Hope you all enjoy our excitement!


Bring In the Light Sale!

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“Bring in the Light” Sale! During the darkest time of the year, we all need a little light! Especially spiritual light! We want to highlight a program we are featured in. It’s the Life Line Summit and Tomorrow I will be the featured speaker. Please click on the link below and register to watch. Because of this event, we are featuring the book at a price we’ve never offered it at before. Here is the link to the page to sign up for the summit. Free registration closes on Tuesday, Jan 31. After that, it’s a paid program. Get in now and get a ton of content from some pretty great speakers for free.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-lineenlighten-the-mind-awaken-the-soul-fuel-the-body-tickets-30709052603?aff=KarenP

One Week Only Sale! “Understanding the Divine” book, now only 19.95. Regular price 29.95.  Buy one for your friends and family members. Here’s a link to the page to buy the book: http://www.7elevations.com/?page_id=2054 Or click on the STORE tab above.

As a reminder, the 7 Days of Creation is in production right now and will be available in the next few days. If you want to get an advance copy of the DVD’s or CD’s, now is a good time to order them. You can find them under the STORE tab above or at this link: http://www.7elevations.com/?page_id=2054&index=1

Hurry this sale will only last one week. Jan 28-Feb 4

 

Creating Divine Relationship Class Jan 19th-21st

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Life is about relating to others. In fact, that is what we do the most in this life. When we do it well we have joy, but when we struggle in our relationships life can seem very bleak and difficult.

God has a pattern of how He relates to us and how He would like us to relate to each other and Him.  When we learn this Divine Pattern of relating to God, ourselves, and others we gain the vision of correct principles and practices that bring us into harmony in all our relationships. Increasing our ability to love and relate is an essential part of growth, confidence, and joy.

Some of the things taught in this class are:

  • How to heal our relationships with ourselves, God, and others
  • Where dysfunction starts
  • How to Create connection with God
  • Correct priority of relationships
  • How we increase revelation
  • Understanding of what stands in our way to getting what we want
  • How to bring peace into our lives and hearts
  • Understanding how to balance masculine and feminine energies and roles
  • How to gain and use charity

Come join us in finding the divine ways to understanding and being understood.

Register here for our weekend class: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-divine-relationships-registration-30838691356

Free 1 hour intro classes will be:  January 10th @ 10:00am, Thursday January 12th @ 7:00pm & January 17th@ 7:00pm

 

Calendar for Spring 2017 & HUGE Sale!

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Although this sweet doggie looks like he’s all Christmas-ed out, here at 7e we’re still going strong! So in anticipation of the wonderful things to be learned next year we have released the 2017 Spring Calendar and our first ever massive sale.

On top of that great news we are pre-selling the Creation DVD’s and Creation Audio CD’s.

It will only happen once a year so we recommend that you take advantage of it now!

The calendar can be found HERE:

Class Calendar

And the store to purchase the classes, CD’s the DVD”s can be found HERE:

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HURRY This sale won’t last long!

 

Biggest Sale Ever

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Christmas SALE!

Thursday December 15th  — Thursday December 22nd

This is our BIGGEST sale of the Year!

Life Changing Classes!

They are the Perfect Christmas Gift

Save $150 on Each Class That’s over 40% Discount

Regular Price = $350

Bring a friend Price = $300

Christmas Sale Price = $199

Pre-Sale: 7 Days Creation CD & DVD Sets only $159

Released early February (Possibly Sooner)

 

Spring Classes Include:

  • Creating Divine Relationships – Jan 19-21

  • Understanding the Divine -Feb 23-25th

  • 7 Days of Creation -May 18th-20th

  • Hearing Gods Voice: Changing through R&R -April 27th-29thimages-1

  • NEW! – Exiting Babylon & Entering Zion – March 14th-April 11th  Tuesday Evenings – 5 weeks

  • NEW! – Hearing Gods Voice: Changing through R&R 1 Day Class for only $89! Feb. 3, Friday @ 1:00-9:00 pm

  • Purchase here: http://www.7elevations.com/?page_id=2054&index=1
  • See full Calendar here: http://www.7elevations.com/?page_id=2434

***$199 Purchase is good toward any of our Spring Classes. Certificate expires May 30, 2017. No limit

 

New & Exciting Calendar INFO

We are excited to announce our latest and greatest class schedules for Spring of 2016. If you would like to sign up or RSVP for any of these classes, please contact us at 7elevations@gmail.com

      March 2016      
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1   2   3   4   5  
    R,R&R FREE Intro 10:00 AM       Raw Food & Music 10-1PM
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111       320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111
             
    R,R&R FREE 7:00 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
6   7   8   9   10   11   12  
    R,R&R FREE Intro 10:00        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
             
    R,R&R FREE 7:00 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
13   14   15   16   17   18   19  
    R,R&R 10:00 AM Week 1        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w1 6:30 PM   R,R&R 7:00 PM Week 1    
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111   320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111    
20   21   22   23   24   25   26  
    R,R&R 10:00 AM Week 2        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w2 6:30 PM   R,R&R 7:00 PM Week 2    
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111   320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111    
27   28   29   30   31   Notes:      
    R,R&R 10:00 AM Week 3        
    320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w3 6:30 PM   R,R&R 7:00 PM Week 3    
  Spring Break——–> 4-1-16 320 E 200 S SLC, UT 84111   320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111    

 

      April 2016      
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
                    1   2  
             
             
             
             
             
3   4   5   6   7   8   9  
    R,R&R 10:00 AM Week 4   Firm Foundation 9:00 AM Firm Foundation 9:00 AM Firm Foundation 9:00 AM
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w4 6:30 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
10   11   12   13   14   15   16  
    Creation FREE 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w5 6:30 PM Body Elevations w1 7:00 PM R,R&R 7:00 PM Week 4    
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut 320 E 200 S SLC UT    
17   18   19   20   21   22   23  
    Creation FREE 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Heavens Clock w6 6:30 PM Body Elevations w2 7:00 PM      
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut      
24   25   26   27   28   29   30  
    Creation Week 1 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation Week 1 7:00 PM Body Elevations w3 7:00      
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut      

 

      May 2016      
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1   2   3   4   5   6   7  
    Creation Week 2 10:00        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation Week 2 7:00 PM Body Elevations w4 7:00 PM      
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut St. George St. George St. George
8   9   10   11   12   13   14  
    Creation Week 3 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation week 3 7:00 PM Body Elevations w5 7:00 PM      
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut      
15   16   17   18   19   20   21  
    Creation Week 4 10:00        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation Week 4 7:00 PM Body Elevations w6 7:00 PM      
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111 320 E 200 S SLC Ut      
22   23   24   25   26   27   28  
             
             
      Body Elevations w7 7:00 PM      
      320 E 200 S SLC Ut      
             
29   30   31   Notes:              
    Creation week 5 10:00 Am        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation week 5 7:00 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        

 

      June 2016      
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1   2   3   4  
             
             
             
      Body Elevations w8 7:00 PM      
      320 E 200 S SLC Ut      
5   6   7   8   9   10   11  
    Creation Week 6 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation Week 6 7:00 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
12   13   14   15   16   17   18  
    Creation Week 7 10:00 AM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
             
    Creation Week 7 7:00 PM        
    320 E 200 S SLC UT 84111        
19   20   21   22   23   24   25  
             
             
             
             
             
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Gratitude

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If_You_Are_Grateful_Swash_01a__52741_zoomGod gives good gifts. In fact, He has given us everything we have, yet, most of the time we don’t acknowledge His hand. Why? Why do we forget to thank Him for everything we receive? Is it because we think we’ve “earned them” for ourselves? Or could it be our belief that we “should” get our needs met? Maybe we give credit to the world or a loved one? Maybe we attribute our blessings to hard work or luck?

Most of us don’t have the experience of giving a gift and then having someone else thanked for it. But if we did, would we feel slighted? Annoyed? Overlooked? Do we think God feels ignored when we take credit for all the things He gives us?  God gives good gifts because He is good and loving, not for some need to be acknowledged or glorified. So why then does God command us to be grateful in all things? Is it something we owe God or that He requires of us for HIS benefit?  I don’t believe God feels neglected when we forget or ignore that it was Him who gives us everything. He is not so petty that He has to get credit as we do. So what are we missing out on that is even greater when we are unthankful?

gratitude-works-miraclesThe most significant loss we sustain when we don’t thank God is the loss of having our own sweet relationship with Him; coming to know his character, attributes and affections, personally. Knowing that God is attending to us, that His angels are aways present with us, that everything He does, has us at the center of it, increases our FAITH in Him. God gives us blessings, so we can see, feel and know how much He loves and cares for us. When we attribute those gifts to our own prowess or that of another person, we lose out on feeling taken care of by Him. We lose out on knowing His attention and favor. We miss the gift and power of the blessing: God’s hand in our life. Therefore, we lose the gift of Faith that His blessings are ultimately meant to give us.

We can do anything through faith. Move mountains, heal the sick, part the sea, walk on water, get a raise, find a job, help a lost child. Everything we have ever wanted to accomplish we can do through faith in Jesus Christ. When we recognize that everything we receive is from God, and know His hand in our lives, then we increase in the power to DO anything through faith. If we could see everything that God does for us through His power, angels, and the miracles He lines up for us daily, would we ever doubt God’s power? NO! We would see it all day, every day and know it’s available to us anytime, anywhere. That is the big difference between heaven and earth. Here we must live by faith, believing that God’s love brings about everything we see and that His intention is to bless us. In Heaven, we SEE and KNOW God and know His character. Therefore, trust is easier and so is faith and power.

gratitude-ciceroGratitude is a gift God GIVES us, not something we give Him. I echo the quote at the top of this page. I want gratitude to fill my bones and resonate within my soul!  I want it to be the center of all my thinking and perceptions of the world. I want gratitude to fill my heart and mind so that every thought I have takes me back to my Heavenly Home and the love I know resides there for me. I want to be grateful because it fills me with confidence in God and helps me understand my place in His life and love. I want to be full of Gratitude because then I remember that I am already full of God’s grace. I want to be so full of the Love of God that it spills over and enters the lives of everyone around me. I want to be aware of and grateful for God’s gifts because that is the reason He gives them; so we can know Him and be full of His love and power. His greatest desire is to fill us with His love and bring us back exalted. (Moses 1:39) Who are we to ignore and be ungrateful for His gifts? All glory to the Blessed name of God! He is more generous and good than we can even begin to imagine. Even when we thank Him, He uses it to bless us!

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The Burden of Judgment

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I have found that judgment, although we think it makes us “free” and “is delicious to the taste and very desirable,” burdens us individually and as a society. Judgment will destroy us. Why do we think we can take upon us this burden without the Righteous Judge being our guide and God? Especially when Christ didn’t even judge without God telling Him what to judge? (John 8:15-16)

24365-Dalai-Lama-XIV-Quote-Love-is-the-absence-of-judgmentI know that is a pretty bold statement, but if we think about it for a minute we can see some of the fruits judgment produces and start to discern if it’s the boon to our society that we’ve made it out to be, or if it is a detriment in our personal quest for Zion.

Anyone who is a follower of Christ must admit that achieving Zion is the great goal of all past eras. All the prophets have sought it, from Adam and Eve to Noah, Abraham, Melchizedek, Christ, right down to our own Joseph Smith. We even use the name Zion in everything we create as a type and shadow of what we are trying to achieve now.

The words “one,” “pure heart,” “at-one-ment,” “charity,” “whole,” “holy,” “sanctified”, and “one heart and one mind” all point us to the idea and concept for the creation of Zion. When we use these words we are attempting to describe what is present in those who live in Zion and the characteristics of the city of Zion.

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You might ask what the correlation between judgment and Zion is, as this post is about judgment. But for those who know these two things well knows they cannot be separated. If we want to become Zion and enter into Zion here on earth or in the world to come we MUST understand these two concepts perfectly for our own judgments and Zion are the antitheses of each other. Judgment WILL keep us OUT of Zion!

Zion is the pure in heart. That is God’s definition, not mine. He is the one that says those who are pure in heart are His Zion people and are “made fruit meet for His kingdom.” (D&C 84:58) So His definition is rather important for us to comprehend. Let’s take the phrase “pure in heart” and look at it a little closer to see if we can come to a better understanding of Zion. Pure is to be only one thing; devoid of all things that are not the one thing that is meant to be pure. “Pure gold” means there is only gold present, with no other metals or alloys that contaminate its purity. The heart is a symbol of where the desires and emotions are felt. It is thought to be where charity and love reside in the body and where the Spirit touches us to teach and enliven the soul. A pure heart can, therefore, be said to be the location where a pure, undefiled love and charity for God and mankind can reside in the body. Therefore in order to be pure in heart, there can only be pure love in the heart. It cannot be contaminated with fear, anger, anxiety, control or selfishness. A pure heart is a heart full of love and devotion to God, love of mankind, love for ourselves and even our enemies.

1516f8ad27dd980a76b6fac95e24046dTo have a pure heart, we must admit that we don’t really know what should or shouldn’t be done to others in this world, for we are not pure enough to make that call. Only ONE can do that and if we want to do it, we must be ONE with Him. That, in and of itself is a high price to pay. Christ, to be worthy of judging us and becoming the Judge of all had to suffer the atonement to know and have sufficient LOVE to overcome all our judgment of ourselves and each other and bring us back into His presence. The At-ONE-ment was His power and ability in action to love us out of judgment of ourselves and others. He had to love us enough to help us accept His love/judgment as perfect for us AND others. We must be willing to give up our own ideas and accept His truth. This creates a pure heart – loving Him and His will, ideas and judgment as the best for us and everyone else too.

I know there are many who say that we can discern the works of others and tell when they are right or wrong and, therefore, we can judge them, but I really don’t believe we can – at least not alone. Righteous Judgement is done by the only ONE who is Righteous – GOD. If we think we can condemn and judge those around us, then we don’t plan on living in Zion, because we haven’t become Zion — pure love. God tells us clearly that when we try to steady the ark we will be destroyed ourselves. (D&C 85:8) Whatever we do, it must be done by direction and not with our own judgment attached. This will take us a lifetime to achieve as we are continually thinking that we have the right to partake of the fruit of judgment.

One of the main characteristics of Zion is that people from all walks of life and faiths will live there. Not just Mormons or Jews or Israelites or Baptists or any other group. Anyone with a pure heart will enter and live in Zion. That means anyone who loves purely and completely with the Love of God, will have a right to live there. So, tell me, if we are judging each other and deciding who should be “damned and utterly destroyed” and who should get to live, how on earth are we ever going to be pure enough to be able to accomplish the task of a GREAT LOVE? I don’t know about you, but when I am judging I really struggle to love. They are opposites and impossible to have at the same time. Judgment doesn’t live with love because it is in the attitude of condemning. Christ now has these two together (mercy and judgment) but He didn’t before the atonement.

faaf4fbbda97d345fa667a742f51faa4_1024Judgment and love are on two opposite sides of the equation. Only God knows if someone’s heart is pure, we can’t see it without help from God, and we’re not going to get that help as long as we are choosing to judge that someone doesn’t have a pure heart. It is quite a paradox that we can’t see what is in another person’s heart as long ours is impure. We must first be what we want to see in another. That includes all the good things we want to see in ourselves. We can only see and create around us what we have chosen to see and create in ourselves. If we have chosen to create fear and doubt, anger and accusation, we cannot create love and acceptance, joy and unity. It is impossible. We can’t give what we don’t own.

Confession: I have struggled the past few weeks as I have watched someone who should know better, and who should know to not judge, who has instead been leading people away from God, instead has been leading them deeply into judgment. This person has chosen to divide instead of unite. The funny thing is, as I write this, I know that everyone who is reading it will think of the person/group they are judging and think they are the person I am speaking of. It’s kinda fascinating because I have a certain person in mind, but each of you in your mind will find someone who you think I am speaking of or who you think I should be speaking of and assign my words to that person or group. HA, HA! That’s what judgment does. It spreads and is contagious! I have had to realize that my own judgment is incomplete and that the person I am thinking of is loved immensely by God and that I can trust Him to take care of it. I have had to do a ton of R&R (Repent & Replace) to get to the point where I can let it go and let God teach this person His will. After much judgment and repentance, I have chosen to love this person no matter what they think or teach. I choose to trust that God will have the last say and will lovingly bring all truth forward in His time.

8d79fbf4f91ef3cdfdd2fe4ebe1773b5Such a funny thing this judgment stuff! Anyone who finds it acceptable to condemn others to outcomes that they themselves wouldn’t want to suffer must take care. Judgment does exactly that, it creates for us what we think others deserve and keeps us locked in our own judgment until we can let go of it and allow God to do the judging. We will always reap what we sow and achieve what we set our minds on. If we set our mind and heart on judgment and condemnation of others we will achieve that for ourselves. If we set our minds to love others unconditionally and please God we will receive that. We cannot have two different outcomes/ends in mind and get what we desire. Love and judgment are opposite in nature and unless we want to be torn apart, (as Christ was) we cannot have both. Interestingly enough, judgment does tear us apart because we want to condemn and love all at once, which is impossible. I suggest that we choose one and give ourselves to that choice completely. This will prove our choice to judge or love from the fruit. The outcomes will show up faster if we fully commit to one course. We will either be happy or miserable. We cannot be both when we try to love and condemn others at the same time. The results of judgment will show up as condemnation of ourselves, pain in our bodies, disease, fear of what others think of us, fear of what God thinks of us, and falling into the pit we dug for our neighbor. The results of love will look like love for ourselves and others, patience for ourselves and others, ability to see the best in ourselves and others, the ability to be more grateful for our experiences, even the hard ones, joy in the journey and increased faith in God, to name just a few. We will find fear or love on our quest. Both cannot live in the same person at the same time. One or the other will win or we will be torn apart. Sounds like hell to me – and as we have all experienced judgment – we all know it feels like hell too. We put ourselves into this hell through our own choices and judgments daily.

The burden of judgment happens when we try to judge others on our own, or even from a scripture or idea of what we think that person is supposed to be doing because we have been told to do something and decide everyone else should do it too. Who of us, if we lived at the time of Nephi or Abraham, would not have judged either or both of those men to be sinning when they went against the “commandments” and did what the Lord asked them to do? Who is clean enough to have been able to see into heaven and trust that Nephi and Abraham were, in fact, acting in a godly manner and as commanded by God? Ask yourself, could you have trusted that Nephi wasn’t evil if you were standing next to him when he was told to kill Laban? How about Abraham? What would you have thought of him if he was your neighbor and told you that God had told him to sacrifice his son? If you are honest with yourself, you will realize that it’s not so easy! Therefore, we must ask ourselves, where is our trust in God that both of them would be taken care of and recovered if deceived, and increased if being obedient?

ZentipsZiglarReapSowWho of us can tell if someone is evil because they are getting a divorce or if they are righteous because they are following the Lord and what He has told them to do? Who can see into a man or woman’s heart, all by him or herself, and find the word of the Lord to that person and decide if the person you are looking at is righteous or evil? Is your heart pure enough to be able to see what you don’t know through your own experience? That is what it takes to judge righteously. It takes experience, trial, pain, misunderstanding, and destruction to see that others have experienced these things too and that they are trying their best to come back to God also. It takes our suffering an atonement (as a God) to qualify us to judge righteously! If you don’t have a pure enough heart to see the best in others, you don’t have a pure enough heart to see the worst in them. If we cannot see the sin in ourselves and love ourselves even in that sin, even in our flaws and mistakes and errors then we cannot hope to see and love in others their mistakes and errors. We won’t be clean enough to hear the word of the Lord in all things and follow Him and enter Zion. If we have pain that we inflict upon ourselves and others through our judgment and condemnation we cannot hope to attain the love of God to a sufficient degree to enter Zion and bring others with us.

Who of us loves well enough in just our family to be able to convert and convince our children, spouse, in-laws, mother-in-law, parents, siblings etc to receive God’s love instead of judgment? Who of us has been called by God to cry repentance through condemnation instead of love and longsuffering? We might do well to remember the qualities God requires of us if we want to be called to the work. (D&C 4:5-6) Not judgment, self-aggrandizing, ego, pride, rejoicing in the weakness of others, or fault-finding. What are we lacking to be called to the work and really qualify to have the power unto the convincing of men with the Holy Ghost? I venture to say that it is charity – the PURE LOVE of CHRIST. Gotta get me some of that!

10515302_10152802273159523_698580882977454608_oSo here it is, the moment of truth. Do we all judge? YES, OF COURSE! It is part of the condition of humanity. So what! We are weak! Can God help us turn this weakness into a strength? YES, of course! Can we change and learn to partake of the love of God instead of judgment? Can we gain more power through Him giving us His love both for us and for others? YES! I guess it just means we have a little more R&R (Repenting & Replacing) to do. We must activate the atonement where we didn’t notice we needed it before. COOL! Wherever the atonement goes it heals, purifies, empowers and brings life. We can now look forward to having another weakness overcome and made into a strength. We can start to get rid of the pit we have dug for our neighbor that we ourselves have fallen into and be saved from the hell in our own minds and hearts. We can start to feel the LOVE of GOD to a new level that hasn’t been available to us before! Let’s get started before we forget that we aren’t God and start to judge again!

I commit to you to start now and to keep going until I only love all those around me, even those who judge and condemn me. Even those who think they know me or my actions, but have misjudged me, who have made themselves my God and think they are right in doing so. I will plead for them and love them regardless of what they choose to think and say about me. I will treat them like I want to be treated, with care and faith that they will figure it out and return to God through His love. That is a relief! I don’t have to worry about what anyone says about me. God will take care of it all, and I trust He will be able to love them back to Him! I will love unconditionally so He has a better shot at showing all of us the truth. Oh, by the way, I am sure to mess this up at some point, so please be patient with me as I am tested, repent, grow and work to get better at loving the way God loves.

 

Overview of the 7 Laws

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God has given us seven key laws which help us know and understand Him. These laws are: desire, gifts, paradox, God’s language, grace, truth and judgment.

We must fully understand them and their value to harness their power. Without understanding these laws, we are left unclear about how God works. When laws, principles and patterns become unclear the result is that they don’t work for us. It’s as if we’re building our house on sand one day and rock the next, each time wondering why the results aren’t the same as last time. The foundation is the difference. Our understanding of God is the foundation we must build on. If that foundation is not sure we can’t build and then repeat that process again because we don’t know how we did it the last time.

There are other laws we could talk about, but these seven seem to be the ones that trip us up the most. Without knowing these seven laws we don’t understand what God is doing enough to fully trust heaven.

pomegranateThe First Law we cover is Desire. We tend to think that we receive blessings only when and if God wants it, but that isn’t true. God is a god of agency; He never forces us to do or have experiences we haven’t agreed to or chosen by our thoughts, words, or actions. God gives us what we desire.

lemonThe Second Law is the Law of Gifts. Often we see things quite backwards from what we saw when we had an eternal perspective in the pre-existence. So now we must remember what a gift is and what a gift is not.

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The Third Law is the Law of Paradox and how it’s used by God to bring balance and order to things.

PearThe Fourth Law is God’s Language of patterns and symbols, including types, metaphors, parables, chiasmus and analogies. God has His own language, and if we want to know HIM, we must speak His language.

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grapesThe Fifth Law is Grace. Without understanding the grace of God, how it works, and how to access it at the various degrees, we are without the power to understand God, His love for us, and the power of His love.

PeachSixth is the Law of Truth. This concept is easily misconstrued. We struggle to grasp what truth is so we can use it to our advantage. God is Truth and without His truth we will accept lies from the adversary.

FigFinally we’ll look at the Seventh Law, the Law of Judgment. This law is the Pièce de résistance — the portion that “resists” our common understanding. The effectiveness and virtue we receive through understanding judgment is the most outstanding, notable, or defining of the collection. It finishes our search for the foundation on which we’re going to build our understanding of God and ourselves. This section is the longest because to some degree it includes all the other laws. When we get to the point where we master this one element, we’ll be qualified to live from the Tree of Life and love of God forever.

The fullness of these laws gives us an understanding of how to go forward and use God’s creation process to re-create ourselves and our life now, exactly the way we desire!

 

About The Cover

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The cover is meant to be a breath of fresh air — symbolizing Life and Truth. Truth can feel hard, but is easy once it is felt and accepted. To attain Truth, we may have to pass through our own darkness first, but ultimately truth brings light. The cover is meant to convey the Light and Love of God. The cover is paradoxical; big and major truths are being conveyed by small and simple images. The message contained within these pages is deep, but it is also fresh and fun. It is life-giving. Each fruit symbolically represents a law taught.

pomegranatePomegranate = Desire   Symbolic of the womb, where things are born – our desires are what create us as we create our desires. We have many desires and must choose the best ones, just as there are many seed in a pomegranate.

lemonLemon = Gifts   The sour in our lives is like a lemon that has a powerful and delicious taste as it is combined with the sweetness of the love of God and His power and purposes.

appleApple = Paradox   Apple have always been symbolic of the forbidden fruit and how the greatest paradox of our lives started– the two commandments that could not both be kept at the same time. Paradoxically, we must fall to ascend and be exalted.

PearPear = Language of God   Pears are symbolic of long life, just as the life of the language of God is eternal; transcending all languages, times and cultures.

grapesGrapes = Grace   Grapes signify the blood of the Lamb as they are crushed and made into wine, a type of the atonement. God’s grace is in the atonement more than anywhere else on the earth.

PeachPeach = Truth   Peaches are symbolic of the sweetness of truth. They heart shape of the fruit also shows us that truth is found in the heart and can be found when our heart is united with the heart of God. His love is the sweetest because it holds all truth.

FigFig = Judgment    Figs and their leaves represent the Garden of Eden — they symbolize judgement, choice, agency and the fall. Judgment stated in Eden with Eve and then Adam. They judged, partook of the fruit and then covered their nakedness in fig leaves.

The swirl Symbol embodies the idea of creation. It covers the tree of life and is part of each fruit. Creation is symbolic of the love of God. The tree is white and beautiful, almost non-existent — showing that the Love of God must be sought after and sacrificed for. It will not hit us over the head with its truth. We must be willing to see and know truth and God’s love. God will not force us. The Tree of Life is pure and must be seen with pure eyes. It must be discerned, just as the voice of God must be discerned to be known, but will only be known by those who desire God more than anything else.

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God wants us to feel His joy as this cover is meant to illustrate joy and rejoicing. It should not be a paradigm shift to think of the things of God as joyful and fun instead of boring and too big, but sometimes it is. I hope this cover will bring joy, and delight and understanding, so much so that a child will pick it up because it is so fun and fresh.

I’ve tried to find the most symbolic manner to simply and cheerfully convey what is in this book. I find the things taught herein to be the most beautiful, fun and delightful things in the world. They are simple and light filled, but deep with significance. Paradoxical for sure!

 

Books For Sale on Line!!!

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It’s finally happened. The book is written, edited, designed, re-edited, and now finally PRINTED! It is such a relief to have it all done! But we’ve taken it one step further and now it is available on-line too! You can order it on this site under “Store”.

I must warn you, we have done a small printing of this first run due to high printing prices in Utah and we are about half sold out already. The next printing run will not be here for 4-6 weeks more, due to it being printed back East.

Also, we are offering the DVD’s on-line under the “Store” tab. The audio CD’s of the first seven classes will be done and available in a few days also. The last thing we are waiting for is the link to the Vimeo site where you can stream the classes to your iPad, laptop, Apple TV, or smart phone. That link will be up asap.

 

IT’S FINISHED!!!!

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Can I tell you I have never felt such a huge relief in all my life as I did when I finished the book! I cried for an hour! Finishing this book has given me my life back, literally! I’ve been to the gym more in the past two weeks than I have in 2 years! I don’t think I took more than a few minutes here and there for myself for several years now. At least not without the worry and guilt that the book wasn’t done and I could/should be working on it.

I have never felt so pushed to finish anything before. I was told TEN YEARS ago that I would write a book about the things I had been taught. TEN YEARS ago! But I really didn’t think it would take me TEN YEARS to do it! Finally, it has come to an end! I have made the last major change, added the last word, written the last paragraph and edited it a million times. Now the Illustrator has it and is drawing pretty pictures to put at the beginning of each chapter, typesetting it and designing the cover. It is out of my hands. I will get it back in a few weeks for approval, (which I will give!!!) and it will go to a printer to be printed. The illustrator tells me there will be several back and forth’s while we hone down the designs etc, but he doesn’t understand one thing, I am on a deadline! I was told by the Lord to be done by November of this year, and that date is fast approaching! So, I do not foresee me making many changes to the designs. I pray he gets it right the first time and that we won’t have those back and forth’s he tells me about. I am finished!

il_fullxfull.385062762_brldTen years ago, the message was that I won’t get the blessings until it’s in print! It’s a good thing I was told from the beginning it would have to be completely finished and in print before I would be blessed, or I’m not so sure I would have followed through all the way!  I may have argued with Him at each milestone to give me the blessings then. But God didn’t want it as an e-book, or as a PDF file. He said, “When it is printed and bound…” He left nothing to chance! HA, HA!!! Just goes to show He knows me very well.

This book is my sixteen stones! I wonder how the Brother of Jared felt about those  stones? Was he pleased with them, or did he think he should have done better? How long did they take him? Probably not 10 years!

I must admit, I love some sentences and hope no one reads others, LOL! Some were inspired and some were all mine. I bet you can’t guess which are which… (total sarcasm). As for anyone telling me what they think, I’m not so sure I want to hear it. I know what the Lord thinks of my effort. I know He knows my flaws, my weaknesses and my mistakes, but He let me feel His total approval and acceptance of it. Regardless of what the world thinks, He is pleased. That may sound arrogant or conceited, but it’s not. It’s not my opinion of the book. My opinion, is MUCH lower than His. I feel like I can empathize with Moroni when he wrote the words

“Lord, the Gentiles will mock at these things, because of (my) weakness in writing; for Lord thou hast made (me) mighty in word by faith, but thou hast not made (me) mighty in writing; for thou hast made all this people that they could speak much, because of the Holy Ghost which thou hast given them; And thou hast made (me) that (I) could write but little, because of the awkwardness of (my words). Behold, thou hast not made (me) mighty in writing like unto the brother of Jared, for thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art, unto the overpowering of man to read them….wherefore, when (I) write (I) behold (my) weakness, and stumble because of the placing of (my) words; and I fear lest the Gentiles shall mock at (my) words. And when I had said this, the Lord spake unto me, saying: Fools mock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek, that they shall take no advantage of your weakness; And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” (Ether 12:23-27) (In other words, if we want to mock someone else’s effort, just go to God and He’ll show us our own weakness and maybe then we’ll think twice about mocking someone else’s efforts.)

closed_book_3_by_morf_stock-d60z2doIf you want to tell God what you think of the book, be my guest! Maybe He’ll change His mind, you never know. If you tell me what you think of the book, I might just agree with you. It’s an effort that I made in a frail and mortal mindset, but under the direction of an all-knowing God. He is great!! And He is my God!!! And I would do it all again if asked.

Oh, did I mention, there are several more books on the way….AUGH!!!!  Can’t wait to learn what He has to teach me with those.

 

Are You Ready?

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To start to immediately heal from the wounds we’ve sustained in life, we must find and USE a tool that works to dislodge, absorb and convert mistakes, wounds, and fears into blessings and power. I hope we can all agree that the best tool is the one rooted in the atonement of Jesus Christ. It’s only through His sacrifice that we have access to His power to become whole again and then go on to receiving God’s companionship, eventually becoming like Him — child gods to the Great God our Father.

Everyone has been wounded in this life. Everyone has sustained disappointment and discouragement, abandonment, and rejection to a degree that leaves marks on their soul. The level to which we’ve been wounded, sinned and made mistakes is the degree to which we can receive the Savior. Thus wounds, sins, and mistakes aren’t a bad thing; they’re just a way to receive more grace — more help, more light and more power from the Savior.

I don’t mean to suggest that sinning is good. It’s not, but it IS inevitable and can be very valuable. No one gets the privilege of coming into this world without sinning, being wounded or wounding others, except Christ and He was wounded more than all others. Because of this we can receive the greatest gift and tool for healing — the atonement. To do this we must know how to quickly access the atonement with total confidence.

The process of R&R may look simple, and many have judged it to be of little worth, but it’s not. I have used this tool to receive full healing, to know the Lord and see God in all things. It has healed everything from childhood sexual abuse, addictions and broken marriages to simple mistakes of misunderstanding. It’s the greatest tool on the earth because it is Christ Himself whom we receive when we apply this simple pattern of healing and growth. We trade our broken perceptions with TRUTH. Through R&R we can choose to receive His DNA and His pattern of wholeness into our body and Spirit. To be washed in the blood of the atonement and take upon us His power instead of our own. That’s the power of the ordinance of repentance and baptism we’ve made. Again I repeat, it’s not enough to make promises and then not understand or act on them. They just become a hinderance to growth and healing instead of a power. We must DO them, and then we’re empowered in the atonement.

To overcome the wounding of this world we must receive the Atoning blood of Jesus Christ AND the ‘vision’ of how things look from the perfect perspective of God, who sees all things as they truly are. We must know TRUTH.  Then His healing power changes us. This is what we’re going to achieve if we DO as God has asked us to DO, by continually becoming clean through the gifts of the lower law which include faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost and obedience.

We can start now to feel the difference between seeing as God see’s and start our own personal healing or we can wait until we go through the trauma that will require us to change. It’s our call, but please don’t read this blog and think that it sounds true, and start to share the information in it without ‘doing’ what it suggests. We must apply our knowledge and do what we learn or we will lose what we have learned and more. If we start to do the things commanded by God, we begin to receive healing and the perspective of the Lord.

We can’t receive more if we don’t DO what we know. Let’s start now to DO what we have already covenanted to do in our baptismal covenant. Keeping our baptismal covenant isn’t just about going to church and taking the sacrament or giving service. That’s a false notion that makes our progress in spiritual things stagnant. We must do what we’ve been commanded to do. We’ve been taught enough to DO and receive all that He has, so why don’t we have it yet? In OUR side of the baptismal covenant, believing is the first thing we’re to do, repentance is the second, and finally obedience, (which includes repentance — because we’re commanded to repent). We are to be clean before we’re baptized but then we forget to continue to do it from then on (unless we commit big sins), staying in a continual progression of becoming clean before the Lord. “Sin” is not the only purpose of repentance. Repentance in it’s most pure form is about changing and becoming like God. Repent means to change. When we take His name upon us we are covenanting to become like Him. We cannot do that alone. We must use the tool He has given us to change which is repentance.  Repentance IS the pattern we use to change ourselves. It’s less about sin and more about change, but we have mistakenly made it all about sin. Because of this we are missing the atonement and our covenant to become like God through obedience to Him. He promises to perfect us as we obey and follow Him.

The BIGGEST thing that we must to do to keep the commandment of baptism and to keep God’s commandments in general is to repent — because we don’t always keep His commandments, which are to be prefect and become “at-one” with Him. Did you know that repentance is the ‘doing’ part of baptism?

When we’re baptized we promise to keep God’s commandments and become like Him (take upon us His name), but we will not be able to do that perfectly (as we promised) because we’re weak, flawed and imperfect. Because of our fallen nature all we can do is repent of these flaws over and over again and choose to be like Christ until we’ve been fully remade in His image. This is how God perfects us. Repentance is the most repeated commandment in the scriptures and the least heeded or understood. We think repentance is for the “bad guys”. Furthermore, we don’t understand our sins; we don’t know that NOT repenting is what keeps us from the Lord, and receiving more from Him.

Sins is in our thoughts that eventually become actions, and keep us from completely giving God our broken heart and contrite spirit. Our thoughts are what we need to change, but stay the same because we don’t even see the problem with them most of the time. This is because we are so caught up in our experiences, emotions, wounds, judgments and false beliefs.

Most people think that they’ve taken care of their sins. They think, “sure, I have a few small sins here and there, and yes, I should repent of all the things I do daily that aren’t good, but my sins are no more than anyone else’s and really I’ve done nothing horrible, like adultery or murder, so I’m fine.” Because our sins aren’t likely to be the kind we need to go to the Bishop about, we don’t think much of them.

Or maybe some of us do take a full daily inventory of our mistakes and sins we have DONE, repenting of them daily, and we think that’s enough, and that IS really good. But it’s not all I’m talking about here. While repenting of our actions is an important part of repentance, it’s not the only repentance God is speaking about in the scriptures or what we promise to do when we’re baptized. I’m talking about the parts of our sins we don’t quantify or see as sin. The beginning and biggest part of our sin are the thoughts and judgments behind our actions or words. God says He judges us as much on what we think and what’s in our hearts as on what we do[1]. If we’ve cultivated hard feelings and thoughts that make our hearts dark, even though our actions are acceptable, we’re still in grievous sin.

Jacob told his people that they were beginning to LABOR IN SIN because of their thoughts. He said that before this time the people had been obedient unto the word of the Lord, which I have given unto you. But behold, harken ye unto me, and know that by the help of the all-powerful Creator of heaven and earth I can tell you concerning your thoughts, how that ye are beginning to labor in sin, which sin appeareth very abominable unto me, yea, and abominable unto God. Yea, it grieveth my soul and causeth me to shrink with shame before the presence of my Maker, that I must testify unto you concerning the wickedness of your hearts.”(Jacob 2:4-6) Jacob, didn’t tell them that they were doing what the Spirit had told him they were considering yet. From his words they were just thinking about doing it! He chastised them for thinking about having many wives and concubines like David and Solomon, not doing it! Some may have actually committed the sin, but most had not; they had only thought about it.

Most of the time our thoughts are what keep us from entertaining angels, doing miracles, and having free access to the heavens, because faith is rooted in thought. If we think we cannot have these things, we can’t. Sin is anything that takes us away from God. If we think we’re not good enough, worthy enough, important enough, then those thoughts are full of darkness and must be changed. They are lies from Satan and remove us from the Truth. We can have anything through the Savior because He is worthy, good and important and He is our advocate. Our thoughts are what we must change if we want to be healed, heal others and become one with the Father and the Son. If we want this blessing, in this body, we must do the work in this life. The blessings are possible and even promised. When we DO we become and when we become we cannot be kept from the blessing because we ARE the blessing. Having DONE the law we become what the law creates. When we run a lot we can become a runner, when we cook a lot we can become a chef. When we repent of our messed up thinking and replace it with truth we become full of truth and light.

The first step is to see what we’re doing (thinking) that is keeping us from God and the Spirit. Next, we must learn to access the atonement quickly, and use our agency to change direction in order to face the Lord. This in turn provides a way for the Savior’s sacrifice to change us, completely remaking us into His people, and thus He becomes our God. It’s the two GREAT principles of atonement and agency combined. Without one or the other we’re unable to be changed; we just end up having a bit of relief for a moment, but no change happens. These two things must be completely present in order for us to be re-created in God’s image. When Christ healed anyone He also admonished them to “go and sin no more”. Their agency had to be quickened and educated also, even the power of God was not enough to KEEP them from returning back into their wounds and sins.

We combine the atonement and agency in a simple prayer that doesn’t take any great script, or special words. It doesn’t take someone else showing us what to do, or making us reliant on them. It doesn’t take any special skills or abilities. It takes us and the Lord, in a personal prayer, in which He will always be present and all we must do is speak and be willing to see what needs to change, and then say the words.

This is the gospel of Jesus Christ, laid out in the pattern He created, showing us where we can find the Lord in all we do. It’s simple and delicious because it’s about us and God working together; both doing their part. We acknowledge the mess we’ve made, repent, He cleans us up and we choose to follow Him. It’s about each of us coming to know our Father and His Son, because we go to them, and rely on them daily for life, receiving it more and more abundantly. Anyone can do it, and everyone who does do it, will receive the same cleansing for doing it. No one will be left behind when they come to the Father and DO the work He requires, which isn’t what we have thought it is. The work God requires of us is to access His grace and depend upon Him fully in the way He’s ordained. We do this through the works of grace — faith, repentance, and obedience, entering the way through baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost. We don’t get to decide what is required to receive God’s blessings. It’s already been decided and it’s spelled out in scriptures.[2] Sadly, we struggle to understand the doing part, so we haven’t done it, and therefore we’ve come under condemnation[3]and lost the light we once carried. We’ve individually dwindled in the ability to receive great miracles and gifts of the spirit, once common among the saints, because we’ve forgotten how to DO the works required. “But wo unto him that has the law given, (repentance and baptism) yea, that has all the commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his state!”

We’ve been given the commandment to repent, be baptized and become like Him by staking upon us His name. This is not negotiable once we’ve accepted it through the covenant of baptism. We can’t decide after the fact that we don’t want to do it, but still expect to get the blessings of being in God’s family.

In order to come out from under condemnation, we must begin to DO what we’ve forgotten. It’s not hard; it just takes a bit of effort. The commandment to repent is connected to baptism. With it we’re given the promises of being made clean and entering into the straight and narrow way. In order to qualify for baptism we repent of all our sins, an easy thing at the age of eight. We aren’t accountable for anything we did up to that time, but once we turn eight we still sin, and in fact we get better at it after than before we were baptized. This is a paradox because in order to choose to enter the path we must be baptized, but we will sin far more after baptism than before. Paradoxically, we need to be baptized to repent, but we’re to be clean before we’re baptized. When we’re baptized we promise to obey the commandments and then repent whenever we break those commandments — which we’re guaranteed will happen, we will sin!

Repentance is the greatest gift we have on the earth right now. It’s what makes change possible and accessible in a moment. We don’t have to wait for someone else to recognize they’ve done something wrong, or take responsibility for their sin against us to be able to take responsibility for our own sin and be healed. We only need to see what our responsibility is, and ask for forgiveness for the piece we hold that keeps us stuck in the dark. When we see the thinking behind our action and inaction is the problem, we can begin to change. Permanent change happens only through the atonement. If we repent of thinking the thoughts behind our behavior, we can stop the behavior before it starts. The process of change can be fast and relatively easy.

Repentance is for everyone, and should be done for everything that doesn’t look like or reflect God. For example, if we don’t act lovingly, we have thinking behind our behavior that’s causing us to believe we must protect ourselves, or that someone will have power over us if we love them unconditionally. We may think we have to be “safe” to be happy. These are lies. God will keep us safe, He is our shield and protection; He fights our battles. He will give us power to love and to become like Him, when we’re willing to love the way He loves, without fear or reservation. God doesn’t put up boundaries and stop people from hurting Him or disappointing Him. Are we not to be like Him in all things? Loving someone unconditionally doesn’t mean we allow them to hurt us, it means that we see and feel what God sees and feels and we understand what’s really happening instead of taking things personally. We chose not to believe and internalize the lies told to us. God sees more than just the moment, He understands each person, and can give us this understanding when we desire it. He’ll teach us how to love unconditionally. First we must see we have screwy thinking which stops us from being able to hear or feel His love. It will take time to see all the screwy things we think that stop us from knowing God, but if we don’t start now, how will we ever finish and come to Him fully, receiving his gift of charity?

This is the same for all our messed up thinking. At some point it must be changed if we want to be changed. Holding light is what makes us more like Christ. Where we hold darkness we cannot and will not hold light. We already have darkness there. We must remove the darkness and replace it with light and truth or change the darkness into light. Without truth we’re confused and unable to clearly make our way back to God. He holds more light than us all, and has done the work to be able to hold that light. We must do the same.


[1] Jacob 2:5, Mosiah 4:30, Mosiah 24:12
[2] D&C 38:22 “Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?”
D&C 130:20 “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated and when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” also D&C 82:10
[3] D&C 84: 54 “And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. and this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all. And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and dement the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written — that they may bring forth fruit meet for their fathers kingdom;”

 

Becoming Zion — Free Class

Fields-HD-Resolutions-ImagesCome Learn:

  • How the Lord makes a covenant of protection with us individually when we become Zion.
  • Why we haven’t achieved Zion yet.
  • How we can find the “rest” and protection of the Lord, while the world is going further and further into chaos.
  • What the pattern is to DOING these things.
  • About the first covenant in becoming Zion
  • How to DO this covenant rail and become pure in heart.

Schedule:

When: Tuesday July 28th @ 10:00 Where: 544 West 750 South St. D BNTF

When: Thursday July 30th @ 7:00 p.m. Where: 6000 South Oakhill Dr. SLC

When: Tuesday Aug 4th @ 10:00 Where: 544 West 750 South St. D BNTF

When: Saturday Aug 8th @ 10:00 am Where: 6000 South Oakhill Dr. SLC

Call to reserve your seat: RSVP to:(801) 815-9576

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Starting to Do the Pattern of R&R

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The pattern we are going to talk about in this and the next few posts is God’s pattern for change and growth. It’s God’s ultimate healing modality. It’s how we use the atonement which makes us clean enough to be able to approach the throne of God. We become able at any moment to receive the gifts of knowledge, power, faith, grace, and love.

Great strength and power come from the gospel of Jesus Christ rightly applied. Enoch taught the people so powerfully that all who chose to live in Zion were taken up when God removed it from the earth. This is in part why there were no righteous people left at the time of the flood and Noah. Everyone left behind hadn’t joined Zion or Noah. It was a time of great sifting and dividing. Everyone, except eight souls, stayed in the world and were killed. The division was drastic.

It is time for another sifting and division today. God, through prophets, has told us that this division will be every bit as big as the one at the time of Noah. Where we end up all depends on our individual choices.

Now is the time to choose. There’s no more time for us to spend figuring out and dancing with our wounds. We’ll either be healed, and go on and help heal those we love, or we’ll continue in our wounds, identifying with what is wrong with us instead of what is of God in us. We’ll be unable to reach our full potential (exalted beings) if we don’t use the atonement now and follow the Savior. We will either be ‘Saviors on Mount Zion’ and stop the patterns of abuse and pain, or we will continue in our dimmed vision of everything. It’s our choice and in our power.

The earth is in the process of moving to a new phase and pattern of existence. She’s tired of the filth that’s on her and has been promised by God that He’ll cleanse her of our blood and sins and she’ll be taken to a Terrestrial existence for the millennium and then to a celestial existence after the millennium. This means that everyone and everything; every tradition, belief, religion, organization, government, and even the Earth itself will be moved to a higher paradigm to accommodate the higher energy of the Terrestrial Kingdom. Those things that don’t shift up before these events to the new paradigm and state of being, will be moved or removed from the planet.

I had a teacher that often would tell me “we will either move, be moved or be removed”. Meaning that we have a choice on how we go through this next phase, but we all will go through it! Our only hope of abiding the day of change is to choose to receive and apply the atonement of Jesus Christ and to do the commandments and covenants now. The painful changes will still occur but we can stand in protected places and not be moved. These places will be holy because we’re holy (whole) and clean before the Lord and can call upon Him for protection and guidance, individually receiving immediate help because the Holy Spirit is our personal guide.[1]

As members of the church we’ve been counseled to get a one-year supply of food, be out of debt, and most importantly to be spiritually prepared. If we’re not living a terrestrial law before all of the changes begin there’s still hope, but it will be a painful growing process as we struggle to survive physically and shift up to a new pattern of thinking, being, and acting. The more oil we have in our lamps, the more peace we’ll have during the shift and the more likely we’ll survive it.

God is merciful and won’t force us to change. He’ll allow us to go where we’re most comfortable. This is kind and generous of Him. Many will be removed because they can’t stand the changes; the way things must be in order to live a terrestrial life. This lifestyle has been lived very few times on this earth that we know of.

Enoch and Melchizedek created Zion and the Nephites brought something very close to it after Christ’s appearance. We can look to these examples for a pattern of the way we must think and believe in order to understand the changes needed. Zion is described as being without contention, strife, envy, jealousy and having all things in common, with no poor among us. Wouldn’t we call down the power of heaven among us if we changed just these few things?

The parable of the ten virgins tells us who will survive and who will not. We each must find where we stand. The test to find out if we’re prepared for this is to see if we have the spirit as our guide all the time. When we teach, do we do it in the spirit — do we learn as much while we teach as we teach others? Do others learn at a higher degree in our presence? Do we behold miracles, and speak in tongues, or have peace flowing through us constantly or even most the time? Do we have the power to heal? Do we have angels ministering to us, (seen or unseen)[2]? Can we call out to God and receive answers to our prayers, anytime, and anywhere? These are signs of faith and show that we’re prepared for the trials that precede this new world coming. The terrestrial state of a planet brings honesty, equality in all things, charity, virtue, patience, loved unfeigned, and it has the Church of the First Born (those with Calling and Election) upon it.

[1] D&C 45:56-59
[2] Moroni 7:36

To Be Continued…

 

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What Stands in the Way of Us Becoming Zion?

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When we start to learn new things, especially when they’re spiritual in nature, we must begin to apply them or we lose them but we’re still held accountable for having learned them. It’s tempting to go find a new book and start reading new material, thinking that we’re attaining knowledge when in reality we’re only increasing our accountability, but never gaining real knowledge. Knowledge is in the tissues, it’s part of who we are because we’ve lived the principle and therefore we become it. If we could have learned through study alone we would have stayed in heaven and learned everything we needed. Instead it was necessary for us to come to earth and DO what we learn, putting truth into our bodies and recreating them into the image of God.

If we constantly go on to learn new things we are “ever learning never arriving.” We become what Paul described as our day.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (Tim 3:1-7)

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OUCH! If we’re not “becoming knowledgable” through doing the things we learn, we’re like silly, captive women full of sin! Equal to all the nasty things listed before that (covetous, proud, disobedient, etc). Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof happens when we accrue facts and think we know things but we really don’t. It’s only through doing what we learn and becoming that thing that gives us real power. We heap upon our egos the pride and vanity of thinking we’re better than others because we “know” more facts when in reality we know nothing because we haven’t become those things. If we don’t DO what we’ve been commanded to do on a daily basis, then we’re missing the point of the lesson. The first reason we’re not doing what we know is because we don’t know HOW to do it. We have only learned the facts of the principles and not the actions. If we don’t start “doing” we’ll never become what we profess to believe.

When we don’t apply what we’ve learned, but then go on to acquire more factual knowledge, we never come to really know truth because we can’t know what we haven’t done and become. It’s the law of creation, we must do it to become it.

Can a doctor become a doctor without having practiced medicine? Can a runner be a runner without having run? Can a chef become a chef if he’s never cooked? Can a person become healthy while ignoring his health? No, the idea defies reason. We must DO what we want to be. In the Bible Christ warns us of this in Matt 5:19

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

To know and teach but not DO the commandments will get us the lowest reward.

tobelieveinsomethingThe House of Israel was warned of this sin in 2 Kings 17:34

“Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel” In the Hebrew Matthew 23:2-3 it gives the same reason for the fall of the people of the time: “Because according to their reforms and their precedence they do not do, because they talk but they do not do”

Are we still wondering how to come out from under condemnation and receive the approbation of the Lord? Could it be the problem hasn’t changed? We’re still wondering what we haven’t done right yet. What are we missing? It seems to be the concurrent problem of humanity and is the same reason God tells us we don’t have faith sufficient to please Him.

God tells us in D&C 84 that we’re under the same curse as the saints of old; we say but do not DO our covenants and commandments.

“And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation. And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all. And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have writtenThat they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion. For shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay. Verily, verily, I say unto you who now hear my words, which are my voice, blessed are ye inasmuch as you receive these things;” (D&C 84:54-60)

We can’t bring forth ‘meet’ for the Fathers kingdom unless we do what we’ve already covenanted to do. We must learn to do the commandments and hear Gods voice or we’ll remain under condemnation. All of God’s words are about learning to DO what He commands. How do we hear but do not do what He says? It’s easy, we don’t talk about the doing, only the knowing. Paradoxically, knowing is stipulated upon doing, so in reality we don’t know anything either. Remember, I am not the one saying this. God is.

We must learn to be doers of the word and not hearers only. This is what this site and the book being published are for: to teach us how to DO the gospel daily, thus increasing our light and real knowledge. When we have real knowledge we become the fruit that is meet for the Fathers Kingdom. We are not just to learn something new and say we know it when that’s impossible when we haven’t DONE it. We must DO to become. Our big question should be: “What are we to do really? What are the actions of becoming?”

In order to enter the straight and narrow gate, it’s important to ‘act’ and the first action to become is to be clean of our sins and transgressions, for all other blessings are predicated upon this one thing: how pure we are. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it isn’t. We struggle to pick up our power because we haven’t learned how to put down our sins. Our sins all start in the mind, not through action, so the mind is where we must start as well.

originalThere’s a clear and easy pattern to becoming clean and pure. I have termed it R&R, which stands for Repent & Replace. It also brings R&R or Rest and Relaxation to those who do it. This is the pattern I was given ten years ago. It’s the pattern that’s changed me, my life, the lives of my children and many who have come to learn these things from and with me. I believe this is how Zion was created when Enoch and Melchizedek were on the earth and what will create Zion again. This is the gift of the atonement and agency combined into one simple tool which will change and recreate you into the image of God.

Ironically, we cannot do just anything, and there is a pattern and an order in which the Lord has told us to do things. If we don’t do them in this order we won’t know how to repeatedly get the results we want. And if we do things out-of-order we won’t ever get what we think we should get. The blessings we’re looking for will seem elusive and God will appear to  be a respecter of persons – which He’s not. But because we aren’t doing the right things in the right order we’ll get discouraged and quit before we get the thing we asked for. “Ask and ye shall receive” is not just a nice idea, it’s a formula. How do we get so we’re clean enough to get what we want consistently? So we ask and receive quickly?

I will go into the details of this pattern in the next blog post. It will teach you HOW to DO the commandment of the Lord to be pure of heart and become Zion. Which commandments make this possible and how to enact them daily. Once we become Zion we can do all things, for those who are pure of heart are given even as they desire.

 

Understanding God’s Gifts

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We have very strong ideas about what a good gift looks like and what a bad gift looks like. Try and remember the last time you received a gift from someone, think about what you felt when you opened it. Did you feel like they had put time, money, or effort into picking it out for you? Were you happy with their choice? Did you feel grateful to them because they knew exactly what you wanted, or were you grateful because you knew that even though it wasn’t what you wanted, they had put a lot of effort into it and you appreciated their time and intention? Or were you annoyed because they missed the mark completely? Gifts can be appreciated or discounted for many different reasons. Some gifts are exactly what we want, some fit a need, and some are not at all what we want but represent a sacrifice on the part of the giver, and so they are appreciated for the act itself. And then there are the gifts that don’t fit any of these categories. These gifts hold no place in our heart as a gift at all. We may have no problem tossing them out, and chalking it up to waisted time, money and space. Gifts can be a mixed bag when it comes to how we feel about them. It doesn’t really matter what the giver was intending with the gift, what we felt when we received the gift is what stays with us.12-13-14_blog_pic_3

Our feelings about gifts given by humans is one thing, but when a gift is given by God it’s a completely different thing, for His gifts are always good. Ironically, we don’t experience them any differently. We bring into our relationship with God what we know of relationships on the earth. This causes us to loose faith and confidence in God and ourselves. When a gift is given by a mortal, we judge the intentions of the giver by their face when they gave it, the value of the gift or by the relationship already present, and then we decide if it’s something we value or not. Even if we don’t appreciate the gift itself we may appreciate other things associated with the gift.

When we receive a gift from God we don’t have access to His face, feelings, intention, or the investment He made in that gift, so we can be confused about how to feel about it. What’s more, God says He doesn’t give bad gifts. “What man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” But do we always understand Gods’ gifts or His intentions when He’s giving them? Coming to earth is one of those gifts, and yet it’s one of the hardest, darkest, and loneliest experiences we’ll ever have. BUT IT’S A GOOD GIFT!

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“A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!” (Author Unknown)
Struggle is an important part of any growth experience. In fact, it’s the struggle that causes us to develop our ability to fly. God’s gift to us is strong wings…not an easy life. How often do we call good gifts bad and bad gifts good?

Maybe we don’t understand God’s gifts very well, because when He told us about being able to come to this earth, all the hosts of heaven shouted for joy at the opportunity to experience this fallen, dark world. It may seem odd at times, but it’s a great gift and a privilege for us to live upon this earth in this Telestial state. This is one of the gifts of God, that we, at times, wish we could give parts of it back, because they’re a struggle.

The mating season for Edinburgh Zoo's gentoo penguins is well underway with their unique courtship. Females sit on large nesting rings while males sift through pebbles looking for the smoothest to present as a love token to the chosen female, if she takes the pebble and places it on her nest then she has accepted that penguin as her mate.

The mating season for Edinburgh Zoo’s gentoo penguins is well underway with their unique courtship.
Females sit on large nesting rings while males sift through pebbles looking for the smoothest to present as a love token to the chosen female, if she takes the pebble and places it on her nest then she has accepted that penguin as her mate.

When it comes to gifts, the parts that we like, we receive gladly and are grateful for, but the parts which are painful we reject and call bad. We want to be liberated from the hard thing and excused from those parts that make us strong. If we’re calling a good gift bad, then how are we going to gain the blessing that lies in that gift? “For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.” (D&C 88:33) Could it be that our struggles are really gifts in disguise? “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

Look back on your life, and ask yourself what the greatest gift of strength you’ve received. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll find it came in the package of your greatest trial. They always do. Our greatest gifts are attached to our greatest struggles. Just as the butterfly didn’t have the power to fly without the struggle of pushing through the small hole he had created in his cocoon, we cannot achieve our greatest strides without the struggle that forces us to become our greatest selves. We must push past what we think is impossible in order for us to realize what’s possible.

 

Desire or Agency?

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The etymology of the word desire is “to wish, long for, expect or demand something” “to await what the stars will bring” and “from the stars (God).” This word is also closely related to the latin word “sidus” meaning “to closely consider or look at the stars (constellation).” This gives us a better understanding of the word desire and maybe why God uses it so much in the scriptures. God doesn’t use the word agency very often, or free will. He uses the word desire to help us see and understand what our power is. Mankind has replaced the word desire with a word that is a bit more “analytical or scientific.” This can take away our understanding and the power in our choices. Desire is a word used over and over again through out scripture to help us understand God, the way He works and the pattern He uses to help us progress. He uses DESIRE.

Desire is what God is governed by, both our desires and His. Our desire is our agency and our power. He doesn’t force us to desire anything, we always choose. His desire is to help us find joy and receive His glory [Moses 1:39], and He uses our desires to accomplish that. If He didn’t, it wouldn’t last because we would eventually want to try something else and rebel. It’s the nature of man to want what they can’t have, so He gives us the option to want whatever we want, hoping we’ll see that what He wants to give us is the best. Understanding desire also helps us see God as a loving Father and tender parent instead of a demanding, angry God.

imagesWhen we were in Heaven, God in concert with each of us, helped us orchestrate our life experiences. They were made to fit what we wanted to learn here. Each of us met with Him individually. He being a God of agency, would never force us to do, or learn things we didn’t have any desire to learn. It’s not part of His character. He wouldn’t go to so much effort to protect our agency on Earth, and then force us to experience things here that we didn’t agree to first. He upholds all His laws, all the time, or He would cease to be God.[Alma 42:22-25] One of the foundational laws He upholds is the law of agency, but it isn’t just about our agency here, it also includes our choices in the pre-existence.

We’ve been told that we have gifts and talents we worked for and earned before this life and we had to obey laws in order for us to receive those blessings. But there’s much more to it than that; we weren’t just given talents according to what we learned, but these talents and gifts were according to what
we desired. We were also given trials and weaknesses allowing us to attain and develop our gifts and bring about the blessings we desired. Some may have had gifts in music, art or the sciences but because they didn’t want to focus on blessing mankind with music, art or science they didn’t bring those gifts to earth. Others, because of the things they wanted to do and learn in this life, had great weaknesses and trials to overcome, so they could teach what they learned through surmounting the weakness themselves. Each person had a choice about these things, and our loving Heavenly Father permitted us to receive as much as we could bear, and no more.

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life. We all chose how we desired to grow, learn, and bless the lives of others. In order to share these gifts we helped design and engineer our lives so that we could have the experiences to understand how to give the gifts we chose to give. I’ve spent many years wondering why I had to have the experiences I’ve had. Why would I need to be abused and neglected, why didn’t I have the gifts to help guide me to the things that would keep me from experiencing so much pain and error in my life? Why did I make so many mistakes? Then after much pondering and prayer I understood that I’d been given exactly what I desired. I’d covenanted to do certain things before birth, but couldn’t have done them without those experiences, trials and weaknesses. Each of us have received exactly what we desired so that we could experience and give what we chose to experience and give. I had to need repentance and healing so much that I would KNOW the power of the atonement, be healed, and then teach others how to be healed. That’s what I wanted to accomplish in this life. I remember when I was 12 or 13 years old sincerely praying and asking Heavenly Father to make me an instrument in his hands. It was my desire as a young girl to help others. That was also my covenant. Others have had experiences with other weaknesses and gifts so they could teach those things. Some have skills in music, art, or science that have defined their contribution to this life. Those gifts are easy to see, the rest of us chose other things. What did you desire to learn and contribute?

 

Understanding True Growth in The Gospel

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Although the gospel pattern of creation and growth is ingrained in us, it’s also become commonplace. When we lose the ability to see it clearly, then we also lose the power connected to it. We need to re-arrange and deepen our thinking about the gospel and creation. Repetition is a very important principle, but if we don’t go deeper at the same time, then it becomes redundant and we stop hearing the truth taught. Each time we speak of the atonement and the Plan of Salvation we should be gaining insight and knowledge, or we’re loosing understanding and light. God explained it this way: “For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.” (2 Nephi 28:30) If we aren’t receiving more, are we loosing something? His promise is if we receive then He gives more! Do we receive more each time we study the gospel, go to church or speak with God? We should, we’ll know if we’re receiving what He’s giving if we gain light when we’re taught. If we increase.

One of the best ways to know we’re on the right path, and living by the Spirit, is if our knowledge of God is increasing. If we don’t increase in knowledge, understanding and power, then we’re not doing and becoming what God would have us do and become. We’re not harkening unto (or DOING) His precepts and learning wisdom. It comes a little here and a little there, but it comes as we receive and then do. If we stop receiving, because we don’t harken or if we think we already know it all, then what we have is taken away. Increasing is one of the best tests and a sure way to know if we’re in the right path, we receive the gifts of the Spirit and gain experience, always increasing line upon line, here a little and there a little. When was the last time the Spirit taught you?