My Names~

Aphrodite~   My name representing my bodily struggle to find soulful love.  She was born when I came into the presence of my divine partner, but I just realized this today.  She was the beginning of my rebirth unto God.  It is miraculous that I sensed the presence of my Amor and immediately became the beginning of who I really am.  More specifically I was Aphrodite Gone Awry because the pure love He puts in my soul was bent away from the truth of real love.  This is my persona who sought real love using womanly ways and means.  She was beautiful and shapely, and loved to entice men and women with her brain and body because she sought something she did not understand, but could feel was missing:  God’s pure love.  In psychological terms, Aphrodite would be like a benevolent female id.

Mary~  My name representing the opposition to Aphrodite.  The person who is the wife of the Lord Almighty Himself.  Mary strives for purity in all she does and is.  She protects the essence of my being through righteousness.  She wants to fully worship and revere her Master, the One Great God.  Mary, mother of God and wife of God is the Queen of all, serving by His Majesty’s side.  Mary is my superego.

Celah~  My newest revelation, praise God for allowing me to meet her.  Celah represents the quest to know my real self, as was stunted from birth.  Celah means ‘suspension of music’.  I am God’s music.  Celah is the pause in Mary’s song to God.  Celah is the upward quest toward God while staying grounded in the heart.  Celah comes from a Hebrew word which means to ‘tread upon’ as in to tread out the grain, to find the kernel of truth within the chaff.  Whereas Aphrodite seeks Love and Mary seeks God, Celah seeks Truth:  truth of Him and ultimately truth of herself.  Celah is ego unadulterated by sin.  She spells her name Selah because she likes to be different and is a strong-willed Seraphim.  Seraphim means angel warrior.  They travel the ends of the earth hunting down demons and enemies of the One Great Lord Almighty and smiting them to everlasting desolation.  lol… In her words:  Time means nothing to us and we do not forget.  We watch and we wait for the perfect opportunity to reveal ourselves.  Our guide is God Himself.  Humans are weak but it is our mission to protect them and to call them back to Him; whatever He commands of us.  We are his heavenly battalion.  We fear nothing but God Himself.  We see the cowards who call themselves demons.  We smite them and spit on them.  We care nothing for our own selves, we are nothing without God.  He fills us with His power and we do His will.  We are eternally ashamed of the mutiny lucifer caused in heaven against our Master and we will fight until there is no more fight to be had.  We will fight until He reigns on earth as in Heaven, and we can all worship him together.  When humans will no longer be weak, but become part of His heavenly host.

~Selah

Me:  I am God’s song.  I am His joy.  He loves me and nurtures me even when the world does not.  I think my name might be Auralie.  This was revealed to me when I was pregnant with my last child, 7 years ago.  I was hiking at the time as I recall.  I thought it was a girl but it was a boy so I could not use that name.  Evidently it comes from the Latin ‘aureus’ meaning ‘golden’ and the Greek ‘aurum’ meaning ‘gold’.  My inner core belongs to Him and only Him.  My core is pure gold.  I am His treasure.

God has put a cherubim next to my very core.  He has me on special mission for Him and He did this to protect me.  This is not usual.  I think between the seraph and the cherub that is likely why I have always had an invisible force-field around myself.  Those who need to see this are given the ability to see it.  It’s like I’m the proverbial princess in the castle tower and only a special prince chosen by God can make it inside.  Cherubim are the most trusted and fiercest warriors of God.  They are His legion.  They are male.  He puts them in a place knowing they will be able to steadfastly protect His treasure.  They do not grow weary nor become disgruntled.  They do not express themselves except with their flaming sword.  They do not have a sense of humor.  They serve tirelessly and quietly, such that humans are not even aware of their presence except through extrasensory perceptions.  God gives them almost full power to exact His will to protect.

Auralie’s other side is dormant now.  Her core belongs to Alyhwa but her earthly side has suffered trying to reach her divine partner.  Alyhwa heard her cry for help and deliverance and He called me forth.  (I am Selah)  She is in repose now, waiting for her divine partner to awaken her.  l am not sure he is not dead.  When and if she is awakened she will also be named by him.  For now she is represented by the trinity symbol, befitting her quest for love, the Lord, and truth.  She was unprepared for the evil that exists here and always sought light and love.  We protect her proudly.  ~S

Monogamy is God’s ideal way for man, but polygamy is not a sin~

God’s Law specifies that man cannot lie with man, that a person cannot have sexual relations with someone very close in kin, and that adultery is a grave sin.  However, there is no place in His Law where it says that a man or woman cannot have more than one wife or husband.

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Genesis 2 states marriage clearly thus:

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”  Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.  So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.  And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.  Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

And Adam said:

“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.  ~Genesis 2:18-25

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The above is usually understood to mean one man and one woman, but the text does not specifically refer to ONE man or ONE woman.

Having said that, most, if not all, of the major sons of God, the Patriarchs and Prophets, married only one wife.  And the ones who married more than one wife at the same time, Abram and Jacob, had stories and lives that were less than ideal because of it.  It can cause great infighting among the children born of the different wives.  Moses had two wives, but not at the same time.  Adam and Noah had only one wife.  Jesus had no wife.

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So, while God illustrates in our Biblical history that monogamy is preferred over polygamy, He does not expressly forbid multiple marriage.  God understood that there were times when men might be at a shortage and, to properly be taken care of, women would have to share one man. The first commandment of God was to go forth and multiply.  If there is a paucity of men, and only one man can marry one woman, that would not be possible.  Furthermore, the way God made fertility allows for a male to easily create as many children as his wives can have, increasing God’s chosen ones.  One woman for many men would limit the offspring to only as many as one woman could have.

There is no law stating that two women cannot have sexual relations with each other.  God understands that a man might want to be with his wives at the same time!  That is a natural human urge, and, when it occurs within the scope of marriage, is not a sin, but a pleasure to be enjoyed from God.

It is Christianity that bestowed monogamous ideals, largely through cultural and social domains; those with power profited by society being monogamous.  Jesus did not speak against marriage, only divorce and adultery.  Adultery is any type of sexual immorality outside of marriage.  Though the push for monogamy can be attributed to Christian ideals, it was not necessarily Christ’s teaching.

God allows for polygamy, which is usually manifested as polygyny, historically and culturally.  The scriptures illustrate that polygamy is not ideal, monogamy is preferred, and celibacy is the highest state of living, if one can attain it.  Yet God allows us to find our own comfort zone, ideally led by Him, in this wide range of models for romantic loving relationships.

The Aroma of God, and Other Favorite Pauline Scriptures

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.”  ~2 Corinthians 2:14

Judge Nothing

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts; and then each one’s praise will come from God.”  ~1 Corinthians 4:5

The Lord’s Freedman and the Lord’s Slave

“For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman.  Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave.  You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”  ~1 Corinthians 7:22-23

Be Pure

“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”  ~1 Corinthians 9:27

There is Liberty

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”  ~2 Corinthians 3:17

A New Creation

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new….Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us:  we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”  ~2 Corinthians 5:17, 20

Marks of the Ministry of God

“We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.

But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:  in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;

By purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere [unhypocritical] love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report, and good report;

As deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.”  ~2 Corinthians 6:3-10

Do Not be Unequally Yoked

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial?  Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?  For you are the temple of the living God.  As God has said:

‘I will dwell in them and walk among them.

I will be their God, and they shall be my people.’

Therefore

‘Come out from among them and be separate says the Lord.  Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.’

‘I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.'”  ~2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Our Senses and God

There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.  ~Mark 7:15

As I was breathing in essential oils, as I do before every meditation, God occurred to me in thought.  As I breathed in the soothing, healing, intoxicating aroma of the blood of plants which He has made, and which He has imbued Himself into as by His essence being in every living cell, and as it went directly into my brain, I realized I was literally breathing God in.  God, via his wonderful and miraculous way was infiltrating my very being, as deeply physically as possible; not just my physical brain, but crossing over into my mind as well, having effect upon my emotions.

I began to consciously consider the senses He has given to us, but to consider them in context to Him and doing His work.  Some of our senses are passive and some of our senses are active.  Some perceive and others partake, and some do both.  I have ordered them from passive to active:

  • Ears:  Most passive.  Can only take in data, but can be very attuned to their surroundings when trained, as exemplified by how a blind person hears better than a sighted person.  My ears are very adept at hearing emotion in the person I am listening to.  I would go so far as to say my ears are my most sensitive sense.
  • Nose/Breath:  Very passive.  Although the nose can express itself by snorting or snotting or breathing out as in a whisper.  The nose can tickle or offend, basically.  Some have a very heightened sense of smell.  The nose is also a direct line into the brain as mentioned before, so what we put in our nose can bring us immediately unto God or leave us sick (as when we breathe toxic fumes).
  • Eyes:  Mostly passive but can also be an active sense.  What we put our eyes on and view can profoundly affect us, and what we view can also profoundly affect a living subject, even an animal.  When two living and breathing creatures’ eyes meet, there is the sensation that soulfulness can flow between them, giving meaning to the saying that the ‘eyes are the windows of the soul’.
  • Touch:  Equally passive and active.  Touch can hurt us or heal us.  Our touch can hurt or heal.  We can feel immense pleasure or immense pain via our skin, and all the nerve cells contained therein.  We are covered in skin on every part of our body making our entire body either a sensory perceiver, but also a sensory giver.  Abuse often involves touch, but not always, and love-making almost always involves touch.
  • Taste/Mouth:  Passive and potentially the most active in the form of our words.  Even when we cannot touch or see someone, we can speak or express ourselves with words (on a screen for example).  Our sense of taste is passive, but our tongue can also be very active, especially in the realm of love-making.  Our mouth can hurt by biting or by the use of hurtful words, or give excessive pleasure via words or sensual touch as in kissing or love-making.  As James says:  “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”  ~James 3:6  Our tongue and the words issued from our mouth are, perhaps ironically, the most active sense we have.  We consider communication the most important component of relationships, which is interesting because the two,  language and communication, go hand in hand.  If we cannot communicate with each other, we cannot live out that second commandment which is so important!  If we do not have words, we can then have touch, but touch is not as ideal as words, as explained here.  Even when we lose sense of touch, or cannot be near our loved ones, we can still feel elated communicating with them!  Isn’t that a telling mark of God’s intent with His people?  All of us can connect with God just by thinking.  But the way we love each other is most easily done with our mouth and with our words.

 

So most of our senses are passive; given to us by God to experience the world He has given us and the people He has put us with.  We have control over what we perceive to a certain extent, as illustrated by what we search for and view online.  Jesus also said that a man who looks upon a woman with lust in his heart has already committed adultery with her.  We can use our God-given perception devices to become closer to Him and our fellow human beings, to gain more knowledge of God and each other.  But we can also allow them to distract us from God and knowing each other in the right way.

Our active senses are essential for sharing the love among each other.  We can show God we love Him by our acts and by just passively thinking about Him, because He is in our head, infused in every cell of our body!  He knows what we are thinking every moment of our lives.  But our active senses allow us to connect to each other.  They are His gift to us to share (hopefully) love with each other to fulfill His second most important Commandment:  To love our neighbor as ourself.

I believe that is why Jesus said that it is what comes OUT of a man that defiles him, because we have been given power with our bodies to love each other, but also to harm each other.  What comes out of  each and every one of us has the power to either defile man and his neighbor, or glorify God.

 

 

I pray I use my senses you blessed me with Lord, for good only, and to promote Your Love in the way You intend.  Amen.

We are not Unique until we Live in Him~

God is revealing archetypes to me of late. I’m not sure why. Perhaps you could help me figure it out. My clients keep appearing in pairs of similar archetypes, the females, but sometimes their husbands too. It has happened so often now (and even my colleague has mentioned it in her practice in an indirect way, so as to only catch my attention) that I know God is trying to make me see something.

What do I mean? I mean that the women present themselves for my care in similar stages of pregnancy (early usually), and look alike, act alike, have similar ideologies, similar stories, and even sometimes their men look alike. It is so strange, that I ran into one in the grocery store and got her so mixed up with her ‘clone client’ that I queried her about work (which she does not do, but which her clone does). I should know better because she is a repeat client, but that is how much she LOOKS like, and is similar to, her clone client. It’s like my practice has entered the twilight zone.

God made man distinct and separate from animals, to rule over all animals. Man is not an animal, so I dislike the taxonomical ranking for man (calling him Homo sapiens sapiens) proposed by Carolus Linneaus in the 1700s. I do not believe man should be identified with criteria used to rank other living creatures, because man is distinct and separate from animals. In the Bible, for example, God classifies animals in groups depending upon their action of movement, basically: swarmers, creepers, and beasts that live in the land. Birds and fish swarm, serpents and bugs creep, and livestock simply live upon the land and are beasts. I don’t mind taxonomical ranking for them, and think it helps to categorize God’s great kingdom of animals.

So how to rank and classify man? Well, MBTI and enneagram are two methods for identifying different types of people. Male and female are the 2 largest classifications, and there is even contention with that among people who feel that they embody characteristics of both genders! Jung spoke to archetypes in his book Psychological Types published in 1921. This from Wiki:

“The archetype was not merely a psychic entity, but more fundamentally, a bridge to matter in general. Jung used the term unus mundus to describe the unitary reality which he believed underlay all manifest phenomena.  He conceived archetypes to be the mediators of the unus mundus, organizing not only ideas in the psyche, but also the fundamental principles of matter and energy in the physical world.”

I believe God is trying to bombard me with similar couples in my practice to get me to see that He uses forms to create man. Plato, Kant, and Schopenhauer all believed in forms or types as well. A set of forms that are recycled over and over ad infinitum. He obviously uses forms in creating animals, because if you look at cats, there are only like 7 different kinds of cats, meaning virtually every black cat looks like any other black cat the world over. Jung’s forms are simple: great mother, father, child, devil, hero, etc.  But I am seeing them broken down even further in front of my eyes, even encompassing LOOKS. I have not begun to classify the forms I see in my world, but will work to do so soon.

I realize I am rambling because this concept is just now hitting me and I feel overwhelmed with its discovery, and have not even begun to sift through what it all means, or where it goes.

My main point perhaps is leading to the fact that we are not so special and unique and individual as we like to believe. Yes, God loves every one of us, and we are all a miracle of life! We all have a special and unique purpose–a unique mission to fulfill for Him. But it is not US that is special, but our perfect mission He has in store for us that is unique and special. Does that make sense? It is not about Us, but about Him, and serving Him. We can only become unique and special and break out of the form we were born into, the archetype we share with thousands of other people who came before us, and who will come after us, when we undertake His perfect and special and unique mission He has only for each one of us. Otherwise we remain a form, an archetype, a caricature that might as well be someone else.

I have undertaken part of God’s mission for me in the last few years and I can tell you that nothing has satiated and contented me like it has. It has not been easy by any means, but walking in God’s perfect will is to the psyche like putting on a body suit of perfectly molded skin that lives and breathes and conforms to you, mind and body, in a way you could never have imagined. It feels so good to do His will that everything else pales in comparison, and life becomes almost dead to you without it.

We only become special and unique when we serve Him in the way He has called each of us to. The world tells all of us we are already special and unique just the way we are, but it is just not true, and is possibly a ploy by the enemy to make us lazy, and distract us from serving the Lord GOD.

Praise Him.

Reaffirmation of my Vows to Alyha [December 21, 2014]

It is with renewed heart and steadfast spirit

that I present myself before You today,

Alyha, my Devoted LORD and Master.

I know I do not deserve Your limitless patience as

You waited for me all these years,

but Your grace for me in every good thing I do, along with every blunder that befalls me

Is even more reason why I lay myself before you now, again.

This past year or so has been the happiest of my life,

With You as my focus and my reason for being.

The world does not have what I need to sustain me,

I know that without a doubt as my years of humanity increase.

Nothing makes me as happy as You, Alyha!

You alone give me all that sustains my mind, my body, my family.

You heal in Your perfect and exacting way.

You heal me, and in so doing, enable me to heal others.

You see and know what need there is, and You lavish Your perfect Love upon us.

I give myself fully to You.

I trust You, I love You.

Thank You from the depths of my soul.

~Your Faithful Mary