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Don’t Open the Door

May 11, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Is it possible that we are the ones who let evil into our life? Is it possible that we often not only open the door, but hold it wide open, inviting evil to enter?

On one of the last calls I answered for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a taxpayer asked if the IRS still took paper tax returns. She explained that she refused to use the electronic method of filing a tax return because electronics seem to make it easier for evil people to get into a person’s financial life and do all kinds of bad things.

The taxpayer said, “If I don’t open the door, evil can’t come in.”

What wisdom!

Evil in the mail
A few days before I took this call, someone explained that we let evil into our life when we answered the mail that comes to our homes and businesses requesting money. The purpose of the money doesn’t matter; most of us have no way of checking the legitimacy of these requests, nor do we know how much of our financial gift actually goes toward its stated purpose and how much goes into the overflowing pockets of the organizers of the mail requests for money.

I no longer open such requests; every letter goes straight into the trash.

If I don’t respond to the letter, evil dies.

Evil via phone and internet
Most of us have wised up to requests for money via the telephone and the internet. I hang up on telephone requests and delete emails requesting money.

I even deleted the requests the email-hacker-of-my-main-email-account made to me to send money to me.

If I refuse to listen, refuse to respond, if I close the door, evil can’t survive. Evil has to have an audience. Evil feeds off of our response. No response, no food, evil dies.

Evil via others
Perhaps the greatest way we let evil in is when we allow the words of others to pull us down, to control and manipulate us.

Most of us tell the truth and do the right thing so consistently that we forget that others may not.

We hear others brag about how they do or did such and such, and we wonder how they got away with whatever they said or did. Worse, we question our own way of doing and acting; we think they are right and we are wrong.

This is especially true when we see bad behavior being rewarded.

If I know who I am–a spiritual being created in the image of God with the same qualities of goodness and greatness as Mother/Father God has–, and I stay true to who I am, then I don’t respond to evil; I don’t feed it; I not in its audience; I don’t open the door to it and it will die.

Evil has to have an audience.

Ask the Angels
I do not always recognize evil when it appears. It knows exactly how to appear and what to say to gain entrance into my life, and into yours, too. No one is safe; to think otherwise is to welcome evil in.

What I do know is to Ask the Angels of All of Us to teach us how to instantly sense evil, and then to teach us how to send evil back to the nothingness from which it came.

I make this request now.

I know that as I speak these words, it is done. From this moment on, I instantly sense the presence of evil and I instantly send it back to the nothingness from which it came to be transformed into something useful and good.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

Barbara S Lucas, PhD

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Lack is the Cause?

March 2, 2016
Hi Everyone,

What if “love of money” isn’t the cause? What if “lack of money” is the cause?

I was taught that love of money is the root of all evil. Yes, I know this is a misquote, but, it is the message most of us were taught.

Consider
Take a look at the problems in your life, in your family, in your community. How many of them would be solved if there were certain amounts of money at hand that one could freely use?

As you consider this possibility, sit with what you see, feel and are thinking for a moment or two.

How would things be if the money was at hand, right here and now, to freely use to ease situations and circumstances?

Take a moment or two to consider how things might change. Recognize the feelings and thoughts that come with this possibility. Which of these is habitual, what you think and feel automatically when you consider money as a problem solver?

Toxic money
I keep saying “freely use” because money that comes with:

  • Struggle
  • or charges like interest
  • or conditions like rules as to how and when it is to be used

creates a toxic situation or worsens an already toxic situation. Money that comes with the above conditions is called toxic money.

Assignment
Before we go to the angels and Mother/Father God about money, let us get clear about our willingness to admit that love of money—living in the overflow of all the good that comes come the Source (Mother/Father God)—might be exactly what is needed in our world at the moment.

For this next week, every time lack of money shows up in your life as a habitual thought or action, or as something you automatically think and feel, or as the only choice at the moment, immediately switch to thinking:

  • “I live in the overflow of all good. Lack, I don’t know how you got into my world, but you’re aren’t welcome here. Leave.”
  • “I love money. The more I receive, the more I can give. Yeah! Yeah! Fabulous!”
  • Allow yourself to feel joy, peace and ease.
  • And, allow yourself to recognize your hesitation and your negativity about doing this.

And so it is.

In the spirit of my Christmas challenge: You are perfect just the way you are, and I love you.

Rev Barbara
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Alert Systems

March 3, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Layla, my little feral rescue cat, growls like a dog whenever a stranger enters the neighborhood. Usually, the stranger is someone hanging advertisement on door knobs.

As the stranger gets closer to this house, her growls intensify. I always pay attention. In this day and age, I would be a fool not to.

If the person is in anyway evil and they enter the yard, my other cats will run up to me growling like dogs, get my attention, and then go hide.

I’ve learned to go on red alert when this happens. My cats are never wrong.

Human Alert System
Just as God gave cats and other animals a way to know when no-good was lurking, we have a similar system

Unless we have squashed it or ignored it, each of us knows when something false, or something with an evil intent, is about.

 Reaction
We react differently to this alert. Most of the time, we say nothing and quietly remove our self from the situation; sometimes, we do what my cats do, we hide. However, there always comes a time when we have no choice but to confront whatever evil is facing us.

It is difficult to know the right thing to do.

Fighting Back
Ignoring something can give it the time to grow and become much more dangerous. Ignoring something can, also, cause it to die. Hiding can only give so much protection for so long. Confronting can destroy us unless we are skilled in all the different ways, including verbal ways, of defying evil.

Responding to evil requires much grace, training and should only be done if one is strongly rooted in spiritual practice. One should never confront evil without first calling in the angels and Archangel Michael. His mighty sword and his blue light of protection are needed now.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us and the Archangel Michael,

We give thanks for your presence. We rejoice as we feel your presence and know that you are with us always.

We give thanks that we are never alone, never without ideas, information, energy, support and nurturance.  It is so great to have you with us.

Archangel Michael, if you would bathe us in the blue light of your protection and surround us with it always, we would be most grateful. Thank you.

We ask that our individual systems for detecting evil be strengthen. Whatever signal this system gives out that is unique to us, we ask to recognize it now.  We want to know loudly and clearly whenever something false, something no-good is in our environment.

Our environment includes the entire planet Earth. We are no longer separate groups or individuals but connected via all kinds of electronic devices. For this we give thanks.  Now, we don’t have to confront what will destroy us alone, but as a united group.

Angels of all of us,
We ask that not only do we instantly recognize that which is false and that which wishes to do harm, but that we loudly and clearly be given direction on how to react to it. Exactly what do we do that will preserve peace, stability, beauty, joy, prosperity, health and strong, loving individuals? We are open to your guidance. Thank you.

Angels of all of us and Archangel Michael as well as all the other heavenly host who love us and want only the very best for us, we thank you for your presence. We thank you for making yourself known to us. We thank you for your guidance and protection.

We are most grateful.
And so it is.

Peace,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas
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Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Feb.8, 2015

Hi Everyone,

In my soon-to-be released book, Put Hand to Plow, I write about success beliefs. One of the most difficult of these to accept is that we are perfect, just as we are, right here and right now.

Most of us struggle accepting our perfection. We judge ourselves for all the things we do, believe or think that don’t seem just right. We think that God doesn’t approve of us; therefore, God doesn’t approve of our actions.

God is Pleased
The truth is that if God didn’t approve of us, we wouldn’t be here. Unless we have destroyed our soul, or are doing self-destructive acts leading to soul-destruction, God is pleased and delighted with us. God is charmed when we take action to be who we are really, and then act to expand who we are.

The truth is that ‘just not rightness’ and other judgments are caused by The Curse of Sameness and the Comparison Disease. In other words, our thinking tells us that we are perfect, or it tells us that we aren’t.

The Curse of Sameness
The Curse of Sameness is what the 12 Step programs call ‘stinkin thinkin’. The Curse of Sameness causes us to belief that we are all alike, that there are no differences. Nothing can be further from the truth. We were each given a different set of tasks to do during this lifetime and a different bundle of gifts, talents, skills and abilities to use to do those tasks.

The Comparison Disease
The Comparison Disease is another example of ‘stinkin thinkin’. The Comparison Disease causes us to compare what we do, be and have with what others be, do and have, and then find our self to be less than or better than others.

Again, this is far from the truth. Each of us is an equal; we were created by the one God and given the characteristics of God. Like God we are creators and organizers; not on the same scale as God, but creators and organizers none the less.

Perfection Defined
I am perfect when I am being, doing and having God’s ideas for me. Unless, we’ve been unusually influenced by others our ideas are the same as God’s. It can be no other way. God gives us our ideas, even the ideas that are about us.

Due to all of us being bombarded by a constant flow of ideas, we need help in recognizing those that are from God and those that are from other forces and sources. We go to the angels and ask for help in learning how to do this.

Angels of All of Us
Angels of all of us,

We are delighted that all of you surround us and are the invisible part of our world. We give thanks that you support, nurture and protect us. It is so fabulous that your beauty, warmth and love are shared with us.

Angels, we recognize that you are of God, the messengers of the Word spoken by God. We are grateful that you deliver and explain these holy words.

Many Words from Many Sources
As you know, we constantly receive many words from many sources; some of these sources are evil and destructive but are clothed in such a way that their true self is concealed. Often we don’t know the source until we are trapped in a self-destructive circumstance.

We asked that you help us develop the ability to know which words, which messages are evil, or are from evil.

We ask that we are protected from receiving these, but we know that evil can con, twist and deceive. Help us be on alert. Help us see beyond the words to the purpose of the speaker and deliverer.

Give us the strength to turn to love and the Light; to hear only true love and the true Light; to see beyond appearances to the core of what is being said and by whom.

Thank you, angels of all of us. We are grateful that you honor our requests.

And so it is.
Peace,

Barbara

Barbara S Lucas

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