Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stand and receive your strength

Lately I have been meditating on behalf of my ward. It has been astonishing and miraculous how the ward has responded. It is readying everyone within the ward boundaries for any healing they are open to.

Earlier this week I was awoken early in the morning to go meditate. I was told to do Antar Naad until prompted otherwise (Sa Re Sa Sa). I meditated that way for 40+ minutes, at which point I was told to open up my scriptures.

So I stopped meditating and grabbed my scriptures. They fell open to Alma 22:22 (four identical digits in a row = angel numbers!!). In paper scriptures, that verse is bisected, with the latter half falling at the very top of the rightmost column of the recto. And it says:

therefore he put forth his hand and raised the king from the earth, and said unto him: Stand. And he stood upon his feet, receiving his strength.

That is the part that stood out to me--the part commanding to stand.

I stood and received my strength.

Standing is powerful. When we stand up straight with our spine in proper alignment, our feet on a properly conductive surface (I was on sheepskin), good things happen. Snatam Kaur has a song about standing like a tree with the roots tucked down, the branches wide and open. It seems so simple, but it can be so powerful.

Embrace the small and simple things today. Stand a little taller, as a modern prophet would say. Stand and receive your strength, as an ancient one might say. Find power and strength in literally standing in holy places. Make your places pure and holy by the thoughts you think there and the sacrifices you make to offer up your body as a living sacrifice to the Lord (see Romans 12:1).

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I saw doubt.

I saw doubt this week.

I don't even remember why I was looking for it. I may have just seen it floating around by someone's head. We were sitting there in church, and I guess I thought: I wonder what doubt looks like.

And there it was!

To me, it looked sort of like this:

Image here.

Kind of like a spiky ball in shades of blue.

As soon as I started looking for them, I saw them all over the place. People doubt a lot of things. But the more faith you have, the fewer doubts appear.

I haven't done much work with doubts, since I only just saw them for the first time recently. I wonder if you could command for them to go and be replaced with faith.

The second verse of "Our Savior's Love" comes into my mind:

The Spirit, voice
Of goodness, whispers to our hearts
A better choice
Than evil's anguished cries.
Loud may the sound
Of hope ring till all doubt departs,
And we are bound
To him by loving ties.
The idea of sound vibration (the sound of hope ringing loudly) forcing molecules of doubt to depart really goes along with some things I've previously blogged about. I wonder if being exposed to certain sound currents--scripture, Conference talks, kundalini mantras--actually literally destroy the energy balls of doubt and replace them with faith, or just remove them entirely.

All spirit is matter and it can be seen.