"When you fear what you don’t understand you reject it. When you love what you don’t understand, you open your mind understanding."

Marcus Thomas

"The good news is all of you are sons of God, not just Jesus. He just paved the way for you to live what he taught."

Marcus Thomas

"Whatever you feel or happens today, don’t run away from it. Stay with it, by bringing a inner acceptance to what happens outside you or inside you regardless of the circumstances. If you feel irritated, don’t try to escape it, accept it. If you feel lust don’t try to escape it, accept it. If you feel lazy, don’t try to escape it, accept it. What you try to resist persist. Therefore, running away from discomfort, creates more discomfort. It exacerbates it because, you are trying to get rid of it. If you accept it all, as it is, in this moment for now, it dissolves on it’s own."

Marcus Thomas

"The Divine can never fail you, nor can you fail the Divine. You can make as many errors until you decide to correct them. Unlimited opportunities for growth. That’s how unconditionally loving the Divine is. Failure doesn’t exist in the heart of love. It only exist within our own beliefs, in our minds."

Marcus Thomas

Article: Life Provides You Many Wake-Up Calls

Life wakes you up to who you are not, to point you to who you are.

When you look at suffering as a blessing, it can be a wake up call to pay attention a certain or many areas of you life: Health, Financial, Family, Career, Relationship, etc; to bring you attention to things you have neglected.

Maybe to give up an addiction, pattern, or change your life path.

When you look at pain as a cruse, it can keep you disempowered. You see yourself as a victim, and someone or something outside you is always the cause, but never you. It keeps you what we call hell, until you decide to save yourself.

Yes, it’s all about perception. But, not just perception.

It’s about what you think, which creates your feelings, which creates your re-action in the body, that manifests as your experience.

Until you see that the power is in you to change how you perceive things happening for you or against you.

Life is either blessing you with gifts or you believe life is out to hurt you. One of these is love the other is fear. You are always choosing.

We are all on the journey. We do not have to be perfect. We are all doing the best with the consciousness we have at this moment. All are welcomed.

We are all on the journey. We do not have to be perfect. We are all doing the best with the consciousness we have at this moment. All are welcomed.

"If I judge, attack, or condemn another, I crucify myself. If I crucify myself, I crucify another. Why? There is only One of us here. I break the cycle when I stop the game of projecting my inner suffering on others and blaming them for my own pain. Instead of taking up responsibility for my own cross, my fears, my creations and thoughts which are a result of my own consciousness. Here, I bring love and acceptance to what I feel, by not making no one responsible for it, none other than myself."

Marcus Thomas

"There is no future. There is no past. There is only The Now, presently always at your feet unfolding before you."

Marcus Thomas

"You see, nobody really wants to become “enlightened.” They want to escape present feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness, pain, anger, frustration, boredom, or feelings of being unloved, unwanted, and unfulfilled. They simply want to end their suffering. But instead of facing that suffering head on, right now, and seeing the wholeness within it, they are waiting for a future event or state or experience to come and end it for them. They simply want to come home, as we all do. But in their story, they have fixated on the idea of enlightenment as their future home."

Jeff Foster

Article: What Imaginary Fortress Surrounds Your Heart?

There is a spot inside you that you feel most vulnerable to not share with others due to your shame, the belief that this part of you is unworthy to be loved. That secret part of you is the key to your healing and the belief of fear that keeps you there. If you really want to love your self you have to share that private wounded or discarded place with others without judgment, fear and unworthiness, to love and accept yourself. That is the courage of being you. - Marcus Thomas

The walls you have built around your heart, are imagined. They’re not real. You placed them there. Therefore, they can be removed by you.

If you tear your own walls down, you can let the closed up damn of love to flow outward into the world, towards others. By taking down these defenses, and opening your heart, you can experience the love within your own heart that you say is not there, but it really is, you’re just afraid of letting it out to experience your own love and glory.

How can the flower, blossom without water?
How can you the love within your heart, be experienced if the door to it is always closed?

You are the door, once you open your heart, the boundlessness of love overflows.

Ask yourself, what walls or fortresses you have created around you own heart? And, ask why are they there? What do you believe will happen? Who would you be without these fearful walls around your heart? Do I want to be right or be happy?

In every circumstance, I tell you, it is fear that keeps you from loving yourself and another. And, it is this fear you have placed there but, only you can remove yourself. Wanting to be right is a form of fear. To keep your position of rightness is what keeps you apart from love and another.

Every defense you think is protecting you from heartache is actually keeping you from experiencing love. Therefore, you experience yourself as separate from another, instead of one, being connected to another, your natural inhertiance.

Take down the defenses and love again. It’s not world war 3, its love.

Article: Model the teaching, it gives us permission to do the same.

Model the teaching, it gives others permission to do the same.

Someone has to, introduce the light, or light bearer, to show that it exists within us.

Model forgiving yourself, it teaches others to forgive themselves.
Model being compassionate towards others pain, knowing that you have been to the same, this teaches other to do the same.
Model love and acceptance of others without judgment, you give others permission to be themselves and do the same.

Someone has to be the “door.” Jesus modeled this saying, “I am the Door, I am the way, the truth and the life,” by the way that he lived his teachings, not just the words he spoken.

Anyone can be the door for another. Not just Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu, Moses, etc;

You don’t have to be perfect as this work, that’s the point. To make mistake and learn from them.

Everyone is a teacher. The drug addict today, serves as model for others when they choose to become sober, get a degree and begin to counsel others to put down the drugs and stop avoiding their pain and feel it. Also, because they used to be that person.

We are here to lift each other up, hand and hand, step by step, moment by moment.

Not tear each other down, shoot each other up, abuse each other because, that is what society teaches us, music teaches us, or our family or our friends or because, it is the norm. You always have a choice.

When you model what others do, just because they do it, you may be betraying yourself, especially, if you are not happy being a follower.

Be different, do things no one does. Be a master of your own fate. By being you, you are authentic, you determine and create the life you desire. Be empowered and empower others.

You are the light because, you are the gift by your way of being your true self. It is not a doing, by a way of being.

You are not powerless, even if you think you are a victim to circumstance or disown your power to choose to see your life differently. You are always choosing to see how you perceive and create your life, every moment.

Real Spiritual Work (That We Avoid Doing) Tips:
Acknowledge your pain.
Give your self permission to feel it.
Experience it, sink into it.
Discover where it began, what thought caused it?
Write down the cause.
Allow the pain, feelings to flow and come up through you.
Accept it.
Breathe through it.
Be aware for the whole experience.