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Names of God

 

God's Name is holy, but no holier than yours.
To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own. 
 

~ A COURSE IN MIRACLES, LESSON 183 "I call upon God's Name and on my own." 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Wonder and Mystery of God's Name 


           Our lead artitcle this month is written by Ahyh & Libby Maxey of the Church of Yahweh, and is called, "The Real Secret ~ Lesson 183 and 184". It's a very loving reminder for all of us, of God's Real Name.  
 

           GAFF, is back! Take a peek into Gaff's little area on the beach where miracles indeed happen naturally, every day, as expressions of Love in the article: "GAFF and the Panacea".
 

            In the ~POETRY~ section this month we have a poem by Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course in Miracles, called "The Comforter". In this gentle poem we are indeed comforted by a loving Father as He assures us that we are surrounded by His Peace.

  

            The ~MUSIC~ category this month contains selections from the exquisite music of Donna Marie Cary, presenter at the 2013 ACIM Conference.    

 

            Daniel Tipton's DARE TO BE HAPPY segment is titled: "The Special Relationship and the Holy Instant" and discusses how to break the cycle of attraction-disappointment-attack within our 'special relationships'. 
 

            And finally, we have the continued Guidance on the Holy Spirit Part 3 of 3 from our Elder Brother as lovingly received and scribed by Sun~Rose.   

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The Real Secret
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Ahyh and Libby

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Lesson 183 is "I call upon God's Name and on my own," yet God's actual Name is never mentioned in the lesson!

Lesson 184 is equally as significant, and cryptic: "The Name of God is my inheritance." Here again, God's Name is not mentioned.

Dr. Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course in Miracles may not have known God's Name, but Jesus the Christ, the voice who spoke to Helen, certainly did! Indeed, for the entire Judeo-Christian tradition there is one and only one Personal Name for Divinity found in the Bible. Still, the purpose for A Course in Miracles required that it be as non-sectarian and widely-appealing as possible. 

As you can well imagine, there is a lot that could be said about this essential topic. A lot. Cutting straight to the chase, we will give you what you absolutely must know. When all is revealed, the great secret of the ages is this:

YOU ARE GOD'S REAL NAME.

For beings like us, "Sue" or "Libby" or "Frank" will suffice as names. Our names re-present us, embodying all that we are in letters, word and sound.

For God, simple letters and words would never do - God's Name needs to be a quantum leap above and beyond human language and our simple ideas about names. Amazingly, the Bible has held this secret for thousands of years!

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The Bible reveals that there is only one Personal Name for Divinity. Known as the Tetragrammaton, (meaning "the four-letter Name") this Name appears in the Bible over 6,000 times. In Hebrew, this Name (spelled right-to-left) is

 

Transliterated into English, these four letters are (left-to-right)

YHWH

As a student of spirituality, you have probably seen this Name shown many ways: YHVH, JHWH, JHVH, Yahweh, Yahveh and others. Even "Jehovah" is based on the original Hebrew Tetragrammaton.

Here is the wonder and the mystery...............

 

 

 

  

 
 

  

* The leadership of The Church of Yahweh ("TCOY") consists of a small group of people in Tennessee and Southern California. We all have day jobs, families, hobbies, and affiliations with other Churches; one sometimes plays the organ at a Lutheran Church, one teaches Bible Studies at a Methodist Church, and so on.We have come together for one primary purpose: To remove the obscurity & ignorance surrounding God's Divine, Holy Name, and see how that Name can be used as a precious gift to help transform our lives.  The Church of Yahweh is a non-denominational (which, in today's world, means that TCOY is its own denomination) outreach. Occasionally we have local meetings, but our primary tool is the World Wide Web. http://www.yhwh.com

 

 

The Comforter
By Helen Schucman*

The Comforter

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Step back, My child, and let Him lead the way
Whom I have sent to you. He holds your hand
And speaks to you of Me. His memory
Holds in your mind My Name. His peace surrounds
My child with all the love a Father feels
For what He cherishes above all else
In earth and Heaven. Whom I sent to you
Has shared My Heart and brings My Word with Him
To solace and to comfort all the world
That has forgot My Name. Homeless are they
Who would abide alone, apart from Me.
Yet would I call them home. My Voice I send
To sing in soundless places. Hear from Me
The song a Father sings to you, His child;
A melody from far beyond he world,
Step back and listen, for He comes to bless
And tell you that you are not comfortless.

 

  

The Gifts of God
*Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles, was also a poet who took down several poems even while she was scribing A Course in Miracles. This poem "The Comforter" was dated January 1, 1974 and is located among many of her other poems in a book titled, "The Gifts of God" published by the Foundation for Inner Peace [FIP]. The book is available through FIP and also through the Community Miracle Center CMC.

 

 

Gaff  and the Panacea
By Dr Lorena Peter*
Sea Thoughts 

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            Gaff could hear Wally as he stepped from the walkway onto the beach. "Those damned Jehovah's Witnesses are at it again. Stopped me while I was jogging this morning. Giving me their pitch. Maybe I should wear some kind of symbol to let them know I'm a minister with a congregation. Don't need them to tell me what to believe."

            "You could wear a collar on your tee shirt." Gaff was laughing.

            He could tell that Wally wasn't amused as he plopped onto the cooler. "Then they'd think I was one of those Roman Catholic mackerel-snappers."

            Gaff checked the tip of his rod to see if he'd a fish on the line yet... nope. "You're mighty 'het' up this afternoon, Wally. Maybe you'd better cool down ... give your blood pressure a rest."

            Wally wiped sweat off his face. "Where do they get off saying that only 144,000 will be saved?"

            "I think I read that somewhere in the Bible, maybe Revelations. But I don't believe they're the only ones saved. You know the translators didn't understand all the symbolism in the numbers... that phrase may have a different meaning altogether." The old fisherman ended his sentence by pushing himself out of the chair. He walked to check his rods.

            "In the Bible, you say?" Then Wally mumbled, "Have to look that up when I get back home." He got up to follow his friend to stand at the rod holders pushed into the sand.

            Gaff took the first from its holder. "Even if it is there, is that the important thing? I mean, after all these centuries, is that the only thing that people think was important in Yeshua's life?"

            Wally spit out his answer, on the attack. "Jesus died to save our souls from sin."

            Gaff reeled in the first hook to find it empty. "Can't catch fish without bait to get them to bite the hook." The second hook had a small bit of fish on it that he removed to throw into the waves. "For you, Wally, the bait is the possibility to save your soul by accepting Jesus as your Savior. But other people see his passion and pain as modeling the way they should live this life... to pay their way into heaven with the suffering."

            Wally sputtered, "But, but..."

            "Wally, we're all different. I read about the good things that man did for others and the way he treated everybody the same and that's what's important to me. He showed me how important every single person is... every one of us." Gaff pulled a fish from the cooler and cut pieces from it to use as bait.

            Wally jammed his fists into his waist. "Of course he did good works to show that he was the Son of God. Proof of pedigree, you might say."

            Gaff cast the first hook into the deep water beyond the sandbar, set the hook, and returned the rod to its holder. "So you fight the Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses and lots of others to see who's right. You fight to see how many people you can get to come to your side in the argument."

            Wally stomped around in the sand, hands on hips, blood coloring his neck red on its way to his face. "I want to help people understand..."

            Gaff cast the second hook into the water and set the rod into the holder. Then he turned to look his friend in the eye,....  

  

 

 

Gaff By the Sea
*Lorena Peter, Ph.D., writes entertaining mysteries, romances and wisdom books. All have strong spiritual underpinnings and paranormal elements. She blends a medical intuition and healing practice (and travel) with her writing. For more information go to WWW.LORENAPETER.COM. You may contact her on Facebook. For her understanding of the Course, she thanks Carmen Cameron and the class in Louisville, KY. Dr. Lorena Peter is also the author of the delightful book: Gaff: Wisdom from the Sea. 

 

 

MUSIC of Donna Marie Cary

 

Donna Marie Cary 

 

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"Throughout the years of studying A Course In Miracles, I have come to more honesty about looking at the unhealed places in my mind. I continue with the process of learning how to forgive myself and others from past beliefs that block the awareness of the Truth; the Truth that we are all the sinless Children of God. The world seems to be in greater distress than ever before. I hope the message of Real Love, which is offered through my songs, brings comfort to tired hearts and peace to fearful minds."       

                                                                          ~ Donna Marie Cary

 

 

REAL LOVE
 

  PREVIEW Songs [Folk Genre]

  

In this ALBUM, Donna Marie Cary sings one of her songs acapella which means,  as you may know, 'without instrumental accompaniment'. It's called, "Echoes of Silence" and it's incredibly exquisite.  Here is a short clip of that song.

 

 ♪ ♫ ACAPELLA -> ECHOES IN THE SILENCE ♪ ♫

 

  Real Love

 

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The No Solid Ground

 

PREVIEW Songs [Folk Genre]

 

The No Solid Ground album has one song after another of soulful expression of angst and courage and resolution resulting in a very moving montage. "There is no Solid Ground but the one my hearts stands on..."; "Everything is really ok, it's just changin' again...."; "Hands of love will pick me up out of the deep dark night";  One song that always brings tears to many eyes is "I'm Ready". The following is a short clip of that song.

 

 

 ♪ ♫  I'M READY ♪ ♫


 No Solid Ground

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More music .... 

 

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*EXCERPT: "Not only is Donna Marie Cary a singer/songwriter, but also a minister, teacher and messenger of love. Her inspirational music and lyrics have uplifted and deeply moved thousands at retreats, churches, prisons and schools for over twenty years. Her innate gift of bringing people together in love, peace and forgiveness, through her dynamic voice and presence, is truly an unforgettable and most joyful experience."  

 

 http://www.miraclescircle.org/donna/index.html

 
Dare To Be Happy
by Daniel Tipton*   
THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP and THE HOLY INSTANT
   

 Dare to be Happy

  

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We have been reading about the holy instant, special relationships, and holy relationships in the past few CMC Ministerial classes. I have been searching for the meaning of romantic relationships and these last few chapters have been very intriguing. This is what I have put together from recent studies.

The special relationship seems to be any relationship outside of the awareness of God's truth. It is a relationship based on fear and breeds offspring such as guilt and expectations.

In a holy relationship, both remember their divine purpose and are in complete understanding of each other. However, we have a tendency to lean toward special relationships because we feel incomplete and assume that something in another person is what is missing in us. Taking something from somebody else to make ourselves complete is the foundation of the special relationship. When this approach is taken, failure is always experienced. When failures occur, attack ensues.

How do we get out of this cycle? We use the holy instant to bring the relationship back to truth and awareness of God. If we are aware of God's presence in anything, conflict disappears because, in that instant, we forgive what never happened. When we bring God's light to any situation, the conflict completely loses any meaning that we gave it. In that moment, we experience a holy relationship. As it is our calling to be aware of the divine in every moment, it is also our calling to maintain this awareness in every relationship. The same principles that Jesus teaches us to use in our individual practice, He is teaching us to use in relationships. When we remain in the moment with God, we experience peace. When two remain in the moment with God, they experience peace in the holy relationship. The holy instant is now and it is the same now that all of the great spiritual teachers of all the ages have told us to remain in, in order to experience our divinity.

The special relationship can be distracting. It delights the senses and makes us feel alive. This feeling of being alive can easily be ................

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* Daniel Tipton resides in Omaha, NE and is a member of  the Course in Miracles Society study group. He is in the ACIM Ministerial Program offered by the Community Miracles Center aDaniel Tiptonnd attended the 2011 Annual ACIM Conference in San Francisco. 

Guidance from Elder Brother
 
 As Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
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GUIDANCE ON THE HOLY SPIRIT [3 of 3]
PREP NOTES FOR YOUR REUNION With THE HOLY SPIRIT

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As We speak of this once more, it is most important to make a distinction between the traditional religious view of God and Me and the Holy Spirit. Religion has always projected any possibility of Reality found in the dream to 'out there'. Not Us!

 

And yet right where You are is God Be-ing You, just as He is Be-ing Me and All of Us as the Holy Spirit. How much more beautiful are You than You ever have imagined in all long years of seeming separation.

 

For in safekeeping has the precious One You are to God been kept whole, intact, as the Holy Spirit. And this is True for every One of You. No-one has ever been left out of the Love of God, and no-one ever will be.

 

So how do You make the reconnection? We have said the first step is desire and the "little willingness". The second is to stay awake to this desire and let it grow within You. And the third is to allow this willingness to be Your focus, overriding all the concerns in the dream You have accepted as reality.

 

I am not saying here to ignore the dream at all, but rather to allow Yourself to constantly consult the Holy Spirit - which is really You! - as to what to think and what to say and what to do.

 

'That makes Me nothing but a puppet!' You might say. Well, yes. And yet You've only got two choices! For when You think You're choosing 'on Your own', You're puppet to the ego.

 

When I say there is no separation, I really mean it. Not just that the separation is a dream, but that the entire concept of things separate is impossible for Reality is Oneness. Why do You think You're always wanting those special relationships? Because being 'alone' does not feel right to You. And You are correct.

 

You're just seeking incorrectly, for You are seeking getting instead of giving. For every bit of love You give seeks to get love in return. If You will allow the Holy Spirit to be You in Your relationships, then this Real You will reintegrate the ego - claiming to be You - by teaching it the Truth of My words to My Disciples: "Freely ye have received, so freely give."



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