Just Ask!

By Chuck Robison

 

All of us have grown up as Christians in a culture that wants us to think that God is mad at us, wants to punish us and that our problem is that we are sinners. The Church focuses on sin much more than Jesus ever did. The Christ mentions the words ‘sin’, ‘sinner’, ‘sinning’ about twenty-two times in all the Gospels.

Jesus came to help us, but somehow The Church discovered that convincing people of the disabling power of their sins was a very effective way to control them. This has been true since the Council of Nicaea 325 ad.

The result is that most of us harbor a suspicion of The Church. In our hearts we know the problem is not sin, but fear of accepting who we really are. We are powerful and eternal spiritual beings having a human experience.

The truth is that Jesus and all of his angels really want to help all of us, regardless
of our religious affiliation.

They know something that many of The Churches have forgotten: there are almost eight billion souls on The Earthship right now. Each soul has lived many lifetimes here with the express purpose of using each of these lifetimes to advance to a higher level of spiritual understanding and evolution. The ultimate goal is to fully learn all of those lessons so that the day will come, for each of us, to achieve enlightenment and to experience Cosmic Consciousness with God.

The wise understand each soul can take many lifetimes to complete this journey. The wise call this Spiritual Evolution and there is a target for our evolution. We are to all become the New Human and to understand Jesus as the first of billions of spiritually advanced new souls.

He is not here to judge, to condemn or to shame. He is here to smile lovingly at our spiritual successes. Jesus and all the angels want us to learn our lessons as quickly as possible, because, as we learn these lessons on our path of evolving into new humans, we experience greater and greater spiritual abilities and greater opportunities to enjoy God.

This is not a new idea. The Westminster Catechism, written and adopted in 1646, had as its’ first question: “What is the chief purpose and end of man?” And the answer? “The chief purpose and end of man is to worship God and to fully enjoy him forever.”

If you have an inkling that this is true, if you long to really know more about God, just ask. Ask your angels right now to guide you to the next step of your spiritual evolution. You have angels around you at all times, but the system says that you have to ask them for help. Once asked, these beings have the power to alter any situation in which we find ourselves. And they delight in helping us enrich our spiritual and earthly experience. As head of the angels and Lord of All, The Christ assures us He came that we might have Life and have it more abundantly.

All you have to do is ask. Try it. What if it really works?

Lance and Jean Lein, July 2018

Lance and Jean Lein have gone through a health challenge that has allowed them to demonstrate the power and the wonder of their New Thought Faith. This is a remarkable story that will inspire and challenge your own faith to grow!

Summer Solstice Interview with David Lauterstein

Thursday, June 21, 2018 we will interview David Lauterstein founder of the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage and Clinic located here in Austin. This interview before a live audience will begin at 7:00 in the Sanctuary of the Unity Church of the Hills. located at 9905 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin TX 78750

Here is David Singing!

Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT is our next live Interviewee on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM at Unity Church of the Hills

This is our remarkable interview with Dr. Vazquez on Kundalini. A follow-up with Anne Beversdorf will be included soon.

Angel in Disguise. HCN 2018-05-16

 

By Chuck Robison

 

America is on the ride of our lives, and if you are like me, you spend a lot of time trying to understand what this is all about.  After living under the leadership of one of the best educated and most highly respected US Presidents and observing that we were able to have eight years of almost no scandals, and our country and our President and his family were loved around the world, we now find ourselves losing friends and allies in every part of the world, becoming the laughing stock of the major powers and being led by a man who appears to have no clue, from day to day, what he is doing or why.

His Presidency is characterized by a series of lies (some count more than 3000 lies told by the President in the first 13 months of his first term), sex scandals, millions of dollars sent on golf trips for which his hotels and golf clubs charge the American people enormous sums, which go right into his pockets.

He has broken treaties and promises made by America and in so doing placed the world itself in mortal danger. Twenty years from now, this white man will be hated around the world for his refusal to value unassailable science which lets us know that we have a global crisis on our hands, which will only grow worse under this man’s arrogant, ignorant and blustery leadership coupled with our failure to honor God’s creation as Holy.

He has blatantly ignored and abused many of the Christian norms that have been a part of American leadership since the beginning of our country.  Remarkably about 40% of the American voting public seems to think he is a doing a great job.

A majority of this 40% identifies themselves as Evangelical Christians.  They even go so far as to say that, without question, he has been ordained by God Herself to this position and for this purpose.

And you know what, they may be right.  An old Rabbi friend of mine used to say: “God works funny.” This may be one of those moments. God may have chosen a man who thumbs his nose at God to work out Her purpose in this modern, fear- filled world.

Who is to say that by pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate agreements, God chose this man to set us off on a course that hastens the day when this global calamity, which we have all known about for most of our adult lives, occurs.

Perhaps God wants us to confront this tragedy looming on the horizon much sooner because She is tired of us not taking Her word seriously.  This also applies to the threat of nuclear war, of which America is the most powerful proponent.

God may be showing us She can use the least qualified man to ever hold the Presidency of the United States to change history for the better by making all of these tragic mistakes and accelerating the arrival of this looming global tragedy.

When it arrives, this tragedy will require the best of each of us and a powerful life of prayer to honor this God who created it all.

And when you pray, ask God to let this bitter cup pass us by.

 

 

Little White Lies. Hill Country News. April 12, 2018

 

 

By Chuck Robison

 

Occasionally, it is a good idea to read through the Ten Commandments. These Commandments are not just good ideas; they are the law. When we understand the laws, we see there are always consequences for breaking them.

In our creativity, we can find ways around anything and our preferred way around the commandment: YOU SHALL NOT LIE is the proverbial “Little White Lie”.

We all tell them, and we excuse these lies even when they are blatant or damaging to ourselves or others.

An old friend once told me that the best way to keep from lying is to not do things that force you to tell lies.

Americans have become accustomed to repeating and believing at least three very dangerous “little white lies”.

1. “America is a Christian Nation.” This may have been true in the past, but it certainly is not true now. If it were true, we would hold ourselves responsible for demonstrating Christian values. This applies especially to our leaders.Here is what Stephen Colbert has to say: “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

When we add $1.3 trillion to the deficit to provide a much needed tax break for the wealthiest 1% of our citizens and then claim that the only way to reduce the newly increased deficit is to cut back on services to the poor and needy, and medical care for the elderly and children, we are definitely not a nation acting likeThe Christ has commanded. We are lying to ourselves.

2. “America is a Democracy”. Sounds good. We send our children to foreign lands to support and project democracy. But, it is a lie. We live in an Oligarchy where the richest among us are the ones who call all the shots. The people with the real power are the Billionaires. This may be the best way to run a country,but if it is, then we should stop lying to ourselves and call us what we are: An Oligarchy.

3. “We stand for Freedom”. Sounds good. Especially when we invade country after country to bring them freedom. But, it is a lie. We are history’s largest empire. We encircle the globe and our market place includes even the smallest village in the poorest of countries. In the name and defense of this empire, we bring war and suffering to anyone or any country who does not do what we wantor takes steps to correct us.

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 hotly debated the issue of slavery. George Mason of Virginia argued eloquently against slavery, warning his fellow delegates: “Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgment of heaven on a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes national sins by national calamities.”We saw The Civil War bring Providence’s judgement upon America because we told ourselves the “little white lie” that black people were just 3/5 human.

Look around you and remember these times. Providence is still very much in control. As long as we keep breaking the Commandment with just “little white lies”, we will somehow have to pay for them, and the trouble with all of that is:

Payback Day may be much closer than we think.

Of course, I could be wrong.

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Ed Salisbury reveals his own Near Death Experiences and those of others with whom he has worked.

A survivor of multiple Spiritually Transformative and Near-Death Experiences, as well as a perpetual ‘Rebellious Devotee of TRUTH,’ Brother Ed brings enchanting lessons of Grace, Wisdom and Peace in the processes of Dying and Death. Ed will share his own personal perspectives of NDE’s and expand upon their spiritually transformative aspects.

Ed Salisbury is a hospice minister, yoga coach, and funeral director. Having experienced multiple NDEs, he’s been drawn to work closely with the dying; in that role he’s been providing optimal choices in elder care, health challenges and ‘at death’ care for over 20 years. He advises friends, families and organizations in the planning and fulfillment of funeral arrangements. Ed has also served on local and international association boards of directors for grief recovery, Near Death Experiencers (IANDS), funeral consumer, and hospice care organizations.

Managing a Home Health care agency, advising on community and international boards, and presenting programs, workshops & courses about grief, loss, death, healing and self-care, Ed has enjoyed facilitating a healing grace in many lives.

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We interview Jim Rigby before a live audience at The Unity Church of the Hills on February 15, 2018

Rigby is a Presbyterian Minister in Austin Texas. In 2007, Jim was named “Texas Public Citizen of the Yearby National Association of Social Workers for his work on gender, economic, and racial issues.

Jim has written for Huffington Post, Common Dreams, and other sites, but now his focus is on this blog, as a place for a deeper discussion of the relationship between religion and politics.

Is it possible to affirm our different religious (and nonreligious) worldviews in ways that do not lead to intolerance and oppression, or does religion lead inevitably to superstition and sectarian violence? Can we affirm the core values of our own group, and yet, still be good citizens of the world? It is an open question.

The interview took place at The Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas and we had a nice crowd and Jim was stunningly insightful as he discussed issues facing all of us and how the church does or does not respond to them.

Photo’s Courtesy of Joe Lam

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Dr. Stephen E. Usher discusses the life and achievements of Rudolph Steiner

Dr. Stephen E. Usher is America’s leading expert on the life and achievements of Rudolf Steiner, the 20th century philosopher and Consciousness explorer, who founded the Waldorf Schools, among his many remarkable achievements.

We held this interview at the Unity Church of the Hills on November 2, 2017 here in Austin. This church is quickly becoming one of the Consciousness centers of Austin and What If It Really Works? has established a strategic relationship with UCOH that will result in our conducting nine more interviews over the next 11 months. This interview was the first in this series and we are very grateful to UCOH for including us on their programs.

Dr. Stephen E. Usher answers questions from his presentation about Rudolf Steiner on November 2, 2017

Dr. Stephen E. Usher. After the interview we took a break and came back from questions from the audience.  This video is the result of that session: