On the evening of August 10, John Morton gifts us the blessings of the Spiritual heart in action; waking up all those available to receive the gift of loving present and alive. We commune in the majestic space of Prana and online, setting sail into an ocean of Oneness, where we present our deepest questions; and listen to the answers of our hearts. We remember that we are not alone here, but a sparkle in God’s eye, a witness of the divine communion unfolding.
John amazes me in his ability to show up again and again and again – standing up in the heart of God, in the presence of the beloved – inviting each of us to partake of the best inside us, encouraging us to dig deeper inside where the glory exists, where we once knew heaven on earth as a spiritual reality.
If you can’t view the above video, click here to view it on Livestream.
As I sit listening to the seminar, I slip back for a moment to my childhood when my father would read my siblings and I passages from our big, tactile, red bible with beautifully designed pictures; capturing the colorful imagination of a child’s eyes. I remember so vividly a drawing of a lion relaxed in a green pasture alongside lambs, children and other animals, we might label meek. As a child, I wondered when the time existed where we set fear aside to fully acquaint ourselves with the name of God, the presence of God, the knowing we are one with God, our natural state of being.
The seminar begins with a delightful welcome by Carol Jones, our wonderful hostess for the evening. Carol lives at Prana and has for many years and her wealth of knowledge and experience is palpable as she shares about the seminars J-R gave in the very beginnings of Prana. – Some 37 years ago. Carol shares about Soul Transcendence and how we are practicing being in Oneness with God.
My ears perk up as I listen truly to the essence of what Carol is sharing. I explore inside what it truly means to be one with God and what it means to experience Soul Transcendence in our everyday reality. I imagine how we are called to co-create heaven on earth through our conscious awareness and how this presence is of being eternally vigilant in our consciousness, loving it all. Carol gives Jimmy Ness a warm introduction and we are off to the sound current.
Jimmy Ness fills the room with a beautiful devotional song called “In the Name”. His voice vibrates a simple clarity and a gentle sweetness that opens my heart to the love present in the room. Some of the lyrics “Take me home — in the name” saturate the silence with loving devotion & gracious humility.
Next, Alethea Lamb picks up the torch and plays the clarinet with an Eastern meditative flow that harmonizes the room. As I glance around the room, I see closed eyes, swaying heads, soft smiles, relaxation, contentment, and gratitude. We are so blessed to have this sense of a presence greater than our individual circumstances. I open to appreciate the multi-dimensional awareness of our natural state, just being who we are.
We listen to a Moment of Peace that gathers us up into a moment where John-Roger shares with us that if we truly come into One Accord, what would that be like? He answers Heaven on earth — Heaven on earth. When we truly love ourselves, letting the blocks inside melt with forgiveness, patience, and compassion. We let the source breath us, overflow from us, so that we are present to love another as we love ourselves.
Now, we are grateful for the presence of John Morton as he shares what is brought forward. We gather, all over the world, to remember what it is to know the kingdom of heaven inside of us, to trust the part of ourselves that knows that one day the lion and the lamb will once again lay together, relaxed in the presence – in the name.
John eases us into the seminar with a barrel of laughter. He talks about the Olympics and how there is a man they call “Blade Runner” who runs despite his challenge of having artificial legs. He talked about how the “Blade runner” flipped his situation into one that works for him. John reminds us that everything can be used for our learning, upliftment, and growth. Life is really how we take it in, where we look from and how we choose to participate. Be willing to behold what the Spirit brings forward for you to behold. What if God is your spouse, your boss, your mother, father, etc?
Questions from the audience, in the room and online, stream in and we gain wisdom from what is revealed and shared. We come to realize that we are not separate, but One, that we are not alone, but in fellowship night and day with the Lord sitting just directly in front of us, beside us, behind us, within us. We build our Kingdom within with patience and diligence so that the house we co-create is strong and dynamic. We expand to meet the lord with a cup of tea, with Light coming from our eyes; our hearts open to the highest good.
John shares about finding a job in that we have the ability to move forward into what we are to do in this world. How we create our own work in many ways. He talks about following the energy of your heart; exploring what juices you. He reiterates, “Connect your heart in what you are doing.”
I smile as John speaks about Kahlil Gibran in his sharing about work. Kahlil Gibran is an amazing writer of prose and poetry and his writing is that of the Soul speaking. Kahlil writes, “Work is love made visible”. I pondered on this very phrase for several years and used it as my focus to create a love in my life called work. The work I do becomes love made manifest because there is no separateness in what I choose as an experience of loving.
For me there is a deep satisfaction in doing what I love and sharing from the overflow with the world. I found that following my heart is an everyday practice and I am grateful for the exercise. I am learning that the willingness to do gives the ability to do. I do my 10% and Spirit meets me every time and there is a spiritual perfection in my partnering with Spirit. I figure my main job is to track the Spirit.
John then sends us into roaring laughter as he catches the Spirit of another question about skydiving. The person has some concern about skydiving and wants the Light sent with them on their first skydive. John says for us to be prepared for what is revealed to us, and then he adds, “make sure you don’t end up landing in a cactus” and “even if it is falling to your death, enjoy it”. As the room howls with laughter, we come into the One Accord of connecting to gravity and the opportunity available in each moment to celebrate our divinity, regardless of the circumstance.
We move from laughter into the exploration of raising our awareness of the existence in love. We explore how we may better co-create the divine love affair that we read about, that we yearn to experience out there, the age old question, “How can I find love? How can I find a partner? How can I find more love in my life? How do I love myself so that I am available to love?” John talks about the need to go to the source to find love, the source of who we are inside, as love, as heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Where is that Kingdom of Heaven? I hear J-R and John reminding us consistently, “Inside”.
A beautiful question concludes our evening: “How might I come more quietly into the Presence?” John says, “We hold our consciousness in the name – pure intention of the heart.” John continues to feed us with wisdom about going into the level of Spirit where we vibrate with the Traveler consciousness; where the Spirit within us, is us. We are encouraged to stay strong. “Know that the Father and I are one.” Call upon God’s name morning, noon and night.
We end with the challenge of expanding in the midst of contraction and seeing how much air we can get into our lungs if/when we are afraid. John gives us practical tools to take with us: Make eye contact. Embrace what is. Develop your patience. Look for ways to relate in joy. Find a way to laugh. Do your Spiritual Exercises to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven within.
Saturday, August 18, John Morton will conduct the seminar in person and online, Not One Soul will be Lost, in Santa Monica and at www.msia.org/live, 1-2:30pm
Come spend more time at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens
Saturday August 25, John Morton will facilitate a Spiritual Spa Day with Questions and Answers 10am-2pm
Both events will be bilingual.
To find out more details, log onto www.msia.org/broadcasts
For more events at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, go to www.peacelabyrinth.org