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In the spirit realm while walking among the streets I came to a building where a man invited me in to attend services in their church. I told him I did not really like coming to places like this for people seemed to go through the motions of worship, but it also seemed they were only hoping to gain access to the heavens. I went anyhow and as I sat there listening to the speaker, the people were led in song. It fizzled and a gal at the front of the room said, “Let’s try that again” and she began playing the piano while they sang once more. I looked around the room as this was happening. Some sang, others fidgeted in their seats, some just sat there listening. It seemed spiritually dead.
Matthew 6:6 Context
3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. 5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
This experience is true in my waking moments as it is while astral traveling. I was not raised with any type of religion. I’ve attended several churches, many types of celebrations, looking for peace, for community. But this is what I found … people raising arms to the sky, singing as though they are receiving the gift of salvation and entry to heaven. These same people (many of them) are cruel and selfish the rest of the week. They shun those who they deem unworthy as though they have the right to determine who the ‘unworthy’ are, they pass judgement on everyone they meet as though they have the power to dole out punishment or reward. Without proper discernment or adequate compassion they go about spewing their opinions, affecting so many lives negatively while they erroneously see themselves as superior and more blessed.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
I do not see the consideration of these words in peoples actions. I sometimes do not even see them in mine. My past, like many others, is full of error, my present has it’s share also. I do my sacred personal work in private because this is what feels right to me, and surprisingly, this is what has been said of the way it ought to be for thousands of years.