My Mission & Purpose: Though Embraced By The Light chronicles my near-death experience and amazing journey into the spirit world, its main purpose is to reach hurting souls and bring greater hope & quality to life, give comfort through hardship & loss of loved ones—and to help establish direction through daily living. However, perhaps more important than anything else—its purpose is to bring to its reader the powerful message of God's unconditional and eternal love for them and the message “Above all else, love one another.”
“Compelling and infinitely reassuring, Betty's vivid account of the afterlife will give you
a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that await us all.”
“When on the other side of life I saw a beautiful pulsating orb of golden light that I took for the essence of all that is good and pure because it emanated perfect peace and love.”
Read Alan's dramatic experience of moving between his physical body and the afterlife while being resuscitated for three hours.
–the power of communication with our Father in Heaven
I appreciate all who are praying for our world and know many of you join me in surrounding our world with as much love as we can! Our prayers do make a difference in our world and the lives of those we pray for. We can pour our heart out prayerfully for our families as well, strengthening them and our eternal bonds of love. We create loving ripples when we pray for others, whether they be those who are close to us or someone we encounter as we move through our lives each day. Yet if we have not tended to our personal relationship with God, our ability to help others is lacking our full capacity—and especially when it comes to our loved ones, we want to be able to implore the Lord mightily on their behalf. When that sudden emergency happens or a certain situation appears bleak—there is always something we can do—we can pray! And when unable to physically be with someone very close in our heart who is suffering, how grateful we are to be able to send them our love by praying for them. At such times, what a blessing it is to know that our prayers are heard, answered and bless those we pray for.
I have a large and extended family and so have found myself incredibly thankful for the gift of prayer through many emergencies and challenging events with loved ones dear. Recently, I found out that my sister's health had taken a turn for the worse and that even on morphine, she was suffering terrible pain. My heart yearned to rush to her, however, I currently have responsibilities that prevent me from doing so. I reassured her that I would come to her as soon as I could and that I was praying for her, that the whole family was praying for her and that I would have my WAVE angels pray for her as well. How grateful I felt to be able to make such full use of prayer!
This morning my sister called me very excited and said, “Betty, I don't have any pain! What's happened to me?”—and I promptly told her, “That's the power of prayer!” She had fallen asleep before taking her pain medication and somehow slept through the night. Upon waking up she was surprised it was morning and felt inside her pocket. Sure enough, her dose of medicine was still there. She expected to be in so much pain that she would not be able to get out of bed. Instead, she was pain free and able to get up and accomplish some activities that she had not been able to do through the physical trauma she had been experiencing. She quizzed me insistently wanting to know what could have happened and I responded to her, “Accept the gift! Who knows what tomorrow will bring? God has blessed you today—rejoice in his gift and follow your heart.” I thought of the scripture from Psalms 118:24, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
It is in our connection with God's spirit that we can find comfort in troubled times and help others do the same. Through our Heavenly Father's presence and influence in our lives, our steps will be guided and we will feel the gift of discernment more clearly in the choices we make. As we take the time to pray, to quiet ourselves and invite God's intervention into our lives, we can feel his presence and connect with our own spirit that is within our own heart and is always connected to its Creator.
Here on earth, communicating with God is a two-way street that requires both desire and effort on our part to connect with him. And we can be certain that God will do his part in answering our prayers but he has promised us, with our agreement before coming to earth, that he won't intervene in our lives without our invitation. Through prayer, we invite him into our lives and build a personal connection to him that will lift us and strengthen us throughout our mortal lives.
While in God's presence during my near-death experience, our communication just flowed with a oneness that was effortless on my part. But then I came back to earth with the knowing that this was not my true home and I yearned for that closeness to God that came so easily while in Christ's presence. Here on earth I felt separate from him and found mortal language limiting, yet I knew I had to learn how to use the gift of prayer and wanted to do so more fully than I had before my experience. I remembered that while in the spirit world, I could look in on the earth...just as I might look into another room. Conversations on earth are heard in heaven and understood regardless of language. The Spirit speaks a universal language, deeper and more powerful than voice. It communicates accurately and clearly, piercing through ignorance or false understandings while recognizing each person's true desires.
It is our desires, not the wording or form we use, that provides the energy that makes our prayers effective. Though we can never learn too much about prayer, one does not need to sign up for a course of study or even have much experience with prayer to be able to pray powerfully. All that is required is the desire to connect with our Creator. With true desire, our prayers not only ascend to heaven, but they nurture us as well. They take form as an energy that if visible would be seen to add light to our presence or the aura that radiates around us. Our souls literally glow brighter in prayer as our spirits communicate with the Father of our spirit; it is through prayer that we bring life to our very soul.
Any form of prayer is a personal moment in the presence of God. Christ encouraged his followers to pray without ceasing, meaning our hearts should always be in communication with God. Our thoughts can be prayers too so that whatever our physical circumstance, our soul can be on its knees in prayer. Through prayer, we are reminded of who we are and where we are going—and what God would have us do. By listening for God's answers to our prayers, we can learn the language of the Spirit and grow toward greater attunement with his will . . . but before we can listen . . . we first must invite.
In his eternal love,
You Say — God Says
Help when feeling helpless.
You say: “It's impossible”
God says: —All things are possible.” (Matthew 17:20, Luke 1:37, 18:27)
You say: “I'm too tired”
God says: “I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: “Nobody really loves me”
God says: “I love you!” (John 3:16, 15:9, Romans 8:39, I John 3:16 )
You say: “I can't go on”
God says: “My grace is sufficient.” (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: “I can't figure things out”
God says: “I will direct your steps.” (Proverbs 3:5- 6)
You say: “I can't do it”
God says: “You can do all things!” ( Philippians 4:13)
You say: “I'm not able”
God says: “I am able.” (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: “It's not worth it”
God says: “It will be worth it!” (John 4:36, Roman 8:28, Galatians 6:8)
You say: “I can't forgive my self”
God says: “I Forgive you!” (Romans 8:1, I John 1:9, Isaiah 1:18)
You say: “I can't manage”
God says: “I will supply all your needs.” ( Matthew 6:31-33, Philippians 4:19)
You say: “I'm afraid”
God says: “I have not given you a spirit of fear.” (II Timothy 1:7, John 14:27)
You say: “I'm always worried and frustrated”
God says: “Cast all your
cares on me!” (I Peter 5: 7)
You say: “I'm not smart enough”
God says: “I give you wisdom.” (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: “I feel all alone”
God says: “I will never leave you or forsake
you!” (Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 23)
Help finally came the day I was led to open my Bible to four specific verses. The first was Proverbs 16:3: “Commit thy work unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” During my experience, I had learned that our thoughts create our lives. Knowing this, I had tried to change my thoughts, but that had not worked. I could not concentrate long enough to do it.
I was then led to Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” I had also been shown that the kingdom of God was within us, and that we are the temples of God and he dwells there when we let him. I had also witnessed that God is love, and I knew that without love in my heart—not just for others, but for myself—I was lost....
The final two verses were Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask, and it shall be given you: seek and ye shall find: knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
These verses confirmed what I already knew, what I had seen, but now I understood that in my misery I had lost my faith in God. I remembered I had been told knowledge comes before faith, and while it was clear that I had knowledge of his existence, had even experienced his presence, I realized now that I had not internalized it, made it a part of me.
Ask? I had done that, but I hadn't been focused enough to know what to ask for. And though I had asked for help, I had not been open to receive it until I let go of my ego and allowed God to guide me to the answers, as he did now. I had been blind before, shielding my eyes from everything except me and my self-pity.
Ask. Seek. Knock. These are action words of faith. But before any of these could be applied, I had to have desire as my driving force. I had that now, and I knew that my continued journey would require a powerful faith, in God, in me, and in the world that surrounds me. —The Awakening Heart, pages 30-31
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Friday, October 24th
My Spirit Delights to Witness God in All Things
The search for God's presence in my life was more important now than ever before. I was compelled first to find him in everything that surrounded me, then to seek his presence within me. When I began to see him unexpectedly, everywhere, in everyone and everything, my soul delighted, and I felt as a child would feel, seeing everything for the first time and from a clearer perspective. —The Awakening Heart - page 37
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:11
Thank you, Father, when I look for you, I always find you…in a smile, a hug, in incidental change of circumstances or events, in an evening rain. To know that you are always with me, always ready to help, always ready to inspire gives me tremendous comfort and joy. Help me share these daily revelations with the people in my life, and bless me to live in such a way that others clearly see your presence in me.
Affirmation: My soul thrills to the presence of God in everything.
For WAVES old and young, far and near, seasoned & new . . . I hope you will read this edition of the WAVES Newsletter and share in the gift of love we experienced at this year's WAVES Gathering.
May you draw insight and encouragement to help you on your life's journey from what was shared with the WAVES.
God bless you in all your good works!
“Though I had been shown during my near-death experience, that I had been given all I needed to complete God's purposes for me, I could not help but feel a sense of heavy responsibility that I would bear when I returned to earth. And so I asked Jesus how I could fulfill my mission and he said to me, "Acquiesce to the Father's will." I find it interesting that Jesus used a word that he knew I would have to look up in the dictionary and make an ongoing investment of time and effort to fully understand—which would lead me to internalize his direction in my heart. He is the Master Teacher and our greatest teacher of all!…”