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Betty Praying with Eagle
A Prayer for Fathers
Father in Heaven,
Thank you for your divine wisdom in the creation of men. Bless them in their lives as fathers, grandfathers, husbands and brothers, that they may be a blessing on earth to their families and loved ones. Bless them with resolve to strengthen their families as they seek divine guidance from you. May they become understanding of their perfect role in life and prayerfully renew their covenants with you to acquire your attributes of loyalty, honor, and righteous strength.
Then as godly men, bless them as they manifest your attributes and strive to become loving husbands to their wives and honorable examples for their children. Father, bless them with prosperity, with means to provide for their families. Direct them to jobs and secure their financial needs. Strengthen them in their times of discouragement when they are challenged. Honor their prayers for your guidance and open doors for their success. Help them to see that life is meaningful for their eternal growth—that it is how they face the journey between here and their return to you that will bless them now and in their eternal lives beyond. I humbly pray this in the precious name of Jesus Christ, amen.
My eternal brothers, as fathers, resolve to strengthen your families by seeking the ultimate guidance of our Heavenly Father. He is waiting to hear from you. You are more loved by him than you can possibly know.
God bless you!
With all my love, Betty
The Message of God's Love
. . . the greatest gift we have to offer
In the one minute video above, listen to Betty share her
dedication and commitment to the message of God's love
and invitation for others to do the same.
Finding Our Garden Within
. . . the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21)
. . . As I got closer to the water the thought came to me that these could possibly be the “living waters” mentioned in the scriptures, and I wanted to bathe in them.
As I approached the water, I noticed a rose near me that seemed to stand out from the other flowers, And I stopped to examine it. Its beauty was breathtaking. Among all the flowers there, none captured me like this one. It was gently swaying to faint music, and singing praises to the Lord with sweet tones of its own. I realized that I could actually see it growing. As it developed before my eyes, my spirit was moved, and I wanted to experience its life, to step into it and feel its spirit. As this thought came to me, I seemed to be able to see down into it. It was as though my vision had become microscopic and allowed me to penetrate the rose's deepest parts. But it was much more than a visual experience. I felt the rose’s presence around me, as if I were actually inside and part of the flower. I experienced it as if I were the flower. I felt the rose swaying to the music of all the other flowers, and I felt it creating its own music, a melody that perfectly harmonized with the thousands of other roses joining it. I understood that the music in my flower came from its individual parts, that its petals produced their own tones, and that each intelligence within that petal was adding to its perfect notes, each working harmoniously for the overall effect—Which was joy. My joy was absolutely full again! I felt God in the plant, in me, His love pouring into us. We were all one!” —Embraced By The Light, pages 80-81
Readers Ask Betty
Dearest Betty, sometimes I feel so alone!
How can I feel God’s love?
This is our journey here, to learn to give and receive love. Overcoming the feeling of loneliness is a challenge most of us feel at some point in our lives. We can take comfort when we remember the Savior in the garden of Gethsemane. He too, felt alone, and understands our deepest pain and heartache. As we follow his teachings, we will grow to expand our own heart to greater love and become more open to our Heavenly Father’s love that is always around us. We each are his child, his son or daughter. And he wants to hear from us! Perhaps the best way to grow to feel his love is by nurturing our communication with him through prayer, our divine connection to him.
I talk of my own experience learning this in The Awakening Heart:
The gift of love was freely given to me, but the gift of communicating with him was not. In the spirit world I had been able to express my feelings without using words. Our communication was pure and without effort. Back on earth, I found no words that could express my thoughts and emotions. I knew that God already knew my heart; he could see my desire for direct contact within it…I began to think of God as more of a father…someone personal and loving, not just an authority figure. We talked together as parent and child. I shared with him my joys and fears. I began to thank him for the things in which he expressed himself, which was just about everything. I began to look forward to those times we had and soon found that my talks with him did not have to be at night, on my knees, but that I could have an ongoing communication with him all day long.— The Awakening Heart, pp. 45-47
God’s Love can be difficult to understand in the world we live, much less express, and its pureness can overwhelm. But when you find that you are love, and that you are loved unconditionally by God, then no other love compares and you lose all fear of ever losing love again because you know that you are born of everlasting love through the design and wisdom of God.
can I go on after my loss?
we lose a loved one, we cannot help but
ask, “Why?” Death seems so
final. In addition to grief, we often
feel anger and may even blame ourselves.
Remembering our eternal nature will help
us draw strength as we understand that
our loved one is now free of the physical
pains of this world. “My new body
was weightless and extremely mobile,
and I was fascinated by my new state
of being. Although I had felt pain from
the surgery only moments before, I now
felt no discomfort at all. I was whole
in every way—perfect. And
I thought, This is who I really am .
. . The fact of a pre-earth life crystallized
in my mind, and I saw that death was
actually a 'rebirth' into a greater life
of understanding and knowledge that stretched
forward and backward through time.”— Embraced
By The Light, pp. 31-32
Even with an understanding that death is
an opportunity for us to grow spiritually,
the emotions and pain we feel often would
halt us in our ability to carry on.“After
a loved one dies, grief may overwhelm us
no matter how prepared we think we are;
a relationship once taken for granted is
suddenly stripped away from us, And an
awesome void enters into our lives. We
are left with sorrow, uncertainty, and
a sense of helplessness. Often, vulnerability
replaces confidence, and simple decisions
become unfathomable matters of confusion.”—The
Ripple Effect, p. 222-223
One of the most loving gifts we can give
to another is to pray for them, we can
pray for our departed loved ones and find
healing ourselves. “Pray for one
another that ye may be healed…” (James
“Letting go of loved ones when they pass into the next life is natural
and right. In letting go and praying for their continued growth, we share our
love for them and open ourselves up to the power we need to move on. We need
not insist that they return to comfort or calm us. God is able to do that as
his spirit works among us, guiding us to the full and rich lives he intends
for each of us.” —The Ripple Effect, p. 231
of my most oft asked questions have to do
with hell and punishment for our sins in
the afterlife. Many want to know if God's
unconditional love is real and how this affects
the consequences for our mistakes and sins.
Here are some samples of the questions I
if everyone just automatically goes to heaven,
then why did Jesus Christ come into this
world? Clearly, there must be punishment
for our sins.
in the end, does God forgive all sins no
matter how big or small?
there is no hell, wouldn't the Bible be wrong?
And then, wouldn't God be wrong since the
Bible is God's word? Please enlighten me
on this because I'm living in fear of the
brother died without receiving the last sacrament.
It still bothers me not knowing if he is
reconciled with God.
can only share what has been given me and
what was taught me during my visit to the
spirit world. When I asked the Savior similar
questions, he asked me if I would throw any
of my children into a burning hell of fire
and brimstone. Then he gently reminded me
how much greater the Heavenly Father's love
is than mine. If a son shall ask bread
of any of you that is a father, will he give
him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he
for a fish give him a serpent? (Luke 11:11) Concerning
hell, I wrote in The Ripple Effect:
. . I can say that I did not see “hell,” and
also that I find it hard to conceive of
such a place, given what I experienced.
I felt greater mercy and understanding
from God than I had ever imagined. To say
that the fires of hell will claim anyone
forever is to deny the extent of God’s
love, of his understanding, and of his
willingness to forgive. We doubt his judgment
in the first place if we believe he would
send us here, block us from heaven, and
then expect us to return to him unblemished.
We must not think in black and white, but
more like God thinks, without limiting
any possibility for love and redemption.
We should try everyday to see the good
in people as he sees it, Not that we should
blindly trust all people, but we can temper
our judgment with the recognition that
a piece of God dwells in each person, which
is always redeemable.
25 years I have thought about this judgment
and forgiveness and about the worth of
each soul to God. My experience was just
my personal experience, not the collective
experience of all, but pondering these
things I have come to the conclusion that
no soul, once remembering his or her true
nature and previous life with God, would
behave in ways God would not approve of.
To do so would damage their own happiness.
But in life we don’t remember. We
cannot hear, see, or physically feel God.
We act blindly and perhaps our true colors
or our true ignorance comes out. These
revelations about ourselves teach us what
we need to work on to become more like
God, and he kindly gives us the time and
space to work on them . . .—The
Ripple Effect, page 89
create many of our own consequences by the
choices we make. When we err or make mistakes,
we suffer the consequences for those choices,
this is how we learn to make right choices!
Opposition is necessary for our growth, and
growth is why we are here. Again, from The
. . This statement may appear contradictory,
but in an important respect I no longer
view evil as evil. I view it as opposition
with a purpose. People choose the wrong,
not because they want to hurt themselves,
but because they have not yet learned to
choose the good. Through false traditions
of those who teach them or through the
enticements of Satan, people are led to
believe that negativity will solve their
problems. Negativity seems to have the
instant ability to serve without effort
and so is usually the first route taken.
As people choose a path not intended by God
for them, they will eventually learn, but through
a harder, longer process than necessary. Regardless
of the process, though, whether in this life
or in the next, it will yet turn them
to God. “For it is written, . . . saith
the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every
tongue shall confess to God” (Romans
14:11). Every knee shall bow and every tongue
confess. God will use any means at his command
to reclaim his lost children—even if
it is through the things which they suffer.
Hell is a tool at God’s command both
here and in the hereafter and is a state of
being, that individuals place themselves into.
It claims its own: those who refuse to turn
from negativity. But since all will eventually
confess that God is God, we know he will eventually
reclaim all his sheep, even the one who leaves
the ninety and nine for a time.
know the endless love of God, and I know
that if there is a way to reach any soul,
he will find it and use it—for eternity
if need be. Every spirit has the seed of
God in it, a seed that only he knows the
greatness of, and we cannot judge.—The
Ripple Effect, pages 86-87
does love all his children, and when we fear
him we actually draw ourselves farther away
understood how others had been instrumental
in distancing me from him, though I felt
no bitterness or judgment toward them. I
saw how men and women in authority over
me had become prey to negative energy and
had taught belief in God through fear.
Their aims were positive, but their deeds
were negative. Because of their
own fears, they were using fear to control
others. They intimidated those under
them to believe in God, to “fear
God or go to hell.” This
prevented me from really loving God. I
understood again that fear is the opposite
of love and is Satan's greatest tool. Since
I feared God, I could not truly love him,
and in not loving him, I couldn't love
myself or others purely either. The
law of love had been broken.—Embraced
By The Light, pages 60-61
is separation from God, but he loves all
his children, and though we may move away
from him for a time, eventually, I do not
believe one of his children will be lost.
man of you, having an hundred sheep, if
he lose one of them, doth not leave the
ninety and nine in the wilderness, and
go after that which is lost, until he find
it? And when he hath found it, he layeth
it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when
he cometh home, he calleth together his
friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep
which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise
joy shall be in heaven over one sinner
that repenteth, more than over ninety and
nine just persons, which need no repentance.
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Wednesday, June 19th
With Growth I Turn Negative to Positive
We may see people facing one challenge on top of another and wonder whether they can take one more thing. Their growth is enhanced by their willingness to take what appear to be negative events and turn them into something very positive. These individuals continue to grow and expand at a tremendous rate, unlike others whose lives just drift along.
—The Awakening Heart - page 218
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalms 31:24
Father, thank you for blessing my life with courage to experience all that I was sent here to explore. I willingly accept every challenge that will expand my awareness and bless my life to serve others. Bless me as I grow, and strengthen me when I am weak. In every trial that would bring me down, help me find the energy that will make me rise again.
Affirmation: I accept challenge and face disappointments in eagerness to serve my Heavenly Father.
“...Having met Jesus and having experienced his embrace, I can say that I know him and that he loves us all beyond what we can imagine. He knows everything about me, including all my weaknesses and mistakes and still loves me anyway. I know there is nothing I could ever do that would take away even one drop of his love for me! And once you have felt the greatest of pure and unconditional love—nothing else can compare! With all that I am, and as long as I have strength to speak, I will share what I know: He Lives! And we are precious to him and have greater value than we can possibly understand while here on earth.” Read the rest of Betty's article.
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