“Please Guardian Angel, help me! I still have a life to live. This can't be the end!” Read the miracle of God and her guardian angel that Sandy lived to share.
Edward writes, “As I grew older, my talks with him became fewer and far between...until they stopped all together. But I never stopped believing in him or loving him, I just got lost in the world...” and shares how Jesus continues to move in his life today.
A dream symbolizes the coming miracle of healing for Botela's wife and blessing to his family through the power of prayer.
Afer being shot, Elijha thanks God for giving her a second chance.
Robert witnesses that “God is there for every one of us." and shares the miracle of his 91 year-old father.
Grandmother's prayers are powerful too! L. Brown shares her miracle of prayer for her grand-daughter and writes, “God will always answer our prayers, maybe not right away sometimes when we need to learn something. This experience has given me more faith in God.”
Kim writes of her beloved mother's death and the difficult year that followed. Then, after being rushed to the hospital herself just before emergency surgery, is taken to a garden and recognizes her grandparents. Her mother is there also and gives her a comforting message.
Now Kim understands things in a new way and continues to “learn how to balance what I need to finish here in life with wanting to return to my heavenly home. For some time after my experience, I thought I had been "sent" back by God, but it has been revealed to me while in prayerful meditation that I chose to come back. There were things to finish here on earth before returning to my heavenly home.”
The Message of God's Love ...the greatest gift we have to offer
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Jesus is the Savior of Our World
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 make a difference. I was shown this. Nonetheless, our world must change for the better or it will face a refiner’s fire. I wrote about this in 1999 when I published my book “The Ripple Effect."
We have billions of spirit brothers and sisters with whom we share this life, and we are collectively responsible for this world we live on. We all lend our energy to it. Our thoughts, words, actions, talents, and light blend to form a collective environment and experience. Our combined energy helps create or destroy the well being of each person. Therefore, each action of each individual blesses or lessens the welfare of every other. This interdependence of all things living and non-living is perhaps best understood by our native peoples—in America and elsewhere. By listening to their teachings and weaving them into our own ways, we may bring a simple and priceless harmony into our lives that is missing. Each soul is unique, but the principles of life are eternal.
We have all noticed the increase of calamity and natural disaster. In witnessing the terrible suffering on earth, some wonder just how constant God’s love is to allow such terrible things to occur.
Natural afflictions of the world come for many reasons, but we must put them all under the general heading of “Blessings.” Some afflictions come as a result of personal choice. Smoking, for example, can lead to lung cancer. Overeating can lead to diabetes or heart problems. Fear and anxiety produce their own forms of ailment. Some physical conditions occur as a result of our spiritual health. But every opposition is a gift from God and can be used to refine spiritual awareness and increase love if we choose to use them this way. The same is true for earthquakes, famine, pestilence, and other natural disasters. We knew before coming here that some trials would be very traumatic and that we might not understand them or learn all we could from them. But we volunteered for them anyway, seeking all things that might refine us, humble us, and empower us to use our divine gifts to overcome and grow beyond these adversities. We hoped and we covenanted that by enduring these trials we would return to God stronger and more like him.
However, knowing that we chose to endure tragedy, and knowing that God allows it, does not make tragedy any less painful. The pain is part of the growth process, with the greater pain often triggering the greater growth. At times the pain or the calamity can be so severe that we need the love and prayers of others to enable us to endure it. The increase of love and prayer leading to greater faith among people may be the purpose behind some disasters. Or this may be one purpose among many as multiple truths are taught to all involved. A loving God allows tragedies to occur because he loves us and knows exactly what we need and what we can endure in order to grow.
We live in troubling times. Evil seems to be reaching new depths and broader acceptance in the lives of many. But truth is also expanding in the world, surging with new light and new ideas and generating exciting opportunities and challenges. For many this is a frightening time as old orders change and new values seep in. Time is speeding up. “What is the world coming to?” is a question as old as the world but perhaps more applicable today than ever. But regardless of its condition, this precious world is ours. We chose to come to it, and we chose this period of time in which to come. Many of us were among the strong ones, ready and determined to come and bless this world in these chaotic times. And now is our chance!
Our action or lack of action will have an impact. Planet Earth possesses a spirit, a life-force all its own. In a very real way it is a living entity. Currently the earth suffers from evil and abuse heaped upon it over time. It suffers from the misuse of its energy by man, and this abuse has taken its toll. Mankind has now changed the nature of the energy within and surrounding the earth. Like a magnetic force, this energy is beginning to pull and distort the earth’s harmony, throwing natural forces off balance. If we do not return to the truths of God, seasons will continue to be altered, earthquakes will split the earth, floods will rage, disaster will follow disaster, and all this will be a direct result of our collective disregard for universal laws. Our actions magnified by billions of souls will literally change our environment, spiritually followed by physically.
As dire and unavoidable as this sounds, we must not become fatalistic. We have the power to reverse this process! As I came back from death, I was shown many catastrophes that await the earth if mankind collectively continues to break universal laws. These catastrophes are not for our punishment; they come as natural results of our choices. We determine our own destiny and will face the evil or good that we create. I was told that denying our Creator, who is God himself, would be the foremost cause of these consequences. So I was given to know that calamities need never occur if we will bring ourselves into harmony with God and the universe. We can restore the spiritual balance of our creation if we choose to.
And many are choosing to! Our world stands on the brink of a spiritual renaissance, a revival of spirituality that will sweep the earth and change it in significant ways. To effect these changes, the great Awakening has already begun. Light and knowledge have begun to flow from heaven in greater intensity. Those sensitive to it will respond and fill their lives with this light and knowledge. Evil, by its opposing nature, is rising up to challenge this Awakening. But the harder the opposition, the harder the angels and good people will work to create it. If not for evil and its polarizing effects, the Awakening in fact could not happen as quickly as it will. God has set this in motion, and it will not be stopped. Once he begins a work, his energy quickly fills it and expands until the work is finished. The world will suffer greatly through this process of rebirth, but its outcome is sure—not just because God has ordained it, but because millions of good people will exercise their free will to embrace this gift from heaven. We can fail individually, but we will not fail collectively.
Those who understand the message of God’s love must share it with courage and confidence. People not yet sure in spiritual truth will be supported and guided by those who are sure until they come into their own understanding. We can and will see our world cleansed of all evil and blanketed with a greater glory, even the glory and love of God. But we must each believe and act in that belief. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
My precious brothers and sisters, my prayers are with you as you gather your families and loved ones to greater strength in the Lord. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me hath everlasting life." (John 6:47) He is our hope and our redeemer. May his blessings pour upon you in all that you do I pray in the name of the Savior of our world, amen.
In his eternal love,
Listen to Sandi Patty sing“They Could Not” and read the lyrics that are so precious to me and will touch your heart and witness to you that the Savior Lives! Then listen to my own witness of the Savior Jesus Christ and know that he loves each of us unconditionally as he loved me.
“They Could Not”
by Sandi Patty
They looked at Him and
Saw a simple man
A carpenter with healing in His hands
They saw Him calm a sea and
Heal a dying man
They saw but could they really understand
They could not, They could not.
Though they tried, they could not
He was just a simple carpenter but with
healing in His hands
But could they really understand,
they could not
They listened to the teaching that they heard
They wondered at the mystery of His word
They wondered what He meant,
about a Father's plan
They heard but could they really understand
They could not,
They could not
Though they tried,
they could not
to the teaching
About a Father's plan
But could they really understand,
They could not
So finally upon
a rugged cross
They killed the man
Who would not
And when at last
but could they keep
Him in the grave
They could not, They could not
Praise God, they could not
And when at last they took from Him what willingly He gave
Could they keep Him in the grave,
Could they keep Him in the grave,
Could they keep Him in the grave...
They could not, They could not
Praise God, they could not
And when at last they took from Him what willingly He gave
Could they keep Him in the grave, could they keep Him in the grave,
Could they keep Him in the grave, They could not!
I weep when I listen to this song because it gives me a touch of home with Jesus as I remember him. When in heaven I recalled Jesus preparing to come to earth, we were all there! And we all knew the suffering he would endure for us. We cheered when we learned that he would come to earth to remind us of our heavenly home with God, our Heavenly Father, and that we would return to him unscathed by the challenges that earth would offer. We also knew that Jesus would give his life for us. We were sorrowful for him, yet rejoiced for the gift he would bring us and when I think of looking upon his majestic countenance, having triumphed over death, I want to shout “Praise God!”
Embraced By The Light
Betty reads from Embraced By The Light, pages 40-53
(Music from Embraced By The Light - The Musical Journey)
“I saw a pinpoint of light in the distance. The black mass around began to take on more the shape of a tunnel, and I felt myself traveling through it at an even greater speed, rushing towards the light. I was instinctively attracted to it, although again, I felt that others might not be. As I approached it, I noticed the figure of a man standing in it, with the light radiating all around him. As I got closer the light became brilliant—brilliant beyond any description, far more brilliant than the sun—and I knew that no earthly eyes in their natural state could look upon this light without being destroyed. Only spiritual eyes could endure it—and appreciate it. As I drew closer I began to stand upright.
“I saw that the light immediately around him was golden, as if his whole body had a golden halo around it, and I could see that the golden halo burst out from around him and spread into a brilliant, magnificent whiteness that extended out for some distance. I felt his light blending into mine, literally, and I felt my light being drawn into his. It was as if there were two lamps in the room, both shining, their light merging together. It’s hard to tell where one light ends and the other begins; they just become one light. Although his light was much brighter than my own, I was aware that my light, too, illuminated us. And as our lights merged, I felt as if I stepped into his countenance, and I felt an utter explosion of love.
“It was the most unconditional love I have ever felt, and as I saw his arms open to receive me I went to him and received his most complete embrace and said over and over, “I'm home, I'm home. I'm finally home.” I felt his enormous spirit and knew I had always been a part of him, that in reality I had never been away from him. And I knew that I was worthy to be with him, to embrace him. I knew that he was aware of all my sins and faults, but that they didn't matter right now. He just wanted to hold me and to share his love with me, and I wanted to share mine with him.
“There was no question who he was. I knew that he was my Savior, and friend, and God. He was Jesus Christ, who had always loved me, even when I thought he hated me. He was life itself, love itself, and his love gave me a fullness of joy, even to overflowing. I knew that I had known him from the beginning, from long before my earthly life, because my spirit remembered him . . .
“I seemed to melt with joy as I was held in his arms and comforted—home at last. I would give all in my power, all that I ever was, to be filled with that love again—to be embraced in the arms of his eternal light.”
Readers Ask Betty
Betty, my dad
lived such a hard life,
but he was an angel
Why do good people sometimes have so
It requires faith to trust God’s will for us, especially when walking through extreme challenges—yet when we are able to do this, it brings a peace to our daily lives that often is missing. The chapter called “Healing –and Dying” in
“Embraced” helps us understand why we have struggles.
Starting with page 67:
“To my surprise I saw that most of us had
selected the illnesses we would suffer, and
for some, the illness that would end our lives.
Sometimes healing does not come immediately,
or at all, because of our need for growth.
All experience is for our good and sometimes
it takes what we would consider negative experience
to help develop our spirits. We were very willing,
even anxious, as spirits to accept all of our
ailments, illnesses, and accidents here to
help better ourselves spiritually. I understood
that in the spirit world our earth time is
meaningless. The pain we experience on earth
is just a moment, just a split second of consciousness
in the spirit world, and we are very willing
to endure it.”
Our trials give us the opportunity to make
new choices that we otherwise might not, and
as we endure and overcome them, we are strengthened
and find new growth. Continuing on page 69:
“Under the guidance of the Savior I learned
that it was important for me to accept all
experience as potentially good. I needed to
accept my purpose and station in life. I could
take the negative thing that had happened to
me and try to overcome their effects. I could
forgive my enemies, even love them, and thereby
nullify any bad influence they may have had
on me. I could seek good thoughts and kind
words, and thus bring healing ointment to my
own soul, as well as to others. I saw that
I could begin to heal myself, spiritually first,
then emotionally, mentally, and physically.
I saw that I could spare myself the corrosive
effects of despair. I had a right to live fully.”
Even our mistakes
can help us find greater spiritual growth,
and in looking back, we will see what they
have taught us. I talk about “falling down” on
“When we fall down, we need to get up, dust
ourselves off, and get moving again. If we
fall down again, even a million times, we still
need to keep going; we're growing more than
we think. . . . We are here to learn, to experiment,
to make mistakes. We don't need to judge ourselves
harshly; we just need to take life one step
at a time, not worrying about other people's
judgment of us, nor measuring ourselves by
their measuring sticks. We need to forgive
ourselves and be grateful for the things that
help us grow. Our most severe challenges will
one day reveal themselves to be our greatest
By The Light, pages 67-70
I believe it
helps to remember that the problems we have
or that we watch our loved ones go through
are there for a reason. My friend, “Speaking
Wind,” a Native American Shaman, would
encourage us to say to our problem, “Hello
my friend, welcome. What gifts have you brought
This was my first Christmas without my mother.
I miss her so very much.
will I be with her again?
Some of the greatest grief, pain and heartache
we feel in our mortal lives is the loss of
a loved one or family member. Even when we
know they are in a better place, we miss them
so very much and sometimes wonder how we can
go on. One of the daily devotions that I wrote
can bring great comfort:
May 1st: "Love with Family and
Friends Is Eternal"
“Our bonds with loved ones continue after death
as they began long before birth. The love between
us is eternal and does not cease simply because
we cannot see the departed. Those who have
passed to the other side are very much alive
--more so than ever--and they are able to comfort
us and send us their love. But they are also
bound by laws which govern our lives and which
limit their free contact with us. Yes, they
care about us, about our lives and our welfare,
but they must not interfere with our progression
in life.” —The Ripple Effect - page 190
Saul and Jonathan
were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and
in their death they were not divided… 2 Samuel
Father, thank you for the gift of eternal bonds
with my loved ones. It is comforting to know
that, when I love someone, death does not part
our love. I am thankful to know that my loved
ones, there with you, can hear me, see me,
and know that I love them still.
Affirmation: The power of my love exists into
the eternities, it never ends, it never dies.
—Embraced By The
Light Prayers & Devotions for
Daily Living, entry for May 1st
Yes, families are forever and we will see our
loved ones again. Each tear will be turned
to joy when we return to our heavenly home!
When in heaven you learned that we can literally open the windows of heaven for creative inspiration and abundance.
How do we do that?
When we acknowledge our source, and are grateful to that source, it is natural to receive in greater abundance.
“I also understood the importance of thanking God for the things we receive. Gratitude is an eternal virtue. In humility we must ask, and in gratitude we should receive. The more we thank God for the blessings we receive, the more we open the way for further blessings. His desire to bless us is full to overflowing. If we will open our hearts and minds to receive his blessings, we too will be filled to overflowing. We will know that he lives. We may become like the angels themselves, helping others who are in need.”—Embraced By The Light , p. 107
Learning to live with gratitude in our hearts also increases our ability when we do walk through life’s challenges and lessons.“There is magic in gratitude. It frees us from worry and competition in life. It opens our hearts and hands to genuine love, ironically allowing our hearts and hands to be filled again. . . . Gratitude helps ward off negativity. Being grateful for the good things in life invites their continued influence.”—The Ripple Effect, pp. 30, 76
Gratitude and abundance follow "acknowledgment." As we prayerfully and thankfully acknowledge our Creator, learn to recognize his hand in our life, and even share the blessings we have been given with others, we open the way for God's blessings."We are sent here to live life fully, to live it abundantly, to find joy in our own creations . . . to use our free will to expand and magnify our lives."—Embraced By The Light, p. 59
We are all “terminal,” we will all die one day, and though we suffer loss while here, we can remember that this world is only a temporary home."Life does not end when we die. Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. It is a joyful homecoming to our natural home..." –The Awakening Heart, p. xi
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.
Betty describes the current state of our world and what we can do, individually and together, to create positive and healing effects globally.
Content includes understanding of family dysfunction, child-abuse and why some souls mutate to the point that they commit horrendous crimes.
Additionally, Betty shares some of what she was shown of the after-life and gives help and comfort for those with questions about death or who are suffering from grief—particularly in the loss of a child—as well as some of what all have to look forward to after our time on earth is complete.
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Remembering without ceasing
your work of faith,
and labour of love,
and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the sight of God and our Father... Thessalonians 1:3
“Try saying to yourself out loud: ‘This is the day which the LORD hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!’ and see if you do not feel a sense of growing excitement within. Because that is a person who is grateful! That is a person who chooses to rejoice in God's creation of each new day, who acknowledges God's love and desire to bless his children and who chooses to live in alignment with his loving will. ”
When [Jesus] came he taught us about God's pure love. And his demonstration of that love was when he laid down his life for us. It was part of his mission, part of the entire plan for mankind. We may not understand completely all that he did or why he did it, but I know with certainty that through his example of love, as he demonstrated it, is the way back to light and truth, the way back to Heavenly Father. —The Ripple Effect - page 31
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps 1 Peter 2:21…
Father, the magnetism of your love attract its likeness with intensity. The more I release love to others, the more my love grows, and the more I feel drawn to you. Make clear my understanding as you bless me to love as you love, with fullness of heart.
Affirmation: I live the example of Jesus Christ by loving unconditionally.