Christians and Hypocrites
Just because someone says they are a Christian does not mean they are. People hide behind titles and labels. Being a Christian means you are to be Christ-like, but how many Christians live a life like Christ? … Free of hate, self-centeredness, greed, judgement, criticism, racism, prejudice, gossip, lies and deceipt, manipulation and control, shame, blame, and guilt (destructive energies)? There are true Christians and then there are hypocrites.
Being a Christian does not mean you are better than anyone else, although many Christians feel they are. Actions speak louder than words. Our actions do not always agree with our words.
I was born and raised Catholic and was going to be a nun when I grew up. I became Presbyterian when I married my husband. I had many questions these two religions never could answer, like "Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Why am I here?" and most importantly, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" There were also many discrepancies in the teachings of the church which could not be explained.
And so I began my journey to find truth, God’s Truth – not man’s. Religion is dogma; it is manmade. Spirituality is God-centered, the God that lives within you. Source/God lives in your heart, not above you or outside of you. Like the Native American's Red Road, spirituality is not a religion but a way of life.
Your relationship with God is expressed in your thoughts, words, deeds, and actions. God is pure Unconditional Love. If we truly love God as we say we do, then everything we think, say, and do should be based in unconditional love – not the conditional love we know today (I'll love you as long as I know you and you don't hurt me).
Walking the spiritual path takes courage because it means looking at you. It means change, and most people don’t like change. Walking the spiritual path means going within to see – and accept, who you really are, then working to bring about change to be a better you. If you do not know your weaknesses, how will you ever make them your strengths? If you do not know your fears, how will you ever overcome them?
After many years of searching for Truth, and finding it, I became an ordained minister in a non-denominational spiritual church and eventually began my own church in June of 2009, White Dove Circle of Light and Love. Here we teach people to understand life and how it really works. We teach people who we really are, what our purpose in life is, why we are here, why bad things happen to good people, and so much more. Here we teach God’s Truth (which is not necessarily the same as our perception of what truth is). God's Truth is Absolute Truth; it never changes and needs no defending. It cannot be disputed because it is so profound and makes sense.
At White Dove Circle of Light and Love, we teach people how to love unconditionally. We teach how to live a life of service to Source/God and all of the Divine and to all of humanity. We teach people to love and respect each other and all of life, not just human life, for Source/God created everything in life.
I wouldn't trade the path I'm on now for anything in the world! Here at White Dove Circle we have helped so many people become better human beings. We practice what we preach. Here we honor and respect the path that each person walks, knowing that Earth is a one-room school and there are many different levels within this great school, from kindergarten to college and beyond.
Living a life of service is who I am. It is what I have always done and what I will always do. There is no greater reward in life than to see joy on the faces and the love in their hearts of people you have helped along the way. It’s easy to help people you already know, but the greatest reward is in helping those you do not know.
May this year be a year of great blessings and spiritual growth for you and your loved ones!
Namaste! (May the Christ in you meet the Christ in me!)
With much love, Pat