This past weekend Jesus and Mary (AJ Miller and Mary Luck) spoke in Philadelphia. The audio and video will be online eventually, but Michael Bailey, who attended, was kind enough to post some of his notes on Facebook. I’m reposting his notes, because this is such valuable material. Many thanks, Michael!
It’s impossible to summarize a talk with so many gems! But I want to share some of Jesus’ comments on fear and emotional processing from his closing statements Sunday, Oct. 20, particularly because of their value to those who will see them in San Diego and Texas. Text is taken from informal recording made in audience. ~Mike Bailey
Jesus told the Philadelphia audience that he and Mary are trying to be more frank and honest about what is in us. If we are willing to know, and they feel this in us, they will try to share more truth, so we can confront what is going on inside ourselves.
He said that many people are going to be confronted and won’t want to come again. They’ve seen this happen in England and Greece. But it’s OK with him and Mary, as they are not trying to build a following. They are just interested in sharing truth. It is not their desire to feed the addictions of the people in their audiences.
He said, “The reality is, truth can be very confronting and it’s going to trigger a lot of your fears.”
[Personally, I (Mike) have had anxiety about what Jesus will say to me in Texas, because there’s plenty to confront in me! (Ya know??) But we had just heard Mary spend two hours detailing how Jesus exemplifies divine love and how she responded to the intensity of living with him for these past six years, and Jesus had just given us a cool strategy for dealing with our fears, which I will summarize at the end of this note. And so I felt confident Sunday rather than afraid. He understands, and doesn’t judge us. He said that when confronted by truth, we will either rebel or accept it. He wants to help us to accept it, and he gave the following suggestions.]
“What I encourage you to do, particularly those of you considering coming to Texas, is to come with a very open heart and be willing to listen to some of the feedback that we give. You’re going to find a lot of the things we say quite confronting … and not everyone’s going to be very happy.
“So allow that process to continue. If you feel anger, feel the anger. If you feel like rebelling, feel the rebellion. Don’t avoid the feelings that are involved in the process of hearing truth. Because if you avoid the feelings, no progress can actually occur.
“So what I’d encourage you to do is, feel the feelings rather than avoid the situations.”
And Mary said, “Embrace whatever opportunity you have to receive truths, to see yourself. Totally embrace those things, and then just be humble to what you feel in those situations.” She had done this in her relationship with Jesus and she said she’s changed from being a hard, angry, rebellious woman to a person who is not only softer, but now has a desire for truth.
“This is what we need to be aware: There will be addictions inside of you that you do not want to address, and … what you choose to do with that is going to cause you to either rebel or go into acceptance and go through some emotions.
“What I’d encourage you to do is, when you feel that feeling of rebellion, start to see it as just a feeling of rebellion, rather than something I did (to you). … I’m not trying to harm you here, what I’m trying to do is help you become more loving and truthful and have a much happier life. That’s all I’m trying to do. I know very firmly that I know the way that that can happen, because I’ve personally experienced that way. And what I’m encouraging you to do is follow the same way, the same method, if you like. I’m not encouraging you to follow me — I don’t need you to do what we do, but I do wish (that) in a year’s time … I’d love to see a happier group of people who feel more love for each other, feel more love for God, feel that their lives have changed, feel like their situation has improved, feel like they have less fears.
“How that happens is completely up to yourselves. I have very little to do with it, aside from sharing some truth with you. The rest of the work is completely up to you.
“What I encourage you to do is to do the work, rather than just as soon as you get something confronted, run away.”
And in closing, Jesus and Mary thanked the Philadelphia audience for its openness and desire to discover more truths. “We would definitely enjoy seeing you guys again.” He did note there were just a few times when we shut down emotionally. One of the times was when we were discussing personal responsibility. “There was a heavy shutdown at that point, which shows that many of you don’t want to take personal responsibility,” he said.
[NOTE: The preceding text condenses 16 minutes of closing remarks, so be sure to listen to the official Divine Truth recording when it’s released to get the full story. The following text summarizes 11 minutes just before the closing remarks, with some paraphrasing.]
Jesus was presenting his strategy for dealing with fear. On the white board, he drew a scale of our emotions. The vertical axis was level of fear associated with any emotion and the horizontal axis was length of time before we process the emotion. The plotted line rose at a 45-degree angle, indicating that minor fears take little time to process and major fears take much time to process.
Jesus said that most people tackle minor fears first, leaving big fears for later. He encourages us instead to actively deal with the emotion that we currently identify as our largest fear right now, because releasing it would change many aspects of our lives straightaway.
(Mary said, with regard to addictions, if you’re wondering which is the most important one to start with, go with the one that is the most scary to challenge. That’s the rapid way to grow.)
“If you can find the fear that is the largest one that you’ve identified, and instead of dealing with it in two years’ or 10 years’ time, or wait for the Law of Attraction to create some events that make you deal with it, bring it forward and do it now.
“What will happen is your life will significantly change very rapidly. You will rapidly speed up your own progression by focusing on the largest fear that you know of. (There are fears you don’t know of that are even greater.) You will speed up your progression so rapidly, that your whole life will change rapidly as a result. It will give you control over how fast you progress. The people who progress most slowly are those who choose to deal with their smallest fears first, and it’s only when they ‘feel ready,’ as they say, that they deal with the next fear.
“If you know you have a fear, bring that fear forward to now, feel through it, work on it, put some effort into doing the work on it, and let yourself feel it, because that will cause so much healing of your life and also create so much joy. Once those biggest fears go, desires of all kinds start coming out of you that you never knew you had before.
“So do it now. Don’t wait for events to catch up with you. Deal with the fear that has the biggest potential positive effect on your life.
“If we address the fears that dominate our lives first, the little fears will feel like nothings. … The people who deal with their big fears first, progress more rapidly, they become happier faster, they enjoy more of God’s love as a result if they long for it, and their life changes more rapidly. You can meet them one year and again the next year, and their whole life is different.
“The psychology of fear is, these big fears are the ones that we spend our whole lives trying to prevent. So I suggest that if your life is not changing rapidly, things aren’t improving rapidly, relationships aren’t improving rapidly, it’s because you want to do the gradual little things, the little fear that you can manage every time. Once you do these big things, process through them, you can see logically it will have a huge impact on your life in so many areas.
“What I like about dealing with these big ones, too, is they affect your life in so many areas, and once removed, your life will improve in almost every area; but these little fears usually only affect your life on one area. So if you remove them, it’s only that one area that changes. It still needs to be removed, too, but once you have faced and felt this (large) fear, how easy will it be to deal with this (small) one. It will be like a molehill in comparison, and that’s what it will feel like in comparison to these large ones.
“What I’ve done with my fears is, I list them in order of how big they are inside of myself and I focus on the biggest ones first, because I find that if I don’t, my life will change very slowly. I don’t know about you, but I like my life changing rapidly.
“Understand that obviously, whenever we have opposing feelings occurring within us, we have certain fears and certain addictions in play, and don’t be surprised if some of the things you think are good about yourself actually have a lot of addictions in them, and don’t be surprised if some of the things you think are bad about yourself actually also have a lot of purity in them.
“In the end, that’s the kind of thing God will show you through the process.”