Embracing Immigrants in the Sacred Heart of God

I don’t usually voice political concerns in this blog, but I feel moved to speak about compassion in international relations, especially with regard to the inhumanity of American policies today.  This perspective will be presented from a “Christian” perspective and addressed first to people who profess to follow Christ, or who claim Jesus Christ as “Lord and Savior.”  Always, everyone who does not consider themselves to be Christian is invited to read this blog for the more universal spiritual messages contained within!

hand drawing heart in the sand

Instead of drawing lines in the sand as boundaries, let’s draw hearts that include everyone!                               Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

My own work and faith are very universal, however, my original religious training and ordination are as a Protestant Christian, and so, I feel moved to speak out about how some of our American political leaders who claim to be Christians are failing to be faithful to the teachings of Christ in our treatment of immigrants, especially children.  I can only speak to other Christians authentically from a Christ-centered voice, so here, I endeavor to do just that.

Meditation on the Sacred Heart of God:

Sometimes, as Protestants seeking to separate ourselves from the Catholic Church and its teachings, we have thrown out the spiritual baby with the theological bathwater. Yet now, as humanity needs the healing of Oneness in Christ, I invite us to revisit the much-needed spiritual concept of the Sacred Heart.

For surely, on this Father’s Day, we can honor the Sacred Heart of God as the heart of a loving parent. Surely, on this day in history, we can be assured that the very heart of God breaks when nursing babies are taken from their mother’s breast, and when crying toddlers are pulled out of their mother’s loving arms, and when school-aged children are traumatized from being separated from their parents, and when bewildered teenagers may feel abandoned as they are separated from that same heart of God that loved them through their parents.

Most assuredly, on this Lord’s Day, we can remember that Jesus Christ was and is the incarnation of the Sacred Heart of God that embodies the compassion of God for the poor, the lonely, the sick, the outcast, the marginalized, the refugees like Christ himself as a child, and for those who feel abandoned by God as Christ himself momentarily felt abandoned on the cross.

Surely, Christ, as our Savior, asks us, like him, to embody the compassion of this Sacred Heart of God, and not only to feed the hungry, but to tear down walls of injustice, and shred the laws that propagate hatred.  And surely the Sacred Heart of God asks us to love – yes, to love those whom nobody else would love, and to welcome them, no matter what it takes, to welcome them into the loving arms of those of us who profess to follow Christ, that they, too, may be embraced by the Sacred Heart of God.

Today, may we who profess Christ as Lord and Savior, offer our whole selves, our whole lives, and our resources, that the Sacred Heart of God may once again walk upon the earth, in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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