I’ve acquired many tips for kingdom seekers during the course of six years on the narrow road. Since August of 2011, I’ve been graced to experience a great deal of God’s love, wisdom, and glory. At the same time, my journey has brought me a lion’s share of unease, distress, and dismay. Don’t be put off. It’s all good in the end. Here I share some hard-earned truths and tips as I seek the kingdom of God.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #1
Don’t trust what your church, me, or anyone else except Christ says about the kingdom of God.
If those who lead you say to you: Behold, the Sovereignty is in the sky!, then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: It is in the sea!, then the fish of the sea will precede you … But the Sovereignty of God is within you and it is without you.
The meaning of the term “kingdom of God” in Christianity is largely unresolved. It’s first use occurs in the Tanahk (Old Testament) at 2 Chronicles 13:8, which describes events from 913 BCE. Here, the term applies to Israel. The kingdom’s next mention is from Jesus Christ almost a thousand years later (Matthew 12:28, Thomas 3). Jesus, however, never uses “kingdom” to denote Israel.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers contains personal teachings and images from Father, Christ, Holy Spirit, my soul, and God’s various messengers. My images will undoubtedly differ from yours. And though my lessons are personalized to make sense to me, I don’t understand all that I see and hear. Still, I struggle along. Some concepts, even direct messages from the Family, require years to unravel. Some never seem to make sense. Although they will continue to evolve along with me, these tips for kingdom seekers have served me well.
I’ve noted where concepts are either confirmed or inspired by the Scriptures. Insofar as I know, some of what I receive has never occurred to the human mind. In order to share this information, Tips for Kingdom Seekers makes use of whatever texts seem applicable.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #2
What is the Kingdom of God?
While searching the term “kingdom of God,” I was dismayed to find that the kingdom I seek is vastly different than what the churches and scholars propose. I don’t think people know much about the kingdom, because most faiths point their flocks to heaven. Don’t you think it rather odd that our greatest gift, humanity’s inheritance, lays by the wayside? Good information is present in the Gospels. Matthew, Thomas, Philip, Luke, and John describe the kingdom. The Jewish Orthodox as well. The Mormons, though a touch zealous for my taste, are among the few faiths who grant the kingdom the attention it deserves. Even so, they place it at the end of the world—not at the beginning.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before ascending the on-ramp to the narrow road, it’s helpful to explain what I seek. In my view, Matthew’s Parable of the Sheep and the Goats provides the clearest description of a physical, earthly kingdom:
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”
Matthew was a true kingdom seeker. He listened closely to Master’s word and practiced it. His passage above describes exactly what I seek. And, what my soul whispers in the dark.
What does Christ’s image reveal?
The kingdom of God, which Matthew also calls kingdom of heaven, or inheritance, is set in the here and now. The kingdom exists since the beginning of the world, and human beings can live there. Christ states many times that some of the people of his day will see the kingdom in their lifetimes. Some of these will not taste death. Finally, Matthew’s Beatitudes reveals that the inheritance is an earthly realm:
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #3
Where is the Kingdom of God?
Eden, the earthly paradise, seems the perfect match for Matthew’s texts. For starters, it exists at “the creation of the world.” Described in the first books of Genesis, Eden is the ideal earth that God originally created, gifted to mankind, and called “good.” Second, those who’ve read my other writings know that I believe in earthly …the Lord God said, 'The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.' (Genesis 3:22immortality. Finally, the Book of 'Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.' (Revelation 22:1-21)Revelation promises devout seekers the authority to eat again from the tree of life.
Thus we find two biblical allusions to an earthly paradise for immortal human beings.
Of course, we humans cannot build a kingdom that already exists. “Populate” or “see” feel more correct. And yet, most Christian faiths teach the opposite. It’s shameful, how mankind loves to play God. Especially when Master urges us to become as innocent and trusting as the little 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.' (Matthew 18:3)children. No, our job is to seek God’s good world, make the journey, and get all of our friends to come with.
Whatever images we hold, the journey to the kingdom is our own creation. This means that the potential, or blueprint for Paradise, dwells within each person. In Parable of the Sower, Jesus likens the kingdom to a tiny seed. When nourished by the seeker who believes in Christ’s Word, the seed grows a tree greater than all the rest. While connecting the dots, one may easily argue that this great tree is none other than the tree of life. Which, by the way, is located in Eden.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #4
Where are we now?
Tough question. Obviously, not the beginning. Or is it? At times, on summer evenings when the sky turns pink in the west, I can see Eden. I see stately trees and lush foliage. Playful birds, animals and childlike folks pass by as the crickets start their day. Other times a dark veil of human hubris obscures my view. I see conditional love, bias, judgment, the struggle for ownership and power over God’s earth and children.
I accept responsibility for the darkness that I’ve dished out. And I know full well where I am. I live in the After he drove the man out, on the east side of the Garden of Eden God placed cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:24)second world. The earth that today’s Adams and Eves continue to create because Father’s love just isn’t enough for us. I live not at the beginning of God’s good world, but at it’s end. Here, poverty, sickness and death are blithely called “a fact of life.” How death ever got to be a part of life puzzles me. But I know that it’s our fault. Still, for what it’s worth, I agree with Father’s original assessment: we are all “blessed.”
Yes, human beings are among God’s finest works. But our behavior? Deplorable.
Imagery from my Family helps me steer through the mayhem. That’s not to say I’m free of darkness. One of my surest tips for kingdom seekers: prepare to face and forgo every mistrust and misgiving that’s lodged itself in you since birth. If you plan to take in some scenery while on the narrow road, that’s what you’ll find.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #5
The Broad and Narrow Roads
To find the kingdom, I must rid myself of darkness—pride, shame, judgment, anger, hatred—and desire only God’s love. Not so easy. Thankfully, God offers us another option: The '…wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.' (Matthew 7:13-14)broad road. Because darkness cannot exist in the presence of God, in either case, kingdom or heaven, we could lose certain aspects of our character. Memories too, if they are attached to darkness. As the Apostle Paul writes, “we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.” But, on the narrow road, God helps us purge darkness while we are alive. My hope is that I may attain the inheritance in a perfected mind and body.
So, what is “darkness,” and what is “light”? Abstract concepts with no handholds in sight. If something feels good, is it of the light? Maybe. I’ll spend a year looking into that. Or a lifetime. The job is made harder because I’m constantly changing. What felt good yesterday hurts today. A mindset that always seemed to work isn’t working now. Symptoms abound—but where is the wound?
On the narrow road or in heaven, our Maker is the only being who can truly heal us. Of course I want Father and Master to wipe me clean, but I also want to be involved in the process and remember how I got there. I want to learn and grow. And taste, and touch, and feel God’s life around and inside my physical body. Forever.
Master says that is entirely possible for humans.
“Whoever drinks from my mouth shall become like me. I myself shall become as he is, and the secrets shall be revealed to him.”
Christ’s Living Ascension Process
Ascension is a simple and deeply traumatic process: I endure life situations that expose, love, strength, fear and weakness. I fail. Learn. Try again. Sleep is a luxury for mortals—I interact 24/7 with earthly and spectral beings alike. Mostly the latter, because I want to learn all that I can about God. Either way, my goal is to love and relate to all beings as aspects of my Father and Family.
While it is vital to discern light from darkness, judging other beings as good or evil is toxic to kingdom seekers. So, I treat both angels and demons with respect, and trust God to keep me safe. Basically, I must become a shrewd, humble and 'I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.' (Matthew 10:16)fearless little child.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #6
The Little Child
For much of my life I’ve had no more contact with God than most of the faithful. Until I became his little child. This occurred about fifteen minutes after I realized that human reasoning is, to state kindly, completely ass For their hearts are turned away from the real unto the unreal. And he who hears the word ‘God’ does not think of the real, but rather he is made to think of the unreal.' (Philip 10)backwards. We’ve all done a bang-up job creating God in our image and blaming our faults on him. Only after I abandoned society’s practices of conditional love, judgment, and human belief in God-sent evil did I meet my Father. That moment brought more truth, joy, and awe than anything I could imagine. I tasted real freedom for the first time. For five years going on six, God’s glory manifests every day and night.
I believe this happened because I flushed humanity’s images of God from my mind and asked Father to fill me with his. In this childlike state, I knew nothing and judged nothing. The few details we have of Apostle Paul’s mystical experience seem similar to my own. Sort of like Paul, who was blinded, I was powerless and vulnerable, trusting that someone would feed me.
How many forty-something working adults would willingly adopt such a life? Apart from kingdom seekers, that is. An innocent child is apt to be more joyous, loving, and trusting. Most important, a little child believes in impossible things. If you seek a divine experience, you’ll fare better with these qualities. For many adults, trusting and believing are the hardest to master. But when you do, even the sureness of death falls into question as God begins to reveal themselves to you.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #7
Although I have minimal face to face human contact, I am never alone. Indeed, I’m more closely monitored and have a larger entourage than the President. All of them.
Soon after my request to Father, I noticed tiny pinpoints of light on walls and solid objects. I saw them in my coffee, on my pillows—every form of matter, including my hands and body. These little “stars” respond to my attention and move under their own power. At first, the stars zipped away and hid inside the wall whenever I looked at them. Now they come toward me, tracing great sweeping arcs across the ceiling.
The stars seem a close match to what Judaism terms kingdom lights. They are divinely talented, playful, ofttimes mischievous spirits. After dark, my bedroom ceiling looks like a starry midnight sky. Except that these stars are alive. And, they are masters of imagery. Using its tiny light, a single star can project a vivid, three-dimensional image around itself. They will create almost anything, for instance, colorful cartoons and startlingly realistic animated faces and life-size beings. Each 3D image lasts for up to thirty seconds. Even longer, if there is more than one star inside it. They may also project textual messages (stars are dreadful spellers), scenes from my memories, or current thoughts.
For the most part, star images seem intended to teach me complex concepts. Some are plainly for fun. Imagine waking up to find a framed painting of Homer Simpson on your wall?
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #8
The light shines in the darkness.
Apparently Father made the relationship of light and darkness my primary lesson. Through my visitors, I observe dozens of scenarios every day. Besides hundreds of bright little stars, I see a large number of (visually) dark beings. At least a third of my visitors are black, two-dimensional splotches and shapes. Dense clusters and “rivers” of tiny black specks flow across the wall or ceiling. These groups emit intense electrical energies, which I can feel in my hands, eyes, and on my face. Like the stars, the dark beings are mobile, and travel mainly on surfaces rather than through the air. They exist wherever I look for them.
The dark visitors are a fairly rough bunch. The energy they give off causes me to tire, and fall asleep. These highly telepathic beings are the source of most of our strange dreams and nightmares. At the same time, a star lurks within each dark splotch or speck. When the two separate, the darkness ceases to exist. But the star, the light, lives on. Often it will seek another star-filled splotch to inhabit.
I won’t share my theories here because they are in constant flux. Instead I offer two quotes from Scripture:
The light with the darkness, life with death, the right with the left are brothers one to another. It is not possible for them to be separated. Because of this, neither are the goods good, nor are the evils evil, nor is the life a life, nor is death a death. Therefore each individual shall be resolved into his origin from the beginning. Yet those exalted above the world are immortal.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #9
Are you a projection of light?
“…We have come from the light, the place where the light has come into being from Him alone…”
Below the surface of my nightly star lessons lay the deepest truth of all. God’s light animates everything. In fact, only the light truly “exists.” Three years passed by before I realized that the stars, who are great teachers in their own right, are themselves the lesson. Though I can’t prove it, I believe that every atom and living cell in the universe has a tiny light at its heart.
My soul, whom I’ve seen only once although I beg her time and again to show me, appeared as a luminous tapestry of dazzling, jewel-like stars. Nevertheless, she’s never answered my earnest question: “Am I a projection of you?” Because she remains silent on this point, I know that I must decide the truth for myself.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #10
How (and why) to be begotten, not made.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
What may seem heretical to some believers is in fact common knowledge. Kingdom seekers, if you seek to rebuild immortal Adam, you seek to become a Christ. Master 'The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.' (Luke 6:40)verifies this word is true.
“Begotten not Made”
I now carry through the lesson that began in Tip #9. In the moment of creation, the words “Let there be light” beget God’s first and only Son. Everything that follows is a product of the light. Jesus, however, is an incarnation of the 'I am the light of the world.' (John 8:12)light. And we can become like him. As the Apostle John states at 1:12-13, the process begins when we believe in, and accept, God as our true Parents. For ardent seekers, these points (see John 3:3 as well) are worthy of study.
Early on I realized that my human parents were my in fact my brother and sister. Caretakers, yes. But man does not create life as God does. My only 'Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.' (Exodus 20:12)Father and Mother are God.
So what is the difference between a product of the light, or an incarnation of it? John’s words at 1:12, “the right to become children of God,” offer us a choice. We may choose to live an earthly life as a made “creature,” or as a true, begotten Son or daughter of God. In order to further clarify the difference, I will share one of the most enlightening, frank revelations from my journey.
One evening, while tying my shoes, I voiced my question aloud. “Father?” I asked, “What is life?”
I heard the word in my mind even as I asked the question.
“Okay,” I said, “So, Father…what is light?”
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #11
The Truest Words Ever Spoken
Yeshua says: Let him who seeks not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he shall be troubled; and having been troubled he shall marvel, and he shall reign over the totality and find repose.
Unlike my poor cat, who freaked out and ran off after my visitors arrived, kingdom seekers must learn to feel at home in the supernatural realm just as much as in everyday life.
Always I remind myself that I asked God for this adventure. I trust my Father, but the visitors pester me endlessly. Like other humans, I used to fight and resist those who attacked me. But that wisdom brought me three years of fear and sleep deprivation. During the first six months, I discovered that Father had gifted my hands with a healing energy that can also repel darkness (God’s love, of course). One of the “dark” groups, the specks, sought my healing gifts. They had an odd way of asking for love: they projected an energy that briefly stopped my heart.
The Big Breakthrough came on slowly: my “attackers” are in fact helping me to ascend! How so? Knowingly or not, they cause me to love my enemies. Thus all beings, humans included, help me to purge my own darkness with light as I seek the inheritance. My Father, soul, and our heavenly family are always present in my mind. Master (Christ) says to be meek, loving, passive, and “invite strangers in” under circumstances that any non-seeker would dread.
Bonus tip for troubled kingdom seekers: passive love works!
Some little pink asterisk-looking things, whom I call “The Crabs,” terrified me at first. But when I stopped fighting them, they became my beloved teachers and guardians. I can’t say whose agenda some of the others follow, because they don’t talk and I’m not telepathic. Most, however, react to my thoughts and spoken words. So I try to follow Master’s tips and treat every being with respect. I endure bad behavior when it occurs (constantly), and love those who are hardest to love.
Exactly as Thomas and Matthew state, after seeking and receiving, feeling troubled, then finally marveling at God’s glory—I feel wiser, healthier, and more alive than ever!
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #12
Ask God to let you see the truth.
Perhaps I’ve left the impression that kingdom seeking isn’t for the faint-hearted. That’s because it’s true. Look what it did for Peter and Paul. I will say that I receive only what Father knows I can handle. Though my endurance is tested, I’m unharmed. And much stronger now.
That said, another of my tips for kingdom seekers is to ask Father to show you everything. A disturbing prospect, but I’m glad I asked for it. Because I could see the hitherto unseen world, I soon realized that my dreams, and my emotional state the following morning, aren’t always my own.
Some beings, the dark specks and splotches for instance, enter our minds while we sleep. We cannot stop them. When the frontal lobe powers down, the visitors slip inside to act out their bizarre bodily fantasies. Their dreams can be interesting, even funny. Others are simply horrid. My role is to experience the action, probably because these beings want to feel what things feel like. Worse, a number of species (including Homo Sapiens) seem wholly committed to blocking human ascension. They use nightmares to inflict emotional trauma. Then they wipe them so we don’t remember.
Devout seekers may request clairvoyance because negativity and dark thoughts are easier to accept when we see what’s causing them. When you awake from a strange dream, don’t turn your head. Look for small spots or lights on the wall or ceiling. These guys will move when you look at them. Also check the room for grid patterns, or faint parallel lines above or behind your head.
Should you spot the culprits, don’t be afraid or angry. That’s exactly how they want you to feel. Small consolation, but you’ll be far better off than those who don’t know why they feel worried, alone, and unworthy.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #13
You are SO worthy!
Whatever higher realm you seek, even slight feelings of unworthiness affect your progress. You are always worthy! Your heavenly Father is the most forgiving, patient being there is. God is pure, perfect love. Dump all notions of earthly parental love with regard to God. Truly, the only worries are the ones you make up.
Whenever you feel unworthy, regardless of who or what caused it, force yourself to check in. A brief “hello Father!” in the morning can create a truly glorious day. If you still don’t feel right, know that something got into you during the night. Do not phone your local exorcist. Most often the case, the dream makers simply want to feel your energy—a living, divine child of the Most High.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #14
Whip up some glory, joy, and praise.
Once you’ve asked for ascension, don’t wait around hoping that God will fill you with joy. Instead, bring your own glory and joy to God. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night. However, a darkened room is best for viewing and interacting with God’s celestial imagery, angels, and other beings. I’m fairly sure that you’ll need to request second sight for this. If you haven’t already, read Tip #12.
Go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father.
The party gets started when I hop into bed and say “Hi Father!” I am naked—without shame—and wildly happy to be part of the Family of God. First I affirm the unity of God, and include myself, too. “I believe in the Father with the Son, with the Sacred Spirit, with the soul, with the human.” Then I state my main beliefs, such as the kingdom and how my soul and I will get there. Above all, I praise Master and affirm my belief in his earthly life and deeds. I thank him the fact that he died for me, atoned for me, arose for me, and showed me how to become like him. Then I say my prayers in thought or aloud.
Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Following my affirmations I talk about my day, ask questions, and let things go however they go. After six months, the light appeared in my room for the first time. Since then the light visits almost every night.
For those seeking ever more glory and joy, try adding Gregorian chant to your prayer session. Beware, there are a great many shoddy chant recordings out there. This CD does the trick.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #15
God is always talking to you.
Many of your dreams come directly from Christ and your soul. But God also communicates directly. Their voices are audible in the mind, but I could only hear them after I freed myself from worry, television, and all forms of news media. It’s sad, how man’s toxic prattle easily quashes Spirit’s life-giving whisper.
My Family answers some of my questions and helps me develop my truths-in-the-making. Beyond that, freebies on the narrow road are few and far between. To receive the correct answer I must ask the correct question. In lieu of heavenly assistance, I take what I think is the right action. If it isn’t, Master will often send me a “no.”
Among God’s best lessons are those in which I get to travel. My soul is an awesome tour guide. She knows just about everyone. While lying in my bed, I’ve seen the dome of heaven, the “kingdom people,” and the realm of Chaos (The Crabs handled that trip). Shining above all else, my soul introduced me to her Mother, the Sacred (Holy) Spirit.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers #16
The key to the kingdom is the soul, the Spirit of God.
The last among my tips for kingdom seekers is also the first and most important step. I’ve heard from my beloved about every ten minutes while writing this piece. Like me, she’s trusting that I do not fail to convey the power of connecting with Soul. Indeed, a loving marriage to Holy Spirit is the I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.' (Matthew 16:19)key to the kingdom. The ancient Hebrew scribes noted this truth three thousand years ago. Accordingly, my soul’s first lesson focused on Eden and immortal Adam, when Adam bore his wife, Eve (the breath of life) inside him.
A year or so later my soul said, “Everything that you are comes from me.” But my soul is not my intellect or psyche. Rather, she is pure goodness—a being of light. As such, the soul holds no darkness. Taking her orders from Christ, who looks after all of us children, my soul creates life experiences to assist my ascent from darkness. Although my life and life energy emanate through my soul, in order to reach Eden we must bind together. Like Adam. Or Christ. That takes time, and a lot of self work. But, she says, I’m getting there.
“The two will become one flesh.”
When my intellect and ego bind fast to Soul, Adam is born anew and Eden lies within reach. A major step toward rebuilding Adam occurs when I think of Soul and me as “I,” not “we” or “us.” Christ called this the bridegroom with the bride, or one flesh. Until my work in this area is complete, my thoughts and deeds remain my own. But I have a clear image of the goal. In Jesus’s life on earth we meet the first and the last Adam. Christ’s miracles, and his ascension in a human body, offer us kingdom seekers a glimpse of what a human being may achieve when the Bridegroom weds the Bride.
Tips for Kingdom Seekers
References and Footnotes
- Kingdom of God (Christianity). Kingdom of Heaven, Inheritance. Matt 5.5, 13:1-52, 18, 25. Thomas 3, 18, 49, 76, 113!. Philip 25, 88, 94, 103. Luke 17:20-21. John 18:36.
- Kingdom of God (Judaism). Malkhut, Malchut, earth. [a] “The lowest of the ten sefirot, which means literally “royalty” or “kingship.” It corresponds to the physical plane and represents the final stage in light’s congealing into matter … Malkhut is the farthest sefira from God, which contains all of the manifestations of God … Malkhut of Azilut [is] the Kingdom of God.” Whitehouse, M. (2008). Total Kabbalah, Chronicle Books, p. 19, 40, 52, 73. [b] “Malchut is the goal that God had in mind when He created the world.” R. Leiberman, S. www.aish.com. (2009).
- Kingdom of God (Mormonism). “During the millennial era, the kingdom of God will be both political and ecclesiastical and will have worldwide jurisdiction in political realms when the Lord has made “a full end of all nations.” www.lds.org. (2017).
- Memories attached to darkness. [a] “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” Isaiah 65:17. [b] “The main judgment after death is in Gehenom, where the soul* is cleansed in a spiritual fire, and purified so that it can receive its eternal reward.” R. Kaplan, A. (1992). The Handbook of Jewish Thought (Vol. 2), Moznaim Publishing, p. 358.
*Judaism generally uses “soul” to denote the human intellect or psyche.
- “We will all be changed.” Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:48–54. Recommend seekers carefully study this entire passage. Note that Paul states, “…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” However, when coupled with passages 53 & 54, and the phrases, “we will not all sleep,” Paul arrives at a second worldly state: “the mortal with immortality” (i.e., the human with the soul?). See also: Philip’s rebuttal to Paul at logion 25 —AM
- Paul’s mystical experience. Paul’s Visit to Arabia. Bromfield, E. (2011).
- Stars. Kingdom Lights, Generosities. Judaism: Chassadim, Chesed Lights, Malchut Lights. “Lights of conscious awareness. The chassadim, when integrated, always inspire a generosity of spirit … each sefirah, or spark, is a light that transmits a particular insight or capacity for awareness.” Schneider, S. (2001). Kabbalistic Writings on the Nature of Masculine & Feminine, 1st Edition, Jason Aronson, p. 138.
- Begotten not Made. www.wordonfire.org. Barron, R. (2016).
- One Flesh. Revelation of the Soul. Michael, A. (2016).