I phrased the question that leads off this blog article very carefully. I am very aware that many readers will have beliefs very different from mine. Each of us has come to our beliefs based on the unique experiences that have made up our lives. Of course, this guarantees that our beliefs will differ, but more importantly, it implies that each of our personal systems of belief has the same validity as any other. Where I am going with this is that we all have a lot of faith in our beliefs and I don’t think anyone has the right to say that their beliefs are right and anyone else’s beliefs are wrong. Changing what anyone else believes is not my intent with this blog. We need more respect for everyone’s viewpoints in our world, not less.
With this clearly stated, I am about to discuss topics and ideas that probably will not fit in well with the view of the universe strongly held by some of my readers. I will be discussing the concepts that imply that our world was purposely created and this Creator may conceivably choose to speak to us through the inspired words of average, everyday people. Someone who does not believe such a Creator exists may find such a discussion of no real value, right from the start. Alternatively, someone who holds to firm doctrines that preclude God speaking to us in this way, could easily be offended or put off by the rest of this article. This article is not for them, it is for people who either already have accepted such potential modern revelations as valuable or are at least open to considering such possibilities.
With this behind me, just how would you know who was talking if you heard or saw God’s words? Have you ever thought about this question in any detail? I am pretty sure that most of us were given examples of something like the Bible and told: “This is God’s Word” and other teachings were described as: “This isn’t God’s word” and that was pretty much what we have always believed. I know that is how it was for me much of my life. Have you ever asked yourself just how the original writers knew what was divinely inspired and what wasn’t? I contend that all sacred writings were derived from the original writer’s personal experience and then communicated to other individuals, no matter what the ultimate source of the information actually was. This would be equally true of God-inspired text and text that was mistakenly believed to be divinely inspired but wasn’t. What, then, determines when certain revelations become widely accepted and later viewed as canonical text as opposed to those that never are widely accepted?
I can only conclude that it is how the original writer’s words affected their listeners or readers. This could be described as a kind of resonance that those words had with the experiences of the listeners’ or readers’ lives. It is a judgment that many individual people make over time. When enough people have judged a text as divinely inspired, the members of a group tend to accept this, and this is especially true when the group has accepted certain leaders as authorities and these authorities lead them in that direction. Usually, it becomes part of the cannon and often viewed as our Creator’s actual words that were merely transcribed by the original writer.
What if God chooses to speak to us again, through some modern day human being? On what basis could anyone say this could not happen? How could human limits be placed on God? If He did speak, wouldn’t we be back to the very beginning in the process where a prophet, great teacher or just an average writer who has been uniquely inspired was hearing His words clearly and speaking or writing them for us? This is precisely the kind of situation we may now be witnessing with certain people who are “channeling” or doing “automatic writing” of words they feel are inspired and being revealed through them. I have come across a number of sources that I resonate strongly with, but I want to discuss today the one that seems to be head and shoulders above all others, in my experience.
The writer I am referring to is a lovely lady from Fairfield, Iowa, Gloria Wendroff. I will not try to summarize or interpret Gloria’s path that led her to begin writing messages she feels are from God, here. For interested readers, though, here is a link to her website where you can read this fascinating story in her own words:
What I want to focus on today is how I came to start reading Heavenletters and why I feel they are so important to me in helping attain the goals I have set for myself in my life. In my bio (that I have placed on the header, above), called: “Who I am and the purpose of this site,” I relate how my beliefs went from a very materialistic scientific orientation to a desire to search for possible non-physical connections between the events of the world and a spiritual reality that lies beneath the physical.. In many areas of science and even in engineering research I found exactly what I was looking for. I found a lot of research into various anomalies in many fields that just could not be explained within the accepted scientific theories.
What amazed me the most was that there were very important themes that ran through all these bodies of data – they were all virtually saying the same things about the nature of the world and this also matched the puzzling messages of physics and quantum mechanics. This could not be a coincidence. Something else was at work here and its evidence was very reproducible. But no one could explain these findings, not even our best minds. I read widely, looking for any hint at an explanation.
A sort of a breakthrough occurred when I happened upon a reference to Jane Robert’s “Seth material.” This consisted of over twenty books concerning ideas and information Jane had “channeled” from a self described “non-material entity” who called himself “Seth.” Years ago I had read some of them, they sounded interesting, but not too practical. I had taken a new look at them and realized that there were potential answers to very vexing questions buried within these books. From there I looked at similar materials that were published by people who were channeling or doing automatic writing. Many were pretty far out and not too useful, but certain ones were surprisingly helpful. Not only that, but the messages in the best of these writings were very internally self-consistent, as well as consistent amongst the different writers. They were also very consistent with the science that had led me on this search in the first place!
I was finding answers to the questions that had been raised by my exploration of the scientific anomalies. These answers were being confirmed in many different sources. I also found that what I was reading was resonating with me on a very deep level. The readings not only matched my experience well, but it seemed to do so for a lot of other people as well, since these writings tended to be very popular. Perhaps the single most important indication to me that there is truth being presented in these writings is the effect they have been having on me as I read them. Many of the passages either strike me as beautiful or give an “Aha!” experience of feeling like they are obvious answers that we have somehow overlooked. In addition, people also report healing in their lives as they engage with some of these sources. I can feel my life changing for the better as I continue on this path. As I learn, I am feeling more at peace, less anxious and more fulfilled.
Is all this absolute proof of anything? Nah, I don’t think so. I don’t think scientific proof of these contentions are even possible. What I would recommend, though, is that if you are interested in the kinds of writings I am discussing, consider reading a few Heavenletters. Let me quote for you a recent statement by a reader who frequently provides marvelously insightful comments on the Heavenletters forums. Berit Delaini, from Italy, wrote:
“I present Heavenletters as Love Letters from God, more than to read, they are to be felt. Watch what happens inside your heart and then see if you like them, I tell people.”
Here are a couple of recommendations of which Heavenletters you might read as an introduction:
First, one called: God Speaks, published on November 17, 2000. This letter describes how God views His children. Here is a link:
Second, one called: How to Read a Heavenletter, published on June 22, 2004. This letter tells us of the value of Heavenletters as we read them.
One more thing, I have included an eBook that includes Heaveneletters pertaining to our experience of grief in a page that can be accessed by a link in the header at the top of this page. If you know someone who is grieving and who would be open to reading heavenletters, this might be helpful for them.
Gloria has published thousands of these letters and a new one comes out every morning. They continue to amaze me.
Love and peace to all,