Spiritual Exercise – A Divine Experience

Leigh Taylor-Young Morton

Keep in mind that spiritual exercises are a devotional practice. You are coming into worship. You are presenting yourself at the “altar,” the place inside you in which God appears and you can experience yourself in the presence of the Lord God.

There are many effects that are likely to be very subtle and beyond conscious awareness. Keep going, and take time also to observe your inner experience, including through your imagination or what might at first appear as imaginary. Use all of your inner senses to observe.

You can keep a special journal to record and compile your experiences.

Be patient. While the journey may seem long it is still active and dynamically bringing forward what you are prepared to experience.

You can also benefit by considering your intentions for what you would like to experience while remaining open to whatever experience comes forward from the Mystical Traveler to you. While in prayer, consider you are in communion with God in a very personal way. Listen. Give your attention to whatever is being revealed from within as a divine experience. Tell your story to God in complete trust that you are heard and understood and whatever help would serve any needs is on the way if not already done.

Baruch Bashan
John Morton

Worry, Be Gone!

Leigh Taylor-Young Morton & John Morton

John Morton presented an inspiring seminar on February 1, 2014 from Peace Labyrinth Awareness & Gardens about how we can let go of our worries and trust more fully in the ways and timing of Spirit. Over 100 folks attended the seminar in Los Angeles, and over 350 people tuned in on-line from around the world.  Watch John’s powerfully inspiring and profoundly helpful seminar by clicking here. . .

“Engage in the knowing that all is in God’s perfect order. All is taken care of in God’s light and love. Then you’ll realize, ‘Hey, things are okay. I don’t have to worry. I can move on, worry free.'”  – John Morton.  Read more — Moving On, Worry Free on the New Day Herald

John & Leigh’s Wedding: A Spiritual Marriage for Us All

John Morton & Leigh-Taylor Young became husband and wife on January 1, 2013 at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens in Los Angeles, California. John first facilitated an inspiring New Year’s Spiritual Spa Day Workshop focusing on the spiritual marriage we all choose in our relationship with God. Then John and Leigh shared their precious nuptials with us all.

Watch the videos, take the workshop, see the photos and read a lovely article about these divine ministers as they share their celebration of enduring love and joy.  Just click here.  .   .

La Razón De La Navidad

Querida Familia y Amigos,

Esta mañana me desperté temprano, con el mensaje del Espíritu de compartir con ustedes. Este mundo tiene una infinidad de maneras de sacudirnos en todas nuestras dimensiones. Otra vez somos testigos de eventos y discursos que parecen perturbadores, y cuyo sentido es llevarnos a comprender y a preguntarnos el por qué esto es necesario si Dios es amoroso. Siempre existe una razón para encomendarse al amor y a la gratitud de Dios.

En estas fiestas se nos llama a celebrar el nacimiento de lo divino en la carne, un nuevo año en la rotación de la Tierra y el final y el comienzo de ciclos grandes y no tan grandes en el cosmos. Podemos contemplar la naturaleza eterna de nuestro Creador, que siempre está presente en medio de nosotros, para que cualquier oscuridad, pena o sufrimiento terrenos puedan ser respondidos con bienestar y dicha, paz y armonía, sanación y nuevos comienzos que son omnipresentes.

Nuevamente se nos recuerda que todos somos visitantes en este mundo y que nuestro momento de partir llegará inevitablemente. Sin embargo, mientras estemos aquí, el amor de Dios siempre está con nosotros, y especialmente a nuestra disposición cuando necesitamos de un mayor entendimiento, una fuerza más grande, y respuestas para cada uno de los desafíos que todos enfrentamos.

Nuestro Dios nos insta siempre a buscar Su amor primero y a demostrar que estamos dispuestos a mantener nuestra confianza y fe, hasta que las respuestas que siempre llegan nos sean reveladas con amor, misericordia, bondad y perdón. Con paciencia, siempre somos capaces de encontrar dentro de nosotros un amor desbordante y expresar ese amor divino de una manera abierta y completa al mundo.

Todos somos hermanos y hermanas del Dios único que es amor. Se nos manda a mirar a los extraños con ese amor divino, especialmente a aquellos que aparecen como enemigos, quienes han perdido su huella y no están expresando su divinidad. El amor de la humanidad puede que no sea la noticia del momento, pero ciertamente es la oportunidad que se nos presenta a cada momento.

¿No es interesante que el lugar de sacrificio humano se llame “Newtown” (Pueblo Nuevo)? El sacrificio de esta vida tan preciada ha llegado demasiado lejos y a demasiados lugares en este mundo. Debemos darnos cuenta de que lo que necesita ser sacrificado es toda causa de antagonismo hacia cualquiera o cualquier cosa. Nuestra causa es la de amarnos los unos a los otros y la de amar a Dios en toda Su creación. Oremos porque el Amor de Dios se manifieste de una manera más plena entre nosotros y en toda situación que ocurra en el mundo.

El mensaje más simple en cualquier época es que debemos amar y ser amados y, de manera muy especial, a los niños. Todos somos Sus hijos amados. Todos somos Su creación amorosa.

Vengan y adorémoslo a Él y Su amor en medio de nosotros. Contemplen cómo las bendiciones de Dios abundan cada vez que somos cariñosos y respondemos con bondad. Ahora tienes la oportunidad de recibir mayores bendiciones como nunca antes, simplemente porque la realidad es que el bien que puede ser hecho manifiesto es infinito.

Los amo y los bendigo con mayor razón aún.
Johnny (un nombre con el que me ha solido llamar J-R)

The Reason for the Season

Dear Family and Friends,

This morning early I am awake with the message of the Spirit to share with you.  This world has a myriad of ways to stir us in all of our dimensions.  Again, we can witness events and talk that appear troubling to comprehend and cause us to question why is this necessary with a loving God. There is always a reason to turn to the love and thankfulness for God.  So join me as you can in prayer and holding a consciousness of light and love.

In this season we are called upon to celebrate the birth of the divine into the flesh, a new year in the earth’s rotation and the end and beginning of great and not so great cycles in the cosmos.  We can behold the eternal nature of our Creator always present in our midst so that any earthly darkness, pain or suffering, can be answered in ever present comfort and joy, peace and harmony, healing and new beginnings.

Again, we are reminded that we all are visitors to this world and our time to pass will come.  Yet while we are here, the love of God is always with us and especially available when we are in need of greater understanding, greater strength, and the answers for each and every challenge any of us face.  Our God calls upon us always to seek His love first and demonstrate we are willing to keep our trust and faith until the answers that always come are revealed in loving, in mercy, in kindness and forgiveness.  With patience we can always find overflowing love in ourselves and express this divine love openly and fully into the world.

We are all brothers and sisters of the one God who is love.  We are to look upon strangers with this divine loving especially those who appear as enemies who have lost their way and are not expressing their divinity.  The loving of humanity may not be the news of the moment but it certainly is the opportunity in every moment.

Isn’t it interesting that a place of human sacrifice is called Newtown.  Sacrifice of this most precious life has come to far too many places in this world.  We need to realize that what needs to be sacrificed is any cause of againstness toward anyone or anything.  Our cause is to love one another and love God in all of His creation.  Let us pray for the Love of God to be more fully manifest for one another and for every situation occurring in the world. The simple message in every season is we are to love and be loved, most especially for the children.  We are all His loving children.  We are all His loving creation.

Come, let us adore Him and His love in our midst.  Behold, God’s blessings abound whenever we are caring and extending kindness as our response.  Now is an opportunity for more blessings than ever before simply because the reality is the good that can be made manifest is boundless.

I love and bless you all the more,
Johnny (a name J-R has often called me)

Give Thanks/Da la Gracias

Give thanks in this moment for all that God has provided to you and others. Remind yourself that you have been afforded great things, great protection, and great value in your life. Where you have miscreated, where you have misunderstood and gone astray, these are simply opportunities to remember yourself in God.

John Morton & Leigh Taylor-Young at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

Da las gracias en este momento por todo lo que Dios te ha dado a ti y a otros. Recuerda que se te han entregado grandes cosas, gran protección y grandes valores en tu vida. Donde has creado el mal, donde no has comprendido y te has alejado, éstas son oportunidades sencillas para recordarte en Dios.

Baruch Bashan
John Morton

You’re invited to the Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens in Los Angeles, California.  Open to all.

Blessing of Loving Consciousness/Bendición de Consciencia de Amor

Lord God, we ask that you visit each one of us intimately now, so that we can know you personally, that if we have placed any barriers and separation through our misdeeds, through our misunderstanding, through our forgetfulness, we ask that this be lifted at this time, that we embrace you fully and completely, that there is nothing that we would hide, that as you embrace us, we are cleansed, we are renewed and restored to the glory of God, by which we were made.

John Morton

And we ask for your spark that is the Divine to be ignited, so that we are a new Light, a new consciousness that sees the good in all things, and that as you have bestowed the spark of the Divine on us once again, so that we are a new Light, we carry forth a dedication to serve, that we go forth in the Light that is the loving consciousness toward all.

Baruch Bashan – The Blessings Already Are
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Señor, Dios, te pedimos que nos visites a cada uno de nosotros íntimamente ahora, para que te conozcamos personalmente; si hemos creado cualquier barrera y separación con nuestros errores, con nuestros malos entendidos, con nuestros olvidos, te pedimos que los disuelvas en este momento, para que te recibamos total y completamente, que no haya nada que podamos esconder, que cuando nos recibas nos limpies, nos renueves y nos regreses a la gloria de Dios, por la cual fuimos hechos.

Y pedimos que esa chispa que es lo Divino se prenda, para que veamos que somos una nueva Luz, una nueva consciencia que ve el bien en todo, y que como nos has concedido la chispa de lo Divino una vez más, para que seamos una nueva Luz, sigamos adelante en la dedicación de servir, sigamos adelante en La Luz que es la consciencia de amor hacia todo.

Baruch Bashan – Las Bendiciones Ya Existen

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With So Much Negativity Around Us, How Can We Love It All?

Read John’s latest response to a question on the New Day Herald, “With So Much Negativity Around Me, How Can I Love It All?”

You have a wonderful opportunity to discover your trust in God and God’s trust in you. Consider that as you gain soul awareness and awakening, you come to your understanding of the divine nature in all of the creation including all that is involved in this world. Spiritual Exercise, involving your calling yourself forward into soul awareness, is an important key. You can request understanding and offer up your misunderstanding, whatever that may be, as your willingness to surrender with God, the God of all and your Creator. This can involve tremendous dedication and devotion in your willingness to simply present yourself unfettered of all judgment and prejudice.   Read more .  .  .

365 Days of Blessings Here and Now

As of today, John Morton Ministries has shared one of John Morton’s blessings every day for 365 days.  We have over 220 subscribers who receive a free Blessings Here and Now by email. Blessings are available in English and Spanish and will soon be available in French.

Here is today’s Blessings Here and Now from John:

Father-Mother God, we ask to know your presence inside of us now, that we become more conscious of your Light and your love surrounding, filling, and protecting each one of us, that we call ourselves forward, active in your purpose.
This is the Holy Spirit that awakens us now, a consciousness of your breath, that your thoughts, your emotions are what move us, are what we ask for and surrender to as a process of the Divine in each moment.
Baruch Bashan – The Blessings Already Are
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Padre-Madre Dios, te pedimos que nos demos cuenta en este momento de tu presencia en nosotros; que seamos más conscientes de tu Luz y tu amor rodeando, llenando y protegiendo a cada uno de nosotros; que nos hagamos presentes,
activos en tu propósito.
Este es El Espíritu Santo que nos despierta ahora, una consciencia de tu aliento, que tus pensamientos, tus emociones sean los que nos impulsan, sean lo que pedimos y a lo cual nos entregamos como un proceso de lo Divino en cada momento.
Baruch Bashan – Las Bendiciones Ya Existen

John Morton Sharing Blessings at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

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