Universal Reading on 22 August 2022

Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

1. Depression

One of the three temptations that face humanity is ascertained from my extensive study of the three temptations of Jesus after his 40-day fast. The other two are PowerHunger and Addiction. You will find that any temptation to humanity lines up with one of the three.

DEPRESSION due to the feeling of separation from God fuels the need to exercise power which we lost with our idea of separation, so we know our play at POWER is false, which leads us to ADDICTIONS to distract us from what we instinctively know, and this will eventually lead us back to DEPRESSION once again as what we are addicted to loses its ability to meet the craving for God’s presence which is all that we truly desire or need.

This is the hamster wheel that the fear-fed ego takes us on.

2. You are of Him and in Him which makes you innocent, capable, and worthy.

This does not mean we do not make mistakes. It means we are able to laugh at them and know that they do not define us in any way.

3. We have a lot of help; the Holy Spirit, angels, nature, and guides.

We have to take responsibility for ourselves and this begins by looking closely at our thoughts. Are they consistent with our beliefs? What are our beliefs? Are they in our best interest? Where do they come from? Are they our thoughts or the thoughts of society or superstition or another individual or group?

4. PTSD, Post-traumatic stress disorder; we will not lose that sense of sorrow or emptiness as if something is missing until we accept the Atonement and our place in Heaven with God.

****Then nothing that this world offers will fulfill our sense of completeness or wholeness again.****

And we will be willing to release the world into the hands of the Holy Spirit and Jesus and allow them to bring everyone to this awareness.

We started out with Depression and we end by discussing PTSD. Hmm.

Forgiveness does not take the incident of trauma away. Nor does it release all emotional connections or residual responses BUT it does allow you to see that what currently appears to be your “life” is but a story in the confused mind of Christ who thought He had separated from God.

Now that is a mouthful because it holds the keys to releasing ourselves from this perpetual state of suffering that we seem intent on allowing ourselves to experience.



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Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons


Atonement, His (Christ’s) Story, Three Temptations: Addiction, Power-Hunger, and Depression, “Seeing” Truth in the “Unseen”, Living Above the Chaos C U there :)