Spiritual answers to stress and relationship issues with your host, Roland Trujillo.
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Do You Have Unfinished Business?
Why don't we have peace of mind? Roland answers this and other listener questions. You are probably lost in your thoughts, which blocks you from God.
God Cares About What's Right
In a delicate moment, do you say or do the right thing? If you're concerned with looking good or saving face, your response will have ego in it. The devil casts us into a thought process, but God's way involves intuition.
The Sincerity of Silence
There ought to be a difference between Christians and non-Christians. The answer lies in yearning for God and His right way.
A Moment At A Time
You may be a replica of someone you worshipped, but there is also a force driving them that turns up in you. This force can be transferred via resentment. Roland talks about the delicate processes of yielding to and resisting others.
Don't Deny the Truth
Roland discusses reality and that which made reality. In many families, one who tells the truth is looked at like a terrible person.
Coping With Stress
A listener asks about temptation. Adam chose ambition and he lost Paradise. In the same way, you must avoid selfish ambition and instead follow your conscience.
Finding A Pure Intent
Is there something in you that yearns for the Truth? That is pure intent. Join Roland as he discusses how to have great character: being a "regular person" subject to God.
Christ Showed Us The Way
Roland discusses what love is and what it isn't. We are to have faith and love, and we fail when we try to make things happen without God.
Your Place In The Sun
Christ is the only man who never failed. His victory was on the cross. Roland discusses how the deepest things in life involve faith and doubt.
Seeing in God's Light
The first peace you must find is peace within. To find peace, you should go through the world always with an eye to what is right.
All About Power
Roland speaks about a burden on people. Whatever is in charge of deceptions, it cannot bear seeing the truth and immerses itself in feelings.
The Noble Knight
Many of your emotional and physical problems are related to wrong reaction to other people. When you talk with others, be spontaneous and avoid being judgmental.
How Love Is Expressed
Do you feel obligated to do things for others? Of course, we are required to do things for our family, but sometimes love is expressed by what you don't do.
A Christmas Message
A listener asks about overcoming self-consciousness. Roland discusses how we're born as fallen creatures and the impact of others on our self-perception.
The Danger of Emotion
Most mistakes occur as a result of emotion. Join Roland as he discusses what happens when you avoid getting angry and instead wait to see clearly.
Come Out Of the Trance State
You should be so aware that temptation loses its grip on you. Become the real you by getting in touch with the Creator.
Are You Caught Up?
When ideas come from someone else, they're no longer fresh and alive. Roland talks from the heart about getting upset too easily.
Judge Not Others
Stay in the grandstands of life and don't fall into vicissitudes, says Roland. Ever aware of our Creator, we should do what He wants us to do: not judge other people.
Follow Your Conscience
A listener asks about getting back on track. Roland tells how you need to refind your ground of being.
The Source of Love
A listener asks why there are hypocritical Christians. When you think you have love, but don't have it, you are a hypocrite, as love comes from God.
Who Speaks the Truth?
The Truth is often met with meanness or cruelty. Little children can awaken you to the inner Light. Treat them rightly and you've taken a crucial step toward regaining the spiritual life.
Jesus and the Pharisees
Jesus was hated because he spoke the Truth. Thoughts that come from outside can't be trusted. Be in touch with the Truth and you will see clearly.
Choice Over Compulsion
When Adam turned his back on God, he deteriorated. By checking with the Father, you can keep your freedom and joy.
Be Not Aggravated
Paul said, "I know how to abound and how to do without." The world is full of seduction. Avoid making worldly things more important than following your conscience.
Respond With Fresh Eyes
Most people are in some sort of a trance. Instead of being beholden to the past, you should move according to intuition.
The Flow of Magic
Christ did many magical things, and only some are included in the Bible. Refind God's grace and you will have the power to do wonderful things.
Above All Temptation
Roland answers a question about whether hell has gates. He also discusses how wrong people get power when you react to them.
Experience God's Forgiveness
Life was meant to be lived at a higher plane than most of us live now. If you want to live closer to God, you must give up resentment.
Discovering the Good Life
You were not meant to be stressed out. Christ came to save us from worry and negativity, and sin causes stress.
Be Still With Your Soul
When you become upset, it affects your breathing and creates microchanges. Roland discusses the steady state of emotion and what can replace it.
Finding Emotional Freedom
Do you feel pressured to do something? An emotional state can morph into a hypnotic state. Roland teaches how to find the real you, free of negative influences.
Stop Resenting Others
Resentment is a big deal and can lead to ruined relationships. When you resent, you forfeit the spiritual life and have to compensate.
It's Never Too Late
Roland answers questions about Pontias Pilate and going to heaven. The road to recovery begins with being sorry and becoming aware of conscience.
Emotion and Others' Will
The soul testifies through its actions. 99% of people are doing others' will and that happens because of emotion. Roland talks about emotion and why it is a problem.
Resentment Ruins Relationships
Roland discusses why people are such a stress. We are surrounded by imperfect people. When you resent others' imperfections, they become a stress to you.
The Danger of Impatience
Worry, fear, and anger can cause disease. Roland discusses how when you hate, what is in others gets into you. You must withstand cruelty by taking a mental step back.
Christ gave us all the clues we need to conquer stress. You were not meant to fall, and to avoid stress you must not yield to temptation.
Believe In The Son
St. Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you." Roland discusses how to be in touch with what you know is right in your heart.
Love One Another
If you want to find your purpose in life, you have to find God's love. Roland discusses how you should want to do the right thing and inquire of God.
Have You Been Degraded?
There are different rules for human beings than there are for animals. Roland discusses how you become degraded by hating, judging, or manipulating others.
Sown in the Heart
The disciples of Christ were inspired to write about what they saw. People who see wrong are tempted to judge and condemn, but to be a true follower of Christ you must not judge.
Understanding God's Power
A listener asks a question about faith and the laws of physics. Your conscience is your closest link to God.
The Importance of Faith
Roland discusses how Truth is sustained through faith. If you go through repentance, anxiety will lose its hold on you and life will be one adventure after another.
Christ chose simple men to carry forth the Gospel. Roland discusses how the Holy Spirit provides inspiration.Finding Rest In You
Resentment Locks You In
You shouldn't be locked into things you hate. Roland tells how resentment blocks the true you. Be in a meditative state and you'll survive the temptations of others.
April 25, 2021
Resentment Affects You
If you resent someone, it affects your entire being. Avoid looking at someone with the judgments of yesterday. God's right way involves looking forward the future with a fresh perspective.
April 18, 2021
Created in God's Image
A listener asks about staying with the plan God wants him to live. Roland gives three important steps to living a life approved by God.
April 11, 2021
Resent Not the Remark
We absorb the image of other people. This can happen when you hate your parents or when you worship entertainment and sports stars. Roland tells how to remain true to yourself.
April 4, 2021
The Prideful Nature
We inherit our fallen nature. If you see yourself doing something wrong, instead of making an excuse or trying to justify it, just see it and see that it's wrong. In this way you come closer to God's Light.
March 28, 2021
A Life Without Resentment
Have you been around someone who waits until you make a mistake and then attacks you? How do you overcome subtle teases and false accusations? Roland tells how to remain safe through not reacting.
March 21, 2021
When you're in a state of sin, you are subject to everything but God. Instead of being a slave to people and ideas, become connected to your source.
March 14, 2021
The Teachings of Christ
The Bible gives us clues to the teachings of Christ and is there to awaken you. How do you know what's in the Bible is true? There's an internal testimony.
March 7, 2021
The Dangers of Goal-Setting
Goals are everywhere lauded, but they can also lead to demise. We inherit a fallen nature from Adam, subject to lies and ambition. Christ makes possible living according to what you know is right.
February 28, 2021
More Faith, Less Upset
We all have a little bit of pride, a reluctance to admit that we're wrong. If deep down in your heart you love God, he'll find a way to overcome pride.
February 21, 2021
Roland discusses the value of keeping pressure on the outside. Many people in prison wanted to be their own person, but didn't know how while facing difficult situations. Instead of rebelling, do what you know is right in your heart.
February 14, 2021
Roland reads from Experiencing God Through Prayer by Madame Jeanne Guyon. Where does your motivation come from? You can be rightly guided by turning your heart towards God, not towards the world.
February 7, 2021
Question the Fallen Life
A caller asks about living the life God wants him to live. The human race, beginning with Adam, is a fallen race. Roland tells how you can be remade in the likeness of God.
January 31, 2021
How Evil Gets Inside
A caller asks about healing on the Sabbath. Some people love the Truth and some do not, and you may marvel at the evil you encounter in others. Your number one line of defense is: don't hate them.
January 24, 2021
Can Paradise be restored? It can, if you return to the Creator. Freedom, choice, and love can be yours when you refind inner knowing.
January 17, 2021
Dealing With Injustice
A caller asks about how to handle anger. Anger is caused by injustice, which can take subtle forms such as rushing, confusion, or meanness. Learn with Roland how to deal with these calmly.
January 10, 2021
A Simple Key
Christ picked simple men, not studied, to carry forth the Gospel. Roland tells how you can be simple and carefree as the Holy Spirit guides you.
January 3, 2021
Bonded to Faith
Roland reads from his soon-to-be-released book, It's Sunny and Warm in the Kingdom of God. When you were a little child, you had a strong sense of conscience. You must refind this link to your Creator.