I Remember Now with Pastor Tim Tengblad

Eight years ago at one of our Aurapalooza’s, I was in the kitchen putting out more food for our guests and a very tall, nice looking gentlemen walked towards me with a gentle smile and extended his hand. He introduced himself, Tim Tengblad, a Lutheran Pastor. He said he had read one of my books and wanted to learn more about spirituality so that he could bring it to his congregation. I was speechless for a second while I gathered my wits about me. A Lutheran Pastor? Here at my teaching Center? He wants what? My head was spinning with questions. Is he serious? Is this a joke?

He didn’t look like he was joking. He looked quite authentic. I have no idea what I said back to him, I was so nervous. This was the second time in my life that a Lutheran pastor had approached me about spirituality and that relationship turned out to be wonderful so I told myself to relax. He asked if we could meet for coffee and I said of course, even though the thought of it scared the heck out of me. I walked around in a daze for the rest of the day. I knew something important was happening here and I couldn’t imagine what it could be.

About a week later we had our first coffee date and I was on pins and needles. I was raised to revere the clergy. They were honorable men who were close to God and we need to be respectful of their station in life. In a way, I felt like I was tripping over myself for fear of saying something wrong or being inappropriate in some way. There had to be some old beliefs inside because I’m not usually inappropriate with people. I definitely needed him to take the lead because I didn’t know how to start out the conversation with a Pastor. One by one, all these mis-conceptions were addressed and I started to think of him as a person rather than God’s first Sergeant . A psychic and a pastor having coffee seemed like a very odd twosome to me, but I soon found out it was exactly what both of us needed.

We began meeting every couple of weeks and slowly I brought up different topics. Reincarnation was a big one that Tim was interested in. He was also interested in healing, different levels of our souls and life after death. Before I knew it, we were chatting like two old, very old souls catching up with each other. We jumped from topic to topic, so excited to hear what each other believed. I met his spirit guides and started channeling information to him. We had so much fun sharing our thoughts and beliefs.

I think it was on our third coffee date that Jesus appeared to me and asked if I would give “Paul” a message for him. Turns out, he and Jesus went to school together and were very close friends. Tim’s name in that life was Paul and mine was Ruth. Jesus channeled such a wonderful message to him and it left both of us in awe of what we had learned about ourselves that day.

Tim and I have met several times over the last several years and it’s been incredibly healing and inspiring for both of us. He’s been a great source of information for me regarding Christianity and the Bible and I’ve been a source of information for him about spiritual matters. About two weeks ago in meditation, I heard that it’s time for Pastor Tim, who is now retired, to have a column in my website where he can share his thoughts on spirituality and religion and also answer questions that you have about them. My hope is to bring them live through a podcast someday.

There is a series of books that Tim and I both love written by author Gina Lake. Her books are channelings that she has with Jesus. They really resonate with my soul. We particularly love What Jesus Wants You to Know Today.

I’m going to start it out with the first question I asked him eight years ago. What makes you interested in spirituality coming from a strong religious background?

 

 

I Remember Now ~ The Life That Peter Built ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 34

By Tim / July 6, 2022

If we’re paying attention at all, the Truth about life reveals itself to us in the most simple and profound ways. It revealed itself to me in a small, neighborhood restaurant in East Boston. About a year ago, I walked into Angela’s restaurant which is near our daughter’s home in East Boston. Angela’s is a tiny corner restaurant in the oldest part of Boston. The small tables are close, and the feeling is even closer. Seated next to my right was an elderly man whom the staff seemed to know quite well. He was obviously a “regular.” “Good morning Peter!…

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I Remember Now ~ Today Salvation Has Come ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 33

By Tim / June 13, 2022

“Today Salvation Has Come” Luke 19:9 If you’re like me, you could use some salvation about now. Holy Crap. I won’t go through the litany (we all know too well) of everything coming down in this country/world. But the shooting of elementary children in Uvalde, TX, and in Buffalo NY really hit me hard. I have felt overwhelming despair and heartbreak. To be honest, I’ve wrestled with true hopelessness. Then I felt a story from then gospel of Luke (19:1-10). By felt, I mean I experienced the story. The story is about Zacchaeus, described as “a chief tax collector and rich.” FYI: Tax collectors…

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I Remember Now ~ Thoughts on Holy Week ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 32

By Tim / April 12, 2022

Holy Week/Easter declares the universal, eternal nature of the soul. As I write this, we are in what the Christian Church calls Holy Week. Holy Week is the pinnacle of the Church year. As I previously wrote, I still love and am grateful for so much of what I received from the Christian Church. It raised me. I am convinced that I couldn’t be where I am now on my spiritual journey without that foundation.  And I always loved being part of the Church community, especially on Easter Sundays. The music was magnificent. There was a hope-filled energy that was always…

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I Remember Now ~ The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer Part 8 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 31

By Tim / April 2, 2022

Metol dilakhle malkutha wahayla wateshbukhta l’ahlam almin. Ameyn. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. With our vibration raised through Love, You raise up every peaceful intuition, and all power to do. May this inner Truth be the ground from which all our actions grow. What we have here in the end is a summing up. A final vision. In Dr. Klotz’s book “Prayers of the Cosmos”, he points out the following word studies regarding the ending of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer: dilakhle is a planting image. “A field fertile and abundant, one…

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I Remember Now ~ The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, Part 7, Pastor Tim Tengblad ~ Post 30

By Tim / April 1, 2022

Wela tahlan l’nesyuna Ela patzan min bisha Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil Do not let the surface things of this life take us away from our purpose, But keep us present to help needed now. OK. I’ll have to be honest here. The traditional English Lord’s Prayer used to make me angry at this point. Most of us grew up in the Church just rattling off the prayer, and not really thinking about what we were saying. But if we would think about it at all, we would see that the Church through the traditional…

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I Remember Now ~ Aramaic Lord’s Prayer Part 6 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 29

By Tim / March 31, 2022

Washboqlan khaubayn wakhtahayn, aykana daph khan shbwoqan l’kayyabayn Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us Loose the cords of mistakes binding us, as we release the strands we hold of other’s guilt. I hope by now you can see that “the Lord’s Prayer”, is much more than a prayer. It is really a guide to the fundamental spiritual work/practice we all need to do on an ongoing basis. As previously written, there is a natural flow to this journey Jesus leads us on. After spending time in identifying, returning, and remembering the Divine energy flowing…

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I Remember Now ~ The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer Part 5 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 28

By Tim / March 28, 2022

Hawvian lachma d’sunqanan yaomana Give us this day our daily bread Grow through us this moment’s bread and insight In the introduction to this series, I mentioned Dr. Neil Douglas Klotz’s comment, “there’s nothing wrong with the traditional Lord’s Prayer. It‘s just limited”. Here’s another great example. In the traditional Lord’s prayer, we may think Jesus is only talking about the actual bread that we eat. Martin Luther expanded it to include “food, clothing, home, family, daily work…everything we need from day to day”. (Luther’s Small Catechism). But insight? Lachma refers to both bread and understanding, or insight. This is so profound…

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I Remember Now ~ Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – Part 4 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 27

By Tim / March 28, 2022

Nehwey tzevyanach aykanna d’bwashmaya aph b’arha Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven As we find your love in ours, you awaken a divine  cooperation within.  From many voices, One voice. One will moving in harmony with yours; as stars and  planets dance across the sky.  Do you see what’s been happening so far in the prayer? We are being asked to make a major change in focus. Please keep in mind that this is the work of a lifetime. We’re talking process and a journey of growing into what is being taught. This isn’t a “I tried…

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I Remember Now ~ The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – Part 3 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad Post 26

By Tim / March 19, 2022

*** reminder: In this series I first list the Aramaic words. Then the traditional English translation. Then an English translation of the Aramaic. Teytey Malkuthakh Your kingdom come With our natural vibration raising to your tone, we awaken the world to its higher vibration of Oneness and love. As our arms reach out to embrace all of your creation. As I mentioned in the previous post, once the momentum of the first two petitions is in motion, what happens in the rest of the prayer can more naturally occur. In other words, with our natural vibration raising to your tone.…

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I Remember Now ~ The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – Part 2 ~ Pastor Tim Tengblad – Post 25

By Tim / March 19, 2022

Nethqadash Schmakh Hallowed be your name. We clear holy space around your Name within: Let it be the center on which our life turns. My experience in working this prayer has taught me there is a logical, natural flow in the order of the prayer.  There is a reason why Nethqadash Schmakh follows Abwoon d’bwashmaya.  We first spend time sitting in the energy space of the Oneness of Abwoon d’bwashmaya “O Birther! Mother and Father who is everywhere. You birth all things in Unity. Your One light, breath, and vibration flows within all you’ve given life.” In doing so, we can quickly see that…

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