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"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." –The Apostle Paul

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Take a 10 minute Vacation for the Soul.

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note that we’re happy that you’ve found us at However, at this time this site is not actually active as we are busy building other parts of our organization. This site is being held for future plans and not being actively worked at this time. We want to take this opportunity to invite you to the growing world of Espirational Truth Ministries (E.T.M.) at

E.T.M. is a spirit oriented outreach established by Robert O. and Rogene A, Robbins over the past 40 years to witness of the Spirit of Truth (Christ) and to study and present to the world of the Universal Laws of Life. While first based upon the Christian/Judaic Scriptures as presented in the Holy Bible (NIV), we are a planetary movement inclusive of all religious faiths who serve the truth and power of agape love.

For best experience, while we appreciate anyone wanting to follow this site, it would be best for you to go to to get more information about us. By liking us there you can get daily spiritually positive posts which we call a “10 minute vacation for the soul.” Also, while you’re there, you may want to look over our art gallery, bookshelves, and our about us pages.

For deeper discussions about Truth, you are invited to get involved with The Espirational Community. While this is a Facebook community, we invite you to like the page and get involved with the various discussions going on about things of spiritual importance. Monthly Rogene (Genie) posts a new topic for a possible open discussion for us all to talk about. You are invited to join in and give your spirit led ideas.

Please come to and join us on this journey into the light. We’ll be glad to have you come along.

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Music in Our Souls


Music in Our Souls


Music is a wonderfully expressive means of universal power which can and does help a person experience within themselves emotions which would otherwise be hidden to us. Be that emotion one of love, peace, hope or any of a multitude of uplifting spirits, or more negative oriented spirits like fear, anger and bitterness, the emotional statement is more easily expressed when it is put to music.

According to the Christian/Hebraic Bible sound, which is of course the most essential element of music, was the very first indication of how this whole “Universe” thing began. In Moses’ book of Genesis he said that God was a Spirit, but he did not explain or define what was meant by the word “spirit.” Immediately after that he said that the Spirit, God, spoke. Well, by simple logic we know that speaking means sound and with this sound the rest of creation was spoken into existence.

Sound is at the heart of our very existence. We, as humans, seek it out. We are curious about it. Enjoy it. Study it. Many of us even spend hours doing nothing else than listening to it.

The intricate and beautiful compositions of instrumental and vocal musicians by those who study and perform the musical arrangements of today become things which enter our ears, vibrates our bodies and resonates in our souls throughout our lives, and beyond. This vibration of sound is an essential element in our minds and becomes a basis of our thoughts. Music, even without words, can give us stability, harmony, motivation and consistency. It can be, and in most instances is, the most basic life element to help us mold our souls into the type of being we want to be.

Recently there has been much research into how by listening to music, people with Alzheimer’s Disease can be helped to reduce their symptoms and reduce their prescribed medications, as reported by (cited: 8/24/2018). Music is also used to quiet the untamed beast within people in cases of anxiety, depression, anger and rage. It has been known by the people of eastern religions to be a source of peace and direction in life. And the Christian believers; Catholics, Protestants and New Thought believers alike, enjoy music of many types to express their faith in the Creator and the spirit within us.

Music, even without the vocalists, can send messages to others who can hear it even if the people listening to it or performing it do not speak the same language. The sound of a military band playing an austere march of patriotism as unto battle gives a totally different emotional message to those hearing it than does the sound heard from an orchestra playing Brahms’s lullaby.

We are made up of sound patterns which are ingrained from before birth which helps set a pattern for our lives. I recently experienced a wonderful, yet somewhat frustrating, incident in my life of having a major hearing problem. A medical doctor was able to fix the problem with my right ear somewhat simply, but the period of time I was almost deaf gave me the opportunity to realize just how basic sound is in my who spiritual makeup.

You see, during the whole time that I experienced not being able to hear people speak in a normal way, could not hear the radio, television or people on the phone, could not hear a dog bark nor birds sing, there was one thing I was hearing — though not with my ears. I had experienced this type of phenomena before, periodically ever since being a child. Most people have. But we learn to sublimate it; to ignore it. This phenomena of which I speak is that while I could not hear anything with my ears, I could hear music in my head. Constantly. Somewhat like on a radio with one musical piece being played after another. Usually these pieces were instrumental only, but if there were vocalists they were very seldom singing in English. The music seemed to be largely from my past. Things like many Christmas pieces, religious music I’ve heard all my life and major musical show tunes and some patriotic music. But there were some pieces which were unfamiliar to me, sung by voices which I could explain only as angelic. This music was beautiful, constant, and strangely comforting.

Now that I can hear more normally with my physical ears once again, the internal music which I experience is no longer as “distracting” as it was when it was the center of my “audio” life. But it’s still there. It lets me know, whenever I need to know, that I was created in a wonderful way and that God’s guidance and help never is but a song away.

What has been your experience with sound? Do you enjoy music, or is it an annoyance to you? I’d enjoy seeing your comments below. Please share your thoughts.



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Living a Spiritual Lifestyle


be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”EPH 5:18-20-NIV.



Genie and I have set the goal for ourselves of building a place where people can come on the internet to learn how to have a spiritual lifestyle, and how to enjoy doing so.

Spiritual lifestyle? What is that?

Well, it is first the recognition of who we really are and a fundamental understanding of why we exist. In order to have a good concept of who we, as humans, really are we must go beyond the childhood stories we all grew up with, beyond the concept that what we see around us happened by accident, and accept the fact that there is a life and intelligence in the universe’s make up far beyond anything which we, in our finite minds, can imagine.

We must recognize that we are, indeed, created to reflect that central power of the perfect love which assembled this cosmos. As such reflection we can be blessed (or made happy) by simply realizing that we can fit into this universe by recognizing how we are meant to be the reflections of the one who created us.

Confused? You needn’t be. It’s like when you look in a mirror and see your reflection looking back at you. When you see the reflected image you know it is but just a reflection of light, that it moves according to how you move. If you were not standing there in front of the mirror there would be no reflection of you. The same is true with our spiritual imagery of our creator, God.

Since we believe that our creator is agape love, and that all things exist due to this universal life force, then we must determine what it means to reflect that power in the physical universe since we are physical beings. Too many people never learn of, or accept the aspect of their lives which allows us to believe that we are more than physical objects which can think, more than animals, more than accidents. But once a person accepts these facts they find a beautiful multidimensional universe open before them which is not only awe inspiring but also exciting, beautiful, empowering and comforting.

But what do we do with this experience and knowledge of being spiritual beings? Knowing that we are more than just highly evolved animals on this unique planet in the Milky Way galaxy is quite an awe inspiring experience in itself. But what do you do with that knowledge?

Well after a person sets for a while in the amazement of what they had just learned of our true origins, they begin wanting to learn ways to apply this knowledge and live the life of a person who is more than just a physical animal. At that point we start seeking how to live a spiritual life.

So, what is a spiritual life?

Does one need to put on special clothing and go walking through the city streets praying loudly and proclaiming what they believe to be spiritual truths to everyone in the area? Not according to Jesus, the Christ. He said clearly that such action was the sign of a dangerous messenger when he said,

“Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.”

Luke 20:46-KJV

Instead he said that when we pray we should do so privately, without great showmanship:

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”


But there is more. Much more. Besides the skills of prayer taught by Jesus, and the need to meditate encouraged by Solomon in the book of Proverbs and by other esthetics throughout the world there is the need to learn to place our faith into action. Without action promoted by one’s faith a person’s recognition of their spiritual existence is essentially without effect. Thus Jesus gave his “Sermon on the Mount” message as found in the Bible’s book of Matthew chapters 5, 6, and 7 with some detailed instructions on how to live in such a way as to show one’s spirituality. That is, how to live in a way as to reflect our Creator in a respectful way.

Now this set of instructions is more than just saying that a person should or should not do certain things as are recorded in the Ten Commandments by Moses or other religious leaders throughout the world. The sermon principles of spirituality given by Jesus in his mount sermon goes beyond the requirements of the law’s physical actions and shows that it is more the intent of the person doing these things than it is the action themselves. In example, in his mount sermon Jesus said:

“Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

MAT 5:21-22–KJV

This, along with most of the other points made by Jesus in this teaching on the mount, emphasized the importance of how one’s thoughts are more important than actions in the application of proper spiritual application in one’s life. It therefore is clearly understood that a person can more easily control their actions outwardly (of not killing or injuring the person one is angry with) than to control one’s own thoughts of perhaps being angry with that person and yet to sway that anger and be able to show that other person love and respect regardless the circumstances. To do this one must obtain the ability to control one’s own emotions. And in order to control the emotional powers within us we must accept the guidance of the example of Jesus and the lifestyle he led.

People are living souls made up of two distinct parts: The first few chapters of Moses’ book of Geneses states is very clearly. God took the dust of the Earth and made us physical bodies, then he breathed into us the “breath of life,” and the combination of these caused man to become a living soul. Nothing so mysterious about this. People have done much the same thing with many of our creations like automobiles. People took earth elements (metals, plastics, etc.) and shaped them into the form of a car, truck, etc. then added fuel (gasoline) and the two together became a vehicle. The only difference in this concept is that the soul has a spirit which was placed within us which cannot be measured nor “scientifically” proven. I go into much detail about this soul creation concept in my book called Maintenance Manuel for the Soul which you can read free on our Website by clicking this link.

So back to the original question: How do we live a spiritual lifestyle? What is it? To put it simply, everyone lives a spiritual life of some sort every day they are breathing and moving on this planet with emotions of some sort surging through them minute by minute. And emotions are spirit. We are either happy, or sad; angry or thankful; loving or fearful. We often find ourselves feeling as though our emotions are somewhat out of control with little or nothing we can do to change our direction of how we feel or respond to life’s situations as they appear to us.

But, indeed, we do have a choice of response to the various life events as they occur. As shown by the Christ in his life here on Earth, we must first recognize the fact of who we are and then choose who we will both serve and allow to be our central guiding and controlling spirit. As I just mentioned, everyone at any moment is controlled by a spirit, an emotion or attitude. This can be an excellent spirit such as peace, hope or wisdom, or it could be a destructive spirit. This choice process can be out of control and chaotic, where a person’s spirit can change from good emotions to bad ones from day to day, hour to hour, or sometimes even minute by minute. In severe cases the person is given a psychological label and placed somewhere away from society for the “common good” of all concerned.

But to live a spiritual lifestyle we must first recognize that we do have a place within us, a spiritual control center, which must be occupied by some central spirit. Our choice.

Some people choose to have spirits of light be their guiding spirit while others choose spirits of darkness. In order to live a fulfilling lifestyle of peace, hope and love I believe it important to choose the spirit/s which are most closely related to the way the universe was created. That is, since the universe was obviously created on a balance with all living things on an equilibrium, the spirit we choose must be the one which created this universe in which we live. That being agape-love. How do we know this? How do we get acquainted with this spirit? Through the Spirit of Truth whom the Christ said he is in John 14:6. Thus, the only way to obtain a true spiritual lifestyle is through the seeking out and living of the Truth which Jesus, the Christ, lived his life to teach us.

So how do we express the God life available within us of agape love? That is what the message of the Christian New Testament which tells of the life of Jesus, the Christ, is all about. It is what my “Maintenance Manuel” and the uncountable books on Christian living is attempting to explain to us. To live with God, agape-love, in control means we see beyond the immediate circumstances which can be affecting our situations and are able to see the God-Spirit within other people  –  whether they know it is there or not. We are able to see this, and say “Namaste’” as the Orientals oft do, and act in a loving way toward that fellow human, even if they do not return such favor to us.

To live a spiritual life is, therefore, not to make an obvious show of being holy. It is not to wear special clothing nor to make long, well prepared public prayers for all to see and hear. It is not even going out on the street corner and shouting, “I am a believer!” – So what? How do you respond when you are under attack, just or unjust? What do you believe when you are ill, broke, or lonely? Are you able to still be happy for your fellow humans when they are experiencing happy events which seem to evade you? Are you still willing to reach out a hand of help to someone who in his or her previous breath was cursing you?

To live a spiritual life, we must study and instill within us the spirit we want most to control us and then to allow that spirit to motivate our every thought, our every move, our very selves. That is what this Web-site is about. We encourage you to read our literature, use these lessons to help you understand better how to live the Christ lifestyle. Follow Genie’s blog for her daily inspirational quotes to help you stay on track toward a spiritual lifestyle. Together we can get to our goal of bringing the light of God into view in this physical universe.



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What IS Freedom?


July. The month when, every year in modern history, when citizens of the U.S. and many others around the world celebrate “freedom.”

Freedom. The very word itself brings a resounding bolt of energy to a person’s soul and electrifies an audience with hope and vitality like few other words can do. It means many things to many people: Hope of being able to express one’s self as an individual, to make one’s own decisions, one’s own choices. Hope to live life peacefully, without unwarranted demands, without enslavement and without forced social behaviors.

Freedom. It’s a dream that the Hebrews had while they were forced to labor in the building of the Egyptian pyramids. It was imagined by the Negro slaves on the American plantations in the eighteenth centuries. And it’s been fought for by multitudes of people throughout the world by people of all races, societies and religious and ethnic heritages. Those who have what is defined as freedom in this world proclaim they would fight furiously to help those who do not have it to obtain it. Perhaps so. It’s been shown repeatedly in modern history where the U.S. and other such countries have gone to battle in recent history to overcome a tyrant and to “free” an enslaved, despondent citizenry. The goal of the battle, at least reportedly, is to set the people of the country on a new course of freedom, helping them to establish a new area of democratic government. If that is done then we are all told to celebrate this new area of freedom in the world. But, is this freedom?

Can “freedom” be adequately described in political terms? That is, can politics explain the many nuances which freedom has comprehensible with all its personal nuances? I think not. First, the term itself is much more than a political word. It is a word with a much greater depth to it than that which politics can begin to encompass. Freedom is a very personal experience. It is an experience which should be available to everyone at any time, but because it allows the individual to indeed be an individual it therefore becomes impossible for any government to be established to demand and control universal citizen freedom.

Democracy has tried. But even democracy has its limitations of controlling an individualistic right for all people which, in essence, gives everyone the universal right to be who and whatever they want to be. The possibilities of choices are just too great. Thus the probabilities of conflict caused by individual freedom increases exponentially with each person added to a country declared to be free. Simply put, if each person were to be able to experience full political and social freedom, then due to the unlimited possibilities of choices available in the Universe and the unmeasurable creativeness of mankind, the possibility of having an open society of “free” people without some form of governmental, societal controls in place would be impossible without setting the stage for sure conflict between people constantly.

That’s what the founders of the United States debated at some length before they decided that the best form of government to be placed over the citizens of such a diverse grouping of people as were gathering on this continent was a democratic form of government whose citizens chose who they wanted to represent them to create and operate their government. Oh similar ideas had been tried before. In places like Assyria, Old Rome, and even tribes of American Indians all tried democratic forms of societies. There were always problems, as is true with any form of man derived forms of government, but most of those societies were stronger and lasted longer than did other forms of government. Why? Simply because they had the support of a citizenry who believed their governments were the best for them, as individuals, as they could be.

But is this freedom? Or is there more to the feeling of being free than just not being “owned” by someone else? Is there more to it than what is in the first ten amendments in the U.S. Constitution declaring the citizen’s rights to form a militia,  worship as one believes best, and other legally defined freedoms?

More? Yes, there is more. But to comprehend this we must step out of the three-dimensional limitations our bodies place us in and look at the possibilities we are all capable of when realizing that we are spiritual beings.

The reason freedom for all people is so difficult to obtain in this world is due to our innate differences. We are each created in such a way that each person is different from the rest. Thus what one person likes, or does not like, is going to be different from the next.

This can cause conflict ranging anywhere form quiet disagreements to violent discussions and possibly fights as we can trace all too easily in our world’s history or even in just looking over our own short lifespans. The question then becomes how do we try to control these diversities in thought in such a way that we can have some form of civility between one another and yet not be taking each other’s own personal freedom from them?

In other words, how do we allow each person the opportunity, the freedom, to express their own individual creativity? Is it possible for everyone to live together on this planet and still be able to live their own creative lifestyle?

Well, just being honest, we have to admit that such a high request as universal creative freedom for all is a rather idealistic one. It would simply be impossible for everyone to have their own way at all times in all places. The universal laws of physics would prevent it – simple as that.

Thus, if you and I decide to be neighbors and you want your house to be painted bubblegum-pink and I love the color blue and think your choice of color is hideous how do we resolve such a neighborly problem if we are both to experience personal freedom? Argue? Take it to court? Come on, get real.

The concept of how to deal with personal freedom was one which the early Christian Church fathers had to contend with all the time. The Jewish priests had taught the concept that in order to have a perfect society then everyone had to follow the set of laws which had been established through the centuries without question. Yet Peter, who Jesus, the Christ of God, taught that it is possible to be free from such laws (which can be said to include our current social customs) and to still have a successful society.

We do this by accepting the idea that we are all indeed different and we do not expect nor even want everyone to be just like us. We rejoice in our differences for this is what adds “color” to our society. That is not to say that we do not need social laws and ethics. But Peter said clearly, “Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.” (1PE 2:18–NIV)

Peter had to face in the early church the same types of issues as do we when it came to the concept of personal freedom. There are many religious leaders teaching today that freedom of faith comes only if you believe the way that they tell you to believe. If you do only the things they tell you to do. They preach that Christ can save a person from the unreasonable demands of the law, but then unwittingly place their followers under a harsher law than that from which they came.

Christ proclaimed that he did not come to “destroy the law” (MAT 5:17). Instead he declared he had come to fulfill it to prove its worth and its value. That law is in reality easy and very logical. It leads to freedom because it leads to the recognition of the rights of all people and how the Universal Laws of God can show all people how to express their own creative lifestyle in a way that it becomes valuable to all. The Apostle Peter stated it quite simply that we should be cautious of those who promise freedom from God’s laws, “They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for ‘people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.’” (2PE 2:19)

Thus be aware of this: A person can live in a country which declares them as being free, but until that person is free from the enslavement of objects, ideas, traditions and other people controlling them, preventing them from serving God as best they see fit, they indeed are not free.

So what is freedom? It is one’s own ability to live life fully in service to our universal creative loving life-force in full consciousness of our personal responsibility to maintain are interrelationships with one another as outlined by the ten commandments of God recorded by Moses. Freedom is the ability to desire to express one’s own personal hopes, dreams and individual desires while recognizing the spirit in all other people, all other living things, and learning to accept their differences as wonderful alternative expressions of our Creator. We must, in short, learn how to honestly be able to say “Namaste” to our family, our neighbor and even the stranger on the street, and mean it; even if that person’s view of what is  beautiful, comfortable or godly is different than ours and interrupts our world view.

Freedom, therefore, is being able to live creatively without undue limitations. But with freedom and its release of the creative spirit within us comes also responsibility. For we must not use our sense of freedom as a license to do harm or to restrict others. Simply put: For anyone to lose their right to be free, legally, socially or otherwise, it causes everyone around that person to lose their freedom also.

Choose to be free and help each other of us to express that freedom. Please make comments to this blog post as to how we can use our freedoms better.


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I AM and a Give Away


Photo Copyright 2018 by R.A. Robbins

Before we met Bob wrote a poem called I AM.

A beautiful limited edition print of this poem was created with artwork by Margaret Nixon and Calligraphy by Jane Van Milligan.  It comes with the printed words with scripture reference on a separate page.

We are conducting a drawing to give a copy of this print to one of our readers.  Please enter the rafflecopter drawing by clicking here.  The drawing ends at 12: AM on June 30 and the winner will announced  on Monday July 2.  But first take a minute to read the words.


The one who was, and is, and is to come, I AM.  Alpha, the beginning, the creator, I AM.

I speak, and the earth is formed, and the light is there; the waters are divided from the dry land, and the light from the darkness.


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A Maintenance Manuel for the Soul?

Ever hear someone say, “If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself”? Well, people are living longer than we ever have in historical records. Are you taking care of your body, your spirit, your soul?

I’ve spent my life trying to learn how to take care of my God given Earthly vehicle called the human body, mind and spirit — the human soul. This book is based on years of research into the spiritual teachings of the world’s religions like Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and others as well as what our modern sciences has proven are ways to improve our health.

We are giving you this book free due to its importance to all of us. All we ask is that you give copies of it to your friends and relatives, without charge.

We hope you find this book helpful in your quest for health and a fulfilling life, I’m looking forward to reading your comments about it and our progress toward building a better world for us all after you have read it. Please leave your comments about the book on this blog post.

Today, June 12, 2018, at 1PM, Genie has scheduled me to talk on Facebook Live about this book and tell you all why I wrote it and why we’re just giving it away. We hope you’ll want to be there.