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"METRON" is an innovative spiritual movement that originated from the ministry of (Bishop) Jim Swilley in the summer of 2014, which brings together the best elements of CHURCH IN THE NOW ("Real People Experiencing the Real God in the Real World"), and connects them with other schools of thought which are of interest to modern spiritual seekers, such as Quantum Physics, The Law(s) of Attraction, Motivational Speaking, and other spiritually relevant concepts...think of the events as sort of 'Ted Talks' meets spirituality...



the METRON Community connects every day online at www.metroncommunity.blogspot.com and

at www.youtube.com/bishinthenow, and

physically meets every Sunday at 11 AM at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Drive in beautiful and historic Midtown Atlanta...30308



METRON (μέτρον) is a Greek word for "measurement" or "sphere of influence", and every Sunday Jim Swilley brings a relevant message to the community that creates an environment for:



M - OTIVATION



E - NLIGHTENMENT



T - RANSCENDENCE



R - ENEWAL



O - OUTREACH



N - ETWORKING



METRON Community also features a Musical Artist of the Month and a Community Outreach of the Month, every month...

Metron Live Jim Swilley

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"METRON" is an innovative spiritual movement that originated from the ministry of (Bishop) Jim Swilley in the summer of 2014, which brings together the best elements of CHURCH IN THE NOW ("Real People Experiencing the Real God in the Real World"), and connects them with other schools of thought which are of interest to modern spiritual seekers, such as Quantum Physics, The Law(s) of Attraction, Motivational Speaking, and other spiritually relevant concepts...think of the events as sort of 'Ted Talks' meets spirituality...



the METRON Community connects every day online at www.metroncommunity.blogspot.com and

at www.youtube.com/bishinthenow, and

physically meets every Sunday at 11 AM at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Drive in beautiful and historic Midtown Atlanta...30308



METRON (μέτρον) is a Greek word for "measurement" or "sphere of influence", and every Sunday Jim Swilley brings a relevant message to the community that creates an environment for:



M - OTIVATION



E - NLIGHTENMENT



T - RANSCENDENCE



R - ENEWAL



O - OUTREACH



N - ETWORKING



METRON Community also features a Musical Artist of the Month and a Community Outreach of the Month, every month...

    3-15-2020 – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN: Meditation, Consciousness, and the Rising of the Daystar in Your Heart, Part III

    3-15-2020 – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN: Meditation, Consciousness, and the Rising of the Daystar in Your Heart, Part III

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Today’s Notes:

    “I won’t hesitate to continually remind you of these truths, even though you are aware of them and are well established in the present measure of truth you have already embraced. And as long as I live I will continue to awaken you with this reminder, since our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has clearly revealed that my departure is near. Indeed, I’m passionate to share these things with you so that you will always remember them after my exodus from this life. We were not retelling some masterfully crafted legend when we informed you of the power and appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we saw his magnificence and splendor unveiled before our very eyes. Yes, Father God lavished upon him radiant glory and honor when his distinct voice spoke out of the realm of majestic glory, endorsing him with these words: This is my cherished Son, marked by my love. All my delight is found in him! And we ourselves heard that voice resound from the heavens while we were with him on the holy mountain. And so we have been given the prophetic word—the written message of the prophets, made more reliable and fully validated by the confirming voice of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. And you will continue to do well if you stay focused on it. For this prophetic message is like a piercing light shining in a gloomy place until the dawning of a new day, when the Morning Star rises in your hearts. You must understand this at the outset: Interpretation of scriptural prophecy requires the Holy Spirit, for it does not originate from someone’s own imagination. No true prophecy comes from human initiative but is inspired by the moving of the Holy Spirit upon those who spoke the message that came from God.”

    (II Peter 1:12-21 – TPT)

    • 54 min
    3-8-2020 – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN: Meditation, Consciousness, and the Rising of the Daystar in Your Heart, Part II

    3-8-2020 – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN: Meditation, Consciousness, and the Rising of the Daystar in Your Heart, Part II

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Today’s Notes:

    I – “We have a fuller confirmation of the message of the prophets. You would do well to pay close attention to this word; it is like a light that shines for you in the darkness of night until the day dawns when the morning star rises in your own hearts.”

    (2 Peter 1:19 – The Voice)

    II – “And so we have been given the prophetic word—the written message of the prophets, made more reliable and fully validated by the confirming voice of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. And you will continue to do well if you stay focused on it. For this prophetic message is like a piercing light shining in a gloomy place until the dawning of a new day, when the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”

    (2 Peter 1:19 – TPT)

    III – meme:

    Two people read the same Bible.

    One sees reasons to love.

    The other reasons to hate.

    One sees unity.

    The other division.

    One finds prejudice

    The other equality.

    One discovers compassion.

    The other indifference.

    One goodwill.

    The other malice.

    Two people, one book. One Book, two views.

    The book is a mirror.

    The reflection is you.

    ~ N.W.

    IV – “For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

    (James 1:23-25 – AMPC)

    V – “It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.”

    ― C. JoyBell C.

    VI – “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are”

    – Anaïs Nin

    VII – “By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.”

    – Paramahansa Yogananda

    • 1 hr 35 min
    03-01-2020 – Part I – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN

    03-01-2020 – Part I – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    3-1-2020 – AWAKENING THE LIGHT WITHIN: Meditation, Consciousness, and the Rising of the Daystar in Your Heart, Part I

    Today’s Notes:

    I – “For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty (grandeur, authority of sovereign power). For when He was invested with honor and glory from God the Father and a voice was borne to Him by the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased and delight, We [actually] heard this voice borne out of heaven, for we were together with Him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving). For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so—it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.”

    (2 Peter 1:16-21 – AMPC)

    II – “A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”

    – Matshona Dhliwayo

    III – “Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.”

    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    IV – “Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”

    ― Sylvia Boorstein

    V – “You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.”

    (Matthew 5:16 – The Voice)

    VI – “You have a unique body and mind, with a particular history and conditioning. No one can offer you a formula for navigating all situations and all states of mind. Only by listening inwardly in a fresh and open way will you discern at any given time what most serves your healing and freedom.”

    ― Tara Brach

    VII – “Through meditation we come to know that we are dying & being reborn in every moment.”

    ― Sharon Salzberg

    • 1 hr 15 min
    2-23-2020 – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: Living, Moving, and Having Your Being in the Supernatural, Part IV

    2-23-2020 – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: Living, Moving, and Having Your Being in the Supernatural, Part IV

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Today’s Notes:

    I – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end….That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].”

    (Ecclesiastes 3:11, 15 – AMPC)

    II – “As we blossom or awaken, we begin to notice there is a force in the world that seems to be operating and leading us into a certain destiny. And it’s very much a kind of detective effort on our own part to figure out what these things mean. The synchronicity is essentially a meaningful coincidence that brings us information at just the right time. While leading us forward, it also feels very inspiring and destined in a way. It feels like we’re on a path of unfolding in our own personal evolution.”

    – James Redfield

    III – “Don’t dismiss the synchronicity of what is happening right now finding its way to your life at just this moment. There are no coincidences in the universe, only convergences of Will, Intent, and Experience.”

    – Neale Donald Walsch

    IV – “There are no accidents or coincidences in life – everything is synchronicity – because everything has a frequency. It’s simply the physics of life and the universe in action.”

    – Rhonda Byrne

    V- “We waste our time waiting for the ideal path to appear. But it never does. Because we forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting. And no, you should not feel more confident before you take the next step. Taking the next step is what gradually builds your confidence.”

    – MarcandAngel

    VI – “This is called synchronicity – a state in which you almost feel as if you are in a collaborative arrangement with fate.”

    – Dr. Wayne Dyer

    • 1 hr 22 min
    2-16-2020 – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: Living, Moving, and Having Your Being in the Supernatural, Part III

    2-16-2020 – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: Living, Moving, and Having Your Being in the Supernatural, Part III

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Today’s Notes:

    I – “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

    (Ecclesiastes 4:12 – NIV)

    II – “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

    (Matthew 18:20 – NKJV)

    III – “This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

    (II Corinthians 13:1 – KJV)

    IV – Quantum Theory

    Around the same time, the world was learning about quantum theory, and the concept of a quantum field, or source plenum, from which all matter arises. With it came evidence that we’re all participants in an observer-based reality, of sorts; that our focused attitudes, intentions, and actions may interact with an unseen mechanism to create our personal and collective reality. It confirmed Jung’s observations, and he referred to this field as unus mundus – a unified world. In this unified world, coincidence is only an indicator of an underlying reality.

    Jung’s observations were based on the rejection of a coincidental, one-dimensional life, and instead, the recognition that we engage in the world in a very complex way through our psyches, our energies, our emotions, and our actions and experiences. Seeing life this way, it becomes less a series of coincidences mixed with our projections and manipulations, and instead of a far more interactive (albeit far more mysterious) experience. Life becomes a unified co-creation that is answering your questions. Life is reflecting to you what it is you need to know.

    – Robert Kopecky

    V – “Continuous creation is to be thought of not only as a series of successive acts of creation but also as the eternal presence of the one creative act.”

    – Carl Jung

    VI – THE SYNCHRONISTIC MODEL

    Jung based the synchronistic model on three characteristics of spiritual potential.

    1. MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCE

    Random events happen sometimes with very specific, personal meaning.

    2. CAUSAL CONNECTION

    Despite there being no apparent material cause and effect, there is an undeniably profound personal significance, and so an apparently intentional connection at play.

    3. LUMINOSITY

    The indication that all of this happens within a kind of shared field of divinity, in communion with a greater whole. Across most life experiences, these three aspects actually do work to describe something that happens in everyone’s life, even though no one knows exactly how.

    VII – “In every moment, the Universe is whispering to you. You’re constantly surrounded by signs, coincidences, and synchronicities, all aimed at propelling you in the direction of your destiny.”

    – Denise Linn

    • 1 hr 16 min
    02-09-2020 – Part II – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: …

    02-09-2020 – Part II – SYNCHRONICITY AND SPIRIT: …

    Today’s notes:

    I – “…for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

    (Acts 17:28 – NKJV)

    II – In this verse, Paul quotes a poem called Cretica by Epimenides, a Cretian poet, where Minos, the king of Crete and son of Zeus, addresses Zeus as follows:

    “They fashioned a tomb for thee, O holy and high one–

    The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies!

    But thou are not dead. Thou livest and abidest forever,

    For in thee we live and move and have our being.”

    ~Epimenides’ Cretica

    This poem is also quoted in Acts 17:28:

    “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”

    The last part of Acts 17:28 also quotes Aratus’ Phaenomena, which states in part:

    “From Zeus let us begin; him do we mortals never leave unnamed; full of Zeus are all the streets and all the market-places of men; full is the sea and the havens thereof; always we all have need of Zeus. For we are also his offspring; and he in his kindness unto men giveth favourable signs and wakeneth the people to work, reminding them of livelihood…”

    III – “Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous.”

    – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    IV – SYNCHRONICITY: The coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (such as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung. It happens to everyone sooner or later: A certain number pops up wherever you go; an old friend you haven’t seen in 20 years since high school appears the same day you’re looking at her picture in a yearbook; you’re singing a song and turn on the radio – and the same song is playing. Such coincidences, here described by Thomas Ropp in the Arizona Republic, March 29,1999, are examples of synchronicity. The concept is linked to the psychology of Carl Jung. Jung didn’t coin the word (the “simultaneousness” sense of “synchronicity” was already in use), but he gave it special importance in his writings. Jung believed that such “meaningful coincidences” play an important role in our lives. Today, some people even look to synchronicities for spiritual guidance.

    – Merriam-Webster

    V – “The problem with the 11:11 Phenomenon is getting anybody interested in it that hasn’t experienced it themselves. Other phenomena, such as U.F.Os or crop circles, are able to be seen. We can debate them. But seeing and being guided by 11:11 is hard to convey to those uninitiated in its ways.”

    – Harry Whitewolf

    VI – “Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.”

    ― Carl Jung

    VII – Syncronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well.

    – Jean Shinoda Bolen

    • 1 hr 8 min

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