Spiral of Light Dispels Shadow In People And Nations


Notice the Spiral of Light emanating from the individual, as well as from the many aspects of refracted color proceeding from the infinity of light.

“Let there be light!” This is the first reality in the Cosmos. From its initial blast of existence in the third dimension, infinite light manifests proving the Universal Law of Light as a continuous radiance through high-powered energy and resulting generation of light. This same light also emanates from within humankind in every country on Earth. This exact same light has the ability to calm all man-made chaos in every country on the face of this planet.

Light enlightens everything and everyone in its path. Notice how light dispels shadow and darkness. Dark shadows disappear in the presence of light. Shadow always follows light, just as the sunset casts a shadow of tree on the ground, with light on one side of the tree and shadow behind it. Yet shadow is cast out by light when it illuminates void of obstacles. Light is also the answer to obstacles.

Light spirals and whirls throughout all of nature, as can be seen in rushing water passing through twists and turns in the mighty river. Light explodes in myriad refractions when it bounces off crystal orbs hanging from rearview mirrors. Rainbows are generated in the happy marriage of mist and light. This spiral of life also is used by all human beings for knowledge, understanding, empathy, compassion, problem solving, making life-saving treaties, common sense, bi-partisanship, and all other endeavors seeking to work for the benefit of all civilizations.

The first light also manifests in the vibrational frequency of the sound of “OM” from the oldest known literary work of the Rig Veda. OM symbolizes a beginning and a female divine energy. It is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical text of Vedanta philosophy.

Notice breath is the connection to the Soul. When we stop breathing, our Soul goes back to the energy of God. Breathe in the life of wisdom each day of your life.

OM is also associated with Cosmic Sound, or Something Divine. It is the result of the generation of light. OM, also known as AUM, corresponds to the three stages of Cosmic Creation. When it is read or said, it vibrationally celebrates the creative powers of the infinite Universe.

These are Universal Laws, principles that always work for the uplifting of society. However, within humankind is also the gift of freedom and free will. This can be seen in every country’s politics on the earth when people become blinded by their own greed, power, and ego. It is one of life’s lessons that allows the dysfunction, oppression, and degradation of the humanity it promises to deliver from the very bondage they create.

Nationalism divides rather than unifies. Patriotism at the exclusion of any other national border and civilization also divides. It always has since the drop into time on Earth. There is a way to co-exist peacefully on planet Earth.

We observe the current the bombing between Israel and Palestine, the United States in trying to suppress voters, and racial inequality worldwide capturing our attention. It is free will choice of leaders to either work with the powerful light within them, or shut out the light by the strangulation of human rights. It is just as easily and quickly possible to switch to treating others the way we wish to be treated. Denying the reality that problems exist in our lives and in our nations is not the way to solve any problem. Peaceful intelligence, empathy, and compassion for everyone in the human race is the answer.

It is easy to point the fingers at “the other side” of any issue. But the reality is, the world will be a better place in which to live if we all do our peaceful part to be better human beings.

Notice how even a small light illuminates a dark room. That is how each one of us can begin, or begin again to shine our light of peaceful freedom achieved by sending positive messages to those who run our governments. It’s like a snowball growing little by little until it becomes large enough to be the bottom of a very large snowman.

There will always be dark in every corner of our one world we all live in. This is our life-long challenge. We do not need to be overcome by depression, gloomy moods, or render ourselves out of commission due to the negative thoughts, words, or actions someone else, or something else.

Instead, call on the light within you, the inspiration, the enthusiasm, the innovation, the possibility to turn the tide of conversation from dark to light. Rather than continuing to harp on the negative things we see happening, let us be beacons of light, like the lighthouse at the precipice of a rocky shore.

We shed light each time we seek to build up as opposed to tearing down. Finding common ground using common sense brings light into the situation, allowing for the brainstorming of innovative and novel approaches to solutions.

Within our own personal lives, we have much power to have a good day or a bad day. Stop blaming everyone and everything else for the troubles that befall each of us, and you will see a dramatic turnabout in the course of the day, or situation.

Problem solving does not happen by concentrating on the problem. Problem solving happens by concentrating on a host of numerous solutions.

Be the light which you wish to see in the world. It is contagious. Do not give up. This Earth and everyone on it is too precious to destroy by our own inaction.

Be a beacon of light right where you are. Begin with your thoughts. Dismiss dark and negative energies from your thoughts. Your thoughts do not think you. You think your thoughts. You are the boss of you, not negative energies. Light a candle, grid your property with crystals, cleanse the spaces where you live, increase your vibrational frequencies by what you read and what you allow yourself to hear. Help those in need.

There but for the grace of God go I.

Namaste

If Your Politics Or Religion Turns Violent You Worship The Wrong god


In the face of violent insurrection, Jesus was humble in the garden, even healing the high priest’s servant’s ear, did not fight during his scourging at the pillar, crowing with thorns, carrying the cross, nor at his crucifixion. Jesus taught love over hate, peace over conflict, and prayer as his example to heal.

“Come Holy Spirit to us, your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send for your Spirit and we shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of your Spirit, instruct the hearts of your faithful, inspire in us that we may be we be wise and ever rejoice in his consolations, though Christ our Lord. Amen.” Prayer to the Holy Spirit

It has been almost one month since January 6, 2o21, when the United States Capitol building was breached by an angry mob of domestic terrorists, many in the name of God and their version of justice. They did not realize the false liar god they were following was not God, Almighty Father of Jesus, and Creator of all that is. You can tell them by their fruits.

When the other disciples, along with Peter, James and John who had accompanied Jesus into the Garden of Gethsemane saw the High priest servant and soldiers who had come to arrest Jesus, they exclaimed, “Lord, should we fight? We have brought swords!”

But Jesus said, “No more of this.” Peter had just slashed off the ear of the high priest’s servant. Instead, Jesus touched the man’s ear and healed him. Luke 22:49-51

We know this account of the final hours of the life of Jesus. Peter had pledged his allegiance to Jesus, yet in the courtyard of the high priest’s home, he denies Jesus. Peter goes off and weeps with sorrow for not staying true to Jesus, and God, his Father.

Again we see Jesus teaching us in his example, to stay true to God, his and our Almighty Father, in the midst of mob rebellion over them hearing words they did not agree with. Jesus simply spoke the truth which Pilate, the Roman governor, and Herod Antipas heard. Herod is present because Galilee was under Herod’s jurisdiction, and Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at the time.

Just like in yesterday’s post titled “The Battle Of Good And Evil Was Not A One Time Battle ~ Requires Spiritual Warfare In The Face Of Evil mentions Satan seeking a sign of performance, this time Herod wants to see Jesus perform a miracle on command. As we know, that does not happen, even though such a sign might have saved Jesus’ life temporarily. Jesus is handed over to be crucified.

You would think that in these desperate days of conflict, disagreement and disunity, we could justify hating and harming those who do not believe as we do, not just in the United States of America, but everywhere in the world.

We could hide our thoughts, words, and actions under the umbrella of politics as a misguided effort to subvert the will of the people, only listening to one-side of the issue, conjuring lies and disinformation as if it is real, and have these lies and conspiracies fall out of powerful and influential mouths. Because of their source, these lies and conspiracies are then touted by all forms of media, still to this day.

Or we could hide our thoughts, words, and actions under the umbrella of our religion. We may have thought we could have plausible deniability if we say the priest, minister, or other guru pontificated the lies and conspiracies of what was actually happening, and guided us into hateful, prideful, and illegal actions, including murder.

But who really is King Liar throughout all history, before Jesus Christ, and after?

Every single one of us is responsible for our own thoughts, words, and actions. Not one of us is perfect. We make mistakes large and small. We sin. I know that is an unpopular word these days, but we do. There are times we have fallen victim to evil, followed evil inclinations, listened to the wrong advise whispered in our ears, minds, or hearts. We can point fingers at others all over the place. I have found the best place to start is with ourselves.

Today’s legal systems will handle the loss of lives through murderous actions of misguided men and women. That is not up to you and me, the common person, to decide and/or act on, other than to correct our own part in this tragedy. There is a higher justice we are answerable to at the end of our lives. It is not the court of popular opinion, Republican, nor Democratic belief.

Obviously Jesus Christ is not a Republican, nor a Democrat. If he was anything in today’s division of political and religious belief, he would certainly be a bleeding-heart liberal. He’s the one who gave instructions that if someone slaps you on one cheek that we offer the other cheek as well; that if someone demands our coat that we also give him the shirt off our backs; and the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would like them to do to you.

If you find you have been caught up in Satan’s web of lies and conspiracies, you are not alone. Continuing down the wrong road, going against the words of Jesus, will not get you where you are going. Admit your failings. Repent. Begin again to only think, speak and act in ways of love and peace.

Don’t forget, Satan’s web of lies are attractive. There is just enough half-truth in them to tickle your mind, heart, and actions. For example, Democrats say everyone has a right to their own body – particularly women. However they do not believe nor promote that the person in the womb equally has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Likewise, Republicans do believe that the person in the womb has the right to life. Yet, they believe in unconscionably harming human life outside of the womb in the middle and lower classes by unethically pouring trillions of dollars to the wealthiest among them, which never trickles down. This has promoted the worst economy, people losing their homes, standing in huge food lines, and dying from the worst pandemic this nation has ever seen. This is due to the lies that COVID-19 is not real, or worst yet, allowing millions of its citizens to die in the misguided notion that having people get COVID-19 will cause Herd Immunity. The vaccine is what will cause Herd Immunity.

It is odd that the GOP pretends to stand as a noble group with religious backing, while inciting their rank and file, stirring the pot of anger, hate and destruction, the tools of Satan. His works here in the United States and worldwide are painfully obvious.

Let us all readjust regardless of what political, religious, spiritual, or non-political/religious side we are on.

Use the tools of faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. Love is the fertile ground of unity on which to build a better future for tomorrow.

God Bless Everyone Everywhere

The Eagles ~ Hole In The World ~ New Year Wishes


Hole In The World by The Eagles

God Bless Everyone Everywhere

What Do Mithra And Jesus Have In Common? December 25


What do Mithra (also known as Mithras) and Jesus have in common? The answer is December 25, Mithra’s birthday. When was Jesus really born?

Many solar deities were flourishing in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Europe prior to the days of Jesus and Christianity. In Rome, Mithra (or Mithras) worship was the predominant religion. Mithra was originally the Vedic God Mitra, one of the twelve Adityas of the Rig Veda, the worship of whom reached Rome through Persia, Asia Minor and Syria.  He was the symbol of friendship, light, transparency, and justice, because he used to be invoked in various treaties. In Persia he was called Mithra.  There his birthday became December 25 and the festival of ShabeYaldaa was his birthday celebration. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus (nearly 2500yrs ago) mentions this festival was the biggest in Persia at that time. In the Zoroastrian religion, Mithra was considered as the mediator between the highest God Ahura Mazda and humanity.

It was believed Mithra would lead the dead to heaven, resurrect the dead, will judge the humanity on the last day of the world etc. (His role as the judge on the last day comes from Zoroastrian faith as Hindus have no day of judgment).  Mithra worship was present in the Middle East at least 3000 years ago as can be seen from the famous Hittite-Mittiani treaty in which he is invoked. In Syria Mithraism arrived well before the turn of the Common Era (AD/CE).

The counter part of Julius Caesar in Syria was Mithradetus (meaning the justice of Mithra).  It was believed that the Syrian sea pirates brought Mithra worship into Rome. In Rome he underwent further transformation. Mithras was born on December 25 by emerging from a rock (born of the virgin- Earth), a birth attended by shepherds. As an adult, he hunted for a sacred bull, captured, and dragged it into a cave where he slayed it with a short sword. They thought from the bull’s blood and semen arose grain (also attributed to the god Saturn) and the general vitality of nature. An inscription in the Santa Prisca Mithraeum on the Aventine in Rome says, “You saved us by shedding the eternal blood.” (Of course, the blood was of the bull; not of Mithra). There is not enough extant literature about Roman Mithraism, most likely because the church would have destroyed them when it got power.

Almost all we know today is based on the interpretation by modern scholars from reliefs, sculptures, and paintings on surviving monuments, mostly in the Mithraea (Mithraic sanctuaries). Mithraism reigned in Rome for about five centuries ending in the 4th century CE. Several hundred Mithraic monuments were found in Rome (Coarelli, 1979). Adapted for Roman taste, the most popular Romanized form of Mithraism was Sol Invictus, the Unconquerable Sun, whose re-birth was celebrated as the climax of the mid-winter Saturnalia, on December 25. Saturnalia honored the “good old days” when the god Saturn ruled a supposed “Golden Age”, and there were no masters and no slaves, and everything was easy.

The pagan celebration of Saturnalia first began as a harvest and agriculture celebration on December 17, to give thanks to the god Saturn. With the popularity of the Mithra celebrations, the revelry of Saturnalia was decided to be extended through December 25, and later through the New Year in the Gregorian Calendar.

For the first three centuries of Christianity’s existence, the birth of Jesus Christ was not celebrated at all. The Christian religion’s most significant holidays were Epiphany on January 6, which commemorated the arrival of the Magi after Jesus’ birth, and Easter, which celebrated Jesus’ resurrection. The first official mention of December 25 as a holiday honoring Jesus’ birthday appears in an early Roman calendar from 336 A.D. Notice this is also around the time when the popular pagan Mithra celebrations of feasting, frolicking, orgies and in some cases, murder took place.

Remember in 2 Kings 17:17 that this was at the time they had child sacrifice, as if sacrificing their first-born children in the fires in the pagan, ziggurat temple could possibly take away their sins or could be used as a bargaining chip for good fortune for themselves.

That is when it was decided to extend the celebration, from December 17, the feast day honoring the god Saturn, who they revered since they thought Saturn brought them a bountiful harvest, and combine the revelry past December 25, the pagan feast day of Mithra, the god of light, and into the New Year.

The bible does not mention Jesus’ exact birthday, and the Nativity story contains conflicting clues. For instance, the presence of shepherds and their sheep suggest a spring or fall birth. When church officials settled on December 25 at the end of the third century, they likely wanted the date to coincide with existing pagan festivals honoring Saturn (the Roman god of agriculture) on December 17, and Mithra (the Persian god of light) on his birthday which was celebrated between December 22 and 25, placed on the shortest, darkest day of the year, the Winter Solstice. That way, it became easier to convince Rome’s pagan subjects to accept Christianity as the empire’s official religion. They could then celebrate the Son God rather than the Sun god.

Some, including the Puritans of colonial New England, even banned its observance of Christmas because they viewed its traditions—the offering of gifts and decorating trees, for example—as linked to paganism. Check out Jeremiah 10:1-4. Here we have the first biblical account of cutting down “Christmas” trees, nailing them up so they do not fall over in their homes, and decorating them with ornaments of silver and gold. Jeremiah 10:5-10 talks about the pagan Winter Solstice celebrations as idols and how they cannot replace the One, True God. Jeremiah 7:18 condemns the pagan practice of baking cakes for the queen of heaven.

The pagan Emperor Constantine worshiped the sun god Mithra. Constantine is the one who decided to put the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. Constantine only became a Christian on his deathbed. Roman pontiffs followed Constantine’s lead in 354 AD. Bishop Liberius of Rome ordered the people to celebrate on December 25. We see the mixing of the good seed with the bad, or pagan and Christian worshipping a god and The God of all Creation on the same day, in this example.

In the early days of the United States, celebrating Christmas was considered a British custom and fell out of style following the American Revolution. It was not until 1870 that Christmas became a federal holiday.

God Bless Everyone Everywhere

Ignorance Is A Nightmare ~ Wake Up From Forgetfulness ~ Paradise


“Initially, the All, the Eternity of aeons or eternal realms, existed inside the Father, who was so vast and unfathomable that they were unable to perceive him. Because of this, ignorance, anguish, and terror took hold of the aeons; Error was produced instead of truth, and on this illusive basis the world was created as a solidification of ignorance and fear, a ‘fog.'” Einar Thomassen in the Introduction to The Gospel of Truth, the third tractate of Codex I of THE NAG HAMMADI SCRIPTURES – THE REVISED AND UPDATED TRANSLATION OF SACRED GNOSTIC TEXTS

So much of what we have been taught, or learned along the way, has been in error, since error was with us from the very beginning; with the wheat being mixed with the weeds in the field of humanity.

Where is Truth?
What is Truth?
Who is Truth?

For the answer to these questions, I went to The Gospel of Truth.

“The work of the Savior was not only to bring knowledge to earthly humans, but also to rectify the cosmic error. He revealed the unknown Father to the aeons and gave them a proper, harmonious relationship to their originator. Although the Savior is a historical person, is identified with Jesus, he (Christ) is also from a higher and more fundamental perspective, the Son, the Word, and the Name of the Father; he is the first emanation, who manifests the Father to the aeons and causes them to come into being as perfect beings. Thus the redemption of humanity effected by Jesus in this world is part of, and reflects, a larger process of cosmic scale and ontological significance, a process by which the aeons are properly brought into being and given knowledge about the Father. The discourse in The Gospel of Truth moves back and forth between the two levels, between the historical and the mythical, and one gets the impression that blurring the distinction between them is a deliberate strategy of the writer.” Einar Thomassen

First of all, this cosmic error is not the error of human beings.

“The Word, moreover is the Son, who reveals the Father, replacing ignorance with knowledge and dispersion with unity – in short, deficiency with fullness.” Einar Thomassen

Unity and fullness are themes within the pages of this work. It refers to ’emptiness’ and ‘fullness.’ We can recognize this when we say someone is too ‘full’ of themselves. It is hard to teach anyone anything when they are too ‘full.’ It is only when they ’empty’ some of this pride, or ignorance, or limitation, can they then be ‘filled’ with accurate knowledge. Imagine that glass filled to the brim, not able to take in one more drop, until it is emptied, and therefore be filled again, only this time with more substance.

We often do this when we learn something new. College students may do this when they learn something new, as if their parents or others who have not gone off to college, do not know it, when in fact, they have learned these principles, only in other ways. We may also do this with many things, including the religion we were brought up with. It is as if people who were not brought up in this “one and only true religion,” which ever that is, are the only ones who have the “truth;” until we dare to continue learning, emptying ourselves of ego and limitation, and allow ourselves to learn from others. There is so much more yet to learn. It is said that if all the words of Jesus were written down, there would not be enough books in the world to hold them. There is more that Jesus told us that what the scalpled, altered and selected scriptures today’s current Bible holds.

The Gospel of Truth explains “the cosmic existence as a nightmarish dream, whose unreal nature is understood only when the dreamer wakes up.” Einar Thomassen

IGNORANCE IS A NIGHTMARE

“So it is with those who cast off ignorance from themselves like sleep. They do not consider it to be anything, nor do they regard its features as real, but they put them aside like a dream in the night and understand the knowledge of the Father to be the dawn. This is how each person acts while in ignorance, as if asleep, and this is how a person comes to knowledge, as if awakened. Good for one who comes to himself and awakens. And blessed is one who has opened the eyes of the blind.” The Gospel of Truth, 28,32-30,23

THE BELOVED SON REVEALS WHAT IS NEW

“He appeared, informing them of the Father, the illimitable, and he inspired them with the thought (the thought of the Father), doing his will. Many received the light and turned to him. But material people were strangers to him and did not discern his appearance or recognize him. For he came in the likeness of the flesh, and nothing blocked his way, for incurruptability cannot be grasped. Moreover, while saying new things and speaking about what is in the Father’s heart, he produced the faultless Word. Light spoke through his mouth and his voice brought forth life. He gave them thought and understanding and mercy and salvation and the spirit of strength from the Father’s infinity and sweetness. He made punishments and afflictions cease, for they caused those in need of mercy to stray from him in error and bondage. He destroyed them with might and confounded them with knowledge.

“He became a way for those who strayed,
knowledge for those who were ignorant,
discovery for those who sought,
support for those who tremble,
purity for those who were defiled.” The Gospel of Truth, 30,23-31,35

DO THE FATHER’S WILL

“Focus your attention upon yourselves. Do not focus your attention upon other things – this is, what you have cast away from yourselves. … Do not strengthen what stands in your way, what is collapsing, to support it. …” The Gospel of Truth, 33,1-32

THE FATHER RESTORES FULLNESS

“This the Word (Logos) of the gospel about the discovery of fullness, for those who await salvation coming from above. … Their hope, … the light in which there is no shadow. … Deficiency of matter is not from the infinity of the Father, who came to give time to deficiency. … The Father’s depth is profound, and the thought of error is not with him. It is something that has fallen, (fallen angels – the Original Sin is of the fallen angels – not humans, and our actual Creation – which is not what modern Bible’s teach because of the agenda of  the control systems they wish to promote), and something that can readily be set upright through the discovery of the one who has come to what he would restore. …

“This restoration is called repentance. The reason that the incurruptible beathed out and followed after the one who sinned was so that the sinner might find rest. Forgiveness is what remains for the light in deficiency, the Word of Fullness. … This is what it means to discover the light of truth that has shone toward a person: it is unchangeable. …

“Because of the coming of Christ (Annointed One) it was said openly, ‘Seek, and the troubled will be restored, and he will annoint them with ointment.’ The ointment is the mercy of the Father, who will have mercy on them, and those annointed are the perfect. …” The Gospel of Truth, 34,34-36,35

THE FATHER KNOWS HIS PLANTS IN PARADISE

“He is good. He knows his plants because he planted them in his paradise. And his paradise is his place of rest. Paradise is the perfection within the Father’s thought, and the plants are the words of his meditation. Each of his words is the product of his will and the revelation of his speech. …

“… The end is the recognition of him who is hidden, and he is the Father, from whom the beginning has come and to whom all will return who have come from him. They have appeared for the glory and joy of his name.” The Gospel of Truth, 36,35-38,6

THE NAME OF THE FATHER IS THE SON

“The Name of the Father is the Son. In the beginning he gave a name to the one who came from him, while he remained the same, and conceived him as a Son. He gave him his Name, which belonged to him. All that exists with the Father belongs to him. … Yet the Father’s Name is not pronounced; it is revealed through a Son, and the Name is great. …”

THE PLACE OF REST

” … All the emanations from the Father are fullness, and all his emanations find their root in the one who caused them all to grow from himself. … They all appeared so that through their own thought (they might be perfected).

“They who “possess something of this immeasurable majesty from above, as they await that unique and perfect One who is a Mother to them. And they do not go down to the underworld, nor do they have envy or groaning, nor is death with them. They rest in one who rests, and they are not weary or confused about truth.

“They are truth. The Father is in them and they are in the Father, perfect, inseparable from him who is truly good. They lack nothing at all but are at rest, fresh in spirit. They will harken to their root and be involved with concerns in which they may find their root and do no harm to their souls. …

” … They appear in truth dwelling in true and eternal life, and they speak of the perfect light filled with the Father’s seed, which is in his heart and in the fullness … For he is good, and his children are perfect and worthy of his Name. Children like this the Father loves.” The Gospel of Truth, 41,3-43,24

Yes, as human beings we can use our free will to choose less than good. We can sin against good. Jesus came as a bridge, as the Light of eternal Life. Jesus came to show us mercy from the Father, so that we can learn how to forgive ourselves and others. There is no need to forever beat our hearts, minds and souls into humanly contrived guilt and subserviance. Jesus came to show us the path to the Light and Love of Eternal Life, which begins here and now, right where you are.

Namaste

Who Cares Why? Part I


I am an international holistic health counselor/practitioner, using this blog as a 1 Who Cares Whyworldwide outreach since its inception in 2012, and a 2005 graduate of the American Institute of Holistic Health & Wellness, studying under Dr. Dolores Seymour, director of the school and author of WHO CARES WHY.

The American Institute of Holistic Health & Wellness is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Professionals, and the National Accreditation and Certification Board. This is a lifetime and international certification. I have studied extensively in the fields of holistic health in mind, body and spirit which naturally includes counseling on all life issues, and bodywork.

This blog addresses mental health, physical health and spiritual health. There are drugless therapies that work very well most of the time when applied, and have no chemical side effects, obviously, except when they are not followed.

4 Lin Massage ClinicI am trained in M.I.N.D.S. Holistic Alternative Psychology, with an emphasis on methods, individualized plans of action, fostering the ability of the individual to reach his or her highest potential physically, emotionally and spiritually; with advanced perspectives of positive personal growth, changing attitudes from negative to positive; enhancing intuition and self-discovery through creative endeavors, and improving health as impacted by psychological states.

I work with M.I.N.D.S. Wellness & Body/Mind Consciousness, which features positive self-analysis/awareness, self-control development programs, conditioning the healing mind, controlling mood swings, anxiety, avoiding depression and raising self-esteem to its highest level.

M.I.N.D.S. Meta-Psychology is person centered rather than technically oriented, and focuses on psychological health, consciousness, human possibilities, and challenges of body, mind and spiritual development. A person cannot heal in any program void of attention to their own spiritual development. As a matter of fact, many mental and physical ailments can be rooted when spiritual sickness is at the root of the problem.

I am a former member of the Branford Hall Career Institute Advisory Board; and former owner of The Massage Clinic, LLC which had four offices in Connecticut.

I am a retired certified Qigong instructor (2011), teaching Qigong healing and breathing applications for levels 1, 2 and 3. Qigong is a 4,000 year old Chinese medicine practice that moves “chi,” the life giving energy of the body. The health-promoting effects of Qigong are:

1) Improves the motion of blood, warms the blood and enhances whole body circulation.
2) Stimulates appetite, sexual function, assimilation of nutrients and digestion/elimination.
3) Accelerates metabolism, weight loss, decreases need for sleep.
4) Bolsters the immune system by reducing cortisol, a known inhibitor of cytokine production.
5) Develops dexterity, reflexes, and prevents osteoporosis in clinical studies.
6) Opens arteries allowing greater brain-based microcirculation to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
7) Enhances mental acuity, focus and concentration. The Qi (chi, life force, prana) draws focus and trains the mind.
8) Helps us to calm down, relax and become more peaceful.
9) Focuses mental, physical and spiritual energies together as one.

This particular Qigong Class included a food component, tying the energy of food to the energy of Qigong, and using food as medicine. Chemical medications attempt to mimic the benefits and properties of organic plant life, including fruits and vegetables and using their stems, spores and seeds. Clinical studies have been done on so many diseases, like diabetes, which can be reversed by eating certain foods high in phytochemicals. I wish to share the information I have learned about how foods work to heal our bodies.

I am a 2001 graduate of the DoveStar Institute of Holistic Technology of New Hampshire. I am now retired from bodywork, focusing on my online outreach to the world through this blog, Enlightenment Ministry.

This blog is my legacy, a healing gift to the world in need of hope, kindness, empathy, compassion, encouragement, truth, forgiveness, faith, and love. I am here for you if you need me. Please feel free to leave a comment or question, and I will get back to you, free of charge. Click on the gray COMMENT word at the top left of any post to leave a comment or ask a question, and I will respond to you. Enlightenment Ministry is my healing gift to the world so much in need of healing at this time. There is much we can do to help ourselves to feel better mentally, emotionally, psychologically, physically, and even spiritually.

Mind, body, spirit healing involves these three legs of the wellness tripod. If one of these legs of the mind, body, spirit is missing, your tripod, which reflects your total wellness, will topple over. Each of us needs a life in balance to be whole.

Here is a bit more about my personal and educational history. While my five children were growing up, I initiated the first Girl Scout troop in Hopedale, MA, and served as a member of Hopedale Girl’s Softball Board of Directors.

I was co-chairman with the elementary school principal on the school council’s 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act. When I was not allowed to bring in a curriculum including ethics in light of the elementary school’s sex education program, (since the school already taught ethics on school yard behavior and how to interact with students and teachers), at the request of many parents, I decided to write The Virtue of Virtues, to help parents in teaching virtues and moral character education to their children. The Virtue of Virtues is now available to all home schools, Catholic CCD and Christian programs, as well as to parents and anyone wishing to re-discover The Virtue of Virtues worldwide.

The single most constant in my life is God, Father of Jesus Christ. All glory, praise and honor to God, the Father of All Creation, through His Son, Jesus Christ, who gifts us all with His Holy Spirit. My motto in my high school yearbook was, “With God, all things are possible.”

I have had a close walk with God since I was a very young child, attending daily Mass with my mother ever since I could walk to Mass with her. I think I might have been the only five-year-old who loved Holy Hour, because I loved feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit when we prayed. God has answered my most impossible prayers. For a while I thought I would become a nun, but five children, 12 grandchildren later, and caring for six foster children in the middle of all of them in their younger years, showed me a different path for my life.

I hold a teacher training certificate as well as a Master Catechist certification from the Worcester Diocese in the Catholic Church.

I have taught religious education to all ages including preparation for First Holy Communion, First Penance, Confirmation and Bible studies for adults for over 50 years, and am the author of The Virtue of Virtues, subtitled A CCD TEXTBOOK, second printing is now available both in softcover and eBook at:

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I taught The Virtue of Virtues in CCD classes as part of the 6th grade Catholic curriculums. However, The Virtue of Virtues is perfect for grades five through eight. It was first published in 1999. It is now out for its second printing from iUniverse Publishers.

Within the Catholic Church, I attended a Women’s Cursillo including Leader’s School often giving the Study Talk on Cursillo Weekends. I have attended Life In The Spirit Retreats, Marriage Encounter, and led women’s and group retreats. I also became a supernumerary within Opus Dei, a personal prelature under the direct auspice of the Pope, before I left to study all religions, to better understand all humanity much better.

I am also the author of MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS, subtitled Christmas Unlocked. This book goes back in time to the days of Old Sturbridge Village (1830’s), starting at the Christmas by Candlelight celebration in real time, back to the days of the Underground Railroad, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, and back further to the days of Noah and the Nephilim, and to the days of the birth of Jesus. It is available at:

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I am a former feature writer and news correspondent for The Milford Daily News, and Laconia Daily Sun. I am also published in the book, “More Weddings, Funerals And Rites of Passage,” subtitled “More Sample Ceremonies for Celebrants, Officiate and Ministers” by Rev. Amy E. Long. I am among the contributing authors.

God Bless You All

“Points of Light” ~ by Randy Travis ~ We All Need This Song Now


“Point of Light” is a song written by Don Schlitz and Thom Schuyler, and recorded by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was released in May 1991 as the lead-off single from his album High Lonesome. It was his twenty-first single overall. It charted at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and hit #1 on the Canadian RPM country Tracks chart.

Let us all be points of light in each other’s lives.

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Free Holistic Health Counseling Sessions ~ Learn To Be Happy Now ~ Part IV of IV


When we look at what is going on with COVID-19 across the globe, how on earth are we do put into practice the very things advocated by Dr. Dolores Seymour? There seems to be a contagion sweeping the globe with sickness, death and destruction in its wake. Is it possible to regain our mental health, even daring to be happy and choosing to be like the Phoenix rising?

Yes, we can.

We all have the freedom to have our own thoughts. No one in any country across this pmabeautiful earth can take your very own thoughts away from you. Each of us has the God-given right to have our own thoughts. It is how we choose to manifest them that can either help or hurt us.

Let us start right where we are in our corner of the world, to choose to transform sadness into happiness, challenges into opportunity, mourning and loss into faith, hope and love. Let us choose to be courageous and kind.

I hope you have enjoyed this series.

God Bless

Free Holistic Health Counseling Sessions ~ Psychological Stress Evaluation ~ Part I of IV


I am a July 7, 2005 graduate of the American Institute of Health and Wellness, with Dr. Dolores Seymour, Msc.D., Ph.D., director. She is also the author of “Who Cares Why?” As my part in helping with dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic, I am posting this four part series by Dr. Dolores Seymour. Her words are just as true today as the day she spoke them in 2015. Please feel free to ask questions by clicking on the comment section to the upper left of this post. I will respond to you.

When I took the Holistic Practitioner and Counselor Certification Course taught by Dr. Seymour, I discovered a kindred spirit, one who knew and taught that we are not the victims of our lives, but the masters of our destinies, including how we decide to go about our lives. I hope you enjoy this four part series, although short in length, is profound in the ability to change your life for the positive, in spite of current realities we all face. It is possible to reduce stress, and even prevent it altogether.

There is a way to de-stress.

You are more powerful than you realize.

I helped over 5,000 of the 8,000 individual client appointments to my business, The Massage Clinic, which had offices in Stratford, Milford, Orange and West Haven, CT in the eight years there prior to my retirement. In those years, I also hired a total of nine other therapists. I built my business on the foundation of positive solutions for all life issues, relieving stress, anxiety, fear, panic attacks and depression, as well as health in mind, body and spirit.

You cannot go wrong listening to and putting into practice the mental health and psychological skills taught by Dr. Seymour here, by myself here in this blog, and as I counseled at The Massage Clinic.

Have a beautiful day!

God Bless You All

 

Warnings From Heaven by VCatholic.com


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Suppose you happen to hear somebody saying; “Men have prepared the virus of death and my poor children will experience great sufferings. There will be no barriers to contain its advance”, what would be your immediate response? I am asking this question in the present context of coronavirus spreading like wildfire. I am not going deep into the question of where the virus originated from. Whatever be the true reason behind the outbreak of the pandemic, one thing is sure, the spread of virus was a manmade disaster. Geographical barriers cannot stop its spread.

After seeing the relentless advance of COVID-19, most of you will agree that the initialMary Warnings statement was surely a warning message from heaven. What you guessed is correct. It was a warning from heaven about the outbreak of a deadly disease in the world. But I need to add something more. The message was given to a man in Brazil by Our Lady Queen of Peace 15 years ago. To be precise, it was message number 2594 given by Mother Mary to Pedro Regis of Brazil on October 25, 2005! Perhaps some among us has read about it somewhere, sometime earlier but forgot it over time.

When we see the doors of churches shut all over the world and priests finding it difficult to offer Holy Mass and the faithful lamenting about not getting the Blessed Sacrament, we may wonder how unexpectedly these things happened. It was not in our wildest dreams that we would not be allowed to enter our parish church and attend Holy Mass. But it happened. When we were sitting complacent, thinking that everything was going well, it fell like a bolt from the blue. There was no warning, it was so unexpected, you may think. Now read the following:

“An order will be given and the doors will be shut. Those who are consecrated will not be permitted to fulfill their duties and the faithful will weep and lament.” It is not from the newspapers of the past week. It was a message given to Pedro Regis (message no 2990) on 04/29/2008!

When COVID-19 spread from one nation to another, remember this message of our Mother. “Now is the time of the great tribulations. An epidemic will spread to various nations and my poor children will experience a heavy cross” (message no 2626 dated 10, 1, 2006).

When we see Italy struggling with COVID-19 and the death toll crossing 16,000, remember Our Lady’s message no 3807 of April 16, 2013; “Death will pass through Italia and my poor children will carry a heavy cross. Similar events will occur in Lima.”

When I skimmed through the messages for preparing this article, one thing that caught my attention was that certain messages were repeated multiple times. They were messages about the importance of sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Confession. Every message was a call for holding on to sacraments so as to get the strength to tide over the period of trials. And the second most repeated messages were related to the impending time of trials. Our Lady has been giving us warnings for the past many years.

The third most repeated messages are about the need to be faithful to the true magisterium of the Church. Our Lady has warned that efforts are on to change the teachings of the Church with an ulterior motive. Everything will be done in the guise of good intentions. Beware, we should not fall prey to such gimmicks.

One thing special about the messages given to Pedro Regis by Our Lady of Peace at Anguera was that specific places were mentioned on many occasions. For example; difficult times for Kenya (2594), Great suffering from Karachi (2602), Columbia stumbling and drinking the cup of pain (2602), Kosovo to be in ruins (2605), Naples living the anguish of a prisoner (2614), Cyprus going into suffering ( 2617), Malta shedding tears for its children (2617), Rome losing glory and fame (2622), throne of Peter to fall (2622), screams of help from Bethlehem (4829), messages about Bologna in Italy (4871) etc.

Believe me, I have picked around a hundred messages only at random from a total of more than 4800. If I could catch the names of the above places when I rushed through these hundred odd messages, imagine how elaborate are the messages Our Lady gives us.

Details about Pedro Regis and the messages he received from Our Lady are available in apelosurgentes.com.br. While going through the messages, what struck me most was the similarity or rather repetition of the messages Our Lady gave to humankind in La Salette ( 1846), Lourdes (1858), Fathima (1917), Amsterdam (1945), Monte Chiari ( 1947), Garabandhal ( 1961), Akitha ( 1973) and Medjugorje(1981) with those given to Pedro Regis.

Our Lady is the Virgin of the Revelation. She opens the secrets of prophecies for her children. This is to enable them to wage relentless war against the devil and his minions in the end times. That is exactly the reason why the devil is so angry with us. ‘Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus’ ( Rev. 12;17).

Satan – that ancient dragon – knows what is going to happen in the immediate future. He also knows that Mary’s children have got the gift of discernment from the Holy Spirit. It is difficult for him to ensnare them like other gullible and credulous men and women.

That is why we need our Mother’s help now. She will reveal the inner meanings of every signs of the times so that her children are not caught unawares.

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God Bless

What Was Mary Doing During The First Holy Week? ~ Part I


How must Jesus have prepared His mother for His Passion, Death and Resurrection?

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The Glorification of Mary by Botticelli
They had a connection like no other mother and child. Their experience was out of this world. It involved Pure Love, the Holy Spirit, overshadowing Mary as a 16-year-old virgin.

What first catches my attention is the 16-year-old virgin. What was Mary’s origin? Who really is this mother of Jesus?

This post is written from the perspective of a mother, which I can identify with since I am the mother of five adult children, and grandmother of 12 beautiful grandchildren. However, Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is not me. Mary had a very unique beginning. Mary was a pure and holy child.

“Joachim and Anne were the (maternal) grandparents of Jesus, but they were very old before God sent them Our Blessed Mother as a child. Joachim and Anne were rich and faithful Jews. Each year at the Temple, before Mary was born to them, Joachim made his offering to make up for his sins. One day when Joachim made his offering, the Jewish elders said to him, ‘It is not right for you to offer first gifts, for you have begotten no offspring in Israel.’

“Joachim was very sad and went to the desert to fast and pray. Anne also prayed in her home. There was no greater misfortune for a Jewish person than to be childless. Anne promised God, if He would send her a child, she would bring it up in the faith. She also promised God the child would serve Him all the days of its life. God heard the prayers of Joachim and Anne and sent them a baby girl, Mary.

“In gratitude for the blessing of a daughter, Joachim and Anne brought Mary to the Temple when she was around three years old. At the Temple she was accepted into a special group of virgins, consecrated to God, and received spiritual lessons.

“The desires of the world, vanity, immodest dress and sin never touched her pure soul. She was preserved virginal, body and soul, so that she would be the loving, pure, first “tabernacle” of Jesus, God-made man on earth.

“Mary treasured her purity and her virginity. Even when God sent Jesus to her, and she was married to Joseph, Mary was filled with all the fruits of the Holy Spirit.” Taken from The Virtue of Virtues, Chapter III

In The Holy Bible Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Luke 1:26-36 says, “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

“He will be great, and will be called
the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him
the throne of his Father
David,
and he will reign over the house of
Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there will be
no end.”

“And Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I have no husband?’

“And the angel said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.’

“And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Gabriel presents the plan of God, the Almighty Father of heaven and earth, yet Gabriel waits for Mary to consider in her mind and use her free will to answer. She meditates for a moment, then says, yes: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”

It is popular these days to say we believe in angels, but what would we do if an angel spoke to us? More than an angel is celebrated this Holy Week. Jesus is reaching from heaven into your and my heart, reminding all of us what He has done for all humankind, even those who do not yet know Him, and those so busy denying Him that there seems to be no room, as in the stable of His birth, in the corners of human hearts. But here is Jesus, still knocking at the door of our hearts, minds and voices. He meets us right where we are, beckoning us to come just a bit closer, and closer still.

Mary and Jesus share a deep Love of God, the Father of both of them. Mary is referred to as Spouse of God through the Holy Spirit. Jesus shares His Blessed Mother with us while He was on the Cross. John 19:26-27 says, “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved (John) standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour on the disciple took her to his home.” The Holy Bible Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

After the training from a very early age at the Temple, Our Blessed Mother was taught and knew the scriptures of old told of the suffering servant, the Savior of the world to come as promised, the Messiah. Many women of that day were awaiting the arrival of the Savior, however they understood that to mean. Some thought an earthly king. But Our Blessed Mother remained pure in her heart, not weighed down by ego nor fantasy.

In the next upcoming posts, we can place ourselves at these scenes as we pray and meditate, watching as the child of faith that we are, how Our Blessed Mother responds to the events of Holy Week, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, until the culmination of victory over the Cross on Easter Sunday.

We will see Mary receive the first-hand knowledge of the risen Jesus Christ on the word of John, with whom she is now living. There is so much more to say than this post can hold. It will continue tomorrow, Good Friday.

Upon investigation, every culture claims the name, Mary. The name, Mary, seems to have its roots in Aramaic and Hebrew. According to Wikipedia:

“The name was early etymologized as containing the Hebrew root mr “bitter” (cf. myrrh), or mry “rebellious”. St. Jerome (writing c. 390), following Eusebius of Caesarea, translates the name as “drop of the sea” (stilla maris in Latin), from Hebrew מר mar “drop” (cf. Isaias 40:15) and ים yam “sea”. This translation was subsequently rendered stella maris (“star of the sea”) due to scribal error, whence Our Lady’s title Star of the Sea. Rashi, an 11th-century Jewish commentator on the Bible, wrote that the name was given to the sister of Moses because of the Egyptians’ harsh treatment of Jews in Egypt. Rashi wrote that the Israelites lived in Egypt for 210 years, including 86 years of cruel enslavement that began at the time Moses’ elder sister was born. Therefore, the girl was called Miriam, because the Egyptians made life bitter (מַר, mar) for her people.”

God Bless

He Died And Met God ~ And He Wasn’t Ready …


 

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The Virtue of Virtues ~ Second Printing ~ Perfect for Grades Five Through Eight


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When sex education classes were introduced into public school systems across the 9781532094613_pap.inddUnited States of America back in the 1990s, I had parents asking me to write a book to help parents and their sixth grade children, so they could have a more value-based teaching to present to their young ones. I also had a sixth grader coming through the school at that time, and other of my children to follow. I agreed and authored The Virtue of Virtues, which I taught at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Hopedale, Massachusetts, in the Diocese of Worcester.

Some of the sex education textbooks I’d seen in public schools asked the sixth grade children when was the last time they had sex, and promoted products on the best condoms and gels to use for their own protection. While using the best condoms and the best gels might be beneficial to preventing them from getting certain diseases, the premise that all the sixth graders were having sex was inaccurate. Not only was it inaccurate, it was undermining what many parents had been, and to this day, are teaching about morality. Schools were usurping parental authority on what morals ought to be taught to their children.

Schools across the country had D.A.R.E.  ~ Just Say No Programs to help students combat the drug and alcohol epidemic sweeping through schools of all kinds of socio-economic status. But when it came to underage kids being sexually active, there were no protections put in place for those children who did not want to, or choose not to have sex. Teaching about condoms, gels and abortions as the means to prevent unwanted pregnancies was apparently the way to go.

What about the sexually abused student? Would condoms, gels and abortions be the remedy for them if they got pregnant?

What about the 12-year-old girl or boy who did not want to have sex with another student, teacher, or other adult? Would condoms, gels and abortions be the remedy for these students as well?

Of course not.

I attended the next school council meeting in order to present parent concerns over these issues. However, peer pressure does not only stop with children in school. It became apparent that sex education classes were here to stay. What the school council did decide to do was to go along with the newly created Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. The Town of Hopedale voted me in as one of the 2 parents in the town. On that civic board, I was voted in as co-chairperson along with the elementary school principal.

At the first board meeting, I suggested that part of the education reform ought to include a course on ethics to go along with the sex education program. In that way, children without a voice would be able to use the program (which was yet to be written) to better be able to stand up for themselves and not be pushed into going along with the crowd if they did not want to go along with them. The free will of the children was being usurped.

“We need to have a course on ethics to go along with the sex education program,” I said to the board.

“But whose ethics would we teach?” was the quick comeback from the school principal.

I realized at that moment that this public school would not allow certain ethics or particular kinds of morality to be taught in the public schools. They did teach not to steal other children’s lunch money, not to fight on the playground, and not to disrespect the teacher, but somehow teaching about the morality of protecting their own person as being private to each student was beyond the comprehension.

Morality as a subject in the public school curriculum was not addressed.

That’s when I knew had to write The Virtue of Virtues. It is a grade five – eight, virtue-based morality curriculum designed to be incorporated into existing CCD parish programs. I taught it to sixth-graders.  The seven lessons may be taught once each month during the CCD year or in a seven-week block from October to December at the start of the CCD year. Both methods have proven to be successful.

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Parents can also use this organized approach to teach virtues to their children, since The Virtue of Virtues may be taught one hour each night for one week, once a week for seven weeks, or once a month for seven months. Parents have the opportunity to teach their children individually or in a comfortable setting with other parents and children.

My job since 1977 to that point was writing for a newspaper, The Milford Daily News (under the name Linda Kearsley), as a correspondent and feature story writer for the neighboring Town of Mendon. I decided to answer the six questions every reporter needs to ask for a complete story: What?, Why?, How?, When?, Who? and Where?.
The What? section of each chapter refers to a current day fiction story, which deals with the lesson theme, and is followed by the Why? section that asks questions. How? is a written activity. When? opens the scriptures for the students, while Who? illustrates the message is meant for them. Each lesson concludes with Where? calling students to act out their faith here and now.

This book is written with much love for our youth. Each of the seven lessons leads children to seek out God, who loves them, and to live out the virtues, as a way of returning their love for God.

The seven chapters are:

1. Theological Virtues
A. Faith
B. Hope
C. Love

2. Cardinal Virtues
A. Prudence
B. Justice
C. Fortitude
D. Temperance

3. Fruits Of The Holy Spirit
A. Charity (Love)
B. Joy
C. Peace
D. Patience
E. Kindness
F. Goodness
G. Endurance
H. Mildness
I. Faith
J. Modesty
K. Restraint
L. Chastity

4. Seven Capital Sins
A. Pride
B. Covetousness
C. Lust
D. Anger
E. Gluttony
F. Envy
G. Sloth

5. The Opposite Virtues
A. Humility
B. Generosity
C. Chastity
D. Meekness
E. Temperance
F. Brotherly Love
G. Diligence

6. Friendship
A. Mutual Respect
B. Sincerity
C. Loyalty
D. Faithfulness
E. Honesty
F. Purity
G. Self-esteem

7. Decision Making
A. Free Will
B. Coercion
C. Responsibility
D. Exploitation
E. Peer Pressure
F. Character

Teacher’s Objectives for each class are explained in the Appendix. Parents will also benefit from the Appendix at the conclusion of the book, which includes references to today’s Catechism of the Catholic Church dealing with virtues.

If there ever was a time when moral courage was on trial, it is today. We can do much to foster virtues in our youth, and in the process, strengthen these same virtues within ourselves. Virtues are the first stepping stones leading to mature character development.

Let us not shy away from teaching virtues to our children. Not one of us is perfect. We begin, or begin again, right where we are. Let us bloom where we are planted, in the garden of our homes, families, neighborhoods and parishes. This is a positive step we can take to instill wholesome goodness in a world in want and need of virtues.

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Soften The Cutting Edges Of Your Thoughts ~ Words ~ Actions


*Please remember to join in the July-August 2019 Meditation And Prayer Intervention currently taking place worldwide. Scroll down to view the study showing the real time effects of meditation and prayer in Washington, D.C. and how it reduced homicide, rape and assault crime by 48 percent.

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Our thoughts, words and actions matter. We have spent our lives figuring out who we are and what we stand for. If we do not stand up for injustice and cruelty when we see it, we will stand for anything. It is as if we do not take a stand and ignore the problem, it will go away. We say, “It’s not my fault. I did not do that.”

On one hand, we get so distracted. We have our daily lives, our families, schedules, jobs and balancing the checkbook, if we even have enough cash to balance, that most of us simply want to get to the end of the day without any more bother.

Over the years we form our patterns, our judgments. The more we think a certain way, the more solidified it gets wired into our brains. Our judgments are supported by those who think the way we do. This can be life affirming when our ideals match empathetic, compassionate and loving lifestyles.

However, there are times when our judgments turn harsh. People have done us wrong. We have been hurt by others. We got fired, lost our homes and ability to provide for our families. We get bitter. That is when we gravitate to a “scarcity mentality,” thoughts like, “If I give to others, there won’t be enough for me.” Or, “I have to work, let them get a job,” without fully realizing that there are not available jobs out there without having to work more than one job to get a living wage. Or we think, “That will never happen again.” Worse yet, some people think, “I do not care what happens to others. I’ve got enough problems of my own.” When this happens we form our harsh judgments the same way an ice skater sharpens the blades of their ice skates.

Harsh thoughts, words and actions cut with the same precision as sharp ice skate blades on ice. It hurts. Harsh, cruel and/or racist thoughts and words hurt as much as the actions themselves.

The hurt can be compared to continuing to tighten down the bolts on any project beyond the hold that it needs will strip either the bolt or break the thing the bolt is supposed to be fastened to. Our judgments do this in our lives just as much as our thoughtlessness, careless words and inaction. We use our judgment on what we think is important to decide to change our thoughts to something more pleasant, keep silent, or do nothing. These are what is known as sins of omission when we could have thought more about a situation, said something, or done something to help or turn the tide of thought in our home, neighborhood, country or in the world.

Silence is not golden. Silence is agreement.

We are all accountable for our own thoughts, words and actions. No one makes us do anything. We are not the puppets of other people. When it fits us, we own up to our thoughts, words and actions. When it doesn’t suit us, we blame others as if others made us think, say or do a thing. That’s when we turn three years old and blame everyone and everything else on why we thought, said or did a particular action.

I say we are not puppets of other people. That is true of course, unless we have sold our soul for the greed of money, illicit sexual encounters with underage youth, or a host of other self-serving material goals we wish to remain hidden.

Is money the bottom line making any resulting action alright, even if the action is morally bankrupt?

Is any and everything to be accepted as long as we made $10, $100, $100, $10,000 or a million extra dollars last year?

What is the acceptable code of conduct we hold ourselves to?

It matters.

Now is the time to soften the edges of our harsh judgments. Matthew 7:1 says, “Stop judging!” We need to pay attention to the beatitudes Jesus taught in Matthew 5.

This judging thing is a two-edged sword. We can and often do make good, life-sustaining judgments, improve quality of life judgments for everyone, not just ourselves and those in the upper class financial bracket, save the planet with environmentally friendly judgments, and the like. However, we can easily deceive ourselves and others. Pay attention to the heart. Stop judging refers to quitting the thoughts and opinions that divide people, and cause us to think in “us vs. them” roles as if we are better than others. Stopping judging others will help us to drop intolerance, hate speech and becoming desensitized and heartlessly robotic.

Racism is not a valid opinion. Racism is a hate crime.

We can get numb from the sensory overload of the constant wear and tear of being good, standing up for good or doing the right thing in love as Jesus taught. Jesus never said to not take care of people depending on the situation. Jesus taught us this lesson when he gave the parable of the good Samaritan.

History has a habit of repeating itself. The world has turned a blind eye once before, becoming desensitized to racism, intolerance, hate speech and humanity’s life and death struggle.

Now is the time to soften the edges of our harsh opinions, statements and actions before history repeats itself. Jesus never promoted war, weapons, killing, nor non-forgiveness.

We are all 100 percent responsible for all of the plights and conditions in the world. We are all in the condition we are in by our own thoughts, words and actions. We can also improve all the plights and conditions in the world by our thoughts, words and actions when we united our hearts, minds and voices with Jesus of Nazareth, praying to his heavenly Father.

We have all made mistakes in the past. We got it so wrong that God sent his Son to show us how to live better. Let us remember the peaceful, loving solutions that Jesus gave us as the way of how best to live.

RELATIONSHIP RECIPE ~ LOVE CAKE


Make this out of love, with love, for love. It works every time. The only time it does not See the source imagework is if the key ingredient, love, is missing.

Make sure to use a clean, clear bowl, otherwise you will be using a batter with residual past relationship and past ideas with lingering effects still inside the bowl.

Start with assumption-free flour finely ground from the Assumption-Free Flower. By using Assumption-Free Flower, you will be eliminating the infectious bugs of the pre-existing jumping to the wrong conclusions disease.

Add only fresh eggs. Using bad eggs includes negativity into your delicate batter. Be on the watch for bad eggs and discard them immediately. The negativity from bad eggs can come from wrong information, wrong assumptions and harmful gossip from others. This will ruin your cake.

Don’t forget to use only the best baking rising ingredient, that of the powered form of Positive Expectation. Positive Expectation carries no lower vibration of doubt or failure. Positive Expectation only sees the truth of the cake you want to make.

Flavor this Love Cake with the mix of sprinkles of truth, honesty and integrity. This mix clears the cake of all erroneous, ulterior motives from slipping into your cake.

This is truly a magnificent Love Cake.

Combine these ingredients with the pure nectar of Love. Be generous with this ingredient. You can never use too much Love. It covers all other mistakes you might make while putting this tender but delicious cake together.

Only use a wisk to mix your batter. Using anything else to beat up your cake batter will result in flopping your Love Cake. Remember it is a tender, precious cake, and must be handled with the utmost care. While using this wisk, remember not to allow anyone else to add any other lesser ingredients to your Love Cake. This is your Love Cake.

Bake for the rest of your life at the perfect degree of your loving heart. Do not take the Love Cake out when it is half-baked. This is important. Thinking we know better than what this recipe calls for is a recipe for disaster.

Top your Love Cake off the icing of your pure intentions. Where appropriate, drizzle on forgiving wrong assumptions by yourself and others, and deep understanding so as to arrive at the best Love Cake you can make. Most importantly, drop the grandstanding from the pedestal of people pleasing in certain groups, and the ego from the hard lines taken from false evidence appearing real (FEAR). Color this icing with humor, joy and empathy.

This is the perfect recipe for Love Cake. Enjoy!

BECOMING MORE AUTHENTIC


Standing in your own personal power is not always easy in the face of others strong earth eyeopinions, expectations that do not feel like a choice to us and very often, emotional blackmail, the withholding of love or acceptance with a person or group unless we bend our will and personal power to that of others. Whether it is relationships, employment, politics or anything else, there seems to be a chink in our armor at times when it comes to us saying what we actually mean. If we are going to evolve into a more authentic version of our best selves, we need to continue to grow this character side of ourselves. What is the culprit that lies in wait for us in our weaker moments? The answer is FEAR.

By now everyone knows that “fear” stands for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” How do you like being duped? That is what fear does to us. It also robs us of our integrity.

It might seem that there are those of us who have absolutely no fear when it comes to saying exactly what they mean, or doing what needs to be done, in spite of the approval of others. But notice how they do this. It is often done in a revolutionary way, over dramatic, loud and over the top. There might even be some bullying involved and certainly no compassion. This is the response of a lesser human, a person not fully developed, one who is still on the road to achieving personal power. Such actions and reactions reveal holes in the personal development. They are not there yet.

How do the introverted, shy person and the loud, obnoxious one get to the same goal of mature personal development, strong in their own personal power effectively?

Effectively is the key word here. We can always remain hidden in our inner selves never allowing this part of us to show on the outside. Or, we can always remain in the loud with our over-bearing personality. But if we are to be effective and authentic to ourselves and others, we need to find a better way to communicate than what has not been working for us in the past.

If we were to reflect the inner integrity of our inner self upon the outer self that everyone sees and hears, how do we cross this personal bridge that has never or often been crossed?

There are some steps we can take to make progress in becoming a more authentic version of ourselves without engaging in obnoxious behaviors.

First, consciously drop the fear, all fear. The ego does not like this part. The insane ego likes the drama, the attention, the selfish notion that the ego needs fear to feed upon. This is exactly what fear does. It feeds the ego. Realize right now that we do not need to feed the wolf of your ego fear anymore. Recognize that from now on, we are going to feed our egos love, love without conditions. Once our egos feels the nourishment from love, the egos will relax and not feel like they went on a starvation diet. The ego is the ego, part of the fight or flight part of the body to keep us alive. But the ego does not need to only feed on fear. This part is a life long learning process, which sadly sometimes takes an entire lifetime to finally learn. Just know that it is possible to take a shortcut in this realization. It is conscious awareness in choosing LOVE over FEAR every time that accomplishes this task.

Second, we need to be ourselves. This might sound stupid. Aren’t we always being our selves? No, so very many times we are not. We don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, we don’t mind putting ourselves out while others do not (Oh, really?!), yes, we will work 80 hours a week and we will love it too, so thankful to have a job and all (Oh, really?!), and the list goes on. If we were to say what we really need to say, what would we say? We need to find the words that match what is on the inside of us with the outside of us. I truly believe this is part of the reason so many men (and women too!) are going bald these days. It is extremely stressful to keep stuffing our truth down our own throats.

Third, we need to stop beating ourselves up. Our history is our history and has brought us this far. Begin right here, right now. Drop attitudes. There is no benefit to being a doormat nor hateful. There is no need to justify ourselves. We are here. We count. We matter. We are worthy to be the best human we can be. We were born here on this planet like every other person born on this planet, no matter what country we live in, or family we were born into, rich or poor. We each matter, all of us are the same. There is no class distinction between human beings no matter what other humans fearful of losing their position try to tell us. The more we walk out of fear, the more we will begin to see how fear controls others.

Fourth, we need to accept ourselves inside and out, no matter what. Living a life to please other people is living a lie. Sooner or later our inner selves revolt. Why not start right now, or start again to LOVE ourselves right where we are, for better or worse. There is no human being alive who has not made mistakes. It is what we do. We are not perfect. Perfectionism is not something to try to attain. That is one of the chinks in the armor and sinks more than one of us along the road of life. Accepting flaws, then working on them when it occurs to us to do so can lead us to a life of more awareness and a life more fully lived.

The more we love ourselves and others, the more we allow more light and inspiration in. This is all part of love. It is hard to separate love and light. When we pray, we connect to the light and love of God. When we meditate, we connect to the light and love of the One Source of All. We become enlightened. Connect to this One Love.

We cannot be more authentic, speak our truth, or walk in integrity without matching our outside self with our inside self, and vice versa. When we do this, we will find peace, a balance in life that we have been searching for all our lives. It is freedom for the soul which has been trying to express itself. We can make this transformation with the grace and dignity with which all human beings are born.

 

NEVER MAKE A DECISION OUT OF FEAR ~ EVIL ONLY TAKES ROOT WHEN ENOUGH GOOD PEOPLE DO NOTHING


When making decisions about next steps to take, there are many valid considerations toSee the source image ponder, but fear ought never be one of them. Fear should never tie us into knots. Whether it is in our personal lives, or civic, educational, financial, moral or even political futures to be weighed, decisions need to be made from a basis of intelligent information, goals to be attained, moving towards where we want to go. Decisions focusing on what we do not want, moving in a direction we do not want to go, or fear of something happening is the worst foundation of any decision.

Solid foundations to base any decision on include desires made from the highest goals with the most love of all people, support of life for all people, fairness and integrity of all people, for the up-building of all people.

See the source imageMaking decisions in life can seem so confusing, as if there are so many possible sides to consider. There is a way to streamline the thinking process and step off the merry-go-round of “spin.” Governments do this. People do this. Both usually have their own agendas. “Spin” does not help you. You know what your goal is. Focus on your goal.

First, stop thinking of all the fear-based thoughts surrounding the issue. Focusing on what you do not want keeps you focusing on what you don’t want.

Second, list all of the positive benefits leading to your end goal. Write down as many as come to your mind without dismissing any positive benefit.

Third, do not allow any influences to give you negative input in the guise of “looking at both side.” You can kindly inform them that they can make their decisions that way if they wish, but this is your decision. Do not listen to anyone who tries to instill fear.

Fourth, map out the steps you need to take to accomplish your goal unhindered by negative thoughts or negative people.

These steps might seem like common sense, but so often we give away our own personal power to someone or something else. All too often we cave in to fear, fear of this happening, fear of counter-attack, fear of loss of popularity, fear of judgment, fear of failure, or even fear of success, fear, fear, fear. The list goes on.

Imagine a country who only wanted the best for all people with no fear; to be a haven for war-torn countries with no fear; to have the means and opportunity to feed the poor and shelter the homeless with no fear; to build and repair roads and bridges with no fear; generate more technologies and innovation for the health of the future in all countries with no fear.

Imagine a person, who despite past failure, gets up and tries yet again to realize a dream fulfilled, based on their hopes and life-giving qualities, until their goal comes to a life of its own.

Imagine a world with a goal of peace, mutual cooperation with multiple benefits to all citizens in all countries.

We are living in a time where we have a host of positive plausible possibilities, in our personal lives, in our communities, in our states and in our countries. We need to tip the scales of thinking good, saying good, being good, and doing good.

Evil only takes root when enough good people do nothing.

BEST THANKSGIVING STUFFING ~ NO BREAD ~ GLUTEN FREE ~ DELICIOUS!


Here’s  my own version of a healthy, weightloss recipe, turkey and vegetable stuffing that tastes like stuffing, without any bread!

Healthy turkey dinner with no bread stuffing!

What do you do if you are cutting back on white processed foods, like flour and processed sugar, and you still want to cook a turkey dinner? I’ve tried. It’s just not the same without the bread or cornbread stuffing, until now.

I recommend an organic, free range turkey and organic vegetables. Throw away the high cholesterol turkey organ meats.

Saute one large onion, two large stalks of celery, 4 large or 6 small carrots (not baby carrots), and one large parsnip in 2 tablespoons of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” or “Earth Balance” butter substitute, add more if vegetables stick. Season with 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp poultry seasoning. I used herbs from our herb garden: 4 large leaves of sage, 4 tall stems of creeping thyme, and several Rosemary leaves, chopped. Fresh herbs are very fragrant and I think, smell and taste better, but dried herbs will also do. This tastes amazing like the flavor of stuffing, without the bread.

Cut another large onion in quarters and place in the large cavity of the turkey. Add a large spring of sage, several springs of thyme and rosemary in the cavity.

Spread “Earth Balance Butter” on the outside of the turkey, and under the skin if you can. Season the ouside of the turkey with pepper and salt. I also used fresh cut up herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary on top of the outside of the turkey.

This is my own recipe, which I found to be surprizingly good as a substitute for those of us trying to make stuffing without bread and fatty meats.

Happy cooking.

Namaste

A WORD ABOUT CRYSTALS ~ A MEDITATION


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You are made in the image and likeness of God, through the breath of Divine Love and Light of Holy Spirit BEFORE you choose any particular religion, cause, politics, diet, exercise or job. You are the temple of God here on earth..

A Goddess Gaia Meditation ~

Welcome. Walk with me through this meditation as I guide you into perceptions and understandings we all have in common. Think of when you were first created. I shared properties with you to give you strength and make you whole: magnesium, copper, nickel, gold, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, acerbic acid, acerola fruit extract, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin, calcium, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, riboflavin, corn dextrin, cellulose, thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, iodine, zinc, selenium, chromium, choline, inositol, and most lately, co Q10 among other things in your daily vitamins. You’re welcome.

Yes, you are made partly of me, which is why some of you refer to me as Mother Earth. We are more connected than you know.

We both have breath. You have the breath given to you by our Divine Spirit. I breathe through the four winds. I share with you the gift of the trees, transmuting your out breaths of carbon dioxide, use that to my benefit, and release back to you pure oxygen for your benefit. We share this wonderful, life-giving synergy necessary for the both of us to live.

You have your physical body and your aura. I have my physical body and my aura. Deep within my molten iron core my electromagnetic field is generated, affecting all of your compasses on earth and affecting aircraft tens of thousands of feet above my in my aura.

I have a never ending source of refreshing water for you in my streams, lakes, rivers and oceans on my body. The water cycle that takes place in my aura continues to assist you in clouds, gentle rain showers, and at times when my chi is out of balance, in torrential downpours and floods. We need to remain in balance my friends, for the most optimal health of both of us.

Do not ever be afraid. First let me stop there and let me repeat. Do not ever be afraid. But now to continue, do not ever be afraid to allow me to transmute negative energies for you. That is part of my job for you. I can transmute any and all negativity for you. I AM enough. I Am that I Am, also made living and thriving in Divine Love and Divine Light, born of Holy Spirit, God’s active force. This is all part of the ascension process. No this is not a burden. I filter the negative and discordant energies that you send down to the earth through my many layers of crystalline earth, soil, rock, heat and cold. I transmute the negative thoughts, emotions, moods, feelings, attachments that no longer serve you, words and actions when you relate them to me through your meditations, prayers and healing sessions with each other.

Let me say a word more about this transmuting job of mine. How to say this so you will understand? I say what I am about to say in pure love, love without conditions, love without judgments. This brings me to the point exactly. I Am not in need of saving. I Am not afraid. I have been home to humans and fallen angels and their Nephilim children for a time and have been through many ice ages that Mother-Father God, our Source, saw fit to destroy, for your greater good. I have created your beautiful mountains through the otherwise destructive forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. Let me repeat. I AM not in need of saving. I have withstood the horrors of atomic and nuclear weapons upon my surface and in my aura. You see first hand how when the pollution careless humans trash my body with, that I do recover just fine when homeostasis returns to me through the actions of loving, caring and nurturing humans. For this I thank you very much.

However, I do not wish to see you waste your energy needlessly in stopping the things that ought to be stopped. You would greatly further your cause if you focus on continuing to grow your love without conditions and your love without judgments. Work on dropping judgments. Even Jesus tells you in your Bibles in Matthew 7:1, “Stop judging!” You will see if you work in this way, you will make easier and further progress.

You are crystalline in nature. I AM crystalline in nature. You body is crystalline in nature because water is crystalline in nature and you are made up of water. So is your blood. Put a drop of your blood under a microscope and you will see the crystal shapes, yes, the geometric shapes of the crystals of which they are made, even your flesh. Just look at your skin under a magnifying glass. There is no escaping this fact.

You can be programmed. I can be programmed. The crystals within both of us can be programmed. You have done a wonderful job for the betterment of humankind using crystals in your technologies like microwave ovens (although I might caution a word of using them to heat or cook your food as they distort the molecular structure of the foods you ingest), your electric car starters, your computers, laptops and cell phones, etc.

You think you cannot be programmed? There are numerous religions, causes, politics, diets, exercises, and jobs, just to name a few, who use programming techniques. Become aware of systems that use repetition to reinforce their unholy agendas. They feed on you first giving your personal power over to them, as in the erroneous thinking that only they have the right and only way to truth, or saving, or what needs to be done on my body, planet Earth.  Some of these “programs” actually use brainwashing techniques which many people are unaware of because it starts out so subtle, making some semblance of truth, or made up with only a sliver of truth in it.

If you ever feel confused about this programming you may have inadvertently fallen into, or even if you succumbed to the programming of others with your full knowledge and consent, then discover they really do not deliver what they promise, or you wake up one day to the fact that there is no distance between you and your God and that you do not need a third party, no matter who or what it is to roadblock you; just come out in nature wherever you can and release what no longer serves you. You can add your tears to my waters. You can forgive yourself in my nurturing presence and I will transmute  self delusion into self empowerment.

I can assist you in raising you from the lower vibrations of failure, self-doubt, lack of self-esteem to the radiant self the Divine Love and Light gave you by virtue of your God-given spirit, your very own God particle. How do I do this?

My gift to you are the crystals that grow beneath my surface, and in some case can be found on my surface. All of life has vibrational energies in them. Even your chemical medicines are imitations of the remedies of the nature that I lovingly provide. You will gravitate to the ones you need.

Cleanse them from the trauma of their creation within the earth and from the processes they go through before they come to you. Raise them to the highest vibration of Divine Love and Light possible. Then you program them for your use. If you do not know how to do this, find a therapist who can do this for you, or take a crystal class so you can do this yourself.

We are in this together. No victims here, not me and certainly not you. It all begins with an awareness. Notice your feelings. Feelings are not right or wrong. They just are. Feelings are the way to know if you are on the right path or not. If questions persist in the path you have chosen and it becomes the path you no longer wish to take, it is all up to you to go in the direction you wish to go. You have free will. No one can take it from you unless you give your free will away to someone or something. If you do, you always can use your very own free will that the good God above gave you, reclaim it, and begin again.

I hope this helps.

Much Divine Love and Light,

Goddess Gaia

NAMASTE

 

 

 

 

ENTHUSIAM IS POWER ~ ENTHUSIAM HEALS


pmaEnthusiasm is power. Enthusiasm is inspiration. Enthusiasm concentrates and feeds the powers of the mind, and gives them wings of action. Enthusiasm is the magic emotion that transforms negative into positive emotions. Enthusiasm heals.

 

Enthusiasm is one of the greatest assets every member of the human race has at her or his fingertips. The effects of enthusiasm are stronger than money, power and influence.

Enthusiasm tramples over prejudice and opposition, spurns inaction, is the offspring of motive, and is faith in action.

Enthusiasm lifts the mind and heart, allowing Light and Love to overflow where formerly stagnant negativity dewlt.

Enthusiasm is dynamic, a burning desire, and a force to be reckoned with.

Enthusiasm steps up the vibrations of thought and alerts the imagination.

Enthusiasm takes the drudgery out of labor.

Enthusiasm gives a pleasing, convincing color to the tone of voice, adds attractiveness to your personality, inspires self-confidence, and aids in the maintenance of sound health.

Enthusiasm is a radiation of our spirit and it’s twin, our will, and is closely related to Infinite Intelligence.

Enthusiasm is the action factor of thought.

Enthusiasm does not mix with fear, envy, greed, jealousy, doubt, revenge, hatred, intolerance and procrastination.

Enthusiasm thrives only on positive thoughts and actions.

Enthusiasm inspires personal initiative, dispels physical fatigue, and overcomes laziness.

Enthusiasm, will power and persistance are triplets that give us sustained action with a minimum loss of physical energy.

Enthusiasm is positive mental attitute in action.

Enthusiasm is related to every faculty of the mind, and is the action-producing factor.

Enthusiasm arouses the subconscious mind to greater activity, inspiring it to project itself deeply into the reservoirs of Infinite Intelligence, where the answers to all human problems exist.

These excepts are taken from “Science Of Success,” by Napoleon Hill.

Namaste

SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY


Speaking our mind is easy when what we need to say is popular, politically correct and non-controversial. But how are we at saying the feelings and emotions of our hearts, stating the

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important views of our conscience, and verbally standing up for ourselves in the presence of people with opposing viewpoints?

Some of us would rather climb under a rock, depending on the situation. But choking back what we have to say can make us sick. This is one of those times when emotional distress can cause physical ailments. It creates undo stress. It changes relationships. We need to be honest with ourselves.

Have we ever observed ourselves in these moments? Are we integrating our words and our actions? Are we fooling yourselves? How do we present ourselves to others? Are we coming from a place of integrity?

Depending on what topics press our hot buttons, we may be emotionally charged over one issue or another, one belief or another, or find ourselves in uncharted territory. The more this hot button is pushed the more we might find ourselves losing our peace, talking louder, or playing that tape recorder over and over in our heads. The more this happens, the more we feel out of control, unbalanced.

It is interesting to take a moment to stand back and observe ourselves. It is easy to be caught up in the momentum of the moment, and jump on the bandwagon. By taking a day or a week to watch what makes us tick, we can get a better understanding of exactly how we feel. Don’t forget to breathe, oh yes, breathing.

For some of us, we think we can make our point if we get louder or talk faster, when in reality, the opposite is true. Have we ever noticed that we can get someone’s attention by talking slower and softer? That is usually an attention grabber. This tactic even works well with children. One of the best ways to calm out of control children down is to use a soothing, softer voice. The reason this works well, is that people of all ages do not hear yelling. The wave of loud emotion hits like a wall. Rather than people hearing what is being said, we see and hear the emotion.

Saying what we need to say has two parts, saying and listening. Listening is really a beautiful artform. But have we ever tried listening to somone in a heated situation? We start out listening, then like a pressure cooker valve going off, we flip from really listening, to listening with an answer running. Listening with an answer running in our heads is not listening. At this point, the listening has stopped. We find ourselves mentally on hold, trying to keep control until we can say what is on our mind.

Becoming aware of how we communicate can help us communicate better. Take another breath before you speak, then say what you need to say, with integrity.

We all have a right to our emotions. We have happy and sad emotions. We have positive and negative, light and dark emotions. These emotions and feelings are not right or wrong. They simply are. They can trigger all kinds of emotional responses. It is important to remember that we are in control of our emotions and feelings. Emotions and feelings do not control us. We have a choice.

It is liberating to realize this when we feel like we are getting out of control, out of balance. We do have a choice.

We can say everything we need to say with dignity and self-respect. We do not have to give our personal power to someone else.

Whether it is political debates, religious discussions, or relationship issues, these self-help tools work.

Many of us end up with ulcers and stress-related illnesses because in the past we gave away our personal power, our voice, and stuffed our thoughts, opinions and feelings. Other times the exact opposite is true. We yell, scream, and carry on to such a degree that we feel completely unglued. However, the physical ramification is the same; increased stress, and loss of personal power, and over-all feeling of malaise.

We do have a choice. We are the creator of our realities. We are not victims, unless we choose to be.

Namaste

NATURE DOES NOT HURRY, YET EVERYTHING IS ACCOMPLISHED ~ LAO TZU


Do you ever find yourself rushing around until life’s no fun? Is your to-do-list longer than the distance from here to the moon? Will you turn into a purple pumpkin if you do not get it all

You are part of nature. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Soak in the peace and relaxation.

done? How is your blood pressure? Having any physical side effects to stress yet? Is your speech coming out faster than a sonic jet? Texting, eating, drinking, on the cell phone while driving, see the problem? Are you addicted to activity? Where’s the balance?

Breathe.

You are in control of you, not your schedule.

You are in control of you, not other people.

You are in control of you, not the situation.

If the merry-go-round of life is going too fast for you, stop and simplify. Find your balance point. It is literally a matter of life and death. The fastest way to age is to live a life of prolonged, severe stress. Stress brings on major, serious illness and death.

Everyone can push extra hard in life, for a short while, to help someone out, to rise to the occasion, or if the job demands a short but strenuous burst of energy from you. Your employer does not own the rights to your life. You do.

No one can sustain prolonged stress. The body breaks down. Your emotional self breaks down. It is not what nature intended for you on the day you were born. At first you may not associate various ailments and symptoms as stress related. Stress is not a natural state for us. Stress is not good for us, no matter how used to it we are.

How do we break out of this extremely addictive, self-destructive habit of racing through life like a chicken with its head cut off? Like changing any other habit, it is going to take 21 days to try on new habits of relaxation techniques, slow breathing exercises, body stretching, aerobic activity, walking, jogging, bike riding or swimming. You know what works for you. Give yourself breaks, that is life saving.

Take a moment to watch how nature works. Roses do not rush to bloom. They take their time. They open and unfold slowly, all in good time. Savor each moment in this life. You are here for a reason. If you fly through your life too fast, you will miss so much. We all have 24 hours in a day. How you spend it really is up to you.

It is a mistake to give everything on your agenda the same emergency intensity, as if completing each task is equivalent to putting out a fire. You are a human being, not a machine. We all know this. It is good to be reminded from time to time, not to take ourself so seriously. When you’re stressed, the first thing to go is your sense of humor. That’s a clue.

Lao Tzu once said,  “Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.”

Turkey And Vegetable Stuffing ~ That Tastes Like Stuffing!


Here’s a healty, weightloss recipe, turkey and vegetable stuffing that tastes like stuffing, without any bread!

Healthy turkey dinner with no bread stuffing!

What do you do if you are cutting back on white processed foods, like flour and processed sugar, and you still want to cook a turkey dinner? I’ve tried. It’s just not the same without the bread or cornbread stuffing, until now.

I recommend an organic, free range turkey and organic vegetables. Throw away the high cholesterol turkey organ meats.

Saute a large onion, two stalks of celery, 4 large or 6 small carrots, and one large parsnip in 2 tablespoons of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” or “Earth Balance” butter substitute, and add more if vegetables stick. Season with 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp poultry seasoning. I used herbs from our herb garden: 4 large leaves of sage, 4 tall stems of creeping thyme, and a couple Rosemary leaves. Fresh herbs are very fragrant and I think, smell and taste better, but dried herbs will also do. This tastes amazing like the flavor of stuffing, without the bread.Cut a large onion in quarters and place in the large cavity of the turkey. Add a large spring of sage, several springs of thyme and rosemary in the cavity.

Spread “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” on the outside of the turkey, and under the skin if you can. Season the ouside of the turkey with pepper and salt. I also used fresh cut up herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary on top of the outside of the turkey.

This is my own recipe, which I found to be surprizingly good as a substitute for those of us trying to make stuffing without bread and fatty meats. If you like this, please let me know, and I’ll put in more recipies on my blog. Happy cooking.

Namaste

MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS – CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED


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My fiction novel is now available for purchase. I hope you enjoy it. front-cover

Brie is the thirteen year old protagonist of this fiction novel, at a time when a young, strong, female character is so needed in the world. She deals with individuality and relationships, and comes to realize there is only one race, the human race. She time travels to  the birth of Jesus in a stable, hears the choirs of angels sing, and babysits Jesus.

In other chapters, Brie gets captured by the Nephilim, meets Noah and his family, and travels to the Sanctuary of the Great God’s in Greece.  Her cousin Abby, Grammy Rose, and Aunt Cher share the adventures.

Brie and her family sails the Mediterranean Sea with Dodanim of Noah’s lineage, helps save the day during the Roman wheat shortage, hears Jesus first hand give the Sermon on the Mount, meets Apostles Paul and Timothy on the island of Samothrace, and learns why Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death.

Angel ChristmasWhile Brie and part of her family time travel, her remaining family is attending Old Sturbridge Village’s 70th Anniversary in 2016, featuring the Christmas By Candlelight annual celebration.  Brie’s mother, Sarah, her brother Greg and her cousin Abe, who is Abby’s twin, enjoy  a fascinating journey through the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin,  Charles Dickens, Panic of 1837, an introduction to the Rev. Adin Ballou, angels and Santa Claus; all presented in the many historic buildings that make up the Village.

The snow filled evening is complete with a Christmas turkey dinner, horse-drawn sleigh and carriage rides, a moving wall, a hidden library, a ring of antique keys, antique locked books and adventures with Bactrian camels, wolves, to allow a family to learn little known historical connections between Noah’s sons, and the Babylonian, Mede-Persian, Greek and Roman Empires.

This book is inspired by a set of large keys handed down to me from my grandfather, F.

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Pepere’s keys and tin cup made in Old Sturbridge Village

Louis Tetreault. I am sure these keys went to the farm on Blackstone Street, Mendon, Massachusetts, either to the barn, locked chests, equipment, or to the house both he and my grandmother, Maria (Benoit) Tetreault lived in. My mother is number thirteen of fourteen children. Mom, aunts, uncles and cousins, I love you all. I am so glad my Canadian French grandparents had so many children, or else I would not be here, or have had so many cousins to make my childhood so happy.

 

Or the keys might have belonged to my grandparents’ Vermont cottage or the shed on Sheldon Hill Road, with the Wardsboro Brook directly behind it, where my sister, cousins and I would brave the icy waters flowing into our tiny, dammed up swimming spot. When I was young, I would often spend weeks and months living with them in their home away from home, while my mother, as a single parent, worked full-time painting radon on watch hands so they would glow in the dark. Both my beloved grandparents have since passed away, and were very dear to me. I treasured them and everything about them, even these keys.

back-cover-copyThe book’s timely publication covers the April 20, 2016 announcement by the United States Treasury planning to put Harriet Tubman’s picture on the front of the $20 bill, moving President Andrew Jackson to the back in the year 2020. Fascinating information between President Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin is also included in this work of fiction. The names of Old Sturbridge Village including all the buildings at this place, and the Christmas by Candlelight celebration are real. However, I have never attended the Christmas by Candlelight celebration, and the adventures in this book are pure exciting fiction.

Also real names in this area are: Thai Place, Annie’s Country Kitchen, The Bird Store and More, Brimfield Antique Center, Southwick’s Zoo, McLean Hospital, Harrington Hospital, B.T.’s Smokehouse, and the Sturbridge Tourist Center.

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You are invited to a book signing by Linda Hourihan for this book, December 9, 2016 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at for the annual Night Owl Christmas Open House, taking place at The Bird Store And More Open House, 4 Cedar Street, Sturbridge, MA. The event is known for good food and drink, among the treasures of the store. The Bird Store And More appears in the book, featuring the galvanized, super tall, bear proof bird feeding pole, since the author had three regular bird feeders, cemented into the ground, taken down, cement and all, by black bears. Check out The Bird Store And More website: thebirdstoreandmore.com, or call (508) 347- BIRD; or (888) 823- 2473.

Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished ~ Lao Tzu ~ Repost 4


Do you ever find yourself rushing around until life’s no fun? Is your to-do-list longer than the distance from here to the moon? Will you turn into a purple pumpkin if you do not get it all

You are part of nature. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Soak in the peace and relaxation.

done? How is your blood pressure? Having any physical side effects to stress yet? Is your speech coming out faster than a sonic jet? Texting, eating, drinking, on the cell phone while driving, see the problem? Are you addicted to activity? Where’s the balance?

Breathe.

You are in control of you, not your schedule.

You are in control of you, not other people.

You are in control of you, not the situation.

If the merry-go-round of life is going too fast for you, stop and simplify. Find your balance point. It is literally a matter of life and death. The fastest way to age is to live a life of prolonged, severe stress. Stress brings on major, serious illness and death.

Everyone can push extra hard in life, for a short while, to help someone out, to rise to the occasion, or if the job demands a short but strenuous burst of energy from you. Your employer does not own the rights to your life. You do.

No one can sustain prolonged stress. The body breaks down. Your emotional self breaks down. It is not what nature intended for you on the day you were born. At first you may not associate various ailments and symptoms as stress related. Stress is not a natural state for us. Stress is not good for us, no matter how used to it we are.

How do we break out of this extremely addictive, self-destructive habit of racing through life like a chicken with its head cut off? Like changing any other habit, it is going to take 21 days to try on new habits of relaxation techniques, slow breathing exercises, body stretching like yoga, and even aerobic activity, like walking, jogging, bike riding or swimming. You know what works for you. Give yourself breaks, that is life saving.

Take a moment to watch how nature works. Roses do not rush to bloom. They take their time. They open and unfold slowly, all in good time. Savor each moment in this life. You are here for a reason. If you fly through your life too fast, you will miss so much. We all have 24 hours in a day. How you spend it really is up to you.

It is a mistake to give everything on your agenda the same emergency intensity, as if completing each task is equivalent to putting out a fire. You are a human being, not a machine. We all know this. It is good to be reminded from time to time, not to take ourself so seriously. When you’re stressed, the first thing to go is your sense of humor. That’s a clue.

Lao Tzu once said,  “Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.” We are part of nature.

Namaste

Human Nature Is Like A Spirited Horse


Human nature is like a spirited horse. We have unbridled hopes and dreams, emotions and desires. Left to Image result for pictures wild horsestheir own devices, they go where they will. Should a pack of wild horses come running by, we join the pack in a flurry of enthusiasm, running faster and faster not always in the right direction.

We need to be careful at this time, in these very important days, to assess where we are and who we are. We tend to get caught up in the moment, like a runaway horse. We have friends and family whose opinions we value, or whose points we ponder. There are facts to consider and decisions to be made.

Who are we as we go through this process? Do we like who we have become in this race? I have made mistakes myself in this area. No one is immune. In our zest and enthusiasm, we can alienate others unintentionally. The desire to win at all costs does not bring out the best in horses, nor people.

Are we kind?

Are we understanding?

Are we empathetic?

Do we stand for truth with dignity?

Do we respond with integrity?

Do we use tact so others can be better able to hear what we are saying to them?

In hostile situations, people do not react with their highest motives in mind. This is a good time to remember not to react to hostile stimulus at all. When we begin reacting to events and situations, even words and challenges, we are not acting out of forethought, We do not make the best decisions this way.

Instead, it is better to take time to meditate on exactly how we want to proceed, and how we want to raise the tone. We matter. The things we have to share with others matter. But no one will hear us if they tune us out.

In the course of our living, let us remember that in addition to our physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, educational, scientific selves, we also have our spiritual aspects. We are not alone. Let us allow the breath of God in, to soften the edges of our opinions and our hearts, so that when all is said and done, we can pick up the pieces of our lives and make the best choices possible with the information we have, without tearing down others at the same time.

This is a great time to practice the Golden Rule in everything we think, say and do. Treat others as we want to be treated.

Namaste

Jesus Was Born In September – October


No one knows the real birthday of Jesus. But one thing is for sure. It is not on December 25. Several facts Image result for pictures of birth of jesuspoint to the actual birth of Jesus taking place in September or October.

Let us look at the facts. At the time of the birth of Jesus, when that big new star was shining in the night sky, shepherds were out in the fields, watching their flocks by night. Shepherds were able to keep their flocks of sheep out in the fields day and night during the summer and into the early fall months, until the rainy season began. They went by the Jewish months in the Torah. The rainy season was called Heshvan, in what is now fall. When the winter months arrived, it was too cold with frost and snow to keep the sheep out in the fields. Shepherds were not out in the fields during the winter.

Remember that the reason for Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem was to register for the census. It was the first registration of people of the earth of its kind. Caesar Augustus sent out a decree for all the inhabited earth to be registered. Even the Syrian Governor Quirinius was interested in the outcome. Everyone belonging to the house of David had to register in Bethlehem. This census would not have taken place in the winter when the roads would have been treacherous with ice and snow.

So why was the celebration of the birth of Jesus moved to December 25?

At the time of the decision to put the birth of Jesus on December 25, (the Iranian god Mithras’s (their sun god) birthday was on December 25, established by none other than Nimrod of Babylonian fame); the Roman Empire was in charge. Nimrod and Ishtar, who self-dubbed herself as “Semiramis, Goddess of the Moon.” They created popular new customs that became instantly popular, like cutting down evergreen trees and decorating them with silver and gold ornaments, putting up wreaths and mistletoe, and Yule logs.

People did not want to give up these popular customs, which also included celebrating the god of sowing and harvest, Saturn, which was celebrated on December 17 (in today’s calendar). Nimrod expanded the celebrating time between December 17-25 as a time of unbridled revelry, anything goes, wild parties, drunken orgies, and decadent food.

The celebration of the birth of Jesus was then put on Mithras’s feast day, December 25, as a way to entice new Christians to switch over to belief in Jesus, instead of celebrating Mithras as the “Sun god.” They thought they could trade the “Sun god,” for the “Son God.” However, all of the customs and traditions that celebrate the false, man-made god Mithras (man-made by Nimrod and Ishtar), remain to this day.

Many Christians today are taking a closer look at Christmas as the “reason” to celebrate the birth of Jesus. If Christians truly believe that Jesus is the “reason for the season,” then we ought to be celebrating the birth of Jesus when he was actually born, in September or October, not on a false, pagan god, complete with all of the false God’s customs and traditions, on December 25.

MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS ~ CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED


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Brie is the thirteen year old protagonist of this fiction novel, at a time when a young, strong, female character is so needed in the world. She deals with individuality and relationships, and comes to realize there is only one race, the human race. She time travels to  the birth of Jesus in a stable, hears the choirs of angels sing, and babysits Jesus.

In other chapters, Brie gets captured by the Nephilim, meets Noah and his family, and travels to the Sanctuary of the Great God’s in Greece.  Her cousin Abby, Grammy Rose, and Aunt Cher share the adventures.

Brie and her family sails the Mediterranean Sea with Dodanim of Noah’s lineage, helps save the day during the Roman wheat shortage, hears Jesus first hand give the Sermon on the Mount, meets Apostles Paul and Timothy on the island of Samothrace, and learns why Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death.

Angel ChristmasWhile Brie and part of her family time travel, her remaining family is attending Old Sturbridge Village’s 70th Anniversary in 2016, featuring the Christmas By Candlelight annual celebration.  Brie’s mother, Sarah, her brother Greg and her cousin Abe, who is Abby’s twin, enjoy  a fascinating journey through the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin,  Charles Dickens, Panic of 1837, an introduction to the Rev. Adin Ballou, angels and Santa Claus; all presented in the many historic buildings that make up the Village.

The snow filled evening is complete with a Christmas turkey dinner, horse drawn sleigh and carriage rides, a moving wall, a hidden library, a ring of antique keys, antique locked books and adventures with Bactrian camels, wolves, to allow a family to learn little known historical connections between Noah’s sons, and the Babylonian, Mede-Persian, Greek and Roman Empires.

This book is inspired by a set of large keys handed down to me from my grandfather, F.

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Pepere’s keys and tin cup made in Old Sturbridge Village

Louis Tetreault. I am sure these keys went to the farm on Blackstone Street, Mendon, Massachusetts, either to the barn, locked chests, equipment, or to the house both he and my grandmother, Maria (Benoit) Tetreault lived in. My mother is number thirteen of fourteen children. Mom, aunts, uncles and cousins, I love you all. I am so glad my Canadian French grandparents had so many children, or else I would not be here, or have had so many cousins to make my childhood so happy.

 

Or the keys might have belonged to my grandparents’ Vermont cottage or the shed on Sheldon Hill Road, with the Wardsboro Brook directly behind it, where my sister, cousins and I would brave the icy waters flowing into our tiny, dammed up swimming spot. When I was young, I would often spend weeks and months living with them in their home away from home, while my mother, as a single parent, worked full time painting radon on watch hands so they would glow in the dark. Both my beloved grandparents have since passed away, and were very dear to me. I treasured them and everything about them, even these keys.

back-cover-copyThe book’s timely publication covers the April 20, 2016 announcement by the United States Treasury planning to put Harriet Tubman’s picture on the front of the $20 bill, moving President Andrew Jackson to the back in the year 2020. Fascinating information between President Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin is also included in this work of fiction. The names of Old Sturbridge Village including all of the buildings at this location, and the Christmas by Candlelight celebration are real. However, I have never attended the Christmas by Candlelight celebration, and the adventures in this book are pure exciting fiction.

Also real names in this area are: Thai Place, Annie’s Country Kitchen, The Bird Store and More, Brimfield Antique Center, Southwick’s Zoo, McLean Hospital, Harrington Hospital, B.T.’s Smokehouse, and the Sturbridge Tourist Center.

MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS ~ CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED is available at:

http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-001108064/Mystery-of-the-Sturbridge-Keys.aspx

It is available in softcover for $13.99, and in 3-4 weeks as an  eBook for $3.99.

Trickle Down Economics


When critical mass in any energy form is reached, the ebb and flow of what had been working switches to the other side. It is a natural occurrence when too much energy pushes from the

Critical mass switches “Trickle Down Economics” to “Trickle Up Economics.”

impetus that has been building. This is happening particularly in USA economics, and the world economic stage as well. Trickle down economics is supposed to work because if the wealthy of the land get wealthier, it is assumed that they will share the benefit based on this premise. In this country, what has been happening is that the middle class has been bailing out the higher class of the wealthy with no reciprocation, except for their outstretched wealthy hand begging for more, more, more. This is Trickle Up Economics. It is an automatic response.

This is because the basic principle of trickle down economics is based on inequity. It does not work. It works in theory, but it has never worked in the history of this country. Now we are past the point of critical mass. The poor and those people barely getting by in the middle class have lost faith with the high class wealthiest among us, because they have had their faith broken by the extreme inequity, with no return for their dollars.

The infinity loop is pictured as a figure 8 lying on its side. You might think of this as the CC Loop, centrifugal forces on one side and centripetal forces on the other, or the yin/yang principle, a child’s see saw, or any energy balancing system based on give and take, ebb and flow, where there is a natural rhythm. When the pressure of either side is too great, there is an automatic switch to the other side. This is where we are now in the economy.

The switch to Trickle Up Economics began with the bail outs for the rich and wealthy. This article is not saying the bail outs should not have happened. I believe it was crucial to bail out the auto industry, for example. What I am saying here, energetically speaking, is that we are past the point of balance and equity on many levels. Corporations are making record profits, yet are laying off their workers and making the workers who are left to do two, three, four or more times the jobs. Quality suffers in the process, just look at the newspaper industry. It became more expedient to put a product out first despite errors, even online.

We are now operating on the basis of Trickle Up Economics. How is it working for you? Evidently the wealthiest rich apparently have no problem duping the poor among us into thinking that giving tax breaks to the wealthy corporations will somehow magically help them, when it has never helped them before.

Based on the concept that trickle down economics works, which it has never worked, we will begin to see, as we are seeing now where the low and middle classes bail out the rich. This is truly an unjust state of affairs.

Trickle Up Economics works best when there are inequitable tax rates, off shore bank accounts so the rich do not have to pay taxes at all, and little attention paid to bolstering the middle class.

We need to integrate our humanity with our emotional and spiritual selves, which includes living fully in the present moment, with its economic concerns.

Namaste

The Beatitudes ~ Healing Promises


Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And

Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a Sabbath. Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God. Colossians 2:16-19
Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a Sabbath. Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God. Colossians 2:16-19

he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs kingdom of heaven.”

Jesus reaches into our hearts, to comfort us, to strengthen us, to encourage us, and to inform us of the days to come in the Kingdom of God. Today, this world, is not all that there is. We know this, but from time to time we forget.

 

Psalm 145:8-19 in the Old Testament also reflects on the glory and majesty of God affecting past, present and future:

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

 

All thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O Lord ,

And all thy saints shall bless Thee!

They shall speak of the glory of thy Kingdom,

And tell of thy power,

To make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds,

And the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.

Thy Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom,

And thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

 

The Lord is faithful in all his words,

And gracious in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all who are falling,

And raises up all who are bowed down.

 

The eyes of all look to Thee,

And Thou gives them food in due season.

Thou open thy hand,

Thou  satisfies the desire of every living thing.

 

The Lord is just in all his ways,

And kind in all his doings.

The Lord is near to all who call upon him,

To all who call upon him in truth.

 

He fulfills the desire of all who fear him,

He also hears their cry, and saves them.”

 

Generations, from Old Testament to New Testament, repeatedly tell us of the glories of God’s Kingdom to come. Jesus taught us how we are to treat one another when he taught us how to pray:

“Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed by thy name.

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done.

On Earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our debts,

As we also have forgiven our debtors;

And lead us not into temptation.

But deliver us from evil.

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

 

Now is the time to look into our own hearts, and allow the breath of God’s Holy Spirit to heal us, and all whose lives we touch. These are promises from God, reminding us that God’s Kingdom not only affects today here on earth, but in his Kingdom to come, for all eternity.

Bless You All