Good afternoon. How are you finding your day, whenever and wherever you are as you visit me here? I hope you are very best self you can be! The very best version of yourself.
My meditation this afternoon was very interesting. What happened is I did some rearranging in my backyard sanctuary and it was kind of Biblical. I literally removed everything and just put it in a pile lol! I separated the “layers of existence” symbolized by the round tiles piled up on each other and spread them out. This is one of my favorite parts of the Bible because it is so powerfully symbolic of what I am witnessing in our world right now:
In this account, Jesus and his disciples travel to Jerusalem for Passover, where Jesus expels the merchants and money changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into “a den of thieves” through their commercial activities. In the Gospel of John Jesus refers to the Temple as “my Father’s house”, thus, making a claim to being the Son of God.
The narrative occurs near the end of the Synoptic Gospels (at Mark 11:15–19, Matthew 21:12–17, and Luke 19:45–48) and near the start in the Gospel of John (at John 2:13–16). Some scholars believe that these refer to two separate incidents, given that the Gospel of John also includes more than one Passover.
What I visualized was this. What happened is for petty things we gradually as a species became what we are and a lot of those petty things involved coveting, lost love, greed, jealousy, trying to possess or own people, places and things that are not up for possessing….and we made layers and layers of this grime that currently is all over each of us now. Karmic layers of these “sins” following our souls from one generation to the next….never resolved. I visualized the peeling away of layers of all this we’ve put on ourselves and finding light!
In the course of writing this, I was lead to my trunk where I have thousands of drawings I’ve done over the years, a literal storybook. My friend Sarah has seen many of the drawings and many of them are very symbolic in nature and were very useful for me on this journey thus far! I thought I was looking for a particular drawing but stopped at this one. This is one of the many drawings I’ve done of a man looking like this over the years. A few years ago I decided to give the “asking for the name of your spirit guide” a try and the answer I got was Deagen…..in Celtic means “black-haired one.” This is in alignment with the man I’ve been going looking for the last 3 times I’ve had an “episode” that landed me in a hospital being plied with drugs and therapy. I feel like because I have been obstructed from the course of what has been trying to occur within in because of this.
This headline today stuck out at me and I think it’s because of what Vladimir was quoted as saying: “The Russian army said on Friday that it had asked the president for authorisation to resume its bombing campaign, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin “considers it inappropriate at the current moment“, adding the president thought it necessary to “continue the humanitarian pause” in the war-battered city.”
For quite some time I have watched a change, a transformation (at least from a distant, media view) of this man Vladimir Putin. I think it began when I started to see through his personna and try to find a way not to dislike him…..to think he was a bad person like all the press makes him out to be. I’m not saying there I agree or support some awful things that have been reportedly done in his name or at his order, but there were little things I saw between the lines that made me want to find the good in him. This is what I do with all supposed “villians” of our society. I look for what is in between the “bad behaviors, words, deeds, crimes and darkness” so I can find something redeemable about them…..so I can find a way to love them like the brothers and sisters they are. I, in one way or another, have “been them” in the ways I’ve failed myself and those I love in my thoughts, words, deeds and actions. NO IS PERFECT BUT EVERYONE HAS POTENTIAL TO BE BETTER! There is no such thing in my thinking. When you put people on high pedestals they might stumble and fall due to even just one miscalculated step! What do we do when someone falls from grace? Do we kick them when they are already down or do we extend our hand and help them stand back up?
I can tell you in the course of my 48 years I have fallen so many times literally and figuratively but you know what? There have always been people, sometimes just one other person, to help me find my way back to my feet! The God of my understanding has never abandoned me or left me for lost unless I CHOSE such a fate. Such a fate I have never chosen and that’s why I know I’m never alone even when I’m physically alone. I know I am loved and cared for and such it will always be because I CHOOSE to be loved and cared for….I have Faith.
I may not worship a God in a book, in a building or made out of paper or other material things but I know who my God is and they are in my every waking and sleeping moment with me. We are co-creators of the amazing life I have had and will continue to lead.
Separation is an illusion….a wall we build with our thoughts, our words and our deeds. The thing lately in Hollywood is “fourth wall breaking” and I tell you it’s not just for the films.
Aleppo: Putin rejects army request to resume air raids
The Russian president told his military to hold the ceasefire over rebel-held eastern Aleppo for the time being.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected a request by his military to resume air raids over Syria’s rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
The Russian army said on Friday that it had asked the president for authorisation to resume its bombing campaign, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin “considers it inappropriate at the current moment”, adding the president thought it necessary to “continue the humanitarian pause” in the war-battered city.
The request was made after Syrian opposition fighters launched an assault against the government-held western part of the city, firing rockets and detonating car bombs in a counter assault.
I hope they find the answers they are seeking by doing this, it’s about darn time!
Preservation experts have opened for the first time in at least two centuries what Christians believe is Jesus’s tomb inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Some of the historic work was witnessed by AFP photographer Gali Tibbon who captured images of the site believed to contain the rock upon which Jesus was laid in around 33 AD as it was uncovered as part of ongoing restoration at the site.
A marble slab covering the site, among the holiest in Christianity, was pulled back for three days as part of both restoration work and archaeological analysis, experts on the scene told AFP.