15 May 2017 Streams in the Desert, A Woman’s Spirit messages for today, (Synchronicity), and the Choctaw Indians and the Irish during the famine

Synchronicity – I have had a lot of this today!

Synchronicity
Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychiatrist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship, yet seem to be meaningfully related. During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it.

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Good afternoon to you wherever and whenever this finds you. I hope you are well. The messages from Streams in the Desert and A Woman’s Spirit really resonated with me today so I am passing them on to you as well. The message for today perfectly coincides with drawings and exchanges today AND I love spending time just looking up at the sky and clouds! When I look at the clouds I think of ships and traveling spirits – intelligence. The message for the 16th resonated with me too, but when I think of “Satan” I don’t think of just one entity like has been described. I believe people’s thoughts, actions and subsequent deeds, if from a place of malice, can do great evil in this world. When I think of Satan, I think of the actions and consequences of “the broken” and what they let loose in the world with their brokeness.  Sometimes they will believe, from their perception of existence, that what they do is “for the best” and really it is only self-serving and causes great harm. Broken men and women when left unmended, can do great harm to themselves and others even if they don’t intentionally mean to do so. Many people use the “Satan made me do it” clause to justify their actions, instead of taking responsibility for their own actions.

I believe intention is the propellant for our words and deeds which can either be positive or negative…good or evil… like anything else.  I believe perception  (the who, what, when and why of us as a person) originates in the “forming of a heart and soul” from the time we are born until we die.  Perception is malleable if we remain teachable and open-minded…unfixed in our shaping.

Perception of existence (who and what we are as a person at any given point in our timeline) + Energy of Thought/Intention + Action = Manifestation of either “good” or “evil”  reality we live in  

Just thoughts based  on my personal experience.  You may not agree….so we can agree to disagree right?!  It’s my blog so I get to “natter on” (friend Les’s phrase)….(raspberries lol!)

May 15

“Men see not the bright light which is in the clouds.” (Job 37:21.)

The world owes much of its beauty to cloudland. The unchanging blue of the Italian sky hardly compensates for the changefulness and glory of the clouds. Earth would become a wilderness apart from their ministry. There are clouds in human life, shadowing, refreshing, and sometimes draping it in blackness of night; but there is never a cloud without its bright light. “I do set my bow in the cloud!”

If we could see the clouds from the other side where they lie in billowy glory, bathed in the light they intercept, like heaped ranges of Alps, we should be amazed at their splendid magnificence.

We look at their under side; but who shall describe the bright light that bathes their summits and searches their valleys and is reflected from every pinnacle of their expanse? Is not every drop drinking in health-giving qualities, which it will carry to the earth?

O child of God! If you could see your sorrows and troubles from the other side; if instead of looking up at them from earth, you could look down on them from heavenly places where you sit with Christ; if you knew how they are reflecting in prismatic beauty before the gaze of Heaven, the bright light of Christ’s face, you would be content that they should cast their deep shadows over the mountain slopes of existence. Only remember that clouds are always moving and passing before God’s cleansing wind. – Selected

“I cannot know why suddenly the storm

Should rage so fiercely round me in its wrath;

but this I know – God watches all my path,

And I can trust.

“I may not draw aside the mystic veil

That hides the unknown future from my sight,

Nor know if for me waits the dark or light;

But I can trust.

“I have no power to look across the tide,

To see while here the land beyond the river;

But this I know – I shall be god’s forever;

So I can trust.”

 

May 16

“Fear not Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before God, thy words were heard, and I am come for they words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me once and twenty days.” (Dan. 10:12, 13.)

We have wonderful teaching here on prayer, and we are shown the direct hindrance from Satan.

Daniel had fasted and prayed twenty-one days, and had a very hard time in prayer. As far as we read the narrative, it was not because Daniel was not a good man, nor because his prayer was not right; but it was because of a special attack of Satan.

The Lord started a messenger to tell Daniel that his prayer was answered the moment Daniel began to pray; but an evil angel met the good angel and wrestled with him, hindering him. there was a conflict in the heavens; and Daniel seemed to go through an agony on earth the same as that which was going on in the heavens.

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers….against wicked spirits in high places (Eph. 6:12, margin).

Satan delayed the answer three full weeks. Daniel nearly succumbed, and Satan would have been glad to kill him; but God will not suffer anything to come above that we “are able to bear.”

Many a Christian’s prayer is hindered by Satan; but you need not fear when your prayers and faith pile up; for after a while they will be like a flood, and will not only sweep the answer through, but will also bring some new accompanying blessing. – Sermon

Hell does its worst with the saints. The rarest souls have been tested with high pressures and temperatures, but Heaven will not desert them. – W.L. Watkinson

 

A Woman’s Spirit Hazelden Meditations

May 15

I have always been sort of quiet and kept my thoughts to myself. I have looked to “the Man upstairs” and he has provided the answer. – Phyllis Elliott

Looking to one’s Higher Power for guidance is a tool we are using with greater ease as we continue our journey in recovery. Many of us came into this program with little or no belief in God. Coming to believe in a caring God, one who will gently guide us through every circumstance, does not happen overnight. Fortunately, God is patient.

Trying to figure out how to live our lives–including what job to take, what person to choose as a mate, what opinions to have–was difficult when we didn’t know we had a Higher Power to turn to. And, as a result, we made many unfortunate decisions. But making decisions today no longer needs to be a problem. For every situation we have the answer we need and it rests with God. In the quiet places in our minds we will discover what our Higher Power thinks is best for us. We can either follow the guidance or ignore it. But it will be there for us.

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I will ask God to help me with the easy as well as the hard decisions I face today. Relying on God will make my life much more serene.

I wanted to share this article I found after seeing a post on the Facebook page I follow, Ireland from the Roadside. They had video of a ceremony honoring in our times the relationship between the Choctaw and the Irish.   This was history that Kyle and I didn’t know about and with him being 41% and me a wee 7% Irish and Link’s fur Granny being both Choctaw AND Irish, well it’s important to know stuff like this!

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/amazing-story-of-how-choctaw-indians-raised-money-for-irish-famine-relief-234212611-237790401

How Choctaw Indians raised money for Irish Great Hunger relief

@IrishCentral
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6 comments on “15 May 2017 Streams in the Desert, A Woman’s Spirit messages for today, (Synchronicity), and the Choctaw Indians and the Irish during the famine

  1. that was great to read about the choctaw indians, many thanks for sharing the article!!!! there are so much things we don’t know about the past, maybe that’s the reasoun that we can’t handle the present and that we are on the way to ruin the future?

  2. I found this fascinating. What a story of the Choctaw nation and their humanity and generosity. We all have so much to learn from them. I’m very glad to hear that their gift is honoured and commemorated on both sides of the pond.. The plaque says it beautifully. Thank you . Hope your day is a good one, my blogger friend. 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed that Sally, I found it so interesting too! I love learning about positive aspects of history in the midst of not so positive times! The “light spots” in the dark. Hope you have a great day too!

      • I agree completely. I’ve had an amazing day! It was the dress rehearsal with an audience tonight and they loved it! On we go! First night proper on Thursday.🙂

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