Good morning to you. It’s Saturday at 8:54 am as I write to you. We got some much needed rain over the night and I’m very grateful for that. The boxes holding supplies for our siding job got soaked but they assured us that should be a problem. They asked if they could start the project today and we were fine with that – the sooner they start, the sooner they finish! We are excited! Last night, after they called, Kyle and I put tarp around the rose bushes next to the house and pulled them from the house….hopefully that will work as I don’t want to lose the rose bushes! I’m quite fond of them! We shall see.
Last night, in addition to enjoying letters from the synchronized letters we got in the mail from my Mom and our mutual friend Les, I started reading the Gateway to the Heavens Book by Karen L. French. Next up is Sacred Geometry – my favorite! I love the symbolism that comes in forms. It has been the exploring of this subject that has been partially responsible for the path my spiritual journey has taken me these past couple of years:
Yesterday, when I bought this book at Half Price Books, I walked from the movie theatre parking lot to get there and back. About half-way to Half Price, a thought came to me that I felt I had to write down in my Pink spirit book. I was thinking about how it for me to interact with the world sometimes and what I see of how others interact with it. It’s a lot like the Matrix when Morpheus takes Neo into the Matrix and that is the context of the message I wrote down:
My Pink Spirit book
4 May 2017
“Aaaah” is the sound the mouth makes to speak, to sing, to our heart. when you make that sound it is a direct line to the heart like “Aada” or Father.
19 May 2017/1:13 pm
They are not conscious of the unseen like action figures moved and motivated by an unseen force. Book $30 The Ethereal Aether Loyd S. Swenson, JR.
20 May 2017/8:18 am
The Flash, 2nd Episode like Matrix Smiths — one controlling the rest. (television series CW/DVD we own) Grant Gustin version.
Streams in the Desert Cowman Publications, Inc (Mrs. Chas E. Cowman)
“And it came to pass, before he done speaking and he said, Blessed by Jehovah….who hath not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth.” (Gen. 24:15, 27.)
Every right prayer is answered before the prayer itself is finished-before we have “done speaking.” This is because God has pledged His Word to us that whatsoever we ask in Christ’s name (that is, in oneness with Christ and His will) and in faith, shall be done.
As God’s Word cannot fail, whenever we meet those simple conditions in prayer, the answer to our prayer has been granted and completed in Heaven as we pray, even though its showing forth on earth may not occur until long afterward.
So it is well to close every prayer with praise to God for the answer that He has already granted; He who never forsakes His loving-kindness and His truth. (See Daniel 9:20-27 and 10:12.) – Messages from the Morning Watch.
When we believe for a blessing, we must take the attitude of faith; and begin to act and pray as if we had the blessing.
We must treat God as if He had given us our request. We must lean our weight over upon Him for the thing that we have claimed, and just take it for granted that He gives it, and is going to continue to give it. This is the attitude of trust.
When the wife is married, she at once falls into a new attitude, and acts in accordance with the fact; and so when we take Christ as our Savior, as our Sanctifier, as our Healer, or recognizing Him in the capacity that we have claimed, and expect Him to be to us all that we have trusted Him for. – Selected.
“The thing I ask when God doth bid me pray,
Begins in that same act to come my way.”
“Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?” (John 18:11.) (Weymouth)
God takes a thousand times more pains with us than the artist with his picture, by many touches of sorrow, and by many colors of circumstances, to bring us into the form which is the highest and noblest in His sight, if only we receive His gifts of myrrh in the right spirit.
But when the cup is put away, and these feelings are stifled or unheeded, a greater injury is done to the soul that can ever be amended. For no heart can conceive in what surpassing love God giveth us this myrrh, yet this which we ought to receive to our souls; good we suffer to pass by us in our sleepy indifference, and nothing comes of it.
Then we come and complain; “Alas, Lord! I am so dry, and it is so dark within me!” I tell thee, dear child, open thy heart to the pain, and it will do thee more good than if thou wert full of feeling and devoutness. – Tauler
“The cry of man’s anguish went up to God,
‘Lord take away pain:
The shadow that darkens the world Thou hast made,
The close-coiling chain
That strangles the heart, the burden that weighs
On the wings that would soar,
Lord take away pain from the world Thou hast made,
That if love Thee the more.’
“Then answered the Lord to the cry of His world:
‘Shall I take away pain,
And with it the power of the soul to endure,
Made strong by the strain?
Shall I take away pity, that knits heart to heart
And sacrifice high?
Will ye lose all your heroes that lift from the fire
White brows to the sky?
Shall I take away love that redeems with a price
And smiles at its loss?
Can ye spare from your lives that would climb unto Me
The Christ on His cross?”
May 20, 2017— “Storytelling, recognised in every society as a way of making sense of cultural roots or social reality, is an elaborate form of metaphor, and memoir is its masterpiece: life stories enable us to share insights and enhance mutual understanding in a social, political, psychological and spiritual sense. Memoir is revolutionary precisely because, when shared, it’s a way towards the truth.” In this essay, Paul Tritschler skillfully demonstrates how sharing our human stories can connect us, change us, even save us. As common travelers on this earth, we are more similar than different, kept apart by our own mental barriers. Here, Tritschler shares two experiences from his journey where he learned about empathy, altruism, joy, and sacrifice from strangers who broke down barriers with little more than their human spirit. (699 reads)