Then, there is loveAnd the taste of lifelike wild honey on my tongueSweet, fragrant and intense,An exotic, unnamed song Untested, bold horizons begin to clap against my eyesEnchanted sunlit gardens Dawning, dappled skies A world revealed, existingalongside human misery and shame,Eternal, always offeredshould we just release all pain The promise of our futureis greater than […]
I met Jeffrey for a short time recently when we attended Graham’s 50th birthday celebration.
I found him to be a very gentle soul but I could detect the trouble that lay within, as it does with the majority of us in one form or another. Sometimes when we’re not being authentic to the soul God created, we can get lost to the darker thoughts that we catch when we least expect them.
I urge you to hold onto the belief that Jeffrey isn’t lost to you or us.
He still exists in another form and dimension that we can’t quite understand or appreciate.
We get trapped in the teachings from this planet which can lead to what we’re facing in Jeffrey’s current situation.
It is my firm belief that Jeffrey will be allowed to rest and convalesce for a time before he will need to face his demons once again and continue to attempt to reach higher limits of appreciation and acceptance of self and others.
We can help him with the earnest and loving belief that everyone can, and will, heal the damage we’ve denied with our desires to do so for ourselves – the cord that connects us cannot be broken. It’s just a matter of how long we defend all of our hurt and make it a part of us instead of embracing it’s ability to indicate our ‘sins’ – meaning simply “missing the mark”, in this context “missing the mark of love” (God’s love, not human love) and choose to acknowledge and release.
It’s a powerful gift we can give to, not only our nearest and dearest, and ourselves, but in fact, the entire universe.
I am comforted in my knowledge that when we let God in and walk the narrow path he has created for us all things can rapidly progress to a state beyond Nirvana – something most think of as the ultimate location.
This is a poem that I created with the friends that surround me and assist me to weather the storms in my own life. I’d like to share it in the hope that all can find solace in the words and in the hope that the woes that caused Jeffrey to such desperation will never again darken the doors of those we love or anyone that exists today on this earth.
LET GOD IN
In the darkest of our hours
In the ever changing light
Let God’s Love embrace you
Let His guidance be your sight
Among all the struggling souls
On this world and the next
Let God’s Grace restore you
From all things hexed
There is within our being
A light that shines forlorn
Waiting for the wisdom within us
To be nurtured and reborn
In every ounce of trouble
There’s a clue to who we are
Leading onto greatness
That’s so near and yet so far
I invite the ever present
I invite the yet unclear
I invite the many masters
To stay close and to be near
Let’s kick this evolution
That we all can feel is naught
Not conducive to the outcome
For which we have been taught
It’s just a fleeting moment
It’s coming to that place
Where we can all delight
In all things that we face
Face off bad emotions
Kick them firmly out the door
Don’t let them keep us bounded
To things we want no more
Let us prepare the welcome;
Realise our sin;
Put a smile upon our dial;
And Let God In!
Just wanted to share a collage I put together with information from a talk by Pastor Rick Warren from Saddleback Ministries (Link to 40 days of prayer) that I thought was helpful. Sometimes we get to the end of the day and we realise we haven’t spent a moment in prayer. Doh! This simple link is making the association with things we know well – The Lord’s Prayer and relevant times of day. Also the cute memes might help to jog your memory too 🙂
Our father who is in heaven…..
1. Get up with gratitude – thanksgiving
Hallowed be your name
2. Bless god’s name at breakfast – praise
May your kingdom come, thy will be done
3. Take a prayer break during the morning about what matters most – dedication. I align myself with God’s plan for life and myself
Give us this day my daily bread
4. Lunch – list my needs – petition. Anything. Ask for what others need too – intersession.
And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us
5. Mid-afternoon – ask for forgiveness (taking out the garbage). Admit your sins and forgive others.
And lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil
6. End of day. Ask god to help you make wise decisions.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever.
7. Bedtime – I end my day with an encouraging truth – Benediction.
Good night Lord, I’ll see you in the morning.
Some take-aways I put together from a recent talk by Pastor James MacDonald. No life partner? All the better to learn these lessons now.
How we love our fellow man is of much more importance than most other love we develop. Second only to our love and desire for God – our true mother/father; and our soulmate.
Hi darling. I have been inspired to put pen to paper once again (or it’s electronic equivalent ) in an effort to make more obvious things that I believe and that I feel can also be of benefit to you.
The reason that I think it is hard, frustrating, or whatever arises, when we get together with our families is because we live in patterns from our childhoods that we know are not loving so we never give up trying to get the love right.
Unfortunately we don’t really have a plan about how we’re going to do that so we revert back to the same behaviours with the same results. They get worse over time because the universe is also involved in the process and more and more intense situations will often yield a movement of some kind. Not the best way to go about it but it is the usual way.
Having expectations of someone else and even ourselves is also adding to the unlovingness of the situation but we all do that as well.
Just so you know, I firmly believe it’s best dealt with by going with the emotion and express it until it’s conclusion and ultimately release it. You will travel often from rage or anger to grief and/or fear. Direct it outwards but not at anyone… even if the cause of your angst is sitting right in front of you. (Of course you can mention the issue…. “you know mum, you have never loved me “, etc. )
I have these things as well with my parents and siblings. Issue after issue keeps rearing it’s ugly head and I push it aside believing in my “soul” – otherwise I’d do it differently – that discussing it is only bringing up things that are better left buried. The universe (to me that’s God) doesn’t think so, that’s why the same issues remain in my experience.
Our dreams and sometimes sleepstate experiences can help us realise the issues that we are trying to bury. The problem is we can’t ever really bury them. Only kick a bit of dirt on them which tends to make them more agrivated the next time they come up. Sure, we get better at our facade to hide them but that’s just the face of it… not the guts. They will spew out or make this physical vessel not so well.
You can try to keep a dream journal. (I keep telling myself to do that as well.)
Do you see how our patterns can hold us back from our progression?
I see you working on your progression and I think you are very brave. The problem ones are the early early childhood experiences and inherited emotions that you don’t have a developed memory of because of your age when they occurred and the fact that some may not be yours. You’ve just built on them and you can’t even understand why or where they’ve come from. That’s why you can’t do this intellectually, it has to be emotionally.
Listen to the messages from people around you… There are clues everywhere. If you think it’s a loving message… and I’m not talking about an addictive false-praising, manipulative or co-dependant message… then think more on it. I also pray to God for guidance and ask my spirit friends and guides for assistance… but that’s me.
A loving message might be “you need to look after yourself “. A manipulative/co-dependent message might be “don’t listen to them, you deserve a drink. ”
The first one seems like judgement, and the second one seems caring. However, the first is simply a fact and the second doesn’t really help at all even though it would appear to be supportive.
Anyway I’ll finish off there and know that I appreciate your frankness and care that you show. I see your humility shining through and feel that humility will be the thing that keeps you open to learning more and progressing in the most positive way.
It pains me to know that our lives can impact yours greatly but I can only reiterate my sentiments again that no good can be achieved from upsetting yourself with things outside of your “control” (if I can use that word!) – outside of yourself. That doesn’t mean to push down the emotions when they come up but ask why they have come up at this time, in this situation. Relate it back or at least just feel through it. Magic will happen.
Life is ebbing and flowing as it always will and pushing against it is useless my dear. This is where being in situations in families can help to show where the blockages are to your flow.
All my love that I am capable of today I send to you. Xxx