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Marriage Re-assessment

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.

Marriage reassessment

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Living in harmony with Love and Truth

Newsflash….. The road to Truth and love merely require dedication.

When I talk of Truth and love I speak of it in the absolute sense, God’s Absolute Truth and Love. God’s Laws use simplistic ideas and were created before God’s Children ever existed. They work as the framework to maintain a harmonious effect on the universe. We see the opposite effect – living out of harmony with God’s Laws – in the world that we live in at this time – to a large extent.

A world out of harmony with love is one where only the few, seem to, ‘prosper’ and the others are left struggling and hoping. There is no need for struggle and hope, just a dedication and honouring of love and Truth; through our humility.

God’s Laws are simple and pure; simple enough for a child to understand and follow.

LIFE

Life’s an experience
I’m sure that you know
But how do we continue to grow?

By living a life
So live it right now
Not tomorrow or Wednesday
Right now that is how

How to be free from the concerns that we show?
They really really really must go

They ground us and hold us
From greater pursuits
They even can have us all dressed up in suits!

Suits to suit others
Not ours at all
When will we ever remember the call

The call to our greatness
That’s really all

This time like no-other
Can help you relate
To having a go at the things that can’t date

Like laughing and crying
And smiling too
These are worthwhile things to pursue

Take a look at a child
And then you will know
This is the very thing we should sow

Sow in some fun
Some happiness and love
Mix it all in
And don’t use a glove!

Get down and get dirty
From this day till the next
Then maybe we won’t be so perplexed

Desire for God

Extract from a discussion at the book group of Through The Mists – chapter 11. Part one of full discussion

[01:07:50.03] Audience: (Teresa) That brings me to a question I had about that chapter. About my motivation for seeking God. This is something I’ve thought about before; and I thought : does it matter if the only reason I’m looking for God is so I don’t hurt anymore; or is it I can use it to be more, I don’t know, have more pure desire? Does it matter if it’s just to get out of the pain?

 

[01:11:12.15] Mary: Very much so. You’re wanting from God – as lots of you pointed out, very eloquently – you know, there’s an addiction, actually, you’re wanting to set up with God. And it will backfire (laughter). You’re not going to get far before God’s going to want to confront you with : It’s not going to work, my daughter; you’re going to actually embrace pain in order to grow. What do you feel about that?

(conversation picks up a bit later)

[01:11:41.16] Audience: (Teresa) I feel, and I’m getting rid of that feeling of pain, but it still feels like that’s the driving force behind it; just to be happy; and I’m not sure of the pureness of that desire – maybe not so much to get out of pain, but to just be happy, is that…..

 

[01:12:04.09] Mary: Yeah. Can I put to you a different desire? Rather than desiring to be happy, could you desire to be whole? Could you desire to be all of Teresa? Whether that’s painful or pleasurable or joyful or fearful; and whether that takes you in a direction that you never have gone before. Down a path of desire of creativity that you never thought would ever be a part of you. That’s the sort of thing… that’s the desires we’re going to have if we’re going to have a relationship with God. This feeling that : I’m going to trust you, God; and I’m going to desire to not only know you but to know me. Both desires we really need if we’re going to grow towards God. And right now, me is not that happy; or happy sometimes, but there’s sadness sometimes. And, yes, it’s true, when we really grow in this relationship with God, sadness will be a thing of the past. So, it’s not bad to want joy, you know, it’s not. But if that’s your only….for example, if you want to be happy without being whole, it’s impossible in a true sense. By using the word ‘whole’ I mean to really know yourself; to really embrace everything that’s in you right now, but also the potentials of things, the great things that are in you. You have to be willing to face your fear of those things. You’re not going to have a desire for them : Yep, I’ve got that, you know, because otherwise you’d already be experiencing them. So there’s going to be fears to face as we do that, to embrace everything that’s within us now; and everything that we have the potential to be, that’s also scary sometimes. Yeah. But that’s the kind of desire that will carry you very close to God. So, I agree with what the girls said about being real with where you’re at, and just engaging God in that right now and saying : look, this is what I feel right now. Can you give me truth about this. Can you show me how this is going to work and be beautiful. But I don’t think you’re alone in that feeling, Teresa. I think a lot of people feel that it would just be good to be out of pain; and feeling like there’s a lot of pain. But as we develop humility, we’ll develop the willingness to not only experience the pain, but just experience what God is bringing to us. You know. Good question.

The Question of Angels

The Angels have gathered
Have come with much love
To tell us profusely about rising above
They talk of creation as though it were us
Could it be they are just making a fuss?

Surely they cannot mean that at all
That humans so small cannot take a fall?
Just take on the notion that we are all one
And then we’ll find this life to be fun?

Surely they cannot convince us of this
That humans are greater than anyones bliss?
Collectively making a life here on earth
Striving for goodness and love from our birth?

These angels are loving and caring it’s true
They follow us ’round from the place that we grew
Picking up pieces that we leave by the way
Ever so gentle and peaceful each day

Stop now and embrace them
Stop now and delight
Stop now for the purpose to rejoice in their plight

Ask them and thank them and continue to grow
With a love like no other
Let it be so!

Two Lost Souls

This is the tale of two lost souls.

One of these souls spent their entire life in limbo waiting
for the precise moment of joy to appear.

The other lost soul cried into the wind “Why am I so alone in
the world! I do fear?”

These souls lamented throughout their existence…
They wanted joy.
They wanted love.
They wanted happiness.
And they wanted “someone” to provide it for them.

Their days were long.
Their hearts were empty.
Their songs were sad.
And they wanted “someone” to fix it for them.

The day finally came when they could bear it no more.
Desperately they sobbed … “who there can help me!”
And the answer appeared as clearly and crisply as I’m
relating to you. From out of the ether came a thought that
rang true “Take back your power… the answer is you!”

So much weight was lifted that day and they became giddy and
felt light on their feet….as each of us should. They moved
slowly with only joy in their hearts. Smelling the flowers
and talking to trees. Saying “I love you” to all that they
could.

Their joy seemed contagious and so …..When these souls
collided there was only reflection of all that they felt and into each others arms they did melt!

To this day they continue to carry the torch and tell all a story
so sweet. It is the most amazing tale of two lost souls and
how they did meet.

Mothers

Blessed are the mothers whose wombs can create
a sanctuary so special that life is their fate.
This life is amazing as nothing else is
Why have You been chosen from “all that there is”?

The choices made are not light or not glib
These children have chosen the path where they live
And know that their fate is assured in your heart
No matter what happens they will never part

Not part from the blessing that caused them to be
Not part from the spirit that wants to be free
Not part from the love that is felt deep inside
Not part from the parts that can make them hide

The pains an illusion which surely they feel
All the love that surrounds them that will help them to heal
A mother can never exist all alone
While her child is out questing for that thing of their own

Sit quietly, quietly….steady and sure
That all of your hopes and desires are pure
They radiate distances so far and so wide
Which reminds me to tell you that we are all on your side

Our universe exists as a playground for all
We must remember that even if we should fall
There is in our lives a chorus of love
Singing our praises…. and to give us a shove

Remind us all swiftly the part that we play
Can be minor or major but remains to this day
A reflection of just how far we have come
In the resounding orchestration of one

We are one with our children
As we are one with the earth.
The earth that supports us if we can just be
Be happy and centered……just like a tree!

Stand proud and don’t waver
As it’s all in our favour
Hold true and be steady for times that seem tough
And know you are surely enough

Enough for the children
To feel nurture and love
Enough for the universe so high up above
Enough to be ready to feel and delight
Every second of grandeur with all of our might

Mothers are special
And this you should know
As a child of another who has helped you to grow

You’re playing the part of a lifetime right now
And You are writing the script as to how
The production is worth it
So stay with the show
We are all here with you as we watch it all grow!