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GIFT of MY PEACE 2

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PEACE of GOD: A GIFT TO YOU    

Our mind is split into two: one part stays in touch with love, the other wallows in fear. The way out of fear and anxiety is through opening the mind to love. Love casts out fear the way light casts out darkness. The peace of God is a Gift to you.

At the last moment when things look the worst, God usually appears only when we bother thinking of Him — not because of some sadistic sense of humor. We thought we were waiting for Him, but He was waiting for us to begin.

In God’s world, which is the real world, the more we give, the more we have. The people who have achieved more are only a half step ahead of you in time. Bless them and their gifts.  God’s plan has room for everyone. It’s not my career and my money anymore; it is our devotion and our work.

We don’t ask God for too much; we usually ask for too little. The help might not come in the form we expect but it will come. We recognize it by how we feel: an inner peace. Continue reading GIFT of MY PEACE 2

THINK GOOD HEALTH   2

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God summons us to this journey. We invite those who choose to

THINK GOOD HEALTH

Come along on this pilgrimage. We promise no material advantage. We do promise meaning and inclusion in the community of faith – think: a new liberty and a new freedom and good health.

We as pilgrims feel certain that God, the Terrific Lover, has been present in the details of our days, as we chart the course of this journey.

The Lord’s Prayer says it all: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And if that goal were characterized with a seriousness of purpose and direction, would not God respond in love to our prayers to follow His will?

Actually there is no moderate way to read the gospel and there is no middle road to follow Jesus. We must assert ourselves with our own deepest truth and at the same time reach out with great love to another. We were made for God; we were made for love.

Do what you love, but don’t do it for the money. The attachment to money is a huge temptation to deviate from love. Remember the purpose of your career: to channel God’s love, to spread joy.

When our motives are getting and not giving, our mind becomes the source of greed — it dulls our creativity and wastes our energy. Our money is God’s money. God wants us to have whatever material support contributes to our happiness. Ask God to channel His abundance through you in a way that serves the world. Continue reading THINK GOOD HEALTH   2

PSYCHOLOGICAL WOUNDS 2

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BUILD MY SELF-ESTEEM

We may have psychological wounds that take a lifetime to be healed. We may suffer from poor self-esteem: we feel that we have a lot to lose if another person really got to know us and perhaps they will not like what they find. We may have scars caused by old betrayals and rejections that have not healed. We may have cultural and ethnic backgrounds that limit our capability for warmth and openness.

Few of us were raised with a sense of unconditional approval. Instead we were trained for the struggles of the world. We develop an ego — a false belief about ourselves. Our ego, our small separate self, separates us from love. By looking out for oneself, one deviates from love. We then begin slowly to fall apart with fear & anxiety — that we aren’t good enough.

However, it seems that in times of sorrow, God is mysteriously most accessible. In some profound sense, life is not ultimately absurd but rich with redemptive meaning, though we do not feel this nor can we explain it very well at the time.

It is the work of years that allow love to heal and forgive. The work of becoming love, and of becoming what God is, may be accomplished in an entire lifetime. In the end, it is upon completing these tasks of love that we will be judged.

So relax and feel love in your heart in situations that you meet. The world softens when you soften and the world loves you when you choose to love the world. Then when love matters more to us than anything, God, in turn, gives us an outpouring of His power. We are given His power to share with the world, to heal all wounds, to awaken all hearts. Continue reading PSYCHOLOGICAL WOUNDS 2

PAIN AND STRUGGLES 2

Shaking the Blues

SHAKE THE BLUES

 With God we know that we can keep in touch with our own mind and we can get our own lives together.  Without God how else can we do it?  We meet daily stresses, pain and struggles and make difficult choices.  Only latter do we realize that all these events were God-led.  In fact, it is God that has had to grab us by the hair so that we are able to make new commitments and thereby live more wisely.

People don’t always “have it all together” all the time.  It is the wise person who can communicate their experiences of disruptions of relationships or ideas buried deep within.  Then God summons them and they respond and they become wiser.

Every time that we are forced up against the absurd, we are compelled to deal with it, to change or grow.  The problem is that the absurd is so absurd that it does not make sense. In the end we begin to focus on real problems and situations.  We begin to abandon the fantasies that we have woven concerning how things should go.

      We may have psychological wounds that take a lifetime to be healed.  We may suffer from poor self-esteem:  we feel that we have a lot to lose if another person really got to know us and perhaps they will not like what they find.  We may have scars caused by old betrayals and rejections that have not healed.  We may have cultural and ethnic backgrounds which limit our capability for warmth and openness.                                                                                                                                   
However, it seems that in times of sorrow, God is mysteriously most accessible.  In some profound sense, life is not ultimately absurd but rich with redemptive meaning, though we do not feel this nor can we explain it very well at the time.

It is the work of years that allow love to heal and forgive.  The work of becoming love, and of becoming what God is, may be accomplished in an entire lifetime.  In the end, it is upon completing these tasks of love that we will be judged. 

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