Monday, September 12, 2011

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

Welcome to another entry of the "Jewels of Truth" series of all original spiritual wisdom statements. This trio of statements were first written back in mid April 2009 and are only now seeing the light of day for the first time. Sorta like a fine wine having reached a sufficient vintage by being ready for consumption. The topics of this month's "Jewels of Truth" are on: Guilt, Possibility, and Opportunity.

Please enjoy them as I did by writing them with inspiration.

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945) Those who are generous by nature that are trying to hide something in themselves be wary of guilt itself. Person's who are just and give of themselves and their treasure are the most blessed. Where those that give out of remorse from a past bad experience are burying themselves through giving. The intent in giving here is not selfless nor genuine in so much out of compassion for others. "Guilty Givers" are ones who are full of shame seeking to give in order to gain self-respect. Self respect through giving is lop sided when it comes from a place of shame and unease in one's mind and heart. The more such a person gives the more they become consumed in emotional pain. This is where forgiveness, compassion, and surrendering one's pain from a past bad experience because of lack must be released wholesale. Otherwise a "Guilty Giver" will drown the more they give out of shame and not compassion for others.

Give when it is warranted, and when the giving is good in nature by its intent. Be full of thanksgiving when one gives through joy and compassion. Not when one is miserable by shame or guilt. Be gentle with persons who are "Guilty Givers" and do not exploit their personal vulnerability for your own gain. Surrender your guilt when it is tied to your own generosity with an unconditional forgiveness and love for yourself. These are the healing agents of the heart and mind when darkness hides in your shadow. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


946) God makes the Impossible possible once more within all of the sheer magnitude of creation. Such a power is a mystery to all mortals. However such a system or filtering the impossible to become possible surrounds us everyday through the grace of God(dess). We even have names for this such as the Divine, Miraculous, God Send, Great Mystery, and so forth. Trust your faith when a powerful thrust of divinity is revealed to one or the many. Be they stranger, friend, or enemy alike in this life. The "Will of God" has no equals by the majesty of such a wonder in benevolence. Be still and surrender your knowledge for the increase of wisdom. Grow the understanding of the "Lord God" through your relationship with him. Be open to the blessed from the mundane in everyday experiences and into the impossible. Only through perception and our experiences can we know in a God that is in our midst by his "Holy Spirit". All else is just noise without a deeper meaning of the Divine. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


947) Where one door closes in an unwelcome predicament. Seven doors of various sizes of opportunity will reveal themselves to you. Only if you keep an open mind and heart by not being dissuaded from the one door that was closed upon you. Child of God, if you allow grief to over take you in your pain. You shall become blind to any opportunity to come your way by grace. You will be lost to yourself, lost to your loved ones, and will convert your pain into immense suffering. Surrender the rejection of that one door closing upon you. Allow grace by means of forgiveness to settle upon your heart and mind. Give yourself permission to move onward with confidence. Enter into wellness and enter into a space of wonder and delight of what the future can bring. Seek those seven doors of opportunity of various sizes. Find the one you can pass through without becoming stuck in its archway. That will be the one to set you free in your journey for a little while longer. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ---Joseph Campbell.

The only chance you get is the one you take! ---"Redemption Road" the movie.

Nobody in the world can prove to be your ideal unless you make yourself one. ---Hazrat Inayat Khan. "Gayan"

Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering. ---Padre Pio.

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of Angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. ---Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B. "A Tree Full of Angels".