Today I wanted to share with all of you my readers another trio of the "Jewels of Truth" series. As the Season of Fall is upon us and right before we turn back our clocks for daylight savings time. At least here in America. These three spiritual wisdom statements as always are meant to be all-inclusive as a whole. Not not just for the Abrahamic faiths, but to any faith tradition that is based on benevolence. The topics for today are: the Image of God, Control, and God. All originally written back in late September early October 2009.
Enjoy them, may you find them intriguing so as to expand your own personal thoughts.
981) There is not one "Image of God(dess)", but a plethora spread across Life itself. It is true one people, culture, religion can describe God in their own likeness. It is also true that many can do just the same across numerous traditions and ethnic groups. (S)he the creator is one and the same majestic deity that as a collective we all love and share as entire societies.
No one religion can have a monopoly on God and/or on his favoritism. To say so is a lie and a sin to the diversity within creation itself. We are a family in Spirit and in the flesh of many familiar and strange cousins within the total "Kingdom of God". If we fight in his or her own holy name than we fight more with our inflated egos than with the blessing of the "Spirit of God". For God(dess) needs not wars nor fighting to spread the eternal truth. (S)he, as our mother and father in Heaven and in our very souls needs our humble faith and unconditional love for one another. In service to all that is good and just, not lacking or wanton to be taken as thieves. No matter what form of life we choose for ourselves the "Holy of Holies" is alive in us as our divinity come to fruition. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
982) Those who seek to control others or their own lives so tightly will have neither. Those who surrender to God the power over others and over their own lives shall gain it fully. This is a living paradox in creation itself that affords us a choice by our own implied "Free Will". We are open to choose one or the other, unless we make no choice at all and life will unfold unfairly on our behalf. Those that make the wisest choice to surrender their personal motives and sheer will power over themselves to God. Shall gain the favor and the support of the "Kingdom of God" be it in Heaven or on this Earth. Holy Forces will turn you around to straighten your resolve and make your crooked corners nicely polished with compassion.
Surrendering oneself to God does not mean abandoning your lawful duties or responsibilities however you may define them. It does imply witnessing reality in a fuller light, less prone to call judgements. Maintaining less ill will towards others, living well but not in extremes. Whereby grace is allowed to pour forth from your selfless love into your joys in service to all, including your needs. Allowing Divine Order by means of synchronistic events to transform you from the inside out for the better. So the grand mysterious plan of God for your own personal lifetime. Is revealed to you and your loved ones in body or in spirit as your witnesses. This is the truth as far as I have witnessed it within myself and certainly in countless others who are blessed across history. All by acts of unconditional love guided by wisdom as their own due course in living fully and in grace. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
983) Those who have and share a love from their hearts be it for another person, a passion in activity, or in charitable service. Are sharing the very wonder and majesty that is God in totality in all that is true and sublime. Yes, there is no confusion about it my fellow brothers and sisters in Spirit. We as Divine Beings are conveying a majesty when we love each other, in our hobbies or vocations, and especially in our selfless service to those in need. We are channeling a grace as living vessels of the "Holy Spirit" spreading and expanding the very essence and substance of God. As such this is no ordinary love I speak of, it is divine in origin. The sacred becomes real by our thoughts, desires, and especially when our faith is made whole in our actions. Be calm and know as you live your lives that God is within you fully aware of your own hearts, minds, and souls. For what lies beyond is what lays within the grasp of our own spirit to be truly caring for all life itself. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
A harvest of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace. ---James 3:18
Character is forged in the smallest of struggles. Then, when the big challenges come, we're ready. ---Waiter Rant.
Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths...find rest for your souls. ---Jeremiah 6:16
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ---Thomas Edison.
A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song. ---Joan Walsh Anglund.