The Seasons are changing at least here in my region of Florida. The cooler temperatures are a welcome since Florida is known for its high humidity rates. I hope peace and good will is finding you wherever your located on this shared Earth of ours.
Today's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Mystery, God, and Civility. Written originally back in October 2009 now being brought forth for the very first time. These are in the series of #984-986.
Please enjoy them, and may you find them thought provoking whether you agree with the substance of the message or not.
984) The Mystery that is God may not always be found in a sacred place of worship. The wonders, miracles, blessings, and the sublime grandeur of his "Holy Spirit". Is almost always found in the midst of the common and the ordinary splendors of life itself. Those that society has labeled as outcasts or misfits with a benevolent belief system from the conventional norm. Should not be cast aside for an altered outlook on what is Holy. They may very well be holding onto a kernel of a benediction of truth that you need to add to your own spiritual growth as a soul. Only those souls that have an Open Mind to experience life differently may humbly experience the marvelous and the sacred in other foreign manners of worship with God. All may receive the grace of the "Holy Spirit" as a miraculous gift, but only the wise and the faithful are guaranteed an audience with the divine in all its beauty. With a humble mind, heart, and spirit without preconceived notions or conditions on what is blessed and what is not. All else falls under the domain of what God's Angels know what is for our highest good for all concerned. Amen.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
985) The Lord God's presence is in all religions in our shared version of this created Earth. We often celebrate him according to our specified day of worship, including on sacred holidays. God can be worshiped from the ghetto to Jerusalem, from the slum to the Vatican, and from any other impoverished dwelling to Mecca. From the battlefield to the Holy Shrine of any other Faith that welcomes God or Goddess in their own lives.
There is nowhere that God can't be found wherever our souls may reside. In peace, in turmoil, or in a living hell. God, is an equal access and equal opportunity deity of Absolute Love. Those who attempt to arrest the inner workings of God's good graces are mislead, if not worse doing the devil's work instead. Only the earnest and the humble filled with compassion are the first ones to always witness God. In whatever form he or she may decide to be revealed by means of the miraculous be it in the mundane to the extraordinary manifestation of grace. All others of the stated faith will continue to doubt, be confused, or worse cry out loud in feeling betrayed by not knowing truly what is Divine and what is just plain worldly.
Be calm and stand upon the Holy Ground not of this Earth, but the hallowed ground of Heaven on this Earth. Purify yourselves by whatever means is most kind and constructive to be fully prepared to entertain the Ancestors, the Angels, the Holy Spirit, and most of all God(dess). That is for each of us our own responsibility that are enlivened souls to convey grace to one another always. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
986) When discussing points of crucial sensitivity please be civil. This is how progress can be made from the onset of whatever endeavor your invested in fully. Refrain from diatribes of past misconduct or stereotypes of a demeaning nature that will always lead to mistrust or worse hatred. Surrender the need to be right 100% of the time. Such arrogance leads to pride, and not a mutually constructive righteous demeanor. Respect however is a privilege that must be earned over time. Not by bashing others with fear or various forms of intimidation. Only those relationships that are built upon dignity, trust, and a sense of personal responsibility are the ones to value over all others.
Those who are detached from any predefined outcomes are apt to be the most nimble when an unpleasant circumstance arrives. When outraged is sparked those that aren't easily offended will shrug off any superficial hostility. To carry on with what is needed to be done be it the core milestones already agreed to by the assembly. Or any other tenants that must be addressed before any sense of real productivity may commence in the fullest sense of the word. These are the Bulwarks built for the long haul ahead able to achieve the impossible in times of crisis. Able to surpass the petty and the indifferent that may not have the conviction to becoming civilized in times of great need. All others will get in the way, in time they will learn not to become an unneeded obstacle to a common good. If not, gently brush them aside and do the good work that is yours alone to accomplish with dignity. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. ---Anne Sophie-Swetchine. "The Writings of Madame Swetchine"
To bring the sublime into the mundane is the greatest challenge there is. ---Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. "Alchemical Wisdom"
Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans. ---Mahmud Shabistari. "The Mystic Rose Garden"
When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. ---Jeremiah 29:13
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ---Rumi.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ---Rumi.
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. ---Thomas Jefferson.