I hope Summer is greeting many of you well besides the often accompanied humidity here in the tropics in my State of Florida. Where my city along the Gulf of Mexico received a side swipe from the Tropical Storm Debby this past couple of days. I'm well and so is the family thankfully.
This month's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Love, Sacred Relationships, and Grace. Originally written by yours truly back in the month of July in the year 2009. As always they're seeing the light of day for their debut here at "Atrayo's Oracle". For an eventual transition into a Volume 3 of the "Jewels of Truth" series of published works. However here you'll be receiving the material in piece meal for your benefit ahead of time.
Enjoy it as I hope it expands your horizons and assumptions.
969) For those that state that love hurts will often have omitted one crucial point of contention. A selfish love that is based on per-requiste conditions on someone else standard of living. Will cause the pain aforementioned with "stings attached" by the often fickle ego of your lover, parent, or friend. When a person crosses such an implied threshold the pain will surely be felt like the heat in any kitchen oven. It is far worse when such limitations of the ego are left unspoken to be stepped upon like a field land mine on a battlefield of woe.
Only a love without conditions or stings attached can be the most sacred or holiest love to ever be encountered. Be it in your relations with those near and far in your life and most of all in your faith with God. A young love that is full of infatuation is more animal magnetism that may be natural, but that again is more lust than a real love. A lasting love is wise in acceptance and its dealings of each others boundaries. Any Tyrant in a relationship will soon find heartache than peace of mind with their partner. Not because their life partner is less than, but they are an impossible fool to live with day to day. Experiences may come as surely they will go like the tides of life. Only those that love without conditions will know how deep a love can be expressed. As both supportive and sincere in the accountability that often needs to be a two way street between the giver and the receiver. Where both roles become interchangeable as it is needed through open lines of truthful communication coupled with patience and affection always. That is my definition of a true love not just achievable by saints, but also by common souls who seek wholeness and balance in all things. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
970) Our First Soul Mate is God(dess). God, can play numerous inter-personal roles in our life if we but permit it by our free will. The heavenly father or mother is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. As Christ is our spiritual brother and Christ is God become flesh. Then expand your horizons to the roles our creator can fulfill in our personal lives. As the "Great Consoler" our maker does not need to become a far and distant deity to be worshiped. The very spark of his essence is residing within the very fiber of your self as a soul and a person. Allow yourself to experience God as Goddess, or as friend, confidante, cousin, uncle, or even a lover within the "Holy Spirit". Many a Catholic female Saint or nun has regarded Christ to be their bride groom in Spirit. So becoming married to God(dess) in Spirit may not be as far a stretch for those of a great spiritual or religious devotion.
It is only through your awareness by your own subjective symbolism that the "Holy Spirit" will reach into your heart and mind. In the temple of your own soul the potent presence of the holy and sublime can be reached. In the altar of your own comprehension that is both willing and open to such experiences. Always with a humility based on thanksgiving for what you will witness in terms of compassion in your own life will leave you awestruck. The handiwork of the Angels as the agent of God will be revealed to you gently and without any social pressures encountered in your dealings with people. For one would have cast open the doors of heaven in your own heart, mind, and spirit in your relationship with the divine. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
971) Those who are earnest in life afflicted by turmoils large and small take heed that acceptance of your own grace is at hand. The path of grace is a subtle path to salvation from within your heart, mind, and spirit to your dealings with all things of this Earth. Walk not alone in your own troubles, open yourself to the greatest benediction we call faith in God. Naturally over the years layers upon layers of grime will accumulate that we call the hardships of life. A humble awakening is the much needed bath as the hygiene of the soul that will permit ourselves to wash away such angst. A baptism you anoint by your own consent to liberate your state of being.
Many will roll their eyes when the "Will of God" is invoked for much of our human history the abuses of so called men of God has spilled needless blood. The "Will of God" I speak of in this context is your own personal talents to be expressed in such a manner to give you a joy unknown to you. Finding avenues to live your love as a vocation if not a lifestyle is to live out loud. By stating the name of God in your own actions, a holy name that is not spoken by lips, but by your own deeds. A praise such as this is ever sweet to the "Holy Spirit". A living testament expressed dynamically day to day as a touch stone of reverence. A mindful meditation of peace. Yes, few things in this life are ever easy and the love I speak of may sound like Pollyanna. Still venture out with the light of all things divine as your partner and your struggles will be eased because you have loved with God. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. ---Psalm 121:8.
The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. ---Garth Brooks.
When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls. ---Masha Kaleko.
I am going to bring it recovery and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security. ---Jeremiah 33:6.
Religion is based on belief of God; spirituality is based on the experience of God.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. ---2 Corinthians 5:7.
When I am one with All That Is, I am more of who I am. ---Daily Word Magazine June 4th, 2012 pg. 51
Encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
---1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Reality is permeated, indeed flooded, with divine creativity, nourishment, and care. ---Marcus J. Borg. "Conflict, Holiness, and Politics"