Today's trio of "Jewels of Truth" statements were written back in late December 2009 and early January 2010. Number #1003 was written before the "Like" phenomena took the world by storm via Facebook. So today's topics are on: Liking, Life, and Children. In the series of #1003-1005.
As always may you find them interesting, enjoyable, insightful, if not challenging to your own beliefs and values in life.
1003) When you are liked by someone else in life be it a person, or a dear pet. You have been given a sacred honestly genuine gift from the heart of the giver. One to be either accepted as either a delight or scorned capriciously with disdain. Being "Liked" is a form of early affection, whether it is between acquaintances, friends, and/or potential lovers. How one responds to such a gift of becoming "Liked" is the difference of acceptance or rejection of the kind act, if not otherwise very selfish gesture. It is all based on the intention of the giver. Is it sincere or tied with lengthy strings of ulterior motivations in order to gain favor by means of subterfuge?
Acceptance of the affection of being liked is paramount of a start of a potential friendship about to take hold. The quality of such a friendship is dependent on what is invested into it. How fair is the relation or otherwise balanced in enjoying each others company. An outright rejection that dismisses any early offers of becoming liked can be one of several instances. The first is very plain a not interested nor having anything to do with you in any future personal connection. The next instance is the opposite gender wants you to prove your worth with strings attached. In earning their affection socially speaking be it in courtship. Or with either gender out of some heavily negotiated business proposal out of mutual convenience.
Thus the gift of the heart by offering acceptance in liking another person surely is a thing of beauty and truthfulness. It is the foundational stone that many later stronger relationships can be built from in all reality. The vanguard emotion to a forthcoming dignity and respect placed on full display for each to partake of earnestly. Always beware of what is genuine appreciation and what is otherwise a selfish tactic of exploitation. By tricking someone's sensibility for another's gain at your expense. Only time will tell which is which in how the relationship feels intuitively and is showcased for all to see by the action of those concerned. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1004) Life is a struggle for the brave of the heart, mind, and spirit. Not just for the typical person is life a burden at times. It is especially for those with the intent of doing good within their midst. This is not to say that a wrong doer isn't at liberty to do good themselves. However such a choice is harder still for them when it is sincere. Where the easiest way is the best manner for them to live through short cuts.
The determined person whether through just means or misdeeds will always find satisfaction in life through perseverance. It is by the degree of their intents that will distinguish them as a person of conviction or as an utter fool. This is where the soul with a sense of wonder will turn a life of struggle into a blessing to behold. By their own creative mindset they shall reveal openings to greater opportunities that all others are blind to recognize in their own common presence. Follow the just leader stirring you within your own sacred soul. There you will find "God(dess)" directing you to even greater glories yet still to be encountered. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1005) If one in life has the greater responsibility of becoming a caring parent with children of all sorts of aptitudes. One must soon realize your children are not just your own as loving parents. They belong to the Earth our great mother and also in the Divine Spirit of our father in Heaven that is God. For this organic planet we call the Earth is a living and breathing organism be it scientifically or spiritually speaking. Our mortal flesh belongs to the essence of our great mother here on this ancient Earth. Yet our souls as we are proper stewards of in origin paradoxically also belongs to God(dess) metaphysically speaking.
Be still to know this truth where your parental frustrations and anguish should always be surrendered to God. That is in turn your holy parent in all things divine. Such a surrendering does not omit you from your own earthly responsibilities to yourself and your own children of birth or adoption. Allow such a holy surrender to become a blessing permitting your concerns to become lifted from your heart and mind. So you in turn may have a clear conscience and a mindset in order to receive guidance and support from the "Holy Spirit of God". The consequences of not surrendering your emotional and mental burdens unto the Lord your God. Will cheat you and your children of a vibrant life because you were selfish with your pain, just as you were selfish with your joys in life. Be still and know we all belong to each other because of our relationship with mother Earth. Deeper still know we also belong to each other because God has loved us so for an eternity. For his "Holy Spirit" unites us all as "One". Hallelujah! ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
Those who listen to me will be secure and will live at ease. ---Proverbs 1:33
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed. ---Sydney Smith.
Honor your own complexity. ---Mark Gerzon. "Coming Into Our Own".
Every being is an abode of God, worthy of respect and reverence. ---Hindu Scripture.
The louder our world today is, the deeper God seems to remain in silence. Silence is the language of eternity; noise passes. ---Gertrud von Le Fort.
The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. ---Jalaluddin Rumi.
Victory belongs to the most persevering. ---Napoleon Bonaparte.
We can't control our destiny, but we can control who we become. ---Anne Frank.
Be attentive to my words... For they are Life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. ---Proverbs 4:20-22