As now that the holiday season is entering full swing at least here in the States. With the American Thanksgiving holiday only 2 weeks away and the shoppers black Friday at retailers upcoming. Most families in the modern day society are being caught up with keeping households afloat economically speaking. The reasons are various and very few of them are avoidable lest things become worse rather than better from negligence.
So those of us in materialistic societies be it in the West or the burgeoning East should value people more than personal property. It's very easy for our human ego to mistake people as things by mistreating them. A slippery slope I hope no one is encountering right now. For people much like technology is making our lives further productive be that for better or for worse. Do not misplace your grace during these forthcoming holidays no matter your faith persuasion in the world.
Today's trio of spiritual wisdom statements in the series are on the topics of: Truth, Oneness, and Realization. #1057-1059 Enjoy them as always and may you find them practical as they are meant to enlighten, if not challenge us.
(*I'm also going to be on a family visit to my hometown in Miami, FL. Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond for a couple of weeks. So I won't be able to update this blog site during that time. )
1057) With truth comes responsibility. A responsibility that is not to be taken lightly nor belittled in its scope of the encounter at hand. Truth is meant to be described, to heal entirely, and to set free what it shall convey in its subject matter in question. A half truth is a half lie and misleading by the intention of the speaker or the witness that repeats it to others. A truth is both subjective and objective in its natural outlook of what it shall entail. Responsibility comes on the heels of how the truth is handled and with whom it shall or should be shared with others.
Withholding the truth can be an injustice depending on the reasons and justifications used. By keeping it hidden from those who need it or deserve to be with it in spirit. Suffering can only come from a truth that is mishandled by the subjective intent to manipulate others to your own unjust ends. Be careful not to become an accomplice to such an undoing of ill treatment of others. Over time it shall either numb your scruples or weigh so heavily on your heart you will need much healing to overcome in spirit.
Move with the truth followed by your convictions in tandem use by what you behold as sacred in life. Be it as a philosophical or spiritual difference it is all one and the same beauty of the mind. As you live in truth you shall be blessed by your reputation as a person of renowned character. Nothing short of grace can be more endearing to any man, woman, or child in life as a principle. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1058) We are all one within the true "Spirit of God" within our hearts, minds, bodies, and in the care of all the souls in manifest and ethereal Creation. If we dare to separate ourselves from this ultimate truth in a secular fashion. We stand to lose out from being wholeheartedly connected to the glory of God(dess) in our lives. We cheat ourselves and for a time become miserable not becoming aware of the wonders all around us. A divinity that awaits this acceptance of such a sublime benediction releases us from this world.
Be still and listen to your heart beating with the pulse of Life. That gives power to the stars and the heavens to shine so brightly. Do not just look to the sky for God, but indeed look within each others hearts and there you shall find your salvation. In this truth is the glory of God most assured in a united divinity that is both real and alive right now! Amen.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
1059) For a true realization to occur in one's mind it must also be felt in your heart. A realization can't have one without the other from being involved as a matter of consequence. For an intellectual realization alone is only a partial connection. It must have its companion within the emotional in order to seize a full realization. Especially when it comes to a culmination of a splendid epiphany. To realize an idea, concept, or a truth one must see it within the mind's eye. In order to feel it in your heart afterwards and be able to mold it with a justified reason.
Although a medley of realizations strung together like a chain can at times become confusing to the intellect and the emotional being. This is where patience must be sought after in earnest in order to meditate or contemplate upon the subject matter. All other thoughts become secondary until a revelation is shown by your sincere intent to learn and grow as a person without prejudice. A realization can be refreshing akin to an "Aha!" moment in its fullest delight. Or bury you further into more questions leading you elsewhere in thought. Enjoy your musings and be filled with wonder for each breakthrough affords you another encounter of self discovery. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.
In the time of your life, live so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the Infinite delight and mystery of it. ---William Saroyan. "The Time of Your Life"
Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite; that letting go is the real path to freedom. ---Sogyal Rinpoche. "Glimpse After Glimpse"
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ---Carl Gustav Jung.
It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need. ---Allan Lokos. "Through the Flames"
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion... In a word, to let the spiritual, unhidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. ---William Henry Channing.