Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of the Month

Hello All,

How have many of you been enjoying the first full month of Spring this year so far? Well this world the great mother or father Earth is alive in a meta sense with us and for us. Or are we alive for the Earth or just for our selfish whims? Recently the human tragedies in Chile with a Volcano erruption and in Nepal with a devastating earthquake. For a society barely with sufficient infrastructure before the quake is now facing the horror Haiti endured just a few years ago. The Earth is to be respected and not feared as a living meta-organism. How humanity co-exists with the Earth spells more for our well being or lack thereof for us than for the Earth. For the Earth will out live our species for billions of years to come.

Today's triple play of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Worship, Promises, and Good & Evil as a whole. In the series of #1072-1074, derived from what is included in the published "Jewels of Truth: The Journey of the Soul Continues, Volume 3". As always may you not just think your way to a better fuller life, but feel your way into the same. For life isn't just meant to be an intellectual exercise it is to be deeply felt mostly in goodness. All the rest beyond our control is an action of faith for those that worship a power or force greater than themselves in this life right now. Amen.

Expand your horizons for this offers both curiosity and well being when the inquiry is valid in grace.

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Worship:

1072) Those that seek to deepen their holy relationship with God the divine may do so through three valid approaches in life. The ever popular one is regimental prayer be it verbal or silently to oneself as a tool of confession, adoration, and supplication by the devotee. There are as many methods of prayer as there are stars in every Creation uttered by God. Every form of worship is made in the Image and Likeness of the religion and its cultural societal norms. Not necessarily in the true Image and Likeness of God himself in earnest.

With such an awareness in worship next comes that of sincere meditation. It is in a complete cleansing of the spirit within only to be bathed by the rays of the holy soul in each of us. Most meditate to become completely nothing in need and want with utter detachment. That is to invoke a sacred paradox from nothing becomes the whole absolute in truth. It is a circular truth known to the masters of every spiritual philosophy.

Finally the last form of devout worship is that of contemplation where thought is created to deepen consciousness by an intentional anchor. To grip onto our minds firmly in a cradle seeking to fathom an understanding by grace. This is where prayer and meditation is to surrender ourselves in spirit. Contemplation is to seize ourselves in deep thought and release any preconceived notions of what should be real. Imagination, consideration, and simplicity are the keys to a thoughtful form of truthful contemplation in reflection.

All three avenues to the divine have variants that can be mixed one with the other to deepen your faiths. The best worship is strictly personal in nature not dictated by outside influences which may in the end confuse more than aid your efforts of spiritual unification. The sublime is not beholden to one particular religion nor spiritual tradition. In fact it is beholden to the infinite variety as the true face of God in a singular oneness. Learn to laugh at the folly of mortals and you'll soon remember your deepest grace is that of a soul of God alive with him. It is such that God(dess) is within your every love in all our lifetimes with a delightful smile valuing our presence in his loving arms. Amen.                                                        ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Promises:

1073) For those of us that need a promise to be made to ourselves by another person. You must realize what you are asking by seeking first a promise from a responsible person with a willful good conduct. It must indeed be a trustworthy request sought out by one's solicitation. Even though when a promise akin to a verbal contract beyond what is humanly possible is pursued. Don't be surprised by disappointment when circumstances reveal another result entirely different instead.

Know that we can't make promises that only God can keep by his holy authority and permission in any reality. A noble promise made out of guilt will soon find itself a shallow promise indeed irrelevant of its original intentions. One must know the difference of what is sincerely possible and what is clearly wishful thinking alone. Otherwise only disappointment and heartaches will follow out of setting expectations that cannot be true in any given circumstance. Be truly wise and know the boundaries of what is sensible and what is not when making any sort of promise worth its substance in gold. Amen.                                  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


Good & Evil:

1074) Know this truth that when turmoil persists for a period of time it may seem to last for an eternity in spirit. When woe and pain appear to be commonplace know that such a misery will only last for a time and no longer. Anguish always seems to arrive first, if not horror when evil occurs amongst a just and noble people. Evil by its own nature much like its twin opposite of goodness is both hidden and publicly known in reality. It is however when evil strikes, it strikes first at its own time table of choice.

It is always the good that will come towards the very end of the turmoil. In order to offer benevolence at every turn so as to correct, heal, and especially offer numerous avenues of great potential for all. Such is the spirit of evil that may occur overnight, but know goodness is like a living investment taking years to fully blossom in God's truth. By the good deeds you will know the divine children of God as his worthy heirs. When anyone complains about the lack of efficiency in every potential good be mindful not to listen to their venom. Have them get involved instead to take a rightful share of the growth of good that will certainly yield when they commit to the tasks ahead. Like any yeast within a baked loaf of fresh bread of true life all perseverance will yield always back to God in such positive results. Amen.                                                   ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ---Martin Luther King, Jr..

The same pain that can blemish our personality can act as a creative force, burnishing it into an object of delight. ---Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. "Alchemical Wisdom".

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. ---Mahatma Ghandi.

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. ---Joan Schaar.

Each of us can become a blessed channel of peace for the healing of Earth's wounds; We can awaken from apathy and find creative, non-violent ways to transform the abuses rampant in today's world. ---Nam Merrill with Barbara Taylor. "Peace Planet: Light for our World".

Reality is permeated, indeed flooded, with divine creativity, nourishment, and care. ---Marcus J. Borg. "Conflict, Holiness, and Politics".

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ---Jalaluddin Rumi. "The Essential Rumi", translated versions by: Coleman Barks.