Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Archive for January, 2008

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not the apology of  evil, nor the justification of mistreatment and offense.  It is the evocation, the clamor of the victim to God saying : Oh Lord take from me any poison that is in my heart, since this is like the smoke that hurts and blinds my vision.

Life must not coexist with infinite hate, on the contrary, it must return to Peace.  And when there has been affliction, physical and moral harm, then forgiveness is a miracle, which means the direct intervention of the Presence  of God.

We all make mistakes and the human being goes wrong in many ways but when there is misuse of power, abandonment, or misery, then this does not go away in a moment and traces stay. Forgiveness has the wonderful aptitude to heal these deep wounds.

To forgive is really self transformation, it is like emerging of darkness, of death. Nothing can be compared to Forgiveness. It is the conciliation of heaven and earth, the annulment of evil, of sin, of pain, of conflict and even of death. The person who forgives, discovers in his heart that God exists since  forgiveness is the understanding that allows us to receive the grace, which means, the Presence of God in the whole plenitude of the inner life.

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A Spiritual Riddle—I have discovered a treasure; which is that if I join my brother, if we all consider ourselves as being the same, we can make a better world.

By Healing Quotes. 

I was born in a small world but my work is big. You may not be able to see or don’t want to see it. You think that you are big, strong and powerful. But you don’t raise not even a sheet of paper, compared to me.

Perhaps, you don’t appreciate me but I can teach you about having goals and working as a team. You may think that I am nothing at all, but my small feet have walked more than yours. I have climbed more mountains and what is most important: I have discovered a treasure; which is that if I join my brother, if we all consider ourselves as being the same, we can make a better world.   You can truly learn from me.

>Who am I ? 
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Life’s disappointments always mean one of two things (and sometimes both), it isn’t our calling, or we are not faithful


Photo courtesy of occhichiusi and is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence 

I heard this statement on the Steve Harvey Morning show this morning, “life’s disappointments always mean one of two things:  it isn’t our calling, or we are not faithful.” 

I took the time to ponder this statement.  What exactly does that mean?  Just another buzz statement.  After thinking about it and my own disappointments, I can see the factual and spiritual aspects of this statement. 

Often, when we do not receive what we want in life, for instance, a promotion, it’s because we were unfaithful to that position.  We did not do all that we could do to ensure that we were the best possible candidate.  We did not devote the time and energy to be the best possible person for that position.  This can also hold true with any other aspect in life, such as relationships, marriages, child rearing, saving money, to name only a few.  So often when we feel disappointed in how our life is going or how someone is treating us, it is largely due to our not putting faith, support, and endurance in what we claim to want so much.

Then there are those times, when we become disappointed because something does not happen the way we would prefer it to, and we’ve put all our faith, endurance, support, and hard work into it.   We ask God, “why did this happen to me?”   Why did I lose this job, this house, this marriage. We search for the answers, move from the circumstance and days go on.  Soon we often look back and realize that we are in a better place, have a more gratifying job, in a more fulfilling relationship, etc.  In these instances, we look back and thank God for bringing us through our distress and not leaving us where we thought we wanted to be.  In these cases, the situation was simply not our calling.

In life, we should practice to let His Will be Done.  If we learn to depend on God for guidance and lean not to our own understanding, it would make life so much simpler and less  stressful.   Usually, we know in our heart what God would want for us.  And, we know in our heart, what God would have us do.  In times of confusion, pray for God’s guidance  and strive not to lean on your own understanding. 

We need to practice to look at disappointments as perhaps not being our calling and take a hard look at whether we are really faithful in that which we want so very much.

There is a blessing in every lesson.  Peace, Light and Love to all of you.

CordieB.

The Pink Elephant

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

‘Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.’

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, ‘Sure. I have this,’ and produces a tiny porcelain
elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, ‘There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.’

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. ‘I mean, what in the world is
this?’

(you’re gonna love this)

The bank manager looks back at her and says…

‘It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack.. Give the frog a loan, His old man’s a Rolling Stone.’

(You’re singing it, aren’t you? Yeah, I know you are……..)
Never take life too seriously! Come on now, you grinned, I know you did!!!

Have a lovely day

This was sent to me by my favoriate cousin, Deborah, this morning. 

Peace, Light and Love to all . . .