Looking in the Mirror

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

Survival Produces Peace

 
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Like a child who has fallen from his bicycle needs to find a place out of the view of his peers where he can honestly say, “Ouch! That hurt more than I showed in thr front of other people,” we too need a private place of honesty.  We need a place where we can sit down, reflect and mourn.  However, we must be careful not to mourn over the past longer than is necessary.  After the funeral, there is always a burial.  The burial separates the survivor from the deceased, and it is as far as we can go.  So you must come to a place of separation and decide to live on. 

In spite of the pain and distaste of adversity, it is impossible not to notice that each adverse event leaves sweet nectar behind, which, in turn, can produce its own rich honey in the character of the survivor. I is this bittersweet honey that allows us to enrich the lives of others through our experiences and testimonies.  There is is absolutely no substitute for the syrupy nectar of human experiences.  It is these experiences that season the future relationships God has in store for us. 

Unfortunately, many people leave their situation bitter and not better.  Be careful to bring in the richness of the experience to the hurting, not the unresolved bitterness.  This kind of bitterness is a sign that the healing process in you is not over and, therefore, is not ready to be shared as a helping tool to other people.  When we have gone through the full cycle of survival, the situations and experiences in our lives will produce no pain, only peace.

~T. D. Jakes

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6 Comments»

  marlajayne wrote @

Cordie, I was reading the above and thinking about how deep you were and was surprised to see that it was Jakes’ quote. It sounds so like you.

I have Woman, Thou Art Loosed by him and find myself dipping into it now and then whenever I need a reminder of how divinely special women are.

  cordieb wrote @

@marlajane. It’s nice to know that we share the same tastes in some of our literature. Blessings to you and yours. Have you posted pics of the wedding out there anywhere? I’ll be visiting your blog soon–but if they are somewhere else in web world, I’d really like to see them. As always, its nice to hear from you. That T. J. Jakes is something else isn’t he. I saw him on tv for the first time about two weeks ago preaching about the boat–you’ve got to hear that sermon!

  Kassandra wrote @

Hi my friend. I like so much your way of writing, do you want to write about human rights, civil rights, conspiracies and so on, on the Kassandra Project with me, Veronica, Johnny and Chella?

You have a great space, your contribution will be important.

Regards

  CordieB wrote @

I’d be honored.

  Kassandra wrote @

Send me your e-mail address (that you used to subscribe to wordpress) and I’ll add you among the authors

  brightlightwarriornika wrote @

thank you for sharing this.


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