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May…..

Purplerays

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

(traditional gaelic blessing)

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Shades of Life

There are many different shades of life presented by the many experiences and influences brought into our surroundings.

We have one great expectation to grow in our life and to make it better all the time, looking forward to perhaps an unreachable dream. Those who believe in the Divine Creator know that life is fare-most the greatest gift and that life is sealed by the Grace of salvation making us able to live by a still greater expectation of a better world to come. With that hope by the Grace of Salvation we can nurture our personal choice to opt the option of living and enjoy every moment we receive from the Creator. For that life we should be thankful for each blessing in our present life and the other life still to come and hoped for.

In our life where may be the shadow of all those experiences and special moments of life?  The memories which can build up our life and make our book of life a great story-book to accompany us on paths still unknown.
We may not be any more the one we were when we were a child. All those experience , which we liked and did not like, have moulded us in an other child. The innocence of our childhood is gone. But by the years we become softer and perhaps less experimenting, putting much more in perspective.   When older the empty days can be filled with memories.

Life may be going on for no reason, but we can give a lot of reason to our life, and that is what we should do.

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Find also to read:

  1. without any reason
  2. I have seen the real you
  3. Childhood Friend

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Preceding

During Wind and Rain

Our life depending on faith

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Additional reading

  1. Looking forward for what is to come
  2. Looking for a spiritual new life
  3. Matthew 20 It is never too late
  4. A Tool to shed light over the qualities in our life 1 Inner feelings
  5. Life and an assembly of books

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Related

  1. Cheers To Life !
  2. Poem #193 we’ve placed burdens and shackles on love.

RAY OF SUNSHINE रश्मि🌿

“Among infinite shades of life, you can’t claim any one shade as The best or The worst. Life is so unpredictable.

Soulmate life

Walks with me like my shadow Amalgamated life
Time flies likeblink of eyes, though
Unswayed life

Lives in the hope of living and pray
Aspired life
Lost in the memories of yesterday
Ignorant life

Freely savour the present moment
Pithy life
Cherish the future’s golden element
Relentless life

Resonates the music of laughter
Melodious life
Takes the shower of tears
Morose life

Butstillhowbeautiful, yet
Accessiblelife

~Priyamvada


हमसफ़रजिंदगी

साये की तरह साथ चलती ये
रहगुज़र जिंदगी
मेरे हाथों से छूटता वक्त है फिर भी कितनी
बेअसर जिंदगी

जीने के आस में हरवक्त रहती ये
अग्रसर जिंदगी
कभी कल की याद में खोई हुई ये
बेख़बर जिंदगी

कभी आज को खुल के जीती हुई ये
मुख़्तसर जिंदगी
कल के सुनहरे सपने सजातीे रहती

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No storm can last forever.

Purplerays

No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively.
Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry!
No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.

~ Iyanla Vanzant

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When you are at your lowest point,

At the lowest point in your life you need the guts and strength to see further than the horizon, but know that deep in you there is often more than you would think. Even when we do not feel like a great change could be coming, you should get out of the pitch trusting that also for you somewhere there (perhaps far away) shall shine the light of a bright morning-star willing to give you new energy and at last opening the doors which seemed so tightly closed.

Purplerays

When you are at the your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming
the things you thought you couldn’t do.

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Sacred Rhythms – Longing for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God

Sacred Rhythms

Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God?

Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.

Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices–individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

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Not all Bible reading is created equal.

In Sacred Rhythmsfree this month—Ruth Haley Barton describes the posture we must bring to Scripture for true transformation:

Reading for Relationship

When we engage the Scriptures for spiritual transformation we engage not only our mind but also our heart, our emotions, our body, our curiosity, our imagination, and our will. We open ourselves to a deeper level of understanding and insight that grows out of and leads us deeper into our personal relationship with the One behind the text.

And it is in the context of relational intimacy that real life change takes place.

This is a fundamentally different kind of engagement than what we are normally accustomed to with the things we read. When we engage the Scriptures for spiritual transformation, we make it our top priority to listen to God relationally rather than seeking only to learn more about God cognitively. Our approach is driven by the longing of a lover. We read slowly so that we can savour each word and let its meaning sink in. Rather than rushing on to the next chapter so that we can complete a reading or study assignment, we stay in the place where God is speaking to us, contemplating its meaning for our life and for our relationship. We receive it as it is given without judgment, wanting only to hear the heart of this One we love. Like the little boy Samuel, we approach the Scripture with utter openness and availability to God:

“Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9).

In this listening stance, Scripture becomes an instrument of God’s control rather than a tool that we control to our own ends. Then, as God speaks to us through Scripture, we respond to what we read with our heart and soul rather that just our intellect.

When we are falling in love with someone, we want to know everything about them. We are fascinated by every detail, every relationship, and every event that shaped them. But the desire for intimacy moves us beyond fact finding to seeking understanding, connecting with that person emotionally and sensing our own response.

Thus when we read Scripture for relationship we pay attention to our own inner dynamics and allow our response to take place in the deeper levels of our beings. We are open to a whole different set of questions—questions that help us to risk greater levels of truth telling with ourselves and with God. In addition to asking,

What does it say? What does it mean? How do I apply it to my life?—all questions that promote primarily cognitive activity and allow us to remain firmly in control of the whole experience—we might ask:

  • How do I feel about what is being said? Where do I find myself resonating deeply? Where do I find myself resisting, pulling back, wrestling with what Scripture might be saying? (Note: It is important to notice these inner dynamics without judging them, because they have much to tell us. You may even notice that you feel resonance and resistance at the same time. For instance, you may have a deep sense of the rightness of what the text is saying but on another level have the feeling, “There is no way I can do that!” This is a particularly important dynamic to notice, because it indicates a place where God is at work beyond your own cognition.)
  • Why do I feel this way? What aspect of my life or my inner being is being touched or spoken to through this Scripture?
  • What do my reactions tell me about myself—my attitudes, my relating patterns, my perspectives, my behaviours? Am I willing to look at that in God’s presence?

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This excerpt is taken from Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton, free this month on Faithlife Ebooks. Copyright © 2006 by Ruth Haley Barton. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL., www.ivpress.com.

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Meditation or discovering how to remove your attention


Meditation, whether it be done sitting with your eyes closed or not,
occurs when you discover how to remove your attention from anything in particular
and allow it to float freely in consciousness.

When meditation occurs
it is like realizing that you can fly.
You live your whole life anchored to a narrow range of thoughts, feelings and sensations,
and suddenly you find yourself floating in midair.
Nothing is more exhilarating or mind altering than the freedom you find in true meditation.

Deep meditation allows us to let go of who we habitually think we are
so that we are free to become more than that.

That is why I see it as an essential part of the transformative process.

~ What is the Relationship Between Meditation and Transformation? by Jeff Carreira

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Words Have Meaning: Devil, Diábolos, Slanderers, and False Accusers

In Christendom there are lots of pepole who give a totally different meaning to the words satan, diabolos, sheol, hades and gehenna. Those who call themselves Christian but believe those human teachings about spirit beings called devils or Satan and Lucifer, and make peopel afraid with torture fire in purgatory or even eternal torture in hell, are the most violent opponents of those in Christianity who proclaim the loving God and His coming Kingdom.

 

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Additional reading

  1. Satan or the devil
  2. Satan the evil within
  3. Where does Satan lives?
  4. Sheol, Sheool, Sjeool, Hades, Hell, Grave, Tomb, Sepulchre
  5. Sheol or the grave

 

Spiritual Wrestlings

Words Have Meaning / “Devil”

Devil, διάβολος, diábolos, dee-ab’-ol-os; from G1225; a traducer; specially, Satan (compare H7854):—a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer; prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely, (Aristophanes, Andocides (), Plutarch, others): 1 Timothy 3:11; 2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 2:3; as a substantive, ὁ διάβολος, a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer, (see κατηγορέω, at the end) (Xenophon, Ages. 11, 5; (Aristotle, others)): the Sept. Esther 7:4; Esther 8:1.

From: διαβάλλω diabállō, dee-ab-al’-lo; from G1223 and G906; (figuratively) to traduce:— to accuse. Properly, to throw over or across, to send over, (τί διά τίνος). Very often, from Herodotus down, to traduce, calumniate, slander, accuse, defame (cf. Latinperstringere, German durchziehen, διά as it were from one to another; see Winer, De verb. comp. etc. Part v., p. 17)), not only of those who bring a false charge against one (διεβλητο πρός αὐτόν ἀδίκως, Josephus, Antiquities 7, 11, 3), but also of those…

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Spiritual growth expansion of self-awareness

Jeff Carreira wrote:

The purpose of spiritual growth is the expansion of self-awareness. As we grow we become more aware of who we are. Human life is our spiritual path. It leads to the gradual expansion of self-awareness. At times the path may seem random and haphazard. There is a gradual increase of self-knowledge but only in fits and starts. We have a breakthrough here, fall back there, one circumstance provides a growth opportunity; another sets us back into contraction and fear.

He also adds

Spiritual work is like sailing on the ocean. You need to understand the power of the available currents and winds and then align your sails accordingly. In the same way we learn to read and align with the spiritual currents that propel us forward into ever-greater self-awareness.

It is important that we are conscious to become a universal being awakening into high and higher dimensions of its own existence, finding ourselves embedded in a consciousness that is rigidly shaped by habits of perception.

Find more about it:

Spiritual Growth and the Emergence of the Meta-Being

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Rabbi Ianki’s dog

In life we do need a laugh. today we can see lots of comedies on television, but when we see the jokes they are nearly always under the belt and many very vulgar.

Dr Roby Parrot from the comedy magazine Skyline Reports

On Skyline Reports we may  find (as a joke) Dr. Parrot who has done his medical studies in the field of psychiatry at Sorbonne, where he studied with the famous Professor Pangrue how to buy expensive and sell cheap. He was also once one of the brave defenders of Independece.

At the time of the last Oriental conflagration I served in the civic guard – Intelligent Bayonet – in the company of the Armenian slum. Heroic times {Civic guard}

His eye and mind may be very bright, him believing that

 On the first day God created the sky and the Earth. For administrative reasons he created the whole Earth in one place to be able to master it better and depends on only the Republicans, which he knew better.

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According to him

Unlike religion, sex doesn’t make you feel guilty.

and

There aren’t so many rules when you have sex. {Sex and religion}

From September 2, 2017 (or did he have a false start on August the 20th 2017), this parrot is talking and letting him heard, wanting his own Dada at Morning sunset when he saw a

sad tree had a shaggy elephant who liked to smoke seaweed every morning.

sunset sunrise

The tree often told it to quiet smoking as the carbon dioxide concentration of the atmosphere increased, but the elephant did not hear it because it was deaf due to an atomic bomb exploding right next to its left ear during the secret war in the Anophel mosquito’s studio.

This morning the sun had just risen when it had already sunset.

The elephant was reatly surprised by this thig and asked the tree:

„What the hell is that sun ?”

„It’s sick of seasickness because of seaweed you smoke”, said the tree.

„That means the sun is crazy because the seaweed does not contain nicotine !”

For those who do not speak Parrotese they can go to Romania and find stories about the great spy, secret agent and world-renowned general, Florian Coldea, who leaves with a special mission to Moscow. Dr. Parrot also providing the appropriate photographs or interesting pictorial illustrations to proof the value of what he was to witness. though sometimes it might not always  go so well with his spying efforts.

Here he is trying to create a secret intelligence agency. For a while, everything went well, spying seemed a mild task for the Coldea specialist, until one morning at his door three guys called the big cabinet, with tinted glasses and stiff faces.

If you need a doctor, may we advise you first to go along Dr. Parrot. Though we want to warn you, being part of this age where so many use bad language, we also can find some ugly words, like on whenRadu C. Crahmaliuc his text “Student, acuzat de terorism după ce a deschis un geam într-un troleibuz plin cu pensionari” of a Student accused of terrorism after opening a window on a bus.

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as the result of the attack, at least 15 people required anti-rheumatic grease rubbing and suckers on their back, the incident being among the worst in America.

 

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  1. The Creation of the World – Trump’s vision
  2. Trump’s secret reviews: How to succeed in politics
  3. Indecipherable writing
  4. Civic guard

SKYLINE REPORTS

Rabbi Ianki had a pedigree dog. One day he reads in a newspaper that in Paris for 5,000 dollars  the dog can be taught to talk in just one week. He immediately calls his son Moishole, gives him 5,000 dollars and sends him to Paris with the dog.

In Paris Moishole spends all the money on girls and fun in just two days. All night he did not sleep, being terrified that the Rabbi will kill him for speding the money. The next day Rabbi Ianki calls his son to learn how the dog is evolving. Moishole tells him everything’s going really well.

“How so ? Has it already started to talk ?”

“It doesn’t stop talking. By the way, Dad, are you still having sex with the youg lady secretary ?”

“Who told you that ?”

“The dog !”

“Know something ? Leave the dog at Paris and come…

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We should all be writing

In this present world lots of short notices or messages are posted on social media, but to find serious writing on the net has become limited.

There is a serious need for analysing what happens in the world. We could do with some more bloggers recording for history what is going on and how we feel about it. Analyses of people giving an idea how a culture experiences the events.

It is for any person impossible to know what future shall bring, but by the knowledge of what happened in the past people can have an idea how things can evolve.

For sure all people should try to work for a better future and if they do not fix the disinformation problem, the divide will only widen.

You have very good reasons to point to Nazi Germany, because many factors are pointing that direction, and people could be surprised it can be as bad as then sooner than people think.

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To remember

Journals. Blogs. Letters to the editor. Letters to others. Letters to representatives. Emails. Facebook posts.

> recording for history

history written by those who have most to gain by revising history.

‘recording’ history =/= ‘rewriting’ history.

current problem = large number of people been brainwashed by lies + who think they are informed.

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Be the scribe. Record your experiences. Tell history the facts.

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Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away

Fake News Goes Back to the Garden of Eden says Pope Francis I

Parallels between what is happening in our world today and the atmosphere in pre-Nazi Germany

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Additional reading

  1. Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past
  2. Finish each day and be done with it
  3. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  4. No curtain placed over tomorrow
  5. So it will be on the day when …
  6. Not to speak is to speak
  7. Faith, hope and love abide
  8. A concrete picture of what is to come in the future
  9. Trust the future to God
  10. You God hold the future

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  1. Historical facts in myths and legends
  2. Don’t Compromise Monuments and Parks
  3. America’s Cult of Ignorance
  4. I Know You Hold the Future
  5. Would You Send Your Children to University?
  6. Worst Military Leaders in History
  7. They All Fall Down
  8. Educated Goal Setting
  9. The Expansion of Time and the Mind
  10. The Future of Emails: I
  11. Writing Prompt Response
  12. Scribes
  13. Focus on Scribes
  14. Future thinking
  15. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
  16. This Little Britain
  17. It Is Not A Democracy
  18. Now You See It, Now You Don’t
  19. Let’s Go To The Papers
  20. What is a historical fart?

Evolutionary Politics for Evolving Citizens

We should all be writing.

Journals. Blogs. Letters to the editor. Letters to others. Letters to representatives. Emails. Facebook posts.

We need to be recording for history what is going on and how we feel about it.

They say that history is written by the winners. I don’t agree. I believe history is written by those who have the most to gain by revising history.

There is a difference between ‘recording’ history and ‘rewriting’ history. We are seeing this happening in 2017. There are those in public life who don’t seem to understand that technology makes it easy to find the videos from the past that document a statement. You can try to deny that you said something but someone will find that video and publish it to prove you are lying.

The current problem is not just the lying about the past, even the recent past. What is most…

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