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For ever changed by spiritual experience

Often people do not think much about God until something happens in their life. In life we have to face different circumstances and have to undergo different circumstances. Often whenever something serious happens and we have to face a life threatening experience, than we’re confronted with the Highest Being. Once we have had a spiritual experience, we are forever changed. We may try to forget, ignore, or run away from it, but our contact with the Divine realm will never again allow us to completely immerse ourselves in mundane life, whether to indulge in empty diversions or to try to improve the world through purely secular means.

In the time before the offering of Jeshua as a Lamb of God people had to bring offers to the altar, and everything whatever touched the Altar became sanctified when it where really things that were worthy of being brought upon the Altar in the first place. Today too we can say that everything or every one which or who comes before God or to the Altar of God must be worthy to come before God.

Easter postcard circa early 20th century

Easter postcard circa early 20th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Normally every Jew, Christian and Muslim should be clean, not taking part to pagan festivals or pagan rites. Though in Christendom we find a majority not bothering about God’s Laws. They seem not to bother if what they do would be against the Will of God. For many Christians Spring has started yesterday and soon they shall celebrate Easter, the feast for the pagan god Eostre, the god of fertility which they shall honour by the rites of offering eggs and honouring the fertile bunnies. Those eggs and Easter bunnies have nothing to do with Jesus his resurrection. Their resurrected god is also not the Elohim Who cannot die, God being an Eternal Spirit. Also the Easter fires have nothing to do with the sacrificial offering of Christ, nor his standing up from the dead.

A Cute Little Bunny With Some Eggs

A Cute Little Bunny With Some Eggs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By taking part to such pagan rites, their hands are defiled and should they know that they may not come clear to the altar of God. In the weeks going up to that most important day of the year they should have had moments of reflection, having been conscious about the necessity to please God and not to please the world. Schools, workplaces, clubs, may all want to have the pagan symbols of the Spring time and may love the festival decorations, but real lovers of God should abstain from them. They should have cleansed their soul, and should have meditated on the Word of God and His mitzvah.

From Land to Land - Going to shul (synagogue).

From Land to Land – Going to shul (synagogue). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every person who calls himself Christian, should be a follower of rabbi Jeshua, the Kristos or Christ, who worshipped not himself but his heavenly Father, the only One true God. Like he went up to God His Altar really offering himself for the sins of all, he came up to the mountain out of the walls of the city Jerusalem, to be slaughtered as a Lamb. Though we probably shall never be able to be as pure as him, we should try to do our utmost best to become like Christ, pure and clean. But spiritually, each of us should fall into that accepted category, for every child of God possesses intrinsic holiness; the true desire of every Jew and every Christian should be to do what the Most High God commands.

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Preceding articles

Making sure we express kedusha for 14-16 Nisan

Reciting the Aleinu as a warning against temptation of idolatry

More on Grace and Spiritual Fruit – Abide in Me, and I in you

Broken, coming before God

Easter: Origins in a pagan Christ

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Additional reading

  1. Eostre, Easter, White god, chocolate eggs, Easter bunnies and metaphorical resurrection
  2. High Holidays not only for Israel
  3. 14-15 Nisan and Easter
  4. Death of Christ on the day of preparation
  5. Seven days of Passover
  6. Altered to fit a Trinity or Ishtar the fertility goddess
  7. Peter Cottontail and a Bunny laying Eastereggs
  8. Risen With Him
  9. Creation of the earth out of something
  10. Ember and light the ransomed of Jehovah
  11. Because men choose to go their own way

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Further reading

  1. Behind the Scene
  2. Spiritual experience
  3. A Mammoth & Moving Spiritual Experience
  4. Is your spirituality speaking the unspeakable, scruting the inscrutable & effing the ineffable?
  5. Understanding Trauma
  6. Absence of light
  7. Friday: The Language of the Heart
  8. Thank-You Lou Riley: An Unexpected, Powerful Spiritual Experience
  9. Different Ways of Approaching the Problem of Evil

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All things seem possible in May!

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“The world’s favorite season is the spring.

All things seem possible in May.”

~ Edwin Way Teale

~ Image “Love” by Ans van de Sluis
Text & photo source: “The Garden of Pensiveness” https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/?fref=photo

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Het wordt wel voorjaar

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Het begint op voorjaar te lijken als de zon schijnt

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by | 2016/04/13 · 11:09 am

Monadnock in Early Spring


Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
The little lesser hills which compass thee,
Thou standest, bright with April’s buoyancy,
Yet holding Winter in some shaded wall
Of stern, steep rock; and startled by the call
Of Spring, thy trees flush with expectancy
And cast a cloud of crimson, silently,
Above thy snowy crevices where fall
Pale shrivelled oak leaves, while the snow beneath
Melts at their phantom touch. Another year
Is quick with import. Such each year has been.
Unmoved thou watchest all, and all bequeath
Some jewel to thy diadem of power,
Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.

Lowell as a child

Lowell as a child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Spring Pools


These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods –
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.
– Robert Frost

Robert Frost, 1913.

Robert Frost, 1913. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Frühlingsboten

Caroline Walter or Querweltein has hotography as her big hobby – especially the macro worlds are her favourites. In the winter, she thinks about indoor experiments, but in the Summer she goes outside in the morning when the dew drops can tempt her  to put in on the square picture. She tries to get to know the world from a completely different and new page and presents her photographs on a photocommunity and on Calvendo next to her own blog.

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Warm April Days / in-season calendar

Beatrice on her Blog shootingvienna  loves her home town and hopes that she can share her love for Vienna with more people. We enjoyed watching her site. On July 2014 she placed some selfportait of her on the net > Summer Portraits which you can compare with the 2013 November 3 Photo Challenge – Self-Portrait

 

With the Spring images on television, each morning we has already a glimpse of it being better weather in Vienna than here in Belgium.
Nice having the opportunity to see Vienna in bloom, whilst the squares are not yet full of tourists, like in Summer and autumn.

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The weather in Vienna and especially the temperatures are really nice and warm for April.

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The cherry trees and magnolias have been in a lovely bloom already and the leaves of the trees are fresh and light green. Spring is definitely one of my favourite seasons!
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The farmers market has more goods to offer and the buzz is back on a Saturday at Naschmarkt. To help me plan on what seasonal goods to cook with, I bought an in-season calendar over amazon (and not just because the pictures are so pretty :)). You can click on the pictures to see them in full-size.

shooting_vienna_april2016shooting_vienna_april2016shooting_vienna_april2016I had a fun photo-shooting at the Japanese garden in Vienna with me as the model. As soon as I get the pictures I will put them up for you to see but it will take some time since the photographer is quite busy and on…

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DIY de printemps

charlotte has a little blog

Bonjour à tous, aujourd’hui voici de petites idées simples ou DIY pour le printemps !

La première est toute simple: imprimer une jolie image et la mettre dans un cadre! Je vous est sélectionné quelques images à imprimer.

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Pour trouver d’autres photos je vous conseille de taper : “hello spring” “hello spring vintage” “spring” .

Le premier DIY est de petits bocaux trop mignons pour ranger tout ce que vous voulez ! Il vous faux des bocaux en verre (de confiture ou autre) avec couvercle, des petites figurine d’animaux en plastique et de la peinture. Il vous suffit de coller la petite figurine sur le couvercle de votre bocal et de le bomber (je vous conseille de ne pas peindre la partie transparente du bocal). Je trouve ça vraiment hyper sympa et ce n’est pas cher à faire…

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La saison des jonquilles

Au cœur d’une forêt de pins > « Small Town » > Nichée au Sud des Etats-Unis, Small Town = ville universitaire à caractère historique

l’hiver a plié bagage plus tôt que prévu >  le printemps s’est vite installé.

jonquilles = daffodils > breveté de leur floraison

Allah = le plus beau des créateurs a dit :

Allah said:

[ Sourate 57, Ayah 20 ]

Al-Ḥadīd – 57 : 20 Know that the life of this world is only a frolic and mummery, an ornamentation, boasting and bragging among yourselves, and lust for multiplying wealth and children. It is like rain so pleasing to the cultivator for his vegetation which sprouts and swells, and then begins to wither, and you see it turn to yellow and reduced to chaff. There is severe punishment in the Hereafter, but also forgiveness from God, and acceptance. As for the life of this world, it is no more than merchandise of vanity.

[Sourate 18, Ayat 45 – 46]

Al-Kahf – 18 : 45 Present to them the example of the life of this world so like the water We send down from the skies that mingles with the earth to nourish its vegetation, which then on the morrow turns to stubble and is blown away by the wind. God has power over everything.

Al-Kahf – 18 : 46 Wealth and children are only the gloss of this world, but good deeds that abide are better with your Lord for recompense, and better for expectation.

[Sourate 57 Ayah 21]

Al-Ḥadīd – 57 : 21 Hasten for the forgiveness of your Lord and Paradise whose expanse is as wide as that of the heavens and the earth, which has been prepared for those who believe in God and His apostles. This is the bounty of God which He bestows on whosoever He please; and the bounty of God is infinite.

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Au cœur d’une forêt de pins se trouve « Small Town »1, la vie où je vis. Nichée au Sud des Etats-Unis, Small Town est une ville universitaire à caractère historique. Nous sommes très loin des gratte-ciels de New York, Houston, ou Chicago. Pourtant, cette ville ne cesse de m’émerveiller au fil du temps. Cette année, l’hiver a plié bagage plus tôt que prévu, et le printemps s’est vite installé.

Dans mon voisinage, un magnifique spectacle s’offre tous les matins. Il m’arrive de faire des petites balades après l’aurore. La verdure rayonne dans un bain de soleil, tandis que les oiseaux chantent et s’élancent à toute vitesse dans le ciel. On en trouve de toutes les couleurs : marron, rouges et bleus. Non loin de là se trouve aussi un cours d’eau où s’abreuvent des biches et des coyottes dans la nuit.

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Blooming Marvelous!

Een van de wagens van de bloemencorso van Wint...

Een van de wagens van de bloemencorso van Winterswijk in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the south of Europe they seem to have already enough high temperatures to take care more flowers can colour our world. Having the first flower Corso’s and flower parades giving people lots of beauty to enjoy.

Though we also must be careful having also lots of pagan Spring festival showing up, we always have to be careful not to stimulate the wrong sorts of shows and be on the loo out at which flower show or parade’s we want to be seen, and not taking part at processions where heathen symbols are carried or people bow down in front of graven images.

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Funchal, Madeira Portugal Spring Flower Festival = amazing parade of decorated floats, dancers and music

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Good morning from Funchal, Madeira Portugal! The cruise has been in Funchal for two days to give us time to see the Spring Flower Festival. It is amazing! Yesterday there was a parade of decorated floats, dancers and music. The parade took over an hour to pass through but the decorating with fresh flowers must have taken days. They were all lovely, colourful and happy. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen so many smiley faces in one place.

imageimageimageThe crowds were three and four deep for the whole length of the parade. Please excuse my photographs but I couldn’t get an up close space! Many people waited HOURS to secure a spot but I preferred to sit on a wall eating ice cream in the sunshine. There were people climbing up cliff sides, holding onto fences and sat on Dad’s shoulders to get a good view.

The little children…

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