Well being, the new buzz word,well being,not yourself, others, same way Jesus taught about love and prayer, be wide, think of others, well being, the one word on all the to do lists of policy makers, human capital now seen as the essential, their well being,more than a word, but a better outcome for all, as for those handling social media,will they have to deal with predators, or will the tech companies finally get it together, or just plug the holes,the same way a road engineer fills in pot holes, knowing the problem is there for all time. Mental well being, will the Spiritual leaders finally come together and agree on the signs that aim towards Heaven, at least enlightening their people about what is actually going on, amen?
Bamboozled, over worked, children that need routine, a partner that demands more attention than a new born, dirty laundry, is that a stain on the carpet, another bill drops in the letter box, the phone rings, the child is crying, another bill, the letter open, the threat of a law suit, the pressure mounts, she flips back a long string of hair, the dishes are in need of a wash, the children in school will be home soon, the spuds needs to be on the pot, and her hair is streaking grey, a wry smile, she will enjoy the visit to the hairdressers, amen, busy woman.
Food on the table, cutlery set, better off doing it herself, they will only argue, she opens the fridge door, no milk, who will she send for it, the youngest is four, the eldest in eleven, three in between, it’s constant work, she rushes out the door, it’s a five minute hop, back in five minutes she says, they all ignore her, Out the drive a swift maneuver, she is careful, no sudden accidents, she recalls pissing in the back seat of a taxi, once, but she has never forgotten, it was a joke he was telling her, the taxi man, she parks, runs in runs out, back in the door, as if she never left, going strong but under pressure, amen.
Pressure, its a constant; what you haven’t got you want, you have enough, you want more, a big thrill, does it go higher, more, the buzz, don’t feel it anymore, more buzz, the pressure, that void has to be filled, how else can I forget.
Solomon sighed; the struggle to hang onto the Inner Soul, the demands from outside, the anger we store inside, like tenants waiting to get an audience, waiting for the right opportunity, more pressure, its constant. Jesus and his life, tells us of this constant pressure, and also reminds us, of the reward that awaits those who hold onto their faith, amen. It may seem a struggle, but eternity is a very long time; save some for later, amen, you will feel less pressure too, amen. patience helps?
It’s hardly true, what these two men have in common, 58 years ago, JFK was murdered in Dallas, Texas, 58 years ago, Henry Montgomery, was sentenced to life without parole, and on the anniversary of JFK’s murder, this connection is made. Learning to forgive, what does that mean for those who started illegal wars, and the countless millions who were lost, what does it mean, for those who start these wars, are they culpable.
Solomon smiled; eternity is a very long time, way longer than a mere 58 years, amen.
A bad experience, men or women, teacher or authority figure, going to have a chip on my shoulder, it will never happen again; a life spent in misery, amen. One swallow doesn’t make summer, we have all heard this, and one bad person does not represent a country, we have learned this too, so why do so many, allow one person, or one member of a body, turn them away. The press went to town on all those with reputation who fell, and gloated over the tempting news, repeated it, repeats it constantly, twisting the sword, knowing full well, there will be a cue of voices, waiting to have their say, while the fuel of hurt burns. Does anyone want to be reminded of their wrongs, does a society want to be reminded of its wrongs, does anyone need reminding of their faults, knowing that the truth of the Gospels and the Holy Books, have been made real. Our faults, lets keep cleaning up the act, amen. Why?
The King returns home, show me he says, well, what did you do with your time, show me. Imagine the looks on the faces of the subjects; we weren’t expecting you so soon some say, while the King replies, I expect you to be doing your duty, regardless.
The errant priest, loses his flock, acquires habits no one can digest. A sneaky journalist spies a scoop, an award for a breakthrough story. He does a charlie on it, encourages others to write even worse, a fire starts. One black sheep does not make a family, as Jesus would say, be careful with what comes out of your mouth, for you will be judged on every word uttered, amen, kind thoughts, encourage when you can, amen.
It’s great comfort to be able to give solace to those moving on, and moving on is the word, death does not exist, your body fails, time catches up, and as some near the end, there is a feeling of great anxiety, when one senses that their is life, after passing, then, the mind asks, am I prepared for it, amen. The soul is not going to die, and God is the God of the living, not the God of the dead. Those who sow fears, ask yourself, why are they selling it, and why are you buying it, taking it in, adding it to the luggage you already cover, in fact, making it harder on yourself. The wake up moment, death is just an event, your heart feels good, it’s not the end, and you hear that God is merciful, while the baggage you carry is light, reasons to hope, amen. But never forget, you are expected to live a full life, no short cuts allowed.
A thousand new anxieties appear each day, in order to chain you, to your fears. Why do you fear, when you only need to fear God, the one who wants to give you eternal life. How do these fears find a lodging inside you, why does it stick to you, how come you can’t rid yourself of it. The demon is talented when it comes to deception. And there are many who subscribe to that form of behavior that destroys the spirit of others.
Pain in body, trouble breathing, tired, exhausted, lying helpless in a hospital bed perhaps, or a care home, the spirit isn’t exactly flying, the worries that are there, exacerbated by those who remind you of your mortal body, reminding you of death, imagine the Spirit trying to rise in such surroundings, heavy. Imagine your mother or father preparing for a holy visitor, imagine children looking forward to a festival, imagine it,the things that lift the Spirit. Your mother is much more thoughtful than usual when the holy guest arrives, why, the close association with someone divine or with divine closeness, we all react to celebrity.
Your a counselor or healer, you visit those who need your help. The friend you visit opens wide the eyes, delight, ease inside, feeling better. The pain, isn’t so bad, and the ache in the back softens miraculously, if it lasts, that’s practice. However,in this world, pretending is an art form, so many people act their way through life, and we wonder why people become confused.
In a nutshell, when Spirit meets Spirit, everything material is ignored, it has no place in the meeting. However, when you are made to worry, that pain gets a boost. Covid might seem a dangerous fate, but on the other side, it has shown us, that inner space is the choice to provide space, for good deeds into the future, to be stored, safely, amen. Slowing down, allows you to reconfigure inside, amen.
The heavy expressions on faces, think lines across the face, heavy thoughts, the impression disappointment and worries put on a face, then the smile and young look of those who encounter one with an upper reputation, who shines at times, the worries,what worries, don’t you know Heaven exists, why worry, just practice until your faith in God comes to maturity, amen. The old folks, the shoulders down, the footsteps weary, the evening,food and and TV show, no Cinderella moments, just a good night sleep, no shouting outside, wishes that the young ones would consider, but she is forgiven, they are young, who can deal with the truth these days anyway, and those who intentionally wind up people in the holy name, they ought to read Isaiah the next time they read a travel brochure, the old lady, well, she just watches the news; the thrill some get watching the misery of others; they did the exact same in the coliseum, with no consequences, they thought, how were those souls now, wrinkled in other places, knowing the changes going on, well, have the signs been sent, has there been efforts to lift it, the Higher Spirit, amen.
Not much is written about these Holy Women, who pondered the Holy Words, apart from the large number of them, who were deemed heretical, for their simple interpretation of God and the living Spirit. Not captivated by ritual, they were simple in how they devoted themselves to their holy devotion, too simple for the leaders of Christianity in the 13th and 14th century. Margaret Porette comes to mind. While they retreated from life publicly an account of the witch hunt against them, there must be many women of the Spirit, who have had to cloth their faith in all guises. Was their treatment, though harsh it was, just a reminder; how the Spirit from above has had to fight to stay alive in a world that lost it’s way, possibly, amen.
How they are so needed today, these spirited women, in all the different faith groups and beyond. Well, Jesus gave men and women equal standing, and who can disagree with that, amen.
Right thinking person encounters ill thinking soul, dropped into their life scene. The harmony that was, is turned upside down, the right thinking person is grabbing for the oars to escape the intrusion. He finds his solace in the words of Jesus, and is soon in command of himself again. I thought that was a friend, but he soon realizes, she was an attempt to unhinge his well being, no friend at all.
Solomon wondered if those who encouraged such intrusions in life had any idea of the Heavenly power that exists, or the reality, that the Kingdom of God had arrived, why else would they be trying to disturb the spirit. On a global scale, it made him wonder at the propaganda poured into the minds of millions daily. It’s easy to upset those already hurting. Turn them into babbling fools Dear Father, those who try to disturb the Spirit.
Like Isaiah, Solomon’s prayers reached the heavenly powers. He hoped those who upset the spirit had read about the Golden Prophet, whom Jesus referred to regularly, amen.
dreams, the goals of millions,thrashed by corruption, the choices sickening,join in or your next into the coliseum, the clever spies, the spirit they interfere with, the ways of God they have no time for,bought,sold, their gains stashed off shore, does it need to be said,the meter of emotional damages arrives at the Holy Door,the howling wind,the storm,the strange events, God loves his creation much more than anyone living, why those corrupt men,they never thought the day would arrive,when signs from the heavens could clearly be seen, to investigate, those, who do emotional harm. Why, well, that’s for your head to wonder on, amen.
I don’t need God, your breath fails you, your heat beat changes, your fear internalizes, and whom do you ask for help, the number of times, who can keep count.
The child loses the smile, is not cheerful, has become snide, has seen his dreams disappear, and we wonder why horrors occur; those who harm the spirit do so much harm, and while the lawyer might give you advice,he or she can never forgive you, that harm.
Solomon watched the dreams pass his eyes, the hope, there was real hope in many eyes, and small children were more alert, all knowing it seems, as written in olden times. And we need to provide space, for those lights.
Solomon heard the rantings of a so called preacher type, you can’t impress the Almighty God, little did the man know, was he trying to be the wedge between man and God this man, farming them for his own good, probably, amen.
Man using fear to control the environment, hardly welcoming, but these are the rules the penitent says, stuff he read in a manual, do you encourage the loving spirit, do your children witness intimidation at home, is living severe, the welcome, Jesus was sought out, invited to enter the life, and now that we know, that Jesus and his teaching brings peace, should we not try to imitate that feeling.
Solomon sighed, there was a lot of depression among some women who lived under the threat of religion, and were treated like the chattels of men, possessions in other words. Solomon wondered if those who read about the life of Jesus and what he taught had really listened hard to his words. Even the book of revelations had words of great meaning. There are those who lives make them worthy, there are those who will ill treat others, there are those who will continue being evil minded, in a nutshell,there are many types of humans, and not all want to believe. Remain in your best towards the Almighty God, for he judges everyone by the same standard, and as for those who oppress you,remember, they will be judged accordingly, don’t worry, fear only God,amen.
Recall the words of warning Jesus gives to all in positions of authority, their added responsibilities towards those they shepherd, it wasn’t written to discourage anyone from being ambitious; just be just in how you deal with those under you,there are consequences, in a nutshell,don’t dare drown the Spirit,it’s Holy Ground, amen.