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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:49 pm

Sunshine And Rain

We wouldn’t enjoy the sunshine,
If we never had the rain.

We couldn’t appreciate good health,
If we never had a pain.

If we never shed a teardrop
And always wore a smile,

We’d all get tired of laughing,
When we’d done it for a while.

Everything serves a wise higher purpose,
The bitter as well as the sweet.

Both are required for teaching us
And make our lives complete.

Helen Steiner Rice
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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:09 pm

The Light Of Your Soul

The inner light of your soul is love.
May it guide you and bless everything you touch
With the love and warmth that’s in your heart,
So the beauty of your spirit and soul
Shines through all your endeavours.

May the sacredness of your work
Bring healing, light and renewal
To you and all those you get in touch with,
Who receive and benefit from your efforts.

May what you are doing never weary you,
But release within you the eternal wellspring of
Inspiration and reveal to you the beauty and wonder
Of the magic and miracle of our earthly existence.

May the true you always be present
And manifest itself in everything you do,
So you will never again be lost
In the illusions of the material world.

May you meet each new day burden free and
May every dawn find you awake and alert,
Because with the help of the Angels in dreamtime
Your whole being was filled with the promise
Of endless and unlimited potential and possibilities.

Every evening may you feel gracious and fulfilled.
May your nights be spent feeling blessed, sheltered and protected
Safe in the knowledge that your soul forever rests serenely,
In the loving arms of your Highest Self,
The living God within and His/Her Angels.

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:48 pm

And Even The Light Of The Sun

And even the light of the Sun will fade, at the last,
And the leaves will fall, and the birds will hasten away,
And I will be left in the snow of a flowerless day,
To think of the glories of spring, and joys of a youth, long past.

Yet be silent, my heart! Do not count it a profitless thing,
To have seen the splendour of the Sun, of grass and flower!
To have lived and loved! For I hold that, to truly love if but for an hour,
Is better for man and woman, than endless cycles of blossoming spring.

From ‘Magdalen Walks’
Oscar Wilde

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Letting Go

Letting go has many implications.
It does not mean we no longer care for others,
We merely refuse to do for them
What they should be doing themselves.
It does not mean cutting ourselves off from loved ones,
But realising that we have no right to control them.
It means focussing on the experiences of our own life,
Making an effort to learn from them as much as possible.
There’s no harm in accepting that in many situations
We are powerless in any case,
Because their outcome lies in God’s hands.

Letting go does not mean
Trying to change others and piling blame onto them for anything,
When for us the time has come to
Change our own thinking and behaviour patterns,
To enable us to become
The captain of the ship of our own destiny,
Encouraging others to do the same for themselves.

Letting go does not mean
Caring for someone, but caring about them.
Fixing things for others,
But letting them do for themselves,
So they can learn from the mistakes they make
Along the pathway of their life,
Whilst we stand by to support them,
Should a genuine need for it arise.
Yet being supportive and standing by.
Judging anyone and loving them the way they are,
With whatever flaws and shortcomings we see in them.
Trying to be centre stage and pretending
To be able to arrange the outcome of things for others,
But encouraging them to come to their own conclusions
And make their own decisions,
As that’s the only way human beings can learn
How to take charge of the development
Of their character and through this of their destiny.

Letting go does not mean
Indoctrinating others, but encouraging them
To develop their own perception and through this build up
Their faith in God and the basic goodness of the life
All of us have been given and the roles we are playing in it.
Denying the things that come our way,
Without attempting to adjust them to our desire,
But accepting them gracefully and giving thanks for them.
Going with the flow and making the most of every day.

Letting go is not about
Regretting the past, but learning from the mistakes
We make along our predestined pathway through life,
Thinking with gratitude of those who helped us
To grow and evolve and become the way we are now,
That our wisdom and understanding has increased sufficiently,
So we can do our share of
Blessing and healing humankind and our whole world,
Thus being an active and conscious participant of
Establishing God’s Kingdom on the Earth and
Creating a happier and more secure future for everybody.

Letting go shows that we trust:
God’s great plan and the small plan for our life within it;
The basic goodness of life and the love
That once brought us into being;
That the Universe knows what’s really good for us,
And constantly provides for all of us
Only that which serves our highest good and greatest joy.
This knowledge sets us free to fear less and
To love more freely and from the heart.

Letting go proves that:
We are happy that our life, the same as everybody else’s,
Rests safely in the loving hands of God and the Angels;
We know that others, like us,
Need to be encouraged to make their own mistakes,
As that’s the only way human beings in earthly life
Can grow and make the evolutionary progress that is
The reason for our being together in our present existence.

The Universe rewards wise ones who endeavour to let go of outdated
Beliefs and prejudices about themselves and their role in life
By making it easier to let go on other levels, too.
The more we become aware that our children are not truly
Our children and our earthly parents not our real parents,
The easier letting go of each other becomes.
This realisation of this sets both parties free
To be true to their real nature and love the way
God loves each and every one of us,
His/Her children of the Earth,
Totally, unconditionally and with detachment.

This kind of love does not hold on.
It sets loved ones free,
So they can grow through their own experiences,
Each in their own way and at their own pace.
Learning to love this way is the ultimate purpose
Of every human being’s earthly existence.
When we have learnt to forgive whatever happens,
Because we understand the wise higher purpose behind it,
We are becoming ever more God-like ourselves.

And the sooner we come to terms with that:
Everything in earthly life is a gift from the Highest Forces,
Borrowed and on loan for a certain time only.
Nothing truly belongs to us, especially not people.
The only thing that’s truly ours is our consciousness,
That which we are on the innermost level of our being
And not what we have,
The easier it gets to set ourselves and others free.

Created by Anon.
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Recommended Reading:
• ‘About Children’
• ‘Of Marriage’

From ‘Healing Corner For Parents And Children’

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:55 pm

The Value Of A Hug

A hug is beneficial because it feels good.
It disperses loneliness and the fear of each other.
It’s self-esteem building when you say to yourself:
‘Wow! I am lovable, someone wants to hug me!’
Besides a hug slows down ageing because at heart
People who enjoy hugging never grow old.

A hug eases tensions and insomnia.
It keeps arms and shoulder muscles in good condition.
It enhances the environment
And is therefore ecologically sound.
It’s democratic as well,
Because everybody is always eligible.
And on top of all that it’s portable.
You can take it with you wherever you go.

A hug is a sign of friendship
And adds another dimension to
Being together merely as physical beings.
It saves heat and that makes it energy efficient.
Difficult days are made more bearable
And happy ones better still
By making you feel good all day.
And that’s why I am sending you
An extra great big special hug,
Right now!

God bless you and keep you safe,
Always.

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From ‘Words Of Wisdom For Friendship Healing’

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:30 pm

A Little Hug

Whenever you’re feeling sad
And things just won’t go right,
When your usual happy smile
Has vanished out of sight,
Look at this little hug from me.

Keep it for the times you feel lost and lonely,
To remind you there’s someone who loves you
And really cares about you and your wellbeing,
Especially spiritually,
And that’s me.

With love – Aquarius

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:37 pm

Slowing Down

Great White Spirit,
Father/Mother of all life,
Help me to slow me down,
Ease my pounding heart,
Quieten my racing mind
And steady my hurried steps.

In the noise and confusion of my earthly existence,
Grant me the gift of finding the peace
Of Your mountains, hills and lakes,
That restores my ability to sleep at night.

Teach me the art of taking time off:
For smelling the flowers,
Seeing more of my family and friends,
And reading things that nurture
Me and my soul.

With every breath I take,
I give thanks and praise to You
For the beauty and wonder of Your Creation,
For everything that is presently in my life,
For that which once was
And whatever will be one day.

Thank you for teaching me
That there is more to life than running ever faster.
Each time I admire the branches of a towering tree,
I realise that it could only grow
To its present height and strength
Because it took its time.

That’s why I am asking you to slow my down.
Help me to become ever more gentle
With everything that is in my life,
And to be humble of heart,
For in that place alone human souls can
Find the rest, peace and healing they need
And receive from You.

Amen

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From ‘Prayers & Words Of Wisdom From Around Our World’

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Mon May 01, 2017 4:07 pm

A May Celebration In Honour Of The Great Mother Of All Life

Bring flowers of the rarest,
Bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and dale.
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Their Lady they name Thee,
Their Mistress proclaim Thee,
Oh, grant that Thy children on Earth be as true,
As long as the bowers
Are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Sing gaily in chorus,
The bright Angels o’er us
Re-echo the strains we begin upon Earth.
Their harps are repeating
The notes of our greeting,
And You, Great Mother,
Are the cause of our mirth.

This hymn is sung during the ‘May Crowning’ of a statue of Mary in May. Mary is one of the many symbolisms for the Great Mother of all life.

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Recommended Viewing:
• ‘The Dance Of The Flowers’
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At the end of April the Sun moves into earthy and sensuous Taurus. This is a time that presents us and our world with a dramatic change of tempo. After the breakneck speed and impatience of Mars in fiery Aries, Venus in earthy Taurus enters the main stage. In this sign the planet finds some of its finest feminine expressions and brings to souls born into it, as well as everybody else at this time of the year, a wonderful sense of enjoyment and appreciation of the good things in life. Gracefully and with a deliberately measured pace, Earth presents herself as a beautiful young bride. Bedecked with a profusion of flowers, blossoms and new greenery as far as the eye can see, she reveals to us the freshness of as yet unspoilt youth.

Sun in Aries represents the renewed betrothal of Mother Earth and Father Sun. But when the Sun moves into Taurus they are celebrating their wedding feast. The Universe invites all of us to take time out and enjoy with all our senses one of the greatest Cosmic events, of which the betrothal, the wedding feast with its renewal of all life on the Earth plane are outer physical manifestations of what’s happening on the inner levels of life.

When it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere and all of nature is stirring after its winter rest, spring blossoms appear everywhere in breathtaking abundance and beauty. Admiring them, let us remind ourselves from time to time of the process of spiritual growth and harmony that is constantly at work behind any manifestation in the world around us. All children of the Universal Life Force, who are aware of this, have their work cut out for themselves, not merely on the physical plane but by adding their voices to the Angelic choirs of praise and thanksgiving that forms an essential part of the great orchestra of life.

Watching Mother Nature newly unfolding helps us to become more aware of and in tune with those who are beavering behind the outer form of life, to bring us fresh evidence of God’s life manifesting itself in our world. Whenever an opportunity for it arises, let us therefore get out and about and under he canopy of Heaven enjoy the shelter and shade of the mighty branches of the Universal Tree of Life, God, and absorb His/Her blessings of healing and peace for ourselves and all lifeforms, visible and invisible, that shares world with us.

From ‘The Sun In Taurus’

To my worldwide circle of friends and spiritual family,
Happy May Day

With love – Aquarius

From ‘Words of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year’

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Tue May 02, 2017 6:38 pm

Taking Time

Take time regularly for:
Thinking – taps into the source of all knowledge.
Playing – the secret of staying young at heart.
Reading – a fountain of information that,
when applied to our daily lives, can lead to an increase of
wisdom and understanding and an expansion of consciousness.
Quiet reflections, meditations and prayers – connect us with the Source
of our being and we gain access to the only true power
that exists in the whole of Creation.
Loving and being loved – a gift from the Divine.
Being friendly – the road to happiness.
Laughing – the music of the soul.
Giving and sharing – life is too short for selfishness.
Working – the instruments of success.
Charitable deeds – the keys to Heaven.

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Wed May 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Dancing With God

Some time ago, I was meditating on the word guidance and noticed for the first time that this word ends in ‘dance’. This reminded me that somewhere I had read that doing God’s will can be compared to dancing.

When two people are dancing
And both are trying to lead, nothing feels right.
Their movements do not flow with the music
And are uncomfortable and jerky.
Yet, as soon as one person allows the other one to lead,
The energies of both bodies come together
And begin to flow easily with the music.

By giving each other gentle cues,
Perhaps with a nudge to the back
Or gently pushing in one direction or another,
Their bodies move gracefully, but this kind of dancing requires
Surrendering to the will of one’s partner
And attentiveness towards them.

After this reflection I took a closer look at the word guidance.
The letter G made me think of God, and the letters u and i
Were saying: ‘God, u and i dance.’
So I asked God to lead me
And told Him/Her that I freely and willingly
Surrender my whole being,
Knowing that this way I shall always be safe.
Ever since then the living God within me, my intuition,
Has been guiding and protecting me.
I trust that this will continue wherever God’s plan
For me and our whole world may wish to lead me.

May God’s guidance and protection also be
With you today and forever.
Like me, may you walk safely hand in hand
With the Great White Spirit and the Angels,
By simply following their instructions
As they come to you intuitively.
May your spirit and soul fly free and move in step
With the eternal dance of the Universal Christ,
The Great Father/Mother’s only born Son/Daughter.
S/He is the great Light of the whole of Creation,
Who is the light of all lights and the Sun behind all Suns,
Through whom all life is given, nurtured and cared for.
May you trust Its guidance and protection
Throughout all the seasons of your life,
Now and forever.

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Trust

O Universal Christ, Thou Art
The Highest Star and the Brightest Light
In the whole of Creation.
Amid the encircling gloom of our world,
Lead Thou me on
With the radiance of Thy light
And Thy loving hands,
For human nights of the soul are dark
And in earthly life
I am far from my true home.

Direct Thou my feet.
I do not ask to see
The distant scene,
Only one step forward
At a time.
That will do for me.

I did not always pray that
Thou should lead me on.
While I was ignorant of my true nature and Thine,
I preferred to choose for myself,
Because I assumed I knew
Where my lifepath should be taking me.
Having grown more mature and wiser,
I recognise that it’s not for me to know,
And I yearn for Thee to lead me on.

I’ve had enough of the times when,
Although my whole being
Seemed to be filled with nothing but fears,
Wilfulness and pride ruled my life.
Help me to leave this part of me behind
And lead Thou me on.

As long as Thy wisdom and love
Is guiding me from within
The very core of my own being,
I shall always be safe.
Then o’er moor and fen,
Crag and torrent,
Lead Thou me on,
Until all traces of darkness
Have gone from me and my world.

On waking each morning
With my inner vision I now see
The Angels smiling at me.
Even though I thought I’d lost them,
They never left me and
I never stopped loving them.
Bless each one of them for me.

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Fri May 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Relativity

Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice.
But for those who are loving God’s way
And realise their oneness with God and all life,
There is no time.
They are dwelling in Eternity.

Henry Van Dyke
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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sat May 06, 2017 3:53 pm

I Believe

I believe for every drop of rain that falls,
A flower grows.
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
A candle glows.
I believe for every soul that goes astray
An Angel comes to show the way.
I believe. I believe.

I believe that above each storm
Even the smallest prayers are heard.
And I believe someone in the great ‘out there’
Listens to every word.
Each time I hear a newborn baby cry,
Or touch a leaf and see a star,
I know why I believe.

Jimmy Shirl &Al Stillman
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Recommended Viewing:
• ‘I Believe’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODtExxkW0ws

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Sun May 07, 2017 3:49 pm

Footprints In Our Hearts

People are constantly walking into and out of our lives.
Yet, only friends leave their footprints in our hearts.

To handle ourselves we need to use our heads,
but for handling others it’s better to do so from our hearts.

Have you noticed that
anger is only one letter shorter than danger?

If someone betrays us once, that’s their fault.
If they betray us twice, it’s our fault,
because we didn’t learn from the first experience.

Great minds discuss ideas,
average ones reflect on events,
while small ones talk about people.

God provides all birds with their food,
but doesn’t throw it into their nests.

Those who lose money sometimes lose much.
Those who lose friends lose more
and those who lose faith lose everything.

Learn from the mistakes of others.
Earth life isn’t long enough to make each one ourselves.

The tongue weighs practically nothing.
Isn’t it sad that so few people know how to hold theirs?

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From ‘Words Of Wisdom For Friendship Healing’

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Re: Food For Thought

Postby aquarius123esoteric » Mon May 08, 2017 3:53 pm

It’s A Puzzlement

If all good people were clever,
And all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
We thought that it possibly could.

But alas, it is seldom or never
That the two hit it off as they should.
Why is it that all too often
The good are so hard on the clever
And the clever so rude to the good?

The Age of Aquarius is the age of
Friendship and siblinghood with all life.
It is bringing us the understanding that
Everybody who is taking part in earthly life
Has their own predestined pathway to walk
And different lessons to learn.
That’s how the spirit of our time,
The Aquarian Zeitgeist,
Is doing away with the need for
Behaving in the above manner
Towards anyone.

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From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life’

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