What does it mean to be encouraged, and when do we get it?
Why is it important, and who are those that offer it?
“IT” is all here, in this blog.
You determine which path to take because the how to be encouraged rests inside one’s personal intent to be so. Our intentions are birthed in our will. These thoughts have soaked in my tears for many years They are now presented as if on the platter I searched to find by observing and absorbing.
To be encouraged is to feel lifted in the direction of dreams and visions intended to benefit one and all. The humble person bears great humility so its fruit takes time to ripen.
Life is in the presence of spirit. Given the free will to act as we choose, regardless of circumstances, ultimately leads us to a new place. That place is always at the moment we call now.
As most of you may have already heard “the present is the present.” ( This is why I love the English language!)
Is one’s Spirit, the Soul, aware of conscious or unconscious acts? Does the soul give a life to live while one’s heart and mind determine the route to take and to learn and teach to fulfill by one, or more of the myriad of possible purposes? I am suggesting mean spirited purposes are sadly present. Humans are not perfect.
How can we find the ultimate good reserved for each one of us to achieve? What happens when we falter?
To seek our God’s wisdom is the way to the truth and the light; however, the choices in the Garden of the Universe encourage us to navigate, and we do. We are free to choose our way of being in the presence of any circumstance. I think it is known as the attitude we carry. We arrive at knowing moment by moment according to choices made with attitude at hand. Hand in hand they direct the route we choose to navigate.
Have you heard this hymn? I hope you have been blessed as I was to hear it in the United Staes of America.
“Hark! the herald angels sing,
‘Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!’
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies:
with angelic hosts proclaim,
‘Christ is born in Bethlehem!’ “
LISTEN! to the deliverers of proclamation, the angels… Believe it or not, these thoughts were imbued by love and shared with the world long before the Internet by a thirty-two year old !! His story is remarkable.
Charles Wesley was the eighteenth son of a family in England and his oldest brother, Samuel, arranged for him to be studying in Westminster by the age of sixteen, and he became a tutor at the college by the age of twenty-two. This hymn was published ten years later, and we know it today by singing it to Mendlessohn’s tune. Imagine the inspiration. Felix Menddlessohn was born a hundred and two years later. His life story is equally inspiring.
Violent video games are not heavenly inspirations, just the opposite.
One need not be Christian to know right from wrong though I sincerely believe the love of Christ is for all.
What reason do we need to strive to be at peace with ourselves, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our world?
The reason is we can choose to be a force for the good.
With the Internet’s best function to bring awareness to what exists, how can this precious elixir have been overlooked to be first and foremost a source for delivering humanity’s highest standards as opposed to enabling deception? The harm needs to be addressed.
Who can unite the powerful leaders of all nations to call for what is morally good and right for humanity? If not them, can you?
Why would we not dare to be brave enough to trust our President Mr. Donald J. Trump to meet together with the leaders of the nations? I know the answer to that question, and it is the internal problem of division orchestrated to create chaos. It is an ignorant pursuit. Mr. Trump would certainly have the courage because he sincerely respects the differences of cultures and countries and their leaders even though he is devoted to making America great again. He wants every country to shine as its own decent entity. I have read his books and know his heart. He would be the one to invite Russia, China, and both North and South Korea to begin the discussion for all to see, to hear, to feel, and then speak for their nations, and then to taste the desperately needed respect for individual freedom to become a beacon of light as opposed to a threat of destruction? It is all part of an education. My educated guess is that the art of the deal reaps rewards by engaged interests.
Buddhists attribute Buddha to have said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears.
It reminds me of the Course In Miracles that says to “remember when you meet anyone, it is a holy encounter.”
Surely by chance extraordinary things occur in all of our lives and coincidences begin to complete a puzzle.
As grandiose as it may sound, I see no reason why the leaders of the world cannot UNITE to ease the tensions for all in every nation. We SHOULD NOT behave as if we were living in the dark ages. The darkness that encompasses us today is triggered by two of Satan’s tools: doubt and fear. The control by assertion is just as dangerous as the control by indifference. Neither has heart though boundaries are needed because humans must live by rules and laws to protect us from…mean spirited, evil doers.
I am suggesting grown ups can get together to figure out how to best model wholesome responsibility for the benefit of preserving their own nation’s culture, language, and religions that provide a humane and prosperous existence.
How can I say that? Well, I have taken courage to suggest the struggle needs to be addressed.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” __John 14:27
I ask you to allow the river of living water be filtered through your minds to welcome the revelation of God’s wisdom. If it sounds too quirky, I apologize. It is the wellspring of life.
I may need to write a short blog just on that in the future.
There are no lies, no cover ups in what is true and right. This is not a conspiracy made up to be called that to cover a secret. There are no lies, no cover ups in what is true and right.
Human dysfunctions can be conquered from within each soul, heart and mind. What we know God knows better and completely; the differences need not divide us any further unless any claims to be on a mission to destroy, obliterate, and force a disgraceful or inhumane way. Sanity calls for reason to respect human life to be free to shine.
Each human has the unique capability to discern, to compel, to partake in kindness as opposed to choosing to be a part of a “group mentality” designed by other humans to enslave people. Such addictive control paralyzes authentic individual luster. We must guard our souls, our hearts, and our minds.
I wholeheartedly pray leaders of the world realize the potential in this moment in time to be better than those who felt denied the greatness of uniting in peace.
One by one and all need not surrender the freedom to shine as a light of good for their nation and with every nation in the world. It is a TALL VISION that can begin anew.
God’s plans are to empower all the nations:
” ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,’Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”__ Jeremiah 29: 11
I call for the encouragement of individual greatness. It begins within each soul. I am willing to count on the majority of humans to want the same, and it stands to reason the leaders of each nation can sit at a round table, break bread, and be filled with the comfort of knowing the beast of evil need not be present. Let the devil go.
Spiritually, emotionally, and physically, we are like a ship that leaves a harbor and the journey is only predestined by what we sailed to learn.
Love is the answer to the choices we make in every circumstance. Not all humans are inspired by each human. Felix Menddelsohn was inspired by the words in the hymn penned by Charles Wesley. Only God can inspire each of us, if we will. However, I do believe we can pray for holy encounters between people to promote the best in each person.
I wrote the following words in the nineties on a panel of a kitchen cabinet hoping to encourage wounded young ladies to shine.
“Along the way strive not to judge anyone…
forgive all…give joy…
and always tell the truth.
The path is eternally ours. ”
Be encouraged to be anew with your vision for what is good and right. Leave a footprint of honor.
More possibilities will be discussed tomorrow. The blog for the letter F as assigned in Come, Become Alphabetically Savvy, suggests the word “faithful”.
Should you be inspired, please leave a comment. Thank you.