Category Archives: Sufficiency

I’ll Have What I’m Having

Medicate it

Then educate it ~

Dedicate it to the one you love

 

The one I love

is the energy called

FEELING

To feel is to live

I can open up the windows

and let my fresh breeze blow

 

Natural is my cup of tea

I’ll feel my feelings

from my head to my knees

from my knees to my toes

I will help you ungrow

that fungus among us

unfold

and

be chose

Nnnnnnnnnnnn…

 

I love it

but it’s too far gone

it’s so

totally

“what is she on?”

Do You Love?

J1

The

consciousness

you have is what

you take with you when

you go — Better do more

than say magic words and

perform praise-worthy actions.

Is your heart (spirit) overriding your Ego (flesh)?

Do you want to reach heaven (Kingdom of God Living)

 here hard enough to do the spiritual practice that brings growth?

Do you care for yourself richly while denying needy desires?

Do you realize that this may be your last

day here to show love to others?

Do you love a peaceful moment?

Will you share

the animation of your

passion for Life?

Do you

Love?

Until I Imagined More

I thought you were gone

You were there all the time though

telling me

I was bigger than life in your brain

I’d already been to all the places

I’d wished I could visit

had been all the personas I’d envied

I had amazing opportunities

and needed to know what it was like

to be small

to just make it

until I imagined more

in your love for me.

Restless Robin (Revisted)

I’m at the wooded entrance
just parked my car and I observe
fresh drops of rain on the Ford next door
with a robin
slipping and sliding

Up to the roof
of the car
her feet grasping
a slippery front window
like a cartoon character
wiry legs spinning
to reach the top

She flies down
to the side-view mirror
and flaps her wings continuously
peering at herself
thinking it’s someone else

She can’t quite place the face
or find a place to land
but flaps a bit more
searching for the reflection
then lands on the ground below

Flying up to the hood again
her legs begin sliding
furiously upward

She raises herself against resistance
then lowers down
and views her shadow self
reaching to contact
the image

Thirteen times she encircles the space
then at last
distracted by something above

Another bird perhaps
or a place to go and rest
maybe just what she needs
to break a cycle

 

 

The Will of God

In The Will of God, Leslie D. Weatherhead, clarifies three distinctions of God’s will. One is the intentional will of God; the next is the circumstantial will, and the last is the ultimate will of God.  This represents a sort of trinity aspect of God’s will that allows one to potentially better understand the love of God and His response (or seeming lack of one) via our life experiences.

“So we concentrate on the first and think of the will of God in the sense of his ideal intention. To accomplish that, one of the first things we must do is to dissociate from the phrase ‘the will of God’ all that is evil and unpleasant and unhappy.”  This makes a great deal of heart sense. Although life is difficult at times, and there is a great deal to learn in going through difficulty, God’s first intention is that we live abundant, full lives of joy.

The Buddhist way of acknowledging suffering, so as to give it room to leave, and the desire to overcome suffering, resonates with this idea. This is not meant to compare the merit of ideologies, but to address the commonalities here. For Buddhists, it is the dharma, or as was explained to me, the phenomena in our lives and how we relate to it in such a way as to help relieve our own suffering.  This, at least in part, is a  philosophy which implies that the will of God  (the way) is not in sync with the idea of our hells being equivalent to God’s heaven.

As I and friends of mine come to terms with a tragic situation, a death of a man loved by our church community, I am reading this book. I felt the urge early this morning to find it and it now seems timely to me… The Will of God is a book that came from my father’s personal library.  I awoke thinking about “My Father’s Folder,” and then the thought about this book came to mind, and I at once got up and began to look for it, like a woman looking for a lost coin.

I think there is much more to be gleaned from it, and I will be writing more soon about my thoughts on the understanding conveyed within it. At times like these, a new study of an old idea, such as the facets of God’s will and our best attempts to comprehend them, can be helpful in healing a hurting people in need.