Category Archives: Overcoming

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?”

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.

The Super Amazing Gift of Laughter

It is an amazing gift

the gift of laughter

especially in the midst

of crying over spilled apple sauce

the kind that comes with pork chops

and what’s especially nice

is when someone sees you spill it,

helps you collect it up,

and then sits down

and sups with you

Resiliency

I smacked down

that fly

off of my monitor

It lay on its back

It grabbed my mouse cord

As I indifferently moved the mouse

It let itself be upright

I tried to scoop it up on a card

Instead it flew away

I saw it on the curtain

Opening the door

I shooed it over

It followed my coaxing

I opened the screen door

and away it flew

Make my spirit like that!