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Apex Predator(s)

Dingo dogs

among others… are considered A.P. (i.e. man has dominated man to his own injury, and what about woman??)

(On the watch and look out…)

A.P…

Including the GRIEF messing with my mind!… hurting heart.

The battle of my own mind…i have to fight off my (deep) grief
Before it
Kills
Me. (and at the moment i am not down for the count; my sparring continues)

sorrowing/weeping for you……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..and me…and Others, Puerto Rico and the Islands, etc. and the isolated ones… who think they’re an unreachable/untouchable island of security.

My heart weeps for those who sleep…(spiritually) who settle for the mundane routines of life and the ways of death.

I also have to destroy the selfishness in me…in order to continue forward on my spiritual path of living compassion and agape love… to the fullest extent.

I must conquer… and not be conquered! i will. come off victorious! (with God’s help, of course.)

Hope and faith… an anchor sure.

What is today’s date & time?… another day to make a little difference…”there is more happiness in giving…”

9/26/17 @ 5:24 a.m.

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convinced

Convinced...

“completely certain about something” “firm in one’s belief, especially with regard to a particular cause or issue”… [on-line definitions/descriptions of “convinced”]

 

About what am I convinced??

(Yahweh/Jehovah/Creator/Divine Mind) God’s Love… the only True God of Compassion!

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8:38,39)

8/24/17 @ 10:03 p.m.

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Sorry Ozone (for my Aquanet hairspray o-veruse)

jw @ 20 years old…where did the time go?? (1989)

i have no regrets (with how time was spent or how i chose to spend my time (i.e. serving the God of Compassion in self-sacrifice)–sounds arrogant, eh?…(old photo of a “happy” moment captured of me acquiring a piece of my compassion education in my Youth)…this young-er girl/woman still has/had a LOT to LEARN.

Thank God O-zone is still here;)…and i am still breathing;)

when you lose your youth, you lose your…chipmunk cheeks-lol:)

when you lose your youth, do you gain wisdom??  Oh, and flat hair and wrinkles too!;)

age and aging is privilege!..thankful and grateful to still be aging!…and learning…lots…still…

a (bible & Other) student almost 30 years later with tons yet to learn, huh?…(studying and meditating when Young helps you develop spiritual qualities of survival, etc… that keep you headed in a compassionate direction.)

green is still my favorite color

9/19/17 @ 3:10 p.m.
Published 9/24/17 @ 8:34 p.m.

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quivering ribbons of a hemorrhaging heart…

of an emotionally bleeding heart

an

inner/figurative
heart
flogged… and whipped about…(a crushed spirit and a reed bent over)

and
scourged
by
the grief..
struggling
and
suffering of the

(imperfect) human
condition…(immediate and global of the so-called small and of the so-called noble)

 

The usual instrument was a short whip (flagrum or flagellum) with several single or braided leather thongs of variable lengths, in which small iron balls or sharp pieces of sheep bones were tied at intervals… As the Roman soldiers repeatedly struck the victim’s back with full force, the iron balls would cause deep contusions, and the leather thongs and sheep bones would cut into the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Then, as the flogging continued, the lacerations would tear into the underlying skeletal muscles and produce quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. [Dr. William D. Edwards in The Journal of American Medical Association describes the Roman practice of scourging.]

 

{No…i don’t hide/escape away in apathy or acceptance or tolerance without limits.}

 

Not numb

and

not dumb…(ing)

it

down

[i drink up the real. The excruciatingly hot and the icy cold.]

 

11:21 a.m. 9/24/17

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Con-“tent”-ment

Finding Contentment in (temporary)chaos… can pose challenges.

Organization… organizing is a form of managing/controlling chaos. May be healing?

(Do various messes mess with the mind???) (Is disorder torture for the mind of order??)

Points read…(not sure of exact reference at moment, most likely awake! or w)
“a contented person does not complain, grumble, or find fault; nor does he succumb to feelings of envy and greed–feelings can stifle the development of brotherly love. Rather, contentment promotes a generous spirit.”

When breathing-fragile-life “find” a place (literal or figurative)of contentment, it’s a lot easier to be generous, huh?

To share/to care…
(Generosity fosters agape)

Figuratively and may be? Literally living in “tent(s)” a tent is protection/a shelter..so, is contentment.

May be? Am learning con TENT ment in the dwelling (aka) tent of sadness and chaos.

9/21/17 draft
Edit/publish 9/22/17 @ 6:42 p.m.

An afterthought…
“Remove untruth and lies far from me.
Give me neither poverty nor riches.
Just let me consume my portion of food.”
PRO verb 30:8…(ate spiritual food now I need to eat a little dinner (now).)

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Purging Purgatory

Peoples & places & punishments… we all need relief! (some RIP: rest in Peace:)…a break from the fake!…

sadly:( some of us have suffered oppression in one form or another throughout our lives (and in the graves??)…by lies.

Investigate for Yourself, please, the origins of doctrines…[excepted reading reference article: “Is Purgatory mentioned in the Bible?” 2017]

Purgatory is defined in Catholic teaching as the state, place, or condition where the souls of those who die atone for their unforgiven sins and are purified.*(See the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Second Edition, Volume 11, page 824.) According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this purification is needed “to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.” The Catechism adds that “the tradition of the Church . . . speaks of a cleansing fire,” (as depicted in the artwork accompanying this article.) However, this is not a Scriptural teaching.

The ancient Greeks believed in Limbo and purgatory. Influenced by Greek philosophy, Clement of Alexandria asserted that the dead could be cleansed of sin by a purifying fire. However, it was Pope Gregory the Great who stressed the fire of purgatory as a matter of unquestioned belief, according to The History of Christian Doctrines. This reference work adds that Gregory, who was pope from 590 to 604 C.E., “is usually called ‘the inventor of purgatory.’” The Catholic Church defined its official teaching of purgatory at the councils of Lyons (1274) and Florence (1439) and reaffirmed it at the Council of Trent in 1547.

What the Bible says…

People who have died are unconscious. “The living know that they are to die, but the dead no longer know anything.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5, NAB) A person who has died cannot feel anything and therefore cannot be cleansed by any fire of purgatory.

There is no punishment for sins after a person dies. The Bible says that “the wages of sin is death” and that “a dead person has been absolved from sin.” (Romans 6:7, 23, NAB) Death is the full and complete punishment for sin.

Some of us are suffering enough paying full price of consequence(s)… some of us are punished enough in life… leave ’em alone in death!!..RIP…relax, price was fully paid.

 

8/19/17 @ 11:40 p.m.

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