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Pain where a…

pill can’t reach…
hope
you’re
not
turning
into
that
kind
of

 

IDK

may be

?

i got

a lesson (or more)

to

learn

from

YOU

two

 

all i

know

FOR SURE

is

the ONLY

approval

 

needed

is

GOD’S

(the TRUE GOD/(CREATOR) OF COMPASSION–YAHWEH/JEHOVAH!)

 

i bow & pray to Him

(as evidenced by my choices)

 

man

didn’t

design

trees

or

the

air

i

need

to

breathe

to live!

trees don’t lie…yeah, ima Believer!:)

(cause living to please people leads to suffocation/misery/death.)

For the Days of My People will be like the days of a tree, and the works of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. (Isaiah 65:22)

i ain’t afraid of pain (aka You??). (Honestly, i don’t want to disappoint designer of compassion aka “True” God.)

8/1/17 @ 2:15 p.m.

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Deciphering Heiroglyphics {(Yep! i before e except after c)}

Aka typing up my handwritten-lol;)/hieroglyphic scribble notes/paraphrasing pieces of recent *talk on topic “Being Conscious of My Spiritual Need”…ties in nicely with posts: Fully Conscious?? Are You Growing? (Am i growing?), You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

How Do You…

know IF You:) are appropriately (or at the very least) adequately caring for/satisfying this essential/basic, yet important need??

being conscious of Your spiritual need means to know–Your need for God…{(Yeah, i said it/shared it…You have a need for “God”! and obviously, say not a need for me or my blog, eh?)} we have a built-in design to reach out to someone beyond self…beast vs.man…is NOT content to eat/sleep warm himself…no, we/{mankind-womankind} have a strange urge aka SPIRITUALITY! {(Yeah!! i am very strange-lol:) and probably also because am very vocal about spiritual things/topics.)}

Many experts have acknowledged all civilizations are routed in their “quest for God” …and finding satisfying answers to grappling questions: Why are We Here??  What is the Purpose of Life?? {Why do we die?? Is there Life after Death?? Why so Much Suffering? and will it ever end?? Who is the True God/Creator? Can We Be Friends?} {[BTW: i’ve personally “peered” into the Bible and have found very intellectually/spiritually satisfying answers to these questions and more.]}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

Being a beggar for the spirit…a begging drive to do all we can to satisfy/fill the need…

Wide-array of beliefs…41,000 different denominations of (so-called) Christianity alone…teachings in conflict, people confused as to what to “really” believe…

a key to satisfying this need in appropriate way…connecting verse 6 of Matthew 5…

“Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.* (satisfied).

rigeteousness — desire what is right according to God’s standards

2 Timothy 3:16–“All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight,*(correcting) for disciplining in righteousness,”

“inspired” of God…Greek word “theopneustos” means “God Breathed”

{So for me, personally, i enJOY reading God’s “inspired” word daily/the Bible…but it’s more than just looking…a scan/glance.}
22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face* (his natural face) in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.  (James 1:22-25)
to peer–more than a fleeting glance…a careful search for a hidden object–desires to see, investigates till he finds it…
speaker gave example of lost car keys–how much effort to find, we have to dig, search, peer to satisfy spiritual need.
How do we know IF we are satisfying this need?!
a response, an affect…we would be affected emotionally and/or physically–Psalm 19:7
The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength.* (Or “restoring (bringing back) the soul.” The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
Deep Bible Study–being absorbed and making application…restoring strength..makes the inexperienced wise, heart rejoices and makes the eyes shine. We don’t need bad experiences to be wise, we don’t have to touch the fire to know we will be burned. {Experiencing many positive affects in life and making compassionate choices.  Having a personal friendship with God…God called Abraham His Friend. Humans have the opportunity to do the same.}
Challenges and obstacles that could hinder us spiritually…Jesus illustrates:
Matthew 13:3-8…”Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”
 Context…seed–Kingdom message…opportunity to satisfy need and different heart conditions…verses 3 & 4 seed didn’t grow? why? so much activity coming and going along roadside…not taking time to absorb spiritual food…rocky road – no root- tribulation/trials/hardship at once stumbled–difficulty and stopped growing spiritually. Thorns…anxiety of this system –deceptive power of riches, chokes it!
need to analyze our circumstances/priorities…anything going on? improper desire for a lot of material things? lack of priority for personal study?
{We can truly be happy by being conscious of our spiritual need…takes time, EFFORT!…can be realized/reached…a healthy place/spiritual paradise. Functioning well–manifesting compassionate ways in various aspects of living and loving.}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

{am i too proud to beg?!}
{am i truly happy?!}
{am i satisfying my spiritual need?!}
7/15 17 @ 7:37 p.m.
*p.s. for clarification talk i heard (not personally wrote) my musings are in {}…this post is a deciphering of my notes of said talk/lecture.
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Circumscion of the Heart

heart

of

stone

heart

of

flesh

fleshed and flushed out

fished and fizzled

and scrapped

and sizzled
and
skinned
ALIVE??

burning
HOT

and

cool

is
vacillation
for
wimps?

is
oscillation
for
fans?

(sharp? and dull? thick n’ thin blades)

AND, not?
followers!

is your selfishness
“killing (me) softly?”

CLEAN HEARTS
cr”eye”

out!
see/understand??!

poured out…(and poored out? MUCH–yeah)
(it’s RICH!a gap e FULL!)

i
am not silly
puddy
in your hands!
(obedient to your commands?)
only
the POTTER
knows
(me)
and
my
rips

aka
(compassion ripped
ribs)

my circumcised heart<3

(my pain is my pleasure)

it’s hard…
feeling (caring (and for all fellow-fragile-life))
(and to the proper/precise/specific/appropriate degree)

feelings

of
this
fast, fleeting
bleeding, breathing

FREE [words-on-hearts] life

“In his presence are majesty and splendor; Strength and Joy are in his dwelling place. […]Give Jehovah his due for his glory and strength.” 1 Chronicles 16:27, 28

(3/11/17 @8:12 p.m.)

God help me!

e-n-d-u-r-a-n-c-e

(God help you!)

my destiny?

(is)

etched

in heart

[made in pebble]…

updated 3/12/17 @ 7:32 a.m.

Please forgive me..

for my ripple affects

...affects…affects…affects…

WHO

(published 3.12.17 @8:00 a.m. possibly?..nope, updated/edited/published 3/13/17 @11:01)

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Topsy Turvy World Take Two

What was it I was going to write about?

Did I forget something important?

Do I truly need a take two to get the/a point across?

How Topsy and Turvy is my world: today?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) questions?

Will God let humans continue to dominate one another and threaten the future of mankind?

How does he reveal that vital knowledge?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

How fast am I driving?

Am I a safe driver?

Do I follow road signs?

Do I drive the speed limit?

Would I blow through a stop light or stop sign intentionally?

Do I like succinct illustrations that help drive home a/the point?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) illustration?

When you travel by car, you might first consult online sources, maps, and written directions. Then, as you see signs and landmarks that match what the directions say, you gain confidence that you are nearing your destination. In a similar way, God has given us his Word, which describes striking global trends. As we see those landmark events unfolding, we become convinced that we are in the time period leading up to the end.

The Bible explains that world history would reach a unique, pivotal time period that would culminate in the end. That time would see a combination of worldwide events and circumstances that differs from anything in mankind’s history.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

DO I LOVE LIFE?

Do I wish to continue existing, breathing, experiencing what this road trip called life has to offer?

What is my destination?

Do I know where I am headed?

Am I lost?

Am I proud?

Am I humble?

Am I willing to consult GPS?

Would I ask for directions if needed?

Would I accept accurate directions, but possibly from a stranger?

Would I only listen to “any” directions from familiar faces?

Do I trust aka read/accept street signs/names/road labels when driving?

Does the world’s upheavals affect my travels/driving through life?

Do I check the weather before driving/traveling?

Do I accept any weather/climate forecasts?

Would I alter my plans/choices/driving due to weather conditions?

Do I wish to have an accident or crash (and possibly harm or kill myself or anyone else)?

Am I a considerate driver?

Do I give vent to road rage?

Am I a compassionate, thoughtful/careful driver?

Am I willing to alter my choices/driving course to safeguard/respect fellow-fragile-life including ecosystems of planet Earth?

What Do I think about the following (excerpted) info/signs/world climate?

A prophecy recorded in Matthew chapter 24 lists events on the earth that would make up a composite sign. That sign would mark “the conclusion of the system of things” and lead to the time when “the end will come.” (Verses 3, 14) These features include major wars, food shortages, earthquakes in one place after another, an increase of lawlessness, a lack of love, and sly efforts by religious leaders to mislead people. (Verses 6-26) Of course, to some extent, such events have been taking place for centuries. However, as the end approaches, they would all occur in the same troubled era. They would also accompany the next three warning signals.

THE ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE The Bible says that “the last days”—the time period leading to the end—would be marked by a major deterioration of peoples’ attitudes. We read: “Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4) True, disrespect for fellow humans is not new, but only in “the last days” would that spirit reach such extremes that the era could rightly be described as “critical times hard to deal with.” Have you noticed this ugly downward trend in people’s attitudes?

THE EARTH IS BEING RUINED The Bible states that God will “bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” (Revelation 11:18) In what ways would people be ruining the earth? The time period when Noah lived was described in a similar way: “The earth had become ruined in the sight of the true God, and the earth was filled with violence. Yes, God looked upon the earth, and it was ruined.” So God said of that corrupt society: “I am bringing them to ruin.” (Genesis 6:11-13) Have you noticed the mounting evidence that the earth is becoming filled with violence? Additionally, humans have arrived at a unique point in history: They have the potential literally to ruin the earth by wiping out all human life on it. They have the weaponry in their hands. And the earth is being ruined in another way. The systems that support life on earth—the air we breathe, the animal and plant ecosystems, the oceans—are steadily being degraded because of human mismanagement.

Ask yourself, ‘Just over a century ago, did mankind even have the power of complete self-destruction?’ But now humans are exerting that power by amassing advanced weaponry and by devastating the environment. The rapid developments in technology seem to be outpacing man’s ability to understand or control the consequences.However, earth’s destiny is not for man to decide or control. Before all life on this earth is eradicated, God will step in to destroy those destroying the earth. That is his promise!

All excerpts from this post are taken from W May 2015 Article: Is the End Near? (Important question, huh?:))

In 2014, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned the United Nations Security Council about major threats to the existence of mankind. Those scientists testified: “A careful review of these threats leads us to conclude that the risk of civilization-threatening technological catastrophe remains high.”

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

Convinced that we have reached a pivotal point (in Human World History)? (i am!)

 

(published 2/24/15 @ 11:50)

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Greet…ings & Life…ings, & ings inging: Innings1-3

Greetings All Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life!:)…ing-ing in your particular inning… Hope All is WELL!:)

As You know, “real” life is about “ing” not about past tense: “ed.”

Liv…ing

Breath…ing

Laugh…ing

Cry…ing

Recuperat...ing

Endur…ing

Learn...ing

Lov...ing

Help…ing

Giv…ing

Mak…ing

Car…ing

Grow…ing

Chang…ing

Read…ing

Writ…ing

Solv…ing

Hop…ing

Communicat…ing

Translat…ing

Observ…ing

Report…ing

Witness…ing!..(evidence build..ing.)

************************************************************************* Inning 2:

September: Pet peev…ing: there is a *gastro-intestinal virus/flu outbreak at my daughters’ school…UGH! another reason i dislike public (controlling) programming of the masses aka institutionalized education… aka exposure to bugs/germs/viruses and not just literal lice…including “thinking” germs/lice that negatively infect/itch mind.

Why can’t planet earth… outdoors be our classroom?! Oh yeah, (1 reason) man “cruel” has/is destroying ecosystems of education as I compose(d) this. How SAD!..For all the children/breathing-fragile-life of the world:(

(Learning among trees and plenty of fresh air nurtures/grows big brains.)

*It struck our house the Saturday before last… and has slowly made it’s way through each family member… including now yours truly…I sound grumpy in this post… may be I am a little.;) Forgive me?  THANKFULLY, I finished my important compassion work that of taking care of others, helping, etc. before getting too sick to do much of anything, but seek relief by collapsing on my bed. God, I am so thankful to have a bed on which to be sick!! and a working toilet in close proximity.  I was thinking about Ebola outbreak in Africa and all the suffering tooooooooooooooo sad to describe and the difficult/horrific living conditions in which many endure… globally. (BTW: this post is not a pity party for me.)

Who helps the solvers?? Who comforts the solvers?…(Who comforts the comforters?) Who counts the tears of the criers? (For related context: please read: a-compassionate-caregiver-cries how-do-i-help-you and what-am-i-suppose-to-do)

You know, the ones who have the job of solving… or have the task demanded of them, for whatever reason, even if it’s not in their job description:  that’s tough-ing/rough-ing…not easy by any means, huh?!…Then you have those who arrogantly take on task of problem(s) solver when they are not adequately qualified to do so… thus, causing even more problems needing solving.

***************************************************************************************** Inning 1: written last Wednesday… published Tuesday…30th of September 2014:

“Everything [God] has made pretty in its time,” he went on to say, “Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the true God has made from the start to the finish.” The NIV Study Bible renders this verse: “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11.

On days like today, when most of my immediate family is VERY sick with the stomach flu and needing constant care…I like to dwell on the temporary nature of it all… the suffering that is. The/my entire-extended global family of breathing-fragile-life is sick/hurting in some way and on some level including planet earth. Eventually… in time… all will be well that is my long-term hope. 🙂

Yes, I live with/for hope. All of us need something NICE/Positive for which to look forward/anticipate! 🙂 It’s Wednesday of the work week…”believers” have hope the week-end will arrive, right?

Wellness…is a spiritual/physical/mental/emotional/global…simultaneous/multi-dimensional optimal functioning being-ness.

It’s curious that the head of the family hubby, Chato Stewart, is pretty sick, i’m okay, 1st born & 3rd kids got the sickest and 2nd & 4th kids are okay at the moment. In all families you find/have healthier members and sicker ones it seems and at various times. The healthy members (e.g., me in my family right now… is the one in the position to care for/clean up the sick mess.) The Others are just too sick for the task.

Globally same thing. So, when it comes to climate/sick/clean-up control/change…(Can you tell? I was watching the UN climate Control summit/President Barack O’Bama’s live speech, etc…)…Logic/experience assures me: You can’t look to the blizzard to shovel the snow. You cannot look to the tornado to repair roofs or to the category 4 hurricane to stop the wind…blowing.

Will thieves safeguard your bank account??

Realistically, can we look to/trust the non-compassionate mess makers/destroyers/ruiners/takers of lives and of this planet’s resources for their own selfish profits (i.e. corrupt governments/big businesses/big religions) …to now be the saviors/safe guarders of the planet aka the compassion/peace makers, the givers and cleaner-up-ers?!

(For related reading(s), please see: Sovereignty Soup: A World Kitchena day with-OUT, The Ecosystems of Breathing-Fragile-LifeWhat’s Holding Your mind? What’s Holding Your heart?, Sprinkling Seeds…, Sedition,Compassion Conversation 3)

How can you/we trust “any” government/so-called leader who/that IS killing people/animals/at war as a “peace” solution with their hands (aka power/actions) and with their mouth IS selling: “we are gonna do such and such to save the planet/sustain life for generations to come.”

Is it time to “trust” another source (i.e. Divine) to compassionately sustain life? A realistic/humble mind answers:..?..(YES.)

*****************************************************************Next inning in the works….

 Researchers working for The Franklin Institute’s Center for Innovation in Science Learning explain: “The human brain is able to continually adapt and rewire itself. Even in old age, it can grow new neurons. Severe mental decline is usually caused by disease, whereas most age-related losses in memory or motor skills simply result from inactivity and a lack of mental exercise and stimulation.”

In other words, if we could keep the brain intellectually stimulated and free from disease, it could keep working indefinitely. “‘The brain,’ declares molecular biologist James Watson, co-discoverer of the physical structure of DNA, ‘is the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.’” A book by neuroscientist Gerald Edelman explains that a section of the brain the size of a match head “contains about a billion connections that can combine in ways which can only be described as hyperastronomical—on the order of ten followed by millions of zeros.”

The fact that we have an inborn desire to live and an enormous capacity to learn leads to a logical conclusion: Humans are designed to live much longer than a mere 70 or 80 years. This, in turn, leads us to another conclusion: There must be a Designer, a Creator, a God. The immutable laws of the physical universe and the unfathomable complexity of life on earth fully support belief in the existence of a Creator.

Does it seem logical that although endowed with such potential, humans should live just a few decades? This sounds as unreasonable as using a powerful locomotive with a long train of freight cars to transport a grain of sand across a distance of just a few inches! Why, then, does mankind have such an enormous capacity for creative thought and learning? Could it be that humans, unlike animals, are not supposed to die at all—that they were created to live forever? (excerpted: Is Death Really The End? Awake! 2007)

Brains have the capacity to live forever… will man? YES!:)… with Divine help/intelligence.

(September is almost over: YAY!!)

 

 

 

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IF: You want to know

 

If: You want to know

how to

eat,

You

go

to the hungry.

 

If: You want to know

how to

comfort,

You

go

to the sad.

 

If: You want to know

how to

love,

You

go to the loyal.

 

If: You want to know

how to

forgive,

You

go to the transgressors.

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SNAP, snap..SnApPiNg to it: Life that is!

It’s a snappy new day…(for snappy context check out previous post: Won’t You Be…)

Each day is a gift..FULL of GIFTS…IF You’re looking & listening!:)

i LOVE the sound of ?…the ocean…(among other things):

Dreams do come TRUE…takes patience, perseverance, prayer.

A Prayer Dare: IF there is a God that really cares about You personally…He WILL hear You and Answer Your prayer: try it!

Here’s some tips (i read) and remember, be specific/detailed: Talk from the Heart!

Prayer—How?

WHEN it comes to prayer, many religious traditions focus on physical issues, such as posture, wording, and ritual. However, the Bible helps us to set such issues aside and focus on more important aspects of the question, “How should we pray?”

The Bible depicts faithful servants of God as praying in many settings and postures. They prayed silently or aloud as the circumstances dictated. They prayed while looking up at the sky or while bowing down. Rather than using images, beads, or prayer books as aids in prayer, they simply prayed from the heart in their own words. What made their prayers effective?

“All the things you ask in prayer, having faith, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:22) Faith does not mean gullibility. Rather, it means believing in something that even though unseen, is supported by very strong evidence. (Hebrews 11:1) The Bible is packed with evidence that Jehovah, whom we cannot see, is real, is reliable, and is willing to answer the prayers of those who have faith in him. Furthermore, we can always ask for more faith, and Jehovah loves to give us what we need.—Luke 17:5; James 1:17.

Here is yet another essential aspect of how to pray. Jesus said: “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) So Jesus is the means of our approach to the Father,  Jehovah. Thus, Jesus told his followers to pray in his name. (John 14:13; 15:16) That does not mean that we should pray to Jesus.

{This is 1 of my oldie, but goodie posts…for whatever reason, i was Very pleased with this post and how it turned out: Hope You like it 2: Did You Hear That Sound?!}

i’m learning to accept the parts of my life that are beyond my control…learning to accept the “stuff i would change if i could”…but then IF i took away “that”…(e.g., family health issues, etc.) how could/would i learn compassion, love, endurance, patience…forgiveness….??

laughter…finding the funny helps.  i accept my responsibilities..some of which (pain) i brought on myself by my decision making. (i’m choosing to focus on the positives pain has brought my life.)

Thinking about my youth & my kids:

Why is it when we are young, we rush to decide/choose/exert our free will at every turn?! Now that i’m older…i rush to patience/investigation/neutrality…

waiting…is appealing…it’s not life passing you by.  The rushing to a wrong/negative choice is worse….(than acquiring patience.) i can be proactive and wait at the same time.

Waiting on God, trajectory…life, snaps -lol:)

{Busy day(s)..taken on another huge/organization project..finished one yesterday and tackling yet another today…work keeps my mind/heart/body occupied and outta trouble, eh? aka well/healthy-lol}

HAPPY SNAPPING to YOU!:)

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Gimme…my Music: PLEASE!

MUSIC has power. It can calm us, stir us, and lift our spirits. It can express both our joys and our sorrows. Common to virtually all cultures—past and present—music is a language of both the mind and the heart. Yes, music truly is a gift from God.

listening to this reminds me of my musical fleeting fantasies (in jr. high aka middle school “now”adays)…of being a female conductor!…i was in concert band middle/high school…a conductor seemed a lot cooler than being a clarinetist -lol…for sure! Tell me how i go from playing violin to the clarinet?!?!…the only schmo willing to “volunteer” cause i wanted flute…and drums..but parents quashed that fast…the neighbors wouldn’t tolerate me banging drums. Nobody wanted to play clarinet and my music teacher pleaded to the class…my VERY musical cousin…awesome guitarist..response: WHY? would you choose a “dead” instrument?…not exactly my preference, but i did enJOY it…winds and strings. With only sooo much time and so much learning/studying to do…the natural progression of musical interests at a young age from violin to clarinet..to get really good/accomplished…i would of had to devote all my time/mind to music..wasn’t willing to make that sacrifice..same with dance/ballet…left playing for dancing..my spirituality was emerging…no regrets..just “funny” music memories.

when you really love something…it can consume you/drown you..IF you let it! It can take over everything else in life including important relationships..so, for me, finding a balance…took a little learning/growing…strength/courage to say good bye (for now) to playing, dancing..hours of practice, over consumption of a lot of time, energy of youthful mind/body…

i LOVE this song!!:)…my (high school) band played this and it brings me back to my youth & music class...

“Among the reasons for the existence of music in virtually every culture [is] its ability to elicit and maintain human health and well-being,” says the book Principles and Practice of Stress Management. When we are singing, notes another reference, our entire body resounds and vibrates. In turn, gentle vibrations help tissues relax and dilate, which may help to reduce pain.

Accordingly, some therapists encourage patients suffering from stress to listen to soothing music, which can also improve one’s mood. Some hospitals even pipe music into intensive care units. Premature babies as well as surgery patients often respond well to pleasant music. According to Principles and Practice of Stress Management, studies suggest that listening to relaxing music “produces significant reductions in stress hormone levels during surgery.”

Music may also reduce anxiety in pregnant women by promoting relaxation during labor and delivery. Dentists sometimes play soothing music to create a more relaxed atmosphere for tense patients. But music and song can do much more. They can help us in a spiritual way.

Because music enables us to express virtually every emotion and because it can have such a powerful influence on heart, mind, and body, we should accord this “perfect present . . . from above” the deepest respect. (James 1:17) ~excerpted Music God’s Gift to the Heart

Managing my Music (selectively)…is (healthy/positive) stress management!:)

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Before & Beyond the Universe

On Sunday, I had a brief, but deep conversation with a family friend that… got me thinking!

got me thinking?? about time, God, science, etc.  e=mc2…he made an excellent point that (provided e=mc2 is correct)–“God existing/being beyond time or outside of the space of time.”

So..here’s where my brain takes me to:

Before and beyond and surrounding the “physical universe” is…no time! Sorta like the physical universe being on the inside of time and on the outside of time…God/Divine Life.

Time began aka clock ticking: when creation/the universe began…and the process of regulation/measurement with/by the first luminary… according to:

Genesis 1:1-19

1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.+ 2  Now the earth was formless and desolate,* and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep,*+ and God’s active force*+ was moving about over the surface of the waters.+ 3  And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light.+ 4  After that God saw that the light was good, and God began to divide the light from the darkness. 5  God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night.+ And there was evening and there was morning, a first day. 6  Then God said: “Let there be an expanse+ between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the waters.”+ 7  Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse.+ And it was so. 8  God called the expanse Heaven.* And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9  Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.”+ And it was so. 10  God called the dry land Earth,+ but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas.+ And God saw that it was good.+ 11  Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. 12  And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants+ and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. 13  And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14  Then God said: “Let there be luminaries*+ in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night,+ and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years.+ 15  They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. 16  And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day+ and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars.+ 17  Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth 18  and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness.+ Then God saw that it was good. 19  And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Time was created by God…the creator is not time, not constrained by time like the creation…not in/existing in the same realm.
{Just like this blog will come to life aka be “published” once i use my power to press the “publish” button…this blog post will not be published unless me/the writer/blogger/creator presses/clicks it… my existence/life is before this post/blog entry.}
Logic speaks…i am not “physically” in this blog, my words, a reflection of me, but i don’t “physically” live in this blog…i live in my house in Florida…outside this blog.
“Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but the one who constructed all things is God.” Hebrews 3:4
Immortality = divine life = quality of life not limited by time = no minute, no hour, no day, no year constraints…limitlessness/ endlessness of existence.
After/beyond the “physical universe”…no time.  This makes me think: The physical universe including luminaries/stars,etc. is surrounded by no time. Or what’s outside of the universe or beyond? NO TIME.
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SWEET…escape!

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Sweet escape…yummy and not just talking chocolate. 😉 milk with almonds…

a zone of comfort

a zone of peace

a zone of favorites

who’s gonna take me there?!

Chato..

A celestial chariot…:) Of course.

ever onward…………………………………………………..:)

“O God, do act quickly for me. You are my help and the Provider of escape for me.”—Psalm 70:5

Consider this: Man is helpless in the face of death, for no human can “provide escape for his soul from the hand of Sheol,” or Hades, mankind’s common grave. (Psalm 89:48)

One woman, a Nazi Terror survivor, wisely said: “If death would keep mankind perpetually in its bonds, it would be stronger than God, wouldn’t it?” Surely, death is no match for the all-powerful Source of life!

Psalm 36:9-“With You is the Source of life; By your light we can see light.” ~Jehovah (English translation of “Yahweh” the self-designation of the God of the Bible) is the Provider of Escape for Us (2008, 9/15 pp. 7-11 excerpted)

SOURCE is always important, eh?? 🙂

escape space

FREE Free FREE…………………….dumb. It’s smart…..dom!

real freedom = escape space = agape love = bright light

 

 

 

 

 

(Hint: the white space above: white on white aka the infinite wisdom aka no need to speak sound aka words without sound: spiritual language/words…faster than the speed of light…cannot audibly hear the words/the pitch because the sound is surround and already spoken; already gone) may be ? the quiet is more than a pause….no , it rides the wave like a hydroplaning surfer without board… is above the wave and not the wave of sound traveling…too pure for human ears to hear. Too pure for human touch…touch of flesh and blood. Too pure for human ear to hear/comprehend. ( HUH?! WHAT??!! are you saying joanie?!…joanie’s response: “Exactly!” 🙂
‘Do not be afraid, O Zion. May your hands not drop down. Jehovah your God is in the midst of you. As a mighty One, he will save. He will exult over you with rejoicing. He will become silent in his love. He will be joyful over you with happy cries.’”—Zephaniah 3:14-17.
2014-03-01 18.31.56Quiet is LOVE<3 <3 <3
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