SprinklinThoughts

Truthfulness, Justice, Freedom, Respect…

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Emerging Moment

I too have known the experience & feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, depression, and despair… methinks for too long and for too many times. Often, even remembering “God never gives us more than we can bear” did not seem to help. But eventually I managed somehow to get through and beyond each episode.

The hardest times were those when the health issues, physical and emotional stiflings, financial difficulties, heartbreak of personal & work relationships going wrong, all stacked up one on top of another… with no end in sight.

One day, I finally began to realize that the end (even being in sight) no longer mattered so much. What did matter was how I dealt with my situation in each (present) moment. Now, I’m not saying doing this was immediate or easy as flipping on a light switch… nope… only that, in the end, the realization is what made/is making the real difference for me.

One (overly simple) example of how this can work is of the man who quit a 2 pack a day smoking habit (just like that). When asked how he managed this without any aids, he replied, “Every time I want a cigarette, I wait 10 minutes.” He was waiting to emerge out of the moment of craving… which he eventually did.

Looked at from another perspective…

Someone once shared with me: “I’m made of fragile broken pieces taped back together…”

I find that it is not so much an actual breaking that happens (though it certainly feels like it) as perhaps, say, the breaking of a pane of darkened glass which subsequently allows the butterfly to fly out of the house and into the open… or perhaps to let more light and a breeze into the house to brighten and freshen it.

So I no longer see myself as broken (well maybe a little) but perhaps more as the butterfly emerging out of its cocoon, into Life… the “broken” and the “pain” are just the cocoon cracking open as I work to get out.

BTW… Did you know this process or struggle to emerge is what strengthens the butterfly’s wings in preparation for flight? Cut the cocoon open too early to ease the butterfly’s struggle and it will be unable to fly because its wings have not become strong enough.

Anyway… it occurs to me our entire lives may simply be one long (or short) moment of birth, growth, emergence… breaking out of a cocoon.

One moment…
after all, the actual moment of breaking free is just that… a moment… is it not?

I have only just begun to understand this (though I realized it years ago)…
that all we really have is this moment…
now, this moment…
and now, this moment…
and how we accept this moment, how we choose to behave in this moment, is all that truly matters…
and it is all that we can truly control.

Our behavior in this moment largely determines how (attitude, mood, condition, etc.) we emerge from this moment… and thus what the next moment brings…

M

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Son’s Light

Look, what I think it all comes down to is this:

a) you either believe you are a spirit in a body or you’re just a body…
if you’re just a body, then I’m not sure I understand why you’re still reading…
if you’re a spirit (inhabiting a physical body), then…

b) what do you suppose happens when the spirit and body are separated?

What I’m proposing is that the spirit lives but is born into a new world/dimension at the time the body dies (with possibly a short “sleep period” or nap before awakening there)…

c) if you agree so far, then what is it you wish to retain during and after the transition?

I tend to see it like this: when the burning fire comes through here, cleansing away earth, water, and sky… leaving only what is of Spirit (all else is but fuel)…

then I consider what will be left of “me”… and what I’d like there to be left of “me”… and basically figure/hope as much as is possible and appropriate.

All of which begs the question: What am I that shines sometimes so brightly… to survive the purifying Flame… appropriately?

Well… to tell the truth, I don’t really know for sure…
you see I’m merely a small green shoot only just beginning to see the Son’s Light…

M

Discernment

(I think) I understand about acceptance and tolerance (aka Love)…

These are (ultimately) based on the idea that all that is is not of or by me but of and by God… which warrants a certain special kind of respect for all.

If I am of creation (or Nature) and I work against Nature or it’s ultimate Source (the Creator of the energy) then it follows that I do so also to myself (like shutting off the sun would affect me)… and other people…

so: Love… yes, I believe I get it.

But I also understand that this does not preclude or exclude discernment… especially as it concerns actions… at a minimum, discernment of what I will (or should) allow myself to do… or what I will (or should) not do… discernment of what I believe to be appropriate action vs what is truly not (and fairly easily discernable)… of what is natural or of Life (a true part of Nature as sourced) and what is not.

Put the two together… acceptance along with discerment… it means accepting the person (Nature) but sometimes not going along with a person’s unNatural act(s)…
even if the person is me.

So what are some examples of this? Well, how about…
– accepting the thief but not participating in the thievery
– accepting the adulteress but not taking part in the adultery

But… (always a but, right?)…

There are some acts which are not acceptable… under any circumstances… and therefore, these are, in essence, “intolerable”…
– murder is unacceptable… as is the murderer…
– sexual molesting of children (and women for that matter) is unacceptable… as is the molester…

In each of these (more serious) situations (where others are hurt) it may be right (or even necessary) to expel such as this type of predator…
even if expel means from life…

But this is not the topic at hand…
our topic is about discernment…

proper discernment guides one to a proper life… proper attitude and proper actions…

Discernment is a wondrous thing…

M

The WEB -is- the NET

The World Wide Web is also known as the Internet…

Well duh!

Yeah, but think about it for a sec…

— a web is something (cloth, structure, spider, electronic, etc.) that is woven, tightly or loosely… such as cloth which is a tight web (or weave) of threads… a spider web is more loosely woven…

— a net is (generally) a web, usually used to actively ensnare (catch) something or someone… a fish net is a weave with openings large enough to let smaller fish through… it is spread out at first then pulled in… gathering to harvest…

— the world wide web started out as a bunch of computers all over the world connecting to each other and sharing information…

— the internet is the means of communication the computers use…

— think of the Internet as the string and the Web like the knots or intersections of the strings… picture a net (or web) encompassing the entire world… just like a huge fishnet… which is exactly what it is… only the fish are people.

— the weave of the world wide net is the size needed to capture humans (along with their spirits)… it was initially opened and spread around the world… now it’s being pulled in tighter all the time… just like a fishnet… gathering to harvest…

Meanwhile… Great Spirit calls… also gathering to harvest… using no webs, no nets… no coercion whatsoever… just a quiet whisper encouraging us to freely choose… to choose rightly…

M

Life Can Be Like a Road Race

What if life were like a long road race… with few referees but still with certain rules.

Now, in any race, each rider is behooved to play by the rules. Yet in a race there are almost always some few who feel such a need to win that they will cheat… or do whatever they can to win, within or without the rules… at times even unnecessarily endangering or harming others… or, in the end, themselves.

When this happens, we do our best, as any driver would, to get around and ahead of them.

Then, once that’s done, we look back in the mirror only to check that they’re not gaining. It is not only fruitless but also distracting to do otherwise… and could even cause one to not finish the race, which after all is the real goal… is it not?

M

yoyo rant

So here’s a thought…

If the Earth spins upon it’s axis and orbits the sun in a, well… an orbit….
and this entire system, as part of a much larger system, is moving in some direction…
then this technically makes the orbits 3 dimensional spirals rather than simply 2 dimensional orbits.

Kind’a cool huh?

Well, suppose this one earth spiral is actually a yoyo while doing one of those around and around and up and down tricks… in super slow motion…
if that’s possible to imagine (nice job!),
imagine God is the One doing this unimaginably difficult and complex “yoyo trick” in an unimaginably beautiful way… with an unimaginable number of yoyos…

Even cooler huh? (I thought so, obviously)

So now I’d like to ask you,
why or for whom do you think He is doing this?

Well?

…that’s the yoyo part, now for the rant…

Did reading that make you think, smile, or anything?
Did it stir any kind of reaction whatsoever?
Or did it just leave you perplexed?
Well, good! Any reaction is a reaction! And that’s what this post was meant to do…
provide a communication that creates a touch between two human beings,
that each could feel… in their own good way…
and at least one of whom really does care… about that touch…
and tries to make it helpful or maybe memorable in some way?

So if you were influenced by reading this post in any good way, then perhaps you could click on the like button below?

Please?

You see, even we nutty hermits have some small need to be recognized… even if only for trying…

I’m down to 1 or 2 people who recognize my writing(s)… which causes me to question my perhaps too small but well-meant attempt,,,
face it, just not makin’ it…
Oh… poor me! Now I’ve gone and done it again…
off on a rant.
You know what?
Fuck it!
Just fuck it!….
OK?
K… have a good one… :)…

M

When We Wonder Why

When things go wrong we may feel
“It’s my fault… is something I’m doing causing this?”

If this feeling is true,
it may be that we really are the cause.

Whether moving, speaking, listening, eating,
breathing, seeing, touching, smelling,
thinking, wishing/wanting, feeling, etc.
It may be that we are
doing the right thing the wrong way or for the wrong reason,
doing the wrong thing for any reason,
or (not) doing for no reason…
while, in addition (and perhaps more importantly)
often forgetting that we choose to do
this or that thing,
this or that way,
for this or that reason.

M
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07/04/17 – SprinklinThoughts

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