Sunday, April 2, 2017

YOU ARE ALWAYS PRECIOUS IN GOD'S SIGHT!

MARCH, 2017 POST


Anna Claire,

Thomas Merton wrote:

"... the quest for the true self is part of the quest to let God know you as you are."

Here you are young enough to still be just who you are. Time will change that and before you know it, you might find yourself hiding from God in different kinds of ways.
Just return to this little person and remember...

"To such belongs the kingdom of heaven."

Love,
Papa


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BEFRIENDING THE SHADOW


Hopefully, someday, you will come to understand how important it is to acknowledge our shadow side. It can be our teacher in many ways.


Love,
Papa

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy Birthday One Whole Year In The World - Four Questions For The Rest of Your Birthdays



Who am I? 

Beneath all the stories of our past, beneath our joys and sorrows, we have within us an essential nature that is whole and unbroken. What is this true nature, and how do we find it? If we can take nourishment from this inner strength and wisdom, we will find great peace and courage. 

What do I love? 

By what star do we navigate our journey on the earth? What we love will shape our days and provide the texture for our inner and outer life. How can we plant what we love in the garden of this life? 

How shall I live, knowing I will die?

 Every moment in this life is a precious gift. In our brief time here, what qualities do we wish to cultivate? If we are aware of our mortality, we can live less by accident and live instead with clarity and purpose. 

What is my gift to the family of the earth? 

Each of us has a gift to bring to the table, and the family of the earth yearns to receive it. How do we uncover our true gift? How do we balance giving and receiving? And where can we find the confidence to offer our gift freely and happily?

 These are the questions that shape our lives, and they have no final answers. They remain with us, companions in our spiritual unfolding.

Love,
Papa

Muller, Wayne (2013-09-11). How Then, Shall We Live?: Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives .

Saturday, January 7, 2017

GOD IN YOU AND YOU IN GOD







To know God is to know our essence.

Newell, John Philip (2014-06-06). The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

So how will you go about this "knowing God"?

Let's talk about it someday.

Love,
Papa