Monday, December 6, 2010

5 comments:

Avatar said...

I may be posting before today's entry is complete, but...amen! to Corrie ten Boom's quote...

...and for any reader of that quote, knowing her life stories adds deep understanding to it...and to walking close to God...

tracy said...

Yay to Corrie ten Boom-read all of her books and def a faith and a hope we can all aspire to...

Erik said...

Yes, it is so. What I find so alluring about God is that the people closest to us, and the people on the periphery of those close to us, are also part of the experience and people in our lives.

All perfect our preparation for our future.

I think on the people so involved, supporters and adversaries, and then the people around them, also with impact.

I love the people who have paved my way to my destiny, and thank God for the experiences for learning, and coming to myself.

God sees me,and each of us every day, and provides the guidance in all ways necessary for each of us to be all we are, through each other. Each of us is pert of the process for each other. I love that!

Anonymous said...

For anyone who has picked figs, you are aware of how irritating to your skin the leaves are...there is divine purpose in this as in all things...
My fig leaves (costume) not only serve as a source of irritation to me but also as a source of irritation to others...
As my shedding of my outer covering and separation from Source reveals transparency and truth in me and to me, it also reveals transparency and truth through me and to others...
Bring on the recognition of THAT to us ALL...
Manifestation of greater peace and joy within is brought to each of us step by step as we allow and create our re-connection to Our Source/Creator...
(God will speak through a donkey if you are open to this possibility...)

Anonymous said...

Today's DailyOM:

Changing The Way We Relate
Making Over Our Partners

A relationship, in the truest sense of the word, means relating to another. Usually when we say that we relate to someone, it is because we’ve found common ground. But part of relating is finding ways to make ideas that seem different come together. So often when we choose relationships, we try to fit another person into our predetermined ideal. When they don’t fit perfectly, we may try to make them over, creating our own vision from the raw material they’ve brought. But unless someone asks for guidance and direction, entering into a relationship with someone we want to change is dishonest. Then our relationship becomes with someone we’ve imagined, and anytime our partner steps outside of that imaginary projection, we will be disappointed. An honest relationship is one in which we accept each other as whole individuals, and find a way to share our life experiences together. Then, whenever we want, we can choose as a couple to give the relationship a makeover by renewing the ! way we interact.

By wanting to give another person a makeover, we are basically saying we don’t accept them for who they are. If we take a moment to imagine the roles reversed, we can get a sense of how it would feel if our beloved only committed to us because they thought we were, or would become, someone else entirely. In such an environment, we are not relating to each other from a real place, and we are keeping ourselves from being able to learn and grow from the different viewpoints that our partners offer.

If we feel that a change is needed in our relationship, the only makeover that we truly have the power to make is on ourselves. By accepting our partners for exactly who they are—the ideal and the not-so-ideal—we will create an energetic shift in our relationships, and we may find ourselves really appreciating our partners for the first time. Working from within, we determine how we relate to the people and the world around us, and when we can accept it and embrace it all, without conditions, we make every act of relating a positive one.