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    Words Of Hope And Encouragement

    If you have any words of hope and encouragement that helped you work your way through difficult times in your life, this is the place for sharing them. They can be an expression of someone else’s thoughts or something you have written. To get the ball rolling, here is my first contribution:

    Each Day Is A Precious Gift




    God is in everything and everything is God,
    And before the Great Father/Mother
    We are all equally loved, appreciated and valuable.
    The law of life is evolution and our earthly existence is a school
    And every human being has to start its learning
    At the very base of the evolutionary spiral.
    In the course of many lifetimes,
    Hand in hand with God and the Angels
    Each one of us slowly works their way
    Forwards and upwards this spiral
    Onto ever higher levels of life.

    To enable us to do this,
    It is necessary to focus only on that which
    Is good, right and beautiful in all situations,
    People, animals and things alike.
    This is the part of the Divine
    All of us gradually have to bring forth,
    Each from within the very core of their own being.
    In this process we become ever more God-like ourselves
    And our connection with God and the Angels
    Grows increasingly powerful.

    For a long time they have been waiting
    That we should begin to consciously work
    Hand in hand with them,
    So they can show us how, with each new day,
    We can do our share of restoring a bit more of
    The inner and outer balance of our world,
    So that peace may come to us and it at last.

    Wise ones, who are aware of these things,
    Know that each new day is a precious gift
    From God and the Angels.
    They make the most of every one
    By looking forward to everything it is going to bring.
    Resting safely in the knowledge that every bit of it
    Is in truth a present from the Highest,
    They welcome, greet and bless
    Whatever comes their way.

    No matter what may befall wise ones,
    They remain hopeful and
    And hold steadfast onto their dreams.
    They willingly follow their inner guidance
    And give of their best at all times,
    Trusting that the Universal laws
    Will see to it that in due course
    More of the same will return to them.

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    All Things Are Possible



    With the help and will
    Of God and the Angels
    All things are possible.
    If our minds can conceive something
    And our hearts believe that it can be done,
    Then it will be.

    Therefore, beloved Mother/Father Creator,
    Through the small still voice of my inner guidance
    Help me to make wise choices,
    So I can pay my karmic debts.
    Grant me the gift of Your courage and strength
    To work my way through them and
    Save and redeem myself
    By working for the Highest good of all,
    Rather than for merely selfish purposes,
    The way I did in the past.

    Amen

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Last edited by Aquarius; March 19th, 2017 at 03:17 PM.
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Written With Love



    Part of God’s Great design for all life
    Is another, smaller plan for us and our world.
    It is like a book that is filled with many chapters.
    Each one of them represents a human lifetime
    And there is a special chapter for every one of us.

    God’s true nature and ours is love and
    Each one of our earthly sojourns
    Is similar to a story that,
    Although it has been written with love,
    Of necessity is filled with twists and turns,
    And tells us about hopes and desires fulfilled
    But also about frustrations and disappointments.
    It reports joys as much as sorrows,
    And many helloes as well as goodbyes.

    It has to be so because every experience
    Is meant to teach us something,
    So that with the passing of time
    We grow ever more heaven-tall and God-like.
    As this takes many lifetimes to achieve,
    None of the chapters ends
    When the story of one of them is complete
    And we move into the world of light.
    There we have to wait patiently to be granted
    Permission for a further earthly lifetime
    That enables us to continue the work on our story.
    By gradually shedding and leaving behind
    The dark and evil aspects of our nature,
    The highest and best that is also within us
    Can come to the fore.
    With the passing of time it takes over
    Our whole being and nothing else remains.

    The chapters of the God’s Great book have many pages.
    One of them represents one lifetime.
    There is one for every lifetime of the past that has been
    Filled with the details of all our experiences.
    There is also a page for our present lifetime and
    The closer we come to our departure from it,
    The less space to be filled in remains.
    New pages are added for future lifetime,
    As soon as one of them has passed
    Its planning stage in the spirit world.
    This continues until Earth life
    Can offer no more learning and with that
    Our earthly education is complete.
    Hand in hand with God and the Angels,
    We are then allowed to move on
    To lessons of a more elevated nature and
    Forever resting safely in the knowledge
    That they are guiding and protecting us.

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘What Is Love?’

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Last edited by Aquarius; August 16th, 2017 at 12:29 PM.
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Desiderata


    For The Aquarian Age



    Go quietly amid the noise and haste of our world and remember what peace there is in silence. As far as possible and without surrendering your ideals and self-respect, try to be on good terms with everybody. Speak your truth quietly and clearly. Those who are ready for it will understand. Anyone who does not may do so later. Let them be. Listen to the people around you and you are sure to find that there is no such thing as a dull person and that even the seemingly dull ones can teach you something. Loud and aggressive folks are vexations to the spirit, avoid them at all cost.


    Everybody is gifted in some special way, so be neither vain nor bitter about your talents. Although they are as special as anyone else’s, there will always be someone who is better or worse at certain things than you are. Waste no time on comparing yourself with others, but enjoy your own plans and achievements, hopes and dreams. Above all remain interested in life and diligently apply yourself to whatever tasks are given to you. However humble they may sometimes appear to you, they are a precious possession in the changing fortunes of time and will always be a valuable contribution to the wholeness of our world.

    Even though there is still much trickery in our world, let that not blind you to the fact that there is just as much virtue. Be honest and fair in all your dealings and in everything you do never forget that whatever we send into our world unerringly finds its way back to us. Many strive for high ideals, but do not overlook that it often requires greater heroism to live our daily lives, trusting that things will change and really get better, that all is well with us and our world and that with the help and will of God and the Angels all things are possible and miracles do happen.

    Above all, be yourself. Never feign affection or be cynical in matters of the heart. In spite of all the aridity and disenchantment of our world, love is the law of life. It is the eternal evergreen of the Universe. Never allow it to die in your heart but do your best to love. Any love given will always return in some way, even though it often does not look like it. Only through life’s tests and trials, ups and downs can the capacity of our love nature mature and deepen. Therefore, take the counsel of the years with kindness and surrender the things of youth with grace. Nurture and develop your spiritual strength in good times, so it can act as your shield when the going gets rough.

    Do not distress yourself with imaginings and bear in mind that fatigue and loneliness are the cause of many fears. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. Know that you are a beloved child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars, that we all have a right to be here, because everybody has their particular lessons to learn, and that – whether we are aware of it or not – the great Universal plan rests safely in God’s hands and is unfolding as it should.

    Make peace with your soul and our Creator, whatever this means to you. And bear in mind that in our understanding of the Divine each one of us stands alone. We are all responsible for ourselves and the state of our world. Each through their own efforts has to save and redeem themselves and their own soul. No-one can do it on our behalf. And whatever your aspirations in the noisy confusion of daily life may be, make an effort to find your soul’s purpose and do your best to fulfil it. This alone can bring peace with ourselves and God.

    Refuse to pay undue attention to the sham, drudgery and broken dreams that to this day are an essential part of the lessons we and our world have to learn, for they too serve a wise and higher purpose. Know that all of it is part of one of our world’s evolutionary phases that will pass. Instead of falling into depression, remain as positive as you can by focussing on the mystery, magic and wonders of our beautiful world. Look for the wisdom and love behind the surface of life that brings everything into being and maintains it. Enjoy what it offers and be content with your lot. Never lose your optimism about the good outcome of everything that still has to take place in our world before the great transition from one age to another is complete. Rest safely in the knowledge that we and our world are secure in the loving hands of God and the Angels, and that because of this everything is sure to turn out well in the end.

    Max Ehrmann 1872-1945
    Edited by Aquarius

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Eternity Is Today



    Every new day is a source of mystery
    In which past, present and future are one.
    Each moment is like a river in which all drops of water
    Are as much linked to their spring on a distant mountain slope,
    As they are with our world’s far away blue oceans.

    In just the same way this today of ours is part of Eternity.
    Every precious moment of it, that’s where we dwell.
    Eternity is not something we reach when leaving earthly life.
    The awareness of this demands that we live
    In ways that are worthy of being eternally visible,
    So that when we reflect on our present existence
    From the other side of the veil of consciousness
    That separates our two worlds,
    We can do so with gladness and without regrets.

    Now is the time for emptying
    Hearts and souls of our lower nature’s characteristics,
    Like anger and vengefulness, hatred and greed.
    This raises our consciousness and tunes the
    Transmitter/receiver station of our earthly mind
    Into the frequencies of the Christ Spirit.
    The more we develop Its characteristics and follow
    Its will and wishes rather than ours,
    The more our whole being
    Fills with kindness, compassion and love for all life.
    Then at last we are worthy of Eternity.


    Ku Sang 1984
    Edited by Aquarius

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘About Time’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    The Long And Winding Road



    On the long and winding road through life there are times
    When decisions have to be made,
    Choices are hard to come by, solutions scarce
    And constant downpours threaten to ruin our parade.

    When that happens, all we can do is let go
    And move, praying for courage and strength,
    And then handing the lead over to the living God within,
    To show us the way forwards to a new dawn.

    With this help a way will always be found.
    And although it’s true that the process of change often is tough,
    We need to think about all the good things that lie ahead,
    If only we remain steadfast and patiently wait for them.

    Round the very next bend of the road
    There could be adventures we would never
    Have dared to imagine even in our wildest dreams.
    For those who dare to challenge the status quo
    Hopes and wishes may come true in ways we cannot yet perceive
    And new friendships found along the way.

    There are so many options in life,
    And different ways in which it is possible to grow.
    Perhaps we shall visit places we never thought existed or
    Explore things that have not been tried by anyone before.
    Maybe we’ll travel to fabulous faraway worlds
    And visit wondrous places where we find
    Warmth, affection, loving and caring
    From folks who could have been waiting for us.

    Maybe they will listen with interest
    To the experiences and feelings we have to share.
    In their midst we may find someone
    Who supports us in all we do
    And believes in us and the decisions we make,
    Because they know that they are good and wise for us,
    Even though they may not be for anyone else.

    Therefore, one foot in front of the other,
    Let’s take life one step and one day at a time,
    Confident that a brighter tomorrow is sure to come,
    As long as we trust and follow our inner guidance,
    Without ever looking back,
    For that’s not the way we are meant to go.

    Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius


    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Life Is A Gift And A Blessing




    All life is a precious gift and a blessing from the highest levels of life to ours. Every one of us has something special to contribute and in the fullness of time is destined to evolve into a blessing for our whole world. Knowing that God is as much in you and me as in everybody else, live your life joyfully and scatter blessings wherever you go. As children of the Highest Star and the brightest light, the Sun beyond the Sun, every blessing brings a ray of light to those who are blessed. Here is some expert advice how to go about it:

    Blessing is to acknowledge the unlimited good and abundance which is embedded in the very texture of the Universe and waiting to be called upon and tapped into by each and every one of us. Therefore, upon waking up every morning, bless the new day ahead and know that already it is filled with the unseen good your blessings are going to bring forth for those you bless.

    On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play, bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way and the aura of its gentle shine will light their path.

    When meeting and talking to people, bless their health, their work, their joy, all their relationships, the one with God, themselves and all others. Bless their finances, so they may become abundant. Bless them in every conceivable way, as every blessing you send out plants seeds of healing, comfort and healing which one day will grow as flowers of joy in the waste places of your own life.

    As you walk, bless the city in which you live, its government and teachers, nurses and street sweepers, children and bankers, priests as well as prostitutes. The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing. Bless them unconditionally, sincerely and joyfully, so that your blessing acts as a shield that protects them against committing misdeeds out of ignorance of their true nature. At the same time it deflects the arrows anyone may aim at you.

    Blessing means to wish unconditionally and totally unrestricted good for others. The desire to do this rises to the surface of your consciousness from the deepest innermost wellspring of your being. It reveals to those in charge of you on the higher and highest levels of life that you revere and kneel before our Creator’s gifts. Pray that those who receive your blessings will be made whole and therefore holy. Blessing invokes the special attention of the Divine to bring health and wellbeing to the people you are sending it to. We ourselves cannot provide any of these things, but merely act as channels through which life’s abundance flows.

    To bless all without any discrimination is the ultimate form of giving and the best thing is that those you bless will never know who sent them the sudden rays of Sun that burst through the clouds surrounding them. Although you are unlikely to ever actually see the light each blessing brings into another’s life, you can rely on it that it will be there.

    When something goes completely wrong in your day, an unexpected event knocks you down and your plans to pieces, bless the situation because life is teaching you a lesson, and the very event you believe to be unwanted, in truth you yourself called forth, so that you should learn a certain lesson against you would otherwise balk. Bless everything that comes your way, because everything that happens is always a blessing – only sometimes it comes in disguise. You can be sure that the Angels are always there to pick you up and get you going again, if you but trust.

    Blessing is an acknowledgement of the omnipresent, universal beauty of the things that to this day are hidden from earthly eyes. It activates the law of attraction which, even from the furthest reaches of the Universe can bring into your life exactly what you need in any given moment to experience and enjoy.

    Passing a prison, mentally bless its inmates. Bless their true nature of innocence, goodness, gentleness and kindness, the pure essence of their being and send them unconditional forgiveness. Also bless their small earthly self who is as yet unaware of the higher aspects of its own nature. Bear in mind that everyone at some time or another is a prisoner of their self-image, that in the courtyard of a jail people who are free and unshackled on their inner level, and that citizens of countries where freedom reigns can be prisoners if their hearts and thoughts are filled with too many earthly desires and fear.

    Passing a hospital, bless the wholeness of all its patients, as during the time of their suffering their wholeness is waiting to be re-discovered and return to them. When you see someone in tears and/or seemingly broken by life, bless their vitality and joy and with this help it to return to them. Remind yourself frequently that our material senses frequently present an inverted image of the ultimate splendour and perfection which can be perceived when our inner vision develops.

    As it is impossible to bless someone and judge them at the same time, hold constantly on to your deep and hallowed desire to bless and heal all you meet. This helps you to evolve into a true healer, maker of peace and bringer of light, who one day will be able to recognise the presence of God in everything.

    Bless Mother Earth and all her kingdoms, human and animal, vegetable and mineral, for each one of them is giving us of their abundance. Bless the powerful spiritual force that is constantly at work behind the scenes of our earthly existence. Angels and Masters, spirit guides and helpers are doing their best to bring God’s great evolutionary plan into manifestation here, ensuring that we and our world are moving ever forwards on the upwards winding spiral of life. This great force of light from the highest levels of life is the most essential part of everything on our planet. It brings us into this life, sustains us while we are here and takes us out of it again, when the time for doing so has come. Without this force there would be no life on the Earth. Guiding and protecting all of it, as well as that which exists anywhere else in the whole of Creation, this force assists us and Mother Earth with our personal and collective evolution.

    It is the power behind the throne of God and all physical manifestation, from its lowest to its highest point, connecting every part of life anywhere upwards through the spheres with the most elevated levels. This force, invisible to earthly eyes, works through each physical aspect of Mother Earth as well as with all other planets in existence anywhere in the whole of Creation. Spiritually, there is no separation between any form of life, on all its levels and therefore no such thing as splendid isolation. All is of one construction and together forms one harmonious whole.

    What to this day appears to be erroneous, evil and destructive in our world, has behind it the power, wisdom and love of the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life, who designs and with the help of the forces of light carries out its evolutionary plan to perfection. This is the power that guides and links all lifeforms with each other and in the end brings good out of apparent evil.

    Our world would not be complete without you and me, and everybody else. So now go ahead and bless with all your heart and soul. Every one of us is a ray of light and each blessing we send out brings light to those who are blessed. And when it returns – as it inevitably will – it increases the vibration of our own body of light, that of Mother Earth and all humankind.

    Bless all who are sharing your lifepath with you and bless those who are ceaselessly toiling in the background of life, unseen to earthly eyes, behind the realities of Earth life. Bless your family and friends, but why stop there? Bless every one of your siblings in the great family of humankind.

    Recommended Viewing:
    ‘The Gentle Art Of Blessing’

    From ‘The Gentle Art Of Blessing’
    By Pierre Pradervand
    Edited by Aquarius

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘Our World Needs You’
    ‘You Are Special’

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    Footprints



    In dreamtime a man was taken by his Highest Self
    To take a look at the Akashic Records.
    On something like a huge screen
    Scenes from his life could be seen.
    First he saw himself walking along a beach
    With someone of whom he thought it was God.
    In each episode at first he saw
    Two sets of footprints in the sand.
    He assumed that one of them belonged
    To him and the other one to God.

    But after a while he noticed that
    Many times along the pathway of his life
    There was only one set of footprints.
    This seemed to coincide with
    The lowest and saddest times in his life.
    As this bothered him, he asked his companion:
    ‘God, you said that once I decided to follow You,
    You would walk with me all the way.
    Yet, I have noticed that during my most troubled times
    There only ever was one set of footprints.
    That doesn’t make any sense to me.
    Why when I needed you most,
    Were you not there for me?’

    His companion replied:
    ‘My dear and precious child,
    I am your Guardian Angel,
    Appointed by the Highest Forces of life
    To watch over every step you make.
    I love you and I shall never leave you.
    The Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
    Is our God. S/He is in everything,
    Therefore as much part of you as of me.
    And because on the inner level all life is one,
    You and I are one.
    That’s why I could never desert you.
    The reason for occasionally seeing
    But one set of footprints is that,
    During the times of humankind’s
    Most severe trials and tribulations,
    We Guardian Angels are allowed to
    Carry our human charges for a while.

    When things have come right and
    You are strong enough to walk on your own again,
    We have to put you down, but do not go from you.
    Once more we are then working in the background
    Of your life, invisible to earthly eyes,
    Guiding and protecting you,
    To ensure that the essence of your being,
    Your spirit and soul, come to no harm.’

    Created by Anon.
    Adapted for the Age of Aquarius,
    the time for finding out what really happens
    in the spiritual background of life.
    Strictly for those who are ready to receive it.
    By Aquarius

    Recommended Reading:
    ‘The Akashic Records’

    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    The Time Is Now



    Time for celebration, relaxation and inspiration,
    For new beginnings and finding better ways of being.
    Time for fresh creation and affirmation,
    For experiencing beauty and love
    In more meaningful ways.

    Time for living and forgiving,
    For healing ourselves, each other and our world.
    For listening to intuition and inspiration,
    So that healing may flow through us,
    Showing us ways of conducting our lives
    More wholly and meaningfully.
    For reaching out to each other in friendship
    Learning to love wisely,
    Totally and unconditionally.
    Finding fulfilment by doing
    Things for our planet and healing it,
    Instead of merely taking from it.

    Time for striving to fulfil our own Highest potential,
    As well as that of all humankind and the Earth.
    Every one of us doing their share of making
    God’s greatest dreams and ambitions
    For us and our world come true,
    With our help.
    Time for living in peace and kinship
    With all sentient beings in this world
    And our other world.

    Time for freedom from all oppression,
    Especially of the spiritual kind.
    Shedding false beliefs, prejudices and superstitions,
    Which far too long stopped us from recognising our true nature
    And acting in keeping with it.
    Time for walking our talk,
    Living our ideals and following our
    Highest aspirations by refusing to give in
    To the desires of our lower earthly nature,
    Resisting selfishness and greed and
    Setting an example others may wish to follow.

    Time for sewing fresh seeds,
    In our own hearts and minds and those of others.
    Mustering the courage to be heard
    With the voice of our true selves,
    So that we may fully become once more
    That which we always have been,
    Since long before all life on this planet began:
    Children of God, whose nature is love.

    That’s why I’m telling you: ‘The time is now!’

    Anon.
    Edited by Aquarius


    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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