Many Masters, Many Souls

Many Masters, Many souls;

Many have died, many have lived.

One common similarity amongst nobles,

They believe in what they already know.

They struggle to retrieve the answers,

To have them only reappear.

 

Many Masters, Many Souls;

Many have died, many have lived.

The message is the same wherever you go,

Be true to yourself, more importantly fellow-man.

Do unto to others, was once beseeched;

Now it is time to reappear.

 

Many Masters, Many Souls;

Many have died, many have lived.

My life has come to a halt,

Only to begin again.

I have risen above all,

And found a place next to His.

 

Many lost, many found;

Many cry out, many laugh on.

It is our choice to see Heaven,

Or to see hell that we most fear.

See our fellow-man as likeness to God,

And you will have a place next to his.

 

Many lost, many found;

Many cry out, many laugh on.

In the end there will be  judgment,

So choose those steps wisely.

Do unto to others is spoken,

See this and your seat will be next to his.

 

Look past the Darkness,

And you will find Heaven on Earth.

There is no beginning and there is no end,

Only life everlasting.

Do unto others, as you want unto you,

And your seat will be reserved right next to his

Daily Quote

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”~Pablo Picasso

The Sun Still Shines Behind the Clouds

The day shows signs of sadness and despair,

For the skies have darkened and become grey.

The lightning sparks and thunder answers,

As the rain falls all around us.

I am afraid of what is to come,

and do not know where to go next.

 

Fear not my child,

For I know the plans I have for you.

You are to shine and show others how to be,

show them the Peace and give them my Love.

Comfort them, hold them, be with them,

and tell them that, “I AM with them always.”

 

Do not fear for the day shows signs of gloom,

this is merely an opportunity to be close with another.

Fear not of the storm that is within,

it will pass just like the wind.

Fear not the clouds of grey,

For the sun still shines behind the clouds.

 

I AM with you, my child, for all eternity…

 

~Joseph Lieungh

The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

How many times in our lives,
have we absolutely known
that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that
what we believed to be true … was not?

by Valerie Cox

Painting the Life you want

Stepping into the Canvas I embrace the world around me, splattering hues and Love wherever I go.

Baby Steps Forward

Stepping into the Canvas, the Warrior finds herself on familiar ground. Though scenery is different and the path is not as clear, She smiles knowing that all will be good. In the face of adversity a new opportunity is born. In the same setting the Pilgrim loses his way in fear of what lay before him.

Do you have a situation that you see as holding you back? What is holding you back from making the necessary changes? Are you more like the Warrior that smiles in the face of adversity or the Pilgrim who shutters at the mere thought of moving forward?

The solution to any problem is merely taking the first step towards that which you most desire. Let go of the self-defeating thoughts of what you do not want in your life, but focus everything you have on what you want most. This thought should be your first thought of the day, after giving thanks for that first breath, and it should be the last thought before retiring for the  day. It is the first step that is most difficult, but it is the steps that follow that keep the momentum. Those baby steps just got bigger!

Stepping into the Canvas, I embrace that which I most desire and let go of any self-defeating thoughts which may keep me from achieving my goals.

Dealing with Alopecia

One of the many difficulties a cancer patient has to deal with is Alopecia or more commonly known as hair loss. Chemotherapy is often the culprit of hair loss, while occasionally caused by Radiation Therapy. Radiation causes hair loss only in the area of treatment (i.e. whole brain Radiation or Pelvic Radiation) and not throughout the body as Chemotherapy often invades.

Currently treating a patient forced to deal with reality…she is going to have to let me see her bald head. This person was treated previously to another site, but returns with metastatic disease to her brain. Previously, with all attempts to get her to show me her bald head, she could not. Due to the conditioned response from society as being unacceptable for a woman to have no hair, she was unable to “pop her top.” Assuring her beauty with or without hair, she still could not see herself as beautiful without her wig.

I often reflect on the phrase, “want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans.” Sooner or later He will present an opportunity to embrace who we truly are. Those who see divinity in themselves find eternal happiness, those who see a worn old body with Alopecia continue in misery. The irony to this story is during our last meeting I told her sooner or later she will have to show me her bald head. Her response is, “I am not ready.” Knowing how the Universe works I knew the time would present itself.

Day 2 of her brain treatment and she sneakily took her wig off and allowed me to see her head without her wig on. I assured her she is still as beautiful as with her wig and encouraged her to go without more often. “Baby steps forward,” was her reply. She made a giant step today even if it was only a baby step…for she is on her way to emotional freedom of how she looks.

Someday we will stop worrying about our appearance and worry more about what the world looks like. If all we see is ourselves, we miss the miracles around us. Put down the mirror and ‘Step into the Canvas,’ witnessing all of God’s perfection.