The Prodigal Son

In the morning of our lives we are determined to make a mark. Dancing freely without a care in the world, trying fruits from forbidden trees, and cursing others names all in hopes of conquering the world. Some steal, cheat, defraud, commit adultery, lie, and murder.

The story of the Prodigal Son speaks to many of us, hiding our shadows deep within. Do you know someone who is lost? Or do you feel lost? The Prodigal Son was given a small fortune and squandered it away. When his riches were gone, he saw how awful he had been.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father…was lost, and is found (Luke 15:11-32).

When he returned to his father, his father was relieved his son was found alive. Just as in the song Amazing Grace where a Captain of a slave ship realized that he was lost but  through self actualization was found, freeing slaves bound for sale.

We are all lost to some degree and some more than others, but there comes a time when we must find acceptance in ourselves, asking forgiveness for our transgressions. We must further forgive those whom transgress against us, leading us to True Freedom.

Do you think returning to people we hurt, in modern times, they will find forgiveness? How would we know without asking?

Have you hurt others in the past? A family member? Go to them and ask for forgiveness now. Your heavenly father will forgive you, but humans we have to mingle with…especially family. Can we be truly free if we have not removed our own guilt?

In the afternoon of our lives we reflect on where we are, wishing we could make amends with those we hurt. We carry guilt to our grave and live a miserable second half to our lives. For most they live a “Living Death” and remain in guilt. They go to church, looking for salvation, but deep within their soul they still have the guilt. Others will go to their victims, begging for forgiveness. Whether they accept them or not, they are willing to take the risk. These are true Warriors of Peace, freeing themselves from guilt. Go to them now and be freed…

“Stepping into the Canvas with a new sense of freedom, joining the Lost whom are found. I will no longer judge you, so please do not judge me.”~Joseph

Rainbow Warriors

In the morning of our lives we begin our journey as a Pilgrim, searching for something that we cannot explain. No specific path, just aimlessly across the Canvas set by our Creator. Some will take note of the many colors or different scenery, but the majority remain ‘too busy’ to notice what is truly going on around them.

While they are rushing off to meet their deadlines, they forget to stop and smell the roses or lend a hand to those in need. Instead they often wonder “What about me?” With a sense of entitlement, they begin crushing the roses instead of enjoying them.

The majority subscribe to whatever the masses are feeding them. They join a specific religious group are subscribe to a specific political party, in hopes of finding that magical cure for what is missing deep inside their soul. What is missing? What are we all looking for?

We are all looking for the same thing, but fail to see how easy it is to get it. In order to find this missing piece, to our own puzzle, we need only look within, making a conscious effort to changing our beliefs towards Happiness. We wander until one day we come to a crossroad in our lives or a bridge from the morning of our lives to the afternoon of our lives. Carl Jung discussed that we all reflect on what we did in the morning of our lives and shift towards giving back to humanity. Those who make the shift will find happiness, but those who choose to fight, who we truly are, will remain miserable until their day’s end.

In the afternoon of our lives, those who make the shift enter the path of  a Warrior, standing for what they believe and doing whatever it takes to preserve life in the name of Love and Peace. Those elite Warriors no longer subscribe to falsehoods taught to them, but instead return to the way it was before the beginning and emit only Love. These Warriors are not to be mistaken for savages, but instead are Keepers of Peace. Instead of wondering about what is in it for self, they look for ways to serve their fellow Brothers and Sisters.

While the Pilgrim only sees Himself as the most important being on this planet, the Warrior sees Herself as One with all of Humanity. He does whatever it takes to shine, but She does whatever it takes to get others to Shine.

Are you the Pilgrim still searching to fill a void in your life or are the Warrior who has found the true self?

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Every Bit of Happiness

The day is growing more beautiful with every breath,

As I breathe in sunshine, returning the return breath of life.

The pollen floats to its nearest bed,

Grasping sight of new beginnings.

The wind calls my name,

The trees whisper in collaboration.

I am soaking up every bit of happiness today,

For that is what makes my soul sing.

Taking in as much as I can,

For tomorrow may not yield another chance.

This may be the last chance for happiness,

Gratitude is all I have.

I can only hope for one more day,

As today has almost passed.

Living this day to the fullest,

For it may be the last.

Peace has filled my heart,

Filling the world around me.

Instill peace that is all I need to know.

Today I am soaking up every bit of happiness,

I hope you will too!

Namaste

Stand By Me

In this life we only have each other in times of need. We have friends in this world and from the other-side.

We have human friends and heavenly friends. When friends are not near, we always have our Heavenly Father.

Whom ever you call on today, remember there is always someone in need and eventually you will be called to…Stand By Me.

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Taking Control

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness

from passing over your head,

but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.”

~Swedish Proverb

Acceptance

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you’ve decided to look beyond

the imperfections.”

~Unknown

Foolishness

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin

of little minds adored by little statesmen

and philosophers and divines.”

~Emerson