Each part of the tapestry of life, is the thread that weaves through the invisible. When the seams are knitted with love, all become manifest and whole in being…gcw may2013
The call that late November came from my sister and there was the uncertainty and urgency in her voice that my brother Michael, was hospitalized. She suggested I should try to come back home to Maryland, at the earliest time off allowed.
Michael, a robust 5’10” 225 lb, brick muscle gladiator, rugby player, Master Electrician, devoted father, sometimes ornery brother, was never sick or in hospital for all my life of knowing him. Michael, was just impenetrable about his positions and opinions. And Michael taught me the meaning of indomitable will and courage as he fought and battled to hold on to life, with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He survived for five months after that call. The night before he died, with a frail body mass of 97 lbs, he bravely ushered in the finality of life, with his signalling proclamation, “I’m outta here”. In the words of his favorite song ” For what is a man, what has he got, if not himself then he has not, to do the things he truly feels, and not the words of one who yields, I did it all and I stood tall and did it My Way” (My Way sung by Frank Sinatra), he died as he lived, with purpose and self discipline.
Within the tapestry of life we encounter the threads of experiences which sew together the quality of the human being that we clothe ourselves in as character. When our family, and especially Michael’s offsprings remember him, etched in the fabric of his person, are the intricate conviction of his sense of values.
Until you rise from ego, your birthright to illumination will be captive to darkness…gcwalker may2013
Depending on the “who” that gives the words of wisdom, it causes one to examine and digest the sentiment “It’s better to be saved by criticism, than to be seduced by praise.” These words were shared by my sister Gemma, while driving and discussing people and their behaviors, obsessions and peculiarities.
I googled and found this referenced quote:
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticisms. –Norman Vincent Peale.
|All of beauty in its natural splendor and
bounteous harvest is fervent with abundance. Not to keep, but share.
In.generosity. Always. …Grace
Autumn in New Hampshire shared by +MbeleTV
The very concept of abundance is a shift to a new thought paradigm. The mindset to attract abundance , after the experience of the absence of the respect for what it means to have abundance, is metamorphosis. A shift is occurring. An awareness is birthing. It is the awakening and the welcoming of the invisible unknown to become manifest with potent and vivid deliverance. As with the birthing of a desired expectancy it comes after labored and prolonged perplexities.
With mindful thought and action, and in rythymn with the universe, the intention of the mind, heart, soul and spirit finds the path that leads to alignment with the gift, Abundance. My history as scrolled in the pages of my thoughts is scoured in perception of unmet expectations. The reality is, I have been in receipt of constant abundance amidst the prevailing distractions.