I am an Essene Christian ( read as Esoteric rather then Exoteric) referencing the teachings of Dr Stylianos Atteshlis (aka Daskalos)
With a “word for the day” = “YES”
What parts of my body do I treasure?
Very, very, Strange Question!
Firstly …”the body” is not mine. I am a Soul and as a Soul I am “gifted” by the Divine Intelligence who provide “the body” over my Luminous Life Light, (aka, Spirit-Soul-Self.)
Secondly…”the body” is, in actual fact, three bodies , Material, Psychical and Noetical. As it is explained by Joshua Emanuel the Christ in his parable of the “women and the three measures of flour”
Matt 33 “I He told them another parable. The kingdom of heaven is like the leaven, which a woman took and buried in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
Since my temporary and permanent personalities are together responsible for only nourishing and keeping clean these three bodies and maintaining the correct balance between the three bodies I have no right to like or dislike any aspect of ‘the body” which is created and maintained by Great, Great Intelligence, (namely the Archangels of the Elements. Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel. And not forgetting Shamael here, he provides them necessary elements too!)
…”treasuring” one part of “the body” more then another is like wanting to like one part of the “Kingdom of Heaven” more then another part! No Thanks!
What have I offered people today?
This Essene’s Prayer, along with others.
O God, my Father, make my footsteps upon life’s path as light as they may be. Let me not raise dust, in anger or greed that blinds my brothers and sisters. Make my steps light upon life’s path. Make my heart, O God, my Father, a crystal-clear mirror to reflect Your Love, my love, and to allow my fellow humans to rejoice.
What would help me to say an unconditional “yes” to my life exactly as it is today?
By going out and amazing God/Absolute Beingness as much as God/Absolute Beingness amazes me. Then that, “Unconditional Yes!”, will be a done deal!
The same as I have to re-learn, or better said, penetrate with comprehension, every day.
“We say that the our human form is also known as Spirit-body, it is not so much as a “body” but it is a kind of form, but again it is so difficult to comprehend a “form” that contains EVERYTHING in the worlds of existence, within it.”
Realizing, once and for ALL … A Human Being’s Selfhood is more then just in the Phenomena of Life,
It Is LIFE itself.
Even in the expressions of Humans Being we can see the ‘Divinity of a Human Beings’. We see it as their ability to use the Holy Mind.
That is a critical ..”next right action”.
What parts of my body do I take for granted?
Strange question! Firstly it is not “my body” …It is a gift that I am in a so-called “body” ( actually three bodies ) but these are maintained by the Archangelic orders which created it using the Idea of Man. They also maintain it as best they can over and above the interference(s) I cause them by taking their “Gift” for granted.
So the quick answer is …if I do forget and take any specific part of my Bodies for granted …..I take ALL parts of my body for granted …..because every part is connected to every other part!!
What has inspired me today?
same answer here as to the “What is Life” question yesterday
What have I been holding on to for a long time? How would it feel to let go?
The part of my temporary present-day personality which, for some strange reason 🙂 I am “holding on to” while it is “holding on to” me.
At first ( some time ago now) it seemed it was a strange coupling which ( to address the second part of this question but not as “how would” but rather “how does it feel”)
But now, as I dive deeper and deeper into my Being-ness through Observation, Contemplation and Meditation, it has become less and less a “holding on to” in the sense of a “Holding back” energy, and instead, THERE IS THE OPPOSITE EFFECT…..it has become a “Holding forward” energy. ( meaning it has become supportive, co-operative, wise participant, a supportive servant) in my efforts to know Truth ( “HU” say the Sufi say it )
That was a Fun Question moderator!
What has surprised me lately?
That LIFE is one big continuous “Surprise”.
And no matter what was a “Surprise” in the past …it becomes a brand new “Surprise-Surprise” all over again!! Very Surprising indeed!
Bring to mind some of the people who have been teachers in your life. What gifts did they pass on to you?
Foremost, Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis ( aka Daskalos ) and the professional work done by Researcher of Truth to capture and record his works so they may be applied as a “System of learning”, free of dogmatism, primarily of the teachings of Joshua Emanuel the Christ but also anywhere TRUTH has/is emanating.
Secondly. it is appropriate here to acknowledge the works of Br David Steindl- Rast and his dear friend Ansen Grun for their works related to what I have expressed above. Their voices are truly music for these Noisy times. A quick example of Dr David’s reminder to us of just who / what we are as Human Beings. Infinite Potential.
“THE HOLY SPIRIT as the awe-inspiring power of life and of love is a reality with which every human being is familiar, whatever name we give to it. SPIRIT is the very aliveness of our life. This holds true for every one of us. We differ only by the degree to which we open ourselves to this power. Fear tends to block and close our access to “life in fullness” (John 10:10) for which Jesus Christ stands. Life is always a gradual process, however, and we must respect the pace of its movement. The seed needs time to grow.”
And final on my list, but most certainly NOT least, is children, the wisdom in their attitude, their openness to awareness, always serves as an anchor in my own “Beingness”. (Matt 18: 2-4 “Except ye become as little children…”)
What new beginnings am I grateful for today?
As it is said, “Your Life is God’s gift to you. What YOU choose to do with your Life is your gift to God.”
So today’s ( and everyday’s ) “new beginning” is in every choice I make in whatever situation that may arise. I have yet to receive them but I DO promise to my Self that , ……..
“I will be ready at all time and in all places to serve the Divine Plan.”
What would change if I were to treat the “ordinary” aspects of my life as “extraordinary?”
There are people visiting Gratefulness who follow Eckhart Tolle so I will quote Tolle’s daily present moment reminder …..as it serves well to point to value behind to-days question.
“It is only a small step from the word “being” to the to the experience of “Being”
So an easy substitution ..“It is only a small step from the word “ordinary” to the to the experience of “EXTRAordinary”
“ordinary”/”being” is what the temporary present-day personality experiences ( or “thinks” it is experiencing would be a better way of identifying this) and that is the ONLY place where “change” in being can be experienced.
“EXTRAordinary”/ “BE-ing” ….IS…..the experience of Awareness as the Permanent Personality …””Permanent therefore the place of NO change in Being-ness. So the one words answer to the question …”Awareness” and in one sentence …..”Awareness of Being-ness”
which matches with the “Daily Word” final sentence ….
“what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Yes “aliveness with the Awareness of Being-ness”
Both the Essene Christians and the Sufis have a very direct and accurate expression for Gratitude.
“Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with your life is your gift to God.”
Wouldn’t it be the Ultimate state of Gratitude if all of Humanity did the same? Bringing the “Kingdom of Heaven” into awareness on the earthly realm is just that simple!
Be Well Be Present
That is very much the way the Sufi Mystic and Poet Gaibi expresses it…
.”Make yourself your homework and DO it.”
Down the street from where I live there is a Baptist church with a marque sign which reads…..
“Guilt is when you allow someone else to live rent free in your head”
I say “AMEN” to that bit of wisdom !
Indeed! They are our, “Wise Old Souls”
Re: “The snag on this question is that our teachers come in many forms, both those we enjoy learning from and those who challenge us to our core and cause untold pain. Both, however, can rightfully be called teachers,”
and I agree that the question is limiting itself in that it put a serious limit at the very beginning. Re “some of the people”
If it had left it for open ….we could have included ….Guardian Archangel, Archangels Gabriel, nature spirits etc etc ….but it was a fun question anyway! 🙂
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