Sunday, December 9, 2018

Angels Among Us


We don't come to earth without spirit guides.   These unseen guardians are here to keep tabs on how we're progressing.  They are with us, each step of the way, offering guidance and encouragement.  

They help us to recognize our shortcomings, whether we have a bad temper, are too impatient, etc. and teach us how to overcome these faults so they don't hinder our spiritual growth.

They lift us up when we're down, provide aid and comfort and watch us as we grow.  With all this data they're collecting they have a good idea who will graduate to the next class and who will not.

Those that need a little extra tweaking are set aside in order to receive additional help.

There have been accounts where angels have saved people's lives, helped with providing answers to complex mathematical equations and brought numerous people together.

Why is it so hard for many of us to accept that there are angels among us? 

I remember one moving story of a young woman who was on her way to a job interview.  She was staying with her parents during this time and they waved goodbye to her as she and her young son drove away.  She was supposed to arrive at the interview by a certain time but did not.  The parents then contacted the police and an investigation ensued.  Still, no one could find out anything about what had happened until one policeman was prompted to make it his mission in life.

He felt so strongly that he retraced her steps over and over, talking to many different individuals.  Still nothing made sense until he decided he would return to the area she was last seen one last time.   Suddenly he spied something on the side of the road he hadn't seen before as it had been hidden from view.  He went over and picked it up and then saw tire tracks leading from the road down the side of the steep hill.

He ventured down and was able to see a vehicle wedged a distance from him.  Soon he saw that it matched the description of her vehicle.  He drew closer and saw that the young mother was deceased but her young son appeared to be asleep in the passenger seat.

He checked the young boy for vital signs and found that he was barely breathing.  He called for an ambulance and the rest was history.

Or, was it? 

The young boy recovered and was then able to tell an incredible story.   Right after the accident, he  remembered a brilliant bright light that slowly made its way toward the car.   The light talked to him  and told him that he was going to be okay, that his mother was already in heaven and being taken care of.

The angel comforted the young boy and stayed with him, telling him that he would be rescued soon and to have no fear.

At the time the young boy had no idea what the bright light was but after he had grown up, he knew exactly what it was and called it by name--an angel.

~Have no fear for your guardian angel is near~.

~Blessings,
     Nightshade

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Reconcile


The fragile flower drops her head
The bird, the tortoise, have long since fled
The King of Beasts has made its bed
The Eagle soars
The Bull is strident
The Man is weary
But still defiant
Yet, throughout, all have remained
A constant reminder of things unnamed
Viewing the goings on
Following scripts of noble anons
[The reckoning is nigh]
Serpents slither into dens
They know what’s coming  
It's called The End
The pain the woe the anger, fear
Is the result of what is clear
No cave no hollow no building stands
All is revealed
What once was banned
He Who has come to judge the past
And, with one last mighty gasp
The seal is broken
This, the one that was long unspoken
Loosening the hordes of those now awoken
The sky turns dark and thunder rumbles
Lightning strikes
Thiefdoms tumble
The arrogance of man is made bare for all to see
He who was allotted much time
To muzzle his own vanity
Evil now knows it was its undoing
All its altars destroyed
And of its own choosing

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Croutons


Are you ready to throw in the towel?  You're determined efforts seem to have failed.  You've  done everything expected of you.  You've even prayed.  But you're totally discouraged.  You've researched, studied, passed your assignments but still nothing makes sense.     

Actually, you don't know it but you're on the cusp of discovering something profound--

Understanding.

You've been working toward this all along but didn't even know it.  You've been trying to figure something out but didn't have the extra information.  Now, a teacher has arrived, providing you with the missing puzzle piece.

Uncanny how this teacher just showed up.   No,  not really.  You actually manifested this teacher into being by all your worthwhile efforts.    

It's only after this helper shows up that you're able to arrive at the answer.

So it is with life.

No one has a clear definition of what life is. 

Picture a gigantic bowl of soup with everybody swimming around in its broth, most helplessly floundering while a few have managed to figure out there's something else in there with them and  were able to access it.                  

But with no clear definition and no direction in our lives it's fair to say that most of us are doomed before we even start.  But those who managed to figure out where they want to go in life and how best to get there, it's a different story.   

Once you understand it's not going to be easy down here, once you know that you will be challenged, encountering setbacks along the way is when you will have begun your journey to understanding.

Understanding is the difference between having a plan or not having a plan.  It's going to be difficult to make it to B when you don't have a Plan A. 

Most of us lack proper training in how to do anything down here and it's only through trial and error, mistakes and an occasional lucky break that we finally are able to muddle our way through but, if you have a plan, that will make all the difference between attainment and failure.

When you look out onto the world today all you see is calamity, confusion, chaos and rebellion.

Everybody is dissatisfied, has a grudge or some axe to grind.  Obviously you don't go to these people for counseling and help.  You, instead, seek out those who have an awareness, a handle on what's going on and based on their own experiences are willing and able to help others.    

If not, you will find yourself stuck on the perpetual wheel of going nowhere.

This new found understanding will confidently propel you down your path as it limits the difficulties and challenges you encounter while further providing experiences and people that will enhance your journey.   

This new found understanding has set you apart from all the others in the soup bowl but what about the others?  --They have a choice as well.

The question is, "will you choose to be a nowhere man or a nowhere woman in that bowl of soup or,  decide you will grab onto that crouton that keeps passing you by?

~ Blessings,
          Nightshade  

Monday, November 26, 2018

Guidelines

Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher

"Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny" ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

For Without Wisdom, There is Only "Folly"


Riches
In pursuing Wisdom, one must be ready to sacrifice Self, for Wisdom has no tolerance for Ego.

In  your decision you will soon understand that Humility is also required.  

Wisdom is a Master, yet can also be It's Twin, a Servant, in which you find you are inexorably and exhaustively bound, spiritually.

There is no price one can put on Wisdom because it exceeds any value that can possibly be assigned to it.

This new quest will saturate and consume every part of you.  It will dominate every hour of every day you spend on earth.  You will think about it, dream about it, read about it, investigate it, learn about it and spend untold amounts of money on the pursuit of it.    Yet, you will find that you never really come face to face with it.  "Well, then", you ask, "what's the point"?  The point is you've already crossed a threshold in that you have, in some magical way, become familiar with it and want to learn more.

Wisdom will beguile you, tantalize you with fleeting images, feelings, emotions and descriptions that further compel you on.    You will soon become acquainted with scholars and philosophers and other learned men and women who have spoken about it and searched for it, all who have long since left this planet.  You will find you come close, thinking you've mastered it, but Wisdom will always be one step ahead of you.

It's like learning to read Tarot Cards, the more you hold them, the more you look at them, the more you study them, the more you realize just how little you really know about them.  The more questions you have leads to more study and then something new which compels you to look in another place, thus learning even more then you ever dreamed of.

Wisdom will not quench your thirst but will only make you thirstier for Knowledge. 

Gaining Wisdom is more than all the Knowledge in the World for without Wisdom all your gains will amount to nothing.   

What is a man that he hath achieved everything he ever wanted in the world but hath gained no Wisdom?

The answer to this lies in the Two of Wands Card in Tarot, (see below) in which we see Alexander the Great holding the globe in one hand with a firmly entrenched wand behind him symbolizing conquests and riches amassed and another one (future plans) resting comfortably on a block as he looks out over the Mediterranean Sea at his ships passing by.

He is wondering if it was all worth it, he is wondering why he still feels so empty after amassing untold fortunes and kingdoms.

He has learned, but only too late that all his passion (red roses) and sacrifice (white lillies) resulting in conquest and riches, but without The Wisdom to guide him, yielded him absolutely nothing but anger, doubt and sorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The First Thanksgiving was in the Year 1621 (397 years ago)


Happy Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.  We have much to be thankful for.  Time to embrace loved ones and our way of life.  Thanks to those who keep watch over us, those who secure our safety and those who enter into harm's way in order to keep us safe and free.  Some information re the First Thanksgiving: 

https://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-first-thanksgiving/