you are never so far gone

You’re never too broken that you can’t be fixed,
but you can’t be fixed unless you’re ready to be repaired.
– Abhishek Tiwari

God can accomplish miracles – yes, even this age of scientific and widespread skepticism – God can and does work miracles. Perhaps we don’t see them because we don’t want to see them. Or perhaps we don’t see them because we don’t need to be shown outright because our brains, having been so evolved, wouldn’t believe it anyway and we would come up with a scientific and reasonable explanation. In times past perhaps the human brain wasn’t as advanced as ours is today and those folks needed to see before they would believe.

Now, in this day and age, we have thousands of years of history to prove God’s Existence through miracles – if we would only have faith. When skeptics say ‘prove it’, I say I can’t. It is a matter of faith. And if you have no faith then pray for faith. A bit of a conundrum.

Anyway, for those who believe in a Higher Being (and even those who don’t), you are never so far gone, so deep in the gutter, so lost in the woods that you are lost forever. If you want to be found, you will be. If you want to have a miracle of God in your life then you will have one. You must be willing to receive, you must want to receive and you must believe you will receive. And the biggest caveat of all, you must be willing to accept the form in which God chooses to work that miracle for you.

If, in your heart of hearts, you hate someone of another color, then God may use a person of that color to reach out to you. If, in your heart of hearts you hate a person of a different sexuality, creed, religion, or whatever, then God may use what you hate to reach out to you with Love. And, if in your hate you refuse to see God in that person, you will miss your miracle.

If you want to be healed, you will be – maybe just not in the way you want or by the method you choose. Are you willing to accept that possibility?

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set in my ways

What people resist the most about spiritual healing is changing their minds.
– S. Kelley Harrell

We are so set in our ways. I am so set in my ways that I am unable to be healed because I refuse to see God in any other way than what I already know.

The Bible tells me I must be born again to go to Heaven. Therefore it must be true. For many people it is but for just as many others it is not. Does it matter to God? I don’t know for sure. No one knows for sure even if they say it is.

My point is this, that unless you are willing to engage just a possibility that there is more to God than you think there is, you might never be open to spiritual healing.

As long as you see the world in terms of sinner and saved, Christian and everything else, black and white, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, you will miss the Nature of God.

God loves us all; He created us all – yes, even the person whom you hate/dislike/avoid because they are not like you or they do not believe it what you believe or wear the same color of skin as you.

And as long as you and I see people by those dividing lines we will never experience God in all His Glory and we will never experience true spiritual healing.

God created all of us; He loves all of us; the least we can do is open up ourselves to that reality. And then, leave the eternal judgment up to the One Who is Eternal, Wise and Loving.

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the Brighter Light

Healing comes when we choose to walk away
from darkness and move towards a Brighter Light.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

With generations of crap heaped upon each succeeding generation the next generation carries an even heavier load. Maybe that is one reason we stumble so much as we move through our lives. Maybe that is one reason the world seems like it has gone mad. I am sure every generation previous to this one has felt the world turned upside down by horror, terror, and all the other awful things mankind does to his fellows.

A person’s gotta wonder if there is hope for us.

There is – at least I believe it to be so. It may not happen in my lifetime. It may not happen in any lifetime. But as individuals we are responsible for our own lives and the impact those lives have on others.

When I choose to walk away from the darkness toward the Light I am choosing to heal from those past wrongs, to not carry the previous generation’s injuries forward and give them to the next generation.

When I walk away from my father’s racism, I am making a choice not to carry it forward, even if it is deeply ingrained into my head.

When I walk away from my father’s anger, I am making a choice to be at peace with myself and others.

When I walk away from generations of the family fear of all things not Anglo-Saxon Protestant Heterosexual, I am making a choice to learn of an All-Inclusive God who loves everyone one on this planet as He loves me, Unconditionally, Absolutely, and Completely without Reservation or Second Thought.

When I walk toward that Brighter Light, I am learning that every man, woman and child are essentially all the same – we are a spirit being trapped temporarily inside a human body.

When I walk toward that Brighter Light, I am choosing to love and if not love then at the very least respect others for they are the same as me in the Eyes of God.

When I walk toward that Brighter Light, I am choosing a harder path to walk because I am turning against my human nature and turning toward my spiritual nature.

When I walk toward that Brighter Light, I am blessed and I am never, ever alone on my journey toward healing.

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