Child of Mine:
Have you been accused of a wrong? Are you inwardly writhing under the sting of that accusation and rallying your defenses against it? If so, stop now before you miss what I have for you in this situation. Prayerfully clear your heart of malice and defensiveness and consider the charge. Is there any scrap of truth in it? Remember, you are not responsible for the other person’s wrongdoing, only for yours. Whatever you find that needs to be confessed, do so now–to me and to the one you have wronged. Let me help you bridge that gap and mend that relationship. Be forgiven and at peace. Be reconciled.
(Postcards from Heaven © 1992 by Clair Cloninger)
Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he? — Isaiah 2:22 (NIV)
From The Angels:
Playfulness: It is time to have fun and play. The angles are recalling your inner child.
Remember the excitement of the first time you learned to ride a bicycle or getting ice cream. Laughing and having fun relaxes you.
The angels want you to know this relaxation gives you a greater inflow of ideas, spiritual connections, Divine guidance, and energy. Your energy and positive personality attracts wonderful and helpful people to you.
Listening: It’s easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn’t the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to stop, look people in the eyes, and give them the gift of listening.
We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that.
As you go about your day, the angels remind you to give people the gift of listening. It seems like such a little thing, but those little deposits will eventually make a big difference. When you make deposits in people, you are making deposits in eternity, and that is what pleases the heart of God.
Trust: You have to be willing to pour in everything you have before you can see Gods increase flowing in your life. Believe in yourself, the angels emphasize the value of self-trust.
The angels encourage you to give God what you have in your hands today, and as you stay faithful to do your part, God will do His part.
When you put action behind your faith and trust God, He will pour wisdom, strength, and creativity into you and help you accomplish the dreams and desires He has placed in your heart. The angels ask you to trust in God and to trust in them, they will help you trust yourself.
O our Father, the Sky, hear us
and make us strong.
O our Mother, the Earth, hear us
and give us support.
O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.
O Spirit of the South,
may we tread your path.
O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for the long journey.
O Spirit of the North, purify us
with your cleansing winds.
american indian – sioux
I had a few days ago, an insight which consoled me very much.
It was during my thanksgiving, when I make
a few reflections upon the goodness of God, and
how should one not think of this at such a time, of that
infinite goodness, uncreated goodness, the source of all goodness. …
I saw written as in letters of gold this word “Goodness”
which I repeated for a long time with indescribable sweetness.
I beheld it, I say, written upon all creatures, animate and inanimate,
rational or not, all bore this name goodness. …
I understood then that all these creatures have of goodness and
all the services and assistance that we receive from each of them
is a benefit which we owe to the goodness of God
who has communicated to them something of his infinite goodness
so that we may meet it in everything and everywhere.
st. thérèse couderc – 1865