Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Dream

On the website you will see "The Battlefield of The Soul."  It is always there. Why?  Because from my point of view, we need a constant reminder of the choices we have to make.  Choices that are made by us in each and every moment we are given to live.  We live moment to moment.  We make our decisions moment to moment.  As we live the present moment, so will the rest of our life be.  That is why we receive the grace necessary for the completion of our life's mission one moment at a time.  We call that moment,  "right now."  In all of life's  "right now moments necessary grace is showered upon us.  The flow of grace never stops.  It cannot stop, and never will stop. In our next life we will live in the fullness of that Love.  We prepare for that as we respond to the promptings of grace in the here and now.  "Now is an acceptable time, now is the time of salvation.  "Mercy-full love is always in the offering, because of our Gracious Lover's faith-full-ness.  It is not because of anything we can do, but because we have been chosen to be the beloved daughter/son from all eternity.  "God help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beauty-full it is." The deepening of faith in our belovedness leads to transfiguring and transforming places we would never plan to enter into.  The spiritual journey is above all a journey into mystery.  Are you fed up reading this time and again?  Well time and again we forget, we lose focus and are led astray in living lives of illusion.  Living the life that the false self has created. A living that leads us to alienation from our true self and sets us up for so much pain and suffering.  Then Our Gracious lover, again through the mysterious workings of grace meets us in the place of alienation and lostness. Like the Good Shepherd of the Gospels we are ever so gently lifted up, placed on strong foundational-shoulders, ongoing recovery, and brought home to our real home found in our deepest reality.  Sometimes it takes us a long time to surrender to our powerlessness so we can allow ourselves to be brought back home!!!

The name of the blog is "Aisling on earth."  Aisling is the Irish for a dream.  Over the years, I have been brought to this realization, God has this wonder-full dream for both you and I.  If you are anything like me we do our best to mess it up.  We sabotage the original plan, plan "A," so then The Mercy-full One has no option but to go with plan "B."  I have a sneaky feeling I have run out of letters, yet grace still happens.  St. John reminds us "It is not our love of God but God's love for us" that allows this to happen.  Mercy-full love flowing upon mercy-full love in a cascade that never, and cannot cease.  Faith-full love is THE gift we need to constantly explore and meditate on.  For those who have been gifted with the gift of contemplation, use your gift to become more aware of the action you must take, and ask for the strength required to meet the challenge.  There can be no contemplation without action!!!

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