The weight of everything going on in our country has been too heavy. But we must remain hopeful. There's just no other choice. 😔 We must not lose hope in humanity. Let's try our very best to be the light in someone's life. "If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires."
“From Adam to Noah”
I saw an artifact from ancient Sumeria recently. I couldn't take a picture of it in the museum but here is a similar one from the same date. It is from the Mesopotamian region (Iraq-ish) and dates from around 3300 BC to 2900 BC. Whenever I'm around antiquities I like to pull up a Biblical timeline on my phone so I can see what was happening in the Bible at the same time. *nerd alert* (Try it! It's fun!) For anything before 3000 BC, the Bible timeline I had just listed "From Adam to Noah." From Adam to Noah. I looked back up and there it was, a little stone bull staring at me. Now all I could see... all I could hear... was "From Adam to Noah." A four word book on the history of man. Our whole story in a sentence. My analytical side took over. "Who had carved this bull? Did they die in the flood? Were they closer to Adam or Noah on the timeline? Was the date wrong and it was actually made after the flood? How do they even know how old this is??"
Still.... "From Adam to Noah." Adam.... The man who was born into glory but chose sin. Noah... The man who was born into sin but chose glory. God always makes a way were there is no way. Then later I heard another four words.... "From Jesus to You." Jesus... The perfect one who had no sin. You... The sinner who has been made perfect. And there that little bull reminded me of how small our works are. All of our striving, and efforts to please God. The blood of bulls and goats... “all for sin could not atone.” But one day the perfect sacrifice would come. The person who carved this bull was crying out for something, someone. Jesus.... the second Adam, making right what had gone wrong. Jesus.... the prophet Noah, calling us to the Ark of salvation. Jesus.... the Ark, inviting us into His protection. From Adam to Noah we see sin and pain. But from Adam to Noah we see Jesus. He is calling out to You. Respond!
I was told I have daddy issues and I have to admit at 32 while I have forgiven him by acknowledging that I chose him to be my father, the abandonment still lingered yet I AM eternally grateful for his absence for he may have done more harm than good being present in my life...why you ask? Because I overstand that I co create in my reality and it has shaped me in becoming the Wombman I am today (perfect in my being)
He absence has taught me strength, confidence, and unconditional Love
I smile because this is one of the things I needed to hear in order to forgive him for giving me these eyes that people get lost in, these lips that speaks life and at one point spoke death
I must admit I do love my father for I look exactly like him and I had to learn to love all the things about him that I saw in me
. -Laurine LaReine-
H E A L • There are burdens that you are carrying - that you are ignoring. That keep you up at night..That are eating you up inside. I know it’s hard - but you have to deal with those to heal. You are loved. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. Sometimes as hard as we try, we aren’t good enough. Or something doesn’t go as planned. But that is ok. Allow yourself to heal. You can be happy & you deserve happiness. Don’t let your thoughts take over the truth. The truth is you can forgive yourself and forgive others. & if someone doesn’t forgive you - it’s OK to make peace with that & live your life for YOU. ❤️ You can Heal. #dealtoheal#youareloved#forgiveness#suicide#suicideprevention#everyonehatesme#death#youareenough#friendship#love#kidness
Remember, You are powerful! 🌟Every moment you can prevent yourself from making a snap judgment on someone, you leave a bit of room for your deeper love to find an opening and a way through. It's felt, and it's real. Every time I make a judgment on someone, each judgment is like a wall going up in my mind as to "how things are." Over time, there are countless ones constructed, like buildings casting shade where there was once Light. "God" would be the absence of all walls. Just Light. Love is there for the most dejected of all. You have that power in You! Your love is always looking for ways to express, and it's exhaustless! Just keep those walls from going up wherever you can, as hard as it might be. People change. Circumstances change. EVERYTHING here changes. But, that love you allow to find its way through has an eternalness about it. It's felt. It's real. And, often you never hear, or only years later of how it meant the world to someone when everyone and everything around them told them they were no good (they might feel that way, anyway). Just by saying, "I'll withhold judgment for now," you tell your higher self, "Yes! An opening!" 😀You are loved. You are love. And, You are very VERY powerful. ♥️ You might just save someone with a simple gesture who is counting on your compassion where everywhere else is walls of darkness. #love#compassion#sober#serenity#god#light#bliss#vegan#joy#forgiveness#ego#higherself
Some would be very surprised where I came from and how I made it where I am today. Crawled my way out of what could have been a very unproductive life. I was a lost soul looking for anyone that would love me because I didn’t love myself. Today, I have self worth and love who I am. Done some very bad things to many people and I’ve held myself accountable. I have forgiven those who have done bad things to me. Don’t let your past define you. You are in control of what the next chapter holds. #faith#forgiveness#selfcare#selflove#myfightisntover#beyourself#noshame#darkpast#brightfuture#nextchapter#bringiton