I haven’t broken my vows. Then why?

What happens when you keep your life aligned with your prayers and promises and yet, something just pushing you down unexpectedly, again?

I do have a feeling, if we added all the prayers, good thoughts and wishes, pledges together, more than two Heavens could be built. Still, it is just not happening.

How so?

Individually, each and every one of us has experienced the overwhelming joy of hope and clarity, wisdom – leading a true life.

And by the same token, each and every one of us has also experienced the overbearing, suffocating, pressing doubts, disappointments, agony, misfortune – times of no hope and giving up.

Is it like we need to be balanced by some mysterious force of nature?

If that was the case, we wouldn’t feel misery and loss, tranquil knowledge would fill us to full extent.

I am a person of my prayers, a man of my words. Though I was needed to be taught I’m not omnipotent to solve everything by myself, I can say, I’m searching the highest possible ways to live up to God’s, our Heavenly Parent’s standard of heart and deeds.

And despite this, grief and sorrow visit me in my everyday life.

Have I done something wrong?

I can always find something in myself to do better, however, it just doesn’t add up. It feels, it can’t be the same weight.

Have you ever had this feeling? I’m sure you have, just like each and every one of us.

The key is the individual responsibility.

We all have it in each situation. Just like the first couple had at the Garden, just like our parents, our children and our siblings.

You can’t actually help somebody if he or she doesn’t want to be helped.

It is that simple.

You only can pretend to be happy if there is one single person left in pain.

Even if we do everything, we do bring it on, we need partners to live and work, to prosper, just like for each inhale we need and exhale.

Just like for each daylight we need the night to stay alive.

Each action requires a subject partner who can make us object partners. And it goes around.

To wait them to recognize this pattern which is everywhere in the Nature is the hardest part.

Doing 100 % is just our part.

Times to grasp and embrace God’s, our Heavenly Parent’s heart.

 

 

Joshua Dragon

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What kind of being is God?

What kind of being is God? God likes both the good people and the bad people on earth. Even a condemned criminal going to his place of execution says, “God, have mercy on me” before he dies. In front of God, even those who are facing the death penalty for their crimes resolve to become good again and to make a new start with hope. Why is it that, in so doing, they want to offer their best service to God, depend on Him, and be with Him? Why, in their innermost heart, do people willingly leave their parents, and brothers and sisters, wanting to be closest to God in order to share their personal concerns with Him? This is because God is true.

 

What is the meaning of Trueness?
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 16, 1971

How to go to Heaven

Compared with spirit world, Earth is but a speck of dust. The spirit world is an eternal world, transcending time and space. If a spirit person commands, “The person who lived in such and such an age with such and such a heart, please come forward”, then that person will appear in an instant. It is a world in which feelings and intuition turn into reality. There are no factories there to produce food. There are no auto-mobile factories. There is nothing like that. To register yourself in spirit world, you need a certificate based upon your life on Earth. How are you going to obtain it? I’m talking about a certificate of life that will let you say: “This is what I became. This is what I did.” You cannot just make your own certificate. First, Satan has to write one for you. After you receive that certificate, you have to receive one from Jesus. Finally, you have to receive a certificate from God. You will need these three certificates. When you go to spirit world, you will find that it is made up of three very large realms. Those who lived for others will go to the highest level. Those who lived for themselves, however, will find themselves on the lowest level. They will find that everyone is opposing them, whereas everyone will welcome those who lived for others. Once you are in spirit world, your parents and spouse cannot help you. The people in the highest levels are those who lived for the sake of others. In the uppermost tiers are those who travelled throughout the world living for others with a heart that expanded their love for their mother and family. With a saintly heart, they always are looking for ways to save the people of the world from evil. The one who lives for himself goes to Hell and the one who lives for others goes to Heaven. People separate into these two worlds at death. So, we must live for the sake of the whole, for the sake of the greater good. Live for the sake of the world, for the sake of God and for the sake of human liberation. Someday competitions will take place to see who can live for the sake of others to a greater degree. In the heavenly world, the person who has lived for the sake of others will go to the higher position. So you can leap to a higher position by living for the person who is higher than you are. Living for that person is the same act as God bringing forth His own object through His creative act. Thus, that person comes to stand as your object partner of love.

 

(from the book: Sermons of Reverend Sun Myung Moon)

How can your love become eternal and unchanging?

How can your love become eternal and unchanging? It is possible because God does not change; the same God who was with Adam and Eve is with you. Even though historically speaking Adam and Eve lived many thousands of years before you, Adam was supposed to have had the father’s role to you in the spirit world since he was supposed to be the dwelling of God Himself. Had this occurred there would have been no generation gap between father and son. The love that you feel and the love that Adam and Eve feel would have been the same emotion of love with no gap or barrier. In that love you can go anywhere, even climb up on top of God. Love brings intimacy and complete oneness; there is no formality in love. Therefore, even though a man becomes President of the United States, he exercises no formality with his wife. They do not bow and give some long greeting every time they meet.

 

The Dignity of God and Man
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 1, 1977

What if you are not “fancy” enough?

Has it ever happened to you that you started to develop an unusual feeling of being neglected by your friends all of a sudden?

When you check your calls and it is plain obvious, although you’ve made the calls, and you haven’t really received any or too many, especially from those who matter to you and up until that you thought you matter to them, too?

Do you remember for the excuses when you tried to explain to yourself why and how probably, possibly, surely, definitely they just hadn’t had the time, again but you are still important to them?

Well, I’m sure, you also remember the moment of truth, admitting these are only excuses to avoid and accept the realization, this relationship, friendship, connection is not as meaningful and valuable for them as for you. That’s a painful one, always. And somehow, it doesn’t want to go away…

Of course, if you walk the path to help and guide people for the greater good, towards God, our Heavenly Parent, than you can have an extended viewpoint on this and it can provide some comfort -. with the understanding, God has been lonely, too, however, you are building Heaven if you keep the good and right attitude…

After so many years, there is one truth which reoccurs all the time for me: we do matter, ceaselessly to our Heavenly Father, our Parent, God. For Him it is not an extended relationship, a correspondence course, it is His bone marrow and we are in it whenever we walk the path of light, truth, care and active love. Interestingly enough, for Him it is less important how successful or great we are. For Him our heart, our mindset, our soul matter, this way He can heal our wounds and body and can share the abundant joy.

Have you ever thought how great you are?

You are unique. Nobody has ever existed anything like you before and will never be. Just you can be you and that makes you special.

Of course, to live up, to grow and mature to reach our full potential is a path with ups and downs. Yet, we are never alone.

You are never alone.

 

God has been calling you, all the time…

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Even if you face lonely periods in your life

Even if you experience lonely time periods when you feel you have no power within, you should not get discouraged. You should know through such periods you could overcome the valleys of your life. A border in the valley is the midpoint of the valley. The larger the valley, the wider is the bottom of the valley. You will experience a lonely time when you alone pass through the expanse of the bottom of the large valley. When you are there, neither God nor Satan can interfere with you. You must pass through it all by yourself. Like a boat has to navigate through sunken rocks in dark night, you must face such a dangerous time. You want to gut it out, but you have no power left in you. Then you will be overcome with the feeling that God has forsaken you. You are so bewildered that you cannot tell if God really even exists.

The question is how can you overcome such a time? You must remind yourself of a past time when you were filled with joy because of the grace and blessings you received from God, as if you were a bee that was intoxicated with nectar. You need to have such experiences. God, who protected me in the past when I faced difficulty is my loving Parent. I am without a doubt God’s child. No matter how curved and contorted the road your travel takes you, in the end God will put you in the position to fulfil the purpose of His love. This is absolutely true, no matter what.

A reason why God lets you go through this process is that He wants you to realize something very important and very significant. For that reason, God gives you this kind of time period. It is not that God is blocking the way so that you must face this lonely period. If you face a period of loneliness, you must overcome the period with faith that is rooted in the conviction that God loves you from your personal standard – that God has been protecting you and encouraging you. In spite of what people may say, you must overcome such a lonely period. You cannot depend on anyone. You must not be discouraged even if you fall into the position where no one recognizes you.

When you are lonely, you must realize that God too must be agonizing, since He has to place you, His loving child, in such a position of loneliness. Do you agree with this? God is in the same position as parents who anguish over their child as they helplessly see their child suffering. Realizing this, as you go through this lonely period, God will be filled with a great desire to love you even more. However, He cannot give you love because it is a time you have to go through alone.

So, you should know as soon as you go through the lonely course, God’s love will reach to you. So, you must go through the period with this faith. You should know once you overcome that, you will definitely receive great blessings. After you experience this several times, you will never doubt God’s Will nor wonder about your destiny even though you are over and over going through a lonely course, or being placed in a lonely position. In this way, you will learn the process for going through a lonely period.

 

Even if you face lonely periods in your life
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1968

Blessing Thoughts – 3

Heavenly Parent never waits to give you the blessing of blessings, He has already approached you more than a couple of times. Each time He could inherit a little bit of His abundant love in a form of healing, inspiration, fortune, encouragement, wisdom…

He would like to give you everything what He has ever had and will ever have. There is nothing He wants to keep for Himself. Whenever you are ready to change and act in accordance with the Universe, He gives you more and more.

Let Him Bless you!

 

Blessings!

 

-JD-

 

Blessing Thoughts – 2

Though you may feel you’ve lost the battle and you may feel yourself paralysed and weak and in fear, there is still endless hope for you to recover despite all the odds and what the world says. This hope is from God, our Heavenly Parent, as He can see your true characteristics, the growing seed of absolute love in you, your unique ability to express truth, make other’s life joyous, immersing yourself in it without holding anything back.

God knows, who you are and what you are capable of. That’s why He loves you as your true deeds re-create this world towards the ideal.

 

Blessings!

 

-JD-

 

 

Blessing Thoughts – 1

Heavenly Parent can always work with you, even if you are full of doubts, despair, tears and disappointments, feeling lonely and hurt. You don’t need to ask where and how, the answers are already in You!

Blessings!

 

-JD-

 

SMM Quotes – 222

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“God created all things in Heaven and on Earth with one heart, one body and one thought. For whom did God create all things in Heaven and on Earth? Because God made the creation for human beings, the conclusion of the whole history is to be masters of the Earth who can have the heart of God and bear fruit in having the duty of the holy son in front of Heaven and Earth as a filial son, patriot and saint.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon