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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Mercy Is Eternal - A Quotation by M.N. Hopkins

Mercy is offered eternally.  One only has to choose to accept it into ones being.

© 2024  M.N. Hopkins

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Monday, July 22, 2024

Joy And Sorrow - A Quotation from The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow. And he answered : 

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be'? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven'? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives'?  When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.  Verily,  you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced. When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

Khalil Gibran

Provided below is the link to the free online edition of the book, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Obstacles As Defined by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov


Obstacles - rough edges that enable us to climb towards the light

You want life to be smooth and pleasant, without problems or unhappiness. But why don’t you ask yourself about the underlying meaning of the obstacles that exist in nature and in life instead? If the path up a high mountain were smooth, you would never be able to climb to the top in order to breathe the pure air and admire the beautiful view, because you would have nothing to cling to. You would keep sliding down to the bottom of the precipice. This is what happens to those whose life is too easy, too comfortable: they lose their grip on life – as well as on their fortune, their health, even their sanity. Since you are climbing up the slopes of a spiritual mountain, do not ask that they be smooth. Be grateful for the rough edges, for it is they that give you a handhold and enable you to keep advancing towards the light.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov was a Bulgarian philosopher, pedagogue, mystic, and esotericist. A leading 20th-century teacher of Western Esotericism in Europe, he was a disciple of Peter Deunov, the founder of the Universal White Brotherhood.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Remnants Now Arise - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

We became milquetoast

Weakened over the ages

Remnants now arise

© 2024  M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry a few days ago and published it for the first time,  the 22nd of June, 2024.  Contrary to the party line,  we are not smarter or living longer but quite the opposite.  A few remain with some physical and emotional strength plus some clarity of mind and will and these few will be the ones to rebuild community in the future.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Bring Heaven To Earth - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Only God's will can

Joined with the will of Mankind

Bring Heaven to Earth

© 2024  M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I wrote this poem in the haiku style of poetry yesterday and published it for the first time today, the 21st of June, 2024.  In my view, the only way to fix all the messes within the individual. group,, community, nation or world is through a realignment with the Divine.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

The World Is Full Of - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins






















The world is full of

Pretentious preachers, prophets

Devoid of Spirit

© 2024 M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I wrote this poem last week and published it for the first time today, the 20th of June, 2024.  Entertain and pass the hat.  What ever happened to self-reliance, Faith and direct communion with God?  

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