The Twelfth Night

The Twelfth Night is what we labour towards during the nights and days of the 12-Days-Christmas. Below is the result of some of my research: “It all goes back to the early 4th century Christian church, which believed that January 6 (Epiphany) is the date that Christ was baptized, representing the birth of Jesus’ soul. […]

Another kind of love

WOW! Such an angry man. He says Brexit will lead the way and allow other EU member countries to leave. He seemed particularly angry with the French and the German. He says The Brits will stop buying French and German products and that will be the end of the french champagne industry. I do not […]

Shred of Thought

We are doomed. Looking at her, the way she retreats in fear, I understand how much we do not stand a chance in life. We were robbed as children of all our abilities by imbeciles. Neither can I blame them, though. There is a long line of abuse we were only tiny part of. The result is […]

My Journey from Bondage to Freedom

The essay below is part of Unity Urban Ministerial School – Foundation Course – Week 5 Assignment. Task:  In your paper, document what you learned and how you are applying what you have learned in this class that is applicable to your topic. I found H.E. Cady’s book very supportive, particularly, in a way that […]

Blessings at Hannukah

Blessing for lighting the candles בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר חֲנֻכָּה.‬ Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to […]

Baha’i Faith

“Wert thou to attain to but a dewdrop of the crystal waters of divine knowledge, thou wouldst readily realize that true life is not the life of the flesh but the life of the spirit…”— Bahá’u’lláh Baha’u’llah’s Revelation affirms that the purpose of our lives is to know God and to attain His presence. Our […]

To serve or not to serve

The boy killed himself in the church yard. The pastor talks about the society we, adults, have created for our children. A society that compares and judges. A society that must have ‘the best’ and everything else is mediocre or disappointing. The 15-year-old boy killed himself in the centre church’s yard broad daylight. NOBODY NOTICED […]

A time for rejuvenation

This morning I was reading an article on Ramadan. Ramadan started on 15 May 2018. Interestingly Christians observed Pentecost or Whit Sunday (Monday) on 20-21 May finishing the 50 day observation period since Easter, and Jews celebrated a week of Passover more or less at the same time. Both events are about connecting to Spirit […]

Wisdom and Freedom

Some background info on Pentecost & Passover here For the next two days we are asked to review the past 50 days and see how far we have come since Easter. At Easter, Jesus was revealed to be one of our guides on the way to Home. His teachings became a source for personal wisdom […]

Acts 2

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated […]

Pentecost & Passover

History + Traditions of Pentecost/Whit Sunday & Passover The word Pentecost is Greek and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations. At Pentecost, the Apostles and […]

Abandonment

I though then I demanded, finally, I hoped that it was somebody else’s job. I spent the Holy week contemplating on my life, how my life developed into its present shape. I looked for signs where I might have taken the wrong turn. I was searching for answers. I have found none.

The Promise of Easter

This week the Christian Church observes the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ last days and hours that are depicted in the 14 Stations. During this week, we walk the sorrowful way towards Resurrection in Easter. The origin of the stations are a bit hazy, some claims it originates from Mary, Jesus’ mother, some say that the stations […]

Fractions

God could have arranged something by now. You know, like Echart Tolle, who one day found himself enlightened. Out of the blue. The Holy Spirit could have intervened. I could have reached a relevant state of peace, I could have let go of my past, my pre-dispositions, some of my fears, I could be enlightened […]

Fate

I have recently noticed that I just want time to pass. I constantly count down the minutes and the days. Each morning I wake up, I just cannot wait for the day to end. For a few decades I hoped that the next day would bear more fruit. By now, I have learnt that life […]

St. Valentine, the true story

… He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias who persecuted the church at that particular time,” Father O’Gara explains. ” He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because […]

From Ashes to Ashes, from Dust to Dust

Ash Wednesday, which falls forty-six days before Easter, marks the beginning of the Lenten season. The churches of the Anglican Communion, as well as some other Protestant churches observe Ash Wednesday. Eastern Rite churches, however, do not observe Ash Wednesday, their Lent begins on the preceding Monday. … Lenten Season is a period of self-observation […]

Preparing for Lent, Ash Wednesday

A couple of days ago a friend suggested that my main karma is that I feel obliged. The Hungarian word ‘köteles’ when translated literally means ‘by rope’. I think it is rather interesting that I constantly feel that I am ‘by the rope’. It is true that I am convinced that this life is somehow […]

Forgiveness

Acts 10:39-43 We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses […]

The greatest SIN

The greatest sin is that we take on the image the world shows us of ourselves and lose touch with our true nature and the gifts we arrived here with. This is how we are separated from God. We allow the separation by willingly become the person we are asked to in order to feel […]

Morning awareness

This morning as I was contemplating in the conservatory looking out into the morning darkness and observing how the faint light becomes stronger and stronger with each minute, I noticed how unsatisfied I was with my life. I consider myself an exceptionally bright human being with a unique sense of creativity and depth of vision […]

Dissatisfied

As I am heading back to the UK to work, I sadly noticed how dissatisfied I was with my life. It is not that I am not grateful for what I am given. Neither is it about not being expecting to be rich or running my own company or having some giant deal going on […]

Epiphany in disguise

Yesterday, I was observing the epiphanies in my life. In the morning I had a lovely chat with my best friends discussing our New Year’s resolutions and how we envisage our life the next year. Life was good and I felt a sense of connection and being supported. I had many epiphanies during our discussions […]

Hafiz

“ Beloved, I am waiting for you to free me into your mind And infinite being. I am pleading in absolute helplessness To her, finally, your word of Grace: Fly! Fly into ME! Hafiz, Who can understand Your sublime nearness and separation?” (Hafiz, I heard God Laughing)

Advent W4

The fourth week of Advent: LOVE When I wrote about the week of joy, I somehow secretly expected it to be fun. But the week, though it was easy going with some laughter it was not very enjoyable at all. I felt exhausted. Still, I kept on going, kept on smiling, kept on doing the […]

The joy of being me

I am happy. I experience joy, suddenly. I realize that I carry the energy of the court jester. Someone who can be laughed at and made fun of because nobody actually understands what she is saying. It is always, however, that the jester is witty and entertaining because he is intelligent and bright. I live […]

Advent W3

The third week of Advent: JOY This week we reclaim our sense of joy. After having become aware of a layer of our personality that does not serve us any more and having made peace with it, we can rejoice. Being joyous requires a little bit more than just having some fun time over the […]

Advent W2

The second week of Advent: PEACE Last week I was contemplating on HOPE and how hope can change my focus from the negative and depressive to the light-hearted and joyous. The theme of the second week of Advent is PEACE. When we light the second candle on the Advent Wreath we shift our attention from […]

Advent W1

The first week of Advent: HOPE According to the Christian Church Advent means “coming” and in this season we prepare for the coming of Christ. One of the ways we prepare for the coming is by making the Advent wreath and lighting its candles to remind us of the gifts Christ brings to the world. […]

Personal Storytelling – HOLOS 1

(Extracts) … During these years of self-discovery, I found healing through art, meditation, and by attending personal development seminars and such. I soon understood that I am not only interested in finding my own answers but I wish to support others in finding theirs, too. As a next step, I embarked on a journey of […]

Upclose and personal

Good God! A 4-hour chatting marathon. It helped me understand that I was hanging in the void for quite some time thinking that I was with God but I actually wasn’t. When I realized this I felt cheated and very lost.  I hold God responsible for my ‘stuck-ness’. I suddenly understand how stuck I am. I have been […]

A child’s world …

Worried that their son was too optimistic, the parents of a little boy took him to a psychiatrist. In an attempt to dampen the boy’s spirits, the psychiatrist showed him into a room piled high with nothing but horse manure. Instead of displaying distaste, the little boy clambered to the top of the pile and […]

Shreds of Thought

The wounded are the best healers. I would like to give the kids in my care the opportunity to know God, or rather I’d like to prevent them from loosing God’s Love. I don’t seem to be able to heal myself or give myself back what is lost. I seems to be lost forever. But […]

My Easter Resurrection

Over the past few days, I have been wondering what to do to ‘overcome death’. Christians believe that “the meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that […]

Servant of Love

This morning I asked God why He gives me this amazing ability, this heightened level of perception to see beyond the surface, that I call intelligence? I questioned why he allowed me to have access to such great depths of this world if I cannot make others see this world? I complained that He wasted […]

The Season of Lent

Lent in 2017 begins on Wednesday, March 1 and ends on Thursday, April 13 Today we are starting the season of Lent. Lent is a season for ‘giving up’ something. Have you ever considered what for? Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty […]

1 Corinthians 13:12

I have contemplated a lot on this verse over the years. I still am. I have always loved it. I read it at my Grandmother’s funeral. I did not understand it then. I saw through a glass, darkly, then. Now that I know myself more, I am aware of the meaning of this verse more. And I am […]

Man in the mirror <3

I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference Gonna make it right… As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat This wind is blowin’ my mind I see the kids in the street, with not enough to eat Who am I, […]

The Wicked

At the beginning of January we started a journey, the journey of the Season of Epiphany where are being revealed to ourselves. We ask and we are shown who we truly are. As we learn about different aspects of ourselves we are given the opportunity to love and embrace all these parts. As we allow […]

Control vs. Faith in grace

Control vs. faith in grace ” … But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved — … For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is […]

Surrender

What is surrender? In the dictionary, the meaning of surrender is to give up. This meaning can be misleading. We all usually go about life trying to control what should or should not happen to us, what we should or should not feel and often extend it to our loved ones – what they should […]

Miss sassy

As I was dusting off those long forgotten parts of me, I discovered my little hidden treasures. I realized that it is not only that I am passionate about drawing and cartoons but I am one of them! I am actually full of cartoon figures! As I was recalling that sweet, cheeky blond girl of about 3 who […]

The season of Epiphany – an invitation

Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, “the appearance; miraculous phenomenon”) is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the ‘shining forth’ or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian churches, and included the birth of Jesus; the visit of the three Magi, or Wise […]

On meditation

“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37) With reference to “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” Beas mentions the Nectar and the cup that could hold the Nectar if turned upright. According to the teachings, we can only receive the Nectar or the Living […]

Love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not […]

Mary did you know?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPsgIhlYQmM[/youtube] “Mary Did You Know” (originally by Mark Lowry (lyrics) and Buddy Greene (melody)) Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new? […]

Walk in or without God

Faith Without Works Is Dead “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without […]

Letting go and accepting

I have been pushing this for a long time. I have been trying to make FW my home. I have gone extensive length with zero result. ‘It is obvious now that our relationship is based on false pretenses. I pretended you were the one and I will make you perfect for me. So, it did […]

Assignment No.I – Conclusion

Conclusion On a practical note I wish to mention that reading St. John is inconclusive because the book Light on St. John did not follow all the chapters of the original text from the Bible all the way through. Beas’s notes on Jesus’ teachings stops with Chapter 17. Chapter 18 – 21 is not worked […]

Assignment No.I – Chapter 17

Chapter 17 In this Chapter Jesus talks to God asking Him to take care of his disciples after he is gone. He is praying that God would glorify him aka taking him back to Him and glorify his disciples, too. As Beas explains “only a certain number of souls that are designated to be redeemed […]

Assignment No.I – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 In this chapter Jesus continues on explaining what is happening after his departure with the disciples. “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the […]

Assignment No.I – Chapter 15

Chapter 15 This chapter continues on from the previous chapter. In this chapter Jesus clearly states what the commandment is, what it is that he asks of his disciples. He also clarifies the meaning of discipleship. He also warns the disciples about the threats they may need to face for they are his followers. But […]