Your mantra for the week: “Abundance is quality, not necessarily quantity.”
You are one with the whole universe because the whole universe is God. Constantly contemplating this thought brings you peace.
When the conscious mind contemplates wholeness, prosperity, love and success, the subconscious mind reflects this and brings this into experience.
Contemplate wholeness now and feel your body being healed, getting stronger, taking on its perfect shape and weight.
In the bible’s Book of Joshua, it is mentioned that the sun stood still and the moon stayed. Metaphysically, the sun means your conscious mind or the male principle; and the moon, your subconscious mind or the female principle that manifests our experiences—for instance, it is the woman who delivers the child.
This is the reason why praying to Mary (metaphysically, the subconscious mind) became popular. In the same manner, using mantra beads is a way of courting the subconscious mind and is especially effective because it specifies our personal desires.
Contemplate on prosperity now. See yourself with all the money you desire to have in your life. See yourself receiving this from all channels of the universe. It is God’s good pleasure to give you the whole Kingdom.
Abundance is everywhere. It is up to you now to consciously realize that all the money in the world that you will ever need is yours all the days of your life— no more lack, no more limitation. For you to understand that the Source of your supply is God and you are one with It.
In your contemplation of love, see yourself now having forgiven everyone in your life that you have to forgive.
‘Musical Soiree’ repeat
Last night’s “Musical Soiree” at Makati Garden Club with Juilliard alumni violinist Dio Saraza and pianist par excellence Greg Zuniega was so successful that a repeat is scheduled on Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Part 1 of the program included classical numbers “Salute d’Amour,” “Por una Cabeza,” “Meditation,” and “Carmen Fantasy.”
Saraza and Zuniega truly lived up to their musical reputations. It did not only make our dinner by chef Robert Lilja more enjoyable, it felt like even the food through osmosis absorbed the lilting musical experience.
We were served the following: Trio Seafoods, Onion Soup Talleyrand, Jamon Serrano Salad, Butter Poached Prawn, Chateaubriand a la Savoie with assorted cakes for dessert.
Part 2 of the program consisted of OPM favorites “Lead Me Lord,” “Kahit Isang Saglit” and “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas” plus the theme from “Schindler’s List.”
The show could not end without encore numbers and the two artists succumbed to the ovation by playing Paganini’s “Caprice No. 5” and the ever popular “Ikaw.”
Loida Lewis in town
I invited philanthropist and civic leader Loida Nicolas-Lewis, who is in town, to help organize the Philippine Gold exhibit in New York with Doris Magsaysay-Ho and Fernando Zobel representing Ayala Museum that owns part of the artifacts to be on display Sept. 11-Jan. 3, 2016 at the Asia Society Museum in Park Avenue.
Loida is also helping presidential aspirant Mar Roxas in his campaign with Overseas Filipino Workers.
“I believe Mar Roxas is the one most ready to become the next president of the Philippines. I wish Sen. Grace Poe would decide to run as Mar’s vice president to really prepare her to take over the helms of government by 2022,” she said.
If you ever get a chance to meet Loida, you would know it’s her charm at work which comes from the goodness of her heart.
Seen at the Makati Garden Club event was the beauteous Tingting Cojuangco enjoying the dinner concert, taking a break from her being such a diehard supporter of Vice President Jojo Binay.
I wonder what she has to say about Jojo’s reported plan to invite Sen. Bongbong Marcos to be his running mate in the 2016 elections, considering that she was President Cory’s sister-in-law and was very active in ATOM (August 21 Movement) to bring down the Marcos dictatorship.
Now, as Bongbong said, “There is nothing wrong with martial law”—truly nothing wrong with it especially when you are the instigator and implementor: You can arrest anyone at will and thousands were, indeed, jailed; many just disappeared without a trace; freedom of expression was stifled, if not altogether eradicated; buildings were built at astronomical costs with no question; some rich families were divested of their properties plus a jail term to boot (ask Gabby Lopez and Sen. Serge Osmeña); a potential presidential candidate was assassinated; and the martial law instigator himself and family left a country deep in $26 billion debt and earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records with a loot of $34 billion.
If truth be told, Henry Sy is not really the richest man in the country. Don’t ask me who, because I know you know who!
Best president, ever?
In a recent episode of Boy Abunda’s TV show “The Bottomline,” a student said, “Marcos was the best president ever.” Perhaps this student doesn’t know that before Marcos, the Philippines was number 2 only to Japan in all aspects. After martial law, our country was referred to as a “basket case.”