YOUR mantra for the week: “I forgive and set myself free for untold blessings.”
Each of us is on a spiritual journey and it begins with your own personal relationship with the God within.
It is something you discover on your own—not what your religion taught you or what other people have asked you to believe. It is a journey of self-discovery of the power that lies within that beautiful you. That discovery begins with prayer.
Now, close your eyes and pray… prayer moves mountains, mountains of trouble, mountains of obstructions—prayer moves it all. And the prayer I speak of comes when you become aware of the God within you with all your heart, with all your mind. And you simply enter the silence and let that Still Small Voice lead you to the accomplishment of your goals and to your dreams coming to pass.
Sometimes you wonder about your life, its purpose, your calling. You doubt yourself, you doubt the Power within you and you walk in darkness. In the darkness, you ask for God’s forgiveness when God does not condemn and, therefore, does not need to forgive.
The forgiveness you seek is the forgiveness you must give to the people around you and, oftentimes, it is you who needs your own forgiveness. Remember that God never condemns and, therefore, is incapable of forgiving. It only knows how to love.
For all your desires that you want fulfilled, you must forgive. It is that which is needed for answered prayers.
Maybe it will help you to know that most of your negative situations, from your physical diseases to your so-called failures in your endeavors, can be summarized with a question: “Who is the matter with me?”
In other words, who is that you have to forgive? Do this now and your most cherished dreams come to pass. I promise you, the tradeoff is worth it all.
Hillary, ‘for sure’
Hillary Clinton has made history. She is the first woman in America to be nominated by a major political party as its presidential candidate.
I have been asked what are her chances of winning against Donald Trump; and I am saying that the only way Trump can win is if he can find a way of marrying Michelle Obama.
By Oct. 26, which is Hillary’s birthday, everyone will know for sure that she will be the first woman president of the United States of America, just like PRody on March 28 and VP Leni on April 23 as they celebrated their birthdays and entered their sun period and their first cycles that promised expected and unexpected blessings.
DU30 and other 30s
The broadsheets have referred many times to our President Duterte as DU30. This year, many big organizations are celebrating their 30 years of existence like ABS-CBN’s radio station DZMM, as well as the Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT). Both were founded immediately after the 1986 Edsa Revolution.
I, too, am celebrating the 30th year of my freedom of expression after being curtailed when the dictator and plunderer Ferdinand E. Marcos imposed martial law.
I trust DU30 would have a change of heart about burying this menace of democracy in the Libingan ng mga Bayani and just leave him where people sincerely believe he is a hero and even a saint—in Batac, Ilocos Norte, his birthplace.
First woman head of CCP
In 1986, the then newly installed President Cory Aquino appointed Ma. Teresa “Bing” Roxas as the first president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). I met this distinguished lady at a merienda tendered by Jaime and Bea Zobel in their Forbes Park residence.
At the same time, the PBT was founded by a group composed of National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa Goquinco, Hariraya Ballet Company’s Totoy de Oteyza and Inday Mañosa, Manila Metropolis Ballet’s Tony Fabella and Eddie Elejar, Dance Theater Philippines’ Tita Radaic (who was bestowed the honor of being chair emeritus for life) and Julie Borromeo, Dance Concert Company’s Eric Cruz and Vella Damian.
Today, Triccie Sison is PBT chair while Sylvia Lichauco-de Leon is president. The two other women who have headed this organization were Gloria Angara and Armita Rufino.
The rest were distinguished gentlemen: Sen. Raul Manglapus, Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco (father of my nephew Mark), Ambassador Roberto Romulo, Ambassador Manolo Lopez, former Finance Secretary Jose Isidro Camacho, Dr. Sixto Roxas, Jose Mari Chan, OV Espiritu, Antonio Tambunting, Hans Sy and David Coyukiat.
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