Your mantra for the week: “When I feel I am worthy, my desires find me.
When you focus on the good that is everywhere, you tend to bring it forth in your life. When you forget darkness, light appears.
No matter how dark the clouds, you know the sun never stops shining, in the same manner that you may not be listening to the God within you, but its presence is always with you. It is there constantly saying to you: “Trust Me, use Me, help Me.”
Trusting means that you are seeing all the possibilities, that you shall be led to victory despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The God within says, “Trust Me, with Me all things are possible.”
When you are experiencing lack or limitation in your life, focus on abundance. Know that the Source is unlimited and, therefore, you can never lack any good thing.
When you are sad, when you are lonely and feeling alone, be still and focus on the Love that you are, on the love that is everywhere—that Love gives you an unlimited capacity to give. And as love circulates, there can only be joy and harmony everywhere.
There is no such thing as failure for as long as you are enjoying life. To enjoy life is to trust the God within you and to put it in charge of your life.
Kylie’s triumph, Zip’s victory
On Sept. 29, 2015, I attended a Charriol launch at the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City, where I spotted one of the models who I thought could easily become an international beauty queen. So I approached her and asked whether she had ever joined a beauty contest.
“I joined Binibining Pilipinas and made it to the semifinals,” she said. I suggested she compete again or join the Miss World contest because she truly looked like a winner.
That beautiful woman, Kylie Verzosa, has become the sixth Filipino to win the Miss International crown.
Speaking of victory, another Filipino, Zip Mercado de Guzman, who joined the Temple of Prayer, Peace and Prosperity (TOPPP) two years ago and who regaled us with his baritone voice, has won three major prizes in Japan this year: first prize, opera category, in the 7th American Protégé International Vocal Competition in June; second place in the 10th Yokohama International Music Competition in August; and, last October, special prize in the 8th Tokyo International Vocal Competition.
From Oz to the Holy Land
Helen Ong just arrived from Australia, where she joined the celebration of Virginia Lane’s 70th birthday in Sydney in her palatial mansion.
Margie Moran was there, too, with no suspicion that, at the same time, there was an impersonator celebrating a birthday as Margie Moran in Alabang.
Helen stopped over in Makati for a short beauty break and left for Israel in the evening. The indefatigable Helen joined her daughter Marian and a tour group for a nine-day visit to the Holy Land.
On the same day that Virginia and Ito were celebrating their birthdays in Australia and Alabang, Boy Abunda was also celebrating his natal day in the holy land of cinema, Los Angeles.
Popular fashion designer Ito Curata celebrated his birthday with a Halloween costume party—before his actual birthday, which is All Souls’ Day—in his Ayala Alabang residence, which he shares with lifelong partner Bob Miller.
Not knowing what costume to wear, I decided to dress in keeping as the Invisible Man. When I entered their mansion, there was a coffin in the foyer, making me feel I was visiting a funeral parlor, but that the corpse was not lying in its coffin because it was busy moving around the cobwebbed living and dining rooms of a haunted house.
Instead of a walking corpse, we saw two North African kings warmly greeting guests, which included two female devils, Agile Zamora and Malu Francisco.
Lolita Mirpuri was a gorgeous medicine woman who could easily heal bad boy Manoling Poblador of the poison ivy, Sandie, that accompanied him.
The best costumed couple of the evening was the blonde Cleopatra, Tina, and her legendary lover, Mark Antony, aka Rupert Jacinto.
When it came time for the birthday boy to blow his candle, his son Taj held the cake for his birthday wish. By this time, Ito had changed his costume and came out with a Margie Moran mask with cape and scepter, to make sure he got his wish before he blew his candle.
Apparently, Ito was not happy being a King and was choosing instead to be a Queen—of beauty.