Your mantra for the week: “The past is gone but I remember the lessons.”
This week, I am giving a checklist to find out whether you are on the way to becoming a full-pledged IAMIST:
1) When you can accept that God is within each man, and that sin only means “missing the mark.”
2) When you can, most of the time, use your I AM in its three persons (I am, you are, he/she/it is) positively.
3) When you can understand fully the Law of Sowing and Reaping… that there is good and bad karma.
4) When you can forgive all that has ever hurt you.
5) When you can live in the now, accepting that the past is gone but can clearly remember the lessons.
6) When you believe you are worthy of all forms of good.
7) When you learn to make things happen for your betterment and the benefit of others.
8) When you become aware that your ego has taken over as you are interacting with others.
9) When you have become truly certain that God (the Cosmic Birther) and you are one.
10) When you happily and voluntarily tithe, knowing that God is the source of your supply and that all other seeming sources are just channels of the One Source.
11) That upon death, everyone goes back to its Maker.
Anna Sobrepeña flew in from abroad a few days before the launch of the book, “RSVP Lifestyle Asia Volume 2, Living at Its Finest,” held at the signature restaurant of Nobu, one of three beautiful luxury hotels in City of Dreams Manila (COD).
Anna, very attractive in a black-and-white ensemble, was ably assisted by the much admired and respected COD VP for public relations, Charisse Chuidian.
The book features tablescapes, recipes and entertaining ideas for exceptional dining experiences.
Rupert’s latest exhibit
International portrait photographer Rupert Jacinto takes a new turn from his “Faaabvlous” career by focusing his attention on “Splendor Beyond the River Danube,” about the river which traverses from Germany across nine other countries till the Black Sea.
Rupert’s fans are looking forward to this unique show, a collaboration with his daughter Jacqueline Zuratynsky who focuses her camera on the city that never sleeps, which she entitles, “Reverie of New York,” although I would have preferred calling it “Meditations of Manhattan.”
The exhibit opens June 16 and runs until the 21st at the grand ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila.
An ‘Angel’ in Congress
Quezon’s 4th District Representative Angelina Tan has introduced House Bill 894 or the Disciplinary Hours for Minors Act, which aims to protect minors from being exposed to vices and crimes.
The police are happy about this bill but are worried and wary that if the parents fail to pick up the minors, they would be forced to keep them in the premises where there isn’t even an inch of space available.
Remember the “bookshelf” incident?
May I, therefore, humbly suggest… inasmuch as the Catholic Church has been responsible for the inordinate increase in our population, and thousands of minors are now being used for crimes and other nefarious activities, I believe it is only fair that these minors be brought to churches instead of the police stations and there be educated by the clergy on spiritual matters and use their material possessions to help uplift the youth of our land.