Your mantra for the week: “New happiness awaits everyone every day, but not everyone is looking.”
There are thoughts I try to keep in mind so I can go through life’s journey as cool, calm and collected as
On top of my mental list is that sickness is a mirror of pessimism in thoughts and feelings.
Second: Condemnation and criticism are damaging states of mind. They are tools used by our egos to feel better by tearing down the self-esteem of others.
Third: When you carry the burden of guilt, you attract the corresponding self-punishment which people mistake for God’s wrath, or the devil’s doing.
Fourth: The Universe operates on the Law of Cause and Effect or karma, both positive or negative, which only means one is fully responsible for one’s life. The Bible often refers to it as the “Lord,” which often times does not refer to Jesus, but rather the Law of Sowing and Reaping.
Fifth: The only thing you can do something about is the present. One has no power over the past, and the future simply depends on your present thoughts, words and deeds.
Sixth: Self-love is the start of a happy, lifelong relationship with yourself. It helps dissolve anger, depression, self-hatred, loneliness, insecurity and resentment.
Seventh: Feed your body temple with nutritious food and exercise it for strength, mobility and grace. Exercise should not be limited to the body, but must include the mind via new thoughts, information and perceptions.
Eighth: Stretch your comfort zones daily by doing at least one thing you don’t want to do, despite knowing it is good for you.
Ninth: Practice tithing, that miracle act that works wonders in all areas of one’s life. Keep in mind that what you do not give through tithing is taken away from you anyway through an unpleasant situation.
On YouTube is a video, “Extreme Love,” that has drawn over a million views with intense reactions to a relationship between a 19-year old gentleman marrying a 72-year old lady.
Many of my readers have, either verbally or on Facebook, sent their comments that bordered on being unkind. This must come from a citizenry that has not been exposed to varied relationships in terms of age difference and, therefore, consider the couple either reprehensible, disgraceful or even gross. But not for me who has been exposed to such encounters while in high school.
I recall how a schoolmate, who was a bed spacer, told us how, one night, his 78-year old landlady came knocking at his door in a flimsy night gown and saying, “Pasensiya na anak, may mga babaeng sa edad namin ay meron pa ring makamundong pagnanasa.”
Of course, we all asked how he reacted. His reply: “Pumikit na lang ako at nagdasal, bahala na ang Diyos.”
That night, he was no longer a bed spacer because there was practically no more space left in his bed. But his landlady did not look anything like Jane Fonda at 80.
My party for the week is not a social affair, but a social commentary on eight Supreme “In”-justices of the highest court of the land.
I am not a lawyer, but my grandfather was—in fact he was a lawyer-senator. My granduncle was a Chief Justice, my father was considered a legal luminary, and my brother is considered by many as a brilliant lawyer.
I am not usually involved with human law. I can only brag about my knowledge of spiritual laws which, unfortunately, our Supreme Court (SC) Justices have very little knowledge of. However, I am quite familiar with the Constitution of the Philippines.
The recent ousting of SC Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition is not only historical but super hysterical, because it is only through some form of hysteria that this can happen. It is very clear in the Constitution that the Chief Justice can be ousted only through impeachment. Sereno’s plea to have her day in court, like every citizen is entitled to, was completely ignored by no less than eight SC Justices even when six of them, if they have any integrity left, would have recused themselves on the basis of their obvious negative feelings towards Sereno.
Imagine what they have done! Now you can file a case against all impeachable officials, including the President, under a quo warranto petition.
It’s truly condemnable, but under the Spiritual Laws that I teach, we do not condemn anyone, because in doing so, we ignore the possibility of that person’s changing his or her mind through enlightenment.
Therefore, we simply pray for them in this manner: “We now relax and release (names of those concerned) to the perfect will of God… Divine Intelligence is now at work through them. And so it is.”
Another alternative release prayer that we say for government officials—whom we believe are clearly no longer working for the highest good of the people and our democracy—we simply release them to their highest good and greatest joy elsewhere.
Back in 1983, after Ninoy Aquino was assassinated, our group started praying the elsewhere prayer for Ferdinand Marcos. We did not condemn him, but visualized him happy and content in a place or an island where he was considered king, with people who admired him and looked up to him like a God.
We did this prayer for three years, until Marcos found himself in Hawaii among loyal Ilocanos. We never prayed for a revolution. In our spiritual practice, we believe that when we let go and let God be in charge, It always knows best and all things work out together for good.