A profound message from the heart of a woman who truly cares!
Originally posted on The inscrutable paths of the spirit:
I know there are so many of you out there who are afraid to say what you want in life, to acknowledge your right to happiness and to stand up for your beliefs, your wishes and your dreams.
I know many of you are still struggling for freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom of will.
I know many of you are afraid, afraid to walk outside your house alone, afraid to speak up for yourself, afraid to lose what little you have of love, afraid to stand alone against a male-dominated culture, afraid to live your life the way you want to.
I know many of you are forced to live a life you don’t want to live.
I know many of you have been deprived of your rights, your right to love, your right to be loved, your right to feel valuable, your right to define yourself and your right to love yourself.
I want you to know that you are not alone.
I want you to know that you are right. You are right to want to be loved and to love, you are right to want to be happy, you are right to have dreams and wishes for yourself. Don’t let them go, don’t let yourself go.
There is a whole sisterhood ready to stand by you, to help you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, don’t be afraid to ask for comfort, and don’t be afraid to ask for love.
If I could give you one thing dear sister, it would be this: Inner strength.
A toast to womanhood!
Originally posted on TheWhyAboutThis:
Depending on where you live in the world it is already International Women’s Day. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this celebration, allow me to share some information about this day.
While there have been various Women’s Day Celebrations in different parts of the world historically, it was in 1977 that the U.N. (United Nations) invited members to proclaim March 8th as the U.N. day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Many countries now actively celebrate this day.
The 8th of March is the International Women’s Day!
The UN has declared “inspiring change” as this year’s theme for the Day! Let us, in our different ways, inspire the change that would honor woman as the Jewel she was created and destined to be…….at least we owe our mothers that much!
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FARBY: Here’s my daughter Nkese, radiant as ever!
FARBY’S FRIEND: Hi Nkese, you sure look great!
FARBY: You can say that again! She’s happily married to the
NKESE: Thanks for the complements! Yes I’m happy and
married, I guess that makes me happily married. But,
whether it is the marriage that makes me happy is
Source: The Pioneer (a daily journal)
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Concluding part of our post, “Who is preaching the Truth…….the water glass wisdom #1”
We left off the “Empty Glass” story where the Knowing One asked his Seekers audience, “Who among the mother, the elementary school teacher, the high school teacher and University lecturer, is right?”
Once again the audience came alive in a flurry of answers; each listener had an opinion, even if it was to re-emphasize an earlier opinion. Predictably, the general trend was in favor of the University lecturer! Why not, with all the facts he reeled out?
When the listeners seemed to have exhausted their suggestions and counter suggestions, the Wise One spoke with the voice and mien of a benevolent guide:
“Every one of them is right! Each simply gave the child the right information at the right age! They all knew more but, in consideration for the child’s age, they handed him only what they deemed useful and necessary for him at the particular time!
Take the mother for instance, she probably knew that if a glass is emptied of water, it is filled with air, that air is the invisible gas we breathe, that signals are transmitted wireless through the air, etc. but, of what use are such details to a toddler? Same goes for both teachers respectively, and the Lecturer; they all knew more than they taught the Child!
If the child pursues the enquiry further, he would get so much new information about an ‘empty glass’ that the lecturer’s details would appear pale to the ordinary!”
The wise one paused for a short while for his audience to absorb his words; then he continued:
“You can liken this situation to the mediation of spiritual Truth to humanity through Light Messengers!”
“Every Truth bringer is carefully prepared over a period which in our earthly conception spans hundreds of years! At the appropriate time he/she is incarnated into the right community/people to mediate the Truth and raise their recognitions to a higher level!
The most difficult task of the Light Messengers has always been how to pass on their lofty messages to a largely ignorant and rigid mankind! Faced with unyielding ignorance even among their followers and devotees, they have to fashion their messages so that they give only what is comprehensible to the people; more would be grossly misunderstood and useless! Frustrated, the Messengers depart earth life without uttering one word on so many spiritual issues”
“One of the greatest Teachers that ever graced the earth, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, had a rare advantage of working among the Jews who had been guided by a long line of called ones, prophets, judges, kings, rabbis, etc. People who were looking forward to the coming of a spiritual Messiah and most suited for His Message! Yet, He met with so much ignorance that He had to lament that “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)
However, our present-day Christians bask in the belief that the outpouring of Power on Pentecost supplied the “many things” Christ had to say. They thereby overlook the fact that years after Pentecost, the Apostle Paul, a committed evangelist and devout first generation Christian, admitted that “For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.” (1-corinthians 13:9-10)”
The Speaker paused for a while before delivering his concluding statements:
“To answer the question of which religion is right, I would put it this way: all religions are founded on true teachings! The teachings were ordained by the Almighty as invaluable pieces in the mosaic of enlightenment!
Errors were only introduced by followers who started to quibble about the teachings; tinkered with them to suit their low level of understanding and distorted them until the Truth became shrouded in falsehood! This is then passed on from one generation to the other as infallible Truth”
The Wise One’s voice then rang out like a herald:
“Seek for the pure kernel in every religion and you will find the place it occupies in the expression of aspects of the Will of the Almighty in Creation!” Be humble and open enough to recognize that you may not be ripe for a particular teaching, may just be ready for it, or indeed, may have matured spiritually far above it!”