The fruit of the spirit


High recognitions . . . the cycle which begins with the Holy Night is also closing!

“So now, along with everything else, the cycle which begins
with the Holy Night in Bethlehem is also closing! And the closing
of this cycle must cast out all inaccuracies in the transmissions,
and in their stead bring the Truth to victory. The Darkness
created by humanity is dispelled by the penetrating Light!”

– quote from “In the Light of Truth” : The Grail Message

Text & image source: Return To Eden

Christmas Bells #4 . . . . A Christmas Star!

A bright Christmas star
sits high on a tree
shining its light
for the whole world to see

reminding us all
of a night long ago
when a star in the sky
guided wise men below

to a small town stable
where a gift from above
was born on that night
to bring the world love.

The light from the star
shone down on a child
asleep in the manger
so meek and so mild.

Shepherds and wise men
who came to draw near
then spread the good news
that the savior is here.

Now the Christmas tree star
still leads us today
to the birth of a miracle
that first Christmas day.

~ Tom Krause

Artist Dick Dahlquist
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#PoeticThursday . . . . The Carol Singers

The Carol Singers

Last night the carol-singers came
When I had gone to bed,
Upon the crisp white path outside
I heard them softly tread.

I sat upright to listen, for
I knew they came to tell,
Of all the things that happened on
The very first Noel.

Upon my ceiling flickering
I saw their lantern glow,
And then they sang their carols sweet
Of Christmas long ago.

And when at last they went away,
Their carol-singing done,
There was a little boy who wished
They’d only just begun.

by Margaret G. Rhodes.

Artist Frances Tyrrell
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

-Sunday Morning Prayer-

To all that is chaotic
in you,
let there come silence.

Let there be
a calming
of the clamoring,
a stilling
of the voices that
have laid their claim
on you,
that have made their
home in you,

that go with you
even to the
holy places
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
with wholeness
or feel the grace
that fashioned you….

Let there be
an opening
into the quiet
that lies beneath
the chaos,
where you find
the peace
you did not think
and see what shimmers
within the storm.

~Jan Richardson #Shalem

Photo by Christy Berghoef
Text & image source: Shalem Institute

Sunday reflection . . . . “Love thy neighbor as thyself!”

Jesus has already shown you the simple way leading unerringly to the goal;
for deep truth lies in the simple words: “Love thy neighbor as thyself!”
With these words He gave the key to freedom and ascent!
Because it is an irrefutable fact: What you do for your neighbor you do
in reality only for yourselves! Solely for yourselves, since according to
the Eternal Laws everything returns to you without fail, good or evil,
either already here or there. It will surely come! Thus you are shown
the simplest of ways in which this step to the good volition is to
be understood.

Abd-ru-shin:  “The Grail Message” (In The Light of Truth)

Image source: Garden of Illumination 
Text source: Abdrushin