Guten Morgen dear heart,
I have a very important song for you this morning. I’m guessing that you’ve never heard it before.
Richard Smallwood & Vision – Be Open
Be open to the Spirit
Be open to the Word
Be open to His power, let it move all through your life
God is moving by His Spirit
Be open and receive it
Be open to His Spirit and you shall blessed
Where is the love?
You write that you want love.
I say to you, be open to Love and receive it with joy and thanks.
A broken heart, like a broken cup, does not hold the love it receives. Like wine from a broken wine cup, love escapes the broken heart.
You cannot enjoy the depth, breadth, and height of love without a heart that has healed – without a heart that overflows with love, light, and joy like a mountain spring.
So you must hold that cup tightly in your hands and receive love with a thankful heart. And your heart will heal.
How do you prepare yourself for everlasting and true love? The wedding preparation must be made before the proposal just as the planning of the wedding party is made long before the wedding date.
Prepare a wedding gown white as the driven snow. Your veil should be simple as innocence itself. But upon your crown, the cardinal virtues should be encrusted like sparkling jewels fit for illuminating a queen’s gracious smile: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, chairty, hope and faith.
It is important to understand, dear heart, that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.
Immortal Beloved? Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.
You write that you need to be loved by somebody with all his heart.
I say to you, hearts come in all shapes and sizes. With all kinds of designs and intentions. And unequal in truth, goodness, and beauty.
Not any heart will do! Not every heart is strong enough to love fiercely and faithfully. Not all hearts are brave or good hearts.
The poor specimen of your ex-boyfriend’s heart has left your own heart and soul empty beyond measure. Have you not learned your lesson? <smile>
So you now must weigh the hearts of men that you would welcome into your arms, your kiss, and your bed.
Godless men, in general, are not brave hearted. Men without fear of God can not have good hearts. You cannot give a man a brave or good heart; he has it or he does not have it.
If love conquered all, we would not have lost paradise. Yes, Love conquers – but not all. Love rarely conquers pride, conceit and sin. It can conquer all, but only when we allow it too. But who allows Love to conquer them completely and without reservation?
Let love overflow. Let the world be beautiful. This is how Love will conquer you.
Debussy: Claire de Lune
The Problem of Pain
You write that you suffer undeservedly. That you ache deeply.
I say to you, we grow, learn, and rise through necessary failure, challenge, and pain as much as by our fascinations, joy, and success.
We cannot escape consequences any more than coincidence. In fact, postponed consequence and coincidence multiply like the endless reflection of two mirrors facing each other on opposing walls.
Of course, do not seek pain outright to force open wings you yearn to test in flight. But do not fear pain nor dwell upon it over much. When it comes, give it up to God with the wings of a prayer.
So now you must make your heart brave and good – as brave and good as the heart from which you want to love you bravely. Because unequal hearts do not easily suffer inequality.
You must learn to fly even when even your wings are broken. Even when there is no wind beneath your wings. Even when your wings have been cut off and sealed with fire.
Do not underestimate the awesome dignity of your womanhood. Remember Mary, mother of Christ, was a woman – it was a woman that received the salvation of the entire course and hope of humanity into her gentle body.
Do not underestimate the magnificent love that overflows from the ground of your womanhood. It rushes and roars like mighty rivers. It is deeper than oceans. It is broader than unbounded blue skies and starry nights. It is taller than mountains.
Pachebel Canon in D
Promise is pregnant in joyful hearts
You write that you want three children.
I say to you, three is a wonderful and blessed number! God bless you.
But you need a man that has a brave and good heart to be the father of your children – a man that walks with God, a man that can teach your children to live bravely, fully, and well. You need a man that will be true, good and gentle with you.
So do you still regret that you have lost a rude and careless boy with a heart two sizes too small?!
Become the brave-hearted woman you must become and find the brave-hearted man with which you can share the joys, pains, and hopes of brave and true hearts. This is something to look forward to with anticipation, excitement and eager joy. THIS is an adventure of wonder, blessings, and miracles greater than any hunt for the treasures of forgotten kings and terrible pirates.
Do not be idle. Do not let yesterday cast it’s shadow upon tomorrow. Lift up your heart. Be thankful. Encourage yourself. Speak victory – even during the test.
Go gently and lovely amidst the noise, haste and fury…
Forever Yours in Prayer,
G: Gabrieli: Canzon septimi toni a 8
Or join me in my adventure and trials as I attempt to write my first novel.
About Stan Faryna
Mr. Faryna is the founder and co-founder of several technology, design and communication companies in the United States and Europe including Faryna & Associates, Inc., Halo Interactive, and others.
Stan Faryna served as a Global Voices author and translator. Global Voices is a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.
His political, scholarly, social and technical opinions have appeared in The Chicago Defender, Jurnalul National, The Washington Times, Sagar, Saptamana Financiara, Social Justice Review, and other publications.
Mr. Faryna also served as editor-in-chief of Black and Right (Praeger Press, 1996), a landmark collection of socio-political essays by important American thinkers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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