Thursday, January 19, 2012

Leaving On a Jet Plane

So the word is, Circus Girl, you are leaving on a jet plane today. 

Grampa wishes you and your mother travelling mercies!

Both of you will be in my heart today in a special way. But both of you are already in my heart in a special way. So what’s new?

When Grampa flies he gets a little nervous but that’s Grampa. I think I get a little nervous because I don’t have any control over flying that plane and I have to trust those pilots to do what they are trained to do.

Control, now there’s a word to contemplate in your life.
The power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events.

Do you want that kind of power? That seems like an awful lot of responsibility and a lot of stress.

Truth is Alice,
We don’t have control over most things.

But one thing we always have control over is :
How we respond to this life that has been given.

So much of life is “just given”.

In the Book of Ecclesiastes it says there is a season for everything. A time for everything under the sun.
And this would suggest that seasons come and go, whether we like it or not.
So that is kind of like “so much of life is just given”

Ecclesiastes 3
Everything Has Its Time
3For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Maybe Part of our job in our spiritual journey is to know what “time” or “season” we are in.
And knowing what “time” we are in requires a certain amount of self-awareness.
And self-awareness comes from doing our own spiritual and emotional work.
And doing our spiritual and emotional work is something we can be in control of.

But today is your time to “FLY”
Be safe precious granddaughter!
And daughter-in-law!


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