eastwind journals16 Apr 2014 06:59 pm

the theology of terminal cancer

The Theology of Terminal Cancer
 
“I make you ill
so you can seek My healing”
 
the proximity of death
has a powerful sanctifying ingredient
that the Lord uses
to bring us closer to Him
He pursues us with impunity
as much as we resist with equal impunity
 
eastwind
 
The Man Who Refused to Die
A terminal cancer patient discovers the secret to life. This is a re-run from the last blog, re-posted here because it is loaded with many links to health and healing articles and Youtubes you may have missed and can browse through.
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/10/anecdote-20
 
eastwind journals 94
send this as a link to friends –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/04/the-theology
 
Surrender to the Will of God
 
the cancer in my body i did not choose
but in God’s sovereignty
He allowed this affliction in my life
but i ask you what is the cancer in your life
 
is it the cancer of unforgiveness
jealousy lust anger or bitterness
that you are holding on to?
what are the wrong choices
you continue to make?
because they give you temporary pleasure
but can permanently destroy your family
your husband or your wife
or your children or your circle of influence?
 
if you are going through a time
of terrifying darkness and despair
or are plagued by doubts
that are slowly eroding your hope
that things can get better
I urge you to surrender it all to God
give Him full control of  your life
it is the only way to live
 
Lord, forgive me for all my sins
Jesus, come into my heart
be my Lord and my Savior
in Jesus’ name, i pray. Amen
 
Rio Diaz Cojuangco
 
Mimicking Our Lord’s words at Gethsemane “not My will, but Yours be done, O Father”, and Our Lady’s “be it done to me according to Your will”, Rio spoke of “surrender to the will of God” as “the only way to live.” Surrender to His will is the key to being able to accept extreme pain, despair, depression, and death itself. It was in Rio’s surrender that she achieved peace at her death bed. ” Surrender to the will of God is a form of powerful prayer without words, a total oblation to the Savior who died for us. Thus, when Job lost his entire family, he prayed –
 
naked I came from my mother’s womb
naked shall I return
in spite of this calamity
Yahweh gave, Yahweh has taken away
blessed be His name
 
Job 1:21

 

The Theology of Man
 
 
Like Darwin, Teilhard, a palaeontologist, was condemned for his writings on evolution. Their books were banned. But the human Church reverses its errors of decades ago. For in truth, evolution proves rather than disproves the Theology of Creation. Teilhard was consequently proclaimed as one of the greatest theologians of the century.
 
Teilhard went beyond Darwin, saying physical evolution is followed by the evolution of consciousness at the birth of Man, which he calls noosphere. He talks of the ‘convergence of consciousness’. He predicted that all human consciousness from amoeba to Man thru eons of evolution will ultimately converge towards Christ. He says the Cosmos is ‘Christo-centric‘.
 
in death, as in an ocean
all our slow or swift diminishments
flow out and merge towards the Lord
 
teilhard de chardin SJ
 
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The phenomenal leap of this convergence is manifested today in the Internet, people from everywhere in the planet in electronic communion with each other from their bedrooms and dining tables. E-prayer groups and Facebook bring people together. The power of the Internet is in its ability to explode instantly worldwide. When a prayer campaign for a fallen hero goes viral, a million Hail Marys flood the entire planet at the blink of an eye
 
at the blink of an eye across the entire planet
a million candles mimic the coming dawn
like countless stars illuminating the night
like a super-nova illuminating the galaxy
 
internet is an ‘explosion’ of human consciousness
which brings together the people of the Lord
who is the center of the known Universe
convergence and divergence of consciousness all in one
the Lord reigns in cyberspace
 
eastwind
 
ptolemy said the earth was the center of the universe
copernicus said it was the sun
then astronomers later discovered
that the sun is a mere speck in the galaxy
and later that our galaxy is a mere dot
in the billions of other galaxies
 
einstein said the universe had no center
if one travelled on a straight line
one would be back where he started
finally de chardin said Christ
is the center of the known Cosmos,
Creator of all that is, Savior of all of Man
it was a leap of a paleontologist to a theologian
 
chardin said Jesus is the true center
of the vast mysterious universe
everything flows from and into Him
Who permeates all that is
the views of darwin, einstein and de chardin
are one and the same
one is of physics the other of metaphysics
 
eastwind
 
seek the Lord
as parched earth seeks morning dew
as struggling seedling seeks the sun

 

for healing guidelines and directions
visit www.sisterraquel.com

 

amdg
eastwind journals13 Apr 2014 01:03 pm

a true story for new grads and parents

A TRUE STORY FOR NEW GRADS
YOUNG PROS, and their parents

 

I make you blind so you can see
I bring you darkness
so you can seek My light
for it is in darkness
that you begin to see the Light
 
eastwind journals 93
 
send this to friends via link -
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/04/eastwind-journals-93
 
when I was in new jersey on a quick visit
i met a Filipino single mother, jessica
who lived with her only son, jason

 

jessica hardly knew me
i dropped by just to pick up something for my sister
but it was as if we were friends from way back
she was hungry to talk to someone as much as i was
and so she began unraveling her life to me

 

jason was the only son
fatherless but rich because her mother
had her own dental clinic

 

jason was spoiled by her mom
he had his own car
she cooked for him
he never washed dishes
she could not even ask him
to mow the lawn

 

it was the only way she knew
how to pour her love for him
he was her entire world

 

jason was extremely bored with life
jessica could sense it
he looked far away for hours
to the horizon lost in thought
jessica kept asking the Lord
what was His will
what would He want jason to be

 

she asked jason if he wanted
to try to get into harvard
for his masters and doctorate
jason was at the top in his class
jason frowned
he wanted something different
from what all other kids
go through after college

 

quite by accident
jessica’s brother dropped by
and told her how changed his daughter was
after being a peace corps volunteer for a year
when jessica suggested this to jason
he jumped on it because he was bored
it was a chance to see the outside world
in no time he was on his way to guatemala

 

for the first time
jason saw the meaning of poverty and pain
in their rawest form
immersed in a marginal farm community
coming from the luxury of home in the states
he was shocked to see kids
who did not even have shoes
who would miss class because they had no food

 

fighting the discomfort of mosquito bites
and learning to sleep on a hard bed
jason’s heart started to open up
for the first time in his life
he realized how much power he had
to change people and the world

 

sometimes you stumble on a rare opportunity
you never thought was so golden
until you taste the bittersweet experience
ALWAYS TAKE THE RISK TO GRAB SUCH GEMS
that may never come by again
pray for discernment and think it over well
the road less travelled by can offer magic
beyond your comprehension and imagination

 

his six months in guatemala was enough
to change him forever
he grew fond of the poor children
when finally he had to go home
he had silent tears
as the children embraced him for the last time

 

coming home to new jersey
the first thing jason asked her mom
was if she wanted him to mow the lawn
jessica fell into tears
she knew guatemala gave her a better son
she knew the Lord answered her prayers
things were never the same
jason was no longer a spoiled child

 

it takes awareness of suffering
to awaken one’s restless soul
it took poverty to enrich jason
it took the darkness all around
to make him realize that the light
was inside him a long time ago
he just ignored it

 

the Lord works in mysterious ways
jessica prayed for a career for his son
the Lord gave it on a silver platter
jason would not exchange guatemala
for a doctorate decree at harvard
it was the best thing
that ever happened to him
he found a ‘career’

 

jason did not make a quick decision
what to do with himself
but he knew it would come in time
sometimes it is premature to dive into a career
and change your mind later
sometimes the best way to plan is not to plan
for a while at least when your spirit is still fermenting

 

this is because the basis of career decisions
is theoretical rather than experiential
theoretical wisdom at harvard
could never match experiential wisdom
in the ghettos of guatemala

 

my advise to parents
don’t give your son a car as a graduation gift
or a house as a wedding gift
you are just enticing him more
into the world of materialism
that is plaguing our society today
whose values destroy rather than build people
intervene in your children’s spirituality

 

perhaps an air ticket to somewhere
would open his eyes and open his soul
what better gift can you give
more spiritual than material

 

eastwind
Bernie Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

do not seek to understand incomprehensible mysteries
such as how and when the rain and wind will come
you know not the work of the Lord
 
rather sow your seeds wherever you have land
if you know not where the flood will fall
let the Lord decide your fate and just do your part

 

ecclesiastes 11:1-8 / eastwind
 
vanity of vanities, all things are vanity
rivers go to the sea yet the sea is never full
words are eloquent yet empty of meaning
the eye is never satisfied, the ear hears a lot
what is crooked cannot be made straightened
what is missing cannot be supplied
the greatest wisdom i have learned
is that all wisdom is chasing the wind
in much wisdom there is much sorrow
he who strives for wisdom strives for grief
 
ecclesiastes 1:1-8, 14-18

 

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life
no one comes to the Father but through Me
if you know Me
then you know My Father

 

john 1:6-7

 

for the sick who need healing
visit www.sisterraquel.com
for healing guidelines and schedules
 

 

amdg
Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry11 Apr 2014 04:53 pm

How to buy the book WINGS & WANDERLUST

HOW TO ORDER THE BOOK
 
WINGS AND WANDERLUST
The Art of Discovering Your Inner Self
(Read ‘about the book’ at the end)
 
This order form, which you can pass to friends, is found at –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/04/trial2-paypal-2/

 

FOR NOW, WE CAN SEND BOOKS ONLY TO
PHILIPPINE ADDRESSES, OTHERS LATER.

 

The book will be sent to your home address via JRS
after we receive confirmation of your payment.
 
Step 1. Make your order.
Email to eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com or text to 0927-2394095 your full name and home address (with zip code, if possible). You will receive confirmation your order has been received. P.O. BOXES NOT ALLOWED, HOME ADDRESS ONLY.

 

Step 2. Pay.
Prices in Philippine Pesos.
All bank and shipping costs included.
 
By bankdeposit
By creditcard/paypal
1 book
420
495
2 books*
770
925
3 books
1,190
1,420
4 books*
1,540
1,850
n books
Ask about bulk rate
If paid by bank deposit, no shipping charge.
* Second, fourth, sixth book, etc. no shipping charge.

 

Payment Option 1.
Deposit at any branch nationwide of the nearest Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to Savings Account 0086-3992-84 in the name of the author, Bernardo V. Lopez.
 
Payment Option 2.
Pay online by credit card or your PAYPAL account. Click the button below.
 
 
or simply click this link –
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LSUSPPANYGC7G
 
Step 3. Confirm your payment.
Email or text your name and date of deposit. You will receive a message your payment notice has been received. Your book is on its way.

 

Step 4. Confirm receipt of the book.
Email or text your name and date book was received.

 

About the Book.
The adventures of a Filipino who drifted through Europe for three
long years. The book is more than a travelogue. It goes deeper into
the art of discovering one’s inner self, appropriate for those who are
confused, or are searching for a career, vocation, or a meaningful life.

 

 
     amdg 
Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry10 Apr 2014 06:31 pm

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The Art of Discovering Your Inner Self

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