Monday, November 29, 2010

Finding Self-Forgiveness and Self Love

In "Learning From The Light", Dr. Lerma shares more angelic messages given to his patients and more stories from survivors who have experienced the loss of a loved one and their visits with angels. The following is one quote from the book that I found very insightful but the stories within the book are much more depictive of what the following quote really means.

The way to God is through self-forgiveness. The way to self-forgiveness is through self love. The way to self-love is through seeking God.

- page 249, Dr. John Lerma, "Learning From The Light"

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  1. Steam fills the bath and frozen figures on the wall
    open their eyes, wet and round, Narcissus eyes
    that see enormous distances. And new ears
    that love the details of any story. The figures dance
    like friends diving into red wine, coming up and diving again.

    Steam spills into the courtyard. It's the noise
    of resurrection. They move from one corner
    laughing across to the opposite corner. No one notices
    how the steam opens the rose of each mind,
    fills every beggar's cup solid with coins.
    Hold out a basket. It fills up so well
    that emptiness becomes what you want.

    The judge and the accused forget the sentencing.
    Someone stands up to speak, and the wood of the table
    becomes holy. The tavern in that second is actually "made"
    of wine. The dead drink it in.
    Then the steam evaporates.
    The figures sink back into the wall, eyes blank,
    ears just lines.
    Now it's happening again, outside.
    The garden fills with bird and leaf sounds.

    We stand in the wake of this chattering and grow airy.
    How can anyone say what happens, even if each of us
    dips a pen a hundred million times into ink?

    -- Version by Coleman Barks
    (based on A.J. Arberry's translation)
    "These Branching Moments"
    Copper Beech Press, 1988

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