Sunday, February 26, 2006
Welp - it's now been officially two consistent years in a row that I've been in Rochester. THAT is a record. No more moving back and forth between coasts. No more "wanting-to-be somewhere-other-than-where-I-already-am." Rochester is my home, and it will always be. I will forever fly to LA and NYC for work, etc. But Rochester is my base for sure. And it feels good. It feels good to have found peace. I love my work. I love my home. I love who I am. And I love God. I appreciate everything about my life, and everything that I've done WITH my life. I'm at a "place" in my eternal existence where I now understand things about myself that I've never understood before. I now understand that I can buy a house, and it won't make me stagnant; that I can be in a committed relationship, and it won't make me old and career-less; that I can dedicate myself to family and friends, and I won't die from loyalty. O' contrare: committment, dedication and loyalty only leads to fulfillment. What was I thinking (before)?! Now, it's just a matter of finding that special someone with whom to share my wonderful life; whose equally wonderful life I would equally seek to share. The question now becomes: Which one of you awesome individuals out there, past and present love ye be, married and/or single or soon-to-be-divorced-times-three, known or yet unknown to me, met or yet to meet, who will ye' be? Will you, the friend, yourself become my true love? Or will there be a brand-new, kind and gentle, generous soul who could learn to love me for who I am, and not for what I can buy for thee? Or will you be the friend simply good enough to kindly assist in the discovery of the truest, most unselfish love for me? We shall see. We shall see. We shall joyfully see. ;)
Posted by Herbie J Pilato at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
"Everything we find on earth is an imperfect version of the spirit of God and Heaven. Earth is an imperfect version of Heaven, meaning that although it looks like Heaven in many respects and that it has a similar comfort as Heaven, it is not Heaven. Because in Heaven everything happens as it is supposed to and as everyone who has been born on earth knows life isn't perfect here. We all go through unexpected and disappointing experiences in life that we wish did not happen. On Earth their is the lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes. We have this tendency, and and at many times a successful one, to be attracted to those who appeal to us which results in unions that may not be for our best interests. Sometimes we get into sexual relationships that may serve the short term, that may happen only once, that may hurt ones who truly love you, or sexual relationships taht may hurt you. But they seem to hapopen. When you are filled with Pride, when you let the ego take control, that is not the real you. Because Pride is what brings you down, it is taking a situation or an opportunity and abusing it; it is a belief that goes beyond boasting in which you belive you can never fail, in which you are never wrong, in which what you say goes - and that is not what brings you happiness. Happiness comes from the Father, it comes from doing what is inherently right, and if you find yourself doing something that is contrary to what God would bless you with in the first place then you know it is wrong. Such things that go contrary to your own well being, things that aren't good for you or don't have good outcomes, are what is known as 'of this Earth.' That is why when you pass from this Earth the former things fall away, because their is no impurity in Heaven. In Heaven, you aren't burdened with having to use your Free Will towards a decision that may be the wrong one. In Heaven, if you make a decision it is because of the Love within you, inspiring you to make the choice and not because of outside influences of the world, because in the spirit world, when you make a choice, you not only make it because of strong feelings on the subject, because you know it is the right thing to do. In Heaven there is no clouded reasoning. You make the right decisions because of the pure and clarifying energy of Heaven. You don't have a cloud over your consciousness, like on Earth, which doesn't make your viewpoint mystified (or "mistified"), but rather, clear as day. The world isn't your home. Rather, it is one big school for you to be housed in until have fulfilled the reasonsing for coming here in the first place. It is a place in which although bad things happen, you will do what is necessary to return home. Once the world is gone from you, once you leave this planet Earth, you are no longer subject to its limiting powers. Everything has become clear and finally makes sense. There are no more hard decisions. There are no more reasons to doubt. There is nothing more that you cannot do because you are in the Father's territory now; you are within the gates of the Father's house, and those in God's home have Peace, protection, security, and Love."
Posted by Herbie J Pilato at 9:36 AM
Monday, February 13, 2006
O Cosmic Birther of all Radiance and Vibration, soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where Your Presence can abide; fill us with Your Creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of Your Mission; let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire; endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish; untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes; do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment. For You are the ground and the Fruitful Vision, the Birth-Power and Fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.
Posted by Herbie J Pilato at 7:04 AM