SUNDAY 8th of April 2018
A Baha’i Prayer
Refresh and gladden my spirit.
Purify my heart.
Illumine my powers.
I lay all my affairs in Thy hands.
Thou art my Guide and my Refuge.
I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved;
I will be a happy and joyful being.
O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety,
nor will I let trouble harass me.
I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself.
I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
Tamara & Friend
With devotion prepare yourself to relax your physical body as you are about to embark into a beautiful trip of imagination in order to enjoy the healing that will be extended to you. Start relaxing your mind; send away, far away from you all your thoughts! Slowly, slowly now feel an energy of lightness coming over you; feel all your organs working in perfect order giving you health and serenity!
See yourself now going higher and higher going through many different currents of energies! These energies have their own beautiful colours with their own positive energies! As you go through these currents you are fully recharged with feelings of courage, of compassion, of strength to go on with your life, with the force to be the best you can. These energies now raise inside you the curiosity to continue your trip, to go still higher and higher! Suddenly a shiny golden door appears in front of you. As you come nearer to the golden door it opens and you find yourself in the middle of a group of people; people who were waiting for you, people who needed your presence to help them realise how they could help you, and how much energy they need to give you to help you face your destined challenges. Look in their eyes, look how much love they have for you, look at the warmth of the affection they surround you with! Remember you are never alone, they are constantly whispering in your ears telling you what an important soul you are; they tell you not to be afraid in your life, to act with love and you will always succeed with great success!
You feel happy and great joy is in you! They take you to their houses, see how pretty they are! They all have pretty gardens with beautiful flowers! A feeling of tranquillity and serenity is inside you now! You know, life is eternal and your spirit and soul will live for ever.
In this joyful atmosphere your thoughts now go to your friends and family members who are not with us today and they need help and support. With love and respect in your heart you ask the Guides and those from the realms above who are around you at the moment to extend loving energies of health and healing to all the names listed in our healing book. Bring these friends in your mind now and send them your love and healing….
Let us now thank the Great Spirit and all your celestial friends for the loving healing energies they extended to all of us. We all are very privileged to have experienced such a beautiful healing. We now pray and we ask our Guides to help us heal our bodies and souls.
Your celestial friends come all around you now and tell you that the time has come for you to return to your physical plane. You thank them for the joy, the serenity and the healing they extended to you and slowly, slowly you now exit from the golden door. You go through all the shiny coloured energy currents, through all their loving and positive energies and you are now ready to face your physical life again.
You are now back in this hall. Slowly make your way back to your seat. See yourself once more sitting in the place you have started from.
Feel now your body becoming heavier and heavier, feel your heart beating stronger and stronger, feel yourself breathing heavier, feel the chair you are sitting on, feel your feet touching the ground. Move your fingers and your toes and when you are ready open your eyes and welcome back.
A limit of your kindness
Recently Steve had a car accident. So he put his car in the garage to carry out the repair work. Since he had to go to the job daily, he decided that until the car is ready, he will travel by the metro train. One day, he noticed a homeless guy at the train station at night. He felt pity for him, so he gave him some change from his pocket.
The homeless guy thanked him for it. Next day again, he noticed the homeless guy at the same place. This time Steve though to get him something to eat, so he went outside the station and brought him a meal. The homeless guy thanked him for his kindness. But Steve got curious and asked him, “How did you get to this point?”
The homeless guy looked up at him and with a smile, he said, “By Showing Love.” Steve didn’t understand it, so he asked him, “What do you mean by that?” The homeless guy replied that “Throughout my whole life, I made sure that everyone was happy. No matter what was going right or wrong in my life, I always helped everyone.”
Steve asked him, “Do you regret it?” To which the homeless man replied, “No, It just hurts my soul that the very people I gave the shirt off my back to wouldn’t give me a sleeve of that same shirt when I was in need. Son, It is better to build your own house and invite someone in for shelter than to hand them your bricks while you are building yours. Because one day you will turn around and look at the spot where you had planned to build your house. It will be an empty lot. Then you are the one looking for bricks.”
Steve understood what the homeless guy meant and thanked him for the good advice.
Dear friends, helping others is not a bad thing at all. But Sometimes, while we are helping others, we forget our own problems and needs. One must remember that sometimes sharing is better than giving away. You can do a lot more by being in a strong position instead of bringing yourself into a weaker situation.
How to slow down drivers
Farmer Jack once lived on a quiet rural highway, but as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and eventually got so heavy and so fast that his free range chickens were being run over, at a rate of three to six a week.
So Farmer Jack called the local police station to complain, "You've got to do something about all these people driving so fast and killing all my chickens," he said to the local police officer.
"What do you want me to do?" asked the policeman.
"I don't care, just do something about those crazy drivers!"
So the next day the policeman had the Council erect a sign that said: “SCHOOL CROSSING”
Three days later Farmer Jack called the policeman and said, "You've still got to do something about these drivers. The "school crossing" sign seems to make them go even faster!"
So again, they put up a new sign: “SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY”.
That really sped them up. So Farmer Jack called and said, "Your signs are no good. Can I put up my own sign?"
In order to get Farmer Jack off his back the policeman said "Sure. Put up your own sign."
The phone calls to the Police Station stopped, but curiosity got the better of the Officer, so he called Farmer Jack. "How is the problem with the speeding drivers, and did you put up your sign?"
"Oh, I sure did and not one chicken has been killed."
The policeman was really curious and thought he'd better go out and take a look at the sign. He also thought the sign might be something the Police could use elsewhere, to slow drivers down.
So he drove out to Farmer Jack's house. His jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign, it read:
'NUDIST COLONY - Slow down and watch for chicks!'
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