Archive | January 2018

Physalis Salsa

Some people split hairs, I thought, as I chopped each physalis into 8 pieces.

Physalis or groundcherries or Cape something I forget

Red bell pepper (not hot)

Shallot finely chopped into lime juice

Salt

A sprinkle of Berber spice blend (it is quite hot)

 

Mix well and wait a little while.  Then enjoy as a relish.

 

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Promenade de dimanche

Even in winter, nature is full of colour.

Hazelnut in bloom with a few retained leaves.

Snowdrops 2018

Snowdrops, in spite of gale force winds (slightly blurry)

 

In a way, I find it sad when I read ancient texts and see how relevant they are today.  When will we decide to change?

 “As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the Lord.’  My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice.  Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.   Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.”

Ezekiel 33:30-32 New International Version (NIV)

 

Jesus as messenger, who spoke to thousands in Palestine:

“It would have been better for them not to recognize My Voice, but to rise as the waves of the sea, as the deaf obstinate waves rushing at the (ridge of) rock that bars their way; (so) they would have defeated sin, abomination as high as a cliff.  But the multitude that was listening to Me remained seated with their rulers and priests.  I have waited (for them to rise), and now I rise instead of them.”

The Revelation of Arès 28/12

 

No force will wave a wand and recreate Eden, it is up to us to change, to become Good.  The “abomination as high as a cliff” will be overcome by our everyday efforts to love, make peace, forgive, develop our spiritual intelligence, free ourselves from all prejudice.  We must make Good contagious.

 

Beauty at my Doorstep

I almost wrote beauty at my doorstop.  ???

Power

Excerpt from a comment 06jan18 192C56

http://michelpotayblog.net/192.html/192Esperance-comments-french.html

 

…If one can be certain of brother Michel’s faith and hope, what about his power?  With this question one can understand the relative lack of success of The Revelation of Arès.  We find ourselves back with the same problem as the Sermon on the Mount.  Are we going to adopt a theory from someone who takes punches without responding although he has the strength of a carpenter?…

 

Excerpt from the reply:

…And now for power!  Jesus could not, I cannot, as God can, extend a hand towards space, set the limits of infinity and say, “Let a thousand suns be!” and a thousand suns are!  Only God can do that and God… we don’t know what He is.  But I, human, the image and likeness of the Father (Genesis 1/26), a very small scale model of the Father, I can extend my will, make it envelope my whole being, force within myself a determination of my existence and say to myself, “From now on, you will be penitent, an apostle of the Father, an artisan of Good in this world; you will change your life (RA 30/11) and in doing so, you will participate in changing the world (RA 28/7),” that I can do, it’s my own power, my atom of power like I am an atom of God, of All That Is.  That is what we are talking about when we evoke the spiritual power of mankind.  We are not speaking about a material force, but rather an intangible force, the force of one’s willSO THAT WE DO YOUR WILL (RA 12/4).

We think we evolve in a world of things and forces that are precise, scientific, psychological, measurable, but that is not true.  Mankind is in a nature of associations that are vague, derivative, immaterial, one of the aspects that differentiates it from animals and vegetation.

Every morning I say to my spouse, “I love you,” but I am incapable of explaining the inner rush that I feel when I tell her that, incapable of saying why if she were to die there in front of me, I think I would die with her, incapable of telling her why our lives are joined to such a degree.  She feels the same, perhaps even stronger.  This love force is a power.  Between us and those around us there are significant forces which we are incapable of knowing in a rational way.  But these forces exist.  That is where one will find our power.

Translated by djd

RA=The Revelation of Arès