Zequatanil

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  1. I am beyond shocked! I have not been here for a long while and I this news about Rev. Al is so deeply saddening . He was such a wonderful shining soul- compassionate , understanding and filled with love and deep wisdom. I loved his insights and words. The world has lost a beautiful soul-and heaven gained a shining one back . I am thinking of him with much love......many of his wise words are with me. Blessings dear Al, and may you always be in the light of the "Infinite". Suzanne
  2. Congratulations Al...sounds like you did a great job! Yes little girld grow up, but then come other little girls or boys to love. Prayers, blessings and good wishes for the young couple! -love, light and blessings to you, Suzanne
  3. Beloved Al- I am sorry about your mother! I hope she is improving-she will be in my prayers, she shall occupy a bead on my rosary daily from here on. Prayers for you and the rest of your family. Have a blessed year. with much love, Suzanne
  4. Happy, Peaceful and Healthy New Year to all you wonderful people. It is truly blessing and privilege to be amongst you!...I am a little late, but better a little late then never! Wishing you love and all the best for 2014. Suzanne
  5. Absolutely-Amen to your insight Al! blessings and peace, Suzanne
  6. Silly you?? Not at all Rev.JohnG! At times our view changes, and our soul knows. God is not a religion-, though I am a Catholic. But there are many roads to the heart of God. blessings and peace, Suzanne
  7. It has always been my belief--whatever gets you further towards God, or whomever that Higher Power is. For me any religion is a "wayshower", thought I am a Christian with some other religions inter-mixed. I do not believe one religion is the "one" neither is one better than an other, as long as one practices ones own from the heart and lives according to the "golden rule"-names matter not, following one`s conscience is. blessings and peace, Suzanne
  8. Well--a very dear friend of mine was in St Michael`s seminary here in Toronto, about 14 years ago--Very few people get taken as it is almost an elite club-a fast track to the Vatican. He studied with some very prominent theologians in Europe, and came from a Jesuit school. His ideas about Mary were not tolerated--he got a letter from Ratzinger himself, to cease and desist. He didn`t -and got thrown out and got excommunicated after being there for two years. So it happens if you are in the light, but for little people like myself--they don`t care at all. Even if they did--what then? As for my
  9. He maybe regarded as a crazy, but I really admire the man, and there is a lot of truth to his views. Often people were burnt at the stake for holding to specific ideas, ideals and beliefs--and then later were canonized. Science is very dogmatic and often rather fickle. Then again science may be great as well as technology--but spiritually I feel we are moving backwards. That is the price we are paying-certainly did not come not cheap. blessings and peace, Suzanne
  10. Absolutely! I agree RevRainbow blessings and peace, Suzanne
  11. Hi RevRattler- Well--in the conversations that I have had with Her, She told me that She is all that "IS". I asked Her name--Her response was" I am all names, call me what you will,I am all that exists--for none can imagine all that which and who I AM". One can interpret that as many things--but the fact remains for me that She exists. blessing and peace, Suzanne
  12. Hi Fawzo- To tell you the truth I don`t know at all--but to me it matters not because my ideas of Mary are rather unorthodox. If she was human and we accept the story in the Bible, then yes She was.-However if the Bible is simple a parable, a metaphor or a simple story to understand, then it is a different story. For me She is actually fully part of God--"God" infact, part of the complete manifestation, totality of God. If we presume She was the mother of God, then is not the mother equal to the son? blessings and peace, Suzanne
  13. Thomas Merton is my favourite spiritual writers, a mentor in a way who has had a huge impact on how I think, view life, religion and politics. I thought I would share this video. I find the context even more meaningful now, than back in Merton`s day. blessings and peace, Suzanne
  14. Being a Catholic--I actually call myself a renegade Catholic, and I shall die a Catholic,in fact my dedication is to our Blessed Mother entirely!--however I have no problems with being here. Even if I were excommunicated by the church,to me it would make no difference--I would still attend church and do what ever what my heart says. No man can tell me what to believe, the relation between God and my self is personal. To me religion is a way--but faith, my belief- is to me God. In fact --I have many religions within my heart,and I practice a few within my life- Hinduism, Budhism and a few othe
  15. I think that maybe they are angels sent to teach us things-love, forgiveness, compassion, non-judgement and so much more that we need to know and to understand. Yes-Dan--I agree with you 100%! Absolutely there was a space in heaven for them before us :-) blessings and love, Suzanne
  16. Thank you for you post Hermano-it is so very much appreciated! "I am the Atman (Soul) in the heart of all beings" ,as Lord Krishna states. I truly believe this. Each day I chant- Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare: Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare -after the rosary. blessing and peace, Suzanne
  17. Most definitely they do--now I don`t know if it is called heaven, but wherever we go--back into that space,dimension,place whatever whom/what is God. We are all part of the grand scheme of things, all have a place in creation for a reason. I am definitely sure that animals have a soul--and a reason for being, which is part of the "divine purpose". Though I am a Catholic, I would consider myself to be pantheistic. blessings and peace, Suzanne
  18. I don`t know about angels and if they manifest in physicality. But--"faith" is a very positive energy and everything comes from within that "soul point or oversoul" from within us that knows all. For me, miracles do happen, but we create it ourselves as we are particles of the divine. It is those times that "we create". It is often hard to be in that "zone" for we are very pre-occupied with the material. Seeing or thinking we see angels strengthen our "faith" thus we believe deeper, and creation happens--be that good or bad as Br.Kamen says. They are all miracles of sorts or manifestations of
  19. He wrote over 60 books in his short life. He is one of the greatest spiritual mystics of our age--he was truly human as well as a holy man. How did he die ? Well, he was a huge beam in the eye of the political world as well as the religious. --I am no conspiracy theorist but I do question many things, as do many. The Dalai Lama said:"I have never met a Christian in this lifetime as enlightend as Thomas Merton". The Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton met in November 1968 in Dharamsala, India where the Dalai Lama was living in exile. His Holiness and Tho
  20. Through his study of contemplative Catholic and pagan mysticism, Merton became a universalist of sorts. Nowhere did he say that Buddhists, Hindus, and Sufis worshipped false gods or that they were hell-bound because they do not believe in the Christ of the Bible. When writing about Zen Buddhists, Merton always assumed that they were communing with the same “ground of Being” that he himself had found through Catholic monasticism. Merton said that monks of all religions are “brothers” and are “already one.” At an interfaith meeting in Calcutta, India, in 1968, sponsored by the Temple of Underst
  21. Through his study of contemplative Catholic and pagan mysticism, Merton became a universalist of sorts. Nowhere did he say that Buddhists, Hindus, and Sufis worshipped false gods or that they were hell-bound because they do not believe in the Christ of the Bible. When writing about Zen Buddhists, Merton always assumed that they were communing with the same “ground of Being” that he himself had found through Catholic monasticism. Merton said that monks of all religions are “brothers” and are “already one.” At an interfaith meeting in Calcutta, India, in 1968, sponsored by the Temple of Underst
  22. Louisville in 1958, Merton says that he had an epiphany that he described as follows. “In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut,* in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. ... Then it was as if I suddenly saw the SECRET BEAUTY OF THEIR HEART, THE DEPTHS OF THEIR HEARTS WHERE NEITHER SIN nor desire nor self-knowledge CAN REACH, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God’s eyes. I
  23. Why do we forget? Because we have still far too much to learn--and things to work out, we are confused enough imagine if we knew and remembered all As for my religion--I will sum it up in one word: "compassion"--I feel if we have that, then we have unity, -for me that is the thread that ties all living things together. Animal,vegetable and probably mineral as well - imho. blessings, Suzanne
  24. I love your quote--but above all your answer. Thank you Al. blessings, Suzanne
  25. Right on--perfect Al! Exactly! blessings, Suzanne