a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sometimes The Best Messages Come From The Strangest Places

"Life, Gail, is not what you see, but what you've projected.  It's not what you've felt, but what you've decided.  It's not what you've experienced, but how you've remembered it.  It's not what you've forged, but what you've allowed. And it's not who's appeared, but who you've summoned.  And this should serve you well, beloved, until you find, what you already have."

This was in one of those junk mails we all get in our inbox.  It didn't say anything about enlarging body parts or attracting wild woman, so I read it.  It made sense!
Sometimes my life is as tangled as this picture of trees in a sunrise, but I guess "It is not what I forged, but what I have allowed." 

I sometimes wonder why all our animals get along, unnaturally so,  but nice to experience so it matches "And it's not who's appeared, but who we have summoned."

I ask myself if I am where I am supposed to be, what's my purpose, where am I headed?  All questions everyone asks at one point in their life.  Again this measly piece of junk mail, gave me the answer:
"And this should serve you well, beloved, until you find, what you already have."

I have often wished God would just send me an email, maybe He did!


laurie said...

that's fascinating! the email wasn't trying to sell you anything? just impart wisdom? i have never seen one of those.

i do like the tree-branch analogy. well put.

Rudee said...

Or you could look at those branches, not as a twisted mess, but what you've chosen to surround yourself with: family, friends, animals, colleagues and an extended blogging community. It's not a tangled mess, it's a network.

I'm going to be on the lookout for my message, but I think I may have found it here.

ellen abbott said...

Very thought provoking.

Journaling Woman said...

Working in Technology, I have thought it would be convenient for God to give me my messages as a screensaver, you know walk back in the room and there it is, since I tend to get overwhelmed by email.

I have found the best way to receive my messages from God is to be in a quiet place, both physically and mentally and listen. "Things" become so much clearer in the quietness of the soul.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I think that was your message, Gail and it came at a fortunate moment. You better pay attention to it, because they don't come along often. Somebody is trying to tell you something and fate put it in your way.

Pat said...

That was an interesting piece of junk mail. Hmmm....food for thought.

Loved the photo of the tree at dawn.

Tina said...

..and what an interesting way to receive an e-mail from "above"! I should be checking my comments more often.maybe he sent me one too..not that yours isn't one should always keep in mind!!!
Thanks for your comment, I left you and Marcy a note on your last post!!

Gramma Ann said...

Well, I am speechless. Why would anyone send you a message like that? I agree with Rudee, "The branches aren't a twisted mess....... it's a network."

Nezzy said...

God works in mysterious ways and he doesn't make junk!

Have a great day filled with blessed messages lots of love.

DesertHen said...

Awww, a "stop and pay attention moment"...I like those! Amazing that it arrived in a junk email! The photo of the tree is beautiful and I agree that it is a nework of life and love, not a tangled mess.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Fascinating and very thought provoking, Gail. So, were your questions answered?

I am wondering if your e-mail even applies to me, as it certainly speaks to me regarding something that happened to me this morning.

I was preparing Baby Doll's grain in the tack room, and as I turned to leave the tack room to take the grain out to my mare, I cried out in surprise to find her standing there with her nose in the doorway!

Apparently I had forgotten to lock the barn door gate and she walked through to see what I was up to.

"And it's not who's appeared, but who we have summoned."
"And this should serve you well, beloved, until you find, what you already have."



Leslie said...

That was a nice junk email to get, I wouldn't mind getting one like that. It has a nice message.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Wow, that's really good! I'm going to have to write that down!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Interesting email..sometimes the best ones come by on the days we really need them. So ya, God sent you an email..I kind of like that idea! :)

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