I know this is quite a time since you left your posting but wanted to thank you for seeking out answers on my behalf. I did read that set of scripture you referred to. I'd be interested in knowing what your own interpretation of it was, though. Interestingly, somewhere in there it also talked about Jesus giving a blind man sight. I thought that was interesting.
When we seek out what is really true, I believe this is revealed, but it is not so much finding a treasure or the answer that has value and worth or the greatest joy but the journey and process of searching, itself, that teaches us the most.
Solomon, when offered all the treasure and wealth in the world, instead asked for the greatest wisdom and knowledge one could attain, and oddly enough because of this virtuous wish, he was given both. Ironically, he learned that all the wealth and riches of the world did not fill up the void or make one truly happy and this is perhaps the greatest wisdom one could learn.
In the book, Courageous Souls, it talks about how each person plans their life including all the challenges, medical problems, trials to go through and fully accept these in order to learn and grow and gain experience. The more the challenges and trials, the bigger the growth, the bigger the value. SO if anyone is experiencing trials that seem beyond manageable to bear at this time, perhaps it is because before this life you decided like Solomon, that you wanted to attain the greatest wisdom and knowledge, and that is a pretty hard path to venture. It sure would explain a lot, wouldn’t it? But you also will have all the wealth in the world, at least all that really is important and worth far more than if you had all the money in the world and the best part is, that’s the kind of wealth you DO get to take with you, so store it up, and multiply it, by sharing the good stuff.
If you find yourself stuck in one place, decide what kind of tree you want to be and be that tree. The cool thing about being stuck in one place is you can still do three things: reach in , reach out, and reach up.
I was just watching this documentary on artist, Alice Neel, who said, "Art is The Search".
Well, that about sums life up too. “Life is The Search”.
Amantim: Sorry chica, I hadn’t had a chance to look up that stuff yet. How are things going?
Mafassa: I went back to try to find your email but this forum tends to delete things like emails and forums and looks like it deleted yours.
Hope you are hangin in there.
Saapmaker: It is interesting earlier you mentioned about your husband making copper wands………..for some reason I have been drawn to copper and using it for the wire used in jewelry to string beads. I wonder why?
CHrissicat: I hope you are still hanging in there through everything.
Libraslair and Virgogirl: I got a strand of that hemimorphite and it is gorgeous. I combined it with some of that blue quartz I love and in some little shop here I found an unusual piece of chrysoprase (sp?) that is in almost a natural crystal pendant shape. When I get a chance here I will take a picture of all of these and post it here if it will let me. Just got batteries for my camera. I also got a piece of raw turquoise in the same shop shaped in the image of a raw arrowhead. Not sure that this was shaped this way too long ago but it is a cool shape in nontumbled turq. For some reason I am on a blue/aqua color phase. Of course that looks really good combined with a bit of red coral, too.
Chenaya: You still around? What are you up to these days?
Peace and Harmony